Stephan Fihn

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of sustained audit/feedback on self-reported health status of primary care patients
    Stephan D Fihn
    Northwest VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Am J Med 116:241-8. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Comparison of control and stability of oral anticoagulant therapy using acenocoumarol versus phenprocoumon
    Stephan D Fihn
    Northwest Health Services Research Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System and Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Thromb Haemost 90:260-6. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinical practice. Acute uncomplicated urinary tract infection in women
    Stephan D Fihn
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, and the University of Washington, Seattle 98108, USA
    N Engl J Med 349:259-66. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Alcohol screening results in elderly male veterans: association with health status and mortality
    Isabelle Peytremann Bridevaux
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1510-7. 2004
  5. doi request reprint Urinary incontinence and urinary tract infection: temporal relationships in postmenopausal women
    Elya E Moore
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:317-23. 2008
  6. pmc The performance of administrative and self-reported measures for risk adjustment of Veterans Affairs expenditures
    Matthew L Maciejewski
    Health Services Research and Development Northwest Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:887-904. 2005
  7. pmc Declining mortality following acute myocardial infarction in the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System
    Stephan D Fihn
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 9:44. 2009
  8. pmc Adherence to heart-healthy behaviors in a sample of the U.S. population
    Rosalie R Miller
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A18. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Underuse of cardioprotective medications in patients prior to acute myocardial infarction
    Rosalie R Miller
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System 152, 1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Am J Cardiol 92:209-11. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Suboptimal pharmacotherapeutic management of chronic stable angina in the primary care setting
    Francine C Wiest
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Am J Med 117:234-41. 2004

Research Grants

  1. VAGINAL SPERMICIDES AND URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS
    Stephan Fihn; Fiscal Year: 1993
  2. RISK FACTORS FOR UTI IN POST MENOPAUSAL WOMEN
    Stephan Fihn; Fiscal Year: 2001

Detail Information

Publications65

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of sustained audit/feedback on self-reported health status of primary care patients
    Stephan D Fihn
    Northwest VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Am J Med 116:241-8. 2004
    ..Because limited audit/feedback of health status information has yielded mixed results, we evaluated the effects of a sustained program of audit/feedback on patient health and satisfaction...
  2. ncbi request reprint Comparison of control and stability of oral anticoagulant therapy using acenocoumarol versus phenprocoumon
    Stephan D Fihn
    Northwest Health Services Research Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System and Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Thromb Haemost 90:260-6. 2003
    ..The differences observed among clinics suggest that certain clinics employ policies and practices resulting in better control of anticoagulation...
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinical practice. Acute uncomplicated urinary tract infection in women
    Stephan D Fihn
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, and the University of Washington, Seattle 98108, USA
    N Engl J Med 349:259-66. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Alcohol screening results in elderly male veterans: association with health status and mortality
    Isabelle Peytremann Bridevaux
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1510-7. 2004
    ..To evaluate the association between alcohol screening results and health status or mortality in elderly patients...
  5. doi request reprint Urinary incontinence and urinary tract infection: temporal relationships in postmenopausal women
    Elya E Moore
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:317-23. 2008
    ..To estimate the temporal relationship between self-reported urine loss and incident, symptomatic, microbiologically confirmed urinary tract infection (UTI)...
  6. pmc The performance of administrative and self-reported measures for risk adjustment of Veterans Affairs expenditures
    Matthew L Maciejewski
    Health Services Research and Development Northwest Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:887-904. 2005
    ..To evaluate the performance of different prospective risk adjustment models of outpatient, inpatient, and total expenditures of veterans who regularly use Veterans Affairs (VA) primary care...
  7. pmc Declining mortality following acute myocardial infarction in the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System
    Stephan D Fihn
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 9:44. 2009
    ..Mortality from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is declining worldwide. We sought to determine if mortality in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has also been declining...
