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Exposure To Industrial Printing Chemical Raises Risk Of Bile Duct Cancer

Exposure To Industrial Printing Chemical Raises Risk Of Bile Duct Cancer | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it
1,2-dichloropropane, a chemical used in the printing industry, turns carcinogenic when it is metabolized by the liver and then excreted into bile.

This finding has been confirmed in research which has now been published in the Journal Nature-


This important research was undertaken following confirmation of there being an increased incidence of cholangiocarcinoma, particularly  in individuals who had worked in the printing industry in Japan. Hence the attention of the researchers was directed towards elucidating the possible underlying mechanism as well as establishing which chemicals were most likely involved.
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This important research now establishes that there is a link between chemicals that have been used in some industrial processes and the risk of development of this particular rare form of bile duct/liver cancer.
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Evidence-based medicine and values-based medicine: partners in clinical education as well as in clinical practice

Evidence-based medicine and values-based medicine: partners in clinical education as well as in clinical practice | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

The best clinical decisions are based on both evidence and values in what is known as the 'two-feet principle.

 

This accompanying article outline how important it is to educate medical students (and health care workers) on values in addition to evidence based medicine, as sound decisions are based on information and knowledge sourced via both avenues 

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Essential reading for healthcare workers interested in education, information streaming and knowledge management

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