Neuroscience

Studies compare best ways to treat wide-neck aneurysms

Aneurysms are weak, bulging portions of blood vessel walls. These blood-filled sacs resemble balloons in structure and have necks like balloons. Some aneurysms have larger necks and are called "wide-neck" aneurysms. These ...

Surgery

The best new implants may be a piece of you

The future of medicine is often imagined to include some sort of high-tech or shiny device. But many cutting-edge therapies are fundamentally about using and improving upon what the body already has. There's CAR T therapy ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

S.African women in class action over pelvic mesh

A dozen women in South Africa are following counterparts in Western countries in suing pharma companies for chronic harm they say was inflicted by implants designed to treat incontinence and other ailments.

Neuroscience

Mesh removal has limited impact for women with pain

(HealthDay)—For women with pain after urogynecological mesh insertion, symptoms are often not improved by mesh removal, according to a study published online May 29 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Other

Australian court upholds landmark suit against Johnson & Johnson

An Australian court upheld a landmark class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson for "negligent" marketing of pelvic mesh implants on Friday, paving the way for thousands of women to receive compensation in a costly setback ...

Medications

Johnson & Johnson found 'negligent' in Australian lawsuit

An Australian court found Thursday that Johnson & Johnson was "negligent" in supplying thousands of women pelvic meshes without adequate testing or health warnings, a ruling that exposes the firm to millions of dollars in ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

2011 FDA safety message tied to drop in transvaginal mesh use

(HealthDay)—A 2011 U.S. Food and Drug Administration safety communication correlated with a significant decline in transvaginal mesh use for treatment of apical prolapse, according to a study published online Sept. 10 in ...

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