  8. pmc Adherence to heart-healthy behaviors in a sample of the U.S. population
    Rosalie R Miller
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A18. 2005
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Underuse of cardioprotective medications in patients prior to acute myocardial infarction
    Rosalie R Miller
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System 152, 1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Am J Cardiol 92:209-11. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Suboptimal pharmacotherapeutic management of chronic stable angina in the primary care setting
    Francine C Wiest
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Am J Med 117:234-41. 2004
    ..To assess the adequacy of symptomatic treatment for chronic stable angina among primary care patients who receive care from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Association between inhaled beta-agonists and the risk of unstable angina and myocardial infarction
    David H Au
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98108, USA
    Chest 121:846-51. 2002
    ..We further examined the association between acute coronary syndromes and inhaled beta-agonist therapy...
  12. pmc Functional status and patient satisfaction: a comparison of ischemic heart disease, obstructive lung disease, and diabetes mellitus
    Vincent S Fan
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108 1597, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:452-9. 2005
    ..To determine the extent to which chronic illness and disease severity affect patient satisfaction with their primary care provider in general internal medicine clinics...
  13. ncbi request reprint Intraindividual change in SF-36 in ambulatory clinic primary care patients predicted mortality and hospitalizations
    Vincent S Fan
    Health Services Research and Development 152, Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1600 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108 1597, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:277-83. 2004
    ..We sought to determine whether change in SF-36 scores over time is associated with the risk of adverse outcomes...
  14. ncbi request reprint Using alcohol screening results and treatment history to assess the severity of at-risk drinking in Veterans Affairs primary care patients
    Katharine A Bradley
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Primary and Specialty Medical Care Service, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 28:448-55. 2004
    ..We evaluated whether scores on brief alcohol screening questionnaires and patient reports of prior alcohol treatment reflect the severity of recent problems due to drinking...
  15. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk factor control among veterans with diabetes: the ambulatory care quality improvement project
    Nicholas L Smith
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:B33-8. 2004
    ..To describe the extent to which hyperglycemia, hypertension, and dyslipidemia are currently detected, treated, and controlled in U.S. veterans with diabetes with and without ischemic heart disease (IHD)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Diabetes quality improvement in Department of Veterans Affairs Ambulatory Care Clinics: a group-randomized clinical trial
    Gayle E Reiber
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:B61-8. 2004
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women
    Kent K Hu
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:989-93. 2004
    ..Although extensively studied in younger women and older, debilitated women, the risk factors for UTI among healthy community-dwelling postmenopausal women have not been well described...
  18. ncbi request reprint Risk of urinary tract infection and asymptomatic bacteriuria among diabetic and nondiabetic postmenopausal women
    Edward J Boyko
    Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System S 152E, 1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 161:557-64. 2005
    ..No clear linear trend between hemoglobin A1c and UTI or AB risk was seen. Postmenopausal women with diabetes have higher risks of UTI and AB in relation to diabetes duration and severity but not to recent glucose control...
  19. ncbi request reprint Beta-blockers as single-agent therapy for hypertension and the risk of mortality among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    David H Au
    Health Services Research and Development Northwest Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Am J Med 117:925-31. 2004
    ..To assess the association between the type of antihypertensive medication and all-cause mortality among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Predictors of urinary tract infection after menopause: a prospective study
    Sara L Jackson
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Program, VA Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Am J Med 117:903-11. 2004
    ..To describe the incidence of and risk factors for acute cystitis among nondiabetic and diabetic postmenopausal women...
  21. ncbi request reprint Urinary incontinence and diabetes in postmenopausal women
    Sara L Jackson
    Northwest Health Services Reserach and Development Program, VA Puget Sound, 1825 N 52nd St, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:1730-8. 2005
    ..This study evaluates diabetes characteristics and other risk factors for urinary incontinence among community-dwelling postmenopausal women...
  22. ncbi request reprint Association between chronic heart failure and inhaled beta-2-adrenoceptor agonists
    David H Au
    Health Services Research and Development, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Wash 98108, USA
    Am Heart J 148:915-20. 2004
    ..Recent reports suggest an association between beta-agonists and the risk of incident chronic heart failure (CHF). We sought to examine the association between inhaled beta-agonists and risk of incident and nonincident heart failure...
