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Cardiology Management

Regular Exercise Leads to Heart Disease Misdiagnosis

2016 09 Aug

Research suggests that people who exercise for a few hours each week can enlarge their hearts and can be misdiagnosed with heart disease. It is thus important for doctors to consider an individual's physical activity level before diagnosing common heart conditions. The findings are published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. The hearts of athletes... Read more

Executive Health Management

Medical Malpractice Suits Deadline Extended

2016 07 Jun

Legislation before New York state lawmakers would have a significant impact on medical malpractice law by permitting patients to sue years after an alleged misdiagnosis or mistreatment.Presently, patients must file for such cases within 2.5 years after the alleged incident. The bill would amend the statute of limitations to when a patient first suspects... Read more

Executive Health Management

Medical Malpractice Suits Deadline Hikes Insurance?

2016 06 Jun

Legislation before New York state lawmakers would have a significant impact on medical malpractice law by permitting patients to sue years after an alleged misdiagnosis or mistreatment. Presently, patients must file for such cases within 2.5 years after the alleged incident. The bill would amend the statute of limitations to when a patient first suspects... Read more

Executive Health Management

Improving Patient Safety by Cutting Misdiagnosis

2015 23 Nov

According to researchers at RTI International, the Baylor College of Medicine and Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Cente, it is time to take some action regarding misdiagnosis since nearly 12 million people in the U.S. are misdiagnosed annually. The opinion piece is published in the New England Journal of Medicine.Mark Graber, MD, a Senior... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Overdiagnosed and Overmedicated

2014 21 Feb

In a recent study published in the March edition of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, a team of researchers share their findings on the diagnosis and treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).With the aims of quantifying and characterising unjustified antimicrobial use for VAP as well as identifying risk factors associated with the... Read more


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