A little about Abstracts for us patients and newbies

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zufus
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   Posted 1/13/2009 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Laymans terms and over simplified but Abstracts are published medical information to show predictiveness, efficacy i.e. results of various treatments, drugs, protocols, maybe comparitive methologies and complied with a subset of patients and or parameters. The idea is to have data that either the medical world and others can look at and assess/compare etc., to see if something has medical value, results, benefits, usefulness etc.  (placebo and control groups sometimes or even often times thrown in the mix too)
 
This is really written for the medical world, as the terminology and jargon that can be in it is definitively foreign to us average laypersons. We still might be able to glean or get something out of it on our own, without an expert (lol-interpreter). These Abtracts can has skewed or biases depending on some variables, the are intended to up front and ojective. It is stuff that we never would know as lay persons, how good is this drug-treatment-protocol on most patients or hrpca patients (advance disease levels). So for those whom want to know and learn alot more. Search for Abstracts on your medical interests. Don't give up after reading the first one you ever see, you might feel like a fish out of water, but you can learn more and more, especially when you are motivated. I like fishing for kickin Bass.
 
Good hunting-

Post Edited (zufus) : 1/13/2009 10:58:32 AM (GMT-7)

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