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    Sponsorships and publication bias

    Publication bias regarding the effects of statins in animals is unexpectedly higher in studies non sponsored by industry and may be due to a failure in publishing negative results.

    BMC Medical Research Methodology 2015, 15:12
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    Multiple mailings and telephone messages encourage higher participation in follow-up surveys, while personalizing contacts surprisingly has no effects on patient recruitment.

    BMC Medical Research Methodology 2015, 15:5



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