Publications by authors named "Mary Jo Pugh"

92Publications

Patency of arterial repairs from wartime extremity vascular injuries.

Trauma Surg Acute Care Open 2020 24;5(1):e000616. Epub 2020 Dec 24.

Surgery, Long School of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

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December 2020

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury in Females: A State-of-the-Art Summary and Future Directions.

J Head Trauma Rehabil 2021 Jan;36(1):E1-E17

Departments of Psychiatry (Dr Valera) and Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine (Dr Mannix), Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (Dr Valera and Ms Joseph); Department of Psychology, Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts (Ms Joseph); PINK Concussions, Norwalk, Connecticut (Ms Snedaker); Division of Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia (Dr Breiding); US Public Health Service, Rockville, Maryland (Dr Breiding); Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, and Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland (Dr Robertson); Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Dr Colantonio); Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (Dr Levin); Michael E. Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas (Dr Levin); VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System, Salt Lake City, Utah (Drs Pugh and Yurgelun-Todd); Department of Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City (Dr Pugh); Department of Psychiatry, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City (Dr Yurgelun-Todd); Division of Emergency Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (Dr Mannix); Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York (Dr Bazarian); Neuroscience Center (Drs Cummings and Bellgowan), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (Dr Turtzo), and Office of Research on Women's Health, Office of the Director/DPCPSI (Dr Begg), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland; and School of Rehabilitation Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (Dr Turkstra).

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January 2021

Persistent Pain, Physical Dysfunction, and Decreased Quality of Life After Combat Extremity Vascular Trauma.

Ann Vasc Surg 2020 Sep 3. Epub 2020 Sep 3.

South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX; Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, and the Department of Population Health Sciences, Long School of Medicine, University of Texas Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX. Electronic address:

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September 2020

Caring for Caregivers During COVID-19.

J Am Geriatr Soc 2020 10 11;68(10):2197-2201. Epub 2020 Aug 11.

South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Research, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

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October 2020

Health Phenotypes and Neurobehavioral Symptom Severity Among Post-9/11 Veterans With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium Study.

J Head Trauma Rehabil 2021 Jan-Feb 01;36(1):10-19

Department of Health and Exercise Science, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina (Dr Bouldin); Department of Psychology, University of Texas at San Antonio (Dr Swan); Speech-Language Pathology Program, School of Health Professions, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (Dr Norman); George E. Whalen VA Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah (Dr Tate); Departments of Neurology (Dr Tate) and Internal Medicine (Dr Pugh), University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City; Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, North Carolina (Ms Tumminello); VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Informatics, Decision-Enhancement, and Analytic Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah (Mss Amuan and Trevino and Dr Pugh); Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, and Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California (Dr Eapen); and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (Dr Wang).

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May 2020

Assessing the personal impact of epilepsy in a population-based cohort of Veterans.

Epilepsy Behav 2020 05 1;106:107047. Epub 2020 Apr 1.

Division of Epidemiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA; IDEAS 2.0 Center of Innovation, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. Electronic address:

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May 2020

Quantitative readability analysis of websites providing information on traumatic brain injury and epilepsy: A need for clear communication.

Epilepsia 2020 03 24;61(3):528-538. Epub 2020 Feb 24.

Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience, and Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York.

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March 2020

Five-year Pain Intensity and Treatment Trajectories of Post-9/11 Veterans With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.

J Pain 2020 Sep - Oct;21(9-10):1005-1017. Epub 2020 Jan 22.

VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Salt Lake City, Utah; University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah. Electronic address:

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January 2020

Effects of hospital-acquired pneumonia on long-term recovery and hospital resource utilization following moderate to severe traumatic brain injury.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2020 04;88(4):491-500

From the Department of Epidemiology (R.G.K., M.M.B., A.F.), Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (R.G.K., M.R.K., A.K.W.), and Department of Surgery (M.R.K., J.S.), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (S.B.J.), and Department of Rehabilitation Counseling (S.B.J.), UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas; Department of Epidemiology (M.M.B), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (K.D.-O.'C.), and Department of Neurology (K.D.-O.'C.), Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York; Department of Internal Medicine Epidemiology Division (M.J.P.), University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah; Clinical and Translational Science Institute (A.K.W.), Center for Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Safar Center for Resuscitation Research (A.K.W.), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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April 2020

Validity of early-onset dementia diagnoses in VA electronic medical record administrative data.

