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January 11th, 2013


A Highways Agency worker loads gritting salt as weather forecasters predict snow across parts of the country

 

A Highways Agency worker loads gritting salt as weather forecasters predict snow across parts of the country

Britain is standing by for a blast of cold weather, with snow forecast in some areas.

Temperatures are expected to drop everywhere over the weekend, with wintry showers expected in Scotland and down the east coast.

Temperatures in 2013 have been mild so far – they were still as high as 9C in Cornwall on Thursday – but the mercury is expected to plummet over the next few days.

Alexi Boothman, a forecaster with MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said: “Temperatures will fall over the weekend, and in many places, even during the daytime, we won’t see more than a degree or two above zero.

“From overnight tonight we can expect to see wintry showers arriving in parts of Scotland and north-east England, driven by cold easterly winds, and also down the east coast as far as East Anglia. There may also be some snow showers in Wales.”

The Highways Agency said it was “well prepared” for winter conditions.

A spokeswoman said: “We have a fleet of 500 state-of-the-art winter vehicles on stand-by, supported by tried and tested winter resilience plans.

“We have reviewed salt stock levels and taken action where needed to enhance our resilience and we have again established a reserve salt stock to help ensure that there is enough salt to deal with severe winter.

“Our roads will be treated whenever there is a risk of ice or snow. However, even when roads have been treated, drivers should still take care, especially on stretches where the local road layout or landscape means there could be a greater risk of ice forming.”

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UK’s first hand transplant operation

January 4th, 2013

 

Mark Cahill: “It just doesn’t feel like someone else’s hand”

 

A former pub landlord from West Yorkshire has become the first person in the UK to have a hand transplant.

Mark Cahill, who is 51, had been unable to use his right hand after it was affected by gout.

Doctors say he is making good progress after an eight-hour operation at Leeds General Infirmary.

It is still very early to assess how much control of the hand will be gained – so far he can wiggle his fingers, but has no sense of touch.

‘My hand’

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The new hand

It is early days to assess what level of function Mr Cahill will achieve with his new hand.

Surgeons hope that within 18 months it will be a huge improvement on what he had before.

Prof Simon Kay said: “I would hope that he has a quite a strong grasp, good sensibility in the hand, good ability to feel and a precision pinch.”

Both doctors and patient are pleased so far.

Hand transplants raise more ethical questions than other transplants, such as the heart, as they improve the quality of life rather than saving a life.

Yet Mr Cahill will need a lifetime of drugs to suppress his immune system in order to stop his body rejecting the donor hand. This can leave him vulnerable to infection.

Mark Cahill, from Greetland near Halifax, said: “When I look at it and move it, it just feels like my hand.

“Right now it feels really good, it’s not a lot of pain, it looks good, it looks a great match and I’m looking forward to getting it working now.”

Mr Cahill’s new hand is still bandaged up, but he can already move his fingers. It is hoped that with time he will gain much greater levels of movement and sensation.

He developed gout in his toes and feet 20 years ago. Five years ago it spread to his right hand leaving him unable to open his fingers or use his hand for anything.

One option would have been a bionic hand, but he volunteered for the pioneering surgery.

As well as being a first for the UK, it was also the first time a recipient’s hand has been amputated during an operation to attach a donor hand.

The fresh cut, made where you would wear a watch, allowed surgeons to connect nerves in Mr Cahill’s arm with those in the donor hand with great precision – along with the bone, blood vessels and tendons.

Graphic explaining the operation

The operation took place on 27 December when a donor hand became available.

HandMark Cahill’s old hand swollen by gout

‘Extremely challenging’

Prof Simon Kay, a consultant plastic surgeon at the hospital, said: “The team was on standby from the end of November awaiting a suitable donor limb, and the call came just after Christmas.

“It was extremely challenging to be the first team in the UK to carry out such a procedure.

“It is still early days but indications are good and the patient is making good progress.”

He also paid tribute to the donor and their family.

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Milestones

  • Transplants have a long history with the first taking place more than a century ago – in 1905. Alois Glogar was blinded in an accident working with lime. Dr Eduard Zirm grafted corneas from an 11-year-old boy onto both eyes – one failed, but the other allowed Mr Glogar to see.
  • The first successful kidney transplant took place in 1954 between identical twins.
  • Dr Christiaan Barnard was the first to perform a successful heart transplant in South Africa in 1967.
  • The first hand transplant was in 1998.
  • In 2005 the first partial face transplant was carried out in France. Isabelle Dinoire, who had been mauled by her dog, was given a new nose, chin and lips.
  • The first full face transplant took place in 2010.

Leeds General Infirmary already has a reputation for reattaching hands which have been accidentally cut off.

This operation has been planned for more than two years and the hospital was in touch with plastic surgeons across the country looking for people who might be suitable.

Potential patients had to be assessed – both physically and psychologically – to ensure they were suitable for the procedure.

The surgical team also liaised with surgeons in France who performed the first hand transplant in 1998.

‘Mentally detached’

The first recipient was Clint Hallam, from New Zealand, who had lost a hand in an accident with a circular saw more than a decade earlier.

He later had the hand removed, complaining it was like a dead man’s hand with no feeling in it.

He said he felt “mentally detached” from the transplant, which was wider and longer than his own. The skin was also a different colour.

Clint HallamClint Hallam received the world’s first hand transplant

Surgeons do try to find hand transplants which are a close physical match to a patient, however, they are very visible, unlike a transplanted internal organ such as a kidney.

Ensuring a patient is prepared for the mental challenge of living with a hand which is not their own is considered as important as the surgical element of the transplant.

More than 60 hand transplants have been carried out around the world.

Prof Norman Williams, the president of the Royal College of Surgeons, said: “This is yet another example of life-changing surgical advancements that are now possible.”

“As with all procedures that improve the quality of life rather than save it, there is an ethical balance to be struck – especially as the lifelong anti-rejection medication that the patient would need to take carries its own risks.

“Care always needs to be taken in choosing suitable patients who understand the risks and benefits.”

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Merry christmas

December 19th, 2012

Global Consumables would like to thank all its customers and wish all a Merry Christmas

Be safe this WInter

December 4th, 2012

Hi guys remember its Christmas and this means 3 things presents, beers, and the bloke that jumps at any chance of robbing you and your family. Yes the dark winter night are here and so are the thieves. So what are you doing to stop your home or car being robbed. (Nothing) or something. Research shows that 40 % more crimes are committed in the winter to that of the summer. Here are some safety tips that should help in the prevention of crime against yourself.

1) Get yourself a descent Home safe to lock away all your most precious valuables. ( plus make sure you bolt it down to the floor or wall)

2) make sure if your going away, you leave a light on timer and tell know one that your away, the chase that you know the person who robs you is very unlikely but it happens.

3) Check all the doors and windows before you leave, you might not of but someone else might have left a window or door open, ( easy entry)

4) Try to walk in the light using street lighting to guide your path home or to the shops.

5) Get security lighting fitted around your property, this will act as a deterrent and will help you in the winter as the days are very short

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November 29th, 2012

What an amazing year for British sport in general, the Olympics, F1 , the British open, the premiership ( football, Rugby) and not forgetting the paralympics with are very own