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Archives for February, 2008

That damn constant saddle vibration

Sauper T, Lanthaler M, Biebl M, Weiss H, Nehoda H. Impaired anal sphincter function in professional cyclists. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2007;119(5-6):170-3. Professional cycling: Voluntary defecation control is for pussies.

Injurious (and occasionally deadly) microwaves

Frey FJ. [Microwave-induced heating injury] Ther Umsch. 2004 Dec;61(12):703-6. German. This one’s in German. Though I no spreken ze deutch, the translated abstract tells the sad medical tale of a diabetic who was burnt by a warm-up pillow that was overheated in a microwave. The burns lead to amputation followed by infection with MRSA (a…

Loathing your limbs

Pearce JM. Misoplegia. Eur Neurol. 2007;57(1):62-4. Epub 2006 Nov 20. Review. Hemiplegia is paralysis of one side of the body. It can be congenital or acquired as the result of disease or injury involving the spinal cord and/or brain. Stroke is a common cause. Misoplegia is the hatred of paralyzed body parts in those afflicted…

Straumanis JP. Disclosure of medical error: is it worth the risk? Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2007 Mar;8(2 Suppl):S38-43. Hells no. Not unless you get off on having personal injury lawsuits filed against you. Which, admittedly, would be an interesting kink. — Comparison of a manual and an automated method to estimate the number of uterine…

Can’t keep it off

Volkmer BG, Maier S. Successful penile replantation following autoamputation: twice! Int J Impot Res. 2002 Jun;14(3):197-8. The particularly impressive part for me is that he was able to get it up even after the second replantation. In related news, check out this fascinating review article on genital self-mutilation.

Pruning under the influence

Marneros A, Gutmann P, Uhlmann F. Self-amputation of penis and tongue after use of Angel’s Trumpet. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2006 Oct;256(7):458-9. Epub 2006 Jun 16. Kids, this is why you should just bite the bullet and fork out the necessary cash for some quality bud instead of cheaping out and making tea from…

The rubber files

Arya CL, Gupta R, Arora VK. Accidental condom inhalation. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci. 2004 Jan-Mar;46(1):55-8. Sounds like either someone was a little too enthusiastic or someone else was a little too small. Oh, snap! — Morineau G, Prybylski D, Song N, Natpratan C, Neilsen G. Simultaneous Use of Multiple Condoms Among Male Cambodian…

YOUR HEAD A SPLODE

Nakaguchi H, Matsuno A, Teraoka A. Prediction of the incidence of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage from meteorological data. Int J Biometeorol. 2008 Jan 8; [Epub ahead of print] Changes in the weather can make your head (read: blood vessels in your brain) explode (read: rupture)! It’s like Scanners, only with periods of relatively high atmospheric pressure…

Awareness gone wrong

Kuijpers HJ, van der Heijden FM, Tuinier S, Verhoeven WM. Meditation-Induced Psychosis. Psychopathology. 2007 Sep 11;40(6):461-464 Please correct me if I’ve been misinformed here, but isn’t meditation supposed to help you chill out, not make you go nuts? Although I guess if your mantra was ‘Must kill everything I have ever loved’ I could see…