waiting lists

Summary

Summary: Prospective patient listings for appointments.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Comparison of mortality in all patients on dialysis, patients on dialysis awaiting transplantation, and recipients of a first cadaveric transplant
    R A Wolfe
    U S Renal Data System Coordinating Center, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48103, USA
    N Engl J Med 341:1725-30. 1999
  2. ncbi Hyponatremia and mortality among patients on the liver-transplant waiting list
    W Ray Kim
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    N Engl J Med 359:1018-26. 2008
  3. ncbi Model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) and allocation of donor livers
    Russell Wiesner
    Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Gastroenterology 124:91-6. 2003
  4. pmc Personal factors associated with health-related quality of life in persons with morbid obesity on treatment waiting lists in Norway
    Anners Lerdal
    Division of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology, Oslo University Hospital, Aker, Trondheimsveien 235, 0514, Oslo, Norway
    Qual Life Res 20:1187-96. 2011
  5. ncbi Persistent ascites and low serum sodium identify patients with cirrhosis and low MELD scores who are at high risk for early death
    Douglas M Heuman
    Department of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, USA
    Hepatology 40:802-10. 2004
  6. ncbi Serum sodium, renal function, and survival of patients with end-stage liver disease
    Young Suk Lim
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Hepatol 52:523-8. 2010
  7. pmc Limitations of the MELD score in predicting mortality or need for removal from waiting list in patients awaiting liver transplantation
    Daniel Gotthardt
    Department of Internal Medicine IV, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Gastroenterol 9:72. 2009
  8. ncbi The four hour target to reduce Emergency Department 'waiting time': a systematic review of clinical outcomes
    Peter Jones
    Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Emerg Med Australas 22:391-8. 2010
  9. pmc A population follow-up study of patients who left an emergency department without being seen by a medical officer
    Mohammed Mohsin
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Emerg Med J 24:175-9. 2007
  10. ncbi Re-weighting the model for end-stage liver disease score components
    Pratima Sharma
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Gastroenterology 135:1575-81. 2008

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Publications360 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Comparison of mortality in all patients on dialysis, patients on dialysis awaiting transplantation, and recipients of a first cadaveric transplant
    R A Wolfe
    U S Renal Data System Coordinating Center, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48103, USA
    N Engl J Med 341:1725-30. 1999
    ....
  2. ncbi Hyponatremia and mortality among patients on the liver-transplant waiting list
    W Ray Kim
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    N Engl J Med 359:1018-26. 2008
    ..Under the current liver-transplantation policy, donor organs are offered to patients with the highest risk of death...
  3. ncbi Model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) and allocation of donor livers
    Russell Wiesner
    Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Gastroenterology 124:91-6. 2003
    ..Our aim was to assess the capability of the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score to correctly rank potential liver recipients according to their severity of liver disease and mortality risk on the OPTN liver waiting list...
  4. pmc Personal factors associated with health-related quality of life in persons with morbid obesity on treatment waiting lists in Norway
    Anners Lerdal
    Division of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology, Oslo University Hospital, Aker, Trondheimsveien 235, 0514, Oslo, Norway
    Qual Life Res 20:1187-96. 2011
    ....
  5. ncbi Persistent ascites and low serum sodium identify patients with cirrhosis and low MELD scores who are at high risk for early death
    Douglas M Heuman
    Department of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, USA
    Hepatology 40:802-10. 2004
    ....
  6. ncbi Serum sodium, renal function, and survival of patients with end-stage liver disease
    Young Suk Lim
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Hepatol 52:523-8. 2010
    ..We investigate the role of serum creatinine and sodium, and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) as determinants of survival in patients with ESLD...
  7. pmc Limitations of the MELD score in predicting mortality or need for removal from waiting list in patients awaiting liver transplantation
    Daniel Gotthardt
    Department of Internal Medicine IV, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Gastroenterol 9:72. 2009
    ..The relative shortage of organ donors renders the allocation algorithms of organs essential. The optimal strategy based on scoring systems and/or waiting time is still under debate...
  8. ncbi The four hour target to reduce Emergency Department 'waiting time': a systematic review of clinical outcomes
    Peter Jones
    Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Emerg Med Australas 22:391-8. 2010
    ..Countries seeking to emulate the UK experience should proceed with caution...
  9. pmc A population follow-up study of patients who left an emergency department without being seen by a medical officer
    Mohammed Mohsin
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Emerg Med J 24:175-9. 2007
    ..To describe the population of emergency department patients who leave without being seen by a medical officer, to investigate the circumstances of their visit and to ascertain whether they subsequently receive alternative medical care...
  10. ncbi Re-weighting the model for end-stage liver disease score components
    Pratima Sharma
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Gastroenterology 135:1575-81. 2008
    ..We re-estimated MELD coefficients and evaluated the effect of updated MELD on the liver transplant waiting list ranking...
  11. ncbi Community preferences for the allocation of solid organs for transplantation: a systematic review
    Allison Tong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW 2145, Australia
    Transplantation 89:796-805. 2010
    ..This systematic review aimed to ascertain community preferences for organ allocation and the principles underpinning these preferences...
  12. ncbi The impact of waiting time and comorbid conditions on the survival benefit of kidney transplantation
    John S Gill
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Kidney Int 68:2345-51. 2005
    ..Longer waiting times may limit the survival benefit of kidney transplantation in older patients or those with a high burden of comorbid disease...
  13. ncbi Allocation of deceased donor kidneys for transplantation: opinions of patients with CKD
    Colin C Geddes
    Renal Unit, Western Infirmary, University of Glasgow, Scotland
    Am J Kidney Dis 46:949-56. 2005
    ..The aim of this single-center survey is to seek patient opinion about the relative importance of factors used to determine the optimal transplant recipient in kidney allocation schemes...
