Re: Keeping a cool head

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Wed May 17 2000 - 08:08:56 MDT

Brian D Williams wrote:

> From: Eugene Leitl <>
> >>Brian D Williams writes:
> >> One of Saul Kents companies, 21st Century Medicine, has been
> >> working on this for some time. If I remember correctly it
> >> involves partial ventilation with an oxygenated flurocarbon.
> >> They are specifically developing this for ambulance crews as I
> >> recall.
> >Had been. After the split, the company specializing in this type
> >of technology is CCR. Also, the work is largely completed (though
> >there is probably still one or two papers to be churned out using
> >existing data). It would be sure nice to develop a portable
> >fieldable gadget, but CCR is spread thin personally, while also
> >having other fish to catch.
> >Also, the awareness for the necessity to apply hypothermia in the
> >field and the ER quickly is not yet widespread. Lots of energy
> >necessary to bash closed doors open.
> Thanks for the update, the half-life for information in this
> industry is small, and accelerating.

I was under the impression that the US Army was interested in this technology.
Its application to reduce losses from battlefield trauma seem quite useful, and
the Army seems to always be involved in funding any techniques which help deal
with trauma cases. Do you know if the companies involved are working with the
Army on this at all?

Mike Lorrey

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