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U.S. Surgical stapler

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Boston's Brigham & Women's Hospital will impose a moratorium on use of U.S. Surgical Auto Suture Endo Gia universal surgical stapler, which it claims misfired during a gastric bypass surgery, resulting in one patient death. The Tyco subsidiary emphasizes that over 500,000 surgeries have been performed safely with the device since 1998, and that it "provides extensive peer-to-peer training" in accordance with American Society of Bariatric Surgery standards...
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