Wally Smith

Summary

Affiliation: Virginia Commonwealth University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Frequently asked questions by hospitalists managing pain in adults with sickle cell disease
    Wally R Smith
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Adult Sickle Cell Program, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA
    J Hosp Med 6:297-303. 2011
  2. doi request reprint The association between hydroxyurea treatment and pain intensity, analgesic use, and utilization in ambulatory sickle cell anemia patients
    Wally R Smith
    Division of Quality Health Care, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23060, USA
    Pain Med 12:697-705. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Sickle-cell pain: advances in epidemiology and etiology
    Wally R Smith
    Division of Quality Health Care, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298 0306, USA
    Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program 2010:409-15. 2010
  4. pmc Understanding pain and improving management of sickle cell disease: the PiSCES study
    Wally R Smith
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Division of Quality Health Care, Box 980306, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 97:183-93. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Daily assessment of pain in adults with sickle cell disease
    Wally R Smith
    Division of Quality Health Care, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:94-101. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint The role of catastrophizing in sickle cell disease--the PiSCES project
    Vanessa de A Citero
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Consultation Liaison, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
    Pain 133:39-46. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Depression and anxiety in adults with sickle cell disease: the PiSCES project
    James L Levenson
    Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Box 980268, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Psychosom Med 70:192-6. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Using hospital discharge files to enhance cancer surveillance
    Lynne Penberthy
    Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:27-34. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Recruiting African-American barbershops for prostate cancer education
    Alton Hart
    Massey Cancer Center, Richmond, VA, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:1012-20. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Comparisons of high versus low emergency department utilizers in sickle cell disease
    Imoigele P Aisiku
    Department of Anesthesiology, Virginia Commonwealth University Reanimation Engineering Shock Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 53:587-93. 2009

