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    Mark Pletcher, MD, MPH

    TitleAssociate Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentEpidemiology & Biostatistics
    Address185 Berry Street W
    San Francisco CA 94143
    Phone415-514-8008

       Biography 
       Education and Training
      Institution Degree School or Department Year
      University of California, San Francisco Residency School of Medicine
      University of California, San FranciscoM.D.School of Medicine1998

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      As an epidemiologist and a general internal medicine physician, my research is designed to inform clinical decision-making and policy relevant to primary care and prevention. I focus on prevention of cardiovascular disease, and have particular interests in early life causes of atherosclerosis, primordial and primary coronary heart disease and stroke prevention, clinical decision-making regarding use of preventive medications (statins and anti-hypertensives) and screening for subclinical cardiovascular disease. I have special expertise in study design, decision and cost-effectiveness analysis, risk prediction, and evaluating the clinical utility of biomarkers, and I currently lead an effort supported by NIH’s Economics of Prevention Common Fund Initiative, a data coordinating center for a major ongoing multicenter clinical trial, and the Health eHeart Study, an online technology-enabled cardiovascular cohort study. I help lead our nationally-recognized clinical research training programs, teach clinical research methods (Course Director for 2 classes), mentor students, fellows and junior faculty members, and see patients in the general medicine clinic at UCSF/Mt Zion.


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      1. Phillips KA, Trosman JR, Kelley RK, Pletcher MJ, Douglas MP, Weldon CB. Genomic sequencing: assessing the health care system, policy, and big-data implications. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Jul 1; 33(7):1246-53.
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      2. Pletcher MJ, Lo B, Grady D. Informed consent in randomized quality improvement trials: a critical barrier for learning health systems. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 May 1; 174(5):668-70.
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      3. Auer R, Vittinghoff E, Kiefe C, Reis JP, Rodondi N, Khodneva YA, Kertesz SG, Cornuz J, Pletcher MJ. Change in physical activity after smoking cessation: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study. Addiction. 2014 Apr 1.
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      4. Yaffe K, Vittinghoff E, Pletcher MJ, Hoang TD, Launer LJ, Whitmer R, Coker LH, Sidney S. Early adult to midlife cardiovascular risk factors and cognitive function. Circulation. 2014 Apr 15; 129(15):1560-7.
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      5. Gunderson EP, Chiang V, Pletcher MJ, Jacobs DR, Quesenberry CP, Sidney S, Lewis CE. History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Future Risk of Atherosclerosis in Mid-life: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014; 3(2):e000490.
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      6. Pletcher MJ, Pignone M, Earnshaw S, McDade C, Phillips KA, Auer R, Zablotska L, Greenland P. Using the coronary artery calcium score to guide statin therapy: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 Mar 1; 7(2):276-84.
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      7. Fontil V, Pletcher MJ, Khanna R, Guzman D, Victor R, Bibbins-Domingo K. Physician Underutilization of Effective Medications for Resistant Hypertension at Office Visits in the United States: NAMCS 2006-2010. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Mar; 29(3):468-76.
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      8. Grewal SK, Haas AF, Pletcher MJ, Resneck JS. Compliance by California tanning facilities with the nation's first statewide ban on use before the age of 18 years. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Dec; 69(6):883-889.e4.
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      9. Shin J, Pletcher MJ. Risk of emergent bradycardia associated with the use of carvedilol and metoprolol in routine clinical practice. Am J Med. 2013 Sep; 126(9):805-810.e5.
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      10. Raynor LA, Schreiner PJ, Loria CM, Carr JJ, Pletcher MJ, Shikany JM. Associations of retrospective and concurrent lipid levels with subclinical atherosclerosis prediction after 20 years of follow-up: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study. Ann Epidemiol. 2013 Aug; 23(8):492-7.
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      11. Pletcher MJ, Sibley CT, Pignone M, Vittinghoff E, Greenland P. Interpretation of the coronary artery calcium score in combination with conventional cardiovascular risk factors: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Circulation. 2013 Sep 3; 128(10):1076-84.
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      12. Shin J, Gonzales M, Pletcher MJ. Risk of emergent bradycardia associated with initiation of immediate- or slow-release metoprolol. Pharmacotherapy. 2013 Dec; 33(12):1353-61.
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      13. Pignone M, Earnshaw S, McDade C, Pletcher MJ. Effect of including cancer mortality on the cost-effectiveness of aspirin for primary prevention in men. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Nov; 28(11):1483-91.
