We have selected some publications from our lab that are relevant to the topic of health services and outcomes research. The list is not intended to be comprehensive and updated, as our members’ productivity is extremely dynamic.

Selected Research Publications

Jones, F.J.S.; Sanches, P.R.; Smith, J.R.; Zafar, S.; Hernandez-Diaz, S.; Blacker, D.; Hsu, J.; Schwamm, L.H.; Westover, M.B.; Moura, L.M.V.R. Seizure prophylaxis after spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage: a decision analysis. JAMA Neurology. 2021 July 26. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2021.2249

Jones, F.J.S.; Sanches, P.R.; Smith, J.R.; Zafar, S.; Hernandez-Diaz, S.; Blacker, D.; Hsu, J.; Schwamm, L.H.; Westover, M.B.; Moura, L.M.V.R. Anticonvulsant primary and secondary prophylaxis for acute ischemic stroke patients: a decision analysis. Stroke. 2021. Online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.033299

Moura LMVR, Festa N, Price M, Volya M, Benson NM, Zafar S, Weiss M, Blacker D, Normand SL, Newhouse JP, Hsu J. Identifying Medicare beneficiaries with dementia. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2021 Apr 26. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17183. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33901296. DOI: 10.1111/jgs.17183

Moura, L.M.V.R.; Donahue, M.A.; Smith, J.R.; Sanches, P.R.; Zafar, S.F.; Hoch, DB. Telemedicine can Support High Quality Epilepsy Care during the COVID pandemic. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2021; 36:5-16. DOI: 10.1097/01.JMQ.0000733444.71245.6c

Donahue, M.A.; Herman, S.T.; Dass, D.; Farrell, K.; Kukla, A.; Abend, N.S.; Moura, L.M.V.R.; Buchhalter, J.; Fureman B. Establishing a Learning Healthcare System to Improve Health Outcomes for People with Epilepsy. Epilepsy & behavior. 2021; 107805. DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2021.107805

Moura, L.M.V.R.; Smith J.R.; Yan Z.; Blacker, D.; Schwamm, L.H.; Newhouse, J.P.; Hernandez-Diaz, S. Hsu, J. Patterns of anticonvulsant use and adverse drug events in older adults. Pharmacoepidemiology Drug Safety. 2020; 1– 9. DOI: 10.1002/pds.5139

Smith J.R.; Jones F.J.S.; Fureman B.; Buchhalter, J.; Herman, S.T.; Ayub, N.; McGraw, C.; Hoch, D.B.; Moura, L.M.V.R. Accuracy of ICD-10-CM claims-based definitions for epilepsy and seizure type. Epilepsy Research. 2020; 166: 106414. DOI: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2020.106414

Jones, F.J.S.; Smith, J.R.; Ayub, N.; Herman, S.T.; Buchhalter, J.R.; Fureman, B.E.; Cash, S.S.; Hoch, D.B.; Moura, L.M.V.R. Implementing standardized provider documentation in a tertiary epilepsy clinic. Neurology. 2020;95(2): e213-e23. DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000009778

Jones F.J.S.; Ezzeddine, F.L.; Herman, S.T.; Buchhalter, J.; Fureman, B.; Moura, L.M.V.R. A feasibility assessment of functioning and quality-of-life patient-reported outcome measures in adult epilepsy clinics: A systematic review. Epilepsy & Behavior. 2020; 102: 106704. DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2019.106704

Moura, L.M.V.R.; Magliocco, B.; Ney, J.P.; Cheng, E.M.; Esper, G.J.; Hoch, D.B. Implementation of quality measures and patient-reported outcomes in an epilepsy clinic. Neurology 2019; 93: e2032-e41. DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000008548

Moura, L.M.V.R.; Smith, J.R.; Blacker, D.; Vogeli, C.; Schwamm, L.H.; Cole, A.J.; Hernandez-Diaz, S.; Hsu, J. Epilepsy Among Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries: A validated approach to identify prevalent and incident epilepsy. Medical Care. 2019;57(4):318-324.DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001072 | Download PDF

Moura, L.M.V.R.; Smith, J.R.; Blacker, D.; Vogeli, C.; Schwamm, L.H.; Hsu, J. Medicare claims can identify post-stroke epilepsy. Epilepsy Research. 2019;151:40-47 DOI: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2019.02.002 | Download PDF

