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Accomplishments and Impacts Newsletter March-June 2014

Policy and Practice Impacts

Sameer Saini and Eve Kerr's work on colorectal cancer screening quality measures that take into account a patient’s health status, as well as their age, has been featured on Newswise, the ASCO Post and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System website. This work was also summarized in a publication brief for leadership by the VA Center for Information Dissemination and Education Resources (CIDER).

The Editors of NEJM Journal Watch Psychiatry have chosen Kara Zivin's June 2013 article on high dose citalopram use as one of the 10 top psychiatry stories in 2013.


Vineet Chopra has been awarded the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Michigan’s Frank J. McDevitt, DO Excellence in Research Award, which recognizes research that contributes to improving health and medical care in Michigan. Vineet received this recognition for his study that was published in The Lancet last May showing that commonly used peripherally inserted central catheters increase risk of blood clots in ICU, cancer and hospitalized patients.

Jack Iwashyna was awarded the Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship Outstanding Educator Award for 2014.

The Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), Council has selected Jeffrey Kullgren to receive the Milton W. Hamolsky - Junior Faculty Award for his abstract entitled “Financial Incentives for Completion of Fecal Occult Blood Tests among Veterans: A 2-Stage Pragmatic Cluster Randomized, Controlled Trial”. This abstract was rated as one of the top three abstracts presented by junior faculty at the Society’s April 2014 meeting.


Angela Fagerlin has been named one of "25 Champions of Shared Decision Making" by to the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation in recognition of her work testing methods for communicating the risks and benefits of treatment options to patients.

Rodney Hayward has been inducted into the Association of American Physicians (AAP), the goals of which are to pursue medical knowledge and advance basic and clinical science and their application to clinical medicine.

Helen Kales and her Program for Positive Aging (PPA) colleagues have been asked to serve as AgingCare Experts for the website They will be sharing information about managing later-life mental and cognitive health disorders to enhance the PPA’s mission as a national resource for older adults and their caregivers. The first post can be found here.

Amy Kilbourne was appointed Director of the VA’s Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) program. Founded in 1998, the mission of QUERI is to improve care for Veterans through the implementation of research into practice.

Ken Langa has been elected to the 2014 class of new members of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ACSI). ASCI is comprised of more than 3,000 physician-scientists from all medical specialties who are elected to the society for their outstanding records of scholarly achievement in biomedical research before the age of 50.

John McCarthy was appointed Director of the Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center (SMITREC), in the Office of Mental Health Operations, VA Central Office. OMHO’s mission is to support Veterans through program evaluation and quality improvement.

Brahmajee Nallamothu has been named to lead the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) Data & Methods Hub.

Caroline Richardson has accepted a position as Associate Editor for the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM).

In the News

The work of Vineet Chopra on the dangers of “alarm fatigue” in hospitals, was featured on the Science World Report site. The study calls for a redesign of the hospital alarm system that takes into account the gravity of the situation and can lead to less noise.

Sarah Hawley's study concluding that most women who have a double mastectomy have a very low risk of developing cancer in the healthy breast was featured on the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center website.

Jack Iwashyna explained the rise in septicemia and the findings of the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation (CHRT) Issue Brief to the Grand Rapids Press. This work was also featured in the Detroit Free Press

Recent work by Helen Kales and Maria Silveira was featured in the Discoveries and Publications section of the Internal Medicine Newsletter.

Jeremy Sussman was quoted in the March 2014 AARP Bulletin discussing the lack of evidence to support the utility of routine yearly physical examinations.

