Highlights of recent faculty research.

Pitfalls and Potential in Medicare's Move Toward Outpatient Care Episodes

Navathe AS, Emanuel EJ, Liao JM. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Nov 20. doi: 10.7326/M18-2563. PMID: 30458472.

Using item response theory with health system data to identify latent groups of patients with multiple health conditions

Prenovost KM, Fihn SD, Maciejewski ML, Nelson K, Vijan S, Rosland AM. PLoS One. 2018 Nov 26;13(11):e0206915. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0206915. eCollection 2018. PMID: 30475823.

Should survivors of childhood cancer or testicular cancer be screened for androgen deficiency?

Rogol AD, Anawalt BD. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2018 Oct;89(4):397-398. doi: 10.1111/cen.13792. Epub 2018 Jul 5. PMID: 29920751.

Nudging Physicians to Reduce Quetiapine Prescribing Using Medicare Letters: Following the Letters of the Law?

Liao JM, Navathe AS. JAMA Psychiatry. 2018 Oct 1;75(10):989-990. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2018.1843. PMID: 30073271.

Veteran Peer Coaches Optimizing and Advancing Cardiac Health (Vet-COACH); design and rationale for a randomized controlled trial of peer support among Veterans with poorly controlled hypertension and other CVD risks

Nelson K, Fennell T, Gray KE, Williams JL, Lutton MC, Silverman J, Jain K, Augustine MR, Kopf W, Taylor L, Sayre G, Vanderwarker C. Contemp Clin Trials. 2018 Oct;73:61-67. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2018.08.011. Epub 2018 Aug 29. PMID: 30172037.

Annals Understanding Clinical Research: Interpreting Results With Large P Values

Liao JM, Stack CB, Goodman S. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Oct 2;169(7):485-486. doi: 10.7326/M18-2003. Epub 2018 Sep 11. PMID: 30208404.

Cumulative Antidepressant Use and Risk of Dementia in a Prospective Cohort Study

Heath L, Gray SL, Boudreau DM, Thummel K, Edwards KL, Fullerton SM, Crane PK, Larson EB. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Oct;66(10):1948-1955. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15508. Epub 2018 Sep 17. PMID: 3022174.

Genetic analysis of over 1 million people identifies 535 new loci associated with blood pressure traits

Evangelou E, Warren HR, Mosen-Ansorena D,  … Million Veteran Program, Psaty BM, Tzoulaki I, Barnes MR, Wain LV, Elliott P, Caulfield MJ. Nat Genet. 2018 Oct;50(10):1412-1425. doi: 10.1038/s41588-018-0205-x. Epub 2018 Sep 17. PMID: 30224653.

Serum Cholesterol and Incident Alzheimer's Disease: Findings from the Adult Changes in Thought Study

Marcum ZA, Walker R, Bobb JF, Sin MK, Gray SL, Bowen JD, McCormick W, McCurry SM, Crane PK, Larson EB. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Oct 5. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15581. PMID: 30289959.

EHR-related alert fatigue: minimal progress to date, but much more can be done

Payne TH. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018 Oct 8. pii: bmjqs-2017-007737. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2017-007737. PMID: 30297378 .