Leslie R Harrold

Summary

Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Patients and providers view gout differently: a qualitative study
    Leslie R Harrold
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Meyers Primary Care Institute and Fallon Clinic, Worcester, USA
    Chronic Illn 6:263-71. 2010
  2. pmc Malignancy validation in a United States registry of rheumatoid arthritis patients
    Mark C Fisher
    Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:85. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Incidence and prevalence of juvenile idiopathic arthritis among children in a managed care population, 1996-2009
    Leslie R Harrold
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Meyers Primary Care Institute and Fallon Clinic, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    J Rheumatol 40:1218-25. 2013
  4. pmc Primary care providers' knowledge, beliefs and treatment practices for gout: results of a physician questionnaire
    Leslie R Harrold
    Department of Orthopedics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 52:1623-9. 2013
  5. doi request reprint New developments in gout
    Leslie Harrold
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 25:304-9. 2013
  6. pmc Cost-related medication nonadherence in older patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Leslie R Harrold
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Medicine, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Rheumatol 40:137-43. 2013
  7. pmc Time trends in medication use and expenditures in older patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Leslie R Harrold
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, MA, USA
    Am J Med 125:937.e9-15. 2012
  8. pmc Patients' knowledge and beliefs concerning gout and its treatment: a population based study
    Leslie R Harrold
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, MA, USA
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:180. 2012
  9. pmc Prescribing practices in a US cohort of rheumatoid arthritis patients before and after publication of the American College of Rheumatology treatment recommendations
    Leslie R Harrold
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 64:630-8. 2012
  10. pmc The dynamics of chronic gout treatment: medication gaps and return to therapy
    Leslie R Harrold
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, Mass, USA
    Am J Med 123:54-9. 2010

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. pmc Patients and providers view gout differently: a qualitative study
    Leslie R Harrold
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Meyers Primary Care Institute and Fallon Clinic, Worcester, USA
    Chronic Illn 6:263-71. 2010
    ..We sought to examine patients' and providers' views on the treatment of gout to better understand why management is suboptimal...
  2. pmc Malignancy validation in a United States registry of rheumatoid arthritis patients
    Mark C Fisher
    Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:85. 2012
    ..However, little is known on the accuracy of physician reported malignancies compared to pertinent medical record review in large cohort studies...
  3. doi request reprint Incidence and prevalence of juvenile idiopathic arthritis among children in a managed care population, 1996-2009
    Leslie R Harrold
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Meyers Primary Care Institute and Fallon Clinic, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    J Rheumatol 40:1218-25. 2013
    ..We used computerized healthcare information from the Kaiser Permanente Northern California membership to validate JIA diagnoses and estimate the incidence and prevalence of the disease in this well-characterized population...
  4. pmc Primary care providers' knowledge, beliefs and treatment practices for gout: results of a physician questionnaire
    Leslie R Harrold
    Department of Orthopedics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 52:1623-9. 2013
    ..We sought to examine primary care providers' gout knowledge and reported treatment patterns in comparison with current treatment recommendations...
  5. doi request reprint New developments in gout
    Leslie Harrold
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 25:304-9. 2013
    ..Gout is the most common type of inflammatory arthritis. This review summarizes the most recent studies on newer therapeutics, disease management strategies and treatment recommendations...
  6. pmc Cost-related medication nonadherence in older patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Leslie R Harrold
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Medicine, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Rheumatol 40:137-43. 2013
    ..Our objective was to examine whether patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at particular risk for cost-related medication nonadherence (CRN) and spending less on basic needs...
  7. pmc Time trends in medication use and expenditures in older patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Leslie R Harrold
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, MA, USA
    Am J Med 125:937.e9-15. 2012
    ..We sought to examine how expansions in insurance coverage of nonbiologic and biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs affected the access, costs, and health status of older patients with rheumatoid arthritis...
  8. pmc Patients' knowledge and beliefs concerning gout and its treatment: a population based study
    Leslie R Harrold
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, MA, USA
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:180. 2012
    ..We sought to examine patients' knowledge and beliefs concerning gout and its treatment in order to identify barriers to optimal patient self-management...
  9. pmc Prescribing practices in a US cohort of rheumatoid arthritis patients before and after publication of the American College of Rheumatology treatment recommendations
    Leslie R Harrold
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 64:630-8. 2012
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  10. pmc The dynamics of chronic gout treatment: medication gaps and return to therapy
    Leslie R Harrold
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, Mass, USA
    Am J Med 123:54-9. 2010
    ..To identify gaps in therapy with urate-lowering drugs for the treatment of gout as well as factors associated with resuming therapy...
  11. pmc Medication adherence of patients with selected rheumatic conditions: a systematic review of the literature
    Leslie R Harrold
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Fallon Clinic Foundation, and Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, MA, USA
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 38:396-402. 2009
    ..Our aim was to perform a systematic review of the literature examining adherence with treatments for inflammatory rheumatic conditions to assess the magnitude of the problem in this patient population...
