Kenneth Schmader

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Herpes zoster in older adults
    K Schmader
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development and Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 32:1481-6. 2001
  2. pmc The impact of herpes zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia on quality-of-life
    Robert W Johnson
    NSERM U987, Hopital Ambroise Pare, APHP, F 92100 Boulogne Billancourt, France
    BMC Med 8:37. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia in older adults
    Kenneth Schmader
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development and Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3469, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Clin Geriatr Med 23:615-32, vii-viii. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Natural history and treatment of herpes zoster
    Kenneth E Schmader
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center and Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Pain 9:S3-9. 2008
  5. doi request reprint The epidemiological, clinical, and pathological rationale for the herpes zoster vaccine
    Kenneth Schmader
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development and Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, USA
    J Infect Dis 197:S207-15. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of geriatric evaluation and management on adverse drug reactions and suboptimal prescribing in the frail elderly
    Kenneth E Schmader
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Med 116:394-401. 2004
  7. pmc Treatment considerations for elderly and frail patients with neuropathic pain
    Kenneth E Schmader
    Department of Medicine Geriatrics, Center for the Study of Aging, Duke University Medical Center and Geriatric Research, Durham, NC, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 85:S26-32. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint The impact of acute herpes zoster pain and discomfort on functional status and quality of life in older adults
    Kenneth E Schmader
    Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Clin J Pain 23:490-6. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and impact on quality of life of postherpetic neuralgia and painful diabetic neuropathy
    Kenneth E Schmader
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Clin J Pain 18:350-4. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Incidence and predictors of all and preventable adverse drug reactions in frail elderly persons after hospital stay
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Department of Medicine Geriatrics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, and Center for Health Equity Research, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, PA 15213, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:511-5. 2006

