Department of Family and Community Medicine

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    17033 Hershey

    United States

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Intra-Articular Injections
Knee
Pain
Control Groups
Primary Health Care

Patient engagement in randomized controlled tai chi clinical trials among the chronically ill

Jiang, D., Kong, W. & Jiang, J. J., Dec 1 2016, In : Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials. 11, 4, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tai Ji
Patient Participation
Chronic Disease
Clinical Trials
Randomized Controlled Trials
10 Citations (Scopus)

Patient experience and use of probiotics in community-based health care settings

Chin-Lee, B., Curry, W. J., Fetterman, J., Graybill, M. A. & Karpa, K., Oct 31 2014, In : Patient Preference and Adherence. 8, p. 1513-1520 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Community Health Services
Probiotics
supplement
health care
community
34 Citations (Scopus)

Patients' Interpretation of Qualitative Probability Statements

Woloshin, K. K., Ruffin, M. & Gorenflo, D. W., Jan 1 1994, In : Archives of family medicine. 3, 11, p. 961-966 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Patterns of cancer-related health behaviors among middle-aged and older adults: Individual- and area-level socioeconomic disparities

Moss, J., Xiao, Q. & Matthews, C. E., Oct 1 2018, In : Preventive Medicine. 115, p. 31-38 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Behavior
Confidence Intervals
Neoplasms
Poverty
Weights and Measures
17 Citations (Scopus)

Patterns of cellular and HPV 16 methylation as biomarkers for cervical neoplasia

Patel, D. A., Rozek, L. S., Colacino, J. A., Van Zomeren-Dohm, A., Ruffin, M., Unger, E. R., Dolinoy, D. C., Swan, D. C., Onyekwuluje, J., DeGraffinreid, C. R. & Paskett, E. D., Sep 1 2012, In : Journal of Virological Methods. 184, 1-2, p. 84-92 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Human papillomavirus 16
Methylation
Biomarkers
Cell Biology
Neoplasms
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
30 Citations (Scopus)

Pedestrian environment and behavior in Karachi, Pakistan

Khan, F. M., Nasir, M., Chotani, H. & Luby, S., Jan 1 1999, In : Accident Analysis and Prevention. 31, 4, p. 335-339 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pakistan
pedestrian
Highway accidents
Crosswalks
traffic
13 Citations (Scopus)
Pediatric Obesity
Cross-Sectional Studies
Depression
Video Games
Obesity
1 Citation (Scopus)

Pediatric posttraumatic headache: Two cases using steroids as abortive therapy

Bramley, H., Melinosky, C., Silvis, M. & Ross, S., Oct 1 2012, In : Pediatric Emergency Care. 28, 10, p. 1081-1084 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Headache
Steroids
Pediatrics
Acute Pain
Pain Management
2 Citations (Scopus)

Pediatric Sports Specialization in Elite Ice Hockey Players

Black, S., Black, K., Dhawan, A., Onks, C., Seidenberg, P. & Silvis, M., Jan 1 2019, In : Sports Health. 11, 1, p. 64-68 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hockey
Sports
Pediatrics
Athletes
Cross-Sectional Studies
1 Citation (Scopus)

Pedometry to prevent cardiorespiratory fitness decline-is it effective?

Lystrup, R. M., West, G. F., Olsen, C., Ward, M. & Stephens, M., Oct 1 2016, In : Military Medicine. 181, 10, p. 1235-1239 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exercise
Motivation
Students
Medical Students
Body Composition

Pennsylvania statewide agricultural emergency response training Program: A collaborative partnership with agromedicine, academic and community resources

Pistella, C. L., Kanzleiter-Keister, L., Henderson, R. A. & Herman, J. M., Sep 21 2001, In : Journal of Agromedicine. 7, 3, p. 11-21 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emergencies
Emergency Medical Services
Education
Organizational Models
Ships
7 Citations (Scopus)
Decision Support Techniques
Medical Staff
Focus Groups
Early Detection of Cancer
Colorectal Neoplasms
27 Citations (Scopus)

Perceptions of anatomy: Critical components in the clinical setting

Lazarus, M. D., Chinchilli, V., Leong, S. L. & Kauffman, G. L., Jul 1 2012, In : Anatomical sciences education. 5, 4, p. 187-199 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anatomy
Medical Students
Anatomists
Education
Diagnostic Imaging
92 Citations (Scopus)

Perinatal outcomes in low-risk term pregnancies: do they differ by week of gestation?

