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Glenn Stuart Pransky MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health
Phone978-443-7617
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health

    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine

    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences


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    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United StatesBSScience
    Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, United StatesMAOccupational Health
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, United StatesMDMedicine
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    Nachemson Memorial Award, Institute for Work and Health, Toronto
    NORA Award for Innovative Research, National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health
    Health Achievement Award, American College of Occup. and Env. Medicine
    Osler Medal for Biomedical Research, Royal College of Physicians, London
    Harriet Hardy Award, New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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    My research focuses on disability prevention strategies, enhancing recovery in musculoskeletal disorders, health care effectiveness, work disability in older workers, and methods to achieve safe and sustained return to work.  Research methods include health data and claims analysis, qualitative and quantitative observational studies, geospatial and multilevel analyses, and intervention studies.  Specific topics include health care for injured workers, outcomes in low back pain and other common musculoskeletal injuries, return to work in persons with health-related work disability, variations in care, and impacts of evidence-based medicine.  Most of my studies are conducted with academic collabortors in the US, Europe and Australia.


    I am an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a Visiting Lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Massachusetts/Lowell.  From 1999 to 2017, I directed the Center for Disability Research at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute in Hopkinton, MA.  I co-founded the Work Disability Prevention and Integration Scientific Section of the International Congress on Occupational Health.




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    1. Trippolini MA, Young AE, Pransky G, Elbers NA, Lockwood K, Cameron ID. Beyond symptom resolution: insurance case manager's perspective on predicting recovery after motor vehicle crash. Disabil Rehabil. 2019 Aug 01; 1-9. PMID: 31368814.
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    2. Besen E, Young A, Gaines B, Pransky G. Lag times in the work disability process: Differences across diagnoses in the length of disability following work-related injury. Work. 2018 Aug 18. PMID: 30149487.
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    3. Coenen P, Smith A, Kent P, Harris M, Linton SJ, Pransky G, Beales D, O'Sullivan P, Straker L. The association of adolescent spinal-pain-related absenteeism with early adulthood work absenteeism: A six-year follow-up data from a population-based cohort. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2018 Jun 11. PMID: 29893981.
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    4. Kurowski A, Pransky G, Punnett L. Impact of a Safe Resident Handling Program in Nursing Homes on Return-to-Work and Re-injury Outcomes Following Work Injury. J Occup Rehabil. 2018 May 21. PMID: 29785467.
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    5. Drury DL, Adamo P, Cloeren M, Hegmann KT, Martin DW, Levine MJ, Olson SM, Pransky GS, Tacci JA, Thiese M. Patient Satisfaction Measurement in Occupational and Environmental Medicine Practice. J Occup Environ Med. 2018 May; 60(5):e227-e231. PMID: 29642097.
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    6. Hartvigsen J, Hancock MJ, Kongsted A, Louw Q, Ferreira ML, Genevay S, Hoy D, Karppinen J, Pransky G, Sieper J, Smeets RJ, Underwood M. What low back pain is and why we need to pay attention. Lancet. 2018 Jun 09; 391(10137):2356-2367. PMID: 29573870.
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    7. McLellan RK, Haas NS, Kownacki RP, Pransky GS, Talmage JB, Dreger M. Using Electronic Health Records and Clinical Decision Support to Provide Return-to-Work Guidance for Primary Care Practitioners for Patients With Low Back Pain. J Occup Environ Med. 2017 Nov; 59(11):e240-e244. PMID: 29023338.
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    8. Main CJ, Nicholas MK, Shaw WS, Tetrick LE, Ehrhart MG, Pransky G. Erratum to: Implementation Science and Employer Disability Practices: Embedding Implementation Factors in Research Designs. J Occup Rehabil. 2017 Sep; 27(3):477. PMID: 28853049.
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    9. Shraim M, Cifuentes M, Willetts JL, Marucci-Wellman HR, Pransky G. Regional socioeconomic disparities in outcomes for workers with low back pain in the United States. Am J Ind Med. 2017 Apr 03. PMID: 28370474.
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    10. Beales D, Kyaw-Myint S, Smith A, O'Sullivan P, Pransky G, Linton S, Job J, Straker L. Work Productivity Loss in Young Workers Is Substantial and Is Associated With Spinal Pain and Mental Ill-health Conditions. J Occup Environ Med. 2017 Mar; 59(3):237-245. PMID: 28267094.