Research Grants

  1. Herpes Zoster and Medications in the Elderly
    Kenneth Schmader; Fiscal Year: 2005

Detail Information

Publications60

  1. ncbi request reprint Herpes zoster in older adults
    K Schmader
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development and Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 32:1481-6. 2001
    ..Although these advances have helped, PHN remains a difficult condition to prevent and treat in many elderly patients...
  2. pmc The impact of herpes zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia on quality-of-life
    Robert W Johnson
    NSERM U987, Hopital Ambroise Pare, APHP, F 92100 Boulogne Billancourt, France
    BMC Med 8:37. 2010
    ..Up to 20% of patients with HZ develop PHN, which is moderate-to-severe chronic pain persisting for months or years after the acute phase. We review the available data on the effect of HZ and PHN on patients' quality-of-life...
  3. ncbi request reprint Herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia in older adults
    Kenneth Schmader
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development and Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3469, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Clin Geriatr Med 23:615-32, vii-viii. 2007
    ..For PHN, evidence-based pharmacotherapy can reduce pain burden. The zoster vaccine is effective in reducing pain burden and preventing HZ and PHN in older adults...
  4. doi request reprint Natural history and treatment of herpes zoster
    Kenneth E Schmader
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center and Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Pain 9:S3-9. 2008
    ....
  5. doi request reprint The epidemiological, clinical, and pathological rationale for the herpes zoster vaccine
    Kenneth Schmader
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development and Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, USA
    J Infect Dis 197:S207-15. 2008
    ..Given the central nervous system damage caused by HZ, the difficulty of adequately treating HZ to prevent PHN, and the intractability of PHN, the advent of the HZ vaccine appears to be a crucial innovation for preventing HZ and PHN...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of geriatric evaluation and management on adverse drug reactions and suboptimal prescribing in the frail elderly
    Kenneth E Schmader
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Med 116:394-401. 2004
    ..To determine if inpatient or outpatient geriatric evaluation and management, as compared with usual care, reduces adverse drug reactions and suboptimal prescribing in frail elderly patients...
  7. pmc Treatment considerations for elderly and frail patients with neuropathic pain
    Kenneth E Schmader
    Department of Medicine Geriatrics, Center for the Study of Aging, Duke University Medical Center and Geriatric Research, Durham, NC, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 85:S26-32. 2010
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint The impact of acute herpes zoster pain and discomfort on functional status and quality of life in older adults
    Kenneth E Schmader
    Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Clin J Pain 23:490-6. 2007
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and impact on quality of life of postherpetic neuralgia and painful diabetic neuropathy
    Kenneth E Schmader
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Clin J Pain 18:350-4. 2002
    ..This article reviews the prevalence, risk factors, natural history, and impact on quality of life of painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)...
  10. ncbi request reprint Incidence and predictors of all and preventable adverse drug reactions in frail elderly persons after hospital stay
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Department of Medicine Geriatrics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, and Center for Health Equity Research, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, PA 15213, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:511-5. 2006
    ..This study examines the incidence and predictors of all and preventable ADRs in frail elderly persons after hospital discharge, a highly vulnerable but rarely studied population...
  11. pmc Underuse of indicated medications among physically frail older US veterans at the time of hospital discharge: results of a cross-sectional analysis of data from the Geriatric Evaluation and Management Drug Study
    Rollin M Wright
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 7:271-80. 2009
    ..Medication underutilization, or the omission of a potentially beneficial medication indicated for disease management, is common among older adults but poorly understood...
  12. ncbi request reprint Surgical site infection in the elderly following orthopaedic surgery. Risk factors and outcomes
    Jeanne Lee
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, the Center for the Study of Aging, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3152, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 88:1705-12. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for surgical site infections and to quantify the impact of these infections on health outcomes in elderly patients following orthopaedic surgery...
  13. ncbi request reprint Monoclonal antibodies as targeted therapy in hematologic malignancies in older adults
    Arati V Rao
    Division of Medical Oncology and Cell Therapy, Division of Geriatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 5:247-62. 2007
    ..Biological agents are proving to be increasingly useful and exciting additions to the antineoplastic armamentarium, but many clinicians are unfamiliar with the properties of these types of agents...
  14. ncbi request reprint The quality of pharmacotherapy in older veterans discharged from the emergency department or urgent care clinic
    S Nicole Hastings
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1339-48. 2007
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Exploring patterns of health service use in older emergency department patients
    S Nicole Hastings
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care and Geriatrics Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 17:1086-92. 2010
    ..Study objectives were to identify groups of older patients with similar patterns of health care use in the 12 months preceding an index outpatient emergency department (ED) visit and to identify patient-level predictors of group membership...
  16. pmc Adverse health outcomes after discharge from the emergency department--incidence and risk factors in a veteran population
    S Nicole Hastings
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1527-31. 2007
    ..An Emergency Department (ED) visit represents a time of significant risk for an older adult; however, little is known about adverse outcomes after an ED visit in the VA system...
  17. ncbi request reprint Dementia and Alzheimer's disease in community-dwelling elders taking vitamin C and/or vitamin E
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Duke University Medical Center and Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 39:2009-14. 2005
    ..Since increased oxidative stress may impair cognition and be a risk factor for dementia, there has been interest in determining whether use of antioxidants could protect against such events...
  18. ncbi request reprint Quality of pharmacotherapy and outcomes for older veterans discharged from the emergency department
    S Nicole Hastings
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:875-80. 2008
    ..To determine whether suboptimal pharmacotherapy increases the risk of adverse outcomes in older adults discharged from the emergency department (ED)...
  19. ncbi request reprint The effect of increasing age on the risk of surgical site infection
    Keith S Kaye
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Infect Dis 191:1056-62. 2005
    ..The objective of the present study was to determine the relationship between increasing age and risk of SSI...
