The vision of the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences (QHS) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is to improve population and individual health by transforming health care delivery through methodological innovation and to become a nationally and internationally recognized resource for translational research. The Department has a three-pronged mission: (1) to fulfill the quantitative health science needs of the academic medical center as it moves towards its vision of becoming a leader in clinical and translational research; (2) to train the next generation of scientists that will fulfill the Vision; and (3) to weave service to the academic medical center into discovery of new approaches to solve the health care needs of the nation and world. This collection showcases journal articles and other publications and presentations written by faculty and researchers of the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences.

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Publications from 2016

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Magnitude, treatment, and impact of diabetes mellitus in patients hospitalized with non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction: A community-based study, Hamza H. Awad, Mayra Tisminetzky, Diana Metry, David D. McManus, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Joel Gore, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Managing Suicidal Patients in the Emergency Department, Marian E. Betz and Edwin D. Boudreaux

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Smoking status and life expectancy after acute myocardial infarction in the elderly, Emily M. Bucholz, Adam L. Beckman, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Harlan M. Krumholz

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Occurrence and predictors of recurrence after a first episode of acute venous thromboembolism: population-based Worcester Venous Thromboembolism Study, Wei Huang, Robert J. Goldberg, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Alexander T. Cohen, and Frederick A. Spencer

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Improving Pregnancy Outcomes through Maternity Care Coordination: A Systematic Review, Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers, Sybil L. Crawford, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Amy K. Rosen, and Kristin M. Mattocks

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Receipt of Prescription Opioids in a National Sample of Pregnant Veterans Receiving Veterans Health Administration Care, Aimee Kroll-Desrosiers, Melissa Skanderson, Lori Bastian, Cynthia A. Brandt, Sally Haskell, Robert Kerns, and Kristin M. Mattocks

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PULSE-SMART: Pulse-Based Arrhythmia Discrimination Using a Novel Smartphone Application, David D. McManus, Jo Woon Chong, Apurv Soni, Jane S. Saczynski, Nada Esa, Craig Napolitano, Chad E. Darling, Edward W. Boyer, Rochelle Rosen, Kevin C. Floyd, and Ki H. Chon

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Reliability of Predicting Early Hospital Readmission After Discharge for an Acute Coronary Syndrome Using Claims-Based Data, David D. McManus, Jane S. Saczynski, Darleen M. Lessard, Molly E. Waring, Jeroan J. Allison, David C. Parish, Robert J. Goldberg, Arlene S. Ash, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Disorganized Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses: Time to Systematize the Conduct and Publication of These Study Overviews, Irbaz Bin Riaz, Muhammad Shahzeb Khan, Haris Riaz, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Association between First Trimester Pregnancy Associated Plasma Protein–A (PAPP-A) and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Development, Aylin Sert, Katherine Leung, Molly E. Waring, Raziel Rojas-Rodriguez, Silvia Corvera, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Adiposity is associated with early reduction in bone mass in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, Nithya Setty-Shah, Louise S. Maranda, and Benjamin U. Nwosu

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ESammon: A computationaly enhanced sammon mapping based on data density, Chanpaul Jin Wang, Hua (Julia) Fang, and Honggang Wang

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An Analysis of Implicit Bias in Medical Education, Racquel J. Wells, Christine Motzkus, Suzanne B. Cashman, Jeroan J. Allison, Michael Buckner, Sonia Chimienti, and Deborah L. Plummer

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Prenatal Triptan Exposure and Internalising and Externalising Behaviour Problems in 3-Year-Old Children: Results from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study, Mollie E. Wood, Kate L. Lapane, Jean A. Frazier, Eivind Ystrom, Eric O. Mick, and Hedvig M.E. Nordeng

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Clinical epidemiology of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) in comparatively young hospitalized patients, Michael Zacharias, Samuel Joffe, Elizabeth Konadu, Theo E. Meyer, MIchael S. Kiernan, Darleen M. Lessard, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Multiple Imputation based Clustering Validation (MIV) for Big Longitudinal Trial Data with Missing Values in eHealth, Zhaoyang Zhang, Hua (Julia) Fang, and Honggang Wang

Publications from 2015

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Does Every Patient Need Colonoscopy Follow-up for Diverticulitis?, Rachel Ackerman, Justin Yamin, Anne Foley, Louise Maranda, and Benjamin Hyatt

