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Survival Analysis with Interval-Censored Data: A Practical Approach with Examples in R, SAS, and BUGS

Kris Bogaerts, Arnost Komarek, Emmanuel Lesaffre
November 20, 2017

Survival Analysis with Interval-Censored Data: A Practical Approach with Examples in R, SAS, and BUGS provides the reader with a practical introduction into the analysis of interval-censored survival times. Although many theoretical developments have appeared in the last fifty years, interval...

Absolute Risk: Methods and Applications in Clinical Management and Public Health

Ruth M. Pfeiffer, Mitchell H. Gail
August 30, 2017

Absolute Risk: Methods and Applications in Clinical Management and Public Health provides theory and examples to demonstrate the importance of absolute risk in counseling patients, devising public health strategies, and clinical management. The book provides sufficient technical detail to allow...

Ebola: Clinical Patterns, Public Health Concerns

Joseph R. Masci, Elizabeth Bass
August 21, 2017

Ebola: Clinical Patterns, Public Health Concerns is a concise description and discussion of the Ebola virus and disease. The intended audience is medical practitioners, including those working in endemic areas as well as health-facility planners and public health practitioners. The book fills an...

Advances in the Assessment of Dietary Intake.

Dale A. Schoeller, M. Westerterp
August 16, 2017

Considerable evidence proves that self-reported dietary intake using written diaries or recalls are subject to bias resulting in poor accuracy. While dietary intake data are needed to drive many nutritional policies, the obesity epidemic has increased the need to assess diet with absolute accuracy....

Quantitative Methods for HIV/AIDS Research

Cliburn Chan, Michael G. Hudgens, Shein-Chung Chow
August 15, 2017

Quantitative Methods in HIV/AIDS Research provides a comprehensive discussion of modern statistical approaches for the analysis of HIV/AIDS data. The first section focuses on statistical issues in clinical trials and epidemiology that are unique to or particularly challenging in HIV/AIDS research;...

Biological Variation in Health and Illness: Race, Age, and Sex Differences

Theresa Overfield
July 13, 2017

Specifically for the health professional, this book contains an extensive compilation of research findings on biologic variation by race, age, and gender relating to health and illness. Completely rewritten, revised, and updated, the Second Edition includes an increased discussion of biologic...

Cannabis Physiopathology Epidemiology Detection

Gabriel G. Nahas
July 13, 2017

Cannabis Physiopathology and Detection features an outstanding collection of contributions from leading researchers around the world. Papers were presented at the Second International Colloquium on Illicit Drugs, held at the French National Academy of Medicine in April 1992. The book reviews the...

Modern Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Third Edition

Johan Giesecke
April 05, 2017

Highly practical yet authoritative, the new edition of Modern Infectious Disease Epidemiology has been thoroughly updated and revised in line with changing health concerns. This successful book continues to outline the tools available to the infectious disease student or clinician seeking a...

Health of South Asians in the United States: An Evidence-Based Guide for Policy and Program Development

Memoona Hasnain, Punam Parikh, Nitasha Chaudhary Nagaraj
March 21, 2017

Leading scholars and practitioners come together in this contributed volume to present the most current evidence on cutting edge health issues for South Asian Americans, the fastest growing Asian American population. The book spans a variety of health topics while examining disparities and special...

Methods in Comparative Effectiveness Research

Constantine Gatsonis, Sally C. Morton
February 07, 2017

Comparative effectiveness research (CER) is the generation and synthesis of evidence that compares the benefits and harms of alternative methods to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor a clinical condition or to improve the delivery of care (IOM 2009). CER is conducted to develop evidence that...

Leishmaniasis: Biology, Control and New Approaches for Its Treatment

Saurabh Bhatia, Divakar Goli
October 13, 2016

This new volume provides exhaustive knowledge on a wide range of natural products and holistic concepts that have provided promising in the treatment of leishmaniasis. Including the major natural therapies as well as traditional formulations, over 300 medicinal plants and 150 isolated compounds...

Genetic Association Studies: Background, Conduct, Analysis, Interpretation

Mehmet Tevfik Dorak
September 26, 2016

Genetic Association Studies is designed for students of public health, epidemiology, and the health sciences, covering the main principles of molecular genetics, population genetics, medical genetics, epidemiology and statistics. It presents a balanced view of genetic associations with...