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Discontinued Sales Of J&J Vaginal Mesh Products
2012-06-06 04:43:59

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Johnson and Johnson (J&J) recently announced that they would end sales of versions of surgical mesh products that were used to decrease the intensive pelvic discomfort of women; the decision was made following a number of complaints as well as reports of injuries and deaths. The surgical mesh products in question are generally implanted in women to help improve damaged or weakened tissue and to offer support for those who had pelvic organ prolapse...

2012-06-05 23:01:08

According to court documents, on May 14th 2012, a Texarkana woman, Peggy Greene, filed a lawsuit in Texas Eastern District Court (case no. 5:2012cv00045) alleging she suffered several complications from her transvaginal mesh implantation. Transvaginal surgical mesh is used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). Plaintiff is suing Boston Scientific Corporation (d/b/a Mansfield Scientific, Inc. & Microvasive, Inc.), the medical device manufacturer. On...


Latest Gynecology Reference Libraries

Human Reproduction
2012-05-14 11:44:50

Human Reproduction is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that concentrates on original research, clinical case studies and opinions and debates on topical issues. The journal was broken into three distinct journals in 1995, with Human Reproduction Update and Molecular Human Reproduction. Human Reproduction Update is a bimonthly review journal and Molecular Human Reproduction is a monthly journal focusing on molecular aspects of reproductive biology. Human Reproduction covers all aspects...

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2011-04-25 16:25:00

Mycoplasma genitalium is a small parasitic bacterium that lives on the ciliated epithelial cells of the primate genital and respiratory tracts. It is the smallest known free-living bacterium. Up until 2002 it was also considered to be the organism with the smallest genome. M. genitalium was isolated in 1980 from urethral specimens of two male patients with non-gonococcal urethritis. Infection is fairly common and can be transmitted between partners during unprotected sex. It can be treated...

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2011-04-15 15:11:42

Gardnerella is a genus of gram-variable-staining facultative anaerobic bacteria of which G. vaginalis is the only species. It grows as small, circular, convex, gray colonies on chocolate agar. Colistin-oxolinic acid blood agar is a selective medium for G. vaginalis. Bacterial vaginosis results in some women as a result of disruption of the normal vaginal microflora. Lactobacillus population in the vagina is responsible for the acidic environment. Prescription antibiotics with anaerobic...

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