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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

A press conference to update on Schumacher's condition is planned for 11am CET (now it's 9:30 am in Grenoble).

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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

The surgeons who have operated on him have said he is fighting for his life and can't offer a prognosis at this time.


They said he has brain lesions and although he went into a coma they have now put him in an artificial coma.

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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

Michael Schumacher’s condition ‘deteriorated very rapidly’ after his skiing accident, doctors have said.

Medical experts, speaking at a press conference on Tuesday morning, said the former Formula One driver would have died had he not been wearing a helmet.

They said the 44-year-old had been operated on once – contradicting earlier German media reports.

His condition remains critical in a coma but doctors refused to speculate on his prognosis.

One doctor said: “Michael Schumacher has a serious head trauma when he was admitted. His neurological state deteriorated very rapidly. He was transferred to Grenoble Hospital – when he arrived we realised he was in a serious condition.”

“A scan showed he had several bruises inside his skull. So we operated in order to reduce the internal pressure on the brain. But we saw unfortunately that there were other hemorrhages in his brain.”

Schumacher – he is considered an excellent skier – was with his 14-year-old son in the French Alps resort of Meribel when he fell.

Schumacher, widely regarded as the sport’s most successful driver, clocked up a record of 91 race victories and 105 podium finishes before leaving the sport last year. He won his titles with Benetton and Ferrari.


http://www.euronews.com/2013/12/30/m...iing-accident/

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10.12am That is the end of a fairly brief press conference from the hospital in Grenoble. Schumacher remains in an induced coma in critical condition with a clot on the brain. He is in a fight for his life and the doctors say they are working on an hour-by-hour basis.

10.09am Despite the helmet he arrived with lesions on the right-side of the brain so the accident, they conclude, must have taken place at high-speed. He was in an agitated state and was not responding to questions.

10.08am At the moment the doctors are working to keep Schumacher's body temperature between 34 and 35 degrees and are working to reduce outside stimuli and keep oxegen to the brain.

10.07am The doctors say that he "wouldn't be here now" if he had not been wearing a helmet. They also state that every year they deal with similar accidents inmvolving skiiers in this resort.

10.07am There are no plans for a second operation and further updates will be given as and when there are any developments.

10.06am It is possible that his physical condition as an athlete may help him in the fight.

10.05am: Once again the doctors say he is an extremely serious condition but it is far too early to say anything as far as prognosis is concerned.

10.03am He has been placed in an artificial coma while they try to reduce the pressure on his brain. Contrary to earlier reports Schumacher has been operated only only once. Doctors say they are working on an hour-to-hour basis.

10.02am The operation last night eliminated the haematoma but revealed "various bilateral lesions". At this point he was admitted to intensive care. He remains in critical condition.

10am The press conference in Grenoble is starting right now: Schumacher remains in critical condition. He was in a coma when he arrived at the hospital last night

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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

Damn. Doesn't sound good.

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Damn. Doesn't sound good.
It doesn't, at all
He has a strong physique and he's a natural born fighter, one of those who will never give up. Hopefully this will help him. Best wishes to him and his family.

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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

Sounds very grim...If he does come through there will be some evidence of permanent brain damage I'm guessing...And the doctors saying its an 'hour by hour' treatment suggests that they are really fighting for his life atm.

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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

Michael Schumacher at critical stage in treatment for head injury
Doctors treating ex-F1 champion are keeping him in a state of hypothermia to cool his brain and reduce pressure from swelling


Doctors have reached a critical stage in their treatment of Michael Schumacher who suffered a serious head injury while skiing off-piste at the Méribel resort in the French Alps.

The former Formula One motor racing champion has been moved to an intensive care unit at the University Hospital of Grenoble where the priority is to prevent a dangerous build-up of pressure in his brain. Severe swelling stops blood flowing into the brain and starves it of oxygen, causing damage that can be fatal.

Schumacher was able to speak directly after the accident, but became agitated and fell into a coma soon after he arrived at Grenoble by air ambulance. He is now under anaesthetic to keep him in a coma and give his brain the best chance of recovery. Doctors performed emergency surgery on Schumacher to remove a blood clot that was pressing on his brain. They are now keeping him in a state of hypothermia, which cools the brain to 34 to 35C, to reduce pressure caused by the swelling of his brain.

Peter Andrews, professor of intensive care at Edinburgh University, who is leading the world's largest trial of hypothermia to reduce brain pressure, said a head injury that was severe enough to cause a coma was fatal in about 25 to 30% of cases, though other experts said the figure was closer to 15%.

"The problem with any acute brain injury is that the brain is a very delicate organ. The skull cannot expand, so when the brain swells, the pressure goes up, and it constricts its own blood supply. It cuts the oxygen to the brain and worsens the damage, and that could potentially kill him," he said.

Brain scans showed that Schumacher suffered bruising on both sides of his brain. Whether the damage is permanent, and how severe it may be, will be clear only once he has come out of coma and doctors can assess his condition more fully.

To induce hypothermia, doctors inject patients with saline solution chilled to 4C. The patients are covered with a cooling blanket to hold them at a few degrees below normal body temperature. The cooling lowers the brain's demand for oxygen, which in turn reduces the volume of blood flowing into the organ. Cooling may also reduce inflammation in the brain.

But the swelling may not reach its peak for a few days yet. If doctors cannot control the pressure by cooling alone, they may perform an operation called decompressive craniectomy, which removes a large section of bone from the front or side of the skull to relieve pressure on the brain. The procedure is controversial, though, and can cause patients more harm than good.

"The goal now is to control the brain pressure, that is the critical stage they are at," said Peter Hutchinson, a reader in neurotrauma at Cambridge University. Inducing hypothermia puts patients at greater risk of infections, especially chest infections, which intensive care staff will be watching for. The next 48 to 72 hours would be crucial for Schumacher's recovery, Hutchinson said.

When Schumacher's brain pressure returns to normal, doctors can start to warm him up again. This is done very slowly, at about 0.25C per hour, to avoid the brain swelling up again. Doctors can then stop administering the anaesthetic that is keeping him in a coma and wait to see if he comes round.

"When you stop the anaesthetic, you look for the time of emergence from the coma. It will be a gradual process of recovery. It can take hours for a minor injury, or it can take days or weeks," Hutchinson said. Patients who are still in a coma after six months are said to be in a persistent vegetative state.

The bruising on Schumacher's brain is similar to that seen in victims of road traffic accidents, when the head stops suddenly but the brain keeps moving inside the skull. The blow causes shearing forces that damage the brain tissue. If Schumacher survives, as many surgeons believe he will, his recovery depends on how serious these injuries are, and which parts of the brain are affected.

"When nerves get damaged or torn, the brain has very limited capacity to repair itself. So it depends where the lesions are and whether you have reserves. Some parts of the brain are less important than others," said Hutchinson.

"Everyone is trying to speculate about an outcome, but that is very difficult. The trouble with brain injuries is that they are all so different. The worry is, if you are going to survive, what is the quality of survival? The potential for disability may be severe," said Hutchinson.

Tony Belli, a consultant neurosurgeon and reader in neurotrauma at Birmingham University, said that Schumacher's age, fitness and psychological strength would help his recovery. "He's got a lot of factors in his favour. He's more likely than not to make a good recovery, despite all the concerns that have been raised. From the description of his injuries, it will take weeks, even months to recover, but I do expect him to make a good recovery."


http://www.theguardian.com/sport/201...nt-head-injury

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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

All this talk about the fragility of the human brain makes me not want to leave the house without a helmet on

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