Antibiotic prophylaxis for prevention of postoperative wound infection in adults undergoing open elective inguinal or femoral hernia repair
Updated review (27 studies; n=8308) finds antibiotic prophylaxis for hernioplasty probably reduces all types of wound infections in a high infection risk environment, with little/no difference in a low-risk environment. Evidence for open herniorrhaphy is uncertain. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer Recurrences Seen After Robotic Paraesophageal Hernia Repairs Fewer Recurrences Seen After Robotic Paraesophageal Hernia Repairs
Robotic-assisted paraesophageal hernia (PEH) repair appears to be associated with a lower rate of hernia recurrence than is laparoscopic surgery, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Xaracoll (bupivacaine hydrochloride) Implant for Acute Postsurgical Pain Relief Following Open Inguinal Hernia Repair
ATHLONE, Ireland, Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/— Innocoll Holdings Limited, a specialty pharmaceutical company and portfolio business of Gurnet Point Capital, announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - August 31, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

How Long Does an Open Inguinal Hernia Repair Take?
Title: How Long Does an Open Inguinal Hernia Repair Take?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General)
Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General - July 2, 2020 Category: Podiatry Source Type: news

Return to outdoor walking, car driving, and sexual activity following elective inguinal hernia repair: surgeons' perspective versus patients' reality - Kulacoglu H, Celasin H, Karaca AS.
PURPOSE: To determine the time to resumption of outdoor walking, car driving, sports, and sexual activity following elective inguinal hernia repair, and to reveal if there are differences between surgeons' recommendations and patients' real return times. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What Is an Umbilical Hernia Repair Surgery?
Title: What Is an Umbilical Hernia Repair Surgery?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 4/13/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/13/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General)
Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General - April 13, 2020 Category: Podiatry Source Type: news

Robotic Voluminous Paraesophageal Hernia Repair Robotic Voluminous Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
This review examined the safety and efficacy of a robotic approach to paraesophageal hernia repair. Is it a feasible alternative to standard laparoscopic repair?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Robotic Hernia Repair No Better Than Traditional Approach, Has Several Drawbacks Robotic Hernia Repair No Better Than Traditional Approach, Has Several Drawbacks
For primary inguinal hernia repair, there is no apparent benefit to the robotic approach over the traditional laparoscopic approach, according to a randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Surgeons' Attitudes Variable on Hernia Repair in Women of Childbearing Age Surgeons' Attitudes Variable on Hernia Repair in Women of Childbearing Age
Surgeons'opinions on abdominal hernia repair in women of childbearing age are quite variable, a small survey finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

UT team develops model to predict hernia surgery recovery outcomes
(University of Tennessee at Knoxville) Could patients experience less pain and possibly have better recovery outcomes if their fears or emotional issues were addressed before surgery? Three researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recently developed a predictive model to examine that question. Rebecca Koszalinski, Anahita Khojandi, and Bruce Ramshaw examined data collected from 102 patients who underwent ventral hernia repair surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mastectomies, hernias, possibilities for private surgical delivery
The Alberta government is looking to contract out medical procedures such as mastectomies, hernia repair and some gynecological procedures to private providers with the aim of lowering wait times. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Hernia sufferers set to benefit from new repair method which rebuilds stomach muscles
The technique, which can prevent hernias coming back, involves cutting, dissecting and separating the individual layers of the abdominal wall before sliding them back into their natural position. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual Dysfunction Common After Inguinal Hernia Repair in Men Sexual Dysfunction Common After Inguinal Hernia Repair in Men
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Sexual dysfunction common after men's hernia surgery
(Reuters Health) – - Many men experience sexual dysfunction or pain during sexual activity after groin surgery to repair a hernia, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

