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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728073/sudden-perinatal-death-due-to-rupture-of-congenital-cardiac-diverticulum-pathological-findings-and-medico-legal-investigations-in-malpractice-charge
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Matteo Marchesi, Michele Boracchi, Guendalina Gentile, Francesca Maghin, Riccardo Zoja
Congenital diverticula of the left ventricle, very rare malformations, are determined by an abnormal embryonic development of the ventricular wall and can be isolated or associated to other cardiac anomalies. In most of the cases, these pathologies are not symptomatic and in some patients can be associated to ventricular arrhythmia, cardiac rupture with tamponade and sudden death. Authors are presenting the case of a sudden death in an 8-weeks-old newborn due to rupture of a cardiac congenital diverticulum of the left ventricle, discovered only at the moment of the autopsic examination...
July 12, 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725143/pharmacy-malpractice-the-rate-and-prevalence-of-dispensing-high-risk-prescription-only-medications-at-community-pharmacies-in-saudi-arabia
#2
Thamir M Alshammari, Salman A Alhindi, Ahmed M Alrashdi, Imaan Benmerzouga, Mohamad Aljofan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the compliance of community pharmacies with the regulations that prohibit the dispensing of prescription-only medications in the absence of a physician prescription in Saudi Arabia. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the period between October 2014 and January 2015. A list of 10 prescription-only medications were selected to be studied. 150 community pharmacies were visited across 6 major regions in Saudi Arabia to assess the prevalence of non-compliance among community pharmacies...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719089/development-and-implementation-of-an-emergency-department-telephone-follow-up-system
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O John Ma, Mary Tanski, Beech Burns, Elizabeth F Spizman, James A Heilman
Implementing a telephone follow-up system after a patient's emergency department (ED) visit is challenging, but it may improve patient safety and care. This study's objective was to describe the development and implementation of a comprehensive ED telephone follow-up system over a 9-year period. Discharged patients who received a follow-up telephone call within 48 hours of their ED visit included all pediatric patients, those who left without being seen by a provider, and any adult patient with a "high-risk chief complaint," which was defined as a headache, visual problem, chest pain, dyspnea, abdominal pain, syncope, trauma, and neurological-related problems...
July 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707444/current-approaches-to-retroperitoneal-hemorrhage-too-little-too-late
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EDITORIAL
Robert D Safian
Retroperitoneal hemorrhage (RPH) arises in < 0.5% of patients undergoing percutaneous intervention, but is associated with high risks of morbidity and mortality. More than 50% of medical malpractice claims against interventional cardiologists are related to death and hemorrhage from vascular injury; delays in diagnosis and treatment are common. The current approach to RPH is characterized by "too little" to diagnose and "too late" to manage patients in extremis. Immediate CTA allows rapid diagnosis and triage to appropriate endovascular therapy, without delay...
July 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705065/medicolegal-malpractice-and-ethical-issues-in-radiologyyou-re-sued-for-malpractice-will-your-malpractice-insurance-company-s-appointed-defense-attorney-defend-you-or-the-company
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697119/when-guild-interests-and-professional-obligations-collide
#6
Howard Minkoff, Jeffrey Ecker
Physicians who work in medical organizations are called on to fulfill two roles: guild members who work to advance physician interests (eg, lobbying for tort reform) and professional society members who work to advance patient interests (eg, developing clinical guidelines). Most often, physicians' self-interest and their interest in patient well-being align. When they do not, members of a guild or profession may justify the prioritization of self-interest with a form of motivated reasoning (a process wherein physicians weigh data differently depending on whether it supports their a priori beliefs)...
July 7, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692318/misconceptions-and-malpractices-toward-antibiotic-use-in-childhood-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-among-a-cohort-of-lebanese-parents
#7
Ghada El Khoury, Elsy Ramia, Pascale Salameh
Antimicrobial resistance is an emerging global health threat. Misuse and abuse of antibiotics are of particular concern in the pediatric population. Since management of childhood illnesses depends considerably on parents' perceptions, the objectives of this study were to report parents' perspectives and assess their practices toward antibiotics used for upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) in children. Using a cross-sectional design, anonymous structured questionnaires were completed by 1,037 parents in public and private schools across Lebanon's largest governorate...
