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URSULA BRAUN

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine
AddressOne Baylor Plaza- M320
Houston TX 77030
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    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
    DepartmentCenter for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
    DivisionCtr for Med Ethics & Health Policy


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    1. Braun UK. Experiences with POLST: Opportunities for Improving Advance Care Planning : Editorial & Comment on: "Use of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment among California Nursing Home Residents". J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Oct; 31(10):1111-2. PMID: 27400923; PMCID: PMC5023617 [Available on 10/01/17].
    2. Sajan M, Hansen B, Ivey R, Sajan J, Ari C, Song S, Braun U, Leitges M, Farese-Higgs M, Farese RV. Brain Insulin Signaling Is Increased in Insulin-Resistant States and Decreases in FOXOs and PGC-1? and Increases in A?1-40/42 and Phospho-Tau May Abet Alzheimer Development. Diabetes. 2016 Jul; 65(7):1892-903. PMID: 26895791; PMCID: PMC4915579 [Available on 07/01/17].
    3. Menon S, McCullough LB, Beyth RJ, Ford ME, Espadas D, Braun UK. Use of a values inventory as a discussion aid about end-of-life care: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Palliat Support Care. 2016 Aug; 14(4):330-40. PMID: 26458331.
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    4. Sajan MP, Ivey RA, Lee M, Mastorides S, Jurczak MJ, Samuels VT, Shulman GI, Braun U, Leitges M, Farese RV. PKC? haploinsufficiency prevents diabetes by a mechanism involving alterations in hepatic enzymes. Mol Endocrinol. 2014 Jul; 28(7):1097-107. PMID: 24877563; PMCID: PMC4075159.
    5. Braun UK, Beyth RJ, Ford ME, Espadas D, McCullough LB. Decision-making styles of seriously ill male Veterans for end-of-life care: Autonomists, Altruists, Authorizers, Absolute Trusters, and Avoiders. Patient Educ Couns. 2014 Mar; 94(3):334-41. PMID: 24365071.
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    6. Sajan MP, Jurzak MJ, Samuels VT, Shulman GI, Braun U, Leitges M, Farese RV. Impairment of insulin-stimulated glucose transport and ERK activation by adipocyte-specific knockout of PKC-? produces a phenotype characterized by diminished adiposity and enhanced insulin suppression of hepatic gluconeogenesis. Adipocyte. 2014 Jan 1; 3(1):19-29. PMID: 24575365; PMCID: PMC3917928.
    7. Braun UK, Gill AC, Teal CR, Morrison LJ. The utility of reflective writing after a palliative care experience: can we assess medical students' professionalism? J Palliat Med. 2013 Nov; 16(11):1342-9. PMID: 23937062; PMCID: PMC3822362.
    8. Wagle KC, Rowan PJ, Poon OY, Kunik ME, Taffet GE, Braun UK. Initiation of cholinesterase inhibitors in an inpatient setting. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2013 Jun; 28(4):377-83. PMID: 23702586.
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    9. Asghar-Ali AA, Wagle KC, Braun UK. Depression in terminally ill patients: dilemmas in diagnosis and treatment. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2013 May; 45(5):926-33. PMID: 23571209.
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    10. Dy SM, Harman SM, Braun UK, Howie LJ, Harris PF, Jayes RL. To stent or not to stent: an evidence-based approach to palliative procedures at the end of life. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Apr; 43(4):795-801. PMID: 22464354; PMCID: PMC4696003.
    11. Sajan MP, Nimal S, Mastorides S, Acevedo-Duncan M, Kahn CR, Fields AP, Braun U, Leitges M, Farese RV. Correction of metabolic abnormalities in a rodent model of obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes mellitus by inhibitors of hepatic protein kinase C-?. Metabolism. 2012 Apr; 61(4):459-69. PMID: 22225955; PMCID: PMC3786325.
    12. Harris PF, Arnold RM, Braun UK, Fromme E, Ghermay R, Harman S, Jayes RL, Walling AM. Update in palliative care--2011. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 May; 27(5):582-7. PMID: 22127796; PMCID: PMC3326102.