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      14. Zeki Al Hazzouri A, Haan MN, Neuhaus JM, Pletcher M, Peralta CA, López L, Pérez Stable EJ. Cardiovascular risk score, cognitive decline, and dementia in older Mexican Americans: the role of sex and education. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013 Apr; 2(2):e004978.
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      15. Newman TB, Pletcher MJ, Hulley SB. Re: Childhood lipid screening: evidence and conflicts. Pediatrics. 2013 Apr; 131(4):e1385-6.
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      16. Khanna RR, Victor RG, Bibbins-Domingo K, Shapiro MF, Pletcher MJ. Missed opportunities for treatment of uncontrolled hypertension at physician office visits in the United States, 2005 through 2009. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Sep 24; 172(17):1344-5.
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      17. Newman TB, Pletcher MJ, Hulley SB. Overly aggressive new guidelines for lipid screening in children: evidence of a broken process. Pediatrics. 2012 Aug; 130(2):349-52.
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      18. He H, Zhao Z, Chen J, Ni Y, Zhong J, Yan Z, Li Y, Liu D, Pletcher MJ, Zhu Z. Metformin-based treatment for obesity-related hypertension: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. J Hypertens. 2012 Jul; 30(7):1430-9.
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      19. Viera AJ, Lin FC, Hinderliter AL, Shimbo D, Person SD, Pletcher MJ, Jacobs DR. Nighttime blood pressure dipping in young adults and coronary artery calcium 10-15 years later: the coronary artery risk development in young adults study. Hypertension. 2012 Jun; 59(6):1157-63.
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      20. Rodondi N, Locatelli I, Aujesky D, Butler J, Vittinghoff E, Simonsick E, Satterfield S, Newman AB, Wilson PW, Pletcher MJ, Bauer DC. Framingham risk score and alternatives for prediction of coronary heart disease in older adults. PLoS One. 2012; 7(3):e34287.
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      21. Kertesz SG, Khodneva Y, Richman J, Tucker JA, Safford MM, Jones B, Schumacher J, Pletcher MJ. Trajectories of drug use and mortality outcomes among adults followed over 18 years. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Jul; 27(7):808-16.
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      22. Pletcher MJ, Vittinghoff E, Kalhan R, Richman J, Safford M, Sidney S, Lin F, Kertesz S. Association between marijuana exposure and pulmonary function over 20 years. JAMA. 2012 Jan 11; 307(2):173-81.
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      23. Galper BZ, Moran A, Coxson PG, Pletcher MJ, Heidenreich P, Lazar LD, Rodondi N, Wang YC, Goldman L. Using stress testing to guide primary prevention of coronary heart disease among intermediate-risk patients: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Circulation. 2012 Jan 17; 125(2):260-70.
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      24. Bibbins-Domingo K, Pletcher MJ. Blood pressure matters, even during young adulthood. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Nov 29; 58(23):2404-5.
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      25. Hamidovic A, Goodloe RJ, Bergen AW, Benowitz NL, Styn MA, Kasberger JL, Choquet H, Young TR, Meng Y, Palmer C, Pletcher M, Kertesz S, Hitsman B, Spring B, Jorgenson E. Gene-centric analysis of serum cotinine levels in African and European American populations. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2012 Mar; 37(4):968-74.
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      26. Kroenke CH, Pletcher MJ, Lin J, Blackburn E, Adler N, Matthews K, Epel E. Telomerase, telomere length, and coronary artery calcium in black and white men in the CARDIA study. Atherosclerosis. 2012 Feb; 220(2):506-12.
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      27. Eisenberg ML, Park Y, Hollenbeck AR, Lipshultz LI, Schatzkin A, Pletcher MJ. Fatherhood and the risk of cardiovascular mortality in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. Hum Reprod. 2011 Dec; 26(12):3479-85.
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      28. Pletcher MJ. Cardiovascular risk stratification, hemoglobin a1c, and the tempo of translation: comment on "Cardiovascular risk prediction in diabetic men and women using hemoglobin A1c vs diabetes as a high-risk equivalent". Arch Intern Med. 2011 Oct 24; 171(19):1718-20.
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      29. Lazar LD, Pletcher MJ, Coxson PG, Bibbins-Domingo K, Goldman L. Cost-effectiveness of statin therapy for primary prevention in a low-cost statin era. Circulation. 2011 Jul 12; 124(2):146-53.
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      30. Pletcher MJ, Pignone M. Evaluating the clinical utility of a biomarker: a review of methods for estimating health impact. Circulation. 2011 Mar 15; 123(10):1116-24.
