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Viewpoint | Unsettled liability issues for “prediagnostic” wearables and health-related products.

23 Sep, 2022 | 13:13h | UTC

Unsettled Liability Issues for “Prediagnostic” Wearables and Health-Related Products – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Guidelines for cancer treatment during pregnancy: ethics-related content evolution and implications for clinicians.

11 Sep, 2022 | 22:47h | UTC

Guidelines for Cancer Treatment during Pregnancy: Ethics-Related Content Evolution and Implications for Clinicians – Cancers

 


Perspective | Science, competing values, and trade-offs in public health — the example of Covid-19 and masking.

5 Sep, 2022 | 14:37h | UTC

Science, Competing Values, and Trade-offs in Public Health — The Example of Covid-19 and Masking – New England Journal of Medicine

 


A pandemic treaty for equitable global access to medical countermeasures: seven recommendations for sharing intellectual property, know-how and technology.

19 Jul, 2022 | 13:38h | UTC

A pandemic treaty for equitable global access to medical countermeasures: seven recommendations for sharing intellectual property, know-how and technology – BMJ Global Health

 


Systematic Review | Ethical values and principles to guide the fair allocation of resources in response to a pandemic.

11 Jul, 2022 | 12:42h | UTC

Ethical values and principles to guide the fair allocation of resources in response to a pandemic: a rapid systematic review – BMC Medical Ethics

 


Current recommendations/practices for anonymizing data from clinical trials in order to make it available for sharing: A scoping review.

29 Jun, 2022 | 11:17h | UTC

Current recommendations/practices for anonymising data from clinical trials in order to make it available for sharing: A scoping review – Clinical Trials

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Research must do no harm: new guidance addresses all studies relating to people.

24 Jun, 2022 | 11:46h | UTC

Research must do no harm: new guidance addresses all studies relating to people – Nature

See Guidance: Research Ethics – Nature Portfolio

 


Many researchers say they’ll share data — but don’t.

23 Jun, 2022 | 10:13h | UTC

Many researchers say they’ll share data — but don’t – Nature

 


Cardiac xenotransplantation: challenges, evolution, and advances.

20 Jun, 2022 | 00:58h | UTC

Cardiac Xenotransplantation: Challenges, Evolution, and Advances – JACC: Basic to Translational Science

News Release: New review paper proposes framework for advancing application of animal-to-human transplantation – American College of Cardiology

Commentary: Many Hurdles to Clear Before Cardiac Xenotransplantation Takes Off – TCTMD

Related:

In 1st, US surgeons transplant pig heart into human patient – Associated Press

Results of Two Cases of Pig-to-Human Kidney Xenotransplantation – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Moving xenotransplantation research into human trials will require adjusting our expectations, researchers say – STAT

After a flurry of firsts, xenotransplantation is suddenly back in the spotlight – STAT

 


‘Discriminatory and stigmatizing’: Scientists push to rename monkeypox viruses.

15 Jun, 2022 | 11:25h | UTC

‘Discriminatory and stigmatizing’: Scientists push to rename monkeypox viruses – STAT

See also: Rename monkeypox strains to remove geographic stigma, researchers say – Science

Related:

Clinical management and infection prevention and control for monkeypox: Interim rapid response guidance, 10 June 2022 – World Health Organization

2022 Monkeypox and Orthopoxvirus Outbreak Global Map – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

As monkeypox threat grows, scientists debate best vaccine strategy – Science

Monkeypox is a new global threat. African scientists know what the world is up against – Science

WHO Experts Emphasize ‘Window of Opportunity’ to Control Monkeypox Spread as Cases Outside Africa Double Again – Health Policy Watch

Genetic data indicate at least two separate monkeypox outbreaks underway, suggesting wider spread – STAT

Experts highlight sexual aspect of monkeypox spread – CIDRAP

What to Know About Monkeypox – JAMA

Multi-country monkeypox outbreak in non-endemic countries: Update – World Health Organization

Principles for monkeypox control in the UK: 4 nations consensus statement – UK Health Security Agency

