Medical research

The importance of randomised control trials in medical research

When a new treatment becomes available for a particular health condition, such as a new medication to treat a disease, it's tested to see whether it's effective for its intended purpose. It's also tested for potential side ...

Oncology & Cancer

Single-arm trials improve early access to rare cancer drugs

Although randomised clinical trials (RCTs) remain the gold standard for evaluating the benefit/risk of cancer drugs, single-arm trials (SATs) can provide invaluable opportunities to speed up cancer drug development and approval, ...

Surgery

Surgery to repair severe heel fractures ‘ineffective’

(Medical Xpress)—Commonly-performed surgery to mend severe heel fractures is no more effective than non-surgical treatment, according to the results of an Arthritis Research UK-funded clinical trial.

Cardiology

Statins reduce CV events in CAD patients with very low LDL-C

Aggressive treatment with statins reduces the risk of subsequent cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease even if they have very low LDL cholesterol levels, reveals research presented at ESC Congress ...

Surgery

Taking the ouch out of knee surgery

Osteoarthritis that often develops in people after knee surgery will be a thing of the past if a young researcher at The University of Western Australia is successful.

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