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profileStacy E.F. Melanson, M.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Pathology
InstitutionBrigham and Women's Hospital
DepartmentPathology
AddressBrigham and Women's Hospital
Pathology, Amory 2
75 Francis St
Boston MA 02115
Phone617/525-7237
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  1. Petrides AK, Tanasijevic MJ, Goonan EM, Landman AB, Kantartjis M, Bates DW, Melanson SEF. Top ten challenges when interfacing a laboratory information system to an electronic health record: Experience at a large academic medical center. Int J Med Inform. 2017 Oct; 106:9-16. PMID: 28870384.
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  2. Petrides AK, Bixho I, Goonan EM, Bates DW, Shaykevich S, Lipsitz SR, Landman AB, Tanasijevic MJ, Melanson SE. The Benefits and Challenges of an Interfaced Electronic Health Record and Laboratory Information System: Effects on Laboratory Processes. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2017 Mar; 141(3):410-417. PMID: 28234574.
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  3. Snyder ML, Fantz CR, Melanson S. Immunoassay-Based Drug Tests Are Inadequately Sensitive for Medication Compliance Monitoring in Patients Treated for Chronic Pain. Pain Physician. 2017 Feb; 20(2S):SE1-SE9. PMID: 28226337.
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  4. Le RD, Melanson SE, Petrides AK, Goonan EM, Bixho I, Landman AB, Brogan AM, Bates DW, Tanasijevic MJ. Significant Reduction in Preanalytical Errors for Nonphlebotomy Blood Draws After Implementation of a Novel Integrated Specimen Collection Module. Am J Clin Pathol. 2016 Oct; 146(4):456-61. PMID: 27686172.
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  5. Melanson SE, Griggs D, Bixho I, Khaliq T, Flood JG. 7-aminoclonazepam is superior to clonazepam for detection of clonazepam use in oral fluid by LC-MS/MS. Clin Chim Acta. 2016 Apr 01; 455:128-33. PMID: 26826393.
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  6. Minkovsky A, Lee MN, Dowlatshahi M, Angell TE, Mahrokhian LS, Petrides AK, Melanson SE, Marqusee E, Woodmansee WW. HIGH-DOSE BIOTIN TREATMENT FOR SECONDARY PROGRESSIVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS MAY INTERFERE WITH THYROID ASSAYS. AACE Clin Case Rep. 2016; 2(4):e370-e373. PMID: 27917400.
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  7. Yiadom MY, Jarolim P, Jenkins C, Melanson SE, Conrad M, Kosowsky JM. Diagnostic implications of an elevated troponin in the emergency department. Dis Markers. 2015; 2015:157812. PMID: 25960590; PMCID: PMC4415742.
  8. Snyder ML, Melanson SE. Drug addiction or false conviction? Clin Chem. 2014 Dec; 60(12):1480-3. PMID: 25432992.
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  9. Le RD, Kosowsky JM, Landman AB, Bixho I, Melanson SE, Tanasijevic MJ. Clinical and financial impact of removing creatine kinase-MB from the routine testing menu in the emergency setting. Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Jan; 33(1):72-5. PMID: 25455047.
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  10. Darragh A, Snyder ML, Ptolemy AS, Melanson S. KIMS, CEDIA, and HS-CEDIA immunoassays are inadequately sensitive for detection of benzodiazepines in urine from patients treated for chronic pain. Pain Physician. 2014 Jul-Aug; 17(4):359-66. PMID: 25054395.
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  11. Mijailovic AS, Tanasijevic MJ, Goonan EM, Le RD, Baum JM, Melanson SE. Optimizing outpatient phlebotomy staffing: tools to assess staffing needs and monitor effectiveness. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014 Jul; 138(7):929-35. PMID: 24978919.
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  12. Basu SS, Johncilla M, Melanson SE, Jarolim P. Low plasma glucose with normal finger-stick glucose. Clin Chem. 2014 Jun; 60(6):900. PMID: 24872369.
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  13. Le RD, Melanson SE, Santos KS, Paredes JD, Baum JM, Goonan EM, Torrence-Hill JN, Gustafson ML, Tanasijevic MJ. Using Lean principles to optimise inpatient phlebotomy services. J Clin Pathol. 2014 Aug; 67(8):724-30. PMID: 24821848.
