Neena S Abraham

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint 5F sphincterotomes and 4F sphincterotomes are equivalent for the selective cannulation of the common bile duct
    Neena S Abraham
    The Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, The Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 63:615-21. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: the methodological quality of trials affects estimates of treatment efficacy in functional (non-ulcer) dyspepsia
    N S Abraham
    Sections of Health Services Research and Gastroenterology, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 19:631-41. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Cyclooxygenase-2 selectivity of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and the risk of myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular accident
    N S Abraham
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, and Deparment of Gastroenterology, Michael E DeBakey VAMC and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 25:913-24. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Validation of administrative data used for the diagnosis of upper gastrointestinal events following nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug prescription
    N S Abraham
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Section of Health Services Research, Houston, TX, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 24:299-306. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Increased use of low anterior resection for veterans with rectal cancer
    N S Abraham
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 21:35-41. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint NSAIDs and gastrointestinal complications: new clinical challenges
    Neena S Abraham
    Gastroenterology Section, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 6:2681-9. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint National adherence to evidence-based guidelines for the prescription of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    Neena S Abraham
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Texas 77030, USA
    Gastroenterology 129:1171-8. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Risk of lower and upper gastrointestinal bleeding, transfusions, and hospitalizations with complex antithrombotic therapy in elderly patients
    Neena S Abraham
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX N S A Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VAMC, Houston, TX N S A, C H, P R, D C, R L S, A D N Division of Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ N S A and Department of Communications, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX R L S
    Circulation 128:1869-77. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Use of administrative data to identify colorectal liver metastasis
    Daniel A Anaya
    VA HSR and D Houston Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Surg Res 176:141-6. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Adapting the Rx-Risk-V for mortality prediction in outpatient populations
    Michael L Johnson
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Med Care 44:793-7. 2006

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint 5F sphincterotomes and 4F sphincterotomes are equivalent for the selective cannulation of the common bile duct
    Neena S Abraham
    The Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, The Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 63:615-21. 2006
    ..Cannulation difficulty is a known risk factor for post-ERCP complications and may be minimized by the use of a smaller caliber sphincterotome...
  2. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: the methodological quality of trials affects estimates of treatment efficacy in functional (non-ulcer) dyspepsia
    N S Abraham
    Sections of Health Services Research and Gastroenterology, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 19:631-41. 2004
    ..To evaluate treatment efficacy using objective quality criteria...
  3. ncbi request reprint Cyclooxygenase-2 selectivity of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and the risk of myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular accident
    N S Abraham
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, and Deparment of Gastroenterology, Michael E DeBakey VAMC and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 25:913-24. 2007
    ..To assess degree of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) selectivity of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and risk of myocardial infarction (MI) or cerebrovascular accident (CVA)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Validation of administrative data used for the diagnosis of upper gastrointestinal events following nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug prescription
    N S Abraham
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Section of Health Services Research, Houston, TX, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 24:299-306. 2006
    ..To validate veterans affairs (VA) administrative data for the diagnosis of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-related upper gastrointestinal events (UGIE) and to develop a diagnostic algorithm...
  5. ncbi request reprint Increased use of low anterior resection for veterans with rectal cancer
    N S Abraham
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 21:35-41. 2005
    ..Two surgical procedures with curative intent are available to patients with rectal cancer: lower anterior resection and abdominoperineal resection; however, lower anterior resection may improve quality of life and functional status...
  6. ncbi request reprint NSAIDs and gastrointestinal complications: new clinical challenges
    Neena S Abraham
    Gastroenterology Section, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 6:2681-9. 2005
    ..Strategies are proposed for common clinical prescribing dilemmas, new clinical risk groups are identified and preventative strategies for these special populations are recommended...
  7. ncbi request reprint National adherence to evidence-based guidelines for the prescription of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    Neena S Abraham
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Texas 77030, USA
    Gastroenterology 129:1171-8. 2005
    ..Our objective was to assess adherence to evidence-based guidelines by providers of the Department of Veterans Affairs nationwide...