  14. ncbi The new liver allocation system: moving toward evidence-based transplantation policy
    Richard B Freeman
    Department of Surgery, Tufts New England Medical Center Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Liver Transpl 8:851-8. 2002
    ..Application of such risk models provides an evidenced-based approach on which to base further refinements and improve the model...
  15. pmc Equity, waiting times, and NHS reforms: retrospective study
    Zachary N Cooper
    Cowdray House, London School of Economics, London WC2A 2AE
    BMJ 339:b3264. 2009
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  16. pmc Universal access: but when? Treating the right patient at the right time: access to cardiac rehabilitation
    William Dafoe
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 22:905-11. 2006
    ..All cardiovascular disease patients require core aspects of CR services. Patients who would derive benefit from formal CR programs should be provided the opportunity, given the proven efficacy and cost effectiveness of CR...
  17. pmc Kidney transplant candidates' views of the transplant allocation system
    O N Louis
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 12:478-84. 1997
    ..Although attitudes toward the allocation system differed by race, with African American patients more suspicious of the system, the importance patients placed on antigen matching did not appear to differ by race...
  18. ncbi Crowding delays treatment and lengthens emergency department length of stay, even among high-acuity patients
    Melissa L McCarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 54:492-503.e4. 2009
    ..We determine the effect of crowding on emergency department (ED) waiting room, treatment, and boarding times across multiple sites and acuity groups...
  19. ncbi Serum sodium predicts mortality in patients listed for liver transplantation
    Scott W Biggins
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Hepatology 41:32-9. 2005
    ..Addition of serum sodium to MELD increases the ability to predict 3- and 6-month mortality in patients with cirrhosis...
  20. pmc Understanding why some ethnic minority patients evaluate medical care more negatively than white patients: a cross sectional analysis of a routine patient survey in English general practices
    Nicola Mead
    NIHR School for Primary Care, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL
    BMJ 339:b3450. 2009
    ..To examine why patients from ethnic minorities give poorer evaluations of primary health care than white patients...
  21. ncbi Addition of serum sodium into the MELD score predicts waiting list mortality better than MELD alone
    Andres E Ruf
    Liver Unit, Fundacion Favaloro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Liver Transpl 11:336-43. 2005
    ..In conclusion, addition of serum sodium to MELD identified a subgroup of patients with poor outcome in a more efficient way than MELD alone and significantly increased the efficacy of the score to predict waitlist mortality...
  22. pmc Internet-based treatment for adults with depressive symptoms: randomized controlled trial
    Lisanne Warmerdam
    Dept Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, FPP, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Med Internet Res 10:e44. 2008
    ..Depression can be treated effectively with Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), but a short intervention based on problem solving therapy (PST) could constitute a worthwhile alternative to CBT...
  23. ncbi The concept of surgical operating list 'efficiency': a formula to describe the term
    J J Pandit
    Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK
    Anaesthesia 62:895-903. 2007
    ..e. those from the university hospital). We suggest that surgical list performance is more completely described by our formula for efficiency than it is by other conventional measures such as list utilisation or cancellation rate alone...
  24. pmc The "4-hour target": emergency nurses' views
    Andy Mortimore
    Emergency Department, Torbay Hospital, Lawes Bridge, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7AA, UK
    Emerg Med J 24:402-4. 2007
    ..To explore nurses' views and to identify the perceived advantages and disadvantages of the "4-hour target."..
  25. pmc Drug treatment outcomes for persons on waiting lists
    JongSerl Chun
    Graduate School of Social Welfare, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 34:526-33. 2008
    This study examined treatment access and outcomes for persons placed on drug abuse treatment waiting lists. Participants (n = 170) were recruited when they entered either a methadone detoxification program or a day treatment program, and ..
  26. ncbi Reducing waiting times for hospital treatment: lessons from the English NHS
    Anthony Harrison
    King s Fund, London, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 14:168-73. 2009
    ..It also shows that changes at local level have been critical to achieving the recorded improvements, but the precise impact of these is hard to identify...
  27. ncbi Geographic variability in access to primary kidney transplantation in the United States, 1996-2005
    V B Ashby
    University of Michigan, SRTR, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Am J Transplant 7:1412-23. 2007
    ..Six States demonstrated both high wait-listing and deceased donor transplantation rates while six others, plus D.C. and Puerto Rico, were below the national average for both parameters...
  28. ncbi Medical outpatients: changes that can benefit patients
    M G S Dunnill
    Department of Dermatology, Directorate of Medicine, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Avon
    Clin Med 4:45-9. 2004
    ..An RCP booklet, 'How user friendly is your outpatient department?', has also been produced and is available from the college...
  29. pmc The challenge of long waiting lists: how we implemented a GP referral system for non-urgent specialist' appointments at an Australian public hospital
    Lesley A Stainkey
    Townsville General Practice Network, PO Box 7780, Garbutt BC, QLD 4814, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:303. 2010
    ..The process described here is achievable across a range of specialties, deliverable within the routine of the referral centre and identifies the small number of people on the long wait list in need of a procedure...
  30. ncbi Where does the waiting list begin? A short review of the dynamics and organization of modern waiting lists
    Dalia L Rotstein
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 62:3157-60. 2006
    ..Real-world examples are used to illustrate the infancy of funnel or demand-side reform initiatives targeting the queue, and the suggestion is made that policy needs to address the concept of 'waiting' much earlier in the treatment cycle...
  31. pmc "See and Treat": spreading like wildfire? A qualitative study into factors affecting its introduction and spread
    S Saint Lamont
    Northumberland, Tyne and Wear SHA, Riverside House, The Waterfront Goldcrest Way, Newburn Riverside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 8NY, UK
    Emerg Med J 22:548-52. 2005
    ..The aim of this paper was to explore key factors that influenced the spread of "See and Treat" in a range of accident and emergency (A&E) departments...
  32. pmc Development of pediatric wait time access targets
    James G Wright
    Department of Surgery, Robert B Salter Chair of Pediatric Surgical Research, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ont, Canada
    Can J Surg 54:107-10. 2011
    ..The effective management of wait times is a top priority for Canadians. Attention to date has largely focused on wait times for adult surgery. The purpose of this study was to develop surgical wait time access targets for children...
  33. ncbi Equity and need when waiting for total hip replacement surgery
    Ray Fitzpatrick
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 10:3-9. 2004
    ..To explore sociodemographic and health status factors associated with waiting times both for first outpatient appointment and for total hip replacement surgery (THR)...
  34. pmc Identifying predictors of high quality care in English general practice: observational study
    S M Campbell
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL
    BMJ 323:784-7. 2001
    ..To assess variation in the quality of care in general practice and identify factors associated with high quality care...
  35. ncbi Inequalities in socio-economic status and invasive procedures for coronary heart disease: a comparison between the USA and the UK
    J Quatromoni
    King s College London, London, UK
    Int J Clin Pract 62:1910-9. 2008
    ..Rates of utilisation of invasive coronary procedures (ICPs), which improve CHD outcomes and quality of life, can be employed as indicators of quality of medical care...
  36. ncbi Identifying the impact of government targets on waiting times in the NHS
    Sofia Dimakou
    City Health Economics Centre, Economics Department, The City University, Northampton Square, London EC1V OHB, UK
    Health Care Manag Sci 12:1-10. 2009
    ..Amongst patient characteristics, whether they are NHS or private and whether they are day or inpatient cases both influence waiting times, but other characteristics such as age, sex and ethnicity do not...
  37. ncbi Wide social participation in prioritizing patients on waiting lists for joint replacement: a conjoint analysis
    L Sampietro-Colom
    Office for the Assessment of Innovation and New Technologies, Fundació Clínic, Barcelona, Spain
    Med Decis Making 28:554-66. 2008
    The aim was to develop a priority scoring system for patients on waiting lists for joint replacement based on a wide social participation, and to analyze the differences among participants.
  38. ncbi Quality indicators in breast cancer care
    M Rosselli del Turco
    EUSOMA, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 46:2344-56. 2010
    ..Breast Units in Europe are invited to comply with these indicators and monitor them during their periodic audit meetings...
  39. ncbi Policy strategies to reduce waits for elective care: a synthesis of international evidence
    Sara A Kreindler
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Research and Evaluation Unit, and University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Br Med Bull 95:7-32. 2010
    ..Further research is needed to determine how to achieve major, system-wide improvements in the use of capacity...
  40. ncbi The efficacy of a nurse-led preoperative cataract assessment and postoperative care clinic
    Bradley J Kirkwood
    Department of Ophthalmology, NHMRC Centre for Clinical Eye Research, Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University, Adelaide, SA
    Med J Aust 184:278-81. 2006
    ..To describe the implementation of a nurse-led preoperative cataract assessment and postoperative care clinic and to assess the safety, efficacy and outcomes...
  41. ncbi Norwegian priority guidelines: estimating the distributional implications across age, gender and SES
    Fredrik Carlsen
    Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO 7491 Trondheim, Norway
    Health Policy 95:264-70. 2010
    ..The paper examines the distributional consequences of this policy...
  42. ncbi Organ exchange in Europe--barriers and perspectives for the future
    Gunter Kirste
    Medizinischer Vorstand, Deutsche Stiftung Organtransplantation, Neu Isenburg
    Ann Transplant 11:52-5. 2006
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  43. pmc Targets and moving goal posts: changes in waiting times in a UK emergency department
    T Locker
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, Sheffield, S1 4DA, UK
    Emerg Med J 22:710-4. 2005
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  44. ncbi Using a point system in the management of waiting lists: the case of cataracts
    Eva Rodríguez-Míguez
    Department of Applied Economics, University of Vigo, Lagoas Marcosende s n, 36310 Vigo, Spain
    Soc Sci Med 59:585-94. 2004
    In the management of waiting lists, point systems could be a useful mechanism to establish priorities amongst patients...
  45. ncbi Age and waiting time as predictors of outcome after total hip replacement for osteoarthritis
    A K Nilsdotter
    Department of Orthopedics, Halmstad County Hospital, Halmstad, Sweden
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 41:1261-7. 2002
    ..To investigate in a prospective study the relationship between age, pre-operative status, waiting time and post-operative outcome in patients assigned for unilateral total hip replacement (THR) due to osteoarthritis (OA)...
  46. ncbi The impact of waiting for total joint replacement on pain and functional status: a systematic review
    T J Hoogeboom
    Department of Rheumatology, St Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 17:1420-7. 2009
    ..To systematically describe changes in pain and functioning in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) awaiting total joint replacement (TJR), and to assess determinants of this change...
  47. ncbi Patient reactions to cancelled or postponed heart operations
    Bodil Ivarsson
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Lund, Sweden
    J Nurs Manag 10:75-81. 2002
    ..The aim was to survey the rate and cause of cancellations of planned cardiac operations at a Swedish clinic during 1999, and to study how the patients were affected...
  48. ncbi Understanding waiting lists as the matching of surgical capacity to demand: are we wasting enough surgical time?
    J J Pandit
    Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
    Anaesthesia 65:625-40. 2010
    If surgical 'capacity' always matched or exceeded 'demand' then there should be no waiting lists for surgery...
  49. ncbi Common concerns amid diverse systems: health care experiences in five countries
    Robert J Blendon
    Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:106-21. 2003
    ..The most crucial policy implication of these findings is that a focus on a small population of intensive health system users could have the potential to both control costs and improve care...
  50. ncbi Effect of the ownership of dialysis facilities on patients' survival and referral for transplantation
    P P Garg
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
    N Engl J Med 341:1653-60. 1999
    ..Therefore, we examined the effect of for-profit ownership of dialysis facilities on patients' survival and referral for possible transplantation...
