veterans

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Summary: Former members of the armed services.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Glucose control and vascular complications in veterans with type 2 diabetes
    William Duckworth
    Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care Center, Phoenix, AZ 85012, USA
    N Engl J Med 360:129-39. 2009
  2. ncbi Regional cerebral blood flow in the amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex during traumatic imagery in male and female Vietnam veterans with PTSD
    Lisa M Shin
    Department of Psychology, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:168-76. 2004
  3. pmc Patterns of multimorbidity in elderly veterans
    Michael A Steinman
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1872-80. 2012
  4. pmc Impact of hypoglycemia associated with antihyperglycemic medications on vascular risks in veterans with type 2 diabetes
    Yingnan Zhao
    School of Pharmacy, Saint Joseph College, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Diabetes Care 35:1126-32. 2012
  5. pmc Post-traumatic stress symptoms correlate with smaller subgenual cingulate, caudate, and insula volumes in unmedicated combat veterans
    RYAN HERRINGA
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA
    Psychiatry Res 203:139-45. 2012
  6. pmc Association of age and comorbidity with physical function in HIV-infected and uninfected patients: results from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study
    Krisann 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
  7. ncbi 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
  8. pmc The duration of postoperative acute kidney injury is an additional parameter predicting long-term survival in diabetic veterans
    Steven G Coca
    Clinical Epidemiology Research Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    Kidney Int 78:926-33. 2010
  9. pmc Quality concerns with routine alcohol screening in VA clinical settings
    Katharine 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
  10. ncbi Prevalence of chronic pain, posttraumatic stress disorder, and persistent postconcussive symptoms in OIF/OEF veterans: polytrauma clinical triad
    Henry 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

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  1. ncbi Glucose control and vascular complications in veterans with type 2 diabetes
    William 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...
  2. ncbi Regional cerebral blood flow in the amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex during traumatic imagery in male and female Vietnam veterans with PTSD
    Lisa 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...
  3. pmc Patterns of multimorbidity in elderly veterans
    Michael 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...
  4. pmc Impact of hypoglycemia associated with antihyperglycemic medications on vascular risks in veterans with type 2 diabetes
    Yingnan 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...
  5. pmc Post-traumatic stress symptoms correlate with smaller subgenual cingulate, caudate, and insula volumes in unmedicated combat veterans
    RYAN 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 ..
  6. pmc Association of age and comorbidity with physical function in HIV-infected and uninfected patients: results from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study
    Krisann 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)...
  7. ncbi 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 ..
  8. pmc The duration of postoperative acute kidney injury is an additional parameter predicting long-term survival in diabetic veterans
    Steven 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...
  9. pmc Quality concerns with routine alcohol screening in VA clinical settings
    Katharine 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...
  10. ncbi Prevalence of chronic pain, posttraumatic stress disorder, and persistent postconcussive symptoms in OIF/OEF veterans: polytrauma clinical triad
    Henry 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 ..
  11. ncbi Increased COPD among HIV-positive compared to HIV-negative veterans
    Kristina 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...
  12. pmc Diabetes and cardiovascular disease during androgen deprivation therapy: observational study of veterans with prostate cancer
    Nancy 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...
  13. pmc Trends and risk factors for mental health diagnoses among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans using Department of Veterans Affairs health care, 2002-2008
    Karen H Seal
    San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1651-8. 2009
    We sought to investigate longitudinal trends and risk factors for mental health diagnoses among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
  14. pmc Increased risk of fragility fractures among HIV infected compared to uninfected male veterans
    Julie 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...
  15. ncbi Childhood trauma exposure in Iraq and Afghanistan war era veterans: implications for posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and adult functional social support
    Elizabeth 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 ..
  16. pmc Amygdala volume changes in posttraumatic stress disorder in a large case-controlled veterans group
    Rajendra 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...
  17. pmc Implementing the MOVE! weight-management program in the Veterans Health Administration, 2007-2010: a qualitative study
    Bryan 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. 2012
    One-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...
  18. ncbi Health status of Army Chemical Corps Vietnam veterans who sprayed defoliant in Vietnam
    Han K Kang
    Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, District of Columbia 20420, USA
    Am J Ind Med 49:875-84. 2006
    U.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)...
  19. ncbi Increasing incidence of herpes zoster among Veterans
    David 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 ..
  20. pmc Cerebrocerebellar hypometabolism associated with repetitive blast exposure mild traumatic brain injury in 12 Iraq war Veterans with persistent post-concussive symptoms
    Elaine 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 ..
  21. pmc Predicting mortality and healthcare utilization with a single question
    Karen 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...
  22. pmc Comorbid diabetes and the risk of progressive chronic kidney disease in HIV-infected adults: data from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study
    Raj 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...
  23. ncbi Posttraumatic stress disorder and quality of life: extension of findings to veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
    Paula 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...
  24. ncbi Validation of self-reported colorectal cancer screening behavior from a mixed-mode survey of veterans
    Melissa 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...
  25. pmc Posttraumatic stress disorder and risk of dementia among US veterans
    Kristine Yaffe
    San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:608-13. 2010
    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is highly prevalent among US veterans because of combat and may impair cognition.
  26. ncbi Cutaneous and ocular late complications of sulfur mustard in Iranian veterans
    Majid 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...
  27. pmc The psychological risks of Vietnam for U.S. veterans: a revisit with new data and methods
    Bruce P Dohrenwend
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Science 313:979-82. 2006
    In 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...
  28. ncbi Diabetes and cancer in veterans of Operation Ranch Hand after adjustment for calendar period, days of spraying, and time spent in Southeast Asia
    Joel 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...
  29. ncbi Best practices in the Veterans Health Administration's MOVE! Weight management program
    Leila 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. 2011
    Obesity 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.
  30. pmc A prospective study of PTSD and early-age heart disease mortality among Vietnam veterans: implications for surveillance and prevention
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Center for Health Research, Geisinger Clinic, 100 N Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822, USA
    Psychosom Med 70:668-76. 2008
    To 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...
  31. pmc Herpes zoster risk factors in a national cohort of veterans with rheumatoid arthritis
    Jay 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...
  32. ncbi 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 Study
    Steven 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...
  33. ncbi Obesity prevalence among veterans at Veterans Affairs medical facilities
    Sandeep 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. 2005
    Obesity is a significant public health problem in the United States. Comprehensive obesity prevalence data among veterans have not been previously reported.
  34. ncbi Reintegration problems and treatment interests among Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans receiving VA medical care
    Nina 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...
  35. pmc Risk of hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancers after hepatitis C virus infection: A population-based study of U.S. veterans
    Hashem 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...
  36. ncbi Predictors of response of US veterans to treatment for the hepatitis C virus
    Lisa 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...
  37. ncbi Risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and lymphoproliferative precursor diseases in US veterans with hepatitis C virus
    Thomas 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...
  38. pmc The burden of illness in the first year home: do male and female VA users differ in health conditions and healthcare utilization
    Sally G Haskell
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:92-7. 2011
    we 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.
  39. pmc Hippocampal volume differences in Gulf War veterans with current versus lifetime posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms
    Brigitte 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...
  40. pmc Factors influencing disease self-management among veterans with diabetes and poor glycemic control
    Karin M Nelson
    Primary and Specialty Medical Care Service, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:442-7. 2007
    Although the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has made significant organizational changes to improve diabetes care, diabetes self-management has received limited attention...
  41. ncbi Factors affecting diabetes knowledge in Type 2 diabetic veterans
    G H Murata
    New Mexico VA Health Care System, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108, USA
    Diabetologia 46:1170-8. 2003
    To describe the clinical, psychological and social factors affecting diabetes knowledge of veterans with established Type 2 diabetes.
  42. pmc Peer mentoring and financial incentives to improve glucose control in African American veterans: a randomized trial
    Judith 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...
  43. ncbi Effect of telephone exercise counseling on frailty in older veterans: project LIFE
    Matthew 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. 2007
    This 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...
  44. ncbi Health indicators for military, veteran, and civilian women
    Keren 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...
