The Gradient Test

Author: Artur Lemonte
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128036133
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Gradient Test: Another Likelihood-Based Test presents the latest on the gradient test, a large-sample test that was introduced in statistics literature by George R. Terrell in 2002. The test has been studied by several authors, is simply computed, and can be an interesting alternative to the classical large-sample tests, namely, the likelihood ratio (LR), Wald (W), and Rao score (S) tests. Due to the large literature about the LR, W and S tests, the gradient test is not frequently used to test hypothesis. The book covers topics on the local power of the gradient test, the Bartlett-corrected gradient statistic, the gradient statistic under model misspecification, and the robust gradient-type bounded-influence test. Covers the background of the gradient statistic and the different models Discusses The Bartlett-corrected gradient statistic Explains the algorithm to compute the gradient-type statistic

Microeconometrics

Author: A. Colin Cameron
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521848053
Format: PDF, Docs
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This text is the most comprehensive work to date on microeconometrics, its methods and applications.

Hospital Medicine

Author: Robert M. Wachter
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781747271
Format: PDF
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Now thoroughly updated, this resource offers practical, evidence-based guidelines for the care of hospitalized patients. The only book geared directly and exclusively to inpatient management, this guide is edited by national leaders in the hospital field.

Statistical Advances in the Biomedical Sciences

Author: Atanu Biswas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470181195
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Most Comprehensive and Cutting-Edge Guide to Statistical Applications in Biomedical Research With the increasing use of biotechnology in medical research and the sophisticated advances in computing, it has become essential for practitioners in the biomedical sciences to be fully educated on the role statistics plays in ensuring the accurate analysis of research findings. Statistical Advances in the Biomedical Sciences explores the growing value of statistical knowledge in the management and comprehension of medical research and, more specifically, provides an accessible introduction to the contemporary methodologies used to understand complex problems in the four major areas of modern-day biomedical science: clinical trials, epidemiology, survival analysis, and bioinformatics. Composed of contributions from eminent researchers in the field, this volume discusses the application of statistical techniques to various aspects of modern medical research and illustrates how these methods ultimately prove to be an indispensable part of proper data collection and analysis. A structural uniformity is maintained across all chapters, each beginning with an introduction that discusses general concepts and the biomedical problem under focus and is followed by specific details on the associated methods, algorithms, and applications. In addition, each chapter provides a summary of the main ideas and offers a concluding remarks section that presents novel ideas, approaches, and challenges for future research. Complete with detailed references and insight on the future directions of biomedical research, Statistical Advances in the Biomedical Sciences provides vital statistical guidance to practitioners in the biomedical sciences while also introducing statisticians to new, multidisciplinary frontiers of application. This text is an excellent reference for graduate- and PhD-level courses in various areas of biostatistics and the medical sciences and also serves as a valuable tool for medical researchers, statisticians, public health professionals, and biostatisticians.

Statistical Models in Epidemiology

Author: David Clayton
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191650919
Format: PDF, ePub
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This self-contained account of the statistical basis of epidemiology has been written specifically for those with a basic training in biology, therefore no previous knowledge is assumed and the mathematics is deliberately kept at a manageable level. The authors show how all statistical analysis of data is based on probability models, and once one understands the model, analysis follows easily. In showing how to use models in epidemiology the authors have chosen to emphasize the role of likelihood, an approach to statistics which is both simple and intuitively satisfying. More complex problems can then be tackled by natural extensions of the simple methods. Based on a highly successful course, this book explains the essential statistics for all epidemiologists.

Guide to Diagnostic Testing

Author: Fauzia Khan
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780683307252
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This diagnostic book is designed to help busy residents and students. Written in three sections, it is organized according to modalities of patient care from a presenting complaint to diagnosis and then follow-up. The first section, clinical symptoms, features an algorithms and tables format. The second section consists of data evaluation, and includes consideration of results from certain common laboratory tests as well as indications for specialized testing. The third section addresses clinical conditions described according to organ systems, divided into disease entities. It includes information for the clinician to consider in order to rule out specific disease entities. A Brandon-Hill recommended title.

Andreoli and Carpenter s Cecil Essentials of Medicine E Book

Author: Thomas E. Andreoli
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437726739
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Students, residents, and instructors swear by Andreoli and Carpenter’s Cecil Essentials of Medicine because it presents just the right amount of information, just the right way. Edited by the late Thomas E. Andreoli, MD as well as Ivor Benjamin, MD, Robert C. Griggs, MD, and Edward J. Wing, MD, it focuses on core principles and how they apply to patient care, covering everything you need to know to succeed on a medical rotation or residency. Masterful editing and a user-friendly full-color design make absorbing and retaining information as effortless as possible. New chapters on "Pre- and Post-Operative Care" and "Palliative Care," plus the integration of molecular biology and other new horizons in medicine, familiarize you with the most current clinical concepts. An expanded International Editorial Board provides increased input from respected practitioners worldwide. Excellent images and clinical photographs vividly illustrate the appearance and clinical features of disease. Masterful editing and a user-friendly full-color design make absorbing and retaining information as effortless as possible.

Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine E Book

Author: Peter Cameron
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 070204931X
Format: PDF, Docs
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A major postgraduate textbook in emergency medicine, covering all the major topics that present to the trainee doctor in the emergency department. A comprehensive textbook of adult emergency medicine for trainee doctors - covers all the problems likely to present to a trainee in the emergency department. Chapters are short and concise, with key point boxes (called "Essentials") at the beginning. Also has boxes featuring controversial areas of treatment. Practical and clinically orientated. Major changes to resuscitation guidelines. Complete rewriting of ENT section. Significant updating of following topics - acute coronary syndrome management, trauma, sepsis management, imaging, arrhythmias. Expansion of administration section - especially patient safety. Changes to drug overdose sections in toxicology section.