Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
December 2009

Submission deadline:
November 6, 2009


Recent Publications

Anderson WG, Arnold RM, Angus DC, Bryce CL. Posttraumatic stress and complicated grief in family members of patients in the intensive care unit. J Gen Intern Med. 2008;23:1871-6.

Anderson WG, Williams JE, Bost JE, Barnard D. Exposure to death is associated with positive attitudes and higher knowledge about end-of-life care in graduating medical students. J Palliat Med. 2008;11:1227-33.

Aujesky D, Fine MJ. Community-acquired pneumonia: treatment at home or in the hospital? Am J Med. 2008;121:1038-40.

Aujesky D, Fine MJ. The pneumonia severity index: a decade after the initial derivation and validation. Clin Infect Dis. 2008;47(Suppl 3):S133-9.

Aujesky D, Jiménez D, Mor MK, Geng M, Fine MJ, Ibrahim SA. Weekend versus weekday admission and mortality after acute pulmonary embolism. Circulation. 2009;119:962-8.

Aujesky D, Mor MK, Geng M, Stone RA, Fine MJ, Ibrahim SA. Predictors of early hospital readmission after acute pulmonary embolism. Arch Intern Med. 2009;169:287-93.

Back AL, Arnold RM, Baile WF, Tulsky JA, Barley GE, Pea RD, Fryer-Edwards KA. Faculty development to change the paradigm of communication skills teaching in oncology. J Clin Oncol. 2009;27:1137-41.

Barnato AE, Hsu HE, Bryce CL, Lave JR, Emlet LL, Angus DC, Arnold RM. Using simulation to isolate physician variation in intensive care unit admission decision making for critically ill elders with end-stage cancer: a pilot feasibility study. Crit Care Med. 2008;36:3156-63.

Bigos KL, Folan MM, Jones MR, Haas GL, Kroboth FJ, Kroboth PD. Dysregulation of neurosteroids in obsessive compulsive disorder. J Psychiatr Res. 2009;43:442-5.

Borrero S, Nikolajski C, Rodriguez KL, Creinin MD, Arnold RM, Ibrahim SA. "Everything I know I learned from my mother...or not": Perspectives of African-American and white women on decisions about tubal sterilization. J Gen Intern Med. 2009;24:312-9.

Borrero S, Schwarz EB, Creinin MD, Ibrahim S. The impact of race and ethnicity on receipt of family planning services in the United States. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2009;18:91-6.

Braithwaite RS, Roberts MS, Goetz MB, Gibert CL, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Nucifora K, Justice AC. Do benefits of earlier antiretroviral treatment initiation outweigh harms for individuals at risk for poor adherence? Clin Infect Dis. 2009;48:822-6.

Bryce CL, Zickmund S, Hess R, McTigue KM, Olshansky E, Fitzgerald K, Fischer G. Value versus user fees: perspectives of patients before and after using a Web-based portal for management of diabetes. Telemed J E Health. 2008;14:1035-43.

Byrne MM, Weissfeld J, Roberts MS. Anxiety, fear of cancer, and perceived risk of cancer following lung cancer screening. Med Decis Making. 2008;28:917-25.

Cheng D, Schwarz EB, Douglas E, Horon I. Unintended pregnancy and associated maternal preconception, prenatal, and postpartum behaviors. Contraception. 2009;79:194-8.

Conigliaro RL, Spagnoletti CL, Cunnane MS, Gonzaga A. Addressing the emotional needs of internal medicine interns: design and implementation of an intern support group. Medical Encounter. 2008;22:20-3.

Cook RL, Zhu F, Belnap BH, Weber K, Cook JA, Vlahov D, Wilson TE, Hessol NA, Plankey M, Howard AA, Cole SR, Sharp GB, Richardson JL, Cohen MH. Longitudinal trends in hazardous alcohol consumption among women with human immunodeficiency virus infection, 1995–2006. Am J Epidemiol. 2009;169:1025-32.

Cuffe SP, Moore CG, McKeown R. ADHD and health services utilization in the national health interview survey. J Atten Disord. 2009;12:330-40.

Day HD, Eckstrom E, Sullivan GM. Update in geriatric medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2009;24:421-6.

Doshi JA, Zhu J, Lee BY, Kimmel SE, Volpp KG. Impact of a prescription copayment increase on lipid-lowering medication adherence in veterans. Circulation. 2009;119:390-7.

