Publications

The following list highlights recent publications produced by the EDHM CRP investigators and other EDHM faculty.

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Peer-reviewed publications associated with the EDHM CRP
Peer-reviewed publications by other EDHM faculty
Published abstracts
Non-peer-reviewed publications by EDHM faculty

Peer-reviewed publications associated with the EDHM CRP

Bhalla V, Kalogeropoulos A, Georgiopoulou V, Butler J. Serum resistin: Physiology, pathophysiology and implications for heart failure. Biomarkers Med. 2010;4(3):445-452.
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Bhalla V, Georgiopoulou V, Kalogeropoulos A, Norton C, Cole R, Laskar S, et al. Matrix Metalloproteinases, Tissue Inhibitors of Metalloproteinases, and Heart Failure Outcomes. Int J Cardiol. 2011;in press.

Cantrell D, Hollberg J, Edwards P. Emory Healthcare & EHR meaningful use. J Healthc Inf Manag. 2011;25(4):26-32.

Clarke K. Cirrhosis as a risk for surgery.Hosp Med Clin. 2012; in press. Available online 10 July 2012.
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Shabbir H, Stein J, Tong D, Bhalla V, Wang A. A real-time nursing intervention safely reduces dysglycemia and improves best practices in non-critically ill hospitalized patients. J Hosp Med. 2009:5(1):E15-E20.
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Maynard G, Stein J. Designing and implementing effective venous thromboembolism prevention protocols: Lessons from collaborative efforts. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2009;4(2):81-89.
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Mohan A, Grant J, Batalden M, McCormick D. The health of safety net hospitals following Massachusetts healthcare reform: Changes in volume, revenue, costs and operating margins from 2006 to 2009. Int J Health Serv. 2012; in press.

Tejedor SC, Tong D, Stein J, Payne C, Dressler D, Xue W, Steinberg JP. Temporary central venous catheter utilization patterns in a large tertiary care center: Tracking the "idle central venous catheter". Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012;33(1):50-57.

Wise KR, Akopov AA, Williams BR, Ido MS, Leeper KV, Dressler DD. Hospitalists and intensivists in the medical ICU: A prospective observational study comparing mortality and length of stay between two staffing models. J Hosp Med. 2011. Article first published online November 8, 2011.
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Peer-reviewed publications by other EDHM faculty

Arora VM, Manjarrez E, Dressler DD, Basaviah P, Halasyamani L, Kripalani S. Hospitalist handoffs: A systematic review and task force recommendations. J Hosp Med. 2009;4(7):433-440.
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Austin WJ, Bhalla V, Hernandez-Arce I, Isakson SR, Beede J, Clopton
P et al. Correlation and prognostic utility of B-type natriuretic peptide and its amino-terminal fragment in patients with chronic kidney disease.. Am J Clin Pathol. 2006;126(4):506-12.
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Beede J, Bhalla V, Kazanegra R, Maisel AS. Evaluation of B-type natriuretic peptide levels in normal and pre-eclamptic women during pregnancy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004; 43(5, Supplement 1):A171.
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Bhalla MA, Bhalla V, Duniya A, Maisel AS et al. Prospective study in
search of an optimal B-type natriuretic peptide level to screen patients
for cardiac dysfunction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004; 43(5, Supplement 1,):A172.

Bhalla MA, Chiang A, Epshteyn, VA, Bhalla V, Kazanegra R, Clopton et al. Prognostic role of Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) levels in patients with type II diabetes mellitus. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004; 44(5):1047-52.
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Bhalla V, Bhalla MA, Maisel AS.. Evolution of BNP in evaluation of
shock in ICU. Crit Care Med. 2004; 32(8):1787-1789.

Bhalla V, Erickson S, Bhalla MA, Lin JP, Clopton P, Gardetto N et al. Diagnostic ability of B-type natriuretic peptide and impedance cardiography testing to identify ventricular dysfunction in hypertensives. Am J Hypertens. 2005; 18(2 Pt
2):73S-81S.
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Bhalla V, Lee S, Maisel AS. Biomarkers of CHF. ADVANCE for
Administrators of the Laboratory. 2004; 13(4):64.

