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Submissions from 2021

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Use of MASCC score in the inpatient management of febrile neutropenia: a single-center retrospective study, Prarthna Bhardwaj MD, Alex Knee, Fatima Ali MD, Ritika Walia MD, Prithwijit Roychowdhury, and Jackson Clark MD

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The Association Between Body Mass Index, Frailty and Long-term Clinical Outcomes in Hospitalized Older Adults, Prarthna Bhardwaj MD, Vida Rastegar, Rohini Meka MD, Khalid Sawalha MD, Maura Brennan MD, and Mihaela Stefan MD

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Evaluation of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Exercise Risk Stratification Classification Tool Without Exercise Testing, Anusha Bhat MD, Heidi Szalai, Tara Lagu, Peter Lindenauer, Paul Visintainer, and Quinn Pack MD

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Metabolic and bariatric surgery is likely safe, but underutilized in adolescents aged 13-17 years, Heather Grant MD and Aixa Perez-Caraballo MD

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Content analysis of promotional material for asthma-related products and therapies on Instagram, Brent Heineman BA, Marcella Jewell MD, Michael Moran, Kolbi Bradley, Kerry Spitzer, and Peter Lindenauer

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Physicians' Perceptions Of People With Disability And Their Health Care, Tara Lagu

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Modulating short-term auditory memory with focal transcranial direct current stimulation applied to the supramarginal gyrus, Karl Lerud and Gottfried Schlaug MD

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Caring for Families with Young Children Affected by Substance Use Disorder: Needed Changes, Elizabeth Peacock-Chambers MD

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Engagement in perinatal outpatient services among women in recovery from opioid use disorders, Elizabeth Peacock-Chambers MD and Peter Friedmann MD

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Frailty Recognition by Clinicians and its Impact on Advance Care Planning, Munther Queisi MD, Suheil Albert Atallah-Yunes, Farah Adamali MD, Nageshwar Jonnalagadda MD, Vida Rastegar, Maura Brennan MD, and Mihaela Stefan MD

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Feasibility and efficacy of a decision aid for emergency department patients with suspected ureterolithiasis: protocol for an adaptive randomized controlled trial, Elizabeth Schoenfeld MD, Kye Poronsky, Lauren Westafer DO, Brianna DiFronzo, Paul Visintainer, and Peter Lindenauer

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Variation in Pediatric Asthmonia Diagnosis and Outcomes among Hospitalized Children, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Penny Pekow, and Peter Lindenauer

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Trends in Comorbidities and Complications Using ICD-9 and ICD-10 in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasties, Mihaela Stefan MD and Peter Lindenauer

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Notice of Retraction and Replacement. Stefan et al. Association of antibiotic treatment with outcomes in patients hospitalized for an asthma exacerbation treated with systemic corticosteroids. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(3):333-340, Mihaela Stefan MD, Penny Pekow, and Peter Lindenauer

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A scoring system derived from electronic health records to identify patients at high risk for noninvasive ventilation failure, Mihaela Stefan MD, Aruna Priya, Penny Pekow, Jay Steingrub MD, Tara Lagu, Karthik Raghunathan MD, Anusha Bhat MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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Diagnostic Testing Differences Between Advanced Practice Providers and Physicians, Lauren Westafer DO

Submissions from 2020

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Hypertensive urgency or emergency? The use of intravenous medications in hospitalized hypertensive patients without organ dysfunction, Joshua Allgaier DO, Megan Emmich, Vida Rastegar, Mihaela Stefan MD, and Tara Lagu

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Risk factors, management, and outcomes of legionella pneumonia in a large nationally-representative sample, Joshua Allgaier DO, Tara Lagu, and Sarah Haessler MD

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An Integrated Mobile Acute Care Service Enhances Value, Andrew Artenstein MD, Nathan Stanaway, Amy Roy, Lauren Westafer DO, Peter Lindenauer, and Adrienne Seiler MD

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Parental beliefs and willingness to pay for reduction in their child's asthma symptoms: A joint estimation approach, Sylvia Brandt

