Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
December 2011

Submission deadline:
November 4, 2011


Recent Publications

Abdel-Kader K, Fischer GS, Johnston JR, Gu C, Moore CG, Unruh ML. Characterizing pre-dialysis care in the era of eGFR reporting: a cohort study. BMC Nephrol. 2011;12:12 (doi:1186/1471-2369-12-12).

Aspinall SL, Zhao X, Good CB, Stone RA, Boresi J, Cox S, Bartholomew C, Jansen D, Guterman S, Patino M, Rivera-Miranda G, Burlingame M, Frazer J, Sellers J, Stanard Steele V, Witt L, Cunningham FE. Intervention to decrease glyburide use in elderly patients with renal insufficiency. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2011;9:58-68.

Assi TM, Brown ST, Djibo A, Norman BA, Rajgopal J, Welling JS, Chen SI, Bailey RR, Kone S, Kenea H, Connor DL, Wateska AR, Jana A, Wisniewski SR, Van Panhuis WG, Burke DS, Lee BY. Impact of changing the measles vaccine vial size on Niger's vaccine supply chain: a computational model. BMC Public Health. 2011;11:425 (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-425).

Aujesky D, Roy PM, Verschuren F, Righini M, Osterwalder J, Egloff M, Renaud B, Verhamme P, Stone RA, Legall C, Sanchez O, Pugh NA, N'gako A, Cornuz J, Hugli O, Beer HJ, Perrier A, Fine MJ, Yealy DM. Outpatient versus inpatient treatment for patients with acute pulmonary embolism: an international, open-label, randomised, non-inferiority trial. Lancet. 2011;378(9785):41-8.

Back AL, Trinidad SB, Hopley EK, Arnold RM, Baile WF, Edwards KA. What patients value when oncologists give news of cancer recurrence: commentary on specific moments in audio-recorded conversations. Oncologist. 2011;16:342-50.

Bailey RR, Stuckey DR, Norman BA, Duggan AP, Bacon KM, Connor DL, Lee I, Muder RR, Lee BY. Economic value of dispensing home-based preoperative chlorhexidine bathing cloths to prevent surgical site infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011;32:465-71.

Barnato AE, Albert SM, Angus DC, Lave JR, Degenholtz HB. Disability among elderly survivors of mechanical ventilation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011;183:1037-42.

Barnato AE, Mohan D, Downs J, Bryce CL, Angus DC, Arnold RM. A randomized trial of the effect of patient race on physicians' intensive care unit and life-sustaining treatment decisions for an acutely unstable elder with end-stage cancer. Crit Care Med. 2011;39:1663-9.

Barry DT, Goulet JL, Kerns RK, Becker WC, Gordon AJ, Justice AC, Fiellin DA. Nonmedical use of prescription opioids and pain in veterans with and without HIV. Pain. 2011;152:1133-8.

Behringer T, Rollman BL, Herbeck-Belnap B, Houck PR, Mazumdar S, Schwarz EB. The impact of physician counseling and perception of teratogenic risks: a survey of 96 nonpregnant women with anxiety. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2011;13:e1-5.

Biksey T, Zickmund S, Wu F. Disparities in risk communication: a pilot study of asthmatic children, their parents, and home environments. J Natl Med Assoc. 2011;103:388-91.

Bon J, Fuhrman CR, Weissfeld JL, Duncan SR, Branch RA, Chang CH, Zhang Y, Leader JK, Gur D, Greenspan SL, Sciurba FC. Radiographic emphysema predicts low bone mineral density in a tobacco-exposed cohort. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011;183:885-90.

Brenner B, Cheng D, Clark S, Camargo CA. Positive association between altitude and suicide in 2584 U.S. counties. High Alt Med Biol. 2011;12:31-5.

Brondolo E, Hausmann LR, Jhalani J, Pencille M, Atencio-Bacayon J, Kumar A, Kwok J, Ullah J, Roth A, Chen D, Crupi R, Schwartz J. Dimensions of perceived racism and self-reported health: examination of racial/ethnic differences and potential mediators. Ann Behav Med. 2011;42:14-28.

Brown ST, Tai JH, Bailey RR, Cooley PC, Wheaton WD, Potter MA, Voorhees RE, LeJeune M, Grefenstette JJ, Burke DS, McGlone SM, Lee BY. Would school closure for the 2009 H1N1 influenza epidemic have been worth the cost?: a computational simulation of Pennsylvania. BMC Public Health. 2011;11:353 (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-353).

