Eric M Mortensen

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Affiliation: University of Texas Health Science Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The impact of prior outpatient ACE inhibitor use on 30-day mortality for patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia
    Eric M Mortensen
    VERDICT Research Center, Audie L Murphy VA Hospital, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    BMC Pulm Med 5:12. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Impact of previous statin and angiotensin II receptor blocker use on mortality in patients hospitalized with sepsis
    Eric M Mortensen
    VERDICT Research Center, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas 78284, USA
    Pharmacotherapy 27:1619-26. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Assessment of mortality after long-term follow-up of patients with community-acquired pneumonia
    Eric M Mortensen
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, and Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:1617-24. 2003
  4. pmc Racial variations in processes of care for patients with community-acquired pneumonia
    Eric M Mortensen
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Audie L, Murphy VA Hospital, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:20. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Effects of guideline-concordant antimicrobial therapy on mortality among patients with community-acquired pneumonia
    Eric M Mortensen
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Veterans Evidence Based Research Dissemination and Implementation Center, and South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas 78284, USA
    Am J Med 117:726-31. 2004
  6. pmc The effect of prior statin use on 30-day mortality for patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia
    Eric M Mortensen
    VERDICT Research Center, Audie L Murphy VA Hospital, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Respir Res 6:82. 2005
  7. pmc Diagnosis of pulmonary malignancy after hospitalization for pneumonia
    Eric M Mortensen
    VERDICT Research Program and South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie L Murphy Division, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Am J Med 123:66-71. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Guideline-concordant antibiotic use and survival among patients with community-acquired pneumonia admitted to the intensive care unit
    Christopher R Frei
    University of Texas at Austin, College of Pharmacy, Austin, Texas, USA
    Clin Ther 32:293-9. 2010
  9. pmc Incidence of cardiovascular events after hospital admission for pneumonia
    Theodore W Perry
    VERDICT South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, USA
    Am J Med 124:244-51. 2011
  10. pmc Population-based study of statins, angiotensin II receptor blockers, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors on pneumonia-related outcomes
    Eric M Mortensen
    VERDICT research program, and South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie L Murphy Division, San Antonio, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 55:1466-73. 2012

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  1. pmc The impact of prior outpatient ACE inhibitor use on 30-day mortality for patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia
    Eric M Mortensen
    VERDICT Research Center, Audie L Murphy VA Hospital, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    BMC Pulm Med 5:12. 2005
    ..We examined the effect of prior outpatient use of ACE inhibitors on mortality for patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia...
  2. ncbi request reprint Impact of previous statin and angiotensin II receptor blocker use on mortality in patients hospitalized with sepsis
    Eric M Mortensen
    VERDICT Research Center, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas 78284, USA
    Pharmacotherapy 27:1619-26. 2007
    ..To examine the effect of previous outpatient use of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (statins) and/or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) on 30-day mortality in patients hospitalized with sepsis...
  3. ncbi request reprint Assessment of mortality after long-term follow-up of patients with community-acquired pneumonia
    Eric M Mortensen
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, and Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:1617-24. 2003
    ..This study demonstrates that there is significantly higher long-term mortality among patients with pneumonia than among age-matched controls and that long-term mortality largely is not affected by acute physiologic derangements...
  4. pmc Racial variations in processes of care for patients with community-acquired pneumonia
    Eric M Mortensen
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Audie L, Murphy VA Hospital, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:20. 2004
    ..Therefore we examined pneumonia-related processes of care and short-term mortality in a population of patients hospitalized with CAP...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effects of guideline-concordant antimicrobial therapy on mortality among patients with community-acquired pneumonia
    Eric M Mortensen
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Veterans Evidence Based Research Dissemination and Implementation Center, and South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas 78284, USA
    Am J Med 117:726-31. 2004
    ..Our aim was to determine the association between the use of guideline-concordant antimicrobial therapy and 30-day mortality in patients with pneumonia...
  6. pmc The effect of prior statin use on 30-day mortality for patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia
    Eric M Mortensen
    VERDICT Research Center, Audie L Murphy VA Hospital, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Respir Res 6:82. 2005
    ..We examined the effect of prior outpatient use of statins on mortality for patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia...
  7. pmc Diagnosis of pulmonary malignancy after hospitalization for pneumonia
    Eric M Mortensen
    VERDICT Research Program and South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie L Murphy Division, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Am J Med 123:66-71. 2010
    ..Our aims were to assess the frequency of the diagnosis of pulmonary malignancy, and to identify risk factors for pulmonary malignancy following hospitalization for pneumonia...
  8. doi request reprint Guideline-concordant antibiotic use and survival among patients with community-acquired pneumonia admitted to the intensive care unit
    Christopher R Frei
    University of Texas at Austin, College of Pharmacy, Austin, Texas, USA
    Clin Ther 32:293-9. 2010
    ..This study evaluated the survival benefit of US community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) practice guidelines in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting...
