Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice

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Strassels, Scott, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Health Outcomes
& Pharmacy Practice
PHR 3.208D
512-471-5657
scotts@austin.utexas.edu


Publlications

Strassels S.  Danger in your pill bottle?  Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy 2009;23:365-367.

Cohen SP, Brown C, Kurihara C, Plunkett A, Nguyen C, Strassels SA.  Diagnoses and factors affecting return-to-duty in personnel medically evacuated from Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.  Lancet.  In press.

Craig BM, Strassels SA.  Out-of-pocket Prices of Opioid Analgesics in the United States, 1999-2004.  Pain Medicine.  In press.

Cohen SP, Kurihara C, Strassels SA, Buckenmaier CC 3rd, McLean B, Riedy G, Seltzer S. Randomized, double-blinded computed tomographic study evaluating the accuracy of 0.25 ml and 0.5 ml cervical facet joint nerve (medial branch) blocks.  Anesthesiology.  In Press.

Strassels SA.  Economic burden of opioid misuse and abuse.  Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy 2009;15:556-562.

Cohen SP, Strassels S, Kurihara C, Crooks MT, Bleckner LL, Forsythe A, Marcuson M.  Outcome predictors for sacroiliac (lateral branch) radiofrequency denervation. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2009;34:206-214.

Bain KT, Maxwell TL, Strassels SA, Whellan DJ.  Hospice use among patients with heart failure.  American Heart Journal 2009;158:118-25.

Cohen SP, Strassels SA, Foster L, Marvel J, Williams K, Crooks M, Gross A, Kurihara C, Nguyen C, Williams N.  Comparison of fluoroscopically guided and blind corticosteroid injections for greater trochanteric pain syndrome: multicenter, randomized, controlled trial.  BMJ 2009;338:b1088.  doi:10.1136/bmj.b1088.

Strassels SA.  Pain in older adults.  Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 2008;24:275-98.

Strassels SA.  Cognitive effects of opioids.  Current Pain and Headache Reports 2007;12:32-36.

Strassels SA ,Blough DK, Hazlet TK, Veenstra DL, Sullivan SD. Pain, demographics, and clinical characteristics in persons who received hospice care in the United States. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2006;32:519-531.

Strassels SA , Miscalculated Risk. Web M & M. Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web. Available at: http://www.webmm.ahrq.gov/case.aspx?caseID=132 Accessed 08/15/06.

Strassels SA , McNicol E, Suleman R. Postoperative pain management: A practical review, part 2. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists 2005;62:2019-2025.

Strassels SA , McNicol E, Suleman R. Postoperative pain management: A practical review, part 1. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists 2005;62:1904-1916.

McNicol E, Strassels SA , Goudas L, Lau J, Carr DB. NSAIDS or paracetamol, alone or combined with opioids, for cancer pain. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD005180. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005180. This version first published online: 20 April 2005 in Issue 2, 2005.

Strassels SA , McNicol E, Wagner AK, Rogers WH, Gouveia WA, Carr DB. Persistent postoperative pain, health-related quality of life, and functioning one month after hospital discharge. Acute Pain 2004;6(3-4):95-104.

McNicol E, Strassels S , Goudas L, Lau J, Carr D. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, alone or combined with opioids, for cancer pain: a systematic review. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2004;22:1975-92.

Wurm WH, Concepcion M, Sternlicht A, Carabuena JM, Robelen G, Goudas LC, Strassels SA , Carr DB. Preoperative interscalene block for elective shoulder surgery: loss of benefit over early postoperative block after patient discharge to home. Anesthesia & Analgesia 2003;97:1620-1626.

Schumann R, Shikora S, Weiss JM, Wurm H, Strassels S , Carr DB. A comparison of multimodal perioperative analgesia to epidural pain management after gastric bypass surgery. Anesthesia & Analgesia 2003;96:469-474.

Strassels SA , Chen C, Carr DB. Postoperative Analgesia: Economics, Resource Use, and Patient Satisfaction in an Urban Teaching Hospital. Anesthesia & Analgesia 2002;94:130-7.

Strassels SA , Smith DH, Sullivan SD, Mahajan PS. The costs of treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the United States. Chest 2001;119:344-352.

Strassels S , Rosenberg M. Helping reduce medical errors. Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society 2000;49:38-40.

Rosenberg MD, Strassels SA . Serotonin-active drugs. Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society 2000;48:48-50.

