Data Monitoring in Clinical Trials: A Case Studies Approach by David L. DeMets,Curt D. Furberg,Lawrence M. Friedman PDF

By David L. DeMets,Curt D. Furberg,Lawrence M. Friedman

ISBN-10: 0387203303

ISBN-13: 9780387203300

Randomized medical trials are the greatest for constructing many medical perform guidance and are relevant to proof established drugs. acquiring the simplest facts via medical trials has to be performed in the obstacles of rigorous technological know-how and moral ideas. One basic precept is that trials are usually not proceed longer than essential to achieve their ambitions. for this reason, trials needs to be monitored for recruitment development, caliber of knowledge, adherence to sufferer care or prevention criteria, and early facts of gain or damage. often, a gaggle of exterior specialists, self sustaining from the investigators and trial sponsor, is charged with this tracking accountability, specially for protection and early gain. This team is pointed out via quite a few names, equivalent to a knowledge tracking committee or a knowledge and security tracking board. This publication, via a sequence of case stories provided via many extraordinary medical trial specialists, illustrates the complexity of this tracking approach. The editors supply an summary of the method and a precis of a mess of the teachings discovered from the circumstances offered. This booklet can be important to an individual serving on a knowledge and protection tracking board, or planning on doing so, for colleagues in academia, and governmental organizations, and for educating scholars in biostatistics, epidemiology, scientific trials and clinical ethics. No different textual content has as huge a set of instances which supply perception into the numerous matters, frequently conflicting, that needs to be tested earlier than thoughts to proceed or stop a tribulation should be made. whereas intensity in statistical equipment isn't really required, a few familiarity with statistical layout and research concerns in medical trials is beneficial. The instances conceal trials which have been terminated early for convincing proof of gain, or for damaging results. situations with advanced matters also are integrated. This sequence of situations may still supply huge history info for capability tracking committee individuals and higher arrange them for the demanding situations which may exist within the trials for which they're dependable. 'This publication is a must-read for people serving on or helping info tracking committees in addition to statisticians and different disciplines excited by the layout and research of scientific trials with meantime monitoring.' magazine of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, factor 6, 2006

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