Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
August 2010

Submission deadline:
July 9, 2010


Recent Publications

Adams JL, McGlynn EA, Thomas JW, Mehrotra A. Incorporating statistical uncertainty in the use of physician cost profiles. BMC Health Serv Res. 2010;10:57 (doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-57).

Adams JL, Mehrotra A, Thomas JW, McGlynn EA. Physician cost profiling—reliability and risk of misclassification. N Engl J Med. 2010;362:1014-21.

Ai AL, Rollman BL, Berger CS. Comorbid mental health symptoms and heart diseases: can health care and mental health care professionals collaboratively improve the assessment and management? Health Soc Work. 2010;35:27-38.

Akers AY, Lynch CP, Gold MA, Chang JC, Doswell W, Wiesenfeld HC, Feng W, Bost J. Exploring the relationship among weight, race, and sexual behaviors among girls. Pediatrics. 2009;124:e913-20.

Back AL, Arnold RM, Baile WF, Tulsky JA, Fryer-Edwards K. What makes education in communication transformative? J Cancer Educ. 2009;24:160-2.

Barnato AE, Chang CH, Farrell MH, Lave JR, Roberts MS, Angus DC. Is survival better at hospitals with higher "end-of-life" treatment intensity? Med Care. 2010;48:125-32.

Beigi RH, Wiringa AE, Bailey RR, Assi TM, Lee BY. Economic value of seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccination during pregnancy. Clin Infect Dis. 2009;49:1784-92.

Bielefeldt K, Raza N, Zickmund SL. Different faces of gastroparesis. World J Gastroenterol. 2009;15:6052-60.

Borrero S, Moore CG, Qin L, Schwarz EB, Akers A, Creinin MD, Ibrahim SA. Unintended pregnancy influences racial disparity in tubal sterilization rates. J Gen Intern Med. 2010;25:122-8.

Boss RD, Donohue PK, Arnold RM. Adolescent mothers in the NICU: how much do they understand? J Perinatol. 2010;30:286-90.

Braithwaite RS, Omokaro C, Justice AC, Nucifora K, Roberts MS. Can broader diffusion of value-based insurance design increase benefits from US health care without increasing costs? Evidence from a computer simulation model. PLoS Med. 2010;7:e1000234.

Brooks TC, Burlingame M, Burk M, Tortorice K, Dong D, Glassman PA, Lynch JA, Good CB, Rickman HS, Claborn M, Appleman D, Jones W. Travoprost: a prostaglandin analogue for the treatment of glaucoma. Formulary. 2009;44:322-8.

Broughton DE, Beigi RH, Switzer GE, Raker CA, Anderson BL. Obstetric health care workers' attitudes and beliefs regarding influenza vaccination in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2009;114:981-7.

Casarett D, Pickard A, Fishman JM, Alexander SC, Arnold RM, Pollak KI, Tulsky JA. Can metaphors and analogies improve communication with seriously ill patients? J Palliat Med. 2010;13:255-60.

Chang JC, Dado D, Hawker L, Cluss PA, Buranosky R, Slagel L, McNeil M, Scholle SH. Understanding turning points in intimate partner violence: factors and circumstances leading women victims toward change. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010;19:251-9.

Clark DB, Gordon AJ, Ettaro LR, Owens JM, Moss HB. Screening and brief intervention for underage drinkers. Mayo Clin Proc. 2010;85:380-91.

Cook RL, McGinnis KA, Samet JH, Fiellin DA, Rodriquez-Barradas MC, Kraemer KL, Gibert CL, Braithwaite RS, Goulet JL, Mattocks K, Crystal S, Gordon AJ, Oursler KK, Justice AC. Erectile dysfunction drug receipt, risky sexual behavior, and sexually transmitted diseases in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected men. J Gen Intern Med. 2010;25:115-21.

Cooley P, Lee BY, Brown S, Cajka J, Chasteen B, Ganapathi L, Stark JH, Wheaton WD, Wagener DK, Burke DS. Protecting health care workers: a pandemic simulation based on Allegheny County. Influenza Other Respi Viruses. 2010;4:61-72.

Dehlendorf C, Rodriguez MI, Levy K, Borrero S, Steinauer J. Disparities in family planning. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010;202:214-20.

Delmonico MJ, Harris TB, Visser M, Park SW, Conroy MB, Velasquez-Mieyer P, Boudreau R, Manini TM, Nevitt M, Newman AB, Goodpaster BH. Longitudinal study of muscle strength, quality, and adipose tissue infiltration. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009;90:1579-85.

Farrell KS, Finocchio LJ, Trivedi AN, Mehrotra A. Does price transparency legislation allow the uninsured to shop for care? J Gen Intern Med. 2010;25:110-4.

Freiberg MS, McGinnis KA, Kraemer KL, Samet JH, Conigliaro J, Ellison RC, Bryant R, Kuller LH, Justice AC; for the VACS Project Team. The association between alcohol consumption and prevalent cardiovascular diseases among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected men. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2010;53:247-53.

Ganguli M, Snitz BE, Lee CW, Vanderbilt J, Saxton JA, Chang CH. Age and education effects and norms on a cognitive test battery from a population-based cohort: the Monongahela-Youghiogheny Healthy Aging Team. Aging Ment Health. 2010;14:100-7.

Goldstein G, Luther JF, Haas GL, Gordon AJ, Appelt C. Comorbidity between psychiatric and general medical disorders in homeless veterans. Psychiatr Q. 2009;80:199-212.

Hasley PB, Arnold RM. Primary care of the transplant patient. Am J Med. 2010;123:205-12.

HIV-CAUSAL Collaboration [with contributors to the collaboration including Phillips AN, Gilson R, Easterbrook P, Fisher M, Gazzard B, Johnson M,...Chang C, Freiberg M, Good B, Gordon A, Kraemer K, Roberts M, and others]. The effect of combined antiretroviral therapy on the overall mortality of HIV-infected individuals. AIDS. 2010;24:123-37.

Hsia J, Rodabough RJ, Manson JE, Liu S, Freiberg MS, Graettinger W, Rosal MC, Cochrane B, Lloyd-Jones D, Robinson JG, Howard BV; for the Women's Health Initiative Research Group. Evaluation of the American Heart Association Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Guidelines for Women. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2010;3:128-34.

Justice AC, McGinnis KA, Skanderson M, Chang CH, Gibert CL, Goetz MB, Rimland D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Oursler KK, Brown ST, Braithwaite RS, May M, Covinsky KE, Roberts MS, Fultz SL, Bryant KJ; VACS Project Team. Towards a combined prognostic index for survival in HIV infection: the role of "non-HIV" biomarkers. HIV Med. 2010;11:143-51.

Kim MM, Barnato AE, Angus DC, Fleisher LF, Kahn JM. The effect of multidisciplinary care teams on intensive care unit mortality. Arch Intern Med. 2010;170:369-76.

Lee BY, Bailey RR, Wiringa AE, Assi TM, Beigi RH. Antiviral medications for pregnant women for pandemic and seasonal influenza: an economic computer model. Obstet Gynecol. 2009;114:971-80.

Lee BY, Brown ST, Cooley PC, Zimmerman RK, Wheaton WD, Zimmer SM, Grefenstette JJ, Assi TM, Furphy TJ, Wagener DK, Burke DS. A computer simulation of employee vaccination to mitigate an influenza epidemic. Am J Prev Med. 2010;38:247-57.

Lee BY, Burke DS. Constructing target product profiles (TPPs) to help vaccines overcome post-approval obstacles. Vaccine. 2010;28:2806-9.

Lee BY, Tai JH, Bailey RR, Smith KJ, Nowalk AJ. Economics of influenza vaccine administration timing for children. Am J Manag Care. 2010;16:e75-85.

Lee BY, Wiringa AE, Bailey RR, Lewis GJ, Feura J, Muder RR. Staphylococcus aureus vaccine for orthopedic patients: an economic model and analysis. Vaccine. 2010;28:2465-71.

Marcum ZA, Handler SM, Boyce R, Gellad W, Hanlon JT. Medication misadventures in the elderly: a year in review. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2010;8:77-83.

Mayr FB, Yende S, D'angelo G, Barnato AE, Kellum JA, Weissfeld L, Yealy DM, Reade MC, Milbrandt EB, Angus DC. Do hospitals provide lower quality of care to black patients for pneumonia? Crit Care Med. 2010;38:759-65.

McQueen A, Bartholomew LK, Greisinger AJ, Medina GG, Hawley ST, Haidet P, Bettencourt JL, Shokar NK, Ling BS, Vernon SW. Behind closed doors: physician-patient discussions about colorectal cancer screening. J Gen Intern Med. 2009;24:1228-35.

Michelson PH, Williams LW, Benjamin DK, Barnato AE. Obesity, inflammation, and asthma severity in childhood: data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-2004. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2009;103:381-5.

Mirsu-Paun A, Tucker CM, Herman KC, Hernandez CA. Validation of a provider self-report inventory for measuring patient-centered cultural sensitivity in health care using a sample of medical students. J Community Health. 2010;35:198-207.

