Responsible surgical innovation and research in maternal-fetal surgery.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The field of maternal-fetal intervention is rapidly evolving with new technologies and innovations. This raises complex ethical and medico-legal challenges related to what constitutes innovative treatment versus human experimentation, with or without the umbrella of "medical research." There exists a gray zone between these black and white classifications, but there are also clear guidelines that should be responsibly negotiated when making the essential transition between an innovative treatment and a validated therapy. This review attempts to define some of the current and future ethical challenges in maternal-fetal research, and to offer constructive insight into how they might be addressed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Antiel, RM; Flake, AW

Published Date

  • December 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 423 - 427

PubMed ID

  • 28551276

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-0946

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.siny.2017.05.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands