This volume, representing a compilation of authoritative reviews on a multitude of uses of statistics in epidemiology and medical statistics written by internationally renowned experts, is addressed to statisticians working in biomedical and epidemiological fields who use statistical and quantitative methods in their work. While the use of statistics in these fields has a long and rich history, explosive growth of science in general and clinical and epidemiological sciences in particular have gone through a see of change, spawning the development of new methods and innovative adaptations of standard methods. Since the literature is highly scattered, the Editors have undertaken this humble exercise to document a representative collection of topics of broad interest to diverse users. The volume spans a cross section of standard topics oriented toward users in the current evolving field, as well as special topics in much need which have more recent origins. This volume was prepared especially keeping the applied statisticians in mind, emphasizing applications-oriented methods and techniques, including references to appropriate software when relevant. · Contributors are internationally renowned experts in their respective areas · Addresses emerging statistical challenges in epidemiological, biomedical, and pharmaceutical research · Methods for assessing Biomarkers, analysis of competing risks · Clinical trials including sequential and group sequential, crossover designs, cluster randomized, and adaptive designs · Structural equations modelling and longitudinal data analysis
The book aims to provide both comprehensive reviews of the classical methods and an introduction to new developments in medical statistics. The topics range from meta analysis, clinical trial design, causal inference, personalized medicine to machine learning and next generation sequence analysis. Since the publication of the first edition, there have been tremendous advances in biostatistics and bioinformatics. The new edition tries to cover as many important emerging areas and reflect as much progress as possible. Many distinguished scholars, who greatly advanced their research areas in statistical methodology as well as practical applications, also have revised several chapters with relevant updates and written new ones from scratch. The new edition has been divided into four sections, including, Statistical Methods in Medicine and Epidemiology, Statistical Methods in Clinical Trials, Statistical Genetics, and General Methods. To reflect the rise of modern statistical genetics as one of the most fertile research areas since the publication of the first edition, the brand new section on Statistical Genetics includes entirely new chapters reflecting the state of the art in the field. Although tightly related, all the book chapters are self-contained and can be read independently. The book chapters intend to provide a convenient launch pad for readers interested in learning a specific topic, applying the related statistical methods in their scientific research and seeking the newest references for in-depth research. Contents:Statistics in Medicine and Epidemiology:History of Statistical Thinking in Medicine (Tar Timothy Chen)Describing Data, Modeling Variation, and Statistical Practice (Hongyan Du and Ming T Tan)Covariate-Specific and Covariate-Adjusted Predictive Values of Prognostic Biomarkers with Survival Outcome (Yunbei Ma, Xiao-Hua Zhou and Kwun Chuen (Gary) Chan)Statistical Methods for Personalized Medicine (Lu Tian and Xiaoguang Zhao)Statistics Used in Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and Quality Improvement in Radiological Studies (Ying Lu and Shoujun Zhao)Applications of Statistical Methods in Medical Imaging (Jesse S Jin)Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Evidence-Based Medicine (Jianli Li)Quality of Life: Issues Concerning Assessment and Analysis (Jiqian Fang and Yuantao Hao)Meta-Analysis (Xuyu Zhou, Jiqian Fang, Chuanhua Yu, Zongli Xu, Lu Tian, and Ying Lu)Statistical Models and Methods in Infectious Diseases (Hulin Wu and Shoujun Zhao)Special Models for Sampling Survey (Sujuan Gao)The Use of Capture–Recapture Methodology in Epidemiological Surveillance and Ecological Surveys (Anne Chao, T C Hsieh and Hsin-Chou Yang)Statistical Methods in the Effective Evaluation of Mass Screening for Diseases (Qing Liu)Statistics in Clinical Trials:Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research and Development (Shein-Chung Chow and Annpey Pong)Statistics in Pharmacology and Pre-Clinical Studies (Tze Leung Lai, Mei-Chiung Shin and Guangrui Zhu)Statistics in Toxicology (James J Chen)Dose-Response Modeling and Benchmark Doses in Health Risk Assessment (Yiliang Zhu)Some Fundamental Statistical