The third quarter 2021 issue of Cryonics magazine includes a new report on the meta-analysis project. This report looks at case metrics from 1967 through 1999. (Previous reports covered more recent cases.) This period covers the pre-vitrification era of high concentration glycerol perfusions. You can find out the percentage of local cases, autopsies, unattended (legal) deaths, straight freezes, standbys, cases with cardiopulmonary support, duration of procedures, and more.
This Alcor-funded research is being carried out by Advanced Neural Biosciences. Among its goals are:
- to create a complete secure database of all the important case variables gleaned from case reports, raw data, and CT scans
- to identify important information about trends and outcomes of Alcor procedures
- to create a set of case metrics that provide a quantitative result that measures the quality of each patient preservation
- and resulting recommendations to improve procedures, case work, and case logistics.
The Alcor Meta-Analysis Project started in January 2019 and will continue into 2022. Find the current report starting on page 12 of the third quarter 2021 issue of Cryonics magazine.