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    11. Gaines B, Besen E, Pransky G. The influence of geographic variation in socio-cultural factors on length of work disability. Disabil Health J. 2016 Dec 21. PMID: 28110979.
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    12. Ekberg K, Pransky GS, Besen E, Fassier JB, Feuerstein M, Munir F, Blanck P. New Business Structures Creating Organizational Opportunities and Challenges for Work Disability Prevention. J Occup Rehabil. 2016 Dec; 26(4):480-489. PMID: 27704343.
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    13. Pransky GS, Fassier JB, Besen E, Blanck P, Ekberg K, Feuerstein M, Munir F. Sustaining Work Participation Across the Life Course. J Occup Rehabil. 2016 Dec; 26(4):465-479. PMID: 27704342.
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    14. Main CJ, Nicholas MK, Shaw WS, Tetrick LE, Ehrhart MG, Pransky G. Implementation Science and Employer Disability Practices: Embedding Implementation Factors in Research Designs. J Occup Rehabil. 2016 Dec; 26(4):448-464. PMID: 27796914.
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    15. Shaw WS, Main CJ, Pransky G, Nicholas MK, Anema JR, Linton SJ. Employer Policies and Practices to Manage and Prevent Disability: Foreword to the Special Issue. J Occup Rehabil. 2016 Dec; 26(4):394-398. PMID: 27562584.
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    16. Jetha A, Pransky G, Fish J, Hettinger LJ. Return-to-Work Within a Complex and Dynamic Organizational Work Disability System. J Occup Rehabil. 2016 Sep; 26(3):276-85. PMID: 26547909.
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    17. Besen E, Young AE, Gaines B, Pransky G. Relationship Between Age, Tenure, and Disability Duration in Persons With Compensated Work-Related Conditions. J Occup Environ Med. 2016 Feb; 58(2):140-7. PMID: 26645384.
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    18. Lee SS, Choi Y, Pransky GS. Extent and Impact of Opioid Prescribing for Acute Occupational Low Back Pain in the Emergency Department. J Emerg Med. 2016 Mar; 50(3):376-84.e1-2. PMID: 26754559.
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    19. Besen E, Harrell M, Pransky G. Lag Times in Reporting Injuries, Receiving Medical Care, and Missing Work: Associations With the Length of Work Disability in Occupational Back Injuries. J Occup Environ Med. 2016 Jan; 58(1):53-60. PMID: 26445030.
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    20. Shraim M, Cifuentes M, Willetts JL, Marucci-Wellman HR, Pransky G. Length of Disability and Medical Costs in Low Back Pain: Do State Workers' Compensation Policies Make a Difference? J Occup Environ Med. 2015 Dec; 57(12):1275-83. PMID: 26492383.
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    21. Pransky G, Foley G, Cifuentes M, Webster BS. Geographic Variation in Early MRI for Acute Work-Related Low Back Pain and Associated Factors. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Nov; 40(21):1712-8. PMID: 26274526.
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    22. Besen E, Pransky G. Examining the Relationship Between Productivity Loss Trajectories and Work Disability Outcomes Using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. J Occup Environ Med. 2015 Aug; 57(8):829-35. PMID: 26247635.
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    23. Jetha A, Pransky G, Fish J, Jeffries S, Hettinger LJ. A Stakeholder-Based System Dynamics Model of Return-to-Work: A Research Protocol. J Public Health Res. 2015 Jul 16; 4(2):553. PMID: 26425498.
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    24. Besen E, Young AE, Pransky G. Exploring the relationship between age and tenure with length of disability. Am J Ind Med. 2015 Sep; 58(9):974-87. PMID: 26010587.
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    25. Jetha A, Pransky G, Hettinger LJ. Capturing complexity in work disability research: application of system dynamics modeling methodology. Disabil Rehabil. 2016; 38(2):189-94. PMID: 25864874.
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    26. Wilkie R, Hay EM, Croft P, Pransky G. Exploring how pain leads to productivity loss in primary care consulters for osteoarthritis: a prospective cohort study. PLoS One. 2015; 10(4):e0120042. PMID: 25849594.
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    27. Wilkie R, Phillipson C, Hay EM, Pransky G. Anticipated significant work limitation in primary care consulters with osteoarthritis: a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open. 2014 Sep 04; 4(9):e005221. PMID: 25190616.
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    28. Webster BS, Choi Y, Bauer AZ, Cifuentes M, Pransky G. The cascade of medical services and associated longitudinal costs due to nonadherent magnetic resonance imaging for low back pain. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Aug 1; 39(17):1433-40. PMID: 24831502.
