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Surgical mesh and patient safety

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The use of surgical mesh for vaginal prolapse and stress urinary incontinence increased rapidly for 20 years and then fell from grace, mainly because of a failure to take patient safety seriously. The BMJ investigation by Jonathan Gornall1-3 itemises the many failings that made this rise and fall inevitable: the lack of postmarketing studies; the failure to establish device registries; the influence of financial conflicts of interest; and, in the UK, the ineffectual role of the National Insti...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmj.k4231

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Kellogg College; Kellogg College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-1009-1992
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Journal website
Volume:
363
Pages:
k4231
Publication date:
2018-10-10
DOI:
EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
Pubs id:
pubs:934714
URN:
uri:570c7839-8447-45ff-833e-08f2f21977e1
UUID:
uuid:570c7839-8447-45ff-833e-08f2f21977e1
Local pid:
pubs:934714
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English
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