united states department of veterans affairs

Summary

Summary: A division of the Executive Branch of the United States government concerned with overall planning, promoting, and administering programs pertaining to veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was established March 15, 1989 as a Cabinet-level position.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Effect of the transformation of the Veterans Affairs Health Care System on the quality of care
    Ashish K Jha
    Office of Quality and Performance, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:2218-27. 2003
  2. pmc The role of formative evaluation in implementation research and the QUERI experience
    Cheryl B Stetler
    J Gen Intern Med 21:S1-8. 2006
  3. 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
  4. pmc Effectiveness-implementation hybrid designs: combining elements of clinical effectiveness and implementation research to enhance public health impact
    Geoffrey M Curran
    Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, and Department of Psychiatry, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
    Med Care 50:217-26. 2012
  5. ncbi Prevalence and costs of chronic conditions in the VA health care system
    Wei Yu
    VA HSR and D Health Economics Resource Center, Center for Health Policy, Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 60:146S-167S. 2003
  6. pmc Exploring barriers and facilitators to the use of computerized clinical reminders
    Jason J Saleem
    VA GAPS Center, Cincinnati VAMC, 3200 Vine Street, MDP 111, Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 12:438-47. 2005
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. pmc Access to care for women veterans: delayed healthcare and unmet need
    Donna L Washington
    VA Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence, Sepulveda, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:655-61. 2011
  10. ncbi Depression and other mental health diagnoses increase mortality risk after ischemic stroke
    Linda S Williams
    Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:1090-5. 2004

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  1. ncbi Effect of the transformation of the Veterans Affairs Health Care System on the quality of care
    Ashish K Jha
    Office of Quality and Performance, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:2218-27. 2003
    ..We sought to determine the subsequent change in the quality of health care and to compare the quality with that of the Medicare fee-for-service program...
  2. pmc The role of formative evaluation in implementation research and the QUERI experience
    Cheryl B Stetler
    J Gen Intern Med 21:S1-8. 2006
    ..This article also provides methodologic details and highlights challenges encountered in actualizing formative evaluation within implementation research...
  3. 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...
  4. pmc Effectiveness-implementation hybrid designs: combining elements of clinical effectiveness and implementation research to enhance public health impact
    Geoffrey M Curran
    Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, and Department of Psychiatry, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
    Med Care 50:217-26. 2012
    ..This study proposes a "hybrid effectiveness-implementation" typology, describes a rationale for their use, outlines the design decisions that must be faced, and provides several real-world examples...
  5. ncbi Prevalence and costs of chronic conditions in the VA health care system
    Wei Yu
    VA HSR and D Health Economics Resource Center, Center for Health Policy, Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 60:146S-167S. 2003
    ..2 million) of VA health care users had 3 or more of the 29 chronic conditions. These individuals accounted for 73 percent of the total cost. Overall, VA health care users have more chronic diseases than the general population...
  6. pmc Exploring barriers and facilitators to the use of computerized clinical reminders
    Jason J Saleem
    VA GAPS Center, Cincinnati VAMC, 3200 Vine Street, MDP 111, Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 12:438-47. 2005
    ..However, since clinician adherence to CR recommendations is quite variable and declines over time, we conducted observations to determine barriers and facilitators to the effective use of CRs...
  7. 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
    ..Adoption of these additional databases would enhance the value and generalizability of a wide range of studies of both male and female veterans...
  8. 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
    ..We evaluated associations between these sociodemographic and service characteristics and depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnoses...
  9. pmc Access to care for women veterans: delayed healthcare and unmet need
    Donna L Washington
    VA Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence, Sepulveda, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:655-61. 2011
    ..Eliminating access disparities requires a better understanding of the barriers to care that women veterans' experience...
  10. ncbi Depression and other mental health diagnoses increase mortality risk after ischemic stroke
    Linda S Williams
    Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:1090-5. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of poststroke depression and other mental health diagnoses on mortality after ischemic stroke...
  11. ncbi Accuracy of Veterans Administration databases for a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis
    Jasvinder A Singh
    Minneapolis VA Medical Center and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55417, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 51:952-7. 2004
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  12. 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...
  13. 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
    ..Sexual trauma is an important postdeployment mental health issue in this population...
  14. ncbi Ascertainment of colonoscopy indication using administrative data
    Deborah A Fisher
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 55:1721-5. 2010
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  15. pmc Assessing appropriateness of lipid management among patients with diabetes mellitus: moving from target to treatment
    Ashley J Beard
    Center for Clinical Management Research, Department of Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 6:66-74. 2013
    ..We developed a clinical action performance measure for lipid management in patients with diabetes mellitus that is designed to encourage appropriate treatment with moderate-dose statins while minimizing overtreatment...
  16. ncbi Extreme makeover: Transformation of the veterans health care system
    Kenneth W Kizer
    Kizer and Associates, LLC, Rocklin, California 95677, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 30:313-39. 2009
    ..VA health care is now considered among the best in America, and the VA transformation is viewed as a model for health care reform...
  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
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the organizational factors that aided or inhibited the implementation of MOVE! in 10 VHA medical facilities...
  18. ncbi Collaborative care for chronic pain in primary care: a cluster randomized trial
    Steven K Dobscha
    Portland Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders, Portland, OR, USA
    JAMA 301:1242-52. 2009
    ..Chronic pain is common in primary care patients and is associated with distress, disability, and increased health care use...
