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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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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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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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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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

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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

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The potential for health-related uses of mobile phones and internet with homeless veterans: results from a multisite survey, D. Keith McInnes, Leon Sawh, Beth Ann Petrakis, Sowmya R. Rao, Stephanie L. Shimada, Karin M. Eyrich-Garg, Allen L. Gifford, Henry D. Anaya, and David A. Smelson

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Relations between circulating microRNAs and atrial fibrillation: data from the Framingham Offspring Study, David D. McManus, Honghuang Lin, Kahraman Tanriverdi, Michael Quercio, Xiaoyan Yin, Martin G. Larson, Patrick T. Ellinor, Daniel Levy, Jane E. Freedman, and Emelia J. Benjamin

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Sociodemographic differences in fast food price sensitivity, Katie A. Meyer, David K. Guilkey, Shu Wen. Ng, Kiyah J. Duffey, Barry M. Popkin, Catarina I. Kiefe, Lyn M. Steffen, James M. Shikany, and Penny Gordon-Larsen

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Decision-making under uncertainty in advanced heart failure, Theo E. Meyer, MIchael S. Kiernan, David D. McManus, and Jeffrey Shih

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Genome-wide association study of proneness to anger, Eric O. Mick, James J. McGough, Curtis K. Deutsch, Jean A. Frazier, David N. Kennedy, and Robert J. Goldberg

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A group-randomized trial of shared decision making for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug risk awareness: primary results and lessons learned, Michael J. Miller, Jeroan J. Allison, Daniel J. Cobaugh, Midge N. Ray, and Kenneth G. Saag

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The hunt for protective correlates of immunity to Plasmodium falciparum malaria, Ann M. Moormann and V. Ann Stewart

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Dantrolene for cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid haemorrhage: a randomised double blind placebo-controlled safety trial, Susanne Muehlschlegel, Raphael A. Carandang, Wiley R. Hall, Nisha Kini, Saef Izzy, Bridget Garland, Cynthia Ouillette, Imramsjah M. J. van der Bom, Thomas F. Flood, Matthew J. Gounis, John P. Weaver, Bruce A. Barton, and Ajay K. Wakhloo

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Sickle cell trait is not associated with endemic Burkitt lymphoma: an ethnicity and malaria endemicity-matched case-control study suggests factors controlling EBV may serve as a predictive biomarker for this pediatric cancer, David H. Mulama, Jeffrey A. Bailey, Joslyn Foley, Kiprotich Chelimo, Collins Ouma, Walter G.Z.O. Jura, Juliana A. Otieno, John M. Vulule, and Ann M. Moormann

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Sociodemographic risk and early environmental factors that contribute to resilience in executive control: A factor mixture model of 3-year-olds, Jennifer Mize Nelson, Hye-Jeong Choi, Caron A. C. Clark, Tiffany D. James, Hua (Julia) Fang, Sandra A. Wiebe, and Kimberly Andrews Espy

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Sex differences in clinical characteristics, hospital management practices, and in-hospital outcomes in patients hospitalized in a vietnamese hospital with a first acute myocardial infarction, Hoa L. Nguyen, Duc Anh Ha, Dat Tuan Phan, Quang Ngoc Nguyen, Viet Lan Nguyen, Nguyen Hanh Nguyen, Ha Nguyen, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Prevalence of comorbidities and their impact on hospital management and short-term outcomes in Vietnamese patients hospitalized with a first acute myocardial infarction, Hoa L. Nguyen, Quang Ngoc Nguyen, Duc Anh Ha, Dat Tuan Phan, Nguyen Hanh Nguyen, and Robert J. Goldberg

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The Effects of Vitamin D supplementation on Hepatic Dysfunction, Vitamin D Status, and Glycemic Control in Children and Adolescents with Vitamin D Deficiency and Either Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Benjamin U. Nwosu and Louise Maranda

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The Vitamin D Status of Prison Inmates, Benjamin U. Nwosu, Louise Maranda, Rosalie Berry, Barbara Colocino, Carlos D. Flores, Kerry Folkman, Thomas Groblewski, and Patricia Ruze

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Data from: The Effects of Vitamin D Supplementation on Hepatic Dysfunction, Vitamin D Status, and Glycemic Control in Children and Adolescents with Vitamin D Deficiency and Either Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Benjamin U. Nwosu and Louise S. Maranda

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Predictors of psychological distress and interest in mental health services in individuals with cancer, Erin L. O'Hea, Brigitte R. Monahan, Alexandra Cutillo, Sharina D. Person, Grant Grissom, and Edwin D. Boudreaux

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Tweeting it off: characteristics of adults who tweet about a weight loss attempt, Sherry L. Pagoto, Kristin L. Schneider, Martinus M. Evans, Molly E. Waring, Brad Appelhans, Andrew M. Busch, Matthew C. Whited, Herpreet Thind, and Michelle Ziedonis

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Outcomes of anticoagulation therapy in patients with mental health conditions, Helen T. Paradise, Dan R. Berlowitz, Al Ozonoff, Donald R. Miller, Elaine M. Hylek, Arlene S. Ash, Guneet K. Jasuja, Shibei Zhao, Joel I. Reisman, and Adam J. Rose

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Composite model for profiling physicians across domains of care, Lori R. Pelletier, Sharon A. Johnson, Edward R. Westrick, Elaine R. Fontaine, Alan D. Krinsky, Robert A. Klugman, and Arlene S. Ash

