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RYDER FAKIN
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#1 Posted on 18.1.06 1742.52
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Click Here (news.yahoo.com)

Face Transplant Patient Smokes Again

TUCSON, Ariz. - The world's first face transplant recipient is using her new lips to take up smoking again, which doctors fear could interfere with her healing and raise the risk of tissue rejection.

"It is a problem," Dr. Jean-Michel Dubernard, who led the team that performed the pioneering transplant in France on Nov. 27, acknowledged on Wednesday.

FINALLY!! Some good press for us smokers...let's see thetruth.com spin this! Suckers

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#2 Posted on 18.1.06 1750.28
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This is good press?

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#3 Posted on 18.1.06 1759.30
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The link wouldn't work for me.

Does anyone know why she got the transplant in the first place? It didn't have anything to do with facial cancer, did it?


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#4 Posted on 18.1.06 1803.32
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    Originally posted by Stilton
    The link wouldn't work for me.

    Does anyone know why she got the transplant in the first place? It didn't have anything to do woth facial cancer, did it?

    (edited by Stilton on 18.1.06 1859)
No, dog attack, I think.

--K

Edit: Here's a Wikipedia article on the victim (does not mention smoking):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabelle_Dinoire

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#5 Posted on 18.1.06 1808.34
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    Originally posted by The Article
    The 38-year-old Frenchwoman received a new nose, chin and lips from a brain-dead donor after being mauled by her dog last spring.
Side note: A face-transplant by itself is "news", but I'm not sure why the AP would consider the fact that a face-transplant recipient has taken up smoking again is.
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#6 Posted on 19.1.06 0504.37
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I read this one on CNN a few minutes ago and their point is that the smoking increases the risk of tissue rejection. Since this is the first person to have had the surgery, I'd assume she would have been warned if they felt she should avoid it.
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#7 Posted on 19.1.06 1602.25
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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
      Originally posted by The Article
      The 38-year-old Frenchwoman received a new nose, chin and lips from a brain-dead donor after being mauled by her dog last spring.
    Side note: A face-transplant by itself is "news", but I'm not sure why the AP would consider the fact that a face-transplant recipient has taken up smoking again is.


I saw an article a few days ago where Doctors when discussing the procedure said that initially there were problems with tissue rejection, so that might have something to do with it.

I agree to a point, but I find the progress of the recipient (especially since this is a radically new procedure) to be just as newsworthy.
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#8 Posted on 20.1.06 0525.03
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