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Metal mayhem

作者:羊舌近    发布时间:2019-03-07 01:05:15    

By Nell Boyce DOCTORS in Britain’s accident and emergency departments aren’t fazed by much. But the current craze for body piercing is causing them real problems. So says Rakesh Khanna of the Manor Hospital in Walsall in the West Midlands, who has surveyed his colleagues’ ability to remove the metal bars and studs that piercing aficionados wear on their tongue, lips, eyebrows and other parts of their anatomy. Khanna became aware of the problem when a girl came into his A&E department following a suicide attempt. Doctors were worried she had suffered brain damage and wanted to do a computer tomography scan, but she was wearing a stud in her tongue. The jewellery had to be removed, says Khanna, as metal objects obscure the surrounding tissues. Metal also interferes with magnetic resonance imaging. Khanna knew that the stud could be removed simply by unscrewing it. But he wondered how many of his colleagues were aware of this. “They look as through they’re welded or riveted on,” says Khanna. Following that incident, Khanna and his colleagues interviewed 28 doctors working in A&E departments to see if they knew how to remove three common types of body jewellery. Only six did. Alarmingly, four suggested cutting though the surrounding tissue, Khanna reports in the Journal of Accident and Emergency Medicine (vol 16, p 418). Most previous research on the health consequences of body piercing has centred on the threat of infection, swelling and bleeding. These complications occur in about a third of people who get piercings,

 

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