Rajesh Balkrishnan

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Predictors of medication adherence and associated health care costs in an older population with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a longitudinal cohort study
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Clin Ther 25:2958-71. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Paradoxical effects of cost reduction measures in managed care systems for treatment of severe psoriasis
    Brad A Yentzer
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Dermatol Online J 15:1. 2009
  3. doi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of rosacea treatments
    Kristen Thomas
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, The Ohio State University Colleges of Pharmacy, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 20:72-5. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Correlates of health-related quality of life in women with severe facial blemishes
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Psychiatry, and Public Health Services, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Int J Dermatol 45:111-5. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting prescription of ultra-high potency topical corticosteroids in skin disease: an analysis of US national practice data
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 4:699-706. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of different compliance behaviors in a clinical trial
    Jennifer Krejci-Manwaring
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    Cutis 79:379-81. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Adherence to acitretin and home narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy in patients with psoriasis
    Brad A Yentzer
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 59:577-81. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Adverse events from systemic therapies for psoriasis are common in clinical practice
    Daniel J Pearce
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 17:288-93. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Psoriasis treatment in the United States at the end of the 20th century
    Daniel J Pearce
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    Int J Dermatol 45:370-4. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Stealth monitoring of adherence to topical medication: adherence is very poor in children with atopic dermatitis
    Jennifer Krejci-Manwaring
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 56:211-6. 2007

Detail Information

Publications115 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Predictors of medication adherence and associated health care costs in an older population with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a longitudinal cohort study
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Clin Ther 25:2958-71. 2003
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Paradoxical effects of cost reduction measures in managed care systems for treatment of severe psoriasis
    Brad A Yentzer
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Dermatol Online J 15:1. 2009
    ..Unfortunately, coverage policies for psoriasis therapies do not necessarily follow current treatment paradigms, such that more expensive second or third line treatments may be more easily obtained than first line treatments...
  3. doi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of rosacea treatments
    Kristen Thomas
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, The Ohio State University Colleges of Pharmacy, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 20:72-5. 2009
    ..However, costs and efficacies of these therapies vary widely. Objective: To determine relative cost-effectiveness of common therapeutic regimens using published data...
  4. ncbi request reprint Correlates of health-related quality of life in women with severe facial blemishes
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Psychiatry, and Public Health Services, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Int J Dermatol 45:111-5. 2006
    ..Visible facial skin lesions are a common condition. Purpose This study assessed factors associated with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in women with visible facial skin lesions...
  5. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting prescription of ultra-high potency topical corticosteroids in skin disease: an analysis of US national practice data
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 4:699-706. 2005
    ..Education efforts and novel preparations of Class I agents will help to ensure the best possible care for patients suffering from significant skin diseases like psoriasis...
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of different compliance behaviors in a clinical trial
    Jennifer Krejci-Manwaring
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    Cutis 79:379-81. 2007
    ..In a study of 30 patients with moderate to severe hand dermatitis, we found 2 extremes of adherence behavior: overusage and underusage. We compared these 2 patients to one patient who engaged in near-ideal usage of medication...
  7. doi request reprint Adherence to acitretin and home narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy in patients with psoriasis
    Brad A Yentzer
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 59:577-81. 2008
    ..However, few data exist about adherence rates to home phototherapy, adding to concerns about the appropriateness of home phototherapy as a psoriasis treatment option...
  8. ncbi request reprint Adverse events from systemic therapies for psoriasis are common in clinical practice
    Daniel J Pearce
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 17:288-93. 2006
    ..Little is known about the frequency of these events when systemic agents are used in true clinical practice...
  9. ncbi request reprint Psoriasis treatment in the United States at the end of the 20th century
    Daniel J Pearce
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    Int J Dermatol 45:370-4. 2006
    ..A cornerstone of therapy has been topical corticosteroids, although over the past 10 years there have been many additions to the medication armamentarium. Furthermore, various combination regimens and approaches have been advocated...
  10. ncbi request reprint Stealth monitoring of adherence to topical medication: adherence is very poor in children with atopic dermatitis
    Jennifer Krejci-Manwaring
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 56:211-6. 2007
    ..Adherence to topical treatment of atopic dermatitis has not been well characterized. Poor adherence to topical medication could account for failure of topical therapy...
  11. ncbi request reprint Managing rosacea: a review of the use of metronidazole alone and in combination with oral antibiotics
    Jennifer F Conde
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 6:495-8. 2007
    ..Rosacea is an extremely common chronic dermatosis affecting an estimated 14 million Americans. Rosacea is most commonly managed with topical metronidazole, sometimes in combination with oral antibiotics...
  12. doi request reprint The pharmacoeconomics of acne treatment: where are we heading?
    Marc J Inglese
    Center for Dermatology Research and Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 19:27-37. 2008
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Adherence in dermatology: a review of the last 20 years
    Kafele T Hodari
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 17:136-42. 2006
    ..Adherence has been studied in many areas of medicine; however, there are few published articles pertaining to adherence and dermatology...
  14. ncbi request reprint Adherence to topical therapy decreases during the course of an 8-week psoriasis clinical trial: commonly used methods of measuring adherence to topical therapy overestimate actual use
    Christie L Carroll
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC 27104, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 51:212-6. 2004
    ..Medication nonadherence is common throughout medicine, and research into this area is increasing; however, knowledge about topical medication adherence is limited...
  15. ncbi request reprint Predictors of treatment choices and associated outcomes in actinic keratoses: results from a national physician survey study
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Departments of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 17:162-6. 2006
    ..This study examined which AK therapy was preferred among dermatologists and primary care physicians (PCPs), as well as potential determinants of therapeutic selection...
  16. doi request reprint Prevalence of pigmentary disorders and their impact on quality of life: a prospective cohort study
    Anne Taylor
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Cosmet Dermatol 7:164-8. 2008
    ..Pigmentary disorders are commonly seen in dermatology practice and can have a negative psychosocial impact on patients...
  17. ncbi request reprint The cost-effectiveness and cost of treatment failures associated with systemic psoriasis therapies
    Daniel J Pearce
    Department of Dermatology, Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 17:29-37. 2006
    ..An alternative and overlooked aspect of cost efficacy is the cost that accrues from treatment failures...
  18. ncbi request reprint Home ultraviolet B phototherapy: a cost-effective option for severe psoriasis
    Christopher B Yelverton
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Manag Care Interface 19:33-6, 39. 2006
    ..In addition, the efficacy and safety profile of home ultraviolet B phototherapy make it an excellent choice for extended management...
  19. ncbi request reprint Lower adverse event and mortality rates in physician offices compared with ambulatory surgery centers: a reappraisal of Florida adverse event data
    Arun P Venkat
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    Dermatol Surg 30:1444-51. 2004
    ..A major limitation of Florida adverse event data is the lack of uniform collection of the number of cases performed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Topical tacrolimus ointment combined with 6% salicylic acid gel for plaque psoriasis treatment
    Christie L Carroll
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Arch Dermatol 141:43-6. 2005
    ..The efficacy of tacrolimus ointment for the treatment of facial and intertriginous psoriasis suggests that if tacrolimus penetration can be increased, the ointment could be used for effective treatment of plaque psoriasis...
  21. ncbi request reprint Does cost-effectiveness play a role in clinical trials?
    Tace Steele
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 2715 1071, USA
    Dermatol Ther 20:110-9. 2007
    ..Collection of cost data needs to be incorporated into clinical trials to facilitate these decisions...
  22. ncbi request reprint The burden of atopic dermatitis: impact on the patient, family, and society
    Christie L Carroll
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 25157, USA
    Pediatr Dermatol 22:192-9. 2005
    ..Targeting parents and caregivers with education and psychosocial support can decrease family and personal burden, which in turn may decrease the cost of treating the condition because of better medical, psychosocial, and family outcomes...
