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February 2018 Archives

Reducing the number of cellulitis misdiagnoses

New York residents who have suffered from cellulitis probably know that the condition is hard to diagnose correctly. Many patients can be diagnosed with a similar condition called pseudocellulitis, so called because the symptoms (red, warm, swollen, tender skin) are almost exactly the same. This can be a critical mistake because cellulitis, being a bacterial infection, can spread to the blood vessels and cause a blood infection.

Bile duct injuries: the cause and their symptoms

In New York and elsewhere, surgical errors are all too common. In gallbladder surgery, for instance, the surgeon may traumatize the bile duct, causing it to form scars and become narrower. This condition is known as a bile duct stricture. When bile is prevented from draining into the intestine, it can back up into the liver and leak into the abdominal cavity. The result is obstructive jaundice.

New study considers impact of collision avoidance systems

A study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has shown the positive effect of having lane departure and blind spot warning systems in cars. The researchers looked at over 5,000 accidents occurring in 2015 and involving the type of situations that the systems were designed for, and they found a significant decrease in the number of single-vehicle crashes among cars that were equipped with these systems. New York car buyers will want to know the full results.

Report says nursing homes abuse patients with sedation

Many nursing homes in New York and across the U.S. are abusing their patients through the inappropriate use of antipsychotic drugs, according to areport released by Human Rights Watch. To use these drugs as a way to control patients' behavior is a violation of federal regulations as well as of international human rights laws.

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