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POM I Clinical Epidemiology: Course Resources

A collection of recommended resources for the Clinical Epidemiology section of the Practice of Medicine I


Hully SB, Cummings SR, Browner WS, Grady DG, Newman TB

Designing Clinical Research 4th ed  [print copies also available at Becker Library]


Required Text

Straus SE, Glaszious P, Richardson WS, Haynes RB 
Evidence-Based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM [print copies also available at Becker Library ]


Haynes RB 
Clinical Epidemiology: How to Do Clinical Practice Research 3rd ed  [print copies also available at Becker Library]


Ball J, Bewick V and Cheek L  Review: Statistics review 13: Receiver operating characteristic curves.  Critical Care 2004, 8:508-512

Bewick V, et al.    Statistics review 13: receiver operating characteristics curves.   Critical Care 2004, 8:508-12

Bewick V, et al.  Review. Statistics review 8: Qualitative data - tests of association.

Boden, WE, et al.  Optimal medical therapy with our without PCI for stable coronary disease.  N Engl J Med 2007, 12;356(15):1503-16

Borson S, Scanlan JM, Chen P, Ganguli M.  Ganguli M.  The Mini-Cog as a screen for dementia: validation in a population-based sample.  J Am Geriatr Soc 2003 51:1451-1454

Chan PS, et al.  Long-term outcomes in elderly survivors of in-hospital cardiac arrest.     N Engl J Med 2013; 368:1019-26

Frakt A., et al.  Can this treatment help me?  There's a statistic for that. The New York Times "The UpShot"  Jan. 26, 2015

Goel I and the Health Services Research Group.  Decision analysis: applications and limitations.  CMAJ August 15, 1992:147:413-417

Greenbalgh T  How to read a paper: Statistics for the non-statistician. II: "Significant" relations and their pitfalls.  BMJ 1997;315;422-25

Halsey LG , et al. The fickle P value generates irreproducible results. Nature Methods 2015 12(3):179-185

Hill, AB  The environment and disease:  association or causation?  Proceed Royal Soc Med 1965 58(5);295-300

Kernan WN, et al.  Phenylpropanolamine and the risk of hemorrhagic stroke.  N Engl J Med 2000:343:1826-32'

Knottnerus J.A, et al.  How to write a paper.  J Clin Epi 2013; 66(4):353-4

´╗┐Loong TW  Understanding sensitivity and specificity with the right side of the brain.  BMJ  2003;327:716-9

Murad MH, et al.  How to read a systematic review and meta-analysis and apply the results to patient care.  JAMA 2014;312(2):171-9

Piccirillo JF  Improving the quality of the reporting of research results.  JAMA Otolaryn Head Neck 2016;142(10):937-8  35 FDA-approved prescription drugs later pulled from the market.  [Last updated on 1/30/2014]

Sjostrom L, et al.  Effects of bariatric surgery on mortality in Swedish obese subjects.  N Engl J Med 2007 Aug 23;357(8):741-52

Smith R  Communicating risk: the main work of doctors.  BMJ 2003 September  25;327 (7417)

Thornton H  Editorials: Patients' understanding of risk. BMJ 2003 September 27;327(7417):693-4

Wang, M.T.M., et al.  Reporting of limitations of observational research [Research letter] JAMA Intern Med 2015;175(9):1571-2

Ware M, Mabe M.  Mabe M.  The STM Report: an overview of scientific and scholarly journal publishingThe Hague, The Netherlands: International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers; 2015.

Whitley E, Ball J  Review. Statistics review 5: Comparison of means.  Critical Care  202, 6:424-428.

Whitley E, Ball J  Review. Statistics review 6: Nonparametric Methods.   Critical Care  202, 6:509-513

Whitely E, Ball J  Review.  Statistics review 3:Hypothesis testing and P values.  Critical Care  2002, 6:222-225

Whitely E, Ball J  Review.  Statistics review 4:Sample size calculations.  Critical Care  2002, 6:335-341

Whitely E, Ball J  Review.  Statistics review 2: Samples and populations.  Critical Care 2002 6:143

Woloshin S, Schwartz LM, Ellner A  Editorials: Making sense of risk information on the web.  BMJ 2003

Ziliak S.  P values and the search for significance.  Nature Methods  2017 14(1):3-4