Dena M Bravata

Summary

Affiliation: Stanford University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Quality improvement strategies for children with asthma: a systematic review
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 163:572-81. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Reducing mortality from anthrax bioterrorism: strategies for stockpiling and dispensing medical and pharmaceutical supplies
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University School of Medicine, and the Stanford UCSF Evidence based Practice Center, California 94305 6019, USA
    Biosecur Bioterror 4:244-62. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: the comparative effectiveness of percutaneous coronary interventions and coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research and Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 6019, USA
    Ann Intern Med 147:703-16. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Using pedometers to increase physical activity and improve health: a systematic review
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    JAMA 298:2296-304. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Inhalational, gastrointestinal, and cutaneous anthrax in children: a systematic review of cases: 1900 to 2005
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:896-905. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Challenges in systematic reviews: synthesis of topics related to the delivery, organization, and financing of health care
    Dena M Bravata
    Stanford University, California, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:1056-65. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Invariance and inconsistency in utility ratings
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
    Med Decis Making 25:158-67. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Isolated disease of the proximal left anterior descending artery comparing the effectiveness of percutaneous coronary interventions and coronary artery bypass surgery
    John R Kapoor
    Department of Cardiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 1:483-91. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: surveillance systems for early detection of bioterrorism-related diseases
    Dena M Bravata
    University of California, San Francisco Stanford Evidence based Practice Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Ann Intern Med 140:910-22. 2004
  10. pmc Simple counts of ADL dependencies do not adequately reflect older adults' preferences toward states of functional impairment
    Tamara Sims
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, 117 Encina Commons, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, United States
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:1261-70. 2008

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. doi request reprint Quality improvement strategies for children with asthma: a systematic review
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 163:572-81. 2009
    ..To evaluate the evidence that quality improvement (QI) strategies can improve the processes and outcomes of outpatient pediatric asthma care...
  2. ncbi request reprint Reducing mortality from anthrax bioterrorism: strategies for stockpiling and dispensing medical and pharmaceutical supplies
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University School of Medicine, and the Stanford UCSF Evidence based Practice Center, California 94305 6019, USA
    Biosecur Bioterror 4:244-62. 2006
    ..Bioterrorism preparedness efforts directed at improving local dispensing capacity are required before benefits can be reaped from enhancing local inventories...
  3. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: the comparative effectiveness of percutaneous coronary interventions and coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research and Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 6019, USA
    Ann Intern Med 147:703-16. 2007
    ..The comparative effectiveness of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for patients in whom both procedures are feasible remains poorly understood...
  4. ncbi request reprint Using pedometers to increase physical activity and improve health: a systematic review
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    JAMA 298:2296-304. 2007
    ..Without detailed evidence of their effectiveness, pedometers have recently become popular as a tool for motivating physical activity...
  5. ncbi request reprint Inhalational, gastrointestinal, and cutaneous anthrax in children: a systematic review of cases: 1900 to 2005
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:896-905. 2007
    ..To systematically review all published case reports of children with anthrax to evaluate the predictors of disease progression and mortality...
  6. ncbi request reprint Challenges in systematic reviews: synthesis of topics related to the delivery, organization, and financing of health care
    Dena M Bravata
    Stanford University, California, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:1056-65. 2005
    ..As the primary literature on these topics expands, so will opportunities to develop additional novel methods for performing high-quality comprehensive syntheses...
  7. ncbi request reprint Invariance and inconsistency in utility ratings
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
    Med Decis Making 25:158-67. 2005
    ..e., when subjects order their utilities such that their utility for a combination of ADL dependencies is greater than their utility for any subset of the combination)...
  8. doi request reprint Isolated disease of the proximal left anterior descending artery comparing the effectiveness of percutaneous coronary interventions and coronary artery bypass surgery
    John R Kapoor
    Department of Cardiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 1:483-91. 2008
    ..This study sought to systematically compare the effectiveness of percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass surgery in patients with single-vessel disease of the proximal left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery...
