Wen Chih Wu

Summary

Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The electrocardiogram in the primary care office
    Pranav M Patel
    Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02908, USA
    Prim Care 32:901-30, vi. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Multidisciplinary group behavioral and pharmacologic intervention for cardiac risk reduction in diabetes: a pilot study
    Oanh J Martin
    Pharmacy Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence, RI, USA
    Diabetes Educ 33:118-27. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Pharmacist-led shared medical appointments for multiple cardiovascular risk reduction in patients with type 2 diabetes
    Lisa B Cohen
    Systems Outcomes and Quality in Chronic Disease andRehabilitation, Research Enhancement Award Program, Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Diabetes Educ 37:801-12. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Association between hospital intraoperative blood transfusion practices for surgical blood loss and hospital surgical mortality rates
    Wen Chih Wu
    Center on Systems, Outcomes and Quality in Chronic Disease and Rehabilitation, Research Enhancement Award Program, Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Ann Surg 255:708-14. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Operative blood loss, blood transfusion, and 30-day mortality in older patients after major noncardiac surgery
    Wen Chih Wu
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence, RI, USA
    Ann Surg 252:11-7. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Preoperative hematocrit levels and postoperative outcomes in older patients undergoing noncardiac surgery
    Wen Chih Wu
    Target Research Enhancement Program, Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Department of Community Health, Providence, RI, USA
    JAMA 297:2481-8. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Cataract surgery complications in nonagenarians
    Victoria L Tseng
    Section of Ophthalmology, VA Medical Center, Providence, RI, USA
    Ophthalmology 118:1229-35. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Pharmacist-led group medical appointment model in type 2 diabetes
    Tracey H Taveira
    Systems Outcomes and Quality in Chronic disease and Rehabilitation, Research Enhancement Award ProgramProvidence VA Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Diabetes Educ 36:109-17. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of ocular complications associated with cataract surgery in United States veterans
    Paul B Greenberg
    Section of Ophthalmology, VA Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island 02908, USA
    Ophthalmology 118:507-14. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Pharmacist-led cardiac risk reduction model
    Tracey H Taveira
    University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy, Kingston, RI, USA
    Prev Cardiol 9:202-8. 2006

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. ncbi request reprint The electrocardiogram in the primary care office
    Pranav M Patel
    Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02908, USA
    Prim Care 32:901-30, vi. 2005
    ..Following a specific routine and methodical analysis of the data will ensure an accurate interpretation result. In the worst-case scenario, they can always be faxed or transmitted for inter-consultation with a more experienced reader...
  2. ncbi request reprint Multidisciplinary group behavioral and pharmacologic intervention for cardiac risk reduction in diabetes: a pilot study
    Oanh J Martin
    Pharmacy Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence, RI, USA
    Diabetes Educ 33:118-27. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary team providing both education and medication management in a group setting for cardiac risk reduction in patients with diabetes mellitus...
  3. doi request reprint Pharmacist-led shared medical appointments for multiple cardiovascular risk reduction in patients with type 2 diabetes
    Lisa B Cohen
    Systems Outcomes and Quality in Chronic Disease andRehabilitation, Research Enhancement Award Program, Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Diabetes Educ 37:801-12. 2011
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Association between hospital intraoperative blood transfusion practices for surgical blood loss and hospital surgical mortality rates
    Wen Chih Wu
    Center on Systems, Outcomes and Quality in Chronic Disease and Rehabilitation, Research Enhancement Award Program, Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Ann Surg 255:708-14. 2012
    ..We determine the relationship between hospital-level rates of intraoperative blood transfusion and 30-day mortality among older patients with significant intraoperative blood loss...
  5. doi request reprint Operative blood loss, blood transfusion, and 30-day mortality in older patients after major noncardiac surgery
    Wen Chih Wu
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence, RI, USA
    Ann Surg 252:11-7. 2010
    ..Anemia and operative blood loss are common in the elderly, but evidence is lacking on whether intraoperative blood transfusions can reduce the risk of postoperative death...
