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R. Parker Ward

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InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentMedicine-Cardiology
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    1. Singh A, Sun D, Mor-Avi V, Addetia K, Patel AR, DeCara JM, Ward RP, Lang RM. Can echocardiographic assessment of diastolic function be automated? Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021 Dec 09. PMID: 34882301.
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    2. Lee L, Mishra S, Sun D, Besser SA, Mor-Avi V, Lang RM, Ward RP. Trends in Utilization and Yield of Inpatient Transthoracic Echocardiography for Syncope: Impact of Cardiac Biomarkers. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2022 03; 35(3):322-323. PMID: 34742905.
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    3. Tank A, Hughey R, Ward RP, Nagele P, Rubin DS. Evaluation of Appropriate Use of Preoperative Echocardiography before Major Abdominal Surgery: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Anesthesiology. 2021 11 01; 135(5):854-863. PMID: 34543408.
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    4. Karagodin I, Singulane CC, Besser SA, Singh A, Addetia K, DeCara JM, Patel AR, Ward RP, Tung R, Lang RM. Comparison of clinical and echocardiographic features of first and second waves of COVID-19 at a large, tertiary medical center serving a predominantly African American patient population. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021 Nov; 37(11):3181-3190. PMID: 34460023.
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    5. Anyanwu EC, Ward RP, Shah A, Arora V, Umscheid CA. A Mobile App to Facilitate Socially Distanced Hospital Communication During COVID-19: Implementation Experience. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2021 02 23; 9(2):e24452. PMID: 33513562.
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    6. Anyanwu EC, Mor-Avi V, Ward RP. Automated Procedure Logs for Cardiology Fellows: A New Training Paradigm in the Era of Electronic Health Records. J Grad Med Educ. 2021 Feb; 13(1):103-107. PMID: 33680308.
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    7. Rearick C, Castaneda J, Weber J, Edstrom E, Cassidy K, Arora V, Ward RP. An Electronic Health Record Intervention to Increase Utilization of Limited Transthoracic Echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2021 05; 34(5):551-552. PMID: 33412250.
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    8. Rubin DS, Hughey R, Gerlach RM, Ham SA, Ward RP, Nagele P. Frequency and Outcomes of Preoperative Stress Testing in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty from 2004 to 2017. JAMA Cardiol. 2021 01 01; 6(1):13-20. PMID: 32997100.
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    9. Kebed KY, Carter SV, Flatley E, Ward RP, Moss JD, Appelbaum DE, Singh A, Lang RM, Tung R, Patel AR. Prevalence of newly diagnosed sarcoidosis in patients with ventricular arrhythmias: a cardiac magnetic resonance and 18F-FDG cardiac PET study. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021 Apr; 37(4):1361-1369. PMID: 33225427.
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    10. Lee L, Mishra S, Sun D, Besser SA, Mor-Avi V, Lang RM, Ward RP. Utilization of Inpatient Transthoracic Echocardiography in Response to the 2017 AHA/ACC/HRS Guidelines for Syncope. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021 03; 14(3):697-698. PMID: 33221226.
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    11. Yu D, McClelland IS, Flahive S, Dia A, Mor-Avi V, Lang RM, Ward RP. Same-Day Cancellations of Transesophageal Echocardiography: Targeted Remediation to Improve Operational Efficiency. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2020 11; 33(11):1409-1410. PMID: 32792319.
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    12. Hackett I, Ward RP. Appropriate Use Criteria for Echocardiography in the Era of Value-Based Care: Mission Accomplished or Future Mandates? Curr Cardiol Rep. 2020 06 19; 22(8):69. PMID: 32561996.
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    13. McClelland I, Mor-Avi V, Lang RM, Ward RP. Prevalence of Clinically Important Abnormalities Found on Transthoracic Echocardiography Ordered for Indication of Heart Murmur Found on Physical Examination. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2020 07; 33(7):900-901. PMID: 32305176.
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    14. Ward RP, Lee L, Ward TJ, Lang RM. Utilization and Appropriateness of Transthoracic Echocardiography in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2020 Jun; 33(6):690-691. PMID: 32503708.
