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 2013

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Cluster-randomized trial of a web-assisted tobacco quality improvement intervention of subsequent patient tobacco product use: A national dental PBRN study, Thomas K. Houston, Kathryn L. Delaughter, Midge N. Ray, Gregg H. Gilbert, Jeroan J. Allison, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Julie E. Volkman

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Travel Characteristics and Yellow Fever Vaccine Usage Among US Global TravEpiNet Travelers Visiting Countries with Risk of Yellow Fever Virus Transmission, 2009-2011, Emily S. Jentes, Pauline Han, Mark D. Gershman, Sowmya R. Rao, Regina C. LaRocque, J. Erin Staples, and Edward T. Ryan

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Trends in the medical management of patients with heart failure, Samuel W. Joffe, Matthew DeWolf, Jeffrey Shih, David D. McManus, Frederick A. Spencer, Darleen M. Lessard, Joel M. Gore, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Improved survival after heart failure: a community-based perspective, Samuel W. Joffe, Kristy T. Webster, David D. McManus, Michael S. Kiernan, Darleen M. Lessard, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Chad E. Darling, Joel M. Gore, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Predicting hospital readmission: different approaches raise new questions about old issues, Catarina I. Kiefe, Jeroan J. Allison, and Greg de Lissovoy

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Multimodal intervention to improve osteoporosis care in home health settings: results from a cluster randomized trial, Meredith L. Kilgore, Ryan Outman, Julie L. Locher, Jeroan J. Allison, Amy S. Mudano, B. Kitchin, Kenneth G. Saag, and Jeffrey R. Curtis

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Sulfonylureas and Risk of Falls and Fractures: A Systematic Review, Kate L. Lapane, Shibing Yang, Monique J. Brown, Rachel Jawahar, Caleb Pagliasotti, and Swapnil Rajpathak

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CAM use among overweight and obese persons with radiographic knee osteoarthritis, Kate L. Lapane, Shibing Yang, Rachel Jawahar, Timothy McAlindon, and Charles B. Eaton

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High-Performance Tellurium-Free Thermoelectrics: All-Scale Hierarchical Structuring of p-Type PbSe-MSe Systems (M = Ca, Sr, Ba), Yeseul Lee, Shih-Han Lo, John Androulakis, Chun-I Wu, Li-Dong Zhao, Duck-Young Chung, Timothy P. Hogan, Vinayak P. Dravid, and Mercouri G. Kanatzidis

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Pre-hospital cardiac arrest in acute coronary syndromes: insights from the global registry of acute coronary events and the canadian registry of acute coronary events, Qin Li, Shaun G. Goodman, Raymond T. Yan, Joel M. Gore, Petr Polasek, Kevin Lai, Carolyn Baer, Robert J. Goldberg, Arnold Pinter, Kamran Ahmad, Jan M. Kornder, and Andrew T. Yan

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Patterns of prophylactic gastrostomy tube placement in head and neck cancer patients: A consideration of the significance of social support and practice variation, Julie L. Locher, James A. Bonner, William R. Carroll, Jimmy J. Caudell, Jeroan J. Allison, Meredith L. Kilgore, Christine S. Ritchie, Gabriel S. Tajeu, Ya Yuan, and David L. Roth

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Atrial fibrillation patterns and risks of subsequent stroke, heart failure, or death in the community, Steven A. Lubitz, Carlee B. Moser, Lisa Sullivan, Michiel Rienstra, Joao D. Fontes, Mark L. Villalon, Manju Pai, David D. McManus, Renate B. Schnabel, Jared W. Magnani, Xiaoyan Yin, Daniel Levy, Michael J. Pencina, Martin G. Larson, Patrick T. Ellinor, and Emelia J. Benjamin

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Sexual victimization, health status, and VA healthcare utilization among lesbian and bisexual OEF/OIF veterans, Kristin M. Mattocks, Anne Sadler, Elizabeth M. Yano, Erin E. Krebs, Laurie Zephyrin, Cynthia Brandt, Rachel Kimerling, Theo Sandfort, Melissa E. Dichter, Jeffrey J. Weiss, Jeroan J. Allison, and Sally Haskell

