ROBERT JOEL GOLDBERG
Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Medical School
- Tran H, Erskine N, Nguyen H, McManus D, Awad H, Kiefe C, et al. Increase in white blood cell count is associated with the development of atrial fibrillation after an acute coronary syndrome. Int J Cardiol. 2019;274:138-143 pubmed publisher..Increase in the WBCC during hospitalization for an ACS should be further studied as a potentially simple predictor for new-onset AF in these patients. ..
- Goldberg R, Gurwitz J, Saczynski J, Hsu G, McManus D, Magid D, et al. Comparison of medication practices in patients with heart failure and preserved versus those with reduced ejection fraction (from the Cardiovascular Research Network [CVRN]). Am J Cardiol. 2013;111:1324-9 pubmed publisher..In conclusion, the present results from a large, population-based sample suggest considerable variation in the previous and new use of different cardiac medication classes of drugs in patients with HF-PEF versus HF-REF. ..
- Goldberg R, Saczynski J, McManus D, Waring M, McManus R, Allison J, et al. Characteristics of contemporary patients discharged from the hospital after an acute coronary syndrome. Am J Med. 2015;128:1087-93 pubmed publisher..Implications of the high psychosocial burden on various patient-related outcomes require investigation. ..
- Erskine N, Waring M, McManus D, Lessard D, Kiefe C, Goldberg R. Barriers to Healthcare Access and Long-Term Survival After an Acute Coronary Syndrome. J Gen Intern Med. 2018;33:1543-1550 pubmed publisher..Patients with these barriers to follow-up care may benefit from more intensive follow-up and support. ..
- Helfand B, Maselli N, Lessard D, Yarzebski J, Gore J, McManus D, et al. Elevated serum glucose levels and survival after acute heart failure: a population-based perspective. Diab Vasc Dis Res. 2015;12:119-25 pubmed publisher..Patients with elevated blood glucose levels at hospital admission are more likely to die acutely. After resolution of the acute illness, patients with previously diagnosed DM need careful monitoring and enhanced treatment. ..
- Waring M, McManus D, Lemon S, Gore J, Anatchkova M, McManus R, et al. Perceiving one's heart condition to be cured following hospitalization for acute coronary syndromes: Implications for patient-provider communication. Patient Educ Couns. 2016;99:455-461 pubmed publisher..8, 95%CI: 1.9-12.0 vs medical management). One week post-discharge, 3 in 10 patients perceived their heart condition to be cured. Conversations with patients should frame ACS as a chronic disease and dispel cure perceptions. ..
- Goldberg R, Makam R, Yarzebski J, McManus D, Lessard D, Gore J. Decade-Long Trends (2001-2011) in the Incidence and Hospital Death Rates Associated with the In-Hospital Development of Cardiogenic Shock after Acute Myocardial Infarction. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2016;9:117-25 pubmed publisher..These encouraging trends in hospital survival are likely because of advances in the early recognition and aggressive management of patients who develop cardiogenic shock. ..
- Tisminetzky M, Coukos J, McManus D, Darling C, Joffe S, Gore J, et al. Decade-long trends in the magnitude, treatment, and outcomes of patients aged 30 to 54 years hospitalized with ST-segment elevation and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Am J Cardiol. 2014;113:1606-10 pubmed publisher..Patients with STEMI and NSTEMI had similar in-hospital outcomes and long-term survival. Trends in these and other important outcomes warrant continued monitoring. ..
- Tisminetzky M, McManus D, Erskine N, Saczynski J, Yarzebski J, Granillo E, et al. Thirty-day Hospital Readmissions in Patients with Non-ST-segment Elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction. Am J Med. 2015;128:760-5 pubmed publisher..We identified several groups at higher risk for hospital readmission; further surveillance efforts and/or tailored educational and treatment approaches remain needed for these groups. ..
- Chen H, Gore J, Lapane K, Yarzebski J, Person S, Gurwitz J, et al. A 35-Year Perspective (1975 to 2009) into the Long-Term Prognosis and Hospital Management of Patients Discharged from the Hospital After a First Acute Myocardial Infarction. Am J Cardiol. 2015;116:24-9 pubmed publisher..In conclusion, the increased use of invasive cardiac interventions and pharmacotherapies was associated with enhanced long-term survival in patients hospitalized for a first AMI. ..
