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Szewka Aimee J - - 2014
Driving safety is an issue frequently encountered in the neurology clinic, particularly as it pertains to cognitive decline, vision loss, and motor limitations. This case illustrates the ethical dilemmas associated with determining driving safety, particularly those associated with an incidentally found congenital visual field abnormality. The authors discuss the issues ...
Rosenthal M Sara MS Program for Bioethics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky, 740 S. Limestone Street, Suite K-522, Lexington, KY 40506, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
The focus of this article is on clinical ethics issues in the thyroid disease context. Clinical ethics is a subspecialty of bioethics that deals with bedside ethical dilemmas that specifically involve the provider-patient relationship. Such issues include consent and capacity; weighing therapeutic benefits against risks and side-effects; innovative therapies; end ...
Szentpetery Agnes A From the Department of Rheumatology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; University of California Davis, Department of Dermatology, Davis, California; and Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, USA.A. Szentpetery, MD, Department of Rheumatology, St. Vincent's University Hospital; M.A.N. Johnson, MD, University of California Davis, Department of Dermatology; C.T. Ritchlin, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology, University of Rochester Medical - - 2014
At the 2013 annual meeting of the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 26 dermatology and rheumatology fellows engaged in psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis research were invited to present their work at the Trainees Symposium, which preceded the annual meeting and ...
Delahunt Brett B Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, New - - 2014
The International Society of Urological Pathology convened an international consensus conference in 2012 to review aspects relating to the prognostic assessment, classification, and diagnosis of adult renal malignancy. The detailed recommendations of the conference are reported.
Deodhar Atul A Division of Arthritis & Rheumatic Diseases (OP09), Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 97239, USA, - - 2014
The Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS) classification criteria for axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) developed in 2009 was a major step forward, since the 1984 modified New York (mNY) criteria for classification of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) were too insensitive to identify patients with early signs of axial inflammation. In the absence ...
Rabasseda X X Thomson Reuters, Barcelona, Spain. - - 2014
The annual congress of the European Association of Urology in Stockholm was packed with mixed poster/oral sessions wherein innovative clinical and preclinical research aimed at improving the care of patients with urinary tract diseases was reported and open for discussion. Not everything that was reported during the meeting can be ...
Söderfeldt Ylva Y Institut für Geschichte, Theorie und Ethik der Medizin, Medizinische Fakultät der RWTH Aachen, Universitätsklinikum Aachen, Wendlingweg 2, 52074, Aachen, Germany, - - 2014
Morgellons is a medically contested diagnosis with foremost dermatological symptoms. Patients experience fibers emerging from the skin, together with a range of other somatic, psychiatric, and neurological complaints. Within the medical community, it is generally held to be a variation of delusional parasitosis/delusional infestation, which is usually treated with antipsychotics. ...
Ung Kim Ann KA Department of Radiation Oncology and Cancer Imaging, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne, Victoria, - - 2014
Multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings are increasingly regarded as a component of multidisciplinary cancer care. We aimed to prospectively measure the impact of MDT meetings on clinicians' management plans for lung oncology patients, and the implementation rate of the meeting recommendations. Consecutive patient cases presented at the weekly lung oncology MDT ...
Banach Maciej M Department of Hypertension, Chair of Nephrology and Hypertension, Medical University of Lodz, Zeromskiego 113, 90-549, Lodz, Poland, - - 2014
The year 2013 proved to be very exciting as far as landmark trials and new guidelines in the field of lipid disorders, blood pressure and kidney diseases. Among these are the International Atherosclerosis Society Global Recommendations for the Management of Dyslipidemia, European Society of Cardiology (ESC)/European Society of Hypertension Guidelines ...
Turnbull Andrew M J AM Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
Video documenting is increasingly used in ophthalmic training and research, with many ophthalmologists routinely recording their surgical cases. Although this modality represents an excellent means of improving technique and advancing knowledge, there are major ethical and legal considerations with its use. Informed consent to record is required in most situations. ...
Lanas Angel A Servicio de Aparato Digestivo, Hospital Clínico Lozano Blesa, Universidad de Zaragoza, IIS Aragón, CIBERehd, Zaragoza, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
This article outlines key recommendations for the appropriate prescription of non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to patients with different musculoskeletal problems. These recommendations are based on current scientific evidence, and takes into consideration gastrointestinal and cardiovascular safety issues. The recommendations have been agreed on by experts from three scientific societies (Spanish ...
McGee Andrew A Health Law Research Centre, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, C Block, 2 George St., Brisbane, QLD 4001, - - 2014
This article discusses recent arguments of Franklin Miller and Robert Truog about withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment and causation. The authors argue that traditional medical ethics, and the law, are mistaken to take the view that withdrawal merely allows the patient to die, rather than causing the patient's death, describing such ...
Edwards Ian - - 2013
There has been a widespread call for an ethics in the management of patients with chronic pain which is patient centered and takes into account the lived experience of the patient. It has been argued in literature that current "duty" or principlist-based models of ethics (so-called 3rd person ethics) have ...
