Fasiha Kanwal

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life predicts mortality in patients with advanced chronic liver disease
    Fasiha Kanwal
    John Cochran VA Medical Center, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 7:793-9. 2009
  2. pmc Increasing prevalence of HCC and cirrhosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection
    Fasiha Kanwal
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, John Cochran VA Medical Center, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Gastroenterology 140:1182-1188.e1. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Association between facility characteristics and the process of care delivered to patients with hepatitis C virus infection
    Fasiha Kanwal
    Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 59:273-81. 2014
  4. doi request reprint The performance of process measures in hepatitis C
    Fasiha Kanwal
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, John Cochran VA Medical Center, St Louis University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 107:1512-21. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Process of care for hepatitis C infection is linked to treatment outcome and virologic response
    Fasiha Kanwal
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 10:1270-1277.e3. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Potentially curative treatment in patients with hepatocellular cancer--results from the liver cancer research network
    F Kanwal
    John Cochran VA Medical Center, Saint Louis, MO, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 36:257-65. 2012
  7. doi request reprint The quality of care provided to patients with cirrhosis and ascites in the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Fasiha Kanwal
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Gastroenterology 143:70-7. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Predictors of treatment in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection - role of patient versus nonpatient factors
    Fasiha Kanwal
    John Cochran VA Medical Center, St Louis, MO, USA
    Hepatology 46:1741-9. 2007
  9. pmc A new laboratory-based algorithm to predict development of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with hepatitis C and cirrhosis
    Hashem B El-Serag
    Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Service Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas Electronic address
    Gastroenterology 146:1249-55.e1. 2014
  10. pmc Referral and receipt of treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma in United States veterans: effect of patient and nonpatient factors
    Jessica A Davila
    Houston VA Health Services Research Center of Excellence, Section of Health Services Research, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Hepatology 57:1858-68. 2013

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Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life predicts mortality in patients with advanced chronic liver disease
    Fasiha Kanwal
    John Cochran VA Medical Center, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 7:793-9. 2009
    ..We sought to measure the association between HRQOL and survival in patients with cirrhosis and investigated whether the relationship between HRQOL and survival is independent of Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD)...
  2. pmc Increasing prevalence of HCC and cirrhosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection
    Fasiha Kanwal
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, John Cochran VA Medical Center, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Gastroenterology 140:1182-1188.e1. 2011
    ..We examined time trends in the prevalence of cirrhosis and its related complications, such as hepatic decompensation and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Association between facility characteristics and the process of care delivered to patients with hepatitis C virus infection
    Fasiha Kanwal
    Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 59:273-81. 2014
    ..However, the solutions to these problems are less obvious. Healthcare facility factors are potentially modifiable and may enhance process quality in HCV treatment...
  4. doi request reprint The performance of process measures in hepatitis C
    Fasiha Kanwal
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, John Cochran VA Medical Center, St Louis University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 107:1512-21. 2012
    ..Previous evaluations regarding the extent to which standard chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) care processes are delivered during routine clinical care are scant and have primarily relied on automated data--the validity of which is unknown...
  5. doi request reprint Process of care for hepatitis C infection is linked to treatment outcome and virologic response
    Fasiha Kanwal
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 10:1270-1277.e3. 2012
    ..Process of care-based measures are used commonly to assess the quality of medical care provided to patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. However, the links between these processes and patient outcomes are not clear...
  6. doi request reprint Potentially curative treatment in patients with hepatocellular cancer--results from the liver cancer research network
    F Kanwal
    John Cochran VA Medical Center, Saint Louis, MO, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 36:257-65. 2012
    ..The extent to which potentially curative therapies are used in patients with hepatocellular cancer (HCC) and their related outcomes are unknown in the US...
  7. doi request reprint The quality of care provided to patients with cirrhosis and ascites in the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Fasiha Kanwal
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Gastroenterology 143:70-7. 2012
    ..Evidence-based guidelines define the criteria and standards of care for patients with cirrhosis and ascites. However, little is known about the extent to which patients with ascites meet these standards...
  8. ncbi request reprint Predictors of treatment in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection - role of patient versus nonpatient factors
    Fasiha Kanwal
    John Cochran VA Medical Center, St Louis, MO, USA
    Hepatology 46:1741-9. 2007
    ..The patient, provider, and facility factors explained 23%, 25%, and 7% of variation in treatment rates, respectively...
  9. pmc A new laboratory-based algorithm to predict development of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with hepatitis C and cirrhosis
    Hashem B El-Serag
    Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Service Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas Electronic address
    Gastroenterology 146:1249-55.e1. 2014
    ..We constructed an AFP-based algorithm that included these factors to identify patients at risk for HCC, and tested its predictive ability in a large set of patients with cirrhosis...