- Zacharias M, Joffe S, Konadu E, Meyer T, Kiernan M, Lessard D, et al. Clinical epidemiology of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) in comparatively young hospitalized patients. Int J Cardiol. 2016;202:918-21 pubmed publisher..While HFpEF is predominantly a disease of old age, data from longitudinal studies remain needed to identify risk factors in younger individuals that may predispose them to the development of HFpEF. ..
- Awad H, Tisminetzky M, Metry D, McManus D, Yarzebski J, Gore J, et al. Magnitude, treatment, and impact of diabetes mellitus in patients hospitalized with non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction: A community-based study. Diab Vasc Dis Res. 2016;13:13-20 pubmed publisher..Diabetic patients presenting with non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction remain at high risk of developing significant clinical complications during hospitalization. ..
- Tisminetzky M, Gurwitz J, McManus D, Saczynski J, Erskine N, Waring M, et al. Multiple Chronic Conditions and Psychosocial Limitations in Patients Hospitalized with an Acute Coronary Syndrome. Am J Med. 2016;129:608-14 pubmed publisher..This emphasizes the challenge of caring for these patients, which extends well beyond acute coronary syndrome management. ..
- Chen H, Tisminetzky M, Yarzebski J, Gore J, Goldberg R. Decade-Long Trends in the Frequency of 90-Day Rehospitalizations After Hospital Discharge for Acute Myocardial Infarction. Am J Cardiol. 2016;117:743-8 pubmed publisher..In conclusion, the likelihood of subsequent 90-day rehospitalizations remained frequent, and we did not observe a significant decrease in these rates during the years under study. ..
- Allison J, Nguyen H, Ha D, Chiriboga G, Ly H, Tran H, et al. Culturally adaptive storytelling method to improve hypertension control in Vietnam - "We talk about our hypertension": study protocol for a feasibility cluster-randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2016;17:26 pubmed publisher..ClinicalTrials.gov. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02483780 (registration date June 22, 2015). ..
- Makam R, Erskine N, Yarzebski J, Lessard D, Lau J, Allison J, et al. Decade Long Trends (2001-2011) in Duration of Pre-Hospital Delay Among Elderly Patients Hospitalized for an Acute Myocardial Infarction. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016;5:e002664 pubmed publisher..The lack of improvement in the timeliness of patients' care-seeking behavior during the years under study remains of considerable clinical and public health concern. ..
- Tran H, Waring M, McManus D, Erskine N, Do V, Kiefe C, et al. Underuse of Effective Cardiac Medications Among Women, Middle-Aged Adults, and Racial/Ethnic Minorities With Coronary Artery Disease (from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005 to 2014). Am J Cardiol. 2017;120:1223-1229 pubmed publisher..Continued targeted efforts are needed to increase the receipt of effective cardiac medications among all US adults with CAD, especially those aged 45 to 64 years, women, and racial/ethnic minorities. ..
- Goldberg R, Spencer F, Gore J, Lessard D, Yarzebski J. Thirty-year trends (1975 to 2005) in the magnitude of, management of, and hospital death rates associated with cardiogenic shock in patients with acute myocardial infarction: a population-based perspective. Circulation. 2009;119:1211-9 pubmed publisher..Given the high death rates associated with this clinical complication, monitoring future trends in the incidence and death rates and the factors associated with an increased risk for developing cardiogenic shock remains warranted. ..
- Tisminetzky M, Wang T, Gurwitz J, Kaltenbach L, McManus D, Gore J, et al. Magnitude and Characteristics of Patients Who Survived an Acute Myocardial Infarction. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017;6: pubmed publisher..URL: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT01088503. ..
- Nguyen H, Yarzebski J, Lessard D, Gore J, McManus D, Goldberg R. Ten-Year (2001-2011) Trends in the Incidence Rates and Short-Term Outcomes of Early Versus Late Onset Cardiogenic Shock After Hospitalization for Acute Myocardial Infarction. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017;6: pubmed publisher..Interventions focused on preventing or treating prehospital and late CS are needed to improve in-hospital survival after acute myocardial infarction. ..