Department of Family and Community Medicine

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    17033 Hershey

    United States

Research Output 1976 2019

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2013
9 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation and Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy

Onks, C. & Billy, G., Dec 1 2013, In : Primary Care - Clinics in Office Practice. 40, 4, p. 837-848 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Radiculopathy
Physical Examination
History
3 Citations (Scopus)

Management of human immunodeficiency virus in primary care

Sell, J., Sep 1 2013, In : Primary Care - Clinics in Office Practice. 40, 3, p. 589-617 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Primary Health Care
Opportunistic Infections
HIV
Life Expectancy
HIV Infections
7 Citations (Scopus)

Medicolegal cases for spinal epidural hematoma and spinal epidural abscess

French, K. L., Daniels, E. W., Ahn, U. M. & Ahn, N. U., Jan 1 2013, In : Orthopedics. 36, 1, p. 48-53 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Spinal Epidural Hematoma
Epidural Abscess
Neurologic Manifestations
Emergencies
Retrospective Studies
31 Citations (Scopus)

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections

Taylor, A., Sep 1 2013, In : Primary Care - Clinics in Office Practice. 40, 3, p. 637-654 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Infection
Central Nervous System Infections
Soft Tissue Infections
Molecular Epidemiology
27 Citations (Scopus)

Obesity and the US military family

Tanofsky-Kraff, M., Sbrocco, T., Theim, K. R., Cohen, L. A., MacKey, E. R., Stice, E., Henderson, J. L., McCreight, S. J., Bryant, E. J. & Stephens, M., Nov 1 2013, In : Obesity. 21, 11, p. 2205-2220 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Obesity
Program Evaluation
Weights and Measures
Veterans
Spouses
26 Citations (Scopus)

Urinary tract infections

Wang, A., Nizran, P., Malone, M. & Riley, T., Sep 1 2013, In : Primary Care - Clinics in Office Practice. 40, 3, p. 687-706 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Urinary Tract Infections
Cystitis
Fosfomycin
Nitrofurantoin
Urinalysis
40 Citations (Scopus)

What is lacking in current decision aids on cancer screening?

Jimbo, M., Rana, G. K., Hawley, S., Holmes-Rovner, M., Kelly-Blake, K., Nease, D. E. & Ruffin IV, M. T., May 1 2013, In : CA Cancer Journal for Clinicians. 63, 3, p. 193-214 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Decision Support Techniques
Early Detection of Cancer
Decision Making
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
2 Citations (Scopus)

When war follows combat veterans home

Kane, S. F., Saperstein, A. K., Bunt, C. W. & Stephens, M., Aug 2013, In : Journal of Family Practice. 62, 8, p. 399-407 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Veterans
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Mental Disorders
Brain Injuries
2012
7 Citations (Scopus)

Perceived risk of cervical cancer in appalachian women

Kelly, K. M., Ferketich, A. K., Ruffin, M., Tatum, C. & Paskett, E. D., Nov 1 2012, In : American Journal of Health Behavior. 36, 6, p. 849-859 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
cancer
self-regulation
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Publications
2 Citations (Scopus)

Splenic lacerations and return to play: Case report of 2 professional hockey players

Silvis, M. L., Plakke, M. J., Tice, J. G. & Black, K. P., May 1 2012, In : Sports Health. 4, 3, p. 232-235 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Hockey
Lacerations
Athletes
Tomography
Sports Medicine
48 Citations (Scopus)

The barefoot debate: Can minimalist shoes reduce running-related injuries?

Rixe, J. A., Gallo, R. & Silvis, M., May 1 2012, In : Current Sports Medicine Reports. 11, 3, p. 160-165 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Shoes
Running
Wounds and Injuries
Locomotion
Gait
2011
1 Citation (Scopus)

Care of chronic liver disease

Jiang, D., Sep 1 2011, In : Primary Care - Clinics in Office Practice. 38, 3, p. 483-498 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Liver Diseases
Chronic Disease
Fibrosis
Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis
Liver Regeneration
15 Citations (Scopus)

Care of the returning veteran

Quinlan, J. D., Gauron, M. R., Deschere, B. R. & Stephens, M., Jul 1 2011, In : American family physician. 82, 1, p. 43-49 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Family Physicians
Veterans
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Brain Concussion
2003-2011 Iraq War
27 Citations (Scopus)

Commentary: The RIME/EMR scheme: An educational approach to clinical documentation in electronic medical records

Stephens, M., Gimbel, R. W. & Pangaro, L., Jan 1 2011, In : Academic Medicine. 86, 1, p. 11-14 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Electronic Health Records
Documentation
documentation
electronics
Graduate Medical Education
126 Citations (Scopus)
Public Health
Smoking
Tobacco Products
Electronic Cigarettes
Smoking Cessation
10 Citations (Scopus)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Malone, M., Sep 1 2011, In : Primary Care - Clinics in Office Practice. 38, 3, p. 433-447 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Habits
Constipation
Intestines
Diarrhea
1 Citation (Scopus)

Obesity in dogs: Part 1: Exploring the causes and consequences of canine obesity

Byers, C. G., Wilson, C. C., Stephens, M. B., Goodie, J., Ellen Netting, F. & Olsen, C., Apr 1 2011, In : Veterinary Medicine. 106, 4, p. 184-192 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Canidae
obesity
Obesity
Dogs
dogs
1 Citation (Scopus)

Obesity in dogs: Part 1: Treating excess weight with a multiple-modality approach

Byers, C. G., Wilson, C. C., Stephens, M., Goodie, J., Ellen Netting, F. & Olsen, C., Apr 2011, In : Veterinary Medicine. 106, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

obesity
Obesity
Dogs
Weights and Measures
dogs
2010
1 Citation (Scopus)

Color blindness and military fitness for duty: A new look at old standards

Monlux, D. J., Finne, H. A. & Stephens, M., Jan 1 2010, In : Military Medicine. 175, 2, p. 84-85 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Vision Tests
Military Medicine
Color Vision Defects
Professional Competence
Physical Fitness
3 Citations (Scopus)

LASIK: A primer for family physicians

Messmer, J., Jan 1 2010, In : American Family Physician. 81, 1, p. 42-47 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Laser In Situ Keratomileusis
Family Physicians
Myopia
Refractive Surgical Procedures
Keratitis
5 Citations (Scopus)

Ohio Appalachian women's perceptions of the cost of cervical cancer screening

McAlearney, A. S., Song, P. H., Rhoda, D. A., Tatum, C., Lemeshow, S., Ruffin, M., Phil Harrop, J. & Paskett, E. D., Dec 1 2010, In : Cancer. 116, 20, p. 4727-4734 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Early Detection of Cancer
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Costs and Cost Analysis
Papanicolaou Test
Appalachian Region
3 Citations (Scopus)
Electronic Health Records
Practice Management
Medical Students
Documentation
Teaching
2009
10 Citations (Scopus)

Cardiac rehabilitation

Stephens, M., Nov 1 2009, In : American family physician. 80, 9

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Cardiovascular Diseases
Risk Reduction Behavior
Exercise
Mortality
Family Physicians
4 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical inquiries. When is it OK for children to start drinking fruit juice?

Stephens, M., Keville, M. P., Hathaway, N. E. & Kendall, S. K., Jan 1 2009, In : The Journal of family practice. 58, 9

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Drinking
Parents
Beverages
Breast Feeding
Weight Gain
3 Citations (Scopus)

Resveratrol as a supplemental therapeutic in cardiovascular and metabolic syndromes: A critical review

Esker, S., Banerjee, A., Simone, T. M., Gallati, C. A. & Mousa, S. A., Feb 1 2009, In : Current Nutrition and Food Science. 5, 1, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Metabolic Syndrome X
resveratrol
metabolic syndrome
low calorie diet
Diet
2008
11 Citations (Scopus)

Antiplatelet therapy with clopidogrel and aspirin in vascular diseases: Clinical evidence for and against the combination

Fares, R. R., Lansing, L. S., Gallati, C. A. & Mousa, S. A., Feb 1 2008, In : Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy. 9, 3, p. 377-386 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

clopidogrel
Vascular Diseases
Aspirin
Clinical Trials
Therapeutics
236 Citations (Scopus)

Current pharmacologic treatment of dementia: A clinical practice guideline from the American college of physicians and the American academy of family physicians

