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November 2013

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1. Bennett WL, Gudzune KA, Appel LJ, Clark JM. Insights from the POWER practice-based weight loss trial: a focus group study on the PCP's role in weight management. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2013 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Qualitative research, obesity, primary care provider

2. Guduru A, Lansdown J, Chernichenko D, Berger R, Tereshchenko L. Longitudinal changes in intracardiac repolarization lability in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. Frontiers in Physiology. 2013 Aug 12; 4:208 . doi: 10.3389/fphys. 2013.00208.
Key words: QT variability index, intracardiac electrograms, longitudinal analysis, repolarization lability, ventricular tachyarrhythmia
PMID: 23964242

3. Iyer HS, Jackson AM, Montgomery RA. Zachary AA. Transplanting the highly sensitized patient: trials and tribulations. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2013 Nov;22:681-688
Key words: complement inhibition, desensitization, donor-specific antibodies, kidney-paired donation

4. Ladd-Acosta C, Hansen KD, Briem E, Fallin MD, Kaufmann WE, Feinberg AP. Common DNA methylation alterations in multiple brain regions in autism. Mol Psychiatry. 2013 Sep 3.
Key words: autism, dna methylation, epigenetics

5. Leffell MS, Racusen LC. C1-q-binding antibodies in kidney transplantation.
N Engl J Med. 2013 Sep 26;369:1266-7.
Key words: kidney transplantation, C1-q-binding antibodies

6. Matsushita K, Williams EK, Mongraw-Chaffin ML, Coresh J, Schmidt MI, Brancati FL, Hoogeveen RC, Ballantyne CM, Young JH. The association of plasma lactate with incident cardiovascular outcomes: The ARIC study. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2013 Aug 1;178(3):401-9.
Key words: Cardiovascular disease, epidemiology, heart failure, oxidative capacity, plasma lactate

7. Murthy S, Rizzi P, Mewton N, Strauss D, Liu CY, Volpe G, Marchlinski F, Spooner P, Berger R, Kellman P, Lima JAC, Tereshchenko LG. Number of P-Wave fragmentations on P-SAECG correlates with infiltrated atrial fat. Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology. 2013, doi: 10.1111/anec.12084 Article first published online: 9 Sept 2013.
Key words: atrial fibrillation; P-SAECG; cardiac magnetic resonance; infiltrated atrial fat
no PMID available

8. Philogene MC, Zachary AA. Assessing immunologic risk factors in transplantation. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2013 August;9:773-9.
Key words: anamnestic response, antibody-mediated rejection, chronic rejection, DSA graft survival

9. Purnell TS, Powe NR, Troll MU, Wang NY, Haywood C Jr, Laveist TA, Boulware LE. Measuring and explaining racial and ethnic differences in willingness to donate live kidneys in the United States. Clinical Transplantation. 2013 Sep;27(5):673-83.
Key words: Live donor kidney transplantation, live kidney donation, minority donation, racial-ethnic disparities, willingness to donate live kidneys

10. Sabater-Lleal M, Huang J, Chasman DI, Becker DM, et al. Multi-ethnic meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies in over 100,000 subjects identifies 23 fibrinogen-associated loci but no strong evidence of a causal association between circulating fibrinogen and cardiovascular disease. Circulation. 2013 Sep 17;128(12):1310-24.
Key words: Cardiovascular diseases, fibrinogen, gene expression, genome-wide association study

11. Snyder CF, Jensen RE, Segal JB, Wu AW. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs): putting the patient perspective in patient-centered outcomes research. Medical Care. 2013 Aug;51(8 Suppl 3):S73-9.
Key words: Patient-reported outcomes, patient-centered outcomes research, electronic data methods

12. Tam LM, Kim J, Blumenthal RS, Nasir K, Al-Mallah MH, Blaha MJ. Absolute coronary artery calcium score is the best predictor of non-calcified plaque involvement in patients with low calcium scores (1-100). Atherosclerosis. 2013 Sept;230(1):76-9.
Key words: coronary artery calcium, atherosclerosis, imaging

13. Whelton SP, Blankstein R, Al-Mallah MH, Lima JA, Bluemke DA, Hundley WG, Polak JF, Blumenthal RS, Nasir K, Blaha MJ. Association of resting heart rate with carotid and aortic arterial stiffness: multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. Hypertension. 2013 Sept;62(3):477-84.
Key words: heart rate, vascular stiffness, arteriosclerosis, imaging

14. Yarborough M, Edwards K, Espinoza P, Geller G, Sarwal A, Sharp R, Spicer P. Relationships hold the key to trustworthy and productive translational science: recommendations for expanding community engagement in biomedical research. Clinical and Translational Science. 2013 Aug;6(4):310-3.
Key words: Ethics, translational research

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