Posts Tagged ‘ cystocele ’

Dr. Twiss Part II: On the Basics of Medicine and Biocompatible Materials for Transvaginal Mesh

Oct 30th, 2013 | By
Dr. C. Twiss, Urologist, U of Az.

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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Study: Safety of Trans Vaginal Mesh procedure: retrospective study of 684 patients.

Jan 27th, 2013 | By

Safety of Trans Vaginal Mesh procedure: retrospective study of 684 patients. This is the study by the French researchers known as the TVM group who were perfecting the Prolift technique, learning to develop tools or trocars to implant the mesh in a woman’s pelvic area.  Find it here. The study had an average follow-up rate
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Day Three: Linda Gross v. Ethicon: Her Injuries From Mesh

Jan 14th, 2013 | By

January 14, 2013 ~ During day three of the trial that’s put the spotlight on Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its transvaginal mesh, Prolift, the primary care doctor for patient Linda Gross  outlined the countless procedures she has faced to remove synthetic mesh that continues to cause crippling pain. MDND thanks Courtroom View Network for
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Kathleen: Questions to Ask Before Mesh Removal

Apr 2nd, 2012 | By
Mesh after removal

‘Kathleen‘ (not her real name which she doesn’t want to use because of litigation)  is a regular reader of MDND and has some suggestions on the questions to ask of doctors before a mesh removal procedure.  She has had her mesh removed and met with many doctors before choosing one. Since there are so few
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Linda Dodson: Suffering in Silence no Longer after Mesh and Medical Mishaps

Dec 1st, 2011 | By
Twin sisters Linda Dodson and Brenda Mann Jones

Linda Dodson, a dark-haired, attractive Georgia peach with a long southern drawl to match decided to visit a new gynecologist near her home in Georgia, just south east of Atlanta. After about 30 minutes on the exercise bicycle she would experience a muscle spasm in the urethra area. Not a big deal, she thought.



Suffering in Silence: Amy Gezon Tells FDA Panel Boston Scientific Mesh Sling Devastated Her with Pain

Sep 29th, 2011 | By
Amy Gezon

Amy Gezon is a 43-year-old mother of 3 from Salt Lake City, Utah and the wife of an emergency room doctor at the VA medical center. She studied nursing in college, graduated with  a degree in exercise sports science and is currently pursuing a masters degree in mental health counseling. Professionally she coordinated research studies
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Suffering in Silence: Diane Maassen Tells FDA Panel About Her Nightmare with Pelvic Mesh Sling

Sep 16th, 2011 | By
Jerry and Diane Maassen

SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 – Editors Note: I attended the Food and Drug Administration expert panel convened on September 8 & 9, 2011 to listen to patients and industry as well as surgeons who use pelvic mesh to treat incontinence and pelvic floor weakness in women and hernias in men. All of the injured patients were
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