Navigation Links
Review of Pramod Mahajan's Injuries

Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party General Secretary, Pramod Mahajan is currently critical after being shot by his brother Pravin on Saturday (22nd April) morning at his residence.// Pramod is currently being ventilated in the Intensive Care Unit of Hinduja Hospital and is said to be critical.

Mr.Mahajan, a known diabetic received four bullets which hit mainly his abdomen and chest. The bullets were fired at close range and went through the liver, shattering its right side; it damaged the head of the pancreas, duodenum, along with inferior vena cava (IVC), diaphragm and small intestine. The injury to the inferior vena cava (IVC) and Liver are likely to be the most troublesome. The inferior vena cava is the main vein in the abdomen carrying blood to the heart.

In the first few hours he was resuscitated and had multiple blood transfusions (almost 24 units it is said). He was taken up for surgery at the hospital and as the injury to the liver was very extensive, pads or packs made of cotton were used to stop the bleeding and were left behind. Apparently the IVC was repaired. Some of the bullets were left in; as it was felt it would be precarious to remove them.

Today apparently he is slightly better but still critical and he was briefly conscious to recognize a few visitors and smiled at his son.

The doctors have used cotton pads to stop the bleeding. The next key decision will be as to when the abdomen should be re-explored to remove the packs.

The chances of his recovery the doctors say are 50:50. However the odds are against Mr.Mahajan’s recovery. What is currently worrying is that his kidneys are not working optimally. If he goes on to require dialysis, he may not stand it because this will require some anticoagulation ( thinning of blood) and this will make the internal bleeding worse as the clots currently that have been formed are preventing further blood loss. He is also on ventilator and being a diabeti c prone to infections. The longer he stays on the ventilator the more the chance s of lung and systemic infections setting in. This can lead to multi-organ failure.

There were reports in the media about a possible transplant surgery on Mr.Mahajan. This is possibly because of the presence of Dr.Mohammed Rela from King’s College, London. He is an Indian from Chennai trained in liver transplant surgery. He is well known for his expertise in the field and in India has closely worked with Global Hospitals, Hyderabad. He is also a well wisher of Indian cadaver transplant programmed and a well wisher of MOHAN (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network) Foundation.

The transplant surgery is absolutely ruled out at this stage. Dr.Rela is here possibly due to his ability to be able to handle many complicated surgeries and when Mr.Mahajan is re-explored, the doctors may want his presence. This is likely to be tomorrow as the pads normally are removed after 24 to 48 hrs.

Related medicine news :

1. US Reviews Risks Of Tamiflu After 12 Children Die
2. Breast Cancer Examinations To Be Reviewed In Irish Hospitals
3. BioCryst’s Bird Flu Drug Enjoys Fast-Track Review By FD
4. FDA Accords Priority Review For Pediatric Crohns Disease Drug
5. The Lancet Calls For Review Of Regulatory Process Of Drug Trials
6. Vaticans Council Reviews Condom Usage
7. Review of Reversal of Spread of Diseases in Africa
8. Closure of NHS Borders Hospitals to be Reviewed
9. Mammograms in Queensland Reviewed
10. NHS Charges Needs To Be Reviewed
11. India to Host Asian Review Meet on Avian Flu
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/29/2015)... Los Angeles, Ca (PRWEB) , ... November 29, 2015 , ... ... from the American Board of Ophthalmology on November 25th 2015. Peer Certification ... in the field of his specialty. Certification in Ophthalmology is first obtained after the ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... ... November 29, 2015 , ... Effective immediately, every single IguanaMed scrub ... on Black Friday Target is offering a “Buy One Scrub Set, Get the 2nd ... opportunity to purchase IguanaMed at a discounted price. , IguanaMed’s mission is ...
(Date:11/28/2015)... ... November 28, 2015 , ... Trying to relax on a couch ... BUDDY. "I conceived of this design due to personal experience with a bad back," ... promotes relaxation and convenience, as well as increases support. It also makes it easier ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... , ... November 27, 2015 , ... According to an ... recent 2015 American Dental Association meeting in Washington D.C. revolved around the fact that ... patient’s overall health. The talk stressed the link between periodontal disease (more commonly referred ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... A team of Swiss doctors has released ... Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted the findings on the website. Click here to ... cases of 136 mesothelioma patients who were treated with chemotherapy followed by EPP surgery. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... of the "2016 Future Horizons and ... Abuse Testing Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment ... to their offering. --> ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 ... of the  "2016 Future Horizons and ... Drug Monitoring (TDM) Market: Supplier Shares, ... Opportunities"  report to their offering.  ... the addition of the  "2016 Future ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 ... of the  "2016 Future Horizons and ... Surface Marker Testing Market: Supplier Shares, ... their offering.  --> ... the  "2016 Future Horizons and Growth ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: