G B Diette

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Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc A longitudinal study of indoor nitrogen dioxide levels and respiratory symptoms in inner-city children with asthma
    Nadia N Hansel
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1428-32. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Comparison of quality of care by specialist and generalist physicians as usual source of asthma care for children
    G B Diette
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Pediatrics 108:432-7. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Lower physician estimate of underlying asthma severity leads to undertreatment
    Linda L Wolfenden
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Suite 7400, 1830 E Monument St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:231-6. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Nocturnal asthma in children affects school attendance, school performance, and parents' work attendance
    G B Diette
    Room 301, 1830 E Monument St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 154:923-8. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Treatment patterns among adult patients with asthma: factors associated with overuse of inhaled beta-agonists and underuse of inhaled corticosteroids
    G B Diette
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Arch Intern Med 159:2697-704. 1999
  6. ncbi request reprint Race and sex differences in consistency of care with national asthma guidelines in managed care organizations
    J A Krishnan
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 5501 Hopkins Bayview Cir, Room 4B 74, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:1660-8. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Quality assessment through patient self-report of symptoms prefiberoptic and postfiberoptic bronchoscopy
    G B Diette
    Department of Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Chest 114:1446-53. 1998
  8. ncbi request reprint Consistency of care with national guidelines for children with asthma in managed care
    G B Diette
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Pediatr 138:59-64. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Quality of care and outcomes of adults with asthma treated by specialists and generalists in managed care
    A W Wu
    Health Services Research and Development Center, The Johns Hopkins University, 624 N Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205 1901, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:2554-60. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint From a process of care to a measure: the development and testing of a quality indicator
    H R Rubin
    Department of Medicine, Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 13:489-96. 2001

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Publications79

  1. pmc A longitudinal study of indoor nitrogen dioxide levels and respiratory symptoms in inner-city children with asthma
    Nadia N Hansel
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1428-32. 2008
    ..The effect of indoor nitrogen dioxide concentrations on asthma morbidity among inner-city preschool children is uncertain...
  2. ncbi request reprint Comparison of quality of care by specialist and generalist physicians as usual source of asthma care for children
    G B Diette
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Pediatrics 108:432-7. 2001
    ..To determine whether care for children was more consistent with national asthma guidelines when a specialist rather than a generalist was the usual source of asthma care...
  3. ncbi request reprint Lower physician estimate of underlying asthma severity leads to undertreatment
    Linda L Wolfenden
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Suite 7400, 1830 E Monument St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:231-6. 2003
    ..This study evaluated the extent to which the physician estimate of underlying severity affects a patient's asthma care...
  4. ncbi request reprint Nocturnal asthma in children affects school attendance, school performance, and parents' work attendance
    G B Diette
    Room 301, 1830 E Monument St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 154:923-8. 2000
    ..To date, however, there have been few studies of the impact of nocturnal awakening from asthma on children with the disease, including problems with daytime functioning...
  5. ncbi request reprint Treatment patterns among adult patients with asthma: factors associated with overuse of inhaled beta-agonists and underuse of inhaled corticosteroids
    G B Diette
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Arch Intern Med 159:2697-704. 1999
    ..Overuse of inhaled beta-agonists and underuse of inhaled corticosteroids by patients with asthma may have adverse consequences. This study was performed to identify factors associated with misuse of these types of asthma medication...
  6. ncbi request reprint Race and sex differences in consistency of care with national asthma guidelines in managed care organizations
    J A Krishnan
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 5501 Hopkins Bayview Cir, Room 4B 74, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:1660-8. 2001
    ..In the United States, morbidity from asthma disproportionately affects African Americans and women. Although inadequate care contributes to overall asthma morbidity, less is known about differences in asthma care by race and sex...
  7. ncbi request reprint Quality assessment through patient self-report of symptoms prefiberoptic and postfiberoptic bronchoscopy
    G B Diette
    Department of Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Chest 114:1446-53. 1998
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Consistency of care with national guidelines for children with asthma in managed care
    G B Diette
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Pediatr 138:59-64. 2001
    ..A comprehensive approach to improving care may be necessary to address multiple aspects of care where opportunities exist...
