M J V Pugh

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas Health Science Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Potentially inappropriate antiepileptic drugs for elderly patients with epilepsy
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:417-22. 2004
  2. doi request reprint Trends in antiepileptic drug prescribing for older patients with new-onset epilepsy: 2000-2004
    M J V Pugh
    Department of Veterans Affairs, South Texas Veterans Health Care System Verdict, Audie L Murphy Division 11C6, 7400 Merton Minter Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78229 4404, USA
    Neurology 70:2171-8. 2008
  3. doi request reprint New-onset epilepsy risk factors in older veterans
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Evidence Based Research Dissemination Implementation Research Center, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:237-42. 2009
  4. pmc Impact of statins and ACE inhibitors on mortality after COPD exacerbations
    Eric M Mortensen
    VERDICT research unit, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Respir Res 10:45. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Choice of initial antiepileptic drug for older veterans: possible pharmacokinetic drug interactions with existing medications
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System, VERDICT REAP, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:465-71. 2010
  6. pmc The quality of quality measures: HEDIS® quality measures for medication management in the elderly and outcomes associated with new exposure
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie L Murphy Division, Veterans Evidence based Research Dissemination Implementation CenTer VERDICT 11C6, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Drugs Aging 30:645-54. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Antiepileptic drug monotherapy exposure and suicide-related behavior in older veterans
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System Verdict, Audie L Murphy Division, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:2042-7. 2012
  8. pmc Suicide-related behaviors in older patients with new anti-epileptic drug use: data from the VA hospital system
    Anne C Vancott
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Neurology Division, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    BMC Med 8:4. 2010
  9. pmc Psychiatric and medical admissions observed among elderly patients with new-onset epilepsy
    Laurel A Copeland
    Veterans Affairs Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, 2102 Birdcreek Drive, Temple, TX 76502, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:84. 2011
  10. pmc Disparities of care for African-Americans and Caucasians with community-acquired pneumonia: a retrospective cohort study
    Christopher R Frei
    The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:143. 2010

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint Potentially inappropriate antiepileptic drugs for elderly patients with epilepsy
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:417-22. 2004
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Trends in antiepileptic drug prescribing for older patients with new-onset epilepsy: 2000-2004
    M J V Pugh
    Department of Veterans Affairs, South Texas Veterans Health Care System Verdict, Audie L Murphy Division 11C6, 7400 Merton Minter Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78229 4404, USA
    Neurology 70:2171-8. 2008
    ..This study sought to determine if changes in practice occurred between 2000 and 2004--a time during which evidence and recommendations became increasingly available...
  3. doi request reprint New-onset epilepsy risk factors in older veterans
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Evidence Based Research Dissemination Implementation Research Center, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:237-42. 2009
    ..To identify risk factors for new-onset geriatric epilepsy that may trigger clinicians to consider a differential diagnosis of epilepsy at symptom onset...
  4. pmc Impact of statins and ACE inhibitors on mortality after COPD exacerbations
    Eric M Mortensen
    VERDICT research unit, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Respir Res 10:45. 2009
    ..The purpose of our study was to examine the association of prior outpatient use of statins and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors on mortality for subjects >or= 65 years of age hospitalized with acute COPD exacerbations...
  5. doi request reprint Choice of initial antiepileptic drug for older veterans: possible pharmacokinetic drug interactions with existing medications
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System, VERDICT REAP, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:465-71. 2010
    ....
  6. pmc The quality of quality measures: HEDIS® quality measures for medication management in the elderly and outcomes associated with new exposure
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie L Murphy Division, Veterans Evidence based Research Dissemination Implementation CenTer VERDICT 11C6, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Drugs Aging 30:645-54. 2013
    ..Clinical validation studies of the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS(®)) measures of inappropriate prescribing in the elderly are limited...
  7. doi request reprint Antiepileptic drug monotherapy exposure and suicide-related behavior in older veterans
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System Verdict, Audie L Murphy Division, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:2042-7. 2012
    ..To examine the association between antiepileptic drug (AED) receipt and suicide-related behavior (SRB) in older veterans...
  8. pmc Suicide-related behaviors in older patients with new anti-epileptic drug use: data from the VA hospital system
    Anne C Vancott
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Neurology Division, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    BMC Med 8:4. 2010
    ..We examined the relationship between suicide-related behaviors and different AEDs in older veterans receiving new AED monotherapy from the Veterans Health Administration (VA), controlling for potential confounders...
  9. pmc Psychiatric and medical admissions observed among elderly patients with new-onset epilepsy
    Laurel A Copeland
    Veterans Affairs Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, 2102 Birdcreek Drive, Temple, TX 76502, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:84. 2011
    ..Inpatient utilization associated with incidence of geriatric new-onset epilepsy has not been characterized in any large study, despite recognized high levels of risk factors (comorbidity)...
  10. pmc Disparities of care for African-Americans and Caucasians with community-acquired pneumonia: a retrospective cohort study
    Christopher R Frei
    The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:143. 2010
    ..S. hospitals with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) are more likely than Caucasians to experience prolonged hospital length of stay (LOS), possibly due to either differential treatment decisions or patient characteristics...
  11. pmc A pilot survey of post-deployment health care needs in small community-based primary care clinics
    Polly H Noel
    VERDICT, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System Scott and White, 7400 Merton Minter Blvd, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 12:79. 2011
    ..Relatively little is known regarding to what extent community-based primary care physicians are encountering post-deployment health care needs among veterans of the Afghanistan or Iraq conflicts and their family members...
