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Doctor fabricated research while depressed

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 28 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:996
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A consultant gynaecologist who fabricated research has been reprimanded by the General Medical Council, after a psychiatrist's report indicated that depression had affected his judgment.

    Dr Loukas Klentzeris was director of the Cardiff Assisted Reproduction Unit in June 2002 when he submitted an abstract entitled “Correlation between peri-follicular blood flow, as determined by power Doppler and endometrial differentiation in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle” to the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.

    Dr Klentzeris was to present the paper at the organisation's conference in Vienna, but he cancelled the presentation and withdrew …

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