JAMES SIMEON GOODWIN

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas Medical Branch
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The effect of electronic medical record adoption on outcomes in US hospitals
    Jinhyung Lee
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:39. 2013
  2. pmc Prostate-specific antigen testing in men aged 40-64 years: impact of publication of clinical trials
    James S Goodwin
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0177
    J Natl Cancer Inst 105:743-5. 2013
  3. pmc Variation in length of stay and outcomes among hospitalized patients attributable to hospitals and hospitalists
    James S Goodwin
    Department of Medicine and Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:370-6. 2013
  4. pmc The impact of PSA screening on prostate cancer mortality and overdiagnosis of prostate cancer in the United States
    Bret T Howrey
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0177, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 68:56-61. 2013
  5. pmc Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist use in men without a cancer registry diagnosis of prostate cancer
    Yong Fang Kuo
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:146. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Language and medicine: thinking and talking about Alzheimer's disease
    James S Goodwin
    Department of Medicine and Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 0460, USA
    Gerontologist 42:293-6. 2002
  7. pmc Effect of depression on diagnosis, treatment, and survival of older women with breast cancer
    James S Goodwin
    Department of Internal Medicine and Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:106-11. 2004
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. pmc Epidemiology of Medicare abuse: the example of power wheelchairs
    James S Goodwin
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:221-6. 2007

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Publications79

  1. pmc The effect of electronic medical record adoption on outcomes in US hospitals
    Jinhyung Lee
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:39. 2013
    ..This study examined the relationship between basic EMR adoption and 30-day rehospitalization, 30-day mortality, inpatient mortality and length of stay...
  2. pmc Prostate-specific antigen testing in men aged 40-64 years: impact of publication of clinical trials
    James S Goodwin
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0177
    J Natl Cancer Inst 105:743-5. 2013
    ..06; P =.98). The slope of PSA testing rates did not change in men aged 50 to 59 years or 60 to 64 years with the publication of the results of the large trials in 2009 or with the subsequent changes in recommendations on PSA testing...
  3. pmc Variation in length of stay and outcomes among hospitalized patients attributable to hospitals and hospitalists
    James S Goodwin
    Department of Medicine and Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:370-6. 2013
    ..There have been no prior population-based studies of variation in performance of hospitalists...
  4. pmc The impact of PSA screening on prostate cancer mortality and overdiagnosis of prostate cancer in the United States
    Bret T Howrey
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0177, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 68:56-61. 2013
    ..S. counties to the rates of prostate biopsies and newly treated prostate cancer and to deaths from prostate cancer...
  5. pmc Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist use in men without a cancer registry diagnosis of prostate cancer
    Yong Fang Kuo
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:146. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that some men receive these agents after only a limited work-up for their cancer. Such cases may be missed by tumor registries, leading to underestimates of the total extent of GnRH agonist use...
  6. ncbi request reprint Language and medicine: thinking and talking about Alzheimer's disease
    James S Goodwin
    Department of Medicine and Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 0460, USA
    Gerontologist 42:293-6. 2002
  7. pmc Effect of depression on diagnosis, treatment, and survival of older women with breast cancer
    James S Goodwin
    Department of Internal Medicine and Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:106-11. 2004
    ..To assess the effect of a prior diagnosis of depression on the diagnosis, treatment, and survival of older women with breast cancer...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. pmc Epidemiology of Medicare abuse: the example of power wheelchairs
    James S Goodwin
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:221-6. 2007
    ..To determine the effect of neighborhood ethnic composition on power wheelchair prescriptions...
  11. ncbi request reprint Aronow's "Should the NCEP III guidelines be changed in elderly and younger persons at high risk for cardiovascular events?" What do we do for the very old?
    James S Goodwin
    Sealy Center on Aging, UTMB D 60, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:593-594; author reply 602. 2005
  12. doi request reprint Multiple measurement of serum lipids in the elderly
    James S Goodwin
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Med Care 49:225-30. 2011
    ..Although there is considerable interest in underutilization of lipid testing, little is known about the prevalence and factors associated with overtesting of serum lipids...
  13. ncbi request reprint Robine and Michel's "Looking forward to a general theory on population aging": commentary
    James S Goodwin
    Sealy Center on Aging, Division of Geriatrics in Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:M605-6; author reply M616-20. 2004
  14. doi request reprint Overuse of screening colonoscopy in the Medicare population
    James S Goodwin
    Department of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 77555 0177, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:1335-43. 2011
    ..We assessed the timing of repeated colonoscopies after a negative screening colonoscopy finding in a population-based sample of Medicare patients...
