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Guidance on the use of social media in reproductive medicine practice.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2021.01.048
Fertility and Sterility;

Feb 25th, 2021 - The term "social media" refers to computer-mediated technologies that enable individuals and communities to gather, communicate, network, and share information. These technologies represent useful tools for enabling individual providers and their clinics to broadcast content that educates, informs, advertises, and narrates content to a larger audience. There are multiple benefits to maintaining...

Informed Consent and Shared Decision Making in Obstetrics and Gynecology: ACOG Committe...
https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000004247
Obstetrics and Gynecology;

Jan 23rd, 2021 - Meeting the ethical obligations of informed consent requires that an obstetrician-gynecologist gives the patient adequate, accurate, and understandable information and requires that the patient has the ability to understand and reason through this information and is free to ask questions and to make an intentional and voluntary choice, which may include refusal of care or treatment. Shared deci...

Ten principles for data sharing and commercialization.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7936510
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association :... Cole CL, Sengupta S et. al.

Nov 14th, 2020 - Digital medical records have enabled us to employ clinical data in many new and innovative ways. However, these advances have brought with them a complex set of demands for healthcare institutions regarding data sharing with topics such as data ownership, the loss of privacy, and the protection of the intellectual property. The lack of clear guidance from government entities often creates confl...

Canadian Association of Radiologists White Paper on De-Identification of Medical Imagin...
https://doi.org/10.1177/0846537120967349
Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal = Journal L'... Parker W, Jaremko JL et. al.

Nov 4th, 2020 - The application of big data, radiomics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms in radiology requires access to large data sets containing personal health information. Because machine learning projects often require collaboration between different sites or data transfer to a third party, precautions are required to safeguard patient privacy. Safety measures are required to...

Canadian Association of Radiologists White Paper on De-identification of Medical Imagin...
https://doi.org/10.1177/0846537120967345
Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal = Journal L'... Parker W, Jaremko JL et. al.

Nov 4th, 2020 - The application of big data, radiomics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms in radiology requires access to large data sets containing personal health information. Because machine learning projects often require collaboration between different sites or data transfer to a third party, precautions are required to safeguard patient privacy. Safety measures are required to...

Professionally responsible advocacy for women and children first during the COVID-19 pa...
https://doi.org/10.1515/jpm-2020-0329
Journal of Perinatal Medicine; Chervenak FA, McCullough LB et. al.

Aug 10th, 2020 - The goal of perinatal medicine is to provide professionally responsible clinical management of the conditions and diagnoses of pregnant, fetal, and neonatal patients. The New York Declaration of the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine, "Women and children First - or Last?" was directed toward the ethical challenges of perinatal medicine in middle-income and low-income countries. The glo...

Conducting clinical trials in heart failure during (and after) the COVID-19 pandemic: a...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7314099
European Heart Journal; Anker SD, Butler J et. al.

Jun 5th, 2020 - The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has important implications for the safety of participants in clinical trials and the research staff caring for them and, consequently, for the trials themselves. Patients with heart failure may be at greater risk of infection with COVID-19 and the consequences might also...

Making Medical Treatment Decisions for Unrepresented Patients in the ICU. An Official A...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7233335
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine; Pope TM, Bennett J et. al.

May 16th, 2020 - Background and Rationale: ICU clinicians regularly care for patients who lack capacity, an applicable advance directive, and an available surrogate decision-maker. Although there is no consensus on terminology, we refer to these patients as "unrepresented." There is considerable controversy about how to make treatment decisions for these patients, and there is significant variability in both la...

Urgent Guidance for Navigating and Circumventing the QTc-Prolonging and Torsadogenic Po...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7141471
Mayo Clinic Proceedings; Giudicessi JR, Noseworthy PA et. al.

May 4th, 2020 - As the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) global pandemic rages across the globe, the race to prevent and treat this deadly disease has led to the "off-label" repurposing of drugs such as hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir, which have the potential for unwanted QT-interval prolongation and a risk of drug-induced sudden cardiac death. With the possibility that a considerable proportion of...

EBCOG position statement: ethics of stem cell research.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejogrb.2020.01.017
European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproduct... Veiga A, Aran B et. al.

Feb 3rd, 2020 - Over the past 10 years' significant research developments have taken place on human pluripotent stem cells and human embryonic stem cells to exploit the future potential in gene therapy and other focused treatments. There remains concerns around ethics of research and the fate of the human embryo used in such studies. European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology urge upon all scient...

