Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
April 2010

Submission deadline:
March 26, 2010


Recent Publications

Adachi-Mejia AM, Primack BA, Beach ML, Titus-Ernstoff L, Longacre MR, Weiss JE, Dalton MA. Influence of early movie smoking exposure and team sports participation on established smoking. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009;163:638-43.

Anderson WG, McNamara MC, Arnold RM. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses. J Palliat Med. 2009;12:937-46.

Ang DC, Tahir N, Hanif H, Tong Y, Ibrahim SA. African Americans and whites are equally appropriate to be considered for total joint arthroplasty. J Rheumatol. 2009;36:1971-6.

Argyropoulos C, Chang CH, Plantinga L, Fink N, Powe N, Unruh M. Considerations in the statistical analysis of hemodialysis patient survival. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009;20:2034-43.

Arnold RM, Zeidel ML. Dialysis in frail elders—a role for palliative care. N Engl J Med. 2009;361:1597-8.

Aspinall SL, Banthin JS, Good CB, Miller GE, Cunningham FE. VA pharmacy users: how they differ from other veterans. Am J Manag Care. 2009;15:701-8.

Aspinall SL, Good CB, Jiang R, McCarren M, Dong D, Cunningham FE. Severe dysglycemia with the fluoroquinolones: a class effect? Clin Infect Dis. 2009;49:402-8.

Aujesky D, McCausland JB, Whittle J, Obrosky DS, Yealy DM, Fine MJ. Reasons why emergency department providers do not rely on the pneumonia severity index to determine the initial site of treatment for patients with pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis. 2009;49:e100-8.

Avis NE, Colvin A, Bromberger JT, Hess R, Matthews KA, Ory M, Schocken M. Change in health-related quality of life over the menopausal transition in a multiethnic cohort of middle-aged women: Study of Women's Health Across the Nation. Menopause. 2009;16:860-9.

Baker KS, Davies SM, Majhail NS, Hassebroek A, Klein JP, Ballen KK, Bigelow CL, Frangoul HA, Hardy CL, Bredeson C, Dehn J, Friedman D, Hahn T, Hale G, Lazarus HM, LeMaistre CF, Loberiza F, Maharaj D, McCarthy P, Setterholm M, Spellman S, Trigg M, Maziarz RT, Switzer G, Lee SJ, Rizzo JD. Race and socioeconomic status influence outcomes of unrelated donor hematopoietic cell transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2009;15:1543-54.

Barnato AE, Farrell MH, Chang CH, Lave JR, Roberts MS, Angus DC. Development and validation of hospital "end-of-life" treatment intensity measures. Med Care. 2009;47:1098-105.

Bean-Mayberry B, Yano EM, Mor MK, Bayliss NK, Xu X, Fine MJ. Does sex influence immunization status for influenza and pneumonia in older veterans? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009;57:1427-32.

Beigi RH, Switzer GE, Meyn LA. Acceptance of a pandemic avian influenza vaccine in pregnancy. J Reprod Med. 2009;54:341-6.

Benzo R, Farrell MH, Chang CH, Martinez FJ, Kaplan R, Reilly J, Criner G, Wise R, Make B, Luketich J, Fishman AP, Sciurba FC; NETT Research Group. Integrating health status and survival data: the palliative effect of lung volume reduction surgery. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009;180:239-46.

Beste LA, Straits-Troster K, Zickmund S, Larson M, Chapko M, Dominitz JA. Specialty care and education associated with greater disease-specific knowledge but not satisfaction with care for chronic hepatitis C. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2009;30:275-82.

Bonnema RA, Gosman GG, Arnold RM. Teaching error disclosure to residents: a curriculum innovation and pilot study. J Grad Med Educ. 2009;1:114-8.

Boss R, Hutton N, Donohue PK, Arnold RM. Neonatologist training to guide family decision making for critically ill infants. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009;163:783-8.

Bryce CL, Angus DC, Arnold RM, Chang CH, Farrell MH, Manzarbeitia C, Marino IR, Roberts MS. Sociodemographic differences in early access to liver transplantation services. Am J Transplant. 2009;9:2092-101.

Burke LE, Styn MA, Glanz K, Ewing LJ, Elci OU, Conroy MB, Sereika SM, Acharya SD, Music E, Keating AL, Sevick MA. SMART trial: a randomized clinical trial of self-monitoring in behavioral weight management-design and baseline findings. Contemp Clin Trials. 2009;30:540-51.

