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After A Birth Injury, Difficult Birth, or Fetal Distress, Is Your Baby Reaching Their Developmental Milestones?
04/01/12

After wondering if your baby is getting enough breast milk or formula, new parents worry most about their baby’s development. If your labor and delivery was difficult, or your baby had a lack of oxygen to the brain during birth, wasn’t breathing ...

A Delay in Diagnosing Superior Mesenteric Artery (SMA) Syndrome Can Cause Severe Malnutrition or Even Death
04/01/12

Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome can be a life-threatening gastrointestinal (GI) disorder caused by a compression of the third portion of the duodenum (part of the small intestine) in between the abdominal aorta (AA) and superior mesenteric ...

Osteomyelitis Can Develop if an Infection Was Not Diagnosed and Treated Properly
04/01/12

Osteomyelitis is inflammation or infection of a bone that is usually caused by bacterial infection. Bone infections in children are primarily hematogenous, or they originated in the blood, although osteomyelitis secondary to penetrating trauma, surge ...

The Signs of Kernicterus or a High Bilirubin in a Newborn are Obvious. How Can Some Doctors Miss It?
03/31/12

Kernicterus means “yellow kern” which is indicative of the part of the baby’s brain that is stained yellow. This yellowing occurs when a newborn develops hyperbilirubinemia or bilirubin encephalopathy. The sad thing is that kernicterus is a “ ...

A Child Who Had an E. coli Infection Can Develop Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), Kidney Damage or Renal Failure
03/31/12

The Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacterium can be found in contaminated food such as meat, dairy products, and juice. It can also be present in swimming pools or lakes that are contaminated with feces and at petting zoos. Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS ...

ABO Blood Incompatibility Can Cause High Bilirubin, Kernicterus Or Cerebral Palsy In A Newborn
03/23/12

ABO blood type incompatibility can occur when the blood type of the baby or newborn, differs from the mother’s blood type. This can happen if: In ABO hemolytic disease of the newborn, the maternal IgG antibodies for the specific ABO blood groups ca ...

What Causes Jaundice Or A High Bilirubin to Turn Into Kernicterus?
03/18/12

Many times it is medical malpractice or doctor error that leads to kernicterus and permanent brain damage in a baby. Kernicterus means “yellow kern” which is indicative of the part of the brain that is stained yellow. This yellowing occurs when a ...

Is It An Anesthesia Error If A Patient Develops Problems From Malignant Hyperthermia During Surgery?
03/15/12

Yes and No. Malignant hyperthermia is when the body’s temperature rises quickly after an anesthetic medication that can cause the high fever is administered. Unfortunately, Most cases of malignant hyperthermia are seen in children and adults younge ...

Spinal Cord Monitoring During Chest or Spine Surgery May Prevent Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis
03/10/12

The American Academy of Neurology has released guidelines that recommend monitoring during spinal surgery and certain chest surgeries to protect the spinal cord and lessen the danger of paralysis. Spinal cord monitoring or watching evoked p ...

Airplane Accidents Or Plane Crashes Are Not Always Caused By Pilot Error
03/10/12

Plane accidents do not occur as frequently as other types of transportation modes such as cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles and trains but when they do occur the injuries are usually more catastrophic or deadly. When you hear of an aviation accident u ...

You Were Admitted To The Hospital For An Infection And The Hospital Gave You A Worse Infection. Now What?
03/09/12

When you were admitted to a hospital because the doctors needed to treat an infection you had, the last thing on your mind was that you were going to get another infection. The sad reality is that every patient that is admitted to a hospital is at ri ...

Does Your Hospital Take Too Long To Transfer A Patient Having A Heart Attack?
02/29/12

Current research shows that about only one in ten patients having a heart attack or myocardial infarction (MI) are transferred to a heart hospital within the recommended 30 minutes. Many local hospitals or smaller community hospitals are not equipped ...

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