Department of Family and Community Medicine

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Assessing Bleeding Risk in Patients Taking Anticoagulants

Qiu, J. J. & Grine, K., Oct 1 2017, In : American family physician. 96, 7, p. 465-466 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anticoagulants
Hemorrhage
3 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing military community support: Relations among perceived military community support, child psychosocial adjustment, and parent psychosocial adjustment

Conforte, A. M., Bakalar, J. L., Shank, L. M., Quinlan, J., Stephens, M. B., Sbrocco, T. & Tanofsky-Kraff, M., Sep 2017, In : Military medicine. 182, 9, p. e1871-e1878

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Community-Institutional Relations
Social Adjustment
Aptitude
Parents

Association between physical activity, sexual activities, and human papillomavirus infection in women in a community-based population

Bissonnette, V., Zazove, P., Ruffin, M., Gorenflo, D. W., Gregoire, L. & Reed, B. D., Jan 1 1995, In : Journal of Women's Health. 4, 5, p. 579-585 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papillomavirus Infections
Sexual Behavior
Exercise
Population
Marital Status
15 Citations (Scopus)

Association of noncompaction of left ventricular myocardium with Ebstein's anomaly

Ilercil, A., Barack, J., Malone, M., Barold, S. S. & Herweg, B., May 1 2006, In : Echocardiography. 23, 5, p. 432-433 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Conduction System
Doppler Color Echocardiography
Ebstein Anomaly
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency
Cardiomyopathies
3 Citations (Scopus)

Associations between unhealthy dieting behaviors and tobacco use among adolescents

Sutter, M. E., Nasim, A., Veldheer, S. & Cobb, C. O., Dec 15 2016, In : Journal of Eating Disorders. 4, 1, 39.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Tobacco Use
Tobacco Products
Laxatives
Smoking
Tobacco
3 Citations (Scopus)

A strength training program for primary care patients, central Pennsylvania, 2012

Sciamanna, C. N., Patel, V. A., Kraschnewski, J. L., Rovniak, L. S., Messina, D. A., Stuckey, H. L., Curry, W. J., Chuang, C. H., Sherwood, L. L. & Hess, S. L., Jan 1 2014, In : Preventing Chronic Disease. 11, 130403.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Resistance Training
Primary Health Care
Education
Health
Weights and Measures
18 Citations (Scopus)
Hockey
Groin
Hip
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pathology
1 Citation (Scopus)

Asymptomatic left ventricular noncompaction-implications for athletic participation

Pitzer, M. E., Seidenberg, P. & Silvis, M., Jan 1 2015, In : Current Sports Medicine Reports. 14, 2, p. 91-95 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sports
Cardiomyopathies
Disease Progression
Myocardium
Referral and Consultation

A system dynamics approach to planning and evaluating interventions for chronic disease management

Kang, H., Nembhard, H. B., Ghahramani, N. & Curry, W., Jul 3 2018, In : Journal of the Operational Research Society. 69, 7, p. 987-1005 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dynamical systems
Planning
Education
Systems science
Disease management

A systems thinking approach to prospective planning of interventions for chronic kidney disease care

Kang, H., Nembhard, H., Curry, W., Ghahramani, N. & Hwang, W., Dec 19 2017, In : Health Systems. 6, 2, p. 130-147

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

A transdisciplinary model to inform randomized clinical trial methods for electronic cigarette evaluation

Lopez, A. A., Cobb, C. O., Yingst, J. M., Veldheer, S., Hrabovsky, S., Yen, M. S., Foulds, J. & Eissenberg, T., Jan 1 2016, In : BMC Public Health. 16, 1, 217.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Randomized Controlled Trials
Tobacco Products
Nicotine
Electronic Cigarettes
Tobacco Use
8 Citations (Scopus)

Attachment, social support, and perceived mental health of adult dog walkers: What does age have to do with it?

Ellen Netting, F., Wilson, C. C., Goodie, J. L., Stephens, M., Byers, C. G. & Olsen, C. H., Dec 3 2013, In : Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare. 40, 4, p. 261-283 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social support
mental health
animal
vulnerability
health
5 Citations (Scopus)

A two-site, two-arm, 34-week, double-blind, parallel-group, randomized controlled trial of reduced nicotine cigarettes in smokers with mood and/or anxiety disorders: trial design and protocol

Allen, S. I., Foulds, J., Pachas, G. N., Veldheer, S., Cather, C., Azzouz, N., Hrabovsky, S., Hameed, A., Yingst, J., Hammett, E., Modesto, J., Krebs, N. M., Zhu, J., Liao, J., Muscat, J. E., Richie, J. & Evins, A. E., Jan 19 2017, In : BMC Public Health. 17, 1, p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clinical Protocols
Anxiety Disorders
Mood Disorders
Nicotine
Tobacco Products
1 Citation (Scopus)

