Tag: "ethical" at medical news
Many Medical Screening Tests May Be Unnecessary.
ANN ARBOR---Doctors can face an ethical
dilemma when patients request screening tests---su...0 and prostate specific antigen tests in men. The ethical
issue becomes more complicated when doctors provide controversial screening tests because they fear ...
World's First Producer To Repair Brain Damage From Stroke
...splant to use tissue grown in thelab, avoiding the ethical
issues arising from the use of fetal tissue. "This trial opens the door to fuller recovery from stroke. Whilephysical and occupational therapy helps many patients adapt to the damage theirbrain has suffered from stroke, neuron cell transplan...
Duke Physicians: Clinicians Have Ethical Obligation To Consider Alternative Medicine
...ribe to only conventionalmedical therapies have an ethical
obligation to help their patients who areconsideri...es, physicians shouldapply medicine's longstanding ethical
principles: respect for persons,nonmaleficence, beneficence and justice. But they emphasize ...
UI Study Finds Many Physicians Withhold Pain Medication
...dconsent. Informed consent is an important ethical
and legal issue for allphysicians. Valid informed consent requires patients act independently withoutcoercion. The individuals must have received appropriate, comprehensibleinformation. At the time of consent, the patients must be able to communicate...
Patient Characteristics And The Way Patients Are Treated Have Impact On Hospital Costs Of Liver Transplants
... of thestudy highlight the clinical, economic, and ethical
dilemmas in livertransplantation. Study findings showed that higher donor age and age of recipient were bothassociated with higher costs of liver transplantation. Researchers foundtransplant recipients with donors 60 years or older were 28 percent ...
1930s Fascism Spawned Public Health Initiatives
...ecomfortable with the idea that people with rotten ethical
ideas could have been'ahead of their time' in spheres of medicine and public health," Proctor says. While Nazi medicine is remembered for its atrocities, that is only partof its lesson and that alone would distort our understanding, according...
Transmitting infertility from father to son
... on to their sons." The findings raise a host of ethical
issues involving how physicians andinfertile coupl... a family," he says. "But of course that's another ethical
dilemma with consequences to consider." The National Institutes of Health supported the Y-DNA stud...
Keck Foundation funds research to repair the injured spinal cord
... tissue. Fetal cells have been used in animals,but ethical
concerns and the limited availability of such cells limit practicalapplication in humans. "We feel that embryonic stem cells may be the best sourceof cells to replenish cells lost from the spinal cord," says John McDonald,M.D., Ph.D., assistant profe...
Hospitalists should work with patients' primary care physicians, according to
...edicalAssociation (JAMA), UCSF researchers explore ethical
issues that arise whenusing the hospitalist model ...eloprelationships of trust with patients to lessen ethical
concerns," according toSteve Pantilat, MD, UCSF assistant clinical professor of medicine, UCSFhospit...
Doctors are not good at going to see their own doctor!
...land, in accordance with the BMA guidelines on the ethical
responsibilities of doctors towards themselves and...ver all NHS staff, may improve compliance with the ethical
guidelines covering this area. Contact: Professor Malcolm Forsythe, Professorial Fellow in Public He...
World leaders, public health officials to meet at third annual conference on HIV/AIDS
...1 - 13 to present, debate and discuss theeconomic, ethical
and human rights issues underlying healthcare resourceallocation. The keynote speaker is Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., former United States Secretaryof Health and Human Services, who will speak about the "Consequences of aFragmented Response to the Globa...
Global prevention, funding and accountability debated in fight against HIV/AIDS
...e effectively implemented worldwide." Are medical ethical
standards used in the West appropriate in developi...situation and the expense incurred in applyinghigh ethical
standards," she says, and requires new guidance to achieve acompromise between universal and situati...
New book asks ethical questions about human subjects research
...o clinical medicine -- have bumped up against deep ethical
questions about the people they study, says a Univ...Those questions and others related to a new way of ethical
reasoning regarding human subjects were the focus of a 1995 conference at UNC-CH, "From 'Regs' to Re...
Behavioral sensitization: A new perspective on alcoholism
...ure to a drug like alcohol, but noted that several ethical
and practical considerations would impede testing that theory. A more procurable group would be alcoholics at risk of relapse. "Sensitization may occur in relation to recent cessation of drinking," said Hodge. "An alcoholic who has been alcohol-...
Wake Forest study shows women suffer from 'gender gap' in treatment of severe psoriasis
...ity School of Medicine that investigates economic, ethical
and policy issues critical to the practice of dermatology. It was established in August 1998 with the assistance of a five-year, $1 million research grant from Westwood-Squibb Pharmaceuticals....
New research shows important differences in the response to antihypertensive treatment depending on age and sex
...esearch, development, manufacture and marketing of ethical
(prescription) pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services. It is one of the top five pharmaceutical companies in the world with healthcare sales of over $15 billion and leading positions in sales of gastrointestinal, oncology, anaesthesi...
National summit on pain management to discuss new standards for pain assessment and treatment
...s, organizational change strategies, and legal and ethical
issues. The Joint Commission, the United States' leading evaluator of healthcare quality, requires that the standards be used by the nearly 18,000 hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, outpatient clinics, behavioral health facilities and he...
AstraZeneca reaffirms belief in CHARM study
...esearch, development, manufacture and marketing of ethical
(prescription) pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services. It is one of the top five pharmaceutical companies in the world with healthcare sales of over $15 billion and leading positions in sales of gastrointestinal, oncology, anaesth...
O.R. model could reduce high death rate among kidney dialysis patients by up to 20%
...o related optional policies reflect regulatory and ethical
constraints. The researchers found that in moderate or low capacity dialysis centers, the three optimized policies simultaneously increase the Urea Reduction Rate (URR) - a key indicator of dialysis efficacy - and decrease the amount of time needed ...
Rutgers researchers developing technology to help New Jersey farmers "grow" pharmaceuticals
...g proteins. The new technology re-connects ethical
drugs with plants, their original source before synthetic drugs came to dominate the marketplace, notes Raskin. Although pharmaceutical companies have found many plant sources for drugs, the primitive bioprospecting methods used to collect them have...
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