  19. pmc Improving HIV screening and receipt of results by nurse-initiated streamlined counseling and rapid testing
    Henry D Anaya
    Center for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:800-7. 2008
    ..HIV rapid testing is effective in many healthcare settings, but scant research has been done within primary care settings or within the US Department of Veteran's Affairs Healthcare System...
  20. ncbi Accuracy of computerized outpatient diagnoses in a Veterans Affairs general medicine clinic
    Herbert C Szeto
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, CA 94304, USA
    Am J Manag Care 8:37-43. 2002
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  21. ncbi VistA--U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs national-scale HIS
    Steven H Brown
    Department of Veterans Affairs, and Vanderbilt University, USA
    Int J Med Inform 69:135-56. 2003
    ..In this paper, we present an historical overview of VistA's development, describe its current functionality, and discuss its emergence as a national-scale hospital information system...
  22. ncbi Prevalence and trends of benzodiazepine use among Veterans Affairs patients with posttraumatic stress disorder, 2003-2010
    Eric J Hawkins
    Health Services Research and Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 124:154-61. 2012
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  23. ncbi Trends and cardiovascular co-morbidities of COPD patients in the Veterans Administration Medical System, 1991-1999
    Douglas W Mapel
    Lovelace Clinic Foundation, 2309 Renard Place SE, Suite 103, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106, USA
    COPD 2:35-41. 2005
    ..We conclude that CV diseases are remarkably prevalent among Veterans with COPD, and their incidence is likely to increase as the Veteran population ages...
  24. pmc Making performance indicators work: experiences of US Veterans Health Administration
    Eve A Kerr
    Center for Practice Management Research, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, PO Box 130170, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, USA
    BMJ 335:971-3. 2007
  25. pmc The Veterans Health Administration and military sexual trauma
    Rachel Kimerling
    Veterans Administration Health Care System, Palo Alto, Calif, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:2160-6. 2007
    ..We examined the utility of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) universal screening program for military sexual violence...
  26. pmc Health care of homeless veterans
    THOMAS P O'TOOLE
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:929-33. 2003
    ..They were also significantly more likely to access shelter clinics compared with veterans without this need. Homeless veterans continue to have substantial health issues. Active outreach is needed for those lacking access to VA services...
  27. ncbi Behavioral risk factors and use of preventive services among veterans in Washington State
    Thomas Koepsell
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, U S Department of Veterans Affairs, VAPSHCS, Box 152E, 1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108 1597, USA
    Prev Med 35:557-62. 2002
    ..Little is known about the special preventive health needs of U.S. veterans and the 3.6 million users of VA health care...
  28. pmc Health services research
    Jonathan Lomas
    BMJ 327:1301-2. 2003
  29. pmc Method to develop health care peer groups for quality and financial comparisons across hospitals
    Margaret M Byrne
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:577-92. 2009
    ..To develop and explore the characteristics of a novel "nearest neighbor" methodology for creating peer groups for health care facilities...
  30. ncbi New women veterans in the VHA: a longitudinal profile
    Sarah A Friedman
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California 94025, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:S103-11. 2011
    ..We sought to describe sociodemographic characteristics, utilization, and retention of new and returning women VHA patients over a 7-year period...
  31. pmc Relationship between clinical conditions and use of Veterans Affairs health care among Medicare-enrolled veterans
    Laura A Petersen
    Department, of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, 2002 Holcombe Blvd Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:762-91. 2010
    ..To determine how reliance on Veterans Affairs (VA) for medical care among veterans enrolled in Medicare is affected by medical conditions, access, and patient characteristics...
  32. pmc Primary care practice organization influences colorectal cancer screening performance
    Elizabeth M Yano
    VA Greater Los Angeles HSR and D Center of Excellence, Sepulveda VA Ambulatory Care Center, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1130-49. 2007
    ..To identify primary care practice characteristics associated with colorectal cancer (CRC) screening performance, controlling for patient-level factors...
  33. ncbi A multilevel modelling approach to analysis of patient costs under managed care
    K Carey
    Management Science Group, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Bedford, MA, USA
    Health Econ 9:435-46. 2000
    ..Facilities more heavily penetrated by the managed care model may be more effective at controlling costs of their sicker patients...
  34. pmc Clinical practice guideline implementation strategy patterns in Veterans Affairs primary care clinics
    Sylvia J Hysong
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 152, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:84-103. 2007
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  35. pmc A systematic exploration of differences in contextual factors related to implementing the MOVE! weight management program in VA: a mixed methods study
    Laura J Damschroder
    Ann Arbor VA Center for Clinical Management Research, 2215 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:248. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to understand contextual factors that facilitated or impeded implementation of MOVE! in VA medical centers in the second year after its dissemination...
  36. ncbi Systematic review: comparison of the quality of medical care in Veterans Affairs and non-Veterans Affairs settings
    Amal N Trivedi
    Center on Systems, Outcomes and Quality in Chronic Disease and Rehabilitation SOQCR, Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, RI 02908, USA
    Med Care 49:76-88. 2011
    ..The Veterans Health Administration, the nation's largest integrated delivery system, launched an organizational transformation in the mid 1990 s to improve the quality of its care...
  37. ncbi Organizational contexts of primary care approaches for managing problem drinking
    Kathleen Schutte
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park Division MPD 152 795, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 36:435-45. 2009
    ..However, PC-based practices were found to take more responsibility for managing patients' chronic conditions and had more staff for decision support activities...
