Daily Archives: February 28, 2013

Study: Severe Morning Sickness May Mean More Complications

According to a study of more than 1 million pregnant women, expecting mothers who experience severe morning sickness are statistically more likely to develop other serious complications over the course of the pregnancy. This research has big implications for expecting mothers in Columbus and around the nation. Morning sickness affects

Pickaway County Rollover Crash Kills Two

A single-car crash has killed two people and injured two others in Circleville. The accident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office isn’t divulging many details, but we know that a 2003 Dodge Neon was travelling south on Ohio 138 when the driver lost control

New Research Shows Difficulty Of Spotting Birth Infections

Researchers are recommending that doctors use multiple tests to determine whether newborns are affected by birth infections. The study looked at 44 premature infants with low birth weights. Most of these infants received diagnoses of early onset sepsis – life-threatening bacterial blood infections. Sepsis can result from many different types

Never Events: Why Do We Tolerate Them? Part 2

Our last post covered the ongoing introspection in the medical profession regarding the persistently high rate of “never events.” These serious surgical errors harm around 4,000 patients every year – even though the name “never” indicates that these mistakes are so preventable that they should not occur at all. Some

Huge Variation In C-Section Rates At American Hospitals

The Cesarean section is an enormously important tool for delivery room physicians. Under certain circumstances, it becomes crucial to deliver a baby through C-section – and doctors need to know when those circumstances exist. In many cases, however, doctors prematurely order a C-section that is not yet medically necessary. Sometimes

FDA Suspends Pediatric Trial Of Common Drug

In a concerning development, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ended a clinical trial of a common calcium receptor drug known as Sensipar or cinacalcet hydrochloride. While the FDA approved this drug years ago for several uses in adult patients, the company’s manufacturer was undertaking further trials to determine whether

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