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Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma when jumping from aircraft: randomized controlled trial

Objective: To determine if using a parachute prevents death or major traumatic injury when jumping from an aircraft.Design: Randomized controlled trial.Setting: Private or commercial aircraft between September 2017 and August 2018.Participants: 92 aircraft passengers aged 18 and over were screened for participation. 23 agreed to be enrolled and were randomized.Intervention: Jumping …

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Publication rates in animal research. Extent and characteristics of published and non-published animal studies followed up at two German university medical centres

Non-publication and publication bias in animal research are prominent topics in current debates on the “reproducibility crisis” and “failure rates in clinical research”. To date, however, we lack reliable evidence on the extent of non-publication in animal research. In this article, Wieschowski and colleagues analysed the …

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