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 2017

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Comparison of Self-reported and Measured Pre-pregnancy Weight: Implications for Gestational Weight Gain Counseling, Annika L. Bannon, Molly E. Waring, Katherine Leung, Jessica Masiero, Julie M. Stone, Elizabeth C. Scannell, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Life Years Gained From Smoking-Cessation Counseling After Myocardial Infarction, Emily M. Bucholz, Adam L. Beckman, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Harlan M. Krumholz

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Meta-Analysis of Odds Ratios: Current Good Practices, Bei-Hung Chang and David C. Hoaglin

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Validity and Responsiveness of the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score: A Comparative Study Among Total Knee Replacement Patients, Barbara L. Gandek and John E. Ware Jr.

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Race and place differences in patients hospitalized with an acute coronary syndrome: Is there double jeopardy? Findings from TRACE-CORE, Robert J. Goldberg, Joel M. Gore, David D. McManus, Richard H. McManus, Mayra Tisminetzky, Darleen M. Lessard, Jerry H. Gurwitz, David C. Parish, Jeroan J. Allison, Connie Ng Hess, Tracy Wang, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Change in Physical Activity and Sitting Time After Myocardial Infarction and Mortality Among Postmenopausal Women in the Women's Health Initiative-Observational Study, Anna M. Gorczyca, Charles Eaton, Michael J. Lamonte, JoAnn E. Manson, Jeanne D. Johnston, Aurelian Bidulescu, Molly E. Waring, Todd Manini, Lisa W. Martin, Marcia L. Stefanick, Ka He, and Andrea K. Chomistek

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Prescription contraception use and adherence by women with substance use disorders, Gillian J. Griffith, Tara Kumaraswami, Stavroula A. Chrysanthopoulou, Kristin M. Mattocks, and Robin E. Clark

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Reproductive Factors and Incidence of Heart Failure Hospitalization in the Women's Health Initiative, Philip S. Hall, Gregory Nah, Barbara V. Howard, Cora E. Lewis, Matthew A. Allison, Gloria E. Sarto, Molly E. Waring, Lisette T. Jacobson, Joann E. Manson, Liviu Klein, and Nisha I. Parikh

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Elderly patients are at increased risk for treatment failure in outpatient management of purulent skin infections, John P. Haran, Eric Wilsterman, Tyler Zeoli, Francesca L. Beaudoin, Jennifer Tjia, and Patricia L. Hibberd

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Differential burden of musculoskeletal pain in African Americans and whites patients at the time of total joint replacement surgery, Leslie R. Harrold, Anthony Porter, Philip C. Noble, David C. Ayers, Jeroan J. Allison, and Patricia D. Franklin

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Association between Dietary Energy Density and Incident Type 2 Diabetes in the Women's Health Initiative, Melanie Hingle, Betsy C. Wertheim, Marian L. Neuhouser, Lesley Tinker, Barbara V. Howard, Karen Johnson, Simin Liu, Lawrence S. Phillips, Lihong Qi, Gloria E. Sarto, Tami Turner, Molly E. Waring, and Cynthia Thomson

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Hospice Use and Pain Management in Elderly Nursing Home Residents With Cancer, Jacob N. Hunnicutt, Jennifer Tjia, and Kate L. Lapane

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Pain and Pharmacologic Pain Management in Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents, Jacob N. Hunnicutt, Christine M. Ulbricht, Jennifer Tjia, and Kate L. Lapane

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Association of peripartum synthetic oxytocin administration and depressive and anxiety disorders within the first postpartum year, Aimee Kroll-Desrosiers, Benjamin C. Nephew, Jessica A. Babb, Yurima Guilarte-Walker, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, and Kristina M. Deligiannidis

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Recreational Physical Activity and Premenstrual Syndrome in Young Adult Women: A Cross-Sectional Study, Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers, Alayne G. Ronnenberg, Sofija E. Zagarins, Serena C. Houghton, Biki B. Takashima-Uebelhoer, and Elizabeth R. Bertone-Johnson

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Varying the item format improved the range of measurement in patient-reported outcome measures assessing physical function, Gregor Liegl, Barbara L. Gandek, H. Felix Fischer, Jakob B. Bjorner, John E. Ware Jr., Matthias S. F. Rose, James F. Fries, and Sandra Nolte

