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SAS Conference Proceedings:
May 21-24, 2006, Bonita Springs, Florida, 135 papers
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Pharmaceutical SAS Users Group 2006: Best Papers and honorable mentions

DIFFTREE: A Macro to Compare Corresponding Files under Two Directory Trees
  Andy E. Barnett, PPD Inc. (Best Paper in Applications Development)
SAS, GNU & Open Source: MinGW Development Tools and Sample Applications
  Brian Fairfield-Carter, PRA International; Stephen Hunt, PRA International; Tracy Sherman, PRA International (Best Paper in Applications Development)
Mapping Clinical Data to a Standard Structure: A Table Driven Approach
  Nancy Brucken, i3 Statprobe; Paul Slagle, i3 Statprobe (Best Paper in Applications Development)
Building Stronger Axes for Your SAS Graph Wagons
  Don (Dongguang) Li, NCIC-CTG, Queen's University (Best Paper in Coder's Corner)
Quote Me On This: How To Make SAS® Talk Database
  Paul D. Sherman, self (Best Paper in Coder's Corner)
External Data Utility (EDU), a SAS Tool to Manage Data from Acquisition to Database Release
  Margaret Hung, GlaxoSmithKline; Mohit K. Goel, Analysts International; Sheila M. Moody, Smith Hanley Consulting Group, Inc. (Best Paper in Data Management)
Evolution and Implementation of CDISC Study Data Tabulation Model (SDTM)
  Tom S. Guinter, Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.; Fred Wood, Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals (Best Paper in FDA Compliance - Electronic Submission & Validation)
How to Get Promoted: Planning for Career Growth
  Sandra Minjoe, Genentech, Inc (Best Paper in Management)
HIRE Power in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  Neil Howard, Independent Consultant (Best Paper in Management)
Enhancing RTF Output with RTF Control Words and In-Line Formatting
  Lori S. Parsons, Ovation Research Group (Best Paper in Posters)
Manipulating the Plot Area When Using CALL EXECUTE to Create Multiple Graphs
  Brandon Graham, PPD, Inc. (Best Paper in Posters)
Developing and Managing a SAS Macro Library
  Margaret K. James, Merck & Co.; Carolyn Maass, Merck & Co.; Virginia Redner, Merck & Co. (Best Paper in Posters)
De-Identification of Clinical Trials Data Demystified
  Jack Shostak, Duke Clinical Research Institute (Best Paper in Public Health Research)
Sample Size Calculation and Timeline Estimate for Progression-Free Survival
  Chung-Kuei Chang, Cephalon, Inc. (Best Paper in Statistics & Pharmacokinetics)
Call Execute for Everyone!
  Daniel J. Boisvert, Genzyme; Shafi Chowdhury, Shafi Consultancy (Best Paper in Technical Techniques)
"DO NOT EDIT BELOW THIS LINE" (Configuring SAS to work for you)
  Kim R. Truett, KCT Data, Inc. (Best Paper in Technical Techniques)
An Easy, Concise Way to Summarize Multiple Proc COMPAREs using the SYSINFO Macro
  Variable; Lexter S. Fennell, PPD (Best Paper in Technical Techniques)
Simple Tests of Hypotheses for the Non-statistician: What They Are and Why They Can Go Bad
  Art Carpenter, CA Occidental Consultants (Best Paper in Tutorials)

Applications Development
Coder's Corner
Data Management
FDA Compliance - Electronic Submission & Validation
Hands-On Workshops
Management
Posters
Public Health Research
SAS Papers
Statistics & Pharmacokinetics
Technical Techniques
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Applications Development
tweet!  Developing PDF-Manipulation Macros for eSubmission Automation
  Lei Zhang, Celgene Corporation
Keywords:  PDF manipulation  Macro  Unnamed pipe  VBScript  command-line  esubmission  automation  OLE/COM  PDF tools 
Pages: 11 Size: 103 Kb 
tweet!  Real Time: What Is It and What Are We Doing About It?
  Richard Phillips, ThotWave Technologies, LLC.; Greg S. Nelson, ThotWave Technologies, LLC.
Keywords:  Data warehousing  real time  SAS solutions  ETL. 
Pages: 14 Size: 146 Kb 
tweet!  Zipping Right Along: Push-button SAS® Transfers via Command-line Invocation of the WinZip32 Executable
  Stephen Hunt, PRA International; Brian Fairfield-Carter, PRA International
Keywords:  WINZIP  VBScript  Dynamic HTML 
Pages: 7 Size: 124 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  DIFFTREE: A Macro to Compare Corresponding Files under Two Directory Trees
  Andy E. Barnett, PPD Inc.
