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   Man blinded by vodka regains eyesight by drinking whiskey

01 Dec 2012 11:10 AM   |   7030 clicks   |   New Zealand Herald
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edmo    [TotalFark]  
PROTIP tag?

01 Dec 2012 08:53 AM
doglover    [TotalFark]  

edmo: PROTIP tag?


Don't drink vodka and you should be alright.

01 Dec 2012 09:06 AM
CPT Ethanolic     
Gonna have to call bullshiate on this story. Diabetes does not respond differently to liquor. But your mom does.

/boom.

01 Dec 2012 09:15 AM
BronyMedic     

CPT Ethanolic: Gonna have to call bullshiate on this story. Diabetes does not respond differently to liquor. But your mom does.

/boom.


No, the article writer just sucks ass at writing an article.

He got a hold of some tainted vodka, and drank methanol. Methanol is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase into formaldehyde, which is further metabolized into formic acid. Formic Acid LOVES your optic nerve. It likes to fark it like Lindsey Lohan in a free wet bar hotel. Ethanol competitively inhibits Methanol metabolism by having a higher affinity for ADH than it. So you pee the methanol out rather than turn it into Lindsey Lohan

01 Dec 2012 09:42 AM
Mugato    [TotalFark]  

BronyMedic: He got a hold of some tainted vodka, and drank methanol. Methanol is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase into formaldehyde, which is further metabolized into formic acid. Formic Acid LOVES your optic nerve. It likes to fark it like Lindsey Lohan in a free wet bar hotel. Ethanol competitively inhibits Methanol metabolism by having a higher affinity for ADH than it. So you pee the methanol out rather than turn it into Lindsey Lohan


"Look at the big brain on BronyMedic! You a smart motherfarker."

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01 Dec 2012 09:52 AM
Richard Saunders     
A trolley ride to the theater apparently means something different there than in San Francisco.

01 Dec 2012 10:06 AM
sammyk     
Forget the Arizona tag. This guy needs is own fark tag.

/why u no hero tag subby?

01 Dec 2012 10:06 AM
Sleeping Monkey     
Alcohol: The cause of, and solution to, all life's problems.

01 Dec 2012 10:51 AM
CreamFilling     

BronyMedic: CPT Ethanolic: Gonna have to call bullshiate on this story. Diabetes does not respond differently to liquor. But your mom does.

/boom.

No, the article writer just sucks ass at writing an article.

He got a hold of some tainted vodka, and drank methanol. Methanol is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase into formaldehyde, which is further metabolized into formic acid. Formic Acid LOVES your optic nerve. It likes to fark it like Lindsey Lohan in a free wet bar hotel. Ethanol competitively inhibits Methanol metabolism by having a higher affinity for ADH than it. So you pee the methanol out rather than turn it into Lindsey Lohan


Exactly. And no one seems to consider the possibility that his students tried to poison him.

01 Dec 2012 10:52 AM
BronyMedic     

Mugato: BronyMedic: He got a hold of some tainted vodka, and drank methanol. Methanol is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase into formaldehyde, which is further metabolized into formic acid. Formic Acid LOVES your optic nerve. It likes to fark it like Lindsey Lohan in a free wet bar hotel. Ethanol competitively inhibits Methanol metabolism by having a higher affinity for ADH than it. So you pee the methanol out rather than turn it into Lindsey Lohan

"Look at the big brain on BronyMedic! You a smart motherfarker."

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Hey. I got to make a Lindsey Lohan joke AND a biology joke. Today is a good day.

01 Dec 2012 10:59 AM
Slartibeerfest     
Thumbs up for alternative medicine.

01 Dec 2012 11:15 AM
BronyMedic     

Slartibeerfest: Thumbs up for alternative medicine.


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Tell me. Dear Storm. Do you perhaps know what we call alternative medicine that works?

Medicine.

01 Dec 2012 11:16 AM
Rusty Shackleford    [TotalFark]  
Nothing should be added to whisky. Including an 'e'.

01 Dec 2012 11:20 AM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  
To whiskey!

01 Dec 2012 11:21 AM
willfullyobscure     

BronyMedic: Slartibeerfest: Thumbs up for alternative medicine.