A web-based decision tool to improve contraceptive counseling for women with chronic medical conditions: Protocol for a mixed methods implementation study

Wu, J. P., Damschroder, L. J., Fetters, M. D., Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., Crabtree, B. F., Hudson, S. V., Ruffin, M. T., Fucinari, J., Kang, M., Susan Taichman, L. & Creswell, J. W., Apr 2018, In : Journal of medical Internet research. 20, 4, e107.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Contraceptive Agents
Counseling
Primary Health Care
Guidelines
Decision Making
9 Citations (Scopus)

A web-based patient activation intervention to improve hypertension care: Study design and baseline characteristics in the web hypertension study

Thiboutot, J., Stuckey, H., Binette, A., Kephart, D., Curry, W., Falkner, B. & Sciamanna, C., Nov 1 2010, In : Contemporary Clinical Trials. 31, 6, p. 634-646 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Participation
Hypertension
Blood Pressure
Preventive Medicine
Physicians
1 Citation (Scopus)

A young male runner with a posterior knee mass - Not just your typical Baker's cyst

Abid, A., Kelley, J. F., Flemming, D. & Silvis, M., Mar 1 2016, In : BMJ case reports. 2016, 213750.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Popliteal Cyst
Adventitia
Knee
Popliteal Artery
Intermittent Claudication
42 Citations (Scopus)

Behavioral risks associated with tattooing

Stephens, M., 2003, In : Family Medicine. 35, 1, p. 52-54 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tattooing
Risk-Taking
Health
Smokeless Tobacco
Military Personnel
197 Citations (Scopus)

Bioavailability of β-carotene is lower in raw than in processed carrots and spinach in women

Rock, C. L., Lovalvo, J. L., Emenhiser, C., Ruffin, M., Flatt, S. W. & Schwartz, S. J., May 1 1998, In : Journal of Nutrition. 128, 5, p. 913-916 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Daucus carota
Spinacia oleracea
Carotenoids
carotenes
spinach

Biopsies for skin cancer detection: Dispelling the myths

Seiverling, E. V., Ahrns, H., Bacik, L. C. & Usatine, R., May 1 2018, In : Journal of Family Practice. 67, 5, p. 270-274 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Skin Neoplasms
Biopsy
9 Citations (Scopus)

Body composition and physical fitness in a cohort of US military medical students

Mitchell, S. D., Eide, R., Olsen, C. H. & Stephens, M., Mar 1 2008, In : Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 21, 2, p. 165-167 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Physical Fitness
Body Composition
Medical Students
Students
Medical Schools
4 Citations (Scopus)

Body composition assessment failure rates and obesity in the United States Navy

Lennon, R., Oberhofer, A. L. & McQuade, J., Jan 1 2015, In : Military medicine. 180, 2, p. 141-144 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Body Composition
Obesity
Body Mass Index
Management Information Systems
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
24 Citations (Scopus)

Breast cancer tumor size assessment with mammography, ultrasonography, and magnetic resonance imaging at a community based multidisciplinary breast center

Ramirez, S., Scholle, M., Buckmaster, J., Paley, R. H. & Kowdley, G. C., Apr 2012, In : American Surgeon. 78, 4, p. 440-446 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mammography
Ultrasonography
Breast
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Breast Neoplasms

Callousness and apathy towards research - Time to change

Waheed, A. & Khan, A. M., Jun 2006, In : Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association. 56, 6, p. 294 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Right to Die
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Organizational Innovation
Apathy
Tissue and Organ Procurement
16 Citations (Scopus)

Cancer chemoprevention: A new way to treat cancer before it happens

Krishnan, K., Ruffin, M. & Brenner, D. E., Jan 1 1998, In : Primary Care - Clinics in Office Practice. 25, 2, p. 361-379 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chemoprevention
Carcinogenesis
Biomarkers
Neoplasms
Cell Proliferation
1 Citation (Scopus)

Can you differentiate bacterial from viral pediatric infections based on the CBC?

Hallgren, J. D., Zakaria, S., Stephens, M., Smith, W. R. & Hitchcock, K., May 2007, In : Journal of Family Practice. 56, 5, p. 390-392 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Predictive Value of Tests
Blood Cell Count
Virus Diseases
Bacterial Infections
Differential Diagnosis
7 Citations (Scopus)

Cardiac rehabilitation: Improving function and reducing risk

Servey, J. T. & Stephens, M., Jul 1 2016, In : American Family Physician. 94, 1, p. 37-43 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exercise
Counseling
Tobacco Use Cessation
Depression
Stable Angina
17 Citations (Scopus)

Cardio-protective effects of carnitine in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats

Malone, J. I., Cuthbertson, D. D., Malone, M. & Schocken, D. D., Jan 19 2006, In : Cardiovascular Diabetology. 5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carnitine
Streptozocin
Experimental Diabetes Mellitus
Heart Rate
Wistar Rats

Cardio-protective effects of carnitine in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.

