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A Man Was Burned In A Fire. Then They Shot Him With A Really Nice Gun To Make Him Feel Better.
Upworthy ^ | 4/4/14 | Adam Mordecai

Posted on 04/05/2014 5:37:13 AM PDT by Popman

Dr. Jorg Gerlach has invented a gun that shoots new skin on burn victims. There's really nowhere to go from there, so let's just go ahead and learn about the skin gun.

WARNING: There are graphic closeups of burns in this video, so if that kind of thing bothers you, bring the smelling salts and a fainting couch. It's kind of amazing.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: burnskin
Really amazing...
1 posted on 04/05/2014 5:37:13 AM PDT by Popman
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To: Popman

bump...


2 posted on 04/05/2014 5:45:05 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Popman

Warning, I found nothing.


3 posted on 04/05/2014 5:45:31 AM PDT by healy61
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To: Popman
My first thought was it was an advancement on 3D, but actually, no.

Very cool idea and device ... it'll never get off the ground.

The AMA can't make any money from it like ... cancer chemo at 6K a shot (my wife in 2004 ... it killed her, IMO)

4 posted on 04/05/2014 5:47:16 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: healy61
The link didn't work ?

It's a video

Worked for me...

5 posted on 04/05/2014 5:48:50 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: healy61

Amazing technology. My hat is off to those who came up with that gift to society. Too bad things like this get hidden in the black holes of media space, instead we hear more of useless garbage.


6 posted on 04/05/2014 5:50:09 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: knarf
My first thought was it was an advancement on 3D, but actually, no.

I'd like to see a time lapse video of the skin healing...

Almost perfect skin after four days later as the video states seems almost too good to be true...

7 posted on 04/05/2014 5:54:27 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: healy61

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXO_ApjKPaI


8 posted on 04/05/2014 5:58:38 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Thanks. I’m glad I checked the thread again. Amazing.


9 posted on 04/05/2014 6:11:28 AM PDT by healy61
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To: Popman

This is truly amazing. Part of me wants to believe that the man in the video was a paid actor, but I have to believe he was the real deal. It looked like nothing ever happened.

If you think about it, this should work (on paper). Burned skin is dead and flakes away, leaving huge swaths of subcutaneous tissue exposed. Spray it with the patient’s own stem cells, and you’ve simply done what the body can’t because of interruptions to the skin’s “matrix.” They’ve taken the body’s own tissue, atomized it, sprayed it on a damaged area, and since it’s the patient’s own cell, the body just accepts it and re-establishes the cellular matrix in the area.

Think of it as if you put a large hole in a wall in your house. You cut away the jagged edges of drywall, put a new piece in it’s place, secure it to a stud or to the surrounding drywall, put some joint tape around the seam, cover it with joint compound, let it dry, texture, repaint, and you’re done. In this case, instead of putting new skin in place, they’re simply spraying the skin on the area where it will re-bond with the rest of the healthy skin in the area. I would imagine the healing time is no different than if you scraped your knee but without the bleeding or oozing that you’d normally get.


10 posted on 04/05/2014 6:17:21 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Popman

Wondering if our military has used this on our wounded warriors??


11 posted on 04/05/2014 6:20:32 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Popman
Wow that really is amazing!
12 posted on 04/05/2014 6:23:00 AM PDT by vigilante2 (Re-elect nobody)
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Wondering if our military has used this on our wounded warriors??

I certainly hope so...

But with the current administration, I'm they would prefer our vets to take two aspirins and be seem in two months ...

13 posted on 04/05/2014 6:23:57 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rarestia
Excellent example...

I'd be doing the drywall thing today... : ^ )

14 posted on 04/05/2014 6:26:19 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: FES0844
Wondering if our military has used this on our wounded warriors??

I doubt it, since the device has not been fully tested and FDA approved. However, someone might be testing it. I used to work at a hospital with a top-notch burn unit. They were often testing new treatments in clinical trials.

This is not to say that our soldiers are guinea pigs! Nothing will ever be tested in humans unless it is already shown effective in animal testing, and whatever new therapy is being tested, the patient still must receive the standard of care in addition to the test therapy.

