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Medical devices lag in iPod age

Patients' safety is at risk, experts say

By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Globe Staff / December 29, 2008

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A 32-year-old woman was on the operating table for routine gall bladder surgery, and doctors needed a quick X-ray. To keep her chest still while the image was shot, her ventilator was switched off. But the anesthesiologist, distracted by another problem, forgot to turn the breathing machine back on. The woman died. (Full article: 1023 words)

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