Chung Chou H Chang

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Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Smoking, death, and Alzheimer disease: a case of competing risks
    Chung Chou H Chang
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 26:300-6. 2012
  2. pmc Minimizing attrition bias: a longitudinal study of depressive symptoms in an elderly cohort
    Chung Chou H Chang
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:869-78. 2009
  3. pmc Outcomes of mild cognitive impairment by definition: a population study
    Mary Ganguli
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Arch Neurol 68:761-7. 2011
  4. pmc HIV infection and the risk of acute myocardial infarction
    Matthew S Freiberg
    University of Pittsburgh School ofMedicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:614-22. 2013
  5. pmc A novel approach to assessing memory at the population level: vulnerability to semantic interference
    Beth E Snitz
    Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:785-94. 2010
  6. pmc Radiographic emphysema predicts low bone mineral density in a tobacco-exposed cohort
    JESSICA BON
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 183:885-90. 2011
  7. pmc Cognitive test performance predicts change in functional status at the population level: the MYHAT Project
    Mary Ganguli
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 16:761-70. 2010
  8. pmc Age and education effects and norms on a cognitive test battery from a population-based cohort: the Monongahela-Youghiogheny Healthy Aging Team
    Mary Ganguli
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Aging Ment Health 14:100-7. 2010
  9. pmc Short-term mortality in acute pulmonary embolism: clot burden and signs of right heart dysfunction at CT pulmonary angiography
    Alessandro Furlan
    Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Radiology 265:283-93. 2012
  10. pmc Do Biomarkers of Inflammation, Monocyte Activation, and Altered Coagulation Explain Excess Mortality Between HIV Infected and Uninfected People?
    Kaku A So-Armah
    Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA Section of General Internal Medicine, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA Hamad Healthcare Quality Institute, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Doha, Qatar and New York, NY Cell and Molecular Biology Department, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii Manoa, Honolulu, HI Medical Service Infectious Diseases, VA Medical Center, Washington, DC Department of Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC Infectious Diseases Section, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA Medical Service, VA Medical Center, Atlanta, GA Medical Service, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Infectious Diseases Section, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX Infectious Diseases Section
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 72:206-13. 2016

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Publications73

  1. pmc Smoking, death, and Alzheimer disease: a case of competing risks
    Chung Chou H Chang
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 26:300-6. 2012
    ..In this study, we demonstrate that the effect of smoking on AD differs in models that are and are not adjusted for competing risks...
  2. pmc Minimizing attrition bias: a longitudinal study of depressive symptoms in an elderly cohort
    Chung Chou H Chang
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:869-78. 2009
    ..Attrition from mortality is common in longitudinal studies of the elderly. Ignoring the resulting non-response or missing data can bias study results...
  3. pmc Outcomes of mild cognitive impairment by definition: a population study
    Mary Ganguli
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Arch Neurol 68:761-7. 2011
    ..Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) has been defined in several ways...
  4. pmc HIV infection and the risk of acute myocardial infarction
    Matthew S Freiberg
    University of Pittsburgh School ofMedicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:614-22. 2013
    ....
  5. pmc A novel approach to assessing memory at the population level: vulnerability to semantic interference
    Beth E Snitz
    Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:785-94. 2010
    ..It is not yet known how broadly this work will generalize to the community at large...
  6. pmc Radiographic emphysema predicts low bone mineral density in a tobacco-exposed cohort
    JESSICA BON
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 183:885-90. 2011
    ..Whereas emphysema has been independently associated with vascular disease and other comorbidities, its association with BMD has not been well studied...
  7. pmc Cognitive test performance predicts change in functional status at the population level: the MYHAT Project
    Mary Ganguli
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 16:761-70. 2010
    ..At the population level, changes in both directions are observable in functional status, with different neuropsychological measures predicting the direction of change...
  8. pmc Age and education effects and norms on a cognitive test battery from a population-based cohort: the Monongahela-Youghiogheny Healthy Aging Team
    Mary Ganguli
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Aging Ment Health 14:100-7. 2010
    ..Performance on cognitive tests can be affected by age, education, and also selection bias. We examined the distribution of scores on several cognitive screening tests by age and educational levels in a population-based cohort...
  9. pmc Short-term mortality in acute pulmonary embolism: clot burden and signs of right heart dysfunction at CT pulmonary angiography
    Alessandro Furlan
    Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Radiology 265:283-93. 2012
    ....
