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Research

The following citations represent a sample of the peer-reviewed works published by the department’s faculty. For the full list of the department’s publications and presentations, visit the SelectedWorks site.


TMJ Online: Investigating Temporomandibular Disorders as “TMJ” on YouTube As the understanding of temporomandibular disorders’ (TMDs) aetiologies and treatments develops from non-evidence-based to evidence-based approaches, the availability of sound information will likewis …

Notes on the Overlap Measure as an Alternative to the Youden Index: How Are They Related? The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve is frequently used to evaluate and compare diagnostic tests. As one of the ROC summary indices, the Youden index measures the effectiveness of a diagn …

Using the ROC Curve to Measure Association and Evaluate Prediction Accuracy for a Binary Outcome This review article addresses the ROC curve and its advantage over the odds ratio to measure the association between a continuous variable and a binary outcome. A simple parametric model under the nor …

Increased Fisher's Information for Parameters of Association in Count Regression via Extreme Ranks The article details a sampling scheme which can lead to a reduction in sample size and cost in clinical and epidemiological studies of association between a count outcome and risk factor. We show that …

Management of Comorbidities in Diabetics With Renal Cell Carcinoma Past Utilization and Current Outcomes Objectives: This study evaluated whether particular diabetes mellitus (DM), hyperlipidemia, or hypertension pharmacotherapy was associated with improved renal cell carcinoma (RCC) outcomes in diabetic …

Bacterial Colonization Increases Daily Symptoms in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Rationale: Respiratory pathogens are frequently isolated from the airways of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the absence of an exacerbation. This bacterial “colonization” …

Peak Expiratory Flow in Adults and Changes in Particulate Matter Air Pollution During the Beijing Olympics: A Panel Study Objectives: This study aims to examine whether changes in short-term exposures to particulate matter are associated with changes in lung function, breath rate, and blood pressure among healthy adults …

Lung Flute improves Symptoms and Health Status in COPD with Chronic Bronchitis A 26 week Randomized Controlled Trial Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by mucus hypersecretion that contributes to disease related morbidity and is associated with increased mortality. The Lung Flu …

Impact of a Prevention Bundle on Clostridium difficile Infection Rate in a Hospital in Southeastern US We sought to assess the impact of a multicomponent prevention program on hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infections in a hospital in the Southeastern United States. We collected retrospective …

An Exploratory Assessment of Weight Loss Videos on YouTube Objective: To describe the variation in contents between different video sources on YouTube™ regarding weight loss. Study Design: The 100 most widely viewed weight loss videos on YouTube™ were selecte …

Last updated: 11/1/2016

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