  23. ncbi request reprint Trends in on and off-label calcipotriene use
    Daniel J Pearce
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 17:308-13. 2006
    ..Physicians and policy-makers should be aware of the role that this medication plays in the delivery of dermatologic care...
  24. ncbi request reprint The frequent use of oral retinoids in combination with other treatments for psoriasis: a retrospective analysis
    Judy Hu
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    J Cutan Med Surg 8:411-4. 2004
    ..Similarly, because of its safety profile, acitretin can be added in low doses to help patients who have not achieved adequate control with other psoriasis treatments...
  25. ncbi request reprint Inpatient management of severe psoriasis
    Andrew A Nelson
    Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 4:564-70. 2005
    ..Given the acute nature of psoriasis inpatient episodes, the risks associated with long-term use of a treatment are far less important in inpatient setting treatment planning than they are in the outpatient setting...
  26. ncbi request reprint New treatments for psoriasis: which biologic is best?
    Andrew A Nelson
    Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 17:96-107. 2006
    ..Through informed discussion, the clinician can help each individual patient decide which biologic agent is ideal for them...
  27. ncbi request reprint Patients spend more time with the physician for excision of a malignant skin lesion than for excision of a benign skin lesion
    Steven R Feldman
    Department of Dermatology and the Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    Dermatol Surg 30:351-3; discussion 353-4. 2004
    ..Currently, there is a difference in reimbursement between excision of malignant and benign lesions. There is concern that there is not sufficient rationale for differential reimbursement for these two procedures...
  28. pmc Willing to wait?: the influence of patient wait time on satisfaction with primary care
    Roger T Anderson
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:31. 2007
    ..This study examined the relationship between patient waiting time and willingness to return for care and patient satisfaction ratings with primary care physicians...
  29. ncbi request reprint How PAs improve access to care for the underserved
    Forrest S Staton
    Departmetn of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    JAAPA 20:32, 34, 36 passim. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that poorer patients in outpatient clinics are more likely to see PAs than physicians...
  30. doi request reprint Written action plans: potential for improving outcomes in children with atopic dermatitis
    Sarah S Chisolm
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 59:677-83. 2008
    ..Few controlled trials directly comparing use to non-use of a WAP were found. WAPs show promise in improving adherence in pediatric asthma, and their effect on adherence in pediatric atopic dermatitis is worthy of further investigation...
  31. ncbi request reprint Measures used in specifying psoriasis lesion(s), global disease and quality of life: a systematic review
    Javier Garduno
    Department of Dermatology, Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 18:223-42. 2007
    ..To assess which measures are utilized to quantify lesions, disease severity, and quality of life in the current literature on psoriasis vulgaris...
  32. ncbi request reprint Limited availability of psoriasis and phototherapy care: an analysis of advertisements
    John G Hancox
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Dermatol Online J 11:6. 2005
    ..These findings raise the concern that incentive structures in the United States healthcare system do not adequately support delivery of dermatologic care for psoriasis. Efforts to promote psoriasis care should be encouraged...
  33. ncbi request reprint Adapting electronic adherence monitors to standard packages of topical medications
    Mark G Tusa
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 55:886-7. 2006
    ..We conclude that adapting existing electronic monitors to medication tubes should facilitate a much better understanding of adherence to topical treatment...
  34. ncbi request reprint Nonmelanoma skin cancer: is the incidence really increasing among patients younger than 40? A reexamination using 25 years of U.S. outpatient data
    Mary Margaret Bivens
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Dermatol Surg 32:1473-9. 2006
    ..We performed additional analyses using nationally representative patient samples to confirm these trends...
  35. ncbi request reprint Risk classification of Medicare HMO enrollee cost levels using a decision-tree approach
    Roger T Anderson
    Section on Social Sciences and Health Policy, Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, 2000 West First Street, Piedmont Plaza II, 2nd Floor, Winston Salem, NC 27104, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:89-98. 2004
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Cumulative irritation potential of metronidazole gel compared to azelaic acid gel after repeated applications to healthy skin
    Kristin Ziel
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 4:727-31. 2005
    ..Metronidazole 0.75% gel and azelaic acid 15% gel are commonly used to treat rosacea. Irritation is a common side effect...
