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Bruce H Fireman

TitleResearch Scientist III
InstitutionKaiser Permanente Northern California
DepartmentDivision of Research
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    Harvard, Cambridge, MAA.B.06/1970Social Relations
    Michigan, Ann Arbor, MIMASociology

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    Bruce Fireman is a biostatistician and research scientist at the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California. His research interests include assessment of the effectiveness and safety of vaccines and drugs, and the costs and outcomes of healthcare delivery systems. He works with population-based data, comparing the effectiveness of alternative treatments and alternative ways of delivering healthcare. He has evaluated disease management programs, Web-based care and primary care teams. He has collaborated with Kaiser Permanente clinicians and administrators in efforts to improve health services.

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    1. Li X, Fireman BH, Curtis JR, Arterburn DE, Fisher DP, Moyneur É, Gallagher M, Raebel MA, Nowell WB, Lagreid L, Toh S. Validity of Privacy-Protecting Analytical Methods That Use Only Aggregate-Level Information to Conduct Multivariable-Adjusted Analysis in Distributed Data Networks. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Apr 01; 188(4):709-723. PMID: 30535131.
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    2. Xu S, Newcomer SR, Kulldorff M, Daley MF, Fireman B, Glanz JM. Use of three summary measures of pediatric vaccination for studying the safety of the childhood immunization schedule. Vaccine. 2019 Feb 28; 37(10):1325-1331. PMID: 30709727.
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    3. Fung V, Liang CY, Shi J, Seo V, Overhage L, Dow WH, Zaslavsky AM, Fireman B, Derose SF, Chernew ME, Newhouse JP, Hsu J. Potential Effects Of Eliminating The Individual Mandate Penalty In California. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 01; 38(1):147-154. PMID: 30615517.
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    4. Ray GT, Lewis N, Fireman B. Reply to Ferdinands, et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 12 18. PMID: 30561559.
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    5. Lee JK, Jensen CD, Levin TR, Zauber AG, Schottinger JE, Quinn VP, Udaltsova N, Zhao WK, Fireman BH, Quesenberry CP, Doubeni CA, Corley DA. Long-term Risk of Colorectal Cancer and Related Deaths After a Colonoscopy With Normal Findings. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Dec 17. PMID: 30556824.
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    6. Wyss R, Fireman B, Rassen JA, Schneeweiss S. Erratum: High-dimensional Propensity Score Adjustment in Studies of Treatment Effects Using Health Care Claims Data. Epidemiology. 2018 11; 29(6):e63-e64. PMID: 29958191.
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    7. Ray GT, Lewis N, Klein NP, Daley MF, Wang SV, Kulldorff M, Fireman B. Intra-season Waning of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Sep 10. PMID: 30204855.
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    8. Tollivoro TA, Jensen CD, Marks AR, Zhao WK, Schottinger JE, Quinn VP, Ghai NR, Zauber AG, Doubeni CA, Levin TR, Fireman B, Quesenberry CP, Corley DA. Index colonoscopy-related risk factors for postcolonoscopy colorectal cancers. Gastrointest Endosc. 2019 01; 89(1):168-176.e3. PMID: 30144415.
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    9. Wang SV, Jin Y, Fireman B, Gruber S, He M, Wyss R, Shin H, Ma Y, Keeton S, Karami S, Major JM, Schneeweiss S, Gagne JJ. Relative Performance of Propensity Score Matching Strategies for Subgroup Analyses. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Aug 01; 187(8):1799-1807. PMID: 29554199.
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    10. Levin TR, Corley DA, Jensen CD, Schottinger JE, Quinn VP, Zauber AG, Lee JK, Zhao WK, Udaltsova N, Ghai NR, Lee AT, Quesenberry CP, Fireman BH, Doubeni CA. Effects of Organized Colorectal Cancer Screening on Cancer Incidence and Mortality in a Large Community-Based Population. Gastroenterology. 2018 11; 155(5):1383-1391.e5. PMID: 30031768.
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    11. Yoshida K, Gruber S, Fireman BH, Toh S. Comparison of privacy-protecting analytic and data-sharing methods: A simulation study. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2018 Sep; 27(9):1034-1041. PMID: 30022561.
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    12. Fung V, Peitzman CGK, Shi J, Liang CY, Dow WH, Zaslavsky AM, Fireman BH, Derose SF, Chernew ME, Newhouse JP, Hsu J. Adverse Selection into and within the Individual Health Insurance Market in California in 2014. Health Serv Res. 2018 10; 53(5):3750-3769. PMID: 29774534.
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    13. Zerbo O, Modaressi S, Goddard K, Lewis E, Fireman BH, Daley MF, Irving SA, Jackson LA, Donahue JG, Qian L, Getahun D, DeStefano F, McNeil MM, Klein NP. Vaccination Patterns in Children After Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and in Their Younger Siblings. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 May 01; 172(5):469-475. PMID: 29582071.
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    14. Baxter RP, Lewis N, Fireman B, Hansen J, Klein NP, Ortiz JR. Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccination Before 3 Years of Age and Subsequent Development of Asthma: A 14-year Follow-up Study. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 05; 37(5):383-386. PMID: 28914750.
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    15. Wang SV, Abdurrob A, Spoendlin J, Lewis E, Newcomer SR, Fireman B, Daley MF, Glanz JM, Duffy J, Weintraub ES, Kulldorff M. Methods for addressing "innocent bystanders" when evaluating safety of concomitant vaccines. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2018 Apr; 27(4):405-412. PMID: 29441647.
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    16. Chrischilles EA, Gagne JJ, Fireman B, Nelson J, Toh S, Shoaibi A, Reichman ME, Wang S, Nguyen M, Zhang R, Izem R, Goulding MR, Southworth MR, Graham DJ, Fuller C, Katcoff H, Woodworth T, Rogers C, Saliga R, Lin ND, McMahill-Walraven CN, Nair VP, Haynes K, Carnahan RM. Prospective surveillance pilot of rivaroxaban safety within the US Food and Drug Administration Sentinel System. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2018 Mar; 27(3):263-271. PMID: 29318683.
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    17. Newcomer SR, Kulldorff M, Xu S, Daley MF, Fireman B, Lewis E, Glanz JM. Bias from outcome misclassification in immunization schedule safety research. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2018 Feb; 27(2):221-228. PMID: 29292551.
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    18. Baxter R, Bartlett J, Fireman B, Marks M, Hansen J, Lewis E, Aukes L, Chen Y, Klein NP, Saddier P. Long-Term Effectiveness of the Live Zoster Vaccine in Preventing Shingles: A Cohort Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 01 01; 187(1):161-169. PMID: 29309521.
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    19. Herrinton LJ, Ray GT, Curtis JR, Wu JJ, Fireman B, Liu L, Goldfien R. An Observational Study of Cardiovascular Risks Associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapies: A Comparison of Two Analytical Approaches. Perm J. 2018; 22:17-101. PMID: 30010538.
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    20. Toh S, Reichman ME, Graham DJ, Hampp C, Zhang R, Butler MG, Iyer A, Rucker M, Pimentel M, Hamilton J, Lendle S, Fireman BH. Prospective Postmarketing Surveillance of Acute Myocardial Infarction in New Users of Saxagliptin: A Population-Based Study. Diabetes Care. 2018 01; 41(1):39-48. PMID: 29122893.
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    21. Wang SV, He M, Jin Y, Wyss R, Shin H, Ma Y, Keeton S, Fireman B, Karami S, Major JM, Schneeweiss S, Gagne JJ. A review of the performance of different methods for propensity score matched subgroup analyses and a summary of their application in peer-reviewed research studies. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2017 Dec; 26(12):1507-1512. PMID: 28984001.
