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Philips Electronics HeartStart MRx Defibrillator: Class I Recall – Defects in Gas Discharge Tubes May Cause Device Failure

AUDIENCE: Emergency Medicine, Risk Manager, Nursing ISSUE: Philips is recalling the HeartStart MRx Defibrillator due to a defect in the device’s Gas Discharge Tube (GDT). The GDT has micro cracks which allows internal gasses to escape and causes the tubes to not function as expected. This also permits an electrical current surge to cross the … Continue reading Philips Electronics HeartStart MRx Defibrillator: Class I Recall – Defects in Gas Discharge Tubes May Cause Device Failure

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Taxol Weekly More Effective with Less Side Effects than Taxotere Weekly or Every Three Weeks

A recent study found that getting paclitaxel (Taxol) weekly had more benefits than getting paclitaxel​ every 3 weeks for women diagnosed with breast cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes or women diagnosed with breast cancer that hadn’t spread to the lymph nodes but was considered high risk. Getting paclitaxel​ every week also had … Continue reading Taxol Weekly More Effective with Less Side Effects than Taxotere Weekly or Every Three Weeks

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Patients Sue B. Braun alleging defect in Aesculap replacement knees

Medical device maker B. Braun concealed from regulators problems with its line of ceramic-coated artificial knees and promoted the products to surgeons despite knowing some of their Aesculap knee replacement devices were prone to fail, a lawsuit filed in a California court alleges. The Bethlehem-based company’s Aesculap Implant Systems subsidiary marketed the “advanced surface” ceramic … Continue reading Patients Sue B. Braun alleging defect in Aesculap replacement knees

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Compensation Still Available for 9/11 Injury and Cancer Victims

Victims of post 9/11 related illnesses and injuries. Compensation still may be available through the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and free medical treatment may be available for individuals that suffered from any of the following conditions through the World Trade Center Health Program. If you or a loved one have suffered from a cancer … Continue reading Compensation Still Available for 9/11 Injury and Cancer Victims

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