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  14. Snyder ML, Darragh A, Flood JG, Jones J, Ropar K, Jarolim P, Melanson SE. Improved buprenorphine immunoassay performance after urine treatment with ß-glucuronidase. J Anal Toxicol. 2014 Jul-Aug; 38(6):375-9. PMID: 24802159.
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  15. Melanson SE, Mijailovic AS, Wright AP, Szumita PM, Bates DW, Tanasijevic MJ. An intervention to improve the timing of vancomycin levels. Am J Clin Pathol. 2013 Dec; 140(6):801-6. PMID: 24225746.
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  16. Kim JA, Ptolemy AS, Melanson SE, Janfaza DR, Ross EL. The clinical impact of a false-positive urine cocaine screening result on a patient's pain management. Pain Med. 2015 Jun; 16(6):1073-6. PMID: 24138673.
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  17. Melanson SE. Establishing benchmarks and metrics for utilization management. Clin Chim Acta. 2014 Jan 01; 427:127-30. PMID: 24095835.
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  18. Melanson SE, Ptolemy AS, Wasan AD. Optimizing urine drug testing for monitoring medication compliance in pain management. Pain Med. 2013 Dec; 14(12):1813-20. PMID: 23899241.
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  19. Lindeman NI, Melanson SE, McDonnell A, DeAngelo DJ, Jarolim P. Refrigeration is not necessary for measurement of uric acid in patients treated with rasburicase. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2013 May; 51(5):1053-7. PMID: 23079515.
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  20. Melanson SE, Tanasijevic MJ, Snyder ML, Darragh A, Quade C, Jarolim P. Significant cost savings achieved by in-sourcing urine drug testing for monitoring medication compliance in pain management. Clin Chim Acta. 2013 Jun 25; 422:10-4. PMID: 23545276.
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  21. Melanson SE. The utility of immunoassays for urine drug testing. Clin Lab Med. 2012 Sep; 32(3):429-47. PMID: 22939301.
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  22. Melanson SE, Snyder ML, Jarolim P, Flood JG. A new highly specific buprenorphine immunoassay for monitoring buprenorphine compliance and abuse. J Anal Toxicol. 2012 Apr; 36(3):201-6. PMID: 22417836.
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  23. Morrison AP, Melanson SE, Carty MG, Bates DW, Szumita PM, Tanasijevic MJ. What proportion of vancomycin trough levels are drawn too early?: frequency and impact on clinical actions. Am J Clin Pathol. 2012 Mar; 137(3):472-8. PMID: 22338061.
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  24. Kelley JM, Melanson SE, Snyder ML, Cremers S, Jarolim P. Method comparison of a 25-hydroxy vitamin D enzyme immunoassay to liquid chromatography tandem mass spectroscopy. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2012 Jan 31; 50(6):1137-8. PMID: 22706261.
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  25. Morrison AP, Tanasijevic MJ, Torrence-Hill JN, Goonan EM, Gustafson ML, Melanson SE. A strategy for optimizing staffing to improve the timeliness of inpatient phlebotomy collections. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2011 Dec; 135(12):1576-80. PMID: 22129187.
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  26. Snyder ML, Jarolim P, Melanson SE. A new automated urine fentanyl immunoassay: technical performance and clinical utility for monitoring fentanyl compliance. Clin Chim Acta. 2011 May 12; 412(11-12):946-51. PMID: 21281622.
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  27. Saenger AK, Beyrau R, Braun S, Cooray R, Dolci A, Freidank H, Giannitsis E, Gustafson S, Handy B, Katus H, Melanson SE, Panteghini M, Venge P, Zorn M, Jarolim P, Bruton D, Jarausch J, Jaffe AS. Multicenter analytical evaluation of a high-sensitivity troponin T assay. Clin Chim Acta. 2011 Apr 11; 412(9-10):748-54. PMID: 21219893.
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  28. Melanson SE, Stevenson K, Kim H, Antin JH, Court MH, Ho VT, Ritz J, Soiffer RJ, Kuo FC, Longtine JA, Jarolim P. Allelic variations in CYP2B6 and CYP2C19 and survival of patients receiving cyclophosphamide prior to myeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Am J Hematol. 2010 Dec; 85(12):967-71. PMID: 21108329.
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  29. Morrison AP, Tanasijevic MJ, Goonan EM, Lobo MM, Bates MM, Lipsitz SR, Bates DW, Melanson SE. Reduction in specimen labeling errors after implementation of a positive patient identification system in phlebotomy. Am J Clin Pathol. 2010 Jun; 133(6):870-7. PMID: 20472844.
