Jennifer R Kramer

Summary

Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Gaps in the achievement of effectiveness of HCV treatment in national VA practice
    Jennifer R Kramer
    Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, United States
    J Hepatol 56:320-5. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Importance of patient, provider, and facility predictors of hepatitis C virus treatment in veterans: a national study
    Jennifer R Kramer
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 106:483-91. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Meeting vaccination quality measures for hepatitis A and B virus in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection
    Jennifer R Kramer
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Hepatology 53:42-52. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Oral bisphosphonates and the risk of Barrett's esophagus: case-control analysis of US veterans
    Derek Lin
    Department of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 108:1576-83. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Referral and receipt of treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma in United States veterans: effect of patient and nonpatient factors
    Jessica A Davila
    Houston VA Health Services Research Center of Excellence, Section of Health Services Research, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Hepatology 57:1858-68. 2013
  6. pmc Prevalence and predictors of hepatitis B virus coinfection in a United States cohort of hepatitis C virus-infected patients
    Gia L Tyson
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Hepatology 58:538-45. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Utilization of surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma among hepatitis C virus-infected veterans in the United States
    Jessica A Davila
    the Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Intern Med 154:85-93. 2011
  8. pmc Patient-centered, comparative effectiveness of esophageal cancer screening: protocol for a comparative effectiveness research study to inform guidelines for evidence-based approach to screening and surveillance endoscopy
    Jennifer R Kramer
    Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Michael E, DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:288. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint The effect of HIV coinfection on the risk of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma in U.S. veterans with hepatitis C
    Jennifer R Kramer
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:56-63. 2005
  10. pmc Risk of immune thrombocytopenic purpura and autoimmune hemolytic anemia among 120 908 US veterans with hepatitis C virus infection
    Elizabeth Y Chiao
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002 Holcombe Road, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:357-63. 2009

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. doi request reprint Gaps in the achievement of effectiveness of HCV treatment in national VA practice
    Jennifer R Kramer
    Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, United States
    J Hepatol 56:320-5. 2012
    ..We wanted to determine the effectiveness of HCV treatment in Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals nationwide...
  2. doi request reprint Importance of patient, provider, and facility predictors of hepatitis C virus treatment in veterans: a national study
    Jennifer R Kramer
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 106:483-91. 2011
    ..Several patient characteristics are known to impact hepatitis C virus (HCV) antiviral treatment rates. However, it is unclear whether, and to what extent, health-care providers or facility characteristics impact HCV treatment rates...
  3. doi request reprint Meeting vaccination quality measures for hepatitis A and B virus in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection
    Jennifer R Kramer
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Hepatology 53:42-52. 2011
    ..With a few exceptions, similar variables were related to meeting the HAV QM. The incidence of superinfection with acute HBV and HAV was low, but it was significantly lower in patients who received vaccination than in those who did not...
  4. doi request reprint Oral bisphosphonates and the risk of Barrett's esophagus: case-control analysis of US veterans
    Derek Lin
    Department of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 108:1576-83. 2013
    ..This study examined Barrett's esophagus (BE) risk factors in veterans to determine the association between risk of BE and use of oral bisphosphonates...
  5. doi request reprint Referral and receipt of treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma in United States veterans: effect of patient and nonpatient factors
    Jessica A Davila
    Houston VA Health Services Research Center of Excellence, Section of Health Services Research, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Hepatology 57:1858-68. 2013
    ..Only receipt of HCC surveillance was associated with increased likelihood of outpatient diagnosis, being seen by a surgeon or oncologist, and treatment...
  6. pmc Prevalence and predictors of hepatitis B virus coinfection in a United States cohort of hepatitis C virus-infected patients
    Gia L Tyson
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Hepatology 58:538-45. 2013
    ..S. on the prevalence of HBV coinfection in HCV patients. Among veterans with HCV, exposure to HBV is common (~35%), but HBV coinfection is relatively low (1.4%). Several possible risk factors were identified...
  7. doi request reprint Utilization of surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma among hepatitis C virus-infected veterans in the United States
    Jessica A Davila
    the Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Intern Med 154:85-93. 2011
    ..Surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is recommended for patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and cirrhosis. However, whether surveillance is being done as recommended is unknown...
  8. pmc Patient-centered, comparative effectiveness of esophageal cancer screening: protocol for a comparative effectiveness research study to inform guidelines for evidence-based approach to screening and surveillance endoscopy
    Jennifer R Kramer
    Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Michael E, DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:288. 2012
    ..Therefore, it is imperative to establish the CE and acceptability about the risks and outcomes related to these practices to better inform expert recommendations and provider-patient decisions...
