The Operation Was A Success But The Patient Died

It could happen if the definition of success is completion of the procedure as prescribed. As my uncle enjoyed saying, it’s correct but it’s not right. On the other hand consider this headline: The operation was a failure and the doctor died. This is unlikely. Doctors and lawyers don’t usually pay any price for inadequate results, they have no skin in the game. Maintaining that aura of infallibility is a characteristic of most doctors and lawyers. That is why it’s said, to maintain the fiction, a doctor who treats himself has an idiot for a patient. Lead-in to this study published recently that discloses  years of medical and nutritional mistakes. How easily it happened when the definition of success was to follow the official or establishment guidelines and protocols without considering the results.

Can any cardiologists now believe this? After 60 years of giving patients the wrong
advice must be embarrassing to accept it. 

“Point 7. Dietary total and saturated fat do not correlate with risk of CVD
Point 8. Plasma saturated fatty acids are controlled by dietary carbohydrate
more than by dietary lipids
Point 9. The best predictor of microvascular and, to a lesser extent, macro-
vascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes, is glycemic control
Point 10. Dietary carbohydrate restriction is the most effective method (other
than starvation) of reducing serum triglycerides and increasing high-density
lipoprotein (HDL)”

Adding insult to injury the authors of the article also expose the false “evidence-based medicine” standards of research and proof.

Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma related to gravitational challenge: systematic review of randomised controlled trials

Part of the joke is that there are no randomized clinical trials related to malfunctioning parachutes. Therefore in “evidence-based medicine” the doctors could not recommend using parachutes. As if unproven by their methods was the same as disproven.