Doctor Says a Device, Sold By 3M Company (MMM)'s Arizant, He Invented Poses Risks
12/29/2010 7:39:04 AM
New York Times -- Dr. Scott D. Augustine, the inventor of a widely used piece of surgical equipment, now has a better idea — he wants hospitals to stop using the device during certain operations, asserting that it poses a danger to patients. Two decades ago, Dr. Augustine, an anesthesiologist in Minnesota, helped pioneer the idea of keeping a patient warm during surgery. Doing so, studies have shown, produces benefits like less bleeding and a faster recovery.
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