Strassels SA , Carr DB, Meldrum M, Cousins MJ. Toward a canon of the pain and analgesia literature: a citation analysis. Anesthesia & Analgesia 1999;89:1528-33.

Chieng CK, Kulich RJ, Strassels S . Eating disorders and chronic pain. Current Pain and Headache Reports 1999;3:78-84.

Strassels S . The cox-2 inhibitors. Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society 1999;48(3):43-44.

Strassels SA . Economic consequences of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine 1999;5:100-104.

Hahn BA, Yan S, Strassels SA . Impact of irritable bowel syndrome on quality of life and resource use in the United States and United Kingdom. Digestion 1999;60:77-81.

Strassels S . Summary of recent changes in Massachusetts law. American Pain Society Bulletin 1998;8:3,14.

Strassels SA , Sullivan SD. Clinical and economic considerations of vaccination against varicella. Pharmacotherapy 1997;17:133-139.


Book Chapters

Strassels SA , Carr DB. Assessment of acute pain and condition-specific health-related quality of life. In Wittink HM, Carr DB, eds. Pain Management: Evidence, Outcomes and Quality of Life. In Press.

Wittink HM, Carr DB, Strassels SA . Outcomes - terms and definitions. In Wittink HM, Carr DB, eds. Pain Management: Evidence, Outcomes and Quality of Life. In Press.

Strassels SA . Pharmacoeconomics: A Refresher. In: Board Certification Preparatory Course Book. Kansas City, MO: American College of Clinical Pharmacy; 2004.

Sullivan SD, Strassels SA . Health economics. In Barnes PJ, Drazen JM, Renard S, Thomson NC, eds. Asthma and COPD. Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Management. Amsterdam; Academic Press; 2002.

Wittink H, Strassels SA , Carr DB. Outcomes assessment in patients with chronic noncancer pain. In Wittink H, Michel TH, eds. Chronic Pain Management for Physical Therapists, 2 nd edition. Boston, MA; Butterworth Heineman; 2002.

Strassels SA , Sukiennik A, Barrett AM. Pharmacologic treatment of chronic pain. In Wittink H, Michel TH, eds. Chronic Pain Management for Physical Therapists, 2 nd edition. Boston, MA; Butterworth Heineman; 2002.

Strassels SA , Cynn D, Carr DB. Pain-related outcomes research in managed care: instruments and assessment. In Kulich R, Lande S, eds. Managed Pain Care: A Handbook for Pain Specialists. Glenview, IL; American Pain Society; 2000.


Abstracts

Strassels SA, Blough DK, Veenstra DV, Hazlet TK, Sullivan SD. The association of demographic and clinical characteristics with pain in persons who received hospice care in the United States (US) [Abstract]. Journal of Pain 2007. In press.

Strassels SA , Sullivan SD, Blough DK, Hazlet TK, Maxwell T, Reifsnyder J, Veenstra DL. Severe pain in persons who received hospice care in the United States (US) [Abstract]. Value in Health 2005;8:412.

Strassels SA , Grossman P, Blough DK, Sullivan SD, Colucci S, Richard P, Strauss ME. Patient satisfaction with pain management 28 days after total knee arthroplasty [Abstract]. Value in Health 2005;8:413.

Strassels SA , Sullivan SD, Blough DK, Hazlet TK, Maxwell T, Reifsnyder J, Veenstra DL. Characterization of pain in persons who received hospice care in the United States (US) [Abstract]. Journal of Pain 2005;6(3, supplement 1):S71.

Sullivan SD, Strassels SA , Blough DK, Au DH, Kirchdoerfer L, Weiss KB. Development of a respiratory outcome measure for chronic bronchitis: the Respiratory Symptom Profile (ReSP) [Abstract]. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2002;165(8):A833.

Strassels S , Chen C, Carr D, McDonagh M, Gouveia W, Wurm H. Postoperative pain severity after abdominal or orthopedic surgery: interim results [Abstract]. Value in Health 2000;3:64.

Strassels S , Chen C, Carr D, McDonagh M, Gouveia W, Wurm H. Costs incurred during inpatient admission for common surgeries: preliminary results [Abstract]. Value in Health 2000;3:147.

Strassels S , Chen C, Carr D, McDonagh M, Gouveia W, Wurm H. Postoperative pain relief, interference with activities, and satisfaction: preliminary results [Abstract]. Value in Health 2000;3:149.

