Industry experts weigh in on the best, and often most simple ways to avoid the tragic results of a wrong-site surgery.
A randomized trial suggests that the use of sedatives did not improve patient experiences the day after surgery, and could be associated with the need for a breathing tube to be left in for longer periods of time, as well as slower rates of cognitive recovery.
A new approach means more than three-fourths of infants with skull flattening related to sleep position can achieve a normal head shape without the need for helmet therapy.
The Dallas hospital that treated the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola lied to Congress when it said its staff was trained to handle the deadly virus, a nurse who contracted the disease contends in a lawsuit filed Monday.
An aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground "body sculpting" has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer's death.
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Despite saving thousands of lives yearly, nearly half of organ transplant surgeons report a low sense of personal accomplishment and 40 percent feel emotionally exhausted, according to a national study on transplant surgeon burnout.
A new non-profit council has recently formed with a mission to finally rid the world’s operating environments of surgical smoke plume once and for all.
Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brain. Now some scientists want to find out whether those same drugs may pose subtle risks for human babies and toddlers.
A patient has sued the maker of a medical scope linked to the outbreak of a superbug at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Surgical team discovers that a shortened test to assess frailty can help determine which surgical patients are most at risk for complications.
Primum non nocere. In a time plagued by rising healthcare costs and shrinking accountability for personal health standards, it shouldn’t just be for surgeons anymore.
Postoperative mortality rates were low among patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who are receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), and those mortality rates were influenced as much by age and poor nutritional status as CD4 cell counts, according to a report published online by JAMA Surgery.
With regard to alarm fatigue, middleware helps to ensure the most important alerts get the necessary attention. However, it is a solution that needs to be implemented across an entire hospital landscape to be successful.
Congress should launch an investigation into what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is doing to prevent additional superbug infections after a deadly outbreak at a Los Angeles hospital linked to tainted medical scopes, a lawmaker said Monday.
The share of Americans without health insurance dropped to its lowest level in seven years in 2014 as President Barack Obama's overhaul took full effect, according to an extensive survey released Tuesday.
Additional study needed to affirm consistency of findings to latest surgeon training practices, other factors, say researchers.
An 18-year-old student is struggling to survive after he was infected by a superbug outbreak tied to contaminated medical instruments at a Los Angeles hospital, his attorney said.
Contaminated medical instruments are to blame for infecting seven patients, including two who died, with a potentially deadly superbug at a Los Angeles hospital, officials said. A total of 179 patients have been exposed to the antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
The number of U.S. measles cases this year has risen to 141, with most of the new illnesses tied to outbreaks at Disneyland in California and an Illinois day care center.
Personal or philosophical opposition to vaccines would not be an authorized exemption for the parents of school-age children under a measure that received a public hearing before a Washington state house committee, drawing at least two dozen opponents to the proposed change.
Models produced by 3D printers are proving to be valuable diagnostic and surgical tools. 3D imaging software is able to produce a physical representation of surgical sites, enabling surgeons to approach the surgery from several different perspectives.
Caylyn Otto bought a bracelet for her unborn son, but not for his baptism. "I pictured it being on an urn or being buried with him," Otto said. "I never thought he'd get to wear it."
Stroke experts are reporting a major advance: Stents similar to the ones used to open clogged heart arteries also can be used to clear a blood clot in the brain, greatly lowering the risk a patient will end up disabled.
The biopsy of the first lymph node to which a cancer spreads has lead to more accurate diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Now a team of researchers has been able to identify the sentinel node in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma using a novel tracer. It's a challenging task because there are up to 150 different lymph nodes in the neck.