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Methods for assessing responsiveness: a critical review and recommendations.
A review of the literature suggests there are two major aspects of responsiveness. We define the first as "internal responsiveness," which characterizes the ability of a measure to change over a… Expand
The analysis of failure times in the presence of competing risks.
- R. Prentice, J. Kalbfleisch, A. V. Peterson, N. Flournoy, V. Farewell, N. Breslow
- Computer Science, Medicine
- 1 December 1978
A method, involving the estimation of parameters that relate time-dependent risk indicators for some causes to cause-specific hazard functions for other causes, is proposed for the study of interrelations among failure types. Expand
The use of mixture models for the analysis of survival data with long-term survivors.
- V. Farewell
- Mathematics, Medicine
- 1 December 1982
Monitoring surgical performance using risk-adjusted cumulative sum charts.
We describe a new CUSUM procedure that adjusts for each patient's pre-operative risk of surgical failure through the use of a likelihood-based scoring method. Expand
Efficacy of a Cancer Research UK communication skills training model for oncologists: a randomised controlled trial
BACKGROUND Doctors' communication with patients is commonly hampered by lack of training in this core skill. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of an intensive 3-day training course on… Expand
Methotrexate and cyclosporine compared with cyclosporine alone for prophylaxis of acute graft versus host disease after marrow transplantation for leukemia.
We treated 93 patients who had acute nonlymphoblastic leukemia in the first remission or chronic myelocytic leukemia in the chronic phase (median age, 30 years) with high-dose cyclophosphamide and… Expand
Determinants of mortality from cystic fibrosis in Canada, 1970-1989.
The frequency, prevalence, and mortality patterns of cystic fibrosis were analyzed in 3,795 patients documented in the Canadian Patient Data Registry in 1970-1989. Cystic fibrosis frequency in the… Expand
Musicians' playing-related musculoskeletal disorders: an examination of risk factors.
Several studies have shown that playing-related musculoskeletal disorders (PRMDs) present a significant health problem for musicians. To examine physiological, psychological, and behavioral risk… Expand
Proposed preliminary core set measures for disease outcome assessment in adult and juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathies.
In order to develop a preliminary core set of disease outcome measures for use in clinical trials of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM), we evaluated those measures used in previous trials,… Expand
Marrow transplantation for severe aplastic anemia: methotrexate alone compared with a combination of methotrexate and cyclosporine for prevention of acute graft-versus-host disease.
Forty-six patients with severe aplastic anemia (median age, 23 years) were treated with high-dose cyclophosphamide followed by infusion of marrow from an HLA-identical family member. To evaluate… Expand