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Selected Publications by MPCI Faculty


• Rochon PA, Anderson GM, Tu JV, Gurwitz JH, Clark JP, Shear NH, Lau P. Age- and gender-related use of low-dose therapy: the need to manufacture low-dose therapy and evaluate the minimum effective dose. J Am Geriatr Soc 1999;47:954-959.

• Rochon PA, Anderson GM, Tu JV, Clark JP, Gurwitz JH, Szalai JP, Lau P, Use of beta-blocker therapy after acute myocardial infarction in Ontario. CMAJ 1999;161:1403-1408.

• McCormick D, Gurwitz JH, Lessard D, Yarzebski J, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. Use of aspirin, beta-blockers, and lipid lowering medications prior to recurrent acute myocardial infarction: Missed opportunities in prevention? Arch Intern Med 1999;159:561-567.

• Hedges J, Mann NC, Meischke H, Robbins M, Goldberg R, Zapka JG for the REACT Study Group. Assessment of chest pain onset and out-of-hospital delay using standardized interview questions. Acad Emer Med 1999;5:773-780.

• McCormick D, Gurwitz, JH, Goldberg R, Ansell J. Anticoagulation in the elderly. J Thrombosis and Thombolysis 1999;7:157-163.

Goldberg RJ, Gurwitz JH. Disseminating the results of clinical trials to community-based practitioners: Is anyone listening? Am Heart J 1999;137:4-7.

Zapka J, Estrabrook B, Gilliland J, et al. Health care providers’ perceptions on patient delay for seeking care for symptoms of acute myocardial infarction. Health Education and Behavior 1999;26(5):714-733.

Lasser D, Chuman A, Ferrara E, Gurwitz JH. Use of a mini-grant program to stimulate generalist training in a university community. Academic Medicine 1999;74(suppl 1): 530-535.

• Glynn RJ, Monane M, Gurwitz JH, Choodnovskiy I, Avorn J. Agreement between drug treatment and a discharge diagnosis of diabetes mellitus in the elderly. Am J Epidemiology 1999;149:541-549.

• McCormick D, Gurwitz JH, Savageau J, Yarzebski J, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. Differences in discharge medication after acute myocardial infarction in patients with HMO and fee-for-service medical insurance: A community-wide perspective. Journal of General Internal Medicine 1999;14:73-81.

Andrade SE, Gurwitz JH, Fish LS. The effect of an Rx-to-OTC switch on medication prescribing patterns and utilization of physician services: the case of H2-receptor antagonists. Medical Care 1999;37:424-430.

• Leviton LC, Finnegan JR, Zapka JG, Meischke H, Estrabrook B, Gilliland J, Linares A. Weitzman ER, Raczynski J, Sone E. Formative research methods to understand patient and provider responses to heart attack symptoms. Eval Program Plann 1999;22(4):385-397.

Field TS, Gurwitz JH, Glynn RJ, et al. The renal effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the elderly: Findings from the established populations for epidemiologic studies of the elderly, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 1999;47:507-511.

Zapka J. Finding common ground – health promotion in clinical practice. In Poland B, Green LW, Rootman I., eds Settings for Health Promotion: Linking Theory and Practice, Sage Publications 1999.

• Rochon PA, Gurwitz JH, Clark JP. Challenges of prescribing low-dose drug therapy for older people. CMAJ 1999;160:1029-1031.

Goldberg RJ, Konstam MA, Assessing the population burden from heart failure: Need for sentinel population-based surveillance systems. Arch Intern Med 1999;159:15-17.

Gurwitz JH, Rochon PA. Health care quality, the elderly patient, and the primary care physician. J Am Geriatr Soc 1999;47:1473-1474.

Goldberg RJ, Yarzebski J, Lessard D, Gore JM. A two-decades (1975 – 1995) long experience in the incidence, in-hospital and long-term case-fatality rates of acute myocardial infarction: A community-wide perspective. JACC 1999;33:1533-1539.

Goldberg RJ, Samad NA, Yarzebski J, Gurwitz J, Bigelow C, Gore JM. Temporal trends in cardiogenic shock complicating acute myocardial infarction. N Engl J Med 1999;340:1162-8.

Zapka JG, Fletcher K, Pbert L, Ockene J, Druker S. Pediatricians’ perceptions and practices: Tobacco intervention. Pediatrics 1999;103:Electronic.

• Raczynski JM, Finnegan JR, Zapka JG, Meischke H, Meshack A, Stone EJ, Bracht N, Sellers DE, Daya M, Robbins M, McAlister A, Simons-Morton D, REACT Theory-based intervention to reduce treatment-seeking delay for acute MI. Am J Prev Med 1999;16:325-334.

McCormick D, Fine MJ, Coley CM, Marrie TJ, Lave JR, Obrosky DS, Kapoor WN, Singer DE. Variation in length of hospital stay in patients with community-acquired pneumonia: are shorter stays associated with worse medical outcomes? American Journal of Medicine 1999;107:5-12.