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Personal Health Record Use and Its Association with Antiretroviral Adherence: Survey and Medical Record Data from 1871 US Veterans Infected with HIV, D. Keith McInnes, Stephanie L. Shimada, Sowmya R. Rao, Ann L. Quill, Mona Duggal, Allen L. Gifford, Cynthia A. Brandt, Thomas K. Houston, Michael E. Ohl, Kirsha S. Gordon, Kristin M. Mattocks, Lewis E. Kazis, and Amy C. Justice

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Development and evaluation of an internet and personal health record training program for low-income patients with HIV or hepatitis C, D. Keith McInnes, Jeffrey L. Solomon, Stephanie L. Shimada, Beth A. Petrakis, Barbara G. Bokhour, Steven M. Asch, Kim M. Nazi, Thomas K. Houston, and Allen L. Gifford

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Relationship among circulating inflammatory proteins, platelet gene expression, and cardiovascular risk, David D. McManus, Lea M. Beaulieu, Eric Mick, Kahraman Tanriverdi, Martin G. Larson, John F. Keaney Jr., Emelia J. Benjamin, and Jane E. Freedman

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Atrial fibrillation and outcomes in heart failure with preserved versus reduced left ventricular ejection fraction, David D. McManus, Grace Hsu, Sue Hee Sung, Jane S. Saczynski, David H. Smith, David J. Magid, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Robert J. Goldberg, and Alan S. Go

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A novel application for the detection of an irregular pulse using an iPhone 4S in patients with atrial fibrillation, David D. McManus, Jinseok Lee, Oscar Maitas, Nada Esa, Rahul Pidikiti, Alex Carlucci, Josephine Harrington, Eric Mick, and Ki H. Chon

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Recent Trends in the Incidence, Treatment, and Prognosis of Patients With Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation (the Worcester Heart Failure Study), David D. McManus, Jane S. Saczynski, Darleen M. Lessard, Menhel Kinno, Rahul Pidikiti, Nada Esa, Josephine Harrington, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Autoantibodies and autoimmune disease during treatment of children with chronic hepatitis C, Jean P. Molleston, William Mellman, Michael R. Narkewicz, William F. Balistreri, Regino P. Gonzalez-Peralta, Maureen M. Jonas, Steven J. Lobritto, Parvathi S. Mohan, Karen F. Murray, Dolores Njoku, Philip Rosenthal, Bruce A. Barton, Monica V. Talor, Irene Cheng, Kathleen B. Schwarz, and Barbara A. Haber

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Institute of medicine 2009 gestational weight gain guideline knowledge: survey of obstetrics/gynecology and family medicine residents of the United States, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Molly E. Waring, Gina M. T. Sullivan, Xun Liao, Milagros C. Rosal, Janet R. Hardy, and Robert E. Berry Jr.

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Mentoring future Kenyan oncology researchers, Ann M. Moormann, Jodi Skiles, Emmanuel Koros, Fredrick Chite Asirwa, Naftali Busakhala, and Patrick Loehrer

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Humoral and Cellular Immunity to Plasmodium falciparum Merozoite Surface Protein 1 and Protection from Blood-stage Infection, Ann M. Moormann, Peter Odada Sumba, Kiprotich Chelimo, Hua Fang, Daniel J. Tisch, Arlene E. Dent, Chandy C. John, Carole A. Long, John Vulule, and James W. Kazura

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Frequency and impact of intensive care unit complications on moderate-severe traumatic brain injury: early results of the Outcome Prognostication in Traumatic Brain Injury (OPTIMISM) Study, Susanne Muehlschlegel, Raphael A. Carandang, Cynthia Ouillette, Wiley R. Hall, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., and Robert J. Goldberg

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Frequency and Impact of Intensive Care Unit Complications on Moderate-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury – Early Results of the Outcome Prognostication in Traumatic Brain Injury (OPTIMISM) Study, Susanne Muehlschlegel, Raphael A. Carandang, Cynthia Ouillette, Wiley R. Hall, Frederick Anderson, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Evaluating patient access to Electronic Health Records: results from a survey of veterans, Kim M. Nazi, Timothy P. Hogan, D. Keith McInnes, Susan S. Woods, and Gail Graham

