Lab tests often play a central role in what diagnosis a patient receives. These tests must be tracked and performed appropriately so that the doctors get proper information upon which to make a correct diagnosis. When the lab tests come back with incorrect information, the patients can suffer greatly.
Cervical cancer is a potentially life-threatening illness, but it is highly preventable and very treatable in its early stages. Cervical cancer develops in the cervix, which is a section of the uterus. It's caused by human papillomavirus, HPV, which comes in over 100 strains.
When a radiologist fails to diagnose an injury or illness, the results can be devastating. According to one radiologist at Skokie Hospital, failing to diagnose is the number one cause of medical malpractice lawsuits in radiology.
Considering the sheer amount of people who die annually from heart attacks and heart disease, you'd think doctors would have no trouble determining if someone is having a heart attack or not. However, the reality is that many doctors and patients themselves are often unsure exactly what's happening. It's not always as cut and dry as people assume.
Learning that you have been diagnosed with cancer is never easy. You know that you are literally in the fight of your life, so you fight back with every treatment in your oncologist's arsenal.
Each day across Louisiana, hundreds if not thousands of patients either go to their doctor's office and have a routine medical procedure performed on them or are admitted to the hospital to have surgery. Of those who do, a small percentage face complications, some relatively small and others life-threatening.
Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkin's University announced today a partnership that will work to revolutionize how diseases are diagnosed and treated through system engineering practices and rigorous data analysis.
In radiology, the most common cause of medical malpractice lawsuits is failure to diagnose. The number one diagnosis is breast cancer. Lung cancer and fractures are the second and third missed diagnoses, respectively.
It's only natural to trust your medical team. After all, these people are supposed to have more experience and knowledge than you. Even so, since you know your body better than anyone else, it's imperative that you pay close attention to your diagnosis and treatment.
There is no denying the fact that you need to trust your medical team to a certain degree. If you don't, you will never receive the medical attention you require.