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Hyponatremia and Prevent Progressive Cerebral Edema

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Posted: May 2, 2016

Ms. FB was a 39-year-old female with a history of abnormal uterine bleeding, anemia, an enlarged uterus with multiple intramural, submucosal uterine leiomyoma(s) and uterine retroversion. Ms. FB was a patient of obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. FJ who performed a preoperative workup and recommended surgical therapy. By all accounts in the medical history surgical treatment was indicated as Ms. FB suffered from chronic anemia due to abnormal uterine bleeding despite the use of medical therapy and the uterus was grossly enlarged. Ms. FB elected a uterus conserving operation and when her hemoglobin and hematocrit levels were satisfactory Ms. FB was admitted to ****** ******** General Hospital for surgery on February 2009.

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Infection from an IV Leading to Complications

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Posted: April 25, 2016

Ms. SLK is a 33-year-old woman with a history of hysterectomy, oophorectomy, shoulder surgery and depression.  She had an L/S discectomy L4-5 for low back pain 10/20/2008.

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Cardiomyopathy Malpractice Case

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CASE SYNOPSIS (AME#1640056)
 
Posted: April 13, 2016

This is the case of a pregnant female who was admitted on 4/4/2009 with preeclampsia.  Patient underwent a C-section and was discharged on 4/8/2009.

Patient was re-admitted on 4/20/2009 with CVA.  Cerebral angiography revealed an embolus in the right mid cerebral artery.  Patient received Retavase.  An echocardiogram performed on 4/20/2009 revealed an EF of 40%.  Aspirin was prescribed and patient was discharged.

On 4/26/2009, patient was re-admitted with another CVA.  Patient underwent mechanical thrombectomy and thrombolysis.  Patient is left with significant residual neurologic deficits.

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Ovarian Tumor

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CASE SYNOPSIS (AME#1650051)
 
Posted: April 13, 2016

Dr. CC operated on this patient on 10/13/2003 for a 25 cm right ovarian tumor through a low transverse incision. Her pre op CA 125 was elevated at 235. He drained 4500 cc of fluid from the tumor with spillage in order to remove it. The path report indicated an ovarian tumor of Low Malignant Potential (LMP). The patient denied she was informed that this was a low grade cancer. On 01/1/2005 a biopsy diagnosed recurrent ovarian tumor “of at least Low Malignant Potential ." The patient was referred to a gynecologic oncologist, who determined the large pelvic–abdominal tumor was not respectable and chemotherapy was started.

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Veterans Hospitals and Medical Malpractice Actions

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CASE SYNOPSIS (AME#1656456)
 
Posted: March 21, 2016
 
As a result of recent directives, Veterans Administration hospitals now are surveyed and accredited by the Joint Commission (formerly known as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations). The Joint Commission accredits all 152 VA medical facilities in the United States.
 
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