Patient Centered Outcomes Research in the Elderly at UTMB: Mission

Publications/Scientific Articles

Pappadis MR, Volk RJ, Krishnan S, Weller SC, Jaramillo E, Hoover DS, Giordano SH, Tan A, Sheffield KM, Housten AJ, Goodwin JS. Perceptions of Overdetection of Breast Cancer among Women 70 Years of Age and Older in the USA: A Mixed-methods Analysis. BMJ Open. 2018;8:e022138. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022138 022138
Goodwin, J. S., Zhou, J., Kuo, Y. F., & Baillargeon, J. (2017). Risk of Jaw Osteonecrosis After Intravenous Bisphosphonates in Cancer Patients and Patients Without Cancer. Mayo Clin Proc, 92(1), 106-113. doi:10.1016/j.mayocp.2016.09.015 27876314
Pretz, C. R., Graham, J. E., Middleton, A., Karmarkar, A. M., & Ottenbacher, K. J. (2017). Longitudinal Investigation of Rehospitalization Patterns in Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injury among Medicare Beneficiaries. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2016.12.012 28115070
Teppala, S., Ottenbacher, K. J., Eschbach, K., Kumar, A., Al Snih, S., Chan, W. J., & Reistetter, T. A. (2017). Variation in Functional Status After Hip Fracture: Facility and Regional Influence on Mobility and Self-Care. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. doi:10.1093/gerona/glw249 28052981
Baillargeon, J., Deer, R. R., Kuo, Y. F., Zhang, D., Goodwin, J. S., & Volpi, E. (2016). Androgen Therapy and Rehospitalization in Older Men With Testosterone Deficiency. Mayo Clin Proc, 91(5), 587-595. doi:10.1016/j.mayocp.2016.03.016 27061765
Dimou, F. M., Mehta, H. B., Adhikari, D., Harland, R. C., Riall, T. S., & Kuo, Y. F. (2016). The role of extended criteria donors in liver transplantation for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Surgery, 160(6), 1533-1543. doi:10.1016/j.surg.2016.06.051 27554622
Fisher, S. R., Graham, J. E., Krishnan, S., & Ottenbacher, K. J. (2016). Predictors of 30-Day Readmission Following Inpatient Rehabilitation for Patients at High Risk for Hospital Readmission. Phys Ther, 96(1), 62-70. doi:10.2522/ptj.20150034 26359271
Goodwin, J. S., Sheffield, K., Li, S., & Tan, A. (2016). Receipt of Cancer Screening Is a Predictor of Life Expectancy. J Gen Intern Med, 31(11), 1308-1314. doi:10.1007/s11606-016-3787-y 27364834
Krishnan, S., Karg, P. E., Boninger, M. L., Vodovotz, Y., Constantine, G., Sowa, G. A., & Brienza, D. M. (2016). Early Detection of Pressure Ulcer Development Following Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Using Inflammatory Mediators. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 97(10), 1656-1662. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2016.01.003 26820323
Kuo, Y. F., Raji, M. A., Chen, N. W., Hasan, H., & Goodwin, J. S. (2016). Trends in Opioid Prescriptions Among Part D Medicare Recipients From 2007 to 2012. Am J Med, 129(2), 221 e221-230. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.10.002 26522794
Lowenstein, L. M., Richards, V. F., Leal, V. B., Housten, A. J., Bevers, T. B., Cantor, S. B., . . . Volk, R. J. (2016). A brief measure of Smokers' knowledge of lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography. Prev Med Rep, 4, 351-356. doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.07.008 27512650
Mehta, H. B., Mehta, V., & Goodwin, J. S. (2016). Association of Hypoglycemia With Subsequent Dementia in Older Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. doi:10.1093/gerona/glw217 27784724
Nishi, S. P., Zhang, W., Kuo, Y. F., & Sharma, G. (2016). Pulmonary Rehabilitation Utilization in Older Adults With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 2003 to 2012. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev, 36(5), 375-382. doi:10.1097/HCR.0000000000000194 27428819
Singh, G., Zhang, W., Kuo, Y. F., & Sharma, G. (2016). Association of Psychological Disorders With 30-Day Readmission Rates in Patients With COPD. Chest, 149(4), 905-915. doi:10.1378/chest.15-0449 2620 26204260
Volk, R. J., Linder, S. K., Lopez-Olivo, M. A., Kamath, G. R., Reuland, D. S., Saraykar, S. S., . . . Pignone, M. P. (2016). Patient Decision Aids for Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Am J Prev Med, 51(5), 779-791. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2016.06.022 27593418
Brody H, Croisant SA, Crowder JW, Banda JP. Ethical issues in patient-centered outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research: a pilot study of community dialogue. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2015;10(1):22-30. doi: 10.1177/1556264614568426. PubMed PMID: 25742663.
