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Case Reports from November 2016

The Cryonics Institutes 145th Patient

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 by System Administrator

 

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 145

 

CI patient #145 was a 78 year old female from Michigan.  The patient was a CI member at the time of her death.

 

The patient died in the hospital during the morning of November 10, 2016. The nurses at the hospital packed ice packs around the patient’s head immediately after death was pronounced. CI made arrangements with a local funeral director for the patient’s transport. The funeral director arrived at the hospital promptly after the death and the patient was taken directly to the CI facility.  

 

The patient arrived at the CI facility, with ice packs around her head, at 11:30 am on the 10th of November, approximately 2 hours after death.  The nasal temperature was 29c. Many large clots were noted and the blood was very viscous during the beginning of the perfusion, but good flow from both jugular veins was evident once the large clots had passed through. 

 

Jim Walsh, Sara Walsh, and Hillary McCauley performed the perfusion.  The perfusion was completed at 1:00 pm.  During the perfusion there were 4 liters of 10% Eg solution used, 5 liters of 30% Eg solution used, and 16 liters of 70% VM1 solutions used.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4205.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.4209.  The average perfusion pressure was held at 125mm and metal cannulas were used.  Flow rate started at 1.22 liters per minute and was reduced to 0.48 liters per minute by the end of the perfusion. The nasal temperature was -4.9c at the end of the perfusion. Considerable dehydration of the head and face was noted along with a bronzing color of the skin. No edema was noted. The decision was made to only perfuse the patient’s head, due to the condition of the rest of the body. The perfusion of the head was very successful. 

 

The patient was then placed into a Ziegler case with 400lbs of dry ice and held for approximately two and half days. This was due to the computer controlled cooling chamber being occupied by another patient. The patient was removed from the Ziegler containing the dry ice and transferred to the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature.  The human vitrification program was selected and the time needed to cool the patient to liquid nitrogen temperature was five days and 11 hours.  The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.

The Cryonics Institutes 144th Patient

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 by System Administrator

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 144

 

CI patient #144 was a 56 year old female from New York.  The patient was a CI member at the time of her death.

 

Emergency arrangements were made with Suspended Animation, however, the patient died in the hospital mid-afternoon on November 7, 2016 while the SA team was en route to the hospital. Suspended Animation arrived and provided cooling, performed chest compressions, and transported the patient to Detroit by private jet. 

 

The patient arrived at the CI facility, packed in ice, at 3:15 am on the 8th of November, approximately 12 hours after death. Nasal temperature was 3c. There was notable edema in the face and lower extremities before the perfusion began. The perfusion was started at 4:00 am. There were no clots noted and there was good flow from both jugular veins. 

 

Hillary McCauley performed the perfusion. During the perfusion there were 5 liters of 10% Eg solution used, 8 liters of 30% Eg solution used, and 32 liters of 70% VM1 solutions used. The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4165.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.4156.  The average perfusion pressure was held at 130mm and metal cannulas were used.  Flow rate started at 1.36 liters per minute and was reduced to .32 liters per minute by the end of the perfusion. Nasal temperature was 0c. The body perfusion was stopped at 5:00 am, as there was very minimal evidence of perfusate uptake in the extremities. The perfusion to the head was complete at 5:35 am.  Considerable dehydration of the head and face was noted along with a bronzing color of the skin. 

 

The patient was then placed in the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature.  The human vitrification program was selected and the time needed to cool the patient to liquid nitrogen temperature was five days and 11 hours.  The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.

The Cryonics Institutes 143rd Patient

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 by System Administrator

 

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 143

 

CI patient #143 was a 14 year old female from London.  The patient was a CI member at the time of her death.

 

The patient died in the hospital on October 17, 2016. The next of kin contracted with Cryonics UK to provide standby, cooling, and transportation of the patient. The perfusion was also performed by Cryonics UK. After the perfusion, the patient was placed in dry ice while the necessary paperwork was obtained for transportation. 

 

 

The patient arrived at the CI facility, packed in dry ice, at 5:00 pm on the 25th of October, approximately 8 days after death. The patient was then placed in the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature.  The human cooling program from dry ice was selected and the time needed to cool the patient to liquid nitrogen temperature was 24 hours.  The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long term cryonic storage. 

The Cryonics Institutes 142nd Patient

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 by System Administrator

 

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 142

 

CI patient #142 was a 61 year old male from New York.  The patient was a CI member at the time of his death.

 

The patient died in the hospital during the late evening on October 23, 2016.  The family made arrangements with a local funeral director for the patient’s transport. The funeral director arrived at the hospital promptly after death was pronounced and the patient was taken back to the funeral home and put into refrigeration immediately for cooling while the transit permit and flight arrangements were obtained.  

