Stephanie E. Moser

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BACKGROUND Metastatic basal cell carcinoma (MBCC) is defined as primary cutaneous basal cell carcinoma (BCC) that spreads to distant sites as histologically similar metastatic deposits of BCC. BCCs are semimalignant, destructive, and invasive. Metastases are very rare, with an incidence of 0.0028%-0.5%. CASE REPORT A female patient with Gorlin-Goltz(More)
It has been assumed that a younger age at initiation of cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, but previous studies have not adjusted for two strong risk factors, the amount smoked and duration smoked. We used data from a population-based case-control study with 282 histologically confirmed lung cancer cases matched to 3,282(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether the age based quality measure for screening for colorectal cancer is associated with overuse of screening in patients aged 70-75 in poor health and underuse in those aged over age 75 in good health. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study utilizing electronic data from the Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System, the largest(More)
BACKGROUND The current study was designed to test the hypothesis that the fibromyalgia survey criteria would be directly associated with increased opioid consumption after hysterectomy even when accounting for other factors previously described as being predictive for acute postoperative pain. METHODS Two hundred eight adult patients undergoing(More)
Most existing performance measures focus on underuse of care, but there is growing interest in identifying and reducing overuse. We aimed to develop a valid and reliable electronic performance measure of overuse of screening colonoscopy in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System (VA), and to quantify overuse in VA. This was a cross-sectional study with(More)
Importance Despite increased focus on reducing opioid prescribing for long-term pain, little is known regarding the incidence and risk factors for persistent opioid use after surgery. Objective To determine the incidence of new persistent opioid use after minor and major surgical procedures. Design, Setting, and Participants Using a nationwide insurance(More)
Few studies have assessed postoperative trends in opioid cessation and predictors of persistent opioid use after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA). Preoperatively, 574 TKA and THA patients completed validated, self-report measures of pain, functioning, and mood and were longitudinally assessed for 6 months after surgery. Among(More)
Depression may be a critical factor in the initiation and maintenance of opioids. This study investigated the association among opioid use, pain, and depression in patients evaluated at a university-based outpatient pain clinic. Of the 2,104 new patients included, 55.89% reported current opioid use and showed a worse phenotypic profile (eg, higher pain(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the clinical and financial implications of preoperative opioid use in major abdominal surgery. BACKGROUND Opioids are increasingly used to manage chronic pain, and chronic opioid users are challenging to care for perioperatively. Given the epidemic of opioid-related morbidity and mortality, it is critical to understand how(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Facet interventions for spine pain have high failure rates, and preprocedural prediction of response is nearly impossible. A potential explanation may be aberrant central pain processing as that existing in conditions like fibromyalgia. To test this hypothesis, we conducted a retrospective study investigating the impact of having(More)