Louise C Walter

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cancer screening in elderly patients: a framework for individualized decision making
    L C Walter
    Division of Geriatrics, VA Medical Center 111G, 4150 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    JAMA 285:2750-6. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Screening for colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer in the elderly: a review of the evidence
    Louise C Walter
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Am J Med 118:1078-86. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Pitfalls of converting practice guidelines into quality measures: lessons learned from a VA performance measure
    Louise C Walter
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco VA Medical Center, and the University of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    JAMA 291:2466-70. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Relationship between health status and use of screening mammography and Papanicolaou smears among women older than 70 years of age
    Louise C Walter
    San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    Ann Intern Med 140:681-8. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Association of older age and female sex with inadequate reach of screening flexible sigmoidoscopy
    Louise C Walter
    Division of Geriatrics LCW, KEC, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    Am J Med 116:174-8. 2004
  6. pmc Screening mammography for frail older women: what are the burdens?
    L C Walter
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California San Francisco 94121, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 16:779-84. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a prognostic index for 1-year mortality in older adults after hospitalization
    L C Walter
    Division of Geriatrics, VA Medical Center 111G, 4150 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    JAMA 285:2987-94. 2001
  8. pmc Older adults' beliefs about physician-estimated life expectancy: a cross-sectional survey
    Christine E Kistler
    Family Medicine, University of Michigan, Ypsilanti, MI 48198, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 7:9. 2006
  9. pmc Five-year downstream outcomes following prostate-specific antigen screening in older men
    Louise C Walter
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco VA Medical Center, Mail Code 181G, 4150 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:866-73. 2013
  10. pmc Lack of follow-up after fecal occult blood testing in older adults: inappropriate screening or failure to follow up?
    Charlotte M Carlson
    School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:249-56. 2011

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. ncbi request reprint Cancer screening in elderly patients: a framework for individualized decision making
    L C Walter
    Division of Geriatrics, VA Medical Center 111G, 4150 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    JAMA 285:2750-6. 2001
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Screening for colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer in the elderly: a review of the evidence
    Louise C Walter
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Am J Med 118:1078-86. 2005
    ..Decisions to either continue or discontinue screening in the elderly should be based on health status, the benefits and harms of the test, and preferences of the patient, rather than solely on the age of the patient...
  3. ncbi request reprint Pitfalls of converting practice guidelines into quality measures: lessons learned from a VA performance measure
    Louise C Walter
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco VA Medical Center, and the University of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    JAMA 291:2466-70. 2004
    ..Performance measures require more thoughtful specification and interpretation to avoid defining high testing rates as good quality of care regardless of who received the test, why it was performed, or whether the patient wanted it...
  4. ncbi request reprint Relationship between health status and use of screening mammography and Papanicolaou smears among women older than 70 years of age
    Louise C Walter
    San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    Ann Intern Med 140:681-8. 2004
    ..Since life expectancy is better predicted by health status than by age alone, guidelines recommend considering an older woman's general health when making screening decisions...
  5. ncbi request reprint Association of older age and female sex with inadequate reach of screening flexible sigmoidoscopy
    Louise C Walter
    Division of Geriatrics LCW, KEC, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    Am J Med 116:174-8. 2004
    ..We assessed the frequency of inadequate reach (depth of <50 cm of the colon) in a large U.S. cohort, according to age and sex...
  6. pmc Screening mammography for frail older women: what are the burdens?
    L C Walter
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California San Francisco 94121, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 16:779-84. 2001
    ..We focused on the potential burdens that may be experienced...
  7. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a prognostic index for 1-year mortality in older adults after hospitalization
    L C Walter
    Division of Geriatrics, VA Medical Center 111G, 4150 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    JAMA 285:2987-94. 2001
    ..However, few prognostic indices have focused on predicting posthospital mortality in older adults...
  8. pmc Older adults' beliefs about physician-estimated life expectancy: a cross-sectional survey
    Christine E Kistler
    Family Medicine, University of Michigan, Ypsilanti, MI 48198, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 7:9. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study is to assess older adults' beliefs about physician-estimated life expectancy...