Bump GM, Jovin F, Destefano L, Kirlin A, Moul A, Murray K, Simak D, Elnicki DM. Resident sign-out and patient hand-offs: opportunities for improvement. Teach Learn Med. 2011;23:105-11.

Butt AA, Chang CH, Kuller L, Goetz MB, Leaf D, Rimland D, Gibert CL, Oursler KK, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Lim J, Kazis LE, Gottlieb S, Justice AC, Freiberg MS. Risk of heart failure with human immunodeficiency virus in the absence of prior diagnosis of coronary heart disease. Arch Intern Med. 2011;171:737-43.

Chen D, Restrepo MI, Fine MJ, Pugh MJ, Anzueto A, Metersky ML, Nakashima B, Good C, Mortensen EM. Observational study of inhaled corticosteroids on outcomes for COPD patients with pneumonia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011;184:312-6.

Claxton R, Marks S, Buranosky R, Rosielle D, Arnold RM. The educational impact of weekly e-mailed fast facts and concepts. J Palliat Med. 2011;14:475-81.

Cluss PA, Levine MD, Landsittel D. The Pittsburgh STOP Program: disseminating an evidence-informed intervention for low-income pregnant smokers. Am J Health Promot. 2011;25(5 Suppl):S75-81.

Conroy MB, Yang K, Elci OU, Gabriel KP, Styn MA, Wang J, Kriska AM, Sereika SM, Burke LE. Physical activity self-monitoring and weight loss: 6-month results of the SMART Trial. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011;43:1568-74.

Crippen D, Barnato AE. The ethical implications of health spending: death and other expensive conditions. J Law Med Ethics. 2011;39:121-9.

Davis EM, Appel LJ, Wang X, Greene T, Astor BC, Rahman M, Toto R, Lipkowitz MS, Pogue VA, Wright JT Jr; for the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension Research Collaborative Group. Limitations of analyses based on achieved blood pressure: lessons from the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension Trial. Hypertension. 2011;57:1061-8.

Dedhia RC, Smith KJ, Johnson JT, Roberts M. The cost-effectiveness of community-based screening for oral cancer in high-risk males in the United States: a Markov decision analysis approach. Laryngoscope. 2011;121:952-60.

Dedhia RC, Smith KJ, Weissfeld JL, Saul MI, Lee SC, Myers EN, Johnson JT. Cost-identification analysis of total laryngectomy: an itemized approach to hospital costs. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011;144:220-4.

Dodge HH, Chang CH, Kamboh IM, Ganguli M. Risk of Alzheimer's disease incidence attributable to vascular disease in the population. Alzheimers Dement. 2011;7:356-60.

Duberstein PR, Chapman BP, Tindle HA, Sink KM, Bamonti P, Robbins J, Jerant AF, Franks P. Personality and risk for Alzheimer's disease in adults 72 years of age and older: a 6-year follow-up. Psychol Aging. 2011;26:351-62.

Dudekula A, O'Connell M, Bielefeldt K. Hospitalizations and testing in gastroparesis. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011;26:1275-82.

Evans CS, Gooch L, Flotta D, Lykins D, Powers RW, Landsittel D, Roberts JM, Shroff SG. Cardiovascular system during the postpartum state in women with a history of preeclampsia. Hypertension. 2011;58:57-62.

Freiberg MS, Chang CH, Skanderson M, McGinnis K, Kuller LH, Kraemer KL, Rimland D, Goetz MB, Butt AA, Rodriguez Barradas MC, Gibert C, Leaf D, Brown ST, Samet J, Kazis L, Bryant K, Justice AC; for the Veterans Aging Cohort Study. The risk of incident coronary heart disease among veterans with and without HIV and hepatitis C. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2011;4:425-32.

Gabriel KK, Conroy MB, Schmid KK, Storti KL, High RR, Underwood DA, Kriska AM, Kuller LH. The impact of weight and fat mass loss and increased physical activity on physical function in overweight, postmenopausal women: results from the Women on the Move Through Activity and Nutrition Study. Menopause. 2011;18:759-65.

Ganguli M, Snitz BE, Saxton JA, Chang CH, Lee CW, Vander Bilt J, Hughes TF, Loewenstein DA, Unverzagt FW, Petersen RC. Outcomes of mild cognitive impairment by definition: a population study. Arch Neurol. 2011;68:761-7.

