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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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DAG-searched and Density-based Initial Centroid Location Method for Fuzzy Clustering of Big Biomedical Data, Chanpaul Jin Wang, Hua (Julia) Fang, and Honggang Wang

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Tobacco counseling experience prior to starting medical school, tobacco treatment self-efficacy and knowledge among first-year medical students in the United States, Rui Sherry Xiao, Rashelle B. Hayes, Molly E. Waring, Alan C. Geller, Linda C. Churchill, Kolawole S. Okuyemi, Michael Adams, Kathryn N. Huggett, and Judith K. Ockene

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Diet quality and history of gestational diabetes mellitus among childbearing women, United States, 2007-2010, Rui Sherry Xiao, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Sharina D. Person, Robert J. Goldberg, and Molly E. Waring

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DeTEXT: A Database for Evaluating Text Extraction from Biomedical Literature Figures, Xu-Cheng Yin, Chun Yang, Wei-Yi Pei, Haixia Man, Jun Zhang, Erik Learned-Miller, and Hong Yu

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Cluster-based Epidemic Control Through Smartphone-based Body Area Networks, Zhaoyang Zhang, Honggang Wang, Chonggang Wang, and Hua (Julia) Fang

Publications from 2014

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Healthy lifestyle and decreasing risk of heart failure in women: the Women's Health Initiative observational study, Golareh Agha, Eric B. Loucks, Lesley F. Tinker, Molly E. Waring, Dominique S. Michaud, Randi E. Foraker, Wenjun Li, Lisa W. Martin, Philip Greenland, JoAnn E. Manson, and Charles B. Eaton

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Outcomes reported by the Vascular Quality Initiative and the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program are not comparable, Francesco A. Aiello, Bing Shue, Nisha Kini, Amy K. Rosen, Louis M. Messina, William P. Robinson III, Philimon Gona, and Andres Schanzer

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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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A Systematic Review of Electronic Portal Usage Among Patients with Diabetes, Daniel J. Amante, Timothy P. Hogan, Sherry L. Pagoto, and Thomas M. English

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Psychometric evaluation of the care transition measure in TRACE-CORE: do we need a better measure, Milena D. Anatchkova, Constance M. Barysauskas, Rebecca L. Kinney, Catarina I. Kiefe, Arlene S. Ash, Lisa Lombardini, and Jeroan J. Allison

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The home environment and childhood obesity in low-income households: indirect effects via sleep duration and screen time, Bradley M. Appelhans, Stephanie L. Fitzpatrick, Hong Li, Vernon Cail, Molly E. Waring, Kristin L. Schneider, Matthew C. Whited, Andrew M. Busch, and Sherry L. Pagoto

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Food preparation supplies predict children's family meal and home-prepared dinner consumption in low-income households, Bradley M. Appelhans, Molly E. Waring, Kristin L. Schneider, and Sherry L. Pagoto

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Preoperative Pain and Function Profiles Reflect Consistent TKA Patient Selection Among US Surgeons, David Ayers, Wenjun Li, Leslie Harrold, Jeroan J. Allison, and Patricia D. Franklin

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Trends in the incidence, treatment, and outcomes of acute lower extremity ischemia in the United States Medicare population, Donald T. Baril, Kaushik Ghosh, and Allison B. Rosen

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The relationship between subnormal peak-stimulated growth hormone levels and auxological characteristics in obese children, Jefferson Barrett, Louise S. Maranda, and Benjamin U. Nwosu

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Mediterranean and Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension dietary patterns and risk of sudden cardiac death in postmenopausal women, Monica L. Bertoia, Elizabeth W. Triche, Dominique S. Michaud, Ana Baylin, Joseph W. Hogan, Marian L. Neuhouser, Lesley F. Tinker, Linda Van Horn, Molly E. Waring, Wenjun Li, James M. Shikany, and Charles B. Eaton

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Improving care of chronic conditions for women veterans: identifying opportunities for comparative effectiveness research, Mark P. Bielawski, Karen M. Goldstein, Kristin M. Mattocks, Bevanne Bean-Mayberry, Elizabeth M. Yano, and Lori A. Bastian

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Difference in method of administration did not significantly impact item response: an IRT-based analysis from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) initiative, Jakob B. Bjorner, Matthias S. F. Rose, Barbara L. Gandek, Arthur A. Stone, Doerte U. Junghaenel, and John E. Ware Jr.

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Method of administration of PROMIS scales did not significantly impact score level, reliability, or validity, Jakob B. Bjorner, Matthias S. F. Rose, Barbara L. Gandek, Arthur A. Stone, Doerte U. Junghaenel, and John E. Ware Jr.

