Submissions from 2003

Thoracic massage permits use of echocardiography in unanesthetized rats., Mara Slawsky MD

Modafinil for treatment of cognitive side effects of antiepileptic drugs in a patient with seizures and stroke., Brian W. Smith MD

Self-management of type 2 diabetes: a survey of low-income urban Puerto Ricans., Dorthea Vongoeler MD and Jeffrey Scavron MD

Does retention matter? Treatment duration and improvement in drug use., Zhiwei Zhang, Peter D. Friedmann, and Dean R. Gerstein

Community referral sources and entry of treatment-naive clients into outpatient addiction treatment., Peter D. Friedmann, Stephenie C. Lemon, Michael D. Stein, and Thomas A. D'Aunno

Impact of initial antibiotic choice on clinical outcomes in community-acquired pneumonia: analysis of a hospital claims-made database., Richard Brown MD

Evidence of human immunodeficiency virus-associated lipodystrophy syndrome in children treated with protease inhibitors., Stuart Chipkin MD, Holley Allen MD, and Barbara W. Stechenberg MD

Type and screen completion for scheduled surgical procedures. A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of 8941 type and screen tests in 108 institutions., Richard Friedberg MD

Cardiac pacemakers, Jill Griffin MD and Susan Torrey MD

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Office of Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care: executive summary of the report from the field., K Francis Lee MD

Accuracy of laceration length estimation, Michael Lemanski MD, Fidela Blank, Howard Smithline MD, and Philip Henneman MD

Infections of intracardiac devices., David Longworth MD

Predictive value and cost-effectiveness analysis of a rapid polymerase chain reaction for preoperative detection of nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus., David Longworth MD

Breast masses: removal of all US evidence during biopsy by using a handheld vacuum-assisted device--initial experience., Grace Makari-Judson MD, Bret Coughlin MD, James Frank, and Robert Goulart MD

BALB/c alleles for Prkdc and Cdkn2a interact to modify tumor susceptibility in Trp53+/- mice., Christopher Otis MD and D Joseph Jerry

Concentrations of serum total activin A and inhibin A in preterm and term labor patients: a cross-sectional study., Michael Plevyak MD


Successful treatment of Candida Krusei infection with caspofungin acetate: a new antifungal agent, Gary Tereso and William McGee MD

Endoscopic surveillance of Barrett's Esophagus in genetically-predisposed mice., Michael Tirabassi MD, Richard Arenas MD, Gregory Banever MD, and D Joseph Jerry

Use of energy devices in thoracoscopy: Quntitation of lung sealing capacity., Michael Tirabassi MD, David Tashjian MD, Gregory Banever MD, and Kevin Moriarty MD

Treatment of sleep disturbance in alcohol recovery: a national survey of addiction medicine physicians., Peter D. Friedmann, Debra S. Herman, Shelby Freedman, Stephenie C. Lemon, Susan Ramsey, and Michael D. Stein

Can we eliminate placebo in ALS clinical trials?, Carmel Armon MD

Cardiovascular outcomes in the Irbesartan Diabetic Nephropathy Trial of patients with type 2 diabetes and overt nephropathy., Gregory Braden MD

Effects of a law against early postpartum discharge., Ronald Burkman MD

Hormone replacement therapy. Current controversies., Ronald Burkman MD

Infertility drugs and the risk of breast cancer: findings from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Women's Contraceptive and Reproductive Experiences Study., Ronald Burkman MD

Practical considerations in dialysis withdrawal: "to have that option is a blessing"., Lewis Cohen MD, Michael Germain MD, and David M. Poppel MD

The Renal Palliative Care Initiative., Lewis Cohen MD, Michael Germain MD, and David M. Poppel MD

Assessment of Provider knowledge, practice and perceived barriers to colorectal cancer screening in urban health centers., Kevin Hinchey MD, Evan Benjamin MD, and Andrew Balder MD

Effects of limited work hours on surgical training, Alexander Kurbanov MD, Robert Madden MD, and George Lipkowitz MD

Risk stratification and bedside prognostication in infective endocarditis., David Longworth MD and Eric Granowitz MD

Can CK-MB and cTn-I be detected in the peripheral circulation within the first 10 min of acute coronary ischemia?, Timothy Mader MD and Howard Smithline MD