Keywords:  DIFFTREE  compare  traverse  directory  file  subtree  macro 
Pages: 25 Size: 128 Kb 
tweet!  Utilizing the Stored Compiled Macro Facility in a Multi-user Clinical Trial Setting
  Mirjana Stojanovic, Duke University Medical Center; Dorothy Watson, Duke University Medical Center; Donna Hollis, Duke University Medical Center
Keywords:  macro  SASMSTORE  %copy  %include 
Pages: 8 Size: 69 Kb 
tweet!  SAS & Safety Signal Detection and Analysis
  Karthikeyan Chidambaram, Cognizant Technology Solutions; Sunandan Banerjee, Cognizant Technology Solutions
Keywords:  safety  signal  detection  SAS 
Pages: 8 Size: 314 Kb 
tweet!  Get your SAS in gear - Automate Appendix Numbers, Titles and Footnotes
  Liz R. Taylor, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Keywords:  Titles  Footnotes  Appendices 
Pages: 10 Size: 163 Kb 
tweet!  Get your SAS in gear - Automate the Production of Analysis Datasets
  Liz R. Taylor, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Keywords:  Analysis  Formats  Decodes 
Pages: 10 Size: 62 Kb 
tweet!  Highly Effective Batch Processing
  Haibin Shu, Barr Pharmaceutical/Duramed Research
Keywords:  Batch Job  Macro  Log File 
Pages: 3 Size: 166 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  SAS, GNU & Open Source: MinGW Development Tools and Sample Applications
  Brian Fairfield-Carter, PRA International; Stephen Hunt, PRA International; Tracy Sherman, PRA International
Keywords:  GNU  MinGW  open source  C++  Win32 API 
Pages: 12 Size: 200 Kb 
tweet!  Displaying Multiple Graphs to Quickly Assess Patient Data Trends
  Hui-Ping Chen, Eli Lilly and Company; Eugene (Bill) E. Johnson, Eli Lilly and Company
Keywords:  DSGI  combine  multiple  graph 
Pages: 6 Size: 185 Kb 
tweet!  %SummaryTable: A SAS Macro to Produce a Summary Table in Clinical Trial
  Yinmei Zhou, St. Jude Children's research hospital, Tennessee; Lijun Zhang, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee; Michael L. Hancock, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Tennessee
Keywords:  SAS/MACRO  RTF  table 
Pages: 7 Size: 310 Kb 
tweet!  Large Scale Standard Macros - An Approach to Development and Implementation
  Jeremy Gratt, Modular Informatics; John Adams, Boehringer-Ingelheim
Keywords:  Modular Design  Software Development Life Cycle  Macro Development 
Pages: 18 Size: 673 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Mapping Clinical Data to a Standard Structure: A Table Driven Approach
  Nancy Brucken, i3 Statprobe; Paul Slagle, i3 Statprobe
Keywords:  standards  mapping  CDISC  integrated  table-driven 
Pages: 7 Size: 41 Kb 
tweet!  MDMAP - An Innovative Application Used To Manage Clinical Trial Metadata
  Gregory S. Ridge, Sanofi-Aventis; Neeru Bhardwaj, Sanofi-Aventis
Keywords:  eSUB  metadata  FDA  clinical trials  oracle  SAS 
Pages: 9 Size: 262 Kb 
tweet!  Good Programming Practices in Clinical Trial - a Check Program
  John H. Adams, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceutical
Keywords:  Clinical  Trial  Programming 
Pages: 12 Size: 373 Kb 
tweet!  A SAS Macro to Find the Best Fitted Model For Repeated Measures Using PROC MIXED
  Jingjing Wang, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
Keywords:  MIXED  covariance structure  repeated measures  macro 
Pages: 8 Size: 172 Kb 
tweet!  Client Communication: Transform Specifications into Code with Spreadsheets
  John C. Cantrell, University of North Carolina
Keywords:  Communication  SAS  Specifications  Documentation  Spreadsheets 
Pages: 5 Size: 79 Kb 
tweet!  Drawkcab Gnimmargorp: Test-Driven Development with FUTS
  Jeff Wright, ThotWave Technologies, LLC.; Greg Nelson, ThotWave Technologies, LLC.
Keywords:  SAS  unit testing  extreme programming  test-driven development  test-first design 
Pages: 12 Size: 176 Kb 
tweet!  Human Effciency: A Factor That Can't Be Ignored When Designing a SAS Macro
  Michele Zhang, Merck. & Co., Inc.
Keywords:  Efficiency  NDA  QA  macro 
Pages: 8 Size: 44 Kb 
Coder's Corner
Best Paper
tweet!  Building Stronger Axes for Your SAS Graph Wagons
  Don (Dongguang) Li, NCIC-CTG, Queen's University
Keywords:  SAS Graphs  Axes  graphics 
Pages: 6 Size: 207 Kb 
tweet!  Numeric Precision in SAS - an Example
  varsha c. shah, University of North Carolina
Keywords:  Numeric  Precision  Discrepancy 
Pages: 3 Size: 66 Kb 
tweet!  Page Breaks: Simple and Effective Ways to Neatly Present Data
  Suzanne M. Humphreys, PRA International
Keywords:  Page breaks  PROC REPORT  adverse events  counting 
Pages: 9 Size: 50 Kb 
tweet!  Put Down That Mouse!