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      31. Gillum LA, Gouveia C, Dorsey ER, Pletcher M, Mathers CD, McCulloch CE, Johnston SC. NIH disease funding levels and burden of disease. PLoS One. 2011; 6(2):e16837.
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      32. Simon LJ, Bizamcer AN, Lidz CW, Stefan S, Pletcher MJ. Disparities in opioid prescribing for patients with psychiatric diagnoses presenting with pain to the emergency department. Emerg Med J. 2012 Mar; 29(3):201-4.
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      33. Reiner AP, Kahn A, Eisner BH, Pletcher MJ, Sadetsky N, Williams OD, Polak JF, Jacobs DR, Stoller ML. Kidney stones and subclinical atherosclerosis in young adults: the CARDIA study. J Urol. 2011 Mar; 185(3):920-5.
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      34. Nanchen D, Pletcher MJ, Cornuz J, Marques-Vidal PM, Paccaud F, Waeber G, Vollenweider P, Rodondi N. Public health impact of statin prescribing strategies based on JUPITER. Prev Med. 2011 Feb; 52(2):159-63.
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      35. Foulds J, Hooper MW, Pletcher MJ, Okuyemi KS. Do smokers of menthol cigarettes find it harder to quit smoking? Nicotine Tob Res. 2010 Dec; 12 Suppl 2:S102-9.
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      36. Victor RG, Ravenell JE, Freeman A, Leonard D, Bhat DG, Shafiq M, Knowles P, Storm JS, Adhikari E, Bibbins-Domingo K, Coxson PG, Pletcher MJ, Hannan P, Haley RW. Effectiveness of a barber-based intervention for improving hypertension control in black men: the BARBER-1 study: a cluster randomized trial. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Feb 28; 171(4):342-50.
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      37. Pletcher MJ, Hulley SB. Statin therapy in young adults: ready for prime time? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Aug 17; 56(8):637-40.
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      38. Pletcher MJ, Bibbins-Domingo K, Liu K, Sidney S, Lin F, Vittinghoff E, Hulley SB. Nonoptimal lipids commonly present in young adults and coronary calcium later in life: the CARDIA (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults) study. Ann Intern Med. 2010 Aug 3; 153(3):137-46.
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      39. Friedlander Y, Li G, Fornage M, Williams OD, Lewis CE, Schreiner P, Pletcher MJ, Enquobahrie D, Williams M, Siscovick DS. Candidate molecular pathway genes related to appetite regulatory neural network, adipocyte homeostasis and obesity: results from the CARDIA Study. Ann Hum Genet. 2010 Sep 1; 74(5):387-98.
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      40. Flower K, Post A, Sussman J, Tangherlini N, Mendelson J, Pletcher MJ. Validation of triage criteria for deciding which apparently inebriated persons require emergency department care. Emerg Med J. 2011 Jul; 28(7):579-84.
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      41. Pletcher MJ, Coxson PG. Does age modify effectiveness of statin therapy in coronary artery disease? Ann Intern Med. 2010 Jun 15; 152(12):825; author reply 825-6.
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      42. Tangherlini N, Pletcher MJ, Covec MA, Brown JF. Frequent use of emergency medical services by the elderly: a case-control study using paramedic records. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2010 May-Jun; 25(3):258-64.
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      43. Pletcher MJ, Tice JA, Pignone M. Modeling cardiovascular disease prevention. JAMA. 2010 Mar 3; 303(9):835; author reply 835.
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      44. Halanych JH, Safford MM, Kertesz SG, Pletcher MJ, Kim YI, Person SD, Lewis CE, Kiefe CI. Alcohol consumption in young adults and incident hypertension: 20-year follow-up from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2010 Mar 1; 171(5):532-9.
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      45. Bibbins-Domingo K, Chertow GM, Coxson PG, Moran A, Lightwood JM, Pletcher MJ, Goldman L. Projected effect of dietary salt reductions on future cardiovascular disease. N Engl J Med. 2010 Feb 18; 362(7):590-9.
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      46. Newman TB, Pletcher MJ. Coronary calcium screening. N Engl J Med. 2009 Dec 17; 361(25):2491; author reply 2491-2.
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      47. Wang EA, Pletcher M, Lin F, Vittinghoff E, Kertesz SG, Kiefe CI, Bibbins-Domingo K. Incarceration, incident hypertension, and access to health care: findings from the coronary artery risk development in young adults (CARDIA) study. Arch Intern Med. 2009 Apr 13; 169(7):687-93.
