C Maynard

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Factors associated with presenting >12 hours after symptom onset of acute myocardial infarction among Veteran men
    Kelly McDermott
    Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 1545 Divisadero St, 3rd Floor, Box 1726, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 12:82. 2012
  2. doi request reprint The practice of transradial percutaneous coronary intervention in the Washington State Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program
    Charles Maynard
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Am Heart J 165:332-7. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Adjusting for patient differences in predicting hospital mortality for percutaneous coronary interventions in the Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program
    Charles Maynard
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, Wash, USA
    Am Heart J 145:658-64. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Comparison of outcomes of coronary stenting versus conventional coronary angioplasty in the department of veterans affairs medical centers
    C Maynard
    Department of Medicine and Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Am J Cardiol 87:1240-5. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in outcomes of veterans undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions
    C Maynard
    Department of Medicine and Health Services Research and Development, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Am Heart J 142:309-13. 2001
  6. pmc The use of percutaneous coronary intervention in black and white veterans with acute myocardial infarction
    Charles Maynard
    Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Health Services Research and Development, Seattle, Washington, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:107. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint The prevalence and outcomes of in-hospital acute myocardial infarction in the Department of Veterans Affairs Health System
    Charles Maynard
    Health Services Research and Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1410-6. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Substance use and five-year survival in Washington State mental hospitals
    Charles Maynard
    Department of Health Services at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 31:339-45. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Gender and place of death from coronary artery disease in Washington State
    Charles Maynard
    Health Services Research and Development 152, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System, 1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Am J Cardiol 93:1286-8. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Data resources in the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Charles Maynard
    HSR and D Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, and the Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:B22-6. 2004

Detail Information

Publications105 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Factors associated with presenting >12 hours after symptom onset of acute myocardial infarction among Veteran men
    Kelly McDermott
    Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 1545 Divisadero St, 3rd Floor, Box 1726, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 12:82. 2012
    ..Identifying predictors will help inform and target interventions for Veterans at a high risk of late presentation...
  2. doi request reprint The practice of transradial percutaneous coronary intervention in the Washington State Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program
    Charles Maynard
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Am Heart J 165:332-7. 2013
    ..0 mg/dl vs ≥2.0 mg/dl...
  3. ncbi request reprint Adjusting for patient differences in predicting hospital mortality for percutaneous coronary interventions in the Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program
    Charles Maynard
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, Wash, USA
    Am Heart J 145:658-64. 2003
    ..This study describes the development and testing of models for predicting hospital mortality in patients undergoing PCI...
  4. ncbi request reprint Comparison of outcomes of coronary stenting versus conventional coronary angioplasty in the department of veterans affairs medical centers
    C Maynard
    Department of Medicine and Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Am J Cardiol 87:1240-5. 2001
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in outcomes of veterans undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions
    C Maynard
    Department of Medicine and Health Services Research and Development, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Am Heart J 142:309-13. 2001
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether there were racial differences with respect to short- and long-term outcomes in veterans undergoing PCI...
  6. pmc The use of percutaneous coronary intervention in black and white veterans with acute myocardial infarction
    Charles Maynard
    Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Health Services Research and Development, Seattle, Washington, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:107. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine if black veterans with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are less likely to receive PCI than their white counterparts...
  7. ncbi request reprint The prevalence and outcomes of in-hospital acute myocardial infarction in the Department of Veterans Affairs Health System
    Charles Maynard
    Health Services Research and Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1410-6. 2006
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Substance use and five-year survival in Washington State mental hospitals
    Charles Maynard
    Department of Health Services at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 31:339-45. 2004
    ..Persons with these conditions need treatment to prevent premature death and medical conditions directly related to substance use disorder...
  9. ncbi request reprint Gender and place of death from coronary artery disease in Washington State
    Charles Maynard
    Health Services Research and Development 152, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System, 1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Am J Cardiol 93:1286-8. 2004
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Data resources in the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Charles Maynard
    HSR and D Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, and the Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:B22-6. 2004
    ..To provide an overview of databases that are maintained by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and are of relevance to investigators involved in epidemiologic, clinical, and health services research...
