Jean Freeman

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas Medical Branch
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint An approach to identifying incident breast cancer cases using Medicare claims data
    J L Freeman
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 53:605-14. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Measuring the performance of screening mammography in community practice with Medicare claims data
    Jean L Freeman
    Sealy Center on Aging, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 0860, USA
    Women Health 37:1-15. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Measuring breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer screening with medicare claims data
    Jean L Freeman
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Med Care 40:IV-36-42. 2002
  4. pmc Hospice use by Hispanic and non-Hispanic white cancer decedents
    Nuha A Lackan
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 77555 0460, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:969-83. 2004
  5. pmc Increasing access to medical oncology consultation in older patients with stage II-IIIA non-small-cell lung cancer
    Jue Wang
    Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Oncology Hematology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198 7680, USA
    Med Oncol 25:125-32. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Regular mammography use is associated with elimination of age-related disparities in size and stage of breast cancer at diagnosis
    Whitney M Randolph
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Ann Intern Med 137:783-90. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Pap smear use in a population of older Mexican-American women
    Whitney M Randolph
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 1153, USA
    Women Health 36:21-31. 2002
  8. pmc Continuity of care and intensive care unit use at the end of life
    Gulshan Sharma
    Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, Immunology, Critical Care, and Sleep, The University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Room JSA 5 112, Galveston, TX 77555 0561, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:81-6. 2009
  9. pmc Readmission after pancreatectomy for pancreatic cancer in Medicare patients
    Deepthi M Reddy
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 0542, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 13:1963-74; discussion 1974-5. 2009
  10. pmc Temporal trends and predictors of perioperative chemotherapy use in elderly patients with resected nonsmall cell lung cancer
    Jue Wang
    Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Oncology Hematology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 68198 7680, USA
    Cancer 112:382-90. 2008

Research Grants

  1. Late Effects of Radiation in Older Gynecologic Cancer Survivors
    Jean Freeman; Fiscal Year: 2009
  2. Health Services Research in Under-Served Populations
    Jean Freeman; Fiscal Year: 2006
  3. EVALUATING MAMMOGRAPHY CLAIMS DATA
    Jean Freeman; Fiscal Year: 2006
  4. EVALUATING MAMMOGRAPHY CLAIMS DATA
    Jean Freeman; Fiscal Year: 2005
  5. EVALUATING MAMMOGRAPHY CLAIMS DATA
    Jean Freeman; Fiscal Year: 2004
  6. EVALUATING MAMMOGRAPHY CLAIMS DATA
    Jean Freeman; Fiscal Year: 2001
  7. EVALUATING MAMMOGRAPHY CLAIMS DATA
    Jean Freeman; Fiscal Year: 2000
  8. EVALUATING MAMMOGRAPHY CLAIMS DATA
    Jean Freeman; Fiscal Year: 1999
  9. Late Effects of Radiation in Older Gynecologic Cancer Survivors
    Jean L Freeman; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications62

  1. ncbi request reprint An approach to identifying incident breast cancer cases using Medicare claims data
    J L Freeman
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 53:605-14. 2000
    ..g., high sensitivity for registry validation, high specificity for outcomes research). It also allows us to make specific adjustments to population based estimates of breast cancer incidence with claims...
  2. ncbi request reprint Measuring the performance of screening mammography in community practice with Medicare claims data
    Jean L Freeman
    Sealy Center on Aging, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 0860, USA
    Women Health 37:1-15. 2003
    ..Few studies have examined the outcomes of screening mammography in community practice, particularly the extent of false positive exams among older asymptomatic women...
  3. ncbi request reprint Measuring breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer screening with medicare claims data
    Jean L Freeman
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Med Care 40:IV-36-42. 2002
    ..Medicare claims may be a useful source of data when screening older populations, but they are limited in terms of completeness and the ability to distinguish screening tests from those provided for diagnosis or surveillance...
