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The Trouble With Transvaginal Mesh - August 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • M A Y 2 0 1 6 On the Cover The vaginal mesh controversy continues to swirl. Why did the FDA bring the mesh to market without data from clinical tri- als? Did mesh manufacturers bet profits would outpace liabil- ities? Did some surgeons improperly place mesh implants? When will the saga end? No one knows for sure, but it's close to certain that patients will end up being the ones who are hurt the most. Cover design by Ethan Anderson Photo: © 2011 All rights reserved. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC 10 Editor's Page When Cost-Cutting Jeopardizes Patient Safety Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 12 Ideas That Work • DIY headrest for cataract surgery • Calm the fears of pediatric patients • Discharge instruction done right 26 Coding & Billing Medicare's 2017 Outpatient Payment Update Kendal Gapinski | Associate Editor 31 Anesthesia Alert Topical or Block: What's Best for Cataracts? Perry Ruspantine, CRNA, APRN 94 Thinking of Buying … Patient Warming Solutions What's the best way to maintain normothermia in your patients? David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 114 Infection Prevention When Everyone's a Hand Hygiene Spy Jeanie Brown, BSN, RN, CNOR, Crystal Meyers, BSN, RN, CNOR, and Gretchen Steelman, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR 118 Product News 124 Cutting Remarks Out to Lunch John D. Kelly IV, MD 126 Behind Closed Doors The Best of Paula Watkins Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR 31 114 Departments

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