Epidemiology and Biostatistics

An Introduction to Clinical Research

Author: Bryan Kestenbaum

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387884332

Category: Medical

Page: 242

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Concise, fast-paced, intensive introduction to clinical research design for students and clinical research professionals Readers will gain sufficient knowledge to pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination part I section in Epidemiology
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Study Guide to Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Author: J. Richard Hebel,Robert J. McCarter

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449604757

Category: Education

Page: 219

View: 6713

Help your students understand some of the most elusive fundamentals of epidemiology and biostatistics with this fully updated revision of the bestselling Study Guide to Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The Seventh Edition offers expanded chapters as well as coverage of new topics that have become prevalent in the medical literature such as: receiver-operator curve analysis to improve sensitivity/specificity; the power of a statistical test; one-tailed P values; comparison-wise significance levels versus study-wise significance levels; confidence interval and its relationship to statistical significance; meta-analysis with current methods for assessing heterogeneity and the potential for publication bias; and the use of propensity scoring to reduce bias in non-experimental studies. Key Features: • 46 objectives, expressed in behavioral terms, cite the concepts to be learned and the level at which students are expected to perform • Study Notes, which can be used as the sole source of input to cover the material or used to supplement attendance at a lecture series • Chapter Exercises, which encourage students to immediately use their newly acquired knowledge, and thus improve retention through practice • Multiple Choice Examinations, which have the same scope and are on the same level that students may expect to encounter in professional examinations
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Clinical Statistics: Introducing Clinical Trials, Survival Analysis, and Longitudinal Data Analysis

Author: Olga Korosteleva

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 076378771X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 120

View: 1328

Clinical Statistics: Introducing Clinical Trials, Survival Analysis, and Longitudinal Data Analysis provides the mathematic background necessary for students preparing for a career as a statistician in the biomedical field. The manual explains the steps a clinical statistician must take in clinical trials from protocol writing to subject randomization, to data monitoring, and on to writing a final report to the FDA. All of the necessary fundamentals of statistical analysis: survival and longitudinal data analysis are included. SAS procedures are explained with simple examples and the mathematics behind these SAS procedures are covered in detail with the statistical software program SAS which is implemented throughout the text. Complete codes are given for every example found in the text. The exercises featured throughout the guide are both theoretical and applied making it appropriate for those moving on to different clinical settings. Students will find Clinical Statistics to be a handy lab reference for coursework and in their future careers.
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High-yield Biostatistics

Author: Anthony N. Glaser

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781796446

Category: Medical

Page: 104

View: 1978

High-Yield™ Biostatistics, Third Edition provides a concise review of the biostatistics concepts that are tested in the USMLE Step 1. Information is presented in an easy-to-follow format, with High-Yield Points that help students focus on the most important USMLE Step 1 facts. Each chapter includes review questions, and an appendix provides answers with explanations. This updated edition includes additional information on epidemiology/public health. The improved, more readable format features briefer, bulleted paragraphs, more High-Yield Points, and boldfaced terms.
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Biostatistics For Dummies

Author: John Pezzullo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118553993

Category: Medical

Page: 408

View: 7485

Score your highest in biostatistics Biostatistics is a required course for students of medicine, epidemiology, forestry, agriculture, bioinformatics, and public health. In years past this course has been mainly a graduate-level requirement; however its application is growing and course offerings at the undergraduate level are exploding. Biostatistics For Dummies is an excellent resource for those taking a course, as well as for those in need of a handy reference to this complex material. Biostatisticians—analysts of biological data—are charged with finding answers to some of the world's most pressing health questions: how safe or effective are drugs hitting the market today? What causes autism? What are the risk factors for cardiovascular disease? Are those risk factors different for men and women or different ethnic groups? Biostatistics For Dummies examines these and other questions associated with the study of biostatistics. Provides plain-English explanations of techniques and clinical examples to help Serves as an excellent course supplement for those struggling with the complexities of the biostatistics Tracks to a typical, introductory biostatistics course Biostatistics For Dummies is an excellent resource for anyone looking to succeed in this difficult course.
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Medical Statistics

A Textbook for the Health Sciences

Author: Michael J. Campbell,David Machin,Stephen J. Walters

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470976630

Category: Medical

Page: 344

View: 8619

Provides students and practitioners with a clear, concise introduction to the statistics they will come across in their regular reading of clinical papers. Written by three experts with wide teaching and consulting experience, Medical Statistics: A Textbook for the Health Sciences, Fourth Edition: Assumes no prior knowledge of statistics Covers all essential statistical methods Completely revised, updated and expanded Includes numerous examples and exercises on the interpretation of the statistics in papers published in medical journals From the reviews of the previous edition: "The book has several excellent features: it is written by statisticians, is.... well presented, is well referenced.... and is short." THE LANCET "Many statisticians are concerned at the generally poor standard of statistics in papers published in medical journals. Perhaps this could be remedied if more research workers would spare a few hours to read through Campbell and Machin's book." BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL "... a simple, interesting and insightful introduction to medical statistics... highly recommended." STATISTICAL METHODS IN MEDICAL RESEARCH "Campbell and Machin found the golden mean... this book can be recommended for all students and all medical researchers." ISCB NEWSLETTER
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Essential Biostatistics