Harrold L, Field TS, Gurwitz JH. A critical review of the literature examining generalist physicians and specialists in terms of knowledge, patterns of care and outcomes of care. J Gen Intern Med 1999;14:499-511.

• Soumerai SB, McLaughlin TJ, Gurwitz JH, Pearson S, Christiansen C, Borbas C, Morris N, McLaughlin B, Gao Xiaoming, Ross-Degnan D. Timeliness and quality of care for elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction under HMO vs. fee-for service insurance. Arch Intern Med 1999;159:2013-2020.

Goldberg RJ, Gurwitz JH, Gore JM. Duration of, and temporal trends (1994-1997) in, prehospital delay in patients with acute myocardial infarction: The Second National Registry of Myocardial Infarction. Arch Intern Med 1999;159:2141-2147.

• Glynn RJ, Monane M, Gurwitz JH, Choodnovskiy I, Avorn J. Aging, comorbidity and reduced rates of drug treatment for diabetes mellitus. J Clin Epidemiol 1999;52:781-790.

• Goff DC, Feldman HA, McGovern PG, Goldberg RJ, Simons-Morton DG, Cornell CE, Osganian SK, Cooper LS, Hedges JR. Prehospital delay in patients hospitalized with heart attack symptoms in the United States: The REACT Trial. Am Heart J 1999;138:1046-57.

• Rochon PA, Gurwitz JH. Prescribing for seniors: Too much medicine or too little? JAMA 1999;282:113-115.

• Pugnaire MP, Leong SL, Quirk ME, Mazor KM, Gray JM. The standardized family: Description and evaluation of an innovation in primary care education. Academic Medicine 1999;74 (1 suppl):S90-7.

• Spencer FA, Meyer TE, Goldberg RJ, Yarzebski J, Hatton M, Lessard D, Gore JM. Twenty year trends (1975-1995) in the incidence, in-hospital, and long-term death rates associated with heart failure complicating acute myocardial infarction: A community- wide perspective. J Am Coll Cardiol 1999;34:1378-87.

• Majumdar SR, Gurwitz JH, Soumerai SB. Undertreatment of hyperlipidemia in the secondary prevention of coronary artery disease. J Gen Intern Med 1999;12:711-717.

Goldberg RJ, Yarzebski JL. Coronary heart disease: Epidemiology, risk factors, and temporal trends. Chapter 1, pp. 3 –24. Lifestyle Medicine. Rippe JM, (Ed.) 1999. Blackwell Science Publishers.

• McLaughlin TJ, Gurwitz JH, Willison DJ, Gao X, Soumerai SB. Delayed thrombolytic treatment of elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction. J Am Geriatr Soc 1999;47:1222-1228.

• Weinreb L, Goldberg R, Lessard D, Perloff J, Bassuk E. HIV-risk practices among homeless and low-income housed mothers. J Fam Pract 1999;48:859-867.

• Barron HV, Rundle A, Gurwitz J, Tiefenbrunn A. Reperfusion therapy for acute myocardial infarction: Observations from the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction 2 (NRMI 2). Cardiology in Review 1999;7:156-160.

• O’Donnell CJ, Glynn RJ, Field TS, Averback R, Satterfield S, Friesenger GC 2nd, Taylor JO, Hennekens CH. Misclassification and under-reporting of acute myocardial infarction by elderly persons: implications for community-based observational studies and clinical trials. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 1999;52(8):745-51.

• Mukamal KJ, Mittleman MA, Maclure M, Sherwood JB, Goldberg RJ, Muller JE. Recent aspirin use is associated with smaller myocardial infarct size and lower likelihood of Q-wave infarction. Am Heart J 1999;137:1120-1128.

• Silliman RA, Prout MN, Field T, Kalish SC, Colton T. Risk factors for a decline in upper body function following treatment for early stage breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 1999;54:25-30.

Gurwitz JH, Goldberg RJ, Gore JM. Coronary thrombolysis: a double-edged sword? Ann Intern Med 1999;131:71.

• Jonassen JA, Pugnaire MP, Mazor KM, Regan MB, Jacobson EW, Gammon W, Doepel DG, Cohen AJ. Enhancing knowledge, attitudes and skills about domestic abuse through an interclerkship program: Long-term assessment of an undergraduate medical curriculum on family and domestic violence. Academic Medicine 1999;74 (7 suppl):821-8.

• Col NF, Pauker SG, Goldberg RJ, Eckman MH, Orr RK, Ross EM, Wong JB. Individualizing therapy to prevent the long-term consequences of estrogen deficiency in postmenopausal women. Arch Intern Med 1999;159:1458-1466.

Andrade SE, Saperia GM, Berger ML, Platt R. Effectiveness of antihyperlipidemic drug management in clinical practice. Clin Ther 1999;21:1973-1987.

Walsh K, Kelly C. Morrow A. Head Start: A settting for asthma outreach and prevention. Family Community Health 1999;22:28-37.

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