Yong Fang Kuo

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas Medical Branch
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. pmc States with the least restrictive regulations experienced the largest increase in patients seen by nurse practitioners
    Yong Fang Kuo
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 32:1236-43. 2013
  4. pmc Reducing bias in the assessment of treatment effectiveness: androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer
    Yong Fang Kuo
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0177, USA
    Med Care 50:374-80. 2012
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. pmc Association of hospitalist care with medical utilization after discharge: evidence of cost shift from a cohort study
    Yong Fang Kuo
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0177, USA
    Ann Intern Med 155:152-9. 2011
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications125 found, 100 shown here

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. pmc States with the least restrictive regulations experienced the largest increase in patients seen by nurse practitioners
    Yong Fang Kuo
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 32:1236-43. 2013
    ..Relaxing state restrictions on NP practice should increase the use of NPs as primary care providers, which in turn would reduce the current national shortage of primary care providers...
  4. pmc Reducing bias in the assessment of treatment effectiveness: androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer
    Yong Fang Kuo
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0177, USA
    Med Care 50:374-80. 2012
    ..We explored the potential advantages of using an instrumental variable approach in the context of primary androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer...
  5. 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...
  6. 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
    ....
  7. pmc Association of hospitalist care with medical utilization after discharge: evidence of cost shift from a cohort study
    Yong Fang Kuo
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0177, USA
    Ann Intern Med 155:152-9. 2011
    ..No national studies examining the effect of hospitalist care on hospital costs or on medical utilization and costs after discharge have been done...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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
    ....
  11. 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint Chronic inflammation, albuminuria, and functional disability in older adults with cardiovascular disease: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2008
    Hsu Ko Kuo
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Atherosclerosis 222:502-8. 2012
    ....
  13. pmc Obesity and disability: relation among older adults living in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Soham Al Snih
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:1282-8. 2010
    ..26, 2.11). The results indicated that obesity is an independent factor contributing to ADL disability in these populations and should be included in future planning to reduce the impact of disability on global health...
  14. pmc Mobility activity and its value as a prognostic indicator of survival in hospitalized older adults
    Glenn V Ostir
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:551-7. 2013
    ..To objectively assess total steps and minutes active in the first and last 24 hours of hospitalization and to examine associations with survival after discharge in hospitalized older adults...
  15. pmc Colonoscopist and primary care physician supply and disparities in colorectal cancer screening
    Jaime Benarroch-Gampel
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:1137-57. 2012
    ..CONCLUSIONS. : Greater area availability of colonoscopists and PCPs is associated with increased use of colonoscopy in whites but decreased use in minorities, resulting in larger racial/ethnic disparities...
  16. 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cognitive status, muscle strength, and subsequent disability in older Mexican Americans
    Mukaila A Raji
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1462-8. 2005
    ....
  18. pmc The effect of depression on stage at diagnosis, treatment, and survival in pancreatic adenocarcinoma
    Casey A Boyd
    Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0541, USA
    Surgery 152:403-13. 2012
    ..Depression has been associated with delayed presentation, inadequate treatment, and poor survival in patients with cancer...
  19. pmc Gender and ethnic differences in rehabilitation outcomes after hip-replacement surgery
    IVONNE MARIE BERGES
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 87:567-72. 2008
    ..To examine gender and ethnic differences in functional status and living setting for patients after hip arthroplasty...
  20. pmc National utilization patterns of warfarin use in older patients with atrial fibrillation: a population-based study of Medicare Part D beneficiaries
    Mukaila A Raji
    Division of Geriatrics Department of Internal Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch UTMB, Galveston, TX, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 47:35-42. 2013
    ..In 2008, the Medicare Part D program was expanded to pay for medications for Medicare enrollees...
  21. pmc Hospital and medical care days in pancreatic cancer
    Casey A Boyd
    Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:2435-42. 2012
    ..Little is known about resource utilization (number of days in the hospital or medical care) between diagnosis and death in patients with pancreatic cancer...
  22. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms and cognitive change in older Mexican Americans
    Mukaila A Raji
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine University of Texas Medical Branch, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 20:145-52. 2007
    ..Presence of clinically relevant depressive symptoms was associated with subsequent decline in cognitive function over 7 years in older Mexican Americans, independent of demographic and health factors...
  23. 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...
  24. pmc Handgrip strength and cognitive decline in older Mexican Americans
    Ana Alfaro-Acha
    Sealy Center on Aging, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:859-65. 2006
    ..Cognitive decline and dementia are associated with disability and premature death in old age. We examined whether low handgrip strength predicts subsequent cognitive decline in older Mexican Americans...
  25. pmc Primary care physicians and disparities in colorectal cancer screening in the elderly
    Ashwani K Singal
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0177, USA
    Health Serv Res 48:95-113. 2013
    ..To examine whether having a primary care physician (PCP) is associated with reduced ethnic disparities for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and whether clustering of minorities within PCPs contributes to the disparities...