  9. pmc Five-year downstream outcomes following prostate-specific antigen screening in older men
    Louise C Walter
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco VA Medical Center, Mail Code 181G, 4150 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:866-73. 2013
    ..However, few data exist that quantify the chain of events following screening in clinical practice to better inform decisions...
  10. pmc Lack of follow-up after fecal occult blood testing in older adults: inappropriate screening or failure to follow up?
    Charlotte M Carlson
    School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:249-56. 2011
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Time lag to benefit after screening for breast and colorectal cancer: meta-analysis of survival data from the United States, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Denmark
    Sei J Lee
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    BMJ 346:e8441. 2013
    ..To determine a pooled, quantitative estimate of the length of time needed after breast or colorectal cancer screening before a survival benefit is observed...
  12. pmc Every patient is an individual: clinicians balance individual factors when discussing prognosis with diverse frail elderly adults
    Julie N Thai
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:264-9. 2013
    ..To explore clinician choice of whether to discuss prognosis with their frail older patients...
  13. pmc Addressing the aging crisis in U.S. criminal justice health care
    Brie A Williams
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1150-6. 2012
    ..It then describes how geriatric models of care could be adapted to address the mounting older prisoner healthcare crisis and identifies areas where additional research is needed to explore prison-specific models of care for older adults...
  14. doi request reprint Screening mammography in older women. Effect of wealth and prognosis
    Brie A Williams
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:514-20. 2008
    ..This study examines the relationship between wealth and screening mammography use in older women according to life expectancy...
  15. ncbi request reprint Caregiving behind bars: correctional officer reports of disability in geriatric prisoners
    Brie A Williams
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1286-92. 2009
    ..Officers identified more disability than the CDCR, and prisoners they identified as high risk had nursing home-level functional impairments. Significant improvement in disability assessment is needed for officers and the CDCR...
  16. pmc Impact of age and comorbidity on non-small-cell lung cancer treatment in older veterans
    Sunny Wang
    San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Clin Oncol 30:1447-55. 2012
    ..Yet, it is unclear whether treatment is targeted to healthier older adults who might reasonably benefit...
  17. pmc Development and validation of a functional morbidity index to predict mortality in community-dwelling elders
    Elise C Carey
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:1027-33. 2004
    ..Our objective in this study was to develop and validate a prognostic index for 2-year mortality in community-dwelling elders, based on self-reported functional status, age, and gender...
  18. pmc Impact of age and comorbidity on colorectal cancer screening among older veterans
    Louise C Walter
    San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    Ann Intern Med 150:465-73. 2009
    ....
  19. doi request reprint A clinical index to stratify hospitalized older adults according to risk for new-onset disability
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1206-16. 2011
    ..Thus, this study's objective was to develop and validate a clinical index to determine, at admission, risk for new-onset disability among older, hospitalized adults at discharge...
  20. ncbi request reprint The relationship between self-rated health and mortality in older black and white Americans
    Sei J Lee
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1624-9. 2007
    ..To determine whether the association between self-rated health (SRH) and 4-year mortality differs between black and white Americans and whether education affects this relationship...
  21. pmc Medication prescribing practices for older prisoners in the Texas prison system
    Brie A Williams
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:756-61. 2010
    ..We sought to assess appropriateness of medication prescribing for older Texas prisoners...
  22. ncbi request reprint PSA screening among elderly men with limited life expectancies
    Louise C Walter
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco VA Medical Center, California, San Francisco 94121, USA
    JAMA 296:2336-42. 2006
    ..However, there are no large-scale studies of actual PSA screening practices in elderly men, according to life expectancy...
  23. doi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening and surveillance in the elderly patient
    Lukejohn W Day
    Division of Gastroenterology, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 106:1197-206;quiz 1207. 2011
    ..This review addresses the factors unique to colorectal cancer and performing colonoscopy in older adults that are relevant in weighing the risks and benefits of screening and surveillance in this population...
  24. pmc Impact of comorbidity on colorectal cancer screening cost-effectiveness study in diabetic populations
    Tuan A Dinh
    Archimedes Inc, 201 Mission St, 29th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:730-8. 2012
    ..Although comorbidity has been shown to affect the benefits and risks of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, it has not been accounted for in prior cost-effectiveness analyses of CRC screening...