  38. ncbi Depression and anxiety in ambulatory patients with heart failure
    Jeffrey A Cully
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Psychosomatics 50:592-8. 2009
    ..Depression and anxiety are common in heart failure, but the prevalence, incidence, and relationship of these conditions to health service use and mortality remains uncertain...
  39. ncbi Integrating mental health into primary care within the Veterans Health Administration
    Edward P Post
    Veterans Affairs Central Office, Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Fam Syst Health 28:83-90. 2010
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  40. ncbi Bringing the war back home: mental health disorders among 103,788 US veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan seen at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities
    Karen H Seal
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:476-82. 2007
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  41. ncbi Utilization of VA and Medicare services by Medicare-eligible veterans: the impact of additional access points in a rural setting
    William Brinson Weeks
    Veterans Rural Health Initiative, Veterans Health Administration, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    J Healthc Manag 50:95-106; discussion 106-7. 2005
    ..Analyses of the efficiency of adding access points to healthcare systems should be conducted, with particular emphasis on examining the possibilities of encroachment, worsened coordination of care, and potential health services overuse...
  42. pmc Measurement in Veterans Affairs Health Services Research: veterans as a special population
    Robert O Morgan
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Holocombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1573-83. 2005
    ..To introduce this supplemental issue on measurement within health services research by using the population of U.S. veterans as an illustrative example of population and system influences on measurement quality...
  43. ncbi Financial incentives and accountability for integrated medical care in Department of Veterans Affairs mental health programs
    Amy M Kilbourne
    Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, Health Services Research and Development HSR and D, Department of Veterans Affairs VA Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:38-44. 2010
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  44. ncbi Identifying hypertension-related comorbidities from administrative data: what's the optimal approach?
    Ann M Borzecki
    Department of Health Services, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    Am J Med Qual 19:201-6. 2004
    ..Administrative data varied in its ability to identify all patients with a given diagnosis but identified accurately those without. The best strategy for case-finding required 2 diagnoses in a 2-year period...
  45. pmc Organizational cost of quality improvement for depression care
    Chuan Fen Liu
    Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, 1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:225-44. 2009
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  46. ncbi VHA enrollees' health care coverage and use of care
    Yujing Shen
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research CHQOER, Rutgers University, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 60:253-67. 2003
    ..The findings have important implications for quality of care and coordination of care...
  47. ncbi Mental disorders and quality of diabetes care in the veterans health administration
    Mayur M Desai
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1584-90. 2002
    ..The population of persons with mental disorders is potentially vulnerable to poor quality of medical care. This study examined the relationship between mental disorders and quality of diabetes care in a national sample of veterans...
  48. ncbi Telemedicine at the VA: VistA, MyHealtheVet, and other VA programs
    Alan Naditz
    Telemed J E Health 14:330-2. 2008
  49. ncbi Using evidence-based quality improvement methods for translating depression collaborative care research into practice
    Lisa V Rubenstein
    Department of Medicine and Health Services Research, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Fam Syst Health 28:91-113. 2010
    ..SITES: Three multistate administrative regions and seven of their medium-sized primary care practices...
  50. ncbi Evaluation of the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinics
    Michael K Chapko
    Health Services Research and Development, Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    Med Care 40:555-60. 2002
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  51. pmc Accuracy of Veterans Affairs databases for diagnoses of chronic diseases
    Jasvinder A Singh
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A126. 2009
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  52. ncbi Dissemination of evidence-based psychological treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder in the Veterans Health Administration
    Bradley E Karlin
    Office of Mental Health Services, VA Central Office, Washington, DC 20420, USA
    J Trauma Stress 23:663-73. 2010
    ..Key issues, lessons learned, and next steps for maximizing impact and sustainability are also addressed...
  53. pmc Embracing a health services research perspective on personal health records: lessons learned from the VA My HealtheVet system
    Kim M Nazi
    Veterans and Consumers Health Informatics Office, Office of Health Information, Veterans Health Administration, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:62-7. 2010
    ..The potential for PHRs to facilitate patient-centered care and health system transformation underscores the importance of embracing a broader perspective on PHR research...
  54. ncbi Medication adherence and persistence in the last year of life in COPD patients
    EunMi Jung
    Department of Pharmacy Administration, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Respir Med 103:525-34. 2009
    ..To examine medication adherence and persistence among COPD patients during their last year of life...
  55. ncbi Obesity and weight control practices in 2000 among veterans using VA facilities
    Anthea Wang
    Department of Social Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Obes Res 13:1405-11. 2005
    ..To examine obesity prevalence and weight control practices among veterans who use Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities (VA users)...
  56. ncbi Provider perspectives on rehabilitation of patients with polytrauma
    Greta Friedemann-Sanchez
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:171-8. 2008
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  57. pmc Use of preventive care by elderly male veterans receiving care through the Veterans Health Administration, Medicare fee-for-service, and Medicare HMO plans
    Salomeh Keyhani
    Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Targeted Research Enhancement Program, James J Peters Veterans Administration Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:2179-85. 2007
    ..We compared use of preventive care among veterans receiving care through the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) plans, and Medicare health maintenance organizations (HMOs)...
  58. ncbi The Veterans Affairs Healthcare System: A unique laboratory for observational and interventional research
    Amy C Justice
    Veterans Aging Cohort Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Med Care 44:S7-12. 2006
  59. ncbi Sexual assault in women veterans: an examination of PTSD risk, health care utilization, and cost of care
    Alina Suris
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Research Service, North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, Texas 75216, USA
    Psychosom Med 66:749-56. 2004
    ..It also examines the relationship of military sexual assault (MSA) to service utilization and health care costs among women who access services through Veterans Affairs (VA)...