Clin Neuropsychol 2020 08 23;34(6):1175-1189. Epub 2019 Oct 23.

VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Informatics, Decision-Enhancement and Analytic Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

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August 2020

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Among Veterans Deployed in Support of Post-9/11 U.S. Conflicts.

Mil Med 2020 03;185(3-4):e501-e509

Informatics, Decision-Enhancement and Analytic Sciences Center, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, 500 Foothill Drive Bldg. 182, Salt Lake City, UT 84148.

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March 2020

Association of Traumatic Brain Injury With Vestibular Dysfunction and Dizziness in Post-9/11 Veterans.

J Head Trauma Rehabil 2020 May/Jun;35(3):E253-E265

University of Texas at San Antonio (Dr Swan); Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence, Defense Health Agency, San Antonio, Texas (Dr Nelson); Ho-Chunk, Inc, Alexandria, Virginia (Dr Nelson); Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, School of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis (Dr Nelson); Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts (Dr Pogoda); Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts (Dr Pogoda); James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tennessee (Drs Akin and Hall); Departments of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (Dr Akin) and Physical Therapy (Dr Hall), East Tennessee State University, Johnson City; Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences, Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (Dr Riska); Center for Health Care Organization and Implementation Research, Edith Nourse Rogers VA Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts (Ms Amuan); Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco (Dr Yaffe); Informatics, Decision-Enhancement and Analytic Sciences Center (IDEAS 2.0), VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Salt Lake City, Utah (Dr Pugh); and Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City (Dr Pugh).

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October 2019

Association of Traumatic Brain Injury With Vestibular Dysfunction and Dizziness in Post-9/11 Veterans.

J Head Trauma Rehabil 2020 May/Jun;35(3):E253-E265

University of Texas at San Antonio (Dr Swan); Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence, Defense Health Agency, San Antonio, Texas (Dr Nelson); Ho-Chunk, Inc, Alexandria, Virginia (Dr Nelson); Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, School of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis (Dr Nelson); Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts (Dr Pogoda); Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts (Dr Pogoda); James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tennessee (Drs Akin and Hall); Departments of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (Dr Akin) and Physical Therapy (Dr Hall), East Tennessee State University, Johnson City; Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences, Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (Dr Riska); Center for Health Care Organization and Implementation Research, Edith Nourse Rogers VA Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts (Ms Amuan); Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco (Dr Yaffe); Informatics, Decision-Enhancement and Analytic Sciences Center (IDEAS 2.0), VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Salt Lake City, Utah (Dr Pugh); and Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City (Dr Pugh).

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October 2019

Measuring coordination of epilepsy care: A mixed methods evaluation of social network analysis versus relational coordination.

Epilepsy Behav 2019 08 26;97:197-205. Epub 2019 Jun 26.

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Salt Lake City Veterans Healthcare System, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

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August 2019

Infection Precedes Heterotopic Ossification in Combat Wounded.

US Army Med Dep J 2018 Jul-Dec(2-18):1-5

US Army Institute of Surgical Research.

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April 2019

Geographic Disparities in Mortality Risk Within a Racially Diverse Sample of U.S. Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury.

Health Equity 2018 25;2(1):304-312. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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October 2018

Quality improvement in neurology: Epilepsy Quality Measurement Set 2017 update.

Neurology 2018 10 3;91(18):829-836. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

From Neurology and Pediatrics (A.D.P.), Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus; Neurology (C.B.), University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine, Aurora; Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (G.F.), Neurology, and Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle; Department of Neurology (S.T.H.), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Department of Neurology (I.H.), University of Rochester Medical Center, NY; Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (L.M.), St. Paul; Neurology (L.M.V.R.M.), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Neurology (H.M.C.), Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC; My Epilepsy Story (B.-P.M.), Nashville, TN; Informatics, Decision-Enhancement and Analytic Sciences Center (M.J.P.), VA Salt Lake City; Department of Internal Medicine (M.J.P.), University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City; Pediatric Neurology & Developmental Neuroscience (R.J.S.), Baylor College of Medicine/Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston; Neurology Department (M.V.S.), Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit; Neurology (M.V.S.), Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; American Academy of Neurology (A.B.), Minneapolis, MN; and Department of Neurology and Weill Institute for Neurosciences (S.A.J.), University of California, San Francisco.

