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Richard Platt, M.D.

TitleProfessor of Population Medicine
InstitutionHarvard Pilgrim Healthcare
DepartmentPopulation Medicine
Address6th Floor
6th Fl
133 Brookline Ave
Boston MA 02215
Phone617/509-9971
Fax617/859-8112
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TitleHead of the Department of Population Medicine
InstitutionHarvard Pilgrim Healthcare
DepartmentPopulation Medicine


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  1. Yih WK, Cocoros NM, Crockett M, Klompas M, Kruskal BA, Kulldorff M, Lazarus R, Madoff LC, Morrison MJ, Smole S, Platt R. Automated influenza-like illness reporting-an efficient adjunct to traditional sentinel surveillance. Public Health Rep. 2014 Jan; 129(1):55-63.
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  2. Calderwood MS, Kleinman K, Soumerai SB, Jin R, Gay C, Platt R, Kassler W, Goldmann DA, Jha AK, Lee GM. Impact of Medicare's Payment Policy on Mediastinitis Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery in US Hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Feb; 35(2):144-51.
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  3. Toh S, Platt R. Big data in epidemiology: too big to fail? Epidemiology. 2013 Nov; 24(6):939.
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  4. Huang SS, Septimus E, Platt R. Targeted decolonization to prevent ICU infections. N Engl J Med. 2013 Oct 10; 369(15):1470-1.
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  5. Brown J, Cook A, Lane K, Larson E, Li L, Platt R, Syat B, Thompson E. PS2-9: The NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory. Clin Med Res. 2013 Sep; 11(3):152.
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  6. Yokoe DS, Avery TR, Platt R, Huang SS. Reporting surgical site infections following total hip and knee arthroplasty: impact of limiting surveillance to the operative hospital. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Nov; 57(9):1282-8.
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  7. Huang SS, Septimus E, Kleinman K, Moody J, Hickok J, Avery TR, Lankiewicz J, Gombosev A, Terpstra L, Hartford F, Hayden MK, Jernigan JA, Weinstein RA, Fraser VJ, Haffenreffer K, Cui E, Kaganov RE, Lolans K, Perlin JB, Platt R. Targeted versus universal decolonization to prevent ICU infection. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jun 13; 368(24):2255-65.
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  8. Toh S, Baker MA, Brown JS, Kornegay C, Platt R. Rapid Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk Among Users of Smoking Cessation Drugs Within the US Food and Drug Administration's Mini-Sentinel Program. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 May 13; 173(9):817-9.
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  9. Toh S, Platt R. Is size the next big thing in epidemiology? Epidemiology. 2013 May; 24(3):349-51.
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  10. Kulldorff M, Dashevsky I, Avery TR, Chan AK, Davis RL, Graham D, Platt R, Andrade SE, Boudreau D, Gunter MJ, Herrinton LJ, Pawloski PA, Raebel MA, Roblin D, Brown JS. Drug safety data mining with a tree-based scan statistic. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2013 May; 22(5):517-23.
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  11. Funch D, Holick C, Velentgas P, Clifford R, Wahl PM, McMahill-Walraven C, Gladowski P, Platt R, Amato A, Chan KA. Algorithms for identification of Guillain-Barré Syndrome among adolescents in claims databases. Vaccine. 2013 Apr 12; 31(16):2075-9.
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  12. Platt R, Grossmann C, Selker HP. Evaluation as part of operations: reconciling the common rule and continuous improvement. Hastings Cent Rep. 2013 Jan-Feb; Spec No:S37-9.
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  13. Klompas M, Magill S, Robicsek A, Strymish JM, Kleinman K, Evans RS, Lloyd JF, Khan Y, Yokoe DS, Stevenson K, Samore M, Platt R. Objective surveillance definitions for ventilator-associated pneumonia. Crit Care Med. 2012 Dec; 40(12):3154-61.
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  14. Klompas M, Eggleston E, McVetta J, Lazarus R, Li L, Platt R. Automated detection and classification of type 1 versus type 2 diabetes using electronic health record data. Diabetes Care. 2013 Apr; 36(4):914-21.
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  15. Calderwood MS, Kleinman K, Bratzler DW, Ma A, Bruce CB, Kaganov RE, Canning C, Platt R, Huang SS. Use of Medicare Claims to Identify US Hospitals with a High Rate of Surgical Site Infection after Hip Arthroplasty. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Jan; 34(1):31-9.
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  16. Salmon D, Yih WK, Lee G, Rosofsky R, Brown J, Vannice K, Tokars J, Roddy J, Ball R, Gellin B, Lurie N, Koh H, Platt R, Lieu T. Success of program linking data sources to monitor H1N1 vaccine safety points to potential for even broader safety surveillance. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Nov; 31(11):2518-27.
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  17. Lee GM, Kleinman K, Soumerai SB, Tse A, Cole D, Fridkin SK, Horan T, Platt R, Gay C, Kassler W, Goldmann DA, Jernigan J, Jha AK. Effect of nonpayment for preventable infections in U.S. hospitals. N Engl J Med. 2012 Oct 11; 367(15):1428-37.
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  18. Lee BY, Bartsch SM, Wong KF, Yilmaz SL, Avery TR, Singh A, Song Y, Kim DS, Brown ST, Potter MA, Platt R, Huang SS. Simulation shows hospitals that cooperate on infection control obtain better results than hospitals acting alone. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Oct; 31(10):2295-303.
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  19. Andrade SE, Davis RL, Cheetham TC, Cooper WO, Li DK, Amini T, Beaton SJ, Dublin S, Hammad TA, Pawloski PA, Raebel MA, Smith DH, Staffa JA, Toh S, Dashevsky I, Haffenreffer K, Lane K, Platt R, Scott PE. Medication Exposure in Pregnancy Risk Evaluation Program. Matern Child Health J. 2012 Oct; 16(7):1349-54.
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  20. Brown J, Balaconis E, Mazza M, Syat B, Rosen R, Kelly S, Swan B, Platt R. PS1-46: HMORNnet: Shared Infrastructure for Distributed Querying by HMORN Collaboratives. Clin Med Res. 2012 Aug; 10(3):163-4.
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  21. Klompas M, Murphy M, Du D, Hua W, Von Worley A, Schum M, Johnson L, Nakasato C, Nordin J, Davis R, Butler M, Ramesh M, Zinderman C, Platt R. PS2-16: Surveillance for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgical Site Infections Using Claims Data. Clin Med Res. 2012 Aug; 10(3):178.
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  22. Velentgas P, Amato AA, Bohn RL, Arnold Chan K, Cochrane T, Funch DP, Dashevsky I, Duddy AL, Gladowski P, Greenberg SA, Kramer JM, McMahill-Walraven C, Nakasato C, Spettell CM, Syat BL, Wahl PM, Walker AM, Zhang F, Brown JS, Platt R. Risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome after meningococcal conjugate vaccination. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012 Dec; 21(12):1350-8.
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  23. Moody J, Septimus E, Hickok J, Huang SS, Platt R, Gombosev A, Terpstra L, Avery T, Lankiewicz J, Perlin JB. Infection prevention practices in adult intensive care units in a large community hospital system after implementing strategies to reduce health care-associated, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections. Am J Infect Control. 2013 Feb; 41(2):126-30.
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  24. Klompas M, McVetta J, Lazarus R, Eggleston E, Haney G, Kruskal BA, Yih WK, Daly P, Oppedisano P, Beagan B, Lee M, Kirby C, Heisey-Grove D, DeMaria A, Platt R. Integrating clinical practice and public health surveillance using electronic medical record systems. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Jun; 42(6 Suppl 2):S154-62.
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  25. Klompas M, McVetta J, Lazarus R, Eggleston E, Haney G, Kruskal BA, Yih WK, Daly P, Oppedisano P, Beagan B, Lee M, Kirby C, Heisey-Grove D, DeMaria A, Platt R. Integrating clinical practice and public health surveillance using electronic medical record systems. Am J Public Health. 2012 Jun; 102 Suppl 3:S325-32.
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  26. Yih WK, Lee GM, Lieu TA, Ball R, Kulldorff M, Rett M, Wahl PM, McMahill-Walraven CN, Platt R, Salmon DA. Surveillance for adverse events following receipt of pandemic 2009 H1N1 vaccine in the Post-Licensure Rapid Immunization Safety Monitoring (PRISM) System, 2009-2010. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Jun 1; 175(11):1120-8.
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  27. Blajchman MA, Carson JL, Eikelboom JW, Heddle NM, Lacroix J, Lauer MS, Platt R, Tilley B, Triulzi D, Vickers AJ, Yusuf S, Glynn S, Mondoro TH, Wagner E. The role of comparative effectiveness research in transfusion medicine clinical trials: proceedings of a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute workshop. Transfusion. 2012 Jun; 52(6):1363-78.
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  28. Greene SK, Huang J, Abrams AM, Gilliss D, Reed M, Platt R, Huang SS, Kulldorff M. Gastrointestinal disease outbreak detection using multiple data streams from electronic medical records. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2012 May; 9(5):431-41.
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  29. Klompas M, Kleinman K, Khan Y, Evans RS, Lloyd JF, Stevenson K, Samore M, Platt R. Rapid and reproducible surveillance for ventilator-associated pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Feb 1; 54(3):370-7.
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  30. Platt R, Carnahan RM, Brown JS, Chrischilles E, Curtis LH, Hennessy S, Nelson JC, Racoosin JA, Robb M, Schneeweiss S, Toh S, Weiner MG. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Mini-Sentinel program: status and direction. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012 Jan; 21 Suppl 1:1-8.
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  31. Forrow S, Campion DM, Herrinton LJ, Nair VP, Robb MA, Wilson M, Platt R. The organizational structure and governing principles of the Food and Drug Administration's Mini-Sentinel pilot program. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012 Jan; 21 Suppl 1:12-7.
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  32. Lee BY, Song Y, Bartsch SM, Kim DS, Singh A, Avery TR, Brown ST, Yilmaz SL, Wong KF, Potter MA, Burke DS, Platt R, Huang SS. Long-term care facilities: important participants of the acute care facility social network? PLoS One. 2011; 6(12):e29342.
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  33. Klompas M, Murphy M, Lankiewicz J, McVetta J, Lazarus R, Eggleston E, Daly P, Oppedisano P, Beagan B, Kirby C, Platt R. Harnessing electronic health records for public health surveillance. Online J Public Health Inform. 2011; 3(3).
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  34. Lankiewicz JD, Yokoe DS, Olsen MA, Onufrak F, Fraser VJ, Stevenson K, Khan Y, Hooper D, Platt R, Huang SS. Beyond 30 days: does limiting the duration of surgical site infection follow-up limit detection? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Feb; 33(2):202-4.
