Thomas Giordano

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Effect of a clinic-wide social marketing campaign to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection
    Thomas P Giordano
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:104-12. 2013
  2. pmc Disparities in outcomes for African American and Latino subjects in the Flexible Initial Retrovirus Suppressive Therapies (FIRST) trial
    Thomas P Giordano
    Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, and Thomas Street Health Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 24:287-95. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Predictors of retention in HIV care among a national cohort of US veterans
    Thomas P Giordano
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    HIV Clin Trials 10:299-305. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and lymphoproliferative precursor diseases in US veterans with hepatitis C virus
    Thomas P Giordano
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, and The Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    JAMA 297:2010-7. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Retention in care: a challenge to survival with HIV infection
    Thomas P Giordano
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:1493-9. 2007
  6. pmc Is there a race-based disparity in the survival of veterans with HIV?
    Thomas P Giordano
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:613-7. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint The population effectiveness of highly active antiretroviral therapy: are good drugs good enough?
    Thomas P Giordano
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard VA152, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 2:177-83. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Patients referred to an urban HIV clinic frequently fail to establish care: factors predicting failure
    Thomas P Giordano
    Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA
    AIDS Care 17:773-83. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Relating the size of molecularly defined clusters of tuberculosis to the duration of symptoms
    Thomas P Giordano
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:10-6. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma in HIV-infected veterans with and without the hepatitis C virus: a cohort study, 1992-2001
    Thomas P Giordano
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:2349-54. 2004

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. pmc Effect of a clinic-wide social marketing campaign to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection
    Thomas P Giordano
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:104-12. 2013
    ..Future interventions should engage patients more completely and have a more potent effect on adherence...
  2. pmc Disparities in outcomes for African American and Latino subjects in the Flexible Initial Retrovirus Suppressive Therapies (FIRST) trial
    Thomas P Giordano
    Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, and Thomas Street Health Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 24:287-95. 2010
    ..Efforts to promote access to HIV testing and care and to improve adherence have the potential to reduce racial/ethnic disparities in outcomes of patients with HIV infection...
  3. doi request reprint Predictors of retention in HIV care among a national cohort of US veterans
    Thomas P Giordano
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    HIV Clin Trials 10:299-305. 2009
    ..We determined the predictors of poor retention in HIV care among a group of US veterans and examined whether poor retention was confounded by other predictors of survival...
  4. ncbi request reprint Risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and lymphoproliferative precursor diseases in US veterans with hepatitis C virus
    Thomas P Giordano
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, and The Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    JAMA 297:2010-7. 2007
    ..Previous studies have been too small to adequately assess these risks...
  5. ncbi request reprint Retention in care: a challenge to survival with HIV infection
    Thomas P Giordano
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:1493-9. 2007
    ..Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection need lifelong medical care, but many do not remain in care. The effect of poor retention in care on survival is not known, and we sought to quantify that relationship...
  6. pmc Is there a race-based disparity in the survival of veterans with HIV?
    Thomas P Giordano
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:613-7. 2006
    ..Disparities in survival for black patients with HIV in the United States have been reported. The VA is an equal access health care system...
  7. ncbi request reprint The population effectiveness of highly active antiretroviral therapy: are good drugs good enough?
    Thomas P Giordano
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard VA152, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 2:177-83. 2005
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  8. ncbi request reprint Patients referred to an urban HIV clinic frequently fail to establish care: factors predicting failure
    Thomas P Giordano
    Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA
    AIDS Care 17:773-83. 2005
    ..Age > 35 years was protective. Half the indigent patients entering care in this single-site study fail to establish regular care. Substance use and younger age are predictors of failure to establish care...
  9. ncbi request reprint Relating the size of molecularly defined clusters of tuberculosis to the duration of symptoms
    Thomas P Giordano
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:10-6. 2004
    ..The size of molecularly defined clusters of tuberculosis was not related to the duration of symptoms of most patients who belonged to clusters...
  10. ncbi request reprint Cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma in HIV-infected veterans with and without the hepatitis C virus: a cohort study, 1992-2001
    Thomas P Giordano
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:2349-54. 2004
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  11. ncbi request reprint Do sex and race/ethnicity influence CD4 cell response in patients who achieve virologic suppression during antiretroviral therapy?
