Navigation Links
Transplant tourism poses ethical dilemma for US doctors
Date:1/26/2010

the People's Republic of China (PRC) and was transplanted two weeks after arrival. After transplantation, HQ returned to the Mount Sinai program requesting follow-up care, which was provided. HQ then developed biliary sepsis requiring hospitalization and re-transplantation seemed to be the only viable option.

"While the patient was a medically suitable candidate, team members disagreed if it were indeed, morally right to provide him with a transplant," said Thomas Schiano, M.D., one of the case clinicians and lead author of this study. Ultimately, the transplant team proceeded with a liver transplant for HQ and he is currently doing well. "Our consensus to transplant was based on the relevant principles of medical ethicsnon-judgmental regard, beneficence, and fiduciary responsibility," added Dr. Schiano.

The study authors estimate that more than 400 patients received transplants abroad with 75% of those taking place between 2004 and 2006. Of those transplant tourists, 40% reside in New York and California, and the majority these patients traveled to the PRC, where organs from executed prisoners have been used in transplantations. Although transplant tourism is not held in high regard, the practice violates neither current U.S. law nor the National Organ Transplant Act. Current UNOS policies allow a small percentage of each center's transplants to be allotted for foreign nationals, essentially allowing for transplant tourism within the U.S.

Over the last few years, professional associations have established transplant tourism policies to provide guidance to clinicians and uphold the principles of medical ethics. The AASLD and International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS) have positions against the exploitation of donors, the recovery of organs from executed prisoners, and condemned the use of paid living donors. Similarly, the American Society of Transplantation declares that optimal medical care should not be withheld from thos
'/>"/>

