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Review Applies Evidence-Based Medicine Principles to Illustrate Critical Concerns with Mint Trials

Monday, April 16, 2018  

Pain Medicine has published via advance access a critique of the flawed Mint Trials. The review was completed by members of the Spine Intervention Society (SIS), including members of the SIS Standards Division and Board of Directors. “Guidelines for Composing and Assessing a Paper on the Treatment of Pain: A Practical Application of Evidence-Based Medicine Principles to the Mint Randomized Clinical Trials” applies published guidelines for composing and assessing studies on the treatment of pain to the 2017 Juch et al. Mint Trials paper published by JAMA in order to highlight significant issues with the methodology and conclusions that leave the reader unable to draw meaningful conclusions from the study data.

 Read the review in Pain Medicine.

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