Boston University School of Medicine

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Organization: Boston University School of Medicine
Country: USA

Top Publications

  1. doi A comparison of two methods for preventing cross-contamination when using flexible fiberoptic endoscopes in an otolaryngology clinic: disposable sterile sheaths versus immersion in germicidal liquid
    Alphi Elackattu
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Laryngoscope 120:2410-6. 2010
  2. doi An effective educational strategy for improving knowledge, risk perception, and risk communication among colorectal adenoma patients
    Paul C Schroy
    Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 42:708-14. 2008
  3. doi Pharmacology and management of the vitamin K antagonists: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines (8th Edition)
    Jack Ansell
    Department of Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, 88 East Newton Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Chest 133:160S-198S. 2008
  4. doi Forty years later: inconsistencies in reporting of child abuse
    Robert D Sege
    Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arch Dis Child 93:822-4. 2008
  5. doi Trends in otitis media treatment failure and relapse
    Colin M Sox
    Center for Child Health Care Studies, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 121:674-9. 2008
  6. doi Communication of positive newborn screening results for sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait: variation across states
    Patricia L Kavanagh
    Division of General Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet 148:15-22. 2008
  7. ncbi Clinical studies of exposure to perchlorate in the United States
    Lewis E Braverman
    Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Thyroid 17:819-22. 2007
  8. pmc Current and future clinical applications of bone morphogenetic proteins in orthopaedic trauma surgery
    Gavin B Bishop
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University Medical Center, 720 Harrison Avenue, Suite 808, Boston, MA, 02118, USA
    Int Orthop 31:721-7. 2007
  9. ncbi Patient preferences for colorectal cancer screening: how does stool DNA testing fare?
    Paul C Schroy
    Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:393-400. 2007
  10. ncbi Intracranial hemorrhage sparing meningioma in an anticoagulated patient
    Jose Rafael Romero
    Department of Neurology, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Neuroimaging 17:246-50. 2007

Research Grants

  1. Cardiovascular Consequences of Thyroid Dysfunction
    Elizabeth Pearce; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. Shared Decision-Making for Colorectal Cancer Screening
    Paul Schroy; Fiscal Year: 2006
  3. Promoting Colon Cancer Screening in At Risk Families
    Paul Schroy; Fiscal Year: 2002
  4. A Risk Prediction Model for Colorectal Cancer Screening
    Paul C Schroy; Fiscal Year: 2010
  5. A Risk Prediction Model for Colorectal Cancer Screening
    Paul Schroy; Fiscal Year: 2009
  6. Maternal Depression and Early Head Start
    Michael Silverstein; Fiscal Year: 2007
  7. Risk Factors for Barrett's Esophagus
    Brian Jacobson; Fiscal Year: 2007
  8. Preventing Maternal Depression in Head Start
    Michael Silverstein; Fiscal Year: 2010
  9. Risk Factors for Barrett's Esophagus
    Brian C Jacobson; Fiscal Year: 2010
  10. Intervention to Increase Safety Belt Use in ED Patients
    William Fernandez; Fiscal Year: 2005

Detail Information

Publications62

  1. doi A comparison of two methods for preventing cross-contamination when using flexible fiberoptic endoscopes in an otolaryngology clinic: disposable sterile sheaths versus immersion in germicidal liquid
    Alphi Elackattu
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Laryngoscope 120:2410-6. 2010
    ..To assess the efficacy of using a sterile sheath to prevent cross-contamination when using a fiberoptic nasopharnygolaryngoscope (FNPL) in an otolaryngology clinic...
  2. doi An effective educational strategy for improving knowledge, risk perception, and risk communication among colorectal adenoma patients
    Paul C Schroy
    Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 42:708-14. 2008
    ....
  3. doi Pharmacology and management of the vitamin K antagonists: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines (8th Edition)
    Jack Ansell
    Department of Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, 88 East Newton Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Chest 133:160S-198S. 2008
    ..Patient self-monitoring or self-management, however, is a choice made by patients and physicians that depends on many factors. We suggest that such therapeutic management be implemented where suitable (Grade 2B)...
  4. doi Forty years later: inconsistencies in reporting of child abuse
    Robert D Sege
    Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arch Dis Child 93:822-4. 2008
  5. doi Trends in otitis media treatment failure and relapse
    Colin M Sox
    Center for Child Health Care Studies, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 121:674-9. 2008
    ....