  Daniel J. Boisvert, Genzyme
Keywords:  Keyboard shorcuts  Display manager  Mouse 
Pages: 5 Size: 96 Kb 
tweet!  General Methods to Use Special Characters
  Dennis Gianneschi, Amgen, Inc.
Keywords:  special characters  character map  unicode  ODS  RTF 
Pages: 6 Size: 106 Kb 
tweet!  Back From The Future: Different Ways to Transfer the Values from Later to Earlier Visits
  Alexander Feigin, Synthes USA
Keywords:  PROC SORT  SQL  Macro 
Pages: 8 Size: 204 Kb 
tweet!  When a Shortcut Is More Than a Quick Fix
  Robert A. Diseker, PPDI
Keywords:  _all_  short cut  quick fix 
Pages: 6 Size: 161 Kb 
tweet!  A New Approach to Display Multiple Graphs in One Page And Individual Patient Profile Graph
  Long Zheng, Allergan, Inc.
Keywords:  Coordinate Shifting  Graph  Patient Profile  GREPLAY 
Pages: 10 Size: 272 Kb 
tweet!  Using ODS Document with SAS/Graph to Remove Unwanted PDF Bookmarks
  John J. Reilly, DataCeutics
Keywords:  ODS Document  Proc Document  SAS/Graph  ODS PDF  Bookmarks 
Pages: 5 Size: 187 Kb 
tweet!  Just Enough SAS to Identify Yourself in a Networked World
  Paul D. Sherman, self; Na Li, Pharmacyclics, Inc.
Keywords:  SAS  X-command  sysexec  net.exe  net use 
Pages: 6 Size: 186 Kb    Download the presentationdownload (.ppt, 272 Kb)
tweet!  Create Descriptive Documentation with hyper-links for SAS Database
  Don (Dongguang) Li, NCIC-CTG, Queen's University
Keywords:  database document  contents procedure  hyper-links 
Pages: 4 Size: 83 Kb 
tweet!  Hidden Data Loss in Manipulation of Data
  Tim Tian, Biogen Idec Inc.
Keywords:  data manipulation  data step  first.  last.  data loss  delete 
Pages: 5 Size: 201 Kb 
tweet!  Using Multiple SAS Sessions in the PC Environment to Facilitate Programming
  Rubin Nan, PPD; Douglas Criger, PPD
Keywords:  SAS  SAS Multiple session  Macro  server  remote submit  SAS technique  PC SAS  SAS programming  clinical trial 
Pages: 3 Size: 51 Kb 
tweet!  Dynamic Column Breaking Macro and Other Applications
  Fan Ping, PRA International; Richard Schiefelbein, PRA International
Keywords:  column breaking  dynamic  AE  Conmed  column width  macro 
Pages: 3 Size: 40 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Quote Me On This: How To Make SAS® Talk Database
  Paul D. Sherman, self
Keywords:  SQL IN-list  List of Values  Macro Functions 
Pages: 5 Size: 164 Kb    Download the presentationdownload (.ppt, 114 Kb)
Data Management
tweet!  Searching For The Right Search Tool
  Eugene Yeh, ASG Inc.; Angela Ringelberg, PharmaNet Inc.
Keywords:  search tool  query  desktop 
Pages: 12 Size: 700 Kb 
tweet!  Base SAS v. SAS Data Integration Studio: Understanding ETL and the SAS Tools Used to Support It
  Danny Grasse, ThotWave Technologies, LLC.; Greg S. Nelson, ThotWave Technologies, LLC.
Keywords:  Data Integration Studio  ETL Studio  BASE SAS  SQL  data warehousing  slowing changing dimensions  ETL 
Pages: 20 Size: 614 Kb 
tweet!  Specifications for Derived Data (or Would you Build a House Without Prints)
  Richard A. Weisman, PPD, Inc.
Keywords:  Specifications  Quality  Derived Data 
Pages: 11 Size: 132 Kb 
tweet!  Murphy Was an Optimist: A Realistic Approach to Clinical Trial Data
  Pamela L. Reading, Rho, Inc.
Keywords:  Analysis datasets  Murphy's Law  defensive programming 
Pages: 4 Size: 189 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  External Data Utility (EDU), a SAS Tool to Manage Data from Acquisition to Database Release
  Margaret Hung, GlaxoSmithKline; Mohit K. Goel, Analysts International; Sheila M. Moody, Smith Hanley Consulting Group, Inc.
Keywords:  EDU  Checks on Demand  Query Management  Data Management  EDC  External Data  Lab Data  Standards  eCRF 
Pages: 11 Size: 468 Kb 
tweet!  Arrays Made Easy: An Introduction to Arrays and Array Processing
  Teresa Schudrowitz, Systems Seminar Consultants
Keywords:  Array  Element  Group 
Pages: 9 Size: 58 Kb 
tweet!  Effective Ways to Manage Thesaurus Dictionaries
  Sy J. Truong, MXI, Meta-Xceed, Inc.
Keywords:  Coding Dictionaries  Thesaurus  MedDRA 
Pages: 9 Size: 237 Kb 
tweet!  Managing Clinical Trials Data using SAS® Software
  Martin J. Rosenberg, MAJARO InfoSystems, Inc.