Qaseem, A., Snow, V., Cross, J. T., Forciea, M. A., Hopkins, R., Shekelle, P., Adelman, A., Mehr, D., Schellhase, K., Campos-Outcalt, D., Santaguida, P., Owens, D. K., Casey, D. E., Dallas, P., Dolan, N. C., Halasyamani, L., Hopkins, R. H., Wall, E. M., Rodnick, J. E., Schellhase, K. G. & 12 others, Strode, S. W., Elward, K. S., Mold, J. W., Temte, J. L., Chen, F. M., Koinis, T. F., Powers, D. A., Gill, J. M., Peterson, K., Marshall, R. C., Young, H. F. & Schoof, B. K., Mar 4 2008, In : Annals of internal medicine. 148, 5, p. 370-378 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Family Physicians
Practice Guidelines
Dementia
Physicians
Memantine
21 Citations (Scopus)

Diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Stephens, M. & Yew, K. S., Jul 1 2008, In : American family physician. 78, 1, p. 87-92 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Bronchodilator Agents
Spirometry
Vital Capacity
Environmental Exposure
1 Citation (Scopus)

Monoclonal antibodies in oncological malignancies: Current status and future directions

Harding, T. A., Gallati, C. A., Horlacher, M., Becker, A. & Mousa, S. A., Apr 1 2008, In : Drugs of the Future. 33, 4, p. 361-369 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Monoclonal Antibodies
Neoplasms
Therapeutics
Cell Biology
Signal Transduction
88 Citations (Scopus)

Musculoskeletal injections: A review of the evidence

Stephens, M., Beutler, A. I. & O'Connor, F. G., Oct 15 2008, In : American Family Physician. 78, 8, p. 971-976 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Injections
Steroids
Pain
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Tennis Elbow
6 Citations (Scopus)

The rise of second-generation non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors: Etravirine, rilpivirine, UK-453061 and RDEA-806

Abdel-Malak, M., Gallati, C. & Mousa, S. A., Aug 1 2008, In : Drugs of the Future. 33, 8, p. 691-699 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Rilpivirine
etravirine
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
efavirenz
Nevirapine
2006
3 Citations (Scopus)

Evidence-based strategies for the pharmacological management of pediatric pain during minor procedures in the emergency department

Hatfield, L., Messner, E. & Lingg, K., Apr 1 2006, In : Topics in Emergency Medicine. 28, 2, p. 129-137 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Pain Management
Hospital Emergency Service
Pharmacology
Pediatrics
Pain
29 Citations (Scopus)

Information technology and cancer prevention

Jimbo, M., Nease, D. E., Ruffin IV, M. T. & Rana, G. K., Jan 1 2006, In : Ca-A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. 56, 1, p. 26-36 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Technology
Appointments and Schedules
Neoplasms
Primary Health Care
Early Detection of Cancer
16 Citations (Scopus)

Preventive health counseling for adolescents

Stephens, M., Oct 1 2006, In : American family physician. 74, 7, p. 1151-1156 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Counseling
Homicide
Confidentiality
Tobacco Use
Risk-Taking
2005
1 Citation (Scopus)

Hormone replacement therapy: The right choice for your patient?

Leong, S. L., Erickson, D. R. & Pees, R. C., May 1 2005, In : Journal of Family Practice. 54, 5, p. 428-436 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Drug Dose Response Relationship
Graduate Medical Education
Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
Estrogen Replacement Therapy
Family Practice
27 Citations (Scopus)

Initial evaluation of the patient with suspected dementia

Adelman, A. & Daly, M. P., May 1 2005, In : American Family Physician. 71, 9, p. 1745-1750 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Dementia
Physical Examination
Alzheimer Disease
History
Vascular Dementia
5 Citations (Scopus)

Will active management of obstetric risk lower C/S rates?

