Department of Family and Community Medicine

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2009
136 Citations (Scopus)

Understanding the Reasons Why Mothers Do or Do Not Have Their Adolescent Daughters Vaccinated Against Human Papillomavirus

Dempsey, A. F., Abraham, L. M., Dalton, V. & Ruffin, M., Aug 1 2009, In : Annals of Epidemiology. 19, 8, p. 531-538 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nuclear Family
Mothers
Vaccination
Infection
Interviews
6 Citations (Scopus)

Variation in injury risk over the course of a two-day youth club soccer tournament

Rosenbaum, D. A., Silvis, M., Williams, J. E. & Davis, S. W., Aug 1 2009, In : Injury Prevention. 15, 4, p. 266-269 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Soccer
Wounds and Injuries
Athletes
Athletic Injuries
Sports
2010
8 Citations (Scopus)

A randomized feasibility trial of brief telephone counseling to increase fruit and vegetable intakes

Djuric, Z., Ellsworth, J. S., Ren, J., Sen, A. & Ruffin, M., May 1 2010, In : Preventive Medicine. 50, 5-6, p. 265-271 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Telephone
Vegetables
Counseling
Fruit
Primary Health Care
2 Citations (Scopus)

Arteriovenous fistulas constructed using side-to-side anastomosis with ligation and division of distal venous arm; a tertiary care hospital experience

Ahsan, Z. U., Waheed, A., Zaeem, F. A. & Nazir, F., Jan 1 2010, In : Journal of Vascular Access. 11, 1, p. 26-30 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Arteriovenous Fistula
Tertiary Healthcare
Tertiary Care Centers
Ligation
Arteriovenous Anastomosis
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
38 Citations (Scopus)

Cost of eating: Whole foods versus convenience foods in a low-income model

McDermott, A. J. & Stephens, M., Apr 1 2010, In : Family medicine. 42, 4, p. 280-284 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fast Foods
Eating
Costs and Cost Analysis
Food
Single Parent
50 Citations (Scopus)

Family history and perceptions about risk and prevention for chronic diseases in primary care: A report from the family healthware™ impact trial

Acheson, L. S., Wang, C., Zyzanski, S. J., Lynn, A., Ruffin, M., Gramling, R., Rubinstein, W. S., O'Neill, S. M. & Nease, D. E., Apr 1 2010, In : Genetics in Medicine. 12, 4, p. 212-218 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Primary Health Care
Chronic Disease
Medical History Taking
Ovarian Neoplasms
Colonic Neoplasms
2 Citations (Scopus)

Feasibility of using maternal cancer screening visits to identify adolescent girls eligible for human papillomavirus vaccination

Carlos, R. C., Dempsey, A. F., Resnicow, K., Ruffin, M., Patel, D. A., Straus, C. M., Kure, A. & Dalton, V. K., Dec 1 2010, In : Journal of Women's Health. 19, 12, p. 2271-2275 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nuclear Family
Early Detection of Cancer
Vaccination
Mothers
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
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
59 Citations (Scopus)

Managing the adverse effects of radiation therapy

Berkey, F., Jan 1 2010, In : American family physician. 82, 4, p. 381-388 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Radiotherapy
Radiation
Phenazopyridine
Radiodermatitis
Emollients
2 Citations (Scopus)

Occupational health behaviors and habits of women on dairy farms in Pennsylvania

Fenton, G. D., Brasier, K. J., Henning, G. F., Radhakrishna, R. B. & Jayarao, B. M., Jan 1 2010, In : Journal of Agromedicine. 15, 1, p. 16-23 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Behavior
Occupational Health
Habits
Veterinary Drugs
Hand Disinfection
3 Citations (Scopus)

Occupational health characteristics of women on dairy farms in Pennsylvania

Fenton, G. D., Brasier, K. J., Henning, G., Radhakrishna, R. B. & Jayarao, B. M., Jan 1 2010, In : Journal of Agromedicine. 15, 1, p. 7-15 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Occupational Health
Respiration
Zoonoses
Animal Diseases
Foodborne Diseases
2 Citations (Scopus)

Operating in a Yellow Nation; the frequency of hepatitis B and hepatitis C positive at a tertiary care teaching hospital

