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Nicole Angemi, la forense de Instagram que enloquece con sus fotos

Autopsias, restos, asqueroso para algunos, fascinante para otros, este es el trabajo que hace en las redes sociales
Estephanie Gutiérrez | 6 de Octubre de 2016 | 21:17

Nicole Angemi se ha hecho famosa en los últimos meses debido a las publicaciones que “cuelga” en su cuenta de Instagram. No, no sube fotos de comida ni selfies como la mayoría de las personalidades que usan esa red social, sube órganos, cadáveres y algunas imágenes algo fuertes para lo que se acostumbra ver en las redes, a algunos los fascina, pero a otros no les agrada el contenido.

Nicole es mejor conocida como @mrs_angemi, y además de sus fotos familiares o de amistades narra historias con órganos sangrientos, extremidades, fetos y muchas cosas a las que ella está acostumbrada pues trabaja como patóloga y forense.

“Las personas consideran que mi cuenta es controversial porque piensan que este tipo de fotos deberían estar limitadas solamente para la comunidad médica”, cuenta Angemi en una entrevista con AFULL que recopila El Comercio.

Cuando se le ha preguntado por qué sube imágenes así, ella contesta que no lo hace por impresionar ni asquear, pero sí por educar, además de que tiene una especie de “juego” con sus seguidores, donde publica fotos de algún órgano afectado por una cierta enfermedad y reta a sus usuarios a adivinar qué les sucede, así lo asegura Vice.

Lanzó el ‘”Mystery Diagnosis” para ver cuántas personas pueden adivinar un trastorno con solo ver una imagen al respecto, menciona. En ciertas ocasiones le gusta repetir el tema para ver si sus seguidores realmente están aprendiendo algo de lo que comparte.

Las ideas de subir imágenes comenzaron cuando lanzó su blog blog Iheartautopsy.com en 2011 donde emprendió el proyecto que ahora la mantiene con casi 900 mil seguidores en Instagram.

Gracias a sus publicaciones, en su blog, en la red social y también a sus videos en su canal de YouTube, ganó recientemente como el mejor proyecto de social media del Year Geek Award.

El gusto por la patología, por la disección de órganos y autopsias la obtuvo después de su carrera de enfermería. Rápidamente se dio cuenta que esa especialidad no era lo suyo. Como tenía una subespecialización en citología fue lógico que se interesara en todo lo que tiene que ver con la patología. Así volvió a la universidad para obtener su título en Asistente de Patología, en inglés PA.

Nicole ha sufrido lo mismo que cualquier usuario de Instagram, que borra o bloquea sus publicaciones cuando son demasiado fuertes. Para que lo cheques por ti mismo, estas son algunas de las imágenes que sube a su red.

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Mystery diagnosis!!!!! #iheartautopsy #mysterydiagnosis #pathology #gross #anatomy #grossanatomy #dissection #nurse #nursing

Una foto publicada por Nicole Angemi, MS, PA (ASCP) (@mrs_angemi) el

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Mystery diagnosis!!!! #iheartautopsy #pathology #science #biology #anatomy #grossanatomy #grosspathology #nurse #nursing #healtheducation

Una foto publicada por Nicole Angemi, MS, PA (ASCP) (@mrs_angemi) el

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This is something I have actually only seen once at autopsy. Carcinomatosis. This is basically wide spread dissemination of metastatic cancer. The woman was 60 years old and found dead at home. When we opened her up- we saw all of the abdominal organs caked with tumor. This is one of those autopsies where you can tell the person was in tons of pain and ignoring this for a while. Everything is caked with tumor. The original tumor was coming from her ovary. The reason we do not see this commonly in the hospital autopsy is because it doesn't happen often when a person is receiving treatment. Also- when a patient is stage 4 cancer (carcinomatosis is stage 4) there families do not typically request an autopsy because they know the cause of death. Photo credit: @esmarbv #iheartautopsy #cancer #ovariancancer #autopsy #dead #death #science #pathology #autopsy

Una foto publicada por Nicole Angemi, MS, PA (ASCP) (@mrs_angemi) el

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The arrow points a little tiny piece of the adrenal gland sticking out. We get happy when we see this bright yellow- orange color sticking out at autopsy because it means we have the adrenals- which can sometimes get lost at autopsy if the body is not properly dissected. The adrenal gland is a tiny gland that sits on the kidneys that produces pretty important steroids and hormones. The gland can over function or under function. Under functioning can cause a disease known as Addison disease. This is the disease former US president John F. Kennedy suffered from. One of the symptoms is hyper-pigmentation of the skin- which is why he always looked tan! Tumors in the adrenal gland are rare, and most of the time they are benign and non functioning. These tumors are also called "incidentalomas" because the patient does not have symptoms and it is found incidentally on imagining for some other non-associated disease. Cancer of the adrenal is super rare. Another tumor called a pheochromocytoma can present as hypertension and can be easily misdiagnosed. #iheartautopsy #mysterydiagnosis #adrenal #hormones #steroids #tumor #hbp #hypertension #med #medical #nurse #nursing #healtheducation #jfk #kennedy #addisonsdisease

