A reply


Over 150 million Vasofix ported cannulas were sold in 2010 with few similar complaints reported.

We agree with the author’s statements that such incidents are rare but have been reported with different manufacturers. We also agree with the authors that such incidents should be reported immediately to local clinical governance committees and to the manufacturer for further investigation. Unfortunately, in this case B. Braun was not informed of this incident at the time. We have made contact with Dr Daga to investigate this further.

Manufacturers of medical devices including B. Braun continue to work hard to investigate and resolve all incidents that may occasionally occur following the use of our products.

Finally, we would like to thank the authors for bringing this matter to our attention.