Department of Family and Community Medicine

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    17033 Hershey

    United States

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing for normal cervical cytology in low-risk women aged 30-65 years by family physicians

De La Cruz, M. S. D., Young, A. P. & Ruffin, M., Nov 1 2013, In : Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 26, 6, p. 720-727 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Family Physicians
Cell Biology
Papanicolaou Test
Physician Assistants
Nurse Practitioners
5 Citations (Scopus)

Human papillomavirus in amniotic fluid

Ruffin, M., Bailey, J. M., Roulston, D., Lee, D. R., Tucker, R. A., Swan, D. C. & Unger, E. R., Sep 4 2006, In : BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 6, 28.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amniotic Fluid
Placenta
Triplet Pregnancy
Twin Pregnancy
Amnion
7 Citations (Scopus)

Human papillomavirus vaccine knowledge and hypothetical acceptance among women in Appalachia Ohio

Ruffin, M., Hade, E. M., Gorsline, M. R., DeGraffinreid, C. R., Katz, M. L., Kobrin, S. C. & Paskett, E. D., Aug 3 2012, In : Vaccine. 30, 36, p. 5349-5357 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Appalachian Region
Papillomavirus Vaccines
Appalachian region
Papillomaviridae
Vaccines
6 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of age and race on outcomes of a program to prevent excess weight gain and disordered eating in adolescent girls

Burke, N. L., Shomaker, L. B., Brady, S., Reynolds, J. C., Young, J. F., Wilfley, D. E., Sbrocco, T., Stephens, M., Olsen, C. H., Yanovski, J. A. & Tanofsky-Kraff, M., Sep 2017, In : Nutrients. 9, 9, 947.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

psychotherapy
eating disorders
Psychotherapy
Weight Gain
Eating
30 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of a generalizable reminder system on colorectal cancer screening in diverse primary care practices: a report from the prompting and reminding at encounters for prevention project.

Nease, D. E., Ruffin, M., Klinkman, M. S., Jimbo, M., Braun, T. M. & Underwood, J. M., Jan 1 2008, In : Medical Care. 46, 9 Suppl 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reminder Systems
Early Detection of Cancer
Colorectal Neoplasms
Primary Health Care
Technology
30 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of an electronic health record (EHR) reminder on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine initiation and timely completion

Ruffin, M., Plegue, M. A., Rockwell, P. G., Young, A. P., Patel, D. A. & Yeazel, M. W., May 1 2015, In : Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 28, 3, p. 324-333 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papillomavirus Vaccines
Electronic Health Records
Vaccines
Reminder Systems
Community Networks
11 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of a PDA-based diabetes electronic management system in a primary care office

Jones, D. & Curry, W., Nov 1 2006, In : American Journal of Medical Quality. 21, 6, p. 401-407 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Handheld Computers
Primary Health Care
Disease Management
Practice Guidelines
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Impact of Body Mass Index on Postconcussion Symptoms in Teenagers Aged 13 to 18 Years

Bramley, H., Foley, K. C., Williams, R., Lewis, M., Kong, L. & Silvis, M., Jul 12 2018, In : The Permanente journal. 22

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Body Mass Index
Headache
Impulsive Behavior
Sports
Weights and Measures
7 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of cervical cancer screening guidelines on screening for chlamydia

Ursu, A., Sen, A. & Ruffin, M., Jan 1 2015, In : Annals of family medicine. 13, 4, p. 361-363 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chlamydia
Early Detection of Cancer
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Guidelines
Chlamydia Infections
11 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of family history assessment on communication with family members and health care providers: A report from the Family Healthware™ Impact Trial (FHITr)

Family Healthware™ Impact Trial (FHITr) Group, Aug 1 2015, In : Preventive Medicine. 77, p. 28-34 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Family Health
Health Personnel
Communication
Medical History Taking
Random Allocation
13 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of maternal and paternal preconception health on birth outcomes using prospective couples’ data in Add Health

Moss, J. & Harris, K. M., Jan 1 2015, In : Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 291, 2, p. 287-298 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mothers
Parturition
Health
Fathers
Gestational Age
41 Citations (Scopus)

Impending macrosomia: Will induction of labour modify the risk of caesarean delivery?