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      48. Bibbins-Domingo K, Pletcher MJ, Lin F, Vittinghoff E, Gardin JM, Arynchyn A, Lewis CE, Williams OD, Hulley SB. Racial differences in incident heart failure among young adults. N Engl J Med. 2009 Mar 19; 360(12):1179-90.
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      49. Pletcher MJ, Lazar L, Bibbins-Domingo K, Moran A, Rodondi N, Coxson P, Lightwood J, Williams L, Goldman L. Comparing impact and cost-effectiveness of primary prevention strategies for lipid-lowering. Ann Intern Med. 2009 Feb 17; 150(4):243-54.
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      50. Epel ES, Merkin SS, Cawthon R, Blackburn EH, Adler NE, Pletcher MJ, Seeman TE. The rate of leukocyte telomere shortening predicts mortality from cardiovascular disease in elderly men. Aging (Albany NY). 2009 Jan; 1(1):81-8.
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      51. Mendelson J, Flower K, Pletcher MJ, Galloway GP. Addiction to prescription opioids: characteristics of the emerging epidemic and treatment with buprenorphine. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2008 Oct; 16(5):435-41.
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      52. Pletcher MJ, Bibbins-Domingo K, Lewis CE, Wei GS, Sidney S, Carr JJ, Vittinghoff E, McCulloch CE, Hulley SB. Prehypertension during young adulthood and coronary calcium later in life. Ann Intern Med. 2008 Jul 15; 149(2):91-9.
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      53. Pletcher MJ, Greenland P. Coronary calcium scoring and cardiovascular risk: the SHAPE of things to come. Arch Intern Med. 2008 May 26; 168(10):1027-8.
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      54. Pletcher MJ, Kertesz SG, Kohn MA, Gonzales R. Trends in opioid prescribing by race/ethnicity for patients seeking care in US emergency departments. JAMA. 2008 Jan 2; 299(1):70-8.
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      55. Bibbins-Domingo K, Coxson P, Pletcher MJ, Lightwood J, Goldman L. Adolescent overweight and future adult coronary heart disease. N Engl J Med. 2007 Dec 6; 357(23):2371-9.
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      56. Costanzo PR, Malone PS, Belsky D, Kertesz S, Pletcher M, Sloan FA. Longitudinal differences in alcohol use in early adulthood. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2007 Sep; 68(5):727-37.
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      57. Resneck JS, Lipton S, Pletcher MJ. Short wait times for patients seeking cosmetic botulinum toxin appointments with dermatologists. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007 Dec; 57(6):985-9.
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      58. Borrell LN, Jacobs DR, Williams DR, Pletcher MJ, Houston TK, Kiefe CI. Self-reported racial discrimination and substance use in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Adults Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2007 Nov 1; 166(9):1068-79.
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      59. Pignone M, Earnshaw S, Pletcher MJ, Tice JA. Aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in women: a cost-utility analysis. Arch Intern Med. 2007 Feb 12; 167(3):290-5.
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      60. Kertesz SG, Pletcher MJ, Safford M, Halanych J, Kirk K, Schumacher J, Sidney S, Kiefe CI. Illicit drug use in young adults and subsequent decline in general health: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2007 May 11; 88(2-3):224-33.
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      61. Pletcher MJ, Hulley BJ, Houston T, Kiefe CI, Benowitz N, Sidney S. Menthol cigarettes, smoking cessation, atherosclerosis, and pulmonary function: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. Arch Intern Med. 2006 Sep 25; 166(17):1915-22.
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      62. Pletcher MJ. What about other causes of death? Arch Intern Med. 2006 Jul 24; 166(14):1528; author reply 1528-9.
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      63. Rodondi N, Pletcher MJ, Liu K, Hulley SB, Sidney S. Marijuana use, diet, body mass index, and cardiovascular risk factors (from the CARDIA study). Am J Cardiol. 2006 Aug 15; 98(4):478-84.
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      64. Pletcher MJ, Kertesz SG, Sidney S, Kiefe CI, Hulley SB. Incidence and antecedents of nonmedical prescription opioid use in four US communities. The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) prospective cohort study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2006 Nov 8; 85(2):171-6.
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      65. Houston TK, Person SD, Pletcher MJ, Liu K, Iribarren C, Kiefe CI. Active and passive smoking and development of glucose intolerance among young adults in a prospective cohort: CARDIA study. BMJ. 2006 May 6; 332(7549):1064-9.
