LOUISE WALTER

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. pmc Older adults' attitudes about continuing cancer screening later in life: a pilot study interviewing residents of two continuing care communities
    Carmen L Lewis
    Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BMC Geriatr 6:10. 2006
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. 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...
  2. pmc Older adults' attitudes about continuing cancer screening later in life: a pilot study interviewing residents of two continuing care communities
    Carmen L Lewis
    Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BMC Geriatr 6:10. 2006
    ..Because older adults' preferences are central to individualized decisions, we assessed older adults' perspectives about continuing cancer screening later in life...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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
    ....
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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)...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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
    ....
  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. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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
    ....
  24. 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...
  25. pmc Maximizing informed cancer screening decisions
    Louise C Walter
    Arch Intern Med 167:2027-8. 2007
  26. 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...
  27. ncbi request reprint Prediction of mortality in community-living frail elderly people with long-term care needs
    Elise C Carey
    Division of General Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:68-75. 2008
    ..To develop and validate a prognostic index for mortality in community-living, frail elderly people...
  28. ncbi request reprint Age affects outcomes in chronic kidney disease
    ANN M O'HARE
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Division of Nephrology, Building 100 Room 5B113, 1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 18:2758-65. 2007
    ..73 m(2). In conclusion, age is a major effect modifier among patients with an eGFR of <60 ml/min per 1.73 m(2), challenging us to move beyond a uniform stage-based approach to managing CKD...

Research Grants2

  1. Prostate-Specific Antigen Practices and Outcomes in the Elderly
    LOUISE WALTER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The findings of this study are critical to improving PSA screening decisions in elderly men as well as to improving national screening guidelines, decision aids, and quality measures in this area. ..
  2. Prostate-Specific Antigen Practices and Outcomes in the Elderly
    Louise C Walter; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The findings of this study are critical to improving PSA screening decisions in elderly men as well as to improving national screening guidelines, decision aids, and quality measures in this area. ..