Innovations and Innovative Approaches or Pseudo-Innovations in the Context of General Globalization? It's Time to Wake Up!

Authors

  • Georgi Tchernev Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatologic Surgery, Medical Institute of Ministry of Interior (MVR-Sofia), General Skobelev 79, 1606 Sofia; Onkoderma - Policlinic for Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatologic Surgery, General Skobelev 26, 1606, Sofia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2018.057

Keywords:

innovations, global progress, pseudo innovations, critical opinion, neglected carcinomas, medical mistakes

Abstract

Globalisation, scientific and technical progress are the basis of numerous innovative therapies for oncologic and non-oncologic diseases. It is another matter how much and by whom they are desired, and whether they have to be applied. When and how often? Innovative approaches should go towards simplification, universal distribution and application while at the same time analysis between the potential initial investment and the achieved final result should be made. An illustrative example for this is the targeted therapy for melanoma with its low baseline criteria or basic rules for its surgical treatment. Another example could be the confocal microscopy in the context of dysplastic nevus syndrome. Therapies for various autoimmune diseases should also be considered critically. In the current OAMJMS issue, as well as in some of our other ideas and statements reported also in OAMJMS, we are trying to answer at least to a part of these dilemmas, to provoke a critical point of view and to ask some simple questions: “Should any innovation be considered as a face value? Which is potentially beneficial for our patients? How could we regulate the processes to minimise the need for expensive medications for certain diseases? And, of course, we are also turning to our own mistakes by visualising the results of them!

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References

Tchernev G, Chokoeva AA. New Safety Margins for Melanoma Surgery: Nice Possibility for Drinking of "Just That Cup of Coffee"? Open Access Maced J Med Sci. 2017; 5(3):352-358. https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2017.068 PMid: 28698757 PMCid: PMC5503737

Tchernev G. Novel Surgical Approach in Cutaneous melanoma patients: "Daring Ideas Are Like Chessmen Moved Forward. They may Be Beaten, But They May start a Winning Game?" Open Access Maced J Med Sci. 2017; 5(6):810-812. https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2017.199 PMid:29104697 PMCid:PMC5661726

Tchernev G. One Step Surgery for Cutaneous Melanoma: "We Cannot Solve Our Problems with the Same Thinking We Used When We Created Them?" Open Access Maced J Med Sci. 2017; 5(6):774-776. https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2017.168 PMid: 29104688 PMCid: PMC5661717

Published

2017-12-24

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Tchernev G. Innovations and Innovative Approaches or Pseudo-Innovations in the Context of General Globalization? It’s Time to Wake Up!. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2017 Dec. 24 [cited 2021 May 15];6(1):1-5. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2018.057

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