Genomes and Genes
Summary: Former members of the armed services.
Publications382 found, 100 shown here
- Glucose control and vascular complications in veterans with type 2 diabetesWilliam Duckworth
Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care Center, Phoenix, AZ 85012, USA
N Engl J Med 360:129-39. 2009..The effects of intensive glucose control on cardiovascular events in patients with long-standing type 2 diabetes mellitus remain uncertain...
- Regional cerebral blood flow in the amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex during traumatic imagery in male and female Vietnam veterans with PTSDLisa M Shin
Department of Psychology, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:168-76. 2004..However, the functional relationship between these brain regions in PTSD has not been directly examined...
- Patterns of multimorbidity in elderly veteransMichael A Steinman
Division of Geriatrics, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1872-80. 2012..To determine patterns of co-occurring diseases in older adults and the extent to which these patterns vary between the young-old and the old-old...
- Impact of hypoglycemia associated with antihyperglycemic medications on vascular risks in veterans with type 2 diabetesYingnan Zhao
School of Pharmacy, Saint Joseph College, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Diabetes Care 35:1126-32. 2012..This retrospective cohort study aimed to examine the impact of hypoglycemia on vascular events in clinical practice...
- Post-traumatic stress symptoms correlate with smaller subgenual cingulate, caudate, and insula volumes in unmedicated combat veteransRYAN HERRINGA
Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA
Psychiatry Res 203:139-45. 2012..We examined the relationship between PTSS and gray matter among combat-exposed U.S. military veterans. Structural brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was obtained on 28 combat veterans from Operations Enduring ..
- Association of age and comorbidity with physical function in HIV-infected and uninfected patients: results from the Veterans Aging Cohort StudyKrisann K Oursler
Departement of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Maryland Healthcare System, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 1524, USA
AIDS Patient Care STDS 25:13-20. 2011..models of physical function in 3227 HIV-infected and 3240 uninfected patients enrolled 2002-2006 in the Veterans Aging Cohort Study-8-site (VACS-8)...
- Staging small cell lung cancer: Veterans Administration Lung Study Group versus International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer--what limits limited disease?Patrick Micke
III Medical Department, Pulmonary Division, Mainz University Hospital, D 55101 Mainz, Germany
Lung Cancer 37:271-6. 2002..However, the criteria for these two categories remain controversial. The widely used Veterans Administration Lung Study Group (VALG) definition of LD includes patients with primary tumor and nodal ..
- The duration of postoperative acute kidney injury is an additional parameter predicting long-term survival in diabetic veteransSteven G Coca
Clinical Epidemiology Research Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
Kidney Int 78:926-33. 2010..We prospectively studied 35,302 diabetic patients from 123 Veterans Affairs Medical Centers undergoing their first noncardiac surgery...
- Quality concerns with routine alcohol screening in VA clinical settingsKatharine A Bradley
Health Services Research and Development HSR and D, Veterans Affairs VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
J Gen Intern Med 26:299-306. 2011..Alcohol screening questionnaires have typically been validated when self- or researcher-administered. Little is known about the performance of alcohol screening questionnaires administered in clinical settings...
- Prevalence of chronic pain, posttraumatic stress disorder, and persistent postconcussive symptoms in OIF/OEF veterans: polytrauma clinical triadHenry L Lew
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation PM and R Service, Department of Veterans Affairs VA Boston Healthcare System, 150 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130, USA
J Rehabil Res Dev 46:697-702. 2009..prevalence and coprevalence with which returning Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)/Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) veterans were reporting symptoms consistent with chronic pain, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and persistent ..
- Increased COPD among HIV-positive compared to HIV-negative veteransKristina Crothers
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Heaven, CT, USA
Chest 130:1326-33. 2006..We sought to determine whether HIV infection is associated with increased prevalence of COPD in the era of HAART...
- Diabetes and cardiovascular disease during androgen deprivation therapy: observational study of veterans with prostate cancerNancy L Keating
Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
J Natl Cancer Inst 102:39-46. 2010..We evaluated the relationship between androgen deprivation therapy and incident diabetes and cardiovascular disease in men of all ages with prostate cancer...
- Trends and risk factors for mental health diagnoses among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans using Department of Veterans Affairs health care, 2002-2008Karen H Seal
San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
Am J Public Health 99:1651-8. 2009We sought to investigate longitudinal trends and risk factors for mental health diagnoses among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
- Increased risk of fragility fractures among HIV infected compared to uninfected male veteransJulie A Womack
VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
PLoS ONE 6:e17217. 2011..HIV infection has been associated with an increased risk of fragility fracture. We explored whether or not this increased risk persisted in HIV infected and uninfected men when controlling for traditional fragility fracture risk factors...
- Childhood trauma exposure in Iraq and Afghanistan war era veterans: implications for posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and adult functional social supportElizabeth E Van Voorhees
VA Mid Atlantic Region Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center VISN 6 MIRECC, Durham, NC 27705, USA
Child Abuse Negl 36:423-32. 2012..childhood trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, and adult social support in a large sample of veterans who served in the military after 09/11/2001, with a specific focus on the potential role of the PTSD avoidance ..
- Amygdala volume changes in posttraumatic stress disorder in a large case-controlled veterans groupRajendra A Morey
Duke University of North Carolina Brain Imaging and Analysis Center, 27710, USA
Arch Gen Psychiatry 69:1169-78. 2012..Smaller hippocampal volumes are well established in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but the relatively few studies of amygdala volume in PTSD have produced equivocal results...
- Implementing the MOVE! weight-management program in the Veterans Health Administration, 2007-2010: a qualitative studyBryan J Weiner
Department of Health Policy and Management, CB 7411, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7411, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 9:E16. 2012One-third of US veterans receiving care at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical facilities are obese and, therefore, at higher risk for developing multiple chronic diseases...