Cheng, Y. W., Sparks, T. N., Laros, R. K., Nicholson, J. & Caughey, A. B., Jan 1 2012, In : BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 119, 4, p. 402-409 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Induced Labor
Pregnancy
Newborn Infant
Fetal Weight
Apgar Score
3 Citations (Scopus)

Implementing a medical student interpreter training program as a strategy to developing humanism

Vargas Pelaez, A. F., Ramirez, S., Valdes Sanchez, C., Piedra Abusharar, S., Romeu, J. C., Carmichael, C., Bascoy, S., Baron, R., Pichardo-Lowden, A., Albarracin, N., Jones, C. C. & Silveyra, P., Jun 18 2018, In : BMC medical education. 18, 1, 141.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

humanism
interpreter
medical student
training program
student
20 Citations (Scopus)

Implementing effective care management in the patient-centered medical home

Taliani, C. A., Bricker, P. L., Adelman, A., Cronholm, P. F. & Gabbay, R. A., Dec 1 2013, In : The American journal of managed care. 19, 12, p. 957-964 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Care Management
Patient-Centered Care
Patient Identification Systems
Electronic Health Records
Practice Guidelines
4 Citations (Scopus)

Implications of personal genomic testing for health behaviors: The case of smoking

PGen Study Group, Jan 1 2016, In : Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 18, 12, p. 2273-2277 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Behavior
Smoking
Lung Neoplasms
Inborn Genetic Diseases
Genomics
Bariatric Surgery
Knee Osteoarthritis
Pain
Weight Loss
Ontario
1 Citation (Scopus)

Increases in colonic bacterial diversity after ω-3 fatty acid supplementation predict decreased colonic prostaglandin E2 concentrations in healthy adults

Djuric, Z., Bassis, C. M., Plegue, M. A., Sen, A., Turgeon, D. K., Herman, K., Young, V. B., Brenner, D. E. & Ruffin, M. T., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Nutrition. 149, 7, p. 1170-1179 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dinoprostone
Fatty Acids
Biopsy
Dietary Supplements
Bacteria
27 Citations (Scopus)

Increasing adolescent immunization by webinar: A brief provider intervention at federally qualified health centers

Moss, J., Reiter, P. L., Dayton, A. & Brewer, N. T., Jul 13 2012, In : Vaccine. 30, 33, p. 4960-4963 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Immunization
immunization
Vaccines
vaccines
Health
34 Citations (Scopus)

Increasing provision of adolescent vaccines in primary care: A randomized controlled trial

Gilkey, M. B., Dayton, A. M., Moss, J., Sparks, A. C., Grimshaw, A. H., Bowling, J. M. & Brewer, N. T., Aug 1 2014, In : Pediatrics. 134, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Primary Health Care
Referral and Consultation
Vaccines
Randomized Controlled Trials
Motivation
109 Citations (Scopus)

Induction of labor and cesarean delivery by gestational age

Caughey, A. B., Nicholson, J., Cheng, Y. W., Lyell, D. J. & Washington, A. E., Sep 1 2006, In : American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 195, 3, p. 700-705 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Induced Labor
Gestational Age
Pregnancy
Odds Ratio
Cohort Studies
60 Citations (Scopus)

Induction of labor compared to expectant management in low-risk women and associated perinatal outcomes

Cheng, Y. W., Kaimal, A. J., Snowden, J. M., Nicholson, J. & Caughey, A. B., Jan 1 2012, In : American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 207, 6, p. 502.e1-502.e8

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Induced Labor
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Gestational Age
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome

Infections in the hospitalized elderly.

Gingrich, D., Jan 1 1990, In : Hospital physician. 26, 1, p. 35-38 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cross Infection
Nursing Homes
Observation
Delivery of Health Care
Costs and Cost Analysis
22 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of emergency physician's tying technique on knot security

Batra, E. K., Franz, D. A., Towler, M. A., Rodeheaver, G. T., Thacker, J. G., Zimmer, C. A. & Edlich, R. F., Jan 1 1992, In : Journal of Emergency Medicine. 10, 3, p. 309-316 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emergencies
Physicians
Sutures
Nylons
Medical Students

Influence of income, hours worked, and loan repayment on medical students' decision to pursue a primary care career

Rosenthal, M. P., Diamond, J. J., Rabinowitz, H. K., Bauer, L. C., Jones, R. L., Kearl, G. W., Kelly, R. B., Sheets, K. J., Jaffe, A., Jonas, A. P. & Ruffin, M., Mar 23 1994, In : Journal of the American Medical Association. 271, 12, p. 914-917 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medical Students
Primary Health Care
Students
Medical Schools
Life Style
75 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of Income, Hours Worked, and Loan Repayment on Medical Students' Decision to Pursue a Primary Care Career

Rosenthal, M. P., Diamond, J. J., Rabinowitz, H. K., Bauer, L. C., Jones, R. L., Kearl, G. W., Kelly, R. B., Sheets, K. J., Jaffe, A., Patrick, A. & Ruffin, M., Mar 23 1994, In : JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. 271, 12, p. 914-917 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medical Students
Primary Health Care
Students
Medical Schools
Life Style
16 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of surgeon's tying technique on knot security.

