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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Thondoy, IS, T972 THB IFTHBRIDGe HERALD 27 Is something really happening? 'The Lords spirit is working' By GEORGE CORNELL, i AI> Religion Writer I NEW YORK iven every year in the Jnited States, and there's a shortage of donors. Dudrick, of the University of Pennsylvania medical school and chief of surgery at he Veterans Administration :Iospilal in Philadelphia, has lelped develop one alternative method of blood replacement. This involves building up the blood before and after sur- gery with various nutrients, such ar amino acids and iron, to mKke transfusions unneces- sary. Other techniques involve the heart-lung macliine, lowering of blood pressure, and cry- osurgery or freezing. There are still other procedures. NOT UNIVERSAL Not all patients can be treated with the blood build up method, Dudrick said in an interview. They must be fairly healthy and the surgeiy must not be urgent, to allow time to build up the blood. Dudrick said: "ft is amaz- ing how fast patients come around" in response to the nu- trient build-up. It was "sort of a ritual" the past to replace lost blow unit for unit, he said. The blood-build-up tech nique has been used clinically at the University of Pennsyl vaiu'a hospitals for about foui years, he said, and has been used at major medical centre, around the U.S. for the las two. Surgeons do not uniformlj accept the method, because i means extra work to build U! patients before and after sur gery, he said. "Tile easiest thing to do i to hang a bottle of Dudrick said, noting that some still rely on the transfu- sion when it might not be nec- essary. Dr. James E. Eckeulioff, dean of Northwestern Univer- ily medical school, has been leader in developmenl of urglcal techniques involving lowering of lood pressure to reduce lood loss in certain prob- ems. This is particularly useful in urgery of the head and neck IK! the upper extremities, V icurosurgcry and in plastic urgery, he said. REDUCE DLOOD LOSS The hypotension technique, Eckenhoff said in an intcr- "can markedly reduce he loss of blood and the need or replacement." This technique has had wider use in Britain, where Eckenhoff, an aneslhesiolo- ;ist, worked in perfecting il at ueen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead. A decade ago, surgeons re- Paltern 7030 Whip this lip for camping trips, extra guests at home! Youngsters love lo snuggle into a cozy sleeping bag. Use felt for turtle's head, feet, fea turcs. Easy-sew! Pattern 7030 pattern pieces, directions 34 x 67" sleeping bag. SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS foi each pattern cash, cheqm or money order. Add 15 cenls for each pattern for first-clas mailing and special handling to Alice Brooks, care of THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Readers Mail Limilcd 60 Front Street West Toronto 1, Ontario placed blood if Ihe loss ex- ceeded 400 or 500 cubic centi- melres, about a pint, but now replace much of lost blood with nutrienl solulioiis, he said. Tiie transfusion itself may cause death, he said, noling that one of every to hollies of blood has folal ef- fects. In comparative studies, pa- tients whose blood pressure was lowered required less than half the amount of re- placement blood required by others undergoing Ihe same procedures. Eckenhoff said surgeons now think lhat palients who are not in severely deterio- rated condition can sustain a loss of up lo one quart of blood without replacement. The Korean and Vietnamese wars also taught surgeons to work with less donated blood, Eckenhoff said, because there was not enough lo meet Ihe needs of men injured in bal- tle. NOT NEEDED A leading hcarl surgeon, Dr. Denlon Cooley of Ihe Texas Heart Institute, Hous- ton, said he is not opposed lo blood transfusions but "the fact is evident now lhat most major surgery can be done without transfusion." Cooley, noted for open heart surgery and as a pioneer in heart transplants, said some doctors use blood transfusions "as a crutch" or because the blood is available. "We continue lo do our sur- with a minimum of Cooley said in an interview. "Our goal is to see how lillle we can use." Four Harvard Medical S c 1) o o 1 S. Mortimer J. Buckley, W .Ger- ald Auslen, Allan GoldblaU and Myron B. developed a lecluiique for di- luting the patient's blood, then reinfusing liis own alter sur- gery. The patient's lempcralure fs lowered, slowing his metabo- lism. Eighty per cent of his blood is removed and stored. Al the same time, Ihe blood is replaced by three limes as much nulrient solution as blood withdrawn. Circulation i s maintained through t li e heart-lung machine. Wilh this technique, Buck- ley said, il is possible even to suspend circulation during Ihe repair procedure on some pa- tients, placing them in a stale of suspended animation. Olher forms of bloodless surgery include cryosurgery, which involves freezing, lo re- move malignancies and treat certain other conditions. Walk in and button easiest way to get ready to go places on sultry summer days! Note smart, diagonal rever detail. Fine for cool knils. Printed Pattern 4846: NEW Women's Sizes 34, 36, 38, 40, 4i, 44, 46, 48. Size 36 (bust 40) takes 3 yards 45-inch. SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS (75 cents) in coins (no stamps, please) for each pattern add 15 cents for each pattern for first-class mailing and special handling. Send order to ANNE ADAMS ANNE ADAMS, 60 Fronl St. W.. Toronto Print plainly PATTERN NUM- BER, YOUR NAME AND AD- DRESS, and the name of the Lclhbridge Herald. DO NOT send il lo The Herald FREE Spring Fashion Offer Choose one pa Hern free from new Spring Summer Catalog. All sizes! 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