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Mesh Autoimmune Registry Seeks Comments, Will Close in Oct.

UCLA Autoimmune Registry Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 25, 2017 ~ The autoimmune registry, which is collecting comments from mesh-injured and non-mesh injured, is about to close its questionnaire. UCLA researcher, Dr. A. Lenore Ackerman asks all to add their voice, whether you have autoimmune reactions to Read more

By | 2017-10-11T15:33:20+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Featured|54 Comments

UCLA Partners With Mesh News Desk On Autoimmune Registry of Pelvic Mesh Complications

Hope Pagano Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 30, 2016 ~ An autoimmune registry is a dream of Hope Pagano, a mesh-injured woman who developed Lupus shortly after her pelvic mesh implant surgery.   Hope felt, as many of you do, that someone should be looking at the Read more

By | 2016-11-03T19:49:49+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Featured|76 Comments

Faulty design and cleaning procedures in widely used endoscope may have caused superbug outbreak

CRE bacteria, Source: CDC By Farid Zakaria, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP  An outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of bacteria at a major southern California hospital last February has been linked to a medical device used in the treatment of cancers, gallstones, and other ailments of the digestive Read more

By | 2015-04-08T12:30:19+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Featured|5 Comments

Your Turn: How One Woman Told Her Friends

May 29, 2013 ~ This woman wants to remain anonymous, but she tells MDND she sent out an email to about 60 friends and family members to let them know about her mesh situation.  Surprisingly, she heard back from three people who are also experiencing complications from surgical mesh.   Read more

By | 2013-05-29T15:50:42+00:00 May 29th, 2013|Your Turn|2 Comments

Saskatchewan Protest Over Mesh

May 11, 2013 ~ A group gathered outside a Saskatoon City Hospital Saturday to bring awareness to the dangers of polypropylene surgical mesh. Synthetic mesh is often used as a first-line treatment for incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse (POP) however the women who have had the treatment want to warn Read more

By | 2013-05-12T23:43:56+00:00 May 12th, 2013|Media Reports|6 Comments

Nonie Asks – Why Can't Canadian Women go to UCLA for Mesh Removals?

Nonie Wideman November 29, 2012 ~ Nonie- an outspoken mesh survivor who lives in British Columbia, Canada has written her form of a letter to the Prime Minister  asking if mesh removal surgeries were available in Canada, do you think mesh-injured women from Saskatchewan would be petitioning publicly Read more

By | 2012-11-29T21:57:39+00:00 November 29th, 2012|Your Turn|2 Comments

Endurance Athlete Pat Buchanan Still Trying to Turn Her Life Around After Two Mesh Removal Surgeries

Pat Buchanan from KING TV November 25, 2012 ~ Last June, mesh victim, Pat Buchanan was visited in her Seattle apartment by a television news crew from KING-TV. They filmed her going through her triathlon gear which she had shelved after she began experiencing synthetic mesh complications in Read more

By | 2012-11-25T22:53:46+00:00 November 25th, 2012|News, Patient Profiles|22 Comments

Sick of Suffering in Silence

MARCH 19, 2012 ~ By Jane Akre    A story before I tell this story.  I was commissioned to write a 2,100 word piece for the Chicago-based magazine "In These Times."  I had pitched the long-time editor and he said they were very interested. Great I thought. The money wasn't much Read more

By | 2012-03-19T23:22:45+00:00 March 19th, 2012|Featured|17 Comments