P J Nietert

Summary

Affiliation: Medical University of South Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Correlates of depression, including overall and gastrointestinal functional status, among patients with systemic sclerosis
    Paul J Nietert
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Center for Health Care Research, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    J Rheumatol 32:51-7. 2005
  2. pmc Characteristics of recent biostatistical methods adopted by researchers publishing in general/internal medicine journals
    Paul J Nietert
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, U S A
    Stat Med 32:1-10. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Utilization and cost of mental health, substance abuse, and medical services among at-risk drinkers
    Paul J Nietert
    Medical University of South Carolina, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 64:431-48. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Imprecision in automated volume measurements of pulmonary nodules and its effect on the level of uncertainty in volume doubling time estimation
    Paul J Nietert
    Medical University of South Carolina, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, 135 Cannon St, Suite 303, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Chest 135:1580-7. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Patterns of hospital admissions and emergency room visits among patients with scleroderma in South Carolina, USA
    Paul J Nietert
    Center for Health Care Research and Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    J Rheumatol 30:1238-43. 2003
  6. doi request reprint Two pharmacy interventions to improve refill persistence for chronic disease medications: a randomized, controlled trial
    Paul J Nietert
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Med Care 47:32-40. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Comparison of changes in blood pressure measurements and antihypertensive therapy in older, hypertensive, ambulatory care patients prescribed celecoxib or rofecoxib
    Paul J Nietert
    Center for Health Care Research, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    Pharmacotherapy 23:1416-23. 2003
  8. pmc An application of a modified constrained randomization process to a practice-based cluster randomized trial to improve colorectal cancer screening
    Paul J Nietert
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, United States
    Contemp Clin Trials 30:129-32. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Demographic and clinical factors associated with in-hospital death among patients with systemic sclerosis
    Paul J Nietert
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Division of Rheumatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Rheumatol 32:1888-92. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of terminal digit preference on blood pressure measurement and treatment in primary care
    Paul J Nietert
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
    Am J Hypertens 19:147-52. 2006

Research Grants

  1. Archiving the Charleston Heart Study
    Paul Nietert; Fiscal Year: 2002

Detail Information

Publications83

  1. ncbi request reprint Correlates of depression, including overall and gastrointestinal functional status, among patients with systemic sclerosis
    Paul J Nietert
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Center for Health Care Research, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    J Rheumatol 32:51-7. 2005
    ..Patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) may develop psychological problems in addition to physiologic symptoms. We investigated whether demographic and clinical factors are associated with comorbid depression...
  2. pmc Characteristics of recent biostatistical methods adopted by researchers publishing in general/internal medicine journals
    Paul J Nietert
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, U S A
    Stat Med 32:1-10. 2013
    ..This study highlights the statistical journal articles, the statistical journals, and the types of statistical methods that appear to be having the most direct impact on GIM research...
  3. ncbi request reprint Utilization and cost of mental health, substance abuse, and medical services among at-risk drinkers
    Paul J Nietert
    Medical University of South Carolina, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 64:431-48. 2007
    ..Through multivariable models, this study found that overall costs of non-MH/SA services were similar between users and nonusers of MH/SA services...
  4. doi request reprint Imprecision in automated volume measurements of pulmonary nodules and its effect on the level of uncertainty in volume doubling time estimation
    Paul J Nietert
    Medical University of South Carolina, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, 135 Cannon St, Suite 303, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Chest 135:1580-7. 2009
    ..This study examined the effects of the volume estimation error associated with four CT scan slice thicknesses (0.625, 1.25, 2.50, and 5.00 mm) on estimates of volume doubling time (VDT) for solid nodules of various sizes...
  5. ncbi request reprint Patterns of hospital admissions and emergency room visits among patients with scleroderma in South Carolina, USA
    Paul J Nietert
    Center for Health Care Research and Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    J Rheumatol 30:1238-43. 2003
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Two pharmacy interventions to improve refill persistence for chronic disease medications: a randomized, controlled trial
    Paul J Nietert
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Med Care 47:32-40. 2009
    ..Despite the proven effectiveness of many medications for chronic diseases, many patients do not refill their prescriptions in the required timeframe...
