Netherlands. Doubts about breast implants

Netherlands. Doubts about breast implants

Health authorities come to investigate 170 cases of women victims of severe sequelae related to silicone.

Marga van Amersfoort come a long way:  "If I did not remove these prostheses, I'd probably gone.  "  After breast cancer in 2001, the beautician Nijmegen in the east of the  Country - Netherlands , undergoes a mastectomy before being put silicone implants. This is the beginning of a new nightmare, long and painful.

"Nobody could figure out what I had, until I decided in 2012 to remove my implants , she says .  There, my pain has decreased dramatically. "  According to some experts, it suffers from an autoimmune disease associated with a syndrome called Asia,  "  Induced adjuvants  . "  It would be directly related to the presence of silicone in the body.

"My immune system is still very damaged, but it gets better  " ,  says Marga van Amersfoort. She had to close her beauty salon, but she took the reins of the SVS association, which identifies complaints with silicone implants in women. Its founder, Marlou Boots, died in 2010 following a autoimmune disease.

More than 4400 women registered with the association. After years of proceedings, the Dutch Health Inspectorate has finally opened an investigation into the medical records of 170 patients with implants.

It was time, comments Jan Willen Tervaert Cohen, a specialist in immune diseases, University Hospital Maastricht:  "For a long time I took two to three patients per year, with this syndrome. But since 2007 the number has exploded. I am more than 400 patients. "

According to him, approximately 10% of patients carriers of implants are concerned. Five cases of cancer were identified.

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Dear Emily ....

“More than 100,000 women and their families in the European Union have been affected by the PIP fraud,

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PIP Action Campaign made a complaint to the EU Ombudsman regarding the treatment of the women affected by PIP implants. It is clear that the European Commission is not responding to the PIP crisis with honesty, credible science or compassion.

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Full details of PIP Action Campaign’s complaint to the Ombudsman, reference 174/2015/FOR, can be found on the Ombudsman website. In the final decision Emily O’Reilly stated “The Commission should continue to evaluate new scientific data relating to the safety of PIP implants. And that’s what we want!

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Dear Dr. Shuren,

As you are aware, thousands of women have filed formal complaints to the Food and Drug Administration regarding the permanent contraceptive device Essure. These injured women have reported numerous symptoms related to this FDA-approved device, such as extreme pelvic pain, allergic and immunological reactions, heavy bleeding, unexplained weight gain, loss of teeth and hair, and broken coils migrating throughout their body and puncturing internal organs.
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In light of this immense discrepancy, I request that the FDA conduct a thorough review of this document and all of the adverse event reports received by those harmed by Essure as part of FDA’s on-going review of this medical device.
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The Brazilian firm – the third largest manufacturer in the world – had its UK and European licence suspended in September after unidentified particles were allegedly found on some implants during a factory inspection.
Government watchdog the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency announced that it was “urgently investigating the issue” four months ago. The MHRA issued a second warning to Silimed last month that the quarantine was still in place.
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