2 UC Davis surgeons banned from human research after experiments

By Associated Press | | PUBLISHED: July 22, 2012 at 12:00 am | UPDATED: September 6, 2017 at 7:36 am

The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/SP3nFi ) that J. Paul Muizelaar and Rudolph Schrot were banned from any research on humans after the university told the federal government that both surgeons took part in what the school termed “serious and continuing noncompliance” with federal regulations.

According to the article these researchers had illegally infected the brains of terminally patients

The Sacramento Bee article can no longer be located at the reported web address.

The Daily Breeze does have write up about it at: https://www.dailybreeze.com/2012/07/22/2-uc-davis-surgeons-banned-from-human-research-after-experiments/

The article originally written by By MARJIE LUNDSTROM/The Sacramento Bee is located at: https://www.pressherald.com/2012/07/22/california-neurosurgeons-banned-from-human-research/

https://www.nsfwcorp.com/dispatch/brains/ reports the following:

As reported by Marjie Lundstrom and Sam Stanton of the Sacramento Bee, a 92-page report issued by investigators from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that hospital administrators failed to properly enforce federal regulations regarding the experimental surgeries performed by neurosurgeons Dr. J. Paul Muizelaar, chairman of the department of neurological surgery, and Dr. Rudolph J. Schrot, an assistant professor and neurosurgeon with 13 years experience working under Muizelaar.

The experimental surgeries in question involved opening the skull of and deliberately infecting the brains of cancer patients with the bacterium Enterobacter aerogenes, without FDA or Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, and without compelling scientific evidence in support of the immunological hypothesis that a brain infection in glioblastoma patients could improve outcomes.

Both researchers have resigned. See: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/2-uc-davis-neurosurgeons-resign-after-implanting-bacteria-in-patients-brains.html

J. Paul Muizelaar, MD, PhD, former chief of the department of neurosurgery, and fellow neurosurgeon Rudolph J. Schrot, MD, introduced live bowel bacteria directly into three patients’ brains in an attempt to save them from the deadly brain tumor glioblastoma. Drs. Muizelaar and Schrot thought the bowel bacteria could stimulate the patients’ immune systems, prolonging their lives, according to the report.

Concluding article, at: https://www.science20.com/science_20/blog/neurological_surgery_professor_paul_muizelaar_banned_illegal_experiments-92306

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