Burkitt KH, Mor MK, Jain R, Kruszewski MS, McCray EE, Moreland ME, Muder RR, Obrosky DS, Sevick MA, Wilson MA, Fine MJ. Toyota production system quality improvement initiative improves perioperative antibiotic therapy. Am J Manag Care. 2009;15:633-42.

Butt AA, Wang X, Moore CG. Effect of hepatitis C virus and its treatment on survival. Hepatology. 2009;50:387-92.

Chang CH, Yang HC, Tang G, Ganguli M. Minimizing attrition bias: a longitudinal study of depressive symptoms in an elderly cohort. Int Psychogeriatr. 2009;21:869-78.

Collins ME, Block SD, Arnold RM, Christakis NA. On the prospects for a blame-free medical culture. Soc Sci Med. 2009;69:1287-90.

Conroy MB, Sattelmair JR, Cook NR, Manson JE, Buring JE, Lee IM. Physical activity, adiposity, and risk of endometrial cancer. Cancer Causes Control. 2009;20:1107-15.

Cook RL, Downs JS, Marrazzo J, Switzer GE, Tanriover O, Wiesenfeld H, Murray PJ, Hillier SL. Preferred characteristics of vaginal microbicides in women with bacterial vaginosis. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2009;18:1163-7.

Crowley-Matoka M, Saha S, Dobscha SK, Burgess DJ. Problems of quality and equity in pain management: exploring the role of biomedical culture. Pain Med. 2009;10:1312-24.

Degenholtz HB, Bhatnagar M. Introduction to hierarchical modeling. J Palliat Med. 2009;12:631-8.

Dew MA, Dabbs AD, Myaskovsky L, Shyu S, Shellmer DA, DiMartini AF, Steel J, Unruh M, Switzer GE, Shapiro R, Greenhouse JB. Meta-analysis of medical regimen adherence outcomes in pediatric solid organ transplantation. Transplantation. 2009;88:736-46.

El Khoudary SR, Talbott EO, Bromberger JT, Chang CH, Songer TJ, Davis EL. Severity of interstitial cystitis symptoms and quality of life in female patients. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2009;18:1361-8.

Espeland MA, Tindle HA, Bushnell CA, Jaramillo SA, Kuller LH, Margolis KL, Mysiw WJ, Maldjian JA, Melhem ER, Resnick SM; Women's Health Initiative Memory Study. Brain volumes, cognitive impairment, and conjugated equine estrogens. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2009;64:1243-50.

Esserman DA, Moore CG, Roth MT. Analysis of binary adherence data in the setting of polypharmacy: a comparison of different approaches. Statistics Biopharmaceutical Res. 2009;1:201-12.

Fertman CI, Primack BA. Elementary student self efficacy scale development and validation focused on student learning, peer relations, and resisting drug use. J Drug Educ. 2009;39:23-38.

Freiberg MS, Chang YF, Kraemer KL, Robinson JG, Adams-Campbell LL, Kuller LH. Alcohol consumption, hypertension, and total mortality among women. Am J Hypertens. 2009;22:1212-8.

Ganguli M, Snitz B, Bilt JV, Chang CH. How much do depressive symptoms affect cognition at the population level? The Monongahela-Youghiogheny Healthy Aging Team (MYHAT) Study. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2009;24:1277-84.

Ginde AA, Clark S, Camargo CA Jr. Language barriers among patients in Boston emergency departments: use of medical interpreters after passage of interpreter legislation. J Immigr Minor Health. 2009;11:527-30.

Griffith CH 3rd, Wilson JF, Haist SA, Albritton TA, Bognar BA, Cohen SJ, Hoesley CJ, Fagan MJ, Ferenchick GS, Pryor OW, Friedman E, Harrell HE, Hemmer PA, Houghton BL, Kovach R, Lambert DR, Loftus TH, Painter TD, Udden MM, Watkins RS, Wong RY. Internal medicine clerkship characteristics associated with enhanced student examination performance. Acad Med. 2009;84:895-901.

Hanlon JT, Wang X, Good CB, Rossi MI, Stone RA, Selma TP, Handler SM. Racial differences in medication use among older, long-stay Veterans Affairs nursing home care unit patients. Consult Pharm. 2009;24:439-46.

Hausmann LR, Ibrahim SA, Mehrotra A, Nsa W, Bratzler DW, Mor MK, Fine MJ. Racial and ethnic disparities in pneumonia treatment and mortality. Med Care. 2009;47:1009-17.

Hausmann LR, Jeong K, Bost JE, Kressin NR, Ibrahim SA. Perceived racial discrimination in health care: a comparison of Veterans Affairs and other patients. Am J Public Health. 2009;99(Suppl 3):S718-24.