Improving the care of patients with regard to chemotherapy-induced nausea and emesis: the effect of feedback to clinicians on adherence to antiemetic prescribing guidelines., Wilson Mertens MD, Donald Higby MD, Evan Benjamin MD, Jan Fitzgerald, and Peter Lindenauer MD

Laparoscopic management of complex Crohn's disease., Neal Seymour MD

Antiemetic use for gastroenteritis in children., Blake Spirko MD

Trends in comprehensive service availability in outpatient drug abuse treatment., Peter D. Friedmann, Stephenie C. Lemon, Elizabeth M. Durkin, and Thomas A. D'Aunno

Predictors of follow-up health status in the Drug Abuse Treatment Outcome Study (DATOS)., Peter D. Friedmann, Stephenie C. Lemon, Bradley J. Anderson, and Michael D. Stein

Invasive mammary carcinoma after immediate and short-term follow-up for lobular neoplasia on core biopsy., Giovanna Crisi MD

Fundamental Laparoscopic Skills Assessment(FLS) score correlates with efficient resident training in the operating room, David Earle MD

Pharmacologic approaches to sedation, pain relief and neuromuscular blockade in the intensive care unit. Part I. Sedation., Thomas Higgins MD, Paul Jodka MD, and A Farid MD

Hemodynamic consequences of heart-lung interactions., Thomas Higgins MD, Jay Steingrub MD, and Mark Tidswell MD

A randomized controlled trial of intravenous aminophylline for atropine-resistant out-of-hospital asystolic cardiac arrest., Timothy Mader MD and Howard Smithline MD

Determining pretest probability of DVT: clinical intuition vs. validated scoring systems., Timothy Mader MD and Howard Smithline MD

Laparascopic repair of a paraesophageal hernia and concurrent hernia of Morgagni, John Romanelli MD

Laparoscopic Duplicate Verniform Appendectomy: Rare finding averts poor outcome, John Romanelli MD

Use of energy devices in thoracoscopy: Quanitation of lung sealing capacity, Michael Tirabassi MD, David Tashjian MD, Gregory Banever MD, and Kevin Moriarty MD

Need for medical and psychosocial services among injection drug users: a comparative study of needle exchange and methadone maintenance., Michael D. Stein and Peter Friedmann

Bicycle handlebar injury, Imtiaz Munshi MD

Diagnosis of acute cardiac ischemia., J. Hector Pope MD

A randomized controlled trial of intravenous montelukast in acute asthma., Howard Smithline MD

An exploratory study using data envelopment analysis to assess neurotrauma patients in the intensive care unit., Jay Steingrub MD, Imtiaz Munshi MD, and Thomas Higgins MD

Spending in the U.S. on advertising for fast foods, sodas, and automobiles: food for thought regarding the type 2 diabetes epidemic, Garry Welch

Effect of primary medical care on addiction and medical severity in substance abuse treatment programs., Peter D. Friedmann, Zhiwei Zhang, James Hendrickson, Michael D. Stein, and Dean R. Gerstein

Predictors of emergency medical services utilization by elders., Manish N. Shah, Cai Glushak, Theodore G. Karrison, Robert Mulliken, James Walter, Peter D. Friedmann, Deon Cox Hayley, and Marshall H. Chin

Experience with cryopreserved cadaver vein allografts used for hemodialysis access., Gregory Braden MD, Robert Madden MD, Alexander Kurbanov MD, and George Lipkowitz MD

Endocrinologic treatment of gender identity disorders., Stuart Chipkin MD

AABB/CAP Viral Markers - participants Summary., Richard Friedberg MD

AABB/CAP Viral markers - Participant Summary, CAP Survey VM-A., Richard Friedberg MD

Anti-HIV-1 (Waived) - participant Summary., Richard Friedberg MD

Direct Antiglobulin Testing, CAP Survey DAT-A; DAT-B., Richard Friedberg MD

Hemoglobin F (Fetal RBC Count) - Participant Summary. CAP Survey HBF-B., Richard Friedberg MD

In-Date Blood Product Wastage (QT-4), Q-Tracks Annual Summary Report., Richard Friedberg MD

Nucleic Acid Testing - Participant Summary. CAP Survey NAT-A; NAT-B; NAT-C., Richard Friedberg MD

Platlet Serology - Participant Summary., Richard Friedberg MD

Practical transfusion service management, CAP '03, Richard Friedberg MD

Transfusion Medicine Automated Survey, CAP Survey JAT-A, Richard Friedberg MD

Transfusion Medicine Automated Testing. CAP Survey JAT-A; JAT-B; JAT-C., Richard Friedberg MD

