Institutional review board-based recommendations for medical institutions pursuing protocol approval for facial transplantation.

@article{Siemionow2010InstitutionalRB,
  title={Institutional review board-based recommendations for medical institutions pursuing protocol approval for facial transplantation.},
  author={Maria Siemionow and Chad R. Gordon},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={126 4},
  pages={1232-9}
}
BACKGROUND Preliminary outcomes from the previous nine face transplants performed since 2005 have been encouraging and have therefore led to a rise in the number of medical centers interested in establishing face transplant programs worldwide. However, until now, very little literature has been published providing surgeons the necessary insight on how to (1) prepare a protocol for institutional review board approval and (2) establish a face transplant program. METHODS The authors' face… CONTINUE READING

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