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. doi request reprint Frequently asked questions by hospitalists managing pain in adults with sickle cell disease
    Wally R Smith
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Adult Sickle Cell Program, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA
    J Hosp Med 6:297-303. 2011
    ....
  2. doi request reprint The association between hydroxyurea treatment and pain intensity, analgesic use, and utilization in ambulatory sickle cell anemia patients
    Wally R Smith
    Division of Quality Health Care, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23060, USA
    Pain Med 12:697-705. 2011
    ..We related the fetal hemoglobin (HbF) hydroxyurea response to these response variables...
  3. doi request reprint Sickle-cell pain: advances in epidemiology and etiology
    Wally R Smith
    Division of Quality Health Care, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298 0306, USA
    Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program 2010:409-15. 2010
    ..New findings confirm environmental contributors to SCD pain, including seasonal (colder) temperatures, barometric pressure, and wind speed...
  4. pmc Understanding pain and improving management of sickle cell disease: the PiSCES study
    Wally R Smith
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Division of Quality Health Care, Box 980306, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 97:183-93. 2005
    ..Importantly, PiSCES will also identify "triggers" of SCD pain episodes and healthcare utilization in the moment of pain, suggesting targets for timely care that mutes pain episodes...
  5. ncbi request reprint Daily assessment of pain in adults with sickle cell disease
    Wally R Smith
    Division of Quality Health Care, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:94-101. 2008
    ..However, utilization may not completely reflect the amount of self-reported pain or acute, painful episodes (crises)...
  6. ncbi request reprint The role of catastrophizing in sickle cell disease--the PiSCES project
    Vanessa de A Citero
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Consultation Liaison, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
    Pain 133:39-46. 2007
    ..CAT scores were not correlated with pain parameters or utilization. The role of catastrophizing in other conditions cannot be generalized to SCD...
  7. ncbi request reprint Depression and anxiety in adults with sickle cell disease: the PiSCES project
    James L Levenson
    Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Box 980268, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Psychosom Med 70:192-6. 2008
    ..This study measured prevalence of depression and anxiety in SCD adults, and their effects on crisis and noncrisis pain, quality-of-life, opioid usage, and healthcare utilization...
  8. ncbi request reprint Using hospital discharge files to enhance cancer surveillance
    Lynne Penberthy
    Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:27-34. 2003
    ..Using HDFs to supplement a central cancer registry may be a valuable and efficient method for improving registry completeness of reporting...
  9. ncbi request reprint Recruiting African-American barbershops for prostate cancer education
    Alton Hart
    Massey Cancer Center, Richmond, VA, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:1012-20. 2008
    ..We conclude from this study that African-American barbershops in general are welcoming environments in which to implement community-based prostate cancer education and public health research...
  10. doi request reprint Comparisons of high versus low emergency department utilizers in sickle cell disease
    Imoigele P Aisiku
    Department of Anesthesiology, Virginia Commonwealth University Reanimation Engineering Shock Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 53:587-93. 2009
    ....
  11. pmc Pain site frequency and location in sickle cell disease: the PiSCES project
    Donna K McClish
    Department of Biostatistics, Virginia Commonwealth University, 730 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23298 0032, USA
    Pain 145:246-51. 2009
    ..Identification and understanding of combinations of pain location and intensity may help to understand the etiology of SCD and improve SCD management...
  12. ncbi request reprint Health decision-making preferences among African American men recruited from urban barbershops
    Alton Hart
    Division of Quality Health Care, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, PO Box 980306, Richmond, VA 23298 0306, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 101:684-9. 2009
    ..To examine general health decision-making roles among African American men ages 40 to 70 recruited in barbershops in the Richmond, Virginia, metropolitan area...
  13. doi request reprint Climatic and geographic temporal patterns of pain in the Multicenter Study of Hydroxyurea
    Wally R Smith
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Internal Medicine Division of Quality Health Care, 1200 E Broad St Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Pain 146:91-8. 2009
    ..Our results suggest that seasonably colder temperatures exacerbate sickle cell-related pain, but low barometric pressure does not, and geographic region of residence is not significantly related to pain in this sample...
  14. ncbi request reprint A controlled trial of universal gloving versus contact precautions for preventing the transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms
    Gonzalo M L Bearman
    Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
    Am J Infect Control 35:650-5. 2007
    ..Contact precautions are recommended to reduce the transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms. However, the optimal method for control of multidrug-resistant organisms remains unclear...
  15. pmc Health related quality of life in sickle cell patients: the PiSCES project
    Donna K McClish
    Department of Biostatistics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:50. 2005
    ..Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a chronic disease associated with high degrees of morbidity and increased mortality. Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among adults with sickle cell disease has not been widely reported...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prognostic judgments and triage decisions for patients with acute congestive heart failure
    Wally R Smith
    Division of Quality Health Care, Department of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Richmond, VA 23298 0306, USA
    Chest 121:1610-7. 2002
    ..To determine how well triage physicians judge the probability of death or severe complications that require treatment only available in an ICU to maintain life for patients with acute congestive heart failure (CHF)...
  17. pmc Patient satisfaction in specialized versus nonspecialized adult sickle cell care centers: the PiSCES study
    Imoigele P Aisiku
    Department of Anesthesia Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 99:886-90. 2007
    ..Patient satisfaction, an important factor that may influence compliance and outcome, can differ between the two groups because of the perceived quality of care, outcomes or practice style...
  18. pmc Timeliness of immunizations of children in a Medicaid primary care case management managed care program
    James J Cotter
    Department of Gerontology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond 23298 0228, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 94:833-40. 2002
    ..This study assessed the timeliness of immunization for children in a Medicaid managed care primary care case management program controlling for patient and provider predictors of immunization status...
  19. ncbi request reprint Temperature changes, temperature extremes, and their relationship to emergency department visits and hospitalizations for sickle cell crisis
    Wally R Smith
    Division of Quality Health Care, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1200 E Broad St, Rm 10 402, Richmond, VA 23298 0306, USA
    Pain Manag Nurs 4:106-11. 2003
    ..Weak or inconsistent confirmation of a relationship was found between daily ambient temperatures and ED visits or hospital admissions for sickle cell crises...
  20. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in pain and healthcare utilization for adult sickle cell patients: The PiSCES Project
    Donna K McClish
    Department of Biostatistics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, 23298 0032, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 15:146-54. 2006
    ..Women often report lower pain thresholds, higher pain ratings, and lower tolerance for pain. People with sickle cell disease (SCD) experience both chronic and acute pain throughout life...
  21. ncbi request reprint Use of an implantable drug delivery system for refractory chronic sickle cell pain
    Thomas J Smith
    VCU Sickle Cell Anemia Program and Thomas Palliative Care Unit of Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA, USA
    Am J Hematol 78:153-4. 2005
    ..IDDS may offer relief for sickle cell patients with refractory pain. A prospective trial with more participants is planned...
  22. ncbi request reprint Alcohol abuse in sickle cell disease: the Pisces Project
    James L Levenson
    Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Am J Addict 16:383-8. 2007
    ..Alcohol abusers were more likely to report coping by ignoring pain, diverting attention, and using particular self-statements...
  23. ncbi request reprint Special care for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in Virginia adult care residences
    J James Cotter
    Department of Gerontology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 18:105-13. 2003
    ..The discussion focuses on improvements needed within special care and the implications of the views of owners/operators about special care...
  24. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for teaching about racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care
    Wally R Smith
    Division of Quality Health Care, Center on Health Disparities, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298 0306, USA
    Ann Intern Med 147:654-65. 2007
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Methadone-related Torsades de Pointes in a sickle cell patient treated for chronic pain
    Brian O Porter
    Am J Hematol 78:316-7. 2005
  26. ncbi request reprint Academic medical centers and conflicts of interest
    Roy M Poses
    JAMA 295:2846-7; author reply 2848-9. 2006
  27. doi request reprint Efficacy and safety of the Gardos channel blocker, senicapoc (ICA-17043), in patients with sickle cell anemia
    Kenneth I Ataga
    Division of Hematology Oncology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB no 7305, 3009 Old Clinic Bldg, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7305, USA
    Blood 111:3991-7. 2008
    ..This study is registered at http://clinicaltrials.gov as NCT00040677...

Research Grants9

  1. PAIN IN SICKLE CELL EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDY
    Wally Smith; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Results of this study can be used to improve sickle cell pain diagnosis and treatment and to dispel myths about sickle cell pain. ..
  2. Virginia Commonwealth University Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Network
    Wally Smith; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..End of Abstract) CLINICAL CENTER ..
  3. Comparative Effectiveness of Virginia Coordinated Care versus the Traditional Saf
    Wally R Smith; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....