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Study looks at new treatments for urinary incontinence
Botox and an implantable device known as InterStim are being tested as new therapies to treat urinary incontinence in women.
European report shows adverse events with vaginal mesh greater than other procedures
Surgical techniques using vaginal meshes to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse can cause serious adverse events, and doctors should inform their patients of the potential risks associated with the devices, according to a report complied by York
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
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
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.
Blogger urges others injured by surgical mesh to file report
In December 2010, nine months after surgery where a surgical mesh “bladder sling” was implanted in her body to help with incontinence, Linda started a blog. It was the only way the 63-year-old widow could vent about the complications she
Transvaginal mesh failures become quality of life issues
More tragic stories are surfacing since 2008, when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first warned doctors and consumers about serious problems associated with a surgical mesh used to treat common pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic organ prolapse. Since then
Women file lawsuits against manufacturers of transvaginal mesh
Lisa Smith of Melbourne, Fla., says the mesh device implanted in her vagina to help with a common condition known as pelvic organ prolapse felt like barbed wire. Even now that it has been removed, the pain lingers.
Safety of vaginal mesh used to repair pelvic organ prolapse under review
Surgical placement of mesh used to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) poses more risks than benefits to women, according to an updated safety communication issued this week by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The agency says it will convene