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March 2013

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1. Ameling JM, Auguste PL, Ephraim P, Boyer LL, Depasquale N, Greer RC, Crews DC, Powe NR, Rabb H, Boulware LE. Development of a decision aid to inform patients' and families' renal replacement therapy selection decisions. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2012 Dec 1;12(1):140.
Key words: kidney disease; decision aid; literacy; numeracy; cognitive function

2. Belalcazar LM, Lang W, Haffner SM, Hoogeveen RC, Pi-Sunyer FX, Schwenke DC, Balasubramanyam A, Tracy RP, Kriska AP, Ballantyne CM; Look AHEAD Research Group [includes Brancati FL and Clark JM]. Adiponectin and the mediation of HDL-cholesterol change with improved lifestyle: the Look AHEAD Study. Journal of Lipid Research. 2012 Dec;53(12):2726-33.
Key words: High-density lipoprotein, weight loss, obesity, diabetes, lifestyle intervention, adipose tissue

3. Bleich SN, Bennett WL, Gudzune KA, Cooper LA. National survey of US primary care physicians' perspectives about causes of obesity and solutions to improve care. BMJ Open. 2012 Dec 20;2(6).
Key words: Medical education & training, internal medicine

4. Brodsky RA, Fuchs EJ, Gladstone DE, Jones RJ, Kasamon YL, King KE, Leffell MS, Luznik L, Zachary AA. Partially mismatched transplantation and HLA donor specific antibodies. Bio Blood Marrow Transplant. 2013 Jan doi: Pii S1083-8791 (13) 00052-9. 10.1016/j.bbmt.2013.01.016. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Donor Specific Antibodies, Haploidentical Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation, Desensitization

5. Gilotra NA, Russell SD. Patient selection for mechanical circulatory support. Heart Failure Reviews. 2013 Jan;18(1):27-34.
Key words: Congestive heart failure, left ventricular assist device, risk stratification, mechanical circulatory support

6. Greer RC, Crews DC, Boulware LE. Challenges perceived by primary care providers to educating patients about chronic kidney disease. Journal of Renal Care. 2012 Dec;38(4):174-81.
Key words: Barriers, chronic kidney disease, patient education, primary care providers

7. Kowalski S, Colantuoni E, Lau B, Keruly J, McCaul ME, Hutton HE, Moore RD, Chander G. Alcohol consumption and CD4 T-cell count response among persons initiating antiretroviral therapy. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2012 Dec 1;61(4):455-61.
Key words: HIV, alcohol, immune response, CD4 T-cell count, antiretroviral therapy

8. Niaura R, Chander G, Hutton H, Stanton C. Interventions to address chronic disease and HIV: strategies to promote smoking cessation among HIV-infected individuals. Current HIV/AIDS Reports. 2012 Dec;9(4):375-84.
Key words: Smoking cessation. HIV/AIDS, adaptive treatment strategy, bupropion, varenicline, behavioral aspects of HIV/AIDS

9. Rahman M, Greene T, Phillips RA, Agodoa LY, Bakris GL, Charleston J, Contreras G, Gabbai F, Hiremath L, Jamerson K, Kendrick C, Kusek JW, Lash JP, Lea J, Miller ER 3rd, Rostand S, Toto R, Wang X, Wright JT Jr, Appel LJ. A trial of 2 strategies to reduce nocturnal blood pressure in blacks with chronic kidney disease. Hypertension. 2013 Jan;61(1):82-8.
Key words: Nocturnal blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, hypertension

10. Salzberg SL. NIH funding: It does support innovators. Nature. 2013 Jan 3;493(7430):26.
Key words: Research management, peer review, medical research

11. Segal JB, Kapoor W, Carey T, Mitchell PH, Murray MD, Saag KG, Schumock G, Jonas D, Steinman M, Filart R, Weinberger M, Selker H. Preliminary competencies for comparative effectiveness research. Clinical and Translational Science. 2012 Dec;5(6):476-479.
Key words: Comparative effectiveness research, competencies, work force

12. Shields KN, Cavallari JM, Hunt MJ, Lazo M, Molina M, Molina L, Holguin F. Traffic-related air pollution exposures and changes in heart rate variability in Mexico City: A panel study. Environmental Health. 2013 Jan 18;12(1):7. PMID: 23327098.
Key words: Air pollution, PM2.5, ozone, heart rate variability, Mexico City

13. Shihab HM, Meoni LA, Chu AY, Wang NY, Ford DE, Liang KY, Gallo JJ, Klag MJ. Body mass index and risk of incident hypertension over the life course: the Johns Hopkins Precursors study. Circulation. 2012 Dec 18;126(25):2983-9.
Key words: Body mass index, hypertension, longitudinal studies, cohort studies, men

14. Szanton SL, Rifkind JM, Mohanty JG, Miller ER 3rd, Thorpe RJ, Nagababu E, Epel ES, Zonderman AB, Evans MK. Racial discrimination is associated with a measure of red blood cell oxidative stress: a potential pathway for racial health disparities. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 2012 Dec;19(4):489-95.
Key words: health disparities, racial discrimination, oxidative stress, accelerated aging

15. Vaidya D, Dobs A, Gapstur SM, Golden SH, Cushman M, Liu K, Ouyang P. Association of baseline sex hormone levels with baseline and longitudinal changes in waist-to-hip ratio: Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. International Journal of Obesity (Lond). 2012 Dec;36(12):1578-84.
Key words: sex hormones, epidemiology, waist-to-hip ratio


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