Loading...
Header Logo
Keywords
Last Name
KP Region

Andrew L Avins MD, MPH

TitleResearch Scientist III
InstitutionKaiser Permanente Northern California
DepartmentDivision of Research
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-1723-7904 Additional info
vCardDownload vCard

    Collapse Biography 
    Collapse education and training
    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CABA06/1979Cell Biology
    University of California, Irvine, Irvine CAMD06/1983Medicine
    Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MAMPH06/1985Epidemiology

    Collapse Overview 
    Collapse overview
    Andrew L. Avins, MD, MPH, is a research scientist at the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California; he holds appointments in the Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco, where he remains active in the clinical and teaching programs. Dr. Avins is a board-certified general internist. His research interests include musculoskeletal and cardiovascular diseases, preventive medicine (with an emphasis on screening and treatment policies), complementary and alternative medicine (with an emphasis on clinical trials of alternative therapies), and research methodologies.

    Collapse Research 
    Collapse research activities and funding
    R29HL051024     (AVINS, ANDREW L)Jun 1, 1994 - May 31, 2000
    NIH/NHLBI
    REEVALUATING TRIGLYCERIDES IN CORONARY HEART DISEASE
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01DK056199     (AVINS, ANDREW L)Aug 23, 1999 - Aug 31, 2004
    NIH/NIDDK
    SAW PALMETTO EXTRACT IN BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R21AT000348     (AVINS, ANDREW L)Mar 1, 2001 - Dec 31, 2004
    NIH/NCCIH
    MASSAGE THERAPY FOR CANCER-RELATED FATIGUE
    Role: Principal Investigator

    U01DK063795     (AVINS, ANDREW L.)Sep 30, 2002 - Jun 30, 2011
    NIH/NIDDK
    Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Urological Symptoms (CAMUS)
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01HL081195     (AVINS, ANDREW L.)Aug 15, 2006 - May 31, 2011
    NIH/NHLBI
    The Enigma of Placebo Adherence and Health Outcomes
    Role: Principal Investigator

    RC2LM010797     (AVINS, ANDREW L.)Sep 30, 2009 - Sep 29, 2012
    NIH/NLM
    The Kaiser Permanente National Research Database
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Collapse Bibliographic 
    Collapse selected publications
    Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
    List All   |   Timeline
    1. Friedly JL, Comstock BA, Heagerty PJ, Bauer Z, Rothman MS, Suri P, Hansen R, Avins AL, Nedeljkovic SS, Nerenz DR, Akuthota V, Jarvik JG. Systemic effects of epidural steroid injections for spinal stenosis. Pain. 2018 May; 159(5):876-883. PMID: 29394207.
      View in: PubMed
    2. Gold LS, Hansen RN, Avins AL, Bauer Z, Comstock BA, Deyo RA, Heagerty PJ, Rundell SD, Suri P, Turner JA, Jarvik JG. Associations of Early Opioid Use With Patient-reported Outcomes and Health Care Utilization Among Older Adults With Low Back Pain. Clin J Pain. 2018 Apr; 34(4):297-305. PMID: 28915153.
      View in: PubMed
    3. Kim SK, Ioannidis JPA, Ahmed MA, Avins AL, Kleimeyer JP, Fredericson M, Dragoo JL. Two Genetic Variants Associated with Plantar Fascial Disorders. Int J Sports Med. 2018 Apr; 39(4):314-321. PMID: 29534260.
      View in: PubMed
    4. Huhdanpaa HT, Tan WK, Rundell SD, Suri P, Chokshi FH, Comstock BA, Heagerty PJ, James KT, Avins AL, Nedeljkovic SS, Nerenz DR, Kallmes DF, Luetmer PH, Sherman KJ, Organ NL, Griffith B, Langlotz CP, Carrell D, Hassanpour S, Jarvik JG. Using Natural Language Processing of Free-Text Radiology Reports to Identify Type 1 Modic Endplate Changes. J Digit Imaging. 2018 Feb; 31(1):84-90. PMID: 28808792.
      View in: PubMed
    5. Jarvik JG, Gold LS, Tan K, Friedly JL, Nedeljkovic SS, Comstock BA, Deyo RA, Turner JA, Bresnahan BW, Rundell SD, James KT, Nerenz DR, Avins AL, Bauer Z, Kessler L, Heagerty PJ. Long-term outcomes of a large, prospective observational cohort of older adults with back pain. Spine J. 2018 Sep; 18(9):1540-1551. PMID: 29391206.