  51. ncbi The burden of wait for knee replacement surgery: effects on pain, function and health-related quality of life at the time of surgery
    François Desmeules
    Population Health Research Unit, Research Centre of the Laval University Affiliated Hospital, Quebec, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 49:945-54. 2010
    ..To examine the change in pain and function related to the knee scheduled for surgery, change in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and change in contralateral knee pain during pre-surgery wait up until time of surgery...
  52. pmc Bariatric surgery waiting times in Canada
    Nicolas V Christou
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, McGill University, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Que
    Can J Surg 52:229-34. 2009
    ..The only permanent treatment of severe or morbid obesity is bariatric surgery. Access to bariatric surgery is very limited in Canada. We sought to collect accurate data on waiting times for the procedure...
  53. ncbi Does waiting for total hip replacement matter? Prospective cohort study
    Shakoor Hajat
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 7:19-25. 2002
    ..To assess the impact on the outcome of total hip replacement of the length of timing spent waiting for surgery...
  54. ncbi Rates of solid-organ wait-listing, transplantation, and survival among residents of rural and urban areas
    David A Axelrod
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    JAMA 299:202-7. 2008
    ..Rural residents represent another group that may have impaired access to transplant services...
  55. pmc Effect of socioeconomic deprivation on waiting time for cardiac surgery: retrospective cohort study
    J P Pell
    Department of Cardiology, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G31 2ER
    BMJ 320:15-8. 2000
    ..To determine whether the priority given to patients referred for cardiac surgery is associated with socioeconomic status...
  56. ncbi Unmet needs for health care
    Jiajian Chen
    Health Statistics Division, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0T6
    Health Rep 13:23-34. 2002
    ..This analysis examines the prevalence of self-reported unmet needs for health care and the extent to which they were attributable to perceived problems with service availability or accessibility or acceptability...
  57. ncbi Waiting times and socioeconomic status among elderly Europeans: evidence from SHARE
    Luigi Siciliani
    Department of Economics and Related Studies, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, York, UK
    Health Econ 18:1295-306. 2009
    ..Surprisingly, an increase in income of 10 000 Euro increases waits by 11% in Sweden...
  58. pmc Waiting for total knee replacement surgery: factors associated with pain, stiffness, function and quality of life
    François Desmeules
    Population Health Research Unit URESP, Research Centre of the Laval University Affiliated Hospital CHA, QC, Canada
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:52. 2009
    ..The objectives of this study were to measure pain, stiffness, function and HRQoL in patients at enrolment on waiting lists for knee replacement and to identify demographic, clinical, socioeconomic and psychosocial characteristics ..
  59. ncbi Late referral to a nephrologist reduces access to renal transplantation
    Alan Cass
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 42:1043-9. 2003
    ..Late referral is associated with higher morbidity and worse long-term survival rates. The authors examined the effect of late referral on access to renal transplantation...
  60. ncbi Should I stay or should I go? Waiting lists and cross-border care in the Netherlands
    Werner Brouwer
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Policy 63:289-98. 2003
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  61. ncbi Postponed or cancelled heart operations from the patient's perspective
    Bodil Ivarsson
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Lund, Lund, Sweden
    J Nurs Manag 12:28-36. 2004
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  62. ncbi Wait times for cancer surgery in the United States: trends and predictors of delays
    Karl Y Bilimoria
    Cancer Programs, Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Ann Surg 253:779-85. 2011
    ..Our objectives were (1) to assess changes in wait times over the past decade and (2) to identify patient, tumor, and hospital factors associated with prolonged wait times for initial cancer treatment...
  63. ncbi Challenges in the counseling and management of older kidney transplant candidates
    Gabriel Danovitch
    Kidney Transplant Program, Division of Nephrology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1686, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 47:S86-97. 2006
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  64. ncbi Patient selection in an era of donor liver shortage: current US policy
    Russell H Wiesner
    Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol 2:24-30. 2005
    ..So far, this new allocation system has been a success, but it does have its shortcomings, and even with improvements to the system, the use of the donor organ pool still needs to be optimized...
  65. pmc Wait times for gastroenterology consultation in Canada: the patients' perspective
    W G Paterson
    Queen s University, Kingston, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 24:28-32. 2010
    ..Furthermore, while awaiting consultation, many patients experience an impaired quality of life because of their gastrointestinal symptoms...
  66. ncbi Sustaining change: the imperative for patient access strategies
    Peter A R Glynn
    Healthc Pap 7:55-7; discussion 74-7. 2006
    ..Strong and persistent leadership of patient access strategies will ensure sustainable change...
  67. ncbi Comparison of transplant listing strategy in two renal dialysis centers within a regional transplant alliance
    R F Jeffrey
    Renal Unit, St Luke s Hospital, Bradford, England, Great Britain
    Clin Nephrol 64:438-43. 2005
    ..We have assessed listing practice in two renal units within the North of England Transplant Alliance...
  68. ncbi Impact of rapid entry and accelerated care at triage on reducing emergency department patient wait times, lengths of stay, and rate of left without being seen
    Theodore C Chan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Medical Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 46:491-7. 2005
    ..We sought to determine the effect of a new ED rapid entry and accelerated care at triage (REACT) process on the frequency of patients who leave before being seen...
  69. ncbi Barriers to evaluation and wait listing for kidney transplantation
    Jesse D Schold
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 6:1760-7. 2011
    ..Our study aim was to evaluate factors and assess the interplay of patient characteristics associated with progression to transplantation in a large cohort of referred patients from a single institution...
  70. ncbi The Saskatchewan Surgical Care Network--toward timely and appropriate access
    Peter A R Glynn
    Acute and Emergency Services Branch, Saskatchewan Health
    Hosp Q 7:44-8, 4. 2003
    ..This second paper outlines the key points of the recommended surgical wait list strategy and the work to date in its implementation...
