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Int Urogynecol J. 2011 Jul;22(7):771-4. doi: 10.1007/s00192-011-1399-y. Epub 2011 Apr 22.

Degradation, infection and heat effects on polypropylene mesh for pelvic implantation: what was known and when it was known.

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University of California, Irvine Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, 701 E. 28th St, Suite 212, Long Beach, CA 90806, USA. catalinaisland1@cs.com

Abstract

Many properties of polypropylene mesh that are causative in producing the complications that our patients are experiencing were published in the literature prior to the marketing of most currently used mesh configurations and mesh kits. These factors were not sufficiently taken into account prior to the sale of these products for use in patients. This report indicates when this information was available to both mesh kit manufacturers and the Food and Drug Administration.

PMID:
21512830
PMCID:
PMC3112322
DOI:
10.1007/s00192-011-1399-y
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