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Select Publications by MPCI Faculty

2008

• Davis RL, Rubanowice D, McPhillips H, Raebel MA, Andrade SE, Smith D, Yood MU, Platt R. Risks of congenital malformations and perinatal events among infants exposed to antidepressant medications during pregnancy. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2008;17:423.

• Aiyer M, Vu R, Ledford C, Fischer M, Durning S. The subinternship curriculum in internal medicine: A national survey of clerkship directors. TLM 2008;20:15106.

• Medina-Ramón M, Goldberg RG, Melly S, Mittleman MA, Schwartz J. Residential exposure to traffic-related air pollution and survival after heart failure. Environmental Health Perspectives 2008;168:425-430.

• Spencer FA, Gore JM, Lessard D, Douketis JD, Emery C, Goldberg RJ. Patient outcomes after deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism: the Worcester Venous Thromboembolism Study. Arch Intern Med 2008;168:425-430.

• Santolucito PA, Tighe DA, Lessard D, Ismailov RM, Gore JM, Yarzebski J, Goldberg RJ. Changing trends in the evaluation of ejection fraction in patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction: The Worcester Heart Attack Study. Am Heart J 2008;155:485-93.

Goldberg RJ, Goldberg JH, Pruell S, Yarzebski J, Lessard D, Spencer FA, Gore JM. Delays in seeking medical care in hospitalized patients with decompensated heart failure. Am J Med 2008;121:212-218.

Goldberg RJ, Ismailov RM, Patlolla V, Lessard D, Spencer FA. Therapies for acute heart failure in patients with reduced kidney function: A community-based perspective. Am J Kid Dis 2008;51:594-602.

• Avezum A, Piegasa L, Goldberg RJ, Brieger D, Stiles MK, Paolini R, Huang W, Gore JM. Magnitude and prognosis associated with ventribular arrhythmias in patients hospitalized with acute coronary syndromes (From the GRACE Registry) Am J Cardiol 2008;102:1577-1582.

• Goldman RE, Kingdon C, Wasser J,Clark MA, Goldberg RJ, Papandonatoes GD, Hawrot E, Koren G. Rhode Islanders’ attitudes toward the development of a statewide genetic biobank. Personalized Medicine 2008;5:339-359.

Saczynski JS, Yarzebski J, Lessard D, Spencer FA, Gurwitz JH, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. Trends in pre-hospital delay in patients with acute myocardial infarction: The Worcester Heart Atach Study. Am J Cardiol 2008;102:1589-1594.

Goldberg RJ, Spencer FA, Farmer C, Lessard D, Pezzella SM, Meyer T. Use of disease-modifying therapies in patients hospitalized with heart failure: A population- based perspective. Am J Med 2008;120:98.e1-8.

Andrade SE, Raebel MA, Brown J, Lane K, Livingston J, Boudreau D, Rolnick SJ, Roblin D, Smith DH, Dal Pan GJ, Scott PE, Platt R. Outpatient use of cardiovascular drugs. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2008;17:240-247.

• Briesacher BA, Andrade SE, Fouayzi H, Chan KA. Medication adherence across seven medical conditions. Pharmacotherapy 2008;28:437-443.

Andrade SE, Raebel MA, Brown J, Lane K, Livingston J, Boudreau D, Rolnick SJ, Roblin D, Smith DH, Willy ME, Staffa JA, Platt R. Use of antidepressant medications during pregnancy: a multi-site study. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;198:194.e1-5.

• Goff SL, Feld A, Andrade SE, Mahoney L, Beaton SJ, Boudreau DM, Davis RL, Goodman M, Hartsfield CL, Platt R, Roblin D, Smith D, Yood MU, Dodd K, Gurwitz JH. Use of administrative data to identify patients with irritable bowel syndrome. J Clin Epidemiol 2008;61:617-621.

• Newton KM, Buist DSM, Yu O, Hartsfield CL, Andrade SE, Wei F, Connelly MT, Chan KA. Hormone therapy initiation after the Women’s Health Initiative. Menopause 2008;15:487-493.

• Madden JM, Graves AJ, Zhang F, Adams AS, Briesacher BA, Ross-Degnan D, Gurwitz JH, Pierre-Jacques M, Safran DG, Adler GS, Soumerai SB. Cost-related medication nonadherence and spending on basic needs following implementation of Medicare Part D, JAMA. 2008;99:1922-1928.

