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You Think it Might be the Polypropylene?

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 20, 2017  ~ Bruce Rosenberg is a patient advocate and hernia-mesh injured man living in Florida.  If you have called Mesh News Desk looking for answers about your hernia mesh and the complications you’re suffering, you will be sent to Bruce.  He questions whether the problem with all meshes [continue reading…]

Scotland Calls for International Summit on Mesh Crisis

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 26, 2017 ~ Scotland was the first country to call on a ban on the use of polypropylene (PP) transvaginal mesh after hundreds of injured women came forward. It was the first to say NO to an official report. Now the former health secretary is calling for international action.  [continue reading…]

Docs Still Support Mid-Urethral Slings

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 22, 2017 ~ Many doctors cling to the assessment of their medical societies that mid-urethral slings, also known as polypropylene “tape” or “hammocks,” are the Gold Standard for the treatment of incontinence.   The only thing that seems to be changing a bit is the realization that there [continue reading…]

A Guide to Polypropylene or PP

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 22, 2017 ~ What the heck is polypropylene?  Its the polymer plastic that makes up many medical devices, including permanently implanted ones.   Polypropylene is also known as PP.  If you want to know more, use the Search Bar on Mesh Medical Device News Desk and put in [continue reading…]

The Links Between Surgical Mesh Complications and the Development of Autoimmune Diseases

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 21, 2017 ~  Canadian, Nonie Wideman, is a survivor of medical complications from synthetic medical mesh.  She has spent over 15 years advocating for children and families, over twelve of them as a specialized care provider teaching coping and life skills.  Wideman turned the skills on herself after [continue reading…]

What’s Added to Plastic Mesh?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 7, 2017~ By now readers  may understand that most mesh, whether for hernia repair or to treat prolapse and/or incontinence, is made of the plastic polypropylene (PP).   But you may not know about the additional chemicals that are introduced with polypropylene mesh.  There is no other way [continue reading…]

Pelvic Mesh and Hernia Mesh- Is There Any Difference?

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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 now readers of Mesh News Desk understand whether mesh is used for hernia repair, [continue reading…]

Lawsuits Scheduled for Ethicon’s Physiomesh Hernia Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 25, 2016 ~  The first lawsuits have been scheduled for the Ethicon Physiomesh, a hernia mesh used for repairs. The hernia mesh has been removed from the global market after reports it degraded inside patients and did not function as intended.   Medical professionals had until September 16, [continue reading…]

MESH MESS – Banned Pelvic Mesh Receives New Life as a Breast Lift

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 12, 2016 ~ Failed Pelvic Mesh to be Used to Lift Breasts  According to its patent application, a  controversial polypropylene plastic pelvic mesh, that is banned for sale in both the U.S. and Australia and is the subject of litigation, may find new life with a new application [continue reading…]

Honor July and Medicine in the Public Interest

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Welcome to Mesh News Desk, July 2016 Welcome to Mesh News Desk (MND), also known as Mesh Medical Device News Desk. For five years, MND has been covering the issue of pelvic mesh and will continue to do so until it is on the front page of every newspaper, every day. That’s where it belongs!  We [continue reading…]

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