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Late Consequences of Acute Coronary Syndromes: Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) Follow-up, Sami M.A. Alnasser, Wei Huang, Joel M. Gore, Phillippe Gabriel Steg, Kim A. Eagle, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Keith A. Fox, Enrique Gurfinkel, David Brieger, Werner Klein, Frans van de Werf, Alvaro Avezum, Gilles Montalescot, Dietrich C. Gulba, Andrzej Budaj, Jose Lopez-Sendon, Christopher B. Granger, Brian M. Kennelly, Robert J. Goldberg, Emily Fleming, and Shaun G. Goodman

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Access to care and use of the Internet to search for health information: results from the US National Health Interview Survey, Daniel J. Amante, Timothy P. Hogan, Sherry L. Pagoto, Thomas M. English, and Kate L. Lapane

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Reply to the letter to the editor: preoperative pain and function profiles reflect consistent TKA patient selection among US surgeons, David C. Ayers, Wenjun Li, Leslie R. Harrold, Jeroan J. Allison, and Patricia D. Franklin

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Evaluating implementation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) prevention guidelines in spinal cord injury centers using the PARIHS framework: a mixed methods study, Salva N. Balbale, Jennifer N. Hill, Marylou Guihan, Timothy P. Hogan, Kenzie A. Cameron, Barry Goldstein, and Charlesnika T. Evans

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Informing policy to deliver comprehensive care for women veterans, Lori A. Bastian, Kristin M. Mattocks, Amy K. Rosen, Alison B. Hamilton, Bevanne Bean-Mayberry, Anne G. Sadler, Ruth S. Klap, and Elizabeth M. Yano

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Specific Inflammatory Stimuli Lead to Distinct Platelet Responses in Mice and Humans, Lea M. Beaulieu, Lauren Clancy, Kahraman Tanriverdi, Emelia J. Benjamin, Carolyn D. Kramer, Ellen O. Weinberg, Xianbao He, Samrawit Mekasha, Eric O. Mick, Robin R. Ingalls, Caroline A. Genco, and Jane E. Freedman

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Cognitive testing for dementia is adversely affected by administration in a foreign location, Cynthia Bechtel, Ruth Remington, Bruce A. Barton, Constance Barysauskas, and Thomas B. Shea

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Learning curves in emergency ultrasound education, David J. Blehar, Bruce A. Barton, and Romolo Joseph Gaspari

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Rationales that providers and family members cited for the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing home residents with dementia, Alice F. Bonner, Terry S. Field, Celeste A. Lemay, Kathleen M. Mazor, Daniel A. Andersen, Christina J. Compher, Jennifer Tjia, and Jerry H. Gurwitz

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Enhancing Participation in Depression Care in Outpatient Perinatal Care Settings: A Systematic Review, Nancy Byatt, Len L. Levin, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, and Jeroan J. Allison

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Mental health care use in relation to depressive symptoms among pregnant women in the USA, Nancy Byatt, Rui Sherry Xiao, Kate Dinh, and Molly E. Waring

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iMStrong: Deployment of a Biosensor System to Detect Cocaine Use, Stephanie Carreiro, Hua (Julia) Fang, Jianying Zhang, Kelley Wittbold, Shicheng Weng, Rachel Mullins, David A. Smelson, and Edward W. Boyer

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Decade-Long Trends in 30-Day Rehospitalization Rates After Acute Myocardial Infarction, Han-Yang Chen, Mayra Tisminetzky, Kate L. Lapane, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Sharina D. Person, Catarina I. Kiefe, Joel Gore, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Narratives to enhance smoking cessation interventions among African-American smokers, the ACCE project, Andrea Cherrington, Jessica H. Williams, Pamela Payne Foster, Heather L. Coley, Connie Kohler, Jeroan J. Allison, Catarina I. Kiefe, Julie E. Volkman, and Thomas K. Houston

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Smoking Topography in Korean American and White Men: Preliminary Findings, Sangkeun Chung, Sun S. Kim, Nisha Kini, Hua (Julia) Fang, David Kalman, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Risk Factors for Relapse and Higher Costs Among Medicaid Members with Opioid Dependence or Abuse: Opioid Agonists, Comorbidities, and Treatment History, Robin E. Clark, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Gideon Aweh, Elizabeth O'Connell, William H. Fisher, and Bruce A. Barton

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Magnitude of and Prognostic Factors Associated With 1-Year Mortality After Hospital Discharge for Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Based on Ejection Fraction Findings, Andrew H. Coles, Mayra Tisminetzky, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Darleen M. Lessard, Joel M. Gore, Chad E. Darling, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Food Selectivity, Mealtime Behavior Problems, Spousal Stress, and Family Food Choices in Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder, Carol Curtin, Kristie Hubbard, S. E. Anderson, Eric O. Mick, Aviva Must, and Linda G. Bandini

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Testing item response theory invariance of the standardized Quality-of-life Disease Impact Scale (QDIS) in acute coronary syndrome patients: differential functioning of items and test, Nina Deng, Milena D. Anatchkova, Molly E. Waring, Kyung T. Han, and John E. Ware Jr.