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A Triple Threat: Parents in Recovery During COVID-19, Maria Carolina Clark and Elizabeth Peacock-Chambers MD

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An audit of oxygen supplementation in a large tertiary hospital - We should treat oxygen as any other drug, Neil Devoe DO, Periklis Kyriazis, Ahmed Eltanbedawi MD, Anisha Contractor DO, Anthony Esposito DO, Muhammad Khan MD, and Mihaela Stefan MD

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Cardiac rehabilitation in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: Predictors of utilization and effects of exercise training, Kyle Gobeil MD, Kevin White, Anusha Bhat MD, Heidi Szalai, Tara Lagu, and Quinn Pack MD

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Development and pilot testing of an adaptable protocol to address postpartum depression in pediatric practices serving lower-income and racial/ethnic minority families: contextual considerations, Sarah Goff MD and Michael Moran

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De-escalation of Empiric Antibiotics Following Negative Cultures in Hospitalized Patients With Pneumonia: Rates and Outcomes, Sarah Haessler MD and Peter Lindenauer

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Stopping the Routine Use of Contact Precautions for Management of MRSA and VRE at Three Academic Medical Centers: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis, Sarah Haessler MD and Mary Ellen Scales

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Assessment of the Accuracy of Using ICD-9 Diagnosis Codes to Identify Pneumonia Etiology in Patients Hospitalized With Pneumonia, Thomas Higgins MD, Sarah Haessler MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescribing in Children Hospitalised for Asthma Exacerbation: A Retrospective National Cohort Study, Marcella Jewell MD, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Penny Pekow, Mihaela Stefan MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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Cardiovascular and Somatic Comorbidities and Sleep Measures Using Three Hypopnea Criteria in Mild Obstructive Sleep-Disordered Breathing: Sex, Age and Body Mass Index Differences in a Retrospective Sleep Clinic Cohort, Karin Johnson MD, Douglas Johnson MD, Vida Rastegar, and Paul Visintainer

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sleep medicine practices, Karin Johnson MD, Afua Nti, and Vida Rastegar

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sleep medicine practices, Karin Johnson MD, Afua Nti, and Vida Rastegar

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Accommodating patients with obesity and mobility difficulties: Observations from physicians, Tara Lagu

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Barriers to Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Adults in the United States: A Systematic Review with a Focus on Age, Tara Lagu

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The Importance of Compassion as the Default in Times of Crisis: The Curious Case of "Vertical Interdiction"., Tara Lagu

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Fool Me Twice: The Role for Hospitals and Health Systems in Fixing the Broken PPE Supply Chain, Tara Lagu and Andrew Artenstein MD

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Apparent Increase in COPD Mortality Likely an Artifact of Changes in Documentation and Coding, Peter Lindenauer

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COVID-19: An Emerging Threat to Antibiotic Stewardship in the Emergency Department, Peter Lindenauer

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First-line treatment in older patients with Hodgkin lymphoma: a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare population-based study, Peter Lindenauer

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Use of Hydrocortisone, Ascorbic Acid, and Thiamine in Adults with Septic Shock, Peter Lindenauer

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Spirometry Utilization Among Patients With Asthma, Peter Lindenauer, Alex Knee, and Tara Lagu

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Association Between Initiation of Pulmonary Rehabilitation After Hospitalization for COPD and 1-Year Survival Among Medicare Beneficiaries, Peter Lindenauer, Mihaela Stefan MD, Penny Pekow, Aruna Priya, Kerry Spitzer, Tara Lagu, Quinn Pack MD, and Victor Pinto-Plata

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Development of a Simple Clinical Tool for Predicting Early Dropout in Cardiac Rehabilitation: A SINGLE-CENTER RISK MODEL, Quinn Pack MD, Paul Visintainer, Michel Farah, Grace LaValley, Heidi Szalai, Peter Lindenauer, and Tara Lagu

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Shared Decision Making in Patients With Suspected Uncomplicated Ureterolithiasis: A Decision Aid Development Study, Elizabeth Schoenfeld MD, Connor Houghton MD, Pooja Patel DO, Leanora Merwin DO, Kye Poronsky, and Peter Lindenauer

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Missed Opportunities to Save Lives-Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder After Overdose, Elizabeth Schoenfeld MD, Lauren Westafer DO, and William Soares MD

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Use of Vasoactive Medications after Cardiac Surgery in the United States, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Penny Pekow, and Peter Lindenauer

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Safety Assessment of a Noninvasive Respiratory Protocol for Adults with COVID-19, William Soares MD, Elizabeth Schoenfeld MD, Paul Visintainer, Tala Elia MD, Venkatrao Medarametla MD, Ashley Deutsch MD, Doug Salvador MD, Diane Dietzen MD, Mark Tidswell MD, Peter A. Depergola, Peter St. Marie, and Lauren Westafer DO

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"You Leave There Feeling Part of Something": A Qualitative Study of Hospitalized COPD Patients' Perceptions of Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Kerry Spitzer, Mihaela Stefan MD, Aubri Drake, Quinn Pack MD, Tara Lagu, Victor Pinto-Plata, and Peter Lindenauer

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A geographic analysis of racial disparities in use of pulmonary rehabilitation after hospitalization for COPD exacerbation, Kerry Spitzer, Mihaela Stefan MD, Aruna Priya, Quinn Pack MD, Penny Pekow, Tara Lagu, Victor Pinto-Plata, and Peter Lindenauer

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Improving stamina and mobility with preop walking in surgical patients with frailty traits -OASIS IV: randomized clinical trial study protocol, Mihaela Stefan MD

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A clinical investigation into the benefits of using charge codes in perioperative and critical care epidemiology: A retrospective cohort database study, Mihaela Stefan MD and Peter Lindenauer

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Bleeding After Musculoskeletal Surgery in Hospitals That Switched From Hydroxyethyl Starch to Albumin Following a Food and Drug Administration Warning, Mihaela Stefan MD and Peter Lindenauer

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Does Adherence to GOLD Recommendations Regarding Inhaler Therapy Lead to Better Patient Outcomes?: Insights from the LOTT Trial, Mihaela Stefan MD and Peter Lindenauer

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Protocol for Two-Arm Pragmatic Cluster Randomized Hybrid Implementation-Effectiveness Trial Comparing Two Education Strategies for Improving the Uptake of Noninvasive Ventilation in Patients With Severe COPD Exacerbation, Mihaela Stefan MD, Penny Pekow, Jay Steingrub MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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Pandemic as a Catalyst for Rapid Implementation: How Our Hospital Became a Learning Health System Overnight, Mihaela Stefan MD, Doug Salvador MD, and Tara Lagu

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Uncertainty as a critical determinant of antibiotic prescribing in patients with an asthma exacerbation: a qualitative study, Mihaela Stefan MD, Kerry Spitzer, Sehar Zulfiqar MD, Brent Heineman BA, Lauren Westafer DO, Victor Pinto-Plata, and Peter Lindenauer

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Deconstructing the Network Meta-analysis, Lauren Westafer DO

A Transdisciplinary COVID-19 Early Respiratory Intervention Protocol: An Implementation Story, Lauren Westafer DO, Tala Elia MD, Venkatrao Medarametla MD, and Tara Lagu

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Provider Perspectives on the Use of Evidence-based Risk Stratification Tools in the Evaluation of Pulmonary Embolism: A Qualitative Study, Lauren Westafer DO, Ashley Kunz MD, Mihaela Stefan MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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Outpatient Management of Patients Following Diagnosis of Acute Pulmonary Embolism, Lauren Westafer DO, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Penny Pekow, Mihaela Stefan MD, and Peter Lindenauer

Submissions from 2019

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Utility of ICD Codes for Stress Cardiomyopathy in Hospital Administrative Databases: What Do They Signify?, Anusha Bhat MD, Katharine White MD, Kyle Gobeil MD, Tara Lagu, Peter Lindenauer, and Quinn Pack MD

