What is Dr. Lanny Up To?

What am I up to?

“Not always this laid back”
“Not always this laid back”

Thank you for asking. I am asked this question so often. This phase may just be a salutation, but I have learned many have a curiosity about my various endeavors. A blog seemed like the best way to answer this question on a regular basis. In addition, this blog provides a means for me to keep track in an organized fashion of what I am up to.

The purpose is to record and relate what I am up to these days. The information will be in one place for recording memoirs and historical events. It will be a place to document the present and consider the future.
I expect to regularly make entries concerning various categories: physician/surgeon; medical research and development; the golf adventures and Life. You may see a recent post or follow the topic that might interest you.

Let me know what you think as this blog will becomes my “Lectronic Legacy” in what ever time remains.

Answering the frequently asked question (FAQ) of what am I up to now?

A BLOG seemed the best and most efficient means of answering the FAQs on a regular basis.  It might be said that I wear multiple hats or have many interests.  Discovery in medicine will always be the main topic.  However there are other categories; Golf Adventures, Inventions, and some Christian writings.  Hopefully the BLOG will be a format to tell what I am up to in each of these main endeavors.  It seems almost daily there are interesting events; at least to me. Perhaps the events may be of interest to others.

I want to make it clear, I am not retired.  Retirement it is bad for one’s health.  I concluded my clinical practice in 1995, but work regularly in these various endeavors.  I do not see anywhere in the Bible where retirement is to be desired or realized.  I have told my daughters that I will not be speaking at my retirement party.

From time to time I will answer publicly herein those questions that recently surfaced and may be of general interest.  I will not be recording what I had on my hot dog at a ball game, let alone focus on mundane events.

I trust I will accomplish the intended goal of answering “What am I up to?”

Best approach; the rhetorical questioning

I like rhetorical questioning. It provokes thought in a manner not otherwise so acceptable. In that vein, it occurred to me to addresses Biblical issues in the following manner.

If the bible is true, then……

One may enter any scriptural principle following the “then” to make one’s point.

For instance, if the bible is true giving away something every day should result in one’s prosperity since a generous man will prosper.

If the bible is true, then one who is careful to do what is commanded (not suggested) therein will prosper in all that they put their hand to.

I found the rhetorical question route to discussion of what otherwise may not be palatable very appealing, especially if the bible is true.

Finding the Issues

One must look beneath the rhetoric (a.k.a. lies, deception and personality characterizations) to see the issues that are important.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished is a Lie.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished is a Lie.

Some experiences may make one believe that No Good Deed Goes Unpunished is a law of nature, at least human nature.

However, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished is a Lie. The following is the truth.

The Golden Rule is attributed to the words of Jesus found in the Bible. It is seen In Matthew 7:12 and Luke 6:31. We read “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”

It is a great principle to live by whether one is into the Bible or not. For those whose knowledge of the Bible ends there may be surprised how living out this principle has further benefits when one’s motives are pure.

In Ephesians 6:8 the Bible states; “…knowing that whatsoever good thing each one doeth, the same shall he receive again from the Lord, whether he be bond or free.”

In plain English, whatever good deed you do for someone with a pure motive, you will receive the reward of the same in return; somehow, somewhere in the future.

I challenge you to test the hypothesis.

Timely US patent granted

10/1/2020: A timely US patent was just granted for a skin disinfectant/sanitizer. The formulation is one that has a solution of water or alcohol that contains the proven virucidal reagent, protocatechuic acid for the SARS CoV2 virus.

The spray when it dries, unlike other sanitizers has long lasting effect as it leaves behind a invisible coating of the reagent that kills the virus on contact.

I have Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) application in to the FDA for such. It provides an addition means of mitigation of COVID19.

A spray bottle would be available with alcohol to sanitize the skin, plus add prevention to a mask or PPE.

The water vehicle would be used to spray one’s nose and mouth, the pathways of the virus to one’s lungs.

I am hoping for an early response to all the regulations. However, since this is a nutraceutical I am legally able to market without prior FDA approval. I have 10,000 bottles of each on order.

I will keep you posted on the progress.

Patent Issued on Coating of Skin

Another critical US patent granted today on new and better way to prevent infections in surgery as well as means to interrupt transmission of SARS CoV-2 virus.

Use of novel reagent I have been studying for years to sanitize and/or disinfect human skin prior to surgery.

It also provides for surgeons or dentist to disinfect their hands prior to treating the patient.

The formulation is selected from a sanitizer, a disinfectant, a spray, a rinse, a swab, a salve, a soap, a foam, a cream, antibacterial treatments, and a lotion and combinations thereof.

The claims include the dual function of alcohol killing while wet and then leaving a dry crystal coating on the skin for continued antimicrobial effect.

The method is performed before a procedure, during a procedure, or after a procedure.

7/29/2020

NEJM; Flush it!

The once prestigious New England Journal of Medicine recent publication on July 23, 2020 is misleading to say the least. “Hydroxychloroquine with or without Azithromycin in Mild-to-Moderate Covid-19 from study in Brazil resulted in news reports that this medication was not effective in mild to moderate cases of Covid-19. The news reporter likely read the title and not the manuscript. A reader of the news article would justifiably presume these were early cases of mild to moderated magnitude.
However, the news report read by more people than the manuscript was misleading to say the least. There was no mention about the patient cohort studied in this news publication. The inclusion criteria for the patient population in the NEJM study was a magnitude of infection such that it required hospitalization. Furthermore, some of the hospitalized patient’s conditions were such they required supplemental oxygen. Then the NEJM accepted the hospitalized patient as designated; mild to moderate classification.

I read the news report as mild to moderate condition of the patients studied being early cases. If I read only the NEJM title I would have come to a similar conclusion. The patients studied had mild to moderate condition, presumptively of early onset and not a group reported upon that were so sick they were hospitalized and some on oxygen.

In addition, follow up reports on clinical studies by reputable journals require at least a one to two years. The term of this study was just 15 days before gaining headlines. It is unlikely to find a competing world record short term report published by NEJM citing information to the contrary.

I am not privileged to the NEJM’s publication policies, bias or political agenda. I do not know if the news reporter read beyond the journal headline. I do not know their policies or agenda.
Whatever the reality, this is an all-time low in medical and news journalism. Flush it!

7/26/2020