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Energy, fatigue, or both? A bifactor modeling approach to the conceptualization and measurement of vitality, Nina Deng, Rick Guyer, and John E. Ware Jr.

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Detecting Heart Failure Decompensation by Measuring Transthoracic Bioimpedance in the Outpatient Setting: Rationale and Design of the SENTINEL-HF Study, Silviu Dovancescu, Jane S. Saczynski, Chad E. Darling, Jarno Riistema, Fatima Sert Kuniyoshi, Theo E. Meyer, Robert J. Goldberg, and David D. McManus

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A Prospective Controlled Trial of an Electronic Hand Hygiene Reminder System, Richard T. Ellison III, Constance Barysauskas, Elke A. Rundensteiner, Di Wang, and Bruce A. Barton

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Using Probabilistic Approach to Joint Clustering and Statistical Inference: Analytics for Big Investment Data, Hua (Julia) Fang, Honggang Wang, Chonggang Wang, and Mahmoud Daneshmand

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A survey of big data research, Hua (Julia) Fang, Zhaoyang Zhang, Chanpaul Jin Wang, Mahmoud Daneshmand, Chonggang Wang, and Honggang Wang

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Preliminary development of an ultrabrief two-item bedside test for delirium, Donna M. Fick, Sharon K. Inouye, Jamey Guess, Long H. Ngo, Richard N. Jones, Jane S. Saczynski, and Edward R. Marcantonio

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Impact of COPD on the mortality and treatment of patients hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure: the Worcester Heart Failure Study, Kimberly A. Fisher, Mihaela S. Stefan, Chad E. Darling, Darleen M. Lessard, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Understanding how patients (vs physicians) approach the decision to escalate treatment: a proposed conceptual model, Liana Fraenkel, Elizabeth K. Seng, Meaghan Cunningham, and Kristin M. Mattocks

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Improving the criteria for appropriateness of total joint replacement surgery: comment on the article by Riddle et Al, Patricia D. Franklin, Uyensa Nguyen, David C. Ayers, Norman W. Weissman, and FORCE-TJR Investigators

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Viral infection of engrafted human islets leads to diabetes, Glen R. Gallagher, Michael A. Brehm, Robert W. Finberg, Bruce A. Barton, Leonard D. Shultz, Dale L. Greiner, Rita Bortell, and Jennifer P. Wang

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Measurement properties of the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index: a systematic review, Barbara L. Gandek

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The association between HIV status and homelessness among Veterans in care, Toorjo Ghose, Adam J. Gordon, Stephen Metraux, Kristin M. Mattocks, Joseph L. Goulet, Maria C. Rodriguez-Barradas, Nancy L. Day, Oni Blackstock, and Amy C. Justice

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Reduced frequencies of polyfunctional CMV-specific T cell responses in infants with congenital CMV infection, Laura L. Gibson, Constance Barysauskas, Margaret M. McManus, Sheryl Dooley, Daniele Lilleri, Donna Fisher, Tumul Srivastava, Don J. Diamond, and Katherine Ruiz De Luzuriaga

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Characteristics of Contemporary Patients Discharged From the Hospital After an Acute Coronary Syndrome, Robert J. Goldberg, Jane S. Saczynski, David D. McManus, Molly E. Waring, Richard H. McManus, Jeroan J. Allison, David C. Parish, Darleen M. Lessard, Sharina D. Person, Joel Gore, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Chocolate-candy consumption and 3-year weight gain among postmenopausal U.S. women, James A. Greenberg, JoAnn E. Manson, Brian Buijsse, Lu Wang, Matthew A. Allison, Marian L. Neuhouser, Lesley Tinker, Molly E. Waring, Carmen R. Isasi, Lisa W. Martin, and Cynthia A. Thomson

