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The Voices Today on Messed up Mesh (TVT Mum)
Help and support to both men and woman who have had the medical device TVT Retropubic, TVT-Secur, TVTO and TOT, synthetic polypropylene mesh for hernias, prolapse, stress incontinence and bladder and bowel disorders. You're not alone!

TVT/Mesh Worldwide Campaigns, Support Groups and Social Media Networking Sites

Updated: 29th December 2013
Please scroll down the whole webpage to view all Worldwide Support Groups

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TVT Messed Up Mesh (TVT MUM)

Help and Support to both men and woman who have had the TVT Retro-pubic (gold standard), TVT-Secur, TVT-O and TOT medical device and synthetic polypropylene flat graft mesh for hernias, prolapse, stress incontinence and bladder and bowel disorders. You're not alone!

Website: www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/

Message Board: tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/phpbb/index.php

News: twitter.com/TVTMum




Latest News:www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/latest-news.html

UK Press and Media:
Scotland Mesh News:
Worldwide Press and Media:

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Truth in Medicine Incorporated

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<p class=Truth in Medicine Incorporated is a patient advocacy organization which educates the public about the potential risks and complications from the implantation of synthetic surgical mesh into the human body. The organization also educates and supports patients who have already been harmed by surgical implantation of synthetic mesh.

Website: www.truthinmedicine.us.com


Personal Website:www.lanakeeton.com


Insitute of Medicine Public Health Effectiveness of the FDA 510(k) Clearance Process
DATE 14th June 2010
The Committee on the Public Health Effectiveness of the FDA 510(k) Clearance Process will hold a public workshop on June 14-15, 2010 in Washington, DC. The purpose of the workshop is for the committee to gather information related to the statement of task.


Speaker Lana Keeton timeline is at 11.00 mins
Speaker Marion Goldberg timeline is at 22.25 mins
Speaker Denise Jacobs timeline is at 27.17 mins
Speaker Ashley Widener timeline is at 37.07 mins
Speaker Janet Holt timeline is at 72.04 mins
Speaker David Schmidt timeline is at 87.45 mins
Speaker Beverley Payton timeline is at 94.34 mins
Speaker Paul Browning - Institute Research for Women and Families timeline is at 98.57 mins

Direct link to the agenda and video (flashplayer) to hear sufferers stories www.tvworldwide.com/events/iom/100614/default.cfm?id=12479&type=flv&test=0&live=0
Click on this link www.tvworldwide.com/events/iom/100614/ to Choose video format (windows or flashplayer)

More Campaign News on this webpage: www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/truth-in-medicine.html

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mesh medical device newsdesk
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Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk

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<p class= I hope you find this a helpful resource. I’m National News Editor, Jane Akre and I began MDND with the hope of providing the latest news, information and perspective from the regulatory, industry and patient point of view, something that goes underreported in much of the coverage of permanently implanted surgical mesh. The public is just now becoming aware that many devices do not undergo the same scrutiny as prescription drugs and are instead grandfathered in under an FDA loophole that has gone largely unchanged since the 1970s.

Website: meshmedicaldevicenewsdesk.com/

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Emke de Graaf and Isabella Mertens founders of MeshedUp

Emke from The Netherlands and Isabella from Belgium have been helping sufferers in The Netherlands and Belgium for three years now (from the beginning of 2009). They have written an enormous amount of letters to newspapers, the government, doctors, the Dutch and the Belgian Health Inspection and all sorts of other organizations to bring awareness and try to stop mesh operations to be allowed in the Benelux. With help of Dutch and Belgian political parties they are trying to change The European Laws concerning medical devices.

Website:www.meshedup.eu >>>

Forumwww.medischforum.nl/gynaecologie >>>

More Campaign news on this webpage:

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linda kilpatrick
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Bladder Sling Surgery Complications
By Linda Kilpatrick
What they don't want you to know. My advice to every woman out there, don't do it! I'm sharing my story to save other women the pain and horror of having a surgery that makes your life worse, not better.

Website:teapapers.com/bladdersling/ >>>

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I'm All Meshed Up!

Bladder Mesh Surgery Gone Wrong
Owner Diane Fichter

Website:imallmeshedup.wordpress.com/ >>>

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mesh down under nz

Mesh Down Under
New Zealand
Owner: Carmel Berry
Website: meshdownunder.co.nz/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MeshDownUnder
Email: carmel.berry64@gmail.com

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the mesh warrior

Mesh Warrior Foundation
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Owner: Aaron Leigh Horton
Website: http://themeshwarrior.com/

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Other Networking areas for help and support

United States of Amercia Victims of Hernia/Vaginal Mesh Surgery

Canadian Victims of Transvaginal Mesh
An information and support group for women suffering with transvaginal mesh complications.

Australia - POP Surgical Mesh Muster
Issues with surgical mesh implants have lead to class action law suits all over the world. Surgical Mesh has been used in many women for Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) with a high incidence of mesh "repairs" for bladder prolapse, bowel prolapse and urinary incontinence. The use of surgical mesh, particularly as transvaginal slings and transvaginal tapes (TVT's) ( which use polypropylene or similar/other synthetic materials) is being blamed by patients as the cause of many health issues and even related deaths. These adverse effects have been known to significantly compromise a person's quality of life as well as their physical and emotional well-being. Men have also been reportedly affected as hernia “repairs”, (amongst other types of surgeries) can involve the use of surgical mesh.

Forum: Lawsuit filed Gynecare TVT bladder suspension tape (Prolene mesh) www.topix.com/forum/com/jnj/TTE0RAIRMP5EFC052

Forum: Hernia Mesh Patch Recall - FDA Warns of Death and Serious Healt...

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Worldwide Petitions

Petition: Urgent Review on TVT, TVT-Secur, TVTO & TOT Medical Devices including Synthetic Flat Graft Surgical Mesh. You can read quite a few stories showing on our online petition, please click on the following link

To read more information on our petition

Petition: Demand Justice for Surgical Mesh Victims WORLDWIDE

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Other useful links www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/links.html >>>

Do you have a website, social network, blog to add? Please let us know and we will add yours too.

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