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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 Read more

By | 2018-09-12T01:17:10+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|Medical News|6 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 Read more

By | 2018-11-08T17:01:05+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Medical News|10 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 Read more

By | 2018-07-07T13:24:00+00:00 July 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 Read more

By | 2018-05-21T13:15:32+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Hernia Mesh Injuries, Medical News|0 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 Read more

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

Pathologist on Mesh Explant Findings

Dr. Vladimir Iakovlev, Pathologist Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 7, 2017 ~ Dr Vladimir Iakovlev is an Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto; Director of Cytopathology, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada. He has examined over 50o specimens of mesh explants, taken from patients experiencing Read more

By | 2018-01-19T21:42:13+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Medical News|16 Comments

Drs Raz and Ackerman: Risks and Benefits Lacking for Slings

Dr. Shlomo Raz, UCLA Urology Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 7, 2017 ~ This well thought out opinion piece is voiced by two leaders who are well acquainted with the devastating injuries resulting from women implanted with mesh, "slings" and transvaginal mesh, used to treat incontinence and Read more

By | 2017-11-07T16:31:30+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Medical News|21 Comments

Mesh Pain – What Works for You?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 4, 2017 ~ A few readers have called in that they find relief from mesh pain through some unusual options.  Many readers want to avoid opiate use which can lead to addiction and constipation.  Please let us know what works for you?  JACKIE Jackie Read more

By | 2017-08-04T17:33:13+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Medical News|17 Comments

An Antibiotic to Kill Superbugs?

Staph medical illustration, CDC Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 15, 2017 ~ Could alterations to the  standard antibiotic, vancomycin, provide an answer to treat some antibiotic-resistant Superbugs? Superbugs, as they are known, have evolved faster than the antibiotics created to fight them. Every year more than two Read more

By | 2017-06-15T11:42:29+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Medical News|4 Comments

Senate Bill Restricts Gifts From Big Pharma

Joe's Stone Crabs Miami Beach Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 24, 2017 ~ A bill just passed the California state Senate that restricts Big Pharma gifts to medical professionals, with the goal of reducing conflicts of interest. SB 790 severely restricts pharmaceutical companies from providing consulting fees, Read more

By | 2017-05-30T14:59:33+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Medical News|3 Comments