Assessing the Medical Risks of Human Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research

Assessing the Medical Risks of Human Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research

It is widely understood that stem cell treatments have the potential to revolutionize medicine. Because of this potential, in 2004 California voters approved Proposition 71 to set up a 10-year, $3 billion program to fund research on stem cells. Under the direction of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, this program will pay to build […]

Risks for Preterm Delivery and Low Birth Weight are Independently Increased by Severity of Maternal Anaemia (Original Articles) (Report)

Risks for Preterm Delivery and Low Birth Weight are Independently Increased by Severity of Maternal Anaemia (Original Articles) (Report)

Anaemia is the most widespread nutritional disorder in the world, affecting 30% of the global population, and is even more prevalent among pregnant women. Massawe et al. showed that 65% of pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Dar es Salaam were anaemic; (1) this constitutes a public health problem that requires attention. Anaemia has a […]

Risks and Challenges in Medical Tourism

Risks and Challenges in Medical Tourism

Risks and Challenges in Medical Tourism: Understanding the Global Market for Health Services provides an in-depth, comprehensive assessment of the benefits and risks when health care becomes a global commodity. The collection includes contributions from leading scholars in law and public policy, medicine and public health, bioethics, anthropology, health geography, and economics. This timely and […]

Risks and Complications of Neuraxial Anesthesia and the Use of Anticoagulation in the Surgical Patient (Clinical Report)

Risks and Complications of Neuraxial Anesthesia and the Use of Anticoagulation in the Surgical Patient (Clinical Report)

Recognition of the risk of thromboembolic phenomena to patients in the postsurgical period has resulted in the practice of administering prophylactic anticoagulant agents to those patients who are at high risk for this complication. Institution of a perioperative anticoagulant or antithrombotic protocol needs to be considered when a regional anesthetic is proposed as part of, […]

Dismantling of the U.S. Cytotechnology Educational Infrastructure Is Premature and Carries Significant Risks (Editorial)

Dismantling of the U.S. Cytotechnology Educational Infrastructure Is Premature and Carries Significant Risks (Editorial)

The Papanicolaou (Pap) test found itself at the end of the 20th century in a unique position as arguably the only proven cost-effective cancer screening test in medical history. The Pap test remains today, along with colorectal screening, one of only two cancer screening tests strongly recommended (A recommendation) by the evidence-based United States Preventive […]