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Clinical Epidemiology Research Center (CERC)

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Selected CERC Publications

The following is a list of selected recent publications by CSP Investigators at the Clinical Epidemiology Research Center. The overall portfolio of projects and articles reflects the Center's broad diversity of investigators, as well as active collaborations with other researchers both within and beyond the Center.

Harvey PD, Posner K, Rajeevan N, et al. Suicidal Ideation and Behavior in US Veterans with Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder. J Psychiatr Res 2018.

Ciarleglio MM, Aslan M, Proctor SP, et. al. Associations of Stress Exposures and Social Support with Subsequent Long-Term Mental Health Outcomes Among U.S. Iraq War Veterans. Behav Ther 2018.

Vasterling JJ, Aslan M, Lee LO, et al. Longitudinal Associations Among PTSD Symptoms, TBI, and Neurocognitive Functioning in Army Soldiers Deployed to the Iraq War. J Int Neuropsychol Soc 2017.

Harvey PH, Aslan M, Du M. Factor Structure of Cognition and Functional Capacity in Two Studies of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder: Implications for Genomic Studies. Neuropsychology 2016.

Hou L, Sun N, Shrikant M, et al. Impact of Genotyping Errors on Statistical Power of Association Tests in Genomic Analyses: A Case Study. Genet Epidemiol 2016.

Gaziano M, Concato J, Brophy M. Million Veteran Program (MVP): A Mega-biobank to Study Genetic Influences on Health and Disease. J Clin Epidemiol 2016.

Vasterling J, Proctor S, Aslan M. Military, Demographic, and Psychosocial Predictors of Military Retention in Enlisted Army Soldiers 12 Months After Deployment. Mil Med 2015.

Alosco ML, Aslan M, Du M.  Consistency of Recall for Deployment-releated Traumatic Brain Injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil 2015.

Harvey PD, Siever LJ, Huang GD, Muralidhar S, Zhao H, Miller P, Aslan M, Mane S, McNamara M, Gleason T, Brophy M, Przygodszki R, O’Leary TJ, Gaziano JM, Concato J. The Genetics of Functional Disability in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Illness: Methods and Initial Results for VA Cooperative Study #572. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 2014;165:381-389.

Federman DG, Pitkin P, Carbone V, Concato J, Kravetz JD. Screening for prostate cancer: are digital rectal examinations being performed? Hosp Pract. 2014;42:103-107.
Vaz Fragoso CA, McAvay G, Gill TM, Concato J, Quanjer PH, Van Ness PH. Ethnic differences in respiratory impairment. Thorax. 2014;69:55-62.
Graham-Steed T, Uchio E, Wells CK, Aslan M, Ko J, Concato J. ‘Race’ and prostate cancer mortality in equal-access healthcare systems. Am J Med. 2013;126:1084-1088.
Sico JJ, Concato J, Wells CK, Lo AC, Nadeau SE, Williams LS, Peixoto AJ, Gorman M, Bolce JL, Bravata DM. Anemia is associated with poor outcomes in patients with less severe ischemic stroke. J Stroke Cereb Dis. 2013;22:271-278.
Concato J. Study design and “evidence” in patient-oriented research. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013;187:1167-1172.
Sico JJ, Phipps MS, Concato J, Wells CK, Lo AC, Nadeau SE, Williams LS, Peixoto AJ, Gorman M, Boice JL, Bravata DM. Thrombocytopenia and in-hospital mortality risk among ischemic stroke patients. J Stroke Cereb Dis. 2013;22:271-278.
Aslan M, Concato J, Peduzzi PN, Proctor SP, Schnurr PP, Marx BP, McFall M, Gleason T, Huang GD, Vasterling JJ. Design of ‘Neuropsychological and Mental Health Outcomes of Operation Iraqi Freedom: A Longitudinal Cohort Study. J Investig Med. 2013;61:569-577.
Concato J. Probabilities, uncertainty, and prostate cancer. Ann Intern Med. 2013;158:211-212.
Vaz Fragoso CA, Gill TM, McAvay G, Quanjer PH, Van Ness PH, Concato J. Respiratory impairment in older persons: when less means more. Am J Med.

