Dr. Jonathan Cusack versus the General Medical Council

By SAURABH JHA   I spoke with Dr. Jonathan Cusack, consultant neonatologist at Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI), and former supervisor and mentor of Dr. Bawa-Garba, the trainee pediatrician convicted of manslaughter for delayed diagnosis of fatal sepsis in Jack Adcock, a six-year-old boy with Down’s syndrome. We had drinks at The George, pub opposite the Royal Courts of Justice. In the first part of the interview we discussed the events on Friday February 18th, 2011, the day of Jack presented to LRI. In the second part of the interview we talk about the events after fatal Friday – how the crown prosecution service got involved, the trial, the manslaughter charge, the tribunal and the General Medical Council.   The Role of Dr. O’Riordan Saurabh Jha (SJ): After Jack’s death what was Dr. Bawa-Garba’s immediate reaction? Jonathan Cusack (JC): I think it’s one of those moments one neither forgets nor recalls. I imagine the most overwhelming feeling was one of incredulity. How and why did Jack decompensate? It’d have struck her as physiologically implausible. Though she was experiencing that grief familiar to all pediatricians when a child dies, she was trying to understand why. She didn’t know that he died from Group A Streptococcal septicemia, then. SJ: She had no idea of the storm brewing. JC: No one had any idea of the storm brewing, for quite some time. No one could have predicted the predicament we find ours...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: NHS #BawaGarba @roguerad Source Type: blogs

Related Links:

In this study, forty-male Wistar albino rats were randomly divided into four groups (n = 10). Group A received normal saline. Group B received glycerol (10 ml/kg BW, 50% v/v in sterile saline, i.m.). Groups C and D were pretreated with Luteolin 100 and 200 mg/kg for 7 days, and thereafter administered Glycerol (10 ml/kg BW, 50% v/v in sterile saline, i.m.). Administration of glycerol significantly increased systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and mean arterial pressure. Renal protein carbonyl and xanthine oxidase increased significantly while significant reduction in ...
Source: Journal of Dietary Supplements - Category: Nutrition Tags: J Diet Suppl Source Type: research
Authors: de Biase S, Pellitteri G, Gigli GL, Valente M Abstract INTRODUCTION: Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder characterized by a pentad of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), cataplexy, sleep paralysis, hypnagogic/hypnopompic hallucinations, and disturbed nocturnal sleep. Treatment of narcolepsy remains challenging and current therapy is strictly symptomatically based. AREAS COVERED: The present manuscript is based on an extensive Internet and PubMed search from 1990 to 2020. It is focused on the clinical and pharmacological properties of pitolisant in the treatment of narcolepsy. EXPERT OPINION: Cur...
Source: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Pharmacother Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 September 2020Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): Andrew Jenkinson, Madhav A. Kittur, Ketan Shah
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 September 2020Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): Gururaj Arakeri, Vishal Rao
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionsUsing deep learning object detection technology, maxillary cyst-like lesions could be detected in approximately 75 –77%.
Source: Oral Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The main effects of T. s. stejnegeri envenomation are tissue swelling, pain, and local ecchymosis. We do not recommend the use of cold packs during first aid to reduce wound pain, as this may be a risk factor for wound necrosis. In addition, patients with bulla or blister formation should be carefully examined for subsequent wound necrosis. Antiplatelet use may worsen systemic bleeding. No severe rhabdomyolysis or renal failure was observed in this large case series, we therefore considered that they were not prominent effects of T. s. stejnegeri bite.
Source: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
Anna Winter was told it would take 48 hours to find out if her four-year-old was sick. It took four days.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news
Prolonged sleep deprivation can lead to severe health problems in humans and other animals. But why is sleep so vital to our health? A UCLA-led team of scientists has made a major advance in answering  this question and has shown for the first time that a dramatic change in the purpose of sleep occurs at the age of about 2-and-a-half.Before that age, the brain grows very rapidly. During REM sleep, when vivid dreams occur, the young brain is busy building and strengthening synapses — the structures that connect neurons to one another and allow them to communicate.“Don’t wake babies up during REM sleep...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Fresh restrictions on social gatherings in England, potentially involving limits on pub opening hours, appear to be on the cards soon as the British government seeks to suppress a sharp spike in new coronavirus infections
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
Test, which is only offered to children in British Columbia, involves gargling saline solution and spitting it into a tubeAuthorities in Canada have unveiled a new non-invasivecoronavirus test that avoids the need for intrusive nasal swabs, in a development which they hope will making testing easier and more accessible for students as they return to schools.The new testing method, unveiled Thursday, is a significant departure from the standard – and often painful – nasopharyngeal swab, which remains the most common method of detecting Covid-19.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Canada Coronavirus outbreak Science Americas World news Source Type: news
More News: Blogging | Cardiology | Children | Environmental Health | Group A Streptococcus | Health | Health Management | Heart | Ireland Health | Laboratory Medicine | Learning | Legislation | Lumbar Puncture | Medical Ethics | Medical Law | Men | Nightmares | Pediatrics | Radiography | Radiology | Renal Failure | Sleep Disorders | Sleep Medicine | Struck Off | Training | UK Health | Universities & Medical Training