R Balkrishnan

Summary

Affiliation: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Analysis of factors associated with prescription of a potentially inappropriate combination dermatological medication among US outpatient physicians
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC 27104, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 13:133-8. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Efficacy, safety, and cost of office-based surgery: a multidisciplinary perspective
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27104, USA
    Dermatol Surg 29:1-6. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint The family impact of atopic dermatitis in children: the role of the parent caregiver
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Pediatr Dermatol 20:5-10. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Physicians underutilize topical retinoids in the management of acne vulgaris: analysis of U.S. National Practice Data
    R Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27104, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 14:172-6. 2003
  5. pmc Disease severity and associated family impact in childhood atopic dermatitis
    R Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Arch Dis Child 88:423-7. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of an episode of specialist care on the impact of childhood atopic dermatitis on the child's family
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Pediatr Health Care 17:184-9. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Trust and satisfaction with physicians, insurers, and the medical profession
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Management and Policy Sciences, University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
    Med Care 41:1058-64. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a health-related quality of life instrument for women with melasma
    R Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC 27014, USA
    Br J Dermatol 149:572-7. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Electronic monitoring of medication adherence in skin disease: results of a pilot study
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 49:651-4. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint No smoking gun: findings from a national survey of office-based cosmetic surgery adverse event reporting
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 2000 West First Street, Piedmont Plaza II, 2nd Floor, Winston Salem, NC 27104, USA
    Dermatol Surg 29:1093-9; discussion 1099. 2003

Detail Information

Publications96

  1. ncbi request reprint Analysis of factors associated with prescription of a potentially inappropriate combination dermatological medication among US outpatient physicians
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC 27104, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 13:133-8. 2004
    ..This research was performed to better understand the physician and patient characteristics associated with the prescription of this combination medication in outpatient settings...
  2. ncbi request reprint Efficacy, safety, and cost of office-based surgery: a multidisciplinary perspective
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27104, USA
    Dermatol Surg 29:1-6. 2003
    ..Concerted efforts are now being made to understand the causes and true incidence of patient safety risk associated with office-based surgery and to find ways to minimize this risk...
  3. ncbi request reprint The family impact of atopic dermatitis in children: the role of the parent caregiver
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Pediatr Dermatol 20:5-10. 2003
    ..These parent caregiver factors may be important in identifying suitable audiences and areas for education for optimal management of children's AD...
  4. ncbi request reprint Physicians underutilize topical retinoids in the management of acne vulgaris: analysis of U.S. National Practice Data
    R Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27104, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 14:172-6. 2003
    ..Topical retinoids are effective in the treatment of acne, yet no current guidelines existed in the literature until recently recommending their use as an integral part of mild to moderate acne treatment...
  5. pmc Disease severity and associated family impact in childhood atopic dermatitis
    R Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Arch Dis Child 88:423-7. 2003
    ..To examine the association between childhood atopic dermatitis (AD) severity and family impact at baseline and after an intervention by a physician specialist, using validated measures of both severity and family impact...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of an episode of specialist care on the impact of childhood atopic dermatitis on the child's family
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Pediatr Health Care 17:184-9. 2003
    ..An exploratory analysis of change in impact on families dealing with AD before and after an episode of medical care in a physician office setting was conducted...
  7. ncbi request reprint Trust and satisfaction with physicians, insurers, and the medical profession
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Management and Policy Sciences, University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
    Med Care 41:1058-64. 2003
    ..However, little is known about how similar or different these types of trust are in reality and the relationship of trust with satisfaction...
  8. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a health-related quality of life instrument for women with melasma
    R Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC 27014, USA
    Br J Dermatol 149:572-7. 2003
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Electronic monitoring of medication adherence in skin disease: results of a pilot study
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 49:651-4. 2003
    ..Traditional medication adherence monitoring for topical medication use in dermatology relies heavily on measures of self-reporting and ointment tube weight, which are susceptible to various biases...
  10. ncbi request reprint No smoking gun: findings from a national survey of office-based cosmetic surgery adverse event reporting
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 2000 West First Street, Piedmont Plaza II, 2nd Floor, Winston Salem, NC 27104, USA
    Dermatol Surg 29:1093-9; discussion 1099. 2003
    ..Because of recent press reports of adverse outcomes, office-based cosmetic surgery has come under intense scrutiny and associated legislative regulatory action...