  15. pmc Risk of continued institutionalization after hospitalization in older adults
    James S Goodwin
    Department of Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 0177, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 66:1321-7. 2011
    ..We therefore sought to estimate the percentage of long-term care nursing home stays precipitated by a hospitalization and factors associated with risk of nursing home placement after hospitalization...
  16. 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...
  17. doi request reprint Ethnic differences in in-hospital place of death among older adults in California: effects of individual and contextual characteristics and medical resource supply
    Nuha A Lackan
    Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    Med Care 47:138-45. 2009
    ..To date, no study has investigated the role of both individual characteristics and contextual characteristics, including local health care environments, to explain ethnic differentials in end-of-life care...
  18. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with seven-year incidence of diabetes complications among older Mexican Americans
    Vinod P Kaushik
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Gerontology 53:194-9. 2007
    ..Diabetes is common in elderly persons and is highly prevalent in Mexican Americans. Little is known about factors associated with the incidence of diabetes complications...
  19. pmc Neighborhood composition and incidence of cancer among Hispanics in the United States
    Karl Eschbach
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Cancer 103:1036-44. 2005
    ..The authors investigated whether cancer incidence among Hispanics increased with residential and economic assimilation into mainstream culture...
  20. 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...
  21. ncbi request reprint The influence of marital status on the stage at diagnosis, treatment, and survival of older women with breast cancer
    Cynthia Osborne
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 93:41-7. 2005
    ..Older married women were at decreased risk for mortality after a diagnosis of breast cancer. Many of the health benefits enjoyed by married women are likely derived from increased social support and social networks...
  22. 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...
  23. pmc Disparities in utilization of outpatient rehabilitative care following hip fracture hospitalization with respect to race and ethnicity
    Tracy U Nguyen-Oghalai
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:560-3. 2009
    ..To compare the prevalence of discharge home to self-care after hip fracture hospitalization among the elderly in 3 racial groups: whites, Hispanics, and blacks...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint Positive affect and disability among older Mexican Americans with arthritis
    Michielle N Fisher
    The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 51:34-9. 2004
    ..To examine the relationship between positive affect and subsequent functional disability in older Mexican Americans with self-reported physician-diagnosed arthritis...
  27. pmc Body mass index and change in blood pressure over a 7-year period in older Mexican Americans
    Luis F Amador
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX, USA
    Clin Interv Aging 1:275-82. 2006
    ..Hypertension is one of the most prevalent medical conditions affecting older adults. Understanding possible modifiable risk factors that may play a role in the management of hypertension will be beneficial...
  28. ncbi request reprint 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. ncbi request reprint The effect of obesity on disability vs mortality in older Americans
    Soham Al Snih
    Sealy Center on Aging, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:774-80. 2007
    ....
  32. pmc Discharge setting for patients with hip fracture: trends from 2001 to 2005
    Tracy U Nguyen-Oghalai
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1063-8. 2008
    ..To examine recent trends in discharge disposition after hospitalization for hip fracture...
  33. ncbi request reprint The impact of rheumatoid arthritis on rehabilitation outcomes after lower extremity arthroplasty
    Tracy U Nguyen-Oghalai
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch UTMB, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    J Clin Rheumatol 13:247-50. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that rehabilitation may take longer for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) versus osteoarthritis (OA) because joint pain, swelling, and deformities are generally worse among persons with RA...
  34. doi request reprint 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)...
  35. pmc Effect of hospitalists on length of stay in the medicare population: variation according to hospital and patient characteristics
    Yong Fang Kuo
    Department of Internal Medicine and Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1649-57. 2010
    ....
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. pmc Allostatic load among non-Hispanic Whites, non-Hispanic Blacks, and people of Mexican origin: effects of ethnicity, nativity, and acculturation
    M Kristen Peek
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 1153, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:940-6. 2010
    ..We investigated ethnic differences in allostatic load in a population-based sample of adults living in Texas City, TX, and assessed the effects of nativity and acculturation status on allostatic load among people of Mexican origin...
  39. doi request reprint The effect of age on short-term outcomes after pancreatic resection: a population-based study
    Taylor S Riall
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 0542, USA
    Ann Surg 248:459-67. 2008
    ..To use a large population-based cohort to determine age-dependent short-term outcomes after pancreatic resection...