  60. ncbi Using GIS in government: an overview of the VHA's Healthcare Atlas, FY-2000
    Diane Cowper
    VA HSR and D RR and D Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center of Excellence, Gainesville, Florida 32608, USA
    J Med Syst 28:257-69. 2004
    ..This product will enhance knowledge of VA's enrolled patient population and their healthcare needs, and provide background information that will improve the formulation of specific research questions to address those needs...
  61. ncbi VA emergency health care for women: condition--critical or stable?
    Donna L Washington
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California 90073, USA
    Womens Health Issues 16:133-8. 2006
    ..However, the challenge of providing comprehensive care to a group that is an extreme minority within VA may still leave gaps in the delivery of necessary health care services...
  62. pmc Patient satisfaction of female and male users of Veterans Health Administration services
    Steven M Wright
    The Office of Quality and Performance, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:S26-32. 2006
    ..To compare patient satisfaction of male and female users of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) services...
  63. ncbi If substance use disorder treatment more than offsets its costs, why don't more medical centers want to provide it? A budget impact analysis in the Veterans Health Administration
    Keith Humphreys
    Veterans Affairs and Stanford University Medical Centers, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 41:243-51. 2011
    ..Health care system managers may not be influenced by research suggesting that the costs of SUD treatment are more than fully offset because they bear the cost of providing treatment while the savings largely accrue to other systems...
  64. ncbi Military sexual trauma and patient perceptions of Veteran Health Administration health care quality
    Rachel Kimerling
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:S145-51. 2011
    ..We examined the association of military sexual trauma (MST) with patient satisfaction with VHA outpatient care among men and women...
  65. ncbi VHA mental health information system: applying health information technology to monitor and facilitate implementation of VHA Uniform Mental Health Services Handbook requirements
    Jodie A Trafton
    Program Evaluation and Resource Center, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    Med Care 51:S29-36. 2013
    ..To describe the design and deployment of health information technology to support implementation of mental health services policy requirements in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)...
  66. ncbi Intensity and duration of obesity-related counseling: association with 5-Year BMI trends among obese primary care patients
    Polly H Noel
    VERDICT South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:773-82. 2012
    ..Enhanced efforts are needed to detect and combat increasing weight trajectories among veterans who are already obese, especially among those aged 18-35 who are at greatest risk...
  67. ncbi Computerized medical records in the Department of Veterans Affairs
    R D Fletcher
    VA Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Cancer 91:1603-6. 2001
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  68. pmc Use of outpatient care in Veterans Health Administration and Medicare among veterans receiving primary care in community-based and hospital outpatient clinics
    Chuan Fen Liu
    Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, Department of Veterans Affairs, HSR and D, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:1268-86. 2010
    ..To examine differences in use of Veterans Health Administration (VA) and Medicare outpatient services by VA primary care patients...
  69. pmc Unintended consequences of implementing a national performance measurement system into local practice
    Adam A Powell
    Core Research Investigator, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research CCDOR, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:405-12. 2012
    ..To optimize PM systems, a better understanding is needed of the types of negative unintended consequences that occur and of their causal antecedents...
  70. ncbi St. Louis Initiative for Integrated Care Excellence (SLI(2)CE): integrated-collaborative care on a large scale model
    Peter A Brawer
    Department of Mental Health, St Louis VA Medical Center, St Louis, MO, USA
    Fam Syst Health 28:175-87. 2010
    ..Integrated-collaborative care offers unique advantages to the traditional view and practice of medical care. Through careful implementation and practice, success is possible on a large scale model...
  71. ncbi Are VHA administrative location codes valid indicators of specialty substance use disorder treatment?
    Alex H S Harris
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System Center for Health Care Evaluation MC152, 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 47:699-708. 2010
    ..These results provide validity evidence and caveats to researchers and VHA quality managers who might use SUD specialty location codes as indicators of SUD specialty care...
  72. pmc Positive predictive value of the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction in an administrative database
    L A Petersen
    Center for the Study of Practice Patterns in Acute Myocardial Infarction, Health Services Research and Development, Roxbury VA Medical Center, Boston, Mass, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 14:555-8. 1999
    ..CONCLUSIONS: The positive predictive value of acute myocardial infarction and related procedure coding is comparable to or better than previously reported observations of administrative databases...
  73. ncbi Declining benzodiazepine use in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder
    Brian C Lund
    Center for Comprehensive Access and Delivery Research and Evaluation, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Iowa City, IA 52246, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 73:292-6. 2012
    ..We examined recent trends in benzodiazepine prescribing among veterans with PTSD in terms of frequency of use, duration of use, and dose...
  74. ncbi Patient-provider secure messaging in VA: variations in adoption and association with urgent care utilization
    Stephanie L Shimada
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Med Care 51:S21-8. 2013
    ..This disruptive technology has the potential to support continuous, coordinated quality care, but limited evidence supports this connection...
  75. ncbi Implementation of primary care-mental health integration services in the Veterans Health Administration: program activity and associations with engagement in specialty mental health services
    Laura O Wray
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Integrated Healthcare, VAWNYHS 116 N, 3495 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14215, USA
    J Clin Psychol Med Settings 19:105-16. 2012
    ..Implementation of VHA PC-MHI services is progressing with new technical assistance strategies being deployed...
