Mandatory Newborn Infant Screening

Many Preventable and Treatable Biochemical Disorders Should Be Discovered After Birth Everyone is probably familiar with the fact that newborn infants are routinely screened for hypothyroidism. Well, not only is it routine, it is mandatory. Since 1977, hypothyroidism and, over time, a number of other potential debilitating disorders are required to be screened in all
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Advances in Colon Cancer Detection and Prevention

Recent, reputable study supports the use of virtual colonoscopy as a primary screening tool A recent study in the October 4, 2007 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine reported that non-invasive or computed tomographic colonography (CTC – or virtual colonoscopy) was just as effective as invasive colonoscopy (OC -optical colonoscopy) in screening for
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Gastric Bypass Surgery Complication: Petersen’s Hernia

Currently, I am handling the case of a young woman who underwent gastric bypass surgery and developed a Petersen’s hernia, i.e., a hernia of the small intestine into the mesentery. The hernia required emergent surgical repair, but the repair was alleged to have been done incorrectly, resulting in additional surgeries, extensive loss of bowel and
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Burden of Proof Shifts to Defendants When Guide Wire Left in Patient During a Code

Appellate Division Rules that “Anderson v. Somberg” Applies On March 12, 2007 the Appellate Division decided the case of Gronostajski v. Sabin, et al., confirming that the principles of Anderson v. Somberg would apply even in a emergent “Code” situation. In Anderson, the patient was having back surgery, and, during the operation, a piece of
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