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April 2012 Archives

Veterans' psychiatric maladies often misdiagnosed

Many veterans are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from a variety of mental ailments brought on by what they have seen. Too often, these same veterans are being turned away from various VA Hospitals and are not receiving the treatment that they need. Now such hospitals are finding their selves on the wrong side of accusations in their failure to diagnose mental and psychiatric issues that are being presented.

Birth injuries are all too common

Though many parents look forward to the birth of a child, the child birthing process is also immensely complicated and often results in injuries that can burden the child for the remainder of their life. As many as six out of every thousand children born suffer some sort of birth injury in the United States. Some of these injuries are mild, but many more are extremely severe.

Most surgical infections go unreported by hospitals

Surgeries performed that result in infection for patients kills approximately 8,000 patients every year. Yet hospitals throughout the country including Kentucky and Ohio are reluctant to report such surgical errors, and this is why a call for new public reporting standards is underway.

Anesthesia and brain injury to children

It has been shown that general anesthesia can cause various adverse effects more common to children than adults. Oftentimes, the administration of anesthesia can decrease the blood and oxygen flow to the brain. This can come about due to simple miscommunication between nurses, anesthesiologists and their physicians.

Ohio pharmacist suspended for sloppy practices

An Ohio pharmacist is awaiting appeal for having her license permanently suspended. It appears that there were a number of irregularities concerning her practice which the court labeled "technical violations." Nevertheless, the violations were deemed serious enough to raise concerns that she was administering medications safely.

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