Una foto publicada por Nicole Angemi, MS, PA (ASCP) (@mrs_angemi) el

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What do we do with all of the organs after an autopsy? If you have an autopsy at a hospital you must sign a consent form. This is signed by the next of kin. In the autopsy consent form it states what is examined in a typical autopsy and if photos will be taken for educational purposes and/or tissue kept for diagnostic/educational purposes. In a normal autopsy, every cranial, thoracic, abdominal and pelvic organ is removed and examined. In most cases we do not have to retain a whole organ, so we make what is called a stock jar for a patient. In this jar, we will put a little piece of each organ, so if there is a question later and the body is gone, we still have some pieces of the patient to reexamine. Some teaching institutions may keep a particular organ if it is medically interesting and educational. Teaching hospitals usually also have a special pathologist to look at brains called a neuropathologist. These doctors will have "brain cutting" every week or so and examine all of the brains from autopsies about 2 weeks prior. This allows the normally jiggly brain to get nice and hard in formaldehyde- making it easier to cut and easier to see pathology. The rest of the organs and tissue go into a bag like this- the visceral bag. This bag gets placed back inside the body and sent to the funeral home. The patient will then be buried or cremated with the remainder of their organs. If you have specific religious rules or preferences regarding your loved one staying with their organs- you must request on the autopsy consent form that they are all places back with the body and the hospital has to respect your wishes. #iheartautopsy #pathology #autopsy #organs #viscera #resident #residency #med #medical #medschool #science #dissection #nurse #nursing #healtheducation

Una foto publicada por Nicole Angemi, MS, PA (ASCP) (@mrs_angemi) el

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Henna is relatively safe if you are using the original natural henna which is usually a brown-red-orange color. Henna is only deemed safe by the FDA for hair dye use- but in most cases it is ok to use on the skin. Often times, "black henna" will be used. True black henna does not exist and to make it black, chemicals like "coal tar" color p-phenylenediamine, also known as PPD. This is only permitted for use as a hair dye. In some instances black henna is being taken from the hair dye box and applied to the skin! Ummmm no!!! Most hair dyes actually recommend you do a patch test on the skin to see if you are allergic. PPD causes minor to major skin reactions like seen in this photo. #iheartautopsy #immunology #hypersensitivity #mysterydiagnosis #henna #hennaallergy #pathology #medicine #dermatology

Una foto publicada por Nicole Angemi, MS, PA (ASCP) (@mrs_angemi) el

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Finger vs heavy wood door. #iheartautopsy #trauma #ER #ed #emergency #pathology #accident #med #medical #science #healtheducation

Una foto publicada por Nicole Angemi, MS, PA (ASCP) (@mrs_angemi) el

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Smokers lung! #iheartautopsy #blacklung #STOPSMOKING #smoking #smoker #autopsy #unhealthy #gross #lungs #antismoking #smokingcessation #cancersticks

Una foto publicada por Nicole Angemi, MS, PA (ASCP) (@mrs_angemi) el

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Forensic Friday! A day late, my phone broke, but I'm back in business!! We love a good celebrity death! Ian Fraser Kilmister also known as Lemmy, was a musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the band Motörhead. His official cause of death listed on his death certificate was prostate cancer. Whenever I talk about prostate cancer I say 2 things: 1. Prostate cancer could be the best cancer you got, or the worst. Meaning, if prostate cancer is found early, your chances of living a full life into old age with no recurrence is very likely. However, if this cancer is found too late, it is nasty, aggressive and will kill you. 2. If every man lived to 100, and we autopsied all of them, we would find prostate cancer. Many men die not even knowing they have prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is not avoidable, however there are some things you can do to lower your risk. This cancer can be screened for by either a DRE (digital rectal exam) and PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test, or just the blood test. The DRE was a good screening tool because the prostate is right in front of the rectum. If there is tumor, the doctor can feel the enlarged gland. Now, the blood test is more preferred. If the PSA is elevated the patient will get biopsies to confirm cancer. Treatment will then be decided after the pathologist looks at the biopsies. If Lemmy died from prostate cancer, chances are it is because he found it too late. Prostate cancer can be very slow growing and a man can die with it without even knowing he has it. It can also be very aggressive. This cancer spreads to the bones causing fractures and pain. This cancer has not been associated with cigarette smoking, however, studies show that smoking can make this cancer more aggressive. Lemmy was known as a ladies man. Rumor has it he has slept with over 2,000 women although he ONLY admitted to 1,000 There is no direct relationship between increased ejaculations and prostate cancer, it has been shown that a hearty sex life can actually decrease your cancer risk. Maybe how exercising makes your heart stronger? So men, next time your woman denies you sex, tell her you have to exercise your prostate!

Una foto publicada por Nicole Angemi, MS, PA (ASCP) (@mrs_angemi) el

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