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Deadly DVT: Man dies from pulmonary embolism following leg tendon surgery. Lawsuit: Doctors and physical therapists should have recognized the man suffered a pulmonary embolism following surgery to repair a torn leg tendon.

Study: <i>C. Diff</i> Transmission "Might Be More Likely to Occur" in Surgical Centers

Chicago hospital sues leapfrog for defamation over low patient safety grade.

Recall: Midazolam syringes in blister packs contain syringes of ondansetron. Fresenius Kabi USA is recalling a lot of mislabeled prefilled syringes that were distributed nationwide.

Study: Overlapping surgeries are safe for patients. A study of more 2,000 neurosurgery patients showed no major difference in post-op complications between overlapping and non-overlapping surgeries.

Coughing fit during cataract surgery costs patient her vision in 1 eye; docs shell out &#036;1.35M. At issue: whether the coughing started before or during the case.

M??lnlycke Sues Smith & Nephew over 'false and deceptive' claims about its wound dressings. The battle for pressure ulcer prevention heats up.

Lawsuit over left-behind ligating clip can proceed. Surgeons allegedly left a ligating clip in a patient's bladder after robot-assisted prostate removal.

Police: Director of surgery center tried to traffic 28g of fentanyl. Police arrest spine surgeon for drug charges during investigation into unrelated cell phone theft.

A look at health care's reimbursement future at ORX. Attendees learned about the triple aim of care: quality, cost and patient satisfaction.

At ORX, why open disclosure bests deny and defend. Transparency with patients when surgical errors occur improves care and eases the financial burden of malpractice liability.

At ORX, the case for giving disruptive docs a second chance. There are ways to work with problem physicians to make them productive members of your team.

Study finds patients fare better when the surgeon is female. Nature or nurture? Women typically have to work harder to become surgeons, the authors point out.

ORX attendees learn why patients come second. Creating an exceptional team of leaders will transform patient care.

Study: "Frailty" a better predictor of complications than age in low-risk surgeries. Informed consent should deemphasize age, increase emphasis on frailty, say the authors.

CDC study: Doctors and nurses admit to reusing syringes for multiple patients at dangerously high rates. Researchers found that 12% of physicians and 3% of nurses reuse syringes in their workplace.

Researchers study which alcohol hand rub dries fastest. Study compares liquid, gel and foam forms of isopropanol and ethanol formulations.

Numerous cases of a potentially blinding condition have been tied to Vancomycin injections. Although the cause of hemorrhagic occlusive retinal vasculitis is currently unproven, there is a strong association with the use of intraocular vancomycin, says FD

Nurse dies while protecting his orthopedic surgeon-wife during Mandalay Bay Massacre. Sonny Melton, RN, one of the 59 reported deaths during the Las Vegas shooting on Sunday night, protected his wife from deadly gunfire.

Dental assistant and former ASC co-worker shot each other up after stealing vial of morphine. An investigation into the woman's overdose has led to charges of burglary, larceny and now manslaughter against friend and former colleague Jessica Hill.

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