“I think this measures something that is consistent and meaningful. Whether it is that thing that can identify patients that have potential for no or lower responsiveness remains to be seen. There is some inferential evidence to suggest that that might be true, and it’s worth testing it out to see if it is indeed true. There is little to no risk involved,” Dr. Simon says.
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“I haven’t seen anything yet that convinces me that it absolutely is right, and that is the whole point of doing a clinical trial. I wouldn’t say at this point that it is true, but it might be.”
Kathy L. Holliman, MEd, is a medical writer based in Beverly, Mass.
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