    Thomas P Giordano
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:433-7. 2003
    ..In both univariate and multivariate analyses, women had greater CD4 cell count increases, compared with men, as did patients receiving a regimen that did not include a protease inhibitor. Race/ethnicity was not a factor...
  12. ncbi request reprint The effect of HIV coinfection on the risk of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma in U.S. veterans with hepatitis C
    Jennifer R Kramer
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:56-63. 2005
    ..This study was conducted to determine whether HIV coinfection increases the risk of cirrhosis in HCV-infected patients in the HAART and pre-HAART eras. Further, the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma was also examined...
  13. pmc Utilization of health care resources by HIV-infected white, African-American, and Hispanic men in the era before highly active antiretroviral therapy
    Terri J Menke
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 95:853-61. 2003
    ..Undesirable resource utilization patterns by African-American and Hispanic populations need urgent attention...
  14. doi request reprint Human immunodeficiency virus-associated squamous cell cancer of the anus: epidemiology and outcomes in the highly active antiretroviral therapy era
    Elizabeth Y Chiao
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center 152, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:474-9. 2008
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  15. ncbi request reprint Incidence and risk factors for immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome during highly active antiretroviral therapy
    Samuel A Shelburne
    Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas 77030 4211, USA
    AIDS 19:399-406. 2005
    ..There is little systematic information regarding the immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effect of human immunodeficiency virus and antiretrovirals on outcomes of hepatitis C: a systematic review from an epidemiologic perspective
    Jennifer R Kramer
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 5:1321-1328.e7. 2007
    ..We systematically reviewed the literature examining the association of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and antiretroviral therapy (ART) with liver disease in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection...
  17. pmc Risk of hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancers after hepatitis C virus infection: A population-based study of U.S. veterans
    Hashem B El-Serag
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Hepatology 49:116-23. 2009
    ..Absence of an association with ECC was consistent in adjusted and unadjusted models. A significant association with pancreatic cancer was erased by alcohol use and other variables...
  18. pmc Conspiracy beliefs about HIV infection are common but not associated with delayed diagnosis or adherence to care
    April Clark
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 22:753-9. 2008
    ..However, these beliefs did not negatively impact access or adherence to HIV care. Efforts to improve adherence to HIV care may not need to focus on eliminating conspiracy beliefs...
  19. doi request reprint Clinical evidence of interaction between itraconazole and nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors in HIV-infected patients with disseminated histoplasmosis
    Roberto A Andrade
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77009, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 43:908-13. 2009
    ..Unfortunately, few clinical data exist confirming a presumed interaction between itraconazole and nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Predictors of delayed HIV diagnosis in a recently diagnosed cohort
    Jennifer K Mayben
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Houston, Texas, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 21:195-204. 2007
    ..Expanded routine testing for HIV infection is needed with attention directed to men and persons who may not recognize that they are at risk for contracting HIV infection...
  21. ncbi request reprint Screening HIV-infected individuals for anal cancer precursor lesions: a systematic review
    Elizabeth Y Chiao
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, TX, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 43:223-33. 2006
    ..This review identifies important areas for further study before routine anal Pap smear screening can be recommended...
  22. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C coinfection increases the risk of fulminant hepatic failure in patients with HIV in the HAART era
    Jennifer R Kramer
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center 152, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Hepatol 42:309-14. 2005
    ..It is uncertain if patients coinfected with hepatitis C and HIV are more likely to suffer fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) when compared to patients with HIV-only...
  23. ncbi request reprint Survival in hepatitis C and HIV co-infection: a cohort study of hospitalized veterans
    Hashem B El-Serag
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 3:175-83. 2005
    ..However, the long-term effect of hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection on the mortality of HIV-infected patients remains unclear...
  24. pmc Risk of immune thrombocytopenic purpura and autoimmune hemolytic anemia among 120 908 US veterans with hepatitis C virus infection
    Elizabeth Y Chiao
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002 Holcombe Road, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:357-63. 2009
    ..There is emerging evidence that hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection play a role in the etiology of immune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) and autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), both of which are severe autoimmune cytopenias...