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Evaluating and selecting mobile health apps: strategies for healthcare providers and healthcare organizations, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Molly E. Waring, Rashelle B. Hayes, Rajani S. Sadasivam, Sean Mullen, and Sherry L. Pagoto

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Depression and anxiety among high-risk obstetric inpatients, Nancy Byatt, Katherine Hicks-Courant, Autumn Davidson, Ruth Levesque, Eric O. Mick, Jeroan J. Allison, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Time to standardize and broaden the criteria of acute coronary syndrome symptom presentations in women, John G. Canto, Elizabeth A. Canto, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Age-specific analyses of breast cancer versus heart disease mortality in women, John G. Canto and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Relapse among cigarette smokers: the CARDIA longitudinal study - 1985-2011, Ralph S. Caraballo, Judy Kruger, Kat Asman, Linda Pederson, Rachel Widome, Catarina I. Kiefe, Brian Hitsman, and David R. Jacobs Jr.

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Personal and parental weight misperception and self-reported attempted weight loss in US children and adolescents, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007-2008 and 2009-2010, Han-Yang Chen, Stephenie C. Lemon, Sherry L. Pagoto, Bruce A. Barton, Kate L. Lapane, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Characteristics, treatment practices, and in-hospital outcomes of older adults hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction, Han-Yang Chen, David D. McManus, Jane S. Saczynski, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Joel M. Gore, Jorge L. Yarzebski, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Long-term survival for patients with acute decompensated heart failure according to ejection fraction findings, Andrew H. Coles, Kimberly A. Fisher, Chad E. Darling, Jorge L. Yarzebski, David D. McManus, Joel M. Gore, Darleen M. Lessard, and Robert J. Goldberg

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The Epidemic of the 20 Century: Coronary Heart Disease, James E. Dalen, Joseph S. Alpert, Robert J. Goldberg, and Ronald S. Weinstein

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Quitters referring smokers: a quitline chain-referral pilot study, Kathryn L. Delaughter, Julie E. Volkman, Barrett D. Phillips, and Thomas K. Houston

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Comparison between two labeled agents in mice using a coinjection-ratio approach in contrast to a conventional group approach, Shuping Dou, Yuzhen Wang, Bruce A. Barton, Ling Chen, Mary Rusckowski, Leonard D. Shultz, Dale L. Greiner, and Guozheng Liu

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Recommendations for a culturally relevant Internet-based tool to promote physical activity among overweight young African American women, Alabama, 2010-2011, Nefertiti H. Durant, Rodney P. Joseph, Andrea Cherrington, Yendelela Cuffee, BernNadette Knight, Dwight Lewis Jr., and Jeroan J. Allison

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Perceived weight discrimination in the CARDIA study: differences by race, sex, and weight status, Gareth R. Dutton, Tene T. Lewis, Nefertiti Durant, Jewell Halanych, Catarina I. Kiefe, Stephen Sidney, Yongin Kim, and Cora E. Lewis

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Stratifying the risks of oral anticoagulation in patients with liver disease, Lydia M. Efird, Daniel S. Mishkin, Dan R. Berlowitz, Arlene S. Ash, Elaine M. Hylek, Al Ozonoff, Joel I. Reisman, Shibei Zhao, Guneet K. Jasuja, and Adam J. Rose

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Trends in stroke rates, risk, and outcomes in the United States, 1988 to 2008, Margaret C. Fang, Marcelo Coca Perraillon, Kaushik Ghosh, David M. Cutler, and Allison B. Rosen

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Patient-reported functional health and well-being outcomes with drug therapy: a systematic review of randomized trials using the SF-36 health survey, Daniel M. Frendl and John E. Ware Jr.

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Individual and composite study endpoints: separating the wheat from the chaff, Robert J. Goldberg, Joel M. Gore, Bruce A. Barton, and Jerry H. Gurwitz

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Contraceptive Provision in the VA Healthcare System to Women Who Report Military Sexual Trauma, Vinita Goyal, Kristin M. Mattocks, Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, Sonya Borrero, Melissa Skanderson, Laurie Zephyrin, Cynthia Brandt, and Sally Haskell

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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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Secular trends in occurrence of acute venous thromboembolism: the Worcester venous thromboembolism study (1985 to 2009), Wei Huang, Robert J. Goldberg, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Catarina I. Kiefe, and Frederick A. Spencer

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Association between Smoking and Health Outcomes in Postmenopausal Women Living with Multiple Sclerosis, Rachel Jawahar, Unsong Oh, Charles Eaton, Nicole Wright, Hilary Tindle, and Kate L. Lapane