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    22. Eaton A, Lewis N, Fireman B, Hansen J, Baxter R, Gee J, Klein NP. Birth outcomes following immunization of pregnant women with pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine 2009-2010. Vaccine. 2018 05 03; 36(19):2733-2739. PMID: 28917536.
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    23. Asgari MM, Chien AJ, Tsai AL, Fireman B, Quesenberry CP. Association between Lithium Use and Melanoma Risk and Mortality: A Population-Based Study. J Invest Dermatol. 2017 10; 137(10):2087-2091. PMID: 28629629.
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    24. Klein NP, Bartlett J, Fireman B, Aukes L, Buck PO, Krishnarajah G, Baxter R. Waning protection following 5 doses of a 3-component diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine. Vaccine. 2017 06 08; 35(26):3395-3400. PMID: 28506516.
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    25. Zerbo O, Modaressi S, Chan B, Goddard K, Lewis N, Bok K, Fireman B, Klein NP, Baxter R. No association between influenza vaccination during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes. Vaccine. 2017 05 31; 35(24):3186-3190. PMID: 28483192.
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    26. Corley DA, Jensen CD, Quinn VP, Doubeni CA, Zauber AG, Lee JK, Schottinger JE, Marks AR, Zhao WK, Ghai NR, Lee AT, Contreras R, Quesenberry CP, Fireman BH, Levin TR. Association Between Time to Colonoscopy After a Positive Fecal Test Result and Risk of Colorectal Cancer and Cancer Stage at Diagnosis. JAMA. 2017 Apr 25; 317(16):1631-1641. PMID: 28444278.
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    27. Baxter R, Bartlett J, Fireman B, Lewis E, Klein NP. Effectiveness of Vaccination During Pregnancy to Prevent Infant Pertussis. Pediatrics. 2017 May; 139(5). PMID: 28557752.
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    28. Klein NP, Lewis E, McDonald J, Fireman B, Naleway A, Glanz J, Jackson LA, Donahue JG, Jacobsen SJ, Weintraub E, Baxter R. Risk factors and familial clustering for fever 7-10days after the first dose of measles vaccines. Vaccine. 2017 03 14; 35(12):1615-1621. PMID: 28233624.
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    29. Zerbo O, Qian Y, Yoshida C, Fireman BH, Klein NP, Croen LA. Association Between Influenza Infection and Vaccination During Pregnancy and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Jan 02; 171(1):e163609. PMID: 27893896.
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    30. Fung V, Liang CY, Donelan K, Peitzman CG, Dow WH, Zaslavsky AM, Fireman B, Derose SF, Chernew ME, Newhouse JP, Hsu J. Nearly One-Third Of Enrollees In California's Individual Market Missed Opportunities To Receive Financial Assistance. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 01 01; 36(1):21-31. PMID: 28069843.
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    31. Baxter R, Lewis E, Goddard K, Fireman B, Bakshi N, DeStefano F, Gee J, Tseng HF, Naleway AL, Klein NP. Acute Demyelinating Events Following Vaccines: A Case-Centered Analysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Dec 01; 63(11):1456-1462. PMID: 27585798.
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    32. Baxter R, Yee A, Aukes L, Snow V, Fireman B, Atkinson B, Klein NP. Risk of underlying chronic medical conditions for invasive pneumococcal disease in adults. Vaccine. 2016 08 05; 34(36):4293-7. PMID: 27396493.
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    33. Friedman GD, Achacoso N, Fireman B, Habel LA. Statins and Reduced Risk of Liver Cancer: Evidence for Confounding. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2016 10; 108(10). PMID: 27381455.
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    34. Toh S, Hampp C, Reichman ME, Graham DJ, Balakrishnan S, Pucino F, Hamilton J, Lendle S, Iyer A, Rucker M, Pimentel M, Nathwani N, Griffin MR, Brown NJ, Fireman BH. Risk for Hospitalized Heart Failure Among New Users of Saxagliptin, Sitagliptin, and Other Antihyperglycemic Drugs: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Jun 07; 164(11):705-14. PMID: 27110660.
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    35. Ammann EM, Haskins CB, Fillman KM, Ritter RL, Gu X, Winiecki SK, Carnahan RM, Torner JC, Fireman BH, Jones MP, Chrischilles EA. Intravenous immune globulin and thromboembolic adverse events: A systematic review and meta-analysis of RCTs. Am J Hematol. 2016 06; 91(6):594-605. PMID: 26973084.
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    36. Baxter R, Lewis E, Fireman B, DeStefano F, Gee J, Klein NP. Case-centered Analysis of Optic Neuritis After Vaccines. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 07 01; 63(1):79-81. PMID: 27069066.
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    37. Jena AB, Huang J, Fireman B, Fung V, Gazelle S, Landrum MB, Chernew M, Newhouse JP, Hsu J. Screening Mammography for Free: Impact of Eliminating Cost Sharing on Cancer Screening Rates. Health Serv Res. 2017 02; 52(1):191-206. PMID: 26990550.
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    38. Xu S, Shetterly S, Cook AJ, Raebel MA, Goonesekera S, Shoaibi A, Roy J, Fireman B. Evaluation of propensity scores, disease risk scores, and regression in confounder adjustment for the safety of emerging treatment with group sequential monitoring. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2016 Apr; 25(4):453-61. PMID: 26875591.
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    39. Klein NP, Bartlett J, Fireman B, Baxter R. Waning Tdap Effectiveness in Adolescents. Pediatrics. 2016 Mar; 137(3):e20153326. PMID: 26908667.
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    40. Grant RW, Uratsu CS, Estacio KR, Altschuler A, Kim E, Fireman B, Adams AS, Schmittdiel JA, Heisler M. Pre-Visit Prioritization for complex patients with diabetes: Randomized trial design and implementation within an integrated health care system. Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 Mar; 47:196-201. PMID: 26820612.
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    41. Fung V, Price M, Busch AB, Landrum MB, Fireman B, Nierenberg AA, Newhouse JP, Hsu J. The introduction of generic risperidone in Medicare Part D. Am J Manag Care. 2016 Jan; 22(1):41-8. PMID: 26799124.
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    42. Eaton A, Temkin TL, Fireman BH, McCaw BR, Kotz KJ, Amaral D, Bhargava R. A Description of Midlife Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence Using Electronic Medical Record Information. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2016 05; 25(5):498-504. PMID: 26700932.
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    43. Baker MA, Fireman BH. Two Authors Reply. Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Jan 15; 183(2):167-8. PMID: 26684428.
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    44. Cameron C, Fireman B, Hutton B, Clifford T, Coyle D, Wells G, Dormuth CR, Platt R, Toh S. Network meta-analysis incorporating randomized controlled trials and non-randomized comparative cohort studies for assessing the safety and effectiveness of medical treatments: challenges and opportunities. Syst Rev. 2015 Nov 05; 4:147. PMID: 26537988.
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    45. Ammann EM, Jones MP, Link BK, Carnahan RM, Winiecki SK, Torner JC, McDowell BD, Fireman BH, Chrischilles EA. Intravenous immune globulin and thromboembolic adverse events in patients with hematologic malignancy. Blood. 2016 Jan 14; 127(2):200-7. PMID: 26443622.
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    46. Baker MA, Lieu TA, Li L, Hua W, Qiang Y, Kawai AT, Fireman BH, Martin DB, Nguyen MD. A vaccine study design selection framework for the postlicensure rapid immunization safety monitoring program. Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Apr 15; 181(8):608-18. PMID: 25769306.
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    47. Zerbo O, Leong A, Barcellos L, Bernal P, Fireman B, Croen LA. Immune mediated conditions in autism spectrum disorders. Brain Behav Immun. 2015 May; 46:232-6. PMID: 25681541.