• Aiello EJ, Buist DS, Wagner EH, Tuzzio L, Greene SM, Lamerato LE, Field TS, et al. Diffusion of aromatase inhibitors for breasts cancer therapy between 1996 and 2003 in the Cancer Research Network. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2008;107:397-403.

Field TS, Doubeni C, Fox MP, Buist DSM, Wei F, et al. Under utilization of surveillance mammography among older breast cancer survivors. J Gen Intern Med. 2008;23:158-163.

• Wolfstadt JI, Gurwitz JH, Field TS, Lee M, Kalkar S, Wu W, Rochon PA. The effect of computerized physician order entry with clinical decision support on the rates of adverse drug events: A systematic review. J Gen Intern Med 2008;23:451-458.

• Finkelstein JA, Huang SS, Rifas-Shiman S, Kleinman K, Stille CJ, Daniel J, et al. Impact of a 16-community randomized trial to promote judicious antibiotic use in Massachusetts. Pediatrics 2008;121: e15-23.

• Stille CJ, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman K, Kotch JB, Finkelstein JA. Physician responses to a community-level trial promoting judicious antibiotic use. Annals of Family Medicine 2008;6:206-12.

Yood RA, Mazor KM, Andrade SE, Emani S, Chan W, Kahler KH. Patient decision to initiate therapy for osteoporosis: The influence of knowledge and beliefs. J Gen Intern Med 2008;23:1815-1821.

• Antonelli RC, Stille CJ, Antonelli DA. Care coordination for children and youth with special health care needs: A descriptive, multi-site study of activities, personnel costs, and outcomes. Pediatrics 2008;122:e209-e216

• Durbin WJ, Stille CJ. Pneumonia. Pediatrics in Review 2008;29:47-58.

• Rochon PA, Normand SLT, Gomes T, Gill SS, Anderson GM, Melo M, Sykora K, Lipscombe L, Bell CM, Gurwitz JH. Antipsychotic therapy and short-term serious events in older adults with dementia. Arch Intern Med 2008;168:1090-6.

Doubeni CA, Li W, Fouayzi H, DiFranza JR. Perceived accessibility as a predictor of youth smoking. Ann of Fam Med 2008;6:323-30.

Harrold LR, Li W, Yood RA, Fuller J, Gurwitz JH. Indentification of patients with arthritis and arthritis-related limitation using administrative data. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice 2008;14:487-97.

• Go AS, Yang J, Gurwitz JH, Hsu J, Lane K, Platt R. Comparative effectiveness of different β-adrenergic antagonists on mortality among adults with heart failure in clinicalpractice. Arch Intern Med 2008;168:2415-2421.

• Go AS, Magid DJ, Wells B, Sung SH, Cassidy-Bushrow AE, Greenlee RT, Langer RD, Lieu TA, Margolis KL, Masoudi FA, McNeal CJ, Murata GH, Newton KM, Novotny R, Reynolds K, Roblin DW, Smith DH, Vupputuri S, White RE, Olson J, Rumsfeld JS, Gurwitz JH. The Cardiovascular Research Network: A new paradigm for c cardiovascular quality and outcomes research. Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2008;1:138- 147.

Field TS, Doubeni C, Fox MP, Buist DS, Wei F, Geiger AM, Quinn VP, Lash TL, Prout MN, Yood MU, Frost FJ, Silliman RA. Under-utilization of surveillance mammography among older breast cancer survivors. JGIM 2008;23:158-63.

Gurwitz JH, Field TS. Medication Errors. In: Hartzema B, Telson H, Chan KA, eds. Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management. Harvey Whitney Books Company. Cincinnati, OH 2008

• Owusu C, Buist DSM, Field TS, Lash TL, Thwin SS, Geiger AM, Quinn VP, Frost F, Prout M, Yood MU, Wei F, Silliman RA. Predictors of tamoxifen discontinuation among older women with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer. J Clinical Oncology 2008;26:549-555.

• Ulcickas Yood M, Owusu C, Buist DSM, Geiger AM, Field TS, et al. Mortality impact of less-than-standard therapy in older breast cancer patients. J Am Coll Surgeons 2008;206:66-75.