  8. doi request reprint Risk of lower and upper gastrointestinal bleeding, transfusions, and hospitalizations with complex antithrombotic therapy in elderly patients
    Neena S Abraham
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX N S A Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VAMC, Houston, TX N S A, C H, P R, D C, R L S, A D N Division of Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ N S A and Department of Communications, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX R L S
    Circulation 128:1869-77. 2013
    ..We quantified upper (UGIE) and lower gastrointestinal (LGIE) events, transfusions, and hospitalizations in a national cohort of elderly veterans prescribed CAT...
  9. doi request reprint Use of administrative data to identify colorectal liver metastasis
    Daniel A Anaya
    VA HSR and D Houston Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Surg Res 176:141-6. 2012
    ..The goals of this study were to evaluate whether administrative data can accurately identify patients with CRCLM and to develop a diagnostic algorithm capable of identifying such patients...
  10. ncbi request reprint Adapting the Rx-Risk-V for mortality prediction in outpatient populations
    Michael L Johnson
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Med Care 44:793-7. 2006
    ..We sought to operationalize, test, and validate an outpatient pharmacy-based case-mix adjuster...
  11. doi request reprint Visceral abdominal obesity measured by CT scan is associated with an increased risk of Barrett's oesophagus: a case-control study
    Hashem B El-Serag
    Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence Section, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Gut 63:220-9. 2014
    ..We examined the association between visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) and the risk of BE...
  12. doi request reprint Effectiveness of national provider prescription of PPI gastroprotection among elderly NSAID users
    Neena S Abraham
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 103:323-32. 2008
    ..Our aim was to quantify the effect of provider adherence on the risk of NSAID-related upper gastrointestinal events (UGIE)...
  13. pmc Waist-to-hip ratio, but not body mass index, is associated with an increased risk of Barrett's esophagus in white men
    Jennifer R Kramer
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 11:373-381.e1. 2013
    ..We examined the effects of waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) and body mass index (BMI) on the risk of BE and investigated whether race, GERD symptoms, or hiatus hernia were involved...
  14. pmc Health literacy and decision making styles for complex antithrombotic therapy among older multimorbid adults
    Aanand D Naik
    Houston HSR and D Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 85:499-504. 2011
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  15. doi request reprint Validation of ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes for inflammatory bowel disease among veterans
    Selvi Thirumurthi
    Section of Health Services Research, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 55:2592-8. 2010
    ..Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is well described among young whites and less so among the elderly and non-whites. Population-level data is required to assess outcomes among minority groups...
  16. doi request reprint Reduced hospitalization cost for upper gastrointestinal events that occur among elderly veterans who are gastroprotected
    Neena S Abraham
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 8:350-6; quiz e45. 2010
    ..We sought to determine the effect of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) on hospitalization and resource use among veterans in whom an upper gastrointestinal event (UGIE) occurred...
  17. ncbi request reprint Predicting which patients can resume oral nutrition after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement
    A D Naik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 21:1155-61. 2005
    ..Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes are placed with high frequency and relative safety for a variety of indications. One of these indications is temporary nutritional support for patients expected to resume oral nutrition...
  18. doi request reprint National mortality following upper gastrointestinal or cardiovascular events in older veterans with recent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use
    N S Abraham
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 28:97-106. 2008
    ..Upper gastrointestinal events (UGIE), myocardial infarction (MI) and cerebrovascular accident (CVA) are known morbidities among recent NSAID users...
  19. doi request reprint Proton pump inhibitors: potential adverse effects
    Neena S Abraham
    Sections of Gastroenterology and Health Services Research at the Michael E DeBakey VAMC Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Curr Opin Gastroenterol 28:615-20. 2012
    ..An epidemiologic framework is applied to assess clinical relevance and reinforce best practice recommendations...
  20. doi request reprint Prescribing proton pump inhibitor and clopidogrel together: current state of recommendations
    Neena S Abraham
    Sections of Gastroenterology and Health Services Research at the Michael E DeBakey VAMC and Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Curr Opin Gastroenterol 27:558-64. 2011
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  21. doi request reprint Dual therapy with infliximab and immunomodulator reduces one-year rates of hospitalization and surgery among veterans with inflammatory bowel disease
    Neena S Abraham
    Section of Digestive Diseases, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas Electronic address
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 11:1281-7. 2013
    ..We assessed rates of hospitalization and surgery within 1 year after initiation of infliximab and/or immunomodulator therapy in a United States cohort of patients with inflammatory bowel disease...
