Medical News

Study: Symptom Resolution After Complications from Transvaginal Mesh

Feb 27th, 2014 | By

This research published in January is available for purchase for $59 from the publication.  Note the numbers of complications for mesh exposure, pain and dyspareunia.   Symptom Resolution After Operative Management of Complications From Transvaginal Mesh Crosby, Erin C. MD; Abernethy, Melinda MD, MPH; Berger, Mitchell B. MD, PhD; DeLancey, John O. MD; Fenner, Dee
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Autoimmune Diseases and Surgical Mesh – Causation or Correlation?

Jan 28th, 2014 | By
Autoimmune Diseases and Surgical Mesh – Causation or Correlation?

Writer and researcher Noni Wideman has been at it again, uncovering the links to many autoimmune diseases that seem to plague mesh-implanted persons. This  does not mean there is a cause-effect but certainly there is a correlation seen with many of these diseases cropping up among those who have had mesh implanted to treat prolapse,
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American Urogyn Society: Mesh Slings Are Safe – Blame Lawyers and Media for Controversy

Jan 14th, 2014 | By
American Urogyn Society: Mesh Slings Are Safe – Blame Lawyers and Media for Controversy

The jury has been out on the safety of slings to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI). When the Food and Drug Administration issued its warning to the public in July 2011 (here) it said essentially that the much larger transvaginal mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) carried more risk than benefits and that
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MND Interviews Dr. Veronikis: On Transvaginal Mesh, Injuries and Explants

Dec 19th, 2013 | By
MND Interviews Dr. Veronikis: On Transvaginal Mesh, Injuries and Explants

The name of Dr. Dionysios Veronikis St. Louis is one that is increasingly heard among mesh-injured women.  Dr. Veronikis tells Mesh News Desk (MND) he now spends half of his time doing mesh removal surgeries, also known as explants, and although he still uses synthetic mesh on rare occasions, his surgical skills allow him to
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Dr. Veronikis: What is Informed Consent Concerning Transvaginal Mesh Removal?

Dec 17th, 2013 | By

Mesh News Desk (MND) interviewed Dr. Dionysios Veronikis of the Vaginal Surgery and Urogynecology Institute of St. Louis. Dr. Veronikis was brought to our attention by the large number of women referred to his practice for transvaginal mesh removal after suffering the complications of transvaginal mesh implants for both stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ
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Dr. Twiss Part II: On the Basics of Medicine and Biocompatible Materials for Transvaginal Mesh

Oct 30th, 2013 | By
Dr. Twiss Part II: On the Basics of Medicine and Biocompatible Materials for Transvaginal Mesh

Christian Twiss, MD  is a surgeon at the University of Arizona’s Department of Surgery, division of urology. He is a Board Certified urologist by training with a subspecialty and certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS). Dr. Twiss studied with Dr. Shlomo Raz at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) between 2006-2008.
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Dr. Twiss On Transvaginal Mesh, Removals, Concerns and Consent

Oct 28th, 2013 | By
Dr. Twiss On Transvaginal Mesh, Removals, Concerns and Consent

Christian Twiss, MD  is a surgeon at the University of Arizona’s Department of Surgery, division of urology. He is a Board Certified urologist by training with a sub-specialty and certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS). Dr. Twiss studied with Dr. Shlomo Raz at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) between 2006-2008.
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Biofilm Protects Bacteria and Cause Chronic Infection

Sep 22nd, 2013 | By
Biofilm Protects Bacteria and Cause Chronic Infection

University of California, Berkley researchers hope to attack something called biofilms, which house bacterial infections protecting them from antibiotics. New research using a super-resolution light microscopy,  reveals how bacteria forms communities and a protective coat called a biofilm. Researchers say the tenacious bacteria and its coating causes lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients, chronic sinusitis,
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Consumers Union: Manufacturers Should Warranty Knees and Hips

Sep 12th, 2013 | By
Consumers Union: Manufacturers Should Warranty Knees and Hips

Your big screen television and new car comes with a warranty- why not the most important medical purchase you will make in your life? Consumers Union, an arm of Consumer Reports, has come up with a novel and common sense approach. Manufacturers of medical devices should warranty their products. They claim they are safe and
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Men and Mesh

Jun 12th, 2013 | By
Men and Mesh

June 12, 2013 ~ You may have recently seen the advertisements for male urinary incontinence products. The Guardian pad was just launched in April with promises of offering “discrete protection for men who suffer from light to moderate male incontinence.” See here. According to the Mayo Clinic newsletter (here), male urinary incontinence is the most
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We hope you find this a helpful resource. National News Editor, Jane Akre, began MDND with the hope of providing the latest news, information and perspective from the regulatory, industry and patient point of view, something that goes under-reported in much of the coverage of medical devices. The public is just now becoming aware that many devices do not undergo the same scrutiny as prescription drugs and are instead grandfathered in under an FDA loophole that has gone largely unchanged since the 1970s. As a result, patients become the post-market clinical trial subjects, and many suffer devastating and permanent injuries.