Laparoscopic excision of vaginal mesh found effectiveWhile most clinicians remove vaginal mesh through the vagina, employing laparoscopy is feasible and safe, especially when there is limited visualization through the vagina, according to a case series presented at the 46th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
Detecting abnormalities, documenting optionsA California woman was 35-years-old when she delivered an infant with severe Down's syndrome and then sued all those involved with the prenatal care and alleged that both physicians were told the parents wanted all available testing because of a family history of birth defects. What's the verdict? Plus more cases.
Mesh outcomes linked to provider volumeOne in 30 women treated for stress urinary incontinence with synthetic mesh slings might require mesh removal or revision 10 years post-SUI mesh surgery.
Best of AUA 2014: Female Urology/Incontinence/UrodynamicsAdonis K. Hijaz, MD, presents the take home messages on female urology/incontinence/urodynamics from the AUA annual meeting in Orlando, FL, including studies on mesh outcomes and the overactive bladder treatment mirabegron (Myrbetriq).
AUA look-back: TRT safety, PCa tests spark news, debateThe recently concluded AUA annual meeting in Orlando may not go down as one of the most memorable annual meetings in recent years. Nevertheless, it was noteworthy for some interesting news and lively debate on hot-button topics: the safety of certain urologic products, namely, testosterone and transvaginal mesh; new tests for prostate cancer; infection prevention and treatment; and use of an advanced prostate cancer agent in the pre-chemotherapy setting.
Incontinence following mesh sling removal commonFollowing suburethral mesh sling removal, half of patients had operations to treat incontinence, according to a study reported at the AUA annual meeting in San Diego.
New lightweight mesh launched for sacrocolpopexyCaldera Medical has announced FDA clearance and the launch of Vertessa Lite, which Caldera calls a supple, lightweight, yet strong polypropylene mesh for use in abdominal sacrocolpopexy procedures for vaginal vault prolapse.
AUA 2013: Mesh removal often means more incontinence surgeryMesh removal after suburethral sling procedures led to additional incontinence surgery in more than half of patients, including many who were continent prior to sling removal, a study of almost 100 patients showed.