Statistics in Medicine

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Volume 19 Issue 22 (30 November 2000)


Research Articles

Group sequential designs for cure rate models with early stopping in favour of the null hypothesis

  • Author: M.V. Patricia Bernardo, Joseph G. Ibrahim
  • Pub Online: Nov 08, 2000
  • DOI: 10.1002/1097-0258(20001130)19:22<3023::AID-SIM638>3.0.CO;2-X (p 3023-3035)

Power comparisons for tests of trend in dose‐response studies

  • Author: Chris Corcoran, Cyrus Mehta, Pralay Senchaudhuri
  • Pub Online: Nov 08, 2000
  • DOI: 10.1002/1097-0258(20001130)19:22<3037::AID-SIM601>3.0.CO;2-7 (p 3037-3050)

Exact sequential tests for single samples of discrete responses using spending functions

  • Author: Nigel Stallard, Susan Todd
  • Pub Online: Nov 08, 2000
  • DOI: 10.1002/1097-0258(20001130)19:22<3051::AID-SIM604>3.0.CO;2-E (p 3051-3064)

Comparison of competing risks failure time methods and time‐independent methods for assessing strain variations in vaccine protection

  • Author: Peter B. Gilbert
  • Pub Online: Nov 08, 2000
  • DOI: 10.1002/1097-0258(20001130)19:22<3065::AID-SIM600>3.0.CO;2-D (p 3065-3086)

Reproducibility of the six‐minute walking test in chronic heart failure patients

  • Author: Gian Domenico Pinna, Cristina Opasich, Antonio Mazza, Antonio Tangenti, Roberto Maestri, Maurizio Sanarico
  • Pub Online: Nov 08, 2000
  • DOI: 10.1002/1097-0258(20001130)19:22<3087::AID-SIM628>3.0.CO;2-G (p 3087-3094)

Empirical Bayes approach to estimating the number of HIV‐infected individuals in hidden and elusive populations

  • Author: Ying‐Hen Hsieh, Cathy W. S. Chen, Shen‐Ming Lee
  • Pub Online: Nov 08, 2000
  • DOI: 10.1002/1097-0258(20001130)19:22<3095::AID-SIM605>3.0.CO;2-W (p 3095-3108)

Sympercents: symmetric percentage differences on the 100 log e scale simplify the presentation of log transformed data

  • Author: T. J. Cole
  • Pub Online: Nov 08, 2000
  • DOI: 10.1002/1097-0258(20001130)19:22<3109::AID-SIM558>3.0.CO;2-F (p 3109-3125)

A simple method for converting an odds ratio to effect size for use in meta‐analysis

  • Author: Susan Chinn
  • Pub Online: Nov 08, 2000
  • DOI: 10.1002/1097-0258(20001130)19:22<3127::AID-SIM784>3.0.CO;2-M (p 3127-3131)

Letters to the Editor

Repeated measures in clinical trials: analysis using mean summary statistics and its implications for design by L. Frison and S.J. Pocock, Statistics in Medicine 1992; 12: 1685–1704

  • Author: Steven A. Julious
  • Pub Online: Nov 08, 2000
  • DOI: 10.1002/1097-0258(20001130)19:22<3133::AID-SIM744>3.0.CO;2-0 (p 3133-3135)

Book Reviews

Applied regression analysis. 3rd edn. N. R. Draper and H. Smith, Wiley, New York, 1998. No. of pages: xvii+706. Price: £45. ISBN 0‐471‐17082‐8

  • Author: L.T. Skovgaard
  • Pub Online: Nov 08, 2000
  • DOI: 10.1002/1097-0258(20001130)19:22<3136::AID-SIM607>3.0.CO;2-Q (p 3136-3139)

A survey of models for tumor‐immune system dynamics. J. A. Adam and N. Bellomo (eds), Birkhäuser, Boston, 1997. No. of pages: x+344. Price: 138DM. ISBN 0‐8176‐3901‐2

  • Author: Mark Little
  • Pub Online: Nov 08, 2000
  • DOI: 10.1002/1097-0258(20001130)19:22<3140::AID-SIM610>3.0.CO;2-Q (p 3140-3141)

Dynamic modeling in the health sciences. James L. Hargrove, Springer‐Verlag, New York, 1998. No. of pages: 298 (includes CD‐ROM). Price: £37.50. ISBN 0‐387‐94996‐8

  • Author: Peter Dalgaard
  • Pub Online: Nov 08, 2000
  • DOI: 10.1002/1097-0258(20001130)19:22<3142::AID-SIM611>3.0.CO;2-H (p 3142-3143)

Dictionary for clinical trials. Simon Day. Wiley, Chichester, U.K., 19. No. of pages: 250. Price: £19.99. ISBN 0471 98611 9

  • Author: Stephanie Green
  • Pub Online: Nov 08, 2000
  • DOI: 10.1002/1097-0258(20001130)19:22<3144::AID-SIM632>3.0.CO;2-6 (p 3144-3145)

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