Posts Tagged ‘ infection ’

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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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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When Family Members Suffer – Watching a Loved One Hurt by Transvaginal Mesh

Jul 25th, 2013 | By
When Family Members Suffer  – Watching a Loved One Hurt by Transvaginal Mesh

Your Call to be a Mesh Warrior July 21, 2013,   by Aaron Leigh Horton,   themeshwarrior@gmail.com For many of us, family members of those implanted with transvaginal mesh, life is now largely about watching someone we love writhe in unendurable pain for days on end, staying up nights kissing foreheads, caressing locks of hair, whispering prayers
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MDND: Welcome July 2013

Jul 2nd, 2013 | By
MDND: Welcome July 2013

July 2, 2013 ~ Welcome.  I’m Jane Akre, the Editor of MDND. There is a lot of stuff brewing this month. C.R. Bard, a mesh maker, will face off against Donna and Don Cisson in a federal court in West Virginia. This is the first of four bellwether cases, as they are called, in this
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Hope for the New Year

Dec 27th, 2012 | By
Hope for the New Year

December 27, 2012 ~ Our Patient Advocate Linda K.  – always at the keyboard even during the busy holiday season- wishes you all the best this time of year. She warns mesh doctors and sales reps are not going away and neither are your mesh symptoms of pain, erosion,  nerve damage, painful sex, infection, limited
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Hernia Mesh Complications – Is the FDA Watching? Part I

Nov 28th, 2012 | By
Hernia Mesh Complications – Is the FDA Watching? Part I

November 28, 2012 ~ The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been updating pages on mesh used for hernia repair. Unlike transvaginal mesh, also made of plastic polypropylene, there is no Health Notification or Safety Warning on hernia mesh. That means there are no active lawsuits involving hernia mesh, but injuries are coming into
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Doctor: Plaintiff Lawyers in ‘Attack Mode’ Over Mesh Complications

Sep 25th, 2012 | By
Doctor: Plaintiff Lawyers in ‘Attack Mode’ Over Mesh Complications

Sept 25, 2012 ~ A recent news release from an ObGyn in Minneapolis shows that at least he is on the offensive when it comes to mesh injuries. The doctor doesn’t let the facts get in the way. For some reason the doctor, an Ob/Gyn at Oakdale Obstetrics & Gynecology in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area
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What Happened to the FDA Request for Transvaginal Mesh Studies?

Sep 19th, 2012 | By
What Happened to the FDA Request for Transvaginal Mesh Studies?

September 19, 2012 ~ Last January, after a five-fold increase in complications was noted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning synthetic mesh used in women to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), the FDA ordered mesh makers to find out why. At the time, the unprecedented request was
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Dollars and Sense? Saving Money on Hernia Mesh

Sep 17th, 2012 | By
Dollars and Sense? Saving Money on Hernia Mesh

  “Application of Evidence-Based Value Analysis: Standardization of Surgical Mesh Products” In this White Paper, Winifred Hayes, a medical efficiency analyst, known as, “Your Outsourced Research Partner,” tells hospitals how to save money buying hernia mesh by being more efficient. Problem: In the case of hernia mesh, hospitals buy mesh from a limited number of
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Dr. Wei Talks (continue) Part 2

Jul 12th, 2012 | By
Dr. Wei Talks (continue) Part 2

On July 13, 2011 the FDA issued a Safety Communication (here) which says:  FDA Safety Communication: UPDATE on Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse The FDA is issuing this update to inform you that serious complications associated with surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of POP are not rare. This
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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.