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    15. Rubin DS, Huisingh-Scheetz M, Hung A, Ward RP, Nagele P, Arena R, Hedeker D. Accuracy of Physical Function Questions to Predict Moderate-Vigorous Physical Activity as Measured by Hip Accelerometry. Anesthesiology. 2019 11; 131(5):992-1003. PMID: 31490293.
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    16. Nisivaco S, Henry M, Ward RP, Balkhy HH. Totally endoscopic robotic-assisted excision of right ventricular papillary fibroelastoma. J Robot Surg. 2019 Dec; 13(6):779-782. PMID: 30610534.
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    17. Müskens FM, Ward RJ, Herkt D, van de Langemheen H, Tobin AB, Liskamp RMJ, Milligan G. Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of a Diazirine Photoaffinity Probe for Ligand-Based Receptor Capture Targeting G Protein-Coupled Receptors. Mol Pharmacol. 2019 02; 95(2):196-209. PMID: 30514721.
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    18. Stone JR, Lee L, Ward JP, Ward RP. High Prevalence of Clinically Important Echocardiographic Abnormalities in Patients with a Normal Electrocardiogram Referred for Transthoracic Echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2018 08; 31(8):926-932. PMID: 29778292.
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    19. Singh A, Ward RP. Appropriate Use Criteria for Echocardiography: Evolving Applications in the Era of Value-Based Healthcare. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2016 09; 18(9):93. PMID: 27553788.
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    20. Pediani JD, Ward RJ, Godin AG, Marsango S, Milligan G. Dynamic Regulation of Quaternary Organization of the M1 Muscarinic Receptor by Subtype-selective Antagonist Drugs. J Biol Chem. 2016 Jun 17; 291(25):13132-46. PMID: 27080256.
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    21. Murtagh G, Yu Z, Harrold E, Cooke J, Keegan N, Fukuda S, Addetia K, Kim JH, Spencer KT, Takeuchi M, Kennedy J, Ward RP, Patel AR, Lang RM, DeCara JM. Monitoring Ionizing Radiation Exposure for Cardiotoxic Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment. Am J Cardiol. 2016 May 15; 117(10):1678-1682. PMID: 27040573.
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    22. Roberts CC, Kransdorf MJ, Beaman FD, Adler RS, Amini B, Appel M, Bernard SA, Fries IB, Germano IM, Greenspan BS, Holly LT, Kubicky CD, Lo SS, Mosher TJ, Sloan AE, Tuite MJ, Walker EA, Ward RJ, Wessell DE, Weissman BN. ACR Appropriateness Criteria Follow-Up of Malignant or Aggressive Musculoskeletal Tumors. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Apr; 13(4):389-400. PMID: 26922595.
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    23. Tuite MJ, Kransdorf MJ, Beaman FD, Adler RS, Amini B, Appel M, Bernard SA, Dempsey ME, Fries IB, Greenspan BS, Khurana B, Mosher TJ, Walker EA, Ward RJ, Wessell DE, Weissman BN. ACR Appropriateness Criteria Acute Trauma to the Knee. J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 Nov; 12(11):1164-72. PMID: 26541130.
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    24. Driban JB, Ward RJ, Eaton CB, Lo GH, Price LL, Lu B, McAlindon TE. Meniscal extrusion or subchondral damage characterize incident accelerated osteoarthritis: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Clin Anat. 2015 Sep; 28(6):792-9. PMID: 26149125.
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    25. Byrd BF, Abraham TP, Buxton DB, Coletta AV, Cooper JH, Douglas PS, Gillam LD, Goldstein SA, Graf TR, Horton KD, Isenberg AA, Klein AL, Kreeger J, Martin RP, Nedza SM, Navathe A, Pellikka PA, Picard MH, Pilotte JC, Ryan TJ, Rychik J, Sengupta PP, Thomas JD, Tucker L, Wallace W, Ward RP, Weissman NJ, Wiener DH, Woodruff S. A Summary of the American Society of Echocardiography Foundation Value-Based Healthcare: Summit 2014: The Role of Cardiovascular Ultrasound in the New Paradigm. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 Jul; 28(7):755-69. PMID: 26140937.