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October 2018

Reducing coprescriptions of benzodiazepines and opioids in a veteran population.

Am J Manag Care 2018 08 1;24(8):e265-e269. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, 6900 N Pecos Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89086. Email:

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August 2018

Outcomes of Genitourinary Injury in U.S. Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans Receiving Care from the Veterans Health Administration.

Mil Med 2019 03;184(3-4):e297-e301

Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, MD.

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March 2019

Acquired Stuttering in Veterans of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: The Role of Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Medications.

Mil Med 2018 11;183(11-12):e526-e534

South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center, 7400 Merton Miner Dr. San Antonio, TX.

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November 2018

Change in body mass index within the first-year post-injury: a VA Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) model systems study.

Brain Inj 2018 27;32(8):986-993. Epub 2018 Apr 27.

a Center of Innovation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research , James A. Haley Veterans Hospital , Tampa , FL , USA.

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July 2019

Patterns of zolpidem use among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans: A retrospective cohort analysis.

PLoS One 2018 23;13(1):e0190022. Epub 2018 Jan 23.

South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America.

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February 2018

The Association Between Major Depressive Disorder and Outcomes in Older Veterans Hospitalized With Pneumonia.

Am J Med Sci 2018 01 20;355(1):21-26. Epub 2017 Nov 20.

VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, Texas; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. Electronic address:

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January 2018

Shift to community-onset Clostridium difficile infection in the national Veterans Health Administration, 2003-2014.

Am J Infect Control 2018 04 7;46(4):431-435. Epub 2017 Nov 7.

College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Pharmacotherapy Education and Research Center, UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX; South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX.

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April 2018

Health services and rehabilitation for active duty service members and veterans with mild TBI.

Brain Inj 2017 ;31(9):1220-1234

g South Texas Veterans Healthcare System , San Antonio , Texas , USA.

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June 2018

Health services and rehabilitation for active duty service members and veterans with mild TBI.

Brain Inj 2017 ;31(9):1220-1234

g South Texas Veterans Healthcare System , San Antonio , Texas , USA.

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June 2018

Comparison of the VA and NIDILRR TBI Model System Cohorts.

J Head Trauma Rehabil 2017 Jul/Aug;32(4):221-233

MHBS, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, Florida (Dr Nakase-Richardson); Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, Tampa, Florida (Dr Nakase-Richardson); Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa (Dr Nakase-Richardson); VA HSRD Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Tampa, Florida (Dr Nakase-Richardson); Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia (Drs Stevens and Walker); Departments of Psychology (Dr Stevens) and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Drs Stevens, and Walker), Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond; Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, Richmond, Virginia (Drs Stevens, and Walker); Biostatistics Program, Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock (Dr Tang and Ms Saylors); Mental Health Service, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Drs Lamberty and Finn); Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis (Drs Lamberty and Finn), Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC), Minneapolis, Minnesota (Drs Lamberty and Finn); Brain Injury Research Center, TIRR Memorial Hermann, Houston, Texas (Dr Sherer); Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio (Drs Pugh and Eapen); Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio (Dr Pugh); College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, University of South Florida, Tampa (Dr Dillahunt-Aspillaga); Brandeis University, Boston, Massachusetts (Dr Adams); and College of Education, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida (Mr. Garafano).

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May 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury Severity, Comorbidity, Social Support, Family Functioning, and Community Reintegration Among Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2018 02 23;99(2S):S40-S49. Epub 2017 Jun 23.

Veterans Health Administration, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX; Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Texas Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX; Division of General and Hospital Medicine, University of Texas Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX; Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX; Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.

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February 2018

Evaluating the impact of prescription drug monitoring program implementation: a scoping review.

BMC Health Serv Res 2017 06 20;17(1):420. Epub 2017 Jun 20.

University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78229, USA.