  26. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in herb and vitamin/mineral use in the elderly
    Mukaila A Raji
    Memory Loss Clinics, Sealy Center on Aging, Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 39:1019-23. 2005
    ..Little information exists on herb and vitamin-mineral supplement use in very old people and whether use varies by ethnicity...
  27. ncbi request reprint Examination of follow-up therapy in patients with stroke
    Yong Fang Kuo
    Sealy Center on Aging, Division of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 85:192-200. 2006
    ..Examine the patterns and effect of follow-up therapy for persons with stroke...
  28. 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...
  29. pmc Recovery of functional status after stroke in a tri-ethnic population
    Ivonne M Berges
    University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    PM R 4:290-5. 2012
    ..To examine recovery of functional status for white, black, and Hispanic patients who have had a stroke from the time of admission to inpatient medical rehabilitation to 12 months after discharge...
  30. pmc Assessing gait speed in acutely ill older patients admitted to an acute care for elders hospital unit
    Glenn V Ostir
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0177, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:353-8. 2012
    ..Assessment of mobility in geriatric hospital units relies primarily on subjective observation or patient self-reports. We objectively examined the gait speed of hospitalized older patients...
  31. pmc Osteonecrosis of the jaw in older osteoporosis patients treated with intravenous bisphosphonates
    Jacques Baillargeon
    Sealy Center on Aging, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 45:1199-206. 2011
    ..Intravenous bisphosphonate therapy has been linked to osteo-necrosis of the jaw among patients with cancer. Some patients with osteoporosis also receive intravenous bisphosphonates, although at lower total doses than those with cancer...
  32. pmc Trends in diabetes medication use and prevalence of geriatric syndromes in older Mexican Americans from 1993/1994 to 2004/2005
    Holly A Beard
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 44:1376-83. 2010
    ..It is, however, not clear whether these changes are accompanied by changes in prevalence of comorbid geriatric syndromes...
  33. pmc Association of care by hospitalists on discharge destination and 30-day outcomes after acute ischemic stroke
    Bret T Howrey
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Med Care 49:701-7. 2011
    ..We assessed the association of care provided by a hospitalist with length of stay, discharge destination, 30-day mortality, 30-day readmission, and 30-day emergency department visits...
  34. pmc Ethnic differences in discharge destination among older patients with traumatic brain injury
    Pei Fen J Chang
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77555 1137, TX, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:231-6. 2008
    ..Ethnic differences in discharge destination among older patients with traumatic brain injury...
  35. 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...
  36. pmc Cognitive decline in older Mexican Americans with diabetes
    Anna M Rotkiewicz-Piorun
    Sealy Center on Aging, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:1840-7. 2006
    ..To examine social, demographic and health factors associated with cognitive decline over a seven-year period among older Mexican Americans with diabetes...
  37. pmc Racial and ethnic differences in postacute rehabilitation outcomes after stroke in the United States
    Kenneth J Ottenbacher
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    Stroke 39:1514-9. 2008
    ..Little information is available regarding differences in postacute care outcomes for racial and ethnic groups after a stroke...
  38. pmc Association between cholecystectomy with vs without intraoperative cholangiography and risk of common duct injury
    Kristin M Sheffield
    Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0541, USA
    JAMA 310:812-20. 2013
    ..Significant controversy exists regarding routine intraoperative cholangiography in preventing common duct injury during cholecystectomy...
  39. pmc Mobility after hospital discharge as a marker for 30-day readmission
    Steve R Fisher
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 68:805-10. 2013
    ..We examined daily postdischarge mobility levels as marker of overall health and response to in-hospital treatment in older medicine patients...
  40. doi request reprint Outcomes after liver transplantation for alcoholic hepatitis are similar to alcoholic cirrhosis: exploratory analysis from the UNOS database
    Ashwani K Singal
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Hepatology 55:1398-405. 2012
    ..The causes of graft loss and patient mortality were similar in the two groups, and were not alcohol-related in any patient...
  41. pmc The impact of race/ethnicity on preoperative time to hip stabilization procedure after hip fracture
    Tracy U Nguyen-Oghalai
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    South Med J 103:414-8. 2010
    ..We sought to examine the preoperative time for hip stabilization procedure among Hispanics, non-Hispanic blacks (blacks) and non-Hispanic whites (whites)...
  42. 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...
  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. 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...
  45. doi request reprint Outcome after liver transplantation for cirrhosis due to alcohol and hepatitis C: comparison to alcoholic cirrhosis and hepatitis C cirrhosis
    Ashwani K Singal
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 47:727-33. 2013
    ..Data on outcome of patients after liver transplantation (LT) for cirrhosis due to hepatitis C virus (HCV+) alcohol are limited...
