A research study led by authors from NMPCE has become one of the top 100 most highly accessed articles of 2017 in Scientific Reports, an open-access Nature journal which published more than 24,000 papers during the year.
In collaboration with authors from London, Southampton and Oxford, the study used routinely collected data about hospital care to assess the short term complications and long-term outcomes associated with polypropylene mesh implants for women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The treatment has been controversial, with some patient groups claiming that the mesh is harmful, leading to debates in parliament, coverage in the national press and media, and lawsuits against manufacturers.
Our study is the largest of its kind to date, and contributes important evidence to inform surgeons and patients whether the use of mesh for SUI should continue.
The full article is available from the journal’s website, where you can also see which other papers reached the top 100 for 2017.