  11. ncbi request reprint Improved outcomes associated with stenting in the healthcare cost and utilization project
    C Maynard
    Department of Medicine, Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Interv Cardiol 14:159-63. 2001
    ..Although the volume outcome association for stenting was less clear in this study than in Medicare, these results do not mean that the fundamental volume outcome relationship has been changed by stenting...
  12. pmc Changes in the use of coronary artery revascularization procedures in the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Hospital Discharge Survey, and the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 1991-1999
    Charles Maynard
    Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 3:12. 2003
    ..Whether this finding is true for revascularization procedures performed in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers is the subject of this paper...
  13. ncbi request reprint Utilization of drug-eluting stents in the Veterans Health Administration
    Charles Maynard
    Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:218-20. 2005
    ..8% vs 1.1%), as were 10-day bypass surgery rates (0.2% vs 0.4%). In summary, in a large health care system, DESs were used widely with low rates of death and bypass surgery...
  14. ncbi request reprint Differences in cause of death of Washington State veterans who did and did not use Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare services
    Charles Maynard
    Department of Veterans Affairs Epidemiologic Research and Information Center 152, 1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 43:825-30. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that the VA patient population is socially disadvantaged and more severely affected by substance-use disorders compared with veterans who do not use VA healthcare services...
  15. ncbi request reprint Healthcare charges and use in commercially insured children enrolled in managed care health plans in Washington State
    C Maynard
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Matern Child Health J 4:29-38. 2000
    ..We focused on the effects of age and benefit level, the two most important predictors of cost and utilization in our study of adults...
  16. ncbi request reprint The role of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in predicting hospital mortality for percutaneous coronary interventions in the Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program
    Charles Maynard
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, 1100 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 21:1-5. 2009
    ..89; 95% CI = 0.85-0.93). Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is an important determinant of risk-adjusted in-hospital mortality for PCI, particularly for hospitals with low volumes and relatively high volumes of cardiac arrest cases...
  17. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in the utilization of public mental health services in Washington State
    C Maynard
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98105, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 24:411-24. 1997
    ..In particular, African-Americans were more likely to use crisis services and were less likely to use individual or group treatment. This previously reported finding requires further exploration...
  18. pmc The association of state per capita income and military service deaths in the Vietnam and Iraq wars
    Charles Maynard
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Popul Health Metr 7:1. 2009
    ..The purpose of this report was to examine the association between war deaths and per capita income in the 50 states and District of Columbia during the Vietnam and Iraq wars...
  19. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric hospitalization of persons with dual diagnoses: estimates from two national surveys
    C Maynard
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98105, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 49:1615-7. 1998
    ..Nationally, the number of community hospitalizations for dually diagnosed patients increased 15 percent from 1990 to 1994, and total hospital charges increased from $1.9 to $2.2 billion...
  20. pmc Cause of death in Washington state veterans hospitalized with acute coronary syndromes in the veterans health administration
    Charles Maynard
    Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    Popul Health Metr 6:3. 2008
    ..abstract:..
  21. ncbi request reprint Utilization of services for mentally ill chemically abusing patients discharged from residential treatment
    C Maynard
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98105, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 26:219-28. 1999
    ..This study was limited by the absence of a control group and posttreatment alcohol and drug use data. In addition, other unmeasured factors could have explained the association between program completion and better outcomes...
  22. ncbi request reprint Thrombolysis versus primary angioplasty in older patients with acute myocardial infarction
    C Maynard
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle 98105, USA
    Drugs Aging 14:427-35. 1999
    ..More data about long term follow-up and the association between outcomes and hospital and operator volumes for primary PTCA in older patients are needed before a definitive recommendation can be made...
  23. ncbi request reprint Utilization of services by persons discharged from involuntary chemical dependency treatment
    C Maynard
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle, USA
    J Addict Dis 19:83-93. 2000
    ..4 per 1000 persons per year was 4 times greater than the age adjusted death rate for the US adult population. Further studies of other involuntary chemical dependency treatment programs are needed to evaluate the results of this report...
