case control

case control

A form of research in which patients with a disease are compared with closely matched individuals who do not have the disease. It is used to uncover risk factors or exposures that may produce illness.
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Efficacy of medical therapy for meningioma has been studied widely and several retrospective and case control studies have shown contradicting results, some supporting the strong relation between increased production of reproductive hormones and tumour growth; and others not reporting any association.
The analytical case control study was conducted at the Paediatrics department, Pak Emirates Military Hospital, Rawalpindi, a tertiary care hospital.
Risk factors for oral cancer--A hospital based case control study in Mangalore city.
Mansournia, "Comment on "Prevalence and risk factors for diabetic lower limb amputation: a clinic-based case control study"," Journal of Diabetes Research, vol.
Comparison of lipid profiles in normal pregnancy and in preeclampsia: a case control study.
When Bautista affirm that "none of the cases in 13-18 year old women was treated with CC+CLA" there is a misinterpretation of the fourfold table in case control studies.
Use of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) in combination with the SSRI appears to amplify the risk (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, meta-analysis of cohort and case control studies).
Methods: In a case control study, 203 consecutive patients (146 males and 57 females) with their first AMI and age below 45 years were enrolled with informed consent.
The matched case control design is an approach commonly used to study the potential impact of new biomarkers and genetic factors.
Mahapatra in his oration highlighted the importance of case control studies in health research.
Mannetje, et al16 investigated the occupational risk factors of bladder cancer in women by pooling the data of eleven case control studies in 6 European countries which, were conducted from 1976 to 1996.