Health care industry responds to documentary on medical device risks

"The Bleeding Edge" speaks with patients suffering apparent complications from cobalt hip replacements and the Essure permanent birth control device
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Authors: Choi CJ, Lim H, Kim DS, Jeong YS, Park SY, Kim JE Abstract Among gastrointestinal emergencies, acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) remains a challenging clinical problem owing to significant patient morbidity and costs involved in management. Endoscopic hemostatic therapy is the mainstay of treatment and decreases the incidence of re-bleeding, the need for surgery, morbidity, and mortality. However, in 8%-15% of patients with UGIB, endoscopic hemostatic therapy does not successfully control bleeding. Trans-arterial coil embolization is an effective alternative treatment for endoscopic hemostatic f...
Source: Clinical Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Clin Endosc Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Although the limited sample size limits comparisons to larger studies, this initial finding suggests that TM implants may be suitable for immediate placement into failed implant sites. PMID: 31107931 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 May 2019Source: Polymer Degradation and StabilityAuthor(s): Juhyeon Lee, Yukito Urakawa, Suguru Motokucho, Hisayuki NakataniAbstractSelective flame retardant decomposition and polymer recycling in a polystyrene (PS) material containing hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) were studied using a paint-type copper phthalocyanine modified TiO2 (CuPcTiO2)/polyethylene oxide (PEO) photocatalyst system with three kinds of hindered amine light stabilizer (HALS) loadings. They were performed using visible light irradiation and additional thermal hybrid treatments. Mobility of the HALS with lightest wei...
Source: Polymer Degradation and Stability - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeEndoscopic approach represents a valid alternative to conventional septoplasty. The aim of this study is to analyze the objective and subjective data on 276 patients, who underwent traditional (147) or endoscopic (129) septoplasty.MethodsThis is a prospective observational study on 276 consecutive patients affected by deviated nasal septum (DNS), who underwent isolated septoplasty between 2011 and 2018. 147 of them were treated using an “open” approach, while 129 were treated with an endoscopic approach. The two groups were compared 3 months after surgery: the objective results (complications suc...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionThis technique will add to the neurosurgeons' arsenal for hemostasis and dural defect repair, in addition to the more standard and basic surgical maneuvers.
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
PMID: 31108515 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Ann Intern Med Source Type: research
AbstractIt has been estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO) that over 71  million people were infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in 2015. Since then, a number of highly effective direct-acting antiviral (DAA) regimens have been licensed for the treatment of chronic HCV infection: sofosbuvir/daclatasvir, sofosbuvir/ledipasvir, elbasvir/grazoprevir, sofosbuvir/vel patasvir, glecaprevir/pibrentasvir, and sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir. With these treatment regimens, almost all chronic HCV-infected patients, even including prior DAA failures, can be treated effectively and safely. It is therefore...
Source: Clinical Pharmacokinetics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Clinical predictors of future ischemic events in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are also risk factors for bleeding, with patients often at high-risk of both outcomes. We aimed to define the clinical outcomes and provision of guideline-recommended care in ACS management for different combinations of ischemic and bleeding risk defined using a combined GRACE and CRUSADE score.
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
UNITED NATIONS, New York –“I have met many women who have suffered tremendously during labour,” said Dr. Kenza Aden, a general practitioner in Djibouti. This is because most of her patients – like about 78 per cent of girls and women aged 15-49 in Djibouti – have undergonefemale genital mutilation (FGM).  “I’ve even seen women bleeding to death,” she continued. “And that’s why I’m scared of getting married and having children.” 
Source: UNFPA News - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
Conclusion: There was no difference between VTE recurrence and choice of anticoagulation in SCD patients with VTE. Bleeding events were lower for DOACs compared to VKA or LMWH.Acta Haematol
Source: Acta Haematologica - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
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