Clinical research in children

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Clinical research is the crucial process that provides justification for the translation of practical experience and related scientific knowledge into clinical practice standards. In recent decades, increased understanding of physiology and disease processes, improved technologies for diagnostic tools, and a wider range of potential treatment modalities has led to an increased need for credible clinical research. However, a lack of commensurate increases in clinical research funding and trainingcoupledwith increased regulationof clinical research activities, largely warranted in the interest of protecting human rights, has worked against fulfillment of thisneed.Nonetheless, therehasbeenanear-exponential growth in citations related to clinical trials and randomized clinical trials over the past four decades, as shown in Figure 1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Endocrinology
Subtitle of host publicationObesity, Diabetes Mellitus, Insulin Resistance, and Hypoglycemia
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781439808948
ISBN (Print)9780849340680
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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