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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Metal Debris in Liver, Spleen of Majority of Patients with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement

Posted in DePuy Hip Replacement, Devices

A 2004 article published in The Journal of Arthroplasty has shown that tiny metal particles (less than one micrometer in diameter) can be found in over 73% of people who used a metal-on-metal hip implant.  This research, conducted by Robert M. Urban et al. is titled “Accumulation in Liver and Spleen of Metal Particles Generated… Continue Reading

2012 – Research Shows Danger of Transvaginal Mesh

Posted in Vaginal Mesh

Recently (2012) an article published in Obstetrics and Gynecology has reviewed the frequency with which complications surrounding surgery occur as well as how often reoperation is required following “prolapse repairs using mesh and biologic grafts.”[1] By analyzing “all female members of [the healthcare provider] Kaiser Permanente Southern and Northern California and Hawaii who underwent sling… Continue Reading

Severe Side-Effects of Transvaginal Mesh

Posted in Vaginal Mesh

A report titled “Dyspareunia and chronic pelvic pain after polypropylene mesh augmentation for transvaginal repair of anterior vaginal wall prolapse” published in a 2007 edition of The International Urogynecology Journal by Lawrence L. Lin et al. illustrates the case of one woman who used transvaginal mesh following pelvic organ prolapse and suffered particularly unfortunate side-effects…. Continue Reading

Study Shows: Risk for Infection Caused by Transvaginal Mesh

Posted in Vaginal Mesh

In 2009, research was published in The Journal of Urology demonstrating that there is considerable increased risk for infection associated with the use of transvaginal mesh (TVM).  Transvaginal mesh is a synthetic substitute for human tissue, usually made of either polypropylene or silicone that is used in the repair of damaged organ walls as a… Continue Reading

Bacterial Infection Associated with Transvaginal Mesh

Posted in Vaginal Mesh

A 2009 report published in the International Urogynecology Journal shows clearly that the risk for bacterial infection is dramatically increased with the use of transvaginal mesh, a popular synthetic substitute for human tissue used in surgical repair following pelvic organ prolapse and other ailments.  While transvaginal mesh has previously been found to cause vaginal mesh… Continue Reading

Infection from Transvaginal Mesh

Posted in Vaginal Mesh

In 2007, medical researchers Matthew E. Falagas et al. published a report outlining bacterial infections that may occur as a result of transvaginal mesh use.  To clarify, transvaginal mesh (TVM) is a man-made substitute for human tissue that is used in the surgical repair of a damaged uterine or vaginal wall usually following pelvic organ prolapse…. Continue Reading

2009 – Complications of TVM Use in 20% of Cases

Posted in Vaginal Mesh

In 2009, Robert M. Freeman and Gunnar Lose published a report aiming to weigh the benefits against the risks associated with transvaginal mesh use.  Transvaginal mesh (TVM) is a synthetic tissue substance used in the surgical repair of the vaginal or uterine wall following pelvic organ prolapse or another such ailment. Published in The International Urogynecology… Continue Reading

Danger of Transvaginal Mesh

Posted in Vaginal Mesh

A 2008 report by Dr. Assia A. Stepanian et al. published in The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology has outlined some of the complications associated with use of transvaginal mesh (TVM), a synthetic substitute for human tissue used in surgical repair of the uterine or vaginal wall following pelvic organ prolapse.  As of yet, polypropylene… Continue Reading

1998 – 12% of TVM Surgeries Result in Vaginal Mesh Erosion

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A 1998 report published in Obstetrics and Gynecology titled “Mesh erosion after abdominal sacrocolpopexy” by Dr. Neeraj Kohli et al. illustrates clearly an all-too-common complication of transvaginal mesh use. Transvaginal mesh (TVM) is synthetic “tissue” used to “mimic,” if you will, human flesh, used in the surgical reconstruction of the vaginal or uterine wall following… Continue Reading