  4. pmc Hospice use by Hispanic and non-Hispanic white cancer decedents
    Nuha A Lackan
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 77555 0460, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:969-83. 2004
    ..To investigate rates of hospice use between Hispanic and non-Hispanic white Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with cancer using data from a large, population-based study...
  5. pmc Increasing access to medical oncology consultation in older patients with stage II-IIIA non-small-cell lung cancer
    Jue Wang
    Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Oncology Hematology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198 7680, USA
    Med Oncol 25:125-32. 2008
    ..Therefore it was managed by surgeons. However, with growing evidence of the benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy, such patients should also be evaluated by a medical oncologist...
  6. ncbi request reprint Regular mammography use is associated with elimination of age-related disparities in size and stage of breast cancer at diagnosis
    Whitney M Randolph
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Ann Intern Med 137:783-90. 2002
    ..There is little consensus about recommending mammography for women 75 years of age and older. These women have mammography less frequently and are more likely to receive a diagnosis of advanced breast cancer...
  7. ncbi request reprint Pap smear use in a population of older Mexican-American women
    Whitney M Randolph
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 1153, USA
    Women Health 36:21-31. 2002
    ..Hispanic women and older women (age > or = 50 years) in general have been identified as populations of women who often underutilize Papanicolaou (Pap) smears...
  8. pmc Continuity of care and intensive care unit use at the end of life
    Gulshan Sharma
    Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, Immunology, Critical Care, and Sleep, The University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Room JSA 5 112, Galveston, TX 77555 0561, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:81-6. 2009
    ..There is increasing concern about discontinuity of care across transitions (eg, from home to the hospital) and how it might affect appropriate medical management...
  9. pmc Readmission after pancreatectomy for pancreatic cancer in Medicare patients
    Deepthi M Reddy
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 0542, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 13:1963-74; discussion 1974-5. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to use a population-based dataset to evaluate the number of readmissions and reasons for readmission in Medicare patients undergoing pancreatectomy for pancreatic cancer...
  10. pmc Temporal trends and predictors of perioperative chemotherapy use in elderly patients with resected nonsmall cell lung cancer
    Jue Wang
    Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Oncology Hematology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 68198 7680, USA
    Cancer 112:382-90. 2008
    ..The authors assessed patterns of perioperative chemotherapy use in elderly patients with resected stage I, II, or IIIA nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) from 1992 to 2002...
  11. pmc Comanagement of hospitalized surgical patients by medicine physicians in the United States
    Gulshan Sharma
    Department of Internal Medicine, 301 University Blvd, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0561, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:363-8. 2010
    ..We examined the extent to which comanagement is used during hospitalizations for common surgical procedures in the United States...
  12. ncbi request reprint Predictors of healthcare utilization among older Mexican Americans
    Soham Al Snih
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:640-6. 2006
    ..To examine the effects of predisposing, enabling, and need factors on physician and hospital use among older Mexican Americans...
  13. ncbi request reprint Variation in false-positive rates of mammography reading among 1067 radiologists: a population-based assessment
    Alai Tan
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Office of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555 1148, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 100:309-18. 2006
    ..The accuracy of mammography reading varies among radiologists. We conducted a population-based assessment on radiologist variation in false- positive rates of screening mammography and its associated radiologist characteristics...
  14. pmc Socioeconomic status and survival in older patients with melanoma
    Carlos A Reyes-Ortiz
    Sealy Center on Aging, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1758-64. 2006
    ..To determine the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and survival in older patients with melanoma...
  15. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic cancer in the general population: Improvements in survival over the last decade
    Taylor S Riall
    Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0542, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 10:1212-23; discussion 1223-4. 2006
    ..It is unknown whether the improved survival seen at high-volume centers has been translated to all patients with pancreatic cancer...