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Impact of Intra-Articular Injection Use on Patient-Reported Outcomes Among Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis, Shao-Hsien Liu

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Data from: A Predictive Model for Lack of Partial Clinical Remission in New-onset Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes, Katherine R. Marino, Rachel L. Lundberg, Aastha Jasrotia, Louise S. Maranda, Michael J. Thompson, Bruce A. Barton, Laura C. Alonso, and Benjamin U. Nwosu

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A predictive model for lack of partial clinical remission in new-onset pediatric type 1 diabetes, Katherine R. Marino, Rachel L. Lundberg, Aastha Jasrotia, Louise Maranda, Michael J. Thompson, Bruce A. Barton, Laura C. Alonso, and Benjamin U. Nwosu

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Weight loss support seeking on twitter: the impact of weight on follow back rates and interactions, Christine N. May, Molly E. Waring, Stephanie Rodrigues, Jessica L. Oleski, Effie Olendzki, Martinus M. Evans, Jennifer Carey, and Sherry L. Pagoto

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Stroke and Circulating Extracellular RNAs, Eric O. Mick, Ravi Shah, Kahraman Tanriverdi, Venkatesh Murthy, Mark Gerstein, Joel Rozowsky, Robert Kitchen, Martin G. Larson, Daniel Levy, and Jane E. Freedman

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Recent Trends in Sepsis Mortality, Associations between Initial Source of Sepsis and Hospital Mortality, and Predictors of Sepsis Readmission in Sepsis Survivors, Christine Motzkus

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Culturally adaptive storytelling intervention versus didactic intervention to improve hypertension control in Vietnam: a cluster-randomized controlled feasibility trial, Hoa L. Nguyen, Jeroan J. Allison, Duc A. Ha, German Chiriboga, Ha N. Ly, Hanh T. Tran, Cuong K. Nguyen, Diem M. Dang, Ngoc T. Phan, Nguyen C. Vu, Quang P. Nguyen, and Robert J. Goldberg

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German translation, cultural adaptation, and validation of the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ), Sandra Nolte, Richard H. Osborne, Sarah Dwinger, Gerald R. Elsworth, Melanie L. Conrad, Matthias S. F. Rose, Martin Harter, Jorg Dirmaier, and Jordis M. Zill

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Vitamin D status in pediatric irritable bowel syndrome, Benjamin U. Nwosu, Louise Maranda, and Ninfa Candela

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Attempted and Successful Vacuum-Assisted Vaginal Delivery by Prepregnancy Body Mass Index, Sebastian Ramos, Molly E. Waring, Katherine Leung, Nili S. Amir, Annika L. Bannon, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Trends in Incidence of Hospitalized Acute Myocardial Infarction in the Cardiovascular Research Network (CVRN), Kristi Reynolds, Robert J. Goldberg, and Jerry H. Gurwitz

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Share2Quit: Online Social Network Peer Marketing of Tobacco Cessation Systems, Rajani S. Sadasivam, Sarah L. Cutrona, Tana M. Luger, Erik Volz, Rebecca L. Kinney, Sowmya R. Rao, Jeroan J. Allison, and Thomas K. Houston

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Persuasive Interventions for Controversial Cancer Screening Recommendations: Testing a Novel Approach to Help Patients Make Evidence-Based Decisions, Barry G. Saver, Kathleen M. Mazor, Roger Luckmann, Sarah L. Cutrona, Marcela Hayes, Tatyana Gorodetsky, Nancy Esparza, and Gonzalo Bacigalupe

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Maternal Age at Childbirth and Parity as Predictors of Longevity Among Women in the United States: The Women's Health Initiative, Aladdin H. Shadyab, Margery L. Gass S, Marcia L. Stefanick, Molly E. Waring, Caroline A. Macera, Linda C. Gallo, Richard A. Shaffer, Sonia Jain, and Andrea Z. LaCroix

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Extracellular RNAs Are Associated With Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Phenotypes, Ravi Shah, Venkatesh Murthy, Kahraman Tanriverdi, Eric O. Mick, and Jane E. Freedman

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RAHI-SATHI Indo-U.S. Collaboration: The Evolution of a Trainee-Led Twinning Model in Global Health Into a Multidisciplinary Collaborative Program, Apurv Soni, Nisha Fahey, Abraham Jaffe, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Nancy Byatt, Michael Chin, David D. McManus, Michaela Tracey, Jasmine A. Khubchandani, Haley Newman, Allison Earon, Hannah Rosenfield, Anna Handorf, Brittany Novak, John Bostrom, Anindita Deb, Milagros C. Rosal, Patricia A. McQuilkin, Heena Santry, Melissa A. Fischer, and Jeroan J. Allison

