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June 13, 2018

Over-Screening, Rigid Protocols, and Changing Guidelines: A Personal Journey Through the Looking-Glass

by Craig Klugman

A new JAMAarticle reports on a US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against routine ECG in patients without symptoms of heart disease: “For asymptomatic adults at low risk of CVD events (individuals with a 10-year CVD event risk less than 10%), it is very unlikelythat the information from resting or exercise ECG (beyond that obtained with conventional CVD risk factors) will result in a change in the patient’s risk category….

June 12, 2018

“A Little ELF, Please?” The Electronic Long-Form COI Disclosure Statement (ELFCOI)

by Lisa Kearns, MS MA and Arthur Caplan, Ph.D.

There is a little discussed problem in academic publishing: the scant amount of information provided by disclosures of conflict that accompany journal articles.…

June 4, 2018

Outsider/Insider

This post also appears as an editorial in the June 2018 issue of The American Journal of Bioethics.

by Albert R.

June 4, 2018

“Natural” Talents and Dedication—Meanings and Values in Sport

This post also appears as an editorial in the June 2018 issue of The American Journal of Bioethics.

by Thomas H.

June 4, 2018

BioethicsTV (May 30, 2018): #CodeBlack Patient racism and DNRs

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Code Black (Season 3; Episode 5): Patient Racism

A middle-aged-white patient needs an appendectomy. As he is being wheeled to surgery, he is beside the chief of surgery and a new trauma surgery resident.…

June 1, 2018

A Tribute to Baruch Brody (1943-2018)

by Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby

The field of bioethics mourns the loss of a leader and visionary in the field. But those of us who were fortunate enough to know Baruch personally mourn the loss of a friend and colleague.…

May 31, 2018

Targeted Medicine: Advertising to the Medically Vulnerable

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Imaging going to the doctor and suddenly finding ads popping up on your phone. Perhaps there’s a discount for receiving a specialized treatment.…

May 22, 2018

The Land of the Gagged and the Home of the Complicit: Domestic Abortion Gag Rule is Unethical

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

On his fourth day in office, Trump reinstated the Mexico City Rule. The MCR was originally declared by Ronald Reagan in 1984 to prohibit U.S.…

May 22, 2018

BioethicsTV (May 14-22): #TheResident, #ChicagoMed

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

The Resident (Season 1; Episode 14): Treating Loved Ones; Chemo for Healthy Patients ; Chicago Med (Season 3; Episode 20): Doctor and jury

The Resident (Season 1; Episode 14): Treating Loved Ones; Chemo for Healthy Patients

In the season finale, we learn that Hunter has been telling healthy people that they have cancer (when they do not) and giving them chemotherapy.…

May 17, 2018

Big Data Studies and Abuse of Fiduciary Duties

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

A study published in the May 17th, 2018 issue of Cell, “Disease Heritability Inferred from Familial Relationships Reported in Medical Records,” shows a connection between families and certain diseases at three large urban university medical centers.…

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