Specific guide to this web site for:
2. Medical Students
3. Science media writers
4. High School & College
1. Harvard led MI study
(J. of Amer. Coll.
4. Amer. J. of Cardio.
review of literature
6. Oat bran study
7. Pregnancy & Alcohol
8. Are Geminis
9. Columbia 'Miracle' Study
Limitations of Meta-Analyses
Large Randomized Clinical
Tale of Two Large
example of this would be if a very large clinical trial compared
thrombolytic therapy (clot dissolving medication) to direct percutaneous coronary intervention
(balloon dilation with possible stent placement in a heart artery) and did not
treat the mechanical intervention (balloon dilation) group with any antiplatelet
therapy (antiplatelet inhibits clot formation).
The outcome of the mechanical revascularization strategy (balloon
dilation treatment) in this trial would be inferior to thrombolytic therapy
(clot dissolving medication) because balloon dilatation
outcome is dependent on having antiplatelet therapy present.