Cooper AB, Parmar AD, Riall TS, Hall BL, Katz MH, Aloia TA, Pitt HA. Does the use of neoadjuvant therapy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma increase postoperative morbidity and mortality rates? J Gastrointest Surg. 2015;19(1):80-6; discussion 6-7. doi: 10.1007/s11605-014-2620-3. PubMed PMID: 25091851; PMCID: PMC4289101.
Dimou FM, Riall TS. Pancreatic Resection Results in a Statewide Surgical Collaborative. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015;22(8):2462-3. doi: 10.1245/s10434-015-4536-x. PubMed PMID: 25814366.
Kuo YF, Chen NW, Baillargeon J, Raji MA, Goodwin JS. Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations in Medicare Patients With Diabetes: A Comparison of Primary Care Provided by Nurse Practitioners Versus Physicians. Med Care. 2015;53(9):776-83. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000406. PubMed PMID: 26270826; PMCID: PMC4536572.
Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, Chen NW, Lwin KK, Baillargeon J, Raji MA. Diabetes Mellitus Care Provided by Nurse Practitioners vs Primary Care Physicians. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Oct;63(10):1980-8. PMID: 26480967
Parmar AD, Sheffield KM, Adhikari D, Davee RA, Vargas GM, Tamirisa NP, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, Riall TS. PREOP-Gallstones: A Prognostic Nomogram for the Management of Symptomatic Cholelithiasis in Older Patients. Ann Surg. 2015;261(6):1184-90. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000000868. PubMed PMID: 25072449; PMCID: PMC4309752.
Riall TS, Adhikari D, Parmar AD, Linder SK, Dimou FM, Crowell W, Tamirisa NP, Townsend CM, Jr., Goodwin JS. The risk paradox: use of elective cholecystectomy in older patients is independent of their risk of developing complications. J Am Coll Surg. 2015;220(4):682-90. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2014.12.012. PubMed PMID: 25660731; PMCID: PMC4372464.
Sharma G, Meena R, Goodwin JS, Zhang W, Kuo YF, Duarte AG. Burn injury associated with home oxygen use In patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mayo Clin Proc. 2015;90(4):492-9. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2014.12.024. PubMed PMID: 25837866.
Singh S, Lin YL, Nattinger AB, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. Variation in readmission rates by emergency departments and emergency department providers caring for patients after discharge. J Hosp Med. 2015. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2407. PubMed PMID: 26130443.
Tamirisa NP, Parmar AD, Vargas GM, Mehta HB, Kilbane EM, Hall BL, Pitt HA, Riall TS. Relative Contributions of Complications and Failure to Rescue on Mortality in Older Patients Undergoing Pancreatectomy. Ann Surg. 2015. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000001093. PubMed PMID: 25563871.
Tamirisa NP, Sheffield KM, Parmar AD, Zimmermann CJ, Adhikari D, Vargas GM, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, Riall TS. Surgeon and Facility Variation in the Use of Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy in Texas. Ann Surg. 2015;262(1):171-8. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000000883. PubMed PMID: 25185475; PMCID: PMC4345162.
Tan A, Holmes HM, Kuo YF, Raji MA, Goodwin JS. Coadministration of co-trimoxazole with sulfonylureas: hypoglycemia events and pattern of use. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015;70(2):247-54. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glu072. PubMed PMID: 24858839; PMCID: PMC4311183.