  76. ncbi Integrating mental health and primary care services in the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system
    Antonette M Zeiss
    Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office, Washington, DC, USA
    J Clin Psychol Med Settings 15:73-8. 2008
    ..Psychology plays an important role in this progress, as part of an overall interdisciplinary effort, in which all professions are crucially important and work together to promote the overall well-being of patients...
  77. ncbi Care coordination and telehealth technology in promoting self-management among chronically ill patients
    Amelia M Joseph
    Veterans Integrated Services Network VISN 7, Department of Veterans Affairs, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Telemed J E Health 12:156-9. 2006
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  78. pmc Dual use of Medicare and the Veterans Health Administration: are there adverse health outcomes?
    Fredric D Wolinsky
    Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice, Iowa City Health Care System, 601 Highway 6 West, Iowa City, IA52246, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:131. 2006
    ..This article examines whether an indirect measure of dual use based on inpatient services is associated with increased mortality risk...
  79. ncbi Comparing VA and private sector healthcare costs for end-stage renal disease
    Denise M Hynes
    Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Edward Hines, Jr Veterans Affairs VA Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA
    Med Care 50:161-70. 2012
    ..Using a societal perspective, we examined healthcare costs and health outcomes for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) ESRD patients comparing those who received hemodialysis care at VA versus private sector facilities...
  80. ncbi CKD screening and management in the Veterans Health Administration: the impact of system organization and an innovative electronic record
    Thakor G Patel
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 53:S78-85. 2009
    ..The lessons learned and applicability to the private sector are discussed...
  81. pmc Use of VA and Medicare services by dually eligible veterans with psychiatric problems
    Kathleen Carey
    VA Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research and, Boston University School of Public Health, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1164-83. 2008
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  82. ncbi Primary care-mental health integration in healthcare in the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Andrew S Pomerantz
    White River Junction VA Medical Center, VT, USA
    Fam Syst Health 28:78-82. 2010
    ..These efforts could represent a national model of PC-MHI implementation for health care systems throughout the U.S...
  83. pmc The Veterans Health Administration: an American success story?
    Adam Oliver
    London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, United Kingdom
    Milbank Q 85:5-35. 2007
    ..Nonetheless, the apparent turnaround in the VHA's performance offers encouragement that health care that is both financed and provided by the public sector can be an effective organizational form...
  84. ncbi Addressing physician concerns about performance profiling: experience with a local Veterans Affairs quality evaluation program
    Sony Ta
    UCLA Department of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Med Qual 24:123-31. 2009
    ..Risk adjustment did not substantially change performance. The addition of clinically relevant quality measures and simple statistics appeared to enhance the characterization of performance by this profiling program...
  85. pmc Health care expenditures for urban and rural veterans in Veterans Health Administration care
    Alan N West
    Veterans Rural Health Resource Center Eastern Region, White River Junction, VT, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:1718-34. 2009
    ..To compare Veterans Health Administration (VA) patients, non-VA-using veterans, and nonveterans, separated by urban/rural residence and age group, on their use of major categories of medical care and payment sources...
  86. ncbi Assessing the institutional approach to implementing smoking cessation practice guidelines in veterans health administration facilities
    Scott E Sherman
    Veterans Administration Health Services Research and Development, Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    Mil Med 171:80-7. 2006
    ..Future research should evaluate whether this approach provides adequate access and responsiveness to patient preferences for the full population of smokers in primary care...
  87. ncbi Reliance on Veterans Affairs outpatient care by Medicare-eligible veterans
    Chuan Fen Liu
    Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 98101, USA
    Med Care 49:911-7. 2011
    ..To examine longitudinal changes in Medicare-eligible veterans' reliance on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system for primary and specialty care over 4 years...
  88. ncbi The description and evaluation of the implementation of an integrated healthcare model
    Jennifer S Funderburk
    VA Center for Integrated Healthcare, Syracuse, NY, USA
    Fam Syst Health 28:146-60. 2010
    ..Both studies illustrate a useful method for evaluating the practical implementation of integrated health care models...
  89. ncbi The war-related illness and injury study centers: a resource for deployment-related health concerns
    Andrew E Lincoln
    War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 50 Irving Street, NW, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    Mil Med 171:577-85. 2006
    ..009) and use of rehabilitation therapies (1.6 additional visits, p = 0.018) followed the NRP referral. The small gain in mental function suggests that the NRP may benefit combat veterans with long and complex medical histories...
  90. ncbi Access to kidney transplantation among patients insured by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
    John S Gill
    Division of Nephrology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Am Soc Nephrol 18:2592-9. 2007
    ..We conclude that VA-insured patients are less likely to receive transplants than privately insured patients, and that further studies are needed to identify the reasons for this disparity...
  91. ncbi Are psychiatric disorders independent risk factors for new-onset epilepsy in older individuals?
    Alan B Ettinger
    Neurological Surgery, P C, Lake Success, NY 11042, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 17:70-4. 2010
    ..However, in the final model, only psychosis (OR=1.4, CI 1.2-1.6) was significantly associated with epilepsy when controlling for neurological disorders and psychiatric conditions (e.g., stroke, dementia, brain tumor, head injury)...
  92. ncbi Factors determining medical students' and residents' satisfaction during VA-based training: findings from the VA Learners' Perceptions Survey
    Grant W Cannon
    George E Wahlen VA Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84148, USA
    Acad Med 83:611-20. 2008
    ..To compare medical students' and physician residents' satisfaction with Veterans Affairs (VA) training to determine the factors that were most strongly associated with trainee satisfaction ratings...
