S J Atlas

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Population-based breast cancer screening in a primary care network
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:821-9. 2012
  2. pmc Do motor control genes contribute to interindividual variability in decreased movement in patients with pain?
    Bikash K Mishra
    Clinical Pain Research Section, Laboratory of Sensory Biology, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, DHHS, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Mol Pain 3:20. 2007
  3. pmc A clinical genetic method to identify mechanisms by which pain causes depression and anxiety
    Mitchell B Max
    Clinical Pain Research Section, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, DHHS, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Mol Pain 2:14. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcomes of surgical and nonsurgical management of sciatica secondary to a lumbar disc herniation: 10 year results from the maine lumbar spine study
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division and the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:927-35. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcomes of surgical and nonsurgical management of lumbar spinal stenosis: 8 to 10 year results from the maine lumbar spine study
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division and the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:936-43. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a new health-related quality of life instrument for patients with sinusitis
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division and the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Qual Life Res 14:1375-86. 2005
  7. pmc The role of point of care testing for patients with acute pharyngitis
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:759-61. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Spinal stenosis: surgical versus nonsurgical treatment
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division and the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 443:198-207. 2006
  9. pmc A cluster-randomized trial of a primary care informatics-based system for breast cancer screening
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 50 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:154-61. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint The impact of disability compensation on long-term treatment outcomes of patients with sciatica due to a lumbar disc herniation
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:3061-9. 2006

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. pmc Population-based breast cancer screening in a primary care network
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:821-9. 2012
    ..To assess the ability of a health information technology system to facilitate population- based breast cancer screening...
  2. pmc Do motor control genes contribute to interindividual variability in decreased movement in patients with pain?
    Bikash K Mishra
    Clinical Pain Research Section, Laboratory of Sensory Biology, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, DHHS, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Mol Pain 3:20. 2007
    ..We demonstrate an analytic method that we applied to 14 of these genes in 290 patients with acute sciatica, whose reduction in movement was estimated by items from the Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire...
  3. pmc A clinical genetic method to identify mechanisms by which pain causes depression and anxiety
    Mitchell B Max
    Clinical Pain Research Section, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, DHHS, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Mol Pain 2:14. 2006
    ..We seek molecules that show a significant statistical interaction between (1) the amount of surgical pain relief, and (2) the alleles of the gene, on depression and anxiety during the first postoperative year...
  4. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcomes of surgical and nonsurgical management of sciatica secondary to a lumbar disc herniation: 10 year results from the maine lumbar spine study
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division and the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:927-35. 2005
    ..A prospective cohort study...
  5. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcomes of surgical and nonsurgical management of lumbar spinal stenosis: 8 to 10 year results from the maine lumbar spine study
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division and the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:936-43. 2005
    ..A prospective observational cohort study...
  6. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a new health-related quality of life instrument for patients with sinusitis
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division and the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Qual Life Res 14:1375-86. 2005
    ..This study used patient focus and pretesting groups followed by a prospective cohort study to develop and validate a HRQL instrument for patients with sinusitis...
  7. pmc The role of point of care testing for patients with acute pharyngitis
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:759-61. 2005
    ..There is no consensus favoring a particular strategy for evaluating patients with pharyngitis...
  8. ncbi request reprint Spinal stenosis: surgical versus nonsurgical treatment
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division and the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 443:198-207. 2006
    ..We review the available evidence for nonsurgical and surgical interventions, and highlight comparative results wherever applicable...
  9. pmc A cluster-randomized trial of a primary care informatics-based system for breast cancer screening
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 50 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:154-61. 2011
    ..Information technology offers the promise, as yet unfulfilled, of delivering efficient, evidence-based health care...
  10. ncbi request reprint The impact of disability compensation on long-term treatment outcomes of patients with sciatica due to a lumbar disc herniation
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:3061-9. 2006
    ..Prospective, observational study...
  11. pmc Patient-physician connectedness and quality of primary care
    Steven J Atlas
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Intern Med 150:325-35. 2009
    ..Among all patients seen by a physician, some will be more strongly connected to their physician than others, but the effect of connectedness on measures of physician performance is not known...
  12. pmc What is different about workers' compensation patients? Socioeconomic predictors of baseline disability status among patients with lumbar radiculopathy
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:2019-26. 2007
    ..Combined analysis of 2 prospective clinical studies...
  13. pmc Is this "my" patient? Development and validation of a predictive model to link patients to primary care providers
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:973-8. 2006
    ..Evaluating the quality of care provided by individual primary care physicians (PCPs) may be limited by failing to know which patients the PCP feels personally responsible for...