- Health status of Army Chemical Corps Vietnam veterans who sprayed defoliant in VietnamHan K Kang
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, District of Columbia 20420, USA
Am J Ind Med 49:875-84. 2006U.S. Army Chemical Corps veterans handled and sprayed herbicides in Vietnam resulting in exposure to Agent Orange and its contaminant 2,3,7, 8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD or dioxin)...
- Increasing incidence of herpes zoster among VeteransDavid Rimland
Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Decatur, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Clin Infect Dis 50:1000-5. 2010..We analyzed reports of herpes zoster in the Veterans Affairs (VA) population because these patients are older and could provide a reflection of disease trends in the ..
- Cerebrocerebellar hypometabolism associated with repetitive blast exposure mild traumatic brain injury in 12 Iraq war Veterans with persistent post-concussive symptomsElaine R Peskind
Northwest Network Mental Illness, Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
Neuroimage 54:S76-82. 2011..Disagreement exists regarding the extent to which persistent post-concussive symptoms (PCS) reported by Iraq combat Veterans with repeated episodes of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) from explosive blasts represent structural or ..
- Predicting mortality and healthcare utilization with a single questionKaren B DeSalvo
Section of General Internal Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Health Serv Res 40:1234-46. 2005..We compared single- and multi-item measures of general self-rated health (GSRH) to predict mortality and clinical events a large population of veteran patients...
- Comorbid diabetes and the risk of progressive chronic kidney disease in HIV-infected adults: data from the Veterans Aging Cohort StudyRaj K Medapalli
Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 60:393-9. 2012..Studies suggest that HIV and diabetes have an additive effect on chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression; however, this observation may be confounded by differences in traditional CKD risk factors...
- Posttraumatic stress disorder and quality of life: extension of findings to veterans of the wars in Iraq and AfghanistanPaula P Schnurr
National Center for PTSD, Executive Division, United States
Clin Psychol Rev 29:727-35. 2009..The literature on PTSD and quality of life in OEF/OIF Veterans is at an early stage, but the consistency of the evidence is striking...
- Validation of self-reported colorectal cancer screening behavior from a mixed-mode survey of veteransMelissa R Partin
Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:768-76. 2008..The aim of the study was to validate self-reported colorectal cancer (CRC) screening using the National Cancer Institute Colorectal Cancer Screening questionnaire...
- Posttraumatic stress disorder and risk of dementia among US veteransKristine Yaffe
San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:608-13. 2010Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is highly prevalent among US veterans because of combat and may impair cognition.
- Cutaneous and ocular late complications of sulfur mustard in Iranian veteransMajid Shohrati
Research Center of Chemical Injuries, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Cutan Ocul Toxicol 26:73-81. 2007..Also this agent is causes of chronic and delayed destructive lesions in the ocular surface and cornea, leading to progressive visual deterioration and ocular irritation...
- The psychological risks of Vietnam for U.S. veterans: a revisit with new data and methodsBruce P Dohrenwend
New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
Science 313:979-82. 2006In 1988, the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study (NVVRS) of a representative sample of 1200 veterans estimated that 30.9% had developed posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during their lifetimes and that 15...
- Diabetes and cancer in veterans of Operation Ranch Hand after adjustment for calendar period, days of spraying, and time spent in Southeast AsiaJoel E Michalek
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
J Occup Environ Med 50:330-40. 2008..The Air Force Health Study was launched in 1980 as part of a Federal effort to resolve the Agent Orange issue...
- Best practices in the Veterans Health Administration's MOVE! Weight management programLeila C Kahwati
National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Veterans Health Administration, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
Am J Prev Med 41:457-64. 2011Obesity is a substantial problem in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). VHA developed and disseminated the MOVE! Weight Management Program for Veterans to its medical facilities but implementation of the program has been variable.
- A prospective study of PTSD and early-age heart disease mortality among Vietnam veterans: implications for surveillance and preventionJoseph A Boscarino
Center for Health Research, Geisinger Clinic, 100 N Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822, USA
Psychosom Med 70:668-76. 2008To examine prospectively early-age heart disease (HD) among a national random sample of 4328 male Vietnam veterans, who did not have HD at baseline in 1985...
- Herpes zoster risk factors in a national cohort of veterans with rheumatoid arthritisJay R McDonald
St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, Missouri 63106, USA
Clin Infect Dis 48:1364-71. 2009..Herpes zoster occurs more commonly in patients taking immunosuppressive medications, although the risk associated with different medications is poorly understood...
- Long-term patency of saphenous vein and left internal mammary artery grafts after coronary artery bypass surgery: results from a Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative StudySteven Goldman
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 44:2149-56. 2004..This study defined long-term patency of saphenous vein grafts (SVG) and internal mammary artery (IMA) grafts...
- Obesity prevalence among veterans at Veterans Affairs medical facilitiesSandeep R Das
Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Am J Prev Med 28:291-4. 2005Obesity is a significant public health problem in the United States. Comprehensive obesity prevalence data among veterans have not been previously reported.
- Reintegration problems and treatment interests among Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans receiving VA medical careNina A Sayer
Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1 Veterans Dr, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
Psychiatr Serv 61:589-97. 2010..were to describe the prevalence and types of community reintegration problems among Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans who receive U.S...
- Risk of hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancers after hepatitis C virus infection: A population-based study of U.S. veteransHashem B El-Serag
Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Hepatology 49:116-23. 2009..conducted a cohort study including 146,394 HCV-infected and 572,293 HCV-uninfected patients who received care at Veterans Affairs health care facilities...
- Predictors of response of US veterans to treatment for the hepatitis C virusLisa I Backus
Center for Quality Management in Public Health, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, USA
Hepatology 46:37-47. 2007..study identified predictors of SVR to PEG-INF and ribavirin in routine medical practice at 121 Department of Veterans Affairs facilities...
- Risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and lymphoproliferative precursor diseases in US veterans with hepatitis C virusThomas P Giordano
Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, and The Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
JAMA 297:2010-7. 2007..Previous studies have been too small to adequately assess these risks...