  24. ncbi request reprint Association between week of the month and death from acute myocardial infarction in Washington state, 1988 to 1997
    C Maynard
    Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Am Heart J 140:196-9. 2000
    ..The purpose of this report is to determine if death caused by acute myocardial infarction occurs more often in the first 7 days of the month than in the last 7 days of the preceding month...
  25. ncbi request reprint Assessment of vital status in Department of Veterans Affairs national databases. comparison with state death certificates
    J A Dominitz
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 11:286-91. 2001
    ..For veterans having exclusively outpatient visits, however, the VA files miss a substantial proportion of deaths. For these patients, alternative means of vital status ascertainment are warranted...
  26. ncbi request reprint Primary care physician compensation method in medical groups: does it influence the use and cost of health services for enrollees in managed care organizations?
    D A Conrad
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7660, USA
    JAMA 279:853-8. 1998
    ..Growth of at-risk managed care contracts between health plans and medical groups has been well documented, but less is known about the nature of financial incentives within those medical groups or their effects on health care utilization...
  27. ncbi request reprint The effect of left internal mammary artery utilization on short-term outcomes after coronary revascularization
    Robert J Dabal
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine and Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veteran s Affairs, Seattle, 98195, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:464-70. 2003
    ..The study also explored variability in the utilization of LIMA grafts across an entire state...
  28. ncbi request reprint Use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors at discharge in patients with acute myocardial infarction in the United States: data from the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction 2
    H V Barron
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 32:360-7. 1998
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Trends in peripheral vascular procedures in the Veterans Health Administration, 1989-1998
    J A Mayfield
    Center of Excellence in Prosthetic Engineering and Limb Loss Prevention, Rehabilitation Research and Development, Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 38:347-56. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: The VHA provides almost 8% of all US peripheral vascular procedures in males. The VHA age-specific rates differ from the US rates with a shift to younger patients. The rates decreased for all age groups between 1989-1998...
  30. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of black patients admitted to coronary care units in metropolitan Seattle: results from the Myocardial Infarction Triage and Intervention Registry (MITI)
    C Maynard
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle
    Am J Cardiol 67:18-23. 1991
    ..Despite differences in age, referral patterns and the use of coronary angioplasty and bypass surgery, black and white patients with AMI in metropolitan Seattle had similar outcomes...
  31. ncbi request reprint The association between institutional primary angioplasty procedure volume and outcome in elderly Americans
    N R Every
    VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, 1660 South Columbian Way, HSR and D 152, Seattle, WA, 98108, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 12:303-8. 2000
    ..The association between primary angioplasty volume and outcome has not been evaluated...
  32. ncbi request reprint Short-term outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention: effects of stenting and institutional volume shifts
    Colin T Watanabe
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash, USA
    Am Heart J 144:310-4. 2002
    ..This study examines how the dissemination of stenting and procedural shifts to high-volume facilities have affected short-term outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
  33. ncbi request reprint The relationship between alcohol screening questionnaires and mortality among male veteran outpatients
    K A Bradley
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 62:826-33. 2001
    ..This study evaluated whether responses to alcohol screening questionnaires predicted mortality in a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) primary care population...
  34. ncbi request reprint Association between percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty volumes and outcomes in the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project 1993-1994
    J L Ritchie
    Department of Medicine, Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Am J Cardiol 83:493-7. 1999
    ..The results of this study support the hypothesis that better results are obtained in higher volume institutions, but also show that in 1993 and 1994, relatively few patients had their procedures performed in low-volume institutions...
  35. ncbi request reprint Comparison of short-term outcomes following coronary artery stenting in men versus women
    C T Watanabe
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Am J Cardiol 88:848-52. 2001
    ..Furthermore, it confirms that female gender is an independent predictor of mortality after conventional PTCA...
  36. doi request reprint Women veterans and outcomes after acute myocardial infarction
    Stephanie Wheeler
    VA Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, S 111 GIMC, 1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:613-8. 2009
    ..The objective of this study is to describe clinical characteristics, treatment, and survival in women veterans compared with men after admission to VA hospitals for AMI...
