study design

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study design

A plan that delineates the precise procedures to be followed in a clinical trial, including planned and actual timing of events, choice of control group, method of allocating treatments and blinding methods. The study design assigns a subject/patient to one or more epochs during the trial.

Examples
Crossover, dose-escalation, parallel.
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We agree that prospective studies are limited by the fact that individuals willing to participate may not be representative of the general population (as in prospective epidemiologic studies of other heath outcomes).
The data will come, but we need more prospective studies where we follow the athletes through training.
ECRIS is unique in that it will facilitate the initiation of prospective studies in IORT.
New prospective studies are needed that incorporate newer particulate matter concentration measurements and technologies to study more diverse study populations.
In a CDC study of 802 workers nationwide who had been exposed to AIDS blood or body fluids, only one person with no other risk factors was infected with the virus; of 527 health care workers in two prospective studies, only 1 of 95 workers who had accidentally stuck themselves with a needle, showed evidence of exposure.
However, studying pregnancy outcomes has at least one advantage compared with other epidemiologic inquiries: prospective studies are relatively more feasible because of the short time frame of human gestation.
The statements in this news release related to the results of prospective studies, the use of the Company's technology, its expectations regarding doctors' adoption of the technology, and its expectations regarding the extension of it technology to applications beyond the liver are forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements.
Goal 5--Define the environmental and genetic components of many human diseases by establishing long-term, prospective studies, including:
Now that we are detecting lesion-structure differences in different patient subsets, we will want to move on to prospective studies, such as a natural history study.
RBM's MAPs are used today for retrospective studies of banked samples, prospective studies on ongoing clinical trials, post-drug approval surveillance monitoring, timed studies of a single mouse, correlation of a subject's genotype to phenotype, basic research on tissue culture supernatants, studies comparing gene expression to MAPs, animal model phenotyping and qualifying clinical trial participants.
Bivalirudin Reduces Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Complications of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Pooled Data From 10 Prospective Studies in 6,134 Patients (Frederick Feit)
Since 1998, three prospective studies conducted using the ImageChecker have been published or presented at scientific meetings.

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