    13. Braun UK, McCullough LB. Preventing life-sustaining treatment by default. Ann Fam Med. 2011 May-Jun; 9(3):250-6. PMID: 21555753; PMCID: PMC3090434.
    14. Poon I, Lal LS, Ford ME, Braun UK. Racial/ethnic differences in blood pressure control and medication utilization in a cohort of older veterans with dementia. Am J Ther. 2010 Jan-Feb; 17(1):34-41. PMID: 19535967.
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    15. Braun UK, Ford ME, Beyth RJ, McCullough LB. The physician's professional role in end-of-life decision-making: voices of racially and ethnically diverse physicians. Patient Educ Couns. 2010 Jul; 80(1):3-9. PMID: 19948388; PMCID: PMC2891864.
    16. Lin AP, Orengo-Nania S, Braun UK. The PCP's role in chronic open-angle glaucoma. Geriatrics. 2009 Jul; 64(7):20-8. PMID: 19586087.
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    17. Braun UK, Naik AD, McCullough LB. Reconceptualizing the experience of surrogate decision making: reports vs genuine decisions. Ann Fam Med. 2009 May-Jun; 7(3):249-53. PMID: 19433843; PMCID: PMC2682974.
    18. Poon I, Lal LS, Ford ME, Braun UK. Racial/ethnic disparities in medication use among veterans with hypertension and dementia: a national cohort study. Ann Pharmacother. 2009 Feb; 43(2):185-93. PMID: 19193586.
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    19. Abbas Asghar-Ali A, Braun UK. Depression in geriatric patients. Minerva Med. 2009 Feb; 100(1):105-13. PMID: 19277008.
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    20. Braun UK, McCullough LB, Beyth RJ, Wray NP, Kunik ME, Morgan RO. Racial and ethnic differences in the treatment of seriously ill patients: a comparison of African-American, Caucasian and Hispanic veterans. J Natl Med Assoc. 2008 Sep; 100(9):1041-51. PMID: 18807433.
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    21. Braun UK, Kunik ME, Pham C. Treating depression in terminally ill patients can optimize their physical comfort at the end of life and provide them the opportunity to confront and prepare for death. Geriatrics. 2008 Jun; 63(6):25-7. PMID: 18512998.
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    22. Braun UK, Beyth RJ, Ford ME, McCullough LB. Voices of African American, Caucasian, and Hispanic surrogates on the burdens of end-of-life decision making. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Mar; 23(3):267-74. PMID: 18172738; PMCID: PMC2359470.
    23. Braun UK, Beyth RJ, Ford ME, McCullough LB. Defining limits in care of terminally ill patients. BMJ. 2007 Feb 3; 334(7587):239-41. PMID: 17272566; PMCID: PMC1790782.
    24. Poon IO, Lal L, Brown EN, Braun UK. The impact of pharmacist-managed oral anticoagulation therapy in older veterans. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2007 Feb; 32(1):21-9. PMID: 17286786.
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    25. Krishnan LL, Petersen NJ, Snow AL, Cully JA, Schulz PE, Graham DP, Morgan RO, Braun U, Moffett ML, Yu HJ, Kunik ME. Prevalence of dementia among Veterans Affairs medical care system users. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2005; 20(4):245-53. PMID: 16088141.
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    26. Poon IO, Braun U. High prevalence of orthostatic hypotension and its correlation with potentially causative medications among elderly veterans. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2005 Apr; 30(2):173-8. PMID: 15811171.
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    27. Braun UK, Rabeneck L, McCullough LB, Urbauer DL, Wray NP, Lairson DR, Beyth RJ. Decreasing use of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube feeding for veterans with dementia-racial differences remain. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Feb; 53(2):242-8. PMID: 15673347.
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    28. Braun UK, Kunik ME. Behavioral disturbances in dementia: finding the cause(s). Geriatrics. 2004 Dec; 59(12):32, 34. PMID: 15667020.
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    29. Kunik ME, Braun U, Stanley MA, Wristers K, Molinari V, Stoebner D, Orengo CA. One session cognitive behavioural therapy for elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Psychol Med. 2001 May; 31(4):717-23. PMID: 11352373.
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