Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
August 2013

Submission deadline:
June 21, 2013


Recent Publications

Bacon KM, Hotez PJ, Kruchten SD, Kamhawi S, Bottazzi ME, Valenzuela JG, Lee BY. The potential economic value of a cutaneous leishmaniasis vaccine in seven endemic countries in the Americas. Vaccine. 2013;31:480-6.

Barrie A, Mourabet ME, Weyant K, Clarke K, Gajendran M, Rivers C, Park SY, Hartman D, Saul M, Regueiro M, Yadav D, Binion DG. Recurrent blood eosinophilia in ulcerative colitis is associated with severe disease and primary sclerosing cholangitis. Dig Dis Sci. 2013;58:222-8.

Bartsch SM, Curry SR, Harrison LH, Lee BY. The potential economic value of screening hospital admissions for Clostridium difficile. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012;31:3163-71.

Bertoia ML, Allison MA, Manson JE, Freiberg MS, Kuller LH, Solomon AJ, Limacher MC, Johnson KC, Curb JD, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Eaton CB. Risk factors for sudden cardiac death in postmenopausal women. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;60:2674-82.

Braddock CH 3rd, Snyder L, Neubauer RL, Fischer GS; for the American College of Physicians Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee and the Society of General Internal Medicine Ethics Committee. The patient-centered medical home: an ethical analysis of principles and practice. J Gen Intern Med. 2013;28:141-6.

Chang JC, Alexander SC, Holland CL, Arnold RM, Landsittel D, Tulsky JA, Pollak KI. Smoking is bad for babies: obstetrical care providers' use of best practice smoking cessation counseling techniques. Am J Health Promot. 2013;27:170-6.

Clayton JM, Butow PM, Waters A, Laidsaar-Powell RC, O'Brien A, Boyle F, Back AL, Arnold RM, Tulsky JA, Tattersall MH. Evaluation of a novel individualised communication-skills training intervention to improve doctors' confidence and skills in end-of-life communication. Palliat Med. 2013;27:236-43.

Cruz RJ Jr, Dew MA, Myaskovsky L, Goodpaster B, Fox K, Fontes P, DiMartini A. Objective radiologic assessment of body composition in patients with end-stage liver disease: going beyond the BMI. Transplantation. 2013;95:617-22.

Edelman JE, Gordon K, Becker WC, Goulet JL, Skanderson M, Gaither JR, Braden JB, Gordon AJ, Kerns RD, Justice AC, Fiellin DA. Receipt of opioid analgesics by HIV-infected and uninfected patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2013;28:82-90.

Feingold B, Park SY, Comer DM, Moore CG, Webber SA, Bryce CL. Outcomes after listing with a requirement for a prospective crossmatch in pediatric heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2013;32:56-62.

Fowler NR, Hansen AS, Barnato AE, Garand L. Association between anticipatory grief and problem solving among family caregivers of persons with cognitive impairment. J Aging Health. 2013;25:493-509.

Gellad W, Mor M, Zhao X, Donohue J, Good C. Variation in use of high-cost diabetes mellitus medications in the VA Healthcare System. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172:1608-11.

Gonzalo JD, Heist BS, Duffy BL, Dyrbye L, Fagan MJ, Ferenchick G, Harrell H, Hemmer PA, Kernan WN, Kogan JR, Rafferty C, Wong R, Elnicki DM. The art of bedside rounds: a multi-center qualitative study of strategies used by experienced bedside teachers. J Gen Intern Med. 2013;28:412-20.

Goulet JL, Brandt C, Crystal S, Fiellin DA, Gibert C, Gordon AJ, Kerns RD, Maisto S, Justice AC. Agreement between electronic medical record–based and self-administered pain numeric rating scale: clinical and research implications. Med Care. 2013;51:245-50.

