“If our surveillance systems identify a potential performance issue, our personnel promptly evaluate the problem, including, when appropriate, conducting root cause investigations and internal testing to assess whether the product continues to meet specifications and defined performance criteria,” Medtronic told ICIJ in a statement. “In some cases, based on this evaluation, Medtronic may determine that a recall is necessary.” The company said that it communicates with healthcare providers and/or patients and provide recommendations to address such issues. Medtronic noted that these communications can include letters, emails, calls, press releases, physician notifications and social media postings, as well as informing the FDA and other regulators of the actions.
All units of these pump models are affected. Updates will be conducted on the Labeling, Training and Education Materials and the Refill Template which is included with the refill kits wil be redesigned.
Worldwide distribution: USA including DC and PR and countries including: AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, HONG KONG, TAIWAN, CHINA, SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA, INDONESIA, SOUTH KOREA, THAILAND, ARUBA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, CANADA, CHILE, COLOMBIA, COSTA RICA, CROATIA, CYPRUS, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, FAROE ISLANDS, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, GUADELOUPE, HUNGARY, ICELAND, INDIA, IRELAND, ISRAEL, ITALY, JAMAICA, JORDAN, KUWAIT, LEBANON, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, MALTA, MARTINIQUE, MEXICO, MOROCCO, NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS ANTI LES, NORWAY, PANAMA, POLAND, PORTUGAL, QATAR, REUNION, ROMANIA, SAN MARINO, SAUDI ARABIA, SLOVAKIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SPAIN, SRI LANKA, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TUNISIA, TURKEY, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, UNITED KINGDOM, URUGUAY, and VATICAN CITY.
Descripción del producto
Medtronic SynchroMed II (Model No: 8637) implantable drug pump || The SynchroMed II Programmable Pump is indicated when patient therapy requires the chronic infusion of the following drugs or fluids: " Chronic intraspinal (epidural and intrathecal) infusion of preservative-free morphine sulfate sterile solution in the treatment of chronic intractable pain Preservative-free sterile saline, USP, can be used to achieve the physician prescribed concentration of preservative-free morphine sulfate sterile solution. " Chronic intrathecal infusion of preservative-free ziconotide sterile solution for the management of severe chronic pain Preservative-free sterile saline, USP, can only be used to achieve the physician prescribed concentration of preservative-free ziconotide sterile solution after the initial fill of the pump with this drug. " Chronic intrathecal infusion of Lioresal Intrathecal (baclofen injection) in the management of severe spasticity Preservative-free sterile saline, USP, can be used to achieve the physician-prescribed concentration of Lioresal Intrathecal (baclofen injection). " Chronic intravascular infusion of floxuridine (FUDR) or methotrexate for the treatment of primary or metastatic cancer Bacteriostatic water or preservative-free sterile saline, USP, can be used to achieve the physician prescribed concentration of chemotherapy drugs or to flush the pump reservoir. Saline or heparinized saline (unless contraindicated) may be used during an interruption in chemotherapy to maintain pump and catheter patency.