Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
April 2013

Submission deadline:
March 29, 2013


Recent Publications

Adams K, Cimino JE, Arnold RM, Anderson WG. Why should I talk about emotion? Communication patterns associated with physician discussion of patient expressions of negative emotion in hospital admission encounters. Patient Educ Couns. 2012;89:44-50.

Aspinall SL, Cunningham FE, Zhao X, Boresi JS, Tonnu-Mihara IQ, Smith KJ, Stone RA, Good CB; ESA Clinic Study Group. Impact of pharmacist-managed erythropoiesis-stimulating agents clinics for patients with non–dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease. Am J Kidney Dis. 2012;60:371-9.

Baik SH, Rollman BL, Reynolds CF 3rd, Lave JR, Smith KJ, Zhang Y. The effect of the U.S. Medicare Part D coverage gaps on medication use among patients with depression and heart failure. J Ment Health Policy Econ. 2012;15:105-18.

Barnato AE, Tate JA, Rodriguez KL, Zickmund SL, Arnold RM. Norms of decision making in the ICU: a case study of two academic medical centers at the extremes of end-of-life treatment intensity. Intensive Care Med. 2012;38:1886-96.

Bartsch SM, Lopman BA, Hall AJ, Parashar UD, Lee BY. The potential economic value of a human norovirus vaccine for the United States. Vaccine. 2012;30:7097-104.

Bonnema RA, Gonzaga AM, Bost JE, Spagnoletti CL. Teaching error disclosure: advanced communication skills training for residents. J Communication Healthcare. 2012;5:51-5.

Borrero S, Zite N, Creinin MD. Federally funded sterilization: time to rethink policy? Am J Public Health. 2012;102:1822-5.

Boss RD, Donohue PK, Roter DL, Larson SM, Arnold RM. "This is a decision you have to make": using simulation to study prenatal counseling. Simul Healthc. 2012;7:207-12.

Bump GM, Bost JE, Buranosky R, Elnicki DM. Faculty member review and feedback using a sign-out checklist: improving intern written sign-out. Acad Med. 2012;87:1125-31.

Buranosky R, Hess R, McNeil MA, Aiken AM, Chang JC. Once is not enough: effective strategies for medical student education on intimate partner violence. Violence Against Women. 2012;18:1192-212.

Candilis PH, Lidz CW, Appelbaum PS, Arnold RM, Gardner W, Myers S, Garverich S, Grudzinskas AJ Jr, Simon LJ. The silent majority: who speaks at IRB meetings? IRB. 2012;34:15-20.

Chang CH, Zhao Y, Lee CW, Ganguli M. Smoking, death, and Alzheimer disease: a case of competing risks. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2012;26:300-6.

Childers JW, Bost JE, Kraemer KL, Cluss PA, Spagnoletti CL, Gonzaga AM, Arnold RM. Giving residents tools to talk about behavior change: a motivational interviewing curriculum description and evaluation. Patient Educ Couns. 2012;89:281-7.

Cooper JN, Buchanich JM, Youk A, Brooks MM, Barinas-Mitchell E, Conroy MB, Sutton-Tyrrell K. Reductions in arterial stiffness with weight loss in overweight and obese young adults: potential mechanisms. Atherosclerosis. 2012;223:485-90.

Cruz JA, Bauer EM, Rodriguez AI, Gangopadhyay A, Zeineh NS, Wang Y, Shiva S, Champion HC, Bauer PM. Chronic hypoxia induces right heart failure in caveolin-1-/- mice. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2012;302:H2518-27.

Deshpande GA, Soejima K, Ishida Y, Takahashi O, Jacobs JL, Heist BS, Obara H, Nishigori H, Fukui T. A global template for reforming residency without work-hours restrictions: decrease caseloads, increase education. Findings of the Japan Resident Workload Study Group. Med Teach. 2012;34:232-9.