Shaz Beth H - - 2013
The decision to treat a patient with therapeutic apheresis depends on multiple factors, such as what does the patient most likely have, is the diagnosis amenable to apheresis treatment, what is the harm-versus-benefit ratio of apheresis treatment in this patient, and what are the internal and external issues associated with ...
Pickering Matthew C - - 2013
C3 glomerulopathy is a recently introduced pathological entity whose original definition was glomerular pathology characterized by C3 accumulation with absent or scanty immunoglobulin deposition. In August 2012, an invited group of experts (comprising the authors of this document) in renal pathology, nephrology, complement biology, and complement therapeutics met to discuss ...
Fernández-Espejo Davinia - - 2013
Recent developments in functional neuroimaging have provided a number of new tools for assessing patients who clinically appear to be in a vegetative state. These techniques have been able to reveal awareness and even allow rudimentary communication in some patients who remain entirely behaviourally non-responsive. The implications of these results ...
Sprinks Jennifer - - 2013
LYING TO patients with dementia to ease distress cannot be condoned because of the ethical and legal issues it raises, a service evaluation has found.
Fleming James K - - 2013
Physicians must ensure that patients understand that the principal aim of research is to increase generalizable knowledge. However, patients may hope for individual benefit as a secondary goal of participation. Highly motivated patients may request treatment off label if trial enrollment has ended, leading to ethical dilemmas for clinicians. This ...
Travis William D - - 2013
Background: In 2002 the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society (ATS/ERS) classification of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs) defined seven specific entities, and provided standardized terminology and diagnostic criteria. In addition, the historical "gold standard" of histologic diagnosis was replaced by a multidisciplinary approach. Since 2002 many publications have provided new information ...
Wintermark Max M Division of Neuroradiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. Electronic address: - - 2013
In the article entitled "Imaging Recommendations for Acute Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack Patients: A Joint Statement by the American Society of Neuroradiology, the American College of Radiology and the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery", we are proposing a simple, pragmatic approach that will allow the reader to develop an optimal ...
Callis Duffin Kristina - - 2013
The Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA) has developed online videos intended to provide training on the most commonly used physical examination measures for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). At the 2012 GRAPPA annual meeting, attendees were updated on the development, availability, use, and validation ...
Helliwell Philip S - - 2013
For over 40 years the concept of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) has slowly evolved as new knowledge has emerged. This has been facilitated by the development of new criteria for classification, improvement on existing criteria by the use of updated methodologies, and new information about the disease. At the same time, ...
Goetz L L - - 2013
Objectives:To develop an International Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Basic Data Set presenting a standardized format for the collection and reporting of a minimal amount of information on UTIs in daily practice or research.Setting:International working group.Methods:The draft of the Data Set developed by a working group was ...
Gather Jakov - - 2013
For many years there has been a controversial international debate on physician-assisted suicide (PAS). While proponents of PAS regularly refer to the unbearable suffering and the right of self-determination of incurably ill patients, critics often warn about the diverse risks of abuse. In our article, we aim to present ethical ...
Sasseville V G - - 2013
A workshop on Emerging Respiratory Viral Infections and Spontaneous Diseases in nonhuman primates was sponsored by the concurrent Annual Meetings of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology, held December 1-5, 2012, in Seattle, Washington. The session had platform presentations from Drs Karen ...
Kousathana L - - 2013
Purpose: To discuss the current official legal position of the Greek Council and the official international statement on the subject, as well as the emerging cultural and moral aspects on the issue of informing the cancer patient. Methods: Perusal of national and international legal and ethics sources, under a multidisciplinary ...
Matthews Jeffrey B - - 2013
The 2012 Kelley and Carlos Pellegrini SSAT/SAGES Joint Symposium covered the topic "Current Concepts and Controversies in Foregut Motility". This article summarizes the high points of this session, which included the diagnosis and management of achalasia, gastroparesis, and biliary dyskinesia.
Kavanaugh Arthur - - 2013
Advances in rheumatology occur at a rapid pace and staying abreast of important changes is a challenge for all. Both novel drug development and enhanced understanding of conventional or historic therapies have molded current day rheumatologic practice. Rheumatology has led the way in the use of outcome measures and imaging ...
Suzuki Kazuo - - 2013
An international meeting, The Asia Pacific Meeting of Vasculitis and ANCA Workshop 2012, was held on March 28-31, 2012 at Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan. The meeting focused on vasculitis and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis in the Asia-Pacific area. This was a high-profile event and attracted scientists and physicians from around ...
Gauthier S - - 2013
There is great interest in the ethical issues associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related dementias given the prevalence of AD and the evolving neuroscience landscape in matters of diagnoses and therapeutics. Much of the ethics discussion arises in the tension between the principle of not doing harm (principle of ...
Vonkeman Harald E - - 2013
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This era of early aggressive treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) calls for criteria that allow timely classification of patients at risk of persistent erosive disease. We review how the new American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) classification criteria meet up to this challenge. RECENT ...
Berntorp E E Department of Hematology and Coagulation Disorders, Lund University, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden. - - 2013
The first meeting of international specialists in the field of von Willebrand disease (VWD) was held in the Åland islands in 1998 where Erik von Willebrand had first observed a bleeding disorder in some members of a family from Föglö and a summary of the meeting was published in 1999. ...