  22. pmc Pharmaceutical company influence on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug prescribing behaviors
    Anand D Naik
    Gastroenterology Outcomes Geriatrics Unit of the Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 152, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Manag Care 15:e9-15. 2009
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  23. doi request reprint Novel approaches to perioperative assessment and intervention may improve long-term outcomes after colorectal cancer resection in older adults
    Faisal N Cheema
    Houston Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence at the Michael E DeBakey VAMC, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Surg 253:867-74. 2011
    ..Further research is needed to determine relevant aspects of geriatric assessments, identify effective intervention strategies, and demonstrate their validity in improving outcomes for at-risk older adults...
  24. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis: obesity and the risk for gastroesophageal reflux disease and its complications
    Howard Hampel
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Intern Med 143:199-211. 2005
    ..The association of body mass index and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), including its complications (esophagitis, Barrett esophagus, and esophageal adenocarcinoma), is unclear...
  25. ncbi request reprint Sedation versus no sedation in the performance of diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy: a Canadian randomized controlled cost-outcome study
    Neena S Abraham
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Division of Gastroenterology, James E DeBakey VAMC 152, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:1692-9. 2004
    ..The comparative cost-efficacy of sedation versus no sedation remains poorly characterized...
  26. doi request reprint Identification of Helicobacter pylori infected patients, using administrative data
    S Thirumurthi
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Section of Health Services Research, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 28:1309-16. 2008
    ..Helicobacter pylori is a prevalent organism implicated in peptic ulcer disease...
  27. doi request reprint Novel anticoagulants: bleeding risk and management strategies
    Neena S Abraham
    aDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Scottsdale, Arizona bHouston Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Curr Opin Gastroenterol 29:676-83. 2013
    ..To quantify the novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC)-related gastrointestinal bleeding, summarize the management strategies and highlight the knowledge gaps...
  28. doi request reprint Global graying, colorectal cancer and liver metastasis: new implications for surgical management
    Daniel A Anaya
    Department of Surgery Surgical Oncology, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, United States
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 77:100-8. 2011
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  29. doi request reprint Knowledge management: how to keep up with the literature
    Diana L Castillo
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 6:1294-300. 2008
    ..This strategy allows clinicians to more efficiently stay abreast of the medical literature and more effectively translate the best evidence from peer-reviewed publication to patient...
  30. ncbi request reprint Receipt of recommended therapy by patients with advanced colorectal cancer
    Neena S Abraham
    Houston Center of Quality Care and Utilization Studies, Section of Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:1320-8. 2006
    ..To evaluate utilization of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy among patients with stage II or III colon cancer and stage II/III rectal or rectosigmoid cancer, as recommended by current national guidelines...
  31. doi request reprint Therapeutic intent of proton pump inhibitor prescription among elderly nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug users
    A M Dries
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 30:652-61. 2009
    ..Prescription of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) has increased dramatically...
  32. pmc Barriers to physician adherence to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug guidelines: a qualitative study
    J M Cavazos
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 28:789-98. 2008
    ..Despite wide availability of physician guidelines for safer use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and widespread use of these drugs in the US, NSAID prescribing guidelines have been only modestly effective...
  33. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic sphincterotomy by using pure-cut electrosurgical current and the risk of post-ERCP pancreatitis: a prospective randomized trial
    Donald G Macintosh
    Division of Gastroenterology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Gastrointest Endosc 60:551-6. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether pure-cut current reduces the risk of pancreatitis compared with blend current...
  34. ncbi request reprint Assessing clinical generalizability in sedation studies of upper GI endoscopy
    Neena S Abraham
    Division of Gastroenterology, McGill University, Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec
    Gastrointest Endosc 60:28-33. 2004
    ..The objectives of this study were to determine the characteristics of patients who refused inclusion in a randomized controlled trial of sedation and to compare these characteristics to those of patients who agreed to participate...
  35. ncbi request reprint Palliation of malignant biliary obstruction: a prospective trial examining impact on quality of life
    Neena S Abraham
    The Divisions of Gastroenterology of the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Gastrointest Endosc 56:835-41. 2002
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