  23. ncbi request reprint Accounting for deaths in longitudinal studies using the SF-36: the performance of the Physical Component Scale of the Short Form 36-item health survey and the PCTD
    Paula Diehr
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7232, USA
    Med Care 41:1065-73. 2003
    ..Data missing for other reasons than death have not been considered...
  24. ncbi request reprint Differences in health care utilization at the end of life among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and patients with lung cancer
    David H Au
    Health Services Research and Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Wash, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:326-31. 2006
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Treatment delay associated with alternative medicine use among veterans with head and neck cancer
    Greg E Davis
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Head Neck 28:926-31. 2006
    ..Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing in the United States. This study investigates whether the use of alternative medicine is associated with a delay of treatment in head and neck cancer...
  26. ncbi request reprint Validation of case-mix measures derived from self-reports of diagnoses and health
    Vincent S Fan
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108 1597, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:371-80. 2002
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Women veterans and outcomes after acute myocardial infarction
    Stephanie Wheeler
    VA Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, S 111 GIMC, 1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:613-8. 2009
    ..The objective of this study is to describe clinical characteristics, treatment, and survival in women veterans compared with men after admission to VA hospitals for AMI...
  28. pmc Alcohol-related discussions during general medicine appointments of male VA patients who screen positive for at-risk drinking
    Katharine A Bradley
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:315-26. 2002
    ..This study describes primary care discussions with patients who screened positive for at-risk drinking. In addition, discussions about alcohol use from 2 clinic firms, one with a provider-prompting intervention, are compared...
  29. pmc Cause of death in Washington state veterans hospitalized with acute coronary syndromes in the veterans health administration
    Charles Maynard
    Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    Popul Health Metr 6:3. 2008
    ..abstract:..
  30. ncbi request reprint Using quality of life to predict hospitalization and mortality in patients with obstructive lung diseases
    Vincent S Fan
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108 1597, USA
    Chest 122:429-36. 2002
    ..Condition-specific measures of quality of life (QOL) for patients with COPD have been demonstrated to be highly reliable and valid, but they have not conclusively been shown to predict hospitalization or death...
  31. ncbi request reprint Diabetes and the risk of acute urinary tract infection among postmenopausal women
    Edward J Boyko
    Epidemiologic Research and Information Center ERIC, VA Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Diabetes Care 25:1778-83. 2002
    ..To examine whether the presence of diabetes alters the risk of acute urinary tract infection (UTI) in postmenopausal women...
  32. ncbi request reprint A refill adherence algorithm for multiple short intervals to estimate refill compliance (ReComp)
    Chris L Bryson
    Health Services Research and Development Northwest Center of Excellence, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Med Care 45:497-504. 2007
    ..There are many measures of refill adherence available, but few have been designed or validated for use with repeated measures designs and short observation periods...
  33. ncbi request reprint Predictors of urinary incontinence in a prospective cohort of postmenopausal women
    Sara L Jackson
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Program, Veterans Administration Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 108:855-62. 2006
    ..To prospectively assess risk factors associated with occurrence of urinary incontinence among postmenopausal women...
  34. pmc The use of percutaneous coronary intervention in black and white veterans with acute myocardial infarction
    Charles Maynard
    Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Health Services Research and Development, Seattle, Washington, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:107. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine if black veterans with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are less likely to receive PCI than their white counterparts...
  35. ncbi request reprint Risk of mortality and heart failure exacerbations associated with inhaled beta-adrenoceptor agonists among patients with known left ventricular systolic dysfunction
    David H Au
    Health Services Research and Development, Northwest Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Chest 123:1964-9. 2003
    ..We sought to determine if use of selective beta(2)-agonists was associated with hospitalization for heart failure and all-cause mortality...
  36. ncbi request reprint The prevalence and outcomes of in-hospital acute myocardial infarction in the Department of Veterans Affairs Health System
    Charles Maynard
    Health Services Research and Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1410-6. 2006
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of vaginal flora alterations in postmenopausal women
    Wendy L Pabich
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Infect Dis 188:1054-8. 2003
    ..coli. Thus, postmenopausal women have a relative depletion of vaginal lactobacilli and an increase in vaginal E. coli compared with premenopausal women...
