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Statistics bibliography 02 - medical

Acock, A.C. (2005). Working with missing values. Journal of Marriage and Family 67 (4), 1012-1028. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-3737.2005.00191.x http://oregonstate.edu/~acock/growth-curves/working%20with%20missing%20values.pdf [free pdf]

 

Altman, D.G. & Bland, J.M. (1994). Statistics Notes: Diagnostic tests 3: receiver operating characteristic plots. BMJ 309, 188 (16 July). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2540706/pdf/bmj00449-0054.pdf [free pdf]

 

Altman L. & Melcher, L. (1983). Fraud in science. BMJ 286, 2003-2006 (25 June). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1548517/pdf/bmjcred00559-0009.pdf [free pdf]

 

Altman, D.G. & Bland, J.M. (1994). Statistics Notes: Diagnostic tests 1: sensitivity and specificity. BMJ 308, 1552 (11 June). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2540489/pdf/bmj00444-0038.pdf [free pdf]

 

Altman, D.G. & Bland, J.M. (1994). Statistics Notes: Diagnostic tests 2: predictive values. BMJ 309, 102 (9 July). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2540558/pdf/bmj00448-0038a.pdf [free pdf]

 

Baqui, A.H. et al. (1998). Causes of childhood deaths in Bangladesh: results of a nation-wide verbal autopsy study. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 76 (2), 161-171. http://whqlibdoc.who.int/bulletin/1998/Vol76-No2/bulletin_1998_76(2)_161-171.pdf [free pdf]

 

Barchielli, A. & Balzio, D. (2002). Nine-year follow-up of a survey on smoking habits in Florence (Italy): higher mortality among non-responders. International Journal of Epidemiology 31 (5), 1038-1042. http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/31/5/1038.pdf [free pdf]

 

Barnes, D.E. & Bero, L.A. (1998). Why review articles on the health effects of passive smoking reach different conclusions. JAMA 279 (19), 1566-1570. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/reprint/279/19/1566.pdf [free pdf]

 

Beecher, H.K. (1966). Ethics and clinical research. The New England Journal of Medicine 274 (24), 1354-1360. (Reprinted in Bulletin of the World Health of Organization 79 (4), 367-372) http://www.scielosp.org/pdf/bwho/v79n4/v79n4a13.pdf [free pdf]

 

Bell, M.L. & Davis, D.L. (2001). Reassessment of the lethal London fog of 1952: Novel indicators of acute and chronic consequences of acute exposure to air pollution. Environmental Health Perspectives 109 (Suppl. 3), 389-394. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1240556/pdf/ehp109s-000389.pdf [free pdf]

 

Berridge, V. (2003). Proceedings of 'The Big Smoke: Fifty Years After the 1952 London Smog. A Commemorative Conference. 9th-10th December 2002'. http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/history/bigsmoke.html [no longer accessible - censored by government??] But try http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2829889/ [free pdf]

 

Boseley, S. (2002). Anti-smoking agenda 'caused air pollution problem to be obscured'. The Guardian December 9. http://environment.guardian.co.uk/waste/story/0,,1846093,00.html [free html]

 

Braunwald , E. (1987). On analyzing scientific fraud. Nature 325 (5), 215-216 (15 January). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3808020

 

Brugha, T.S. (2003). Chosen tool makes little sense (Letter). BMJ 326, 982 (3 May). http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7396.982 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12727745

 

Bland, J.M. & Altman, D.G. (1986). Statistical methods for assessing agreement between two methods of clinical measurement. Lancet 1986 i, 307-310. http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~mb55/meas/ba.pdf [free pdf]

 

Camilleri, M. et al. (2000). Efficacy and safety of alosetron in women with irritable bowel syndrome: a randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet 355, 1035-1040 (25 March). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(00)02033-X

 

Chang, B.A. et al. (2002). Child passenger safety: potential impact of the Washington State booster seat law on childcare centers. Injury Prevention 8 (4), 284-288. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ip.8.4.284 http://ip.bmjjournals.com/cgi/reprint/8/4/284.pdf [free pdf]

 