A Nonmathematical Approach

Author: Harvey Motulsky

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199365067

Category: Biometry

Page: 208

View: 4985

With its engaging and conversational tone, Essential Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Approach provides a clear introduction to statistics for students in a wide range of fields, and a concise statistics refresher for scientists and professionals who need to interpret statistical results. It explains the ideas behind statistics in nonmathematical terms, offers perspectives on how to interpret published statistical results, and points out common conceptual traps to avoid. It can be used as a stand-alone text or as a supplement to a traditional statistics textbook.
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Medical Statistics Made Easy

Author: Michael Harris,Gordon Taylor

Publisher: Scion Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781907904035

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 8981

Medical Statistics Made Easy 3e scores 99/100 and 5 stars on Doody's (Sept 2014)! Here's what the reviewer said: "This is a practical guide to the use of statistics in medical literature and their application in clinical practice. The numerous examples help make the conceptualization of complex ideas easy. It is a great resource for healthcare students and clinicians in the field." Medical Statistics Made Easy has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published in 2003 (#1 bestseller in medical statistics on Amazon). It is widely recommend on a variety of courses and programmes, from undergraduate medicine, through to professional medical qualifications. It is a book of key statistics principles for anyone studying or working in medicine and healthcare who needs a basic overview of the subject. Using a consistent format, the authors describe the most common statistical methods in turn and then rate them on how difficult they are to understand and how common they are. The worked examples that demonstrate the statistical method in action have been updated to include current articles from the medical literature and now feature a much wider range of medical journals. This new third edition continues with the same structure as the previous editions and also includes a new section on statistical process controls. From reviews of the second edition: "We would recommend this book as an introduction into medical statistics before plunging into the deep 'statistical' waters! It gives confidence to the reader in taking up the challenge of understanding statistics and [being] able to apply knowledge in analysing medical literature." Stefanie Zhao Lin Lip & Louise Murchison, Scottish Medical Journal, June 2010 "If ever there was a book that completely lived up to its title, this is it... The whole way in which the authors have written this book is commendable; the chapters are succinct, easy to follow and a pleasure to read...Is it value for money? ? a definite yes even at twice the price. Of course I never exaggerate but if you breathe, you should own this book!" Ian Pearce, Urology News, June 2010
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Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple

Author: Mark Gladwin,William Trattler,C. Scott Mahan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935660156

Category: Medical

Page: 403

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A brief, clear, thorough, and highly enjoyable approach to clinical microbiology, brimming with mnemonics, humor, summary charts and illustrations, from AIDS to flesh-eating bacteria to ebola, mad cow disease, hantavirus, anthrax, smallpox, botulism, etc. Significant updates. Excellent Board review.
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The Four-Minute Neurologic Exam

Author: Stephen Goldberg

Publisher: Medmaster Inc

ISBN: 9780940780965

Category: Medical

Page: 49

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"NEURO WNL" ("the neurological exam is within normal limits") is commonly the last notation on a physical exam report. Regretfully, this often means that virtually no neuro exam took place. The patient looked O.K. to all superficial appearances and had no particular neurologic complaints. A physician can be trapped into this approach, when there is inadequate time for the 90 minute neurologic exam some references suggest, or even the 20 minute exam suggested for patients with no neurologic complaints. In reality, there are times when 5 minutes or less is available. This book, written for the non-neurologist, focuses on a brief neurologic screening exam that maximizes the useful information obtainable when time is limited. It is not a substitute for the more formal neurologic evaluation that should follow, perhaps by a neurologist, when the screening exam reveals significant findings. A glossary has been included for words not defined in the text. Chapter 1 has been modified from an article by the author in the April 1981 issue of American Family Physician, and contains illustrations by Peter Y. Stone.
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Acid-base, Fluids, and Electrolytes Made Ridiculously Simple

Author: Richard A. Preston

Publisher: Medmaster

ISBN: 9780940780989

Category: Medical

Page: 146

View: 4093

A brief, highly readable book providing the clinician with a straightforward approach to solving even the most complex, acid-base, fluid, and electrolyte problems. Useful to medical students, interns and residents, nurses responsible for IV fluid therapy, and first year nephrology fellows.
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Intuitive Biostatistics

