Navigation Links
The search for medical technologies abroad
Date:7/20/2012

Tampa, Fla. (July 19, 2012) The search for medical technologies through 'medical travel' can change the lives of patients and their family members, according to medical anthropologists Cecilia Vindrola-Padros and Linda M. Whiteford, who examined the lives of Bolivian and Paraguayan families who traveled to Buenos Aries, Argentina, seeking pediatric oncology care for their children. In a study published in the current issue of Technology and Innovation Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors, Vindrola-Padros and Whiteford, who are both at the University of South Florida, examined the diverse and complex causes that lead to medical travel in quest of new and better medical technologies, and also analyzed the role of the host country.

"Rather than focus on issues of equality of access, many academic discussions related to technology focus on technology innovation and adaptation to suit the needs of users," said Vindrola-Padros.

In their study, she and Whiteford accessed the medical travelers' reasons for seeking the technologies, analyzed the impact on the families, and reviewed the health care policies of the host nation.

According to Vindrola-Padros, the migration and health care policies of the host country play a significant role.

"The host country's resources available for medically traveling families also determine the ease with which families can settle and adapt," she explained.

Vindrola-Padros and Whiteford noted that a new Argentinian government initiative called "Medicina Argentina," along with a reduction in the prices of medical procedures in Argentina, are driving an increase in medical travelers to that nation. In addition, Argentina has permissive immigration and health policies under a model of universal health care in which public health care is not viewed in terms of financial gain
'/>"/>

