Mark J Pletcher

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Unintended consequences of a quality improvement program designed to improve treatment of alcohol withdrawal in hospitalized patients
    Mark J Pletcher
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 31:148-57. 2005
  2. pmc Interpretation of the coronary artery calcium score in combination with conventional cardiovascular risk factors: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Mark J Pletcher
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 185 Berry St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
    Circulation 128:1076-84. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Uncomplicated alcohol intoxication in the emergency department: an analysis of the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
    Mark J Pletcher
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Am J Med 117:863-7. 2004
  4. doi request reprint Trends in opioid prescribing by race/ethnicity for patients seeking care in US emergency departments
    Mark J Pletcher
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
    JAMA 299:70-8. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Menthol cigarettes, smoking cessation, atherosclerosis, and pulmonary function: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study
    Mark J Pletcher
    Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 185 Berry St, Lobby 4, Suite 5700, San Francisco, CA 94143 0560, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1915-22. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Incidence and antecedents of nonmedical prescription opioid use in four US communities. The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) prospective cohort study
    Mark J Pletcher
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, 185 Berry Street, Suite 5700, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 85:171-6. 2006
  7. pmc Prehypertension during young adulthood and coronary calcium later in life
    Mark J Pletcher
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California, USA
    Ann Intern Med 149:91-9. 2008
  8. pmc Nonoptimal lipids commonly present in young adults and coronary calcium later in life: the CARDIA (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults) study
    Mark J Pletcher
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94107, USA
    Ann Intern Med 153:137-46. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Cocaine and coronary calcification in young adults: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study
    Mark J Pletcher
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Am Heart J 150:921-6. 2005
  10. pmc Association between marijuana exposure and pulmonary function over 20 years
    Mark J Pletcher
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, 185 Berry St, Ste 5700, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
    JAMA 307:173-81. 2012