National Conference Presentations

  • Damschroder L, Goodrich D, Holleman R, Kim M, Richardson C. Association of mental health diagnoses with weight loss in the ASPIRE Trial. Oral presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Philadelphia, PA, April 24, 2014
  • Damschroder L, Reardon C, Sperber N, Fickel J, Oddone E. Partnered evaluation of the Telephone Lifestyle Coaching (TLC) program in VA. Poster presentation. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, CA, June 9, 2014
  • Damschroder L, Robinson C, Francis J, Hofer T, Bentley D, Krein S, Rosland AM, Kerr E. Bringing performance measurement into the age of patient-centered care. Oral presentation. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, CA, June 8, 2014
  • Emeott AA, Holtz B, Morrish W, Davis J, Krein S. Implementation of a nurse navigator program in a large Veterans Affairs Health System. Poster presentation. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. San Diego, CA, June 10, 2014
  • Ertl K, Makki F, Hughes M, Youles B, Damschroder L, Reardon C, Havens K, Richardson C, Moin T. Evaluation of a web-based diabetes prevention program for women Veterans. Poster presentation. VA HSR&D Partnerships for Research & Care of Women Veterans Conference: Building the Evidence Base for Clinical and Policy Action. Washington DC, August 1, 2014
  • Forman J, Harrod M, Robinson CH, Rosland AM, Saffar D, Greenstone CL, Tremblay AS, Kerr EA. Patient preferences for access and continuity of care in a Patient-Centered Medical Home. Poster presentation. Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 25, 2014
  • Goodrich D, Borrelli B, Michie S, Damschroder LJ. Systematic fidelity assessment to develop more effective behavioral interventions for routine care settings. Oral presentation. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. Philadelphia, PA, April 24, 2014
  • Govani SM, Higgins PDR, Stidham RW, Waljee AK. Increased ultraviolet light exposure protects against inpatient mortality in patients with a primary diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection. Poster presentation. Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL, May 3, 2014
  • Govani SM, Waljee AK, Stidham RW, Higgins PDR. Infliximab reduces 90 day colectomy rate versus cyclosporine for acute severe ulcerative colitis. Poster presentation. Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL, May 4, 2014
  • Hou J, Shakhatreh MH, Richardson P, Waljee AK, Khan N, El-Serag H. Dysplasia detection in surveillance colonoscopy in a national cohort of Veterans with inflammatory bowel disease. Poster presentation. Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL, May 6, 2014
  • Iwashyna T. Rescue management of refractory hypoxemia. Oral presentation. University of Manitoba Critical Care Medicine Fellows Teaching Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, February 25, 2014
  • Iwashyna T. Is there a morbidity/mortality trade-off in hospital care for severe sepsis? Very preliminary results. Oral presentation-University of Manitoba Critical Care Research Work-in Progress. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada February 25, 2014
  • Iwashyna T. The old man’s friend no more: disability and cognitive decline after infection. Oral presentation. University of Manitoba Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, February 25, 2014
  • Iwashyna T. At the edge of the evidence: practicing critical care in the real world. Oral presentation. American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Diego, CA, May 17, 2014
  • Iwashyna T. Case vignettes in critical care II. Poster presentation. American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Diego, CA, May 17, 2014
  • Iwashyna T. Sepsis: care models and outcomes. Poster presentation. American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Diego, CA, May 17, 2014
  • Iwashyna T. Who are the new Veterans? Oral presentation. American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Diego, CA, May 19, 2014
  • Kerr EA, Holleman R, Klamerus ML, Saini SD, Vijan S, Sussman J, Hofer T. Failing to choose wisely: lack of treatment de-intensification in older patients with diabetes. Oral presentation. Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 23, 2014
  • Kolbe MS, Waljee AK, Weismann A, Saini SD. The Impact of potential PPI harms on self-reported PPI prescribing: a national survey of physicians. Poster presentation. Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL, May 5, 2014
  • Krein SL, Bohnert A, Kim M, Harris ME, Richardson CR. Opioid use and walking among patients with chronic low back pain. Poster presentation. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, CA, June 10, 2014
  • Kullgren JT, Dicks TN, Fu X, Tzanis GL, Tobi M, Marcus SC. Financial Financial incentives for completion of fecal occult blood tests among Veterans: a 2-stage pragmatic cluster randomized, controlled trial. Oral presentation. Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 24, 2014
  • Mack M, Viglianti E, Chase V, Manojlovich M, Conroy M, Belanger K, Zawol D, Corr K, Fowler KE. Using A3 lean methodology to improve the stat medication process. Oral presentation. Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March 26, 2014
  • Meddings J, Saint S, Fowler K, Gaies E, Bernstein SJ. Refined appropriateness criteria for urinary catheters in hospitalized patients. Poster presentation. Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March 25, 2014
  • Meier A, Yopp A, Kandunoori P, Waljee AK, Marrero JA, Singal AG. Poor quality of life in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma associated with worse prognosis. Poster presentation. Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL, May 5, 2014
  • Hou J, Shakhatreh MH, Richardson P, Waljee AK, Khan N, El-Serag H. Dysplasia detection in surveillance colonoscopy in a national cohort of Veterans with inflammatory bowel disease. Poster presentation. Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL, May 6, 2014
  • Robinson C, Harrod M, Forman J, Tremblay A, Kerr E, Rosland AM. Challenges to increasing access and continuity in a large academic medical center implementing PCMH. Poster presentation. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, CA, June 10, 2014
  • Stidham RW, Lee T, Higgins PDR, Deshpande AR, Sussman DA, Singal AG, Elmunzer BJ, Saini SD, Vijan S, Waljee AK. Systematic review with network meta-analysis: the efficacy of anti-TNF agents for the treatment of Crohn’s disease. Poster presentation. Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL, May 3, 2014
  • Tannaz M, Makki F, Weinreb JE, Steinle N, Billington CJ, Havens K, Yancy W, Maciejewski ML, Damschroder L, Richardson CR. The Burden of pre-diabetes among overweight and obese Veterans: understanding prevalence of disease and merits of routine screening. Poster presentation. Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research (MCDTR), Ann Arbor, MI May 22, 2014
  • Zivin K, Pfeiffer PN, Bohnert ASB, Ganoczy D, Blow FC, Nallamothu BK, Kales HC. Is the FDA warning against prescribing citalopram at doses exceeding 40mg warranted? Oral presentation. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, New York City, NY, May 5, 2014

