Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

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April 2015

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March 20, 2015

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Recent Publications

Schrier RW, Abebe KZ, Perrone RD, Torres VE, Braun WE, Steinman TI, Winklhofer FT, Brosnahan G, Czarnecki PG, Hogan MC, Miskulin DC, Rahbari-Oskoui FF, Grantham JJ, Harris PC, Flessner MF, Bae KT, Moore CG, Chapman AB; HALT-PKD Trial Investigators. Blood pressure in early autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. N Engl J Med. 2014;371(24):2255-2266.

Torres VE, Abebe KZ, Chapman AB, Schrier RW, Braun WE, Steinman TI, Winklhofer FT, Brosnahan G, Czarnecki PG, Hogan MC, Miskulin DC, Rahbari-Oskoui FF, Grantham JJ, Harris PC, Flessner MF, Moore CG, Perrone RD; HALT-PKD Trial Investigators. Angiotensin blockade in late autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. N Engl J Med. 2014;371(24):2267-2276.

Corbelli J, Bonnema R, Rubio DM, Comer D, McNeil M. An Effective Multimodal Curriculum to Teach Internal Medicine Housestaff Evidence-Based Breast Health. J Grad Med Educ. 2014;6(4):721-725.

Hillmer AT, Wooten DW, Tudorascu DL, Barnhart TE, Ahlers EO, Resch LM, Larson JA, Converse AK, Moore CF, Schneider ML, Christian BT. The effects of chronic alcohol self-administration on serotonin-1A receptor binding in nonhuman primates. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014;144:119-126.

Seaman CD, Yabes J, Li J, Moore CG, Ragni MV. Venous thromboembolism in pregnant women with sickle cell disease: a retrospective database analysis. Thromb Res. 2014;134(6):1249-1252.

Lee JS, Fine MJ, The Debate on Antibiotic Therapy for Patients Hospitalized for Pneumonia: Where Should We Go From Here? JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(12):1901-1903.

Jarlenski M, McManus J, Diener-West M, Schwarz EB, Yeung E, Bennett WL. Association between Support from a Health Professional and Breastfeeding Knowledge and Practices among Obese Women: Evidence from the Infant Practices Study II. Womens Health Issues. 2014;24(6):641-648.

Vaughan L, Erickson KI, Espeland MA, Smith JC, Tindle HA, Rapp SR. Concurrent and Longitudinal Relationships Between Cognitive Activity, Cognitive Performance, and Brain Volume in Older Adult Women. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2014;69(6):826-836.

Lee JS, Nsa W, Hausmann LR, Trivedi AN, Bratzler DW, Auden D, Mor MK, Baus K, Larbi FM, Fine MJ. Quality of Care for Elderly Patients Hospitalized for Pneumonia in the United States, 2006 to 2010. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1806-1814.

Rigotti NA, Harrington KF, Richter K, Fellows JL, Sherman SE, Grossman E, Chang Y, Tindle HA, Ylioja T; for the Consortium of Hospitals Advancing Research on Tobacco (CHART). Increasing Prevalence of Electronic Cigarette Use Among Smokers Hospitalized in five U.S. Cities, 2010-2013. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Aug 28. pii: ntu138. [Epub ahead of print].

Shiffman S, Dunbar MS, Kirchner TR, Li X, Tindle HA, Anderson SJ, Scholl SM, Ferguson SG. Cue Reactivity in Converted and Native Intermittent Smokers. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Aug 28. pii: ntu147. [Epub ahead of print].

Rosano C, Abebe KZ, Aizenstein HJ, Boudreau R, Jennings JR, Venkatraman V, Harris TB, Yaffe K, Satterfield S, Newman AB; for the Health ABC Study. Longitudinal Systolic Blood Pressure Characteristics and Integrity of White Matter Tracts in a Cohort of Very Old Black and White Adults. Am J Hypertens. 2014 Aug 26. pii: hpu134. [Epub ahead of print].

Yeh CH, Morone NE, Chien LC, Cao Y, Lu H, Shen J, Margolis L, Bhatnagar S, Hoffman S, Liang Z, Glick RM, Suen LK. Auricular point acupressure to manage chronic low back pain in older adults: a randomized controlled pilot study. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014; 2014:375173.

Sidani JE, Shensa A, Primack BA. Water Pipe Steam Stones: Familiarity and Use Among U.S. Young Adults. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Aug 21. pii: ntu137. [Epub ahead of print].

Ramer SJ, Cohen ED, Chang CC, Unruh ML, Barnato AE. Survival after acute hemodialysis in Pennsylvania, 2005-2007: a retrospective cohort study. PLoS One. 2014 Aug 20;9(8):e105083.

Lefkowits C, Sukumvanich P, Claxton R, Courtney-Brooks M, Kelley JL, McNeil MA, Goodman A. Needs assessment of palliative care education in gynecologic oncology fellowship: We're not teaching what we think is most important. Gynecol Oncol. 2014;135(2):255-260.

Lampert BC, Teuteberg JJ, Shullo MA, Holtz J, Smith KJ. Cost-effectiveness of routine surveillance endomyocardial biopsy after 12 months post-heart transplantation. Circ Heart Fail. 2014;7(5):807-813.

Hess R, Tindle H, Conroy MB, Clark S, Yablonsky E, Hays RD. A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial of the Functional Assessment Screening Tablet to Engage Patients at the Point of Care. J Gen Intern Med. 2014;29(12):1641-1649.

Fowler NR, Johnson KG, Li J, Moore CG, Saba S, Lopez OL, Barnato AE. Use of cardiac implantable electronic devices in older adults with cognitive impairment. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1514-1516.

Rubio DM, Robinson GF, Gilliam VA, Primack BA, Switzer GE, Seltzer DL, Kapoor WN. Characterization of Investigators' Approach to Translational Research: A Qualitative Study. Clin Transl Sci. 2014 Jul 25. doi: 10.1111/cts.12196. [Epub ahead of print].

Dunbar MS, Shiffman S, Kirchner TR, Tindle HA, Scholl SM. Nicotine dependence, "background" and cue-induced craving and smoking in the laboratory. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014;142:197-203.

Dezzutti CS, Russo J, Wang L, Abebe KZ, Li J, Friend DR, McGowan IM, Rohan LC. Development of HIV-1 rectal-specific microbicides and colonic tissue evaluation. PLoS One. 2014 Jul 15;9(7):e102585.

Thomas HN, Hess R. Sexual activity in midlife women and beyond--reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(7):1205.

Donohue JM, Belnap BH, Men A, He F, Roberts MS, Schulberg HC, Reynolds CF 3rd, Rollman BL. Twelve-month cost-effectiveness of telephone-delivered collaborative care for treating depression following CABG surgery: a randomized controlled trial. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2014;36(5):453-459.

Kershaw KN, Brenes GA, Charles LE, Coday M, Daviglus ML, Denburg NL, Kroenke CH, Safford MM, Savla T, Tindle HA, Tinker LF, Van Horn L. Associations of stressful life events and social strain with incident cardiovascular disease in the women's health initiative. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014;3(3):e000687.

Carroll MV, Chang J, Sidani JE, Barnett TE, Soule E, Balbach E, Primack BA. Reigniting Tobacco Ritual: Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking Establishment Culture in the United States. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014;16(12)1549-1558.

Gariepy AM, Creinin MD, Smith KJ, Xu X. Probability of pregnancy after sterilization: a comparison of hysteroscopic versus laparoscopic sterilization. Contraception. 2014 Aug;90(2):174-181.

Foraker RE, Shoben AB, Lopetegui MA, Lai AM, Payne PR, Kelley M, Roth C, Tindle H, Schreiner A, Jackson RD. Assessment of Life's Simple 7 in the primary care setting: the Stroke Prevention in Healthcare Delivery EnviRonmEnts (SPHERE) study. Contemp Clin Trials. 2014;38(2):182-189.

Shiffman S, Dunbar MS, Li X, Scholl SM, Tindle HA. Anderson SJ, Ferguson SG. Craving in intermittent and daily smokers during ad libitum smoking. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014;16(8):1063-1069.

Jordan A, Malhotra S, Maree R, Schenker Y, Arnold RA, Reynolds C. Depression and Grief in Older Adults: A Palliative Medicine Approach. Harvard Review of Psychiatry. 2014. In press.

Monlezun DJ, Urday P, Baranwal P, Lister WM, Williamson A, Malhotra S, Sarris L, Harlan TS. Cooking up better doctors as teachers globally: a novel integrated nutrition and cooking class curriculum for pediatric residents to boost their competencies and attitudes in patient counseling. J Med Pers. 2014. In press.

Belfer I, Greco CM, Lokshin A, Vulakovich K, Landsittel D, Dai F, Crossett L, Chelly J. The Design and methods of genetic studies on acute and chronic post-operative pain in patients after total knee replacement. Pain Med. 2014;15(9):1590-1602.

Byrd JK, Smith KJ. de Almeida JR, Albergotti WG, Davis KS, Kim SW, Johnson JT, Ferris RL, Duvvuri U. Transoral robotic surgery and the unknown primary: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;150:976-982.

Michaelidis CI, Zimmerman RK, Nowalk MP, Smith KJ. Cost-effectiveness of programs to eliminate disparities in elderly vaccination rates in the United States. BMC Public Health. 2014;14:718. PMID 24892635. In press.

Pinto NM, Nelson R, Puchalski M, Metz TD, Smith KJ. Cost effectiveness of prenatal screening strategies for congenital heart disease. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2014;44:50-57.

Malec L, Sidonio RF, Smith KJ, Cooper JD. Three cost-utility analyses of screening for intracranial hemorrhage in neonates with hemophilia. J Ped Hematol Oncol. 2014;36:474-479

Schenker Y, Crowley-Matoka M, Dohan D, Rabow M, Smith C, White DB, Chu E, Tiver GA, Einhorn S, and Arnold RM. Oncologist Factors that Influence Referral to subspecialty palliative care clinics. J Oncol Prac. 2014;10(2):e37-44.

Schenker Y, Dew MA, Reynolds C, Arnold RM, Tiver G, Barnato A. Development of a post-intensive care unit storytelling intervention for surrogates involved in decisions to limit life sustaining treatment. Palliat Support Care. 2014:1-13.

Schenker Y, Arnold RM, London AJ. The Ethics of Advertising for Healthcare Services. Am J Bioeth. 2014;14(3):34-43.

Schenker Y, Park SY, Maciasz RM, Arnold RM. Do patients with advanced cancer and unmet palliative care needs have an interest in receiving palliative care services? J Palliat Med. 2014;17(6):667-672.

Vater LB, Arnold RM, Donohue JM, White DB, Chu E, Schenker Y. What are cancer centers advertising to the public?: A content analysis. Ann Intern Med. 2014;160(12):813-820.

Schenker Y, Barnato AE. Expanding support for ‘upstream’ surrogate decision making in the hospital. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(3):377-379.

Schenker Y, White DB, Arnold RM. What should be the goal of advance care planning? JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(7):1093-1094.

Jensen KM, Bulova PD. Managing the care of adults with down's syndrome. BMJ. 2014;349:g5596.

Anderson TS, Good CB, Gellad WF. Potential conflicts of interest for academic medical center leaders--reply. [Letter to the Editor]. JAMA. 2014;312(5):558-559.

Blosnich JR, Gordon AJ, Bossarte RM. Suicidal ideation and mental distress among adults with military service history: results from 5 US states, 2010. Am J Pub Health. 2014;104 Suppl 4:S595-602.

Broyles LM, Binswanger IA, Jenkins JA, Finnell DS, Faseru B, Cavaiola A, Pugach M, Gordon AJ. Confronting inadvertent stigma and pejorative language in addiction scholarship: a recognition and response. [Editorial]. Subst Abuse. 2014;35(3):217-221.

