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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791224/midurethral-slings-in-the-mesh-litigation-era
#1
REVIEW
John Chang, Dominic Lee
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) has always been a major health issue for women. With the progression of technology and surgical techniques, mid urethral slings (MUS) used in both transvaginal and transobturator routes have become the gold standard in the treatment of SUI. There is ample short to mid-term data confirming the efficacy and safety in using MUS in treating SUI in women. However, long-term data supporting the use of MUS in women to treat SUI is scarce. There has been much controversy surrounding the US Food and Drug Administrations' (FDA) public notification of potential complications surrounding the use of transvaginal mesh, which has been magnified and generalised by the media; but despite this there has still been substantial growth and uptake of MUS for treating SUI...
July 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777192/sexual-function-after-prolapse-repair
#2
Abigail Shatkin-Margolis, Rachel N Pauls
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize available literature (from the last 18 months) assessing sexual function following pelvic reconstructive surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP). We include vaginal native tissue repair, abdominal/laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy, transvaginal mesh repair, and obliterative procedures. The goal is to assist providers in counseling patients and to identify areas needed for further research. RECENT FINDINGS: When compared with pessary management, women who undergo POP surgical repair achieve their sexual function goals more often...
August 1, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736208/use-of-transvaginal-mesh-what-the-surgeon-should-consider
#3
EDITORIAL
Elizabeth R Mueller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 19, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727128/transvaginal-six-arm-mesh-opur-in-women-with-apical-pelvic-organ-prolapse-analysis-of-short-term-results-pelvic-floor-ultrasound-evaluation
#4
Tomasz Kluz, Edyta Wlaźlak, Grzegorz Surkont
OBJECTIVES: Analysis of feasibility, efficacy and short-term results after six-arm transvaginal mesh OPUR implantation in women with apical prolapse. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The same surgeon operated all of 39 women using mesh OPUR. Preoperatively patients had a standardized interview and clinical examination. Intraoperative and postoperative complications were analyzed. Postoperative evaluation included standardized interview, clinical examination and standardized pelvic floor ultrasound performed with 2D transvaginal probe and 4D abdominal probe...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723719/clinical-application-of-a-transurethral-holmium-laser-excision-of-exposed-polypropylene-mesh-at-lower-urinary-tract-single-surgeon-experience-with-long-term-follow-up
#5
Chan Ho Lee, Ja Yoon Ku, Kyoung Lee, Jeong Zoo Lee, Dong Gil Shin
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical application of a transurethral holmium laser excision of exposed polypropylene mesh as an effective minimally invasive surgical approach in patients with lower urinary tract mesh erosion following the transvaginal placement of polypropylene mesh. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted on the data of 22 patients with exposed polypropylene mesh in the lower urinary tract that was managed using the transurethral holmium laser technique...
July 19, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723371/complications-of-transvaginal-mesh-for-pelvic-organ-prolapse-and-stress-urinary-incontinence-tips-for-prevention-recognition-and-management
#6
REVIEW
Susan MacDonald, Ryan Terlecki, Elisabetta Costantini, Gopal Badlani
CONTEXT: Mesh-related complications following transvaginal management of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and/or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) have received significant attention in the last decade. OBJECTIVE: We sought to identify patient, product, and technical factors associated with an increased risk of complications after mesh-based transvaginal repair of anterior POP and SUI. In this review we clarify the different pattern of complications after POP and SUI repairs...
August 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676367/iatrogenic-pelvic-pain-surgical-and-mesh-complications
#7
REVIEW
Dominic Lee, John Chang, Philippe E Zimmern
Female stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse are prevalent conditions in adult women. Among treatment alternatives, more traditional methods of surgical intervention have been supplanted by synthetic polypropylene mesh kits. However, novel complications with mesh-related exposure, pelvic pain alone or with dyspareunia, and increased incidence of revision surgeries, resulted in 2 FDA warnings on transvaginal mesh use for prolapse repair. This review examines the anatomy of the vagina and urethra, the etiology of pain related to mesh use, and the relevant surgical techniques for management of this complication along with their outcomes...
