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By Andrew K. Trull, Lawrence M. Demers, David W. Holt, Atholl Johnston, J. Michael Tredger, Christopher P. Price

This new book takes a severe, evidence-based examine the efficacy of recent diagnostic checks that are more and more getting used to guage organ harm and disorder. using biomarkers is turning out to be, with a gentle circulation of recent items being introduced out by means of the pharmaceutical undefined. notwithstanding, in lots of situations the facts which helps using those new equipment in place of conventional biochemical exams has now not but been tested, and it's meant that this quantity may also help make clear the strengths and weaknesses of utilizing those biomarkers throughout a variety of purposes and within the quite a few organs of the physique. This strategy will supply a useful evaluate of the varied functions of biomarkers in medication.

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Surrogate endpoints in clinical trials: cardiovascular diseases. Statistics in Medicine, 8, 415–25. 4 Using intelligent systems in clinical decision support Richard Jones Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Leeds, Leeds, UK Introduction The 1990s have seen two parallel technological revolutions, in bioscience and in information science, that are rapidly converging. Increasingly, biological concepts are being adopted by informaticians and chip technologies are being used for routine biological analysis.

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DeLong et al. [7], describe a nonparametric method for comparing AUCs from correlated ROC curves which is simple to compute. One limitation of ROC curve analysis is the rather clumsy way in which composite tests are developed. In order to assess a second marker, undiagnosed cases based on the primary marker are used to construct a conditional or multi-ROC curve covering the reduced probability space [8]. The main flaw in this approach is that it requires specification of a threshold for the primary marker and the diagnostic accuracy of the secondary marker in the remaining undiagnosed true cases is con- 31 Statistical approaches to biomarker selection ditional on this threshold.

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