Intensive-care medicine http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/42045/all en Brazilian doctor charged with seven murders, may have killed 300 - investigator http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130327/brazilian-doctor-charged-seven-murders-may-have-killed-300-pros <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Anthony Boadle</p> <p>BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian doctor who was charged with killing seven patients to free up beds at a hospital intensive care unit may have been responsible for as many as 300 deaths, according to a Health Ministry investigator.</p> <p>Prosecutors said Dr. Virginia Soares de Souza and her medical team administered muscle relaxing drugs to patients, then reduced their oxygen supply, causing them to die of asphyxia at the Evangelical Hospital in the southern city of Curitiba.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130327/brazilian-doctor-charged-seven-murders-may-have-killed-300-pros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Intensive care medicine Intensive-care medicine Intensive-care unit Labor Law Medicine Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:30:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5795757 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil murder doctor probed over more deaths http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/brazil-murder-doctor-probed-over-more-deaths <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Brazilian doctor charged with murdering seven hospital patients is now being investigated in connection with hundreds more similar cases of suspicious deaths.</p> <p>A team led by health ministry investigator Mario Lobato is re-examining the 1,872 deaths that have happened over the past seven years in the intensive care unit led by 56-year-old Virginia Soares de Souza.</p> <p>On Sunday, Lobato said in an interview with Globo television that 20 of these deaths at the Evangelical hospital in the southern city of Curitiba are now deemed suspicious and 300 more are under review.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/brazil-murder-doctor-probed-over-more-deaths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Intensive-care medicine Labor Law Soares de Souza AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:47:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796485 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil murder doctor probed over more deaths http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/brazil-murder-doctor-probed-over-more-deaths-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Brazilian doctor charged with murdering seven hospital patients is now being investigated in connection with hundreds more similar cases of suspicious deaths.</p> <p>A team led by health ministry investigator Mario Lobato is re-examining the 1,872 deaths that took place over the past seven years in the intensive care unit led by 56-year-old Virginia Soares de Souza.</p> <p>So far, "20 suspicious cases have already been processed at the request of the prosecutor's office for investigation," said Paula Brisola, head of the Nucrisa specialized civilian police unit handling health crimes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/brazil-murder-doctor-probed-over-more-deaths-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Intensive-care medicine Labor Law AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:45:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796642 at http://www.globalpost.com