Surgical stapler-associated fatalities and adverse events reported to the Food and Drug Administration.

@article{Brown2004SurgicalSF,
  title={Surgical stapler-associated fatalities and adverse events reported to the Food and Drug Administration.},
  author={Stephanie L. Brown and Eileen K Woo},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2004},
  volume={199 3},
  pages={374-81}
}
BACKGROUND Use of stapling devices has become standard practice in many operations, and these devices have many applications, including ligation and division, resection, anastomosis, and fascial closure. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates surgical staplers as a medical device. Manufacturers and health-care providers report adverse events occurring during the use of surgical staplers to the FDA. STUDY DESIGN Two FDA adverse event databases, the Manufacturer and User Facility… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 13 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…