Biostatistics Consulting Service

Faculty and students often work with the Consulting Service to provide researchers assistance with research studies. Services offered include planning, data collection, analysis, and reporting.

2011 Publications from Consulting Projects:

  • Bergom, C., Kelly, T., Morrow, N., Wilson, J.F., Walker, A., Xiang, Q., Ahn, K.W., White, J. (2011). Prone whole-breast irradiation using three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy in women undergoing breast conservation for early disease yields high rates of excellent to good cosmetic outcomes in patients with large and/or pendulous breasts. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 2011 Dec 28. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Curtis, B.R., Sullivan, M.J., Holyst, M.T., Szabo, A., Bougie, D.W., & Aster, R.H. (2011). HNA-3a-specific antibodies recognize choline transporter-like protein-2 peptides containing arginine, but not glutamine at position 154. Transfusion, 2011 Oct; 51(10), 2168-2174

  • Czarnecki, M.L., Simon, K., Thompson, J.J., Armus, C.L., Hanson, T.C., Berg, K.A., Petrie, J.L., Xiang, Q., & Malin, S. (2011). Barriers to pediatric pain management: a nursing perspective. Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses, 2011 Sept; 12(3), 154-162.

  • Duerr, C.U., Salzman, N.H., Dupont, A., Szabo, A., Normark, B.H., Normark, S., Locksley, R.M., Mellroth, P., Hornef, M.W. (2011). Control of intestinal nod2-mediated peptidoglycan recognition by epithelium-associated lymphocytes. Mucosal Immunology, 2011 May; 4(3), 325-334.

  • Edwards, L.M., Haglund, K., Fehring, R.J., & Pruszynski, J. (2011). Religiosity and sexual risk behaviors among Latina adolescents: trends from 1995 to 2008. Journal of Women's Health, 2011 June; 20(6), 871-877.

  • Everson, C.A., & Szabo, A. (2011). Repeated exposure to severely limited sleep results in distinctive and persistent physiological imbalances in rats. PLoS One, 2011, 6(8), e22987. PMC3154920

  • Flanagan, A., Gorzkowski, M., Altiok, H., Hassani, S., & Ahn, K.W. (2011). Activity level, functional health, and quality of life of children with myelomeningocele as perceived by parents. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2011 May; 469(5), 1230-1235. PMC3069265

  • Frenn, M., Heinrich, A., Dohmen, C.S., & Pruszynski, J. (2011). What can parents do to reduce youth obesity? An initial study with a diverse sample. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 2011 Oct; 26(5), 428-434.

  • Gorelick, M. H., McLellan, S. L., Wagner, D., & Klein, J. (2011). Water use and acute diarrhoeal illness in children in a United States metropolitan area. Epidemiology and Infection, 2011 Feb; 139(2), 295-301.

  • Goveas, J.S., Espeland, M.A., Hogan, P., Dotson, V., Tarima, S., Coker, L. H., Ockene, J., Brunner, R., Woods, N.F., Wassertheil-Smoller, S., Kotchen, J.M., Resnick, S. (2011). Depressive symptoms, brain volumes and subclinical cerebrovascular disease in postmenopausal women: the women's health initiative MRI study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 2011 Jul; 132(1-2), 275-284. PMC3109161

  • Grossberg, S.E., Oger, J., Grossberg, L.D., Gehchan, A., & Klein, J.P. (2011). Frequency and magnitude of interferon beta neutralizing antibodies in the evaluation of interferon beta immunogenicity in patients with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research: The Official Journal of the International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research, 2011 Mar; 31(3), 337-344 [Epub ahead of print]

  • Hoch, A.Z., Papanek, P., Szabo, A., Widlansky, M.E., & Gutterman, D.D. (2011). Folic acid supplementation improves vascular function in professional dancers with endothelial dysfunction. PM&R: The Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation, 2011 Nov; 3(11), 1005-1012.

  • Hoch, A.Z., Papanek, P., Szabo, A., Widlansky, M.E., Schimke, J.E., & Gutterman, D.D. (2011). Association between the female athlete triad and endothelial dysfunction in dancers. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine, 2011 Mar; 21(2), 119-125.