Contact: Judy Lowry
jhlowry@usf.edu
813-974-3181
University of South Florida (USF Innovation)
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. UCLA Brain Injury Research Center gets NCAA funding for research on sports concussions
2. NIH awards $20 million over 5 years to train next generation of global health researchers
3. Researchers develop a new cell and animal model of inflammatory breast cancer
4. Researchers uncover a viable way for colorectal cancer patients to overcome drug resistance
5. Sexually abused boys at risk for more unsafe sex: UBC research
6. Researchers Find Gene Mutations That May Be a Key to Autism
7. LSUHSC research finds HPV-related head & neck cancers rising, highest in middle-aged white men
8. Researchers find evidence of banned antibiotics in poultry products
9. Presidential keynote address and new research highlights from the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology meeting
10. Scientific session and new research highlights
11. NJ stroke researchers report advances in spatial neglect research at AAN Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/29/2015)... On May 21, 2015, Elle Magazine in ... Get Botox ?” reported on the four most commonly ... with Google to determine these results and then sought expert ... California, for example, is how to keep neck skin ... is what's the appropriate age to start receiving Botox ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... Red Hot & Blue Restaurants , Inc. President, ... restaurant at 525 New Waverly Place in Cary, North Carolina ... Hot & Blue Restaurant was previously located in this very ... to a new location in the center,” said McCann. He ... activities on the Promenade–with outdoor seating and service, next to ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... Jan Wooden Howse lost her husband and ... all else: God does no wrong. , It’s fitting, then, ... passing is titled “God Does No Wrong.” It focuses on ... personal tragedy. , “My story has a positive message ... into something productive, something healing,” Howse said. , “God Does ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 2015 To compile the list, the ... that have several awards for clinical and general excellence. ... stood out to them in terms of overall excellence, ... , The 50 Great Health Systems to Know 2015 ... (Altamonte Springs, Fla.) , Advocate Health Care (Downers Grove, ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... NY (PRWEB) May 29, 2015 ... have reached a confidential Risperdal lawsuit ( http://www.risperdallawsuit2014.com/ ... developed gynecomastia due to his use of the ... had been selected for the third bellwether trial ... mass tort litigation underway in Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia Court ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Botox, Wrinkles and Double Chins: The Most-Asked Beauty Problems According to Google 2Health News:Red Hot & Blue Restaurant Opens in Cary, North Carolina 2Health News:Red Hot & Blue Restaurant Opens in Cary, North Carolina 3Health News:Red Hot & Blue Restaurant Opens in Cary, North Carolina 4Health News:Turning grief from a child’s passing into virtue 2Health News:Becker's Hospital Review Names 50 Great Health Systems to Know 2Health News:Becker's Hospital Review Names 50 Great Health Systems to Know 3Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit Selected as Pennsylvania’s Third Bellwether Gynecomastia Case Settles Hours Before Trial 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit Selected as Pennsylvania’s Third Bellwether Gynecomastia Case Settles Hours Before Trial 3
... ... before and after photos , ... 9, 2010 -- HCG True Diet offers new HCG Diet before and after photos and revamped ... navigation bar at the left hand of the site. The photos are taken of a ...
... HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- The ... smoke has slowed significantly, following dramatic drops starting in the ... percent of high school students still smoke, making it impossible ... among teens to 16 percent or less, the U.S. Centers ...
... ... career opportunities for ambitious professionals. , ... (PRWeb UK) July 9, 2010 -- HCL International, the leading global health and social ... GPs and social workers interested in working in Australia, at an invitation-only ...
... ... discovered a different kind of healing through writing down her emotions , ... Honolulu, HI (Vocus) July 9, 2010 -- She ... the release of Finally, it’s my time!, her new book made available through Xlibris, author ...
... ... new ways to make extra cash without having to spend big dollars. ... and beauty”. While most people cut back on certain luxuries during hard ... the recession. Youthful Trends is an innovative cosmetic company that is banking ...
... obese children have a 40 percent higher risk of ... obese have a 30 percent higher risk of GERD ... Permanente study published online in the International Journal ... establishes an association between obesity and GERD in children, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:See New HCG Diet Before and After Photos 2Health News:Decline in U.S. Teen Smoking Rate Stalls 2Health News:Decline in U.S. Teen Smoking Rate Stalls 3Health News:HCL International: Australia a Favourite Destination for UK Social Workers and GPs 2Health News:HCL International: Australia a Favourite Destination for UK Social Workers and GPs 3Health News:Moving On With A Pen 2Health News:Natural Cosmetic Company Offers Women Entrepreneurs a New Way to Make Money in Hard Times 2Health News:Natural Cosmetic Company Offers Women Entrepreneurs a New Way to Make Money in Hard Times 3Health News:Natural Cosmetic Company Offers Women Entrepreneurs a New Way to Make Money in Hard Times 4Health News:Extremely obese children have 40 percent higher risk of reflux disease of esophagus 2Health News:Extremely obese children have 40 percent higher risk of reflux disease of esophagus 3
(Date:5/29/2015)... TAMPA, Fla. , May 29, 2015  Excite ... , in 2007.  Over the years, Excite Medical, under ... to be an enduring company, with a solid track ... loyal and growing client and distributor base.  ... The success of Excite Medical has been possible, in ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... SACRAMENTO, Calif. , May 29, 2015  Anpac ... Dr. Chris Yu and the Anpac research ... Summit on Biomedical Science (NPLS) organizers published as, "game ... at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual ... 29 – June 2, 2015. An ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... , May 28, 2015 Research and ... the "North America MRI Market - Growth, Trends ... offering. The North American MRI systems market ... in 2014 to $1.58 billion by 2020 with a ... are of three types namely, the open system, closed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Anpac Bio-Medical Introduces 'Game Changing' Cancer Screening Tech at American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting - Chicago 5/29 - 6/2 2Anpac Bio-Medical Introduces 'Game Changing' Cancer Screening Tech at American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting - Chicago 5/29 - 6/2 3North America MRI Market - Growth, Trends And Forecasts 2014-2019 with GE, Hitachi Medical, Philips Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare & Toshiba Medical Systems Dominating 2
Free Estriol (E3) RIA Reproductive Hormones 024-IDC-2000...
Prolactin EIA Reproductive Markers 025-BC-1037...
... (17aOHP) is produced by both the ... has relatively little progestational activity, it ... it is the,immediate precursor to 11-desoxycortisol ... 21-hydroxylation of 17aOHP,measurement of 17aOHP is ...
FSH EIA Reproductive Markers 025-BC-1029 Follicle Stimulating Hormone...
Medicine Products: