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How safe is the use of surgical mesh in urogynaecological surgery?

As the use of surgical mesh in urogynaecological surgery has become increasingly common, there have also been an increasing number of adverse effects reported in association with its use, such as infection, tissue erosion, mesh exposure, mesh shrinkage, pain and sexual dysfunction.  For this reason, the European Commission asked its independent Scientific Committee on Emerging […]

Safety of surgical meshes used in urogynaecological surgery: Final Opinion

The Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) of the European Commission, in which the EAU has a strategic advisery role, has published the final Opinion on the safety of surgical meshes used in urogynaecological surgery. The Opinion looks at the risks associated with the use of surgical meshes for various conditions, […]

Announcement: Contribute to EU policy on the safety of meshes

The EAU is taking a bigger role in keeping urological topics on the public agenda. We engage and advise the European Commission and Members of the European Parliament in key areas of interest, raising the profile of urology at the European level. By actively participating in negotiations and discussion on health matters we try to influence […]

EAU, EUGA issue consensus statement on implant use in treating POP and SUI

The European Urology Association (EAU) and the European Urogynaecological Association (EUGA) have issued a consensus review statement on the use of implanted materials in managing Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) in which both organisations have stressed the importance of following existing evidence-based guidelines, role of surgical expertise and the need for […]

Reconsidering metal stenting of the upper urinary tract at the pre-conference symposium at the 2nd EULIS Meeting

The new generation of metal stents has several advantages over plastic stents, and urologists need to be aware of the long-term benefits. The EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS) is holding its second annual meeting in Copenhagen on 5-7 September. The meeting will be preceded on September 4th by the 1st International Symposium on Metal Stenting […]

Plenary Session on urology for the young and the elderly

Experts from pediatrics, reconstructive, female and functional urology examined today during Plenary Session 1 a range of controversial issues and stressed the need for doctors to look at evidence-based medicine and tailor their treatment options accordingly. “We need an evaluation of new techniques such as meshes, and we need an emphasis on training and education […]

New trends, learning tools at Education & Innovation

To offer congress participants and delegates a comprehensive overview of the newest learning tools in urology, the EAU’s Education and Innovation module has lined up some of the latest innovations in training and technology developed by various research groups and specialised companies. One of the well-attended sections during the five-day annual congress, Education and Innovation […]

Management of incontinence surgery complications

Sling surgery has replaced Burch colposuspension as the most common surgery for women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI). While incontinence surgery has become a routine part of urologic care, the management of surgical complications and recurrent incontinence can be quite difficult. Sling surgery has replaced Burch colposuspension as the most common surgery for women with […]