  25. pmc Medical center characteristics associated with PSA screening in elderly veterans with limited life expectancy
    Cynthia So
    School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:653-60. 2012
    ..Although guidelines recommend against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening in elderly men with limited life expectancy, screening is common...
  26. pmc Impact of cognitive impairment on screening mammography use in older US women
    Kala M Mehta
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco, and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1917-23. 2010
    ..We evaluated mammography rates for cognitively impaired women in the context of their life expectancies, given that guidelines do not recommend screening mammography in women with limited life expectancies because harms outweigh benefits...
  27. ncbi request reprint Functional impairment, race, and family expectations of death
    Brie A Williams
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1682-7. 2006
    ..To assess the effect of functional impairment on family expectations of death and to examine how this association varies by race...
  28. ncbi request reprint Targeting screening mammography according to life expectancy among women undergoing dialysis
    Louise C Walter
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco 94121, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1203-8. 2006
    ..Therefore, we conducted this study to describe national mammography rates among women undergoing dialysis with differing prognostic factors and to determine whether screening is targeted to healthier women who live longer...
  29. ncbi request reprint Being old and doing time: functional impairment and adverse experiences of geriatric female prisoners
    Brie A Williams
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:702-7. 2006
    ..Therefore, the evaluation of functional impairment in geriatric female prisoners needs to consider the unique demands of the prison environment...
  30. ncbi request reprint Evolution of medication use in Jerusalem elders: Results from the Jerusalem Longitudinal Study
    Michael A Steinman
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco Veterans Affairs VA Medical Center and University of California, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    Drugs Aging 24:133-45. 2007
    ..While overall rates of medication use have been increasing over time, less is known about how medication use changes within individuals as they age...
  31. pmc "Knowing is better": preferences of diverse older adults for discussing prognosis
    Cyrus Ahalt
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:568-75. 2012
    ..Evidence suggests that preferences for prognostic information may be culturally determined. Yet little is known about the preferences of diverse elders for discussing prognosis...
  32. ncbi request reprint Mortality risk stratification in chronic kidney disease: one size for all ages?
    ANN M O'HARE
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, VA Medical Center, San Francisco, 111J Nephrology, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 17:846-53. 2006
    ..73 m2 eGFR group...
  33. pmc Disability during the last two years of life
    Alexander K Smith
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco2Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California
    JAMA Intern Med 173:1506-13. 2013
    ..Women have a substantially longer period of end-of-life disability than men. ..
  34. doi request reprint Clinical significance of postvoid residual volume in older ambulatory women
    Alison J Huang
    Department of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1452-8. 2011
    ..To examine the prevalence, natural history, and clinical significance of high postvoid residual (PVR) volume in ambulatory older women...
  35. ncbi request reprint Risk of hip fracture in disabled community-living older adults
    Louise C Walter
    Division of Geriatrics, San Francisco VA Medical Center and University of California at San Francisco, 94121, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:50-5. 2003
    ....
  36. pmc Prevalence and risk factors for depressive symptoms in persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Rebecca E Schane
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 1390, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1757-62. 2008
    ..Although depression is a risk factor for adverse outcomes in chronic illness, little is known about the prevalence or risk factors for depressive symptoms in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  37. pmc Adverse events in older patients undergoing colonoscopy: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Lukejohn W Day
    Division of Gastroenterology, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 74:885-96. 2011
    ..Studies suggest that advancing age is an independent risk factor for experiencing adverse events during colonoscopy. Yet many of these studies are limited by small sample sizes and/or marked variation in reported outcomes...
  38. pmc Patient perceptions of mistakes in ambulatory care
    Christine E Kistler
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicin, University of California San Francisco, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1480-7. 2010
    ..We aimed to learn about the perceptions of medical mistakes, what factors were associated with perceived mistakes, and whether the participants changed physicians because of these perceived mistakes...
  39. ncbi request reprint New-onset diabetes and pancreatic cancer
    Samir Gupta
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 4:1366-72; quiz 1301. 2006
    ..Although many individuals with pancreatic cancer have diabetes, the association between new-onset diabetes mellitus and the subsequent incidence of pancreatic cancer is unclear...