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  35. Calderwood MS, Ma A, Khan YM, Olsen MA, Bratzler DW, Yokoe DS, Hooper DC, Stevenson K, Fraser VJ, Platt R, Huang SS. Use of Medicare diagnosis and procedure codes to improve detection of surgical site infections following hip arthroplasty, knee arthroplasty, and vascular surgery. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Jan; 33(1):40-9.
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  36. Lieu TA, Hinrichsen VL, Moreira A, Platt R. Collaborations in population-based health research: the 17th annual HMO Research Network Conference, March 23-25, 2011, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Clin Med Res. 2011 Nov; 9(3-4):137-40.
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  37. Huang SS, Hinrichsen VL, Datta R, Spurchise L, Miroshnik I, Nelson K, Platt R. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection and hospitalization in high-risk patients in the year following detection. PLoS One. 2011; 6(9):e24340.
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  38. Huang SS, Datta R, Rifas-Shiman S, Kleinman K, Placzek H, Lankiewicz JD, Platt R. Colonization with antibiotic-susceptible strains protects against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus but not vancomycin-resistant enterococci acquisition: a nested case-control study. Crit Care. 2011; 15(5):R210.
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  39. Andrade SE, Moore Simas TA, Boudreau D, Raebel MA, Toh S, Syat B, Dashevsky I, Platt R. Validation of algorithms to ascertain clinical conditions and medical procedures used during pregnancy. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2011 Nov; 20(11):1168-76.
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  40. Foster BJ, Dahhou M, Zhang X, Platt RW, Hanley JA. Change in mortality risk over time in young kidney transplant recipients. Am J Transplant. 2011 Nov; 11(11):2432-42.
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  41. Huang SS, Placzek H, Livingston J, Ma A, Onufrak F, Lankiewicz J, Kleinman K, Bratzler D, Olsen MA, Lyles R, Khan Y, Wright P, Yokoe DS, Fraser VJ, Weinstein RA, Stevenson K, Hooper D, Vostok J, Datta R, Nsa W, Platt R. Use of Medicare claims to rank hospitals by surgical site infection risk following coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Aug; 32(8):775-83.
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  42. Lee BY, McGlone SM, Wong KF, Yilmaz SL, Avery TR, Song Y, Christie R, Eubank S, Brown ST, Epstein JM, Parker JI, Burke DS, Platt R, Huang SS. Modeling the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreaks throughout the hospitals in Orange County, California. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Jun; 32(6):562-72.
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  43. Yih WK, Kulldorff M, Fireman BH, Shui IM, Lewis EM, Klein NP, Baggs J, Weintraub ES, Belongia EA, Naleway A, Gee J, Platt R, Lieu TA. Active surveillance for adverse events: the experience of the Vaccine Safety Datalink project. Pediatrics. 2011 May; 127 Suppl 1:S54-64.
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  44. Platt R. Time for a culture change? N Engl J Med. 2011 Apr 14; 364(15):1464-5.
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  45. Datta R, Platt R, Yokoe DS, Huang SS. Environmental cleaning intervention and risk of acquiring multidrug-resistant organisms from prior room occupants. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Mar 28; 171(6):491-4.
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  46. Klompas M, Khan Y, Kleinman K, Evans RS, Lloyd JF, Stevenson K, Samore M, Platt R. Multicenter evaluation of a novel surveillance paradigm for complications of mechanical ventilation. PLoS One. 2011; 6(3):e18062.
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  47. Greene SK, Kulldorff M, Huang J, Brand RJ, Kleinman KP, Hsu J, Platt R. Timely detection of localized excess influenza activity in Northern California across patient care, prescription, and laboratory data. Stat Med. 2011 Feb 28; 30(5):549-59.
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  48. Lee BY, McGlone SM, Song Y, Avery TR, Eubank S, Chang CC, Bailey RR, Wagener DK, Burke DS, Platt R, Huang SS. Social network analysis of patient sharing among hospitals in Orange County, California. Am J Public Health. 2011 Apr; 101(4):707-13.
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  49. Behrman RE, Benner JS, Brown JS, McClellan M, Woodcock J, Platt R. Developing the Sentinel System--a national resource for evidence development. N Engl J Med. 2011 Feb 10; 364(6):498-9.
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  50. Davis RL, Eastman D, McPhillips H, Raebel MA, Andrade SE, Smith D, Yood MU, Dublin S, Platt R. Risks of congenital malformations and perinatal events among infants exposed to calcium channel and beta-blockers during pregnancy. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2011 Feb; 20(2):138-45.
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  51. Calderwood MS, Platt R, Hou X, Malenfant J, Haney G, Kruskal B, Lazarus R, Klompas M. Real-time surveillance for tuberculosis using electronic health record data from an ambulatory practice in eastern Massachusetts. Public Health Rep. 2010 Nov-Dec; 125(6):843-50.
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  52. Huang SS, Avery TR, Song Y, Elkins KR, Nguyen CC, Nutter SK, Nafday AA, Condon CJ, Chang MT, Chrest D, Boos J, Bobashev G, Wheaton W, Frank SA, Platt R, Lipsitch M, Bush RM, Eubank S, Burke DS, Lee BY. Quantifying interhospital patient sharing as a mechanism for infectious disease spread. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Nov; 31(11):1160-9.
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  53. Platt R, Takvorian SU, Septimus E, Hickok J, Moody J, Perlin J, Jernigan JA, Kleinman K, Huang SS. Cluster randomized trials in comparative effectiveness research: randomizing hospitals to test methods for prevention of healthcare-associated infections. Med Care. 2010 Jun; 48(6 Suppl):S52-7.
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  54. Brown JS, Holmes JH, Shah K, Hall K, Lazarus R, Platt R. Distributed health data networks: a practical and preferred approach to multi-institutional evaluations of comparative effectiveness, safety, and quality of care. Med Care. 2010 Jun; 48(6 Suppl):S45-51.
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  55. Huang SS, Yokoe DS, Stelling J, Placzek H, Kulldorff M, Kleinman K, O'Brien TF, Calderwood MS, Vostok J, Dunn J, Platt R. Automated detection of infectious disease outbreaks in hospitals: a retrospective cohort study. PLoS Med. 2010 Feb; 7(2):e1000238.
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  56. Yih WK, Deshpande S, Fuller C, Heisey-Grove D, Hsu J, Kruskal BA, Kulldorff M, Leach M, Nordin J, Patton-Levine J, Puga E, Sherwood E, Shui I, Platt R. Evaluating real-time syndromic surveillance signals from ambulatory care data in four states. Public Health Rep. 2010 Jan-Feb; 125(1):111-20.
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  57. Brown JS, Moore KM, Braun MM, Ziyadeh N, Chan KA, Lee GM, Kulldorff M, Walker AM, Platt R. Active influenza vaccine safety surveillance: potential within a healthcare claims environment. Med Care. 2009 Dec; 47(12):1251-7.
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  58. Moore KM, Duddy A, Lee GM, Velentgas P, Burwen DR, Platt R, Brown JS. Outpatient urticaria diagnosis codes have limited predictive value for same-day influenza vaccine adverse event detection. J Clin Epidemiol. 2010 Apr; 63(4):407-11.
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  59. Stelling J, Yih WK, Galas M, Kulldorff M, Pichel M, Terragno R, Tuduri E, Espetxe S, Binsztein N, O'Brien TF, Platt R. Automated use of WHONET and SaTScan to detect outbreaks of Shigella spp. using antimicrobial resistance phenotypes. Epidemiol Infect. 2010 Jun; 138(6):873-83.
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  60. Platt R. Opportunity knocks: the electronic (public health) medical record. Epidemiology. 2009 Sep; 20(5):662-3.
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  61. Maro JC, Platt R, Holmes JH, Strom BL, Hennessy S, Lazarus R, Brown JS. Design of a national distributed health data network. Ann Intern Med. 2009 Sep 1; 151(5):341-4.
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  62. Platt R, Wilson M, Chan KA, Benner JS, Marchibroda J, McClellan M. The new Sentinel Network--improving the evidence of medical-product safety. N Engl J Med. 2009 Aug 13; 361(7):645-7.
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  63. Mazor KM, Sabin JE, Goff SL, Smith DH, Rolnick S, Roblin D, Raebel MA, Herrinton LJ, Gurwitz JH, Boudreau D, Meterko V, Dodd KS, Platt R. Cluster randomized trials to study the comparative effectiveness of therapeutics: stakeholders' concerns and recommendations. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2009 Jul; 18(7):554-61.
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  64. Jung I, Kulldorff M, Kleinman KP, Yih WK, Platt R. Using encounters versus episodes in syndromic surveillance. J Public Health (Oxf). 2009 Dec; 31(4):566-72.
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  65. Yih WK, Teates KS, Abrams A, Kleinman K, Kulldorff M, Pinner R, Harmon R, Wang S, Platt R. Telephone triage service data for detection of influenza-like illness. PLoS One. 2009; 4(4):e5260.
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  66. Kramer MS, Matush L, Bogdanovich N, Dahhou M, Platt RW, Mazer B. The low prevalence of allergic disease in Eastern Europe: are risk factors consistent with the hygiene hypothesis? Clin Exp Allergy. 2009 May; 39(5):708-16.
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  67. Brown JS, Kulldorff M, Petronis KR, Reynolds R, Chan KA, Davis RL, Graham D, Andrade SE, Raebel MA, Herrinton L, Roblin D, Boudreau D, Smith D, Gurwitz JH, Gunter MJ, Platt R. Early adverse drug event signal detection within population-based health networks using sequential methods: key methodologic considerations. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2009 Mar; 18(3):226-34.
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  68. Andrade SE, McPhillips H, Loren D, Raebel MA, Lane K, Livingston J, Boudreau DM, Smith DH, Davis RL, Willy ME, Platt R. Antidepressant medication use and risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2009 Mar; 18(3):246-52.
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  69. Go AS, Yang J, Gurwitz JH, Hsu J, Lane K, Platt R. Comparative effectiveness of different beta-adrenergic antagonists on mortality among adults with heart failure in clinical practice. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Dec 8; 168(22):2415-21.
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  70. Moore KM, Duddy A, Braun MM, Platt R, Brown JS. Potential population-based electronic data sources for rapid pandemic influenza vaccine adverse event detection: a survey of health plans. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2008 Dec; 17(12):1137-41.
