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  1. Turvey C, Klein D, FIX G, Hogan T, Woods S, Simon S, et al. Blue Button use by patients to access and share health record information using the Department of Veterans Affairs' online patient portal. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014;21:657-63 pubmed publisher
    ..This study examines the adoption and use of the Blue Button feature in the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) personal health record portal, My HealtheVet...
  2. Aronis K, Sahin Efe A, Chamberland J, Spiro A, Vokonas P, Mantzoros C. Chemerin levels as predictor of acute coronary events: a case-control study nested within the veterans affairs normative aging study. Metabolism. 2014;63:760-6 pubmed publisher
    ..99 95% CI [0.99-1.001]). Although cross-sectional and case-control studies suggest a positive association between chemerin levels and CAD, we demonstrate that chemerin levels do not predict the development of ACS. ..
  3. Roughead E, Kalisch Ellett L, Ramsay E, Pratt N, Barratt J, LeBlanc V, et al. Bridging evidence-practice gaps: improving use of medicines in elderly Australian veterans. BMC Health Serv Res. 2013;13:514 pubmed publisher
    The Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) funds an ongoing health promotion based program to improve use of medicines and related health services, which implements interventions that include audit and feedback in the ..
  4. Yi S. Cancer incidence in Korean Vietnam veterans during 1992-2003: the Korean veterans health study. J Prev Med Public Health. 2013;46:309-18 pubmed publisher
    ..between Vietnam experience including exposure to military herbicides and cancer incidence in Korean Vietnam War veterans. The cancer cases of 185 265 Vietnam veterans from January 1, 1992 to December 31, 2003 were confirmed from the ..
  5. Dimitrov D, Lee S, Yantis J, Valdez C, Paredes R, Braida N, et al. Differential correlations between inflammatory cytokines and psychopathology in veterans with schizophrenia: potential role for IL-17 pathway. Schizophr Res. 2013;151:29-35 pubmed publisher
    ..Serum samples from 47 veterans with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and 20 healthy controls were tested for levels of 38 cytokines/chemokines ..
  6. Shen C, Sambamoorthi U. Associations between health-related quality of life and financial barriers to care among women veterans and women non-veterans. Women Health. 2012;52:1-17 pubmed publisher
    ..To better understand health-related quality of life among women veterans, the authors compared women veterans to women non-veterans...
  7. Pittman J, Goldsmith A, Lemmer J, Kilmer M, Baker D. Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and health-related quality of life in OEF/OIF veterans. Qual Life Res. 2012;21:99-103 pubmed publisher
    ..physical and mental health outcomes in Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) combat veterans. The current study examines the individual contributions of these two disorders on health-related quality of life ..
  8. Britton P, Ouimette P, Bossarte R. The effect of depression on the association between military service and life satisfaction. Qual Life Res. 2012;21:1857-62 pubmed
    ..Future research should replicate these findings, examine potential mechanisms of the effects, and study the utility of life satisfaction measures in this population. ..
  9. Twamley E, Baker D, Norman S, Pittman J, Lohr J, Resnick S. Veterans Health Administration vocational services for Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom Veterans with mental health conditions. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50:663-70 pubmed
    High rates of mental health conditions and unemployment are significant problems facing Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF)...
  10. Colpan A, Johnston B, Porter S, Clabots C, Anway R, Thao L, et al. Escherichia coli sequence type 131 (ST131) subclone H30 as an emergent multidrug-resistant pathogen among US veterans. Clin Infect Dis. 2013;57:1256-65 pubmed publisher
    ..We assessed its prevalence and characteristics among US veterans. In 2011, 595 de-identified E...

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  1. Turvey C, Klein D, FIX G, Hogan T, Woods S, Simon S, et al. Blue Button use by patients to access and share health record information using the Department of Veterans Affairs' online patient portal. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014;21:657-63 pubmed publisher
    ..This study examines the adoption and use of the Blue Button feature in the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) personal health record portal, My HealtheVet...
  2. Aronis K, Sahin Efe A, Chamberland J, Spiro A, Vokonas P, Mantzoros C. Chemerin levels as predictor of acute coronary events: a case-control study nested within the veterans affairs normative aging study. Metabolism. 2014;63:760-6 pubmed publisher
    ..99 95% CI [0.99-1.001]). Although cross-sectional and case-control studies suggest a positive association between chemerin levels and CAD, we demonstrate that chemerin levels do not predict the development of ACS. ..
