Tag: "ethical" at medical news
ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants
... the gravity of their decisions. "We have a clear, ethical
responsibility to respect the altruistic gift from each organ donor family. Our job is to apply medical principles to find balance between that gift and the needs of potential recipients. "We do not intend to throw wisdom out the window, rather we wa...
UK approval procedures will drive research overseas
.... With the addition of the 47 days taken to obtain ethical
approval, this resulted in a total delay of 150 days. Research studies requiring multiple NHS sites should build in substantial lag times before research processes can be initiated, say the authors. "We anticipate that failure to address this new obs...
IOM report should end nevirapine controversy, HIVMA says
...y Smith, MD, MPH adds, "IOM also affirmed the high ethical
standards of research conducted under NIH's auspices. We hope this report will help to reassure the developing world about the good intentions of AIDS researchers."...
ACP releases 5th Edition of its respected ethics manual
...other physicians and is often cited in medical and ethical
literature. The first ACP Ethics Manual was publis... fourth edition. "ACP's Ethics Manual provides an ethical
framework to help physicians make complex decisions related to clinical practice and medical researc...
Some Alzheimer's patients can benefit from drug memantine
...r treatments for severe Alzheimer's disease "raise ethical
issues," McShane says. "It is possible that the drug only extends the total time of deterioration without reducing the personal of social burden of the disease." Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. More than four million America...
Top AIDS researchers to discuss latest advances on vaccine development for HIV-1 at academy meeting
...ocacy and community mobilization to accelerate the ethical
development and global delivery of vaccine against HIV / AIDS. For further information, visit the meetings/conferences section of the www.nyas.org web site....
Prevalence of concussion effects linked to 'pot of gold' lawsuits, researcher says
...ts diagnostic techniques and hardware?" Beyond the ethical
issue of feigning postconcussional syndrome, Hall says there are serious health risks. Standard treatment can include narcotics, sometimes with spinal injections, which come with risks to the central nervous system, Hall says. "What starts out as a l...
Health-care ethics practical, smart: U of T study
...g the recent battle over Terry Schiavo's fate, but ethical
decision-making is already a growing part of the c... it is possible to effectively integrate and value ethical
decision-making," says nurse and bioethicist Susan MacRae, the Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) depu...
Immune system lab model overcomes ethical limits on human hematopoietic stem cells studies
...ugh is particularly important because it solves an ethical
dilemma facing researchers who study the human imm...not reached its full potential, in part because of ethical
limitations on studying stem cell transplantations in humans. Our new laboratory model will now let ...
Stanford bioethicists want stronger protections for women donating eggs for stem cell research
...em cell lines, making it imperative to address the ethical
issues surrounding how eggs for this type of research are collected. Magnus and Cho note that this isn't the first time people have thought about the women who go through considerable personal risk to donate their eggs. The California Institute for R...
New national effort seeks a more rational organ allocation system for kidney transplants
...nvolved in kidney transplantation. Among them are: ethical
issues; barriers that may prevent patients from having equitable access to the organ allocation system; medical issues about tissue typing and immune system profiles that determine whether an organ will be accepted or rejected; and a review of kidney...
Psychosocial aspects of genetic testing for hereditary cancers meeting at Jefferson June 9-10
...nd drug interventions, clinical trial recruitment, ethical
and family issues, such as testing minors for adul...nd drug interventions, clinical trial recruitment, ethical
and family issues, such as testing minors for adult-onset diseases, and the latest developments in t...
Mayo Clinic case series illuminates connection between welding, brain damage
...r in the June 28 print issue of Neurology. Due to ethical
concerns, human trials with manganese fume exposure are not conducted. Most information about welding and health hazards is gleaned from animal studies or from analyzing patient cases in which exposure has occurred. In the Mayo analysis, the researc...
Search for bipolar gene, toll of disease topics of conference call briefings June 16, 17
...a special report at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 16. The ethical
questions surrounding the use of placebos in clinical trials will be discussed by both academic and pharmaceutical industry researchers in a session beginning at 2:45 p.m., Thursday, June 16. Late-breaking research, including studies that are identif...
Homeless prefer aggressive medical treatment
...should consider developing policies to ensure that ethical
and consistent decisions are made that are in the best interests of the patients who do not have surrogate decision-makers. In addition, organizations assisting homeless persons should consider options for encouraging advance directives for the indi...
Investigating 'brain shrinkage' in alcoholics
...r this research, brain tissues were obtained, with ethical
consent, from autopsies on alcoholic subjects. Scientists used modern molecular techniques to study the control mechanisms (genes) and building blocks (proteins) of the main component of white matter the myelin. They found that the expression of g...
Stem cells grown in lab mirror normal developmental steps
...embryos themselves. The process avoids some of the ethical
and technical obstacles involved in such research,...odels of embryological blood cell development, but ethical
and technical barriers have stood in the way of an in-depth study of blood formation in human embryo...
Revealed: The true cost to the nation of multiple pregnancies
...hould consider economic costs, as well as medical, ethical
and political implications when deciding on ART po...igh quality treatments is clearly considered as an ethical
issue in our societies and, since money is not unlimited, cost is an important choice parameter, eve...
Conflicts pitting doctors vs. patients / kin is #1 issue in medical ethics, Canadian experts say
...nal medical ethics think tank, to rank "the top 10 ethical
challenges that Canadians may face in health care,...our knowledge this is the first time a list of top ethical
challenges has been systematically developed by bioethicists anywhere. Such lists are often the fir...
Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies
...ntries plan for rationing, so that the medical and ethical
mistakes of the past are not repeated."...
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