Provides the framework for building a clinical trial as it pertains to operative and non operative invasive procedures
Written by experts in the field
Provides details of building a scientifically and ethically valid proposal
The aim of this text is to provide the framework for building a clinical trial as it pertains to operative and non operative invasive procedures, how to get it funded and how to conduct such a trial up to publication of results
The text provides all details of building a scientifically and ethically valid proposal, including how to build the infrastructure for a clinical trial and how to move it forward through various funding agencies. The text also presents various types of clinical trials, the use of implantable devicesand FDA requirements, and adjuncts to clinical trials and interaction with industry
Clinical Trials Design in Invasive Operative and Non Operative Procedures will be of interest to all specialists of surgery, anesthesiologists, interventional radiologists, gastroenterologists, cardiologists, and pulmonologists
Kamal MF Itani MDVABHCS(112A)1400 VFW ParkwayWest Roxbury, MA 02132
Domenic Reda PhDHines CSP Coordinating Center5000 South 5th AvenueHines, IL 60141
Kamal M. F. Itani, MD, Chief of surgery at the VA Boston Health Care System is a Professor of Surgery at Boston University. Dr Itani attended medical school at the American University of Beirut, residency in surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and a research fellowship in theDepartment of Surgery at Duke University. Prior to his move to Boston, Dr. Itani was an Associate Professor in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery and The Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education at Baylor College of Medicine. He was also Chief of General Surgeryat the Houston VA Medical Center and a staff surgeon at The Ben Taub General Hospital.
Dr. Itani’s primary clinical interest is in surgical infections, hernia repair and surgical education with a research focus on the improvement of health services and surgical outcomes within his areas of clinical interest. He is the author or co-author of more than 150 peer-reviewed journalarticles, editorials, and book chapters and is the lead investigator on several clinical trials. Dr Itani is a member of various surgical organizations and has served in various leadership positions in these organizations. He currently sits on several National committees including the VA Surgicalquality improvement project (VASQIP), the research committee of the American College of Surgeons, and chairs the surgical quality data use group (SQDUG), the research arm of VASQIP. He is also the course director for the American College of Surgeons clinical trials course since2007. He is a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Surgery, Surgical Infection, Hospital Physician, and is a reviewer for several medical and surgical journals. In addition to his various leadership roles in various surgical associations and societies, he is past President ofThe Association of VA Surgeons.