  6. ncbi request reprint Preoperative hematocrit levels and postoperative outcomes in older patients undergoing noncardiac surgery
    Wen Chih Wu
    Target Research Enhancement Program, Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Department of Community Health, Providence, RI, USA
    JAMA 297:2481-8. 2007
    ..Despite nearly universal screening of patients for abnormal preoperative hematocrit levels, limited evidence demonstrates the adverse effects of preoperative anemia or polycythemia...
  7. doi request reprint Cataract surgery complications in nonagenarians
    Victoria L Tseng
    Section of Ophthalmology, VA Medical Center, Providence, RI, USA
    Ophthalmology 118:1229-35. 2011
    ..To investigate whether nonagenarians relative to octogenarians are at increased risk of ocular complications from cataract surgery in the US Veterans Health Administration (VHA)...
  8. doi request reprint Pharmacist-led group medical appointment model in type 2 diabetes
    Tracey H Taveira
    Systems Outcomes and Quality in Chronic disease and Rehabilitation, Research Enhancement Award ProgramProvidence VA Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Diabetes Educ 36:109-17. 2010
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of ocular complications associated with cataract surgery in United States veterans
    Paul B Greenberg
    Section of Ophthalmology, VA Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island 02908, USA
    Ophthalmology 118:507-14. 2011
    ..To investigate the prevalence and predictors of intraoperative and 90-day postoperative ocular complications associated with cataract surgery performed in the United States Veterans Health Administration (VHA) system...
  10. ncbi request reprint Pharmacist-led cardiac risk reduction model
    Tracey H Taveira
    University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy, Kingston, RI, USA
    Prev Cardiol 9:202-8. 2006
    ..The CRRC model reduces the risk of cardiovascular events as assessed by Framingham point score in patients with established coronary artery disease and/or diabetes...
  11. pmc Benefits of a primary care clinic co-located and integrated in a mental health setting for veterans with serious mental illness
    Paul A Pirraglia
    Systems Outcomes and Quality in Chronic disease and Rehabilitation, Providence VA Medical Center, 830 Chalkstone Ave, Bldg 32, Providence, RI 02908, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E51. 2012
    ..We tested whether implementation of such a program affected health service use and cardiovascular risk factor control among veterans with serious mental illness who had previously demonstrated limited primary care engagement...
  12. doi request reprint Pharmacist-led group medical appointments for the management of type 2 diabetes with comorbid depression in older adults
    Tracey H Taveira
    Systems Outcomes and Quality in Chronic disease and Rehabilitation, Research Enhancement Award Program, Providence Veterans Administration VA Medical Center, Providence, RI, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 45:1346-55. 2011
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Flow-mediated vasodilation predicts the presence and extent of coronary artery disease assessed by stress thallium imaging
    Wen Chih Wu
    Division of Cardiology, Providence VA Medical Center, Brown Medical School, 830 Challkstone, Providence, RI 02908, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 12:538-44. 2005
    ..Stress single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging is commonly used to study patients with CAD. We sought to study the relationship between endothelial dysfunction by FMD and stress thallium SPECT to detect CAD...
  14. pmc Fasting serum C-peptide levels predict cardiovascular and overall death in nondiabetic adults
    Nileshkumar Patel
    Research Enhancement Award Program, Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence, RI 02908, USA
    J Am Heart Assoc 1:e003152. 2012
    ....
  15. doi request reprint The association between C-reactive protein levels and insulin therapy in obese vs nonobese veterans with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Sameed Ahmed M Khatana
    Research Enhancement Award Program, Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence, RI, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 12:462-8. 2010
    ..Due to the association between insulin therapy and CRP in nonobese patients, these results may aid clinicians in deciding on the initiation of insulin therapy for nonobese diabetic patients when noninsulin alternatives are available...
  16. doi request reprint Efficacy of a pharmacist-led cardiovascular risk reduction clinic for diabetic patients with and without mental health conditions
    Tracey H Taveira
    Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, RI, USA
    Prev Cardiol 11:195-200. 2008
    ..10+/-0.13 vs 0.10+/-0.14; P=.82), but patients with MHCs had a longer CRRC enrollment (245+/-152 vs 205+/-161 days; P<.03). The efficacy of the CRRC model to reduce cardiovascular risk is not attenuated by a concomitant MHC...
