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    Brazilian Amputee Model Dies

    Brazilian amputee model dead at 20 - CNN.com

    Brazilian model Mariana Bridi da Costa, whose hands and feet were amputated in a bid to save her from a deadly and little-known illness, died early Saturday, two friends of the model told CNN.


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    I'm sorry for her family and all that, but for the life of me I cannot see how this even made the news. In the great scheme of things, one more person dying doesn't make much difference, but a model dying apparently makes the news.
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    Re: Brazilian Amputee Model Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Brazilian amputee model dead at 20 - CNN.com





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    I don't think she has been conscious since the amputations began, but I am sorry for her parents. I'm sorry they had to watch that happen to her.

    I'm glad this horror is over, and I hope that at some point this family can find peace.

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    Re: Brazilian Amputee Model Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Indy View Post
    I'm sorry for her family and all that, but for the life of me I cannot see how this even made the news. In the great scheme of things, one more person dying doesn't make much difference, but a model dying apparently makes the news.

    Maybe it was about bringing attention to the "deadly and little-known illness" that afflicted her.


    I would chat with her when I'm feeling particularly snarky, but I wouldn't ever call her on the phone.

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    Re: Brazilian Amputee Model Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    Maybe it was about bringing attention to the "deadly and little-known illness" that afflicted her.
    What illness was that? They said she had kidney stones, and then a bladder infection. How does that turn into the amputations and death? I was thinking she may have actually had bacterial meningitis and was grossly misdiagnosed. The amputaions occur many times even with a prompt diagnosis in the case of this disease.

    Very sad.
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    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: Brazilian Amputee Model Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    Maybe it was about bringing attention to the "deadly and little-known illness" that afflicted her.
    Having some medical background, I have to point out sepsis in and of itself is not "little-known" nor all that rare. Especially these days as multiple-antibiotic resistant bacteria proliferate unchecked around the world. It is becoming quite an epidemic these days now that antibiotics are becoming less and less effective.

    Our times are changing fundamentally in more ways than one, since the one thing that has made modern medicine effective in the last 100 years, antibiotics, has very noticeably begun to lose its potency everywhere in the world. It may well become a common truism in the future to say in the field of medicine that the "procedure was a success, but the patient died."

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    Re: Brazilian Amputee Model Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Indy View Post
    I'm sorry for her family and all that, but for the life of me I cannot see how this even made the news. In the great scheme of things, one more person dying doesn't make much difference, but a model dying apparently makes the news.
    I`m with you on this one...,"This is news" ?

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    Re: Brazilian Amputee Model Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by metreon View Post
    Having some medical background, I have to point out sepsis in and of itself is not "little-known" nor all that rare. Especially these days as multiple-antibiotic resistant bacteria proliferate unchecked around the world. It is becoming quite an epidemic these days now that antibiotics are becoming less and less effective.

    Our times are changing fundamentally in more ways than one, since the one thing that has made modern medicine effective in the last 100 years, antibiotics, has very noticeably begun to lose its potency everywhere in the world. It may well become a common truism in the future to say in the field of medicine that the "procedure was a success, but the patient died."

    See what happens when you don't read the entire article?


    the "procedure was a success, but the patient died."


    looks like.


    I would chat with her when I'm feeling particularly snarky, but I wouldn't ever call her on the phone.

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    Re: Brazilian Amputee Model Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by metreon View Post
    Having some medical background, I have to point out sepsis in and of itself is not "little-known" nor all that rare. Especially these days as multiple-antibiotic resistant bacteria proliferate unchecked around the world. It is becoming quite an epidemic these days now that antibiotics are becoming less and less effective.

    Our times are changing fundamentally in more ways than one, since the one thing that has made modern medicine effective in the last 100 years, antibiotics, has very noticeably begun to lose its potency everywhere in the world. It may well become a common truism in the future to say in the field of medicine that the "procedure was a success, but the patient died."
    Yeah, before the advent of the 20th century, one in four women died "in childbirth" (actually, a few days after childbirth), of sepsis, or puerperal fever- what was commonly known as 'childbed fever".
    That's caused by Streptococcus pyogenes, however, and I think this model had Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is a different bacteria, but either way, the result is similar: septicemia. Massive, systematic infection.

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