Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
April 2011

Submission deadline:
March 4, 2011


Recent Publications

Abdel-Kader K, Dew MA, Bhatnagar M, Argyropoulos C, Karpov I, Switzer G, Unruh ML. Numeracy skills in chronic kidney disease: correlates and outcomes. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010;5:1566-73.

Akers AY, Schwarz EB, Borrero S, Corbie-Smith G. Family discussions about contraception and family planning: a qualitative exploration of black parent and adolescent perspectives. Persp Sex Reprod Health. 2010;42:160-7.

Banerji A, Rudders SA, Corel B, Garth AM, Clark S, Camargo CA Jr. Repeat epinephrine treatments for food-related allergic reactions that present to the emergency department. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2010;308-16.

Borrero S, Moore CG, Creinin MD, Ibrahim SA. Low rates of vasectomy among minorities: a result of differential receipt of counseling? Am J Mens Health. 2010;4:243-9.

Broyles LM, Gordon AJ. Screening, brief intervention, and referral for treatment (SBIRT) implementation: moving beyond the multidisciplinary rhetoric. Subst Abus. 2010;31:221-3.

Campbell TC, Carey EC, Jackson VA, Saraiya B, Yang HB, Back AL, Arnold RM. Discussing prognosis: balancing hope and realism. Cancer J. 2010;16:461-6.

Chuang CH, Weisman CS, Hillemeier MM, Schwarz EB, Camacho FT, Dyer AM. Pregnancy intention and health behaviors: results from the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study Cohort. Matern Child Health J. 2010;14:501-10.

Claxton RN, Blackhall L, Weisbord SD, Holley JL. Undertreatment of symptoms in patients on maintenance hemodialysis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2010;39:211-8.

Coca A, Roberge RJ, Williams WJ, Landsittel DP, Powell JB, Palmiero A. Physiological monitoring in firefighter ensembles: wearable plethysmographic sensor vest versus standard equipment. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2010;7:109-14.

Cook RL, Xu X, Yablonsky EJ, Sakata N, Tripp JH, Hess R, Piazza P, Rinaldo CR. Demographic and clinical factors associated with persistent symptoms after West Nile virus infection. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010;83:1133-6.

Cooper JD, Smith KJ, Ritchey AK. A cost-effectiveness analysis of coagulation testing prior to tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy in children. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010;55:1153-9.

Damore D, Mansbach JM, Clark S, Ramundo M, Camargo CA Jr. Insurance status and the variable management of children presenting to the emergency department with bronchiolitis. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2010;26:716-21.

Donohue JM, Zhang Y, Lave JR, Gellad WF, Men A, Perera S, Hanlon JT. The Medicare drug benefit (Part D) and treatment of heart failure in older adults. Am Heart J. 2010;160:159-65.

Feingold B, Arora G, Webber SA, Smith KJ. Cost-effectiveness of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in children with dilated cardiomyopathy. J Card Fail. 2010;16:734-41.

Fromme EK, Smith AK, Hughes MT, Brokaw FG, Rosenfeld KE, Arnold RM. Update in palliative medicine. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2010;27:420-7.

Ganguli M, Bilt JV, Lee CW, Snitz BE, Chang CH, Loewenstein DA, Saxton JA. Cognitive test performance predicts change in functional status at the population level: the MYHAT Project. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2010;16:761-70.

Ganguli M, Chang CH, Snitz BE, Saxton JA, Vanderbilt J, Lee CW. Prevalence of mild cognitive impairment by multiple classifications: the Monongahela-Youghiogheny Healthy Aging Team (MYHAT) Project. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2010;18:674-83.

Gellad WF, Good CB, Lowe JC, Donohue JM. Variation in prescription use and spending for lipid-lowering and diabetes medications in the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Am J Manag Care. 2010;16:741-50.

Geraci SA, Babbott SF, Hollander H, Buranosky R, Devine DR, Kovach RA, Berkowitz L. AAIM report on master teachers and clinician educators. Part 1: Needs and skills. Am J Med. 2010;123:769-73.

Geraci SA, Devine DR, Babbott SF, Hollander H, Buranosky R, Kovach RA, Berkowitz L. AAIM report on master teachers and clinician educators. Part 3: Finances and resourcing. Am J Med. 2010;123:963-7.

Geraci SA, Hollander H, Babbott SF, Buranosky R, Devine DR, Kovach RA, Berkowitz L. AAIM report on master teachers and clinician educators. Part 4: Faculty role and scholarship. Am J Med. 2010;123:1065-9.

Geraci SA, Kovach RA, Babbott SF, Hollander H, Buranosky R, Devine DR, Berkowitz L. AAIM report on master teachers and clinician educators. Part 2: Faculty development and training. Am J Med. 2010;123:869-872.e6.

Gold MA, Sheftel AV, Chiappetta L, Young AJ, Zuckoff A, DiClemente CC, Primack BA. Associations between religiosity and sexual and contraceptive behaviors. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2010;23:290-7.

Goldstein G, Luther JF, Haas GL, Appelt CJ, Gordon AJ. Factor structure and risk factors for the health status of homeless veterans. Psychiatr Q. 2010;81:311-23.

Goodpaster BH, Delany JP, Otto AD, Kuller L, Vockley J, South-Paul JE, Thomas SB, Brown J, McTigue K, Hames KC, Lang W, Jakicic JM. Effects of diet and physical activity interventions on weight loss and cardiometabolic risk factors in severely obese adults: a randomized trial. JAMA. 2010;304:1795-802.

Green TC, Kershaw T, Lin H, Heimer R, Goulet JL, Kraemer KL, Gordon AJ, Maisto SA, Day NL, Bryant K, Fiellin DA, Justice AC. Patterns of drug use and abuse among aging adults with and without HIV: a latent class analysis of a US veteran cohort. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2010;110:208-20.

Hanlon JT, Perera S, Sevick MA, Rodriguez KL, Jaffe EJ. Pain and its treatment in older nursing home hospice/palliative care residents. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2010;11:579-83.

Hausmann LR, Kressin NR, Hanusa BH, Ibrahim SA. Perceived racial discrimination in health care and its association with patients' healthcare experiences: does the measure matter? Ethn Dis. 2010;20:40-7.

Hausmann LR, Mor M, Hanusa BH, Zickmund S, Cohen PZ, Grant R, Kresevic DM, Gordon HS, Ling BS, Kwoh CK, Ibrahim SA. The effect of patient race on total joint replacement recommendations and utilization in the orthopedic setting. J Gen Intern Med. 2010;25:982-8.

Hausmann LR, Ren D, Sevick MA. Racial differences in diabetes-related psychosocial factors and glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2010;4:291-9.

Helling TS, Kaswan S, Boccardo J, Bost JE. The effect of resident duty hour restriction on trauma center outcomes in teaching hospitals in the state of Pennsylvania. J Trauma. 2010;69:607-13.

Huang SS, Avery TR, Song Y, Elkins KR, Nguyen CC, Nutter SK, Nafday AA, Condon CJ, Chang MT, Chrest D, Boos J, Bobashev G, Wheaton W, Frank SA, Platt R, Lipsitch M, Bush RM, Eubank S, Burke DS, Lee BY. Quantifying interhospital patient sharing as a mechanism for infectious disease spread. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010;31:1160-9.

Hughes TF, Chang CH, Vander Bilt J, Ganguli M. Engagement in reading and hobbies and risk of incident dementia: the MoVIES Project. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2010;25:432-8.

Kabat GC, Kim M, Kakani C, Tindle H, Wactawski-Wende J, Ockene JK, Luo J, Wassertheil-Smoller SW, Rohan TE. Cigarette smoking in relation to risk of ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast in a cohort of postmenopausal women. Am J Epidemiol. 2010;172:591-9.

Kabat GC, Kim M, Shikany JM, Rodgers AK, Wactawski-Wende J, Lane D, Powell L, Stefanick ML, Freiberg MS, Kazlauskaite R, Chlebowski RT, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Rohan TE. Alcohol consumption and risk of ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast in a cohort of postmenopausal women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010;19:2066-72.

Keenan K, Hipwell A, Chung T, Stepp S, Stouthamer-Loeber M, Loeber R, McTigue K. The Pittsburgh Girls Study: overview and initial findings. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2010;39:506-21.

Kerwin DR, Zhang Y, Kotchen JM, Espeland MA, Van Horn L, McTigue KM, Robinson JG, Powell L, Kooperberg C, Coker LH, Hoffmann R. The cross-sectional relationship between body mass index, waist-hip ratio, and cognitive performance in postmenopausal women enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010;58:1427-32.

Kroenke K, Kapoor W, Helfand M, Meltzer DO, McDonald MA, Selker H. Training and career development for comparative effectiveness research workforce development: CTSA Consortium Strategic Goal Committee on Comparative Effectiveness Research Workgroup on Workforce Development. Clin Transl Sci. 2010;3:258-62.

Lee BY, Bailey RR, Wiringa AE, Afriyie A, Wateska AR, Smith KJ, Zimmerman RK. Economics of employer-sponsored workplace vaccination to prevent pandemic and seasonal influenza. Vaccine. 2010;28:5952-9.

Lee BY, Brown ST, Cooley P, Grefenstette JJ, Zimmerman RK, Zimmer SM, Potter MA, Rosenfeld R, Wheaton WD, Wiringa AE, Bacon KM, Burke DS. Vaccination deep into a pandemic wave: potential mechanisms for a "third wave" and the impact of vaccination. Am J Prev Med. 2010;39:e21-9.

Lee BY, Brown ST, Korch GW, Cooley PC, Zimmerman RK, Wheaton WD, Zimmer SM, Grefenstette JJ, Bailey RR, Assi TM, Burke DS. A computer simulation of vaccine prioritization, allocation, and rationing during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. Vaccine. 2010;28:4875-9.

Lee BY, McGlone SM. Pricing of new vaccines. Hum Vaccines. 2010;6:619-26.

Lee BY, McGlone SM, Bailey RR, Wiringa AE, Zimmer SM, Smith KJ, Zimmerman RK. To test or to treat? An analysis of influenza testing and antiviral treatment strategies using economic computer modeling. PLoS One. 2010;5:e11284 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011284).

Lee BY, McGlone SM, Doi Y, Bailey RR, Harrison LH. Economic impact of Acinetobacter baumannii in the intensive care unit. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010;31:1087-9.

Lee BY, Norman BA, Assi TM, Chen SI, Bailey RR, Rajgopal J, Brown ST, Wiringa AE, Burke DS. Single- versus multi-dose vaccine trials: an economic computational model. Vaccine. 2010;28:5292-300.

Lee BY, Popovich MJ, Tian Y, Bailey RR, Ufberg PJ, Wiringa AE, Muder RR. The potential value of Clostridium difficile vaccine: an economic computer simulation model. Vaccine. 2010;28:5245-53.

Lee BY, Wiringa AE, Bailey RR, Goyal V, Lewis GJ, Tsui B, Smith KJ, Muder RR. Screening of cardiac surgery patients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): an economic computer model. Am J Manag Care. 2010;16:e163-73.

Lee BY, Wiringa AE, Bailey RR, Goyal V, Tsui B, Lewis GJ, Muder RR, Harrison LM. The economic effect of screening orthopedic surgery patients preoperatively for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010;31:1130-8.

Lee I, Agarwal RK, Lee BY, Fishman NO, Umscheid CA. Systematic review and cost analysis comparing use of chlorhexidine with use of iodine for preoperative skin antisepsis to prevent surgical site infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010;31:1219-29.

Li CI, Chlebowski RT, Freiberg M, Johnson KC, Kuller L, Lane D, Lessin L, O'Sullivan MJ, Wactawski-Wende J, Yasmeen S, Prentice R. Alcohol consumption and risk of postmenopausal breast cancer by subtype: the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2010;102:1422-31.

Lynch CP, McTigue KM, Bost JE, Tinker LF, Vitolins M, Adams-Campbell L, Sarto GE, Hays-Grudo J, Manson JE, Kuller LH. Excess weight and physical health-related quality of life in postmenopausal women of diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010;19:1449-58.

Mehrotra A, Adams JL, Thomas JW, McGlynn EA. Cost profiles: should the focus be on individual physicians or physician groups? Health Aff (Millwood). 2010;29:1532-8.