  16. ncbi request reprint The relationship between depressive symptoms and shoulder mobility among older women: assessment at one year after breast cancer diagnosis
    Mabel E Caban
    Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Route 0165, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    Clin Rehabil 20:513-22. 2006
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  17. pmc Determinants of androgen deprivation therapy use for prostate cancer: role of the urologist
    Vahakn B Shahinian
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, John Sealy Annex 4 200, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0562, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:839-45. 2006
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  18. ncbi request reprint Intravenous bisphosphonate therapy and inflammatory conditions or surgery of the jaw: a population-based analysis
    Gregg S Wilkinson
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 1153, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 99:1016-24. 2007
    ..We investigated this association by use of data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program linked to Medicare claims...
  19. ncbi request reprint Evaluating health care performance: strengths and limitations of multilevel analysis
    Alai Tan
    Office of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1148, USA
    Biom J 49:707-18. 2007
    ..We also discuss the strengths and limitations of multilevel analysis in profiling health care providers with small caseloads...
  20. pmc Risk of subsequent dementia diagnoses does not vary by types of adjuvant chemotherapy in older women with breast cancer
    Mukaila A Raji
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Rt 0460, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Med Oncol 26:452-9. 2009
    ..Little is known about long-term cognitive side effects of adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. We thus examined incidence of dementia diagnoses in older women diagnosed with breast cancer, stratified by types of chemotherapy regimen...
  21. ncbi request reprint The influence of marital status on stage at diagnosis and survival of older persons with melanoma
    Carlos A Reyes Ortiz
    Sealy Center on Aging, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:892-8. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the association between marital status and stage at diagnosis and survival of older persons with cutaneous melanoma...
  22. pmc Characteristics of urologists predict the use of androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer
    Vahakn B Shahinian
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0725, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:5359-65. 2007
    ..Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare linked database, we examined how individual urologist characteristics influenced the use of androgen deprivation therapy...
  23. pmc Outcomes following pancreatic resection: variability among high-volume providers
    Taylor S Riall
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0542, USA
    Surgery 144:133-40. 2008
    ..However, it is unclear if volume alone should be the sole criteria for regionalization. The objective of this study is to evaluate variability in outcomes among high-volume hospitals (>11 resections/year)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Incidence of additional primary cancers in patients with invasive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms and sporadic pancreatic adenocarcinomas
    Taylor S Riall
    Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0542, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:803-13; discussion 813-4. 2007
    ..There have been no population-based studies evaluating this incidence rate...
  25. pmc Mammography use among older women of seven Latin American and Caribbean cities
    Carlos A Reyes-Ortiz
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Prev Med 42:375-80. 2006
    ..To describe the prevalence of mammography use, and to estimate its association with sociodemographics...
  26. pmc Risk of the "androgen deprivation syndrome" in men receiving androgen deprivation for prostate cancer
    Vahakn B Shahinian
    Department of Internal Medicine, and Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0562, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:465-71. 2006
    ..We therefore sought to estimate the incidence of these effects and, by using a control group, ascertain whether these effects were related to androgen deprivation itself...
  27. ncbi request reprint Trends and disparities in regionalization of pancreatic resection
    Taylor S Riall
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 0542, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 11:1242-51; discussion 1251-2. 2007
    ..The current recommendation is that pancreatic resections be performed at hospitals doing >10 pancreatic resections annually...
  28. ncbi request reprint Survival of women after breast conserving surgery for early stage breast cancer
    - Du Xianglin
    Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 0460, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 72:23-31. 2002
    ..Increasing numbers of older women with breast cancer are receiving breast-conserving surgery (BCS). However, substantial numbers of them are not receiving either axillary dissection or adjuvant irradiation...
  29. ncbi request reprint Geographic variations in breast cancer survival among older women: implications for quality of breast cancer care
    James S Goodwin
    Sealy Center on Aging, Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 0460, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M401-6. 2002
    ..Breast cancer care, such as utilization of screening procedures and types of treatment received, varies substantially by geographic region of the United States. However, little is known about variations in survival with breast cancer...