  9. ncbi request reprint Quality of care and outcomes of adults with asthma treated by specialists and generalists in managed care
    A W Wu
    Health Services Research and Development Center, The Johns Hopkins University, 624 N Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205 1901, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:2554-60. 2001
    ..We examined the relationship of physician specialty to treatment and outcomes of patients with asthma in managed care plans...
  10. ncbi request reprint From a process of care to a measure: the development and testing of a quality indicator
    H R Rubin
    Department of Medicine, Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 13:489-96. 2001
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Mouse allergen-specific immunoglobulin G4 and risk of mouse skin test sensitivity
    E C Matsui
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Clin Exp Allergy 36:1097-103. 2006
    ..High serum levels of cat-specific IgG and IgG4 are associated with protection against allergic sensitization to cat, but whether this association applies to other animal allergens remains unclear...
  12. ncbi request reprint Mouse allergen-specific immunoglobulin G and immunoglobulin G4 and allergic symptoms in immunoglobulin E-sensitized laboratory animal workers
    E C Matsui
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Clin Exp Allergy 35:1347-53. 2005
    ..High levels of allergen-specific IgG have been associated with clinical efficacy in immunotherapy studies, but whether this antibody isotype is associated with clinical tolerance in the setting of environmental exposure remains unclear...
  13. ncbi request reprint Home interventions are effective at decreasing indoor nitrogen dioxide concentrations
    L M Paulin
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Indoor Air 24:416-24. 2014
    ..Replacing unvented gas stoves with electric stoves or placement of air purifiers with HEPA and carbon filters can decrease indoor NO2 concentrations in urban homes. ..
  14. ncbi request reprint The higher risk of bleeding in lung transplant recipients from bronchoscopy is independent of traditional bleeding risks: results of a prospective cohort study
    G B Diette
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Chest 115:397-402. 1999
    ..To determine whether recipients of lung transplants have a higher risk of bleeding from fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) than other patients who undergo the procedure...
  15. ncbi request reprint Utility of on-site cytopathology assessment for bronchoscopic evaluation of lung masses and adenopathy
    G B Diette
    Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Chest 117:1186-90. 2000
    ..To determine the extent to which on-site cytopathology assessment improves diagnostic yield when sampling lung nodules or masses and/or hilar or mediastinal lymphadenopathy by fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB)...
  16. pmc Dose-response relationships between mouse allergen exposure and asthma morbidity among urban children and adolescents
    E N Torjusen
    Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Indoor Air 23:268-74. 2013
    ..Bed and bedroom air mouse allergen exposure compartments may have a greater impact on asthma morbidity than other compartments...
  17. ncbi request reprint The advantages and disadvantages of process-based measures of health care quality
    H R Rubin
    Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 13:469-74. 2001
    ..In this essay, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of process measures of quality, and outline some practical strategies and issues in implementing them...
  18. ncbi request reprint Hospitalization in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: causes, costs, and outcomes
    N Lechtzin
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Neurology 56:753-7. 2001
    ..As ALS progresses, extensive supportive care is required, including multidisciplinary outpatient care and hospitalization. The authors studied the causes, health care utilization, and outcomes for hospitalized patients with ALS...
  19. doi request reprint Analysis of CD4+ T-cell gene expression in allergic subjects using two different microarray platforms
    N N Hansel
    Division Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Allergy 63:366-9. 2008
    ..T-cell activation results in changes in gene expression, but the optimal method to study gene expression profiles in T cells, and how this changes over time, are not known...
  20. pmc Gene expression profiling in human asthma
    Nadia N Hansel
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Proc Am Thorac Soc 4:32-6. 2007
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Household mouse allergen exposure and asthma morbidity in inner-city preschool children
    Elizabeth C Matsui
    Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 97:514-20. 2006
    ..Inner-city children experience disproportionate asthma morbidity, and suspected reasons include indoor environmental exposures...
  22. ncbi request reprint Indoor environmental influences on children's asthma
    Hemant P Sharma
    Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, CMSC 1102, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Pediatr Clin North Am 54:103-20, ix. 2007
    ..It then addresses the effects of indoor air pollutants (ozone, particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, environmental tobacco smoke, sulfur dioxide, and carbon monoxide) on asthma morbidity...
