A team of medical doctors from the University of Maryland University for the first time included people in "paused animation" as part of an experiment that could allow healthcare professionals to repair traumatic injuries such as stabbing or stab wounds that would otherwise result in death. New Scientist .
Paused animation – or "emergency resuscitation" in medical language – involves rapid cooling of the patient's body to 10 to 15 degrees Celsius (50 to 59 Fahrenheit) by replacing blood with ice-cold saline. ] This slows brain activity enough to allow doctors to buy time – a few hours – to perform life-saving operations.
This is because oxygen is no longer transferred to the brain, thereby stopping energy production. Without cooling, it can cause irreversible damage even up to five minutes without brain function.
After surgery, the patient's body is warmed up again and the heart is restored.
The team received permission from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to perform the test without the patient's consent because no alternative treatment is available.
Warning note: the team still has to report the results of the experiment ̵1; or if one of the patients has experienced suffering.
Scientific scientist Samuel Tisherman told The new scientist hopes to report results by the end of 2020.
"Once we prove it works, we can extend the usefulness of this technique to:
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