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Misdiagnosed Colon Cancer

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Posted: January 20, 2016

A 41 year-old female first complained of rectal bleeding on February 16, 1999. It was a violation of the standard of care to not refer her to colonoscopy at that time.

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Musculotaneous Nerve Damage Following Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery

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Posted: January 20, 2016

A patient with a diagnosed large tear of the supraspinatus and infraspinatus rotator cuff tendons by MRI. The condition was producing considerable pain and functional difficulty for the patient. He was scheduled for an arthroscopic repair of the shoulder with a decompression… Almost a full year from the day of surgery and the impression this patient has profound atrophy, the nerve repair was not feasible and the suggestion was to get the carpal tunnel release done. In other words the injury to the musculotaneous nerve was permanent.

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DNR and Ascertaining Competency

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Posted: January 12, 2016

Ms. RMM, born in 1935, was treated for IgA/IgG  biclonal multiple myeloma with VAD chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant that was performed in January 2000. She relapsed in September 2002 and was again treated with VAD. She responded and relapsed on several occasions, each time only with the IgG component and each time responding to VAD....December 1, 2006 for dehydration with plans for hydration and tube feeding. However, she was not hydrated or fed at all that day.

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Possible Side Effects of Trazodone

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Posted: January 12, 2016

Trazodone is an antidepressant drug that's prescribed to treat the symptoms of depression.

Trazodone is in a class of medications called serotonin modulators, which work by moderating levels of serotonin (a neurotransmitter) in the brain. Common side effects of trazodone include: dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, vomiting, headache, nausea, and xerostomia. Serious side effects can include chest pain, difficulty breathing, and a painful erection that will not go away (priapism).

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Hip Replacement Complications

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Posted: January 5, 2016

Dr. BK, M.D., on January 5, 2007 evaluated Ms. SE in regards to left and right hip pain that had been present since the year 2003.  He indicates that in February 2005, she had a right hip replacement, as well as prior back surgery in May 2006 and March 2004.

A month later she was seen in the emergency room at ****** Hospital with the history, "Heard pop while walking up stair of home."  She was x-rayed and found to have a "proximal femur fracture postop hip replacement" on the left side.

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