clinical trial

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clinical trial

[¦klin·i·kəl ′trīl]
(medicine)
A research study used to find better ways to treat individuals with a specific disease, patients are evaluated after being administered a new treatment or drug.
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That's the clear message from an analysis of the 19 published, reasonable-quality randomized trials of cannabis use in patients with MS, Dr.
A prospective multicenter randomized trial of tensionfree vaginal tape and colposuspension for primary urodynamic stress incontinence: two-year follow-up.
12) A randomized trial with one major flaw may obtain the wrong answer.
In the randomized trial, only 50 percent of the patients chosen for surgery underwent the procedure within three months of enrollment, and 30 percent of those in the non-surgical group switched groups and had surgery.
A causal relationship between gatifloxacin and these ADEs is supported by animal data (8), manufacturer safety cohort studies (5), in vitro assays (9), a large randomized trial (10), and >20 published case reports.
A randomized trial of the impact of multiple micronutrient supplementation on mortality among HIV-infected individuals living in Bangkok.
The discrepant results between phase II and III trials emphasize the importance of randomized trials using contemporary controls.
from Indian River Radiology, Vero Beach, Florida, will make a podium presentation of a scientific paper titled "Prospective Randomized Trial Of CORTOSS Versus PMMA In The Treatment Of Vertebral Compression Fractures; Preliminary Results At A Single Institution" at the American Society of Spine Radiologists (ASSR) Meeting being held in Marco Island, Florida from February 22 through February 25, 2007.
This five-year study of 18,000 men and women nation-wide will also be the first large-scale randomized trial testing multivitamins in women.
A recently initiated phase III randomized trial of the effectiveness of sorafenib with or without doxorubicin in patients with advanced HCC is presently under way.
The authors suggest a framework in the context of a simple CRT and then extend it to a blocked design, or a multi-site cluster randomized trial (MSCRT).

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