Malone, J. I., Cuthbertson, D. D., Malone, M. A. & Schocken, D. D., Dec 1 2006, In : Cardiovascular Diabetology. 5, 2.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carnitine
Streptozocin
Experimental Diabetes Mellitus
Heart Rate
Wistar Rats
40 Citations (Scopus)

Cardiovascular health knowledge and behavior in patient attendants at four tertiary care hospitals in Pakistan - A cause for concern

Jafary, F. H., Aslam, F., Mahmud, H., Waheed, A., Shakir, M., Afzal, A., Qayyum, M. A., Akram, J., Khan, I. S. & Haque, I. U., Nov 25 2005, In : BMC Public Health. 5, 124.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pakistan
Tertiary Healthcare
Tertiary Care Centers
Coronary Disease
Health
34 Citations (Scopus)

Carotenoids, vitamin A, and estrogen receptorstatus in breast cancer

Rock, C. L., Saxe, G. A., Ruffin, M., August, D. A. & Schottenfeld, D., Jan 1 1996, In : Nutrition and cancer. 25, 3, p. 281-296 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carotenoids
Vitamin A
Estrogen Receptors
Estrogens
Breast Neoplasms
1 Citation (Scopus)

Case Report: Pelvic Congestion Syndrome as an Unusual Etiology for Chronic Hip Pain in 2 Active, Middle-Age Women

Shelkey, J., Huang, C., Karpa, K., Singh, H. & Silvis, M., Feb 26 2014, In : Sports Health. 6, 2, p. 145-148 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Pain
Hip
Veins
Pain
Athletes
37 Citations (Scopus)

Cathepsin L inhibition suppresses drug resistance in vitro and in vivo: A putative mechanism

Zheng, X., Chu, F., Chou, P. M., Gallati, C., Dier, U., Mirkin, B. L., Mousa, S. A. & Rebbaa, A., Jan 1 2009, In : American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology. 296, 1, p. C65-C74

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cathepsin L
Drug Resistance
Doxorubicin
Enzymes
Neoplasms
3 Citations (Scopus)

Cervical Cancer Screening: Issues of Collection Tools and Reporting

Ruffin, M., Jan 1 1993, In : Archives of family medicine. 2, 3, p. 261-263 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Uterine Cervical Dysplasia
Equipment Design
Colposcopy
Mass Screening
Vaginal Smears
6 Citations (Scopus)

Cesarean skin closure preferences: A survey of obstetricians

MacKeen, A. D., Devaraj, T. & Baxter, J. K., May 1 2013, In : Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. 26, 8, p. 753-756 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Skin
Sutures
Chorioamnionitis
Keloid
Community Hospital
13 Citations (Scopus)

Challenges in herbal research: A randomized clinical trial to assess blinding with ginger

Zick, S. M., Blume, A., Normolle, D. & Ruffin, M., Jun 1 2005, In : Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 13, 2, p. 101-106 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ginger
Capsules
Randomized Controlled Trials
Research
Placebos

Changes in E-Cigarette Use Behaviors and Dependence in Long-term E-Cigarette Users

Du, P., Fan, T., Yingst, J., Veldheer, S., Hrabovsky, S., Chen, C. & Foulds, J., Sep 1 2019, In : American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 57, 3, p. 374-383 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tobacco Products
Smoking
Electronic Cigarettes
Recurrence
Nicotine
6 Citations (Scopus)

Changes in resting state functional brain connectivity and withdrawal symptoms are associated with acute electronic cigarette use

Hobkirk, A., Nichols, T. T., Foulds, J., Yingst, J. M., Veldheer, S., Hrabovsky, S., Richie, J., Eissenberg, T. & Wilson, S., Apr 1 2018, In : Brain Research Bulletin. 138, p. 56-63 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Substance Withdrawal Syndrome
Nicotine
Brain
Reward
Executive Function
8 Citations (Scopus)

Chaperone use by family physicians during the collection of a Pap smear.

