The Orthodose.com together with the Orthodose Mobile Application is designed to help doctors involved in palliative care always have a practical tool at their disposal for palliative care practice.
THIS WEBSITE IS INTENDED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE USE OF QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED MEDICAL PRACTIONERS.
THE MEDICAL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THIS WEBSITE, AND ON THE RELATED APP, IS PROVIDED AS AN INFORMATION RESOURCE ONLY. IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR PATIENT EDUCATION, DOES NOT CREATE ANY PATIENT-PHYSICIAN RELATIONSHIP AND MAY NOT BE USED AS A SUBSITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT.
USER ASSUMES ALL RISK IN USING THIS SITE AND THE RELATED APP AND BY USING THE APP AND/OR WEBSITE THE USER EXPRESSLY AGREES THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS STATEMENT AND FURTHERMORE, WILL ABIDE BY THE CONDITIONS STATED BELOW:
A. The Orthodose website and its Orthodose Calculator App is provided “AS IS,” and neither Orthodose.com, the related App, the app creator, nor any of its affiliates, licensors, or software developers make any express or implied representations or warranties to you regarding the usability, condition or operation thereof. Orthodose.com does not warrant that access to, or use of the Orthodose app, or website or that the Orthodose Calculator service will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that the Orthodose website, software or Orthodose Calculator will meet any particular criteria of performance or quality. IN ADDITION, ORTHODOSE.COM, ITS RELATED APP, THE APP CREATOR, AND EACH OF ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, COMPATIBILITY, SECURITY OR ACCURACY.
B. Your use of the Orthodose.com website and the Orthodose Calculator is at your own risk.
THE PRESCRIPTION OF OPIOIDS AND ITS FOLLOW-UP IS THE TASK AND THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ATTENDING PHYSICIAN. IT IS THE PHYSICIAN’S RESPONSIBILITY TO ADAPT THE DOSE TO MAKE IT SUITABLE TO EACH PATIENT. THE ORTHODOSE© CALCULATOR AND THE ORTHODOSE.COM WEBSITE IN NO WAY REPLACE THE CLINICAL EVALUATION BY THE PHYSICIAN. You assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from your downloading, uploading, and/or use of files or other material (including the Orthodose App software) obtained either directly or indirectly from Orthodose.com or its affiliates or any loss resulting from its use, even if advised of the possibility of such damages, whether arising under any theory of contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise. IN ADDITION, YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER THE CREATORS AND OPERATORS OF ORTHODOSE.COM, OR THE ORTHODOSE CALCULATOR APP, NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS OR SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS WILL BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT (INCLUDING CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, OR ADVERSE PATIENT REACTIONS), ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE ORTHODOSE WEBSITE OR THE ORTHODOSE CALCULATOR, UP TO AND INCLUDING THE DEATH OF ANY PATIENT IN YOUR CARE, AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY CLAIMS WITH RESPECT THERETO, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACTUAL, NEGLIEGENCE, TORT OR OTHER GROUNDS, EVEN IF ORTHODOSE OR ANY SUCH AFFILIATE, OR OTHER ORTHODOSE CALCULATOR PROVIDER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. YOU HEREBY RELEASE ORTHODOSE AND EACH OF ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND ORTHODOSE CALCULATOR PROVIDERS FROM ANY AND ALL OBLIGATIONS, LIABILITIES AND CLAIMS. Some jurisdictions do not allow implied warranties to be excluded or modified or liability to be limited, so not all of the above limitations may apply to you.You Expressly Agree That The Brussels Court Shall Be The Sole Recognized Jurisdiction Of Competence In The Event Of A Dispute Regarding This Website And/Or Our Mobile App. This Means That If There Is A Dispute Arising From Your Use Of Or Knowledge Of The Www.Orthodose.Com Or The Orthodose© Mobile App You Agree That Said Dispute Will Be Handled Exclusively By The Courts Of Brussel, Without Any Regard To Conflicts Of Law Between Brussels And Your Jurisdiction. If You Do Not Agree To This Provision Do Not Use Our Site Or Mobile App.
C. Neither Orthodose.com, nor any of its affiliates, licensors, or software developers shall be held responsible in any way or by any means, either directly or indirectly, for any communications, or other technical difficulties which could lead to the interruption of data delivery.
D. You will not rely on any representation or warranty, expressed or implied, made by any person other than an authorized officer of Orthodose.com, in evaluating the app or its Calculator operations or that goes against the disclaimers and conditions stated herein. Should you have any questions please direct them to our head office at: Cabinet Medical – Le Roseau SPRL, Avenue des Ombrages 1 – 1200, Brussels, Belgium.
E. All medical information on this site is done or supervised by its leading editorialist: Dr. Vincent Vandenhaute, palliative care specialist. (www.linkedin.com/in/vincent-vandenhaute). The theoretical data used in the development of the Orthodose Calculator on this website and its related Mobile App refers to the international scientific literature available through April 2014, and includes the following works of reference:
- Use of Opioid Analgesics in the Treatment of Cancer Pain: Evidence- based Recommendations from the EAPC Lancet Oncol 2014; 13: e58-e68
- Palliative Care Formulary (PCF5) 2014
- Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine. Fith edition. 2015
- Drugs in Palliative Care. Oxford University Press. First edition. 2012
Dr. Vincent Vandenhaute certifies that he has no conflicts of interest with the medical, pharmaceutical and para-pharmaceutical industries.
It is the responsibility of the User to keep up to date with any development or change in the use
of opioid painkillers. Orthodose cannot be held responsible for any direct or indirect damages which may result from the access to its website, its use, or the access via this site to other sites, or its related app.
This website and the Orthodose© App contains information and tools like ORTHODOSE©: Calculator for rescue doses.
- OPIOID SWITCHER: Convertor for the following opioids
- CORTICODOSE: Convertor for corticoids
- ORTHODOSE EBM: Calculator for rescue doses based on the Evidence Based Medicine
- BENZODIAZEPINE: Convertor for benzodiazepine drugs
Other drugs may be added in the future as they are determined to be useful in the care and treatment of our patients.
The Physician is responsible for ensuring that all conversion ratios are adapted to the individual patient.
This website and the related Orthodose© mobile app, is not in any way intended to be a substitute for the attending physician responsible for the analgaesic treatment prescription or any other medical drugs. The theoretical data used in the development of Orthodose© refers to the international scientific literature available through July 2016.
If you have questions about the basic use of opioids in palliative care or need further guidance please visit the website at: www.Orthodose.com
DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE OR OUR APP IF YOU ARE NOT AN EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED PRACTICTIONER IN THE PALLIATIVE FIELD OF MEDICINE.
Orthodose.com and the Orthodose© App is financed by the compassionate support of Cabinet Medical – Le Roseau. We don’t sell data in any form. We also gratefully accept additional support to help us to continue offering free medical tools to support palliative care.
Please understand that we never accept support that compels limitations to our freedom of speech. Our goal is to offer Evidence Based Medicine http://www.cebm.net.