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 2012

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Meta-analysis of increased heart rate and blood pressure associated with CNS stimulant treatment of ADHD in adults, Eric Mick, David D. McManus, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Health-related quality-of-life findings for the prostate cancer prevention trial, Carol M. Moinpour, Amy K. Darke, Gary W. Donaldson, Duane Cespedes, Christine R. Johnson, Patricia A. Ganz, Donald L. Patrick, John E. Ware Jr., Sally A. Shumaker, Frank L. Meyskens, and Ian M. Thompson Jr.

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Prepregnancy weight, gestational weight gain, and risk of growth affected neonates, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Molly E. Waring, Xun Liao, Anne Garrison, Gina M. T. Sullivan, Allison E. Howard, and Janet R. Hardy

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Impact of medical and neurological ICU complications on moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), Susanne Muehlschlegel, Raphael A. Carandang, Cynthia Ouillette, Wiley R. Hall, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., and Robert J. Goldberg

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Incidence rates of ICU complications in moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), Susanne Muehlschlegel, Raphael A. Carandang, Cynthia Ouillette, Wiley R. Hall, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., and Robert J. Goldberg

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Racial differences in the incidence of chronic kidney disease, Paul Muntner, Britt B. Newsome, Holly Kramer, Carmen A. Peralta, Yongin Kim, David R. Jacobs Jr., Catarina I. Kiefe, and Cora E. Lewis

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Improving osteoporosis care in high-risk home health patients through a high-intensity intervention, Ryan Outman, Jeffrey R. Curtis, Julie L. Locher, Jeroan J. Allison, Kenneth G. Saag, and Meredith L. Kilgore

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Risk-Prediction Model for Ischemic Stroke in Patients Hospitalized With an Acute Coronary Syndrome (from the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events [GRACE]), Kay Lee Park, Andrzej Budaj, Robert J. Goldberg, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Giancarlo Agnelli, Brian M. Kennelly, Enrique P. Gurfinkel, Gordon Fitzgerald, Joel M. Gore, and GRACE Investigators

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Effect of mindfulness training on asthma quality of life and lung function: a randomised controlled trial, Lori Pbert, J. Mark Madison, Susan Druker, Nicholas Olendzki, Robert P. Magner, George W. Reed, Jeroan J. Allison, and James F. Carmody

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Judgment sampling: a health care improvement perspective, Rocco J. Perla and Lloyd P. Provost

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Sampling considerations for health care improvement, Rocco J. Perla, Lloyd P. Provost, and Sandra K. Murray

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Venous thromboembolism in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Gregory Piazza, Samuel Z. Goldhaber, Aimee Kroll, Robert J. Goldberg, Catherine Emery, and Frederick A. Spencer

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Venous thromboembolism in patients with diabetes mellitus, Gregory Piazza, Samuel Z. Goldhaber, Aimee Kroll, Robert J. Goldberg, Catherine Emery, and Frederick A. Spencer

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Early age at time of primary Epstein-Barr virus infection results in poorly controlled viral infection in infants from Western Kenya: clues to the etiology of endemic Burkitt lymphoma, Erwan Piriou, Amolo S. Asito, Peter Odada Sumba, Nancy Fiore, Jaap M. Middeldorp, Ann M. Moormann, Robert Ploutz-Snyder, and Rosemary A. Rochford

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Why are a quarter of faculty considering leaving academic medicine? A study of their perceptions of institutional culture and intentions to leave at 26 representative U.S. medical schools, Linda H. Pololi, Edward Krupat, Janet T. Civian, Arlene S. Ash, and Robert T. Brennan

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Parental intermittent claudication as risk factor for claudication in adults, Scott G. Prushik, Alik Farber, Philimon Gona, Peter Shrader, Michael J. Pencina, Ralph B. D'Agostino, and Joanne M. Murabito

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The E-Coach transition support computer telephony implementation study: Protocol of a randomized trial, Christine S. Ritchie, Joshua S. Richman, Heather J. Sobko, Eric Bodner, Barrett Phillips, and Thomas K. Houston