  6. doi Communication of positive newborn screening results for sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait: variation across states
    Patricia L Kavanagh
    Division of General Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet 148:15-22. 2008
    ..1-2.5%). Wide variation exists in stakeholder notification by NBS programs of positive screenings for SCD and trait. This variation may alter the effectiveness of NBS programs by location of birth...
  7. ncbi Clinical studies of exposure to perchlorate in the United States
    Lewis E Braverman
    Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Thyroid 17:819-22. 2007
    ..Further studies of the effects of perchlorate on thyroid function in normal volunteers will now be difficult to carry out due to the adverse publicity that perchlorate and the studies on its effect have received...
  8. pmc Current and future clinical applications of bone morphogenetic proteins in orthopaedic trauma surgery
    Gavin B Bishop
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University Medical Center, 720 Harrison Avenue, Suite 808, Boston, MA, 02118, USA
    Int Orthop 31:721-7. 2007
    ..Among the future directions discussed are percutaneous injections, protein carriers, advances in gene transfer technology and the use of BMPs to engineer the regeneration of skeletal parts...
  9. ncbi Patient preferences for colorectal cancer screening: how does stool DNA testing fare?
    Paul C Schroy
    Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:393-400. 2007
    ..To assess patient preferences for 1 of the recommended colorectal cancer screening options or stool DNA testing (sDNA), a novel noninvasive screening test...
  10. ncbi Intracranial hemorrhage sparing meningioma in an anticoagulated patient
    Jose Rafael Romero
    Department of Neurology, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Neuroimaging 17:246-50. 2007
    ..However, there is sparse literature regarding the risk of intracerebral hemorrhage in patients receiving warfarin, who have an intracranial meningioma...
  11. ncbi Tandem cycles of high-dose melphalan and autologous stem cell transplantation increases the response rate in AL amyloidosis
    V Sanchorawala
    Department of Medicine corrected Stem Cell Transplantation Program, Section of Hematology Oncology, Boston University School of Medicine corrected Boston, MA, USA
    Bone Marrow Transplant 40:557-62. 2007
    ..The median survival for all patients enrolled on the trial has not yet been reached. Thus, tandem cycles of HDM/SCT can increase the proportion of patients who achieve an HCR...
  12. ncbi Metoprolol reverses left ventricular remodeling in patients with asymptomatic systolic dysfunction: the REversal of VEntricular Remodeling with Toprol-XL (REVERT) trial
    Wilson S Colucci
    Cardiovascular Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, 88 E Newton St, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Circulation 116:49-56. 2007
    ..We investigated whether beta-blocker therapy ameliorates left ventricular remodeling in asymptomatic patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction...
  13. ncbi Thyroid dysfunction in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women
    Elizabeth N Pearce
    Boston University Medical Center, 88 East Newton Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Menopause Int 13:8-13. 2007
    ..Finally, caution is required in diagnosing and treating thyroid dysfunction in women who are taking oral estrogens or selective estrogen receptor modulators...
  14. ncbi A neurokinin 1 receptor antagonist decreases adhesion reformation after laparoscopic lysis of adhesions in a rat model of adhesion formation
    S G Prushik
    Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, 88 East Newton Street, C500, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Surg Endosc 21:1790-5. 2007
    ..This study aimed to determine the effects of NK-1RA administration on adhesion reformation and peritoneal fibrinolytic activity after laparoscopic LOA...
  15. pmc Lead encephalopathy due to traditional medicines
    Surya K Karri
    Department of Family Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, 1 Boston Medical Center Place, Dowling 5 South, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Curr Drug Saf 3:54-9. 2008
    ..Therefore, the United States Food and Drug Administration and corresponding agencies in other countries should require and enforce heavy metal testing for all imported traditional medicines and "dietary supplements"...
  16. doi From Maine to Mississippi: hospital distribution of formula sample packs along the Eastern Seaboard
    Anne Merewood
    Division of General Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:823-7. 2008
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  17. pmc The inaccuracy of ICD-9-CM Code 530.2 for identifying patients with Barrett's esophagus
    B C Jacobson
    Section of Gastroenterology, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Dis Esophagus 21:452-6. 2008
    ..Therefore, ICD-9-CM code of 530.2 is not specific for the diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus. The usage of code 530.2 in a GI setting was not sufficiently predictive of BE to be reliable for rigorous epidemiological studies...
  18. doi Why do you need to move beyond first-line therapy for major depression?
    Larry Culpepper
    Department of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 71:4-9. 2010
    ..Now is the time to make these moves because new tools, systems, and treatments offer ways to help these patients...