All surgery - even small procedures such as hernia repair - are dangerous for frail patients
Mortality is higher in frail patients than previously thought, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center said, and therefore no procedure should be deemed 'low-risk'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exogenesis Corporation Announces the Filing of a 510(k) Pre-Marketing Notification Application with the US Food and Drug Administration for Exogenesis Hernia Mesh
Exogenesis Hernia Mesh is the First Soft Tissue Repair Device with Nano-Modified Surface BILLERICA, Mass., July 24, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Exogenesis Corporation announced today that it has successfully completed filing of a ... Devices, Surgery, FDA Exogenesis, Hernia Mesh, Accelerated Neutral Atom Beam (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mesh OR Patch for Hernia on Epigastric and Umbilical Sites Mesh OR Patch for Hernia on Epigastric and Umbilical Sites
When it comes to umbilical and epigastric hernia repair, which of these methods is the superior choice?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Non-Surgeons in Ghana Are Competently Repairing Hernias Non-Surgeons in Ghana Are Competently Repairing Hernias
Medical doctors can be trained to perform mesh inguinal hernia repair as competently as surgeons, a study from Ghana shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Tool Predicts Quality Measures After Ventral Hernia Repair
WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 -- The Outcomes Reporting App for Clinical and Patient Engagement (ORACLE) tool can predict quality measures following ventral hernia repair (VHR) and facilitate preoperative surgeon-patient discussions, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Flips the Switch on Pelvic Mesh Manufacturers
After years of controversy surrounding the use of surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP), FDA has ordered Boston Scientific and Coloplast to stop selling the mesh on the U.S. market immediately. The agency said the manufacturers have not demonstrated a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness for these devices, which is the premarket review standard that now applies to them since FDA decided they were high risk in 2016. “In order for these mesh devices to stay on the market, we determined that we needed evidence that they worked better than surgery without the use of ...
Source: MDDI - April 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

FDA To Boston Scientific: Stop Selling Pelvic Mesh Tied To Injuries In Women
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Tuesday halted sales of a type of surgical mesh used to repair pelvic conditions in women, following years of patients’ reports of injuries and complications from the implants. The Food and Drug Administration ordered the two remaining makers of the mesh — Boston Scientific and Coloplast — to stop selling it immediately, saying the companies failed to show the mesh is safe for long-term use. Several other major manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson, previously stopped making the mesh. The FDA action does not apply to surgical mesh used to treat ot...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Boston Scientific FDA Source Type: news

Thousands of cataracts patients are missing out on vital surgery because of NHS rationing
A report revealing which local NHS boards are rationing cataract ops, hip and knee replacements, hernia repairs and glucose monitors found Bedfordshire is the only one restricting all four. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BD ’ s Bard pulls all pelvic mesh products from EU market
Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) subsidiary C.R. Bard is removing its women’s pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence mesh devices from the European Market, according to a recently posted field corrective action from the company. The Murray Hill, N.J.-based company said that it is “initiating a cease in production and distribution of these devices and a removal of these products from hospitals and distribution centers with immediate effect,” according to the notice. The removal of the devices was not a result of safety concerns, Bard clarified, adding that patients with such d...
Source: Mass Device - March 7, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Women's Health bectondickinson crbard Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Is Best for Inguinal Hernia Repair in Females Laparoscopic Is Best for Inguinal Hernia Repair in Females
Laparoscopic versus open repair of inguinal hernia in women: which has lower recurrence rates? Dr Lowenfels comments on a recent study published in JAMA Surgery.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Bard wins surgical mesh case on appeal
C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR) and subsidiary Davol have won their appeal in a lawsuit involving a woman who died a year after having a Bard surgical mesh patch implanted to repair a hernia. The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Southern District of Indiana (Seventh Circuit) found that the estate of Georgia Bowersock failed to prove that the Bard patch caused the abdominal abscess that led to Bowersock’s death in 2006. The patch consists of two pieces of mesh that surround a flexible plastic ring. Bard recalled several versions of the patch in late 2005 and early 2006 following reports that ...
Source: Mass Device - January 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Implants Legal News News Well crbard Source Type: news

Tela Bio, Aroa Biosurgery win FDA nod for large-size OviTex bioscaffolds
Tela Bio and its partner Aroa Biosurgery said yesterday that it won FDA 510(k) clearance for large-size OviTex reinforced bioscaffolds intended for soft tissue repair. The OviTex RBS devices are surgical implants with integrated biologic and synthetic materials to allow the movement of fluid and cells through the product, Malvern, Penn.-based Tela Bio said. With the clearance, the companies said that they will now offer the OviTex RBS devices in the US in sizes up to 20×40 cm, a 150% surface area increase over its currently available offerings. “We are pleased to launch larger OviTex RBSs as we continue our mis...
Source: Mass Device - January 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regenerative Medicine Regulatory/Compliance aroabiosurgery Tela Bio Source Type: news

