Medical Malpractice Continues to Worsen Prognosis of Preventable Cervical Complications and Death in Women

In our experience a diagnosis of late stage cervical cancer despite regular gynecological visits is often the result of medical malpractice.  Because of advances in medicine, cervical cancer is nearly always curable when discovered early or before cancer has become invasive. Thanks to breakthroughs … [Read more...]

SAGES Approach to Minimizing Injury During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Patients in need of gall bladder removal often choose a laparoscopic (less invasive) approach for their cholecystectomy. This is because, in general, laparoscopic patients benefit from reduced pain, faster return to normal activities, and reduced risk of surgical site infection with a laparoscopic … [Read more...]

Superbug Reaches Pittsburgh Hospital

The superbug CRE outbreak that struck UCLA hospital in February has come to Pittsburgh. Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) has had at least one patient confirmed to have contracted a strain of deadly carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) after undergoing an endoscopic procedure called ERCP. At … [Read more...]

FDA Warns Against Power Morcellators

There has been much written about the relationship between power morcellators for fibroid surgery and onset of disseminated cancer. Though the debate goes on, Andrew Kaunitz, editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal Watch Women’s Health, commented, "Today’s FDA’s announcement … [Read more...]

Cervical Cancer Kills

According to Journal Watch.org over 10% of U.S. women have not been screened for cervical cancer in the past five years. One quarter of women without health insurance are unscreened. It is tragic that one of the few cancers that is readily diagnosable and curable continues to kill thousands of women … [Read more...]