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Andrade SE, McPhillips H, Loren D, Raebel MA, Lane K, Livingston J, Boudreau DM, Smith DH, Davis RL, Willy ME, Platt R. Antidepressant medication use and r risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2009;18:246-252.

• Brown JS, Kulldorff M, Petronis KR, Reynolds R, Chan KA, Davis RL, Graham D, Andrade SE, Raebel MA, Herrinton L, Roblin D, Boudreau D, Smith D, Gurwitz JH, Gunter MJ, Platt R. Early adverse drug event signal detection within population- based health networks using sequential methods: Key methodologic considerations. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2009;18:226-234.

Saczynski JS, Siggurdsson S, Jonsson PV, Eiriksdottir G, Olafsdottir E, Kjartansson O, Harris TB, van Buchem MA, Gudnason V, Launer LJ. Glycemic status and brain injury in older persons: The age gene/environment susceptibility – Reykjavik Study. Diabetes Care 2009;32:1608-1613.

Doubeni CA, Li W, Fouayzi H, DiFranza JR. Perceived accessibility of cigarettes among youth: a prospective cohort study. Am J Prev Med 2009;36:239-42.

• McManus M, Fox H, Limb S, Arango P, Armstrong P, Azizkhan R, Behrman R, Chesney R, Grover A, Gupta VB, Jewett E, Jones MD, Kim WJ, Lewy J, Lighter D, Mulvey H, Pan R, Schwartz R, Sia C, Stille C, Stockman J, Tait V, Tonniges T, Willson P. New workforce, practice, and payment reforms essential for improving access to pediatric subspecialty care within the medical home. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 2009;163:200-202

Stille CJ, Frantz, J, Vogel, LC, Lighter, D. Building communication between professionals at children’s specialty hospitals and the medical home. Clinical Pediatrics 2009;48:661-673.

• Stille CJ. The role of communication, co-management, and collaborative care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN). Pediatric Annals 2009;38:498-504.

Harrold LR, Andrade SE. Medication adherence of patients with selected reheumatic conditions: A systematic review of the literature. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism 2009;38:396-402.

• Thomson MS, Gruneir A, Lee M, Baril J, Field TS, Gurwitz JH, Rochon PA. Nursing time devoted to medication administration in long-term care: clinical safety, and resource implications. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009;57:266-272.

Harrold LR, Andrade SE. Medication adherence of patients with selected rheumatic conditions: A systematic review of the literature. Semin Arthritis Rheum 2009;38:396- 402.

• Greenberg JD, Harrold LR, Campbell MJ, Kremer J, Reed G, Strand V. Evaluation of composite measures of treatment response without acute phase reactants in an observational cohort of rheumatoid arthritis patients. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2009;48:686-90.

Saczynski JS, Sigurdsson S, Jonsdottir MK, Eiriksdottir G, Jonsson PV, Garcia ME, Kjartansson O, Lopez O, van Buchem MA, Gudnason V, Launer LJ. Cerebral infarcts and cognitive performance: Importance of location and number of infarcts. The Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility – Reykjavik Study. Stroke 2009;40:677-682.

• Wasser K. Goldberg RJ, Spencer FA, Yarzebski J, Gore JM. Multi-decase long trends (1986-2005) in the utilization of coronary reperfusion and revascularization treatment strategies in patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction: A community-wide perspective. Coronary Artery Dis 2009;20:71-80.

• Floyd DC, Yarzebski J, Spencer FA, Lessard D, Dalen JE, Alpert JS, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. A 30 year perspective (1975-2005) into the changing landscape of patients hospitalized with initial acute myocardial infarction: Worcester Heart Attach Study. Cir Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2009;2:88-95.

• Yarzebski J. Granillo E, Spencer FA, Lessard D, Gurwitz JH, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. Changing trends (1986-2003) in the use of lipid lowering medication in patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction: A community-based perspective. Int J Cardiol 2009;132:66-74.

Goldberg RJ, Spencer FA, Fos KAA, Brieger D, Steg PG,Gurfinkel E, Dedrick R, Gore JM. Pre-hospital delay in patients with acute coronary syndromes (from the GRACE Registry). Am J Cardiol 2009;103:598-603.

Goldberg RJ, Spencer FA, Gore JM, Lessard D, Yarzebski J. Thirty year trends (1975-2005) in the magnitude of, management of, and hospital death rates associated with cardiogenic shock in patients with acute myocardial infarction: A population- based perspective. Circulation 2009;119:1211-1219.

Goldberg RJ. To the Framingham Data, Turn, Turn, Turn. (Editorial) Circulation 2009;119:1189-1191.

• Buhaescu I, Williams A, Yood R. Rare manifestations of Churg-Strauss syndrome: Coronary tery vasospasm, temporal artery vasculities, and reversible monocular blindness - a case report. Clin Rheumatol 2009;28:231-3.

