BioMed Research International

Implants in Urogynecology


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Lead Editor

1Lukas Hospital Neuss, Neuss, Germany

2German Center for Implant-Pathology, Duren, Germany

3University Hospital of the RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany


Implants in Urogynecology

Description

Currently, due to reported complications and consecutive law issues especially in the USA there is a high uncertainty among clinicians and patients about the application of urogynecologic implants. New regulation strategies are urgent and in debate now. In a Public Health Notification (PHN), from 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported more than 1000 unexpected and severe adverse events, mostly associated with transvaginal placement of surgical mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). In 2011 and 2012, the second and third FDA amendments have been published questioning the role of mesh application for POP and SUI repair and proposing a change to Class III status that would allow the request of premarket approval and postmarket surveillance studies. Structured development process and long-term registers (IDEAL recommendations, McCulloch, Lancet 2009) for the implants are necessary, in order to provide better patient counselling and to promote technological improvements of alloplastic materials.

Thus, we invite authors to submit original research and review articles that will focus on the implants in urogynecology. Articles published in this special issue are of interest to researchers and clinicians. The special issue will become an international forum for researchers and clinicians to summarize the most recent developments, advances in techniques, surgery, materials, assessment, and ideas in the field, with a special emphasis given to the technical and observational results obtained within the last five years.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent development and indications for mesh application for POP and SUI
  • Artificial urinary sphincter
  • Postoperative complications and law issues on implants
  • Immunological and inflammatory reactions on the implantation of alloplastic materials and their impact on the biocompatibility in the host
  • Latest technologies for clinical evaluation and advances in biocompatibility of implants
  • Next generation implants
  • IDEAL criteria: strategies for clinical evaluation and long-term surveillance

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 354342
  • - Editorial

Implants in Urogynecology

Thomas Otto | Bernd Klosterhalfen | ... | Koudy Williams
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 968087
  • - Review Article

Biomaterials for Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery: How Can We Do Better?

Giulia Gigliobianco | Sabiniano Roman Regueros | ... | Sheila MacNeil
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 831285
  • - Review Article

Management of Mesh Complications after SUI and POP Repair: Review and Analysis of the Current Literature

D. Barski | D. Y. Deng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 953209
  • - Research Article

High Structural Stability of Textile Implants Prevents Pore Collapse and Preserves Effective Porosity at Strain

Uwe Klinge | Jens Otto | Thomas Mühl
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 538391
  • - Review Article

Complications following Tension-Free Vaginal Tapes: Accurate Diagnosis and Complications Management

J. Kociszewski | S. Kolben | ... | E. Barcz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 851823
  • - Clinical Study

An Open Multicenter Study of Clinical Efficacy and Safety of Urolastic, an Injectable Implant for the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence: One-Year Observation

Konrad Futyma | Paweł Miotła | ... | Tomasz Rechberger
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 853125
  • - Review Article

Global Convergence on the Bioethics of Surgical Implants

Alberto Garcia | Dominique J. Monlezun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 860784
  • - Clinical Study

A Novel Operative Procedure for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Utilizing a MRI-Visible Mesh Implant: Safety and Outcome of Modified Laparoscopic Bilateral Sacropexy

Ralf Joukhadar | Gabriele Meyberg-Solomayer | ... | Sascha Baum
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 296498
  • - Clinical Study

Coating of Mesh Grafts for Prolapse and Urinary Incontinence Repair with Autologous Plasma: Exploration Stage of a Surgical Innovation

Dimitri Barski | Holger Gerullis | ... | Thomas Otto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 853610
  • - Research Article

Acute In Vivo Response to an Alternative Implant for Urogynecology

Sabiniano Roman Regueros | Maarten Albersen | ... | Sheila MacNeil
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