Dan G Blazer

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Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi APOE epsilon4 and low cholesterol as risks for depression in a biracial elderly community sample
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710 0001, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:515-20. 2002
  2. pmc Trajectory classes of body mass index in a representative elderly community sample
    Maragatha N Kuchibhatla
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 68:699-704. 2013
  3. pmc Comorbid substance use disorders with other Axis I and II mental disorders among treatment-seeking Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, and mixed-race people
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA Electronic address
    J Psychiatr Res 47:1940-8. 2013
  4. pmc Illicit and nonmedical drug use among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, and mixed-race individuals
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, United States Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 133:360-7. 2013
  5. pmc A dimensional approach to understanding severity estimates and risk correlates of marijuana abuse and dependence in adults
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 21:117-33. 2012
  6. pmc Using a latent variable approach to inform gender and racial/ethnic differences in cocaine dependence: a National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network study
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 38:S70-9. 2010
  7. pmc The epidemiology of at-risk and binge drinking among middle-aged and elderly community adults: National Survey on Drug Use and Health
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 166:1162-9. 2009
  8. pmc Heterogeneity of stimulant dependence: a national drug abuse treatment clinical trials network study
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Addict 18:206-18. 2009
  9. pmc Evaluating brief screeners to discriminate between drug use disorders in a sample of treatment-seeking adults
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 35:74-82. 2013
  10. doi Vascular surgery collaboration during pancreaticoduodenectomy with vascular reconstruction
    Ryan S Turley
    Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Ann Vasc Surg 26:685-92. 2012

Detail Information

Publications89

  1. ncbi APOE epsilon4 and low cholesterol as risks for depression in a biracial elderly community sample
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710 0001, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:515-20. 2002
    ..The authors explored the hypothesis that the epsilon4 allele is a risk factor for depression among older persons with a low cholesterol level (a known risk factor for depression)...
  2. pmc Trajectory classes of body mass index in a representative elderly community sample
    Maragatha N Kuchibhatla
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 68:699-704. 2013
    ..It is unclear whether distinct weight-related trajectory classes, differing in course, demographics, and health characteristics, exist in the elderly population...
  3. pmc Comorbid substance use disorders with other Axis I and II mental disorders among treatment-seeking Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, and mixed-race people
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA Electronic address
    J Psychiatr Res 47:1940-8. 2013
    ..In-depth research is needed to elucidate intraracial and interracial differences in treatment needs...
  4. pmc Illicit and nonmedical drug use among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, and mixed-race individuals
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, United States Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 133:360-7. 2013
    ..We determined new drug use estimates for these rising groups. Prevalences among Whites were included as a comparison...
  5. pmc A dimensional approach to understanding severity estimates and risk correlates of marijuana abuse and dependence in adults
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 21:117-33. 2012
    ..Elevated rates of MUDs among African Americans and Hispanics require research to elucidate risk factors and improve assessments of MUDs for different racial/ethnic groups...
  6. pmc Using a latent variable approach to inform gender and racial/ethnic differences in cocaine dependence: a National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network study
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 38:S70-9. 2010
    ....
  7. pmc The epidemiology of at-risk and binge drinking among middle-aged and elderly community adults: National Survey on Drug Use and Health
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 166:1162-9. 2009
    ....
  8. pmc Heterogeneity of stimulant dependence: a national drug abuse treatment clinical trials network study
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Addict 18:206-18. 2009
    ..Regardless of stimulants used, most female users were in the most severe or the physiological dependence group. These results lend support for subtyping dependence in the emerging DSM-V...
  9. pmc Evaluating brief screeners to discriminate between drug use disorders in a sample of treatment-seeking adults
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 35:74-82. 2013
    ..The objective was to identify a potential core set of brief screeners for the detection of individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD) in medical settings...
  10. doi Vascular surgery collaboration during pancreaticoduodenectomy with vascular reconstruction
    Ryan S Turley
    Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Ann Vasc Surg 26:685-92. 2012
    ..We hypothesize that a multidisciplinary approach involving a vascular surgeon will minimize morbidity and improve patency of VRs...
  11. pmc An item response theory modeling of alcohol and marijuana dependences: a National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network study
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 70:414-25. 2009
    ....
  12. doi The course of depressive symptoms in older adults with comorbid major depression and dysthymia
    Celia F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:300-9. 2008
    ..To examine the course of depressive symptoms in older patients with comorbid major depression and dysthymia...
  13. pmc The variety of ecstasy/MDMA users: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on alcohol and related conditions
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Addict 18:452-61. 2009
    ..The recent resurgence in ecstasy use among adults underscores the need to monitor trends in its use...
  14. doi The impact of vascular resection on early postoperative outcomes after pancreaticoduodenectomy: an analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database
    Anthony W Castleberry
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:4068-77. 2012
    ..Our objective is to review the outcomes associated with VR during PD using a large multicenter data source...
  15. pmc Using electronic health records data to assess comorbidities of substance use and psychiatric diagnoses and treatment settings among adults
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3903, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 47:555-63. 2013
    ..To examine prevalences of substance use disorders (SUD) and comprehensive patterns of comorbidities among psychiatric patients ages 18-64 years (N = 40,099) in an electronic health records (EHR) database...
  16. pmc Alcohol and drug use disorders among adults in emergency department settings in the United States
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 60:172-80.e5. 2012
    ..We examine past-year substance use and substance use disorders (alcohol, 9 drug classes) among adult ED users. Prevalences of substance use and substance use disorders among ED nonusers are calculated for reference purposes...
  17. pmc Substance use disorders and comorbid Axis I and II psychiatric disorders among young psychiatric patients: findings from a large electronic health records database
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3419, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 45:1453-62. 2011
    ..21%); children, females, and blacks had elevated odds of inpatient psychiatric treatment. Collectively, results add clinical evidence on treatment needs and diagnostic patterns for understudied diagnoses...
  18. pmc How do prescription opioid users differ from users of heroin or other drugs in psychopathology: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Addict Med 5:28-35. 2011
    ..To study substance use and psychiatric disorders among prescription opioid users, heroin users, and non-opioid drug users in a national sample of adults...
  19. pmc Accuracy of self-reported height and weight in a community-based sample of older African Americans and whites
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:1123-9. 2010
    ..To ascertain accuracy of self-reported height, weight (and hence body mass index) in African American and white women and men older than 70 years of age...
  20. ncbi Predictors of antidepressant use among older adults: have they changed over time?
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3003, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:705-10. 2005
    ..The authors analyzed data from two follow-up intervals-1986-1987 to 1989-1990 (interval 1) and 1992-1993 to 1996-1997 (interval 2)-from a community-based cohort of 4,162 older adults to determine predictors of future antidepressant use...
  21. pmc Tobacco use among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, and mixed-race individuals: 2002-2010
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 132:87-94. 2013
    ..We examined prevalences and correlates of tobacco use among these understudied groups. Prevalences among whites were included as a comparison...
  22. pmc Alcohol and drug dependence symptom items as brief screeners for substance use disorders: results from the Clinical Trials Network
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3419, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 46:360-9. 2012
    ..To address an urgent need for screening of substance use problems in medical settings, we examined substance-specific dependence criteria as potential brief screeners for the detection of patients with a substance use disorder (SUD)...
  23. pmc An item response theory analysis of DSM-IV criteria for hallucinogen abuse and dependence in adolescents
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Addict Behav 35:273-7. 2010
    ....
  24. ncbi APOE epsilon4 as a predictor of subjective quality of life in a biracial older person community sample
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Aging Health 15:645-60. 2003
    ..The findings do not contradict the previous association of epsilon4 with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other conditions. Such conditions continue to merit full attention...
  25. ncbi Effect of cancer screening and desirable health behaviors on functional status, self-rated health, health service use and mortality
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:66-74. 2007
    ..To determine whether some health behaviors of older people (e.g., obtaining cancer screens) have a limited and others (e.g., exercise) have a broad association with population-level health status 4 to 6 years later...
  26. pmc Latent subtypes of depression in a community sample of older adults: can depression clusters predict future depression trajectories?
    Celia F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 47:1288-97. 2013
    ..Depressive symptom profiles predict the longitudinal course of depression in a community sample of older adults, findings that are important especially in primary care settings. ..
  27. pmc Use of item response theory and latent class analysis to link poly-substance use disorders with addiction severity, HIV risk, and quality of life among opioid-dependent patients in the Clinical Trials Network
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3419, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 118:186-93. 2011
    ....
  28. pmc Construct and differential item functioning in the assessment of prescription opioid use disorders among American adolescents
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 48:563-72. 2009
    ..To examine the psychometric properties of diagnostic criteria for prescription analgesic opioid use disorders (OUDs) and to identify background predictors of a latent continuum for OUD liability...
  29. ncbi Perception of unmet basic needs as a predictor of depressive symptoms among community-dwelling older adults
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:191-5. 2007
    ..In this study, we determined, controlling for reported income and functional status, if perceived inadequate basic needs predicted depressive symptoms...
  30. pmc The high prevalence of substance use disorders among recent MDMA users compared with other drug users: Implications for intervention
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3419, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Addict Behav 34:654-61. 2009
    ....
  31. ncbi Sociodemographic characteristics of the neighborhood and depressive symptoms in older adults: using multilevel modeling in geriatric psychiatry
    Celia F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:498-506. 2006
    ..Our objective was to examine the association between neighborhood context and level of depressive symptomatology in older adults in a diverse geographic region of central North Carolina...
  32. pmc The epidemiology of substance use and disorders among middle aged and elderly community adults: national survey on drug use and health
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:237-45. 2009
    ..To estimate the prevalence, distribution, and correlates of drug use among middle aged and elderly persons in the United States and to compare with alcohol use in this age group...
  33. ncbi Feeding jejunostomy during Whipple is associated with increased morbidity
    James C Padussis
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Electronic address
    J Surg Res 187:361-6. 2014
    ..Placement of a feeding jejunostomy tube (FJ) is often performed during pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Few studies, however, have sought to determine whether such placement affects postoperative outcomes after PD...
  34. pmc Heterogeneity in symptom profiles among older adults diagnosed with major depression
    Celia F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, U S A
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:906-22. 2011
    ..These analyses explore the structure of depressive symptoms in older patients diagnosed with major depression by identifying clusters of patients based on their symptom profiles...
  35. pmc Profiles of depressive symptoms in older adults diagnosed with major depression: latent cluster analysis
    Celia F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:387-96. 2009
    ..To explore the underlying structure of symptom presentation in older adults with major depression by identifying homogeneous clusters of individuals based on symptom profiles...
  36. ncbi Provider characteristics related to antidepressant use in older people
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:942-9. 2006
    ..To determine whether the characteristics of the usual medical care providers of older antidepressant users changed between 1986 and 1997 with the introduction of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors...
  37. pmc Racial/ethnic variations in substance-related disorders among adolescents in the United States
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 68:1176-85. 2011
    ..While young racial/ethnic groups are the fastest growing population in the United States, data about substance-related disorders among adolescents of various racial/ethnic backgrounds are lacking...
  38. ncbi How do you feel about...? Health outcomes in late life and self-perceptions of health and well-being
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Gerontologist 48:415-22. 2008
    ..and health outcomes over time...
  39. doi The complex association between religious activities and functional limitations in older adults
    Celia F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3003, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Gerontologist 52:676-85. 2012
    ....
  40. pmc Perception of unmet basic needs as a predictor of mortality among community-dwelling older adults
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry, Box 3003, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:299-304. 2005
    ..We sought to determine whether, among older adults (>65 years), a perception that their basic needs are not being met increased mortality risk and whether this risk varied by race/ethnicity...
  41. pmc Shortness of breath as a predictor of depressive symptoms in a community sample of older adults
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:1080-4. 2010
    ..We attempted to determine if self-reported shortness of breath (SoB) is associated with depressive symptoms at long-term (3-year) follow-up in a community sample of older (65+) adults...
  42. pmc The epidemiology of alcohol use disorders and subthreshold dependence in a middle-aged and elderly community sample
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:685-94. 2011
    ..To estimate 1-year prevalence and correlates of alcohol abuse, dependence, and subthreshold dependence (diagnostic orphans) among middle-aged and elderly persons in the United States...
  43. ncbi Mortality and apolipoprotein E in African-American, and White elders: an attempted replication
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 119:141-6. 2003
    ..Until such time as studies use truly representative samples and include younger ages, findings in this area must be treated with caution...
  44. ncbi What symptoms of depression predict mortality in community-dwelling elders?
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:2052-6. 2004
    ..To determine which symptoms of depression are most likely to increase the risk of mortality in a biracial sample of older adults...
  45. pmc Age differences in symptom expression in patients with major depression
    Celia F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 27:601-11. 2012
    ..The aim of the study was to compare symptom expression in primarily middle-aged (<60) and older (60+) patients who were depressed and determine if symptom profiles differed by age...
  46. pmc Patterns of tobacco use and tobacco-related psychiatric morbidity and substance use among middle-aged and older adults in the United States
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Aging Ment Health 16:296-304. 2012
    ..To examine prevalence of tobacco use and identify psychiatric symptoms and substance use correlates of tobacco use comparing adults 50-64 years of age with those 65+ years of age (N = 10,891)...
  47. pmc Treatment use and barriers among adolescents with prescription opioid use disorders
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham 27710, USA
    Addict Behav 36:1233-9. 2011
    ..This study examined national trends, patterns, correlates, and barriers to substance abuse treatment use by adolescents aged 12-17 years who met at least one of the past-year criteria for prescription opioid abuse or dependence (N=1788)...
  48. pmc Illicit and nonmedical drug use among older adults: a review
    Li Tzy Wu
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Aging Health 23:481-504. 2011
    ..7 million in 2020. The authors provide a review of epidemiological findings for this understudied area of research by focusing on illicit drug use disorders and nonmedical use of prescription drugs among adults aged 50+ years...
  49. pmc Subtypes of nonmedical opioid users: results from the national epidemiologic survey on alcohol and related conditions
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 112:69-80. 2010
    ..To identify subtypes of nonmedical opioid users, gender variations in psychiatric disorders, and quality of life in a representative sample of adults...
  50. pmc Allopregnanolone levels are reduced in temporal cortex in patients with Alzheimer's disease compared to cognitively intact control subjects
    Jennifer C Naylor
    VA Mid Atlantic Mental Illness, Research and Clinical Center MIRECC, Durham, NC, USA
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1801:951-9. 2010
    ..In addition, the APOE4 allele is associated with reduced allopregnanolone levels. Neurosteroids may be relevant to the neurobiology and therapeutics of AD...
  51. ncbi Is the APOE epsilon4 genotype associated with higher hospital costs among elderly patients?
    Donald H Taylor
    Department of Public Policy Studies, Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 11:75-82. 2003
    ....
  52. pmc Trajectories of mobility and IADL function in older patients diagnosed with major depression
    Celia F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Box 3003, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:74-81. 2010
    ..Our aim was to explore the latent traits of trajectories of limitations in mobility and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) tasks in a sample of older adults diagnosed with major depression...
  53. pmc The construct and measurement equivalence of cocaine and opioid dependences: a National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) study
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 103:114-23. 2009
    ....
  54. ncbi Predictors of partial remission in older patients treated for major depression: the role of comorbid dysthymia
    Celia F Hybels
    Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Box 3003, Duke Univ Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:713-21. 2005
    ..The authors studied demographic, clinical, social, and perceived health and well-being factors as predictors of partial remission in older patients treated for major depressive disorder (MDD)...
  55. ncbi Religious and spiritual factors and the consequences of trauma: a review and model of the interrelationship
    Frauke C Schaefer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 38:507-24. 2008
    ..This review of selected empirical studies describes religious and spiritual factors that have been examined in their association with the consequences of trauma. A comprehensive model is proposed to explain the complex interrelationship...
  56. doi Depression in long-term care
    Mugdha Thakur
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 9:82-7. 2008
    ..To review the diagnosis and treatment of depressive disorders in long-term care settings...
  57. pmc Nonprescription use of pain relievers by middle-aged and elderly community-living adults: National Survey on Drug Use and Health
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1252-7. 2009
    ..To estimate the frequency, distribution, and correlates of nonprescription use of pain relievers by middle-aged and elderly persons in the United States...
  58. ncbi Apolipoprotein E epsilon4 and risk of mortality in African American and white older community residents
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Gerontologist 42:381-6. 2002
    ..The goal of this study was to determine whether the epsilon4 allele of apolipoprotein E is predictive of mortality in a community-based sample...
  59. ncbi Why John wasn't healed by prayer: perspectives across disciplines
    Dan G Blazer
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 42:377-91. 2011
    ..This cross-disciplinary discussion reveals insights that we believe physicians can use when confronting such issues with patients...
  60. ncbi Traumatic events and posttraumatic stress in cross-cultural mission assignments
    Frauke C Schaefer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Trauma Stress 20:529-39. 2007
    ..Factors associated with the severity of posttraumatic stress were depression, functional impairment, subjective severity and number of traumatic events, and the level of resilience...
  61. ncbi Partial remission. A common outcome in older adults treated for major depression
    Celia F Hybels
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Geriatrics 61:22-6. 2006
    ..Treatment options include antidepressants (alone or in combination) and psychotherapy...
  62. ncbi Section introduction: spirituality, depression & suicide
    Dan G Blazer
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    South Med J 100:733-4. 2007
  63. ncbi Sex differences in the relationship between subthreshold depression and mortality in a community sample of older adults
    Celia F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:283-91. 2002
    ..60; p=0.002) across the three periods. Subthreshold depression may result in different outcomes in women, possibly mediating against mortality...
  64. pmc Social support in older individuals: the role of the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism
    Warren D Taylor
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 147:1205-12. 2008
    ..Further work is needed to determine the generalizability of this finding to the broader population, as well as its significance for clinical outcomes...
  65. pmc Hallucinogen-related disorders in a national sample of adolescents: the influence of ecstasy/MDMA use
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 104:156-66. 2009
    ..To present the prevalence and correlates of hallucinogen use disorders (HUDs: abuse or dependence) and subthreshold dependence...
  66. ncbi Depression in diabetes and obesity: racial/ethnic/gender issues in older adults
    Dan G Blazer
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University School of Medicine, Box 3003, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Psychosom Res 53:913-6. 2002
    ..This study focuses on the comorbidity between depression and diabetes, as well as depression and obesity, in a biracial community sample of older adults...
  67. pmc Identifying a national death index match
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 170:515-8. 2009
    ..7% of the time, while comparable agreement was found for only 12.3% of candidate decedents who did not have the required combination of information. Thus, an easy to apply algorithm facilitates accurate identification of NDI matches...
  68. ncbi Metabolic syndrome predicts mobility decline in a community-based sample of older adults
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:502-6. 2006
    ..To determine whether metabolic syndrome is an independent predictor of decline in mobility in an elderly community sample...
  69. ncbi Origins of depression in later life
    Dan G Blazer
    Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Durham, NC 24410, USA
    Psychol Med 35:1241-52. 2005
    ..Despite the burden of depression in late life, its origins present a paradox to investigators and clinicians alike...
  70. pmc Genetic testing for Alzheimer's and long-term care insurance
    Donald H Taylor
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:102-8. 2010
    ..Policymakers will eventually need to confront the issue of the use of this and other markers in the pricing of long-term care insurance...
  71. ncbi Commentary: longitudinal studies on aging and the development of geriatrics in North America
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Box 3003, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:1155-6; discussion 1132-52. 2004
  72. ncbi Depression in late life: review and commentary
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Center for the Study of Aging, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:249-65. 2003
    ..Finally, I present evidence for the current therapies prescribed for depressed elders, ranging from medications to group therapy...
  73. pmc Infrequent illicit methadone use among stimulant-using patients in methadone maintenance treatment programs: a national drug abuse treatment clinical trials network study
    Li Tzy Wu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Addict 17:304-11. 2008
    ..Illicit methadone use among patients in maintenance programs is infrequent; however, a number of factors may increase risk of illicit use...
  74. ncbi Spirituality and depression: a case study
    Dan G Blazer
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    South Med J 100:759-60. 2007
  75. ncbi Relationship of race/ethnicity and blood pressure to change in cognitive function
    Arline D Bohannon
    Department of Medicine, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:424-9. 2002
    ..To determine whether there are racial/ethnic differences regarding the relationship of level of blood pressure to change in cognitive function in older people...
  76. doi Comparison of outcomes and the use of multimodality therapy in young and elderly people undergoing surgical resection of pancreatic cancer
    Andrew S Barbas
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:344-50. 2012
    ..To compare outcomes and the use of multimodality therapy in young and elderly people with pancreatic cancer undergoing surgical resection...
  77. ncbi Epidemiology of late-life mental disorders
    Celia F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3003, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Clin Geriatr Med 19:663-96, v. 2003
    ..Also included is a discussion of risk factors and outcomes of these disorders and a discussion of the implications of these epidemiologic findings for geriatric medicine...
  78. ncbi Spirituality, depression, and the elderly
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    South Med J 99:1178-9. 2006
  79. ncbi The impact of borderline personality disorder on post-traumatic stress in the community: a study of health status, health utilization, and functioning
    Kathryn M Connor
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3812, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 43:41-8. 2002
    ..Individuals with comorbid PTSS and BPD demonstrate greater overall impairment and usage of health care resources...
  80. ncbi Racial disparities in elevated prenatal depressive symptoms among black and white women in eastern north Carolina
    Suezanne T Orr
    Department of Health Education and Promotion, College of Health and Human Performance, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:463-8. 2006
    ..Our study focused on Center for Epidemiologic Studies' Depression Scale (CES-D) scores of pregnant black and white women...
  81. ncbi Body mass index and depressive symptoms in older adults: the moderating roles of race, sex, and socioeconomic status
    Natalie Sachs-Ericsson
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA sachs psy fsu edu
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:815-25. 2007
    ..The authors anticipated that BMI would predict depressive symptoms, and that this relationship would be greater among women, individuals of higher socioeconomic status (SES), and white subjects...
  82. ncbi The relationship between spirituality and depressive symptoms: testing psychosocial mechanisms
    Mahyar Mofidi
    US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:681-8. 2007
    ..The link between spirituality and depressive symptoms is indirect. The relationship is mediated by optimism, volunteering, and social support. Findings present research and practice implications...
  83. ncbi Spirituality and depressive symptoms in a racially diverse US sample of community-dwelling adults
    Mahyar Mofidi
    Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:975-7. 2006
    ..Spirituality appears to be a psychosocial resource against depressive symptoms, although the results must be confirmed in longitudinal investigations...
  84. ncbi Racial differences in cognitive decline in a sample of community-dwelling older adults: the mediating role of education and literacy
    Natalie Sachs-Ericsson
    Dept of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 1270, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:968-75. 2005
    ..The authors examined racial differences in cognitive decline (CD) and the role of education and literacy in mediating this relationship...
  85. ncbi How the question is asked makes a difference in the assessment of depressive symptoms in older persons
    Joshua Chodosh
    UCLA Division of Geriatrics, School of Medicine, 10945 Le Conte Ave, Suite 2339, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1687, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 12:75-83. 2004
    ..The authors examined whether older adults respond comparably to two standard depression instruments rating symptoms by frequency/duration or degree of severity/"bother."..
  86. ncbi The influence of depression on cognitive decline in community-dwelling elderly persons
    Natalie Sachs-Ericsson
    Dept of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:402-8. 2005
    ..The authors examined the association between depressive symptoms and cognitive errors measured 3 years apart in a longitudinal sample of community-dwelling elderly persons...
  87. ncbi Self-reported delay in seeking care has poor validity for predicting adverse outcomes
    Randall W Rupper
    Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84148, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:2104-9. 2004
    ..To determine whether self-reports of delayed care predict increased mortality and functional decline in community-dwelling elderly...
  88. ncbi Aging-related diagnostic variations: need for diagnostic criteria appropriate for elderly psychiatric patients
    Dilip V Jeste
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, California 92161, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 58:265-71. 2005
    ..Finally, we suggest some future steps for clarifying this diagnostic confusion...
  89. ncbi Religious beliefs, practices and mental health outcomes: what is the research question?
    Dan G Blazer
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:269-72. 2007