  37. pmc Declining mortality following acute myocardial infarction in the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System
    Stephan D Fihn
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 9:44. 2009
    ..Mortality from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is declining worldwide. We sought to determine if mortality in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has also been declining...
  38. ncbi request reprint A case-control study of endoscopy and mortality from adenocarcinoma of the esophagus or gastric cardia in persons with GERD
    David J Kearney
    Primary and Specialty Medical Care Service, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 57:823-9. 2003
    ..This study assessed whether EGD reduces mortality from adenocarcinoma of the esophagus or gastric cardia for patients with gastroesophageal reflux...
  39. ncbi request reprint Survival following lower-limb amputation in a veteran population
    J A Mayfield
    Center of Excellence in Amputation, Prosthetics, and Limb Loss Prevention, Rehabilitation Research and Development, Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 38:341-5. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: Survival following lower-limb amputation is impaired by advancing age, cardiovascular and renal disease, and proximal amputation level. Also, a small survival advantage is seen for African Americans and those with diabetes...
  40. ncbi request reprint Prognostic implications of the urinary albumin to creatinine ratio in veterans of different ages with diabetes
    ANN M O'HARE
    Division of Nephrology, Primary and Specialty Medicine Service Line, VA Puget Sound Medical Center, Nephrology and Renal Dialysis Unit, Bldg 100, Room 5B113, 1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:930-6. 2010
    ..Albuminuria is associated with an increased risk of death independent of level of renal function. Whether this association is similar for adults of all ages is not known...
  41. ncbi request reprint The association of sex and payer status on management and subsequent survival in acute myocardial infarction
    John G Canto
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:587-93. 2002
    ..However, to our knowledge, no reports have described the influence of payer status on the treatment and outcome of women and men with acute myocardial infarction...
  42. pmc Herpes zoster incidence in a multicenter cohort of solid organ transplant recipients
    S A Pergam
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98109, USA
    Transpl Infect Dis 13:15-23. 2011
    ..To assess incidence of HZ, we examined patients who underwent SOT and received follow-up care within the large multicenter US Department of Veteran's Affairs healthcare system...
  43. pmc Outcomes in African-American women with suspected acute myocardial infarction: the Myocardial Infarction Triage and Intervention Project
    C Maynard
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98102, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 87:339-44. 1995
    ..Compared with their white counterparts, African-American women with suspected acute MI were considerably worse off from both socioeconomic and clinical standpoints, and their relative disadvantage was apparent in poor outcomes...
  44. pmc A physician survey of the effect of drug sample availability on physicians' behavior
    L D Chew
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98104, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 15:478-83. 2000
    ....
  45. pmc Alcohol screening and risk of postoperative complications in male VA patients undergoing major non-cardiac surgery
    Katharine A Bradley
    Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:162-9. 2011
    ..Four weeks of preoperative abstinence decreases the risk of complications, but practical approaches for early preoperative identification of alcohol misuse are needed...
  46. ncbi request reprint Predictors of wound complications after laryngectomy: A study of over 2000 patients
    Seth R Schwartz
    University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 131:61-8. 2004
    ..Those significant at the P < 0.01 level were analyzed with logistic regression and conjunctive consolidation to identify independent predictors of wound complications...
  47. doi request reprint The relationship between repeated epidural steroid injections and subsequent opioid use and lumbar surgery
    Janna Friedly
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Costs and Outcomes Research Center, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98127, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1011-5. 2008
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Pilot randomized clinical trial of prehospital induction of mild hypothermia in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients with a rapid infusion of 4 degrees C normal saline
    Francis Kim
    Department of Medicine, Box 359748, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Circulation 115:3064-70. 2007
    ..The aims of the present pilot study were to assess the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of in-field cooling...
  49. ncbi request reprint Two brief alcohol-screening tests From the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT): validation in a female Veterans Affairs patient population
    Katharine A Bradley
    Veteran Women s Alcohol Problems Study, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Health Services Research and Development Service, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:821-9. 2003
    ..The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) questions 1 through 3 (AUDIT-C), and AUDIT question 3 alone are effective alcohol-screening tests in male Veterans Affairs (VA) patients, but have not been validated in women...