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Serum sodium values and their association with adverse outcomes in moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), Lucia Rivera Lara, Susanne Muehlschlegel, Raphael A. Carandang, Cynthia Ouillette, Wiley R. Hall, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., and Robert J. Goldberg

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INR targets and site-level anticoagulation control: results from the Veterans AffaiRs Study to Improve Anticoagulation (VARIA), Adam J. Rose, Dan R. Berlowitz, Donald R. Miller, Elaine M. Hylek, Al Ozonoff, Shibei Zhao, Joel I. Reisman, and Arlene S. Ash

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Short and precise patient self-assessment of heart failure symptoms using a computerized adaptive test, Matthias S. F. Rose, Milena D. Anatchkova, Jason Fletcher, Arthur E. Blank, Jakob B. Bjorner, Bernd Lowe, Thomas S. Rector, and John E. Ware Jr.

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Computerized adaptive testing--ready for ambulatory monitoring, Matthias S. F. Rose, Jakob B. Bjorner, Felix Fischer, Milena D. Anatchkova, Barbara Gandek, Burghard F. Klapp, and John E. Ware Jr.

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

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Increase in the proportion of patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction with do-not-resuscitate orders already in place between 2001 and 2007: a nonconcurrent prospective study, Jane S. Saczynski, Ezra Gabbay, David D. McManus, Richard H. McManus, Joel M. Gore, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Darleen M. Lessard, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Using a resource effect study pre-pilot to inform a large randomized trial: the Decide2Quit.Org Web-assisted tobacco intervention, Rajani S. Sadasivam, Jeroan J. Allison, Midge N. Ray, Daniel E. Ford, and Thomas K. Houston

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Spiritual well-being may buffer psychological distress in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), Elena Salmoirago Blotcher, Sybil L. Crawford, Chau Tran, Robert J. Goldberg, Lawrence S. Rosenthal, and Ira S. Ockene

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Acute Care Surgery Patterns in the Current Era: Results of a Qualitative Study, Heena Santry, Patricia L. Pringle, Timothy A. Emhoff, George C. Velmahos, L. D. Britt, Lee Hargraves, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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[Prevalence of tobacco use and associated factors among women in Parana State, Brazil], Isabel C. Scarinci, Lorna Bittencourt, Sharina D. Person, Regina C. Cruz, and Simone Tetu Moyses

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Contraceptive insurance mandates, Ellen R. Shaffer, Mona Sarfaty, and Arlene S. Ash

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Speckle echocardiographic left atrial strain and stiffness index as predictors of maintenance of sinus rhythm after cardioversion for atrial fibrillation: a prospective study, Amir Y. Shaikh, Abhishek Mann, Umar A. Khan, Gerard P. Aurigemma, Jeffrey C. Hill, Jennifer L. Kane, Dennis A. Tighe, Eric Mick, and David D. McManus

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A self-assessment survey of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Part 1: animal welfare and protocol compliance, Jerald Silverman, Stephen P. Baker, and Charles W. Lidz

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A self-assessment survey of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, part 2: structure and organizational functions, Jerald Silverman, Stephen P. Baker, and Charles W. Lidz

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An exploration of safety climate in nursing homes, Sara Singer, Barrett T. Kitch, Sowmya R. Rao, Alice F. Bonner, Jennifer Gaudet, David W. Bates, Terry S. Field, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Carol Keohane, and Eric G. Campbell

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Recurrent Plasmodium falciparum malaria infections in Kenyan children diminish T-cell immunity to Epstein Barr virus lytic but not latent antigens, Cynthia J. Snider, Stephen R. Cole, Kiprotich Chelimo, Peter Odada Sumba, Pia D. M. Macdonald, Chandy C. John, Steven R. Meshnick, and Ann M. Moormann