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    48. Lendle SD, Fireman B, van der Laan MJ. Balancing Score Adjusted Targeted Minimum Loss-based Estimation. J Causal Inference. 2015 Sep 01; 3(2):139-155. PMID: 26561539.
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    49. Klein NP, Lewis E, Fireman B, Hambidge SJ, Naleway A, Nelson JC, Belongia EA, Yih WK, Nordin JD, Hechter RC, Weintraub E, Baxter R. Safety of measles-containing vaccines in 1-year-old children. Pediatrics. 2015 Feb; 135(2):e321-9. PMID: 25560438.
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    50. Jensen CD, Doubeni CA, Quinn VP, Levin TR, Zauber AG, Schottinger JE, Marks AR, Zhao WK, Lee JK, Ghai NR, Schneider JL, Fireman BH, Quesenberry CP, Corley DA. Adjusting for patient demographics has minimal effects on rates of adenoma detection in a large, community-based setting. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Apr; 13(4):739-46. PMID: 25445767.
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    51. Baxter R, Tran TN, Ray P, Lewis E, Fireman B, Black S, Shinefield HR, Coplan PM, Saddier P. Impact of vaccination on the epidemiology of varicella: 1995-2009. Pediatrics. 2014 Jul; 134(1):24-30. PMID: 24913796.
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    52. Corley DA, Jensen CD, Marks AR, Zhao WK, Lee JK, Doubeni CA, Zauber AG, de Boer J, Fireman BH, Schottinger JE, Quinn VP, Ghai NR, Levin TR, Quesenberry CP. Adenoma detection rate and risk of colorectal cancer and death. N Engl J Med. 2014 Apr 03; 370(14):1298-306. PMID: 24693890.
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    53. Rowhani-Rahbar A, Fireman B, Lewis E, Nordin J, Naleway A, Jacobsen SJ, Jackson LA, Tse A, Belongia EA, Hambidge SJ, Weintraub E, Baxter R, Klein NP. Effect of age on the risk of Fever and seizures following immunization with measles-containing vaccines in children. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Dec; 167(12):1111-7. PMID: 24126936.
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    54. Newhouse JP, McWilliams JM, Price M, Huang J, Fireman B, Hsu J. Do Medicare Advantage plans select enrollees in higher margin clinical categories? J Health Econ. 2013 Dec; 32(6):1278-88. PMID: 24308879.
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    55. Reed M, Huang J, Brand R, Graetz I, Neugebauer R, Fireman B, Jaffe M, Ballard DW, Hsu J. Implementation of an outpatient electronic health record and emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and office visits among patients with diabetes. JAMA. 2013 Sep 11; 310(10):1060-5. PMID: 24026601.
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    56. Lendle SD, Fireman B, van der Laan MJ. Targeted maximum likelihood estimation in safety analysis. J Clin Epidemiol. 2013 Aug; 66(8 Suppl):S91-8. PMID: 23849159.
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    57. Neugebauer R, Fireman B, Roy JA, Raebel MA, Nichols GA, O'Connor PJ. Super learning to hedge against incorrect inference from arbitrary parametric assumptions in marginal structural modeling. J Clin Epidemiol. 2013 Aug; 66(8 Suppl):S99-109. PMID: 23849160.
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    58. Toh S, Gagne JJ, Rassen JA, Fireman BH, Kulldorff M, Brown JS. Confounding adjustment in comparative effectiveness research conducted within distributed research networks. Med Care. 2013 Aug; 51(8 Suppl 3):S4-10. PMID: 23752258.
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    59. Toh S, Reichman ME, Houstoun M, Ding X, Fireman BH, Gravel E, Levenson M, Li L, Moyneur E, Shoaibi A, Zornberg G, Hennessy S. Multivariable confounding adjustment in distributed data networks without sharing of patient-level data. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2013 Nov; 22(11):1171-7. PMID: 23878013.
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    60. Neugebauer R, Fireman B, Roy JA, O'Connor PJ. Impact of specific glucose-control strategies on microvascular and macrovascular outcomes in 58,000 adults with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2013 Nov; 36(11):3510-6. PMID: 23877990.
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    61. Baxter R, Bartlett J, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Fireman B, Klein NP. Effectiveness of pertussis vaccines for adolescents and adults: case-control study. BMJ. 2013 Jul 17; 347:f4249. PMID: 23873919.
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    62. Fung V, Price M, Busch AB, Landrum MB, Fireman B, Nierenberg A, Dow WH, Hui R, Frank R, Newhouse JP, Hsu J. Adverse clinical events among medicare beneficiaries using antipsychotic drugs: linking health insurance benefits and clinical needs. Med Care. 2013 Jul; 51(7):614-21. PMID: 23752219.
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    63. Greene SK, Rett MD, Vellozzi C, Li L, Kulldorff M, Marcy SM, Daley MF, Belongia EA, Baxter R, Fireman BH, Jackson ML, Omer SB, Nordin JD, Jin R, Weintraub ES, Vijayadeva V, Lee GM. Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Influenza Vaccination, and Antecedent Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Infections: A Case-Centered Analysis in the Vaccine Safety Datalink, 2009-2011. PLoS One. 2013; 8(6):e67185. PMID: 23840621.
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    64. Klein NP, Bartlett J, Fireman B, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Baxter R. Comparative effectiveness of acellular versus whole-cell pertussis vaccines in teenagers. Pediatrics. 2013 Jun; 131(6):e1716-22. PMID: 23690518.
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    65. Baxter R, Bakshi N, Fireman B, Lewis E, Ray P, Vellozzi C, Klein NP. Lack of association of Guillain-Barré syndrome with vaccinations. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Jul; 57(2):197-204. PMID: 23580737.
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    66. Baxter R, Ray P, Tran TN, Black S, Shinefield HR, Coplan PM, Lewis E, Fireman B, Saddier P. Long-term effectiveness of varicella vaccine: a 14-Year, prospective cohort study. Pediatrics. 2013 May; 131(5):e1389-96. PMID: 23545380.
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    67. Hunkeler EM, Hargreaves WA, Fireman B, Terdiman J, Meresman JF, Porterfield Y, Lee J, Dea R, Simon GE, Bauer MS, Unützer J, Taylor CB. A web-delivered care management and patient self-management program for recurrent depression: a randomized trial. Psychiatr Serv. 2012 Nov; 63(11):1063-71. PMID: 22983558.
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    68. Reed M, Huang J, Graetz I, Brand R, Hsu J, Fireman B, Jaffe M. Outpatient electronic health records and the clinical care and outcomes of patients with diabetes mellitus. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Oct 02; 157(7):482-9. PMID: 23027319.
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    69. Corley DA, Jensen CD, Marks AR, Zhao WK, de Boer J, Levin TR, Doubeni C, Fireman BH, Quesenberry CP. Variation of adenoma prevalence by age, sex, race, and colon location in a large population: implications for screening and quality programs. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Feb; 11(2):172-80. PMID: 22985608.
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    70. Klein NP, Bartlett J, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Fireman B, Baxter R. Waning protection after fifth dose of acellular pertussis vaccine in children. N Engl J Med. 2012 Sep 13; 367(11):1012-9. PMID: 22970945.
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    71. Baxter R, Tran TN, Hansen J, Emery M, Fireman B, Bartlett J, Lewis N, Saddier P. Safety of Zostavax™--a cohort study in a managed care organization. Vaccine. 2012 Oct 19; 30(47):6636-41. PMID: 22963800.
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    72. Rowhani-Rahbar A, Klein NP, Dekker CL, Edwards KM, Marchant CD, Vellozzi C, Fireman B, Sejvar JJ, Halsey NA, Baxter R. Biologically plausible and evidence-based risk intervals in immunization safety research. Vaccine. 2012 Dec 17; 31(1):271-7. PMID: 22835735.