  10. pmc Do Biomarkers of Inflammation, Monocyte Activation, and Altered Coagulation Explain Excess Mortality Between HIV Infected and Uninfected People?
    Kaku A So-Armah
    Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA Section of General Internal Medicine, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA Hamad Healthcare Quality Institute, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Doha, Qatar and New York, NY Cell and Molecular Biology Department, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii Manoa, Honolulu, HI Medical Service Infectious Diseases, VA Medical Center, Washington, DC Department of Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC Infectious Diseases Section, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA Medical Service, VA Medical Center, Atlanta, GA Medical Service, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Infectious Diseases Section, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX Infectious Diseases Section
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 72:206-13. 2016
    ..We hypothesized that these immunologic processes mediate (explain) some of the excess risk of mortality among HIV infected (HIV+) versus uninfected people independently of comorbid diseases...
  11. ncbi request reprint MELD and prediction of post-liver transplantation survival
    Shahid Habib
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Liver Transpl 12:440-7. 2006
    ..Pretransplant MELD scores correlate inversely with posttransplant survival. However, better prognostic models are needed that would provide an overall assessment of transplant benefit relative to the severity of hepatic dysfunction...
  12. pmc Engagement in social activities and progression from mild to severe cognitive impairment: the MYHAT study
    Tiffany F Hughes
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 25:587-95. 2013
    ..This study examines the risk of progression from mild to severe cognitive impairment in relation to engagement in social activities while mildly impaired and the concurrence of subsequent change in engagement with MCI progression...
  13. doi request reprint Rates and correlates of health maintenance behaviors after living kidney donation
    Larissa Myaskovsky
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Prog Transplant 22:147-54. 2012
    ....
  14. pmc Comorbid diabetes and the risk of progressive chronic kidney disease in HIV-infected adults: data from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study
    Raj K Medapalli
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 60:393-9. 2012
    ..Studies suggest that HIV and diabetes have an additive effect on chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression; however, this observation may be confounded by differences in traditional CKD risk factors...
  15. pmc Is survival better at hospitals with higher "end-of-life" treatment intensity?
    Amber E Barnato
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Med Care 48:125-32. 2010
    ..Concern regarding wide variations in spending and intensive care unit use for patients at the end of life hinges on the assumption that such treatment offers little or no survival benefit...
  16. pmc Subjective cognitive complaints of older adults at the population level: an item response theory analysis
    Beth E Snitz
    Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 26:344-51. 2012
    ..Modern psychometric approaches including IRT may be useful in developing: (1) brief community screening questionnaires; and (2) more sensitive measures of very subtle subjective decline for use in prodromal Alzheimer disease research...
  17. pmc Development and validation of hospital "end-of-life" treatment intensity measures
    Amber E Barnato
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Med Care 47:1098-105. 2009
    ..Health care utilization among decedents is increasingly used as a measure of health care efficiency, but decedent-based measures may be biased estimates of care received by "dying" patients...
  18. pmc Racial variation in end-of-life intensive care use: a race or hospital effect?
    Amber E Barnato
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Graduate School of Public Health, Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:2219-37. 2006
    ....
  19. pmc Mild cognitive impairment: incidence and vascular risk factors in a population-based cohort
    Mary Ganguli
    Department of School of Medicine, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Neurology 80:2112-20. 2013
    ..We examined the incidence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and its potential vascular risk factors in a prospective population-based study...
  20. pmc Mild cognitive deficits and everyday functioning among older adults in the community: the Monongahela-Youghiogheny Healthy Aging Team study
    Tiffany F Hughes
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, and the Departments of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:836-44. 2012
    ..We examined the ability to perform multiple IADL tasks in relation to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) defined on purely neuropsychological grounds...
  21. pmc Effects of age, gender, education and race on two tests of language ability in community-based older adults
    Beth E Snitz
    Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:1051-62. 2009
    ..We report population-based normative data on these tests from two combined ethnically divergent, cognitively normal, representative population samples of older adults...
  22. pmc The impact of menopause on health-related quality of life: results from the STRIDE longitudinal study
    Rachel Hess
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Suite 600, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Qual Life Res 21:535-44. 2012
    ..We examine the impact of menopausal status, beyond menopausal symptoms, on health-related quality of life (HRQoL)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Do Biomarkers of Inflammation, Monocyte Activation, and Altered Coagulation Explain Excess Mortality Between HIV Infected and Uninfected People?