  19. pmc The effects of injected testosterone dose and age on the conversion of testosterone to estradiol and dihydrotestosterone in young and older men
    Kishore M Lakshman
    Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, Boston Claude D Pepper Older Americans Independence Center for Function Promoting Therapies, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, 670 Albany Street, Second Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 95:3955-64. 2010
    ..During testosterone (T) therapy, T is partly converted to 17beta-estradiol (E2) and 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Effects of age, testosterone dose, and body composition on total and free E2 and DHT levels are unknown...
  20. pmc Maternal depression, perceptions of children's social aptitude and reported activity restriction among former very low birthweight infants
    Michael Silverstein
    Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arch Dis Child 95:521-5. 2010
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  21. doi Evaluation of aminoglycoside clearance using the modification of diet in renal disease equation versus the Cockcroft-Gault equation as a marker of glomerular filtration rate
    Kristi L Ryzner
    Department of Pharmacy, Boston Medical Center, Atrium Building H2606, 88 E Newton St, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 44:1030-7. 2010
    ..Few data exist regarding the utility of the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) equation in drug dosing...
  22. doi Randomized trial of buccal versus vaginal misoprostol for induction of second trimester abortion
    Sacheen Carr Ellis
    Boston University Medical Center, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Contraception 81:441-5. 2010
    ..We evaluated the efficacy and acceptability of repeat doses of buccal misoprostol compared to vaginal misoprostol for second trimester pregnancy termination by induction...
  23. doi Serum procalcitonin in systemic autoimmune diseases--where are we now?
    Irina Buhaescu
    Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA, USA
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 40:176-83. 2010
    ..A brief description of the pathophysiological basis of this biomarker is also included...
  24. pmc A novel subpopulation of B-1 cells is enriched with autoreactivity in normal and lupus-prone mice
    Xuemei Zhong
    Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 60:3734-43. 2009
    ..However, reports to date have been controversial regarding their pathogenic or protective roles in different animal models. We undertook this study to investigate a novel subpopulation of B-1 cells and its roles in murine lupus...
  25. pmc Impact of patient adherence and test performance on the cost-effectiveness of cervical cancer screening in developing countries: the case of Honduras
    Rebecca B Perkins
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Medical Center, 85 E Concord St 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Womens Health Issues 20:35-42. 2010
    ..We examined the impact of patient adherence and screening test performance on the cost-effectiveness of visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) and Pap smears when used with colposcopy for diagnosis...
  26. doi Reversal of paraplegia following repair of an ascending aortic dissection
    Harold L Lazar
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Card Surg 25:65-6. 2010
    ..The paraplegia was fully reversed following an emergent replacement of the ascending aorta and hemi-arch repair...
  27. pmc Relation of body fat indexes to vitamin D status and deficiency among obese adolescents
    Carine M Lenders
    Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, MA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:459-67. 2009
    ..Data on the relation between vitamin D status and body fat indexes in adolescence are lacking...
  28. pmc Cross-sectional relations of multiple biomarkers representing distinct biological pathways to plasma markers of collagen metabolism in the community
    Jacob Joseph
    Cardiology Section 111, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Hypertens 27:1317-24. 2009
    ..Hence, we related a panel of biomarkers representing these pathways to plasma markers of collagen metabolism in a large community-based sample...
  29. doi Detection of vascular injuries in patients with blunt pelvic trauma by using 64-channel multidetector CT
    Jennifer L Kertesz
    Department of Radiology, Boston Medical Center, 820 Harrison Ave, FGH Building, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Radiographics 29:151-64. 2009
    ..A standard dose of 100 mL intravenous contrast material is injected at a rate of 5 mL/sec, and 30 mL saline solution, also at 5 mL/sec, is injected as a "chasing" bolus to follow the contrast material...
  30. doi The influence of types of decision support on physicians' decision making
    C M Sox
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arch Dis Child 94:185-90. 2009
    ..To determine whether physicians' post-test probability estimates are influenced by receiving test characteristics and impact their subsequent clinical decisions...
  31. ncbi Should preoperative or postoperative therapy be administered in the management of rectal cancer?
    Lisa A Kachnic
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Semin Oncol 33:S64-9. 2006
    ..These new combinations may have the potential to further increase the therapeutic benefit of neoadjuvant therapy...
