Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
August 2011

Submission deadline:
June 17, 2011


Recent Publications

Akers AY, Gold MA, Bost JE, Adimora AA, Orr DP, Fortenberry JD. Variation in sexual behaviors in a cohort of adolescent females: the role of personal, perceived peer, and perceived family attitudes. J Adolesc Health. 2011;48:87-93.

Akers AY, Holland CL, Bost J. Interventions to improve parental communication about sex: a systematic review. Pediatrics. 2011;127:494-510.

Alexander SC, Pollak KI, Morgan PA, Strand J, Abernethy AP, Jeffreys AS, Arnold RM, Olsen M, Rodriguez KL, Garrigues SK, Manusov JR, Tulsky JA. How do non-physician clinicians respond to advanced cancer patients' negative expressions of emotions? Support Care Cancer. 2011;19:155-9.

Anderson WG, Winters K, Arnold RM, Puntillo KA, White DB, Auerbach AD. Studying physician-patient communication in the acute care setting: the hospitalist rapport study. Patient Educ Couns. 2011;82:275-9.

Aspinall SL, Smith KJ, Cunningham FE, Good CB. Incremental cost-effectiveness of various monthly doses of vardenafil. Value Health. 2011;14:97-101.

Back AL, Arnold RM, Baile WF, Edwards KA, Tulsky JA. When praise is worth considering in a difficult conversation. Lancet. 2010;376(9744):866-7.

Balzar S, Fajt ML, Comhair SA, Erzurum SC, Bleecker E, Busse WW, Castro M, Gaston B, Israel E, Schwartz LB, Curran-Everett D, Moore CG, Wenzel SE. Mast cell phenotype, location, and activation in severe asthma: data from the Severe Asthma Research Program. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011;183:299-309.

Banerji A, Rudders SA, Corel B, Garth AP, Clark S, Camargo CA Jr. Predictors of hospital admission for food-related allergic reactions that present to the emergency department. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2011;106:42-8.

Barnard D. Living with doubt. Am J Bioeth. 2010;10:27-8.

Bhattacharya S, Abebe K, Simon M, Saba S, Adelstein E. Role of cardiac resynchronization in end-stage heart failure patients requiring inotrope therapy. J Card Fail. 2010;16:931-7.

Bier MC, Schmidt SJ, Shields D, Zwarun L, Sherblom S, Primack BA, Pulley C, Rucker B. School-based smoking prevention with media literacy: a pilot study. J Media Literacy Educ. 2011;2:185-98.

Boo M, van Walraven SM, Chapman J, Lindberg B, Schmidt AH, Shaw BE, Switzer GE, Yang E, Egeland T; on behalf of the World Marrow Donor Association. Remuneration of hematopoietic stem cell donors: principles and perspective of the World Marrow Donor Association. Blood. 2011;117:21-5.

Borrero S, Abebe K, Dehlendorf C, Schwarz EB, Creinin MD, Nikolajski C, Ibrahim S. Racial variation in tubal sterilization rates: role of patient-level factors. Fertil Steril. 2011;95:17-22.

Brand RE, Nolen BM, Zeh HJ, Allen PJ, Eloubeidi MA, Goldberg M, Elton E, Arnoletti JP, Christein JD, Vickers SM, Langmead CJ, Landsittel DP, Whitcomb DC, Grizzle WE, Lokshin AE. Serum biomarker panels for the detection of pancreatic cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2011;7:805-16.

Bryce CL, Chang CH, Angus DC, Arnold RM, Farrell M, Roberts MS. The effect of race, sex, and insurance status on time-to-listing decisions for liver transplantation. J Transplant. 2010;2010:467976 (doi:10.1155/2010/467976).

Burke LE, Conroy MB, Sereika SM, Elci OU, Styn MA, Acharya SD, Sevick MA, Ewing LJ, Glanz K. The effect of electronic self-monitoring on weight loss and dietary intake: a randomized behavioral weight loss trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011;19:338-44.

Burke LE, Wang J, Sevick MA. Self-monitoring in weight loss: a systematic review of the literature. J Am Diet Assoc. 2011;111:92-102.

Colburn D, Suyama J, Reis SE, Morley JL, Goss FL, Chen YF, Moore CG, Hostler D. A comparison of cooling techniques in firefighters after a live burn evolution. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2011;15:226-32.

Cooper AL, Elnicki DM. Resource utilisation patterns of third-year medical students. Clin Teach. 2011;8:43-7.

Durning SJ, Elnicki DM, Cruess DF, Reddy S, Kernan WN, Harrell HE, Schwartz MD, Fagan MJ, Battistone M, Hauer KE. Almost internists: analysis of students who considered internal medicine but chose other fields. Acad Med. 2011;86:194-200.

