SMART Approach to Spine Clinical Research

SMART approach to spine clinical researchBy

  • Michael  J  Lee,  MD, Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, 1959 Pacific Street NE, Seattle,  WA 98195, USA
  • Daniel C Norvell,  PhD, Spectrum  Research,  Inc., 705 S  9th  Street, Suite 203, Tacoma, WA 98405, USA
  • Joseph  R Dettori,  PhD, MPH, Spectrum  Research,  Inc., 705 S  9th  Street, Suite 203, Tacoma, WA 98405, USA
  • Andrea C Skelly,  PhD, MPH, Spectrum  Research,  Inc., 705 S  9th  Street, Suite 203, Tacoma, WA 98405, USA
  • Jens R Chapman,  MD, Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Harborview  Medical  Center, University of Washington, 325 Ninth  Avenue, Box 359798, Seattle,  WA 98104-2499, USA

The SMART Approach to Spine Clinical Research is a must-have guide for spine care professionals seeking to make a meaningful contribution to the scientific literature and advance their careers by publishing high-quality clinical research.

Planning, conducting, and publishing the results of your clinical research can be a long and arduous journey. The SMART Approach to Spine Clinical Research presents and explains the many interrelated components essential to spine clinical research in an easily accessible way, guiding you step-by-step through the principles and methods of planning and evaluating clinical research. With a special focus on bias reduction and spine-related case examples, this SMART approach represents those essential components:

  •  Study question
  •  Searching the literature
  •  Study design
  •  Measurements
  •  Analysis
  •  Resources and funding
  •  Timing

Also addressed in the book are special topics such as getting your manuscript published and conducting a meta-analysis. This SMART approach provides a clear and simple road map for the planning, execution, and critical appraisal of clinical research.

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4 Responses

  1. how long the membership lasts me?, few books I can download for the duration of the membership?

  2. some good ortho books to add

    1.Emergency Orthopedics, Sixth Edition (Emergency Orthopedics: The Extremities (Simon)) by Robert Simon and Scott Sherman (Dec 17, 2010)
    2.
    Orthopedic Trauma Call for the Attending Surgeon by David J. Hak MD MBA, Kyros R. Ipaktchi MD and Steven Morgan MD FACS (Mar 15, 2013)
    3.
    Lovell & Winter’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, 7th Edition by Stuart L. Weinstein and John M. Flynn (Sep 28, 2013)
    4.
    Review of Orthopaedic Trauma by Mark R Brinker (Mar 14, 2013)
    5.
    Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics: From the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children: Expert Consult: Online… by John A. Herring MD (Dec 19, 2013)

  3. Can you upload-
    Manual of INTERNAL FIXATION
    Techniques Recommended by the AO-ASIF Group
    3rd ed. 1991

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