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Published articles from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. CINCCH staff in bold.

Eliacin J, Cunningham B, Partin MR, Gravely A, Taylor BC, Gordon HS, Saha S, Burgess DJ. Veterans Affairs Providers' Beliefs About the Contributors to and Responsibility for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Care Disparities. Health Equity. 2019 Aug 23;3(1):436-448. doi: 10.1089/heq.2019.0018. eCollection 2019.


Ellis RJ, Ho JW, Schlick CJR, Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Bilimoria KY, Yang AD. National Use of Chemotherapy in Initial Management of Stage I Pancreatic Cancer and Failure to Perform Subsequent Resection. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Mar;27(3):909-918. doi: 10.1245/s10434-019-08023-1. Epub 2019 Nov 5.


Ellis RJ, Zhang LM, Ko CY, Cohen ME, Bentrem DJ, Bilimoria KY, Yang AD, Talamonti MS, Merkow RP. Variation in Hospital Utilization of Minimally Invasive Distal Pancreatectomy for Localized Pancreatic Neoplasms. J Gastrointest Surg. 2019 Nov 25. doi: 10.1007/s11605-019-04414-7. [Epub ahead of print]


Etingen B, Hill JN, Miller L, Schwartz A, LaVela SL, Jordan N. An Exploratory Pilot Study to Describe Shared Decision-Making for PTSD Treatment Planning: The Provider Perspective. Mil Med. 2019 Mar 1;184(Supplement_1):467-475. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usy407. PMID: 30901448


Etingen B, Hogan TP, Martinez RN, Shimada S, Stroupe K, Nazi K, Connolly SL, Lipschitz J, Weaver FM, Smith B. How Do Patients with Mental Health Diagnoses Use Online Patient Portals? An Observational Analysis from the Veterans Health Administration. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2019 Sep;46(5):596-608. doi: 10.1007/s10488-019-00938-x.


Evans CT, Fitzpatrick M, Ramanathan S, Kralovic SM, Burns SP, Goldstein B, Smith B, Gerding DN, Johnson S. Healthcare facility-onset, healthcare facility-associated Clostridioides difficile infection in Veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder. J Spinal Cord Med. 2019 Oct 30:1-11. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2019.1672953. [Epub ahead of print]


Fischer MJ, Palevsky PM. Performance Measurement and the Kidney Quality Improvement Registry. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Aug 7;14(8):1261-1263. doi: 10.2215/CJN.03180319. Epub 2019 Jun 10.


Fitzpatrick MA, Suda KJ, Burns SP, Poggensee L, Ramanathan S, Evans CT. Pre-operative screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria and associations with post-operative outcomes in patients with spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 2019 Mar;42(2):255-259. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2018.1451237. PMID: 29578382


Fitzpatrick MA, Suda KJ, Jones MM, Burns SP, Poggensee L, Ramanathan S, Evans M, Evans CT. Effect of varying federal definitions on prevalence and characteristics associated with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in veterans with spinal cord injury. Am J Infect Control. 2019 Feb;47(2):175-179. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.08.001. PMID: 30301655


Fitzpatrick MA, Suda KJ, Ramanathan S, Guihan M, Brown C, Safdar N, Evans M, Jones MM, Pfeiffer CD, Klutts JS, Icardi M, Perencevich E, Rubin M, Evans CT; QUERI CARRIAGE Program. Laboratory practices for identification and reporting of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Department of Veterans Affairs facilities. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Apr;40(4):463-466. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.24. Epub 2019 Mar 4. PMID: 30829187


French DD, Wang A, Prager AJ, Margo CE. Association of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundations' Social Determinants of Health and Medicare Ocular Hospitalizations: A Cross Sectional Data Analysis. Ophthalmol Ther. 2019 Dec;8(4):611-622. doi: 10.1007/s40123-019-00220-1. Epub 2019 Nov 1.


Jepson C, Hsu JY, Fischer MJ, Kusek JW, Lash JP, Ricardo AC, Schelling JR, Feldman HI; Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study Investigators. Incident Type 2 Diabetes Among Individuals With CKD: Findings From the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2019 Jan;73(1):72-81. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2018.06.017. PMID: 30177484


Khorfan R, Schlick CJR, Yang AD, Odell DD, Bentrem DJ, Merkow RP. Utilization of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Its Association with Chemotherapy for Locally Advanced Gastric Cancer. J Gastrointest Surg. 2019 Nov 20. doi: 10.1007/s11605-019-04410-x. [Epub ahead of print]


LaVela SL, Etingen B, Miskevics S, Heinemann AW. What determines low satisfaction with life in individuals with spinal cord injury? J Spinal Cord Med. 2019 Mar;42(2):236-244. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2018.1466480. PMID: 29733775


Le B, Ray C, Gonzalez B, Miskevics S, Weaver FM, Priebe M, Carbone LD. Reasons for Initiation and Discontinuation of Pharmacological Therapies of Osteoporosis in Veterans With Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder. J Clin Densitom. 2019 Jun 15. pii: S1094-6950(19)30055-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jocd.2019.06.003. [Epub ahead of print]


Le B, Ray C, Gonzalez B, Miskevics S, Weaver FM, Priebe M, Carbone LD. Laboratory evaluation of secondary causes of bone loss in Veterans with spinal cord injury and disorders. Osteoporos Int. 2019 Nov;30(11):2241-2248. doi: 10.1007/s00198-019-05089-1. Epub 2019 Aug 13.


