Funding/Support: This material is the result of work supported with resources and the use of facilities at MEDVAMC, Houston, Texas.
Institutional Review: The institutional review boards of MEDVAMC and Baylor College of Medicine approved this research, and the authors have fully complied with APA ethical standards throughout this research project.
DeBakey Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (MEDVAMC), Hous ton, TX; and Department of Educational Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX; (2) Neurology Care Line, MEDVAMC, Houston, TX; and Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; (3) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; and Brain Injury Research Center, TIRR Memorial Hermann, Houston, TX; (4) Department of Neuropsychology, TIRR Memorial Hermann, Houston, TX; (5) Department of Neuropsychology, Scott & White Neuroscience Institute and Plummer Movement Disorders Center, Temple, TX
MEDVAMC recently initiated clinical use of a surgical robotic system to perform minimally invasive gynecological operations, including hysterectomies.
Last year, MEDVAMC added a mental-health inpatient unit with ten beds especially for women veterans.
Women veterans who obtain their care at one of the VA outpatient clinics receive the same services, including well-woman exams and mental-health services, as those who seek care at the MEDVAMC.
To enhance its patient safety initiatives, MEDVAMC will implement TheraDoc's patented Expert System Platform([R]) and two of its knowledge modules, the Infection Control Assistant([R]) and Antibiotic Assistant([R]).
These technologies are configured to provide MEDVAMC, and other VA Hospitals, with multiple infection prevention and control and antimicrobial management capabilities.
After the 21 days, the participants again returned to the MEDVAMC to complete another packet of questionnaires and return the CES unit.
Abbreviations: ASIA = American Spinal Injury Association, BPI = Brief Pain Inventory, CES = cranial electrotherapy stimulation, MEDVAMC = Michael E.
This material was based on work supported by the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Center of Excellence on Healthy Aging with Disabilities, MEDVAMC, grant E0802-C.