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Fran Cunningham, PharmD, associate chief consultant for the Pharmacy Benefits Management Services in VA, discusses the findings of her recent study, highlighting a pharmacovigilance surveillance initiative looking at edaravone and monitoring utilization as well as the safety and effectiveness of…
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Christine Moutier, MD, discusses her special communication article published online in JAMA Psychiatry, and explains how suicide prevention efforts have been proven to be effective, and why during and following the current pandemic, ramping up suicide prevention efforts must be done, and will make…
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Donna Zulman, MD, and Matthew Maciejewski, PhD, recently explored how the addition of patient-reported social determinants of health measures in electronic health records impacts the estimation of 90- and 180-day all-cause hospital admissions among the veteran population, and how the use of this…
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Joseph Simonetti, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains why e-consultations may add additional burden to clinical day-to-day work, which may lead to worsening burnout and provider turnover, but he notes that some…
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Jennifer Naylor, PhD, clinical & experimental psychologist, Durham VA Health Care System and Co-Director for the VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC's Clinical Core, and Chris Marx, MD, staff psychiatrist, Durham VA Health Care System and Co-Director for the VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC's Research Core, discuss…
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“What is required in a pandemic such as this, is careful coordination of resources in a community,” said David Shulkin, MD, former VA secretary. “This would allow for VA to coordinate resources such as facility space, equipment and staff with community providers.”
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Justin Scott Liberman, MD, MPH, assistant professor of anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, explains why veterans with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and mental health conditions are at a higher risk of developing chronic opioid therapy compared to veterans with RA without mental health…
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Christianne Roumie, MD, MPH, associate professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, discusses the benefits of the diabetes medication metformin on reducing cardiovascular events among patients with kidney…
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Veterans Health Today spoke with Matt Maciejewski, PhD, research career scientist in the Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation at the Durham VA Medical Center, about his recent study. Dr Maciejewski broke down the results of the study and explained the real-world…
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Donald Sullivan, MD, MA, MCR, and colleagues recently published a study in JAMA Oncology on the association between palliative care and survival rates, particularly among lung cancer patients in the veteran population. Veterans Health Today spoke with him about the results of their study.
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