All Articles Tagged With: "Surgical Error"

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Inpatient Urological Surgery Linked to Preventable Deaths: Study

Poor and minority patients may be receiving substandard care during urological surgeries, resulting in an increase in preventable deaths, according to the findings of a new study.

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Surgical Errors May Be Avoided With ‘Black Box’ Operating Room Device

A surgical black box under development could record operations and help doctors realize when they are making a mistake.

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Surgical Mistakes More Likely for Children Due to “Weekend Effect”

A new study suggests that children may face an increased risk of dying from surgical errors on the weekend than during the week.

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Surgical Complications Go Hand-in-Hand With New Technology: Studies

Complications linked to the da Vinci surgical robot highlight the need to make sure surgical innovations are safe before their use is widespread, according to the findings of a new study.

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Anesthesia Awareness During Surgery Not Linked to PTSD: Study

A new study suggests that being awake and aware during surgery, despite receiving anesthesia, does not result in long-term psychological trauma.

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Doctors Debate Benefits of Surgical Checklists in Reducing Risk After Study

A study questioning the usefulness of surgical checklists has sparked debate in the medical community.

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Patients on Medicaid Twice As Likely to Die After Surgery: Study

New Medicaid patients are twice as likely to die after surgery as the influx of new patients bring long-untreated health problems.

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Mandatory Checklists May Not Reduce Surgical Complications: Study

A new study raises questions about the effectiveness of surgical checklists at preventing complications or deaths due to surgical checklists.

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AARP, Fortune Urge Caution In Weighing Risks of da Vinci Robotic Surgery

Two new articles call for caution in choosing to undergo da Vinci robot surgery.

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Robotic Surgery Injury During Prostate Cancer Removal May Be Avoided

New study suggests that training doctors to identify at-risk patients may reduce the risk of uretral injury during robotic prostatectomy surgery.