Dustin D French

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Benzodiazepines and injury: a risk adjusted model
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Measurement Support Team, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 14:17-24. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Postmarketing surveillance of corneal edema, Fuchs dystrophy, and amantadine use in the Veterans Health Administration
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, Tampa, FL 33613, USA
    Cornea 26:1087-9. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint National Veterans Health Administration hospitalizations for syncope compared to acute myocardial infarction, fracture, or pneumonia in community-dwelling elders: outpatient medication and comorbidity profiles
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Patient Safety Center, 13000 Bruce B Downs Blvd 118M, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Clin Pharmacol 46:613-9. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Effect of concomitant use of benzodiazepines and other drugs on the risk of injury in a veterans population
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Measurement and Evaluation Team, James A Haley Hospital, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Drug Saf 28:1141-50. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Drugs and falls in community-dwelling older people: a national veterans study
    Dustin D French
    Patient Safety Center, Veterans Integrated System Network 8, James A Haley Hospital, and University of South Florida College of Public Health, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Clin Ther 28:619-30. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Post-marketing surveillance of ischaemic optic neuropathy in male veterans co-prescribed phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors with organic nitrates or alpha-blockers
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley VA Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Drug Saf 31:241-7. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Using administrative data to track fall-related ambulatory care services in the Veterans Administration Healthcare system
    Stephen L Luther
    Veterans Integrated Service Network 8, Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Aging Clin Exp Res 17:412-8. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Acquisition costs and use of Medicare Part D-excluded drugs in Veterans Health Administration long-stay nursing home residents: a national, descriptive, secondary data analysis
    Dustin D French
    Veterans Integrated Service Network 8 VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Affairs VA Medical Center, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Drugs Aging 25:855-60. 2008
  9. pmc National outpatient medication profiling: medications associated with outpatient fractures in community-dwelling elderly veterans
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Hospital, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 63:238-44. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Rehospitalization after hip fracture: predictors and prognosis from a national veterans study
    Dustin D French
    Veterans Integrated Service Network 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:705-10. 2008

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint Benzodiazepines and injury: a risk adjusted model
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Measurement Support Team, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 14:17-24. 2005
    ..Benzodiazepines (BZD) are one class of medications that are generally acknowledged to be a risk factor for injuries...
  2. ncbi request reprint Postmarketing surveillance of corneal edema, Fuchs dystrophy, and amantadine use in the Veterans Health Administration
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, Tampa, FL 33613, USA
    Cornea 26:1087-9. 2007
    ..To determine the proportion of patients who were dispensed amantadine and diagnosed with corneal edema or Fuchs dystrophy within specified time frames...
  3. ncbi request reprint National Veterans Health Administration hospitalizations for syncope compared to acute myocardial infarction, fracture, or pneumonia in community-dwelling elders: outpatient medication and comorbidity profiles
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Patient Safety Center, 13000 Bruce B Downs Blvd 118M, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Clin Pharmacol 46:613-9. 2006
    ..Studies linking national outpatient medications to hospitalizations for specific conditions can foster the development of more proactive pharmacovigilance systems...
  4. ncbi request reprint Effect of concomitant use of benzodiazepines and other drugs on the risk of injury in a veterans population
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Measurement and Evaluation Team, James A Haley Hospital, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Drug Saf 28:1141-50. 2005
    ..The aim of this study is to examine the occurrence of the concomitant use of benzodiazepines and other drugs and then quantify the indirect effect of these drug combinations on the likelihood of an injury-related health care episode...
  5. ncbi request reprint Drugs and falls in community-dwelling older people: a national veterans study
    Dustin D French
    Patient Safety Center, Veterans Integrated System Network 8, James A Haley Hospital, and University of South Florida College of Public Health, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Clin Ther 28:619-30. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to identify which specific medications within recognized major problematic drug categories that increase risk of falling were prescribed to veterans before their out-patient treatment for a fall...
  6. ncbi request reprint Post-marketing surveillance of ischaemic optic neuropathy in male veterans co-prescribed phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors with organic nitrates or alpha-blockers
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley VA Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Drug Saf 31:241-7. 2008
    ..Because the interaction of phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitors with either an organic nitrate or alpha-blocker may theoretically increase the risk of ION, we conducted a screening study to determine if such a risk might exist...
  7. ncbi request reprint Using administrative data to track fall-related ambulatory care services in the Veterans Administration Healthcare system
    Stephen L Luther
    Veterans Integrated Service Network 8, Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Aging Clin Exp Res 17:412-8. 2005
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  8. ncbi request reprint Acquisition costs and use of Medicare Part D-excluded drugs in Veterans Health Administration long-stay nursing home residents: a national, descriptive, secondary data analysis
    Dustin D French
    Veterans Integrated Service Network 8 VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Affairs VA Medical Center, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Drugs Aging 25:855-60. 2008
    ..Nursing home populations may consist of both short- and long-stay residents, who have different resource use profiles. Differentiating between these two populations is important in any analysis of drug costs and use...
  9. pmc National outpatient medication profiling: medications associated with outpatient fractures in community-dwelling elderly veterans
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Hospital, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 63:238-44. 2007
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Rehospitalization after hip fracture: predictors and prognosis from a national veterans study
    Dustin D French
    Veterans Integrated Service Network 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:705-10. 2008
    ..To estimate the risk and long-term prognostic significance of 30-day readmission postdischarge of a 4-year cohort of elderly veterans first admitted to Medicare hospitals for treatment of hip fractures (HFx), controlling for comorbidities...