  45. ncbi Creating a sampling frame for population-based veteran research: representativeness and overlap of VA and Department of Defense databases
    Donna L Washington
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, 111G, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 47:763-71. 2010
    Most veteran research is conducted in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare settings, although most veterans obtain healthcare outside the VA...
  46. pmc 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 pain
    Sarah 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...
  47. ncbi Leukocyte glucocorticoid receptor expression and immunoregulation in veterans with and without post-traumatic stress disorder
    C 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...
  48. ncbi Relationships among PTSD symptoms, social support, and support source in veterans with chronic PTSD
    Charlene 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...
  49. ncbi Gender disparities in lipid-lowering therapy among veterans with diabetes
    Varsha G Vimalananda
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:S176-81. 2011
    We sought to compare lipid-lowering therapy among female and male veterans with diabetes and hyperlipidemia.
  50. ncbi Urinary tract infection in male veterans: treatment patterns and outcomes
    Dimitri 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.
  51. pmc Differences in health-related quality of life in rural and urban veterans
    William B Weeks
    MBA, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1762-7. 2004
    We 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.
  52. pmc The risk of incident coronary heart disease among veterans with and without HIV and hepatitis C
    Matthew S Freiberg
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 4:425-32. 2011
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  53. ncbi Impact of impaired sleep on the development of PTSD symptoms in combat veterans: a prospective longitudinal cohort study
    Saskia 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...
  54. ncbi Deployment stressors, gender, and mental health outcomes among Gulf War I veterans
    Dawne 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. 2005
    Findings 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...
  55. pmc Gender differences in mental health diagnoses among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans enrolled in veterans affairs health care
    Shira 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 ..
  56. pmc Staphylococcus aureus infections in US veterans, Maryland, USA, 1999-2008
    LaRee 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...
  57. ncbi Twenty-four hour plasma cortisol and adrenocorticotropic hormone in Gulf War veterans: relationships to posttraumatic stress disorder and health symptoms
    Julia A Golier
    Department of Psychiatry, James J Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10468, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 62:1175-8. 2007
    We 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 ..
  58. ncbi Cholinesterase inhibitors and incidence of bradycardia in patients with dementia in the veterans affairs new England healthcare system
    Rohini 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...
  59. pmc Mortality rate in veterans with multiple chronic conditions
    Todd 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...
  60. ncbi Prevalence of comorbid hypertension and dyslipidemia and associated cardiovascular disease
    Michael 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
    ....
  61. ncbi Better but not ideal acceptance of routine inpatient HIV point-of-care testing among veterans in a high prevalence area
    Marc 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...
  62. ncbi Postconcussive symptoms after blast and nonblast-related mild traumatic brain injuries in Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans
    Sara 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 ..
  63. pmc Military-related sexual trauma among Veterans Health Administration patients returning from Afghanistan and Iraq
    Rachel Kimerling
    National Center for PTSD, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1409-12. 2010
    We 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...
  64. ncbi Extrahepatic manifestations of hepatitis C among United States male veterans
    Hashem 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 ..
  65. ncbi A controlled comparison of symptoms and chemical intolerances reported by Gulf War veterans, implant recipients and persons with multiple chemical sensitivity
    C 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)...
  66. ncbi Neuropsychologic assessment of a population-based sample of Gulf War veterans
    Mitchell 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. 2009
    The 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.
  67. ncbi Comorbidity of posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression: a 20-year longitudinal study of war veterans
    Karni Ginzburg
    Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
    J Affect Disord 123:249-57. 2010
    ....
  68. ncbi The Vietnam Era Twin Registry
    Jack 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 ..
  69. ncbi Obesity, overweight, and their life course trajectories in veterans and non-veterans
    Thomas D Koepsell
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:434-9. 2012
    b>Veterans comprise a large and growing segment of the US population...
  70. ncbi Chronic widespread pain, mental health, and physical role function in OEF/OIF veterans
    Drew A Helmer
    Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Pain Med 10:1174-82. 2009
    Describe the associations among pain, mental health concerns, and function in veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF).
  71. ncbi Systematic review of women veterans' health: update on successes and gaps
    Bevanne Bean-Mayberry
    VA Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Sepulveda, California 91343, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:S84-97. 2011
    We 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.