      View in: PubMed
    6. Nguyen-Huynh MN, Klingman JG, Avins AL, Rao VA, Eaton A, Bhopale S, Kim AC, Morehouse JW, Flint AC. Novel Telestroke Program Improves Thrombolysis for Acute Stroke Across 21 Hospitals of an Integrated Healthcare System. Stroke. 2018 01; 49(1):133-139. PMID: 29247142.
      View in: PubMed
    7. Roos TR, Roos AK, Avins AL, Ahmed MA, Kleimeyer JP, Fredericson M, Ioannidis JPA, Dragoo JL, Kim SK. Genome-wide association study identifies a locus associated with rotator cuff injury. PLoS One. 2017; 12(12):e0189317. PMID: 29228018.
      View in: PubMed
    8. Kim SK, Kleimeyer JP, Ahmed MA, Avins AL, Fredericson M, Dragoo JL, Ioannidis JPA. Two genetic loci associated with ankle injury. PLoS One. 2017; 12(9):e0185355. PMID: 28957384.
      View in: PubMed
    9. Lavallee DC, Comstock B, Scott MR, Avins AL, Nerenz DR, Edwards TC, Patrick DL, Lawrence SO, Bauer Z, Truitt AR, Jarvik JG. Study of Methods for Assessing Research Topic Elicitation and pRioritization (SMARTER): Study Protocol to Compare Qualitative Research Methods and Advance Patient Engagement in Research. JMIR Res Protoc. 2017 Sep 07; 6(9):e168. PMID: 28882810.
      View in: PubMed
    10. Rundell SD, Sherman KJ, Heagerty PJ, Mock CN, Dettori NJ, Comstock BA, Avins AL, Nedeljkovic SS, Nerenz DR, Jarvik JG. Predictors of Persistent Disability and Back Pain in Older Adults with a New Episode of Care for Back Pain. Pain Med. 2017 06 01; 18(6):1049-1062. PMID: 27688311.
      View in: PubMed
    11. Friedly JL, Comstock BA, Turner JA, Heagerty PJ, Deyo RA, Bauer Z, Avins AL, Nedeljkovic SS, Nerenz DR, Shi XR, Annaswamy T, Standaert CJ, Smuck M, Kennedy DJ, Akuthota V, Sibell D, Wasan AD, Diehn F, Suri P, Rundell SD, Kessler L, Chen AS, Jarvik JG. Long-Term Effects of Repeated Injections of Local Anesthetic With or Without Corticosteroid for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Randomized Trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 08; 98(8):1499-1507.e2. PMID: 28396242.
      View in: PubMed
    12. Truitt AR, Monsell SE, Avins AL, Nerenz DR, Lawrence SO, Bauer Z, Comstock BA, Edwards TC, Patrick DL, Jarvik JG, Lavallee DC. Prioritizing research topics: a comparison of crowdsourcing and patient registry. Qual Life Res. 2018 Jan; 27(1):41-50. PMID: 28382522.
      View in: PubMed
    13. Kim SK, Roos TR, Roos AK, Kleimeyer JP, Ahmed MA, Goodlin GT, Fredericson M, Ioannidis JP, Avins AL, Dragoo JL. Genome-wide association screens for Achilles tendon and ACL tears and tendinopathy. PLoS One. 2017; 12(3):e0170422. PMID: 28358823.
      View in: PubMed
    14. Conlon C, Asch S, Hanson M, Avins A, Levitan B, Roth C, Robbins M, Dworsky M, Seabury S, Nuckols T. Assessing the Value of High-Quality Care for Work-Associated Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in a Large Integrated Health Care System: Study Design. Perm J. 2016; 20(4):87-95. PMID: 27723446.
      View in: PubMed
    15. Rundell SD, Goode AP, Suri P, Heagerty PJ, Comstock BA, Friedly JL, Gold LS, Bauer Z, Avins AL, Nedeljkovic SS, Nerenz DR, Kessler L, Jarvik JG. Effect of Comorbid Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis on Longitudinal Clinical and Health Care Use Outcomes in Older Adults With New Visits for Back Pain. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 01; 98(1):43-50. PMID: 27519927.
      View in: PubMed
    16. Goldfien R, Pressman A, Jacobson A, Ng M, Avins A. A Pharmacist-Staffed, Virtual Gout Management Clinic for Achieving Target Serum Uric Acid Levels: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Perm J. 2016 summer; 20(3):18-23. PMID: 27352414; PMCID: PMC4991910.
    17. Wyatt RWB, Maletis GB, Lyon LL, Schwalbe J, Avins AL. Efficacy of Prophylactic Antibiotics in Simple Knee Arthroscopy. Arthroscopy. 2017 Jan; 33(1):157-162. PMID: 27372184.
