Posts Tagged ‘informed consent’

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September 11th, 2014

Is This Trial Ethical?

Does the need for a new placebo-controlled trial of epinephrine in cardiac arrest justify questionable consent procedures?


July 7th, 2014

HEAT-PPCI: Heparin Beats Bivalirudin in Primary PCI

Although there is broad consensus in the medical community that primary PCI is the best treatment for MI patients when it can be delivered promptly, there is no agreement about the best accompanying drug regimen, which usually entails a combination of antiplatelet and antithrombotic drugs. The role of one antithrombotic, bivalirudin (Angiomax, The Medicines Company) has […]


May 20th, 2014

Hopes and Beliefs: How Patients Respond to Informed-Consent Tools

Todd Rosengart answers Harlan Krumholz’s questions about his study of informed consent in patients scheduled for PCI.


January 5th, 2011

Do Sleep-Deprived Invasive Cardiologists Cause Complications?

In an NEJM perspective, the former president of the Sleep Research Society reports an 83% increase in the risk of surgical complications in patients undergoing elective daytime surgery performed by attending surgeons who had a <6-hour opportunity for sleep between procedures during a previous on-call night.  He argues that physicians who have been awake for […]