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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Google Censorship You Tube Censorship

One of my favorite You Tubers is Dusty Smith. Dusty channel is called Cult of Dusty. Dusty uses humor and biting wit to comment on and debunk the insanity that is religion. Google/You Tube are censoring his channel.

I too have had my Bigger Fatter Blog censored. What happens is special interest groups will flag something that they don't, lie about it to Google/You Tube and if  Google/You Tube receives enough complaints Google/You Tube will arbitrarily censor, suspend, de index the blog or channel or delete the account.

Google/You Tube offers no appeal process nor do they even investigate. What they do is what the free speech haters want, the censor.

In my case a bunch of fat man hating fat acceptance cunts flagged my blog. I even received death threats. Dusty is being targeted by religious asshole. Go to You Tube and flag ALL religious channels. Fight fire with fire and while doing so subscribe to his channel and all other atheist channels if you love free speech.

Also use the other search engines like Bing, Scroogle and Duck Duck go. DO NOT INSTALL Google Chrome unless you want root kits, malware and trojans.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Doctor Salaries in The US

US doctors are the highest paid in the world. They also make the most medical errors and cause the most iatrogenic deaths and injuries. American doctors are not going outside the US to practice medicine but over 1 MILLION patients go outside the US to get affordable and higher quality medical care. It's called medical tourism. Neurosurgery Salaries
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$354000 $541000 $936000 Gastroenterology Physician Jobs Information - Salaries
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$265000             $349000               $590000 Cardiovascular Surgery Salary Information
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$351108             $558719                $852717 Cardiology Salaries
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$268000             $403000               $811000 Orthopedic Surgery Salary Information
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$228000              $459000              $1,352,000 Plastic Surgery Salary Information
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$237000             $412000               $820000


Do you think US doctors get paid enough, too much or too little? If you think they get paid enough or not enough then do you think that non American doctors get paid too little even though they are far better at their craft?

The fact of the matter is American doctor suck at what they to, they don't give a shit about their patients and they are over paid and that is why people can't stand them.

American Doctors Are Incompetent and Such Fuck Ups That They Die 8 Years Sooner than the General Population

 It is sometimes said that doctors have one of the worst life expectancy among professions and it's true!

"Why do doctors have a lower life expectancy (58 years) than almost all other

"In any case, I think the more important point here is that doctors have a lower life expectancy.":

"It is well known that doctors have a lower life expectancy than average. A recent study in the US by Kevin Kenward of the AMA found that doctors live 8 years less than the average despite a higher socio-economic status and all the benefits that entails.":

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Weighloss Surgery Mortality Rate

More on the Actual Gastric Bypass Death Rate

Death Rates and Causes of Death after Bariatric Surgery for Pennsylvania Residents 1994-2004. Bennet I. Omalu et. al. Arch Surg. 2007;142(10):923-928.

Typically when a surgeon tells you the mortality rate for a surgery, he tells you only the percentage of those who died within 30 days of the surgery. This study looked both at the actual deaths within 30 days after surgery and in the death rate in the years after the surgery.

As the study reports, in the 16,683 people who had weight loss surgery in Pennsylvania between 1994 and 2004, .9% died within 30 days of the surgery. That translated into 150 people.

But wait. That statistic was taken from the group as a whole. When the population is broken out by age, a much scarier statistic emerges: In the age group 55-64 1.53% were dead within 30 days, or 15 out of 1000 who had the surgery. And for the age group of those 65 and older, 3.1% died within 30 days, or 3 out of every hundred.

But that was just in the first 30 days after surgery. The study looked at time since surgery, and with each passing year the number of dead grew greater.

By one year after surgery, 2.1% of the group had died. (Twenty-one out of every thousand.) By two years, 2.9%. Then things got worse. Three years after they had had the surgery, 3.7% were dead. By four years, 4.8% and by five years, 6.4%.

The authors of this study remark that they did not follow up on the results of subsequent surgeries. But other studies have found that many people who have weight loss surgery require one or more follow up surgeries in the years that follow the initial surgery. It is likely that each subsequent surgery raises the risk of further complications and death.

Another chilling statistic emerged from the analysis of this data. In a population of the same size of the same demographic make up, the expected number of suicides would be 2. However, in this group, there were 16 suicides and an additional 14 drug overdose deaths. Most of these occurred at least one year after the surgery. The authors of the study speculate that many of the drug overdoses were probably suicides too, and flag this as a serious problem that requires more study.

What was missing in this study was one important piece of information: the weight loss achieved by the people who died. The authors assume that the high death rate is due to health conditions contracted while obese or due to weight regain. But this is only speculation. They did not review any statistics about the size of the people at death, which would have been difficult to do since only about 1/3 of these victims were autopsied.

But based on stories I have heard and cases like Mrs. Yamin's it may be premature to assume that the deaths were caused by obesity. Mrs. Yamin weighed 100 lbs at her death. Instead deaths may have been caused by long term malnutrition--i.e. starvation. Though the most common cause of death listed on death certificates after a year was cardiovascular (i.e. heart attacks) that is what kills a lot of people with anorexia and starvation. When the body is no longer absorbing nutrients the electrolytes can become dangerously unbalanced and that causes heart attack. Without independent autopsies, it is very hard to know what really happened.

Doctors don't like autopsies, because a patient who didn't have an autopsy is a patient whose family is going to have a much tougher time suing for malpractice. So if a heart stops beating, well, write it down as cardiovascular death, and since the person was once fat, who is going to challenge it?

But folks, please take these statistics seriously. And please note that the things that killed people within the first 30 days were NOT necessarily caused by obesity. Among the biggest killers were pulmonary embolism (20.7% of all early deaths)and sepsis (i.e. infection that spread through the body causing organ shut down). Sepsis killed 11.3% of those who died in the first 30 days. One out of four died of vaguely specified "therapeutic complications" which is a catchall term entered on the death certificate that included things like sepsis, bleeding, ruptured surgical wounds, etc.

One last word. Many people erroneously believe that before a doctor can perform a specific kind of surgery, that surgery must undergo the same kind of safety testing and approval process that drugs get. This is not true. Surgeons can perform any surgery they want, as long as they are licensed surgeons.

There is only one limitation on what kind of surgeries are performed: whether or not insurance companies will pay for them. Most insurers won't pay for operations that have a poor safety record--once they have enough data to know that the operation isn't safe.

But weight loss surgery is usually NOT paid for by insurers. Like plastic surgery, it is a surgery that patients pay for out of their own funds. This is one reason surgeons promote it so strongly. There are no forms for them to to fill out, no limit on what they can charge, and most importantly, no evaluating the patient's suitability for the surgery by pesky insurance review boards. All the doctor has to do is sell the patient on the operation, and the fun can begin.

So don't let yourself become a victim of a surgeon who has found a dandy way to make himself a multi-millionaire. And don't trust that the doctor who stands to make $25,000 for a few hours of work has your welfare in mind when he assures you that a surgery is no more dangerous than crossing the street. Remember, surgeons rarely track the outcome of their surgeries beyond six weeks. But as the Pennsylvania study suggests weight loss surgery keeps on killing for years after the initial surgery.