      View in: PubMed
    18. Jorgenson E, Makki N, Shen L, Chen DC, Tian C, Eckalbar WL, Hinds D, Ahituv N, Avins A. A genome-wide association study identifies four novel susceptibility loci underlying inguinal hernia. Nat Commun. 2015 Dec 21; 6:10130. PMID: 26686553; PMCID: PMC4703831.
    19. Jarvik JG, Comstock BA, James KT, Avins AL, Bresnahan BW, Deyo RA, Luetmer PH, Friedly JL, Meier EN, Cherkin DC, Gold LS, Rundell SD, Halabi SS, Kallmes DF, Tan KW, Turner JA, Kessler LG, Lavallee DC, Stephens KA, Heagerty PJ. Lumbar Imaging With Reporting Of Epidemiology (LIRE)--Protocol for a pragmatic cluster randomized trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Nov; 45(Pt B):157-163. PMID: 26493088; PMCID: PMC4674321 [Available on 11/01/16].
    20. Deyo RA, Bryan M, Comstock BA, Turner JA, Heagerty P, Friedly J, Avins AL, Nedeljkovic SS, Nerenz DR, Jarvik JG. Trajectories of symptoms and function in older adults with low back disorders. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Sep 01; 40(17):1352-62. PMID: 25996537.
      View in: PubMed
    21. Pressman A, Jacobson A, Eguilos R, Gelfand A, Huynh C, Hamilton L, Avins A, Bakshi N, Merikangas K. Prevalence of migraine in a diverse community--electronic methods for migraine ascertainment in a large integrated health plan. Cephalalgia. 2016 Apr; 36(4):325-34. PMID: 26069243; PMCID: PMC4775431.
    22. Goldberg H, Firtch W, Tyburski M, Pressman A, Ackerson L, Hamilton L, Smith W, Carver R, Maratukulam A, Won LA, Carragee E, Avins AL. Oral steroids for acute radiculopathy due to a herniated lumbar disk: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2015 May 19; 313(19):1915-23. PMID: 25988461.
      View in: PubMed
    23. Jarvik JG, Gold LS, Comstock BA, Heagerty PJ, Rundell SD, Turner JA, Avins AL, Bauer Z, Bresnahan BW, Friedly JL, James K, Kessler L, Nedeljkovic SS, Nerenz DR, Shi X, Sullivan SD, Chan L, Schwalb JM, Deyo RA. Association of early imaging for back pain with clinical outcomes in older adults. JAMA. 2015 Mar 17; 313(11):1143-53. PMID: 25781443.
      View in: PubMed
    24. Mehling WE, Ebell MH, Avins AL, Hecht FM. Clinical decision rule for primary care patient with acute low back pain at risk of developing chronic pain. Spine J. 2015 Jul 01; 15(7):1577-86. PMID: 25771757.
      View in: PubMed
    25. Mehling WE, Avins AL, Acree MC, Carey TS, Hecht FM. Can a back pain screening tool help classify patients with acute pain into risk levels for chronic pain? Eur J Pain. 2015 Mar; 19(3):439-46. PMID: 25381748; PMCID: PMC4741380.
    26. Brinjikji W, Luetmer PH, Comstock B, Bresnahan BW, Chen LE, Deyo RA, Halabi S, Turner JA, Avins AL, James K, Wald JT, Kallmes DF, Jarvik JG. Systematic literature review of imaging features of spinal degeneration in asymptomatic populations. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015 Apr; 36(4):811-6. PMID: 25430861; PMCID: PMC4464797.
    27. Friedly JL, Comstock BA, Turner JA, Heagerty PJ, Deyo RA, Sullivan SD, Bauer Z, Bresnahan BW, Avins AL, Nedeljkovic SS, Nerenz DR, Standaert C, Kessler L, Akuthota V, Annaswamy T, Chen A, Diehn F, Firtch W, Gerges FJ, Gilligan C, Goldberg H, Kennedy DJ, Mandel S, Tyburski M, Sanders W, Sibell D, Smuck M, Wasan A, Won L, Jarvik JG. A randomized trial of epidural glucocorticoid injections for spinal stenosis. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jul 03; 371(1):11-21. PMID: 24988555.
      View in: PubMed
    28. Jarvik JG, Comstock BA, Heagerty PJ, Turner JA, Sullivan SD, Shi X, Nerenz DR, Nedeljkovic SS, Kessler L, James K, Friedly JL, Bresnahan BW, Bauer Z, Avins AL, Deyo RA. Back pain in seniors: the Back pain Outcomes using Longitudinal Data (BOLD) cohort baseline data. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2014 Apr 23; 15:134. PMID: 24755158; PMCID: PMC4021204.
