• Tips

    Basic Tips for Translating Instructions and Labels

    Translation of drug instructions is a private form of medical interpretation that is in high demand. Each medicine must have a detailed description in other languages. Preparation of specifications for drugs requires a good linguistic and narrowly used medical knowledge from a specialist as well as a great responsibility. Not a single phrase can be unsaid or distorted. A good text should be concise, accurate, logical.  Such work results are available only for true professionals. These specialists have to study drug labels and drug inserts, they should be familiar with the standards adopted by healthcare institutions in different countries.   Tips for Quality Translation of Instructions and Labels To create…

  • Report Forms

    What Are Case Report Forms And Where They Are Used

    Nowadays, any cure before getting into the market passes through a long series of clinical trials. It is necessary to prove that a certain medicine is able to solve a specific health problem, and to do it more effectively, than its predecessors. The selection is tight – 98% of all studied drugs do not reach its target client. The last 2% of the successful researches before entering the market spend more than 12 years and 1.5 billion dollars. However, for many patients, a medical test is the only chance to get free treatment for a deadly disease. Therefore, we want as many people as possible to understand: perhaps, they have…

  • Difficulties

    How to Avoid Problems When Translating Patient Information Leaflets

    The safety of patients is a fundamental principle of care. An important point is the receiving of information in an accessible language for them. For this, it is important to carry out a high-quality translation of all documents that are used in the treatment process.  Any inaccuracy, typo or oversight can affect the life or health of a person or even many people.   The Necessity of the Proper Translation Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) are documents that contain information in an accessible form regarding the ongoing clinical trial of the drug, as well as the patients’ voluntary consent to participate in the clinical trial of the medicine after familiarizing themselves…

  • Answer

    Why It Is Important to Have Informed Consent Forms in Different Languages

    Since 1980, the Council of Europe has been engaged in the protection of rights in many spheres including biology and medicine achievements. During this period, a sufficient number of documents were adopted, but among the significant ones is the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights in the Field of Biomedicine.  Over the 20 years of its operation, this document has become one of the key documents of the COE and is vital not only in the EU region but also in the world.   What Is the Document About? The Oviedo Treaty is the first international legally binding document that enshrines the already established rule that no medical procedures…

  • Recommendations

    Clinical Protocols: the Area of Usage and Recommendations for Translation

    Doctors often rely on their own experience and some already existing practice. However, we live in an era when science, including medicine, is developing rapidly, and more effective treatment methods are developing in the world every year. Obviously, the use of any innovations requires a certain qualification and it can be quite difficult for an ordinary medical doctor to follow the technological progress. In this case, clinical protocols come in handy.   What Is the Clinical Protocol? Over the last few decades, the clinical protocols have firmly entered into the medical practice of the most developed countries. First of all, this applies to Europe and North America. The clinical protocol…