Ganguli R, Brar JS, Garbut R, Chang CH, Basu R. Changes in weight and other metabolic indicators in persons with schizophrenia following a switch to aripiprazole. Clin Schizophr Relat Psychoses. 2011;5:75-9.

Gellad WF, Grenard JL, Marcum ZA. A systematic review of barriers to medication adherence in the elderly: looking beyond cost and regimen complexity. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2011;9:11-23.

Gonzaga AM, Clifton MS, McNeil MA. Internal medicine residents' perceived preparedness in provision of preventive health counseling to adolescent patients. J Communication Healthcare. 2011;4:56-62.

Gordon AJ, Kavanagh G, Krumm M, Ramgopal R, Paidisetty S, Aghevli M, Goodman F, Trafton J, Liberto J. Facilitators and barriers in implementing buprenorphine in the Veterans Health Administration. Psychol Addict Behav. 2011;25:215-24.

Green JA, Mor MK, Shields AM, Sevick MA, Palevsky PM, Fine MJ, Arnold RM, Weisbord SD. Prevalence and demographic and clinical associations of health literacy in patients on maintenance hemodialysis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011;6:1354-60.

Hashash JG, Tackett SA, McAdams DJ. Digital ischemic necrosis caused by pegylated interferon in a patient with hepatitis C. World J Gastrointest Pharmacol Ther. 2011;2:6-8.

Hausmann LR, Hannon MJ, Kresevic DM, Hanusa BH, Kwoh CK, Ibrahim SA. Impact of perceived discrimination in healthcare on patient-provider communication. Med Care. 2011;49:626-33.

Hausmann LR, Hanusa BH, Kresevic DM, Zickmund S, Ling BS, Gordon HS, Kwoh CK, Mor MK, Hannon MJ, Cohen PZ, Grant R, Ibrahim SA. Orthopedic communication about osteoarthritis treatment: does patient race matter? Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011;63:635-42.

Hawkins MS, Sevick MA, Richardson CR, Fried LF, Arena VC, Kriska AM. Association between physical activity and kidney function: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011;43:1457-64.

Herrle SR, Corbett EC Jr, Fagan MJ, Moore CG, Elnicki DM. Bayes' theorem and the physical examination: probability assessment and diagnostic decision making. Acad Med. 2011;86:618-27.

Hu X, Primack BA, Barnett TE, Cook RL. College students and use of K2: an emerging drug of abuse in young persons. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2011;6:16 (doi:10.1186/1747-597X-6-16).

Jain S, Siegle GJ, Gu C, Moore CG, Ivanco LS, Studenski S, Greenamyre JT, Steinhauer SR. Pupillary unrest correlates with arousal symptoms and motor signs in Parkinson disease. Mov Disord. 2011;26:1344-7.

Johnson KS, Tulsky JA, Hays JC, Arnold RM, Olsen MK, Lindquist JH, Steinhauser KE. Which domains of spirituality are associated with anxiety and depression in patients with advanced illness? J Gen Intern Med. 2011;26:751-8.

Kavanaugh ML, Williams SL, Schwarz EB. Emergency contraception use and counseling after changes in United States prescription status. Fertil Steril. 2011;95:2578-81.

Kuo S, Bryce CL, Zgibor JC, Wolf DL, Roberts MS, Smith KJ. Cost-effectiveness of implementing the chronic care model for diabetes care in a military population. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2011;5:501-13.

Lee BY, Assi TM, Rookkapan K, Connor DL, Rajgopal J, Sornsrivichai V, Brown ST, Welling JS, Norman BA, Chen SI, Bailey RR, Wiringa AE, Wateska AR, Jana A, Van Panhuis WG, Burke DS. Replacing the measles ten-dose vaccine presentation with the single-dose presentation in Thailand. Vaccine. 2011;29:3811-7.

Lee BY, Brown ST, Bailey RR, Zimmerman RK, Potter MA, McGlone SM, Cooley PC, Grefenstette JJ, Zimmer SM, Wheaton WD, Quinn SC, Voorhees RE, Burke DS. The benefits to all of ensuring equal and timely access to influenza vaccines in poor communities. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011;30:1141-50.

Lee BY, Connor DL, Kitchen SB, Bacon KM, Shah M, Brown ST, Bailey RR, Laosiritaworn Y, Burke DS, Cummings DA. Economic value of dengue vaccine in Thailand. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011;84:764-72.

