Deborah A Fisher

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Variation in use of surveillance colonoscopy among colorectal cancer survivors in the United States
    Talya Salz
    Health Outcomes Research Group, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 307 E, 63rd St, New York, NY 10065, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:256. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Impact of comorbidity on colorectal cancer screening in the veterans healthcare system
    Deborah A Fisher
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 5:991-6. 2007
  3. pmc Validation of a questionnaire to assess self-reported colorectal cancer screening status using face-to-face administration
    Deborah A Fisher
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 54:1297-306. 2009
  4. pmc Determinants of medical system delay in the diagnosis of colorectal cancer within the Veteran Affairs Health System
    Deborah A Fisher
    Health Services Research and Development, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 508 Fulton Street 152, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 55:1434-41. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Ascertainment of colonoscopy indication using administrative data
    Deborah A Fisher
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 55:1721-5. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Race and colorectal cancer screening: a population-based study in North Carolina
    Deborah A Fisher
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Institute for Clinical and Epidemiological Research, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    N C Med J 65:12-5. 2004
  7. doi request reprint Longitudinal adherence to fecal occult blood testing impacts colorectal cancer screening quality
    Ziad F Gellad
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 106:1125-34. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Barriers to full colon evaluation for a positive fecal occult blood test
    Deborah A Fisher
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1232-5. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Assessing the quality of colorectal cancer care: do we have appropriate quality measures? (A systematic review of literature)
    Meenal Patwardhan
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:831-45. 2007
  10. pmc Quality of colonoscopy reporting in community practice
    Lena B Palmer
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 72:321-7, 327.e1. 2010

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. pmc Variation in use of surveillance colonoscopy among colorectal cancer survivors in the United States
    Talya Salz
    Health Outcomes Research Group, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 307 E, 63rd St, New York, NY 10065, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:256. 2010
    ..Using data from a large, multi-regional, population-based cohort, we describe the rate of surveillance colonoscopy and its association with geographic, sociodemographic, clinical, and health services characteristics...
  2. ncbi request reprint Impact of comorbidity on colorectal cancer screening in the veterans healthcare system
    Deborah A Fisher
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 5:991-6. 2007
    ..Our aim was to determine the relationship between patient comorbidity and screening by fecal occult blood test in a national sample of veterans...
  3. pmc Validation of a questionnaire to assess self-reported colorectal cancer screening status using face-to-face administration
    Deborah A Fisher
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 54:1297-306. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-developed colorectal cancer screening questionnaire...
  4. pmc Determinants of medical system delay in the diagnosis of colorectal cancer within the Veteran Affairs Health System
    Deborah A Fisher
    Health Services Research and Development, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 508 Fulton Street 152, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 55:1434-41. 2010
    ..The goals of this study are to evaluate determinants of the time in the medical system until a colorectal cancer diagnosis and to explore characteristics associated with stage at diagnosis...
  5. doi request reprint Ascertainment of colonoscopy indication using administrative data
    Deborah A Fisher
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 55:1721-5. 2010
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Race and colorectal cancer screening: a population-based study in North Carolina
    Deborah A Fisher
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Institute for Clinical and Epidemiological Research, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    N C Med J 65:12-5. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if colorectal cancer screening rates are different between blacks and whites while controlling for potential confounders...
  7. doi request reprint Longitudinal adherence to fecal occult blood testing impacts colorectal cancer screening quality
    Ziad F Gellad
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 106:1125-34. 2011
    ..Our goal was to evaluate the adherence to repeated yearly fecal occult blood tests (FOBTs) in order to better understand the extent to which longitudinal adherence may impact screening quality...
  8. ncbi request reprint Barriers to full colon evaluation for a positive fecal occult blood test
    Deborah A Fisher
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1232-5. 2006
    ..The primary aim of this study was to explore the factors associated with undergoing a full colon evaluation for a positive fecal occult blood test (FOBT) in a single Veterans Affairs center...
  9. ncbi request reprint Assessing the quality of colorectal cancer care: do we have appropriate quality measures? (A systematic review of literature)
    Meenal Patwardhan
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:831-45. 2007
    ..We also evaluated the extent to which these measures are ready to be implemented in clinical practice, and identified areas for future research...
  10. pmc Quality of colonoscopy reporting in community practice
    Lena B Palmer
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 72:321-7, 327.e1. 2010
    ..Quality endoscopy reporting is essential when community endoscopists perform colonoscopies for veterans who cannot be scheduled at a Veterans Administration (VA) facility...
  11. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening, comorbidity, and follow-up in elderly patients
    Katherine S Garman
    Durham Veteran s Affairs Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Med Sci 332:159-63. 2006
    ....
  12. pmc Time from positive screening fecal occult blood test to colonoscopy and risk of neoplasia
    Ziad F Gellad
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 54:2497-502. 2009
    ..07, P = 0.14). In this study, a longer interval to colonoscopy after fecal occult blood test was associated with an increased risk of neoplasia. Determining the optimal interval for follow-up is desirable and will require larger studies...
  13. ncbi request reprint Mortality and follow-up colonoscopy after colorectal cancer
    Deborah A Fisher
    Institute for Clinical and Epidemiological Research, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:901-6. 2003
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for advanced disease in colorectal cancer
    Deborah A Fisher
    Institute for Clinical and Epidemiological Research, Durham VAMC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:2019-24. 2004
    ..The goal of this study was to identify predictors of presenting with late-stage colorectal cancer with a focus on potentially modifiable factors...
  15. ncbi request reprint Impact of functional support on health-related quality of life in patients with colorectal cancer
    Shahnaz Sultan
    Institute for Clinical and Epidemiological Research, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Cancer 101:2737-43. 2004
    ..In the current study, the authors examined the effects of social network size, as well as emotional and instrumental support, on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with colorectal cancer...
  16. ncbi request reprint Inappropriate colorectal cancer screening: findings and implications
    Deborah A Fisher
    Institute for Clinical and Epidemiological Research, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:2526-30. 2005
    ..Our aim was to ascertain whether the fecal occult blood test (FOBT) was being ordered appropriately...
  17. doi request reprint Obesity and receipt of clinical preventive services in veterans
    William S Yancy
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1827-35. 2010
    ..This may be due to the VA health service coverage and performance directives, a more homogeneous patient demographic profile, and/or unmeasured factors related to service receipt...
  18. doi request reprint Does this patient have a severe upper gastrointestinal bleed?
    F Douglas Srygley
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, PO Box 3913, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    JAMA 307:1072-9. 2012
    ..Emergency physicians must determine both the location and the severity of acute gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) to optimize the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches...
  19. pmc Characteristics of primary care office visits to nurse practitioners, physician assistants and physicians in United States Veterans Health Administration facilities, 2005 to 2010: a retrospective cross-sectional analysis
    Perri A Morgan
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Hum Resour Health 10:42. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  20. pmc Factors associated with survival of veterans with gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors
    Bryan L Balmadrid
    Division of Gastroenterology, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Cancer Epidemiol 2012:986708. 2012
    ..Worsened survival was associated with older age, tumor site, advanced stage, and earlier year of diagnosis...
  21. ncbi request reprint Quality measures for the use of adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy in patients with colorectal cancer: a systematic review
    Robert G Prosnitz
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Cancer 107:2352-60. 2006
    ..Therefore, the authors conducted a systematic review of the literature to determine the available QMs for adjuvant CT and RT in patients with CRC and rated their usefulness for assessing the delivery of quality care...
  22. ncbi request reprint Early colonoscopy for acute lower GI bleeding predicts shorter hospital stay: a retrospective study of experience in a single center
    Nathan Schmulewitz
    Gastroenterology Division, Duke Liver Center, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 58:841-6. 2003
    ..It is our hypothesis that clinical factors, such as comorbidity, hemodynamic instability, and timing of colonoscopy, are associated with hospital lengths of stay...
  23. ncbi request reprint The utility of upper endoscopy in patients with concomitant upper gastrointestinal bleeding and acute myocardial infarction
    Sauyu Lin
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 51:2377-83. 2006
    ..In patients without these clinical features, urgent endoscopy may be delayed, unless cardiac management decisions are dependent on endoscopic findings...
  24. ncbi request reprint The bottom line: offer the colorectal cancer screening test that you can deliver
    Deborah A Fisher
    Gastrointest Endosc 65:646-7. 2007
  25. doi request reprint Validation of self-reported colorectal cancer screening behavior from a mixed-mode survey of veterans
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:768-76. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to validate self-reported colorectal cancer (CRC) screening using the National Cancer Institute Colorectal Cancer Screening questionnaire...
  26. ncbi request reprint Watchful waiting after endoscopic removal of common bile duct stones: cheaper and better?
    Deborah A Fisher
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:753-4. 2006
    ..Patient preferences for the different strategies (i.e., utilities) were not included in the model but are important to elicit and consider in clinical practice...
  27. pmc Promising to wait: virginity pledges and adolescent sexual behavior
    Melina M Bersamin
    Prevention Research Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Berkeley, California 94704, USA
    J Adolesc Health 36:428-36. 2005
    ..The current study examined the association between formal and non-formal virginity pledges and the initiation of genital play, oral sex, and vaginal intercourse among adolescents...