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Revisions of Medical Device Directives. The new Regulations on medical devices On 5 April, 2 new Regulations on medical devices (a Regulation on medical devices and a Regulation on in-vitro diagnostic medical devices) were adopted.

Revisions of Medical Device Directives

These replace the existing Directives. The new rules will only apply after a transitional period. V1N22006. Surgical_co_eau3. Hoe veilig is het gebruik van mesh-implantaten in de uro-gynaecologische chirurgie? Aan een vriend sturen facebook twitter google + E-mail deze pagina door professor Christopher Chapple, MD, secretaris-generaal van de Europese Vereniging voor Urologie en rapporteur voor het advies over mesh-implantaten van het Wetenschappelijk Comité voor nieuwe gezondheidsrisico's In de uro-gynaecologische chirurgie worden steeds vaker mesh-implantaten gebruikt.

Hoe veilig is het gebruik van mesh-implantaten in de uro-gynaecologische chirurgie?

Het SCENIHR heeft een inventarisatie gemaakt van de recente wetenschappelijke literatuur en de richtlijnen van de wetenschappelijke verenigingen en gezondheidsautoriteiten ten aanzien van de behandeling van bekkenbodemdysfuncties. Het SCENIHR heeft vastgesteld dat het klinische resultaat van dergelijke implantaten van allerlei factoren afhangt, waaronder materiaaleigenschappen, ontwerp, afmetingen, implantatiewijze, eigenschappen van de patiënt, eventuele begeleidende ingrepen (bijv. hysterectomie) en de ervaring van de chirurg.

De "Notes of Guidance" worden regelmatig bijgewerkt. Het voorlopig advies staat inmiddels online. Surgical_co_bendavid. News. Public Health (17-12-2015) Safety of surgical meshes used in urogynaecological surgery: final Opinion.

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Citizens_surgicalmeshes_en. PE01517: Polypropylene Mesh Medical Devices - Getting Involved. The petitioner has also collected 314 hard copy signatures.

PE01517: Polypropylene Mesh Medical Devices - Getting Involved

Summary: 3 June 2014: The Committee took evidence from Elaine Holmes, Olive McIlroy, and Marion Scott, Sunday Mail. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, the Medicines Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, NHS National Services Scotland, the European Commission, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the British Medical Association Scotland and NHS boards.

The Committee also agreed to invite the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing to give evidence at a future meeting. Link to Official Report 3 June 2014 (484KB pdf) Below: Elaine Holmes, Olive McIlroy and Marion Scott at the meeting on 3 June 2014 17 June 2014: The Committee took evidence from Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, and Dr Frances Elliot, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Scottish Government. Medical devices. The role of medical devices is essential to the healthcare of EU citizens.

Medical devices

The diversity and innovativeness of this sector contributes significantly to the enhancement of both the quality and efficacy of healthcare in the EU. Covering a wide range of products, from simple bandages to the most sophisticated life-support equipment, the medical devices sector plays a crucial role in the diagnosis, prevention, monitoring and treatment of diseases. It also helps improve the quality of life of those with disabilities. Importance of Medical Devices Sector The medical devices sector helps save lives by providing innovative health care solutions regarding diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

The medical devices industry is a major employer in Europe, employing 575 000 people in the EU. Challenges faced by the sector The medical devices sector faces many challenges at national, European and international level, which may have an impact on their innovation capacity and overall competitiveness: Mesh-wg-interim-rep. Public consultation on the preliminary opinion on surgical meshes. This opinion focuses on the health risks of meshes used in urogynaecological surgery, how to identify high risk patient groups and what are the assessment needs.

Public consultation on the preliminary opinion on surgical meshes

The SCENIHR considers three factors as being important when assessing the risks associated with mesh application: the overall surface area of material used, the product design and the properties of the material used. The available evidence suggests a higher morbidity in treating female pelvic organ prolapse, which uses a much larger amount of mesh compared to stress urinary incontinence. The SCENIHR concluded that the clinical outcome following mesh implantation is influenced by material properties, product design, overall mesh size, route of implantation, patient characteristics, associated procedures (e.g. hysterectomy) and the surgeon’s experience. The SCENIHR recommends that such aspects should be taken into account when choosing an appropriate therapy. Privacy statement Submit comments.

00486661. Scenihr_o_049. Europe_proposed_medical_device_regulation_white_paper_1_.pdf. Surgical_Mesh_Implants_April_2015.pdf. Reclassification of Surgical Mesh for Transvaginal Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair and Surgical Instrumentation for Urogynecologic Surgical Mesh Procedures; Designation of Special Controls for Urogynecologic Surgical Mesh Instrumentation. Submit either electronic or written comments on this proposed order by July 30, 2014.

Reclassification of Surgical Mesh for Transvaginal Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair and Surgical Instrumentation for Urogynecologic Surgical Mesh Procedures; Designation of Special Controls for Urogynecologic Surgical Mesh Instrumentation

Please see section XIII for the proposed effective date of any final order that may publish based on this proposal. You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. Scenihr_q_036.pdf. Calls for parliamentary inquiry into use of surgical mesh. Last updated 18:21, May 27 2015 Complications arising from the use of surgical mesh are thought to occur in 20 per cent of cases.

Calls for parliamentary inquiry into use of surgical mesh

Two women suffering the consequences of having surgical mesh implanted in their bodies have pleaded for MPs to hold an inquiry into its use. Carmel Berry and Charlotte Korte are both suffering complications caused by the mesh, which is widely used to treat hernias and organ prolapse. The pair appeared in front of Parliament's health select committee on Wednesday to present evidence to support their petition for a commission of inquiry. Yet-to-be-published research from a Canadian anatomical pathologist suggests there is likely to be a problem with the mesh, because it degrades in the body. Campaigners call for surgical mesh inquiry. Campaigners against the use of surgical mesh have told a select committee there is new evidence that the polypropylene mesh degrades in the body, causing severe pain and complications.

Campaigners call for surgical mesh inquiry

Carmel Berry and Charlotte Korte are calling for a commission of inquiry and a national register so that mesh implants and removals can be tracked. Surgical mesh is used in the treatment of hernias, pelvic prolapses and incontinence, among other procedures. Ms Kortee and Ms Berry are campaigning for a commission of inquiry into its use, telling a select committee there's new evidence from a Canadian researcher that shows it's harmful. "It does degrade in the human body and it does have a chemical reaction in the human body, and this is contrary to the manufacturers' instructions," says Ms Berry. Since April 2005, more than 550 ACC claims involving the mesh have been decided, with 80 percent accepted.

For Ms Berry and Ms Korte it's personal.