August 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658857/application-of-a-mixed-material-graft-to-posterior-intravaginal-slingoplasty-procedure-preliminary-pilot-series
#8
Birol Vural, Yigit Çakıroglu, Fisun Vural, Sule Köpük Yıldırım
Good anatomic outcomes have been achieved with transvaginal synthetic materials in pelvic organ prolapse, but mesh-related complications are a major health concern. Therefore, developing new synthetic or biological materials with increased tissue strength and decreased complications are major challenges. This paper presents preliminary pilot series of Posterior Intravaginal Slingoplasty (PIVS) procedure performed with mixed material graft containing both autologous tissue and a synthetic material. Six women with symptomatic Utero-Vaginal Prolapse (UVP) ≥ stage 2 underwent the PIVS procedure...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657993/outcomes-and-characteristics-of-patients-undergoing-surgical-management-for-mesh-related-complications
#9
Donna Mazloomdoost, Rachel N Pauls, Steven D Kleeman, Catrina C Crisp
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to describe the characteristics of women presenting with mesh-related complications and evaluate postoperative quality of life, sexual functioning, and patient-perceived outcomes. METHODS: This institutional review board-approved study included a retrospective chart review and a cross-sectional follow-up with validated questionnaires. Demographics and medical histories were collected from charts of women treated for mesh-related complaints between 2010 and 2014...
June 27, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657986/the-truth-behind-transvaginal-mesh-litigation-devices-timelines-and-provider-characteristics
#10
Colby P Souders, Karyn S Eilber, Lynn McClelland, Lauren N Wood, Alexander R Souders, Vicki Steiner, Jennifer Tash Anger
OBJECTIVES: Following Food and Drug Administration communications about the safety of transvaginal prolapse, more than 73,000 patients with complications from treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) have filed product liability claims. This research analyzes the transvaginal mesh claims filed in the United States to identify key characteristics that may inform clinical decision-making. METHODS: We evaluated a 1% random sample from the Bloomberg Law Database: 2000 to 2014 and associated legal documents...
June 27, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653332/transvaginal-mesh-removal-with-native-tissue-repair-for-mesh-shrinkage-and-recurrent-uterovaginal-prolapse-following-vaginal-mesh-augmented-surgery
#11
Rodolfo Milani, Matteo Frigerio, Stefania Palmieri, Stefano Manodoro
Vaginal mesh-related complications can be difficult to treat and can often require several surgical interventions. In the case of pelvic pain or dyspareunia related to transobturator mesh tension or shrinkage, surgical treatment is indicated with the aim of mobilizing the mesh by dividing the central graft from the arms and excising all the areas of mesh contraction [1]. Removal of transobturator arms should be avoided because neovascularization can lead to bleeding that is difficult to control [2]. This article is protected by copyright...
June 27, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642090/temporary-removal-vaginal-sacral-colpopexy-a-natural-orifice-approach-to-a-gold-standard-procedure
#12
Charles R Hanes
The publisher regrets that this article has been temporarily removed. A replacement will appear as soon as possible in which the reason for the removal of the article will be specified, or the article will be reinstated. The full Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal can be found at https://www.elsevier.com/about/our-business/policies/article-withdrawal.
June 20, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620794/evidence-to-justify-retention-of-transvaginal-mesh-comparison-between-laparoscopic-sacral-colpopexy-and-transvaginal-elevate%C3%A2-mesh
#13
Valérie To, Pattaya Hengrasmee, Alan Lam, Georgina Luscombe, Anna Lawless, Justin Lam
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: To determine if laparoscopic sacral colpopexy (LSC) offers better apical support with a lower exposure rate than transvaginal mesh surgery with Elevate™. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study comparing patients with apical prolapse (POP-Q point C ≥ -1) who underwent Elevate™ mesh repair (n = 146) with patients who underwent laparoscopic sacral colpopexy (n = 267). RESULTS: The sacral colpopexy group had a mean age of 59 years and a BMI of 25...
June 15, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616112/choosing-the-right-sling-for-your-patient
#14
REVIEW
Stephen S Steele, Gregory G Bailly
Recent data has demonstrated a one in five lifetime risk of a woman requiring stress urinary incontinence (SUI) surgery. Currently, most women opt for a synthetic midurethral sling (MUS), with over 3.6 million placed worldwide. This article attempts to identify whether a gold standard exists with regards to surgical correction of female SUI. When considering which sling type to use for which incontinent woman, the published data demonstrates excellent results for both synthetic mesh (retropubic or transobturator routes) and fascial pubovaginal slings for most patients...