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Vitamin D status is associated with early markers of cardiovascular disease in prepubertal children, Benjamin U. Nwosu, Louise Maranda, Karen Cullen, Carol A. Ciccarelli, and Mary M. Lee

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Randomized control trial to test a computerized psychosocial cancer assessment and referral program: Methods and research design, Erin L. O'Hea, Alexandra Cutillo, Laura Dietzen, Tina Harralson, Grant Grissom, Sharina D. Person, and Edwin D. Boudreaux

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Randomized controlled trial of behavioral treatment for comorbid obesity and depression in women: the Be Active Trial, Sherry L. Pagoto, Kristin L. Schneider, Matthew C. Whited, Jessica L. Oleski, Philip A. Merriam, Bradley M. Appelhans, Yunsheng Ma, Barbara C. Olendzki, Molly E. Waring, A. M. Busch, Stephenie C. Lemon, Ira S. Ockene, and Sybil L. Crawford

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Large-scale improvement initiatives in healthcare: a scan of the literature, Rocco J. Perla, Elizabeth Bradbury, and Christina Gunther-Murphy

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Medicare Part D and Long-Term Care: A Systematic Review of Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence, Camilla B. Pimentel, Kate L. Lapane, and Becky A. Briesacher

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Greater Co-morbidity Burden is Associated with Greater Pain and Disability at Time of Total Knee Replacement Among African American Patients, Anthony Porter, Leslie R. Harrold, Lili Chen, Jeroan J. Allison, Philip Noble, David C. Ayers, and Patricia D. Franklin

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Utilization of morning report by acute care surgery teams: results from a qualitative study, Patricia L. Pringle, Courtney E. Collins, and Heena Santry

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Contemporary trends in necrotizing soft-tissue infections in the United States, Charles M. Psoinos, Julie M. Flahive, Joshua J. Shaw, YouFu Li, Sing Chau Ng, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Heena P. Santry

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Variations in tobacco control in National Dental PBRN practices: the role of patient and practice factors, Midge N. Ray, Jeroan J. Allison, Heather L. Coley, Jessica H. Williams, Connie L. Kohler, Gregg H. Gilbert, Joshua S. Richman, Catarina I. Kiefe, Rajani S. Sadasivam, Thomas K. Houston, and National DPBRN Collaborative Group

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Intracellular bacillary burden reflects a burst size for Mycobacterium tuberculosis in vivo, Teresa Repasy, Jinhee Lee, Simeone Marino, Nuria Martinez, Denise E. Kirschner, Gregory M. Hendricks, Stephen P. Baker MScPH, Andrew A. Wilson, Darrell N. Kotton, and Hardy Kornfeld

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Gaps in monitoring during oral anticoagulation: insights into care transitions, monitoring barriers, and medication nonadherence, Adam J. Rose, Donald R. Miller, Al Ozonoff, Dan R. Berlowitz, Arlene S. Ash, Shibei Zhao, Joel I. Reisman, and Elaine M. Hylek

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Policy makers will need a way to update bundled payments that reflects highly skewed spending growth of various care episodes, Allison B. Rosen, Ana Aizcorbe, Alexander J. Ryu, Nicole Nestoriak, David M. Cutler, and Michael E. Chernew

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Burnout and coping strategies of polytrauma team members caring for veterans with traumatic brain injury, Karen L. Saban, Timothy P. Hogan, Daniela Defrino, Charlesnika T. Evans, Erica D. Bauer, Theresa Louise-Bender Pape, Monica Steiner, Eric J. Proescher, Frances R. Vlasses, and Bridget M. Smith

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Patterns of comorbidity in older adults with heart failure: the Cardiovascular Research Network PRESERVE study, Jane S. Saczynski, Alan S. Go, David J. Magid, David H. Smith, David D. McManus, Larry Allen, Jessica Ogarek, Robert J. Goldberg, and Jerry H. Gurwitz

