Jessica A Davila

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cholangiocarcinoma: the "other" liver cancer on the rise
    Jessica A Davila
    The Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 97:3199-200. 2002
  2. pmc Referral and receipt of treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma in United States veterans: effect of patient and nonpatient factors
    Jessica A Davila
    Houston VA Health Services Research Center of Excellence, Section of Health Services Research, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Hepatology 57:1858-68. 2013
  3. pmc Use of surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma among patients with cirrhosis in the United States
    Jessica A Davila
    Section of Health Services Research, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Hepatology 52:132-41. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Utilization of surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma among hepatitis C virus-infected veterans in the United States
    Jessica A Davila
    the Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Intern Med 154:85-93. 2011
  5. pmc Utilization and determinants of adjuvant therapy among older patients who receive curative surgery for pancreatic cancer
    Jessica A Davila
    Sections of Health Services Research, The Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Pancreas 38:e18-25. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Utilization of screening for hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States
    Jessica A Davila
    Section of Health Services Research, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 41:777-82. 2007
  7. pmc Utilization and outcomes of palliative therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma: a population-based study in the United States
    Jessica A Davila
    Section of Health Services Research, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 46:71-7. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint The effect of physician characteristics and their practice environment on surgical referral patterns for early-stage breast cancer in Iowa
    Jessica A Davila
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Med Qual 19:266-73. 2004
  9. pmc A new laboratory-based algorithm to predict development of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with hepatitis C and cirrhosis
    Hashem B El-Serag
    Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Service Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas Electronic address
    Gastroenterology 146:1249-55.e1. 2014
  10. doi request reprint Causes of aggressive behavior in patients with dementia
    Mark E Kunik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Services, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 71:1145-52. 2010

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Publications53

  1. ncbi request reprint Cholangiocarcinoma: the "other" liver cancer on the rise
    Jessica A Davila
    The Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 97:3199-200. 2002
  2. pmc Referral and receipt of treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma in United States veterans: effect of patient and nonpatient factors
    Jessica A Davila
    Houston VA Health Services Research Center of Excellence, Section of Health Services Research, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Hepatology 57:1858-68. 2013
    ..Only receipt of HCC surveillance was associated with increased likelihood of outpatient diagnosis, being seen by a surgeon or oncologist, and treatment...
  3. pmc Use of surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma among patients with cirrhosis in the United States
    Jessica A Davila
    Section of Health Services Research, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Hepatology 52:132-41. 2010
    ..5-fold and 2.8-fold, respectively, more likely to receive regular surveillance than those seen by a primary care physician only. Geographic variation in surveillance was observed and explained by patient and physician factors...
  4. doi request reprint Utilization of surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma among hepatitis C virus-infected veterans in the United States
    Jessica A Davila
    the Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Intern Med 154:85-93. 2011
    ..Surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is recommended for patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and cirrhosis. However, whether surveillance is being done as recommended is unknown...
  5. pmc Utilization and determinants of adjuvant therapy among older patients who receive curative surgery for pancreatic cancer
    Jessica A Davila
    Sections of Health Services Research, The Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Pancreas 38:e18-25. 2009
    ..We conducted a population-based study to describe the utilization, determinants, and survival effects of adjuvant therapies after surgery among older patients with pancreatic cancer...
  6. ncbi request reprint Utilization of screening for hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States
    Jessica A Davila
    Section of Health Services Research, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 41:777-82. 2007
    ..Screening for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been recommended for patients at high-risk of developing HCC. Yet, the utilization and determinants of screening remain unclear...
  7. pmc Utilization and outcomes of palliative therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma: a population-based study in the United States
    Jessica A Davila
    Section of Health Services Research, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 46:71-7. 2012
    ..To evaluate the utilization and determinants of receiving palliative treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and its effect on survival...
  8. ncbi request reprint The effect of physician characteristics and their practice environment on surgical referral patterns for early-stage breast cancer in Iowa
    Jessica A Davila
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Med Qual 19:266-73. 2004
    ..Promoting interaction among physicians, particularly among those with different specialties, may increase the diffusion of new behaviors into clinical practice...
  9. pmc A new laboratory-based algorithm to predict development of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with hepatitis C and cirrhosis
    Hashem B El-Serag
    Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Service Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas Electronic address
    Gastroenterology 146:1249-55.e1. 2014
    ..We constructed an AFP-based algorithm that included these factors to identify patients at risk for HCC, and tested its predictive ability in a large set of patients with cirrhosis...
  10. doi request reprint Causes of aggressive behavior in patients with dementia
    Mark E Kunik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Services, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 71:1145-52. 2010
    ..To examine factors predicting development of aggression...
