Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
April 2012

Submission deadline:
March 8, 2012


Recent Publications

Abdel-Kader K, Fischer GS, Li J, Moore CG, Hess R, Unruh ML. Automated clinical reminders for primary care providers in the care of CKD: a small cluster-randomized controlled trial. Am J Kidney Dis. 2011;58:894-902.

Almeida GJ, Wasko MC, Jeong K, Moore CG, Piva SR. Physical activity measured by the SenseWear Armband in women with rheumatoid arthritis. Phys Ther. 2011;91:1367-76.

Amati F, Dubé JJ, Carnero EA, Edreira MM, Chomentowski P, Coen PM, Switzer GE, Bickel PE, Stefanovic-Racic M, Toledo FG, Goodpaster BH. Skeletal muscle triglycerides, diacylglycerols, and ceramides in insulin resistance: another paradox in endurance-trained athletes? Diabetes. 2011;60:2588-97.

Behringer T, Reeves MF, Rossiter B, Chen BA, Schwarz EB. Duration of use of a levonorgestrel IUS amongst nulliparous and adolescent women. Contraception. 2011;84:e5-e10.

Broyles LM, Gordon AJ, Sereika SM, Ryan CM, Erlen JA. Do words matter? Incongruent responses to inconsistently worded AUDIT-C alcohol screening instruments. Subst Abus. 2011;32:202-9.

Broyles LM, Gordon AJ, Sereika SM, Ryan CM, Erlen JA. Predictive utility of brief alcohol use disorders identification test (AUDIT) for human immunodeficiency virus antiretroviral medication nonadherence. Subst Abus. 2011;32:252-61.

Bujnicki HC, Sidonio RF, Kempton C, Kouides PA, Kulkarni R, Nugent DJ, Yee DL, Moore CG, Ragni MV. Screening for von Willebrand disease in children: a case-control study. J Thromb Haemost. 2011;9:1086-9.

Buss MK, Lessen DS, Sullivan AM, Von Roenn J, Arnold RM, Block SD. Hematology/oncology fellows' training in palliative care: results of a national survey. Cancer. 2011;117:4304-11.

Chen BA, Reeves MF, Creinin MD, Schwarz EB. Postplacental or delayed levonorgestrel intrauterine device insertion and breast-feeding duration. Contraception. 2011;84:499-504.

Cooley P, Brown S, Cajka J, Chasteen B, Ganapathi L, Grefenstette J, Hollingsworth CR, Lee BY, Levine B, Wheaton WD, Wagener DK. The role of subway travel in an influenza epidemic: a New York City simulation. J Urban Health. 2011;88:982-95.

Crothers K, Tindle HA. Prevention of bacterial pneumonia in HIV infection: focus on smoking cessation. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2011;9:759-62.

Dodge HH, Wang CN, Chang CH, Ganguli M. Terminal decline and practice effects in older adults without dementia: the MoVIES project. Neurology. 2011;7:722-30.

Falcone JL, Schenarts KD, Ferson PF, Day HD. Using elements from an acute abdominal pain objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) leads to more standardized grading in the surgical clerkship for third-year medical students. J Surg Educ. 2011;68:408-13.

Ferrer RA, Hall KL, Portnoy DB, Ling BS, Han PK, Klein WM. Relationships among health perceptions vary depending on stage of readiness for colorectal cancer screening. Health Psychol. 2011;30:525-35.

Fyffe DC, Botticello AL, Myaskovsky L. Vulnerable groups living with spinal cord injury. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil. 2011;17:1-9.

Gariepy AM, Creinin MD, Schwarz EB, Smith KJ. Reliability of laparoscopic compared with hysteroscopic sterilization at 1 year: a decision analysis. Obstet Gynecol. 2011;118(2 Pt 1):273-9.

Gellad WF, Huskamp HA, Li A, Zhang Y, Safran DG, Donohue JM. Use of prescription drug samples and patient assistance programs, and the role of doctor-patient communication. J Gen Intern Med. 2011;26:1458-64.

Gelman A, Nikolajski C, Schwarz EB, Borrero S. Racial disparities in awareness of the human papillomavirus. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011;20:1165-73.

Gemmill E, Bayles C, McTigue K, Satariano W, Sharma R, Wilson JW. Factors associated with adherence to an accelerometer protocol in older adults. J Phys Act Health. 2011;8:1152-9.

Grenard JL, Munjas BA, Adams JL, Suttorp M, Maglione M, McGlynn EA, Gellad WF. Depression and medication adherence in the treatment of chronic diseases in the United States: a meta-analysis. J Gen Intern Med. 2011;26:1175-82.

Hoellein AR, Shaheen A, Alexandraki I, Chheda SG, Chretien K, Pokala S, Szauter K, Durning SJ, Palacio C, Torre DM, Larochelle J, Mechaber AJ, Baker EA, Papp KK. Journal watch from Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) review of medical education articles in internal medicine, 2009-2010. Teach Learn Med. 2011;23:369-73.

Kwok AC, Semel ME, Lipsitz SR, Bader AM, Barnato AE, Gawande AA, Jha AK. The intensity and variation of surgical care at the end of life: a retrospective cohort study. Lancet. 2011;378:1408-13.

Lee BY, Assi TM, Rookkapan K, Wateska AR, Rajgopal J, Sornsrivichai V, Chen SI, Brown ST, Welling J, Norman BA, Connor DL, Bailey RR, Jana A, Van Panhuis WG, Burke DS. Maintaining vaccine delivery following the introduction of the rotavirus and pneumococcal vaccines in Thailand. PLoS One. 2011;6:e24673 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024673).

Lee BY, McGlone SM, Doi Y, Bailey RR, Harrison LH. Economic value of Acinetobacter baumannii screening in the intensive care unit. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2011;17:1691-7.

Lee BY, Song Y, McGlone SM, Bailey RR, Feura JM, Tai J, Lewis GJ, Wiringa AE, Smith KJ, Muder RR, Harrison LH, Piraino B. The economic value of screening haemodialysis patients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the USA. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2011;17:1717-26.

Lee BY, Wiringa AE, Mitgang EA, McGlone SM, Afriyie AN, Song Y, Beigi RH. Routine pre-cesarean Staphylococcus aureus screening and decolonization: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Am J Manag Care. 2011;17:693-700.

Lee JS, Primack BA, Mor MK, Stone RA, Obrosky DS, Yealy DM, Fine MJ. Processes of care and outcomes for community-acquired pneumonia. Am J Med. 2011;124:1175.e9-e.17.

Lesnock JL, Farris C, Krivak TC, Smith KJ, Markman M. Consolidation paclitaxel is more cost-effective than bevacizumab following upfront treatment of advanced epithelial ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2011;122:473-8.

Lin CY, Barnato AE, Degenholtz HB. Physician follow-up visits after acute care hospitalization for elderly Medicare beneficiaries discharged to noninstitutional settings. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011;59:1947-54.

Lingappa JR, Dumitrescu L, Zimmer SM, Lynfield R, McNicholl JM, Messonnier NE, Whitney CG, Crawford DC. Identifying host genetic risk factors in the context of public health surveillance for invasive pneumococcal disease. PLoS One. 2011;6:e23413 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023413).

McClure CK, Schwarz EB, Conroy MB, Tepper PG, Janssen I, Sutton-Tyrrell KC. Breastfeeding and subsequent maternal visceral adiposity. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011;19:2205-13.

McGinnis KA, Brandt CA, Skanderson M, Justice AC, Shahrir S, Butt AA, Brown ST, Freiberg MS, Gibert CL, Goetz MB, Kim JW, Pisani MA, Rimland D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Sico JJ, Tindle HA, Crothers K. Validating smoking data from the Veterans Affairs Health Factors Dataset, an electronic data source. Nicotine Tob Res. 2011;13:1233-9.

Moore CG, Carter RE, Nietert PJ, Steward PW. Recommendations for planning pilot studies in clinical and translational research. Clin Transl Sci. 2011;4:332-7.

Moore DW, Dilmore TC, Robinson GF. Advancing knowledge and research: developing a doctoral program in clinical and translational science. Clin Transl Sci. 2011;4:359-62.

Nace DA, Perera S, Handler SM, Muder R, Hoffman EL. Increasing influenza and pneumococcal immunization rates in a nursing home network. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2011;12:678-84.

Oliva EM, Maisel NC, Gordon AJ, Harris AH. Barriers to use of pharmacotherapy for addiction disorders and how to overcome them. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2011;13:374-81.

Papp KK, Baker EA, Dyrbye LN, Elnicki DM, Hemmer PA, Mechaber AJ, Mintz M, Durning SJ. Analysis and publication rates of Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) annual meeting abstracts 1995-2005. Teach Learn Med. 2011;23:342-6.

