More from the Annals of Polycythemia Veraby
." I have polycythemia vera, that in layman's terms means I have too many platelets. (I want to link to earlier posts..., specifically polycythemia vera and essential thrombocytosis." Whether my PV is cancer or not depends on whom you talk...
Fact-Buzz Friday: PVSby
What is PVS?
Persistent Vegetative State is defined as "a clinical condition of unawareness of self and environment, in which the patient breathes spontaneously, has a stable circulation, and shows cycles of eye closu
Hoisting a Pintby
or, the Annals of Polycythemia Vera (in Vera Veritas)
Two weeks ago I went to LifeSource... exposure caused them to develop polycythemia and other illnesses. Some suffered immediate effects...
Several people have recently urged me to consider studies demonstrating the error rates in diagnosing PVS. While I have yet to do so, I did notice this appellate opinion published yesterday in Wisconsin, and briefly repo
Recovery from PVS -- Haleigh Poutreby
In September 2005, 11-year-old Haleigh Poutre arrived at Baystate Medical Center severely beaten into a coma. According to ABC News , doctors judged that "Short of developing a technique for a complete brain transplant
Stop Treating the PVS Prisonersby
This week, a San Joaquin County California judge refused to free Jackson Phaysaleum, a prisoner who is in a permanent vegetative state. "Attorneys sought his release under a law that allows an incapacitated inmate to go fre
Sunny Von Bulow - 28 years of PVSby
Sunny Von Bulow died this week, 28 years after first falling into a comatose state -- either at the hands of her ex-husband Claus or by her own drug use.
While Von Bulow could easily pay the roughly $250,000 yearly medica