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Current form of randomized controlled trials

(2011) Current form of randomized controlled trials. Annals of Pediatric Cardiology.


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Sir, In the last issue of Annals of Pediatric Cardiology, you have published a paper explaining the limitations of application of evidence-based medicine (EBM) in medical practice.[1]We also agree that sometimes the results of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are misinterpreted and some physicians do not consider the limitations of RCTs as you mentioned in the paper. But it is necessary to consider that RCTs theorically are one of the best study types. But only RCTs are clinically valuable that are done well and also their results are interpreted well. For example, as you mentioned the results of study on adults can not be applicable for children or newborns. This is an example for misinterpretation of the study results.

Item Type: Article
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Keywords: data analysis; evidence based medicine; information processing; letter; methodology; pediatric cardiology; randomized controlled trial (topic); sample size; skill; systematic error
Subjects: History of Medicine. Medical Miscellany > WZ 305-350 Miscellany Relating to Medicine
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور

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