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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. [free pdf]


Altman, D.G. & Bland, J.M. (1994). Statistics Notes: Diagnostic tests 3: receiver operating characteristic plots. BMJ 309, 188 (16 July). [free pdf]


Altman L. & Melcher, L. (1983). Fraud in science. BMJ 286, 2003-2006 (25 June). [free pdf]


Altman, D.G. & Bland, J.M. (1994). Statistics Notes: Diagnostic tests 1: sensitivity and specificity. BMJ 308, 1552 (11 June). [free pdf]


Altman, D.G. & Bland, J.M. (1994). Statistics Notes: Diagnostic tests 2: predictive values. BMJ 309, 102 (9 July). [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. [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. [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. [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) [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. [free pdf]


Berridge, V. (2003). Proceedings of 'The Big Smoke: Fifty Years After the 1952 London Smog. A Commemorative Conference. 9th-10th December 2002'. [no longer accessible - censored by government??] But try [free pdf]


Boseley, S. (2002). Anti-smoking agenda 'caused air pollution problem to be obscured'. The Guardian December 9.,,1846093,00.html [free html]


Braunwald , E. (1987). On analyzing scientific fraud. Nature 325 (5), 215-216 (15 January).


Brugha, T.S. (2003). Chosen tool makes little sense (Letter). BMJ 326, 982 (3 May).


Bland, J.M. & Altman, D.G. (1986). Statistical methods for assessing agreement between two methods of clinical measurement. Lancet 1986 i, 307-310. [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).


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. [free pdf]


Chilundo, B. et al. (2004). Analysing the quality of routine malaria data in Mozambique. Malaria Journal 3: 3. [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). [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). [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. [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. [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). [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) [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) [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). [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). [free]


Edwards, P. et al. (2002). Increasing response rates to postal questionnaires: systematic review. BMJ 324, 1183-1191 (18 May). [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). [abstract only]


Fahey, T. (2003). Study analysis and conclusions are flawed. (Letter) BMJ 326, 982-983 (3 May). [free pdf]


Friedman, P.J. (1990). Correcting the literature following fraudulent publication. JAMA 263 (10), 1416-1419. [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) . [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. [free html]


Hamilton, D.P. (1991). Baltimore throws in the towel. Science 252, 768-770 (10 May).


Hargreaves, I. et al. (2003). Towards a Better Map: Science, the public and the media. Economic and Social Research Council, UK. [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). [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). [free pdf]


Horton, R. (2000). After Bezwoda. (Commentary) Lancet 355, 942-943 (18 March).


Horton, R. (2002). The hidden research paper. JAMA 287 (21), 2775-2778. [free pdf]


Janossy, G. (2004). Dried blood spot technology for CD4+ T-cell counting. (Letter) Lancet 363, 1074 (27 March). [free pdf]


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


Kawachi, I. (2005). More evidence on the risks of passive smoking. (Editorial) BMJ 330, 265-266 (5 February). [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). [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. [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. [free pdf]


Lock, S. (1995). Lessons from the Pearce affair: handling scientific fraud. BMJ 310, 1547-1548 (17 June). [free pdf]


Lock, S. (1988). Misconduct in medical research: Does it exist in Britain. BMJ 297, 1531-1535 (10 December). [free pdf]


Lodha, R. et al. (2001). Hepatitis B in India: a review of disease epidemiology. Indian Pediatrics 38 (4), 349-371. [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). [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. [free pdf]


Majerus, P.W. (1982). Fraud in medical research. The Journal of Clinical Investigation 70 (1), 213-217. [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. [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). [free pdf]


Muldoon, M.F. et al. (1998). What are quality of life measurements measuring. BMJ 316, 542-545 (14 February).


Mullan, Z. (2000). How much should we be drinking to minimise mortality? (Commentary) Lancet 355, 123 (8 January). [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). [free]


Editorial (2000). Resisting smoke and spin. The Lancet 355, 1197 (8 April). [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). [free pdf]


Penston, J. (2005). Misleading claims may be symptom of even more serious flaws. (Letter) BMJ 330, 145 (15 January).


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). [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). [free pdf]


Roland, M. & Torgerson, D.J. (1998). Understanding controlled trials: What are pragmatic trials? BMJ 316, 285 (24 January). [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). [free pdf]


Shapiro, M.F. & Charrow, R.P. (1989). The role of data audits in detecting scientific misconduct. JAMA 261, 2505-2511 (May 5). [abstract only]


Singh, N. & Shukla, M. (2001). An assessment of the usefulness of a rapid immuno-chromatographic test, "Determine malaria pf", in evaluation of intervention measures in forest villages of central India. BMC Infectious Diseases 1:10. [free pdf]


Smith, L. (1998). Whistle-blower's charter on the way. Correspondence. Nature 396 (6710), 404.


Stephens, J.K. et al. (1999). A comparison of three malaria diagnostic tests under field conditions in north-west Thailand. South East Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 30 (4), 625-630. [abstract only]


Stewart, W.W. & Feder, N. (1987). The integrity of the scientific literature. Nature 325, 207-214 (Jan 15-21).


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). [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). [free]


Tsang, K.W.T. (1998). Evidence-based medical practice: as viewed by a clinical researcher. Hong Kong Medical Journal 4 (2), 175-182. [free pdf]


Vandenbrouke, J.P. (1988). Passive smoking and lung cancer: a publication bias? BMJ 296, 391-392. [free pdf]


Versi, E. (1992). Gold standard is an appropriate term. (Letter) BMJ 305, 187 (18 July). [free pdf]


Wakefield, A.J. (1999). MMR vaccination and autism. Lancet 354, 949-950 (11 September).


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). [free pdf]


Wald, N.J. et al. (1986). Does breathing other people's tobacco smoke cause lung cancer. BMJ 293, 1217-1222.


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. [free pdf]


Wells, F. (1997). Fraud and misconduct in medical research. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 43 (1), 3-7. [free pdf]


Weiss, R.B. et al. (2000). High dose chemotherapy for high-risk primary breast cancer: an on-site review of the Bezwoda study. The Lancet 355, 999-1003 (18 March).


Whitely, W.P. et al. (1994). The scientific community's response to evidence of fraudulent publication. The Robert Slutsky case. JAMA 272, 170-173 (July 13). [abstract only]


Whiting, P. et al. (2003). The development of QUADAS: a tool for the quality assessment of studies of diagnostic accuracy included in systematic reviews. BMC Medical Research Methodology 3:25. [free]


Wilmshurst, P. (2002). Institutional corruption in medicine. BMJ 325, 1232-1235 (23 November). [Article removed from website on legal advice in June 2004] But see


Weissman, G. (2006). Homeopathy: Holmes, Hogwarts, and the Prince of Wales (Editorial). The FASEB Journal 20, 1755-1758. [free pdf]