Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Brain and Spinal Cord Stimulators

Según Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Australia que fue producido por Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd.

¿Qué es esto?

Una corrección al equipo o acción de retiro tomada por el fabricante para abordar un problema con un dispositivo médico. Los retiros (recalls) ocurren cuando un dispositivo médico está defectuoso, cuando puede poner en riesgo la salud, o cuando simultáneamente está defectuoso y puede poner en riesgo la salud.

Más información acerca de la data acá
  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class I
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
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  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
  • Causa
    Cycling is a programmable feature which allows the stimulation output of a device to toggle on and off based on programmed settings. enabling cycling at certain parameter settings may decrease the recharge interval for rechargeable devices and the device longevity.In may 2012, the first two cases of premature battery depletion where cycling was programmed at fast rates (0.1s on/off) in conjunction with low patient amplitudes (<3 volts) were reported. both of these reports involved the primeadvanced device model 37702. both devices were explanted, returned and analysed. this inspection, engineering bench testing, and detailed understanding of how the patients used these devices confirmed that specific patient therapy parameters in conjunction with cycling being enabled resulted in a higher current drain on the battery when compared to running the device in continuous mode. higher current drain results in reduced battery longevity.
  • Acción
    Surgeons are advised that the updated calculations and graphs available at to assess the affect of cycling on device longevity. Surgeons are requested to remind their patients to continue to check battery status. For more details, please see .


  • Modelo / Serial
    Brain and Spinal Cord StimulatorsMultiple model numbers affectedARTG Numbers: 160118, 160117, 188274, 188034, 141861, 154866, 177594, 141860, 215748, 215749, 215750 and 215751
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  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Comentario del fabricante
    “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.
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