case control study

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case con·trol stud·y

an epidemiologic method that begins by identifying people with the disease or condition of interest (the cases) and compares their past history of exposure to identified or suspected risk factors with the past history of similar exposures among those who resemble the cases but do not have the disease or condition of interest (the controls).
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A case control study of congenital malformations and occupational exposure to low-level ionizing radiation.
Bausch & Lomb (NYSE:BOL) said that the MMWR report issued today by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on its case control study of Fusarium keratitis infections among contact lens wearers affirms the company's decision to recall its MoistureLoc solution and should give consumers and eye care professionals confidence in ReNu MultiPlus(R) and ReNu MultiPurpose lens care products.
A case control study conducted by the CDC found that approximately 80% of the people with this "E" pattern had eaten hot dogs manufactured by SARA LEE.
Another multi-center case control study concluded that using CALM could reduce the incidence of uterine rupture during attempted vaginal birth after a previous cesarean section (VBAC), a catastrophic complication, by 42% (p 0.
In addition, King's College of London used Applied Biosystems TaqMan(R) SNP Genotyping Assays in a large case control study to identify genetic variants associated with inflammatory bowel disease.