Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
August 2012

Submission deadline:
July 29, 2012


Recent Publications

Ashwood JS, Reid RO, Setodji CM, Weber E, Gaynor M, Mehrotra A. Trends in retail clinic use among the commercially insured. Am J Manag Care. 2011;17:e443-8.

Broyles LM, Rodriguez KL, Price PA, Bayliss NK, Sevick MA. Overcoming barriers to the recruitment of nurses as participants in health care research. Qual Health Res. 2011;21:1705-18.

Broyles LM, Rosenberger E, Hanusa BH, Kraemer KL, Gordon AJ. Hospitalized patients' acceptability of nurse-delivered screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2012;36:725-31.

Broyles LM, Tate JA, Happ MB. Use of augmentative and alternative communication strategies by family members in the intensive care unit. Am J Crit Care. 2012;21:e21-32.

Casas RS, Pettee Gabriel KK, Kriska AM, Kuller LH, Conroy MB. Association of leisure physical activity and sleep with cardiovascular risk factors in postmenopausal women. Menopause. 2012;19:413-9.

Celano CM, Mastromauro CA, Lenihan EC, Januzzi JL, Rollman BL, Huffman JC. Association of baseline anxiety with depression persistence at 6 months in patients with acute cardiac illness. Psychosom Med. 2012;74:93-9.

Chapman AB, Bost JE, Torres VE, Guay-Woodford L, Bae KT, Landsittel D, Li J, King BF, Martin D, Wetzel LH, Lockhart ME, Harris PC, Moxey-Mims M, Flessner M, Bennett WM, Grantham JJ. Kidney volume and functional outcomes in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012;7:479-86.

Childers JW, Arnold RM. "I feel uncomfortable 'calling a patient out'": educational needs of palliative medicine fellows in managing opioid misuse. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012;43:253-60.

Conroy MB, Kwoh CK, Krishnan E, Nevitt MC, Boudreau R, Carbone LD, Chen H, Harris TB, Newman AB, Goodpaster BH; Health ABC Study. Muscle strength, mass, and quality in older men and women with knee osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2012;64:15-21.

Corrales-Medina VF, Musher DM, Wells GA, Chirinos JA, Chen L, Fine MJ. Cardiac complications in patients with community-acquired pneumonia: incidence, timing, risk factors, and association with short-term mortality. Circulation. 2012;125:773-81.

Davis EM, Stange KC, Horwitz RI. Childbearing, stress and obesity disparities in women: a public health perspective. Matern Child Health J. 2012;16:109-18.

Dew MA, DiMartini AF, DeVito Dabbs AJ, Fox KR, Myaskovsky L, Posluszny DM, Switzer GE, Zomak RA, Kormos RL, Toyoda Y. Onset and risk factors for anxiety and depression during the first 2 years after lung transplantation. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2012;34:127-38.

DiMartini A, Cruz RJ Jr, Dew MA, Fitzgerald MG, Chiappetta L, Myaskovsky L, Devera ME. Motives and decision making of potential living liver donors: comparisons between gender, relationships and ambivalence. Am J Transplant. 2012;12:136-51.

Donohue JM, Morden NE, Gellad WF, Bynum JP, Zhou W, Hanlon JT, Skinner J. Sources of regional variation in Medicare Part D drug spending. N Engl J Med. 2012;366:530-8.

Emmendorfer T, Glassman PA, Moore V, Leadholm TC, Good CB, Cunningham F. Monitoring adverse drug reactions across a nationwide health care system using information technology. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2012;69:321-8.

Foster DG, Karasek D, Grossman D, Darney P, Schwarz EB. Interest in using intrauterine contraception when the option of self-removal is provided. Contraception. 2012;85:257-62.

Gariepy AM, Simon EJ, Patel DA, Creinin MD, Schwarz EB. The impact of out-of-pocket expense on IUD utilization among women with private insurance. Contraception. 2011;84:e39-e42.

Gellad WF, Donohue JM, Zhao X, Zhang Y, Banthin JS. The financial burden from prescription drugs has declined recently for the nonelderly, although it is still high for many. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012;31:408-16.

Ghesquiere A, Shear MK, Gesi C, Kahler J, Belnap BH, Mazumdar S, He F, Rollman BL. Prevalence and correlates of complicated grief in adults who have undergone a coronary artery bypass graft. J Affect Disord. 2012;136:381-5.