Monkeypox outbreaks: 4 key questions researchers have – Nature

Study reports first use of antivirals in monkeypox patients – Lancet

Surveillance, case investigation and contact tracing for Monkeypox – World Health Organization

Laboratory testing for the monkeypox virus: Interim guidance – World Health Organization

A Novel International Monkeypox Outbreak – Annals of Internal Medicine

EU health agency warns monkeypox could become endemic in Europe if outbreak continues – STAT

Monkeypox cases increase across Europe, North America – CIDRAP

Multi-country monkeypox outbreak in non-endemic countries – World Health Organization

Monkeypox goes global: why scientists are on alert – Nature

Monkeypox: What do we know about the outbreaks in Europe and North America? – The BMJ

Seven Confirmed Monkeypox Cases in UK Includes Sexually Transmitted Cluster – STAT

What is monkeypox? A microbiologist explains what’s known about this smallpox cousin – The Conversation

Monkeypox: Time to worry or one to ignore? – BBC

UK, Spain, Portugal report more monkeypox cases – CIDRAP

U.S. monkeypox case reported, as Spain, Portugal report infections in growing outbreak – STAT

Monkeypox – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – World Health Organization

Monkeypox cases confirmed in England – latest updates – UK Health Security Agency

Seven Confirmed Monkeypox Cases in UK Includes Sexually Transmitted Cluster – Health Policy Watch

European outbreak of monkeypox: what you need to know – The Conversation

Rare monkeypox outbreak in U.K., Europe and U.S.: What is it and should we worry – NPR

Monkeypox cases under investigation in Canada as outbreak spreads in Europe, U.S. – CBC News

 


African researchers lead campaign for equity in global collaborations.

14 Jun, 2022 | 10:36h | UTC

African researchers lead campaign for equity in global collaborations – Nature

 


‘Helicopter research’ comes under fire at Cape Town conference – statement presses for equity when scientists from wealthy nations do research in poorer ones.

8 Jun, 2022 | 11:11h | UTC

‘Helicopter research’ comes under fire at Cape Town conference – Science

 


Position statement on criminalization of medical error and call for action to prevent patient harm from error.

7 Jun, 2022 | 11:48h | UTC

Position Statement on Criminalization of Medical Error and Call for Action to Prevent Patient Harm from Error – Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation

Commentary: Anesthesiologist Group Says Hospitals Can Prevent Fatal Errors Like Vanderbilt’s — Feds said Vaught wasn’t the only one who erred; hospital had four “immediate jeopardy” flaws – MedPage Today (free registration required)

Related:

ECRI and ISMP PUBLIC STATEMENT | Medication Errors are Complex; Criminal Charges Will Not Improve Care – Institute for Safe Medication Practices

ISMP Speaks Out Against Criminalization of Medication Errors – Institute for Safe Medication Practices

The simple thing hospitals can do to prevent dangerous drug mistakes – CNN

 


Report sets out blueprint to tackle global ethical issues around face transplants.

31 May, 2022 | 10:57h | UTC

Report sets out blueprint to tackle global ethical issues around face transplants – University of York

Report: AboutFace: A blueprint for sustainable face transplant policy & practice

 


Opinion: Adverse effects of acquisitions in the pharmaceutical industry.

30 May, 2022 | 10:45h | UTC

Adverse effects of acquisitions in the pharmaceutical industry – Nature Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Navigating financial toxicity in patients with cancer: A multidisciplinary management approach.

