Barbara J Turner

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas Health Science Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc A randomized trial of peer coach and office staff support to reduce coronary heart disease risk in African-Americans with uncontrolled hypertension
    Barbara J Turner
    ReACH Center and Department of Medicine and Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and University Health System, 7410 John Smith Road, Suite 1050, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1258-64. 2012
  2. pmc Primary care providers' perspective on prescribing opioids to older adults with chronic non-cancer pain: a qualitative study
    Aerin Spitz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Geriatr 11:35. 2011
  3. pmc A retrospective cohort study of the potency of lipid-lowering therapy and race-gender differences in LDL cholesterol control
    Barbara J Turner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 11:58. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Association of black race with follow-up of an abnormal prostate-specific antigen test
    Barbara J Turner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 103:150-7. 2011
  5. pmc Relationship of gender, depression, and health care delivery with antiretroviral adherence in HIV-infected drug users
    Barbara J Turner
    Received from the Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:248-57. 2003
  6. doi request reprint Barriers to adherence and hypertension control in a racially diverse representative sample of elderly primary care patients
    Barbara J Turner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 18:672-81. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Effect of patient comorbidities on filling of antihypertensive prescriptions
    Tara Lagu
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Manag Care 15:24-30. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint On-site medical care in methadone maintenance: associations with health care use and expenditures
    Marc N Gourevitch
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 32:143-51. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Availability of medical care services in drug treatment clinics associated with lower repeated emergency department use
    Christine Laine
    Division of Internal Medicine, Center for Research in Medical Education and Health Care, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Med Care 43:985-95. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Outpatient patterns of care and longitudinal intensity of antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected drug users
    Christine Laine
    Division of Internal Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Med Care 40:976-95. 2002