Elnicki DM, Cooper A. Effects of varying inpatient attending physician rotation length on medical students' and attending physicians' perceptions of teaching quality. Teach Learn Med. 2011;23:37-41.

Ephgrave K, Margo KL, White C, Hammoud M, Brodkey A, Painter T, Juel VC, Shaw D, Ferguson K. Core clerkship directors: their current resources and the rewards of the role. Acad Med. 2010;85:710-5.

Fernandez A, Schillinger D, Warton EM, Adler N, Moffet HH, Schenker Y, Salgado MV, Ahmed A, Karter AJ. Language barriers, physician-patient language concordance, and glycemic control among insured Latinos with diabetes: the Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE). J Gen Intern Med. 2011;26:170-6.

Freiberg MS, Kraemer KL. Focus on the heart: alcohol consumption, HIV infection, and cardiovascular disease. Alcohol Res Health. 2010;33:237-46.

Furlan A, Patil A, Park B, Chang CH, Roberts MS, Bae KT. Accuracy and reproducibility of blood clot burden quantification with pulmonary CT angiography. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011;196:516-23.

Geraci SA, Buranosky R, Babbott SF, Hollander H, Devine DR, Kovach RA, Berkowitz LR. AAIM report on master teachers and clinician educators. Part 5: Academic documentation and tenure. Am J Med. 2010;123:1151-1154.e8.

Godfrey EM, Wheat SG, Cyrier R, Wong W, Trussell J, Schwarz EB. Contraceptive needs of women seeking care from a publicly funded sexually transmitted infection clinic. Contraception. 2010;82:543-8.

Gordon AJ, Ettaro L, Rodriguez KL, Mocik J, Clark DB. Provider, patient, and family perspectives of adolescent alcohol use and treatment in rural settings. J Rural Health. 2011;27:81-90.

Gordon AJ, Kunins HV, Rastegar DA, Tetrault JM, Walley AY. Update in addiction medicine for the generalist. J Gen Intern Med. 2011;26:77-82.

Huang CS, Kawamura T, Lee S, Tochigi N, Shigemura N, Buchholz BM, Kloke JD, Billiar TR, Toyoda Y, Nakao A. Hydrogen inhalation ameliorates ventilator-induced lung injury. Crit Care. 2010;14:R234 (doi:10.1186/cc9389).

Jain S, Siegle GJ, Gu C, Moore CG, Ivanco LS, Jennings JR, Steinhauer SR, Studenski S, Greenamyre JT. Autonomic insufficiency in pupillary and cardiovascular systems in Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2011;17:119-22.

Kmetik KS, O'Toole MF, Bossley H, Brutico CA, Fischer G, Grund SL, Gulotta BM, Hennessey M, Kahn S, Murphy KM, Pacheco T, Pawlson LG, Schaeffer J, Schwamberger PA, Scholle SH, Wozniak G. Exceptions to outpatient quality measures for coronary artery disease in electronic health records. Ann Intern Med. 2011;154:227-34.

Kroboth FJ, Zerega WD, Patel RM, Barnes BE, Webster MW. Nonstandard programs: the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's next frontier in graduate medical education. Acad Med. 2011;86:180-86.

Landsittel D, Donohue-Babiak N. Effect of adding fold-change criteria to significance testing of microarray data. J Simulation Statistical Computation. 2010;80:89-97.

Lee BY, Bacon KM, Bailey R, Wiringa AE, Smith KJ. The potential economic value of a hookworm vaccine. Vaccine. 2011;29:1201-10.

Lee BY, Bacon KM, Connor DL, Willig AM, Bailey RR. The potential economic value of a Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas disease) vaccine in Latin America. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2010;4:e916 (doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000916).

Lee BY, Bacon KM, Donohue JM, Wiringa AE, Bailey RR, Zimmerman RK. From the patient perspective: the economic value of seasonal and H1N1 influenza vaccination. Vaccine. 2011;29:2149-58.

Lee BY, McGlone SM, Song Y, Avery TR, Eubank S, Chang CH, Bailey RR, Wagener DK, Burke DS, Platt R, Huang SS. Social network analysis of patient sharing among hospitals in Orange County, California. Am J Public Health. 2011;101:707-13.

Lee BY, Tai JH, Bailey RR, McGlone SM, Wiringa AE, Zimmer SM, Smith KJ, Zimmerman RK. Economic model for emergency use authorization of intravenous peramivir. Am J Manag Care. 2011;17:e1-9.

Lee BY, Wateska AR, Bailey RR, Tai JH, Bacon KM, Smith KJ. Forecasting the economic value of an enterovirus 71 (EV71) vaccine. Vaccine. 2010;28:7731-6.

