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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Correlation of trabeculae and papillary muscles with clinical and cardiac characteristics and impact on cmr measures of LV anatomy and function, Michael L. Chuang, Philimon Gona, Gilion L.T.F. Hautvast, Carol J. Salton, Susan J. Blease, Susan B. Yeon, Marcel Breeuwer, Christopher J. O'Donnell, and Warren J. Manning

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Overweight, Obesity, and Weight Change Among Incarcerated Women, Jennifer G. Clarke and Molly E. Waring

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Recent trends in post-discharge mortality among patients with an initial acute myocardial infarction, Andrew H. Coles, Kimberly A. Fisher, Chad E. Darling, David D. McManus, Oscar Maitas, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Joel M. Gore, Darleen M. Lessard, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Racial/ethnic and gender differences in the association between self-reported experiences of racial/ethnic discrimination and inflammation in the CARDIA cohort of 4 US communities, Timothy J. Cunningham, Teresa E. Seeman, Ichiro Kawachi, Steven L. Gortmaker, David R. Jacobs Jr., Catarina I. Kiefe, and Lisa F. Berkman

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International trends in pancreatic cancer incidence and mortality rates, Wilfredo E. DeJesus-Monge and Bruce A. Barton

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Using bootstrap to compare the validity of PRO measures in discriminating among CKD patients, Nina Deng and John E. Ware Jr.

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Broadly reactive antibodies specific for Plasmodium falciparum MSP-119 are associated with the protection of naturally exposed children against infection, Arlene E. Dent, Ann M. Moormann, Christopher T. Yohn, Rhonda J. Kimmel, Peter Odada Sumba, John Vulule, Carole A. Long, David L. Narum, Brendan S. Crabb, James W. Kazura, and Daniel J. Tisch

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Contribution of behavioral risk factors and obesity to socioeconomic differences in colorectal cancer incidence, Chyke A. Doubeni, Jacqueline M. Major, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Mario Schootman, Ann G. Zauber, Albert R. Hollenbeck, Rashmi Sinha, and Jeroan J. Allison

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Detecting Graded Exposure Effects: A Report on an East Boston Pregnancy Cohort, Hua Julia Fang, Vanja Dukic, Kate E. Pickett, Lauren Wakschlag, and Kimberly Andrews Espy

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Impact of cross-calibration methods on the interpretation of a treatment comparison study using 2 depression scales, Herbert Felix Fischer, Inka Wahl, Herbert Fliege, Burghard F. Klapp, and Matthias S. F. Rose

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A novel process for integrating patient stories into patient education interventions: incorporating lessons from theater arts, Gemmae M. Fix, Thomas K. Houston, Massachusetts Department of Veterans Affairs, Laura Wexler, Natasha Cook, Julie E. Volkman, and Barbara G. Bokhour

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Beyond joint implant registries: a patient-centered research consortium for comparative effectiveness in total joint replacement, Patricia D. Franklin, Jeroan J. Allison, and David C. Ayers

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FORCE-TJR: Innovative design for a national TJR comparative effectiveness research database, Patricia D. Franklin, Jeroan J. Allison, Wenjun Li, Leslie R. Harrold, Bruce A. Barton, Benjamin Snyder, Milagros C. Rosal, Norman Weissman, John E. Ware Jr., and David C. Ayers

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Disparities by race, ethnicity, and sex in treating acute coronary syndromes, Karen M. Freund, Alice K. Jacobs, Julie A. Pechacek, Hilary F. White, and Arlene S. Ash

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Adverse effects of smoking on postoperative outcomes in cancer patients, Csaba Gajdos, Mary T. Hawn, Elizabeth J. Campagna, William G. Henderson, Jasvinder A. Singh, and Thomas K. Houston

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Language, Duration of United States Residency, and Leisure Time Physical Activity Among Women from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), Ronnesia B. Gaskins, Monica L. Baskin, and Sharina D. Person

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Community trends in the use and characteristics of persons with acute myocardial infarction who are transported by emergency medical services, Robert J. Goldberg, Julie Lamusta, Chad E. Darling, Matthew DeWolf, Jane S. Saczynski, Darleen M. Lessard, Jeanine Ward, and Joel M. Gore

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Web-based smoking cessation intervention that transitions from inpatient to outpatient: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial, Kathleen F. Harrington, Julie A. McDougal, Maria Pisu, Bin Zhang, Rajani S. Sadasivam, Thomas K. Houston, and William C. Bailey

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Enhancing medical students' communication skills: development and evaluation of an undergraduate training program, Maria C. Hausberg, Anika herert, Corinna Kroger, Monika Bullinger, Matthias S. F. Rose, and Sylke Andreas

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Leukoaraiosis predicts poor 90-day outcome after acute large cerebral artery occlusion, Nils Henninger, Eugene Lin, Stephen P. Baker, Ajay K. Wakhloo, Deepak Takhtani, and Majaz Moonis

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Through the lens of implementation science: next steps in understanding the significance of organizational justice, Timothy P. Hogan

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Discriminating clinical features of heart failure with preserved vs. reduced ejection fraction in the community, Jennifer E. Ho, Philimon Gona, Michael J. Pencina, Jack V. Tu, Peter C. Austin, Ramachandran S. Vasan, William B. Kannel, Ralph B. D'Agostino, Douglas S. Lee, and Daniel Levy