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  71. Velentgas P, Bohn RL, Brown JS, Chan KA, Gladowski P, Holick CN, Kramer JM, Nakasato C, Spettell CM, Walker AM, Zhang F, Platt R. A distributed research network model for post-marketing safety studies: the Meningococcal Vaccine Study. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2008 Dec; 17(12):1226-34.
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  72. Platt R, Madre L, Reynolds R, Tilson H. Active drug safety surveillance: a tool to improve public health. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2008 Dec; 17(12):1175-82.
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  73. Holmes JH, Brown J, Hennessy S, Lane K, Langer RD, Lazarus R, O'Connor PJ, Strom BL, Platt R. Developing a distributed research network to conduct population-based studies and safety surveillance. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008; 973.
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  74. Lazarus R, Klompas M, Campion FX, McNabb SJ, Hou X, Daniel J, Haney G, DeMaria A, Lenert L, Platt R. Electronic Support for Public Health: validated case finding and reporting for notifiable diseases using electronic medical data. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2009 Jan-Feb; 16(1):18-24.
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  75. Sabin JE, Mazor K, Meterko V, Goff SL, Platt R. Comparing drug effectiveness at health plans: the ethics of cluster randomized trials. Hastings Cent Rep. 2008 Sep-Oct; 38(5):39-48.
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  76. Klompas M, Haney G, Church D, Lazarus R, Hou X, Platt R. Automated identification of acute hepatitis B using electronic medical record data to facilitate public health surveillance. PLoS One. 2008; 3(7):e2626.
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  77. Goodman ER, Platt R, Bass R, Onderdonk AB, Yokoe DS, Huang SS. Impact of an environmental cleaning intervention on the presence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci on surfaces in intensive care unit rooms. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008 Jul; 29(7):593-9.
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  78. Klompas M, Kulldorff M, Platt R. Risk of misleading ventilator-associated pneumonia rates with use of standard clinical and microbiological criteria. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 May 1; 46(9):1443-6.
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  79. Meropol SB, Chan KA, Chen Z, Finkelstein JA, Hennessy S, Lautenbach E, Platt R, Schech SD, Shatin D, Metlay JP. Adverse events associated with prolonged antibiotic use. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2008 May; 17(5):523-32.
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  80. Platt R. Active surveillance for anticipated adverse events. Emerging Safety Science. 2008; 84-91.
  81. Huang SS, Diekema DJ, Warren DK, Zuccotti G, Winokur PL, Tendolkar S, Boyken L, Datta R, Jones RM, Ward MA, Aubrey T, Onderdonk AB, Garcia C, Platt R. Strain-relatedness of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates recovered from patients with repeated infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Apr 15; 46(8):1241-7.
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  82. Davis RL, Andrade S, Platt R. Risk of congenital malformations among infants exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2008 Apr; 17(4):423.
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  83. Smith DH, Kramer JM, Perrin N, Platt R, Roblin DW, Lane K, Goodman M, Nelson WW, Yang X, Soumerai SB. A randomized trial of direct-to-patient communication to enhance adherence to beta-blocker therapy following myocardial infarction. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Mar 10; 168(5):477-83; discussion 483; quiz 447.
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  84. Goff SL, Feld A, Andrade SE, Mahoney L, Beaton SJ, Boudreau DM, Davis RL, Goodman M, Hartsfield CL, Platt R, Roblin D, Smith D, Yood MU, Dodd K, Gurwitz JH. Administrative data used to identify patients with irritable bowel syndrome. J Clin Epidemiol. 2008 Jun; 61(6):617-21.
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  85. Andrade SE, Raebel MA, Brown J, Lane K, Livingston J, Boudreau D, Rolnick SJ, Roblin D, Smith DH, Dal Pan GJ, Scott PE, Platt R. Outpatient use of cardiovascular drugs during pregnancy. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2008 Mar; 17(3):240-7.
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  86. Platt R. Distributed data networks. Institute of Medicine -- in press. 2008.
  87. Klompas M, Kleinman K, Platt R. Development of an algorithm for surveillance of ventilator-associated pneumonia with electronic data and comparison of algorithm results with clinician diagnoses . Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008 Jan; 29(1):31-7.
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  88. Finkelstein JA, Huang SS, Kleinman K, Rifas-Shiman SL, Stille CJ, Daniel J, Schiff N, Steingard R, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D, Goldmann D, Platt R. Impact of a 16-community trial to promote judicious antibiotic use in Massachusetts. Pediatrics. 2008 Jan; 121(1):e15-23.
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  89. Platt R, Clancy C, DuPre E, David Helms D, Kavey R, Laurencin C, McClellan M, Pittman P, Slutsky J, Steinwachs D, Walker E. . Clinical Investigators and Evaluators. In press -- TBD. 2008.
  90. Platt R. Considerations for creating an active surveillance system. Challenges for the FDA: The Future of Drug Safety. 2007; 36-43.
  91. Klompas M, Platt R. Ventilator-associated pneumonia--the wrong quality measure for benchmarking. Ann Intern Med. 2007 Dec 4; 147(11):803-5.
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  92. Brown JS, Kulldorff M, Chan KA, Davis RL, Graham D, Pettus PT, Andrade SE, Raebel MA, Herrinton L, Roblin D, Boudreau D, Smith D, Gurwitz JH, Gunter MJ, Platt R. Early detection of adverse drug events within population-based health networks: application of sequential testing methods. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2007 Dec; 16(12):1275-84.
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  93. Lieu TA, Kulldorff M, Davis RL, Lewis EM, Weintraub E, Yih K, Yin R, Brown JS, Platt R. Real-time vaccine safety surveillance for the early detection of adverse events. Med Care. 2007 Oct; 45(10 Supl 2):S89-95.
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  94. Andrade SE, Raebel MA, Brown J, Lane K, Livingston J, Boudreau D, Rolnick SJ, Roblin D, Smith DH, Willy ME, Staffa JA, Platt R. Use of antidepressant medications during pregnancy: a multisite study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Feb; 198(2):194.e1-5.
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  95. Davis RL, Rubanowice D, McPhillips H, Raebel MA, Andrade SE, Smith D, Yood MU, Platt R. Risks of congenital malformations and perinatal events among infants exposed to antidepressant medications during pregnancy. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2007 Oct; 16(10):1086-94.
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  96. Lafata JE, Gunter MJ, Hsu J, Kaatz S, Krajenta R, Platt R, Schultz L, Selby JV, Simon SR, Simpkins J, Soumerai SB, Uratsu C. Academic detailing to improve laboratory testing among outpatient medication users. Med Care. 2007 Oct; 45(10):966-72.
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  97. Mazor KM, Sabin JE, Boudreau D, Goodman MJ, Gurwitz JH, Herrinton LJ, Raebel MA, Roblin D, Smith DH, Meterko V, Platt R. Cluster randomized trials: opportunities and barriers identified by leaders of eight health plans. Med Care. 2007 Oct; 45(10 Supl 2):S29-37.
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  98. Buehler J.W., Sosin D.M., Platt R. Evaluation of Surveillance Systems for Early Epidemic Detection. Infectious Disease Surveillance. M'ikanathan N.M., Lynfield R., Van Beneden C.A., de Valk H. (eds.). 2007.
  99. Hinrichsen VL, Kruskal B, O'Brien MA, Lieu TA, Platt R. Using electronic medical records to enhance detection and reporting of vaccine adverse events. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2007 Nov-Dec; 14(6):731-5.
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  100. Go AS, Yang J, Gurwitz JH, Hsu J, Lane K, Platt R. Comparative effectiveness of beta-adrenergic antagonists (atenolol, metoprolol tartrate, carvedilol) on the risk of rehospitalization in adults with heart failure. Am J Cardiol. 2007 Aug 15; 100(4):690-6.
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  101. Huang SS, Livingston JM, Rawson NS, Schmaltz S, Platt R. Developing algorithms for healthcare insurers to systematically monitor surgical site infection rates. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2007; 7:20.
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  102. Harrold LR, Patterson MK, Andrade SE, Dube T, Go AS, Buist AS, Chan KA, Weller PF, Wechsler ME, Yood RA, Davis KJ, Platt R, Walker AM. Asthma drug use and the development of Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS). Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2007 Jun; 16(6):620-6.
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  103. Kulldorff M, Mostashari F, Duczmal L, Katherine Yih W, Kleinman K, Platt R. Multivariate scan statistics for disease surveillance. Stat Med. 2007 Apr 15; 26(8):1824-33.
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  104. Herrinton LJ, Liu L, Lafata JE, Allison JE, Andrade SE, Korner EJ, Chan KA, Platt R, Hiatt D, O'Connor S. Estimation of the period prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease among nine health plans using computerized diagnoses and outpatient pharmacy dispensings. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2007 Apr; 13(4):451-61.
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  105. Klompas M, Lazarus R, Daniel J, Haney GA, Campion FX, Kruskal BA, Hou X, DeMaria A, Platt R. Electronic Medical Record Support for Public Health (ESP): Automated Detection and Reporting of Statutory Notifiable Diseases to Public Health Authorities. Advances in Disease Surveillance. 2007; 3(3).
  106. Schech S, Graham D, Staffa J, Andrade SE, La Grenade L, Burgess M, Blough D, Stergachis A, Chan KA, Platt R, Shatin D. Risk factors for statin-associated rhabdomyolysis. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2007 Mar; 16(3):352-8.
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  107. Harrold LR, Saag KG, Yood RA, Mikuls TR, Andrade SE, Fouayzi H, Davis J, Chan KA, Raebel MA, Von Worley A, Platt R. Validity of gout diagnoses in administrative data. Arthritis Rheum. 2007 Feb 15; 57(1):103-8.
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  108. Raebel MA, McClure DL, Chan KA, Simon SR, Feldstein AC, Lafata JE, Andrade SE, Gunter MJ, Nelson WW, Roblin D, Platt R. Laboratory evaluation of potassium and creatinine among ambulatory patients prescribed spironolactone: are we monitoring for hyperkalemia? Ann Pharmacother. 2007 Feb; 41(2):193-200.
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  109. Platt R. Speed bumps, potholes, and tollbooths on the road to panacea: making best use of data. Health Aff (Millwood). 2007 Mar-Apr; 26(2):w153-5.
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  110. Miner AL, Losina E, Katz JN, Fossel AH, Platt R. Deep infection after total knee replacement: impact of laminar airflow systems and body exhaust suits in the modern operating room. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Feb; 28(2):222-6.
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  111. Raebel MA, McClure DL, Simon SR, Chan KA, Feldstein A, Andrade SE, Lafata JE, Roblin D, Davis RL, Gunter MJ, Platt R. Laboratory monitoring of potassium and creatinine in ambulatory patients receiving angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2007 Jan; 16(1):55-64.