26 May, 2022 | 10:57h | UTC

Navigating financial toxicity in patients with cancer: A multidisciplinary management approach – CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians

Related:

Financial Toxicity in Advanced and Metastatic Cancer: Overburdened and Underprepared – JCO Oncology Practice

The high price of anticancer drugs: origins, implications, barriers, solutions – Nature Reviews: Clinical Oncology

Unmet Need for Clinician Engagement Regarding Financial Toxicity After Diagnosis of Breast Cancer – Cancer

Financial toxicity: 1 in 3 cancer patients have to turn to friends or family to pay for care – STAT News 

Not Just Nausea And Vomiting: Cancer Docs Now Worry About ‘Financial Toxicity’ – WBUR 

Financial Toxicity and Cancer Treatment (PDQ®) – National Institute of Cancer

Financial Toxicity: Cancer Supportive Care Professionals Consider the Side Effects of Soaring Costs – ASCO Post

 


Viewpoint: The imperative for diversity and inclusion in clinical trials and health research participation.

23 May, 2022 | 00:49h | UTC

The Imperative for Diversity and Inclusion in Clinical Trials and Health Research Participation – JAMA

 


Results of two cases of pig-to-human kidney xenotransplantation.

19 May, 2022 | 11:11h | UTC

Results of Two Cases of Pig-to-Human Kidney Xenotransplantation – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


ECRI and ISMP Public Statement | Medication errors are complex; criminal charges will not improve care.

10 May, 2022 | 11:29h | UTC

ECRI and ISMP PUBLIC STATEMENT | Medication Errors are Complex; Criminal Charges Will Not Improve Care – Institute for Safe Medication Practices

See also:

ISMP Speaks Out Against Criminalization of Medication Errors – Institute for Safe Medication Practices

The simple thing hospitals can do to prevent dangerous drug mistakes – CNN

 


WHO reveals shocking extent of exploitative formula milk marketing.

29 Apr, 2022 | 10:58h | UTC

News Release: WHO reveals shocking extent of exploitative formula milk marketing – World Health Organization

Report: Scope and impact of digital marketing strategies for promoting breastmilk substitutes – World Health Organization

Related: More than half of parents and pregnant women exposed to aggressive formula milk marketing – WHO, UNICEF – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Analysis | Presenting complaint: use of language that disempowers patients.

28 Apr, 2022 | 11:02h | UTC

Presenting complaint: use of language that disempowers patients – The BMJ

News Release: Language that belittles or blames patients is overdue for change – British Medical Journal

 


FDA warns of risks associated with non-invasive prenatal screening tests – inappropriate interpretation of results may lead to potentially improper medical decisions.

20 Apr, 2022 | 09:52h | UTC

FDA Warns of Risks Associated with Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening Tests – U.S. Food & Drug Administration

See also: Genetic Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening Tests May Have False Results: FDA Safety Communication – U.S. Food & Drug Administration

 


Evaluation of the causes of sex disparity in heart failure trials.

20 Apr, 2022 | 09:41h | UTC

Evaluation of the causes of sex disparity in heart failure trials – Heart

 

Commentary on Twitter

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Safety, tolerability and viral kinetics during SARS-CoV-2 human challenge (deliberately infecting individuals in a controlled environment) in young adults.

4 Apr, 2022 | 01:27h | UTC

Safety, tolerability and viral kinetics during SARS-CoV-2 human challenge in young adults – Nature Medicine

Commentaries:

Understanding COVID-19 through human challenge models – Nature Medicine

First human challenge study of Covid-19 yields valuable insights about how we get sick – CNN

First Human Challenge Trial Shows How COVID-19 Strikes – HealthDay

Related:

Scientists deliberately gave people COVID — here’s what they learnt.

[Preprint] Results from the first Covid-19 human challenge study (deliberately infecting individuals in a controlled environment).

Perspective | SARS-CoV-2 human challenge studies — establishing the model during an evolving pandemic.

World’s first coronavirus “Human Challenge” study receives ethics approval in the UK  (several texts on the subject)

Are SARS-CoV-2 Human Challenge Trials Ethical? – “A clinical trial is underway in the UK in which young, healthy participants are exposed deliberately to SARS-CoV-2 to assess the viral inoculum needed to produce an infection and to test vaccine efficacy”.

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Prevalence of third-party tracking on medical journal websites.

23 Mar, 2022 | 09:56h | UTC

Prevalence of Third-party Tracking on Medical Journal Websites – JAMA Health Forum

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


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