  • Hodgson, B., Margolis, D., Salzman, D., Eastwood, D., Tarima, S., Williams, L., Sande, J., Vaughan, W., Whelan, H.T. (2011). Amelioration of oral mucositis pain by NASA near-infrared light-emitting diodes in bone marrow transplant patients. Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, 2011 Jul 3. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Kassab, M.M., Radmer, T. W., Glore, J.W., Visotcky, A., Robertson, J., & Degroot, B. (2011). A retrospective review of clinical international normalized ratio results and their implications. Journal of the American Dental Association, 2011 Nov; 142(11), 1252-1257.

  • Kumar, G., Kumar, N., Taneja, A., Kaleekal, T., Tarima, S., McGinley, E., Jimenez, E., Mohan, A., Khan, R.A., Whittle, J., Jacobs, E., from the Milwaukee Initiative in Critical Care Outcomes Research (MICCOR) Group of Investigators. (2011). Nationwide trends of severe sepsis in the 21st century (2000-2007). Chest, 2011 Nov; 140(5), 1223-1231.

  • Liu, X. C., Lyon, R., Thometz, J. G., Curtin, B., Tarima, S., & Tassone, C. (2011). Insole-pressure distribution for normal children in different age groups. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, 2011 Sep; 31(6), 705-709.

  • Neuner, J.M., See, W.A., Pezzin, L.E., Tarima, S., & Nattinger, A.B. (2011). The association of robotic surgical technology and hospital prostatectomy volumes: increasing market share through the adoption of technology. Cancer, 118(2), 371-377.

  • Nichols, B.G., Visotcky, A., Aberger, M., Braun, N.M., Shah, R., Tarima, S., & Brown, D.J. (2011). Pediatric exposure to choking hazards is associated with parental knowledge of choking hazards. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 76(2), 169-173. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Okunseri, C., Okunseri, E., Gonzalez, C., Visotcky, A., & Szabo, A. (2011). Erosive tooth wear and consumption of beverages among children in the United States. Caries Research, 2011; 45(2), 130-135.

  • Okunseri, C., Pajewski, N.M., Jackson, S., & Szabo, A. (2011). Wisconsin Medicaid enrollees' recurrent use of emergency departments and physicians' offices for treatment of nontraumatic dental conditions. Journal of the American Dental Association, 2011 May; 142(5), 540-550.*

  • Olteanu, H., Fenske, T.S., Harrington, A.M., Szabo, A., He, P., & Kroft, S.H. (2011). CD23 expression in follicular lymphoma: clinicopathologic correlations. American Journal of Clinical Pathology, 2011 Jan; 135(1), 46-53.*

  • Prior, P., Devisetty, K., Tarima, S., Lawton, C.A., & Semenenko, V.A. (2011). Consolidating risk estimates for radiation-induced complications in individual patient: late rectal toxicity. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 2011 Oct. 22. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Raff, H., Ettema, S.L., Eastwood, D., & Woodson, B.T. (2011). Salivary cortisol in obstructive sleep apnea: The effect of CPAP. Endocrine, 2011 Aug; 40(1), 137-139.

  • Rigaud, M., Gemes, G., Abram, S.E., Dean, C., Hopp, F.A., Stucky, C.L., Eastwood, D., Tarima, S. Seagard, J., Hogan, Q.H. (2011). Pain tests provoke modality-specific cardiovascular responses in awake, unrestrained rats. Pain, 2011 Feb; 152(2), 274-284. PMC3022106

  • Runge, C. L., Jensen, J., Friedland, D. R., Litovsky, R. Y., & Tarima, S. (2011). Aiding and occluding the contralateral ear in implanted children with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 2011 Oct; 22(9), 567-577.

  • Singh, S., Fletcher, K.E., Schapira, M.M., Conti, M., Tarima, S., Biblo, L.A., & Whittle, J. (2011). A comparison of outcomes of general medical inpatient care provided by a hospitalist-physician assistant model vs. a traditional resident-based model. Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine, 2011 Mar; 6(3), 122-130.

  • Sitton, M., Arvedson, J., Visotcky, A., Braun, N., Kerschner, J., Tarima, S., & Brown, D. (2011). Fiber optic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing in children: feeding outcomes related to diagnostic groups and endoscopic findings. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 2011 Aug; 75(8), 1024-1031.

  • Stieglitz Ham, H., Bartolo, A., Corley, M., Rajendran, G., Szabo, A., & Swanson, S. (2011). Exploring the relationship between gestural recognition and imitation: evidence of dyspraxia in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2011 Jan; 41(1), 1-12.