Grants Submitted

PI: Amy Bohnert, IIR
Title: Primary care intervention to reduce prescription opioid overdoses
Team members: Matthew Bair (Indianapolis), Frederic Blow, Michael Clay, Dara Ganoczy, Mark Ilgen, Paul Pfeiffer, Maria Silveira, Maureen Walton

PI: Matt Davis, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Title: ACHIEVE - Accelerate Culture of Health through Innovative Education and Value Experiences
CCMR Team members: Michele Heisler, Jack Iwashyna, Rod Hayward

PI: Sonia Duffy, IIR
Title: Comparative outcomes of pharmacologic treatment for Veteran smokers
Team members: Paul Barnett (Palo Alto), Kipling Bohnert, Hyungjin Myra Kim, Paul Pfeiffer, Scott Sherman (New York Harbor), Kara Zivin, Andrea Waltje

PI: Angela Fagerlin, IIR
Title: Using health informatics to improve prostate cancer patient decision making
Team members: Kristin Lynn Chrouser (Minneapolis), Laura Damschroder, Sarah Hawley, Muta Issa (Atlanta), Stacy Loeb (New York), Danil Makarov (New York), Michael Risk (Minneapolis), Ted Skolarus, Sandeep Vijan

PI: Mark Ilgen, IIR
Title: Facilitating use of the Veterans Crisis Line in high-risk patients
Team members: Amy Bohnert, Peter Britton (Canandaigua), Stephen Chermack, Jane Forman, Paul Pfeiffer, E. Brooke Pope (Battle Creek)

PI: Jeffery Kullgren, CDA
Title: Improving Veteran engagement in diabetes prevention
Team members: Lawrence An, Laura Damschroder, Angela Fagerlin, Jane Forman, Michele Heisler, Erin Krupka, Vijay Nair, Caroline Richardson, Bradley Youles, Brian Zikmund-Fisher

PI: Lillian Min, IIR
Title: Assessing hypertension care for aged Veterans: balancing risks and benefits
Team members: Neil Alexander, Laura Damschroder, Timothy Hofer, Rob Holleman, Eve Kerr, Hyungjin Myra Kim, Mandi Klamerus, Kenneth Langa

PI: Paul Pfeiffer, IIR
Title: Incorporating treatment outcomes into quality measurement of depression care
Team members: Dara Ganoczy, Jennifer Henry, Timothy Hofer, Hyungjin Myra Kim, Nicolle Marinec, John Piette, Marcia Valenstein, Sandeep Vijan, Kara Zivin