  40. 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...
  41. pmc Cause of death in older men after the diagnosis of prostate cancer
    Melanie Ketchandji
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:24-30. 2009
    ..To compare survival and cause of death in men aged 65 and older diagnosed with prostate cancer and with survival and cause of death in a noncancer control population...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. pmc Ascertainment of Hispanic ethnicity on California death certificates: implications for the explanation of the Hispanic mortality advantage
    Karl Eschbach
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, and the Sealy Center on Aging at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Tex 77555 0460, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:2209-15. 2006
    ..We determined the size and correlates of underascertainment of Hispanic ethnicity on California death certificates...
  46. pmc Neighborhood context and mortality among older Mexican Americans: is there a barrio advantage?
    Karl Eschbach
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Internal Medicine Geriatrics, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1807-12. 2004
    ..We examined whether Mexican Americans living in high-density Mexican American neighborhoods experience increased morbidity and mortality compared with the rates observed among Mexican Americans living in low-density areas...
  47. ncbi request reprint University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
    Robert E Beach
    Acad Med 79:S177-81. 2004
  48. ncbi request reprint Health-related social disengagement in elderly diabetic patients: association with subsequent disability and survival
    Yong Fang Kuo
    Sealy Center on Aging, The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:1630-7. 2004
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in antihypertensive medication use in the elderly
    Mukaila A Raji
    Memory Loss Clinics, Galveston, TX, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 38:209-14. 2004
    ..Determining the optimal treatment for hypertension in very old patients requires better understanding of interethnic differences in patterns and predictors of antihypertensive drug use in this population...
  50. ncbi request reprint Predictors of recovery in activities of daily living among disabled older Mexican Americans
    Soham Al Snih
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Aging Clin Exp Res 15:315-20. 2003
    ..The aim of this study is to describe the rate of recovery of functional ability and to identify factors associated with it over a two-year period among older Mexican Americans...
  51. ncbi request reprint Inconsistent use of diabetes medications, diabetes complications, and mortality in older mexican americans over a 7-year period: data from the Hispanic established population for the epidemiologic study of the elderly
    Yong Fang Kuo
    Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:3054-60. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between inconsistency in use of diabetes drugs and risk of renal, eye, and circulation problems and death over a 7-year period in community-dwelling older Mexican Americans...
  52. ncbi request reprint Potentially inappropriate medication use by elderly Mexican Americans
    Mukaila A Raji
    Memory Loss Clinics and The University of Texas Medical Branch Geriatric Fellowship Training Program, Sealy Center on Aging, Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 37:1197-202. 2003
    ..Research indicates relatively high rates of inappropriate prescription drug usage for older whites and African Americans. However, rates for older Mexican Americans are unknown...
  53. ncbi request reprint Cognitive function and incidence of stroke in older Mexican Americans
    Glenn V Ostir
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:531-5. 2003
    ....
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. pmc Discrepancy between consensus recommendations and actual community use of adjuvant chemotherapy in women with breast cancer
    Xianglin L Du
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    Ann Intern Med 138:90-7. 2003
    ..Although the efficacy of adjuvant chemotherapy in prolonging survival for women with breast cancer has been well documented, limited population-based information is available on the actual use of chemotherapy...
  57. pmc Population-based assessment of hospitalizations for toxicity from chemotherapy in older women with breast cancer
    Xianglin L Du
    Department of Internal Medicine, Community Health and Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Clin Oncol 20:4636-42. 2002
    ..Medicare data, linked to the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End-Results (SEER) tumor registries, are now used to assess rates of hospitalization for chemotherapy-related toxicity in a population-based setting...
  58. ncbi request reprint The interaction of cognitive and emotional status on subsequent physical functioning in older mexican americans: findings from the Hispanic established population for the epidemiologic study of the elderly
    Mukaila A Raji
    Departments of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M678-82. 2002
    ..This study investigated the effects of cognitive and emotional status on subsequent lower body function in a population-based sample of older Mexican Americans...
  59. ncbi request reprint Handgrip strength and mortality in older Mexican Americans
    Soham Al Snih
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1250-6. 2002
    ..To examine the association between handgrip strength and mortality in older Mexican American men and women...
  60. 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...