  72. pmc Impact of a prescription copayment increase on lipid-lowering medication adherence in veterans
    Jalpa A Doshi
    Center for Health Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Circulation 119:390-7. 2009
    In 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...
  73. ncbi The use of screening colonoscopy for patients cared for by the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Hashem 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).
  74. pmc Association of ALS with head injury, cigarette smoking and APOE genotypes
    Silke Schmidt
    Center for Human Genetics, Duke University Medical Center, 595 LaSalle Street, Durham, North Carolina, 27710, USA
    J Neurol Sci 291:22-9. 2010
    An increased risk of ALS has been reported for US veterans, but the cause is unknown...
  75. ncbi Obesity, overweight, and weight control practices in U.S. veterans
    Thomas D Koepsell
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Prev Med 48:267-71. 2009
    We 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.
  76. ncbi 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) trial
    Brack Hattler
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Denver, CO 80220, USA
    Circulation 125:2827-35. 2012
    The 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 ..
  77. pmc Implementation of the Tobacco Tactics program in the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Sonia 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. 2010
    Smoking cessation services in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are currently provided via outpatient groups, while inpatient cessation programs have not been widely implemented.
  78. ncbi Preoperative risks and outcomes of hip and knee arthroplasty in the Veterans Health Administration
    Frances 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...
  79. pmc Veterans' voices: use of the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Survey to identify My HealtheVet personal health record users' characteristics, needs, and preferences
    Kim 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...
  80. ncbi Excess incidence of ALS in young Gulf War veterans
    Robert W Haley
    Epidemiology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390 8874, USA
    Neurology 61:750-6. 2003
    Reported cases of ALS in young veterans of the 1991 Gulf War have suggested excess incidence.
  81. pmc Hepatitis C treatment completion rates in routine clinical care
    Adeel 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...
  82. ncbi Mental disorders and mental health treatment among U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs outpatients: the Veterans Health Study
    C 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. 1999
    The 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.
  83. ncbi Mental health problems, use of mental health services, and attrition from military service after returning from deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan
    Charles 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...
  84. ncbi Risk factors for clinically recognized opioid abuse and dependence among veterans using opioids for chronic non-cancer pain
    Mark 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...
  85. pmc Hepatitis C and the risk of kidney disease and mortality in veterans with HIV
    Michael 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. 2010
    To 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.
  86. ncbi No cerebral or cervical venous insufficiency in US veterans with multiple sclerosis
    Ellen 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...
  87. ncbi Two brief alcohol-screening tests From the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT): validation in a female Veterans Affairs patient population
    Katharine 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.
  88. ncbi Traumatic brain injury and its neuropsychiatric sequelae in war veterans
    Nina 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-..
  89. ncbi Cyanobacteria and BMAA exposure from desert dust: a possible link to sporadic ALS among Gulf War veterans
    Paul Alan Cox
    Institute for Ethnomedicine, Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83001 3464, USA
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler 10:109-17. 2009
    b>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...
  90. pmc The burden of obesity among a national probability sample of veterans
    Karin M Nelson
    Primary and Specialty Medical Care Service, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:915-9. 2006
    Few national data exist about the prevalence of obesity and the resulting health burden among veterans.
  91. ncbi A multimodal imaging study in U.S. veterans of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom with and without major depression after blast-related concussion
    Scott C Matthews
    Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, USA
    Neuroimage 54:S69-75. 2011
    Although 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) (..
  92. pmc 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...
  93. ncbi Gulf War veterans' health: medical evaluation of a U.S. cohort
    Seth 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...
  94. pmc Integrating tobacco cessation into mental health care for posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized controlled trial
    Miles 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...
  95. ncbi Plasma neuropeptide Y concentrations in combat exposed veterans: relationship to trauma exposure, recovery from PTSD, and coping
    Rachel 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...
  96. pmc Focal brain damage protects against post-traumatic stress disorder in combat veterans
    Michael 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...
  97. ncbi Altered pain processing in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder
    Elbert 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...
