[updates from previous post]
The worldwide acknowledged surgeon Paolo Macchiarini, arrested in Italy more then 2 weeks ago, has been granted the possibility to operate 15 patients, Corriere della Sera says. The first allowed trachea operation on a women was performed yesterday (Oct. 9) at Careggi Hospital, where the Prof. Macchiarini had a regular contract at the time of the arrest. Such contract, however, has been set in hold by the administration of the hospital due to the charges. The surgeon will return at his home in Viareggio after each operation, in home arrest.
Prof. Macchiarini has been forbidden to leave the country and to come back to Stockholm, where he run a research group that focus on regenerative medicine in Karolinska Institutet. The institute hasn’t released any further news about the case.