• surgery
  • Ruben Betancourt of Elizabeth, New Jersey was a 73-year-old retired machinist who suffered from anoxic encephalopathy, a form of brain damage, following successful thoracic surgery for a thymus gland tumor at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in 2008. (wikipedia.org)
  • elderly
  • As a result, simple but imprecise rules of thumb like "percent mortality = age + percent burn" to judge the futility of burn cases involving elderly patients, have now given way to sophisticated algorithms based on multiple linear regression and other advanced statistical techniques. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients who are elderly, are living in nursing homes, have multiple medical problems, or who have advanced cancer are much less likely to survive. (wikipedia.org)
  • clinical
  • Clinical scenarios vary in degrees and manners of futility. (wikipedia.org)
  • In particular, the McNamara fallacy is invoked to describe the futility of using progression-free survival (PFS) as a primary endpoint in clinical trials for agents treating metastatic solid tumors simply because PFS is an endpoint which is merely measurable, while failing to capture outcomes which are more meaningful such as overall quality of life or overall survival. (wikipedia.org)
  • treatment
  • He completed his Doctorate of Philosophy at Oxford University in 1993 in Competency to Consent to Medical Treatment in England and Australia as a student of Magdalen College. (wikipedia.org)
  • Case
  • Many critics of that case insist that the medical expenses used to keep the anencephalic child on life support for over two years could have been better spent on awareness and prevention efforts for her condition. (wikipedia.org)
  • center
  • Andrew Bedner is an American man at the center of a bioethical controversy regarding the rights of parents to make medical decisions for children they have allegedly abused. (wikipedia.org)
  • field
  • As the field of medical imaging developed and expanded to include numerous imaging modalities, imaging biomarkers have grown as well, in both quantity and complexity as finally in chemical imaging. (wikipedia.org)