    29. Goldfien RD, Ng MS, Yip G, Hwe A, Jacobson A, Pressman A, Avins AL. Effectiveness of a pharmacist-based gout care management programme in a large integrated health plan: results from a pilot study. BMJ Open. 2014 Jan 10; 4(1):e003627. PMID: 24413343; PMCID: PMC3902202.
    30. Hull SC, Colloca L, Avins A, Gordon NP, Somkin CP, Kaptchuk TJ, Miller FG. Patients' attitudes about the use of placebo treatments: telephone survey. BMJ. 2013 Jul 02; 347:f3757. PMID: 23819963; PMCID: PMC3698941.
    31. Avins AL. Clinical and ethical aspects of placebos in clinical practice-reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Apr 22; 173(8):711-2. PMID: 23609575.
      View in: PubMed
    32. Avins AL. Needling the status quo. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Oct 22; 172(19):1454-5. PMID: 22965282.
      View in: PubMed
    33. Avins AL, Lee JY, Meyers CM, Barry MJ. Safety and toxicity of saw palmetto in the CAMUS trial. J Urol. 2013 Apr; 189(4):1415-20. PMID: 23063633.
      View in: PubMed
    34. Padula AM, Pressman AR, Vittinghoff E, Grady D, Neuhaus J, Ackerson L, Rudd P, Avins AL. Placebo adherence and mortality in the Heart and Estrogen/Progestin Replacement Study. Am J Med. 2012 Aug; 125(8):804-10. PMID: 22840666; PMCID: PMC3423204.
    35. Jarvik JG, Comstock BA, Bresnahan BW, Nedeljkovic SS, Nerenz DR, Bauer Z, Avins AL, James K, Turner JA, Heagerty P, Kessler L, Friedly JL, Sullivan SD, Deyo RA. Study protocol: the Back Pain Outcomes using Longitudinal Data (BOLD) registry. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2012 May 03; 13:64. PMID: 22554166; PMCID: PMC3403933.
    36. Avins AL, Cherkin DC, Sherman KJ, Goldberg H, Pressman A. Should we reconsider the routine use of placebo controls in clinical research? Trials. 2012 Apr 27; 13:44. PMID: 22540350; PMCID: PMC3404895.
    37. Mehling WE, Gopisetty V, Bartmess E, Acree M, Pressman A, Goldberg H, Hecht FM, Carey T, Avins AL. The prognosis of acute low back pain in primary care in the United States: a 2-year prospective cohort study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Apr 15; 37(8):678-84. PMID: 22504516; PMCID: PMC3335773.
    38. Friedly JL, Bresnahan BW, Comstock B, Turner JA, Deyo RA, Sullivan SD, Heagerty P, Bauer Z, Nedeljkovic SS, Avins AL, Nerenz D, Jarvik JG. Study protocol- Lumbar Epidural steroid injections for Spinal Stenosis (LESS): a double-blind randomized controlled trial of epidural steroid injections for lumbar spinal stenosis among older adults. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2012 Mar 29; 13:48. PMID: 22458343; PMCID: PMC3349603.
    39. Pressman A, Avins AL, Neuhaus J, Ackerson L, Rudd P. Adherence to placebo and mortality in the Beta Blocker Evaluation of Survival Trial (BEST). Contemp Clin Trials. 2012 May; 33(3):492-8. PMID: 22265975; PMCID: PMC3312975.
    40. Mehling WE, Gopisetty V, Acree M, Pressman A, Carey T, Goldberg H, Hecht FM, Avins AL. Acute low back pain and primary care: how to define recovery and chronification? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Dec 15; 36(26):2316-23. PMID: 21311400; PMCID: PMC3100452.
    41. Barry MJ, Meleth S, Lee JY, Kreder KJ, Avins AL, Nickel JC, Roehrborn CG, Crawford ED, Foster HE, Kaplan SA, McCullough A, Andriole GL, Naslund MJ, Williams OD, Kusek JW, Meyers CM, Betz JM, Cantor A, McVary KT. Effect of increasing doses of saw palmetto extract on lower urinary tract symptoms: a randomized trial. JAMA. 2011 Sep 28; 306(12):1344-51. PMID: 21954478; PMCID: PMC3326341.
    42. Kane CJ, Raheem OA, Bent S, Avins AL. What do I tell patients about saw palmetto for benign prostatic hyperplasia? Urol Clin North Am. 2011 Aug; 38(3):261-77. PMID: 21798388.
