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Gerald William Smetana, M.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Medicine
InstitutionBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
DepartmentMedicine
AddressBeth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr
E/Shapiro, 6th Flr, Suite 621
330 Brookline Ave
Boston MA 02215
Phone617/667-9699
Fax617/667-9620

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  1. Cohn SL, Mauck KF, Dutta S, Jaffer A, Smetana GW. Update in perioperative medicine 2013. Hosp Pract (1995). 2013 Oct; 41(4):15-23.
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  2. Evans KL, Brown SR, Smetana GW. Sample closet medications are neither novel nor useful. J Am Board Fam Med. 2013 Jul-Aug; 26(4):380-7.
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  3. Ménard GE, Grant PJ, Cohn SL, Smetana GW. Update in perioperative medicine 2012. Hosp Pract (1995). 2013 Apr; 41(2):85-91.
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  4. Smetana GW. ACE Inhibitors Versus ARBs Versus DRIs: A Systematic Update. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Dec; 27(12):1586.
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  5. Smetana GW, Umscheid CA, Chang S, Matchar DB. Methods guide for authors of systematic reviews of medical tests: a collaboration between the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Journal of General Internal Medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Jun; 27 Suppl 1:S1-3.
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  6. Smetana GW. Newer is not always better: all antihypertensive medications do not equally reduce cardiovascular risk. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Jun; 27(6):618-20.
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  7. Smetana GW. The legacy effect: 4.5 years of a chlorthalidone-based antihypertensive regimen reduces cardiovascular mortality and prolongs cardiovascular disease-free survival at 22 years for older patients with isolated systolic hypertension. Evid Based Med. 2012 Dec; 17(6):183-4.
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  8. Grant PJ, Cohn SL, Jaffer AK, Smetana GW. Update in perioperative medicine 2011. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Nov; 26(11):1358-63.
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  9. Smetana GW. Rethinking "abnormal" blood pressure: what is the value? J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Jul; 26(7):678-80.
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  10. Srour JF, Smetana GW. Triple therapy in hospitalized patients: facts and controversies. J Hosp Med. 2011 Nov; 6(9):537-45.
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  11. Smetana GW, Sillman JS. Update in new medications for primary care. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Apr; 26(4):427-32.
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  12. Taylor AJ, Cerqueira M, Hodgson JM, Mark D, Min J, O'Gara P, Rubin GD, Kramer CM, Berman D, Brown A, Chaudhry FA, Cury RC, Desai MY, Einstein AJ, Gomes AS, Harrington R, Hoffmann U, Khare R, Lesser J, McGann C, Rosenberg A, Schwartz R, Shelton M, Smetana GW, Smith SC. ACCF/SCCT/ACR/AHA/ASE/ASNC/NASCI/SCAI/SCMR 2010 appropriate use criteria for cardiac computed tomography. A report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, the American College of Radiology, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Echocardiography, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Nov 23; 56(22):1864-94.
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  13. Taylor AJ, Cerqueira M, Hodgson JM, Mark D, Min J, O'Gara P, Rubin GD. ACCF/SCCT/ACR/AHA/ASE/ASNC/NASCI/SCAI/SCMR 2010 Appropriate Use Criteria for Cardiac Computed Tomography. A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, the American College of Radiology, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Echocardiography, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2010 Nov-Dec; 4(6):407.e1-33.
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  14. Pfeifer K, Mauck KF, Cohn SL, Jaffer AK, Smetana GW. Update in perioperative medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Dec; 25(12):1346-51.
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  15. Gordon CE, Feller-Kopman D, Balk EM, Smetana GW. Pneumothorax following thoracentesis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Feb 22; 170(4):332-9.
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  16. Srour JF, Braza J, Smetana GW. A pain in the bone. J Hosp Med. 2010 Feb; 5(2):107-12.
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  17. Smetana GW, Sillman JS. Update in new medications for primary care. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Mar; 25(3):261-9.
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  18. Sweitzer BJ, Smetana GW. Identification and evaluation of the patient with lung disease. Anesthesiol Clin. 2009 Dec; 27(4):673-86.
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  19. Smetana GW. Postoperative pulmonary complications: an update on risk assessment and reduction. Cleve Clin J Med. 2009 Nov; 76 Suppl 4:S60-5.
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  20. Redberg RF, Benjamin EJ, Bittner V, Braun LT, Goff DC, Havas S, Labarthe DR, Limacher MC, Lloyd-Jones DM, Mora S, Pearson TA, Radford MJ, Smetana GW, Spertus JA, Swegler EW. ACCF/AHA 2009 performance measures for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures (Writing Committee to Develop Performance Measures for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease) developed in collaboration with the American Academy of Family Physicians; American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation; and Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association: endorsed by the American College of Preventive Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, and Society for Women's Health Research. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Sep 29; 54(14):1364-405.