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An Acute Care for Elders Quality Improvement Program for Complex, High-Cost Patients Yields Savings for the System, Maura Brennan MD, Alex Knee, Erin Leahy MD, Mike Ehresman, Heidi-Ann Courtney, Patricia Coffelt, and Mihaela Stefan MD

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Estimating the Financial Impact of Reducing Primary Cesareans, Susan DeJoy, Matthew Bohl, Kathleen Mahoney MD, and Connie Blake

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Association Between Patient Cost Sharing and Cardiac Rehabilitation Adherence, Michel Farah, Maya Abdallah MD, Heidi Szalai, Tara Lagu, Peter Lindenauer, and Quinn Pack MD

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Organizational characteristics associated with high performance on quality measures in pediatric primary care: A positive deviance study, Sarah Goff MD, Aruna Priya, Michael Moran, Penny Pekow, and Peter Lindenauer

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Characteristics of High Performing Primary Care Pediatric Practices: A Qualitative Study, Sarah Goff MD, Aruna Priya, Penny Pekow, and Peter Lindenauer

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Preoperative leukopenia does not affect outcomes in cancer patients undergoing elective and emergent abdominal surgery: A brief report, Heather Grant MD, Jane Garb, Richard Arenas MD, and Mihaela Stefan MD

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Blood cultures versus respiratory cultures: Two different views of pneumonia, Sarah Haessler MD and Peter Lindenauer

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An analysis of homeless patients in the United States requiring ICU admission, Thomas Higgins M.D., Mihaela Stefan MD, Tara Lagu, Peter Lindenauer, and Jay Steingrub MD

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Association of in-hospital resource utilization with post-acute spending in Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction: a cross-sectional study, Tara Lagu

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Physician Beliefs About Online Reporting of Quality and Experience Data, Tara Lagu

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What Words Convey: The Potential for Patient Narratives to Inform Quality Improvement, Tara Lagu

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Are Pediatric Readmission Reduction Efforts Falling Flat?, Tara Lagu MD and Peter Lindenauer

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Reporting of Patient Experience Data on Health Systems' Websites and Commercial Physician-Rating Websites: Mixed-Methods Analysis, Tara Lagu, Aruna Priya, Sarah Goff MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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Reporting of Patient Experience Data on Health Systems' Websites and Commercial Physician-Rating Websites: Mixed-Methods Analysis, Tara Lagu, Aruna Priya, Sarah Goff MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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A Motivational Telephone Intervention to Reduce Early Dropouts in Cardiac Rehabilitation: A FEASIBILITY PILOT STUDY, Grace LaValley, Heidi Szalai, Michel Farah, and Quinn Pack MD

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Changes in coding of pneumonia and impact on the hospital readmission reduction program, Peter Lindenauer

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Poor Metered-Dose Inhaler (MDI) Technique Is Associated with Overuse of Inhaled Corticosteroids in COPD, Peter Lindenauer

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Unexpected Harm From an Intensive COPD Intervention, Peter Lindenauer

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Patient Perception of How Smoking Status Influences Cardiac Rehabilitation Attendance After an Acute Cardiac Hospitalization, Peter Lindenauer, Sarah Goff MD, Heidi Szalai, and Quinn Pack MD

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Association Between Alcohol Use Disorders and Outcomes of Patients Hospitalized With Community-Acquired Pneumonia, Peter Lindenauer and Sarah Haessler MD

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Examining the "Repletion Reflex": The Association between Serum Potassium and Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure, Kevin O'Sullivan, Mohammad Amin Kashef MD, Alex Knee, Alexander Roseman, Penny Pekow, Mihaela Stefan MD, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Quinn Pack MD, Peter Lindenauer, and Tara Lagu

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Health Care Administrators' Attitudes Toward Cardiac Rehabilitation in North and South America and the Development of a Scale to Assess Them, Quinn Pack MD