Dew MA, Zuckoff A, DiMartini AF, Dabbs AJ, McNulty ML, Fox KR, Switzer GE, Humar A, Tan HP. Prevention of poor psychosocial outcomes in living organ donors: from description to theory-driven intervention development and initial feasibility testing. Prog Transplant. 2012;22:280-92.

Dinardo MM, Gibson JM, Siminerio L, Morell AR, Lee ES. Complementary and alternative medicine in diabetes care. Curr Diab Rep. 2012;12:749-61.

Donohue JM, Marcum ZA, Gellad WF, Lave JR, Men A, Hanlon JT. Medicare Part D and potentially inappropriate medication use in the elderly. Am J Manag Care. 2012;18:e315-22.

Dumonteil E, Bottazzi ME, Zhan B, Heffernan MJ, Jones K, Valenzuela JG, Kamhawi S, Ortega J, Rosales SP, Lee BY, Bacon KM, Fleischer B, Slingsby B, Cravioto MB, Tapia-Conyer R, Hotez PJ. Accelerating the development of a therapeutic vaccine for human Chagas disease: rationale and prospects. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2012;11:1043-55.

Elnicki DM, Zalenski D, Mahoney J. Associations between medical student log data and clerkship learning outcomes. Teach Learn Med. 2012;24:298-302.

Furlan A, Aghayev A, Chang CH, Patil A, Jeon KN, Park B, Fetzer DT, Saul M, Roberts MS, Bae KT. Short-term mortality in acute pulmonary embolism: clot burden and signs of right heart dysfunction measured on CT pulmonary angiography imaging. Radiology. 2012;265:283-93.

Gellad WF, Aspinall SL, Handler SM, Stone RA, Castle N, Semla TP, Good CB, Fine MJ, Dysken M, Hanlon JT. Use of antipsychotics among older residents in VA nursing homes. Med Care. 2012;50:954-60.

Goodmanson NW, Rosengart MR, Barnato AE, Sperry JL, Peitzman AB, Marshall GT. Defining geriatric trauma: when does age make a difference? Surgery. 2012;152:668-75.

Gopal DM, Kalogeropoulos AP, Georgiopoulou VV, Smith AL, Bauer DC, Newman AB, Kim L, Bibbins-Domingo K, Tindle H, Harris TB, Tang WW, Kritchevsky SB, Butler J. Cigarette smoking exposure and heart failure risk in older adults: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study. Am Heart J. 2012;164:236-42.

Hall DE, Morrison P, Nikolajski C, Fine M, Arnold R, Zickmund SL. Informed consent for inguinal herniorrhaphy and cholecystectomy: describing how patients make decisions to have surgery. Am J Surg. 2012;204:619-25.

Hall KS, Trussell J, Schwarz EB. Progestin-only contraceptive pill use among women in the United States. Contraception. 2012;86:653-8.

Handen BL, Cohen AD, Channamalappa U, Bulova P, Cannon SA, Cohen WI, Mathis CA, Price JC, Klunk WE. Imaging brain amyloid in nondemented young adults with Down syndrome using Pittsburgh compound B. Alzheimers Dement. 2012;8:496-501.

Harinstein ME, Iyer S, Mathier MA, Flaherty JD, Fontes P, Planinsic RM, Edelman K, Katz WE, Lopez-Candales A. Role of baseline echocardiography in the preoperative management of liver transplant candidates. Am J Cardiol. 2012;110:1852-5.

Hughes TF, Chang CH, Bilt JV, Snitz BE, Ganguli M. Mild cognitive deficits and everyday functioning among older adults in the community: the Monongahela-Youghiogheny Healthy Aging Team Study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2012;20:836-44.

Jayes RL, Arnold RM, Fromme EK. Does this dementia patient meet the prognosis eligibility requirements for hospice enrollment? J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012;44:750-6.

Jena AB, Arora VM, Hauer KE, Durning S, Borges N, Oriol N, Elnicki DM, Fagan MJ, Harrell HE, Torre D, Prochaska M, Meltzer DO, Reddy S. The prevalence and nature of postinterview communications between residency programs and applicants during the match. Acad Med. 2012;87:1434-42.

