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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334751/pursuing-excellence-in-ercp
#1
Jesús García-Cano, Francisco Domper
The term "ERCP cannulation" returns 1,563 items in Pubmed. In 1980 there were 7 papers, and 92 were included in 2015. Any gastroenterologist knows ERCP is often a complex procedure, at times with uncertain results, that unfortunately leads every so often to lawsuits. Most issues derive from attempts at biliary cannulation, despite the improved instruments available since the days of the first sphincterotomy back in 1974. The initial priority goal of ERCP learning is a satisfactory rate of choledochal cannulation...
January 16, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302166/the-impact-of-legal-advocacy-strategies-to-advance-roma-health-the-case-of-macedonia
#2
Alphia Abdikeeva, Alina Covaci
Across Europe, Roma face exclusion and obstacles in access to health services, resulting in poorer health. While there are legal and policy frameworks for Roma inclusion, implementation often lags behind. Increasing the grassroots capacity of Roma to advocate for accountability in health care and against systemic impediments has been a central focus of Open Society Foundations (OSF) support. This analysis discusses the impact of an OSF-supported legal advocacy project on Roma health rights in Macedonia. The paper uses qualitative indicators to measure the capacity of nongovernmental organizations, accountability for violations, changes in law and practice, and impact on communities...
December 2017: Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288789/see-do-teach-a-review-of-contemporary-literature-and-call-to-action-for-communication-skills-teaching-in-urology
#3
Kathleen Kieran, Norman M Jensen, Marcy Rosenbaum
OBJECTIVE: To assess the current state of published literature on communication skill teaching in urology in order to inform future directions for research and teaching. Excellent patient-physician communication skills increase understanding of medical conditions, facilitate shared decision making regarding treatment planning, improve clinical outcomes, and decrease lawsuits. Surgical and procedure-based subspecialties, including urology, have generally been slow to incorporate formal communication skill teaching into curricula for postgraduate trainees...
December 27, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284233/legal-grounds-for-extending-the-scope-or-type-of-procedure
#4
Justyna Zajdel, Adam Dziki, Anna Krakowiak, Radosław Zajdel
INTRODUCTION: The development of patient rights and increasing number of lawsuits based on medical malpractice make medical doctors constantly improve knowledge regarding the acceptability of changing the scope of operation. This is particularly important when patients have expressed their refusal to changing the scope and type of procedure (ESTP) or no informed consent (IC) has been obtained from the patient prior to the procedure. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The method of study comprised content analysis of existing legislation...
December 23, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282233/ethanol-forensic-toxicology
#5
Paul J Perry, Shadi Doroudgar, Priscilla Van Dyke
Ethanol abuse can lead to negative consequences that oftentimes result in criminal charges and civil lawsuits. When an individual is suspected of driving under the influence, law enforcement agents can determine the extent of intoxication by measuring the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and performing a standardized field sobriety test. The BAC is dependent on rates of absorption, distribution, and elimination, which are influenced mostly by the dose of ethanol ingested and rate of consumption. Other factors contributing to BAC are gender, body mass and composition, food effects, type of alcohol, and chronic alcohol exposure...
December 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258408/healthcare-access-for-deaf-patients-the-legal-and-ethical-perspectives
#6
Audrey Laur
Deaf patients are too often overlooked in our society despite requiring in-depth attention to their specific communication needs. If they are not able to communicate with healthcare professionals, they may be unable to access and receive appropriate care. Yet, medical providers who fail to address patients' linguistic difficulties breach their ethical and professional duties, and face potential malpractice lawsuits. This article aims to highlight the unequal access of medical care by deaf patients and the impact of language barriers...
January 1, 2017: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236272/medical-malpractice-and-transoral-robotic-surgery-evaluation-and-some-preemptive-thoughts
#7
Daniel D Lydiatt, Ryan Sewell
Medical malpractice is costly and disruptive, and it is important to prevent. We conducted a study with the objective to look at medical malpractice in robotic surgery overall, to evaluate reasons for litigation, and to comment on possible strategies to avoid litigation with transoral robotic surgery. We used the Westlaw computerized database to identify all state and federal verdict summaries in medical malpractice cases. We found 17 cases alleging malpractice that involved the use of robotic surgery. In all, the plaintiffs in 6 cases (35%) contended that an open rather than a robotic approach should have been used, 5 (29%) alleged negligent credentialing, 4 (24%) alleged training deficiencies, 2 (12%) alleged manufacturing problems, and 1 (6%) charged that robotic surgery should have been performed instead of open surgery (1 case involved two of these allegations)...