Bhalla V, Liu J, Puckett JL, Mittal RK. Symptom hypersensitivity to acid infusion is associated with hypersensitivity of esophageal contractility. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2004; 287(1):G65-71.
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Bhalla V, Maisel AS. B-type natriuretic peptide and its role in
diagnosis and monitoring of heart failure. Bus Brief Emerg Med Rev.
2005, Jun; 2005(.):44-48.

Bhalla V, Maisel AS. B-Type Natriuretic peptide in the neurohormonal hierarchy in heart failure. Cardiovasc Rev Rep. 2004; 25(3):100-4.

Bhalla V, Maisel AS.. B-Type natriuretic peptide - A biomarker for all the right reasons. Ital Heart J. 2004; 5(6):417-20.

Bhalla V, Willis S, Maisel AS. B-type natriuretic peptide: the level and the drug--partners in the diagnosis and management of congestive heart failure. Congest Heart Fail. 2004; 10(S1):3-27.
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Brenden CK, Hollander JE, Guss D, McCullough PA, Nowak R, Green G, Saltzberg M, Ellison SR, Bhalla MA, Bhalla V et al. Gray zone BNP levels in heart failure patients in the emergency department: results from the Rapid Emergency Department Heart Failure Outpatient Trial (REDHOT) multicenter
study. Am Heart J. 2006; 151(5):1006-11.
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Brown WV, Moussa M. Perspectives from the Anithyperintensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial-Lipid Lowering Trial and the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial - Lipid Lowering Arm. Curr Opin Lipidol. 2003; 14:593-597.

Bush-Knapp ME, Brinsley-Rainisch KJ, Lawton-Ciccarone RM, Sinkowitz-Cochran RL, Dressler DD, Budnitz T, Williams MV.  Spreading the word, not the Infection: reaching hospitalists about the prevention of antimicrobial resistance.  Am J Infect Control. 2007; 35(10): 656-661.
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Bush-Knapp ME, Budnitz T, Lawton-Ciccarone RM, Sinkowitz-Cochran RL, Brinsley-Rainisch, Dressler DD, Williams MV.  The impact of Society of Hospital Medicine workshops on hospitalists' knowledge and perceptions of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance.  J Hosp Med. 2007; 2: 268-273.
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Cheekati V, Osburne RC, Jameson KA, Cook CB. Insulin therapy for inpatients with diabetes: perceptions of resident physicians from disparate geographic training programs. Insulin. 2009;4(2):106-113.
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Cheekati V, Osburne RC, Jameson KA, Cook CB. Perceptions of Resident Physicians About Management of Inpatient Hyperglycemia in an Urban Hospital, J Hosp Med. 2009;4:E1-E8.
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Daniels LB, Bhalla V, Clopton P, Hollander JE, Guss D, McCullough PA et al. B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels and ethnic disparities in perceived severity of heart failure: results from the Rapid Emergency Department Heart Failure Outpatient Trial (REDHOT) multicenter study of BNP levels and emergency department de. J Card Failure. 2006; 12(4):281-5.
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Daniels LB, Clopton P, Bhalla V, Krishnaswamy P, Nowak RM, McCord J et al. How obesity affects the cutpoints for B-type natriuretic peptide in the diagnosis of acute heart failure. Results from the Breathing Not Properly Multinational Study. Am Heart J. 2006; 151(5):999-1005.
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Dressler DD, Jacobson TA. Effects of race on lipid-lowering management in hospitalized patients with coronary heart disease. Am J of Cardiol. 2004; 93(9):1167-70.
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Fitzgerald RL, Cremo R, Gardetto N, Chiu A, Bhalla V, Maisel AS. The effect of nesiritide in combination with standard therapy on serum concentrations of natriuretic peptides in patients admitted for decompensated congestive heart failure. Am Heart J. 2005; 150(3):471-7.
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Fitzgerald RL, Cremo R, Gardetto N, Chiu A, Bhalla V, Maisel AS. Utility of B-type natriuretic peptide and ProBNP in evaluation of patients receiving natrecor therapy (UBET study). J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004; 43,(5, Supplement 1):A171-A172.
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Fitzgerald RL, Maisel A, Bhalla V. Response to letter to the editor by Cheng. Am Heart J. 2006, Apr; 151(4):e3.
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Harris TH, Davis WW, Le N, Eggleston B, Austin GE, Moussa M, Brown V. Free oxygen radicals in whole blood correlate strongly with high-sensitivity C-reactive protein. J Clin Lipidology. 2007; 1:593-598.
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Harrison A, Bhalla V, Gardetto N, Maisel AS. Evolving use of B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) at the first United States institution to implement its commercial use. Clin Chem. 2004; 50(9):1714-5.
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Jung, HY, Puckett JL, Bhalla V, Feria MR, Bhargava V, Liu J,
Mittal RK. Asynchrony between the circular and the longitudinal muscle contraction in patients with nutcracker esophagus. Gastroenterology. 2005; 128(5):1179-86.
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Kho A, Kripalani S, Dressler DD. Use of Handheld Computers in Medical Education: A Systematic Review. J Gen Intern Med, 2006; 21(5):531-537.

