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April 7, 2006 10:06 PM   Subscribe

Video: Diastat® AcuDial™ (diazepam rectal gel) C-IV
posted by LimePi (46 comments total)

 
... damn near killed 'um!
posted by antifreez_ at 10:07 PM on April 7, 2006


Suspenseful.
posted by parki at 10:15 PM on April 7, 2006


Oh grow up! What's with all the disgusting anus-oriented posts around here lately? jesus christ. bunch of 14 year olds.
posted by jonson at 10:15 PM on April 7, 2006


What's with all the disgusting anus-oriented posts around here lately?

That "jonson" would make such a comment just compounds teh funnay.
posted by antifreez_ at 10:17 PM on April 7, 2006


*books jonson on a one-way flight to Uranus
posted by slater at 10:18 PM on April 7, 2006


buttes lol
posted by thirteenkiller at 10:18 PM on April 7, 2006


I do not wish to be exposed to anus-oriented posts.
posted by neckro23 at 10:21 PM on April 7, 2006


Can I use this on a crowded bus? You know, for my siesures.
posted by Balisong at 10:22 PM on April 7, 2006


Interesting that one of the talking med-heads claims that this type of treatment has been used in Europe for decades. Wonder why the US is so late to the party?

Also, our correspondent Pamela Davis say that the gel can be applied "wherever a seizure occurs." Color me dubious.
posted by rob511 at 10:25 PM on April 7, 2006


Wonder why the US is so late to the party?

The fucking pope finally caved.
posted by nanojath at 10:30 PM on April 7, 2006


And why all the negativity? LimePi just wanted to spread the good news: Valium. Finally, available rectally.
posted by nanojath at 10:33 PM on April 7, 2006


Diazepam is known as the brand name Valium. Does it calm the worms?
posted by Balisong at 10:35 PM on April 7, 2006


Does it calm the worms?

ARGH
posted by thirteenkiller at 10:38 PM on April 7, 2006


...this type of treatment has been used in Europe for decades. Wonder why the US is so late to the party?

Many drugs are made in three forms: pills for the Americans, injectables for the Germans, and suppositories for the French.

Supposedly because they are obsessed with, respectively, food, blood, and livers as the source of illness. (I guess the suppository is just a bit closer to the liver.)
posted by StickyCarpet at 10:42 PM on April 7, 2006


If I Had An Anus, please pick up the white rectal syringe.
posted by fandango_matt at 10:43 PM on April 7, 2006


Or maybe the French just like sticking stuff up their ass.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 10:43 PM on April 7, 2006


MetaFilter: just like sticking stuff up your ass.
posted by antifreez_ at 10:44 PM on April 7, 2006


It is amusing that it's presented as VERY IMPORTANT that you wash any remaining Valium gel down the sink - because, you know, you wouldn't want any Valium addicts sucking some happy juice out of your used ass-syringe.
posted by nicwolff at 11:06 PM on April 7, 2006


Lest they hunt you down and suck your ass...
posted by Balisong at 11:08 PM on April 7, 2006


BIRDAIDS IS COMING...
posted by Dreamghost at 11:09 PM on April 7, 2006


What's with all the disgusting anus-oriented posts around here lately?

now you take that back, that anus looked perfectly clean
posted by wakko at 11:40 PM on April 7, 2006


Acute seizures are way more funny than the airplane snakes that were funny last week.
posted by iloveit at 11:40 PM on April 7, 2006


These anal seisures... they vibrate?
posted by Balisong at 11:45 PM on April 7, 2006


hyperactive corpus callosum, LOL
posted by sourwookie at 12:15 AM on April 8, 2006


Q: "Where's the strangest place you've ever taken medicine?"

A: "That'd be in the butt, Bob."
posted by kindall at 12:16 AM on April 8, 2006



Dude... he said butt...
posted by squirrel at 12:58 AM on April 8, 2006


A friend of mine died after a prolonged seizure, if his wife had this, he might be alive today. He had grand-mal epilepsy, and was only partially controlled on his meds. So I am happy to know that this is available for some people. I only wish it had been released a year ago.
posted by Runcible Spoon at 3:31 AM on April 8, 2006


Now see, I would have assumed that in the event of a seizure, the anus would seize up and make inserting the thing damn near impossible (without causing violent injury to the patient). Interesting.
posted by rxrfrx at 4:17 AM on April 8, 2006


That video looks hours long. Anyone care to summarize?
posted by mediareport at 4:26 AM on April 8, 2006


By the end, that lady looks damn tired of saying "Diastat (R) AcuDial (TM) (diazepam rectal gel)." You can see her anger.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 5:09 AM on April 8, 2006


Trying to shove this up the poot in mid-seizure would be very dangerous, I'd think.
posted by moonbird at 5:15 AM on April 8, 2006


Trying to shove this up the poot in mid-seizure would be very dangerous, I'd think.
posted by moonbird at 5:15 AM PST on April 8 [!]