Research Grants

  1. Serum Protemic Patterns Associated With Atherosclerosis
    Mark Pletcher; Fiscal Year: 2006
  2. Opioid Prescribing Patterns in the U.S.
    Mark Pletcher; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint Unintended consequences of a quality improvement program designed to improve treatment of alcohol withdrawal in hospitalized patients
    Mark J Pletcher
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 31:148-57. 2005
    ..New guidelines, accompanied by an educational campaign, introduced standardized monitoring of withdrawal severity while emphasizing prophylactic fixed-schedule benzodiazepine (BDZ) treatment of at-risk patients...
  2. pmc Interpretation of the coronary artery calcium score in combination with conventional cardiovascular risk factors: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Mark J Pletcher
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 185 Berry St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
    Circulation 128:1076-84. 2013
    ..The coronary artery calcium (CAC) score predicts coronary heart disease (CHD) events, but methods for interpreting the score in combination with conventional CHD risk factors have not been established...
  3. ncbi request reprint Uncomplicated alcohol intoxication in the emergency department: an analysis of the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
    Mark J Pletcher
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Am J Med 117:863-7. 2004
  4. doi request reprint Trends in opioid prescribing by race/ethnicity for patients seeking care in US emergency departments
    Mark J Pletcher
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
    JAMA 299:70-8. 2008
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Menthol cigarettes, smoking cessation, atherosclerosis, and pulmonary function: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study
    Mark J Pletcher
    Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 185 Berry St, Lobby 4, Suite 5700, San Francisco, CA 94143 0560, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1915-22. 2006
    ..African American smokers are more likely to experience tobacco-related morbidity and mortality than European American smokers, and higher rates of menthol cigarette smoking may contribute to these disparities...
  6. ncbi request reprint Incidence and antecedents of nonmedical prescription opioid use in four US communities. The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) prospective cohort study
    Mark J Pletcher
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, 185 Berry Street, Suite 5700, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 85:171-6. 2006
    ..Nonmedical use of prescription opioids has emerged as a major public health problem during the last decade, but direct measures of incidence and predisposing factors are lacking...
  7. pmc Prehypertension during young adulthood and coronary calcium later in life
    Mark J Pletcher
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California, USA
    Ann Intern Med 149:91-9. 2008
    ..High blood pressure in middle age is a well-established risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but the consequences of low-level elevations during young adulthood are unknown...
  8. pmc Nonoptimal lipids commonly present in young adults and coronary calcium later in life: the CARDIA (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults) study
    Mark J Pletcher
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94107, USA
    Ann Intern Med 153:137-46. 2010
    ..Dyslipidemia causes coronary heart disease in middle-aged and elderly adults, but the consequences of lipid exposure during young adulthood are unclear...
  9. ncbi request reprint Cocaine and coronary calcification in young adults: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study
    Mark J Pletcher
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Am Heart J 150:921-6. 2005
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  10. pmc Association between marijuana exposure and pulmonary function over 20 years
    Mark J Pletcher
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, 185 Berry St, Ste 5700, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
    JAMA 307:173-81. 2012
    ..Marijuana smoke contains many of the same constituents as tobacco smoke, but whether it has similar adverse effects on pulmonary function is unclear...
  11. ncbi request reprint Using the coronary artery calcium score to predict coronary heart disease events: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Mark J Pletcher
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, 500 Parnassus Ave, MU 420 West, Box 0560, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:1285-92. 2004
    ..Measurement of coronary artery calcium has been proposed as a way to improve risk assessment, but it is unknown whether it adds predictive information to standard risk factor assessment...
  12. pmc What does my patient's coronary artery calcium score mean? Combining information from the coronary artery calcium score with information from conventional risk factors to estimate coronary heart disease risk
    Mark J Pletcher
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco 500 Parnassus Ave, MU 420 West, Box 0560, San Francisco, CA 94143 0560, USA
    BMC Med 2:31. 2004
    ..We sought to combine information from the CAC score with information from conventional cardiac risk factors to produce post-test risk estimates, and to determine whether the score may add clinically useful information...
  13. ncbi request reprint Comparing impact and cost-effectiveness of primary prevention strategies for lipid-lowering
    Mark J Pletcher
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94107, USA
    Ann Intern Med 150:243-54. 2009
    ..Lipid-lowering therapy is costly but effective at reducing coronary heart disease (CHD) risk...
  14. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption, binge drinking, and early coronary calcification: findings from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study
    Mark J Pletcher
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 161:423-33. 2005
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  15. pmc Racial differences in incident heart failure among young adults
    Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo
    Department of Medicine and the Division of General Internal Medicine and the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, USA
    N Engl J Med 360:1179-90. 2009
    ..The antecedents and epidemiology of heart failure in young adults are poorly understood...
  16. pmc Projected effect of dietary salt reductions on future cardiovascular disease
    Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    N Engl J Med 362:590-9. 2010
    ..The U.S. diet is high in salt, with the majority coming from processed foods. Reducing dietary salt is a potentially important target for the improvement of public health...
  17. ncbi request reprint Early adult to midlife cardiovascular risk factors and cognitive function
    Kristine Yaffe
    Departments of Psychiatry K Y, Neurology K Y, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics K Y, e V, M J P and Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine M J P, University of California, San Francisco San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA K Y Northern California Institute for Research and Education, San Francisco T D H Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, MD L J L Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente of Northern California, Oakland R W, S S and Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC L H C
    Circulation 129:1560-7. 2014
    ..We sought to determine the association between cumulative exposure to CVRFs from early to middle adulthood and cognitive function at midlife...
  18. ncbi request reprint The rate of leukocyte telomere shortening predicts mortality from cardiovascular disease in elderly men
    Elissa S Epel
    University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry, San Francisco, CA, 94143, USA
    Aging (Albany NY) 1:81-8. 2008
    ..0 (95% CI: 1.1 - 8.2). This is the first demonstration that rate of telomere length change (TLC) predicts mortality and thus may be a useful prognostic factor for longevity...
  19. ncbi request reprint Adolescent overweight and future adult coronary heart disease
    Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:2371-9. 2007
    ..The effect of adolescent overweight on future adult coronary heart disease (CHD) is not known...
  20. pmc Risk of emergent bradycardia associated with initiation of immediate- or slow-release metoprolol
    Jaekyu Shin
    Department Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, California
    Pharmacotherapy 33:1353-61. 2013
    ..To estimate and compare the risk of emergent bradycardia associated with starting immediate-release (IR) and slow-release (SR) formulations of metoprolol...
