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Developing the BALANCE trail--the role of the pilot study and start-up phase.

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OBJECTIVES: The initial design of the BALANCE (Bipolar Affective disorder: Lithium / ANtiConvulsant Comparative Evaluation) Trial of maintenance treatment for bipolar disorder was based on the experience of previous trials in bipolar disorder and psychiatry and on the methods developed for large randomized trials in other areas of medicine. This report describes the adaptations to the initial design and trial procedures following the initial phases of the study. The rationale for the trial a...

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Rendell, JM More by this author
Juszczak, E More by this author
Hainsworth, J More by this author
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Journal:
Bipolar disorders
Volume:
6
Issue:
1
Pages:
26-31
Publication date:
2004-02-05
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EISSN:
1399-5618
ISSN:
1398-5647
URN:
uuid:b7c6ab80-2d85-4a7c-be67-1f99096a0b14
Source identifiers:
98000
Local pid:
pubs:98000

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