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Medical Study on Chronic Mesh Pain Needs to Hear From You!

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 6, 2017 ~ People suffering with chronic pain are asked to attend a one-day workshop in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Still Standing, a contributor to Mesh News Desk, is involved with a partnership with the University  of Maryland and other institutions from around the world to teach researchers [continue reading…]

What’s Added to Plastic Mesh?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 7, 2017~ By now readers  may understand that most mesh, whether for hernia repair or to treat prolapse and/or incontinence, is made of the plastic polypropylene (PP).  But you may not know about the chemical smorgasbord that accompanies the PP. There is no other way to say it [continue reading…]

Polypropylene Resin Not Meant for Human Implants

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 6 2017 ~ The polypropylene resin material  that makes mesh used for hernia repair and transvaginal mesh, is not supposed to be used in the human body.   But that’s exactly what’s happened for more than one million patients.   Evidence revealed in transvaginal mesh trials show its [continue reading…]

Pelvic Mesh and Hernia Mesh- Is There Any Difference?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 4, 2017 ~ The origin of the female surgical mesh devices is hernia mesh. It was assumed prolapse was simply the female form of a hernia.    Is all surgical mesh the same? By now readers of Mesh News Desk understand whether mesh is used for hernia repair, [continue reading…]

Study Confirms The More Transvaginal Pelvic Mesh The More Mess

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 12, 2016 ~ A study published in JAMA Surgery confirms the  common adage among the mesh aware community, the more transvaginal  pelvic mesh present in a body, the more likely there will be complications. The question posed by the study is – What is the association between the [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…]

Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Pelvic Pain Management

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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…]

Where is J&J Talc Mined?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 5, 2016 ~ Mining Conglomerates Named in Talcum Powder/ Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits. Did the talcum powder that Johnson & Johnson used in its baby powder linked to ovarian cancer come from Australia?  That is what five women hope to prove in their lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and [continue reading…]

Study: Autoimmune Response to Transvaginal Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 21, 2016 ~ A study published this month is just the latest to confirm that there is an autoimmune response some women experience after a transvaginal mesh implant. It further dispels the notion many doctors believe that vaginal mesh complications are psychological in nature and just in a woman’s head. [continue reading…]

Doctor Sunshine – What You May Want to Know About Your Doctor’s Conflicts of Interest

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 4, 2016 ~ Questions have been raised by readers – Is my doctor receiving funds from the industry that makes the medical devices or drugs they are using?  Is your doctor in a relationship with a device company as a preceptor, teacher, and consultant?  How might that change [continue reading…]

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