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Isolated calf deep vein thrombosis in the community setting: the Worcester Venous Thromboembolism study, Frederick A. Spencer, Aimee Kroll, Darleen M. Lessard, Catherine Emery, Alla V. Glushchenko, Luigi Pacifico, George W. Reed, Joel M. Gore, and Robert J. Goldberg

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The impact of COPD on management and outcomes of patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction: a 10-year retrospective observational study, Mihaela S. Stefan, Raveendhara R. Bannuru, Darleen M. Lessard, Joel M. Gore, Peter K. Lindenauer, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Hospital Performance Measures and 30-day Readmission Rates, Mihaela S. Stefan, Penelope S. Pekow, Wato Nsa, Aruna Priya, Lauren E. Miller, Dale W. Bratzler, Michael B. Rothberg, Robert J. Goldberg, Kristie Baus, and Peter K. Lindenauer

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How many therapists? Practical guidance on investigating therapist effects in randomized controlled trials for eating disorders, Doug Thompson, Fary Cachelin, Ruth H. Striegel-Moore, Bruce A. Barton, Munyi Shea, and G. Terence Wilson

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Nighttime blood pressure dipping in young adults and coronary artery calcium 10-15 years later: the coronary artery risk development in young adults study, Anthony J. Viera, Feng-Chang Lin, Alan L. Hinderliter, Daichi Shimbo, Sharina D. Person, Mark J. Pletcher, and David R. Jacobs Jr.

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Effect of a Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Eradicate Central Line Associated Blood-Stream Infections (CLABSI), J. Matthias Walz, Richard T. Ellison III, Helen Flaherty, John McIlwaine, Deborah Ann Mack, Kathleen Whyte, Karen Landry, Stephen P. Baker, Stephen O. Heard, and CCOC Research Group

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Transitions, Risks, and Actions in Coronary Events--Center for Outcomes Research and Education (TRACE-CORE): Design and Rationale, Molly E. Waring, Richard H. McManus, Jane S. Saczynski, Milena D. Anatchkova, David D. McManus, Randolph Devereaux, Robert J. Goldberg, Jeroan J. Allison, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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The Ottawa Statement on the Ethical Design and Conduct of Cluster Randomized Trials, Charles Weijer, Jeremy M. Grimshaw, Martin P. Eccles, Andrew D. McRae, Angela White, Jamie C. Brehaut, Monica Taljaard, Ottawa Ethics of Cluster Randomized Trials Consensus Group, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Genome-wide analysis of copy number variants in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: the role of rare variants and duplications at 15q13.3, Nigel M. Williams, Barbara Franke, Eric Mick, Richard J. Anney, Christine M. Freitag, Michael Gill, Anita Thapar, Michael C. O'Donovan, Michael J. Owen, Peter Holmans, Lindsey Kent, Frank Middleton, Yanli Zhang-James, Lu Liu, Jobst Meyer, Thuy Trang Nguyen, Jasmin Romanos, Marcel romanos, Christiane Seitz, Tobias J. Renner, Susanne Walitza, Andreas Warnke, Haukur Palmason, Jan Buitelaar, Nanda Rommelse, Alejandro Arias Vasquez, Ziarih Hawi, Kate Langley, Joseph Sergeant, Hans-Christoph Steinhausen, Herbert Roeyers, Joseph Biederman, Irina Zaharieva, Hakon Hakonarson, Josephine Elia, Anath C. Lionel, Jennifer Crosbie, Christian R. Marshall, Russell Schachar, Stephen W. Scherer, Alexandre Todorov, Susan L. Smalley, Sandra K. Loo, Stanley Nelson, Corina Shtir, Philip Asherson, Andreas Reif, Klaus-Peter Lesch, and Stephen V. Faraone

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ECG-Cryptography and Authentication in Body Area Networks, Zhaoyang Zhang, Honggang Wang, Athanasios V. Vasilakos, and (Julia) Hua Fang

