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Thu Jan 26, 2012, 07:30 PM

"Cured salted pork crafted as a nasal tampon ..."



Detroit - Doctors in Detroit, Michigan are now advocating an offbeat way to treat nosebleeds. All you need to do is stick a "nasal tampon" made from salted, cured pork up your nostrils.
A group of doctors working at Detroit Medical Centre in Michigan have published their findings in the Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. The bacon tampon technique was recently used to treat a young girl with a rare blood disorder and chronic nosebleeds.


"Cured salted pork crafted as a nasal tampon and packed within the nasal vaults successfully stopped nasal hemorrhage promptly," the doctors wrote. "To our knowledge, this represents the first description of nasal packing with strips of cured pork for treatment of life-threatening hemorrhage in a patient with Glanzmann thrombasthenia."


Surprisingly, this use of "medical pork" isn't new: doctors had previously used the technique to treat different disorders in 1940, 1953, and 1976.


Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/318499#ixzz1kbtCqJPE

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underpants Jan 2012 OP
MrCoffee Jan 2012 #1
Suich Jan 2012 #2
underpants Jan 2012 #3
ohiosmith Jan 2012 #4
underpants Jan 2012 #8
Brother Buzz Jan 2012 #5
Wait Wut Jan 2012 #7
Avalux Jan 2012 #6

Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 07:34 PM

1. Bacon-Aids?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 07:35 PM

2. What's wrong with a Kleenex and

tilting your head back?

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Response to Suich (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 07:42 PM

3. It's science, lady!

SCIENCE!!!!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 07:44 PM

4. Doesn't sound kosher to me.

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 08:22 PM

8. Oy!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 07:45 PM

5. So, like, I get in a bar fight and punch a dude in the nose, I should

stuff his nose with pork rinds so he don't bleed all over the pool table?

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 07:58 PM

7. AH!

AHAHAHAHAHA!!! So glad the boss left already!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 07:45 PM

6. At least it smells good. n/t

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