Karen H Seal

Summary

Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Attitudes about prescribing take-home naloxone to injection drug users for the management of heroin overdose: a survey of street-recruited injectors in the San Francisco Bay Area
    Karen H Seal
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    J Urban Health 80:291-301. 2003
  2. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of telephone motivational interviewing to enhance mental health treatment engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans
    Karen H Seal
    San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 34:450-9. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Substance use disorders in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in VA healthcare, 2001-2010: Implications for screening, diagnosis and treatment
    Karen H Seal
    University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 116:93-101. 2011
  4. doi request reprint VA mental health services utilization in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in the first year of receiving new mental health diagnoses
    Karen H Seal
    Health Services Research and Development Research Enhancement Award Program, San Francisco VA Medical Center and the Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Trauma Stress 23:5-16. 2010
  5. pmc Trends and risk factors for mental health diagnoses among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans using Department of Veterans Affairs health care, 2002-2008
    Karen H Seal
    San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1651-8. 2009
  6. pmc Reducing barriers to mental health and social services for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans: outcomes of an integrated primary care clinic
    Karen H Seal
    San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:1160-7. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Bringing the war back home: mental health disorders among 103,788 US veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan seen at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities
    Karen H Seal
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:476-82. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C treatment candidacy and outcomes among 4318 US veterans with chronic hepatitis C virus infection: does a history of injection drug use matter?
    Karen H Seal
    VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 41:199-205. 2007
  9. pmc Getting beyond "Don't ask; don't tell": an evaluation of US Veterans Administration postdeployment mental health screening of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan
    Karen H Seal
    San Francisco VA Medical Center, Division of General Internal Medicine, Box 111A 1, 4150 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:714-20. 2008
  10. doi request reprint The impact of killing in war on mental health symptoms and related functioning
    Shira Maguen
    San Francisco VA Medical Center, and Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Trauma Stress 22:435-43. 2009

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. pmc Attitudes about prescribing take-home naloxone to injection drug users for the management of heroin overdose: a survey of street-recruited injectors in the San Francisco Bay Area
    Karen H Seal
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    J Urban Health 80:291-301. 2003
    ..Nevertheless, strategies for overcoming potential risks associated with the use of take-home naloxone would need to be emphasized in an overdose management training program...
  2. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of telephone motivational interviewing to enhance mental health treatment engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans
    Karen H Seal
    San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 34:450-9. 2012
    ..To test the efficacy of telephone-administered motivational interviewing (MI) to enhance treatment engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with mental health (MH) problems...
  3. doi request reprint Substance use disorders in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in VA healthcare, 2001-2010: Implications for screening, diagnosis and treatment
    Karen H Seal
    University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 116:93-101. 2011
    ..The prevalence and correlates of alcohol use disorder (AUD) and drug use disorder (DUD) diagnoses in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who are new users of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare nationwide has not been evaluated...
  4. doi request reprint VA mental health services utilization in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in the first year of receiving new mental health diagnoses
    Karen H Seal
    Health Services Research and Development Research Enhancement Award Program, San Francisco VA Medical Center and the Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Trauma Stress 23:5-16. 2010
    ..Thus, only a minority of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with new PTSD diagnoses received a recommended number and intensity of VA mental health treatment sessions within the first year of diagnosis...
  5. pmc Trends and risk factors for mental health diagnoses among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans using Department of Veterans Affairs health care, 2002-2008
    Karen H Seal
    San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1651-8. 2009
    ..We sought to investigate longitudinal trends and risk factors for mental health diagnoses among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans...
  6. pmc Reducing barriers to mental health and social services for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans: outcomes of an integrated primary care clinic
    Karen H Seal
    San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:1160-7. 2011
    ..Despite high rates of post-deployment psychosocial problems in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, mental health and social services are under-utilized...
  7. ncbi request reprint Bringing the war back home: mental health disorders among 103,788 US veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan seen at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities
    Karen H Seal
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:476-82. 2007
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  8. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C treatment candidacy and outcomes among 4318 US veterans with chronic hepatitis C virus infection: does a history of injection drug use matter?
    Karen H Seal
    VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 41:199-205. 2007
    ..Many patients with a history of injection drug use (IDU) are excluded from hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment. This prospective multicenter study aimed to determine the impact of IDU history on HCV treatment candidacy and outcomes...
  9. pmc Getting beyond "Don't ask; don't tell": an evaluation of US Veterans Administration postdeployment mental health screening of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan
    Karen H Seal
    San Francisco VA Medical Center, Division of General Internal Medicine, Box 111A 1, 4150 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:714-20. 2008
    ..We sought to evaluate outcomes of the Veterans Administration (VA) Afghan and Iraq Post-Deployment Screen for mental health symptoms...
  10. doi request reprint The impact of killing in war on mental health symptoms and related functioning
    Shira Maguen
    San Francisco VA Medical Center, and Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Trauma Stress 22:435-43. 2009
    ..Experiences of killing in war are important to address in the evaluation and treatment of veterans...
  11. pmc Gender differences in mental health diagnoses among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans enrolled in veterans affairs health care
    Shira Maguen
    San Francisco Veterans Administration VA Medical Center, PTSD Program, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:2450-6. 2010
    ..We evaluated associations between these sociodemographic and service characteristics and depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnoses...
  12. doi request reprint Reproductive and other health outcomes in Iraq and Afghanistan women veterans using VA health care: association with mental health diagnoses
    Beth E Cohen
    San Francisco VA Medical Center, University of California San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Womens Health Issues 22:e461-71. 2012
    ..Understanding how these mental health problems affect reproductive and physical health outcomes will inform interventions to improve care for women veterans...
  13. pmc Mental health diagnoses and utilization of VA non-mental health medical services among returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans
    Beth E Cohen
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco VA Medical Center, Box 111A1, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA, 94121, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:18-24. 2010
    ..Little is known about these patients' use of non-mental health medical services and the impact of mental disorders on utilization...
  14. doi request reprint Association of mental health disorders with prescription opioids and high-risk opioid use in US veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan
    Karen H Seal
    San Francisco VA Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Medicine, 4150 Clement St, PO Box 111A 1, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    JAMA 307:940-7. 2012
    ..Little is known about the association of mental health disorders and prescription opioid use...
  15. pmc Passing the baton: a grounded practical theory of handoff communication between multidisciplinary providers in two Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient settings
    Christopher J Koenig
    Department of Medicine, San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco, 4150 Clement Street, 116P, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:41-50. 2013
    ..This study examines handoff communication within multidisciplinary provider teams in two outpatient settings...
  16. ncbi request reprint The association of human immunodeficiency virus infection with spontaneously resolved hepatitis C virus infection and level of viremia among injection drug users
    Karen H Seal
    San Francisco Veteran s Administration Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 52:3423-30. 2007
    ..HIV may be associated with persistent HCV infection in patients with low CD4 T-cell counts. Moreover, HIV is associated with increased HCV viral load, which may attenuate response to HCV antiviral treatment in coinfected patients...
  17. doi request reprint The impact of reported direct and indirect killing on mental health symptoms in Iraq war veterans
    Shira Maguen
    San Francisco VA Medical Center and University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Trauma Stress 23:86-90. 2010
    ..Mental health assessment and treatment should address reactions to killing to optimize readjustment following deployment...
  18. pmc Naloxone distribution and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training for injection drug users to prevent heroin overdose death: a pilot intervention study
    Karen H Seal
    Department of Medicine, San Francisco VA Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Urban Health 82:303-11. 2005
    ..IDUs can be trained to respond to heroin overdose emergencies by performing CPR and administering naloxone. Future research is needed to evaluate the effectiveness of this peer intervention to prevent fatal heroin overdose...
  19. doi request reprint Sexual dysfunction in male iraq and afghanistan war veterans: association with posttraumatic stress disorder and other combat-related mental health disorders: a population-based cohort study
    Benjamin N Breyer
    Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Sex Med 11:75-83. 2014
    ..Mental illness, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with or without psychiatric medications, can increase the risk for male sexual dysfunction, threatening quality of life...
  20. doi request reprint Service utilization among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans screening positive for traumatic brain injury
    Shira Maguen
    San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    J Neurotrauma 30:1123-8. 2013
    ..Knowing that certain symptoms are more strongly associated with increased utilization in certain health service domains will help to better plan for the care of returning veterans who screen positive for TBI...
  21. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of monetary incentives vs. outreach to enhance adherence to the hepatitis B vaccine series among injection drug users
    Karen H Seal
    Urban Health Study, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 71:127-31. 2003
    ..Due to concerns about non-adherence to multi-dose vaccine regimens however, IDUs are severely under-immunized against HBV and have been excluded from phase III trials of multi-dose candidate HIV vaccines in the United States...
  22. pmc Economic evaluation of delivering hepatitis B vaccine to injection drug users
    Yiqing Hu
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:25-32. 2008
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of SEN viruses among injection drug users in the San Francisco Bay area
    Ruth M Pfeiffer
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA
    J Infect Dis 188:13-8. 2003
    ..05; 95% CI, 2.62-18.95). SENV strains are common among San Francisco Bay area IDUs, and prevalence varies demographically within this group...