  11. ncbi request reprint Self-reported health status, prophylactic medication use, and healthcare costs in older adults with asthma
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Public Health Sciences and Internal Medicine Gerontology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:924-9. 2002
    ..To examine the relationship between self-reported health status, prophylactic medication use, and healthcare service use in older adults with asthma...
  12. ncbi request reprint Capitation payment, length of visit, and preventive services: evidence from a national sample of outpatient physicians
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Am J Manag Care 8:332-40. 2002
    ..To test the hypothesis that capitation payment to physicians reduces the length of physician-patient encounters but increases use of preventive and health counseling services...
  13. ncbi request reprint Inhaled corticosteroid use and associated outcomes in elderly patients with moderate to severe chronic pulmonary disease
    R Balkrishnan
    Section on Social Sciences and Health Policy, Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Clin Ther 22:452-69. 2000
    ..It also examined the impact of medication adherence on health outcomes and on health care service utilization and costs...
  14. ncbi request reprint Self-reported health status predictors of healthcare services utilization and charges in elderly asthmatic patients
    R Balkrishnan
    Asthma Center, Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Asthma 37:415-23. 2000
    ..Patient's self-reported health status could be important in earlier detection of high-risk older adults with asthma, and targeting them for disease management interventions...
  15. ncbi request reprint Inhaled corticosteroid nonadherence and immediate avoidable medical events in older adults with chronic pulmonary ailments
    R Balkrishnan
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Asthma Center, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Asthma 37:511-7. 2000
    ..The cross-sectional study showed risk odds reductions of nearly 20% in the partially adherent patient, and 40% in the adherent patient compared to the nonadherent patient, after controlling for potential group differences...
  16. ncbi request reprint Predictive power of a risk-assessment questionnaire across different disease states: results in an elderly managed care enrolled population
    R Balkrishnan
    Health Services Research Center, Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Am J Manag Care 7:145-53. 2001
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint A comparison of medication adherence indices to assess long-term inhaled corticosteroid medication use
    R Balkrishnan
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Asthma 38:91-8. 2001
    ..Although long-term retrospective medication utilization poses many measurability issues, the use of multiple indices gives a more complete picture of usage behavior...
  18. ncbi request reprint Developing an optimal approach to global drug safety
    R Balkrishnan
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Intern Med 250:271-9. 2001
    ..This report summarizes the resulting discussions of global postmarketing surveillance initiatives and describes efforts to reduce medication errors, and improve global communication about drug safety...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effect of prescription benefit changes on medical care utilization in a Medicare HMO population
    R Balkrishnan
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Am J Manag Care 7:1093-100. 2001
    ..The benefit changes included moving to a drug benefit with increased total coverage and higher copayments in the first year (1998) and to one with brand name limit-of-coverage and unlimited generic availability in the second year (1999)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Medication and health care service utilization related to depressive symptoms in older adults with psoriasis
    Amit S Kulkarni
    Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, 77030, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 3:661-6. 2004
    ..This study examined the relationship between depressive symptoms and related medication adherence and health care costs in older adults (age > or = 65 years) with psoriasis...
  21. ncbi request reprint Use of the Self-Administered Eczema Area and Severity Index by parent caregivers: results of a validation study
    T S Housman
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Br J Dermatol 147:1192-8. 2002
    ..Additionally, the use of self-assessed severity indices in dermatology is restricted to adult subjects and conditions, thereby not addressing the needs of paediatric patients...
  22. ncbi request reprint Better medication adherence results in greater improvement in severity of psoriasis
    C L Carroll
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Br J Dermatol 151:895-7. 2004
    ..Patients are commonly nonadherent to medication regimens. In dermatology, there has been little study of the effect of nonadherence on outcomes...
  23. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting prescription of ultra-high potency topical corticosteroids in skin disease: an analysis of US national practice data
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 4:699-706. 2005
    ..Education efforts and novel preparations of Class I agents will help to ensure the best possible care for patients suffering from significant skin diseases like psoriasis...
  24. ncbi request reprint How disclosing HMO physician incentives affects trust
    Mark A Hall
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:197-206. 2002
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Class I topical corticosteroid use by psoriasis patients in an academic practice
    D J Pearce
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University of Helath Sciences, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 15:235-8. 2004
    ..Their use is most appropriate for the treatment of plaques in regions excluding the face, axilla, groin and genitals...