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Prevalence of, and Resident and Facility Characteristics Associated With Antipsychotic Use in Assisted Living vs. Long-Term Care Facilities: A Cross-Sectional Analysis from Alberta, Canada, Kathryn J. Stock, Joseph E. Amuah, Kate L. Lapane, David B. Hogan, and Colleen J. Maxwell

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Informed Family Member Involvement to Improve the Quality of Dementia Care in Nursing Homes, Jennifer Tjia, Celeste A. Lemay, Alice F. Bonner, Christina J. Compher, Kelli Paice, Terry S. Field, Kathleen M. Mazor, Jacob N. Hunnicutt, Kate L. Lapane, and Jerry H. Gurwitz

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A double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase-II clinical trial to evaluate oral simvastatin as a treatment for vitiligo, Stefan G. Vanderweil, Shinya U. Amano, Wei-Che Ko, Jillian M. Richmond, Michelle Kelley, Maryanne Makredes Senna, Andrea Pearson, Sandhya Chowdary, Celia Hartigan, Bruce A. Barton, and John E. Harris

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A double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase-II clinical trial to evaluate oral simvastatin as a treatment for vitiligo, Stefan G. Vanderweil, Shinya U. Amano, Wei-Che Ko, Jillian M. Richmond, Michelle Kelley, Maryanne Makredes Senna, Andrea Pearson, Sandhya Chowdary, Celia Hartigan, Bruce A. Barton, and John E. Harris

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Microvascular response to transfusion in elective spine surgery, J. Matthias Walz, Ottokar Stundner, Federico P. Girardi, Bruce A. Barton, Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers, Stephen O. Heard, and Stavros G. Memtsoudis

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Vibrotactile stimulation: A non-pharmacological intervention for opioid-exposed newborns, Ian Zuzarte, Premananda Indic, Bruce A. Barton, David Paydarfar, Francis Bednarek, and Elisabeth B. Salisbury

Publications from 2016

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Culturally adaptive storytelling method to improve hypertension control in Vietnam - "We talk about our hypertension": study protocol for a feasibility cluster-randomized controlled trial, Jeroan J. Allison, Hoa L. Nguyen, Duc A. Ha, German A. Pihan, Ha N. Ly, Hanh T. Tran, Ngoc T. Phan, Nguyen C. Vu, Minjin Kim, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Relation of longitudinal changes in body mass index with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk scores in middle-aged black and white adults: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study, Duke Appiah, Pamela J. Schreiner, Raegan W. Durant, Catarina I. Kiefe, Catherine M. Loria, Cora E. Lewis, O. Dale Williams, Sharina D. Person, and Stephen Sidney

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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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Platelet functional and transcriptional changes induced by intralipid infusion, Lea M. Beaulieu, Olga Vitseva, Kahraman Tanriverdi, Alper Kucukural, Eric O. Mick, Naomi Hamburg, Joseph Vita, and Jane E. Freedman

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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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Factors influencing survival among Kenyan children diagnosed with endemic Burkitt lymphoma between 2003 and 2011: A historical cohort study, Geoffrey C. Buckle, Louise Maranda, Jodi Skiles, John Michael Ong'echa, Joslyn Foley, Mara M. Epstein, Terry A. Vik, Andrew Schroeder, Jennifer Lemberger, Alan G. Rosmarin, Scot C. Remick, Jeffrey A. Bailey, John Vulule, Juliana A. Otieno, and Ann M. Moormann

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Improving perinatal depression care: the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project for Moms, Nancy Byatt, Kathleen Biebel, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Barry Sarvet, Marcy Ravech, Jeroan J. Allison, and John Straus

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PRogram In Support of Moms (PRISM): Development and Beta Testing, Nancy Byatt, Lori Pbert, Safiyah Hosein, Holly A. Swartz, Linda Weinreb, Jeroan J. Allison, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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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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Hysterectomy and Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy: Variations by History of Military Service and Birth Cohort, Lisa Callegari and Kristin M. Mattocks

