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Anesthesia Assistance in Outpatient Colonoscopy and Risk of Aspiration Pneumonia, Bowel Perforation, and Splenic Injury.
Posted Date: 7/18/2018 2:33:00 PM
Issue: Gastroenterology - July 30, 2018 - Vol. 36 - No. 8
Author(s): Thomas M. Loughney, MD, FACP, FACG
Anesthesia assistance for colonoscopy is associated with an increased risk of aspiration pneumonia but not perforation or splenic injury.
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Autopsy-Detected Diagnostic Errors Over Time in the Intensive Care Unit.
Posted Date: 7/17/2018 11:16:00 PM
Issue: Pathology - July 30, 2018 - Vol. 47 - No. 3
Author(s): Felicia D. Allard, MD
The discrepancies between clinical and autopsy diagnoses persist despite advances in medical skills and technology.
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The Impact of Interruptions on Chest Radiograph Interpretation: Effects on Reading Time and Accuracy.
Posted Date: 7/10/2018 3:52:00 AM
Issue: Radiology - July 30, 2018 - Vol. 46 - No. 9
Author(s): Kevin Kalisz, MD
Presence of interruption during image interpretation by a radiologist is associated with significantly greater image interpretation time.
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NOT RECLUSE—A Mnemonic Device to Avoid False Diagnoses of Brown Recluse Spider Bites.
Posted Date: 6/25/2018 2:13:00 PM
Issue: Family Practice - June 30, 2018 - Vol. 47 - No. 8
Author(s): David L. Swanson, MD
If there is >1 lesion, it's raised, and it's wet or huge, then it’s NOT RECLUSE.
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A Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effect of a Double Check on the Detection of Medication Errors.
Posted Date: 5/29/2018 9:33:00 PM
Issue: Hospital Medicine - May 30, 2018 - Vol. 16 - No. 3
Author(s): Suchita Shah Sata, MD
While nurses do double-check when administering high-risk medications, it is not an error-free process.
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Cross-Disciplinary Analysis of Lymph Node Classification in Lung Cancer on CT Scanning.
Posted Date: 5/15/2018 7:10:00 PM
Issue: Pathology - May 30, 2018 - Vol. 46 - No. 12
Author(s): Cherie Paquette, MD, MS

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NOT RECLUSE—A Mnemonic Device to Avoid False Diagnoses of Brown Recluse Spider Bites.
Posted Date: 4/17/2018 5:24:00 PM
Issue: Dermatology - April 30, 2018 - Vol. 34 - No. 9
Author(s): David L. Swanson, MD

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Evaluation of Idiopathic Transverse Myelitis Revealing Specific Myelopathy Diagnoses.
Posted Date: 1/29/2018 9:05:00 PM
Issue: Neurology - January 30, 2018 - Vol. 24 - No. 5
Author(s): Marc Winkelman, MD
Most patients with suspected idiopathic transverse myelitis (ITM) have an alternative specific myelopathy diagnosis. A presumptive diagnosis of ITM can lead to incorrect diagnosis affecting patient treatment.
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We Want to Know: Eliciting Hospitalized Patients' Perspectives on Breakdowns in Care.
Posted Date: 1/25/2018 10:02:00 PM
Issue: Hospital Medicine - January 30, 2018 - Vol. 15 - No. 10
Author(s): Emily Gottenborg, MD
Fisher et al showed that almost 40% of hospitalized patients perceive breakdowns in care, with 35% of them perceiving harm, highlighting the potential for patients to guide improvement efforts.
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Clear Cell Carcinoma of Salivary Glands Is Frequently p16 Positive: A Pitfall in the Interpretation of Oropharyngeal Biopsies.
Posted Date: 12/26/2017 6:12:00 PM
Issue: Pathology - December 30, 2017 - Vol. 46 - No. 6
Author(s): Cherie Paquette, MD, MS

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Pediatric Erythema Multiforme in the Emergency Department: More Than Just a Rash.
Posted Date: 11/20/2017 4:41:00 PM
Issue: Emergency Medicine - November 15, 2017 - Vol. 45 - No. 12
Author(s): Alyssa Siegel, MD

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Factors Associated With Delayed Presentation and Misdiagnosis of Testicular Torsion: A Case-Control Study.
Posted Date: 11/6/2017 5:28:00 PM
Issue: Pediatrics - November 15, 2017 - Vol. 44 - No. 10
Author(s): Alyssa Siegel, MD
Delayed presentation of testicular torsion is associated with isolated abdominal pain, history of recent genital trauma, or underlying developmental, cognitive, or social disorder, and is 3 times more likely to result in orchiectomy.
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Management of Esophageal and Pharyngeal Perforation as Complications of Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery.
Posted Date: 11/3/2017 8:48:00 PM
Issue: Neurosurgery - November 30, 2017 - Vol. 18 - No. 8
Author(s): Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, FRCS(C), FACS
Esophageal perforation is a rare but potentially lethal complication of anterior cervical spinal surgery.
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Differing Interpretations of Report Terminology Between Primary Care Physicians and Radiologists.
Posted Date: 10/27/2017 2:12:00 PM
Issue: Radiology - October 30, 2017 - Vol. 45 - No. 10
Author(s): David L. Bushnell, MD
When describing malignancy on diagnostic imaging exams, using the phrase "consistent with" may cause confusion with primary care referring physicians.
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Interpretive Error in Radiology.
Posted Date: 10/27/2017 2:12:00 PM
Issue: Radiology - October 30, 2017 - Vol. 45 - No. 10
Author(s): David L. Bushnell, MD

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Appropriate Reconciliation of Cardiovascular Medications After Elective Surgery and Postdischarge Acute Hospital and Ambulatory Visits.
Posted Date: 10/16/2017 4:01:00 PM
Issue: Internal Medicine - October 30, 2017 - Vol. 55 - No. 6
Author(s): Rachel E. Thompson, MD, FHM
Errors in medication reconciliation at discharge postoperatively are not infrequent.
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Assesment of Malpractice Claims Due to Spinal Epidural Abscess.
Posted Date: 9/7/2017 5:36:00 PM
Issue: Neurosurgery - September 30, 2017 - Vol. 18 - No. 5
Author(s): Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, FRCS(C), FACS
Quick diagnosis and treatment of spinal epidural abscess lead to fewer lawsuits.
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Pediatric Erythema Multiforme in the Emergency Department: More Than Just a Rash.
Posted Date: 9/6/2017 7:52:00 PM
Issue: Pediatrics - September 30, 2017 - Vol. 44 - No. 8
Author(s): Alyssa Siegel, MD

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Frequency and Type of Situational Awareness Errors Contributing to Death and Brain Damage: A Closed Claims Analysis.
Posted Date: 8/11/2017 4:56:00 PM
Issue: Anesthesiology - August 30, 2017 - Vol. 45 - No. 8
Author(s): Niraja Rajan, MBBS
Situational awareness is a core element for decision-making and patient safety in anesthesia.
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Quantifying Geographic Variation in Health Care Outcomes in the United States Before and After Risk-Adjustment.
Posted Date: 4/6/2017 2:09:00 PM
Issue: Neurosurgery - April 30, 2017 - Vol. 17 - No. 11
Author(s): Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, FRCS{C}, FACS
Variation in health care outcomes across the United States should not be extrapolated from administrative reporting data.
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