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Fired Georgia Regents Medical Center nurse files whistle-blower lawsuit

...transplant unit needed more nurses, which would reduce patients' infections and injuries.The hospital issued a statement Tuesday responding...understaffed with nurses, which led to a rise in preventable infections and injuries, according to the lawsuit.She went to management...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-24/fired-georgia-regents-
Science, industry economics, patients are boosting research on rare disease drugs - and hope

...target the cause, not just symptoms, of cystic fibrosis, which causes sticky mucus to clog the lungs, triggering frequent infections and other complications. Kalydeco slows the disease's progression and eases breathing. Its list price is $311,000 a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-25/science-industry-economics
UGA Week: Masters is dear to Compton's hearts

...for Compton. It's complicated by his immune system and infections and anti-rejection drugs that are part of his life."Hopefully...players get. On the scheduled day, Compton was dealing with infections and running a fever of 103 degrees.He played anyway, not...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/news/uga-week-masters-dear-comptons-hearts
Aimee Copeland | The Augusta Chronicle

...May of 2012 because of a devastating infection called necrotizing fasciitis, which...fight to survive and recover from the infection attracted nationwide attention. One...two months in Augusta for a devastating infection, she's about to finish a master's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/people/aimee-copeland
Report finds wound-care device misused at Augusta VA

...hotline received a complaint in March 2014 that a sponge from the pressurized seal, which is designed to protect patients from infection, had "eviscerated" into the abdominal wall of a veteran who was in his late 50s and suffering from hypertension and anemia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-03-19/report-finds-wound-care-devi
Girl's death among 500 in one year in community care

...and crying and had a slight temperature, according to the state investigation. She was diagnosed the next day with an ear infection and prescribed a cephalosporin antibiotic.The next day, Fred Ssenjakko noticed red streaks in Christen's stool and was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-03-21/girls-death-among-500-one-ye
Blind woman sues senior care center over chemical burns

...she walked through a puddle of bleach and ammonia with thin socks on.Joyce Thomas suffered chemical burns that led to an infection and severe pain in her feet after walking through the puddle in the kitchen of Aging Gracefully Senior Care Services in Ladson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-14/blind-woman-sues-senior-care-
Nuggets drop Pelicans in double overtime

...Griffin had 11 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in 40 minutes in his return to the lineup after surgery to remove a staph infection in his right elbow. CAVALIERS 123, MAGIC 108In Orlando, Fla., Kyrie Irving scored 33 points, J.R. Smith had 25 and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-03-15/nuggets-drop-pelicans-double-
Residents fight sediment pollution from River Watch Parkway extension

...fears the line might rupture again and leave his 17-year-old son, who had a kidney transplant in December, vulnerable to infection because the homebound teenager has to drink a lot of water for recovery.Martin Shelton, an environmental attorney from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-10/residents-fight-sediment-poll
Paralegal accused in near $600,000 embezzlement pleads guilty after two days of trial, could be exposed to 50-year prison term

...her with the insurance settlement and pay all of the bills accumulated during 13 surgeries and medical treatments after an infection settled into the hip she broke."I kept getting the bills," Barrette testified. Barrette was one of 41 clients whose...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-10/paralegal-accused-near