Patient Focus Board Message Board

Welcome to the Patient-focused board. Here you can feel free to anonymously share your experiences with surgical procedures, medicine, and anything else related to healthcare treatments and their effect on patients.

Botulinum Toxin (Botox, Dysport) Nightmare

3 months ago in Patient Focus

I hear you! 10 years of Botox with no issues and then second round of Dysport and within hours I felt dreadful. Resulted in anaphylaxis days later with a trip to ER. Too many symptoms to mention but brain ‘numbness’ sore jaw, dropping twitchy eye lids, numb right side of face, shortness of breath, swollen tongue, Inability to Swallow, chest pain, anxiety, pins and needles, paralysed limbs, palpitations, heartrate shooting up in the middle of the night, uncontrollable shakes and twitches, …

What's the Strategy in the U.S. for Neovasc's Reducer?

5 months ago

Neovasc (Nasdaq: NVCN) is a medical device company primarily known for Reducer, which is a minimally invasive device that helps treat patients with refractory angina. The device has been approved in Europe

Reducing Readmissions with Re-Engineered Discharge Apparatus

9 months 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 …

FDA Received 6,000 Reports About Essure in 2018

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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…

Davinci- what a scam

1 year 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?

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

3 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…


4 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…

Onconova Therapeutics Stock Flying on Anticipated Data

6 months ago

Onconova Therapeutics' stock (NASDAQ:ONTX) is on a tear in the last week, jumping over 90% on the anticipated company update being presented in February 17 at Noble Capital Markets’ Sixteenth Annual Investor Conference.

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.

Intuitive Surgical Acquires Orpheus Medical

6 months ago

Intuitive Surgical (Nasdaq: ISRG) announced they have acquired Orpheus Medical, a company that provides hospitals with information technology connectivity and expertise in processing and archiving surgical video.

Layoffs Reported at Zimmer Biomet

6 months ago

​According to the medtechy company forums​, as well as Cafepharma, Warsaw, IN based Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) is rumored to have had significant layoffs this week.

da Vinci what a scam

5 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.

Andreessen Horowitz Launches Third Bio Fund

6 months ago

Well known venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, announced they have launched their third bio fund, called BioFund III, years after saying they would never "do bio" as the firm's primary focus concentrates on investments

Intuitive Surgical - Campaign To Stop Killer Robots

5 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…

Can Upcoming Catalysts Help Onconova Therapeutics Stock Rebound?

6 months ago

Onconova Therapeutics (Nasdaq: ONTX) has had a rough start to the year with their stock down 35% so far in 2020. The company announced a $10 million stock offering at the end of December, which has continued weighing on the stock even after closing in early January