FRANCES LUCAS

Summary

Affiliation: Maine Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Development of fragment-specific osteopontin antibodies and ELISA for quantification in human metastatic breast cancer
    Alicia Plumer
    Dept Applied Medical Sciences, Univ, Southern Maine, P, O, Box 9300 Portland, ME 04104, USA
    BMC Cancer 8:38. 2008
  2. doi request reprint New cardiac surgery programs established from 1993 to 2004 led to little increased access, substantial duplication of services
    Frances Leslie Lucas
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:1569-74. 2011
  3. pmc Variation in cardiologists' propensity to test and treat: is it associated with regional variation in utilization?
    FRANCES LEE LUCAS
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 3:253-60. 2010
  4. pmc Diagnostic-therapeutic cascade revisited: coronary angiography, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and percutaneous coronary intervention in the modern era
    F L Lucas
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    Circulation 118:2797-802. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Differences in cardiac stress testing by sex and race among Medicare beneficiaries
    Frances Leslie Lucas
    The Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center Research Institute, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    Am Heart J 154:502-9. 2007
  6. pmc Temporal trends in the utilization of diagnostic testing and treatments for cardiovascular disease in the United States, 1993-2001
    F L Lucas
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    Circulation 113:374-9. 2006
  7. pmc Race and surgical mortality in the United States
    F L Lucas
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    Ann Surg 243:281-6. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Initial presentation of older injured patients to high-volume hospitals is not associated with lower 30-day mortality in Medicare data
    David E Clark
    Department of Surgery, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    Crit Care Med 35:1829-36. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Physiological effects of nonthyroidal illness syndrome in patients after cardiac surgery
    D I Spratt
    Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Ob Gyn, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 293:E310-5. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Predicting hospital mortality, length of stay, and transfer to long-term care for injured patients
    David E Clark
    Department of Surgery, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    J Trauma 62:592-600. 2007

Research Grants

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Publications16

  1. pmc Development of fragment-specific osteopontin antibodies and ELISA for quantification in human metastatic breast cancer
    Alicia Plumer
    Dept Applied Medical Sciences, Univ, Southern Maine, P, O, Box 9300 Portland, ME 04104, USA
    BMC Cancer 8:38. 2008
    ..Osteopontin (OPN) is associated with human cancers, and circulating blood OPN may have diagnostic or prognostic value in clinical oncology...
  2. doi request reprint New cardiac surgery programs established from 1993 to 2004 led to little increased access, substantial duplication of services
    Frances Leslie Lucas
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:1569-74. 2011
    ..We observe that certificate-of-need requirements may help avoid unnecessary duplication of services by preventing new programs from opening in close proximity to existing ones...
  3. pmc Variation in cardiologists' propensity to test and treat: is it associated with regional variation in utilization?
    FRANCES LEE LUCAS
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 3:253-60. 2010
    ..Some factors underlying such variation are understood, including resource supply. However, less is known about how physician behaviors and attitudes may influence variation in utilization across regions...
  4. pmc Diagnostic-therapeutic cascade revisited: coronary angiography, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and percutaneous coronary intervention in the modern era
    F L Lucas
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    Circulation 118:2797-802. 2008
    ..We assessed the relationship between coronary angiography and coronary artery revascularization by procedure type (coronary artery bypass graft surgery or percutaneous coronary intervention)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Differences in cardiac stress testing by sex and race among Medicare beneficiaries
    Frances Leslie Lucas
    The Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center Research Institute, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    Am Heart J 154:502-9. 2007
    ..We explored the influence of patient characteristics on receipt of a stress test, with special attention to sex and race...
  6. pmc Temporal trends in the utilization of diagnostic testing and treatments for cardiovascular disease in the United States, 1993-2001
    F L Lucas
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    Circulation 113:374-9. 2006
    ....
  7. pmc Race and surgical mortality in the United States
    F L Lucas
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    Ann Surg 243:281-6. 2006
    ..This study describes racial differences in postoperative mortality following 8 cardiovascular and cancer procedures and assesses possible explanations for these differences...
  8. ncbi request reprint Initial presentation of older injured patients to high-volume hospitals is not associated with lower 30-day mortality in Medicare data
    David E Clark
    Department of Surgery, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    Crit Care Med 35:1829-36. 2007
    ..To evaluate whether survival of older patients with severe injuries is positively associated with initial presentation to high-volume trauma hospitals...
  9. ncbi request reprint Physiological effects of nonthyroidal illness syndrome in patients after cardiac surgery
    D I Spratt
    Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Ob Gyn, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 293:E310-5. 2007
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Predicting hospital mortality, length of stay, and transfer to long-term care for injured patients
    David E Clark
    Department of Surgery, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    J Trauma 62:592-600. 2007
    ..Using hospital length of stay (LOS) to measure trauma care efficiency is complicated by short LOS resulting from early mortality or transfer to long-term care (LTC)...
  11. pmc Injuries among older Americans with and without Medicare
    David E Clark
    MMC Surgical Associates, Maine Medical Center, 887 Congress St, Suite 210, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:273-8. 2005
    ..We evaluated the generalizability of Medicare fee-for-service data for patients hospitalized with injuries...
  12. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and short-term outcomes of injured medicare patients
    David E Clark
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine 04102, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:2023-30. 2004
    ..To describe characteristics and short-term outcomes of Medicare patients hospitalized after injuries in 1999...
  13. ncbi request reprint Relation between operator and hospital volume and outcomes following percutaneous coronary interventions in the era of the coronary stent
    P D McGrath
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    JAMA 284:3139-44. 2000
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Variation in the use of echocardiography
    F L Lucas
    Maine Medical Center, Portland, USA
    Eff Clin Pract 2:71-5. 1999
    ..However, little is known about variation in rates of noninvasive testing for cardiovascular disease. Echocardiography is the second most common cardiac diagnostic procedure...
  15. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in the elderly: epidemiology, clinical risk factors, and in-hospital outcomes. The Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group
    D E Wennberg
    Divisions of Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    Am Heart J 137:639-45. 1999
    ..To explore the relation between older age and clinical presentation, procedural success, and in-hospital outcomes among a large unselected population undergoing percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Variation in carotid endarterectomy mortality in the Medicare population: trial hospitals, volume, and patient characteristics
    D E Wennberg
    Division of Health Services Research, Maine Medical Center, Portland 04102, USA
    JAMA 279:1278-81. 1998
    ..Thirty-day mortality rates in the trials were very low: 0.6% in NASCET and 0.1% in ACAS...

Research Grants3

  1. New Cardiac Surgery Programs: Patients, Outcomes, Access
    FRANCES LUCAS; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..of existing procedures or result in an overall increase in the population-based rates of care, including CABG and total revascularization (either CABG or percutaneous coronary interventions) as additional capacity is brought online? ..