The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), a non-departmental public health body of the U.K.’s Department of Health, is recommending that transvaginal mesh implants be banned for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse in England because the devices can cut into the vaginal wall and leave women in chronic pain and with permanent disabilities. At least one expert says that it is highly likely NICE’s call to action will spur the National Health Service (NHS) to take up the recommendation. NICE said that there were “serious but well-recognized safety concerns” with vaginal mesh, and that “evidence of long-term ... Read More
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