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Study finds AMD being misdiagnosed

Up to 25 percent of age-related macular degeneration cases may have been missed by eye care professionals according to a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology. This condition largely impacts Kentucky residents and other Americans who are age 50 and older. Those who have it could lose their vision permanently. To obtain the data for the survey, researchers from the University of Alabama took a second look at 664 patients who had an average age of 69.

Exagen promotes lupus awareness month by offering AVISE test

Every year, May is Lupus Awareness Month across Kentucky and the rest of the country. Despite the severity of the disease, recent polling shows that nearly two-thirds of Americans are not familiar with the disease. This is unusual given 5 million people have lupus worldwide.

Diagnosis errors the top cause of medical malpractice claims

Kentucky readers may be concerned to learn that diagnostic errors are the top cause of medical malpractice claims in the United States. A recent study was conducted by Coverys, a Boston-based medical liability insurer.

Study shows data entry software could limit medical errors

According to recently published research, data entry software can not only can save medical facilities millions but also significantly limit ultrasound and dual-energy X-ray (DEXA) radiology reporting errors. For Kentucky patients, this could be the difference between accurate and inaccurate medical records.

Cellulitis: what it is, and how to avoid its misdiagnosis

Cellulitis is a bacterial infection affecting the skin and tissue; it often develops on the face, neck, and lower leg. Its symptoms, which include red, swollen skin that's warm to the touch, are common to other conditions and are especially similar to pseudocellulitis. This frequently leads to misdiagnoses of cellulitis. Those in Kentucky who have suffered from this condition should know about a new study that's aiming for more accurate diagnoses.

Flesh-eating bacteria and flu misdiagnosis

During flu season in Kentucky, many people visit their doctors to report symptoms such as fever, aches, chills, coughing and congestion. In some cases, flu-like symptoms can signify the presence of flesh-eating bacteria, a condition known as necrotizing fasciitis. The condition destroys a person's skin and soft tissue and can require surgical removal of the affected parts of the body to save the patient's life.

Tips to prevent wrong-site surgery

The doctors and surgeons practicing throughout Kentucky are well-trained and bound by a duty of care for their patients. Despite that, these surgeons aren't infallible. According to a study undertaken by Johns Hopkins in 2016, as many as 250,000 deaths across the country were due to medical mistakes attributed to doctors or hospitals.

The conditions that doctors most often misdiagnose

Every year in Kentucky and across the U.S., health care professionals misdiagnose serious health conditions. Those who experience symptoms connected to any of the following conditions may want to consult with a doctor as soon as possible.

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