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    73. Selby JV, Schmittdiel JA, Fireman B, Jaffe M, Ransom LJ, Dyer W, Uratsu CS, Reed ME, Kerr EA, Hsu J. Improving treatment intensification to reduce cardiovascular disease risk: a cluster randomized trial. BMC Health Serv Res. 2012 Jul 02; 12:183. PMID: 22747998.
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    74. Greene SK, Rett M, Weintraub ES, Li L, Yin R, Amato AA, Ho DT, Sheikh SI, Fireman BH, Daley MF, Belongia EA, Jacobsen SJ, Baxter R, Lieu TA, Kulldorff M, Vellozzi C, Lee GM. Risk of confirmed Guillain-Barre syndrome following receipt of monovalent inactivated influenza A (H1N1) and seasonal influenza vaccines in the Vaccine Safety Datalink Project, 2009-2010. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Jun 01; 175(11):1100-9. PMID: 22582210.
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    75. Neugebauer R, Fireman B, Roy JA, O'Connor PJ, Selby JV. Dynamic marginal structural modeling to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of more or less aggressive treatment intensification strategies in adults with type 2 diabetes. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012 May; 21 Suppl 2:99-113. PMID: 22552985.
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    76. Klein NP, Lewis E, Baxter R, Weintraub E, Glanz J, Naleway A, Jackson LA, Nordin J, Lieu T, Belongia EA, Fireman B. Measles-containing vaccines and febrile seizures in children age 4 to 6 years. Pediatrics. 2012 May; 129(5):809-14. PMID: 22473362.
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    77. Rowhani-Rahbar A, Klein NP, Lewis N, Fireman B, Ray P, Rasgon B, Black S, Klein JO, Baxter R. Immunization and Bell's palsy in children: a case-centered analysis. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 May 01; 175(9):878-85. PMID: 22411861.
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    78. Gagne JJ, Fireman B, Ryan PB, Maclure M, Gerhard T, Toh S, Rassen JA, Nelson JC, Schneeweiss S. Design considerations in an active medical product safety monitoring system. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012 Jan; 21 Suppl 1:32-40. PMID: 22262591.
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    79. Maclure M, Fireman B, Nelson JC, Hua W, Shoaibi A, Paredes A, Madigan D. When should case-only designs be used for safety monitoring of medical products? Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012 Jan; 21 Suppl 1:50-61. PMID: 22262593.
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    80. Nelson JC, Cook AJ, Yu O, Dominguez C, Zhao S, Greene SK, Fireman BH, Jacobsen SJ, Weintraub ES, Jackson LA. Challenges in the design and analysis of sequentially monitored postmarket safety surveillance evaluations using electronic observational health care data. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012 Jan; 21 Suppl 1:62-71. PMID: 22262594.
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    81. Fireman B, Toh S, Butler MG, Go AS, Joffe HV, Graham DJ, Nelson JC, Daniel GW, Selby JV. A protocol for active surveillance of acute myocardial infarction in association with the use of a new antidiabetic pharmaceutical agent. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012 Jan; 21 Suppl 1:282-90. PMID: 22262618.
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    82. Habel LA, Cooper WO, Sox CM, Chan KA, Fireman BH, Arbogast PG, Cheetham TC, Quinn VP, Dublin S, Boudreau DM, Andrade SE, Pawloski PA, Raebel MA, Smith DH, Achacoso N, Uratsu C, Go AS, Sidney S, Nguyen-Huynh MN, Ray WA, Selby JV. ADHD medications and risk of serious cardiovascular events in young and middle-aged adults. JAMA. 2011 Dec 28; 306(24):2673-83. PMID: 22161946.
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    83. Tseng HF, Liu A, Sy L, Marcy SM, Fireman B, Weintraub E, Baggs J, Weinmann S, Baxter R, Nordin J, Daley MF, Jackson L, Jacobsen SJ. Safety of zoster vaccine in adults from a large managed-care cohort: a Vaccine Safety Datalink study. J Intern Med. 2012 May; 271(5):510-20. PMID: 22026504.
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    84. Pahud BA, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Glaser C, Gavali S, Salibay CJ, Fireman B, Dekker CL. Lack of association between childhood immunizations and encephalitis in California, 1998-2008. Vaccine. 2012 Jan 05; 30(2):247-53. PMID: 22080172.
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    91. Arnow BA, Blasey CM, Constantino MJ, Robinson R, Hunkeler E, Lee J, Fireman B, Khaylis A, Feiner L, Hayward C. Catastrophizing, depression and pain-related disability. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2011 Mar-Apr; 33(2):150-6. PMID: 21596208.
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    92. Hsu J, Fung V, Huang J, Price M, Brand R, Hui R, Fireman B, Dow WH, Bertko J, Newhouse JP. Fixing flaws in Medicare drug coverage that prompt insurers to avoid low-income patients. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Dec; 29(12):2335-43. PMID: 21030394.
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    93. Baxter R, Ray GT, Fireman BH. Effect of influenza vaccination on hospitalizations in persons aged 50 years and older. Vaccine. 2010 Oct 21; 28(45):7267-72. PMID: 20832494.
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    95. Lester H, Schmittdiel J, Selby J, Fireman B, Campbell S, Lee J, Whippy A, Madvig P. The impact of removing financial incentives from clinical quality indicators: longitudinal analysis of four Kaiser Permanente indicators. BMJ. 2010 May 11; 340:c1898. PMID: 20460330.
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    96. Selby JV, Schmittdiel JA, Lee J, Fung V, Thomas S, Smider N, Crosson FJ, Hsu J, Fireman B. Meaningful variation in performance: what does variation in quality tell us about improving quality? Med Care. 2010 Feb; 48(2):133-9. PMID: 20057330.
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    99. Ballard DW, Price M, Fung V, Brand R, Reed ME, Fireman B, Newhouse JP, Selby JV, Hsu J. Validation of an algorithm for categorizing the severity of hospital emergency department visits. Med Care. 2010 Jan; 48(1):58-63. PMID: 19952803.
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    100. Greene SK, Kulldorff M, Lewis EM, Li R, Yin R, Weintraub ES, Fireman BH, Lieu TA, Nordin JD, Glanz JM, Baxter R, Jacobsen SJ, Broder KR, Lee GM. Near real-time surveillance for influenza vaccine safety: proof-of-concept in the Vaccine Safety Datalink Project. Am J Epidemiol. 2010 Jan 15; 171(2):177-88. PMID: 19965887.
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    101. Klein NP, Ray P, Carpenter D, Hansen J, Lewis E, Fireman B, Black S, Galindo C, Schmidt J, Baxter R. Rates of autoimmune diseases in Kaiser Permanente for use in vaccine adverse event safety studies. Vaccine. 2010 Jan 22; 28(4):1062-8. PMID: 19896453.
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    102. Fireman B, Lee J, Lewis N, Bembom O, van der Laan M, Baxter R. Influenza vaccination and mortality: differentiating vaccine effects from bias. Am J Epidemiol. 2009 Sep 01; 170(5):650-6. PMID: 19625341.
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    103. Herrinton LJ, Liu L, Fireman B, Lewis JD, Allison JE, Flowers N, Hutfless S, Velayos FS, Abramson O, Altschuler A, Perry GS. Time trends in therapies and outcomes for adult inflammatory bowel disease, Northern California, 1998-2005. Gastroenterology. 2009 Aug; 137(2):502-11. PMID: 19445944.
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    104. Schmittdiel JA, Uratsu CS, Fireman BH, Selby JV. The effectiveness of diabetes care management in managed care. Am J Manag Care. 2009 May; 15(5):295-301. PMID: 19435397.