  17. doi request reprint Right ventricular function relates to functional capacity in men with atrial fibrillation and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction
    Scott Cohen
    Vascular Research Laboratory, Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island 02908, USA
    Echocardiography 30:542-50. 2013
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Management of coronary heart disease: stable angina, acute coronary syndrome, myocardial infarction
    Shalin B Mehta
    Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02908, USA
    Prim Care 32:1057-81. 2005
    ..Follow-ing a diagnosis of CHD, patients should undergo intense coronary risk-fac-tor modification to reduce the risk of future events...
  19. ncbi request reprint Miscellaneous use of exercise echocardiography in patients with chronic pulmonary disease or congenital heart defect
    Ara Sadaniantz
    Division of Cardiology, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Echocardiography 21:477-84. 2004
    ..Lastly, exercise echocardiography can also screen for residual narrowing in patients after repair of the coarctation of the aorta by detecting a significant diastolic gradient in the descending aorta during exercise provocation...
  20. ncbi request reprint Maintenance of cardiovascular risk goals in veterans with diabetes after discharge from a cardiovascular risk reduction clinic
    Paul A Pirraglia
    Systems, Outcomes, and Quality in Chronic Disease and Rehabilitation SOQCR Program, Providence VA Medical Center, 830 Chalkstone Avenue, Building T32, Providence, RI 02908 4799, USA
    Prev Cardiol 12:3-8. 2009
    ..Worse control at entry predicted failure after successful attainment of a cardiovascular goal. More sustained attention or booster interventions for patients with worse control at entry may be necessary...
  21. doi request reprint Echocardiographic indices of diastolic function relate to functional capacity and quality of life in ambulatory men with atrial fibrillation
    Shahnaz Punjani
    Vascular Research Laboratory, Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island 02908, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 24:533-540.e3. 2011
    ....
  22. pmc Effectiveness of a multifactorial cardiovascular risk reduction clinic for diabetes patients with depression
    Paul A Pirraglia
    Program to Integrate Psychosocial and Health Services in Chronic Diseases and Disability, Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 830 Chalkstone Ave, Bldg T32, Providence, RI 02908 4799, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A127. 2008
    ..We examined the relationship between depression diagnosis and responsiveness to the Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Clinic...
  23. doi request reprint Interobserver reliability in the assessment of coronary stenoses by multidetector computed tomography
    Gaurav Choudhary
    Division of Cardiology, Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence, RI 02908, USA
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 35:126-34. 2011
    ..To determine the interobserver reliability for grading coronary stenosis severity with coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA)...
  24. doi request reprint Predictors of mortality within 90 days of cataract surgery
    Paul B Greenberg
    Section of Ophthalmology, VA Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island 02908, USA
    Ophthalmology 117:1894-9, 1899.e1. 2010
    ..To identify predictors of mortality within 90 days of cataract surgery...
  25. ncbi request reprint An overview of stress echocardiography in the study of patients with dilated or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Wen Chih Wu
    Division of Cardiology, Providence VA Medical Center, and The Miriam Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02908, USA
    Echocardiography 21:467-75. 2004
    ..Finally, stress echocardiography has also been used in the identification of the predilated phase of cardiomyopathy in individuals with high clinical suspicion of the disease...
  26. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of aortic valve disorders using stress echocardiography
    Wen Chih Wu
    Division of Cardiology, Providence VA Medical Center, and The Miriam Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02908, USA
    Echocardiography 21:459-66. 2004
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Stratified reporting of high sensitivity troponin I assay is associated with suboptimal management of patients with acute coronary syndrome and intermediate troponin elevation
    Jiwon Kim
    Vascular Research Laboratory, Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island Department of Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
    J Clin Lab Anal 27:402-6. 2013
    ..We sought to investigate the clinical impact of such reporting in the treatment of patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS)...