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Wearable Biosensors to Detect Physiologic Change During Opioid Use, Stephanie Carreiro, Kelley Wittbold, Premananda Indic, Hua (Julia) Fang, Jianying Zhang, and Edward W. Boyer

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Multiple Healthful Dietary Patterns and Type 2 Diabetes in the Women's Health Initiative, Elizabeth M. Cespedes, Wenjun Li, and Molly E. Waring

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Change in Dietary Patterns and Change in Waist Circumference and DXA Trunk Fat Among Postmenopausal Women, Elizabeth M. Cespedes Feliciano, Lesley Tinker, JoAnn E. Manson, Matthew Allison, Thomas Rohan, Oleg Zaslavsky, Molly E. Waring, Keiko Asao, Lorena Garcia, Milagros C. Rosal, and Marian L. Neuhouser

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Job satisfaction of Department of Veterans Affairs peer mental health providers, Bei-Hung Chang, Lisa N. Mueller, Sandra G. Resnick, Katerine Osatuke, and Susan V. Eisen

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Gestational Weight Gain, Body Mass Index, and Risk of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in a Predominantly Puerto Rican Population, Lisa Chasan-Taber, Marushka Silveira, Molly E. Waring, Penelope Pekow, Barry Braun, JoAnn E. Manson, Caren G. Solomon, and Glenn Markenson

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Decade-long trends in the timeliness of receipt of a primary percutaneous coronary intervention, Han-Yang Chen, Joel M. Gore, Kate L. Lapane, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Sharina D. Person, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Decade-Long Trends in the Frequency of 90-Day Rehospitalizations After Hospital Discharge for Acute Myocardial Infarction, Han-Yang Chen, Mayra Tisminetzky, Jorge D. Yarzebski, Joel M. Gore, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Finding Important Terms for Patients in Their Electronic Health Records: A Learning-to-Rank Approach Using Expert Annotations, Jinying Chen, Jiaping Zheng, and Hong Yu

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Pregnancy Characteristics and Outcomes among Women at Risk for Disability from Health Conditions Identified in Medical Claims, Karen M. Clements, Monika Mitra, Jianying Zhang, and Lisa I. Iezzoni

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Health Information Brokers in the General Population: An Analysis of the Health Information National Trends Survey 2013-2014, Sarah L. Cutrona, Kathleen M. Mazor, Amenah A. Agunwamba, Sruthi Valluri, Patrick M. Wilson, Rajani S. Sadasivam, and Lila J. Finney Rutten

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Online tobacco websites and online communities-who uses them and do users quit smoking? The quit-primo and national dental practice-based research network Hi-Quit studies, Sarah L. Cutrona, Rajani S. Sadasivam, Kathryn Delaughter, Ariana Kamberi, Julie E. Volkman, Nathan Cobb, Gregg H. Gilbert, Midge N. Ray, Thomas K. Houston, and National Dental PBRN Collaborative Group

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A multi-modal intervention for Activating Patients at Risk for Osteoporosis (APROPOS): Rationale, design, and uptake of online study intervention material, Maria I. Danila, Jeroan J. Allison, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Robert A. Yood, and Kenneth G. Saag

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Crave-Out: A Distraction/Motivation Mobile Game to Assist in Smoking Cessation, Kathryn Delaughter, Rajani S. Sadasivam, Ariana Kamberi, Thomas M. English, Gregory Seward, S. Wayne Chan, Julie E. Volkman, Daniel J. Amante, and Thomas K. Houston

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Peripartum neuroactive steroid and gamma-aminobutyric acid profiles in women at-risk for postpartum depression, Kristina M. Deligiannidis, Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers, Shunyan Mo, Hien P. Nguyen, Abby E. Svenson, Nina Jaitly, Janet E. Hall, Bruce A. Barton, Anthony J. Rothschild, and Scott A. Shaffer

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Cortisol response to the Trier Social Stress Test in pregnant women at risk for postpartum depression, Kristina M. Deligiannidis, Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers, Abby E. Svenson, Nina Jaitly, Bruce A. Barton, Janet E. Hall, and Anthony J. Rothschild

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A systematic review and meta-analysis of meditative interventions for informal caregivers and health professionals, Marisa Dharmawardene, Jane Givens, Amy B. Wachholtz, Suzana Makowski, and Jennifer Tjia

