All Articles Tagged With: "Surgical Error"

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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.

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Hernia Malpractice Lawsuit Results in $6.7M Award for Puncture, Infection

An Alabama jury awarded $6.7 million to a man who suffered a massive infection after a doctor failed to realize he had punctured his intestines during a hernia operation.

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Surgeons Leaving Tools Behind in Patients is Not Rare: Report

More surgical tools are likely left behind in patients than believed, but the problem can be prevented with simple steps, according to The Joint Commission.

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Concerns Over da Vinci Robot Surgery Continue to Weigh on Sales

Intuitive Surgical has reported continuing drops in revenue as sales of its da Vinci robot surgical system continues to fall amid safety questions.