  9. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: surveillance systems for early detection of bioterrorism-related diseases
    Dena M Bravata
    University of California, San Francisco Stanford Evidence based Practice Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Ann Intern Med 140:910-22. 2004
    ..Given the threat of bioterrorism and the increasing availability of electronic data for surveillance, surveillance systems for the early detection of illnesses and syndromes potentially related to bioterrorism have proliferated...
  10. pmc Simple counts of ADL dependencies do not adequately reflect older adults' preferences toward states of functional impairment
    Tamara Sims
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, 117 Encina Commons, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, United States
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:1261-70. 2008
    ..To test this assumption, we analyzed standard gamble (SG) utilities of single and combination ADL dependencies among older adults...
  11. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: the safety and efficacy of growth hormone in the healthy elderly
    Hau Liu
    Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 6019, USA
    Ann Intern Med 146:104-15. 2007
    ..Human growth hormone (GH) is widely used as an antiaging therapy, although its use for this purpose has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its distribution as an antiaging agent is illegal in the United States...
  12. doi request reprint Systematic review: benefits and harms of in-hospital use of recombinant factor VIIa for off-label indications
    Veronica Yank
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    Ann Intern Med 154:529-40. 2011
    ..Recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa), a hemostatic agent approved for hemophilia, is increasingly used for off-label indications...
  13. pmc Recommendations for modeling disaster responses in public health and medicine: a position paper of the society for medical decision making
    Margaret L Brandeau
    Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    Med Decis Making 29:438-60. 2009
    ..The authors examined a large selection of published health sector disaster response models to generate a set of best practice guidelines for such models...
  14. ncbi request reprint A conceptual framework for evaluating information technologies and decision support systems for bioterrorism preparedness and response
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 6019, USA
    Med Decis Making 24:192-206. 2004
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  15. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of low-carbohydrate diets: a systematic review
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif 94305 6019, USA
    JAMA 289:1837-50. 2003
    ..Low-carbohydrate diets have been popularized without detailed evidence of their efficacy or safety. The literature has no clear consensus as to what amount of carbohydrates per day constitutes a low-carbohydrate diet...
  16. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: a century of inhalational anthrax cases from 1900 to 2005
    Jon Erik C Holty
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Stanford University, San Francisco, California 94305 5236, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:270-80. 2006
    ..Mortality from inhalational anthrax during the 2001 U.S. attack was substantially lower than that reported historically...
  17. pmc Evaluating detection and diagnostic decision support systems for bioterrorism response
    Dena M Bravata
    University of California San Francisco Stanford Evidence based Practice Center, Stanford, California, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:100-8. 2004
    ..Because false-positive and false-negative rates are unknown for most systems, decision making on the basis of these systems is seriously compromised. We describe a framework for the design of future evaluations of such systems...
  18. ncbi request reprint An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: improving communication to reduce mortality during bioterrorism responses
    Margaret L Brandeau
    Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University, California, USA
    Am J Disaster Med 3:65-78. 2008
    ..To identify communication needs and evaluate the effectiveness of alternative communication strategies for bioterrorism responses...
  19. ncbi request reprint CoPlot: a tool for visualizing multivariate data in medicine
    Dena M Bravata
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University School of Medicine, 117 Encina Commons, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, U S A
    Stat Med 27:2234-47. 2008
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  20. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: safety and efficacy of extended-duration antiviral chemoprophylaxis against pandemic and seasonal influenza
    Nayer Khazeni
    Stanford University Medical Center, Center for Health Policy and Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford Sleep Disorders Center, and Lane Medical Library, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Ann Intern Med 151:464-73. 2009
    ..Neuraminidase inhibitors (NAIs) are stockpiled internationally for extended use in an influenza pandemic...