Markossian TW, Kramer HJ, Burge NJ, Pacold IV, Leehey DJ, Huo Z, Schneider J, Ling B, Stroupe KT. Statin use among Veterans with dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease. Hemodial Int. 2019 Apr;23(2):206-213. doi: 10.1111/hdi.12730. Epub 2019 Feb 19. PMID: 30779455


Merkow RP, Yang AD, Pavey E, Song MW, Chung JW, Bentrem DJ, Bilimoria KY. Comparison of Hospitals Affiliated With PPS-Exempt Cancer Centers, Other Hospitals Affiliated With NCI-Designated Cancer Centers, and Other Hospitals That Provide Cancer Care. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Jun 17. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0914. [Epub ahead of print]


Mora Pinzon MC, Buie R, Liou JI, Shirley DK, Evans CT, Ramanathan S, Poggensee L, Safdar N. Outcomes of Community and Healthcare-onset Clostridium difficile Infections. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Apr 8;68(8):1343-1350. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy715. PMID: 30668844


Morse LR, Biering-Soerensen F, Carbone LD, Cervinka T, Cirnigliaro CM, Johnston TE, Liu N, Troy KL, Weaver FM, Shuhart C, Craven BC. Bone Mineral Density Testing in Spinal Cord Injury: 2019 ISCD Official Position. J Clin Densitom. 2019 Oct - Dec;22(4):554-566. doi: 10.1016/j.jocd.2019.07.012. Epub 2019 Aug 3.


Musa J, Achenbach CJ, Evans CT, Jordan N, Daru PH, Silas O, Sagay AS, Anorlu R, Mehta SD, Wehbe F, Simon MA, Adewole IF, Hou L, Murphy RL. HIV status, age at cervical Cancer screening and cervical cytology outcomes in an opportunistic screening setting in Nigeria: a 10-year Cross sectional data analysis. Infect Agent Cancer. 2019 Nov 29;14:43. doi: 10.1186/s13027-019-0263-4. eCollection 2019.


Musuuza JS, McKinley L, Keating JA, Obasi C, Knobloch MJ, Crnich C, Evans CT, Evans ME, Livorsi D, Morgan DJ, Perencevich EN, Reisinger HS, Schweizer ML, Suda KJ, Simbartl LA, Safdar N. Correlation of prevention practices with rates of health care-associated Clostridioides difficile infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Jan;41(1):52-58. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.290. Epub 2019 Oct 29.


Persell SD, Liss DT, Walunas TL, Ciolino JD, Ahmad FS, Brown T, French DD, Hountz R, Iversen K, Lindau ST, Lipiszko D, Makelarski JA, Mazurek K, Murakami L, Peprah Y, Potempa J, Rasmussen LV, Wang A, Wang J, Yeh C, Kho AN. Effects of 2 Forms of Practice Facilitation on Cardiovascular Prevention in Primary Care: A Practice-randomized, Comparative Effectiveness Trial. Med Care. 2019 Dec 23. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001260. [Epub ahead of print]


Pham TND, Stempel S, Shields MA, Spaulding C, Kumar K, Bentrem DJ, Matsangou M, Munshi HG. Quercetin Enhances the Anti-Tumor Effects of BET Inhibitors by Suppressing hnRNPA1. Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Sep 2;20(17). pii: E4293. doi: 10.3390/ijms20174293.


Prager AJ, Volpe NJ, French DD. National Study of Ocular Hospitalizations in Medicare Beneficiaries. Am J Ophthalmol. 2019 Mar;199:238-245. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2018.12.003. PMID: 30553807


Raad JH, Tarlov E, Kho AN, French DD. Health Care Utilization Among Homeless Veterans in Chicago. Mil Med. 2019 Nov 12. pii: usz264. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usz264. [Epub ahead of print]


Radonovich LJ, Wizner K, LaVela SL, Lee ML, Findley K, Yorio P. A tolerability assessment of new respiratory protective devices developed for health care personnel: A randomized simulated clinical study. PLoS One. 2019 Jan 9;14(1):e0209559. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0209559. eCollection 2019.