Batra, E., Franz, D. A., Towler, M. A., Rodeheaver, G. T., Thacker, J. G., Zimmer, C. A. & Edlich, R. F., Jan 1 1993, In : Journal of applied biomaterials : an official journal of the Society for Biomaterials. 4, 3, p. 241-247 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Students
7 Citations (Scopus)

Influencing student specialty choice: The 4 pillars for primary care physician workforce development

Matson, C., Davis, A., Epling, J., Freeman, J., Iroku-Malize, T., Stephens, M., Wilke, A., Arendale, A., Diller, P., Hixon, A., Perry, C., Shakil, A., Stephens, M. & Weidner, A., Sep 1 2015, In : Annals of family medicine. 13, 5, p. 494-495 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Career Choice
Staff Development
Family Practice
Primary Care Physicians
Students

Information retention among attendees at a traditional poster presentation session

Saperstein, A. K., Lennon, R., Olsen, C., Womble, L. & Saguil, A., Nov 1 2016, In : Acta medica academica. 45, 2, p. 180-181 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Posters

Inherited alterations of TGF beta signaling components in Appalachian cervical cancers

Knobloch, T. J., Peng, J., Hade, E. M., Cohn, D. E., Ruffin, M. T., Schiano, M. A., Calhoun, B. C., McBee, W. C., Lesnock, J. L., Gallion, H. H., Pollock, J., Lu, B., Oghumu, S., Zhang, Z., Sears, M. T., Ogbemudia, B. E., Perrault, J. T., Weghorst, L. C., Strawser, E., DeGraffinreid, C. R. & 2 others, Paskett, E. D. & Weghorst, C. M., Oct 1 2019, In : Cancer Causes and Control. 30, 10, p. 1087-1100 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Transforming Growth Factor beta
Coitus
Alleles
Logistic Models
3 Citations (Scopus)

Institutional support for handheld computing: Clinical and educational lessons learned

Stephens, M. B., Waechter, D., Williams, P. M., Williams, A. L., Yew, K. S. & Strayer, S. M., Jan 1 2010, In : Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 29, 1, p. 28-36 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Handheld Computers
patient care
assistant
Patient Care
Medical Students
13 Citations (Scopus)

Integrating a health coach into primary care: Reflections from the Penn State Ambulatory Research Network

Adelman, A. & Graybill, M., Dec 1 2005, In : Annals of family medicine. 3, SUPPL.2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Services Research
Health Behavior
Health Promotion
Biomedical Research
Counseling

Interactivity in a Decision Aid: Findings From a Decision Aid to Technologically Enhance Shared Decision Making RCT

Jimbo, M., Sen, A., Plegue, M. A., Hawley, S., Kelly-Blake, K., Rapai, M., Zhang, M., Zhang, Y., Xie, X. & Ruffin, M., Jul 1 2019, In : American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 57, 1, p. 77-86 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision Support Techniques
Early Detection of Cancer
Colorectal Neoplasms
Decision Making
Office Visits
3 Citations (Scopus)

Interest and perceptions of student-run health clinics: A survey at the uniformed services university of the health sciences

Christensen, D., Belgard, A., Craig, C. & Stephens, M., Nov 11 2013, In : Military medicine. 178, 11, p. 1245-1249 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Student Health Services
Students
Health
Accreditation
Graduate Medical Education
18 Citations (Scopus)

Interventions fail to increase cancer screening rates in community-based primary care practices

Ruffin, M. & Gorenflo, D. W., Sep 1 2004, In : Preventive Medicine. 39, 3, p. 435-440 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Early Detection of Cancer
Primary Health Care
Papanicolaou Test
Sigmoidoscopy
Occult Blood
8 Citations (Scopus)

Interventions to prevent childhood obesity

Saguil, A. & Stephens, M., Jan 1 2012, In : American family physician. 86, 1, p. 30-32 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pediatric Obesity
Diltiazem
Calcium Channel Blockers
Norway
Diuretics
Sweden
X Ray Computed Tomography
Coronary Disease
Myocardial Infarction
Population
16 Citations (Scopus)

