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Pelvic floor muscle training a safer treatment than transvaginal mesh

Pelvic floor muscle training should be the first line of treatment for female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP), because it shows promising results in clinical studies with virtually no adverse side effects, according to the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences in Oslo, Norway. According to randomized controlled trials, pelvic floor muscle training, or PFM training, was shown to be an effective treatment in SUI by as much as 35 to 80 percent in the short-term. Furthermore, there are five such trials showing a significant effect of PFM training on either POP stage, symptoms or PFM morphology, researchers ... Read More

Woman sues transvaginal mesh makers for $1.5 million

Manufacturers of surgical mesh used to repair pelvic floor disorders are being sued for $1.5 million by a Louisiana woman who claims the medical device is defective. The lawsuit was filed in Federal Court in New Orleans against Johnson & Johnson Inc. and Ethicon Inc. The woman’s lawsuit claims that Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Floor System, the Gynecare TVT System, the Gynecare TVT Obturator System, the Gynecare TVT Secure System, the Gynecare Prolift Anterior, Posterior, and/or Total Pelvic Floor System, and the Gynecare Prolift + M Pelvic Floor Repair System are defective transvaginal mesh products. Transvaginal mesh is a type of ... Read More

New incontinence treatment offers non-invasive alternative to mesh

A treatment for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is showing promising results in clinical studies, according to data introduced at two professional society meetings this fall – the annual national Scientific Meeting of the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) and the South Central Section of the American Urological Association. The new SUI treatment known as Renessa and developed by Novasys Medical Inc., was put through a prospective three-year clinical trial in women with SUI. The results showed an estimated 71 percent of patients experienced an improvement in quality of life at 36 months post-treatment. “These results confirm that the majority of patients ... Read More

Another victim of transvaginal mesh speaks out

Sonnia Andino had been suffering for years from unusual symptoms. “Like something pulling me. I was in pain and I couldn’t stretch my leg or bend … because I feel the pressure,” she told NBC Miami. She consulted with her doctor, who linked the problem back to a device used when she had surgery to repair a pelvic floor disorder four years earlier. The device is a type of surgical mesh that is implanted through the vagina to repair conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Andino received the transvaginal mesh when she had surgery ... Read More

Researchers to test bladder sling for men

Researchers are trying to determine whether inserting a surgical mesh sling in men undergoing radical prostate surgery for prostate cancer will help with incontinence issues. The biodegradable “sling” would be inserted during robot-assisted prostate cancer surgery and support the neck of the bladder and uretha after removal of the prostate gland. The study, conducted by researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine, will assess urinary problems in patients following a complete removal of the prostate due to cancer. Half of the men in the study will receive one of the slings, while the others will receive current standard care without ... Read More

Bladder slings may cause serious complications for some women

Urinary incontinence can be embarrassing for women, but relief from symptoms is possible. As with any medical problem, however, a doctor should be consulted, and treatment and procedure options should be carefully weighed. Urinary incontinence is any involuntary leakage of urine due to a variety of conditions including insufficient strength of the pelvic floor muscles, or an overwhelming urge to urinate. Treatments have expanded over the years. Before women consider surgery or medication, which can have harmful side effects, they should try conservative therapies. This includes limiting fluid intake, cutting back on caffeine and other bladder irritants, and voiding on ... Read More

Lawyers investigating claims of injuries from transvaginal mesh

Attorneys for Beasley Allen Law Firm are currently investigating cases of injury caused by surgical mesh used to repair pelvic floor disorders. Transvaginal mesh is a device used to repair conditions such as stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The mesh has come under the spotlight recently after an alarming number of complaints to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) adverse event reporting program, MedWatch. Transvaginal mesh is made of porous absorbable or non-absorbable synthetic material or absorbable biologic material. In the repair of pelvic floor disorders, the mesh is permanently implanted to reinforce the weakened vaginal wall or ... Read More

Shares of transvaginal mesh maker fall amid news of complications

Shares of Kips Bay Medical Inc., makers of surgical mesh used to treat pelvic floor disorders, have taken a nosedive following news that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may order transvaginal mesh devices to go through clinical trials to determine efficacy and safety. The Minneapolis-based company marked a 34 percent loss following the announcement, closing at $1.87. Earlier in the day, the shares hit an all-time low of $1.79. Kips Bay Medical’s eSVS surgical mesh is just one of the transvaginal mesh products that is under review by the FDA following a staggering increase in complaints about the products. ... Read More

New transvaginal mesh lawsuits may join multi-district litigation

Lawsuits against the makers of surgical mesh used to repair pelvic floor disorders are growing quickly as more women injured by the devices come forward, according to Mass Device. Women in the latest group of lawsuits against one manufacturer, C.R. Bard Inc., have asked to join a multi-district federal case against the company alleging its Avaulta transvaginal mesh product is dangerous and defective. The multi-district litigation (MDL), consolidated a year ago from 21 individual lawsuits, involves three different surgical mesh devices made by Bard –Avaulta Biosynthetic, Avaulta Plus, and Avaulta Solo. The new batch of lawsuits that requested to join ... Read More

Women should discuss with doctors safety of transvaginal mesh

As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gears up to determine the fate of surgical mesh used to treat pelvic floor disorders, women who suffer from these conditions are left asking what options they have for treatment. Surgical mesh is a device used to repair various conditions including stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). SUI is a type of incontinence caused by leakage of urine during moments of physical stress. POP occurs when a pelvic organ, such as the bladder, drops from its normal position and pushes against the walls of the vagina. This can happen if ... Read More