• Goff, SL, Mazor KM, Meterko V, Dodd K, Sabin J. Patients’ beliefs and preferences regarding doctors’ medication recommendations. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2008;23:236-241.

McLaughlin SE, Diener-West M, Indurkhya A, Rubin H, Heckmann R, Boyle MP. Improving transition from pediatric to adult cystic fibrosis care: Lessons from a national survey of current practices. Pediatrics 2008;1212:e1160-1166.

• MacDonald S, McLaughlin S, Levey E, Trachtenberg S. One family’s journey: Medical home and the network of supports it offers children and youth with special health care needs: The transition process continues. Exceptional Parent 2008; 38:60- 63.

Tjia J, Givens JL, Karlawish JH, Okoli-Umeweni A, Barg FK. Beneath the Surface: Discovering the unvoiced concerns of older adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Health Education Research 2008; 23:40-52.

Walsh KE, Landrigan CP, Adams WG, Vinci RJ, Chessare JB, Cooper MR, et al. Effect of computer order entry on prevention of serious medication errors in hospitalized children. Pediatrics 2008;121:e421-7.

• Seaver MR, Freund KM, Wright LM, Tjia J, Frayne SM. Healthcare Preferences Among Lesbians: A Focus Group Analysis. Journal of Women’s Health. 2008; 27: 215-225.

• Yang C, Wang X, Ding H. Is coronary artery disease a multifactorial inherited disorder with a sex-influenced trait? Med Hypotheses 2008;71:449-52.

• Wang X, Ding H. Alzheimer's disease: epidemiology, genetics, and beyond. Neurosci Bull. 2008 Mar;24:105-9.

• Pierre-Jacques M, Safran DG, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Adams AS, Gurwitz J, Rusinak D, Soumerai SM. Reliability of new measures of cost-related medication nonadherence. Med Care 2008;46:444-8.

Field TS, Rochon P, Lee M, Gavendo L, Subramanian S, Hoover S, Baril J, Gurwitz J. Costs associated with developing and implementing a computerized clinical decision support system for medication dosing for patients with renal insufficiency in the long- term care setting. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2008;15:466-472.

Mazor K, Gagliardi S, Fischer M. Initial acceptance of treatment with antihypertenseive medication: the importance of communication, trust and beliefs. Communication in Healthcare 2008;1:3

• Aiyer M, Appel J, Fischer M, et al. The role of the subinternship director in the 21st century. AJM 2008;121:733.7.

Tjia J, Micco EL, Armstrong KA. Interest in breast cancer chemoprevention among older women. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 2008;108:435-53.

• Leonard CE, Haynes K, Localio AR, Hennessy S, Tjia J, Cohen A, Kimmel SE, Feldman HI, Metlay JP. Diagnostic E-codes for commonly used, narrow therapeutic index medications poorly predict adverse drug events. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2008;61:561-571.

• Sard BE, Walsh KE, Doros G, Hannon M, Moschetti W, Bauchner H. A retrospective evaluation of a computerized physician order entry adaptation to prevent prescribing errors in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatrics 2008;122:782-7.

Walsh KE, Gurwitz JH. Abbreviations in medicine: Writing little and communicating less. Arch Dis Child 2008;93:816-817.

Walsh KE, Stille CJ, Mazor KM, Gurwitz JH. Using home visits to understand medication errors in children. Advances in Patient Safety: New directions and alternative approaches. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Pub. No. 08- 0034.

Fischer M, Harrell H, Haley H-L et al. Between two worlds: A multi-institutional qualitative analysis of students’ reflective writings on joining the medical profession. JGIM 2008;23:958-63.

• Aiyer M, Vu R, Ledford C, Fischer M, Durning S. The subinternship curriculum in internal medicine: A national survey of clerkship directors. TLM 2008;20:151-156.

• Alper E, Rosenberg E, O’Brien K, Fischer MA, Durning S. Patient safety education at US and Canadian Medical Schools: Results from the 2006 CDIM Survey. Academic Medicine 2009;84:1672-1676.