  14. ncbi request reprint Primary care involvement and outcomes of care in patients with a workers' compensation claim for back pain
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division and the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Medical Services, MA General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:1041-8. 2004
    ..A retrospective case series of primary care patients receiving Workers' Compensation (WC) for back pain...
  15. pmc Evaluating and managing acute low back pain in the primary care setting
    S J Atlas
    General Medicine Division and the Medical Practices Evaluation Center, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 16:120-31. 2001
    ..The prognosis for most patients is good, although recurrence is common. Thus, educating patients about the natural history of acute low back pain and how to prevent future episodes can help ensure reasonable expectations...
  16. ncbi request reprint Surgical and nonsurgical management of lumbar spinal stenosis: four-year outcomes from the maine lumbar spine study
    S J Atlas
    Medical Practices Evaluation Center and the General Medicine Division, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 25:556-62. 2000
    ..A prospective cohort study of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis recruited from the practices of orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons throughout Maine...
  17. ncbi request reprint Surgical and nonsurgical management of sciatica secondary to a lumbar disc herniation: five-year outcomes from the Maine Lumbar Spine Study
    S J Atlas
    General Medicine Division and the Medical Practices Evaluation Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:1179-87. 2001
    ..A prospective cohort study...
  18. ncbi request reprint Long-term disability and return to work among patients who have a herniated lumbar disc: the effect of disability compensation
    S J Atlas
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 82:4-15. 2000
    ..Therefore, we believe that it is important to describe the long-term outcomes for patients who have herniation of a lumbar disc and sciatica according to the Workers' Compensation status at the time of the preoperative consultation...
  19. ncbi request reprint Evaluation and treatment of low back pain: an evidence-based approach to clinical care
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 50 Staniford Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Muscle Nerve 27:265-84. 2003
    ..Patients with radicular pain and little or no neurological findings should receive conservative treatment, but elective surgery is appropriate for those with nerve root compression who are unresponsive to conservative therapy...
  20. ncbi request reprint The Maine-Seattle back questionnaire: a 12-item disability questionnaire for evaluating patients with lumbar sciatica or stenosis: results of a derivation and validation cohort analysis
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division and the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:1869-76. 2003
    ..Analysis of health-related quality of life data obtained from a prospective cohort study of patients with sciatica due to an intervertebral disc herniation or lumbar spinal stenosis...
  21. ncbi request reprint The Maine Lumbar Spine Study, Part III. 1-year outcomes of surgical and nonsurgical management of lumbar spinal stenosis
    S J Atlas
    Medical Practices Evaluation Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 21:1787-94; discussion 1794-5. 1996
    ..Comparisons of outcomes by treatment received must be made cautiously because of differences in baseline characteristics. A determination of whether the outcomes observed persist requires long-term follow-up...
  22. ncbi request reprint The Maine Lumbar Spine Study, Part II. 1-year outcomes of surgical and nonsurgical management of sciatica
    S J Atlas
    Medical Practices Evaluation Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 21:1777-86. 1996
    ..These results should be interpreted cautiously, because surgical treatment was not assigned randomly. Long-term follow-up will determine if these differences persist...
  23. ncbi request reprint The Quebec Task Force classification for Spinal Disorders and the severity, treatment, and outcomes of sciatica and lumbar spinal stenosis
    S J Atlas
    Medical Practices Evaluation Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 21:2885-92. 1996
    ..These results provide validation for the classification and its wider adoption. Nonetheless, improved diagnostic classifications are needed to predict outcomes better in patients with sciatica who undergo surgery...
  24. ncbi request reprint Safely increasing the proportion of patients with community-acquired pneumonia treated as outpatients: an interventional trial
    S J Atlas
    Medical Practices Evaluation Center and the General Medicine Division, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
    Arch Intern Med 158:1350-6. 1998
    ..Such patients should be candidates for outpatient treatment, yet many are hospitalized...
  25. pmc The impact of workers' compensation on outcomes of surgical and nonoperative therapy for patients with a lumbar disc herniation: SPORT
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division, Medical Services, MA General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:89-97. 2010
    ..Prospective randomized and observational cohorts...
  26. ncbi request reprint Processes of care, illness severity, and outcomes in the management of community-acquired pneumonia at academic hospitals
    J Dedier
    Section of General Internal Medicine Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, 91 E Concord St, Suite 200, Boston, MA 02118 2393, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:2099-104. 2001
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  27. pmc Mammography FastTrack: an intervention to facilitate reminders for breast cancer screening across a heterogeneous multi-clinic primary care network
    William T Lester
    Laboratory of Computer Science, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 50 Staniford Street, 7th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 16:187-95. 2009
    ..Overall, 63% of patients were successfully contacted. Systematic population-based efforts are promising tools to improve preventative care...