A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking

Author: Harvey Motulsky

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199946647

Category: Medical

Page: 540

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Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition of Intuitive Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking retains and refines the core perspectives of the previous editions: a focus on how to interpret statistical results rather than on how to analyze data, minimal use of equations, and a detailed review of assumptions and common mistakes. With its engaging and conversational tone, this unique book provides a clear introduction to statistics for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide range of fields and also serves as a statistics refresher for working scientists. It is especially useful for those students in health-science related fields who have no background in biostatistics. NEW TO THIS EDITION * A new chapter on the complexities of probability * A new chapter on meta-analysis * A completely rewritten chapter on statistical traps to avoid * More sections on common mistakes in data analysis * More Q&A sections * New topics and examples * New learning tools (each chapter ends with a summary and a list of statistical terms)
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An Atlas of Comparative Vertebrate Histology

Author: Donald B. McMillan,Richard James Harris

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124095976

Category: Medical

Page: 634

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Atlas of Comparative Vertebrate Histology looks at the histology of a wide range of vertebrates, representative of all the major classes and families, with examples ranging from amphioxus to primates. The authors focus their microscope on commonly seen vertebrates as well as ‘non-standard’ species, such as lamprey, hagfish, dogfish, skate, rock bass, cod, river catfish, toad, amphiuma, leopard and bull frog, garter and brown snake, Coturnix quail and cowbird. The study of comparative histology in the vertebrates helps students and researchers alike understand how various groups have addressed similar problems, opening doors to interesting research possibilities. Not all vertebrates follow the mammalian model of tissue and organ structure. When dealing with unique species, we see some structures taken beyond their ‘normal’ function. Comparative histology allows us to understand the structural responses underlying the physiology unique to each vertebrate group. Presents the histology of a wide range of vertebrates, representative of all the major classes and families, with examples ranging from amphioxus to primates Includes an image gallery with over 500 flat images and 50+ virtual microscopy slides Contains electronic content features cross linking between text, tables and the image gallery
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Biostatistics for Medical and Biomedical Practitioners

Author: Julien I. E. Hoffman

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128026073

Category: Medical

Page: 770

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Biostatistics for Practitioners: An Interpretative Guide for Medicine and Biology deals with several aspects of statistics that are indispensable for researchers and students across the biomedical sciences. The book features a step-by-step approach, focusing on standard statistical tests, as well as discussions of the most common errors. The book is based on the author’s 40+ years of teaching statistics to medical fellows and biomedical researchers across a wide range of fields. Discusses how to use the standard statistical tests in the biomedical field, as well as how to make statistical inferences (t test, ANOVA, regression etc.) Includes non-standards tests, including equivalence or non-inferiority testing, extreme value statistics, cross-over tests, and simple time series procedures such as the runs test and Cusums Introduces procedures such as multiple regression, Poisson regression, meta-analysis and resampling statistics, and provides references for further studies
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Clinical Biostatistics

An Introduction to Evidence-based Medicine

Author: Graham Dunn,Brian Everitt

Publisher: Hodder Arnold

ISBN: 9780340595312

Category: Medical

Page: 154

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A biostatistics text which is also motivated by clinical problems. It is written in reponse to the increasing number of medical schools moving over to a problem-based curriculum in which clinical skills and basic science are learnt in an integrated manner.
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High-Yield Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Public Health

Author: Anthony N. Glaser

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 146982714X

Category: Medical

Page: 168

View: 8042

High-YieldTM Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Public Health, Fourth Edition provides a concise review of the biostatistics concepts that are tested in the USMLE Step 1. Information is presented in an easy-to-follow format, with High-Yield Points that help students focus on the most important USMLE Step 1 facts. The High-YieldTM outline format, with tables, diagrams, photographs, and images to clarify important material, provides a concentrated, efficient review for both course exams and the USMLE.
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Good-natured Statistics

In Everyday Language With Animal Behavior

Author: Ann Weaver

Publisher: Bookman Pub

ISBN: 9781594536397

Category: Reference

Page: 343

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Do you cringe at the idea of doing statistics? Would you rather do anything else but statistics? Good-Natured Statistics is for you. It is unique. It explains basic concepts and statistics in understandable language with real-world examples and stories about animal behavior. If you have to learn statistics but do not want to, this is the book for you. What students have said? ?Thanks for making a very complex subject much simpler!!!? L. Payton ?I am a numbers and stats wreck. Good-Natured Statistics is the prescription I needed to calm my nerves.? C. Long ?Statistics have always been a big blur for me. It is refreshing to pick up Dr. Weaver's chapters and read.? O. Darby ?Dr. Weaver has a very direct way of explaining the material, almost simplistic. I appreciate this quality.? C. Westerman ?Using romance to explain [Chapter 3 concepts] is just what I needed.? L. Watkins ?Your way of defining hypothesis testing made me laugh.? D. Westerman ?I particularly liked Dr. Weaver's analogies to gambling, examples like personal beauty and her experiences with the dolphins an baby chimps.? A. Johnson
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