R L Cook

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Increased prevalence of herpes simplex virus type 2 among adolescent women with alcohol use disorders
    Robert L Cook
    Department of Medicine and the Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Adolesc Health 30:169-74. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: noninvasive testing for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae
    Robert L Cook
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:914-25. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Barriers to screening sexually active adolescent women for chlamydia: a survey of primary care physicians
    R L Cook
    Center for Research on Health Care and the Department of Medicine, The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Adolesc Health 28:204-10. 2001
  4. pmc Problem drinking and medication adherence among persons with HIV infection
    R L Cook
    Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 16:83-8. 2001
  5. pmc Prevalence of chlamydia and gonorrhoea among a population of men who have sex with men
    R L Cook
    University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 78:190-3. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Screening for Chlamydia trachomatis infection in college women with a polymerase chain reaction assay
    R L Cook
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Student Health Services, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 28:1002-7. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Are medical students ready to provide HIV-prevention counseling?
    R L Cook
    University of Pittsburgh Center for Research on Health Care, PA, USA
    Acad Med 73:342-6. 1998
  8. pmc What's driving an epidemic? The spread of syphilis along an interstate highway in rural North Carolina
    R L Cook
    Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Am J Public Health 89:369-73. 1999
  9. ncbi request reprint Alcohol and drug use and related disorders: An underrecognized health issue among adolescents and young adults attending sexually transmitted disease clinics
    Robert L Cook
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:565-70. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Intoxication before intercourse and risky sexual behavior in male veterans with and without human immunodeficiency virus infection
    Robert L Cook
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Med Care 44:S31-6. 2006

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint Increased prevalence of herpes simplex virus type 2 among adolescent women with alcohol use disorders
    Robert L Cook
    Department of Medicine and the Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Adolesc Health 30:169-74. 2002
    ..To determine the relationship between alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections among a sample of sexually active adolescents...
  2. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: noninvasive testing for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae
    Robert L Cook
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:914-25. 2005
    ..Testing of urine samples is noninvasive and could overcome several barriers to screening for chlamydial and gonococcal infections, but most test samples are obtained directly from the cervix or urethra...
  3. ncbi request reprint Barriers to screening sexually active adolescent women for chlamydia: a survey of primary care physicians
    R L Cook
    Center for Research on Health Care and the Department of Medicine, The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Adolesc Health 28:204-10. 2001
    ..To determine the proportion of primary care physicians who screen sexually active teenage women for chlamydia and to determine demographic factors, practice characteristics, and attitudes associated with chlamydia screening...
  4. pmc Problem drinking and medication adherence among persons with HIV infection
    R L Cook
    Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 16:83-8. 2001
    ..To examine the relation between problem drinking and medication adherence among persons with HIV infection...
  5. pmc Prevalence of chlamydia and gonorrhoea among a population of men who have sex with men
    R L Cook
    University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 78:190-3. 2002
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Screening for Chlamydia trachomatis infection in college women with a polymerase chain reaction assay
    R L Cook
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Student Health Services, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 28:1002-7. 1999
    ..These data are consistent with recommendations for testing college women with symptoms, STD exposure, or age of younger than 25 years...
  7. ncbi request reprint Are medical students ready to provide HIV-prevention counseling?
    R L Cook
    University of Pittsburgh Center for Research on Health Care, PA, USA
    Acad Med 73:342-6. 1998
    ..To determine whether medical students were prepared to assess risk and counsel patients about prevention of HIV infection, and whether HIV-related experience produced better knowledge and counseling skills...
  8. pmc What's driving an epidemic? The spread of syphilis along an interstate highway in rural North Carolina
    R L Cook
    Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Am J Public Health 89:369-73. 1999
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether county syphilis rates were increased along Interstate Highway 95 (I-95) in North Carolina during a recent epidemic...
  9. ncbi request reprint Alcohol and drug use and related disorders: An underrecognized health issue among adolescents and young adults attending sexually transmitted disease clinics
    Robert L Cook
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:565-70. 2006
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Intoxication before intercourse and risky sexual behavior in male veterans with and without human immunodeficiency virus infection
    Robert L Cook
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Med Care 44:S31-6. 2006
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Patient knowledge and attitudes about antiviral medication and vaccination for influenza in an internal medicine clinic
    Michael A Gaglia
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:1182-8. 2007
    ..Our objective in this study was to describe beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge regarding antiviral medication and vaccination for influenza among patients in an internal medicine clinic...
  12. ncbi request reprint Women's experiences with emergency contraception in an internal medicine practice
    Megan S Cunnane
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 15:1080-9. 2006
    ..Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) are effective for preventing unintended pregnancy. Whether patients in primary care settings receive physician counseling regarding ECPs has not been evaluated...
  13. ncbi request reprint Time from sexually transmitted infection acquisition to pelvic inflammatory disease development: influence on the cost-effectiveness of different screening intervals
    Kenneth J Smith
    School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Value Health 10:358-66. 2007
    ..Nevertheless, the time from STI acquisition to PID development, possibly an important factor to consider in screening interval choice, is unknown and its influence on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of screening is unclear...
  14. ncbi request reprint Is there an association between alcohol consumption and sexually transmitted diseases? A systematic review
    Robert L Cook
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 32:156-64. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review of published literature on the association between problematic alcohol consumption and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)...
  15. pmc Alcohol screening in young persons attending a sexually transmitted disease clinic. Comparison of AUDIT, CRAFFT, and CAGE instruments
    Robert L Cook
    Division of General Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:1-6. 2005
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  16. pmc Cost comparisons between home- and clinic-based testing for sexually transmitted diseases in high-risk young women
    Kenneth J Smith
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2007:62467. 2007
    ..A home testing program could be cost saving, depending on whether changes in clinic testing frequency occur when home testing is available...
