Three hospital malpractice lawsuits have been filed recently against facilities that allegedly failed to treat patients in a timely manner, contributing to the deaths of one adult woman and two newborns. Two of the lawsuits were filed against University Medical Center (UMC) in Las Vegas by women who claim that the hospital failed to treat them while they were in labor, resulting in the deaths of their newborn children.
Tennessee doctors continue to fend off the vast majority of malpractice suits filed, but the five-year trend is unmistakable, and the price of success seems to grow higher every year. Physicians and their insurance companies traditionally close up to 85 percent of malpractice cases without paying a penny to plaintiffs, but in the latest year of data available, 2007, the cost of those wins was up 17.
Stanford Hospital ’s pneumatic tube system is a medical care superhighway January 6, 2010 Stanford Hospital Chief Engineer Leander Robinson at one of the pneumatic tube system's control clusters. (Photo: Business Wire) One of the most important working parts of Stanford Hospital is practically invisible and its invention dates back more than 200 years.
Are you listening to your patients? Are they telling you all that they should be? Why surgeon communication skills are crucial. January 6, 2010 I read a blog yesterday in which the author wrote about her father. Her father has a significant family history related to cancer---his own father and his brother had died from the same form.
Ansell’s new Derma Prene® IsoTouch® Micro surgical glove is a latex-free, micro-thin glove that is safe to use for latex-sensitive (Type I) healthcare professional and patients. According to the company, features include: Ideal use for delicate procedures in ophthalmic, micro and cardiovascular surgery, without the risks associated with natural rubber latex sensitization.
An advanced synthetic material that is breathable and flexible to keep surgeons and nurses dry and comfortable for multiple hours in the OR. Use of ACTIVE MOISTURE MANAGEMENT™ technology to transfer excess moisture from the surface of the skin and transport it to the surface of the fabric where it evaporates quickly, allowing the body to cool naturally and helping to regulate body temperature.
Reuters It may still seem to be in the realm of science fiction, but nearly half of Americans believe cloning organs will be routine by 2020, according to a new poll. People questioned in a Zogby interactive survey said use of stem cells and cloned organs will be commonplace in the next decade.
Scientists in Texas are reporting development of a first-of-its-kind cloth that releases nitric oxide gas — an advance towards making therapeutic socks for people with diabetes and a wrap to help preserve organs harvested for transplantation. The study is covered in Chemistry of Materials , a bi-weekly journal from ACS.
January 6, 2010 The new line of protective gowns from Safety-Med Products incorporates a fully-optional advanced cuffing system. The taXX™ SLEEVE GUARD™ is designed with removable finger tacks that enable personnel to select among four cuff restraint styles.
Alicia Chang, AP The fight against fat is going high-tech. To get an inside look at eating and exercise habits, scientists are developing wearable wireless sensors to monitor overweight and obese people as they go about their daily lives. The experimental devices are designed to keep track of how many minutes they work out, how much food they consume and even whether they are at a fast-food joint when they should be in the park.
About 3 weeks ago, I was in Florida visiting my folks. My father just lost a second brother to colorectal cancer and is in mourning. I kept thinking that I needed to say something to him now that I was there in person. However, during our previous phone conversations, he had already told me that he didn't want me to mention it, that it made him sad.
1. HHUUUUUUUNNNNGGGGHHHH ID : Reproductus cornicopious , the common multip (i.e. multiparous woman, who has delivered a few babies already) HABITAT : Maternity Ward ACTION REQUIRED: RUN AND DON GLOVES. She is about to pop. BACKGROUND : There is a saying on the maternity ward: “Never turn your back on a multip.
Foresight Imaging introduces two new medical imaging products for mobile smart phones. The first is TIMS Mobile™ DICOM, an enabling mobile application that provides physicians and clinicians the ability to quickly view their DICOM studies on their mobile smart phones.
The Medical Board of California has accused a Beverly Hills fertility doctor of a pattern of gross negligence that led to the birth of Nadya Suleman's 14 children. The 13-page accusation paints a picture of 11 years of medical care in which Suleman returned to Kamrava's office again and again to undergo fertility treatments.
Surgical glove perforation increases the risk for surgical site infection (SSI) unless antimicrobial prophylaxis is used, a prospective observational cohort study revealed in the June 2009 issue of the Archives of Surgery . According to a review of the study by Medscape Medical News, the study was performed at University Hospital Basel, where approximately 28,000 surgical procedures are performed each year.