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Publications29

  1. pmc A randomized trial of peer coach and office staff support to reduce coronary heart disease risk in African-Americans with uncontrolled hypertension
    Barbara J Turner
    ReACH Center and Department of Medicine and Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and University Health System, 7410 John Smith Road, Suite 1050, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1258-64. 2012
    ..We evaluated a peer and practice team intervention on reduction in 4-year coronary heart disease risk and systolic blood pressure...
  2. pmc Primary care providers' perspective on prescribing opioids to older adults with chronic non-cancer pain: a qualitative study
    Aerin Spitz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Geriatr 11:35. 2011
    ..This study aimed to describe primary care providers' experiences and attitudes towards, as well as perceived barriers and facilitators to prescribing opioids as a treatment for chronic pain among older adults...
  3. pmc A retrospective cohort study of the potency of lipid-lowering therapy and race-gender differences in LDL cholesterol control
    Barbara J Turner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 11:58. 2011
    ..We examined the effect of lipid-lowering drug treatment and potency on time until LDL control for black and white women and men with a baseline elevated LDL...
  4. ncbi request reprint Association of black race with follow-up of an abnormal prostate-specific antigen test
    Barbara J Turner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 103:150-7. 2011
    ..These results reveal a potentially important, remediable factor to improve prostate cancer prevention and care for black men...
  5. pmc Relationship of gender, depression, and health care delivery with antiretroviral adherence in HIV-infected drug users
    Barbara J Turner
    Received from the Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:248-57. 2003
    ..Antiretroviral adherence is worse in women than in men, and depression can influence medication adherence...
  6. doi request reprint Barriers to adherence and hypertension control in a racially diverse representative sample of elderly primary care patients
    Barbara J Turner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 18:672-81. 2009
    ..To examine the effect of antihypertensive adherence on blood pressure and barriers to adherence in racially diverse elderly patients...
  7. ncbi request reprint Effect of patient comorbidities on filling of antihypertensive prescriptions
    Tara Lagu
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Manag Care 15:24-30. 2009
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  8. ncbi request reprint On-site medical care in methadone maintenance: associations with health care use and expenditures
    Marc N Gourevitch
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 32:143-51. 2007
    ..Long-term drug treatment with on-site medical care was associated with increased ambulatory care, less ED and inpatient care, and no net increase in expenditures...
  9. ncbi request reprint Availability of medical care services in drug treatment clinics associated with lower repeated emergency department use
    Christine Laine
    Division of Internal Medicine, Center for Research in Medical Education and Health Care, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Med Care 43:985-95. 2005
    ..Drug users rely heavily on emergency departments (EDs) for care. Medical and other services in outpatient drug treatment clinics may reduce demand for ED care...
  10. ncbi request reprint Outpatient patterns of care and longitudinal intensity of antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected drug users
    Christine Laine
    Division of Internal Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Med Care 40:976-95. 2002
    ..To examine the association of drug users' outpatient patterns of care with subsequent intensity of antiretroviral therapy (ART)...
  11. pmc Effect of dysthymia on receipt of HAART by minority HIV-infected women
    Barbara J Turner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:1235-41. 2006
    ..Receipt of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) differs by gender and racial/ethnic group and may reflect an effect of mood disorders...
  12. doi request reprint Racial disparities in hypertension control, but not treatment intensification
    Craig A Umscheid
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Hypertens 23:54-61. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to examine whether provider management of uncontrolled hypertension differed by patient race...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effect of drug and medical treatment on wide geographic variations in repeated emergency department use by HIV-infected drug users
    Barbara J Turner
    Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
    J Opioid Manag 2:105-12. 2006
    ..Regional variations in receipt of long-term drug treatment by HIV+ drug users in one state appear to contribute to large differences in ED utilization...
  14. pmc Qualitative analysis of peer coaches' experiences with counseling African Americans about reducing heart disease risk
    Frances K Barg
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:167-72. 2012
    ..Despite mounting evidence that peer coaches can make significant contributions to patient health, little is known about factors that must be addressed to engage and retain them in their role...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effect of unrelated comorbid conditions on hypertension management
    Barbara J Turner
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6021, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:578-86. 2008
    ..Quality-of-care assessment at a single visit can be affected by whether a patient's comorbid conditions are related or unrelated to a specific measure...
  16. pmc Overcoming poor attendance to first scheduled colonoscopy: a randomized trial of peer coach or brochure support
    Barbara J Turner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:58-63. 2008
    ..Among patients unlikely to attend a scheduled colonoscopy, we examined the impact of peer coach versus educational brochure support and compared these with concurrent patients who did not receive support...
  17. ncbi request reprint Clinic-based treatment for opioid dependence: a qualitative inquiry
    Suzanne McMurphy
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19104, USA
    Am J Health Behav 30:544-54. 2006
    ..To identify barriers and facilitators to treatment of opioid dependence in primary care clinics...
  18. pmc The impact of concordant and discordant conditions on the quality of care for hyperlipidemia
    Tara Lagu
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1208-13. 2008
    ..Physician treatment of cardiovascular risk factors may be affected by specific types of patient comorbidities...
  19. ncbi request reprint Barriers and facilitators to primary care or human immunodeficiency virus clinics providing methadone or buprenorphine for the management of opioid dependence
    Barbara J Turner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:1769-76. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to describe clinics' willingness to provide methadone hydrochloride or buprenorphine hydrochloride for opioid dependence...
  20. pmc Limited PSA testing in indigent men in South Texas: an appropriate care or missing a prevention opportunity?
    Yuanyuan Liang
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:1489-96. 2012
    ..No previous study has examined racial ethnic differences in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing and followup in primary care practices serving an indigent population...
  21. ncbi request reprint Effects of long-term, medically supervised, drug-free treatment and methadone maintenance treatment on drug users' emergency department use and hospitalization
    Barbara J Turner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:S457-63. 2003
    ..For both HIV-positive and HIV-negative drug users, long-term drug-free treatment was at least as effective as long-term methadone treatment in reducing use of services indicative of poorer access to care and/or poorer health...
  22. pmc Low use of opioid risk reduction strategies in primary care even for high risk patients with chronic pain
    Joanna L Starrels
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, 111 E 210th Street, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:958-64. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that physicians employ opioid risk reduction strategies more frequently in higher risk patients...
  23. pmc Seasonal variation in undiagnosed HIV infection on the general medicine and trauma services of two urban hospitals
    Kathleen A Brady
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:324-30. 2005
    ..To examine the seroprevalence of undiagnosed HIV and variation by season among patients admitted to the general internal medicine (GIM) and trauma services of two urban hospitals...
  24. ncbi request reprint Effect of medical, drug abuse, and mental health care on receipt of dental care by drug users
    Barbara J Turner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 23:239-46. 2002
    ..23, 1.35]) or with regular drug treatment (1.33 [CI 1.25, 1.41]) vs. neither. Mental health care and, to a lesser extent, a regular source of medical care and regular drug treatment may promote dental care in this vulnerable population...
  25. ncbi request reprint Gaps in addressing problem drinking: overcoming primary care and alcohol treatment deficiencies
    Barbara J Turner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1123 Blockley Hall 6021, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 11:345-52. 2009
    ..Opportunities to overcome these challenges are discussed and must be initiated to reduce the myriad of adverse outcomes resulting from problem drinking...
  26. ncbi request reprint Predicting adherence to colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy on the basis of physician appointment-keeping behavior
    Barbara J Turner
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Ann Intern Med 140:528-32. 2004
    ..Poor patient attendance to scheduled flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy may contribute to deficient colorectal cancer screening...
  27. pmc Measuring quality of care in patients with multiple clinical conditions: summary of a conference conducted by the Society of General Internal Medicine
    Rachel M Werner
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia VAMC, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1206-11. 2007
    ..This research should evaluate the impact of quality measurement on these patients and expand the range of quality measures relevant to the care of clinically complex patients...
  28. ncbi request reprint Adherence to antiretroviral therapy by human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients
    Barbara J Turner
    Division of General Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6021, USA
    J Infect Dis 185:S143-51. 2002
    ..Although such programs will require a substantial investment in terms of time and energy, the rewards associated with optimal treatment adherence are worth the effort...
  29. pmc The effect of ethnicity and maternal birthplace on small-for-gestational-age deliveries to HIV-infected women
    James R Cocroft
    Division of Genetic and Preventive Medicine, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Urban Health 79:147-60. 2002
    ..To examine the relative role of ethnicity and maternal birthplace on small-for-gestational-age (SGA) deliveries of a cohort of mothers in New York who were infected with human immunodeficiency virus...