Diagnosis Mishaps Top Pediatric Malpractice Claims

by Christopher Cheney, HealthLeaders Media April 21, 2019 New study shines light on medical errors and malpractice cases involving kids. The types of malpractice claims involving children change over time, with infants under age 1 experiencing the highest severity injuries, a recent study found. Click here to ream more...

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‘Be Nice’ and Document to Prevent Malpractice Suits

A jury ruled in favor of the patient in a malpractice lawsuit in Georgia, in part because the nursing staff updated the patient's care record late, Kelli Rosenthal, RN, CRNI, VA-BC, a longtime nurse and expert witness reported. Click here to read more...

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Glycemic control, disease duration predict fracture risk in type 1 diabetes

“While risk factors for fractures in [type 2 diabetes] have been characterized, risk factors for fractures in [type 1 diabetes] have not yet been fully elucidated,” Nicola Napoli, MD, PhD, of the division of endocrinology and diabetes at the University Campus Bio-Medico di Roma in Rome, and colleagues wrote in the study background. Click here [...]

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Prevalence Among Adults Who Have Never Smoked, by Industry and Occupation — United States, 2013–2017

Among an estimated 106 million workers who had never smoked, 2.2% (2.4 million) have COPD. Click here to read more.

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Increased arterial stiffness raises stroke risk in type 2 diabetes

Adults with type 2 diabetes who also have stiffer arteries are more likely to experience stroke and vascular mortality than those without such arterial stiffness, according to findings presented in Diabetic Medicine. Click here to read more...

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Nearly half of US adults have cardiovascular disease, study says

(CNN)  Nearly half of all adults in the United States have some type of cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association, defining the condition as coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke or high blood pressure. Click here to read more

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Strangulation Victims: A Forensic Approach

In a recent study, external physical signs were absent during the initial examination of women in nearly 50% of nonfatal strangulation cases. Click here to read more...

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Early Physical Therapy May Reduce Opioid Use for Musculoskeletal Pain

Musculoskeletal pain is estimated to affect nearly half of adults in the United States. Since pharmacologic treatments for chronic musculoskeletal pain can often include opioids, many of these patients may have an increased risk of future persistent opioid use. Click her to read more.

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Tobacco Linked With Greater Likelihood of Opioid/Sedative Prescription

Tobacco users are more likely to receive opioid analgesics with muscle relaxants or benzodiazepines than those who do not use tobacco, according to a recent study. Click here to read more...

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Prospective memory lapses cause missed medication in adults with Diabetes.

Nearly one-quarter of adults with diabetes forget to take medication at least once every 2 weeks, and prospective memory slips are one of the primary causes, according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine. Click here to read more

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