  37. ncbi request reprint Over-the-counter topical skin products--a common component of skin disease management
    Curt A Vogel
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Cutis 74:55-67. 2004
    ..Physician specialty, gender, race, and age appear to be factors associated with those recommendations...
  38. doi request reprint Relieving the pruritus of atopic dermatitis: a meta-analysis
    Lindsay G Sher
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Acta Derm Venereol 92:455-61. 2012
    ..Overall, the topical treatments were more successful at reducing atopic pruritus compared to the systemic treatments. Calcineurin inhibitors were the most effective antipruritic agent...
  39. ncbi request reprint The negative impact of psoriasis on the workplace
    Daniel J Pearce
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 17:24-8. 2006
    ..The health-related quality of life and economic impact of psoriasis has been documented. However, the negative impact of psoriasis on the workplace is poorly understood...
  40. ncbi request reprint The utility of a data-logging device for measuring adherence to home phototherapy
    Christopher B Yelverton
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 22:270-2. 2006
    ..Treatment adherence to home phototherapy is not well characterized...
  41. ncbi request reprint Would elimination of copayments for phototherapy decrease the cost of treating psoriasis with systemic biologics? A cost analysis
    Jason F Simpson
    Department of Dermatology, Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    Manag Care Interface 19:39-43. 2006
    ..Copayments for phototherapy may be shifting patients toward biologic treatment, which is more convenient but more costly to managed care plans...
  42. ncbi request reprint Monitoring for medication errors in outpatient settings
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 20:229-32. 2009
    ..Various systems are already in place in inpatient settings. Objective: To review existing medication error reporting systems related to outpatient settings with emphasis on topical medications associated with dermatological diseases...
  43. doi request reprint Assessing adherence to dermatology treatments: a review of self-report and electronic measures
    Sheila M Greenlaw
    Department of Dermatology, Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Skin Res Technol 16:253-8. 2010
    ..Nonadherence to prescribed medications is a common problem in dermatology, and assessing adherence can be difficult. Electronic monitors are not always practical, but self-report measures may be less reliable...
  44. ncbi request reprint Analysis of factors associated with prescription of a potentially inappropriate combination dermatological medication among US outpatient physicians
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC 27104, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 13:133-8. 2004
    ..This research was performed to better understand the physician and patient characteristics associated with the prescription of this combination medication in outpatient settings...
  45. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal examination of health outcomes associated with botulinum toxin use in children with cerebral palsy
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    J Surg Orthop Adv 13:76-80. 2004
    ..001). These findings suggest that BTX injections may be associated with beneficial outcomes in childhood spasticity...
  46. ncbi request reprint How much of a topical agent should be prescribed for children of different sizes?
    Andrew A Nelson
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 17:224-8. 2006
    ..Compared with guidelines for the quantity of topical corticosteroids to apply in adults, standards for the use of topical corticosteroids in children are not well described...
  47. doi request reprint Hydroxyurea adherence and associated outcomes among Medicaid enrollees with sickle cell disease
    Sean D Candrilli
    RTI Health Solutions, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Hematol 86:273-7. 2011
    ..0001), and total costs (-$6,529, p < .0001; -$5,329, p <.0001, respectively). Adherence to hydroxyurea among SCD patients appears suboptimal and better adherence is associated with improved clinical and economic outcomes...
  48. ncbi request reprint Prescribing patterns for topical retinoids within NAMCS data
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology and Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 4:172-9. 2005
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to examine whether prescribing patterns of a nationally representative sample of US physicians shed light on the incidence of use of topical retinoids for indications other than acne...
  49. ncbi request reprint Electronic monitoring of medication adherence in skin disease: results of a pilot study
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 49:651-4. 2003
    ..Traditional medication adherence monitoring for topical medication use in dermatology relies heavily on measures of self-reporting and ointment tube weight, which are susceptible to various biases...