  30. pmc Effect of a dementia diagnosis on survival of older patients after a diagnosis of breast, colon, or prostate cancer: implications for cancer care
    Mukaila A Raji
    Memory Loss Clinic, Division of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:2033-40. 2008
    ..We therefore examined the associations between preexisting diagnoses of dementia and survival from breast, colon, and prostate cancer...
  31. pmc Outpatient follow-up visit and 30-day emergency department visit and readmission in patients hospitalized for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Gulshan Sharma
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sealy Center of Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1664-70. 2010
    ..We examined the effect of early follow-up visit with patient's primary care physician (PCP) or pulmonologist following acute hospitalization on the 30-day risk of an emergency department (ER) visit and readmission...
  32. ncbi request reprint Effect of nurse case management on the treatment of older women with breast cancer
    James S Goodwin
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1252-9. 2003
    ..To evaluate the effect of nurse case management on the treatment of older women with breast cancer...
  33. ncbi request reprint Decreasing variation in the use of hospice among older adults with breast, colorectal, lung, and prostate cancer
    Nuha A Lackan
    Sealy Center on Aging, the dagger Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Med Care 42:116-22. 2004
    ..Utilization of hospice services has been shown to vary by place of residence and patient characteristics...
  34. ncbi request reprint Risk of fracture after androgen deprivation for prostate cancer
    Vahakn B Shahinian
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0562, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:154-64. 2005
    ..This treatment is associated with a loss of bone-mineral density, but the risk of fracture after androgen-deprivation therapy has not been well studied...
  35. ncbi request reprint A non-parametric method for the comparison of partial areas under ROC curves and its application to large health care data sets
    Dong D Zhang
    Office of Biostatistics, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX 77555 1148, USA
    Stat Med 21:701-15. 2002
    ..The method is used to evaluate alternative logistic regression models that predict whether a subject has incident breast cancer based on information in Medicare claims data...
  36. pmc Dissecting racial disparities in the treatment of patients with locoregional pancreatic cancer: a 2-step process
    Taylor S Riall
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 0542, USA
    Cancer 116:930-9. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether these disparities occur at the point of surgical evaluation or after evaluation has taken place...
  37. ncbi request reprint Increasing use of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists for the treatment of localized prostate carcinoma
    Vahakn B Shahinian
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0562, USA
    Cancer 103:1615-24. 2005
    ..The authors examined the time trends and patterns of use for androgen deprivation in the form of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists or orchiectomy, in population-based tumor registries...
  38. pmc Continuity of outpatient and inpatient care by primary care physicians for hospitalized older adults
    Gulshan Sharma
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, JSA 5 112, Galveston, TX 77555 0561, USA
    JAMA 301:1671-80. 2009
    ..Little is known about the extent of continuity of care across the transition from outpatient care to hospitalization...
  39. pmc Growth in the care of older patients by hospitalists in the United States
    Yong Fang Kuo
    Department of Internal Medicine and the Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 0460, USA
    N Engl J Med 360:1102-12. 2009
    ..National and population-based information on the increase in patient care by hospitalists in the United States is lacking...
  40. doi request reprint Correlates of bacterial pneumonia hospitalizations in elders, Texas border
    Frank C Lemus
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Sealy Center on Aging, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1153, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 12:423-32. 2010
    ..This study explored associations of individual and county correlates with bacterial pneumonia hospitalization rates for elders residing in 32 Texas counties bordering Mexico...
  41. ncbi request reprint The effect of socioeconomic factors on incidence, stage at diagnosis and survival of cutaneous melanoma
    Carlos A Reyes Ortiz
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 77555, USA
    Med Sci Monit 11:RA163-172. 2005
    ..These differences reflect a disparity in melanoma outcomes across diverse SES populations in many countries...
  42. ncbi request reprint The association of marital status and hospice use in the USA
    Nuha A Lackan
    Sealy Center on Aging, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Palliat Med 19:160-2. 2005
    ..Married individuals are more likely to use hospice than unmarried individuals. We examine this association and how it is influenced by gender...