  21. ncbi request reprint Planning the bioterrorism response supply chain: learn and live
    Margaret L Brandeau
    Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford California, USA
    Am J Disaster Med 2:231-47. 2007
    ..Such lessons could also be applied to the response supply chains for disease outbreaks and natural and manmade disasters...
  22. ncbi request reprint Elevated late-night salivary cortisol levels in elderly male type 2 diabetic veterans
    Hau Liu
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 63:642-9. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate LNSC levels in elderly male veterans with and without diabetes...
  23. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: the effects of growth hormone on athletic performance
    Hau Liu
    Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California 95128, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:747-58. 2008
    ..Human growth hormone is reportedly used to enhance athletic performance, although its safety and efficacy for this purpose are poorly understood...
  24. ncbi request reprint Anthrax: a systematic review of atypical presentations
    Jon Erik C Holty
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 48:200-11. 2006
    ..Timely diagnosis and treatment of patients with inhalational anthrax require clinical awareness of the full spectrum of signs and symptoms associated with inhalational anthrax...
  25. doi request reprint Are organic foods safer or healthier than conventional alternatives?: a systematic review
    Crystal Smith-Spangler
    Stanford Center for Health Policy and Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, 117 Encina Commons, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
    Ann Intern Med 157:348-66. 2012
    ..The health benefits of organic foods are unclear...
  26. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: elective induction of labor versus expectant management of pregnancy
    Aaron B Caughey
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
    Ann Intern Med 151:252-63, W53-63. 2009
    ..The rates of induction of labor and elective induction of labor are increasing. Whether elective induction of labor improves outcomes or simply leads to greater complications and health care costs is commonly debated in the literature...
  27. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis: accuracy of quantitative ultrasound for identifying patients with osteoporosis
    Smita Nayak
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:832-41. 2006
    ..However, there is no consensus regarding its accuracy for identifying patients with osteoporosis...
  28. ncbi request reprint A decision framework for coordinating bioterrorism planning: lessons from the BioNet program
    Dawn K Manley
    Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California, USA
    Am J Disaster Med 4:49-57. 2009
    ..This article describes a detailed framework developed through the BioNet program to facilitate coordination of bioterrorism preparedness planning among military and civilian decision makers...
  29. doi request reprint Coronary artery bypass surgery compared with percutaneous coronary interventions for multivessel disease: a collaborative analysis of individual patient data from ten randomised trials
    Mark A Hlatky
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Lancet 373:1190-7. 2009
    ..We undertook a collaborative analysis of data from randomised trials to assess whether the effects of the procedures on mortality are modified by patient characteristics...
  30. doi request reprint Does surgically induced weight loss improve daytime sleepiness?
    Jon Erik Cleophas Holty
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 3801 Miranda Ave 111P, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Obes Surg 21:1535-45. 2011
    ..Bariatric surgery is associated with dramatic weight loss and improvements in physical functioning and daytime sleepiness...
  31. doi request reprint Diagnosing and managing common food allergies: a systematic review
    Jennifer J Schneider Chafen
    VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, Palo Alto, California, USA
    JAMA 303:1848-56. 2010
    ..There is heightened interest in food allergies but no clear consensus exists regarding the prevalence or most effective diagnostic and management approaches to food allergies...
  32. doi request reprint Modeling the logistics of response to anthrax bioterrorism
    Gregory S Zaric
    Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada
    Med Decis Making 28:332-50. 2008
    ..How should such a logistical system be organized? How much capacity should be built into each element of the bioterrorism response supply chain?..
  33. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of defending against bioterrorism: a comparison of vaccination and antibiotic prophylaxis against anthrax
    Robert A Fowler
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 142:601-10. 2005
    ..Weaponized Bacillus anthracis is one of the few biological agents that can cause death and disease in sufficient numbers to devastate an urban setting...
  34. ncbi request reprint Stents or surgery? New data on the comparative outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Mark A Hlatky
    Circulation 118:325-7. 2008