Post-marketing surveillance in the published medical and grey literature for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty catheters: a systematic review

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Title: Post-marketing surveillance in the published medical and grey literature for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty catheters: a systematic review
Authors: Polisena, Julie
Forster, Alan J
Cimon, Karen
Rabb, Danielle
Date: 2013
Abstract: Post-marketing surveillance (PMS) may identify rare serious incidents or adverse events due to the long-term use of a medical device, which was not captured in the pre-market process. Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is a non-surgical procedure that uses a balloon-tipped catheter to enlarge a narrowed artery. In 2011, 1,942 adverse event reports related to the use of PTCA catheters were submitted to the FDA by the manufacturers, an increase from the 883 reported in 2008. The primary research objective is to conduct a systematic review of the published and grey literature published between 2007 and 2012 for the frequency of incidents, adverse events and malfunctions associated with the use of PTCA catheters in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Grey literature has not been commercially published.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/31651
http://www.systematicreviewsjournal.com/content/2/1/94
DOI: 10.1186/2046-4053-2-94
CollectionLibre accès uOttawa - Publications // uOttawa Open Access - Publications
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