Posts Tagged 'black box'

Essure Faces New U.S. Restrictions

essure facing new sales restrictions in U.S.The sale and implantation of Essure in the United States is facing a new set of federally-mandated restrictions, and the government has left the enforcement of that mandate to the company that manufactures the device being restricted.

In response to a decline in demand for its female sterilization solution that quite literally spans the globe, Bayer ceased sales of Essure in every market on the planet except the United States late ...

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FDA Warns That Some Antibiotics May Cause Severe Nerve Damage

An antibiotic class known as fluoroquinolones has been linked to serious nerve damage when taken orally or by injection. The condition is known as peripheral neuropathy. It can be severe, comes on suddenly, and may be permanent. A story posted on WebMD details how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) elevated the warnings regarding these drugs and their potential adverse effects.

Fluoroquinolones are commonly used antibiotics. They are frequently used for the treatment of respiratory infections ...

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Surgical “Black Box” in Development to Prevent Medical Errors

A Toronto hospital is working on developing a device that seeks to protect patients in the operating room. The system, detailed in a recent article in Forbes, would be installed in operating rooms in order to cut down on surgical errors. It would consist of a number of microphones and cameras that are poised to track and record the movements and communications within the room.

The “black box” could be used to analyze and interpret the ...

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