Laurel A Copeland

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Publications

  1. pmc Serious mental illnesses associated with receipt of surgery in retrospective analysis of patients in the Veterans Health Administration
    Laurel A Copeland
    Veterans Affairs Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Center for Applied Health Research, 2102 Birdcreek Drive, Temple, TX, 76502, USA
    BMC Surg 15:74. 2015
  2. doi request reprint Mortality after cardiac or vascular operations by preexisting serious mental illness status in the Veterans Health Administration
    Laurel A Copeland
    Center for Applied Health Research, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, with Baylor Scott and White Health, Temple, TX, USA Department of Medicine, Texas A and M Health Science Center, and School of Rural Public Health, Bryan College Station, TX, USA Electronic address
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 36:502-8. 2014
  3. pmc Ethnicity and Race Variations in Receipt of Surgery among Veterans with and without Depression
    Laurel A Copeland
    Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Research Service, Temple, TX 76502, USA
    Depress Res Treat 2011:370962. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Use of obesity-related care by psychiatric patients
    LAUREL ANNE COPELAND
    Center for Applied Health Research, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, 2102 Birdcreek Dr, Temple, TX 76502, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 63:230-6. 2012
  5. pmc Psychiatric and medical admissions observed among elderly patients with new-onset epilepsy
    Laurel A Copeland
    Veterans Affairs Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, 2102 Birdcreek Drive, Temple, TX 76502, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:84. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Transition from military to VHA care: psychiatric health services for Iraq/Afghanistan combat-wounded
    Laurel A Copeland
    Veterans Affairs Central Texas Veterans Health Care System Temple, TX, United States
    J Affect Disord 130:226-30. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Prediabetes assessment and follow-up in older veterans with schizophrenia
    Laurel A Copeland
    Veterans Affairs HSR and D, Departments of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:887-96. 2010
  8. pmc Impact of obesity on outcomes for patients hospitalised with pneumonia
    Phoebe King
    Dept of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Eur Respir J 41:929-34. 2013
  9. pmc Patterns of primary care and mortality among patients with schizophrenia or diabetes: a cluster analysis approach to the retrospective study of healthcare utilization
    Laurel A Copeland
    VERDICT Research, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:127. 2009
  10. pmc Pneumonia in the elderly hospitalized in the Department of Veteran Affairs Health Care System
    Scott Selinger
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
    Mil Med 176:214-7. 2011

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Publications35

  1. pmc Serious mental illnesses associated with receipt of surgery in retrospective analysis of patients in the Veterans Health Administration
    Laurel A Copeland
    Veterans Affairs Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Center for Applied Health Research, 2102 Birdcreek Drive, Temple, TX, 76502, USA
    BMC Surg 15:74. 2015
    ..VA patients are veterans of United States military service who qualify for federal care by reason of disability, special service experiences, or poverty...
  2. doi request reprint Mortality after cardiac or vascular operations by preexisting serious mental illness status in the Veterans Health Administration
    Laurel A Copeland
    Center for Applied Health Research, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, with Baylor Scott and White Health, Temple, TX, USA Department of Medicine, Texas A and M Health Science Center, and School of Rural Public Health, Bryan College Station, TX, USA Electronic address
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 36:502-8. 2014
    ..Cardiac/vascular operations were selected because patients with SMI are known to be at elevated risk of cardiovascular disease...
  3. pmc Ethnicity and Race Variations in Receipt of Surgery among Veterans with and without Depression
    Laurel A Copeland
    Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Research Service, Temple, TX 76502, USA
    Depress Res Treat 2011:370962. 2011
    ..88, P < .01; African-American OR = 0.93, P < .01) but more likely to undergo digestive system procedures. Some race-/ethnicity-related disparities of care for cardiovascular disease may persist for veterans using the VHA...
  4. doi request reprint Use of obesity-related care by psychiatric patients
    LAUREL ANNE COPELAND
    Center for Applied Health Research, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, 2102 Birdcreek Dr, Temple, TX 76502, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 63:230-6. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to assess receipt of obesity care by patients with and without mental illness...
  5. pmc Psychiatric and medical admissions observed among elderly patients with new-onset epilepsy
    Laurel A Copeland
    Veterans Affairs Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, 2102 Birdcreek Drive, Temple, TX 76502, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:84. 2011
    ..Inpatient utilization associated with incidence of geriatric new-onset epilepsy has not been characterized in any large study, despite recognized high levels of risk factors (comorbidity)...
