Brad Sharpe, MD

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address521 Parnassus Avenue, #5301
San Francisco CA 94117
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    University of California, San FranciscoResidency Internal Medicine
    Harvard UniversityM.D.1999School of Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting2019Distinguished Professor of Hospital Medicine
    UCSF Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology2017Outstanding Housestaff Teaching Award
    Society of Hospital Medicine2015National Meeting Best Research Abstract Award (co-author)
    UCSF2014Elected a Member of the Council of Master Clinicians
    Society of Hospital Medicine2014National Award for Excellence in Teaching
    University of California San Francisco2012Inducted into the UCSF AOA
    UCSF Class of 20152012Outstanding Medical School Lecture
    UCSF Class of 20132010Oustanding Medical School Lecture
    Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)2010Best Pre-course for the SGIM 33rd Annual Meeting
    Society of Hospital Medicine2010Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine (SFHM)
    UCSF2010Elected to the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators
    American College of Physicians (ACP)2009Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP)
    UCSF2009Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award
    American College of Physicians (ACP)2009ACP Top 10 Hospitalist Nationally
    UCSF2008Distinction in Teaching Award, Most Outstanding Teacher in the first 5 years on faculty
    Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)2007Best Clinical Vignette, SGIM 30th Annual Meeting
    Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)2007Best Workshop Award, SGIM 30th Annual Meeting
    UCSF Class of 20102006Outstanding Medical School Lecture
    UCSF2006UCSF Internal Medicine Residency Housestaff Teaching Award
    UCSF Class of 20052005Excellence in Medical Student Teaching
    UCSF Class of 20072005Excellence in Small Group Instruction, Medical School
    UCSF Internal Medicine Residency2022Harry Hollander Award for Clinical Reasoning Teaching
    UCSF Internal Medicine Residency2022Harry Hollander Award for Clinical Reasoning Teaching

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    Brad Sharpe received his bachelor degree in chemistry from Stanford University and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at UCSF. He currently is an Professor of Clinical Medicine and is a clinician-educator in the Division of Hospital Medicine at UCSF Health.

    Brad has had multiple leadership roles at UCSF. Most recently, he served as the Division Chief for the Division of Hospital Medicine at UCSF Health, leading a group with more than 100 faculty and 25 staff. Previously, Brad served as the Associate Program Director for Inpatient Affairs for the UCSF Internal Medicine Residency. Starting in July 2021, Brad now focuses mainly on clinical care and teaching. He has a passion for teaching students, housestaff, and faculty and lectures on topics including community-acquired pneumonia, clinical problem solving, and updates in the medical literature.

    Brad also graduated from the Stanford Faculty Development Clinical Teaching Program and gives lectures and seminars to housestaff and faculty on clinical teaching skills.

    In addition, Brad has had multiple national roles in academic hospital medicine. He served on multiple committees for the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), including the Academic Committee; he served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Hospital Medicine for six years. He is the former co-chair of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Academic Hospitalist Taskforce. He is also a co-director of the Academic Hospitalist Academy, an annual 4-day “boot camp” for junior academic hospitalists.

    Brad lives in San Francisco with his spouse (who is also a physician) and their two children, ages 11 and 8. On weekends, he might be found exercising or having a picnic with his family.

