inclusion criteria


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inclusion criteria

The criteria in a clinical trial’s protocol that prospective subjects must meet to be eligible for participation in a study.

inclusion/exclusion criteria

Clinical research The medical or social reasons why a person may/may not qualify for participation in a clinical trial
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Two authors independently evaluated each study for inclusion criteria and methodologic quality.
Of 73 trials that reported on the equivalency between two interventions and met rigorous inclusion criteria, only 9 (12%) met the investigators' five criteria for a completely reported equivalency study, which included stating a research aim of equivalency, reporting less than a 20% difference between equal interventions, setting an equivalency boundary (defined as the largest difference between the two interventions that is acceptable as clinically unimportant), using an appropriate statistical test, and calculating a sample size for an equivalency trial (Gastroenterology 126[7]:1700-10, 2004).
Inclusion criteria included age between 18 and 65 years and the presence of recurrent tonsillitis (defined as at least seven infections in 1 year, at least five in 2 consecutive years, or at least three per year for 3 consecutive years), asymmetric tonsils, or tonsillar hypertrophy.
Seventy-five patients (44 male patients; 3-73 years of age) satisfied the inclusion criteria.
The inclusion criteria of the National Assessment of Educational Progress were used to identify students who would qualify for an accommodation like the DL booklet.
It will provide a coordinated information, assessment and support programme to the people of Lancashire who meet the inclusion criteria.
1 February 2012 - Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis (VTX:NOVN) said on Wednesday that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved a change in the label of the company's Gleevec (imatinib mesylate) tablets to recommend 36 months of treatment after surgery for adult patients with KIT (CD117)-positive gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) who met the risk of recurrence inclusion criteria of the pivotal trial.
Of the 82 women, who met the inclusion criteria, 47 women had undergone BRCA testing, with 14 having a mutation in BRCA genes.
From a total of 771 potential studies on migraine diagnosis, 4 studies of 1745 patients met inclusion criteria.
The way enoxaparin is used in randomized controlled trials doesn't reflect real-world clinical practice, in which many ACS patients have concomitant renal impairment, take a range of medications that affect hemostasis, and have body weights that fall outside of the narrow range allowed by trial inclusion criteria, said Dr.
This article describes instructional features associated with preservice teacher learning as reported in the 32 studies, discussing the review methodology and inclusion criteria guiding the best-evidence synthesis.
Therefore, the use of Removab for the intraperitoneal treatment of patients with malignant ascites due to EpCAM-positive ovarian carcinoma will be reimbursed, if the patients meet defined additional clinical inclusion criteria.