Monthly Archives: September 2013

What are the responsibilities of clinical researchers?

One of the presentations at the OHRP hearings of the HHS was by George Annas, a JD who has an MPH (for those outside of north america that means he is a lawyer, but with a masters in public health). … Continue reading

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“There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world”

This link will take you to a very touching tribute written by a 16 year old to his little sister. It is a very personal essay, about his love for the girl who died at 6 weeks of age, but … Continue reading

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Predicting outcomes, but not before birth

One very important article that I failed to blog about last year when it came out is this one (Ambalavanan N, Carlo WA, Tyson JE, Langer JC, Walsh MC, Parikh NA, Das A, Van Meurs KP, Shankaran S, Stoll BJ … Continue reading

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HHS hearings, now available on-line

As John Lantos pointed out in a comment response to a previous post on this issue, the public hearings of the HHS which was set up to address consent issues in research comparing standards of care are now available on … Continue reading

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Neonatal Updates #36

Shaw RJ, St John N, Lilo EA, Jo B, Benitz W, Stevenson DK, Horwitz SM: Prevention of traumatic stress in mothers with preterm infants: A randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics 2013. This looks really interesting, an RCT of a clinical psychologist … Continue reading

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Pluto, not just a planet anymore.

Or should that be, not even a planet… One other thing I wanted to mention about the PLUTO trial is the entry criterion. The main entry criterion was the presence of clear lower urinary tract obstruction in a male fetus, … Continue reading

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Who was Bayes, and what did he know about medical research?

I don’t have much detail to answer the first question: he was an 18th century English mathematician who wrote something about probability, that was published after he died. That publication described something called Bayes’ theorem which is a way of … Continue reading

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