Surgeon Type Doesn't Affect Spinal Surgery Complications
Complication rates are similar for single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusions, whether the procedure is performed by a neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon, according to a study published in the Sept. 15 issue of Spine
Leprosy Still Occurs in the United States, CDC Reports
Leprosy, although quite rare, continues to appear in the United States, according to research published in the Oct. 31 issue of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Fewer Malpractice Claims Paid in the United States
The number of medical malpractice payments in the United States has dropped sharply since 2002, according to a new study. And compensation payment amounts and liability insurance costs for many doctors declined in recent years. These findings were published online Oct. 30 in the Journal of the American Medical Association
FDA Cautions Against 'Undeclared' Food Allergens
Some food labels may not reliably list all possible food allergens, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. The agency added that these "undeclared allergens" are the leading cause of FDA-requested food recalls.
How to Succeed As a Rare Disease Organization
Gordon and Gordon’s editorial “The Progeria Research Foundation: Its Remarkable Journey From Obscurity to Treatment”is a must read for the rare disease community. And the key takeaway message was quite simple...Working together is exponentially better than working alone.