Tan A, Zhou J, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. Variation among Primary Care Physicians in the Use of Imaging for Older Patients with Acute Low Back Pain. J Gen Intern Med. 2015. doi: 10.1007/s11606-015-3475-3. PubMed PMID: 26215847.
Vargas GM, Sieloff EP, Parmar AD, Tamirisa NP, Mehta HB, Riall TS. Laparoscopy decreases complications for obese patients undergoing elective rectal surgery. Surg Endosc. 2015. doi: 10.1007/s00464-015-4463-8. PubMed PMID: 26286013.
Williams TP, Dimou FM, Adhikari D, Kimbrough TD, Riall TS. Hospital readmission after emergency room visit for cholelithiasis. J Surg Res. 2015;197(2):318-23. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2015.04.032. PubMed PMID: 25959838; PMCID: PMC4466203.


Baillargeon J, Urban RJ, Kuo YF, Ottenbacher KJ, Raji MA, Du F, Lin YL, Goodwin JS. Risk of myocardial infarction in older men receiving testosterone therapy. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy. Jul 2 2014;48(9):1138-1144, PMID: 24989174.
Ottenbacher KJ, Karmarkar A, Graham JE, Kuo YF, Deutsch A, Reistetter TA, Al Snih S, Granger CV. Thirty-day hospital readmission following discharge from postacute rehabilitation in fee-for-service Medicare patients. JAMA. Feb 12 2014;311(6):604-614, PMID: 24519300, PMCID: PMC4085109.
Parmar AD, Coutin MD, Vargas GM, Tamirisa NP, Sheffield KM, Riall TS. Cost-effectiveness of elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy versus observation in older patients presenting with mild biliary disease. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. Jun 12 2014, PMID: 24919433.
Parmar AD, Sheffield KM, Adhikari D, Davee RA, Vargas GM, Tamirisa NP, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, Riall TS. PREOP-Gallstones: A prognostic nomogram for the management of symptomatic cholelithiasis in older patients. Annals of Surgery. Jul 28 2014, PMID: 25072449.
Parmar AD, Vargas GM, Tamirisa NP, Sheffield KM, Riall TS. Trajectory of care and use of multimodality therapy in older patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Surgery. Aug 2014;156(2):280-289, PMID: 24851723, PMCID: PMC4099282.
Reistetter TA, Karmarkar AM, Graham JE, Eschbach K, Kuo YF, Granger CV, Freeman J, Ottenbacher KJ. Regional variation in stroke rehabilitation outcomes. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Jan 2014;95(1):29-38, PMID: 23921200, PMCID: PMC4006274.
Sharif R, Parekh TM, Pierson KS, Kuo YF, Sharma G. Predictors of early readmission among patients 40 to 64 years of age hospitalized for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Jun 2014;11(5):685-694, PMID: 24784958.
Sharma G. Medical consultation for surgical cases in the era of value-based care. Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. Aug 4 2014. Online publication. [Download PDF]
Tan A, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. Potential overuse of screening mammography and its association with access to primary care. Medical Care. Jun 2014;52(6):490-495, PMID: 24828844.
Vargas GM, Parmar AD, Sheffield KM, Tamirisa NP, Brown KM, Riall TS. Impact of liver-directed therapy in colorectal cancer liver metastases. The Journal of Surgical Research. Sep 2014;191(1):42-50, PMID: 24990539, PMCID: PMC4134714.
Wang CY, Graham JE, Karmarkar AM, Reistetter TA, Protas EJ, Ottenbacher KJ. FIM motor scores for classifying community discharge after inpatient rehabilitation for hip fracture. PM & R. Jun 2014;6(6):493-497, PMID: 24389348, PMCID: PMC4065818.


Jaramillo E, Tan A, Yang L, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. Variation among primary care physicians in prostate-specific antigen screening of older men. JAMA. Oct 16 2013;310(15):1622-1624, PMID: 24129467, PMCID: PMC4006968.
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