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    29. Shaw WS, Besen E, Pransky G, Boot CR, Nicholas MK, McLellan RK, Tveito TH. Manage at work: a randomized, controlled trial of a self-management group intervention to overcome workplace challenges associated with chronic physical health conditions. BMC Public Health. 2014 May 28; 14:515. PMID: 24885844.
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    30. Besen E, Pransky G. Trajectories of productivity loss over a 20-year period: an analysis of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2014 Jul; 40(4):380-9. PMID: 24802546.
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    31. McGorry RW, Fallentin N, Andersen JH, Keir PJ, Hansen TB, Pransky G, Lin JH. Effect of grip type, wrist motion, and resistance level on pressures within the carpal tunnel of normal wrists. J Orthop Res. 2014 Apr; 32(4):524-30. PMID: 24391059.
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    32. Pincus T, Kent P, Bronfort G, Loisel P, Pransky G, Hartvigsen J. Twenty-five years with the biopsychosocial model of low back pain-is it time to celebrate? A report from the twelfth international forum for primary care research on low back pain. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Nov 15; 38(24):2118-23. PMID: 23970112.
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    33. Wilkie R, Phillipson C, Hay E, Pransky G. Frequency and predictors of premature work loss in primary care consulters for osteoarthritis: prospective cohort study. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2014 Mar; 53(3):459-64. PMID: 24136068.
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    34. Webster BS, Bauer AZ, Choi Y, Cifuentes M, Pransky GS. Iatrogenic consequences of early magnetic resonance imaging in acute, work-related, disabling low back pain. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 15; 38(22):1939-46. PMID: 23883826.
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    35. Shaw WS, Reme SE, Pransky G, Woiszwillo MJ, Steenstra IA, Linton SJ. The pain recovery inventory of concerns and expectations: a psychosocial screening instrument to identify intervention needs among patients at elevated risk of back disability. J Occup Environ Med. 2013 Aug; 55(8):885-94. PMID: 23887694.
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    36. Carstens JK, Shaw WS, Boersma K, Reme SE, Pransky G, Linton SJ. When the wind goes out of the sail - declining recovery expectations in the first weeks of back pain. Eur J Pain. 2014 Feb; 18(2):269-78. PMID: 23824730.
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    37. Wilkie R, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Jordan KP, Pransky G. Onset of work restriction in employed adults with lower limb joint pain: individual factors and area-level socioeconomic conditions. J Occup Rehabil. 2013 Jun; 23(2):180-8. PMID: 23653176.
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    38. Costa Lda C, Koes BW, Pransky G, Borkan J, Maher CG, Smeets RJ. Primary care research priorities in low back pain: an update. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Jan 15; 38(2):148-56. PMID: 22781003.
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    39. Reme SE, Shaw WS, Steenstra IA, Woiszwillo MJ, Pransky G, Linton SJ. Distressed, immobilized, or lacking employer support? A sub-classification of acute work-related low back pain. J Occup Rehabil. 2012 Dec; 22(4):541-52. PMID: 22644216.
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    40. Iles RA, Wyatt M, Pransky G. Multi-faceted case management: reducing compensation costs of musculoskeletal work injuries in Australia. J Occup Rehabil. 2012 Dec; 22(4):478-88. PMID: 22466434.
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    41. Wilkie R, Pransky G. Improving work participation for adults with musculoskeletal conditions. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2012 Oct; 26(5):733-42. PMID: 23218435.
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    42. Shaw WS, Tveito TH, Woiszwillo MJ, Pransky G. The effect of body mass index on recovery and return to work after onset of work-related low back pain. J Occup Environ Med. 2012 Feb; 54(2):192-7. PMID: 22237035.
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    43. Shaw WS, Tveito TH, Geehern-Lavoie M, Huang YH, Nicholas MK, Reme SE, Wagner G, Pransky G. Adapting principles of chronic pain self-management to the workplace. Disabil Rehabil. 2012; 34(8):694-703. PMID: 22004668.
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    44. Pransky G, Borkan JM, Young AE, Cherkin DC. Are we making progress?: the tenth international forum for primary care research on low back pain. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Sep 1; 36(19):1608-14. PMID: 21245787.
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    45. Pransky GS, Loisel P, Anema JR. Work disability prevention research: current and future prospects. J Occup Rehabil. 2011 Sep; 21(3):287-92. PMID: 21858739.