  71. ncbi Transitioning initial success into sustainable results: the future of the WTIS
    Sharon Pfaff
    Cancer Care Ontario
    Healthc Q 12:84-8. 2009
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  72. ncbi Why are patients with no visual symptoms on cataract waiting lists?
    Lorne Bellan
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
    Can J Ophthalmol 40:433-8. 2005
    ..Some patients waiting for cataract surgery report limited or no visual symptoms when responding to standardized visual function questions. This has led some to argue that too many patients are undergoing cataract surgery...
  73. ncbi Gender, renal function, and outcomes on the liver transplant waiting list: assessment of revised MELD including estimated glomerular filtration rate
    Robert P Myers
    Liver Unit, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Hepatol 54:462-70. 2011
    ..Our objectives were to investigate gender disparities in outcomes among LT candidates and to assess a revised MELD, including estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), for predicting waiting list mortality...
  74. ncbi Setting priorities on waiting lists: point-count systems as linear models
    David Hadorn
    Western Canada Waiting List Project, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Health Serv Res Policy 8:48-54. 2003
    ..Canada Waiting List Project (WCWL) is a federally funded initiative designed to develop tools for managing waiting lists. The principal tools developed by WCWL are point-count measures that assess the severity of patients' ..
  75. pmc Baseline 6-min walk distance predicts survival in lung transplant candidates
    T Martinu
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Am J Transplant 8:1498-505. 2008
    ..The 6MWD is thus a useful measure of both urgency and utility among patients awaiting lung transplantation...
  76. ncbi Wait times in the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancer: comparison between wait times in 1995 and 2005--a prospective study
    David Goldstein
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Otolaryngol 36:336-43. 2007
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  77. ncbi Building a sustainable system: the making of the WTIS
    Steve Hall
    William Osler Health Centre
    Healthc Q 12:43-51. 2009
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  78. ncbi Comparison of Bayesian network and decision tree methods for predicting access to the renal transplant waiting list
    Sahar Bayat
    INSERM U936, Universite Rennes 1, IFR 140, Rennes, France
    Stud Health Technol Inform 150:600-4. 2009
    ..These approaches provide insights on the current care process. This knowledge could be used for optimizing the healthcare process...
  79. pmc Effect of the UK government's 2-week target on waiting times in women with breast cancer in southeast England
    D Robinson
    Thames Cancer Registry, Guy s King s and St Thomas School of Medicine, Capital House, 42 Weston Street, London SE1 3QD, UK
    Br J Cancer 89:492-6. 2003
    ....
  80. ncbi Effects of socioeconomic position on 30-day mortality and wait for surgery after hip fracture
    Anna Patrizia Barone
    Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Authority RME, Via di S Costanza, 53, Rome 00198, Italy
    Int J Qual Health Care 21:379-86. 2009
    ..We examined whether socioeconomic position plays a role in short-term mortality and waiting time for surgery after hip fracture...
  81. ncbi The pivotal role of critical care and surgical efficiencies in supporting Ontario's Wait Time Strategy: Part 3
    Joann Trypuc
    Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
    Healthc Q 9:37-45, 2. 2006
    ..Rather, fundamental system and practice change is required to sustain improvements in the long term...
  82. pmc Survival benefit-based deceased-donor liver allocation
    D E Schaubel
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 9:970-81. 2009
    ..Allocation of deceased-donor livers to chronic liver failure patients would be improved by prioritizing patients by transplant survival benefit...
  83. pmc The one-stop trial: does electronic referral and booking by the general practitioner (GPs) to outpatient day case surgery reduce waiting time and costs? A randomized controlled trial protocol
    Knut Magne Augestad
    Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine, Norway
    BMC Surg 8:14. 2008
    ..New ways of using this network might reduce the waiting time and cost of outpatient day case surgery...
  84. ncbi Developing a culture to sustain Ontario's Wait Time Strategy
    Joann Trypuc
    Healthc Pap 7:8-24. 2006
    ....
  85. pmc Triage rapid initial assessment by doctor (TRIAD) improves waiting time and processing time of the emergency department
    Y F Choi
    Accident and Emergency Department, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong
    Emerg Med J 23:262-5; discussion 262-5. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effect of triage rapid initial assessment by doctor (TRIAD) on waiting time and processing time of an emergency department (ED) without extra staff...
  86. pmc How established wait time benchmarks significantly underestimate total wait times for cardiac surgery
    Jean Francois Legare
    Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 26:e17-21. 2010
    ..Wait times for cardiac surgery are well established but may not reflect the total wait time patients experience...
  87. ncbi Modelling access to renal transplantation waiting list in a French healthcare network using a Bayesian method
    Sahar Bayat
    EA 3888, Universite Rennes 1, IFR 140, Rennes, France
    Stud Health Technol Inform 136:605-10. 2008
    ..Moreover theses approaches constitute an essential step toward a decisional information system for healthcare networks...
  88. pmc The risk of death associated with delayed coronary artery bypass surgery
    Boris G Sobolev
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:85. 2006
    ..Therefore, we sought to improve the estimates of the risk of death associated with delayed surgical treatment of coronary artery disease...
  89. pmc Prioritisation of patients on waiting lists for hip and knee arthroplasties and cataract surgery: Instruments validation
    Alejandro Allepuz
    Quality in Health Care Area, Catalan Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Research, Carrer de Roc Boronat, 81 95 segona planta 08005, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:76. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to assess their convergent and discriminant validity and inter-observer reliability...
  90. pmc Pooled cataract waiting lists: views of hospital consultants, general practitioners and patients
    Mahesh Ramchandani
    Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, City Hospital NHS Trust, Dudley Rd, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK
    J R Soc Med 95:598-600. 2002
    ..The model could be applied to other routine surgical procedures such as hip replacement, herniorrhaphy and prostatectomy...
