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Boston Scientific's Women's Health Products Featured in Studies at the Joint Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society and International Urogynecological Association
Date:8/19/2010

NATICK, Mass., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that results from studies involving the Company's Women's Health products will be presented at the Joint Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society (ICS) and International Urogynecological Association (IUGA).  The presentations will feature Boston Scientific's pelvic floor reconstruction systems and mid-urethral sling systems.  The meeting will be held August 23-27 in Toronto.

Schedule of Key Presentations (All times are local; all events take place in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.)

Wednesday, August 25

Poster Presentation: Ultrasonographic Scan Evaluation of Synthetic Mesh.Vincent Letouzey, M.D., will present a poster titled "Ultrasonographic Scan Evaluation of Synthetic Mesh Used for Vaginal Cystocele Repair Comparing Four Arms Transobturator Techniques to Anterior Bilateral Sacrospinous Ligament and Arcus Tendinous Suspension," during Poster Session 6 (Urodynamics and Imaging) at 5:10 p.m. in Room 701.  The study evaluates post-procedure mesh contraction and placement of the Ugytex Transobturator Mesh and Pinnacle® Mesh using ultrasonography.  

Friday, August 27

Poster Presentation: Evaluation of Lightweight Meshes.  Barry O'Reilly, M.D., will present a poster titled "Evaluation of Local Tolerance of Lightweight Meshes in an Animal Model," during Poster Session 29 (Prolapse Surgery) at 3:45 pm in Room 717.  The study assesses the local tolerance of the Polyform® Mesh and VitaMesh® Implant Pelvic Floor Reconstruction (PFR) meshes to other commercially available polypropylene meshes in modulating wound healing response.  

Accepted Abstracts (Available at the ICS/IUGA booth and websites.)

  • Prospective Multi-Center Study looking at the Safety and Efficacy of the Solyx® SIS System – Scott Serels, M.D.

  • This abstract describes results of a study to assess device-related serious adverse events, patient tolerability and the outcomes of a cough stress test in patients treated with the Solyx Single Incision Sling System.  

  • Cadaveric Assessment of Immediate Pull-Out Strength of the Three Common Synthetic Sling Approaches: Single Incision, Retropubic and Transobturator – Scott Serels, M.D.

  • This abstract describes results of a study to assess the pull-out forces of the Solyx Single Incision Sling, the Obtryx® Transobturator Sling and the Advantage® Retropubic Sling.  

  • Evaluation of Force Required to Replace Two Different, Trocar-Less Pelvic Floor Repair Kit Mesh Legs from the Sacrospinous Ligaments in a Cadaver Model – Peter Rosenblatt, M.D.

  • This abstract describes results of a study to evaluate the force required to remove a mesh leg from the sacrospinous ligaments if a surgeon feels the initial placement was not adequate and that readjustment is needed.  The pull-out forces of the Pinnacle® PFR Kit and the Elevate® PFR Kit were measured and evaluated.  

    Boston Scientific's pelvic floor reconstruction systems include the Pinnacle® Pelvic Floor Kit Devices and the Uphold™ Vaginal Support System.  In addition, the Company offers a complete line of mid-urethral sling systems for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence, including the Obtryx® Transobturator Mid-Urethral Sling System, the Solyx® Single Incision Sling System and the Advantage® Retropubic Sling.  To learn more about these products, please visit the Women's Health section of the Boston Scientific website or Boston Scientific Women's Health Pelvic Floor Institute at www.pelvic-floor-institute.com.  

    Ugytex is a trademark of Sofradim Production.  VitaMesh is a registered trademark of Proxy Biomedical.

    About ICSThe International Continence Society is a society for medical professionals concerned with furthering education, scientific research and clinical practice, and with removing the stigma of incontinence.  For more information, please visit: www.icsoffice.org.

    About IUGAThe International Urogynecological Association is a non-profit international organization dedicated to the advancement of urogynecological knowledge around the world through education and the promotion of basic and clinical research on disorders of the female pelvic floor.  For more information, please visit: www.iuga.org.  

    About Boston ScientificBoston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices whose products are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties.  For more information, please visit: www.bostonscientific.com.  

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