  26. ncbi request reprint Investigating correlates of health related quality of life in a low-income sample of patients with diabetes
    F Camacho
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Qual Life Res 11:783-96. 2002
    ..We sought to describe and find correlates of health-related quality of life among under-served low-income patients in North Carolina with diabetes mellitus...
  27. ncbi request reprint Medication-related factors affecting health care outcomes and costs for patients with psoriasis in the United States
    Amit S Kulkarni
    Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 52:27-31. 2005
    ..The impact of psoriasis medication therapy on costs and patient outcomes in large nationally representative samples needs further examination...
  28. ncbi request reprint Adherence in dermatology: a review of the last 20 years
    Kafele T Hodari
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 17:136-42. 2006
    ..Adherence has been studied in many areas of medicine; however, there are few published articles pertaining to adherence and dermatology...
  29. ncbi request reprint Adherence to topical therapy decreases during the course of an 8-week psoriasis clinical trial: commonly used methods of measuring adherence to topical therapy overestimate actual use
    Christie L Carroll
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC 27104, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 51:212-6. 2004
    ..Medication nonadherence is common throughout medicine, and research into this area is increasing; however, knowledge about topical medication adherence is limited...
  30. ncbi request reprint Cost impact of botulinum toxin use in Medicaid-enrolled children with cerebral palsy
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J South Orthop Assoc 11:71-9. 2002
    ..These data suggest that BTX therapy does not significantly add to the costs of treating Medicaid-enrolled children with CP...
  31. ncbi request reprint Medication-related predictors of health-related quality of life in glaucoma patients enrolled in a medicare health maintenance organization
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Division of Management and Policy Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 1:75-81. 2003
    ..Pharmacologic therapy for glaucoma consists mainly of topical eye drops containing beta-blockers or prostaglandin analogs...
  32. ncbi request reprint Healthcare costs and prescription adherence with introduction of thiazolidinedione therapy in Medicaid type 2 diabetic patients: a retrospective data analysis
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Division of Management and Policy Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 20:1633-40. 2004
    ..In addition differences among the TZDs with respect to these outcomes were examined...
  33. pmc How patient-physician encounters in critical medical situations affect trust: results of a national survey
    Rahul A Shenolikar
    Division of Management, Policy and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, 1200 Herman Pressler, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:24. 2004
    ..This study examines the association between patient-physician encounters in such critical medical situations and patients' trust in their physician and in the medical profession in general...
  34. ncbi request reprint The burden of atopic dermatitis: impact on the patient, family, and society
    Christie L Carroll
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 25157, USA
    Pediatr Dermatol 22:192-9. 2005
    ..Targeting parents and caregivers with education and psychosocial support can decrease family and personal burden, which in turn may decrease the cost of treating the condition because of better medical, psychosocial, and family outcomes...
  35. ncbi request reprint Does cost-effectiveness play a role in clinical trials?
    Tace Steele
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 2715 1071, USA
    Dermatol Ther 20:110-9. 2007
    ..Collection of cost data needs to be incorporated into clinical trials to facilitate these decisions...
  36. ncbi request reprint Diabetes care management participation in a primary care setting and subsequent hospitalization risk
    Anthony J Greisinger
    Kelsey Research Foundation, Houston, Texas 77054, USA
    Dis Manag 7:325-32. 2004
    ..Attendance at diabetes educational sessions in primary care settings coupled with maintenance of blood glucose control seem to be associated with greatest risk reduction...
  37. ncbi request reprint Predictors of medication adherence and associated health care costs in an older population with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a longitudinal cohort study
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Clin Ther 25:2958-71. 2003
    ....
  38. pmc Trust in the medical profession: conceptual and measurement issues
    Mark A Hall
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:1419-39. 2002
    ..To develop and test a multi-item measure for general trust in physicians, in contrast with trust in a specific physician...
  39. ncbi request reprint Psoriasis treatment in the United States at the end of the 20th century
    Daniel J Pearce
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    Int J Dermatol 45:370-4. 2006
    ..A cornerstone of therapy has been topical corticosteroids, although over the past 10 years there have been many additions to the medication armamentarium. Furthermore, various combination regimens and approaches have been advocated...
