Obstetrics & gynaecology

Surgeons fear pelvic mesh lawsuits will spook patients

Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states, including Washington and California, over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders and incontinence might scare patients away from the best ...

Surgery

Prophylactic mesh implantation reduces hernia formation

(HealthDay)—Prophylactic mesh implantation reduces the incidence of hernia formation among patients undergoing elective open abdominal surgery but increases early postoperative pain and leads to prolonged wound healing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Outcomes studied for surgical Tx of stress urinary incontinence

(HealthDay)—Among women undergoing midurethral mesh sling insertion, the rate of mesh sling removal at nine years is estimated to be 3.3 percent, according to a study published online Oct. 23 in the Journal of the American ...

Surgery

Surgical mesh itself not tied to increased complications

(HealthDay)—Use of mesh is not independently associated with an increase in the rate of complications of pelvic organ prolapse repair, according to a study published in the August issue of The Journal of Urology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Failure rate in some surgical mesh treatments unacceptably high

Failure rates in some treatments using surgical mesh are unacceptably high according to a newly published comprehensive biomedical review that considers the findings from peer-reviewed scientific articles assessing its use. ...

Surgery

Surgical mesh implants may cause autoimmune disorders

Surgical mesh implants, often used for hernia or gynecological repair, may be the reason so many patients report symptoms of an autoimmune disorder, according to a University of Alberta rheumatologist.

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