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Commonly used data-collection approaches in clinical research, Jane S. Saczynski, David D. McManus, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Implementing point of care "e-referrals" in 137 clinics to increase access to a quit smoking internet system: the Quit-Primo and National Dental PBRN HI-QUIT Studies, Rajani S. Sadasivam, Timothy P. Hogan, Julie E. Volkman, Bridget M. Smith, Heather L. Coley, Jessica H. Williams, Kathryn Delaughter, Midge N. Ray, Gregg H. Gilbert, Daniel E. Ford, Jeroan J. Allison, Thomas K. Houston, and National Dental PBRN and QUITPRIMO Collaborative Groups

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Who participates in web-assisted tobacco interventions? The quit-primo and national dental practice-based research network hi-quit studies, Rajani S. Sadasivam, Rebecca L. Kinney, Kathryn L. Delaughter, Sowmya R. Rao, Jessica Hillman Williams, Heather L. Coley, Midge N. Ray, Gregg H. Gilbert, Jeroan J. Allison, Daniel E. Ford, and Thomas K. Houston

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Recommender Systems For Computer Tailored Health Communications, Rajani S. Sadasivam, Benjamin M. Marlin, James Allan, and Thomas K. Houston

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Internet health information seeking is a team sport: analysis of the Pew Internet Survey, Rajani S. Sadasivam, Mark J. Sotir, Rebecca L. Kinney, Stephenie C. Lemon, Stephanie L. Shimada, Jeroan J. Allison, and Thomas K. Houston

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A meta-composite software development approach for translational research, Rajani S. Sadasivam and Murat M. Tanik

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Share2Quit: Web-Based Peer-Driven Referrals for Smoking Cessation, Rajani S. Sadasivam, Erik M. Volz, Rebecca L. Kinney, Sowmya R. Rao, and Thomas K. Houston

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Rates of Insurance for Injured Patients before and after Health Care Reform in Massachusetts: Another Case of Double Jeopardy?, Heena P. Santry, Courtney E. Collins, Jason T. Wiseman, Julie M. Flahive, Charles M. Psoinos, Zeling Chau, Shimul A. Shah, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Quadrimodal Distribution of Death after Trauma: Predictors of Death in the Fourth Peak, Heena Santry, Christopher J. Wilbert, Charles M. Psoinos, Julie Flahive, Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers, Timothy A. Emhoff, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Change in Physical Activity after a Diabetes Diagnosis: Opportunity for Intervention, Kristin L. Schneider, Christopher Andrews, Kathleen M. Hovey, Rebecca A. Seguin, Todd Manini, Michael J. Lamonte, Karen L. Margolis, Molly E. Waring, Yi Ning, Stacy Sims, Yunsheng Ma, Judith K. Ockene, Marcia L. Stefanick, and Sherry L. Pagoto

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Assessing depression in obese women: An examination of two commonly-used measures, Kristin L. Schneider, Andrew M. Busch, Matthew C. Whited, Bradley M. Appelhans, Molly E. Waring, and Sherry L. Pagoto

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Counseling of female veterans about risks of medication-induced birth defects, Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, Kristin M. Mattocks, Cynthia Brandt, Sonya Borrero, Laurie C. Zephyrin, Harini Bathulapalli, and Sally Haskell

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Gender differences in the correlates of hazardous drinking among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, J. Cobb Scott, Robert H. Pietrzak, Kristin M. Mattocks, Steven M. Southwick, Cynthia A. Brandt, and Sally Haskell

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Lactose Intolerance: Lack of Evidence for Short Stature or Vitamin D Deficiency in Prepubertal Children, Nithya Setty-Shah, Louise S. Maranda, Ninfa Candela, Jay G. Fong, Idris Dahod, Alan D. Rogol, and Benjamin U. Nwosu

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Patient-provider secure messaging in VA: variations in adoption and association with urgent care utilization, Stephanie L. Shimada, Timothy P. Hogan, Sowmya R. Rao, Jeroan J. Allison, Ann L. Quill, Hua Feng, Barrett Phillips, Kim M. Nazi, Susan T. Haidary, and Thomas K. Houston

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Timing of video capsule endoscopy relative to overt obscure GI bleeding: implications from a retrospective study, Anupam Singh, Christopher Marshall, Biswashree Chaudhuri, Chidimma Okoli, Anne Foley, Sharina D. Person, Kanishka Bhattacharya, and David R. Cave

