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Selected Research Publications from Studies Funded by the Center for Effectiveness & Safety Research

simcausal R package: conducting transparent and reproducible simulation studies of causal effect estimation with complex longitudinal data

​Sofrygin O, van der Laan MJ, Neugebauer R
Journal of Statistical Software 81(2)
October 2017
PubMed Abstract

Use of posttreatment imaging and biomarkers in survivors of early-stage breast cancer: Inappropriate surveillance or necessary CARE

Hahn EE, Tang T, Lee JS, Munoz-Plaza CE, Shen E, Rowley B, Maeda JL, Mosen DM, Ruckdeschel JC, Gould MK
Cancer 122(6):908-16
March 2016
PubMed Abstract

Low back imaging when not indicated: a descriptive cross-system analysis

Gold R, Esterberg E, Hollombe C, Arkind J, Vakarcs PA, Tran H, Burdick T, Devoe JE, Horberg MA
The Permanente Journal 20(2) Epub ahead of print
February 2016
PubMed Abstract

Patient reported outcomes for diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Bredfeldt C, Altschuler A, Adams AS, Portz JD, Bayliss EA
Journal of Diabetes and its Complications 29(8):1112-1118
November-December 2015
PubMed Abstract

Use of imaging for staging of early-stage breast cancer in two integrated health care systems: adherence with a Choosing Wisely recommendation

​Hahn EE, Tang T, Lee JS, Munoz-Plaza CE, Odesina JO, Shen E, Rowley B, Maeda JL, Mosen DM, Ruckdeschel JC, Gould MK
Journal of Oncology Practice 11(3):908-16
May 2015
PubMed Abstract

The importance of considering different healthcare settings when estimating the burden of Clostridium difficile

Kuntz JL, Polgreen PM
Clinical Infectious Diseases 60(6):831-836
March 2015

Medicare STAR excludes diabetes patients with poor CVD risk factor control

Schmittdiel JA,  Raebel MA, Dyer MS, Steiner JF, Goodrich GK, Karter AJ, Nichols GA
American Journal of Managed Care 20(12):e573-e581  
Feb 2015

Health care system-level factors associated with performance on medicare STAR adherence metrics in a large, integrated delivery system

Schmittdiel JA, Nichols GA, Dyer MS, Steiner JF, Karter AJ, Raebel MA
Medical Care ePub 
Feb 2015
PubMed Abstract

Treatment patterns for ductal carcinoma in situ from 2000-2010 across six integrated health plans

Feigelson HS, Carroll NM, Weinmann S, Haque R, Yu C-L, Butler MG, Waitzfelder B, Wrenn MG, Capra A, McGlynn EA, Habel LA
SpringerPlus 4(24):1-8
Jan 2015
PubMed Abstract

Genital herpes and its treatment in relation to preterm delivery

Li DK, Raebel MA, Cheetham TC, Hansen C, Avalos L, Chen H, Davis R
American Journal of Epidemiology 180(11):1109-1117 
Nov 2014
PubMed Abstract

Comparative effectiveness of adjunctive bevacizumab for advanced lung cancer

Ritzwoller DP, Carroll NM, Delate T, Hornbrook MC, Kushi L, Bowles EJA, Loggers ET, Menter A
Journal of Thoracic Oncology 9(5):692-701 
May 2014
PubMed Abstract

Factors associated with first-line bevacizumab use in advanced non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer

Delate T, Won K, Carroll NM, Hornbrook M, Bowles EJA, Menter A, Loggers ET, Ritzwoller D
Journal of Cancer Research & Therapy 2(1):1-8 
Jan 2014

Comparative effectiveness topics from a large, integrated delivery system

Danforth KN, Patnode CD, Kapka TJ, Butler MG, Collins B, Compton-Phillips A, Baxter RJ, Weissberg J, McGlynn EA, Whitlock EP
The Permanente Journal 17(4):4-13
Fall 2013
PubMed Abstract

Prostate-specific antigen and prostate cancer mortality: a systematic review

Wallner LP, Jacobsen SJ
American Journal of Preventive Medicine 45(3):318-26
September 2013
PubMed Abstract

Neonatal outcomes after antenatal influenza immunization during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic: impact on preterm birth, birth weight, and small for gestational age birth

Richards JL, Hansen C, Bredfeldt C, Bednarczyk RA, Steinhoff MC, Adjaye-Gbewonyo D, Ault K, Gallagher M, Orenstein W, Davis RL, Omer SB
Clinical Infectious Diseases 56(9):1216-22
May 2013
PubMed Abstract

Surgical outcomes of total knee replacement according to diabetes status and glycemic control, 2001-2009

Adams AL, Paxton EW, Wang JQ, Johnson ES, Bayliss EA, Ferrara A, Nakasato C, Bini SA, Namba RS
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume 95(6):481-487
Mar 2013

A large, population-based study of 2009 pandemic Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 infection diagnosis during pregnancy and outcomes for mothers and neonates

Hansen C, Desai S, Bredfeldt C, Cheetham C, Gallagher M, Li DK, Raebel MA, Riedlinger K, Shay DK, Thompson M, Davis RL
The Journal of Infectious Diseases 206(8):1260-8
Oct 2012  
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