Sunday, October 16, 2011

Report on Transvagainal Mesh Failures

From MSNBC, a report on the failure of mesh implants

100,000 mesh patients in 2010 In 2010, the agency says, doctors performed at least 100,000 prolapse repairs using surgical mesh, and about three-quarters of them were transvaginal. From 2005 to 2007, the FDA received more than 1,000 reports of adverse events related to the mesh in women treated for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. From 2008, when the FDA first revealed its safety concerns, to 2010, the agency received nearly 3,000 more.

Read more here.