    Kaku A So-Armah
    Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA Section of General Internal Medicine, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA Hamad Healthcare Quality Institute, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Doha, Qatar and New York, NY Cell and Molecular Biology Department, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii Manoa, Honolulu, HI Medical Service Infectious Diseases, VA Medical Center, Washington, DC Department of Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC Infectious Diseases Section, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA Medical Service, VA Medical Center, Atlanta, GA Medical Service, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Infectious Diseases Section, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX Infectious Diseases Section
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 72:206-213. 2016
    ..We hypothesized that these immunologic processes mediate (explain) some of the excess risk of mortality among HIV infected (HIV+) versus uninfected people independently of comorbid diseases...
  24. pmc HIV status and the risk of ischemic stroke among men
    Jason J Sico
    From the VA Connecticut Health Care System J J S, A C J, M S, K M, West Haven Veterans Administration Medical Center, West Haven Yale University School of Medicine J J S, K S A, A C J, New Haven, CT University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine C C H C, K L K, A A B University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health C C H C, L H K, Pittsburgh, PA Boston Medical Center E H, MA Emory University School of Medicine and Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center D R, Atlanta, GA David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System M B G, D L, Los Angeles, CA VA Pittsburgh Health Care System A A B, Pittsburgh, PA Michael E DeBakey Veterans Administration Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine M C R B, Houston, TX Washington DC Veterans Administration Medical Center and George Washington University School of Medicine C G, Washington, DC James J Peters VA S T B, Bronx Mount Sinai School of Medicine S T B, New York, NY Boston University School of Medicine J S, MA Center for the Assessment of Pharmaceutical Practices L K, Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research L K, a Center for Innovation, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bedford, MA National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism K B, Bethesda, Germany
    Neurology 84:1933-40. 2015
    ..Given conflicting data regarding the association of HIV infection and ischemic stroke risk, we sought to determine whether HIV infection conferred an increased ischemic stroke risk among male veterans...
  25. pmc Myocardial damage detected by late gadolinium enhancement cardiovascular magnetic resonance is associated with subsequent hospitalization for heart failure
    Timothy C Wong
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
    J Am Heart Assoc 2:e000416. 2013
    ..LGE may indicate inherent vulnerability to HHF, regardless of etiology, across the spectrum of heart failure stage or left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)...
  26. pmc Vascular risk factors and cognitive decline in a population sample
    Mary Ganguli
    Departments of Psychiatry Neurology Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Departments of Epidemiology Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Center on Aging, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 28:9-15. 2014
    ..Cardiovascular mechanisms explain at least some of the variance in cognitive decline. Selective survival may also play a role. ..
  27. pmc Gray's time-varying coefficients model for posttransplant survival of pediatric liver transplant recipients with a diagnosis of cancer
    Yi Ren
    Department of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Comput Math Methods Med 2013:719389. 2013
    ..While the Cox PH model provided reasonable average results in estimating covariate effects on posttransplant survival, the Gray model using piecewise constant penalized splines showed more details of how those effects change over time...
  28. ncbi request reprint Long-term HIV/AIDS survival estimation in the highly active antiretroviral therapy era
    Joseph T King
    Section of Neurosurgery, Surgical Service Line, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Med Decis Making 23:9-20. 2003
    ..The authors construct a computer simulation model based on observational data to estimate long-term survival in a cohort of HIV/AIDS patients undergoing treatment with HAART...
  29. pmc Perceived discrimination predicts longer time to be accepted for kidney transplant
    Larissa Myaskovsky
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Transplantation 93:423-9. 2012
    ..Therefore, studying nonmedical factors is critical to understanding disparities in KT...
  30. pmc The association between pulse pressure change and cognition in late life: Age and where you start matters
    Eric McDade
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Washington University at St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA
    Alzheimers Dement (Amst) 4:56-66. 2016
    ..Pulse pressure (PP) reflects arterial stiffness which may better reflect chronicity of hypertension...
  31. pmc Clinical and demographic covariates of chronic opioid and non-opioid analgesic use in rural-dwelling older adults: the MoVIES project
    Jordan F Karp
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 25:1801-10. 2013
    ..To describe covariates and patterns of late-life analgesic use in the rural, population-based MoVIES cohort from 1989 to 2002...
