The physician who decides to administer a thrombolytic therapy to a patient with acute stroke, has to consider both the results of randomized controlled trials, a complex matter itself, and problems related to consent, with its deontological and legal aspects, in the difficult contest of the emergency situations and acute stroke care. Although the analysis of studies on thrombolysis in medical literature has been ample and may be redundant, the latter aspect, i.e. that of how to cope with the problem of consent, has never been treated adequately. The problem of consent is particularly important and delicate in Italy and in most countries of the European Union, where thrombolytic therapy can be used only off label or within experimental studies.
|Titolo:||Trombolysis for acute ischemic stroke: the problem of consent|
SILANI, VINCENZO (Penultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/26 - Neurologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s100720100062|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|