Iatrogenic Disease

Publication Title: 
Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy

Samuel Hahnemann attributed fundamental importance to the principle of similitude, promoting it to a 'natural law'. Observing that enantiopathic or allopathic treatment produced enduring aggravation of the disease symptoms after a brief and transitory initial relief, he systematised homeopathic treatment, prescribing substances that provoke similar symptoms in healthy individual.

Author(s): 
Teixeira, M. Z.
Publication Title: 
European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery: The Official Journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery

AIM: To systematically review the literature on vascular injuries caused by acupuncture. METHOD: Systematic literature search in Medline and PubMed. RESULTS: Twentyone cases were identified and the majority developed symptoms in direct connection with the acupuncture treatment. Three patients died, two from pericardial tamponade and one from an aortoduodenal fistula. There were five more tamponades, seven pseudoaneurysms, two with ischaemia, two with venous thrombosis, one with compartment syndrome and one with bleeding. The two patients with ischaemia had remaining sequeleae.

Author(s): 
Bergqvist, D.
Publication Title: 
European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery: The Official Journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery

AIM: To systematically review the literature on vascular injuries caused by acupuncture. METHOD: Systematic literature search in Medline and PubMed. RESULTS: Twentyone cases were identified and the majority developed symptoms in direct connection with the acupuncture treatment. Three patients died, two from pericardial tamponade and one from an aortoduodenal fistula. There were five more tamponades, seven pseudoaneurysms, two with ischaemia, two with venous thrombosis, one with compartment syndrome and one with bleeding. The two patients with ischaemia had remaining sequeleae.

Author(s): 
Bergqvist, D.
Publication Title: 
JAMA facial plastic surgery

BACKGROUND: A grafting technique that uses diced cartilage without fascia, which improves formability while maintaining long-term stability, would be a welcome addition to the rhinoplasty armamentarium. METHODS: A diced cartilage glue graft was recently introduced as the Tasman technique. The technique has been used by one of us (A.-J.T.) in 28 patients who were monitored clinically for 4 to 26 months. Sonographic morphometry of the graft was used in 10 patients with a maximum follow-up of 15 months, and 2 biopsies were obtained for histologic examination.

Author(s): 
Tasman, Abel-Jan
Diener, Pierre-AndrÈ
Litschel, Ralph
Publication Title: 
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety

BACKGROUND: For Ascension Health's Healthcare That Is Safe strategy, Sacred Heart Hospital (SHH) and Columbia St. Mary's (CSM) served as alpha sites to develop strategies to eliminate perioperative adverse events (POAEs). The alpha sites set an interim goal of a 50% reduction of POAEs, then 100%, or elimination of POAEs by July 2008.

Author(s): 
Ewing, Hella
Bruder, Greg
Baroco, Paul
Hill, Maria
Sparkman, Lora P.
Publication Title: 
Revista Peruana De Medicina Experimental Y Salud Publica

Puerperal fever is a disease that becomes epidemic in the eighteenth century as a result of two factors: the urban working masses generated by the industrial revolution and the progressive hegemonization and medicalization of birth care in large public hospitals. Institutionalized maternal death reached figures above 30%, while in the case of birth care provided by midwives, it was than 2%.

Author(s): 
Salaverry GarcÌa, Oswaldo
Publication Title: 
Polski Tygodnik Lekarski (Warsaw, Poland: 1960)
Author(s): 
Godlewski, J.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Kolouch, F. T.
Publication Title: 
Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Author(s): 
Van Dyck, R.
Publication Title: 
Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne De Psychiatrie

OBJECTIVE: To examine the possibility that hypnosis has significant iatrogenic effects on dissociative identity disorder (DID). METHOD: This paper reexamines previously published data that have been interpreted as indicating that hypnosis does not exert significant iatrogenic effects on DID. RESULTS: The use of hypnosis is associated with differences in DID phenomenology and number of DID patients in treatment. CONCLUSION: Hypnosis may have significant iatrogenic effects on DID.

Author(s): 
Powell, R. A.
Gee, T. L.

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