  61. ncbi request reprint Differential effects of premorbid physical and emotional health on recovery from acute events
    Glenn V Ostir
    Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:713-8. 2002
    ..The aim of this study is to determine whether premorbid emotional health is predictive of recovery in functional ability 1 year after reporting a stroke, heart attack, or hip fracture (event)...
  62. pmc High anxiety is associated with an increased risk of death in an older tri-ethnic population
    Glenn V Ostir
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston UTMB, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:534-40. 2006
    ..The health consequences of anxiety in late life have not been adequately investigated. We sought to examine the association between anxiety and death in an older tri-ethnic population...
  63. 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...
  64. ncbi request reprint Weight change and mortality among older Mexican Americans
    Luis F Amador
    Department of Internal Medicine, Jennie Sealy Hospital, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Aging Clin Exp Res 18:196-204. 2006
    ..Weight changes are predictors of health outcomes in older people. The purpose of this study is to examine the association between 2-year weight change and mortality in older Mexican Americans...
  65. 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...
  66. pmc Diabetes mellitus and incidence of lower body disability among older Mexican Americans
    Soham Al Snih
    Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1152-6. 2005
    ..The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between diabetes mellitus and incident lower body disability over a 7-year follow-up period...
  67. 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...
  68. 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...
  69. 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...
  70. 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
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Congestive heart failure in older women treated with adjuvant anthracycline chemotherapy for breast cancer
    Mary C Pinder
    Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:3808-15. 2007
    ..Limited data are available on long-term cardiac safety of adjuvant anthracycline chemotherapy in breast cancer patients over age 65 years. We evaluated rates and predictors of congestive heart failure (CHF) in this population...
  72. pmc Self-neglect among the elderly: a model based on more than 500 patients seen by a geriatric medicine team
    Carmel Bitondo Dyer
    College of Medicine, Baylor University, Houston, Tex, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1671-6. 2007
    ..We sought to identify the functional, cognitive, and social factors associated with self-neglect among the elderly to aid the development of etiologic models to guide future research...
  73. 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...
  74. ncbi request reprint Use and outcomes of adjuvant chemotherapy in older women with breast cancer
    Sharon H Giordano
    Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:2750-6. 2006
    ..This study was undertaken to determine patterns and outcomes of adjuvant chemotherapy use in a population-based cohort of older women with primary breast cancer...
  75. pmc Impact of a scientific presentation on community treatment patterns for primary breast cancer
    Sharon H Giordano
    Department of Breast Medical Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Box 424, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:382-8. 2006
    ....
  76. 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...
  77. doi request reprint Limits of observational data in determining outcomes from cancer therapy
    Sharon H Giordano
    Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer 112:2456-66. 2008
    ..Observational data are used increasingly to assess the effectiveness of therapies. However, selection biases are likely to have an impact on results and threaten the validity of these studies...
  78. doi request reprint Use of intravenous bisphosphonates in older women with breast cancer
    Sharon H Giordano
    Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Oncologist 13:494-502. 2008
    ..i.v. bisphosphonates reduce skeletal events in women with bone metastases from breast cancer, but little is known about the prevalence and duration of bisphosphonate use...
  79. 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...

Research Grants17

  1. VARIATIONS IN BREAST CANCER TREATMENT AND MORTALITY
    James Goodwin; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. Understanding Mechanisms of Ethnic Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening
    JAMES SIMEON GOODWIN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..With this information, Medicare will be able to design and implement interventions to promote health and reduce health disparities among its beneficiaries. ..
  3. Understanding Mechanisms of Ethnic Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening
    James Goodwin; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..With this information, Medicare will be able to design and implement interventions to promote health and reduce health disparities among its beneficiaries. ..
  4. UTMB CLAUDE PEPPER OLDER AMERICANS INDEPENDENCE CENTER
    James Goodwin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This tight focus facilitates interdisciplinary communication and drives translational research. ..
  5. UTMB Center for Population Health and Health Disparities
    James Goodwin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  6. HEALTH OF OLDER MINORITIES
    James Goodwin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  7. Use of Claims Data to Study Quality of Cancer Care
    James Goodwin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We will then explore the reliability of the provider-level data in order to assess its potential utility in assessing quality of care for individual providers. ..
  8. Care of the elder hospitalized patient: the role of hospitalists
    JAMES SIMEON GOODWIN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Using Medicare and other data, we will characterize the growth in hospitalist care from 1995-2008, and look at key indicators to evaluate the impact of hospitalists on processes and outcomes of care. ..