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Williams of the Health business blog When a teenage relative of mine had suspected acute appendicitis, the pediatrician told him over the phone to jump and down to see if it made things worse. When it did she was already reasonably confident of the
Diagnostic uncertainty surrounding appendicitis could turn into a small bump in the road, according to a study showing a high correlation between appendicitis and pain on driving over speed bumps on the way to the hospital...Having the family sit
Doctors found that 97 per cent of people who were later diagnosed with appendicitis , and who travelled over speed bumps to get to hospital, said that the pain had got worse with the jumps. The small study is published in the Christmas edition of the
The surgical tech at Broward General Medical Center noticed a peculiar technique surgeons regularly employed to keep their equipment from fogging up during surgery: dunking it in a bucket of warm water at the foot of the operating table. The archaic
Updated 3 hours ago Text size T he number of people with fungal infections is suddenly surging months after the probe into a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy was launched, as patients come forward with previously undetected abscesses, alarming
A man has won his legal battle against the health department and a doctor at a state hospital after a needle was left in his stomach during an operation. Andre Potgieter was treated for a stab wound in the Mokopane hospital in 2008, reported Beeld .
The authors collected data from some 55 hospitals of all types and sizes over a six-year period for more than 19,300 patients older than age 15; 91% of patients underwent one or more imaging studies. There were 16,852 (87.2%) CT scans, 1160 (6.0%)
A study has found that young, less-experienced surgeons made major surgical mistakes almost half the time during a simulated gall bladder removal when they were distracted by noises, questions, conversation or other commotion in the operating room.
Newswise Renowned Mexican singer Vicente Fernandez Gomez underwent a robotic left hepatectomy, a surgical procedure to remove a portion of the liver, Nov. 8 at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System. "I am very happy with my
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