Chalmers John - - 2013
OBJECTIVES:: The International Society of Hypertension (ISH) surveyed trends in the management of hypertension worldwide, as reported by its affiliated societies. METHODS:: A formal questionnaire was emailed in December 2011 to 90 national and regional societies affiliated with the ISH, from 77 countries. Responses received by June 2012 were analysed. ...
Davenport Mark - - 2013
This is a summary of the joint EUPSA and BAPS Congresses held in Rome, Italy, on June 13th-16th, 2012.
Sakaguchi Scott - - 2013
When advising a syncope patient about resumption of driving, flying or vocational activities, physicians must consider relevant laws and regulations, the etiology of the syncope, and the risk of recurrence and the impact of recurrence on the safety of the patient and others. Guidelines from professional cardiology societies may aid ...
Lin Kimberly Y - - 2013
On March 16, 2012, the Ethics of the Heart 2012: Ethical and Policy Challenges in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Conference took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The first session focused on the ethics surrounding genetic testing in patients with congenital heart disease. Summarized here is the introductory presentation given ...
Venkat Arvind - - 2013
With the aging of the general population and the ability of intensivists to support patients using ventilator support, tracheostomy has become a vital tool in the medical management of critically ill patients. While much of the medical literature on tracheostomy has focused on the optimal timing of and indications for ...
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October 5-7, Palm Cove, Queensland, AustraliaOrganizing CommitteeMichael Stowasser Peter FullerAnastasia MihalidouEduardo PimentaMorag YoungJohn Funder (Honorary)Dick Gordon (Honorary).
Qaseem Amir - - 2012
DESCRIPTION: The American College of Physicians (ACP) developed this guideline with the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), American Heart Association (AHA), American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons to present the available evidence on the management of stable known or suspected ischemic ...
Kirkpatrick James N - - 2012
The success of modern therapies in congenital heart disease has produced a large and growing population of adults with congenital heart disease as a chronic condition. Such success increasingly raises a host of ethical issues, from resource utilization to end of life decision-making. The importance of a multidisciplinary approach to ...
Rabasseda X - - 2012
As Beijing was selected as the site for this year's International Continence Society (ICS) meeting, crowds of locals navigating through the subway train lines and tourists lining up for access to the Forbidden City and other landmarks were joined by a less numerous but a still significant number of researchers, ...
Ozaki Yukio - - 2012
The Annual Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) was held in Munich from the 26(th) to 29(th) of August 2012. The daily attendance ranged from 26,600 to 27,407 up to the 28(th) and several important issues were presented and discussed, including antiplatelet therapy for acute coronary syndrome (TRILOGY ...
Rabasseda X - - 2012
Urinary incontinence was one of the major topics discussed in Brisbane during the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA)'s 37th Annual Meeting. Brisbane Convention Center was the site of this year's meeting, wherein podium, oral poster and non-moderated poster sessions presented the latest advances in urogynecology. The following report summarizes state-of-the-art therapies ...
Jukić Vlado - - 2012
Society's treatment of psychiatric patients was always a reflection of social development and social awareness, as well as of ethical principles dominating a certain time period in that society. Over the last two and a half millennia, during which principles of Hippocratic ethics applied, attitudes towards psychiatric patients, from an ...
Shellenberg Kristen M - - 2012
This study estimated the proportion of abortion patients in the USA reporting perceived and internalized stigma, and assessed associations between those outcomes and women's sociodemographic, reproductive, and situational characteristics by race/ethnicity from a nationally representative dataset. Two-thirds of women reported that some people would look down on them if they ...
Olson Amy L - - 2012
In 2000, the American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society published the first consensus statement providing guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). This statement presented, for the first time, diagnostic criteria for IPF and recommendations for treatment. Results from several studies have reshaped the thinking ...
de Castro V - - 2012
Two cases of laboratory-confirmed listeriosis were detected in Bizkaia, Spain, at the end of August. The epidemiological investigation indicated that these two cases were associated with the consumption of Latin-style fresh cheese made from pasteurised milk in Portugal. Different batches of the same cheese were analysed and confirmed as contaminated ...
Christinat Yann - - 2012
Alternative splicing, an unknown mechanism 20 years ago, is now recognized as a major mechanism for proteome and transcriptome diversity, particularly in mammals–some researchers conjecture that up to 90% of human genes are alternatively spliced. Despite much research on exon and intron evolution, little is known about the evolution of ...
Byk Christian - - 2011
How legitimate may be the concern posed by the nanotechnologies for health and environment,this effort for reaching a better knowledge of the biotoxicity of nanomaterials is not enough. As Pr Didier Sicard noted, we believe that the ethical reflection should not be the good conscience that may help science in ...
Danishevskiy Kirill - - 2011
Legislation in most countries regulates trade in poisons and highly addictive products, such as narcotics. The statements that (1) tobacco harms health and (2) causes addiction are established as facts in international and national law. Yet in Russia, and in many other countries, there is a contradiction between the open ...
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