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Are Sorin 3T Heater-Coolers Putting Patients in Danger?

The Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler, a medical device used during surgery to cool and warm patients, is at the center of a controversy after both patients and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claim its use has resulted in injuries and death. The companies behind the Sorin 3T Heater-Coolers include Sorin Group USA, Sorin Group Deutschland GMBH and LivaNova PLC. The devices are often used during heart surgeries. Sorin 3T Heater-Coolers use water, warming blankets and heat exchangers to warm and cool patients’ blood. It is designed to enable surgeons to safely and efficiently regulate a patient’s temperature throughout surgery. Is the Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler Hurting Patients During Surgery? The manufacturers of the Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler announced in June of 2014 that 15 patients had acquired non-tuberculosis mycobacteria infections (Mycobacterium abscessus/M. abscessus) following the use of the device during their surgeries. Four of the 15 patients died as a result…
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Recall Alert: Is Your Replacement Galaxy Note 7 Broken Too?

Just as it appeared that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 recall was working, new issues involving the phone have surfaced. According to The Wall Street Journal, customers who have received replacement Galaxy Note 7s are complaining that the smartphones are defective. Unlike the issue that led to the initial recall, this new defect does not reportedly cause the phones to catch fire and/or explode. However, there is still a problem with the Galaxy 7s overheating. What’s Wrong with the Replacement Galaxy Note 7s? In the wake of the worldwide Galaxy Note 7 recall, Samsung first began replacing Note 7s that were at risk of exploding in South Korea. Not long after receiving their replacement smartphones, customer complaints came rolling in. It seems that while the replacement Galaxy phones don’t explode, they do have problems that could lead to the replacements needing replacements. Reportedly, the batteries in the replacement Galaxy Notes overheat…
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Could Cancer Be Misdiagnosed as a Food Allergy?

Recently, a 35-year-old school teacher lost her life after her cancer was misdiagnosed as a food allergy during her initial doctor’s visit, leading to a five-month delay in treatment. How the Cancer Misdiagnosis Delayed Her Treatment According to The Daily Mirror, the woman battled renal cell carcinoma (RCC), which is a form of kidney cancer, for seven months before succumbing to the disease. She had first gone to the doctor in September of 2015, because she was experiencing severe stomach pains. Her physician diagnosed her with a food allergy and told her to cut bread and a few other foods from her diet. However, not only did her stomach pain not go away after that, but it got worse. In fact, by December, she had started experiencing back pain as well. The 35-year-old teacher is survived by her parents, who say it wasn’t until their daughter had a private body…
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