  • Swartz, A. M., Tarima, S., Miller, N. E., Hart, T. L., Grimm, E. K., Rote, A. E., & Strath, S. J. (2011). Time spent in sedentary behavior predicts body fat in older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 2011 Dec 20. [Epub ahead of print]

  • von Drygalski, A., Andris, D.A., Nuttleman, P.R., Jackson, S., Klein, J., & Wallace, J.R. (2011). Anemia after bariatric surgery cannot be explained by iron deficiency alone: Results of a large cohort study. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, 2011 Mar-Apr; 7(2), 151-156.

  • Wilson, S.D., Doffek, K.M., Wang, T., Krzywda, E.A., Evans, D.B., & Yen, T.W. (2011). Primary hyperparathyroidism with a history of head and neck irradiation: the consequences of associated thyroid tumors. Surgery, 2011 Oct, 150(4), 869-877.

  • Wu, H., Sultana, R., Taylor, K.B., & Szabo, A. (2011). A prospective randomized double-blinded pilot study to examine the effect of botulinum toxin type A injection versus lidocaine/depomedrol injection on residual and phantom limb pain: initial report. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 2012 Feb; 28(2), 108-112.

  • Zhi, H.Y., Hou, S.W., Li, R.S., Basir, Z., Xiang, Q., Szabo, A., & Chen, G. (2011). PTPH1 cooperates with vitamin D receptor to stimulate breast cancer growth through their mutual stabilization. Oncogene, 2011 Apr 7; 30(14), 1706-1715. PMC3072445

2011 Presentations/Abstracts at National/International Meetings from Consulting Projects:

  • Akbar, M., Woods, T., Szabo, A., & Franco, R. Impact of CPAP for OSA on right heart function as measured by TAPSE and RV contraction velocity by color Doppler ECHO. CHEST 2011 Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, October 22-26, 2011.

  • Asare, E.A., Knechtges, P., Green, D., Xiang, Q., Gamblin, T., Turaga, K., Pappas, S., Christians, K., Quebbeman, E., Evans, D., & Tsai, S. Low baseline lean body mass negatively predicts completion of neoadjuvant therapy among patients with resectable and borderline resectable pancreatic cancer. 12th AHPBA Annual Meeting, March 2012.

  • Bedi, M., King, D.M., Zambrano, E.V., Shivakoti, M., Baynes, K., Mautz, A.P., Dubois, M., Charlson, J., Hackbarth, D.A., & Wang T. Estimation of prognostic variables for survival in patients with primary localized soft tissues sarcoma of extremity and trunk with neoadjuvant radiotherapy or chemo radiotherapy. ASTRO Meeting, Miami, FL, October 2011.

  • Bergom, C., Szabo, A., Mo, S., Bedi, M., Kharofa, J., Kelly, T., Wilson, J.F., & White, J. Examining the association of BMI with breast cancer recurrence and survival in an early stage breast cancer cohort with high median BMI: size matters. ASTRO Meeting, Miami, FL, October 2011.*

  • Fletcher, K., Singh, S., Ratkalkar, V., Schapira, M., Whittle, J., Visotcky, A., Laud, P., & Goodman, S. How much discontinuity does a hospitalized patient experience? SGIM 34th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, May 2011.

  • Fletcher, K., Visotcky, A., Slagle, J., Tarima, S., & Schapira, M. Predictors of subjective workload in on-call interns. HSR&D/QUERI National Conference 2012, July 2012.

  • Golshani, B., Lazzaro, M., Darkhabani, Z., Raslau, F., Baruah, D., Eastwood, D., Fitzsimmons, B., & Zaidat, O. Surveillance imaging after intracranial stent implantation: non-invasive imaging compared with DSA. ASNR 2012 Conference, New York, NY, April 2012.

  • Kharofa, J.R., Cohen, J., Tomic, R., Xiang, Q., & Gore, E. Decreased risk of radiation pneumonitis with incidental concurrent use of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors. ASTRO 53rd Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, April 2011.

  • Leiker, A., Yen, T.W.F., Eastwood, D., Doffek, K., Szabo, A., Evans, D., & Wang, T. Factors that influence parathyroid hormone half-life: are new intraoperative criteria needed? Wisconsin Surgical Society Meeting, Kohler, WI, November 2011.

  • Livshits, A., Robb, P., Strawn, E., Szabo, A. What is the optimal size of the leading follicle in intra uterine insemination cycles with ovulation induction with clomiphene citrate or letrozole? An analysis of 988 cycles. 15th McGill Symposium on Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility and Women’s Health, Montreal, Canada, May 2011.