  6. doi request reprint Transition from military to VHA care: psychiatric health services for Iraq/Afghanistan combat-wounded
    Laurel A Copeland
    Veterans Affairs Central Texas Veterans Health Care System Temple, TX, United States
    J Affect Disord 130:226-30. 2011
    ..This study assessed transition from DoD to VHA and subsequent psychiatric care of service members traumatically injured in OEF/OIF...
  7. doi request reprint Prediabetes assessment and follow-up in older veterans with schizophrenia
    Laurel A Copeland
    Veterans Affairs HSR and D, Departments of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:887-96. 2010
    ..Assess glycemic monitoring and follow-up...
  8. pmc Impact of obesity on outcomes for patients hospitalised with pneumonia
    Phoebe King
    Dept of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Eur Respir J 41:929-34. 2013
    ..40, 95% CI 1.14-1.73). Although obesity is a growing health epidemic, it appears to have little impact on clinical outcomes and may reduce mortality for veterans hospitalised with pneumonia...
  9. pmc Patterns of primary care and mortality among patients with schizophrenia or diabetes: a cluster analysis approach to the retrospective study of healthcare utilization
    Laurel A Copeland
    VERDICT Research, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:127. 2009
    ..We also assessed whether such patterns of primary care use were a significant predictor of mortality over a 4-year period...
  10. pmc Pneumonia in the elderly hospitalized in the Department of Veteran Affairs Health Care System
    Scott Selinger
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
    Mil Med 176:214-7. 2011
    ..In the VA, pneumonia-related admissions are being managed more effectively even as the overall number of admissions remains stable...
  11. pmc Clinical and demographic factors associated with homelessness and incarceration among VA patients with bipolar disorder
    Laurel A Copeland
    Department of Veterans Affairs, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:871-7. 2009
    ..We assessed the association between homelessness and incarceration in Veterans Affairs patients with bipolar disorder...
  12. pmc How the relationship of attitudes toward mental health treatment and service use differs by age, gender, ethnicity/race and education
    Jodi M Gonzalez
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 46:45-57. 2011
    ..We investigated the influence of interactions between attitudes toward treatment and age, gender, ethnicity/race and education for both general medical and specialty care...
  13. doi request reprint Factors in second-generation antipsychotic switching patterns in a national sample of older veterans with schizophrenia
    Albana M Dassori
    Department of Psychiatry, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:47-53. 2011
    ..As part of a study of older patients with schizophrenia (50-102 years), this study evaluated factors associated with antipsychotic switches and switches that incurred a greater or lesser metabolic risk...
  14. doi request reprint Is the pulsed xenon ultraviolet light no-touch disinfection system effective on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the absence of manual cleaning?
    Chetan Jinadatha
    Department of Medicine, Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System, Temple, TX Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Texas A and M Health Science Center, Bryan, TX Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 43:878-81. 2015
    ..However, the effect of PX-UV in the absence of manual disinfection has not been evaluated...
  15. pmc Diagnosis of pulmonary malignancy after hospitalization for pneumonia
    Eric M Mortensen
    VERDICT Research Program and South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie L Murphy Division, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Am J Med 123:66-71. 2010
    ..Our aims were to assess the frequency of the diagnosis of pulmonary malignancy, and to identify risk factors for pulmonary malignancy following hospitalization for pneumonia...
  16. doi request reprint Complex comorbidity clusters in OEF/OIF veterans: the polytrauma clinical triad and beyond
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio Texas A and M Health Science Center, Bryan Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio Center for Applied Health Research, jointly sponsored by Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, and Scott and White Healthcare System, Temple, TX Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital, Bedford, MA Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
    Med Care 52:172-81. 2014
    ..Extant research has not explored comorbidity clusters in this population more broadly, particularly co-occurring chronic diseases...
  17. doi request reprint Posttransplantation Outcomes in Veterans With Serious Mental Illness
    Lianna D Evans
    1 Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Department of Veterans Affairs, Temple, TX 2 Texas A and M Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Temple, TX 3 Center for Applied Health Research, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System jointly with Baylor Scott and White Health, Temple, TX 4 Department of Veterans Affairs VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans, Waco, TX 5 South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Department of Veterans Affairs, San Antonio, TX 6 UT Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio TX 7 Baylor Scott and White Health, Temple TX
    Transplantation 99:e57-65. 2015
    ..However, little empirical evidence exists regarding posttransplantation outcomes for patients with SMI...
  18. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic alliance perceptions and medication adherence in patients with bipolar disorder
    John E Zeber
    Veterans Affairs HSR and D South Texas Veterans Health Care System VERDICT, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX 78229 4404, United States
    J Affect Disord 107:53-62. 2008
    ..Maintaining a beneficial therapeutic alliance with providers is one important strategy for improving adherence. We examine the association between adherence and therapeutic environment perceptions among veterans with bipolar disorder...
  19. pmc Association of skeletal muscle relaxers and antihistamines on mortality, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits in elderly patients: a nationwide retrospective cohort study
    Carlos A Alvarez
    Pharmacy Practice Department, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Forest Park Rd, Dallas, TX, USA
    BMC Geriatr 15:2. 2015
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the association between skeletal muscle relaxants or antihistamines and mortality, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits...
  20. doi request reprint Variation in antiepileptic drug adherence among older patients with new-onset epilepsy
    John E Zeber
    Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Temple, TX, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 44:1896-904. 2010
    ..Despite substantial research identifying numerous risk factors, the role of specific medications has been neglected...
  21. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic drug and cardiovascular disease risk monitoring in patients with bipolar disorder
    Amy M Kilbourne
    VA Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Affect Disord 102:145-51. 2007
    ..We assessed whether patients with bipolar disorder received serum drug level and toxicity monitoring for mood stabilizers and assessment of cardiovascular disease (CVD)-related risk factors attributed to atypical antipsychotic medications...
  22. doi request reprint Are psychiatric disorders independent risk factors for new-onset epilepsy in older individuals?
    Alan B Ettinger
    Neurological Surgery, P C, Lake Success, NY 11042, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 17:70-4. 2010
    ..However, in the final model, only psychosis (OR=1.4, CI 1.2-1.6) was significantly associated with epilepsy when controlling for neurological disorders and psychiatric conditions (e.g., stroke, dementia, brain tumor, head injury)...
  23. doi request reprint Use of Health Care System-Supplied Aspirin by Veterans With Postoperative Heart Attack or Unstable Angina
    Cathleen M Rivera
    Center for Applied Health Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor Scott and White Health CMR, LAC, CJM, jointly with Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Temple, Texas Departments of Internal Medicine and Clinical Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center EMM Research Service, South Texas Veterans Health Care System MJP and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio DJM
    Am J Med Sci 350:263-7. 2015
    ..These findings suggest that the impact of dispensing aspirin as a prescription may not be significant in increasing the appropriate use of aspirin for secondary prevention. ..
  24. doi request reprint Origin of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus health care-associated infections: evaluation of the role of anterior nares
    Chetan Jinadatha
    Department of Medicine, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Temple, TX Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Texas A and M Health Science Center, Bryan, TX Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 43:1125-7. 2015
    ..These findings may be relevant to institutions such as Veterans Health Administration hospitals that already have universal screening programs but are looking at ways to further reduce MRSA HAI incidence. ..
  25. doi request reprint A Bayesian model averaging approach to examining changes in quality of life among returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans
    Eileen M Stock
    Center for Applied Health Research, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System in collaboration with Scott and White Healthcare, Temple, TX, USA Texas A and M Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Bryan, TX, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 23:345-58. 2014
    ..Additionally, predictive models indicated that depression, income, treatment for a medical condition, and group psychotherapy were strong negative predictors of four-month QoL but not eight-month QoL...
  26. doi request reprint Can pulsed xenon ultraviolet light systems disinfect aerobic bacteria in the absence of manual disinfection?
    Chetan Jinadatha
    Department of Medicine, Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System, Temple, TX Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Texas A and M Health Science Center, Bryan, TX Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 43:415-7. 2015
    ..These data are important for hospitals planning to adopt this technology as adjunct to routine manual disinfection. ..
  27. pmc Family perceptions of post-deployment healthcare needs of Iraq/Afghanistan military personnel
    John E Zeber
    Investigator, Department of Veterans Affairs, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Temple, Texas and Scott and White Healthcare Center for Applied Health Research, Temple, Texas, USA
    Ment Health Fam Med 7:135-43. 2010
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  28. ncbi request reprint The impact of epilepsy on health status among younger and older adults
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    Veterans Affairs HSR and D, South Texas Veterans Health Care System Verdict, San Antonio, Texas 78229 4404, USA
    Epilepsia 46:1820-7. 2005
    ..This study examines the impact of epilepsy on patients' subjective health status in a population that includes both younger and older adults...
  29. ncbi request reprint The expert consensus guideline series: adherence problems in patients with serious and persistent mental illness
    Dawn I Velligan
    University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 70:1-46; quiz 47-8. 2009
    ..Poor adherence to medication treatment can have devastating consequences for patients with mental illness. The goal of this project was to develop recommendations for addressing adherence problems to improve patient outcomes...
  30. pmc Temporal trends in lipid screening and therapy among youth from 2002 to 2012
    Justin P Zachariah
    Lillie Frank Abercrombie Section of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Texas Children s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA Electronic address
    J Clin Lipidol 9:S77-87. 2015
    ..Data on the success of the selective screening guidelines for lipid testing, dyslipidemia detection, and lipid management are conflicting...
  31. doi request reprint Graft Detachment Rate in DSEK/DSAEK After Same-Day Complete Air Removal
    Roy E Lehman
    Departments of Ophthalmology, Baylor Scott and White Hospital, Temple, TX and Central Texas Veterans Administration, Temple, TX
    Cornea 34:1358-61. 2015
    ..Secondary outcome measures including primary graft failure, late endothelial graft failure, rejection events, and steroid-induced ocular hypertension were also analyzed...
  32. pmc Pneumococcal vaccination rates in VHA patients with inflammatory bowel disease
    David J Case
    From the Department of Internal Medicine DJC, HRH, TPP, Gastroenterology Service, Baylor Scott and White Health Texas A and M Health Science Center DJC, LAC, EMS, HRH, TPP Center for Applied Health Research LAC, EMS, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, jointly with Baylor Scott and White Health, Temple, TX
    Medicine (Baltimore) 94:e417. 2015
    ..Living in the South was an independent risk factor for death among IBD patients.While vaccination for pneumococcus is a low-cost, low-risk recommendation for persons with IBD with an apparent survival benefit, vaccination rates were low...
  33. pmc Racial/Ethnic differences in health care visits made before suicide attempt across the United States
    Brian K Ahmedani
    Henry Ford Health System, Center for Health Policy and Health Services Research, Detroit, MI Group Health Cooperative, Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Center for Health Research, Portland, OR Department of Population Medicine and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, Center for Health Research, Honolulu, HI HealthPartners, Institute for Education and Research, Bloomington, MN Kaiser Permanente Georgia, Center for Health Research, Atlanta, GA Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Institute for Health Research, Denver, CO Baylor Scott and White Health, Center for Applied Health Research, Temple, TX Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Division of Research, Oakland, CA
    Med Care 53:430-5. 2015
    ..Suicide is a public health concern, but little is known about the patterns of health care visits made before a suicide attempt, and whether those patterns differ by race/ethnicity...
  34. pmc Polypharmacy with antipsychotic drugs in patients with schizophrenia: trends in multiple health care systems
    Fangfang Sun
    FangFang Sun, M S, is Health Services Researcher, Center for Applied Health Research, Temple, TX Eileen M Stock, Ph D, is Research Scientist, Center for Applied Health Research, and Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Texas A and M Health Sciences Center, Bryan Laurel A Copeland, Ph D, is Interim Associate Chief of Staff of Research, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Temple, and Associate Director, Center for Applied Health Research, and Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Texas A and M Health Sciences Center John E Zeber, Ph D, is Co Director, Health Outcomes Core jointly sponsored by Central Texas Veterans Health Care System and Scott and White Healthcare, Temple, and Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Texas A and M Health Sciences Center Brian K Ahmedani, Ph D, LMSW, is Research Scientist, Center for Health Policy and Health Services Research, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI Sandra B Morissette
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 71:728-38. 2014
    ..Patterns of pharmacologic treatment in U.S. outpatients with schizophrenia across multiple health care settings were investigated...
  35. pmc Evaluation of a pulsed-xenon ultraviolet room disinfection device for impact on contamination levels of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Chetan Jinadatha
    Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Temple, Texas 76504, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 14:187. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare standard manual room-cleaning to PPX-UV disinfection technology for MRSA and bacterial heterotrophic plate counts (HPC) on high-touch surfaces in patient rooms...