American Urogynecologic Society

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Urogyn Society Opposes Restrictions on Surgical Uses of Mesh

Prolene mesh March 26, 2013~  Today, the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) issued a position statement strongly opposing restrictions that ban surgical options for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP), including transvaginal surgical mesh cleared for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The AUGS position [...]

By |2013-03-26T14:07:07-04:00March 26th, 2013|Featured|20 Comments

Disease and Profits: Plastic Use Expected to Rise in Medical Devices

October 31 ~  As the baby boomer population increases in the U.S., expect the use of polypropylene plastic to grow for use in medical devices. That according to an obscure website called plastemart.com (here) says it “covers the entire spectrum of the plastics supply chain” from the raw material to [...]

By |2012-10-31T18:24:31-04:00October 31st, 2012|Medical News|2 Comments

Industry-Backed Patient Group Supports Surgery, Treatment

Pelvic Floor Disorders Alliance September 26, 2012 ~ With all of the news about complications resulting from transvaginal synthetic surgical mesh, and the thousands of product liability lawsuits filed in state and federal court, one might assume industry would push back. That’s exactly what is happening. The Pelvic [...]

By |2012-09-26T20:07:10-04:00September 26th, 2012|Media Reports|0 Comments

Using Vaginal Mesh as a Preventative? Study Says it's Okay

June 20, 2012 ~ With all of the bad news about vaginal mesh (see Patient Profiles) and the thousands of lawsuits that have been filed by women who claim life-altering complications,  a story like this is a glaring departure and deserves a closer look. Bloomberg reports on a [...]

By |2012-06-21T01:21:47-04:00June 21st, 2012|Medical News|6 Comments