Lenze EJ, Goate AM, Nowotny P, Dixon D, Shi P, Bies RR, Lotrich FK, Rollman BL, Shear MK, Thompson PA, Andreescu C, Pollock BG. Relation of serotonin transporter genetic variation to efficacy of escitalopram for generalized anxiety disorder in older adults. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2010;30:672-7.

Lin CY, Arnold RM, Lave JR, Angus DC, Barnato AE. Acute care practices relevant to quality end-of-life care: a survey of Pennsylvania hospitals. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19:e12 (doi:10.1136/qshc.2008.030056).

Luo J, Margolis KL, Wactawski-Wende J, Horn K, Messina C, Stefanick ML, Tindle HA, Tong E, Rohan TE. Association of active and passive smoking with risk of breast cancer among postmenopausal women: a prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2011;342:d1016 (doi:10.1136/bmj.d1016).

Marchbanks TL, Bhattarai A, Fagan RP, Ostroff S, Sodha SV, Moll ME, Lee BY, Chang CH, Ennis B, Britz P, Fiore A, Nguyen M, Palekar R, Archer WR, Gift TL, Leap R, Nygren BL, Cauchemez S, Angulo FJ, Swerdlow D; Pennsylvania Working Group. An outbreak of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus infection in an elementary school in Pennsylvania. Clin Infect Dis. 2011;52(Suppl 1):S154-60.

Mattocks K, Nikolajski C, Haskell S, Brandt C, McCall-Hosenfeld J, Yano E, Pham T, Borrero S. Women veterans' reproductive health preferences and experiences: a focus group analysis. Womens Health Issues. 2011;21:124-9.

Meiksin R, Chang JC, Bhargava T, Arnold R, Dado D, Frankel R, Rodriguez KL, Ling B, Zickmund S. Now is the chance: patient-provider communication about unplanned pregnancy during the first prenatal visit. Patient Educ Couns. 2010;81:462-7.

Morgan PA, de Oliveira JS, Alexander SC, Pollak KI, Jeffreys AS, Olson MK, Arnold RM, Abernethy AP, Rodriguez KL, Tulsky JA. Comparing oncologist, nurse, and physician assistant attitudes toward discussions of negative emotions with patients. J Physician Assist Educ. 2010;21:13-7.

Mullins J, Cook R, Rinaldo C, Yablonsky E, Hess R, Piazza P. Influenza-like illness among university students: symptom severity and duration due to influenza virus infection compared to other etiologies. J Am College Health. 2011;59:246-51.

Myaskovsky L, Burkitt KH, Lichy AM, Ljungberg IH, Fyffe DC, Ozawa H, Switzer GE, Fine MJ, Boninger ML. The association of race, cultural factors, and health-related quality of life among persons with spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011;92:441-8.

Nayak S, Roberts MS, Chang CH, Greenspan SL. Health beliefs about osteoporosis and osteoporosis screening in older women and men. Health Ed J. 2010;69:267-76.

Nelson RE, Samore MH, Smith KJ, Harbarth S, Rubin MA. Cost-effectiveness of adding decolonization to a surveillance strategy of screening and isolation for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriers. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2010;16:1740-6.

O'Brien SH, Klima J, Reed S, Chisolm D, Schwarz EB, Kelleher KJ. Hormonal contraception use and pregnancy in adolescents with sickle cell disease: analysis of Michigan Medicaid claims. Contraception. 2011;83:134-7.

Payne R, Anderson E, Arnold R, Duensing L, Gilson A, Green C, Haywood C Jr, Passik S, Rich B, Robin L, Shuler N, Christopher M. A rose by any other name: pain contracts/agreements. Am J Bioeth. 2010;10:5-12.

Piazza P, McMurtrey CP, Lelic A, Cook RL, Hess R, Yablonsky E, Borowski L, Loeb MB, Bramson JL, Hildebrand WH, Rinaldo CR. Surface phenotype and functionality of WNV specific T cells differ with age and disease severity. PLoS One. 2010;5:e15343 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015343).

Purnell CA, Arnold RM. Retrospective analysis of communication with patients undergoing radiological breast biopsy. J Support Oncol. 2010;8:259-63.

Ragni MV, Moore CG, Soadwa K, Nalesnik MA, Zajko AB, Cortese-Hassett A, Whiteside TL, Hart S, Zeevi A, Li J, Shaikh OS; HHH Study Group. Impact of HIV on liver fibrosis in men with hepatitis C infection and haemophilia. Haemophilia. 2011;17:103-11.