  93. ncbi The Veterans Affairs Learners' Perceptions Survey: the foundation for educational quality improvement
    Sheri A Keitz
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Acad Med 78:910-7. 2003
    ..This study sought to establish a yearly quality indicator to identify and follow strengths and opportunities for improvement in VA clinical training programs...
  94. ncbi The Veterans Health Administration: quality, value, accountability, and information as transforming strategies for patient-centered care
    Jonathan B Perlin
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC 20420, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:828-36. 2004
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  95. 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...
  96. pmc Effectiveness of collaborative care depression treatment in Veterans' Affairs primary care
    Susan C Hedrick
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Wash 98108, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:9-16. 2003
    ..In CL care, study clinicians informed the primary care provider of the diagnosis and facilitated referrals to psychiatry residents practicing in the primary care clinic...
  97. ncbi Design of the cooperative study on glycemic control and complications in diabetes mellitus type 2: Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial
    Carlos Abraira
    VA Medical Center, Miami, FL 33125, USA
    J Diabetes Complications 17:314-22. 2003
    ..Recruitment is proceeding on schedule: the current mean HbA1c at entry is 9.4+/-1.6% and mean duration of diagnosed diabetes 11+/-8 years...
  98. ncbi Prevalence of dementia among Veterans Affairs medical care system users
    Laura L Krishnan
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 20:245-53. 2005
    ..Our objectives were to assess the prevalence of the dementia diagnosis among those treated at Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers and determine how it varies across race and Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN)...
  99. ncbi Improving performance through knowledge translation in the Veterans Health Administration
    Joseph Francis
    Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC, USA
    J Contin Educ Health Prof 26:63-71. 2006
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  100. ncbi Diabetes in nonveterans, veterans, and veterans receiving Department of Veterans Affairs health care
    Gayle E Reiber
    Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:B3-9. 2004
    ..To compare behavioral risk factors and health and disease characteristics among three groups of adults with diabetes: nonveterans, veterans not receiving Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care, and veterans using VA services...
  101. pmc Women and war. What physicians should know
    Maureen Murdoch
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:S5-10. 2006
    ..We then describe some of the medical and psychiatric conditions associated with military service...

Research Grants73

  1. Phage Display for Improved Peptide-based Tumor Targeting and Imaging Agents
    Susan L Deutscher; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This work is significant and relevant to the VA mission because the peptides discovered here may translate into novel prostate, breast, and ovarian cancer diagnostics and therapeutics for our veterans. ..
  2. Alcohol, Proteasome Dysfunction in Liver Injury
    Craig J McClain; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  3. Chronic stress mediates fat-related changes in insulin signaling and gut motility
    CHARALABOS contact POTHOULAKIS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Our study, using animal models of chronic psychological stress, proposes to fill this gap. ..
  4. The unique role of B-Raf in murine cardiac development and postnatal function
    Natasha N Chattergoon; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We will couple the results of B-Raf disruption to morphological, biochemical, and functional parameters of cardiac performance in the newborn and adult using echocardiographic measures. (End of Abstract) ..
  5. Arm Exercise versus Other Stress Test Modalities for Clinical Outcome Prediction
    WADE HAMPTON MARTIN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  6. Delivery issues in lung cancer CNS metastases
    Edward A Neuwelt; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We hypothesize that these approaches will lead to the development of a clinical trial of dynamic MRI and novel therapy that will translate into improved survival of VA patients with lung cancer brain metastases. ..
  7. Mechanisms for cell specific modulation of proliferation and migration
    Thomas S Monahan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Monahan is fortunate to be part of a larger vascular biology research team, whose support will contribute to his ability to achieve his long-term goal of performing clinically relevant, basic science research. ..
  8. PPAR gamma Agonists for Lung Cancer Chemoprevention
    Robert Keith; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Our results will lead to a better understanding of the early stages of lung cancer and may lead to future human chemoprevention trials. ..
  9. Integrating Perioperative Care into the Treatment of Hypertension
    ROBERT SCHONBERGER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  10. TBI epileptogenesis: pathologic hippocampal L-glut synaptic plasticity
    John T Slevin; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ....
  11. Nutrition, Inflammation and Insulin Resistance in End-Stage Renal Disease
    Talat Alp Ikizler; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..abstract_text> ..
  12. A national screening test for hearing, administered by telephone.
    Charles S Watson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  13. Wound EMR to Decrease Limb Amputations in Persons with Diabetes
    Harold Brem; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  14. Development of S-Nitrosothiol-based Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease
    Avtar K Singh; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  15. Barriers to Effective Tobacco Control Policy Implementation in the US Military
    Ruth E Malone; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  16. Telehealth-Enabled Ultrasound-Bioimpedance Viscoelastographic Edema Monitoring
    William F Weitzel; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This is important for a wide variety of clinical situations. Importantly, this proposal supports the Veterans Administration telehealth initiative and will improve the health of Veterans needing remote health monitoring. ..
  17. Genotyping and Phenotyping the Hepatitis C Drug Target NS5A
    ROBERT T STRIKER; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..This database will catalog VA strains of HCV that need to be targeted by antivirals like cyclophilin inhibitors as well as others that are currently being investigated mostly outside the VA. ..
  18. Selection of Therapeutic Agents for Articular Cartilage Repair
    Stephen B Trippel; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This research project is designed to determine which potential therapeutic agents are good candidates for articular cartilage gene therapy. ..