  91. ncbi Waiting times and socioeconomic status: evidence from England
    Mauro Laudicella
    Imperial College Business School and Centre for Health Policy, Tanaka Building, South Kensington, London SW7 2AZ, UK
    Soc Sci Med 74:1331-41. 2012
    ..We find no evidence that differences in severity explain the social gradient in waiting times...
  92. ncbi Waiting time for breast cancer treatment in Alberta
    Alyssa D Reed
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary AB
    Can J Public Health 95:341-5. 2004
    ..women with breast cancer relative to Canadian Society for Surgical Oncology (CSSO) recommendations? Second, does patient age, cancer stage, patient community size, and year of diagnosis have a significant relationship to waiting time?..
  93. ncbi Current status of transplantation and organ donation in the Balkans--could it be improved through the South-eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN) initiative?
    Goce Spasovski
    University Department of Nephrology, Skopje, R Macedonia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 27:1319-23. 2012
    ..include advancing living and deceased donation through regular public education, creating current and accurate waiting lists and increasing the number of educated transplant nephrologists and hospital coordinators...
  94. pmc Evaluation of supply-side initiatives to improve access to coronary bypass surgery
    Boris G Sobolev
    School of Population and Public Health, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:311. 2012
    ..We sought to determine whether the year of decision to proceed with non-emergency coronary bypass surgery had an effect on time to surgery...
  95. ncbi Increasing organ donation and transplantation: the U.S. experience over the past decade
    James J Wynn
    Department of Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA
    Transpl Int 24:324-32. 2011
    ..Despite these initiatives, the disparity between organ demand and supply has continued to grow, primarily as a result of marked increase in the number of candidates awaiting kidney transplantation...
  96. ncbi Explicit rationing of elective services: implementing the New Zealand reforms
    Kevin Dew
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Health Policy 74:1-12. 2005
    ..For many surgical specialties implicit rationing will continue to play a major part in determining access to surgery unless validated and reliable CPAC tools can be developed...
  97. ncbi Pediatric transplantation in the United States, 1995-2004
    S C Sweet
    Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Transplant 6:1132-52. 2006
    ..It also identifies themes warranting further consideration, including organ availability, adolescent survival and challenges facing pediatric transplant clinical research...
  98. pmc Waiting lists for radiation therapy: a case study
    D P D'Souza
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre, McMaster University, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 1:3. 2001
    Why waiting lists arise and how to address them remains unclear, and an improved understanding of these waiting list "dynamics" could lead to better management...
  99. pmc Generic waiting lists for routine spinal surgery
    P Leach
    Department of Neurosurgery, Hope Hospital, Salford, Manchester M6 8HD, UK
    J R Soc Med 97:119-20. 2004
    National Health Service Hospitals are under pressure to reduce waiting lists within the constraints of a limited infrastructure. We implemented two systems to reduce waiting times for elective non-complex spinal surgery...
  100. pmc Implementation of the British Thoracic Society recommendations for organising the care of patients with lung cancer: the surgeon's perspective
    J Lee
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Royal Brompton National Heart and Lung Hospital, London, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 84:304-8. 2002
    ..BTS recommendations to respiratory physicians for organising the care of patients with lung cancer. Thorax 1998; 53 (Suppl 1): S1-81...
  101. pmc Equity in Canadian health care: does socioeconomic status affect waiting times for elective surgery?
    Samuel E D Shortt
    Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen s University, Kingston, ON
    CMAJ 168:413-6. 2003
    ..In a universal health care system such as Canada's, it is important to determine if waiting times vary by socioeconomic status (SES). We compared waiting times for elective surgery of patients living in low and high socioeconomic areas...

Research Grants70

  1. Improvement of Liver Transplantation by a Sphingosine Kinase Inhibitor
    Zhi Zhong; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..is limited by a severe shortage of usable donor livers, resulting in the deaths of patients on recipient waiting lists. Ischemia-reperfusion injury plays an essential role in the initial poor function and consequent failure of ..
  2. Prime/Boost Vaccine to Prevent Hepatocellular Carcinoma
    JOHN HAYWARD ELDRIDGE; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..HCV is the most frequent indication for liver transplantation in US;the number of patients on transplant waiting lists has doubled in the past 5 years, and about 50 percent of these patients die while awaiting an organ.
  3. The impact of the unfolded protein responses on steatosis
    KIRSTEN C SADLER EDEPLI; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..progress to advanced stages, the management of these patients alone will overwhelm clinics, liver transplant waiting lists and health care budgets...
  4. Suboxone and Methadone for HIV Risk Reduction in Subutex Injectors
    GEORGE EDWARD WOODY; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..obtain pilot data on how to treat it because the concentration of buprenorphine injectors is high, there are waiting lists for agonist treatment, and patient recruitment should not be a problem...
  5. The Cytoskeletal System in Preservation Injury
    Martin J Mangino; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..However, the severe organ shortage leaves thousands in the US to suffer and die on waiting lists. Expanding the donor pool to include high risk donors may solve this shortage if those grafts could be ..
  6. Mindfulness and Acceptance Applied in Colleges Through Web-Based Guided Self-Help
    Jacqueline Pistorello; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..format would reduce counselors'workload for each client, improving cost- effectiveness and reducing waiting lists. This product would both treat students through a series of self-help modules and train CCC counselors in how ..
  7. Information and Financial Interventions for Kidney Donation in African Americans
    LEIGH E BOULWARE; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..g. waiting lists and immunological incompatibility), but minorities are less likely to receive living related kidney ..
  8. Preschool, Home, and School Contexts as Determinants of the Impacts of Head Start
    Elizabeth T Gershoff; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of 3- and 4-year-old low income children attending Head Start, along with one control group of children on waiting lists for Head Start in the HSIS...
  9. ENHANCING FUNCTION OF FRAIL ELDERS BY MODIFYING THE HOME
    Laura Gitlin; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The study will enroll 318 community-living elders 70 + years of age from the waiting lists of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, the Area Agency on Aging...