Surgical Robotics Market Due for a Shake Up?
For years, Intuitive has been recognized as the leader of the surgical robotics market. But there are more competitors on the horizon and the entry level for the surgical robotics’ market is far easier than it used to be. Roger Smith, MD, the Chief Technology Officer for the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center, spoke with MD+DI about the state of the surgical robotics market and what could possibly lie ahead for the space. “When you look at the volume of procedures that are conducted with devices that are considered robotic, probably 70% are conducted with da Vinci,” Smit...
Source: MDDI - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Smoking Effect on Hernia Repair Outcomes'Clinically Negligible'Smoking Effect on Hernia Repair Outcomes'Clinically Negligible '
Smokers and non-smokers have similar outcomes after undergoing clean open ventral hernia repair (OVHR), new research in shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Is it safe to use mesh to repair my hernia? Dr Martin Scurr answers your questions  
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your health concerns. This week, he focuses on the use of mesh in operations and how to tackle a Baker ’s cyst - a swelling at the back of the knee. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Inguinal Hernia Repair Impair Male Fertility? Does Inguinal Hernia Repair Impair Male Fertility?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study, published in Annals of Surgery, that examines the fertility outcomes in males who underwent a herniorrhaphy.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Immunosuppression Doesn't Increase Infection Risk After Open Ventral Hernia Repair Immunosuppression Doesn't Increase Infection Risk After Open Ventral Hernia Repair
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

The men left in agony after being given implants to repair a hernia  
Mario Spacagna, 75, from Southampton, lives in constant pain after having a ten-inch sheet of surgical mesh placed internally to repair damage caused by a kidney tumour. This is his story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Traumatic abdominal wall hernia secondary to seatbelt injury: a case successfully managed by delayed surgical mesh repair and complicated by intervening pregnancy - Makaranka S, Hever P, Cavale N.
We report a case of seatbelt-associated TAWH in a 20-year-old woman who was presented to hospital via ambulance following a road traffic collision with a d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Intuitive Set a High Bar for New Entrants in Surgical Robotics
Intuitive Surgical is well aware that the field it has dominated for years is becoming increasingly competitive with new entrants. But CEO Gary Guthart always manages to sound confident during earnings calls and tends to let the numbers speak for themselves. The company reported global procedure growth of about 18% in the second quarter of 2018 compared with the second quarter of 2017, driven by the U.S. acceptance of Intuitive's da Vinci robotics system in general surgery, growth internationally, and the appreciation for improvement in surgery, Guthart noted during the company's most recent earnings call. "To take a ...
Source: MDDI - July 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

EndoGastric Solutions adds $31m
EndoGastric Solutions, which last week reported raising more than $25 million, said today that the total raise was $30.5 million. Redmond, Wash.-based EndoGastric Solutions said the round was led by existing backers Advanced Technology Ventures, Canaan Partners, Canepa Healthcare, Chicago Growth Partners, CRG, Radius Ventures, Sightline Partners and “several new healthcare investors excited about EGS’ commercial advances.” In a regulatory filing last week the company said it raised $25.4 million from 28 investors as part of a $35.5 million offering. Today EGS said it plans to use the i...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat endogastricsolutions Source Type: news

ACell, Inc. Announces Ventral Hernia Data Presented at Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Conference
COLUMBIA, Md., June 15, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ACell, Inc. today announced that promising data focused on its Gentrix Surgical Matrix family of devices for use in ventral hernia repair was presented at the recent Abdominal Wall ... Devices, Surgery ACell , Gentrix Surgical Matrix, MatriStem UBM, hernia repair (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tela Bio, Aroa Biosurgery win CE Mark for OviTex bioscaffolds
Tela Bio said today that its partner Aroa Biosurgery won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its OviTex Reinforced BioScaffold, which Tela Bio will commercially launch in the region. Malvern, Penn.-based Tela Bio said that is has offered the OviTex RBS for ventral hernia repairs and abdominal wall reconstruction procedures in the US since July 2016. The OviTex RBS devices are surgical implants with integrated biologic and synthetic materials to allow the movement of fluid and cells through the product, Tela Bio said. The company touted that more than 2,000 procedures have been performed with the OviTex RBS...
Source: Mass Device - May 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Surgical aroabiosurgery Tela Bio Source Type: news

Intraoperative interventions for preventing surgical site infection: an overview of Cochrane Reviews
This review of 30 Cochrane reviews assessing various interventions, concludes interventions such as antibiotic prophylaxis for caesarean section and hernia repair, administered before the procedures can prevent surgical site infections. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Did Boston Scientific Use Counterfeit Plastic in Pelvic Mesh?
Companies that sell implantable transvaginal mesh devices have been fighting massive, multi-district litigation for years as thousands of U.S. women have complained of severe complications after surgery. Now, a scathing 60 Minutes report on the issue has Boston Scientific up in arms. CBS aired the 60 Minutes report Sunday evening, uncovering emails that suggest Boston Scientific knowingly bought counterfeit plastic material from a Chinese supplier to produce the devices and even repackaged the material to hide the fact that it was an imitation product. The show's producers said Boston Scientif...
Source: MDDI - May 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Materials Source Type: news