- The burden of illness in the first year home: do male and female VA users differ in health conditions and healthcare utilizationSally G Haskell
VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
Womens Health Issues 21:92-7. 2011we sought to describe gender differences in medical and mental health conditions and health care utilization among veterans who used Veterans Health Administration (VA) services in the first year after combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Hippocampal volume differences in Gulf War veterans with current versus lifetime posttraumatic stress disorder symptomsBrigitte A Apfel
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
Biol Psychiatry 69:541-8. 2011..However, it is not known whether it is a risk factor for the development of PTSD or a consequence of PTSD. We sought to determine the effects of PTSD and depressive symptoms on hippocampal volume...
- Factors influencing disease self-management among veterans with diabetes and poor glycemic controlKarin M Nelson
Primary and Specialty Medical Care Service, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
J Gen Intern Med 22:442-7. 2007Although the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has made significant organizational changes to improve diabetes care, diabetes self-management has received limited attention...
- Factors affecting diabetes knowledge in Type 2 diabetic veteransG H Murata
New Mexico VA Health Care System, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108, USA
Diabetologia 46:1170-8. 2003To describe the clinical, psychological and social factors affecting diabetes knowledge of veterans with established Type 2 diabetes.
- Peer mentoring and financial incentives to improve glucose control in African American veterans: a randomized trialJudith A Long
Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, USA
Ann Intern Med 156:416-24. 2012..A peer mentorship model could be a scalable approach to improving control in this population and reducing disparities in diabetic outcomes...
- Effect of telephone exercise counseling on frailty in older veterans: project LIFEMatthew J Peterson
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
Am J Mens Health 1:326-34. 2007This study sought to determine if telephone exercise counseling attenuates frailty in older, male veterans through increased levels of physical activity. Eighty-one elderly, male veterans (age = 78.4 +/- 4...
- Health indicators for military, veteran, and civilian womenKeren Lehavot
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle Division, Washington, 98108, USA
Am J Prev Med 42:473-80. 2012..Women who have served in the military are a rapidly growing population. No previous studies have compared directly their health status to that of civilians...
- Creating a sampling frame for population-based veteran research: representativeness and overlap of VA and Department of Defense databasesDonna L Washington
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, 111G, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
J Rehabil Res Dev 47:763-71. 2010Most veteran research is conducted in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare settings, although most veterans obtain healthcare outside the VA...
- Veterans walk to beat back pain: study rationale, design and protocol of a randomized trial of a pedometer-based internet mediated intervention for patients with chronic low back painSarah L Krein
VA Ann Arbor Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:205. 2010..S. Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system...
- Leukocyte glucocorticoid receptor expression and immunoregulation in veterans with and without post-traumatic stress disorderC S de Kloet
Department of Military Psychiatry, Central Military Hospital, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Mol Psychiatry 12:443-53. 2007..as the effect of dexamethasone (DEX) on in vitro cytokine release and T-cell proliferation, were compared between veterans with PTSD, traumatized veterans without PTSD and healthy controls...
- Relationships among PTSD symptoms, social support, and support source in veterans with chronic PTSDCharlene Laffaye
VA HSR and D Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
J Trauma Stress 21:394-401. 2008..examined the temporal relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social support among 128 male veterans treated for chronic PTSD...
- Gender disparities in lipid-lowering therapy among veterans with diabetesVarsha G Vimalananda
Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
Womens Health Issues 21:S176-81. 2011We sought to compare lipid-lowering therapy among female and male veterans with diabetes and hyperlipidemia.
- Urinary tract infection in male veterans: treatment patterns and outcomesDimitri M Drekonja
Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
JAMA Intern Med 173:62-8. 2013..The optimal treatment duration and current treatment patterns for urinary tract infection (UTI) in men are unknown. We used Veterans Affairs administrative data to study male UTI treatment and outcomes.
- Differences in health-related quality of life in rural and urban veteransWilliam B Weeks
MBA, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
Am J Public Health 94:1762-7. 2004We sought to determine whether disparities in health-related quality of life exist between veterans who live in rural settings and their suburban or urban counterparts.
- The risk of incident coronary heart disease among veterans with and without HIV and hepatitis CMatthew S Freiberg
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 4:425-32. 2011....
- Impact of impaired sleep on the development of PTSD symptoms in combat veterans: a prospective longitudinal cohort studySaskia van Liempt
Research Center Military Mental Health Care, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Depress Anxiety 30:469-74. 2013..This study investigates the impact of impaired sleep and nightmares before deployment on the development of PTSD symptoms...
- Deployment stressors, gender, and mental health outcomes among Gulf War I veteransDawne S Vogt
National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, VA Boston Healthcare System, 150 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130, USA
J Trauma Stress 18:115-27. 2005Findings indicate that war-zone exposure has negative implications for the postdeployment adjustment of veterans; however, most studies have relied on limited conceptualizations of war-zone exposure and focused on male samples...
- Gender differences in mental health diagnoses among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans enrolled in veterans affairs health careShira Maguen
San Francisco Veterans Administration VA Medical Center, PTSD Program, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
Am J Public Health 100:2450-6. 2010..and mental health characteristics among Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veterans. We evaluated associations between these sociodemographic and service characteristics and depression and ..
- Staphylococcus aureus infections in US veterans, Maryland, USA, 1999-2008LaRee A Tracy
University of Maryland, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 685 W Baltimore St, MSTF 336, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 17:441-8. 2011..we conducted a 10-year population-based retrospective cohort study (1999-2008) using patient-level data in the Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System. We found 3,674 S...
- Twenty-four hour plasma cortisol and adrenocorticotropic hormone in Gulf War veterans: relationships to posttraumatic stress disorder and health symptomsJulia A Golier
Department of Psychiatry, James J Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10468, USA
Biol Psychiatry 62:1175-8. 2007We aim to characterize the baseline functioning of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in Gulf War veterans (GWV) and examine the extent to which posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and unexplained health symptoms-which ..
