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RYDER FAKIN Six Degrees of Me Level: 66 Posts: 397/975 EXP: 2351744 For next: 110120 Since: 21.2.02 From: ORLANDO Since last post: 593 days Last activity: 58 days
AIM: # 1 Posted on 18.1.06 1742.52 Reposted on: 18.1.13 1743.05 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 FLEA (edited by RYDER FAKIN on 18.1.06 1844) Promote this thread!
Eddie Famous Andouille Level: 94 Posts: 1367/2221 EXP: 8134096 For next: 222592 Since: 11.12.01 From: Catlin IL Since last post: 517 days Last activity: 58 days # 2 Posted on 18.1.06 1750.28 Reposted on: 18.1.13 1750.36 This is good press?
Stilton Frankfurter Level: 59 Posts: 759/793 EXP: 1618251 For next: 54887 Since: 7.2.04 From: Canada Since last post: 4524 days Last activity: 4524 days # 3 Posted on 18.1.06 1759.30 Reposted on: 18.1.13 1759.33 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? (edited by Stilton on 18.1.06 2007)
Karlos the Jackal Lap cheong Level: 85 Posts: 656/1760 EXP: 5727825 For next: 170739 Since: 2.1.02 From: The City of Subdued Excitement Since last post: 908 days Last activity: 4 days # 4 Posted on 18.1.06 1803.32 Reposted on: 18.1.13 1803.38 No, dog attack, I think. 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) --K Edit: Here's a Wikipedia article on the victim (does not mention smoking): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabelle_Dinoire (edited by Karlos the Jackal on 18.1.06 1609)
DJ FrostyFreeze Scrapple Level: 113 Posts: 2121/3464 EXP: 15815318 For next: 3291 Since: 2.1.02 From: Hawthorne, CA Since last post: 162 days Last activity: 8 days # 5 Posted on 18.1.06 1808.34 Reposted on: 18.1.13 1808.35 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. 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.
HairRaiser Kishke Level: 44 Posts: 361/393 EXP: 585155 For next: 26134 Since: 13.1.03 From: S. Attleboro, MA Since last post: 3951 days Last activity: 3286 days # 6 Posted on 19.1.06 0504.37 Reposted on: 19.1.13 0504.46 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.
Deputy Marshall Liverwurst Level: 69 Posts: 500/1148 EXP: 2780506 For next: 89252 Since: 28.6.04 From: Troy, NY Since last post: 1348 days Last activity: 869 days # 7 Posted on 19.1.06 1602.25 Reposted on: 19.1.13 1602.33 Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze 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. 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. 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.
Lexus Andouille Level: 89 Posts: 770/1970 EXP: 6782912 For next: 133016 Since: 2.1.02 From: Stafford, VA Since last post: 3 days Last activity: 18 hours
AIM: # 8 Posted on 20.1.06 0525.03 Reposted on: 20.1.13 0526.07 (deleted by Lexus on 20.1.06 0625)
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