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AUGS President Calls Out Anti-Mesh Movement While Admitting to Mistakes

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Mesh News Desk, October 18, 2016 ~ The president of the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) admits some doctors were not in the 98th percentile in their ability to place transvaginal mesh while he called out the anti-mesh movement. AUGS, the American Urogynecologic Society, was born in an Orange County, California living room in 1979. [continue reading…]

AUGS Prolapse Consensus Conference Announced with Patient Advocates

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 16, 2016 ~ AUGS Prolapse Consensus Conference Announced. Patient Advocates work with industry for change. The AUGS 2016 Prolapse Consensus Conference will be held November 10-11, 2016 in Baltimore, MD to “bring together thought leaders representing private and public stakeholders who are actively engaged in prolapse treatment and [continue reading…]

UroGyn Society: Mesh on Trial: Defendant and Plaintiff Perspectives

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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…]

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…]

Urogyn Society AUGS: Plaintiffs, Defense and Dissent

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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…]

AUGS: Mesh Procedures Left After Litigation

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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…]

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

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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…]

AUGS – Patient Presence Missing from Urogyn Society Meeting

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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…]

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…]

Mesh News Desk: October Turns and the Falls Ahead

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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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