- Cholinesterase inhibitors and incidence of bradycardia in patients with dementia in the veterans affairs new England healthcare systemRohini K Hernandez
Cooperative Studies Program, Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1997-2003. 2009..To quantify the association between cholinesterase inhibitors (ChE-Is) and a new diagnosis of bradycardia and to evaluate the clinical significance of bradycardia...
- Mortality rate in veterans with multiple chronic conditionsTodd A Lee
Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Hines VA Hospital, P O Box 5000, 151 H, Hines, IL, 60141, USA
J Gen Intern Med 22:403-7. 2007..Previous studies have focused on the prevalence and economic burden associated with multiple chronic conditions, much less is known about the mortality rate associated with specific combinations of multiple diseases...
- Prevalence of comorbid hypertension and dyslipidemia and associated cardiovascular diseaseMichael L Johnson
Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
Am J Manag Care 10:926-32. 2004....
- Better but not ideal acceptance of routine inpatient HIV point-of-care testing among veterans in a high prevalence areaMarc Siegel
Infectious Diseases Section, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 55:205-10. 2010..Inpatient HIV testing at the Vetarns Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC has been predominantly targeted at patients with disclosed risk factors...
- Postconcussive symptoms after blast and nonblast-related mild traumatic brain injuries in Afghanistan and Iraq war veteransSara M Lippa
Rehabilitation Care Line, Michael E DeBakey Veteran s Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
J Int Neuropsychol Soc 16:856-66. 2010..b>Veterans with any blast-related mTBI history were younger and reported higher posttraumatic stress symptoms than veterans ..
- Military-related sexual trauma among Veterans Health Administration patients returning from Afghanistan and IraqRachel Kimerling
National Center for PTSD, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Am J Public Health 100:1409-12. 2010We examined military-related sexual trauma among deployed Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans. Of 125 729 veterans who received Veterans Health Administration primary care or mental health services, 15...
- Extrahepatic manifestations of hepatitis C among United States male veteransHashem B El-Serag
Section of Gastroenterology and Section of Health Services Research at The Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
Hepatology 36:1439-45. 2002..Using the computerized databases of the Department of Veterans Affairs, we carried out a hospital-based case-control study that examined all cases of HCV-infected patients ..
- A controlled comparison of symptoms and chemical intolerances reported by Gulf War veterans, implant recipients and persons with multiple chemical sensitivityC S Miller
Department of Family Practice, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 78284 7794, USA
Toxicol Ind Health 15:386-97. 1999..attribute onset of their illness to a specific exposure event, patients with implanted devices (n = 87), Gulf War veterans (n = 72), and controls (n = 76)...
- Neuropsychologic assessment of a population-based sample of Gulf War veteransMitchell T Wallin
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, Veterans Affairs Health Administration, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC 20422, USA
Cogn Behav Neurol 22:155-66. 2009The objective of this project was to compare neuropsychologic performance and quality of life in a population-based sample of deployed Gulf War (GW) veterans with and without multisymptom complaints.
- Comorbidity of posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression: a 20-year longitudinal study of war veteransKarni Ginzburg
Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
J Affect Disord 123:249-57. 2010....
- The Vietnam Era Twin RegistryJack Goldberg
VET Registry, Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108 1597, USA
Twin Res 5:476-81. 2002..The Registry is a United States Department of Veterans Affairs resource that was originally constructed from military records; the Registry has been in existence for ..
- Obesity, overweight, and their life course trajectories in veterans and non-veteransThomas D Koepsell
Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:434-9. 2012b>Veterans comprise a large and growing segment of the US population...
- 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. 2009Describe the associations among pain, mental health concerns, and function in veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF).
- Systematic review of women veterans' health: update on successes and gapsBevanne Bean-Mayberry
VA Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Sepulveda, California 91343, USA
Womens Health Issues 21:S84-97. 2011We assessed the state of women veterans' health research by conducting a systematic review of scientific literature published from 2004 to 2008, updating a prior review spanning the history of this literature to 2004.
- Impact of a prescription copayment increase on lipid-lowering medication adherence in veteransJalpa A Doshi
Center for Health Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Circulation 119:390-7. 2009In February 2002, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) increased copayments from $2 to $7 per 30-day drug supply of each medication for many veterans...
- The use of screening colonoscopy for patients cared for by the Department of Veterans AffairsHashem B El-Serag
Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Arch Intern Med 166:2202-8. 2006..Because of differences in the delivery of health care, this trend in use of colonoscopy in fee-for-service settings might not be paralleled in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
- Association of ALS with head injury, cigarette smoking and APOE genotypesSilke Schmidt
Center for Human Genetics, Duke University Medical Center, 595 LaSalle Street, Durham, North Carolina, 27710, USA
J Neurol Sci 291:22-9. 2010An increased risk of ALS has been reported for US veterans, but the cause is unknown...
- Obesity, overweight, and weight control practices in U.S. veteransThomas D Koepsell
Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Prev Med 48:267-71. 2009We assessed the burden of obesity and overweight, as well as trends in weight control practices, among U.S. veterans and users of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care in a large national survey.
- Off-Pump coronary artery bypass surgery is associated with worse arterial and saphenous vein graft patency and less effective revascularization: Results from the Veterans Affairs Randomized On/Off Bypass (ROOBY) trialBrack Hattler
Department of Veterans Affairs, Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Denver, CO 80220, USA
Circulation 125:2827-35. 2012The Department of Veterans Affairs Randomized On/Off Bypass (ROOBY) trial compared clinical and angiographic outcomes in off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery to ascertain the relative efficacy of the 2 ..
- Implementation of the Tobacco Tactics program in the Department of Veterans AffairsSonia A Duffy
Ann Arbor VA Center for Clinical Management Research, 2215 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
J Gen Intern Med 25:3-10. 2010Smoking cessation services in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are currently provided via outpatient groups, while inpatient cessation programs have not been widely implemented.
