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Complications of TVM erosion

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The use of transvaginal mesh kits in pelvic floor reconstruction surgery has begun to be questioned clinically as the number of cases of complications and adverse effects has steadily risen.  The  complications can lead to pain for not only the patient but for their significant others during intercourse, often times leading patients to require further… Continue Reading

Additional surgery required to remove ineffective TVM

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Currently, synthetic mesh kits are being more commonly used in reparatory surgery for prolapsed pelvic organs.  However, as stated by Lawrence Lin, et. al., in a recent article titled, “Dyspareunia and Chronic Pelvic Pain after Polypropylene Mesh Augmentation for Transvaginal Repair of Anterior Vaginal Wall Prolapse,” there seems to be no clinical research on the… Continue Reading

Severe complications associated with transvaginal mesh

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The use of transvaginal mesh kits has grown substantially in recent years as new products are being designed constantly.  However, numerous transvaginal mesh lawsuits have emerged because of the inconsistent success rates offered by the field of different transvaginal mesh products.  Lawsuits have not only emerged because of unsuccessful procedures involving transvaginal mesh kits, but… Continue Reading

2003: “Management of vaginal erosion of polypropylene mesh slings”

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With the current controversy surrounding the use of transvaginal mesh kits for the reparatory surgery of prolapsed pelvic organs, alternatives methods are constantly being explored.  Recently, polypropylene slings have been used instead of more traditional transvaginal mesh kits using other synthetic bases for their designs, utilizing a tension-free sling that is aimed at causing fewer… Continue Reading

Effects of TVM on Sexual Function

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The use of transvaginal mesh in the surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse has recently led to a large number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits as a result of the inconsistent success rates and the numerous complications associated with these methods.  The controversy has mainly stemmed from the lack of clinical research done to prove the… Continue Reading

Study Illuminates Danger of Transvaginal Mesh

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Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition which has been swarmed with controversy as all reparatory methods haven’t led to a sufficiently-high success rate to allow for continued use.  As medical science advances, there have been a range of methods for attempting to solve the issues caused by pelvic organ prolapse, and currently, the use of… Continue Reading

Washington Post: Complications of transvaginal mesh “not rare”

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An article found on The Washington Post’s website clarified the current discussion surrounding the emerging number of complications seen in connection to the use of transvaginal mesh in the repair of pelvic organ prolapse.  The article summarized a statement issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that reported that complications due to the use… Continue Reading

Concerns about Transvaginal Mesh Safety

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In recent years, transvaginal mesh kits have been used more and more regularly in the repair of pelvic organ prolapse.  A current controversy has emerged as to the safety of such products as more often than not, they are under-tested for their safety for patient use.  A recent article published on the CommonHealth website provides… Continue Reading

FDA Calls for Further Analysis of TVM Products

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With the increased use of transvaginal mesh kits in the repair of pelvic organ prolapse, there has been a rising controversy to the safety of such products.  It is often observed that the these relatively-new products are not properly tested to determine their safety, and with the ever increasing number of new versions of transvaginal… Continue Reading

Report: Bard, Inc. Withheld Transvaginal Mesh Safety Information

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A startling discovery was made recently as it was uncovered that officials at CR Bard Inc. hid the flaws in their transvaginal mesh products in order to allow for continued sales.  The transvaginal mesh devices made by Bard were made with plastics deemed, “unsuitable for human implantation.”  The executives at Bard made use of the… Continue Reading

29% of patients require second surgery following TVM use

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With 29% of patients requiring reoperation following the use of transvaginal mesh for the repair of vaginal wall prolapse, controversy has surrounded the emerging trend of using vaginal mesh regularly for vaginal repair procedures.  The controversy is most pointed in respect to the lack of positive research surrounding the use of the range of transvaginal… Continue Reading

Exceedingly-High Rate of Transvaginal Mesh Failure

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With over one tenth of all women with pelvic organ prolapse requiring surgery, researchers have begun to dedicate time and effort towards finding safe and effective methods to achieve higher satisfaction for patients.  Transvaginal mesh systems have emerged commercially over the past decades to try to reduce the failure rate of surgical pelvic organ prolapse… Continue Reading

Transvaginal mesh associated with serious complications

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The use of transvaginal mesh (TVM) in repair of genital prolapse has become more popular in recent years, but with this has come a controversy over the safety of procedures involving TVM.  As many studies have shown that the use of transvaginal mesh can lead to serious complications for the patient, researches and designers have been… Continue Reading

Negative Side-Effects of Transvaginal Mesh

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Transvaginal mesh repair is commonly used for the repair of anterior vaginal wall prolapse.  Some reports have observed that overactive bladder symptoms are occasionally improved due to the use of transvaginal mesh in the repair of vaginal wall prolapse.  A study conducted by Cheng-Yu Long, et. al. focused on the possible positive side effects caused… Continue Reading

Study Shows Complications of Transvaginal Mesh

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A recent study published in The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology indicated that while the Posterior IVS Tunneller transvaginal mesh delivery system was the first of its kind, and was a viable option for pelvic organ prolapse repair, a range of similar systems were released soon after without being subjected to clinical trials.  All… Continue Reading

Risk-Benefit Analysis of Transvaginal Mesh

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With the rising use of transvaginal mesh in the treatment of anterior vaginal wall prolapse, studies are being done as to determine the benefits and risks of these new procedures.  Current studies aim at determining if there is any significant increase in the success rate of surgical vaginal wall repair due to the use of… Continue Reading

2012 – Research Shows Danger of Transvaginal Mesh

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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