RCTSRede Ciência, Tecnologia e Sociedade
RCTSRailway Correspondence Travel Society (UK)
RCTSRyder Cup Travel Services (UK)
RCTSRotating Cylinder Treatment System (trademark of Ionic Water Technologies)
RCTSResonant Column and Torsional Shear
RCTSRusk County Transit System
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The majority of RCTs published in our best scientific journals, at first glance, would seem to satisfy the requirements of an RCT as a scientific endeavor.
ARB therapy doesn't lower the risk of developing kidney disease in normotensive patients with type 2 diabetes (SOR: C, meta-analysis of RCTs, disease-oriented evidence); nor does it reduce all-cause mortality in patients with or without hypertension (SOR: A, meta-analysis of RCTs).
Pedometers increase activity in patients with various musculoskeletal conditions and may help reduce pain (SOR: B, meta-analysis of RCTs with heterogeneous outcomes).
A Cochrane systematic review (19 RCTs; 3335 patients, total) of newer-generation antidepressants for treating depression in adolescents found that, overall, they produced both a small decrease in symptom severity scores and an increased risk of suicide-related outcomes.
A 2008 systematic review of 38 RCTs (N=29,020) compared any counseling or behavioral intervention initiated from a clinician's practice (office or hospital) with usual care.
A 2008 meta-analysis of 53 trials (32 RCTs, 21 pre-post; 1532 patients, 72% female, average age 36 years) examined the effectiveness of biofeedback for tension-type headaches (TTH) with a mean duration of headache symptoms of 14 years.
In the same systematic review, 9 RCTs with 313 patients compared topical antihistamines (levocabastine, azelastine hydrochloride, emedastine, and antazoline phosphate) with placebo.
A Cochrane meta-analysis of 6 RCTs with 164 patients compared LSM (with diet and exercise) and no or minimal intervention.
(1,3) The RCTs included in the systematic reviews were too heterogeneous to allow quantitative analyses of effect sizes.
It is known to us that major advantages of RCTs to demonstrate causality include low risk of selective bias and minimized the influence of baseline confounding by randomly assigning the intervention, low risk of performance bias, or detection bias due to blinding.
The review included prospective studies conducted in humans, including longitudinal observational studies and RCTs, with observational studies included if they examined an association between maternal fish Q3 PUFA intake during pregnancy and clinical outcomes of allergic disease or sensitisation in the offspring.