  23. ncbi request reprint Asthma-related health status determinants of environmental control practices for inner-city preschool children
    Nadia N Hansel
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 97:409-17. 2006
    ..Asthma guidelines recommend environmental control practices (ECPs) to improve asthma health. In the inner city, where asthma morbidity is high, it is not known whether children's health status affects the use of ECPs...
  24. pmc Mortality in patients hospitalized for asthma exacerbations in the United States
    Vidya Krishnan
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 174:633-8. 2006
    ..Hospitalizations for asthma exacerbations are common in the United States, but there are no national estimates of outcomes in this population. It is also not known if race disparities in asthma deaths exist among hospitalized patients...
  25. ncbi request reprint Scanning systems and protocols used during imaging for acute pulmonary embolism: how much do our clinical colleagues know?
    John C Scatarige
    Russell H Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Acad Radiol 13:678-85. 2006
    ..We investigated the level of awareness of these factors among US clinicians who refer patients for imaging for suspected acute pulmonary embolism...
  26. ncbi request reprint CT pulmonary angiography is the first-line imaging test for acute pulmonary embolism: a survey of US clinicians
    Clifford R Weiss
    Russell H Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, 601 N Caroline Street, Room 3254, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287 0801, USA
    Acad Radiol 13:434-46. 2006
    ..Our aim is to document current imaging practices for diagnosing acute pulmonary embolism (PE) among physicians practicing in the United States and explore factors associated with these practices...
  27. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of adults with cystic fibrosis infected with antibiotic-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    Noah Lechtzin
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Respiration 73:27-33. 2006
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Why is it that internists do not follow guidelines for preventing intravascular catheter infections?
    Lewis Rubinson
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:525-33. 2005
    ..This study sought to identify and characterize the obstacles to and potential opportunities for improving adherence...
  29. ncbi request reprint Decreased exhaled nitric oxide in pulmonary arterial hypertension: response to bosentan therapy
    Reda E Girgis
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 172:352-7. 2005
    ..Decreased nitric oxide (NO) is considered an important pathogenetic mechanism in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), but clear evidence is lacking...
  30. ncbi request reprint Oligonucleotide-microarray analysis of peripheral-blood lymphocytes in severe asthma
    Nadia N Hansel
    Children s National Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Lab Clin Med 145:263-74. 2005
    ..These differentially expressed genes identify potential molecular targets for preventive and therapeutic options for severe asthma...
  31. ncbi request reprint The impact of inadequately controlled asthma in urban children on quality of life and productivity
    Jordana K Schmier
    Exponent, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 98:245-51. 2007
    ..The burden of inadequately controlled pediatric asthma on education and other daily activities is not well described...
  32. pmc Are physician estimates of asthma severity less accurate in black than in white patients?
    Sande O Okelo
    Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University, 200 N Wolfe Street, Suite 3025, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:976-81. 2007
    ..Appropriate care requires accurate physician estimates of severity. It is unknown if accuracy of physician estimates differs between black and white patients, and how this relates to asthma care disparities...
  33. pmc Patient factors used by pediatricians to assign asthma treatment
    Sande O Okelo
    Department of Pediatrics, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21287 0005, USA
    Pediatrics 122:e195-201. 2008
    ..The purpose of this work was to assess the importance of various dimensions of patient asthma status as the basis of pediatrician treatment decisions...
  34. ncbi request reprint Asthma in the inner city and the indoor environment
    Elizabeth C Matsui
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 28:665-86, x. 2008
    ..This article reviews the growing body of evidence that certain indoor environmental exposures contribute to the burden of asthma in the inner city...
  35. pmc Environmental issues in managing asthma
    Gregory B Diette
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1830 E Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Respir Care 53:602-15; discussion 616-7. 2008
    ....
  36. pmc Does neighborhood violence lead to depression among caregivers of children with asthma?
    Emily S Tonorezos
    Department of Medicine, New York University, 462 First Aveunue, New York, NY 10016, United States
    Soc Sci Med 67:31-7. 2008
    ..Based on our findings, personal experience with neighborhood violence may be more important than simple awareness. Health care workers should consider screening for depression among patients exposed to community violence...
  37. ncbi request reprint Pretest risk assessment in suspected acute pulmonary embolism
    Clifford R Weiss
    Russell H Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287 0801, USA
    Acad Radiol 15:3-14. 2008
    ..To assess the pretest practices of US clinicians who treat patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE)...