Mehrotra A, Sorbero ME, Damberg CL. Using the lessons of behavioral economics to design more effective pay-for-performance programs. Am J Manag Care. 2010;16:497-503.

Michaud DS, Vrieling A, Jiao L, Mendelsohn JB, Steplowski E, Lynch SM, Wactawski-Wende J, Arslan AA, Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita H, Fuchs CS, Gross M, Helzlsouer K, Jacobs EJ, Lacroix A, Petersen G, Zheng W, Allen N, Ammundadottir L, Bergmann MM, Boffetta P, Buring JE, Canzian F, Chanock SJ, Clavel-Chapelon F, Clipp S, Freiberg MS, Michael Gaziano J, Giovannucci EL, Hankinson S, Hartge P, Hoover RN, Allan Hubbell F, Hunter DJ, Hutchinson A, Jacobs K, Kooperberg C, Kraft P, Manjer J, Navarro C, Peeters PH, Shu XO, Stevens V, Thomas G, Tjønneland A, Tobias GS, Trichopoulos D, Tumino R, Vineis P, Virtamo J, Wallace R, Wolpin BM, Yu K, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Stolzenberg-Solomon RZ. Alcohol intake and pancreatic cancer: a pooled analysis from the pancreatic cancer cohort consortium (PanScan). Cancer Causes Control. 2010;21:1213-25.

Mohan D, Alexander SC, Garrigues SK, Arnold RM, Barnato AE. Communication practices in physician decision-making for an unstable critically ill patient with end-stage cancer. J Palliat Med. 2010;13:949-56.

Morone NE, Weiner DK, Belnap BH, Karp JF, Mazumdar S, Houck PR, He F, Rollman BL. The impact of pain and depression on recovery after coronary artery bypass grafting. Psychosom Med. 2010;72:620-5.

Naghshineh N, O'Brien Coon D, McTigue K, Courcoulas AP, Fernstrom M, Rubin JP. Nutritional assessment of bariatric surgery patients presenting for plastic surgery: a prospective analysis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010;126:602-10.

Newman AB, Bayles CM, Milas CN, McTigue K, Williams K, Robare JF, Taylor CA, Albert SM, Kuller LH. The 10 keys to healthy aging: findings from an innovative prevention program in the community. J Aging Health. 2010;22:547-66.

Osborn CY, Mayberry LS, Mulvaney SA, Hess R. Patient Web portals to improve diabetes outcomes: a systematic review. Curr Diab Rep. 2010;10:422-35.

Patterson PD, Weaver M, Clark S, Yealy DM. Case reports and case series in prehospital emergency care research. Emerg Med J. 2010;27:807-9.

Pollak KI, Arnold R, Alexander SC, Jeffreys AS, Olsen MK, Abernethy AP, Rodriguez KL, Tulsky JA. Do patient attributes predict oncologist empathic responses and patient perceptions of empathy? Support Care Cancer. 2010;18:1405-11.

Primack BA, Dilmore TC, Switzer GE, Bryce CL, Seltzer DL, Li J, Landsittel DP, Kapoor WN, Rubio DM. Burnout among early career clinical investigators. Clin Transl Sci. 2010;3:186-8.

Primack BA, Wickett DJ, Kraemer KL, Zickmund S. Teaching health literacy using popular television programming: a qualitative pilot study. Am J Health Educ. 2010;41:147-54.

Reid RO, Friedberg MW, Adams JL, McGlynn EA, Mehrotra A. Associations between physician characteristics and quality of care. Arch Intern Med. 2010;170:1442-9.

Rodriguez KL, Hanlon JT, Perera S, Jaffe EJ, Sevick MA. A cross-sectional analysis of the prevalence of undertreatment of nonpain symptoms in older nursing home hospice/palliative care patients. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2010;8:225-32.

Rollman BL. Moving medical advances from prototype into practice. J Gen Intern Med. 2010;25:640-1.

Rudders SA, Banerji A, Katzman DP, Clark S, Camargo CA Jr. Multiple epinephrine doses for stinging insect hypersensitivity reactions treated in the emergency department. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2010;105:85-93.

