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    Robert Alan Yood MD

    TitleClinical Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentMedicine
    AddressReliant Medical Group
    425 Lake Avenue North
    Worcester MA 01605
    Phone508-595-2855
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        1. Harrold LR, Mazor KM, Negron A, Ogarek J, Firneno C, Yood RA. Primary care providers' knowledge, beliefs and treatment practices for gout: results of a physician questionnaire. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2013 Sep; 52(9):1623-9.
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        2. Becker MA, Baraf HS, Yood RA, Dillon A, Vázquez-Mellado J, Ottery FD, Khanna D, Sundy JS. Long-term safety of pegloticase in chronic gout refractory to conventional treatment. Ann Rheum Dis. 2013 Sep 1; 72(9):1469-74.
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        3. Harrold LR, Mazor KM, Peterson D, Naz N, Firneno C, Yood RA. Patients' knowledge and beliefs concerning gout and its treatment: a population based study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2012; 13(1):180.
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        4. Chen Y, Harrold LR, Yood RA, Field TS, Briesacher BA. Identifying patients with osteoporosis or at risk for osteoporotic fractures. Am J Manag Care. 2012 Feb; 18(2):e61-7.
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        5. Sundy JS, Baraf HS, Yood RA, Edwards NL, Gutierrez-Urena SR, Treadwell EL, Vázquez-Mellado J, White WB, Lipsky PE, Horowitz Z, Huang W, Maroli AN, Waltrip RW, Hamburger SA, Becker MA. Efficacy and tolerability of pegloticase for the treatment of chronic gout in patients refractory to conventional treatment: two randomized controlled trials. JAMA. 2011 Aug 17; 306(7):711-20.
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        6. Costanza ME, Luckmann R, White MJ, Rosal MC, Cranos C, Reed G, Clark R, Sama S, Yood R. Design and methods for a randomized clinical trial comparing three outreach efforts to improve screening mammography adherence. BMC Health Serv Res. 2011; 11:145.
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        7. Mazor KM, Velten S, Andrade SE, Yood RA. Older women's views about prescription osteoporosis medication: a cross-sectional, qualitative study. Drugs Aging. 2010 Dec 1; 27(12):999-1008.
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        8. Briesacher BA, Andrade SE, Harrold LR, Fouayzi H, Yood RA. Adherence and occurrence of fractures after switching to once-monthly oral bisphophonates. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2010 Dec; 19(12):1233-40.
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        9. Yood RA, Andrade SE, Mazor KM, Fouayzi H, Chan W, Kahler K. Bone density consequences of initiation and compliance with therapy for osteoporosis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2010 Oct; 62(10):1440-5.
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        10. Solomon DH, Brookhart MA, Tsao P, Sundaresan D, Andrade SE, Mazor K, Yood R. Predictors of very low adherence with medications for osteoporosis: towards development of a clinical prediction rule. Osteoporos Int. 2011 Jun; 22(6):1737-43.
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        11. Harrold LR, Mazor KM, Velten S, Ockene IS, Yood RA. Patients and providers view gout differently: a qualitative study. Chronic Illn. 2010 Dec; 6(4):263-71.
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        12. Briesacher BA, Andrade SE, Harrold LR, Fouayzi H, Yood RA. Adoption of once-monthly oral bisphosphonates and the impact on adherence. Am J Med. 2010 Mar; 123(3):275-80.
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        13. Buhaescu I, Yood RA, Izzedine H. Serum procalcitonin in systemic autoimmune diseases--where are we now? Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2010 Oct; 40(2):176-83.
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        14. Harrold LR, Andrade SE, Briesacher B, Raebel MA, Fouayzi H, Yood RA, Ockene IS. The dynamics of chronic gout treatment: medication gaps and return to therapy. Am J Med. 2010 Jan; 123(1):54-9.
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        15. Harrold LR, Andrade SE, Briesacher BA, Raebel MA, Fouayzi H, Yood RA, Ockene IS. Adherence with urate-lowering therapies for the treatment of gout. Arthritis Res Ther. 2009; 11(2):R46.
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        16. Buhaescu I, Williams A, Yood R. Rare manifestations of Churg-Strauss syndrome: coronary artery vasospasm, temporal artery vasculitis, and reversible monocular blindness-a case report. Clin Rheumatol. 2009 Feb; 28(2):231-3.
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        17. Yood RA, Mazor KM, Andrade SE, Emani S, Chan W, Kahler KH. Patient decision to initiate therapy for osteoporosis: the influence of knowledge and beliefs. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Nov; 23(11):1815-21.
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        18. Harrold LR, Li W, Yood RA, Fuller J, Gurwitz JH. Identification of patients with arthritis and arthritis-related functional limitation using administrative data. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2008 Sep-Oct; 14(5):487-97.
