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2012-01-17 10:59:47

Worldwide uniform standards are lacking / Clinical study reports of older studies should be made publicly accessible Different formats are available for reporting the results of clinical trials. In an article just published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), employees at the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) investigated to what extent journal publications, reports posted in trial results registries (registry reports), and clinical study reports...

2012-01-04 09:00:29

In a study that investigates the challenges of disseminating clinical research findings in peer-reviewed biomedical journals, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that fewer than half of a sample of trials primarily or partially funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) were published within 30 months of completing the clinical trial. These findings appear in the January issue of the British Medical Journal, which focuses on the topic of unpublished evidence. "When...

2011-12-28 08:05:42

Despite the importance of site investigators to the success of multicentre clinical trials, inadequate public information is available about their recruitment performance. In this week's PLoS Medicine, Rafael Dal-Ré and colleagues argue that that sponsors should disclose the recruitment targets of all site investigators on ClinicalTrials.gov before a trial starts, as well as their final recruitment. Information on issues that could have affected recruitment should also be...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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