  98. pmc Annual ambient black carbon associated with shorter telomeres in elderly men: Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study
    John 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...
  99. pmc Obesity paradox and cardiorespiratory fitness in 12,417 male veterans aged 40 to 70 years
    Paul 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...
  100. ncbi PM2.5 constituents and related air quality variables as predictors of survival in a cohort of U.S. military veterans
    F 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)...
  101. pmc Rate and predictors of treatment prescription for hepatitis C
    Adeel A Butt
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Falk Medical Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Gut 56:385-9. 2007
    The true treatment rate for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in veterans is unknown.

Research Grants84

  1. Transcription factors regulating sensory gene expression and pain pathways
    Eric E Turner; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..b>Veterans are especially susceptable to suffering and disability from pain syndromes because of the high incidence of past ..
  2. Pyruvate Dehydrogenase kinase as Therapeutic Target for Hepatic Steatosis, Obesit
    Robert A Harris; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Since a fourth of patients treated at Veteran Administration hospitals have type 2 diabetes [65], many veterans have NAFLD and are at risk of developing NASH and dying of cirrhosis...
  3. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 2
    JM J TOOEY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g. minorities, seniors, teens, veterans'groups, low income populations, etc.), focus on special topics (e.g...
  4. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 2
    JM J TOOEY; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..g. minorities, seniors, teens, veterans'groups, low income populations, etc.), focus on special topics (e.g...
  5. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 2
    JM J TOOEY; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..g. minorities, seniors, teens, veterans[unreadable] groups, low income populations, etc.), focus on special topics (e.g...
  6. Role of the Y-Located TSPY Gene in Human Oncogenesis
    Yun 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...
  7. Immune Regulation of Bone Homeostasis
    MERVYN 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 ..
  8. Cardiovascular Responses to Sleep Apnea in Tetraplegia: A Pilot Study
    Jill 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 ..
  9. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 3
    Ruth Holst; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..g. minorities, seniors, teens, veterans'groups, low income populations, etc.), focus on special topics (e.g...
  10. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 3
    Ruth Holst; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..g. minorities, seniors, teens, veterans[unreadable] groups, low income populations, etc.), focus on special topics (e.g...
  11. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 3
    Ruth Holst; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g. minorities, seniors, teens, veterans'groups, low income populations, etc.), focus on special topics (e.g...
  12. Correction of glutathione deficiency for treatment of diabetic nephropathy
    Paolo Fanti; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..b>Veterans have high prevalence of T2DM, diabetic kidney disease, and associated OS...
  13. Exercise training and blood pressure in hypertension: integrated mechanisms
    Noreen 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 ..
  14. The gastric X/A-like (ghrelin) cell: A peripheral regulator of food intake
    NILS WG LAMBRECHT; Fiscal Year: 2012
    DESCRIPTION (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...
  15. Principles of Therapy in Cerebellar Disease: Explorations in Ion Channel Mutants
    JOHN 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 ..
  16. Angiotensin Adrenergic Interactions in the Kidney
    Roland 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...
  17. Tyrosine Availability Influences Mesocortico-Limbic Catecholamines
    GEORGE 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...
  18. Vitamin D3, Interference with Androgen Signal and Inhibition of Prostate Cancer
    Bandana Chatterjee; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The project has high relevance to health care issues of the Veterans population...
  19. Effects of Evoked Resistance Training and Testosterone after Spinal Cord Injury
    Ashraf Gorgey; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..It is unclear if a longer RT program greater than 12 weeks would provide additional benefits to veterans with SCI...
  20. Pituitary dysfunction, behavioral symptoms, and quality of life after blast mTBI
    CHARLES 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...
  21. Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase as a Target for Ischemic Cardioprotection
    Donna 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...
  22. Reactive (AA)Amyloidosis
    Merrill 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 ..
  23. Regulation of mural cells during pulmonary capillary formation
    Stephen E McGowan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..are central to diabetes, stroke, and chronic renal insufficiency, which are becoming more prevalent among veterans. ...
  24. Metabolic Engineering of Bacteria for Cancer Immunotherapy by Gamma Delta T Cells
    Craig 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 ..