  32. ncbi Higher percentages of circulating mast cell precursors correlate with susceptibility to reinfection with Schistosoma mansoni
    Lisa M Ganley-Leal
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:1053-7. 2006
    ..Thus, immature mast cells may affect IgE availability, or IgE may affect immature mast cells, altering the balance of host susceptibility and resistance to schistosomes...
  33. pmc Femur fractures in infants and young children
    Desmond Brown
    Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:558-60. 2004
    ..While femur fractures in children are often due to accidental injury, the reasons for the peak in the first year and the subsequent decline are not clear...
  34. ncbi Analysis of menstrual, reproductive, and life-style factors for breast cancer risk in Turkish women: a case-control study
    Betul Oran
    Department of Medical Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Med Oncol 21:31-40. 2004
    ..36, 95% CI = 0.14-0.93). In conclusion, decreased parity, late age at first birth, early menopause, and shorter duration of lactation were the most important determinants of breast cancer risk in Turkish women...
  35. ncbi Health-related quality of life of patients with HIV disease: impact of hepatitis C coinfection
    Catherine A Fleming
    Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:572-8. 2004
    ..These findings underscore the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of these patient populations...
  36. ncbi Esthesioneuroblastoma: endoscopic nasal and anterior craniotomy resection
    Anand K Devaiah
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, 88 East Newton, D616 Collamore, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Laryngoscope 113:2086-90. 2003
    ..The authors advocate this method with excision with anterior craniotomy for removal of cribriform plate or anterior cranial fossa tumor extension...
  37. ncbi Assessing limiting factors to the acceptance of antiretroviral therapy in a large cohort of injecting drug users
    S Clarke
    GUIDE Clinic Department of Genitourinary Medicine and Infectious Diseases, St James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
    HIV Med 4:33-7. 2003
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  38. ncbi Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma agonist ligands stimulate a Th2 cytokine response and prevent acute colitis
    Lawrence J Saubermann
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 8:330-9. 2002
    ..These results indicate that the protective effects exhibited by PPARgamma ligands in intestinal inflammation may be due to immune deviation away from Th1 and towards Th2 cytokine production...
  39. ncbi Baby-friendly hospital initiative improves breastfeeding initiation rates in a US hospital setting
    B L Philipp
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 108:677-81. 2001
    ..Boston Medical Center, an inner-city teaching hospital that provides care primarily to poor, minority, and immigrant families, achieved Baby-Friendly status in 1999...
  40. ncbi Prophylaxis against possible human immunodeficiency virus exposure after nonoccupational needlestick injuries or sexual assaults in children and adolescents
    F E Babl
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Finland 5, Boston Medical Center, 1 Boston Medical Center Place, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 155:680-2. 2001
    ..There is limited information about its use in children and adolescents...
  41. ncbi Pediatric pre-hospital advanced life support care in an urban setting
    F E Babl
    Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 17:5-9. 2001
    ..To describe pediatric advanced life support (PALS) in a single urban environment and clarify educational priorities for ALS pre-hospital providers and pediatric medical control physicians...
  42. ncbi Cyclic strain modulates resistance to oxidant stress by increasing G6PDH expression in smooth muscle cells
    J A Leopold
    Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute and Evans Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 279:H2477-85. 2000
    ..When G6PDH is inhibited, GSH levels are not restored because of impaired glutathione reductase activity. These data suggest that G6PDH is a critical determinant of the response to oxidant stress in VSMC...
  43. ncbi Intermediate-dose intravenous melphalan and blood stem cells mobilized with sequential GM+G-CSF or G-CSF alone to treat AL (amyloid light chain) amyloidosis
    R L Comenzo
    Department of Medicine, Stem Cell Transplant Program, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Br J Haematol 104:553-9. 1999
    ..The 100 d mortality was 20%. In conclusion, no definitive differences were identified between the mobilization regimens and IDM was an active regimen in AL for selected patients...
  44. ncbi Better outcome for women compared with men undergoing coronary revascularization: a report from the bypass angioplasty revascularization investigation (BARI)
    A K Jacobs
    Evans Memorial Department of Clinical Research and the Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Circulation 98:1279-85. 1998
    ..However, the impact of advances in technology and improvements in techniques on in-hospital and long-term outcome after revascularization in women is unclear...
  45. ncbi Barriers to health care access for Latino children: a review
    G Flores
    Division of General Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, USA
    Fam Med 30:196-205. 1998
    ..We reviewed the literature to define specific barriers to care for Latino children, identify methodologic problems, and highlight the clinical and research implications of the identified barriers...