Isobaric protein-level labeling strategy for serum glycoprotein quantification analysis by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry

Nie, S., Lo, A., Zhu, J., Wu, J., Ruffin, M. & Lubman, D. M., Jun 4 2013, In : Analytical Chemistry. 85, 11, p. 5353-5357 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Liquid chromatography
Labeling
Mass spectrometry
Glycoproteins
Proteins
Respiratory Mechanics
Metered Dose Inhalers
Adrenergic beta-Agonists
Albuterol
Nebulizers and Vaporizers
47 Citations (Scopus)

Knowledge and attitudes about health research amongst a group of Pakistani medical students

Khan, H., Khawaja, M. R. H., Waheed, A., Rauf, M. A. & Fatmi, Z., Nov 2 2006, In : BMC medical education. 6, 54.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

medical student
health
Group
level of knowledge
attitude scale

Knowledge and Perceptions of FDA Regulation among US Adults in 2015

Yingst, J., Veldheer, S. & Foulds, J., 2018, In : Journal of Regulatory Science. 6, 1, p. 15-19

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Citations (Scopus)

Label-free relative quantification of alpha-2-macroglobulin site-specific core-fucosylation in pancreatic cancer by LC-MS/MS

Lin, Z., Yin, H., Lo, A., Ruffin, M., Anderson, M. A., Simeone, D. M. & Lubman, D. M., Jan 1 2014, In : ELECTROPHORESIS. 35, 15, p. 2108-2115 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

alpha-Macroglobulins
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Labels
Assays
Chronic Pancreatitis

Lack of efficacy of cisapride and nizatidine in dyspepsia.

Adelman, A. & Alper, B. S., Jun 1 1998, In : The Journal of family practice. 46, 6, p. 457-458 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nizatidine
Piperidines
Histamine H2 Antagonists
Cisapride
Gastrointestinal Agents
1 Citation (Scopus)

Lack of HPV 16 and 18 detection in serum of colposcopy clinic patients

Patel, D. A., Unger, E. R., Walline, H., Opipari, A. W., Lee, D. R., Flowers, L. C. & Ruffin, M., Apr 1 2011, In : Journal of Clinical Virology. 50, 4, p. 342-344 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Human papillomavirus 18
Colposcopy
Human papillomavirus 16
Serum
DNA
40 Citations (Scopus)

Large-scale identification of core-fucosylated glycopeptide sites in pancreatic cancer serum using mass spectrometry

Tan, Z., Yin, H., Nie, S., Lin, Z., Zhu, J., Ruffin, M., Anderson, M. A., Simeone, D. M. & Lubman, D. M., Apr 3 2015, In : Journal of Proteome Research. 14, 4, p. 1968-1978 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Glycopeptides
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Mass spectrometry
Mass Spectrometry
Glycosylation
2 Citations (Scopus)

Learning PDA skills online is feasible and acceptable to clerkship students

Strayer, S. M., Williams, P. M., Stephens, M. & Yew, K. S., Nov 1 2008, In : Family medicine. 40, 10, p. 696-699 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clinical Decision Support Systems
Medical Students
Teaching
Medicine
Learning
23 Citations (Scopus)

Low-dose topical delivery of all-trans retinoic acid for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia II and III

Ruffin, M., Bailey, J. M., Normolle, D. P., Michael, C. W., Bieniasz, M. E., Kmak, D. C., Unger, E. R. & Brenner, D. E., Dec 1 2004, In : Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 13, 12, p. 2148-2152 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
Tretinoin
Placebos
Female Contraceptive Devices
Biopsy

Maintenance of clinical skills: a study of full-time physician teachers.

Adelman, A., Rakel, R. E. & Woolson, R. F., May 1 1986, In : Family medicine. 18, 3, p. 140-144 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clinical Competence
Maintenance
Physicians
Patient Care
Internship and Residency
2 Citations (Scopus)

Management of dyspepsia

Adelman, A., Jan 1 1987, In : American family physician. 35, 4, p. 222-230 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gastroscopy
Antacids
Food Hypersensitivity
Dyspepsia
Peptic Ulcer
1 Citation (Scopus)

Managing dyspepsia

Malone, M., Jun 1 2015, In : Journal of Family Practice. 64, 6, p. 350-357 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dyspepsia
Helicobacter Infections
Helicobacter pylori
Differential Diagnosis