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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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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Accumulation of metabolic cardiovascular risk factors in black and white young adults over 20 years, Nina P. Paynter, Catarina I. Kiefe, Cora E. Lewis, Catherine M. Loria, David C. Goff, and Donald Lloyd-Jones

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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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Neighborhood availability of convenience stores and diet quality: findings from 20 years of follow-up in the coronary artery risk development in young adults study, Pasquale E. Rummo, Katie A. Meyer, Janne Boone-Heinonen, David R. Jacobs Jr, Catarina I. Kiefe, Cora E. Lewis, Lyn M. Steffen, and Penny Gordon-Larsen

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Recent national trends in acute myocardial infarction hospitalizations in Medicare: shrinking declines and growing disparities, Naomi C. Sacks, Arlene S. Ash, Kaushik Ghosh, Amy K. Rosen, John B. Wong, David M. Cutler, and Allison B. Rosen

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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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Changing Trends in, and Characteristics Associated with, Not Undergoing Cardiac Catheterization in Elderly Adults Hospitalized with ST-Segment Elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction, Mayra Tisminetzky, Nathaniel A. Erskine, Han-Yang Chen, Joel M. Gore, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Samuel W. Joffe, Peter Shaw, and Robert J. Goldberg

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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

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Managing Medications During Home Hospice Cancer Care: The Needs of Family Caregivers, Jennifer Tjia, Lee Ellington, Margaret F. Clayton, Celeste Lemay, and Maija Reblin

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Changes in Depression Subtypes Among Men in STAR*D: A Latent Transition Analysis, Christine M. Ulbricht, Levent Dumenci, Anthony J. Rothschild, and Kate L. Lapane

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Functional Impairment and Changes in Depression Subtypes for Women in STAR*D: A Latent Transition Analysis, Christine M. Ulbricht, Anthony J. Rothschild, and Kate L. Lapane

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The association between latent depression subtypes and remission after treatment with citalopram: A latent class analysis with distal outcome, Christine M. Ulbricht, Anthony J. Rothschild, and Kate L. Lapane

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The nondietary determinants of vitamin D status in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, Lauren E. Veit, Louise S. Maranda, and Benjamin U. Nwosu

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Smoking Status and Pain Intensity Among OEF/OIF/OND Veterans, Julie E. Volkman, Eric C. DeRycke, Mary A. Driscoll, William C. Becker, Cynthia Brandt, Kristin M. Mattocks, Sally Haskell, Harini Bathulapalli, Joseph Goulet, and Lori A. Bastian

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Women Veterans' Pathways to and Perspectives on Veterans Affairs Health Care, Clara Wagner, Melissa E. Dichter, and Kristin M. Mattocks

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The bundle "plus": the effect of a multidisciplinary team approach to eradicate central line-associated bloodstream infections, J. Matthias Walz, Richard T. Ellison III, Deborah A. Mack, Helen M. Flaherty, John K. McIlwaine, Kathleen G. Whyte, Karen E. Landry, Stephen P. Baker, and Stephen O. Heard

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A Novel Initialization Method for Particle Swarm Optimization-based FCM in Big Biomedical Data, Chanpaul Jin Wang, Hua (Julia) Fang, Chonggang Wang, Mahmoud Daneshmand, and Honggang Wang

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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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Food insecurity and health: data from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study, Emily A. Wang, Kathleen A. McGinnis, Joseph Goulet, Kendall J. Bryant, Cynthia Gibert, David A. Leaf, Kristin M. Mattocks, Lynn E. Fiellin, Nicholas Vogenthaler, Amy Justice, David A. Fiellin, and Veterans Aging Cohort Study Project Team

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Evaluation of smoking-specific and generic quality of life measures in current and former smokers in Germany and the United States, John E. Ware Jr., Barbara L. Gandek, Anuradha Kulasekaran, and Rick Guyer

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Perceiving one's heart condition to be cured following hospitalization for acute coronary syndromes: Implications for patient-provider communication, Molly E. Waring, David D. McManus, Stephenie C. Lemon, Joel M. Gore, Milena D. Anatchkova, Richard H. McManus, Arlene S. Ash, Robert J. Goldberg, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Jane S. Saczynski

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Pregnancy intention, receipt of pre-conception care, and pre-conception weight counseling reported by overweight and obese women in late pregnancy, Molly E. Waring, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Milagros C. Rosal, and Sherry L. Pagoto

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An Internet-based Controlled Trial Aimed to Improve Osteoporosis Prevention among Chronic Glucocorticoid Users, Amy H. Warriner, Ryan C. Outman, Jeroan J. Allison, Jeffrey R. Curtis, Nathan J. Markward, David T. Redden, Monika M. Safford, Eric J. Stanek, Amy R. Steinkellner, and Kenneth G. Saag

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Development of a Short Version of the Thyroid-Related Patient-Reported Outcome ThyPRO, Torquil Watt, Jakob B. Bjorner, Mogens Groenvold, Per Cramon, Kristian Hillert Winther, Laszlo Hegedus, Steen Bonnema, Ase Rasmussen, John E. Ware Jr., and Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen

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Prenatal triptan exposure and parent-reported early childhood neurodevelopmental outcomes: an application of propensity score calibration to adjust for unmeasured confounding by migraine severity, Mollie E. Wood, Jean A. Frazier, Hedvig M.E. Nordeng, and Kate L. Lapane

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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

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Modeling Epidemics Spreading on Social Contact 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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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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The impact of prior authorization on buprenorphine dose, relapse rates, and cost for Massachusetts Medicaid beneficiaries with opioid dependence, Robin E. Clark, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Bruce A. Barton, Gideon Aweh, Elizabeth O'Connell, and William H. Fisher

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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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Co-occurring risk factors for arrest among persons with opioid abuse and dependence: implications for developing interventions to limit criminal justice involvement, William H. Fisher, Robin E. Clark, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Bruce A. Barton, Elizabeth O'Connell, and Gideon Aweh

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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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Impact of contact precautions on falls, pressure ulcers and transmission of MRSA and VRE in hospitalized patients, Sumanth Gandra, Constance Barysauskas, Deborah Ann Mack, Bruce A. Barton, Robert W. Finberg, and Richard T. Ellison III

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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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Factors influencing the development of antibiotic associated diarrhea in ED patients discharged home: risk of administering IV antibiotics, John P. Haran, Gregory Hayward, Stephen Skinner, Chris Merritt, David C. Hoaglin, Patricia L. Hibberd, Shan Lu, and Edward W. Boyer

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Patient report improves posthospital discharge event capture in total joint replacement: a novel approach to capturing all posthospital event data, Leslie R. Harrold, Scott Pascal, Courtland Lewis, Regis O'Keefe, Vincent Pellegrini, Jeroan J. Allison, David C. Ayers, and Patricia D. Franklin

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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