- Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec types of, as well as Panton-Valentine leukocidin occurrence among, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from children and adults in middle Tennessee
Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232-5310, USA
J Clin Microbiol 44:4436-40. 2006
..These data indicate that SCCmec-IV MRSA isolates frequently infect children in middle Tennessee and are likely to harbor the PVL gene.
- Reduction in high rates of antibiotic-nonsusceptible invasive pneumococcal disease in tennessee after introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
Thomas R Talbot
Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Clin Infect Dis 39:641-8. 2004
..One measure to combat IPD is vaccination with the recently introduced 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)...
- Recent divergence with gene flow in Tennessee cave salamanders (Plethodontidae: Gyrinophilus) inferred from gene genealogies
Matthew L Niemiller
Department of Biology, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA
Mol Ecol 17:2258-75. 2008
..Our study of the Tennessee cave salamander complex shows that the three nominal forms (Gyrinophilus palleucus palleucus, G. p...
- La Crosse encephalitis in Eastern Tennessee: clinical, environmental, and entomological characteristics from a blinded cohort study
Paul C Erwin
East Tennessee Regional Office, Tennessee Department of Health, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA
Am J Epidemiol 155:1060-5. 2002
..cohort study was conducted in 2000 to better understand the emergence of La Crosse virus infection in eastern Tennessee, with special emphasis on the potential mosquito vector(s)...
- Prevalence of reovirus-specific antibodies in young children in Nashville, Tennessee
Jennifer H Tai
Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232-2581, USA
J Infect Dis 191:1221-4. 2005
..serum specimens collected from otherwise healthy infants and children (1 month to 5 years of age) in Nashville, Tennessee. Of the 272 serum specimens evaluated, 64 (23.5%) tested positive for reovirus-specific antibodies...
- Sporadic Salmonella enterica serotype Javiana infections in Georgia and Tennessee: a hypothesis-generating study
L S Clarkson
Georgia Division of Public Health, Epidemiology Branch, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Epidemiol Infect 138:340-6. 2010
..Javiana infection identified in Georgia and Tennessee during August-October 2004...
- Survey of the potential environmental and health impacts in the immediate aftermath of the coal ash spill in Kingston, Tennessee
Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, 205 Old Chemistry Building, Box 90227, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
Environ Sci Technol 43:6326-33. 2009
..S. history at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Kingston coal-burning power plant has revealed three major findings...
- Comparative performance and complementarity of four sampling methods and arthropod preference tests from human and porcine remains at the Forensic Anthropology Center in Knoxville, Tennessee
Kenneth G Schoenly
Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA 95382, USA
J Med Entomol 44:881-94. 2007
..simultaneously placed human and porcine subjects inside the Forensic Anthropology Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN...
- Population-based surveillance for hospitalizations associated with respiratory syncytial virus, influenza virus, and parainfluenza viruses among young children
Marika K Iwane
National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Pediatrics 113:1758-64. 2004
- Rickettsia parkeri in Amblyomma americanum ticks, Tennessee and Georgia, USA
Sara B Cohen
Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 15:1471-3. 2009
..of the newly recognized human pathogen Rickettsia parkeri, we looked for this organism in ticks from Tennessee and Georgia, USA. Using PCR and sequence analysis, we identified R. parkeri in 2 Amblyomma americanum ticks...
- Pathologic findings in larval and juvenile anurans inhabiting farm ponds in Tennessee, USA
Debra L Miller
University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, Tifton, Georgia 31793, USA
J Wildl Dis 45:314-24. 2009
..and 80 green frog (Rana clamitans) larvae and 40 green frog juveniles were collected from farm ponds in Tennessee, and complete necropsies were performed...
- Clinical comparisons of La Crosse encephalitis and enteroviral central nervous system infections in a pediatric population: 2001 surveillance in East Tennessee
Sandra G Hardin
East Tennessee Regional Health Department Communicable Disease Control, Knoxville, Tennessee USA
Am J Infect Control 31:508-10. 2003
..In 1997, an initial cluster of cases was identified by the regional pediatric referral center in East Tennessee. Since that time, public health officials, pediatric infectious disease physicians, infection control nurses, ..
- Udom undone: Tennessee enacts new law regarding physician non-compete agreements
Thomas W Shumate
Kay, Griffin, Enkema and Brothers, PLLC, Nashville, USA
Tenn Med 100:25-6. 2007
- Outdoor/Indoor/Personal ozone exposures of children in Nashville, Tennessee
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
J Air Waste Manag Assoc 54:352-9. 2004
..By design, this study coincided with the 1994 Nashville/Middle Tennessee Ozone Study conducted by the Southern Oxidants Study, which provided enhanced continuous ambient O3 monitoring ..
- Robertsonian chromosomal rearrangements in the short-tailed shrew, Blarina carolinensis, in western Tennessee
M B Qumsiyeh
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
Cytogenet Cell Genet 76:153-8. 1997
..for numerous Robertsonian translocations in the southern short-tailed shrew (Blarina carolinensis) in western Tennessee. Eight Robertsonian rearrangements were documented using G-banding techniques that explain the variability in ..
- Frog virus 3 prevalence in tadpole populations inhabiting cattle-access and non-access wetlands in Tennessee, USA
Matthew J Gray
Center for Wildlife Health, Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, University of Tennessee, 274 Ellington Plant Sciences Building, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 4563, USA
Dis Aquat Organ 77:97-103. 2007
..catesbeiana (n = 104) tadpoles collected at 5 cattle-access and 3 non-access wetlands on the Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee, USA...
- Effects of Tennessee Medicaid managed care on obstetrical care and birth outcomes
C J Conover
Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
J Health Polit Policy Law 26:1291-324. 2001
A comparative study was conducted in two neighboring states, Tennessee and North Carolina, to determine whether Medicaid managed care (implemented in Tennessee as TennCare) affected prenatal care, care patterns at labor-delivery, and ..
- The effect of influenza on hospitalizations, outpatient visits, and courses of antibiotics in children
K M Neuzil
Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, USA
N Engl J Med 342:225-31. 2000
..We measured the disease burden of influenza in a large cohort of healthy children in the Tennessee Medicaid program who were younger than 15 years of age.
- Winter viruses: influenza- and respiratory syncytial virus-related morbidity in chronic lung disease
Marie R Griffin
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine, A 1124 MCN, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
Arch Intern Med 162:1229-36. 2002
..While respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is recognized as an important target of vaccine development for infants, its impact on adults is underappreciated...
- Emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at a Memphis, Tennessee Children's Hospital
Steven C Buckingham
Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA
Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:619-24. 2004
..CONCLUSIONS: Community-associated MRSA has emerged as a potentially invasive pathogen among children in the greater Memphis area, and this phenomenon is not explained by spread of nosocomial strains into the community...
- Racial differences in the incidence of gliomas: a retrospective study from Memphis, Tennessee
J T Robertson
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, USA
Br J Neurosurg 16:562-6. 2002
..This study confirms a significant disparity in incidence rates for the three most common gliomas between the black and white populations and this disparity is higher than predicted by previous reports...
- Structure of the antigenic repeating pentasaccharide unit of the LPS O-polysaccharide of Cronobacter sakazakii implicated in the Tennessee outbreak
Leann L MacLean
Institute for Biological Sciences, National Research Council, Ottawa, ONK1A0R6, Canada
Biochem Cell Biol 87:459-65. 2009
..sakazakii (3290), a clinical strain from the Tennessee outbreak, was a branched polymer of repeating pentasaccharide units composed of 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-D-galactose, ..
- Impact of a school-based influenza immunization program on disease burden: comparison of two Tennessee counties
Katherine A Poehling
Departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, United States
Vaccine 27:2695-700. 2009
..These data are consistent with a direct effect of the campaign in school-age children...
- Host choice and West Nile virus infection rates in blood-fed mosquitoes, including members of the Culex pipiens complex, from Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee, 2002-2003
Harry M Savage
Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 7:365-86. 2007
..mosquitoes collected from February 2002 through December 2003 in Memphis and surrounding areas of Shelby County, Tennessee were determined. Members of the genus Culex and Anopheles quadrimaculatus predominated in the collections...