  19. Measurement-Based Telehealth Care of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
    JACOB T KEAN; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ....
  20. TRAINING IN GEOGRAPHIC MEDICINE AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
    JAMES WALTER KAZURA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  21. Clinical Research Center to Decrease Limb Amputation Rate in People with Diabetes
    Harold Brem; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  22. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (Main Institution)
    JOHN MUNN KIRKWOOD; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..UPCI is based in the hospitals of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). ..
  23. New Intramuscular Electrodes for Respiratory Pacing in SCI
    James S Walter; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Results of this study are expected to contribute to technology transfer of the new electrode for cervical-level SCI patient's respiratory care including Veterans Administration SCI patients. ..
  24. Fabrication and validation of implantable MRI markers for prostate cancer treatme
    Andrew Bright; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..MRI-based brachytherapy has the potential to cause a paradigm shift in treatment for the over 200,000 men in the US diagnosed annually with localized prostate cancer. ..
  25. Connect to Quit: Coordinated Care for Smoking Cessation among Low Income Veterans
    Hilary A Tindle; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  26. Modulation of junctional signaling by BVES in colorectal carcinoma
    Christopher S Williams; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..can biomarkers or signatures be identified that can serve as predictors or surrogates of therapeutic efficacy?". ..
  27. Identification of Prediabetes Genes by Expression Linkage Analysis
    Christopher P Jenkinson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..abstract_text> ..
  28. Coronary Dysregulation Associated with Obesity
    Christine L Oltman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..With the global increase in type II diabetes and onset of obesity increasing in younger populations, the burden to deliver health care to these individuals will continue to increase. ..
  29. Adipose Stromal Cells and Vasculogenesis: Tissue Perfusion and Islet Survival
    KEITH LEONARD MARCH; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Successful work to treat diabetes and diabetic vascular disease will markedly improve the effectiveness, and may indeed decrease longterm costs of healthcare in the Veterans Administration system. ..
  30. Quantitation and Genotyping of HCV RNA by Time Resolved Lanthanide Luminescence
    Andrew M Arsham; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The assay runs in a single-use enclosed cartridge based on the Applicant Organization's monolithic slit capillary array fluidic microactuator (mSCAFA) technology. ..
  31. CANCER CENTER SUPPORT GRANT
    Jennifer A Pietenpol; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..abstract_text> ..
  32. Marijuana use, problems, and cannabis use disorders in OIF/OEF/OND veterans
    Jane Metrik; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  33. Arizona Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics
    Raymond L Woosley; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The AzCERT will leverage the federal funding for this grant through partnerships that extend our reach and our ability to improve health outcomes for patients. ..
  34. Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative of Cleveland
    Pamela B Davis; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We will also develop more facile means for Translation 1...
  35. Predicting Skeletal Stability of Endoprostheses for Above Elbow Amputees
    Kent N Bachus; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Fundamentals from this project will allow for a thorough extension of the strategy to future endoprostheses. ) ) ..
  36. Cohort study of mortality and morbidity in transgender persons
    Michael Goodman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Another distinguishing feature of this project is that it will lay foundation for future full-scale studies that will use nationwide data sources. ..
  37. Citalopram Effects on Craving and Dopamine Receptor Availability in Alcoholics
    Todd Zorick; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Subsequently, participants will undergo [18F]fallypride PET scanning (~90 min) to assess striatal D2/3 receptor availability. After completion of both infusions and PET scans, participants will be discharged from the study. ..
  38. Statins and prostate cancer recurrence
    Sheila A Weinmann; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Because statins are already in use, new findings about their role in cancer could translate quickly into practice. ..
  39. Determinants of fall-related bleeding among older adults with atrial fibrillation
    John A Dodson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Dring the award period, the applicant will also pursue coursework in biostatistics and epidemiology that will be applied towards an MPH degree. ..
  40. A Predictive Prognostic Model for Glioblastoma Multiforme
    Alex Bui; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The ultimate result of this endeavor will be a set of tools and well-validated disease model to provide more tailored information and guidance to physicians about GBM patient outcomes. ..
  41. PORTLAND AREA COMMUNICATION RESEARCH CORE CENTER
    PETER GORDON BARR-GILLESPIE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Support for an Administrative Shell is also requested. Support of the Core Center will facilitate increased efficiency, broader collaborations, and novel approaches in NIDCD-funded research projects. ..
  42. Driving with Central Visual Field Loss: Attention, Search and Detection
    ALEXANDRA RAE BOWERS; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..abstract_text> ..
  43. Alcohol SBIRT Implementation in an HMO: Non-Physician Providers vs. Physicians
    JENNIFER RENE MERTENS; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This study aims to learn how to increase use of screening and brief intervention by primary care settings, so that U.S. primary care patients may benefit from this preventive practice. ..
  44. Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative of Cleveland
    Pamela B Davis; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..abstract_text> ..
  45. Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative of Cleveland
    Pamela B Davis; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..abstract_text> ..
  46. Cerebral arteriole structure/function in diabetic ischemic brain injury
    Adviye Ergul; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..responsible for disruption of vascular integrity in diabetes will advance disease treatment by retarding the progression, delaying the onset, or even possibly preventing cerebrovascular disease and stroke in diabetes ..
  47. Los Angeles Area Health Service Research Training Program
    Thomas H Rice; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  48. Hepatitis C Antiviral Treatment Rates: Understanding Racial Disparities
    Susan L Zickmund; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Qualitative methods will be used to code and analyze the clinical encounter audio recordings, the patient and the provider interviews. ..
