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UroGyn Society: Mesh on Trial: Defendant and Plaintiff Perspectives

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 12, 2016 ~ There was much anticipation about the Thursday afternoon Mesh on Trial: Defendant and Plaintiff Perspectives at the 37th annual meeting of AUGS, the American Urogynecologic Society.   This would be the first time the 1,300 urogynecologists, urologists and gynecologists would be presented with a full [continue reading…]

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Autoimmune Registry Continues to Grow with Mesh-Related Complications

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Mesh News Desk, May 23, 2016 ~ The autoimmune registry and alive and there have been so many comments, it is being posted again so you can continue to comment. The registry is being considered by medical researchers so your imput it vital. If you have any kind of mesh, pelvic, abdominal, hernia and [continue reading…]

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Urogyn Society AUGS: Plaintiffs, Defense and Dissent

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 10, 2016 ~ It was a Wednesday afternoon course developed to meet the need for clarification among members of AUGS, the American Urogynecologic Society.   The setting was its 37th annual conference held in Denver last week. “Current Status and Future Potential for the Use of Mesh and [continue reading…]

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AUGS: Mesh Procedures Left After Litigation

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 4, 2016 ~ The American Urogynecologic Society’s 2016 PFDWeek (pelvic floor disorders) featured pre-conference workshops about the procedures still on the market to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), but the undercurrent of pelvic mesh litigation was still on the minds of many.   [continue reading…]

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SUBROGATION & MESH– What it means and why you must understand it

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

By Aaron Leigh Horton Mesh News Desk, October 4, 2016 ~ This story first appeared in October 2016 but deserves to be revived as many are currently in the process of receiving settlement in their mesh injury case. Thank you Aaron! According Dr. Shlomo Raz at UCLA, the leading expert for 100% removal of [continue reading…]

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AUGS – Patient Presence Missing from Urogyn Society Meeting

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 3, 2016 ~ With an emphasis on innovation and advancement in the practice of urogynecology, at the AUGS annual conference of specialists, there were few reminders about the outcomes of, what’s been described as the darkest chapter in women’s health history, that is, the patient presence. The iconic giant [continue reading…]

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ProteGen – The First Mesh, a 20 Year History

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Mesh News Desk, July 25, 2016 ~ ProteGen – The Grandmother Mesh Of the sixty or so pelvic meshes that were or currently are on the market in the United States you may not have heard of the ProteGen mesh, a model designed and manufactured by Boston Scientific. The ProteGen was the first transvaginal mesh approved in [continue reading…]

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Mesh News Desk: October Turns and the Falls Ahead

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 2, 2016 ~ Welcome to Mesh Medical Device News Desk.  I feel as though we are entering the final phase of 2016.  It has streamed by at lightning speed, time seems to be running faster all of the time. If you are new to the mesh mess, welcome! [continue reading…]

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Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Pelvic Pain Management

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh News Desk, March 10, 2016 ~  Thanks to Still Standing for her series on the management of pelvic pain following a mesh implant.  Her contribution as someone who has studied and teaches pain management professionally, is very much appreciated. Still Standing cannot be identified because she is involved in litigation. Last month, she [continue reading…]

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AUGS Defends Polypropylene Mid-Urethral Mesh Slings

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MESH NEWS DESK,  September 26, 2016 ~ This story originally ran last March but is is appropriate as the organization, the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) begins its annual conference this week in Denver. Expect to see some discussion of litigation and what potential exposure implanting physicians might expect from the plaintiffs who have so [continue reading…]

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