  7. ncbi request reprint Comparison of changes in blood pressure measurements and antihypertensive therapy in older, hypertensive, ambulatory care patients prescribed celecoxib or rofecoxib
    Paul J Nietert
    Center for Health Care Research, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    Pharmacotherapy 23:1416-23. 2003
    ..To determine if changes in blood pressure and changes in class or dosing of antihypertensive drugs were significantly different in patients treated with celecoxib versus rofecoxib, two cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitors...
  8. pmc An application of a modified constrained randomization process to a practice-based cluster randomized trial to improve colorectal cancer screening
    Paul J Nietert
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, United States
    Contemp Clin Trials 30:129-32. 2009
    ..Constrained randomization is a technique to help ensure balance on pre-specified baseline covariates...
  9. ncbi request reprint Demographic and clinical factors associated with in-hospital death among patients with systemic sclerosis
    Paul J Nietert
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Division of Rheumatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Rheumatol 32:1888-92. 2005
    ..To examine demographic and clinical predictors of in-hospital death of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and determine to what extent apparent racial differences may be attributed to socioeconomic factors...
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of terminal digit preference on blood pressure measurement and treatment in primary care
    Paul J Nietert
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
    Am J Hypertens 19:147-52. 2006
    ..This article examines the prevalence of terminal digit preference (TDP) in primary care practices and the effect that a practice's level of TDP influences patients' BP measurements and management...
  11. ncbi request reprint Racial variation in clinical and immunological manifestations of systemic sclerosis
    Paul J Nietert
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, 29425, USA
    J Rheumatol 33:263-8. 2006
    ..To clarify which racial differences in disease manifestations can be attributed to differences in other factors such as gender, education, disease classification, and disease duration...
  12. ncbi request reprint Health services utilization and cost for at-risk drinkers: rural and urban comparisons
    Paul J Nietert
    Centerfor Health Care Research, 135 Canon Street, Suite 403, PO Box 250837, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 65:353-62. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine differences between healthcare use and associated costs in rural and urban at-risk drinkers...
  13. ncbi request reprint Systemic sclerosis: environmental and occupational risk factors
    P J Nietert
    Center for Health Care Research, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 12:520-6. 2000
    ..This article highlights the current medical research that has examined these associations in scleroderma-like disorders and in systemic sclerosis...
  14. ncbi request reprint Solvent oriented hobbies and the risk of systemic sclerosis
    P J Nietert
    Center for Health Care Research, and Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    J Rheumatol 26:2369-72. 1999
    ..To examine whether those participating in solvent oriented hobbies (SOH) are at greater risk of developing systemic sclerosis (SSc), and if the association is modified by the presence of the anti-Scl70 antibody...
  15. pmc The power of the sign test given uncertainty in the proportion of tied observations
    Paul J Nietert
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, United States
    Contemp Clin Trials 32:147-50. 2011
    ..This paper quantifies the degree to which uncertainty in P(T) affects a study's statistical power...
  16. ncbi request reprint Sickle cell anaemia: epidemiology and cost of illness
    Paul J Nietert
    Center for Health Care Research and Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 29425, USA corrected
    Pharmacoeconomics 20:357-66. 2002
    ..As new diagnostic methods and treatment options become available, balancing costs associated with SCA and quality of healthcare will continue to present challenges to many healthcare providers and insurers...
  17. pmc Influence of nodule detection software on radiologists' confidence in identifying pulmonary nodules with computed tomography
    Paul J Nietert
    Department of Medicine, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Thorac Imaging 26:48-53. 2011
    ..We designed a study to examine the extent to which computed tomography (CT) NDS influences the confidence of radiologists in identifying small pulmonary nodules...
  18. ncbi request reprint Hospital admissions, length of stay, charges, and in-hospital death among patients with systemic sclerosis
    P J Nietert
    Center for Health Care Research, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    J Rheumatol 28:2031-7. 2001
    ..S. in 1995. The overall in-hospital death rate was 7.1%. CONCLUSION: These patterns are consistent with a greater burden and increased severity of disease among non-whites under age 65 with Ssc...
