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Heart Surgery Infection: 2 Patients in Quebec Diagnosed with NTM

Victor Lewin
Friday, March 17, 2017

Heater-cooler devices are commonly used during open chest surgeries and other operations to control a patient’s blood temperature through use of temperature-controlled water. The machines have been under scrutiny recently due to international reports of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections associated with the devices. ..

Heart Surgery Infection: Heater/Cooler Infections Found in Canada

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Two major Canadian hospitals have begun the process of notifying thousands of their patients who have undergone open-heart surgery since 2012 of the possible risk of contracting non-tuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM) from heater-cooler devices that are used to control a patient’s blood temperature during surgery.  ..

Medical Devices Failures - Is the Trend Growing?

Victor Lewin
Friday, January 30, 2015

As our population ages, bones, joints and other body parts weaken and grow frail with the passage of time. Artificial implants are becoming more and more prevalent in today's society. Along with the increase in artificial implants comes an increase in complaints about a number of the artificial products that are being implanted. ..