Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday Reading

Catching up on some reading today and found:

A study on patients with bleeding into the brain, which found that patients with only 1 type of brain hemorrhage had a better prognosis than patients with 2 types of brain hemorrhages.

Really. I'm not making this up. Archives of Neurology, January 2009, page 79.

17 comments:

Prissi said...

I would never have guessed!

Doctor D said...

Somebody is compiling data for the trauma study right now to determine if patients with two bullet wounds do better or worse than patients that were only shot once.

Too many journals in the world, and too many doctors who should just give up on publishing and take care of patients!

ERRN4U said...

What the hell, I had a patient recently with three different brain bleeds, what does this mean for her???

Theresa said...

I would never have guessed. Good thing there are smart people like that to tell us dumb people 2 is worse than 1 when it comes to brain hemorrhages.

Miss Kismet said...

But, doesn't one cancel the other out? Where can I apply for research money to prove or disprove this theory?

(seriously, our government pays these people research this, right? I am totally missing the boat here...)

The Dedeste Man said...

How about patients with multifactorial types of brain hemorrhages?

Anonymous said...

Well, at least someone 'proved' what we figured all along. It would've been bad if their research showed something else. Now, let's get onto the something more definitive like what if there's a clot here or there, or if eating wasabi or cold ice cream is a localized effect or might do something harmful or beneficial. Any volunteers? (Seriously, Wikipedia 'says' wasabi has some use as a 'smelling salt-type' vapor that could be used in smoke-detectors for blind people--my question, how to distinguish the smell of smoke and burning plastic from 'smelling salt-type' vapors?)

quixote said...

It's not just neurologists. I knew an ecologist who had a whole research project proving that different plants grew in sunny spots than shady ones. Got grant money for it too. You can't make this stuff up.

Kim Kasch said...

It shouldn't take a brain surgeon to figure that one out - but I guess it does :(

Frank, CPhT said...

I wonder if this is part of the same study that stated that having one head gives you a higher chance of survival than if you had no head at all?

Anonymous said...

I also heard that diet coke tastes better if you have two of them instead of one. Any truth to this?

cynic said...

You still read that crap ? There are better case reviews on blogs nowadays than journals. Sad, but true.

ER's Mom said...

From the Journal of DUH!

The Good Cook said...

The more I read your posts, the more I am convinced I can get am $million for research on obesity:

The more you eat, the fatter you get versus the less you eat, the skinnier...

This is important information!

The Mother said...

Don't you just love science?

Anonymous said...

I'm glad they seemed to prove a lack the of mere 'coincidence'. On the other hand, this wasn't going to be a high school science project.

Knucklehead said...

Let's help those researchers with another scientific experiment. Which will do more damage, one whack to the back of the skull with a tire iron, or TWO whacks to the back of the skull with a tire iron.

Anyone care to venture a hypothesis?

 
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