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  • Squamous cell carcinoma diagnosed in more young people
    Connecticut residents may be concerned to learn that squamous cell carcinoma is becoming more common in younger people. While this type of skin cancer most frequently affects people over 50, doctors are seeing more and more people in their 20s...
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  • Managing urea cycle disorder
    For Connecticut patients afflicted by a urea cycle disorder, vigilant monitoring of dietary protein is necessary to avoid a dangerous build up of ammonia in the bloodstream. Ideally, a team of medical specialists will support the patient in efforts to...
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  • Common dosage errors happen by factors of 10
    Some Connecticut patients may have been prescribed drugs at some time that were available in doses that differed by a factor of 10. The problem with these kinds of dosages is that it can be easy to make errors. For...
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  • Medical errors causes more than 250,000 deaths annually
    Each year, many Connecticut patients suffer from medical mistakes. Medical errors are prevalent in hospitals and doctors' offices across the U.S. and lead to many deaths. A study has revealed that the problem is even more pervasive than was previously...
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  • Surgery for early prostate cancer not needed, study says
    Connecticut men who have been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer may be interested to learn that a long-term study concluded that prostate cancer surgery does not offer any significant benefits for those who have localized tumors. In fact, those who...
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  • Medication errors rising in the United States
    Americans call poison control services once every 21 seconds because of medication errors. That was one of the findings of a study conducted by two groups at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio. Researchers looked at calls related to medication errors,...
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  • Facts about ovarian cancer
    Connecticut women who have a family history of ovarian cancer may be concerned that they are likely to get it as well, but heredity is only a factor in 10 percent of cases. There are a number of other...
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  • Clinic ordered to pay $29M for delayed diagnosis
    Connecticut patients potentially dealing with a misdiagnosis may be interested to learn that a clinic was ordered to pay about $29 million in compensation after specialists were unable to diagnose a patient's condition. The jury determined that the woman's condition,...
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  • Measures to identify the correct patient
    It is important for Connecticut health care professionals to be sure that they are treating the correct patient. Problems with patient care such as surgical errors and misdiagnosis can occur if hospital workers do not verify that they have the...
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  • Hospital water systems pose Legionnaires' disease risk
    Hospitals in Connecticut and around the country are concerned after a report has shown Legionnaires' disease present in the water supplies of a number of healthcare facilities. The disease is a type of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. It is...
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  • Anticoagulant use a risk for nursing home residents
    For Connecticut families who cannot provide the care their elderly loved ones need, putting them in a nursing home may be one of the few options available. Although nursing home facilities are supposed to be able to provide proper medical...
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  • Causes of strokes
    According to statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, strokes kill more than 130,000 people a year in Connecticut and the rest of nation. This figure equates to 1 out of every 20 deaths in the U.S....
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  • More doctors relying on AI to make diagnoses
    Connecticut patients may already know that medical errors are one of the top three causes of death in the United States. However, artificial intelligence, which is being relied on more frequently in medical practices, can reduce the number of medical...
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  • Virtual connections reduce misdiagnoses
    The health care industry has become a complicated network of doctors and specialists. Patients are often required to visit first with their primary doctor and then one or more specialists in order to get a clear diagnosis. This can become...
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  • Multiple sclerosis diagnoses and treatment difficulties
    According to a recent study, patients with multiple sclerosis in Connecticut and the rest of nation have to deal with improper diagnoses as well as ineffective treatments. The nationwide survey, which involved over 5,300 patients and was conducted from Jan....
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  • Suing a federal medical facility under the FTCA
    Connecticut residents who have been victims of medical malpractice at a facility run by the federal government can file a lawsuit because medical malpractice lawsuits are an exception to the prohibition against suing the government. Such lawsuits can be filed...
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  • Failure to diagnose CTEPH
    Some Connecticut residents who have chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension may have not had it properly diagnosed, according to a study that appeared in the European Respiratory Review. Also known as CTEPH, it is rare and involves the pulmonary arteries becoming...
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  • Medication errors often caused by technology
    Technology usage in the medical industry has dramatically increased in the last decade. Most hospitals in Connecticut make use of computerized systems to manage patient treatment information. This includes medication dosage and instructions. While the technology is designed to reduce...
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  • Anesthesia errors in Connecticut hospitals
    It appears that fear of punitive action may be causing anesthesia providers at some hospitals to underreport errors. A team of researchers used data from the Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group as well as institutional quality assurance data to determine that...
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  • Identifying ankle fractures
    When physicians treat people with ankle injuries, fractures are sometimes missed. Connecticut residents might like to know more about these fractures and how to accurately diagnose them.Emergency departments commonly see patients with traumatic ankle pain. Sprains are the most common...
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  • The importance of early detection in sepsis
    Sepsis is a medical condition in which the body has a deadly reaction to infection, and it can lead to organ failure, tissue damage and death. Connecticut residents who are ill should be aware of how to detect and prevent...
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  • Endometriosis often not promptly diagnosed
    Connecticut patients may be interested to learn that two-thirds of women have a friend, family member or acquaintance who has been diagnosed with endometriosis. Even so, getting diagnosed with this painful condition can still be difficult as both patients and...
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  • Diabetic kidney disease study
    Diabetic patients in Connecticut should be aware of the results of a study conducted by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The study, which examined the kidney's glomerulus, showed that there are biological pathways involved in...
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  • Some reasons patients are misdiagnosed
    Because medical misdiagnoses often occur nowadays, Connecticut patients may do well to obtain a second opinion from other physicians. Besides the fact that there are more than 20,000 different diseases, other factors can lead to a misdiagnosis. While sometimes patients...
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  • Diagnosing penile cancer
    When Connecticut men show the signs or symptoms of penile cancer, it is highly recommended that they go to a doctor in order to get examined. If doctors have reason to believe that a patient could have penile cancer, they...
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  • Failure to diagnose breast cancer in Connecticut
    Cancer patients in Connecticut and throughout the U.S. have concerns about physician negligence and failure to diagnose cancer. A negligent physician or cancer misdiagnosis prevents the patient's access to accurate prognostic information needed to make planning and treatment decisions. Time...

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