15 posted on 04/05/2014 6:32:59 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Popman

Excellent.

They need to do a video that shows an actual case from beginning to end.

The doctor is wonderful, but he needs a new hair stylist.


16 posted on 04/05/2014 6:38:50 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: Popman

Coolest thing I’ve ever seen. Years ago I worked in a burn unit. The pain & suffering was ungodly. This gun will do away with nearly all of that. Amazing.


17 posted on 04/05/2014 6:42:27 AM PDT by Shannon
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“But with the current administration, I’m they would prefer our vets to take two aspirins and be seem in two months ...”

If they can find the paperwork. However, if the case was backlogged, then the paperwork was shredded to lower the backlog ... the case would then have to reapply ...


18 posted on 04/05/2014 6:44:30 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Popman

This appears to be a very useful tool for the treatment of second degree burns, but it isn’t going to help victims of full depth, third degree burns.

Why not? Because it does not deal with the fact that you can’t grow live skin on dead meat.

For third degree, full depth burns, the dead tissue must be quickly removed surgically before it becomes necrotic, then the wound must be sealed to prevent fluid loss and infection. Only later can the skin be restored, usually with a full thickness graft. Skin contraction and scarring has been the result for years.

Fortunately, there are tissue scaffolds under development that can be implanted in the wound space that support tissue growth with minimum contraction and also some resorbable artificial skin treatments that have the potential of restoring a patient’s own skin in even the most serious survivable third degree burn cases.


19 posted on 04/05/2014 6:47:18 AM PDT by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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I wonder how many dollars of campaign contributions to Democrats are required before your typical 0bamacare recipient can qualify for this level of care.


20 posted on 04/05/2014 6:48:23 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Popman

Truth be told, there have been some amazing medical innovations coming out, before the R&D stream is strangled by Obamacare. Just like everyone else, the innovators are in a hurry to deploy their ideas before they are smothered by the wasteful, inefficient, and malevolent government.


21 posted on 04/05/2014 6:54:28 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Popman

It’s more than amazing!

I am an RN and have worked in several burn units—especially the one at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston TX.

It’s hard for me to tell you how great I think this is……….


22 posted on 04/05/2014 6:58:40 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Exactly right.....innovations like this will cease to exist....


23 posted on 04/05/2014 7:38:58 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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It looks amazing but it also looks like a possible hoax

Are they trying to raise money with this video?

4 days and it heals perfectly?

And they didnt think to take some BEFORE and AFTER photos?

only after?

With all this effort in video production, they could not take one of the other burn victims and wait 4 more days to see it heal?

I am skeptical


24 posted on 04/05/2014 7:39:25 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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You may be right.... But I hope you are not....


25 posted on 04/05/2014 7:42:58 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Popman

i know... it sounds like a great idea

but that healing is just too perfect after 4 days

I would like my FACE done that way if it looks that good


26 posted on 04/05/2014 7:45:03 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: basil

See 19 above.


27 posted on 04/05/2014 7:55:10 AM PDT by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: Popman
It is amazing -- thanks for posting.

The overproduction of the video, however, makes it seem unreal, more like an advertisement than a documentary. I would like to have seen more clinical detail of his actual healing process, like what it looked like when he was sprayed, then a shot every day or two afterwards.

28 posted on 04/05/2014 8:20:30 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Popman

A side note: under what delusion did that guy’s friend pour a cup of gasoline on a bonfire? And why was the friend not the one burned? Was he upwind?


29 posted on 04/05/2014 8:23:02 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Popman

As an orderly back in the 70s I worked on a few sever burn cases and as you say this is really amazing.


30 posted on 04/05/2014 8:46:29 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Albion Wilde

The guy tossed the cup of gasoline into the bonfire and ran away ?

The guy who was burned had his side of his body affected so he might have been facing away from the idiot who tossed or poured the cup of gasoline never realizing he was about to get toasted..

Lots of reasonable explanations why....


31 posted on 04/05/2014 9:15:48 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Popman

That was most amazing.

The guy burns his hand, they spray it with the skin gun, and presto!, he now has an upper arm and shoulder that aren’t burnt.


32 posted on 04/05/2014 9:22:35 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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