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An evaluation of the diagnostic accuracy of the 1991 American College of Chest Physicians/Society of Critical Care Medicine and the 2001 Society of Critical Care Medicine/European Society of Intensive Care Medicine/American College of Chest Physicians/American Thoracic Society/Surgical Infection Society sepsis definition, Huifang Zhao, Stephen O. Heard, Marie T. Mullen, Sybil L. Crawford, Robert J. Goldberg, Gyorgy Frendl, and Craig M. Lilly

Publications from 2011

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Promise of and potential for patient-facing technologies to enable meaningful use, David K. Ahern, Susan S. Woods, Marie C. Lightowler, Scott W. Finley, and Thomas K. Houston

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"I'll Die with the Hammer in My Hand": John Henryism as a Predictor of Happiness, Erik Angner, Sandral Hullett, and Jeroan J. Allison

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Risk-Based Bonus Payments for the Patient-Centered Medical Home, Arlene S. Ash and Randall P. Ellis

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Food insufficiency and health services utilization in a national sample of homeless adults, Travis P. Baggett, Daniel E. Singer, Sowmya R. Rao, James J. O'Connell, Monica Bharel, and Nancy A. Rigotti

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Shelter: Smartphone Bridged Socialized Body Networks for Epidemic Control, Xiaole Bai, Honggang Wang, and Hua Fang

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Neighborhood socioeconomic status predictors of physical activity through young to middle adulthood: the CARDIA study, Janne Boone-Heinonen, Ana V. Diez-Roux, Catarina I. Kiefe, Cora E. Lewis, David K. Guilkey, and Penny Gordon-Larsen

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Fast food restaurants and food stores: longitudinal associations with diet in young to middle-aged adults: the CARDIA study, Janne Boone-Heinonen, Penny Gordon-Larsen, Catarina I. Kiefe, James M. Shikany, Cora E. Lewis, and Barry M. Popkin

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Alcohol Screening and Risk of Postoperative Complications in Male VA Patients Undergoing Major Non-cardiac Surgery, Katharine A. Bradley, Anna D. Rubinsky, Haili Sun, Chris L. Bryson, Michael J. Bishop, David K. Blough, William G. Henderson, Charles Maynard, Mary T. Hawn, Hanne Tonnesen, Grant Hughes, Lauren A. Beste, Alex H.S. Harris, Eric J. Hawkins, Thomas K. Houston, and Daniel R. Kivlahan

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Overcoming Barriers to Perinatal Depression Treatment, Nancy Byatt, Kathleen Biebel, Liz Friedman, Jeroan J. Allison, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Nicotine replacement therapy after subarachnoid hemorrhage is not associated with increased vasospasm, Raphael A. Carandang, Bruce A. Barton, Guy A. Rordorf, Christopher S. Ogilvy, and John R. Sims

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What Should We Include in a Cultural Competence Curriculum? An Emerging Formative Evaluation Process to Foster Curriculum Development, Katie Crenshaw, Richard M. Shewchuk, Haiyan Qu, Lisa J. Stanton, Judy Ann Bigby, Thomas K. Houston, Jeroan J. Allison, and Carlos A. Estrada

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Assessment of differential item functioning in the experiences of discrimination index: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study, Timothy J. Cunningham, Lisa F. Berkman, Steven L. Gortmaker, Catarina I. Kiefe, David R. Jacobs Jr., Teresa E. Seeman, and Ichiro Kawachi

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Exclusion of older adults and women from recent trials of acute coronary syndromes, Katherine S. Dodd, Jane S. Saczynski, Yanfang Zhao, Robert J. Goldberg, and Jerry H. Gurwitz

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Prenatal tobacco exposure: Developmental outcomes in the neonatal period, Kimberly Andrews Espy, Hua Fang, Craig Johnson, Christian Stopp, Sandra A. Wiebe, and Jennifer Respass

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Marketing to increase participation in a Web-based continuing medical education cultural competence curriculum, Carlos A. Estrada, Periyakaruppan Krishnamoorthy, Ann Smith, Lisa J. Staton, Michele J. Korf, Jeroan J. Allison, and Thomas K. Houston