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    46. Shaw WS, Reme SE, Linton SJ, Huang YH, Pransky G. 3rd place, PREMUS best paper competition: development of the return-to-work self-efficacy (RTWSE-19) questionnaire--psychometric properties and predictive validity. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2011 Mar; 37(2):109-19. PMID: 21203742.
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    47. Shaw WS, Pransky G, Roter DL, Winters T, Tveito TH, Larson SM. The effects of patient-provider communication on 3-month recovery from acute low back pain. J Am Board Fam Med. 2011 Jan-Feb; 24(1):16-25. PMID: 21209340.
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    48. Wilkie R, Cifuentes M, Pransky G. Exploring extensions to working life: job lock and predictors of decreasing work function in older workers. Disabil Rehabil. 2011; 33(19-20):1719-27. PMID: 21184629.
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    49. Steenstra IA, Ibrahim SA, Franche RL, Hogg-Johnson S, Shaw WS, Pransky GS. Validation of a risk factor-based intervention strategy model using data from the readiness for return to work cohort study. J Occup Rehabil. 2010 Sep; 20(3):394-405. PMID: 19902339.
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    50. Cifuentes M, Webster B, Genevay S, Pransky G. The course of opioid prescribing for a new episode of disabling low back pain: opioid features and dose escalation. Pain. 2010 Oct; 151(1):22-9. PMID: 20705393.
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    51. Whitfill T, Haggard R, Bierner SM, Pransky G, Hassett RG, Gatchel RJ. Early intervention options for acute low back pain patients: a randomized clinical trial with one-year follow-up outcomes. J Occup Rehabil. 2010 Jun; 20(2):256-63. PMID: 20369277.
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    52. Parks PD, Pransky GS, Kales SN. Iatrogenic disability and narcotics addiction after lumbar fusion in a worker's compensation claimant. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 May 20; 35(12):E549-52. PMID: 20445471.
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    53. Buchbinder R, Pransky G, Hayden J. Recent advances in the evaluation and management of nonspecific low back pain and related disorders. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2010 Apr; 24(2):147-53. PMID: 20227637.
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    54. Costa-Black KM, Loisel P, Anema JR, Pransky G. Back pain and work. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2010 Apr; 24(2):227-40. PMID: 20227644.
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    55. Pransky G, Buchbinder R, Hayden J. Contemporary low back pain research - and implications for practice. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2010 Apr; 24(2):291-8. PMID: 20227649.
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    56. Pransky G, Shaw WS, Loisel P, Hong QN, Désorcy B. Development and validation of competencies for return to work coordinators. J Occup Rehabil. 2010 Mar; 20(1):41-8. PMID: 19826930.
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    57. Atlas SJ, Tosteson TD, Blood EA, Skinner JS, Pransky GS, Weinstein JN. The impact of workers' compensation on outcomes of surgical and nonoperative therapy for patients with a lumbar disc herniation: SPORT. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Jan 1; 35(1):89-97. PMID: 20023603.
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    58. Gardner BT, Pransky G, Shaw WS, Hong QN, Loisel P. Researcher perspectives on competencies of return-to-work coordinators. Disabil Rehabil. 2010; 32(1):72-8. PMID: 19925279.
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    59. Shaw WS, Pransky G, Winters T, Tveito TH, Larson SM, Roter DL. Does the presence of psychosocial "yellow flags" alter patient-provider communication for work-related, acute low back pain? J Occup Environ Med. 2009 Sep; 51(9):1032-40. PMID: 19687758.
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    60. Shaw WS, Pransky G, Winters T. The Back Disability Risk Questionnaire for work-related, acute back pain: prediction of unresolved problems at 3-month follow-up. J Occup Environ Med. 2009 Feb; 51(2):185-94. PMID: 19209040.
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    61. Webster BS, Cifuentes M, Verma S, Pransky G. Geographic variation in opioid prescribing for acute, work-related, low back pain and associated factors: a multilevel analysis. Am J Ind Med. 2009 Feb; 52(2):162-71. PMID: 19016267.
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    62. Wasiak R, Pransky GS, Atlas SJ. Who's in charge? Challenges in evaluating quality of primary care treatment for low back pain. J Eval Clin Pract. 2008 Dec; 14(6):961-8. PMID: 18373572.
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    63. Gatchel RJ, Bernstein D, Stowell AW, Pransky G. Psychosocial differences between high-risk acute vs. chronic low back pain patients. Pain Pract. 2008 Mar-Apr; 8(2):91-7. PMID: 18366464.