Goldstein NE, Cohen LM, Arnold RM, Goy E, Arons SK, Ganzini L. Prevalence of formal accusations of murder and euthanasia against physicians. J Palliat Med. 2012;15:334-9.

Green JA, Mor MK, Shields AM, Sevick MA, Palevsky PM, Fine MJ, Arnold RM, Weisbord SD. Renal provider perceptions and practice patterns regarding the management of pain, sexual dysfunction, and depression in hemodialysis patients. J Palliat Med. 2012;15:163-7.

Harkema H, Chapman WW, Saul M, Dellon ES, Schoen RE, Mehrotra A. Developing a natural language processing application for measuring the quality of colonoscopy procedures. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011;18(Suppl 1):i150-i156.

Headen IE, Davis EM, Mujahid MS, Abrams B. Racial-ethnic differences in pregnancy-related weight. Adv Nutr. 2012;3:83-94.

Heilbrun ME, Yu J, Smith KJ, Dechet CB, Zagoria RJ, Roberts MS. The cost-effectiveness of immediate treatment, percutaneous biopsy, and active surveillance for the diagnosis of the small solid renal mass: evidence from a Markov model. J Urol. 2012;187:39-43.

Hess R, Thurston RC, Hays RD, Chang CH, Dillon SN, Ness RB, Bryce CL, Kapoor WN, Matthews KA. The impact of menopause on health-related quality of life: results from the STRIDE longitudinal study. Qual Life Res. 2012;21:535-44.

Hoshino Y, Araujo P, Ahlden M, Moore CG, Kuroda R, Zaffagnini S, Karlsson J, Fu FH, Musahl V. Standardized pivot shift test improves measurement accuracy. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2012;20:732-6.

Hwang KO, Stuckey HL, Chen MC, Kraschnewski JL, Forjuoh SN, Poger JM, McTigue KM, Sciamanna CN. Primary care providers' perspectives on online weight-loss programs: a big wish list. J Med Internet Res. 2012;14:e16 (doi:10.2196/jmir.1955).

Justice AC, Freiberg MS, Tracy R, Kuller L, Tate JP, Goetz MB, Fiellin DA, Vanasse GJ, Butt AA, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Gibert C, Oursler KA, Deeks SG, Bryant K; the VACS Project Team. Does an index composed of clinical data reflect effects of inflammation, coagulation, and monocyte activation on mortality among those aging with HIV? Clin Infect Dis. 2012;54:984-94.

Karp JF, Rollman BL, Reynolds CF 3rd, Morse JQ, Lotrich F, Mazumdar S, Morone N, Weiner DK. Addressing both depression and pain in late life: the methodology of the ADAPT Study. Pain Med. 2012;13:405-18.

Kelley AS, Back AL, Arnold RM, Goldberg GR, Lim BB, Litrivis E, Smith CB, O'Neill LB. Geritalk: communication skills training for geriatric and palliative medicine fellows. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012;60:332-7.

King JT Jr, Gordon AJ, Perkal MF, Crystal S, Rosenthal RA, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Butt AA, Gilbert CL, Rimland D, Simberkoff MS, Justice AC. Disparities in rates of spine surgery for degenerative spine disease between HIV-infected and uninfected veterans. Spine (Phila). 2012;37:612-22.

Kuller LH, Pettee Gabriel KK, Kinzel LS, Underwood DA, Conroy MB, Chang Y, Mackey RH, Edmundowicz D, Tyrrell KS, Buhari AM, Kriska AM. The Women on the Move through Activity and Nutrition (WOMAN) Study: final 48-month results. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012;20:636-43.

Lee BY, Assi TM, Rajgopal J, Norman BA, Chen SI, Brown ST, Slayton RB, Kone S, Kenea H, Welling JS, Connor DL, Wateska AR, Jana A, Wiringa AE, Van Panhuis WG, Burke DS. Impact of introducing the pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines into the routine immunization program in Niger. Am J Public Health. 2012;102:269-76.

Lee BY, Bacon KM, Shah M, Kitchen SB, Connor DL, Slayton RB. The economic value of a visceral leishmaniasis vaccine in Bihar state, India. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012;86:417-25.

Lee BY, Song Y, Bartsch SM, Kim DS, Singh A, Avery TR, Brown ST, Yilmaz SL, Wong KF, Potter MA, Burke DS, Platt R, Huang SS. Long-term care facilities: important participants of the acute care facility social network? PLoS One. 2011;6:e29342 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029342).