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Lessons Learned from the Development and Implementation of Two Internet-enhanced Culturally Relevant Physical Activity Interventions for Young Overweight African-American Women, Rodney P. Joseph, Dori W. Pekmezi, Jeroan J. Allison, and Nefertiti H. Durant

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Longitudinal association of anthropometric measures of adiposity with cardiometabolic risk factors in postmenopausal women, Geoffrey C. Kabat, Moonseong Heo, Linda V. Van Horn, Rasa Kazlauskaite, Asqual Getaneh, Jamy Ard, Mara Z. Vitolins, Molly E. Waring, Oleg Zaslavsky, Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, and Thomas E. Rohan

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Gestational Diabetes and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Among Women Veterans Deployed in Service of Operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, Jodie Katon, Kristin M. Mattocks, Laurie Zephyrin, Gayle E. Reiber, Elizabeth M. Yano, Lisa Callegari, Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, Joseph L. Goulet, Jonathan Shaw, Cynthia A. Brandt, and Sally G. Haskell

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A Culturally Adapted Smoking Cessation Intervention for Korean Americans: A Mediating Effect of Perceived Family Norm Toward Quitting, Sun S. Kim, Seong-Ho Kim, Hua (Julia) Fang, Simona Kwon, Donna Shelley, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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One, two, or three? Constructs of the brief pain inventory among patients with non-cancer pain in the outpatient setting, Kate L. Lapane, Brian J. Quilliam, Carmela Benson, Wing Chow, and Myoung Kim

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Cognitive status in patients hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure, Seth N. Levin, Alexandra M. Hajduk, David D. McManus, Chad E. Darling, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Frederick A. Spencer, Robert J. Goldberg, and Jane S. Saczynski

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Whole blood gene expression and atrial fibrillation: the Framingham Heart Study, Honghuang Lin, Xiaoyan Yin, Kathryn L. Lunetta, Josee Dupuis, David D. McManus, Steven A. Lubitz, Jared W. Magnani, Roby Joehanes, Peter J. Munson, Martin G. Larson, Daniel Levy, Patrick T. Ellinor, and Emelia J. Benjamin

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Community health worker interventions for Latinos with type 2 diabetes: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials, Tariana V. Little, Monica L. Wang, Eida M. Castro, Julio Jiménez, and Milagros C. Rosal

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Learning to rank figures within a biomedical article, Feifan Liu and Hong Yu

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Novel genetic markers associate with atrial fibrillation risk in Europeans and Japanese, Steven A. Lubitz and David D. McManus

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Transgender veterans are inadequately understood by health care providers, Nancy Lutwak, William Byne, Laura Erickson-Schroth, Zander Keig, Jillian C. Shipherd, Kristin M. Mattocks, and Michael R. Kauth

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Genetic Loci associated with atrial fibrillation: relation to left atrial structure in the Framingham Heart Study, Jared W. Magnani, Xiaoyan Yin, David D. McManus, Michael L. Chuang, Susan Cheng, Steven A. Lubitz, Garima Arora, Warren J. Manning, Patrick T. Ellinor, and Emelia J. Benjamin

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The Accuracy of Recalled versus Measured Pre-Pregnancy Weight for the Calculation of Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Index, Jessica V. Masiero, Julie M. Tabroff, Elizabeth Scannell, Katherine G. Leung, Molly E. Waring, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Five-year trends in women veterans' use of VA maternity benefits, 2008-2012, Kristin M. Mattocks, Susan Frayne, Ciaran S. Phibbs, Elizabeth M. Yano, Laurie Zephyrin, Holly Shryock, Sally Haskell, Jodie Katon, J. Cherry Sullivan, Linda Weinreb, Christine M. Ulbricht, and Lori A. Bastian

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Understanding Health-Care Needs of Sexual and Gender Minority Veterans: How Targeted Research and Policy Can Improve Health, Kristin M. Mattocks, Michael R. Kauth, Theo Sandfort, Alexis R. Matza, J. Cherry Sullivan, and Jillian C. Shipherd

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Evening Snacking in Relation to Self-reported Declines in Sleep Quality during Pregnancy: Preliminary Results from the Decision-Making, Eating, and Weight Gain during Pregnancy (DEW) Study, Wendy McCallum, Bradley M. Appelhans, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Sherry R. Xiao, Shums Alikhan, Isabelle C. Pierre-Louis, Barbara C. Olendzki, Sherry L. Pagoto, and Molly E. Waring