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    64. Harrold LR, Savageau JA, Pransky G, Benjamin K. Understanding the role of sex differences in work injuries: implications for primary care practice. Disabil Rehabil. 2008; 30(1):36-43. PMID: 17852283.
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    65. Benjamin KL, Pransky G, Savageau JA. Factors associated with retirement-related job lock in older workers with recent occupational injury. Disabil Rehabil. 2008; 30(26):1976-83. PMID: 18608412.
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    66. Shaw W, Hong QN, Pransky G, Loisel P. A literature review describing the role of return-to-work coordinators in trial programs and interventions designed to prevent workplace disability. J Occup Rehabil. 2008 Mar; 18(1):2-15. PMID: 18080827.
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    67. Wasiak R, Kim J, Pransky GS. The association between timing and duration of chiropractic care in work-related low back pain and work-disability outcomes. J Occup Environ Med. 2007 Oct; 49(10):1124-34. PMID: 18000417.
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    68. Atlas SJ, Tosteson TD, Hanscom B, Blood EA, Pransky GS, Abdu WA, Andersson GB, Weinstein JN. What is different about workers' compensation patients? Socioeconomic predictors of baseline disability status among patients with lumbar radiculopathy. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 Aug 15; 32(18):2019-26. PMID: 17700451.
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    69. Pransky G, Shaw W. Return to work-from research to practice. J Occup Environ Med. 2007 Mar; 49(3):249-51. PMID: 17351509.
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    70. Verma SK, Sorock GS, Pransky GS, Courtney TK, Smith GS. Occupational physical demands and same-level falls resulting in fracture in female workers: an analysis of workers' compensation claims. Inj Prev. 2007 Feb; 13(1):32-6. PMID: 17296686.
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    71. Shaw WS, Pransky G, Patterson W, Linton SJ, Winters T. Patient clusters in acute, work-related back pain based on patterns of disability risk factors. J Occup Environ Med. 2007 Feb; 49(2):185-93. PMID: 17293758.
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    72. Wasiak R, Pransky G. The impact of procedure type, jurisdiction and other factors in workers' compensation on work-disability outcomes following carpal tunnel surgery. Work. 2007; 28(2):103-10. PMID: 17312342.
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    73. Shaw WS, Linton SJ, Pransky G. Reducing sickness absence from work due to low back pain: how well do intervention strategies match modifiable risk factors? J Occup Rehabil. 2006 Dec; 16(4):591-605. PMID: 17086499.
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    74. Kapoor S, Shaw WS, Pransky G, Patterson W. Initial patient and clinician expectations of return to work after acute onset of work-related low back pain. J Occup Environ Med. 2006 Nov; 48(11):1173-80. PMID: 17099454.
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    75. Smith GS, Sorock GS, Wellman HM, Courtney TK, Pransky GS. Blurring the distinctions between on and off the job injuries: similarities and differences in circumstances. Inj Prev. 2006 Aug; 12(4):236-41. PMID: 16887945.
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    76. Wasiak R, Pransky GS. Point of view. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2006 Jul 15; 31(16):1858-9. PMID: 16845364.
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    77. Burton WN, Chen CY, Schultz AB, Conti DJ, Pransky G, Edington DW. Worker productivity loss associated with arthritis. Dis Manag. 2006 Jun; 9(3):131-43. PMID: 16764531.
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    78. Shaw WS, Robertson MM, Pransky G, McLellan RK. Training to optimize the response of supervisors to work injuries--needs assessment, design, and evaluation. AAOHN J. 2006 May; 54(5):226-35. PMID: 16729659.
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    79. Pransky GS, Verma SK, Okurowski L, Webster B. Length of disability prognosis in acute occupational low back pain: development and testing of a practical approach. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2006 Mar 15; 31(6):690-7. PMID: 16540875.
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    80. Wasiak R, Kim J, Pransky G. Work disability and costs caused by recurrence of low back pain: longer and more costly than in first episodes. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2006 Jan 15; 31(2):219-25. PMID: 16418644.
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    81. Wasiak R, Pransky G, Yao P. Geographic variation in surgical treatment for work-related carpal tunnel syndrome: does improved return to work matter? Work. 2006; 26(1):3-11. PMID: 16373974.
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    82. Shaw WS, Robertson MM, McLellan RK, Verma S, Pransky G. A controlled case study of supervisor training to optimize response to injury in the food processing industry. Work. 2006; 26(2):107-14. PMID: 16477102.
