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Douglas D. Brunette, MD; March 2005
The challenges of examining and imaging a hospitalized morbidly obese patient delay diagnosis, threatening the patient's life.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. December 16, 2004;9:1-2.
McNeil DG Jr. New York Times. August 19, 2005;National Desk section:1.
This front page article in The New York Times reviews flying object incidents in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. A number of dramatic cases are described (including several that were fatal), as are some of the challenges, both technological and procedural, in preventing this safety hazard.
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Ehrmeyer SS, Laessig RH. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2007;45:766-773.
The authors discuss point-of-care testing (POCT), advocate for manufacturers to take responsibility for improving the reliability of POCT results, and call on clinicians to do their part by responding to test results effectively.