A SPRINT to the Finish.

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A SPRINT to the Finish.

N Engl J Med. 2015 Nov 9;

Authors: Drazen JM, Morrissey S, Campion EW, Jarcho JA

When investigators enroll patients in a clinical study, they make an implicit contract with each participant. Through the data and safety monitoring board (DSMB) mechanism, they fulfill the first part of the contract - protecting the participant from avoidable harm that might result from participation in the trial. They fulfill the second part of the contract - the commitment to honor the time at risk that the participant spent in the trial - by deriving the clearest and most clinically directive information possible from the data gathered during the trial. This task takes tremendous time and energy. The SPRINT (Systolic . . .

PMID: 26551058 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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