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Study Finds Sedation Method Doesn't Affect Adenoma Detection Rate

No significant difference between moderate or deep sedation in colonoscopy detection rates.

Posted 07/16/19 | 4 comments

Negligence Suit: Reckless Intraoperative Neuromonitoring During Spinal Surgery Led to Deadly Catastrophic Hypoxic Brain Injury

$4.2M settlement reached in suit that alleged physiatrist behind wheel and on phone instead of neuromonitoring patient's brain function from office laptop.

Posted 07/11/19 | 1 comment

Class Action: 600 Ex-employees Sue Laser Spine Institute for 2 Months of Pay and Benefits

The chain of surgery centers closed without warning - now some stunned workers are seeking restitution.

Posted 07/10/19 | 1 comment

Senator Creates Firestorm With Nurses Playing Cards Comment

Lawmaker has received thousands of angry calls and comments - and 667 packages of playing cards in the mail.

Posted 04/24/19 | 2 comments

Suspect Logged Into Electronic Prescription Program as Ophthalmologist to Fraudulently Issue Opioid Scripts

In a little more than a year, woman illegally wrote 73 prescriptions and obtained more than 5K pills.

Posted 04/24/19 | Post a comment

Marijuana Users May Need Higher Doses of Sedatives Before Endoscopy

Study participants needed significantly more fentanyl, midazolam and propofol than non-users.

Posted 04/23/19 | Post a comment

Brainlab Recalls Spine & Trauma 3D Navigation 1.0 Software Due to Display Inaccuracies

The class 1 recall applies to 60 U.S. systems.

Posted 04/18/19 | Post a comment

FDA Orders Withdrawal Of Transvaginal Surgical Mesh From Market

FDA orders Boston Scientific and Coloplast to stop selling and distributing surgical mesh.

Posted 04/16/19 | Post a comment

Lawsuit: When PACU Lights Dimmed, Doc Asked Wife to Hold Penlight on Her Husband's Leaking JP Drain

Woman claims the sight of the oozing incision caused her to faint and fall, fracturing her distal fibula and tearing a ligament.

Posted 08/16/18 | 3 comments

R.I. Smoke Evacuation Legislation Becomes Law

Surgical nurses in Rhode Island can look forward to smoke-free ORs.

Posted 06/07/18 | 4 comments

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