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Timing of video capsule endoscopy relative to overt obscure GI bleeding: implications from a retrospective study, Anupam Singh, Christopher Marshall, Biswashree Chaudhuri, Chidimma Okoli, Anne Foley, Sharina D. Person, Kanishka Bhattacharya, and David R. Cave

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Mediation of smoking-associated postoperative mortality by perioperative complications in veterans undergoing elective surgery: data from Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program (VASQIP)--a cohort study, Jasvinder A. Singh, Mary T. Hawn, Elizabeth J. Campagna, William G. Henderson, Joshua S. Richman, and Thomas K. Houston

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Chronic kidney disease and outcomes in heart failure with preserved versus reduced ejection fraction: the Cardiovascular Research Network PRESERVE Study, David H. Smith, Micah L. Thorp, Jerry H. Gurwitz, David D. McManus, Robert J. Goldberg, Larry A. Allen, Grace Hsu, Sue Hee Sung, David J. Magid, and Alan S. Go

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US Trends in Quality-Adjusted Life Expectancy From 1987 to 2008: Combining National Surveys to More Broadly Track the Health of the Nation, Susan T. Stewart, David M. Cutler, and Allison B. Rosen

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Health-care access and weight change among young adults: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study, Joyce W. Tang, Norrina Allen, Peter de Chavez, David C. Goff Jr., Catarina I. Kiefe, Cora E. Lewis, and Mercedes Carnethon

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Development and evaluation of a crosswalk between the SF-36 physical functioning scale and Health Assessment Questionnaire disability index in rheumatoid arthritis, Peter M. ten Klooster, Martijn A. H. Oude Voshaar, Barbara Gandek, Matthias S. F. Rose, Jakob B. Bjorner, Erik Taal, Cees A. W. Glas, Piet L. C. M. van Riel, and Mart A. F. J. van de Laar

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Trends in the Frequency, Patient Characteristics, Management, and in-Hospital Outcomes of Diabetic Patients Presenting with Acute Myocardial Infarction, Mayra Tisminetzky, Ibrahim Kassas, Samuel W. Joffe, Darleen M. Lessard, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Internal versus external motivation in referral of primary care patients with depression to an internet support group: randomized controlled trial, Benjamin W. Van Voorhees, Robert C. Hsiung, Monika Marko-Holguin, Thomas K. Houston, Joshua Fogel, Royce Lee, and Daniel E. Ford

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Bending the cost curve? Results from a comprehensive primary care payment pilot, Sonal Vats, Arlene S. Ash, and Randall P. Ellis

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Dedicated breast CT: geometric design considerations to maximize posterior breast coverage, Srinivasan Vedantham, Andrew Karellas, Margaret M. Emmons, Lawrence J. Moss, Sarwat Hussain, and Stephen P. Baker

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Challenges in sodium intake reduction and meal consumption patterns among participants with metabolic syndrome in a dietary trial, Jinsong Wang, Barbara C. Olendzki, Nicole M. Wedick, Gioia M. Persuitte, Annie L. Culver, Wenjun Li, Philip A. Merriam, James Carmody, Hua Julia Fang, Zhiying Zhang, Gin-Fei Olendzki, Liang Zheng, and Yunsheng Ma

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Dietary Magnesium Intake Improves Insulin Resistance among Non-Diabetic Individuals with Metabolic Syndrome Participating in a Dietary Trial, Jinsong Wang, Gioia M. Persuitte, Barbara C. Olendzki, Nicole M. Wedick, Zhiying Zhang, Philip A. Merriam, Hua Julia Fang, James Carmody, Gin-Fei Olendzki, and Yunsheng Ma

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Gestational weight gain within recommended ranges in consecutive pregnancies: A retrospective cohort study, Molly E. Waring, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, and Xun Liao

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Improved Survival after Heart Failure: A Community-based Perspective, Kristy T. Webster, Samuel W. Joffe, David D. McManus, MIchael S. Kiernan, Darleen M. Lessard, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Chad E. Darling, Joel M. Gore, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Closing the Feedback Loop: An Interactive Voice Response System to Provide Follow-up and Feedback in Primary Care Settings, James H. Willig, Marc Krawitz, Anantachai Panjamapirom, Midge N. Ray, Christa R. Nevin, Thomas M. English, Mark P. Cohen, and Eta S. Berner

