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Selected Publications by MPCI Faculty


• Santopinto JJ, Fox KA, Goldberg RJ, Budaj A, Pinerol G, Avezum A, Gulba D, Esteban J, Gore JM, Johnson J, Gurfinkel EP. Creatinine clearance and adverse hospital outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes. Findings from the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE). Heart 2003;89:1003-8.

• Spencer FA, Gore JM, Yarzebski J, Lessard D, Jackson EA, Goldberg RJ. Trends (1986-1999) in the incidence and outcomes of in-hospital stroke complicating acute myocardial infarction (The Worcester Heart Attack Study). Am J Cardiol 2003;92:383- 388.

• Mehta RH, Dabbous OH, Granger CB, Kuznetsova P, Kline-Rogers EM, Anderson FA, Fox KA, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ, Eagle KA, for the GRACE Investigators. Outcomes of patients with acute coronary syndromes with prior and new-onset atrial fibrillation compared with those without any atrial fibrillation. Am J Cardiol 2003;92:1031-1036

• Spencer FA, Jabbour S, Lessard D, Yarzebski J, Ravid S, Zaleskas V, Hyder M, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. Two-decade-long trends (1975-1997) in the incidence, hospitalization, and long-term death rates associated with complete heart block complicating acute myocardial infarction: A community-wide perspective. Am Heart J 2003;145:500-7.

• Silvet H, Spencer F, Yarzebski J, Lessard D, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. Communitywide trends in the use and outcomes associated with beta blockers in patients with acute myocardial infarction. The Worcester Heart Attack Study. Arch Intern Med 2003;163:2175-2183.
• Granger CB, Goldberg RJ, Dabbous O, Pieper KS, Eagle KA, Cannon CP, Van de Werf F, Avezum A, Goodman SG, Flather MD, Fox KA, for the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) Investigators. Predictors of hospital mortality in the global registry of acute coronary events. Arch Intern Med 2003;163:2345-2353.

• Menon V, Lessard D, Yarzebski J, Furman M, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. Leukocytosis and adverse hospital outcomes after acute myocardial infarction. Am J Cardiol 2003;92:368-372.

• Moscucci M, Fox KA, Cannon CP, Klein W, Lopez-Sendon J, Montalescot G, White K, Goldberg RJ, for the GRACE Investigators. Predictors of major bleeding in acute coronary syndromes: The Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE). Eur Heart J 2003;24:1815-1223.

• Luepker RV, Apple FS, Christenson RH, Crow RS, Fortmann SP, Goff D, Goldberg RJ, Hand MM, Jaffe AS, Julian DG, Levy D, Manolio T, Mendis S, Mensah G, Pajak A, Prineas RJ, Reddy S, Roger VR, Rosamond WD, Shahar E, Sharrett AR, Sorlie P, Tunstall-Pedoe H. Case definitions for acute coronary heart disease in epidemiology and clinical research studies. A statement from the AHA Council on Epidemiology and Prevention; AHA Statistics Committee; World Heart Federation Council on Epidemiology and Prevention; the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Epidemiology and Prevention; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Circulation 2003;108:2543-2549.

• Young-Xu Y, Jabbour S, Goldberg R, Blatt CM, Graboys T, Bilchik B, Ravid S. Usefulness of statin drugs in protecting against atrial fibrillation in patients with coronary artery disease. Am J Cardiol 2003;92:1379-1383.

• Crowley A, Menon V, Lessard D, Yarzebski J, Jackson E, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. Sex differences in survival after acute myocardial in patients with diabetes (Worcester Heart Attack Study). Am Heart J 2003;146:824-31.

• Reinig M, Arcand P. Soto M, Yood R. An unusual case of ischemic bowel. Ann Intern Med 2003;139:604-605.

Mazor KM, Billings-Gagliardi S. Does reading about stroke increase stroke knowledge? The impact of different print materials. Patient Education and Counseling 2003;51; 207-215.

Stone S, Mazor KM, Devaney-O’Neil S, Starr S, Ferguson W, Wellman S, Jacobson E, Hatem D, Quirk ME. Development and implementation of an OSTE to evaluate feedback skills. Teaching and Learning in Medicine 2003;15:7-13.

• Schwartz CE, Mazor KM, Rogers HJ, Ma Y, Reed G. Validation of a new measure of concept of a good death. Palliative Care 2003;6:575-584.

• Jonassen JA, Mazor KM. Identification of physician and patient attributes that influence the likelihood of screening for intimate partner violence. Academic Medicine 2003;87:S20-S23.

• Pierluissi E, Fischer MA, Campbell A, Landefeld CS. Discussion of medical errors in morbidity and mortality conferences. JAMA 2003;290: 2838-2842.

Gurwitz JH, Field TS, Harrold LR, Rothschild J, Debellis K, Seger AC, Cadoret C, Fish LS, Garber L, Kelleher M, Bates DW. Incidence and preventability of adverse drug events among older persons in the ambulatory setting. JAMA 2003;289:1107- 1116.

Stille CJ, Primack WA, Savageau JA. Generalist-subspecialist communication for children with chronic conditions: a regional physician survey. Pediatrics 2003;112:1314-1320.

• Finkelstein JA, Stille CJ, Nordin J, et al. Decreasing antibiotic use among US children: The impact of changing diagnosis. Pediatrics 2003;112:620-627

Stille CJ, Korobov N, Primack WA. Generalist-subspecialist communication for children with chronic conditions: an analysis of physician focus groups. Ambulatory Pediatrics 2003;3:147-153.