• Rochon PA, Tjia J, Gurwitz JH. Medication use. In: Hazzard WR, Blass JP, Halter JB, Ouslander JG, Tinetti ME, eds. Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 6th edition. McGraw-Hill, New York, NY (in press)

Gurwitz JH, Field TS. Patient safety concerns among older adults. In: Jha AK, Larizgoitia I, Bates DW (eds) Current Issues in Patient Safety: A Global Perspective World Alliance for Patient Safety / World Health Organization 2008


• Sirkin S, Facci Cali S, Keough ME. The roles of health professionals in post conflict situations. In Levy B, Sidel V, (eds.) War and Public Health. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Tjia J, Briesacher BA, Soumerai SB, Pierre-Jacques M, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Gurwitz JH. Medicare beneficiaries and free prescription drug samples: A national survey. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2008;23:709-14.

Tjia J, Briesacher BA. Prescription drug benefits and use of guideline recommended medications by elderly Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes mellitus. Journal of American Geriatrics Society 2008;56:1879-86.

Briesacher BA, Field TS, Baril J, Gurwitz JH. Can pay-for performance take nursing home care to the new level? Journal of American Geriatrics Society 2008;56:1937-9.

• Lau DT, Briesacher B, Mercaldo ND, Halpern L, Osterberg EC, Jarzebowski M, McKoy JM, Mazor K. Older patients' perceptions of medication importance and worth: An exploratory study. Drugs & Aging 2008;25:1061-75.

• Geiger AM, Buist DSM, Greene SM, Altschuler A, Field TS. Survivorship research based in integrated health care delivery systems: the Cancer Research Network. Cancer 2008;112;S2617-2626.

• Saczynski JS, Spencer FA, Gore JM, Gurwitz JH, Yarzebski J, Lessard D, Goldberg RJ. Twenty-year trends in the incidence rates of stroke complicating acute myocardial infarction: The Worcester Heart Attack Study. Archives of Internal Medicine 2008;168:2104-2110.

• Carlson MC, Saczynski JS, Rebok GW, Glass TA, Hill J, McGill S, Tielsch J, Zeger executive function and memory in older adults: Experience Corps®. The Gerontologist 2008;48:793-801.

Saczynski JS, Jonsdottir M, Sigurdsson S, Eiriksdottir G, Garcia, ME, Jonsson PV, Kjartansson O, van Buchem MA, Gudnason V, Launer LJ. White matter lesions and cognitive performance: The role of cognitively complex leisure activity. Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences 2008;63:848-54.

Goldberg RJ, Yarzebski J, Spencer FA, Zevallos JC, Lessard D, Gore JM. Thirty year trends (1975-2005) in the magnitude, patient characteristics, and hospital outcomes of patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by ventricular fibrillation: A community wide perspective. Am Heart J 2008;102:1595-1601.

Goldberg RJ, Spencer FA, Okolo J, Lessard D, Yarzebski J, Gore JM. Long-term trends (1986-2003) in the use of coronary reperfusion strategies in patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction in Central Massachusetts. Int J Cardiol 2008;131:83- 89.

Goldberg RJ, Kramer DG, Yarzebski J, Lessard D, Gore JM. Prehospital transport of patients with acute myocardial infarction: a community-wide perspective. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care 2008;37:266-274.

• 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 2008;132:66-74.

Field TS, Rochon PA, Lee M, Gavendo L, Subramanian S, et al. Costs associated with developing and implementing a computerized clinical decision support system for medication dosing for patients with renal insufficiency in the long-term care setting. JAMIA 2008;15:466-72.

• Hatem D, Mazor K, Fischer M, Philbin M, Quirk M. Applying patient perspectives on caring to curriculum development. Pt Educ Couns 2008;72:367-73.

Harrold LR, Li W, Yood RA, Fuller J, Gurwitz JH. Identification of patients with arthritis and arthritis-related functional limitation using administrative data. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice 2008;14:487-497.

Harrold LR, Liu NYN. Polyarteritis nodosa presenting as pancytopenia: Case report and review of the literature. Rheumatology International 2008;28:1049-1051.

Gurwitz JH, Field TS, Rochon P, Judge J, Harrold LR, Bell CM, Lee M, White K, LaPrino J, Erramuspe-Mainard J, DeFlorio M, Gavendo L, Baril J, Reed G, Bates DW. Effect of computerized provider order entry with clinical decision support on adverse drug events in the long-term care setting. J Am Geriatr Soc 2008;56:2225-33.