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The Complex Relationship of Race to Outcomes in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction, Jerry H. Gurwitz, David J. Magid, David H. Smith, Grace Hsu, Sue Hee Sung, Larry A. Allen, David D. McManus, Robert J. Goldberg, and Alan S. Go

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Elevated serum glucose levels and survival after acute heart failure: a population-based perspective, Benjamin K. I. Helfand, Nicholas J. Maselli, Darleen M. Lessard, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Joel M. Gore, David D. McManus, Jane S. Saczynski, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Evaluating the QUIT-PRIMO clinical practice ePortal to increase smoker engagement with online cessation interventions: a national hybrid type 2 implementation study, Thomas K. Houston, Rajani S. Sadasivam, Jeroan J. Allison, Arlene S. Ash, Midge N. Ray, Thomas M. English, Timothy P. Hogan, and Daniel E. Ford

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Declining Long-term Risk of Adverse Events after First-time Community-presenting Venous Thromboembolism: The Population-based Worcester VTE Study (1999 to 2009), Wei Huang, Robert J. Goldberg, A. T. Cohen, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Catarina I. Kiefe, Joel M. Gore, and Frederick A. Spencer

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Feasibility, acceptability, and characteristics associated with adherence and completion of a culturally relevant internet-enhanced physical activity pilot intervention for overweight and obese young adult African American women enrolled in college, Rodney P. Joseph, Gareth R. Dutton, Andrea Cherrington, Kevin Fontaine, Monica Baskin, Krista Casazza, Danielle Lorch, Jeroan J. Allison, and Nefertiti H. Durant

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Reproductive health diagnoses of women veterans using department of veterans affairs health care, Jodie G. Katon and Kristin M. Mattocks

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Preliminary Evaluation of a New German Translated Tobacco Quality of Life Impact Tool to Discriminate Between Healthy Current and Former Smokers and to Explore the Effect of Switching Smokers to a Reduced Toxicant Prototype Cigarette, Anuradha Kulasekaran, Christopher Proctor, Ermioni Papadopoulou, Christopher J. Shepperd, Rick Guyer, Barbara Gandek, and John E. Ware Jr.

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Genomic and clinical effects associated with a relaxation response mind-body intervention in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease, Braden Kuo, Manoj Bhasin, Jolene Jacquart, Matthew A. Scult, Lauren Slipp, Eric Isaac Riklin Kagan, Veronique Lepoutre, Nicole Comosa, Beth-Ann Norton, Allison Dassatti, Jessica Rosenblum, Andrea H. Thurler, Brian C. Surjanhata, Nicole N. Hasheminejad, Leslee Kagan, Ellen Slawsby, Sowmya R. Rao, Eric A. Macklin, Gregory L. Fricchione, Herbert Benson, Towia A. Libermann, Joshua Korzenik, and John W. Denninger

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Appropriateness of Psychopharmaco-logical Medication, Kate L. Lapane, Jacob N. Hunnicutt, and Jennifer Tjia

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Frequent Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations Among Homeless People With Medicaid: Implications for Medicaid Expansion, Wen-Chieh Lin, Monica Bharel, Jianying Zhang, Elizabeth O'Connell, and Robin E. Clark

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Association of objectively measured physical activity and metabolic syndrome among U.S. adults with osteoarthritis, Shao-Hsien Liu, Molly E. Waring, Charles B. Eaton, and Kate L. Lapane

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A television in the bedroom is associated with higher weekday screen time among youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), Charmaine B. Lo, Molly E. Waring, Sherry L. Pagoto, and Stephenie C. Lemon

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The impact of acute care surgery on appendicitis outcomes: Results from a national sample of university-affiliated hospitals, John C. Madore, Courtney E. Collins, M. Didem Ayturk, and Heena Santry

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Age at first intercourse and subsequent sexual partnering among adult women in the United States, a cross-sectional study, Brianna M. Magnusson, Jennifer A. Nield, and Kate L. Lapane

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Why Women Join the Military: Enlistment Decisions and Postdeployment Experiences of Service Members and Veterans, Mariann Mankowski, Leslie E. Tower, Cynthia A. Brandt, and Kristin M. Mattocks

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Care coordination for women veterans: bridging the gap between systems of care, Kristin M. Mattocks

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Mental health care screening and care coordination during pregnancy and postpartum for women veterans, Kristin M. Mattocks