Vaz Fragoso C, Concato J, McAvay G, Van Ness PH, Gill TM. Respiratory impairment and COPD hospitalization in older persons – a competing risk analysis. Eur Respir J. 2012;40:37-44.
Chao HH, Uchio E, Zhang S, Hu S, Bednarski SR, Luo X, Rose M, Concato J, Li CR. Effects of androgen deprivation on brain function in prostate cancer patients - a prospective observational cohort analysis. BMC Cancer. 2012, 12:371.
Concato J, Guarino P. Randomized trial of radical prostatectomy versus watchful waiting finds reduced risk for death but uncertainty still reigns. Evid Based Med. 2012;17:38-39.
Concato J. When to randomize, or evidence-based medicine needs medicine-based evidence. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012; 21:6-12.
Bravata DM, Ferguson J, Miech EJ, Agarwal R, McClain V, Austin C, Struve F, Foresman B, Li X, Wang Z, Williams LS, Dallas MI, Couch CD, Sico J, Vaz Fragoso C, Matthias MS, Chumbler N, Myers J, Burrus N, Dube A, French DD, Schmid AA, Concato J, Yaggi KH. Diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea in patients’ homes: The rationale and methods of the VA “Go to Sleep” Randomized-Controlled Trial. J Clin Sleep Med. 2012:8:27-35.
Concato J. Is it time for medicine-based evidence? [Editorial] JAMA 2012;307:1641-1643.
Bravata DM, Concato J, Fried T, Ranjbar N, Sadarangani T, McClain V, Struve F, Zygmunt L, Knight HJ, Lo A, Richerson GB, Gorman M, Williams LS, Brass LM, Agostini J, Mohsenin V, Roux F, Yaggi HK. Continuous positive airway pressure: Evaluation of a novel therapy for patients with acute ischemic stroke. Sleep 2012;34:1271-1277.
Vaz Fragoso C, Gill T, McAvay G, Van Ness P, Yaggi HK, Concato J. Use of Lambda-Mu-Sigma-Derived Z Score for evaluating respiratory impairment in middle-aged persons. Respir Care 2011;56:1771-1777.
Schmid AA, Kapoor JR, Miech EJ, Kuehn D, Dallas MI, Kerns RD, Lo AC, Concato J, Phipps M, Couch CD, Moran E, Williams LS, Goble LA, Bravata DM. A multidisciplinary stroke clinic for the outpatient care of veterans with cerebrovascular disease. J Multidiscip Healthc 2011;4:111-118.
Vaz Fragoso C, Gill T, McAvay G, Yaggi HK, Van Ness P, Concato J. Respiratory impairment and mortality in older persons: A novel spirometric approach. J Investig Med 2011;59;1089-1095.
Vaz Fragoso CA, Concato J, McAvay G, Yaggi HK, Van Ness PH, Gill TM. Staging the severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in older persons based on spirometic Z-scores. J Am Geriatr Soc 2011;59:1847-1854.
Concato J, Lawler EV, Lew RA, Gaziano JM, Aslan M, Huang GD. Observational methods in comparative effectiveness research. Am J Med 2010;123,Supp1:e16-e23.
Concato J, Peduzzi P, Huang GD, O’Leary TJ, Kupersmith J. Comparative effectiveness research: what kind of studies do we need? J Investig Med 2010;58:764-769.
Schmid AA, Concato J, Lo AC, Williams LS, Gorman M, Struve F, Bravata DM, Wells CK, Dallas MI, Nadeau SE, Peixoto AJ, Boice JL, McClain V. The prevalence, predictors, and outcomes of post-stroke falls in the acute hospital setting. J Rehabil Res Dev 2010;47:553-562.
Parkash V, Bifulco C, Feinn R, Concato J, Jain D. To count and how to count, that is the question. Am J Clin Pathol 2010;134:42-49.
Dichtel LE, Gurevich Df, Rifkin B, Varma P, Concato J, Peixoto AJ. Renal artery revascularization in patients with atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis and impaired renal function: conservative management versus renal artery stenting. Clin Nephrol 2010;74:113-122.
Uchio EM, Aslan M, Wells CK, Calderon J, Concato J. Impact of biochemical recurrence in prostate cancer among U.S. veterans. Arch Intern Med 2010;170:1390-1395.
Fragoso CAV, Concato J. McAvay G, Van Ness PH, Rochester CL, Yaggi HK, Gill TM. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in older persons: a comparison of two spirometric definitions. Resp Med 2010;104:1189-1196.
Bravata DM, Concato J, Fried T, Ranjbar N, Sadarangani T, McClain V, Struve F, Zygmunt L, Knight HJ, Lo A, Richerson GB, Gorman M, Williams LS, Brass LM, Agostini J, Mohsenin V, Roux F, Yaggi K. Auto-titrating continuous positive airway pressure for patients with acute transient ischemic attack. A randomized feasibility trial. Stroke. 2010;41:1464-1470.
Bravata DM, Wells CK, Lo AC, Nadeau SE, Melillo J, Chodkowski D, Struve F, Williams LS, Peixoto AJ, Gorman M, Goel P, Acompora G, McClain V, Ranjbar N, Tabereaux PB, Boice JL, Jacewicz M, Brass LM, Concato J. Processes of care associated with acute stroke outcome. Arch Intern Med. 2010;170:804-810.
Vaz Fragoso CA, Concato J, McAvay G, Van Ness PH, Rochester CL, Yaggi HK, Gill TM. The ratio of FEV1 to FVC as a basis for establishing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010;181:446-451.
Ramos J, Uchio E, Aslan M, Concato J. Changes in Gleason scores for prostate cancer: what should we expect from a measurement? J Investig Med 2010;58:625-628.
Chao HH, Mayer T, Concato J, Rose MG, Uchio E, Kelly WK. Prostate cancer, comorbidity, and participation in randomized controlled trials of therapy. J Investig Med 2010;58:566-568.
Chumbler NR, Williams LS, Wells CK, Lo AC, Nadeau S, Peixoto AJ, Gorman M, Boice JL, Concato J, Bravata DM. Derivation and validation of a clinical system for predicting pneumonia in acute stroke. Neuroepidemiology 2010;34:193-199.
Jane-wit D, Horwitz RI, Concato J. Variation in results from randomized, controlled trials: stochastic or systematic? J Clin Epidemiol 2010;63:56-63.