• Somkin CP, Altschuler A, Ackerson L, Tolsma D, Rolnick SJ, Yood R, Weaver WD, Von Worley A, Hornbrook M, Magid DJ, Go AS. Cardiology clinical trial participation in community-based healthcare systems: Obstacles and opportunities. Contemp Clin Trials 2008;29:646-53.

• Chen JLT, Sosnov J, Lessard D, Goldberg RJ. Impact of do-not-resuscitation orders on quality of care performance measures in patients hospitalized with acute heart failure. Am Heart J 2008;156:78-84.

• Nguyen HL, Lessard D, Spencer FA, Yarzebski J, Zevallos JC, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. Thirty year trends (1975-2005) in the magnitude and hospital death rates associated with complete heart block in patients with acute myocardial infarction: A population-based perspective. Am Heart J 2008;156:227-233.

• Spencer FA, Gore JM, Lessard D, Emery C, Pacifico L, Reed G, Gurwitz JH, Goldberg RJ. Venous thromboembolism in the elderly: A community-based perspective. Throm and Haemostasis 2008;100:780-788.

• DiBello JR, Kraft P, McGarvey ST, Goldberg R, Campos H, Bayline A. Comparison of 3 methods to identify dietary patterns associated with risk of disease. Am J Epidemiol 2008;168:1433-1443.

Saczynski JS, Spencer FA, Gore JM, Gurwitz JH, Yarzebski J, Lessard D, Goldberg RJ. Twenty-year trends in the incidence rates of stroke complicating acute myocardial infarction: The Worcester Heart Attack Study. Archives of Internal Medicine 2008;168:2104-2110.

Saczynski JS, Yarzebski J, Lessard D, Spencer FA, Gurwitz JH, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. Trends in pre-hospital delay in patients with acute myocardial infarction: The Worcester Heart Attack Study. American Journal of Cardiology 2008;102:1589-1594

Saczynski JS, Jonsdottir M, Garcia ME, Jonsson PV, Peila R, Kjartansson O, Eiriksdottir G, Olafsdottir E, Gudnason V, Harris T, Launer LJ. Cognitive impairment: An increasingly important complication of type 2 diabetes. The Age Gene Environment Susceptibility Reykjavik Study (AGES- Reykjavik). American Journal of Epidemiology 2008;168:1132-1139.

• Carlson MC, Saczynski JS, Rebok GW, Glass TA, Hill J, McGill S, Tielsch J, Zeger S, Seeman T, & Fried LP. Exploring the effects of an “everyday” activity program on executive function and memory in older adults: Experience Corps®. The Gerontologist 2008;48:793-801.

Mazor KM, Fischer MA and Billings-Gagliard S. Initial Acceptance of treatment with antihypertensive medication: The importance of communication, trust and beliefs. Journal of Communication in Healthcare. 2008;1: 311-323.

• Quirk M, Mazor KM, Haley HL, Philbin M, Fischer M, Sullivan K, Hatem D. How patients perceive a doctor's caring attitude. Patient Education and Counseling 2008;72:359-66.

• Sabin JE, Mazor KM, Meterko V, Goff SL, Comparing drug effectiveness at health plans: The ethics of cluster randomized trials. Hastings Center Report 2008;38:39-48.

Mazor KM, Canavan C, Farrell M, Margolis MJ, Clauser BE. Collecting validity evidence for an assessment of professionalism: Findings from think-aloud interviews. Academic Medicine 2008;83:S9-12.

• Hatem D, Mazor KM, Fischer M, Philbin M, Gleich G, Blount A, Forster R, Quirk ME. Applying patient perspectives on caring to curriculum development. Patient Education and Counseling 2008;72:367-73.


• Lau DT, Briesacher B, Mercaldo ND, Halpern L, Osterberg EC, Jarzebowski M, McKoy JM, Mazor K. Older patients' perceptions of medication importance and worth: An exploratory study. Drugs & Aging 2008;25:1061-75.

Briesacher BA, Field TS, Baril J, Gurwitz JH. Can pay-for performance take nursing home care to the next level? J Am Geriatr Soc 2008;56:1937-9.

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