Moura, L.M.V.R.; Price, M.; Cole, A.J.; Hoch, D.B.; Hsu, J. Accuracy of claims-based algorithms for epilepsy research: Revealing the unseen performance of claims-based studies. Epilepsia. 2017 Apr;58(4):683-691. Download PDF

Moura, L.M.V.R.; Westover, M.B.; Thorn, E.; Cole, A.J.C.; Hsu, J. Causal inference as an emerging statistical approach in neurology: An example for epilepsy in the elderly. Clinical Epidemiology; 2017; 9:9-18. DOI: 10.2147/CLEP.S121023 | Download PDF

Moura, L.M.V.R.; Eskandar, E.; Hassan, M.; Salinas, J.; Cole, A.J.; Hoch, D.B., Cash, S.; Hsu, J. Anterior Temporal Lobectomy for Older Adults with Mesial Temporal Sclerosis. Epilepsy Res. 2016 Nov;127:358-365. Download PDF

Moura, L.M.V.R.; Schwamm, E.; Junior, V.M.; Seitz, M.P.; Hsu, J.; Cole, A.J.; Schwamm, L.H. Patient reported financial barriers to adherence to treatment in neurology. ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research. 2016; 8: 685-69. DOI: 10.2147/CEOR.S119971 | Download PDF

Moura, L.M.V.R.; Carneiro, T.C.; Kwasnik, D.; Moura Junior, V.F.; Scott, C.; Cohen, J.; Guanci, M.M.; Hoch, D.B.; Hsu, J.; Cole, A.J.; Westover, M.B. cEEG-electrode-related pressure ulcers in acutely hospitalized patients. Neurology: Clinical Practice. 2016, 2163-0933. Download PDF

Moura, L.M.V.R.; Schwamm, E.; M. Junior, V.; Seitz, M.P.; Hsu, J.; Cole, A.J.; Schwamm, L.H. Feasibility of the Collection of Patient-Reported Outcomes in an Ambulatory Neurology Clinic. Neurology. 2016; 87:1-8. DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000003409 | Download PDF

Moura, L. M.V.R.; Carneiro, T.; Cole, A.J.; Hsu, J.; Vickrey, B.G.; Hoch, D.B. Association between addressing anti-seizure drug side-effects and patient-reported medication adherence in epilepsy. Patient Preference and Adherence. 2016; 10: 2197-2207. DOI: 10.2147/PPA.S119973 | Download PDF

Moura, L.M.V.R.; Carneiro, T.S.; Thorn, L.T.; Seitz, M.P.; Hsu, J.; Cole, A.J.; Vickrey, B.G.; Hoch, D.B. Patient Perceptions of Physician-Documented Quality Care in Epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behav. 2016 Sept;62:90-6. Download PDF

Beg, J.M.; Anderson, T.D.; Francis, K.; Meckley, L.M.; Fitzhenry, D.; Foster, T.; Sukhtankar, S.; Kanes, S.J.; Moura, L.M.V.R. Burden of illness for super-refractory status epilepticus patients. Journal of Medical Economics. 2016 Aug;JME-2015-0185.

Moura, L.M.V.R.; Mendez, D.Y.; Jesus, J.D.; Andrade, R.A.; Weissman, J.S.; Vickrey, B.G.; Hoch, D.B. Association of adherence to epilepsy quality standards with seizure control. Epilepsy Res. 2015 Nov; 117:35-41. Download PDF

Moura, L.M.V.R.; Mendez, D.Y.; De Jesus, J.; Andrade, R.; Hoch, D.B. Quality care in epilepsy: Women’s counseling and its association with folic acid prescription or recommendation. Epilepsy & Behavior. 2015 Feb 20;44C:151-154. Download PDF

Moura, L.M.V.R.; Shafi, M.M.; Ng, M.; Pati, S.; Rosenthal, E.S.; Cash, S.S.; Cole, A.J.; Hoch, D.B.; Westover, M.B. Spectrogram screening of adult EEGs is sensitive and efficient. Neurology. 2014 Jul 1;83(1):56-64. Download PDF

Westover, M.B.; Shafi, M.M.; Bianchi, M.T.; Moura, L.M.V.R.; O’Rourke, D.; Rosenthal, E.S.; Chu, C.J.; Donovan, S.; Hoch, D.B.; Kilbride, R.D.; Cole, A.J.; Cash, S.S. The probability of seizures during EEG monitoring in critically ill adults. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2014 Jul;126(3):463-71.

You can find an up-to-date list of Dr. Moura’s publications at Google Scholar or PubMed.