Monday, June 15, 2015

Being Mortal

I saw Being Mortal on Frontline last night. Fascinating piece! Very interesting. They had one patient who had a terminal brain tumor. You could see the impact on him over the time they did the series of interviews with him. One thing they mentioned was his intercranial pressure and the fact that he had repeated lumbar punctures (lps). It seemed odd to me that they didn't put in a programmable shunt. It would have allowed the doctors to monitor his condition as well as relieving pressure in a much simpler, less stressful way--for the patient. It was an excellent piece.

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