  11. doi request reprint Long-stay nursing home residents' hospitalizations in the VHA: the potential impact of aligning financial incentives on hospitalizations
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley VAMC, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 9:499-503. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to provide national annualized descriptive statistics of the hospital admissions for long-stay nursing home residents...
  12. ncbi request reprint Drug costs and use in VHA nursing homes: a national overview of long-stay residents
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley VAMC, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:515-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to provide national annualized estimates of drug costs and use by drug classes for long-stay nursing home (NH) residents...
  13. ncbi request reprint A multivariate fall risk assessment model for VHA nursing homes using the minimum data set
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley VAMC, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:115-22. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop a multivariate fall risk assessment model beyond the current fall Resident Assessment Protocol (RAP) triggers for nursing home residents using the Minimum Data Set (MDS)...
  14. doi request reprint Postmarketing surveillance rates of uveitis and scleritis with bisphosphonates among a national veteran cohort
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Hospital, Tampa, FL 33613, USA
    Retina 28:889-93. 2008
    ..Uveitis and scleritis are the most serious ocular side effects of bisphosphonate therapy. The purpose of this study was to determine the 6-month rates of uveitis/scleritis following dispensing of bisphosphonates in a large veteran cohort...
  15. pmc Health care costs for patients with chronic spinal cord injury in the Veterans Health Administration
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley VA Medical Center, 13000 Bruce B Downs Boulevard 118M Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 30:477-81. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to establish a frame of reference and estimate of the annual direct medical costs associated with health care for a sample of patients with chronic SCI (ie, > 2 years after injury)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Ischemic optic neuropathy in male veterans prescribed phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors
    Curtis E Margo
    University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 143:538-9. 2007
    ..To determine the feasibility of a case-control study of phosphodiesterase (PDE)-5 inhibitors and nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy (NION)...
  17. doi request reprint All-cause mortality rates of hip fractures treated in the VHA: do they differ from Medicare facilities?
    William A Lapcevic
    HSR and D RR and D Research Center of Excellence, Maximizing Rehabilitation Outcomes, Tampa, FL, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 11:116-9. 2010
    ....
  18. doi request reprint A national perspective of Medicare expenditures for elderly veterans with hip fractures
    Elizabeth Bass
    VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley VAMC, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 9:114-9. 2008
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Benchmark data on the utilization and acquisition costs of central nervous system and muscular skeletal drugs among veterans with combat-related injuries
    Dustin D French
    James A Haley VAMC, VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, 13000 Bruce B Downs Boulevard 118M, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Mil Med 173:626-8. 2008
    ..Little is known about the utilization and costs of central nervous system (CNS) and musculoskeletal medications in veterans with blast injuries...
  20. ncbi request reprint Risk-adjusted mortality rates of elderly veterans with hip fractures
    Elizabeth Bass
    VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:514-9. 2007
    ..The goal of this research was to estimate 12-month survival rates for a large sample of elderly veterans after hip fracture with a risk-adjusted model and to compare the results of men to those of women...
  21. ncbi request reprint Central nervous system and musculoskeletal medication profile of a veteran cohort with blast-related injuries
    Dustin D French
    Richard L Roudebush VA Medical Center, Center of Execellence on Implementing Evidence Based Practice, Health Services Research and Development, 1481 West 10th Street, 11H, Indianapolis, IN 46202
    J Rehabil Res Dev 46:463-8. 2009
    ..The CNS and MS medications, in general, were continuously prescribed over the 12-month study period. This study provides insight into the complex medical management involved in the care of veterans with BRIs...
  22. doi request reprint Cataract surgery among veterans 65 years of age and older: analysis of national veterans health administration databases
    Dustin D French
    Regenstrief Institute Inc, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    Am J Med Qual 25:143-8. 2010
    ..Additional research is required to elucidate factors that influence the rate of cataract surgery in the VHA...
  23. doi request reprint Glaucoma medications and mortality: a retrospective cohort study
    Dustin D French
    V A Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence Based Practice, Regenstrief Institute Inc, Department of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 20:917-23. 2010
    ..The main outcome measures was hazard of death according to glaucoma medication exposure...
  24. ncbi request reprint Outpatient medications and hip fractures in the US: a national veterans study
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Measurement and Evaluation Team, James A Haley Hospital, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Drugs Aging 22:877-85. 2005
    ..Certain medications have been linked to falls. One of the most severe fall-related injuries in the elderly is a hip fracture...
  25. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor use in the VHA in 2004 and 2005 is twice that of a commercial health plan in 2001
    Dustin D French
    J Manag Care Pharm 12:692-3. 2006
  26. ncbi request reprint How well do psychotropic medications match mental health diagnoses? A national view of potential off-label prescribing in VHA nursing homes
    Dustin D French
    Age Ageing 36:107-8; author reply 108-9. 2007
  27. ncbi request reprint A national view of injuries in VHA nursing homes
    Dustin D French
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:547-8. 2007
  28. ncbi request reprint Real ID Act and Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID): the future of patient identification?
    D Helen Moore
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:551. 2007