Recent Scholarly Publications

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Cost-effectiveness of an intensive telephone-based intervention for smoking cessation

December 2011

We calculated the incremental cost per quit of a telephone care intervention versus usual care using the provider's perspective.

Integrating tobacco cessation into mental health care for posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized, controlled trial

December 2010

Abstract CONTEXT: Most smokers with mental illness do not receive tobacco cessation treatment.

Using policy to increase prescribing of smoking cessation medications in VA

December 2010

Health literacy and child health promotion: Implications for research, clinical care, and public policy

December 2009

The nation's leading sources of morbidity and health disparities (eg, preterm birth, obesity, chronic lung disease, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, mental health disorders, and cancer)...

Effects of Externally Rated Job Demand and Control on Depression Diagnosis Claims in an Industrial Cohort

December 2009

This study examined whether externally rated job demand and control were associated with depression diagnosis claims in a heavy industrial cohort.

The Benefits of Risk Factor Prevention in Americans Aged 51 Years and Older

November 2009

Abstract Objectives. We assessed the potential health and economic benefits of reducing common risk factors in older Americans.Methods.

Extended Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Cigarette Smoking Cessation

August 2008

PRIMARY AIM: Examine the effectiveness of extended cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in promoting longer-term smoking abstinence.

Is Adolescent Smoking Related to the Density and Proximity of Tobacco Outlets and Retail Cigarette Advertising Near Schools?

August 2008

OBJECTIVE: To examine the quantity (density) and location (proximity) of tobacco outlets and retail cigarette advertising in high school neighborhoods and their association with school smoking...

Validation of Two Models to Estimate the Probability of Malignancy in Patients with Solitary Pulmonary Nodules

October 2007

Background: Effective strategies for managing patients with solitary pulmonary nodules (SPN) depend critically on the pre-test probability of malignancy.

Integrating Clinical Practice Guidelines for Smoking Cessation Into Mental Health Care for Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

April 2007

The primary study objective is to conduct a prospective, randomized controlled clinical trial that compares the effectiveness of two approaches for delivering smoking cessation treatment for...

Lung Cancer Incidence in Never Smokers

February 2007

Purpose: Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer death worldwide.

Intergenerational Health Disparities: Socioeconomic Status, Women's Health Conditions, and Child Behavior Problems

July 2005

Objective: Relatively little is known about the intergenerational mechanisms that lead to social disparities in child health.

Free nicotine replacement therapy programs vs implementing smoke-free workplaces: a cost-effectiveness comparison

June 2005

We compared the cost-effectiveness of a free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) program with a statewide smoke-free workplace policy in Minnesota.

Helicobacter Pylori Infection and the Risk of Development of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma

March 2005

Background: An increase in the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma has coincided with a decrease in the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection.

Randomized Clinical Trial of the Efficacy of Bupropion Combined with Nicotine Patch in the Treatment of Adolescent Smokers

December 2004

Adolescent smokers (N = 211) were randomized to 1 of 2 groups: (a) nicotine patch plus bupropion SR (sustained release; 150 mg per day) or (b) nicotine patch plus placebo.

Cardiovascular health and economic effects of smoke-free workplaces

July 2004

PURPOSESmoking is the leading controllable risk factor for heart disease. Only about 69% of U.S. indoor workers are currently covered by a smoke-free workplace policy.

Do Adolescent Smokers Experience Withdrawal Effects When Deprived of Nicotine?

December 2001

This is the first controlled prospective study of the effects of nicotine deprivation in adolescent smokers.

Population-based case-control study of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in western Washington State. II. Diet.

December 2000

The association of nutrient intake with the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) was investigated in a population-based case-control study conducted in three counties of western Washington...

Population-based case-control study of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in western Washington State. I. Cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption.

December 2000

The associations of cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption with the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) were investigated in a population-based case-control study conducted in three...

Antioxidant intakes and smoking status: data from the continuing survey of food intakes by individuals 1994-1996

March 2000

BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for several chronic oxidative diseases that can be ameliorated by antioxidants.

Short Term Health and Economic Benefits Smoking Cessation: Low Birth Weight

December 1999

Objective: To estimate excess direct medical costs of low birth weight from maternal smoking and short-term cost savings from smoking cessation programs before or during the first trimester of...

Helicobacter pylori Infection and Urinary Excretion of 8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine, An Oxidative DNA Adduct.

December 1998

To assess whether Helicobacter pylori-related inflammation increases oxidative DNA damage, we evaluated the association between H.

Strategy and Cost in Investigating Pulmonary Nodules and Mass Lesions

December 1998

OBJECTIVE: To compare the probability of cancer in a solitary pulmonary nodule using standard criteria with Bayesian analysis and result of 2- [F-18] fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose-positron emission...