  38. ncbi request reprint Inhaled corticosteroids in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and risk of death and hospitalization: time-dependent analysis
    Vincent S Fan
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98108
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 168:1488-94. 2003
    ..64-1.13) or COPD exacerbations (HR, 1.13; 95% CI, 0.94-1.36). In a time-dependent study of outpatients with COPD, adherence to inhaled corticosteroid use was not associated with a decreased risk of mortality or exacerbations...
  39. ncbi request reprint Update in general internal medicine
    Christopher L Knight
    University of Washington Medical Center and Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98105, USA
    Ann Intern Med 145:52-61. 2006
  40. pmc Continuity of care and other determinants of patient satisfaction with primary care
    Vincent S Fan
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108 1597, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:226-33. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the extent to which continuity of care and other factors are related to patient satisfaction...
  41. pmc Effectiveness of collaborative care depression treatment in Veterans' Affairs primary care
    Susan C Hedrick
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Wash 98108, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:9-16. 2003
    ..In CL care, study clinicians informed the primary care provider of the diagnosis and facilitated referrals to psychiatry residents practicing in the primary care clinic...
  42. ncbi request reprint Alcohol-related advice for Veterans Affairs primary care patients: Who gets it? Who gives it?
    Marcia L Burman
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108 1597, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 65:621-30. 2004
    ..This study evaluated primary care patient and provider characteristics associated with receipt of alcohol-related advice and whether patients were advised to drink less or to abstain...
  43. ncbi request reprint Provider response to computer-based care suggestions for chronic heart failure
    Brian Keeffe
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Med Care 43:461-5. 2005
    ..We sought to assess the responses of providers to recommendations generated by a computer-management system for chronic heart failure (CHF)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Anginal symptoms consistently predict total mortality among outpatients with coronary artery disease
    Dariush Mozaffarian
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash, USA
    Am Heart J 146:1015-22. 2003
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Depression diagnosis and antidepressant treatment among depressed VA primary care patients
    Chuan Fen Liu
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 33:331-41. 2006
    ..Depression treatment performance measures dependent on diagnoses and antidepressant prescriptions from administrative databases exclude undiagnosed patients with significant, treatable, symptomatology...
  46. pmc Sexual intercourse and risk of symptomatic urinary tract infection in post-menopausal women
    Elya E Moore
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:595-9. 2008
    ..Sexual intercourse increases the risk of symptomatic urinary tract infections (UTI) in young women, but its role among post-menopausal women is unclear...
  47. ncbi request reprint Questions and answers. I am a 65-year-old woman who gets frequent urinary tract infections. What can I do to prevent recurrences?
    Stephan D Fihn
    University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Health News 9:12. 2003
  48. pmc The future of general internal medicine. Report and recommendations from the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Task Force on the Domain of General Internal Medicine
    Eric B Larson
    Group Health Center for Health Studies, Seattle, Washington 98101 1448, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:69-77. 2004
    ..We believe these changes constitute a paradigm shift that can benefit patients and the public and reenergize general internal medicine...
  49. pmc Severe mental illness and mortality of hospitalized ACS patients in the VHA
    Mary E Plomondon
    Cardiology Section, Denver VA Medical Center, Denver CO, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:146. 2007
    ..We tested the hypothesis that SMI is associated with higher one-year mortality following ACS hospitalization...
  50. ncbi request reprint Health status predicts long-term outcome in outpatients with coronary disease
    John A Spertus
    Mid America Heart Institute and University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
    Circulation 106:43-9. 2002
    ..Demonstrating that they independently predict mortality and hospitalizations among outpatients with coronary disease could emphasize their clinical value...
  51. doi request reprint Incidence of death and acute myocardial infarction associated with stopping clopidogrel after acute coronary syndrome
    P Michael Ho
    Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, Colorado 80220, USA
    JAMA 299:532-9. 2008
    ..It is unknown whether patients are at increased short-term risk for adverse events following clopidogrel cessation...
  52. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic quality control of oral anticoagulant therapy comparing the short-acting acenocoumarol and the long-acting phenprocoumon
    Alain P A Gadisseur
    Department of Haematology, C2 R, Leiden University Medical Center LUMC, Albinusdreef 2, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    Br J Haematol 117:940-6. 2002
    ..As there is no difference in major bleeding complications and only a small difference in minor bleeding complications, phenprocoumon is preferable to acenocoumarol for prolonged OAT...
