infections

  

Sepsis signs, symptoms, and medical malpractice

Although anyone can get sepsis, infants, children, and the elderly have a higher risk

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Volvulus misdiagnosis, delayed treatment, and negligence

Volvulus is a medical emergency involving twisted intestines, and a delay in treatment can be deadly

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Which Houston-area hospitals have abnormally-high infection rates?

Houston Methodist Hospital and six other hospitals have infection rates that higher than nationwide benchmarks

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Six steps to reduce your risk of a hospital-acquired infection

On any given day, about 1 in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection

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Bacterial meningitis medical malpractice

Rushed physicians sometimes misdiagnose deadly bacterial meningitis as an upper respiratory infection or common cold

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Surgeon ignores red, swollen, oozing knee surgery site, causes dangerous sepsis

For infections, prompt diagnosis and treatment is important

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Bariatric/weight loss surgery malpractice and malnutrition

There is a significant risk of malnutrition after some types of bariatric procedures, but some surgeons tend to ignore the signs until it is too late

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New guidelines for surgical site infection prevention

Around half of all surgical site infections are preventable with proper care

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Lawsuit alleges freestanding ER and trainee doctor cause girl’s death of bacterial meningitis

Resident physician diagnoses patient with ear infection, but five hours after discharge it was too late to save her

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Botched meningitis treatment leaves boy with brain injury

Meningitis requires fast treatment, but doctors and nurses repeatedly fumbled

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