At least 45 adverse events, including 6 deaths, have occurred in patients undergoing procedures with these devices. ... The drug is approved for adults undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, as it reduces the risk of serious clotting
a letter explaining why you want [the procedure or treatment] done and what the risks are for not having it done, and send the letter by certified mail, return receipt,” he ... Chaudhry. Physicians in large health systems or multigroup practices should
Seymour Herschberg, FACP. New York, N.Y. An article in The February 2008 issue of ACP Internist (“Adding cosmetic procedures lifts internists' sagging incomes”) describes how general internists are increasingly devoting ... The principal rationale
perfusion scans received excess radiation, review their radiation dosing protocols, implement quality control procedures, and check the CT scanner display panel before performing a study.
Add to that mix malpractice worries. Nearly all physicians believe that fears of a lawsuit result in unnecessary tests or procedures, research shows.
A class I recall of the AFX Introducer System Model S17-45 due to reports of the dilator breaking during procedures. ... Medtronic is also distributing a revised clinician refill reference card with information about the pump refill procedure for the
When Dr. Kaye's mother couldn't use the scale to indicate that her pain had decreased, the pain specialist balked at doing more nerve-burning procedures. ... Dr. Kaye, who teaches and practices at Louisiana State University and Tulane University in New
Approval was based on evidence that using the system during HRPCI could allow a longer and more thorough procedure by preventing episodes of hemodynamic instability and reduce later adverse events compared ... Key changes have been made to the precleaning
and psychological discomforts from diagnostic testing and procedures to work-up the abnormal result. ... Women with dementia may be frightened by procedures they do not understand and unable to cooperate with instructions resulting in suboptimal outcomes.
I think nowadays there is a serious lack of needed clinical bedside skills, and there is excess enthusiasm to perform procedures and rely on them for diagnosis.