  10. pmc Referral and receipt of treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma in United States veterans: effect of patient and nonpatient factors
    Jessica A Davila
    Houston VA Health Services Research Center of Excellence, Section of Health Services Research, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Hepatology 57:1858-68. 2013
    ..24-1.66). There was a significant increase in treatment among patients who received surveillance (aOR = 1.37; 95% CI: 1.02-1.71), were seen by gastroenterology (1.65;1.21-2.24), or were diagnosed at a transplant facility (1.48;1.15-1.90)...
  11. doi request reprint Importance of patient, provider, and facility predictors of hepatitis C virus treatment in veterans: a national study
    Jennifer R Kramer
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 106:483-91. 2011
    ..Several patient characteristics are known to impact hepatitis C virus (HCV) antiviral treatment rates. However, it is unclear whether, and to what extent, health-care providers or facility characteristics impact HCV treatment rates...
  12. doi request reprint Quality of care in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection: a cohort study
    Fasiha Kanwal
    John Cochran Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, Missouri 63106, USA
    Ann Intern Med 153:231-9. 2010
    ..Medicare has proposed quality-of-care indicators for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The extent to which these standards are met in practice is largely unknown...
  13. pmc Hepatocellular carcinoma screening practices in the Department of Veterans Affairs: findings from a national facility survey
    Hashem B El-Serag
    Houston HSR and D Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd 152, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 58:3117-26. 2013
    ..Previous studies suggest low rates of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) screening in clinical practice. There is little information on the provider- and healthcare-facility-related factors that explain the use of HCC screening...
  14. ncbi request reprint Gaps in the achievement of effectiveness of HCV treatment in national VA practice
    Jennifer R Kramer
    Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, United States
    J Hepatol 56:320-5. 2012
    ..We wanted to determine the effectiveness of HCV treatment in Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals nationwide...
  15. pmc Many patients with interleukin 28B genotypes associated with response to therapy are ineligible for treatment because of comorbidities
    Fasiha Kanwal
    Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes Program, Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston, Texas Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas Electronic address
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 12:327-333.e1. 2014
    ..The potential role of IL28B genotype within the context of patients' clinical and social environment is therefore unclear...
  16. doi request reprint An explicit quality indicator set for measurement of quality of care in patients with cirrhosis
    Fasiha Kanwal
    Saint Louis Veterans Administration VA, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri 63141, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 8:709-17. 2010
    ..With an increasing emphasis on quality in health care and recognition of inconsistencies in the management of patients with cirrhosis, we established a set of explicit quality indicators (QIs) for their treatment...
  17. doi request reprint Utilization of surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma among hepatitis C virus-infected veterans in the United States
    Jessica A Davila
    the Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Intern Med 154:85-93. 2011
    ..Surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is recommended for patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and cirrhosis. However, whether surveillance is being done as recommended is unknown...
  18. ncbi request reprint The quality of care provided to patients with varices in the department of Veterans Affairs
    Paula M Buchanan
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 109:934-40. 2014
    ..However, the extent to which the patients receive recommended care is largely unknown. We evaluated the quality of varices related care and factors associated with receipt of such care...
  19. doi request reprint Meeting vaccination quality measures for hepatitis A and B virus in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection
    Jennifer R Kramer
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Hepatology 53:42-52. 2011
    ..With a few exceptions, similar variables were related to meeting the HAV QM. The incidence of superinfection with acute HBV and HAV was low, but it was significantly lower in patients who received vaccination than in those who did not...
  20. doi request reprint Measuring quality of care in patients with nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage: development of an explicit quality indicator set
    Fasiha Kanwal
    Saint Louis Veterans Administration VA and Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 105:1710-8. 2010
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  21. ncbi request reprint HCV genotype 3 is associated with an increased risk of cirrhosis and hepatocellular cancer in a national sample of U.S. Veterans with HCV
    Fasiha Kanwal
    Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes Program, Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety IQuESt, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine and Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX
    Hepatology 60:98-105. 2014
    ..31, 95% CI = 1.22-1.39) and 80% (adjusted HR = 1.80, 95% CI = 1.61-2.03) higher in patients with genotype 3 compared to genotype 1 infected patients...
  22. pmc Association between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and risk for hepatocellular cancer, based on systematic review
    Donna L White
    Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes Program, Houston Veteran Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 10:1342-1359.e2. 2012
    ..Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been implicated as a cause of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We performed a systematic review of epidemiology studies to confirm the association between these disorders...
  23. doi request reprint Boceprevir and telaprevir in the management of hepatitis C virus-infected patients
    Adeel A Butt
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 54:96-104. 2012
    ..As with all drugs, especially newly approved drugs, clinicians must consult the package insert for detailed prescribing information, list of all reported adverse events, contraindications, and drug interactions...
  24. ncbi request reprint Impact of chronic viral hepatitis on health-related quality of life in HIV: results from a nationally representative sample
    Fasiha Kanwal
    VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 90073, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:1984-94. 2005
    ..We compared health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of patients with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) or HIV and hepatitis B virus (HBV) coinfection to those with HIV monoinfection...