Sexual Misconduct: ACOG Committee Opinion Summary, Number 796.
https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000003609
Obstetrics and Gynecology;

Dec 20th, 2019 - The practice of obstetrics and gynecology includes interaction in times of intense emotion and vulnerability for patients and involves sensitive physical examinations and medically necessary disclosure of private information about symptoms and experiences. The patient-physician relationship is damaged when there is either confusion regarding professional roles and behavior or clear lack of inte...

Elective Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery: ACOG Committee Opinion Summary, Number 795.
https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000003617
Obstetrics and Gynecology;

Dec 20th, 2019 - "Female genital cosmetic surgery" is a broad term that comprises numerous procedures, including labiaplasty, clitoral hood reduction, hymenoplasty, labia majora augmentation, vaginoplasty, and G-spot amplification. Both patient interest in and performance of cosmetic genital procedures have increased during the past decade. Lack of published studies and standardized nomenclature related to fema...

Elective Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery: ACOG Committee Opinion, Number 795.
https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000003616
Obstetrics and Gynecology;

Dec 20th, 2019 - "Female genital cosmetic surgery" is a broad term that comprises numerous procedures, including labiaplasty, clitoral hood reduction, hymenoplasty, labia majora augmentation, vaginoplasty, and G-spot amplification. Both patient interest in and performance of cosmetic genital procedures have increased during the past decade. Lack of published studies and standardized nomenclature related to fema...

Sexual Misconduct: ACOG Committee Opinion, Number 796.
https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000003608
Obstetrics and Gynecology;

Dec 20th, 2019 - The practice of obstetrics and gynecology includes interaction in times of intense emotion and vulnerability for patients and involves sensitive physical examinations and medically necessary disclosure of private information about symptoms and experiences. The patient-physician relationship is damaged when there is either confusion regarding professional roles and behavior or clear lack of inte...

Palliative care for people living with heart failure: European Association for Palliati...
https://doi.org/10.1093/cvr/cvz200
Cardiovascular Research; Sobanski PZ, Alt-Epping B et. al.

Aug 7th, 2019 - Contrary to common perception, modern palliative care (PC) is applicable to all people with an incurable disease, not only cancer. PC is appropriate at every stage of disease progression, when PC needs emerge. These needs can be of physical, emotional, social, or spiritual nature. This document encourages the use of validated assessment tools to recognize such needs and ascertain efficacy of ma...

2018 European guideline on the organization of a consultation for sexually transmitted ...
https://doi.org/10.1111/jdv.15577
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venere... Gamoudi D, Flew S et. al.

Apr 11th, 2019 - 2018 European guideline on the organization of a consultation for sexually transmitted infections.|2019|Gamoudi D,Flew S,Cusini M,Benardon S,Poder A,|standards,methods,standards,ethics,organization & administration,standards,diagnosis,therapy,transmission,

Substance use disorders in pregnancy: clinical, ethical, and research imperatives of th...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2019.03.022
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Ecker J, Abuhamad A et. al.

Apr 1st, 2019 - Substance use disorders in pregnancy: clinical, ethical, and research imperatives of the opioid epidemic: a report of a joint workshop of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and American Society of Addiction Medicine.|2019|Ecker J,Abuhamad A,Hill W,Bailit J,Bateman BT,|methods,organization & administration,therapy,methods,diagnosis,thera...

ACOG Committee Opinion No. 763 Summary: Ethical Considerations for the Care of Patients...
https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000003016
Obstetrics and Gynecology;

Dec 24th, 2018 - Obesity is a medical condition that may be associated with bias among health care professionals, and this bias may result in disrespectful or inadequate care of patients with obesity. Obstetrician-gynecologists regularly care for patients with obesity and play an integral role in advocating for best practices in health care and optimizing health outcomes for patients with obesity. Obstetrician-...

ACOG Committee Opinion No. 763: Ethical Considerations for the Care of Patients With Ob...
https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000003015
Obstetrics and Gynecology;

Dec 24th, 2018 - Obesity is a medical condition that may be associated with bias among health care professionals, and this bias may result in disrespectful or inadequate care of patients with obesity. Obstetrician-gynecologists regularly care for patients with obesity and play an integral role in advocating for best practices in health care and optimizing health outcomes for patients with obesity. Obstetrician-...

The ethics of global psychiatric genomics: Multilayered challenges to integrating genom...
https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.b.32697
American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychi... Kong C, Singh I

Dec 14th, 2018 - Psychiatric genomics has the potential to radically improve the prevention and early intervention of serious mental and neurodevelopmental disorders worldwide. However, little work has been done on the ethics of psychiatric genomics-an oversight that could result in poor local uptake, reduced practical/clinical application, and ethical violations in this rapidly developing area of scientific re...