Posts Tagged ‘ Cleveland Clinic ’

FDA Helps Industry Push Medical Device Innovation

Dec 4th, 2012 | By
Medical Device Innovation Consortium logo

December 4, 2012 ~ The FDA will collaborate with the medical device industry it regulates in a public-private collaboration, all to speed up the approval of new devices. The newly formed nonprofit group,  Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC), has a goal of speeding up and simplifying the design and testing of medical devices, reports CBS
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Dr. Goldman Talks Mesh Removals

Apr 4th, 2012 | By
Dr. Howard Goldman, Cleveland Clinic

A woman who I am planning to do a Patient Profile on called me the other day. She had surgical mesh partially removed at the Cleveland Clinic with urologist, Dr. Howard Goldman, two weeks ago. She was on her way back to the Cleveland Clinic in extreme pain. She had been on the same antibiotic
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Consumer Reports: Dangerous Medical Devices

Apr 2nd, 2012 | By
Consumer Reports May 2012

April 1, 2012 ~ The May issue of Consumer Reports (here)  features an investigation into synthetic mesh and artificial hips – medical devices that escape rigorous testing to assure safety. Tens of millions of Americans are living with medical devices and whether a defibrillator, artificial hip or surgical mesh, – 90 percent of those devices
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What to Understand Pre-mesh: Graphic Videos of Mesh Removal and Sling Incision Treatment

Mar 27th, 2012 | By
Eroded mesh, YouTube video

The Cleveland Clinic is renowned for some pretty innovative procedures and reputable doctors. Among them, Dr. Howard Goldman provides video demonstrates a “simple sling incision” which cuts a synthetic sling used to treat incontinence if the patient is having complications. Many doctors feel anything other than a complete extraction leaves behind the complications of synthetic
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