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      66. Pignone M, Earnshaw S, Tice JA, Pletcher MJ. Aspirin, statins, or both drugs for the primary prevention of coronary heart disease events in men: a cost-utility analysis. Ann Intern Med. 2006 Mar 7; 144(5):326-36.
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      67. Hozawa A, Houston T, Steffes MW, Widome R, Williams OD, Iribarren C, Pletcher MJ, Daviglus ML, Carr JJ, Jacobs DR. The association of cigarette smoking with self-reported disease before middle age: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study. Prev Med. 2006 Mar; 42(3):193-9.
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      68. Sporer KA, Tabas JA, Tam RK, Sellers KL, Rosenson J, Barton CW, Pletcher MJ. Do medications affect vital signs in the prehospital treatment of acute decompensated heart failure? Prehosp Emerg Care. 2006 Jan-Mar; 10(1):41-5.
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      69. Pletcher MJ, McCulloch C. Nomogram for exercise capacity in women. N Engl J Med. 2005 Nov 24; 353(21):2301-3; author reply 2301-3.
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      70. Pletcher MJ, Kiefe CI, Sidney S, Carr JJ, Lewis CE, Hulley SB. Cocaine and coronary calcification in young adults: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. Am Heart J. 2005 Nov; 150(5):921-6.
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      71. Tsui JI, Pletcher MJ, Vittinghoff E, Seal K, Gonzales R. Hepatitis C and hospital outcomes in patients admitted with alcohol-related problems. J Hepatol. 2006 Feb; 44(2):262-6.
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      72. Pletcher MJ, Fernandez A, May TA, Westphal JR, Gamez CA, Hersh DF, Gonzales R. Unintended consequences of a quality improvement program designed to improve treatment of alcohol withdrawal in hospitalized patients. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2005 Mar; 31(3):148-57.
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      73. Pletcher MJ, Varosy P, Kiefe CI, Lewis CE, Sidney S, Hulley SB. Alcohol consumption, binge drinking, and early coronary calcification: findings from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2005 Mar 1; 161(5):423-33.
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      74. Resneck JS, Van Beek M, Furmanski L, Oyugi J, LeBoit PE, Katabira E, Kambugu F, Maurer T, Berger T, Pletcher MJ, Machtinger EL. Etiology of pruritic papular eruption with HIV infection in Uganda. JAMA. 2004 Dec 1; 292(21):2614-21.
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      75. Pletcher MJ, Maselli J, Gonzales R. Uncomplicated alcohol intoxication in the emergency department: an analysis of the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. Am J Med. 2004 Dec 1; 117(11):863-7.
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      76. Pletcher MJ, Tice JA, Pignone M, McCulloch C, Callister TQ, Browner WS. What does my patient's coronary artery calcium score mean? Combining information from the coronary artery calcium score with information from conventional risk factors to estimate coronary heart disease risk. BMC Med. 2004 Aug 24; 2:31.
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      77. Pletcher MJ, Tice JA, Pignone M, Browner WS. Using the coronary artery calcium score to predict coronary heart disease events: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Intern Med. 2004 Jun 28; 164(12):1285-92.
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      78. Pletcher MJ, Tice JA, Pignone M. Use of coronary calcification scores to predict coronary heart disease. JAMA. 2004 Apr 21; 291(15):1831-2; author reply 1832-3.
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      79. Fowler-Brown A, Pignone M, Pletcher M, Tice JA, Sutton SF, Lohr KN. Exercise tolerance testing to screen for coronary heart disease: a systematic review for the technical support for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med. 2004 Apr 6; 140(7):W9-24.
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      80. Resneck J, Pletcher MJ, Lozano N. Medicare, Medicaid, and access to dermatologists: the effect of patient insurance on appointment access and wait times. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2004 Jan; 50(1):85-92.
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      81. Galil K, Pletcher MJ, Wallace BJ, Seward J, Meyer PA, Baughman AL, Wharton M. Tracking varicella deaths: accuracy and completeness of death certificates and hospital discharge records, New York State, 1989-1995. Am J Public Health. 2002 Aug; 92(8):1248-50.
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      82. Bloch KC, Zwerling L, Pletcher MJ, Hahn JA, Gerberding JL, Ostroff SM, Vugia DJ, Reingold AL. Incidence and clinical implications of isolation of Mycobacterium kansasii: results of a 5-year, population-based study. Ann Intern Med. 1998 Nov 1; 129(9):698-704.
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