Posts Tagged ‘Adverse Reactions’

Radio Show with Dr. Mark Davis on how to protect yourself and family from infection during medical procedures.

Sunday, September 13, 2015 | By William Tinker | 2 Comments

Dr. Mark Davis is the author of “Irresponsible; What Surgeons Won’t Tell You and how to Protect Yourself” (2015 Amazon.com), a must read for a member of every family. Sooner or later, everyone, or a family member, will face surgery or an invasive medical procedure, such as dialysis or colonoscopy. DrMarkDavisAuthor of over 40 medical articles and several books, he will discuss how patients can empower themselves and take charge of their own treatment, by learning how best to identify a safe surgeon and a safe facility.

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FDA Recalled Bicarbonate Additives Used During Kidney Dialysis

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 | By Scott | No Comments

ATTENTION:

On June 27, 2012 the FDA recalled the two leading bicarbonate additives used during kidney dialysis since 2003. These products, GranuFlo and Naturalyte, can cause cardiac arrest and stroke in dialysis patients. If you or a loved one are on kidney dialysis and suffered cardiac arrest or stroke after 2003, please call 1-800-279-6996 and fill out the contact form at www.dialysisrecall.com to determine whether you have a claim.

This office is also investigating the stock losses which occurred to the company selling these products: Frenesius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA (stock symbol: FMS). If you own shares of FMS, please call the same number and fill out the contact form to determine your right to recover your losses.

Please complete a contact form at www.dialysisrecall.com or call 1-800-279-6996 if you need more information and to join the lawsuit.

Joseph R. Santoli, Esq.
340 Devon Court
Ridgewood NJ 07450-1810
1-800-279-6996

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Single-Use versus Reusable Dialyzers: The Known Unknowns

Thursday, January 31, 2013 | By Scott | 3 Comments

Ashish Upadhyay, Marie Anne Sosa, Bertrand L. Jaber

The practice of reusing dialyzers has been widespread in the United States for decades, with single use showing signs of resurgence in recent years. Reprocessing of dialyzers has traditionally been acknowledged to improve blood–membrane biocompatibility and prevent first-use syndromes. These proposed advantages of reuse have been offset by the introduction of more biocompatible membranes and favorable sterilization techniques. Moreover, reuse is associated with increased health hazard from germicide exposure and disposal. Some observational studies have also pointed to an increased mortality risk with dialyzer reuse, and the potential for legal liability is another concern. The desire to save cost is the major driving force behind the continued practice of dialyzer reuse in the United States. It is imperative that future research focus on the environmental consequences of dialysis, including the need for more optimal management of disinfectant-related waste with reuse, and solid waste with single use. The dialysis community has a responsibility to explore ways to mitigate environmental consequences before single-use and a more frequent dialysis regimen becomes a standard practice in the United States.

Dialyzer reuse has been practiced in the United States for decades but remains a topic of ongoing controversy.

Read more in the Clinical Journal of the Society of Nephrology

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DIALYSIS REUSE ISSUES

Friday, October 12, 2012 | By arlene | No Comments

http://www.lectlaw.com/med/med09.htm

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