  3. Roughead E, Kalisch Ellett L, Ramsay E, Pratt N, Barratt J, LeBlanc V, et al. Bridging evidence-practice gaps: improving use of medicines in elderly Australian veterans. BMC Health Serv Res. 2013;13:514 pubmed publisher
    The Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) funds an ongoing health promotion based program to improve use of medicines and related health services, which implements interventions that include audit and feedback in the ..
  4. Yi S. Cancer incidence in Korean Vietnam veterans during 1992-2003: the Korean veterans health study. J Prev Med Public Health. 2013;46:309-18 pubmed publisher
    ..between Vietnam experience including exposure to military herbicides and cancer incidence in Korean Vietnam War veterans. The cancer cases of 185 265 Vietnam veterans from January 1, 1992 to December 31, 2003 were confirmed from the ..
  5. Dimitrov D, Lee S, Yantis J, Valdez C, Paredes R, Braida N, et al. Differential correlations between inflammatory cytokines and psychopathology in veterans with schizophrenia: potential role for IL-17 pathway. Schizophr Res. 2013;151:29-35 pubmed publisher
    ..Serum samples from 47 veterans with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and 20 healthy controls were tested for levels of 38 cytokines/chemokines ..
  6. Shen C, Sambamoorthi U. Associations between health-related quality of life and financial barriers to care among women veterans and women non-veterans. Women Health. 2012;52:1-17 pubmed publisher
    ..To better understand health-related quality of life among women veterans, the authors compared women veterans to women non-veterans...
  7. Pittman J, Goldsmith A, Lemmer J, Kilmer M, Baker D. Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and health-related quality of life in OEF/OIF veterans. Qual Life Res. 2012;21:99-103 pubmed publisher
    ..physical and mental health outcomes in Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) combat veterans. The current study examines the individual contributions of these two disorders on health-related quality of life ..
  8. Britton P, Ouimette P, Bossarte R. The effect of depression on the association between military service and life satisfaction. Qual Life Res. 2012;21:1857-62 pubmed
    ..Future research should replicate these findings, examine potential mechanisms of the effects, and study the utility of life satisfaction measures in this population. ..
  9. Twamley E, Baker D, Norman S, Pittman J, Lohr J, Resnick S. Veterans Health Administration vocational services for Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom Veterans with mental health conditions. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50:663-70 pubmed
    High rates of mental health conditions and unemployment are significant problems facing Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF)...
  10. Colpan A, Johnston B, Porter S, Clabots C, Anway R, Thao L, et al. Escherichia coli sequence type 131 (ST131) subclone H30 as an emergent multidrug-resistant pathogen among US veterans. Clin Infect Dis. 2013;57:1256-65 pubmed publisher
    ..We assessed its prevalence and characteristics among US veterans. In 2011, 595 de-identified E...
  11. Kaplan M, McFarland B, Huguet N, Valenstein M. Suicide risk and precipitating circumstances among young, middle-aged, and older male veterans. Am J Public Health. 2012;102 Suppl 1:S131-7 pubmed publisher
    ..veteran men relative to nonveteran men by age and to examine the prevalence of suicide circumstances among male veterans in different age groups (18-34, 35-44, 45-64, and ? 65 years)...
  12. Kinoshita L, Yesavage J, Noda A, Jo B, Hernandez B, Taylor J, et al. Modeling the effects of obstructive sleep apnea and hypertension in Vietnam veterans with PTSD. Sleep Breath. 2012;16:1201-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The PTSD Apnea Clinical Study recruited 120 community-dwelling, male veterans diagnosed with PTSD, ages 55 and older...
  13. Richardson J, Elhai J, Sarreen J. Predictors of treatment response in Canadian combat and peacekeeping veterans with military-related posttraumatic stress disorder. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2011;199:639-45 pubmed publisher
    ..This study examined the predictors of treatment outcome in a group of veterans with military-related PTSD...
  14. Wilkins K, Lang A, Norman S. Synthesis of the psychometric properties of the PTSD checklist (PCL) military, civilian, and specific versions. Depress Anxiety. 2011;28:596-606 pubmed publisher
    ..g., may overestimate PTSD prevalence) will help clinicians and researchers make educated decisions regarding the appropriate use of this measure in their particular setting. ..
