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October 2012 Archives

New Cerebral Palsy Center Targets Adult Patients' Lifelong Needs

In an indication of improving awareness of cerebral palsy disorders, Colombia University Medical Center unveiled a new facility to help care for affected Americans. The facility, known as the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center, aims to help break away from the current pediatrics-focused response to cerebral palsy by treating adult patients. This is an important new resource for both parents and patients.

Study Suggests C-Sections Might Slow Newborn Brain Development

C-sections have become increasingly common for American mothers. While c-sections accounted for only 5.5 percent of all births in 1970, that figure rose to 32.8 percent by 2010. Much of this increase could reflect advances better in technology that shows when a c-section is necessary. But some doctors might order c-sections when they are not entirely necessary.

Fungal Meningitis: Officials Report Sterility Lapses

The fungal meningitis outbreak continued this week as the number of reported cases rose to more than 300, including some here in Ohio. At least 24 people have died in 17 states. Health authorities are now reporting the first findings from an inspection of the compounding pharmacy that is apparently responsible for the outbreak.

Mother Dies After C-Section, Family Sues For Wrongful Death

For one family, a worst case scenario became a tragic reality in 2010. After giving birth to a healthy baby boy, the mother rapidly sickened and died just two weeks later. An autopsy reported that the mother died because her C-section incision became infected with bacteria.

New Study Points To Another Risk Of Hypertension: Lower IQ's

Hypertension is a leading contributing factor for many pregnancy complications and birthing injuries, including preeclampsia. A new study points to yet another potential result of hypertension by concluding that the children of hypertensive mothers are likely to have lower IQ levels later in life.

Common Drug Can Cause Brain Injuries By Speeding Contractions

Last week we discussed how medical staff sometimes rely on a drug to delay contractions-despite concerns regarding unknown side effects and a lack of clear benefits. This week, the sad story of a very different birthing injury is in the news. A mother alleges that her doctor's aggressive use of another drug to speed up contractions caused her infant to suffer oxygen starvation.

Common Drug Can Cause Brain Injuries By Speeding Contractions

Last week we discussed how medical staff sometimes rely on a drug to delay contractions-despite concerns regarding unknown side effects and a lack of clear benefits. This week, the sad story of a very different birthing injury is in the news. A mother alleges that her doctor's aggressive use of another drug to speed up contractions caused her infant to suffer oxygen starvation.

Nurse Complaints Show Some Self-Reporting Of Hospital Dangers

Despite the serious consequences of medical mistakes, they continue to occur with alarming frequency. Yet another news story points to internal self-reporting by neonatal and obstetrics nurses. These reports paint a disturbing picture of well-intentioned but sloppy mistakes.

Update: More Details On Ohio Kidney Transplant Disposal Mistake

"Where is the kidney?" According to new information from the University of Toledo Medical Center, this is what the operating surgeon said when he turned away from the kidney donor to take the kidney to another room to continue the transplant procedure. The kidney had mysteriously disappeared from a designated ice bin in the operating room.

Doctor Warns That Common Preterm Delivery Drug Might Not Help

New research suggests that a common drug used to delay preterm births might not offer any real benefits for newborns. Because the doctor does not think that these drugs help prevent problems, he also mentioned the risk of causing worse harms by trying to delay deliveries.

"Slip Of The Pen" Causes Wrong Surgery For 2-Year-Old Girl

In a case that will resonate with concerned Ohio parents, an Irish surgeon delegated a procedure and simultaneously made an incorrect description of the operation in the patient's medical record. As a consequence of this shocking oversight, the 2-year-old patient suffered a surgery on the wrong body part.

Study: Mothers Who Start Snoring While Pregnant May Be At Risk

A study from the University of Michigan concluded that women who begin snoring during a pregnancy may be at higher risk of conditions like hypertension and preeclampsia. If medical professionals do not properly respond to these pregnancy complications, mothers and newborns can suffer serious injuries.

$5 Million Jury Verdict In Wrongful Amputation Case

Emergency room negligence resulted in two unnecessary amputations after hospital staff failed to properly diagnose a patient's condition. The patient won a $5 million award in the case but she will remain severely impaired for the rest of her life. The missed diagnosis cost the patient both of her legs.

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