  10. Identifying the cognitive traits of successful companion dogs
    Brian Hare; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The high attrition rate makes these animals costly and leads to long waiting lists of those in need...
  11. COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES FOR DUALLY DIAGNOSED HOMELESS
    Laura Blankertz; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..a substance abuse rehabilitation agency) and one nonequivalent control group comprised of individuals on the waiting lists of the two programs...
  12. RELOCATION OF ETHNIC ELDERS--DECISIONS AND SEQUELAE
    Rebecca Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..In Phase 2, elders recruited from nursing home waiting lists will complete study instruments (n=70 African-Americans, 70 Hispanics and 70 Caucasians)...
  13. MOTTEP--PREVENTING THE NEED
    Clive Callender; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Minorities are 25% of the population, but greater than 40% of the number on transplant waiting lists and more than 50% on kidney transplant waiting lists...
  14. LOWER INFECTIOUS RISK DONOR PIGS FOR XENOTRANSPLANTATION
    Clive Patience; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS: The critical worldwide shortage of donor organs and ever-increasing waiting lists for organ recipients have long been recognized...
  15. Hepatocyte Growth Factor Mimetic for Liver Fibrosis
    PETER MENTO; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..organs available for transplantation has plateaued and living related donor transplants have not shortened waiting lists. Hence, there is a critical need for potent antifibrotic therapies...
  16. TRAINING DIRECT CARE STAFF TO SUPPORT SELF-DETERMINATION
    ELIZABETH THORIN; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..out in favor of community placements, and states across the country scramble to meet the needs of thousands on waiting lists for community services, support agencies are pressured to continually recruit and train new staff...
  17. INSTITUTIONALIZATION & LIFE COURSE NARRATIVE IN OLD AGE
    Jaber Gubrium; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..aged persons: (a) 30 community residents not anticipating institutionalization, (b) 30 community residents on waiting lists for nursing home placement, (c) 30 nursing home residents who have resided in a facility for at least one year,..
  18. T CELL DIVISION, SURVIVAL AND MEMORY IN TRANSPLANTATION
    Andrew Wells; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..the sine qua non of "sensitized" patients, and a major contributor to extended times on transplant waiting lists)...
  19. COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY-BASED AIDS OUTREACH/COUNSELING
    Sally Stevens; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..Using five outreach modalities (street, treatment waiting lists, criminal justice, health systems and sexual partners), 2700 subjects consisting of IVDAs and their sexual ..
  20. Migratory Properties of CD8 T Cells
    Ulrich von Andrian; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..User demand for access to the established facility far exceeds its capacity, which has caused month-long waiting lists and severely restricts investigators' ability to make progress in NIH-funded research projects...
  21. PRODUCTION OF Alpha-1,3-GALACTOSYLTRANSFERASE DEFICIENT
    Robert Hawley; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..However, there is a critical worldwide shortage of organs and increasingly large waiting lists have been established for potential organ transplant recipients...
  22. Regulation of GnRH Neuronal Development by FGF Signaling
    John Gill; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Critical stages of GnRH neuron development will be evaluated in mice to discern the functional contribution of FGF signaling in this important neuroendocrine system. ..
  23. Quality of Life Therapy for Adults with ESRD Awaiting Renal Transplantation
    James Rodrigue; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These benefits have the potential to extend the QOL outcomes otherwise derived from transplantation alone. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  24. EVALUATION OF A CONCEPTUAL MODEL OF ORGAN DONATION
    James Rodrigue; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  25. Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
    Richard Freeman; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Furthermore, these analyses will serve to support future developments of prospective clinical trials. ..
  26. NEWBORN GENETIC SCREENING:FOR WHOSE BENEFIT?
    Lainie Ross; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..OUTCOMES: The major outcomes will be a series of peer-reviewed articles and a full-length book entitled Newborn Genetic Screening: In whose Interest? For whose Benefit? ..
  27. Genes Related to HCC Progression in LD and DD Transplant
    Robert A Fisher; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..abstract_text> ..
  28. Long-term Outcome: Transplant for Alcohol Liver Disease
    Andrea F DiMartini; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We also expect to use these data to develop treatment intervention studies for the future. ..
  29. Lung Transplant for COPD: Outcomes/Technology Assessment
    Roger D Yusen; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This study will attempt to determine the survival and quality of life effects of LTx on patients with COPD in the new donor lung allocation system. ..
  30. NASD Academic ED Collaborative - UC San Diego
    Theodore Chan; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..UCSD ED investigators will be responsible for following up on difficult to reach) patients. Local data and survey results will be submitted to the R-25 and R-21 sites for analysis. ..
  31. Race & Viral Resistance in Chronic Hepatitis C (VIRAHEP*
    Robert Brown; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  32. ISCHEMIC INJURY IN CADAVER DONORS FOR LUNG TRANSPLANT
    Thomas Egan; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This will facilitate the introduction of lung retrieval for transplant from NHBDs, which has the potential to extend the lives of thousands of Americans suffering with a variety of lung diseases. ..
  33. Endothelial Transmigration Across the RPE Barrier
    Mary Elizabeth Hartnett; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Increased knowledge of the mechanisms that cause this destructive phenomenon may lead to future means to prevent CNV in the neurosensory retina, and thus, reduce vision loss in AMD. ..
  34. Neural Mechanisms of Compulsive Hoarding
    David Tolin; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will use cutting-edge data analytic procedures to examine patterns of interrelated neural activation as well as the time course of activation across the decision making process. ..
  35. Behavioral Treatment of High Blood Pressure
    James Blumenthal; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  36. C/EBP, p300 and atrogin-1 in muscle wasting
    Amy Evenson; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The use of cultured muscle cells will allow for defining mechanisms of muscle wasting at the gene level. ..