  38. pmc Home indoor pollutant exposures among inner-city children with and without asthma
    Gregory B Diette
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1665-9. 2007
    ..To look for systematic differences in early life domestic exposures between inner-city preschool children with and without asthma, we performed a study of home indoor air pollutants and allergens...
  39. ncbi request reprint The contributing role of health-care communication to health disparities for minority patients with asthma
    Gregory B Diette
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 5th Floor, 1830 E Monument St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Chest 132:802S-809S. 2007
    ..Additional studies are needed that document the extent to which problems with doctor/patient communication lead to inadequate care and poor outcomes for minorities with asthma, as well as mechanisms by which these disparities occur...
  40. ncbi request reprint Does current asthma control predict future health care use among black preschool-aged inner-city children?
    Hemant P Sharma
    Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Pediatrics 120:e1174-81. 2007
    ..We investigated whether current asthma control predicts future asthma-related health care use among inner-city preschool-aged children with asthma...
  41. ncbi request reprint Mouse allergen levels vary over time in inner-city homes
    Elizabeth C Matsui
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 120:956-9. 2007
  42. pmc Common household activities are associated with elevated particulate matter concentrations in bedrooms of inner-city Baltimore pre-school children
    Meredith C McCormack
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 1830 East Monument Street, 5th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Environ Res 106:148-55. 2008
    ..Further investigation of the health effects of indoor PM exposure is warranted, as are studies to evaluate the efficacy of PM reduction strategies on asthma health of inner-city children...
  43. ncbi request reprint Patient factors that physicians use to assign asthma treatment
    Gregory B Diette
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1830 E Monument St, Fifth Floor, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1360-6. 2007
    ..Asthma guidelines recommend severity assessment to assign treatment, often quantified as current control. It is unknown how strongly control assessment affects clinician treatment decisions, nor if control is sufficient...
  44. ncbi request reprint Spirometry utilization for COPD: how do we measure up?
    MeiLan K Han
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0360, USA
    Chest 132:403-9. 2007
    ..COPD is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Guidelines recommend the confirmation of a COPD diagnosis with spirometry. Limited evidence exists, however, documenting the frequency of spirometry use in clinical practice...
  45. ncbi request reprint Mouse allergen-specific antibody responses in inner-city children with asthma
    Elizabeth C Matsui
    Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 119:910-5. 2007
    ..Although mouse allergen exposure is common in inner-city homes, little is known about the relationships between exposure and humoral immune responses to mouse allergen in this population...
  46. ncbi request reprint Do high-resolution CT findings of usual interstitial pneumonitis obviate lung biopsy? Views of pulmonologists
    Gregory B Diette
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Respiration 72:134-41. 2005
    ..Little is known, however, about the current practices of pulmonologists caring for patients with these complex conditions, and, in particular, whether HRCT can obviate the need for surgical lung biopsy...
  47. ncbi request reprint Indoor exposures to air pollutants and allergens in the homes of asthmatic children in inner-city Baltimore
    Patrick N Breysse
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street Room W6010A, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Environ Res 98:167-76. 2005
    ..Understanding this combined insult may help to explain the differential asthma burden between inner-city and non-inner-city children...
  48. ncbi request reprint Low caloric intake is associated with nosocomial bloodstream infections in patients in the medical intensive care unit
    Lewis Rubinson
    Johns Hopkins University, Department of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Crit Care Med 32:350-7. 2004
    ..To determine whether caloric intake is associated with risk of nosocomial bloodstream infection in critically ill medical patients...
  49. ncbi request reprint Best practices for insertion of central venous catheters in intensive-care units to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections
    Lewis Rubinson
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Lab Clin Med 143:5-13. 2004
  50. ncbi request reprint Internists' adherence to guidelines for prevention of intravascular catheter infections
    Lewis Rubinson
    JAMA 290:2802. 2003
  51. ncbi request reprint Caloric intake in medical ICU patients: consistency of care with guidelines and relationship to clinical outcomes
    Jerry A Krishnan
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Chest 124:297-305. 2003
    ..To assess the consistency of caloric intake with American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) recommendations for critically ill patients and to evaluate the relationship of caloric intake with clinical outcomes...
