Epidemiology and Biostatistics: An Introduction to Clinical Research

Paperback | September 10, 2009

byBryan Kestenbaum

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

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

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This text provides students and other health professionals with the knowledge necessary to interpret clinical research articles, design clinical studies, and learn essential epidemiological concepts in an expedient and concise manner. Fundamental concepts are presented in a highly succinct format suitable for students with no previous ...

Dr. Kestenbaum is an Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, at the University of Washington.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.04 inPublished:September 10, 2009Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387884327

ISBN - 13:9780387884325

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Table of Contents

EPIDEMIOLOGY.- Measures of Disease Frequency.- General Considerations in Clinical Research Design.- Case Reports and Case Series.- Cross-sectional Studies.- Cohort Studies.- Case-control Studies.- Randomized Trials.- Misclassification.- Confounding.- Control of Confounding.- Effect Modification.- Screening.- Diagnostic Testing.- BIOSTATISTICS.- Summary Measures in Clinical Research.- Introduction to Statistical Inference.- Hypothesis Tests.- Intepreting Hypothesis Testing.- Linear Regression.- Non-linear Regression Models.- Survival Analysis.

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From the reviews:"In this introductory textbook, examples are carefully chosen to help readers understand important concepts in epidemiology and biostatistics, as well as their application to the field of clinical research. . the book will be useful to any healthcare practitioner interested in having a better understanding of clinical research. . This book has the important quality of providing students with an introductory overview that not only helps them understand the methods, but also guides those interested in learning more in the right direction." (Daniela Claudia Moga, Doody's Review Service, November, 2009)"This concise introductory textbook was 'born from a disparate collection of written materials that were created to teach epidemiology and biostatistics to second-year medical students.' . to provide medical students with a basic instruction to clinical epidemiology and biostatistics . . suitable for . students with no previous background in clinical epidemiology or biostatistics and for practitioners who want concise introduction to facilitate interpretation of the medical literature. . serve as the course text for a medical student introduction to clinical research methods." (Douglas J. Lanska, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 303 (18), 2010)