Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
December 2012

Submission deadline:
November 16, 2012


Recent Publications

Allen LA, Stevenson LW, Grady KL, Goldstein NE, Matlock DD, Arnold RM, Cook NR, Felker GM, Francis GS, Hauptman PJ, Havranek EP, Krumholz HM, Mancini D, Riegel B, Spertus JA; on behalf of the American Heart Association Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention, and Council on Cardiovascular Surgery. Decision making in advanced heart failure: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2012;125:1928-52.

Armah KA, McGinnis K, Baker J, Gibert C, Butt AA, Bryant KJ, Goetz M, Tracy R, Oursler KA, Rimland D, Crothers K, Rodriguez-Barradas M, Crystal S, Gordon A, Kraemer K, Brown S, Gerschenson M, Leaf DA, Deeks S, Rinaldo C, Kuller LH, Justice A, Freiberg M. HIV status, burden of comorbid disease, and biomarkers of inflammation, altered coagulation, and monocyte activation. Clin Infect Dis. 2012;55:126-36.

Assi TM, Rookkapan K, Rajgopal J, Sornsrivichai V, Brown ST, Welling JS, Norman BA, Connor DL, Chen SI, Slayton RB, Laosiritaworn Y, Wateska AR, Wisniewski SR, Lee BY. How influenza vaccination policy may affect vaccine logistics. Vaccine. 2012;30:4517-23.

Ayotte BJ, Hausmann LR, Whittle J, Kressin NR. The relationship between perceived discrimination and coronary artery obstruction. Am Heart J. 2012;163:677-83.

Baker JV, Neuhaus J, Duprez D, Freiberg M, Bernardino JI, Badley AD, Nixon DE, Lundgren JD, Tracy RP, Neaton JD; for the INSIGHT SMART Study Group. HIV replication, inflammation, and the effect of starting antiretroviral therapy on plasma asymmetric dimethylarginine, a novel marker of endothelial dysfunction. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012;60:128-34.

Ballen KK, Klein JP, Pedersen TL, Bhatla D, Duerst R, Kurtzberg J, Lazarus HM, Lemaistre CF, McCarthy P, Mehta P, Palmer J, Setterholm M, Wingard JR, Joffe S, Parsons SK, Switzer GE, Lee SJ, Rizzo JD, Majhail NS. Relationship of race/ethnicity and survival after single umbilical cord blood transplantation for adults and children with leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2012;18:903-12.

Becker JT, Duara R, Lee CW, Teverovsky L, Snitz BE, Chang CH, Ganguli M. Cross-validation of brain structural biomarkers and cognitive aging in a community-based study. Int Psychogeriatr. 2012;24:1065-75.

Borrero S, Mor MK, Zhao X, McNeil M, Ibrahim S, Hayes P. Contraceptive care in the VA health care system. Contraception. 2012;85:580-8.

Brooks RC, Hasley PB, Jasti H, Macpherson D. Update in general internal medicine: evidence published in 2011. Ann Intern Med. 2012;156:649-53.

Bump GM, Jacob J, Abisse SS, Bost JE, Elnicki DM. Implementing faculty evaluation of intern written sign-out. Teach Learn Med. 2012;24:231-7.

Burke LE, Styn MA, Sereika SM, Conroy MB, Ye L, Glanz K, Sevick MA, Ewing LJ. Using mHealth technology to enhance self-monitoring for weight loss: a randomized trial. Am J Prev Med. 2012;43:20-6.

Chapman B, Duberstein P, Tindle HA, Sink KM, Robbins J, Tancredi DJ, Franks P; for the Gingko Evaluation of Memory Study Investigators. Personality predicts cognitive function over 7 years in older persons. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2012;20:612-21.

Childers JW, Broyles LM, Hanusa BH, Kraemer KL, Conigliaro J, Spagnoletti C, McNeil M, Gordon AJ. Teaching the teachers: faculty preparedness and evaluation of a retreat in screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment. Subst Abus. 2012;33:272-7.

Chuang CH, Martenis ME, Parisi SM, Delano RE, Sobota M, Nothnagle M, Schwarz EB. Contraception and abortion coverage: what do primary care physicians think? Contraception. 2012;86:153-6.

