Academic research could be strengthened by thinking more and doing less.
August 2, 2000
NEW YORK, July 31 (Praxis Press) Previous studies have shown that omeprazole sodium is more effective than ranitidine hydrochloride in controlling symptoms of heartburn in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, it is not clear whether these findings can be extrapolated to primary care practice. To compare the two medications, Kaplan-Machlis and colleagues performed a multicenter, randomized, open-label, medical effectiveness trial in 268 patients with GERD randomly assign