Hussey PS, Sorbero ME, Mehrotra A, Hangsheng L, Damberg CL. Episode-based performance measurement and payment: making it a reality. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009;28:1406-17.

Inagami S, Cohen DA, Brown AF, Asch SM. Body mass index, neighborhood fast food and restaurant concentration, and car ownership. J Urban Health. 2009;86:683-95.

Inzitari M, Greenlee A, Hess R, Perera S, Studenski SA. Attitudes of postmenopausal women toward interactive video dance for exercise. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2009;18:1239-43.

Jasti H, Hanusa BH, Switzer GE, Granieri R, Elnicki DM. Residents' perceptions of a night float system. BMC Med Educ. 2009;9:52 (doi:10.1186/1472-6920-9-52).

Jasti H, Sheth H, Verrico M, Perera S, Bump G, Simak D, Buranosky R, Handler SM. Assessing patient safety culture of internal medicine house staff in an academic teaching hospital. J Grad Med Educ. 2009;1:139-45.

Jasuja D, Mor MK, Hartwig KC, Palevsky PM, Fine MJ, Weisbord SD. Provider knowledge of contrast-induced acute kidney injury. Am J Med Sci. 2009;338:280-6.

Jespersen S, Sogaard OS, Fine MJ, Ostergaard L. The relationship between diagnostic tests and case characteristics in legionnaires' disease. Scand J Infect Dis. 2009;41:425-32.

Kapoor A, Kraemer KL, Smith KJ, Roberts MS, Saitz R. Cost-effectiveness of screening for unhealthy alcohol use with %carbohydrate deficient transferrin: results from a literature-based decision analytic computer model. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2009;33:1440-9.

King JT Jr, Tsevat J, Roberts MS. Measuring preference-based quality of life using the EuroQol EQ-5D in patients with cerebral aneurysms. Neurosurgery. 2009;65:565-72.

Lee BY, Tai JH, Bailey RR, Smith KJ. The timing of influenza vaccination for older adults (65 years and older). Vaccine. 2009;27:7110-5.

Lee BY, Tsui BY, Bailey RR, Smith KJ, Muder RR, Lewis GJ, Harrison LH. Should vascular surgery patients be screened preoperatively for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009;30:1158-65.

McTigue KM, Conroy MB, Hess R, Bryce CL, Fiorillo AB, Fischer GS, Milas NC, Simkin-Silverman LR. Using the Internet to translate an evidence-based lifestyle intervention into practice. Telemed J E Health. 2009;15:851-8.

Mehrotra A, Liu H, Adams JL, Wang MC, Lave JR, Thygeson NM, Solberg LI, McGlynn EA. Comparing costs and quality of care at retail clinics with that of other medical settings for 3 common illnesses. Ann Intern Med. 2009;151:321-8.

Morone NE, Karp JF, Lynch CS, Bost JE, El Khoudary SR, Weiner DK. Impact of chronic musculoskeletal pathology on older adults: a study of differences between knee osteoarthritis and low back pain. Pain Med. 2009;10:693-701.

Nayak S, Roberts MS, Greenspan SL. Factors associated with diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in older adults. Osteoporosis Int. 2009;20:1963-7.

Nayak S, Roberts MS, Greenspan SL. Osteoporosis screening preferences of older adults. J Clin Densitom. 2009;12:279-86.

Patterson PD, Moore CG, Sanddal ND, Wingrove G, LaCroix B. Characterizing job satisfaction and intent to leave among nationally registered emergency medical technicians: an analysis of the 2005 LEADS survey. J Allied Health. 2009;38:e84-91.

Primack BA. Video games: play or "playlike activity"? Am J Prev Med. 2009;37:379-80.

Primack BA, Fine D, Yang CK, Wickett D, Zickmund S. Adolescents' impressions of antismoking media literacy education: qualitative results from a randomized controlled trial. Health Educ Res. 2009;24:608-21.

Primack BA, Sidani JE, Carroll MV, Fine MJ. Associations between smoking and media literacy in college students. J Health Commun. 2009;14:541-55.

Renaud B, Santin A, Coma E, Camus N, Van Pelt D, Hayon J, Gurgui M, Roupie E, Hervé J, Fine MJ, Brun-Buisson C, Labarère J. Association between timing of intensive care unit admission and outcomes for emergency department patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Crit Care Med. 2009;37:2867-74.

Rodriguez KL, Burkitt KH, Sevick MA, Obrosky DS, Aspinall SL, Switzer G, Mor MK, Fine MJ. Assessing processes of care to promote timely initiation of antibiotic therapy for emergency department patients hospitalized for pneumonia. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009;35:509-18.

