Ursula K Braun

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Decreasing use of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube feeding for veterans with dementia-racial differences remain
    Ursula K Braun
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:242-8. 2005
  2. pmc Defining limits in care of terminally ill patients
    Ursula K Braun
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Sections of Geriatrics and Health Services Research, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    BMJ 334:239-41. 2007
  3. pmc The physician's professional role in end-of-life decision-making: voices of racially and ethnically diverse physicians
    Ursula K Braun
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, The Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Department of Veteran Affairs, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 80:3-9. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic differences in the treatment of seriously ill patients: a comparison of African-American, Caucasian and Hispanic veterans
    Ursula K Braun
    Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Section of Health Services Research, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:1041-51. 2008
  5. pmc Voices of African American, Caucasian, and Hispanic surrogates on the burdens of end-of-life decision making
    Ursula K Braun
    Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Section of Health Services Research, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston, TX, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:267-74. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Racial/ethnic differences in blood pressure control and medication utilization in a cohort of older veterans with dementia
    Ivy Poon
    Pharmacy Practice Department, Texas Southern University, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, USA
    Am J Ther 17:34-41. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Racial/ethnic disparities in medication use among veterans with hypertension and dementia: a national cohort study
    Ivy Poon
    Pharmacy Practice Department, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX 77004, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 43:185-93. 2009
  8. pmc Preventing life-sustaining treatment by default
    Ursula K Braun
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Fam Med 9:250-6. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Initiation of cholinesterase inhibitors in an inpatient setting
    Kamal C Wagle
    Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center MEDVAMC, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 28:377-83. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Treating depression in terminally ill patients can optimize their physical comfort at the end of life and provide them the opportunity to confront and prepare for death
    Ursula K Braun
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Section of Geriatrics, Houston, Texas, USA
    Geriatrics 63:25-7. 2008

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. ncbi request reprint Decreasing use of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube feeding for veterans with dementia-racial differences remain
    Ursula K Braun
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:242-8. 2005
    ..National time trends in PEG tube use over the last decade have not been previously reported. The objective of this study was to determine whether use of PEG tubes for patients with dementia has changed over time and by race...
  2. pmc Defining limits in care of terminally ill patients
    Ursula K Braun
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Sections of Geriatrics and Health Services Research, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    BMJ 334:239-41. 2007
  3. pmc The physician's professional role in end-of-life decision-making: voices of racially and ethnically diverse physicians
    Ursula K Braun
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, The Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Department of Veteran Affairs, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 80:3-9. 2010
    ..We aimed to describe values and beliefs guiding physicians' EOL decision-making and explore the relationship between physicians' race/ethnicity and their decision-making...
  4. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic differences in the treatment of seriously ill patients: a comparison of African-American, Caucasian and Hispanic veterans
    Ursula K Braun
    Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Section of Health Services Research, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:1041-51. 2008
    ..No national data exist regarding racial/ethnic differences in the use of interventions for patients at the end of life...
  5. pmc Voices of African American, Caucasian, and Hispanic surrogates on the burdens of end-of-life decision making
    Ursula K Braun
    Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Section of Health Services Research, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston, TX, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:267-74. 2008
    ..End-of-life decisions are frequently made by patients' surrogates. Race and ethnicity may affect such decision making. Few studies have described how different racial/ethnic groups experience end-of-life surrogate decision making...
  6. doi request reprint Racial/ethnic differences in blood pressure control and medication utilization in a cohort of older veterans with dementia
    Ivy Poon
    Pharmacy Practice Department, Texas Southern University, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, USA
    Am J Ther 17:34-41. 2010
    ..Physicians might have considered patients' race when prescribing antihypertensive medications reflected by the higher use of thiazide diuretics and calcium channel blockers for African-Americans...
  7. doi request reprint Racial/ethnic disparities in medication use among veterans with hypertension and dementia: a national cohort study
    Ivy Poon
    Pharmacy Practice Department, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX 77004, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 43:185-93. 2009
    ..Medication adherence is vital in achieving therapeutic outcomes. Use of antihypertensive and dementia medications may vary by race/ethnicity and has not been well explored...
  8. pmc Preventing life-sustaining treatment by default
    Ursula K Braun
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Fam Med 9:250-6. 2011
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Initiation of cholinesterase inhibitors in an inpatient setting
    Kamal C Wagle
    Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center MEDVAMC, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 28:377-83. 2013
    ..Although there was no difference in the 30-day mortality or readmission rates, new-starts were more likely to have a longer hospital stay than continuation patients. ..
  10. ncbi request reprint Treating depression in terminally ill patients can optimize their physical comfort at the end of life and provide them the opportunity to confront and prepare for death
    Ursula K Braun
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Section of Geriatrics, Houston, Texas, USA
    Geriatrics 63:25-7. 2008
    ..Screening for depression in terminally ill patients can optimize their physical comfort at the end of life and provide them the opportunity to confront and prepare for death...
  11. pmc Reconceptualizing the experience of surrogate decision making: reports vs genuine decisions
    Ursula K Braun
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Fam Med 7:249-53. 2009
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Decision-making styles of seriously ill male Veterans for end-of-life care: Autonomists, Altruists, Authorizers, Absolute Trusters, and Avoiders
    Ursula K Braun
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, USA Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Section of Geriatrics, Houston, USA Electronic address
    Patient Educ Couns 94:334-41. 2014
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  13. pmc The utility of reflective writing after a palliative care experience: can we assess medical students' professionalism?
    Ursula K Braun
    1 HSRD Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas
    J Palliat Med 16:1342-9. 2013
    ..Exposure to palliative care (PC), an often deeply moving clinical experience, is an optimal trigger for rich student reflection, and students' reflective writings can be explored for professional attitudes...
  14. ncbi request reprint Behavioral disturbances in dementia: finding the cause(s)
    Ursula K Braun
    Baylor College of Medicine, Sections of Geriatrics and Health Services Research, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Geriatrics 59:32, 34. 2004

Research Grants1

  1. Cultural Differences in End-of-Life Decision Making
    Ursula Braun; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This proposed project will lead directly to a RO1 application with the specific aim to assess the feasability and efficacy of using the Values Inventory in a clinical trial. ..