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Diagnostic Disaster: Arizona Woman Receives 50mg Diazepam Instead of Contrast Media in MRI Mishap
In light of a recent diagnostic error at a SimonMed Imaging Center, where contrast media was swapped with a high dose of diazepam, it’s critical to reassess and reinforce our commitment to patient safety and adherence to established protocols.
All Specialties February 21st 2024
da Vinci Robotic Surgical Device Allegedly Caused Fatal Intestinal Burns, Claims Lawsuit
In the evolving landscape of surgical innovation, the da Vinci robotic system exemplifies both the potential and the challenges of integrating advanced technology into patient care, underscoring the critical need for rigorous training and safety protocols.
Internal Medicine February 20th 2024
Reducing Care Overuse in Older Patients Using Professional Norms and Accountability
The trial demonstrated that a behavioral science-informed intervention, combining clinical decision support tools with case-based education, can effectively reduce the overuse of certain medical tests and treatments in older adults. Specifically, the study found significant reductions in PSA testing, unspecified urine testing, and diabetes overtreatment, showcasing the potential of such interventions to enhance patient safety and care quality.
Family Medicine/General Practice February 14th 2024
A Dangerous Supplement Known as “Gas Station Heroin” Could Send You to the Hospital
In light of the voluntary recall of Neptune’s Fix due to its dangerous ingredient, tianeptine, healthcare professionals should be vigilant in advising patients against the use of unregulated supplements and emphasize the importance of FDA-approved treatments.
All Specialties February 13th 2024
How Hollywood May Make Oncologists’ Jobs Harder
This study underscores the critical gap between Hollywood’s depiction of cancer care and the realities of diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care, urging healthcare professionals to actively correct patient misconceptions for more realistic expectations.
Oncology, Medical February 12th 2024
Top 5 Reasons for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
With an increase in lawsuits for failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis, it’s clear that enhancing diagnostic processes and patient communication is essential for reducing legal risks and improving outcomes.
All Specialties February 12th 2024