Biomedical Statistics and Informatics

Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2021

  • Estimation of Risk Factor’s Contribution to mortality from COVID-19 in Highly Populated European Countries

    Uri Eliyahu, Avi Magid

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2021
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: 30 December 2020
    Accepted: 9 January 2021
    Published: 22 January 2021
    Abstract: Background: The outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic and the excess of mortality attributed to COVID-19 worldwide raised the need to develop a simple and applicable mathematical model for predicting mortality in different countries, as well as to point out the risk factors for COVID-19 mortality, and, in particular, demographic risk factors. Methods: ... Show More
  • One-Minute Finger Pulsation Measurement for Diabetes Rapid Screening with 1.3% to 13% False-Negative Prediction Rate

    Justin Chu, Wen-Tse Yang, Tung-Han Hsieh, Fu-Liang Yang

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2021
    Pages: 6-13
    Received: 21 January 2021
    Accepted: 6 February 2021
    Published: 23 February 2021
    Abstract: Previous non-invasive Diabetes Mellitus (DM) prediction methods for rapid screening suffered from the trade-off between speed and accuracy. The accurate results of questionnaires rely on long and detailed questions thus sacrifice speed, meanwhile, photoplethysmography (PPG) offers convenient and fast testing but lacking accuracy. In this work, we d... Show More
  • Non-parametric Analysis of Interval-Censored Survival Data with Application to a Phase III Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Clinical Trial

    Yeqian Liu, Junyu Chen

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2021
    Pages: 14-22
    Received: 14 February 2021
    Accepted: 2 March 2021
    Published: 10 March 2021
    Abstract: In oncology clinical trials, the exact time of event occurrence such as tumor progression is usually unknown but the time interval within which the event occurs is known. The determination of such survival time can be subject to measurement error and influenced by the timing of scheduled assessment. Ignoring interval-censored survival time could le... Show More