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Selected Publications by MPCI Faculty


• Vestal RE, Gurwitz JH. Drugs in special populations: the elderly. In: Melmon and Morrelli’s Clinical Pharmacology: Basic Principles in Therapeutics, Fourth Edition. Melmon KL, Morrelli HF, Hoffman BB, Nierenberg DW, eds: McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York. 2000

• Zalenski RJ, Selker HP, Cannon CP, Farin HM, Gibler WB, Goldberg RJ, Lambrew CT, Ornato JP, Rydman RJ, Steele P. National Heart Attack Alert Program position paper: chest pain centers and programs for the evaluation of acute cardiac ischemia. Ann Emerg Med 2000:35:462-471.

• Barron HV, Rundle A, Gore JM, Gurwitz JH, Penney T. Intracranial hemorrhage rates and effect of immediate beta-blocker use in patients with acute myocardial infarction treated with tissue plasminogen activator. Am J Cardiology 2000;85:294-298.

Zapka JG, Simons-Morton DG, Oakes MJ, et al. Missed opportunities to impact fast response to AMI symptoms. Patient Educ Couns 2000;40 (1):67-82.

• Rochon PA, Gurwitz JH. Prescribing for elderly persons. JAMA 2000;283:339-340.

• Bohn RL, Gurwitz JH, Yeomans SM, Glynn RJ, Pasquale LR, Walker AM, Avorn J. Which patients are treated for glaucoma? An observational analysis. J Glaucoma 2000;9:38-44.

Mazor KM, Clauser BE, Cohen AJ, Alper EJ, Pugnaire MP. The dependability of students’ rating of preceptors. Academic Medicine 2000;74:(10 suppl):S19-21.

Gurwitz JH, Considerations in designing an ideal medication-use system: lessons from caring for the elderly. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2000;57:548-551.

Zapka JG, Pbert L, Stoddard AM, Ockene JK, Goins KV, Bonollo D. Smoking and pregnant women: survey of community health center providers. Am J Public Health 2000;90(1):78-84.

• Chan KA, Andrade SE, Boles M, Buist DSM, Chase GA, Donahue JG, Goodman MJ, Gurwitz JH, LaCroix AZ, Platt R. HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors and reduced risk of fracture among older women. The Lancet 2000;355:2185-2188.

• Dauerman HL, Yarzebski JL, Lessard D, Furman MI, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. Ten- year trends in the incidence, treatment and outcome of Q wave myocardial infarction: A population based perspective. Am J Cardiol 2000;86:730-735.

Andrade S, Gurwitz JH. Pharmacoepidemiology and the elderly. In: Crome P. Ford G, eds.; Imperial College Press, London, 2000.

Gurwitz JH, Rochon PA. Medication use in the elderly. In: Levkoff SE, Chee YK, eds Aging in Good Health: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Springer, New York, 2000

• Brass LM, Lichtman JH, Wang Y, Gurwitz JH, Radford MJ, Krumholz HM. Intracranial hemorrhage associated with thrombolytic therapy for elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction. Results from the Cooperative Cardiovascular Project. Stroke 2000;31:1802-1811.

Andrade SE, Gurwitz JH, Cernieux J, Fish LS. Evaluation of a formulary switch from conjugated to esterified estrogens in a managed care setting. Medical Care 2000;38:970-975.

Gurwitz JH, Field T, Avorn J, McCormick D, Jain S, Eckler M, Benser M, Edmonson AC, Bates DW. Incidence and preventability of adverse drug events in the nursing home setting. Am J Med 2000;109:87-94.

• Hedges JR, Feldman HA, Bittner V, Goldberg RJ, Zapka J. Osganian SK, Murray DM, Simons-Morton DG, Linares A, Williams J, Leupker RV, Eisenberg MS. Impact of community intervention to reduce patient delay time on use of reperfusion therapy for acute myocardial infarction. Rapid Early Action for Coronary Treatment (REACT) Academic Emerg Med 2000;7:862-872.

• Guadagnoli E, Soumerai SB, Gurwitz JH, Borbas C, Shapiro CL, Weeks JC, Morris N. Improving discussion of surgical treatment options for patients with breast cancer: local medical opinion leaders versus performance feedback. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 2000;61:171-175.

• Rochon PA, Tu JV, Anderson GM, Gurwitz JH, Clark JP, Lau P, Czalai JP, Sykora K, Naylor D. Less heart failure and equivalent 1-year survival for older people receiving low-dose beta-blocker therapy after myocardial infarction. The Lancet 2000;356:639-644.

Harrold LR, Gurwitz JH, Field TS, Andrade SE, Fish LS, Jarry PD, Yood R. The diffusion of a novel therapy into clinical practice: the case of sildenafil. Arch Intern Med 2000;160:3401-3405.

Stille CJ, Christison-Lagay J. Determining immunization rates for inner-city infants: statewide registry data vs. medical record review. American Journal of Public Health 2000;90:1613-1615.

• Bedell SE, Jabbour S, Goldberg R, Graboys TB, Ravid S, Glaser H, Gobble S, Young-Xu Y. Discrepancies in the use of medications: their extent and predictors in an outpatient practice. Arch Intern Med 2000;160:2129-2134.

• Brown AL, Mann NC, Daya M, Goldberg R, Meischke H, Taylor J, Smith K, Osganian S, Cooper L, for the Rapid Early Action for Coronary Treatment (REACT) Study. Demographic, belief and situational factors influencing the decision to utilize emergency medical services among chest pain patients. Circulation 2000;102:173-178.

Goldberg RJ. Monitoring trends in severity of acute myocardial infarction: Challenges for the next millennium. Am Heart J 2000;139:767-770.

• Thompson C, Yarzebski J, Goldberg RJ, Lessard D, Gore JM, Dalen JE. Changes over time (1975 – 1997) in the incidence and case-fatality rates of primary ventricular fibrillation complicating acute myocardial infarction: Perspectives from the Worcester Heart Attack Study. Am Heart J 2000;193:1014-1021.

Goldberg RJ, Goff D, Cooper L, Leupker RV, Zapka J, Bittner V, Osganian SK, Lessard D, Cornell C, Meshack A, Mann C, Gilliland J, Feldman H. Age, gender, and racial differences in symptom-presentation following acute coronary disease: The REACT Trial. Coronary Artery Disease 2000;11:399-408.

• Meischke H, Sellers D, Robbins ML, Goff DC, Daya M, Meshack A, Taylor J, Zapka J, Hand M. Factors that influence risk perceptions of an acute myocardial infarction. Behavioral Medicine 2000;26:4-13.

• Meischke H, Mitchell P, Zapka J, Goff D, Henwood D, Mann C, Lovell K, Taylor J, Stone E. The emergency department experience of chest pain patients and their intentions to delay care seeking for acute myocardial infarction. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing 2000;15:50-7.

• Luepker RV, Raczynski JM, Osganian S, Goldberg RJ, Finnegan JR, Hedges JR, Goff DC, Eisenberg MS, Zapka JG, Feldman HA, Labarthe DR, McGovern RG, Cornell CE, Proschan MA, Simmons-Morton DG, for the REACT Study Group. A trial to change patient delay and ambulance use in acute coronary disease: The REACT randomized community trial. JAMA 2000;284:60-67.

Zapka J, et al. Cancer control knowledge, attitudes and perceived skills among medical students. Journal of Cancer Education 2000;15:73-8.

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