Halpern SD, Loewenstein G, Volpp KG, Cooney E, Vranas K, Quill CM, McKenzie MS, Harhay MO, Gabler NB, Silva T, Arnold R, Angus DC, Bryce C. Default options in advance directives influence how patients set goals for end-of-life care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013;32:408-17.

Hausmann LR, Gao S, Lee ES, Kwoh CK. Racial disparities in the monitoring of patients on chronic opioid therapy. Pain. 2013;154:46-52.

Hughes TF, Flatt JD, Fu B, Chang CH, Ganguli M. Engagement in social activities and progression from mild to severe cognitive impairment: the MYHAT study. Int Psychogeriatr. 2013;25:587-95.

Hussey PS, Wertheimer S, Mehrotra A. The association between health care quality and cost: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med. 2013;158:27-34.

Krans EE, Davis MM, Schwarz EB. Psychosocial risk, prenatal counseling, and maternal behavior: findings from the Pregnancy Risk Monitoring Assessment System (PRAMS), 2004-2008. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013;208:141.e1-7.

Lee BY, Bacon KM, Bottazzi ME, Hotez PJ. Global economic burden of Chagas disease: a computational simulation model. Lancet Infect Dis. 2013;13:342-8.

Lee BY, Bacon KM, Wateska AR, Bottazzi ME, Dumonteil E, Hotez PJ. Modeling the economic value of a Chagas disease therapeutic vaccine. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2012;8:1293-301.

Lee BY, Bartsch SM, Wong KF, Singh A, Avery TR, Kim DS, Brown ST, Murphy CR, Yilmaz SL, Potter MA, Huang SS. The importance of nursing homes in the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among hospitals. Med Care. 2013;51:205-15.

Lee BY, Shah M. Prevention of influenza in healthy children. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2012;10:1139-52.

Lee BY, Singh A, Bartsch SM, Wong KF, Kim DS, Avery TR, Brown ST, Murphy CR, Yilmaz SL, Huang SS. The potential regional impact of contact precaution use in nursing homes to control methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013;34:151-60.

Leng S, Nallamothu BK, Saint S, Appleman LJ, Bump GM. Clinical problem-solving: simple and complex. N Engl J Med. 2013;368:65-71.

Lin CJ, Zimmerman RK, Smith KJ. Cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal and influenza vaccination standing order programs. Am J Manag Care. 2013;19:e30-7.

McGinnis KA, Justice AC, Kraemer KL, Saitz R, Bryant KJ, Fiellin DA. Comparing alcohol screening measures among HIV-infected and uninfected men. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013;37:435-42.

McTigue KM, Conroy MB. Use of the Internet in the treatment of obesity and prevention of type 2 diabetes in primary care. Proc Nutr Soc. 2013;72:98-108.

Mehrotra A, Paone S, Martich GD, Albert SM, Shevchik GJ. A comparison of care at e-visits and physician office visits for sinusitis and urinary tract infections. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173:72-4.

Mehrotra A, Sloss EM, Hussey PS, Adams JL, Lovejoy S, Soohoo NF. Evaluation of centers of excellence program for knee and hip replacement. Med Care. 2013;51:28-36.

Merlin JS, Childers J, Arnold RM. Chronic pain in the outpatient palliative care clinic. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2013;30:197-203.

Metersky ML, Fine MJ, Mortensen EM. The effect of marital status on the presentation and outcomes of elderly male veterans hospitalized for pneumonia. Chest. 2012;142:982-7.

Michaelidis CI, Zimmerman RK, Nowalk MP, Smith KJ. Cost-effectiveness of a program to eliminate disparities in pneumococcal vaccination rates in elderly minority populations: an exploratory analysis. Value Health. 2013;16:311-7.

Morone NE, Belnap BH, He F, Mazumdar S, Weiner DK, Rollman BL. Pain adversely affects outcomes to a collaborative care intervention for anxiety in primary care. J Gen Intern Med. 2013;28:58-66.