- Locating suitable habitats for West Nile Virus-infected mosquitoes through association of environmental characteristics with infected mosquito locations: a case study in Shelby County, Tennessee
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA
Int J Health Geogr 7:12. 2008
..first detection in 2001, West Nile Virus (WNV) poses a significant health risk for residents of Shelby County in Tennessee. This situation forced public health officials to adopt efficient methods for monitoring disease spread and ..
- High incidence of cetuximab-related infusion reactions in Tennessee and North Carolina and the association with atopic history
BERT H O'NEIL
University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
J Clin Oncol 25:3644-8. 2007
To confirm the anecdotal observation that patients in North Carolina (NC) and Tennessee (TN) treated with cetuximab experience hypersensitivity reactions (HSR) at a much higher rate than are reported nationally and internationally (<..
- Next steps for Tennessee: a conversation with Gov. Phil Bredesen. Interview by Alan Weil
Health Aff (Millwood) 26:w456-62. 2007
..Phil Bredesen of Tennessee discusses his views on health care, health information technology, and the challenges of changing a massive ..
- Serological survey and active surveillance for La Crosse virus infections among children in Tennessee
T F Jones
Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Clin Infect Dis 31:1284-7. 2000
..we performed a serosurvey and active surveillance for La Crosse encephalitis at a children's hospital in eastern Tennessee. Fifteen cases of La Crosse encephalitis were confirmed. Only 5 (0...
- Young adult smoker risk perceptions of traditional cigarettes and nontraditional tobacco products
Patricia A Richter
Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS K 50, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
Am J Health Behav 30:302-12. 2006
..To explore risk perceptions of traditional and nontraditional tobacco products (NTPs) among young adult smokers...
- Binding, distribution, and plant uptake of mercury in a soil from Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
Fengxiang X Han
Diagnostic Instrumentation and Analysis Laboratory DIAL, Mississippi State University, 205 Research Blvd, Starkville, MS 39759, USA
Sci Total Environ 368:753-68. 2006
A large amount of mercury has been discharged on the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Site (Tennessee) as a part of the U.S. nuclear weapon program during the 1950s through the early 1960s...
- Geographic clustering of obesity, diabetes, and hypertension in Nashville, Tennessee
David G Schlundt
Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn 37203, USA
J Ambul Care Manage 29:125-32. 2006
..Pearson correlations across the 129 census tracts were in the 0.20 to 0.60 range and provided evidence for spatial clustering of health outcomes, health behaviors, and neighborhood characteristics...
- Newly recognized focus of La Crosse encephalitis in Tennessee
T F Jones
Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Clin Infect Dis 28:93-7. 1999
..Only nine cases were reported in Tennessee during the 33-year period from 1964-1996...
- Use of polymerase chain reaction to diagnose the fifth reported US case of autochthonous transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi, in Tennessee, 1998
B L Herwaldt
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Mailstop F22, 4770 Buford Hwy N E, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
J Infect Dis 181:395-9. 2000
In July 1998, the mother of an 18-month-old boy in rural Tennessee found a triatomine bug in his crib, which she saved because it resembled a bug shown on a television program about insects that prey on mammals...
- Overview of Nashville REACH 2010's approach to eliminating disparities in diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, Nashville, Tenn 37208, USA
J Ambul Care Manage 29:106-11. 2006
..Evaluation includes a Web-based system for collecting process data and random telephone surveys to monitor the program's impact on health disparities...
- The Community Partnerships Experience: a report of institutional transition at East Tennessee State University
College of Public and Allied Health, USA
Acad Med 76:134-41. 2001
..K. Kellogg Foundation, served as a catalyst for significant changes within East Tennessee State University (specifically its schools of medicine, nursing, and public and allied health) and the rural ..
- Metal levels in blood, muscle and liver of water snakes (Nerodia spp.) from New Jersey, Tennessee and South Carolina
Division of Life Sciences, Nelson Biological Laboratory, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
Sci Total Environ 373:556-63. 2007
..from rivers in New Jersey, Tennessee and South Carolina...
