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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422621/historic-leadership-one-courageous-school-nurse-s-heroic-journey-part-3
#1
Ellen F Johnsen, Katherine J Pohlman
School nursing practice establishes itself in the midst of both education and nursing philosophies, ethics, standards, laws, and regulations. Treading these two worlds is difficult at times and requires that a school nurse possess a strong foundational knowledge base, seek professional collaboration, and navigate conflicting professional demands in order to promote student and public safety. This article is Part 3 of a four-part series that recounts the inspiring story of a school nurse, Ellen Johnsen, who did just that back in the 1980s in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma...
May 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390810/dizziness-malpractice-and-the-otolaryngologist
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Anthony M Tolisano, Sungjin A Song, Douglas S Ruhl, Philip D Littlefield
PURPOSE: To assess malpractice claims related to the management of dizziness in otolaryngology in order to improve care and minimize the risk of litigation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective review of the LexisNexis "Jury Verdicts and Settlements" database. All lawsuits and out of court adjudications related to the management of dizziness by otolaryngologists were collected. Data including patient demographics, plaintiff allegation, procedure performed, and indemnities were analyzed...
March 31, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387559/legal-aspects-of-concussion-the-ever-evolving-standard-of-care
#3
Steven Pachman, Adria Lamba
Today, when an athlete is catastrophically injured while playing a sport, litigation often follows. The likelihood of litigation is even greater in the event of a head injury, especially when the athlete can allege that a prior concussion somehow contributed to the current injury. Whether the potential defendants in these lawsuits, such as schools, coaches, athletic trainers, and other health care professionals, actually face legal liability depends on whether they are deemed to have conformed to the standard of care...
March 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377022/use-of-a-mock-deposition-program-to-improve-resident-understanding-of-the-importance-of-documentation
#4
Mina Guerges, Eliza Slama, Yacoub Zayadin, Alicia Kieninger
INTRODUCTION: It has been estimated that the probability of a physician being involved in a medical litigation by 65 years of age ranges from 76 to 98% depending on specialty. We hypothesized that a mock deposition held by a medico-legal expert attorney could effectively increase awareness of the importance of accurate and complete medical documentation. METHODS: Pre and post-lecture and mock deposition surveys were analyzed and the contents evaluated. Residents and attendings from the surgical, medical and OB-GYN departments participated...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372351/frequency-expected-effects-obstacles-and-facilitators-of-disclosure-of-patient-safety-incidents-a-systematic-review
#5
REVIEW
Minsu Ock, So Yun Lim, Min-Woo Jo, Sang-Il Lee
OBJECTIVES: We performed a systematic review to assess and aggregate the available evidence on the frequency, expected effects, obstacles, and facilitators of disclosure of patient safety incidents (DPSI). METHODS: We used the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines for this systematic review and searched PubMed, Scopus, and the Cochrane Library for English articles published between 1990 and 2014. Two authors independently conducted the title screening and abstract review...
March 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Yebang Ŭihakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344954/no-fault-compensation-in-perinatal-medicine-in-japan-from-results-for-8-years
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REVIEW
Mitsutoshi Iwashita
No fault compensation in perinatal medicine has been established to provide aid to patients in the event of disability due to a medical accident during delivery and to strive to resolve disputes quickly that contributes to reduce medical malpractice suit in the field of perinatal medicine. Furthermore, this system is aimed to establish a mechanism that achieves higher quality of obstetric care by analyzing the causes of accidents. This system is operated by Japan Council for Quality Health Care and 99.9% of childbirth facilities in Japan registered with this compensation system...