Clayton JM, Adler JL, O'Callaghan A, Martin P, Hynson J, Butow PN, Laidsaar-Powell RC, Arnold RM, Tulsky JA, Back AL. Intensive communication skills teaching for specialist training in palliative medicine: development and evaluation of an experiential workshop. J Palliat Med. 2012;15:585-91.

Desimone ME, Blank GE, Virji M, Donihi A, Dinardo M, Simak DM, Buranosky R, Korytkowski MT. Effect of an educational inpatient diabetes management program on medical resident knowledge and measures of glycemic control: a randomized controlled trial. Endocr Pract. 2012;18:238-49.

Dezee KJ, Artino AR, Elnicki DM, Hemmer PA, Durning SJ. Medical education in the United States of America. Med Teach. 2012;34:521-5.

Ferrer RA, Klein WM, Zajac LE, Land SR, Ling BS. An affective booster moderates the effect of gain- and loss-framed messages on behavioral intentions for colorectal cancer screening. J Behav Med. 2012;35:452-61.

Fowler NR, Boustani MA, Frame A, Perkins AJ, Monahan P, Gao S, Sachs GA, Hendrie HC. Effect of patient perceptions on dementia screening in primary care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012;60:1037-43.

Fowler NR, Morrow LA, Tu LC, Landsittel DP, Snitz BE, Rodriquez EG, Saxton JA. Association between cognitive decline in older adults and utilization of primary care physician services in Pennsylvania. J Prim Care Community Health. 2012;3:201-9.

Gellad WF, Good CB, Amuan ME, Marcum ZA, Hanlon JT, Pugh MJ. Facility-level variation in potentially inappropriate prescribing for older veterans. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012;60:1222-9.

Ghose T, Gordon AJ, Metraux S, Justice AC. Mental illness and homelessness among veterans. Psychiatr Serv. 2011;62:1514-5.

Gordon AJ, Alford DP. Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) curricular innovations: addressing a training gap. Subst Abus. 2012;33:227-30.

Goyal V, Borrero S, Schwarz EB. Unintended pregnancy and contraception among active-duty servicewomen and veterans. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012;206:463-9.

Green SM, Mulukutla SR, Elnicki DM. A proposed program for revising training in diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization using a didactic lecture series and virtual reality simulation. Med Teach. 2012;34:512-3.

Greenspan SL, Perera S, Nace D, Zukowski KS, Ferchak MA, Lee CJ, Nayak S, Resnick NM. FRAX or fiction: determining optimal screening strategies for treatment of osteoporosis in residents in long-term care facilities. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012;60:684-90.

Hall DE, Hanusa BH, Switzer GE, Fine MJ, Arnold RM. The impact of iMedConsent on patient decision-making regarding cholecystectomy and inguinal herniorrhaphy. J Surg Res. 2012;175:227-33.

Harris PF, Arnold RM, Braun UK, Fromme E, Ghermay R, Harman S, Jayes RL, Walling AM. Update in palliative care—2011. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27:582-7.

Huang AJ, Hess R, Arya LA, Richter HE, Subak LL, Bradley CS, Rodgers RG, Myers DL, Johnson KC, Gregory WT, Kraus SR, Schembri M, Brown JS. Pharmacologic treatment for urgency-predominant urinary incontinence in women diagnosed using a simplified algorithm: a randomized trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012;206:444.e1-e11.

Hvidtfeldt UA, Gunter MJ, Lange T, Chlebowski RT, Lane D, Farhat GN, Freiberg MS, Keiding N, Lee JS, Prentice R, Tjønneland A, Vitolins MZ, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Strickler HD, Rod NH. Quantifying mediating effects of endogenous estrogen and insulin in the relation between obesity, alcohol consumption, and breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012;21:1203-12.

Joffe H, Chang Y, Dhaliwal S, Hess R, Thurston R, Gold E, Matthews KA, Bromberger JT. Lifetime history of depression and anxiety disorders as a predictor of quality of life in midlife women in the absence of current illness episodes. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69:484-92.