  50. ncbi request reprint Trends in prescription of acne medication in the US: shift from antibiotic to non-antibiotic treatment
    Suganthi Thevarajah
    Center for Dermatology Research and Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 16:224-8. 2005
    ..To describe trends in the prescription of medication for acne vulgaris in the USA from 1990 to 2002 with particular reference to the shift from antibiotic to non-antibiotic treatment...
  51. ncbi request reprint Healthcare utilization for acute and chronic diseases of young, school-age children in the rural and non-rural setting
    Kimberly A Cayce
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 44:491-8. 2005
    ..Rural and non-rural, young, school-aged children exhibit many similarities in healthcare utilization, but differences occur. Most surprising is the difference in the diagnosis frequency of attention deficit disorder...
  52. ncbi request reprint Death from psoriasis: representative US data
    Daniel J Pearce
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 17:302-3. 2006
    ..Psoriasis can be associated with severe, life-threatening exacerbations. We sought to approximate the mortality associated with hospitalizations for psoriasis...
  53. ncbi request reprint Survival disadvantage among Medicaid-insured breast cancer patients treated with breast conserving surgery without radiation therapy
    Kristie Long Foley
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 101:207-14. 2007
    ..It is possible that the prognostic significance of omission of RT in clinical trials underestimates the significance of risk in the community...
  54. ncbi request reprint Effects of an episode of specialist care on the impact of childhood atopic dermatitis on the child's family
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Pediatr Health Care 17:184-9. 2003
    ..An exploratory analysis of change in impact on families dealing with AD before and after an episode of medical care in a physician office setting was conducted...
  55. doi request reprint Psoriasis: improving adherence to topical therapy
    Steven R Feldman
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 59:1009-16. 2008
    ..By understanding and manipulating the factors that affect treatment adherence, improvement in adherence is possible and hence better control and outcomes in the topical treatment of psoriasis are likely...
  56. ncbi request reprint Health insurance benefit limits: general concepts and the potential impact on dermatologic treatment
    Arun P Venkat
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 53:140-2. 2005
  57. ncbi request reprint The comorbid state of psoriasis patients in a university dermatology practice
    Daniel J Pearce
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 16:319-23. 2005
    ..Psoriasis treatment is frequently complicated by the various types and severities of disease as well as the large number of therapies available. Another critical consideration in treatment planning is the presence of comorbid diseases...
  58. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of the insulin treatment satisfaction questionnaire
    Roger T Anderson
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Clin Ther 26:565-78. 2004
    ..Historically, daily insulin treatment has been viewed as burdensome to patients, prompting newer formulations and improved delivery methods...
  59. ncbi request reprint Acne vulgaris in the United States: a descriptive epidemiology
    Brad A Yentzer
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    Cutis 86:94-9. 2010
    ..Differences in age are associated with differences in pharmaceutical treatment as well as total healthcare utilization. Depression is a substantial comorbidity and patients seeking treatment of acne should be screened for depression...
  60. ncbi request reprint Cost impact of botulinum toxin use in Medicaid-enrolled children with cerebral palsy
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J South Orthop Assoc 11:71-9. 2002
    ..These data suggest that BTX therapy does not significantly add to the costs of treating Medicaid-enrolled children with CP...
  61. pmc How patient-physician encounters in critical medical situations affect trust: results of a national survey
    Rahul A Shenolikar
    Division of Management, Policy and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, 1200 Herman Pressler, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:24. 2004
    ..This study examines the association between patient-physician encounters in such critical medical situations and patients' trust in their physician and in the medical profession in general...
  62. pmc Factors associated with herbal use among urban multiethnic primary care patients: a cross-sectional survey
    Grace M Kuo
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 4:18. 2004
    ..The secondary objective was to investigate perceptions about and patterns of herbal use...
  63. ncbi request reprint Medication-related predictors of health-related quality of life in glaucoma patients enrolled in a medicare health maintenance organization
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Division of Management and Policy Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 1:75-81. 2003
    ..Pharmacologic therapy for glaucoma consists mainly of topical eye drops containing beta-blockers or prostaglandin analogs...