Rogal SS, Landsittel D, Surman O, Chung RT, Rutherford A. Pretransplant depression, antidepressant use, and outcomes of orthotopic liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2011;17:251-60.

Rudders SA, Banerji A, Clark S, Camargo CA Jr. Age-related differences in the clinical presentation of food-induced anaphylaxis. J Pediatr. 2011;158:326-8.

Rudders SA, Banerji A, Vassallo MF, Clark S, Camargo CA Jr. Trends in pediatric emergency department visits for food-induced anaphylaxis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010;126:385-8.

Sanchez de Toledo J, Munoz R, Landsittel D, Shiderly D, Yoshida M, Komarlu R, Wearden P, Morell VO, Chrysostomou C. Diagnosis of abnormal diaphragm motion after cardiothoracic surgery: ultrasound performed by a cardiac intensivist vs. fluoroscopy. Congenit Heart Dis. 2010;5:565-72.

Schenker Y. Health status plays a larger role in geographical differences in Medicare spending than previously thought. J Clin Outcomes Manage. 2010;17:294-7.

Schenker Y, Fernandez A, Sudore R, Schillinger D. Interventions to improve patient comprehension in informed consent for medical and surgical procedures: a systematic review. Med Decis Making. 2011;31:151-73.

Schenker Y, Karter AJ, Schillinger D, Warton EM, Adler NE, Moffet HH, Ahmed AT, Fernandez A. The impact of limited English proficiency and physician language concordance on reports of clinical interactions among patients with diabetes: the DISTANCE Study. Patient Educ Couns. 2010;81:222-8.

Schofield JW, Hausmann LR, Ye F, Woods RL. Intergroup friendships on campus: predicting close and casual friendships between white and African American first-year college students. Group Proc Intergroup Relations. 2010;13:585-602.

Schwarz EB, McNamara M, Miller RG, Walsh JM. Update in women's health for the general internist. J Gen Intern Med. 2011;26:207-13.

Shi P, Keskinocak P, Swann JL, Lee BY. The impact of mass gatherings and holiday traveling on the course of an influenza pandemic: a computational model. BMC Public Health. 2010;10:778 (

Silk AW, McTigue KM. Reexamining the physical examination for obese patients. JAMA. 2011;305:193-4.

Sills MR, Ginde AA, Clark S, Camargo CA Jr. Multicenter study of chronic asthma severity among emergency department patients with acute asthma. J Asthma. 2010;47:920-8.

Smith KJ, Lee BY, Nowalk MP, Raymund M, Zimmerman RK. Cost-effectiveness of dual influenza and pneumococcal vaccination in 50-year-olds. Vaccine. 2010;28:7620-5.

Snyder ME, Zillich AJ, Primack BA, Rice KR, Somma McGivney MA, Pringle JL, Smith RB. Exploring successful community pharmacist-physician collaborative working relationships using mixed methods. Res Soc Adm Pharm. 2010;6:307-23.

Spangler EL, Dillavou ED, Smith KJ. Cost-effectiveness of guidelines for insertion of inferior vena cava filters in high-risk trauma patients. J Vasc Surg. 2010;52:1537-45.e1-2.

Stark S, Snetselaar L, Hall B, Stone RA, Kim S, Piraino B, Sevick MA. Nutritional intake in adult hemodialysis. Topics Clin Nutrition. 2011;26:45-56.

Tackett S, Stelzner C, McGlynn E, Mehrotra A. The impact of health plan physician-tiering on access to care. J Gen Intern Med. 2011;26:440-5.

Thomas HM, Bryce CL, Ness RB, Hess R. Dyspareunia is associated with decreased frequency of intercourse in the menopausal transition. Menopause. 2011;18:152-7.

Thomas JD, Arnold RM. Giving feedback. J Palliat Med. 2011;14:233-9.

Vitek WS, Akers A, Meyn LA, Switzer GE, Lee BY, Beigi RH. Vaccine eligibility and acceptance among ambulatory obstetric and gynecologic patients. Vaccine. 2011;29:2024-8.

Wood GJ, Morrison RS. Writing abstracts and developing posters for national meetings. J Palliat Med. 2011;14:353-9.

Womack JA, Goulet JL, Gibert C, Brandt C, Chang CH, Gulanski B, Fraenkel L, Mattocks K, Rimland D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Tate J, Yin MT, Justice AC; for the Veterans Aging Cohort Study Project Team. Increased risk of fragility fractures among HIV infected compared to uninfected male veterans. PLoS One. 2011;6(2):e17217 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017217).

Zhang Y, Donohue JM, Lave JR, Gellad WF. The impact of Medicare Part D on medication treatment of hypertension. Health Serv Res. 2011;46(1 Pt 1):185-98.

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