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    1. Faculty Development in Academic Hospital Medicine: a Scoping Review. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 06; 38(8):1955-1961. Misky GJ, Sharpe B, Weaver AC, Niranjan-Azadi A, Gupta A, Rennke S, Ludwin S, Piper C, Sun VK, Brotman DJ, Frank M. PMID: 36877213; PMCID: PMC10271943.
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    2. Giant cell myositis associated with metastatic thymoma and granulomatous hypercalcaemia. BMJ Case Rep. 2022 Jun 06; 15(6). Jimenez JC, Lucas CG, LaHue SC, Sharpe BA. PMID: 35667693; PMCID: PMC9171203.
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    3. Characteristics, satisfiers, development needs, and barriers to success for early-career academic hospitalists. BMC Med Educ. 2022 Apr 13; 22(1):278. Kulkarni SA, Fang MC, Glasheen JJ, Parekh V, Sharpe BA. PMID: 35418211; PMCID: PMC9008903.
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    4. Using Participatory Design to Engage Physicians in the Development of a Provider-Level Performance Dashboard and Feedback System. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2022 Mar; 48(3):165-172. Patel S, Pierce L, Jones M, Lai A, Cai M, Sharpe BA, Harrison JD. PMID: 35058160; PMCID: PMC8885889.
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    5. Sunset Rounds: a Framework for Post-death Care in the Hospital. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 03; 36(3):792-794. Salazar JW, Sharpe B, Raffel K. PMID: 33006080; PMCID: PMC7529084.
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    6. Using Peer Feedback to Promote Clinical Excellence in Hospital Medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 12; 35(12):3644-3649. Rosenthal MA, Sharpe BA, Haber LA. PMID: 32959350; PMCID: PMC7728945.
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    7. The Importance of Emotional Intelligence When Leading in a Time of Crisis. J Hosp Med. 2020 09; 15(9):568-569. Kantor MA, Apgar SK, Esmaili AM, Khan A, Monash B, Sharpe BA. PMID: 32853143.
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    8. Management of Pneumonia Syndromes in the Hospital: Make Pneumonia Your Best Friend. Med Clin North Am. 2020 Jul; 104(4):587-599. Kanal A, Sharpe BA, Abelson J. PMID: 32505254.
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    9. Hospital Medicine Update: High-Impact Literature from March 2018 to April 2019. J Hosp Med. 2019 Oct 23; 14:E1-E5. Donovan AK, Burger A, Moriates C, Sharpe BA, Herzke C. PMID: 31634096.
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    10. Update in Hospital Medicine: Practical Lessons from Current Literature. J Hosp Med. 2019 Apr 08; 14:E1-E5. Cooper CM, Donovan AK, Sharpe BA, Slawski B, Burger A. PMID: 30986368.
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    11. Tissue Isn't the Issue. J Hosp Med. 2018 07 01; 13(7):500-504. Santhosh L, Koth L, Baudendistel TE, Sharpe B, Monash B. PMID: 29694457.
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    12. Training Residents in Hospital Medicine: The Hospitalist Elective National Survey. J Hosp Med. 2018 09 01; 13(9):623-625. Ludwin S, Harrison JD, Ranji S, Sharpe BA, Kneeland P. PMID: 29578550.
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    13. Update in Hospital Medicine: Practical Lessons from the Literature. J Hosp Med. 2018 09 01; 13(9). Burger A, Miller C, Sharpe BA, Thompson RE. PMID: 29489922.
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    14. A Prescription for Note Bloat: An Effective Progress Note Template. J Hosp Med. 2018 06 01; 13(6):378-382. Kahn D, Stewart E, Duncan M, Lee E, Simon W, Lee C, Friedman J, Mosher H, Harris K, Bell J, Sharpe B, El-Farra N. PMID: 29350222.
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    15. When the Script Doesn't Fit: An Exercise in Clinical Reasoning. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 07; 32(7):836-840. Wheeler DJ, Cascino T, Sharpe BA, Connor DM. PMID: 28337688; PMCID: PMC5481232.
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    16. Standardized Attending Rounds to Improve the Patient Experience: A Pragmatic Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. J Hosp Med. 2017 03; 12(3):143-149. Monash B, Najafi N, Mourad M, Rajkomar A, Ranji SR, Fang MC, Glass M, Milev D, Ding Y, Shen A, Sharpe BA, Harrison JD. PMID: 28272589.
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    17. Forging Ahead. J Hosp Med. 2017 03; 12(3):188-192. Anklesaria Z, Hunt D, Shah M, Sharpe B, Monash B. PMID: 28272598.
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    18. Using the Electronic Health Record to Identify Educational Gaps for Internal Medicine Interns. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Feb; 9(1):109-112. Rajkomar A, Ranji SR, Sharpe B. PMID: 28261404; PMCID: PMC5319608.
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    19. Features of successful academic hospitalist programs: Insights from the SCHOLAR (SuCcessful HOspitaLists in academics and research) project. J Hosp Med. 2016 10; 11(10):708-713. Seymann GB, Southern W, Burger A, Brotman DJ, Chakraborti C, Harrison R, Parekh V, Sharpe BA, Pile J, Hunt D, Leykum LK. PMID: 27189874.
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    20. Breakdown. J Hosp Med. 2016 Feb; 11(2):126-9. Zhu JM, Hamel D, Dhaliwal G, Glass M, Sharpe B, Kim B, Monash B. PMID: 26800656.
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    21. Internal medicine progress note writing attitudes and practices in an electronic health record. J Hosp Med. 2015 Aug; 10(8):525-9. Stewart E, Kahn D, Lee E, Simon W, Duncan M, Mosher H, Harris K, Bell J, El-Farra N, Sharpe B. PMID: 26138806.
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    22. A coat with a clue. J Hosp Med. 2015 Jul; 10(7):462-6. Ebinger J, Sedighi Manesh R, Dhaliwal G, Sharpe B, Monash B. PMID: 25976609.
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    23. Saying no to drugs. Perspect Med Educ. 2015 Apr; 4(2):81-82. Thangavel A, Sharpe B. PMID: 25814327; PMCID: PMC4404453.
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    24. 2013 Literature Update in Hospital Medicine. Hospital Medicine Clinics. 2014 Jul 1; 3(3):e457-e469. Feldman FL, Southern SW, Sharpe SB, Boonyasai BR, Carbo CA. .
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    25. Literature Update in Hospital Medicine. Hospital Medicine Clinics. 2014 Apr 1; 3(2):e293-e303. Southern SW, Sharpe SB, Boonyasai BR. .
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    26. Internal medicine rounding practices and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education core competencies. J Hosp Med. 2014 Apr; 9(4):239-43. Shoeb M, Khanna R, Fang M, Sharpe B, Finn K, Ranji S, Monash B. PMID: 24493566.
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    27. Faculty development for hospitalists: structured peer observation of teaching. J Hosp Med. 2014 Apr; 9(4):244-50. Mookherjee S, Monash B, Wentworth KL, Sharpe BA. PMID: 24446215.
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    28. Update in hospital palliative care. J Hosp Med. 2013 Dec; 8(12):715-20. Anderson WG, Flint LA, Horton JR, Johnson K, Mourad M, Sharpe BA. PMID: 24214838; PMCID: PMC3864762.
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    29. Expectations for student oral case presentations: Do internal medicine and pediatric course directors see eye to eye?. Journal of Communications In Healthcare. 2013 Oct 1; 6(3):166-170. Green GE, Lewin LL, DeCherrie DL, Durning DS, Fagan FM, Sharpe SB, Hershman HW. .
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    30. Documenting quality improvement and patient safety efforts: the quality portfolio. A statement from the academic hospitalist taskforce. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jan; 29(1):214-8. Taylor BB, Parekh V, Estrada CA, Schleyer A, Sharpe B. PMID: 23807726; PMCID: PMC3889978.
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    31. Development and implementation of a balanced scorecard in an academic hospitalist group. J Hosp Med. 2013 Mar; 8(3):148-53. Hwa M, Sharpe BA, Wachter RM. PMID: 23335279.
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    32. Survey of overnight academic hospitalist supervision of trainees. J Hosp Med. 2012 Sep; 7(7):521-3. Farnan JM, Burger A, Boonyasai RT, Boonayasai RT, Leykum L, Harrison R, Machulsky J, Parekh V, Sharpe BA, Schleyer AM, Arora VM, SGIM Housestaff Oversight Subcommittee. PMID: 22956452.
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    33. Effects of increased overnight supervision on resident education, decision-making, and autonomy. J Hosp Med. 2012 Oct; 7(8):606-10. Haber LA, Lau CY, Sharpe BA, Arora VM, Farnan JM, Ranji SR. PMID: 22865395.
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    34. Putting a critical pathway into practice: the devil is in the implementation details. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Jun 25; 172(12):928-9. Sharpe BA. PMID: 22732748.
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    35. The hand that feeds you. J Hosp Med. 2012 Sep; 7(7):590-4. Ganguli I, Pierce C, Sharpe B, Hansra N, Hollander H. PMID: 22532484.
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    36. Developing educators, investigators, and leaders during internal medicine residency: the area of distinction program. J Grad Med Educ. 2011 Dec; 3(4):535-40. Kohlwes RJ, Cornett P, Dandu M, Julian K, Vidyarthi A, Minichiello T, Shunk R, Jain S, Harleman E, Ranji S, Sharpe B, O'Sullivan P, Hollander H. PMID: 23205204; PMCID: PMC3244321.
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    37. Mentorship, productivity, and promotion among academic hospitalists. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Jan; 27(1):23-7. Reid MB, Misky GJ, Harrison RA, Sharpe B, Auerbach A, Glasheen JJ. PMID: 21953327; PMCID: PMC3250536.
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    38. Update in hospital medicine for the general internist 2010-2011. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Dec; 26(12):1492-7. Boonyasai RT, Steinberg DI, Schleyer AM, Mourad MM, Harte BJ, Sharpe BA. PMID: 21932159; PMCID: PMC3235616.
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    39. Tried and true: a survey of successfully promoted academic hospitalists. J Hosp Med. 2011 Sep; 6(7):411-5. Leykum LK, Parekh VI, Sharpe B, Boonyasai RT, Centor RM. PMID: 21916004.
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    40. Career satisfaction and burnout in academic hospital medicine. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Apr 25; 171(8):782-5. Glasheen JJ, Misky GJ, Reid MB, Harrison RA, Sharpe B, Auerbach A. PMID: 21518949.