  15. Dutra L, Grubbs K, Greene C, Trego L, McCartin T, Kloezeman K, et al. Women at war: implications for mental health. J Trauma Dissociation. 2011;12:25-37 pubmed publisher
    ..Findings from the present study lend support to research demonstrating that military sexual trauma may be more highly associated with post-deployment PTSD symptoms than combat exposure among female service members and veterans.
  16. Siu L, Lin J, Gomez E, Eng R, Chiang T. Virulence and plasmid transferability of KPC Klebsiella pneumoniae at the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System of New Jersey. Microb Drug Resist. 2012;18:380-4 pubmed publisher
    ..pneumoniae. At the Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System (VA NJHCS), we investigated the virulence and plasmid transferability of 60 ..
  17. Gravely A, Cutting A, Nugent S, Grill J, Carlson K, Spoont M. Validity of PTSD diagnoses in VA administrative data: comparison of VA administrative PTSD diagnoses to self-reported PTSD Checklist scores. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48:21-30 pubmed
    ..has been done on the validity of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnoses that are found in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administrative data, even though they are often used in VA research...
  18. Simmons A, Norman S, Spadoni A, Strigo I. Neurosubstrates of remission following prolonged exposure therapy in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychother Psychosom. 2013;82:382-9 pubmed publisher
    Prolonged exposure (PE) therapy is the first-line treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in combat veterans. The underlying brain changes of treatment effect in PTSD are currently unknown...
  19. Murphy S, Lyden A, Clary M, Geisser M, Yung R, Clauw D, et al. Activity pacing for osteoarthritis symptom management: study design and methodology of a randomized trial testing a tailored clinical approach using accelerometers for veterans and non-veterans. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011;12:177 pubmed publisher
    ..ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01192516. ..
  20. Soble J, Spanierman L, Fitzgerald Smith J. Neuropsychological functioning of combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2013;35:551-61 pubmed publisher
    ..the neuropsychological performance of 125 outpatient Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and nonacute mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) (n?=?66) and PTSD (n?=?..
  21. Kelly U, Skelton K, Patel M, Bradley B. More than military sexual trauma: interpersonal violence, PTSD, and mental health in women veterans. Res Nurs Health. 2011;34:457-67 pubmed publisher
    Military sexual trauma (MST) is reported by 20-40% of female veterans. The purpose of this study of female veterans referred for MST treatment was to examine the relationships between lifetime trauma (physical, sexual, and psychological) ..
  22. Parikh D, Inrig J, Kipp A, Szczech L, McClellan W, Patel U. Veterans more likely to start hemodialysis with an arteriovenous fistula. Semin Dial. 2011;24:570-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Recent studies have demonstrated higher quality of care for many conditions in Veterans Affairs' Medical Centers (VAMC); however, differences in quality of vascular access care are unknown...
  23. Roumie C, Huizinga M, Liu X, Greevy R, Grijalva C, Murff H, et al. The effect of incident antidiabetic regimens on lipid profiles in veterans with type 2 diabetes: a retrospective cohort. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2011;20:36-44 pubmed publisher
    ..We identified a retrospective cohort of 17,774 veterans who received care at Veterans Administration (VA) Mid-South Network with a first OAD from 1 January 2000 to 31 ..
  24. Wallace D, Vargas S, Schwartz S, Aloia M, Shafazand S. Determinants of continuous positive airway pressure adherence in a sleep clinic cohort of South Florida Hispanic veterans. Sleep Breath. 2013;17:351-63 pubmed publisher
    There are little existing data on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) adherence in US Hispanic veterans with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)...
  25. Davis C, Kilbourne A, Blow F, Pierce J, Winkel B, Huycke E, et al. Reduced mortality among Department of Veterans Affairs patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder lost to follow-up and engaged in active outreach to return for care. Am J Public Health. 2012;102 Suppl 1:S74-9 pubmed publisher
    We determined whether contacting Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorders (serious mental illness [SMI]) who had dropped out of care for prolonged periods resulted in reengagement with VA ..
  26. Eum K, Nie L, Schwartz J, Vokonas P, Sparrow D, Hu H, et al. Prospective cohort study of lead exposure and electrocardiographic conduction disturbances in the Department of Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study. Environ Health Perspect. 2011;119:940-4 pubmed publisher
    ..This study suggests that low-level cumulative exposure to lead is associated with worse future cardiac conductivity in the ventricular myocardium, as reflected in QT interval characteristics. ..