Saraiya B, Arnold R, Tulsky JA. Communication skills for discussing treatment options when chemotherapy has failed. Cancer J. 2010;16:521-3.

Scherz N, Labarère J, Méan M, Ibrahim SA, Fine MJ, Aujesky D. Prognostic importance of hyponatremia in patients with acute pulmonary embolism. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010;182:1178-83.

Schwarz EB, Brown JS, Creasman JM, Stuebe A, McClure CK, Van Den Eeden SK, Thom D. Lactation and maternal risk of type 2 diabetes: a population-based study. Am J Med. 2010;123:863.e1-e.6.

Schwarz EB, Longo LS, Zhao X, Stone RA, Cunningham F, Good CB. Provision of potentially teratogenic medications to female veterans of childbearing age. Med Care. 2010;48:834-42.

Sevick MA, Stone RA, Zickmund S, Wang Y, Korytkowski M, Burke LE. Factors associated with probability of personal digital assistant–based dietary self-monitoring in those with type 2 diabetes. J Behav Med. 2010;33:315-25.

Shadel WG, Martino SC, Haviland A, Setodji C, Primack BA. Smoking motives in movies are important for understanding adolescent smoking: a preliminary investigation. Nicotine Tob Res. 2010;12:850-4.

Shaffer SL, Day HD. Systematic outpatient screening for the elderly: care of the vulnerable elderly practice improvement module to assess resident care of older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010;58:2173-7.

Shi P, Keskinocak P, Swann JL, Lee BY. Modelling seasonality and viral mutation to predict the course of an influenza pandemic. Epidemiol Infect. 2010;138:1472-81.

Sidonio RF Jr, Smith KJ, Ragni MV. Cost-utility analysis of von Willebrand disease screening in adolescents with menorrhagia. J Pediatr. 2010;157:456-460.e1.

Sills MR, Ginde AA, Clark S, Camargo CA Jr. Multicenter study of chronic asthma severity among emergency department patients with acute asthma. J Asthma. 2010;47:920-8.

Smith KJ, Hsu HE, Roberts MS, Kramer MK, Orchard TJ, Piatt GA, Seidel MC, Zgibor JC, Bryce CL. Cost-effectiveness analysis of efforts to reduce risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in southwestern Pennsylvania, 2005-2007. Prevent Chronic Dis. 2010;7:A109 (

Song MK, DeVito Dabbs AJ, Studer SM, Arnold RM, Pilewski JM. Exploring the meaning of chronic rejection after lung transplantation and its impact on clinical management and caregiving. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2010;40:246-55.

Tindle H, Davis E, Kuller L. Attitudes and cardiovascular disease. Maturitas. 2010;67:108-13.

Tindle HA, Omalu B, Courcoulas A, Marcus M, Hammers J, Kuller LH. Risk of suicide after long-term follow-up from bariatric surgery. Am J Med. 2010;123:1036-42.

Tsai CL, Clark S, Camargo CA Jr. Risk stratification for hospitalization in acute asthma: the CHOP classification tree. Am J Emerg Med. 2010;28:803-8.

Weinick RM, Burns RM, Mehrotra A. Many emergency department visits could be managed at urgent care centers and retail clinics. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010;29:1630-6.

Weisbord SD, Shields AM, Mor MK, Sevick MA, Homer M, Peternel J, Porter P, Rollman BL, Palevsky PM, Arnold RM, Fine MJ. Methodology of a randomized clinical trial of symptom management strategies in patients receiving chronic hemodialysis: the SMILE Study. Contemp Clin Trials. 2010;31:491-7.

Yu J, Smith KJ, Brixner DI. Cost-effectiveness of pharmacotherapy for the prevention of migraine: a Markov model application. CNS Drugs. 2010;24:695-712.

Zhang Y, Lee BY, Donohue JM. Ambulatory antibiotic use and prescription drug coverage in older adults. Arch Intern Med. 2010;170:1308-14.

Zimmer SM, Crevar CJ, Carter DM, Stark JH, Giles BM, Zimmerman RK, Ostroff SM, Lee BY, Burke DS, Ross TM. Seroprevalence following the second wave of pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. PLoS One. 2010;5:e11601 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011601).

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