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    83. Huang YH, Pransky GS, Shaw WS, Benjamin KL, Savageau JA. Factors affecting the organizational responses of employers to workers with injuries. Work. 2006; 26(1):75-84. PMID: 16373982.
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    84. Staal JB, Rainville J, Fritz J, van Mechelen W, Pransky G. Physical exercise interventions to improve disability and return to work in low back pain: current insights and opportunities for improvement. J Occup Rehabil. 2005 Dec; 15(4):491-505. PMID: 16254751.
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    85. Sullivan MJ, Feuerstein M, Gatchel R, Linton SJ, Pransky G. Integrating psychosocial and behavioral interventions to achieve optimal rehabilitation outcomes. J Occup Rehabil. 2005 Dec; 15(4):475-89. PMID: 16254750.
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    86. Pransky G, Gatchel R, Linton SJ, Loisel P. Improving return to work research. J Occup Rehabil. 2005 Dec; 15(4):453-7. PMID: 16254748.
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    87. Linton SJ, Gross D, Schultz IZ, Main C, Côté P, Pransky G, Johnson W. Prognosis and the identification of workers risking disability: research issues and directions for future research. J Occup Rehabil. 2005 Dec; 15(4):459-74. PMID: 16254749.
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    88. Young A, Webster B, Giunti G, Pransky G, Nesathurai S. Rehospitalization following compensable work-related tetraplegia. Spinal Cord. 2006 Jun; 44(6):374-82. PMID: 16304561.
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    89. Rainville J, Pransky G, Indahl A, Mayer EK. The physician as disability advisor for patients with musculoskeletal complaints. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2005 Nov 15; 30(22):2579-84. PMID: 16284598.
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    90. Shaw WS, Zaia A, Pransky G, Winters T, Patterson WB. Perceptions of provider communication and patient satisfaction for treatment of acute low back pain. J Occup Environ Med. 2005 Oct; 47(10):1036-43. PMID: 16217244.
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    91. Burton WN, Chen CY, Conti DJ, Schultz AB, Pransky G, Edington DW. The association of health risks with on-the-job productivity. J Occup Environ Med. 2005 Aug; 47(8):769-77. PMID: 16093926.
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    92. Smith GS, Wellman HM, Sorock GS, Warner M, Courtney TK, Pransky GS, Fingerhut LA. Injuries at work in the US adult population: contributions to the total injury burden. Am J Public Health. 2005 Jul; 95(7):1213-9. PMID: 15983273.
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    93. Feuerstein M, Nicholas RA, Huang GD, Haufler AJ, Pransky G, Robertson M. Workstyle: development of a measure of response to work in those with upper extremity pain. J Occup Rehabil. 2005 Jun; 15(2):87-104. PMID: 15844670.
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    94. Pransky GS, Benjamin KL, Savageau JA. Early retirement due to occupational injury: who is at risk? Am J Ind Med. 2005 Apr; 47(4):285-95. PMID: 15776469.
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    95. Shaw WS, Pransky G, Patterson W, Winters T. Early disability risk factors for low back pain assessed at outpatient occupational health clinics. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2005 Mar 1; 30(5):572-80. PMID: 15738793.
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    96. Pransky GS, Benjamin KL, Savageau JA, Currivan D, Fletcher K. Outcomes in work-related injuries: a comparison of older and younger workers. Am J Ind Med. 2005 Feb; 47(2):104-12. PMID: 15662646.
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    97. Pransky GS, Berndt E, Finkelstein SN, Verma S, Agrawal A. Performance decrements resulting from illness in the workplace: the effect of headaches. J Occup Environ Med. 2005 Jan; 47(1):34-40. PMID: 15643157.
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    98. Burton WN, Chen CY, Conti DJ, Pransky G, Edington DW. Caregiving for ill dependents and its association with employee health risks and productivity. J Occup Environ Med. 2004 Oct; 46(10):1048-56. PMID: 15602179.
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    99. Pransky GS, Dempsey PG. Practical aspects of functional capacity evaluations. J Occup Rehabil. 2004 Sep; 14(3):217-29. PMID: 15156780.
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    100. Pransky G, Shaw W, Franche RL, Clarke A. Disability prevention and communication among workers, physicians, employers, and insurers--current models and opportunities for improvement. Disabil Rehabil. 2004 Jun 3; 26(11):625-34. PMID: 15204500.
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    102. Atlas SJ, Wasiak R, van den Ancker M, Webster B, Pransky G. Primary care involvement and outcomes of care in patients with a workers' compensation claim for back pain. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2004 May 1; 29(9):1041-8. PMID: 15105679.