  27. Galor A, Feuer W, Lee D, Florez H, Faler A, Zann K, et al. Depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and dry eye syndrome: a study utilizing the national United States Veterans Affairs administrative database. Am J Ophthalmol. 2012;154:340-346.e2 pubmed publisher
    To study the scope of dry eye syndrome (DES) in veterans on a national level and to evaluate the relationship between psychiatric diagnoses and DES. Case-control study...
  28. Zullig L, Jackson G, Dorn R, Provenzale D, McNeil R, Thomas C, et al. Cancer incidence among patients of the U.S. Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Mil Med. 2012;177:693-701 pubmed
    Approximately 40,000 incident cancer cases are reported in the Veterans Affairs Central Cancer Registry (VACCR) annually (approximately 3% of U.S. cancer cases)...
  29. Lew H, Pogoda T, Baker E, Stolzmann K, Meterko M, Cifu D, et al. Prevalence of dual sensory impairment and its association with traumatic brain injury and blast exposure in OEF/OIF veterans. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2011;26:489-96 pubmed publisher
    ..of self-reported rates of auditory, visual, and dual sensory impairment (DSI) in Afghanistan and Iraq war Veterans receiving traumatic brain injury (TBI) evaluations. Retrospective medical chart review...
  30. O Connell M, Kasprow W, Rosenheck R. Differential impact of supported housing on selected subgroups of homeless veterans with substance abuse histories. Psychiatr Serv. 2012;63:1195-205 pubmed
    ..This study examined data from an experimental trial of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supported Housing (HUD-VASH) program to identify differences in the program's impact on subgroups defined ..
  31. Stelmack J, Tang X, Wei Y, Massof R. The effectiveness of low-vision rehabilitation in 2 cohorts derived from the veterans affairs Low-Vision Intervention Trial. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012;130:1162-8 pubmed
    To evaluate the effectiveness of low-vision rehabilitation in 2 cohorts derived from the Veterans Affairs Low-Vision Intervention Trial...
  32. Tsai J, Harpaz Rotem I, Pietrzak R, Southwick S. The role of coping, resilience, and social support in mediating the relation between PTSD and social functioning in veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Psychiatry. 2012;75:135-49 pubmed publisher
    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders among veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan...
  33. Petrakis I, Ralevski E, Desai N, Trevisan L, Gueorguieva R, Rounsaville B, et al. Noradrenergic vs serotonergic antidepressant with or without naltrexone for veterans with PTSD and comorbid alcohol dependence. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2012;37:996-1004 pubmed publisher
    ..Four groups of predominately male veterans (n=88) meeting current diagnostic criteria for both alcohol dependence (AD) and PTSD were randomly assigned under ..
  34. Kaler M, Erbes C, Tedeschi R, Arbisi P, Polusny M. Factor structure and concurrent validity of the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory-Short Form among veterans from the Iraq War. J Trauma Stress. 2011;24:200-7 pubmed publisher
    ..e., relations with theoretically related constructs). Further research should address validity of the scale among more ethnically and racially heterogeneous samples. ..
  35. Church D, Hawk C, Brooks A, Toukolehto O, Wren M, Dinter I, et al. Psychological trauma symptom improvement in veterans using emotional freedom techniques: a randomized controlled trial. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2013;201:153-60 pubmed publisher
    ..cognitive and somatic elements, on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and psychological distress symptoms in veterans receiving mental health services...
  36. Godleski L, Darkins A, Peters J. Outcomes of 98,609 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs patients enrolled in telemental health services, 2006-2010. Psychiatr Serv. 2012;63:383-5 pubmed publisher
    ..S. Department of Veterans Affairs between 2006 and 2010...
  37. Davila J, Kramer J, Duan Z, Richardson P, Tyson G, Sada Y, et al. Referral and receipt of treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma in United States veterans: effect of patient and nonpatient factors. Hepatology. 2013;57:1858-68 pubmed publisher
    ..to examine the effect of patient and nonpatient factors on the place of HCC diagnosis, referral, and treatment in Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals in the United States...
  38. Kunnas T, Solakivi T, Renko J, Kalela A, Nikkari S. Late-life coronary heart disease mortality of Finnish war veterans in the TAMRISK study, a 28-year follow-up. BMC Public Health. 2011;11:71 pubmed publisher
    ..We evaluated whether wounded Finnish World War II veterans who were alive at the age of 55 have increased long-term coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality...