 

The patient arrived at the CI facility, packed in ice, at 12:45 am on the 25th of October, approximately 25 hours after death.  The nasal temperature was 6.9c. Many clots were noted during the perfusion, but there was still good return from the jugular veins.

 

Hillary McCauley performed the perfusion.  The perfusion was completed at 2:20 am.  During the perfusion there were 5 liters of 10% Eg solution used, 8 liters of 30% Eg solution used, and 15 liters of 70% VM1 solutions used.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4152.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.422.  The average perfusion pressure was held at 130mm and metal cannulas were used.  Flow rate started at 0.94 liters per minute and was reduced to 0.34 liters per minute by the end of the perfusion. The nasal temperature was 1.9c at the end of the perfusion. Considerable dehydration of the head and face was noted along with a bronzing color of the skin. There was only slight edema noted in the eyelids. The bronzing color of the skin was very evident in the neck and shoulders of the patient, but very little on the patient’s extremities. 

 

The patient was then placed in the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature.  The human vitrification program was selected and the time needed to cool the patient to liquid nitrogen temperature was five days and 11 hours.  The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.

The Cryonics Institutes 141st Patient

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 by System Administrator

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 141

 

CI patient #141 was a 56 year old male from Ohio.  The patient was a CI member at the time of his death.

 

The patient had arranged for local standby prior to his death and was under hospice care at the time of his death. The hospice nurse was helpful and cooperative during the process. The patient died in the morning on October 14, 2016. The patient’s head, neck, and chest were covered with water ice promptly after his death was pronounced. 40,000 units of Heparin were administered into the patient’s pre-existing port, followed by a normal saline flush. Chest compressions were utilized to circulate the Heparin and facilitate the cooling. More ice was packed on and around the patient and he was then taken to the funeral home and kept in ice while transit permits were obtained.

 

 

The patient was then driven to the CI facility and arrived, packed in ice, at 1:30 pm on the 14th of October, approximately 5 hours after death.  The nasal temperature was 12.2c. No clots were noted during the perfusion.  There was good return from the jugular veins.

 

Sara Walsh and Hillary McCauley performed the perfusion.  The perfusion was completed at 4:00 pm.  During the perfusion there were 10 liters of 10% Eg solution used, 10 liters of 30% Eg solution used, and 44 liters of 70% VM1 solutions used.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4179.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.4192.  The average perfusion pressure was held at 125mm and metal cannulas were used.  Flow rate started at 1.9 liters per minute and was reduced to 1.25 liters per minute by the end of the perfusion. The nasal temperature was 3.2c at the end of the perfusion. Considerable dehydration of the head and face was noted along with a bronzing color of the skin. There was no obvious edema.  The bronzing of the skin was also noted on the patient’s extremities, providing evidence of a successful perfusion of the body, as well as the head.   

 

The patient was then placed in the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature.  The human vitrification program was selected and the time needed to cool the patient to liquid nitrogen temperature was five days and 11 hours.  The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage

The Cryonics Institutes 140th Patient

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 by System Administrator

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 140

 

CI patient #140 was an 84 year old male from California.  The patient was a CI member at the time of his death.

 

The next of kin had contracted with a local funeral director to provide initial cooling and transport services.  The patient died in the morning on September 30, 2016.  The patient’s head was covered in water ice by the hospital staff and the local funeral director injected heparin and performed chest compressions.  The patient was then taken to the funeral home and kept in water ice and refrigeration while transit permits were obtained.

 

 

The patient arrived at the CI facility, packed in ice, at 9:10am on the 2nd of October, approximately 48 hours after death.  The nasal temperature was 4c. A few clots were observed during the beginning of the perfusion, but none after that.  There was good return from the jugular veins.

 

Hillary McCauley performed the perfusion.  The perfusion was completed at 10:30 am.  During the perfusion there were 6 liters of 30% Eg solution used, and 15 liters of 70% VM1 solutions used.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4277.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.4335.  The average perfusion pressure was held at 132mm and metal cannulas were used.  Flow rate started at 1.6 liters per minute and was reduced to .4 liters per minute by the end of the perfusion.  Considerable dehydration of the head and face was noted along with a bronzing color of the skin.  A small amount of edema was noted in the eyelids.  There was some uptake of cryoprotective solution noted in the body as was evidenced by some dehydration and bronzing of the skin. There was no circulation below the knees.

 

The patient was then placed in the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature.  The human vitrification program was selected and the time needed to cool the patient to liquid nitrogen temperature was five days and 11 hours.  The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.

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