Posts Tagged ‘ synthetic mesh ’

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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Teapapers Post: After the Surgery and the Importance of Potassium and Magnesium

Apr 30th, 2013 | By
Teapapers Post: After the Surgery and the Importance of Potassium and Magnesium

April 30, 2013 ~ Linda K. 0f Teapapers talks about life after mesh removal surgery and the importance of potassium and magnesium level monitoring. She is two weeks past a fascial reconstruction at UCLA’s urology department where they used native tissue (her own) to hold up the urethra in place of a synthetic mesh sling
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New Zealand Reports of Mesh Injuries, Hundreds Respond

Oct 29th, 2012 | By
New Zealand Reports of Mesh Injuries, Hundreds Respond

  October 29, 2012 ~ The New Zealand Herald reports in a series of articles by Chloe Johnson, on the outcome of mesh surgeries in that country. Specifically Johnson profiles 18-year-old Samantha Wiggins. In “Dance Dreams Crushed by Mesh,” Johnson reports Wiggins always dreamed of being a dancer but after she was implanted with surgical
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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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Breaking News! Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Plans to Pull Plug on Four Transvaginal Meshes!

Jun 4th, 2012 | By
Breaking News! Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Plans to Pull Plug on Four Transvaginal Meshes!

June 4, 2012 ~ Breaking news!  Bloomberg is reporting (here) that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has requested the paperwork to stop selling four different types of transvaginal mesh in the face of hundreds of lawsuits. The Ethicon unit of J & J told a federal judge in West Virginia that it has requested the official
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Pelvic Mesh: A Story of Social Injustice in Public Health

May 25th, 2012 | By
Pelvic Mesh: A Story of Social Injustice in Public Health

by Amy Gezon, August 19, 2011 *Editors Note *  Amy Gezon allowed me to reprint this story that appeared in Yahoo News. It has many resources and is a great primer on the issues! Thanks Amy!! On July 13, 2011 the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a second warning against the use
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Beverly Martiniano: Suffering in Silence and Waiting Until October

Mar 27th, 2012 | By
Beverly Martiniano: Suffering in Silence and Waiting Until October

October 1, 2012 is an important day for Beverly Martiniano. It’s her 65th birthday, yes. But it is also the day she qualifies for Medicare allowing her to take the first step to have several synthetic surgical meshes removed from her body that have plagued her life and health for several years. She tells MDND
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Why I am Disgusted with Everything Mesh!

Mar 9th, 2012 | By
Why I am Disgusted with Everything Mesh!

*Editors Note: “Betty” wrote this opinion piece. She is a woman who is represented by a lawyer who does not want her speaking up but she still wants to express herself so is doing so anonymously. Many women and men feel the same way. They want to share their experience so others don’t have to
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What Do You Want?

Nov 28th, 2011 | By
What Do You Want?

I’ve been working with a very smart 29-year old web person (who unfortunately has to try to teach this old dog new tricks), but she understands web content and conveying a presence and is amazingly clever in her delivery, in fact, I’m jealous of her youth and brains. So she says what do you want
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Op-Ed: Where Facts Are Few, Experts Are Many, by Amy Gezon

Oct 4th, 2011 | By
Op-Ed: Where Facts Are Few, Experts Are Many,  by Amy Gezon

Where Facts are Few, Experts are Many: The rise of synthetic mesh for the treatment of stress incontinence during an era of bad science.-  Amy Gezon The United States Food and Drug Administration convened in Gaithersburg, Maryland on September 9, 2011 to discuss the future of synthetic mesh products used for the treatment of stress
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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.