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discontinuation

The act of concluding participation, before completing all protocol-required elements, in a trial by an enrolled subject. Subject discontinuation does not necessarily imply exclusion of the subject’s data from analysis.

Categories of discontinuation
• Dropout—Discontinuation of a trial by a subject or the discontinued subject him- or herself.
• Investigator initiated discontinuation (e.g., for cause).
• Loss to follow-up—Cessation of participation without notice or action by the subject.
• Sponsor initiated.
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Following its review, NAD found that existing research on rose hip powder was sufficiently reliable to support general claims that i-flex provides "a joint health benefit." However, NAD recommended the advertiser discontinue claims that "i-flex from Patented Danish Rosehips Gives Rapid Joint Relief and Comfort to 4 out of Every 5 People" and "The longer term effect is also impressive."
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The fund has decided to discontinue its monthly cash distributions, with the final cash distribution paid on March 16, 2009 to unit holders of record as of February 27, 2009.
Nokia also intends to discontinue other non-production activities at the Bochum site, the company added.
(7) Research shows that as many as 41% of dental professionals recommend patients discontinue their whitening procedures to alleviate related sensitivity.
Gehl Company, West Bend, WI, announces plans to discontinue the manufacturing and distribution of its agricultural implement product lines.
This study extends previous research on university attrition and course completion by its focus on the reasons for attrition and tracking the subsequent enrolment and other outcomes of students who discontinue their university studies.
But with China's recent pledges to discontinue artificially pegging is Yuan to the dollar, that massive demand could begin to decline.
* A Texas school district should discontinue its practice of including prayers during orientation sessions for new teachers, according to Americans United.
In univariate analyses, a number of factors pertaining to women's background characteristics, self-perceived health stares, hormone therapy use, and information on and knowledge about research findings on hormone therapy were related to whether they had attempted to discontinue use.
He said that during the Iraq war, he was advised to discontinue surgeries for a period of time.