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  30. Melanson SE, Baskin L, Magnani B, Kwong TC, Dizon A, Wu AH. Interpretation and utility of drug of abuse immunoassays: lessons from laboratory drug testing surveys. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2010 May; 134(5):735-9. PMID: 20441504.
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  31. Melanson SE, Goonan EM, Lobo MM, Baum JM, Paredes JD, Santos KS, Gustafson ML, Tanasijevic MJ. Applying Lean/Toyota production system principles to improve phlebotomy patient satisfaction and workflow. Am J Clin Pathol. 2009 Dec; 132(6):914-9. PMID: 19926584.
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  32. Melanson SE. Drug-of-abuse testing at the point of care. Clin Lab Med. 2009 Sep; 29(3):503-9. PMID: 19840683.
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  33. Melanson SE, Kredlow MI, Jarolim P. Analysis and interpretation of drug testing results from patients on chronic pain therapy: a clinical laboratory perspective. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2009; 47(8):971-6. PMID: 19589103.
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  34. Melanson SE, Conrad MJ, Mosammaparast N, Jarolim P. Implementation of a highly sensitive cardiac troponin I assay: test volumes, positivity rates and interpretation of results. Clin Chim Acta. 2008 Sep; 395(1-2):57-61. PMID: 18515084.
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  35. Melanson SE, Tanasijevic MJ, Jarolim P. Cardiac troponin assays: a view from the clinical chemistry laboratory. Circulation. 2007 Oct 30; 116(18):e501-4. PMID: 17967982.
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  36. Melanson SE, Morrow DA, Jarolim P. Earlier detection of myocardial injury in a preliminary evaluation using a new troponin I assay with improved sensitivity. Am J Clin Pathol. 2007 Aug; 128(2):282-6. PMID: 17638663.
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  37. Melanson SE, Lindeman NI, Jarolim P. Selecting automation for the clinical chemistry laboratory. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2007 Jul; 131(7):1063-9. PMID: 17616992.
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  38. Melanson SE, Lewandrowski EL, Griggs DA, Flood JG. Interpreting tricyclic antidepressant measurements in urine in an emergency department setting: comparison of two qualitative point-of-care urine tricyclic antidepressant drug immunoassays with quantitative serum chromatographic analysis. J Anal Toxicol. 2007 Jun; 31(5):270-5. PMID: 17579971.
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  39. Melanson SE, Szymanski T, Rogers SO, Jarolim P, Frendl G, Rawn JD, Cooper Z, Ferrigno M. Utilization of arterial blood gas measurements in a large tertiary care hospital. Am J Clin Pathol. 2007 Apr; 127(4):604-9. PMID: 17369137.
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  40. Melanson SE, Green SM, Wood MJ, Neilan TG, Lewandrowski EL. Elevation of myeloperoxidase in conjunction with cardiac-specific markers after marathon running. Am J Clin Pathol. 2006 Dec; 126(6):888-93. PMID: 17074690.
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  41. Melanson SE, Berg A, Jarolim P, Tanasijevic MJ, McElrath TF. Validation of a formula that calculates the estimated risk of respiratory distress syndrome. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Dec; 108(6):1471-6. PMID: 17138782.
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  42. Melanson SE, Lee-Lewandrowski E, Griggs DA, Long WH, Flood JG. Reduced interference by phenothiazines in amphetamine drug of abuse immunoassays. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2006 Dec; 130(12):1834-8. PMID: 17149959.
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  43. Melanson SE, Laposata M, Camargo CA, Chen AA, Tung R, Krauser D, Anwaruddin S, Baggish A, Cameron R, Sluss P, Lewandrowski KB, Lee-Lewandrowski E, Januzzi JL. Combination of D-dimer and amino-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic Peptide testing for the evaluation of dyspneic patients with and without acute pulmonary embolism. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2006 Sep; 130(9):1326-9. PMID: 16948519.
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  44. Melanson SE, Stowell CP, Flood JG, Lewandrowski EL, Zak RJ, Lewandrowski KB. Does blood donor history accurately reflect the use of prescription medications? A comparison of donor history and serum toxicologic analysis. Transfusion. 2006 Aug; 46(8):1402-7. PMID: 16934078.