Kobaidze K, Salakaia A, Blumberg HM. Over the counter availability of antituberculosis drugs in tbilisi, Georgia in the setting of a high prevalence of MDR-TB. Interdiscip Perspect Infect Dis. 2009;2009:513-609. Epub 2009 Jun 11.
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Kripalani S, Pope AC, Rask K, Hunt K, Dressler DD, Branch WT, Zhang R, Williams MV. Hospitalists as teachers. J Gen Intern Med. 2004; 19(1):8-15.

Langah R, Brahmbhatt V. Discrete Sub-aortic Stenosis: Two Case Reports with Atypical Age Presentation. South Med J; 101(8):858.

Langah R, Latour E, Spicer K, Gordon L. Effect of Fasting With or Without Lipid Meal on PET-CT Myocardial FDG Uptake in Oncology Patients. J Nucl Med. 2009; 50 (Supplement 2):137. 

Langah H, Spicer K, Gebregziabher M, Gordon L. Effectiveness of prolonged fasting 18f-FDG PET-CT in the detection of cardiac sarcoidosis. J Nucl Cardiol. 2009; 16(5):801.
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Langah R, Spicer K, Gordon L. Comparison of 18FDG PET (FFDG) and 67Gallium Citrate SPECT Scanning (GSS) For Detection of Cardiac Sarcoidosis. J Nucl Med. 2008; 49 (Supplement 1):198P.

Langah R, Spicer K, Rosol M, Chang R. Determination of the extent of fasting required to inhibit physiologic myocardial FDG utilization in normal rats. J Nucl Med. 2009; 50 (Supplement 2):305.

Langah R, Spicer K, Strange P, Gordon L. Comparison of Attenuation Corrected (AC) to Non-Attenuation Corrected (NAC) Myocardial Perfusion Scan (MPS) Using Visually Analyzed Score (VAS). J Nucl Med. 2008;49 (Supplement 1):198P.

Latour E, Langah R, Spicer K, Gordon L. Added Value of Visually Estimated Coronary Calcium with SPECT/CT MPI.  J Nucl Med. 2009;50 (Supplement 2):1155.

Maisel AS , Bhalla V, Braunwald E.. Cardiac biomarkers: a contemporary status report. Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med. 2006;3(1):24-34.