  11. pmc Prevalence and predictors of hepatitis B virus coinfection in a United States cohort of hepatitis C virus-infected patients
    Gia L Tyson
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Hepatology 58:538-45. 2013
    ..S. on the prevalence of HBV coinfection in HCV patients. Among veterans with HCV, exposure to HBV is common (~35%), but HBV coinfection is relatively low (1.4%). Several possible risk factors were identified...
  12. doi request reprint Outcomes of acute versus elective primary ventral hernia repair
    Linda T Li
    From the Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery L T L, R J J, N S B, M K L, Baylor College of Medicine Operative Care Line R L B, M K L, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center Department of Statistics S C H, Rice University and Houston Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence J A D, Houston, Texas
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 76:523-8. 2014
    ..We examined the rate of surgical site infection (SSI), hernia recurrence, and mortality in acute versus elective primary ventral hernia repair and identified predictors of morbidity and mortality after primary ventral hernia repair...
  13. ncbi request reprint The continuing increase in the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States: an update
    Hashem B El-Serag
    The Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Sections of Gastroenterology and Health Services Research at The Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Intern Med 139:817-23. 2003
    ..The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma was reported to be increasing in the United States. However, alternate explanations were diagnostic or reclassification bias and changes in the demographic features of the general population...
  14. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic and surgical therapy for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma in the united states: a population-based study
    Yasser H Shaib
    Sections of Health Services, Houston, TX, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 41:911-7. 2007
    ..Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is a highly fatal disease with limited therapeutic options. The determinants, trends, and outcomes of different therapies for ICC are largely unknown in the United States...
  15. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C infection and the increasing incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma: a population-based study
    Jessica A Davila
    Section of Health Services Research, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gastroenterology 127:1372-80. 2004
    ..A significant increase in the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been reported in the United States. The risk factors underlying this increase remain unclear...
  16. doi request reprint Readmission following open ventral hernia repair: incidence, indications, and predictors
    Mylan T Nguyen
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 206:942-8; discussion 948-9. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence, indications, and predictive factors of hospital readmission after open ventral hernia repair...
  17. doi request reprint Educating health professionals in obstetrics and gynecology regarding rapid human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing in labor and delivery: a local initiative
    Judy Levison
    Departments of Obstetrics Gynecology and Family Medicine and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Northwest Health Center, 1100 W 34th St, Houston, TX, USA
    Matern Child Health J 16:1748-53. 2012
    ..Educating health professionals in obstetrics and gynecology regarding rapid human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing in labor and delivery: a local initiative...
  18. doi request reprint Incidence and survival of colorectal cancer among Hispanics in the United States: a population-based study
    Nadim S Jafri
    Section of Gastroenterology, The Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 58:2052-60. 2013
    ..Hispanics are the largest and fastest growing ethnic group in the United States (US)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Treatment and outcomes of treating of hepatocellular carcinoma among Medicare recipients in the United States: a population-based study
    Hashem B El-Serag
    Section of Health Services Research, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard 152, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Hepatol 44:158-66. 2006
    ..Yet, neither the extent to which potentially curative or palliative therapy is used to treat HCC, nor the determinants of using such therapies are known. Further, it is unclear how effective different modalities are for treating HCC...
  20. doi request reprint Centralization of HIV services in HIV-positive African-American and Hispanic youth improves retention in care
    Jessica A Davila
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    AIDS Care 25:202-6. 2013
    ..04). Results suggest that centralizing youth-specific care and expanding youth services can improve retention in HIV care. These system changes should be considered when resources allow...
  21. doi request reprint Surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma: development and validation of an algorithm to classify tests in administrative and laboratory data
    Peter Richardson
    Section of Health Services Research, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, The Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 55:3241-51. 2010
    ..The purpose of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and abdominal ultrasound (US) cannot be discerned in administrative data...
  22. doi request reprint Incidence and survival of pancreatic head and body and tail cancers: a population-based study in the United States
    Melvin K Lau
    Sections of Gastroenterology and Health Services Research, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Pancreas 39:458-62. 2010
    ..No studies have examined whether the demographics, disease characteristics, and patient survival with pancreatic body/tail cancers are different from pancreatic head tumors...
  23. ncbi request reprint Is there a true "shift" to the right colon in the incidence of colorectal cancer?
    Linda Rabeneck
    Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research, the Gastroenterology and Health Services Research Sections, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:1400-9. 2003
    ..Previous studies have reported a migration in the occurrence of colorectal cancer (CRC) toward a proximal colonic location. To assess the potential impact of this, we evaluated recent temporal trends in the United States...
