randomized clinical trial


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randomized clinical trial

Randomized controlled trial Research A clinical trial–eg, of a therapeutic agent's efficacy, in which Pts are randomly assigned to different–treatment, placebo, or 'gold standard'–arms of a study. See Equipoise, Nocebo, Placebo, Randomization.
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Six randomized clinical trials (RCT) in the ninety's and a meta-analysis in 2006 were in favor of an efficacy of spa therapy in CLBP.
Comprehensive discharge planning for the hospitalized elderly: A randomized clinical trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, 120(12), 999-1006.
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The authors suggested that 25 % trichloroacetic acid might be beneficial in promoting healing; a large randomized clinical trial is needed.
Additionally, satraplatin is the only platinum-based compound to have shown efficacy in a randomized clinical trial in prostate cancer.
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The present study evaluated embedded multimedia in a year-long randomized clinical trial comparing first graders who learned beginning reading using the Success for All program (Slavin & Madden, 2001) either with or without embedded, brief video components.
In discussing the results of a randomized clinical trial comparing IPS and enhanced vocational rehabilitation (EVR) (Drake, et al., 1999), the researchers claimed only that IPS was more successful than EVR in helping persons with severe mental illness to obtain competitive employment.
The observational data have less sensitivity to give you answers than a randomized clinical trial does."
A randomized clinical trial in the Women's Hospital of Jiangxi Province, Nanchang, and Jiujiang Women's and Children's Hospital in the People's Republic of China studied the effect of traditional Chinese moxibustion treatment of acupoint BL 67 to promote version of breech babies.
The result of a randomized clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of ginkgo biloba special extract EGb 761 (ginkgo) suggests that ginkgo is not effective as a treatment for older people with dementia or age-associated memory impairment.
An experimenter first read to each patient an informed-consent document concerning an upcoming randomized clinical trial. A researcher then administered a survey that Wirshing's team devised to gauge how well volunteers understood what they had heard.

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