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Clinical Trials: A Methodologic Perspective Second Edition(Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics)

Clinical Trials: A Methodologic Perspective Second Edition(Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics) Lowest new price: $129.56
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Author: Steven Piantadosi

Learn rigorous statistical methods to ensure valid clinical trials

This Second Edition of the critically hailed Clinical Trials builds on the text's reputation as a straightforward and authoritative presentation of statistical methods for clinical trials. Readers are introduced to the fundamentals of design for various types of clinical trials and then skillfully guided through the complete process of planning the experiment, assembling a study cohort, assessing data, and reporting results. Throughout the process, the author alerts readers to problems that may arise during the course of the trial and provides commonsense solutions.

The author bases the revisions and updates on his own classroom experience, as well as feedback from students, instructors, and medical and statistical professionals involved in clinical trials. The Second Edition greatly expands its coverage, ranging from statistical principles to controversial topics, including alternative medicine and ethics. At the same time, it offers more pragmatic advice for issues such as selecting outcomes, sample size, analysis, reporting, and handling allegations of misconduct. Readers familiar with the First Edition will discover completely new chapters, including:
* Contexts for clinical trials
* Statistical perspectives
* Translational clinical trials
* Dose-finding and dose-ranging designs


Each chapter is accompanied by a summary to reinforce the key points. Revised discussion questions stimulate critical thinking and help readers understand how they can apply their newfound knowledge, and updated references are provided to direct readers to the most recent literature.

This text distinguishes itself with its accessible and broad coverage of statistical design methods--the crucial building blocks of clinical trials and medical research. Readers learn to conduct clinical trials that produce valid qualitative results backed by rigorous statistical methods.

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An Introduction To Experimental Design And Statistics For Biology

An Introduction To Experimental Design And Statistics For Biology Lowest new price: $45.04
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Author: David Heath

This illustrated textbook for biologists provides a refreshingly clear and authoritative introduction to the key ideas of sampling, experimental design, and statistical analysis. The author presents statistical concepts through common sense, non-mathematical explanations and diagrams. These are followed by the relevant formulae and illustrated by worked examples. The examples are drawn from all areas of biology, from biochemistry to ecology and from cell to animal biology. The book provides everything required in an introductory statistics course for biology undergraduates, and it is also useful for more specialized undergraduate courses in ecology, botany, and zoology.

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Epidemiology in Medicine

Epidemiology in Medicine Lowest new price: $48.37
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Author: Charles H. Hennekens

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Interpreting the Medical Literature: Fifth Edition

Interpreting the Medical Literature: Fifth Edition Lowest new price: $23.50
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Author: Stephen Gehlbach

Cut Through the Complexities of Medical Studies!

A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE!

Enhance your understanding and utilization of the information in medical journals with Stephen Gehlbach's Interpreting the Medical Literature. Written in a clear and entertaining style, this popular guide cuts through the complex language of research studies and makes reading medical publications a rewarding and pleasurable experience.

IMPROVE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF VITAL RESEARCH

  • Comprehend medical literature and evaluate the significance of any study
  • Read research reports more quickly and easily
  • Make sense of dense, scientific prose
  • Learn about study design, measurement, statistical analysis, and interpretation
  • Sharpen your analytical skills on current and classic medical studies
  • Reinforce your knowledge of concepts with examples from actual medical literature
  • New to the Fifth Edition: a chapter on how to interpret conflicting studies; expanded discussions of meta-analysis and developing consensus; updated figures and charts

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  • Introduction To Epidemiology

    Introduction To Epidemiology Lowest new price: $23.70
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    Author: Ray M. Merrill

    New Edition Available 8/17/2012 Introduction to Epidemiology, Fifth Edition is the ideal introductory text for the epidemiology student with minimal training in the biomedical sciences and statistics. With updated tables, figures, and examples throughout, the Fifth Edition is a thorough revision that offers an all new chapter covering areas of modern epidemiology such as environmental epidemiology, social epidemiology, and reproductive epidemiology. The chapters feature several new case studies and news files representing applications of commonly used research designs. Learning objectives, as well as study questions with descriptive answers, in each chapter engage the student in further analysis and reflection.

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    Epidemiology Of Aging: An Ecological Approach

    Epidemiology Of Aging: An Ecological Approach Lowest new price: $89.99
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    Author: William A. Satariano
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    Epidemiology of Aging: An Ecological Approach is the first title to provide a comprehensive overview of the leading topics in the epidemiology of aging, such as physical functioning, depression, and survival with the ecological model. Using this ecological model, the author highlights the causes and consequences of the aging population and illustrates that all the topics are interrelated.