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        19. Somkin CP, Altschuler A, Ackerson L, Tolsma D, Rolnick SJ, Yood R, Weaver WD, Von Worley A, Hornbrook M, Magid DJ, Go AS. Cardiology clinical trial participation in community-based healthcare systems: obstacles and opportunities. Contemp Clin Trials. 2008 Sep; 29(5):646-53.
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        20. Briesacher BA, Andrade SE, Yood RA, Kahler KH. Consequences of poor compliance with bisphosphonates. Bone. 2007 Nov; 41(5):882-7.
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        21. 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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        22. 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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        23. Cirillo DJ, Wallace RB, Wu L, Yood RA. Effect of hormone therapy on risk of hip and knee joint replacement in the Women's Health Initiative. Arthritis Rheum. 2006 Oct; 54(10):3194-204.
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        24. Yood RA. Prevention of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis: why are we doing so poorly? J Rheumatol. 2006 Aug; 33(8):1461-3.
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        25. Mazor KM, Reed GW, Yood RA, Fischer MA, Baril J, Gurwitz JH. Disclosure of medical errors: what factors influence how patients respond? J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Jul; 21(7):704-10.
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        26. Jackson RD, Wactawski-Wende J, LaCroix AZ, Pettinger M, Yood RA, Watts NB, Robbins JA, Lewis CE, Beresford SA, Ko MG, Naughton MJ, Satterfield S, Bassford T. Effects of conjugated equine estrogen on risk of fractures and BMD in postmenopausal women with hysterectomy: results from the women's health initiative randomized trial. J Bone Miner Res. 2006 Jun; 21(6):817-28.
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        27. 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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        28. Doubeni CA, Yood RA, Emani S, Gurwitz JH. Identifying unrecognized peripheral arterial disease among asymptomatic patients in the primary care setting. Angiology. 2006 Mar-Apr; 57(2):171-80.
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        29. 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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        30. Sacks JJ, Harrold LR, Helmick CG, Gurwitz JH, Emani S, Yood RA. Validation of a surveillance case definition for arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2005 Feb; 32(2):340-7.
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        31. Mazor KM, Simon SR, Yood RA, Martinson BC, Gunter MJ, Reed GW, Gurwitz JH. Health plan members' views on forgiving medical errors. Am J Manag Care. 2005 Jan; 11(1):49-52.
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        32. Banerjee S, Nason FG, Yood RA. Isolated vasculitis of the cervix presenting as vaginal discharge. J Clin Rheumatol. 2004 Apr; 10(2):89-91.
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        33. Mazor KM, Simon SR, Yood RA, Martinson BC, Gunter MJ, Reed GW, Gurwitz JH. Health plan members' views about disclosure of medical errors. Ann Intern Med. 2004 Mar 16; 140(6):409-18.
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        34. Reinig M, Arcand P, Soto H, Yood R. An unusual case of ischemic bowel. Ann Intern Med. 2003 Oct 7; 139(7):604-5.
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        35. Yood RA, Emani S, Reed JI, Lewis BE, Charpentier M, Lydick E. Compliance with pharmacologic therapy for osteoporosis. Osteoporos Int. 2003 Dec; 14(12):965-8.
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        36. Mazor KM, Clauser BE, Field T, Yood RA, Gurwitz JH. A demonstration of the impact of response bias on the results of patient satisfaction surveys. Health Serv Res. 2002 Oct; 37(5):1403-17.
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        37. Harrold LR, Yood RA, Straus W, Andrade SE, Reed JI, Cernieux J, Lewis BE, Gurwitz JH. Challenges of estimating health service utilization for osteoarthritis patients on a population level. J Rheumatol. 2002 Sep; 29(9):1931-6.
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        38. Yood RA, Harrold LR, Fish L, Cernieux J, Emani S, Conboy E, Gurwitz JH. Prevention of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis: experience in a managed care setting. Arch Intern Med. 2001 May 28; 161(10):1322-7.
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        39. Harrold LR, Gurwitz JH, Field TS, Andrade SE, Fish LS, Jarry PD, Yood RA. The diffusion of a novel therapy into clinical practice: the case of sildenafil. Arch Intern Med. 2000 Dec 11-25; 160(22):3401-5.
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        40. Harrold LR, Yood RA, Andrade SE, Reed JI, Cernieux J, Straus W, Weeks M, Lewis B, Gurwitz JH. Evaluating the predictive value of osteoarthritis diagnoses in an administrative database. Arthritis Rheum. 2000 Aug; 43(8):1881-5.
