Journal article

What if there were no tapes?

Bernard T Haylen, Joseph KS Lee, Vasukhi Sivagnanam, Angela Cross

Neurourol Urodyn | Published : 2018


It is possible that the controversy involving prostheses implanted into women with pelvic floor problems might result in the majority of, or even all such products being restricted, banned or withdrawn in certain jurisdictions. A clear distinction between "tapes" for urinary incontinence and "mesh" for prolapse has been made in the enquiries and subsequent rulings in Australia and New Zealand. Transvaginal "mesh" will be unavailable with the range of "tapes" much more restricted in those countries from January 2018. The Chair of the all-party parliamentary group on surgical mesh implants in the United Kingdom was reported as describing the New Zealand announcement as "hugely significant" and..

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