This is a survey on the attitudes and beliefs of British Orthopaedic trainee surgeons towards placebo in the context of surgical research as well as clinical practice. Results showed that most trainees believe that the placebo effect is real but its mechanisms of actions and its pervasive nature remain underappreciated.
Authors: Luiz Gonzaga de Moura Júnior, Paulo Roberto Leitão de Vasconcelos, Francisco Vagnaldo Fechine, Mayra Sabiá de Moura, Régis Luiz Sabiá de Moura, Hermano Alexandre Lima Rocha and Manoel Odorico de Moraes Filho
Dr. René Fahrner graduated in medicine at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany and completed his doctoral thesis in the field of liver transplantation. His research interests are basic and clinical research in general and visceral surgery with the main focus on liver surgery including liver injury and regeneration as well as immunological aspects.