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Female Urinary Incontinence: Know the Non-Mesh Alternatives

Mesh Medical Device News Desk ~ By Dr. Una Lee, MD, Virginia Mason Hospital and Medical Center, Bellevue, Washington State  Image: Dr. Una Lee, MD, urology, Virginia Mason  It is important for all women to be educated on how their urinary tract works and options that exist when problems occur. [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:10:38-04:00May 15th, 2019|Medical News|10 Comments

Mesh Surgery- What is a Qualifying Procedure? 

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 13, 2019~ For those women with a "Mesh in Place" that is no revision, there is a way to stay in the pelvic mesh litigation. What is a Qualifying Procedure?  Last year, a federal judge overseeing the multidistrict pelvic litigation mesh moved to dismiss [...]

By |2019-04-04T14:10:45-04:00March 13th, 2019|Medical News|29 Comments

Vulvodynia: A Symptom Not a Disease

Sponsored Press Release, January 28, 2019 ~ Vulvar pain beginning after implantation of a TVM device should never be diagnosed as vulvodynia because every device has the potential to cause chronic pain. SANTA BARBARA, CA, UNITED STATES, January 28, 2019 / — The International Society for the Study of Vulvar [...]

By |2019-01-30T17:10:39-05:00January 30th, 2019|Medical News|3 Comments

Mesh and Catastrophic Injuries Moving Forward

Dr. Greg Vigna, MD, JD Dr. Greg Vigna, MD, JD, is a doctor and a lawyer and has been involved with mesh-related complications since 2013.  His focus is on pudendal and obturator neuralgia and complex regional pain syndrome. These are considered catastrophic injuries related to the placement of [...]

By |2019-01-30T12:57:40-05:00January 7th, 2019|Medical News|5 Comments

Chronic Pelvic Pain Protocol

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 18, 2018 ~ This YouTube video is produced by Dr. Greg Vigna and Dr. Michael Hibner concerning the treatment of pudendal neuralgia, or nerve pain following a synthetic vaginal mesh or sling implant.  Pudendal neuralgia (PN) is associated with the use of a trans-obturator [...]

By |2019-01-16T13:32:05-05:00December 19th, 2018|Medical News|10 Comments

Bruce Rosenberg Column: Hernia Mesh Help Here

Mesh Medical Device News Desk,  August 23, 2018 ~ As many readers already know, polypropylene (PP) is the plastic polymer component that goes into making up most meshes, whether used in the pelvic region for prolapse and incontinence or used to make hernia mesh.  With one million hernia mesh repairs [...]

By |2018-09-12T01:17:10-04:00August 23rd, 2018|Medical News|24 Comments

AMS Exec Wants Incontinence Devices Back on the Market

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 18, 2018 ~ Product liability lawsuits were filed against American Medical Systems in Multidistrict litigation (MDL)  as early as 2012 when the MDL was created in Charleston, West Virginia.  To date, there are 21,178 cases naming AMS filed there listing 19,524 as closed.  That's because [...]

By |2018-11-08T17:01:05-05:00July 11th, 2018|Medical News|11 Comments

AUGS Breaks with the Father of Gynecology

The Guardian, April 21, 2018 MESH MEDICAL DEVICE NEWS DESK, July 4, 2018 ~ Twelve years after a portrait was removed from the University of Alabama of a controversial figure in modern gynecology, the medical society has decided to part ways with Dr. J. Marion Sims.  AUGS.  The [...]

By |2018-07-07T13:24:00-04:00July 4th, 2018|Medical News|5 Comments

Luke’s Journey with Inguinal Hernia- Gut Resolution

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 21, 2018 ~ Luke’s problem started with an abdominal crunch in a college gym.  He felt a twinge in his groin.  It was later diagnosed as an inguinal hernia. An inguinal hernia bulge is a protrusion of the colon through a weakened section of [...]

By |2018-05-21T13:15:32-04:00May 21st, 2018|Hernia Mesh Injuries, Medical News|9 Comments

New Antibiotic May Treat Chronic Pelvic Mesh Infections

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 19, 2018~ A Florida reader says she has been prescribed a new  drug that seems to addressing her chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs), so common among many women who have had pelvic mesh implants.  NEW ANTIBIOTIC FROM SHANDS  Many readers of Mesh News Desk [...]

By |2018-02-20T14:00:39-05:00February 19th, 2018|Medical News|7 Comments