Morrell ED, Katz WE, Tulsky AA. Morbid obesity: obscuring the diagnosis of aortic stenosis in a patient with cardiogenic wheezing. J Gen Intern Med. 2013;28:155-9.

Murphy CR, Hudson LO, Spratt BG, Quan V, Kim D, Peterson E, Tan G, Evans K, Meyers H, Cheung M, Lee BY, Mukamel DB, Enright MC, Whealon M, Huang SS. Predicting high prevalence of community methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains in nursing homes. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013;34:325-6.

Murphy CR, Quan V, Kim D, Peterson E, Whealon M, Tan G, Evans K, Meyers H, Cheung M, Lee BY, Mukamel DB, Huang SS. Nursing home characteristics associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) burden and transmission. BMC Infect Dis. 2012;12:269.

Napoé GS, Kim YH, Wang L, Bunker CH, Damorou FJ, Conroy MB. Predictors of attempted weight loss and physician advice for weight loss in a group of overweight and obese patients in Togo. Ethn Dis. 2013;23:83-6.

Navarro WH, Switzer GE, Pulsipher M. National Bone Marrow Donor Program session: donor issues. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2013;19(1 Suppl):15-9.

Nuzzo E, Shensa A, Kim KH, Fine MJ, Barnett TE, Cook R, Primack BA. Associations between hookah tobacco smoking knowledge and hookah smoking behavior among U.S. college students. Health Educ Res. 2013;28:92-100.

Oliva E, Trafton J, Harris AH, Gordon AJ. Trends in opioid agonist therapy in the Veterans Health Administration: is supply keeping up with demand? Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2013;39:103-7.

Patel MJ, Boada FE, Price JC, Sheu LK, Tudorascu DL, Reynolds CF 3rd, Aizenstein HJ. Association of small vessel ischemic white matter changes with BOLD fMRI imaging in the elderly. Psychiatry Res. 2012;204:117-22.

Potter MA, Brown ST, Cooley PC, Sweeney PM, Hershey TB, Gleason SM, Lee BY, Keane CR, Grefenstette J, Burke DS. School closure as an influenza mitigation strategy: how variations in legal authority and plan criteria can alter the impact. BMC Public Health. 2012;12:977.

Preisner R, Jasti H, Elnicki DM, Jeong K. Impact of Web-based review on long-term retention of simulation-acquired knee and shoulder aspiration and injection skills. J Grad Med Educ. 2013;4:460-6.

Primack BA, Land SR, Fan J, Kim KH, Rosen D. Associations of mental health problems with waterpipe tobacco and cigarette smoking among college students. Subst Use Misuse. 2013;48:211-9.

Primack BA, Shensa A, Kim KH, Carroll MV, Hoban MT, Leino EV, Eissenberg T, Dachille KH, Fine MJ. Waterpipe smoking among U.S. university students. Nicotine Tob Res. 2013;15:29-35.

Reid RO, Ashwood JS, Friedberg MW, Weber ES, Setodji CM, Mehrotra A. Retail clinic visits and receipt of primary care. J Gen Intern Med. 2013;28:504-12.

Robinson GF, Erlen JA, Rubio DM, Kapoor WN, Poloyac SM. Development, implementation, and evaluation of an interprofessional course in translational research. Clin Transl Sci. 2013;6:50-6.

Schell JO, Da Silva-Gane M, Germain MJ. Recent insights into life expectancy with and without dialysis. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2013;22:185-92.

Schenker Y, White DB, Crowley-Matoka M, Dohan D, Tiver GA, Arnold RM. "It hurts to know . . . and it helps": exploring how surrogates in the ICU cope with prognostic information. J Palliat Med. 2013;16:243-9.

Schwarz EB, Burch EJ, Parisi SM, Tebb KP, Grossman D, Mehrotra A, Gonzales R. Computer-assisted provision of hormonal contraception in acute care settings. Contraception. 2013;87:242-50.