Paravati AJ, Heron DE, Landsittel D, Flickinger JC, Mintz A, Chen YF, Huq MS. Radiotherapy and temozolomide for newly diagnosed glioblastoma and anaplastic astrocytoma: validation of radiation therapy oncology group–recursive partitioning analysis in the IMRT and temozolomide era. J Neurooncol. 2011;104:339-49.

Perrone RD, Abebe KZ, Schrier RW, Chapman AB, Torres VE, Bost J, Kaya D, Miskulin DC, Steinman TI, Braun W, Winklhofer FT, Hogan MC, Rahbari-Oskoui F, Kelleher C, Masoumi A, Glockner J, Halin NJ, Martin D, Remer E, Patel N, Pedrosa I, Wetzel LH, Thompson PA, Miller JP, Meyers CM, Bae KT; for the HALT PKD Study Group. Cardiac magnetic resonance assessment of left ventricular mass in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011;6:2508-15.

Pugh MJ, Hanlon JT, Wang CP, Semla T, Burk M, Amuan ME, Lowery A, Good CB, Berlowitz DR. Trends in use of high-risk medications for older veterans: 2004 to 2006. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011;59:1891-8.

Ragni MV, Moore CG. Atherosclerotic heart disease: prevalence and risk factors in hospitalized men with haemophilia A. Haemophilia. 2011;17:867-71.

Rollman BL, Belnap BH. The Bypassing the Blues Trial: collaborative care for post-CABG depression and implications for future research. Cleve Clin J Med. 2011;78(Suppl 1):S4-12.

Ross TM, Hairong L, Chia BS, Hill E, Weirback H, Zimmer S. Prevalence of antibodies against seasonal influenza A and B viruses during the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 influenza seasons in residents of Pittsburgh, PA, USA. PLoS Curr. 2011;3:RRN1265 (

Rubin AG, Gold MA, Kim Y, Schwarz EB. Use of emergency contraception by US teens: effect of access on promptness of use and satisfaction. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2011;24:286-90.

Rubio DM, Del Junco DJ, Bhore R, Lindsell CJ, Oster RA, Wittkowski KM, Welty LJ, Li YJ, DeMets D; the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Key Function Committee of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Consortium. Evaluation metrics for biostatistical and epidemiological collaborations. Stat Med. 2011;30:2767-77 and 2783-84.

Schulberg HC, Belnap BH, Houck PR, Mazumdar S, Reynolds CF 3rd, Rollman BL. Treating post-CABG depression with telephone-delivered collaborative care: does patient age affect treatment and outcome? Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2011;19:871-80.

Spina J, Glassman PA, Simon B, Lanto A, Lee M, Cunningham F, Good CB. Potential safety gaps in order entry and automated drug alerts: a nationwide survey of VA physician self-reported practices with computerized order entry. Med Care. 2011;49:904-10.

Stark S, Snetselaar L, Piraino B, Stone RA, Kim S, Hall B, Burke LE, Sevick MA. Personal digital assistant–based self-monitoring adherence rates in 2 dialysis dietary intervention pilot studies: BalanceWise-HD and BalanceWise-PD. J Ren Nutr. 2011;21:492-8.

Steinhauser KE, Arnold RM, Olsen MK, Lindquist J, Hays J, Wood LL, Burton AM, Tulsky JA. Comparing three life-limiting diseases: does diagnosis matter or is sick, sick? J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011;42:331-41.

Stuebe AM, Schwarz EB, Grewen K, Rich-Edwards JW, Michels KB, Foster EM, Curhan G, Forman J. Duration of lactation and incidence of maternal hypertension: a longitudinal cohort study. Am J Epidemiol. 2011;174:1147-58.

Tulsky JA, Arnold RM, Alexander SC, Olsen MK, Jeffreys AS, Rodriguez KL, Skinner CS, Farrell D, Abernathy AP, Pollak KI. Enhancing communication between oncologists and patients with a computer-based training program: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2011;155:593-601.

Vig EK, Sudore RL, Berg KM, Fromme EK, Arnold RM. Responding to surrogate requests that seem inconsistent with a patient's living will. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011;42:777-82.

White DB, Arnold RM. The evolution of advance directives. JAMA. 2011;306:1485-6.

Zite N, Borrero S. Female sterilisation in the United States. Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care. 2011;16:336-40.

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