Publications

Defining Advance Care Planning for Adults: A Consensus Definition From a Multidisciplinary Delphi Panel.
J Pain Symptom Manage 2017 May 3;53(5):821-832.e1. Epub 2017 Jan 3.
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Queen's University; Clinical Evaluation Research Unit, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.


Cross-sectional associations of impaired glucose metabolism measures with bleeding on probing and periodontitis.
J Clin Periodontol 2017 Feb 13;44(2):142-149. Epub 2017 Jan 13.
Center for Clinical Research and Health Promotion, School of Dental Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico.


High Levels of Geriatric Palliative Care Needs in Hip Fracture Patients Before the Hip Fracture.
J Pain Symptom Manage 2016 Oct 9;52(4):533-538. Epub 2016 Aug 9.
Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, California, USA; Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California, USA.


The Burden of Polypharmacy in Patients Near the End of Life.
J Pain Symptom Manage 2016 Feb 30;51(2):178-83.e2. Epub 2015 Sep 30.
Center for Learning Health Care, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina, USA; Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA; Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA.


Provider Perspectives on the Influence of Family on Nursing Home Resident Transfers to the Emergency Department: Crises at the End of Life.
Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2015 24;2015:893062. Epub 2015 Aug 24.
Division of Geriatrics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 380, San Francisco, CA 94143-1265, USA.

Epidemiology of the Homebound Population in the United States.
JAMA Intern Med 2015 Jul;175(7):1180-6
Department of Community and Public Health, School of Nursing, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland6Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland.

Differences in Composition of Symptom Clusters Between Older and Younger Oncology Patients.
J Pain Symptom Manage 2015 Jun 10;49(6):1025-34. Epub 2015 Jan 10.
School of Nursing and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia. Electronic address:

A population-based cross-sectional study that defined normative population data for the Life-Space Mobility Assessment-composite score.
J Pain Symptom Manage 2015 May 27;49(5):885-93. Epub 2014 Dec 27.
Discipline, Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia; Southern Adelaide Palliative Services, Repatriation General Hospital, Daw Park, South Australia, Australia. Electronic address:


Multimorbidity and healthcare utilisation among high-cost patients in the US Veterans Affairs Health Care System.
BMJ Open 2015 Apr 16;5(4):e007771. Epub 2015 Apr 16.
Center for Innovation to Implementation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, California, USA Division of General Medical Disciplines, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.


A clinical index to predict progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia due to Alzheimer's disease.
PLoS One 2014 8;9(12):e113535. Epub 2014 Dec 8.
San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California, United States of America; Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America; Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America.




A conceptual framework for understanding chronic pain in patients with HIV.
Pain Pract 2014 Mar 1;14(3):207-16. Epub 2013 Apr 1.
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A; Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A.



Pain is independently associated with impaired physical function in HIV-infected patients.
Pain Med 2013 Dec 9;14(12):1985-93. Epub 2013 Oct 9.
Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA; Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, Department of Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.

Measuring symptoms in community-dwelling older adults: the psychometric properties of a brief symptom screen.
Med Care 2013 Oct;51(10):949-55
*University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA †Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL ‡Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD §Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL ∥Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN ¶Center on Aging and Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

Patterns of prophylactic gastrostomy tube placement in head and neck cancer patients: a consideration of the significance of social support and practice variation.
Laryngoscope 2013 Aug 7;123(8):1918-25. Epub 2013 Feb 7.
Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.

Nondisease-specific problems and all-cause mortality in the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke study.
J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 May 25;61(5):739-46. Epub 2013 Apr 25.
Birmingham/Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA.


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