- Preoperative risks and outcomes of hip and knee arthroplasty in the Veterans Health AdministrationFrances Weaver
Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Hines VAMC, IL, USA
J Arthroplasty 18:693-708. 2003..between patient characteristics and outcomes of total joint arthroplasty (TJA) was examined in a population of veterans treated in VA hospitals...
- Veterans' voices: use of the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Survey to identify My HealtheVet personal health record users' characteristics, needs, and preferencesKim M Nazi
Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans and Consumers Health Informatics Office, Office of Health Information, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC, USA
J Am Med Inform Assoc 17:203-11. 2010..Consumer research reveals considerable interest in the use of Personal Health Records (PHRs), yet adoption remains relatively low. Both adopters and nonadopters represent important perspectives from which to understand this paradox...
- Excess incidence of ALS in young Gulf War veteransRobert W Haley
Epidemiology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390 8874, USA
Neurology 61:750-6. 2003Reported cases of ALS in young veterans of the 1991 Gulf War have suggested excess incidence.
- Hepatitis C treatment completion rates in routine clinical careAdeel A Butt
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Liver Int 30:240-50. 2010..Treatment completion rates for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in clinical practice settings are unknown...
- Mental disorders and mental health treatment among U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs outpatients: the Veterans Health StudyC S Hankin
Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Medical Center, Bedford, Mass, USA
Am J Psychiatry 156:1924-30. 1999The authors examined the self-reported presence and treatment of current depressive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and alcohol-related disorder in a group of outpatient veterans.
- Mental health problems, use of mental health services, and attrition from military service after returning from deployment to Iraq or AfghanistanCharles W Hoge
Division of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, DC, USA
JAMA 295:1023-32. 2006..To date, no systematic analysis of this program has been conducted, and studies have not assessed the impact of these deployments on mental health care utilization after deployment...
- Risk factors for clinically recognized opioid abuse and dependence among veterans using opioids for chronic non-cancer painMark J Edlund
Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, USA
Pain 129:355-62. 2007..Clinicians need to carefully screen for substance abuse and mental health disorders in candidates for opioid therapy and facilitate appropriate treatment of these disorders...
- Hepatitis C and the risk of kidney disease and mortality in veterans with HIVMichael J Fischer
Department of Medicine Section of Nephrology, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 53:222-6. 2010To examine the effect of hepatitis C virus (HCV) on the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among veterans with HIV and to evaluate independent associations of HCV and CKD with mortality.
- No cerebral or cervical venous insufficiency in US veterans with multiple sclerosisEllen Marder
Neurology Section, VA North Texas Health Care System, Medical Service, Dallas VA Medical Center, 4500 South Lancaster Rd, Dallas, TX 75216, USA
Arch Neurol 68:1521-5. 2011..To determine if chronic cerebral venous insufficiency exists in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) using ultrasonography and 4-dimensional color Doppler ultrasonography examination and unverified criteria proposed by Zamboni et al...
- Two brief alcohol-screening tests From the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT): validation in a female Veterans Affairs patient populationKatharine A Bradley
Veteran Women s Alcohol Problems Study, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Health Services Research and Development Service, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
Arch Intern Med 163:821-9. 2003..The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) questions 1 through 3 (AUDIT-C), and AUDIT question 3 alone are effective alcohol-screening tests in male Veterans Affairs (VA) patients, but have not been validated in women.
- Traumatic brain injury and its neuropsychiatric sequelae in war veteransNina A Sayer
Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417, USA
Annu Rev Med 63:405-19. 2012..This article provides an overview of TBI and its neuropsychiatric sequelae in U.S. war veterans who participated in the current operations in and around Afghanistan and Iraq, with particular emphasis on blast-..
- Cyanobacteria and BMAA exposure from desert dust: a possible link to sporadic ALS among Gulf War veteransPaul Alan Cox
Institute for Ethnomedicine, Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83001 3464, USA
Amyotroph Lateral Scler 10:109-17. 2009b>Veterans of the 1990-1991 Gulf War have been reported to have an increased incidence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) compared to personnel who were not deployed...
- The burden of obesity among a national probability sample of veteransKarin M Nelson
Primary and Specialty Medical Care Service, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
J Gen Intern Med 21:915-9. 2006Few national data exist about the prevalence of obesity and the resulting health burden among veterans.
- A multimodal imaging study in U.S. veterans of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom with and without major depression after blast-related concussionScott C Matthews
Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, USA
Neuroimage 54:S69-75. 2011Although the exact number of affected individuals is unknown, it has been estimated that approximately 20% of U.S. veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Iraqi Freedom (OIF) have experienced mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) (..
- Is heart rate variability related to memory performance in middle-aged men?Amit Jasvant Shah
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
Psychosom Med 73:475-82. 2011..Heart rate variability (HRV), a measure of autonomic function, has been associated with cognitive function, but studies are conflicting. Previous studies have also not controlled for familial and genetic influences...
- Gulf War veterans' health: medical evaluation of a U.S. cohortSeth A Eisen
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63106, USA
Ann Intern Med 142:881-90. 2005..United States military personnel reported various symptoms after deployment to the Persian Gulf during the 1991 Gulf War. However, the symptoms' long-term prevalence and association with deployment remain controversial...
- Integrating tobacco cessation into mental health care for posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized controlled trialMiles McFall
Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 S Columbian Way, S 116 MHC, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
JAMA 304:2485-93. 2010..Most smokers with mental illness do not receive tobacco cessation treatment...
- Plasma neuropeptide Y concentrations in combat exposed veterans: relationship to trauma exposure, recovery from PTSD, and copingRachel Yehuda
Traumatic Stress Studies Program, Psychiatry Department, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and the Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New York, New York 10468, USA
Biol Psychiatry 59:660-3. 2006..There is emerging interest in examining the role of plasma neuropeptide Y (NPY) as a protective stress factor...