Segal JB, Kapoor W, Carey T, Mitchell PH, Murray MD, Saag KG, Schumock G, Jonas D, Steinman M, Filart R, Weinberger M, Selker H. Preliminary competencies for comparative effectiveness research. Clin Transl Sci. 2012;5:476-9.

Shiffman S, Dunbar MS, Kirchner TR, Li X, Tindle HA, Anderson SJ, Scholl SM. Smoker reactivity to cues: effects on craving and on smoking behavior. J Abnorm Psychol. 2013;122:264-80.

Shiffman S, Dunbar MS, Kirchner TR, Li X, Tindle HA, Anderson SJ, Scholl SM, Ferguson SG. Cue reactivity in non-daily smokers: effects on craving and on smoking behavior. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2013;226:321-33.

Sidani JE, Shensa A, Primack BA. Substance and hookah use and living arrangement among fraternity and sorority members at U.S. colleges and universities. J Community Health. 2013;38:238-45.

Skoczylas LC, Shepherd JP, Smith KJ, Lowder JL. Managing mesh exposure following vaginal prolapse repair: a decision analysis comparing conservative versus surgical treatment. Int Urogynecol J. 2013;24:119-25.

Smith KJ, Baik SH, Reynolds CF 3rd, Rollman BL, Zhang Y. Cost-effectiveness of Medicare drug plans in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Am J Manag Care. 2013;9:e55-63.

Smith KJ, Wateska AR, Nowalk MP, Raymund M, Lee BY, Zimmerman RK. Modeling of cost effectiveness of pneumococcal conjugate vaccination strategies in U.S. older adults. Am J Prev Med. 2013;44:373-81.

Spagnoletti CL, Spencer AL, Bonnema RA, McNamara MC, McNeil MA. Workshop preparation and presentation: a valuable form of scholarship for the clinician-educator. J Grad Med Educ. 2013;5:155-6.

Switzer GE, Bruce JG, Myaskovsky L, DiMartini A, Shellmer D, Confer DL, Abress LK, King RJ, Harnaha AG, Ohngemach S, Dew MA. Race and ethnicity in decisions about unrelated hematopoietic stem cell donation. Blood. 2013;121:1469-76.

Thomas S, Ness RB, Thurston RC, Matthews K, Chang CH, Hess R. Racial differences in perception of healthy body weight in midlife women: results from the Do Stage Transitions Result in Detectable Effects (STRIDE) Study. Menopause. 2013;20:269-73.

Tulsky A, Aultman JM, Zirwas MJ. Personality testing in resident selection. Virtual Mentor. 2012;14:937-45.

Uscher-Pines L, Pines J, Kellermann A, Gillen E, Mehrotra A. Emergency department visits for nonurgent conditions: systematic literature review. Am J Manag Care. 2013;19:47-59.

van Walraven SM, Straathof LM, Switzer GE, Lankester A, Korthof ET, Brand A, Ball LM. Immediate and long-term somatic effects and health-related quality of life of bone marrow donation during early childhood. A single-center report in 210 pediatric donors. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2013;48:40-5.

Weisbord SD, Mor MK, Green JA, Sevick MA, Shields AM, Zhao X, Rollman BL, Palevsky PM, Arnold RM, Fine MJ. Comparison of symptom management strategies for pain, erectile dysfunction, and depression in patients receiving chronic hemodialysis: a cluster randomized effectiveness trial. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013;8:90-9.

Westbrook C, Creswell JD, Tabibnia G, Julson E, Kober H, Tindle HA. Mindful attention reduces neural and self-reported cue-induced craving in smokers. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2013;8:73-84.

Yuo TH, Degenholtz HS, Chaer R, Kraemer KL, Makaroun MS. Effect of hospital-level variation in the use of carotid artery stenting versus carotid endarterectomy on perioperative stroke and death in asymptomatic patients. J Vasc Surg. 2013;57:627-34.

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