[In Depth] Karolinska to reopen inquiry into surgeon’s work

Last summer, the Karolinska Institute (KI) in Stockholm cleared star surgeon Paolo Macchiarini of charges that he had overstated the success of his pioneering artificial trachea implants in a series of scientific papers. But KI may reopen its investigation into Macchiarini’s work after a chilling three-part documentary on Swedish television suggested that he didn’t fully inform his patients about the risks of his operations. Eight patients have received the implants; six have died. The film also raises questions about the way KI managers have handled the scandal so far; the institute’s board of directors is expected to demand an independent investigation.
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