CMRC Children's Memorial Research Center
Publications

The PPRG has 19 years of experience conducting research in primary care settings. Key areas of research in the PPRG have been child behavior and development, child injury growth and nutrition, gastroesophageal reflux, adolescent tobacco use, hypercholesterolemia and lead poisoning. 

List of publications

Eckstein KC, Mikhail LM, Ariza AJ, Thomson JS, Millard SC, Binns HJ; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group. Parents’ perceptions of their child’s weight and health.  Pediatrics. 2006; 117:681-690.

Ariza AJ, Binns HJ.  Childhood Nutritional Status:  Ongoing Surveillance is Necessary.  Swiss Medical Weekly 2004;134:511-513.

Mears CJ, Taylor RR, Jordan KM, Binns HJ; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group. Sociodemographic and symptom predictors of fatigue in an adolescent primary care sample. J Adolesc Health 2004 (in press).

Thomas DG,Flaherty EG, Binns HJ; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group.  Parent expectations and  comfort with discussions of normal childhood sexuality and sexual abuse prevention during office visits. Ambul Pediatr 2004 (in press).

Ariza Aj, Binns HJ, Christoffel KK; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group.  Evaluating data collection capabilities in a primary care practice-based research network. Ann Fam Med 2004 ( in press).

Drobac S, Brickman W, Smith T, Binns HJ. Evaluation of a type 2 diabetes screening protocol in an urban pediatric clinic. Pediatrics 2004;114(7):141-148.

LeBaily S, Ariza A, Bayldon B, Binns HJ; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group. The origin and evolution of a redional pediatric practice-based research network: practical and methological lessons from the Pediatric Practice Research Group. Curr Probl Pedaitr Adolesc Health Care 2003; 33(4):124-134.

Flaherty EG, Sege R, Mattson CL, Binns HJ; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group.  Assessment of suspicion for abuse in the primary care setting.  Ambulatory Pediatrics 2002;2:120-126.

Lavigne JV, Cicchetti C, Gibbons RD, Binns HJ, Larsen L, DeVito C.  Oppositional defiant disorder with onset in preschool years: longitudinal stability and pathways to other disorders. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry  2001;40:1393-1400.

Obarzanek E, Kimm SYS, Barton BA, et al.  Long-term safety and efficacy of a cholesterol-lowering diet in children with elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol: seven-year results of the Dietary  Intervention Study in Children (DISC).  Pediatrics 2001;107:256-264.

Lauer RM, Obarzanek E, Hunsberger SA, et al.  Efficacy and safety of lowering dietary intake of total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol in children with elevated LDL cholesterol: the Dietary Interventions Study in Children.  Am J Clin Nutrition 2000:72(5 Suppl):1332S-1342S.

Lavigne JV, Brown KM, Gidding S, et al.  A cholesterol-lowering diet does not produce adverse psychological effects in children: three-year results from the Dietary Intervention Study in Children.  Health Psychology 1999:18:604-13.

Benuck I, Gidding SS, Binns HJ.  Identification of Adolescent Tobacco Users in a Pediatric Practice.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med Jan 2001;Vol 155; 32-35.

Flaherty EG, Sege R, Binns HJ, Mattson CL, Christoffel KK; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group.  Health care providers' experience reporting child abuse in the primary care setting.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med  2000;154:489-493.

Lavigne JV, Arend R, Rosenbaum D, Smith A, Weissbluth M, Binns HJ, Christoffel KK.  Sleep and behavior problems among preschoolers.  Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 1999;20:164-9.

Lavigne JV, Gibbons R, Arend R, Rosenbaum D, Binns HJ, Christoffel KK; Rational Service Planning in Pediatric Primary Care: Continuity and Change in Psychopathology Among Children Enrolled in Pediatric Practices.  J of Pediatric Psychology 1999; 24:393-403.

Lavigne JV, Binns HJ, Arend R, Christoffel KK, Hayford JR. Psychopathology and health care use among preschool children: a retrospective analysis. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1998;37:262-70.

Lavigne JV, Arend R, Rosenbaum D, Binns, HJ, Christoffel KK, Burns A, Smith A. Mental health service use among young children receiving pediatric primary care. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 1998;37:11;1175-1183.

Lavigne JV, Arend R, Rosenbaum D, Binns HJ, Christoffel K Kaufer, and Gibbons RD.  Psychiatric disorders with onset in the preschool years: II.  Correlates and predictors of stable cause status. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 1998; 37:1255-61.

Lavigne JV, Arend R, Rosenbaum D, Binns HJ, Christoffel K Kaufer, and Gibbons RD.  Psychiatric disorders with onset in the preschool years: I.  Stability of diagnosis. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 1998;37 (12):1246-54.

Binns HJ, LeBailly SA, Fingar AR, Saunders S; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group. Evaluation of risk assessment questions used to target blood lead screening in Illinois. Pediatrics 1999;103:100-106.

Mehta S, Binns HJ; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group.  What do parents know about lead poisoning?  The Chicago Lead Knowledge Test.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1998;152:1213-1218.

Senturia YD, Morehead T, LeBailly S, Horwitz E, Kharasch M, Fisher J, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Bicycle-riding circumstances and injuries in school-aged children: A case-control study.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1997;151:485-489.

Nelson P, Chen E, Syniar G, Christoffel KK. Prevalence of symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux during childhood. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2000;154:150-154.

Nelson SP, Chen EH, Syniar GM, Christoffel K Kaufer, and the PPRG.  One year follow-up of symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux during infancy shows that regurgitation resolves and feeding problems emerge.  Pediatrics 1998;102 (6):E67.

Nelson SP, Chen EH, Syniar GM, Christoffel K Kaufer, and the PPRG.  Prevalence of symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux during infancy:  A pediatric practice‑based survey.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1997; 151:569-572.

Naureckas S, Galanter C, Naureckas E, Donovan M, Christoffel K Kaufer and the PPRG.  Children's and women’s ability to fire handguns. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1995;149:1318-1322.

Reau N, Senturia Y, LeBailly S, Christoffel K Kaufer, and the PPRG.  Infant and toddler feeding patterns and problems: Normative data and a new direction.  J Dev Behav Pediatr 1996;17:149-153.

Binns HJ, LeBailly SA, Poncher J, Kinsella TR, Saunders SE, and the Pediatric Practice Research Group.  Is there lead in the suburbs?  Risk assessment in Chicago suburban pediatric practices.  Pediatrics 1994;93:164-171.

Miller P, Binns H, Christoffel K Kaufer, and the PPRG.  Children’s bicycle helmet attitudes and usage: Association with parental rules.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1996;150:259-264.

Senturia Y, Christoffel K Kaufer, Donovan M and the PPRG.  Gun storage patterns in U.S. homes with children: A pediatric practice-based survey.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1996;150:265-269.

Senturia YD, Christoffel K Kaufer, Donovan M and the PPRG.  Children's household exposure to guns: A pediatric practice-based survey.  Pediatrics 1994;93:469-475.

Dietz KR, Lavigne JV, Arend R, and Rosenbaum D.  Relation between intelligence and psychopathology among preschoolers.  J Clin Child Psychol 1997; 26:99-107.

Arend R, Lavigne JV, Rosenbaum D, Binns HJ, and Christoffel K Kaufer.  Relation between taxonomic and quantitative diagnostic systems in preschool children: Emphasis on disruptive disorders.  J Clin Child Psychol 1996; 25(4):388-397.

Lavigne JV, Gibbons RD, Christoffel, K Kaufer, Arend R, Rosenbaum D, Binns H, Dawson N, Sobel H, Isaacs C.  Prevalence rates and risk factors for psychiatric disorders among preschool children. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 1996;35:204-214.

Lavigne JV, Arend R, Rosenbaum D, Sinacore J, Cicchetti C, Binns JH, Christoffel K Kaufer, Hayford JR, McGuire P.  Interrater reliability of the DSM-III-R with preschool children.  J Abnorm Child Psychol 1994;22:679-690.

Lavigne JV, Binns HJ, Christoffel K Kaufer, Rosenbaum B, Arend R, Smith K, Hayford JR, McGuire PA and the Pediatric Practice Research Group.  Behavioral and emotional problems among preschoolers in primary care: Prevalence and pediatrician's recognition.  Pediatrics 1993;91:649-655.

Wills KE, Tanz RR, Christoffel K Kaufer, Schofer JL, Lavigne JV, Donovan M, and Kalangis K.  Supervision in childhood injury cases: A reliable taxonomy.  Accid Anal Prev, 1997;29:133-137.

Wills KE, Christoffel K Kaufer, Lavigne JV, Tanz RR, Schofer JL, Donovan M, Kalangis K, and the Kids N Cars Research Team.  Patterns and correlates of supervision in child pedestrian injury.  J Pediatr Psych, 1997;22:89-104.

Christoffel K Kaufer, Schofer J, and the Kids N Cars Team.  Identifying injury scenarios: A systematic approach.  Inj Prev, 1996;2:221-227.

Christoffel, K Kaufer, Donovan M, Schofer J, Wills KE, Lavigne J, and The Kids 'n' Cars Team.  Psychosocial  factors in childhood pedestrian injury:  A matched case-control study.  Pediatrics 1996;87:33-41.

Schofer, JL, Christoffel, K Kaufer, and the Kids 'N' Cars Team.  Beyond the midblock dart-out:  Child pedestrian injury taxonomy based on visibility and action.  Accid Anal Prev 1995;27:317-333.

Christoffel K Kaufer, Schofer JL, Lavigne JV, et al.  "Kids'N'Cars", an ongoing study of pedestrian injuries: description and early findings.  Children's Environmental Quarterly 1991;8:41-50.

Binns HJ, LeBailly SL, Gardner HG for the Pediatric Practice Research Group.  The physicians’ office laboratory: 1988 and 1996 survey of Illinois pediatricians.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1998; 152:585-592.

Senturia YD, Binns HJ, Christoffel K Kaufer, Tanz RR and the Pediatric Practice Research Group.  Exposure corrected risk estimates for childhood product related injuries.  Accid Anal Prev 1993;25:473-477.

Senturia YD, Binns HJ, Christoffel K Kaufer, Tanz RR, Pediatric Practice Research Group.  In-office survey of children's hazard exposure in the Chicago area.  Age-specific exposure information and methodological lessons.  J Dev Behav Pediatr 1993;14: 169-175.

Griffin TC, Christoffel KK, Binns HJ, McGuire PA and the Pediatric Practice Research Group.  Family history evaluation as a predictive screen for childhood hypercholesterolemia.  Pediatrics 1989; 84: 365-373.

Paul RI, Christoffel K Kaufer, Binns HJ, Jaffe DM and the PPRG.  Foreign body ingestions in children: Risk of complication varies with site of initial health care contact.  Pediatrics 1993; 91:121-127.

Binns HJ, Senturia YD, LeBailly S, Donovan M, Christoffel K Kaufer, for the PPRG. Growth of Chicago-area infants, 1985 through 1987: Not what the reference curves predict.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1996;150:842-849.

Senturia YD, Binns, HJ, Christoffel K Kaufer. Sampling Issues in a regional pediatric practice-based network. J Family Practice 1994;38:415-421.

Poncher J. The Pediatric Practice Research Group: A niche for the primary care physician. The Child’s Doctor 1990; 7 (2):9-14.

Christoffel KK, Binns HJ, Stockman JA, McGuire P et. al. Practice-based research: Opportunities and obstacles. Pediatrics 1988; 82:399-406.

 

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