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  21. Redberg RF, Benjamin EJ, Bittner V, Braun LT, Goff DC, Havas S, Labarthe DR, Limacher MC, Lloyd-Jones DM, Mora S, Pearson TA, Radford MJ, Smetana GW, Spertus JA, Swegler EW. AHA/ACCF [corrected] 2009 performance measures for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association task force on performance measures (writing committee to develop performance measures for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease): developed in collaboration with the American Academy of Family Physicians; American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation; and Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association: endorsed by the American College of Preventive Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, and Society for Women's Health Research. Circulation. 2009 Sep 29; 120(13):1296-336.
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  22. Sweitzer BJ, Smetana GW. Identification and evaluation of the patient with lung disease. Med Clin North Am. 2009 Sep; 93(5):1017-30.
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  23. Jaffer AK, Smetana GW, Cohn S, Slawski B. Perioperative medicine update. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Jul; 24(7):863-71.
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  24. Tess AV, Smetana GW. Medical evaluation of patients undergoing electroconvulsive therapy. N Engl J Med. 2009 Apr 2; 360(14):1437-44.
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  25. Smetana GW, Sillman JS. Update in new medications for primary care. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Jan; 24(1):111-7.
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  26. Smetana GW, Conde MV. Preoperative pulmonary update. Clin Geriatr Med. 2008 Nov; 24(4):607-24, vii.
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  27. Cohn SL, Smetana GW. Update in perioperative medicine. Ann Intern Med. 2007 Aug 21; 147(4):263-70.
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  28. Smetana GW. A 68-year-old man with COPD contemplating colon cancer surgery. JAMA. 2007 May 16; 297(19):2121-30.
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  29. Mercado DL, Ling DY, Smetana GW. Perioperative cardiac evaluation: novel interventions and clinical challenges. South Med J. 2007 May; 100(5):486-92; quiz 493, 511.
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  30. Smetana GW, Landon BE, Bindman AB, Burstin H, Davis RB, Tjia J, Rich EC. A comparison of outcomes resulting from generalist vs specialist care for a single discrete medical condition: a systematic review and methodologic critique. Arch Intern Med. 2007 Jan 8; 167(1):10-20.
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  31. Smetana GW, Cohn SL, Mercado DL, Jaffer AK. Update in perioperative medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Dec; 21(12):1329-37.
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  32. Lawrence VA, Cornell JE, Smetana GW. Strategies to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications after noncardiothoracic surgery: systematic review for the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2006 Apr 18; 144(8):596-608.
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  33. Qaseem A, Snow V, Fitterman N, Hornbake ER, Lawrence VA, Smetana GW, Weiss K, Owens DK, Aronson M, Barry P, Casey DE, Cross JT, Fitterman N, Sherif KD, Weiss KB. Risk assessment for and strategies to reduce perioperative pulmonary complications for patients undergoing noncardiothoracic surgery: a guideline from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2006 Apr 18; 144(8):575-80.
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  34. Smetana GW, Lawrence VA, Cornell JE. Preoperative pulmonary risk stratification for noncardiothoracic surgery: systematic review for the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2006 Apr 18; 144(8):581-95.
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  35. Smetana GW. Preoperative pulmonary evaluation: identifying and reducing risks for pulmonary complications. Cleve Clin J Med. 2006 Mar; 73 Suppl 1:S36-41.
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  36. Smetana GW, Davis RB, Phillips RS. Factors that influence patient response to requests to change to a unified restrictive formulary. J Gen Intern Med. 2004 Dec; 19(12):1212-9.
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  37. Smetana GW, Cohn SL, Lawrence VA. Update in perioperative medicine. Ann Intern Med. 2004 Mar 16; 140(6):452-61.
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  38. Smetana GW. Preoperative pulmonary assessment of the older adult. Clin Geriatr Med. 2003 Feb; 19(1):35-55.
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  39. Smetana GW, Macpherson DS. The case against routine preoperative laboratory testing. Med Clin North Am. 2003 Jan; 87(1):7-40.
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  40. Mukamal KJ, Smetana GW, Delbanco T. Clinicians, educators, and investigators in general internal medicine: bridging the gaps. J Gen Intern Med. 2002 Jul; 17(7):565-71.
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  41. Smetana GW, Shmerling RH. Does this patient have temporal arteritis? JAMA. 2002 Jan 2; 287(1):92-101.
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  42. Smetana GW. The diagnostic value of historical features in primary headache syndromes: a comprehensive review. Arch Intern Med. 2000 Oct 9; 160(18):2729-37.
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  43. Smetana GW. Preoperative pulmonary evaluation. N Engl J Med. 1999 Mar 25; 340(12):937-44.
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  44. Smetana GW. Primary psoas abscess due to Fusobacterium nucleatum. Scand J Infect Dis. 1999; 31(3):319-21.
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