Mazor KM, Dodd K, Kunches L. Communicating hospital infection data to the public: A study of consumer responses and preferences. American Journal of Medical Quality 2009;24:108-115.

Mazor KM, Goff SL, Dodd K, Alper EJ. Understanding patients’ perceptions of medical errors. Journal of Communication in Healthcare. 2009;2:34-46.

Walsh KE, Dodd KS, Seetharaman K, Roblin DW, Herrinton LJ,Von Worley A. Usmani GN,

• Baer D, Gurwitz JH. Medication errors among adults and children with cancer in the outpatient setting. J Clin Oncol 2009;27:891-6.

Harrold LR, Andrade SE. Medication adherence of patients with selected rheumatic conditions: A systematic review of the literature. Semin Arthritis Rheum 2009;38:396- 402.

• Chipkin SR, Goldberg RJ. Obesity surgery and diabetes: Does a chance to cut mean a chance to cure? Am J Med 2009;22:205-206.

• Spodick DH, Ariyarajah V, Goldberg RJ. Interatrial block: Correlation with P- terminal force. Clin Cardiol 2009;32:181-182.

• Herman M, Donovan J. Tran M, McKenna B, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ, Tighe DA. Use of beta-blockers and effects on heart rate and blood pressure post-acute coronary syndromes: Are we on target? Am Heart J 2009;158:378-85.

Briesacher BA, Andrade SE, Fouayzi H, Chan KA. Medication adherence and the use of generic drug therapies. Am J Manag Care 2009;15:450-6.

Harrold LR, Andrade SE, Briesacher BA, Raebel MA, Fouayzi H, Yood RA, Ockene IS. Adherence with urate-lowering therapies for the treatment of gout. Arthritis Res Ther 2009;11:R46.

• Ahern TP, Bosco JLF, Silliman RA, Ulcickas Yood M, Field TS, Wei F, Lash TL. Potential misinterpretations caused by collapsing upper categories of comorbidity indices: An illustration from a cohort of older breat cancer survivors. Clinical Epidemiol. 2009;1:93-100.

Tjia J, Bonner A, Briesacher BA, McGee S, Terrill E, Miller K. Medication discrepancies upon hospital to skilled nursing facility transitions. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2009;24:630-635.

Briesacher BA, Soumerai SB,Field TS, Fouayzi H, Gurwitz JH. Nursing home residents and enrollment in Medicare Part D. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009;57:1902-7.

Briesacher BA, Field TS, Baril J, Gurwitz JH. Pay-for-performance in nursing homes: A review of the literature. Health Care Financing Review 2009;30:1-13.

Tjia J, Mazor KM, Field T, Meterko V, Spenard A, Gurwitz JH. Nurse-physician communication in the long-term care setting: Perceived barriers and impact on patient safety. J Patient Saf 2009;5:145-152.

• Buist DS, Chubak J, Prout M, Hood MU, Bosco IL, Thwin SS, Gold HT, Owusu C, Field TS, Quinn VP, Wei F, Silliman RA. Referral, receipt, and completion of chemotherapy in patients with early-stage breast cancer older than 65 years and at high risk of breast cancer recurrence. J Clin Oncol 2009;27:4508-14.

• Gold HT, Thwin SS, Buist DS, Field TS, Wei F, et al. Delayed radiotherapy for breast cancer patients in integrated delivery systems. Am J Manag Care 2009;15:785-9.

Field TS, Rochon P, Lee M, Gavendo L, Baril JL, Gurwitz JH. Computerized clinical decision support during medication ordering for long-term care residents with renal insufficiency. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2009;16:480-485.

Fischer MA, Keough ME, Baril J, Saccoccio L, Mazor K, Ladd E, Von Worley A, Gurwitz JH. Prescribers and pharmaceutical reporesentatives: Why are we still meeting? J Gen Intern Med 2009;24:795-801.

Saczynski JS, Darling CE, Spencer FA, Lessard D, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. Clinical features, treatment practices, and outcomes of older patients hospitalized with decompensated heart failure. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009;57:1587-1594.

Saczynski JS, McManus D, Zhou Z, Spencer F, Yarzebski J, Lessard D, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. Trends in atrial fibrillation complicating acute myocardial infarction. American Journal of Cardiology 2009;104:169-174.

• Palm WM, Saczynski JS, van der Grond J, Sigurdsson S, Kjartansson O, Jonsson PV, Eiriksdottir G, Gudnason V, Admiraal-Behloul F, Launer LJ, van Buchem MA, for the AGES-Reykjavik Study. Ventricular dilation: Association with gait and cognition. Annals of Neurology 2009;66:485-493.

Goldberg RJ, Darling C, Joseph B, Saczynski J, Chinali M, Lessard D, Pezzella S, Spencer FA. Epidemiology of decompensated heart failure in a single community in the northeastern USA. American Journal of Cardiology 2009;104:377-382.

