Donald R Ostergard
- Polypropylene vaginal mesh grafts in gynecologyDonald R Ostergard
University of California, Irvine, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, California, USA
Obstet Gynecol 116:962-6. 2010..Polypropylene is not inert within the human body...
- To mesh or not to mesh with polypropylene: does carcinogenesis in animals matter?Donald R Ostergard
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women s Health, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Louisville, 550 S Jackson St, Louisville, KY, 40202, USA
Int Urogynecol J 25:569-71. 2014..Polypropylene in sheets has been been found to be carcinogenic in some laboratory animals. Although no human carcinogenicity has been reported, long-term follow-up in humans implanted with polypropylene mesh will be important. ..
- Evidence-based medicine for polypropylene mesh use compared with native tissue vaginal prolapse repairDonald R Ostergard
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women s Health, University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Urology 79:12-4. 2012..Patients do not recognize any added benefit from the use of these prostheses in their daily lives...
- Degradation, infection and heat effects on polypropylene mesh for pelvic implantation: what was known and when it was knownDonald R Ostergard
University of California, Irvine Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, 701 E 28th St, Suite 212, Long Beach, CA 90806, USA
Int Urogynecol J 22:771-4. 2011..This report indicates when this information was available to both mesh kit manufacturers and the Food and Drug Administration...
- Lessons from the past: directions for the future. Do new marketed surgical procedures and grafts produce ethical, personal liability, and legal concerns for physicians?Donald R Ostergard
University of California, Irvine, USA
Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:591-8. 2007..Informed consent from the patient cannot be obtained. We must not confuse medical marketing with evidence-based medicine...
- Post-implantation alterations of polypropylene in the humanGina Sternschuss
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, California, USA
J Urol 188:27-32. 2012..We reviewed the mechanisms by which polypropylene mesh changes after implantation in the human body...
- Polypropylene mesh and the host responseHiren Patel
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Women s Hospital, Long Beach, CA 90806, USA
Int Urogynecol J 23:669-79. 2012..This response varies based on physical properties of individual mesh, such as pore size, weight, coatings, bacterial colonization, and biofilm production...
- Update on the utilization of grafts in pelvic reconstruction surgeriesTam H Le
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Long Beach Memorial Women s Hospital, Long Beach, California, USA
Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 19:480-9. 2007..This review aims to provide an update of the current status and role of grafts in reconstructive pelvic surgery and to review the current knowledge of the biology of currently marketed synthetic and biologic grafts...
- Evaluation of surgical instrument handling on polypropylene mesh using scanning electron microscopyAli Azadi
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women s Health, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
Int Urogynecol J 25:651-6. 2014..To evaluate the effect of surgical instruments handling on polypropylene mesh using scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
- Newer pharmacologic options in management of overactive bladder syndromeTam H Le
University of California, Irvine College of Medicine, Orange, California, USA
Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 17:495-506. 2005..Failure to diagnose and treat this condition increases financial burdens on individuals, their families and health care organizations...
- Urinary incontinence: newer pharmacotherapeutic trendsMelissa E Huggins
University of California, Irvine College of Medicine, Irvine, California, USA
Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 15:419-27. 2003..Failure to diagnose and treat this disease in a timely manner increases society's economic burden associated with incontinence...