Keywords:  ClinAccess  SAS/SHARE  database  imaging  CDISC  clinical data management 
Pages: 7 Size: 316 Kb 
FDA Compliance - Electronic Submission & Validation
tweet!  Cost Effective Ways to Generate Define.PDF & Define.XML
  Sy J. Truong, MXI, Meta-Xceed, Inc.
Keywords:  Data Definition Documentation  DEFINE.PDF  DEFINE.XML  CDISC 
Pages: 7 Size: 331 Kb 
tweet!  Implementing SAS using Microsoft Windows Server and Remote Desktop
  Paul Gilbert, DataCeutics Inc; Steve Light, DataCeutics Inc
Keywords:  Windows Server  Remote Desktop  Programming Platform  Regulatory Compliance  Electronic Submission 
Pages: 5 Size: 71 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Evolution and Implementation of CDISC Study Data Tabulation Model (SDTM)
  Tom S. Guinter, Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.; Fred Wood, Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals
Keywords:  SDTM  CDISC  NDA  Standards  CRT 
Pages: 6 Size: 157 Kb 
tweet!  Using SAS ETL Studio to Convert Clinical Trials Data to the CDISC SDTM
  Barry R. Cohen, Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.
Keywords:  ETL Studio  CDISC  SDTM  Data Conversion  Data Mapping 
Pages: 10 Size: 89 Kb 
tweet!  Preparing CTD (Common Technical Document) for FDA Submission
  Charlie Xu, AstraZeneca
Keywords:  CTD  FDA compliance  SAS programming  Pharmaceutical  NDA  sNDA 
Pages: 7 Size: 229 Kb 
tweet!  Imputing ISO8601 Dates From Character Variables Containing Partial Dates
  John R. Gerlach, MaxisIT, Inc.
Pages: 4 Size: 134 Kb 
Hands-On Workshops
tweet!  An Animated Guide: The Data Step Debugger
  Russ M. Lavery, Contractor for Numeric, LLC
Keywords:  debugger  program data vector  PDV  DSD 
Pages: 21 Size: 526 Kb 
ODS Reporting Techniques
  Chris Olinger, d-Wise Technologies
tweet!  Data Driven Annotations: An Introduction to SAS/GRAPH's® Annotate Facility
  Art Carpenter, CA Occidental Consultants
Keywords:  Annotate functions  Annotate Facility  Annotate table  Annotate variables  ANNO= option 
Pages: 17 Size: 312 Kb 
tweet!  The Utter "Simplicity?" of the Tabulate Procedure
  Dan Bruns, TVA
Keywords:  tabulate  cross-tabulation  tables 
Pages: 17 Size: 117 Kb 
tweet!  A Pragmatic Programmers Introduction to Data Integration Studio
  Greg S. Nelson, ThotWave Technologies, LLC.
Keywords:  ETL Studio  Data Integration Studio  data warehousing  change data capture  transformations  ETL. 
Pages: 36 Size: 2010 Kb 
tweet!  CDISC Implementation, Real World Applications
  Sy J. Truong, MXI, Meta-Xceed, Inc.
Keywords:  CDISC  SDTM 3.1  Data Standards  Data Transformation 
Pages: 26 Size: 976 Kb 
tweet!  CDISC Submission and Compliance Training, The New Virtual Learning Methodology
  Dana Rafiee, Destiny Corporation; Michael Palmer, Zurich Biostatistics
Keywords:  CDISC  submission  compliance training 
Pages: 2 Size: 133 Kb 
tweet!  Creating AND Importing Multi-sheet Excel Workbooks the Easy Way with SAS
  Vince DelGobbo, SAS Institute Inc.
Keywords:  Microsoft Excel  ODS  XML  XLSP2SAS  multi-sheet workbook  SAS XML Libname Engine  SAS XMLMap 
Pages: 20 Size: 518 Kb 
Management
tweet!  Don't Just Tell Us - Show Us!: Performance-Based Testing and the SAS® Certified Professional Program
  Marc W. Vaglio-Laurin, SAS
Keywords:  Certification  assessment  performance-based testing 
Pages: 9 Size: 131 Kb 
tweet!  Getting and Keeping a Job as a Remote Employee
  Erin M. Christen, AYW Consulting
Keywords:  telecommute  work from home  remote employee  remote 
Pages: 7 Size: 124 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  How to Get Promoted: Planning for Career Growth
  Sandra Minjoe, Genentech, Inc
Keywords:  communication  networking  visibility  mentor  training  money  recognition 
Pages: 8 Size: 246 Kb 
tweet!  Identifying the Roles and Responsibilities of Programmers and Statisticians
  Margaret K. James, Merck & Co.; Amy Gillespie, Merck & Co.; Ying Su, Merck & Co.; William Malbecq, Merck Sharp & Dohme (Europe), Inc.