  46. pmc Evaluating comparative effectiveness with observational data: endoscopic ultrasound and survival in pancreatic cancer
    Abhishek D Parmar
    Departments of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas University of California, San Francisco East Bay, Oakland, California
    Cancer 119:3861-9. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to reevaluate this association using different statistical methods to control for confounding and selection bias...
  47. ncbi request reprint Attendance at religious services and physical functioning after stroke among older Mexican Americans
    IVONNE MARIE BERGES
    Sealy Center on Aging and Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    Exp Aging Res 33:1-11. 2007
    ..Findings are indicative that church attendance prestroke is associated with better physical function poststroke in older Mexican Americans...
  48. 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
    ....
  49. 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...
  50. ncbi request reprint Near vision impairment predicts cognitive decline: data from the Hispanic Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly
    Carlos A Reyes-Ortiz
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:681-6. 2005
    ..To estimate the association between sensory impairment and cognitive decline in older Mexican Americans...
  51. 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...
  52. ncbi request reprint Measures of lower body function and risk of mortality over 7 years of follow-up
    Glenn V Ostir
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:599-605. 2007
    ..Because walking speed is a quick and easy-to-administer test, findings have implications for clinical use, especially among underserved minority groups where cultural and language barriers may exist...
  53. 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...
  54. 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...
  55. pmc Temporal trends in hospitalization rates for older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Jacques Baillargeon
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    Am J Med 126:607-14. 2013
    ..This retrospective cohort study examined changes in hospitalization rates among Medicare beneficiaries with COPD from 1999 to 2008...
  56. 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...
  57. pmc Waist circumference (WC), body mass index (BMI), and disability among older adults in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC)
    Sanggon Nam
    Division of Sociomedical Sciences, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1153, USA
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 55:e40-7. 2012
    ..To examine the association between WC and BMI on disability among older adults from LAC...
  58. pmc Variation in the use of intraoperative cholangiography during cholecystectomy
    Kristin M Sheffield
    Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0541, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 214:668-79; discussion 679-81. 2012
    ..The role of intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) in prevention of common bile duct (CBD) injuries and the management of CBD stones is controversial, and current variation in use of IOC has not been well described...
  59. pmc Prevalence of health conditions and predictors of mortality in oldest old Mexican Americans and non-Hispanic whites
    Rafael Samper-Ternent
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0177, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:254-9. 2012
    ..This group is rapidly growing worldwide and yet there are gaps in the knowledge related to their health condition. Ethnic differences in disease prevalence and mortality must be understood to better care for the oldest old...
  60. pmc Pilot study examining the association between ambulatory activity and falls among hospitalized older adults
    Steve R Fisher
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 77555 0460, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:2090-2. 2011
    ..To examine the ambulatory activity of older patients who had a documented fall during hospitalization for acute illness...
  61. 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...
  62. 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...
  63. 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
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Hospitalization for initiation of maintenance hemodialysis
    Mahendra Agraharkar
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Tex, USA
    Nephron Clin Pract 97:c54-60. 2004
    ..This study was undertaken to assess if such admissions are justified and also to determine incidence and predictors of complications of HD during initiation...
  65. pmc Resection benefits older adults with locoregional pancreatic cancer despite greater short-term morbidity and mortality
    Taylor S Riall
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:647-54. 2011
    ....
  66. 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...
  67. pmc Effect of mental disorders on diagnosis, treatment, and survival of older adults with colon cancer
    Jacques Baillargeon
    Departments of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 775555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1268-73. 2011
    ..To evaluate the extent to which preexisting mental disorders influence diagnosis, treatment, and survival in older adults with colon cancer...
  68. 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...
  69. pmc Satisfaction with quality of life poststroke: effect of sex differences in pain response
    IVONNE MARIE BERGES
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:413-7. 2007
    ....
  70. 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...
  71. 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...
  72. pmc Potentially inappropriate screening colonoscopy in Medicare patients: variation by physician and geographic region
    Kristin M Sheffield
    Departments of Surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0541, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:542-50. 2013
    ..Inappropriate use of colonoscopy involves unnecessary risk for older patients and consumes resources that could be used more effectively...
  73. pmc Refining physician quality indicators for screening mammography in older women: distinguishing appropriate use from overuse
    Alai Tan
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:380-7. 2013
    ..To assess the feasibility of refining physician quality indicators of screening mammography use based on patient life expectancy...
  74. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C virus infection in alcoholic hepatitis: prevalence patterns and impact on in-hospital mortality
    Ashwani K Singal
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Center for Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 55905, USA
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 24:1178-84. 2012
    ..Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and alcohol abuse are common causes of cirrhosis in the USA. There are limited data on HCV prevalence and mortality trends in patients with alcoholic hepatitis (AH)...