  46. ncbi Hyperplastic (serrated) polyps of the colorectum: relationship of CpG island methylator phenotype and K-ras mutation to location and histologic subtype
    Michael J O'Brien
    Department of Pathology, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Surg Pathol 28:423-34. 2004
    ..We postulate that MVSP and GCSP may be precursor lesions that, if proximally located or larger, can progress to SPAP. Frequent K-ras mutations and infrequent CIMP distinguish the distal GCSP variant...
  47. ncbi Healthy Steps: a case study of innovation in pediatric practice
    Barry Zuckerman
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 114:820-6. 2004
    ..Although funding and reimbursement remain an important barrier, continued growth of HS suggests an abiding interest in this approach to expand and enhance preventive and developmental care in pediatric primary care...
  48. ncbi Revision surgery for exertional anterior compartment syndrome of the lower leg: technique, findings, and results
    Anthony A Schepsis
    Boston University Medical Center, 720 Harrison Avenue, No 808, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Sports Med 33:1040-7. 2005
    ..Recurrent symptoms or failure after fasciotomy for exertional anterior compartment syndrome is not uncommon...
  49. ncbi Predictors of improved left ventricular systolic function in an urban cardiomyopathy program
    Flora Sam
    Cardiovascular Section, School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 98:1622-6. 2006
    ..Because long-term prognosis and indication for defibrillator implantation may be affected by changes in LV function, the present study provides additional support for the importance of evaluating the cause of HF to guide management...
  50. ncbi Race, ethnicity, and breastfeeding
    Anne Merewood
    Division of General Pediatrics, Maternity Building, 4th Floor, 91 E Concord St, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 118:1742-3. 2006
  51. ncbi Sixty-four multi-detector row computed tomography in multitrauma patient imaging: early experience
    Stephan W Anderson
    Department of Radiology, Division of Body Imaging, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 35:188-98. 2006
    ..Novel techniques such as automated dose modulation currently offer means of reducing radiation doses. Though several technical challenges are faced, 64-MDCT represents an evolution in multitrauma imaging...
  52. ncbi Screening for PTSD among Somali adolescent refugees: psychometric properties of the UCLA PTSD Index
    B Heidi Ellis
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Trauma Stress 19:547-51. 2006
    ..72, p<.001) and the War Trauma Screening Scale (r=59, p<.001). Results suggest that the UCLA PTSD Index may be a reliable and valid screening tool for PTSD symptoms for use with Somali adolescent refugees...
  53. ncbi HIV seroconversion among public sexually transmitted disease clinic patients: analysis of risks to facilitate early identification
    Supriya D Mehta
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 42:116-22. 2006
    ..We identified risks for HIV seroconversion among public sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinic patients...
  54. ncbi An analysis of pediatric blood cultures in the postpneumococcal conjugate vaccine era in a community hospital emergency department
    Brian Sard
    Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 22:295-300. 2006
    ..This study will identify the characteristics of patients with FP blood cultures in the post-PCV era...
  55. ncbi Effectiveness of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for outcomes of acute otitis media
    Howard Bauchner
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 117:1009-17. 2006
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  56. pmc The grand challenges of the Gates Foundation: what impact on global child health?
    Jennifer M Litzow
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J R Soc Med 99:171-4. 2006
  57. ncbi Evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma using PACS-based 2D and 3D MDCT reformations of the lumbar spine and pelvis
    Brian C Lucey
    Department of Radiology, Division of Body Imaging, Boston University Medical Center, Atrium 2, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 185:1435-40. 2005
    ....
  58. ncbi Impact of MDCT angiography on the use of catheter angiography for the assessment of cervical arterial injury after blunt or penetrating trauma
    Joshua W Stuhlfaut
    Department of Radiology, Boston Medical Center, 88 East Newton St, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 185:1063-8. 2005
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  59. ncbi Bone marrow lesions in the knee are associated with increased local bone density
    Grace H Lo
    Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 52:2814-21. 2005
    ..Therefore, we hypothesized that a higher M:L BMD ratio would be associated with medial bone marrow lesions, and that lower ratios would be associated with lateral bone marrow lesions...
  60. ncbi Pathways to PTSD, part I: Children with burns
    Glenn N Saxe
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Dowling 1 North, 1 Boston Medical Center Place, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:1299-304. 2005
    ..The goal of this study was to develop a model of risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a group of acutely burned children...