March 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328123/lawsuit-raises-questions-about-variant-interpretation-and-communication-ambiguity-of-lab-and-clinician-roles-could-be-at-issue-if-case-proceeds
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325745/aid-in-dying-laws-and-the-physician-s-duty-to-inform
#8
Mara Buchbinder
On 19 July 2016, three medical organisations filed a federal lawsuit against representatives from several Vermont agencies over the Patient Choice and Control at End of Life Act. The law is similar to aid-in-dying (AID) laws in four other US states, but the lawsuit hinges on a distinctive aspect of Vermont's law pertaining to patients' rights to information. The lawsuit raises questions about whether, and under what circumstances, there is an ethical obligation to inform terminally ill patients about AID as an end-of-life option...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301947/multicenter-study-on-the-safety-of-bariatric-endoscopy
#9
Eduardo Espinet Coll, Javier Nebreda Durán, Gontrand López-Nava Breviere, Julio Ducóns García, Manuel Rodríguez-Téllez, Javier Crespo García, Carlos Marra-López Valenciano
INTRODUCTION: Bariatric endoscopy includes a series of specific techniques focused on the management of obese patients. As a quality criterion, safety as expressed by a minimal incidence of serious complications is required in addition to efficacy. METHODS: A descriptive, retrospective, multicenter review of the experience recorded at seven hospitals included in the Grupo Español de Endoscopia Bariátrica (GETTEMO) in order to document the incidence, cause, and resolution (including legal consequences) of serious complications reported for each bariatric technique, and according to endoscopist expertise...
March 17, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267353/medicolegal-malpractice-and-ethical-issues-in-radiologyi-m-being-pressured-to-testify-in-a-malpractice-lawsuit-can-i-refuse
#10
Leonard Berlin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254503/medicolegal-review-essure-lawsuits-and-legal-strategies-adverse-to-gynecologists
#11
REVIEW
Amber M Klimczak, Russell R Snyder, Mostafa A Borahay, John Y Phelps
The minimally invasive Essure procedure for hysteroscopic sterilization is an ongoing target for litigation. Although efficacious, this device has been scrutinized by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) owing to alleged complications. Patients affected by these potential complications are filing lawsuits against Bayer, the manufacturer of Essure. Many of these lawsuits have been barred by preemption, a legal doctrine that limits what can be required of a product by state lawsuits once the FDA approves it; however, in the lawsuits that have been allowed to proceed, the manufacturer has used a legal strategy termed the "learned intermediary doctrine" in an effort to shift blame to the gynecologist to absolve itself of liability...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251323/bilateral-position-related-ulnar-neuropathy-at-elbow-in-pediatric-population-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
REVIEW
Mariana Balikova, Marta Neklanova, Igor Sulla, Martin Hönig, Jan Halek, Vladimir Mihal, Vladimir Balik
Perioperative ulnar neuropathies attributed to inappropriate arm positioning and padding during surgical procedures are commonly found in adults. However, their extremely rare incidence in the pediatric population may cause absent awareness of the risk of nerve injury in anesthetized pediatric patients. Furthermore, young patients respond to conservative treatment of neuropathy less favorably than adults and their response also depends on the pathomechanism of the ulnar nerve injury. A surgeon's or anesthetist's failure to recognize all of these specifics in children may result in substantial morbidity of young patients leading to lawsuits...
March 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241932/automated-discovery-of-safety-and-efficacy-concerns-for-joint-muscle-pain-relief-treatments-from-online-reviews
#13
David Z Adams, Richard Gruss, Alan S Abrahams
OBJECTIVES: Product issues can cost companies millions in lawsuits and have devastating effects on a firm's sales, image and goodwill, especially in the era of social media. The ability for a system to detect the presence of safety and efficacy (S&E) concerns early on could not only protect consumers from injuries due to safety hazards, but could also mitigate financial damage to the manufacturer. Prior studies in the field of automated defect discovery have found industry-specific techniques appropriate to the automotive, consumer electronics, home appliance, and toy industries, but have not investigated pain relief medicines and medical devices...
