Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Bigger butts, bigger needles

Apparently our butts have become so large that longer needles are needed to deliver the appropriate dose of medicine in some injections.
Standard-sized needles failed to reach the buttock muscle in 23 out of 25 women whose rears were examined after what was supposed to be an intramuscular injection of a drug.

Two-thirds of the 50 patients in the study did not receive the full dosage of the drug, which instead lodged in the fat tissue of their buttocks, researchers from The Adelaide and Meath Hospital in Dublin said in a presentation to the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.
That's enough to get me back to the gym.

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