  43. pmc Late GI and bladder toxicities after radiation for uterine cancer
    Rafael Samper-Ternent
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 120:198-204. 2011
    ..To determine the impact of radiation treatment for corpus uteri cancer on the development of late gastrointestinal (GI) and bladder toxicities in older women...
  44. pmc Lower stroke mortality among Hispanics: an exploration of potential methodological confounders
    Bret Howrey
    University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Med Care 48:534-9. 2010
    ..Hispanic deaths were adjusted for misclassification of ethnicity on the death certificate. Denominators for the rates were derived from census estimates...
  45. pmc The role of the surgeon in whether patients with lymph node-positive colon cancer see a medical oncologist
    RuiLi Luo
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    Cancer 109:975-82. 2007
    ..Chemotherapy improves survival for patients with stage III colon cancer, but some older patients with lymph node-positive colon cancer do not see a medical oncologist and, thus, do not receive adjuvant chemotherapy...
  46. ncbi request reprint Hospice use by older women dying with breast cancer between 1991 and 1996
    Nuha A Lackan
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA
    J Palliat Care 19:49-53. 2003
    ..There were no differences in use by ethnicity. Rates of use varied significantly by geographic area. Future research should further examine why rates of hospice use differ by geographic area and certain patient characteristics...
  47. pmc Regional variation in stroke rehabilitation outcomes
    Timothy A Reistetter
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX Electronic address
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 95:29-38. 2014
    ..To examine and describe regional variation in outcomes for persons with stroke receiving inpatient medical rehabilitation...
  48. ncbi request reprint Relationship of depression to patient satisfaction: findings from the barriers to breast cancer study
    Quynh Uyen T Bui
    Sealy Center on Aging, Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 89:23-8. 2005
    ..Examine the association between depressive symptoms and patient satisfaction for older women with a diagnosis of breast cancer...
  49. pmc Trends in end-of-life ICU use among older adults with advanced lung cancer
    Gulshan Sharma
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, Immunology, Critical Care and Sleep, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX TX 77555 0561
    Chest 133:72-8. 2008
    ..As a result of hospice expansion in the 1990s, we hypothesized that ICU use decreased over time in older adults with advanced lung cancer...
  50. pmc Survival advantage in Medicare patients receiving drug-eluting stents compared with bare metal stents: real or artefactual?
    Fen Wei Wang
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 71:636-43. 2008
    ..We evaluated mortality in the first year after implantation of DES, specifically the sirolimus-eluting stent (SES), Cypher vs. BMS in "real world" older patients using the Medicare claims database...
  51. pmc Referral to medical oncology: a crucial step in the treatment of older patients with stage III colon cancer
    RuiLi Luo
    Sealy Center on Aging, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA
    Oncologist 11:1025-33. 2006
    ..This study examines factors associated with medical oncology consultation and evaluates the impact of such consultation on chemotherapy use...
  52. doi request reprint 672 patients with acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas: a population-based comparison to pancreatic adenocarcinoma
    Nicholas C Wisnoski
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0542, USA
    Surgery 144:141-8. 2008
    ..Because no large series of patients with ACC exist, our understanding of this disease comes mainly from small retrospective reports and anecdotal experience...
  53. pmc Comorbid disease and cancer: the need for more relevant conceptual models in health services research
    Jane M Geraci
    Department of General Internal Medicine, Ambulatory Treatment and Emergency Care, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Galveston, TX, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:7399-404. 2005
  54. pmc Atrial fibrillation and stroke associated with intravenous bisphosphonate therapy in older patients with cancer
    Gregg S Wilkinson
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:4898-905. 2010
    ..We examined the association of intravenous bisphosphonates with atrial fibrillation, all classifications of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), and stroke among older patients with cancer...
