baseline characteristics

baseline characteristics

The demographic, clinical and other objective data collected for each participant at the beginning of a clinical trial before intervention. Randomised controlled trials aim to compare groups of participants that differ only with respect to the intervention (treatment); while proper random assignment prevents selection bias, it does not guarantee that the groups are equivalent at baseline—e.g., any differences in baseline characteristics are the result of chance rather than bias. The study groups should be compared at baseline for important demographic and clinical characteristics.
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Ashna Khanna, from the University of Toronto, and colleagues examined the correlation between baseline characteristics and cancer treatments and CVD rates among 7,289 five-year childhood cancer survivors and 36,205 matched cancer-free individuals.
As detailed below, the Company will be presenting two posters on its lead compound - apabetalone: (1) BET-inhibition with Apabetalone in Post-ACS Patients with Diabetes: Design and Baseline Characteristics of the BETonMACE trial; (2) Apabetalone (RVX-208) inhibits key drivers of vascular inflammation, calcification, and plaque vulnerability through a BET-dependent epigenetic mechanism.
Demographic and baseline characteristics were similar between the two treatment groups.
Scan findings for 213 patients were stratified according to patients' prior therapy and baseline characteristics. In total, 164/213 men had RP prior to enrollment.
Aim of our study was to determine the serum uric acid levels in adult psoriatic patients and also determine their baseline characteristics of age, gender and obesity.
Among patients with a medication possession ratio less than 50%, 13.4% were hospitalized for ischemic heart disease or ischemic stroke, compared with 11.5% of patients who had a medication possession ratio of 90% or above, even after adjustment for baseline characteristics.
Baseline characteristics and baseline pain scores were comparable.
Baseline characteristics were comparable in terms of age, menopause age, duration of menopause, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and height.
The sex differences in the trial may be attributed to differences in baseline characteristics, Dr.

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