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    105. Center KJ, Hansen JR, Lewis E, Fireman BH, Hilton B. Lack of association of Kawasaki disease after immunization in a cohort of infants followed for multiple autoimmune diagnoses in a large, phase-4 observational database safety study of 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: lack of association between Kawasaki disease and seven-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009 May; 28(5):438-40. PMID: 19319016.
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    106. Selby JV, Uratsu CS, Fireman B, Schmittdiel JA, Peng T, Rodondi N, Karter AJ, Kerr EA. Treatment intensification and risk factor control: toward more clinically relevant quality measures. Med Care. 2009 Apr; 47(4):395-402. PMID: 19330888.
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    107. Arnow BA, Blasey CM, Lee J, Fireman B, Hunkeler EM, Dea R, Robinson R, Hayward C. Relationships among depression, chronic pain, chronic disabling pain, and medical costs. Psychiatr Serv. 2009 Mar; 60(3):344-50. PMID: 19252047.
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    108. Hsu J, Huang J, Fung V, Price M, Brand R, Hui R, Fireman B, Dow W, Bertko J, Newhouse JP. Distributing $800 billion: an early assessment of Medicare Part D risk adjustment. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Jan-Feb; 28(1):215-25. PMID: 19124873.
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    109. Iribarren C, Darbinian JA, Fireman BH, Burchard EG. Birthplace and mortality among insured Latinos: the paradox revisited. Ethn Dis. 2009; 19(2):185-91. PMID: 19537231.
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    110. Pressman AR, Hutfless S, Velayos F, Fireman B, Lewis JD, Allison J, Abramson O, Herrinton LJ. Patterns of infliximab use among Crohn's disease patients in a community setting. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2008 Sep; 14(9):1265-72. PMID: 18452199.
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    111. Hutfless S, Fireman B, Kane S, Herrinton LJ. Screening differences and risk of cervical cancer in inflammatory bowel disease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2008 Sep 01; 28(5):598-605. PMID: 18549465.
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    112. Croen LA, Braunschweig D, Haapanen L, Yoshida CK, Fireman B, Grether JK, Kharrazi M, Hansen RL, Ashwood P, Van de Water J. Maternal mid-pregnancy autoantibodies to fetal brain protein: the early markers for autism study. Biol Psychiatry. 2008 Oct 01; 64(7):583-8. PMID: 18571628.
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    113. Hsu J, Fung V, Price M, Huang J, Brand R, Hui R, Fireman B, Newhouse JP. Medicare beneficiaries' knowledge of Part D prescription drug program benefits and responses to drug costs. JAMA. 2008 Apr 23; 299(16):1929-36. PMID: 18430912.
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    114. Croen LA, Goines P, Braunschweig D, Yolken R, Yoshida CK, Grether JK, Fireman B, Kharrazi M, Hansen RL, Van de Water J. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor and autism: maternal and infant peripheral blood levels in the Early Markers for Autism (EMA) Study. Autism Res. 2008 Apr; 1(2):130-7. PMID: 19119429.
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    115. Escobar GJ, Fireman BH, Palen TE, Gardner MN, Lee JY, Clark MP, Kipnis P. Risk adjusting community-acquired pneumonia hospital outcomes using automated databases. Am J Manag Care. 2008 Mar; 14(3):158-66. PMID: 18333708.
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    116. Darbinian JA, Ferrara AM, Van Den Eeden SK, Quesenberry CP, Fireman B, Habel LA. Glycemic status and risk of prostate cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008 Mar; 17(3):628-35. PMID: 18349280.
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    117. Baxter R, Ray GT, Fireman BH. Case-control study of antibiotic use and subsequent Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in hospitalized patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008 Jan; 29(1):44-50. PMID: 18171186.
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    118. Black S, France EK, Isaacman D, Bracken L, Lewis E, Hansen J, Fireman B, Austrian R, Graepel J, Gray S, Klein NP. Surveillance for invasive pneumococcal disease during 2000-2005 in a population of children who received 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2007 Sep; 26(9):771-7. PMID: 17721369.
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    119. Simon GE, Hunkeler E, Fireman B, Lee JY, Savarino J. Risk of suicide attempt and suicide death in patients treated for bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disord. 2007 Aug; 9(5):526-30. PMID: 17680924.
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    120. Iribarren C, Darbinian JA, Go AS, Fireman BH, Lee CD, Grey DP. Traditional and novel risk factors for clinically diagnosed abdominal aortic aneurysm: the Kaiser multiphasic health checkup cohort study. Ann Epidemiol. 2007 Sep; 17(9):669-78. PMID: 17512215.
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    121. Croen LA, Najjar DV, Fireman B, Grether JK. Maternal and paternal age and risk of autism spectrum disorders. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 Apr; 161(4):334-40. PMID: 17404129.
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    122. Klein NP, Fireman B, Enright A, Ray P, Black S, Dekker CL. A role for genetics in the immune response to the varicella vaccine. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2007 Apr; 26(4):300-5. PMID: 17414391.
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    123. Kinchen KS, Lee J, Fireman B, Hunkeler E, Nehemiah JL, Curtice TG. The prevalence, burden, and treatment of urinary incontinence among women in a managed care plan. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2007 Apr; 16(3):415-22. PMID: 17439386.
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    124. Schmittdiel J, Vijan S, Fireman B, Lafata JE, Oestreicher N, Selby JV. Predicted quality-adjusted life years as a composite measure of the clinical value of diabetes risk factor control. Med Care. 2007 Apr; 45(4):315-21. PMID: 17496715.
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    125. Iribarren C, Darbinian JA, Lo JC, Fireman BH, Go AS. Value of the sagittal abdominal diameter in coronary heart disease risk assessment: cohort study in a large, multiethnic population. Am J Epidemiol. 2006 Dec 15; 164(12):1150-9. PMID: 17041127.
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    126. Hsu J, Price M, Brand R, Ray GT, Fireman B, Newhouse JP, Selby JV. Cost-sharing for emergency care and unfavorable clinical events: findings from the safety and financial ramifications of ED copayments study. Health Serv Res. 2006 Oct; 41(5):1801-20. PMID: 16987303.
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    127. Hansen J, Black S, Shinefield H, Cherian T, Benson J, Fireman B, Lewis E, Ray P, Lee J. Effectiveness of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children younger than 5 years of age for prevention of pneumonia: updated analysis using World Health Organization standardized interpretation of chest radiographs. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006 Sep; 25(9):779-81. PMID: 16940833.
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    128. Ray GT, Whitney CG, Fireman BH, Ciuryla V, Black SB. Cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: evidence from the first 5 years of use in the United States incorporating herd effects. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006 Jun; 25(6):494-501. PMID: 16732146.
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    129. Hsu J, Price M, Huang J, Brand R, Fung V, Hui R, Fireman B, Newhouse JP, Selby JV. Unintended consequences of caps on Medicare drug benefits. N Engl J Med. 2006 Jun 01; 354(22):2349-59. PMID: 16738271.
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    130. Fung V, Ortiz E, Huang J, Fireman B, Miller R, Selby JV, Hsu J. Early experiences with e-health services (1999-2002): promise, reality, and implications. Med Care. 2006 May; 44(5):491-6. PMID: 16641669.
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    131. Black S, Shinefield H, Baxter R, Austrian R, Elvin L, Hansen J, Lewis E, Fireman B. Impact of the use of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on disease epidemiology in children and adults. Vaccine. 2006 Apr 12; 24 Suppl 2:S2-79-80. PMID: 16823937.
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    132. Arnow BA, Hunkeler EM, Blasey CM, Lee J, Constantino MJ, Fireman B, Kraemer HC, Dea R, Robinson R, Hayward C. Comorbid depression, chronic pain, and disability in primary care. Psychosom Med. 2006 Mar-Apr; 68(2):262-8. PMID: 16554392.
