Surgery

Inhaled betadine leads to rare complication

A routine step in preparing for cleft palate surgery in a child led to an unusual—but not unprecedented—case of lung inflammation (pneumonitis), according to a report in the The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.

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Speaking up improves anaesthesiological treatment, study finds

(Medical Xpress)—Errors in the operating theatre can have tragic consequences. Researchers from ETH Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich demonstrate that the efficiency of anaesthesia teams depends greatly on their ...

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Parents read lips of woman with flesh-eating bug

(AP) -- The parents of a young Georgia woman battling a flesh-eating bacterial infection said Monday they've learned to read lips and are communicating with their daughter despite a breathing tube in her throat.

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