  64. ncbi request reprint Healthcare costs and prescription adherence with introduction of thiazolidinedione therapy in Medicaid type 2 diabetic patients: a retrospective data analysis
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Division of Management and Policy Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 20:1633-40. 2004
    ..In addition differences among the TZDs with respect to these outcomes were examined...
  65. ncbi request reprint The Relationship Between Physician Friendliness and Caring, and Patient Satisfaction: Findings from an Internet-Based Survey
    Adam A Uhas
    1 Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Columbus, Ohio, USA 2 Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Patient 1:91-6. 2008
    ..Patient satisfaction is a quality measure that affects treatment outcomes. More specifically, it examines how a patient's perception of physician friendliness and caring can affect patient satisfaction...
  66. ncbi request reprint The importance of skin disease as assessed by "willingness-to-pay"
    Lauren Parks
    Department of Dermatology, Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    J Cutan Med Surg 7:369-71. 2003
    ..Skin disease makes as great an impact as other serious medical conditions when assessed by effects on health-related quality of life...
  67. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with self-esteem in pre-adolescents and adolescents with cerebral palsy
    Janeen C Manuel
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Adolesc Health 32:456-8. 2003
    ..In a multivariate model, only perceived impact of the disability remained significant...
  68. ncbi request reprint Patient-centered outcomes of diabetes self-care. Associations with satisfaction and general health in a community clinic setting
    Roger T Anderson
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, USA
    N C Med J 64:58-65. 2003
    ..This study examined correlates of three patient-centered outcomes of diabetes self-care (awareness of self-care components, difficulties in diabetes self-care, and adherence to self-care) among low-income diabetic patients...
  69. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of a mass media campaign to encourage parents of adolescents to talk to their children about sex
    Robert H Durant
    Brenner Center for Child and Adolescent Health, Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1081, USA
    J Adolesc Health 38:298.e1-9. 2006
    ..The primary message of the campaign was "Talk to your kids about sex. Everyone else is."..
  70. ncbi request reprint Patients with palmoplantar psoriasis have more physical disability and discomfort than patients with other forms of psoriasis: implications for clinical practice
    Adam A Pettey
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27104, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 49:271-5. 2003
    ..Psoriasis is a chronic, unpredictable, and incurable disease that has a negative impact on patients' quality of life. Palm and sole psoriasis can add to this negative impact as it directly affects activities of daily living...
  71. ncbi request reprint Self-reported health status, prophylactic medication use, and healthcare costs in older adults with asthma
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Public Health Sciences and Internal Medicine Gerontology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:924-9. 2002
    ..To examine the relationship between self-reported health status, prophylactic medication use, and healthcare service use in older adults with asthma...
  72. ncbi request reprint Why are there differences in the perceived safety of office-based surgery?
    John G Hancox
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Dermatol Surg 30:1377-9. 2004
    ..Several states have already or are preparing to enact legislation regulating office-based surgery...
  73. ncbi request reprint Corrective cosmetics are effective for women with facial pigmentary disorders
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    Cutis 75:181-7. 2005
    ..At 3 months, there was a 30% improvement in Skindex-16 score (P < .001). The corrective cosmetic was well tolerated and represents a valuable option that dermatologists can offer to patients with these conditions...
  74. ncbi request reprint Spasticity associated with cerebral palsy in children: guidelines for the use of botulinum A toxin
    L Andrew Koman
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1070, USA
    Paediatr Drugs 5:11-23. 2003
    ..Botulinum A toxin, when used in appropriate doses, is well tolerated...
  75. ncbi request reprint Nonmelanoma skin cancer: an episode of care management approach
    Tamara S Housman
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Center for Dermatology Research, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Dermatol Surg 29:700-11. 2003
    ..It is the most common form of cancer in the United States, more common than all other cancers combined. To determine the contributors to the cost of NMSC care, an episode of care of NMSC needed to be defined...
