Tag Archives: Medicine

Statistical Design: Clinical Development of Drugs and Biologics

A few years ago, my colleague Steven E. Linberg was teaching a course, “Clinical Development of Drugs and Biologics,” at Johns Hopkins University. He asked me to give a guest lecture on statistical design. The class was once per week, … Continue reading

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Healthcare Systems Process Reengineering, I: Vision

In two previous posts, I’ve discussed a vision of longitudinal healthcare responsible for people, rather than illness — and for the role that computers and medical informatics could play in making such systems possible. Those two posts discussed the ideas … Continue reading

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Using ASIA Motor Score as outcome in spinal injury

In October ’06, the people at ICORD (International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries) in Vancouver asked me to give a talk. I spoke on Statistical Considerations in Designing a Trial in Spinal Cord Injury with ASIA Motor Score as the Outcome, … Continue reading

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Reduced Bladder and Bowel Control after Severe Spinal Cord Injury — Even in Patients Able to Walk

Regaining unlimited mobility, including the ability to walk, is a main goal for spinal-cord-injured (SCI) patients. Still, more limited accomplishments — such as bladder and bowel control — would significantly improve quality of life for those lacking them. Conferences and … Continue reading

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Healthcare Systems Process Reengineering for Developing Countries

Two colleagues — Sandra Mejía Mendoza, from Nicaragua, and Alvaro Gaynicotche, from Uruguay — worked with me on this paper, Healthcare Systems Process Reengineering for Developing Countries: A Report to IMIA Working Group 9, that I presented at MEDINFO 98 … Continue reading

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More on clinical trial design for beginners

My earlier post Clinical trial design — for beginners has been one of my more popular ones. People who’ve read that and would like to know more, can download

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Health and Healthcare for Latin America and the Caribbean

During November 12-15, 1996, I was a delegate to an Expert Consultation Meeting, “Telecommunications in Health and Healthcare for Latin America and the Caribbean ,” held in Washington, DC by PAHO (the Pan American Health Organization), a part of WHO … Continue reading

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