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From the Desk of the Editor - “Women Beware: Not all Mesh-Implants Need to be Removed"

Diane K. Newman
August 14, 2018

After reading a front-page article, How Profiteers Coax Women Into Surgery, in the New York Times, I knew I had to write this blog. The article describes the business case for exploiting women who have had a mesh implant for surgical treatment of pelvic floor disorders, e.g. pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence. The author notes “Litigation against implants’ manufacturers has involved more than 100,000 plaintiffs in federal court alone.”   But we know that not all women who undergo mesh-implant surgery have mesh-related post-operative complications.

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Diane K. Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN is an Adjunct Professor of Urology in Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and Co-Director of the Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health. She is the author of several books. The most recent is as lead editor of the 1st edition of the SUNA Core Curriculum for Urologic Nursing and of Clinical Application of Urologic Catheters, Devices and Products.

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