  76. ncbi request reprint Capitation payment, length of visit, and preventive services: evidence from a national sample of outpatient physicians
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Am J Manag Care 8:332-40. 2002
    ..To test the hypothesis that capitation payment to physicians reduces the length of physician-patient encounters but increases use of preventive and health counseling services...
  77. pmc Trust in the medical profession: conceptual and measurement issues
    Mark A Hall
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:1419-39. 2002
    ..To develop and test a multi-item measure for general trust in physicians, in contrast with trust in a specific physician...
  78. ncbi request reprint Effect of language immersion on communication with Latino patients
    Shari Barkin
    Department of Pediatrics and Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    N C Med J 64:258-62. 2003
    ..Programs are needed to enhance communication effectiveness with Latino patients. We examined the effect of language immersion training for pediatric faculty on their communication with Latino patients...
  79. ncbi request reprint Parent caregiver-related predictors of health care service utilization by children with cerebral palsy enrolled in Medicaid
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Pediatr Health Care 16:73-8. 2002
    ..This study examined the associations between characteristics of the parent caregiver and health care service utilization by children with cerebral palsy enrolled in Medicaid...
  80. ncbi request reprint How disclosing HMO physician incentives affects trust
    Mark A Hall
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:197-206. 2002
    ....
  81. ncbi request reprint The family impact of atopic dermatitis in children: the role of the parent caregiver
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Pediatr Dermatol 20:5-10. 2003
    ..These parent caregiver factors may be important in identifying suitable audiences and areas for education for optimal management of children's AD...
  82. ncbi request reprint Stress and adaptation in mothers of children with cerebral palsy
    Janeen Manuel
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Winstion Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 28:197-201. 2003
    ....
  83. ncbi request reprint No smoking gun: findings from a national survey of office-based cosmetic surgery adverse event reporting
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 2000 West First Street, Piedmont Plaza II, 2nd Floor, Winston Salem, NC 27104, USA
    Dermatol Surg 29:1093-9; discussion 1099. 2003
    ..Because of recent press reports of adverse outcomes, office-based cosmetic surgery has come under intense scrutiny and associated legislative regulatory action...
  84. ncbi request reprint Challenges and innovations in enhancing adherence
    Shannon L Mihalko
    Department of Health and Exercise Science, PO Box 7868, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC 27109, USA
    Control Clin Trials 25:447-57. 2004
    ..Moreover, an interdisciplinary agenda is necessary to set the stage for bringing together researchers from various disciplines and backgrounds with both participants and community representatives...
  85. ncbi request reprint Comparisons of rosiglitazone versus pioglitazone monotherapy introduction and associated health care utilization in medicaid-enrolled patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy and School of Public Health, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    Clin Ther 29:1306-15. 2007
    ..Thiazolidinediones (TZDs) are a newer class of agents used for the treatment of type 2 DM. No previous study has compared health care utilization associated with the 2 TZDs on the market...
  86. ncbi request reprint Medication adherence and associated outcomes in medicare health maintenance organization-enrolled older adults with Parkinson's disease
    Amit S Kulkarni
    Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    Mov Disord 23:359-65. 2008
    ....
  87. doi request reprint Oral antidiabetes medication adherence and health care utilization among Medicaid-enrolled type 2 diabetic patients beginning monotherapy
    Rahul A Shenolikar
    Diabetes Care 31:e5. 2008
  88. ncbi request reprint Predictors of medication adherence and associated health care costs in an older population with overactive bladder syndrome: a longitudinal cohort study
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and School of Public Health, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    J Urol 175:1067-71; discussion 1071-2. 2006
    ..We examined the relationship between self-reported health status data, subsequent antimuscarinic medication adherence and health care service use in older adults with OAB syndrome in a managed care setting...
