Benjamin Littenberg

Summary

Affiliation: University of Vermont
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Passive consent for clinical research in the age of HIPAA
    Benjamin Littenberg
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:207-11. 2006
  2. pmc The use of adherence aids by adults with diabetes: a cross-sectional survey
    Benjamin Littenberg
    General Internal Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 7:1. 2006
  3. pmc Intra-cluster correlation coefficients in adults with diabetes in primary care practices: the Vermont Diabetes Information System field survey
    Benjamin Littenberg
    General Internal Medicine, University of Vermont, 371 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT, 05401, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:20. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Mandated diabetes registries will benefit persons with diabetes
    Benjamin Littenberg
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Vermont, 371 Pearl St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:797-9; discussion 802-3. 2008
  5. pmc The use of insulin declines as patients live farther from their source of care: results of a survey of adults with type 2 diabetes
    Benjamin Littenberg
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    BMC Public Health 6:198. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Paper Standard Gamble: the reliability of a paper questionnaire to assess utility
    Benjamin Littenberg
    Department of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, USA
    Med Decis Making 23:480-8. 2003
  7. pmc Literacy and health outcomes: a cross-sectional study in 1002 adults with diabetes
    Nancy S Morris
    College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 7:49. 2006
  8. pmc Limitations of diabetes pharmacotherapy: results from the Vermont Diabetes Information System study
    Charles D MacLean
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 371 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 7:50. 2006
  9. pmc Driving distance as a barrier to glycemic control in diabetes
    Kaitlin Strauss
    College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:378-80. 2006
  10. pmc Association between cancer prevalence and use of thiazolidinediones: results from the Vermont Diabetes Information System
    Maria E Ramos-Nino
    University of Vermont, Department of Pathology, Vermont 05405, USA
    BMC Med 5:17. 2007

Research Grants

  1. Vermont Diabetes Information System
    Benjamin Littenberg; Fiscal Year: 2005
  2. Barriers to Optimum Diabetes Outcomes
    Benjamin Littenberg; Fiscal Year: 2008