Intuitive Surgical touts inguinal hernia study
Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) touted a 1,254-patient study today showing that patients who underwent robotic-assisted surgery using the da Vinci system to repair an inguinal hernia had fewer complications after 30 days compared to patients who had open surgery. The study, published in Hernia: The World Journal of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery, was characterized by Intuitive as the largest multi-center comparative study of robotic-assisted and open surgery for inguinal hernia repair. None of the patients in the robotic-assisted surgery group returned for reoperations related to the inguinal hernia repair proc...
Source: Mass Device - May 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Robotics Surgical Wall Street Beat Intuitive Surgical Source Type: news

Opioids Often Over-Prescribed After Hiatal Hernia Surgery
WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 -- Patients use fewer opioids than are prescribed after hiatal hernia repair (HHR), according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, held from April 28 to May 1 in San... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about hiatal hernia surgery
Surgery is an effective way to treat a hiatal hernia, with a 90 –95 percent success rate in relieving symptoms such as acid reflux and GERD. Laparoscopic repair is the most common procedure. Recovery takes several weeks but a person can often go home the same day. Learn about recovery times, complications, and outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

BD Scores a Victory in Bard & #039;s Hernia Mesh Case
Becton Dickinson, which acquired C.R. Bard at the end of 2017, scored a victory in New Jersey Superior Court this week. The court's appellate division refused to reinstate a product liability lawsuit involving Bard's 3DMax polypropylene mesh, which is used for hernia repair.  Plaintiff Kemuel Goodson was implanted with the product in 2006 and alleged that the mesh caused multiple complications that required extensive medical care, including several additional operations. Goodson claimed in his original complaint that defective design, negligence, and fraud and misrepresentation were to blame for the com...
Source: MDDI - March 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Design Source Type: news

Bard wins 3DMax hernia mesh appeal
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division this week tossed a win to Becton Dickinson & Co.‘s (NYSE:BDX) C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR), refusing to reinstate a hernia mesh product liability suit on grounds that expert witnesses couldn’t prove the design of the product was defective or that significant negligence occurred. In the case, plaintiff Kemuel Goodson claims that implantation of Bard’s 3DMax polypropylene mesh during a laparoscopic bilateral inguinal hernia repair in 2006 caused a number of different complications, including remaining pain and the removal of a testicle, and requ...
Source: Mass Device - March 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Surgical bectondickinson crbard Source Type: news

Mesh Bests Suture Repair for Small Umbilical Hernias Mesh Bests Suture Repair for Small Umbilical Hernias
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Self-gripping vs Sutured Mesh in Hernia Repair Self-gripping vs Sutured Mesh in Hernia Repair
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study comparing two varieties of mesh used in inguinal hernia repair, and whether patients experienced any difference in pain or recurrence.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Is Robotic Surgery the Future for Hernia Repair? Not So Fast Is Robotic Surgery the Future for Hernia Repair? Not So Fast
Robotic-assisted hernia repair is becoming increasingly popular, but the value of this technique remains controversial.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Gastric Transmural Migration of a Prosthetic Hiatal Hernia Gastric Transmural Migration of a Prosthetic Hiatal Hernia
This case report highlights a lesser known cause of morbidity arising from a Nissen fundoplication using mesh for hiatal hernia repair.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Bard escapes hernia mesh lawsuit
Becton Dickinson & Co.‘s (NYSE:BDX) C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR) and subsidiary Davol this week avoided a lawsuit over allegedly defective hernia meshes after an appellate panel reaffirmed a lower court’s dismissal. The lower court had dismissed the suit on the grounds that the operating physician in the case was informed of risks associated with the mesh, eliminating the plaintiff’s argument that the company did not appropriately warn physicians on the issue. The decision came from the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday, with Judges Marcus, Anderson and Hull finding in their revie...
Source: Mass Device - February 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Surgical bectondickinson crbard Davol Inc. Source Type: news

New Zealand ’ s Medsafe regulatory body removes pelvic mesh products from market
New Zealand’s regulatory body Medsafe has taken steps to remove a number of surgical mesh products from the country, according to a release posted today. The agency said the product’s removal was the outcome of a recent regulatory action on surgical mesh products, specifically those designed for treating pelvic organ prolapse via transvaginal implantation and one mini-sling product designed to treat stress urinary incontinence. Medsafe said that last December it requested safety information from four surgical mesh suppliers in New Zealand, following action taken by Australia’s TGA as it looked to review m...
Source: Mass Device - January 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Australia Therapeutic Goods Administration New Zealand Medsafe Source Type: news