  53. ncbi request reprint Does this woman have an acute uncomplicated urinary tract infection?
    Stephen Bent
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco VAMC, 94121, USA
    JAMA 287:2701-10. 2002
    ..Although the clinical encounter typically involves taking a history and performing a physical examination, the diagnostic accuracy of the clinical assessment for UTI remains uncertain...
  54. ncbi request reprint Primary care management of chronic stable angina and asymptomatic suspected or known coronary artery disease: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians
    Vincenza Snow
    American College of Physicians and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:562-7. 2004
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Complementary and alternative medicine use among Veterans Affairs outpatients
    Mark A Micek
    J Altern Complement Med 13:190-3. 2007
  56. ncbi request reprint ACC/AHA 2002 guideline update for the management of patients with chronic stable angina--summary article: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on practice guidelines (Committee on the Management of Patients
    Raymond J Gibbons
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:159-68. 2003
  57. ncbi request reprint Association of body weight with condition-specific quality of life in male veterans
    David E Arterburn
    Health Services Research and Development, Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220, USA
    Am J Med 117:738-46. 2004
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of primary care patients with chronic stable angina: guidelines from the American College of Physicians
    Vincenza Snow
    American College of Physicians and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:57-64. 2004
    ..A future guideline will cover pharmacologic therapy and follow-up...
  59. pmc Predicting mortality and healthcare utilization with a single question
    Karen B DeSalvo
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1234-46. 2005
    ..We compared single- and multi-item measures of general self-rated health (GSRH) to predict mortality and clinical events a large population of veteran patients...
  60. ncbi request reprint The impact of patient self-testing of prothrombin time for managing anticoagulation: rationale and design of VA Cooperative Study #481--the Home INR Study (THINRS)
    David B Matchar
    Health Services Research Field Program, Duke University Medical Center, Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, VA Medical Center, 2200 W Main St, Suite 220, Durham, NC, 27705, USA
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 19:163-72. 2005
    ..PST in THINRS involves use of an INR monitoring device that is FDA approved for home use...
  61. ncbi request reprint A controlled trial of including symptom data in computer-based care suggestions for managing patients with chronic heart failure
    Usha Subramanian
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Am J Med 116:375-84. 2004
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Benefits of an "angina clinic" for patients with coronary artery disease: a demonstration of health status measures as markers of health care quality
    John A Spertus
    Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Mid America Heart Institute, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
    Am Heart J 143:145-50. 2002
    ..Our purpose was to determine the efficacy of health status measurement in quantifying improvements in quality of care provided by an "angina clinic."..
  63. pmc Clinically important changes in health-related quality of life for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an expert consensus panel report
    Kathleen W Wyrwich
    Saint Louis University, Department of Research Methodology, School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63103, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:196-202. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to establish clinically important difference standards from the physician's perspective for use of 2 HRQoL measures among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  64. ncbi request reprint Inpatient and follow-up cardiology care and mortality for acute coronary syndrome patients in the Veterans Health Administration
    P Michael Ho
    Medical Service, Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Am Heart J 154:489-94. 2007
    ..The impact of inpatient and follow-up cardiology care on patient outcomes after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) hospital discharge is unknown...
  65. ncbi request reprint Clopidogrel and long-term outcomes after stent implantation for acute coronary syndrome
    P Michael Ho
    Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, CO 80220, USA
    Am Heart J 154:846-51. 2007
    ..Little is known about the association between clopidogrel use and long-term outcomes after stent implantation for acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in clinical practice...

Research Grants13

  1. VAGINAL SPERMICIDES AND URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS
    Stephan Fihn; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ....
  2. RISK FACTORS FOR UTI IN POST MENOPAUSAL WOMEN
    Stephan Fihn; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Diabetic patients will be followed with glycosylated hemoglobin at least annually. Patients will monitor their urine monthly at home with leukocyte esterase/nitrite dipsticks and make a clinic visit if they test positive. ..