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David Bekelman

TitlePrincipal Investigator
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
DepartmentSOM-MED

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    R01NR013422     (BEKELMAN, DAVID B.)Sep 27, 2011 - Jul 31, 2016
    NIH/NINR
    Improving Symptoms and Quality of Life in Advanced Chronic Heart Failure
    Role: Principal Investigator

    I01HX001770     (BEKELMAN, DAVID B.)Jul 1, 2016 - Dec 31, 2020
    VA
    Palliative Care to Improve Quality of Life in CHF and COPD
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Portz JD, Ford KL, Doyon K, Bekelman DB, Boxer RS, Kutner JS, Czaja S, Bull S. Using Grounded Theory to Inform the Human-Centered Design of Digital Health in Geriatric Palliative Care. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Jun 29. PMID: 32615298.
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    2. Portz JD, Lum HD, Bull S, Boxer RS, Bekelman DB, Ford KL, Gleason K, Casillas A, Bayliss EA. Perceptions of Patient Portal Use for Advance Directive Documentation among Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions. J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care. 2020 Jun 01; 1-12. PMID: 32482160.
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    3. Giannitrapani KF, Walling AM, Garcia A, Foglia M, Lowery JS, Lo N, Bekelman D, Brown-Johnson C, Haverfield M, Festa N, Shreve ST, Gale RC, Lehmann LS, Lorenz KA. Pilot of the Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions Initiative Among Veterans With Serious Illness. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 May 08; 1049909120923595. PMID: 32383388.
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    4. Hadler RA, Curtis BR, Ikejiani DZ, Bekelman DB, Harinstein M, Bakitas MA, Hess R, Arnold RM, Kavalieratos D. "I'd Have to Basically Be on My Deathbed": Heart Failure Patients' Perceptions of and Preferences for Palliative Care. J Palliat Med. 2020 Jan 09. PMID: 31916910.
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    5. Bekelman DB, Fink RM, Sannes T, Kline DM, Borrayo EA, Turvey C, Fischer SM. Puente para cuidar (bridge to caring): A palliative care patient navigator and counseling intervention to improve distress in Latino/as with advanced cancer. Psychooncology. 2020 04; 29(4):688-695. PMID: 31834646.
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    6. Bekelman DB, Knoepke CE, Turvey C. Identifying critical psychotherapy targets in serious cardiac conditions: The importance of addressing coping with symptoms, healthcare navigation, and social support. Palliat Support Care. 2019 10; 17(5):531-535. PMID: 30702055.
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    7. Dickman Portz J, Ford K, Bekelman DB, Boxer RS, Kutner JS, Czaja S, Elsbernd K, Bull S. "We're Taking Something So Human and Trying to Digitize": Provider Recommendations for mHealth in Palliative Care. J Palliat Med. 2020 Feb; 23(2):240-247. PMID: 31526220.
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    8. Flint KM, Fairclough DL, Spertus JA, Bekelman DB. Does heart failure-specific health status identify patients with bothersome symptoms, depression, anxiety, and/or poorer spiritual well-being? Eur Heart J Qual Care Clin Outcomes. 2019 07 01; 5(3):233-241. PMID: 30649237.
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    9. Graney BA, Au DH, Barón AE, Cheng A, Combs SA, Glorioso TJ, Paden G, Parsons EC, Rabin BA, Ritzwoller DP, Stonecipher JJ, Turvey C, Welsh CH, Bekelman DB. Advancing Symptom Alleviation with Palliative Treatment (ADAPT) trial to improve quality of life: a study protocol for a randomized clinical trial. Trials. 2019 Jun 13; 20(1):355. PMID: 31196156.
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    10. Portz JD, Fruhauf C, Bull S, Boxer RS, Bekelman DB, Casillas A, Gleason K, Bayliss EA. "Call a Teenager… That's What I Do!" - Grandchildren Help Older Adults Use New Technologies: Qualitative Study. JMIR Aging. 2019 Jun 06; 2(1):e13713. PMID: 31518274.
