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Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic

"Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Clinical trials involving one or more test treatments, at least one control treatment, specified outcome measures for evaluating the studied intervention, and a bias-free method for assigning patients to the test treatment. The treatment may be drugs, devices, or procedures studied for diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic effectiveness. Control measures include placebos, active medicines, no-treatment, dosage forms and regimens, historical comparisons, etc. When randomization using mathematical techniques, such as the use of a random numbers table, is employed to assign patients to test or control treatments, the trials are characterized as RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS AS TOPIC.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 140 publications over 24 distinct years, with a maximum of 13 publications in 2004
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