  28. pmc A culturally tailored navigator program for colorectal cancer screening in a community health center: a randomized, controlled trial
    Sanja Percac-Lima
    Chelsea HealthCare Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Chelsea, MA 02150, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:211-7. 2009
    ..Minority racial/ethnic groups have low colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates...
  29. pmc Barriers to follow-up of an abnormal Pap smear in Latina women referred for colposcopy
    Sanja Percac-Lima
    Chelsea HealthCare Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, 151 Everett Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:1198-204. 2010
    ..Lower rates of follow-up after an abnormal Pap smear in racial and ethnic minorities may contribute to the higher incidence and mortality rates of cervical cancer seen in these groups...
  30. doi request reprint Relationship between patient panel characteristics and primary care physician clinical performance rankings
    Clemens S Hong
    School of Medicine, Harvard University, and General Medicine Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    JAMA 304:1107-13. 2010
    ..Physicians have increasingly become the focus of clinical performance measurement...
  31. pmc Barriers to screening colonoscopy for low-income Latino and white patients in an urban community health center
    Alexander R Green
    The Disparities Solutions Center at the Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:834-40. 2008
    ..Colonoscopy is a screening modality for the early detection of colonic polyps and cancers but is underutilized, particularly among minorities...
  32. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in patients with sinusitis
    Jeffrey A Linder
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont Street, BC 3 2X, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 4:490-5. 2004
    ..In this article, we review the definition of HRQL, the meaning and importance of validating HRQL measures, the impact of sinusitis on HRQL, and validated measures of HRQL for use in research and in clinical practice...
  33. pmc Measures of health-related quality of life for adults with acute sinusitis. A systematic review
    Jeffrey A Linder
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and the General Medicine Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:390-401. 2003
    ..We identified symptom scores and HRQL instruments for adults with sinusitis and assessed their performance characteristics...
  34. ncbi request reprint Validity of a new health-related quality of life instrument for patients with chronic sinusitis
    Steven J Atlas
    General Medicine Division and the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Department of Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Laryngoscope 115:846-54. 2005
    ..To assess the validity and responsiveness of a new health-related quality of life (HRQL) instrument for patients with chronic sinusitis...
  35. ncbi request reprint The effect of surgical and nonsurgical treatment on longitudinal outcomes of lumbar spinal stenosis over 10 years
    Yuchiao Chang
    General Medicine Division and the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:785-92. 2005
    ..To assess the relative effect of initial surgical and nonsurgical treatment on longitudinal outcomes of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis over a 10-year follow-up period...
  36. ncbi request reprint Classics from the spine literature revisited: a randomized trial of 2 versus 7 days of recommended bed rest for acute low back pain
    S J Atlas
    Medical Practices Evaluation Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 22:2331-7. 1997
    ..In spite of this, bed rest recommendations for episodes of low back pain remain common. Additional efforts are needed to change clinical practice...
  37. doi request reprint Performance on preventive cancer screening tests in the ambulatory setting by internal medicine resident physicians
    Perry G An
    Medical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Teach Learn Med 22:45-9. 2010
    ..Limited information exists about the quality and determinants of ambulatory care by resident physicians...
  38. ncbi request reprint Symptoms of distress as prospective predictors of pain-related sciatica treatment outcomes
    Robert R Edwards
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 N Wolfe Street, Meyer 1 108, Baltimore, MD 21287, United States
    Pain 130:47-55. 2007
    ..Future research should determine whether the prospective identification and treatment of patients with high levels of distress (a "yellow flag") is associated with improved treatment outcomes...
  39. pmc Automated identification of a physician's primary patients
    Thomas A Lasko
    MIT CSAIL, 32 Vassar Street, 32 252, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 13:74-9. 2006
    ..To develop and validate an automated method for determining the set of patients for whom a given primary care physician holds overall clinical responsibility...
  40. ncbi request reprint Is there a continuing role for prospective observational studies in spine research?
    Robert B Keller
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:847-9. 2005
  41. ncbi request reprint GTP cyclohydrolase and tetrahydrobiopterin regulate pain sensitivity and persistence
    Irmgard Tegeder
    Neural Plasticity Research Group, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 149 13th Street, Room 4309, Charlestown, Massachusetts 02129, USA
    Nat Med 12:1269-77. 2006
    ..BH4 is therefore an intrinsic regulator of pain sensitivity and chronicity, and the GTP cyclohydrolase haplotype is a marker for these traits...