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By Phillip I. Good

This enticing and non-technical consultant to medical trials covers concerns learn layout, association, administration, research, recruitment, reporting, software program, and tracking. loose from the jargon-laden remedy of different books, A Manager’s advisor to the layout and behavior medical Trials is outfitted upon the formulation of first making plans, then enforcing, and at last acting crucial exams. bargains an govt point presentation of managerial instructions as good as convenient checklists followed by way of extracts from submitted protocols comprises checklists, examples, and suggestions, in addition to an invaluable appendix on to be had software program Covers e-submissions and use of pcs for direct information acquisition comprises funny but instructive and precise anecdotes to illustrate universal pitfalls

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For a coronary-stenosis reducing surgical procedure or device, it might be the percentage of stenosis or the percentage of the population with less than 50% stenosis (termed “binary restenosis”). An exact quantitative definition should be provided for each end point. You also will need to specify how the determination will be made and who will make it. Subjective? Objective? By the treating physician? Or by an independent testing laboratory? Is the baseline measurement to be made before or after surgery?

Monitor the data and the data collection process. Perform frequent on-site audits. In one series of exceptionally poorly done studies Weiss et al. (2000) uncovered the following flaws: • Disparity between the reviewed records and the data presented at two international meetings • No signed informed consent • No record of approval for the investigational therapy • Control regimen not as described in the protocol Inspect the site where the drugs or devices are packaged; specify the allowable tolerances; repackage or relabel drugs at the pharmacy so that both the patient’s name and the code number appear on the label; draw random samples from the delivered formulations and have these samples tested for potency at intervals by an independent laboratory.

The purpose of the present chapter is to list the personnel and associated skill sets you’ll need to fulfill each step of the prescription outlined in the preceding chapter. DESIGN TEAM Given our emphasis on objectives, it should come as no surprise that the people you’ll need most at the start of a project are those who will be present at the end to analyze and interpret the results. I don’t recommend the hiring of “design” experts unless they are experts at facilitating group discussions. Those who will reap are those who must sow.

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