January 1, 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683764/a-survey-of-retracted-articles-in-dentistry
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Túlio Eduardo Nogueira, Andréia Souza Gonçalves, Cláudio Rodrigues Leles, Aline Carvalho Batista, Luciane Rezende Costa
BACKGROUND: Publication retraction is a mechanism to preserve the scientific literature against publications that contain seriously flawed or erroneous data, redundant publication, plagiarism, unethical research, and other features that compromise the integrity of science. An increase in the occurrence of retractions in recent years has been reported. Nevertheless, there is scarce information on this topic concerning publications in dentistry and related specialties. Thus, this study aimed to investigate retracted papers published in dental journals...
July 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674345/trend-of-malpractice-litigation-against-neurosurgeons-in-japan-an-analysis-of-disclosed-database-by-courts-in-japan-from-2001-through-2015
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Hisashi Nagashima, Yoshitaka Wada, Kazuhiro Hongo
Following the modern raising of public awareness, the numbers of malpractice litigation are increasing in the health care delivery system in Japan despite the extensive efforts of physicians. Authors reviewed the issues of litigation and the reasons for court decision from the healthcare-related negligence lawsuits in the past 15 years in Japan and investigated the cautionary points for reducing potential litigation. Healthcare-related negligence lawsuits between January 2001 and December 2015 were retrieved and sorted in each clinical field from the database in Courts in Japan and investigated on the proportional factors of the claims and court decisions in the neurosurgical field...
June 30, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673825/the-medico-legal-landscape-of-spine-surgery-how-do-surgeons-fare
#10
Melvin C Makhni, Paul J Park, Jesus Jimenez, Comron S Saifi, Jon-Michael Caldwell, Alex Ha, Bianca Figueroa-Santana, Ronald A Lehman, Mark Weidenbaum
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Due to the limited and confidential nature of most legal data, scarce literature is available to physicians about reasons for litigation in spine surgery. In order to optimally compensate patients while protecting physicians, further understanding of the medico-legal landscape is needed for high-risk procedures such as spine surgery. Based on these, surgeons can explore ways to better protect both their patients and themselves. PURPOSE: To characterize the current medico-legal environment of spine surgery by analyzing a recent dataset of malpractice litigation...
June 30, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672141/patient-recall-of-the-information-on-an-informed-consent-video
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Brennen T Olsen, Connor J Sherwood, Caroline K Carrico, James H Priest, Daniel M Laskin
PURPOSE: Experience has shown that in malpractice cases patients often claim certain information was not provided during the informed consent process. The purposes of this study were to determine how much of an informed consent video patients initially remember and how much is recalled when there is a hiatus from viewing the video to the surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, patients presenting for impacted third molar removal in an academic setting (n = 50) or a private office (n = 50) viewed an informed consent video and then met with the treating doctor for further discussion and signing of an informed consent form...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671905/the-impact-of-incident-disclosure-behaviors-on-medical-malpractice-claims
#12
Priscila Giraldo, Luke Sato, Xavier Castells
OBJECTIVES: To provide preliminary estimates of incident disclosure behaviors on medical malpractice claims. METHODS: We conducted a descriptive analysis of data on medical malpractice claims obtained from the Controlled Risk Insurance Company and Risk Management Foundation of Harvard Medical Institutions (Cambridge, Massachusetts) between 2012 and 2013 (n = 434). The characteristics of disclosure and apology after medical errors were analyzed. RESULTS: Of 434 medical malpractice claims, 4...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669353/possible-gasoline-induced-chronic-liver-injury-due-to-occupational-malpractice-in-a-motor-mechanic-a-case-report
#13
Mahesh Lakmal Gunathilaka, Madunil Anuk Niriella, Nathasha Vihangi Luke, Chathura Lakmal Piyarathna, Rohan Chaminda Siriwardena, Arjuna Priyadarshin De Silva, Hithanadura Janaka de Silva
BACKGROUND: Hydrocarbon-induced occupational liver injury is a well-known clinical entity among petroleum industry workers. There are many types of hydrocarbon exposure, with inhalation being the most common. Hydrocarbon-induced occupational liver injury is a rarely suspected and commonly missed etiological agent for liver injury. We report a case of a non-petroleum industry worker with chronic liver disease secondary to hydrocarbon-induced occupational liver injury caused by chronic low-grade hydrocarbon ingestion due to occupational malpractice...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665561/-the-travelling-sports-physician
#14
Peter Jenoure
Travelling around your own country or even further abroad with a sports team or individual athletes as a sports physician is to be considered as a fundamental part of the various activities of a sports medicine practitioner.However, in our modern and quickly changing world, it is imperative to understand the different aspects of caring for athletes, also the legal ones. These may include licensing issues, malpractice coverage, access to care at outside institutions and prescribing and transporting medication of all sorts, including narcotics and substances of the list of prohibited ones (doping)...