Issues and Methodologies in Confirmatory Trials (George Y H Chi, Haiyan Xu and Qing Liu)Surrogates for Qualitative Evaluation of Treatment Effects (Zhi Geng)Adaptive Trial Design in Clinical Research (Annpey Pong and Shein-Chung Chow)Statistics in the Research of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Danhui Yi and Yang Li)Statistical Genetics:Sparse Segment Identifications with Applications to DNA Copy Number Variation Analysis (X Jessie Jeng, T Tony Cai and Hongzhe Li)Statistical Methods for Design and Analysis of Linkage Studies (Qizhai Li, Hong Qin, Zhaohai Li, and Gang Zheng)Transcriptome Analysis Using Next-Generation Sequencing (Jingyi Jessica Li, Haiyan Huang, Minping Qian and Xuegong Zhang)Genetic Structure of Human Population (Hua Tang and Kun Tang)Data Integration Methods in Genome Wide Association Studies (Ning Sun and Hongyu Zhao)Causal Inference (Zhi Geng)General Methods:Survival Analysis (D Y Lin)Nonparametric Regression Models for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data (Colin O Wu, Xin Tian, Kai F Yu, and Mi-Xia Wu)Local Modeling: Density Estimation and Nonparametric Regression (Jianqing Fan and Runze Li)Statistical Methods for Dependent Data (Feng Chen)Bayesian Methods (Ming-Hui Chen and Keying Ye)Valid Prior-Free Probabilistic Inference and Its Applications in Medical Statistics (Duncan Ermini Leaf, Hyokun Yun, and Chuanhai Liu)Stochastic Processes and Their Applications in Medical Science (Caixia Li and Jiqian Fang)Interpolation of Missing Values and Adjustment of Moving Holiday Effect in Time Series (Zhang Jin-Xin, Zhang Xi, Xue Yun-Lian, Li Ji-Bin and Huang Bo)Tree-based Methods (Heping Zhang)Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks (Xia Jielai, Jiang Hongwei, and Tang Qiyi) Readership: Biostatisticians, applied statisticians, medical researchers and clinicians, biopharmaceutical researchers, public health epidemiologists, biometricians and applied mathematicians. Key Features: The book covers very broad topics in medical statistics The book covers both most recent developments as well as classical work of the selected areas The book chapter is written by the experts in the field and illustrated with real life examplesKeywords:Medicine;Statistics;Epidemiology;Genomics;Clinical Trials;Bioinformatics;Machine Learning;Statistical Theory;Public HealthReviews: Review of the First Edition: “Overall the book covers a wide variety of applications. Each method is presented in sufficient depth to allow the reader to understand when the method(s) can be used … this book would be a useful resource for any practitioner in medical research.” Statistical Methods in Medical Research
The latest edition of Juvinall/Marshek's Fundamentals of Machine Component Design focuses on sound problem solving strategies and skills needed to navigate through large amounts of information. Revisions in the text include coverage of Fatigue in addition to a continued concentration on the fundamentals of component design. Several other new features include new learning objectives added at the beginning of all chapters; updated end-of-chapter problems, the elimination of weak problems and addition of new problems; updated applications for currency and relevance and new ones where appropriate; new system analysis problems and examples; improved sections dealing with Fatigue; expanded coverage of failure theory; and updated references.
This straightforward primer in basic statistics emphasises its practical use in epidemiology and public health, providing an understanding of essential topics such as study design, data analysis and statistical methods used in the execution of medical research. This new Edition includes fresh sections on Correlation and Linear Regression, as well as brand new exercises reflecting current working life. Clearly worded and assuming no prior knowledge, it gives full step-by-step guidance on performing statistical calculations.Illustrated by numerous examples, and containing exercises with detailed answers, it will help readers grasp the main points of these complex subjects with ease.
There has been a growing recognition of the importance of mathematical and statistical methods in the history of medicine, particularly in those areas where statistical methods are a sine qua non such as epidemiology and randomised clinical trials. Despite this expanding scholarly interest, the development of the mathematical and statistical technologies in the biological sciences has not been examined systematically. This collection of essays aims to provide a broader overview of this field, and to explore the use of these with the use of these quantitative technologies in medical and clinical cultures from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries.
