New Warning About Hospitals and Preventable Blood Clots

New Warning About Hospitals and Preventable Blood Clots One out of three U.S. hospital patients is at risk for dangerous blood clots, but far fewer actually receive treatments to prevent the potentially life-threatening condition, according to a study released this week. “Blood clots are the most common preventable cause of death in hospital patients. It…

Duke University Hospital Surgical Tools Contaminated

Surgical Tools at Two Hospitals Washed with Hydraulic Fluid RALEIGH – Over two months last year, 3,800 patients at two hospitals run by Duke University Health System were exposed to surgery with instruments that were washed in hydraulic fluid instead of detergent, hospital regulators say. Duke Health Raleigh (formerly Raleigh Community) and Durham Regional hospitals…