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How to Prepare a Scientific Surgical Paper - A practical approach

Fri, 02/11/2012 - 11:17 — Luc Michel
Luc A MICHEL. Acta Chirurgica 2012;112:323-339.
Like a cookbook, a "how to " article presents many recipes that the author has collected over the years. A few of the recipes may be original. Some may be variations of someone else's original. Many of the recipes presented in such an exercise are, however, "borrowed" intact from other sources. Anyway, I hope the reader will profit from this exercise knowing that he will not find all the answers.

Endoscopy and Surgery: A matter of Diagnostic Enlightenment & Therapeutic Liberty

Fri, 02/09/2011 - 11:26 — Luc Michel
published in Acta Chirurgica Belgica 2011; 111: 200-204
In this paper executives of the Royal Belgian Society of Surgery examine objectively the principles, requirements and philosophy about the enduring place of Endoscopy in General Surgery, at the time some people are trying via legalistic manoeuvre to rip the surgeons off by not allowing them to perform endoscopy any more.

The World Health Organisation Surgical Checklist. A surgeon's viewpoint

Fri, 03/09/2010 - 14:58 — Luc Michel
Luc Michel. Paper published in Acta Chirurgica belgica 2010; 110: 423-431
Ten clear recommendations are made about the importance of the use of surgical checklist

Travail d'équipe et/ou judiarisation de la pratique clinique en salle d'opération

Mon, 22/06/2009 - 11:48 — Luc Michel

L.Michel. Published in Ethica Clinica 2009; 52:14-20
Essay about the ethical, deontological and legal aspects of team work in the operating theatre, as a response to controversy arisen from previous publications about individual and collective responsibility (in French).