Cheng, Y. W., Nicholson, J., Nakagawa, S., Bruckner, T. A., Washington, A. E. & Caughey, A. B., Jan 1 2008, In : American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 199, 4, p. 370.e1-370.e7

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pregnancy
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
Morbidity
11 Citations (Scopus)

Personal genomic testing for cancer risk: Results from the impact of personal genomics study

Gray, S. W., Gollust, S. E., Carere, D. A., Chen, C. A., Cronin, A., Kalia, S. S., Rana, H. Q., Ruffin Iv, M. T., Wang, C., Roberts, J. S. & Green, R. C., Feb 20 2017, In : Journal of Clinical Oncology. 35, 6, p. 636-644 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Genomics
Neoplasms
Vitamins
Exercise
Diet
140 Citations (Scopus)

Pharmacokinetics of 6-gingerol, 8-gingerol, 10-gingerol, and 6-shogaol and conjugate metabolites in healthyhuman subjects

Zick, S. M., Djuric, Z., Ruffin, M. T., Litzinger, A. J., Normolle, D. P., Alrawi, S., Feng, M. R. & Brenner, D. E., Aug 1 2008, In : Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 17, 8, p. 1930-1936 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pharmacokinetics
Sulfates
Ginger
Glucuronides
gingerol
255 Citations (Scopus)

Pharmacokinetics of curcumin conjugate metabolites in healthy human subjects

Vareed, S. K., Kakarala, M., Ruffin, M., Crowell, J. A., Normolle, D. P., Djuric, Z. & Brenner, D. E., Jun 1 2008, In : Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 17, 6, p. 1411-1417 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Curcumin
Healthy Volunteers
Pharmacokinetics
Sulfates
Glucuronides
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
87 Citations (Scopus)

Phase II trial of encapsulated ginger as a treatment for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting

Zick, S. M., Ruffin, M., Lee, J., Normolle, D. P., Siden, R., Alrawi, S. & Brenner, D. E., May 1 2009, In : Supportive Care in Cancer. 17, 5, p. 563-572 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ginger
Nausea
Vomiting
aprepitant
Drug Therapy
4 Citations (Scopus)

Physical fitness and academic performance: A pilot investigation in USU medical students

Stephens, M., Dong, T. & Durning, S. J., Apr 1 2015, In : Military medicine. 180, 4, p. 77-78 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Physical Fitness
Medical Schools
Medical Students
Students
14 Citations (Scopus)

Physical fitness during medical school: A 4-year study at the Uniformed services university

Stephens, M., Cochran, C., Hall, J. M. & Olsen, C., Nov 1 2012, In : Family Medicine. 44, 10, p. 694-697 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Physical Fitness
Medical Schools
Students
Body Composition
Air
67 Citations (Scopus)

Physician communication about adolescent vaccination: How is human papillomavirus vaccine different?

Gilkey, M. B., Moss, J., Coyne-Beasley, T., Hall, M. E., Shah, P. D. & Brewer, N. T., Aug 1 2015, In : Preventive Medicine. 77, p. 181-185 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papillomavirus Vaccines
Vaccination
Communication
Physicians
Vaccines
10 Citations (Scopus)

Phytophotodermatitis: Bulla formation and hyperpigmentation during spring break

Kung, A. C., Stephens, M. & Darling, T., Jan 1 2009, In : Military Medicine. 174, 6, p. 657-661 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hyperpigmentation
Solar System
Blister
Diagnostic Errors
Citrus aurantiifolia
17 Citations (Scopus)

Pilot clinical study of the effects of ginger root extract on eicosanoids in colonic mucosa of subjects at increased risk for colorectal cancer

Zick, S. M., Turgeon, D. K., Ren, J., Ruffin, M., Wright, B. D., Sen, A., Djuric, Z. & Brenner, D. E., Sep 1 2015, In : Molecular Carcinogenesis. 54, 9, p. 908-915 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ginger
Eicosanoids
Colorectal Neoplasms
Mucous Membrane
Dinoprostone
5 Citations (Scopus)
Text Messaging
Cell Phones
Smoking Cessation
Text messaging
Mobile phones
141 Citations (Scopus)