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  112. Huang SS, Rifas-Shiman SL, Warren DK, Fraser VJ, Climo MW, Wong ES, Cosgrove SE, Perl TM, Pottinger JM, Herwaldt LA, Jernigan JA, Tokars JL, Diekema DJ, Hinrichsen VL, Yokoe DS, Platt R. Improving methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus surveillance and reporting in intensive care units. J Infect Dis. 2007 Feb 1; 195(3):330-8.
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  113. Huang SS, Rifas-Shiman SL, Pottinger JM, Herwaldt LA, Zembower TR, Noskin GA, Cosgrove SE, Perl TM, Curtis AB, Tokars JL, Diekema DJ, Jernigan JA, Hinrichsen VL, Yokoe DS, Platt R. Improving the assessment of vancomycin-resistant enterococci by routine screening. J Infect Dis. 2007 Feb 1; 195(3):339-46.
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  114. Kulldorff M, Abrams A, Jung I, Kleinman K, Yih K, Platt R. Why are there so many false signals in syndromic surveillance? How do we avoid them?. International Society for Disease Surveillance. 2006.
  115. Huang SS, Datta R, Platt R. Risk of acquiring antibiotic-resistant bacteria from prior room occupants. Arch Intern Med. 2006 Oct 9; 166(18):1945-51.
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  116. Raebel MA, Carroll NM, Simon SR, Andrade SE, Feldstein AC, Lafata JE, Nelson WW, Chan KA, Gunter MJ, Tolsma D, Platt R. Liver and thyroid monitoring in ambulatory patients prescribed amiodarone in 10 HMOs. J Manag Care Pharm. 2006 Oct; 12(8):656-64.
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  117. Lazarus R, Yih K, Platt R. Distributed data processing for public health surveillance. BMC Public Health. 2006; 6:235.
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  118. Huang SS, Yokoe DS, Hinrichsen VL, Spurchise LS, Datta R, Miroshnik I, Platt R. Impact of routine intensive care unit surveillance cultures and resultant barrier precautions on hospital-wide methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Oct 15; 43(8):971-8.
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  119. Andrade SE, Raebel MA, Morse AN, Davis RL, Chan KA, Finkelstein JA, Fortman KK, McPhillips H, Roblin D, Smith DH, Yood MU, Platt R, H Gurwitz J. Use of prescription medications with a potential for fetal harm among pregnant women. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2006 Aug; 15(8):546-54.
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  120. Simon SR, Smith DH, Feldstein AC, Perrin N, Yang X, Zhou Y, Platt R, Soumerai SB. Computerized prescribing alerts and group academic detailing to reduce the use of potentially inappropriate medications in older people. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Jun; 54(6):963-8.
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  121. Lafata JE, Schultz L, Simpkins J, Chan KA, Horn JR, Kaatz S, Long C, Platt R, Raebel MA, Smith DH, Xi H, Yood MU. Potential drug-drug interactions in the outpatient setting. Med Care. 2006 Jun; 44(6):534-41.
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  122. Wagner AK, Chan KA, Dashevsky I, Raebel MA, Andrade SE, Lafata JE, Davis RL, Gurwitz JH, Soumerai SB, Platt R. FDA drug prescribing warnings: is the black box half empty or half full? Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2006 Jun; 15(6):369-86.
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  123. Allen LaPointe NM, Curtis LH, Chan KA, Kramer JM, Lafata JE, Gurwitz JH, Raebel MA, Platt R. Frequency of high-risk use of QT-prolonging medications. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2006 Jun; 15(6):361-8.
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  124. Smith DH, Perrin N, Feldstein A, Yang X, Kuang D, Simon SR, Sittig DF, Platt R, Soumerai SB. The impact of prescribing safety alerts for elderly persons in an electronic medical record: an interrupted time series evaluation. Arch Intern Med. 2006 May 22; 166(10):1098-104.
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  125. Feldstein AC, Smith DH, Perrin N, Yang X, Simon SR, Krall M, Sittig DF, Ditmer D, Platt R, Soumerai SB. Reducing warfarin medication interactions: an interrupted time series evaluation. Arch Intern Med. 2006 May 8; 166(9):1009-15.
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  126. Raebel MA, Carroll NM, Andrade SE, Chester EA, Lafata JE, Feldstein A, Gunter MJ, Nelson WW, Simon SR, Chan KA, Davis RL, Platt R. Monitoring of drugs with a narrow therapeutic range in ambulatory care. Am J Manag Care. 2006 May; 12(5):268-74.
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  127. Harrold LR, Yood RA, Mikuls TR, Andrade SE, Davis J, Fuller J, Chan KA, Roblin D, Raebel MA, Von Worley A, Platt R, Saag KG. Sex differences in gout epidemiology: evaluation and treatment. Ann Rheum Dis. 2006 Oct; 65(10):1368-72.
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  128. Kleinman K, Abrams A, Katherine Yih W, Platt R, Kulldorff M. Evaluating spatial surveillance: detection of known outbreaks in real data. Stat Med. 2006 Mar 15; 25(5):755-69.
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  129. Raebel MA, McClure DL, Simon SR, Chan KA, Feldstein AC, Gunter MJ, Lafata JE, Harrold L, Nelson WW, Platt R. Frequency of serum creatinine monitoring during allopurinol therapy in ambulatory patients. Ann Pharmacother. 2006 Mar; 40(3):386-91.
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  130. Gaynes RP, Platt R. Monitoring patient safety in health care: building the case for surrogate measures. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2006 Feb; 32(2):95-101.
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  131. Platt R, Ommaya A. A beneficial side effect of the Medicare drug benefit. N Engl J Med. 2005 Dec 29; 353(26):2742-3.
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  132. Raebel MA, Lyons EE, Andrade SE, Chan KA, Chester EA, Davis RL, Ellis JL, Feldstein A, Gunter MJ, Lafata JE, Long CL, Magid DJ, Selby JV, Simon SR, Platt R. Laboratory monitoring of drugs at initiation of therapy in ambulatory care. J Gen Intern Med. 2005 Dec; 20(12):1120-6.
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  133. Miner AL, Losina E, Katz JN, Fossel AH, Platt R. Infection control practices to reduce airborne bacteria during total knee replacement: a hospital survey in four states. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2005 Dec; 26(12):910-5.
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  134. Roblin DW, Platt R, Goodman MJ, Hsu J, Nelson WW, Smith DH, Andrade SE, Soumerai SB. Effect of increased cost-sharing on oral hypoglycemic use in five managed care organizations: how much is too much? Med Care. 2005 Oct; 43(10):951-9.
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  135. Nordin JD, Goodman MJ, Kulldorff M, Ritzwoller DP, Abrams AM, Kleinman K, Levitt MJ, Donahue J, Platt R. Simulated anthrax attacks and syndromic surveillance. Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 Sep; 11(9):1394-8.
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  136. Huang SS, Platt R, Rifas-Shiman SL, Pelton SI, Goldmann D, Finkelstein JA. Post-PCV7 changes in colonizing pneumococcal serotypes in 16 Massachusetts communities, 2001 and 2004. Pediatrics. 2005 Sep; 116(3):e408-13.
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  137. Ritzwoller DP, Kleinman K, Palen T, Abrams A, Kaferly J, Yih W, Platt R. Comparison of syndromic surveillance and a sentinel provider system in detecting an influenza outbreak--Denver, Colorado, 2003. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2005 Aug 26; 54 Suppl:151-6.
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  138. Daniel JB, Heisey-Grove D, Gadam P, Yih W, Mandl K, Demaria A, Platt R. Connecting health departments and providers: syndromic surveillance's last mile. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2005 Aug 26; 54 Suppl:147-50.
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  139. Yih KW, Abrams A, Danila R, Green K, Kleinman K, Kulldorff M, Miller B, Nordin J, Platt R. Ambulatory-care diagnoses as potential indicators of outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness--Minnesota. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2005 Aug 26; 54 Suppl:157-62.
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  140. Kleinman KP, Abrams A, Mandl K, Platt R. Simulation for assessing statistical methods of biologic terrorism surveillance. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2005 Aug 26; 54 Suppl:101-8.
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  141. Linder JA, Bates DW, Platt R. Antivirals and antibiotics for influenza in the United States, 1995--2002. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2005 Aug; 14(8):531-6.
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  142. Harrold LR, Andrade SE, Go AS, Buist AS, Eisner M, Vollmer WM, Chan KA, Frazier EA, Weller PF, Wechsler ME, Yood RA, Davis KJ, Platt R. Incidence of Churg-Strauss syndrome in asthma drug users: a population-based perspective. J Rheumatol. 2005 Jun; 32(6):1076-80.
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  143. Kleinman KP, Abrams AM, Kulldorff M, Platt R. A model-adjusted space-time scan statistic with an application to syndromic surveillance. Epidemiol Infect. 2005 Jun; 133(3):409-19.
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  144. Sinha A, Lieu TA, Paoletti LC, Weinstein MC, Platt R. The projected health benefits of maternal group B streptococcal vaccination in the era of chemoprophylaxis. Vaccine. 2005 May 2; 23(24):3187-95.
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  145. Platt R. Toward better benchmarking. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2005 May; 26(5):433-4.
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  146. Davis RL, Kolczak M, Lewis E, Nordin J, Goodman M, Shay DK, Platt R, Black S, Shinefield H, Chen RT. Active surveillance of vaccine safety: a system to detect early signs of adverse events. Epidemiology. 2005 May; 16(3):336-41.
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  147. Andrade SE, Graham DJ, Staffa JA, Schech SD, Shatin D, La Grenade L, Goodman MJ, Platt R, Gurwitz JH, Chan KA. Health plan administrative databases can efficiently identify serious myopathy and rhabdomyolysis. J Clin Epidemiol. 2005 Feb; 58(2):171-4.
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  148. Graham DJ, Staffa JA, Shatin D, Andrade SE, Schech SD, La Grenade L, Gurwitz JH, Chan KA, Goodman MJ, Platt R. Incidence of hospitalized rhabdomyolysis in patients treated with lipid-lowering drugs. JAMA. 2004 Dec 1; 292(21):2585-90.
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  149. Miner AL, Sands KE, Yokoe DS, Freedman J, Thompson K, Livingston JM, Platt R. Enhanced identification of postoperative infections among outpatients. Emerg Infect Dis. 2004 Nov; 10(11):1931-7.
