Drew A Helmer
- Challenges to be overcome using population-based sampling methods to recruit veterans for a study of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuryPeter J Bayley
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center WRIISC, Veteran Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, 3801 Miranda Avenue 151Y, Palo Alto, CA 94304 1290, USA
BMC Med Res Methodol 14:48. 2014..This study investigated the feasibility of recruiting veterans returning from recent military conflicts--Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)--using a population-based sampling method...
- Assessment and documentation of sexual health issues of recent combat veterans seeking VHA careDrew A Helmer
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
J Sex Med 10:1065-73. 2013..Recent combat veterans may be particularly vulnerable to sexual health issues due to their deployment-related health issues such as mental health conditions, prescription medications use, and psychosocial challenges...
- Opting out of an integrated healthcare system: dual-system use is associated with poorer glycemic control in veterans with diabetesDrew Helmer
VA New Jersey Health Care System Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, East Orange, NJ, USA
Prim Care Diabetes 2:73-80. 2008..To test for an association between quality of care and patient choice to obtain care outside an integrated healthcare delivery system...
- Health and exposure concerns of veterans deployed to Iraq and AfghanistanDrew A Helmer
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, VA New Jersey Healthcare System, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
J Occup Environ Med 49:475-80. 2007..We report the clinical concerns of US veterans of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom evaluated at the New Jersey War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center (NJ WRIISC) between June 2004 and January 2006...
- Chronic widespread pain, mental health, and physical role function in OEF/OIF veteransDrew A Helmer
Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Pain Med 10:1174-82. 2009..Describe the associations among pain, mental health concerns, and function in veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF)...
- Individualized, non-age-based glycemic control in elderly veterans with diabetesDrew A Helmer
Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey, USA
Diabetes Care 31:728-31. 2008..To examine the role of age and endocrinology care in glycemic testing and control in elderly veterans with diabetes...
- Can ambulatory care prevent hospitalization for metabolic decompensation?Drew A Helmer
Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, Veterans Administration New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey, USA
Med Care 46:148-57. 2008..Metabolic decompensations (MD) are hospitalizations considered preventable with appropriate ambulatory care. We tested for associations between diabetes care and MD...
- Applying diabetes-related Prevention Quality Indicators to a national cohort of veterans with diabetesDrew A Helmer
Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey 07018, USA
Diabetes Care 26:3017-23. 2003..We identified patient-level characteristics associated with hospitalization for metabolic decompensation, developed a risk-adjustment model for the measures, and compared regional network performance using these PQIs...
- Health services use among Gulf War veterans and Gulf War era nondeployed veterans: a large population-based surveyDrew A Helmer
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center and the Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, Veterans Affairs New Jersey HealthCare System, East Orange, USA
Am J Public Health 97:2145-8. 2007..24; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.06, 1.51]). Among these groups, the National Guard and Reserve personnel were more likely to have been hospitalized than were the regular military personnel (OR= 1.65; 95% CI=1.21, 2.26)...
- The war-related illness and injury study centers: a resource for deployment-related health concernsAndrew E Lincoln
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 50 Irving Street, NW, Washington, DC 20422, USA
Mil Med 171:577-85. 2006..009) and use of rehabilitation therapies (1.6 additional visits, p = 0.018) followed the NRP referral. The small gain in mental function suggests that the NRP may benefit combat veterans with long and complex medical histories...
- Racial differences in sexual dysfunction among postdeployed Iraq and Afghanistan veteransG M Monawar Hosain
Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Am J Mens Health 7:374-81. 2013..All postdeployed veterans should be screened; and psychosocial support and educational materials should address race/ethnicity-specific risk factors. ..
- Sexual dysfunction among male veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan: prevalence and correlatesG M Monawar Hosain
Houston VA HSR and D Center of Excellence, Houston, TX 77030, USA
J Sex Med 10:516-23. 2013..Sexual dysfunction (SD) is not well described in the Iraq/Afghanistan veteran population despite high prevalence of multiple risk factors for this issue...
- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans report symptoms consistent with chronic multisymptom illness one year after deploymentLisa M McAndrew
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, Department of Veterans Affairs VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, NJ
J Rehabil Res Dev 53:59-70. 2016..This study suggests that the presence of CMI should be considered in the evaluation of OIF/OEF Veterans. Further, it suggests the pain management for these Veterans may need to be tailored to take CMI into consideration. ..
- Serotonin transporter genotype and mild traumatic brain injury independently influence resilience and perception of limitations in veteransDavid P Graham
Neurorehabilitation Neurons to Networks Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs VA Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
J Psychiatr Res 47:835-42. 2013....
- Developing a bioterrorism preparedness campaign for veterans: Using focus groups to inform materials developmentSusan L Santos
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center in the VA New Jersey Health Care System in East Orange, New Jersey, USA
Health Promot Pract 8:31-40. 2007..This article describes the results of a series of focus groups with three veteran subpopulations of interest to characterize their concerns and information needs and summarizes the insights gained that helped guide materials development...