randomised controlled trial

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randomised controlled trial

A trial in which participants are assigned by chance to receive either an experimental or control treatment. When randomisation is done properly, the effect of a treatment(s) can be studied in groups of people who are:
(1) the same at the outset, and
(2) treated the same way, except for the intervention(s) being studied. Any differences seen in the groups at the end can be attributed to the difference in treatment alone, and not to bias or chance.
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This was a randomised clinical trial that confirmed the safety of BAROSTIM NEO and its effectiveness in improving symptoms in patients suffering from chronic heart failure.
Concurrently, the SPACE randomised clinical trial published in JAMA 2018 compared using opioids and non-opioids to treat overall chronic musculoskeletal pain.
The research, which is published in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, involved a randomised clinical trial with 16 patients.
"The objective of the randomised clinical trial is to identify, among the four molecules under study, which one is the most efficient one to ensure the best treatment possible for Ebola patients in the future," said Doctor Soumah Aboubacar, Randomised Controlled Trial Study Coordinator
"These are observational results, but they are also supported by randomised clinical trial evidence from the Women's Health Initiative Dietary Modification trial where, in a randomised clinical trial setting, adopting a low-fat dietary pattern that was associated with a similar magnitude of weight loss resulted in a significant improvement in breast cancer overall survival.
These are the findings of an open-label, two-group, randomised clinical trial involving six healthcare facilities in northern Lesotho.
The 20-year project examined data from 2,560 men taking part in a randomised clinical trial to test the effects of statins versus a placebo (dummy) drug.
The treatment, which uses noninvasive ultrasound, is the subject of a randomised clinical trial known as WAVE IV.
The treatment, which uses non-invasive ultrasound, is the subject of a randomised clinical trial known as WAVE IV.
As part of a randomised clinical trial, 98 young, HIV-negative, uncircumcised men in Kisumu, Kenya, provided penile exfoliated cells from three anatomical sites.
Improving women's experience during speculum examinations at routine gynaecological visits: randomised clinical trial. BMJ 2006;333:171-73.