“Hyped” papers by disgraced Karolinska surgeon should be retracted, says ethics board

BMJ 2017; 359:j5060
Author: Nigel Hawkes
“Sweden’s top ethical review board has called for six papers published by the disgraced surgeon Paolo Macchiarini to be retracted. They include a key 2011 paper published in the Lancet in which Macchiarini and colleagues claimed success in transplanting an artificial trachea seeded with the patient’s own cells into a 36 year old man. The operation took place at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm.”
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