Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Hemophiliacs are accident prone!

In all the great medical research being funded by the NIH, I would love to truly determine if there is an inverse relationship between clotting time and clumsiness. We had a hemophiliac come in with hemearthrosis of the knee walk right into the wrong side of an automatic door and have to be readmitted for epistaxis. Anyway, when I look at all the major medical trials being conducted, the vast majority are outside of the US. The vast majority are privately funded trials but even those that are funded by the NIH are outside of the country. I spoke to one of our local medical research firms and asked them why. Their answer was they would be nuts to do it in the US and be exposed to all the liabilty. I think it is sad when even our governements attempts to advance medical care recognizes that it is better legally to get it out of the country. The good news is that we can call 1-BAD-Medicine toll free!


SeaSpray said...
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SeaSpray said...

Interesting concept about the clotting time.maybe it's just more readily apparent because they're the ones we really don't want to see injure themselves.

re: the rest of your post...I agree with you.

Also ...good luck with the mupirocin shower invention. :)

Hey Throckmorton...I think you have a great blog. You have interesting posts laced with a terrific sense of humor.

The only reason I found out about your blog was because I just happened to see your comment in Panda Bear's blog last summer. Of course I had to check out a Throckmorton blog and I am very glad I did. Your blog is one of my favorites. :)

I know by what you have written that you are one busy doctor and so perhaps you don't have the time or inclination...but...if you commented on other medical blogs...I have no doubt people would be drawn to your blog and would comment because I think you put up interesting/thought provoking/amusing posts AND I think the dialog back and forth would be interesting. I'm just sayin. :)

BTW-Panda Bear is closing his blog, but does plan on writing a book sometime.