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June 2017

Employment Stability in Veterans and Service Members With Traumatic Brain Injury: A Veterans Administration Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Study.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2018 02 17;99(2S):S23-S32. Epub 2017 Jun 17.

Health Services Research and Development Service Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL; Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, Tampa, FL; Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL; Department of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

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February 2018

Validation of a Measure of Family Resilience among Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans.

Mil Behav Health 2016 2;4(3):205-219. Epub 2016 Mar 2.

Department of Family and Community Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas.

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March 2016

Community Clinicians and the Veterans Choice Program for PTSD Care: Understanding Provider Interest During Early Implementation.

Med Care 2017 07;55 Suppl 7 Suppl 1:S61-S70

*South Texas Veterans Health Care System †University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX ‡VA National Center for PTSD, White River Junction, VT §Department of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH ∥National Center for PTSD Dissemination & Training Division, Palo Alto ¶Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA #Valley Coastal Bend Veterans Health Care System, Harlingen, TX.

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July 2017

Does adding clinical data to administrative data improve agreement among hospital quality measures?

Healthc (Amst) 2017 Sep 5;5(3):112-118. Epub 2016 Dec 5.

Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA; Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), Bedford VAMC, Bedford, MA 01730, USA; Department of Health Law, Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA.

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September 2017

Health care-associated pneumonia in the intensive care unit: Guideline-concordant antibiotics and outcomes.

J Crit Care 2016 12 11;36:265-271. Epub 2016 Aug 11.

Section of General Internal Medicine, VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, TX 75216; Division of General Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390. Electronic address:

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December 2016

Open Fracture Care During War: Opportunities for Research.

JBJS Rev 2016 10;4(10)

1United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas3VERDICT Research Group, South Texas Veterans Healthcare System, San Antonio, Texas.

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October 2016

Open Fracture Care During War: Opportunities for Research.

JBJS Rev 2016 10;4(10)

1United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas3VERDICT Research Group, South Texas Veterans Healthcare System, San Antonio, Texas.

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October 2016

Communicating diagnostic certainty of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures - a national study of provider documentation.

Epilepsy Behav 2016 11 7;64(Pt A):4-8. Epub 2016 Oct 7.

Brown University, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, USA; Providence VA Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, USA.

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November 2016

Comorbidity Correlates of Death Among New Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Deployment.

Med Care 2016 Dec;54(12):1078-1081

*Center for Applied Health Research, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System †Department of Medicine, Center for Applied Health Research, Baylor Scott & White Health ‡Department of Psychiatry, UT Health Science Center San Antonio §South Texas Veterans Health Care System ∥Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Epidemiology ¶Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UT Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, TX #VA New England Health Care System, Bedford, MA.

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December 2016

Arthritis, comorbidities, and care utilization in veterans of operations enduring and Iraqi Freedom.

J Orthop Res 2017 03 20;35(3):682-687. Epub 2016 Jun 20.

South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas.

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March 2017

Guidelines and Quality Standards for Adults with Epilepsy.

Neurol Clin 2016 May 8;34(2):313-25, vii. Epub 2016 Mar 8.

South Texas Veterans Health Care System (11C6), 7400 Merton Minter Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA.

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May 2016

Guidelines and Quality Standards for Adults with Epilepsy.

Neurol Clin 2016 May 8;34(2):313-25, vii. Epub 2016 Mar 8.

South Texas Veterans Health Care System (11C6), 7400 Merton Minter Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA.

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May 2016

Clinical decision rules for epilepsy care: The case for thinking big.

Authors:
Mary Jo Pugh

Epilepsy Behav 2016 Apr 12;57(Pt A):220-221. Epub 2016 Mar 12.

VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence, STVHCS, San Antonio, TX, United States; Department of Research, STVHCS, San Antonio, TX, United States; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX, United States; Department of Medicine, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX, United States. Electronic address:

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April 2016

Association Between the Number of Suppliers for Critical Antineoplastics and Drug Shortages: Implications for Future Drug Shortages and Treatment.

J Oncol Pract 2016 Mar 2;12(3):e289-98, 249-50. Epub 2016 Feb 2.

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX; and University of Utah College of Pharmacy, Salt Lake City, UT.

