Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
December 2013

Submission deadline:
November 8, 2013



Arnold RM, Heape C. Chronic pain medicines should come with behavioral pacts. Am Med News. Posted Jan. 14, 2013.

Arnold RM. Impact of thinking about death on moral decision making. PC FACS. Feb. 1, 2013.

Arnold RM. Review of Tremiliere B, Neys W, Bonnefon JF. Mortality salience and morality thinking about death makes people less utilitarian. Cognition. 2012;124;379-84.

Borrero S, Farkas A, Dehlendorf C, Rocca CH. Racial and ethnic differences in men's knowledge and attitudes about contraception. Contraception. 2013 Apr 18 [epub ahead of print].

Borrero S, Zhao X, Mor MK, Schwarz EB, Good CB, Gellad WF. Adherence to hormonal contraception among women veterans: differences by race/ethnicity and contraceptive supply. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013 Mar 21 [epub ahead of print].

Childers JW, Arnold RM. Low dose buprenorphine patch for pain. Fast Facts and Concepts. 2012

Cross ER, Arnold RM. Commentary on Bruera E, Hui D, Dalal S, Torres-Vigil I, et al. Parental hydration in patients with advanced cancer LA multicenter placebo-controlled randomized trial. J Clin Onc. 2013;31:111-18.

Del Re AC, Gordon AJ, Lembke A, Harris AH. Prescription of topiramate to treat alcohol use disorders in the Veterans Health Administration. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2013;8:12.

Gellad WF, Donohue JM, Zhao X, Mor MK, Thorpe CT, Smith J, Good CB, Fine MJ, Morden NE. Brand-name prescription drug use among Veterans Affairs and Medicare Part D patients with diabetes: a national cohort comparison. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Jun 11 [epub ahead of print].

Gellad WF, Yealy D, Fine M. Computers and the diagnosis of pneumonia [comment]. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173701-2.

Ghose T, Fiellin DA, Gordon AJ, Metraux S, Goetz MB, Blackstock O, McInnes K, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Justice AC. Hazardous drinking and its association with homelessness among Veterans in care. Drug and Alcohol Depend. 2013 Mar 6 [epub ahead of print].

Grady CD, Schwarz EB, Emeremni CA, Yabes J, Akers A, Zite N, Borrero S. Does a history of unintended pregnancy lessen the likelihood of desire for sterilization reversal? J Womens Health. 2013;22:501-6.

Green JA, Mor MK, Shields AM, Sevick MA, Arnold RM, Palevsky PM, Fine MJ, Weisbord SD. Associations of health literacy with dialysis adherence and health resource utilization in patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2013;62:73-80.

Halpern SD, Lowewenstein G, Volpp KG, Cooney E, Vranas K, Quill CM, McKenzie MS, Harhay MO, Gabler NB, Silva T, Arnold RM, Angus D, Bryce, C. THE CARE SPAN: default options In advance directives influence how patients set goals for end-of-life care. Health Aff. 2013;32:2408-417.

Harris AH, Ellerbe L, Reeder RN, Bowe T, Gordon AJ, Hagedorn H, Oliva E, Lembke A, Kivlahan D, Trafton JA. Pharmacotherapy for alcohol dependence: perceived treatment barriers and action strategies among Veterans Health Administration service providers. Psychol Services. 2013 Jan 28 [epub ahead of print].

Hausmann LR, Gao S, Mor MK, Schaefer JH, Fine MJ. Understanding racial and ethnic differences in patient experiences with outpatient health care in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. Med Care. 2013;51:532-9.

Hepner S and Claxton R. Anti-epileptic drugs for pain. Fast Facts and Concepts. 2013; #271.

Lidz CW, Simon LJ, Seligowski AV, Myers S, Gardner W, Candilis PJ, Arnold RM, Appelbaum, SP. The participation of community members on IRBs. J of Empiric Res Human Res 2013;7:1-8.

Marcum ZA, Sevick MA, Handler SM. Medication nonadherence: a diagnosable and treatable medical condition. J Am Med Assoc. 2013;309:2105-6.

Mohan D, Barnato AE, Rosengart MR, Farris C, Yealy DM, Switzer GE, Fischhoff B, Saul M, Angus DC. Trauma triage in the emergency departments of nontrauma centers: an analysis of individual physician caseload on triage patterns. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013;74:1541-7.

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 US college students. Health Educ Res. 2013;28:92-100.

Oliva EM, Trafton JA, 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.

Pugh MJ, Marcum ZA, Copeland LA, Mortensen EM, Zeber JE, Nol PH, Berlowitz DR, Downs JR, Good CB, Alvarez C, Amuan ME, Hanlon JT. The quality of quality measures: HEDIS() quality measures for medication management in the elderly and outcomes associated with new exposure. Drugs Aging. 2013 May 4 [epub ahead of print].

Rastegar DA, Kunins HV, Tetrault JM, Walley AY, Gordon AJ, US Society of General Internal Medicine's Substance Abuse Interest Group. 2012 Update in Addiction Medicine for the Generalist. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2013;8:6.

Rief JJ, Mitchell GR, Zickmund SL, Bhargava TD, Bryce CL, Fischer GS, Hess R, Kolb NR, Simkin-Silverman LR, McTigue KM. Promoting patient phronesis: communication patterns in an online lifestyle program coordinated with primary care. Health Educ Behav. 2013;40:311-22.

Schell JO, Da Silva-Gane M, Germain MJ."Recent insights into life expectancy with and without dialysis. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens, 2013;22:185-192.

Schell JO, Green JA, Tulsky JA, Arnold RM. Communication skills training for dialysis decision-making and end-of-life care in nephrology. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol: 2013;8:675-680.

Schell, J.O. and A.M. O'Hare. Illness trajectories and their relevance to the care of adults with kidney disease. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens, 2013.

Schenker, Y, Crowley-Matoka, MC, 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;44: 50-6.

Schwarz EB, Mattocks K, Brandt C, Borrero S, Zephyrin LC, Bathulapalli H, Haskell S. Counseling of female Veterans about risks of medication-induced birth defects. J Gen Intern Med. 2013;28:598-603.

Simak DM, Brooks RC, Gonzaga AMR, Gandhi R, Bump GM, Elnicki DM. Implementation and evaluation of a longitudinal quality improvement curriculum in continuity clinic. Acad Intern Med Insight. 2013;11:10-13

Smith A, White DB, Arnold RM. Uncertainty: the other side of prognosis. N Eng J Med. 2013;368:2448-2450.

Stroupe KT, Smith BM, Hogan TP, St Andre JR, Gellad WF, Weiner S, Lee TA, Burk M, Cunningham F, Piette JD, Rogers TJ, Huo Z, Weaver FM. Medication acquisition across systems of care and patient-provider communication among older Veterans. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2013;70:804-13.

Weisbord SD, Gallagher M, Kaufman J, Cass A, Parikh CR, Chertow GM, Shunk KA, McCullough PA, Fine MJ, Mor MK, Lew RA, Huang GD, Conner TA, Brophy MT, Lee J, Soliva S, Palevsky PM. Prevention of contrast-induced AKI: a review of published trials and the design of the prevention of serious adverse events following angiography (PRESERVE) trial. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 May 16 [epub ahead of print].

White DB, Ernecoff N, Billings JA, Arnold R. Is dying in an ICU a sign of poor quality end-of-life care? AJCC. 2013;22:1-5.

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