      View in: PubMed
    43. Flaherman VJ, Gay B, Scott C, Avins A, Lee KA, Newman TB. Randomised trial comparing hand expression with breast pumping for mothers of term newborns feeding poorly. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2012 Jan; 97(1):F18-23. PMID: 21747129.
      View in: PubMed
    44. Barry MJ, Avins AL, Meleth S. Performance of the American Urological Association Symptom Index with and without an additional urge incontinence item. Urology. 2011 Sep; 78(3):550-4. PMID: 21741692; PMCID: PMC3166397.
    45. Altschuler A, Rosenbaum E, Gordon P, Canales S, Avins AL. Audio recordings of mindfulness-based stress reduction training to improve cancer patients' mood and quality of life--a pilot feasibility study. Support Care Cancer. 2012 Jun; 20(6):1291-7. PMID: 21688161.
      View in: PubMed
    46. Avins A. Clinical-trial regulation. Clin Trials. 2011 Apr; 8(2):238. PMID: 21478332.
      View in: PubMed
    47. Pressman AR, Avins AL, Hubbard A, Satariano WA. A comparison of two worlds: How does Bayes hold up to the status quo for the analysis of clinical trials? Contemp Clin Trials. 2011 Jul; 32(4):561-8. PMID: 21453792; PMCID: PMC4477745.
    48. McVary KT, Roehrborn CG, Avins AL, Barry MJ, Bruskewitz RC, Donnell RF, Foster HE, Gonzalez CM, Kaplan SA, Penson DF, Ulchaker JC, Wei JT. Update on AUA guideline on the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia. J Urol. 2011 May; 185(5):1793-803. PMID: 21420124.
      View in: PubMed
    49. Avins AL, Pressman A, Ackerson L, Rudd P, Neuhaus J, Vittinghoff E. Placebo adherence and its association with morbidity and mortality in the studies of left ventricular dysfunction. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Dec; 25(12):1275-81. PMID: 20706875; PMCID: PMC2988150.
    50. Avins AL. Glucosamine and the ongoing enigma of chronic low back pain. JAMA. 2010 Jul 07; 304(1):93-4. PMID: 20606157.
      View in: PubMed
    51. Sherman KJ, Cherkin DC, Ichikawa L, Avins AL, Delaney K, Barlow WE, Khalsa PS, Deyo RA. Treatment expectations and preferences as predictors of outcome of acupuncture for chronic back pain. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Jul 01; 35(15):1471-7. PMID: 20535051.
      View in: PubMed
    52. Avins AL. When clinical practice guidelines meet the black box. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Jun 28; 170(12):1013-4. PMID: 20585064.
      View in: PubMed
    53. Lee J, Andriole G, Avins A, Crawford ED, Foster H, Kaplan S, Kreder K, Kusek J, McCullough A, McVary K, Meleth S, Naslund M, Nickel JC, Nyberg L, Roehrborn C, Dale Williams O, Barry M. Redesigning a large-scale clinical trial in response to negative external trial results: the CAMUS study of phytotherapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Clin Trials. 2009 Dec; 6(6):628-36. PMID: 20007408; PMCID: PMC3082919.
    54. Sherman KJ, Hawkes RJ, Ichikawa L, Cherkin DC, Deyo RA, Avins AL, Khalsa PS. Comparing recruitment strategies in a study of acupuncture for chronic back pain. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2009 Oct 27; 9:69. PMID: 19860906; PMCID: PMC2774333.
    55. Sherman KJ, Cherkin DC, Ichikawa L, Avins AL, Barlow WE, Khalsa PS, Deyo RA. Characteristics of patients with chronic back pain who benefit from acupuncture. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2009 Sep 21; 10:114. PMID: 19772583.
      View in: PubMed
    56. Cherkin DC, Sherman KJ, Avins AL, Erro JH, Ichikawa L, Barlow WE, Delaney K, Hawkes R, Hamilton L, Pressman A, Khalsa PS, Deyo RA. A randomized trial comparing acupuncture, simulated acupuncture, and usual care for chronic low back pain. Arch Intern Med. 2009 May 11; 169(9):858-66. PMID: 19433697.
      View in: PubMed
    57. Avins AL, Bent S, Padula A, Staccone S, Badua E, Goldberg H. Initial experience with a group presentation of study results to research participants. Trials. 2008 Mar 21; 9:16. PMID: 18355417; PMCID: PMC2322950.
    58. Cherkin DC, Sherman KJ, Hogeboom CJ, Erro JH, Barlow WE, Deyo RA, Avins AL. Efficacy of acupuncture for chronic low back pain: protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2008 Feb 28; 9:10. PMID: 18307808; PMCID: PMC2276474.