  25. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy in patients newly entering care in an urban clinic
    Thomas P Giordano
    Sections of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77009, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 32:399-405. 2003
    ..Among patients new to care, women and those with poor appointment adherence were less likely to receive HAART. Efforts to improve clinic retention and further study of the barriers to HAART use in women are needed...
  26. pmc Time for oncologists to opt in for routine opt-out HIV testing?
    Elizabeth Y Chiao
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, and Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    JAMA 304:334-9. 2010
    ..In addition, evidence is discussed for the potential of opt-out HIV testing to improve clinical outcomes by facilitating appropriate HIV management during cancer treatment for individuals who are found to be HIV positive...
  27. pmc Statin therapy and serum transaminases among a cohort of HCV-infected veterans
    Louise M Henderson
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 55:190-5. 2010
    ..We sought to determine the effect of statin therapy on serum AST and ALT levels in a cohort of HCV-infected veterans with well-characterized liver disease...
  28. doi request reprint Acute bacterial pneumonia is associated with the occurrence of acute coronary syndromes
    Vicente F Corrales-Medina
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA vfmedina bcm edu
    Medicine (Baltimore) 88:154-9. 2009
    ..6; 95% CI, 24.5-92.5). The characteristics and strength of these associations suggest a causal role for the acute infection in this relationship...
  29. ncbi request reprint Measuring adherence to antiretroviral therapy in a diverse population using a visual analogue scale
    Thomas P Giordano
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    HIV Clin Trials 5:74-9. 2004
    ..To examine the performance of an instrument to assess adherence based on a visual analogue scale, compared to an instrument based on 3-day recall, using unannounced pill counts in the place of residence as the gold standard...
  30. ncbi request reprint Care for HIV infection in the US: can we do better?
    Thomas P Giordano
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Res Initiat Treat Action 12:5-7. 2007
  31. ncbi request reprint Oral step-down therapy is comparable to intravenous therapy for Staphylococcus aureus osteomyelitis
    Naval G Daver
    Infectious Disease Section, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Infect 54:539-44. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that regimens with an early switch to oral antibiotics are as effective as prolonged parenteral regimens for staphylococcal osteomyelitis...
  32. ncbi request reprint Neurocysticercosis in the HIV era: a case report and review of the literature
    Jose A Serpa
    Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:113-7. 2007
    ..NCC should be included in the differential diagnosis of neurologic infections in HIV patients in endemic populations. Consideration of the patient's immune status should alert the clinician to potential atypical presentations...
  33. doi request reprint Hyperglycemia in diabetics and non-diabetics: effect on the risk for and severity of pneumococcal pneumonia
    Adriana M Rueda
    Medical Service Infectious Disease Section, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Infect 60:99-105. 2010
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  34. ncbi request reprint End-stage liver disease in a state prison population
    Jacques Baillargeon
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:808-13. 2007
    ..Information on the epidemiology of end-stage liver disease (ESLD) in US correctional populations is limited. We examined the prevalence, mortality and clinical characteristics of ESLD in the nation's second largest state prison system...
  35. ncbi request reprint Does HIV infection independently increase the incidence of lung cancer?
    Thomas P Giordano
    Clin Infect Dis 40:490-1. 2005

Research Grants5

  1. HIV, Race and Survival in the Highly Active Therapy Era
    Thomas Giordano; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. Attitudes and Beliefs and the Steps of HIV Care
    Thomas Giordano; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These studies will allow us to identify modifiable factors for improving outcomes, and target the Step of HIV Care where interventions should be focused to maximize impact. ..
  3. Test of an intervention to improve retention in HIV care after hospitalization
    Thomas Giordano; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will test the efficacy of this patient mentor intervention in a 5-year randomized, controlled trial in more than 400 socio-economically and racially diverse HIV-infected patients hospitalized at Ben Taub General Hospital. ..
  4. Test of an intervention to improve retention in HIV care after hospitalization
    Thomas P Giordano; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will test the efficacy of this patient mentor intervention in a 5-year randomized, controlled trial in more than 400 socio-economically and racially diverse HIV-infected patients hospitalized at Ben Taub General Hospital. ..