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profileSarah Dyer Berry, M.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Medicine
InstitutionHebrew Rehabilitation Center
AddressHebrew Rehab Center For the Aged
1200 Centre St
Roslindale MA 02131
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R01AG045441     (BERRY, SARAH DYER)Sep 30, 2014 - Apr 30, 2018
A Clinical Prediction Tool to Guide Treatment of Osteoporosis in the Nursing Home
Role: Principal Investigator

K23AG033204     (BERRY, SARAH DYER)Aug 15, 2010 - Jun 30, 2014
Medications as Acute Precipitants of Falls in the Nursing Home Setting
Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Dore DD, Zullo AR, Mor V, Lee Y, Berry SD. Age, Sex, and Dose Effects of Nonbenzodiazepine Hypnotics on Hip Fracture in Nursing Home Residents. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2017 Nov 07. PMID: 29126858.
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  2. McConeghy KW, Lee Y, Zullo AR, Banerjee G, Daiello L, Dosa D, Kiel DP, Mor V, Berry SD. Influenza illness and hip fracture hospitalizations in nursing home residents: are they related? J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Oct 31. PMID: 29095964.
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  3. Berry SD, Zullo AR, McConeghy K, Lee Y, Daiello L, Kiel DP. Administrative health data: guilty until proven innocent. Response to comments by Levy and Sobolev. Osteoporos Int. 2017 Oct 06. PMID: 28986607.
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  4. Berry SD, Walker CG, Ly K, Snell RG, Atatoa Carr PE, Bandara D, Mohal J, Castro TG, Marks EJ, Morton SMB, Grant CC. Widespread prevalence of a CREBRF variant amongst Maori and Pacific children is associated with weight and height in early childhood. Int J Obes (Lond). 2017 Sep 20. PMID: 28928463.
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  5. Berry SD, Zullo AR, Lee Y, Mor V, McConeghy KW, Banerjee G, D'Agostino RB, Daiello L, Dosa D, Kiel DP. Fracture Risk Assessment in Long-term Care (FRAiL): Development and Validation of a Prediction Model. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Aug 31. PMID: 28958013.
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  6. Lai HK, Berry SD, Verbiest MEA, Tricker PJ, Atatoa Carr PE, Morton SMB, Grant CC. Emergency department visits of young children and long-term exposure to neighbourhood smoke from household heating - The Growing Up in New Zealand child cohort study. Environ Pollut. 2017 Dec; 231(Pt 1):533-540. PMID: 28841505.
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  7. Veerasingam P, Grant CC, Chelimo C, Philipson K, Gilchrist CA, Berry S, Carr PA, Camargo CA, Morton S. Vaccine Education During Pregnancy and Timeliness of Infant Immunization. Pediatrics. 2017 Sep; 140(3). PMID: 28821625.
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  8. Berry S, Carr PA, Kool B, Mohal J, Morton S, Grant C. Housing tenure as a focus for reducing inequalities in the home safety environment: evidence from Growing Up in New Zealand. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2017 Oct; 41(5):530-534. PMID: 28749605.
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  9. Hobbs MR, Grant CC, Ritchie SR, Chelimo C, Morton SMB, Berry S, Thomas MG. Antibiotic consumption by New Zealand children: exposure is near universal by the age of 5?years. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2017 Jun 01; 72(6):1832-1840. PMID: 28333294.
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  10. Berry SD, Zullo AR, McConeghy K, Lee Y, Daiello L, Kiel DP. Defining hip fracture with claims data: outpatient and provider claims matter. Osteoporos Int. 2017 Jul; 28(7):2233-2237. PMID: 28447106.
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  11. Tin Tin S, Woodward A, Saraf R, Berry S, Atatoa Carr P, Morton SM, Grant CC. Internal living environment and respiratory disease in children: findings from the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal child cohort study. Environ Health. 2016 Dec 08; 15(1):120. PMID: 27931228.
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  12. Berry SD, Kiel DP. Medication Review After a Fracture-Absolutely Essential. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Oct 01; 176(10):1539-1540. PMID: 27548573.
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  13. Banerjee G, Zullo AR, Berry SD, Lee Y, McConeghy K, Kiel DP, Mor V. Geographic Variation in Hip Fracture Among United States Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2016 Sep 01; 17(9):865.e1-3. PMID: 27461867; PMCID: PMC5003725.
  14. Berry SD, Lee Y, Zullo AR, Kiel DP, Dosa D, Mor V. Incidence of Hip Fracture in U.S. Nursing Homes. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 Sep; 71(9):1230-4. PMID: 26980299; PMCID: PMC4978364 [Available on 09/01/17].