  19. ncbi request reprint Pleural fluid pH as a predictor of pleurodesis failure: analysis of primary data
    J E Heffner
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Chest 117:87-95. 2000
    ..To determine the predictive accuracy of pH for identifying patients with malignant pleural effusions who will fail pleurodesis...
  20. ncbi request reprint National trends in screening, prevalence, and treatment of cardiovascular risk factors
    Sundar Natarajan
    Ralph H Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Prev Med 36:389-97. 2003
    ..Few studies have documented national trends in screening, awareness, and treatment of cardiovascular risk factors. We evaluated trends in screening, prevalence, and treatment of hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and smoking...
  21. ncbi request reprint Access to care and stage at diagnosis for patients with lung cancer and esophageal cancer: analysis of the Savannah River Region Information System cancer registry data
    Marc D Silverstein
    Center for Health Care Research, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    South Med J 95:900-8. 2002
    ..Our goals were to determine if race was associated with stage of cancer at diagnosis, and to identify predictors of advanced-stage lung and esophageal cancers...
  22. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of screening a population with chronic gastroesophageal reflux
    Paul J Nietert
    Center for Health Care Research, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 57:311-8. 2003
    ..The cost-effectiveness of one-time screening strategies were evaluated for 50-year-old patients with chronic reflux: no screening, standard endoscopy, and screening by an ultrathin endoscope...
  23. ncbi request reprint Intensive care decision making in the seriously ill and elderly
    Christian B Lloyd
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Crit Care Med 32:649-54. 2004
    ..To determine the influence of self-reported preadmission quality of life, hypothetical quality of life and mortality prognosis, and length and intensity of intensive care on decision making in the seriously ill and elderly...
  24. ncbi request reprint Clinical course and costs of care for Crohn's disease: Markov model analysis of a population-based cohort
    M D Silverstein
    Division of Area General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Gastroenterology 117:49-57. 1999
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the lifetime clinical course and costs of Crohn's disease in a 24-year population-based inception cohort of patients with Crohn's disease in Olmsted County, Minnesota...
  25. ncbi request reprint Strategies to accelerate translation of research into primary care within practices using electronic medical records
    Lynne S Nemeth
    The College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 22:343-9. 2007
    ..Quantitative survey results provide mean scores reflecting the integration of these strategies by practices. Nursing staff plays important roles to facilitate quality improvement within collaborative primary care practices...
  26. ncbi request reprint Ethnic disparities among patients with pulmonary hypertension associated with systemic sclerosis
    Ashley D Beall
    Division of Rheumatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425 2229, USA
    J Rheumatol 34:1277-82. 2007
    ..To examine a cohort of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and pulmonary hypertension (PH) for ethnic disparities in clinical presentation, disease detection, or management...
  27. doi request reprint Inappropriate medication use in the elderly: results from a quality improvement project in 99 primary care practices
    Andrea M Wessell
    Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcome Sciences, South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 6:21-7. 2008
    ..The use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) in the elderly population is common. Interventions to decrease PIM use in primary care settings are needed...
  28. pmc Ethnic disparities among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus in South Carolina
    Erica Anderson
    Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    J Rheumatol 35:819-25. 2008
    ..To evaluate whether ethnic disparities in mortality exist among hospitalized patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in South Carolina, USA...
  29. doi request reprint Alcohol screening and brief counseling in a primary care hypertensive population: a quality improvement intervention
    Heather Liszka Rose
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Addiction 103:1271-80. 2008
    ..To determine the effect of an intervention to improve alcohol screening and brief counseling for hypertensive patients in primary care...
  30. ncbi request reprint Impairment of the antifibrotic effect of hepatocyte growth factor in lung fibroblasts from African Americans: possible role in systemic sclerosis
    Galina S Bogatkevich
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 56:2432-42. 2007
    ..To compare the composition of cytokines in African American and Caucasian patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc; scleroderma) and in healthy individuals, particularly the expression and function of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)...
  31. doi request reprint Achievable benchmarks of care for primary care quality indicators in a practice-based research network
    Andrea M Wessell
    South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Medical University of South Carolina Campus, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Am J Med Qual 23:39-46. 2008
    ..Primary care practices can achieve high performance across a number of quality indicators, and PPRNet ABCs can serve as benchmarks for primary care practitioners and payers...
  32. pmc A pilot study of factors associated with falls in individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury
    Sandra S Brotherton
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, PO Box 250965, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 30:243-50. 2007
    ..To determine factors associated with falls among a sample of ambulatory individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Down-regulation of collagen and connective tissue growth factor expression with hepatocyte growth factor in lung fibroblasts from white scleroderma patients via two signaling pathways
    Galina S Bogatkevich
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 56:3468-77. 2007
    ..To study the mechanisms by which hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) down-regulates collagen and connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) in scleroderma (systemic sclerosis [SSc]) lung fibroblasts...
  34. ncbi request reprint A markov model of the cost effectiveness of olanzapine treatment for agitation and psychosis in Alzheimer's disease
    Stephanie Kirbach
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Clin Drug Investig 28:291-303. 2008
    ..In this study we set out to compare the expected costs and outcomes for a community-dwelling cohort of patients with Alzheimer's disease with agitation and/or psychosis who are (a) untreated, or (b) treated with olanzapine...
  35. pmc Antiinflammatory and antifibrotic effects of the oral direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran etexilate in a murine model of interstitial lung disease
    Galina S Bogatkevich
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 63:1416-25. 2011
    ..This study was undertaken to test whether dabigatran etexilate attenuates lung injury in a murine model of interstitial lung disease...
  36. pmc Antihypertensive medication prescribing patterns in a university teaching hospital
    R Neal Axon
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 12:246-52. 2010
    ..Understanding and addressing these disparities has the potential to incrementally improve hypertension control rates in the population...
  37. doi request reprint Influence of age on racial disparities in stroke admission rates, hospital charges, and outcomes in South Carolina
    Wuwei Feng
    Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Stroke 40:3096-101. 2009
    ....
  38. doi request reprint A genetic variant of immunoglobulin gamma2 is strongly associated with immunity to mucin 1 in patients with breast cancer
    Janardan P Pandey
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425 2230, USA
    Cancer Immunol Immunother 58:2025-9. 2009
    ..003). These results could potentially divide the population into high or low responders to MUC1, which has important implications for MUC1-based immunotherapeutic interventions in breast cancer...
  39. pmc High performance in screening for colorectal cancer: a Practice Partner Research Network (PPRNet) case study
    Lynne S Nemeth
    College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 22:141-6. 2009
    ..This case study of highest performing practices within the Colorectal Screening in Primary Care study (C-TRIP) explains practice strategies used and provides a model for improving CRC screening in primary care...
  40. pmc Genetic regulation of antibody responses to human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 in breast cancer
    Janardan P Pandey
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Hum Immunol 71:1124-7. 2010
    ..These results show that GM allotypes are associated with humoral immunity to HER-2, a finding with potentially significant implications for immunotherapy of breast cancer...
  41. doi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening in primary care: translating research into practice
    Steven Ornstein
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Med Care 48:900-6. 2010
    ..Because CRC screening is usually initiated upon recommendations of primary care physicians, interventions in these settings are needed to improve screening...
  42. doi request reprint Barriers to hospice enrollment among lung cancer patients: a survey of family members and physicians
    Dee W Ford
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Sleep Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina29425, USA
    Palliat Support Care 6:357-62. 2008
    ..Despite the advantages of hospice care for lung cancer patients, many are enrolled late in the course of their illness or not at all. We sought to identify reasons for this pattern...
  43. ncbi request reprint Improving the translation of research into primary care practice: results of a national quality improvement demonstration project
    Steven Ornstein
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 34:379-90. 2008
    ....
  44. pmc Colorectal cancer screening in primary care: theoretical model to improve prevalence in the practice partner research network
    Lynne S Nemeth
    College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Health Promot Pract 12:229-34. 2011
    ..5% in both groups). Opportunities exist to increase the proportion of CRC screening received in adults aged 50 and older. C-TRIP evaluates the effectiveness of a model for improvement for increasing this proportion...