    59. Avins AL, Bent S, Staccone S, Badua E, Padula A, Goldberg H, Neuhaus J, Hudes E, Shinohara K, Kane C. A detailed safety assessment of a saw palmetto extract. Complement Ther Med. 2008 Jun; 16(3):147-54. PMID: 18534327; PMCID: PMC2518869.
    60. Avins AL, Manos MM, Ackerson L, Zhao W, Murphy R, Levin TR, Watson DJ, Hwang PM, Replogle A, Levine JG. Hepatic effects of lovastatin exposure in patients with liver disease: a retrospective cohort study. Drug Saf. 2008; 31(4):325-34. PMID: 18366243.
      View in: PubMed
    61. Goldberg H, Avins A, Bent S. Chondroitin for osteoarthritis of the knee or hip. Ann Intern Med. 2007 Dec 18; 147(12):883; author reply 884-5. PMID: 18087064.
      View in: PubMed
    62. Patterson M, Maurer S, Adler SR, Avins AL. A novel clinical-trial design for the study of massage therapy. Complement Ther Med. 2008 Jun; 16(3):169-76. PMID: 18534330; PMCID: PMC2435386.
    63. Avins AL, Goldberg H. Creating a culture of research. Contemp Clin Trials. 2007 Jul; 28(4):557-62. PMID: 17398163.
      View in: PubMed
    64. Aldana SG, Whitmer WR, Greenlaw R, Avins AL, Thomas D, Salberg A, Greenwell A, Lipsenthal L, Fellingham GW. Effect of intense lifestyle modification and cardiac rehabilitation on psychosocial cardiovascular disease risk factors and quality of life. Behav Modif. 2006 Jul; 30(4):507-25. PMID: 16723428.
      View in: PubMed
    65. Avins AL, Bent S. Saw palmetto and lower urinary tract symptoms: what is the latest evidence? Curr Urol Rep. 2006 Jul; 7(4):260-5. PMID: 16930496.
      View in: PubMed
    66. Kohlwes RJ, Shunk RL, Avins A, Garber J, Bent S, Shlipak MG. The PRIME curriculum. Clinical research training during residency. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 May; 21(5):506-9. PMID: 16704399; PMCID: PMC1484802.
    67. Bent S, Padula A, Avins AL. Brief communication: Better ways to question patients about adverse medical events: a randomized, controlled trial. Ann Intern Med. 2006 Feb 21; 144(4):257-61. PMID: 16490911.
      View in: PubMed
    68. Bent S, Kane C, Shinohara K, Neuhaus J, Hudes ES, Goldberg H, Avins AL. Saw palmetto for benign prostatic hyperplasia. N Engl J Med. 2006 Feb 09; 354(6):557-66. PMID: 16467543.
      View in: PubMed
    69. Bent S, Goldberg H, Padula A, Avins AL. Spontaneous bleeding associated with ginkgo biloba: a case report and systematic review of the literature: a case report and systematic review of the literature. J Gen Intern Med. 2005 Jul; 20(7):657-61. PMID: 16050865; PMCID: PMC1490168.
    70. Avins AL, Bent S, Neuhaus JM. Use of an embedded N-of-1 trial to improve adherence and increase information from a clinical study. Contemp Clin Trials. 2005 Jun; 26(3):397-401. PMID: 15911473.
      View in: PubMed
    71. Jacobs BP, Mehling W, Avins AL, Goldberg HA, Acree M, Lasater JH, Cole RJ, Riley DS, Maurer S. Feasibility of conducting a clinical trial on Hatha yoga for chronic low back pain: methodological lessons. Altern Ther Health Med. 2004 Mar-Apr; 10(2):80-3. PMID: 15055099.
      View in: PubMed
    72. Aldana SG, Greenlaw R, Thomas D, Salberg A, DeMordaunt T, Fellingham GW, Avins AL. The influence of an intense cardiovascular disease risk factor modification program. Prev Cardiol. 2004; 7(1):19-25. PMID: 15010624.
      View in: PubMed
    73. Schaffer DM, Gordon NP, Jensen CD, Avins AL. Nonvitamin, nonmineral supplement use over a 12-month period by adult members of a large health maintenance organization. J Am Diet Assoc. 2003 Nov; 103(11):1500-5. PMID: 14576716.
      View in: PubMed
    74. Aldana SG, Whitmer WR, Greenlaw R, Avins AL, Salberg A, Barnhurst M, Fellingham G, Lipsenthal L. Cardiovascular risk reductions associated with aggressive lifestyle modification and cardiac rehabilitation. Heart Lung. 2003 Nov-Dec; 32(6):374-82. PMID: 14652529.
