Pharmacovigilance in Kala-Azar Patients with Severe Thrombocytopenia Caused by Sodium Antimony Gluconate & Miltefosine.

Pharmacovigilance in Kala-Azar Patients with Severe Thrombocytopenia Caused by Sodium Antimony Gluconate & Miltefosine.

Sodium antimony gluconate (SAG) and miltefosine used in the treatment of kala-azar are known to cause several side effects but severe thrombocytopenia has not been reported. Four cases of severe thrombocytopenia, two caused by SAG and two by miltefosine were promptly detected and treated by immediate withdrawal of the offending drugs, platelet and blood transfusions […]

Establishing Liability for Harm Caused to Patients in a Resource-Deficient Environment (Medicine AND THE Law) (Report)

Establishing Liability for Harm Caused to Patients in a Resource-Deficient Environment (Medicine AND THE Law) (Report)

In a resource-deficient environment, liability for medical malpractice depends on whether there was intentional or negligent wrongful conduct by the parties concerned, or whether they were vicariously liable for the wrongful acts or omissions of others. Departments of health and private sector hospital bodies will be liable for the wrongful conduct of their administrators where, […]