  45. doi request reprint Immunoglobulin allotypes influence antibody responses to mucin 1 in patients with gastric cancer
    Janardan P Pandey
    Department of Microbiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425 2230, USA
    Cancer Res 68:4442-6. 2008
    ..0081). Levels of MUC1 IgM antibodies were not associated with these genetic markers. These results show, for the first time, that GM and KM allotypes contribute to the interindividual differences in humoral immunity to MUC1...
  46. doi request reprint Pulmonary nodule volume: effects of reconstruction parameters on automated measurements--a phantom study
    James G Ravenel
    Department of Radiology, Medical University of South Carolina, 169 Ashley Ave, PO Box 250322, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Radiology 247:400-8. 2008
    ..To prospectively evaluate in a phantom the effects of reconstruction kernel, field of view (FOV), and section thickness on automated measurements of pulmonary nodule volume...
  47. ncbi request reprint Effects of direct-to-consumer advertising of hydroxymethylglutaryl coenzyme a reductase inhibitors on attainment of LDL-C goals
    W David Bradford
    Center for Health Economic and Policy Studies, Department of Health Administration and Policy, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    Clin Ther 28:2105-18; discussion 2104. 2006
    ..While the US Food and Drug Administration is currently reexamining its regulatory stance, little evidence exists regarding the impact of DTC advertising on patient health outcomes...
  48. ncbi request reprint Improving diabetes care through a multicomponent quality improvement model in a practice-based research network
    Steven Ornstein
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 295 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Med Qual 22:34-41. 2007
    ..The findings suggest that a multicomponent intervention can have a robust impact on quality of care for diabetes...
  49. pmc Attitudes towards screening for lung cancer among smokers and their non-smoking counterparts
    Gerard A Silvestri
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas St, PO Box 250630, Charleston, SC, USA
    Thorax 62:126-30. 2007
    ..There has been resurgence of interest in lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography. The implications of directing a screening programme at smokers has been little explored...
  50. ncbi request reprint Hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and their combinations increased health care utilization and decreased health status
    Sundar Natarajan
    Center for Health Care Research, Division of General Internal Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 135 Cannon Street, Suite 403, P O Box 250837, Charleston, SC 29425 0837, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:954-61. 2004
    ..We sought to determine the effect of hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and their combinations on health care utilization and health status through analysis of data from a large national survey...
  51. ncbi request reprint A multimethod quality improvement intervention to improve preventive cardiovascular care: a cluster randomized trial
    Steven Ornstein
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:523-32. 2004
    ..Research is needed to validate effective and practical strategies for improving the provision of evidence-based medicine in primary care...
  52. ncbi request reprint Self-report and biomarker alcohol screening by primary care physicians: the need to translate research into guidelines and practice
    Peter M Miller
    Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, Medical University of South Carolina, 67 President Street, P O Box 250861, Charleston 29425, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 39:325-8. 2004
    ..To assess knowledge and use of alcohol self-report and biomarker screening by physicians...
  53. ncbi request reprint Continuity of medical care, health insurance, and nonmedical advice in the first 3 years of life
    W David Bradford
    Department of Health Administration and Policy, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Med Care 42:91-8. 2004
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography and neurocognitive functioning in children with sickle cell disease
    Mary C Kral
    Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Pediatrics 112:324-31. 2003
    ..We examined the relationship between cerebral blood flow velocity, measured by transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasonography, and neurocognitive functioning...
  55. ncbi request reprint An interactive voice response system to enhance antidepressant medication compliance
    Gail W Stuart
    College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Top Health Inf Manage 24:15-20. 2003
    ..The findings underscore the need to carefully match intervention strategies with the needs of specific patient populations, and the importance of human dialog in the context of healing...
  56. ncbi request reprint Achieving blood pressure control in patients with diabetes: a case study in primary care
    Andrea M Wessell
    Department of Pharmacy Practice, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Top Health Inf Manage 24:3-7. 2003
    ..Blood pressure control is achieved in a majority of patients in this practice secondary to their focus on guidelines, involvement of nursing staff in case management, and medication use consistent with recommendations...
