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Complications of Hyponatremia

  Hyponatremia is the name for abnormally low sodium levels in the blood. A number of underlying conditions in the human body can result in the sodium becoming diluted, increasing the water in the body and thereby causing cells to begin to swell. Problems with varying severity can result because of hyponatremia. It’s important to…
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Questions to Ask When Choosing a Medical Negligence Lawyer

If you or your loved one has been seriously injured by a medical professional — a doctor, nurse, obstetrician, surgeon, anesthesiologist, etc. —who do you turn to? With all of the lawyers claiming expertise in medical malpractice litigation, how do you decide who to hire? Who would be the best lawyer to trust with such…
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Medical Errors

  Babies who are born prematurely often have breathing issues, as well as other conditions, and may require admission into the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for additional care and close monitoring. This is a frightening time for any parent, especially because newborns are often rushed to the NICU with very little explanation as…
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The Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

  According to a new study published in the BMJ — formerly the British Medical Journal — researchers have determined that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States [1], trailing only heart disease and cancer. Based on the results of the study, medical errors result in the death of…
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The Importance of Fetal Heart Monitoring

  One of the greatest advances in the field of obstetrics has been the development of electronic fetal heart monitoring. It allows clinicians to evaluate, in real time, the adequacy of fetal oxygenation.
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Abnormal Fetal Presentations

  The position of the baby in the uterus is referred to as its “presentation.” It is important that obstetricians or midwives monitor the baby’s presentation as pregnancy approaches term to determine whether it is in the correct position for vaginal delivery, or whether other measures should be taken.