Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Philips Model EPIQ 5 Ultrasound System with Versions 1.3.2 or lower with Pediatric Cardiology option

Según Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Australia que fue producido por Philips Electronics Australia 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 II
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • País del evento
  • 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
    When epiq 5 ultrasound system is set up to ‘metric’ and weight and/or height is entered, a unit conversion error may occur which results in the incorrect calculation of the patient’s body surface area (bsa). when using both height and weight to calculate the bsa which is the usual practice for patients above the age of 2 years an error factor of about 10 may be applied which would be readily identified by the user.Alternatively, when using weight only the bsa may be out by a factor of about 1.7 which is much harder to detect as a cardiac index calculated using that value may not be as obvious to the user. however it is highly unlikely that this type of calculation would be used for patients older than 2 years of age. therefore, the risk of this error occurring is greatest when the bsa is calculated using weight only in patients under 2 years of age.
  • Acción
    Philips has corrected this issue in software version 1.3.3. which will be provided to users free of charge.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Philips Model EPIQ 5 Ultrasound System with Versions 1.3.2 or lower with Pediatric Cardiology optionARTG number: 93851
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