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  150. Yokoe DS, Noskin GA, Cunnigham SM, Zuccotti G, Plaskett T, Fraser VJ, Olsen MA, Tokars JI, Solomon S, Perl TM, Cosgrove SE, Tilson RS, Greenbaum M, Hooper DC, Sands KE, Tully J, Herwaldt La, Diekema DJ, Wong ES, Climo M, Platt R. Enhanced identification of postoperative infections among inpatients. Emerg Infect Dis. 2004 Nov; 10(11):1924-30.
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  151. Harrold LR, Andrade SE, Eisner M, Buist AS, Go A, Vollmer WM, Chan KA, Frazier EA, Weller PF, Wechsler ME, Davis KJ, Platt R. Identification of patients with Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) using automated data. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2004 Oct; 13(10):661-7.
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  152. Zanetti G, Platt R. . Antibiotic prophylaxis for cardiac surgery: does the past predict the future. Clin Infec Dis. 2004; 38(10):1364-1366.
  153. Yih WK, Caldwell B, Harmon R, Kleinman K, Lazarus R, Nelson A, Nordin J, Rehm B, Richter B, Ritzwoller D, Sherwood E, Platt R. National Bioterrorism Syndromic Surveillance Demonstration Program. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2004 Sep 24; 53 Suppl:43-9.
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  154. Andrade SE, Gurwitz JH, Davis RL, Chan KA, Finkelstein JA, Fortman K, McPhillips H, Raebel MA, Roblin D, Smith DH, Yood MU, Morse AN, Platt R. Prescription drug use in pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Aug; 191(2):398-407.
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  155. Yokoe DS, Coon SW, Dokholyan R, Iannuzzi MC, Jones TF, Meredith S, Moore M, Phillips L, Ray W, Schech S, Shatin D, Platt R. Pharmacy data for tuberculosis surveillance and assessment of patient management. Emerg Infect Dis. 2004 Aug; 10(8):1426-31.
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  156. Kramer MS, Guo T, Platt RW, Sevkovskaya Z, Dzikovich I, Collet JP, Shapiro S, Chalmers B, Hodnett E, Vanilovich I, Mezen I, Ducruet T, Shishko G, Bogdanovich N. Does previous infection protect against atopic eczema and recurrent wheeze in infancy? Clin Exp Allergy. 2004 May; 34(5):753-6.
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  157. Zanetti G, Platt R. Antibiotic prophylaxis for cardiac surgery: does the past predict the future? Clin Infect Dis. 2004 May 15; 38(10):1364-6.
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  158. Huang SS, Finkelstein JA, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman K, Platt R. Community-level predictors of pneumococcal carriage and resistance in young children. Am J Epidemiol. 2004 Apr 1; 159(7):645-54.
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  159. O'Brien MA, Uyeki TM, Shay DK, Thompson WW, Kleinman K, McAdam A, Yu XJ, Platt R, Lieu TA. Incidence of outpatient visits and hospitalizations related to influenza in infants and young children. Pediatrics. 2004 Mar; 113(3 Pt 1):585-93.
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  160. Kleinman K, Lazarus R, Platt R. A generalized linear mixed models approach for detecting incident clusters of disease in small areas, with an application to biological terrorism. Am J Epidemiol. 2004 Feb 1; 159(3):217-24.
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  161. Yu DT, Platt R, Lanken PN, Black E, Sands KE, Schwartz JS, Hibberd PL, Graman PS, Kahn KL, Snydman DR, Parsonnet J, Moore R, Bates DW. Relationship of pulmonary artery catheter use to mortality and resource utilization in patients with severe sepsis. Crit Care Med. 2003 Dec; 31(12):2734-41.
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  162. Wright SB, Huskins WC, Dokholyan RS, Goldmann DA, Platt R. Administrative databases provide inaccurate data for surveillance of long-term central venous catheter-associated infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2003 Dec; 24(12):946-9.
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  163. Ratelle S, Yokoe D, Blejan C, Whelan M, Tang Y, Platt R, Blair R, Tao G, Irwin K. Predictive value of clinical diagnostic codes for the CDC case definition of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID): implications for surveillance. Sex Transm Dis. 2003 Nov; 30(11):866-70.
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  164. Sinha A, Madden J, Ross-Degnan D, Soumerai S, Platt R. Reduced risk of neonatal respiratory infections among breastfed girls but not boys. Pediatrics. 2003 Oct; 112(4):e303.
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  165. Finkelstein JA, Huang SS, Daniel J, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman K, Goldmann D, Pelton SI, DeMaria A, Platt R. Antibiotic-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in the heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine era: predictors of carriage in a multicommunity sample. Pediatrics. 2003 Oct; 112(4):862-9.
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  166. Sands KE, Yokoe DS, Hooper DC, Tully JL, Horan TC, Gaynes RP, Solomon SL, Platt R. Detection of postoperative surgical-site infections: comparison of health plan-based surveillance with hospital-based programs. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2003 Oct; 24(10):741-3.
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  167. Andrade SE, Majumdar SR, Chan KA, Buist DS, Go AS, Goodman M, Smith DH, Platt R, Gurwitz JH. Low frequency of treatment of osteoporosis among postmenopausal women following a fracture. Arch Intern Med. 2003 Sep 22; 163(17):2052-7.
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  168. Finkelstein JA, Stille C, Nordin J, Davis R, Raebel MA, Roblin D, Go AS, Smith D, Johnson CC, Kleinman K, Chan KA, Platt R. Reduction in antibiotic use among US children, 1996-2000. Pediatrics. 2003 Sep; 112(3 Pt 1):620-7.
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  169. Yih WK, Lieu TA, Rêgo VH, O'Brien MA, Shay DK, Yokoe DS, Platt R. Attitudes of healthcare workers in U.S. hospitals regarding smallpox vaccination. BMC Public Health. 2003 Jun 11; 3:20.
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  170. Platt R, Bocchino C, Caldwell B, Harmon R, Kleinman K, Lazarus R, Nelson AF, Nordin JD, Ritzwoller DP. Syndromic surveillance using minimum transfer of identifiable data: the example of the National Bioterrorism Syndromic Surveillance Demonstration Program. J Urban Health. 2003 Jun; 80(2 Suppl 1):i25-31.
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  171. Andrade SE, Donahue JG, Chan KA, Watson DJ, Platt R. Liver function testing in patients on HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2003 Jun; 12(4):307-13.
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  172. Sinha A, Yokoe D, Platt R. Intrapartum antibiotics and neonatal invasive infections caused by organisms other than group B streptococcus. J Pediatr. 2003 May; 142(5):492-7.
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  173. Chan KA, Truman A, Gurwitz JH, Hurley JS, Martinson B, Platt R, Everhart JE, Moseley RH, Terrault N, Ackerson L, Selby JV. A cohort study of the incidence of serious acute liver injury in diabetic patients treated with hypoglycemic agents. Arch Intern Med. 2003 Mar 24; 163(6):728-34.
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  174. Yu DT, Black E, Sands KE, Schwartz JS, Hibberd PL, Graman PS, Lanken PN, Kahn KL, Snydman DR, Parsonnet J, Moore R, Platt R, Bates DW. Severe sepsis: variation in resource and therapeutic modality use among academic centers. Crit Care. 2003 Jun; 7(3):R24-34.
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  175. Sinha A, Yokoe D, Platt R. Supplementary table: epidemiology of neonatal infections: experience during and after hospitalization. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2003 Mar; 22(3):E1-5.
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  176. Sinha A, Yokoe D, Platt R. Epidemiology of neonatal infections: experience during and after hospitalization. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2003 Mar; 22(3):244-51.
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  177. Perencevich EN, Sands KE, Cosgrove SE, Guadagnoli E, Meara E, Platt R. Health and economic impact of surgical site infections diagnosed after hospital discharge. Emerg Infect Dis. 2003 Feb; 9(2):196-203.
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  178. Huang SS, Platt R. Risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection after previous infection or colonization. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Feb 1; 36(3):281-5.
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  179. Bates DW, Yu DT, Black E, Sands KE, Schwartz JS, Hibberd PL, Graman PS, Lanken PN, Kahn KL, Snydman DR, Parsonnet J, Moore R, Platt R. Resource utilization among patients with sepsis syndrome. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2003 Jan; 24(1):62-70.
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  180. Zanetti G, Flanagan HL, Cohn LH, Giardina R, Platt R. Improvement of intraoperative antibiotic prophylaxis in prolonged cardiac surgery by automated alerts in the operating room. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2003 Jan; 24(1):13-6.
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  181. Platt R, Bocchino C, Caldwell B, Harmon R, Kleinman K, Lazarus R, Nelson AF, Nordin JD, Ritzwoller DP. Syndromic surveillance using minimum transfer of identifiable data: the example of the National Bioterrorism Syndromic Surveillance Program. Journal of Urban Health. 2003; 80(2, Supplement 1):i25-i31.
  182. Platt R, Kleinman K, Thompson K, Dokholyan RS, Livingston JM, Bergman A, Mason JH, Horan TC, Gaynes RP, Solomon SL, Sands KE. Using automated health plan data to assess infection risk from coronary artery bypass surgery. Emerg Infect Dis. 2002 Dec; 8(12):1433-41.
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  183. Lieu TA, Finkelstein JA, Adams MM, Miroshnik IL, Lett SM, Palfrey S, Freed GL, Kleinman K, Ray GT, Platt R. Pediatricians' views on financial barriers and values for pneumococcal vaccine for children. Ambul Pediatr. 2002 Sep-Oct; 2(5):358-66.
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  184. Lazarus R, Kleinman K, Dashevsky I, Adams C, Kludt P, DeMaria A, Platt R. Use of automated ambulatory-care encounter records for detection of acute illness clusters, including potential bioterrorism events. Emerg Infect Dis. 2002 Aug; 8(8):753-60.
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  185. Platt R. Progress in surgical-site infection surveillance. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2002 Jul; 23(7):361-3.
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  186. Colson AE, Keller MJ, Sax PE, Pettus PT, Platt R, Choo PW. Male sexual dysfunction associated with antiretroviral therapy. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2002 May 1; 30(1):27-32.
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  187. Putnam KG, Buist DS, Fishman P, Andrade SE, Boles M, Chase GA, Goodman MJ, Gurwitz JH, Platt R, Raebel MA, Arnold Chan K. Chronic disease score as a predictor of hospitalization. Epidemiology. 2002 May; 13(3):340-6.
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  188. Donahue JG, Chan KA, Andrade SE, Beck A, Boles M, Buist DS, Carey VJ, Chandler JM, Chase GA, Ettinger B, Fishman P, Goodman M, Guess HA, Gurwitz JH, LaCroix AZ, Levin TR, Platt R. Gastric and duodenal safety of daily alendronate. Arch Intern Med. 2002 Apr 22; 162(8):936-42.