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Risk-assessment models for predicting venous thromboembolism among hospitalized non-surgical patients: a systematic review, Wei Huang, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Frederick A. Spencer, Alexander S. Gallus, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Dental Practice Implementation of a Point of Care Electronic Referral System for Patients Who Smoke: A Dental PBRN Study, Judith Huff-Shack, Heather L. Coley, Thomas K. Houston, Jessica H. Williams, Anne Hubbell, Rajani S. Sadasivam, Ellen M. Funkhouser, Gregg H. Gilbert, and Midge N. Ray

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Survey shows that at least some physicians are not always open or honest with patients, Lisa I. Iezzoni, Sowmya R. Rao, Catherine M. DesRoches, Christine Vogeli, and Eric G. Campbell

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Identifying major hemorrhage with automated data: results of the veterans affairs study to improve anticoagulation (VARIA), Guneet K. Jasuja, Joel I. Reisman, Donald R. Miller, Dan R. Berlowitz, Elaine M. Hylek, Arlene S. Ash, Al Ozonoff, Shibei Zhao, and Adam J. Rose

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Pegylated interferon for chronic hepatitis C in children affects growth and body composition: results from the pediatric study of hepatitis C (PEDS-C) trial, Maureen M. Jonas, William Balistreri, Regino P. Gonzalez-Peralta, Barbara Haber, Steven J. Lobritto, Parvathi Mohan, Jean P. Molleston, Karen F. Murray, Michael R. Narkewicz, Philip Rosenthal, Kathleen B. Schwarz, Bruce A. Barton, John A. Shepard, Paul D. Mitchell, and Christopher Duggan

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Dietary patterns of women are associated with incident abdominal obesity but not metabolic syndrome, Ruth W. Kimokoti, Philimon Gona, Lei Zhu, P. K. Newby, Barbara E. Millen, Lisa S. Brown, Ralph B. D'Agostino, and Teresa T. Fung

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Patterns of weight change and progression to overweight and obesity differ in men and women: implications for research and interventions, Ruth W. Kimokoti, P. K. Newby, Philimon Gona, Lei Zhu, Catherine McKeon-O'Malley, J. Pablo Guzman, Ralph B. D'Agostino, and Barbara E. Millen

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Gender Differences in the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence in Korean Americans, Sun Kim, (Julia) Hua Fang, Joseph R. DiFranza, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Grace X. Ma

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Pre-travel health care of immigrants returning home to visit friends and relatives, Regina C. LaRocque, Bhushan R. Deshpande, Sowmya R. Rao, Gary W. Brunette, Mark J. Sotir, Emily S. Jentes, and Edward T. Ryan

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MedTxting: learning based and knowledge rich SMS-style medical text contraction, Feifan LIu, Soheil Moosavinasab, Thomas K. Houston, and Hong Yu

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Gastrostomy tube placement and use in patients with head and neck cancer, Julie L. Locher, James A. Bonner, William R. Carroll, Jimmy J. Caudell, Meredith L. Kilgore, Christine S. Ritchie, David L. Roth, Gabriel S. Tajeu, Ya Yuan, and Jeroan J. Allison

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Genome-wide association study of intelligence: additive effects of novel brain expressed genes, Sandra K. Loo, Corina Shtir, Alysa E. Doyle, Eric Mick, James J. McGough, James McCracken, Joseph Biederman, Susan L. Smalley, Rita M. Cantor, Stephen V. Faraone, and Stanley F. Nelson

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Progression of female reproductive stages associated with bipolar illness exacerbation, Wendy K. Marsh, Terence A. Ketter, Sybil L. Crawford, Julia V. Johnson, Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers, and Anthony J. Rothschild

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Admission Hyperglycemia in Setting of Acute Heart Failure is Associated with Increased In-hospital Mortality Among Patients without Diabetes, Nicholas J. Maselli, Chad E. Darling, David D. McManus, Darleen M. Lessard, Robert J. Goldberg, and Jane S. Saczynski

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Longitudinal study of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: methods and clinical characteristics of patients receiving implantable cardioverter-defibrillators for primary prevention in contemporary practice, Frederick A. Masoudi, Alan S. Go, David J. Magid, Andrea E. Cassidy-Bushrow, Jonathan M. Doris, Frances Fiocchi, Romel J. Garcia-Montilla, Karen A. Glenn, Robert J. Goldberg, Nigel Gupta, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Stephen C. Hammill, John J. Hayes, Nicholas Jackson, Alan Kadish, M. Lauer, Allison W. Miller, D. Multerer, Pamela N. Peterson, Liza M. Reifler, K. Reynolds, Jane S. Saczynski, Claudio Schuger, Param P. Sharma, David H. Smith, M. Suits, Shih-Hsien Sung, Paul D. Varosy, Humberto J. Vaidaillet, and Robert T. Greenlee

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Incidence, prognosis, and factors associated with cardiac arrest in patients hospitalized with acute coronary syndromes (the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events Registry), David D. McManus, Farhan Aslam, Parag Goyal, Robert J. Goldberg, Wei Huang, and Joel M. Gore

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Trends in atrial fibrillation in patients hospitalized with an acute coronary syndrome, David D. McManus, Wei Huang, Kunal V. Domakonda, Jeanine Ward, Jane S. Saczynski, Joel M. Gore, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Multiple cardiovascular comorbidities and acute myocardial infarction: temporal trends (1990-2007) and impact on death rates at 30 days and 1 year, David D. McManus, Hoa L. Nguyen, Jane S. Saczynski, Mayra Tisminetzky, Peter Bourell, and Robert J. Goldberg

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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