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    41. Erratum: Investing in the future: Building an academic hospitalist faculty development program. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2011 Apr 1; 6(4):243-243. Sehgal SN, Sharpe SB, Auerbach AA, Wachter WR. .
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    42. Critical conversations: a call for a nonprocedural "time out". J Hosp Med. 2011 Apr; 6(4):225-30. Sehgal NL, Fox M, Sharpe BA, Vidyarthi AR, Blegen M, Wachter RM. PMID: 21480495.
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    43. Investing in the future: building an academic hospitalist faculty development program. J Hosp Med. 2011 Mar; 6(3):161-6. Sehgal NL, Sharpe BA, Auerbach AA, Wachter RM. PMID: 21387552.
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    44. The oral case presentation: what internal medicine clinician-teachers expect from clinical clerks. Teach Learn Med. 2011 Jan; 23(1):58-61. Green EH, DeCherrie L, Fagan MJ, Sharpe BA, Hershman W. PMID: 21240785.
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    45. Survey of US academic hospitalist leaders about mentorship and academic activities in hospitalist groups. J Hosp Med. 2011 Jan; 6(1):5-9. Harrison R, Hunter AJ, Sharpe B, Auerbach AD. PMID: 21241034.
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    46. The FDA extended warning for intravenous haloperidol and torsades de pointes: how should institutions respond? J Hosp Med. 2010 Apr; 5(4):E8-16. Meyer-Massetti C, Cheng CM, Sharpe BA, Meier CR, Guglielmo BJ. PMID: 20394022.
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    47. The HCAP gap: differences between self-reported practice patterns and published guidelines for health care-associated pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Dec 15; 49(12):1868-74. Seymann GB, Di Francesco L, Sharpe B, Rohde J, Fedullo P, Schneir A, Fee C, Chan KM, Fatehi P, Dam TT. PMID: 19911940.
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    48. Twelve tips for presenting a clinical problem solving exercise. Med Teach. 2009 Dec; 31(12):1056-9. Dhaliwal G, Sharpe BA. PMID: 19995167.
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    49. Guideline-recommended antibiotics in community-acquired pneumonia: not perfect, but good. Arch Intern Med. 2009 Sep 14; 169(16):1462-4. Sharpe BA. PMID: 19752402.
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    50. Expectations for oral case presentations for clinical clerks: opinions of internal medicine clerkship directors. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Mar; 24(3):370-3. Green EH, Durning SJ, DeCherrie L, Fagan MJ, Sharpe B, Hershman W. PMID: 19139965; PMCID: PMC2642568.
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    51. A multidisciplinary teamwork training program: the Triad for Optimal Patient Safety (TOPS) experience. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Dec; 23(12):2053-7. Sehgal NL, Fox M, Vidyarthi AR, Sharpe BA, Gearhart S, Bookwalter T, Barker J, Alldredge BK, Blegen MA, Wachter RM, Triad for Optimal Patient Safety Project. PMID: 18830769; PMCID: PMC2596515.
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    52. Stranded in San Francisco. Lancet. 2008 Sep 13; 372(9642):1008. Dey N, Nazif TM, Sharpe B. PMID: 18790323.
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    53. Strategies for success: A PDSA analysis of three QI initiatives in critical care. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2008 Aug; 34(8):435-44. Lipshutz AK, Fee C, Schell H, Campbell L, Taylor J, Sharpe BA, Nguyen J, Gropper MA. PMID: 18714744.
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    54. When is a scarlet letter really a red badge of courage?: the paradox of percentage of pneumonia patients receiving antibiotics within 4 hours in accordance with JCAHO and CMS core measures. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Aug; 50(2):205-6. Fee C, Weber EJ, Sharpe BA, Quon T. PMID: 17643863.
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    55. Cause of death in alcoholic hepatitis. J Hosp Med. 2007 Jan; 2(1):51-2. Coffin PO, Sharpe BA. PMID: 17295316.
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    56. Community-acquired pneumonia: a practical approach to management for the hospitalist. J Hosp Med. 2006 May; 1(3):177-90. Sharpe BA, Flanders SA. PMID: 17219492.
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    57. JCAHO/CMS core measures for community-acquired pneumonia. Ann Emerg Med. 2006 May; 47(5):505; author reply 506. Fee C, Weber E, Sharpe BA, Nguy M, Quon T, Bookwalter T. PMID: 16631994.
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    58. Perceptions of physician shortages. JAMA. 2004 Apr 14; 291(14):1695-6; author reply 1696. Sharpe BA. PMID: 15082685.
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    59. Point of maximal impulse and heart failure. Am J Med. 2002 Dec 15; 113(9):768. Sharpe BA. PMID: 12517372.
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    60. Causes and severity of ischemic stroke in patients with internal carotid artery stenosis. JAMA. 2000 Mar 15; 283(11):1429-36. Barnett HJ, Gunton RW, Eliasziw M, Fleming L, Sharpe B, Gates P, Meldrum H. PMID: 10732932.
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