- Focal brain damage protects against post-traumatic stress disorder in combat veteransMichael Koenigs
Cognitive Neuroscience Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, US National Institutes of Health, 10 Center Drive, MSC 1440, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892 1440, USA
Nat Neurosci 11:232-7. 2008..the causal contribution of specific brain areas to PTSD symptoms, we studied a unique sample of Vietnam War veterans who suffered brain injury and emotionally traumatic events...
- Altered pain processing in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorderElbert Geuze
Department of Military Psychiatry, Central Military Hospital, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands
Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:76-85. 2007..Several brain areas related to pain processing are implicated in PTSD. To our knowledge, no functional imaging study has discussed whether patients with PTSD experience and process pain in a different way than control subjects...
- Annual ambient black carbon associated with shorter telomeres in elderly men: Veterans Affairs Normative Aging StudyJohn McCracken
Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Building, 415 West, 401 Park Dr, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Environ Health Perspect 118:1564-70. 2010..Telomere length reflects biological age and is inversely associated with risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Ambient air pollution is associated with CVD, but its effect on telomere length is unknown...
- Obesity paradox and cardiorespiratory fitness in 12,417 male veterans aged 40 to 70 yearsPaul A McAuley
Department of Human Performance and Sport Sciences, Winston Salem State University, 601 S Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Anderson C 24 E, Winston Salem, NC 27110, USA
Mayo Clin Proc 85:115-21. 2010..To evaluate the influence of cardiorespiratory fitness (fitness) on the obesity paradox in middle-aged men with known or suspected coronary artery disease...
- PM2.5 constituents and related air quality variables as predictors of survival in a cohort of U.S. military veteransF W Lipfert
Inhal Toxicol 18:645-57. 2006..S. military veterans, along with data on vehicular traffic density (annual vehicle-miles traveled per unit of land area)...
- Rate and predictors of treatment prescription for hepatitis CAdeel A Butt
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Falk Medical Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Gut 56:385-9. 2007The true treatment rate for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in veterans is unknown.
- Transcription factors regulating sensory gene expression and pain pathwaysEric E Turner; Fiscal Year: 2011..b>Veterans are especially susceptable to suffering and disability from pain syndromes because of the high incidence of past ..
- Pyruvate Dehydrogenase kinase as Therapeutic Target for Hepatic Steatosis, ObesitRobert A Harris; Fiscal Year: 2012..Since a fourth of patients treated at Veteran Administration hospitals have type 2 diabetes , many veterans have NAFLD and are at risk of developing NASH and dying of cirrhosis...
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- Role of the Y-Located TSPY Gene in Human OncogenesisYun Fai Chris Lau; Fiscal Year: 2013..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Prostate cancer is a prevalent cancer among our veterans. The etiology of this man-only cancer is uncertain...
- Immune Regulation of Bone HomeostasisMERVYN NEALE WEITZMANN; Fiscal Year: 2012..Fractures are already a serious medical problem among aging Veterans and in the general population and 1 in 2 females and 1 in 5 males over the age of 50 will suffer a bone fracture ..
- Cardiovascular Responses to Sleep Apnea in Tetraplegia: A Pilot StudyJill M Wecht; Fiscal Year: 2010..Work to the VA Patient Care Mission Fostering a better understanding of the common medical conditions that beset veterans with SCI and how best to treat them, with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life for these individuals is ..
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 3Ruth Holst; Fiscal Year: 2012..g. minorities, seniors, teens, veterans'groups, low income populations, etc.), focus on special topics (e.g...
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- Correction of glutathione deficiency for treatment of diabetic nephropathyPaolo Fanti; Fiscal Year: 2013..b>Veterans have high prevalence of T2DM, diabetic kidney disease, and associated OS...
- Exercise training and blood pressure in hypertension: integrated mechanismsNoreen F Rossi; Fiscal Year: 2012..S. with ~70 million adults affected including Veterans. It is the primary risk-factor for development of stroke and heart failure and the second most common cause of ..
- The gastric X/A-like (ghrelin) cell: A peripheral regulator of food intakeNILS WG LAMBRECHT; Fiscal Year: 2012DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Department of Veterans Affairs SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR(S) Lambrecht, Nils, M.D...
- Principles of Therapy in Cerebellar Disease: Explorations in Ion Channel MutantsJOHN SAMUEL STAHL; Fiscal Year: 2013..e., during the years of military service or shortly after). The prevalence of veterans with chronic cerebellar dysfunction due to TBI is increasing due to Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation ..
- Angiotensin Adrenergic Interactions in the KidneyRoland C Blantz; Fiscal Year: 2013..There are 20-40 million Americans with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the impact of this disease on the Veterans population is very significant...
- Tyrosine Availability Influences Mesocortico-Limbic CatecholaminesGEORGE EUGENE JASKIW; Fiscal Year: 2012..The veteran population is predominantly male and has a high prevalence of psychiatric co-morbidity. Furthermore, veterans with schizophrenia who are able to sustain full employment often seek their healthcare outside the VAMC...
- Vitamin D3, Interference with Androgen Signal and Inhibition of Prostate CancerBandana Chatterjee; Fiscal Year: 2013..The project has high relevance to health care issues of the Veterans population...
- Effects of Evoked Resistance Training and Testosterone after Spinal Cord InjuryAshraf Gorgey; Fiscal Year: 2012..It is unclear if a longer RT program greater than 12 weeks would provide additional benefits to veterans with SCI...
- Pituitary dysfunction, behavioral symptoms, and quality of life after blast mTBICHARLES WILLIAM WILKINSON; Fiscal Year: 2012..and is contraindicated in cases of head injury, so it cannot be employed to diagnose GHD or sAI in OIF/OEF Veterans with mTBI...
- Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase as a Target for Ischemic CardioprotectionDonna M Van Winkle; Fiscal Year: 2012..Data from the Office of Policy and Planning at the Department of Veterans Affairs indicate that as of 2000 there were ~26...
