TITLE

The PATE trial: prevention of appendicitis using Trident exclusively

AUTHOR(S)
Eisen, Jeffrey; Cooper, Sari; Eisen, Alicia
PUB. DATE
December 2001
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/11/2001, Vol. 165 Issue 12, p1587
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents a humorous, fictional clinical trial that studied whether swallowed chewing gum prevents appendicitis; Realization that no one has ever seen chewing gum during an appendectomy; Use of Trident gum because it created a good acronym for the title; Statistical analysis using an Etch A Sketch; Results; Interpretation; Conclusion.
ACCESSION #
5627348

 

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