  61. ncbi Safety of the newer antiepileptic drug oxcarbazepine during pregnancy
    Georgia Montouris
    Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 21:693-701. 2005
    ..Other relevant safety issues, such as oxcarbazepine pharmacokinetics during pregnancy and the compatibility of oxcarbazepine treatment with breastfeeding, are also discussed...
  62. ncbi Economic analyses in obstetrics and gynecology: a methodologic evaluation of the literature
    W J Smith
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 91:472-8. 1998
    ..To evaluate the methodology of the cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit literature in obstetrics and gynecology...

Research Grants62

  1. Cardiovascular Consequences of Thyroid Dysfunction
    Elizabeth Pearce; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Pearce's career as an independent academic clinical investigator with a focus on thyroid disease and epidemiology. ..
  2. Shared Decision-Making for Colorectal Cancer Screening
    Paul Schroy; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  3. Promoting Colon Cancer Screening in At Risk Families
    Paul Schroy; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  4. A Risk Prediction Model for Colorectal Cancer Screening
    Paul C Schroy; Fiscal Year: 2010
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  5. A Risk Prediction Model for Colorectal Cancer Screening
    Paul Schroy; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  6. Maternal Depression and Early Head Start
    Michael Silverstein; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Information and experience gained from this project will be used to design a longitudinal randomized controlled trial to study the effect of this system on both mothers' depressive symptoms and their children's developmental outcomes. ..
  7. Risk Factors for Barrett's Esophagus
    Brian Jacobson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..M. Michael Wolfe, well-established investigators in health-services research. At the completion on the project, the candidate will have gained the experience to become an independent researcher in clinical epidemiology. ..
  8. Preventing Maternal Depression in Head Start
    Michael Silverstein; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Through an innovative, accessible, and scalable community-based intervention model, we aim to improve mental health outcomes for both at risk mothers and their children. ..
  9. Risk Factors for Barrett's Esophagus
    Brian C Jacobson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These questions are especially relevant given our nation's current obesity epidemic. ..
  10. Intervention to Increase Safety Belt Use in ED Patients
    William Fernandez; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..e. the "teachable moment"). ..
  11. Brief Intervention to Reduce Alcohol Use in ED patients
    William Fernandez; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..e. routine care). ..
  12. Hip Fracture Evaluation Alternatives of Total Hip vs Hemi-arthroplasty (HEALTH)
    Thomas Einhorn; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Potential Impact: This trial will not only change current orthopaedic practice, but will set a benchmark for the conduct of future orthopaedic trials. ..
  13. Virtual Patient Advocate to Reduce Ambulatory Adverse Drug Events
    Brian Jack; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  14. A RCT to Reduce Cardiopulmonary Rehospitalizations
    Brian Jack; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will evaluate the intervention in a stratified analysis to examine the effect of the intervention by literacy status. ..
  15. Appropriate Use of Oral Antibiotics in Children
    Howard Bauchner; Fiscal Year: 2007
    Howard Bauchner, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), is applying for a Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24). Dr...
  16. Yoga vs. Physical Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain in Minority Populations
    ROBERT BRUCE SAPER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Our study will compare the effectiveness of yoga to physical therapy for the treatment of chronic low back pain in 260 racially diverse adults recruited from urban community health centers. 1 ..
  17. Longitudinal Follow-up to the National Faculty Survey
    KAREN contact FREUND; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..S. medical schools. Our results will assist policy makers and academic leaders in developing programs and policies that will eliminate inequities in career advancement. ..
  18. DEFINITION OF THE PHYSIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF GIP
    M Wolfe; Fiscal Year: 2001
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  19. BU Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health
    Karen Freund; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The Advisory Panel will review progress of the Scholars annually and recommend ongoing support. The Program will also conduct an annual external evaluation of scholar's and mentor's BIRCWH experiences for suggested improvements. ..
  20. Academic Career Development in CAM Research and Education
    ROBERT SAPER; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  21. "Patient Navigation in the SafetyNet: CONNECTeDD"
    Karen Freund; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..of this study will inform the design of a generalizable standard, effective and cost efficient patient navigation model that will eliminate barriers to timely, quality cancer care among racial/ethnic minority and lower income populations ..
  22. Defintion of the Physiological Properties of GIP
    Michael Wolfe; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  23. EVENT RECORDINGS OF HIGH RISK INFANTS ON APNEA MONITORS
    Michael Corwin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  24. Role of Gastrin in the Pathogenesis of Colorectal Cancer
    Michael Wolfe; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The answers to these provocative hypotheses can only be achieved by gaining a thorough understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which gastrin exerts its trophic properties. ..