  20. doi request reprint Ranolazine-related dyspnea on exertion
    Robi Goswami
    Department of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 8:73-6. 2010
    ..Ranolazine is increasingly being prescribed for the treatment of chronic stable angina. This report describes an adverse effect that may be related to ranolazine...
  21. pmc Development and pilot testing of computerized order entry algorithms for geriatric problems in nursing homes
    CATHLEEN S COLON-EMERIC
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1644-53. 2009
    ..To develop order entry algorithms for five common nursing home problems and to test their acceptance, use, and preliminary effect on nine quality indicators and resource utilization...
  22. doi request reprint Poor functional status as a risk factor for surgical site infection due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Deverick J Anderson
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:832-9. 2008
    ..To identify risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI) due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Frequency and predictors of adverse health outcomes in older Medicare beneficiaries discharged from the emergency department
    S Nicole Hastings
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Med Care 46:771-7. 2008
    ..The goal of this study was to determine the frequency and predictors of adverse outcomes among older adults discharged from the ED...
  24. ncbi request reprint Surgical site infection in the elderly population
    Keith S Kaye
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1835-41. 2004
    ..Insights and opinions pertaining to modalities for SSI prevention in the elderly population and areas of import for future research are discussed...
  25. doi request reprint Does lack of social support lead to more ED visits for older adults?
    S Nicole Hastings
    Geriatrics Research, Education and Clinical Center, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 26:454-61. 2008
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Impact of inappropriate drug use on health services utilization among representative older community-dwelling residents
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 2:92-101. 2004
    ..There is limited objective information regarding the impact of drugs identified as inappropriate by drug utilization review (DUR) or the Beers drugs-to-avoid criteria on health service use...
  27. doi request reprint Respiratory syncytial virus outbreak in a long-term care facility detected using reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction: an argument for real-time detection methods
    L Brett Caram
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, and Infectious Diseases Section, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:482-5. 2009
    ..To report an outbreak of respiratory synctyial virus (RSV) in a long-term care facility (LTCF) during ongoing routine respiratory illness surveillance...
  28. pmc Effect of a zoster vaccine on herpes zoster-related interference with functional status and health-related quality-of-life measures in older adults
    Kenneth E Schmader
    Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center and Duke University Medical Centers, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1634-41. 2010
    ..To determine the efficacy of a zoster vaccine on herpes zoster (HR)-related interference with activities of daily living (ADLs) and health-related quality of life (HRQL)...
  29. pmc Clinical and financial outcomes due to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus surgical site infection: a multi-center matched outcomes study
    Deverick J Anderson
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Duke Infection Control Outreach Network, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e8305. 2009
    ..The clinical and financial outcomes of SSIs directly attributable to MRSA and methicillin-resistance are largely uncharacterized. Previously published data have provided conflicting conclusions...
  30. ncbi request reprint A randomized, controlled study to assess the effect of silk-like textiles and high-absorbency adult incontinence briefs on pressure ulcer prevention
    Jack Twersky
    Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Ostomy Wound Manage 58:18-24. 2012
    ..Additional research is warranted on use of products with the silk-like fabric, alone or in combination with highabsorbencybriefs, in larger groups and different populations...
  31. pmc The effect of surgical site infection on older operative patients
    Keith S Kaye
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:46-54. 2009
    ..To determine the effect of surgical site infection (SSI) on mortality, duration of hospitalization, and hospital cost in older operative patients...
  32. ncbi request reprint Older veterans and emergency department discharge information
    Susan Hastings
    HSR and D, MC 152, Durham VAMC, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:835-42. 2012
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Surgical-site infection due to Staphylococcus aureus among elderly patients: mortality, duration of hospitalization, and cost
    Sarah A McGarry
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:461-7. 2004
    ..aureus SSI...
  34. doi request reprint Prediction, progression, and outcomes of chronic kidney disease in older adults
    Sharon Anderson
    Department of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 20:1199-209. 2009
    ..Answers to emerging research questions will support the integration of geriatrics and nephrology and thus improve care for older patients at risk for chronic kidney disease...
  35. doi request reprint Age and persistent use of cardiovascular medication after acute coronary syndrome: results from medication applied and sustained over time
    Robin C Ali
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1990-6. 2009
    ..To describe the persistent use of evidence-based cardiovascular medications (EBCMs) 3 months after discharge from an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event and patient-reported reasons for nonpersistence across age groups...
  36. ncbi request reprint HIV infection: treatment outcomes in older and younger adults
    Melissa Fair Wellons
    School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Center for Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:603-7. 2002
    ..To determine the effect of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on the immunological and virological outcomes of older human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients compared with younger HIV-infected patients...
  37. ncbi request reprint Essentials of prescribing in the era of the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 3:123-6. 2005
  38. ncbi request reprint Postherpetic pain: more than sensory neuralgia?
    Debra K Weiner
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, USA
    Pain Med 7:243-9; discussion 250. 2006
    ..To describe a series of older adult patients with postherpetic myofascial pain, a heretofore rarely described complication of herpes zoster...
  39. ncbi request reprint Histamine2 receptor antagonist use and decline in cognitive function among community dwelling elderly
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Institute for the Study of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy, 7 115 Weaver Densford Hall, University of Minnesota, 308 Harvard Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 13:781-7. 2004
    ..This study evaluated the relationship between the use of histamine(2) receptor antagonists and cognitive decline among community dwelling elderly...
  40. ncbi request reprint Inappropriate medication use among frail elderly inpatients
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, MN 55455, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 38:9-14. 2004
    ..Inappropriate prescribing in frail elderly inpatients has not received as much investigation as in frail elderly nursing home patients...