  40. ncbi request reprint Paradoxical effects of cost reduction measures in managed care systems for treatment of severe psoriasis
    Brad A Yentzer
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Dermatol Online J 15:1. 2009
    ..Unfortunately, coverage policies for psoriasis therapies do not necessarily follow current treatment paradigms, such that more expensive second or third line treatments may be more easily obtained than first line treatments...
  41. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in the treatment of pigmentation disorders in outpatient settings: analysis of US national practice data
    R Balkrishnan
    Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 15:227-30. 2004
    ..An understanding of why certain patients or races present more frequently to physicians would help guide attempts for early interventions and education for these patients...
  42. ncbi request reprint Topical tacrolimus ointment combined with 6% salicylic acid gel for plaque psoriasis treatment
    Christie L Carroll
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Arch Dermatol 141:43-6. 2005
    ..The efficacy of tacrolimus ointment for the treatment of facial and intertriginous psoriasis suggests that if tacrolimus penetration can be increased, the ointment could be used for effective treatment of plaque psoriasis...
  43. doi request reprint Prevalence of pigmentary disorders and their impact on quality of life: a prospective cohort study
    Anne Taylor
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Cosmet Dermatol 7:164-8. 2008
    ..Pigmentary disorders are commonly seen in dermatology practice and can have a negative psychosocial impact on patients...
  44. ncbi request reprint Survival disadvantage among Medicaid-insured breast cancer patients treated with breast conserving surgery without radiation therapy
    Kristie Long Foley
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 101:207-14. 2007
    ..It is possible that the prognostic significance of omission of RT in clinical trials underestimates the significance of risk in the community...
  45. ncbi request reprint Predictors of treatment choices and associated outcomes in actinic keratoses: results from a national physician survey study
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Departments of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 17:162-6. 2006
    ..This study examined which AK therapy was preferred among dermatologists and primary care physicians (PCPs), as well as potential determinants of therapeutic selection...
  46. ncbi request reprint Clobetasol propionate for psoriasis: are ointments really more potent?
    Lindsey Warino
    Ohio State University College of Medicine, School of Public Health, Columbus, OH, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 5:527-32. 2006
    ..We excluded studies conducted before 1980 and those that allowed concomitant treatments...
  47. ncbi request reprint Correlates of health-related quality of life in women with severe facial blemishes
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology, Psychiatry, and Public Health Services, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Int J Dermatol 45:111-5. 2006
    ..Visible facial skin lesions are a common condition. Purpose This study assessed factors associated with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in women with visible facial skin lesions...
  48. ncbi request reprint Adherence to topical therapy increases around the time of office visits
    Steven R Feldman
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Columbus, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 57:81-3. 2007
    ..The efficacy of topical medications is limited by non-adherence. Interventions to improve adherence to topical treatments are not well characterized...
  49. pmc Willing to wait?: the influence of patient wait time on satisfaction with primary care
    Roger T Anderson
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:31. 2007
    ..This study examined the relationship between patient waiting time and willingness to return for care and patient satisfaction ratings with primary care physicians...
  50. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of a mass media campaign to encourage parents of adolescents to talk to their children about sex
    Robert H Durant
    Brenner Center for Child and Adolescent Health, Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1081, USA
    J Adolesc Health 38:298.e1-9. 2006
    ..The primary message of the campaign was "Talk to your kids about sex. Everyone else is."..
  51. ncbi request reprint Risk classification of Medicare HMO enrollee cost levels using a decision-tree approach
    Roger T Anderson
    Section on Social Sciences and Health Policy, Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, 2000 West First Street, Piedmont Plaza II, 2nd Floor, Winston Salem, NC 27104, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:89-98. 2004
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Patients with palmoplantar psoriasis have more physical disability and discomfort than patients with other forms of psoriasis: implications for clinical practice
    Adam A Pettey
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27104, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 49:271-5. 2003
    ..Psoriasis is a chronic, unpredictable, and incurable disease that has a negative impact on patients' quality of life. Palm and sole psoriasis can add to this negative impact as it directly affects activities of daily living...
  53. ncbi request reprint Strategy to manage the treatment of severe psoriasis: considerations of efficacy, safety and cost
    Steven R Feldman
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 4:1525-33. 2003
    ..Developing rational, effective and acceptable strategies to manage psoriasis treatments would encourage cost-effective psoriasis management...
  54. ncbi request reprint Relation between use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and muscle strength and physical function in older women: an observational study
    Graziano Onder
    Sticht Center on Aging, Section on Gerontology and Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Lancet 359:926-30. 2002
    ..We aimed to see whether ACE inhibitors also prevent reduction in physical performance and in muscle strength in older women who do not have CHF...
