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On the Greek island of Crete, the patient was in intensive care after he was forced to drink a glass of brandy instead of a contrast agent. About it reports information portal GreekReporter.
The man came to the hospital together with his relative for examination of the gastrointestinal tract. As a gift to the doctor, he brought a small bottle of brandy.
It poured into glasses, and then accompanying a mixed alcoholic beverage and transparent contrast material and forced the patient to drink a “significant amount” of liquid. The man protested that the fluid is “too strong” and “tastes like brandy,” but it was not heeded.
Thus, a patient with a sick stomach was in intensive care for alcohol poisoning. The doctors were able to quickly stabilize his condition. The hospital told reporters that do not know all the details of the incident. The administration started an internal investigation.
Brandy — grape brandy, a traditional drink of Crete and in several Balkan countries. Made by distillation of fermented fruit. There are many varieties of brandy from grapes, plums, peaches, apricots and other fruits.
Contrast agent — drug used to improve visualization and contrast enhancement in radiological research methods.
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