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October 2014

Robots and Gynecology Not a Good Mix?

For benign gynecologic procedures, robots may do more harm than good.

Published: October 22, 2014

California Hospitals, Docs Accused of Lucrative Spine Surgery Scam

They're accused of using cheap knock-off implants, raking in millions.

Published: October 21, 2014

Man Sues After Waking From Colonoscopy Wearing Pink Panties

The patient worked for the surgery center as an orderly at the time.

Published: October 20, 2014

SSIs Scrub California Hospital's Elective Surgery Schedule

Joint Commission reviewing accreditation after outbreak.

Published: October 17, 2014

"Predictable Complication" Caused Joan Rivers' Death

NYC medical examiner's report cites respiratory arrest, brain damage.

Published: October 17, 2014

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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

» Read all news items from August 2014

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