Monthly Archive: January 2007

Jan 30 2007

Surgical Error: Missing towel = Lost kidney

An article popped up in my email a few days ago, and I thought I would share it. A young man in California had undergone surgery for a kidney problem. Afterwards he had a great deal of pain and was not healing properly. They finally discovered that a 1×2 foot surgical towel had been left …

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Jan 29 2007

More on MRSA – It just doesn’t stop

I heard this weekend from a woman who read my columns about MRSA. She shared her experience — how she contracted MRSA seven years ago, and a recent experience with surgery. She was frustrated because, for the most recent surgery, she was put on a floor in the hospital that was just for MRSA patients …

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Jan 29 2007

More on MRSA – It just doesn’t stop

I heard this weekend from a woman who read my columns about MRSA. She shared her experience — how she contracted MRSA seven years ago, and a recent experience with surgery. She was frustrated because, for the most recent surgery, she was put on a floor in the hospital that was just for MRSA patients …

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Jan 26 2007

When Being a Tattle Tale is All for the Good

Yesterday I saw the surgeon who was part of my misdiagnosis story for the first time in 2-1/2 years. He was one of the good guys in the story. He did what he was supposed to do, and did it to his best ability. But I realized as we were chatting, that he was also …

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Jan 25 2007

MRSA on the Today Show

Excellent piece this morning on the Today Show about MRSA, the superbug infection that resists any of the drugs developed to treat it. I’ve written two of my columns, and blogged about it before about it, including my interview with Dr. Betsy McCaughey who founded RID: Reduce Hospital Infections. RID has developed 15 steps patients …

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