- Heavy metal concentrations in northern water snakes (Nerodia sipedon) from East Fork Poplar Creek and the Little River, East Tennessee, USA
K R Campbell
Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08854, USA
Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 49:239-48. 2005
..from a reference reach of the Little River downstream from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in East Tennessee. Our objectives were to determine whether concentrations of these metals were higher in tissues of water snakes ..
- Spotted fever group Rickettsia in Dermacentor variabilis (Acari: Ixodidae) infesting raccoons (Carnivora: Procyonidae) and opossums (Marsupialia: Didelphimorphidae) in Tennessee
T M Kollars
Department of Entomology, US Army Medical Component, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand
J Med Entomol 38:601-2. 2001
..and Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana Kerr) in western Tennessee. Spotted fever group Rickettsia were detected by amplification of a 617-bp segment of the citrate synthase gene ..
- Possible sources of sick building syndrome in a Tennessee middle school
C M Scheel
Department of Biology, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro 37132, USA
Arch Environ Health 56:413-7. 2001
..Students and staff at Central Middle School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, reported symptoms similar to those associated with Sick Building Syndrome...
- Host feeding patterns of potential vectors of eastern equine encephalitis virus at an epizootic focus in Tennessee
Sara B Cohen
Vector Borne Diseases Section, Communicable and Environmental Diseases, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee 37216, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 81:452-6. 2009
..By incorporating this study with flight range, vector competence, and virus field isolation data, we assessed certain aspects of the enzootic and epizootic vectorial capacity of the mosquito species present at this outbreak site...
- Benchmarking information needs and use in the Tennessee public health community
The Annette and Irwin Eskind Biomedical Library Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, Tennessee, USA
J Med Libr Assoc 91:322-36. 2003
..The objective is to provide insight to understanding public health officials' needs and promote access to data repositories and communication tools...
- Empowering factors for regular mammography screening in under-served populations: pilot survey results in Tennessee
Nasar U Ahmed
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Stemple School of Public Health, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
Ethn Dis 15:387-94. 2005
..While a vast majority of eligible women in Tennessee do not receive the free mammograms available to them, 25% of women with comparable backgrounds do.
- Predictors of infant mortality among college-educated black and white women, Davidson County, Tennessee, 1990-1994
A O Scott Wright
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 90:477-83. 1998
..Linked Infant Birth and Death Files for Davidson County, Tennessee, from 1990 through 1994 were used to determine infant outcomes for infants born to college-educated white and ..
- The dual enrolled as a disadvantaged population: developing culturally informed interventions for Tennessee Medicare/Medicaid women
University of Memphis, TN, USA
J Health Hum Serv Adm 26:269-97. 2003
..b>Tennessee's campaign, coordinated by the Center for Healthcare Quality (CHQ), the state's QIO, focused on the use of ..
- Quantitative characterization of trace levels of PFOS and PFOA in the Tennessee River
K J Hansen
3M Environmental Laboratory and 3M Medical Department, St Paul, Minnesota 55133 3331, USA
Environ Sci Technol 36:1681-5. 2002
..to environmental levels of fluorochemicals, 40 water samples were collected on an 80-mi stretch of the Tennessee River, near a fluorochemical manufacturing site in Decatur, AL...
- Prevalence of epilepsy and health status of adults with epilepsy in Georgia and Tennessee: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2002
Epilepsy Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Care and Aging Studies Branch, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS K51, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
Epilepsy Behav 5:358-66. 2004
..sample of 8057 adults through the 2002 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, in Georgia and Tennessee, ascertaining a lifetime epilepsy prevalence of 2.1% in this population...
- Family reports of care denials for children enrolled in TennCare
Robert S Valet
School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37232-8555, USA
Pediatrics 114:e37-42. 2004
..The objective of this study was to identify experiences with care denial reported by families in TennCare, Tennessee's managed care program for Medicaid enrollees and uninsured...
- Racial and gender differences in utilization of Medicaid substance abuse services among adolescents
Craig Anne Heflinger
Department of Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University, Peabody College 90, Nashville, Tennessee 37203 5701, USA
Psychiatr Serv 57:504-11. 2006
This study examined race and gender disparities in utilization of substance abuse treatment among adolescents enrolled in Medicaid in Tennessee.
- Covering the uninsured through TennCare: does it make a difference?
Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 20:231-9. 2001
b>Tennessee created TennCare in 1994 to address the needs of "poor and uninsured citizens ... excluded from the health care system...
- A comparison of methods and results in recruiting white and black women into reproductive studies: the MMC-PSU cooperative center on reproduction experience
Department of Medical Education Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
Contemp Clin Trials 29:478-81. 2008
- Potentially avoidable pediatric hospitalizations as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: what do they tell us about disparities in child health?
Henry G Herrod
Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center and The Urban Child Institute, Memphis, Tennessee 38105, USA
Clin Pediatr (Phila) 47:128-36. 2008
..Data for all hospital discharges in Tennessee in 2002 were evaluated for the 5 pediatric discharge monitors identified by the Agency for Healthcare Research ..
- Changes in antibiotic prescribing for children after a community-wide campaign
Joseph F Perz
Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
JAMA 287:3103-9. 2002
..50%) of antibiotic resistance among invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae have been documented in Knox County, Tennessee. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of a community-wide intervention aimed at reducing inappropriate ..
- 2002 survey results of immunization status of 24-month-old children
TDH Immunization Program, Tennessee Department of Health Nashville, USA
Tenn Med 96:231-2. 2003
- Increase in incidence of medically treated thyroid disease in children with Down Syndrome after rerelease of American Academy of Pediatrics Health Supervision guidelines
Kecia N Carroll
Division of General Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Pediatrics 122:e493-8. 2008
..was to estimate the incidence of medically treated thyroid disease in children with Down syndrome enrolled in Tennessee Medicaid (TennCare) during 1995-2005 and to determine whether rates increased after rerelease of American ..
- Access to and patterns of use of behavioral health services among children and adolescents in TennCare
Robert C Saunders
Department of Human Organization and Development, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
Psychiatr Serv 54:1364-71. 2003
This study assessed trends in access to and use of behavioral health services for school-aged children in TennCare, Tennessee's Medicaid managed care program, between state fiscal years 1995 and 2000.
- Medical care utilization and mortality in sickle cell disease: a population-based study
Sadhna M Shankar
Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 6310, USA
Am J Hematol 80:262-70. 2005
..of medical care utilization and mortality in children and adults with sickle cell disease (SCD) in the state of Tennessee. Rates of hospitalization, emergency department visits, and deaths were measured in a cohort of adults and ..
- Synovial sarcoma of childhood and adolescence: a multicenter, multivariate analysis of outcome
Mehmet Fatih Okcu
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children s Cancer Center, 6621 Fannin, CC 1510 00, Houston, TX 77030 2399, USA
J Clin Oncol 21:1602-11. 2003
..To identify prognostic factors related to outcome in 219 children and adolescents with synovial sarcoma...
- Comparison of linear cephalometric dimensions in Americans of European descent (Ann Arbor, Cleveland, Philadelphia) and Americans of African descent (Nashville)
Jos M H Dibbets
Department of Orthodontics, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany
Angle Orthod 72:324-30. 2002
..Mandibular dimensions were equal in the three other populations. The maxilla was clearly shortest in the Cleveland population and almost of equal length in the three others...
- Child behavioral health service use and caregiver strain: comparison of managed care and fee-for-service Medicaid systems
Ana María Brannan
Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement, Vanderbilt University, 1207 18th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Ment Health Serv Res 7:197-211. 2005
..determinants among Medicaid-enrolled children, ages 5-17 (N = 676) who were being served under managed care in Tennessee or a traditional fee-for-service system in Mississippi...
- Ethnic differences in predictors of adolescent smoking onset and escalation: a longitudinal study from 7th to 12th grade
Leslie A Robinson
Center for Health Promotion and Evaluation, Department of Psychology, The University of Memphis, TN 38152 3230, USA
Nicotine Tob Res 8:297-307. 2006
..Overall, we found that, contrary to previous research, risk factors for smoking differed across ethnicity. Further, smoking onset appears to be shaped by forces different from those that accelerate consumption...