Tell me. Dear Storm. Do you perhaps know what we call alternative medicine that works?

Medicine.


we also call it "affordable treatments for people without insurance". Acupuncture and chiropractic work GREAT for chronic pain and won't land you in the poor house. So get off your high horse, Mr. Middle Class

01 Dec 2012 11:24 AM
martid4    [TotalFark]  
I can't drink without puking.

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01 Dec 2012 11:24 AM
ExcaliburPrime111     
The whole "vodka interfered with diabetes medication" is BS in this instance. Although unclear from the article, it appeared as if the guy's students homemade the vodka, or at least purchased something really crappy, which was obviously tainted with methanol.

Competitive inhibition of methanol with ethanol is a well-established medical treatment. I'm surprised that even after he tried "sleeping it off" that the treatment still worked. What he needs to do to avoid this in the future is avoid home distilled or crappy alcohol.

01 Dec 2012 11:25 AM
Albert911emt     
Whiskey is better than vodka.

01 Dec 2012 11:27 AM
BronyMedic     

willfullyobscure: Acupuncture and chiropractic work GREAT for chronic pain and won't land you in the poor house. So get off your high horse, Mr. Middle Class


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The evidence for accupuncture is sketchy at best, and the field is massively overrun with woo about energy fields rather than targeting an obvious biological basis for why it works in some people - the release of endorphins, enkephalons, and endocannabanoids.

Nothing a chiropractor does is any different than what a Physical Therapist would do, for cheaper, and using scientific basis for doing so. Chiropractic "medicine" is based on a late 19th century belief that spinal injury and "subluxations" of the vertebra are responsible for all disease in the human body.

01 Dec 2012 11:28 AM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
So, he had rye surgery?

01 Dec 2012 11:29 AM
ExcaliburPrime111     

Slartibeerfest: Thumbs up for alternative medicine.


This is NOT "alternative" medicine. This is actual evidence-based scientific medicine. "Alternative" medicine treatment would have been: Have some Ginseng and meditate, which would have ended up with the guy being blind and possibly dead.

01 Dec 2012 11:30 AM
Scatteredsun     

BronyMedic: CPT Ethanolic: Gonna have to call bullshiate on this story. Diabetes does not respond differently to liquor. But your mom does.

/boom.

No, the article writer just sucks ass at writing an article.

He got a hold of some tainted vodka, and drank methanol. Methanol is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase into formaldehyde, which is further metabolized into formic acid. Formic Acid LOVES your optic nerve. It likes to fark it like Lindsey Lohan in a free wet bar hotel. Ethanol competitively inhibits Methanol metabolism by having a higher affinity for ADH than it. So you pee the methanol out rather than turn it into Lindsey Lohan


Dude. I'm rolling here... :D

The next time I run my still I'm going to "Drain the Lohan" instead of dumping the heads.

01 Dec 2012 11:30 AM
Boxcutta     
Just a warning: if you drink tainted vodak, DO NOT attempt to get better by drinking whisyek.

01 Dec 2012 11:30 AM
shanrick    [TotalFark]  

martid4: I can't drink without puking.

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01 Dec 2012 11:30 AM
tkirby     
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01 Dec 2012 11:30 AM
Slartibeerfest     
I stand corrected.

01 Dec 2012 11:31 AM
BitwiseShift     
Johnny Walker Black for $55. What a bargain.

When an aspirin is $10 at the hospital, this guy had better win the lottery to pay for that whiskey.

Protip: medical alcohol is usually everclear without the fancy tax.

01 Dec 2012 11:31 AM
LoneVVolf     
I was fumbling around the bedroom for the light switch but ... I'd just gone completely blind."

He thought he'd sleep it off, but the next morning...


Yes, because when one is suddenly struck completely blind, a logical thought is "Eh, maybe this will fix it self if i wake up in the morning."