PI: Philip Schoenfeld, IIR
Title: 2-day vs 1-day bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy in high-risk patients
Team members: Jason Dominitz (Puget Sound), Hyungjin Myra Kim, Julie Lowery, Stacy Menees, Sameer Saini, Erika Trumble

PI: Maria Silveira, HSR&D Pilot
Title: MEMS monitoring and reminders for improving oral chemotherapy adherence
Team members: D’Andra Featherstone, Betsy Paul, Lindsay Street

PI: Sandeep Vijan, IIR
Title: Long-term mortality risk prediction in VHA
Team members: Satinder Baveja, Douglas Bentley, Hyungjin Myra Kim, Sameer Saini, Jeremy Sussman, Akbar Waljee, Wyndy Wiitala, Matthew Zawistowski, Kara Zivin

PI: Kara Zivin, IIR
Title: VA response to guidance regarding risks of psychotropic medication use
Team members: Molly Harrod, Jennifer Henry, Hyungjin Myra Kim, Paul Pfeiffer, Anne Sales, Marcia Valenstein

Grants Funded

PI: John Piette, IIR
Title: Patient-centered pain care using artificial intelligence and mobile health tools
Team members: Mark Ilgen, Sarah Krein, Caroline Richardson, Alicia Heapy, Robert Kerns, Cynthia Brandt

PI: Ann Marie Rosland, IIR
Title: Engaging Veterans and family supporters in pact to improve diabetes management
Team members: John Piette, Eve Kerr, Michele Heisler, Ranak Trivedi, Jane Forman

PI: Jeremy Sussman, CDA
Title: Implementation research of benefit-based treatment for cardiovascular disease
Team members: Angela Fagerlin, Rod Hayward, Eve Kerr, Sarah Krein

PI: Sarah Hawley, American Cancer Society
Title: Population based study of breast cancer decision support networks
Team members: Steven Katz, Nancy Janz, Jennifer Griggs, Yun Li, Rose Juhaz, Alex Jeanpierre, Rebecca Morrison, Kevin Ward (Emory University), Ann Hamilton (USC)

Papers Published

Arnold SV, Spertus JA, Nallamothu BK. The hostile heart: anger as a trigger for acute cardiovascular events. Eur Heart J. 2014 Mar 3. [Epub ahead of print]

Arthur AE, Peterson KE, Shen J, Djuric Z, Taylor JM, Hebert JR, Duffy SA, Peterson LA, Bellile EL, Whitfield JR, Chepeha DB, Schipper MJ, Wolf GT, Rozek LS. Diet and proinflammatory cytokine levels in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Cancer. 2014 May 15.

Alyeshmerni D, Nallamothu BK, Haft J. Massive intracardiac thromboembolism following spinal surgery. Eur Heart J. 2014 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Barnes DE, Beiser AS, Lee A, Langa KM, Koyama A, Preis SR, Neuhaus J, McCammon RJ, Yaffe K, Seshadri S, Haan MN, Weir DR. Development and validation of a brief dementia screening indicator for primary care. Alzheimers Dement. 2014 Feb 1. pii: S1552-5260(13)02940-3. [Epub ahead of print]

Bohnert KM, Ilgen MA, McCarthy JF, Ignacio RV, Blow FC, Katz IR. Tobacco use disorder and the risk of suicide mortality. Addiction. 2014 Jan;109(1):155-62.

Bonar EE, Cunningham RM, Chermack ST, Blow FC, Barry KL, Booth BM, Walton Mazzarelli. Prescription drug misuse and sexual risk behaviors among adolescents and emerging adults. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2014 Mar;75(2):259-68.

Burns PB, Kim HM, Gaston RG, Haase SC, Hammert WC, Lawton JN, Merrell GA, Nassab PF, Yang LJ, Chung KC. Predictors of functional outcomes after simple decompression for ulnar neuropathy at the elbow: a multicenter study by the SUN Study Group. J Cancer Surviv. 2013 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Chen LM, Norton EC, Langa KM, Le S, Epstein AM. Geographic variation in out-of-pocket expenditures of elderly medicare beneficiaries. J Am Geriatr Soc 2014 May 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Chen JW, Rubenstein JH. Care continuity and care coordination: what counts? Gastroenterology. 2014 May;146(5):1415-6. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2014.03.027. Epub 2014 Mar 22.