Corbelli J, Borrero S, Bonnema R, McNamara M, Kraemer K, Rubio D, Karpov I, McNeil M. Use of the Gail model and breast cancer preventive therapy among three primary care specialties. J Womens Health. 2014;23(9):746-752.

Dehlendorf C, Krajewski C, Borrero S. Contraceptive counseling: best practices to ensure quality communication and enable effective contraceptive use. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2014;57(4):659-673.

Gabrielian S, Gordon AJ, Gelberg L, Patel B, Manchanda R, Altman L, Andersen RM, Campbell RA, Broyles LM, Conley J, Kertesz S. Primary care medical services for homeless Veterans. Federal Practitioner. 2014;31(10):10-19.

Gellad WF, Stein BD, Ruder T, Henderson R, Frazee SG, Mehrotra A, Donohue JM. Geographic variation in receipt of psychotherapy in children receiving attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medications. JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(11):1074-1076.

Goyal V, Mattocks K, Schwarz EB, Borrero S Skanderson M, Zephyrin L, Brandt C, Haskell S. Contraceptive provision in the VA healthcare system to women who report military sexual trauma. J Womens Health. 2014;23(9):740-745.

Ibrahim SA, Egede LE, Uchendu US, Fine MJ. The struggle for health equity: the sustained effort by the VA Healthcare System. Am J Public Health. 2014;104 Suppl 4:S514-516.

Kiguchi M, Leake A, Switzer G, Mitchell E, Makaroun M, Chaer RA. Perceptions of society for vascular surgery members and surgery department chairs of the integrated 0 + 5 vascular surgery training paradigm. J Surg Ed. 2014;71(5):716-725.

Lowder JL, Ghetti C, Oliphant SS, Skoczylas LC, Swift S, Switzer GE. Body image in the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Questionnaire: development and validation. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014;211(2):174.e1-9.

Mattila JT, Fine MJ, Limper AH, Murray PR, Chen BB, Lin PL. Pneumonia. Treatment and diagnosis. Ann Am Thorac Soci. 2014;Suppl 4:S189-192.

McLellan AT, Starrels JL, Tai B, Gordon AJ, Brown R, Ghitza U, Gourevitch M, Stein J, Oros M, Horton T, Lindblad R, McNeely J. Can substance use disorders be managed using the chronic care model? Review and recommendation from a NIDA Consensus Group. Public Health Reviews. 2014;35(2):1-14.

Robinson GF, Switzer GE, Cohen ED, Primack BA, Kapoor WN, Seltzer DL, Rubio DM. Shortening the work preference inventory for use with physician scientists: WPI-10. Clin Transl Sci. 2014;7(4):324-328.

Rollman BL, Herbeck Belnap B, Rotondi AJ. Internet support groups for health: ready for the affordable care act. J Gen Intern Med. 2014;29(11):1436-1438.

van Londen GJ, Donovan HS, Beckjord EB, Cardy AL, Bovbjerg DH, Davidson NE, Morse JQ, Switzer GE, Verdonck-de Leeuw IM, Dew MA. Perspectives of postmenopausal breast cancer survivors on adjuvant endocrine therapy-related symptoms. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2014;41(6):660-668.

Weisbord SD, Mor MK, Sevick MA, Shields AM, Rollman BL, Palevsky PM, Arnold RM, Green JA, Fine MJ. Associations of depressive symptoms and pain with dialysis adherence, health resource utilization, and mortality in patients receiving chronic hemodialysis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014;9(9):1594-1602.

Bielefeldt K, Saligram S, Zickmund SL, Dudekula A, Olyaee M, Yadav D. Cholecystectomy for biliary dyskinesia: how did we get there? Digestive diseases and sciences. 2014 Sep 6. [Epub ahead of print].

Crandall CJ, Newberry SJ, Diamant A, Lim YW, Gellad WF, Booth MJ, Motala A, Shekelle PG. Comparative effectiveness of pharmacologic treatments to prevent fractures: an updated systematic review. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Sep 9. [Epub ahead of print].

Freeman MA, Myaskovsky L. An overview of disparities and interventions in pediatric kidney transplantation worldwide. Ped Nephrol (Berlin, Germany). 2014 Oct 15. [Epub ahead of print].