  75. doi request reprint Racial disparities in treatment for pancreatic cancer and impact on survival: a population-based analysis
    Vinamrata Singal
    Departments of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 138:715-22. 2012
    ..Mortality from pancreatic cancer is higher amongst blacks compared to other races. We performed this analysis with the aim of examining racial disparity for receipt pancreatic cancer treatment and its association with survival...
  76. pmc Trends in hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment and control in older Mexican Americans, 1993-2005
    Majd AlGhatrif
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch UTMB, Galveston, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 21:15-25. 2011
    ..To describe trends in hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control among older Mexican Americans living in the Southwestern United States from 1993-1994 to 2004-2005...
  77. pmc Walking speed threshold for classifying walking independence in hospitalized older adults
    James E Graham
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 1137, USA
    Phys Ther 90:1591-7. 2010
    ..Walking speed norms and several risk thresholds for poor health outcomes have been published for community-dwelling older adults. It is unclear whether these values apply to hospitalized older adults...
  78. 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...
  79. 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...
  80. pmc 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...
  81. 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...
  82. pmc Failure to perform cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis in elderly patients is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and cost
    Taylor S Riall
    Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 210:668-77, 677-9. 2010
    ..The rate of cholecystectomy and subsequent health care trajectory in elderly patients with acute cholecystitis has not been evaluated...
  83. 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...
  84. pmc Relationship between diabetes codes that affect Medicare reimbursement (tier comorbidities) and outcomes in stroke rehabilitation
    James E Graham
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1137, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:1110-6. 2009
    ..To examine the extent to which diabetes codes that increase reimbursement (tier comorbidities) under the prospective payment system are related to length of stay and functional outcomes in stroke rehabilitation...
  85. pmc Integrating age and comorbidity to assess screening mammography utilization
    Alai Tan
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 1148, USA
    Am J Prev Med 42:229-34. 2012
    ..However, many experts and guidelines encourage clinicians to consider patient health and/or life expectancy...
  86. pmc Concurrent use of warfarin and antibiotics and the risk of bleeding in older adults
    Jacques Baillargeon
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 77555, USA
    Am J Med 125:183-9. 2012
    ....
  87. pmc Trends in inpatient continuity of care for a cohort of Medicare patients 1996-2006
    Kathlyn E Fletcher
    Division of Primary Care, Clement J Zablocki VAMC and Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
    J Hosp Med 6:438-44. 2011
    ..Little is known about how changes in health care delivery, such as the use of hospitalists, have impacted inpatient continuity...
  88. pmc Pain and disability in older Mexican-American adults
    Gayle D Weaver
    Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Health Professions, School of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:992-9. 2009
    ..To examine an association between pain severity and functional disability in older Mexican Americans...
  89. 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...
  90. pmc Predictors of colorectal cancer following a negative colonoscopy in the Medicare population
    Amanpal Singh
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch UTMB, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 0764, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 56:3122-8. 2011
    ..The incidence of colorectal cancer following a normal colonoscopy in the Medicare population is not known...
  91. pmc 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...
  92. 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...
  93. 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...
  94. pmc End-of-life care in Medicare beneficiaries dying with pancreatic cancer
    Kristin M Sheffield
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0541, USA
    Cancer 117:5003-12. 2011
    ..The authors' goal was to characterize hospice enrollment and aggressiveness of care for pancreatic cancer patients at the end of life...
  95. ncbi request reprint Risk of malignancy with long-term immunosuppression in renal transplant recipients
    Mahendra L Agraharkar
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    Kidney Int 66:383-9. 2004
    ..Available data pertaining to cancer risks in renal transplant recipients have been inconsistent, and much of it is derived from international studies, which may not be truly representative of the United States population...
  96. 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...
  97. doi request reprint Reimbursement policy and androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer
    Vahakn B Shahinian
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0725, USA
    N Engl J Med 363:1822-32. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that these reductions would lead to decreases in the use of ADT for indications that were not evidence based...
  98. pmc Predictors of complementary and alternative medicine use among older Mexican Americans
    Jose A Loera
    Department of Internal Medicine Geriatrics Division, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Complement Ther Clin Pract 13:224-31. 2007
    ..In contrast, subjects who were born in US and spoke either Spanish or English at interview had lower CAM use compared with subjects who were born in Mexico...
  99. pmc Cross-sectional associations of albuminuria and C-reactive protein with functional disability in older adults with diabetes
    Hsu Ko Kuo
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    Diabetes Care 34:710-7. 2011
    ..To examine the relationship between albuminuria, inflammation, and disability in older adults with diabetes...
  100. doi request reprint Pediatric en bloc kidney transplantation to adult recipients: more than suboptimal?
    Suverta Bhayana
    Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77030, USA
    Transplantation 90:248-54. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study is to compare graft survival (GS) of en bloc kidney (EBK) from young pediatric donors to other deceased donor transplants in adult recipients...
  101. 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...