Publications in medical statistics and meta-analysis

-- * denotes students under my supervision.
-- The research in this area has been supported by the Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) with Grant No. 04150476, and the Initiation Grant for Faculty Niche Research Areas (IG-FNRA) at Hong Kong Baptist University with Grant No. RC-IG-FNRA/17-18/13.

  1. Jiandong Shi*, Dehui Luo*, Hong Weng, Xian-Tao Zeng, Lu Lin, Haitao Chu and Tiejun Tong (2020)
    Optimally estimating the sample mean and standard deviation from the five-number summary
    arXiv:2003.02130 [stat.ME].
    [Online Calculator]

  2. Hong Zhang, Tiejun Tong, John Landers and Zheyang Wu (2020)
    TFisher: A powerful truncation and weighting procedure for combining p-values
    Annals of Applied Statistics, 14: 178-201.

  3. Yuejin Zhou, Sze-Yui Ho*, Jiahua Liu* and Tiejun Tong (2020)
    Hypothesis testing for normal distributions: a unified framework and new developments
    Statistics and Its Interface, 13: 167-179.

  4. Dehui Luo*, Xiang Wan, Jiming Liu and Tiejun Tong (2018)
    Optimally estimating the sample mean from the sample size, median, mid-range and/or mid-quartile range
    Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 27: 1785-1805.
    [Online Calculator]   
    [Excel Worksheet for Optimal Mean Estimation]

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    -- This paper establishes a new "rule of thumb" between the sample mean, median and mid-range. The paper has been recognized as a highly cited paper and a hot paper in ISI Web of Science, with a total of 100 citations (and 148 citations in Google Scholar) as of 12/03/2020, including 10 citations in 2018, 73 citations in 2019, and 17 citations in 2020.

  6. Dehui Luo*, Xiang Wan, Jiming Liu and Tiejun Tong (2017)
    How to estimate the sample mean and standard deviation from the sample size, median, extremes or quartiles (in Chinese)?
    Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, 17: 1350-1356.

  7. Yong Yuan, Tiejun Tong, Xiaoxi Zeng, Yushang Yang, Ziqiang Wang, Yuncang Wang, Junhe Gou and Longqi Chen (2017)
    Longitudinal study of esophageal mucosal damage after esophagectomy and gastric interposition: relationship between reflux-related mucosal injury and Notch signaling
    Journal of Thoracic Disease, 9, 5249-5260.

  8. Baohong Yuan, Ruhong Li, Weiping Yuan, Tian Yang, Tiejun Tong, Ningfu Peng, Lequn Li and Jianhong Zhong (2017)
    Harms and benefits of adoptive immunotherapy for postoperative hepatocellular carcinoma: an updated review
    Oncotarget, 8: 18537–18549.

  9. Jiacheng Yuan, Herbert Pang, Tiejun Tong, Dong Xia, Wenzhao Guo and Peter Mesenbrink (2016)
    Seamless phase IIa/IIb and enhanced dose finding adaptive design
    Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, 26: 912-923.

  10. Aimin Wu, Tiejun Tong and Xiangyang Wang (2016)
    A rethink of fusion surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis
    Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, 9: 166-169.

  11. Yingyang Liao, Jianhong Zhong, Tiejun Tong, Ningfu Peng and Lequn Li (2016)
    Is radioembolization or sorafenib the best option for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and portal vein invasion?
    Liver International, 36: 1715.

  12. Hiu-Yee Kwan, Xuyan Niu, Wenlin Dai*, Tiejun Tong, Xiaojuan Chao, Tao Su, Chi-Leung Chan, Kim-Chung Lee, Xiuqiong Fu, Hua Yi, Hua Yu, Ting Li, Kai-Wing Tse, Wang-Fun Fong, Si-Yuan Pan, Aiping Lu, Zhi-Ling Yu (2015)
    Lipidomic-based investigation into the regulatory effect of Schisandrin B on palmitic acid level in non-alcoholic steatotic livers
    Scientific Reports, 5: 9114.

  13. Xiang Wan, Wenqian Wang*, Jiming Liu and Tiejun Tong (2014)
    Estimating the sample mean and standard deviation from the sample size, median, range and/or interquartile range
    BMC Medical Research Methodology, 14: 135.
    [Online Calculator]   
    [Excel Worksheet for Standard Deviation Estimation]: This worksheet works for Excel 2013 or newer versions. For Excel 2010 or earlier versions, please modify the inverse normal function "NORM.INV" as "NORMINV".

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    -- This paper establishes an improved "rule of thumb" between the sample range and the sample standard deviation. The paper has been recognized as a highly cited paper (and a hot paper in 2016) in ISI Web of Science, with a total of 900 citations (and 1152 citations in Google Scholar) as of 15/04/2020, including 5 citations in 2015, 55 citations in 2016, 135 citations in 2017, 214 citations in 2018, 395 citations in 2019, and 96 citations in 2020.

  15. Xiang Wan, Jiming Liu, William Cheung and Tiejun Tong (2014)
    Inferring epidemic network topology from surveillance data
    PLOS ONE, 9: e100661.

  16. Xiang Wan, Jiming Liu, William Cheung and Tiejun Tong (2014)
    Learning to improve medical decision making for imbalanced data without using a priori cost
    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 14: 111.

  17. Jiacheng Yuan, Tiejun Tong and Man-Lai Tang (2013)
    Sample size calculation for bioequivalence studies assessing drug effect and food effect at the same time with a three-treatment Williams design
    Therapeutic Innovation and Regulatory Science, 47: 242-247.

  18. Jiacheng Yuan, Tiejun Tong and Tie-Hua Ng (2011)
    Conditional type I error rate for superiority test conditioned on establishment of noninferiority in clinical trials
    Drug Information Journal, 45: 331-336.

  19. Nairanjana Dasgupta, Eleanne Solorzano and Tiejun Tong (2010)
    Comparing multiple treatments to both positive and negative controls
    Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 140: 180-188.