Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Health Care Safety Index February/March 2016

Here are healthcare safety issues that have appeared in the news and medical journals throughout the last 60 days or so:
In an article published in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, the authors recommended an MRI to investigate the possibility of adjacent infections in pediatric patients suffering from septic arthritis. A threefold increase of an adjacent infection was present in patients with three or more of the following risk factors: age older than 4 years; symptoms longer than three days, C-reactive protein (CRP) greater than 13.8 mg/dL; platelets less than 314,000/microL; and absolute neutrophil count  higher than 8600/microL.

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