  28. doi request reprint In vitro coagulation effects of ophthalmic doses of bevacizumab
    Emily Li
    Program in Liberal Medical Education, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Ocul Pharmacol Ther 28:219-21. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of bevacizumab, including the common ophthalmic dose of 1.25 mg, on the coagulation cascade...
  29. doi request reprint Age-, race-, and gender-specific prevalence of diabetes among smokers
    Matthew Jankowich
    Department of Medicine at the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02908, USA
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 93:e101-5. 2011
    ..Diabetes prevalence was significantly increased in white or Hispanic ever smokers after age 25, and in black ever smokers after age 35...
  30. pmc Prevalence and clinical characteristics associated with pulmonary hypertension in african-americans
    Gaurav Choudhary
    Vascular Research Laboratory, Providence VA Medical Center, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America Department of Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e84264. 2013
    ..It is frequently associated with cardiopulmonary diseases that are prevalent in African Americans (AAs). However, the prevalence or determinants of PH in the AA population is not known...
  31. ncbi request reprint Pneumopericardium and pneumothorax after permanent pacemaker implantation
    Clifford C Sebastian
    Division of Cardiology, Providence VA Medical Center, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02908, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:466-8. 2005
    ..Chest tube placement relieved both pneumothorax and pneumopericardium without the need for atrial lead extraction...
  32. doi request reprint Change in hemoglobin A(1c) and C-reactive protein levels in patients with diabetes mellitus
    Sameed Ahmed M Khatana
    Target Research Enhancement Program at the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence, RI 02908, USA
    J Cardiometab Syndr 4:76-80. 2009
    ..2). These results suggest that CRP effects may not be adequate to predict changes in cardiovascular risk among diabetic patients and should not be a surrogate for achieving evidence-based goals in traditional cardiovascular risk factors...
  33. pmc Six-month mortality and cardiac catheterization in non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction patients with anemia
    Wen Chih Wu
    Research Enhancement Award Program, Providence, Massachusetts, USA
    Coron Artery Dis 22:317-23. 2011
    ..We investigated whether receipt of cardiac catheterization relates to 6-month death rates among patients with different severity of anemia...
  34. doi request reprint The role of calcium score and CT angiography in the medical management of patients with normal myocardial perfusion imaging
    Gaurav Choudhary
    Vascular Research Laboratory, Providence VA Medical Center, 830 Chalkstone Ave, Providence, RI 02908, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 17:45-51. 2010
    ..The role of coronary artery calcium-score (CAC) and/or coronary CT Angiography (CTA) to identify additional treatment candidates in this population is unknown...
  35. doi request reprint A comprehensive analysis of dyslipidaemia management in a large health care system
    Sameed Ahmed Mustafa Khatana
    Research Enhancement Award Program at the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 20:81-7. 2014
    ..We therefore aimed to comprehensively study the different components of a multidisciplinary management approach to dyslipidaemia in a large health care system for patients at a high risk for cardiovascular events...
  36. ncbi request reprint Significance of right ventricular visualization on stress sestamibi in a patient with dyspnea after atrial septal defect repair
    Wen Chih Wu
    Division of Cardiology, The Miriam Hospital, Brown University Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 9:236-7. 2002
  37. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of patients with chronic heart failure and iron deficiency treated with intravenous iron: a meta-analysis
    Mahim Kapoor
    Department of Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, RI 02904, USA
    Cardiovasc Hematol Disord Drug Targets 13:35-44. 2013
    ..We conducted a meta-analysis of controlled trials to examine the effects of iron repletion on these parameters...
  38. doi request reprint Decreased lung function is associated with increased arterial stiffness as measured by peripheral pulse pressure: data from NHANES III
    Matthew D Jankowich
    Vascular Research Laboratory, Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Am J Hypertens 23:614-9. 2010
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint The use of stress echocardiography in the assessment of mitral valvular disease
    Wen Chih Wu
    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Providence VA Medical Center, and The Miriam Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02908, USA
    Echocardiography 21:451-8. 2004
    ..Finally, it evaluates the proper functioning of prosthetic mitral valves and helps on the monitoring of transmitral gradients and PAPs after mitral valve surgery...