The medical journal The Lancet recently condemned unnecessary cesarean section surgery as a “global epidemic.” In the U.S., almost one in three births is by cesarean section — a dramatic change from a even a few decades ago. How did this major, risky abdominal surgery become mainstream so fast?
Care in a special heart surgery unit at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., became so troubled that last year one in 10 patients died and others suffered devastating complications before procedures were halted, a year-long investigation by the Tampa Bay Times found.
Amy Hayes, a 5-year-old shot in Baltimore — and who by a stunning and tragic coincidence is the younger sister of Taylor Hayes, a 7-year-old who was fatally shot in July — was in stable condition, undergoing surgery Tuesday, family members said.
After nearly 25 years leading the board that manages Harford County's two hospitals, Dr. Roger Schneider has stepped aside to concentrate on his "first love," medicine, and to make way for new blood in the leadership ranks.
There have been 8,509 transplants from January to March of this year nationwide, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Doctors in Baltimore and elsewhere have successfully transplanted organs and other body parts from deceased donors to living candidates.
A few years ago, Ravens defensive tackle Brandon Williams learned he has a degenerative eye condition called keratoconus. He worried it might be career-shortening, but he's optimistic after undergoing a new procedure called cross-linking to strengthen his corneas.
A 26-year-old man checked himself into a hospital with a gunshot wound to his torso. He was immediately taken into surgery, police said. Also a 52-year-old man checked himself into a hospital with a gunshot wound to his thigh.
Gov. Larry Hogan's office does not plan to file an ethics complaint against the president of the Senate, who they accused of pressing the administration to interfere in a decision to approve open-heart surgery at a hospital in Annapolis.
After four surgeries, physical therapy sessions three times a week, and multiple pairs of the light-up shoes, 3-year-old Kendall Brockenbrough continues to struggle to walk since she was shot in the left leg last September in East Baltimore.
A month later, Atkins was in Baltimore for an operation. The procedure a Johns Hopkins doctor performed was so new he's since submitted a paper on it to a medical journal for peer review and publication later this year and has given presentations on it to doctors from around the world.
Hospital administrators want to see more cases worked out in the same manner and are trying to push legislation that they say would make it easier for doctors to admit when a procedure or surgery goes wrong without having to testify about it in court later. They argue it would put more compensation in the hands of patients, rather than lawyers, and enable them to come up with a treatment plan for the patient more quickly.