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

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 Read more

By | 2017-04-06T10:48:13+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Medical News|25 Comments

Polypropylene Resin Not Meant for Human Implants

Polypropylene raw resin pellets Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 6 2017 ~ The polypropylene resin material  that is used to make 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 Read more

By | 2017-11-07T06:21:28+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Medical News|31 Comments

Pelvic Mesh and Hernia Mesh- Is There Any Difference?

Prolene Hernia System explant from Rosenberg, 1.5 years 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 Read more

By | 2017-01-05T19:28:59+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Medical News|0 Comments

Study Confirms The More Transvaginal Pelvic Mesh The More Mess

Disintegrating J&J mesh, Sling the Mesh campaign 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 Read more

By | 2016-12-12T12:57:10+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Medical News|25 Comments

AUGS Prolapse Consensus Conference Announced with Patient Advocates

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 Read more

By | 2016-10-16T19:05:29+00:00 October 16th, 2016|Medical News|21 Comments

Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Pelvic Pain Management

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 Read more

By | 2016-10-04T10:21:36+00:00 October 1st, 2016|Medical News|35 Comments

Where is J&J Talc Mined?

Three Springs Mine, So of Perth, Wikipedia 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 Read more

By | 2016-09-05T19:22:32+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Medical News, Talcum Powder/Cancer|0 Comments

Study: Autoimmune Response to Transvaginal Mesh

Macrophages at work, Stonybrook Medicine 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 Read more

By | 2016-08-21T22:32:30+00:00 August 21st, 2016|Medical News|14 Comments

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

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? Read more

By | 2018-06-05T13:22:32+00:00 August 14th, 2016|Medical News|9 Comments

Talc and Cancer: How Does Talc Get to the Ovary?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 13, 2016 ~  You've heard the verdicts from  a number of lawsuits that claim the use of talcum powder led to ovarian cancer. Juries have overwhelmingly agreed with the plaintiffs. Johnson & Johnson, maker of Baby Powder, says the link is highly speculative. One Read more

By | 2016-08-13T22:29:50+00:00 August 12th, 2016|Medical News, Talcum Powder/Cancer|0 Comments