Maria Pisu

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Geographic variation of epilepsy for older Americans: how close to the geographic variation of stroke?
    Maria Pisu
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 4410, USA
    Epilepsia 53:2186-93. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Diagnostic tests and neurology care for Medicare beneficiaries with seizures: differences across racial groups
    Maria Pisu
    Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
    Med Care 50:730-6. 2012
  3. pmc Incidence and prevalence of epilepsy among older U.S. Medicare beneficiaries
    E Faught
    Department of Neurology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Neurology 78:448-53. 2012
  4. pmc Presence of medical schools may contribute to reducing breast cancer mortality and disparities
    Maria Pisu
    Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 21:961-76. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Treatment for older prostate cancer patients: disparities in a southern state
    Maria Pisu
    Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
    Med Care 48:915-22. 2010
  6. pmc The out of pocket cost of breast cancer survivors: a review
    Maria Pisu
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 4:202-9. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Substance abuse treatment in an urban HIV clinic: who enrolls and what are the benefits?
    Maria Pisu
    Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    AIDS Care 22:348-54. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Less-than-standard treatment in rectal cancer patients: which patients are at risk?
    Maria Pisu
    Department of Medicine Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 4410, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 102:190-8. 2010
  9. pmc Medication assistance programs: do all in need benefit equally?
    Maria Pisu
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Deep South Musculoskeletal Center for Research and Education in Therapeutics, Division of Preventive Medicine, 1530 3rd Ave South, MT 628, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 4410, USA
    Ethn Dis 20:339-45. 2010
  10. pmc Targeted tuberculosis contact investigation saves money without sacrificing health
    Maria Pisu
    Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 15:319-27. 2009

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. doi request reprint Geographic variation of epilepsy for older Americans: how close to the geographic variation of stroke?
    Maria Pisu
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 4410, USA
    Epilepsia 53:2186-93. 2012
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  2. doi request reprint Diagnostic tests and neurology care for Medicare beneficiaries with seizures: differences across racial groups
    Maria Pisu
    Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
    Med Care 50:730-6. 2012
    ..Neurologists' care is also important, given associated diagnosis and treatment challenges in older patients...
  3. pmc Incidence and prevalence of epilepsy among older U.S. Medicare beneficiaries
    E Faught
    Department of Neurology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Neurology 78:448-53. 2012
    ..To determine the prevalence and incidence of epilepsy among U.S. Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years old and over, and to compare rates across demographic groups...
  4. pmc Presence of medical schools may contribute to reducing breast cancer mortality and disparities
    Maria Pisu
    Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 21:961-76. 2010
    ..96, CI 0.94-0.99), or being successful vs. failing (OR 1.03, CI 1.00-1.06) or vs. with disparities (OR 1.04, CI 1.01-1.07). Medical resources did not explain county type differences, but type of care available may be important...
  5. doi request reprint Treatment for older prostate cancer patients: disparities in a southern state
    Maria Pisu
    Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
    Med Care 48:915-22. 2010
    ..Little is known about treatment rates in socioeconomically deprived states with large Black populations like Alabama...
  6. pmc The out of pocket cost of breast cancer survivors: a review
    Maria Pisu
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 4:202-9. 2010
    ..Current turbulent economic climate increases the urgency to better understand this burden. Few studies or systematic reviews focus on OOP costs...
  7. doi request reprint Substance abuse treatment in an urban HIV clinic: who enrolls and what are the benefits?
    Maria Pisu
    Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    AIDS Care 22:348-54. 2010
    ..In this small sample of HIV-infected patients with a limited follow-up period, women were more likely to enroll in SAT than men, and SAT reached those who needed it, e.g., IDUs. We did not find an effect of SAT on HIV clinical outcomes...
  8. ncbi request reprint Less-than-standard treatment in rectal cancer patients: which patients are at risk?
    Maria Pisu
    Department of Medicine Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 4410, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 102:190-8. 2010
    ..In states where socioeconomics and limited medical resources may hinder treatment, cancer care is understudied. The objective is to describe initiation and completion of rectal cancer treatment in Alabama...
  9. pmc Medication assistance programs: do all in need benefit equally?
    Maria Pisu
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Deep South Musculoskeletal Center for Research and Education in Therapeutics, Division of Preventive Medicine, 1530 3rd Ave South, MT 628, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 4410, USA
    Ethn Dis 20:339-45. 2010
    ..To determine if medication assistance programs (MAPs) provided by pharmaceutical companies were used differently by African Americans and Whites...
  10. pmc Targeted tuberculosis contact investigation saves money without sacrificing health
    Maria Pisu
    Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 15:319-27. 2009
    ..The contact priority model (CPM) uses a decision rule to minimize testing of low-risk contacts; however, its impact on costs and disease control is unknown...
  11. pmc Out of pocket cost comparison between Caucasian and minority breast cancer survivors in the Breast Cancer Education Intervention (BCEI)
    Maria Pisu
    School of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 127:521-9. 2011
    ..Future studies can investigate how this burden affects the quality of life of breast cancer survivors, especially minorities...
  12. ncbi request reprint Household-based costs and benefits of vaccinating healthy children in daycare against influenza virus: results from a pilot study
    Maria Pisu
    Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education COERE, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 4410, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 23:55-67. 2005
    ..Vaccinating children against influenza virus may reduce infections in immunised children and household contacts, thereby reducing the household-based cost associated with respiratory illnesses...
