Thursday, August 10, 2006

2741 Thursday Thirteen: Thirteen Medical Studies

Medical trials have writing groups, steering committees, policy committees, safety boards, statisticians, coordinators, and investigators. But what do they call the committee or group who comes up with a snappy name for the Trial, a name that can be spelled and pronounced? A name that can go down in history? I don’t know! But here’s some recent trials reported in the medical literature. They are not in alphabetical order, which is unusual for me, but in the order in which I noticed them.

1) International Study of Salt and Blood Pressure (INTERSALT)

2) Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial (MRFIT)

3) Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering treatment to prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT)

4) ALiskiren Observation of heart Failure Treatment: (ALOFT)

5) Valsartan In Acute Myocardial Infarction Trial (VALIANT)

6) TRial Of Preventing HYpertension (TROPHY)

7) Telithromycin, Chlamydophila and Asthma Trial (TELICAST)

8) Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation (HOPE)

9) Rescue Angioplasty After Thrombolysis (REACT)

10) Medical, Epidemiological and Social Aspects of Aging (MESA)

11) Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POP-Q)

12) Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (STAR)

13) Metaanalysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (MOOSE)

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13 comments:

Knitting Maniac said...

INTERSALT! LOL!

Great list! Happy TT!

Mine is up, too!

Lyn said...

I want a MOOSE, lol Thanks for visiting my t13 - Classic Books I've Never Read Edition at Bloggin' Outloud, lgp

Tink said...

Oops, I'm afraid my English isn't good enough to understand all of this, but the names are hilarious!
My TT is about pets today.

Buttercup said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Natsthename said...

Great! Wonder what migraine study might be?

Lisa said...

I like those! Thanks so much for visiting today!

Hausfrau said...

There are some creative folks out there, aren't there? Thanks for sharing.

astrocoz said...

Some of those just seem like such an oxymoron...like INTERSALT, when they can't even have salt...thats kinda cruel in a way. Anyhow, I enjoyed your list!

My TT is up!

Dane Bramage said...

And there are people who do nothing but think these things up. Great list. Thanks for stopping by my T13.

Gail Martin said...

I was listening to a discussion on NPR a few months ago about how the catchy name helped make the strips, like those used in home pregnancy tests, catch on.

Interesting list.

Thanks for visiting my TT!

Rowan said...

These are great. I wonder how reassuring it is to the patients to know that they have such snappy contitions. Thanks for stopping by today.

(coincidentaly, the first 3 letters in my word verification are dtp [diptheria, tetanus, pertusis]. Strange, huh?)

Anonymous said...

Great list! The MOOSE one is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my TT! Your list was certainly different!