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. pmc Passive consent for clinical research in the age of HIPAA
    Benjamin Littenberg
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:207-11. 2006
    ..Although these regulations allow for the waiver or alteration of usual consent procedures when the research meets certain specific criteria, waivers and alterations are rarely used in health care research...
  2. pmc The use of adherence aids by adults with diabetes: a cross-sectional survey
    Benjamin Littenberg
    General Internal Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 7:1. 2006
    ..We sought to describe the use of mnemonic devices and other adherence aids by adults with diabetes and to investigate their association with control of hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia and hypertension...
  3. pmc Intra-cluster correlation coefficients in adults with diabetes in primary care practices: the Vermont Diabetes Information System field survey
    Benjamin Littenberg
    General Internal Medicine, University of Vermont, 371 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT, 05401, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:20. 2006
    ..Proper estimation of sample size requirements for cluster-based studies requires estimates of the intra-cluster correlation coefficient (ICC) for the variables of interest...
  4. doi request reprint Mandated diabetes registries will benefit persons with diabetes
    Benjamin Littenberg
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Vermont, 371 Pearl St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:797-9; discussion 802-3. 2008
  5. pmc The use of insulin declines as patients live farther from their source of care: results of a survey of adults with type 2 diabetes
    Benjamin Littenberg
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    BMC Public Health 6:198. 2006
    ..We sought to assess the role of travel burden as a barrier to the use of insulin in adults with diabetes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Paper Standard Gamble: the reliability of a paper questionnaire to assess utility
    Benjamin Littenberg
    Department of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, USA
    Med Decis Making 23:480-8. 2003
    ..The authors sought to demonstrate its test-retest reliability in comparison to other, paper-based measures of quality of life...
  7. pmc Literacy and health outcomes: a cross-sectional study in 1002 adults with diabetes
    Nancy S Morris
    College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 7:49. 2006
    ..We evaluated the association between literacy, physiologic control and diabetes complications among adults with diabetes...
  8. pmc Limitations of diabetes pharmacotherapy: results from the Vermont Diabetes Information System study
    Charles D MacLean
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 371 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 7:50. 2006
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  9. pmc Driving distance as a barrier to glycemic control in diabetes
    Kaitlin Strauss
    College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:378-80. 2006
    ..Despite advances in treatment of diabetes, many barriers to good glycemic control remain...
  10. pmc Association between cancer prevalence and use of thiazolidinediones: results from the Vermont Diabetes Information System
    Maria E Ramos-Nino
    University of Vermont, Department of Pathology, Vermont 05405, USA
    BMC Med 5:17. 2007
    ..The effects of TZDs on cancer risk in humans needs to be resolved as these drugs are prescribed for long periods of time in patients with diabetes...
  11. pmc An association between anti-platelet drug use and reduced cancer prevalence in diabetic patients: results from the Vermont Diabetes Information System Study
    Chris E Holmes
    Hematology and Oncology, University of Vermont, Given Building Second Floor, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    BMC Cancer 10:289. 2010
    ..Drug therapies, such as aspirin, that reduce platelet reactivity reduce both cardiovascular and cancer risk...
  12. pmc The Single Item Literacy Screener: evaluation of a brief instrument to identify limited reading ability
    Nancy S Morris
    College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 7:21. 2006
    ..Our objective was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of the Single Item Literacy Screener (SILS) to identify limited reading ability, one component of health literacy, as measured by the S-TOFHLA...
  13. pmc Diabetes decision support: initial experience with the Vermont diabetes information system
    Charles D MacLean
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:593-5. 2006
    ..Currently, 7295 patients are cared for by 124 primary care providers in 62 practices and are enrolled in a randomized controlled trial to study its effects...
  14. pmc The Vermont diabetes information system: a cluster randomized trial of a population based decision support system
    Charles D MacLean
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 371 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:1303-10. 2009
    ..Optimal care for patients with diabetes is difficult to achieve in clinical practice...
  15. pmc Relationship of literacy and heart failure in adults with diabetes
    Ann S Laramee
    Fletcher Allen Health Care, McClure 1 Cardiology, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:98. 2007
    ..Although reading ability may impact educational strategies and management of heart failure (HF), the prevalence of limited literacy in patients with HF is unknown...
  16. pmc Using nurses and office staff to report prescribing errors in primary care
    Amanda G Kennedy
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 371 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 20:238-45. 2008
    ..To implement a prescribing-error reporting system in primary care offices and analyze the reports...
  17. ncbi request reprint The increasing use of vena cava filters in adult trauma victims: data from the American College of Surgeons National Trauma Data Bank
    Steven R Shackford
    Departments of Surgery and Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    J Trauma 63:764-9. 2007
    ..We sought to determine the frequency of VCF insertion and patterns of use in trauma patients using a large database...
  18. ncbi request reprint The Vermedx Diabetes Information System reduces healthcare utilization
    Benjamin Littenberg
    Department of Medicine, University of Vermont, 371 Pearl St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Am J Manag Care 15:166-70. 2009
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  19. ncbi request reprint Use of vena cava filters in pediatric trauma patients: data from the National Trauma Data Bank
    Alan Cook
    Department of Surgery, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont 05401, USA
    J Trauma 59:1114-20. 2005
    ..Placement of vena cava filters (VCFs) in high-risk adult trauma patients is a well-described intervention for prophylaxis against pulmonary embolism (PE). Few data exist regarding the use of VCFs in pediatric trauma...
  20. doi request reprint Evaluation of a modified prescription form to address prescribing errors
    Amanda G Kennedy
    Center for Clinical and Translational Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, 05405, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 68:151-7. 2011
    ..The impact of a modified paper prescription form on the occurrence of prescribing errors was evaluated...
  21. pmc The Vermont Diabetes Information System (VDIS): study design and subject recruitment for a cluster randomized trial of a decision support system in a regional sample of primary care practices
    Charles D MacLean
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, USA
    Clin Trials 1:532-44. 2004
    ..The Vermont Diabetes Information System (VDIS) is a registry-based decision support and reminder system based on the Chronic Care Model and targeted to primary care physicians and their patients with diabetes...