Kasckow J, Appelt C, Haas GL, Huegel S, Fox L, Gurklis J, Zickmund S, Daley D. Development of a recovery manual for suicidal patients with schizophrenia: consumer feedback. Community Ment Health J. 2012;48:564-7.

Korthuis PT, Fiellin DA, McGinnis KA, Skanderson M, Justice AC, Gordon AJ, Doebler DA, Asch SM, Fiellin LE, Bryant, K, Gilbert CL, Crystal S, Goetz MB, Rimland D, Rodriquez-Barradas M, Kraemer KL. Unhealthy alcohol and illicit drug use are associated with decreased quality of HIV care. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012;61:171-8.

Lee BY, Bartsch SM, Willig AM. The economic value of a quadrivalent versus trivalent influenza vaccine. Vaccine. 2012;30:7443-6.

Lee BY, Bartsch SM, Wong KF, Yilmaz SL, Avery TR, Singh A, Song Y, Kim DS, Brown ST, Potter MA, Platt R, Huang SS. Simulation shows hospitals that cooperate on infection control obtain better results than hospitals acting alone. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012;31:2295-303.

Lee BY, Cakouros BE, Assi TM, Connor DL, Welling J, Kone S, Djibo A, Wateska AR, Pierre L, Brown ST. The impact of making vaccines thermostable in Niger's vaccine supply chain. Vaccine. 2012;30:5637-43.

Lee LS, Pusek SN, McCormack WT, Helitzer DL, Martina CA, Dozier AM, Ahluwalia JS, Schwartz LS, McManus LM, Reynolds BD, Haynes EN, Rubio DM. Clinical and translational scientist career success: metrics for evaluation. Clin Transl Sci. 2012;5:400-7.

Liu Y, Chang CH, Marsh GM, Wu F. Population attributable risk of aflatoxin-related liver cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Cancer. 2012;48:2125-36.

Mackey RH, Fanelli TJ, Modugno F, Cauley JA, McTigue KM, Brooks MM, Chlebowski RT, Manson JE, Klug TL, Kip KE, Curb JD, Kuller LH. Hormone therapy, estrogen metabolism, and risk of breast cancer in the Women's Health Initiative Hormone Therapy Trial. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012;21:2022-32.

Mehrotra A, Lave JR. Visits to retail clinics grew fourfold from 2007 to 2009, although their share of overall outpatient visits remains low. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012;31:2123-9.

Mehrotra A, Reid RO, Adams JL, Friedberg MW, McGlynn EA, Hussey PS. Physicians with the least experience have higher cost profiles than do physicians with the most experience. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012;31:2453-63.

Mohan D, Rosengart MR, Farris C, Fischhoff B, Angus DC, Barnato AE. Sources of non-compliance with clinical practice guidelines in trauma triage: a decision science study. Implement Sci. 2012;7:103 (doi:10.1186/1748-5908-7-103).

Morone NE, Lynch CP, Losasso VJ, Liebe K, Greco CM. Mindfulness to reduce psychosocial stress. Mindfulness. 2012;3:22-9.

Morris DA, Johnson KS, Ammarell N, Arnold RM, Tulsky JA, Steinhauser KE. What is your understanding of your illness? A communication tool to explore patients' perspectives of living with advanced illness. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27:1460-6.

Mortensen EM, Nakashima B, Cornell J, Copeland LA, Pugh MJ, Anzueto A, Good C, Restrepo MI, Downs JR, Frei CR, Fine MJ. Population-based study of statins, angiotensin II receptor blockers, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors on pneumonia-related outcomes. Clin Infect Dis. 2012;55:1466-73.

Myaskovsky L, Doebler DA, Posluszny D, Dew MA, Unruh M, Crowley-Matoka M, Switzer GE, Chang CH, DiMartini AF, Shapiro R, Tan H. Rates and correlates of health maintenance behaviors after living kidney donation. Prog Transplant. 2012;22:147-54.

