controlled clinical trial


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controlled clinical trial

A study that compares one or more intervention groups to one or more control groups.
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However, it is also acknowledged that only a small portion of medical care has undergone formal evaluation through controlled clinical trials, such that the true clinical impact of many widely accepted therapies is unknown.
Insulin pills, still awaiting controlled clinical trials, remain a long way off, Ziv notes.
Young said he expects more monoclonal antibodies will be approved following controlled clinical trials.
Without controlled clinical trials, physicians treated MS with the "theory of the day" electricity in the 1860's, psychiatry in the 1930's, drugs to increase blood flow in the early 1950's.
Initial results with dichloracetate look promising, he says, but the larger controlled clinical trials that weren't done with sodium bicarbonate are needed for the new drug.

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