Transfusion medicine Competency Assessment - Intended Response, CAP Survey TMCA-A., Richard Friedberg MD

Transfusion Medicine(Comprehensive) and Educational Challenge - Final Critique. CAP Survey J-A; J-B; J-C., Richard Friedberg MD

Transfusion medicine Continuing Medical Education - Prevention of Acute Fatal Transfusion Reactions., Richard Friedberg MD

Transfusion medicine(Limited). CAP Survey J1-A; J1-B; J1-C., Richard Friedberg MD

Transfusion Related Cell Count - participant Summary, CAP Survey TRC-A., Richard Friedberg MD

Effects of ischemia on repolarization in patients with single and multivessel coronary disease., Satyendra Giri MD


Early indicators of prolonged intensive care unit stay: impact of illness severity, physician staffing, and pre-intensive care unit length of stay., Thomas Higgins MD, Jay Steingrub MD, and William McGee MD


Innominate artery transection secondary to blunt trauma, Stephen Klein MD, Imtiaz Munshi MD, Daniel Engelman MD, and Sabha Ganai MD

Clinical research for surgeons in palliative care: Challenges and opportunities., K Francis Lee MD

Mental health problems in assisted living residents:The physician's role in treatment and staff education, Benjamin Liptzin MD

Infection Control Issues after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation., David Longworth MD

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, Timothy Mader MD

Temporomandibular Joint Injury, Timothy Mader MD

Perioperative medication management, Donna Mercado MD

Aortic dissection after blunt trauma., Imtiaz Munshi MD

The KIGS experience with the addition of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists to growth hormone (GH) treatment of children with idiopathic GH deficiency., Edward Reiter MD

Determinants of diastolic cardiac filling during exercise, Thomas Rowland MD

Open-label, sequential comparison of eptifibatide with abciximab for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention., Marc Schweiger MD and James Cook MD

Surgery for peptic ulcer disease and postgastrectomy syndromes, Neal Seymour MD

Whole body oxygen consumption and critical oxygen delivery in response to prolonged and severe carbon monoxide poisoning., Howard Smithline MD

Prompt administration of drotrecogin alfa (activated) is associated with improved survival., Jay Steingrub MD

Psychosocial and psychiatric issues in diabetes mellitus, Garry Welch

Submissions from 2002

Decellularized cadaver vein allografts used for hemodialysis access do not cause allosensitization or preclude kidney transplantation., Alexander Kurbanov MD, Robert Madden MD, and George Lipkowitz MD

The role of the institutional review board in quality improvement: a survey of quality officers, institutional review board chairs, and journal editors., Evan Benjamin MD, Deborah Naglieri-Prescod, Peter Lindenauer MD, Jan Fitzgerald, and Penny Pekow

Evaluation of an educational video for cardiac patients., Fidela Blank and Howard Smithline MD

Laparoscopic repair of blunt traumatic anterior abdominal wall hernia., Imtiaz Munshi MD

Loss of heterozygosity of p53, BRCA1, VHL, and estrogen receptor genes in breast carcinoma: correlation with related protein products and morphologic features., Christopher Otis MD and Patricia Krebs MD

Perceived addiction treatment needs among alcohol using injection drug users., Anthony Charuvastra, Bradley J. Anderson, Peter D. Friedmann, and Michael D. Stein

Analgesia for paediatric tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy with intramuscular clonidine., Katharine Freeman MD and Neil Connelly MD

Metabolism of endogenous and exogenous reproductive hormones., Michael Plevyak MD and Daniel Grow MD

Administration of intact APC gene causes polyp regression in a mouse model of familial adenomatous polyposis, Richard Arenas MD, Gregory Banever MD, Michael Tirabassi MD, and Kevin Moriarty MD

The adenomatous polyposis coli gene: A key player in the intestinal cell growth and polyp formation in familial adenomatous polyposis syndrome, Richard Arenas MD, Michael Tirabassi MD, Gregory Banever MD, and Kevin Moriarty MD

Resistance training improves strength and functional measures in patients with end-stage renal disease., Michael Germain MD, Patrick Mailloux MD, and Jeffrey Mulhern MD

Reduction of intestinal neoplasia with adenomatous polyposis coli gene replacement and COX-2 inhibition is additive, Richard Arenas MD