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Alemzadeh H, Raman J, Leveson N, Kalbarczyk Z, Iyer RK. PLoS One. 2016;11:e0151470.
Using an automated natural language processing tool, this retrospective study evaluated adverse events related to robotic surgery reported between 2000 and 2013. Device malfunctions contributed to many incidents, thus understanding these technical difficulties will be important for avoiding future harms.
Rockville, MD: Center for Devices and Radiological Health, US Food and Drug Administration; August 29, 2006.
This news release announces a seizure of infusion pumps that have a "key bounce" defect that could result in over-infusion of medication.
Kerber R. The Boston Globe. June 23, 2005;Business section:E1.
This article reports on problems with medical devices and discusses whether manufacturers should directly notify patients regarding defects.