July 13, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664588/welfare-wellness-and-job-satisfaction-of-chinese-physicians-a-national-survey-of-public-tertiary-hospitals-in-china
#15
Jing Sun, Jing Ma, Guangyu Hu, Qi Zhao, Changzheng Yuan, Wen Si, Xinqing Zhang, Yuanli Liu
Little national data are available on Chinese physicians' welfare, wellness, and job satisfaction. We conducted a self-administered smartphone-based national survey in early 2016 of 17 945 physicians from 136 tertiary hospitals across 31 provinces in China. In addition to collecting the physicians' basic information, we also measured 5 domains (the ethical and working environments, welfare, wellness, and job satisfaction). Half of the physicians reported a hospital-based annual income of less than RMB 72 000 ($10 300), and 60...
June 30, 2017: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658250/estimating-the-prevalence-of-food-risk-increasing-behaviours-in-uk-kitchens
#16
Anna K Jones, Paul Cross, Michael Burton, Caroline Millman, Sarah J O'Brien, Dan Rigby
Foodborne disease poses a serious threat to public health. In the UK, half a million cases are linked to known pathogens and more than half of all outbreaks are associated with catering establishments. The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has initiated the UK Food Hygiene Rating Scheme in which commercial food establishments are inspected and scored with the results made public. In this study we investigate the prevalence of food risk increasing behaviours among chefs, catering students and the public. Given the incentive for respondents to misreport when asked about illegal or illicit behaviours we employed a Randomised Response Technique designed to elicit more accurate prevalence rates of such behaviours...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654511/changing-the-medical-malpractice-system-to-align-with-what-we-know-about-patient-safety-and-quality-improvement
#17
David P Sklar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650922/randomized-trial-of-reducing-ambulatory-malpractice-and-safety-risk-results-of-the-massachusetts-promises-project
#18
Gordon D Schiff, Harry Reyes Nieva, Paula Griswold, Nicholas Leydon, Judy Ling, Frank Federico, Carol Keohane, Bonnie R Ellis, Cathy Foskett, E John Orav, Catherine Yoon, Don Goldmann, Joel S Weissman, David W Bates, Madeleine Biondolillo, Sara J Singer
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate application of quality improvement approaches to key ambulatory malpractice risk and safety areas. STUDY SETTING: In total, 25 small-to-medium-sized primary care practices (16 intervention; 9 control) in Massachusetts. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled trial of a 15-month intervention including exposure to a learning network, webinars, face-to-face meetings, and coaching by improvement advisors targeting "3+1" high-risk domains: test result, referral, and medication management plus culture/communication issues evaluated by survey and chart review tools...
August 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639926/medicolegal-malpractice-and-ethical-issues-in-radiologyshould-ct-and-mri-scout-images-be-interpreted
#19
Leonard Berlin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634629/medical-malpractice-claims-in-laparoscopic-gynecologic-surgery-a-dutch-overview-of-20-years
#20
Evelien M Sandberg, Esmée M Bordewijk, Désirée Klemann, Sara R C Driessen, Andries R H Twijnstra, Frank Willem Jansen
BACKGROUND: The success of newly introduced surgical techniques is generally primarily assessed by surgical outcome measures. However, data on medical liability should concomitantly be used to evaluate provided care as they give a unique insight into substandard care from patient's point of view. The aim of this study was to analyze the number and type of medical claims after laparoscopic gynecologic procedures since the introduction of advanced laparoscopy two decades ago. Secondly, our objective was to identify trends and/or risk factors associated with these claims...
June 20, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
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