  13. pmc Medication adherence among rural, low-income hypertensive adults: a randomized trial of a multimedia community-based intervention
    Michelle Y Martin
    Division of Preventative Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 4410, USA
    Am J Health Promot 25:372-8. 2011
    ..Examine the effectiveness of a community-based, multimedia intervention on medication adherence among hypertensive adults...
  14. pmc Breast cancer screening interventions in selected counties across US regions
    Shamly Austin
    Department of Health Services Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Avenue S, Birmingham, AL 35294 1270, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 21:2165-72. 2010
    ..To determine the types of, and the populations targeted by interventions implemented to increase breast cancer screening rates in counties with large African American populations across different US regions...
  15. pmc Does economic burden influence quality of life in breast cancer survivors?
    KAREN MENESES
    School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 124:437-43. 2012
    ..Yet, economic burden is rarely examined in cancer survivorship. The goal of this paper is to describe the effect of economic hardship and burden among women with breast cancer...
  16. pmc An application of longitudinal analysis with skewed outcomes
    Andres Azuero
    School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, NE, USA
    Nurs Res 59:301-7. 2010
    ..However, these designs present statistical challenges particularly related to accounting for the variance and covariance of the repeated measurements on the same participants and to modeling outcomes that are not normally distributed...
  17. ncbi request reprint Failure to establish HIV care: characterizing the "no show" phenomenon
    Michael J Mugavero
    Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:127-30. 2007
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  18. pmc Relationship of health behavior theories with self-efficacy among insufficiently active hypertensive African-American women
    Michelle Y Martin
    Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Ave South, 1717 11th Ave South MT 617, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, United States
    Patient Educ Couns 72:137-45. 2008
    ..This study identified theoretical correlates associated with self-efficacy among insufficiently active, hypertensive Black women...
  19. pmc Taking less than prescribed: medication nonadherence and provider-patient relationships in lower-income, rural minority adults with hypertension
    Michelle Y Martin
    Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, The School of Public Health, Health Behavior, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 12:706-13. 2010
    ..Creating clinical encounters that minimize the stressful nature of the visit and encourage patient question-asking behavior may also be important for the optimal management of hypertension...
  20. doi request reprint Tailoring cancer education and support programs for low-income, primarily African American cancer survivors
    Michelle Y Martin
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Oncol Nurs Forum 38:E55-9. 2011
    ..to identify the information and stress-management topics of most interest to low-income, predominantly African American cancer survivors...
  21. doi request reprint Gender differences in colon cancer treatment
    JoAnn S Oliver
    Capstone College of Nursing, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35205, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 22:344-51. 2013
    ..00, p=0.049), but not for having 0-4 months of 5FU when adjusting for adverse effects (aOR 1.36, CI 0.95-1.94, p=0.09). Conclusions: In Alabama, some gender differences in stage-specific colon cancer treatment are worth further scrutiny...
  22. pmc Gender differences in discontinuation of antiretroviral treatment regimens
    Mirjam Colette Kempf
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 52:336-41. 2009
    ..Reported reasons for change or discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy ([delta]ART) include adverse events, intolerability, and nonadherence. Little is known how reasons for [delta]ART differ by gender...
  23. pmc Pharmaceuticals companies' medication assistance programs: potentially useful but too burdensome to use?
    Maria Pisu
    Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education and Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    South Med J 102:139-44. 2009
    ..This study examined how physicians perceive pharmaceutical companies' medication assistance programs (MAPs)...
  24. pmc The impact of cost on the availability of fruits and vegetables in the homes of schoolchildren in Birmingham, Alabama
    Jamy D Ard
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:367-72. 2007
    ..We sought to determine whether fruit and vegetable cost and consumers' race and income would predict availability of fruits and vegetables in homes of schoolchildren in the Birmingham, Ala, area...
  25. pmc Racial variation in willingness to trade financial resources for life-prolonging cancer treatment
    Michelle Y Martin
    Division of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
    Cancer 117:3476-84. 2011
    ..We compared the willingness to use personal financial resources to extend life among white, black, Hispanic, and Asian cancer patients...
  26. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of hepatitis B vaccination of prison inmates
    Maria Pisu
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, MS D59, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Vaccine 21:312-21. 2002
    ..Thus, while prisons might not have economic incentives to implement hepatitis B vaccination programs, the health care system would benefit from allocating resources to them...
  27. doi request reprint Developing effective cancer pain education programs
    Michelle Y Martin
    Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 4410, USA
    Curr Pain Headache Rep 16:332-42. 2012
    ..We conclude with recommendations for future research and the next generation of educational interventions...
  28. ncbi request reprint Distribution of health care expenditures for HIV-infected patients
    Ray Y Chen
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 42:1003-10. 2006
    ..Health care expenditures for persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the United State determined on the basis of actual health care use have not been reported in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy...
  29. pmc Web-based smoking cessation intervention that transitions from inpatient to outpatient: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Kathleen F Harrington
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, Birmingham, Alabama 35249 7337, USA
    Trials 13:123. 2012
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  30. ncbi request reprint Trends in colon cancer screening procedures in the US Medicare and Tricare populations: 1999-2001
    Randal H Robertson
    Department of Health Services Administration, School of Health Related Professions, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294 3361, USA
    Prev Med 42:460-2. 2006
    ..This study examined trends in the numbers of double contrast barium enemas, flexible sigmoidoscopies, and colonoscopies and trends in the choices of colorectal cancer screening service providers...
  31. ncbi request reprint Balancing bones and bucks among new glucocorticoid users
    Kenneth G Saag
    J Rheumatol 30:1-3. 2003