RISCHIO, ERGO SUM

Translated title of the contribution: Rischio, ergo sum

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Abstract

The primary prevention trial with aspirin conducted among american doctors is taken as an example of current therapeutic research in the Western world: interventions aim at obtaining benefits which are minor (a small reduction in total mortality) or futile (dying of stroke rather than of myocardial infarction). An almost contemporary trial of Vitamin A supplementation in malnourished children showed a 60% reduction in mortality at one year (37 and 80 deaths in the treated and non treated groups). Those who are involved in medical research in industrialized countries cannot but feel uneasy about the gap between the production of intellectual and technical efforts and their ultimate destination and impact.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)125-130
Number of pages6
JournalRicerca e Pratica
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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Therapeutic Human Experimentation
Western World
Mortality
Primary Prevention
Vitamin A
Developed Countries
Aspirin
Biomedical Research
Stroke
Myocardial Infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology

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RISCHIO, ERGO SUM. / Bertele, V.

In: Ricerca e Pratica, No. 46, 1992, p. 125-130.

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Bertele, V 1992, 'RISCHIO, ERGO SUM', Ricerca e Pratica, no. 46, pp. 125-130.
Bertele, V. / RISCHIO, ERGO SUM. In: Ricerca e Pratica. 1992 ; No. 46. pp. 125-130.
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