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ACE Report #5434
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Clinical events committee: an effective tool in reducing bias in industry-funded studies

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Mitigating adverse event reporting bias in spine surgery

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Aug 21;95(16):1450-6

Contributing Authors: JD Auerbach KB McGowan M Halevi MC Gerling AD Sharan PG Whang G Maislin

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A previous study funded by Paradigm Spine, containing 322 patients who were scheduled to receive treatment of spinal stenosis with a Coflex implant (Paradigm spine product) or a conventional spinal fusion, was re-analyzed by an independent clinical events committee (CEC) to see if the classification of adverse events within the study were appropriate and to determine if the presence of investigato...

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