Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials

ISBN-10: 0471788708
ISBN-13: 9780471788706
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Phillip I. Good
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List price: $119.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/21/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The first edition of this book represented the first time that managers of clinical trials were addressed directly, with key information offered without the technical jargon and excessive detail so common in policy manuals and competing books. Researcher and administrators alike enjoyed Phillip Good's engaging writing and his non-technical, concise, and yet comprehensive guide to clinical trials. The new edition is replete with new examples and covers the latest information from private and government sources concerning all issues of study design, organization, management, and analysis, recruitment, reporting, software, and monitoring. The new edition also recogizes the increasing globalization of clinical trial activities, and includes new information about international standards and guidelines.

Cut Costs and Increase Profits
No Excuse for the Wastage
Front-Loaded Solution
Think Transnational
A Final Word
Start with Your Reports
The Wrong Way
Keep It in the Computer
Don't Push the River
Plug the Holes as They Arise
Pay for Results, Not Intentions
Plan, Do, Then Check
Prescription for Success
Predesign Phase
Design the Trials
Obtain Regulatory Agency Approval for the Trials
Form the Implementation Team
Line Up Your Panel of Physicians
Develop the Data Entry Software
Test the Software
Recruit Patients
Set Up External Review Committees
Conduct the Trials
Develop Suite of Programs for Use in Data Analysis
Analyze and Interpret the Data
Complete the Submission
Staffing for Success
The People You Need
Design Team
Obtain Regulatory Approval for the Trials
Track Progress
Implementation Team
Develop Data Entry Software
Test the Software
Line Up Your Panel of Physicians
External Laboratories
Site Coordinators
External Review Committees
Recruit and Enroll Patients
Transnational Trials
Conduct the Trials
Programs for Data Analysis
Analyze and Interpret the Data
The People You Don't Need
For Further Information
Design Decisions
Should the Study Be Performed?
Should the Trials Be Transnational?
Study Objectives
End Points
Secondary End Points
Should We Proceed with a Full-Scale Trial?
Tertiary End Points
Baseline Data
Who Will Collect the Data?
Quality Control
Study Population
Planned Closure
Unplanned Closure
Be Defensive. Review, Rewrite, Review Again
Checklist for Design
Budgets and Expenditures
For Further Information
Trial Design
Baseline Measurements
Controlled Randomized Clinical Trials
Randomized Trials
Blocked Randomization
Stratified Randomization
Single- vs. Double-Blind Studies
Allocation Concealment
Exceptions to the Rule
Sample Size
Which Formula?
Precision of Estimates
Bounding Type I and Type II Errors
Loss Adjustment
Number of Treatment Sites
Alternate Designs
Taking Cost into Consideration
For Further Information
Exception Handling
Patient Related
Missed Doses
Missed Appointments
Adverse Reactions
Reporting Adverse Events
When Do You Crack the Code?
Investigator Related
Lagging Recruitment
Protocol Deviations
Site-Specific Problems
Intent to Treat
Is Your Planning Complete?
Common Technical Document
Reporting Adverse Events
Initial Submission to the Regulatory Agency
Sponsor Data
Justifying the Study
Patient Selection
Treatment Plan
Outcome Measures and Evaluation
Clinical Follow-Up
Adverse Events
Data Management, Monitoring, Quality Control
Statistical Analysis
Investigator Responsibilities
Ethical and Regulatory Considerations
Study Committees
Sample Informed Consent Form
Procedures Manuals
Physician's Procedures Manual
Laboratory Guidelines
Interim Reports
Enrollment Report
Data in Hand
Adverse Event Report
Annotated Abstract
Final Reports(s)
Regulatory Agency Submissions
Journal Articles
For Further Information
Recruiting and Retaining Patients and Physicians
Selecting Your Clinical Sites
Recruiting Physicians
Teaching Hospitals
Clinical Resource Centers
Look to Motivations
Physician Retention
Get the Trials in Motion
Patient Recruitment
Factors in Recruitment
Importance of Planning
Ethical Considerations
Mass Recruiting
Patient Retention
Ongoing Efforts
Run-In Period
Budgets and Expenditures
For Further Information
Computer-Assisted Data Entry
Pre-Data Screen Development Checklist
Develop the Data Entry Software
Avoid Predefined Groupings in Responses
Screen Development
Radio Button
Pull-Down Menus
Type and Verify
When the Entries Are Completed
Audit Trail
Electronic Data Capture
Data Storage: CDISC Guidelines
Formal Testing
Stress Testing
Budgets and Expenditures
For Further Information
Data Management
Flat Files
Hierarchical Databases
Network Database Model
Relational Database Model
Which Database Model?
Object-Oriented Databases
Clients and Servers
One Size Does Not Fit All
Combining Multiple Databases
A Recipe for Disaster
Transferring Data
Quality Assurance and Security
Maintaining Patient Confidentiality
Access to Files
Maintaining an Audit Trail
For Further Information
Are You Ready?
External Laboratories
Review Committees
Regulatory Agency
Test Phase
Monitoring the Trials
Roles of the Monitors
Before the Trials Begin
Kick-Off Meetings
Duties During Trial
Site Visits
Between Visits
Other Duties
Maintaining Physician Interest in Lengthy Trials
Managing the Trials
Late and Incomplete Forms
Dropouts and Withdrawals
Protocol Violations
Adverse Events
Quality Control
Visualize the Data
Roles of the Committees
Termination and Extension
Extending the Trials
Budgets and Expenditures
For Further Information
Data Analysis
Report Coverage
Understanding Data
Metric Data
Statistical Analysis
Categorical Data
Ordinal Data
Metric Data
An Example
Time-to-Event Data
Step By Step
The Study Population
Reporting Primary End Points
Adverse Events
Analytical Alternatives
When Statisticians Can't Agree
Testing for Equivalence
Simpson's Paradox
Estimating Precision
Bad Statistics
Using the Wrong Method
Deming Regression
Choosing the Most Favorable Statistic
Making Repeated Tests on the Same Data
Ad Hoc, Post Hoc Hypotheses
For Further Information
A Practical Guide To Statistical Terminology
Patient Care
Spreading the News
Postmarket Surveillance
Controlling Expenditures
Process Review Committee
Trial Review Committee
Investigatory Drug or Device
Adverse Events
Collateral Studies
Future Studies
For Further Information
All In One
Almost All In One
Project Management
Data Entry
Handheld Devices
Touch Screen
Speech Recognition
Do It Yourself
Data Collection Via the Web
Preparing the Common Technical Document
Data Management
Data Entry and Data Management
Small-Scale Clinical Studies
Clinical Database Managers
Data Analysis
Sample Size Determination
Screen Capture
Data Conversion
Author Index
Subject Index

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