June 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616104/medicolegal-basics-and-update-on-transvaginal-mesh-in-canada
#15
REVIEW
Brock Hengel, Blayne Welk, Richard J Baverstock
In recent years, midurethral slings (MUS) and transvaginal mesh procedures have experienced blazing growth and popularity. However, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada regulatory advisories threw water on that fire and created a confusing environment surrounding their continued usage. MUS usage has continued in Canada and transvaginal mesh kits for pelvic organ prolapse have become a rarity. Several large organizations (the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction [SUFU], the American Urogynecologic Society [AUGS], and the Canadian Urological Association [CUA]) have developed "mesh statements" to clarify the issues surrounding mesh for patients and medical professionals; however, often the legal system sees things differently in either individual cases or class action lawsuits...
June 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616103/canadian-urological-association-position-statement-on-the-use-of-transvaginal-mesh
#16
REVIEW
Blayne Welk, Kevin V Carlson, Richard J Baverstock, Stephen S Steele, Gregory G Bailly, Duane R Hickling
Stress incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are common conditions. There is high-level evidence that midurethral mesh slings for stress incontinence are effective and safe; however, the rare but serious potential risks of this surgery must be discussed with the patient. The use of transvaginal mesh for prolapse repair does not appear to be supported by the current evidence, and its use should be restricted to specialized pelvic floor surgeons and specific clinical situations.
June 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600046/a-52-month-follow-up-on-the-transvaginal-mesh-surgery-in-vaginal-cuff-eversion
#17
Tsia-Shu Lo, Faridah Mohd Yusoff, Chuan-Chi Kao, Sukanda Jaili, Ma Clarissa Uy Patrimonio
OBJECTIVE: Transvaginal mesh anterior-posterior (TVM-AP) provides better cure rates in the surgical treatment of vaginal cuff eversion than anterior transvaginal mesh combined with sacrospinous ligament fixation (TVM-A). We determine the outcomes after TVM-A and TVM-AP surgeries in advanced vaginal cuff prolapse. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The charts of 796 women who underwent pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery from July 2006 to January 2012 in Chang Gung Memorial Hospitals were reviewed...
June 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547270/comparison-of-single-versus-multicenter-outcomes-for-pelvic-organ-prolapse-repair-using-a-mesh-capturing-device
#18
Edward Morcos, Daniel Altman, Daniel Hunde, Christian Falconer
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to compare the results of pelvic organ prolapse repair using a capturing device-guided transvaginal mesh in a single- vs multicenter setting. METHODS: One hundred and twelve women operated by two surgeons at one center (2-year follow-up) were compared with 207 women operated on by 26 surgeons at 24 centers (1-year follow-up). Patients were screened at baseline for apical (uterine or vaginal vault) prolapse stage II with or without concomitant anterior vaginal wall prolapse ≥ stage 2 according to the pelvic organ prolapse quantification (POP-Q) system...
May 25, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487243/towards-rebuilding-vaginal-support-utilizing-an-extracellular-matrix-bioscaffold
#19
Rui Liang, Katrina Knight, Deanna Easley, Stacy Palcsey, Steven Abramowitch, Pamela A Moalli
As an alternative to polypropylene mesh, we explored an extracellular matrix (ECM) bioscaffold derived from urinary bladder matrix (MatriStem™) in the repair of vaginal prolapse. We aimed to restore disrupted vaginal support simulating application via transvaginal and transabdominal approaches in a macaque model focusing on the impact on vaginal structure, function, and the host immune response. In 16 macaques, after laparotomy, the uterosacral ligaments and paravaginal attachments to pelvic side wall were completely transected (IACUC# 13081928)...
May 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479238/challenging-the-myth-transvaginal-mesh-is-not-associated-with-carcinogenesis
#20
Bilal Chughtai, Art Sedrakyan, Jialin Mao, Dominique Thomas, Karyn S Eilber, J Quentin Clemens, Jennifer T Anger
PURPOSE: We sought to determine if there was a potential link between synthetic polypropylene mesh implantation for transvaginal pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, and carcinogenesis using statewide administrative data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Women who underwent transvaginal surgery for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence with mesh between January 2008 and December 2009 in New York State were identified using ICD-9-CM procedure codes and CPT-4 codes...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Urology
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