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3 years ago  ::  Feb 25, 2012 - 5:48PM #1
solfeggio
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news.ninemsn.com.au/health/8425742/turki...

In a 20-hour operation, fifty doctors at Hacettepe University Hospital in the capital city of Ankara, Turkey, performed the world's first quadruple limb transplant attaching two arms and two legs to a young man.

www.news.com.au/breaking-news/quadruple-...

www.france24.com/en/20120225-turkey-carr...   

What do we know about medical care in general in Turkey?  Well, at least  two sites tell us that the country seems to be doing quite well in providing health care for its citizens and tourists as well.

www.medcurator.com/index.php?page=28

www.thisisturkey.info/help-advice/medica...   

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 25, 2012 - 6:10PM #2
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It seems that Turkey is a country we could learn from. They have a government hospital system  and doctors that all citizens pay into. They also have private insurance available for those that wish to pay more.


Poor guy, now he has to look at someone else's limbs attached to his body. That must be strange, but no doubt far better than looking at four stumps. I hope he does well.

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 25, 2012 - 8:28PM #3
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WOW, just WOW. And I too hope that he heals  does well,

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 25, 2012 - 8:36PM #4
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Feb 25, 2012 -- 8:28PM, mainecaptain wrote:

WOW, just WOW. And I too hope that he heals  does well,


It's going to be rough. Just think of all the physical therapy he'll need to go through. And he'll have to take all kinds of anti rejection medications that have serious side effects and will shorten his life. Still better than four stumps.

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 26, 2012 - 8:00PM #5
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I remember the first heart transplant. 


I think it is important to understand that those who agree to undergo such treatments are guinea pigs.  There is hope of good outcome but there may be side effects and problems we cannot begin to anticipate.


I wish him luck.


I hope that you all have signed donor cards.  

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 27, 2012 - 12:23PM #6
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Feb 25, 2012 -- 8:36PM, mountain_man wrote:


Feb 25, 2012 -- 8:28PM, mainecaptain wrote:

WOW, just WOW. And I too hope that he heals  does well,


It's going to be rough. Just think of all the physical therapy he'll need to go through. And he'll have to take all kinds of anti rejection medications that have serious side effects and will shorten his life. Still better than four stumps.




I was thinking about that last night. Life will be rough for him. But then, perhaps not as much as, as you say four stumps. I do wish him luck.

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 27, 2012 - 2:59PM #7
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Sadly, the transplant has failed.  ABC and other news agencies are reporting that doctors had to amputate all four of the transplanted limbs because of “metabolic complications,” according to a statement from the hospital.  Apparently, problems arose when Cavdar's heart and vascular system failed to sustain one transplanted leg and then the other leg and two arms.


The hospital said Cavdar is currently in the ICU but offered no further details about his condition.

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 27, 2012 - 3:50PM #8
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Poor guy. At least they tried.

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 27, 2012 - 4:36PM #9
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Apparently poor Cavdar is now a cadaver.

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 27, 2012 - 6:40PM #10
Erey
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My mother has always said that  these new procedures are border-line cruel with the pain and suffering the patient has to endure for a very low chance of any real benefit. She has a point.



I too have signed my liscense for being a donor and informed my family of my wishes.  I hear that in Spain they have a great abundance of organ donors because they assume everyone is a donor unless they specificaly request NOT to be a donor. 

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