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  • Risk Of Major Medical Errors When Surgeons Are Burned Out Or Depressed

    March 22, 2017

    Risk of Major Medical Errors When Surgeons Are Burned Out or Depressed According to the results of a survey published online in Annals of Surgery, surgeons who are burned out or depressed are more likely to say they had recently committed a major error on the job. The findings suggest that the mental well-being of […]

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  • Dump Truck Crash Injures Three

    March 22, 2017

    Dump Truck Crash Injures Three A dump truck which had an inspection sticker that had expired in June apparently lost its brakes and caused a very serious accident in the West End of Pittsburgh involving multiple vehicles, a construction trailer and a residential duplex.  Three people were taken to the hospital in ambulances.  The dump […]

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  • Complications From Monopolar Electrosurgery

    March 22, 2017

    Complications from Monopolar Electrosurgery According to an article published in Surgical Endoscopy, monopolar electrosurgery is the preferred technique for tissue cutting and for stopping bleeding during gallbladder surgery.  However, the combination of monopolar electrosurgery and gallbladder surgery can be dangerous.    Monopolar electrosurgery is utilized by more than 85% of surgeons who perform laparoscopic gallbladder […]

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  • Elective Laparoscopic Over Traditional Gallbladder Surgery

    March 22, 2017

    Elective Laparoscopic vs. Traditional Gallbladder Surgery In a study published in The Lancet, 180 patients underwent gallbladder surgery in a nine-month period at a single hospital.  All of the patients were offered laparoscopic surgery as an alternative to open (or traditional) surgery, of which 96 percent chose the laparoscopic surgery.  Some complications occurred including one […]

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  • Blood Thinner Can Cause Stroke In Some Dialysis Patients

    March 22, 2017

    Blood Thinner Can Cause Stroke In Some Dialysis Patients  A study, which is to be published in the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN), found that the blood thinner warfarin can cause strokes in kidney disease patients on dialysis.  The researchers studied 1,671 end-stage renal diseases (ESRD) patients with a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation.  […]

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  • Study Focuses On Parental Fear Of Errors During Childs Hospitalization

    March 22, 2017

    Study Focuses on Parental Fear of Errors During Child’s Hospitalization According to a recent study which is published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, nearly two-thirds of parents reported they felt the need to watch over their child’s care to ensure that medical errors are not made during their hospital stay. The study surveyed 278 […]

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  • Mammograms Remain Best Way To Spot Breast Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    Mammograms Remain Best Way to Spot Breast Cancer Mammograms detect 80 percent to 90 percent of breast cancers in women without symptoms, and all women 40 and older should get a yearly mammogram, says the American Cancer Society (ACS) as it marks National Mammography Day on Friday, Oct. 17. “Mammography remains the most effective screening […]

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  • Crash Kills Pedestrian On West Liberty Avenue In Brooklinebeechview

    March 22, 2017

    Crash Kills Pedestrian on West Liberty Avenue in Brookline/Beechview A car crash with a pedestrian killed a person on West Liberty Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Brookline and Beechview sections the morning of November 18, 2008.  This occurred at the corner of West Liberty and Capital avenues. More information about car accidents is available from the Pittsburgh, […]

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  • Early Detection Of Prostate Cancer With ProPSA Testing

    March 22, 2017

    Early Detection of Prostate Cancer – ProPSA Testing The proPSA test now has been validated for early detection of prostate cancer.  Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. Prostate cancer can be found by testing the amount of PSA in the blood.  PSA in the blood can either circulate […]

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  • Great Results For Ibrance Drug For Advanced Breast Cancer Cfm

    March 22, 2017

    Advanced metastatic breast cancer can now be treated with the drug Ibrance. This new study shows that it doubled progression-free survival. The New England Journal of Medicine has published the results of a study on the use of Ibrance (palbociclib) to treat advanced breast cancer.  Ibrance was approved by the FDA in February 2015 to […]

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