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Identification of a novel variant of LMP-1 of EBV in patients with endemic Burkitt lymphoma in western Kenya, Eric M. Wohlford, Amolo S. Asito, Kiprotich Chelimo, Peter Odada Sumba, Paul C. Baresel, Rebecca A. Oot, Ann M. Moormann, and Rosemary A. Rochford

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Randomized trial of a family-based, automated, conversational obesity treatment program for underserved populations, Julie A. Wright, Barrett D. Phillips, B. L. Watson, P. K. Newby, G. J. Norman, and W. G. Adams

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Bridging Vital Signs and Social Interactions for Resource Constrained Epidemic Control, Zhaoyang Zhang, Honggang Wang, Ken C. K. Lee, and (Julia) Hua Fang

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Effective Epidemic Control and Source Tracing Through Mobile Social Sensing over WBANs, Zhaoyang Zhang, Honggang Wang, Xiaodong Lin, (Julia) Hua Fang, and Dong Xuan

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Interference Mitigation for Cyber-Physical Wireless Body Area Network System Using Social Networks, Zhaoyang Zhang, Honggang Wang, Chonggang Wang, and Hua (Julia) Fang

Publications from 2012

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Universal health outcome measures for older persons with multiple chronic conditions, Karen Adams, Elizabeth A. Bayliss, David Blumenthal, Cynthia Boyd, Jack M. Guralnik, Alexander H. Krist, Andrea Z. LaCroix, Donald L. Patrick, Mary D. Naylor, David Reuben, Mary Tinetti, Robert B. Wallace, John E. Ware Jr., Marcel E. Salive, Jennifer L. Wolff, and Evan Hadley

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Development of an item bank and computer adaptive test for role functioning, Milena D. Anatchkova, Matthias S. F. Rose, John E. Ware Jr., and Jakob B. Bjorner

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A systematic review of validated methods for identifying cerebrovascular accident or transient ischemic attack using administrative data, Susan E. Andrade, Leslie R. Harrold, Jennifer Tjia, Sarah L. Cutrona, Jane S. Saczynski, Katherine S. Dodd, Robert J. Goldberg, and Jerry H. Gurwitz

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Therapeutic misconception in research subjects : Development and validation of a measure, Paul S. Appelbaum, Milena D. Anatchkova, Karen Albert, Laura B. Dunn, and Charles W. Lidz

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Delay discounting and intake of ready-to-eat and away-from-home foods in overweight and obese women, Bradley M. Appelhans, Molly E. Waring, Kristin L. Schneider, Sherry L. Pagoto, Michelle A. Debiasse, Matthew C. Whited, and Elizabeth B. Lynch

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Depression severity, diet quality, and physical activity in women with obesity and depression, Bradley M. Appelhans, Matthew C. Whited, Kristin L. Schneider, Yunsheng Ma, Jessica L. Oleski, Philip A. Merriam, Molly E. Waring, Barbara C. Olendzki, Devin M. Mann, Ira S. Ockene, and Sherry L. Pagoto

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Risk-adjusted payment and performance assessment for primary care, Arlene S. Ash and Randall P. Ellis

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Statistical Issues in Assessing Hospital Performance, Arlene S. Ash, Stephen F. Fienberg, Thomas A. Louis, Sharon-Lise T. Normand, Therese A. Stukel, and Jessica Utts

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A Collaborative Care Model to Improve Access to Pediatric Mental Health Services, Onesky Aupont, Leonard A. Doerfler, Daniel F. Connor, Christopher J. Stille, Mayra Tisminetzky, and Thomas J. McLaughlin

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Cardiogenic shock complicating acute coronary syndromes: insights from the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events, Hamza H. Awad, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Joel M. Gore, Shaun G. Goodman, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Implications of new hypertension guidelines in the United States, Monica L. Bertoia, Molly E. Waring, Priya S. Gupta, Mary B. Roberts, and Charles B. Eaton

