Good Decision - Bad Outcome

by Hal Mooz 24. December 2012 11:02

Teen dies after 'routine' wisdom tooth surgery

When 17-year-old Jenny Olenick went in to have her wisdom teeth removed, her parents weren’t worried. After all, wisdom tooth extraction is so common these days that it’s almost become a rite of passage for teens. “She was supposed to be out of there in an hour and a half,” Jenny’s mom, Cathy Garger, told TODAY. “Just something we all do, going to the dentist. She was supposed to resume normal functioning within about four days or so.”

But the routine procedure quickly took a tragic turn. Just 15 minutes after Garger and her husband dropped Jenny off at the clinic they received an urgent call from the oral surgeon’s office.

Though Garger and her husband were worried, they still had no idea of how badly things had gone wrong during the “routine” procedure on March 28, 2011. When they got to the hospital, doctors told them the outlook was bleak. Their daughter died 10 days later.

The autopsy report revealed that the apparently healthy teen had died of “hypoxia while under anesthesia for a tooth extraction.” In other words, she’d been deprived of oxygen for so long that her brain was severely damaged. Sometimes when patients are under anesthesia their heart rate can slow, and then the body gets less and less oxygen if doctors can’t get their heart back up to speed. Jenny’s death was ruled to be an accident.

According to the American Association for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons cases like Olenick’s and Kingery’s are rare, albeit tragic. In fact, the association’s records show that the risk of death or brain injury in patients undergoing anesthesia during oral surgery is 1 out of 365,000. While maintaining that safety standards are stringent, the organization still encourages patients to ask their dentists the tough questions.

Though these kinds of tragic outcomes are rare in healthy patients, there are some important questions to ask your doctor or dentist before undergoing anesthesia, Fleisher said.

First, you want to make sure that there will be someone other than the surgeon monitoring your blood pressure, heart rate and breathing, Fleisher said.

“It’s also appropriate to ask what kind of monitoring equipment will be there and who will be doing the monitoring,” Fleisher said. “Do they have the proper equipment if someone stops breathing? Do they have a plan to deal with emergencies?”

For those with serious medical conditions it might make sense to talk to your internist before scheduling a dental procedure that will require anesthesia, Fleisher said.

http://todayhealth.cdn.today.com/_news/2012/04/06/11054507-teen-dies-after-routine-wisdom-tooth-surgery?lite&lite=obnetwork

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What Judgment BasisjQuery15208525861546496098_1356106873787?

by Hal Mooz 21. December 2012 09:21

Woman plans to marry the man convicted of murdering her twin sister

It's a story that would require suspending disbelief in a soap opera: a woman marrying her twin sister's alleged killer. The betrothed in this case are an Argentine couple, Edith Casas and Victor Cingolani, the latter of whom is serving 13 years in prison for the 2010 murder of Johana Casas, Edith's sister. (He maintains his innocence.) The pair are to be wed Friday. The bride's mother is aghast over the pending nuptials, saying her daughter is "guilty of a terrible betrayal." Edith defends her boyfriend of five years, saying "Victor is not a violent person" and that the couple have "no doubts about what we’re doing. We love each other." That's what we call true romance.

http://now.msn.com/edith-casas-is-marrying-victor-cingolani-who-is-convicted-of-killing-her-twin-sister

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What Judgment Basis?

by Hal Mooz 21. December 2012 09:21

Woman plans to marry the man convicted of murdering her twin sister

It's a story that would require suspending disbelief in a soap opera: a woman marrying her twin sister's alleged killer. The betrothed in this case are an Argentine couple, Edith Casas and Victor Cingolani, the latter of whom is serving 13 years in prison for the 2010 murder of Johana Casas, Edith's sister. (He maintains his innocence.) The pair are to be wed Friday. The bride's mother is aghast over the pending nuptials, saying her daughter is "guilty of a terrible betrayal." Edith defends her boyfriend of five years, saying "Victor is not a violent person" and that the couple have "no doubts about what we’re doing. We love each other." That's what we call true romance.

http://now.msn.com/edith-casas-is-marrying-victor-cingolani-who-is-convicted-of-killing-her-twin-sister

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Addiction Based Decisions Can Lead To Major Consequences

by Hal Mooz 18. December 2012 17:43

Matt Bush sentenced for third DUI

Matt Bush a former top overall major league draft pick, has been sentenced to four years and three months in prison for a drunken driving hit-and-run crash in Florida.

Authorities say Bush's blood alcohol level was 0.18 percent - more than twice the legal limit - when he hit 72-year-old Tony Tufano's motorcycle and left the scene in North Port, about 40 miles northwest of Fort Myers

As part of a deal, the 27-year-old pleaded no contest Tuesday to driving under the influence with serious bodily injury. Six other counts in the March crash were dropped. Because it's his third DUI, Bush will also lose his license for 10 years. He has already spent nine months in jail.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/matt-bush-former-top-draft-pick-sentenced-to-prison-third-dui-hit-and-run-crash-121812?