- Reactive (AA)AmyloidosisMerrill D Benson; Fiscal Year: 2013..Reactive (secondary) amyloidosis is a significant complication of these diseases and is usually fatal. Veterans with paraplegia often have chronic infections such as osteomyelitis and, therefore, have an increased incidence ..
- Regulation of mural cells during pulmonary capillary formationStephen E McGowan; Fiscal Year: 2013..are central to diabetes, stroke, and chronic renal insufficiency, which are becoming more prevalent among veterans. ...
- Metabolic Engineering of Bacteria for Cancer Immunotherapy by Gamma Delta T CellsCraig T Morita; Fiscal Year: 2013..Recent studies show that veterans are 25 to 75 percent more likely to develop lung cancer than people who did not serve in the military;yet ..
- Epigenetic mechanisms relevant to the pathogenesis of ALSNeil W Kowall; Fiscal Year: 2013..the foundation for the development of better treatments for this fatal condition that disproportionately affects veterans who have been deployed to the Persian Gulf region...
- Behavioral Activation Therapy for Rural Veterans with Diabetes and DepressionAanand Dinkar Naik; Fiscal Year: 2013..Furthermore, veterans with diabetes and depressive symptoms in rural settings have limited access to care...
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- The role of Fli1 in T cell function and the pathogenesis of lupusTamara K Nowling; Fiscal Year: 2011..There are already thousands of veterans with lupus being cared for in the VA system...
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 8Javier Crespo; Fiscal Year: 2012
- Mechanisms of action of ghrelin in muscle and adipose tissue in cancer-related caJose M Garcia; Fiscal Year: 2013..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: 7. PROJECT NARRATIVE Cancer will affect 1 in 2 veterans and involuntary weight loss (also known as cachexia) resulting from a loss of fat and muscle mass will affect the ..
- Genetics and Haloperidol ResponseRobert J Hitzemann; Fiscal Year: 2012..The elderly population of veterans (which is dramatically increasing) is highly vulnerable to the untoward effects of the antipsychotic drugs;thus, ..
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- 5-HT transporter function: Interaction of hormones and antidepressantsAlan Frazer; Fiscal Year: 2013..RELEVANCE: With the recent combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, treating the mental health care needs of veterans will be a continuing challenge for years to come...
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 6CATHY BURROUGHS; Fiscal Year: 2012
- Statin modulation of immunotherapy for Alzheimer diseaseJun Tan; Fiscal Year: 2012..Thus this disease is a clear healthcare problem for both veterans and all individuals living past the age of 60...
- Nanoparticle Coupled Antioxidants for Respiratory Illness in VeteransRODNEY JON SCHLOSSER; Fiscal Year: 2013DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Respiratory illnesses affect over two-thirds of Veterans deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan...
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- Genistein, microRNAs and kidney cancerRajvir Dahiya; Fiscal Year: 2013..provided by applicant): Background: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is one of the most common malignancies among our Veterans. The major barrier to progress in the management of RCC is the high toxicity of the drugs used for the treatment...
- Mechanism of Bladder Overactivity in Pelvic IschemiaKazem M Azadzoi; Fiscal Year: 2013..Clinical studies suggest that the prevalence of bladder overactivity and LUTS among Veterans is almost five fold higher than its incidence in the general population...
- Neuroprotection and Myelin Repair Mechanisms in Multiple SclerosisInderjit Singh; Fiscal Year: 2013..MS is prevalent in US veterans due to their prior residence or socioeconomics status during their service as risk factor is more in northern ..
- Role of CD44 in experimental Multiple SclerosisMitzi Nagarkatti; Fiscal Year: 2013..There are over 28,000 veterans currently diagnosed with MS...
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- Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Density and Veteran Cigarette SmokersArthur Brody; Fiscal Year: 2013..Despite improvements in tobacco control, the prevalence of cigarette smoking remains high at 27% among Veterans and 21% among the general U.S. population (~46 million U.S. adults)...
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- Phage Display for Improved Peptide-based Tumor Targeting and Imaging AgentsSusan L Deutscher; Fiscal Year: 2013DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and US Veterans. Over 28% of cancer diagnoses in US Veterans in 2009 were for prostate, breast, and ovarian carcinoma...
- Enzymatic Regulation of S-Glutathionylation : Role in Apoptosis and DiseaseJohn J Mieyal; Fiscal Year: 2012..as addressed by this proposal, are important for advancing alternatives in therapy that would be beneficial to veterans. Thiol-Disulfide Oxidoreductase enzymes, especially glutaredoxin and thioredoxin, are critical to mitigating the ..
- Human neutrophils, phospholipase A2 and S.aureus: microbial targets and responsesWilliam M Nauseef; Fiscal Year: 2013..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: SA infections occur commonly in Veterans, both in outpatients as well as hospitalized patients...
- Adenosine and the Basal Forebrain in the Control of Behavioral StateRobert E Strecker; Fiscal Year: 2012..Sleep disturbances, such as CSR, accompany and aggravate many medical conditions affecting US veterans including PTSD, heart disease, psychiatric disorders, and chronic pain...
- Cellular Signaling in AlcoholismSubhash C Pandey; Fiscal Year: 2013..b>Veterans suffering from anxiety disorders alone or in combination with post traumatic stress disorder are more prone to ..
- Pathogenesis of the Metabolic SyndromeW Timothy Garvey; Fiscal Year: 2013..disease, and these diseases are responsible for a huge burden of patient suffering and health care costs among veterans and the US population in general...
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 1BARBARA EPSTEIN; Fiscal Year: 2013
- DNA Methylation in Ethanol Drinking BehaviorDavid P Gavin; Fiscal Year: 2013DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Alcohol abuse disorders are highly prevalent particularly in military combat veterans, with yet to be fully elucidated molecular biological underpinnings...
- Biology of IGFs in BoneThomas L Clemens; Fiscal Year: 2013..An understanding of this pathway should ultimately enable better management of diabetic veterans and conceivably lead to the design a single therapy, which can simultaneously target both osteoporosis and type 2 ..