Chin DL, Duffy SA, Hong O. Knowledge of occupational chemical exposure and smoking behavior in korean immigrant drycleaners J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Feb 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Choi H, Schoeni RF, Langa KM, Heisler MM. Spouse and child availability for newly disabled older adults: socioeconomic differences and potential role of residential proximity. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2014 Mar 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Chopra V, McMahon LF Jr. Redesigning hospital alarms for patient safety: alarmed and potentially dangerous. JAMA. 2014 Mar 3. [Epub ahead of print]

Chopra V, Ratz D, Kuhn L, Lopus T, Lee A, Krein S. Enhancing patient-centered care: SGIM and choosing wisely. J Thromb Haemost. 2014 Mar 10 [Epub ahead of print]

Chopra V, Wijeysundera DN. The right time and "Pl ACE": Optimal management of perioperative angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. J Hosp Med. 2014 May;9(5):334-6.

Corsello PM, Micic D, Rao K, Waljee AK. Challenges in the diagnosis of Clostridium Difficile infection. Gastroenterology. 2014 Apr 22. pii: S0016-5085(14)00539-3. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2014.04.013. [Epub ahead of print]

Cotts T, Nallamothu BK, Kay J. GUCH/ACHD: what is required of the newest field of medicine? Eur Heart J. 2014 Mar;35(11):673-9.

Crowley MJ, Holleman R, Klamerus ML, Bosworth HB, Edelman D, Heisler M. Factors associated with persistent poorly controlled diabetes mellitus: clues to improving management in patients with resistant poor control. MChronic Illn. 2014 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Czyz EK, Bohnert AS, King CA, Price AM, Kleinberg F, Ilgen MA. Self-efficacy to avoid suicidal action: factor structure and convergent validity among adults in substance use disorder treatment. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2014 May 12.

Dimagno MJ, Wamsteker EJ, Maratt J, Rivera MA, Spaete JP, Ballard DD, Elmunzer BJ, Saini SD. Do larger periprocedural fluid volumes reduce the severity of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis? Pancreas. 2014 Apr 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Duffy SA, Ronis DL, Karvonen-Gutierrez CA, Ewing LA, Dalack GW, Smith PM, Carmody TP, Hicks T, Hermann C, Reeves P, Flanagan P. Effectiveness of the Tobacco Tactics program in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Ann Behav Med. 2014 May 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Ederhof M, Chen LM. Critical access hospitals and cost shifting. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jan;174(1):143-4.

Esterson YB, Carey M, Piette JD, Thomas N, Hawkins M. . A systematic review of innovative diabetes care models in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014 Feb;25(1):72-93.

Flanders SA, Saint S. Measuring pneumonia-related mortality using administrative data: coding and consequences. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Mar 18;160(6).

Flanders SA, Saint S. Why does antimicrobial overuse in hospitalized patients persist? JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Mar 4. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.897. [Epub ahead of print]

Forman J, Harrod M, Robinson C, Annis-Emeott A, Ott J, Saffar D, Krein SL, Greenstone CL. First things first: foundational requirements for a medical home in an academic medical center. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Apr 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Gatwood J, Balkrishnan R, Erickson SR, An LC, Piette JD, Farris KB. Addressing medication nonadherence by mobile phone: development and delivery of tailored messages. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2014 Feb 5.

Girotra S, Nallamothu BK, Chan PS. Using risk prediction tools in survivors of in-hospital cardiac arrest. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2014 Mar;16(3):457.

Govani SM, Guentner AS, Waljee AK, Higgins PD. Risk stratification of emergency room patients with crohn's disease could reduce computed tomography use by nearly half. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Mar 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Govani SM, Metko V, Rubenstein JH. Prevalence and risk factors for heterotopic gastric mucosa of the upper esophagus among men undergoing routine screening colonoscopy. Dis Esophagus. 2014 Apr 24. doi: 10.1111/dote.12221. [Epub ahead of print]