  24. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumors: an analysis of 1,458 cases from 1992 to 2000
    Thomas Tran
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:162-8. 2005
    ..We conducted the first population-based study to evaluate the incidence and survival of malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumor in the United States...
  25. ncbi request reprint Is fibrolamellar carcinoma different from hepatocellular carcinoma? A US population-based study
    Hashem B El-Serag
    Section of Health Services Research, The Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard 152, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Hepatology 39:798-803. 2004
    ..In conclusion, in a population-based study, we observed remarkable differences in the epidemiology and prognosis of FLC compared to HCC...
  26. pmc Hepatocellular carcinoma screening practices in the Department of Veterans Affairs: findings from a national facility survey
    Hashem B El-Serag
    Houston HSR and D Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd 152, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 58:3117-26. 2013
    ..Previous studies suggest low rates of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) screening in clinical practice. There is little information on the provider- and healthcare-facility-related factors that explain the use of HCC screening...
  27. pmc Assessing HIV testing and linkage to care activities and providing academic support to public health authorities in Houston, TX
    Thomas P Giordano
    Health Services Research Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX and Houston Department of Health and Human Services, Houston, TX
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 64:S7-13. 2013
    ..Health departments often have little knowledge of HIV testing and linkage activities outside of those they directly fund. Many health departments also have limited access to outside academic expertise...
  28. pmc Level of α-fetoprotein predicts mortality among patients with hepatitis C-related hepatocellular carcinoma
    Gia L Tyson
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 9:989-94. 2011
    ..We investigated whether higher levels of AFP at the time of diagnosis are associated with increased mortality of patients with HCV-related HCC...
  29. doi request reprint Consequences of aggressive behavior in patients with dementia
    Mark E Kunik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 22:40-7. 2010
    ..Of 215 patients, 88 became aggressive, associated with significantly increased use of psychotropic medication (p< or =0.04), injuries (p< or =0.0001), and nursing-home placement (p< or =0.004)...
  30. doi request reprint Effectiveness of AFP and ultrasound tests on hepatocellular carcinoma mortality in HCV-infected patients in the USA
    Hashem B El-Serag
    The Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gut 60:992-7. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of HCC surveillance in a national Veterans Administration (VA) practice setting, using the national VA hepatitis C virus (HCV) Clinical Case Registry...
  31. doi request reprint Outcomes of laparoscopic vs open repair of primary ventral hernias
    Mike K Liang
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
    JAMA Surg 148:1043-8. 2013
    ..We hypothesize that LVHR of PVHs is associated with fewer surgical site infections (SSIs) but more hernia recurrences and more clinical cases of bulging (bulging not associated with recurrence or seroma)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a risk-stratification score for surgical site occurrence and surgical site infection after open ventral hernia repair
    Rachel L Berger
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX
    J Am Coll Surg 217:974-82. 2013
    ..We aimed to develop a risk-assessment tool for SSO and SSI and compare its performance against existing risk-assessment tools in patients with open ventral hernia repair...
  33. pmc Determinants of serum alpha-fetoprotein levels in hepatitis C-infected patients
    Peter Richardson
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston, Texas, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 10:428-33. 2012
    ..This information might improve AFP-based algorithms for HCC detection...
  34. doi request reprint Quality of relationships as a predictor of psychosocial functioning in patients with dementia
    Valdesha Ball
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 23:109-14. 2010
    ..Improvement in mutuality over 4-month periods was associated with increased social stimulation, decreased caregiver burden, and decreased aggression over time...
  35. ncbi request reprint VHA pharmacy use in veterans with Medicare drug coverage
    Robert O Morgan
    Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Manag Care 15:e1-8. 2009
    ..To determine how Medicare benefits affect veterans' use of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) pharmacy services...
  36. ncbi request reprint Geographic variation within the United States in the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma
    Jessica A Davila
    Health Services Research, The Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd 152, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:487-93. 2003
    ..Significant geographic variation in HCC incidence exist in the United States. These variations are only partly explained by differences in age, gender, race, and year of diagnosis...
  37. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Surgical Site Infection at the Stoma Site following Four Skin Closure Techniques: A Retrospective Cohort Study
    Linda T Li
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex, USA
    Dig Surg 31:73-8. 2014
    ..04-1.12, p < 0.01). CC was associated with the lowest odds of developing SSI [0.07 (0.01-0.63), p = 0.02]. Conclusions: SSI rate was the lowest for stomas that were closed with CC. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel. ..