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    11. Bekelman DB. Improving Primary and Specialist Palliative Care in Cardiovascular Disease. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 05 03; 2(5):e192356. PMID: 31050771.
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    12. Hadler RA, Goldstein NE, Bekelman DB, Riegel B, Allen LA, Arnold RM, Harinstein ME, Kavalieratos D. "Why Would I Choose Death?": A Qualitative Study of Patient Understanding of the Role and Limitations of Cardiac Devices. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2019 May/Jun; 34(3):275-282. PMID: 30789490.
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    13. Portz JD, Bayliss EA, Bull S, Boxer RS, Bekelman DB, Gleason K, Czaja S. Using the Technology Acceptance Model to Explore User Experience, Intent to Use, and Use Behavior of a Patient Portal Among Older Adults With Multiple Chronic Conditions: Descriptive Qualitative Study. J Med Internet Res. 2019 04 08; 21(4):e11604. PMID: 30958272.
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    14. Buck HG, Bekelman D, Cameron J, Chung M, Hooker S, Pucciarelli G, Stromberg A, Riegel B, Vellone E. A body of work, a missed opportunity: Dyadic research in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 04; 67(4):854-855. PMID: 30632603.
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    15. Kluger BM, Shattuck J, Berk J, Sebring K, Jones W, Brunetti F, Fairmont I, Bowles DW, Sillau S, Bekelman DB. Defining Palliative Care Needs in Parkinson's Disease. Mov Disord Clin Pract. 2019 Feb; 6(2):125-131. PMID: 30838311.
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    16. Portz JD, Cognetta S, Bekelman DB. Potential Technology Development for Palliative Care. J Palliat Med. 2018 07; 21(7):899-900. PMID: 29975619.
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    17. Bekelman DB, Allen LA, McBryde CF, Hattler B, Fairclough DL, Havranek EP, Turvey C, Meek PM. Effect of a Collaborative Care Intervention vs Usual Care on Health Status of Patients With Chronic Heart Failure: The CASA Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 04 01; 178(4):511-519. PMID: 29482218.
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    18. Bekelman DB, Johnson-Koenke R, Bowles DW, Fischer SM. Improving Early Palliative Care with a Scalable, Stepped Peer Navigator and Social Work Intervention: A Single-Arm Clinical Trial. J Palliat Med. 2018 07; 21(7):1011-1016. PMID: 29461908.
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    19. Kavalieratos D, Gelfman LP, Tycon LE, Riegel B, Bekelman DB, Ikejiani DZ, Goldstein N, Kimmel SE, Bakitas MA, Arnold RM. Palliative Care in Heart Failure: Rationale, Evidence, and Future Priorities. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Oct 10; 70(15):1919-1930. PMID: 28982506.
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    20. Hooker SA, Schmiege SJ, Trivedi RB, Amoyal NR, Bekelman DB. Mutuality and heart failure self-care in patients and their informal caregivers. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2018 02; 17(2):102-113. PMID: 28868917.
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    21. Nicholas Dionne-Odom J, Hooker SA, Bekelman D, Ejem D, McGhan G, Kitko L, Strömberg A, Wells R, Astin M, Metin ZG, Mancarella G, Pamboukian SV, Evangelista L, Buck HG, Bakitas MA. Family caregiving for persons with heart failure at the intersection of heart failure and palliative care: a state-of-the-science review. Heart Fail Rev. 2017 09; 22(5):543-557. PMID: 28160116.
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    22. Boersma I, Jones J, Coughlan C, Carter J, Bekelman D, Miyasaki J, Kutner J, Kluger B. Palliative Care and Parkinson's Disease: Caregiver Perspectives. J Palliat Med. 2017 09; 20(9):930-938. PMID: 28520498.
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    23. Hooker SA, Ross K, Masters KS, Park CL, Hale AE, Allen LA, Bekelman DB. Denver Spirited Heart: Mixed-Methods Pilot Study of a Psychospiritual Intervention for Heart Failure Patients. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2017 May/Jun; 32(3):226-235. PMID: 27076391.
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    24. Bekelman DB, Johnson-Koenke R, Ahluwalia SC, Walling AM, Peterson J, Sudore RL. Development and Feasibility of a Structured Goals of Care Communication Guide. J Palliat Med. 2017 09; 20(9):1004-1012. PMID: 28422561.
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    25. Fischer S, Bekelman D. Gender Differences in Sexual Interest or Activity among Adults with Symptomatic Heart Failure. J Palliat Med. 2017 08; 20(8):890-894. PMID: 28318353.
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    26. Kluger BM, Fox S, Timmons S, Katz M, Galifianakis NB, Subramanian I, Carter JH, Johnson MJ, Richfield EW, Bekelman D, Kutner JS, Miyasaki J. Palliative care and Parkinson's disease: Meeting summary and recommendations for clinical research. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2017 04; 37:19-26. PMID: 28108265.
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    27. Flint KM, Schmiege SJ, Allen LA, Fendler TJ, Rumsfeld J, Bekelman D. Health Status Trajectories Among Outpatients With Heart Failure. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 02; 53(2):224-231. PMID: 27756621.
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    28. Bekelman DB, Allen LA, Peterson J, Hattler B, Havranek EP, Fairclough DL, McBryde CF, Meek PM. Rationale and study design of a patient-centered intervention to improve health status in chronic heart failure: The Collaborative Care to Alleviate Symptoms and Adjust to Illness (CASA) randomized trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 11; 51:1-7. PMID: 27634669.
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    29. Fischer SM, Bekelman D, Bailey FA. Family Assessment of Quality of Care in the Last Month of Life. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 08 01; 176(8):1102-4. PMID: 27367457.
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    30. Boersma I, Jones J, Carter J, Bekelman D, Miyasaki J, Kutner J, Kluger B. Parkinson disease patients' perspectives on palliative care needs: What are they telling us? Neurol Clin Pract. 2016 Jun; 6(3):209-219. PMID: 27347438.
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    31. Bekelman DB, Rabin BA, Nowels CT, Sahay A, Heidenreich PA, Fischer SM, Main DS. Barriers and Facilitators to Scaling Up Outpatient Palliative Care. J Palliat Med. 2016 Apr; 19(4):456-9. PMID: 26974489.
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    32. Lum HD, Carey EP, Fairclough D, Plomondon ME, Hutt E, Rumsfeld JS, Bekelman DB. Burdensome Physical and Depressive Symptoms Predict Heart Failure-Specific Health Status Over One Year. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 06; 51(6):963-70. PMID: 26921492.
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    33. Burke RE, Johnson-Koenke R, Nowels C, Silveira MJ, Jones J, Bekelman DB. Can we engage caregiver spouses of patients with heart failure with a low-intensity, symptom-guided intervention? Heart Lung. 2016 Mar-Apr; 45(2):114-20. PMID: 26831372.
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    34. Lum HD, Jones J, Lahoff D, Allen LA, Bekelman DB, Kutner JS, Matlock DD. Unique challenges of hospice for patients with heart failure: A qualitative study of hospice clinicians. Am Heart J. 2015 Sep; 170(3):524-30.e3. PMID: 26385036.
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    35. Hooker SA, Grigsby ME, Riegel B, Bekelman DB. The Impact of Relationship Quality on Health-Related Outcomes in Heart Failure Patients and Informal Family Caregivers: An Integrative Review. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2015 Jul-Aug; 30(4 Suppl 1):S52-63. PMID: 25955196.
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    36. Thompson LE, Bekelman DB, Allen LA, Peterson PN. Patient-reported outcomes in heart failure: existing measures and future uses. Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2015 Jun; 12(3):236-46. PMID: 25703897.
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    37. Bekelman DB, Plomondon ME, Carey EP, Sullivan MD, Nelson KM, Hattler B, McBryde CF, Lehmann KG, Gianola K, Heidenreich PA, Rumsfeld JS. Primary Results of the Patient-Centered Disease Management (PCDM) for Heart Failure Study: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 May; 175(5):725-32. PMID: 25822284.
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    38. Hoth KF, Wamboldt FS, Ford DW, Sandhaus RA, Strange C, Bekelman DB, Holm KE. The social environment and illness uncertainty in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Int J Behav Med. 2015 Apr; 22(2):223-32. PMID: 25008041.
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    39. Lum HD, Sudore RL, Bekelman DB. Advance care planning in the elderly. Med Clin North Am. 2015 Mar; 99(2):391-403. PMID: 25700590.
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    40. Jones J, Nowels CT, Sudore R, Ahluwalia S, Bekelman DB. The future as a series of transitions: qualitative study of heart failure patients and their informal caregivers. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Feb; 30(2):176-82. PMID: 25385209.
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    41. Burke RE, Jones J, Ho PM, Bekelman DB. Caregivers' perceived roles in caring for patients with heart failure: what do clinicians need to know? J Card Fail. 2014 Oct; 20(10):731-738. PMID: 25084216.
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    42. Ahluwalia SC, Bekelman DB, Huynh AK, Prendergast TJ, Shreve S, Lorenz KA. Barriers and strategies to an iterative model of advance care planning communication. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2015 Dec; 32(8):817-23. PMID: 24988894.
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    43. Lum HD, Lo D, Hooker S, Bekelman DB. Caregiving in heart failure: relationship quality is associated with caregiver benefit finding and caregiver burden. Heart Lung. 2014 Jul-Aug; 43(4):306-10. PMID: 24992881.
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    44. Bradley SM, Stanislawski MA, Bekelman DB, Monteith LL, Cohen BE, Schilling JH, Hunt SC, Milek D, Maddox TM, Ho PM, Shore S, Varosy PD, Matthieu MM, Rumsfeld JS. Invasive coronary procedure use and outcomes among veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: insights from the Veterans Affairs Clinical Assessment, Reporting, and Tracking Program. Am Heart J. 2014 Sep; 168(3):381-390.e6. PMID: 25173551.
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    45. Shalaby AA, Brumberg GE, Pointer L, Bekelman DB, Rumsfeld JS, Yang Y, Pellegrini CN, Heidenreich PA, Keung E, Massie BM, Varosy PD. Depression and outcome among veterans with implantable cardioverter defibrillators with or without cardiac resynchronization therapy capability. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Aug; 37(8):994-1001. PMID: 24520992.
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    46. Bekelman DB, Hooker S, Nowels CT, Main DS, Meek P, McBryde C, Hattler B, Lorenz KA, Heidenreich PA. Feasibility and acceptability of a collaborative care intervention to improve symptoms and quality of life in chronic heart failure: mixed methods pilot trial. J Palliat Med. 2014 Feb; 17(2):145-51. PMID: 24329424.
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    47. Bekelman DB, Plomondon ME, Sullivan MD, Nelson K, Hattler B, McBryde C, Lehmann KG, Potfay J, Heidenreich P, Rumsfeld JS. Patient-centered disease management (PCDM) for heart failure: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2013 Jul 09; 13:49. PMID: 23837415.
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    48. Hoth KF, Wamboldt FS, Strand M, Ford DW, Sandhaus RA, Strange C, Bekelman DB, Holm KE. Prospective impact of illness uncertainty on outcomes in chronic lung disease. Health Psychol. 2013 Nov; 32(11):1170-4. PMID: 23772888.
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    49. Retrum JH, Nowels CT, Bekelman DB. Patient and caregiver congruence: the importance of dyads in heart failure care. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2013 Mar-Apr; 28(2):129-36. PMID: 22343213.
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    50. Jones J, McDermott CM, Nowels CT, Matlock DD, Bekelman DB. The experience of fatigue as a distressing symptom of heart failure. Heart Lung. 2012 Sep-Oct; 41(5):484-91. PMID: 22652166.
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    51. Bekelman DB, Nowels CT, Retrum JH, Allen LA, Shakar S, Hutt E, Heyborne T, Main DS, Kutner JS. Giving voice to patients' and family caregivers' needs in chronic heart failure: implications for palliative care programs. J Palliat Med. 2011 Dec; 14(12):1317-24. PMID: 22107107.
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    52. Matlock DD, Nowels CT, Masoudi FA, Sauer WH, Bekelman DB, Main DS, Kutner JS. Patient and cardiologist perceptions on decision making for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: a qualitative study. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2011 Dec; 34(12):1634-44. PMID: 21972983.
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    53. Smolderen KG, Spertus JA, Reid KJ, Buchanan DM, Vaccarino V, Lichtman JH, Bekelman DB, Chan PS. Association of somatic and cognitive depressive symptoms and biomarkers in acute myocardial infarction: insights from the translational research investigating underlying disparities in acute myocardial infarction patients' health status registry. Biol Psychiatry. 2012 Jan 01; 71(1):22-9. PMID: 21903199.
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    54. Bekelman DB, Nowels CT, Allen LA, Shakar S, Kutner JS, Matlock DD. Outpatient palliative care for chronic heart failure: a case series. J Palliat Med. 2011 Jul; 14(7):815-21. PMID: 21554021.
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    55. Peterson PN, Shetterly SM, Clarke CL, Bekelman DB, Chan PS, Allen LA, Matlock DD, Magid DJ, Masoudi FA. Health literacy and outcomes among patients with heart failure. JAMA. 2011 Apr 27; 305(16):1695-701. PMID: 21521851.
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    56. Matlock DD, Nowels CT, Bekelman DB. Patient perspectives on decision making in heart failure. J Card Fail. 2010 Oct; 16(10):823-6. PMID: 20932464.
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    57. Bekelman DB, Parry C, Curlin FA, Yamashita TE, Fairclough DL, Wamboldt FS. A comparison of two spirituality instruments and their relationship with depression and quality of life in chronic heart failure. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2010 Mar; 39(3):515-26. PMID: 20303028.
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    58. Bekelman DB, Rumsfeld JS, Havranek EP, Yamashita TE, Hutt E, Gottlieb SH, Dy SM, Kutner JS. Symptom burden, depression, and spiritual well-being: a comparison of heart failure and advanced cancer patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 May; 24(5):592-8. PMID: 19288160.
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    59. Coombes JM, Steiner JF, Bekelman DB, Prochazka AV, Denberg TD. Clinical outcomes associated with attempts to educate patients about lower endoscopy: a narrative review. J Community Health. 2008 Jun; 33(3):149-57. PMID: 18165928.
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    60. Bekelman DB, Havranek EP. Palliative care for patients with acute decompensated heart failure: an underused service? Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med. 2008 May; 5(5):250-1. PMID: 18283302.
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    61. Bekelman DB, Hutt E, Masoudi FA, Kutner JS, Rumsfeld JS. Defining the role of palliative care in older adults with heart failure. Int J Cardiol. 2008 Apr 10; 125(2):183-90. PMID: 18022710.
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    62. Bekelman DB, Havranek EP, Becker DM, Kutner JS, Peterson PN, Wittstein IS, Gottlieb SH, Yamashita TE, Fairclough DL, Dy SM. Symptoms, depression, and quality of life in patients with heart failure. J Card Fail. 2007 Oct; 13(8):643-8. PMID: 17923356.
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    63. Bekelman DB, Dy SM, Becker DM, Wittstein IS, Hendricks DE, Yamashita TE, Gottlieb SH. Spiritual well-being and depression in patients with heart failure. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Apr; 22(4):470-7. PMID: 17372795.
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    64. Bekelman DB. Capgras syndrome associated with morphine treatment. J Palliat Med. 2006 Jun; 9(3):810-3. PMID: 16752989.
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    65. Bekelman DB, Carrese JA. A practical 3-step model for managing treatment refusal. J Fam Pract. 2006 May; 55(5):403-7. PMID: 16670035.
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    66. Bekelman DB, Black BS, Shore AD, Kasper JD, Rabins PV. Hospice care in a cohort of elders with dementia and mild cognitive impairment. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2005 Sep; 30(3):208-14. PMID: 16183004.
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