Keywords:  Roles  Responsibilities  Collaboration  RACI Matrix  Gantt Chart 
Pages: 6 Size: 42 Kb 
tweet!  My Experience as a Facilitator between Biostatisticians and SAS Programmers
  Carey G. Smoak, Roche Molecular Systems, Inc
Keywords:  Facilitator  SAS Programmer  Biostatistician 
Pages: 3 Size: 54 Kb 
tweet!  Guiding Principles of Trusted Leadership
  Sandy Paternotte, PPD, Inc.
Keywords:  leadership  management  servanthood 
Pages: 14 Size: 147 Kb 
tweet!  Transforming Business Requirements into System Solutions
  Yongcun Zhang, Genentech Inc.
Keywords:  Statistical Programming  Business Requirements Analysis  System Architecture  Design  Implementation  Testing And Validation  System Deployment  System Project Management 
Pages: 10 Size: 195 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  HIRE Power in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  Neil Howard, Independent Consultant
Keywords:  interviewing  certification  proficiency testing  resume  hiring  behavioral interview  interview questions 
Pages: 13 Size: 199 Kb 
tweet!  Challenges in Managing a Large (20+) SAS Programming Group
  Paul A. LaBrec, i3 Statprobe; Daniel Golder, i3 Statprobe
Keywords:  Management  Metrics  Career Development  Communication 
Pages: 5 Size: 37 Kb 
Posters
tweet!  When There Are Too Many Macro Parameters and We Need One More
  Eric Qi, Merck & Co., Inc.; Eunice Ndungu, Merck & Co., Inc.
Keywords:  SAS macro Design  Macro parameters  PDLC  read Excel 
Pages: 9 Size: 58 Kb 
tweet!  Using Table-Driven Solution in Clinical Safety Pause Rule Reporting
  Xiaoming Liang, Amgen Inc.; Paul OldenKamp, FHCRC
Keywords:  Table Driven  Reporting  clinical trials 
Pages: 5 Size: 108 Kb 
tweet!  A Case of Online Data Processing and Statistical Analysis via SAS/IntrNet
  Sijian Zhang, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Keywords:  SAS/IntrNet  clinical trial  data processing  statistical analysis  customization  server-client enviro  web 
Pages: 8 Size: 2759 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Enhancing RTF Output with RTF Control Words and In-Line Formatting
  Lori S. Parsons, Ovation Research Group
Keywords:  RTF  RTF Control Words  In-Line Formating 
Pages: 10 Size: 114 Kb 
tweet!  Systematic Inductive Method for Imputing Partial Missing Dates in Clinical Trials
  Ping Liu, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Keywords:  missing dates  interventions  event  target date  mdy  month  input  sub 
Pages: 8 Size: 140 Kb 
tweet!  Randomization in Clinical Trial Studies
  David Shen, WCI, Inc.; Zaizai Lu, Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals
Keywords:  Randomization  RANUNI  RANOR 
Pages: 8 Size: 122 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Manipulating the Plot Area When Using CALL EXECUTE to Create Multiple Graphs
  Brandon Graham, PPD, Inc.
Keywords:  graph  figure  plot range  plot area  call execute  multiple graphs 
Pages: 5 Size: 187 Kb 
tweet!  Macros to Create Quality Control (QC) Documents
  Xiaoyu Liu, ClinForce, Inc.; Hong Xiao, Eli Lilly & Company
Keywords:  Quality Control  QC documents  Validation  Macro  Extract 
Pages: 13 Size: 153 Kb 
tweet!  How to Get Upper (or Lower) Error Bars with INTERPOL=HILOCTJ?
  Adeline Yeo, Lilly-NUS Centre for Clinical Pharmacology
Keywords:  upper error bars  interpol=hiloctj  symbol statement  high low close value 
Pages: 4 Size: 72 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Developing and Managing a SAS Macro Library
  Margaret K. James, Merck & Co.; Carolyn Maass, Merck & Co.; Virginia Redner, Merck & Co.
Keywords:  Macro  Library  Management 
Pages: 7 Size: 39 Kb 
tweet!  Performing Deconvolution Operations in SAS for Input Rate Computation
  Steven G. Hege, Rho, Inc.
Keywords:  deconvolution  non-parametric analy  bio-equivalence study 
Pages: 8 Size: 102 Kb 
tweet!  Streamlining Specimen/Label Shipment Process
  Christina Carty, CSPCC; Elizabeth Spence, CSPCC
Keywords:  email  macro  Proc Report  Output Delivery System  ODS  label  shipment  specimen  process 
Pages: 7 Size: 1281 Kb 
tweet!  Methods for Generating Excel Files from SAS Datasets
  Xingshu Zhu, Merck company; Shuping Zhang, Merck company
Keywords:  SAS dataset  Excel file  file format 
Pages: 7 Size: 42 Kb 
tweet!  Macros to get to "Know Thy Data"
  Diane Foose, GlaxoSmithKline; Mike Gunshenan, GlaxoSmithKline; Richard J. Morales, GlaxoSmithKline
Keywords:  macros  metadata  data 
Pages: 14 Size: 45 Kb 
tweet!  Estimate Carryover Effect in Clinical Trial Crossover Designs
  David Shen, WCI, Inc.; Zaizai Lu, Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals
Keywords:  Cross-over Design  estimate  carryover effect 
Pages: 7 Size: 134 Kb 
tweet!  Approach to Archive Programs in PDF and Retrieve Programs from PDF Files
  Eric Zhang, Centocor Research & Development, Inc.; Leah Bednarek, Centocor Research & Development, Inc.; Daniel Hofstaedter, Centocor Research & Development, Inc.
