Gérard Derzko

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The comparison of Weibull distributions with unequal shape parameters, in the case of right censored survival data obtained from independent samples, is considered within the framework of Bayesian statistical methodology. The procedures are illustrated with the example of a mortality study where a new treatment is compared to a placebo. The posterior(More)
This paper investigates the Bayesian procedures for comparing proportions. These procedures are especially suitable for accepting (or rejecting) the equivalence of two population proportions. Furthermore the Bayesian predictive probabilities provide a natural and flexible tool in monitoring trials, especially for choosing a sample size and for conducting(More)
In controlled clinical trials, where minimizing treatment failures is crucial, response-adaptive designs are attractive competitors to 1:1 randomized designs for comparing the success rates φ(1) and φ(2) of two treatments. In these designs each new treatment assignment depends on previous outcomes through some predefined rule. Here Play-The-Winner (PW),(More)
Although the decision to continue or to stop prematurely a clinical trial is not solely based on statistical tests, they bring useful objective arguments to the data monitoring board. However, the multiple use of statistical tests leads to increase the risk of false positive conclusions in favor of one of the treatments, and several methods have been(More)
In order to fulfil the ethical principles linked to the protection of patients randomized in a controlled clinical trial, monitoring procedures need to be set up. In this context, a committee of experts, called the data monitoring committee is in charge of reviewing regularly unblinded data to assess the quality and the relevance of the trial, to evaluate(More)
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