Kang EW, Pike F, Ramer S, Abdel-Kader K, Myaskovsky L, Dew MA, Unruh M. The association of mental health over time with cardiac outcomes in HEMO Study patients. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012;7:957-64.

Khabour OF, Alzoubi KH, Eissenberg T, Mehrotra P, Azab M, Carroll MV, Afifi RA, Primack BA. Waterpipe tobacco and cigarette smoking among university students in Jordan. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2012;16:986-92.

Kroenke CH, Michael Y, Tindle H, Gage E, Chlebowski R, Garcia L, Messina C, Manson JE, Caan BJ. Social networks, social support and burden in relationships, and mortality after breast cancer diagnosis. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012;133:375-85.

Lee BY, Tai JH, McGlone SM, Bailey RR, Wateska AR, Zimmer SM, Zimmerman RK, Wagner MM. The potential economic value of a "universal" (multi-year) influenza vaccine. Influenza Other Respi Viruses. 2012;6:167-75.

Lewis CL, Brenner AT, Griffith JM, Moore CG, Pignone MP. Two controlled trials to determine the effectiveness of a mailed intervention to increase colon cancer screening. North Carolina Med J. 2012;73:93-8.

Lidz CW, Appelbaum PS, Arnold R, Candilis P, Gardner W, Myers S, Simon L. How closely do institutional review boards follow the common rule? Acad Med. 2012;87:969-74.

Macedo C, Walters JT, Orkis EA, Isse K, Elinoff BD, Fedorek SP, McMichael JM, Chalasani G, Randhawa P, Demetris AJ, Zeevi A, Tan H, Shapiro R, Landsittel D, Lakkis FG, Metes D. Long-term effects of alemtuzumab on regulatory and memory T-cell subsets in kidney transplantation. Transplantation. 2012;93:813-21.

Marcum ZA, Gellad WF. Medication adherence to multidrug regimens. Clin Geriatr Med. 2012;28:287-300.

McClure CK, Catov JM, Ness RB, Schwarz EB. Lactation and maternal subclinical cardiovascular disease among premenopausal women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012;207:46.e1-8.

Medapalli RK, Parikh CR, Gordon K, Brown ST, Butt AA, Gibert CL, Rimland D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Chang CH, Justice AC, He JC, Wyatt CM. Comorbid diabetes and the risk of progressive chronic kidney disease in HIV-infected adults: data from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012;60:393-9.

Mehrotra A, Dellon ES, Schoen RE, Saul M, Bishehsari F, Farmer C, Harkema H. Applying a natural language processing tool to electronic health records to assess performance on colonoscopy quality measures. Gastrointest Endoscopy. 2012;75:1233-1239.e14.

Mehrotra A, Hussey PS, Milstein A, Hibbard JH. Consumers' and providers' responses to public cost reports, and how to raise the likelihood of achieving desired results. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012;31:843-51.

Mitchell GR, McTigue KM. Translation through argumentation in medical research and physician-citizenship. J Med Humanit. 2012;33:83-107.

Mitchell MD, Hong JA, Lee BY, Umscheid CA, Bartsch SM, Don CW. Systematic review and cost-benefit analysis of radial artery access for coronary angiography and intervention. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2012;5:454-62.

Myint PK, Kwok CS, Majumdar SR, Eurich DT, Clark AB, España PP, Man SY, Huang DT, Yealy DM, Angus DC, Capelastegui A, Rainer TH, Marrie TJ, Fine MJ, Loke YK. The International Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) Collaboration Cohort (ICCC) Study: rationale, design, and description of study cohorts and patients. BMJ Open. 2012;2(3):e001030 (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001030).

Novelli EM, Huynh C, Gladwin MT, Moore CG, Ragni MV. Pulmonary embolism in sickle cell disease: a case-control study. J Thromb Haemost. 2012;10:760-6.

Oliva EM, Harris AH, Trafton JA, Gordon AJ. Receipt of opioid agonist treatment in the Veterans Health Administration: facility and patient factors. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2012;122:241-6.

Pace LE, Schwarz EB. Balancing act: safe and evidence-based prescribing for women of reproductive age. Womens Health (Lond Engl). 2012;8:415-25.

