V N Pavlik
Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
- Does reducing physician uncertainty improve hypertension control?: rationale and methodsValory N Pavlik
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77098, USA
Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2:257-63. 2009..This trial will provide data on the extent to which available technologies not widely used in primary care will change physician prescribing behavior and patient adherence to prescribed treatment...
- Influence of premorbid IQ and education on progression of Alzheimer's diseaseV N Pavlik
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77098 3926, USA
Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 22:367-77. 2006..Years of education and measures of general intellectual function (IQ) are highly correlated. It is important to determine whether there is a relationship between education and AD outcomes that is independent of IQ...
- Association of a culturally defined syndrome (nervios) with chest pain and DSM-IV affective disorders in Hispanic patients referred for cardiac stress testingValory N Pavlik
Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Houston, Texas 77098 3926, USA
Ethn Dis 14:505-14. 2004....
- Cardiovascular risk factors and cognitive function in adults 30-59 years of age (NHANES III)Valory N Pavlik
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77098, USA
Neuroepidemiology 24:42-50. 2005..101). We conclude that HTN in combination with DM is associated with detectable cognitive decrements in persons under age 60...
- How well are we managing and monitoring high blood pressure?Valory N Pavlik
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 12:299-304. 2003....
- Relation between cognitive function and mortality in middle-aged adults: the atherosclerosis risk in communities studyValory N Pavlik
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77005, USA
Am J Epidemiol 157:327-34. 2003..97; hazard ratio 7-point DSST score increment = 0.86, 95% confidence interval: 0.80, 0.93). Cognitive function measured in middle age appears to have prognostic importance for life expectancy similar to that reported in elderly adults...
- NIDDM incidence in a tri-ethnic population of diagnosed hypertensivesV N Pavlik
Department of Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Ethn Dis 6:213-23. 1996..The purpose of this study was to determine if ethnicity (African-American, Hispanic and non-Hispanic white) was related to NIDDM incidence over a maximum follow-up period of 10 years...
- Response rates to random digit dialing for recruiting participants to an onsite health studyV N Pavlik
Department of Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX 77030, USA
Public Health Rep 111:444-50. 1996....
- Dyslipidaemia in African Americans, Hispanics and whites with type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertensionM D Sharma
Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Diabetes Obes Metab 3:41-5. 2001..To study the pattern of dyslipidaemia in African American, Hispanic, and White patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and/or hypertension...
- Ethnic differences in nocturnal blood pressure decline in treated hypertensivesD J Hyman
Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Am J Hypertens 13:884-91. 2000..Treated black and Hispanic hypertensives are less likely to "dip" than non-Hispanic whites. No particular drug was positively associated with dipping...
- Self-reported hypertension treatment practices among primary care physicians: blood pressure thresholds, drug choices, and the role of guidelines and evidence-based medicineD J Hyman
Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030
Arch Intern Med 160:2281-6. 2000..Awareness of and agreement with national hypertension management guidelines, and grounding in evidence-based medicine principles, may be important determinants of practice...
- Quantifying the problem of abuse and neglect in adults--analysis of a statewide databaseV N Pavlik
Baylor College of Medicine, TX, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 49:45-8. 2001..Achieving a clearer understanding of this ever-increasing public health problem can aid in the development of better interventions and prevention strategies...
- Poor hypertension control: let's stop blaming the patientsDavid J Hyman
Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex, USA
Cleve Clin J Med 69:793-9. 2002..Hypertension control is unlikely to improve unless physicians become more aggressive in treating mildly elevated systolic blood pressure...
- Conceptual challenges and practical approaches to screening capacity for self-care and protection in vulnerable older adultsAanand D Naik
Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 56:S266-70. 2008..Social services professionals can then use a valid and feasible screening tool during field assessments to screen for potential impairments in the capacity for SC&P in vulnerable older adults...
- The making of a self-neglect severity scaleCarmel Bitondo Dyer
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical School Houston, Harris County Hospital District, USA
J Elder Abuse Negl 18:13-23. 2006..The lack of a gold standard to measure self-neglect has hampered efforts to study this phenomenon...
- Simultaneous vs sequential counseling for multiple behavior changeDavid J Hyman
Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77098, USA
Arch Intern Med 167:1152-8. 2007..Research has provided little information on the most effective ways to approach multiple behavior change counseling in clinical settings...
- Management of type 2 diabetes in the primary care setting: a practice-based research network studyStephen J Spann
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77098 3926, USA
Ann Fam Med 4:23-31. 2006..We wanted to describe how primary care clinicians care for patients with type 2 diabetes...
- Uncontrolled hypertension as a risk for coronary artery disease: patient characteristics and the role of physician interventionDavid J Hyman
Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Ben Taub Hospital, 1504 Taub Loop, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Curr Atheroscler Rep 5:131-8. 2003..Physician inaction toward elevated systolic blood pressure may be due to a reluctance to prescribe multiple drugs and/or lack of belief in the benefits of aggressive treatment to lower systolic blood pressure below 140 mm Hg...
- Characteristics of patients with uncontrolled hypertension in the United StatesD J Hyman
Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
N Engl J Med 345:479-86. 2001..Treatment of hypertension is one of the most common clinical responsibilities of U.S. physicians, yet only one fourth of patients with hypertension have their blood pressure adequately controlled...
- Factors related to medical school application and acceptance in minority summer enrichment program studentsV N Pavlik
Department of Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Medical Center, Houston 77030
J Natl Med Assoc 83:628-32. 1991..The findings also have implications for the type of counseling provided to female participants in summer enrichment programs...
- Is functional decline necessary for a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease?Kyung Won Park
Department of Neurology, Alzheimer s Disease and Memory Disorders Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 24:375-9. 2007..The purpose of this study is to examine baseline differences and annualized cognitive and functional change scores in mild Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients with and without impaired activities of daily living (ADL)...
- Survival among patients with dementia from a large multi-ethnic populationStephen C Waring
Division of Epidemiology, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 19:178-83. 2005..Our findings are consistent with previous studies and provide compelling evidence that survival from onset or diagnosis of dementia depends more on age than any other factor...
- Association of spirituality and sobriety during a behavioral spirituality intervention for Twelve Step (TS) recoveryAnthony E Brown
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77098, USA
Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 33:611-7. 2007..These findings encourage a controlled trial to determine if this work has efficacy for practitioners in substance abuse treatment...
- Trials of decision aids for prostate cancer screening: a systematic reviewRobert J Volk
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 3701 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77098, USA
Am J Prev Med 33:428-434. 2007..Patient decision aids are used to promote informed decision making. This review examines the methods and findings of studies that have evaluated the impact of prostate cancer screening decision aids on patient outcomes...
- How geriatricians identify elder abuse and neglectRegina Harrell
Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
Am J Med Sci 323:34-8. 2002..The purpose of this study was to learn how practicing geriatricians define, diagnose, and address abuse and neglect to provide some guidance to the busy general internist regarding this complex issue...
- Ambulatory internal medicine education: use of an urgent care centerDiane B Wayne
Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
South Med J 96:876-9. 2003..Whether existing teaching locations can provide residents with appropriate training in educationally targeted specialty (ETS) conditions (otolaryngology, urology, dermatology, ophthalmology, and orthopedics), is unknown...
- Recruitment for a clinical trial of drug treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasiaJohn W Kusek
Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20817, USA
Urology 59:63-7. 2002..To evaluate the effectiveness of various recruitment strategies for a 6-year multicenter clinical trial of medical therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia, the Medical Therapy of Prostatic Symptoms Trial...