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  189. Andrade SE, Gurwitz JH, Chan KA, Donahue JG, Beck A, Boles M, Buist DS, Goodman M, LaCroix AZ, Levin TR, Platt R. Validation of diagnoses of peptic ulcers and bleeding from administrative databases: a multi-health maintenance organization study. J Clin Epidemiol. 2002 Mar; 55(3):310-3.
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  190. Johnson ES, Koepsell TD, Reiber G, Stergachis A, Platt R. Increasing incidence of serious hypoglycemia in insulin users. J Clin Epidemiol. 2002 Mar; 55(3):253-9.
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  191. Platt R, Andrade SE, Davis Rl, Destafano F, Finkelstein JA, Goodman MJ, Gurwitz J, Go AS, Martinson BC, Raebel MA, Roblin D, Ross-Degnan D, Soumerai SB, Smith DH, Ulcickas-Yood M, Chan KA. Pharmacovigilance in the HMO Research Network. Mann R, Andrews E., eds. Pharmacovigilance. 2002; 392-398.
  192. Platt RW, Abrahamowicz M, Kramer MS, Joseph KS, Mery L, Blondel B, Bréart G, Wen SW. Detecting and eliminating erroneous gestational ages: a normal mixture model. Stat Med. 2001 Dec 15; 20(23):3491-503.
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  193. Choo PW, Rand CS, Inui TS, Lee ML, Canning C, Platt R. A cohort study of possible risk factors for over-reporting of antihypertensive adherence. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2001; 1:6.
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  194. Lazarus R, Kleinman KP, Dashevsky I, DeMaria A, Platt R. Using automated medical records for rapid identification of illness syndromes (syndromic surveillance): the example of lower respiratory infection. BMC Public Health. 2001; 1:9.
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  195. Bates DW, Su L, Yu DT, Chertow GM, Seger DL, Gomes DR, Platt R. Correlates of acute renal failure in patients receiving parenteral amphotericin B. Kidney Int. 2001 Oct; 60(4):1452-9.
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  196. Zanetti G, Giardina R, Platt R. Intraoperative redosing of cefazolin and risk for surgical site infection in cardiac surgery. Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 Sep-Oct; 7(5):828-31.
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  197. Yokoe DS, Christiansen CL, Johnson R, Sands KE, Livingston J, Shtatland ES, Platt R. Epidemiology of and surveillance for postpartum infections. Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 Sep-Oct; 7(5):837-41.
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  198. Zanetti G, Goldie SJ, Platt R. Clinical consequences and cost of limiting use of vancomycin for perioperative prophylaxis: example of coronary artery bypass surgery. Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 Sep-Oct; 7(5):820-7.
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  199. Platt R, Davis R, Finkelstein J, Go AS, Gurwitz JH, Roblin D, Soumerai S, Ross-Degnan D, Andrade S, Goodman MJ, Martinson B, Raebel MA, Smith D, Ulcickas-Yood M, Chan KA. Multicenter epidemiologic and health services research on therapeutics in the HMO Research Network Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2001 Aug-Sep; 10(5):373-7.
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  200. Kramer MS, Platt RW, Wen SW, Joseph KS, Allen A, Abrahamowicz M, Blondel B, Bréart G. A new and improved population-based Canadian reference for birth weight for gestational age. Pediatrics. 2001 Aug; 108(2):E35.
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  201. Finkelstein JA, Davis RL, Dowell SF, Metlay JP, Soumerai SB, Rifas-Shiman SL, Higham M, Miller Z, Miroshnik I, Pedan A, Platt R. Reducing antibiotic use in children: a randomized trial in 12 practices. Pediatrics. 2001 Jul; 108(1):1-7.
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  202. Choo PW, Rand CS, Inui TS, Lee MT, Canning C, Platt R. Derivation of adherence metrics from electronic dosing records. J Clin Epidemiol. 2001 Jun; 54(6):619-26.
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  203. Ratelle S, Yokoe D, Whelan M, Tang Y, Platt R, Blair R, Tao G, Irwin K. Management of urethritis in health maintenance organization members receiving care at a multispecialty group practice in Massachusetts. Sex Transm Dis. 2001 Apr; 28(4):232-5.
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  204. Platt R, Caldwell B. Can managed health care help manage health care-associated infections? Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 Mar-Apr; 7(2):358-62.
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  205. Carey VJ, Baker CJ, Platt R. Bayesian inference on protective antibody levels using case-control data. Biometrics. 2001 Mar; 57(1):135-42.
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  206. Platt R, Yokoe DS, Sands KE. Automated methods for surveillance of surgical site infections. Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 Mar-Apr; 7(2):212-6.
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  207. Bates DW, Su L, Yu DT, Chertow GM, Seger DL, Gomes DR, Dasbach EJ, Platt R. Mortality and costs of acute renal failure associated with amphotericin B therapy. Clin Infect Dis. 2001 Mar 1; 32(5):686-93.
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  208. Horta BL, Kramer MS, Platt RW. Maternal smoking and the risk of early weaning: a meta-analysis. Am J Public Health. 2001 Feb; 91(2):304-7.
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  209. Joseph KS, Kramer MS, Allen AC, Mery LS, Platt RW, Wen SW. Implausible birth weight for gestational age. Am J Epidemiol. 2001 Jan 15; 153(2):110-3.
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  210. Zanetti G, Platt R. Guidelines for perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis. Abrutyn E, Goldmann DA, Scheckler WE, eds. Saunders Infection Control Reference Service. 2001; 315-374.
  211. Kaye KS, Sands K, Donahue JG, Chan KA, Fishman P, Platt R. Preoperative drug dispensing as predictor of surgical site infection. Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 Jan-Feb; 7(1):57-65.
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  212. Colson AE, Sax PE, Keller MJ, Turk BK, Pettus PT, Platt R, Choo PW. Paronychia in association with indinavir treatment. Clin Infect Dis. 2001 Jan; 32(1):140-3.
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  213. Smalley W, Shatin D, Wysowski DK, Gurwitz J, Andrade SE, Goodman M, Chan KA, Platt R, Schech SD, Ray WA. Contraindicated use of cisapride: impact of food and drug administration regulatory action. JAMA. 2000 Dec 20; 284(23):3036-9.
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  214. Choo PW, Rand CS, Inui TS, Lee ML, Ma CC, Platt R. A pharmacodynamic assessment of the impact of antihypertensive non-adherence on blood pressure control. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2000 Dec; 9(7):557-63.
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  215. Donahue JG, Fuhlbrigge AL, Finkelstein JA, Fagan J, Livingston JM, Lozano P, Platt R, Weiss ST, Weiss KB. Asthma pharmacotherapy and utilization by children in 3 managed care organizations. The Pediatric Asthma Care Patient Outcomes Research Team. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2000 Dec; 106(6):1108-14.
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  216. Connelly MT, Richardson M, Platt R. Prevalence and duration of postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy use in a managed care organization, 1990-1995. J Gen Intern Med. 2000 Aug; 15(8):542-50.
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  217. Chan KA, Andrade SE, Boles M, Buist DS, Chase GA, Donahue JG, Goodman MJ, Gurwitz JH, LaCroix AZ, Platt R. Inhibitors of hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase and risk of fracture among older women. Lancet. 2000 Jun 24; 355(9222):2185-8.
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  218. Finkelstein JA, Barton MB, Donahue JG, Algatt-Bergstrom P, Markson LE, Platt R. Comparing asthma care for Medicaid and non-Medicaid children in a health maintenance organization. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2000 Jun; 154(6):563-8.
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  219. Bauer M, Thabault P, Estok D, Christiansen C, Platt R. Low-dose corticosteroids and avascular necrosis of the hip and knee. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2000 May; 9(3):187-91.
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  220. Finkelstein JA, Metlay JP, Davis RL, Rifas-Shiman SL, Dowell SF, Platt R. Antimicrobial use in defined populations of infants and young children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2000 Apr; 154(4):395-400.
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  221. Platt RW, Hanley JA, Yang H. Bootstrap confidence intervals for the sensitivity of a quantitative diagnostic test. Stat Med. 2000 Feb 15; 19(3):313-22.
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  222. Platt RW. Saddlepoint approximations for small sample logistic regression problems. Stat Med. 2000 Feb 15; 19(3):323-34.
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  223. Zaleznik DF, Rench MA, Hillier S, Krohn MA, Platt R, Lee ML, Flores AE, Ferrieri P, Baker CJ. Invasive disease due to group B Streptococcus in pregnant women and neonates from diverse population groups. Clin Infect Dis. 2000 Feb; 30(2):276-81.
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  224. Platt R, Barrett PH, Durham ML, Gurwitz J, Kilkenny R, Wagner E. HMO-Academic health center partnerships and clinical research. Meyer RE., ed. For the Health of the Public: Ensuring the future of clinical research. 2000; II:81-92.
  225. Finkelstein JA, Christiansen CL, Platt R. Fever in pediatric primary care: occurrence, management, and outcomes. Pediatrics. 2000 Jan; 105(1 Pt 3):260-6.
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  226. Platt R. Coordinating health plan research and educational efforts. National Academy Press. 2000; 52-53.
  227. Platt R. Collaborative surveillance efforts and monitoring of data. National Academy Press. 2000; 37-40.
  228. Chan KA, Platt R. . Harvard Pilgrim Health Care/Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Strom B., ed. Pharmacoepidemiology. 2000; 285-293.
  229. Andrade SE, Saperia GM, Berger ML, Platt R. Effectiveness of antihyperlipidemic drug management in clinical practice. Clin Ther. 1999 Nov; 21(11):1973-87.
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  230. Subramanyan GS, Yokoe DS, Sharnprapai S, Nardell E, McCray E, Platt R. Using automated pharmacy records to assess the management of tuberculosis. Emerg Infect Dis. 1999 Nov-Dec; 5(6):788-91.
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  231. Yokoe DS, Subramanyan GS, Nardell E, Sharnprapai S, McCray E, Platt R. Supplementing tuberculosis surveillance with automated data from health maintenance organizations. Emerg Infect Dis. 1999 Nov-Dec; 5(6):779-87.
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  232. Choo PW, Rand CS, Inui TS, Lee ML, Cain E, Cordeiro-Breault M, Canning C, Platt R. Validation of patient reports, automated pharmacy records, and pill counts with electronic monitoring of adherence to antihypertensive therapy. Med Care. 1999 Sep; 37(9):846-57.