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    133. Reed M, Fung V, Brand R, Fireman B, Newhouse JP, Selby JV, Hsu J. Care-seeking behavior in response to emergency department copayments. Med Care. 2005 Aug; 43(8):810-6. PMID: 16034295.
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    134. Conolly P, Levine L, Amaral DJ, Fireman BH, Driscoll T. TPMG Northern California appointments and advice call center. J Med Syst. 2005 Aug; 29(4):325-33. PMID: 16178331.
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    135. Mertens JR, Weisner C, Ray GT, Fireman B, Walsh K. Hazardous drinkers and drug users in HMO primary care: prevalence, medical conditions, and costs. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2005 Jun; 29(6):989-98. PMID: 15976525.
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    136. Hunkeler EM, Fireman B, Lee J, Diamond R, Hamilton J, He CX, Dea R, Nowell WB, Hargreaves WA. Trends in use of antidepressants, lithium, and anticonvulsants in Kaiser Permanente-insured youths, 1994-2003. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2005 Feb; 15(1):26-37. PMID: 15741783.
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    137. Schoen EJ, Clapp W, To TT, Fireman BH. The key role of newborn thyroid scintigraphy with isotopic iodide (123I) in defining and managing congenital hypothyroidism. Pediatrics. 2004 Dec; 114(6):e683-8. PMID: 15574601.
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    138. Hsu J, Huang J, Kinsman J, Fireman B, Miller R, Selby J, Ortiz E. Use of e-Health services between 1999 and 2002: a growing digital divide. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2005 Mar-Apr; 12(2):164-71. PMID: 15561786.
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    139. Fireman B, Bartlett J, Selby J. Can disease management reduce health care costs by improving quality? Health Aff (Millwood). 2004 Nov-Dec; 23(6):63-75. PMID: 15584100.
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    140. Black SB, Shinefield HR, France EK, Fireman BH, Platt ST, Shay D. Effectiveness of influenza vaccine during pregnancy in preventing hospitalizations and outpatient visits for respiratory illness in pregnant women and their infants. Am J Perinatol. 2004 Aug; 21(6):333-9. PMID: 15311370.
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    141. Hu XH, Bull SA, Hunkeler EM, Ming E, Lee JY, Fireman B, Markson LE. Incidence and duration of side effects and those rated as bothersome with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor treatment for depression: patient report versus physician estimate. J Clin Psychiatry. 2004 Jul; 65(7):959-65. PMID: 15291685.
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    142. Black S, Shinefield H, Baxter R, Austrian R, Bracken L, Hansen J, Lewis E, Fireman B. Postlicensure surveillance for pneumococcal invasive disease after use of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Northern California Kaiser Permanente. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2004 Jun; 23(6):485-9. PMID: 15194827.
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    143. Hsu J, Reed M, Brand R, Fireman B, Newhouse JP, Selby JV. Cost-sharing: patient knowledge and effects on seeking emergency department care. Med Care. 2004 Mar; 42(3):290-6. PMID: 15076829.
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    144. Davis RL, Fireman B, Shinefield HR. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children. N Engl J Med. 2004 Jan 01; 350(1):84-5; author reply 84-5. PMID: 14702434.
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    145. Goodwin FK, Fireman B, Simon GE, Hunkeler EM, Lee J, Revicki D. Suicide risk in bipolar disorder during treatment with lithium and divalproex. JAMA. 2003 Sep 17; 290(11):1467-73. PMID: 13129986.
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    146. Hunkeler EM, Spector WD, Fireman B, Rice DP, Weisner C. Psychiatric symptoms, impaired function, and medical care costs in an HMO setting. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2003 May-Jun; 25(3):178-84. PMID: 12748030.
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    147. Hsu J, Schmittdiel J, Krupat E, Stein T, Thom D, Fireman B, Selby J. Patient choice. A randomized controlled trial of provider selection. J Gen Intern Med. 2003 May; 18(5):319-25. PMID: 12795729.
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    148. Fireman B, Black SB, Shinefield HR, Lee J, Lewis E, Ray P. Impact of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on otitis media. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2003 Jan; 22(1):10-6. PMID: 12544402.
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    149. Roblin DW, Vogt TM, Fireman B. Primary health care teams. Opportunities and challenges in evaluation of service delivery innovations. J Ambul Care Manage. 2003 Jan-Mar; 26(1):22-35; discussion 36-8. PMID: 12545513.
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    150. Bull SA, Hu XH, Hunkeler EM, Lee JY, Ming EE, Markson LE, Fireman B. Discontinuation of use and switching of antidepressants: influence of patient-physician communication. JAMA. 2002 Sep 18; 288(11):1403-9. PMID: 12234237.
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    151. Black SB, Shinefield HR, Ling S, Hansen J, Fireman B, Spring D, Noyes J, Lewis E, Ray P, Lee J, Hackell J. Effectiveness of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children younger than five years of age for prevention of pneumonia. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002 Sep; 21(9):810-5. PMID: 12352800.
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    152. Black SB, Lewis E, Shinefield HR, Fireman B, Ray P, DeStefano F, Chen R. Lack of association between receipt of conjugate haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine (HbOC) in infancy and risk of type 1 (juvenile onset) diabetes: long term follow-up of the HbOC efficacy trial cohort. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002 Jun; 21(6):568-9. PMID: 12182385.
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    153. Barrett PH, Beck A, Schmid K, Fireman B, Brown JB. Treatment decisions about lumbar herniated disk in a shared decision-making program. Jt Comm J Qual Improv. 2002 May; 28(5):211-9. PMID: 12053454.
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    154. Ray GT, Butler JC, Black SB, Shinefield HR, Fireman BH, Lieu TA. Observed costs and health care use of children in a randomized controlled trial of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002 May; 21(5):361-5. PMID: 12150168.
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    155. Shinefield H, Black S, Ray P, Fireman B, Schwalbe J, Lewis E. Efficacy, immunogenicity and safety of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in low birth weight and preterm infants. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002 Mar; 21(3):182-6. PMID: 12005078.
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    156. Shinefield H, Black S, Fattom A, Horwith G, Rasgon S, Ordonez J, Yeoh H, Law D, Robbins JB, Schneerson R, Muenz L, Fuller S, Johnson J, Fireman B, Alcorn H, Naso R. Use of a Staphylococcus aureus conjugate vaccine in patients receiving hemodialysis. N Engl J Med. 2002 Feb 14; 346(7):491-6. PMID: 11844850.
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    157. Fireman B, Koran LM, Leventhal JL, Jacobson A. The prevalence of clinically recognized obsessive-compulsive disorder in a large health maintenance organization. Am J Psychiatry. 2001 Nov; 158(11):1904-10. PMID: 11691699.
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    158. Lewis E, Shinefield HR, Woodruff BA, Black SB, Destefano F, Chen RT, Ensor R. Safety of neonatal hepatitis B vaccine administration. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2001 Nov; 20(11):1049-54. PMID: 11734710.
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    159. Koran LM, Leventhal JL, Fireman B, Jacobson A. Pharmacotherapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder in a health maintenance organization. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2000 Nov 01; 57(21):1972-8. PMID: 11094651.
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    160. Fireman B, Fehrenbacher L, Ray GT. RESPONSE: patient costs on clinical trials J Natl Cancer Inst. 2000 Sep 06; 92(17):1442-3. PMID: 10974084.
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    161. Hunkeler EM, Meresman JF, Hargreaves WA, Fireman B, Berman WH, Kirsch AJ, Groebe J, Hurt SW, Braden P, Getzell M, Feigenbaum PA, Peng T, Salzer M. Efficacy of nurse telehealth care and peer support in augmenting treatment of depression in primary care. Arch Fam Med. 2000 Aug; 9(8):700-8. PMID: 10927707.
