Title

Interpreting Neurologic Outcomes in a Changing Trial Design Landscape: An Analysis of HeartWare Left Ventricular Assist Device Using a Hybrid Intention to Treat Population.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2019

Publication Title

ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992)

Abstract

Randomized controlled trials can provide optimal clinical evidence to assess the benefits of new devices, and it is these data that often shape device usage in real-world practice. However, individual clinical trial results sometimes appear discordant for the same device, and alternative devices are sometimes not employed in similar patient populations. To make sound evidence-based decisions, clinicians routinely rely on cross-trial comparisons from different trials of similar but not identical patient populations to assess competing technology when head-to-head randomized comparisons are unavailable.

PubMed ID

30562168

Volume

65

Issue

3

First Page

293

Last Page

296

Share

COinS