  55. ncbi request reprint Spasticity associated with cerebral palsy in children: guidelines for the use of botulinum A toxin
    L Andrew Koman
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1070, USA
    Paediatr Drugs 5:11-23. 2003
    ..Botulinum A toxin, when used in appropriate doses, is well tolerated...
  56. ncbi request reprint Effect of language immersion on communication with Latino patients
    Shari Barkin
    Department of Pediatrics and Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    N C Med J 64:258-62. 2003
    ..Programs are needed to enhance communication effectiveness with Latino patients. We examined the effect of language immersion training for pediatric faculty on their communication with Latino patients...
  57. ncbi request reprint Patients spend more time with the physician for excision of a malignant skin lesion than for excision of a benign skin lesion
    Steven R Feldman
    Department of Dermatology and the Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    Dermatol Surg 30:351-3; discussion 353-4. 2004
    ..Currently, there is a difference in reimbursement between excision of malignant and benign lesions. There is concern that there is not sufficient rationale for differential reimbursement for these two procedures...
  58. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with self-esteem in pre-adolescents and adolescents with cerebral palsy
    Janeen C Manuel
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Adolesc Health 32:456-8. 2003
    ..In a multivariate model, only perceived impact of the disability remained significant...
  59. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of the insulin treatment satisfaction questionnaire
    Roger T Anderson
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Clin Ther 26:565-78. 2004
    ..Historically, daily insulin treatment has been viewed as burdensome to patients, prompting newer formulations and improved delivery methods...
  60. ncbi request reprint Patient-centered outcomes of diabetes self-care. Associations with satisfaction and general health in a community clinic setting
    Roger T Anderson
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, USA
    N C Med J 64:58-65. 2003
    ..This study examined correlates of three patient-centered outcomes of diabetes self-care (awareness of self-care components, difficulties in diabetes self-care, and adherence to self-care) among low-income diabetic patients...
  61. ncbi request reprint Parent caregiver-related predictors of health care service utilization by children with cerebral palsy enrolled in Medicaid
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Pediatr Health Care 16:73-8. 2002
    ..This study examined the associations between characteristics of the parent caregiver and health care service utilization by children with cerebral palsy enrolled in Medicaid...
  62. ncbi request reprint Stress and adaptation in mothers of children with cerebral palsy
    Janeen Manuel
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Winstion Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 28:197-201. 2003
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint Surfactant phospholipid changes after antigen challenge: a role for phosphatidylglycerol in dysfunction
    R Duncan Hite
    Section of Pulmonary Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1054, USA
    Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 288:L610-7. 2005
    ..In summary, alteration of phospholipids, particularly depletion of PG, in the LA of surfactant may be an important mechanism in asthma-associated surfactant dysfunction...
  64. ncbi request reprint Nonmelanoma skin cancer: an episode of care management approach
    Tamara S Housman
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Center for Dermatology Research, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Dermatol Surg 29:700-11. 2003
    ..It is the most common form of cancer in the United States, more common than all other cancers combined. To determine the contributors to the cost of NMSC care, an episode of care of NMSC needed to be defined...
  65. ncbi request reprint Improved quality of life with effective treatment of facial melasma: the pigment trial
    R Balkrishnan
    University of Texas Schools of Public Health and Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 3:377-81. 2004
    ..The treatment was safe and well tolerated. After 8 weeks of therapy, patients reported that FA+HQ+RA had provided a variety of benefits that had enhanced their quality of life...
  66. ncbi request reprint Adapting electronic adherence monitors to standard packages of topical medications
    Mark G Tusa
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 55:886-7. 2006
    ..We conclude that adapting existing electronic monitors to medication tubes should facilitate a much better understanding of adherence to topical treatment...
  67. ncbi request reprint Stealth monitoring of adherence to topical medication: adherence is very poor in children with atopic dermatitis
    Jennifer Krejci-Manwaring
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1071, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 56:211-6. 2007
    ..Adherence to topical treatment of atopic dermatitis has not been well characterized. Poor adherence to topical medication could account for failure of topical therapy...