Parisi SM, Zikovich S, Chuang CH, Sobota M, Nothnagle M, Schwarz EB. Primary care physicians' perceptions of rates of unintended pregnancy. Contraception. 2012;86:48-54.

Pishko AM, Smith KJ, Ragni MV. Anticoagulation in ambulatory cancer patients with no indication for prophylactic or therapeutic anticoagulation. A cost-effectiveness analysis from a U.S. perspective. Thromb Haemost. 2012;108:303-10.

Primack BA, Carroll MV, McNamara M, Klem ML, King B, Rich M, Chan CW, Nayak S. Role of video games in improving health-related outcomes: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med. 2012;42:630-8.

Primack BA, Kim KH, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Barnett TE, Switzer GE. Tobacco, marijuana, and alcohol use in university students: a cluster analysis. J Am College Health. 2012;60:374-86.

Pringle JL, Melczak M, Johnjulio W, Campopiano M, Gordon AJ, Costlow M. Pennsylvania SBIRT medical and residency training: developing, implementing, and evaluating an evidence-based program. Subst Abus. 2012;33:292-7.

Ragni MV, Moore CG, Bias V, Key NS, Kouides PA, Francis CW; for the Hemostasis Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS). Challenges of rare disease research: limited patients and competing priorities. Haemophilia. 2012;18:e192-e194.

Roth E, Purnell C, Shabalov O, Moguillansky D, Hernandez CA, Elnicki DM. Perioperative management of a patient with recently placed drug-eluting stents requiring urgent spinal surgery. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27:1080-3.

Rubio DM, Sufian M, Trochim WM. Strategies for a national evaluation of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards. Clin Transl Sci. 2012;5:138-9.

Salgado MV, Pérez-Stable EJ, Primack BA, Kaplan CP, Mejia RM, Gregorich SE, Alderete E. Association of media literacy with cigarette smoking among youth in Jujuy, Argentina. Nicotine Tob Res. 2012;14:516-21.

Schenker Y, Smith AK, Arnold RM, Fernandez A. "Her husband doesn't speak much English": conducting a family meeting with an interpreter. J Palliat Med. 2012;15:494-8.

Shadel WG, Martino SC, Setodji C, Haviland A, Primack BA, Scharf D. Motives for smoking in movies affect future smoking risk in middle school students: an experimental investigation. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2012;123:66-71.

Smith KJ, Clark S, Kapoor WN, Handler SM. Information primary care physicians want to receive about their hospitalized patients. Fam Med. 2012;44:425-30.

Song Y, Tai JH, Bartsch SM, Zimmerman RK, Muder RR, Lee BY. The potential economic value of a Staphylococcus aureus vaccine among hemodialysis patients. Vaccine. 2012;30:3675-82.

Stein BD, Gordon AJ, Sorbero M, Dick AW, Schuster J, Farmer C. The impact of buprenorphine on treatment of opioid dependence in a Medicaid population: recent service utilization trends in the use of buprenorphine and methadone. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2012;123:72-8.

Talbott LL, Moore CG, Usdan SL. Social modeling influences and alcohol consumption during the first semester of college: a natural history study. Subst Abus. 2012;33:146-55.

Uscher-Pines L, Harris KM, Burns RM, Mehrotra A. The growth of retail clinics in vaccination delivery in the U.S. Am J Prev Med. 2012;43:63-6.

Wallace DJ, Angus DC, Barnato AE, Kramer AA, Kahn JM. Nighttime intensivist staffing and mortality among critically ill patients. N Engl J Med. 2012;366:2093-101.

Weaver MD, Moore CG, Patterson PD, Yealy DM. Medical necessity in emergency medical services transports. Am J Med Qual. 2012;27:250-5.

Westley E, Schwarz EB. Emergency contraception: global challenges, new opportunities. Contraception. 2012;85:429-31.

Yip L, Farris C, Kabaker AS, Hodak SP, Nikiforova MN, McCoy KL, Stang MT, Smith KJ, Nikiforov YE, Carty SE. Cost impact of molecular testing for indeterminate thyroid nodule fine-needle aspiration biopsies. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012;97:1905-12.

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