2016 Research Articles
2016 VISN 20 MIRECC Staff Research Articles and PresentationsThe findings of NW MIRECC research are disseminated through MIRECC Presents, lectures and presentations, and publications. Below is a list of publications and presentations by VISN 20 NW MIRECC researchers and fellowship program faculty that were published in 2016.
Barnett, P. G., Jeffers, A., Smith, M. W., Chow, B. K., McFall, M. E., & Saxon, A. J. (2016). Cost-effectiveness of
Blackie, L., Roepke, A., Hitchcott, N., & Joseph, S. (2016). Can people experience posttraumatic growth after committing
Boehnlein, J., & Hinton, D. E. (2016). From Shell Shock to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury:
Caska-Wallace, C., Katon, J., Lehavot, K., McGinn, M., & Simpson, T. L. (2016). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder symptom
Cubells, J. F., Schroeder, J. P., Barrie, E. S., Sadee, W., Berg, T., Mercer, K., … & Weinshenker, D. (2016). Human
Daniels, L. R., Boehnlein, J., & McCallion, P. (2016). The role of reminiscence and life review in healthy aging.
Dedert, E., Resick, P. A., McFall, M. E., Dennis, P., Olsen, M., & Beckham, J. (2016). Pilot cases of combined cognitive
Del Razo, M., Morofuji, Y., Meabon, J., Huber, B., Peskind, E. R., Banks, W., … & Cook, D. G. (2016). Computational
Denneson, L., Kovas, A., Britton, P., Kaplan, M., McFarland, B., & Dobscha, S. (2016). Suicide risk documented during
Dobscha, S. K., Lovejoy, T. I., Morasco, B. J., Kovas, A. E., Peters, D. M., Hart, K., ... McFarland, B. H. (2016). Predictors
ABSTRACT: Little is known about the factors associated with pain-related outcomes in older adults. In this observational study, we sought to identify patient factors associated with improvements in pain intensity in a national cohort of older veterans with chronic pain. We included 12,924 veterans receiving treatment from the Veterans Health Administration with... Read full research article: Predictors of improvements in pain intensity in a national cohort of older veterans with chronic pain
Durazzo, T., Meyerhoff, D., Mon, A., Abé, C., Gazdzinski, S., & Murray, D. (2016). chronic cigarette smoking in healthy
Eckerlin, D., Kovalesky, A., & Jakupcak, M. (2016). CE: Military sexual trauma in male service members. AJN, American
Gibson, C. J., Gray, K. E., Katon, J., Simpson, T. L., & Lehavot, K. (2016). Sexual assault, sexual harassment, and
Gilmore, A., Brignone, E., Painter, J., Lehavot, K., Fargo, J., Suo, Y., … & Gundlapalli, A. (2016). Military sexual
Glover, N., Sylvers, P., Shearer, E., Kane, M., Clasen, P., Epler, A., … & Jakupcak, M. (2016). The efficacy of
Goodrich, D. G., Klingaman, E., Verchinina, L., Goldberg, R. W., Littman, A. J., Janney, C. A., … & Bowersox, N. W. (2016).
Grossbard, J., Malte, C., Lapham, G., Pagulayan, K. F., Turner, A., Rubinsky, A., … & Saxon, A. J. (2016). Prevalence
Hall, K. S., Gregg, J., Bosworth, H. B., Beckham, J., Hoerster, K. D., Sloane, R., & Morey, M. C. (2016). Physical
Hendrickson, R. C., & Raskind, M. A. (2016). Noradrenergic dysregulation in the pathophysiology of PTSD.
Hoerster, K. D., Wilson, S. M., Nelson, K. M., Reiber, G. E., & Masheb, R. (2016). Diet quality is associated
Huber, B., Meabon, J., Hoffer, Z., Zhang, J., Hoekstra, J., Pagulayan, K. F., … & Cook, D. G. (2016). Blast
Kansagara, D., O’Neil, M., Nugent, S., Freeman, M., Low, A., Kondo, K., … & Morasco, B. (2016). Benefits and
Klingaman, E. A., Hoerster, K. D., Aakre, J. M., Viverito, K. M., Medoff, D. R., & Goldberg, R. W. (2016). Veterans
Lehavot, K., Rillamas-Sun, E., Weitlauf, J., Kimerling, R., Wallace, R. B., Sadler, A. G., … & Simpson, T. L. (2016).
Lehavot, K., Simpson, T. L., & Shipherd, J. (2016). Factors associated with suicidality among a national sample of
Lehavot, K., Williams, E. C., Millard, S. P., Bradley, K. A., & Simpson, T. L. (2016). Association of alcohol misuse
Liachko, N., Saxton, A., McMillan, P., Strovas, T., Currey, H., Taylor, L., … & Kraemer, B. C. (2016). The phosphatase
Lovejoy, T. I., Dobscha, S., Turk, D. C., Weimer, M. B., & Morasco, B. (2016). Correlates of prescription opioid
ABSTRACT: Patients with a history of substance use disorder (SUD) are more likely to be prescribed opioid medications for chronic pain than patients without substance use disorder (SUD) history; however, little is known about prescription opioid therapy in populations composed exclusively of patients with substance use disorder (SUD). This study examined correlates of prescription opioid therapy in 214 Veterans with chronic noncancer pain and substance use disorder (SUD) history. Read full research article: Correlates of prescription opioid therapy in Veterans with chronic pain and history of substance use disorder
Lu, M., Plagge, J., Marsiglio, M., & Dobscha, S. (2016). Clinician documentation on receipt of trauma-focused
Maguen, S., Hoerster, K. D., Littman, A. J., Klingaman, E., Evans-Hudnall, G., Holleman, R., … & Goodrich, D. E. (2016).
McGinn, M. M., Hoerster, K. D., Stryczek, K. C., Malte, C., & Jakupcak, M. (2016). Relationship satisfaction, PTSD
Meabon, J., de Laat, R., Ieguchi, K., Serbzhinsky, D., Hudson, M., Huber, B., … & Bothwell, M. (2016). Intracellular
Meabon, J., Huber, B., Cross, D., Richards, T., Minoshima, S., Pagulayan, K. F., … & Cook, D. G. (2016). Repetitive
Mooney, L. J., Hillhouse, M. P., Thomas, C., Ang, A., Sharma, G., Terry, G., … & Ling, W. (2016). Utilizing a two-stage
Morasco, B. J., Greaves, D. W., Lovejoy, T. I., Turk, D. C., Dobscha, S. K., & Hauser, P. (2016). Development and
ABSTRACT: Individuals with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) have high rates of both chronic pain and substance use disorder (SUD). Despite high comorbidity, there are limited data available on effective methods of treatment for co-occurring chronic pain and substance use disorder (SUD). In this study, we sought to develop and conduct preliminary testing of an integrated cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) for chronic pain and substance use disorder (SUD) in patients with hepatitis C virus. Read full research article: Development and preliminary evaluation of an integrated cognitive-behavior treatment for chronic pain and Substance Use Disorder in patients with the Hepatitis C virus
Morasco, B. J., Peters, D., Krebs, E. E., Kovas, A. E., Hart, K., & Dobscha, S. K. (2016). Predictors of urine drug
ABSTRACT: Urine drug testing (UDT) is recommended for all patients who initiate chronic opioid therapy (COT) for the treatment of chronic pain; however, it is infrequently utilized. Some prior research has identified factors that may predict Urine drug testing (UDT), but studies have been limited. The purpose of this study is to examine the rate and predictors of Urine drug testing (UDT) among a national sample of patients with chronic pain who had new initiations of chronic opioid therapy (COT). Administrative data were examined for all veterans receiving medical care at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities who had new initiations of chronic opioid therapy (COT) during fiscal year 2011. Read full research article: Predictors of urine drug testing for patients with chronic pain: Results from a national cohort of U.S. veterans
Murray, D., & Durazzo, T. (2016). Frontal metabolite concentration deficits in opiate dependence relate to
Niv, N., Frousakis, N., Tzucker, R. E., Dixon, L. B., & Glenn, S. (2016). A brief family intervention for depression
Norman, S., & Zaccari, B. (2016). PTSD consultation: Equipping providers to offer great care in or outside of the
Pagulayan, K. F., Temkin, N., Machamer, J., & Dikmen, S. (2016). Patterns of alcohol use after traumatic brain injury.
Painter, J. M., Gray, K. E., McGinn, M., Mostoufi, S., & Hoerster, K. D. (2016). The relationships of Posttraumatic
Palmer, B., & Raskind, M. A. (2016). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and aging. The American Journal of Geriatric
Raskind, M. A., Millard, S., Petrie, E., Peterson, K., Williams, T. J., Hoff, D., … & Peskind, E. R. (2016). Higher
Rasmussen, D. D., Johanson, S. S., & Kincaid, C. L. (2016). Melatonin treatment during alcohol withdrawal and
Rasmussen, D. D., Johanson, S. S., Burns, J. L., & Kincaid, C. L. (2016). Reduction of a1- and ß-adrenergic signaling
Rodgman, C. J., Verrico, C. D., Holst, M., Thompson-Lake, D., Haile, C. N., La Garza, D., Raskind, M. A., & Newton, T.
Simoni, J., Smith, L., Oost, K., Lehavot, K., & Fredriksen-Goldsen, K. (2016). Disparities in physical health conditions
Simpson, T. L., Rillamas-Sun, E., Lehavot, K., Timko, C., Rubin, A., Cucciare, M. A., … & Hoggatt, K. J. (2016). Alcohol
Takeda, S., Commins, C., DeVos, S., Nobuhara, C., Wegmann, S., Roe, A., … & Hyman, B. (2016). Seed-competent high-
Vasterling, J. J., Aslan, M., Proctor, S., Ko, J., Marx, B. P., Jakupcak, M., … & Concato, J. (2016). Longitudinal
Washington, D. L., Gray, K., Hoerster, K. D., Katon, J. G., Cochrane, B. B., La Monte, M. J., … & Tinker, L. (2016).
Zaccari, B. (2016). Complementary integrative health in the movement towards transforming patient centered care in the
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