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  233. Platt R, Adelson-Mitty J, Weissman L, Zaleznik D, Lee ML, Baker CJ. Resource utilization associated with initial hospital stays complicated by early onset group B streptococcal disease. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1999 Jun; 18(6):529-33.
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  234. Donahue JG, Greineder DK, Connor-Lacke L, Canning CF, Platt R. Utilization and cost of immunotherapy for allergic asthma and rhinitis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 1999 Apr; 82(4):339-47.
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  235. Platt RW, Leroux BG, Breslow N. Generalized linear mixed models for meta-analysis. Stat Med. 1999 Mar 30; 18(6):643-54.
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  236. Sands K, Vineyard G, Livingston J, Christiansen C, Platt R. Efficient identification of postdischarge surgical site infections: use of automated pharmacy dispensing information, administrative data, and medical record information. J Infect Dis. 1999 Feb; 179(2):434-41.
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  237. Subramanyan GS, Yokoe DS, Sharnprapai S, Tang Y, Platt R. An algorithm to match registries with minimal disclosure of individual identities. Public Health Rep. 1999 Jan-Feb; 114(1):91-3.
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  238. Donahue JG, Andrade SE, Cain EM, Defor TA, Goodman MJ, Gurwitz J, Platt R. Lamotrigine and severe skin eruptions. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 1998 Nov; 7(6):415-7.
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  239. Shojania KG, Yokoe D, Platt R, Fiskio J, Ma'luf N, Bates DW. Reducing vancomycin use utilizing a computer guideline: results of a randomized controlled trial. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 1998 Nov-Dec; 5(6):554-62.
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  240. Hamilton EF, Platt RW, Morin L, Usher R, Kramer M. How small is too small in a twin pregnancy? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1998 Sep; 179(3 Pt 1):682-5.
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  241. Bates DW, Parsonnet J, Ketchum PA, Miller EB, Novitsky TJ, Sands K, Hibberd PL, Graman PS, Lanken PN, Schwartz JS, Kahn K, Snydman DR, Moore R, Black E, Platt R. Limulus amebocyte lysate assay for detection of endotoxin in patients with sepsis syndrome. AMCC Sepsis Project Working Group. Clin Infect Dis. 1998 Sep; 27(3):582-91.
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  242. Yokoe DS, Anderson J, Chambers R, Connor M, Finberg R, Hopkins C, Lichtenberg D, Marino S, McLaughlin D, O'Rourke E, Samore M, Sands K, Strymish J, Tamplin E, Vallonde N, Platt R. Simplified surveillance for nosocomial bloodstream infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1998 Sep; 19(9):657-60.
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  243. Yokoe DS, Shapiro M, Simchen E, Platt R. Use of antibiotic exposure to detect postoperative infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1998 May; 19(5):317-22.
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  244. Platt R. Antibiotic prophylaxis in clean surgery: does it work? Should it be used if it does? New Horiz. 1998 May; 6(2 Suppl):S53-7.
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  245. Bates DW, Sands K, Miller E, Lanken PN, Hibberd PL, Graman PS, Schwartz JS, Kahn K, Snydman DR, Parsonnet J, Moore R, Black E, Johnson BL, Jha A, Platt R. Predicting bacteremia in patients with sepsis syndrome. Academic Medical Center Consortium Sepsis Project Working Group. J Infect Dis. 1997 Dec; 176(6):1538-51.
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  246. Choo PW, Donahue JG, Platt R. Ibuprofen and skin and soft tissue superinfections in children with varicella. Ann Epidemiol. 1997 Oct; 7(7):440-5.
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  247. Galil K, Choo PW, Donahue JG, Platt R. The sequelae of herpes zoster. Arch Intern Med. 1997 Jun 9; 157(11):1209-13.
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  248. Choo PW, Galil K, Donahue JG, Walker AM, Spiegelman D, Platt R. Risk factors for postherpetic neuralgia. Arch Intern Med. 1997 Jun 9; 157(11):1217-24.
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  249. Donahue JG, Weiss ST, Livingston JM, Goetsch MA, Greineder DK, Platt R. Inhaled steroids and the risk of hospitalization for asthma. JAMA. 1997 Mar 19; 277(11):887-91.
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  250. Donahue JG, Weiss ST, Goetsch MA, Livingston JM, Greineder DK, Platt R. Assessment of asthma using automated and full-text medical records. J Asthma. 1997; 34(4):273-81.
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  251. Platt R. Guidelines for perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis. Abrutyn E, Goldmann DA, Scheckler WE, eds. Saunders Infection Control Reference Service. 1997; 229-280.
  252. Hopkins CC, Platt R, Goldmann DA. Control of Nosocomial Infections. Gorbach SL, Bartlett JG, Blacklow NR, eds. Infectious Diseases. 1997; 452-466.
  253. Freeman J, Platt R. Erythromycin prolongs the QTc interval among patients with pneumonia. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 1997 Jan; 6(1):13-9.
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  254. Platt R, Goldmann DA, Hopkins CC. Epidemiology of Nosocomial Infections. Gorbach SL, Bartlett JG, Blacklow NR, eds. Infectious Diseases. 1997; 108-122.
  255. Gerstman BB, Jolson HM, Bauer M, Cho P, Livingston JM, Platt R. The incidence of depression in new users of beta-blockers and selected antihypertensives. J Clin Epidemiol. 1996 Jul; 49(7):809-15.
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  256. Sands K, Vineyard G, Platt R. Surgical site infections occurring after hospital discharge. J Infect Dis. 1996 Apr; 173(4):963-70.
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  257. Andrade SE, Platt R, Gottlieb LK, Saperia GM, Walker AM. Discontinuations of antihyperlipidemic drug therapy: assessment by means of automated databases. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 1996 Mar; 5(2):113-20.
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  258. Choo PW, Donahue JG, Manson JE, Platt R. The epidemiology of varicella and its complications. J Infect Dis. 1995 Sep; 172(3):706-12.
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  259. Bates DW, Pruess K, Souney P, Platt R. Serious falls in hospitalized patients: correlates and resource utilization. Am J Med. 1995 Aug; 99(2):137-43.
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  260. Donahue JG, Choo PW, Manson JE, Platt R. The incidence of herpes zoster. Arch Intern Med. 1995 Aug 7-21; 155(15):1605-9.
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  261. Hanrahan JP, Choo PW, Carlson W, Greineder D, Faich GA, Platt R. Terfenadine-associated ventricular arrhythmias and QTc interval prolongation. A retrospective cohort comparison with other antihistamines among members of a health maintenance organization. Ann Epidemiol. 1995 May; 5(3):201-9.
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  262. Andrade SE, Walker AM, Gottlieb LK, Hollenberg NK, Testa MA, Saperia GM, Platt R. Discontinuation of antihyperlipidemic drugs--do rates reported in clinical trials reflect rates in primary care settings? N Engl J Med. 1995 Apr 27; 332(17):1125-31.
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  263. Yokoe DS, Platt R. Surveillance for surgical site infections: the uses of antibiotic exposure. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1994 Nov; 15(11):717-23.
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  264. Choo PW, Goldberg JH, Platt R. Ranitidine-associated autoimmune hemolytic anemia in a health maintenance organization population. J Clin Epidemiol. 1994 Oct; 47(10):1175-9.
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  265. Fleisher GR, Rosenberg N, Vinci R, Steinberg J, Powell K, Christy C, Boenning DA, Overturf G, Jaffe D, Platt R. Intramuscular versus oral antibiotic therapy for the prevention of meningitis and other bacterial sequelae in young, febrile children at risk for occult bacteremia. J Pediatr. 1994 Apr; 124(4):504-12.
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  266. Platt R. Studies of prescription drugs at Harvard Community Health Plan. Strom B. ed. Pharmacoepidemiology. 1994; 278-287.
  267. Hirschhorn LR, Trnka Y, Onderdonk A, Lee ML, Platt R. Epidemiology of community-acquired Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. J Infect Dis. 1994 Jan; 169(1):127-33.
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  268. Currier JS, Tosteson TD, Platt R. Cefazolin compared with cefoxitin for cesarean section prophylaxis: the use of a two-stage study design. J Clin Epidemiol. 1993 Jul; 46(7):625-30.
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  269. Coopman SA, Johnson RA, Platt R, Stern RS. Cutaneous disease and drug reactions in HIV infection. N Engl J Med. 1993 Jun 10; 328(23):1670-4.
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  270. Platt R, Zucker JR, Zaleznik DF, Hopkins CC, Dellinger EP, Karchmer AW, Bryan CS, Burke JF, Wikler MA, Marino SK, et al. Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis and wound infection following breast surgery. J Antimicrob Chemother. 1993 Feb; 31 Suppl B:43-8.
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  271. Hirschhorn LR, Currier JS, Platt R. Electronic surveillance of antibiotic exposure and coded discharge diagnoses as indicators of postoperative infection and other quality assurance measures. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1993 Jan; 14(1):21-8.
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  272. Platt R, Zucker JR, Zaleznik DF, Hopkins CC, Dellinger EP, Karchmer AW, Bryan CS, Burke JF, Wikler MA, Marino SK, et al. Prophylaxis against wound infection following herniorrhaphy or breast surgery. J Infect Dis. 1992 Sep; 166(3):556-60.
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  273. Gerstman BB, Kirkman R, Platt R. Intestinal necrosis associated with postoperative orally administered sodium polystyrene sulfonate in sorbitol. Am J Kidney Dis. 1992 Aug; 20(2):159-61.
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  275. Platt R. Hospital acquired infections. 1992.
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  277. Gerstman BB, Platt R. Use of sodium polystyrene sulfonate in sorbitol in the United States, 1985-1989. Am J Kidney Dis. 1991 Nov; 18(5):619-20.
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  278. Holbrook KF, Nottebart VF, Hameed SR, Platt R. Automated postdischarge surveillance for postpartum and neonatal nosocomial infections. Am J Med. 1991 Sep 16; 91(3B):125S-130S.
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  279. Viglionese A, Nottebart VF, Bodman HA, Platt R. Recurrent group A streptococcal carriage in a health care worker associated with widely separated nosocomial outbreaks. Am J Med. 1991 Sep 16; 91(3B):329S-333S.
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  280. Platt R. Methodologic aspects of clinical studies of perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis. Rev Infect Dis. 1991 Sep-Oct; 13 Suppl 10:S810-4.
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  281. Currier JS, Campbell H, Platt R, Kaiser AB. Perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis in middle Tennessee, 1989-1990. Rev Infect Dis. 1991 Sep-Oct; 13 Suppl 10:S874-8.