  12. ncbi request reprint Identification of patients with arthritis and arthritis-related functional limitation using administrative data
    Leslie R Harrold
    Meyer Primary Care Institute and University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:487-97. 2008
    ..To develop algorithms on the basis of administrative data to identify patients with arthritis and arthritis-related functional limitation (AFL)...
  13. pmc Adherence with urate-lowering therapies for the treatment of gout
    Leslie R Harrold
    Department of Medicine, The Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Arthritis Res Ther 11:R46. 2009
    ..Adherence to urate-lowering drugs (ULDs) has not been well evaluated among those with gout. Our aim was to assess the level and determinants of non-adherence with ULDs prescribed for gout...
  14. doi request reprint Dementia and risk of adverse warfarin-related events in the nursing home setting
    Jennifer Tjia
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 10:323-30. 2012
    ..Little attention has been focused on the safety of medications administered to treat non illnesses in nursing home residents with dementia. It is unclear whether this population is at increased risk of adverse drug events...
  15. pmc Strategies for detecting adverse drug events among older persons in the ambulatory setting
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Fallon Healthcare System and University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 11:492-8. 2004
    ..To examine various strategies for the identification of adverse drug events (ADEs) among older persons in the ambulatory clinical setting...
  16. ncbi request reprint Challenges of estimating health service utilization for osteoarthritis patients on a population level
    Leslie R Harrold
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Fallon Healthcare System and University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01605, USA
    J Rheumatol 29:1931-6. 2002
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  17. ncbi request reprint Asthma drug use and the development of Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS)
    Leslie R Harrold
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Fallon Clinic and Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 16:620-6. 2007
    ..Using pooled data from two nested case-control studies, we examined the association between asthma drug use and the development of CSS...
  18. ncbi request reprint Incidence of Churg-Strauss syndrome in asthma drug users: a population-based perspective
    Leslie R Harrold
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School and Fallon Foundation, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Rheumatol 32:1076-80. 2005
    ..To estimate the incidence of Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) among a large population of asthma drug users...
  19. pmc Narrowing gender differences in procedure use for acute myocardial infarction: insights from the Worcester heart attack study
    Leslie R Harrold
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:423-31. 2003
    ..To examine age-specific gender differences and trends over time in the management of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  20. pmc A systematic review of validated methods for identifying heart failure using administrative data
    Jane S Saczynski
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 21:129-40. 2012
    ..To identify and describe the validity of algorithms used to detect heart failure (HF) using administrative and claims data sources...
  21. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for adverse drug events among older adults in the ambulatory setting
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1349-54. 2004
    ..To gather information on patient-level factors associated with risk of adverse drug events (ADEs) that may allow focus of prevention efforts on patients at high risk...
  22. doi request reprint Randomized trial of a warfarin communication protocol for nursing homes: an SBAR-based approach
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Fallon Community Health Plan, Fallon Clinic, Worcester, USA
    Am J Med 124:179.e1-7. 2011
    ..Prior research has demonstrated compelling evidence of safety problems with warfarin therapy in this setting, often associated with suboptimal communication between nursing home staff and prescribing physicians...
  23. ncbi request reprint Validity of gout diagnoses in administrative data
    Leslie R Harrold
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Fallon Foundation, and Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 57:103-8. 2007
    ..To determine the utility of using administrative data for epidemiologic studies of gout by examining the validity of gout diagnoses in claims data...
  24. doi request reprint Effect of computerized provider order entry with clinical decision support on adverse drug events in the long-term care setting
    Jerry H Gurwitz
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Fallon Clinic, and Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:2225-33. 2008
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of computerized provider order entry with clinical decision support for preventing adverse drug events in long-term care...
  25. ncbi request reprint Knowledge of and perceived need for evidence-based education about antipsychotic medications among nursing home leadership and staff
    Celeste A Lemay
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, a joint endeavor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Reliant Medical Group, and Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, MA Electronic address
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 14:895-900. 2013
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  26. ncbi request reprint An electronic health record-based intervention to increase follow-up office visits and decrease rehospitalization in older adults
    Jerry H Gurwitz
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Reliant Medical Group and Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, Massachusetts
    J Am Geriatr Soc 62:865-71. 2014
    ..To assess the effect of an electronic health record-based transitional care intervention involving automated alerts to primary care providers and staff when older adults were discharged from the hospital...
  27. ncbi request reprint The safety of warfarin therapy in the nursing home setting
    Jerry H Gurwitz
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Fallon Clinic Foundation, and Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, Mass 01605, USA
    Am J Med 120:539-44. 2007
    ..We examined the preventability of adverse warfarin-related events and potential adverse warfarin-related events ("near misses") in the nursing home setting...