Strassels SA , Carr DB, Cynn DJ, McDonagh MM, Gouveia WA, Rogers WH. SF-36 versus SF-12 scores in persons at home one month after surgery [Abstract]. 9 th World Congress on Pain 1999; Abstract 325:599.

Strassels SA , Carr DB, McDonagh MM, Gouveia WA, Rogers B. Short-Form 36 (SF-36) scores in patients with postoperative pain compared to US norms [Abstract]. Quality of Life Research 1998;7:667.

Strassels SA , Carr D, McDonagh MM, Gouveia WA, Rogers W. An integrated model of caring for pain patients in the community setting after hospital discharge: conceptualization and early results [Abstract]. American Pain Society Annual Meeting 1998; Abstract 900:199.

Lloyd KB, Lee JT, Strassels S . The relative effects of fellowship training on career path, job satisfaction and burnout, and quality of life [Abstract]. Pharmacotherapy 1998;18:430.

Strassels SA , Smith DH, Mahajan P, Sullivan SD. Self-reported health status is related to the cost of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the united states [Abstract]. Pharmacotherapy 1997;17:1107.

Strassels SA , Smith DH, Mahajan PS, Sullivan SD. Characterization of the costs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by smoking history in the US [Abstract]. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 1997;155(4, part 2 of 2):A716.

Strassels SA , Hahn BA. Short-Form 36 (SF-36) scores in patients with irritable bowel syndrome compared with US norms [abstract]. Digestive Diseases Week Annual Meeting 1997; Abstract 4262, A-1068.

Strassels SA , Hahn BA. Comparison of irritable bowel syndrome quality of life scores between patients in the United States and the United Kingdom [Abstract]. Digestive Diseases Week Annual Meeting 1997; Abstract 2089, A-524.

Strassels SA , Hahn BA. Resource use among patients with irritable bowel syndrome in the United States [Abstract]. Digestive Diseases Week Annual Meeting 1997; Abstract 4263, A-1068.

Lee JT, Strassels SA , Townsend RJ. The relative effects of fellowship training on career path, job satisfaction and burnout, and quality of life [Abstract]. International Pharmaceutical Abstracts 1996;33(21):2345.

Strassels S , Sullivan S, Smith D. Characterization of the costs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the US [Abstract]. The European Respiratory Journal 1996;9(Supplement 23):421s.


Presentations

Acute pain and outcomes research (March 2006)
Anesthesia Grand Rounds, University Hospital
San Antonio, TX

Pharmacoeconomics: A Refresher (June 2004)
American College of Clinical Pharmacy Board Certification Preparatory Course
Austin, TX

Cognitive Effects of Opioids (August 2002)
Satellte Symposium for the 10th World Congress on Pain
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Treatment of Acute Pain (August 2001)
Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System

Cox-2 Inhibitors (May 2001)
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA

The Treatment of Acute Pain: We Can Do Better! (January 2001)
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Treatment of Postoperative Pain Severity After Abdominal or Orthopedic Surgery: Interim Results (March 2000)
International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Annual Meeting
Crystal City, VA

The Role of the Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibitors in the Treatment of Acute Pain (March 2000)
Brockton, MA Veteran's Administration Medical Center

The Role of the Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibitors in the Treatment of Acute Pain (February 2000)
New England Medical Center, Boston, MA

Treatment and Outcomes of Acute and Cancer Pain (November 1999)
Greater Lowell Pharmacy Association
Massachusetts Pharmacy Continuing Education

Acute Pain: Treatment and Outcomes (October 1999)
HealthAlliance Hospital, Leominster, MA
Massachusetts Board of Nursing HA 456

Pain: Treatment, Assessment, and Quality of Life (October 1998)
Northeastern University Continuing Education Presentation
American Cuncil on Pharmaceutical Education 027-000-98-012-L01

Clinical Assessment of Pain and Health-Related Quality of Life (June 1998)
Comprehensive Review of Pain Management for the Practicing Physician
Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education

Drug Policy and Varicella Vaccination (March 1996)
Pharmacoepidemiology, Pharmacy 533, University of Washington

Pharmacoeconomics and the Varicella Vaccine (November 1995)
South Puget Sound Society of Health-System Pharmacists (Washigton State continuing education program)


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Last Reviewed: December 7, 2009

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Mailing Address:
Pharmacy Practice
The University of Texas
at Austin
2409 University Ave.
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Austin, TX, USA
78712-1113

Email Address: pharmacy
@austin.utexas.edu

Phone:
1-512-232-2622


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