  15. Berry SD, Placide SG, Mostofsky E, Zhang Y, Lipsitz LA, Mittleman MA, Kiel DP. Antipsychotic and Benzodiazepine Drug Changes Affect Acute Falls Risk Differently in the Nursing Home. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 Feb; 71(2):273-8. PMID: 26248560; PMCID: PMC4881828 [Available on 02/01/17].
  16. Berry S, Morton S, Atatoa Carr P, Marks E, Ritchie S, Upton A, Williamson D, Grant C. Colonisation with Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes in New Zealand preschool children. N Z Med J. 2015 Mar 13; 128(1410):60-7. PMID: 25829040.
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  17. Berry SD, McLean RR, Hannan MT, Cupples LA, Kiel DP. Changes in bone mineral density may predict the risk of fracture differently in older adults according to fall history. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Dec; 62(12):2345-9. PMID: 25438807; PMCID: PMC4356210.
  18. Berry SD, Kiel DP. Treating hypertension in the elderly: should the risk of falls be part of the equation? JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Apr; 174(4):596-7. PMID: 24566852.
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  19. Berry SD, Dore DD. Understanding drug effects in older people: the role of pharmacology--reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Nov 11; 173(20):1930-1. PMID: 24217386.
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  20. Berry SD, Samelson EJ, Pencina MJ, McLean RR, Cupples LA, Broe KE, Kiel DP. Repeat bone mineral density screening and prediction of hip and major osteoporotic fracture. JAMA. 2013 Sep 25; 310(12):1256-62. PMID: 24065012; PMCID: PMC3903386.
  21. Quach L, Yang FM, Berry SD, Newton E, Jones RN, Burr JA, Lipsitz LA. Depression, antidepressants, and falls among community-dwelling elderly people: the MOBILIZE Boston study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013 Dec; 68(12):1575-81. PMID: 23817088; PMCID: PMC3814236.
  22. Berry SD, Lee Y, Cai S, Dore DD. Nonbenzodiazepine sleep medication use and hip fractures in nursing home residents. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 May 13; 173(9):754-61. PMID: 23460413; PMCID: PMC3676706.
  23. Echt MA, Samelson EJ, Hannan MT, Dufour AB, Berry SD. Psychotropic drug initiation or increased dosage and the acute risk of falls: a prospective cohort study of nursing home residents. BMC Geriatr. 2013 Feb 22; 13:19. PMID: 23432790; PMCID: PMC3606594.
  24. Berry SD, Ramachandran VS, Cawthon PM, Gona P, McLean RR, Cupples LA, Kiel DP. Procollagen type III N-terminal peptide (P3NP) and lean mass: a cross-sectional study. J Frailty Aging. 2013; 2(3):129-34. PMID: 24244927; PMCID: PMC3828748.
  25. Berry SD, Zhu Y, Choi H, Kiel DP, Zhang Y. Diuretic initiation and the acute risk of hip fracture. Osteoporos Int. 2013 Feb; 24(2):689-95. PMID: 22790610; PMCID: PMC3594771.
  26. Berry SD, Mittleman MA, Zhang Y, Solomon DH, Lipsitz LA, Mostofsky E, Goldense D, Kiel DP. New loop diuretic prescriptions may be an acute risk factor for falls in the nursing home. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012 May; 21(5):560-3. PMID: 22422651; PMCID: PMC3330142.
  27. Kelsey JL, Procter-Gray E, Berry SD, Hannan MT, Kiel DP, Lipsitz LA, Li W. Reevaluating the implications of recurrent falls in older adults: location changes the inference. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Mar; 60(3):517-24. PMID: 22283236; PMCID: PMC3302971.
  28. Berry SD, Zhang Y, Lipsitz LA, Mittleman MA, Solomon DH, Kiel DP. Antidepressant prescriptions: an acute window for falls in the nursing home. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2011 Oct; 66(10):1124-30. PMID: 21764842; PMCID: PMC3202899.
  29. Kim DH, Brown RT, Ding EL, Kiel DP, Berry SD. Dementia medications and risk of falls, syncope, and related adverse events: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Jun; 59(6):1019-31. PMID: 21649634; PMCID: PMC3260523.