  57. ncbi request reprint Importance of faith on medical decisions regarding cancer care
    Gerard A Silvestri
    Department of Medicine and Center for Health Care Research, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:1379-82. 2003
    ..One poorly understood factor is the influence of a patient's faith on how they make medical decisions. We compared the importance of faith on treatment decisions among doctors, patients, and patient caregivers...
  58. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in the incidence of lung cancer: the Savannah River Region Health Information System cancer registry, 1991-95
    Marc D Silverstein
    Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 14:23-33. 2003
  59. ncbi request reprint The Cooper River Bridge Run Study of low back pain in runners and walkers
    Shane K Woolf
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, Suite 708, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J South Orthop Assoc 11:136-43. 2002
    ..This knowledge may benefit not only athletes in training, but other fitness enthusiasts, including casual runners and walkers and those who jog or walk to rehabilitate low back injuries...
  60. ncbi request reprint An analysis of multiple staging management strategies for carcinoma of the esophagus: computed tomography, endoscopic ultrasound, positron emission tomography, and thoracoscopy/laparoscopy
    Michael B Wallace
    Digestive Diseases Center, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:1026-32. 2002
    ..Techniques studied included computed tomographic (CT) scan, endoscopic ultrasound with fine-needle aspiration biopsy (EUS-FNA), positron emission tomography (PET), thoracoscopy/laparoscopy, and combinations of these...
  61. ncbi request reprint Self-report of high cholesterol: determinants of validity in U.S. adults
    Sundar Natarajan
    Ralph H Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
    Am J Prev Med 23:13-21. 2002
    ..We evaluated the validity of self-reported hypercholesterolemia and identified determinants of validity...
  62. ncbi request reprint Depression and all-cause and coronary heart disease mortality among adults with and without diabetes
    Leonard E Egede
    Medical University of South Carolina, Center for Health Care Research, 135 Cannon St, Suite 403, PO Box 250837, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:1339-45. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of depression on all-cause and coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality among adults with and without diabetes...
  63. ncbi request reprint Adjunctive risperidone in generalized anxiety disorder: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study
    Olga Brawman-Mintzer
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 66:1321-5. 2005
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint What to wear today? Effect of doctor's attire on the trust and confidence of patients
    Shakaib U Rehman
    Ralph H Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29464, USA
    Am J Med 118:1279-86. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether the way a doctor dresses is an important factor in the degree of trust and confidence among respondents...
  65. ncbi request reprint Initial steps taken by nine primary care practices to implement alcohol screening guidelines with hypertensive patients: the AA-TRIP project
    Peter M Miller
    Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, Medical University of South Carolina, 67 President St, PO Box 250861, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Subst Abus 27:61-70. 2006
    ..Perceived time constraints, patient sensitivity to questions about alcohol, and possible stigma associated with a diagnosis of alcoholism were also relevant barriers requiring problem solving...
  66. ncbi request reprint How direct-to-consumer television advertising for osteoarthritis drugs affects physicians' prescribing behavior
    W David Bradford
    Center for Health Economic and Policy Studies, Department of Health Administration and Policy, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:1371-7. 2006
    ..DTC advertising of Vioxx increased the likelihood that patients received both Vioxx and Celebrex, but Celebrex ads only affected Vioxx use...
  67. ncbi request reprint The effect of tibial rotation on varus deformity measurement
    Heather McCann
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Pediatr Orthop 26:380-4. 2006
    ..One sawbone without deformity served as the control...
  68. ncbi request reprint Quality improvement for prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke in an academic family medicine center: do racial differences in outcome exist?
    Ruth G Jenkins
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:132-7. 2006
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint Pleural fluid pH as a predictor of survival for patients with malignant pleural effusions
    J E Heffner
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Chest 117:79-86. 2000
    ..To assess the accuracy of pleural fluid (PF) pH in predicting duration of survival of patients with malignant pleural effusions...
  70. ncbi request reprint Relationship of factors affecting age of onset of independent ambulation
    D F Stanitski
    Department of Orthopaedics, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
    J Pediatr Orthop 20:686-8. 2000
    ..9 +/- 2.1 months) than white children (11.6 +/- 2.3 months). Overall, the independent variables included in the model were only able to explain 2.5% of the variance of age at ambulation...