- Rapid progression to regular cigarette smoking among nonsmoking adolescents: interactions with gender and ethnicity
Jonathan L Blitstein
Department of Psychology, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
Prev Med 36:455-63. 2003
- Prognosis of lupus membranous nephritis in children
K K Lau
Lupus 16:70. 2007
- Descriptive and analytic epidemiologic studies to identify modifiable determinants of disparities in mortality rates between Blacks and Whites
Robert S Levine
National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30310, USA
Ethn Dis 17:280-3. 2007
..In contrast, descriptive studies of variations in racial mortality trends across comparable geographic areas might lead to the formulation of hypotheses for testing in analytical epidemiologic studies to identify modifiable determinants...
- Health plan notification and feedback to providers is associated with increased filling of preventer medications for children with asthma enrolled in Medicaid
William O Cooper
Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232 2504, USA
J Pediatr 152:481-8. 2008
..To test the hypothesis that children enrolled in Medicaid managed care health plans that provide asthma-specific communication to providers would be more likely to have adequate asthma medication filling...
- Mineralization of the mandibular third molar: a study of American blacks and whites
Edward F Harris
Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN 38163, USA
Am J Phys Anthropol 132:98-109. 2007
..Consequently, the third molar provides a rough gauge of an individual's chronological age, but the considerable variability precludes any precise estimate, particularly in late adolescence where most forensic interest has focused...
- Gaps in enrollment from a Medicaid managed care program: effects on emergency department visits and hospitalizations for children with asthma
William O Cooper
Division of General Pediatrics, Vanderbilt Children s Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 8555, USA
Med Care 43:718-25. 2005
..For high-risk children with asthma enrolled in Medicaid, loss of Medicaid coverage is a potential threat to access to quality asthma care...
- Effect of regulatory warnings on antidepressant prescribing for children and adolescents
Benji T Kurian
Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:690-6. 2007
- Oral corticosteroid use among children in TennCare
William O Cooper
Division of General Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Suite 5028 MCE, Nashville, TN 37232 8555, USA
Ambul Pediatr 2:375-81. 2002
..Documenting patterns of use for medications with potential for suboptimal use and adverse effects, such as oral corticosteroids, would be useful...
- Provider-level effects on psychiatric inpatient length of stay for youth with mental health and substance abuse disorders
Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 0545, USA
Med Care 46:240-6. 2008
..This analysis examines whether patient-level factors are poor predictors of LOS, because LOS is primarily determined by facilities rather patients...
- New users of antipsychotic medications among children enrolled in TennCare
William O Cooper
Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Suite 5028 MCE, Nashville, TN 37232 8555, USA
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:753-9. 2004
- Prescriptions for contraindicated category X drugs in pregnancy among women enrolled in TennCare
William O Cooper
Division of General Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 8555, USA
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 18:106-11. 2004
..considered to be contraindicated for use in pregnancy) was identified among 95 284 women enrolled in TennCare, Tennessee's programme for Medicaid enrollees and individuals without health insurance...
- Prevalence of baseline serum glucose and lipid testing in users of second-generation antipsychotic drugs: a retrospective, population-based study of Medicaid claims data
Elaine H Morrato
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
J Clin Psychiatry 69:316-22. 2008
..This study aimed to determine the prevalence of serum glucose and lipid monitoring in public mental health clients initiating second-generation antipsychotic (SGA) drugs...
- $4,000,000 wasted--what can we do?
H Clifton Simmons
J Tenn Dent Assoc 84:5. 2004
- Access and service use by children with autism spectrum disorders in Medicaid Managed Care
Lisa A Ruble
Department of Pediatrics, Weisskopf Center for the Evaluation of Children, University of Louisville, KY 40202, USA
J Autism Dev Disord 35:3-13. 2005
..Day treatment vanished and medication and case management increased disproportionately to the number of children served. Explanations and implications of the findings are presented as well as recommendations for future research...
- Black and white differences in cognitive function test scores: what explains the difference?
