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August 2016

Is Medicare Ready to Reimburse Outpatient Knee Replacement?

Advisory panel recommendation opens the door for ambulatory arthroplasty.
Published: August 23, 2016

$22 Million Suit: 2 Dropped Instruments Left Patient Paralyzed

The tools reportedly landed on the patient's spinal cord during surgery to relive a pinched nerve.
Published: August 23, 2016

Study: UV Lamps Reduce Bacteria on Computer Keyboards by 99%

A new study suggests that UV lamps could help lower the risk of healthcare-associated infections.
Published: August 16, 2016

Report: Anesthesiologist's Blocks Blinded 5 Cataract Patients in One Morning

Patients reportedly screamed as anesthesiologist working his first day at the center inserted the needle.
Published: August 15, 2016

Hospital That Removed Kidney From Wrong Patient Blames Referring Physician

A kidney removal case brought the wrong patient to the OR table.
Published: August 15, 2016

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July 2016

Were Doctors Instructed to Go Light on Sedatives and Pain Meds to Move Patients Along?

Fired anesthesiologist says his patient safety concerns were met with retaliation, according to his lawsuit.
Published: July 29, 2016

Doctors Sue AmSurg for Blocking Their Plans for New ASC

Surgeons who signed non-compete clause after they sold out to corporate partner want to open their own surgical center.
Published: July 28, 2016

Report: Olympus Told U.S. Executives Not to Warn Hospitals About Contaminated Scopes

In internal e-mails, Olympus told U.S. managers not to issue a warning about the superbug outbreak.
Published: July 26, 2016

Ortho Docs Debate Newly Developed Surgery on Newly Discovered Ligament

Is the anterolateral ligament, which runs along the outside of knee, the key to successful ACL repair?
Published: July 26, 2016

Physician Charged With Multiple Felonies in Providing Drugs to Woman He Met on seekingarrangements.com

Sean Fogler, MD, allegedly provided heroin, fentanyl, propofol, Percocet and other drugs to a woman he met through an online dating website.
Published: July 25, 2016

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June 2016

FDA OKs First Implant to Reshape Cornea

The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay improves near vision by changing the shape of the cornea.
Published: June 30, 2016

Anesthesia Group Must Pay Up After Patient Bleeds Out in Recovery

A hernia repair patient suffered from internal bleeding in PACU for more than 2 hours before undergoing emergency surgery.
Published: June 28, 2016

Did Hospital Ignore Contaminated Scopes and Infected Patients?

When nurse pushed for officials to report the outbreak, she claims she was forced out of her job.
Published: June 24, 2016

AmSurg, Envision Healthcare Merge to Form Physician Staffing Giant

What will become of AmSurg's 250 ambulatory surgery centers?
Published: June 22, 2016

Obesity Device Drains a Portion of Stomach Contents After Meals Into the Toilet

The AspireAssist obesity device consists of a tube that connects the inside of the stomach to a port outside of the abdomen.
Published: June 15, 2016

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