Clermont Ferrand – Today we are pleased to share the latest scientific contribution to the “Frontiers in Medicine” review (Impact Factor 5.091), done in collaboration with Universite Clermont Auvergne and the Centre Hospitaliere Universitaire (CHU) at Clermont Ferrand (France).
The review article is entitled “Risk-taking behaviors of adult bedridden patients in neurosurgery: what could-should we do?” and includes the ethical and methodological perspectives when considering risk-taking behaviors of adult bedridden patients. Today it is an open issue, but let’s try to imagine newer perspectives fro the futures. What new technologies can do?
Link to pre-print version: https://frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmed.2021.676538
Below the abstract and author references:
Risk-taking behaviors of adult bedridden patients in neurosurgery are frequent, however little analyzed. We aimed to estimate from the literature and our clinical experience the incidence of the different clinical pictures. Risk-taking behaviors seem to be more frequent than reported. They are often minor, but they can lead to death, regardless of the prescription of physical or chemical constraints. We also aimed to contextualize the risks, and to describe the means reducing the consequences for the patients. Two main conditions were identified, the loss of awareness of risk-taking behaviors by the patient, and uncontrolled body motions. Besides current experience feedback analyses and new technological solutions, non exclusive, could limit the complications, while improving the prevention with wearable systems, neighborhood sensors or room monitoring and service robots. Further research is mandatory to develop efficient and reliable systems avoiding complications and saving lives. Ethical and legal issues must also be accounted, notably concerning the privacy of patients and caregivers.Jean-Jacques Lemaire, Rémi Chaix, Anna Sontheimer, Jérôme Coste, Marie-Anne Cousseau, Charlène Dubois, Mélanie San Juan, Christelle Massa, Sandrine Raynaud, Alexandra Usclade, Bénédicte Pontier, Youssef El Ouadih, Kamel Abdelouahab, Luca Maggiani, François Berry, Frontiers in Medicine (IF 5.091), Pub Date : 2021-06-08 , DOI: 10.3389/fmed.2021.676538