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Hospital-Level Care at Home for Acutely Ill Adults: a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

, Hospital Medicine, Pharmacy, Laboratory, and Population Health. Corresponding Author: David M. Levine, MD MPH MA; Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston

Gathering Perspectives on Extended Family Influence on African American Children's Physical Activity

School of Medicine Janice V. Bowie University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine David M. Levine Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Background: The family environment is a key determinant of children's

MiRNA-Related SNPs and Risk of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma and Barrett’s Esophagus: Post Genome-Wide Association Analysis in the BEACON Consortium

Incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EA) has increased substantially in recent decades. Multiple risk factors have been identified for EA and its precursor, Barrett’s esophagus (BE), such as reflux, European ancestry, male sex, obesity, and tobacco smoking, and several germline genetic variants were recently associated with disease risk. Using data from the Barrett’s and...

Integrative post-genome-wide association analysis of CDKN2A and TP53 SNPs and risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma

Incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EA) in Western countries has increased markedly in recent decades. Although several risk factors have been identified for EA and its precursor, Barrett’s esophagus (BE), including reflux, Caucasian race, male gender, obesity, and smoking, less is known about the role of inherited genetic variation. Frequent somatic mutations in the tumor...

Identification of HKDC1 and BACE2 as Genes Influencing Glycemic Traits During Pregnancy Through Genome-Wide Association Studies

M. Geoffrey Hayes Margrit Urbanek Marie-France Hivert Loren L. Armstrong Jean Morrison Cong Guo Lynn P. Lowe Douglas A. Scheftner Anna Pluzhnikov David M. Levine Caitlin P. McHugh Christine M

A randomized controlled trial of interventions to enhance patient-physician partnership, patient adherence and high blood pressure control among ethnic minorities and poor persons: study protocol NCT00123045

Background Disparities in health and healthcare are extensively documented across clinical conditions, settings, and dimensions of healthcare quality. In particular, studies show that ethnic minorities and persons with low socioeconomic status receive poorer quality of interpersonal or patient-centered care than whites and persons with higher socioeconomic status. Strong evidence...

Pathway and gene-set activation measurement from mRNA expression data: the tissue distribution of human pathways

Background Interpretation of lists of genes or proteins with altered expression is a critical and time-consuming part of microarray and proteomics research, but relatively little attention has been paid to methods for extracting biological meaning from these output lists. One powerful approach is to examine the expression of predefined biological pathways and gene sets, such as...

Germline Genetic Contributions to Risk for Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, Barrett’s Esophagus, and Gastroesophageal Reflux

Background Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EA) is an increasingly common cancer with poor survival. Barrett’s esophagus (BE) is the main precursor to EA, and every year 0.12% to 0.5% of BE patients progress to EA. BE typically arises on a background of chronic gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), one of the risk factors for EA.