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Kaiser Health News recently published an investigative report exposing a hidden, alternate FDA pathway to report medical device adverse events. A major focus of the article was how the FDA allowed surgical stapler malfunctions to be submitted outside of public view.

Hospitals and clinicians were left wondering, “which vendors and devices are the safest to use?” In this short video, we look to the evidence for potential guidance.

 

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What the Evidence Says:
Powered vs Non-Powered Surgical Staplers

As more electrically powered staplers have entered the market, there is interest in understanding if the use of a powered stapler and cutter results in different clinical outcomes compared to manual staplers and cutters that require the application of force.

Clients can learn what Lumere experts have discovered in their review of the evidence.