Keywords:  SAS2PDF  PDF2SAS  Macro  PDF 
Pages: 12 Size: 278 Kb 
tweet!  Patient Profile: A Menu-Driven System
  Adel Fahmy, Symbiance, Inc.
Keywords:  Profile  Patient Profile  Subject Profile  CRF Listing 
Pages: 12 Size: 40 Kb 
tweet!  QA your SAS job!
  Jianming He, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Services
Keywords:  QA  Standard Operating  data flow chart 
Pages: 3 Size: 133 Kb 
tweet!  Dynamic Output: Do You Have Any Observations?
  Lara Guttadauro, Kendle
Keywords:  Dynamic output  no observations  dynamic 
Pages: 4 Size: 19 Kb 
tweet!  PROC SQL: An Efficient Tool for Creating Macro Variables
  Louie Huang, Baxter BioScience
Keywords:  PROC SQL  SAS Macros  Call Symput  data _null_  select  group by  having  order by  merge  concatenate 
Pages: 6 Size: 191 Kb 
Public Health Research
tweet!  Data Mining Methods to Link Multiple Drug Purchases and to Investigate Drug Costs to Consumers
  Patricia B. Cerrito, University of Louisville; John C. Cerrito, Kroger Pharmacy
Keywords:  Enterprise Miner  Medication Costs  drug purchases 
Pages: 15 Size: 424 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  De-Identification of Clinical Trials Data Demystified
  Jack Shostak, Duke Clinical Research Institute
Keywords:  de-identification  anonymization  HIPAA  common rule 
Pages: 12 Size: 168 Kb 
tweet!  The Skinny on Processing Very Large Health Claims Data Sets
  Gopal Rajagopal, Merck & Co. Inc
Keywords:  large  public  health  techniques  healthcare 
Pages: 10 Size: 94 Kb 
tweet!  A Method/ Macro Based on Propensity Score and Mahalanobis Distance to Reduce Bias in Treatment Comparison in Observational Study
  Wuwei Wayne Feng, Eli Lilly & Company; Jun Yu, MedFocus Ltd; Rong Michelle Xu, Eli Lilly & Company
Keywords:  observational study  propensity score  Mahalanobis distance  macro 
Pages: 11 Size: 445 Kb 
tweet!  Socio-Economic Factors to Utilization of the Emergency Department
  David K. Nfodjo, University of Louisville
Keywords:  Emergency Room  Socio-economic  factors 
Pages: 4 Size: 106 Kb 
SAS Papers
tweet!  Implementing CDISC Data Models in the SAS® Metadata Server
  Michael Kilhullen, SAS Institute
Keywords:  CDISC  data models  metadata 
Pages: 7 Size: 416 Kb 
tweet!  Creating Statistical Graphics in SAS® 9.2 - What Every Statistical User Should Know
  Robert N. Rodriguez, SAS Institute; Tonya E. Balan, SAS Institute
Keywords:  Graphics  statistical user  SAS9.2 
Pages: 32 Size: 1836 Kb 
tweet!  Let the ODS PRINTER Statement Take Your Output into the Twenty-First Century
  Scott Huntley, SAS Institute
Keywords:  ODS  Printer  output 
Pages: 10 Size: 189 Kb 
tweet!  PROC REPORT: Doin' It in Style!
  Ray Pass, Ray Pass Consulting; Sandy McNeill, SAS Institute
Keywords:  Proc report  ODS  Styles 
Pages: 13 Size: 256 Kb 
tweet!  UPDATE:CDISC Interchange Abstract Harmonizing CDISC Submission Models - SDTM and ADaM
  Edward Helton, Ph.D., SAS Institute; Stephen Ruberg, Ph.D., Eli Lilly; Cathy Barrows, GlaxoSmithKline; Musa Nsereko, Cephalon; Greg Anglin, Eli Lilly
Keywords:  CDISC  SDTM  ADaM 
Pages: 3 Size: 94 Kb 
tweet!  User Written DATA Step Functions
  Jason Secosky, SAS Institute
Keywords:  SAS  DATA step  PROC FCMP 
Pages: 9 Size: 178 Kb 
tweet!  SAS Drug Development: Bringing Innovation to Life Sciences
  David Handelsman, SAS Institute
Keywords:  SAS Drug Development  innovation  Life Sciences 
Pages: 12 Size: 133 Kb 
Statistics & Pharmacokinetics
tweet!  Heuristic Algo: Backward Elimination Process for a Model
  Varsha C. Shah, University of North Carolina
Keywords:  backward  elimination  procedure 
Pages: 7 Size: 103 Kb 
tweet!  Generating Half-normal Plot for Zero-inflated Binomial Regression
  Zhao Yang, University of South Carolina; Xuezheng Sun, University of South Carolina
Keywords:  half-normal plot  zero-inflated binomi  proc nlmixed  simulation 
Pages: 12 Size: 643 Kb 
tweet!  Macros to Create Quality Control (QC) Documents
  Xiaoyu Liu, ClinForce, Inc.; Hong Xiao, Eli Lilly & Company
Keywords:  Quality Control  QC documents  Validation  Macro  Extract 
Pages: 13 Size: 459 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Sample Size Calculation and Timeline Estimate for Progression-Free Survival
  Chung-Kuei Chang, Cephalon, Inc.