  17. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases in young women seeking HIV testing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Robert L Cook
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 31:67-72. 2004
    ..Few data are available on the prevalence of and risk factors for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) other than HIV in Brazil...
  18. doi request reprint Patient knowledge and attitudes about avian influenza in an internal medicine clinic
    Michael A Gaglia
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Public Health 122:462-70. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to describe beliefs, attitudes and knowledge regarding avian influenza among patients in an internal medicine clinic...
  19. ncbi request reprint Primary care physician attitudes regarding sexually transmitted diseases
    Michael R Ashton
    School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 29:246-51. 2002
    ..Primary care physicians see the majority of patients with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), but little is known about their attitudes regarding STD-related issues...
  20. ncbi request reprint Depression, stress, and social support as predictors of high-risk sexual behaviors and STIs in young women
    Kathryn E Mazzaferro
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Adolesc Health 39:601-3. 2006
    ..When comparing adolescent women (aged 14-19) to young women (aged 20-25), the adolescents had stronger associations with the outcome variables...
  21. ncbi request reprint Knowledge about sexually transmitted diseases in women among primary care physicians
    Harold C Wiesenfeld
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 32:649-53. 2005
    ..The objectives of this study were to determine the knowledge about the management of STDs among primary care physicians and to identify physician characteristics associated with possession of STD knowledge...
  22. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use disorders among emergency department-treated older adolescents: a new brief screen (RUFT-Cut) using the AUDIT, CAGE, CRAFFT, and RAPS-QF
    Thomas M Kelly
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 28:746-53. 2004
    ..This study contrasted four brief screening instruments for detecting DSM-IV-defined AUD and tested a newly developed brief screen for use among ED-treated older adolescents...
  23. pmc Smoking cessation in a homeless population: there is a will, but is there a way?
    Sharon E Connor
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, PA 15213, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:369-72. 2002
    ..3 vs 4.9; P <.001). The findings suggest an urgent need to develop and implement smoking cessation programs for homeless persons...
  24. ncbi request reprint Social stigma and negative consequences: factors that influence college students' decisions to seek testing for sexually transmitted infections
    Karen R Barth
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Coll Health 50:153-9. 2002
    ..Clinicians and health educators should raise students' awareness of the need for screening and should work to reduce the barriers to screening, including social stigmas and negative consequences...
  25. pmc Marijuana use and sexually transmitted infections in young women who were teenage mothers
    Natacha M De Genna
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Graduate School of Public Health, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222, USA
    Womens Health Issues 17:300-9. 2007
    ..In this study, we examined the role of early and current marijuana use as it related to STI risk in a sample of young women who were pregnant teenagers, using a variety of statistical models...
  26. pmc From the NIH: proceedings of a workshop on the importance of self-obtained vaginal specimens for detection of sexually transmitted infections
    Marcia M Hobbs
    Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:8-13. 2008
    ..Similarly, SOVs should be explored for use in the diagnosis of other sexually transmitted pathogens...
  27. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of attitudinal and relationship predictors of sexual risk in the multicenter AIDS cohort study
    David G Ostrow
    David Ostrow and Associates, Chicago MACS Howard Brown Health Center and Northwestern University School of Medicine, 5455 N Sheridan Rd, Suite 1207, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
    AIDS Behav 12:127-38. 2008
    ..We conclude that HIV prevention efforts should target modifiable attitudes (reduced concern about HIV and safer sex fatigue) and increases in sexual risk-taking of MSM, particularly among HIV+ men having sex with serodiscordant partners...
  28. pmc Home screening for sexually transmitted diseases in high-risk young women: randomised controlled trial
    Robert L Cook
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, Florida, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 83:286-91. 2007
    ..Home screening tests could eliminate several barriers to testing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)...
  29. ncbi request reprint A temporal and dose-response association between alcohol consumption and medication adherence among veterans in care
    R Scott Braithwaite
    West Haven Veterans Administration Medical Center and Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 29:1190-7. 2005
    ..g., illicit drug use). Our objective was to determine whether there are temporal and dose-response relationships between alcohol consumption and poor adherence...
  30. ncbi request reprint How condom use, number of receptive anal intercourse partners and history of external genital warts predict risk for external anal warts
    D J Wiley
    Division of Primary Care, School of Nursing, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6919, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 16:203-11. 2005
    ....
  31. pmc Incidence and epidemiology of anal cancer in the multicenter AIDS cohort study
    Gypsyamber D'Souza
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 48:491-9. 2008
    ..To examine the incidence and risk factors for anal cancer in a multicenter cohort of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive and HIV-negative men who have sex with men followed between 1984 and 2006 (Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Women's satisfaction with an intravaginal Lactobacillus capsule for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis
    Jeanne M Marrazzo
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 15:1053-60. 2006
    ..To assess women's satisfaction with a vaginal capsule containing human-derived, H(2)O(2)-producing Lactobacillus crispatus at completion of a randomized, placebo-controlled study for treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Adherence to antiretroviral therapy among women with HIV infection
    Judith A Erlen
    University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, PA 15261, USA
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 31:470-7. 2002
    ..The overall objective of this secondary analysis was to examine self-reported adherence to antiretroviral therapy in a sample of women with HIV...
  34. pmc Crack cocaine, disease progression, and mortality in a multicenter cohort of HIV-1 positive women
    Judith A Cook
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    AIDS 22:1355-63. 2008
    ..This study explores relationships between crack use and HIV-1 disease outcomes in a multicenter cohort of infected women...