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Question 1: With the progress in ________ sham procedures can be more easily performed as the sham incision can be kept small similarly to the incision in the studied procedure.
Medical imagingInvasiveness of surgical proceduresMedical procedureMedicine

Question 2: The placebo-controlled trial is the gold standard of ________.
Medical researchClinical trialEpidemiologyAnimal testing

Question 3: In a classic experiment in orthropedic surgery Moseley and coworkers studied the effect of ________ for osteoarthritis of the knee establishing two treatment groups and a sham-operated control group.
ArthroscopyUnicompartmental knee arthroplastyDistraction osteogenesisKnee replacement

Question 4: In controlled studies sham surgery is performed in the control population to assess the effect of the intervention under study by neutralizing the ________ and reducing bias.
AntidepressantPharmaceutical drugPlaceboNocebo


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