Keywords:  sample size calculation  progression-free  interval-censored  power 
Pages: 10 Size: 59 Kb 
tweet!  Analyzing Ordinal Repeated Measures Data Using SAS®
  Bin Yang, Eli Lilly and Company
Keywords:  ordinal response  GEE  random-intercepts  Proc Nlmixed  Proc Genmod  Proc IML  categorical ordinal 
Pages: 8 Size: 86 Kb 
tweet!  From GLM to GLIMMIX-Which Model to Choose?
  Patricia B. Cerrito, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Pages: 7 Size: 110 Kb 
Technical Techniques
tweet!  Say 'Hello' to #BYVAL: Re-introducing a Hot Little #
  Stephen Hunt, PRA International
Keywords:  #BYVAL  proc report  ODS 
Pages: 6 Size: 69 Kb 
tweet!  SAS Proc SQL or Vanilla Flavor
  Cecilia Mauldin, PPD
Keywords:  SQL  keep  drop  having  rename  where  PDV 
Pages: 9 Size: 46 Kb 
tweet!  %StrSrch - A Recursive SAS® Tool to Find and Replace Any String in Text Files
  Wenyu Hu, Merck & Company; Liping Zhang, Merck & Company
Keywords:  %StrSrch  recursive  wildcard 
Pages: 6 Size: 51 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Call Execute for Everyone!
  Daniel J. Boisvert, Genzyme; Shafi Chowdhury, Shafi Consultancy
Keywords:  CALL EXECUTE  Data Driven  Programs 
Pages: 9 Size: 250 Kb 
tweet!  Convert Oracle Database to SAS Data Sets, a Novel Approach
  Fuping Peng, Eisai Medical Research
Keywords:  SASHELP  Format  macro  Oracle System Table 
Pages: 4 Size: 51 Kb 
tweet!  Survival (Kaplan-Meier) Curves Made Easy
  Carey G. Smoak, Roche Molecular Systems, Inc
Keywords:  ODS Graphics  Survival Curves  PROC LIFETEST 
Pages: 9 Size: 102 Kb 
tweet!  Dynamic Drill Down Based On Numeric Data
  Hsiwei Yu, Ming Tech; Dong-Min Shen, Schering-Plough Research Institute
Keywords:  SAS/IntrNet  drill down  http  Tabulate  report  format  dynamic 
Pages: 5 Size: 122 Kb 
tweet!  SAS Programs from Unix to PC and Beyond
  Christopher Kania, Biogen Idec
Keywords:  Unix  PC  SAS Programs 
Pages: 8 Size: 120 Kb 
tweet!  The Design and Use of Metadata: Part Fine Art, Part Black Art
  Frank C. DiIorio, CodeCrafters, Inc.; Jeffrey M. Abolafia, Rho, inc.
Keywords:  metadata  NDA submissions  clinical trials 
Pages: 20 Size: 462 Kb 
tweet!  Longitudinal Graphs with Annotate
  Jasmin Fredette, PRA International
Keywords:  longitudinal graphics  annotate  sequence of events 
Pages: 11 Size: 611 Kb 
tweet!  Effective Strategy to Set Page Breaks for ODS RTF Outputs
  Songtao Jiang, Harvard Clinical Research Institute; Daniel Boisvert, Harvard Clinical Research Institute
Keywords:  SAS  ODS RTF  PROC REPORT  Listing  Page Break 
Pages: 9 Size: 139 Kb 
tweet!  CFB: A Programming Pattern for Creating "Change from Baseline" Datasets
  Lei Zhang, Celgene Corporation
Keywords:  Programming Pattern  Change from Baseline  SQL  Subquery  UML Model 
Pages: 12 Size: 115 Kb 
tweet!  Consistency Check: QC Across Outputs for Inconsistencies
  John M. Morrill, Quintiles; David J. Austin, PRA International
Keywords:  title  footnote  text file  inconsistent  abberrant  spelling  quality control  consistency  consistent 
Pages: 11 Size: 221 Kb 
tweet!  Using SAS to Manage and Report Long Text Fields in a Clinical DBMS
  Na Li, Pharmacyclics, Inc.
Keywords:  DBMS  ODBC  LONG TEXT FIELD 
Pages: 7 Size: 201 Kb 
tweet!  CALL EXECUTE: A Primer
  Alissa D. Ruelle, Pharmanet, Inc.; Kitty Moses, PharmaNet, Inc.