Lidz CW, Simon LJ, Seligowski AV, Myers S, Gardner W, Candilis PJ, Arnold R, Appelbaum PS. The participation of community members on institutional review boards. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2012;7:1-6.

Machi MS, Staum M, Callaway CW, Moore CM, Jeong K, Suyama J, Patterson PD, Hostler D. The relationship between shift work, sleep, and cognition in career emergency physicians. Acad Emerg Med. 2012;19:85-91.

McClure CK, Catov J, Ness R, Schwarz EB. Maternal visceral adiposity by consistency of lactation. Matern Child Health J. 2012;16:316-21.

McGlone SM, Bailey RR, Zimmer SM, Popovich MJ, Tian Y, Ufberg P, Muder RR, Lee BY. The economic burden of Clostridium difficile. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2012;18:282-9.

Mohan D, Barnato AE, Rosengart MR, Angus DC, Smith KJ. Optimal approach to improving trauma triage decisions: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Am J Manag Care. 2012;18:e91-e100.

Morone NE, Greco CM, Rollman BL, Moore CG, Lane B, Morrow L, Glynn NW, Delaney J, Albert SM, Weiner DK. The design and methods of the Aging Successfully with Pain Study. Contemp Clin Trials. 2012;33:417-25.

Muniraj T, Gajendran M, Thiruvengadam S, Raghuram K, Rao S, Devaraj P. Acute pancreatitis. Dis Mon. 2012;58:98-144.

Myaskovsky L, Almario Doebler D, Posluszny DM, Dew AM, Unruh M, Fried LF, Switzer GE, Kim S, Chang CH, Ramkumar M, Shapiro R. Perceived discrimination predicts longer time to be accepted for kidney transplant. Transplantation. 2012;93:423-9.

Nayak S, Roberts MS, Greenspan SL. Cost-effectiveness of different screening strategies for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Ann Intern Med. 2011;155:751-61.

Nayak S, Roberts MS, Greenspan SL. Impact of generic alendronate cost on the cost-effectiveness of osteoporosis screening and treatment. PLoS One. 2012;7:e32879 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032879).

Patterson PD, Weaver MD, Abebe K, Martin-Gill C, Roth RN, Suyama J, Guyette FX, Rittenberger JC, Krackhardt D, Arnold R, Yealy DM, Lave J. Identification of adverse events in ground transport emergency medical services. Am J Med Qual. 2012;27:139-46.

Patterson PD, Weaver MD, Weaver SJ, Rosen MA, Todorova G, Weingart LR, Krackhardt D, Lave JR, Arnold RM. Measuring teamwork and conflict among emergency medical technician personnel. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2012;16:98-108.

Potter MA, Brown ST, Lee BY, Grefenstette J, Keane CR, Lin CJ, Quinn SC, Stebbins S, Sweeney PM, Burke DS. Preparedness for pandemics: does variation among states affect the nation as a whole? J Public Health Manag Pract. 2012;18:233-40.

Primack BA, Longacre MR, Beach ML, Adachi-Mejia AM, Titus LJ, Dalton MA. Association of established smoking among adolescents with timing of exposure to smoking depicted in movies. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2012;104:549-55.

Primack BA, Nuzzo E, Rice KR, Sargent JD. Alcohol brand appearances in U.S. popular music. Addiction. 2012;107:557-66.

Primack BA, Rice KR, Shensa A, Carroll MV, DePenna EJ, Nakkash R, Barnett TE. U.S. hookah tobacco smoking establishments advertised on the Internet. Am J Prev Med. 2012;42:150-6.

Rabalais A, Walvekar RR, Johnson JT, Smith KJ. A cost-effectiveness analysis of positron emission tomography–computed tomography surveillance versus up-front neck dissection for management of the neck for N2 disease after chemoradiotherapy. Laryngoscope. 2012;122:311-4.

Renaud B, Brun-Buisson C, Santin A, Coma E, Noyez C, Fine MJ, Yealy DM, Labarère J. Outcomes of early, late, and no admission to the intensive care unit for patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Acad Emerg Med. 2012;19:294-303.

Rodriguez KL, Bayliss NK, Alexander SC, Jeffreys AS, Olsen MK, Pollak KI, Garrigues SK, Tulsky JA, Arnold RM. Effect of patient and patient-oncologist relationship characteristics on communication about health-related quality of life. Psychooncology. 2011;20:935-42.

