Handbook of Methodological Concepts in Perinatal Medicine


Eyal Sheiner (Editor)
Residency Program, Soroka University Medical Center, Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Series: Obstetrics and Gynecology Advances
BISAC: HEA041000

This book stems from the “Textbook of Perinatal Epidemiology” and was conceived to satisfy the rising need for epidemiology-oriented clinicians. This book discusses methodological issues in perinatal epidemiology in a straightforward accessible manner. It gives a clear and comprehensive set of tools for practical research, and understanding perinatal epidemiology. This is an essential manual for the clinician for research in OB/Gyn. This book focuses on definitions, measures of disease frequency, prevalence and incidence of disease, sensitivity and specificity of studies, including examples from the perinatal world. It also discusses study design: observational or experimental, case controlled, randomized etc. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Perinatal epidemiology
(Eyal Sheiner)

Chapter 2. Perinatal events along the perinatal period: measures and definitions
(Ilana Shoham-Vardi)

Chapter 3. Observational study design in perinatal epidemiology: (Ilana Shoham-Vardi)

Chapter 4. Randomized double-blind, placebo controlled control trials: are they really the gold standard?
(Anthony Odibo)

Chapter 5. Data analysis
(Julia Harris, Eyal Sheiner)

Chapter 6. Interpretation of research findings
(Ilana Shoham-Vardi)

Chapter 7. The importance of multivariable analysis for conducting and evaluating research in perinatology
(Mitchell H. Katz)

Chapter 8. Practical Guide for Data Analysis of Perinatal Epidemiology by SPSS®
(Amalia Levy)

Chapter 9. Meta-analyses
(Hairong Xu, William D. Fraser)

Chapter 10. Decision analysis in perinatal medicine
(William A. Grobman)

Chapter 11. Ethics of Research on Perinatal Medicine
(Frank A. Chervenak, Laurence B. McCullough)


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