Myaskovsky L, Posluszny D, Schultz R, DiMartini AF, Switzer GE, Dabbs AD, McNulty ML, Kormos R, Toyoda Y, Dew MA. Predictors and outcomes of health-related quality of life in caregivers of cardiothoracic transplant recipients. Am J Transplant. 2012;12:3387-97.

Myint PK, Kwok CS, Majumdar SR, Eurich DT, Clark AB, España PP, Man SY, Huang DT, Yealy DM, Angus DC, Capelastegui A, Rainer TH, Marrie TJ, Fine MJ, Loke YK. The International Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) Collaboration Cohort (ICCC) Study: rationale, design and description of study cohorts and patients. BMJ Open. 2012;2(3):e001030 (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001030).

Nace DA, Handler SM, Hoffman EL, Perera S. Impact of the Raising Immunizations Safely and Effectively (RISE) Program on healthcare worker influenza immunization rates in long-term care settings. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2012;13:806-10.

Naik N, Hess R, Unruh M. Measurement of health-related quality of life in the care of patients with end-stage renal disease: isn't this the metric that matters? Semin Dial. 2012;25:439-44.

Natarajan S, Lipsitz SR, Fitzmaurice GM, Sinha D, Ibrahim JG, Haas J, Gellad W. An extension of the Wilcoxon rank-sum test for complex sample survey data. J Royal Stat Soc. 2012;61:653-64.

Primack BA, Hendricks KM, Longacre MR, Adachi-Mejia AM, Weiss JE, Titus LJ, Beach ML, Dalton MA. Parental efficacy and child behavior in a community sample of children with and without attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Atten Defic Hyperact Disord. 2012;4:189-97.

Primack BA, Hopkins M, Hallett C, Carroll MV, Zeller M, Dachille K, Kim KH, Fine MJ, Donohue JM. U.S. health policy related to hookah tobacco smoking. Am J Public Health. 2012;102:e47-e51.

Primack BA, Roberts T, Fine MJ, Dillman Carpentier FR, Rice KR, Barnato AE. ER vs. ED: a comparison of televised and real-life emergency medicine. J Emerg Med. 2012;43:1160-6.

Ratcliffe TA, Durning SJ, Jena AB, Grau T, Artino AR Jr, Arora VM, Hauer KE, Borges N, Oriol N, Elnicki DM, Fagan MJ, Harrell HE, Torre DM, Prochaska M, Meltzer DO, Reddy S. Postinterview communication between military residency applicants and training programs. Mil Med. 2012;177(9 Suppl):54-60.

Schell JO, Arnold RM. NephroTalk: communication tools to enhance patient-centered care. Semin Dial. 2012;25:611-6.

Schenker Y, Crowley-Matoka M, Dohan D, Tiver GA, Arnold RM, White DB. I don't want to be the one saying, "We should just let him die": intrapersonal tensions experienced by surrogate decision makers in the ICU. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27:1657-65.

Schenker Y, Fernandez A, Kerr K, O'Riordan D, Pantilat SZ. Interpretation for discussions about end-of-life issues: results from a national survey of health care interpreters. J Palliat Med. 2012;15:1019-26.

Schenker Y, Tiver GA, Hong SY, White DB. Association between physicians' beliefs and the option of comfort care for critically ill patients. Intensive Care Med. 2012;38:1607-15.

Scheunemann LP, Arnold RM, White DB. The facilitated values history: helping surrogates make authentic decisions for incapacitated patients with advanced illness. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012;186:480-6.

Schwarz EB, Parisi SM, Handler SM, Koren G, Cohen ED, Shevchik GJ, Fischer GS. Clinical decision support to promote safe prescribing to women of reproductive age: a cluster-randomized trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27:831-8.

Schwarz EB, Parisi SM, Williams SL, Shevchik GJ, Hess R. Promoting safe prescribing in primary care with a contraceptive vital sign: a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Ann Fam Med. 2012;10:516-22.