Rockwell, P., Steyer, T. E. & Ruffin, M., Jan 1 2003, In : Annals of family medicine. 1, 4, p. 218-220 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papanicolaou Test
Family Physicians
Physicians
Gynecological Examination
Surveys and Questionnaires
4 Citations (Scopus)

Characteristics, use patterns and perceptions of electronic cigarette users who were never traditional cigarette smokers

Hammett, E., Veldheer, S., Yingst, J., Hrabovsky, S. & Foulds, J., Feb 1 2017, In : Addictive Behaviors. 65, p. 92-97 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Qualitative Research
Tobacco Use
Tobacco Products
Electronic Cigarettes

Characteristics of Adult Cigarette Smokers Who "Relight" and the Effects of Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Constituents

Allen, S. I., Wasserman, E., Veldheer, S., Yingst, J., Hrabovsky, S., Liao, J. J., Krebs, N. M., Horn, K., Reinhart, L., Modesto, J., Putt, K., Evins, A. E., Muscat, J., Richie, J. & Foulds, J., Aug 19 2019, In : Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. 21, 9, p. 1206-1212 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Smoke
Tobacco Products
Tobacco
Tobacco Use Disorder
Cotinine
173 Citations (Scopus)

Characteristics of a productive research environment: Literature review

Bland, C. J. & Ruffin, M., Jan 1 1992, In : Academic Medicine. 67, 6, p. 385-397 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

productivity
group climate
leadership
governance
literature
27 Citations (Scopus)

Chemoprevention for colorectal cancer

Krishnan, K., Ruffin, M. & Brenner, D. E., Jan 1 2000, In : Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology. 33, 3, p. 199-219 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neoplastic Cell Transformation
Precancerous Conditions
Anticarcinogenic Agents
Colonic Polyps
Cultured Tumor Cells
28 Citations (Scopus)

Chromoendoscopy detects more adenomas than colonoscopy using intensive inspection without dye spraying

Stoffel, E. M., Turgeon, D. K., Stockwell, D. H., Normolle, D. P., Tuck, M. K., Marcon, N. E., Baron, J. A., Bresalier, R. S., Arber, N., Ruffin, M., Syngal, S. & Brenner, D. E., Jan 1 2008, In : Cancer Prevention Research. 1, 7, p. 507-513 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Colonoscopy
Adenoma
Coloring Agents
Polyps
Adenomatous Polyps

Chromoendoscopy detects more adenomas than colonoscopy using intensive inspection without dye spraying.

Stoffel, E. M., Turgeon, D. K., Stockwell, D. H., Normolle, D. P., Tuck, M. K., Marcon, N. E., Baron, J. A., Bresalier, R. S., Arber, N., Ruffin, M. T., Syngal, S. & Brenner, D. E., Dec 2008, In : Cancer Prevention Research. 1, 7, p. 507-513 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Colonoscopy
Adenoma
Coloring Agents
Polyps
Adenomatous Polyps
12 Citations (Scopus)

Chronic hepatitis B infection: a workshop consensus statement and algorithm.

McHugh, J. A., Cullison, S., Apuzzio, J., Block, J. M., Cohen, C., Leong, S. L., London, W. T., McNellis, R. J., Neubauer, R. L., Perrillo, R., Squires, R., Tarrant, D. & McMahon, B. J., Sep 1 2011, In : The Journal of family practice. 60, 9

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Consensus Development Conferences
Chronic Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B
Infection
1 Citation (Scopus)

Cigarette Management System: An operating procedures guide to obtaining and managing investigational tobacco products for regulatory science research

Kazi, A., Fazzi, A., Krebs, N. M., Merchlinski, A. J., Kline, B., Veldheer, S., Richie, J., Foulds, J., Lane, T., Donny, E. C. & Muscat, J., Sep 1 2018, In : Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications. 11, p. 69-74 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tobacco Products
Research
Nicotine
Substance-Related Disorders
Tobacco
2 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical Documentation in Electronic Medical Records: The Student Perspective

Stephens, M., Corcoran, T. S. & Motsinger, C., Mar 1 2011, In : Medical Science Educator. 21, 1, p. 3-6 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electronic Health Records
Documentation
documentation
electronics
Students
2 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical models of chemoprevention for cervical cancer

Ruffin, M. & Lancaster, W. D., Jan 1 1998, In : Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America. 12, 5, p. 1115-1134 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chemoprevention
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Research Design
Carcinoma
Research
5 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical models of chemoprevention for colon cancer

Krishnan, K., Ruffin, M. & Brenner, D. E., Jan 1 1998, In : Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America. 12, 5, p. 1079-1113 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chemoprevention
Colonic Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Biomarkers
Risk Reduction Behavior
15 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical use of the Surgeon General's "my Family Health Portrait" (MFHP) tool: Opinions of future health care providers

Owens, K. M., Marvin, M. L., Gelehrter, T. D., Ruffin, M. & Uhlmann, W. R., Oct 1 2011, In : Journal of Genetic Counseling. 20, 5, p. 510-525 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Family Health
Health Personnel
Medical History Taking
Genetic Services
Health Behavior