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The use of sequential analysis in preliminary studies of “tersavid” in the treatment of angina pectoris

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Within the clinical and statistical limits of the preliminary trial the monoamine oxidase inhibitor “Tersavid ” produced no dramatic improvement in a small series of patients suffering from angina. Side-effects especially of a gastric type, may have biassed patients of the more simple and nervous type against it. The more reliable patients obtained perhaps some help, but on the results it would be difficult to justify the use of this drug.

The value of sequential tests, both open and restricted, has been discussed and the methods explained.

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Grant, A.P. The use of sequential analysis in preliminary studies of “tersavid” in the treatment of angina pectoris. Ir J Med Sci 35, 466 (1960).

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