Kala M Mehta
Division of Geriatrics, University of California at San Francisco, 94121, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 52:2120-7. 2004
..This study evaluates whether differences in health and socioeconomic indicators, including literacy level, can explain differences in cognitive function test scores between older black and white adults...
- Sociological context of TennCare. A public health perspective
Metro Public Health Department, 311 23rd Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
J Ambul Care Manage 26:315-21. 2003
In the mid-1990s TennCare replaced Medicaid in Tennessee and extended health coverage to uninsured and uninsurable adults and children. Throughout its short history many management and financial problems have plagued it...
- Risk selection among SSI enrollees in TennCare
Steven C Hill
Center for Cost and Financing Studies, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
Inquiry 39:152-67. 2002
..assess the extent of risk selection among managed care plans for SSI beneficiaries over the first three years of Tennessee's Medicaid managed care program, TennCare...
- TennCare--Medicaid managed care in Tennessee in jeopardy
David M Mirvis
Center for Health Services Research, University of Tennessee, Memphis 38163, USA
Am J Manag Care 8:57-68. 2002
TennCare, the statewide Medicaid managed care system implemented in Tennessee on January 1, 1994, sought to reduce state and federal healthcare expenditures while enhancing access to and quality of care. TennCare currently covers 1...
- TennCare--a failure of politics, not policy: a conversation with Gordon Bonnyman. Interview by Robert E. Hurley
Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w217-25. 2006
..is the indefatigable advocate who has spent the past dozen years both championing and challenging TennCare, Tennessee's controversial Medicaid program...
- Impact of a statewide Medicaid managed care system on healthcare utilization and outcomes for people living with HIV
James E Bailey
Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee 38105, USA
Am J Med Sci 328:305-14. 2004
..Medicaid managed care (MMC) systems provide insurance for many persons living with HIV and AIDS (PLWH). This study sought to assess the impact of a statewide MMC system (TennCare) on healthcare utilization and outcomes for PLWH...
- Improvements in diabetes management and outcomes in a Medicaid managed care system
J E Bailey
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Departments of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, 66 N. Pauline, Suite 633, Memphis, TN 38105, USA
Tenn Med 94:425-30. 2001
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of managed care on effectiveness of diabetes management in Tennessee, where a statewide Medicaid program (TennCare) delivers services through capitated managed care organizations (MCOs)...
- Increasing burden and risk factors for bronchiolitis-related medical visits in infants enrolled in a state health care insurance plan
Kecia N Carroll
Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 8300, USA
Pediatrics 122:58-64. 2008
..The goals were to estimate the year-round burden of health care visits attributable to bronchiolitis and to identify risk factors for bronchiolitis in term healthy infants...
- Racial differences in antidepressant treatment preceding suicide in a Medicaid population
Wayne A Ray
Department of Preventive Medicine, Vanderbilt University, 2600 Village at Vanderbilt, 1500 21st Ave, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
Psychiatr Serv 58:1317-23. 2007
..This study assessed whether this racial disparity is present among patients with a very high risk of severe mood disorders--that is, those with completed suicides...
- Outbreak of aseptic meningitis associated with echovirus 13
David L Kirschke
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nashville, TN, USA
Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:1034-8. 2002
..In this outbreak echovirus 13 meningitis appeared to be clinically indistinguishable from aseptic meningitis caused by other enteroviruses...
- Comparison of treatment outcomes of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma in two US centers and a center in Recife, Brazil
Saunders C Hsu
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Doernbecher Children s Hospital, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
Pediatr Blood Cancer 49:139-44. 2007
..Pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) has a cure rate of more than 80% in high-income countries (HIC). However, more than 80% of the world's children live in low-income countries (LIC), where the cure rate is often much lower...
- Effects of lifestyle intervention and metformin on weight management and markers of metabolic syndrome in obese adolescents
Kelly A Harden
Family Care, PC, Dyersburg, Tennessee, USA
J Am Acad Nurse Pract 19:368-77. 2007
- Incidence and outcome of chronic graft-versus-host disease using National Institutes of Health consensus criteria
Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 13:1207-15. 2007
..36, P = .0144) were significant independent predictors of survival. The OS with different NIH subtypes of GVHD after day 100 from SCT varies, and is superior for patients with classic cGVHD...