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  283. Kassirer JP, ed. Bardom CW, Bayless TM, Brain MC, Carbone PP, Cherniak RM, Farmer ER, Fauci AS, Fortuin NJ, Glassock RJ, Hurst JW, Johnson RT, Kass EH, Lichtenstein LM, Platt R, Provost TT, assoc es. Current Therapy in Internal Medicine. 1991.
  284. Platt R, Kaiser AB, eds. International Symposium on perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis. 1991; S779-S894.
  285. Freeman J, Platt R, Epstein MF, Smith NE, Sidebottom DG, Goldmann DA. Birth weight and length of stay as determinants of nosocomial coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteremia in neonatal intensive care unit populations: potential for confounding. Am J Epidemiol. 1990 Dec; 132(6):1130-40.
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  286. Freeman J, Goldmann DA, Smith NE, Sidebottom DG, Epstein MF, Platt R. Association of intravenous lipid emulsion and coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteremia in neonatal intensive care units. N Engl J Med. 1990 Aug 2; 323(5):301-8.
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  287. Heckbert SR, Stryker WS, Coltin KL, Manson JE, Platt R. Serum sickness in children after antibiotic exposure: estimates of occurrence and morbidity in a health maintenance organization population. Am J Epidemiol. 1990 Aug; 132(2):336-42.
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  288. Freeman J, Epstein MF, Smith NE, Platt R, Sidebottom DG, Goldmann DA. Extra hospital stay and antibiotic usage with nosocomial coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteremia in two neonatal intensive care unit populations. Am J Dis Child. 1990 Mar; 144(3):324-9.
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  290. Kass EH, Platt, eds. Current Therapy of Infectious Disease - 3. 1990.
  291. Burke JP, Tilson HH, Platt R. Expanding roles of hospital epidemiology: pharmacoepidemiology. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1989 Jun; 10(6):253-4.
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  292. Platt R, Polk BF, Murdock B, Rosner B. Prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infection: a cost-benefit analysis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1989 Feb; 10(2):60-4.
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  293. Platt R, Polk BF, Murdock B, Rosner B. Catheter associated urinary tract infection: Risk factors and consequences. Host-Parasite Interactions in Urinary Tract Infections. 1989; 66-72.
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  295. Platt R, Lehr JL, Marino S, Munoz A, Nash B, Raemer DB. Safe and cost-effective cleaning of pressure-monitoring transducers. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1988 Sep; 9(9):409-16.
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  296. Platt R, Dreis MW, Kennedy DL, Kuritsky JN. Serum sickness-like reactions to amoxicillin, cefaclor, cephalexin, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. J Infect Dis. 1988 Aug; 158(2):474-7.
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  298. Platt R, Stryker WS, Komaroff AL. Pharmacoepidemiology in hospitals using automated data systems. Am J Prev Med. 1988; 4(2 Suppl):39-47.
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  299. Platt R. Urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted diseases. Braunwald E, Fanta CH, eds. Intensive Review of Internal Medicine. 1988; 246-254.
  300. Freeman J, Platt R, Sidebottom DG, Leclair JM, Epstein MF, Goldmann DA. Coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteremia in the changing neonatal intensive care unit population. Is there an epidemic? JAMA. 1987 Nov 13; 258(18):2548-52.
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  301. Platt R. Adverse consequences of asymptomatic urinary tract infections in adults. Am J Med. 1987 Jun 26; 82(6B):47-52.
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  302. Platt R. Confound it! Infect Control. 1987 Apr; 8(4):143-4.
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  303. Bayless TM, Brain MC, Cherniak RM, eds. Bardin CW, Fauci AS, Fortuin NJ, Glassock RJ, Johnson RT, Kass EH, Krieger DT, Lichtenstein LM, Platt R, assoc es. Current Therapy in Internal Medicine - 2. 1987.
  304. Platt R, Polk BF, Murdock B, Rosner B. Risk factors for nosocomial urinary tract infection. Am J Epidemiol. 1986 Dec; 124(6):977-85.
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  305. Craven DE, Awdeh ZL, Kunches LM, Yunis EJ, Dienstag JL, Werner BG, Polk BF, Syndman DR, Platt R, Crumpacker CS, et al. Nonresponsiveness to hepatitis B vaccine in health care workers. Results of revaccination and genetic typings. Ann Intern Med. 1986 Sep; 105(3):356-60.
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  306. Kass EH, Platt, eds. Current Therapy of Infectious Disease - 2. 1986.
  307. Platt R. Immunizations for Adults. Kass Ew, Platt R, eds. Current Therapy of Infectious Disease. 1986; 36-27.
  308. Werner BG, Dienstag JL, Kuter BJ, Polk BF, Snydman DR, Craven DE, Crumpacker CS, Platt R, Grady GF. Isolated antibody to hepatitis B surface antigen and response to hepatitis B vaccination. Ann Intern Med. 1985 Aug; 103(2):201-5.
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  309. Dienstag JL, Werner BG, McLane MF, Snydman DR, Grady GF, Craven DE, Crumpacker CS, Polk BF, Platt R, Allan J, et al. Absence of antibodies to HTLV-III in health workers after hepatitis B vaccination. JAMA. 1985 Aug 23-30; 254(8):1064-6.
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  310. Platt R. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. N Engl J Med. 1985; 313:312-318.
  311. Platt R, Muñoz A, Stella J, VanDevanter S, Koster JK. Antibiotic prophylaxis for cardiovascular surgery. Efficacy with coronary artery bypass. Ann Intern Med. 1984 Dec; 101(6):770-4.
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  312. Platt R. Antibiotic prophylaxis in surgery. Rev Infect Dis. 1984 Nov-Dec; 6 Suppl 4:S880-6.
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  314. Platt R, Rosner B. Effect of hydrogen ion and protein concentrations on the activity of beta-lactam antibiotics. Rev Infect Dis. 1984 Nov-Dec; 6 Suppl 4:S829-34.
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  315. Platt R. Predictors of response to therapy for infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Rev Infect Dis. 1984 Sep-Oct; 6 Suppl 3:S759-68.
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  316. Young LS, Wenzel RP, Sabath LD, Pollack M, Pennington JE, Platt R. The outlook for prevention and treatment of infections due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Rev Infect Dis. 1984 Sep-Oct; 6 Suppl 3:S769-74.
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  317. Cooper GL, White JA, D'Elia JA, DeGirolami PC, Arkin C, Kaldany A, Platt R. Lack of utility of routine screening tests for early detection of peritonitis in patients requiring intermittent peritoneal dialysis. Infect Control. 1984 Jul; 5(7):321-5.
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  318. Dienstag JL, Werner BG, Polk BF, Snydman DR, Craven DE, Platt R, Crumpacker CS, Ouellet-Hellstrom R, Grady GF. Hepatitis B vaccine in health care personnel: safety, immunogenicity, and indicators of efficacy. Ann Intern Med. 1984 Jul; 101(1):34-40.
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  319. Young LS, Wenzel RP, Sabath LD, Pollack M, Pennington JE, Platt R. The outlook for prevention and treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections. Rev Inf Dis. 1984; 6:S769-774.
  320. Kass EH, Platt R. Urinary tract infections and genital mycoplasmal infection. Wald N. ed. Antenatal and Neonatal Screening. 1984; 345-357.
  321. Bayless TM, Brain MC, Cherniak RM, eds. Bardin CW, Fauci AS, Fortuin NJ, Glassock RJ, Johnson RT, Kass EH, Krieger DT, Lichtenstein LM, Platt R, assoc es. Current Therapy in Internal Medicine. 1984.
  322. Platt R, Rice PA, McCormack WM. Risk of acquiring gonorrhea and prevalence of abnormal adnexal findings among women recently exposed to gonorrhea. JAMA. 1983 Dec 16; 250(23):3205-9.
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  323. Platt R. Quantitative definition of bacteriuria. Am J Med. 1983 Jul 28; 75(1B):44-52.
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  324. Platt R, Polk BF, Murdock B, Rosner B. Reduction of mortality associated with nosocomial urinary tract infection. Lancet. 1983 Apr 23; 1(8330):893-7.
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  325. Platt R. Diagnosis and empiric therapy of urinary tract infection in the seriously ill patient. Rev Infect Dis. 1983 Mar-Apr; 5 Suppl 1:S65-73.
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  326. Platt R. Urinary catheter associated infections. Current Therapy of Infectious Disease. 1983; 178-180.
  327. Kass EH, Platt R, eds. . Current Therapy of Infectious Disease. 1983.
  328. Platt R. Infection after splenectomy. JAMA. 1982 Nov 12; 248(18):2316.
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  329. Cooper G, Platt R. Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in diabetic patients. Endocarditis and mortality. Am J Med. 1982 Nov; 73(5):658-62.
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  330. Platt R. Adverse effects of third-generation cephalosporins. J Antimicrob Chemother. 1982 Nov; 10 Suppl C:135-40.
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  331. Pennington JE, Johnson CE, Platt R. Third-generation cephalosporins in the treatment of pneumonia due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa in guinea pigs. J Infect Dis. 1982 Oct; 146(4):567.
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  332. Platt R, Polk BF, Murdock B, Rosner B. Mortality associated with nosocomial urinary-tract infection. N Engl J Med. 1982 Sep 9; 307(11):637-42.
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  333. Platt R. Adverse effects of third generation cephalosporins. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 1982; 10 (Suppl C):135-140.
  334. Finlad m, Kass EH, Platt R, eds. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole revisited. Rev Infect Disease. 1982; 4:185-618.
  335. Platt R, Ehrlich SL, Afarian J, O'Brien TF, Pennington JE, Kass EH. Moxalactam therapy of infections caused by cephalothin-resistant bacteria: influence of serum inhibitory activity on clinical response and acquisition of antibiotic resistance during therapy. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 1981 Sep; 20(3):351-5.
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  336. Platt R, Lin JS, Warren JW, Rosner B, Edelin KC, McCormack WM. Infection with Mycoplasma hominis in postpartum fever. Lancet. 1980 Dec 6; 2(8206):1217-21.
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  337. Platt R, Fiumara NJ, McCormack WM, Siegel MS. Comparison of cefoxitin and aqueous procaine penicillin G in the treatment of anogenital infections with Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Current Chemotherapy and Infectious Disease. 1980; 1268-1269.
  338. Platt R. "The Use of Antibiotics" by Kucers A, and Bennett N. (Book Review). N Engl J Med. 1980; 303:709.
  339. Warren JW, Platt R, Thomas RJ, Rosner B, Kass EH. Antibiotic irrigation and catheter-associated urinary-tract infections. N Engl J Med. 1978 Sep 14; 299(11):570-3.
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