Women who have been implanted with surgical mesh to correct anterior vaginal wall prolapse are at a higher risk for repeat surgery, according to a recent study led by Dr. Jennifer Wu of Duke University. Dr. Wu and her colleagues estimated the need for repeat surgery in patients who had been implanted with transvaginal mesh kits by analyzed data pulled from the MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters database, which collects health care claims data from employer-based medical insurance data and the Medicare supplemental database. According to Medscape Medical News, the two databases encompass about 50 million patients, or one-sixth the ... Read More
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