Principles and Practice of Clinical Trial Medicine

Principles and Practice of Clinical Trial Medicine, 1st Edition

Principles and Practice of Clinical Trial Medicine, 1st Edition,ISBN9780123736956

Academic Press




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A concise overview of the essential aspects of clinical research and trial design. Presents the principles and practical details needed to design, conduct, and interpret the results on clinical trials, as well as how to take a drug from initial development to approval stage.

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Key Features

*Jargon-free writing style enables those with less experience to run their own clinical trials and interpret data
*Book contains an ideal mix of theory and practice so researchers will understand both the rationale and logistics to clinical trial medicine
*Expert authorship whose experience includes running clinical trials in an academic as well as industry settings
*Numerous illustrations reinforce and elucidate key concepts and add to the book's overall pedagogy


Clinical trials are an important part of medicine and healthcare today, deciding which treatments we use to treat patients. Anyone involved in healthcare today must know the basics of running and interpreting clinical trial data. Written in an easy-to-understand style by authors who have considerable expertise and experience in both academia and industry, this book covers all of the basics of clinical trials, from legal and ethical issues to statistics, to patient recruitment and reporting results.


Academic, industry, and government researchers in life and biomedical sciences

Principles and Practice of Clinical Trial Medicine, 1st Edition

Section I: Overview

Chapter 1 Overview of Clinical Research Medicine

Chapter 2 Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Issues

Section II: The General Structure of Clinical Trials and Programs

Chapter 3: Introduction to Clinical Trial Statistics

Chapter 4: Measures and Variables

Chapter 5: Study Groups

Chapter 6: Periods, Sequences, and Trial Design

Section III: Key Components of Clinical Trials and Programs

Chapter 7: Endpoints

Chapter 8: Economics and Patient Reported Outcomes

Chapter 9: Patient Selection and Sampling

Chapter 10: Dosing and Intervention

Chapter 11: Epidemiology, Decision Analysis, and Simulation

Section IV: Conduct of the Study

Chapter 12: Study Execution

Chapter 13: Site Selection and Patient Recruitment

Section V: Analysis of Results

Chapter 14 Assessing Data Quality and Transforming Data

Chapter 15 Analysis of Data

Chapter 16 Data Interpretation and Conclusions

Concluding Remarks and Future Directions

Appendix A: FDA Internal Compliance Manuals
Appendix B: Medwatch Form
Appendix C: Sample Investigator’s Brochure
Appendix D: Sample Case Report Form
Appendix E: Sample Investigational New Drug Application Form
Appendix F: Statement of Investigator Form
Appendix G: SAE/SUSAR Initial Report Form
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