Clinical Research Methods for Surgeons by David F. PensonClinical Research Methods for Surgeons by David F. Penson

Clinical Research Methods for Surgeons

EditorDavid F. Penson

Paperback | November 5, 2010

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Clinical Research Methods for Surgeons is a comprehensive guide for the surgical scientist, and serves as both a critical review of existing literature and a reference guide for clinical research methodologies as they apply to surgery. The text addresses the clinical research questions facing 21st century surgeons, and provides clear direction on how to incorporate sophisticated research techniques into practice. In addition to the surgical generalist, this practical volume is specifically oriented to surgeons who treat unique diseases, yet have no single resource to facilitate clinical research in these specific areas.This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide encompasses the entire process of clinical study design, application, and assessment. Part One is aimed at the young surgeon about to engage in new studies, and gives a general overview of the infrastructure of clinical research. Parts Two and Three are geared towards experienced investigators interested in pursuing clinical research and surgeons reviewing the literature for practical application. Part Two focuses on study design and related statistical issues, while Part Three is concerned with measuring and assessing the outcome of clinical studies. Part Four presents topics of interest to the active investigator, such as quality of care and cost-effectiveness analyses. Clinical Research Methods for Surgeons is relevant to both beginning investigators and established researchers, and addresses the unique concerns of surgical diseases and acknowledges that they require special approaches to deal with clinical questions.
Title:Clinical Research Methods for SurgeonsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:350 pagesPublished:November 5, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617374962

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Table of Contents

Part I. Building a Foundation for Clinical ResearchPlanning the ResearchEugene H. BlackstoneEthical Issues in Clinical ResearchDavid F. PensonBudget Development and StaffingJudith Fine and Peter C. AlbertsenPart II. Clinical Research Design and Statistical TechniquesNonrandomized Interventional Study Designs (Quasi-Experimental Designs)David A. Axelrod and Rodney HaywardRandomized Clinical Trials of Surgical ProceduresMichael P. PorterUse of Observational Databases (Registries) in ResearchDeborah P. LubeckRisk AdjustmentWilliam G. Henderson and Shukri F. KhuriBasic Statistical MethodsDavid Etzioni, Nadia Howlader, and Ruth EtzioniSurvival AnalysesRodney L. Dunn and John T. WeiAssessing the Performance and Validity of Diagnostic Tests and Screening ProgramsDavid C. Miller, Rodney L. Dunn, and John T. WeiSecondary Data AnalysesAndrew L. Rosenberg, MaryLou V. H. Greenfield, and Justin B. DimickPart III. Outcome MeasurementTraditional Outcome MeasuresAruna V. Sarma and Julie C. McLaughlinHealth-Related Quality of LifeMark S. LitwinMeasuring Patient SatisfactionArvin Koruthu George and Martin G. SandaPart IV. Special Topics in Surgical Clinical ResearchQuality of CareJessica B. O'Connell and Clifford Y. KoCost-Effectiveness AnalysesLynn StothersQualitative Research TechniquesDonna L. Berry, Sally L. Maliski, and William J. EllisSystematic Reviews and Meta-AnalysesTimothy J. Wilt and Howard A. FinkIndex

Editorial Reviews

"There are larger reference texts but the simplicity of this book makes it an ideal place to start." -British Journal of Surgery