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    26. Ward RJ, Pediani JD, Godin AG, Milligan G. Regulation of oligomeric organization of the serotonin 5-hydroxytryptamine 2C (5-HT2C) receptor observed by spatial intensity distribution analysis. J Biol Chem. 2015 May 15; 290(20):12844-57. PMID: 25825490.
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    27. Kramer CM, Hundley WG, Kwong RY, Martinez MW, Raman SV, Ward RP. COCATS 4 Task Force 8: Training in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 May 05; 65(17):1822-31. PMID: 25777642.
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    28. Liste MJ, Caltabiano G, Ward RJ, Alvarez-Curto E, Marsango S, Milligan G. The molecular basis of oligomeric organization of the human M3 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor. Mol Pharmacol. 2015 Jun; 87(6):936-53. PMID: 25769304.
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    29. Driban JB, Eaton CB, Lo GH, Ward RJ, Lu B, McAlindon TE. Association of knee injuries with accelerated knee osteoarthritis progression: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Nov; 66(11):1673-9. PMID: 24782446.
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    30. Tobe SW, Stone JA, Walker KM, Anderson T, Bhattacharyya O, Cheng AY, Gregoire J, Gubitz G, L'Abbé M, Lau DC, Leiter LA, Oh P, Padwal R, Poirier L, Selby P, Tremblay M, Ward RA, Hua D, Liu PP. Canadian Cardiovascular Harmonized National Guidelines Endeavour (C-CHANGE): 2014 update. CMAJ. 2014 Nov 18; 186(17):1299-305. PMID: 25332362.
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    31. Spencer KT, Arling B, Sevenster M, DeCara JM, Lang RM, Ward RP, O'Connor AM, Patel AR. Identifying errors and inconsistencies in real time while using facilitated echocardiographic reporting. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 Jan; 28(1):88-92.e1. PMID: 25441328.
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    32. Zhang M, Driban JB, Price LL, Harper D, Lo GH, Miller E, Ward RJ, McAlindon TE. Development of a rapid knee cartilage damage quantification method using magnetic resonance images. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2014 Aug 06; 15:264. PMID: 25098589.
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    33. Mark DB, Anderson JL, Brinker JA, Brophy JA, Casey DE, Cross RR, Edmundowicz D, Hachamovitch R, Hlatky MA, Jacobs JE, Jaskie S, Kett KG, Malhotra V, Masoudi FA, McConnell MV, Rubin GD, Shaw LJ, Sherman ME, Stanko S, Ward RP. ACC/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HRS/IAC/Mended Hearts/NASCI/RSNA/SAIP/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/SNMMI 2014 health policy statement on use of noninvasive cardiovascular imaging: a report of the American College of Cardiology Clinical Quality Committee. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Feb 25; 63(7):698-721. PMID: 24556329.
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    34. Hudson BD, Due-Hansen ME, Christiansen E, Hansen AM, Mackenzie AE, Murdoch H, Pandey SK, Ward RJ, Marquez R, Tikhonova IG, Ulven T, Milligan G. Defining the molecular basis for the first potent and selective orthosteric agonists of the FFA2 free fatty acid receptor. J Biol Chem. 2013 Jun 14; 288(24):17296-312. PMID: 23589301.
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    35. Pang J, Driban JB, Destenaves G, Miller E, Lo GH, Ward RJ, Price LL, Lynch JA, Eaton CB, Eckstein F, McAlindon TE. Quantification of bone marrow lesion volume and volume change using semi-automated segmentation: data from the osteoarthritis initiative. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2013 Jan 02; 14:3. PMID: 23281825.
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    36. Driban JB, Price L, Lo GH, Pang J, Hunter DJ, Miller E, Ward RJ, Eaton CB, Lynch JA, McAlindon TE. Evaluation of bone marrow lesion volume as a knee osteoarthritis biomarker--longitudinal relationships with pain and structural changes: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Arthritis Res Ther. 2013; 15(5):R112. PMID: 24020939.