  22. ncbi request reprint The challenge of achieving national cholesterol goals in patients with diabetes
    Amanda G Kennedy
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 371 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:1029-34. 2005
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint A modified outpatient prescription form to reduce prescription errors
    Amanda G Kennedy
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 30:480-7. 2004
    ..A modified prescription form was designed and evaluated to reduce outpatient prescription errors...
  24. ncbi request reprint Effect of false-positive mammograms on return for subsequent screening mammography
    Richard G Pinckney
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, USA
    Am J Med 114:120-5. 2003
    ..However, other deleterious effects of false-positive results still warrant improvements in the accuracy of breast cancer screening...
  25. ncbi request reprint Cryptosporidiosis stimulates an inflammatory intestinal response in malnourished Haitian children
    Beth D Kirkpatrick
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Infect Dis 186:94-101. 2002
    ..01). A Th1 cytokine response to infection was not detected. This triple cohort study demonstrates that malnourished children with acute cryptosporidiosis mount inflammatory, Th-2, and counterregulatory intestinal immune responses...
  26. pmc Prevalence of antiplatelet therapy in patients with diabetes
    Shaun R Miller
    University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 4:18. 2005
    ..To determine the prevalence of, and patient characteristics associated with, antiplatelet therapy in a cohort of primary care patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes...
  27. ncbi request reprint Medication error reporting by community pharmacists in Vermont
    Amanda G Kennedy
    Division of General Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, 371 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    J Am Pharm Assoc (2003) 44:434-8. 2004
    ..To document community pharmacists' awareness and use of the United States Pharmacopeia Medication Errors Reporting (USP MER) program...
  28. pmc Association of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy and comorbidity in diabetes: results from the Vermont diabetes information system
    Maria E Ramos-Nino
    University of Vermont, Department of Pathology, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    BMC Endocr Disord 8:17. 2008
    ..In this study, we explored the association between ACE inhibitor therapy and the prevalence of comorbid conditions in adults with diabetes..
  29. pmc A novel combination: ranpirnase and rosiglitazone induce a synergistic apoptotic effect by down-regulating Fra-1 and Survivin in cancer cells
    Maria E Ramos-Nino
    Department of Pathology, University of Vermont, HSRF 216, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    Mol Cancer Ther 7:1871-9. 2008
    ..The novel drug combination of ranpirnase and rosiglitazone is a promising combination to treat cancers with increased PI3K-dependent Fra-1 expression or Survivin...
  30. ncbi request reprint Effects on processes and costs of care associated with the addition of an internist to an inpatient psychiatry team
    Alan S Rubin
    University of Vermont College of Medicine, 371 Pearl Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:463-7. 2005
    ..This study examined the effects of collaboration between an internist and psychiatrists on the processes and cost of care among psychiatric inpatients...
  31. pmc Exploring generalized association rule mining for disease co-occurrences
    RHONDA KOST
    Department of Computer Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
    AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2012:1284-93. 2012
    ..In addition, preliminary results indicate that the concept hierarchy used for generalization may influence the associations found...
  32. ncbi request reprint Adapting root cause analysis to chronic medical conditions
    Anupam Goel
    Department of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 30:175-86. 2004
    ..Root cause analysis (RCA), used to study the conditions leading to acute accidents, was adapted to analyze adverse events in chronic medical conditions...
  33. doi request reprint Staging error does not explain the relationship between the number of lymph nodes in a colon cancer specimen and survival
    Jesse Moore
    Department of Surgery, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Surgery 147:358-65. 2010
    ..Identifying factor(s) responsible for the effect may represent an opportunity to improve quality of care for patients with colon cancer by increasing node counts in specimens...
  34. doi request reprint Relationship between self-report and an objective measure of television-viewing time in adults
    Jennifer J Otten
    Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1273-5. 2010
    ..Large errors were rare in this group, suggesting that a simple self-report measure of TV time may be useful for characterizing viewing behavior, although objective measurement adds precision that may be useful in certain settings...
  35. pmc The association between the pre-diagnosis mammography screening interval and advanced breast cancer
    Anupam Goel
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Wayne State University, UHC, Suite 5C, 4201 St Antoine, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 102:339-45. 2007
    ..While screening has been demonstrated to reduce breast cancer mortality, the optimal screening interval is unknown. We designed a study to determine the risk of an advanced breast cancer diagnosis by varying the interval between mammograms...
  36. pmc APACHE II predicts long-term survival in COPD patients admitted to a general medical ward
    Anupam Goel
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:824-30. 2003
    ..This study tested APACHE II's ability to predict long-term survival of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) admitted to general medical floors...
  37. ncbi request reprint Vioxx-Viagra confusion
    Amanda G Kennedy
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 59:2112. 2002
  38. ncbi request reprint Improving the quality of radiology reporting: a physician survey to define the target
    Annette J Johnson
    Department of Radiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianopolis, Indiana 46278 9552, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:497-505. 2004
    ..The rationale for this project focused on identifying the characteristics of a high-quality report from the perspective of referring physicians and radiologists...
  39. ncbi request reprint CT colonography: multiobserver diagnostic performance
    Elizabeth G McFarland
    Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, 510 S Kingshighway Blvd, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Radiology 225:380-90. 2002
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Integrating survival and quality of life data in clinical trials of lung disease: the case of lung volume reduction surgery
    Roger D Yusen
    Chest 127:1094-6. 2005
  41. ncbi request reprint Paper standard gamble: a paper-based measure of standard gamble utility for current health
    Phillip L Ross
    Department of Urology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 19:135-47. 2003
    ..To develop and validate a paper-based instrument that is simple to administer and produces a reliable estimate of patient standard gamble (SG) utilities for current health status...

Research Grants2

  1. Vermont Diabetes Information System
    Benjamin Littenberg; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..3: Assess utilization of health care resources by analyzing administrative data in a sub-sample of patients from the controlled trial. ..
  2. Barriers to Optimum Diabetes Outcomes
    Benjamin Littenberg; Fiscal Year: 2008
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