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Real Name: Michael Glenn Kost
Birthdate: September 2nd, 1970 (44 years old)
A little about me...
254, Ecto-Mesomorthph, INTP, type 5 with a 4 wing... I am an Architect in the truest sense, because that term has been grossly polluted in Western culture over the past 20 years or so. Career-wise, I have departed seeking more supple shores (ie. Art & Invention). Father of 3 Girls, the oldest one of whom was born with half a heart, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), later receiving the gift of a transplanted heart at the age of 4 (counting open-heart surgeries by then at 4), only to fail a year later and to be blessed again with a second gift of another Heart Transplant (Stanford University). She lived and thrived with this heart for two more years, only to die suddenly in a routine checkup. We miss her terribly.

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Email: oblio70 at gmail dot com
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siftbot says...

Happy anniversary! Today marks year number 8 since you first became a Sifter and the community is better for having you. Thanks for your contributions!

Tymbrwulf says...

Made me look at my pharmacology book again.

Ketamine is employed mainly in children and young adults for short procedures. However, it is not widely used, because it increases cerebral blood flow and induces post-operative hallucinations ("nightmares"), particularly in adults.

I guess i "anecdoted" the "not widely used" into "not used anymore." Small, but important detail. Got my pharmacology exam coming up in a month and a half, so thanks!

In reply to this comment by oblio70:
^ Sorry Tymbrwulf, but you need to get your facts straight. Ketamine is, in fact, still used medically and frequently on children (it has been highly documented and has few contra-indications and you don't just abandon established and proven-safe medicines/procedures).

when you say "side effects", perhaps you are thinking about recreational uses.

True, that Ketamine is not the first anesthetic they would reach for, but it does have it's uses. Children sometimes have odd and inconsistant responses to anesthetics (developing brains and all), and as one loses efficacy, they start using a different drug (family).

For istance, morphine (opiate) has a limiting effect on my daughter now and just leaves her crazy-itchy. Lorazepam (benzodiazapene) has paradoxical results and leaves her frantically trying to climb out of her body. Ketamine is her current drug of choice (I am not being flippant here).

Medically speaking, you NEED many families of drugs to be still available.

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deedub81 says...

He did them for Wes Anderson's film: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. That video was an extended scene from the film.

In reply to this comment by oblio70:
Anyone know the story of these covers? They are absolutely brilliant. Makes me think Portugese goes well with anything. Respects to Astrud, Joao & Bebel!

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