- Safe anesthesia for radiotherapy in pediatric oncology: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Experience, 2004-2006
Doralina L Anghelescu
Division of Anesthesiology, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105 2794, USA
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71:491-7. 2008
..To determine the incidence of anesthesia-related complications in children undergoing radiotherapy and the associated risk factors...
- Racial differences in asthma morbidity during pregnancy
Kecia N Carroll
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
Obstet Gynecol 106:66-72. 2005
..a population-based cohort study of asthma-related morbidity in black and white pregnant women enrolled in Tennessee's Medicaid Program, TennCare...
- Exploring ethnic disparities in diabetes, diabetes care, and lifestyle behaviors: the Nashville REACH 2010 community baseline survey
Stephania T Miller
Department of Surgery, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee 37208, USA
Ethn Dis 14:S38-45. 2004
- Substance abuse treatment effectiveness of publicly funded clients in Tennessee
Tennessee Outcomes for Alcohol and Drug Services, The University of Memphis and Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Tennessee Department of Health, 38152, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 95:270-7. 2003
The Tennessee Outcomes for Alcohol and Drug Services (TOADS) in collaboration with the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services at the Tennessee Department of Health evaluated the effectiveness of publicly funded substance abuse ..
- History of sport participation in relation to obesity and related health behaviors in women
Catherine M Alfano
Center for Community Health, Department of Psychology, The University of Memphis, Tennessee 38119, USA
Prev Med 34:82-9. 2002
..CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that girls' participation in sports may lay the foundation for adult health and health behaviors and that sports participation could be an important component of obesity prevention programs...
- Characteristics and correlates of quitting among black and white low-income pregnant smokers
Kenneth D Ward
Department of Health and Sports Sciences, Center for Community Health, The University of Memphis, 633 Normal Street, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
Am J Health Behav 30:651-62. 2006
..To examine race-specific differences in correlates of cessation in low income pregnant women...
- Physical and behavioral health of Medicaid children in two southern states
Craig Anne Heflinger
Department of Human and Organizational Development, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
South Med J 98:429-35. 2005
..Information on the health and behavioral health needs of this group of children is critical to plan, deliver, and monitor services accordingly...
- Disparities in smoking: data from the Nashville REACH 2010 project
David G Schlundt
Diabetes Research and Training Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
J Ambul Care Manage 30:150-8. 2007
..While Tennessee has the third highest smoking rate (26...
- The relationship between socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and cigarette smoking in urban adolescents
Isabel C Scarinci
University of Memphis Center for Community Health, 5350 Poplar Ave, Suite 675, Memphis, TN 38119, USA
Prev Med 34:171-8. 2002
- Changing patterns of medication use in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in a Medicaid population
C G Grijalva
Department of Preventive Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1500 21st Avenue, 2600 VAV, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:1061-4. 2008
..To examine changes in patterns of medication utilization in patients with RA...
- Clinical implications of increased congenital malformations after first trimester exposures to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors
William O Cooper
Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 2504, USA
J Cardiovasc Nurs 23:20-4. 2008
..Until such information is available, alternative medications to ACE inhibitors should be considered in women of child-bearing age who are pregnant or who are likely to become pregnant while taking the medication...
- Chronic disease self-management improved with enhanced self-efficacy
School of Nursing, Murray State University
Clin Nurs Res 13:289-308. 2004
..Results underscore the need to evaluate intervention programs for specific populations and for a new paradigm that focuses on patient-provider partnerships that can improve health outcomes in underserved, poor, rural populations...
- Effect of metformin-containing antidiabetic regimens on all-cause mortality in veterans with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Elvira O Gosmanova
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Am J Med Sci 336:241-7. 2008
..There are conflicting reports concerning metformin use and mortality rates in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between metformin use and all-cause mortality in veterans with T2DM...
- Managed care and mental health: personal realities
University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Social Work, 65211-4470, USA
J Health Soc Policy 20:1-22. 2004
..Implications for social work practice and research are discussed and recommendations for service delivery and evidence-based education are delineated...