Avicenna Journal of Medicine

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 68--75

How to read a published clinical trial: A practical guide for clinicians


Mohamad B Sonbol1, Belal M Firwana2, Talal Hilal3, Mohammad Hassan Murad4 
1 Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
2 Heartland Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
3 University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, USA
4 Evidence-Based Practice Center, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Correspondence Address:
Mohammad Hassan Murad
200 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55905.
USA

Over the last 5 years, there have been more than 140 new drug approvals in the field of Oncology alone, all based on newly published clinical trials. These approvals have led to an ongoing change in clinical practice, offering new therapeutic options for patients. Therefore, it is important for healthcare providers to be able to appraise a clinical trial and determine its validity, understand its results, and be able to apply such results to their patients. In this guide, we provide a simplified approach tailored to practicing clinicians and trainees. The same concepts and principles apply to other medical specialties.


How to cite this article:
Sonbol MB, Firwana BM, Hilal T, Murad MH. How to read a published clinical trial: A practical guide for clinicians.Avicenna J Med 2020;10:68-75


How to cite this URL:
Sonbol MB, Firwana BM, Hilal T, Murad MH. How to read a published clinical trial: A practical guide for clinicians. Avicenna J Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 May 26 ];10:68-75
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