  50. ncbi request reprint Pilot study of rapid infusion of 2 L of 4 degrees C normal saline for induction of mild hypothermia in hospitalized, comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    Francis Kim
    Department of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Circulation 112:715-9. 2005
    ..Infusion of cold, intravenous fluid has been proposed as a safe, effective, and inexpensive technique to induce mild hypothermia after cardiac arrest...
  51. doi request reprint Changing volumes, risk profiles, and outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting and percutaneous coronary interventions
    Gabriel S Aldea
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:1828-38. 2009
    ....
  52. pmc Posttraumatic stress disorder screening status is associated with increased VA medical and surgical utilization in women
    Dorcas J Dobie
    Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:S58-64. 2006
    ..Women with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) report poor health, but associations with health care utilization are understudied...
  53. doi request reprint Glycemic and lipid control among patients with diabetes at six U.S. public hospitals
    Lisa D Chew
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Washington Harborview Medical Center, 325 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:1060-75. 2008
    ..While public hospital systems care for large numbers of socioeconomically vulnerable and ethnically diverse populations who have diabetes, little is known about the quality of diabetes care provided in these sites...
  54. doi request reprint Retention in methadone maintenance drug treatment for prescription-type opioid primary users compared to heroin users
    Caleb J Banta-Green
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Addiction 104:775-83. 2009
    ..To assess retention in methadone maintenance treatment for prescription-type opioid primary (PTOP) users compared to heroin users...
  55. ncbi request reprint Transthoracic incremental monophasic versus biphasic defibrillation by emergency responders (TIMBER): a randomized comparison of monophasic with biphasic waveform ascending energy defibrillation for the resuscitation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest due
    Peter J Kudenchuk
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Circulation 114:2010-8. 2006
    ..Although biphasic, as compared with monophasic, waveform defibrillation for cardiac arrest is increasing in use and popularity, whether it is truly a more lifesaving waveform is unproven...
  56. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of lower-extremity disease in veterans with diabetes
    Jennifer A Mayfield
    Center of Excellence in Amputation, Prosthetics and Limb Loss Prevention, Rehabilitation, Research and Development, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:B39-44. 2004
    ..To describe the epidemiology of lower-extremity complications of diabetes in veterans who are users of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...
  57. ncbi request reprint Predictors of hospital outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention in the community
    Audrey H Wu
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
    J Interv Cardiol 17:151-8. 2004
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Survival of veterans with sleep apnea: continuous positive airway pressure versus surgery
    Edward M Weaver
    Surgery and Perioperative Care Service, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 130:659-65. 2004
    ..Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) improves sleep apnea survival. We tested whether CPAP is associated with better survival than uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)...
  59. ncbi request reprint Use of off-pump and on-pump CABG strategies in current clinical practice: the Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program of the state of Washington
    Gabriel S Aldea
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery of the University of Washington School of Medicine, Olympia, WA, USA
    J Card Surg 18:206-15; discussion 216. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study is to assess clinical outcomes and regional differences in the use of on-pump and off-pump CABG in current clinical practice...
  60. ncbi request reprint Winter respiratory viruses and health care use: a population-based study in the northwest United States
    Kathleen M Neuzil
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:201-7. 2003
    ..1-1.5) per 1000 low-risk individuals aged 18-49 years, to 10.6 (95% CI, 7.5-13.6) per 1000 high-risk individuals aged >or=65 years. Each year, circulation of influenza and RSV coincide with predictable increases in medical care use...
  61. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in diabetic nephropathy, cardiovascular disease, and mortality in a national population of veterans
    Bessie A Young
    Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:2392-9. 2003
    ..To determine racial differences in the prevalence of diabetic nephropathy, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and risk of mortality in a national health care system...
  62. ncbi request reprint The burden of diabetes-associated cardiovascular hospitalizations in Veterans Administration (VA) and non-VA medical facilities
    Nicholas L Smith
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:B27-32. 2004
    ..This study examines the relative burden of cardiovascular disease in diabetic and nondiabetic admissions to Veterans Administration (VA) and non-VA hospitals...