01 Dec 2012 11:33 AM
spawn73     

BronyMedic: CPT Ethanolic: Gonna have to call bullshiate on this story. Diabetes does not respond differently to liquor. But your mom does.

/boom.

No, the article writer just sucks ass at writing an article.

He got a hold of some tainted vodka, and drank methanol. Methanol is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase into formaldehyde, which is further metabolized into formic acid. Formic Acid LOVES your optic nerve. It likes to fark it like Lindsey Lohan in a free wet bar hotel. Ethanol competitively inhibits Methanol metabolism by having a higher affinity for ADH than it. So you pee the methanol out rather than turn it into Lindsey Lohan


Why was it relevant that he had diabetes? What about everyone else who drank the vodka? Why could they wait so long before administring ethanol? Why doesn't a hospital have ethanol, how do they clean?

01 Dec 2012 11:33 AM
Digitalstrange     

BronyMedic: CPT Ethanolic: Gonna have to call bullshiate on this story. Diabetes does not respond differently to liquor. But your mom does.

/boom.

No, the article writer just sucks ass at writing an article.

He got a hold of some tainted vodka, and drank methanol. Methanol is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase into formaldehyde, which is further metabolized into formic acid. Formic Acid LOVES your optic nerve. It likes to fark it like Lindsey Lohan in a free wet bar hotel. Ethanol competitively inhibits Methanol metabolism by having a higher affinity for ADH than it. So you pee the methanol out rather than turn it into Lindsey Lohan


I watched that episode of House too

01 Dec 2012 11:35 AM
Feral_and_Preposterous     
Not vodka. Methanol. Pretty sure that vodka, by definition, isn't methanol. Bootleg crap that some douche called vodka, but it wasn't farking vodka.

01 Dec 2012 11:35 AM
show me    [TotalFark]  
Pat Travers unavailable for comment.

/obscure? or just stupid?

01 Dec 2012 11:37 AM
siyuntz    [TotalFark]  
Huh. I always thought alcohol dehydrogenase turned methanol into formaldehyde, which was then converted to formic acid by another enzyme, aldehyde dehydrogenase. I think you skipped an intermediate step there, BronyMedic.

01 Dec 2012 11:38 AM
siyuntz    [TotalFark]  
Oh damn, reread you post, and now I'm dumb. I'll go be dumb somewhere else.

01 Dec 2012 11:39 AM
red5ish     
He is a catering tutor. His students gave him a bottle of ick. That's a flunking.

01 Dec 2012 11:39 AM
CygnusDarius     

martid4: I can't drink without puking.

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X-Men reject?.

01 Dec 2012 11:40 AM
bhcompy     

Mugato: BronyMedic: He got a hold of some tainted vodka, and drank methanol. Methanol is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase into formaldehyde, which is further metabolized into formic acid. Formic Acid LOVES your optic nerve. It likes to fark it like Lindsey Lohan in a free wet bar hotel. Ethanol competitively inhibits Methanol metabolism by having a higher affinity for ADH than it. So you pee the methanol out rather than turn it into Lindsey Lohan

"Look at the big brain on BronyMedic! You a smart motherfarker."

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/hates educated men

01 Dec 2012 11:40 AM
vpb    [TotalFark]  
She blinded ME, with vodak!

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01 Dec 2012 11:42 AM
meyerkev    [TotalFark]  

bhcompy: Mugato: BronyMedic: He got a hold of some tainted vodka, and drank methanol. Methanol is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase into formaldehyde, which is further metabolized into formic acid. Formic Acid LOVES your optic nerve. It likes to fark it like Lindsey Lohan in a free wet bar hotel. Ethanol competitively inhibits Methanol metabolism by having a higher affinity for ADH than it. So you pee the methanol out rather than turn it into Lindsey Lohan

"Look at the big brain on BronyMedic! You a smart motherfarker."

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/hates educated men


And what is that from?

01 Dec 2012 11:46 AM
BronyMedic     

spawn73: Why could they wait so long before administring ethanol? Why doesn't a hospital have ethanol, how do they clean?