Nicholson, J. & Holt, M., 2005, In : Contemporary Ob/Gyn. 50, 9, p. 38-53 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Risk Management
Obstetrics
2004
8 Citations (Scopus)

Cardiovascular health - Behaviour of medical students in Karachi

Aslam, F., Mahmud, H. & Waheed, A., Sep 1 2004, In : Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association. 54, 9, p. 492-495 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Health Behavior
Medical Students
Cardiovascular Diseases
Coronary Artery Disease
Dietary Fats
3 Citations (Scopus)

Colorectal cancer screening

Nease, D. E., Stoffel, E., Turgeon, D. K. & Ruffin IV, M. T., Sep 1 2004, In : Clinics in Family Practice. 6, 3, p. 693-707 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Early Detection of Cancer
Colorectal Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Technology
Population
2003
55 Citations (Scopus)

Integrating Web-based computer cases into a required clerkship: Development and evaluation

Leong, S. L., Baldwin, C. D. & Adelman, A., Mar 1 2003, In : Academic Medicine. 78, 3, p. 295-301 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

evaluation
student
pain
Group
questionnaire
1 Citation (Scopus)

Is screening urinalysis in children worthwhile?

Stephens, M. & Wilder, L., Nov 1 2003, In : Journal of Family Practice. 52, 11, p. 894-895 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Mass Screening
Urinalysis
Urinary Tract Infections
Pediatrics
3 Citations (Scopus)

Pediatric exanthems

Wolfrey, J. D., Billica, W. H., Gulbranson, S. H., Jose, A. B., Luba, M., Mohler, A., Pagel, C. & Sell, J., Jan 1 2003, In : Clinics in Family Practice. 5, 3, p. 557-588 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Exanthema
Pediatrics
1 Citation (Scopus)

Women's feedback on a chemopreventive trial for cervical dysplasia

Bieniasz, M. E., Underwood, D., Bailey, J. & Ruffin, M., Feb 1 2003, In : Applied Nursing Research. 16, 1, p. 22-28 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Uterine Cervical Dysplasia
Chemoprevention
Research Personnel
Clinical Trials
Interviews
2001
10 Citations (Scopus)

Do antioxidants still have a role in the prevention of human cancer?

Ruffin, M. & Rock, C. L., Jan 1 2001, In : Current Oncology Reports. 3, 4, p. 306-313 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Antioxidants
Micronutrients
Neoplasms
Carotenoids
Selenium
2000
89 Citations (Scopus)

Does treatment of acute herpes zoster prevent or shorten postherpetic neuralgia? A systematic review of the literature

Alper, B. S. & Lewis, P., Mar 1 2000, In : Journal of Family Practice. 49, 3, p. 255-264 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Postherpetic Neuralgia
Herpes Zoster
Incidence
Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation
Amitriptyline
14 Citations (Scopus)

Recruiting subjects in cancer prevention and control studies

Ruffin, M. & Baron, J., Apr 11 2000, In : Journal of cellular biochemistry. 77, SUPPL. 34, p. 80-83 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Workload
Health care
Healthy Volunteers
Research Personnel
Delivery of Health Care
1999
10 Citations (Scopus)

Topical therapies for glaucoma: What family physicians need to know

Lewis, P., Phillips, T. G. & Sassani, J., Apr 1 1999, In : American Family Physician. 59, 7, p. 1871-1879 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

latanoprost
Family Physicians
Glaucoma
Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors
dorzolamide
1998
32 Citations (Scopus)

Newer antiepileptic drugs: Gabapentin, lamotrigine, felbamate, topiramate and fosphenytoin

Curry, W. J. & Kulling, D. L., Feb 1 1998, In : American family physician. 57, 3, p. 513-520 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

felbamate
Anticonvulsants
Seizures
Phenytoin
Epilepsy
1997
4 Citations (Scopus)

Intrathecal narcotics for labor analgesia

Stephens, M. B. & Ford, R. E., Aug 1 1997, In : American family physician. 56, 2, p. 463-470 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

First Labor Stage
Narcotics
Analgesia
Labor Pain
Sufentanil
1996

Post-stroke rehabilitation: Assessment, referral, and patient management: Quick reference guide for clinicians

Gresham, G. E., Duncan, P. W., Stason, W. B., Adams, J., Adelman, A., Alexander, D. N., Bishop, D. S., Diller, L., Donaldson, N. E., Granger, C. V., Holland, A. L., Kelly-Hayes, M., McDowell, F. H., Myers, L., Phipps, M. A., Roth, E. J., Siebens, H. C., Tarvin, G. A. & Trombly, C. A., Dec 1 1996, In : Journal of Pharmaceutical Care in Pain and Symptom Control. 4, 4, p. 61-94 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Referral and Consultation
Rehabilitation
Private Sector
Practice Guidelines
Stroke Rehabilitation