  21. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of statin therapy for primary prevention in a low-cost statin era
    Lawrence D Lazar
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Circulation 124:146-53. 2011
    ..We projected the cost-effectiveness of expanded statin prescribing strategies using low-cost generics and identified conditions under which aggressive prescribing ceases to be cost-effective...
  22. pmc The rate of leukocyte telomere shortening predicts mortality from cardiovascular disease in elderly men
    Elissa S Epel
    University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry, San Francisco, CA, 94143, USA
    Aging (Albany NY) 1:81-8. 2009
    ..0 (95% CI: 1.1 - 8.2). This is the first demonstration that rate of telomere length change (TLC) predicts mortality and thus may be a useful prognostic factor for longevity...
  23. doi request reprint Addiction to prescription opioids: characteristics of the emerging epidemic and treatment with buprenorphine
    John Mendelson
    California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute, St Luke s Hospital, and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 16:435-41. 2008
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  24. doi request reprint Validation of triage criteria for deciding which apparently inebriated persons require emergency department care
    Keith Flower
    Addiction and Pharmacology Research Laboratory, California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute, San Francisco, California, USA
    Emerg Med J 28:579-84. 2011
    ..Sensitivity and specificity for modifications to these criteria were also investigated...
  25. ncbi request reprint Do medications affect vital signs in the prehospital treatment of acute decompensated heart failure?
    Karl A Sporer
    Albert Einstein School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 10:41-5. 2006
    ..Vital sign changes have been proposed as clinical endpoints in the evaluation of prehospital treatment for this condition...
  26. ncbi request reprint Medicare, Medicaid, and access to dermatologists: the effect of patient insurance on appointment access and wait times
    Jack Resneck
    Department of Dermatology, Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California San Francisco, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 50:85-92. 2004
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Short wait times for patients seeking cosmetic botulinum toxin appointments with dermatologists
    Jack S Resneck
    Department of Dermatology and Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California 94143 0316, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 57:985-9. 2007
    ..Many factors affecting physician workforce adequacy and patient access have been explored, but little is known about the impact of increasing numbers of doctors offering cosmetic services...
  28. ncbi request reprint Etiology of pruritic papular eruption with HIV infection in Uganda
    Jack S Resneck
    Department of Dermatology and Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, CA 94143 0363, USA
    JAMA 292:2614-21. 2004
    ..The resulting scars are disfiguring and stigmatizing. Despite the substantial prevalence of pruritic papular eruption (PPE) among HIV-infected Africans, the cause has been elusive...
  29. pmc Change in physical activity after smoking cessation: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study
    Reto Auer
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Addiction 109:1172-83. 2014
    ..To estimate physical activity trajectories for people who quit smoking, and compare them to what would have been expected had smoking continued...
  30. doi request reprint Risk of emergent bradycardia associated with the use of carvedilol and metoprolol in routine clinical practice
    Jaekyu Shin
    Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0622, USA
    Am J Med 126:805-810.e5. 2013
    ..We compared the incidence of emergent bradycardia (measured by an emergency department visit or hospitalization due to bradycardia) for patients initiating metoprolol and carvedilol...
  31. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C and hospital outcomes in patients admitted with alcohol-related problems
    Judith I Tsui
    Division of General Medicine, General Internal Medicine Section 111A1, San Francisco Veteran Administration Medical Center, University of California, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Hepatol 44:262-6. 2006
    ..We examined the impact of HCV infection on hospital mortality and length of stay among hospitalized patients with alcohol abuse problems...
  32. pmc Physician Underutilization of Effective Medications for Resistant Hypertension at Office Visits in the United States: NAMCS 2006-2010
    Valy Fontil
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 29:468-76. 2014
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  33. ncbi request reprint Frequent use of emergency medical services by the elderly: a case-control study using paramedic records
    Niels Tangherlini
    Emergency Medical Services Division, San Francisco Fire Department, San Francisco, California 94107, USA
    Prehosp Disaster Med 25:258-64. 2010
    ..To identify the factors that lead to increased use of emergency medical services (EMS) by patients 65 years of age and older in an urban EMS system...
  34. ncbi request reprint The association of cigarette smoking with self-reported disease before middle age: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Prev Med 42:193-9. 2006
    ..Therefore, we assessed associations between cigarette smoking and several self-reported illnesses in a prospective cohort study in healthy young adults...
  35. pmc Illicit drug use in young adults and subsequent decline in general health: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study
    Stefan G Kertesz
    Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, 1530 3rd Ave South, MT608, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 88:224-33. 2007
    ..We assessed whether drug use predicted decline in general self-rated health (GSRH) in a community-based cohort, healthy at baseline...
  36. ncbi request reprint Self-reported racial discrimination and substance use in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Adults Study
    Luisa N Borrell
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1068-79. 2007
    ..These associations were similarly positive in Whites but not significant. Substance use may be an unhealthy coping response to perceived unfair treatment for some individuals, regardless of their race/ethnicity...
  37. ncbi request reprint Use of coronary calcification scores to predict coronary heart disease
    Mark J Pletcher
    JAMA 291:1831-2; author reply 1832-3. 2004
  38. ncbi request reprint Nomogram for exercise capacity in women
    Mark J Pletcher
    N Engl J Med 353:2301-3; author reply 2301-3. 2005
  39. ncbi request reprint Aspirin, statins, or both drugs for the primary prevention of coronary heart disease events in men: a cost-utility analysis
    Michael Pignone
    University of North Carolina Division of General Internal Medicine, and RTI University of North Carolina Center for Health Promotion Economics, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7110, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:326-36. 2006
    ..Aspirin and statins are both effective for primary prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD), but their combined use has not been well studied...
  40. pmc Active and passive smoking and development of glucose intolerance among young adults in a prospective cohort: CARDIA study
    Thomas K Houston
    Deep South Center on Effectiveness Research, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    BMJ 332:1064-9. 2006
    ..To assess whether active and passive smokers are more likely than non-smokers to develop clinically relevant glucose intolerance or diabetes...
  41. ncbi request reprint Aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in women: a cost-utility analysis
    Michael Pignone
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, University of North Carolina, 5039 Old Clinic Building, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:290-5. 2007
    ..The cost-effectiveness of aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular events in women is unclear. We sought to perform a cost-utility analysis to address this issue...
  42. doi request reprint Coronary calcium scoring and cardiovascular risk: the SHAPE of things to come
    Mark J Pletcher
    Arch Intern Med 168:1027-8. 2008

Research Grants2

  1. Serum Protemic Patterns Associated With Atherosclerosis
    Mark Pletcher; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  2. Opioid Prescribing Patterns in the U.S.
    Mark Pletcher; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....