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    37. Driban JB, Lo GH, Price L, Pang J, Miller E, Ward RJ, Hunter DJ, Eaton CB, Lynch JA, McAlindon TE. Bone marrow lesion volume reduction is not associated with improvement of other periarticular bone measures: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Arthritis Res Ther. 2013; 15(5):R153. PMID: 24432365.
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    38. Ward RJ, Xu TR, Milligan G. GPCR oligomerization and receptor trafficking. Methods Enzymol. 2013; 521:69-90. PMID: 23351734.
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    39. Sparano DM, Ward RP. Management of asymptomatic, severe mitral regurgitation. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2012 Dec; 14(6):575-83. PMID: 22961273.
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    40. Majumdar A, Ward RK, Aboulnasr T. Non-convex algorithm for sparse and low-rank recovery: application to dynamic MRI reconstruction. Magn Reson Imaging. 2013 Apr; 31(3):448-55. PMID: 23102947.
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    41. Mansour IN, Razi RR, Bhave NM, Ward RP. Comparison of the updated 2011 appropriate use criteria for echocardiography to the original criteria for transthoracic, transesophageal, and stress echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2012 Nov; 25(11):1153-61. PMID: 22998855.
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    42. Majumdar A, Ward RK, Aboulnasr T. Compressed sensing based real-time dynamic MRI reconstruction. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2012 Dec; 31(12):2253-66. PMID: 22949054.
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    43. Patel MR, Bailey SR, Bonow RO, Chambers CE, Chan PS, Dehmer GJ, Kirtane AJ, Wann LS, Ward RP, Douglas PS, Patel MR, Bailey SR, Altus P, Barnard DD, Blankenship JC, Casey DE, Dean LS, Fazel R, Gilchrist IC, Kavinsky CJ, Lakoski SG, Le DE, Lesser JR, Levine GN, Mehran R, Russo AM, Sorrentino MJ, Williams MR, Wong JB, Wolk MJ, Bailey SR, Douglas PS, Hendel RC, Kramer CM, Min JK, Patel MR, Shaw L, Stainback RF, Allen JM. ACCF/SCAI/AATS/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HFSA/HRS/SCCM/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2012 appropriate use criteria for diagnostic catheterization: American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions American Association for Thoracic Surgery American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Heart Failure Society of America Heart Rhythm Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 Sep 01; 80(3):E50-81. PMID: 22678595.
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    44. Ward RP. Appropriate use criteria for echocardiography: new applications for a new era of utilization. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2012 Jun; 25(6):599-602. PMID: 22625210.
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    45. Patel MR, Bailey SR, Bonow RO, Chambers CE, Chan PS, Dehmer GJ, Kirtane AJ, Wann LS, Ward RP. ACCF/SCAI/AATS/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HFSA/HRS/SCCM/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2012 appropriate use criteria for diagnostic catheterization: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Failure Society of America, Heart Rhythm Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 May 29; 59(22):1995-2027. PMID: 22578925.
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    46. Majumdar A, Ward RK. Calibration-less multi-coil MR image reconstruction. Magn Reson Imaging. 2012 Sep; 30(7):1032-45. PMID: 22503088.
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    47. Xu TR, Ward RJ, Pediani JD, Milligan G. Intramolecular fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) sensors of the orexin OX1 and OX2 receptors identify slow kinetics of agonist activation. J Biol Chem. 2012 Apr 27; 287(18):14937-49. PMID: 22389503.
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    48. Otero HJ, Fang CH, Sekar M, Ward RJ, Neumann PJ. Accuracy, risk and the intrinsic value of diagnostic imaging: a review of the cost-utility literature. Acad Radiol. 2012 May; 19(5):599-606. PMID: 22342653.
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    49. Tuite MJ, Daffner RH, Weissman BN, Bancroft L, Bennett DL, Blebea JS, Bruno MA, Fries IB, Hayes CW, Kransdorf MJ, Luchs JS, Morrison WB, Roberts CC, Scharf SC, Stoller DW, Taljanovic MS, Ward RJ, Wise JN, Zoga AC. ACR appropriateness criteria(®) acute trauma to the knee. J Am Coll Radiol. 2012 Feb; 9(2):96-103. PMID: 22305695.
