Patientröster om xenotransplantation: "jag skulle göra allt, för jag vill inte dö!"

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Abstract

Transplantation of neural tissue is an effective therapeutical approach in Parkinson's disease, but the method is constrained by the lack of suitable donor material. Embryonic neural tissue from pigs, xenografts, is considered as an alternative source of donor tissue. The attitudes towards neural tissue grafting in general and xenografts in particular were investigated by interviewing a group of patients with Parkinson's disease. The analysis revealed an ambivalence regarding xenografts. A pragmatic view, with priority placed on survival over ethical and other reservations, became apparent.

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  • Skåne University Hospital
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  • Neurosciences
  • Medical Ethics

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  • English Abstract, Journal Article
Translated title of the contributionPatients' attitudes to xenotransplantation: "I'll do anything, I don't want to die!"
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)1940-3
Number of pages4
JournalLäkartidningen
Volume97
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Apr 19
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo