R D Horner
Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
- Racial variations in postoperative outcomes of carotid endarterectomy: evidence from the Veterans Affairs National Surgical Quality Improvement ProgramRonnie D Horner
VA Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Stroke QUERI Program, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Med Care 40:I35-43. 2002..It is unclear whether worse surgical outcomes are influencing clinical decision-making regarding use of the operation among minority group patients...
- Accuracy of self-reported stroke among elderly veteransR D Horner
Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Duke University Medical Center, USA
Aging Ment Health 5:275-81. 2001..Veterans' self-reports of stroke are sufficiently accurate to use in preliminary epidemiological studies and health services research of cerebrovascular disease...
- Race, presenting signs and symptoms, use of carotid artery imaging, and appropriateness of carotid endarterectomyE Z Oddone
Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
Stroke 30:1350-6. 1999....
- Racial differences in the utilization of inpatient rehabilitation services among elderly stroke patientsR D Horner
Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Veterans Affairs Medical, Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
Stroke 28:19-25. 1997....
- Depression and other determinants of values placed on current health state by stroke patients: evidence from the VA Acute Stroke (VASt) studyH B Bosworth
Health Services Research and Development, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, NC 27705, USA
Stroke 31:2603-9. 2000..This prospective study examined the determinants of the utility (value) placed on health status among a sample of patients with acute ischemic and intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke...
- Spinal-flexibility-plus-aerobic versus aerobic-only training: effect of a randomized clinical trial on function in at-risk older adultsM C Morey
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 54:M335-42. 1999..The purpose of this study was to determine the added benefit of a spinal flexibility-plus-aerobic exercise intervention versus aerobic-only exercise on function among community-dwelling elders...
- New horizons in stroke rehabilitation researchH Hoenig
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service and the Health Services Research and Development Field Program, Durham VA Medical Center, NC 27705, USA
J Rehabil Res Dev 36:19-31. 1999..We conclude that health services research in stroke rehabilitation is sparse. To be more informative, rehabilitation health services research should be guided by the SPO model...
- The validity in persons with spinal cord injury of a self-reported functional measure derived from the functional independence measureH Hoenig
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center, North Carolina, USA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 24:539-43; discussion 543-4. 1999..CONCLUSION: The Self-Reported Functional Measure shows good concurrent and construct validities...
- Improving the reliability of stroke subgroup classification using the Trial of ORG 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment (TOAST) criteriaL B Goldstein
Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
Stroke 32:1091-8. 2001..However, the investigators cautioned that disagreements in subtype assignment remain despite the use of these explicit criteria and that trials should include measures to ensure the most uniform diagnosis possible...
- Understanding racial variation in the use of carotid endarterectomy: the role of aversion to surgeryE Z Oddone
Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 90:25-33. 1998..5% for whites. These results indicate that racial differences in the utilization of carotid endarterectomy may be due in part to differences in patients' levels of aversion to this surgery...
- VA Stroke Study: neurologist care is associated with increased testing but improved outcomesL B Goldstein
Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
Neurology 61:792-6. 2003..VA Stroke Study (VASt) data were analyzed to determine whether neurologist management affected the process and outcome of care of patients with ischemic stroke...
- Prospective study of military service and mortality from ALSRonnie D Horner
Neurology 65:180-1; author reply 180-1. 2005
- Estimating the occurrence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis among Gulf War (1990-1991) veterans using capture-recapture methodsCynthia J Coffman
Institute for Clinical and Epidemiological Research, Biostatistics Unit, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
Neuroepidemiology 24:141-50. 2005....
- Racial/ethnic variations in non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use among patients with osteoarthritisKelli L Dominick
Health Services Research and Development Service, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC, USA
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 13:683-94. 2004..While there are documented racial differences in the use of opioid analgesics, little is known about racial differences in the use of NSAIDs...
- The effect of poststroke cognitive impairment on rehabilitation process and functional outcomeSandra Zinn
Rehabilitation Research and Development, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center 151, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:1084-90. 2004..To determine whether cognitive impairment affects access to, or quality of, rehabilitation services, and to examine the effects of functional outcomes in stroke patients...
- Charlson Index comorbidity adjustment for ischemic stroke outcome studiesLarry B Goldstein
Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
Stroke 35:1941-5. 2004..The purpose of the present study was to determine whether outcomes of ischemic stroke patients varied on the basis of the Charlson Index...
- Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug use among patients with GI bleedingKelli L Dominick
Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Veterans Affairs Medical Center VAMC, Durham, NC 27705 3897, USA
Ann Pharmacother 38:1159-64. 2004....
- Adding injury to insult: fracture risk after stroke in veteransHeather E Whitson
Center for the Study of Aging, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1082-8. 2006..To determine fracture risk in U.S. stroke patients and identify patient characteristics that predict highest fracture risk in two complementary cohorts...
- Postacute stroke guideline compliance is associated with greater patient satisfactionDean M Reker
Kansas City VA Medical Center and Center on Aging, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 64128, USA
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:750-6. 2002..To determine if the structure of care or the process of stroke care, as measured by compliance with stroke guidelines published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), is associated with patient satisfaction...
- Performance of a mail-administered version of a stroke-specific outcome measure, the Stroke Impact ScalePamela W Duncan
Department of Research, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Center on Aging, University of Kansas Medical Center, Room 5026 Wescoe Pavilion, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, Kansas 66160 7117, USA
Clin Rehabil 16:493-505. 2002..To evaluate the feasibility and concurrent validity of a new, mail-administered, stroke-specific outcome measure, the Stroke Impact Scale (SIS)...
- Adherence to postacute rehabilitation guidelines is associated with functional recovery in strokePamela W Duncan
Kansas City VA Medical Center and Center on Aging, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City 66160 7117, USA
Stroke 33:167-77. 2002..The purpose of this study was to determine if compliance with poststroke rehabilitation guidelines was associated with better functional outcomes...
- Structure, process, and outcomes in stroke rehabilitationHelen Hoenig
Durham VA Medical Center and Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
Med Care 40:1036-47. 2002..However, little empirical work has been done to test this hypothesis, particularly for medical rehabilitation...
- Carotid endarterectomy and race: do clinical indications and patient preferences account for differences?Eugene Z Oddone
Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Division of General Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC 27710, USA
Stroke 33:2936-43. 2002..The purpose of this work was to determine the importance of clinical indications and patient preferences in predicting the use of carotid angiography and CE in a racially stratified sample of patients...
- Optimization of informed consent for umbilical cord blood bankingJeremy Sugarman
Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:1642-6. 2002..Study Design: Telephone interviews were conducted with 170 women who had given consent to donate their newborn infants' umbilical cord blood...
- Effects of race and poverty on the process and outcome of inpatient rehabilitation services among stroke patientsRonnie D Horner
Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Durham, NC, USA
Stroke 34:1027-31. 2003..This report examines, within an equal-access healthcare system, racial differences in time to initiation of stroke rehabilitation services and in the trajectory of physical function recovery...
- Veterans Administration Acute Stroke (VASt) Study: lack of race/ethnic-based differences in utilization of stroke-related procedures or servicesLarry B Goldstein
Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
Stroke 34:999-1004. 2003....
- Factors associated with a provider's recommendation of carotid endarterectomy: implications for understanding disparities in the use of invasive proceduresRonnie D Horner
Institute for the Study of Health, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267, USA
J Vasc Surg 45:124-9. 2007....
- Racial/ethnic disparities in the treatment of epilepsy: what do we know? What do we need to know?Magdalena Szaflarski
Institute for the Study of Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Epilepsy Behav 9:243-64. 2006..We propose a framework to identify the array of disparities, points of intervention, and interventions...
- Gender differences in hepatitis C infection and risks among persons with severe mental illnessMarian I Butterfield
Health Services Research and Development Service (152, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
Psychiatr Serv 54:848-53. 2003..CONCLUSION:S: Gender differences in the lifetime rates of drug risks explain the higher rates of hepatitis C infection among men with severe mental illness...
- Prostate cancer: a significant risk factor for late-life suicideMaria D Llorente
Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1601 NW 12 Ave 116A, Miami, FL 33125, USA
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:195-201. 2005..The authors sought to determine the incidence of suicide and its relevant correlates among men with prostate cancer...
- Changing healthcare professionals' behaviors to eliminate disparities in healthcare: What do we know? How might we proceed?Ronnie D Horner
University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 0840, USA
Am J Manag Care 10:SP12-9. 2004..For each intervention, methods for implementation were specified. On-going monitoring and evaluation of processes of care using race/ethnicity data were recommended to ensure the programs were functioning...
- Who doesn't receive carotid endarterectomy when appropriate?Ronnie D Horner
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke NIH, Neuroscience Center Building, Room 2149, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 10852, USA
J Vasc Surg 39:162-8. 2004..The primary outcome was receipt of CEA within 6 months of evaluation. Data were collected by medical record review and interview regarding clinical status, and patient and physician perception of the risks and benefits of CEA...
- Contracting, prompting, and reinforcing substance use disorder continuing care: a randomized clinical trialSteven J Lash
Mental Health Service Line, Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Salem, VA, USA
Psychol Addict Behav 21:387-97. 2007..5 vs. 4.4 months). Additionally, CPR participants were more likely to be abstinent compared to STX (57% vs. 37%) after 1 year. The CPR intervention offers a practical means to improve adherence among individuals in SUD treatment...