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Even a TWEET Can Be A Permanent Error

by Hal Mooz 18. December 2012 16:53

Suso fined over Twitter comment

Liverpool's Suso has been fined £10,000 (about $16,000) by the Football Association for calling teammate Jose Enrique "gay" on Twitter. Suso last month posted a photo of Enrique having his teeth whitened with the comment: "What f*** is he doing? This guy is gay... he does everything except play football."

Suso has been reprimanded for the remark.

"The charge, which the player admitted and requested a paper hearing, was that he acted in a way which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute in that the comment was posted on his Twitter account and included a reference to a person/s sexual orientation and/or disability."

http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/premierleague/story/suso-fined-over-gay-twitter-comment-about-liverpool-teammate-jose-enrique-121812

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Doctrine Change Decision Frees Prisoners

by Hal Mooz 17. December 2012 17:02

East Bay Judge Orders Release of Prop. 36 Inmates

44-year-old Manuel Pena of Richmond will be home for the holidays, after spending 18 years in prison for stealing a pair of tennis shoes and a wallet. His prior crimes had been for robberies in the late 1980s.

Contra Costa County judge Clare Maier on Monday held the county's first hearing to consider early release for the three inmates who qualify for re-sentencing under Proposition 36, which included the fates of Pena, and two other inmates: Rudoph Casillas and Kelly Lee Starnes.

Pena was one of the first people sentenced under California's Three Strikes law, and on Monday, he became one of the first inmates in the state released thanks to Prop. 36, the voter approved measure prohibiting judges from imposing a life sentence on repeat offenders who commit minor crimes.

Before the passage of Prop. 36, anyone who committed two serious felonies could be sent to prison for 25 years even if the third crime was not serious. Prop. 36 now makes only a violent or serious felony count as a "third strike."

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Dealing With Predictable Uncertainty

by Hal Mooz 14. December 2012 12:22

First Thoughts: The importance of picking your fights

To explain why U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice pulled out of consideration for the secretary of state post, it’s important to remember this: A president only gets a finite number of fights with Congress, especially in the first year of a second term (which may be the last BIG year a president can win fights with Congress). And appointing Rice as secretary of state was going to be a fight, no doubt about it. So if you’re a White House with a big upcoming agenda (resolving the fiscal-cliff situation, passing comprehensive immigration reform, maybe tackling energy or education) and if you’re split on the top choice on the secretary of state (our reporting indicates that Rice was never the clear-cut favorite), sometimes the path of least resistance is the smart play. And Rice made that very point in her interview on “Rock Center” with NBC’s Brian Williams: “I didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged -- very politicized, very distracting, and very disruptive. Because there are so many things we need to get done as a country.”

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/14/15906445-first-thoughts-the-importance-of-picking-your-fights?lite&ocid=msnhp&pos=1

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The Decision Driving Hoarding Addiction

by Hal Mooz 8. December 2012 17:14

Not 'just crazy cat ladies': Hoarding gets new diagnosis

Reality TV has brought national attention to hoarding, and now a recent change in the influential psychiatric diagnosis guide may actually bring help for millions of Americans suffering from the isolating condition.

Hoarding – a psychological condition that can result in homes crammed floor to ceiling with papers, junk mail, books, clothing and other “valuables”-- has been associated with obsessive-compulsive behavior, although experts have long held that the two disorders aren’t necessarily connected.

In the revised, fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), "hoarding disorder" becomes a separate diagnosis, characterized by a "persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value."

The revised diagnosis should “result in more people having access to treatment," says Randy Frost, a professor of psychology at Smith College who specializes in hoarding issues. "Right now, there are very few clinicians who know how to treat it. Once it shows up in DSM, there will be much more pressure on clinicians to train in how to treat this problem."

http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/07/15757938-not-just-crazy-cat-ladies-hoarding-gets-new-diagnosis?lite&ocid=msnhp&pos=4

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An Intuition Based Mistake

by Hal Mooz 6. December 2012 16:21

Le oops! 18th century French chateau razed 'by mistake'

Residents of a sleepy French village in Bordeaux have been left dumbfounded after discovering their local 18th-century chateau was completely bulldozed "by mistake."

The mayor's office in Yvrac said Wednesday that workers who were hired to renovate the grand 140,000-square-foot manor and raze a small building on the same estate in southwest France mixed them up.

"The Chateau de Bellevue was Yvrac's pride and joy," said former owner Juliette Marmie. "The whole village is in shock. How can this construction firm make such a mistake?"

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/05/15702961-le-oops-18th-century-french-chateau-razed-by-mistake?lite


 

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Fact and Emotion Fired Up Decision

by Hal Mooz 5. December 2012 15:16

West Point cadet quits, cites 'criminal' behavior of officers

A West Point cadet publicly announced his decision to quit the prestigious military academy just months before graduating to protest what he sees as the illegal infusion of military procedures and events with fundamentalist Christian proselytizing. "Countless officers here and throughout the military are guilty of blatantly violating the oaths they swore to defend the Constitution," wrote Page, who was slated to graduate in May. "These men and women are criminals, complicit in light of day defiance of the Uniform Code of Military Justice through unconstitutional proselytism, discrimination against the non-religious and establishing formal policies to reward, encourage and even at times require sectarian religious participation."

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/04/15676692-west-point-cadet-quits-cites-criminal-behavior-of-officers?lite

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