Then I would guess that you have no experience with people who have epilepsy. I bet that you would learn all sorts of fascinating things about them without ever having to get your hands or mind dirty.
posted by beelzbubba at 6:12 AM on April 8, 2006


Remember that scene in Pulp Fiction? With the adrenaline? Yeah, that's what came to my mind.
posted by boo_radley at 8:27 AM on April 8, 2006


CVIV?

At least it wasn't CVII, as well all know that's been inactive since "the accident".

//Lostgeek.
posted by thanotopsis at 9:45 AM on April 8, 2006


That video looks hours long. Anyone care to summarize?
A 3D computer rendered model of a hand inserts a syringe into a CGI anus, pushes the plunger, and then holds the buttocks together for three seconds.

The rest of the video is just people yapping about stuff.
posted by Rhomboid at 10:03 AM on April 8, 2006


posted by Rhomboid A 3D computer rendered model of a hand inserts a syringe into a CGI anus, pushes the plunger, and then holds the buttocks together for three seconds. The rest of the video is just people yapping about stuff.

That's a pretty good summary of the last three Star Wars films.
posted by fandango_matt at 11:11 AM on April 8, 2006


The way things are going, if you wip that one out they'll call HomoLand security.

Plus I wonder if there wasn't any other delivery method.
posted by elpapacito at 11:39 AM on April 8, 2006



That's a pretty good summary of the last three Star Wars films.



Fandango_matt: That was so funny, I almost had a seizure
posted by lalochezia at 12:05 PM on April 8, 2006


I can now help you with that, lalo.
posted by horsewithnoname at 12:58 PM on April 8, 2006


Yeah, I'm not sure why this is so intriguing a link -- it's a freaking antiseizure medicine. And this isn't something new to America; we've been using Diastat (rectal diazepam) for years here, and there really isn't a family with a child who has a serious seizure disorder that doesn't have a dose or two of Diastat in the house. As a resident on neurology, the very first thing you asked a parent who called in frightened because his or her child was seizing was "do you have Diastat there?"
posted by delfuego at 1:26 PM on April 8, 2006


beelzbubba writes "Trying to shove this up the poot in mid-seizure would be very dangerous, I'd think.
"posted by moonbird at 5:15 AM PST on April 8 [!]


"Then I would guess that you have no experience with people who have epilepsy. I bet that you would learn all sorts of fascinating things about them without ever having to get your hands or mind dirty."


Wrong, wrong, wrong. I've worked for years in a caring with a gentleman with seizure disorder. The Red Cross advises that you do not move a person who is having a seizure unless they are in absolute danger (take any Red Cross First Aid class), let alone dropping trou and shooting liquid valium up the ass. Unless the indivudual is some very mild seizure where they have some degree of self-control, I just can't see doing this. Nearly every muscle tenses, and the body becomes very stiff. Perhaps you could use this when the seizure has begun receding and they have become limber (likely not fully conscious) again, but by then, there's hardly a point. The individual is likely very tired and disoriented by then anyway.

Meanwhile, you don't have to be an ass about it.
posted by moonbird at 3:08 PM on April 8, 2006


Moonbird, sorry, but you're wrong. Sure, if you're not in a position to know why someone's seizing, and don't have any information about how long it's been going on, then all recommendations are to just keep the person safe and let things ride. Perhaps your specific situation has never warranted it, but there are thousands upon thousands of families out there who know when, why, and how to give rectal diazepam to those in their care with seizure disorders; it's not impossible, it's not even a difficult thing to do. As I said above, it's actually fairly common for patients with moderate to severe seizure disorders to have Diastat around; it works, it works well, and it helps prevent a lot of morbidity related to their disorder.
posted by delfuego at 6:00 PM on April 8, 2006


t helps prevent a lot of morbidity related to their disorder.

You mean mortality ?
posted by elpapacito at 10:30 AM on April 9, 2006


Fandango wins again.
posted by squirrel at 10:50 AM on April 9, 2006


Also, am I the only one to wonder how much fun this stuff could be for recreation?
posted by squirrel at 10:52 AM on April 9, 2006


You mean mortality?

Nope, elpapacity, I mean morbidity -- undesired results or complications that aren't death (which would be mortality).
posted by delfuego at 1:48 PM on April 9, 2006


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