Two urologists conducted research without consent or ethics approval

BMJ 2016; 355: i6677
Author: Clare Dyer
“Two senior consultant urologists at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London conducted research without obtaining patients’ permission or ethics committee approval, a medical practitioners tribunal has found. Niels Buchholz and Junaid Masood should each have known that their work on percutaneous nephrolithotomy comparing outcomes in randomised patients constituted clinical research that required full consent, the tribunal concluded.”
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