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March 2016

Exposure to High-Risk Medications is Associated With Worse Outcomes in Older Veterans With Chronic Pain.

Am J Med Sci 2015 Oct;350(4):279-85

VA North Texas Health Care System (UEM, CAA, EMM), Dallas, Texas; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UEM, CAA, EMM), Dallas, Texas; South Texas Veterans Health Care System (MJP), San Antonio, Texas; Texas Tech University Health Science Center (CAA), Dallas, Texas; University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (MJP, BJT, KA), San Antonio, Texas; and Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital (DRB), Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, Bedford, Massachusetts.

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October 2015

Subgroups of US IRAQ and Afghanistan veterans: associations with traumatic brain injury and mental health conditions.

Brain Imaging Behav 2015 Sep;9(3):445-55

Research and Development, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, 7400 Merton Minter Blvd (11C6), San Antonio, TX, 78229-4404, USA.

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September 2015

Antiepileptic drug prescribing patterns in Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with epilepsy.

Epilepsy Behav 2015 May 21;46:133-9. Epub 2015 Apr 21.

VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, 7400 Merton Minter Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78229, USA; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX, USA; Texas A&M Health Science Center, Department of Medicine, Bryan, TX, USA. Electronic address:

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May 2015

Erosion of the healthy soldier effect in veterans of US military service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Popul Health Metr 2015 18;13. Epub 2015 Mar 18.

South Texas Veterans Health Care System, 7400 Merton Minter Blvd, San Antonio, Texas USA ; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas USA.

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March 2015

Research using archival health care data: Let the buyer beware.

Epilepsia 2015 Feb;56(2):321-2

South Texas Veterans Health Care System, VA Epilepsy Center of Excellence, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

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February 2015

VA Vascular Injury Study (VAVIS): VA-DoD extremity injury outcomes collaboration.

BMC Surg 2015 Feb 3;15:13. Epub 2015 Feb 3.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, The South Texas Veterans Health Care System, 7400 Merton Minter BLVD, San Antonio, TX, 78229, USA.

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February 2015

Epidemiology of drug-disease interactions in older veteran nursing home residents.

J Am Geriatr Soc 2015 Jan 23;63(1):77-84. Epub 2014 Dec 23.

Veterans Affairs Pharmacy Benefits Management Services, Hines, Illinois; Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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January 2015

A qualitative study of veterans on long-term opioid analgesics: barriers and facilitators to multimodality pain management.

Pain Med 2015 Apr 19;16(4):726-32. Epub 2014 Dec 19.

Research to Advance Community Health Center (ReACH Center), University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), San Antonio, Texas, USA; Veterans Evidence-based Research Dissemination and Implementation Center (VERDICT), South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

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April 2015

Comparison of the risk of psychological and cognitive disorders between persistent and nonpersistent statin users.

Am J Cardiol 2014 Oct 16;114(7):1035-9. Epub 2014 Jul 16.

Department of Internal Medicine, Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. Electronic address:

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October 2014

Providers' perspectives on treating psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: frustration and hope.

Epilepsy Behav 2014 Aug 13;37:276-81. Epub 2014 Aug 13.

Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology Division, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Providence, RI, USA.

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August 2014

Providers' perspectives on treating psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: frustration and hope.

Epilepsy Behav 2014 Aug 13;37:276-81. Epub 2014 Aug 13.

Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology Division, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Providence, RI, USA.

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August 2014

Providers' perspectives on treating psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: frustration and hope.

Epilepsy Behav 2014 Aug 13;37:276-81. Epub 2014 Aug 13.

Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology Division, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Providence, RI, USA.

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August 2014

Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with higher healthcare utilization in elderly patients.

Ann Thorac Med 2014 Apr;9(2):92-8

VERDICT/South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX, USA ; Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA ; Department of Medicine Bryan, Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Medicine, TX, USA.

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April 2014

Implementation of the Epilepsy Center of Excellence to improve access to and quality of care--protocol for a mixed methods study.

Implement Sci 2014 Apr 9;9(1):44. Epub 2014 Apr 9.

South Texas Veterans Health Care System, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7400 Merton Minter BLVD, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA.