Scherer AM, Reisinger HS, Goto M, Goedken CC, Clore GS, Marra AR, Chasco EE, Evans CT, Rubin MA, Perencevich EN. Testing a novel audit and feedback method for hand hygiene compliance: A multicenter quality improvement study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Jan;40(1):89-94. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.277. PMID: 30430974


Sieck C, Adams W, Burkhart L. Validation of the BOOST Risk Stratification Tool as a Predictor of Unplanned 30-Day Readmission in Elderly Patients. Qual Manag Health Care. 2019 Apr/Jun;28(2):96-102. doi: 10.1097/QMH.0000000000000206. PMID 30921282


Skelton F, Martin LA, Evans CT, Kramer J, Grigoryan L, Richardson P, Kunik ME, Poon IO, Holmes SA, Trautner BW. Determining Best Practices for Management of Bacteriuria in Spinal Cord Injury: Protocol for a Mixed-Methods Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2019 Feb 14;8(2):e12272. doi: 10.2196/12272. PMID: 30762584


Skelton F, Suda K, Evans C, Trautner B. Effective antibiotic stewardship in spinal cord injury: Challenges and a way forward. J Spinal Cord Med. 2019 Mar;42(2):251-254. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2017.1396183. PMID: 29324181


Slater SJ, Tarlov E, Jones K, Matthews SA, Wing C, Zenk SN. Would increasing access to recreational places promote healthier weights and a healthier nation? Health Place. 2019 Mar;56:127-134. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.01.013. PMID: 30738347


Stroupe KT, Smith B, Weaver FM, Gonzalez B, Huo Z, Cao L, Ippolito D, Follett KA. Healthcare Utilization and Costs for Patients With Parkinson's Disease After Deep Brain Stimulation. Mov Disord Clin Pract. 2019 Apr 22;6(5):369-378. doi: 10.1002/mdc3.12765. eCollection 2019 Jun. PMID: 31286006


Stroupe KT, Martinez R, Hogan TP, Gordon EJ, Gonzalez B, Kale I, Osteen C, Tarlov E, Weaver FM, Hynes DM, Smith BM. Experiences with the Veterans' Choice Program. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Oct;34(10):2141-2149. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05224-y. Epub 2019 Aug 6.


Su NH, Moxon NR, Wang A, French DD. Associations of Social Determinants of Health and Self-Reported Visual Difficulty: Analysis of the 2016 National Health Interview Survey. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2019 Oct 28:1-5. doi: 10.1080/09286586.2019.1680703. [Epub ahead of print]


Suda KJ, Calip GS, Zhou J, Rowan S, Gross AE, Hershow RC, Perez RI, McGregor JC, Evans CT. Assessment of the Appropriateness of Antibiotic Prescriptions for Infection Prophylaxis Before Dental Procedures, 2011 to 2015. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 May 3;2(5):e193909. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.3909. PMID: 31150071

Tarlov E, Silva A, Wing C, Slater S, Matthews SA, Jones KK, Zenk SN. Neighborhood Walkability and BMI Change: A National Study of Veterans in Large Urban Areas. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2020 Jan;28(1):46-54. doi: 10.1002/oby.22611. Epub 2019 Dec 5.


Weaver FM, Binns-Calvey A, Gonzalez B, Kostovich C, LaVela S, Stroupe KT, Kelly B, Ashley N, Miskevics S, Gerber B, Burkhart L, Schwartz A, Weiner S. Alerting Doctors About Patient Life Challenges: A Randomized Control Trial of a Previsit Inventory of Contextual Factors. MDM Policy Pract. 2019 May 27;4(1):2381468319852334. doi: 10.1177/2381468319852334. eCollection 2019 Jan-Jun. PMID: 31192310


Weaver FM, Etingen B, Guihan M, Ray C, Priebe M, Burns S, Carbone L. Spinal cord injury providers' perspectives on managing sublesional osteoporosis. J Spinal Cord Med. 2019 Dec 20:1-7. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2019.1704552. [Epub ahead of print]


Williams B, Weber K, Chlipala G, Evans C, Morack R, French A. HIV Status Does Not Affect Rectal Microbiome Composition, Diversity, or Stability over Time: A Chicago Women's Interagency HIV Study. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2019 Mar;35(3):260-266. doi: 10.1089/AID.2018.0250. PMID: 30618262


Wong JK, Cauraugh JH, Ho KWD, Broderick M, Ramirez-Zamora A, Almeida L, Shukla AW, Wilson CA, de Bie RM, Weaver FM, Kang N, Okun MS. STN vs. GPi deep brain stimulation for tremor suppression in Parkinson disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2019 Jan;58:56-62. doi: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2018.08.017. PMID 30177491.


Zenk SN, Tarlov E, Wing C, Slater S, Jones KK, Fitzgibbon M, Powell LM. Does the built environment influence the effectiveness of behavioral weight management interventions? Prev Med. 2019 Sep;126:105776. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105776. Epub 2019 Jul 19.

updated 2-6-2020.