  28. ncbi request reprint Identifying patients with osteoporosis or at risk for osteoporotic fractures
    Yong Chen
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:e61-7. 2012
    ..To test the validity of using administrative data to identify patients with osteoporosis or low bone mineral density (BMD) and high risk for osteoporotic fractures...
  29. ncbi request reprint Adverse drug events after hospital discharge in older adults: types, severity, and involvement of Beers Criteria Medications
    Abir O Kanaan
    MCPHS University, Worcester, Massachusetts Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:1894-9. 2013
    ..To characterize adverse drug events (ADEs) occurring within the high-risk 45-day period after hospitalization in older adults...
  30. ncbi request reprint The incidence of adverse drug events in two large academic long-term care facilities
    Jerry H Gurwitz
    The Meyers Primary Care Institute, Fallon Foundation, and University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    Am J Med 118:251-8. 2005
    ..To assess the incidence of and risk factors for adverse drug events in the long-term care setting...
  31. ncbi request reprint Understanding the role of sex differences in work injuries: implications for primary care practice
    Leslie R Harrold
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 30:36-43. 2008
    ..Primary care physicians care for work-injured women and men, yet there is little information on sex differences in outcomes and factors contributing to post-injury outcomes to guide their evaluation and recommendations...
  32. pmc A systematic review of validated methods for identifying cerebrovascular accident or transient ischemic attack using administrative data
    Susan E Andrade
    Meyers Primary Care Institute Reliant Medical Group, Fallon Community Health Plan, and University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 21:100-28. 2012
    ..To perform a systematic review of the validity of algorithms for identifying cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs) or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) using administrative and claims data...
  33. pmc Adherence and occurrence of fractures after switching to once-monthly oral bisphophonates
    Becky A Briesacher
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Fallon Clinic and the Fallon Community Health Plan Worcester, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 19:1233-40. 2010
    ..The study aim is to test whether switching from once-weekly BPs to once-monthly BPs improves adherence and fracture risk...
  34. pmc Adoption of once-monthly oral bisphosphonates and the impact on adherence
    Becky A Briesacher
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Meyers Primary Care Institute, and Fallon Clinic, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Am J Med 123:275-80. 2010
    ..The extent of the adoption of once-monthly bisphosphonates into general clinical practice is not known, nor is it known if the novel formulation improves adherence...
  35. ncbi request reprint Heart failure risk among patients with rheumatoid arthritis starting a TNF antagonist
    Daniel H Solomon
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Rheum Dis 72:1813-8. 2013
    ..We studied the risk of new or recurrent HF among a group of patients receiving these agents to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Incidence and preventability of adverse drug events among older persons in the ambulatory setting
    Jerry H Gurwitz
    Meyers Primary Care Institute and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, 630 Plantation St, Worcester, Mass 01605, USA
    JAMA 289:1107-16. 2003
    ..Adverse drug events, especially those that may be preventable, are among the most serious concerns about medication use in older persons cared for in the ambulatory clinical setting...
  37. ncbi request reprint Physician attitudes concerning anticoagulation services in the long-term care setting
    Leslie R Harrold
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, The University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Fallon Healthcare System, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 14:59-64. 2002
    ..Even less is known about physician attitudes regarding these services. To examine this issue, we surveyed physicians caring for nursing home residents in a sample of long-term care facilities located in Connecticut...
  38. ncbi request reprint Age and sex differences in the treatment of patients with initial acute myocardial infarction: a community-wide perspective
    Leslie R Harrold
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass 01655, USA
    Cardiology 99:39-46. 2003
    ..The objectives of our study were to determine whether women are treated differently than men and whether age acts as a potential effect modifier of any observed associations...
  39. ncbi request reprint Identification of patients with Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) using automated data
    Leslie R Harrold
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, The University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Fallon Healthcare System, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 13:661-7. 2004
    ..Our aim was to identify individuals with Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) among asthma drug users, based on patterns of diagnostic and procedural codes (termed 'algorithms') contained in automated claims data...
  40. ncbi request reprint A description of patient- and rheumatologist-reported depression symptoms in an American rheumatoid arthritis registry population
    Alan M Rathbun
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worchester, MA, USA
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 32:523-32. 2014
    ..The study aim was to describe rates of depressive symptoms and their associations with RA disease activity using measures reported from patients and rheumatologists...
  41. doi request reprint The temporal relationship between depression and rheumatoid arthritis disease activity, treatment persistence and response: a systematic review
    Alan M Rathbun
    Biostatistical Research Group, University of Massachusetts Shaw Building, 2nd Floor, 419 Belmont Street, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 52:1785-94. 2013
    ..To determine whether depression has a temporal association with RA disease activity, treatment persistence and response to therapy...
  42. pmc Comparative safety of infliximab and etanercept on the risk of serious infections: does the association vary by patient characteristics?
    Sengwee Toh
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 21:524-34. 2012
    ..It is unclear whether the risk varies by patient characteristics. We conducted a study to address this question...