      View in: PubMed
    75. Kearney DJ, Avins AL, McQuaid KR. Treatment of uninvestigated dyspepsia with cisapride for patients with negative Helicobacter pylori serologies. Am J Gastroenterol. 2000 Sep; 95(9):2212-7. PMID: 11007220.
      View in: PubMed
    76. Avins AL, Neuhaus JM. Do triglycerides provide meaningful information about heart disease risk? Arch Intern Med. 2000 Jul 10; 160(13):1937-44. PMID: 10888968.
      View in: PubMed
    77. Woods WJ, Lindan CP, Hudes ES, Boscarino JA, Clark WW, Avins AL. HIV infection and risk behaviors in two cross-sectional surveys of heterosexuals in alcoholism treatment. J Stud Alcohol. 2000 Mar; 61(2):262-6. PMID: 10757137.
      View in: PubMed
    78. Bent S, Avins AL. An herb for every illness? Am J Med. 1999 Feb; 106(2):259-60. PMID: 10230757.
      View in: PubMed
    79. Avins AL. Can unequal be more fair? Ethics, subject allocation, and randomised clinical trials. J Med Ethics. 1998 Dec; 24(6):401-8. PMID: 9873981; PMCID: PMC479141.
    80. Go AS, Barron HV, Rundle AC, Ornato JP, Avins AL. Bundle-branch block and in-hospital mortality in acute myocardial infarction. National Registry of Myocardial Infarction 2 Investigators. Ann Intern Med. 1998 Nov 01; 129(9):690-7. PMID: 9841600.
      View in: PubMed
    81. Rand VE, Hudes ES, Browner WS, Wachter RM, Avins AL. Effect of evaluator and resident gender on the American Board of Internal Medicine evaluation scores. J Gen Intern Med. 1998 Oct; 13(10):670-4. PMID: 9798813; PMCID: PMC1500895.
    82. Jain S, Avins AL, Mendelson T. Preventive health services and access to care for male veterans compared with their spouses. West J Med. 1998 Jun; 168(6):499-503. PMID: 9655990; PMCID: PMC1305065.
    83. Avins AL, Browner WS. Improving the prediction of coronary heart disease to aid in the management of high cholesterol levels: what a difference a decade makes. JAMA. 1998 Feb 11; 279(6):445-9. PMID: 9466637.
      View in: PubMed
    84. Avins AL. Hypertriglyceridemia and atherosclerosis. Ann Intern Med. 1998 Jan 01; 128(1):74. PMID: 9424993.
      View in: PubMed
    85. Whooley MA, Avins AL, Miranda J, Browner WS. Case-finding instruments for depression. Two questions are as good as many. J Gen Intern Med. 1997 Jul; 12(7):439-45. PMID: 9229283; PMCID: PMC1497134.
    86. Avins AL, Lindan CP, Woods WJ, Hudes ES, Boscarino JA, Kay J, Clark W, Hulley SB. Changes in HIV-related behaviors among heterosexual alcoholics following addiction treatment. Drug Alcohol Depend. 1997 Jan 10; 44(1):47-55. PMID: 9031820.
      View in: PubMed
    87. Avins AL, Browner WS. Lowering risk without lowering cholesterol: implications for national cholesterol policy. Ann Intern Med. 1996 Sep 15; 125(6):502-6. PMID: 8779464.
      View in: PubMed
    88. Woods WJ, Avins AL, Lindan CP, Hudes ES, Boscarino JA, Clark WW. Predictors of HIV-related risk behaviors among heterosexuals in alcoholism treatment. J Stud Alcohol. 1996 Sep; 57(5):486-93. PMID: 8858546.
      View in: PubMed
    89. Boscarino JA, Avins AL, Woods WJ, Lindan CP, Hudes ES, Clark W. Alcohol-related risk factors associated with HIV infection among patients entering alcoholism treatment: implications for prevention. J Stud Alcohol. 1995 Nov; 56(6):642-53. PMID: 8558896.
      View in: PubMed
    90. Avins AL. Bayesian analysis and the GUSTO trial. Global Utilization of Streptokinase and Tissue Plasminogen Activator in Occluded Arteries. JAMA. 1995 Sep 20; 274(11):873; author reply 874. PMID: 7674497.
      View in: PubMed
    91. Berrios DC, Avins AL, Haynes-Sanstad K, Eversley R, Woods WJ. Screening for human immunodeficiency virus antibody in urine. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1995 Feb; 119(2):139-41. PMID: 7848060.