  30. Berry SD, Kiel DP. Falls. Geriatric Review Syllabus. 2011; in press.
  31. Kelsey JL, Berry SD, Procter-Gray E, Quach L, Nguyen US, Li W, Kiel DP, Lipsitz LA, Hannan MT. Indoor and outdoor falls in older adults are different: the maintenance of balance, independent living, intellect, and Zest in the Elderly of Boston Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Nov; 58(11):2135-41. PMID: 20831726; PMCID: PMC2975756.
  32. Berry SD, Misra D, Hannan MT, Kiel DP. Low acceptance of treatment in the elderly for the secondary prevention of osteoporotic fracture in the acute rehabilitation setting. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2010 Jun; 22(3):231-7. PMID: 20634646; PMCID: PMC2919059.
  33. Misra D, Berry SD, Broe KE, McLean RR, Cupples LA, Tucker KL, Kiel DP, Hannan MT. Does dietary protein reduce hip fracture risk in elders? The Framingham Osteoporosis Study. Osteoporos Int. 2011 Jan; 22(1):345-9. PMID: 20442986; PMCID: PMC2950889.
  34. Berry SD, Ngo L, Samelson EJ, Kiel DP. Competing risk of death: an important consideration in studies of older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Apr; 58(4):783-7. PMID: 20345862; PMCID: PMC2873048.
  35. Berry SD, Quach L, Procter-Gray E, Kiel DP, Li W, Samelson EJ, Lipsitz LA, Kelsey JL. Poor adherence to medications may be associated with falls. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2010 May; 65(5):553-8. PMID: 20231214; PMCID: PMC2854886.
  36. Berry SD, Kiel DP, Donaldson MG, Cummings SR, Kanis JA, Johansson H, Samelson EJ. Application of the National Osteoporosis Foundation Guidelines to postmenopausal women and men: the Framingham Osteoporosis Study. Osteoporos Int. 2010 Jan; 21(1):53-60. PMID: 19937426; PMCID: PMC2889692.
  37. Berry SD, Ngo L, Samelson EJ, Kiel DP. Competing Risk of Death: An Important Consideration in Studies of Older Adults. J Am Ger Soc. 2010; provisionally accepted.
  38. Hannan MT, Berry SD, ... Risk Factors for Indoor and Outdoor Falls are Different. JAMA. 2010; under review.
  39. Berry SD, Kiel DP, Donaldson MG, Cummings SR, Kanis JA, Johansson H, Samelson EJ. National Osteoporosis Foundation Guidelines to Postmenopausal Women and Men: The Framingham Osteoporosis Study. Ost Int. 2009; under review.
  40. Berry SD, Samelson EJ, Bordes M, Broe K, Kiel DP. Survival of aged nursing home residents with hip fracture. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2009 Jul; 64(7):771-7. PMID: 19414511; PMCID: PMC2844133.
  41. Warriner AH, Outman RC, Saag KG, Berry SD, Colón-Emeric C, Flood KL, Lyles KW, Tanner SB, Watts NB, Curtis JR. Management of osteoporosis among home health and long-term care patients with a prior fracture. South Med J. 2009 Apr; 102(4):397-404. PMID: 19279529; PMCID: PMC2720154.
  42. Berry SD, Miller RR. Falls: epidemiology, pathophysiology, and relationship to fracture. Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2008 Dec; 6(4):149-54. PMID: 19032925; PMCID: PMC2793090.
  43. Berry SD, Miller RM. Falls: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Relationship to Fracture. Cur Ost Reports. 2008; 6(4):149-154.
  44. Berry SD, Kiel DP. Falls as Risk Factors for Fracture. Osteoporosis. 2008; 911-917.
  45. Berry SD, Samelson EJ, Ngo L, Bordes M, Broe KE, Kiel DP. Subsequent fracture in nursing home residents with a hip fracture: a competing risks approach. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Oct; 56(10):1887-92. PMID: 18721221; PMCID: PMC2760766.
  46. Berry SD, Samelson EJ, Hannan MT, McLean RR, Lu M, Cupples LA, Shaffer ML, Beiser AL, Kelly-Hayes M, Kiel DP. Second hip fracture in older men and women: the Framingham Study. Arch Intern Med. 2007 Oct 08; 167(18):1971-6. PMID: 17923597.
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  47. Berry SD, Kiel DP. Absolute risk of subsequent fracture was similar in women and men. Evid Based Med. 2007 Aug; 12(4):123. PMID: 17885171.
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  48. Berry SD, Kiel DP. Absolute risk for subsequent fracture was similar in women and men. ACP J Club. 2007 Jul-Aug; 147(1):22. PMID: 17608387.
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