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    103. Webster B, Giunti G, Young A, Pransky G, Nesathurai S. Work-related tetraplegia: cause of injury and annual medical costs. Spinal Cord. 2004 Apr; 42(4):240-7. PMID: 15060522.
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    104. Young AE, Webster B, Giunti G, Pransky G, Nesathurai S. Services provided following compensable work-related tetraplegia. Spinal Cord. 2004 Apr; 42(4):248-60. PMID: 15060523.
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    105. Webster BS, Verma S, Pransky GS. Outcomes of workers' compensation claimants with low back pain undergoing intradiscal electrothermal therapy. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2004 Feb 15; 29(4):435-41. PMID: 15094540.
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    106. Wasiak R, Verma S, Pransky G, Webster B. Risk factors for recurrent episodes of care and work disability: case of low back pain. J Occup Environ Med. 2004 Jan; 46(1):68-76. PMID: 14724480.
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    107. Wasiak R, Pransky G, Verma S, Webster B. Recurrence of low back pain: definition-sensitivity analysis using administrative data. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2003 Oct 1; 28(19):2283-91. PMID: 14520045.
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    108. Shaw WS, Robertson MM, Pransky G, McLellan RK. Employee perspectives on the role of supervisors to prevent workplace disability after injuries. J Occup Rehabil. 2003 Sep; 13(3):129-42. PMID: 12966688.
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    109. Lawthers AG, Pransky GS, Peterson LE, Himmelstein JH. Rethinking quality in the context of persons with disability. Int J Qual Health Care. 2003 Aug; 15(4):287-99. PMID: 12930044.
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    110. Okurowski L, Pransky G, Webster B, Shaw WS, Verma S. Prediction of prolonged work disability in occupational low-back pain based on nurse case management data. J Occup Environ Med. 2003 Jul; 45(7):763-70. PMID: 12855916.
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    111. Wasiak R, Pransky GS, Webster BS. Methodological challenges in studying recurrence of low back pain. J Occup Rehabil. 2003 Mar; 13(1):21-31. PMID: 12611028.
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    112. Pransky G, Katz JN, Benjamin K, Himmelstein J. Improving the physician role in evaluating work ability and managing disability: a survey of primary care practitioners. Disabil Rehabil. 2002 Nov 10; 24(16):867-74. PMID: 12450463.
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    113. Pransky G, Benjamin K, Hill-Fotouhi C, Fletcher KE, Himmelstein J. Occupational upper extremity conditions: a detailed analysis of work-related outcomes. J Occup Rehabil. 2002 Sep; 12(3):131-8. PMID: 12228944.
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    114. Pransky G, Moshenberg D, Benjamin K, Portillo S, Thackrey JL, Hill-Fotouhi C. Occupational risks and injuries in non-agricultural immigrant Latino workers. Am J Ind Med. 2002 Aug; 42(2):117-23. PMID: 12125087.
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    115. Pransky G, Robertson MM, Moon SD. Stress and work-related upper extremity disorders: implications for prevention and management. Am J Ind Med. 2002 May; 41(5):443-55. PMID: 12071496.
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    116. Pransky G, Benjamin K, Hill-Fotouhi C, Fletcher KE, Himmelstein J, Katz JN. Work-related outcomes in occupational low back pain: a multidimensional analysis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2002 Apr 15; 27(8):864-70. PMID: 11935111.
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    117. Shaw WS, Pransky G, Fitzgerald TE. Early prognosis for low back disability: intervention strategies for health care providers. Disabil Rehabil. 2001 Dec 15; 23(18):815-28. PMID: 11763278.
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    118. Pransky G, Benjamin K, Dembe AE. Performance and quality measurement in occupational health services: current status and agenda for further research. Am J Ind Med. 2001 Sep; 40(3):295-306. PMID: 11598979.
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    119. McLellan RK, Pransky G, Shaw WS. Disability management training for supervisors: a pilot intervention program. J Occup Rehabil. 2001 Mar; 11(1):33-41. PMID: 11706775.
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    120. Pransky G, Shaw W, McLellan R. Employer attitudes, training, and return-to-work outcomes: a pilot study. Assist Technol. 2001; 13(2):131-8. PMID: 12530840.
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    121. Pransky G, Benjamin K, Hill-Fotouhi C, Himmelstein J, Fletcher KE, Katz JN, Johnson WG. Outcomes in work-related upper extremity and low back injuries: results of a retrospective study. Am J Ind Med. 2000 Apr; 37(4):400-9. PMID: 10706752.
