Clinical Research: Case Studies of Successes and Failures by John G. Brock-Utne

By John G. Brock-Utne

This e-book presents insights into how you can be a efficient scientific researcher through real-life case examples of profitable scientific learn -- and in addition medical study long gone awry. via those examples of good fortune and failure, the booklet develops a blueprint for development a occupation in scientific learn.

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He looked at the monitors and informed them that the patient’s BP was 60/20 mmHg. In their attempt to place the probe, they had forgotten to keep an eye on the patient’s vital signs. In this case the BP was quickly restored and the patient did very well. Someone must be solely responsible for the care of a research subject who is being sedated or given a general anesthetic. The other researcher can then peacefully and with confidence gather clinical information from the sedated/anesthetized subject.

Answer/Solution My advice is: Don’t do it. Discussion Don’t take out the patent yourself, unless you are very wealthy. Why? You will lose. It has not only happened to me but to many of my friends. An example of what can happen, after you have a patent, is the following story: A colleague of mine had paid, with his own money, to get a medical device produced and was selling it with some success. He was approached by a big medical distribution company who wanted to be the sole seller of the device.

A further problem was the fact that we were not given access to the pathology department when we came with our samples. An administrative assistant, and not the person that was doing the testing, took the samples from us at the heavily guarded door. Lesson When you hand over samples to be analyzed, make sure that you hand them to the person that is doing the work. Make sure that he or she understands what is required. If you can’t get in to the laboratory, like in this case, it is imperative to make sure that you somehow contact the person doing the testing.

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