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Infertility Care Among OEF/OIF/OND Women Veterans in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Kristin M. Mattocks, Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers, Laurie Zephyrin, Jodie Katon, Julie Weitlauf, Lori Bastian, Sally Haskell, and Cynthia Brandt

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Single-component versus multicomponent dietary goals for the metabolic syndrome: a randomized trial, Yunsheng Ma, Barbara C. Olendzki, Jinsong Wang, Gioia M. Persuitte, Wenjun Li, Hua (Julia) Fang, Philip A. Merriam, Nicole M. Wedick, Ira S. Ockene, Annie L. Culver, Kristin L. Schneider, Gin-Fei Olendzki, James Carmody, Tingjian Ge, Zhiying Zhang, and Sherry L. Pagoto

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Plasma microRNAs are associated with atrial fibrillation and change after catheter ablation (the miRhythm study), David D. McManus, Kahraman Tanriverdi, Honghuang Lin, Nada Esa, Menhel Kinno, Divakar Mandapati, Stanley Tam, Nsidinanya Okike, Patrick T. Ellinor, John F. Keaney, J. Kevin Donahue, Emelia J. Benjamin, and Jane E. Freedman

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Understanding multifactorial influences on the continuum of maternal weight trajectories in pregnancy and early postpartum: study protocol, and participant baseline characteristics, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Silvia Corvera, Mary M. Lee, Ningning Zhang, Katherine Leung, Barbara C. Olendzki, Bruce A. Barton, and Milagros C. Rosal

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Vitamin D Status and Adiposity in Pediatric Malabsorption Syndromes, Benjamin U. Nwosu and Louise Maranda

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A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Adjunctive Metformin Therapy in Overweight/Obese Youth with Type 1 Diabetes, Benjamin U. Nwosu, Louise Maranda, Karen Cullen, Lisa Greenman, Jody Fleshman, Nancy McShea, Bruce A. Barton, and Mary M. Lee

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Data from: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Adjunctive Metformin Therapy in Overweight/Obese Youth with Type 1 Diabetes, Benjamin U. Nwosu, Louise Maranda, Karen Cullen, Lisa Greenman, Jody Fleshman, Nancy McShea, Bruce A. Barton, and Mary M. Lee

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Data from: The Cardiovascular Effects of Adjunctive Metformin Therapy in Overweight/obese Youth with Type 1 Diabetes: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial, Benjamin U. Nwosu, Louise S. Maranda, Karen Cullen, Lisa Greenman, Jody Fleshman, Nancy McShea, Bruce A. Barton, and Mary M. Lee

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Prevalence of Human Papillomavirus Genotypes among African Women with Normal Cervical Cytology and Neoplasia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Rebecca Kemunto Ogembo, Philimon Gona, Alaina J. Seymour, Henry Soo-Min Park, Paul A. Bain, Louise Maranda, and Javier Gordon Ogembo

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Twitter-Delivered Behavioral Weight-Loss Interventions: A Pilot Series, Sherry L. Pagoto, Molly E. Waring, Kristin L. Schneider, Jessica L. Oleski, Effie Olendzki, Rashelle B. Hayes, Bradley M. Appelhans, Matthew C. Whited, Andrew M. Busch, and Stephenie C. Lemon

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Performance of the Present-on-Admission Indicator for Clostridium difficile Infection, Amy L. Pakyz, Julie A. Patterson, Christine Motzkus-Feagans, Samuel F. Hohmann, Michael B. Edmond, and Kate L. Lapane

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Measuring Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine: The Diversity Engagement Survey, Sharina D. Person, C. Greer Jordan, Jeroan J. Allison, Lisa M. Fink Ogawa, Laura Castillo-Page, Sarah Conrad, Marc A. Nivet, and Deborah L. Plummer

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Pain management in nursing home residents with cancer, Camilla B. Pimentel, Becky A. Briesacher, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Allison B. Rosen, Marc T. Pimentel, and Kate L. Lapane

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Use of atypical antipsychotics in nursing homes and pharmaceutical marketing, Camilla B. Pimentel, Jennifer L. Donovan, Terry S. Field, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Leslie R. Harrold, Abir O. Kanaan, Celeste A. Lemay, Kathleen M. Mazor, Jennifer Tjia, and Becky A. Briesacher

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Time-to-infection by Plasmodium falciparum is largely determined by random factors, Mykola Pinkevych, Kiprotich Chelimo, John Vulule, James W. Kazura, Ann M. Moormann, and Miles P. Davenport

