Randomized controlled trials in otolaryngology journals.

@article{Yao2007RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized controlled trials in otolaryngology journals.},
  author={Francisca Yao and Michael Singer and Richard M. Rosenfeld},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={137 4},
  pages={539-44}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify trends in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in leading otolaryngology journals. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING We reviewed all RCTs of treatment efficacy from 2000 through 2005 in 4 major otolaryngology journals. Data included study quality, author's conclusions, adverse events, and study support/funding. RESULTS Of 5467 total articles, 202 (3.7%) were RCTs of treatment efficacy. Slightly more than half of the trials were supported by for-profit organizations (25%), not… CONTINUE READING

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