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Recommendations of the European Association of Echocardiography How to use echo-Doppler in clinical trials: different modalities for different purposes.
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PMID:  21555455     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The European Association of Echocardiography (EAE) has developed the present recommendations to assist clinical researchers in the design, implementation, and conduction of echocardiographic protocols for clinical trials and to guarantee their quality. Clinical trials should be designed and conducted based on the knowledge of the pathophysiology of the clinical condition studied, the technical characteristics of the echo-Doppler modalities, and the variability of the tested parameters. These procedures are important to choose the most reliable and reproducible techniques and parameters. Quality assurance must be guaranteed by adequate training of peripheral site operators to obtain optimal echo-Doppler data and by using a core laboratory for accurate and reproducible data analysis.
Maurizio Galderisi; Michael Y Henein; Jan D'hooge; Rosa Sicari; Luigi P Badano; Josè Luis Zamorano; Jos R T C Roelandt;
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Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1532-2114     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-5-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  339-353     Citation Subset:  -    
Echocardiography Laboratory, Cardioangiology with CCU, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Hospital of Naples, Block 1, Via S. Pansini 5, 80131 Naples, Italy.
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