Govindan S, Iwashyna TJ, Watson SR, Hyzy RC, Miller MA. Issues of survivorship are rarely addressed during intensive care unit stays: baseline results from a statewide quality improvement collaborative. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Mar 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Hayward, R. Moneyball, gambling, and the new cholesterol guidelines. JCirc Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 Mar 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Iwashyna TJ, Angus DC. Declining case fatality rates for severe sepsis: good data bring good news with ambiguous implications. JAMA. 2014 Mar 18. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.2639. [Epub ahead of print]

Jagsi R, Hawley ST, Abrahamse P, Li Y, Janz NK, Griggs JJ, Bradley C, Graff JJ, Hamilton A, Katz SJ. Impact of adjuvant chemotherapy on long-term employment of survivors of early-stage breast cancer.Cancer. 2014 Apr 28. doi: 10.1002/cncr.28607. [Epub ahead of print]

Jagsi R, Huang G, Griffith K, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Janz NK, Griggs JJ, Katz SJ, Hawley ST. Attitudes toward and use of cancer management guidelines in a national sample of medical oncologists and surgeons. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Feb 1;12(2):204-12.

Jagsi R, Pottow JA, Griffith KA, Bradley C, Hamilton AS, Graff J, Katz SJ, Hawley ST. Long-term financial burden of breast cancer: experiences of a diverse cohort of survivors identified through population-based registries. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Mar 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Jeger R, Jaguszewski M, Nallamothu BN, Lüscher TF, Urban P, Pedrazzini GB, Erne P, Radovanovic D; AMIS Plus Investigators. Acute multivessel revascularization improves 1-year outcome in ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a nationwide study cohort from the AMIS Plus registry. Int J Cardiol. 2014 Mar 1;172(1):76-81.

Jordan N, Sohn MW, Bartle B, Valenstein M, Lee Y, Lee TA. Association between chronic illness complexity and receipt of evidence-based depression care. Med Care. 2014 Mar;52 Suppl 3:S126-31.

Kahn JM, Cicero BD, Wallace DJ, Iwashyna TJ. Adoption of ICU telemedicine in the United States. Crit Care Med. 2014 Feb;42(2):362-8.

Kales HC, Gitlin LN, Lyketsos CG; the Detroit Expert Panel on the Assessment and Management of the Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia. Management of neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia in clinical settings: recommendations from a multidisciplinary expert panel. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Mar 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Kelley AS, Langa KM, Smith AK, Cagle J, Ornstein K, Silveira MJ, Nicholas L, Covinsky KE, Ritchie CS. Leveraging the health and retirement study to advance palliative care research. J Palliat Med. 2014 Apr 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Lee J, Shih R, Feeney K, Langa KM. Gender disparity in late-life cognitive functioning in India: findings from the longitudinal aging study in India. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2014 Mar 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Levine DA, Langa KM, Rogers MA. Acute infection contributes to racial disparities in stroke mortality. Neurology. 2014 Feb 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Lieber SR, Mantengoli E, Saint S, Fowler KE, Fumagalli C, Bartolozzi D, Magistri L, Niccolini F, Bartoloni A. The effect of leadership on hand hygiene: assessing hand hygiene adherence prior to patient contact in 2 infectious disease units in Tuscany. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Mar;35(3):313-6.

Lin GA, Fagerlin A. Shared decision making: state of the science. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 Feb 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Lindquist LA, Covinsky K, Langa KM, Petty BG, Williams BC, Kutner JS. Making general internal medicine research relevant to the older patient with multiple chronic comorbidities. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Feb 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Liu V, Lei X, Prescott HC, Kipnis P, Iwashyna TJ, Escobar GJ. Hospital readmission and healthcare utilization following sepsis in community settings. J Hosp Med. 2014 Apr 4.[Epub ahead of print]

Martinez CH, Moy ML, Nguyen HQ, Cohen M, Kadri R, Roman P, Holleman RG, Myra Kim H, Goodrich DE, Giardino ND, Richardson CR. Taking Healthy Steps: rationale, design and baseline characteristics of a randomized trial of a pedometer-based internet-mediated walking program in Veterans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. BMC Pulm Med. 2014 Feb 3;14(1):12. [Epub ahead of print]

Martinez CH, St Jean BL, Plauschinat CA, Rogers B, Beresford J, Martinez FJ, Richardson CR, Han MK. Internet access and use by COPD patients in the national Emphysema/COPD Association survey. BMC Pulm Med. 2014 Apr 22;14(1):66.

