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Medicine deals with treatments that work often but not always, so treatment success must be based on probability. Statistical methods lift medical research from the anecdotal to measured levels of probability. This book presents the common statistical methods used in 90% of medical research, along with the underlying basics, in two parts: a textbook section for use by students in health care training programs, e.g., medical schools or residency training, and a reference section for use by practicing clinicians in reading medical literature and performing their own research. The book does not require a significant level of mathematical knowledge and couches the methods in multiple examples drawn from clinical medicine, giving it applicable context.* Easy-to-follow format incorporates medical examples, step-by-step methods, and check yourself exercises* Two-part design features course material and a professional reference section* Chapter summaries provide a review of formulas, method algorithms, and check lists* Companion site links to statistical databases that can be downloaded and used to perform the exercises from the book and practice statistical methodsNew in this Edition:* New chapters on: multifactor tests on means of continuous data, equivalence testing, and advanced methods* New topics include: trial randomization, treatment ethics in medical research, imputation of missing data, and making evidence-based medical decisions* Updated database coverage and additional exercises* Expanded coverage of numbers needed to treat and to benefit, and regression analysis including stepwise regression and Cox regressionThorough discussion on required sample size
Since its founding in 1951, the Epidemic Intelligence Service has waged war on every imaginable ailment. When an epidemic hits, the EIS will be there to crack the case, however mysterious or deadly, saving countless lives in the process. Over the years they have successfully battled polio, cholera, and smallpox, to name a few, and in recent years have turned to the epidemics killing us nowsmoking, obesity, and gun violence among them. The successful EIS model has spread internationally: former EIS officers on the staff of the Centers for Disease Control have helped to establish nearly thirty similar programs around the world. EIS veterans have gone on to become leaders in the world of public health in organizations such as the World Health Organization. Inside the Outbreaks takes readers on a riveting journey through the history of this remarkable organization, following Epidemic Intelligence Service officers on their globetrotting quest to eliminate the most lethal and widespread threats to the world's health.
The field of genetics is rapidly evolving and new medical breakthroughs are occuring as a result of advances in knowledge of genetics. This series continually publishes important reviews of the broadest interest to geneticists and their colleagues in affiliated disciplines.* Five sections on the latest advances in complex traits* Methods for testing with ethical, legal, and social implications * Hot topics include discussions on systems biology approach to drug discovery; using comparative genomics for detecting human disease genes; computationally intensive challenges, and more
A practical introduction to secondary data analysis, with a list of major sources in the United States.
For researchers, clinicians, and other health professionals looking to select, develop, or apply medical tests.
The field of genetics is rapidly evolving and medical breakthroughs are occurring as a result of advances in knowledge of genetics. This series publishes important reviews of interest to geneticists and their colleagues in affiliated disciplines.
Offers a unified approach to public health appropriate for masters' level students and practitioners - specifically for courses in MPH programs, community health and preventive medicine programs, community health education programs, community health nursing programs, as well as programs for other medical professionals such as pharmacy.