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Academic OB/GYN Podcast Episode 15 – Green and Grey Journals January 2010

February 4, 2010 1 comment

In this episode I discuss several articles from the January Issue of the Green an Grey journals, and a few articles from the Lancet to boot!  We discuss the prospective outcomes in thrombophilia, Metformin and Glyburide in GDM, Miso vs Pit for PPH, interstitial pregnancy,  and SFlt-1 and PLGF for detection of pre-eclampsia.  Thanks for listening!

Academic OB/GYN Episode 15 – Green and Grey Journal January 2010

HIPAA, Medical Case Reports, and Unbalanced Benefit in News Reporting

February 4, 2010 19 comments

On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked the island country of Haiti, destroying much of the capital Port Au Prince and leading to the deaths of as many as 200,000 people.  Since this time, thousands of images of the resulting carnage have been published in both traditional media and on internet sites.

Recently there has been some discussion about the appropriateness of some of these images, particularly those that depict individual humans in despair or even in death.  Some have argued that such images should not be published without the express consent of the person depicted, or with the consent of the next-of-kin in cases of the dead.  Media, for the most part, has held that in cases of extreme human events the benefit of publicizing the truth outweighs whatever emotional harm might come to an individual through publication of their plight.  They argue that the many outweigh the few, in this case.

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