appreciate brown eyes more bc the people with brown eyes are grown up forcing to believe fuckin blue and green and grey are beautiful and either detest or get incredibly happy when someone compliments their eye color stop letting this happen
I have blue eyes and I married a brown eyed man. He’s dreamy to me :)
Fetus in Fetu
Fetus in fetu is a rare condition in which a fetus becomes enveloped by its twin in the womb. While fraternal twins result from two separately fertilized eggs, identical twins are the product of a single fertilized egg that separates. The separation of that fertilized egg doesn’t always go smoothly; conjoined twins are one example of an imperfect separation. Fetus in fetu, which occurs very early within a pregnancy, results when instead of separating, one fetus becomes trapped inside the other one. The trapped fetus begins acting like a parasite on its host, tapping into the twin’s blood supply to stay alive. If the fetus grows, it can cause great pain for its carrier.
Most cases of fetus in fetu are caught when the host twin is an infant, though there have been cases of people in their 30s and 40s carrying their own twin. One notable case occurred in India: A 36-year-old man looked visibly pregnant, but when doctors operated on what they thought was a tumor, they found a malformed fetus with limbs, genitalia and hair [source: ABC News]. This man’s example is a rare scenario, though, as about 90 percent of cases are found before an infant is 18 months old [source: Hoeffel et al.]. The babies usually have an abdominal mass, though sometimes the lump can be found other places, such as the brain or the scrotum.
For those of you eyeing your full-length mirror, bear in mind that this condition is extremely rare, with fewer than 100 examples documented in medical literature [source: Newsome]. Doctors estimate that it happens at 1 in every 500,000 births [source: Goldman]. The scenario does happen in equal rates to males and females, and though it usually involves only one fetus, sometimes multiple fetuses are absorbed. When they are removed, the fetuses are about 1.5 to 9.5 inches (4 to 24.5 centimeters) in length and weigh between 0.04 ounces (1.2 grams) and 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms) [source: Hoeffel et al.]. While various body parts may be present, the fetus is always anencephalic, meaning that it’s missing major parts of its brainand skull. Once the mass is removed, the host twins are usually completely fine.
It’s worth noting that some researchers believe that what may appear to be a case of fetus in fetu might actually be a teratoma. A teratoma is kind of tumor that can also look like a malformed fetus, yet it’s just a group of cells that can develop skin and teeth. Sometimes there may not be enough evidence to tell which has occurred, though an instance of teratoma is more common than that of fetus in fetu. Currently, if the fetus has some evidence of a vertebral column, the case is considered to be fetus in fetu.
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As Ebola Surges, CDC Sends Aid And Warns Against Travel
For the second time this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has raised the travel alert for three West African countries, as the death toll in the Ebola outbreak increased at an alarming rate.
"The bottom line is that the multiple outbreaks in West Africa are worsening right now," the CDC’s director Dr. Tom Frieden told NPR Thursday. “This is the biggest, most complex and the most difficult outbreak of Ebola that we’ve had to deal with.”
In only four days, the total number of cases has risen by 122, or about 10 percent. Since March, the World Health Organization has reported more than 1,300 cases and 728 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Nigeria has reported one case in a traveler from Liberia.
In response, the CDC is sending at least 50 more doctors and scientists to the region to help get the outbreak under control and stop its spread, Frieden says. The agency already has 12 people on the ground there now.
The CDC also elevated the travel alert to “Level 3” — the most serious level — for Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. It now advises against any nonessential travel to the three countries because of the “high risk.”
This advisory level is reserved for grave situations, such as the SARS outbreak in 2003 and the Haiti earthquake in 2010.
The measure reduces the risk of Americans catching Ebola, Frieden says. And it also helps to prevent overcrowding of clinics and hospitals with emergencies not related to Ebola.
Photo: Red Cross volunteers prepare to bury the body of an Ebola victim in Pendembu, Sierra Leone, early this month. (Tommy Trenchard for NPR)
Why does Ebola have to happen as I start work, I’m gonna diagnose everryone with it. Just in case…
On Wednesday I attended a particularly bad MVA.
It was a head on collision on main road, both parties were going at quite a speed. The car pictured above had four occupants:
Mother (front seat passenger)
15 y/o son (backseat passenger)
1 y/o daughter (back seat passenger)
None of the occupants were wearing their seatbelts and the one year old was not in a car seat. The one year old was ejected and was found 2m from the vehicle. The grandmother was DOA. The mother had back injuries and a compund fracture to her right leg. I don’t know much more about those three because my pt was the 15 y/o son. He was found entrapped in the back of the vehicle. We had to do an emergency extrication. He had major facial trauma. Le Fort 1 fracture, massive lacerations to the right side of his face, his tongue was in pieces. He also had a major “star” shaped laceration to the right temporal and parietal region.
Initial GCS was 8/15.
Airway was severly compromised due to the extensive bleeding from his face.
Pt was placed left lateral whilst ALS prepared for intubation. Whilst ALS was preparing bilateral IV lines of Ringers Lactate and Gelofusion were put up. Succinylcholine and Dormicum were administered prior to intubation. Pt was then turned supine and intubated. Pt was checked for other injuries.
Heli was called, but no heli was available. Loaded and gunned it to hospital.
Pt was rushed in for an emergency CT scan. The two bottom photos are of his CT scan (with permission from the doctor). As you can see he has a massive hematoma and subdural bleed, as well as marked swelling of the brain.
Pt passed away a few hours later due to hypovolemia.
If you don’t want to wear your seatbelt, fucking fine. Buckle up you kids at least. Damn.
Officials in Sierra Leone’s capital are trying to find a woman who left a hospital with the help of her family after testing positive for the deadly Ebola virus. The 32-year-old woman, whom radio stations in Freetown named as Saudatu Koroma, was being tested for the virus in an isolation ward, then was “forcefully removed” by her family, Reuters reports. That’s led to a hunt for Koroma to keep her from spreading the virus to others.
Just so there’s no confusion
St. Peter’s cross
The Ankh Symbol (Ancient Egyptian symbol for “life”)
Pentacle (Wicca/Pagan symbol)
Pentagram (Satanic symbol)
when someone on your dash is nightblogging and its still daytime where you live
I love this picture so much wtf hahahaha