Sevick MA, Korytkowski M, Stone RA, Piraino B, Ren D, Sereika S, Wang Y, Steenkiste A, Burke LE. Biophysiologic outcomes of the Enhancing Adherence in Type 2 Diabetes (ENHANCE) Trial. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012;112:1147-57.

Shelesky G, D'Amico F, Marfatia R, Munshi A, Wilson SA. Does weekly direct observation and formal feedback improve intern patient care skills development? A randomized controlled trial. Fam Med. 2012;44:486-92.

Shiffman S, Dunbar MS, Scholl SM, Tindle HA. Smoking motives of daily and nondaily smokers: a profile analysis. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2012;126:362-8.

Shiffman S, Tindle H, Li X, Scholl S, Dunbar M, Mitchell-Miland C. Characteristics and smoking patterns of intermittent smokers. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2012;20:264-77.

Snitz BE, Yu L, Crane PK, Chang CH, Hughes TF, Ganguli M. Subjective cognitive complaints of older adults at the population level: an item response theory analysis. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2012;26:344-51.

Snyder CF, Aaronson NK, Choucair AK, Elliott TE, Greenhalgh J, Halyard MY, Hess R, Miller DM, Reeve BB, Santana M. Implementing patient-reported outcomes assessment in clinical practice: a review of the options and considerations. Qual Life Res. 2012;21:1305-14.

Stone RA, Sevick MA, Rao RH, Macpherson DS, Cheng C, Kim S, Hough LJ, Derubertis FR. The Diabetes Telemonitoring Study Extension: an exploratory randomized comparison of alternative interventions to maintain glycemic control after withdrawal of diabetes home telemonitoring. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2012;19:973-9.

Sudore RL, Karter AJ, Huang ES, Moffet HH, Laiteerapong N, Schenker Y, Adams A, Whitmer RA, Liu JY, Miao Y, John PM, Schillinger D. Symptom burden of adults with type 2 diabetes across the disease course: Diabetes and Aging Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27:1674-81.

Tang G, Kong Y, Chang CH, Kong L, Costantino JP. Prediction of accrual closure date in multi-center clinical trials with discrete-time Poisson process models. Pharm Stat. 2012;11:351-6.

Thorpe JM, Thorpe CT, Kennelty KA, Gellad WF, Schulz R. The impact of family caregivers on potentially inappropriate medication use in noninstitutionalized older adults with dementia. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2012;10:230-41.

Vipperla K, O'Keefe SJ. The microbiota and its metabolites in colonic mucosal health and cancer risk. Nutr Clin Pract. 2012;27:624-35.

Wettstein ZS, Fleming M, Chang AY, Copenhaver DJ, Wateska AR, Bartsch SM, Lee BY, Kulkarni RP. Total economic cost and burden of dengue in Nicaragua: 1996-2010. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012;87:616-22.

White DB, Cua SM, Walk R, Pollice L, Weissfeld L, Hong SE, Landefeld CS, Arnold R. Nurse-led intervention to improve surrogate decision making for patients with advanced critical diseases. Am J Crit Care. 2012;21:396-409.

Yazdanyar A, Wasko MC, Kraemer KL, Ward MM. Perioperative all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: comparison with unaffected controls and persons with diabetes mellitus. Arthritis Rheum. 2012;64:2429-37.

Zhang Y, Baik SH, Chang CH, Kaplan CM, Lave JR. Disability, race/ethnicity, and medication adherence among Medicare myocardial infarction survivors. Am Heart J. 2012;164:425-33.e4.

Zhang Y, Gellad WF, Zhou L, Lin YJ, Lave JR. Access to and use of $4 generic programs in Medicare. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27:1251-7.

Zickmund SL, Campbell SA, Tirado C, Zook CL, Weinrieb RM. Perceived barriers to hepatitis C therapy for patients receiving opioid agonist treatment. J Addict Med. 2012;6:233-9.

Zimmerman RK, Wiringa AE, Nowalk MP, Lin CJ, Rousculp MD, Mitgang EA, Lee BY. The comparative value of various employer-sponsored influenza vaccination clinics. J Occup Environ Med. 2012;54:1107-17.

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