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A web-based diabetes intervention for physician: a cluster-randomized effectiveness trial, Carlos A. Estrada, Monika M. Safford, Amanda H. Salanitro, Thomas K. Houston, William Curry, Jessica H. Williams, Fernando Ovalle, Yongin Kim, Pamela Foster, and Jeroan J. Allison

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A new look at quantifying tobacco exposure during pregnancy using fuzzy clustering, Hua Fang, Craig Johnson, Christian Stopp, and Kimberly Andrews Espy

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Physician and Patient Influences on Provider Performance: {beta}-Blockers in Post-Myocardial Infarction Management in the MI-Plus Study, Ellen M. Funkhouser, Thomas K. Houston, Deborah A. Levine, Joshua S. Richman, Jeroan J. Allison, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Recruitment activities for a nationwide, population-based, group-randomized trial: the VA MI-Plus study, Ellen M. Funkhouser, Deborah A. Levine, Joe K. Gerald, Thomas K. Houston, Nancy K. Johnson, Jeroan J. Allison, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Underutilization of the AIDS drug assistance program: associated factors and policy implications, Noah C. Godwin, James H. Willig, Christa R. Nevin, Hui-Yi Lin, Jeroan J. Allison, Kathy Gaddis, Jennifer Peterson, Michael S. Saag, Michael J. Mugavero, and James L. Raper

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Genetic variation in stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 is associated with metabolic syndrome prevalence in Costa Rican adults, Jian Gong, Hannia Campos, Stephen T. McGarvey, Zhijin Wu, Robert J. Goldberg, and Ana Baylin

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Adipose tissue palmitoleic acid and obesity in humans: does it behave as a lipokine, Jian Gong, Hannia Campos, Stephen McGarvey, Zhijin Wu, Robert J. Goldberg, and Ana Baylin

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Age-based exclusions from cardiovascular clinical trials: implications for elderly individuals (and for all of us): comment on "the persistent exclusion of older patients from ongoing clinical trials regarding heart failure", Jerry H. Gurwitz and Robert J. Goldberg

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The association between income, education, and experiences of discrimination in older African American and European American patients, Jewell H. Halanych, Monika M. Safford, James M. Shikany, Yendelela L. Cuffee, Sharina D. Person, Isabel C. Scarinci, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Jeroan J. Allison

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Social isolation, C-reactive protein, and coronary heart disease mortality among community-dwelling adults, Kathi L. Heffner, Molly E. Waring, Mary B. Roberts, Charles B. Eaton, and Robert Gramling

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Culturally appropriate storytelling to improve blood pressure: a randomized trial, Thomas K. Houston, Jeroan J. Allison, Marc Sussman, Wendy Horn, Cheryl L. Holt, John Trobaugh, Maribel Salas, Maria Pisu, Yendelela L. Cuffee, Damien Larkin, Sharina D. Person, Bruce A. Barton, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Sandral Hullett

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The Art and Science of Patient Storytelling-Harnessing Narrative Communication for Behavioral Interventions: The ACCE Project, Thomas K. Houston, Andrea Cherrington, Heather L. Coley, Kimberly M. Robinson, John Trobaugh, Jessica H. Williams, Pamela H. Foster, Daniel E. Ford, Ben S. Gerber, Richard M. Shewchuk, and Jeroan J. Allison

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Provision of Fluoride Varnish to Medicaid-Enrolled Children by Physicians: The Massachusetts Experience, Inyang A. Isong, Hugh Silk, Sowmya R. Rao, James M. Perrin, Judith A. Savageau, and Karen Donelan

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What is Translational Research?, Catarina I. Kiefe

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Health, market forces, and debate in medical care: room for controversy, Catarina I. Kiefe and Jeroan J. Allison

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e-Prescribing and Patient Safety: Results From a Mixed Method Study, Kate L. Lapane, Molly E. Waring, Catherine Dube, and Karen L. Schneider

