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Newborn Dies From Sepsis Secondary To Undiagnosed Infection HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTION Expert Case

Newborn Dies From Sepsis Secondary To Undiagnosed Infection

This case involves a male newborn delivered via C-section. The mom had been seen in the emergency room for fever with a temperature of 103. After the baby was born, labs and cultures were drawn due to the suspicion of chorioamnionitis. A placental sample t …

Patient Contracts Sepsis From Old Hospital IV HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTION Expert Case

Patient Contracts Sepsis From Old Hospital IV

…  an overweight 55-year-old woman who was admitted to the hospital with complaints of chest pain. On the same day, she underwent aortic …

Patient Develops Bacterial Infection From Untreated Bedsore HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTION Expert Case

Patient Develops Bacterial Infection From Untreated Bedsore

…  involves an elderly female patient who was admitted to the hospital after losing consciousness. She was diagnosed with pneumonia, taken to …  ICU, and intubated. For the remainder of her time at the hospital, she was given breathing assistance through a ventilator as well as …

Patient Develops Bacterial Infection Following Pacemaker Implant Surgery HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTION Expert Case

…  severe pain in her chest. The patient went to the hospital and it was determined that the lead detached and perforated the …  then replaced. Following the replacement procedure, an infection was suspected and a pericardial window was ordered. The procedure revealed signs of infection around the lead and a subsequent culture revealed an anaerobic …

Inmate With Cauda Equina Syndrome Allegedly Receives Inadequate Treatment HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTION Expert Case

…  history of spinal arthritis who was admitted to the hospital for several days with an acute gastrointestinal bleed. While being …  intervention, the patient subsequently passed away from hospitalacquired pneumonia. It was alleged that if the patient had been allowed …