Publication - Publication

Transvaginal mesh implants independent review: final report

Published: 27 Mar 2017

Final report on the use, safety and efficacy of implants in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP).

114 page PDF

1.5 MB

114 page PDF

1.5 MB

Transvaginal mesh implants independent review: final report

114 page PDF

1.5 MB


AUS - Australia (research reference)

BAUS - British Association of Urological Surgeons

BSUG - British Society of Urogynaecology

CA - Canada (research reference)

CE - Conformité Européenne

CLO - Central Legal Office

CMO - Chief Medical Officer

DK - Denmark (research reference)

EU - European Union (research reference)

FDA - Food and Drugs Administration

IRIC - Incident Reporting and Investigation Centre

ISD - Information and Services Division

IUGA - International Urogynecological Association

MDL - Multidistrict Litigation

MDT - Multi-disciplinary Team

MHRA - Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

MUS - Mid-Urethral Slings

NICE - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

NL - The Netherlands (research reference)

NZ1 - New Zealand 1 (research reference)

NZ2 - New Zealand 2 (research reference)

PFMT - Pelvic Floor Muscle Training

POP - Pelvic Organ Prolapse

PROSPECT - PROlapse Surgery: Pragmatic Evaluation and randomised Controlled Trial

PRISMA - Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

QoL - Quality of Life

RCOG - Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

RCT - Randomised Controlled Trial

SCENIHR - Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks

ScotPHN - Scottish Public Health Network

SIGN - Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

SMR00 - Scottish Morbidity Record - outpatients

SMR01 - Scottish Morbidity Record - hospital inpatient

SMS - Scottish Mesh Survivors

SUI - Stress Urinary Incontinence

TMWG - Transvaginal Mesh Working Group

TVT-O™ - Transobturator Tape

TVT™ - Tension-free Vaginal Tape

UDI - Unique Device Identifier

UK1 - United Kingdom 1 (research reference)

UK2 - United Kingdom 2 (research reference)

USA - United States of America (research reference)


Email: David Bishop