  37. The Computer Assisted Brief Intervention for Tobacco (CABIT)
    Edwin Boudreaux; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..g., JCAHO) and to facilitate financial reimbursement of tobacco counseling covered by Medicare and other third party providers. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  38. Multicenter Pilot Studies for ED Tobacco Interventions
    Edwin Boudreaux; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  39. Stepped Care for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    David Tolin; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..However, because of the novelty of this approach extensive protocol development and pilot research via this R34 application is needed before the program can be truly operational. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  40. Race and Health Outcomes Associated with Obesity
    Christina Wee; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Our findings could also guide the setting of public health priorities and the targeting of specific initiatives to reduce racial disparities in healthcare and mortality. ..
  41. A Decision Support Tool for Adult Sickle Cell Emergency Department Patients
    Paula Tanabe; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This knowledge will position the candidate to launch a research career as an investigator who will conduct projects aimed at scientifically evaluating mechanisms to improve the care of persons with SCD in the ED setting. ..
  42. Entry Into Comprehensive Methadone Treatment Via Interim Maintenance
    Robert P Schwartz; Fiscal Year: 2010
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): As a result of inadequate funding for treatment, waiting lists for opioid treatment programs (OTPs) persist, and new and more effective approaches for expanding treatment access and improving ..
  43. EXERCISE TRAINING AND DEPRESSION IN OLDER ADULTS
    James Blumenthal; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The study also will provide information regarding the relationship between vascular depression and various indices of vascular and neurocognitive function, and the extent to which these indices may be modifiable by treatment. ..
  44. Treatment of Compulsive Hoarding
    Gail Steketee; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Predictors of outcome will be examined. ..
  45. Liver Regeneration in the Transplant Setting
    KIM MARIE OLTHOFF; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Understanding the mechanistic biology of graft recovery and pathways of liver regeneration will provide important data for designing treatment modalities that will prevent injury and enhance recovery and regeneration. ..
  46. Health Domain Importance in the Aging Stroke Patient
    J Swan; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..g., demographics, cumulative illness ratings, depression screening, and stroke severity. Importance rankings will be compared to these variables for meaningful trends. ..
  47. ANABOLIC STEROIDS AND EXERCISE IN HEMODIALYSIS
    KIRSTEN JOHANSEN; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  48. FLUOXETINE & COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY IN SOCIAL PHOBIA
    Edna Foa; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  49. NALTREXONE AND CBT FOR PATIENTS WITH ALCOHOLISM AND PTSD
    Edna Foa; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Therefore the findings from this study will be highly credible and should impact significantly on treatment recommendations for this impaired population. ..
  50. Psychopathology of Compulsive Hoarding
    Gail Steketee; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  51. Therapeutic Community and Opioid Replacement Therapy
    James Sorensen; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The research is an important part of the effort to further link the TC and opioid replacement treatment modalities. ..
  52. St. John's Wort for tobacco cessation
    Amit Sood; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This study is anticipated to provide the data needed to develop a larger randomized controlled clinical trial submitted through the R01 funding mechanism to NCCAM. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  53. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE FAST TRACK INTERVENTION
    EDWARD FOSTER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..g., special education); (4) collection and processing of administrative data (e.g., on welfare receipt); (5) development and estimation of statistical models used to predict future social costs. ..
  54. Assessing Individual Preferences for End-of-Life Care
    Cindy Bryce; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Finally, exploring interactions among domains will help researchers better understand how improving (or otherwise changing) 1 domain will impact patients' EOL experiences. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  55. Neurohormonal Effects of Massage Therapy
    Tiffany Field; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The K05 would allow me to increase my research time including being mentored and mentoring students from 25 to 75% time. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  56. Volume-Outcomes in Incontinence Surgery
    Jennifer Anger; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The primary outcome will be re-operation rates, repeat sling procedures (for failures), and other postoperative complications, stratified by high and low volume surgeons and hospitals. ..
  57. MENTORED STUDY OF RENAL TRANSPLANT ALLOCATION EFFICIENCY
    Mark Schnitzler; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  58. Effects of N-acetylcystein on Muscle Fatigue in ESRD
    KIRSTEN JOHANSEN; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..To determine whether patients with ESRD generate excessive oxidative stress in response to exercise and whether muscle fatigue can be ameliorated by short-term treatment with N-acetylcysteine. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  59. DAART+ AS A STRUCTURAL HIV INTERVENTION IN METHADONE MAINTENANCE
    James Sorensen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  60. The Dynamic Assessment and Referral System for Substance Abuse (DARSSA)
    Edwin Boudreaux; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..g., Medicare). [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  61. HOSTILITY REDUCTION AND AUTONOMIC CONTROL OF THE HEART
    Richard Sloan; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  62. School Wide Prevention of Risk Factors for Drug Abuse
    Ted Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  63. Cytokine-induced depression & the serotonin transporter
    Richard Sloan; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  64. Brief Intervention for Alcohol Abusing Students
    Ken Winters; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Several mediators and moderators of intervention effects will be examined. ..
  65. Brief Intervention for Drug Abusing Students
    Ken Winters; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Several mediators and moderators of intervention effects will be examined. ..
  66. ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF ADOLESCENT DRUG ABUSERS
    Ken Winters; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Aim 5: To describe the antecedents of drug use lapse and relapse in the young adult target sample at year 4. ..
  67. PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGIC STRESS, EXERCISE AND AUTONOMIC CONTROL
    Richard Sloan; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..A series of hypotheses will test the impact of aerobic conditioning on autonomic control of the heart, BPV responses to challenge, mood, and BPV throughout the day. ..
  68. Behavioral Ecology and Hostility & Cardiac ANS Control
    Richard Sloan; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Thus, we expect to demonstrate how personality traits, in combination with social interactions and behavior throughout the day, drive the risk of CHD through an autonomic mechanism. ..