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    50. Ryan JJ, Mehta R, Thiruvoipati T, Ward RP, Williams KA. Stress-only imaging in patients with prior SPECT MPI: a simulation study. J Nucl Cardiol. 2012 Apr; 19(2):311-8. PMID: 22259008.
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    51. Sparano DM, Ward RP. Pericarditis and pericardial effusion: management update. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2011 Dec; 13(6):543-55. PMID: 21989746.
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    52. Majumdar A, Ward RK. Nuclear norm-regularized SENSE reconstruction. Magn Reson Imaging. 2012 Feb; 30(2):213-21. PMID: 22055747.
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    53. Majumdar A, Ward RK. Exploiting rank deficiency and transform domain sparsity for MR image reconstruction. Magn Reson Imaging. 2012 Jan; 30(1):9-18. PMID: 21937179.
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    54. Bhave NM, Ward RP. Echocardiographic assessment and clinical management of tricuspid regurgitation. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2011 Jun; 13(3):258-64. PMID: 21374104.
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    55. Smith NJ, Ward RJ, Stoddart LA, Hudson BD, Kostenis E, Ulven T, Morris JC, Tränkle C, Tikhonova IG, Adams DR, Milligan G. Extracellular loop 2 of the free fatty acid receptor 2 mediates allosterism of a phenylacetamide ago-allosteric modulator. Mol Pharmacol. 2011 Jul; 80(1):163-73. PMID: 21498659.
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    56. Bhave NM, Mansour IN, Veronesi F, Razi RR, Lang RM, Ward RP. Use of a web-based application of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Society of Echocardiography Appropriateness Use Criteria for Transthoracic Echocardiography: a pilot study. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2011 Mar; 24(3):271-6. PMID: 21338864.
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    57. ACCF/ASE/AHA/ASNC/HFSA/HRS/SCAI/SCCM/SCCT/SCMR 2011 Appropriate Use Criteria for Echocardiography. A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, American Society of Echocardiography, American Heart Association, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Failure Society of America, Heart Rhythm Society, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Endorsed by the American College of Chest Physicians. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Mar 01; 57(9):1126-66. PMID: 21349406.
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    58. Hendel RC, Abbott BG, Bateman TM, Blankstein R, Calnon DA, Leppo JA, Maddahi J, Schumaecker MM, Shaw LJ, Ward RP, Wolinsky DG. The role of radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging for asymptomatic individuals. J Nucl Cardiol. 2011 Feb; 18(1):3-15. PMID: 21181519.
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    59. Majumdar A, Ward RK. An algorithm for sparse MRI reconstruction by Schatten p-norm minimization. Magn Reson Imaging. 2011 Apr; 29(3):408-17. PMID: 20952139.
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    60. Rich JD, Ward RP. Right-ventricular function by nuclear cardiology. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2010 Sep; 25(5):445-50. PMID: 20671552.
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    61. Mansour IN, Lang RM, Aburuwaida WM, Bhave NM, Ward RP. Evaluation of the clinical application of the ACCF/ASE appropriateness criteria for stress echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2010 Nov; 23(11):1199-204. PMID: 20724108.
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    62. DeVore AD, Sorrentino M, Arnsdorf MF, Ward RP, Bakris GL, Blankstein R. Predictors of hypertension control in a diverse general cardiology practice. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2010 Aug; 12(8):570-7. PMID: 20695933.
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    63. Rich JD, Chen S, Ward RP. Comparison of high risk stress myocardial perfusion imaging findings in men with rapid versus prolonged recovery of ST-segment depression after exercise stress testing. Am J Cardiol. 2010 May 15; 105(10):1361-4. PMID: 20451679.
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    64. Majumdar A, Ward RK. Under-determined non-cartesian MR reconstruction with non-convex sparsity promoting analysis prior. Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2010; 13(Pt 3):513-20. PMID: 20879439.
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    65. Ward RP, Krauss D, Mansour IN, Lemieux N, Gera N, Lang RM. Comparison of the clinical application of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Society of Echocardiography Appropriateness Criteria for outpatient transthoracic echocardiography in academic and community practice settings. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2009 Dec; 22(12):1375-81. PMID: 19766446.