Freiberg MS, Leaf DA, Goulet JL, Goetz MB, Oursler KK, Gibert CL, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Butt AA, Justice AC. The association between the receipt of lipid lowering therapy and HIV status among veterans who met NCEP/ATP III criteria for the receipt of lipid lowering medication. J Gen Intern Med. 2009;24:334-40.

Friedberg MW, Mehrotra A, Linder JA. Reporting hospitals' antibiotic timing in pneumonia: adverse consequences for patients? Am J Manag Care. 2009;15:137-44.

Gartlehner G, Gaynes BN, Hansen RA, Thieda P, DeVeaugh-Geiss A, Krebs EE, Moore CG, Morgan L, Lohr KN. Comparative benefits and harms of second-generation antidepressants: background paper for the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2008;149:734-50.

Gellad WF, Choudhry NK, Friedberg MW, Brookhart MA, Haas JS, Shrank WH. Variation in drug prices at pharmacies: are prices higher in poorer areas? Health Serv Res. 2009;44(2 Pt 1):606-17.

Goodspeed R, Lee BY. What're examining your first deaf patient? J Ambul Care Manage. 2008;31:388-9.

Goodspeed R, Lee BY. What're starting an IV and the catheter breaks off in the vein? J Ambul Care Manage. 2009;32:174-5.

Gordon AJ, Fiellin DA, Friedmann PD, Gourevitch MN, Kraemer KL, Arnsten JH, Saitz R; Society of General Internal Medicine's Substance Abuse Interest Group. Update in addiction medicine for the primary care clinician. J Gen Intern Med. 2008;23:2112-6.

Gordon AJ, Liberto J, Granda S, Salmon-Cox S, Andree T, McNicholas L. Outcomes of DATA 2000 certification training for the provision of buprenorphine treatment in the Veterans Health Administration. Am J Addict. 2008;17:459-62.

Hanlon JT, Aspinall SL, Semla TP, Weisbord SD, Fried LF, Good CB, Fine MJ, Stone RA, Pugh MJ, Rossi MI, Handler SM. Consensus guidelines for oral dosing of primarily renally cleared medications in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009;57:335-40.

Hansen RA, Gartlehner G, Webb AP, Morgan LC, Moore CG, Jonas DE. Efficacy and safety of donepezil, galantamine, and rivastigmine for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Interv Aging. 2008;3:211-25.

Hansen RA, Moore CG, Dusetzina SB, Leinwand BI, Gartlehner G, Gaynes BN. Controlling for drug dose in systematic review and meta-analysis: a case study of the effect of antidepressant dose. Med Decis Making. 2009;29:91-103.

Hansen RA, Song L, Moore CG, Gilsenan AW, Kim MM, Calloway MO, Murray MD. Effect of ropinerole on sleep outcomes in patients with restless legs syndrome: meta-analysis of pooled individual patient data from randomized controlled trials. Pharmacotherapy. 2009;29:255-62.

Hauer KE, Durning SJ, Kernan WN, Fagan MJ, Mintz M, O'Sullivan PS, Battistone M, DeFer T, Elnicki DM, Harrell H, Reddy S, Boscardin CK, Schwartz MD. Factors associated with medical students' career choices regarding internal medicine. JAMA. 2008;300:1154-64.

Hebert RS, Schulz R, Copeland VC, Arnold RM. Pilot testing of a question prompt sheet to encourage family caregivers of cancer patients and physicians to discuss end-of-life issues. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2009;26:24-32.

Hebert RS, Schulz R, Copeland VC, Arnold RM. Preparing family caregivers for death and bereavement. Insights from caregivers of terminally ill patients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009;37:3-12.

Ibrahim SA, Stone RA, Obrosky DS, Geng M, Fine MJ, Aujesky D. Thrombolytic therapy and mortality in patients with acute pulmonary embolism. Arch Intern Med. 2008;168:2183-90.

Janney CA, Richardson CR, Holleman RG, Glasheen C, Strath SJ, Conroy MB, Kriska AM. Gender, mental health service use, and objectively measured physical activity: data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES 2003–2004). Ment Health Phys Activity. 2008;1:9-16.

Johnson AO, Mink MD, Harun N, Moore CG, Martin AB, Bennett KJ. Violence and drug use in rural teens: national prevalence estimates from the 2003 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. J Sch Health. 2008;78:554-61.

Jones AC, Kwoh CK, Groeneveld PW, Mor M, Geng M, Ibrahim SA. Investigating racial differences in coping with chronic osteoarthritis pain. J Cross Cult Gerontol. 2008;23:339-47.