Plasma glycoprotein profiling for colorectal cancer biomarker identification by lectin glycoarray and lectin blot

Qiu, Y., Patwa, T. H., Xu, L., Shedden, K., Misek, D. E., Tuck, M., Jin, G., Ruffin, M., Turgeon, D. K., Synal, S., Bresalier, R., Marcon, N., Brenner, D. E. & Lubman, D. M., Apr 1 2008, In : Journal of Proteome Research. 7, 4, p. 1693-1703 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tumor Biomarkers
Lectins
Colorectal Neoplasms
Glycoproteins
Glycosylation
4 Citations (Scopus)

Point-of-care estimated radiation exposure and imaging guidelines can reduce pediatric radiation burden

Bunt, C. W., Burke, H. B., Towbin, A. J., Hoang, A., Stephens, M., Fontelo, P., Liu, F. & Gimbel, R. W., May 1 2015, In : Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 28, 3, p. 343-350 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Point-of-Care Systems
Guidelines
Radiation
Pediatrics
Family Physicians
1 Citation (Scopus)

Policy and organizational issues in agromedicine: A survey of 2001 naac meeting attendees

Jones, W. J. & Henning, G., Apr 5 2002, In : Journal of Agromedicine. 8, 2, p. 113-123 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Organizational Policy
Policy Making
Education
Research
Surveys and Questionnaires

Potential solutions for pediatric weight loss programs in the treatment of obesity in rural communities

Novick, M., Wilson, C. T. & Walker-Harding, L. R., May 16 2019, In : Translational behavioral medicine. 9, 3, p. 460-467 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight Reduction Programs
Rural Population
Pediatric Obesity
Obesity
Pediatrics

Practical Nutrition for the Primary Care Provider: a Pilot Test

Johnston, E. A., Beasley, J. M., Jay, M. R., Wiedemer, J. & Kris-Etherton, P. M., Jun 15 2019, In : Medical Science Educator. 29, 2, p. 363-373 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nutrition
Primary Health Care
Medical Education
Medical Students
Reading
44 Citations (Scopus)

Prediction of hospital disposition after thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke using the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale

Schlegel, D., Tanne, D., Demchuk, A. M., Levine, S. R. & Kasner, S. E., Jul 1 2004, In : Archives of Neurology. 61, 7, p. 1061-1064 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Stroke
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Tissue Plasminogen Activator
Rehabilitation Nursing
111 Citations (Scopus)
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Prostatic Neoplasms
Primary Health Care
Early Detection of Cancer
74 Citations (Scopus)

Preference-based electronic decision aid to promote colorectal cancer screening: Results of a randomized controlled trial

Ruffin, M., Fetters, M. D. & Jimbo, M., Oct 1 2007, In : Preventive Medicine. 45, 4, p. 267-273 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision Support Techniques
Early Detection of Cancer
Colorectal Neoplasms
Randomized Controlled Trials
Rural Population
11 Citations (Scopus)

Preliminary findings on the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment: Outcomes during the formation of the practice-based research network, DO-Touch.NET

Degenhardt, B. F., Johnson, J. C., Gross, S. R., Hagan, C., Lund, G. & Curry, W. J., Mar 1 2014, In : Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 114, 3, p. 154-170 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Osteopathic Manipulation
Touch
Research
Office Visits
Medical Records

Preliminary results of a novel hay-hole fall prevention initiative

Batra, E., Gross, B. W., Jammula, S., Bradburn, E. H., Baier, R. D., Reihart, M. J., Murphy, D., Moyer, K., Hess, J., Lackmann, S., Miller, J. A. & Rogers, F. B., Feb 1 2018, In : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 84, 2, p. 295-300 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amish
Wounds and Injuries
Safety
Weather
Rural Population
20 Citations (Scopus)

Pre-meal affective state and laboratory test meal intake in adolescent girls with loss of control eating

Ranzenhofer, L. M., Hannallah, L., Field, S. E., Shomaker, L. B., Stephens, M., Sbrocco, T., Kozlosky, M., Reynolds, J., Yanovski, J. A. & Tanofsky-Kraff, M., Sep 1 2013, In : Appetite. 68, p. 30-37 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Meals
Eating
Weight Gain
Snacks
Self Report
4 Citations (Scopus)
Pharmacogenetics
Genomics
Prescriptions
Health Personnel
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
15 Citations (Scopus)

Presence of human papillomavirus infection of the uterine cervix as determined by different detection methods in a low-risk community-based population.