  32. pmc Racial differences in adherence to cardiac medications
    Hyasmine Charles
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 95:17-27. 2003
    ..To determine whether there are racial differences in adherence to cardiac medications...
  33. pmc Physician awareness and self-reported use of local and national guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia
    Galen E Switzer
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:816-23. 2003
    ..To assess physician awareness and reported use of medical guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), and to identify factors associated with variations in awareness and use of these guidelines...
  34. ncbi request reprint The association between congestive heart failure and cognitive performance in a primary care population of elderly adults: the Steel Valley Seniors Survey
    Laurie Lavery
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 19:215-25. 2007
    ..We examined the association between CHF and cognitive performance in stable outpatients recruited from primary care...
  35. pmc Cognitive assessment of older primary care patients with and without memory complaints
    Laurie L Lavery
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:949-54. 2007
    ..Dementia screening is currently recommended only for symptomatic patients...
  36. pmc Factors associated with adherence to medication regimens in older primary care patients: the Steel Valley Seniors Survey
    Gary P Stoehr
    Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 6:255-63. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to explore associations between 2 specific cognitive domains and aspects of medication management among older primary care patients...
  37. pmc Engagement in reading and hobbies and risk of incident dementia: the MoVIES project
    Tiffany F Hughes
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 25:432-8. 2010
    ..To examine whether there is an association between engagement in reading and hobbies and dementia risk in late life...
  38. pmc Cross-validation of brain structural biomarkers and cognitive aging in a community-based study
    James T Becker
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 24:1065-75. 2012
    ..We examined the feasibility of acquiring state-of-the-art brain MRI images at a community hospital, and attempted to cross-validate two independent approaches to image analysis...
  39. pmc Disability, race/ethnicity, and medication adherence among Medicare myocardial infarction survivors
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am Heart J 164:425-433.e4. 2012
    ..However, recent data on long-term adherence are limited, particularly among some subpopulations. We compared medication adherence among Medicare MI survivors by disability status, race/ethnicity, and income...
  40. pmc Physical activity, health status and risk of hospitalization in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Roberto P Benzo
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Respiration 80:10-8. 2010
    ..Self-reported daily physical activity and health status have been reported as predictors of a hospitalization in COPD but are not routinely assessed...
  41. pmc Pesticide exposure and hepatocellular carcinoma risk: A case-control study using a geographic information system (GIS) to link SEER-Medicare and California pesticide data
    Trang Vopham
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 130 De Soto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, United States Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, United States Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, United States Electronic address
    Environ Res 143:68-82. 2015
    ....
  42. pmc Myocardial Fibrosis Quantified by Extracellular Volume Is Associated With Subsequent Hospitalization for Heart Failure, Death, or Both Across the Spectrum of Ejection Fraction and Heart Failure Stage
    Erik B Schelbert
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA E B S, K M Z, C C H C, T C W UPMC Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Center, Heart and Vascular Institute, Pittsburgh, PA E B S, K M P, K M Z, T C W Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh, PA E B S, T C W
    J Am Heart Assoc 4:. 2015
    ..Hospitalization for heart failure is an epidemic that is difficult to predict and prevent and requires potential therapeutic targets associated with outcomes...
  43. pmc Has the Department of Veterans Affairs found a way to avoid racial disparities in the evaluation process for kidney transplantation?
    Michael A Freeman
    1 Previous Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 2Current Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 3Center for Bioethics and Health Law, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 4Department of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 5Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA, 6Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 7Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 8 Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, PA, 9 Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 10Renal Section, Tennessee Valley VA Healthcare System, Nashville, TN, 11Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, 12Kaiser Permanente, Northwest, Portland, OR, 13Portland Center for the Study of Chronic, United Kingdom
    Transplantation . 2016
    ..Our goal was to determine whether disparities during the evaluation period for KT exist in the VA as has been found in non-VA settings...
  44. pmc Who wants a free brain scan? Assessing and correcting for recruitment biases in a population-based sMRI pilot study
    Mary Ganguli
    School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Brain Imaging Behav 9:204-12. 2015
    ..When study participants are drawn from a well-characterized population, they can be compared with non-participants, and the information used to correct study results for potential bias and thus provide more generalizable estimates. ..