Baldor RA. Anaphylaxis and anaphylactoid reactions. Family Medicine: Principles and Practice, 6th Edition. Taylor, ED. Springer-Verlag Publishers, NY 2003.

Baldor RA. Ethical considerations in disease management, a managed care perspective. Disease Management and Health Outcomes 2003;11;71-75.

• Chan KA, Truman A, Gurwitz JH, Hurley JS, Martinson B, Platt R, Everhart J, Moseley R, Terrault N, Ackerson L, Selby JV. A cohort study of the incidence of acute liver failure in diabetic patients treated with hypoglycemic agents. Arch Intern Med 2003;163:728-734.]

Harrold LR, Lessard D, Yarzebski J, Gurwitz JH, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. Age and sex differences in the treatment of patients with initial acute myocardial infarction: A community-wide perspective. Cardiology 2003;99:39-46.

Harrold LR, Andrade SE, Eisner M, Buist AS, Go A, Vollmer WM, Chan KA, Frazier EA, Weller PF, Wechsler ME, Davis KJ, Platt R. Identification of patients with Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) using automated data. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety Published online, 2003;DOI:10.1002/PDS.913.

Gurwitz JH. Testing medications in children. N Engl J Med 2003;348:763-4.

• Simon SR, Gurwitz JH. Drug therapy in the elderly: Improving quality and access. Clin Pharmacol Ther 2003;73:387-93.

Andrade SE, Donahue JG, Chan KA, Watson DJ, Platt R. Liver function testing in patients on HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 2003;12:307-313.

• Rochon PA, Gurwitz JH. Medication use. In: Hazzard WR, Blass JP, Halter JB, Ouslander JG, Tinetti ME, eds. Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 5th edition. McGraw-Hill, New York, NY 2003.

• Avorn J, Gurwitz JH, Rochon PA. Principles of Geriatric Pharmacology. In: Geriatric Medicine, Fourth Edition. Cassel, Cohen, Larson, Meier, Resnick, Rubenstein, Sorense, eds: Springer-Verlag, New York 2003.

Andrade SE, Majumdar SR, Chan KA, Buist DSM, Go AS, Goodman M, Smith DH, Platt R, Gurwitz JH. Low frequency of treatment of osteoporosis among postmenopausal women following a fracture. Arch Intern Med 2003;163:2052-2057.

Yood RA, Emani S, Reed JI, Lewis BE, Charpentier M, Lydick E. Compliance with pharmacologic therapy for osteoporosis. Osteoporosis International 2003;14:965-968.

Harrold LR, Esteban J, Lessard D, Gurwitz JH, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. Narrowing gender differences in procedural utilization in acute myocardial infarction: Insights from the Worcester Heart Attack Study. Journal of Gen Intern Med 2003;18:423-31.

• Philipp BL, Walsh K, Merewood A. When breastfeeding is beset by stormy seas. Contemporary Pediatrics 2003;8:112.

• Peschers UM, Du Mont J, Jundt K, Pfuertner M, Dugan E, Kindermann G. Prevalence of sexual abuse among women seeking gynecologic care in Germany. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2003;101:103-108.

• Rapp S, Espeland M, Hogan P, Jones B, Dugan E for the WHIMS investigators. Baseline experience with the Modified Mini Mental State Exam: The Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study (WHIMS). Aging and Mental Health 2003;7:217-223.

Dugan E, Bonds D. Explaining the lack of communication about falls and the fear of falling. Generations 2002-2003;26:48-52.

• Bland DR, Dugan E, Cohen SJ, Preisser J, Davis CC, McGann PE, Suggs PK, Pearce KF. The effects of implementation of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Urinary Incontinence Guidelines in Primary Care Practices. J Am Geriatr Soc 2003;51:979-984.

• Balkrishnan R, Dugan E, Comacho FT, Hall MA. Trust and satisfaction with physicians, insurers, and the medical profession. Medical Care 2003;41:1058-1064.

• Stuart B, Kamal-Bahl S, Lee E, Briesacher B, Zuckerman I, Verovsky I, Beers M, Audet A, Erwin G, Friedley N. New evidence on use of potentially harmful medications among elderly medicare beneficiaries. American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy 2003;1:61-74.

• Shea DG, Stuart BC, Briesacher B. Caught in between: Prescription drug coverage of Medicare beneficiaries near poverty. New York: The Commonwealth Fund, August 2003. http://www.cmwf.org/programs/medfutur/shea_caughtinbetween_ib_669.pdf

• Kamal-Bahl S, Doshi J, Stuart B, Briesacher B. Propoxyphene use by community- dwelling and institutionalized elderly Medicare Beneficiaries. Journal of American Geriatrics Society 2003;51:1099-1104.

• Lambrew J, Briesacher B. Medicare prescription drug legislation: What it means for rural beneficiaries. Washington DC: Center for American Progress, September 2003. http://www.gwhealthpolicy.org/downloads/ruralreport.pdf

• Gaskin D, Briesacher B. How do patterns of prescription drug coverage and use differ for white, African American, and Latino Medicare Beneficiaries Under 65 and 65+, Chartpack, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, http://www.kff.org/content/2003/6098/ July 2003.

• Stuart B, Singhal P, Doshi J, Briesacher B. Employer-sponsored health insurance and prescription drug coverage for new retirees: Dramatic declines in five years. Health Affairs, http://www.healthaffairs.org/WebExclusives/Stuart_Web_Excl_072303.htm (23 July 2003).

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