      View in: PubMed
    92. Garber AM, Avins AL. Triglyceride concentration and coronary heart disease. BMJ. 1995 Jan 28; 310(6974):259-60. PMID: 7866153; PMCID: PMC2548654.
    93. Lurie P, Avins AL, Phillips KA, Kahn JG, Lowe RA, Ciccarone D. The cost-effectiveness of voluntary counseling and testing of hospital inpatients for HIV infection. JAMA. 1994 Dec 21; 272(23):1832-8. PMID: 7990217.
      View in: PubMed
    94. Garber AM, Avins AL. Triglyceride concentration and coronary heart disease. BMJ. 1994 Nov 26; 309(6966):1440-1. PMID: 7819870; PMCID: PMC2541320.
    95. Lindan CP, Avins AL, Woods WJ, Hudes ES, Clark W, Hulley SB. Levels of HIV testing and low validity of self-reported test results among alcoholics and drug users. AIDS. 1994 Aug; 8(8):1149-55. PMID: 7986414.
      View in: PubMed
    96. Garber AM, Avins AL. Triglyceride concentration and coronary heart disease. BMJ. 1994 Jul 02; 309(6946):2-3. PMID: 8044062; PMCID: PMC2542639.
    97. Phillips KA, Lowe RA, Kahn JG, Lurie P, Avins AL, Ciccarone D. The cost-effectiveness of HIV testing of physicians and dentists in the United States. JAMA. 1994 Mar 16; 271(11):851-8. PMID: 8114240.
      View in: PubMed
    98. Haber RJ, Avins AL. Do ratings on the American Board of Internal Medicine Resident Evaluation Form detect differences in clinical competence? J Gen Intern Med. 1994 Mar; 9(3):140-5. PMID: 8195912.
      View in: PubMed
    99. Avins AL, Woods WJ, Lindan CP, Hudes ES, Clark W, Hulley SB. HIV infection and risk behaviors among heterosexuals in alcohol treatment programs. JAMA. 1994 Feb 16; 271(7):515-8. PMID: 8301765.
      View in: PubMed
    100. Avins AL. Reporting clinical trial results. Ann Intern Med. 1993 Jul 01; 119(1):93-4. PMID: 8498776.
      View in: PubMed
    101. Eversley RB, Newstetter A, Avins A, Beirnes D, Haynes-Sanstad K, Hearst N. Sexual risk and perception of risk for HIV infection among multiethnic family-planning clients. Am J Prev Med. 1993 Mar-Apr; 9(2):92-5. PMID: 8471276.
      View in: PubMed
    102. Eversley RB, Policar M, White V, Grinstead O, Newstetter A, Avins A, Hearst N. Self-reported sexually transmitted diseases among family planning clients: ethnic differences in sexual risk behavior and HIV risk reduction. Ethn Dis. 1993; 3(2):181-8. PMID: 8324496.
      View in: PubMed
    103. Avins AL, Woods WJ, Lo B, Hulley SB. A novel use of the link-file system for longitudinal studies of HIV infection: a practical solution to an ethical dilemma. AIDS. 1993 Jan; 7(1):109-13. PMID: 8442900.
      View in: PubMed
    104. Lurie P, Lowe RA, Avins AL, Phillips KA, Kahn JG, Franks PE, Ciccarone DH. Undiagnosed HIV infection in acute care hospitals. N Engl J Med. 1992 Dec 17; 327(25):1815-6. PMID: 1435939.
      View in: PubMed
    105. Lessler DS, Avins AL. Cost, uncertainty, and doctors' decisions. The case of thrombolytic therapy. Arch Intern Med. 1992 Aug; 152(8):1665-72. PMID: 1497400.
      View in: PubMed
    106. Hulley SB, Avins AL. Asymptomatic hypertriglyceridaemia. BMJ. 1992 Feb 15; 304(6824):394-6. PMID: 1547385; PMCID: PMC1881262.
    107. Hulley SB, Avins AL. Screening for high cholesterol. J Gen Intern Med. 1990 Jan-Feb; 5(1):88-9. PMID: 2299430.
      View in: PubMed
    108. Avins AL, Lo B. To tell or not to tell: the ethical dilemmas of HIV test notification in epidemiologic research. Am J Public Health. 1989 Nov; 79(11):1544-8. PMID: 2817169; PMCID: PMC1349811.
    Avins's Networks
    Click the "See All" links for more information and interactive visualizations!
    Concepts Expand Description
    _
    Co-Authors Expand Description
    _
    Similar People Expand Description
    _
    Same Department Expand Description

    © 2019 Kaiser Permanente

    KP Researcher Profiles is funded by Kaiser Permanente Research.