  49. Data Coordinating Center For The Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network
    Lemuel A Moye; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The DCC will also strive to identify opportunities for expanded growth and collaboration with other Networks, industry partners, and other respected Investigators in the field of cell therapy. ..
  50. ACADEMIC TRAINING IN TRAUMA AND BURNS
    David M Young; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..In addition, San Francisco General Hospital has an extensive trauma practice and experience and an active 16 bed Intensive Care Unit. The Parnassus site and SFGH have Clinical Study Centers. ..
  51. Training grant in Rheumatic Diseases
    GARY STEVEN FIRESTEIN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The first two hospitals have, in addition, a Clinical Research Center for hospitalization of patients participating in investigational programs. ..
  52. "Drug Induced Liver Injury Network"
    TIMOTHY JAMES DAVERN; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..We have a well-organized, multi-disciplinary group of physicians, scientists, and research nurses who are dedicated to the success of this Clinical Center and the overall DILIN effort. ..
  53. Novel EP receptor antagonists for the treatment of hypertension and of diabetes
    Richard M Breyer; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  54. Rheumatic Diseases Research Training Grant
    Robert A Terkeltaub; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  55. Improving Outcomes for Homeless Veterans with Peer Support
    Marsha Langer Ellison; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Our data analysis strategy will be to use a repeated-measures model to test for the significance of the treatment-by-time interaction while accounting for the clustered design of case manager within site. ..
  56. CANCER CENTER SUPPORT GRANT
    Dan Theodorescu; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Additional clinical and research facilities in construction, will allow us to mainain our upward research and clinical growth trajectory. ..
  57. Improving Medication Therapy for Older Patients with Common Co-morbidities
    Janice B Schwartz; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Better understanding of current medication problems and development of improved medication therapy regimens could greatly benefit the vast majority of older people, or others, with multiple medical problems. ..
  58. Glucocorticoid Regimens and Cardiovascular Risk
    Steven C Vlad; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..CHQOER has established itself as an important site of research into veterans'health. Both sites have valuable resources including space, equipment, and knowledgable faculty to help me achieve my goals. ..
  59. Influence of Nicotine on Positive and Negative Affect in Smokers with PTSD
    JESSICA MEGAN COOK; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..RELEVANCE: Cigarette smoking is the number one avoidable cause of death and disability. It is estimated that PTSD affects 2.6 million Americans, and that 1.6 million of these patients are smokers. ..
  60. Alimentary Tract Lipid and Disease
    Richard S Blumberg; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This program, with its long tradition of training academic leaders, allows for broad training in the basic and clinical sciences, thus allowing optimal development of the particular strengths and interests of individual trainees. ..
  61. University of Utah Biomedical Informatics Training Grant
    John F Hurdle; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Our projected complement of trainees includes the standard nine pre- doctoral and six post-doctoral positions, as well as two annual short-term diversity positions, one pre- and one post-doctoral. ..
  62. Clinical Communication Following a Decision Aid
    Margaret M Holmes-Rovner; Fiscal Year: 2012
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  63. EMOTIONAL CONTROL OF SEDATIVE SELF-MEDICATION IN PTSD
    JOHN CASADA; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..More importantly, the data also will provide practical information for the clinical treatment of PTSD patients and others with anxiety who may be at risk for abusing prescription anxiolytics or alcohol. ..
  64. MARYLAND SPECIAL POPULATIONS CANCER NETWORK
    Claudia Baquet; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..the development of funded research studies; 4.) the increased numbers of minorities selecting cancer research careers; and 5.) the long-term sustainability of the Network after the grant period. ..
  65. National EMS Patient Safety Reporting System
    ROLLIN FAIRBANKS; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The resulting database will allow researchers to gain a better understanding of the nature of medical error in EMS, and thus design interventions and system changes to minimize adverse events as a result of these errors. ..
  66. PROJECT INFORM - INFORMATION FOR RURAL MEDICINE PHASE 2
    MARY PUNG; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..e., home pages) to support and promote information technologies and continuing education opportunities; and 5) to train site contacts and health care professionals both on-site and via distance education technologies...
  67. HEALING DECUBITUS ULCERS WITH TENS
    Rita Frantz; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..Within treatment groups, patient and ulcer condition variables will be correlated with differences in measures of rate of healing...
  68. CYTOMATION MOFLO MLS FLOW CYTOMETER
    Michael Axthelm; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..The ORPRC will share in the cost of purchasing the MoFlo, provide for a flow cytometer operator and purchase an annual maintenance agreement to maintain the instrument at peak efficiency. ..
  69. Primary Care Colorectal Ca Screening Surveillance System
    Richard Hoffman; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  70. Organizations, Work Environment, and Quality of Care
    Nicholas Warren; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The study will use results to develop site-specific intervention strategies and to disseminate this information to a wider audience. ..
  71. CLINICAL LEFT VENTRICULAR BYPASS STUDIES
    WILLIAM BERNHARD; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..They will include those who cannot be adequately resuscitated at the end of a cardiac surgical operation, and others who develop cardiogenic shock within 72 hours following an uncomplicated cardiac surgical procedure. ..
  72. CHILD HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER
    Ron Rosenfeld; Fiscal Year: 2000
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  73. POPULATION-BASED STUDY OF U S HIP FRACTURES
    Alfred Rimm; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..In addition, the description of the variation in person, place, and time may aid researchers in developing new hypotheses for the etiology of hip fractures...