  68. pmc Consumer satisfaction with primary care provider choice and associated trust
    Ming Ying L Chu-Weininger
    School of Health Information Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:139. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study is to analyze variables associated with consumer's satisfaction that they have enough choice when selecting their primary care provider (PCP), and to analyze the importance of these variables on provider trust...
  69. ncbi request reprint Measures used in specifying psoriasis lesion(s), global disease and quality of life: a systematic review
    Javier Garduno
    Department of Dermatology, Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 18:223-42. 2007
    ..To assess which measures are utilized to quantify lesions, disease severity, and quality of life in the current literature on psoriasis vulgaris...
  70. doi request reprint Written action plans: potential for improving outcomes in children with atopic dermatitis
    Sarah S Chisolm
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 59:677-83. 2008
    ..Few controlled trials directly comparing use to non-use of a WAP were found. WAPs show promise in improving adherence in pediatric asthma, and their effect on adherence in pediatric atopic dermatitis is worthy of further investigation...
  71. ncbi request reprint Limited availability of psoriasis and phototherapy care: an analysis of advertisements
    John G Hancox
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Dermatol Online J 11:6. 2005
    ..These findings raise the concern that incentive structures in the United States healthcare system do not adequately support delivery of dermatologic care for psoriasis. Efforts to promote psoriasis care should be encouraged...
  72. doi request reprint Adherence to acitretin and home narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy in patients with psoriasis
    Brad A Yentzer
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1071, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 59:577-81. 2008
    ..However, few data exist about adherence rates to home phototherapy, adding to concerns about the appropriateness of home phototherapy as a psoriasis treatment option...
  73. ncbi request reprint Prescribing patterns for topical retinoids within NAMCS data
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Dermatology and Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 4:172-9. 2005
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to examine whether prescribing patterns of a nationally representative sample of US physicians shed light on the incidence of use of topical retinoids for indications other than acne...
  74. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal examination of health outcomes associated with botulinum toxin use in children with cerebral palsy
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    J Surg Orthop Adv 13:76-80. 2004
    ..001). These findings suggest that BTX injections may be associated with beneficial outcomes in childhood spasticity...
  75. ncbi request reprint How PAs improve access to care for the underserved
    Forrest S Staton
    Departmetn of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    JAAPA 20:32, 34, 36 passim. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that poorer patients in outpatient clinics are more likely to see PAs than physicians...
  76. ncbi request reprint Nonmelanoma skin cancer: is the incidence really increasing among patients younger than 40? A reexamination using 25 years of U.S. outpatient data
    Mary Margaret Bivens
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    Dermatol Surg 32:1473-9. 2006
    ..We performed additional analyses using nationally representative patient samples to confirm these trends...
  77. ncbi request reprint Cumulative irritation potential of metronidazole gel compared to azelaic acid gel after repeated applications to healthy skin
    Kristin Ziel
    Center for Dermatology Research, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    J Drugs Dermatol 4:727-31. 2005
    ..Metronidazole 0.75% gel and azelaic acid 15% gel are commonly used to treat rosacea. Irritation is a common side effect...
  78. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life after pancreatic islet transplantation: a longitudinal study
    Neal R Barshes
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, 6550 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Transplantation 79:1727-30. 2005
    ..Pancreatic islet transplantation (PIT) has proven effective in achieving insulin independence, but to date, the impact of PIT on health-related quality of life (HRQL) has not been studied...
  79. ncbi request reprint Medication adherence and health care costs associated with biologics in Medicaid-enrolled patients with psoriasis
    Monali J Bhosle
    Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 17:294-301. 2006
    ..Costs and patients' adherence related to biologics are important factors to consider while making informed decisions regarding therapy with biologics in psoriasis management...
  80. ncbi request reprint Comparisons of rosiglitazone versus pioglitazone monotherapy introduction and associated health care utilization in medicaid-enrolled patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy and School of Public Health, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    Clin Ther 29:1306-15. 2007
    ..Thiazolidinediones (TZDs) are a newer class of agents used for the treatment of type 2 DM. No previous study has compared health care utilization associated with the 2 TZDs on the market...