King JT Jr, Brandt CA, Tsevat J, Roberts MS. A national Internet-based survey of cerebral aneurysm preference-based quality of life. Neurosurgery. 2009;64:249-54.

King JT Jr, Tsevat J, Roberts MS. Cognitive impairment and preferences for current health. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2009;7:1 (doi:10.1186/1477-5725-7-1).

Kreke JE, Bailey MD, Schaefer AJ, Roberts MS, Angus DC. Modeling hospital discharge policies for patients with pneumonia-related sepsis. IIE Transactions. 2008;40:853-60.

Lenze EJ, Rollman BL, Shear MK, Dew AM, Pollock BG, Ciliberti C, Costantino M, Snyder S, Shi P, Spitznagel E, Andreescu C, Butters MA, Reynolds CF 3rd. Escitalopram for older adults with generalized anxiety disorder: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2009;301:295-303.

Lin Y, Tseng GC, Cheong SY, Bean LJ, Sherman SL, Feingold E. Smarter clustering methods for SNP genotype calling. Bioinformatics. 2008;24:2665-71.

Ling BS, Schoen RE, Trauth JM, Wahed AS, Eury T, Simak DM, Solano FX, Weissfeld JL. Physicians encouraging colorectal screening: a randomized controlled trial of enhanced office and patient management on compliance with colorectal cancer screening. Arch Intern Med. 2009;169:47-55.

Lock M, Crowley-Matoka M. Situating the practice of organ donation in familial, cultural, and political context. Transplant Rev. 2008;22:154-7.

Lohr PA, Schwarz EB, Gladstein JE, Nelson AL. Provision of contraceptive counseling by internal medicine residents. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2009;18:127-31.

Mays KL, Clark DL, Gordon AJ. Treating addictions with tunes: a systematic review of music therapy for the treatment of patients with addictions. Subst Abus. 2008;29:51-9.

McMurtrey CP, Lelic A, Piazza P, Chakrabarti AK, Yablonsky EJ, Wahl A, Bardet W, Eckerd A, Cook RL, Hess R, Buchli R, Loeb M, Rinaldo CR, Bramson J, Hildebrand WH. Epitope discovery in West Nile virus infection: identification and immune recognition of viral epitopes. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2008;105:2981-6.

McTigue KM, Conroy MB, Bigi L, Murphy C, McNeil M. Weight loss through living well: translating an effective lifestyle intervention into clinical practice. Diabetes Educ. 2009;35:199-208.

Mehrotra A, Damberg CL, Sorbero ME, Teleki SS. Pay for performance in the hospital setting: what is the state of the evidence? Am J Med Qual. 2009;24:19-28.

Olshansky E, Sacco D, Fitzgerald K, Zickmund S, Hess R, Bryce C, McTigue K, Fischer G. Living with diabetes: normalizing the process of managing diabetes. Diabetes Educ. 2008;34:1004-12.

Orakzai RH, Orakzai SH, Hasley PB. Treating hyponatremia: how slow is safe? Central pontine myelinolysis despite appropriate correction of hyponatremia. Eur J Intern Med. 2008;19:e29-31.

Pettee KK, Storti KL, Conroy MB, Ainsworth BE. A lifestyle approach for primary cardiovascular disease prevention in perimenopausal to early postmenopausal women. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2008;2:421-31.

Piva SR, Gil AB, Moore CG, Fitgerald GK. Responsiveness of the activities of daily living scale of the knee outcome survey and numeric pain rating scale in patients with patellofemoral pain. J Rehabil Med. 2009;41:129-35.

Primack BA, Douglas EL, Fine MJ, Dalton MA. Exposure to school lyrics and sexual experience among urban adolescents. Am J Prev Med. 2009;36:317-23.

Primack BA, Hobbs R. Association of various components of media literacy and adolescent smoking. Am J Health Behav. 2009;33:192-201.

Primack BA, Swanier B, Georgiopoulos AM, Land SR, Fine MJ. Association between media use in adolescence and depression in young adulthood: a longitudinal study. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2009;66:181-8.

Primack BA, Walsh M, Bryce C, Eissenberg T. Water-pipe tobacco smoking among middle and high school students in Arizona. Pediatrics. 2009;123:e282-8.

Rollman BL, Belnap BH, LeMenager MS, Mazumdar S, Schulberg HC, Reynolds CF 3rd. The Bypassing the Blues treatment protocol: stepped collaborative care for treating post-CABG depression. Psychosom Med. 2009;71:217-30.