Well, to be quite honest, no one really uses ethanol anymore unless they have to. No one cleans with ethanol anymore, it's all solutions that are Quaternary Ammoniums, Bleech-based compounds, or other harsh chemicals designed to be tuberculocidal. Even then, it's given IV, not PO, usually.Fomepizole is the drug that's more commonly stocked and used, and is more predictable than targeting a BAC of 0.1 - 0.15 (IIRC, it's been a LONG time since I've gone over ethanol drips.) Who knows. Their stock may have been expired, or they might not have even had it in the formulary.

siyuntz: Huh. I always thought alcohol dehydrogenase turned methanol into formaldehyde, which was then converted to formic acid by another enzyme, aldehyde dehydrogenase. I think you skipped an intermediate step there, BronyMedic.


Yes I did. Thank you for correcting me.

01 Dec 2012 11:48 AM
RammaLamma     
Well, as a long time home brewer and microbiologist/biochemist, I can tell you that there is no way in the wide world that methanol will ever be present in any commercial brand of alcohol. Also I can tell you that if the alcohol in the vodak reacted with this fellow's meds, so would the alcohol in the whisky.

I have had many many glasses of homemade beer and wine, and gallons of prairie shine, and guess what? Nary a problem, nor with anyone I know. The only time I was associated with methanol poisoning was when, as an army medical assistant, seven soldiers came into the MIR having had a punch with gasline antifreeze as one of the components. And yes, we administered brandy. One died, two were blinded and the others walked away from it.

\yup
\\likely attempted murder.

01 Dec 2012 11:51 AM
traylor     
Hey Doc, I can't see shiat. All is darkness. Got any of that Johny left?

01 Dec 2012 11:51 AM
Lehk     

spawn73: Why doesn't a hospital have ethanol, how do they clean?


alcohol for cleaning is probably isopropyl or a mix of ethanol and methanol

01 Dec 2012 11:53 AM
GoldDude     
Johnny Walker Black? B'ah! Just kill me already rather than feeding me that crap!

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\not too late to change this into a whisky (not whiskey!) snob thread!

01 Dec 2012 12:04 PM
divgradcurl     

meyerkev: And what is that from?


the movie tombstone. you should watch it if you haven't. you will also get other references mentioned around here a lot like "well, bye.jpg"

01 Dec 2012 12:05 PM
BronyMedic     

GoldDude: Johnny Walker Black? B'ah! Just kill me already rather than feeding me that crap!

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\not too late to change this into a whisky (not whiskey!) snob thread!


Please. This is what REAL MEN drink. It puts hair on your balls.

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/what's the word

01 Dec 2012 12:12 PM
ZzeusS     
The doc asked if he'd been drinking and he said no. Lying to emergency personnel is a quick way to be not alive.

"Johnnie Walker Black Label. It was good whisky, yeah."

Another lie.

The price difference I equate to supply chain issues in NZ.

What the hell was he doing in a coma for five days?

An overweight diabetic drinking moonshine. And a catering tutor. Whom should know something about spirits.

01 Dec 2012 12:14 PM
CrossEyedAtNite     

GoldDude: Johnny Walker Black? B'ah! Just kill me already rather than feeding me that crap!

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\not too late to change this into a whisky (not whiskey!) snob thread!


Such swill...  I'd drink Drink warm michelob before that utter shiat.

01 Dec 2012 12:15 PM
ga362     
Sleeping Monkey

Alcohol: The cause of, and solution to, all life's problems.


Alcohol never solved any problems . . . but neither did a glass of milk!

01 Dec 2012 12:29 PM
semiotix    [TotalFark]  
Johnny Walker Black may not have been the best whiskey in that liquor store, but it was DEFINITELY not the cheapest.

I'm just picturing the doctor walking into the store, grabbing a $7 pint bottle of some random non-vodak liquor, and then slapping his forehead as he remembers that he's a doctor. "Wait, I've changed my mind, what do you have in a giant bottle of something needlessly expensive?"

01 Dec 2012 12:30 PM
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