Gellad WF, Zhao X, Thorpe CT, Mor MK, Good CB, Fine MJ. Dual use of Department of Veterans Affairs and Medicare benefits and use of test strips in Veterans with type 2 diabetes mellitus. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print].

Hanlon JT, Aspinall SL, Handler SM, Gellad WF, Stone RA, Semla TP, Pugh MJ, Dysken MW. Potentially suboptimal prescribing for older veteran nursing home patients with dementia. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2014 Nov 7. [Epub ahead of print].

Kaminer Y, Gordon AJ. It is getting late here early: youth substance abuse theory and practice. Subst Abuse. 2014 Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print.]

Kasckow J, Zickmund S, Rotondi A, Welch A, Gurklis J, Chinman M, Fox L, Haas GL. Optimizing scripted dialogues for an e-health intervention for suicidal Veterans with major depression. Community Ment Health J.

Lee JS, Fine MJ. The debate on antibiotic therapy for patients hospitalized for pneumonia: where should we go from here? JAMA Inten Med. 2014 Oct 6. [Epub ahead of print].

Stein BD, Gordon AJ, Dick AW, Burns RM, Pacula RL, Farmer CM, Leslie DL, Sorbero M. Supply of buprenorphine waivered physicians: the influence of state policies. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2014 Aug 2. [Epub ahead of print].

Antognoli EL, Smith KJ, Manson M, Milliner BR, Davis EM, Harris-Haywood S, Seeholzer, E, Flocke, SA. Direct observation of weight counseling in primary care: alignment with clinical guidelines. Clin Obes. 2014;4(2):69-76.

Colabianchi N, Coulton C, Hibbert JD, McClure S, Ivers-Landis C, Davis EM.Adolescent self-defined neighborhoods and activity spaces: spatial overlap and relations to physical activity and obesity. Health Place. 2014;27:22-29.

Jackson L, Lee M, Morrison P, Davis EM, Miller E, Akers A. Parental importance of receiving adolescent mental health information to help their child. Health Soc Work. July 2014. In Press.

Tudorascu DL, Rosano C, Venkatraman VK, MacCloud RL, Harris T, Yaffe K, Newman AB, Aizenstein HJ. Multimodal MRI markers support a model of small vessel ischemia for depressive symptoms in very old adults. Psychiatry Res. 2014;224(2):73-80.

Seppälä EM, Nitschke JB, Tudorascu DL, Hayes A, Goldstein MR, Nguyen DT, Perlman D, Davidson RJ. Breathing-based meditation decreases posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in U.S. military veterans: a randomized controlled longitudinal study. J Trauma Stress. 2014;27(4):397-405.

Marin JR, Weaver MD, Barnato AE, Yabes JG, Yealy DM, Roberts MS. Variation in emergency department head computed tomography use for pediatric head trauma. Acad Emerg Med. 2014;21(9):987-995.

Morone NE, Abebe KZ, Morrow LA, Weiner DK. Pain and decreased cognitive function negatively impact physical functioning in older adults with knee osteoarthritis. Pain Med. 2014;15(9):1481-1487.

Talbott LL, Moore CG, Usdan SL, Wilkinson L. The role of injunctive norms and alcohol use during the first semester of college. J Alcohol Drug Educ. 2014;58(1):60-81.

Marcum ZA, Zhan HL, Perera S, Moore CG, Fitzgerald GK, Weiner DK. Correlates of gait speed in advanced knee osteoarthritis. Pain Med. 2014;15(8):1334-1342.

Pilkonis PA, Yu L, Dodds NE, Johnston KL, Maihoefer CC, Lawrence SM. Validation of the depression item bank from the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) in a three-month observational study. J Psychiatr Res. 2014;56:112-119.

Owlia M, Yu L, Deible C, Hughes MA, Jovin F, Bump GM. Head CT scan overuse in frequently admitted medical patients. J Subst Abuse Treat. Am J Med. 2014;127(5):406-410.

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