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

A Pocket Guide to Epidemiology

Author: David G. Kleinbaum,Kevin M. Sullivan,Nancy D. Barker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387459669

Category: Medical

Page: 284

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In the nearly three years since the publication of the ActivEpi companion text, the authors received several suggestions to produce an abbreviated version that narrows the discussion to the most "essential" principals and methods. A Pocket Guide to Epidemiology contains less than half as many pages as the ActivEpi Companion Text and is a stand-alone introductory text on the basic principals and concepts of epidemiology.

Biostatistics For Dummies

Author: John Pezzullo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118553993

Category: Medical

Page: 408

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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.

Statistics in Medicine

Author: Robert H. Riffenburgh

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123848652

Category: Science

Page: 738

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Statistics in Medicine, Third Edition makes medical statistics easy to understand by students, practicing physicians, and researchers. The book begins with databases from clinical medicine and uses such data to give multiple worked-out illustrations of every method. The text opens with how to plan studies from conception to publication and what to do with your data, and follows with step-by-step instructions for biostatistical methods from the simplest levels (averages, bar charts) progressively to the more sophisticated methods now being seen in medical articles (multiple regression, noninferiority testing). Examples are given from almost every medical specialty and from dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and health care management. A preliminary guide is given to tailor sections of the text to various lengths of biostatistical courses. User-friendly format includes medical examples, step-by-step methods, and check-yourself exercises appealing to readers with little or no statistical background, across medical and biomedical disciplines Facilitates stand-alone methods rather than a required sequence of reading and references to prior text Covers trial randomization, treatment ethics in medical research, imputation of missing data, evidence-based medical decisions, how to interpret medical articles, noninferiority testing, meta-analysis, screening number needed to treat, and epidemiology Fills the gap left in all other medical statistics books between the reader’s knowledge of how to go about research and the book’s coverage of how to analyze results of that research New in this Edition: New chapters on planning research, managing data and analysis, Bayesian statistics, measuring association and agreement, and questionnaires and surveys New sections on what tests and descriptive statistics to choose, false discovery rate, interim analysis, bootstrapping, Bland-Altman plots, Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC), and Deming regression Expanded coverage on probability, statistical methods and tests relatively new to medical research, ROC curves, experimental design, and survival analysis 35 Databases in Excel format used in the book and can be downloaded and transferred into whatever format is needed along with PowerPoint slides of figures, tables, and graphs from the book included on the companion site, http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780123848642 Medical subject index offers additional search capabilities

High-yield Biostatistics

Author: Anthony N. Glaser

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781796446

Category: Medical

Page: 104

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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.

Medical Statistics Made Easy

Author: Michael Harris,Gordon Taylor

Publisher: Scion Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781907904035

Category: Medical

Page: 128

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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

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

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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

Study Guide to Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Author: J. Richard Hebel,Robert J. McCarter

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449604757

Category: Education

Page: 219

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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

Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance

Author: Margaret Somerville,K. Kumaran,Rob Anderson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118999339

Category: Medical

Page: 128

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First Prize in Public health in the 2017 BMA Medical Book Awards Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance is a highly visual introduction to the key concepts and major themes of population health. With comprehensive coverage of all the core topics covered at medical school, it helps students understand the determinants of health and their study, from personal lifestyle choices and behaviour, to environmental, social and economic factors. This fully updated new edition features: • More coverage of audit and quality improvement techniques • Brand new sections on maternal and child health, and health of older people • New chapters on social determinants of health and guideline development • Expanded self-assessment material This accessible guide is an invaluable resource for medical and healthcare students, junior doctors, and those preparing for a career in epidemiology and public health

Biostatistics and Epidemiology

A Primer for Health Professionals

Author: Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475724241

Category: Science

Page: 185

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Biostatistics and Epidemiology: A Primer for Health Professionals focuses on the underlying framework of the field and offers practical guidelines for research and interpretation. In addition to major sections devoted to statistics and epidemiology, the book includes a comprehensive exploration of the scientific method, probability, and clinical trials. New to the second edition are: -a reorganization of the material -new information on survival analysis such as the Cox proportional hazards model -topics in nonparametric statistics -expanded discussion of probability and its applications in epidemiology -an entirely new chapter on areas relevant to behavioral research and change scores, reliability, validity, and responsiveness -new appendices providing specific and clear instructions on how to carry out several additional statistical calculations and tests Biostatistics and Epidemiology describes principles and methods applicable to medicine, public health, allied health, psychology and education and will be useful not only to physicians doing clinical as well as basic science research, but also to students at undergraduate, graduate and medical school levels.

Basic Statistics and Epidemiology

A Practical Guide

Author: Antony Stewart

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846194113

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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This straightforward primer in basic statistics emphasizes its practical use in epidemiology and public health, providing understanding of essential topics such as study design, data analysis and statistical methods used in the execution of medical research. This new edition is substantially revised and includes entirely new material on statistical power and sample size. Clearly worded and assuming no prior knowledge, it gives full step-by-step guidance on performing statistical calculations. It contains numerous examples and exercises with detailed answers to help readers grasp the main points of these complex subjects with ease, providing doctors, nurses, health managers, researchers and students with a concise and practical guide

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.

Acid-base, Fluids, and Electrolytes Made Ridiculously Simple

Author: Richard A. Preston

Publisher: Medmaster

ISBN: 9780940780989

Category: Medical

Page: 146

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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.

Essential Biostatistics

A Nonmathematical Approach

Author: Harvey Motulsky

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199365067

Category: Biometry

Page: 208

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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.

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)

High-Yield Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Public Health

Author: Anthony N. Glaser

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 146982714X

Category: Medical

Page: 168

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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.

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