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April 2014

The prevalence of epilepsy and association with traumatic brain injury in veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

J Head Trauma Rehabil 2015 Jan-Feb;30(1):29-37

South Texas Veterans Health Care System (VERDICT), San Antonio (Drs Pugh and McMillan); Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (Drs Pugh, Orman, and McMillan); Department of Medicine, Texas A&M University School of Medicine (Dr Pugh); Statistics and Epidemiology US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam, Houston, Texas and University of Texas School of Public Health, San Antonio Regional Campus, San Antonio (Dr Orman); Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS), U.T. Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio (Drs Jaramillo and Eapen); Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, Oregon (Dr Salinsky); Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland (Dr Salinsky); Epidemiology and Community Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond (Dr Towne); Epilepsy Center of Excellence, McGuire Veterans Administration Hospital, Richmond, Virginia (Dr Towne); Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Hospital (The Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research [CHQOER]), Bedford, Massachusetts (Dr Amuan); Nantz National Alzheimer Center, Methodist Neurological Institute, Houston, Texas (Dr Roman); Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service, Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Hospital, Richmond, Virginia (Dr McNamee); Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas (Dr Kent); Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (Dr Kent); West Haven VA Medical Center, West Haven, Connecticut (Dr Hamid); and Brain Injury Research, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (Dr Grafman).

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September 2015

Influence of frailty-related diagnoses, high-risk prescribing in elderly adults, and primary care use on readmissions in fewer than 30 days for veterans aged 65 and older.

J Am Geriatr Soc 2014 Feb 21;62(2):291-8. Epub 2014 Jan 21.

Veterans Evidence-Based Research, Dissemination, and Implementation Center, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas; Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas; Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas.

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February 2014

The association of cardioprotective medications with pneumonia-related outcomes.

PLoS One 2014 28;9(1):e85797. Epub 2014 Jan 28.

Medical Service, VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, Texas, United States of America ; Departments of Internal Medicine and Clinical Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America.

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December 2014

Complex comorbidity clusters in OEF/OIF veterans: the polytrauma clinical triad and beyond.

Med Care 2014 Feb;52(2):172-81

*South Texas Veterans Health Care System †Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio ‡Texas A&M Health Science Center, Bryan §Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio ∥Center for Applied Health Research, jointly sponsored by Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, and Scott and White Healthcare System, Temple, TX ¶Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital, Bedford, MA #Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.

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February 2014

Complex comorbidity clusters in OEF/OIF veterans: the polytrauma clinical triad and beyond.

Med Care 2014 Feb;52(2):172-81

*South Texas Veterans Health Care System †Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio ‡Texas A&M Health Science Center, Bryan §Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio ∥Center for Applied Health Research, jointly sponsored by Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, and Scott and White Healthcare System, Temple, TX ¶Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital, Bedford, MA #Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.

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February 2014

Traumatic brain injury in veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: communication disorders stratified by severity of brain injury.

Brain Inj 2013 16;27(13-14):1623-30. Epub 2013 Oct 16.

Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center, South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) , San Antonio, TX , USA .

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September 2014

Statins and musculoskeletal conditions, arthropathies, and injuries.

JAMA Intern Med 2013 Jul;173(14):1-10

Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA.

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July 2013

The quality of quality measures: HEDIS® quality measures for medication management in the elderly and outcomes associated with new exposure.

Drugs Aging 2013 Aug;30(8):645-54

South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie L. Murphy Division, Veterans Evidence-based Research Dissemination Implementation CenTer (VERDICT 11C6), San Antonio, TX 78229, USA.

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August 2013

The effect of statin therapy on the incidence of infections: a retrospective cohort analysis.

Am J Med Sci 2014 Mar;347(3):211-6

Department of Internal Medicine (JPM, SKA), San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas; College of Pharmacy (CRF, KRD), The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas; Pharmacotherapy Education and Research Center (CRF, KRD), School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas; VA North Texas Health Care System (EMM); University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (EMM), Dallas, Texas; South Texas Veterans Health Care System (MJP); Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MJP), University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas; Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy (CUO), UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Brooke Army Medical Center (IAM); and Uniformed Service University of Health Sciences (IAM); University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas (IAM).

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March 2014