Ethical Transparency and Government Regulation of Canada's Medical Research Industry.

Ethical Transparency and Government Regulation of Canada’s Medical Research Industry.

I. The Medicalization of Society Medicalization is a social process where the medical profession extends its authority over matters not directly concerned with the analysis and treatment of biophysical disorders. In this definition, the medical profession includes not only practising doctors and associations of doctors but also: the pharmaceutical industry, providing the drugs that are […]

Treatment Guidelines for Apraxia of Speech: Lessons for Future Research.

Treatment Guidelines for Apraxia of Speech: Lessons for Future Research.

The Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) Writing Committee of Treatment Guidelines for Apraxia of Speech (AOS) prepared a technical report containing evidence-based guidelines for the management of AOS. The technical report, which was based on a comprehensive review of published treatment literature, revealed numerous limitations in that literature. This report utilizes information […]

Clinical Image-Based Procedures. Translational Research in Medical Imaging

Clinical Image-Based Procedures. Translational Research in Medical Imaging

This book constitutes revised selected papers from the Third International Workshop on Clinical Image-Based Procedures, CLIP 2014, held in conjunction with MICCAI 2014 in Boston, MA, USA, in September 2014. The 19 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 26 submissions.  New strategies are essential to ensure a smooth and effective […]

Medical Research for Hire

Medical Research for Hire

Today, more than 75 percent of pharmaceutical drug trials in the United States are being conducted in the private sector. Once the sole province of academic researchers, these important studies are now being outsourced to non-academic physicians.According to Jill A. Fisher, this major change in the way medical research is performed is the outcome of […]

Human Medical Research

Human Medical Research

Medical research involving human subjects has contributed to considerable advancements in our knowledge, and to medical benefits. At the same time the development of new technologies as well as further globalisation of medical research raises questions that require the attention of researchers from a range of disciplines. This book gathers the contributions of researchers from […]