Kenneth Edwin Schmader, MD

Professor of Medicine
Director of the GRECC and ACOS for Geriatrics and Extended Care
Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
Campus mail Duke Box 3469, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 660-7572
Email address schma001@mc.duke.edu

Dr. Schmader's primary area of research is herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) and vaccines in older adults. He conducts pre-clinical, epidemiological and intervention studies of zoster and PHN, particularly with the zoster and influenza vaccines. He is involved with other adult vaccine development in older adults. With colleagues in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Schmader investigates other infections in older adults.

Another major research focus is adverse drug reactions, medication prescribing and pharmacoepidemiology in the elderly. The objective of the medication work is to reduce adverse drug reactions, improve inappropriate prescribing and determine drug use patterns in the elderly.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Geriatrics, Medicine, Duke University, 1986 - 1988
  • Chief Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1983 - 1983
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1980 - 1983
  • M.D., Wake Forest University, 1980

Publications

Schmader, K. "Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia in Older Adults." Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 23, no. 3 (2007): 615-632.

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17631237
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Hadjistavropoulos, T, Herr, K, Turk, DC, Fine, PG, Dworkin, RH, Helme, R, Jackson, K, Parmelee, PA, Rudy, TE, Lynn Beattie, B, Chibnall, JT, Craig, KD, Ferrell, B, Ferrell, B, Fillingim, RB, Gagliese, L, Gallagher, R, Gibson, SJ, Harrison, EL, Katz, B, Keefe, FJ, Lieber, SJ, Lussier, D, Schmader, KE, Tait, RC, Weiner, DK, and Williams, J. "An interdisciplinary expert consensus statement on assessment of pain in older persons." The Clinical Journal of Pain 23, no. 1 Suppl (January 2007): S1-43.

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17179836
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Lindblad, CI, Hanlon, JT, Gross, CR, Sloane, RJ, Pieper, CF, Hajjar, ER, Ruby, CM, Schmader, KE, and Multidisciplinary Consensus Panel, . "Clinically important drug-disease interactions and their prevalence in older adults." Clinical Therapeutics 28, no. 8 (August 2006): 1133-1143.

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16982290
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Lee, J, Singletary, R, Schmader, K, Anderson, DJ, Bolognesi, M, and Kaye, KS. "Surgical site infection in the elderly following orthopaedic surgery. Risk factors and outcomes." J Bone Joint Surg Am 88, no. 8 (August 2006): 1705-1712.

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16882891
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Hanlon, JT, Pieper, CF, Hajjar, ER, Sloane, RJ, Lindblad, CI, Ruby, CM, and Schmader, KE. "Incidence and predictors of all and preventable adverse drug reactions in frail elderly persons after hospital stay." The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 61, no. 5 (May 2006): 511-515.

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16720750
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Weiner, DK, and Schmader, KE. "Postherpetic pain: more than sensory neuralgia?." Pain Med 7, no. 3 (May 2006): 243-249.

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16712624
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Kaye, KS, Sloane, R, Sexton, DJ, and Schmader, KA. "Risk factors for surgical site infections in older people." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 54, no. 3 (March 2006): 391-396.

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16551304
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Schmader, KE, and Twersky, J. "Herpes zoster, cellulitis, and scabies." In Infection Management for Geriatrics in Long-Term Care Facilities, Second Edition, 277-296. January 1, 2006.

Scholars@Duke

Kaiser, RM, Schmader, KE, Pieper, CF, Lindblad, CI, Ruby, CM, and Hanlon, JT. "Therapeutic failure-related hospitalisations in the frail elderly." Drugs & Aging 23, no. 7 (January 2006): 579-586.

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16930086
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Schmader, K. "Treatment and prevention strategies for herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia in older adults." Clinical Geriatrics 14, no. 1 (2006): 26-33.

Scholars@Duke

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