  71. pmc The impact of an innovative reform to the South Carolina dental medicaid system
    Paul J Nietert
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1078-91. 2005
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of an innovative reform in 2000 to the Dental Medicaid program in South Carolina...
  72. ncbi request reprint Predicted impact of attaining smoking reduction goals on mortality
    M D Silverstein
    Center for Health Care Research, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425-8060, USA
    South Med J 94:176-83. 2001
    ..Maximum reduction in mortality could be achieved by reducing initiation and increasing cessation at all ages, but a reduction in mortality would not occur for several decades...
  73. ncbi request reprint Hypertension management and control in primary care: a study of 20 practices in 14 states
    Steven M Ornstein
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    Pharmacotherapy 24:500-7. 2004
    ..To describe the management and control of hypertension in primary care practice...
  74. doi request reprint Medication prescribing and monitoring errors in primary care: a report from the Practice Partner Research Network
    A M Wessell
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 295 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:e21. 2010
    ..In this article, a study is presented in which a set of medication prescribing and monitoring quality indicators were developed, and adherence to them was assessed among a group of US primary care practices...
  75. ncbi request reprint Falls in individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury
    S S Brotherton
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health Professions, Medical University of South Carolina, 151 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Spinal Cord 45:37-40. 2007
    ..Mail survey of participants with incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI)...
  76. ncbi request reprint Moyamoya syndrome in childhood sickle cell disease: a predictive factor for recurrent cerebrovascular events
    Scott R Dobson
    Department of Neurology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Blood 99:3144-50. 2002
    ....
  77. ncbi request reprint The logic behind a multimethod intervention to improve adherence to clinical practice guidelines in a nationwide network of primary care practices
    Chris Feifer
    University of Southern California, USA
    Eval Health Prof 29:65-88. 2006
    ..Theories and evidence supporting these interventions are described and could prove useful to others trying to translate medical research into practice. Additional theory development is needed to support translation in medical offices...
  78. ncbi request reprint Patterns of fruit, vegetable, and milk consumption among smoking and nonsmoking female teens
    Diane Baer Wilson
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond 23298 0212, USA
    Am J Prev Med 22:240-6. 2002
    ..Daily consumption of a variety of foods is important due to the health-protective constituents they contain. Few studies have documented how smoking and the consumption of fruits, vegetables, and milk may be associated in female teens...
  79. ncbi request reprint Effect of depression on all-cause mortality in adults with cancer and differential effects by cancer site
    Adedayo A Onitilo
    Department of Hematology Oncology, Marshfield Clinic Wausau Center, Wausau, WI 54401, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 28:396-402. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the effect of depression on the risk of death in adults with and without cancer and by specific cancer site among those with cancer...
  80. pmc Different paths to high-quality care: three archetypes of top-performing practice sites
    Chris Feifer
    Department of Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif 90033, USA
    Ann Fam Med 5:233-41. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to examine variations in the adoption of improvements among sites achieving the best outcomes...
  81. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of group motivational interviewing (GMI) for psychiatric inpatients with chemical dependence
    Elizabeth J Santa Ana
    University at Albany, State University of New York, Department of Psychology, Albany, NY, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:816-22. 2007
    ..These results provide preliminary evidence for the efficacy of GMI when added at the outset to an inpatient program...
  82. ncbi request reprint Systemic sclerosis prevalence and comorbidities in the US, 2001-2002
    Don Robinson
    Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Services, Malvern, PA 19355, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 24:1157-66. 2008
    ..We explored autoimmune disease and other comorbidity patterns among SSc patients in the US from 2001 to 2002 and compared these with controls...
  83. ncbi request reprint Liver biopsy results in patients with sickle cell disease on chronic transfusions: poor correlation with ferritin levels
    Lina B Karam
    Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 50:62-5. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether serum ferritin levels correlated with liver iron content in sickle cell patients on chronic transfusion...

Research Grants1

  1. Archiving the Charleston Heart Study
    Paul Nietert; Fiscal Year: 2002
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