  89. ncbi request reprint Diabetes care management participation in a primary care setting and subsequent hospitalization risk
    Anthony J Greisinger
    Kelsey Research Foundation, Houston, Texas 77054, USA
    Dis Manag 7:325-32. 2004
    ..Attendance at diabetes educational sessions in primary care settings coupled with maintenance of blood glucose control seem to be associated with greatest risk reduction...
  90. ncbi request reprint Outcomes associated with initiation of different controller therapies in a Medicaid asthmatic population: a retrospective data analysis
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and School of Public Health, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    J Asthma 42:35-40. 2005
    ..Outcomes in asthmatic patients may vary depending on the controller medication used. Observational studies of outcomes of asthma therapy are needed to understand the implications of choice of controller in different populations...
  91. ncbi request reprint Medication and health care service utilization related to depressive symptoms in older adults with psoriasis
    Amit S Kulkarni
    Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, 77030, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 3:661-6. 2004
    ..This study examined the relationship between depressive symptoms and related medication adherence and health care costs in older adults (age > or = 65 years) with psoriasis...
  92. ncbi request reprint Measuring patients' trust in their primary care providers
    Mark A Hall
    Wake Forest University, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 59:293-318. 2002
    ..Correlations are equivalent with lack of disputes, length of relationship, and number of visits [corrected]...
  93. ncbi request reprint Medication-related factors affecting health care outcomes and costs for patients with psoriasis in the United States
    Amit S Kulkarni
    Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 52:27-31. 2005
    ..The impact of psoriasis medication therapy on costs and patient outcomes in large nationally representative samples needs further examination...
  94. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life after pancreatic islet transplantation: a longitudinal study
    Neal R Barshes
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, 6550 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Transplantation 79:1727-30. 2005
    ..Pancreatic islet transplantation (PIT) has proven effective in achieving insulin independence, but to date, the impact of PIT on health-related quality of life (HRQL) has not been studied...
  95. ncbi request reprint Health care costs and medication adherence associated with initiation of insulin pen therapy in medicaid-enrolled patients with type 2 diabetes: a retrospective database analysis
    Manjiri D Pawaskar
    Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    Clin Ther 29:1294-305. 2007
    ..Clinical, health, and economic outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes may be influenced by self-management behaviors and type of pharmacotherapy...
  96. ncbi request reprint Physician and patient characteristics associated with outpatient breast cancer screening recommendations in the United States: analysis of the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey Data 1996-2004
    Monali Bhosle
    College of Pharmacy, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 103:53-9. 2007
    ..This study examined the physician and patients related factors associated with physician recommendations for breast cancer screening in the United States (US) outpatient settings...
  97. pmc Correlates of patient satisfaction with physician visit: differences between elderly and non-elderly survey respondents
    Meg C Kong
    Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:62. 2007
    ..Few studies document differences in patient satisfaction with physicians in the elderly (> or = 65 years) and compare it to non-elderly (<65 years) patients...
  98. ncbi request reprint Comparison of medication adherence and associated health care costs after introduction of pioglitazone treatment in African Americans versus all other races in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a retrospective data analysis
    Rahul A Shenolikar
    Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, 500 W 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Clin Ther 28:1199-207. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to compare treatment adherence and health care costs in African Americans versus all other races (All Others) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus starting treatment with pioglitazone...
  99. pmc Consumer satisfaction with primary care provider choice and associated trust
    Ming Ying L Chu-Weininger
    School of Health Information Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:139. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study is to analyze variables associated with consumer's satisfaction that they have enough choice when selecting their primary care provider (PCP), and to analyze the importance of these variables on provider trust...
  100. pmc Race and medication adherence in Medicaid enrollees with type-2 diabetes
    Rahul A Shenolikar
    Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Columbus, OH, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:1071-7. 2006
    ..The study objective was to determine the association between race and medication adherence among type-2 diabetes patients...
  101. ncbi request reprint Medication adherence and health care costs associated with biologics in Medicaid-enrolled patients with psoriasis
    Monali J Bhosle
    Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 17:294-301. 2006
    ..Costs and patients' adherence related to biologics are important factors to consider while making informed decisions regarding therapy with biologics in psoriasis management...