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prospective

not yet done; in the future.

prospective history
maintaining a surveillance over a patient in order to accumulate a history of an illness after the initial attack.
prospective surveillance
an epidemiological strategy of maintaining a watch over a suspected population after an event.
prospective trial
in a field trial of a preventive or therapeutic regimen the trial can be conducted in a series of consequential or contingent steps with each step contingent on the results in the one preceding it.
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Photoselective vaporization of the prostate for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia: 12-month results from the first United States multicenter prospective trial.
A variety of CTC assays are available and under study, but at present only 1, CellSearch[R] (Veridex/Johnson & Johnson), has undergone full analytical validation for enumeration (6) and been shown in prospective trials to provide prognostic information at baseline and after treatment in patients with breast, colorectal, or prostate cancer (7-9).
2) Prospective trial registration arose out of the need to reduce the effects of publication bias and to encourage greater public disclosure, particularly in industry-led trials.
ATLANTA -- Intramuscular progesterone delayed the onset of luteal phase bleeding, compared with Crinone 8% progesterone vaginal gel in nonpregnant women undergoing in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer in a prospective trial involving 365 patients.
Material and Methods: Secondary data analysis from a prospective trial with 241 patients randomized to receive hypnosis, attention, and standard care treatment during interventional radiological procedures.
First, the mortality rates for all the surfactants are much lower than in any large prospective trials of any surfactants for treatment of RDS suggesting many newborns in this database would have not qualified for a prospective trial.
I think this is provocative enough that you should think seriously about doing a well-designed randomized prospective trial to address the question of whether this is going to be an important intervention," commented Dr.
Clayton MI, Osborne JE, Rutherford D, Rivron RR A double-blind, randomized, prospective trial of a topical antiseptic versus a topical antibiotic in the treatment of otorrhoea.
Dr Sue Astley of Manchester University, who also worked on the study, said: "This new prospective trial will involve 30,000 women in three major screening centres, most of whom will have single reading with CAD in addition to their routine double reading.
To best test the hypothesis that NSAIDs increase the risk for invasive GAS infection, a randomized, prospective trial should be done.
This multi-center, prospective trial will assess the safety and effectiveness of the Genous Bio-engineered R stent in conjunction with optimal statin therapy and will include angiographic follow up at six and 18 months.
The International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT), (8) a randomized prospective trial of over 2000 European patients with ruptured aneurysms, suggested better neurologic outcomes for patients treated with endovascular coiling compared with microsurgical clipping, but other studies have demonstrated that the durability of endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms may be considerably worse than microsurgical treatment and that rates of incomplete aneurysm obliteration or recurrence may be as high as 40 to 50%.

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