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Decade-Long Trends in Liver Transplant Waitlist Removal Due to Illness Severity: The Impact of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Policy, Natasha H. Dolgin, Babak Movahedi, Paulo N.A. Martins, Robert J. Goldberg, Kate L. Lapane, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., and Adel Bozorgzadeh

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A Pilot Health Information Technology-Based Effort to Increase the Quality of Transitions From Skilled Nursing Facility to Home: Compelling Evidence of High Rate of Adverse Outcomes, Jennifer L. Donovan, Abir O. Kanaan, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Jennifer Tjia, Sarah L. Cutrona, Lawrence D. Garber, Peggy Preusse, and Terry S. Field

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Exploratory analysis of osteoarthritis progression among medication users: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative, Jeffrey B. Driban, Grace H. Lo, Charles B. Eaton, Kate L. Lapane, Michael Nevitt, William F. Harvey, Charles E. McCulloch, and Timothy E. McAlindon

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The weight loss blogosphere: an online survey of weight loss bloggers, Martinus M. Evans, Pouran D. Faghri, Sherry L. Pagoto, Kristin L. Schneider, Molly E. Waring, Matthew C. Whited, Bradley M. Appelhans, Andrew Busch, and Ailton S. Coleman

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Factors associated with knowledge of a Good Samaritan Law among young adults who use prescription opioids non-medically, Tristan I. Evans, Scott E. Hadland, Melissa A. Clark, Traci C. Green, and Brandon D.L. Marshall

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Education Mitigates the Relationship of Stress and Mental Disorders Among Rural Indian Women, Nisha Fahey, Apurv Soni, Jeroan J. Allison, Jagdish Vankar, Anusha Prabhakaran, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Nancy Byatt, Ajay Phatak, Eileen O'Keefe, and Somashekhar Nimbalkar

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www.common-metrics.org: a web application to estimate scores from different patient-reported outcome measures on a common scale, H. Felix Fischer and Matthias S. F. Rose

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Encouraging Patient Portal Use in the Patient-Centered Medical Home: Three Stakeholder Perspectives, Gemmae M. Fix, Timothy P. Hogan, Daniel J. Amante, D. Keith McInnes, Kim M. Nazi, and Steven R. Simon

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Diverse human extracellular RNAs are widely detected in human plasma, Jane E. Freedman, Eric Mick, Lea M. Beaulieu, Selim E. Tanriverdi, Milka Koupenova-Zamor, Ekaterina Mikhalev, and Kahraman Tanriverdi

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A Delphi process to address medication appropriateness for older persons with multiple chronic conditions, Terri R. Fried, Kristina Niehoff, Jennifer Tjia, Nancy Redeker, and Mary K. Goldstein

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Keeping Weight Off: study protocol of an RCT to investigate brain changes associated with mindfulness-based stress reduction, Carl E. Fulwiler, Julia A. Siegel, Jeroan J. Allison, Milagros C. Rosal, Judson A. Brewer, and Jean A. King

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Pregnancy intentionality in relation to non-planning impulsivity, Prachi Godiwala, Bradley M. Appelhans, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Rui Sherry Xiao, Kathryn E. Liziewski, Sherry L. Pagoto, and Molly E. Waring

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Decade-Long Trends (2001-2011) in the Incidence and Hospital Death Rates Associated with the In-Hospital Development of Cardiogenic Shock after Acute Myocardial Infarction, Robert J. Goldberg, Raghavendra Charan P. Makam, Jorge L. Yarzebski, David D. McManus, Darleen M. Lessard, and Joel M. Gore

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Developing Research and Community Literacies to Recruit Latino Researchers and Practitioners to Address Health Disparities, Phillip Granberry, Maria Idali Torres, Jeroan J. Allison, Milagros C. Rosal, Sarah Rustan, Melissa Colon, Mayara Fontes, and Ivettte Cruz

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Does adding clinical data to administrative data improve agreement among hospital quality measures, Amresh Hanchate, Kelly L. Stolzmann, Amy K. Rosen, Aaron S. Fink, Michael Shwartz, Arlene S. Ash, Hassen Abdulkerim, Mary Jo V. Pugh, Priti Shokeen, and Ann M. Borzecki