Essential Statistical Methods for Medical Statistics presents only key contributions which have been selected from the volume in the Handbook of Statistics: Medical Statistics, Volume 27 (2009). While the use of statistics in these fields has a long and rich history, the explosive growth of science in general, and of clinical and epidemiological sciences in particular, has led to the development of new methods and innovative adaptations of standard methods. This volume is appropriately focused for individuals working in these fields. Contributors are internationally renowned experts in their respective areas. · Contributors are internationally renowned experts in their respective areas · Addresses emerging statistical challenges in epidemiological, biomedical, and pharmaceutical research · Methods for assessing Biomarkers, analysis of competing risks · Clinical trials including sequential and group sequential, crossover designs, cluster randomized, and adaptive designs · Structural equations modelling and longitudinal data analysis
Anyone who attempts to read genetics or epidemiology research literature needs to understand the essentials of biostatistics. This book, a revised new edition of the successful Essentials of Biostatistics has been written to provide such an understanding to those who have little or no statistical background and who need to keep abreast of new findings in this fast moving field. Unlike many other elementary books on biostatistics, the main focus of this book is to explain basic concepts needed to understand statistical procedures. This Book: Surveys basic statistical methods used in the genetics and epidemiology literature, including maximum likelihood and least squares. Introduces methods, such as permutation testing and bootstrapping, that are becoming more widely used in both genetic and epidemiological research. Is illustrated throughout with simple examples to clarify the statistical methodology. Explains Bayes’ theorem pictorially. Features exercises, with answers to alternate questions, enabling use as a course text. Written at an elementary mathematical level so that readers with high school mathematics will find the content accessible. Graduate students studying genetic epidemiology, researchers and practitioners from genetics, epidemiology, biology, medical research and statistics will find this an invaluable introduction to statistics.
Epidemiologic studies provide research strategies for investigating public health and scientific questions relating to the factors that cause and prevent ailments in human populations. Statistics in Epidemiology: Methods, Techniques and Applications presents a comprehensive review of the wide range of principles, methods and techniques underlying prospective, retrospective and cross-sectional approaches to epidemiologic studies. Written for epidemiologists and other researchers without extensive backgrounds in statistics, this new book provides a clear and concise description of the statistical tools used in epidemiology. Emphasis is given to the application of these statistical tools, and examples are provided to illustrate direct methods for applying common statistical techniques in order to obtain solutions to problems. Statistics in Epidemiology: Methods, Techniques and Applications goes beyond the elementary material found in basic epidemiology and biostatistics books and provides a detailed account of techniques:
This book contains a Foreword by Allyson Pollock, Professor and Head, Centre for International Public Health Policy, University of Edinburgh. Healthcare students, practitioners and researchers need a sound basis for making valid statistical inferences from health data. To make the best use of statistical software, it is necessary to understand how probabilistic inference works. This book explains that, along with the various ways statistical data can be described and presented. It is designed to develop insight rather than simply the mechanical skills found in other textbooks. This book is specifically designed to underpin the concepts of statistics and epidemiology. It is practical and easy to use and is ideal for people who can feel uncomfortable with mathematics. 'Excellent. A great primer for all students and research workers engaged in learning how to use statistical ideas in public health. It sets out the core concepts and explains them clearly, using worked examples as illustration. If followed carefully, the engaged reader should be able to use the standard statistical software packages intelligently and sensitively. It will stimulate the public health student, in whatever context, and new researchers, to approach the enterprise with enhanced confidence in interpreting and coherently explaining their findings.' - Allyson Pollock, in the Foreword.
Statistical methodology is of great importance to medical research and clinical practice. The Encyclopaedic Companion to Medical Statistics contains readable accounts of the key topics central to current research and practice. Each entry has been written by an individual chosen for both their expertise in the field and their ability to communicate statistical concepts successfully to medical researchers. Real examples from the biomedical literature and relevant illustrations feature in many entries and extensive cross–referencing signposts the reader to related entries. Key Features: Contains accounts of over 400 statistical topics central to current medical research. 80% of first edition entries updated and revised. Presents the latest techniques used at the cutting edge of medical research. Covers common errors in statistical analyses in medicine. Real examples from the biomedical literature and relevant illustrations feature throughout. Contains contributions from over 70 experts in the field. Medical researchers, researchers and practitioners in medical research and statistics will benefit greatly from this book.