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September 2014

Daytime is Best for Lap Choles

Overnight, they're more likely to convert to open cases.

Published: September 30, 2014

Can We Predict the Quality of Recovery?

Researchers explore the cellular basis for post-surgical healing.

Published: September 26, 2014

Patient Sues, But Facility, Physicians Not Liable for Tooth Loss

Patient had poor dental health and clenched on bite block after procedure.

Published: September 25, 2014

No One Noticed and No Alarms Sounded When Tourniquet Deflated

Lawsuit: Bolus dose of lidocaine caused patient to code on OR table.

Published: September 25, 2014

Medical Assistant Sues Anesthesia Group for Firing Her for Being Muslim

Employer denies allegations, cites failure to report missing Demerol as reason for firing.

Published: September 24, 2014

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August 2014

Wrongly Connected Tubing a Major Concern, Says Joint Commission

Sentinel Event Alert cites 117 cases, 21 deaths.

Published: August 27, 2014

Change Coming to GI Centers' Payment Models

AGA President: Now's the time to get a jump on bundled colonoscopy payments.

Published: August 26, 2014

Black Box Recorder On Its Way

New surgical tracking device detects errors, provides feedback.

Published: August 25, 2014

Drug Mix-Up Blinds Patient, Spurs Malpractice Verdict

Cataract patient given methylene blue instead of VisionBlue.

Published: August 22, 2014

Doctor Fined $2,500 for Trigger Release Gaffe

Hand specialist operates on the incorrect finger.

Published: August 14, 2014

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July 2014

Canadian Hospital Sued Over Improperly Cleaned Retractor

147 bariatric patients may have been exposed to bioburden on retractor.

Published: July 31, 2014

Sedate By Day, Pimp By Night

Seattle-area anesthesiologist reportedly caught with cash and hookers at residential brothels.

Published: July 29, 2014

W.Va. Pain Physician Benched For Unsafe Practices

Dr. Chalifoux reused syringes, didn't wear mask

Published: July 28, 2014

Suit Claims Hospital Altered Consent Form in Disfigured Penis Case

Anesthesiologist says surgeon switch left her husband disfigured.

Published: July 28, 2014

Shooter Opens Fire at Philadelphia-Area Hospital

Update: 1 dead, 2 injured in violent attack.

Published: July 24, 2014

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