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Re: Why can't I find scientific literature on mucoid plaque?
holisticnurse Views: 11,437
Published: 19 years ago
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Re: Why can't I find scientific literature on mucoid plaque?

Why would they jump?

Researchers would risk loss of grant revenue, much of which comes from drug companies. Due to changes within the healthcare system, most research, even at the major medical institutions is funded by outside sources. Academic medicine is becoming a dinosaur.

You may want to consider what the other members of the healthcare industry will lose if this type of issue is accepted.

Do you remember how long it took the GI medical community to allow the idea of infectious disease origin of ulcers?
Veterinarians had been treating ulcers in pigs[pigs are considered to have a humanlike physiology which is why in a basic human anatomy course a student is likely to have to dissect a pig] with Antibiotics since the 30s. A major western GI doc with absolute tons of research data won prizes for his research in Europe, while here in the US they kept calling him a quack and refused to let him come to conferences,etc. Journals would not touch his data for at least 15 years. Those journal editors were hesitant, possibly because they would risk losing their ad revenues from the pharmaceutical companies, to publish the data.

One aspect about western style research to consider in terms of evaluating its validity and reliability is the fluidity of numbers. I am no numbers genius, but even a basic stats class indicated to me how easily the interpretation of numbers can be manipulated.

Also, did you know that many of the western style medical research is done by folks without much training in research methodology, even at major medical institutions. Those research fellowships do not require research courses or even statistics courses? :?

Western medical research and data publication have their place in health care delivery, but their results are not the entire picture by any means.

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