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Randomization

1. The selection of a representative, random section of the population. Randomization is important in generating accurate statistics, which is vital in marketing.

2. See: Random Number Generation.
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- Robotic-assisted hysterectomy takes significantly more operating room time and surgical time compared with a laparoscopic approach, according to the first randomized controlled trial to confirm what many already suspect about these two minimally invasive techniques.
I predict that after most of the randomized controlled trials are out - in another 10 years - the FNB will meet again and say "whoops"; it should have been 5000 lU/day all along.
Major Finding: During the open-label phase of randomized trials studied, the lower mortality among those who initially received active therapy persisted (odds ratio, 0.90; P= .0035), as did the reduction in cardiovascular mortality (OR, 0.82; P= .0014).
At 12-month follow-up, after adjustment for covariates, children in the CNS study randomized to acyclovir had significantly higher mean mental scores on the Bayley Scales of Infant Development, second edition, compared with subjects on placebo (88.24 vs.
This strict definition of failure is often used in randomized trials comparing antiretroviral combinations.
Patients randomized to receive placebo had a slightly longer QT interval, compared to patients randomized to receive rintatolimod, however the difference was not significant at the alpha = 0.05 level.
Journals in our field should consider adopting the CONSORT statement and educating otolaryngologic reviewers to consider it (and the Jaded score) when evaluating randomized trials submitted for publication in our literature.
Empirical evidence suggests that discrepancies over time can occur in randomized trials on the same topic.
Conclusions: For endometrioses, the randomized and non-randomized study demonstrated consistently positive effects on cancer incidence and tumour-related survival in the Iscador group.
(6) To build evidence to support the theory that a hospital window affording a view of nature is an effective intervention to provide comfort and to decrease surgical patients' length of stay in the hospital, we would design a prospective randomized controlled trial using the same variables.
In 2002, a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study in Austria found that with minor gynecological surgery, incidents of post-operative nausea and vomiting were reduced with Korean hand acupressure (a needle-free procedure that involves the application of pressure using acupressure "seeds").
For their analysis, the researchers selected 173 randomized cardiovascular trials published since 1953.
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