Chilundo, B. et al. (2004). Analysing the quality of routine malaria data in Mozambique. Malaria Journal 3: 3. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-2875-3-3 http://www.malariajournal.com/content/pdf/1475-2875-3-3.pdf [free pdf]

 

Chavasse, D.C. et al. (1999). Impact of fly control on childhood diarrhoea in Pakistan: community-randomised trial. Lancet 353, 22-25 (2 January). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(98)03366-2 http://download.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/0140-6736/PIIS0140673698033662.pdf [free pdf]

 

Cleaton-Jones, P. (2000). Scientific misconduct in a breast-cancer chemotherapy trial: response of University of the Witwatersrand (Letter). Lancet 355, 1011-1012 (18 March). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(00)90003-5 http://download.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/0140-6736/PIIS0140673600900035.pdf [free]

 

Clifford, T.J. (2002). Funding source, trial outcome and reporting quality:are they related? Results of a pilot study. BMC Health Services Research 2:18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-2-18 http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1472-6963-2-18.pdf [free pdf]

 

Choi, C.H. et al. (2002). Use of the low-dose corticotropin stimulation test for the diagnosis of secondary adrenocortical insufficiency. Hong Kong Medical Journal 8 (6), 427-434. http://www.hkam.org.hk/publications/hkmj/article_pdfs/hkm0212p427.pdf [free pdf]

 

Darsee et al. (1981). Decreased myocardial taurine levels and hypertaurinuria in a kindred with mitral valve prolapse and congestive cardiomyopathy. New England Journal of Medicine 304, 129-135 (January 15). http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/304/3/129 [abstract only]

 

Deer, B. (2011a) Secrets of the MMR scare. How the case against the MMR vaccine was fixed. BMJ 342: c5347 (Published 5 January 2011) http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5347 http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.c5347.full [free html]

 

Deer, B. (2011b) Secrets of the MMR scare. How the vaccine crisis was meant to make money. BMJ 342: c5258 (Published 11 January 2011) http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5258 http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.c5258.full [free html]

 

Deer, B. (2011c) Secrets of the MMR scare. The Lancet's two days to bury bad news. BMJ 342: c7001 (Published 18 January 2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c7001 http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.c7001.full [free html]

 

Duggan, P.F. (1992). Time to abolish gold standard (Letter). BMJ 304, 1568-1569 (13 June).

 

Davidoff, F. et al. (2001) Sponsorship, authorship, and accountability. Lancet 358, 854-56 (15 September). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(01)06035-4 http://download.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/0140-6736/PIIS0140673601060354.pdf [free]

 

Edwards, P. et al. (2002). Increasing response rates to postal questionnaires: systematic review. BMJ 324, 1183-1191 (18 May). http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7347.1183 [free html]

 

Engler, R.L. et al. (1987). Misrepresentation and responsibility in medical research. The New England Journal of Medicine 317, 1383-1389 (26 November). http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/317/22/1383 [abstract only]

 

Fahey, T. (2003). Study analysis and conclusions are flawed. (Letter) BMJ 326, 982-983 (3 May). http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7396.982 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1125888/ [free pdf]

 

Friedman, P.J. (1990). Correcting the literature following fraudulent publication. JAMA 263 (10), 1416-1419. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/263/10/1416 [abstract only]

 

Godlee, F. et al. (2011). Wakefield's article linking MMR vaccine and autism was fraudulent (Editorial). BMJ 342: c7452 (Published 5 January 2011) . http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c7452 http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.c7452.full [free html]

 

Gyapong, J.O. et al. (1998). The potential role of peripheral health workers and community key informants in the rapid assessment of community burden of disease: the example of lymphatic filariasis. Tropical Medicine and International Health 3 (7), 522-528. http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-3156.1998.00266.x http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-3156.1998.00266.x/full [free html]

 

Hamilton, D.P. (1991). Baltimore throws in the towel. Science 252, 768-770 (10 May). http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1851328

 

Hargreaves, I. et al. (2003). Towards a Better Map: Science, the public and the media. Economic and Social Research Council, UK. http://www.esrc.ac.uk/_images/towards_a_better_map_tcm8-13558.pdf [free pdf]

 

