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Vegetative patient Scott Routley says
´I´m not in pain´

BBC News, by Fergus Walsh

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Posted By:masscon, 11/13/2012 7:51:30 AM

It´s the first time an uncommunicative, severely brain-injured patient has been able to give answers clinically relevant to their care. Scott Routley, 39, was asked questions while having his brain activity scanned in an fMRI machine. His doctor says the discovery means medical textbooks will need rewriting. Vegetative patients emerge from a coma into a condition where they have periods awake, with their eyes open, but have no perception of themselves or the outside world.Mr Routley suffered a severe brain injury in a car accident 12 years ago.
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Quoting Mickey Kaus, "How would this guy do under Schiavo precedent?"

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: texascunning, 11/13/2012 8:00:05 AM     (No. 9010687)

OP: My thoughts exactly...

"Terry Schiavo was unavailable for comment."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 11/13/2012 8:08:16 AM     (No. 9010709)

Could this technique also be used as a truth detector machine? Would the brain display some kind of signal that the "patient" was lying?

If so, think what this would mean should we attach this device to our "elected" officials (i.e. politicians).

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dolphin, 11/13/2012 8:29:01 AM     (No. 9010764)

I wonder: if you hooked one of these people up to a lie detector and asked them questions would you be able to tell if they were understanding you? Maybe they wouldn´t be able to speak, but the same reactions that cause the detector´s needles to move could tell you what they´re thinking about yes or no questions.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Objectivity, 11/13/2012 8:41:51 AM     (No. 9010793)

this is a bigger development & issue than the main stream (lame steam) media will give due for awhile.

The entire organ donor complex better assess this very carefully. Anyone who has had exposure to the issue should understand how slippery this entire area really is - yet it has been ignored.

And Mickey Kaus is correct.

One of the consistent ironies of the Left is that they are bitten by what they so mindlessly advocate oftentimes ..... because it becomes like a mindless adherence.

The Left needs to read more ancient Greek history & literature as no other people seemed to understand the supreme ironies of life and how the gods seemingly play with us.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NYBruin, 11/13/2012 8:42:20 AM     (No. 9010796)

Yeah, yeah, yeah. He´ll still be killed under Obamacare since his "life is not worth living" by liberal standards.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/13/2012 8:44:12 AM     (No. 9010804)

Really, or is this just a machine programmed to see no activity so everything´s ok...I´m DEAD you MORONS, pull the freekin PLUG!!!!!!!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: skedaddle, 11/13/2012 8:50:08 AM     (No. 9010818)

"Scott Routley´s parents say they always thought he was conscious and could communicate by lifting a thumb or moving his eyes. But this has never been accepted by medical staff."

The last sentence of that quote is the most important - why didn´t medical staff accept the signs his parents saw? Sounds to me like they didn´t want to admit the guy might have some awareness - probably makes their day easier to think their "patients" are just lumps in bed instead of human beings.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: happy conservative, 11/13/2012 9:59:43 AM     (No. 9011005)

So Terry Shiavo would tell us that death panels really do exist--already.

This story should be so encouraging to Christians as we speak the Gospel to patients who doctors say are already gone. Never stop telling the truth to the ones you love; they very well could be listening and hanging on every word you say.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lindamay, 11/13/2012 10:06:20 AM     (No. 9011035)

What´s really evil and gruesome about the Schiavo case is that she was denied food AND WATER and took about 13 days to die a horrible death. From Wikipedia: President Bush and Congressional Republicans anticipated Greer´s adverse ruling well before it was delivered and worked on a daily basis to find an alternative means of overturning the legal process by utilizing the authority of the United States Congress.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 11/13/2012 10:22:42 AM     (No. 9011111)

#8 is right. There is so much we have not yet discovered about the brain.

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