  25. Epigenetic mechanisms relevant to the pathogenesis of ALS
    Neil 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...
  26. Behavioral Activation Therapy for Rural Veterans with Diabetes and Depression
    Aanand Dinkar Naik; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Furthermore, veterans with diabetes and depressive symptoms in rural settings have limited access to care...
  27. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 4
    HAMASU CLAIRE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g. minorities, seniors, teens, veterans'groups, low income populations, etc.), focus on special topics (e.g...
  28. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 4
    HAMASU CLAIRE; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..g. minorities, seniors, teens, veterans[unreadable] groups, low income populations, etc.), focus on special topics (e.g...
  29. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 8
    Javier Crespo; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g. minorities, seniors, teens, veterans'groups, low income populations, etc.), focus on special topics (e.g...
  30. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 8
    Javier Crespo; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..g. minorities, seniors, teens, veterans[unreadable] groups, low income populations, etc.), focus on special topics (e.g...
  31. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 4
    HAMASU CLAIRE; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..g. minorities, seniors, teens, veterans'groups, low income populations, etc.), focus on special topics (e.g...
  32. The role of Fli1 in T cell function and the pathogenesis of lupus
    Tamara K Nowling; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..There are already thousands of veterans with lupus being cared for in the VA system...
  33. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 8
    Javier Crespo; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..g. minorities, seniors, teens, veterans'groups, low income populations, etc.), focus on special topics (e.g...
  34. Mechanisms of action of ghrelin in muscle and adipose tissue in cancer-related ca
    Jose 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 ..
  35. Genetics and Haloperidol Response
    Robert 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, ..
  36. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 6
    CATHY BURROUGHS; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g. minorities, seniors, teens, veterans'groups, low income populations, etc.), focus on special topics (e.g...
  37. 5-HT transporter function: Interaction of hormones and antidepressants
    Alan 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...
  38. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 6
    CATHY BURROUGHS; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..g. minorities, seniors, teens, veterans'groups, low income populations, etc.), focus on special topics (e.g...
  39. Statin modulation of immunotherapy for Alzheimer disease
    Jun Tan; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Thus this disease is a clear healthcare problem for both veterans and all individuals living past the age of 60...
  40. Nanoparticle Coupled Antioxidants for Respiratory Illness in Veterans
    RODNEY JON SCHLOSSER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Respiratory illnesses affect over two-thirds of Veterans deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan...
  41. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 5
    MICHELLE MALIZIA; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..g. minorities, seniors, teens, veterans[unreadable] groups, low income populations, etc.), focus on special topics (e.g...
  42. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 5
    MICHELLE MALIZIA; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..g. minorities, seniors, teens, veterans'groups, low income populations, etc.), focus on special topics (e.g...
  43. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 5
    MICHELLE MALIZIA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g. minorities, seniors, teens, veterans'groups, low income populations, etc.), focus on special topics (e.g...
  44. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 6
    CATHY BURROUGHS; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..g. minorities, seniors, teens, veterans[unreadable] groups, low income populations, etc.), focus on special topics (e.g...
  45. Genistein, microRNAs and kidney cancer
    Rajvir 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...
  46. Mechanism of Bladder Overactivity in Pelvic Ischemia
    Kazem 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...
  47. Neuroprotection and Myelin Repair Mechanisms in Multiple Sclerosis
    Inderjit 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 ..
  48. Role of CD44 in experimental Multiple Sclerosis
    Mitzi Nagarkatti; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..There are over 28,000 veterans currently diagnosed with MS...
  49. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 7
    Julie Kwan; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..g. minorities, seniors, teens, veterans'groups, low income populations, etc.), focus on special topics (e.g...
  50. Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Density and Veteran Cigarette Smokers
    Arthur 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)...
  51. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 7
    Julie Kwan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g. minorities, seniors, teens, veterans'groups, low income populations, etc.), focus on special topics (e.g...
  52. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 7
    Julie Kwan; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..g. minorities, seniors, teens, veterans[unreadable] groups, low income populations, etc.), focus on special topics (e.g...