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        41. Stock JL, Bell NH, Chesnut CH, Ensrud KE, Genant HK, Harris ST, McClung MR, Singer FR, Yood RA, Pryor-Tillotson S, Wei L, Santora AC. Increments in bone mineral density of the lumbar spine and hip and suppression of bone turnover are maintained after discontinuation of alendronate in postmenopausal women. Am J Med. 1997 Oct; 103(4):291-7.
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        42. Lanes SF, Lanza LL, Radensky PW, Yood RA, Meenan RF, Walker AM, Dreyer NA. Resource utilization and cost of care for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis in a managed care setting: the importance of drug and surgery costs. Arthritis Rheum. 1997 Aug; 40(8):1475-81.
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        43. Rodriguez A, Yood RA, Condon TJ, Foster CS. Recurrent uveitis in a patient with adult onset cyclic neutropenia associated with increased large granular lymphocytes. Br J Ophthalmol. 1997 May; 81(5):415.
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        44. Yood RA. NSAID gastropathy. Arch Intern Med. 1997 Feb 10; 157(3):364.
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        45. Chesnut CH, McClung MR, Ensrud KE, Bell NH, Genant HK, Harris ST, Singer FR, Stock JL, Yood RA, Delmas PD, et al. Alendronate treatment of the postmenopausal osteoporotic woman: effect of multiple dosages on bone mass and bone remodeling. Am J Med. 1995 Aug; 99(2):144-52.
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        46. Yood RA, Steigman DM, Gill LR. Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. Lupus. 1995 Apr; 4(2):161-3.
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        47. Walker AM, Bortnichak EA, Lanza L, Yood RA. The infrequency of liver function testing in patients using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Arch Fam Med. 1995 Jan; 4(1):24-9.
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        48. Yood RA, Kronlund K. An uncommon cause of acute leg and buttock pain. Hosp Pract (Off Ed). 1994 Jul 15; 29(7):109-10.
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        49. Chan KW, Felson DT, Yood RA, Walker AM. The lag time between onset of symptoms and diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 1994 Jun; 37(6):814-20.
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        50. Chan KW, Felson DT, Yood RA, Walker AM. Incidence of rheumatoid arthritis in central Massachusetts. Arthritis Rheum. 1993 Dec; 36(12):1691-6.
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        51. Joyce TJ, Yood RA, Carraway RE. Quantitation of substance-P and its metabolites in plasma and synovial fluid from patients with arthritis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1993 Sep; 77(3):632-7.
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        52. Yood RA. Use of gloves for rheumatology procedures. Arthritis Rheum. 1993 Apr; 36(4):575.
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        53. Chan KW, Walker AM, Yood RA. An equilibrium model of drug utilization. J Clin Epidemiol. 1993 Jan; 46(1):113-21.
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        54. Walker AM, Chan KW, Yood RA. Patterns of interchange in the dispensing of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. J Clin Epidemiol. 1992 Feb; 45(2):187-95.
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        55. Strongwater SL, Woda BA, Yood RA, Rybak ME, Sargent J, DeGirolami U, Smith TW, Varnis C, Allen S, Murphy K, et al. Eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome associated with L-tryptophan ingestion. Analysis of four patients and implications for differential diagnosis and pathogenesis. Arch Intern Med. 1990 Oct; 150(10):2178-86.
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        56. Yood RA. Gout presenting with recurrent acute prepatellar bursitis before the onset of arthritis. J Rheumatol. 1985 Dec; 12(6):1204-5.
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        57. Yood RA, Smith TW. Inclusion body myositis and systemic lupus erythematosus. J Rheumatol. 1985 Jun; 12(3):568-70.
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        58. Yood RA, Janower ML, Dunn EJ. A 69-year-old woman with the sudden onset of severe pain in the right knee. JAMA. 1984 Feb 10; 251(6):769-70.
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        59. Yood RA, Skinner M, Rubinow A, Talarico L, Cohen AS. Bleeding manifestations in 100 patients with amyloidosis. JAMA. 1983 Mar 11; 249(10):1322-4.
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        60. Skinner M, Sipe JD, Yood RA, Shirahama T, Cohen AS. Characterization of P-component (AP) isolated from amyloidotic tissue: half-life studies of human and murine AP. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1982; 389:190-8.
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        61. Yood RA, Skinner M, Cohen AS, Lee VW. Soft tissue uptake of bone seeking radionuclide in amyloidosis. J Rheumatol. 1981 Sep-Oct; 8(5):760-6.
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        62. Yood RA, Goldenberg DL. Sternoclavicular joint arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 1980 Feb; 23(2):232-9.
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        63. Canoso JJ, Yood RA. Reaction of superficial bursae in response to specific disease stimuli. Arthritis Rheum. 1979 Dec; 22(12):1361-4.
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        64. Canoso JJ, Yood RA. Acute gouty bursitis: report of 15 cases. Ann Rheum Dis. 1979 Aug; 38(4):326-8.
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