Indian Politician Undergoes Another Round of Surgery
In a very misleading statement, a newspaper article from India is reporting that Pramod Mahajan has undergone an additional “minor” surgery. This is misleading because a tracheostomy, exploratory laparotomy, debridement of necrotic pancreas, and placement of surgical feeding tube in the jejunum in an already ill patient is a hugely morbid procedure. The historical overall mortality rate for ICU patients that receive a tracheostomy alone is 30%.
New Eye Surgery for Patients Who Can’t Get Lasix
A new procedure first approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration this winter is being performed in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. John Liu of the Omaha Eye and Laser Institute.