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Figure-associated text summarization and evaluation, Balaji Polepalli Ramesh, Ricky J. Sethi, and Hong Yu

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Explaining racial disparities in anticoagulation control: results from a study of patients at the Veterans Administration, Sowmya R. Rao, Joel I. Reisman, Nancy R. Kressin, Dan R. Berlowitz, Arlene S. Ash, Al Ozonoff, Donald R. Miller, Elaine M. Hylek, Shibei Zhao, and Adam J. Rose

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An observational study of social and emotional support in smoking cessation Twitter accounts: content analysis of tweets, Mary Rocheleau, Rajani S. Sadasivam, Kate Baquis, Hannah Stahl, Rebecca L. Kinney, Sherry L. Pagoto, and Thomas K. Houston

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Trends in acute myocardial infarction hospitalizations: Are we seeing the whole picture, Naomi C. Sacks, Arlene S. Ash, Kaushik Ghosh, Amy K. Rosen, John B. Wong, and Allison B. Rosen

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Antidepressant Use and Cognitive Decline: The Health and Retirement Study, Jane S. Saczynski, Allison B. Rosen, Ryan J. McCammon, Kara Zivin, Susan E. Andrade, Kenneth M. Langa, Sandeep Vijan, Paul A. Pirraglia, and Becky A. Briesacher

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Variations in the implementation of acute care surgery: results from a national survey of university-affiliated hospitals, Heena Santry, John C. Madore, Courtney E. Collins, M. Didem Ayturk, George C. Velmahos, L. D. Britt, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Quadrimodal distribution of death after trauma suggests that critical injury is a potentially terminal disease, Heena Santry, Charles M. Psoinos, Christopher J. Wilbert, Julie Flahive, Aimee Kroll, Timothy A. Emhoff, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Follow-up compliance after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in Medicare beneficiaries, Andres Schanzer, Louis M. Messina, Kaushik Ghosh, Jessica P. Simons, William P. Robinson III, Francesco A. Aiello, Robert J. Goldberg, and Allison B. Rosen

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50 year trends in atrial fibrillation prevalence, incidence, risk factors, and mortality in the Framingham Heart Study: a cohort study, Renate B. Schnabel, Philimon Gona, and David D. McManus

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Addition of B-Type Natriuretic Peptide to Existing Clinical Risk Scores Enhances Identification of Patients at Risk for Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence After Pulmonary Vein Isolation, Amir Y. Shaikh, Nada Esa, William Martin-Doyle, Menhel Kinno, Iryna Nieto, Kevin C. Floyd, Clifford Browning, Cynthia Ennis, J. Kevin Donahue, Lawrence S. Rosenthal, and David D. McManus

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A bridge too far? Findings of bridging anticoagulation use and outcomes in the Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (ORBIT-AF), Amir Y. Shaikh and David D. McManus

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Who Gets Early Tracheostomy?: Evidence of Unequal Treatment at 185 Academic Medical Centers, Joshua J. Shaw and Heena Santry

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Knowledge and Beliefs of EMS Providers toward Lights and Siren Transportation, Joseph Tennyson, Louise Maranda, and Adam Darnobid

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Psychiatric gene discoveries shape evidence on ADHD's biology, Anita Thapar, J. Martin, Eric Mick, A. Arias Vasquez, Kate Langley, Stephen W. Scherer, Russell Schachar, Jennifer Crosbie, N. Williams, Barbara Franke, J. Elia, J. Glessner, H. Hakonarson, M. J. Owen, S. V. Faraone, Michael C. O'Donovan, and Peter Holmans

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Multiple Chronic Conditions and Psychosocial Limitations in Patients Hospitalized with an Acute Coronary Syndrome, Mayra Tisminetzky, Jerry H. Gurwitz, David D. McManus, Jane S. Saczynski, Nathaniel Erskine, Molly E. Waring, Milena D. Anatchkova, Hamza H. Awad, David C. Parish, Darleen M. Lessard, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Decade-long trends (1999-2009) in the characteristics, management, and hospital outcomes of patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction with prior diabetes and chronic kidney disease, Mayra Tisminetzky, David D. McManus, Alon Dor, Ruben Miozzo, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Joel M. Gore, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Thirty day hospital re-admissions in patients with non ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction, Mayra Tisminetzky, David D. McManus, Nathaniel Erskine, Jane S. Saczynski, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Edgard A. Granillo, Joel Gore, and Robert J. Goldberg