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June 2016 Archives

Breast MRI techniques and diagnostic errors

North Carolina women who go in for breast cancer surgeries may be at greater risk of errors depending on the way they are administered MRIs prior to their operations. In June 2016, radiologists at a Boston hospital released a study revealing that the accuracy of MRI scans varied with the postures patients assumed inside imaging machinery. Scans performed on women who were lying face down were discovered to be less accurate than those taken with patients lying on their backs.

Study says resident-to-resident nursing home abuse is common

North Carolina readers may be shocked to learn that around one in five nursing home residents suffer abuse at the hands of other residents, according to a study. The study, which was conducted by researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, is the first large-scale examination of systematic resident-to-resident abuse in nursing homes.

North Carolina residents may wish to avoid plastic surgery

For one 18-year-old, a breast augmentation surgery caused numerous health issues, and her mother is seeking to warn others about the potential dangers of plastic surgery. She was in a coma for two weeks after the procedure during which the doctor tried to revive her after administering anesthesia. Although she eventually woke up, her life was changed forever. The now 21-year-old has trouble speaking in sentences or standing up for more than a few seconds at a time.

Medical errors are a leading cause of death

North Carolina residents may be shocked to learn that about 200,000 Americans lose their lives each year due to medical errors. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University reached this figure after reviewing almost 35 million hospital admissions. The findings were published on May 3 in the peer-reviewed medical journal BMJ. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that only heart disease and cancer kill more Americans each year than medical mistakes.

Studies suggest more must be done to prevent medical errors

According to a study published in The BMJ, around 10 percent of all deaths across the U.S. each year are caused by medical errors. That amounts to approximately 685 deaths every day and 250,000 deaths every year, many of which occur in North Carolina hospitals.

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