Transvaginal mesh implants independent review: final report

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


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

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