McMahon LF Jr, Beyth RJ, Burger A, Chopra V, Feldstein D, Korenstein D, Subramanian U, Sussman J, Petty B, Tice J. Enhancing patient-centered care: SGIM and choosing wisely. Gen Intern Med. 2014 Mar;29(3):432-3.

Menees SB, Elliott E, Govani S, Anastassiades C, Judd S, Urganus A, Boyce S, Schoenfeld P. The impact of bowel cleansing on follow-up recommendations in average-risk patients with a normal colonoscopy. Am J Gastroenterol. 2014 Feb;109(2):148-54

Menees SB, Kim HM, Wren P, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Elta GH, Foster S, Korsnes S, Graustein B, Schoenfeld P.Patient compliance and suboptimal bowel preparation with split-dose bowel regimen in average-risk screening colonoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Mar 13.

Naveed M, Waljee AK, Singal AL. Predictive models for hepatocellular carcinoma. Gastroenterology. 2014 Mar 22. pii: S0016-5085(14)00375-8. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2014.03.026. [Epub ahead of print]

Nicholas LH, Bynum JP, Iwashyna TJ, Weir DR, Langa KM. Advance directives and nursing home stays associated with less aggressive end-of-life care for patients with severe dementia. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Apr;33(4):667-74.

Nicklett EJ, Heisler ME, Spencer MS, Rosland AM. Direct social support and long-term health among middle-aged and older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2013 Nov;68(6):933-43. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbt100. Erratum in: J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2014 Mar;69(2):336

O'Neill JL, Cunningham TL, Wiitala WL, Bartley EP. Collaborative hypertension case management by registered nurses and clinical pharmacy specialists within the Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) model. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Apr 9.

Prabhu A, Obi KO, Rubenstein JH. The synergistic effects of alcohol and tobacco consumption on the risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: a meta-analysis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2014 Apr 22. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2014.71. [Epub ahead of print]

Prescott HC, Chang VW, O'Brien JM Jr, Langa KM, Iwashyna T. Obesity and 1-year outcomes in older Americans with severe sepsis. Crit Care Med. 2014 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Pynnonen MA, Hawley ST. A patient-centered approach to clinical practice guidelines in otolaryngology. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Rohde JM, Dimcheff DE, Blumberg N, Saint S, Langa KM, Kuhn L, Hickner A, Rogers MA. Health care-associated infection after red blood cell transfusion: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA. 2014 Apr 2;311(13):1317-26.

Rubenstein JH, Chen JW. Epidemiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2014 Mar;43(1):1-14.

Rubenstein JH, Morgenstern H, Chey WD, Murray J, Scheiman JM, Schoenfeld P, Appelman HD, McMahon L, Metko V, Kellenberg J, Kalish T, Baker J, Inadomi JM. Protective role of gluteofemoral obesity in erosive oesophagitis and Barrett's oesophagus. Gut. 2014 Feb;63(2):230-5.

Rubenstein JH. The view of Barrett's Esophagus from across the pond. Gastroenterology. 2014 Feb 21. pii: S0016-5085(14)00226-1. [Epub ahead of print]

Safavi KC, Li SX, Dharmarajan K, Venkatesh AK, Strait KM, Lin H, Lowe TJ, Fazel R, Nallamothu BK, Krumholz HM. Hospital variation in the use of noninvasive cardiac imaging and its association with downstream testing, interventions, and outcomes. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Feb 10. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.14407. [Epub ahead of print]

Saini SD, Vijan S, Schoenfeld P, Powell AA, Moser S, Kerr EA. Role of quality measurement in inappropriate use of screening for colorectal cancer: retrospective cohort study. BMJ. 2014 Feb 26;348:g1247.

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Sakihama T, Honda H, Saint S, Fowler KE, Shimizu T, Kamiya T, Sato Y, Arakawa S, Lee JJ, Iwata K, Mihashi M, Tokuda Y. Hand hygiene adherence among health care workers at Japanese hospitals: a multicenter observational study in Japan. J Patient Saf. 2014 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print]

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