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Chapter 71. Publishing Interventional Cardiology Research

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Which of the following papers likely receive the highest priority?

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A. A retrospective registry of 50,000 patients collected over 15 years.

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B. A randomized trial of 24 patients examining clinical outcomes.

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C. A pooled analysis of four moderate-sized trials using patient specific data.

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The correct answer is C

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Randomized trials are best suited to:

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A. Provide accurate results.

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B. Eliminate confounders.

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C. Change practice

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The correct answer is B

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The most important studies are those that:

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A. Quantify risk.

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B. Establish a diagnosis.

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C. Influence practice.

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The correct answer is C

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Confounding variables in large databases can be eliminated by propensity matching.

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A. Yes

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B. No

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The correct answer is B

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