  53. Phage Display for Improved Peptide-based Tumor Targeting and Imaging Agents
    Susan L Deutscher; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (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...
  54. Enzymatic Regulation of S-Glutathionylation : Role in Apoptosis and Disease
    John 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 ..
  55. Human neutrophils, phospholipase A2 and S.aureus: microbial targets and responses
    William M Nauseef; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: SA infections occur commonly in Veterans, both in outpatients as well as hospitalized patients...
  56. Adenosine and the Basal Forebrain in the Control of Behavioral State
    Robert 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...
  57. Cellular Signaling in Alcoholism
    Subhash C Pandey; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..b>Veterans suffering from anxiety disorders alone or in combination with post traumatic stress disorder are more prone to ..
  58. Pathogenesis of the Metabolic Syndrome
    W 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...
  59. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 1
    BARBARA EPSTEIN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g. minorities, seniors, teens, veterans'groups, low income populations, etc.), focus on special topics (e.g...
  60. DNA Methylation in Ethanol Drinking Behavior
    David P Gavin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Alcohol abuse disorders are highly prevalent particularly in military combat veterans, with yet to be fully elucidated molecular biological underpinnings...
  61. Biology of IGFs in Bone
    Thomas 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 ..
  62. ER stress: role in myocyte apoptosis and myocardial remodeling
    Krishna Singh; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (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...
  63. The Prevalence of Blood Pressure Abnormalities among Veterans with SCI
    Jill Wecht; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..e., d 110/70 mmHg) was reported to be 16% among a large cohort of veterans with SCI (13)...
  64. Combining Imaging and Modeling in Osteoporosis Fracture Risk Assessment
    GARY 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...
  65. 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...
  66. Safety signal learning in Rhesus monkeys following early life stressChallenge Ar
    MICHAEL 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...
  67. Bladder Voiding via Pudendal Nerve Block
    KENNETH GUSTAFSON; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..this project will take an important step towards translating our recent advances discovered in animal models to veterans with SCI...
  68. Targeting Muller Cells to Treat Optic Nerve Injury
    Sherry Ball; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Ball, PhD Objectives: A substantial proportion of returning veterans diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) also exhibit visual deficits...
  69. MULTIDIMENSIONAL HORMONAL ASSESSMENT OF PTSD
    Sheila 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 ..
  70. Pilot Study: Self Management Groups for Veterans with Dual Sensory Loss
    MITCHEL 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 ..
  71. Predicting Skeletal Stability of Endoprostheses for Above Elbow Amputees
    Kent 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 ..
  72. Telehealth Tinnitus Intervention for Patients with TBI
    JAMES A contact HENRY; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Tinnitus management for Veterans and military personnel with TBI has become a critical concern...
  73. Evaluation of Approaches to Auditory Rehabilitation for Mild TBI
    Gabrielle 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...
  74. Impact of PTSD on Bone Formation
    Subburaman 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 ..
  75. Extinction of Fear Memories with Glucocorticoids in Veterans with PTSD
    Alina 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...
  76. Exercise-Facilitated NeuroRehabilitation in Diabetic Neuropathy
    EVAN STUBBS; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..and aerobic exercise training program on the rehabilitation of peripheral nerve function in type 2 diabetic veterans with neuropathy...
  77. Biologic scaffold prostheses to enhance meniscus repair
    JOE 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...
  78. Vestibular Consequences of Blast-related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
    FAITH 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 ..
  79. Determinants of Word Recognition Speed in Older Listeners
    Frederick 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...
  80. Pulmonary Biomarkers of Inflammation in Chronic Tetraplegia
    Miroslav Radulovic; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The Mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs is to provide optimal clinical care for all patients...
  81. VA Low Vision Intervention Trial (LOVIT) II
    Joan Stelmack; Fiscal Year: 2009
    DESCRIPTION (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...
  82. Remediation of Working Memory in Schizophrenia
    Tasha 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) ..
  83. TRAJECTORY OF RECOVERY OF LIFE-SPACE MOBILITY AFTER HOSPITALIZATION
    Cynthia 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 ..
  84. Executive Functioning in OEF/OIF Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury
    Juliana 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 ..