  41. ncbi request reprint Treatment and prevention of postherpetic neuralgia
    Robert H Dworkin
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 36:877-82. 2003
    ..Research on administration of the varicella-zoster vaccine to prevent herpes zoster and on treatment of patients who have herpes zoster with combined antiviral and analgesic therapy to prevent PHN is discussed...
  42. ncbi request reprint Use of inappropriate prescription drugs by older people
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 55455, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:26-34. 2002
    ..To determine the prevalence and predictors of inappropriate drug prescribing defined by expert national consensus panel drug utilization review criteria for community-dwelling older people...
  43. ncbi request reprint Impact of inappropriate drug use on mortality and functional status in representative community dwelling elders
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Med Care 40:166-76. 2002
    ..The predictive validity of Drug Utilization Review (DUR) and drugs-to-avoid criteria in elders is unknown...
  44. ncbi request reprint Is antioxidant use protective of cognitive function in the community-dwelling elderly?
    Shelly L Gray
    School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 1:3-10. 2003
    ..Thus, there is considerable interest in the potential contribution of antioxidants to the prevention of these diseases...
  45. ncbi request reprint An interdisciplinary expert consensus statement on assessment of pain in older persons
    Thomas Hadjistavropoulos
    Centre on Aging and Health, University of Regina, Regina, SK, Canada
    Clin J Pain 23:S1-43. 2007
    ..The literature underlying the consensus recommendations is reviewed. Multiple revisions led to final reviews of 2 complete drafts before consensus was reached...
  46. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for the management of herpes zoster
    Robert H Dworkin
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 14642, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:S1-26. 2007
    ..Specific recommendations for the use of these medications are provided. In addition, suggestions are made for treatments that, when used in combination with antiviral therapy, may further reduce pain and other complications of HZ...
  47. ncbi request reprint Clinically important drug-disease interactions and their prevalence in older adults
    Catherine I Lindblad
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, 308 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 0353, USA
    Clin Ther 28:1133-43. 2006
    ..Older adults may have decreased homeostatic reserve, have multiple chronic diseases, and take multiple medications. Therefore, they are at risk for adverse outcomes after receiving a drug that exacerbates a chronic disease...
  48. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic failure-related hospitalisations in the frail elderly
    Robert M Kaiser
    Miller School of Medicine, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine and Geriatrics Institute, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
    Drugs Aging 23:579-86. 2006
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Potential drug-disease interactions in frail, hospitalized elderly veterans
    Catherine I Lindblad
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Institute for the Study of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, 308 Harvard Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 39:412-7. 2005
    ..Drugs can improve quality of life for many older people, but they may cause adverse health outcomes (eg, drug-disease interactions) if used inappropriately...
  50. ncbi request reprint Unnecessary drug use in frail older people at hospital discharge
    Emily R Hajjar
    Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1518-23. 2005
    ..To determine the prevalence and predictors of unnecessary drug use at hospital discharge in frail elderly patients...
  51. pmc Aging and infectious diseases: workshop on HIV infection and aging: what is known and future research directions
    Rita B Effros
    David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 47:542-53. 2008
    ..Answers to the questions posed are likely to help prioritize and balance strategies to slow the progression of HIV infection, to address comorbidities and drug toxicity, and to enhance understanding about both HIV infection and aging...
  52. ncbi request reprint Interpreting the clinical importance of treatment outcomes in chronic pain clinical trials: IMMPACT recommendations
    Robert H Dworkin
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York 14642, USA
    J Pain 9:105-21. 2008
    ..Provisional benchmarks for identifying clinically important changes in specific outcome measures that can be used for outcome studies of treatments for chronic pain are proposed...
  53. ncbi request reprint Advances in neuropathic pain: diagnosis, mechanisms, and treatment recommendations
    Robert H Dworkin
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester School of Meedicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642
    Arch Neurol 60:1524-34. 2003
    ..Continued progress in basic and clinical research on the pathophysiologic mechanisms of neuropathic pain may make it possible to predict effective treatments for individual patients by application of a pain mechanism-based approach...
  54. ncbi request reprint Appropriate prescribing in elderly people: how well can it be measured and optimised?
    Anne Spinewine
    Center for Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Lancet 370:173-84. 2007
    ....
  55. doi request reprint Diagnosis and assessment of pain associated with herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia
    Robert H Dworkin
    Department of Anesthesiology and Neurology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    J Pain 9:S37-44. 2008
    ..We review the results of recent research to identify the essential components that must be considered in developing an evidence-based description of pain associated with herpes zoster and PHN...
  56. ncbi request reprint Drug-drug interactions in older adults: which ones matter?
    Joseph T Hanlon
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 3:61-3. 2005
  57. ncbi request reprint Use of antibacterial drugs in community-dwelling older persons
    David R P Guay
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1819-21. 2003
  58. pmc Vaccination against Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia
    Michael N Oxman
    VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California, USA
    J Infect Dis 197:S228-36. 2008
    ..VZV vaccines can boost VZV-CMI. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that VZV vaccination would protect older adults against HZ and PHN...
  59. ncbi request reprint Prevention of herpes zoster: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
    Rafael Harpaz
    Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, USA
    MMWR Recomm Rep 57:1-30; quiz CE2-4. 2008
    ..Before administration of zoster vaccine, patients do not need to be asked about their history of varicella (chickenpox) or to have serologic testing conducted to determine varicella immunity...
  60. ncbi request reprint Adverse drug reaction risk factors in older outpatients
    Emily R Hajjar
    Institute for the Study of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy and the Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 1:82-9. 2003
    ..Identifying a uniform set of risk factors would be helpful to develop risk models for ADRs for older outpatients and to implement targeted interventions for those patients at high risk for ADRs...

Research Grants1

  1. Herpes Zoster and Medications in the Elderly
    Kenneth Schmader; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The award fits into past and future career development by providing a bridge from earlier academic activities to the expansion of mentoring and research skills and to program leadership in geriatrics. ..