Systematic reviews help clinicians make objective decisions about a particular aspect of patient care. The review should present data from all the important, comparable research on the issue. Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) will form the major element of the review, as these offer the most objective view of an experimental intervention and its outcome. The user of systematic review should ensure that the compiler has approached their task in a systematic and objective manner, which will include the use of pre-determined criteria to eliminate badly-designed RCTs.
Publication Name: Nursing Times
It's a mystery
The thyroid gland secreting thyroxin T(sub4) and triiodothyromine T(sub3) hormones are responsible for the smooth functioning of the body. The various diseases caused by hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can now be cured by appropriate medication.
Publication Name: Weight Watchers Magazine
Clinical trials: removing the mystery
The effectiveness of medical treatments and medicines are judged in clinical trials where previous laboratory research has shown optimistic results. Volunteers in such trials are continually regulated for reactions to any treatment.
Publication Name: Mayo Clinic Health Letter
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