Maisel AS, Clopton P, Krishnaswamy P, Nowak RM, McCord J, Hollander JE, Duc P, Omland T, Storrow AB, Abraham WT, Wu AH, Steg G, Westheim A, Knudsen CW, Perez A, Kazanegra R, Bhalla V et al. Impact of age, race, and sex on the ability of B-type natriuretic peptide to aid in the emergency diagnosis of heart failure: results from the breathing not properly (BNP) multinational study. Am Heart J. 2004;147(6):1078-1084.
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Maisel A, Hollander JE, Guss D, McCullough P, Nowak R, Green G, Saltzberg MA, Bhalla V et al. Primary Results of the Rapid Emergency Department Heart Failure Outpatient Trial (REDHOT): A multi-center study of BNP levels, emergency physician decision making, and outcomes in patients presenting with shortness of breath. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004;44(6):1328-33.
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Mittal RK, Bhalla V. Oesophageal motor functions and its disorders: Recent advances in clinical practice. GUT. 2004;53(10):1536-42.
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Mittal RK, Liu J, Puckett JL, Bhalla V, Bhargava V, Tipnis N, Kassab G. Sensory and motor function of the esophagus: Lessons from ultrasound imaging. Gastroenterology. 2005;128(2):487-97.
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Mittal RK, Padda , Bhalla V, Bhargava V, Liu J. Synchrony between circular and longitudinal muscle contractions during peristalsis in normal subjects. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2006;290(3):G431-8.
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McKean S, Budnitz T, Dressler D, Amin A, Pistoria M.  How to Use the Core Competencies in Hospital Medicine. J Hosp Med. 2006;1:57-67.
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Pistoria M, Amin A, Dressler D, McKean S, Budnitz T.  Core competencies in Hospital Medicine. J Hosp Med. 2006;1(supplement 1):1 - 95.

Puckett JL, Bhalla V, Liu J, Kassab G, Mittal RK.. Oesophageal wall stress and muscle hypertrophy in high amplitude oesophageal contractions. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2005;17(6):791-9.
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Puckett JL, Liu J, Bhalla V, Kravetz D, Krinsky ML, Hassanein T, Mittal RK. Ultrasound system to measure esophageal varix pressure: an in vitro validation study. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2005;288(5):G914-9.
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Resnik JL, Hong C, Resnik R, Kazanegra R, Beede J, Bhalla V, Maisel A.. Evaluation of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in normal and preeclamptic women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005;193(2):450-454.
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Sheen V, Bhalla V, Tulua-Tata A, Bhalla MA, Weiss D, Chiu A et al. The use of B-Type Natriuretic Peptide to assess volume status in patients with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Am Heart J. 2007;153(2):244.e1-5.
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Strange P, Langah R, Spicer K, Gordon L. Comparison of 99m-technetium (TC) Tetrofosmin (TF) and Sestamibi (MIBI) in detection of obstructive coronary artery Disease. J Nucl Med. 2008;49(Supplement 1):196P.

Strunk A, Bhalla V, Clopton P, Nowak RM, McCord J, Hollander JE et al. Impact of the history of congestive heart failure on accuracy of BNP in the emergency diagnosis of heart failure: results from the breathing not properly (BNP) multinational study. J Card Failure. 2004;10(4, Supplement 1,):S50.
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Strunk A, Bhalla V, Clopton P, Nowak RM, McCord J, Hollander
JE et al. Impact of the history of congestive heart failure on the utility of B-type natriuretic peptide in the emergency diagnosis of heart failure: results from the Breathing Not Properly Multinational Study. Am J Med. 2006; 119(1):69 e1-11.
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Willens HJ, Chirinos JA, Brown WV, Davis WW, Herrington DM, Mosca L, Homma S, Moussa M, et al. Usefulness of arterial compliance in the thigh in predicting exercise capacity in individuals without coronary heart disease. Am J Cardiol. 2005;96:306-310.
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Published Abstracts

Beede J, Bhalla V, Kazanegra R, Maisel AS.. Evaluation of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in normal and preeclamptic women. J Card Failure. 2004; 10(4 Supplement):S49.
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Bhalla MA, Chiang A, Epshteyn VA, Bhalla V, Kazanegra R, Clopton P et al. Prognostic role of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. J Card Failure. 2004; 10(4, Supplement 1,):S48.
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Bhalla V, Bhalla M, Clopton P, Gardetto N, Maisel AS. N-terminal pro B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (Nt proBNP) and prediction of subsequent heart failure events in Class A and B heart failure patients. J Card Failure. 2007; 13(6, Supplement 2,):S106.
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Bhalla V, Bhalla M, Clopton P, Gardetto N, Maisel AS. B-Type
Natriuretic peptide levels and prediction of subsequent heart failure
events in class A and B heart failure patients. J Card Failure. 2007; 13(6, Supplement 2):S161.
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Fitzgerald RL, Cremo R, Gardetto N, Chiu A, Bhalla V, Maisel AS. The effect of nesiritide on serum levels of B-natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal proBNP (NT-proBNP) in patients admitted for
decompensated congestive heart failure. J Card Failure. 2004; 10(4, Supplement 1):S52.
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Kho A, Kripalani S, Dressler DD. Personal digital assistants at the point of care: a training program for medical students. J Gen Intern Med. 2004; 19(S1):92.