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    On Growth and Form: The Complete Revised Edition (Dover Books on Biology)

    On Growth and Form: The Complete Revised Edition (Dover Books on Biology) Lowest new price: $26.26
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    Author: D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson

    In this classic of biology and modern science, Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1860–1948), one of the most distinguished scientists of the modern era, sets forth his seminal "theory of transformation" - that one species evolves into another not by successive minor changes in individual body parts but by large-scale transformations involving the body as a whole.
    First written in 1917, the book was revised by Thompson in 1942 — the revision reprinted here. The esteem in which this monumental, lavishly illustrated work is universally held derives not only from its scholarship and creativity, but also from the rich literary style that exemplifies Thompson's great erudition in the physical and natural sciences, ancient and modern languages and the humanities.
    The book begins with studies of organic magnitude, the rate of growth, cellular form and structure, adsorption, and the forms of tissues, then examines a vast spectrum of life forms, and concludes with a comparison of related forms that leads to the theory of transformations.

    First published in 1917, On Growth and Form was at once revolutionary and conservative. Scottish embryologist D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1860-1948) grew up in the newly cast shadow of Darwinism, and he took issue with some of the orthodoxies of the day--not because they were necessarily wrong, he said, but because they violated the spirit of Occam's razor, in which simple explanations are preferable to complex ones. In the case of such subjects as the growth of eggs, skeletons, and crystals, Thompson cited mathematical authority: these were matters of "economy and transformation," and they could be explained by laws governing surface tension and the like. (He doubtless would have enjoyed the study of fractals, which came after his time.) In On Growth and Form, he examines such matters as the curve of frequency or bell curve (which explains variations in height among 10-year-old schoolboys, the florets of a daisy, the distribution of darts on a cork board, the thickness of stripes along a zebra's flanks, the shape of mountain ranges and sand dunes) and spirals (which turn up everywhere in nature you look: in the curve of a seashell, the swirl of water boiling in a saucepan, the sweep of faraway nebulae, the twist of a strand of DNA, the turns of the labyrinth in which the legendary Minotaur lived out its days). The result is an astonishingly varied book that repays skimming and close reading alike. English biologist Sir Peter Medawar called Thompson's tome "beyond comparison the finest work of literature in all the annals of science that have been recorded in the English tongue." --Gregory McNamee

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    Decision Modelling for Health Economic Evaluation (Handbooks in Health Economic Evaluation)

    Decision Modelling for Health Economic Evaluation (Handbooks in Health Economic Evaluation) Lowest new price: $50.62
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    Author: Andrew Briggs

    In financially constrained health systems across the world, increasing emphasis is being placed on the ability to demonstrate that health care interventions are not only effective, but also cost-effective. This book deals with decision modelling techniques that can be used to estimate the value for money of various interventions including medical devices, surgical procedures, diagnostic technologies, and pharmaceuticals. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of the appropriate representation of uncertainty in the evaluative process and the implication this uncertainty has for decision making and the need for future research. This highly practical guide takes the reader through the key principles and approaches of modelling techniques. It begins with the basics of constructing different forms of the model, the population of the model with input parameter estimates, analysis of the results, and progression to the holistic view of models as a valuable tool for informing future research exercises. Case studies and exercises are supported with online templates and solutions. This book will help analysts understand the contribution of decision-analytic modelling to the evaluation of health care programmes. ABOUT THE SERIES: Economic evaluation of health interventions is a growing specialist field, and this series of practical handbooks will tackle, in-depth, topics superficially addressed in more general health economics books. Each volume will include illustrative material, case histories and worked examples to encourage the reader to apply the methods discussed, with supporting material provided online. This series is aimed at health economists in academia, the pharmaceutical industry and the health sector, those on advanced health economics courses, and health researchers in associated fields.

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    Reliability and Validity Assessment (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences)

    Reliability and Validity Assessment (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) Lowest new price: $11.99
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    Author: Edward G. Carmines

    This guide explains how social scientists can evaluate the reliability and validity of empirical measurements, discussing the three basic types of validity: criterion related, content, and construct. In addition, the paper shows how reliability is assessed by the retest method, alternative-forms procedure, split-halves approach, and internal consistency method.

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    Critical Appraisal of Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials (Oxford Medical Publications)

    Critical Appraisal of Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials (Oxford Medical Publications) Lowest new price: $66.00
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    Author: Mark Elwood

    This book presents a logical system of critical appraisal, to allow readers to evaluate studies and to carry out their own studies more effectively. This system emphasizes the central importance of cause and effect relationships. Its great strength is that it is applicable to a wide range of issues, and both to intervention trials and observational studies. This system unifies the often different approaches used in epidemiology, health services research, clinical trials, and evidence-based medicine, starting from a logical consideration of cause and effect. The author's approach to the issues of study design, selection of subjects, bias, confounding, and the place of statistical methods has been praised for its clarity and interest. Systematic reviews, meta-analysis, and the applications of this logic to evidence-based medicine, knowledge-based health care, and health practice and policy are discussed. Current and often controversial examples are used, including screening for prostate cancer, publication bias in psychiatry, public health issues in developing countries, and conflicts between observational studies and randomized trials. Statistical issues are explained clearly without complex mathematics, and the most useful methods are summarized in the appendix. The final chapters give six applications of the critical appraisal of major studies; randomized trials of medical treatment and prevention, a prospective and a retrospective cohort study, a small matched case-control study, and a large case-control study. In these chapters, sections of the original papers are reproduced and the original studies places in context by a summary of current developments.

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