Corneal Transplants--an Overview with an Emphasis on Legal Aspects and Current Scenario in Mauritius (Documentation)

Corneal Transplants–an Overview with an Emphasis on Legal Aspects and Current Scenario in Mauritius (Documentation)

ABSTRACT: A healthy cornea is an essential component of clear vision. Any condition that distorts the clarity of the cornea to a greater extent has to be treated by keratoplasty. This article discusses by large about the various aspects of corneal transplants like modes of storage and their legal aspects with an emphasis on the […]

From Quinlan to Schiavo: Medical, Ethical, And Legal Issues in Severe Brain Injury.

From Quinlan to Schiavo: Medical, Ethical, And Legal Issues in Severe Brain Injury.

The battle over the life and death of Terri Schiavo was only the most recent medical ethics case to catch the public’s attention. This case asked both the individuals involved and our society in general to make moral judgments about the appropriateness of a decision to maintain or withdraw life-sustaining treatment. As a practicing medical […]

Disclosing the HIV Status of Deceased Persons--Ethical and Legal Implications (Medicine and the Law)

Disclosing the HIV Status of Deceased Persons–Ethical and Legal Implications (Medicine and the Law)

The ethical rules of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) provide that confidential information about a deceased patient should only be divulged ‘with the written consent of his or her next-of-kin or the executor of his or her estate’–except where such information ought to be disclosed in terms of a statute or court […]

Clinical, Legal and Ethical Implications of the Intra-Ocular (Off-Label) Use of Bevacizumab (Avastin)--a South African Perspective (Original Articles) (Report)

Clinical, Legal and Ethical Implications of the Intra-Ocular (Off-Label) Use of Bevacizumab (Avastin)–a South African Perspective (Original Articles) (Report)

Choroidal neovascularisation is a potentially visually devastating element of various forms of eye pathology. Recent research has focused on neurovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as a cause. AMD can be classified as being exudative (wet) or atrophic (dry). Wet AMD is characterised by a pathological process in which new blood vessels develop in the choroids, […]

Irrational Basis: The Legal Status of Medical Marijuana (At Law)

Irrational Basis: The Legal Status of Medical Marijuana (At Law)

In a growing number of states, medical marijuana occupies a dual legal status. The federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug, signifying that it has both a high potential for abuse and no acceptable medical use. Patients and physicians are thus subject to the same federal criminal penalties as any […]