  9. ncbi request reprint The effect of HIV coinfection on the risk of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma in U.S. veterans with hepatitis C
    Jennifer R Kramer
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:56-63. 2005
    ..This study was conducted to determine whether HIV coinfection increases the risk of cirrhosis in HCV-infected patients in the HAART and pre-HAART eras. Further, the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma was also examined...
  10. pmc Risk of immune thrombocytopenic purpura and autoimmune hemolytic anemia among 120 908 US veterans with hepatitis C virus infection
    Elizabeth Y Chiao
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002 Holcombe Road, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:357-63. 2009
    ..There is emerging evidence that hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection play a role in the etiology of immune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) and autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), both of which are severe autoimmune cytopenias...
  11. pmc Hepatocellular carcinoma screening practices in the Department of Veterans Affairs: findings from a national facility survey
    Hashem B El-Serag
    Houston HSR and D Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd 152, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 58:3117-26. 2013
    ..Previous studies suggest low rates of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) screening in clinical practice. There is little information on the provider- and healthcare-facility-related factors that explain the use of HCC screening...
  12. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C coinfection increases the risk of fulminant hepatic failure in patients with HIV in the HAART era
    Jennifer R Kramer
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center 152, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Hepatol 42:309-14. 2005
    ..It is uncertain if patients coinfected with hepatitis C and HIV are more likely to suffer fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) when compared to patients with HIV-only...
  13. doi request reprint The incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease among U.S. veterans: a national cohort study
    Jason K Hou
    Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 19:1059-64. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to identify temporal trends in the incidence and prevalence of CD and UC among VA users using national VA data sets...
  14. doi request reprint Practice patterns of surveillance endoscopy in a Veterans Affairs database of 29,504 patients with Barrett's esophagus
    Hashem B El-Serag
    the Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd 152, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 76:743-55. 2012
    ..Although surveys report that >95% of gastroenterologists recommend or practice BE surveillance, the extent and patterns of surveillance in clinical practice are unknown...
  15. pmc Waist-to-hip ratio, but not body mass index, is associated with an increased risk of Barrett's esophagus in white men
    Jennifer R Kramer
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 11:373-381.e1. 2013
    ..We examined the effects of waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) and body mass index (BMI) on the risk of BE and investigated whether race, GERD symptoms, or hiatus hernia were involved...
  16. doi request reprint Effectiveness of AFP and ultrasound tests on hepatocellular carcinoma mortality in HCV-infected patients in the USA
    Hashem B El-Serag
    The Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gut 60:992-7. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of HCC surveillance in a national Veterans Administration (VA) practice setting, using the national VA hepatitis C virus (HCV) Clinical Case Registry...
  17. doi request reprint Surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma: development and validation of an algorithm to classify tests in administrative and laboratory data
    Peter Richardson
    Section of Health Services Research, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, The Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 55:3241-51. 2010
    ..The purpose of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and abdominal ultrasound (US) cannot be discerned in administrative data...
  18. doi request reprint Visceral abdominal obesity measured by CT scan is associated with an increased risk of Barrett's oesophagus: a case-control study
    Hashem B El-Serag
    Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence Section, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Gut 63:220-9. 2014
    ..We examined the association between visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) and the risk of BE...
  19. doi request reprint Process of care for hepatitis C infection is linked to treatment outcome and virologic response
    Fasiha Kanwal
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 10:1270-1277.e3. 2012
    ..Process of care-based measures are used commonly to assess the quality of medical care provided to patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. However, the links between these processes and patient outcomes are not clear...
  20. doi request reprint Risk of colorectal cancer among Caucasian and African American veterans with ulcerative colitis
    Jason K Hou
    Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 18:1011-7. 2012
    ..Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a risk factor for developing CRC; however, risk differences for CRC between African Americans and Caucasians with UC are unknown...
  21. pmc Level of α-fetoprotein predicts mortality among patients with hepatitis C-related hepatocellular carcinoma
    Gia L Tyson
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 9:989-94. 2011
    ..We investigated whether higher levels of AFP at the time of diagnosis are associated with increased mortality of patients with HCV-related HCC...
  22. pmc Is there a race-based disparity in the survival of veterans with HIV?
    Thomas P Giordano
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:613-7. 2006
    ..Disparities in survival for black patients with HIV in the United States have been reported. The VA is an equal access health care system...
  23. doi request reprint Occupational exposure and the risk of Barrett's esophagus: a case-control study
    Zeeshan Qureshi
    Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd 152, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 58:1967-75. 2013
    ..However, the association between occupational exposures and the risk of Barrett's esophagus (BE) is unclear given the absence of studies in this area...
  24. doi request reprint Automated identification of surveillance colonoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease using natural language processing
    Jason K Hou
    Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 58:936-41. 2013
    ..The automated retrieval console (ARC) is natural language processing (NLP)-based software that allows text-based document-level classification...
  25. pmc Dietary intake of vegetables, folate, and antioxidants and the risk of Barrett's esophagus
    Li Jiao
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 24:1005-14. 2013
    ..Diet is a potentially modifiable risk factor for Barrett's esophagus (BE). We investigated the associations between intakes of fruits and vegetables and risk of BE...
  26. doi request reprint Helicobacter pylori-negative gastritis: prevalence and risk factors
    Helena Nordenstedt
    Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 108:65-71. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of H. pylori among individuals with histologic gastritis...
  27. ncbi request reprint Cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma in HIV-infected veterans with and without the hepatitis C virus: a cohort study, 1992-2001
    Thomas P Giordano
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:2349-54. 2004
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  28. ncbi request reprint Effect of human immunodeficiency virus and antiretrovirals on outcomes of hepatitis C: a systematic review from an epidemiologic perspective
    Jennifer R Kramer
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 5:1321-1328.e7. 2007
    ..We systematically reviewed the literature examining the association of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and antiretroviral therapy (ART) with liver disease in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection...
  29. ncbi request reprint Predictors of delayed HIV diagnosis in a recently diagnosed cohort
    Jennifer K Mayben
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Houston, Texas, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 21:195-204. 2007
    ..Expanded routine testing for HIV infection is needed with attention directed to men and persons who may not recognize that they are at risk for contracting HIV infection...
  30. pmc Obesity increases oesophageal acid exposure
    Hashem B El-Serag
    Section of Health Services Research, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Gut 56:749-55. 2007
    ..Obesity has been associated with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD); however, the mechanism by which obesity may cause GERD is unclear...
  31. doi request reprint The quality of care provided to patients with cirrhosis and ascites in the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Fasiha Kanwal
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Gastroenterology 143:70-7. 2012
    ..Evidence-based guidelines define the criteria and standards of care for patients with cirrhosis and ascites. However, little is known about the extent to which patients with ascites meet these standards...
  32. ncbi request reprint Risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and lymphoproliferative precursor diseases in US veterans with hepatitis C virus
    Thomas P Giordano
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, and The Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    JAMA 297:2010-7. 2007
    ..Previous studies have been too small to adequately assess these risks...
  33. ncbi request reprint Evaluation for liver transplantation: adherence to AASLD referral guidelines in a large Veterans Affairs center
    Venodhar R Julapalli
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Liver Transpl 11:1370-8. 2005
    ..Deficiencies at the referral level may lead to disparities at further levels of access to liver transplantation...
  34. ncbi request reprint Relationship of cosmetic procedures and drug use to hepatitis C and hepatitis B virus infections in a low-risk population
    Lu Yu Hwang
    Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Epidemiology and Disease Control, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Hepatology 44:341-51. 2006
    ..However, proper infection control practices for cosmetic procedures should be followed, illegal drug use discouraged, and hepatitis B vaccination provided to adolescents and sexually active adults...
  35. pmc The association between Barrett's esophagus and Helicobacter pylori infection: a meta-analysis
    Lori A Fischbach
    Department of Epidemiology, University of NorthTexas Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
    Helicobacter 17:163-75. 2012
    ..The effect of Helicobacter pylori on Barrett's esophagus is poorly understood. We conducted a meta-analysis to summarize the existing literature examining the effect that H. pylori has on Barrett's esophagus...
  36. ncbi request reprint Abdominal obesity and the risk of Barrett's esophagus
    Hashem B El-Serag
    The Section of Gastroenterology, Houston Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:2151-6. 2005
    ..The association between overweight/obesity and the risk of Barrett's esophagus (BE) is unclear. Further, the association between body fat distribution and the risk of BE is unknown...
  37. ncbi request reprint A 2-item screen for depression in rehabilitation inpatients
    Jeffrey A Cully
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs HSR and D Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:469-72. 2005
    ..To generate a brief screening measure to assist frontline rehabilitation health care workers to rapidly and validly screen patients for depressive symptoms...