Real recovery time for MTBI: New study concludes difficulties at 1 year post-mtbi are common

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A new study published in JAMA Neurology further debunks the myth often heard by defense doctors in litigation: everyone recovers from an mTBI within 6 to 8 weeks. The study compared the persistent, injury-related functional limitations following mild traumatic brain injuries to those following orthopedic traumas. The researchers concluded “most patients with mTBI presenting to… Read more »

Draeger medical recalls breathing circuits and anesthesia sets

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https://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/ListofRecalls/ucm629799.htm The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death Recalled Product: Draeger Medical, Inc. VentStar and ID Breathing Circuits and Anesthesia Sets · Model/Item Numbers: · MP00349, MP00350, MP00351, MP00352, MP00361, MP00374 (VentStar Circuits and Anesthesia Sets) ·… Read more »

ZIMMER BIOMET, INC. RECALLS SPINAL FUSION AND LONG BONE STIMULATORS DUE TO LACK OF ADEQUATE VALIDATION AND CONTROLS TO ENSURE PRODUCT CLEANLINESS T

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https://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/ListofRecalls/ucm626704.htm The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death. Recalled Products: Osteogen Implantable Bone Growth Stimulator, SpF PLUS-Mini Implantable Fusion Stimulator, and the SpF-XL Implantable Spinal Fusion Stimulator · Serial numbers: All serial numbers expiring prior to March… Read more »

CUISINART RECALLS 8 MILLION FOOD PROCESSORS DUE TO RISK OF INJURY

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Santa Clara, CA: Cuisinart is recalling about 8 million (in addition, about 300,000 were sold in Canada) food processors following reports of injury. The food processor’s riveted blade can crack over time and small, metal pieces of the blade can break off into the processed food. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers. Conair has received 69 reports… Read more »

DEATHS LINKED TO VASCU-GUARD PATCH

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BAXTER VASCU-GUARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR PATCH LINKED TO DEATHS AND SURGICAL ADVERSE EVENTS Washington, DC: The FDA has issued a warning regarding Baxter International Inc.’s Vascu-Guard Peripheral Vascular Patch (also referred to as the Vascu-Guard patch). The agency has recently received multiple adverse event reports associated with carotid endarterectomy (CEA) surgery. Click here to read more about this… Read more »

SKI AND SNOWBOARD HELMETS RECALL

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Head USA Recalls Ski and Snowboard Helmets Due to Head Injury Hazard. Click here to read more information regarding this important recall.http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Head-USA-Recalls-Ski-and-Snowboard-Helmets/#.VsY2aFeUnsE.email

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