  63. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder in female veterans: association with self-reported health problems and functional impairment
    Dorcas J Dobie
    Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:394-400. 2004
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Diabetes in the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Gayle E Reiber
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:B1-2. 2004
  65. ncbi request reprint Effects of ethnicity and nephropathy on lower-extremity amputation risk among diabetic veterans
    Bessie A Young
    Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:495-501. 2003
    ..To describe ethnic differences in the risk of amputation in diabetic patients with diabetic nephropathy...
  66. ncbi request reprint Diabetes in nonveterans, veterans, and veterans receiving Department of Veterans Affairs health care
    Gayle E Reiber
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:B3-9. 2004
    ..To compare behavioral risk factors and health and disease characteristics among three groups of adults with diabetes: nonveterans, veterans not receiving Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care, and veterans using VA services...
  67. ncbi request reprint Diabetes-related utilization and costs for inpatient and outpatient services in the Veterans Administration
    Matthew L Maciejewski
    HSR and D Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:B69-73. 2004
    ..Trends in utilization across different age and racial groups, as well as total direct inpatient and outpatient costs for 1998, are presented...
  68. ncbi request reprint Race, treatment, and survival of veterans with cancer of the distal esophagus and gastric cardia
    Jason A Dominitz
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Department of Surgery, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Washington 98108 1597, USA
    Med Care 40:I14-26. 2002
    ..Prior studies have found racial differences in the use of invasive procedures and in cancer survival...
  69. ncbi request reprint Eye disease in veterans with diabetes
    James Orcutt
    Department of Ophthalmology, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:B50-3. 2004
    ..To describe the screening, prevalence, and management of eye disease in veterans cared for by the Veterans Affairs (VA) System...
  70. ncbi request reprint Diabetes and renal disease in veterans
    Bessie A Young
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:B45-9. 2004
    ..To describe the frequency and sequelae of diabetic renal disease in veterans who receive health care from the Veterans Administration (VA)...
  71. ncbi request reprint Effects of cardiac rehabilitation on self-reported health status after coronary artery bypass surgery
    J Richard Goss
    University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 22:410-7. 2002
    ..To examine the effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation on health status following coronary artery bypass surgery...
  72. pmc Causes of chest pain and symptoms suggestive of acute cardiac ischemia in African-American patients presenting to the emergency department: a multicenter study
    C Maynard
    Department of Medicine, New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 89:665-71. 1997
    ..Despite having less acute cardiac ischemia, African Americans in this study had high risk levels for coronary artery disease...
  73. ncbi request reprint The use of trimodality therapy for the treatment of operable esophageal carcinoma in the veteran population: patient survival and outcome analysis
    K G Billingsley
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Cancer 92:1272-80. 2001
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  74. ncbi request reprint Predictors of repeat revascularization after nonemergent, first percutaneous coronary intervention in the community
    Audrey H Wu
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash, USA
    Am Heart J 147:146-50. 2004
    ..We sought to determine the incidence of and risk factors for repeat revascularization after nonemergent, first percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) performed in contemporary community practice...
  75. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of knee pain and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis among veteran traumatic amputees and nonamputees
    Daniel C Norvell
    Health Services Research and Development, Seattle, WA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:487-93. 2005
    ..To determine whether amputees have an increased risk of knee pain or symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA) compared with nonamputees...
  76. pmc Estimating risk of alcohol dependence using alcohol screening scores
    Anna D Rubinsky
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 108:29-36. 2010
    ..AUDIT or AUDIT-C scores could be used to estimate the probability of past-year alcohol dependence among patients who screen positive for alcohol misuse and inform clinical decision-making...
  77. ncbi request reprint Screening for post-traumatic stress disorder in female Veteran's Affairs patients: validation of the PTSD checklist
    Dorcas J Dobie
    Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 24:367-74. 2002
    ..86 (95% CI 0.82-0.90). A PCL score of 38 optimized the performance of the PCL as a screening test (sensitivity 0.79, specificity 0.79). The PCL performed well as a screening measure for the detection of PTSD in female VA patients...
