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Cryonic suspension is a relatively new technology that offers those who can afford it the chance to be ‘frozen’ for future revival when they reach the ends of their lives. This paper will examine the ethical status of this technology and whether its use can be justified. Among the arguments against using this technology are: it is ‘against nature’, and would change the very concept of death; no friends or family of the ‘freezee’ will be left alive when he is revived; the considerable expense involved for the freezee and the future society that will revive him; the environmental cost of maintaining suspension; those who wish to use cryonics might not live life to the full because they would economize in order to afford suspension; and cryonics could lead to premature euthanasia in order to maximize chances of success. Furthermore, scie...
Perinatal mortality rate is an important mark to evaluate women and perinatal health care. It is of utmost importance to know causes and the evolution of its two components aiming to improve health care in different fields – sanitary conditions, diagnosis and treatment of infectious disease, immunisations, diagnosing and caring for medical diseases induced by pregnancy or directly related to it, providing skilled birth attendance, preventing birth asphyxia, preventing preterm birth complications and infections. In high-income countries the epidemiology varies mainly with social and economic conditions; in low-income countries, paired with poverty, undernutrition, superstition, lack of medical care, deficient basic sanitary conditions are also found. Also, in rich countries, responsible for 1% of deaths, data are published and improveme...
The extensive literature in biomedical ethics on physician-assisted death has represented the debate to involve three parties with significant interests. First, there are arguments regarding the legitimacy of terminally patients seeking to exercise an expanded right of self-determination. Furthermore, questions have been posed regarding the compatibility of a patient request for physician-assisted death with the professional ethics of medicine and of pharmacy, and of the ethics of individual practitioners who may or may not collaborate with this request for a prescription to end the patient’s life. Third, discussion has address the role of the state, which requires assurance in public policy of both patient decision-making capacity and professional accountability to warrant rescinding paternalistic laws that prohibit or restrict patien...
Activation of the unfolded protein response follows induction of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, resulting in widespread inhibition of protein expression. FLIP protein is particularly sensitive to stresses that perturb protein translation; as such, a reduction in FLIP is likely an early outcome of ER stress. Due to the anti-apoptotic role of FLIP, it is anticipated that potential decreases in FLIP would bring about an increase in sensitivity to death receptor stimuli and anoikis, a form of anchorage-dependent cell death. It was hypothesized that induction of ER stress results in downregulation of FLIP expression, resulting in sensitization of resistant tumour cells to death receptor stimuli and anoikis. From this hypothesis, it was determined that induction of ER stress through treatment of cells with brefeldin sensitized tumour...
Committee in Charge: Dr. Daniel Wojcik, Folklore, Chair; Dr. Philip Scher, Anthropology; Dr. Doug Blandy, Arts and Administration
Previously overlooked factors in elders’ depressive symptomatology were examined, including death fear, sibling death, and sibling closeness. Participants were 150 elders (61 men, 89 women) aged 65 to 97 with at least one sibling. Measures were: proportion of deceased siblings, sibling closeness, the Death Fear subscale of the DAP-Revised, and the CES-D depression scale (20-item adult form). Age and education were exogenous variables in a structural equation model. Death fear, sibling closeness, and proportion of dead siblings were directly related to depression, with path coefficients of .42, -.24, and .13, respectively. Proportion of dead siblings had indirect effects on depression, as did age and education. Depressive symptomatology in old age is influenced by death fear related to sibling death as well as by poor relationship...
abstractOur objective was to study histological variations and abnormalities in unclassified sudden infant death (USID), including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), in The Netherlands. Two hundred Dutch USID cases between 1984 and 2005 were identified. The histology slides and autopsy reports of 187 cases were available for systematic review, including brain autopsy in 135 cases. An explanation for the cause of death in 19 patients (10.2+ACU-) was found. Twelve patients had bronchopneumonia, 3 showed extensive aspiration, 2 had signs of a metabolic disorder, 1 had sepsis, and 1 had meningitis. Frequent nonspecific findings were congestion (66+ACU-), edema (47+ACU-), small hemorrhages (18+ACU-), and lymphoid aggregates (51+ACU-) in the lungs; congestion of the liver (23+ACU-); and asphyctic bleeding in the kidney (44+ACU-), adrenal g...
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