  38. doi request reprint Serodiscordance and disclosure among HIV-positive pregnant women in the Southwestern United States
    Lori A Nacius
    Physician Assistant Program, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 27:242-7. 2013
    ..Suboptimal disclosure rates were observed, especially among women who have a partner with an unknown HIV status. Further research is needed to evaluate the prevalence of serodiscordance and disclosure in other United States populations...
  39. pmc Documentation of antipsychotic use and indications for newly diagnosed, nonaggressive dementia patients
    Nikhil Dhawan
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research, Houston, TX, USA
    Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 10:97-102. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of antipsychotic use among nonaggressive patients with newly diagnosed dementia and to examine indications for antipsychotic use...
  40. ncbi request reprint Postoperative 30-day mortality following surgical resection for colorectal cancer in veterans: changes in the right direction
    Jessica A Davila
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston VAMC, and Baylor College of Medicine, Texas 77030, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 50:1722-8. 2005
    ..An improvement in 30-day postoperative mortality following surgical resection for CRC was observed. Declining preoperative and postoperative disorders, as well as improvements in surgical care, could partly explain these findings...
  41. ncbi request reprint Risk factors of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma in the United States: a case-control study
    Yasser H Shaib
    Section of Health Services Research, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Gastroenterology 128:620-6. 2005
    ..In this case-control study, we used the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare database to evaluate the prevalence of known risk factors for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and explore other potential risk factors...
  42. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in survival of hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States: a population-based study
    Jessica A Davila
    Section of Health Services Research, The Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 4:104-10; quiz 4-5. 2006
    ..Racial variation in survival of patients with HCC could be associated with observed differences in survival; however this has not been previously examined...
  43. pmc Treatment outcomes in undocumented Hispanic immigrants with HIV infection
    Kenneth K Poon
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    PLoS ONE 8:e60022. 2013
    ..Little is known about the treatment outcomes of undocumented Hispanic immigrants with HIV infection. We sought to compare the treatment outcomes of undocumented and documented patients 12-months after entering HIV care...
  44. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of colorectal cancer in the United States: no change in survival (1986-1997)
    Linda Rabeneck
    Department of Veterans Affairs VA Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:471-7. 2003
    ..The past decade has witnessed important advances in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and treatment. To assess the potential impact of these advances on CRC survival and incidence, we evaluated recent temporal trends in the United States...
  45. doi request reprint Increasing use of rapid HIV testing in labor and delivery among women with no prenatal care: a local initiative
    Judy Levison
    Departments of Obstetrics Gynecology and Family Community Medicine, Northwest Health Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 W 34th St, Houston, TX 77018, USA
    Matern Child Health J 15:822-6. 2011
    ..5%. At 1 year, almost 100% of women with no prenatal care at both hospitals received rapid testing. Educating staff and clinicians and implementing system-wide changes may facilitate behavior change regarding prenatal HIV testing...
  46. 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...
  47. doi request reprint Differentiation of ileostomy from colostomy procedures: assessing the accuracy of current procedural terminology codes and the utility of natural language processing
    Elaine Vo
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Surgery 154:411-7. 2013
    ..In this study, we evaluated the role of CPT codes and NLP in differentiating ileostomy from colostomy procedures...
  48. pmc From access to engagement: measuring retention in outpatient HIV clinical care
    Michael J Mugavero
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 2050, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 24:607-13. 2010
    ....
  49. doi request reprint Using nonrapid HIV technology for routine, opt-out HIV screening in a high-volume urban emergency department
    Shkelzen Hoxhaj
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 58:S79-84. 2011
    ..We implement an opt-out routine screening program in a high-volume, urban emergency department (ED), using conventional (nonrapid) technology as an alternative to rapid HIV tests...
  50. ncbi request reprint Documentation, assessment, and treatment of aggression in patients with newly diagnosed dementia
    Mark E Kunik
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, TX 77030, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 21:115-21. 2007
    ....
  51. pmc Risk factors for intrahepatic and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma in the United States: a population-based case-control study
    Tania M Welzel
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 5:1221-8. 2007
    ..Because the etiology of both tumors is poorly understood, a population-based case-control study was conducted to examine the association of ECC and ICC with preexisting medical conditions...
  52. ncbi request reprint Rising incidence of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma in the United States: a true increase?
    Yasser H Shaib
    The National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Hepatol 40:472-7. 2004
    ..The incidence of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) has been reported to be increasing in the USA. The aim of this study is to examine whether this is a true increase or a reflection of improved detection or reclassification...
  53. ncbi request reprint Surgical volume and long-term survival following surgery for colorectal cancer in the Veterans Affairs Health-Care System
    Linda Rabeneck
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:668-75. 2004
    ....