  78. ncbi request reprint Time-dependent predictors of primary cardiac arrest in patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Harry P Selker
    Center for Cardiovascular Health Services Research, Division of Clinical Care Research, Department of Medicine, Tufts New England Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Am J Cardiol 91:280-6. 2003
    ..Those with prolonged QTc or substantial ST elevation who survive the initial 1.5-hour period are those less susceptible to these risks...
  79. ncbi request reprint Effects of a statewide physician-led quality-improvement program on the quality of cardiac care
    J Richard Goss
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Am Heart J 151:1033-42. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether quality improvement interventions resulted in the correction of data deficiencies and performance outliers for cardiac revascularization procedures...
  80. ncbi request reprint Department of Veterans Affairs compensation and medical care benefits accorded to veterans with major limb loss
    Charles Maynard
    Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 47:403-8. 2010
    ..A special obligation exists to those who have sustained serious injuries related to combat; this responsibility extends for the life of the servicemember and beyond to his or her spouse and dependents...
  81. ncbi request reprint Elevated prevalence of hepatitis C infection in users of United States veterans medical centers
    Jason A Dominitz
    Epidemiologic Research and Information Center VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108 1597, USA
    Hepatology 41:88-96. 2005
    ..In conclusion, the prevalence of hepatitis C in these subjects exceeds the estimate from the general US population by more than 2-fold, likely reflecting more exposure to traditional risk factors among these veterans...
  82. ncbi request reprint Servicemembers and veterans with major traumatic limb loss from Vietnam war and OIF/OEF conflicts: survey methods, participants, and summary findings
    Gayle E Reiber
    Health Services Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 47:275-97. 2010
    ..7-fold higher for OIF/OEF than for Vietnam war survey participants. Findings from this cross-conflict survey identify many strengths in prosthetic rehabilitation for those with limb loss and several areas for future attention...
  83. ncbi request reprint Effects of compensation method on physician behaviors
    J Tufano
    University of Washington, Department of Health Services, 1959 NE Pacific St. Room H660, Seattle, WA 98195-7660, USA
    Am J Manag Care 7:363-73. 2001
    ..The changing context of medical practice represents another powerful "macro" lever on physician behavior...
  84. ncbi request reprint The failure of years of experience with electrocardiographic transmission from paramedics to the hospital emergency department to reduce the delay from door to primary coronary intervention below the 90-minute threshold during acute myocardial infarction
    Creighton Vaught
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Electrocardiol 39:136-41. 2006
    ..Data indicate that significant myocardial salvage requires reperfusion within 2 hours, and the current American College of Cardiology guideline is 90 minutes after hospital emergency department admission...
  85. pmc Active surface cooling protocol to induce mild therapeutic hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a retrospective before-and-after comparison in a single hospital
    Creighton W Don
    Departments of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Crit Care Med 37:3062-9. 2009
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  86. pmc The impact of financial incentives on physician productivity in medical groups
    Douglas A Conrad
    University of Washington, Department of Health Services, Seattle 98195 7660, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:885-906. 2002
    ..To estimate the effect of financial incentives in medical groups--both at the level of individual physician and collectively--on individual physician productivity...
  87. ncbi request reprint Clopidogrel and long-term outcomes after stent implantation for acute coronary syndrome
    P Michael Ho
    Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, CO 80220, USA
    Am Heart J 154:846-51. 2007
    ..Little is known about the association between clopidogrel use and long-term outcomes after stent implantation for acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in clinical practice...
  88. ncbi request reprint A primer and comparative review of major US mortality databases
    Diane C Cowper
    Veterans Affairs Information Resource Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Health Service Research and Development Service Resource Center at the Edward Hines, Jr, Veterans Affairs Hospital, Hines, IL 60141 5000, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 12:462-8. 2002
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  89. ncbi request reprint The impact of ethnicity on outcomes following coronary artery bypass graft surgery in the Veterans Health Administration
    John S Rumsfeld
    Cardiology 111B, Denver VA Medical Center, 1055 Clermont Street, Denver, Colorado 80222, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 40:1786-93. 2002
    ..We evaluated the effect of African American (AA) and Hispanic American (HA) ethnicity on mortality and complications following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)...