Henkel, V. et al. (2003). Identifying depression in primary care: a comparison of different methods in a prospective cohort study. BMJ 326, 200-201 (25 January). http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7382.200 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC140277/pdf/200.pdf [free pdf]

 

Hollis, S. & Campbell, F. (1999). What is meant by intention to treat analysis? Survey of published randomised controlled trials. BMJ 319, 670-674 (11 September). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC28218/pdf/670.pdf [free pdf]

 

Horton, R. (2000). After Bezwoda. (Commentary) Lancet 355, 942-943 (18 March). http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673600900060/fulltext

 

Horton, R. (2002). The hidden research paper. JAMA 287 (21), 2775-2778. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/reprint/287/21/2775.pdf [free pdf]

 

Janossy, G. (2004). Dried blood spot technology for CD4+ T-cell counting. (Letter) Lancet 363, 1074 (27 March). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(04)15849-2 http://download.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/0140-6736/PIIS0140673604158492.pdf [free pdf]

 

John, T.J. & Abraham, P. (2001). Hepatitis B in India: A review of disease epidemiology. Letter. Indian Pediatrics 38 (11), 1318-1322. http://indianpediatrics.net/nov2001/nov-1318-1322.htm [free html]

 

Kawachi, I. (2005). More evidence on the risks of passive smoking. (Editorial) BMJ 330, 265-266 (5 February). http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7486.265 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC548162/pdf/bmj33000265.pdf [free pdf]

 

Kevles, D.J. (1998). The Baltimore Case: a trial of politics, science and character. Norton, New York. 509 pp.

 

Knottnerus, J.A. et al. (2002). Evaluation of diagnostic procedures. BMJ 324, 477-480 (23 February). http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7335.477 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1122397/pdf/477.pdf [free pdf]

 

Lalitha, P. et al. (1998). Quantitative assessment of circulating antigens in human lymphatic filariasis; a field evaluation of monoclonal antibody-based ELISA using blood collected on filter strips. Tropical Medicine and International Health 3 (1), 41-45. http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-3156.1998.00170.x http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-3156.1998.00170.x/pdf [free pdf]

 

Laurent, C. et al. (2001). Seroepidemiological survey of hepatitis C virus among commercial sex workers and pregnant women in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. International Journal of Epidemiology 30 (4), 872-877. http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/30/4/872.pdf [free pdf]

 

Lock, S. (1995). Lessons from the Pearce affair: handling scientific fraud. BMJ 310, 1547-1548 (17 June). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2549935/pdf/bmj00597-0005.pdf [free pdf]

 

Lock, S. (1988). Misconduct in medical research: Does it exist in Britain. BMJ 297, 1531-1535 (10 December). http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/picrender.fcgi?artid=1835205&blobtype=pdf [free pdf]

 

Lodha, R. et al. (2001). Hepatitis B in India: a review of disease epidemiology. Indian Pediatrics 38 (4), 349-371. http://www.indianpediatrics.net/april2001/april-349-371.htm [free html]

 

Lock, S.P. & Wells, F.O. (Eds) (1996). Fraud and misconduct in medical research. Second edition. BMJ Publishing Group, London.

 

Loong, T-W. (2003). Understanding sensitivity and specificity with the right side of the brain. BMJ 327, 716-719 (27 September). http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7417.716 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC200804/pdf/bmj32700716.pdf [free pdf]

 

Lowicki-Zucca, M. et al. (2005). AIDS, conflict and the media in Africa: risks in reporting bad data badly. Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2:12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1742-7622-2-12 http://www.ete-online.com/content/pdf/1742-7622-2-12.pdf [free pdf]

 

Majerus, P.W. (1982). Fraud in medical research. The Journal of Clinical Investigation 70 (1), 213-217. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/picrender.fcgi?artid=370246&blobtype=pdf [free pdf]

 

Mantel, N. (1987). Lung cancer and passive smoking. BMJ 294, 440-441.

