Neuropathic Pain Following Hernia Mesh Repair: Transversus Abdominis Plane Block Study

Study shows that TAP block should be considered early, from the onset of the first pain symptoms “We argue that a transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block should be considered early, from the onset of the first pain symptoms," states Sarrah Sellam, MD. Department of Anesthesia Robert-Debre University Hospital, France. What else did Dr. Sellam [...]

2024-03-15T21:48:36+00:00March 15th, 2024|Hernia Mesh, News|0 Comments

Vaginal Mesh Update: Transobturator Sling Removal with Pudendal Neurolysis

Polypropylene-induced fibrosis links to pudendal neuralgia; red flag symptoms and PVDF benefits emphasized In our second clinical case, an irritation of the nerve might have occurred due to the fibrosis generated by the posteriorly deviated passage of the sling in the obturator foramen, close to the sacrospinous ligament” … Dr. Nasser Habib, Gynecologist, Siena, [...]

2024-02-15T01:09:40+00:00February 23rd, 2024|News, Vaginal Mesh|0 Comments

Neonates Sepsis: PICC Line and Central Line Infections in Focus, Avoidable Injuries

Investigating cases of central-line associated bloodstream infections including PICC lines and midlines. Neonatal sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. It is the third leading cause of neonatal mortality globally, constituting 13% of overall neonatal. In high-income countries, the mortality rate due to neonatal sepsis ranges from 5% to 20%, and neonatal [...]

2024-02-15T01:14:25+00:00February 23rd, 2024|News, PICC Lines|0 Comments

Decubitus Ulcer Management: Maggot Therapy Versus Plastic Surgeons

Maggot therapy has never shown prevent osteomyelitis and death. LTACs may provide level of care for hospital or nursing home acquired decubitus ulcer patients. “Flap closure is rarely a readily available option in these complex patients due to their malnutrition, immobility, inability to offload, and other factors, such as immunosuppression,” states Caitlin Trottier, MD, [...]

2024-02-15T01:07:12+00:00February 22nd, 2024|Decubitus Ulcer, News|0 Comments

Hospital Acquired Blood Stream Infections: PICC Line Early Mortality Reported

Polyurethane and silicone PICC lines are defective products because there are safer materials that reduce the risk of hospital acquired bloodstream infections. In the United States, 250,000 hospital-acquired blood stream infections per year have been reported - 23,000 of them have been related to central venous catheter infection in 2009. Another study conducted in [...]

2024-02-15T01:05:08+00:00February 22nd, 2024|News, PICC Lines|0 Comments

Short Bowel Syndrome: Loss of Venous Access Via PICC Lines Versus Small Bowel Transplant

Adults and children with Short Bowel Syndrome are at serious risk of central line associate blood-stream infections and recurrent loss of venous access. Management of vascular access needs to be part of a comprehensive and multidisciplinary strategy aiming, as a first step, to preserve the vascular real estate of children requiring long-term PN.” …Dr. [...]

2024-02-15T01:01:33+00:00February 21st, 2024|News, PICC Lines|0 Comments

Medical Device-Related Pressure Ulcers: Arkansas Hospital Hit with “Never Event” Lawsuit

Medical device-related pressure ulcers create localized injury to the skin or underlying tissue as a result of sustained pressure from a device. “Medical device-related pressure ulcers (MDR PrUs) hospital acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) often mirror the shape and location of a medical device. A unique aspect of MDR PrUs is a rigid plastic material [...]

2024-02-15T00:59:12+00:00February 21st, 2024|Decubitus Ulcer, News|0 Comments

Spinal Epidural Abscess: Red Flag Warning Signs, the ‘Classic Triad’

Investigating cases of neurological loss from spinal epidural abscesses in patients who were previously discharged from care centers without diagnostic testing. Neurological deficits are considered the last presenting factor of a typical spinal epidural abscess triad: The first being back pain and the second fever … Only 0.8% of patients do not have spinal [...]

2024-02-15T00:56:38+00:00February 20th, 2024|Medical Malpractice, News|0 Comments

Hospital Acquired Acinetobacter Bloodstream Infections: The Risk Factors

Acinetobacter infections in at-risk patients, emphasizing challenges and advocating for safer catheter materials to prevent severe complications Bloodstream infections from Acinetobacter baumannii-Acinetobacter calcoaceticus are more common in critically ill and debilitated institutionalized patients, who are heavily exposed to health care settings and invasive devices … (and) in hospital mortality rate was significantly higher among [...]

2024-02-14T17:29:43+00:00February 19th, 2024|News, PICC Lines|0 Comments
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