  39. Gurieva T, Bootsma M, Bonten M. Successful Veterans Affairs initiative to prevent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections revisited. Clin Infect Dis. 2012;54:1618-20 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we present a mathematical model and prove, using parameters from the study by Jain et al, that the universal screen and isolate strategy can have contributed only marginally to the reduction in infections. ..
  40. Prisciandaro J, Gebregziabher M, Grubaugh A, Gilbert G, Echols C, Egede L. Impact of psychiatric comorbidity on mortality in veterans with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2011;13:73-8 pubmed publisher
    ..retrospective follow-up was conducted of 15,065 veterans with type 2 diabetes enrolled in hospital care between 1997 and 2006...
  41. Khatana S, Kane J, Taveira T, Bauer M, Wu W. Monitoring and prevalence rates of metabolic syndrome in military veterans with serious mental illness. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e19298 pubmed publisher
    ..We retrospectively identified all patients treated at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center with diagnoses of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder during 2005-..
  42. Bras M, Milunović V, Boban M, Brajkovic L, Benković V, Dorđević V, et al. Quality of life in Croatian Homeland war (1991-1995) veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2011;9:56 pubmed publisher
    The aim of this study was to investigate the quality of life in Croatian homeland war veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic low back pain (LBP)...
  43. Wang S, Wong M, Hamilton N, Davoren J, Jahan T, Walter L. Impact of age and comorbidity on non-small-cell lung cancer treatment in older veterans. J Clin Oncol. 2012;30:1447-55 pubmed publisher
    ..Receipt of first-line guideline-recommended treatment was assessed for 20,511 veterans age ? 65 years with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the Veterans Affairs (VA) Central Cancer Registry from ..
  44. Oursler K, Goulet J, Crystal S, Justice A, Crothers K, Butt A, et al. Association of age and comorbidity with physical function in HIV-infected and uninfected patients: results from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2011;25:13-20 pubmed publisher
    ..models of physical function in 3227 HIV-infected and 3240 uninfected patients enrolled 2002-2006 in the Veterans Aging Cohort Study-8-site (VACS-8)...
  45. Shah A, Su S, Veledar E, BREMNER J, Goldstein F, Lampert R, et al. Is heart rate variability related to memory performance in middle-aged men?. Psychosom Med. 2011;73:475-82 pubmed publisher
    ..This association may indicate that autonomic nervous system dysregulation plays a role in cognitive decline. ..
  46. Rosenberger P, Ning Y, Brandt C, Allore H, Haskell S. BMI trajectory groups in veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Prev Med. 2011;53:149-54 pubmed publisher
    The study sought to determine BMI trajectories in Iraq/Afghanistan veterans over 6 years and to examine sociodemographic factors associated with BMI trajectory membership...
  47. Mittal D, Li C, Williams J, Viverito K, Landes R, Owen R. Monitoring veterans for metabolic side effects when prescribing antipsychotics. Psychiatr Serv. 2013;64:28-35 pubmed
    This study examined practices for monitoring metabolic side effects of antipsychotics at 32 Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities...
  48. Arya M, Bush A, Kallen M, Rodriguez Barradas M, Giordano T. Are VA primary care providers aware of HIV testing recommendations for Veterans? Findings at an urban VA primary care clinic. Mil Med. 2013;178:e483-8 pubmed publisher
    Given the prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in veterans and that nearly 90% of veterans have not been HIV tested, the Veterans Affairs (VA) has recommended routine HIV testing of all veterans...
  49. McDowell T, Amr S, Culpepper W, Langenberg P, Royal W, Bever C, et al. Sun exposure, vitamin D intake and progression to disability among veterans with progressive multiple sclerosis. Neuroepidemiology. 2011;37:52-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Among veterans in the Multiple Sclerosis Surveillance Registry, 219 reported having the progressive form and met the inclusion ..
  50. Dunn A, Julian T, Formolo L, Green B, Chicoine D. Preliminary analysis of posttraumatic stress disorder screening within specialty clinic setting for OIF/OEF veterans seeking care for neck or back pain. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48:493-502 pubmed
    ..stress disorder (PTSD) among recently returning Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) veterans highlight the need for early detection and management for reducing chronic mental illness and disability...