April 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199477/use-of-unsolicited-patient-observations-to-identify-surgeons-with-increased-risk-for-postoperative-complications
#14
William O Cooper, Oscar Guillamondegui, O Joe Hines, C Scott Hultman, Rachel R Kelz, Perry Shen, David A Spain, John F Sweeney, Ilene N Moore, Joseph Hopkins, Ira R Horowitz, Russell M Howerton, J Wayne Meredith, Nathan O Spell, Patricia Sullivan, Henry J Domenico, James W Pichert, Thomas F Catron, Lynn E Webb, Roger R Dmochowski, Jan Karrass, Gerald B Hickson
Importance: Unsolicited patient observations are associated with risk of medical malpractice claims. Because lawsuits may be triggered by an unexpected adverse outcome superimposed on a strained patient-physician relationship, a question remains as to whether behaviors that generate patient dissatisfaction might also contribute to the genesis of adverse outcomes themselves. Objective: To examine whether patients of surgeons with a history of higher numbers of unsolicited patient observations are at greater risk for postoperative complications than patients whose surgeons generate fewer such unsolicited patient observations...
February 15, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196463/factors-associated-with-outpatient-visit-attendance-after-discharge-from-inpatient-psychiatric-units-in-a-new-york-city-hospital
#15
Jennifer L Humensky, Omar Fattal, Rachel Feit, Sarah D Mills, Roberto Lewis-Fernández
OBJECTIVE: A class action lawsuit in New York (Koskinas v. Cuomo) established the right of psychiatric inpatients to receive discharge planning, including arranging outpatient treatment. The attendance rate of the initial outpatient appointment after discharge from inpatient treatment in one city hospital was examined to determine whether rates varied by inpatient unit type. METHODS: The authors performed retrospective chart review of 1,884 discharges to outpatient care...
February 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191515/medicolegal-implications-of-radial-and-femoral-access-for-coronary-angiography-and-intervention-in-2016-focus-on-retroperitoneal-hemorrhage
#16
Konstantinos V Voudris, Mladen I Vidovich
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Retroperitoneal hemorrhage is a rare but serious complication of transfemoral approach (TFA) and TFA percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Radial approach for coronary angiography and intervention (transradial approach, TRA) is associated with lower access site complications and reduced blood transfusion rates. Retroperitoneal bleeding has not been described with TRA. This study sought to evaluate the relationship between femoral access for coronary angiography (TFA) and PCI-induced retroperitoneal hemorrhage and the resulting medical litigation in the United States...
April 1, 2016: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130940/false-positive-cytopathology-results-for-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-trap-for-thyroid-surgeons
#17
K-I Yi, S Ahn, D Y Park, J-C Lee, B-J Lee, S-G Wang, W Cha
OBJECTIVES: Current preoperative diagnosis of thyroid nodules remains imperfect despite recent advances in cytopathology and molecular diagnostics. False positivity in preoperative fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) may lead to overtreatment of patients, including total thyroidectomy, and sometimes to lawsuits for misdiagnosis and malpractice. In this study, we analysed clinical characteristics and pathologic findings in patients with false positivity for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) in FNAC...
January 28, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121555/patent-litigation-could-make-2017-no-dancing-matter
#18
Thomas Reinke
No matter how you slice it, 2016 was a banner year for biosimilars. Still, the high-stakes marketing, regulatory, and legal combat between originators and biosimilars is a long way from over. So far, the originators have been able to hold their ground and thwart the launch of biosimilars with patent lawsuits.
December 2016: Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102280/india-s-first-gm-food-crop-held-up-by-lawsuit
#19
Sanjay Kumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 18, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078616/physician-power-to-declare-death-by-neurologic-criteria-threatened
#20
Ariane Lewis, Thaddeus Mason Pope
BACKGROUND: Three recent lawsuits that address declaration of brain death (BD) garnered significant media attention and threaten to limit physician power to declare BD. METHODS: We discuss these cases and their consequences including: the right to refuse an apnea test, accepted medical standards for declaration of BD, and the irreversibility of BD. RESULTS: These cases warrant discussion because they threaten to: limit physicians' power to determine death; incite families to seek injunctions to continue organ support after BD; and force hospitals to dispense valuable resources to dead patients in lieu of patients with reparable illnesses or injuries...
January 11, 2017: Neurocritical Care
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