Waheed, A., Zafar-ul-Ahsan, Zaeem, F. A., Shariff, M. M. & Qayyum, A., Dec 1 2010, In : Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association. 60, 12, p. 1058-1060 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tertiary Healthcare
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis B
Teaching Hospitals
Hepatitis B Surface Antigens
77 Citations (Scopus)

Patient and clinic factors associated with adolescent human papillomavirus vaccine utilization within a university-based health system

Dempsey, A., Cohn, L., Dalton, V. & Ruffin, M., Jan 22 2010, In : Vaccine. 28, 4, p. 989-995 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papillomavirus Vaccines
Papillomaviridae
Medicine
vaccines
Health
20 Citations (Scopus)

Patterns of influenza vaccination among medical students

Milunic, S. L., Quilty, J. F., Super, D. M. & Noritz, G. H., Jan 1 2010, In : Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 31, 1, p. 85-88 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medical Students
Human Influenza
Vaccination
Vaccines
Students
47 Citations (Scopus)

Psychosocial predictors of adherence to risk-appropriate cervical cancer screening guidelines: A cross sectional study of women in Ohio Appalachia participating in the Community Awareness Resources and Education (CARE) project

Paskett, E. D., McLaughlin, J. M., Reiter, P. L., Lehman, A. M., Rhoda, D. A., Katz, M. L., Hade, E. M., Post, D. M. & Ruffin, M. T., Jan 1 2010, In : Preventive Medicine. 50, 1-2, p. 74-80 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Appalachian Region
Early Detection of Cancer
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Guidelines
41 Citations (Scopus)

Quantitation of 6-, 8- and 10-gingerols and 6-shogaol in human plasma by high performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection

Zick, S. M., Ruffin, M. T., Djuric, Z., Normolle, D. & Brenner, D. E., Sep 1 2010, In : International Journal of Biomedical Science. 6, 3, p. 233-240 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Plasma (human)
Ginger
High performance liquid chromatography
High Pressure Liquid Chromatography
Assays
4 Citations (Scopus)

Recognition of community-acquired anthrax: Has anything changed since 2001?

Stephens, M. & Marvin, B., Jan 1 2010, In : Military Medicine. 175, 9, p. 671-675 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anthrax
Differential Diagnosis
Primary Care Physicians
Human Influenza
Pneumonia

Rectal mucosal quantitative galactose oxidase-Schiff reaction as an early detection biomarker for colorectal cancer: Comparison to fecal occult stool blood test

Ruffin, M., Normolle, D. P., Evelegh, M. J., Baron, J. A., Bresalier, R. S., Marcon, N. E., Syngal, S., Turgeon, D. K., Tuck, M. K. & Brenner, D. E., Dec 1 2010, In : Cancer Biomarkers. 8, 2, p. 109-112 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Galactose Oxidase
Occult Blood
Hematologic Tests
Colorectal Neoplasms
Biomarkers

Risk adjustment in maternity care: The use of indirect standardization

Nicholson, J. M., Sep 28 2010, In : International Journal of Women's Health. 2, 1, p. 255-262 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Risk Adjustment
Family Physicians
Pregnancy
Diagnosis-Related Groups
Urban Hospitals
1 Citation (Scopus)

Sacral stress fracture in a professional hockey player

Southam, J. D., Silvis, M. L. & Black, K. P., Nov 1 2010, In : Orthopedics. 33, 11

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hockey
Stress Fractures
Athletes
Sports
Spondylolysis
12 Citations (Scopus)

Sacral stress fracture in a professional hockey player: a case report.

Southam, J. D., Silvis, M. L. & Black, K. P., Jan 1 2010, In : Orthopedics. 33, 11, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hockey
Stress Fractures
Athletes
Sports
Spondylolysis
2 Citations (Scopus)

Screening for diabetic retinopathy: Perceived barriers and patient acceptability of digital scans

Massaro, L., Curry, W. J. & Quillen, D., Sep 1 2010, In : Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management. 17, 9, p. 17-22 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Diabetic Retinopathy
Primary Health Care
Photography
Mydriasis
Insurance Coverage
1 Citation (Scopus)

Status of women in agriculture according to the 2007 census of agriculture

Fenton, G. D., Brasier, K. J. & Henning, G., Jan 1 2010, In : Journal of Agromedicine. 15, 1, p. 5-6 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Working Women
Women's Rights
Censuses
Agriculture
4 Citations (Scopus)

Stress resistant human embryonic stem cells as a potential source for the identification of novel cancer stem cell markers

Mousa, S. A., Sudha, T., Dyskin, E., Dier, U., Gallati, C. A., Hanko, C., Chittur, S. V. & Rebbaa, A., Mar 28 2010, In : Cancer Letters. 289, 2, p. 208-216 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neoplastic Stem Cells
trichostatin A
Stem Cells
Glioma
Gene Expression

The active management of impending cephalopelvic disproportion in nulliparous women at term: a case series.