  52. ncbi request reprint The relationship between age and process of care and patient tolerance of bronchoscopy
    Boyd T Hehn
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Allergy, Immunology, and Sleep Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:917-22. 2003
    ..To determine whether patient age is associated with differences in flexible bronchoscopy technique and tolerance...
  53. ncbi request reprint In-hospital mortality following acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Susheel P Patil
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1830 E Monument Street, Suite 7110 A, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:1180-6. 2003
    ..Our objective was to obtain a generalizable estimate of in-hospital mortality from acute exacerbation of COPD in the United States and to identify predictors of in-hospital mortality using administrative data...
  54. ncbi request reprint Distraction therapy with nature sights and sounds reduces pain during flexible bronchoscopy: a complementary approach to routine analgesia
    Gregory B Diette
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Chest 123:941-8. 2003
    ..To determine whether distraction therapy with nature sights and sounds during flexible bronchoscopy (FB) reduces pain and anxiety...
  55. ncbi request reprint Availability, requesting practices, and barriers to referral for high-resolution CT of the lungs: results of a survey of U.S. pulmonologists
    John C Scatarige
    Russell H Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 601 N Caroline St, JHOC Rm 3254, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Acad Radiol 9:1370-7. 2002
    ..The authors performed this study to assess the availability of high-resolution computed tomography (CT), current referral practices, and potential barriers to the clinical use of high-resolution CT in patients with diffuse lung disease...
  56. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections associated with flexible bronchoscopes
    Arjun Srinivasan
    Department of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:221-7. 2003
    ..Endoscopes, including bronchoscopes, are the medical devices most frequently associated with outbreaks of nosocomial infections. We investigated an outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections after bronchoscopic procedures...
  57. ncbi request reprint Patient satisfaction with bronchoscopy
    Noah Lechtzin
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 166:1326-31. 2002
    ..Sicker patients may be at a risk of dissatisfaction with FB. Process of care measures that could improve satisfaction with FB include providing better information to patients and optimizing the experience of bronchoscope insertion...
  58. ncbi request reprint Gaps in asthma care of the oldest adults
    Linda L Wolfenden
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:877-83. 2002
    ..To assess the adequacy of asthma care reported by a group of older adults who were subsequently hospitalized for their asthma...
  59. ncbi request reprint Asthma in older patients: factors associated with hospitalization
    Gregory B Diette
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Room 301, 1830 E Monument St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:1123-32. 2002
    ..Although older adults (> or =65 years) with asthma have higher rates of hospitalization and death from asthma than younger adults, the reasons for this are not known...
  60. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in tuberculosis: patient and provider perspectives
    Nadia N Hansel
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Qual Life Res 13:639-52. 2004
    ..Despite available curative therapy, TB and its treatment still have significant short and long-term consequences on patients' QOL...
  61. ncbi request reprint Methods and issues in conducting a community-based environmental randomized trial
    Lee J Swartz
    Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, CMSC 1102 600 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287 3923, USA
    Environ Res 95:156-65. 2004
    ..Asthma morbidity and adherence was assessed quarterly. Collaboration with the community proved very beneficial in creating a study design and procedures acceptable to an inner-city community...
  62. ncbi request reprint Predicting patient-reported asthma outcomes for adults in managed care
    Robin A Yurk
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:321-8. 2004
    ..To develop and evaluate a set of questionnaire-based screening tools to identify risk for 1-year adverse outcomes in adults with moderate to severe asthma...
  63. ncbi request reprint Is risk-adjustor selection more important than statistical approach for provider profiling? Asthma as an example
    I Chan Huang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205 1901, USA
    Med Decis Making 25:20-34. 2005
    ..To examine how the selections of different risk adjustors and statistical approaches affect the profiles of physician groups on patient satisfaction...
  64. pmc Application of a propensity score approach for risk adjustment in profiling multiple physician groups on asthma care
    I Chan Huang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205 1901, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:253-78. 2005
    ..To develop a propensity score-based risk adjustment method to estimate the performance of 20 physician groups and to compare performance rankings using our method to a standard hierarchical regression-based risk adjustment method...
  65. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in tuberculosis: a review of the English language literature
    Betty Chang
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Qual Life Res 13:1633-42. 2004
    ..Tuberculosis (TB) studies have concentrated on clinical outcomes; few studies have examined the impact of TB on patients' quality of life (QOL)...