Langah H, Spicer K, Gebregziabher M, Gordon L. Effectiveness of prolonged fasting 18f-FDG PET-CT in the detection of cardiac sarcoidosis. J Nucl Cardiol. 2009. Link to abstract 

Sheen V, Bhalla V, Tulua-Tata A, Bhalla MA, Weiss D, Chiu A. The use of B-type natriuretic peptide to assess volume status in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). J Card Failure. 2004;(4 Supplement 1,):S46.
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Smith GR, O'Malley E, Stein J. Use of an Insulin Infusion Conversion Equation (IICE) to Improve Inpatient Glycemic Control. J Hosp Medicine. 2008 Mar-Apr;3(S1):40.

Stein J, Tejedor SC, Shabbir H, O'Malley E. Situational Awareness Improves Prevalence of VTE Prophylaxis on Multiple Nursing Units. J Hosp Medicine. 2008 Mar-Apr;3(S1):40-41.

VanderEnde D, O'Malley E. A Survey of Hospitalists Transfusion Practices. J Hosp Med. 2008 Mar-Apr;3(S1):44.

Warford K, Wright W, Grossman S. Integration of Palliative Care in the Neuro-Intensive Care Unit. J Pain Symptom Manag. 2009;37(3):560-61.

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Non-peer-reviewed publications by EDHM faculty

Bhalla V, Maisel A. Utility of B-Type natriuretic peptide in evaluation and management of congestive heart failure and shock. In: Mohsenifar Z, SooHoo GW, eds. Practical Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine: Disease Management. New York: Informa Healthcare, Taylor and Francis group; 2006: 315-342.

Clarke K, Purohit A, Dressler D. What is the best empiric therapy for community-acquired cellulitis? The Hospitalist. 2009;13(7):12-14.

Doss M, Mohan A. Corticosteroids improve survival i n severe alcoholic hepatitis. The Hospitalist, The eWire. 2011 July 20 [review].

Grossman S.  Palliative sedation to alleviate intractable distress of the dying patient. Journal Watch Hospital Medicine 2009 Nov 16 [review].
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Grossman S, Mahoney M. Palliative care assessment. In Glasheen J:  Hospital Medicine Secrets. St. Louis, 2007, Elsevier

Grossman S, Mahoney M. Palliative care. In Williams M:  Comprehensive Hospital Medicine. Philadelphia, 2007, W.B.Saunders.

Hollberg J. What is best approach to treating an upper extremity DVT?  The Hospitalist, 2009.

Maisel A, Bhalla V, Bhalla MA,. (2006). Endocrine changes in CHF. In: DeGroot LJ, Jameson JL, eds. Endocrinology. 5th ed. Chicago: Elsevier-Saunders; 2006: Chapter 34.

Maisel A, Bhalla V, Bhalla MA, Narayan SM.. (2005). Natriuretic peptide and sudden cardiac death in patients with congestive heart failure. In Kohl P, Sachs F, Franz MR, eds. Cardiac Mechano-Electric Feedback & Arrhythmias: From Pipette to Patient. Baltimore, MD: Elsevier Saunders; 2005: 240-248.

Maynard G, Stein J. VTE Prevention Guide. Epub http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/ vteguide Sep 2008.

Pistoria M, Amin A, Dressler D, McKean S, Budnitz T (eds).  Core Competencies in Hospital Medicine. J Hosp Med. 2006;1(supplement 1):1- 95.

Purdie B, Harris A, Beitler J. Radiation Oncology Concepts. Trafford Publishing; 2009.

Stein J, Maynard G. Preventing Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism: A Guide for Effective Quality Improvement. The Hospitalist. 2008;12(Suppl 8).

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