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    122. Pransky G, Benjamin K, Himmelstein J, Mundt K, Morgan W, Feuerstein M, Koyamatsu K, Hill-Fotouhi C. Work-related upper-extremity disorders: prospective evaluation of clinical and functional outcomes. J Occup Environ Med. 1999 Oct; 41(10):884-92. PMID: 10529944.
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    123. Blanck PD, Pransky G. Workers with disabilities. Occup Med. 1999 Jul-Sep; 14(3):581-93. PMID: 10378977.
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    124. Pransky G, Snyder T, Dembe A, Himmelstein J. Under-reporting of work-related disorders in the workplace: a case study and review of the literature. Ergonomics. 1999 Jan; 42(1):171-82. PMID: 9973879.
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    125. Rempel D, Evanoff B, Amadio PC, de Krom M, Franklin G, Franzblau A, Gray R, Gerr F, Hagberg M, Hales T, Katz JN, Pransky G. Consensus criteria for the classification of carpal tunnel syndrome in epidemiologic studies. Am J Public Health. 1998 Oct; 88(10):1447-51. PMID: 9772842.
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    126. Pransky G, Feuerstein M, Himmelstein J, Katz JN, Vickers-Lahti M. Measuring functional outcomes in work-related upper extremity disorders. Development and validation of the Upper Extremity Function Scale. J Occup Environ Med. 1997 Dec; 39(12):1195-202. PMID: 9429173.
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    127. Pransky G, Long R, Hammer K, Schulz LA, Himmelstein J, Fowke J. Screening for carpal tunnel syndrome in the workplace. An analysis of portable nerve conduction devices. J Occup Environ Med. 1997 Aug; 39(8):727-33. PMID: 9273876.
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    128. Rest KM, Pransky G, Sweet C. Learning about the environment and health: an interclerkship experience for third-year students. Acad Med. 1997 May; 72(5):421-2. PMID: 10676340.
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    129. Pransky G, Himmelstein J. Outcomes research: implications for occupational health. Am J Ind Med. 1996 Jun; 29(6):573-83. PMID: 8773717.
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    130. Stanek EJ, Pransky G. Unilateral vs. bilateral carpal tunnel: challenges and approaches. Am J Ind Med. 1996 Jun; 29(6):669-78. PMID: 8773727.
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    131. Himmelstein JS, Feuerstein M, Stanek EJ, Koyamatsu K, Pransky GS, Morgan W, Anderson KO. Work-related upper-extremity disorders and work disability: clinical and psychosocial presentation. J Occup Environ Med. 1995 Nov; 37(11):1278-86. PMID: 8595497.
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    132. Schwartz BS, Pransky G, Lashley D. Recruiting the occupational and environmental medicine physicians of the future: results of a survey of current residents. J Occup Environ Med. 1995 Jun; 37(6):739-43. PMID: 7670921.
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    133. Himmelstein J, Droney T, Pransky G, Morgan W, Feuerstein M. Development of a multidisciplinary research clinic for patients with work-related upper extremity disorders. J Ambul Care Manage. 1994 Apr; 17(2):34-43. PMID: 10133286.
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    134. Himmelstein JS, Pransky GS. The ADA and you. Implications for the occupational health professional. J Occup Med. 1992 May; 34(5):501-2. PMID: 1534360.
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    135. Snyder TB, Himmelstein J, Pransky G, Beavers JD. Business analysis in occupational health and safety consultations. J Occup Med. 1991 Oct; 33(10):1040-5. PMID: 1753300.
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    136. Pransky G. Occupational medicine specialists in the United States: a survey. J Occup Med. 1990 Oct; 32(10):985-8. PMID: 2262828.
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    137. Merrill RN, Pransky G, Hathaway J, Scott D. Illness and the workplace: a study of physicians and employers. J Fam Pract. 1990 Jul; 31(1):55-8; discussion 58-9. PMID: 2362176.
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    138. Paul M, Himmelstein J, Weinstein S, Pransky G, McDougal C, Brogie B, Legendre S. Ocular infections and the industrial use of microscopes. J Occup Med. 1989 Sep; 31(9):763-6. PMID: 2795254.
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    139. Pransky GS, Frumkin H, Himmelstein JS. Decision-making in worker fitness and risk evaluation. Occup Med. 1988 Apr-Jun; 3(2):179-91. PMID: 3287653.
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