Rosenzweig MQ, Wiehagen T, Brufsy A, Sillman A, Arnold R. The unique perspective of illness among women with metastatic breast cancer according to race and income. J Hospice Palliat Nurs. 2009;11:27-38.

Roth MT, Moore CG, Ivey JL, Esserman DA, Campbell WH, Weinberger M. The quality of medication use in older adults: methods of a longitudinal study. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2008;6:220-33.

Sandikci B, Maillart LM, Schaefer AJ, Alagoz O, Roberts MS. Estimating the patient's price of privacy in liver transplantation. Operations Res. 2008;56:1393-1410.

Schwarz EB, Kavanaugh M, Douglas E, Dubowitz T, Creinin MD. Interest in intrauterine contraception among seekers of emergency contraception and pregnancy testing. Obstet Gynecol. 2009;113:833-9.

Schwarz EB, Sobota M, Gonzales R, Gerbert B. Computerized counseling for folate knowledge and use: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Prev Med. 2008;35:568-71.

Siminoff LA, Hausmann LR, Ibrahim S. Barriers to obtaining diagnostic testing for coronary artery disease among veterans. Am J Public Health. 2008;98:2207-13.

Simkin-Silverman LR, Conroy MB, King WC. Treatment of overweight and obesity in primary care practice: current evidence and future directions. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2008;2:296-304.

Song MK, De Vito Dabbs A, Studer SM, Arnold RM. Palliative care referrals after lung transplantation in major transplant centers in the United States. Crit Care Med. 2009;37:1288-92.

Stoehr GP, Lu SY, Lavery L, Bilt JV, Saxton JA, Chang CH, Ganguli M. Factors associated with adherence to medication regimens in older primary care patients: the Steel Valley Seniors Survey. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2008;6:255-63.

Stowell KR, Chang CH, Bilt J, Stoehr GP, Ganguli M. Sustained benzodiazepine use in a community sample of older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008;56:2285-91.

Suhrie EM, Hanlon JT, Jaffe EJ, Sevick MA, Ruby CM, Aspinall SL. Impact of a geriatric nursing home palliative care service on unnecessary medication prescribing. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2009;7:20-5.

Teh CF, Morone NE, Karp JF, Belnap BH, Zhu F, Weiner DK, Rollman BL. Pain interference impacts response to treatment for anxiety disorders. Depress Anxiety. 2009;26:222-8.

Varkey AB, Manwell LB, Williams ES, Ibrahim SA, Brown RL, Bobula JA, Horner-Ibler BA, Schwartz MD, Konrad TR, Wiltshire JC, Linzer M; MEMO Investigators. Separate and unequal: clinics where minority and nonminority patients receive primary care. Arch Intern Med. 2009;169:243-50.

Walley AY, Phillips KA, Gordon AJ. The patients in recovery (PIR) perspective: teaching physicians about methamphetamine. Subst Abus. 2009;29:61-4.

Wang HE, Cook LJ, Chang CH, Yealy DM, Lave JR. Outcomes after out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation errors. Resuscitation. 2009;80:50-5.

Wang HE, Marroquin OC, Smith KJ. Direct paramedic transport of acute myocardial infarction patients to percutaneous coronary intervention centers: a decision analysis. Ann Emerg Med. 2009;53:233-40.

Weisbord SD, Bossola M, Fried LF, Giungi S, Tazza L, Palevsky PM, Arnold RM, Luciani G, Kimmel P. Cultural comparison of symptoms in patients on maintenance hemodialysis. Hemodialysis Int. 2008;12:434-40.

Weisbord SD, Mor MK, Kim S, Hartwig KC, Sonel AF, Palevsky PM, Fine MJ. Factors associated with the use of preventive care for contrast-induced acute kidney injury. J Gen Intern Med. 2009;24:289-98.

Williams BA, Dang Q, Bost JE, Irrgang JJ, Orebaugh SL, Bottegal MT, Kentor ML. General health and knee function outcomes from 7 days to 12 weeks after spinal anesthesia and multimodal analgesia for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Anesth Analg. 2009;108:1296-302.

Wood GJ, Arnold RM. How can we be helpful? Triggers for palliative care consultation in the surgical intensive care unit. Crit Care Med. 2009;37:1147-8.

Zerzan JT, Hess R, Schur E, Phillips RS, Rigotti N. Making the most of mentors: a guide for mentees. Acad Med. 2009;84:140-4.

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