Jul 10, 2018

Immediate stop to NHS mesh operations

NHS England is putting an immediate curb on mesh operations after safety concerns. Baroness Cumberlege said the independent review found no evidence on the benefits for treating urinary incontinence that would outweigh "The severity of human suffering caused by mesh complications". To date, it's still unclear how many women have been adversely affected by mesh. The health watchdog NICE has already recommended that vaginal mesh operations for treating organ prolapse should largely be stopped in England. The use of vaginal mesh to treat urinary incontinence was not mentioned in the draft NICE guidelines, however.

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