Matthew M. Davis

Achamyeleh Gebremariam2
Sarah J. Clark2
Sandra Dunbar1
Stephen W. Patrick1
2Achamyeleh Gebremariam
2Sarah J. Clark
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OBJECTIVE To describe obstetricians' perspectives related to tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination of mothers and other adults in close contact with infants. METHODS Mail survey of national random sample of 400 obstetricians. RESULTS Response rate was 54%. Most respondents would likely recommend Tdap for women during the postpartum(More)
CONTEXT Although recent trends in obesity have been well documented, generational patterns of obesity from early childhood through adulthood across birth cohorts, which account for the recent epidemic of childhood obesity, have not been well described. Such trends may have implications for the prevalence of obesity-associated conditions among population(More)
Evidence from cohort studies and a randomized clinical trial indicates that annual vaccination against seasonal influenza prevents cardiovascular morbidity and all-cause mortality in patients with cardiovascular conditions. The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology recommend influenza immunization with inactivated vaccine(More)
  • Ann S O 'malley, Ann Tynan, Genna R Cohen, Nicole Kemper, Matthew M Davis, P R O V I D I N G I N S I G H T S T H A T C O N T R I B U T E T O B E T T E R H E A L T H P O L I C Y
  • 2009
calls from numerous organizations and payers to improve coordination of care, there are few published accounts of how care is coordinated in real-world primary care practices. This study by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) documents strategies that a range of physician practices use to coordinate care for their patients. While there was no(More)
Fever and neutropenia (FN) is a common complication of pediatric cancer treatment, but hospital utilization patterns for this condition are not well described. Data were analyzed from the Kids’ Inpatient Database (KID), an all-payer US hospital database, for 2009. Pediatric FN patients were identified using: age ≤19 years, urgent or emergent admit type,(More)
OBJECTIVE Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), a postnatal opioid withdrawal syndrome, increased threefold from 2000 to 2009. Since 2009, opioid pain reliever prescriptions and complications increased markedly throughout the United States. Understanding recent changes in NAS and its geographic variability would inform state and local governments in targeting(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore public opinion regarding insurance coverage for obesity treatment among severely obese adolescents. DESIGN AND METHODS The National Poll on Children's Health was fielded to a nationally representative sample of US adults, January 2011. Respondents (n = 2150) indicated whether insurance should cover specific weight management services(More)
BACKGROUND Whether lumbar punctures (LPs) should be performed routinely for term newborns suspected of having early onset neonatal sepsis (EONS) is subject to debate. It is unclear whether variations in performance of LPs for EONS may be associated with patient, hospital, insurance or regional factors. Our objective was to identify characteristics(More)
  • Meredith P Riebschleger, Jasmine Stannard, Matthew M Davis, Sarah J Clark, Barbara S Adams
  • 2012
Purpose Treatment of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA) is one of the most challenging tasks faced by pediatric rheu-matologists. Traditionally, many pediatric rheumatologists have used a " pyramid " approach, starting with non-steroi-dal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) monotherapy prior to the initiation of disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs(More)