 

Martin, B. (1993). Peer review and the origin of AIDS - a case study in rejected ideas. BioScience 43 (9), 624-627. http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1312149 http://www.bmartin.cc/pubs/93bs.html [free html]

 

Montori, V.M. et al. (2004). User 's guide to detecting misleading claims in clinical research reports. BMJ 329, 1093-1096 (6 November). http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7474.1093 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC526126/pdf/bmj32901093.pdf [free pdf]

 

Muldoon, M.F. et al. (1998). What are quality of life measurements measuring. BMJ 316, 542-545 (14 February). http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/316/7130/542

 

Mullan, Z. (2000). How much should we be drinking to minimise mortality? (Commentary) Lancet 355, 123 (8 January). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(05)72039-0 http://download.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/0140-6736/PIIS0140673605720390.pdf [free pdf]

 

Mwaba, P. et al. (2003). Use of dried whole blood spots to measure CD4+ lymphocyte counts in HIV-1-infected patients. Lancet 362, 1459-1460 (1 November). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(03)14693-4 http://download.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/0140-6736/PIIS0140673603146934.pdf [free]

 

Editorial (2000). Resisting smoke and spin. The Lancet 355, 1197 (8 April). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(00)02078-X http://download.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/0140-6736/PIIS014067360002078X.pdf [free pdf]

 

Ong, E.K. & Glantz, S.A. (2000). Tobacco industry efforts subverting International Agency for Research on Cancer's second-hand smoke study. Lancet 355, 1253-1259 (April 8). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(00)02098-5 http://download.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/0140-6736/PIIS0140673600020985.pdf [free pdf]

 

Penston, J. (2005). Misleading claims may be symptom of even more serious flaws. (Letter) BMJ 330, 145 (15 January). http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7483.145 http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/reprint/330/7483/145.pdf

 

Roberts, R. J. et al. (2000). Comparison of wet combing with malathion for treatment of head lice in the UK: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Lancet 356, 540-544 (12 August). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(00)02578-2 http://download.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/0140-6736/PIIS0140673600025782.pdf [free pdf]

 

Relman, A.S. (1983). Lessons from the Darsee affair. (Editorial) The New England Journal of Medicine 308 (23), 1415-1417.

 

Rennie, D. & Riis, P. (1998). Dealing with research misconduct in the United Kingdom. BMJ 316, 1726-1733 (6 June). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1113279/pdf/1726.pdf [free pdf]

 

Roland, M. & Torgerson, D.J. (1998). Understanding controlled trials: What are pragmatic trials? BMJ 316, 285 (24 January). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2665488/pdf/9472515.pdf [free pdf]

 

Savan B. (1988). Science under seige: the myth of objectivity in scientific research. CBC enterprises, Montreal, 192pp.

 

Shapiro, H.M. et al. (2004). Dried blood spot technology for CD4+ T-cell counting. Lancet 363, 164 (10 January). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(03)15270-1 http://download.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/0140-6736/PIIS0140673603152701.pdf [free pdf]

 

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Stelfox, H.T. et al. (1998). Conflict of interest in the debate over calcium-channel antagonists. The New England Journal of Medicine 338, 101-106 (8 January). http://content.nejm.org/cgi/reprint/338/2/101.pdf [free pdf]

 

Taylor, B. et al. (1999). Autism and measles,mumps,and rubella vaccine: no epidemiological evidence for a causal association. Lancet 353, 2026-2029 (12 June). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(99)01239-8 http://download.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/0140-6736/PIIS0140673699012398.pdf [free]

 

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Wakefield, A.J. (1999). MMR vaccination and autism. Lancet 354, 949-950 (11 September). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(97)11096-0 http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673605756968/fulltext

 

Wakefield, A.J. et al. (1998). Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children. Lancet 351, 637-641 (28 February). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(97)11096-0 http://download.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/0140-6736/PIIS0140673697110960.pdf [free pdf]

 

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Welch, K. et al. (1996). Health and nutrition in children under 2 years of age in three areas of the Russian Federation. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 74 (6), 605-612. http://whqlibdoc.who.int/bulletin/1996/Vol74-No6/bulletin_1996_74(6)_605-612.pdf [free pdf]

 

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Weissman, G. (2006). Homeopathy: Holmes, Hogwarts, and the Prince of Wales (Editorial). The FASEB Journal 20, 1755-1758. http://dx.doi.org/10.1096/fj.06-0901ufm http://www.fasebj.org/content/20/11/1755.full.pdf+html [free pdf]