  90. ncbi request reprint Electrocardiographic comparison of myocardial salvage with primary revascularization versus thrombolysis in inferior myocardial infarction
    Michael P Hudson
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham NC, USA
    J Electrocardiol 35:11-8. 2002
    ..PR groups, (38.3% vs. 44.9% respectively, P =.66). Among patients with inferior AMI, myocardial salvage was achieved with both TT and PR therapy and did not differ significantly between reperfusion strategies...
  91. ncbi request reprint Consideration of the total ST-segment deviation on the initial electrocardiogram for predicting final acute posterior myocardial infarct size in patients with maximum ST-segment deviation as depression in leads V1 through V3. A FRISC II substudy
    Rasmus S Ripa
    Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Electrocardiol 38:180-6. 2005
    ..Documentation of a relationship between the quantities of acute ST change and final QRS estimated acute myocardial infarction (AMI) size could form the basis for clinical trials to determine the value of reperfusion therapy...
  92. ncbi request reprint Prehospital triage of acute myocardial infarction: wireless transmission of electrocardiograms to the on-call cardiologist via a handheld computer
    Paul T Campbell
    NorthEast Medical Center, Concord, NC 27705, USA
    J Electrocardiol 38:300-9. 2005
    ..Further delays in the time to treatment typically lead to reduced benefits and poorer outcomes...
  93. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of quantitative baseline ST-segment elevation for predicting outcomes after primary coronary angioplasty or fibrinolysis (results from the DANAMI-2 trial)
    Maria Sejersten
    Heart Centre, Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Cardiol 97:611-6. 2006
    ..Regardless of SigmaST, patients had a lower composite end-point rate with primary coronary angioplasty than with fibrinolysis...
  94. doi request reprint Prediction of the localization of high-risk coronary atherosclerotic plaques on the basis of low endothelial shear stress: an intravascular ultrasound and histopathology natural history study
    Yiannis S Chatzizisis
    Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 117:993-1002. 2008
    ..Our hypothesis was that the lowest values of ESS are responsible for the development of high-risk coronary atherosclerotic plaques associated with excessive expansive remodeling...
  95. ncbi request reprint Complementary and alternative medicine use among Veterans Affairs outpatients
    Mark A Micek
    J Altern Complement Med 13:190-3. 2007
  96. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of prehospital wireless transmission of electrocardiograms to a cardiologist via hand-held device for patients with acute myocardial infarction (from the Timely Intervention in Myocardial Emergency, NorthEast Experience [TIME-NE])
    George L Adams
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Cardiol 98:1160-4. 2006
    ....
  97. ncbi request reprint Paramedic transtelephonic communication to cardiologist of clinical and electrocardiographic assessment for rapid reperfusion of ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    David G Strauss
    School of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    J Electrocardiol 40:265-70. 2007
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  98. ncbi request reprint Inpatient and follow-up cardiology care and mortality for acute coronary syndrome patients in the Veterans Health Administration
    P Michael Ho
    Medical Service, Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Am Heart J 154:489-94. 2007
    ..The impact of inpatient and follow-up cardiology care on patient outcomes after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) hospital discharge is unknown...
  99. ncbi request reprint Beware of the"..."
    Edward M Weaver
    J Clin Sleep Med 1:434; author reply 435. 2005
  100. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the ability of paramedics with that of cardiologists in diagnosing ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction in patients with acute chest pain
    Maria Sejersten
    Department of Cardiology, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Am J Cardiol 90:995-8. 2002
  101. ncbi request reprint Timing of ischemic onset estimated from the electrocardiogram is better than historical timing for predicting outcome after reperfusion therapy for acute anterior myocardial infarction: a DANish trial in Acute Myocardial Infarction 2 (DANAMI-2) substudy
    Maria Sejersten
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am Heart J 154:61.e1-8. 2007
    ....