Stefan G Kertesz
Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
- Trajectories of drug use and mortality outcomes among adults followed over 18 yearsStefan G Kertesz
Center for Surgical Medical and Acute Care Research at the Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
J Gen Intern Med 27:808-16. 2012..For adults in general population community settings, data regarding long-term course and outcomes of illicit drug use are sparse, limiting the formulation of evidence-based recommendations for drug use screening of adults in primary care...
- Slowing the revolving door: stabilization programs reduce homeless persons' substance use after detoxificationStefan G Kertesz
Divisions of Preventive Medicine and General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Avenue South, MT608, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
J Subst Abuse Treat 24:197-207. 2003..Post-detoxification stabilization programs were associated with improved outcomes for homeless addicted persons. This treatment modality may slow the "revolving door" phenomenon of relapse after detoxification among homeless persons...
- Housing first for homeless persons with active addiction: are we overreaching?Stefan G Kertesz
Center for Surgical, Medical Acute Care Research and Transitions at the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
Milbank Q 87:495-534. 2009..One nationally prominent approach, Housing First, offers early access to permanent housing without requiring completion of treatment or, for clients with addiction, proof of sobriety...
- Rising inability to obtain needed health care among homeless persons in Birmingham, Alabama (1995-2005)Stefan G Kertesz
Center for Surgical, Medical Acute care Research and Transitions, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
J Gen Intern Med 24:841-7. 2009..Homeless persons depend disproportionately on the health-care safety net for medical services. National reports identify financial strains to this safety net. Whether this has affected homeless persons is unknown...
- Post-hospital medical respite care and hospital readmission of homeless personsStefan G Kertesz
Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center Research Enhancement Award Program, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0001, USA
J Prev Interv Community 37:129-42. 2009..Respite programs merit attention as a potentially efficacious service for homeless persons leaving the hospital...
- Long-term housing and work outcomes among treated cocaine-dependent homeless personsStefan G Kertesz
Division of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Deep South Center on Effectiveness at Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1530 3rd Ave South MT608, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
J Behav Health Serv Res 34:17-33. 2007..The findings demonstrate a helpful role for addiction treatment and suggest the need for services to support housing of persons who reduce but do not eliminate all substance use...
- Illicit drug use in young adults and subsequent decline in general health: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) StudyStefan G Kertesz
Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, 1530 3rd Ave South, MT608, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 88:224-33. 2007..We assessed whether drug use predicted decline in general self-rated health (GSRH) in a community-based cohort, healthy at baseline...
- Substance abuse treatment and psychiatric comorbidity: do benefits spill over? Analysis of data from a prospective trial among cocaine-dependent homeless personsStefan G Kertesz
Div of Preventive Med, Univ of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Med and the Deep South Center on Effectivenessat the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center 1530 3rd Ave South MT 608 Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 1:27. 2006..The prognosis for nonsubstance abuse psychiatric diagnoses among homeless persons receiving behaviorally-based addiction treatment, however, is little studied...
- Homeless chronicity and health-related quality of life trajectories among adults with addictionsStefan G Kertesz
Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
Med Care 43:574-85. 2005..New federal initiatives target funds toward chronically homeless as distinct from other homeless persons. Few data exist, however, to substantiate the implications of chronic homelessness for major health outcomes...
- Need and non-need factors associated with addiction treatment utilization in a cohort of homeless and housed urban poorStefan G Kertesz
Divisions of Preventive and General Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, AL 35294 4410, USA
Med Care 44:225-33. 2006..Prospective assessment of factors influencing utilization could inform policy and clinical care...
- Incarceration, incident hypertension, and access to health care: findings from the coronary artery risk development in young adults (CARDIA) studyEmily A Wang
Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, Box 1364, SFGH Bldg 10, WD 13 1313, San Francisco, CA 94143 1364, USA
Arch Intern Med 169:687-93. 2009..Incarceration is associated with increased cardiovascular disease mortality, but prospective studies exploring mechanisms of this association are lacking...
- Effects of sustained abstinence among treated substance-abusing homeless persons on housing and employmentJesse B Milby
Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, CH 201, 1530 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294 1170, USA
Am J Public Health 100:913-8. 2010..We examined whether cocaine-dependent homeless persons had stable housing and were employed 6, 12, and 18 months after they entered a randomized controlled trial comparing 2 treatments...
- Episodic homelessness and health care utilization in a prospective cohort of HIV-infected persons with alcohol problemsTheresa W Kim
Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
BMC Health Serv Res 6:19. 2006..We examine whether episodes of homelessness are independently associated with suboptimal medical utilization even when accounting for concurrent addiction severity and depression...
- Alcohol consumption in young adults and incident hypertension: 20-year follow-up from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults StudyJewell H Halanych
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 4410, USA
Am J Epidemiol 171:532-9. 2010..Future studies should include social factors, such as income and education, and consider additional characteristics that may modify or confound associations between alcohol and blood pressure...
- Health care institutions should not exclude smokers from employmentThomas S Huddle
Dr Huddle is professor of medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama Dr Kertesz is associate professor of medicine, Birmingham VA Medical Center and University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama Dr Nash is Hagop Mekhjian Chair in Medical Ethics and Professionalism and director, Ohio State University Center for Bioethics, Columbus, Ohio
Acad Med 89:843-7. 2014....
- Making housing first happen: organizational leadership in VA's expansion of permanent supportive housingStefan G Kertesz
Birmingham VA Medical Center, 700 19th Street S REAP Mailstop 151, Birmingham, AL, 35233, USA
J Gen Intern Med 29:835-44. 2014..The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)'s national effort to end Veteran homelessness represents an externally focused organizational endeavor...
- Incidence and antecedents of nonmedical prescription opioid use in four US communities. The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) prospective cohort studyMark J Pletcher
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, 185 Berry Street, Suite 5700, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 85:171-6. 2006..Nonmedical use of prescription opioids has emerged as a major public health problem during the last decade, but direct measures of incidence and predisposing factors are lacking...
- Update in addiction medicine for the generalistAdam J Gordon
Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
J Gen Intern Med 22:1190-4. 2007