  45. pmc HIV infection, cardiovascular disease risk factor profile, and risk for acute myocardial infarction
    Anne Lise Paisible
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Departments of Biostatistics Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Department of Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA Harbor UCLA Medical Center and Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA VA Medical Center Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Infectious Disease Section, Department of Medicine, VA North Texas Health Care System, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX Infectious Diseases Section, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA VA Medical Center and George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC Department of Internal Medicine, The Mount Sinai Medical Center Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center, NY Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA Department of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Institute of Research of the Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 68:209-16. 2015
    ..Traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors (CVDRFs) increase the risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) among HIV-infected (HIV+) participants. We assessed the association between HIV and incident AMI within CVDRF strata...
  46. pmc Rates and risk factors for progression to incident dementia vary by age in a population cohort
    Mary Ganguli
    From the Departments of Psychiatry M G, C W L, T F H, Neurology M G, B E S, E M, and Medicine C C H C, School of Medicine, and Departments of Epidemiology M G and Biostatistics C C H C, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, PA
    Neurology 84:72-80. 2015
    ....
  47. pmc Interactive video gaming compared with health education in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: a feasibility study
    Tiffany F Hughes
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 29:890-8. 2014
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Uninsured vs. insured population: variations among nonelderly Americans
    Zorana Jovanovic
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Health Soc Policy 17:71-85. 2003
    ..Also, the insured nonelderly Americans were found to have better access to health care than the uninsured nonelderly...
  49. ncbi request reprint Equal effectiveness of older traditional antibiotics and newer broad-spectrum antibiotics in treating patients with acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis
    Catherine C Peng
    Pharmacy Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    South Med J 96:986-91. 2003
    ..Choice of antibiotic therapy for acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis (AECB) is important because of cost and concerns about development of resistance...
  50. pmc Patient satisfaction in women's clinics versus traditional primary care clinics in the Veterans Administration
    Bevanne A Bean-Mayberry
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:175-81. 2003
    ..To compare patient satisfaction in women's clinics (WCs) versus traditional primary care clinics (TCs)...
  51. pmc A higher sense of purpose in life is associated with sexual enjoyment in midlife women
    Beth A Prairie
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Magee Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Menopause 18:839-44. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to understand the association between sense of purpose in life and sexual well-being in a cohort of midlife women...
  52. pmc How much do depressive symptoms affect cognition at the population level? The Monongahela-Youghiogheny Healthy Aging Team (MYHAT) study
    Mary Ganguli
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:1277-84. 2009
    ..To examine the impact of subjective depressive symptoms on objective performance on tests of several cognitive domains, in a community-based sample of older adults...
  53. pmc Population attributable risk of aflatoxin-related liver cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Yan Liu
    University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
    Eur J Cancer 48:2125-36. 2012
    ..Over 4 billion people worldwide are exposed to dietary aflatoxins, which cause liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma, HCC) in humans. However, the population attributable risk (PAR) of aflatoxin-related HCC remains unclear...
  54. pmc Temporal Cognitive Decline Associated With Exposure to Infectious Agents in a Population-based, Aging Cohort
    Vishwajit L Nimgaonkar
    Departments of Psychiatry Medicine Neurology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Departments of Human Genetics Biostatistics Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Department of Pediatrics, Stanley Division of Neurovirology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 30:216-22. 2016
    ..Numerous cross-sectional studies have related exposure to neurotropic infectious agents with cognitive dysfunction in older adults, however, the temporal sequence is uncertain...
  55. ncbi request reprint Assessment of mortality after long-term follow-up of patients with community-acquired pneumonia
    Eric M Mortensen
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, and Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:1617-24. 2003
    ..This study demonstrates that there is significantly higher long-term mortality among patients with pneumonia than among age-matched controls and that long-term mortality largely is not affected by acute physiologic derangements...
  56. doi request reprint Outcomes after out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation errors
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Resuscitation 80:50-5. 2009
    ..We sought to evaluate the association between three key out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation (ETI) errors and patient outcomes...
  57. pmc Protocol of the KTFT-TALK study to reduce racial disparities in kidney transplant evaluation and living donor kidney transplantation
    Kellee Bornemann
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    Contemp Clin Trials 53:52-59. 2016
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  58. pmc Pre-pregnancy obesity and maternal nutritional biomarker status during pregnancy: a factor analysis
    Laura E Tomedi
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Public Health Nutr 16:1414-8. 2013
    ..We assessed the associations between pre-pregnancy BMI and nutritional patterns of maternal micronutrient and EFA status during mid-pregnancy...
