Selected Publications (through March 2024)

I have published research articles, textbook chapters, editorials, and letters in the medical literature about some of the topics that I write about on this blog. Click here for a more comprehensive bibliography on Google Scholar. Below is a selected list, with links to abstracts or full articles if available:

1. Braithwaite D, Karanth SD, Divaker J, Shoenborn N, Lin K, Richman I, Hochhegger B, O’Neill S, Schonberg M. Evaluating ChatGPT’s accuracy in providing screening mammography recommendations among older women: Artificial Intelligence and cancer communication. J Am Geri Soc pub online ahead of print 14 March 2024.

2. Lin KW. Book review: Maladies of Empire. Fam Med 2024;56(3):208-209.

3. Lin KW, McKenna KA. Breaking down the AAP guideline on childhood obesity. Am Fam Physician 2023;108(4):335-336.

4. Huffstetler AN, Fraiman J, Brownlee S, Stoto MA, Lin KW. An estimate of severe harms due to screening colonoscopy: a systematic review. J Am Board Fam Med 2023;36(3):493-500. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Research Paper of the Year

5. Coles S, Fisher L, Lin KW, Lyon C, Vosooney AA, Bird MD. Blood pressure targets in adults with hypertension: a clinical practice guideline from the AAFP. Am Fam Physician 2022;106(6):online.

6. Fraiman J, Brownlee S, Stoto MA, Lin KW, Huffstetler AN. An estimate of the US rate of overuse of screening colonoscopy: a systematic review. J Gen Intern Med 2022;37(7):1754-1762.

7. Lin KW. Trust and relationships remain at the heart of primary care. Ann Fam Med 2021;19(6):482-483.

8. Stevermer JJ, Fisher L, Lin KW, Liu R, Goodenberger D, Schellhase K, Vaughan B, Bird MD. Pharmacologic management of COPD exacerbations: a clinical practice guideline from the AAFP. Am Fam Physician 2021;104(1):online.

9. Lin KW, Barry HC, Ebell MH, Grad R, Shaughnessy AF, Siwek J, Slawson DC. ABFM Journal Club's focus on critical appraisal of full research articles is misplaced. J Am Board Fam Med 2021; 34(2):452-453.

10. Piltch-Loeb R, Jeong KY, Lin KW, Kraemer JD, Stoto MA. Interpreting COVID-19 test results in clinical settings: it depends! J Am Board Fam Med 2021;34:S233-243.

11. Qaseem A, McLean RM, O’Gurek D, Batur P, Lin K, Kansagara DL. Nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic management of acute pain from non-low back, musculoskeletal injuries in adults: a clinical guideline from the American College of Physicians and American Academy of Family Physicians. Ann Intern Med 2020;173:739-748.

12. Lin KW. Closing primary and prenatal care gaps to prevent congenital syphilis. Am Fam Physician 2020;102(2):78-79.

13. Lin KW. Book review: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. Fam Med 2020;52(5):371-372.

14. Coutinho AJ, Nguyen B, Kelly C, Lin KW, Gits A, Crichlow R, Moreno G. Formal advocacy curricula in family medicine residencies: a CERA survey of program directors. Fam Med 2020;52(4):255-261.

15. Nguyen B, Lu E, Bhuyan N, Lin K, Sevilla M. Social media for doctors: taking professional and patient engagement to the next level. Fam Pract Manag 2020;27(1):19-24.

16. Tunkel DE, Anne S, Payne SC, Ishman SL, Rosenfeld RM, Abramson PJ, Alikhaani JD, Benoit MM, Bercovitz RS, Brown MD, Chernobilsky B, Feldstein DA, Hackell JM, Holbrook EH, Holdsworth SM, Lin KW, et al. Clinical practice guideline: nosebleed (epistaxis). Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2020;162(1S):S1-S38.

17. Lin KW, Middleton J. Rethinking aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Am Fam Physician 2019;99(11):670-671.

18. Mishori R, Singh L, Lin KW, Wei Y. #Diversity: conversations on Twitter about women and Black men in medicine. J Am Board Fam Med 2019;32:28-36.

19. Lin K. What makes a doctor truly great. Fam Pract Manag 2018;25:40.

20. Lin KW, Kraemer JD, Piltch-Loeb R, Stoto MA. The complex interpretation and management of Zika virus test results. J Am Board Fam Med 2018;31:924-930.

21. Piltch-Loeb R, Kraemer J, Lin KW, Stoto MA. Public health surveillance for Zika virus: data interpretation and report validity. Am J Pub Health 2018;108:1358-1362.

22. Ebell MH, Lin KW. Accounting for the harms of lung cancer screening. JAMA Internal Medicine 2018;178:1422-1423.

23. Nguyen B, Lin KW, Mishori R. Public health implications of overscreening for carotid artery stenosis, prediabetes, and thyroid cancer. Public Health Reviews 2018;39:18.

24. Lin KW. Vitamin D screening and supplementation in primary care: time to curb our enthusiasm. Am Fam Physician 2018;97:226-227.

25. Lin KW, Frost JL. Should screening tests for colorectal cancer all have an “A” recommendation? No: when it comes to colorectal cancer screening, test choice matters. Am Fam Physician 2017;95:618-620.

26. Lin KW. Is genetic testing sophisticated enough to make PSA screening viable for mainstream use? No. HemeOnc Today, 2017 March 25.

27. Lin KW, Ebell MH. How to counsel men about PSA screening. Am Fam Physician 2016;94:782-784.

28. Lin KW, Yancey JR. Evaluating the evidence for Choosing Wisely in primary care using the Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT). J Am Board Fam Med 2016;29:512-515.

29. Lin KW, Gostin LO. A public health framework for screening mammography: evidence-based vs politically mandated care. JAMA 2016; 315:977-978.

30. Lin K, O'Gurek D, Rich R, Savoy M. How to help your patients Choose Wisely. Fam Pract Manag 2015;22:28-34.

31. Lin KW. What to do at well-child visits: the AAFP’s perspective. Am Fam Physician 2015;91:362-364.

32. Lin KW. Do electronic health records improve processes and outcomes of preventive care? Am Fam Physician 2012;85:956-957.

33. Lin K, Croswell JM, Koenig H, Lam C, Maltz A. Prostate-specific antigen-based screening for prostate cancer: an evidence update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Evidence Synthesis No. 90. AHRQ Publication No. 12-05160-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, October 2011.

34. Lin K, Sharangpani R. Screening for testicular cancer: an evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2010;153:396-99.

35. Lin K. Adverse effects. Pulse: voices from the heart of medicine. May 21, 2010.

36. Lin KW, Slawson DC. Identifying and using good practice guidelines. Am Fam Physician 2009;80:67-69

37. Lin K, Lipsitz R, Miller T, Janakiraman S. Benefits and harms of prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer: an evidence update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2008;149:192-99. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Article of the Year

38. Lin K, Watkins B, Johnson T, Rodriguez JA, Barton MB. Screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using spirometry: summary of the evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2008;148:535-43.