1. Trends in the ambulatory management of headache: analysis of NAMCS and NHAMCS data 1999-2010.

    Journal of General Internal Medicine 30(5):548 (2015) PMID 25567755 PMCID PMC4395605

    Headache is a frequent complaint and among the most common reasons for visiting a physician. To characterize trends from 1999 through 2010 in the management of headache. Longitudinal trends analysis. Nationally representative sample of visits to clinicians for headache from the National Ambulato...
  2. Colon cancer screening in U.S. adults aged 65 and older according to life expectancy and age.

    Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 63(4):750 (2015) PMID 25900488

    To examine receipt of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening according to age and life expectancy (LE) in adults aged 65 and older. Population-based survey. United States. Community dwelling adults aged 65 and older who participated in the 2008 or 2010 National Health Interview Survey (N = 7,747). Re...
  3. Marital status and survival in patients with cancer.

    Journal of Clinical Oncology 31(31):3869 (2013) PMID 24062405

    To examine the impact of marital status on stage at diagnosis, use of definitive therapy, and cancer-specific mortality among each of the 10 leading causes of cancer-related death in the United States. We used the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results program to identify 1,260,898 patients ...
  4. Marital status and survival in patients with cancer.

    Journal of Clinical Oncology 31(31):3869 (2013) PMID 24062405

    To examine the impact of marital status on stage at diagnosis, use of definitive therapy, and cancer-specific mortality among each of the 10 leading causes of cancer-related death in the United States. We used the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results program to identify 1,260,898 patients ...
  5. Primary care utilization and colorectal cancer incidence and mortality among Medicare beneficiaries: a population-based, case-control study.

    Annals of Internal Medicine 159(7):437 (2013) PMID 24081284

    Utilization of primary care may decrease colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and death through greater receipt of CRC screening tests. To examine the association of primary care utilization with CRC incidence, CRC deaths, and all-cause mortality. Population-based, case-control study. Medicare prog...
  6. Primary care utilization and colorectal cancer incidence and mortality among Medicare beneficiaries: a population-based, case-control study.

    Annals of Internal Medicine 159(7):437 (2013) PMID 24081284

    Utilization of primary care may decrease colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and death through greater receipt of CRC screening tests. To examine the association of primary care utilization with CRC incidence, CRC deaths, and all-cause mortality. Population-based, case-control study. Medicare prog...
  7. Worsening trends in the management and treatment of back pain.

    JAMA Internal Medicine 173(17):1573 (2013) PMID 23896698 PMCID PMC4381435

    Back pain treatment is costly and frequently includes overuse of treatments that are unsupported by clinical guidelines. Few studies have evaluated recent national trends in guideline adherence of spine-related care. To characterize the treatment of back pain from January 1, 1999, through Decemb...
  8. Worsening trends in the management and treatment of back pain.

    JAMA Internal Medicine 173(17):1573 (2013) PMID 23896698

    Back pain treatment is costly and frequently includes overuse of treatments that are unsupported by clinical guidelines. Few studies have evaluated recent national trends in guideline adherence of spine-related care. To characterize the treatment of back pain from January 1, 1999, through Decemb...
  9. Worsening trends in the management and treatment of back pain.

    JAMA Internal Medicine 173(17):1573 (2013) PMID 23896698

    Back pain treatment is costly and frequently includes overuse of treatments that are unsupported by clinical guidelines. Few studies have evaluated recent national trends in guideline adherence of spine-related care. To characterize the treatment of back pain from January 1, 1999, through Decemb...
  10. The effects of primary care on breast cancer mortality and incidence among Medicare beneficiaries.

    Cancer 119(16):2964 (2013) PMID 23677482

    Primary care physician (PCP) services may have an impact on breast cancer mortality and incidence, possibly through greater use of screening mammography. The authors conducted a retrospective, 1:1 matching case-control study using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare-l...
  11. The effects of primary care on breast cancer mortality and incidence among Medicare beneficiaries.

    Cancer 119(16):2964 (2013) PMID 23677482

    Primary care physician (PCP) services may have an impact on breast cancer mortality and incidence, possibly through greater use of screening mammography. The authors conducted a retrospective, 1:1 matching case-control study using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare-l...
  12. Relationship between the prognostic expectations of seriously ill patients undergoing hemodialysis and their nephrologists.

    JAMA Internal Medicine 173(13):1206 (2013) PMID 23712681 PMCID PMC3982381

    Patients undergoing hemodialysis have an annual mortality rate exceeding 20%, comparable to many types of cancer. Past research has shown that patients with cancer overestimate their likelihood of survival relative to their physicians, but this relationship has not been examined in patients with...
  13. Relationship between the prognostic expectations of seriously ill patients undergoing hemodialysis and their nephrologists.

    JAMA Internal Medicine 173(13):1206 (2013) PMID 23712681 PMCID PMC3982381

    Patients undergoing hemodialysis have an annual mortality rate exceeding 20%, comparable to many types of cancer. Past research has shown that patients with cancer overestimate their likelihood of survival relative to their physicians, but this relationship has not been examined in patients with...
  14. Targeting of mammography screening according to life expectancy in women aged 75 and older.

    Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 61(3):388 (2013) PMID 23414437 PMCID PMC3602282

    To examine receipt of mammography screening according to life expectancy in women aged 75 and older. Population-based survey. United States. Community dwelling U.S. women aged 75 and older who participated in the 2008 or 2010 National Health Interview Survey. Using a previously developed and val...
  15. Targeting of mammography screening according to life expectancy in women aged 75 and older.

    Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 61(3):388 (2013) PMID 23414437 PMCID PMC3602282

    To examine receipt of mammography screening according to life expectancy in women aged 75 and older. Population-based survey. United States. Community dwelling U.S. women aged 75 and older who participated in the 2008 or 2010 National Health Interview Survey. Using a previously developed and val...
  16. The influence of dermatologist and primary care physician visits on melanoma outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries.

    Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 26(6):637 (2013) PMID 24204060

    Ambulatory visits to dermatologists and primary care physicians (PCPs) may improve melanoma outcomes through early detection. We sought to measure the effect of dermatologist and PCP visits on melanoma stage at diagnosis and mortality. We used data from the database linking Surveillance Epidemio...
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  17. Use of relaxation techniques and complementary and alternative medicine by American adults with insomnia symptoms: results from a national survey.

    Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : off... 8(6):681 (2012) PMID 23243402 PMCID PMC3501665

    Though relaxation training is recommended for insomnia, national patterns of use remain unknown. Similarly, rates of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by adults with insomnia are not well established. We sought to elucidate the patterns and reasons for use of relaxation techniques...
  18. Use of relaxation techniques and complementary and alternative medicine by American adults with insomnia symptoms: results from a national survey.

    Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : off... 8(6):681 (2012) PMID 23243402 PMCID PMC3501665

    Though relaxation training is recommended for insomnia, national patterns of use remain unknown. Similarly, rates of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by adults with insomnia are not well established. We sought to elucidate the patterns and reasons for use of relaxation techniques...
  19. Su1035 Does Insurance Type Impact Outcomes in Patients With Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage?

    Gastroenterology 142(5):S (2012)

  20. Sa1679 Insurance Type Impacts Mortality, Length of Stay, and Endoscopy Performance in Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage: A Nationwide Analysis

    Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 75(4):AB242 (2012)