Monthly Archives: August 2012

Stats 101

From a paper that seems shoddier than I thought: “Abc neutralizing antibody does not reduce the number of XYZ-positive colonies in the assays shown in G; n = 3.” The only thing can be proven after as few as three measurements is the sainthood in the Catholic Church.

“price effective” fun

Ophtalmology just published a cost-effectiveness comparison for treating diabetic macular edema comparing {ranibizumab + laser}, {triamcinolone + laser} and laser alone. Authors’ mathematical simulation shows that eyesight is better preserved for the same money when ranibizumab (brand name Lucentis) is used rather than the cheap, generic triamcinolone. The elephant in the room is of course […]