Nicholson, J. & Kellar, L. C., Jan 1 2010, In : Journal of pregnancy. 2010, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cephalopelvic Disproportion
Risk Management
Pregnancy
Birth Order
Birth Rate
7 Citations (Scopus)

Updating clinical knowledge: An evaluation of current information alerting services

Strayer, S. M., Shaughnessy, A. F., Yew, K. S., Stephens, M. & Slawson, D. C., Dec 1 2010, In : International Journal of Medical Informatics. 79, 12, p. 824-831 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Information Services
Checklist
Evidence-Based Medicine
Reproducibility of Results
Research Personnel
2011
19 Citations (Scopus)

Academic detailing to increase colorectal cancer screening by primary care practices in Appalachian Pennsylvania

Curry, W. J., Lengerich, E. J., Kluhsman, B. C., Graybill, M. A., Liao, J. Z., Schaefer, E. W., Spleen, A. M. & Dignan, M. B., May 24 2011, In : BMC health services research. 11, 112.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Early Detection of Cancer
Colorectal Neoplasms
Primary Health Care
Appalachian Region
Physicians
18 Citations (Scopus)

A collaborative model for developing and maintaining virtual patients for medical education

Berman, N. B., Fall, L. H., Chessman, A. W., Dell, M. R., Lang, V. J., Leong, S. L., Nixon, L. J. & Smith, S., Apr 1 2011, In : Medical teacher. 33, 4, p. 319-324 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Computer-Assisted Instruction
Medical Education
instruction
education
Diffusion of Innovation
13 Citations (Scopus)

Adult learning models for large-group continuing medical education activities

Stephens, M., Mckenna, M. & Carrington, K., May 1 2011, In : Family medicine. 43, 5, p. 334-337 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Continuing Medical Education
Learning
Delivery of Health Care
Health Occupations
Family Physicians
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
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
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
53 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical utility of family history for cancer screening and referral in primary care: A report from the Family Healthware Impact Trial

Rubinstein, W. S., Acheson, L. S., O'Neill, S. M., Ruffin, M., Wang, C., Beaumont, J. L. & Rothrock, N., Nov 1 2011, In : Genetics in Medicine. 13, 11, p. 956-965 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Early Detection of Cancer
Colonic Neoplasms
Primary Health Care
Referral and Consultation
Breast Neoplasms
7 Citations (Scopus)

Coding and obesity: Room to grow

Stephens, M., May 1 2011, In : Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 24, 3, p. 329-330 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Obesity
Body Mass Index
International Classification of Diseases
Electronic Health Records
Health
14 Citations (Scopus)

Components of family history associated with women's disease perceptions for cancer: A report from the Family Healthware™ Impact Trial

Rubinstein, W. S., O'Neill, S. M., Rothrock, N., Starzyk, E. J., Beaumont, J. L., Acheson, L. S., Wang, C., Gramling, R., Galliher, J. M. & Ruffin, M. T., Jan 1 2011, In : Genetics in Medicine. 13, 1, p. 52-62 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Ovarian Neoplasms
Colonic Neoplasms
Mothers
21 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of low-fat diets on plasma levels of NF-κB-regulated inflammatory cytokines and angiogenic factors in men with prostate cancer

Heymach, J. V., Shackleford, T. J., Tran, H. T., Yoo, S. Y., Do, K. A., Wergin, M., Saintigny, P., Vollmer, R. T., Polascik, T. J., Snyder, D. C., Ruffin IV, M. T., Yan, S., Dewhirst, M., Kunnumakkara, A. B., Aggarwal, B. B. & Demark-Wahnefried, W., Oct 1 2011, In : Cancer Prevention Research. 4, 10, p. 1590-1598 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Flax
Fat-Restricted Diet
Angiogenesis Inducing Agents
Prostatic Neoplasms
Fats
92 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of preventive messages tailored to family history on health behaviors: The family healthware impact trial

