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Reducing Readmissions with Re-Engineered Discharge Apparatus

1 month ago in Patient Focus

Reducing Readmission Rates Using the Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) Apparatus

Reducing readmission rates are a priority for many health care organizations. There are many reasons that readmission rates may increase and there are strategies to reduce readmission rates in facilities. The case study titled, “Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute Slashes Readmission Rates with AHRQ-based Discharge Program,” was chosen for this article. Reducing readmission rates means there is a change in the care …

Sage Therapeutics Reports Topline Results from Pivotal Phase 3 MOUNTAIN Study of SAGE-217 in Major Depressive Disorder

22 hours ago

Sage Therapeutics (NASDAQ: SAGE), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for people with debilitating brain disorders, today reported topline results from the pivotal Phase 3 MOUNTAIN Study evaluating the effect of SAGE-217 on depressive symptoms in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD). The MOUNTAIN Study did not meet its primary endpoint of a statistically significant reduction from baseline compared to placebo

FDA Received 6,000 Reports About Essure in 2018

6 months ago in Patient Focus

Isn't the FDA in place to protect patients? How did this go on for so long?

The FDA called the post-market surveillance study of the controversial birth control device “adequate.” Only 307 women have been enrolled in the Essure arm of the study.

The agency said it received about 6,000 medical device reports in 2018 related to the Essure birth control implant previously sold by Bayer. This is in addition to the nearly 12,000 reports the agency received in 2017 related to Essure. FDA said the n…

Intuitive Surgical da Vinci Maude Database Reports

8 months ago in Patient Focus

No they wouldn't because a lawyer would never take a case from a company that makes a scalpel. That's why Intuitive is a target and dare I say victim in many of these cases. Surgery is a risk regardless of the device(s) used during each case.

Black boxes installed in operating rooms

9 months ago in Patient Focus

I wouldn’t know. I have two different copies of my operative report detailing two different procedures. The DaVinci surge took longer than was anticipated (which is crazy bc robotic surgeries have a known issue of taking a lot longer to start with) and the hospital won’t give me the incident reports that the surgical techs submitted to Risk Management. The DaVinci logs are not available unless subpoenaed.

It can’t go both ways. If transparency isn’t a priority in innovation that is putti…

GW Pharmaceuticals and U.S. Subsidiary Greenwich Biosciences to Present Data on EPIDIOLEX (cannabidiol) Oral Solution at the American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting

24 hours ago

​GW Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: GWPH), the world leader in the science, development, and commercialization of cannabinoid prescription medicines, along with U.S. subsidiary Greenwich Biosciences announced today that a variety of data, including results from completed Phase 3 trials of EPIDIOLEX (cannabidiol) oral solution CV, will be presented at the American Epilepsy Society (AES) Annual Meeting, December 6-10, in Baltimore

Davinci- what a scam

9 months ago in Patient Focus

“The site's system logs were reviewed with a procedure date of (b)(6) 2018, error 23075 was identified pointing to the right gimbal, indicating that it possibly moved without the surgeon's hands on the grip” idiot

Btw, what is up with the known issue of the wires breaking at the weld? What is your welding process in manufacturing and at which plant?

Cytokinetics Announces New Results Presented at the International Symposium on ALS/MND

1 day ago

​Cytokinetics (Nasdaq: CYTK) today announced that new results were presented at the 30th International Symposium on ALS/MND in Perth, Australia, including additional analyses from FORTITUDE-ALS (Functional Outcomes in a Randomized Trial of Investigational Treatment with CK-2127107 to Understand Decline in Endpoints – in ALS), the Phase 2 clinical trial of reldesemtiv in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Predictive Oncology Confirms Indications of Interest for Skyline Medical Business

1 day ago

​MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Predictive Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: POAI), focused on applying artificial intelligence (“AI”) to personalized medicine and drug discovery, today announced that it has received indications of interest from several parties for the possible acquisition of its Skyline Medical division, which produces and sells the STREAMWAY System

Intuitive knew for years that tier robot was defective and did nothing to prevent injuries.

2 years ago in Patient Focus

No proof you say? Go read 2017-03-13 066 Redacted Pl MPSJ Memorandum from Pohly vs. Intuitive and get back too us.

A lot people know about these internal documents from Intuitive and they do prove the company knew. These documents have and will be continued to be used in injury court cases. They prove the Intuitive knew for years about their defective tools and told no one and didn't take them off the market even after injury and deaths started being reported. Since then 277 deaths ha…

Teladoc Health Expands Services with Personalized Nutrition Counseling

2 days ago

Teladoc Health, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC) today announced the continued expansion of its clinical services with the addition of Teladoc Nutrition, personalized nutrition counseling combined with specialized care from a registered dietitian. Providing virtual access to nutrition services as part of the Teladoc Health comprehensive continuum of care


3 years ago in Patient Focus

SAN JOSE, CA 95113-1090
RE: Saraniti v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
CASE NUMBER: 2013-1-CV-251195
RE: Wray, et al. v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
CASE NUMBER: 2013-1-CV-252128
RE: Hershey, et al. v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
CASE NUMBER: 2013-1-CV-254274
RE: Small v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
CASE NUMBER: 2013-1-CV-255587
The above entitled case has been set for a Special Settlement Conferenc…

Astellas Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Audentes Therapeutics

3 days ago

​Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., “Astellas”) and Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOLD, Chairman and CEO: Matthew R. Patterson, “Audentes”), today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Astellas to acquire Audentes

JNJ Hurts Women

4 years ago in Patient Focus

You can't be serious...

Something meant for babies should be safe for adults, and many adults use baby powder.

Cara Therapeutics Announces Positive Topline Data From Phase 2 Trial of Oral KORSUVA in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Pruritus

3 days ago

Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CARA), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing new chemical entities designed to alleviate pruritus by selectively targeting peripheral kappa opioid receptors, today announced positive topline results from its Phase 2 dose-ranging trial of Oral KORSUVA (CR845/difelikefalin) for the treatment of pruritus

Essure Victims Thread

4 years ago in Patient Focus

Persistence pays off and rewards you when you least expect it!!

da Vinci what a scam

4 years ago in Patient Focus

The DWASholes have 4 da Vinci scam threads on the site and they add up to over one thousand replies. Please go away.

Intuitive Surgical - Campaign To Stop Killer Robots

4 years ago in Patient Focus

Educated and read what is on the FDA's main page on any MDR report:

"Although MDRs are a valuable source of information, this passive surveillance system has limitations, including the potential submission of incomplete, inaccurate, untimely, unverified, or biased data. In addition, the incidence or prevalence of an event cannot be determined from this reporting system alone due to potential under-reporting of events and lack of information about frequency of device use. Because of this, MDRs…