- Screening primary care patients for hereditary hemochromatosis with transferrin saturation and serum ferritin level: systematic review for the American College of PhysiciansBrian Schmitt
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, USA
Ann Intern Med 143:522-36. 2005..Therapeutic phlebotomy for hereditary hemochromatosis is relatively safe and presumably efficacious when offered before cirrhosis develops, so screening primary care patients is of substantial interest...
- Responding to a small-scale bioterrorist anthrax attack: cost-effectiveness analysis comparing preattack vaccination with postattack antibiotic treatment and vaccinationBrian Schmitt
Medicine and Neurology Service Line 111, Hines VA Medical Center, Hines, IL 60141, USA
Arch Intern Med 167:655-62. 2007..In 2001, a small-scale bioterrorism-related anthrax attack was perpetrated via the US mail. The optimal future response may require strategies different from those required in a large-scale attack...
- Using patient traffic control to reduce treatment delays for high-risk patients at a VA hospitalBrian P Schmitt
Medicine Service Line, Hines Department of Veterans Affairs VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 34:147-53. 2008..For patients at high risk of function-limiting or life-limiting disease, the time elapsed between first clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment can influence the likelihood of treatment success...
- Taking a patient safety approach to an integration of two hospitalsJeffrey Gering
Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Hines, IL, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 31:258-66. 2005....
- Practice corner: chair's roundsBrian Schmitt
Hines VA Medical Center, Hines, Illinois, USA
Evid Based Med 12:133-4. 2007
- Health care provider-directed intervention to increase colorectal cancer screening among veterans: results of a randomized controlled trialM Rosario Ferreira
Veterans Affairs Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Hines, USA
J Clin Oncol 23:1548-54. 2005..Colorectal cancer screening is the most underused cancer screening tool in the United States. The purpose of this study was to test whether a health care provider-directed intervention increased colorectal cancer screening rates...
- Colorectal cancer screening among African-American and white male veteransNancy C Dolan
Department of Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
Am J Prev Med 28:479-82. 2005..The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether, at a Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center, similar racial/ethnic differences in colorectal cancer screening could be identified...
- Discriminating inhalational anthrax from community-acquired pneumonia using chest radiograph findings and a clinical algorithmDemetrios N Kyriacou
Department of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 259 Erie St, Suite 100, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Chest 131:489-96. 2007..Limiting the effects of a large-scale bioterrorist anthrax attack will require rapid and accurate detection of the earliest victims. We undertook this study to improve physicians' ability to rapidly detect inhalational anthrax victims...
- Process evaluation in an intervention designed to improve rates of colorectal cancer screening in a VA medical centerMarian L Fitzgibbon
University of Illinois at Chicago, Section of Health Promotion Research, Department of Medicine, IL 60608, USA
Health Promot Pract 8:273-81. 2007..05). The patient intervention did not have the desired impact. The subgroup of patients in the patient intervention was not more likely to complete CRC screening...