Lee BY, McGlone SM, Bailey RR, Wettstein ZS, Umscheid CA, Muder RR. Economic impact of norovirus outbreaks in hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011;32:191-3.

Lee BY, McGlone SM, Wong KF, Yilmaz SL, Avery TR, Song Y, Christie R, Eubank S, Brown ST, Epstein JM, Parker JI, Burke DS, Platt R, Huang SS. Modeling of the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreaks throughout the hospitals in Orange County, California. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011;32:562-72.

Lee BY, Stalter RM, Bacon KM, Tai JH, Bailey RR, Zimmer SM, Wagner MM. Cost-effectiveness of adjuvanted versus nonadjuvanted influenza vaccine in adult hemodialysis patients. Am J Kidney Dis. 2011;57:724-32.

Lee BY, Wettstein ZS, McGlone SM, Bailey RR, Umscheid CA, Smith KJ, Muder RR. Economic value of norovirus outbreak control measures in healthcare settings. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2011;17:640-6.

Lee BY, Wiringa AE. The 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic: a case study of how modeling can assist all stages of vaccine decision-making. Hum Vaccin. 2011;7:115-9.

Lee JK, Parisi SM, Akers AY, Borrero S, Schwarz EB. The impact of contraceptive counseling in primary care on contraceptive use. J Gen Intern Med. 2011;26:731-6.

Lenze EJ, Mantella RC, Shi P, Goate AM, Nowotny P, Butters MA, Andreescu C, Thompson PA, Rollman BL. Elevated cortisol in older adults with generalized anxiety disorder is reduced by treatment: a placebo-controlled evaluation of escitalopram. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2011;19:482-90.

Liston BW, Fisher MA, Way DP, Torre D, Papp KK. Interprofessional education in the internal medicine clerkship: results from a national survey. Acad Med. 2011;86:872-6.

Longacre MR, Primack BA, Owens PM, Gibson L, Beauregard S, Mackenzie TA, Dalton MA. Public directory data sources do not accurately characterize the food environment in two predominantly rural states. J Am Diet Assoc. 2011;111:577-82.

McTigue KM, Bhargava T, Bryce CL, Conroy M, Fischer GS, Hess R, Simkin-Silverman LR, Zickmund S. Patient perspectives on the integration of an intensive online behavioral weight loss intervention into primary care. Patient Educ Couns. 2011;83:261-4.

Meadow W, Pohlman A, Frain L, Ren Y, Kress JP, Teuteberg W, Hall J. Power and limitations of daily prognostications of death in the medical intensive care unit. Crit Care Med. 2011;39:474-9.

Mehrotra A, Forrest C, Lin C. Dropping the baton: specialty referrals in the United States. Milbank Q. 2011;89:39-68.

Michaelidis CI, Zimmerman RK, Nowalk MP, Smith KJ. Estimating the cost-effectiveness of a national program to eliminate disparities in influenza vaccination rates among elderly minority groups. Vaccine. 2011;29:3525-30.

Mohan D, Rosengart MR, Farris C, Cohen E, Angus DC, Barnato AE. Assessing the feasibility of the American College of Surgeons' benchmarks for the triage of trauma patients. Arch Surg. 2011;146:786-92.

Morrissey S, Dumire R, Bost J, Gregory JS. Feasibility of and barriers to continuity of care in US general surgery residencies with an 80-hour duty week. Am J Surg. 2011;201:310-3.

Patterson PD, Arnold RM, Abebe K, Lave JR, Krackhardt D, Carr M, Weaver MD, Yealy DM. Variation in emergency medical technician partner familiarity. Health Serv Res. 2011;46:1319-31.

Pollak KI, Childers JW, Arnold RM. Applying motivational interviewing techniques to palliative care communication. J Palliat Med. 2011;14:587-92.

Pope TM, Arnold RM, Barnato AE. Caring for the seriously ill: cost and public policy. J Law Med Ethics. 2011;39:111-3.

Prairie BA, Scheier MF, Matthews KA, Chang CH, Hess R. A higher sense of purpose in life is associated with sexual enjoyment in midlife women. Menopause. 2011;18:839-44.

Primack BA, Silk JS, Delozier CR, Shadel WS, Dillman Carpentier FR, Dahl RE, Switzer GE. Using ecological momentary assessment to determine media exposure use by individuals with and without major depressive disorder. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011;165:360-5.