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Medication intensification in diabetes in rural primary care: a cluster-randomised effectiveness trial, Katherine L. Billue, Monika M. Safford, Amanda H. Salanitro, Thomas K. Houston, William Curry, Yongin Kim, Jeroan J. Allison, and Carlos A. Estrada

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Prevalence of alcohol misuse among men and women undergoing major noncardiac surgery in the Veterans Affairs health care system, Katharine A. Bradley, Anna D. Rubinsky, Haili Sun, David K. Blough, Hanne Tonnesen, Grant Hughes, Lauren A. Beste, Michael J. Bishop, Mary T. Hawn, Charles Maynard, Alex H.S. Harris, Eric J. Hawkins, Chris L. Bryson, Thomas K. Houston, William G. Henderson, and Daniel R. Kivlahan

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Prevalence of alcohol misuse among men and women undergoing major noncardiac surgery in the Veterans Affairs health care system, Katharine A. Bradley, Anna D. Rubinsky, Haili Sun, David K. Blough, Hanne Tonnesen, Grant Hughes, Lauren A. Beste, Michael J. Bishop, Mary T. Hawn, Charles Maynard, Alex H.S. Harris, Eric J. Hawkins, Chris L. Bryson, Thomas K. Houston, William G. Henderson, and Daniel R. Kivlahan

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Comparison of self-reported cognitive difficulties in a national sample of long-term cancer survivors and cancer-naive controls, Ilana M. Braun, Sowmya R. Rao, and William Pirl

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Atomoxetine increases fronto-parietal functional MRI activation in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a pilot study, George Bush, Jennifer Holmes, Lisa M. Shin, Craig Surman, Nikos Makris, Eric Mick, Larry J. Seidman, and Joseph Biederman

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Patient, provider, and system-level barriers and facilitators to addressing perinatal depression, Nancy Byatt, Kathleen Biebel, Rebecca Lundquist, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, Jeroan J. Allison, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Safety climate and medical errors in 62 US emergency departments, Carlos A. Camargo Jr., Chu-Lin Tsai, Ashley F. Sullivan, Paul D. Cleary, James A. Gordon, Edward Guadagnoli, Rainu Kaushal, David J. Magid, Sowmya R. Rao, and David Blumenthal

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Differences in symptom presentation and hospital mortality according to type of acute myocardial infarction, Andrew J. Canto, Catarina I. Kiefe, Robert J. Goldberg, William J. Rogers, Eric D. Peterson, Nanette K. Wenger, Viola Vaccarino, Paul D. Frederick, George Sopko, Zhi-Jie Zheng, and John G. Canto

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A call to standardize symptom presentation in acute coronary syndromes, John G. Canto, Robert J. Goldberg, and George Sopko

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Atherosclerotic Risk Factors and Their Association With Hospital Mortality Among Patients With First Myocardial Infarction (from the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction), John G. Canto, Catarina I. Kiefe, William J. Rogers, Eric D. Peterson, Paul D. Frederick, William J. French, C. Michael Gibson, Charles V. Pollack Jr., Joseph P. Ornato, Robert J. Zalenski, Jan Penney, Alan J. Tiefenbrunn, Philip Greenland, and NRMI Investigators

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Association of age and sex with myocardial infarction symptom presentation and in-hospital mortality, John G. Canto, William J. Rogers, Robert J. Goldberg, Eric D. Peterson, Nanette K. Wenger, Viola Vaccarino, Catarina I. Kiefe, Paul D. Frederick, George Sopko, Zhi-Jie Zheng, and NRMI Investigators

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Hyperspectral imaging for early detection of oxygenation and perfusion changes in irradiated skin, Michael S. Chin, Brian B. Freniere, Yuan-Chyuan Lo, Jonathan H. Saleeby, Stephen P. Baker, Heather M. Strom, Ronald A. Ignotz, Janice F. Lalikos, and Thomas J. Fitzgerald

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Early life stress and inflammatory mechanisms of fatigue in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study, Hyong Jin Cho, Julienne E. Bower, Catarina I. Kiefe, Teresa E. Seeman, and Michael R. Irwin