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    162. Goldhaber MK, Fireman BH. Re: "Estimates of the annual number of clinically recognized pregnancies in the United States, 1981-1991". Am J Epidemiol. 2000 Aug 01; 152(3):287-9. PMID: 10933276.
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    163. Ray GT, Lieu T, Weinick RM, Cohen JW, Fireman B, Newacheck P. Comparing the medical expenses of children with Medicaid and commercial insurance in an HMO. Am J Manag Care. 2000 Jul; 6(7):753-60. PMID: 11067373.
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    164. Ray GT, Collin F, Lieu T, Fireman B, Colby CJ, Quesenberry CP, Van den Eeden SK, Selby JV. The cost of health conditions in a health maintenance organization. Med Care Res Rev. 2000 Mar; 57(1):92-109. PMID: 10705704.
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    165. Black S, Shinefield H, Fireman B, Lewis E, Ray P, Hansen JR, Elvin L, Ensor KM, Hackell J, Siber G, Malinoski F, Madore D, Chang I, Kohberger R, Watson W, Austrian R, Edwards K. Efficacy, safety and immunogenicity of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children. Northern California Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center Group. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2000 Mar; 19(3):187-95. PMID: 10749457.
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    166. Rice DP, Conell C, Weisner C, Hunkeler EM, Fireman B, Hu TW. Alcohol drinking patterns and medical care use in an HMO setting. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2000 Feb; 27(1):3-16. PMID: 10695237.
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    167. Fireman BH, Fehrenbacher L, Gruskin EP, Ray GT. Cost of care for patients in cancer clinical trials. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2000 Jan 19; 92(2):136-42. PMID: 10639515.
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    168. Weisner C, Conell C, Hunkeler EM, Rice D, McLellan AT, Hu TW, Fireman B, Moore C. Drinking patterns and problems of the "stably insured": a study of the membership of a health maintenance organization. J Stud Alcohol. 2000 Jan; 61(1):121-9. PMID: 10627105.
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    169. Alexander M, Tekawa I, Hunkeler E, Fireman B, Rowell R, Selby JV, Massie BM, Cooper W. Evaluating hypertension control in a managed care setting. Arch Intern Med. 1999 Dec 13-27; 159(22):2673-7. PMID: 10597757.
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    170. Shinefield HR, Black S, Ray P, Chang I, Lewis N, Fireman B, Hackell J, Paradiso PR, Siber G, Kohberger R, Madore DV, Malinowski FJ, Kimura A, Le C, Landaw I, Aguilar J, Hansen J. Safety and immunogenicity of heptavalent pneumococcal CRM197 conjugate vaccine in infants and toddlers. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1999 Sep; 18(9):757-63. PMID: 10493334.
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    171. Potosky AL, Merrill RM, Riley GF, Taplin SH, Barlow W, Fireman BH, Lubitz JD. Prostate cancer treatment and ten-year survival among group/staff HMO and fee-for-service Medicare patients. Health Serv Res. 1999 Jun; 34(2):525-46. PMID: 10357289.
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    172. Merrill RM, Brown ML, Potosky AL, Riley G, Taplin SH, Barlow W, Fireman BH. Survival and treatment for colorectal cancer Medicare patients in two group/staff health maintenance organizations and the fee-for-service setting. Med Care Res Rev. 1999 Jun; 56(2):177-96. PMID: 10373723.
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    173. Weissman MM, Broadhead WE, Olfson M, Sheehan DV, Hoven C, Conolly P, Fireman BH, Farber L, Blacklow RS, Higgins ES, Leon AC. A diagnostic aid for detecting (DSM-IV) mental disorders in primary care. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 1998 Jan; 20(1):1-11. PMID: 9506249.
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    174. Lieu TA, Gurley RJ, Lundstrom RJ, Ray GT, Fireman BH, Weinstein MC, Parmley WW. Projected cost-effectiveness of primary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1997 Dec; 30(7):1741-50. PMID: 9385902.
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    175. Olfson M, Fireman B, Weissman MM, Leon AC, Sheehan DV, Kathol RG, Hoven C, Farber L. Mental disorders and disability among patients in a primary care group practice. Am J Psychiatry. 1997 Dec; 154(12):1734-40. PMID: 9396954.
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    176. Potosky AL, Merrill RM, Riley GF, Taplin SH, Barlow W, Fireman BH, Ballard-Barbash R. Breast cancer survival and treatment in health maintenance organization and fee-for-service settings. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1997 Nov 19; 89(22):1683-91. PMID: 9390537.
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    177. Fordyce M, Bardole D, Romer L, Soghikian K, Fireman B. Senior Team Assessment and Referral Program--STAR. J Am Board Fam Pract. 1997 Nov-Dec; 10(6):398-406. PMID: 9407480.
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    178. Batchelder TJ, Fireman B, Friedman GD, Matas BR, Wong IG, Barricks ME, Burke S, Beasley L. The value of routine dilated pupil screening examination. Arch Ophthalmol. 1997 Sep; 115(9):1179-84. PMID: 9298061.
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    179. Haan MN, Selby JV, Quesenberry CP, Schmittdiel JA, Fireman BH, Rice DP. The impact of aging and chronic disease on use of hospital and outpatient services in a large HMO: 1971-1991. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1997 Jun; 45(6):667-74. PMID: 9180658.
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    180. Black SB, Shinefield HR, Bergen R, Hart C, Kremers R, Lavetter A, Lemesurier J, Morozumi PA, Ray P, Lewis EM, Fireman B, Schwalbe J, Hallam P, Shandling M, Dekker C, Granoff DM, Izu A, Podda A. Safety and immunogenicity of Chiron/Biocine recombinant acellular pertussis-diphtheria-tetanus vaccine in infants and toddlers. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1997 Jan; 16(1):53-8. PMID: 9002102.
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    181. Escobar GJ, Gardner MN, Chellino M, Fireman B, Verdi J, Yanover M. Identification of neonatal deaths in a large managed care organisation. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 1997 Jan; 11(1):93-104. PMID: 9018731.
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    182. Fireman BH, Quesenberry CP, Somkin CP, Jacobson AS, Baer D, West D, Potosky AL, Brown ML. Cost of care for cancer in a health maintenance organization. Health Care Financ Rev. 1997; 18(4):51-76. PMID: 10175613.
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    183. Selby JV, Fireman BH, Lundstrom RJ, Swain BE, Truman AF, Wong CC, Froelicher ES, Barron HV, Hlatky MA. Variation among hospitals in coronary-angiography practices and outcomes after myocardial infarction in a large health maintenance organization. N Engl J Med. 1996 Dec 19; 335(25):1888-96. PMID: 8948565.
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    184. Lieu TA, Lundstrom RJ, Ray GT, Fireman BH, Gurley RJ, Parmley WW. Initial cost of primary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1996 Oct; 28(4):882-9. PMID: 8837564.
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    185. Leon AC, Olfson M, Weissman MM, Portera L, Fireman BH, Blacklow RS, Hoven C, Broadhead WE. Brief screens for mental disorders in primary care. J Gen Intern Med. 1996 Jul; 11(7):426-30. PMID: 8842936.
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    186. Haan MN, Selby JV, Rice DP, Quesenberry CP, Schofield KA, Liu J, Fireman BH. Trends in cardiovascular disease incidence and survival in the elderly. Ann Epidemiol. 1996 Jul; 6(4):348-56. PMID: 8876846.
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    187. Nennig ME, Shinefield HR, Edwards KM, Black SB, Fireman BH. Prevalence and incidence of adult pertussis in an urban population. JAMA. 1996 Jun 05; 275(21):1672-4. PMID: 8637142.
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    188. Selby JV, Fireman BH, Swain BE. Effect of a copayment on use of the emergency department in a health maintenance organization. N Engl J Med. 1996 Mar 07; 334(10):635-41. PMID: 8592528.
