Essentials of Clinical Research (Google eBook)
Stephen P. Glasser
Springer, Jul 20, 2008 - Medical - 376 pages
This book is designed to provide the student interested in clinical research a foundation upon which to build more advanced study. The book focuses on clinical trials, in contrast to the many excellent textbooks that address epidemiological research. With the recent interest in patient oriented research, this book should provide a knowledge base that is not necessarily covered in other texts. Chapters discussing the FDA s role in clinical research, Data Safety and Monitoring Boards, Postmarketing studies, the use of placebo controls, and a focus on clinical trials illustrates this point. In addition, new types of clinical research are evolving, and as such, this book discusses genetic, pharmacoepidemiologic, and implementation research. Finally, chapters on tips on how to write a grant, the mentoring process, and how to present ones research results are unique to this book.
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Introduction to Clinical Research and Study Designs
Chapter 3 Clinical Trials
Alternative Interventional Study Designs
The United States Federal Drug Administration FDA and Clinical Research
The Placebo and Nocebo Effect
Recruitment and Retention
Implementation Research Beyond the Traditional Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Methodology for Studies of Diagnostic Tests
Statistical Power and Sample Size Some Fundamentals for Clinician Researchers
Association Cause and Correlation
Bias Confounding and Effect Modification
Its All About Uncertainty
Chapter 19 Grant Writing
The Media and Clinical Research
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