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

Kaye, KS, Schmader, KE, and Sawyer, R. "Surgical site infection in the elderly population." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 39, no. 12 (December 2004): 1835-1841.

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15578408
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Hanlon, JT, Landerman, LR, Artz, MB, Gray, SL, Fillenbaum, GG, and Schmader, KE. "Histamine2 receptor antagonist use and decline in cognitive function among community dwelling elderly." Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 13, no. 11 (November 2004): 781-787.

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15386717
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Hanlon, JT, and Schmader, KE. "Three articles concerning pain management in the elderly." American Journal Geriatric Pharmacotherapy 2, no. 3 (September 1, 2004): 155-156.

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Coplan, PM, Schmader, K, Nikas, A, Chan, ISF, Choo, P, Levin, MJ, Johnson, G, Bauer, M, Williams, HM, Kaplan, KM, Guess, HA, and Oxman, MN. "Development of a measure of the burden of pain due to herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia for prevention trials: adaptation of the brief pain inventory." The Journal of Pain : Official Journal of the American Pain Society 5, no. 6 (August 2004): 344-356.

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15336639
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Schmader, KE, and Hanlon, JT. "Completion of our first year." American Journal Geriatric Pharmacotherapy 2, no. 2 (June 1, 2004): 91-null.

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McGarry, SA, Engemann, JJ, Schmader, K, Sexton, DJ, and Kaye, KS. "Surgical-site infection due to Staphylococcus aureus among elderly patients: mortality, duration of hospitalization, and cost." Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25, no. 6 (June 2004): 461-467.

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15242192
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Fillenbaum, GG, Hanlon, JT, Landerman, LR, Artz, MB, O'Connor, H, Dowd, B, Gross, CR, Boult, C, Garrard, J, and Schmader, KE. "Impact of inappropriate drug use on health services utilization among representative older community-dwelling residents." Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 2, no. 2 (June 2004): 92-101.

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15555485
Scholars@Duke

Schmader, KE, Hanlon, JT, Pieper, CF, Sloane, R, Ruby, CM, Twersky, J, Francis, SD, Branch, LG, Lindblad, CI, Artz, M, Weinberger, M, Feussner, JR, and Cohen, HJ. "Effects of geriatric evaluation and management on adverse drug reactions and suboptimal prescribing in the frail elderly." The American Journal of Medicine 116, no. 6 (March 2004): 394-401.

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15006588
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Schmader, K. "Herpes Zoster in the Long-Term Care Setting." Annals of Long Term Care 12, no. 1 (January 1, 2004): 38-42. (Review)

Scholars@Duke

Hanlon, JT, and Schmader, KE. "A case series, reviews, and an approach to improving adherence in older patients with chronic heart failure." American Journal Geriatric Pharmacotherapy 2, no. 1 (January 1, 2004): 1-2.

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