Morone NE, Rollman BL, Moore CG, Li Q, Weiner DK. A mind-body program for older adults with chronic low back pain: results of a pilot study. Pain Med. 2009;10:1395-407.

Mortensen EM, Copeland LA, Pugh MJ, Fine MJ, Nakashima B, Restrepo MI, de Molina RM, Anzueto A. Diagnosis of pulmonary malignancy after hospitalization for pneumonia. Am J Med. 2010;123:66-71.

Mullins RJ, Clark S, Camargo CA Jr. Regional variation in epinephrine autoinjector prescriptions in Australia: more evidence for the vitamin D–anaphylaxis hypothesis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2009;103:488-95.

Natalie AA, Nichols L, Bump GM. Platypnea-orthodeoxia, an uncommon presentation of patent foramen ovale. Am J Med Sci. 2010;339:78-80.

O’Malley KJ, Dhir R, Nelson JB, Bost JE, Lin Y, Wang Z. The expression of androgen-responsive genes is up-regulated in the epithelia of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Prostate. 2009;69:1716-23.

Primack BA, Fertman CI, Rice KR, Adachi-Mejia AM, Fine MJ. Waterpipe and cigarette smoking among college athletes in the United States. J Adolesc Health. 2010;46:45-51.

Quill TE, Arnold R, Back AL. Discussing treatment preferences with patients who want "everything." Ann Intern Med. 2009;151:345-9.

Ridenour TA, Hall DL, Bost JE. A small sample randomized clinical trial methodology using N-of-1 designs and mixed model analysis. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2009;35:260-6.

Rubin JP, Landfair AS, Shestak K, Lane D, Valoski A, Chang Y, Tindle HA, Kuller LH. Health characteristics of postmenopausal women with breast implants. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010;125:799-810.

Rubio DM, Schoenbaum EE, Lee LS, Schteingart DE, Marantz PR, Anderson KE, Platt LD, Baez A, Esposito K. Defining translational research: implications for training. Acad Med. 2010;85:470-5.

Rudavsky R, Mehrotra A. Sociodemographic characteristics of communities served by retail clinics. J Am Board Fam Med. 2010;23:42-8.

Santucci AK, Gold MA, Akers AY, Borrero S, Schwarz EB. Women's perspectives on counseling about risks for medication-induced birth defects. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2010;88:64-9.

Schwarz EB, McClure CK, Tepper PG, Thurston R, Janssen I, Matthews KA, Sutton-Tyrrell K. Lactation and maternal measures of subclinical cardiovascular disease. Obstet Gynecol. 2010;115:41-8.

Simon MA, Primack BA, Teuteberg J, Kormos RL, Bermudez C, Toyoda Y, Shah H, Gorcsan J 3rd, McNamara DM. Left ventricular remodeling and myocardial recovery on mechanical circulatory support. J Card Fail. 2010;16:99-105.

Simons FE, Edwards ES, Read EJ Jr, Clark S, Liebelt EL. Voluntarily reported unintentional injections from epinephrine auto-injectors. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010;125:419-23.e4.

Smith KJ, Raymund M, Nowalk MP, Roberts MS, Zimmerman RK. Cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine among healthcare workers during an influenza pandemic. Am J Manag Care. 2010;16:200-6.

Stone RA, Rao RH, Sevick MA, Cheng C, Hough LJ, Macpherson DS, Franko CM, Anglin RA, Obrosky DS, DeRubertis FR. Active care management supported by home telemonitoring in veterans with type 2 diabetes: the DiaTel Randomized Controlled Trial. Diabetes Care. 2010;33:478-84.

Stuebe AM, Schwarz EB. The risks and benefits of infant feeding practices for women and their children. J Perinatol. 2010;30:155-62.

Sung AD, Collins ME, Smith AK, Sanders AM, Quinn MA, Block SD, Arnold RM. Crying: the experiences and attitudes of third-year medical students and interns. Teach Learn Med. 2009;21:180-7.

Tindle HA, Shiffman S, Hartman AM, Bost JE. Switching to "lighter" cigarettes and quitting smoking. Tob Control. 2009;18:485-90.

Torok HM, Torre D, Elnicki DM. Themes and characteristics of medical students' self-identified clerkship learning goals: a quasi-statistical qualitative study. Acad Med. 2009;84(10 Suppl):S58-62.

Wang MC, Ryan G, McGlynn EA, Mehrotra A. Why do patients seek care at retail clinics, and what alternatives did they consider? Am J Med Qual. 2010;25:128-34.

Wunsch H, Guerra C, Barnato AE, Angus DC, Li G, Linde-Zwirble WT. Three-year outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries who survive intensive care. JAMA. 2010;303:849-56.

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