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Unanticipated Adverse Event with Altis Sling: Study Reveals 7 out of 125 Patients with Groin Pain

In the JMIG study, 7 out of 125 women reported groin pain within 6 weeks of receiving an Altis Sling. “125 women underwent a midurethral single incision sling…In the hospital based Ambulatory Surgical Unit… 2 patients reported unanticipated Adverse Events (AE’s) …The office based Ambulatory Surgical Unit…7 patients reported unanticipated AEs”….The Journal of Minimally [...]

2023-09-16T22:53:03+00:00October 14th, 2023|News, Vaginal Mesh|0 Comments

Thoracic Epidural Abscess: Early MRI and Emergent Surgical Evacuation Required

Misdiagnosis of thoracic epidural abscess can result in paraplegia, wheelchair dependence, bowel and bladder incontinence, and loss of sexual function. “Based on the results, investigators recommend an early MRI of the spine, laboratory workup, abscess culture followed by empiric antibiotics, and immediate surgical decompression when neurological deficits are present” … Michael Steinmetz, MD Greg [...]

2023-09-16T22:33:22+00:00October 11th, 2023|Medical Malpractice, News|0 Comments

Artificial Stone Toxic Dust: Pirfenidone approved to treat Silicosis in China

Artificial stone manufacturing has led to a re-emergence of silicosis, and this has triggered new interest in the mechanism that silica damages the lung. “Lung transplantation is the main modality for the treatment of end-category silicosis, and it can help patients with end-category fibrosis to live longer…Pirfenidone…approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration [...]

2023-09-16T22:28:43+00:00October 9th, 2023|News, Stone Cutter Lung Injury|0 Comments

Artificial Stone Silicosis Update: Common Chinese Medicine Delays Progression of Disease

Outbreaks of silicosis have occurred among workers in the artificial stone (AS) industry. “Outbreaks of silicosis have occurred among workers in the artificial stone (AS) industry, and there is currently no effective anti-fibrosis treatment for silicosis After treatment for 3-12 months...Tetrandrine can control and delay the progression of artificial stone associated silicosis”...Wen-hong Wu, MD, [...]

2023-09-16T22:23:52+00:00October 5th, 2023|News, Stone Cutter Lung Injury|0 Comments

Single-Incision Mini-Slings the Future has Been Predicted

Dr. Greg Vigna, “The utility of the Coloplast Altis sling and Boston Scientific Solyx is questionable at best. The FDA still does not support their safety or efficacy despite the FDA’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Device panel recommending more studies of mini-slings for stress urinary incontinence in 2011. Their utility has been called to question [...]

2023-09-16T22:18:58+00:00October 2nd, 2023|News, Vaginal Mesh|0 Comments

Grade IV Heel Decubitus Ulcer with Osteomylitis: Surgical Consultation Recommended

Prevention of heel decubitus ulcers are paramount because this location is the most difficult of decubitus ulcers to manage. “In adults presenting with one or more heel pressure injuries stage IV complicated with bone infection involving surrounding tissues, a surgical approach must be performed to support the wound healing and prevent major amputation. Grade: [...]

2023-09-16T22:03:32+00:00September 29th, 2023|Decubitus Ulcer, News|0 Comments

FDA’s Current Position is that Safety and Efficacy of Mini-slings Have Not Been Adequately Demonstrated

The Coloplast Altis sling and the Boston Scientific Solyx sling remain on the market despite the continued FDA position. “Women have not been warned of the FDA’s current position that ‘The safety and effectiveness of mini-slings for female SUI have not been adequately demonstrated' which is a big problem for the implanting doctors," states [...]

2023-09-16T22:00:23+00:00September 27th, 2023|News, Vaginal Mesh|0 Comments

Silicosis Data Suggest Epidemic Coming for Those Employed in Stone Benchtop Industry

Dry processing of artificial stone is a highly hazardous work practice that has been reported in association with silicosis in many countries. “Among 544 stone benchtop industry workers screened, 95% worked with artificial stone … 117 (28.2% were diagnosed with silicosis (median age at diagnosis 42.1 years), and all were male”… Ryan F. Hoy, [...]

2023-09-16T21:54:16+00:00September 25th, 2023|News, Stone Cutter Lung Injury|0 Comments

Epidural Abscess: Emergent Surgical Evacuation is the Mainstay of Treatment

Prompt surgical decompression and evacuation with concurrent antibiotic treatment seem to be state-of-the-art therapy for such a condition. “Irrespective of the age group, in the presence of acute neurological deterioration, surgical treatment should be performed aiming to preserve the patient’s neurological status or to prevent further worsening. Concurrent antibiotic treatment … is mandatory to [...]

2023-09-16T21:42:55+00:00September 21st, 2023|Medical Malpractice, News|0 Comments

Úlceras Por Decúbito Adquiridas en Hospitales o Residencias de Ancianos; Requieren Hospitalización Intensiva Prolongada

Los hospitales de atención intensiva prolongada tienen un programa y pagos que facilitan la atención integral de los pacientes con úlceras por decúbito graves. El Dr. Greg Vigna, abogado nacional especializado en negligencia médica, declaró: “Estas úlceras por decúbito profundas grado III y grado IV causadas por una atención deficiente en un hospital o [...]

2023-09-16T18:50:04+00:00September 19th, 2023|Espanol|0 Comments
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