Recruiting patients to clinical trials: lessons from studies of growth hormone treatment in renal failure.

@article{Postlethwaite1995RecruitingPT,
  title={Recruiting patients to clinical trials: lessons from studies of growth hormone treatment in renal failure.},
  author={Robert J. Postlethwaite and Jill M. Reynolds and Alan J. Wood and Janet H Evans and Melissa A. Lewis and David Eminson},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={1995},
  volume={73 1},
  pages={
          30-5
        }
}
Issues raised by the recruitment of children to trials of growth hormone treatment for short stature in chronic renal failure are reported. Information needs of parents and children are discussed, the latter should take account of the children's developmental level and anticipated involvement in decision making. When the incidence of certain side effects is low and probably unquantifiable there are particular problems; failure to include these in information sheets may compromise informed… CONTINUE READING

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