Rofey DL, Kolko RP, Iosif AM, Silk JS, Bost JE, Feng W, Szigethy EM, Noll RB, Ryan ND, Dahl RE. A longitudinal study of childhood depression and anxiety in relation to weight gain. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev. 2009;40:517-26.

Rollman BL, Belnap BH, LeMenager MS, Mazumdar S, Houck PR, Counihan PJ, Kapoor WN, Schulberg HC, Reynolds CF 3rd. Telephone-delivered collaborative care for treating post-CABG depression: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2009;302:2095-103.

Rosenzweig MQ, Wiehagen T, Brufsky A, Arnold R. Challenges of illness in metastatic breast cancer: a low-income African American perspective. Palliat Support Care. 2009;7:143-52.

Rubin AG, Gold MA, Primack BA. Associations between depressive symptoms and sexual risk behavior in a diverse sample of female adolescents. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2009;22:306-12.

Rudavsky R, Pollack CE, Mehrotra A. The geographic distribution, ownership, prices, and scope of practice at retail clinics. Ann Intern Med. 2009;151:315-20.

Schwarz EB, Hess R, Trussell J. Contraception for cancer survivors. J Gen Intern Med. 2009;24(Suppl 2):S401-6.

Schwarz EB, Santucci A, Borrero S, Akers AY, Nikolajski C, Gold MA. Perspectives of primary care clinicians on teratogenic risk counseling. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2009;85:858-63.

Sherman EJ, Primack BA. What works to prevent adolescent smoking? A systematic review of the National Cancer Institute's Research-Tested Intervention Programs. J Sch Health. 2009;79:391-9.

Simons FE, Clark S, Camargo CA Jr. Anaphylaxis in the community: learning from the survivors. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009;124:301-6.

Snitz BE, Unverzagt FW, Chang CH, Bilt JV, Gao S, Saxton J, Hall KS, Ganguli M. Effects of age, gender, education, and race on two tests of language ability in community-based older adults. Int Psychogeriatr. 2009;21:1051-62.

Spencer AL, McNeil M. Interdisciplinary curriculum to train internal medicine and obstetrics-gynecology residents in ambulatory women's health: adapting problem-based learning to residency education. J Womens Health. 2009;18:1369-75.

Sutkin G, Lowder JL, Smith KJ. Prophylactic antibiotics to prevent urinary tract infection during clean intermittent self-catheterization (CISC) for management of voiding dysfunction after prolapse and incontinence surgery: a decision analysis. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2009;20:933-8.

Taioli E, Garza MA, Ahn YO, Bishop DT, Bost J, Budai B, Chen K, Gemignani F, Keku T, Lima CS, Le Marchand L, Matsuo K, Moreno V, Plaschke J, Pufulete M, Thomas SB, Toffoli G, Wolf CR, Moore CG, Little J. Meta- and pooled analyses of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T polymorphism and colorectal cancer: a HuGE-GSEC review. Am J Epidemiol. 2009;170:1207-21.

Testa G, Angelos P, Crowley-Matoka M, Siegler M. Elective surgical patients as living organ donors: a clinical and ethical innovation. Am J Transplant. 2009;9:2400-5.

Tindle HA, Chang YF, Kuller LH, Manson JE, Robinson JG, Rosal MC, Siegle GJ, Matthews KA. Optimism, cynical hostility, and incident coronary heart disease and mortality in the Women's Health Initiative. Circulation. 2009;120:656-62.

Torre D, Papp K, Elnicki DM, Durning S. Clerkship directors' practices with respect to preparing students for and using the National Board of Medical Examiners Subject Exam in medicine: results of a United States and Canadian Survey. Acad Med. 2009;84:867-71.

Tsai CL, Clark S, Sullivan AF, Camargo CA Jr. Development and validation of a risk-adjustment tool in acute asthma. Health Serv Res. 2009;44(5 Pt 1):1701-17.

Wunsch H, Linde-Zwirble WT, Harrison DA, Barnato AE, Rowan KM, Angus DC. Use of intensive care services during terminal hospitalizations in England and the United States. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009;180:875-80.

Yealy DM, Fine MJ. Measurement of serum procalcitonin: a step closer to tailored care for respiratory infections? JAMA. 2009;302:1115-6.

Zahid M, Good CB, Singla I, Sonel AF. Clinical significance of borderline elevated troponin I levels across different assays in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome. Am J Cardiol. 2009;104:164-8.

Zimmer SM, Burke DS. Historical perspective: emergence of influenza A (H1N1) viruses. N Engl J Med. 2009;361:279-85.

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