CLINICAL TRIALS IN DERMATOLOGY – PART I

  • Artur César Serviço de Dermatologia e Venereologia/Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Centro Hospitalar São João EPE, Porto/Oporto, Portugal; Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade do Porto/Medical School, Oporto University, Portugal
  • Alberto Mota Serviço de Dermatologia e Venereologia/Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Centro Hospitalar São João EPE, Porto/Oporto, Portugal; Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade do Porto/Medical School, Oporto University, Portugal
  • Filomena Azevedo Serviço de Dermatologia e Venereologia/Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Centro Hospitalar São João EPE, Porto/Oporto, Portugal
Keywords: Clinical trials, Data interpretation, statistical, Research design

Abstract

The increasing number of clinical trials in dermatology requires from the dermatologist the ability to evaluate the quality, understand, and synthesize information from multiple sources in order to make decisions regarding the therapeutic/diagnostic strategies. This medical education article explains basic principles, relevant and adapted to the dermatology area, fundamental to an appropriate interpretation of outcomes of clinical trials. Part I of this article looks at the different study designs and their impact on results.

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Published
2015-06-06
How to Cite
César, A., Mota, A., & Azevedo, F. (2015). CLINICAL TRIALS IN DERMATOLOGY – PART I. Journal of the Portuguese Society of Dermatology and Venereology, 73(1), 29-36. https://doi.org/10.29021/spdv.73.1.341
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Continuous Medica Education