Epidemiology and Biostatistics: An Introduction to Clinical Research by Bryan KestenbaumEpidemiology and Biostatistics: An Introduction to Clinical Research by Bryan Kestenbaum

Epidemiology and Biostatistics: An Introduction to Clinical Research

byBryan Kestenbaum

Paperback | September 10, 2009

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This textbook was born from a disparate collection of written materials that were created to teach Epidemiology and Biostatistics to second year medical students at the University of Washington. These materials included handouts, practice problems, guides to reading research articles, quizzes, notes from student help sessions, and student emails. The primary goal of these written materials, and now this book, is to recreate the perspective of learning Epidemiology and Biostatistics for the first time. With critical editing assistance from Epidemiology faculty, graduate students in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and the students themselves, I have tried to preserve the innate logic and connectedness of clinical research methods and to demonstrate their application. The textbook is designed to provide students with the tools necessary to form their own informed conclusions from the clinical research literature. More than ever, a clear understanding of the fundamental aspects of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is needed to successfully navigate the increasingly complex methods utilized by modern clinical research studies. This book could not have been created without the dedicated help of the e- tors, the teaching assistants, and the students, who asked the important questions. I would especially like to thank my family who patiently allowed me so much time to write.
Dr. Kestenbaum is an Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, at the University of Washington.
Title:Epidemiology and Biostatistics: An Introduction to Clinical ResearchFormat:PaperbackDimensions:242 pagesPublished:September 10, 2009Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0387884327

ISBN - 13:9780387884325


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.

Editorial Reviews

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)