- ER stress: role in myocyte apoptosis and myocardial remodelingKrishna Singh; Fiscal Year: 2013DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Heart failure represents a major cause of morbidity and mortality among veterans. Increased sympathetic activity is a central feature in patients with heart failure...
- The Prevalence of Blood Pressure Abnormalities among Veterans with SCIJill Wecht; Fiscal Year: 2009..e., d 110/70 mmHg) was reported to be 16% among a large cohort of veterans with SCI (13)...
- Combining Imaging and Modeling in Osteoporosis Fracture Risk AssessmentGARY BEAUPRE; Fiscal Year: 2009..primarily affecting post-menopausal females, it has recently been estimated that one out of eight older male veterans has osteoporosis. This translates to a prevalence of nearly 1.2 million male veterans with osteoporosis...
- Prevention of heart failure and death by sphingolipids: outcomes and mechanisms.JOEL KARLINER; Fiscal Year: 2009..Thus, prevention of these consequences of myocardial infarction have direct bearing on the health of both the veterans we serve and of the general public...
- Safety signal learning in Rhesus monkeys following early life stressChallenge ArMICHAEL NMN DAVIS; Fiscal Year: 2010..Thus the sound of a car back firing or the smell of sulfur can lead to an intense fear reaction in Viet Nam veterans many years after combat, even in the safety of their own home...
- Bladder Voiding via Pudendal Nerve BlockKENNETH GUSTAFSON; Fiscal Year: 2009..this project will take an important step towards translating our recent advances discovered in animal models to veterans with SCI...
- Targeting Muller Cells to Treat Optic Nerve InjurySherry Ball; Fiscal Year: 2009..Ball, PhD Objectives: A substantial proportion of returning veterans diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) also exhibit visual deficits...
- MULTIDIMENSIONAL HORMONAL ASSESSMENT OF PTSDSheila Wang; Fiscal Year: 1999..Thirty women veterans with PTSD related to a military trauma history, mostly nurses, will be recruited from the National Center for ..
- Pilot Study: Self Management Groups for Veterans with Dual Sensory LossMITCHEL BRANT TURBIN; Fiscal Year: 2011..Research (NCRAR) in Portland, Oregon, with expert consultation from the VA Center of Excellence for Aging Veterans with Vision Loss (CAVVL) in Atlanta, Georgia and the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults ..
- Predicting Skeletal Stability of Endoprostheses for Above Elbow AmputeesKent N Bachus; Fiscal Year: 2010..Unfortunately, there is not adequate protection for the extremities and many US veterans are returning from combat with traumatic amputations that require follow-up care, extensive rehabilitation, and ..
- Telehealth Tinnitus Intervention for Patients with TBIJAMES A contact HENRY; Fiscal Year: 2011..Tinnitus management for Veterans and military personnel with TBI has become a critical concern...
- Evaluation of Approaches to Auditory Rehabilitation for Mild TBIGabrielle Saunders; Fiscal Year: 2009..Summary/Abstract: The long-term goal of this study is to develop evidence-based auditory rehabilitation for veterans who have normal/near-normal peripheral auditory function and significant complaints of difficulty hearing...
- Impact of PTSD on Bone FormationSubburaman Mohan; Fiscal Year: 2009..Although a proportion of returning veterans from the Gulf war and war on terrorism complain of bone aches, nothing is known about the impact of PTSD on the ..
- Extinction of Fear Memories with Glucocorticoids in Veterans with PTSDAlina Suris; Fiscal Year: 2009..The study design is a double-blind randomized controlled clinical trial involving eighty-eight OEF/OIF veterans with combat-related PTSD...
- Exercise-Facilitated NeuroRehabilitation in Diabetic NeuropathyEVAN STUBBS; Fiscal Year: 2009..and aerobic exercise training program on the rehabilitation of peripheral nerve function in type 2 diabetic veterans with neuropathy...
- Biologic scaffold prostheses to enhance meniscus repairJOE WEINBERG; Fiscal Year: 2009..Our work will have a direct effect on veterans with meniscal injuries, facilitating a more rapid recovery and reducing long term morbidity...
- Vestibular Consequences of Blast-related Mild Traumatic Brain InjuryFAITH AKIN; Fiscal Year: 2009..mTBI has been called the signature condition of veterans returning from Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF), and the cause is often related to ..
- Determinants of Word Recognition Speed in Older ListenersFrederick J Gallun; Fiscal Year: 2011..In a 2001 survey of 25 million Veterans, 46% (11.5 million) were over age 55. Of those over 55, 55% (6...
- Pulmonary Biomarkers of Inflammation in Chronic TetraplegiaMiroslav Radulovic; Fiscal Year: 2009..The Mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs is to provide optimal clinical care for all patients...
- VA Low Vision Intervention Trial (LOVIT) IIJoan Stelmack; Fiscal Year: 2009DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Abstract VA estimates that there are more than 1 million visually impaired veterans over the age of 45 in the U.S...
- Remediation of Working Memory in SchizophreniaTasha Nienow; Fiscal Year: 2009..Consequently, schizophrenia has been, and is likely to continue to be, a disabling illness prevalent among veterans. In recognition of veteran's mental health care needs, the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) ..
- TRAJECTORY OF RECOVERY OF LIFE-SPACE MOBILITY AFTER HOSPITALIZATIONCynthia Brown; Fiscal Year: 2009..Specific Aim 1: To describe changes in life-space mobility after hospitalization in older veterans. While ADL disability is common after hospitalization, our preliminary population-based research shows mobility ..
- Executive Functioning in OEF/OIF Veterans with Traumatic Brain InjuryJuliana Baldo; Fiscal Year: 2009..The current study proposes to conduct a comprehensive battery of tests in returning veterans with mild traumatic brain injury in order to document impairments in cognitive skills, such as reasoning and ..