1. The relationship between religiosity and cardiovascular risk factors in Japan: a large-scale cohort study.

    Journal of the American Society of Hypertension 9(7):553 (2015) PMID 26188400

    The goal of this study was to examine the relationship between religiosity and cardiovascular risk factors in a Japanese population. A retrospective cohort study was conducted involving individuals who underwent annual health check-ups at St. Luke's International Hospital from 2005 to 2010. Data...
  2. Differences between early and late readmissions among patients: a cohort study.

    Annals of Internal Medicine 162(11):741 (2015) PMID 26030632

    Early and late readmissions may have different causal factors, requiring different prevention strategies. To determine whether predictors of readmission change within 30 days after discharge. Retrospective cohort study. Academic medical center. Patients admitted between 1 January 2009 and 31 Dec...
  3. Response to Pasalar et al.

    The American Journal of Gastroenterology 110(6):936 (2015) PMID 26052775

  4. 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...
  5. Sex, race, and the adverse effects of social stigma vs. other quality of life factors among primary care patients with moderate to severe obesity.

    Journal of General Internal Medicine 30(2):229 (2015) PMID 25341644 PMCID PMC4314477

    Patients with obesity face widespread social bias, but the importance of this social stigma to patients relative to other quality of life (QOL) factors is unclear. Our aim was to examine the importance of obesity-related social stigma relative to other QOL factors on reducing patients' overall w...
  6. Sex, race, and the adverse effects of social stigma vs. other quality of life factors among primary care patients with moderate to severe obesity.

    Journal of General Internal Medicine 30(2):229 (2015) PMID 25341644 PMCID PMC4314477

    Patients with obesity face widespread social bias, but the importance of this social stigma to patients relative to other quality of life (QOL) factors is unclear. Our aim was to examine the importance of obesity-related social stigma relative to other QOL factors on reducing patients' overall w...
  7. Conscientiousness is modified by genetic variation in catechol-O-methyltransferase to reduce symptom complaints in IBS patients.

    Brain and Behavior 5(1):39 (2015) PMID 25722948

    Attention to and perception of physical sensations and somatic states can significantly influence reporting of complaints and symptoms in the context of clinical care and randomized trials. Although anxiety and high neuroticism are known to increase the frequency and severity of complaints, it i...
  8. Conscientiousness is modified by genetic variation in catechol-O-methyltransferase to reduce symptom complaints in IBS patients.

    Brain and Behavior 5(1):39 (2015) PMID 25722948 PMCID PMC4321393

    Attention to and perception of physical sensations and somatic states can significantly influence reporting of complaints and symptoms in the context of clinical care and randomized trials. Although anxiety and high neuroticism are known to increase the frequency and severity of complaints, it i...
  9. Conscientiousness is modified by genetic variation in catechol-O-methyltransferase to reduce symptom complaints in IBS patients.

    Brain and Behavior 5(1):39 (2015) PMID 25722948 PMCID PMC4321393

    Attention to and perception of physical sensations and somatic states can significantly influence reporting of complaints and symptoms in the context of clinical care and randomized trials. Although anxiety and high neuroticism are known to increase the frequency and severity of complaints, it i...
  10. Conscientiousness is modified by genetic variation in catechol-O-methyltransferase to reduce symptom complaints in IBS patients.

    Brain and Behavior 5(1):39 (2015) PMID 25722948 PMCID PMC4321393

    Attention to and perception of physical sensations and somatic states can significantly influence reporting of complaints and symptoms in the context of clinical care and randomized trials. Although anxiety and high neuroticism are known to increase the frequency and severity of complaints, it i...
  11. Complementary and alternative medicine use by US adults with gastrointestinal conditions: Results from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey.

    The American Journal of Gastroenterology 109(11):1705 (2014) PMID 25001257

    Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has increased over the past two decades, and a growing body of evidence suggests that some CAM modalities may be useful in addressing gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. However, the overall pattern of CAM use for GI conditions remains unknown. W...
  12. Complementary and alternative medicine use by US adults with gastrointestinal conditions: Results from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey.

    The American Journal of Gastroenterology 109(11):1705 (2014) PMID 25001257 PMCID PMC4304651

    Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has increased over the past two decades, and a growing body of evidence suggests that some CAM modalities may be useful in addressing gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. However, the overall pattern of CAM use for GI conditions remains unknown. W...
  13. Complementary and alternative medicine use by US adults with gastrointestinal conditions: Results from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey.

    The American Journal of Gastroenterology 109(11):1705 (2014) PMID 25001257

    Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has increased over the past two decades, and a growing body of evidence suggests that some CAM modalities may be useful in addressing gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. However, the overall pattern of CAM use for GI conditions remains unknown. W...
  14. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use by US Adults With Gastrointestinal Conditions: Results from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey.

    The American Journal of Gastroenterology 109(11):1705 (2014) PMID 25001257

    Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has increased over the past two decades, and a growing body of evidence suggests that some CAM modalities may be useful in addressing gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. However, the overall pattern of CAM use for GI conditions remains unknown. W...
  15. Complementary and alternative medicine use by US adults with gastrointestinal conditions: Results from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey.

    The American Journal of Gastroenterology 109(11):1705 (2014) PMID 25001257 PMCID PMC4304651

    Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has increased over the past two decades, and a growing body of evidence suggests that some CAM modalities may be useful in addressing gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. However, the overall pattern of CAM use for GI conditions remains unknown. W...
  16. Complementary and alternative medicine use by US adults with gastrointestinal conditions: Results from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey.

    The American Journal of Gastroenterology 109(11):1705 (2014) PMID 25001257 PMCID PMC4304651

    Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has increased over the past two decades, and a growing body of evidence suggests that some CAM modalities may be useful in addressing gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. However, the overall pattern of CAM use for GI conditions remains unknown. W...
  17. Complementary and alternative medicine use by US adults with gastrointestinal conditions: Results from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey.

    The American Journal of Gastroenterology 109(11):1705 (2014) PMID 25001257 PMCID PMC4304651

    Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has increased over the past two decades, and a growing body of evidence suggests that some CAM modalities may be useful in addressing gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. However, the overall pattern of CAM use for GI conditions remains unknown. W...
  18. Complementary and alternative medicine use by US adults with gastrointestinal conditions: Results from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey.

    The American Journal of Gastroenterology 109(11):1705 (2014) PMID 25001257 PMCID PMC4304651

    Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has increased over the past two decades, and a growing body of evidence suggests that some CAM modalities may be useful in addressing gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. However, the overall pattern of CAM use for GI conditions remains unknown. W...
  19. Polymorphisms in catechol-O-methyltransferase modify treatment effects of aspirin on risk of cardiovascular disease.

    Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology 34(9):2160 (2014) PMID 25035343 PMCID PMC4148908

    Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT), a key enzyme in catecholamine metabolism, is implicated in cardiovascular, sympathetic, and endocrine pathways. This study aimed to confirm preliminary association of COMT genetic variation with incident cardiovascular disease (CVD). It further aimed to evalu...
  20. Polymorphisms in catechol-O-methyltransferase modify treatment effects of aspirin on risk of cardiovascular disease.

    Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology 34(9):2160 (2014) PMID 25035343 PMCID PMC4148908

    Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT), a key enzyme in catecholamine metabolism, is implicated in cardiovascular, sympathetic, and endocrine pathways. This study aimed to confirm preliminary association of COMT genetic variation with incident cardiovascular disease (CVD). It further aimed to evalu...