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United States Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Several hospitals (Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Maryland Cancer Center, and Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center) have reported either no significant change or a decrease in resistance to amikacin when it was the most frequently used aminoglycoside [23].
  • METHOD: The subjects were 143 alcoholic and cocaine-dependent male patients in an intensive Veterans Administration day treatment program for substance abusers [24].
  • METHOD: Patients were participants in a 15-site double-blind, random-assignment Veterans Administration trial comparing clozapine (N=205) and haloperidol (N=217) in hospitalized patients with refractory schizophrenia [25].
  • Carbamazepine and phenytoin are considered first-line therapies for children with partial seizures on the basis of the adult Veterans Administration studies, open-label controlled and uncontrolled pediatric studies, and clinical experience [26].
  • RESULTS: From among 1,180,260 unique patients, 139,646 veterans with diabetes receiving insulin, oral agents, or glucose-monitoring strips were identified, accounting for a prevalence of 11.83% from 62 Veterans Administration medical centers [27].

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  • RESULTS: Between January 1986 and November 1988, an average of 3.9 patients per month acquired nosocomial MRSA in the Sepulveda Veterans Administration Medical Center. In contrast, from December 1988 to October 1989, 369 MRSA isolates were collected from 125 patients (an average of 11.4 patients per month) [28].
  • PATIENTS: Three hundred fifty-two patients with documented COPD who were treated for dyspnea in the ED of the Albuquerque Veterans Administration Medical Center over a three-year period [29].
  • Accuracy of Veterans Administration databases for a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis [30].
  • SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: In a multicenter, randomized trial comparing open and laparoscopic herniorrhaphies, conducted in Veterans Administration hospitals (CSP 456), we reported significant differences in recurrence rates (RR) for the laparoscopic procedure as a result of surgeons' experience [31].
  • All their available military and Veterans Administration records and their responses to a 1965 to 1970 NRC questionnaire have been coded as to disease [32].

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  1. Effect of short-term infusion of sodium nitroprusside on mortality rate in acute myocardial infarction complicated by left ventricular failure: results of a Veterans Administration cooperative study. Cohn, J.N., Franciosa, J.A., Francis, G.S., Archibald, D., Tristani, F., Fletcher, R., Montero, A., Cintron, G., Clarke, J., Hager, D., Saunders, R., Cobb, F., Smith, R., Loeb, H., Settle, H. N. Engl. J. Med. (1982) [Pubmed]
  2. Toward an epidemiology and natural history of SIRS (systemic inflammatory response syndrome). Bone, R.C. JAMA (1992) [Pubmed]
  3. Veterans Administration Cooperative Study on Vasodilator Therapy of Heart Failure: influence of prerandomization variables on the reduction of mortality by treatment with hydralazine and isosorbide dinitrate. Cohn, J.N., Archibald, D.G., Francis, G.S., Ziesche, S., Franciosa, J.A., Harston, W.E., Tristani, F.E., Dunkman, W.B., Jacobs, W., Flohr, K.H. Circulation (1987) [Pubmed]
  4. Alcohol-related diseases and carcinogenesis. Lieber, C.S., Seitz, H.K., Garro, A.J., Worner, T.M. Cancer Res. (1979) [Pubmed]
  5. Sequential hospitalwide outbreaks of resistant Serratia and Klebsiella infections. Thomas, F.E., Jackson, R.T., Melly, A., Alford, R.H. Arch. Intern. Med. (1977) [Pubmed]
  6. Characterization of depression in war-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Southwick, S.M., Yehuda, R., Giller, E.L. The American journal of psychiatry. (1991) [Pubmed]
  7. The role of alcohol in cocaine dependence. Khalsa, H., Paredes, A., Anglin, M.D. Recent developments in alcoholism : an official publication of the American Medical Society on Alcoholism, the Research Society on Alcoholism, and the National Council on Alcoholism. (1992) [Pubmed]
  8. Therapeutic community treatment for alcohol abusers: a one-year multivariate outcome evaluation. Costello, R.M., Baillargeon, J.G., Biever, P., Bennett, R. The International journal of the addictions. (1980) [Pubmed]
  9. Tobacco smoking: a comparison between alcohol and drug abuse inpatients. Burling, T.A., Ziff, D.C. Addictive behaviors. (1988) [Pubmed]
  10. Disulfiram treatment of alcoholism. A Veterans Administration cooperative study. Fuller, R.K., Branchey, L., Brightwell, D.R., Derman, R.M., Emrick, C.D., Iber, F.L., James, K.E., Lacoursiere, R.B., Lee, K.K., Lowenstam, I. JAMA (1986) [Pubmed]
  11. R factors in gentamicin-resistant organisms causing hospital infection. Richmond, A.S., Simberkoff, M.S., Rahal, J.J., Schaefler, S. Lancet (1975) [Pubmed]
  12. Use of disulfiram for alcoholics in methadone maintenance programs. A Veterans Administration Cooperative Study. Ling, W., Weiss, D.G., Charuvastra, V.C., O'Brien, C.P. Arch. Gen. Psychiatry (1983) [Pubmed]
  13. Methadyl acetate and methadone as maintenance treatments for heroin addicts. A veterans administration cooperative study. Ling, W., Charuvastra, C., Kaim, S.C., Klett, C.J. Arch. Gen. Psychiatry (1976) [Pubmed]
  14. Effect of vasodilator therapy on mortality in chronic congestive heart failure. Cohn, J.N. Eur. Heart J. (1988) [Pubmed]
  15. Development of a DNA probe for the structural gene of the 2"-O-adenyltransferase aminoglycoside-modifying enzyme. Tenover, F.C., Gootz, T.D., Gordon, K.P., Tompkins, L.S., Young, S.A., Plorde, J.J. J. Infect. Dis. (1984) [Pubmed]
  16. Urinary tract stone disease in the United States veteran population. II. Geographical analysis of variations in composition. Mandel, N.S., Mandel, G.S. J. Urol. (1989) [Pubmed]
  17. Liver toxicity encountered in the Veterans Administration trial of disulfiram in alcoholics. Iber, F.L., Lee, K., Lacoursiere, R., Fuller, R. Alcohol. Clin. Exp. Res. (1987) [Pubmed]
  18. Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Veterans Administration Medical Center. Drinka, P.J., Stemper, M.E., Gauerke, C., Krause, P., Nest, L., Reed, K.D. Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America. (2003) [Pubmed]
  19. Population pharmacokinetics of zidovudine. The Veterans Administration Cooperative Studies Group. Gitterman, S.R., Drusano, G.L., Egorin, M.J., Standiford, H.C. Clin. Pharmacol. Ther. (1990) [Pubmed]
  20. Plasmid macroevolution in a nosocomial environment: demonstration of a persistent molecular polymorphism and construction of a cladistic phylogeny on the basis of restriction data. Lee, S.C., Gerding, D.N., Cleary, P.P. Mol. Gen. Genet. (1984) [Pubmed]
  21. One-year psychosocial follow-up of patients with chest pain and angiographically normal coronary arteries. Lantinga, L.J., Sprafkin, R.P., McCroskery, J.H., Baker, M.T., Warner, R.A., Hill, N.E. Am. J. Cardiol. (1988) [Pubmed]
  22. Rotator cuff repairs in individuals with paraplegia. Goldstein, B., Young, J., Escobedo, E.M. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists. (1997) [Pubmed]
  23. Resistance surveillance programs and the incidence of gram-negative bacillary resistance to amikacin from 1967 to 1985. Gerding, D.N., Larson, T.A. Am. J. Med. (1986) [Pubmed]
  24. An evaluation of the Cleveland criteria for inpatient treatment of substance abuse. McKay, J.R., McLellan, A.T., Alterman, A.I. The American journal of psychiatry. (1992) [Pubmed]
  25. Impact of clozapine on negative symptoms and on the deficit syndrome in refractory schizophrenia. Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Study Group on Clozapine in Refractory Schizophrenia. Rosenheck, R., Dunn, L., Peszke, M., Cramer, J., Xu, W., Thomas, J., Charney, D. The American journal of psychiatry. (1999) [Pubmed]
  26. Expanding first-line therapy options for children with partial seizures. Glauser, T.A. Neurology (2000) [Pubmed]
  27. Diabetes prevalence and hospital and pharmacy use in the Veterans Health Administration (1994). Use of an ambulatory care pharmacy-derived database. Pogach, L.M., Hawley, G., Weinstock, R., Sawin, C., Schiebe, H., Cutler, F., Zieve, F., Bates, M., Repke, D. Diabetes Care (1998) [Pubmed]
  28. Management and epidemiologic analyses of an outbreak due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Goetz, M.B., Mulligan, M.E., Kwok, R., O'Brien, H., Caballes, C., Garcia, J.P. Am. J. Med. (1992) [Pubmed]
  29. Treatment of decompensated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the emergency department--correlation between clinical features and prognosis. Murata, G.H., Gorby, M.S., Chick, T.W., Halperin, A.K. Annals of emergency medicine. (1991) [Pubmed]
  30. Accuracy of Veterans Administration databases for a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. Singh, J.A., Holmgren, A.R., Noorbaloochi, S. Arthritis Rheum. (2004) [Pubmed]
  31. Proficiency of surgeons in inguinal hernia repair: effect of experience and age. Neumayer, L.A., Gawande, A.A., Wang, J., Giobbie-Hurder, A., Itani, K.M., Fitzgibbons, R.J., Reda, D., Jonasson, O. Ann. Surg. (2005) [Pubmed]
  32. Twin study of multiple sclerosis: an epidemiologic inquiry. Bobowick, A.R., Kurtzke, J.F., Brody, J.A., Hrubec, Z., Gillespie, M. Neurology (1978) [Pubmed]
  33. Age specific prostate specific antigen reference ranges: population specific. Borer, J.G., Sherman, J., Solomon, M.C., Plawker, M.W., Macchia, R.J. J. Urol. (1998) [Pubmed]
  34. Utilization of Km for phenytoin dosage after folate addition to patient regimen. Berg, M.J., Ebert, B.E., Rivey, M.P., Schottelius, D.D. Therapeutic drug monitoring. (1987) [Pubmed]
  35. Outcome predictors in selection of balloon angioplasty or surgery for peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Veterans Administration Cooperative Study No. 199. Dalsing, M.C., Cockerill, E., Deupree, R., Wolf, G., Wilson, S. Surgery (1991) [Pubmed]
  36. Dyspnea in obese healthy men. Sahebjami, H. Chest (1998) [Pubmed]
  37. Parenteral nutrition and nutritional support in Veterans Administration Medical Centers. Lipman, T.O., Munyer, T.O., Hall, C. JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition. (1983) [Pubmed]
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