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    66. Shin JH, Pokharna HK, Williams KA, Mehta R, Ward RP. SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging with prone-only acquisitions: correlation with coronary angiography. J Nucl Cardiol. 2009 Jul-Aug; 16(4):590-6. PMID: 19466502.
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    67. Polonsky TS, Taillon LA, Sheth H, Min JK, Archer SL, Ward RP. The association between erectile dysfunction and peripheral arterial disease as determined by screening ankle-brachial index testing. Atherosclerosis. 2009 Dec; 207(2):440-4. PMID: 19501825.
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    68. Mansour IN, Lang RM, Furlong KT, Ryan A, Ward RP. Evaluation of the application of the ACCF/ASE appropriateness criteria for transesophageal echocardiography in an academic medical center. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2009 May; 22(5):517-22. PMID: 19345062.
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    69. Gera N, Taillon LA, Ward RP. Usefulness of abnormal heart rate recovery on exercise stress testing to predict high-risk findings on single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging in men. Am J Cardiol. 2009 Mar 01; 103(5):611-4. PMID: 19231321.
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    70. Hendel RC, Budoff MJ, Cardella JF, Chambers CE, Dent JM, Fitzgerald DM, Hodgson JM, Klodas E, Kramer CM, Stillman AE, Tilkemeier PL, Ward RP, Weigold WG, White RD, Woodard PK. ACC/AHA/ACR/ASE/ASNC/HRS/NASCI/RSNA/SAIP/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/SIR 2008 Key Data Elements and Definitions for Cardiac Imaging A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Data Standards (Writing Committee to Develop Clinical Data Standards for Cardiac Imaging). J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Jan 06; 53(1):91-124. PMID: 19118731.
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    71. Ward RP. Appropriateness criteria for echocardiography: an important step toward improving quality. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2009 Jan; 22(1):60-2. PMID: 19131003.
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    72. Hendel RC, Budoff MJ, Cardella JF, Chambers CE, Dent JM, Fitzgerald DM, Hodgson JM, Klodas E, Kramer CM, Stillman AE, Tilkemeier PL, Ward RP, Weigold WG, White RD, Woodard PK. ACC/AHA/ACR/ASE/ASNC/HRS/NASCI/RSNA/SAIP/SCAI/ SCCT/SCMR/SIR 2008 Key Data Elements and Definitions for Cardiac Imaging: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Data Standards (Writing Committee to Develop Clinical Data Standards for Cardiac Imaging). Circulation. 2009 Jan 06; 119(1):154-86. PMID: 19064685.
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    73. Ward RP, Mansour IN, Lemieux N, Gera N, Mehta R, Lang RM. Prospective evaluation of the clinical application of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Society of Echocardiography Appropriateness Criteria for transthoracic echocardiography. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2008 Sep; 1(5):663-71. PMID: 19356497.
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    74. Ward RP, Lammertin G, Virnich DE, Polonsky TS, Lang RM. Use of carotid intima-media thickness to identify patients with ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack with low yield of cardiovascular sources of embolus on transesophageal echocardiography. Stroke. 2008 Nov; 39(11):2969-74. PMID: 18723422.
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    75. Lodato JA, Ward RP, Lang RM. Echocardiographic predictors of pulmonary embolism in patients referred for helical CT. Echocardiography. 2008 Jul; 25(6):584-90. PMID: 18652005.
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    76. Mehta R, Ward RP, Chandra S, Agarwal R, Williams KA. Evaluation of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Society of Nuclear Cardiology appropriateness criteria for SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging. J Nucl Cardiol. 2008 May-Jun; 15(3):337-44. PMID: 18513640.
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    77. Mor-Avi V, Koch R, Holper EM, Goonewardena S, Coon PD, Min JK, Fedson S, Ward RP, Lang RM. Value of vasodilator stress myocardial contrast echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging for the differential diagnosis of ischemic versus nonischemic cardiomyopathy. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2008 May; 21(5):425-32. PMID: 18187290.
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    78. Ward RP, Weiner J, Taillon LA, Ghani SN, Min JK, Williams KA. Comparison of findings on stress myocardial perfusion imaging in men with versus without erectile dysfunction and without prior heart disease. Am J Cardiol. 2008 Feb 15; 101(4):502-5. PMID: 18312766.