Contact: Dawn Peters
medicalnews@wiley.com
781-388-8408
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Press Ganey Launches Transplant Survey
2. Transplanted Trachea Grows Own Blood Supply in Patients Arm
3. Women with breast cancer may benefit from autologous stem cell transplantation
4. Despite Earlier Doubts, Feinstein Study Shows Fetal Transplants May Benefit Parkinson's Patients Over Age 60
5. Heart Failure Patient Supported By DuraHeart™ Left-Ventricular Assist System Receives Successful Donor Transplant After Four Years On Device
6. Transplant guide highlights daily infection risks from factors like pets and food
7. 69-Year-Old Grandmother Needing A Lifesaving Kidney Transplant Finds a Miracle on the Internet: a 25-Year-Old Living Altruistic Organ Donor Stranger
8. Blood stem-cell transplant regimen reverses sickle cell disease in adults
9. Bone Marrow Transplants May Cure Sickle Cell in Adults
10. Nerve-cell transplants help brain-damaged rats fully recover lost ability to learn
11. Autologous stem cell transplantation for soft tissue sarcoma: insufficient research into therapy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/9/2014)... Cincinnati, OH, July 10, 2014 -- The World Health ... 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) ... most of their MVPA during school hours. Therefore, ... school hours would increase MVPA. In a new ... Pediatrics , researchers confirmed that time spent outdoors after ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at ... Park Cancer Institute have received an $8 million grant ... effects of photodynamic light therapy (PDT) in patients with ... that most often manifests itself in the lining of ... to asbestos. The grant will fund a clinical trial ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... lung cancer, researchers have uncovered mutations in a cell-signaling ... new knowledge may expand treatments for patients because drugs ... or are in clinical trials. , Reporting July 9 ... Atlas (TCGA), including researchers at Washington University School of ... institutions, studied tumors from 230 patients with lung adenocarcinoma. ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... users in Russia might contribute to HIV transmission ... by researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine ... Pavlov State University, sought to discover the effect ... a cohort of HIV-positive people with lifetime of ... by police were more likely to share needlesincreasing ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... 2014 There has been a sharp increase in ... Center using MyChart, the online, interactive service that allows ... their healthcare providers, schedule appointments, and renew prescriptions. , ... using MyChart each year increased five-fold, while ... than 10-fold, according to a study by Dr. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Go play outside! Outdoor time promotes physical activity in youth 2Health News:Penn mesothelioma program receives $8 million NCI grant 2Health News:Lung cancer study hints at new treatments 2Health News:BU researchers relate arrests with HIV risk environment 2Health News:MyChart use skyrocketing among cancer patients, UT Southwestern study finds 2Health News:MyChart use skyrocketing among cancer patients, UT Southwestern study finds 3
... are being led to believe that, if they get ... it a ‘vaccine;’ but it is not a vaccine// ... under false pretenses. ,“The century-old circumcision ‘experiment’ ... sub-Saharan Africa be any different?” asks Dan Bollinger, director ...
... British Hindus and Sikhs to be allowed to hold open-air ... with a charity //fighting for the cause being allowed to ... of the Anglo Asian Friendship Society, has been given permission ... judge, Justice Andrew Collins. ,The development follows a ...
... in soil boosts happiness levels and could help restore healthy ... infection, says a study. ,British scientists led by ... the bacteria, named 'bacterium Mycobacterium vaccae', and found improvement in ... News. ,However, they said more work is needed ...
... testosterone, which plays a key role in health and ... ,People suffering with Alzheimer's lack the ability to ... As the disease progresses, individuals may also experience changes ... agitation, as well as delusions or hallucinations. ...
... Limited has achieved a significant milestone in its ... Drug Discovery Research (NDDR) team has finished the ... ,As per the recently signed multi-year ... Ranbaxy will further profile this drug candidate through ...
... end to the problems caused by obesity. Like magicians pulling rabbits ... another caused by failure to control one’s weight. // ,The ... small tubes - airways - that carry air in and out ... higher risk of developing asthma, US researchers have concluded after reviewing ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Promoting Circumcision to Prevent HIV is Misguided and Will Backfire: ICGI 2Health News:Obesity can Cause Asthma too 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG ... (OFT) approval condition to the announced tender offer for all of ... As a result of the waiver, the transaction is no longer ... offer on January 24, 2014 following the currently scheduled expiration time, ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. , Jan. 15, 2014  In an ... C. difficile and TB in ambulances and other transport vehicles, an ... being used by rescue personnel for the first time. ... coming in contact with these deadly pathogens, West Palm ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 The Cadence Fitness ... Fitness Center by the Medical Fitness Association, a non-profit ... achieve their full potential. The Cadence Fitness & Health ... western suburbs and second in the Chicagoland area. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 2Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 3Superbugs No Longer Ride In Rescue Vehicles 2Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 2Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 3
... 2010 STAAR Surgical Company (Nasdaq: STAA ... invasive ophthalmic products, today reported results for the third ... grew 6% to $13.2 million reflecting core product (IOLs ... decrease in defocused product revenue as compared to the ...
... Nov. 2, 2010 Kensey Nash Corporation (Nasdaq: ... investor conferences in November.   Michael Celano, ... presentation, at the Oppenheimer 21st Annual Healthcare Conference at ... at 2:10 p.m. (ET).  To hear the live webcast ...
Cached Medicine Technology:STAAR Surgical Reports Continued Double Digit Core Revenue Growth 2STAAR Surgical Reports Continued Double Digit Core Revenue Growth 3STAAR Surgical Reports Continued Double Digit Core Revenue Growth 4STAAR Surgical Reports Continued Double Digit Core Revenue Growth 5STAAR Surgical Reports Continued Double Digit Core Revenue Growth 6STAAR Surgical Reports Continued Double Digit Core Revenue Growth 7STAAR Surgical Reports Continued Double Digit Core Revenue Growth 8STAAR Surgical Reports Continued Double Digit Core Revenue Growth 9STAAR Surgical Reports Continued Double Digit Core Revenue Growth 10STAAR Surgical Reports Continued Double Digit Core Revenue Growth 11STAAR Surgical Reports Continued Double Digit Core Revenue Growth 12STAAR Surgical Reports Continued Double Digit Core Revenue Growth 13STAAR Surgical Reports Continued Double Digit Core Revenue Growth 14STAAR Surgical Reports Continued Double Digit Core Revenue Growth 15STAAR Surgical Reports Continued Double Digit Core Revenue Growth 16STAAR Surgical Reports Continued Double Digit Core Revenue Growth 17
The Model 340DT is a new desk top pulse oximeter that was designed for continuous pulse oximetry and has visual and audible alarms to aid with patient monitoring....
The Model 305 is a hand-held, portable, lightweight oximeter designed for spot checking. It has a NiCad rechargeable battery....
... The Model 130 has expanded memory capabilities ... has memory to retain oxygen saturation and pulse ... modes to best suit your needs:, ,1. ... minutes of information for a single patient, making ...
... into comfortable holder, measuring switch is ... is performed., ,Large display of ... surroundings, back light automatically turns on ... compact contour and design provide steady, ...
Medicine Products: