Posts Tagged ‘ Cleveland Clinic ’

FDA Helps Industry Push Medical Device Innovation

Dec 4th, 2012 | By
FDA Helps Industry Push Medical Device Innovation

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. Goldman Talks Mesh Removals

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: Dangerous Medical Devices

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
What to Understand Pre-mesh: Graphic Videos of Mesh Removal and Sling Incision Treatment

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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We hope you find this a helpful resource. National News Editor, Jane Akre, began MDND with the hope of providing the latest news, information and perspective from the regulatory, industry and patient point of view, something that goes under-reported in much of the coverage of medical devices. The public is just now becoming aware that many devices do not undergo the same scrutiny as prescription drugs and are instead grandfathered in under an FDA loophole that has gone largely unchanged since the 1970s. As a result, patients become the post-market clinical trial subjects, and many suffer devastating and permanent injuries.