Yael Gershtansky

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To conduct a retrospective analysis of incident reports concerning dental injury, the most common cause for litigation against anesthesiologists, to determine specific risk factors that will help in formulating a risk reduction strategy for this clinical problem. DESIGN Retrospective chart review of a large professional liability insurer.(More)
INTRODUCTION The number of negligence claims against physicians and health institutes is increasing and has become a serious financial problem. Reporting adverse events became a mandatory behavior for quality assurance purposes and for preparing potential claims. AIM To evaluate endoscopists' reports on adverse events in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).(More)
Upper-arm weakness (paresis) or paralysis in the newborn (Erb's palsy) usually indicates peripheral-nerve damage to the brachial plexus. Its location lateral to the lower cervical spine (C5-T1) renders it susceptible to injury by pressure or traction during pregnancy, labor or delivery. The Medical Risk Management (MRM), a "Madanes" group company, routinely(More)
INTRODUCTION The number of malpractice claims against physicians and health institutes in Israel is increasing continuously, as in the rest of the Western world. This trend became a serious financial burden. AIM In this study we analyzed reports of gastroenterologists on colonoscopy adverse events to the medical malpractice insurer, as well as(More)
BACKGROUND Removal of retained placental tissue postpartum and retained products of conception (RPOC) abortion is done by uterine curettage or hysteroscopy. Trauma to the endometrium from surgical procedures, primarily curettage, can cause intrauterine adhesions (Asherman's syndrome) and subsequent infertility. The incidence of malpractice claims relating(More)
INTRODUCTION The number of malpractice claims against physicians and health institutes is increasing continuously in Israel as in the rest of the Western world, and has become a serious financial burden. AIM In this study we analyzed the reports of gastroenterologists on endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)(More)
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