Malignant Hyperthermia

aviator at idirect.com aviator at idirect.com
Fri Nov 29 02:31:03 EST 1996

In article <328C920C.5BC2 at mustang.uwo.ca>,
Barb Vanderbeld <bvanderb at mustang.uwo.ca> wrote:
> In the near future a friend of mine will be admitted into the hospital
> to undergo a skeletal muscle biopsy---<snip>---she can not drink coffee,
> tea, Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola or consume any chocolate. However, she is
> allowed to drink decaffeinated coffee and tea and caffieine-free soft
> drinks.  I would really appreciate any input on the reasons behind this.
> How will consuming these products effect the outcome of her muscle
> biopsy?
It is my belief that if you note the 'caffine' in decaffeinated, you get the 
answer to this question. The biopsy is given a caffine contracture test which 
means that the muscle is subjected to caffine in this test, to see the amount of 
contracture the muscle goes through. (In simple terms) Perhaps you might visit 
the MHA site to find more info . at http://web.idirect.com/~mha/

or email me at aviator at idirect.com
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