  55. ncbi request reprint Utility of the SEER-Medicare data to identify chemotherapy use
    Joan L Warren
    Applied Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7344
    Med Care 40:IV-55-61. 2002
    ..However, the validity and completeness of these data as a source of information has not been established...
  56. pmc Using Medicare data to estimate the prevalence of breast cancer screening in older women: comparison of different methods to identify screening mammograms
    Whitney M Randolph
    National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:1643-57. 2002
    ..To compare different methods for defining screening mammograms with Medicare claims and their impact on estimates of breast cancer screening rates...
  57. ncbi request reprint Bringing the patient back in. Guidelines, practice variations, and the social context of medical practice
    Ann Lennarson Greer
    University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 18:747-61. 2002
    ..We urge a more complex and more empirical approach in explaining treatment choice and guidelines sensitive to the potential for value differences...
  58. pmc An algorithm for the use of Medicare claims data to identify women with incident breast cancer
    Ann B Nattinger
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:1733-49. 2004
    ..To develop and validate a clinically informed algorithm that uses solely Medicare claims to identify, with a high positive predictive value, incident breast cancer cases...
  59. ncbi request reprint Mammography use among older Mexican-American women: correcting for over-reports of breast cancer screening
    Jonathan D Mahnken
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Center for Biostatistics and Advanced Informatics, University of Kansas Medical Center, MSN 1008, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Women Health 45:53-64. 2007
    ..To determine the accuracy of self-reported mammography use and generate a correction factor that adjusts for reporting errors among Mexican-American women...
  60. pmc Risk of cardiac death after adjuvant radiotherapy for breast cancer
    Sharon H Giordano
    Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe, Box 424, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:419-24. 2005
    ..Because radiation techniques have improved over time, we investigated whether the risk of death from ischemic heart disease after adjuvant breast radiotherapy decreased over time...
  61. ncbi request reprint Cardiac morbidity of adjuvant radiotherapy for breast cancer
    Debra A Patt
    Department of Medical Oncology, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:7475-82. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether modern adjuvant radiotherapy is associated with increased risk of cardiac morbidity...
  62. ncbi request reprint How do nurse case managers care for older women with breast cancer?
    Andrea Jennings-Sanders
    School of Nursing, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 32:625-32. 2005
    ..To describe how nurse case managers care for older women with breast cancer...

Research Grants13

  1. Late Effects of Radiation in Older Gynecologic Cancer Survivors
    Jean Freeman; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The information is important for the design of post treatment cancer surveillance programs. Estimates of late toxicities are also helpful for newly diagnosed patients, as they make decisions about their treatment options. ..
  2. Health Services Research in Under-Served Populations
    Jean Freeman; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..a. Facilitate access to pilot funding from UTMB research centers. b. Develop and implement a Health Services Research selective to introduce School of Medicine students to this area of research. ..
  3. EVALUATING MAMMOGRAPHY CLAIMS DATA
    Jean Freeman; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..S. radiologists. ..
  4. EVALUATING MAMMOGRAPHY CLAIMS DATA
    Jean Freeman; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..S. radiologists. ..
  5. EVALUATING MAMMOGRAPHY CLAIMS DATA
    Jean Freeman; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..S. radiologists. ..
  6. EVALUATING MAMMOGRAPHY CLAIMS DATA
    Jean Freeman; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Analyses will compare the size of tumor, stage and survival for women with different screening practices. ..
  7. EVALUATING MAMMOGRAPHY CLAIMS DATA
    Jean Freeman; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Analyses will compare the size of tumor, stage and survival for women with different screening practices. ..
  8. EVALUATING MAMMOGRAPHY CLAIMS DATA
    Jean Freeman; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Analyses will compare the size of tumor, stage and survival for women with different screening practices. ..
  9. Late Effects of Radiation in Older Gynecologic Cancer Survivors
    Jean L Freeman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The information is important for the design of post treatment cancer surveillance programs. Estimates of late toxicities are also helpful for newly diagnosed patients, as they make decisions about their treatment options. ..