Bruce K Chow

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BACKGROUND Excess iron has been implicated in cancer risk through increased iron-catalyzed free radical-mediated oxidative stress. METHODS A multicenter randomized, controlled, single-blinded clinical trial (VA Cooperative Study #410) tested the hypothesis that reducing iron stores by phlebotomy would influence vascular outcomes in patients with(More)
This article describes issues in the design of an ongoing multisite randomized clinical trial of psychotherapy for treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in female veterans and active duty personnel. Research aimed at testing treatments for PTSD in women who have served in the military is especially important due to the high prevalence of PTSD in(More)
OBJECTIVE Smoking, depression and PTSD are related to poor physical health outcomes and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Previous studies examining the effects of quitting smoking on HRQoL have been mixed. This study aimed to examine the effects of PTSD, depressive symptoms and smoking cessation on HRQoL in a sample receiving treatment for PTSD. (More)
A survey was administered anonymously to 45 mental health providers who delivered smoking cessation treatment integrated into posttraumatic stress disorder care (integrated care) as part of a multisite clinical trial. Survey items assessed key factors associated with successful implementation of research-based practices from the perspective of treating(More)
INTRODUCTION We examined the cost-effectiveness of smoking cessation integrated with treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). METHODS Smoking veterans receiving care for PTSD (N = 943) were randomized to care integrated with smoking cessation versus referral to a smoking cessation clinic. Smoking cessation services, health care cost and(More)
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