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Venous thromboembolism in patients with prior stroke, Gregory Piazza, Samuel Z. Goldhaber, Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers, Robert J. Goldberg, Catherine Emery, and Frederick A. Spencer

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The impact of protocol assignment for older adolescents with Hodgkin lymphoma, Richard S. Pieters, Henry Wagner, Stephen P. Baker, Karen Morano, Kenneth Ulin, Maria Giulia Cicchetti, Maryann Bishop-Jodoin, and Thomas J. Fitzgerald

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Decreased Growth Rate of P. falciparum Blood Stage Parasitemia With Age in a Holoendemic Population, Mykola Pinkevych, Janka Petravic, Kiprotich Chelimo, John M. Vulule, James W. Kazura, Ann M. Moormann, and Miles P. Davenport

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Tobacco Use, Quitting Behavior, and Health Characteristics Among Current Electronic Cigarette Users in a National Tri-Ethnic Adult Stable Smoker Sample, Kim Pulvers, Rashelle B. Hayes, Taneisha S. Scheuermann, Devan R. Romero, Ashley S. Emami, Ken Resnicow, Effie Olendzki, Sharina D. Person, and Jasjit S. Ahluwalia

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Smoking-cessation e-referrals: a national dental practice-based research network randomized controlled trial, Midge N. Ray, Ellen M. Funkhouser, Jessica H. Williams, Rajani S. Sadasivam, Gregg H. Gilbert, Heather L. Coley, D. Rindal, and Thomas K. Houston

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Neighborhood socioeconomic status and food environment: a 20-year longitudinal latent class analysis among CARDIA participants, Andrea S. Richardson, Katie A. Meyer, Annie Green. Howard, Janne Boone-Heinonen, Barry M. Popkin, Kelly R. Evenson, Catarina I. Kiefe, Cora E. Lewis, and Penny Gordon-Larsen

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Weight-based discrimination and medication adherence among low-income African Americans with hypertension: how much of the association is mediated by self-efficacy?, Michael P. Richardson, Molly E. Waring, Monica L. Wang, Lisa Nobel, Yendelela L. Cuffee, Sharina D. Person, Sandral Hullett, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Jeroan J. Allison

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Obesity and Late-Age Survival Without Major Disease or Disability in Older Women, Eileen Rillamas-Sun, Andrea Z. LaCroix, Molly E. Waring, Candyce H. Kroenke, Michael J. Lamonte, Mara Z. Vitolins, Rebecca A. Seguin, Christina L. Bell, Margery Gass, Todd M. Manini, Kamal H. Masaki, and Robert B. Wallace

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Inpatient Quality Indicator #11 overall mortality rate does not accurately assess mortality risk after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, William P. Robinson III, Wei Huang, Amy K. Rosen, Andres Schanzer, Hua (Julia) Fang, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., and Louis M. Messina

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The PROMIS Physical Function item bank was calibrated to a standardized metric and shown to improve measurement efficiency, Matthias S. F. Rose, Jakob B. Bjorner, Barbara Gandek, Bonnie Bruce, James F. Fries, and John E. Ware Jr.

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Dawning of a new era: understanding the functional outcomes of cardiovascular disease, Jane S. Saczynski and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Robot-assisted home hazard assessment for fall prevention: a feasibility study, Rajani S. Sadasivam, Tana M. Luger, Heather L. Coley, Benjamin B. Taylor, Taskin Padir, Christine S. Ritchie, and Thomas K. Houston

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Rates of insurance for injured patients before and after health care reform in Massachusetts: a possible case of double jeopardy, Heena Santry, Courtney E. Collins, Jason T. Wiseman, Charles M. Psoinos, Julie Flahive, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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A qualitative analysis of acute care surgery in the United States: it's more than just "a competent surgeon with a sharp knife and a willing attitude", Heena Santry, Patricia L. Pringle, Courtney E. Collins, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Increased Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency in Obese Children with Both Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes, Nithya Setty-Shah, Louise S. Maranda, and Benjamin U. Nwosu

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B-type natriuretic peptide and C-reactive protein in the prediction of atrial fibrillation risk: the CHARGE-AF Consortium of community-based cohort studies, Moritz F. Sinner, Emelia J. Benjamin, Alvaro Alonso, and David D. McManus

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Venous thromboembolism in older adults: A community-based study, Frederick A. Spencer, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Sam Schulman, Lori-Ann Linkins, Mark A. Crowther, Jeffrey S. Ginsberg, Agnes Y. Y. Lee, Jane S. Saczynski, Sonia Anand, Darleen M. Lessard, Catherine Emery, Wei Huang, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Comparison of trends in US health-related quality of life over the 2000s using the SF-6D, HALex, EQ-5D, and EQ-5D visual analog scale versus a broader set of symptoms and impairments, Susan T. Stewart, David M. Cutler, and Allison B. Rosen

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Demographic Characteristics Associated with the Presence of Recalled and Measured Prepregnancy Weights, Julie M. Tabroff, Jessica V. Masiero, Elizabeth Scannell, Katherine G. Leung, Molly E. Waring, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Decade-long trends in the magnitude, treatment, and outcomes of patients aged 30 to 54 years hospitalized with ST-segment elevation and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, Mayra Tisminetzky, Jennifer A. Coukos, David D. McManus, Chad E. Darling, Samuel W. Joffe, Joel M. Gore, Darleen M. Lessard, and Robert J. Goldberg