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Risks of transvaginal mesh may be associated with an increased risk of urinary retention and reintervention
  1. Jennifer Anger,
  2. Karyn Eilber
  1. Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Beverly Hills, California, USA
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Jennifer Anger, Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 99 N. La Cienega Blvd, Suite 307, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA; jennifer.anger{at}

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This study applies claims-based data to measure short-term (1 year) outcomes of prolapse repair with and without mesh. The New York Department of Health Statewide Planning and Research Cooperation System is a database …

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  • Competing interests JA is an investigator for AMS and an investigator and expert witness for Boston Scientific, Inc. KE is an investigator for AMS and Boston Scientific, Inc.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.