Publications

PPRG has published in areas of obesity, lead, behavior in preschoolers, gastroesophageal research, preventive healthcare, nutrition & growth, practice based research in primary care, chronic fatigue, tobacco, cholesterol research, and injury prevention.

Obesity

Ariza AJ, Laslo KM, Thomson JS, Seshadri R, Binns HJ; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group.  Promoting growth interpretation and lifestyle counseling in primary care.   J Pediatr 2009;154:596-601,e1.

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Nsiah-Kumi PA, Ariza AJ, Mikhail LM, Feinglass J, Binns HJ; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group. Family history and parent’s beliefs about consequences of overweight in children and their ability to influence their children’s health behaviors.  Academic Pediatrics  2009;9:53-59.

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Trapp LW, Ryan AA, Ariza AJ, Garcia CM, Binns HJ; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group. Primary care identification of infants at high risk for overweight and obesity. Clin Pediatr 2008;48:313-316.

Welch KR, Ariza AJ, Wieczorek JL, Binns HJ. Characteristics of obese children aged 1-4 years at a referral clinic. J Natl Med Assoc 2008:100;884-891.

Brickman W, Binns HJ, Jovanovic BD, Kolesky K, Mancini AJ, Metzger BE; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group. Acanthosis nigricans: a common finding in overweight youth. Pediatr Dermatol 2007;24:601-6.

Dilley KJ, Martin LA, Sullivan C, Seshadri R, Binns HJ; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group Identification of overweight status is associated with higher rates of screening for comorbidities of overweight in pediatric primary care practice. Pediatrics 2007:119;e148-e155.

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.

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.

Ariza AJ, Chen EH, Binns HJ, Christoffel KK. Risk factors for overweight in 5‑6 year old Hispanic-American children: a pilot study. J Urban Health 2004;81:150-161

Binns HJ, Ariza AJ. Guidelines help clinicians identify risk factors for overweight in children. Pediatr Ann 2004;33:18-22.

Lead
Ko S, Schaefer PD, Vicario MC, Binns HJ. Relationships of video assessments of touching and mouthing behaviors during outdoor play in urban residential yards to parental perceptions of child behaviors and blood lead levels. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 2007;17:47-57.

Finster ME, Gray KA, Binns HJ; for the Safer Yards Project. Lead levels of edibles grown in contaminated residential soils: a field survey. Sci Total Env 2004;320:245-57.

Binns HJ, Gray KA, Chen T, Finster ME, Peneff N, Schaefer PD, Ovsey V, Fernandes J, Brown M, Dunlap B. Evaluation of landscape coverings to reduce soil lead hazards in urban residential yards: The Safer Yards Project. Environ Res 2004;96:127-138.

Myers S; Rowell, B; Binns HJ. Lead poisoning and asthma: An examination of comorbidity. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2002;156:863-866.

Shinn NJ, Bing-Canar J, Cailas M, Peneff N, Binns HJ, for the Chicago Neighborhood-Based Childhood Lead Poisoning Primary Prevention Project. Determination of spatial continuity of soil lead levels in an urban residential neighborhood. Environ Res 2000;82:46-52.

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.

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.

Behavior in Preschoolers
Lavigne J., LeBailly SA, Gouze KR, Binns HJ, Keller J, Pate L. Predictors and correlates of completing behavioral parent training for the treatment of oppositional defiant disorder in pediatric primary care.  Behav Ther 2009 (in press) 

Lavigne JV, LeBailly SA, Hopkins J, Gouze KR, Binns HJ.  The prevalence of ADHD, ODD, depression and anxiety in a community sample of 4-year-olds.  J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol  2009;38:315-328

Lavigne JV, LeBailly SA, Gouze K, Cicchetti C, Jessup B, Arend R, Pochyly J, Binns HJ. Predictor and moderator effects in the treatment of oppositional defiant disorder in pediatric primary care. J Pediatr Psychol 2008; 33(5):462-472

Lavigne JV, LeBailly SA, Gouze K, Cicchetti C, Pochyly J, Arend R, Jessup BW, Binns HJ. Treating oppositional defiant disorder in primary care: A comparison of three models. J Pediatr Psychol 2008; 33(5):449-461

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.

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.

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

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 correlates of 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.

Gouze KR, Hopkins J, LeBailly SA, Lavigne JV. Re-examining the epidemiology of sensory regulation dysfunction and comorbid psychopathology. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2009 Nov;37(8):1077-87.

Gastroesophageal Research
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. Prevalence of symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux during infancy: A pediatric practice‑based survey. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1997;151:569-572.

Preventative Healthcare

Manning KM, Ariza AJ, Massimino TK, Binns HJ; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group.  Health supervision visits of very young children: time addressing three key topics. Clin Pediatr  2009 (in press)

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Martin LA, Ariza AJ, Thomson JS, Binns HJ; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group. Seconds for care: evaluation of five health supervision visit topics using a new method. J Pediatr 2008;153:706-711, e2.

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Nutrition and Growth
Ariza AJ, Binns HJ, Christoffel KK; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group. Evaluating computer capabilities in a primary care practice-based research network. Ann Fam Med 2004;2(5):418-420. 

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

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, 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.

Practice Based Research in Primary Care
Binns HJ, Lanier D, Pace WD, Galliher JM, Ganiats TG, Grey M, Ariza AJ, Williams R; for the Primary Care Network Survey (PRINS) Participants. Describing primary care encounters: The Primary Care Network Survey and The National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. Ann Fam Med 2007;5:39-47.

Binns HJ, Lanier D, Pace WD, Galliher JM, Ganiats TG, Grey M, Ariza AJ, Williams R; for the Primary Care Network Survey (PRINS) Participants. Ann Fam Med 2007;5:39-47.

Ariza AJ, Greenberg RS, LeBailly SA, Binns HJ; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group. Parent perspectives on messages to be delivered after nutritional assessment in pediatric primary care practice. Ann Fam Med 2005;3(suppl 2):S37-S39.

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

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. 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.

Manning KM, Ariza AJ, Massimino TK, Binns HJ, for the Pediatric Practice Research Group. Health supervision visits of very young children: time addressing 3 key topics. J Clin Pediatr. 2009 Nov;48(9):931-8.

Chronic Fatigue
Katz BZ, Shirashi Y, Mears CJ, Binns HJ, Taylor R.   Chronic fatigue syndrome in adolescents: a prospective cohort study. Pediatrics 2009;124;189-193.

Mears CJ, Taylor RR, Jordan KM, Binns HJ; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group. Sociodemographic and symptom correlates of fatigue in an adolescent primary care sample. J Adolesc Health 2004;35:528e.21-26.

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Tobacco
Martin LA, Dilley KJ, Ariza AJ, Sullivan C, Seshadri R, Binns HJ; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group.  Tobacco- related documentation in pediatric practice.  Academic Pediatrics 2009 (in press)

Binns HJ, O’Neil J, Benuck I, Ariza AJ; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group.  Influences on parents’ decisions for home and automobile smoking bans in households with smokers. Patient Educ Couns  2009:74:272-276.

Benuck I, Gidding SS, Binns HJ. Identification of Adolescent Tobacco Users in a Pediatric Practice. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med Jan 2001;155(1);32-35.

Cholesterol Research
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.

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.

Injury Prevention

Child Abuse
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;4:3;232-236.

Flaherty EG, Sege R, Mattson CL, Binns HJ; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group. Assessment of suspicion for abuse in the primary care setting.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B7XMV-4HRT51Y-7&_user=1458830&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000052790&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=1458830&md5=487303120b7b4ba9deb66d4b46cb44a7  Ambulatory Pediatrics 2002;2:120-126.

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.

Bicycling
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.

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.

Pedestrian Injury
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.

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 and Schofer JL. Evaluation of a systematic aproach for identifying injury scenarios. Kids 'N' Cars Team. Inj Prev, 1996;2:221-227.

Schofer, JL, Christoffel, K Kaufer, and the Kids 'N' Cars Team. 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.

Gun Control
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.

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

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.

Safety
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.

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.

 

 

 

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