  59. pmc Gestational weight gain, early pregnancy maternal adiposity distribution, and maternal hyperglycemia
    Laura E Tomedi
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15261, USA
    Matern Child Health J 18:1265-70. 2014
    ..Independent of pre-pregnancy BMI, high early pregnancy GWG and maternal subcutaneous body fat may be positively associated with maternal glucose concentrations at 24-28 weeks...
  60. pmc Use of dynamic microsimulation to predict disease progression in patients with pneumonia-related sepsis
    Gorkem Saka
    Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 3700 Ohara St, 3700 Benedum Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Crit Care 11:R65. 2007
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  61. ncbi request reprint Alcohol and drug use and related disorders: An underrecognized health issue among adolescents and young adults attending sexually transmitted disease clinics
    Robert L Cook
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:565-70. 2006
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  62. ncbi request reprint Prediction of pelvic inflammatory disease among young, single, sexually active women
    Roberta B Ness
    Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:137-42. 2006
    ..To assess prediction strategies for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)...
  63. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with Medicaid enrollment for low-income children in the United States
    Chyongchiou J Lin
    Department of Health Services Administration, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Health Soc Policy 16:35-51. 2003
    ..Children with better health status were less likely to be enrolled in Medicaid. In addition, children whose parents were uninsured were more likely not to be enrolled in Medicaid...
  64. pmc Sustained benzodiazepine use in a community sample of older adults
    Keith R Stowell
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsbrgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:2285-91. 2008
    ..To identify factors associated with sustained benzodiazepine use in older adults...
  65. pmc The risk of incident coronary heart disease among veterans with and without HIV and hepatitis C
    Matthew S Freiberg
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 4:425-32. 2011
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  66. pmc Hospital end-of-life treatment intensity among cancer and non-cancer cohorts
    Amber E Barnato
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Department of Health Care Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 49:521-9.e1-5. 2015
    ..Hospitals vary substantially in their end-of-life (EOL) treatment intensity. It is unknown if patterns of EOL treatment intensity are consistent across conditions...
  67. pmc Pathways to injury in chronic pancreatitis: decoding the role of the high-risk SPINK1 N34S haplotype using meta-analysis
    Elie Aoun
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 3:e2003. 2008
    ..We tested this hypothesis by evaluating the differences in effect size of the high risk SPINK1 N34S haplotype on CP from multiple etiologies after combining clinical reports of SPINK1 N34S frequency using meta-analysis...
  68. pmc Influence of race on inpatient treatment intensity at the end of life
    Amber E Barnato
    Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:338-45. 2007
    ..To examine inpatient intensive care unit (ICU) and intensive procedure use by race among Medicare decedents, using utilization among survivors for comparison...
  69. ncbi request reprint Ensuring high-quality primary care for women: predictors of success
    Bevanne A Bean-Mayberry
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15240, USA
    Womens Health Issues 16:22-9. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine whether separate or combined effects of provider gender, availability of gynecologic services from the provider, and women's clinic setting improve patient ratings of primary care...
  70. pmc Considerations in the statistical analysis of hemodialysis patient survival
    Christos Argyropoulos
    Renal Electrolyte Division, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 20:2034-43. 2009
    ..Accelerated failure time models may be useful adjuncts to the Cox model when studying outcomes of dialysis patients...
  71. ncbi request reprint Differential effects of out-of-hospital interventions on short- and long-term survival after cardiopulmonary arrest
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Resuscitation 67:69-74. 2005
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  72. doi request reprint Accuracy and reproducibility of blood clot burden quantification with pulmonary CT angiography
    Alessandro Furlan
    Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15213, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 196:516-23. 2011
    ..The purpose of our study was to assess the accuracy and reproducibility of clot burden quantification with pulmonary CT angiography (CTA)...
  73. pmc Adherence, virological and immunological outcomes for HIV-infected veterans starting combination antiretroviral therapies
    R Scott Braithwaite
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Yale University, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    AIDS 21:1579-89. 2007
    ..We aimed to determine adherence, virological, and immunological outcomes one year after starting a first combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen...