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Judge Diane M. Kottmyer

Boston Scientific Opening Arguments in Mass. Court

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Today was Day One for opening arguments in the trial of Diane Albright v. Boston Scientific being heard in Middlesex Co. Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts.  It appears to be the first product liability trial against Boston Scientific, maker of transvaginal mesh.  The case is being heard before Judge Diane M. Kottmyer and could [continue reading…]

Dr. C. Twiss, Urologist, U of Az.

Dr. Twiss Part II: On the Basics of Medicine and Biocompatible Materials for Transvaginal Mesh

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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 [continue reading…]

Biofilm Protects Bacteria and Causes Chronic Infection

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

University of California, Berkeley 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 [continue reading…]

Aaron Leigh Horton

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

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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 [continue reading…]

Jane Akre

MDND: Welcome July 2013

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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 [continue reading…]

Removed hernia mesh plug, Dr. Kevin Peterson

Hernia Mesh Complications – Is the FDA Watching? Part I

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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 [continue reading…]

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Doctor: Plaintiff Lawyers in 'Attack Mode' Over Mesh Complications

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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 [continue reading…]

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What Happened to the FDA Request for Transvaginal Mesh Studies?

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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 [continue reading…]

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Dollars and Sense? Saving Money on Hernia Mesh

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

  “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 [continue reading…]

Dr. John Wei, urologist, U of Michigan

Dr. Wei Talks (continue) Part 2

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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. [continue reading…]

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