  81. ncbi request reprint Quality of dermatologic care delivered by physician assistants: an analysis of prescribing behavior for the combination antifungal agent clotrimazole-betamethasone
    Anita Satyaprakash
    Arch Dermatol 143:1591-2. 2007
  82. doi request reprint Oral antidiabetes medication adherence and health care utilization among Medicaid-enrolled type 2 diabetic patients beginning monotherapy
    Rahul A Shenolikar
    Diabetes Care 31:e5. 2008
  83. ncbi request reprint Outcomes associated with initiation of different controller therapies in a Medicaid asthmatic population: a retrospective data analysis
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and School of Public Health, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    J Asthma 42:35-40. 2005
    ..Outcomes in asthmatic patients may vary depending on the controller medication used. Observational studies of outcomes of asthma therapy are needed to understand the implications of choice of controller in different populations...
  84. pmc Trust in insurers and access to physicians: associated enrollee behaviors and changes over time
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston 77030, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:813-23. 2004
    ..The study also documents changes in trust in the study population following the disclosure of physician incentives...
  85. doi request reprint Home narrowband UV-B phototherapy in combination with low-dose acitretin in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis
    Christopher B Yelverton
    Arch Dermatol 144:1224-5. 2008
  86. ncbi request reprint Health care costs and medication adherence associated with initiation of insulin pen therapy in medicaid-enrolled patients with type 2 diabetes: a retrospective database analysis
    Manjiri D Pawaskar
    Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    Clin Ther 29:1294-305. 2007
    ..Clinical, health, and economic outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes may be influenced by self-management behaviors and type of pharmacotherapy...
  87. pmc Correlates of patient satisfaction with physician visit: differences between elderly and non-elderly survey respondents
    Meg C Kong
    Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:62. 2007
    ..Few studies document differences in patient satisfaction with physicians in the elderly (> or = 65 years) and compare it to non-elderly (<65 years) patients...
  88. ncbi request reprint Physician and patient factors associated with the prescribing of medications for sleep difficulties that are associated with high abuse potential or are expensive: an analysis of data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey for 1996-2001
    Rafia S Rasu
    Division of Pharmacy Practice, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Pharmacy, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    Clin Ther 27:1970-9. 2005
    ....
  89. ncbi request reprint Medication adherence and health care costs with the introduction of latanoprost therapy for glaucoma in a Medicare managed care population
    Monali J Bhosle
    Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 5:100-11. 2007
    ..Latanoprost, a prostaglandin inhibitor, is increasingly being used in the therapeutic management of glaucoma. However, there is scant literature examining the cost and outcome ramifications of latanoprost...
  90. ncbi request reprint Outcomes associated with introduction of thiazolidinedione therapy in Medicaid enrolled patients with type 2 diabetes: an updated and expanded retrospective analysis
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 22:551-9. 2006
    ....
  91. ncbi request reprint Predictors of healthcare outcomes and costs related to medication use in patients with acne in the United States
    Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Columbus 43210, USA
    Cutis 77:251-5. 2006
    ..01). Adherence to acne medications is an important component of better health status. Pharmacologic treatment of acne does not significantly add to acne-related annual healthcare costs...
  92. pmc Quality of life in patients with psoriasis
    Monali J Bhosle
    Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and School of Public Health, 500 W, 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:35. 2006
    ..Factors associated with quality of life in psoriasis patients are described. It further describes physician's role in the psoriasis management to improve patients' overall well-being...
  93. ncbi request reprint Measuring patients' trust in their primary care providers
    Mark A Hall
    Wake Forest University, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 59:293-318. 2002
    ..Correlations are equivalent with lack of disputes, length of relationship, and number of visits [corrected]...
  94. ncbi request reprint Melasma and its impact on health-related quality of life in Hispanic women
    Manjiri D Pawaskar
    Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    J Dermatolog Treat 18:5-9. 2007
    ..Even though melasma is prevalent in Hispanic women, its impact on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has been under-reported. The purpose of this review is to evaluate the impact of melasma on the HRQOL of Hispanic women...
  95. ncbi request reprint Comparison of medication adherence and associated health care costs after introduction of pioglitazone treatment in African Americans versus all other races in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a retrospective data analysis
    Rahul A Shenolikar
    Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, 500 W 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Clin Ther 28:1199-207. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to compare treatment adherence and health care costs in African Americans versus all other races (All Others) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus starting treatment with pioglitazone...
  96. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptomatology, medication persistence, and associated healthcare costs in older adults with glaucoma
    Sujata S Jayawant
    Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    J Glaucoma 16:513-20. 2007
    ..This study examined association between depressive symptoms and Glaucoma medication-related persistence and predictors of associated healthcare charges in older adults with primary open angle Glaucoma...