Keywords:  CALL EXECUTE  SAS Macro  CALL ROUTINE 
Pages: 11 Size: 50 Kb 
tweet!  Stellar Graphics Using SAS (but not necessarily SAS/GRAPH)
  Chris P. Holland, FDA
Keywords:  SAS/GRAPH  ODS  DDE  R 
Pages: 12 Size: 772 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  "DO NOT EDIT BELOW THIS LINE" (Configuring SAS to work for you)
  Kim R. Truett, KCT Data, Inc.
Keywords:  efficiency  SAS options  config files  toolbar  warning messages 
Pages: 10 Size: 491 Kb 
tweet!  Techniques for Creating Reviewer-Friendly SAS Programs
  Mario Widel, Eli Lilly & Co; Jay Zhou, Amylin Pharmaceuticals
Keywords:  FDA  SAS  Readability  Programming Good Practice  Coding 
Pages: 6 Size: 131 Kb 
tweet!  Perfecting the Publishing Process with SAS 9.1.3
  Chris P. Holland, FDA
Keywords:  ODS  Post-script  Publishing  PROC TEMPLATE 
Pages: 12 Size: 281 Kb 
tweet!  Hyperlinks and Bookmarks with ODS RTF
  Scott M. Osowski, PPD, Inc.; Thomas J. Fritchey, PPD, Inc.
Keywords:  ODS RTF  RTF control words  hyperlink  bookmark  proc report  item 11  navigation  electronic submission 
Pages: 8 Size: 191 Kb 
tweet!  A "bit" About Proc Summary: Technique for Working with Summary Output
  Gregory T. Weber, DataCeutics, Inc.; Troy A. Ruth, DataCeutics, Inc.; Steve Light, DataCeutics, Inc.
Keywords:  SAS  proc  summary  means  bit  testing 
Pages: 7 Size: 119 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  An Easy, Concise Way to Summarize Multiple Proc COMPAREs using the SYSINFO Macro
  Variable; Lexter S. Fennell, PPD
Keywords:  sysinfo  compare  documentation  macro 
Pages: 2 Size: 104 Kb 
tweet!  Creating a Tagset Template for Use with the XML Libname Engine
  Cynthia L. Zender, SAS Institute
Keywords:  SXLE  SAS XML Libname Engine  Tagset Templates  PROC TEMPLATE 
Pages: 17 Size: 248 Kb 
tweet!  SAS and VMWARE to Create an Environment for Computer Systems Validation in a
  Pharmaceutical Company; Wayne Woo, Chiron Corporation
Keywords:  csv  validation  SAS  vmware  virtualization 
Pages: 5 Size: 25 Kb 
tweet!  Meta Data That You (Probably) Didn't Know That You Had
  Richard F. Pless, Ovation Research Group
Keywords:  Automatic Macro Variables  Dictionaries  return codes  environment variable 
Pages: 12 Size: 59 Kb 
tweet!  Build Your Own SAS Proc: A PARMBUFF Parsing Macro for a SAS-like Syntax Interface to Complex Macro Parameterizations
  Kyle C. McBride, Instat Services
Keywords:  macro  parmbuff  custom  syntax  complex  parameters  proc 
Pages: 6 Size: 170 Kb 
Tutorials
tweet!  A Comparison Between SQL and Data Step and Some SAS Procedures
  LaTonya Murphy, PPD; Lan Tran, PPD
Keywords:  SQL  Sort or order  group and by 
Pages: 6 Size: 42 Kb 
tweet!  Proc Format is Our Friend
  Erin M. Christen, AYW Consulting
Keywords:  PROC FORMAT  Tricks  Tips  output  display  automation  flexible  format 
Pages: 20 Size: 222 Kb 
tweet!  Simple Ways to Use PROC SQL and DICTIONARY TABLES to Verify Data Structure of the Electronic Submission Data Sets
  Christine S. Teng, Merck & Co., Inc.; Wenjie Wang, Merck & Co., Inc.
Keywords:  SAS  PROC SQL  DATA DICTIONARY 
Pages: 10 Size: 49 Kb 
tweet!  Creating ActiveX Graphs for Presentations using SAS Enterprise Guide® ... And Drill-Down Graphs Too
  Terek J. Peterson, Cephalon, Inc.; Robert Gordon, Cephalon, Inc.
Keywords:  ActiveX  Enterprise Guide  EG  Graph  Clintrace  Oracle  HTML  drill-down  3D  MedDRA  ODS  Hyperlink  Proc Template  AE  Adverse Event  SAS  pharmaceutical  graphic  graph  SOC  PT  interactive  RGB 
Pages: 13 Size: 1097 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Simple Tests of Hypotheses for the Non-statistician: What They Are and Why They Can Go Bad
  Art Carpenter, CA Occidental Consultants
Keywords:  significance level  hypothesis test  T-test  Type I error  Type II error  alpha level 
Pages: 9 Size: 90 Kb 
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