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Utilization During an Acute Cardiac Hospitalization: A NATIONAL SAMPLE, Quinn Pack MD, Aruna Priya, Tara Lagu, Penny Pekow, Robert Berry, Auras Atreya, and Peter Lindenauer

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Association Between Inpatient Echocardiography Use and Outcomes in Adult Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction, Quinn Pack MD, Aruna Priya, Tara Lagu, Penny Pekow, Joshua Schilling MD, William Hiser MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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Early Intervention Referral and Enrollment Among Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Elizabeth Peacock-Chambers MD, Sheila Foss, Donna M. Wilson, Peter Friedmann MD, Paul Visintainer, and Rachana Singh MD

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Use and Outcomes Associated With Perioperative Amiodarone in Cardiac Surgery, Aruna Priya, Quinn Pack MD, Penny Pekow, Mihaela Stefan MD, Tara Lagu, Amir Lotfi, and Peter Lindenauer

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Smoking cessation after hospitalization for myocardial infarction or cardiac surgery: Assessing patient interest, confidence, and physician prescribing practices, Hayden Riley MD, Nitesh Ainani MD, Ahamad Turk MD, Heidi Szalai, Mihaela Stefan MD, Peter Lindenauer, and Quinn Pack MD

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Pneumococcal urinary antigen testing in US hospitals: A missed opportunity for antimicrobial stewardship, Jennifer Schimmel MD, Sarah Haessler MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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Physician-identified barriers to and facilitators of shared decision-making in the Emergency Department: an exploratory analysis, Elizabeth Schoenfeld MD, Sarah Goff MD, Tala Elia MD, Kye Poronsky, Kelly Nault, and Peter Lindenauer

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Association of Patient and Visit Characteristics With Rate and Timing of Urologic Procedures for Patients Discharged From the Emergency Department With Renal Colic, Elizabeth Schoenfeld MD, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Penny Pekow, James Munger DO, and Peter Lindenauer

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Does Shared Decision-Making actually occur in the ED? Looking at it from the patients' perspective, Elizabeth Schoenfeld MD and Peter St. Marie

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The association of cognitive impairment as screened by the Mini-Cog with long term post-hospitalization outcomes, Ali Shami MD, Maura Brennan MD, Peter St. Marie, Peter Lindenauer, and Mihaela Stefan MD

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Changing heart failure coding practices and hospital risk-standardized mortality rates, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Penny Pekow, Tara Lagu, and Peter Lindenauer

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Use of Rheumatologic Testing in Patients Who Eventually Receive a Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Dilpreet Singh MD, Jasdeep Badwal MD, Ritika Vankina MD, Santhi Gokaraju MD, Jennifer Friderici MS, and Tara Lagu

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A Thousand Cuts: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Emergency Medicine, William Soares MD, Kenneth Knowles MD, and Peter Friedmann MD

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Association 'Between Gabapentinoids on the Day of Colorectal Surgery and Adverse Postoperative Respiratory Outcomes, Mihaela Stefan MD and Peter Lindenauer

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The association of nicotine replacement therapy with outcomes among smokers hospitalized for a major surgical procedure, Mihaela Stefan MD, Quinn Pack MD, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Penny Pekow, Katie Nason MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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Risk Factors for Severe Opioid-Related Adverse Events in a National Cohort of Medical Hospitalizations, Mihaela Stefan MD, Penny Pekow, Meng-Shiou Shieh, William Soares MD, Karthik Raghunathan MD, and Peter Lindenauer

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Participation in Pulmonary Rehabilitation after Hospitalization for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease among Medicare Beneficiaries, Mihaela Stefan MD, Aruna Priya, Quinn Pack MD, Penny Pekow, Tara Lagu, Victor Pinto-Plata, and Peter Lindenauer

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Association of Antibiotic Treatment With Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized for an Asthma Exacerbation Treated With Systemic Corticosteroids, Mihaela Stefan MD, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Kerry Spitzer, Penny Pekow, and Peter Lindenauer