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    79. Hansen CL, Goldstein RA, Akinboboye OO, Berman DS, Botvinick EH, Churchwell KB, Cooke CD, Corbett JR, Cullom SJ, Dahlberg ST, Druz RS, Ficaro EP, Galt JR, Garg RK, Germano G, Heller GV, Henzlova MJ, Hyun MC, Johnson LL, Mann A, McCallister BD, Quaife RA, Ruddy TD, Sundaram SN, Taillefer R, Ward RP, Mahmarian JJ. Myocardial perfusion and function: single photon emission computed tomography. J Nucl Cardiol. 2007 Nov-Dec; 14(6):e39-60. PMID: 18022099.
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    80. Ward RP, Al-Mallah MH, Grossman GB, Hansen CL, Hendel RC, Kerwin TC, McCallister BD, Mehta R, Polk DM, Tilkemeier PL, Vashist A, Williams KA, Wolinsky DG, Ficaro EP. American Society of Nuclear Cardiology review of the ACCF/ASNC appropriateness criteria for single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging (SPECT MPI). J Nucl Cardiol. 2007 Nov-Dec; 14(6):e26-38. PMID: 18022098.
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    81. Smelley MP, Virnich DE, Williams KA, Ward RP. A hypertensive response to exercise is associated with transient ischemic dilation on myocardial perfusion SPECT imaging. J Nucl Cardiol. 2007 Jul; 14(4):537-43. PMID: 17679062.
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    82. Shah DP, Min JK, Raman J, Lodato JA, Van Kley D, Lang RM, Ward RP. Thrombus-in-transit: two cases and a review of diagnosis and management. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2007 Oct; 20(10):1219.e6-8. PMID: 17583475.
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    83. Ward RP, Goonewardena SN, Lammertin G, Lang RM. Comparison of the frequency of abnormal cardiac findings by echocardiography in patients with and without peripheral arterial disease. Am J Cardiol. 2007 Feb 15; 99(4):499-503. PMID: 17293193.
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    86. Min JK, Williams KA, Okwuosa TM, Bell GW, Panutich MS, Ward RP. Prediction of coronary heart disease by erectile dysfunction in men referred for nuclear stress testing. Arch Intern Med. 2006 Jan 23; 166(2):201-6. PMID: 16432089.
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    87. Okwuosa TM, Gundeck EL, Ward RP. Coronary to pulmonary artery fistula--diagnosis by transesophageal echocardiography. Echocardiography. 2006 Jan; 23(1):62-4. PMID: 16412187.
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    88. Ward RP, Don CW, Furlong KT, Lang RM. Predictors of long-term mortality in patients with ischemic stroke referred for transesophageal echocardiography. Stroke. 2006 Jan; 37(1):204-8. PMID: 16339470.
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    89. Ward RP, Leeper NJ, Kirkpatrick JN, Lang RM, Sorrentino MJ, Williams KA. The effect of preoperative statin therapy on cardiovascular outcomes in patients undergoing infrainguinal vascular surgery. Int J Cardiol. 2005 Oct 10; 104(3):264-8. PMID: 16186054.
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    91. Blankstein R, Ward RP, Arnsdorf M, Jones B, Lou YB, Pine M. Female gender is an independent predictor of operative mortality after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: contemporary analysis of 31 Midwestern hospitals. Circulation. 2005 Aug 30; 112(9 Suppl):I323-7. PMID: 16159840.
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    92. Ward RP, Min JK, McDonough KM, Lang RM. High prevalence of important cardiac findings in patients with peripheral arterial disease referred for echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2005 Aug; 18(8):844-9. PMID: 16084337.
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    93. Ward RP, Lang RM. Advances in transesophageal echocardiographic imaging. Minerva Cardioangiol. 2005 Jun; 53(3):185-93. PMID: 16003253.
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    94. Decara JM, Kirkpatrick JN, Spencer KT, Ward RP, Kasza K, Furlong K, Lang RM. Use of hand-carried ultrasound devices to augment the accuracy of medical student bedside cardiac diagnoses. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2005 Mar; 18(3):257-63. PMID: 15746716.