• Joffe SW, Chalian A, Tighe DA, Aurigemma GP, Yarzebski J, Gore JM, Lessard D, Goldberg RJ. Trends in the use of echocardiography and left ventriculography to assess left ventricular ejection fraction in patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction. Am Heart J 2009;158;185-192.

• von Klot S, Gryparis A, Tonne C, Yanosky J, Coull BA, Goldberg RJ, Lessard D, Melly SJ, Suh HH, Schwartz J. Elemental carbon exposure at residence and survival after acute myocardial infarction. Epidemiol 2009;20:547-554.

• Joffe SW, Ferrara J, Chalian A, Tighe DA, Aurigemma GP, Goldberg RJ. Are ejection fraction measurements by echocardiography and left ventriculography equivalent? Am Heart J 2009;158:496-502.

• Tonne C, Yanosky J, Gyrparis A, Melly S, Mittleman M, Goldberg R, von Klot S, Schwartz J. Traffic particles and occurrence of acute myocardial infarction: A case- control analysis. Occup Environ Med 2009;66:797-804.

• Spencer FA, Emery C, Joffe SW, Pacifico L, Lessard D, Reed G, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. Incidence rates, clinical profile, and outcomes of patients with venous thromboemlolism. The Worcester VTE Study. J Thromb Thombolysis 2009;28:401- 209.

• Fitzgibbons TP, Hardy OT, Lessard D, Gore JM, Yarzebski J, Goldberg RJ. Body mass index, treatment practices and mortality in patients with acute heart failure. Coronary Artery Dis 2009;20:536-543.

• Goodman SG, Huang W, Yan AT, Budaj A, Kennelly BM, Gore JM, Fox KA, Goldberg RJ, Anderson FA, for the expanded Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE). The expanded Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events: Baseline characteristics, management practices, and hospital outcomes of patients with acute coronary syndromes. Am Heart J 2009;158:193-2021.

Mazor KM, Dodd K. A qualitative study of consumers’ views on public reporting of healthcare associated infections. American Journal of Medical Quality 2009;24:412- 418.

• Gagliardi SB, Mazor KM. Effects of review on medical students’ recall of different types of neuroanatomical content. Academic Medicine 2009;84:s34-s37.

Mazor KM, Sabin JE, Goff SL, Smith DH, Rolnick S, Roblin D, Raebel MA, Herrinton LJ, Gurwitz JH, Boudreau D, Meterko V, Dodd KS, Platt R. Cluster randomized trials to study the comparative effectiveness of therapeutics: stakeholders’ concerns and recommendations. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 2009;18:554-561.

Doubeni CA, Layeimo AO, Reed G, Field TS, Fletcher R. Socioeconomic and racial trends in patterns of colorectal cancer testing among Medicare enrollees 2000 – 2005. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2009;18:2170-2175.

Walsh KE, Ettinger WH, Klugman RA. Physician quality officer: A new model for engaging physicians in quality improvement. Am J Med Quality 2009;24:295-301.

• Mitchell R, Regan-Smith M, Fischer M, Knox I, Lambert D. Cognitive behavior survey-residency level (rCBS): A measure of the cognitive, metacognitive, and experiential aspects of resident learning. Academic Medicine 2009;84:918-926.

Briesacher B, Ross-Degnan D, Adams A, Wagner A, Gurwitz J, Soumerai S. A new measure of medication affordability. Soc Work Public Health 2009;24:600-12.

Fischer SH, Tjia J, Field TS. Impact of health information technology interventions to improve medication laboratory monitoring for ambulatory patients: A systematic review. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2009;17:631-636.

Kanaan AO, Al-Homsi SA. Heparin induced thrombocytopenia; Pathophysiology, diagnosis and review of pharmacotherapy. J Pharm Pract 2009;22:14-157.

• Wang CY, Baldwin LM, Saver BG, Dobie SA, Green PK, Cai Y, Klabunde CN. The contribution of longitudinal comorbidity measurements to survival analysis. Med Care 2009;47:813-21.

Saver BG, Dobie S, Green PK, Wang CY, Baldwin LM. No pain, but no gain? The disappearance of angina hospitalizations 1992 – 1999. Med Care 2009;47:1106-10.

Waring ME, Roberts MB, Parker DR, Eaton CB. Documentation and management of overweight and obesity in primary care. J Am Board of Fam Med 2009;22:544 – 552.

Briesacher BA, Ross-Degnan D, Adams AS, Wagner AK, Gurwitz JH, Soumerai SB. A new measure of medication affordability. Soc Work Public Health 2009;24:600 – 12.

Harrold LR, Andrade SE. Medication adherence of patients with selected rheumatic conditions: A systematic review of the literature. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism 2009;38:396-402.

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