  12. pmc The quality of care for adults with epilepsy: an initial glimpse using the QUIET measure
    Mary Jo Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System, VERDICT REAP, 7400 Merton Minter, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:1. 2011
    ..We examined the quality of adult epilepsy care using the Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment (QUIET) measure, and variations in quality based on the source of epilepsy care...
  13. pmc Exposure to potentially harmful drug-disease interactions in older community-dwelling veterans based on the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set quality measure: who is at risk?
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    Veterans Evidence based Research and Implementation CenterGeriatrics and Extended Care, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1673-8. 2011
    ..To identify prevalence and risk factors for exposure to drug-disease interactions included in the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) Drug-Disease Interaction (Rx-DIS) measure...
  14. doi request reprint Psychiatric disease burden profiles among veterans with epilepsy: the association with health services utilization
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    Veterans Evidence Based Research Dissemination Implementation Center, Health Services Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, South Texas Veterans Healthcare System, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:925-8. 2008
    ..This brief report describes patterns of psychiatric comorbidities among patients with epilepsy and their relationship with health care utilization...
  15. doi request reprint Association of suboptimal prescribing and change in lower extremity physical function over time
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System Verdict, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Tex, USA
    Gerontology 53:445-53. 2007
    ..This study explores the relationship between suboptimal prescribing, comorbid disease, and change in lower extremity functional limitation (LEFL)...
  16. doi request reprint Potentially inappropriate prescribing for the elderly: effects of geriatric care at the patient and health care system level
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Med Care 46:167-73. 2008
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint The impact of epilepsy on health status among younger and older adults
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    Veterans Affairs HSR and D, South Texas Veterans Health Care System Verdict, San Antonio, Texas 78229 4404, USA
    Epilepsia 46:1820-7. 2005
    ..This study examines the impact of epilepsy on patients' subjective health status in a population that includes both younger and older adults...
  18. ncbi request reprint What constitutes high quality of care for adults with epilepsy?
    M J V Pugh
    Department of Veterans Affairs, South Texas Veterans Health Care System Verdict, San Antonio, TX 78229 4404, USA
    Neurology 69:2020-7. 2007
    ..As most care is provided in primary and general neurology care, we focused our assessment of quality on care within primary care and general neurology clinics...
  19. ncbi request reprint Potentially inappropriate prescribing in elderly veterans: are we using the wrong drug, wrong dose, or wrong duration?
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    Veterans Evidence Based Research Dissemination and Implementation Center, Audie L Murphy Division South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1282-9. 2005
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Prescribing antiepileptics for the elderly: differences between guideline recommendations and clinical practice
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Healthcare System, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Drugs Aging 23:861-75. 2006
    ..Research targeting barriers to more appropriate prescribing is needed to determine appropriate strategies for changing AED prescribing practices in the elderly...
  21. ncbi request reprint Assessing potentially inappropriate prescribing in the elderly Veterans Affairs population using the HEDIS 2006 quality measure
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System, VERDICT, Audie L Murphy Division 11C6, 7400 Merton Minter Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78229 4404, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 12:537-45. 2006
    ..The resulting list of drugs to avoid was added to the 2006 Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS) to measure the quality of prescribing for the elderly...
  22. ncbi request reprint The role of comorbid psychiatric conditions in health status in epilepsy
    John E Zeber
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System HSR and D Verdict, San Antonio, TX 78229 4404, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 10:539-46. 2007
    ..Patients with epilepsy are uniquely at risk for high physical-psychiatric comorbidity profiles, with concomitant losses in perceived health status...
  23. ncbi request reprint Impact of previous statin and angiotensin II receptor blocker use on mortality in patients hospitalized with sepsis
    Eric M Mortensen
    VERDICT Research Center, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas 78284, USA
    Pharmacotherapy 27:1619-26. 2007
    ..To examine the effect of previous outpatient use of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (statins) and/or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) on 30-day mortality in patients hospitalized with sepsis...
  24. ncbi request reprint The impact of epilepsy on older veterans
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System Verdict, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    Int Rev Neurobiol 81:221-33. 2007
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Guideline-concordant therapy and outcomes in healthcare-associated pneumonia
    R T Attridge
    Feik School of Pharmacy, University of the Incarnate Word, School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
    Eur Respir J 38:878-87. 2011
    ..12, 95% CI 1.82-2.48) in the propensity score analysis. In nonsevere HCAP patients, GC-HCAP therapy is not associated with improved survival compared with GC-CAP therapy...
  26. pmc Statins and outcomes in patients with pneumonia: not only healthy user bias
    Eric M Mortensen
    BMJ 333:1123-4. 2006
  27. ncbi request reprint Pharmacoepidemiology in community-dwelling elderly taking antiepileptic drugs
    Dan R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Int Rev Neurobiol 81:153-63. 2007
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in inappropriate prescribing among elderly veterans
    Arlene S Bierman
    Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 5:147-61. 2007
    ..A better understanding of sex differences in inappropriate prescribing can help inform the development of effective interventions...
  29. pmc Comment on "Diffusion of innovations in service organizations: systematic review and recommendations"
    Robert G Badgett
    Milbank Q 83:177-8; author reply 178-9. 2005