  • Marquez-Barrientos, C., Liu, X.C., Lyon, R., Tassone, C., Tarima, S., Thometz, J. Agreement between visual foot motion assessment and quantitative motion measured by a six segment foot model. 2012 GCMAS Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, May 2012.

  • Okunseri, C., Harunani, S., Chilmaza, C., Xiang, Q., & Szabo, A. Racial variations in emergency wait times for nontraumatic dental conditions. AADR Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, March 2011.

  • Pearlstein, D.P., Quinn, C., Burtis, C., Ahn, K.W., & Katch, A. Electromagnetic navigation diagnostic bronchoscopy performed by thoracic surgeons: one center’s early success. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 47th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2011.

  • Petkova, J., Szabo, A., Hall, C., Fredrich, P., & Padmanabhan, A. Hematopoietic progenitor cell collection by apheresis: the impact of HPC (A) product hematocrit on collection efficiency. ASFA Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, May 2012. (ASFA Donor Apheresis Best Abstract Award)

  • Shah, A., O'Connor, C., Eastwood, D., & Guralnick, M. Does subjective Valsalva voiding predict its presence on urodynamic testing? Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 28-March 2012.

  • Sindhu, B.S., Lehman, L.A., Tarima, S., Bishop, M.D., Hart, D., Shivakoti, M., Klein, M.R., & Wang, Y.C. Impact of fear of pain on functional status outcomes among people with shoulder impairments. American Occupational Therapy Association 92nd Annual Conference & Expo, Indianapolis, IN, April 2012.

  • Singh, G., Sheth, B., Porter, D., Kenyon, J., Szabo A. Impact of pulse and total laser energy on intraocular pressure after neodymium: YAG posterior capsulotomy. ARVO 2011 Annual Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, May 2011.

  • Sparks, I., Prior, P., Xiang, Q., Li, X.A., Yen, T.W.F, & White J. Lymphedema and arm symptom following 3 dimensional conformal radiation therapy for node positive breast cancer patients. ASCO Breast Meeting 2011, San Francisco, CA, September 2011.

  • Szabo, A., Okunseri, E., Thorpe, J.M., Xiang, Q., & Okunseri, C. Trends in antibiotics and analgesics prescribed for non-traumatic dental conditions visits in emergency department in the United States. Academy Health’s Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, WA, June 2011.

  • Tarekegn, S., Oimoen, K., Zadvornova, Y., Eastwood, D., Issa, M., Naik, A.S., Stein, D., Venu, N., & Perera, L. Biologics are superior to immunomodulators in prevention of post-operative recurrence of Crohn's disease. Digestive Disease Week 2011, Chicago, IL, May 2011.

  • Turagam, M., Szabo, A., & Visotcky, A. African Americans have the highest risk of stroke-events and in-hospital mortality with atrial fibrillation related hospitalizations among all racial/ethnic groups: a nationwide analysis. American Heart Association EPI/NPAM 2012 Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2012.

  • Turagam, M., & Szabo, A. Survivors of sudden cardiac death with depression are not at significantly greater risk of recurrent arrhythmias and death. The Heart Rhythm Society 2012 Scientific Session, Boston, MA, May 2012.

  • Woods, T., Wang, K., Harmann, L., Visotcky, A., & Tarima, S. Left atrial volume-modified measurement tool. The American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session & Expo, Chicago, IL, March 2012.

  • Zack, K., Harmann, L., Papanek, P., Noon, M., Szabo, A., & Hoch, A. Effect of amenorrhea on cardiac health in runners. ASSM 2011.

2011 Presentations/Abstracts at Local Meetings from Consulting Projects:

  • Fairchild, B., Webb, T., Tsai, S., Xiang, Q., & Brasel, K. Sarcopenia and frailty in elderly trauma patients. MCW Summer Research, Milwaukee, WI, September 22, 2011.

  • Leiker, A., Yen, T.W.F., Eastwood, D., Doffek, K., Szabo, A., Evans, D., & Wang, T. Factors that influence parathyroid hormone half-life: are new intraoperative criteria needed? MCW Medical Student Research Poster Day, Milwaukee, WI, September 22, 2011.

  • Ratkalkar, V., Wesson, J., Visotcky, A., Laud, P., Kallio, C., Framberg, S., Kolbach, A., & Fletcher, K. Elevated creatinine - an independent predictor of adverse events in the hospitalized patients. 2011 Nephrology Fellows Research Day, Milwaukee, WI, October 19, 2011.



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