No indication that investigated mesh implants used to treat pelvic organ prolapse are unsafe
Hypersensitivity reactions to fillers may occur after COVID-19 vaccination
People may experience hypersensitivity reactions to fillers following a COVID-19 vaccination.
Chromium-6 from medical implants not harmful to health
Chromium-6 from medical implants, such as hip or knee implants, does not result in severe health damage.
Most reports received by MEBI in 2021 concerned copper IUDs
Shortcomings in the technical documentation of mesh implants intended to treat pelvic organ prolapse used in the Netherlands
More reports of adverse effects of implants in 2019
In 2019, the Dutch reporting centre for adverse effects of medical implants (MEBI) received 397 reports of suspected adverse effects. The reports concerned 462 implants.
Mesh implants intended to treat pelvic organ prolapse
Synthetic mesh are used to treat patients with pelvic organ prolapse.
Summary International Expert Meeting on breast implant-associated lymphoma
On November 19th 2018, RIVM organised an international expert meeting on a rare type of lymphoma that is associated with breast implants.