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Published Reports 1991-Present

Council name change: To more fully reflect the scope of the issues it addresses, the name of the Council on Scientific Affairs (CSA) was changed in June 2005 to the Council on Science and Public Health (CSAPH). 

See below for full-text Council reports available from AMA journal Web sites (AMA members only) or visit or contact your local medical library to obtain copies of these reports.

2008

Johansen KA, Schneider JF, McCaffree MA, Woods GL, for the Council on Science and Public Health.  Efforts of the United States’ National Marrow Donor Program and Registry to improve utilization and representation of minority donors. Transplantation Medicine. 2008;18:250-259.

2007

Dickinson BD, Havas S, for the Council on Science and Public Health. Reducing the population burden of cardiovascular disease by reducing sodium intake.  Archives of Internal Medicine. 2007;167(14):1460-1468.

2005

Dickinson B, Goldberg L, Elliot D, Spratt D, Rogol AD, Fish LH. Hormone abuse in adolescents and adults. a review of current knowledge. Endocrinologist. 2005;15-115-125.

Zeigler DW, Wang CC, Yoast RA, Dickinson BD, McCaffree MA, Robinowitz CB, Sterling ML, for the Council on Scientific Affairs.  The neurocognitive effects of alcohol on adolescents and college students.  Preventive Medicine. 2005;40:23-32.

2004

Lyznicki JM, McCaffree MA, Robinowitz CB, for the Council on Scientific Affairs:  Childhood bullying:  implications for physicians. Am Fam Physician.  2004;70:1723-1728,1729-1730.

Wang CC, Carr DB, for the Older Drivers Project.  Older driver safety. a report from the Older Drivers Project.  J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004;52:143-149.

2003

Williams MA, Lipsett PA, Rushton CH, et al, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. The physician's role in discussing organ donation with families. Critical Care Medicine. 2003;31:1568-1573.

2002

Dickinson BD, Genel M, Robinowitz CB, Turner PL, Woods GL, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Gender verification of female Olympic athletes. Med Sci Sports Exercise. 2002:34:1539-1542.

Tan L, Neilsen NN, Young DC, Trizna Z, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Use of antimicrobial agents in consumer products. Archives of Dermatology. 2002;138:1082-1086.

2001

Dickinson BDD, Altman RD, Nielsen NN, Sterling ML, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Drug interactions between oral contraceptives and antibiotics. Obstet Gynecol. 2001;98:853-860.

Lyznicki JM, Young DC, Riggs JA, Davis RM, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Obesity: assessment and management in primary care.  Am Fam Physician. 2001;63:2185-2196.

Lyznicki JM, Altman RD, Williams MA, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Report of the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Scientific Affairs and AMA recommendations to medical professional staff on the use of wireless radio-frequency equipment in hospitals.  Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology. 2001;35:189-195.

Yoast R, Williams MA, Deitchman SC, Champion HC. Report of the Council on Scientific Affairs: Methadone maintenance and needle-exchange programs to reduce the medical and public health consequences of drug abuse. J Addict Dis. 2001;20:15-40.

Tan L, Hawk JC III, Sterling ML, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Preventing needlestick injuries in health care settings. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2001;161:929-936. (April 9)

Tan L, Altman RD, Nielsen NH, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Screening nonimmigrant visitors to the United States for tuberculosis. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2001;161:334-340. (Feb. 12)

2000

Dickinson BD, Altman RD, Deitchman SD, Champion HC, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Safety of over-the-counter inhalers for asthma.  Chest. 2000;118:522-526.

Lyznicki JM, Nielsen NH, Schneider JF, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Cardiovascular screening of student athletes.  American Family Physician. 2000;62:765-781.

Lyznicki JM, Nielsen NH, Schneider JF. AMA policy statement on cardiovascular screening of student athletes. Editorial. Am Fam Physician. 2000;62:737.

 Lyznicki JM, Williams MA, Deitchman SD, Howe JP III, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Medical oxygen and air travel.  Aviat Space Environ Med. 2000;71:827-831. ) 

Lyznicki JM, Williams MA, Deitchman SD, Howe JP III, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Inflight medical emergencies.  Aviat Space Environ Med. 2000;71:832-838.

Brown RL, Genel M, Riggs JA, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Use of seclusion and restraint in children and adolescents. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 2000;154:653-656.

Dickinson BD, Altman RD, Nielsen NH, Williams MA, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Use of opioids to treat chronic, noncancer pain.  West J Med.2000;172:107-115.

Cocchiarella L, Deitchman SD, Young DC, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Biohazardous waste: What the physician needs to know. Arch Fam Med. 2000;9:26-29. 

1999

Tan L, Khan MK, Hawk JC III, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Use of blood therapeutically drawn from hemochromatosis patients.  Transfusion. 1999;39:1018-1026. (September) 

Goldman LS, Nielsen, NH, Champion HC, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Awareness, diagnosis, and treatment of depression.  Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM). 1999:14:569-580. (September) 

Lyznicki JM, Riggs JA, Champion HC, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Certified athletic trainers in secondary schools.  Journal of Athletic Training. 1999;34:272-276. 

Guttman R, Altman RD, Neilsen NH, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Alzheimer disease. Arch Fam Med. 1999:8:347-353.(July/Aug)

Tan L, Williams MA, Khan MK, Champion HC, Nielsen N, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Risk of transmission of bovine spongiform encephalopathy to humans in the United States. JAMA. 1999;281:2330-2339. (June 23/30) 

Guttman R, Altman RA, Karlan MS, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Use of restraints for patients in nursing homes. Arch Fam Med. 1999;8:101-105. (March/April)

Lyznicki JM, Karlan MS, Khan MK, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Manganese in gasoline.  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 1999;41:140-143. (March)

Ad Hoc Committee on Health Literacy for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Health literacy: Report of the Council on Scientific Affairs. JAMA. 1999;281:552-557.(Feb. 10)

1998

Cranston JW, Williams MA, Nielsen NH, Bezman RJ, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Report of the Council on Scientific Affairs: Unlabeled indications of Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs.  Drug Information Journal. 1998;32:1049-1061. (November)

Henningfield JE, Benowitz NL, Slade J, Houston TP, Davis RM, Deitchman SD, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Reducing the addictiveness of cigarettes.  Tobacco Control. 1998;7:281-293. (Autumn 1998)

Blum LN, Nielsen NH, Riggs JA, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Alcoholism and alcohol abuse among women: report of the Council on Scientific Affairs.  Journal of Women's Health.  1998;7:861-871. (September) 

Blum LN, Allen JR, Genel M, Howe JP III, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Crossover use of donated blood for autologous transfusion: report of the Council on Scientific Affairs.  Transfusion.  1998;38:891-895. (September)

Lyznicki JM, Doege TC, Davis RM, Williams MA, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Sleepiness, driving, and motor vehicle accidents.  JAMA. 1998;279:1908-1913. (June 17) 

Blum LN, Bresolin LB, Williams MA, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Heat-related illness during extreme weather emergencies.  JAMA. (Medical News & Perspectives) 1998;279:1514. (May 20)

Lyznicki JM, Bezman RJ, Genel M, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Immunization of healthcare workers with varicella vaccine.  Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 1998;19:348-353. (May)

Houston TP, Elster AB, Davis RM, Deitchman SD, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. The US Preventive Services Task Force Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, Second Edition.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 1998;14:374-376. (April)

Kalousdian S, Karlan MS, Williams MA, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Silicone elastomer cerebrospinal fluid shunt systems.  Neurosurgery. 1998;42:887-892. (April)

Goldman LS, Genel M, Bezman RJ, Slanetz PJ, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents. JAMA. 1998;279:1100-1107. (April 8)

Meyer M, Genel M, Altman RD, Williams MA, Allen JR, for the Council on Scientific Affairs. Clinical research: assessing the future in a changing environment; summary report of conference sponsored by the American Medical Association Council on Scientific Affairs, Washington, DC, March 1996.  American Journal of Medicine. 1998;104:264-271. (March)

1997

Intake of dietary calcium to reduce the incidence of osteoporosis.  Arch Fam Med. 1997; 6:495-499. (September/Oct)

Federal block grants and public health. Accepted for publication:  American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 1997; 13:336-342. (September) 

Educational and informational strategies to reduce pesticide risks.  Preventive Medicine. 1997;26:191-200. 

Silicone breast implants and disease.  Plastic Surgery News. (March) 

1996

Health care needs of gay men and lesbians in the United States.  JAMA. 1996;275:1354-1359. (May) 

Alcoholism in the elderly.  JAMA. 1996;275:797-801. (March 13) 

Good care of the dying patient.  JAMA. 1996;275:474-478. (Feb. 14) 

1995

Female genital mutilation.  JAMA. 1995;274:1714-1716. (Dec. 6) 

Dehydration: evaluation and management in older adults.  JAMA 1995;274:1552-1556. (Nov. 15) 

Management of disorders of cholesterol, triglycerides, and lipoprotein metabolism.  Arch Fam Med. 1995;4:869-878. (October) 

1994

Helmets and preventing motorcycle- and bicycle-related injuries.  JAMA. 1994;1535-1538. (Nov. 16) 

Environmental tobacco smoke: health effects and prevention policies.  Archives of Family Medicine. 1994;3:865-871. (October) 

Memories of childhood abuse.  International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. 1995;43:114-117. (April) 

1993

Diet and cancer.  Archives of Internal Medicine. 1993;153:50-56. (Jan. 11) 

Physicians and family caregivers: a model for partnership.  JAMA. 1993;269:1282-1284. (March 10) 

Confidential health services for adolescents.  JAMA. 1993;269:1420-1424. (March 17) 

The use of pulse oximetry during conscious sedation.  JAMA. 1993;270:1463-1468. (Sept. 22/29) 

Adolescents as victims of family violence.  JAMA. 1993;1850-1856. (Oct. 20) 

Silicone gel breast implants.  JAMA. 1993;270:2602-2606. (Dec. 1) 

1992

Assault weapons.  JAMA. 1992;267:3067-3070. (June 10) 

Violence against women.  JAMA. 1992;267:3184-3189. (June 17) 

Induced termination of pregnancy before and after Roe v Wade: trends in the mortality and morbidity of women.  JAMA. 1992;268:3231-3239. (Dec. 9) 

Clinical ecology.  JAMA. 1992;268-34653467. (Dec. 23/30) 

1991

Hispanic health in the United States.  JAMA. 1991;265::248-252. (Jan. 1) 

Educating physicians in home health care.  JAMA. 1991;265:769-771. (Feb. 13) 

Variability of cancer clinical research: patient accrual, coverage, and reimbursement.  Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 1991;Special Report:254-258. (Feb. 20) 

Medical diagnostic ultrasound instrumentation and clinical interpretation.  JAMA. 1991;265:1155-1159. (March 9) 

Biotechnology and the American agricultural industry.  JAMA. 1991;265:1426-1428. (March 20) 

Health effects of radon exposure.  Archives of Internal Medicine. 1991;151:674-677. (April) 

Ultrasonic imaging of the abdomen.  JAMA. 1991;265:1726-1731. (April 3) 

Doppler sonographic imaging of the vascular system.  JAMA. 1991;265:2382-2387. (May 8) 

Gynecologic sonography.  JAMA. 1991;265:2851-2855. (June 5) 

The future of ultrasonography.  JAMA. 1991;266:406-409. (July 17) 

Asbestos removal, health hazards, and the EPA.  JAMA. 1991;266:696-697. (Aug. 7). 

Use of animals in medical education.  JAMA. 1991;266:836-837. (Aug. 14)