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Global TravEpiNet: a national consortium of clinics providing care to international travelers--analysis of demographic characteristics, travel destinations, and pretravel healthcare of high-risk US international travelers, 2009-2011, Regina C. LaRocque, Sowmya R. Rao, Jennifer S. Lee, Vernon Ansdell, Johnnie A. Yates, Brian S. Schwartz, Mark Knouse, John Cahill, Stefan Hagmann, Joseph Vinetz, Bradley A. Connor, Jeffery A. Goad, Alawode Oladele, Salvador Alvarez, William Stauffer, Patricia Walker, Phyllis Kozarsky, Carlos Frankco=Paredes, Roberta Dismukes, Jessica Rosen, Noreen A. Hynes, Frederique Jacquerioz, Susan McLellan, Devon Hale, Theresa Sofarelli, David A. Schoenfeld, Nina Marano, Gary Brunette, Emily S. Jentes, Emad Yanni, Mark J. Sotir, and Edward T. Ryan

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Improving care after myocardial infarction using a 2-year internet-delivered intervention: the Department of Veterans Affairs myocardial infarction-plus cluster-randomized trial, Deborah A. Levine, Ellen M. Funkhouser, Thomas K. Houston, Joe K. Gerald, Nancy Johnson-Roe, Jeroan J. Allison, Joshua S. Richman, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Geographic and demographic variability in 20-year hypertension incidence: the CARDIA study, Deborah A. Levine, Cora E. Lewis, O. Dale Williams, Monika M. Safford, Kiang Liu, David A. Calhoun, Yongin Kim, David R. Jacobs Jr., and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Racial/ethnic disparities in access to physician care and medications among US stroke survivors, Deborah A. Levine, M. V. Neidecker, Catarina I. Kiefe, S. Karve, L. S. Williams, and Jeroan J. Allison

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Prophylactic percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement in treatment of head and neck cancer: a comprehensive review and call for evidence-based medicine, Julie L. Locher, James A. Bonner, William R. Carroll, Jimmy J. Caudell, Jeanette N. Keith, Meredith L. Kilgore, Christine S. Ritchie, David L. Roth, Gabriel S. Tajeu, and Jeroan J. Allison

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Racial variation in willingness to trade financial resources for life-prolonging cancer treatment, Michelle Y. Martin, Maria Pisu, Robert A. Oster, Julie M. Urmie, Deborah Schrag, Haiden A. Huskamp, Jeannette Lee, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Mona N. Fouad

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30-year trends in heart failure in patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction, David D. McManus, Marcello Chinali, Jane S. Saczynski, Joel M. Gore, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Frederick A. Spencer, Darleen M. Lessard, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Recent trends in the incidence, treatment, and outcomes of patients with STEMI and NSTEMI, David D. McManus, Joel M. Gore, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Frederick A. Spencer, Darleen M. Lessard, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Thirty-year (1975 to 2005) trends in the incidence rates, clinical features, treatment practices, and short-term outcomes of patients [less than] 55 years of age hospitalized with an initial acute myocardial infarction, David D. McManus, Stephen M. Piacentine, Darleen M. Lessard, Joel M. Gore, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Frederick A. Spencer, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Socioeconomic status and polycystic ovary syndrome, Sharon Stein Merkin, Ricardo Azziz, Teresa E. Seeman, Ronit Calderon-Margalit, Martha L. Daviglus, Catarina I. Kiefe, Karen A. Matthews, Barbara Sternfeld, and David S. Siscovick

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Designing Interventions to Overcome Poor Numeracy and Improve Medication Adherence in Chronic Illness, Including HIV/Aids, John O. Moore, Edward W. Boyer, Steven Safren, Gregory K. Robbins, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Rochelle Rosen, Bruce A. Barton, and Frank Moss