December 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236230/gene-patents-in-canada-is-there-a-new-legal-landscape
#8
Katherine L Bonter, Carmela De Luca, Christi J Guerrini
In 2016, the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) announced the settlement of its patent lawsuit against US-based Transgenomic, Inc. At issue in the case was CHEO's ability to test for gene mutations associated with long QT syndrome (LQTS) that are described in Transgenomic's patents. CHEO challenged the patents as invalid, and Transgenomic ultimately agreed to license them on a royalty-free basis to CHEO and other healthcare institutions for LQTS testing and research. While widely celebrated in the media, the ethical rhetoric surrounding the settlement has at times obscured the practical and legal context in which it was made and will operate...
December 13, 2017: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233069/where-next-for-opioids-and-the-law-despair-harm-reduction-lawsuits-and-regulatory-reform
#9
Scott Burris
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226309/medical-malpractice-liability-exposure-and-ob-gyn-physician-delivery-decisions
#10
Christine Piette Durrance, Scott Hankins
OBJECTIVE: This study examines the effect of physician medical malpractice liability exposure on primary Cesarean and vaginal births after Cesarean (VBACs). DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: Secondary data on hospital births from Florida Hospital Inpatient File, physician characteristics from American Medical Association Physician Masterfile, and physician malpractice claim history from Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. STUDY DESIGN: Our study estimates the effects of physician malpractice liability exposure on Cesareans and VBACs using panel data and a multivariate, fixed effects model...
December 10, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214284/characteristics-of-medical-liability-claims-against-dermatologists-from-1991-through-2015
#11
Heather Kornmehl, Sanminder Singh, Brandon L Adler, Alexander E Wolf, Dean A Bochner, April W Armstrong
Importance: Recognizing malpractice trends in the field of dermatology is important for establishing safeguards for patient care and minimizing liability. However, there is a lack of published data on malpractice claims against dermatologists. Objective: To determine characteristics of medical professional liability claims in the field of dermatology and to compare these claims with those against all physicians. Design, Setting, and Participants: We examined malpractice liability data collected on dermatologists and other physicians insured by companies that report data to the Physician Insurers Association of America Data Sharing Project (PIAA-DSP), a nationally representative liability claims registry...
December 6, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201926/factors-associated-with-physician-loss-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-malpractice-lawsuits
#12
Steven L Bokshan, Roy Ruttiman, Adam E M Eltorai, J Mason DePasse, Alan H Daniels, Brett D Owens
Background: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is among the most common orthopaedic procedures, with its incidence doubling over the past decade. To date, no studies have analyzed litigation after ACL reconstruction. Purpose: To characterize the causes of malpractice litigation after ACL reconstruction. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Methods: A retrospective review of malpractice lawsuits after ACL reconstruction was performed using VerdictSearch, a large legal claims database encompassing nearly 180,000 legal cases, from February 1988 to May 2015...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192303/association-between-ophthalmologist-age-and-unsolicited-patient-complaints
#13
Cherie A Fathy, James W Pichert, Henry Domenico, Sahar Kohanim, Paul Sternberg, William O Cooper
Importance: Understanding the distribution of patient complaints by physician age may provide insight into common patient concerns characteristic of early, middle, and late stages of careers in ophthalmology. Most previous studies of patient dissatisfaction have not addressed the association with physician age or controlled for other characteristics (eg, practice setting, subspecialty) that may contribute to the likelihood of patient complaints, unsafe care, and lawsuits. Objective: To assess the association between ophthalmologist age and the likelihood of generating unsolicited patient complaints (UPCs) among a cohort of ophthalmologists...