  51. Myers C, VanMeenen K, McAuley J, Beck K, Pang K, Servatius R. Behaviorally inhibited temperament is associated with severity of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and faster eyeblink conditioning in veterans. Stress. 2012;15:31-44 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we examined classical eyeblink conditioning and extinction in veterans self-assessed for current PTSD symptoms, exposure to combat, and the personality trait of behavioral inhibition (..
  52. Papic N, Zidovec Lepej S, Kurelac I, Cajic V, Budimir J, Dusek D, et al. Treatment of chronic hepatitis C in Croatian war veterans: experiences from Croatian reference center for viral hepatitis. Croat Med J. 2011;52:35-40 pubmed
    To examine the risk factors, comorbidity, severity of liver disease, treatment course, and outcome in Croatian war veterans with chronic hepatitis C, especially those suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
  53. Thomas J, Britt T, Odle Dusseau H, Bliese P. Dispositional optimism buffers combat veterans from the negative effects of warzone stress on mental health symptoms and work impairment. J Clin Psychol. 2011;67:866-80 pubmed publisher
    ..Dispositional optimism may protect soldiers from warzone stress and mental health symptoms. Potential mechanisms explaining how dispositional optimism may serve as a protective factor are discussed. ..
  54. Chang T, Chueh K. Relationship between elderly depression and health status in male veterans. J Nurs Res. 2011;19:298-304 pubmed publisher
    ..This study explored the relationship between depression and health status in institutionalized male veterans in Taiwan...
  55. Ettenhofer M, Melrose R, Delawalla Z, Castellon S, Okonek A. Correlates of functional status among OEF/OIF veterans with a history of traumatic brain injury. Mil Med. 2012;177:1272-8 pubmed
    This study was conducted to identify factors related to functional status within a clinical sample of Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) with a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
  56. Wakefield B, Hayes J, Boren S, Pak Y, Davis J. Strain and satisfaction in caregivers of veterans with chronic illness. Res Nurs Health. 2012;35:55-69 pubmed publisher
    b>Veterans' health care has shifted towards outpatient treatment, and because of the high prevalence of chronic illness in veterans, more caregiving has been required of their families...
  57. Simpson T, Moore S, Luterek J, Varra A, Hyerle L, Bush K, et al. Psychiatric correlates of medical care costs among veterans receiving mental health care. J Interpers Violence. 2012;27:1005-22 pubmed publisher
    ..We investigated whether DESNOS severity was associated with greater nonmental health medical care costs in veterans receiving mental health care...
  58. Jump R, Olds D, Jury L, Sitzlar B, Saade E, Watts B, et al. Specialty care delivery: bringing infectious disease expertise to the residents of a Veterans Affairs long-term care facility. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013;61:782-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Clinical demonstration project. A 160-bed LTCF affiliated with a tertiary care Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital. Residents referred to the LID team...
  59. Quezada Joaquin N, Diekema D, Perencevich E, Bailey G, Winokur P, Schweizer M. Long-term risk for readmission, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection, and death among MRSA-colonized veterans. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013;57:1169-72 pubmed publisher
    ..A matched-cohort study was performed among Veterans Affairs (VA) patients screened for MRSA colonization between the years 2007 and 2009 and followed to evaluate ..
  60. Hamilton A, Poza I, Washington D. "Homelessness and trauma go hand-in-hand": pathways to homelessness among women veterans. Womens Health Issues. 2011;21:S203-9 pubmed publisher
    b>Veterans comprise a disproportionate fraction of the nation's homeless population, with women veterans up to four times more likely to be homeless than non-veteran women...
  61. Turvey C, Zulman D, Nazi K, Wakefield B, Woods S, Hogan T, et al. Transfer of information from personal health records: a survey of veterans using My HealtheVet. Telemed J E Health. 2012;18:109-14 pubmed publisher
    ..My HealtheVet is a Web-based patient portal containing a personal health record administered by the Veterans Health Administration...
  62. Haskell S, Ning Y, Krebs E, Goulet J, Mattocks K, Kerns R, et al. Prevalence of painful musculoskeletal conditions in female and male veterans in 7 years after return from deployment in Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom. Clin J Pain. 2012;28:163-7 pubmed publisher
    We sought to describe sex differences in the prevalence of painful musculoskeletal conditions in men and women Veterans after deployment in Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq) (OEF-OIF)...