  66. ncbi request reprint Relationship of physician estimate of underlying asthma severity to asthma outcomes
    Gregory B Diette
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 93:546-52. 2004
    ..Implementation of national guidelines for the treatment of asthma requires physician estimates of patients' underlying asthma severity. Asthma severity is commonly assigned based on respiratory symptoms...
  67. ncbi request reprint Hospitalizations for tuberculosis in the United States in 2000: predictors of in-hospital mortality
    Nadia N Hansel
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Room 577, 1830 East Monument St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Chest 126:1079-86. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the characteristics of hospitalized patients with TB and to identify patient characteristics associated with in-hospital mortality...
  68. ncbi request reprint Emotional quality-of-life and outcomes in adolescents with asthma
    Sande O Okelo
    Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Pediatr 145:523-9. 2004
    ..Examine the association between emotional quality-of-life (QOL) and asthma morbidity in adolescents with asthma...
  69. ncbi request reprint Mouse allergen exposure and immunologic responses: IgE-mediated mouse sensitization and mouse specific IgG and IgG4 levels
    Elizabeth C Matsui
    Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 93:171-8. 2004
    ..Although there is evidence that contact with mice is associated with IgE-mediated mouse sensitization and mouse specific antibody responses, the exposure-response relationships remain unclear...
  70. ncbi request reprint Use of noninvasive ventilation in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Noah Lechtzin
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1830 E Monument Street, Fifth Floor, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler Other Motor Neuron Disord 5:9-15. 2004
    ..The extent of NIPPV use in ALS patients and the factors associated with its use have not been studied...
  71. ncbi request reprint The Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire (ATAQ) for children and adolescents
    Elizabeth A Skinner
    Departments of Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Dis Manag 7:305-13. 2004
    ..Other ATAQ components showed similar associations. ATAQ appears to have satisfactory measurement properties and is ready for use to identify patients who might benefit from further disease management efforts or medical attention...
  72. ncbi request reprint Variations of physician group profiling indicators for asthma care
    I Chan Huang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205 1901, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:38-44. 2005
    ..To determine how much of the variation in physician group profiling for asthma care can be attributed to physician groups and how reliable those profiling indicators are...
  73. ncbi request reprint The utility of cytopathology testing in lung transplant recipients
    Tracy J Wanner
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 24:870-4. 2005
    ..We hypothesized that cytopathology specimens have no additional diagnostic yield beyond that of microbiology and histopathology testing in the routine care of our lung transplant patients...
  74. ncbi request reprint Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: evaluation and treatment of respiratory impairment
    Noah Lechtzin
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler Other Motor Neuron Disord 3:5-13. 2002
    ..Tracheostomy with long-term mechanical ventilation is not frequently used but can be an important component of care for ALS. This review describes an approach to respiratory evaluation and care of patients with ALS...
  75. ncbi request reprint Impact of the 2002 Canadian forest fires on particulate matter air quality in Baltimore city
    Amir Sapkota
    Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 39:24-32. 2005
    ..This research highlights the significance of transboundary air pollution and the need for studies that assess the public health impacts associated with such sources and transport processes...
  76. ncbi request reprint Utility of high-resolution CT for management of diffuse lung disease: results of a survey of U.S. pulmonary physicians
    John C Scatarige
    Russell H Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 601 N Caroline St, JHOC Rm 3254, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Acad Radiol 10:167-75. 2003
    ....
  77. ncbi request reprint Physician satisfaction with high-resolution CT services provided by radiologists: results of a nationwide survey of pulmonary subspecialists
    John C Scatarige
    The Russell H Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 601 N Caroline St, JHOC Rm 3254, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 180:585-9. 2003
    ..Our objectives were to measure the level of satisfaction of pulmonary medicine specialists who refer patients to radiology facilities for high-resolution CT and to identify determinants of their reported satisfaction...
  78. ncbi request reprint Invited commentary: Attendance and absence as markers of health status--the example of active and passive cigarette smoking
    Anthony J Alberg
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:870-3. 2003
  79. ncbi request reprint Spirometry in the supine position improves the detection of diaphragmatic weakness in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Noah Lechtzin
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Chest 121:436-42. 2002
    ..To determine which respiratory function tests best predicted diaphragmatic strength in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...