Ruffin, M. T., Nease, D. E., Sen, A., Pace, W. D., Wang, C., Acheson, L. S., Rubinstein, W. S., O'Neill, S. & Gramling, R., Jan 1 2011, In : Annals of family medicine. 9, 1, p. 3-11 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Behavior
Cholesterol
Vegetables
Fruit
Confidence Intervals
2 Citations (Scopus)

Four-year training in family medicine: Strength through versatility using the uniformed services as a model

Stephens, M., Lennon, R., Saguil, A. & Reamy, B. V., Oct 1 2011, In : Family medicine. 43, 9, p. 664-666 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medicine
Family Physicians
Internship and Residency
Military Medicine
Primary Health Care

Getting injured runners back on track

Butts, J. & Gebke, K. B., Oct 1 2011, In : Journal of Family Practice. 60, 10, p. 646-652 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Metatarsalgia
Plantar Fasciitis
Foot Injuries
Cumulative Trauma Disorders
Tendinopathy
101 Citations (Scopus)
Hockey
Hip
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Groin
Pelvis
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
57 Citations (Scopus)

Mass spectrometric assay for analysis of haptoglobin fucosylation in pancreatic cancer

Lin, Z., Simeone, D. M., Anderson, M. A., Brand, R. E., Xie, X., Shedden, K. A., Ruffin, M. & Lubman, D. M., May 6 2011, In : Journal of Proteome Research. 10, 5, p. 2602-2611 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Haptoglobins
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Polysaccharides
Assays
Serum
5 Citations (Scopus)

Maternal characteristics that predict a preference for mandatory adolescent HPV vaccination

Carlos, R. C., Dempsey, A. F., Resnicow, K., Ruffin, M., Patel, D. A., Straus, C. M. & Dalton, V. K., Feb 1 2011, In : Human Vaccines. 7, 2, p. 225-229 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vaccination
Mothers
Papillomavirus Vaccines
Nuclear Family
Early Detection of Cancer
29 Citations (Scopus)

Phase II study of the effects of ginger root extract on eicosanoids in colon mucosa in people at normal risk for colorectal cancer

Zick, S. M., Turgeon, D. K., Vareed, S. K., Ruffin, M. T., Litzinger, A. J., Wright, B. D., Alrawi, S., Normolle, D. P., Djuric, Z. & Brenner, D. E., Nov 1 2011, In : Cancer Prevention Research. 4, 11, p. 1929-1937 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ginger
Eicosanoids
Colorectal Neoplasms
Colon
Mucous Membrane

The perspectives of health care providers and staff on the usefulness of a diabetes registry

Stuckey, H., Yoo, F., Curry, W. & Gabbay, R. A., Jul 1 2011, In : Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management. 18, 7, p. 22-33 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Personnel
Registries
Focus Groups
Interviews
Quality Improvement
7 Citations (Scopus)
Motivation
Clinical Trials
Electronic Health Records
Patient Selection
Consent Forms
81 Citations (Scopus)

Worsening disparities in HPV vaccine utilization among 19-26 year old women

Dempsey, A., Cohn, L., Dalton, V. & Ruffin, M., Jan 10 2011, In : Vaccine. 29, 3, p. 528-534 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papillomavirus Vaccines
insurance
Insurance
vaccines
African Americans
2012

Advantages of the no-scalpel vasectomy technique

Moss, D. A., Russell, T. C., Moss, J. B., Stephens, M. & Rollins, A., Jan 1 2012, In : American Family Physician. 85, 12, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vasectomy
13 Citations (Scopus)

Age-group differences in human papillomavirus types and cofactors for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 3 among women referred to colposcopy

Gargano, J. W., Nisenbaum, R., Lee, D. R., Ruffin, M., Steinau, M., Horowitz, I. R., Flowers, L. C., Tadros, T. S., Birdsong, G. & Unger, E. R., Jan 1 2012, In : Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 21, 1, p. 111-121 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Colposcopy
Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
Age Groups
Parity
Smoking