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  45. Melanson SE, Lewandrowski EL. Laboratory testing for B-type natriuretic peptides (BNP and NT-proBNP): clinical usefulness, utilization, and impact on hospital operations. Am J Clin Pathol. 2005 Dec; 124 Suppl:S122-8. PMID: 16468422.
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  46. Melanson SF, Tanasijevic MJ. Laboratory diagnosis of acute myocardial injury. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2005 May-Jun; 14(3):156-61. PMID: 15914301.
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  47. Melanson SF, Lewandrowski EL, Flood JG, Lewandrowski KB. Measurement of organochlorines in commercial over-the-counter fish oil preparations: implications for dietary and therapeutic recommendations for omega-3 fatty acids and a review of the literature. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2005 Jan; 129(1):74-7. PMID: 15628911.
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  48. Melanson SF, Hsieh B, Flood JG, Lewandrowski KB. Evaluation of add-on testing in the clinical chemistry laboratory of a large academic medical center: operational considerations. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2004 Aug; 128(8):885-9. PMID: 15270614.
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  49. Melanson SF, Lewandrowski EL, Januzzi JL, Lewandrowski KB. Reevaluation of myoglobin for acute chest pain evaluation: would false-positive results on "first-draw" specimens lead to increased hospital admissions? Am J Clin Pathol. 2004 Jun; 121(6):804-8. PMID: 15198351.
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  50. Bonney IM, Foran SE, Marchand JE, Lipkowski AW, Carr DB. Spinal antinociceptive effects of AA501, a novel chimeric peptide with opioid receptor agonist and tachykinin receptor antagonist moieties. Eur J Pharmacol. 2004 Mar 19; 488(1-3):91-9. PMID: 15044040.
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  51. Foran SE, Flood JG, Lewandrowski KB. Measurement of mercury levels in concentrated over-the-counter fish oil preparations: is fish oil healthier than fish? Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2003 Dec; 127(12):1603-5. PMID: 14632570.
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  52. Foran SE, Abel G. Guide to porphyrias. A historical and clinical perspective. Am J Clin Pathol. 2003 Jun; 119 Suppl:S86-93. PMID: 12951846.
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  53. Salen P, O'Connor R, Sierzenski P, Passarello B, Pancu D, Melanson S, Arcona S, Reed J, Heller M. Can cardiac sonography and capnography be used independently and in combination to predict resuscitation outcomes? Acad Emerg Med. 2001 Jun; 8(6):610-5. PMID: 11388934.
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  54. Foran SE, Carr DB, Lipkowski AW, Maszczynska I, Marchand JE, Misicka A, Beinborn M, Kopin AS, Kream RM. Inhibition of morphine tolerance development by a substance P-opioid peptide chimera. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2000 Dec; 295(3):1142-8. PMID: 11082451.
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  55. Foran SE, Carr DB, Lipkowski AW, Maszczynska I, Marchand JE, Misicka A, Beinborn M, Kopin AS, Kream RM. A substance P-opioid chimeric peptide as a unique nontolerance-forming analgesic. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2000 Jun 20; 97(13):7621-6. PMID: 10852965; PMCID: PMC16595.
  56. Roubenoff R, Skolnik PR, Shevitz A, Snydman L, Wang A, Melanson S, Gorbach S. Effect of a single bout of acute exercise on plasma human immunodeficiency virus RNA levels. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1999 Apr; 86(4):1197-201. PMID: 10194203.
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  57. Heller M, Melanson S, Patterson J, Raftis J. Impact of emergency medicine resident training in ultrasonography on ultrasound utilization. Am J Emerg Med. 1999 Jan; 17(1):21-2. PMID: 9928691.
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  58. Hill R, Heller M, Rosenau A, Melanson S, Pronchik D, Patterson J, Gulick H. Paramedic interpretation of prehospital lead-II ST-segments. Prehosp Disaster Med. 1997 Apr-Jun; 12(2):141-4. PMID: 10186998.
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  59. Heller M, Melanson S. Ultrasound in emergency medicine. Am J Emerg Med. 1996 Mar; 14(2):235. PMID: 8924156.
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  60. Healey BG, Foran SE, Walt DR. Photodeposition of micrometer-scale polymer patterns on optical imaging fibers. Science. 1995 Aug 25; 269(5227):1078-80. PMID: 7652555.
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