November 30, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131736/interpretive-phenomenological-analysis-of-a-lawsuit-contending-that-school-based-yoga-is-religion-a-study-of-school-personnel
#14
Catherine Cook-Cottone, Erga Lemish, Wendy Guyker
This study focused on the perspectives of school personnel affiliated with the Encinitas Union School District in California following a lawsuit arguing that their yoga-based program included religion and therefore was unsuitable for implementation in public schools and was unconstitutional. Participants (N = 32) were interviewed using a semistructured interview, and data were analyzed according to Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Five super-ordinate themes (including sub-themes) were identified in an iterative process, including: participants' perspectives on the roots of yoga and the type of yoga taught in their district; the process of introducing a yoga-in-the-schools program in light of this contention (including challenges and obstacles, and how these were met); perspectives on the lawsuit and how the process unfolded; effects of the lawsuit on school climate and beyond; and perspectives on yoga as, and as not, religious...
November 2017: International Journal of Yoga Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122395/the-clinical-and-medicolegal-implications-of-radiology-results-communication
#15
Barun Aryal, Derek A Khorsand, Theodore J Dubinsky
Multiple guidelines and legal precedents have established the radiologist's duty to inform clinicians directly of critical findings, or findings that will greatly impact patient health in a timely manner [1]. While the number one cause for radiology malpractice cases is misdiagnosis, the literature shows a growing portion of lawsuits surrounding breakdowns in communication between radiologists and ordering providers [2,3]. As such, a review of guidelines related to the communication of imaging results is warranted...
October 12, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119201/-implants-for-genital-prolapse-contra-mesh-surgery
#16
REVIEW
C Hampel
Alloplastic transvaginal meshes have become very popular in the surgery of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) as did alloplastic suburethral slings in female stress incontinence surgery, but without adequate supporting data. The simplicity of the mesh procedure facilitates its propagation with acceptance of higher revision and complication rates. Since attending physicians do more and more prolapse surgeries without practicing or teaching alternative techniques, expertise in these alternatives, which might be very useful in cases of recurrence, persistence or complications, is permanently lost...
November 8, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115070/legislative-issues-in-disclosing-financial-conflicts-of-interest-to-participants-in-biomedical-research-effectiveness-and-methodology
#17
REVIEW
Jae Sun Kim
This research focuses on the analysis regarding disclosure of financial conflicts of interest (FCOI) after Gelsinger v. University of Pennsylvania (Penn). The main legal issue was that the participants did not have enough opportunity to make an autonomous decision about participating in the research because he was not informed about the researchers' and the institution's substantial FCOI. The disclosure system was adopted by the Code of Federal Regulations. Under the regulation, researchers and institutions need to report FCOI over $5,000 to the institution, and the internal review boards have to report to the federal authority if needed...
December 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079913/radiation-protection-factors-influencing-compliance-to-referral-guidelines-in-minor-chest-trauma
#18
Denis Tack, Fabian Louagé, Alain Van Muylem, Nigel Howarth, Pierre Alain Gevenois
OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that referral guidelines are not sufficiently known by prescribers and that medico-legal concerns could influence the prescription of radiographs in minor chest trauma. METHODS: We submitted a questionnaire including a typical clinical history and questions on reasons for prescribing radiographs of the ribs in minor chest trauma to 112 prescriptors (33 residents, 18 surgeons, 7 internists, 24 general practitioners and 30 ER physicians)...
October 27, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069212/analysis-of-the-tobacco-industry-s-interference-in-the-enforcement-of-health-warnings-on-tobacco-products-in-brazil
#19
Cristina de Abreu Perez, Vera Luiza da Costa E Silva, Stella Aguinaga Bialous
This article aims to analyze the relationship between the Brazilian government's adoption of a regulatory measure with a strong impact on the population and the opposition by invested interest groups. The methodology involves the analysis of official documents on the enforcement of health warnings on tobacco products sold in Brazil. In parallel, a search was conducted for publicly available tobacco industry documents resulting from lawsuits, with the aim of identifying the industry's reactions to this process...
October 19, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062461/an-analysis-of-malpractice-litigation-and-expert-witnesses-in-plastic-surgery
#20
Paul J Therattil, Stella Chung, Aditya Sood, Mark S Granick, Edward S Lee
Objective: Expert witness testimony is crucial for juror decision making. The goals of this study were to examine the trends in malpractice litigation in plastic surgery and to examine the characteristics of expert witnesses in litigation. Methods: The Westlaw legal database was queried for jury verdict and settlement reports related to plastic surgery cases from 2009 to 2015. Cases were examined for expert witness testimony, procedure performed, alleged injury, cause of action, verdict, and indemnity payments...
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