logoMesh Medical Device News Desk, September 21, 2016 ~  Consumers injured by pelvic mesh may want to reach out to the medical group with a specialty in female pelvic health.

This survey Note * Please check the “Other” box to add any comments. 

The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) has created a survey to learn more about patients’ experiences with SUI, stress urinary incontinence, treatment of SUI and life after the treatment selected.

They are interested in hearing from women to help raise awareness and better inform other patients seeking information about SUI treatment options.pfd-week-sponsors-note-caldera-is-one-of-them

The American Urogynecologic Society is a medical society of roughly 1,800 members, many of whom have a specialty in urogynecology.

AUGS is planning its  upcoming annual conference in Denver next week to discuss, among other things, the future of pelvic mesh in light of 100,000 defective product lawsuits filed in the U.S. alone.

Despite the complications many women experience following a pelvic mesh implant as a treatment for SUI, AUGS wants to keep the mid-urethral sling pelvic mesh on the market.   See its statement here.

Below is a link to the AUGS electronic survey (you may have to copy and paste the link into your browser):

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe1EZPS4A39xUGW68ETKwT3KkQdh_pmsKxfG_ib9Sog3aKGJw/formResponse

This questionnaire went out to member doctors.  Doctors are told if their clients are suffering because of mesh, please ask them to check “other” and write in their complaints.  This form does not allow for anything other than the mesh did not work – not that there were complications. 

AUGS says “We would like the survey to accurately reflect the problems related to these devices.”

Here is the AUGS page that refers to the survey. ##