Recent Scholarly Publications

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Sourcebook Volume 1–Women Veterans in the Veterans Health Administration: Sociodemographic Characteristics and Use of VHA Care

December 2011

The Sourcebook is the result of ongoing Veterans Health Administration (VHA) efforts aimed at understanding the effects of military service on women’s lives.

Diabetes Mellitus and Tuberculosis in Countries with High Tuberculosis Burdens: Individual Risks and Social Determinants

January 2011

Background A growing body of evidence supports the role of type 2 diabetes as an individual-level risk factor for tuberculosis (TB), though evidence from developing countries with the highest TB...

No follow-up after positive newborn screening: Medical neglect?

December 2010

Abstract The current study examined medical professionals' behaviors related to reporting medical neglect when a family is noncompliant with follow-up services after a positive newborn...

Scaling Up Circumcision Programs in Southern Africa: The Potential Impact of Gender Disparities and Changes in Condom Use Behaviors on Heterosexual HIV Transmission

September 2010

Circumcision significantly reduces female-to-male transmission of HIV infection, but changes in behavior may influence the overall impact on transmission.

Effects of Externally Rated Job Demand and Control on Depression Diagnosis Claims in an Industrial Cohort

December 2009

This study examined whether externally rated job demand and control were associated with depression diagnosis claims in a heavy industrial cohort.

Associations Between Intensity of Child Welfare Involvement and Child Development among Young Children in Child Welfare

September 2009

OBJECTIVE: To examine developmental and behavioral status of children in child welfare (CW) over time, by intensity of CW involvement using a national probability sample.

Use of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators for Primary Prevention in the Community: Do Women and Men Equally Meet Trial Enrollment Criteria?

August 2009

Background Fewer women than men undergo implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation for the primary prevention of sudden cardiac death.

Gender Differences in Procedure-related Adverse Events in Patients Receiving Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator Therapy

March 2009

BACKGROUND: Women are at higher risk than men for adverse events with certain invasive cardiac procedures.

Simple counts of ADL dependencies do not adequately reflect older adults' preferences toward states of functional impairment.

December 2008

OBJECTIVE: To use unweighted counts of dependencies in activities of daily living (ADLs) to assess the impact of functional impairment requires an assumption of equal preferences for each ADL...

Violence Perpetration and Childhood Abuse Among Men and Women in Substance Abuse Treatment

January 2008

Despite an association between violence perpetration and substance use, the characteristics associated with violence among patients in treatment for substance use disorders (SUDs) are not well...

Predicting the Impact of a Partially Effective HIV Vaccine and Subsequent Risk Behavior Change on the Heterosexual HIV Epidemic in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A South African Example

December 2007

We developed a mathematical model to simulate the impact of various partially effective preventive HIV vaccination scenarios in a population at high risk for heterosexually transmitted HIV.

Gender Difference in Hospital Mortality and Use of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Acute Myocardial Infarction: Microsimulation Analysis of the 1999 Nationwide French Hospitals Database

December 2007

Background: Women with acute myocardial infarction have a higher hospital mortality rate than men.

The Veterans Health Administration and Military Sexual Trauma

December 2007

Objectives: We examined the utility of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) universal screening program for military sexual violence.

Gender and Use of Care: Planning for Tomorrow's Veterans Health Administration

October 2007

Background: Historically, men have been the predominant users of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) care.

Ventral Striatal Hyporesponsiveness During Reward Anticipation in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

March 2007

Background: Although abnormalities in reward processing have been proposed to underlie attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), this link has not been tested explicitly with neural probes....

Helicobacter Pylori Infection and Gender: A Meta-Analysis of Population-Based Prevalence Surveys

December 2006

Although most of Helicobacter pylori-related diseases are associated with male gender, the role of gender as a risk factor for H. pylori infection is still debated.

Pediatric Anthrax: Implications for Bioterrorism Preparedness

August 2006

Objectives:To systematically review the literature about children with anthrax to describe their clinical course, treatment responses, and the predictors of disease progression and mortality.Data...

Male involvement in cardiovascular preventive healthcare in two rural Costa Rican communities

June 2005

BACKGROUND: Gender differences in health system usage can lead to differences in the incidence of morbidity and mortality.

National trends in statin use by coronary heart disease risk category

May 2005

BACKGROUND: Only limited research tracks United States trends in the use of statins recorded during outpatient visits, particularly use by patients at moderate to high cardiovascular risk.

Magnitude and Nature of Risk Selection in Employer-Sponsored Health Plans, The

December 2004

Objective: To determine whether health maintenance organizations (HMOs) attract enrollees who use relatively few medical resources and whether a simple risk-adjustment system could mitigate or...