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.

Medical research

Stem cell therapy for pelvic organ prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse—POP—is a hidden disease. While the injury happens during childbirth, the patient may not know about the damage until many years later, often during menopause.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Q&A: Pregnancy and prolapse concerns

I am seven months pregnant with my first child. My obstetrician said I have ureterocele. He also mentioned bladder prolapse. I am not having incontinence at the moment, but I have a lot of pain and always feel like I'm on ...

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