Posts Tagged 'surgery'

FDA Cautions Against Excessive Anesthesia for Young Children

fda warns on anesthetics in childrenThe FDA is now requiring 11 anesthetic and sedation drugs to carry additional warnings on their labels because their extended use in young children might lead to brain damage. The warnings will apply to children aged three years and younger, as well as pregnant women in their third trimester.

Concern has slowly grown over using anesthetics during critical periods of brain development. Repeated use, as well as single sessions lasting longer than ...

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Half of All Surgeries May Involve an Error in Medication

half of all surgeries may involve medication error50/50 may seem like pretty good odds. If there was a 50% chance of sunshine, you might still keep those outdoor plans on a Saturday. An investment with a 50% chance of a big payoff is a chance you might be willing to take.

The view becomes a little less optimistic, however, when a study suggests that 1 in every 2 surgeries occurs with some sort of medication ...

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Surgeon Who Removed Wrong Organ Is Disciplined Years Later

illinois surgeon removes wrong organAn Illinois doctor is being disciplined by The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation nearly a decade after removing the wrong organ during surgery. CentralIllinoisProud.com reports that the independent surgeon of the Associated Surgical Group will pay a $2,500 fine for his mistake.

In December 2005, a woman underwent surgery to have a portion of her spleen extracted, but instead, the doctor removed the woman’s left kidney. In his postoperative report, ...

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