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    189. Cherpitel CJ, Hurley LB, Fireman BH, Soghikian K. Alcohol use and medical care utilization among health maintenance organization patients in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 1996 Feb; 3(2):106-13. PMID: 8808369.
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    190. Brown ML, Fireman B. Evaluation of direct medical costs related to cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1995 Mar 15; 87(6):399-400. PMID: 7861454.
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    191. Miller MG, Miller LS, Fireman B, Black SB. Variation in practice for discretionary admissions. Impact on estimates of quality of hospital care. JAMA. 1994 May 18; 271(19):1493-8. PMID: 8176828.
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    192. Black SB, Shinefield HR, Ray P, Lewis EM, Fireman B, Hiatt R, Madore DV, Johnson CL, Hackell JG. Safety of combined oligosaccharide conjugate Haemophilus influenzae type b (HbOC) and whole cell diphtheria-tetanus toxoids-pertussis vaccine in infancy. The Kaiser Permanente Pediatric Vaccine Study Group. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1993 Dec; 12(12):981-5. PMID: 8108224.
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    193. Ordoñez JD, Hiatt RA, Killebrew EJ, Fireman BH. The increased risk of coronary heart disease associated with nephrotic syndrome. Kidney Int. 1993 Sep; 44(3):638-42. PMID: 8231039.
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    194. Soghikian K, Casper SM, Fireman BH, Hunkeler EM, Hurley LB, Tekawa IS, Vogt TM. Home blood pressure monitoring. Effect on use of medical services and medical care costs. Med Care. 1992 Sep; 30(9):855-65. PMID: 1518317.
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    195. Black SB, Shinefield HR, Fireman B, Hiatt R. Safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy in infancy of oligosaccharide conjugate Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine in a United States population: possible implications for optimal use. J Infect Dis. 1992 Jun; 165 Suppl 1:S139-43. PMID: 1588149.
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    196. Likosky WH, Fireman B, Elmore R, Eno G, Gale K, Goode GB, Ikeda K, Laster J, Mosher C, Rozance J, et al. Intense immunosuppression in chronic progressive multiple sclerosis: the Kaiser study. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1991 Dec; 54(12):1055-60. PMID: 1783915.
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    197. Fireman BH, Goldhaber MK. Maternal transfers and hospital perinatal mortality rates. Am J Public Health. 1991 Aug; 81(8):1075-6. PMID: 1854008.
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    198. Black SB, Cherry JD, Shinefield HR, Fireman B, Christenson P, Lampert D. Apparent decreased risk of invasive bacterial disease after heterologous childhood immunization. Am J Dis Child. 1991 Jul; 145(7):746-9. PMID: 1647657.
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    199. Friedman GD, Fireman BH. The leukocyte count and cancer mortality. Am J Epidemiol. 1991 Feb 15; 133(4):376-80. PMID: 1994701.
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    200. Black SB, Shinefield HR, Lampert D, Fireman B, Hiatt RA, Polen M, Vittinghoff E. Safety and immunogenicity of oligosaccharide conjugate Haemophilus influenzae type b (HbOC) vaccine in infancy. The Northern California Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center Pediatrics Group. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1991 Feb; 10(2):92-6. PMID: 2062620.
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    201. Black SB, Shinefield HR, Fireman B, Hiatt R, Polen M, Vittinghoff E. Efficacy in infancy of oligosaccharide conjugate Haemophilus influenzae type b (HbOC) vaccine in a United States population of 61,080 children. The Northern California Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center Pediatrics Group. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1991 Feb; 10(2):97-104. PMID: 2062621.
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    202. Le CT, Freeman DW, Fireman BH. Evaluation of ventilating tubes and myringotomy in the treatment of recurrent or persistent otitis media. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1991 Jan; 10(1):2-11. PMID: 2003051.
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    203. Goldhaber MK, Fireman BH. The fetal life table revisited: spontaneous abortion rates in three Kaiser Permanente cohorts. Epidemiology. 1991 Jan; 2(1):33-9. PMID: 2021664.
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    204. Friedman GD, Fireman BH. Appendectomy, appendicitis, and large bowel cancer. Cancer Res. 1990 Dec 01; 50(23):7549-51. PMID: 2253203.
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    205. Hiatt RA, Quesenberry CP, Selby JV, Fireman BH, Knight A. The cost of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in northern California. The experience of a large prepaid health plan. Arch Intern Med. 1990 Apr; 150(4):833-8. PMID: 2327843.
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    206. Quesenberry CP, Fireman B, Hiatt RA, Selby JV. A survival analysis of hospitalization among patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Am J Public Health. 1989 Dec; 79(12):1643-7. PMID: 2817192.
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    207. Selby JV, Friedman GD, Fireman BH. Screening prescription drugs for possible carcinogenicity: eleven to fifteen years of follow-up. Cancer Res. 1989 Oct 15; 49(20):5736-47. PMID: 2571410.
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    208. Rubinoff H, Fireman BH. Testing for recovery of thyroid function after withdrawal of long-term suppression therapy. J Clin Epidemiol. 1989; 42(5):417-20. PMID: 2732769.
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    209. Friedman GD, Raviola CA, Fireman B. Prognosis of gallstones with mild or no symptoms: 25 years of follow-up in a health maintenance organization. J Clin Epidemiol. 1989; 42(2):127-36. PMID: 2918322.
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    210. Hiatt RA, Fireman BH. Serum uric acid unrelated to cancer incidence in humans. Cancer Res. 1988 May 15; 48(10):2916-8. PMID: 3359448.
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    211. Black SB, Shinefield HR, Hiatt RA, Fireman BH. Efficacy of Haemophilus influenzae type b capsular polysaccharide vaccine. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1988 Mar; 7(3):149-56. PMID: 3258659.
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    212. Hiatt RA, Fireman B. The possible effect of increased surveillance on the incidence of malignant melanoma. Prev Med. 1986 Nov; 15(6):652-60. PMID: 3797396.
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    213. Friedman GD, Blaner WS, Goodman DS, Vogelman JH, Brind JL, Hoover R, Fireman BH, Orentreich N. Serum retinol and retinol-binding protein levels do not predict subsequent lung cancer. Am J Epidemiol. 1986 May; 123(5):781-9. PMID: 3962962.
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    214. Hiatt RA, Fireman BH. Smoking, menopause, and breast cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1986 May; 76(5):833-8. PMID: 3457970.
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    215. Friedman GD, Collen MF, Fireman BH. Multiphasic Health Checkup Evaluation: a 16-year follow-up. J Chronic Dis. 1986; 39(6):453-63. PMID: 3711252.
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    216. Hiatt RA, Fireman BH. Serum cholesterol and the incidence of cancer in a large cohort. J Chronic Dis. 1986; 39(11):861-70. PMID: 3793838.
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    217. Shearn MA, Fireman BH. Stress management and mutual support groups in rheumatoid arthritis. Am J Med. 1985 May; 78(5):771-5. PMID: 3887910.
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    218. Friedman GD, Fireman BH, Petitti DB, Siegelaub AB, Ury HK, Klatsky AL. Psychological questionnaire score, cigarette smoking, and myocardial infarction: a continuing enigma. Prev Med. 1983 Jul; 12(4):533-40. PMID: 6622437.
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    219. Gamson W, Fireman B. Encounters with unjust authority. 1982.
    220. Fireman B, Gamson W. The Dynamics of Social Movements. Utilitarian logic in the resource mobilization perspective. 1979.
    221. Fireman B, Morgan D, Gamson W, Rytina S., Taylor, B. Research in Social Movements, Conflict, and Change. Catalyzing rebellion: mobilization in miniature. 1979.
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