Zazove, P., Reed, B. D., Gregoire, L., Gorenflo, D. W., Lancaster, W. D., Ruffin, M. & Hruszczyk, J., Dec 1 1993, In : Archives of Family Medicine. 2, 12, p. 1250-1258 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papillomavirus Infections
Cervix Uteri
Population
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Papanicolaou Test
8 Citations (Scopus)

Prevalence of hypovitaminosis D and its association with comorbidities of childhood obesity

Williams, R., Novick, M. & Lehman, E., Sep 1 2014, In : The Permanente journal. 18, 4, p. 32-39 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pediatric Obesity
Comorbidity
Vitamin D Deficiency
Hyperinsulinism
Blood Pressure
Open Access
Hockey
Athletes
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Rotator Cuff
Hand
8 Citations (Scopus)

Preventing Obesity in the Military Community (POMC): The development of a clinical trials research network

Elena, A., Sbrocco, T., Theim, K. R., Maurer, D., Johnson, D., Bryant, E., Bakalar, J. L., Schvey, N. A., Ress, R., Seehusen, D., Klein, D. A., Stice, E., Yanovski, J. A., Chan, L., Hill, J. W., Ellsworth, C., Stephens, M. B. & Tanofsky-Kraff, M., Jan 23 2015, In : International journal of environmental research and public health. 12, 2, p. 1174-1195 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Planning
Obesity
Clinical Trials
Research
Military Facilities
50 Citations (Scopus)

Prevention of cervix cancer

Rock, C. L., Michael, C. W., Reynolds, R. K. & Ruffin, M., Jan 1 2000, In : Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology. 33, 3, p. 169-185 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Carcinoma
Cervix Uteri
Papanicolaou Test
Papillomavirus Vaccines
1 Citation (Scopus)

Primary care for persons who inject drugs

Visconti, A. J., Sell, J. & Greenblatt, A. D., Jan 1 2019, In : American family physician. 99, 2, p. 109-116 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Primary Health Care
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Opioid Analgesics
Virus Diseases
Hepatitis B
28 Citations (Scopus)

Primary care providers' needs and preferences for information about colorectal cancer survivorship care

Salz, T., Oeffinger, K. C., Lewis, P. R., Williams, R. L., Rhyne, R. L. & Yeazel, M. W., Sep 1 2012, In : Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 25, 5, p. 635-651 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Colorectal Neoplasms
Primary Health Care
Survival Rate
Survivors
Neoplasms
13 Citations (Scopus)

Primary care research funding sources

Ruffin, M. & Sheets, K. J., Dec 1 1992, In : Journal of Family Practice. 35, 3, p. 281-287 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Government Financing
Family Practice
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Internal Medicine
Gynecology
9 Citations (Scopus)

Prompting primary care providers about increased patient risk as a result of family history: Does It work?

Zazove, P., Plegue, M. A., Uhlmann, W. R. & Ruffin, M., May 1 2015, In : Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 28, 3, p. 334-342 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Primary Health Care
Primary Care Physicians
Documentation
Physicians
Aptitude
11 Citations (Scopus)

Prostatic Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) Is Positively Associated with Aggressive Prostate Cancer: A Relationship Which May Depend on Genetic Variation in ALA Metabolism

Azrad, M., Zhang, K., Vollmer, R. T., Madden, J., Polascik, T. J., Snyder, D. C., Ruffin, M., Moul, J. W., Brenner, D., Hardy, R. W. & Demark-Wahnefried, W., Dec 28 2012, In : PloS one. 7, 12, e53104.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

alpha-Linolenic Acid
alpha-linolenic acid
prostatic neoplasms
Metabolism
Prostatic Neoplasms
103 Citations (Scopus)

Provider communication and HPV vaccination: The impact of recommendation quality

Gilkey, M. B., Calo, W., Moss, J., Shah, P. D., Marciniak, M. W. & Brewer, N. T., Feb 24 2016, In : Vaccine. 34, 9, p. 1187-1192 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vaccination
Communication
vaccination
Parents
Papillomavirus Vaccines