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Clinical Research: Myths and Realities

Clinical Research: Myths and Realities By Ana María Flórez There are countless myths that still exist today about clinical research for registration purposes, which unfortunately have a negative impact on the recruitment and enrollment of participants in the different trials. For this reason, we want to dispel these beliefs by providing the reader with tools that will allow him/her to better understand the context of clinical research for registration purposes …

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When is there cardiovascular risk in women?

When is there cardiovascular risk in women? By Dr. Juan Felipe Salazar All people are at cardiovascular risk, but in the case of women the risk is higher after menopause. Having had hypertensive disease during pregnancy and having taken contraceptives chronically, the risk is considerably increased compared to that of men. What is cardiovascular risk? This is the percentage risk that a person has of suffering a major cardiovascular event …

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Basic steps for the design of quality indicators

Basic steps for the design of quality indicators An indicator is: a measure used over time to identify, beyond point values, trends in the behavior of a variable, in order to intervene. By Juliana Soto Gómez Quality Management Leader – IPS mic Clinical Research Center One of the greatest challenges for health care organizations and clinical research centers during the shaping of their quality processes is the need to formulate …

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What is a clinical research ethics committee?

What is a clinical research ethics committee? By: Sebastián López Henao Member of the CREICEC Ethics Committee (Regional Committee of Ethics in Clinical Research of the Eje Cafetero). If Hobbes’ reflections are kept in mind and applied to the current biotechnological and scientific context, in the framework of which health professionals encounter patients who suffer and die, which leads to teamwork, meeting in groups of specialists, and even collectively publishing …

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What is informed assent and why is it important?

By Viviana Zuluaga Cardona Quality leader of the CREICEC ethics committee General Practitioner – Specialized in OSH and Health Auditing. In Colombia, informed consent is a legal and ethical requirement, very relevant during clinical research on minors. Consent is a similar figure but for adults. Key points: It has been concluded that children older than 12 years of age are apt to give adequate informed assent but with parental authorization.  …

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Safe use of medication in clinical research

How does the use of the drug work and how is it handled in the pharmaceutical service during clinical research? “The patient is accompanied after the administration of the medication, giving instructions on the proper use of the product, adherence to treatment, storage conditions and recommendations to maintain immediate communication with the pharmaceutical service”. By María Cecilia Cuesta Pharmaceutical Chemistry Three keys: Clinical trials are carried out to determine the …

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The categorization of researchers in Minciencias, a problem to solve.

Reflection from Bulletin number 7 of ACIC (Download) PDF The categorization of researchers in Minciencias, a problem to solve. By mic  For a long time, research centers in Colombia have worked hard and constantly to obtain and maintain a place in the clinical trials market, however, it has not been an easy task. From the most recent Bulletin of the Colombian Association of Clinical Research Centers ACIC, we highlight the …

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High blood pressure day meeting

My Academic Journal #2 World Hypertension Day Celebration Meeting organized by ACMI. Descarga pdf evento. Prof .  Dra. Dora Inés Molina de Salazar It gives me great pleasure to share with teachers such as Dr. Luis Alcocer, Dr. Luis Moya, Dr. Dagnobar Aristizábal, and Dr. Isabel Cristina Cárdenas and Dr. Tatiana Espinosa, experts on the subject of high blood pressure. I want to emphasize that the blood pressure goal in …

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CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTERS IN COLOMBIA, FEB 2022 REPORT

In Colombia there are a total of 76 ethics committees and 132 clinical research centers, including 5 hospitals that are among the best in Latin America according to América Economía magazine, such as Fundación Valle del Lili, La Cardio, Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe , among others. Article published in the Bulletin 06 – February 2022 of ACIC, the Colombian Association of Clinical Research Centers. Website: www.accicolombia.org Original Title: STATUS OF …

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Innovation from the Pandemic

CASE OF SUCCESS Innovación a partir de la Pandemia Por Dra Dora Inés Molina de Salazar conference transcript First Latin American Congress of Clinical Research I want to thank the organizing committee of the first Latin American Congress of Clinical Research and especially its president, Dr. Liliana Rodríguez. This is my CV, I declared for this specific conference that I have no conflict of interest. The purpose of this conference …

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