BME100 s2016:Group14 W1030AM L1
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Independent and Dependent Variables
The independent variable is the inflammation inducing agent, lipopolysaccharide. The dependent variable is the inflammatory protein (Inflammotin) in the elderly.
There will be ten groups.
The age group is the elderly, age 60-80 years of age. They can't be on any other pain killer medicines, cancer drugs, or anti-inflammatory response drugs.
Number of subjects per group
There will be 10 subjects per group of varying ages.
The selection will be random volunteer based. The subjects will not be on prescription drugs, more or less physically and mentally competent.
Sources of Error and Bias
Possible sources of error could include the patient not telling us the doses that they are receiving for medications. Patients forgetting to take their medicines, or taking more of the drug than recommended. Another source of error could include body type and metabolism rate of the subject.