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The Role of Toxicity-Related Regimen Changes in the Development of Antiretroviral Resistance, Christa R. Nevin, Jiatao Ye, Inmaculada B. Aban, Michael J. Mugavero, David Jackson, Hui-Yi Lin, Jeroan J. Allison, James L. Raper, Michael S. Saag, and James H. Willig

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Long-term Trends in Short-term Outcomes in Acute Myocardial Infarction, Hoa L. Nguyen, Jane S. Saczynski, Joel M. Gore, Molly E. Waring, Darleen M. Lessard, Jorge L. Yarzebski, George W. Reed, Frederick A. Spencer, Shu-Xia Li, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Venous thromboembolism in patients with reduced estimated GFR: a population-based perspective, Amisha M. Parikh, Frederick A. Spencer, Darleen M. Lessard, Catherine Emery, Ana Baylin, Crystal Linkletter, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Recent trends in the characteristics and prognosis of patients hospitalized with acute heart failure, David Park, David D. McManus, Chad E. Darling, Jordan H. Goldberg, Joel M. Gore, Darleen M. Lessard, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Venous thromboembolism in heart failure: preventable deaths during and after hospitalization, Gregory Piazza, Samuel Z. Goldhaber, Darleen M. Lessard, Robert J. Goldberg, Catherine Emery, and Frederick A. Spencer

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Cognitive Mapping Tobacco Control Advice for Dentistry: A Dental PBRN Study, Haiyan Qu, Thomas K. Houston, Jessica H. Williams, Gregg H. Gilbert, and Richard M. Shewchuk

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Electronic health records in small physician practices: availability, use, and perceived benefits, Sowmya R. Rao, Catherine M. DesRoches, Karen Donelan, Eric G. Campbell, Paola D. Miralles, and Ashish K. Jha

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Peginterferon with or without ribavirin has minimal effect on quality of life, behavioral/emotional, and cognitive outcomes in children, James R. Rodrigue, William Balistreri, Barbara Haber, Maureen M. Jonas, Parvathi Mohan, Jean P. Molleston, Karen F. Murray, Michael R. Narkewicz, Philip Rosenthal, Lesley J. Smith, Steven J. Lobritto, Kathleen B. Schwarz, Patricia R. Robuck, Bruce A. Barton, and Regino P. Gonzalez-Perez

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Professional values and reported behaviours of doctors in the USA and UK: quantitative survey, Martin Roland, Sowmya R. Rao, Bonnie Sibbald, Mark Hann, Stephen Harrison, Alex Walter, Bruce Guthrie, Catherine M. DesRoches, Timothy G. Ferris, and Eric G. Campbell

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The business case for quality improvement: oral anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation, Adam J. Rose, Dan R. Berlowitz, Arlene S. Ash, Al Ozonoff, Elaine M. Hylek, and Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert

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Prompt Repeat Testing After Out-of-Range INR Values: A Quality Indicator for Anticoagulation Care, Adam J. Rose, Elaine M. Hylek, Dan R. Berlowitz, Arlene S. Ash, Joel I. Reisman, and Al Ozonoff

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Risk-Adjusted Percent Time in Therapeutic Range as a Quality Indicator for Outpatient Oral Anticoagulation: Results of the Veterans Affairs Study To Improve Anticoagulation (VARIA), Adam J. Rose, Elaine M. Hylek, Al Ozonoff, Arlene S. Ash, Joel I. Reisman, and Dan R. Berlowitz

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Relevance of current guidelines for organizing an anticoagulation clinic, Adam J. Rose, Elaine M. Hylek, Al Ozonoff, Arlene S. Ash, Joel I. Reisman, Patricia P. Callahan, Margaret M. Gordon, and Dan R. Berlowitz

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Re-Examining the Recommended Follow-Up Interval after an In-Range INR Value: Results from the Veterans AffaiRs Study to Improve Anticoagulation (VARIA), Adam J. Rose, Al Ozonoff, Dan R. Berlowitz, Arlene S. Ash, Joel I. Reisman, and Elaine M. Hylek