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Central Texas Veterans Health Care System

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Previous Research Projects

2013-2014

Amanda Basto
Evaluation of Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor Use as Supportive Care in a Veteran Population Receiving Chemotherapy

Angela Chen
Intense to moderate pravastatin dose conversion: an analysis of lipid lowering benefit in a Veteran population

Barbara Lucke
Comparison of insulin neutral protamine Hagedorn and long-acting insulin analog use in a Veteran population

Sandra Naegele
Evaluation of Palliative Care in Cancer Patients Within the Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System

2012-2013

Bethany Cross, PharmD
Use of Antipsychotic Polypharmacy in a Pharmacist versus Psychiatrist Managed Outpatient Clinic

Sergio Regalado, PharmD
Comparison of Bleeding Events while on Warfarin vs. Dabigatatran in Veterans with Atrial Fibrillation

Christine Wicke, PharmD
Heart Failure Patients Evaluated in Pharmacist-Managed Clinics and Resulting Clinical Outcomes (HERO)

Lindsay Thurman, PharmD
Monotherapy versus double-coverage of Pseudomonas aeruginosa: A combination antibiogram for hospitalized veterans

Wenya Lu, PharmD
A Dose Response Retrospective Study of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the Veteran Population with Very High Triglyceridemia (the DROP study)

2011-2012

Mina Mehvar, PharmD
Safe Lithium Use in a Non-psychiatric inpatient setting versus a psychiatric inpatient setting: a retrospective assessment.

Cristina Gonzales, PharmD
The Potential Cardioprotective Effects of Beta-blockers in Emergency Department (ED) Patients Testing Positive for Cocaine following a Cardiovascular Event in a Veterans Healthcare System

Leslie Simien, PharmD
Evaluation of patient and provider satisfaction with a pharmacist managed heart failure clinic

Adam Smith, PharmD
Evaluation of initial heparin infusion rates for a high-dose protocol

Bernadette Asias, PharmD
Clinical and Financial Outcomes of Switching Insulin Glargine to Insulin Detemir, in a Veteran Population with Type 2 Diabetes

2010-2011

Jana Shults, PharmD
Long-Acting Injectable Risperidone versus Oral Risperidone: A Comparison of Recidivism

Mina Mehvar, PharmD
Metabolic Monitoring Of Patients Treated With Olanzapine: A Retrospective Case Review Of The Implementation Of A Metabolic Monitoring Clinical Reminder

Katerine Palacios, PharmD
Potential predictors of Candida glabrata fungemia

Carrie Griffiths, PharmD
Comparison of volume of distribution calculations in the treatment of obese patients with vancomycin.

Mark Kostelnik, PharmD
Evaluation of the in vitro effectiveness of ertapenem, imipenem/cilastatin, and meropenem in an antibiotic lock solution for the treatment of catheter-related infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumonia.

2009-2010

Michael Rose, PharmD, BCPS
Comparison of solutions used to unclog obstructed nasogastric feeding tubes at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System.

Erik Peterson, PharmD, BCACP
Fluoroquinolone Exposure In Veterans Tested For Clostridium Difficile Toxin At The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System.

Jacquelyn Canning, PharmD
Atypical antipsychotic polypharmacy versus monotherapy in veterans with mental illness: case-control study of mental health care utilization

Jordan Nelson, PharmD
A Proactive Approach to Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting: A Proof of Concept Investigation

2008-2009

Cassidy Dzenowski, PharmD
A Retrospective Analysis of a Systematic Conversion from Ezetimibe/Simvastatin to Rosuvastatin in 969 Veterans

Mande Hasting, PharmD
Atypical antipsychotic polypharmacy versus monotherapy in veterans with mental illness: case-control study of mental health care utilization

Patrick Murray, PharmD
Analysis of a computerized physician-order entry for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis: efficacy and safety in hospitalized veterans

Victoria Pho, PharmD
Factors Influencing Veterans' Acquisition of Nonprescription Medications at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System

2007-2008

Abimbola Farinde, PharmD
Low-Density Lipoprotein Performance Measures Improvement Initiative

Nathan Fewel, PharmD, BCPS
Evaluation of initial heparin infusion rates for a high dose protocol

Mia Ta, PharmD, BCPS
Sensitivity and Specificity of Dual Care Phraseology.

TheAhn Nguyen, PharmD
Implementation of computerized physician order entry for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis: efficacy and safety in medical veterans

2006-2007

Suzanne Fry, PharmD
Pharmacy Benefits Management Provider Survey and Educational Intervention.

Michelle Peoples, PharmD
Cetirizine to Hydroxyzine: A Novel Therapeutic Conversion