Rahbari-Oskoui FF, Miskulin DC, Hogan MC, Fielder O, Torres VE, Bost JE, Chapman AB. Short-term reproducibility of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. Blood Press Monit. 2011;16:47-54.

Rajakumar K, Holick MF, Jeong K, Moore CG, Chen TC, Olabopo F, Haralam MA, Nucci A, Thomas SB, Greenspan SL. Impact of season and diet on vitamin D status of African American and Caucasian children. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011;50:493-502.

Rajgopal J, Connor DL, Assi TM, Norman BA, Chen SI, Bailey RR, Long AR, Wateska AR, Bacon KM, Brown ST, Burke DS, Lee BY. The optimal number of routine vaccines to order at health clinics in low or middle income countries. Vaccine. 2011;29:5212-8.

Reynolds C, Quan V, Kim D, Peterson E, Dunn J, Whealon M, Terpstra L, Meyers H, Cheung M, Lee BY, Huang SS. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage in 10 nursing homes in Orange County, California. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011;32:91-3.

Robare JF, Bayles CM, Newman AB, Williams K, Milas C, Boudreau R, McTigue K, Albert SM, Taylor C, Kuller LH. The "10 keys" to healthy aging: 24-month follow-up results from an innovative community-based prevention program. Health Educ Behav. 2011;38:379-88.

Schenker Y, Meisel A. Informed consent in clinical care: practical considerations in the effort to achieve ethical goals. JAMA. 2011;305:1130-1.

Schenker Y, Pérez-Stable EJ, Nickleach D, Karliner LS. Patterns of interpreter use for hospitalized patients with limited English proficiency. J Gen Intern Med. 2011;26:712-7.

Simkin-Silverman LR, Conroy MB, Bhargava T, McTigue KM. Development of an online diabetes prevention lifestyle intervention coaching protocol for use in primary care practice. Diabetes Educ. 2011;37:263-8.

Soni AC, Conroy MB, Mackey RH, Kuller LH. Ghrelin, leptin, adiponectin, and insulin levels and concurrent and future weight change in overweight, postmenopausal women. Menopause. 2011;18:296-301.

Thurston RC, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Everson-Rose SA, Hess R, Powell LH, Matthews KA. Hot flashes and carotid intima media thickness among midlife women. Menopause. 2011;18:352-8.

Tindle HA, Shiffman S. Smoking cessation behavior among intermittent versus daily smokers. Am J Public Health. 2011;101:e1-3.

Torre DM, Aagaard E, Elnicki DM, Durning SJ, Papp KK. Simulation in the internal medicine clerkship: a national survey of internal medicine clerkship directors. Teach Learn Med. 2011;23:215-22.

Torre DM, Treat R, Durning S, Elnicki DM. Comparing PDA- and paper-based evaluation of the clinical skills of third-year medical students. WMJ. 2011;110:9-13.

Torres VE, Grantham JJ, Chapman AB, Mrug M, Bae KT, King BF Jr, Wetzel LH, Martin D, Lockhart ME, Bennett WM, Moxey-Mims M, Abebe KZ, Lin Y, Bost JE; for the Consortium for Radiologic Imaging Studies of Polycystic Kidney Disease (CRISP). Potentially modifiable factors affecting the progression of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011;6:640-7.

Wang JY, Probst JC, Moore CG, Martin AB, Bennett KJ. Place of origin and violent disagreement among Asian American families: analysis across five states. J Immigr Minor Health. 2011;13:635-46.

Watson LC, Lewis CL, Moore CG, Jeste DV. Perceptions of depression among dementia caregivers: findings from the CATIE-AD trial. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2011;26:397-402.

Widera EW, Rosenfeld KE, Fromme EK, Sulmasy DP, Arnold RM. Approaching patients and family members who hope for a miracle. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011;42:119-25.

Yang K, Bernardo LM, Sereika SM, Conroy MB, Balk J, Burke LE. Utilization of a
3-month yoga program for adults at high risk for type 2 diabetes: a pilot study. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2011;2011:257891 (doi:10.1093/ecam/nep117).

Yazdany J, Trupin L, Kaiser R, Schmajuk G, Gillis JZ, Chakravarty E, Schwarz EB. Contraceptive counseling and use among women with systemic lupus erythematosus: a gap in health care quality? Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011;63:358-65.

Zhang Y, Zhou L, Gellad WF. Potential savings from greater use of $4 generic drugs. Arch Intern Med. 2011;171:468-9.

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