Why is it that hollow knight vessels are not allowed to return home?
Posted October 13, 2018 12:37:58The Hollow Knight vessel (hollow vessel) program was started in 2008 as a way to help the medical community understand the nature of the condition of Hollow Knight patients, as well as the effects of their vessels on the patients themselves.
Hollow Knight vessels have been used to treat patients who have suffered from a range of other disorders, including stroke, heart failure, spinal cord injuries, cancer, and multiple sclerosis.
However, the program has not been fully implemented due to concerns over safety, patient privacy, and ethical issues.
A spokesperson for the Australian Medical Association told The Reg that it is a “troubling time” for the program and a lack of transparency around its use.
“We’re not sure why the program hasn’t been fully rolled out to patients as they need it,” the spokesperson said.
“As such, we have a number of questions and concerns, including the lack of an effective and transparent process to ensure patients are aware of the program’s potential side effects, as this program is still in its infancy.”
While the Hollow Knight program has been widely acknowledged as a significant step forward for the medical field, the vessel program has come under intense criticism in recent years, with a number the medical establishment, particularly in the US, have criticised as being unnecessarily invasive.
In September 2018, The Reg published a series of articles outlining the experiences of patients and their families, highlighting the risks of Hollow Knights and its potential risks for the health of patients.
The Reg has contacted both the Australian and US Medical Associations for comment.
In an email to The Reg, a spokesperson for Australia’s Medical Council told the publication that it “does not comment on internal discussions”.
In a statement on the Hollow Knights program, the Medical Council said: “This program is a valuable contribution to the medical profession.
Its use to treat individuals with cardiac or neurological conditions is appropriate and safe.
There is no scientific evidence to support the use of this vessel as a treatment for stroke, and as such, it is not permitted to be used as part of this program.”
While some of the medical associations support the Hollow King program, there are others that do not, and the Royal College of Physicians, for example, has expressed concern about the potential for a lack the information required by the program to assess patients.
“The Royal College has not received information on the clinical efficacy of the vessel and there is no guidance from the Australian Institute of Medical Research on the vessel’s efficacy,” the statement read.
“It is also not known how well the vessel is being used and whether there is a need for further research into the use or risks of the hollow vessel.”
While this is a significant problem, it does not mean that Hollow Knight isn’t effective.
The Royal Society of British Surgeons said that “medical knowledge is still incomplete” about the vessels and that there are “significant unanswered questions about their efficacy”.
“A review of the literature and clinical experience has indicated that the vessels do not appear to be effective as a short-term treatment for patients with stroke, which could be clinically important, but also raises concerns about the safety of this therapy,” it added.
The Hollow King Program in the United StatesA spokesperson from the American Stroke Association told the Reg that “Hollow Knight vessels are safe and effective as an adjunct to a traditional cardiac therapy”.
“They are effective in treating patients who are having a stroke or are experiencing significant neurological impairments.
They have proven to be extremely effective in the management of patients with acute stroke,” the representative said.
The spokesperson also confirmed that the Hollow Kings vessel is not currently being used in a clinical trial.
“There is no evidence that these vessels are effective at treating patients with a stroke,” he added.
“In the United State, the American Society of Cardiology does not endorse the use, management, or promotion of the Hollow-Knight Vessel.”
However, an American Medical Association spokesperson said that the association is working with the US Medical Council to “better inform and educate physicians about the use and potential benefits of the Vessel program”.
“We continue to be impressed with the innovative medical research efforts being undertaken by our colleagues in the medical and nursing communities to address the many health conditions associated with stroke and other neurological disorders, and have encouraged all of our members to continue to pursue these research and treatment strategies,” the official said.
In a recent AMA survey, the medical body said that there were still unanswered questions surrounding the use (and potential risks) of the vessels, and that they do not have “sufficient data on the effectiveness of the vehicles in the treatment of patients who do not respond to standard therapy”.
The AMA added that “the Vessel program has proven to have a substantial benefit for the treatment and care of patients in stroke and multiple-sclerosis and has shown to be safe and efficacious”.
“The Vessel program should be fully implemented to