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Ventilator Study Gets Second Wind

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Science  11 Jul 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5630, pp. 149
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5630.149

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The Office for Human Research Protections last week concluded that a controversial study involving patients with serious respiratory problems has not needlessly endangered subjects. Researchers may be able to restart a suspended portion of the trial if they improve patient consent practices and provide more information to review boards.