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    95. Ward RP, Don CW, Furlong KT, Lang RM. Racial differences in aortic atheroma in patients undergoing transesophageal echocardiography for unexplained stroke or transient ischemic attack. Am J Cardiol. 2004 Nov 01; 94(9):1211-4. PMID: 15518628.
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    96. Haverfield EV, McKenzie CA, Forrester T, Bouzekri N, Harding R, Serjeant G, Walker T, Peto TE, Ward R, Weatherall DJ. UGT1A1 variation and gallstone formation in sickle cell disease. Blood. 2005 Feb 01; 105(3):968-72. PMID: 15388579.
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    97. Schwalm SA, Sugeng L, Ward RP, Lang RM. Combination of acceleration and collision involving the left atrial appendage limbus as a mechanism of hemolytic anemia in the setting of periprosthetic mitral valve regurgitation. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2004 Aug; 17(8):913-5. PMID: 15282500.
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    98. Schwalm S, Ward RP, Spencer KT. Transient ischemic attack in a patient with pulmonary vein thrombosis after left upper lobectomy for squamous cell lung cancer. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2004 May; 17(5):487-8. PMID: 15122195.
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    99. Ward RP, Mor-Avi V, Lang RM. Assessment of left ventricular function with contrast echocardiography. Cardiol Clin. 2004 May; 22(2):211-9. PMID: 15158935.
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    100. Kirkpatrick JN, Wong T, Bednarz JE, Spencer KT, Sugeng L, Ward RP, DeCara JM, Weinert L, Krausz T, Lang RM. Differential diagnosis of cardiac masses using contrast echocardiographic perfusion imaging. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004 Apr 21; 43(8):1412-9. PMID: 15093876.
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    101. Ro TK, Lang RM, Ward RP. Acute pancreatitis mimicking myocardial infarction: evaluation with myocardial contrast echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2004 Apr; 17(4):387-90. PMID: 15044875.
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    102. Langerman A, Schneider JA, Ward RP. Pheochromocytoma storm presenting as cardiovascular collapse at term pregnancy. Rev Cardiovasc Med. 2004; 5(4):226-30. PMID: 15580162.
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    103. Ward RP, Collins KA, Balasia B, Spencer KT, Decara JM, Mor-Avi V, Sugeng L, Lang RM. Harmonic imaging for endocardial visualization and myocardial contrast echocardiography during transesophageal echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2004 Jan; 17(1):10-4. PMID: 14712181.
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    104. Ward RP, Lang RM. Innovations in transesophageal echocardiographic imaging. Echocardiography. 2003 Nov; 20(8):755-61. PMID: 14641383.
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    105. Ward RP, Pokharna HK, Lang RM, Williams KA. Resting "Solar Polar" map pattern and reduced apical flow reserve: characteristics of apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy on SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging. J Nucl Cardiol. 2003 Sep-Oct; 10(5):506-12. PMID: 14569244.
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    106. Ward RP, Saylor C. Nursing school curricula and hospital-based training programs. AORN J. 2002 Dec; 76(6):1022-31. PMID: 12528490.
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    107. Ward RP, Lang RM. Myocardial contrast echocardiography in acute coronary syndromes. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2002 Sep; 17(5):455-63. PMID: 12357120.
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    108. Ward RP, Weinert L, Spencer KT, Furlong KT, Bednarz J, DeCara J, Lang RM. Quantitative diagnosis of apical cardiomyopathy using contrast echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2002 Apr; 15(4):316-22. PMID: 11944008.
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    109. Ward RP, Anderson AS. Slowing the progression of CHF. Drug therapy to correct neurohormonal abnormalities. Postgrad Med. 2001 Mar; 109(3):36-8, 41-5. PMID: 11265361.
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    110. Ward RP, Sugeng L, Weinert L, Korcarz C, Verdino RJ, Spencer KT, Lang RM. Images in cardiovascular medicine. Hemolysis after mitral valve repair. Circulation. 2000 Feb 15; 101(6):695-6. PMID: 10673264.
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