J R Kramer

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. ncbi request reprint The validity of viral hepatitis and chronic liver disease diagnoses in Veterans Affairs administrative databases
    J R Kramer
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 27:274-82. 2008
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. pmc Dietary consumption of meat, fat, animal products and advanced glycation end-products and the risk of Barrett's oesophagus
    L Jiao
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 38:817-24. 2013
  6. pmc Lagtimes in diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer: determinants and association with cancer stage and survival
    J Wattacheril
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 28:1166-74. 2008
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. pmc Obesity increases oesophageal acid exposure
    Hashem B El-Serag
    Section of Health Services Research, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Gut 56:749-55. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Relationship of cosmetic procedures and drug use to hepatitis C and hepatitis B virus infections in a low-risk population
    Lu Yu Hwang
    Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Epidemiology and Disease Control, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Hepatology 44:341-51. 2006

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  1. 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...
  2. ncbi request reprint The validity of viral hepatitis and chronic liver disease diagnoses in Veterans Affairs administrative databases
    J R Kramer
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 27:274-82. 2008
    ..The validity of International Classification of Diseases-9 codes for liver disease has not been determined...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. pmc Dietary consumption of meat, fat, animal products and advanced glycation end-products and the risk of Barrett's oesophagus
    L Jiao
    Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 38:817-24. 2013
    ..Advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) are found in high quantity in high-fat foods and meat cooked at high temperature. AGEs have been shown to contribute to chronic inflammation and oxidative stress in humans...
  6. pmc Lagtimes in diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer: determinants and association with cancer stage and survival
    J Wattacheril
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 28:1166-74. 2008
    ..Lagtimes to diagnostic colonoscopy have been used as practice performance measures...
  7. 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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  8. 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...
  9. pmc Obesity increases oesophageal acid exposure
    Hashem B El-Serag
    Section of Health Services Research, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Gut 56:749-55. 2007
    ..Obesity has been associated with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD); however, the mechanism by which obesity may cause GERD is unclear...
  10. ncbi request reprint Relationship of cosmetic procedures and drug use to hepatitis C and hepatitis B virus infections in a low-risk population
    Lu Yu Hwang
    Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Epidemiology and Disease Control, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Hepatology 44:341-51. 2006
    ..However, proper infection control practices for cosmetic procedures should be followed, illegal drug use discouraged, and hepatitis B vaccination provided to adolescents and sexually active adults...
  11. 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint A 2-item screen for depression in rehabilitation inpatients
    Jeffrey A Cully
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs HSR and D Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:469-72. 2005
    ..To generate a brief screening measure to assist frontline rehabilitation health care workers to rapidly and validly screen patients for depressive symptoms...
  13. pmc Myelosuppression monitoring after immunomodulator initiation in veterans with inflammatory bowel disease: a national practice audit
    J K Hou
    Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 36:1049-56. 2012
    ..Immunomodulator medications (IMM) play a vital role in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD practice guidelines recommend myelosuppression monitoring after initiation of IMM...
  14. 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...
  15. pmc The prevalence of oesophageal eosinophilia and eosinophilic oesophagitis: a prospective study in unselected patients presenting to endoscopy
    R J Sealock
    Section of Gastroenterology, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 37:825-32. 2013
    ..The prevalence, determinants and clinical relevance of EE identified irrespective of symptoms are unclear...
  16. doi request reprint Hepatitis vaccination in patients with hepatitis C: practice and validation of codes at a large Veterans Administration Medical Centre
    C Y Hachem
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 28:1078-87. 2008
    ..Hepatitis vaccination is recommended in patients with chronic liver disease...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. pmc Poor sleep quality and obstructive sleep apnea in patients with GERD and Barrett's esophagus
    M F Vela
    Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Neurogastroenterol Motil 26:346-52. 2014
    ..Our aims were to compare the effect of GERD and BE on sleep quality, and assess the impact of OSA on this association...
  20. pmc Patients' intuitive judgments about surveillance endoscopy in Barrett's esophagus: a review and application to models of decision-making
    M Hinojosa-Lindsey
    Houston VA Health Services Research, Development Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA Section of Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Dis Esophagus 26:682-9. 2013
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Abdominal obesity and the risk of Barrett's esophagus
    Hashem B El-Serag
    The Section of Gastroenterology, Houston Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:2151-6. 2005
    ..The association between overweight/obesity and the risk of Barrett's esophagus (BE) is unclear. Further, the association between body fat distribution and the risk of BE is unknown...
  22. ncbi request reprint Evaluation for liver transplantation: adherence to AASLD referral guidelines in a large Veterans Affairs center
    Venodhar R Julapalli
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Liver Transpl 11:1370-8. 2005
    ..Deficiencies at the referral level may lead to disparities at further levels of access to liver transplantation...
  23. ncbi request reprint Does HIV infection independently increase the incidence of lung cancer?
    Thomas P Giordano
    Clin Infect Dis 40:490-1. 2005