Rollman BL, Belnap BH, Mazumdar S, Houck PR, He F, Alvarez RJ, Schulberg HC, Reynolds CF 3rd, McNamara DM. A positive 2-item patient health questionnaire depression screen among hospitalized heart failure patients is associated with elevated 12-month mortality. J Card Fail. 2012;18:238-45.

Rubio DM, Primack BA, Switzer GE, Bryce CL, Seltzer DL, Kapoor WN. A comprehensive career-success model for physician-scientists. Acad Med. 2011;86:1571-6.

Schenker Y, White DB, Asch DA, Kahn JM. Health-care system distrust in the intensive care unit. J Crit Care. 2012;27:3-10.

Schnall E, Kalkstein S, Fitchett G, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Ockene J, Tindle HA, Thomas A, Hunt JR, Wassertheil-Smoller S. Psychological and social characteristics associated with religiosity in Women's Health Initiative participants. J Relig Health. 2012;51:20-31.

Schwarz EB, Postlethwaite D, Hung YY, Lantzman E, Armstrong MA, Horberg MA. Provision of contraceptive services to women with diabetes mellitus. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27:196-201.

Sinkowitz-Cochran RL, Burkitt KH, Cuerdon T, Harrison C, Gao S, Obrosky DS, Jain R, Fine MJ, Jernigan JA. The associations between organizational culture and knowledge, attitudes, and practices in a multicenter Veterans Affairs quality improvement initiative to prevent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Am J Infect Control. 2012;40:138-43.

Smith KJ, Wateska AR, Nowalk MP, Raymund M, Nuorti JP, Zimmerman RK. Cost-effectiveness of adult vaccination strategies using pneumococcal conjugate vaccine compared with pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine. JAMA. 2012;307:804-12.

Stoner KA, Reighard SD, Vicetti Miguel RD, Landsittel D, Cosentino LA, Kant JA, Cherpes TL. Recalcitrance of bacterial vaginosis among herpes-simplex-virus-type-2-seropositive women. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2012;38:77-83.

Suffoletto B, Callaway C, Kristan J, Kraemer K, Clark DB. Text-message–based drinking assessments and brief interventions for young adults discharged from the emergency department. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2012;36:552-60.

Tindle H, Belnap BH, Houck PR, Mazumdar S, Scheier MF, Matthews KA, He F, Rollman BL. Optimism, response to treatment of depression, and rehospitalization after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Psychosom Med. 2012;74:200-7.

Torres VE, Chapman AB, Perrone RD, Bae KT, Abebe KZ, Bost JE, Miskulin DC, Steinman TI, Braun WE, Winklhofer FT, Hogan MC, Oskoui FR, Kelleher C, Masoumi A, Glockner J, Halin NJ, Martin DR, Remer E, Patel N, Pedrosa I, Wetzel LH, Thompson PA, Miller JP, Meyers CM, Schrier RW. Analysis of baseline parameters in the HALT polycystic kidney disease trials. Kidney Int. 2012;81:577-85.

Vallyathan V, Landsittel DP, Petsonk EL, Kahn J, Parker JE, Osiowy KT, Green FH. The influence of dust standards on the prevalence and severity of coal worker's pneumoconiosis at autopsy in the United States of America. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2011;135:1550-6.

van Walraven SM, Ball LM, Koopman HM, Switzer GE, Ropes-de Jong CM, de Jong A, Bredius RG, Egeler RM. Managing a dual role—experiences and coping strategies of parents donating haploidentical G-CSF mobilized peripheral blood stem cells to their children. Psychooncology. 2012;21:168-75.

Vipperla K, O'Keefe SJ. Teduglutide for the treatment of short bowel syndrome. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011;5:665-78.

Walsh JM, McNamara M, Miller RG, Schwarz EB. Update in women's health for the general internist. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27:232-7.

Williams SL, Parisi SM, Hess R, Schwarz EB. Associations between recent contraceptive use and quality of life among women. Contraception. 2012;85:282-7.

Xu H, Thurston RC, Matthews KA, Bryce CL, Hays RD, Kapoor WN, Ness RB, Hess R. Are hot flashes associated with sleep disturbance during midlife? Results from the STRIDE cohort study. Maturitas. 2012;71:34-8.

Zbikowski SM, Magnusson B, Pockey JR, Tindle HA, Weaver KE. A review of smoking cessation interventions for smokers aged 50 and older. Maturitas. 2012;71:131-41.

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