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Performance of the GRACE Risk Score 2.0 Simplified Algorithm for Predicting 1-Year Death After Hospitalization for an Acute Coronary Syndrome in a Contemporary Multiracial Cohort, Wei Huang, Gordon FitzGerald, Robert J. Goldberg, Joel M. Gore, Richard H. McManus, Hamza H. Awad, Molly E. Waring, Jeroan J. Allison, Jane S. Saczynski, Catarina I. Kiefe, Keith A. A. Fox, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., David D. McManus, and TRACE-CORE Investigators

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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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Results of a Culturally Adapted Internet-Enhanced Physical Activity Pilot Intervention for Overweight and Obese Young Adult African American Women, Rodney P. Joseph, Dori Pekmezi, Gareth R. Dutton, Andrea Cherrington, Young-Il Kim, Jeroan J. Allison, and Nefertiti H. Durant

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Pre-Travel Medical Preparation of Business and Occupational Travelers: An Analysis of the Global TravEpiNet Consortium, 2009 to 2012, Nomana M. Khan, Emily S. Jentes, Clive Brown, Pauline Han, Sowmya R. Rao, Phyllis Kozarsky, Stefan H.F. Hagmann, Regina C. LaRocque, Edward T. Ryan, and Global TravEpiNet Consortium (GTEN)

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Atrial fibrillation without comorbidities: Prevalence, incidence and prognosis (from the Framingham Heart Study), Eun-Jeong Kim, Xiaoyan Yin, Joao D. Fontes, Jared W. Magnani, Steven A. Lubitz, David D. McManus, Sudha Seshadri, Ramachandran S. Vasan, Patrick T. Ellinor, Martin G. Larson, Emelia J. Benjamin, and Michael Rienstra

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A randomized controlled trial of a videoconferencing smoking cessation intervention for Korean American women: preliminary findings, Sun S. Kim, Somporn Sitthisongkram, Kunsook Bernstein, Hua (Julia) Fang, Won S. Choi, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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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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Relation of Atrial Fibrillation in Acute Myocardial Infarction to In-Hospital Complications and Early Hospital Readmission, Amartya Kundu, Kevin O'Day, Amir Y. Shaikh, Darleen M. Lessard, Jane S. Saczynski, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Chad E. Darling, Ramses Thabet, Mohammed W. Akhter, Kevin C. Floyd, Robert J. Goldberg, and David D. McManus

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Dementia and Outcomes of Mechanical Ventilation, Tara Lagu, Marya D. Zilberberg, Jennifer Tjia, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Mihaela S. Stefan, Penelope S. Pekow, and Peter K. Lindenauer

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Mortality in Postmenopausal Women by Sexual Orientation and Veteran Status, Keren Lehavot and Kristin M. Mattocks

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Access to substance use treatment among young adults who use prescription opioids non-medically, Elliott J. Liebling, Jesse L. Yedinak, Traci C. Green, Scott E. Hadland, Melissa A. Clark, and Brandon D.L. Marshall

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Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Symptoms Change in Knee Osteoarthritis, Shao-Hsien Liu, Jeffrey B. Driban, Charles Eaton, Timothy McAlindon, Leslie R. Harrold, and Kate L. Lapane

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Implementation and reporting of causal mediation analysis in 2015: a systematic review in epidemiological studies, Shao-Hsien Liu, Christine M. Ulbricht, Stavroula A. Chrysanthopoulou, and Kate L. Lapane

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Older Veteran Digital Disparities: Examining the Potential for Solutions Within Social Networks, Tana M. Luger, Timothy P. Hogan, Lorilei M. Richardson, Lisa Cioffari-Bailiff, Kimberly Harvey, and Thomas K. Houston

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Decade-Long Trends (2001 to 2011) in the Use of Evidence-Based Medical Therapies at the Time of Hospital Discharge for Patients Surviving Acute Myocardial Infarction, Raghavendra Charan P. Makam, Nathaniel Erskine, David D. McManus, Darleen M. Lessard, Joel M. Gore, Jorge L. Yarzebski, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Decade Long Trends (2001-2011) in Duration of Pre-Hospital Delay Among Elderly Patients Hospitalized for an Acute Myocardial Infarction, Raghavendra Makam, Nathaniel Erskine, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Darleen M. Lessard, Jason Lau, Jeroan J. Allison, Joel M. Gore, Jerry H. Gurwitz, David D. McManus, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Association between Responsible Pet Ownership and Glycemic Control in Youths with Type 1 Diabetes, Louise Maranda and Olga T. Gupta

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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