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Surgical-robot costs put small hospitals in a bind
By Jaimy Lee | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
While overall sales of the da Vinci Surgical System are on the decline, a number of small and rural hospitals are considering acquiring the pricey machine, believing it will help them attract and retain surgeons and appeal to patients.
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Diabetes complications have plunged since 1990: CDC
By Sabriya Rice | April 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Substantial declines have occurred during the past 20 years in the rates of five major diabetes-related complications, with the biggest drops seen in cardiovascular events, the CDC says in a new report.
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Most laboratory errors happen outside the lab, ECRI report finds
By Sabriya Rice | April 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Laboratory errors don't necessarily originate in the lab itself, contrary to what many hospitals might think, according to a new ECRI Institute patient-safety report studying the impact of lab-testing errors in the clinical setting.
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Information
FDA warns of risks with fibroid removal procedure
By Associated Press | April 17, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a device-assisted procedure for treating fibroids could inadvertently spread cancer from the uterus to other parts of the body.
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Misdiagnosis could affect 12M U.S. adults annually, study finds
By Sabriya Rice | April 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
An estimated 1 in 20 U.S. adults could be misdiagnosed during outpatient visits, and about half of those errors could prove to be harmful for the patient, finds a new study in the journal BMJ.
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Vital Signs
Play examines tragic surgery from patient, doctor perspectives
By Andis Robeznieks | April 16, 2014
“Lady from Limerick,” a play revolving around a tragic surgery and being performed in a 60-seat New York theater, is attracting an audience that includes doctors, lawyers, insurance company representatives and patient advocates.
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Doctors, medical staff on drugs put patients at risk
By USA Today | April 16, 2014
Anita Bertrand doesn't remember much about the first time she stole narcotics she was supposed to administer to surgical patients. She doesn't remember exactly when she installed the intravenous port in her ankle so she could inject the drugs more efficiently. And she doesn't remember how many...
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Vital Signs
Review continues for troubled Johns Hopkins’ black lung program
By Sabriya Rice | April 15, 2014
A review of Johns Hopkins University's black lung program is ongoing, the university said Tuesday, adding that it has no new information about the program, which was suspended last year after an investigative report by Chris Hamby of the Center for Public Integrity.
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Vital Signs
Nurse experience linked to shorter hospital patient stays
By Sabriya Rice | April 14, 2014
The more experience a nurse has and the longer his or her tenure in a hospital unit, the shorter the length of stay for the patients they care for, finds a new study looking at the effect of nursing team structure on the quality of care a patient receives.
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Vital Signs
C-section 'epidemic' among hot issues at OB-GYN conference
By Sabriya Rice | April 14, 2014
The “cesarean epidemic” will be one of the featured issues at the 62nd annual American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists meeting in Chicago from April 26 to April 30. The conference will also include sessions on the “moral imperative of contraception use” and U.S.
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