September 26, 2011
An Ellicott City obstetrician is accused of botching a woman's surgery last year, removing a healthy ovary and fallopian tube on the patient's right side when the doctor was supposed to excise a cyst on the left, according to a complaint filed in Baltimore Circuit Court. The alleged mistake left Nadege Neim, 31, with diminished fertility and facing a second surgical procedure to treat the remaining ovary, her lawyers say. Last week, she and her husband filed a medical malpractice suit seeking unspecified damages against Dr. Maureen Muoneke of Women's Care LLC, claiming the doctor operated on the wrong body part, neglected to get Neim's consent for the removal of anything and caused damage to her marriage.
September 27, 1991
It is as easy to call "Rambling Rose" the best American movie in months as it is difficult to say why.Set in Depression-era Georgia, this film hits the viewer with the force of a Peter Taylor short story or a novel by Reynolds Price -- Southern fiction at its Chekhovian best. That is to say that "Rambling Rose" is filled with characters who are at once true to life and people you'd like to know. It seems at first "merely" a good, somewhat leisurely story until, before you know what's happened to you, it reaches deep into your heart.
February 27, 2000
Hand Center doctor performs new cyst removal procedure Dr. Stacey H. Berner, medical director of the Hand Center at Carroll County General Hospital and Northwest Hospital Center, has become the first surgeon at these sites to use a new procedure to deal with ganglion cysts on the wrist. The procedure, arthroscopic ganglionectomy, avoids the traditional surgical removal of the cyst at the wrist joint. Instead, an electrothermal device is used to remove the cyst. Berner is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.
January 12, 2009
A while ago, blog reader Michelle asked for help for a teething baby. I asked Dr. Daniel Levy, a pediatrician who chairs the oral health task force for the Maryland chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, for his tips. Here's what he wrote back: "Teething, or the eruption of the first (deciduous, or 'milk,' teeth) commonly occurs in infants in the period between 4 months and 18 months, with the average around 6-12 months. The bottom two teeth (lower incisors) tend to erupt first, followed by the middle or lateral upper incisors.
October 14, 1991
I WOKE up one morning a few months ago and realized I had some sort of little lump on my lower eyelid. Was I concerned? Concern is not the word for it. I was frantic. I regard any kind of lump-bump on my body with mortal fear. So I called my doctor, who referred me to an ophthalmologist, who gave me an appointment early the next century. Just kidding; actually, it was six weeks. But in my mental state, it might as well have been 2001. I arrived, sick with fear, at the doctor's office and was duly examined.
July 27, 2010
Oniel Cousins has endured sprains and tears of varying degrees. But the 6-foot-4, 315-pound offensive tackle was not prepared when he began experiencing problems with his throat last month. Soon after, doctors discovered a cyst attached to Cousins' esophagus, and the subsequent operation to remove the cyst is the primary reason the third-year pro began Ravens training camp on the physically-unable-to-perform list Tuesday. Cousins' troubles began innocently enough. "It started out as a little strep throat, and that got better," he recalled.