  9. pmc Incidence of cardiovascular events after hospital admission for pneumonia
    Theodore W Perry
    VERDICT South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, USA
    Am J Med 124:244-51. 2011
    ..Therefore, we examined cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, unstable angina, stroke, and serious cardiac arrhythmias, within 90 days after hospitalization for pneumonia...
  10. pmc Population-based study of statins, angiotensin II receptor blockers, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors on pneumonia-related outcomes
    Eric M Mortensen
    VERDICT research program, and South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie L Murphy Division, San Antonio, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 55:1466-73. 2012
    ..Our purpose was to examine the association of statin, ACE inhibitor, and angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) use with pneumonia-related outcomes...
  11. doi request reprint Impact of obesity on outcomes for patients hospitalised with pneumonia
    Phoebe King
    Dept of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Eur Respir J 41:929-34. 2013
    ..40, 95% CI 1.14-1.73). Although obesity is a growing health epidemic, it appears to have little impact on clinical outcomes and may reduce mortality for veterans hospitalised with pneumonia...
  12. pmc Improving the 2007 Infectious Disease Society of America/American Thoracic Society severe community-acquired pneumonia criteria to predict intensive care unit admission
    Oriol Sibila
    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
    J Crit Care 28:284-90. 2013
    ..To improve 2007 Infectious Disease Society of America/American Thoracic Society (IDSA/ATS) severity criteria to predict intensive care unit (ICU) admission in patients hospitalized with pneumonia...
  13. doi request reprint Antimicrobial resistance in Hispanic patients hospitalized in San Antonio, TX with community-acquired pneumonia
    Marcos I Restrepo
    Veterans Evidence based Research, Dissemination, and Implementation Center VERDICT, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Hosp Pract (1995) 38:108-13. 2010
    ....
  14. pmc Observational study of inhaled corticosteroids on outcomes for COPD patients with pneumonia
    Dennis Chen
    VERDICT South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 184:312-6. 2011
    ..However, it is unclear if this is associated with increased mortality...
  15. pmc Effects of inhaled corticosteroids on pneumonia severity and antimicrobial resistance
    Oriol Sibila
    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    Respir Care 58:1489-94. 2013
    ..We assessed the effects of prior ICS use on severity of illness and microbiology in CAP hospitalized patients...
  16. pmc Late admission to the ICU in patients with community-acquired pneumonia is associated with higher mortality
    Marcos I Restrepo
    Veterans Evidence Based Research Dissemination and Implementation Center, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Chest 137:552-7. 2010
    ..Our objective was to examine the association of time to ICU admission and 30-day mortality in patients with severe CAP...
  17. pmc Impact of statins and ACE inhibitors on mortality after COPD exacerbations
    Eric M Mortensen
    VERDICT research unit, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Respir Res 10:45. 2009
    ..The purpose of our study was to examine the association of prior outpatient use of statins and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors on mortality for subjects >or= 65 years of age hospitalized with acute COPD exacerbations...
  18. ncbi request reprint Pneumonia in the elderly hospitalized in the Department of Veteran Affairs Health Care System
    Scott Selinger
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
    Mil Med 176:214-7. 2011
    ..In the VA, pneumonia-related admissions are being managed more effectively even as the overall number of admissions remains stable...
  19. pmc The quality of quality measures: HEDIS® quality measures for medication management in the elderly and outcomes associated with new exposure
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie L Murphy Division, Veterans Evidence based Research Dissemination Implementation CenTer VERDICT 11C6, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Drugs Aging 30:645-54. 2013
    ..Clinical validation studies of the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) measures of inappropriate prescribing in the elderly are limited...
  20. pmc Pneumonia: an arrhythmogenic disease?
    Natalia Soto-Gomez
    University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio TX, USA
    Am J Med 126:43-8. 2013
    ..The aims of this study were to assess the incidence of, and examine risk factors for, cardiac arrhythmias after hospitalization for pneumonia...
  21. doi request reprint Impact of prior systemic corticosteroid use in patients admitted with community-acquired pneumonia
    Adriel Malave
    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Ther Adv Respir Dis 6:323-30. 2012
    ..We investigate the effects of prior SCS on severity of illness, microbiology and clinical outcomes for patients hospitalized with CAP...
  22. doi request reprint Antiepileptic drug monotherapy exposure and suicide-related behavior in older veterans
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System Verdict, Audie L Murphy Division, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:2042-7. 2012
    ..To examine the association between antiepileptic drug (AED) receipt and suicide-related behavior (SRB) in older veterans...
  23. ncbi request reprint Association of hydrophilic versus lipophilic angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor use on pneumonia-related mortality
    Eric M Mortensen
    VERDICT Research Center, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas 78284, USA
    Am J Med Sci 336:462-6. 2008
    ..Our aim was to examine the associations of prior outpatient use of lipophilic and hydrophilic ACE inhibitors on mortality for patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia...
  24. pmc Predictors of long-term mortality after severe sepsis in the elderly
    Allyson C Lemay
    VERDICT research program, and South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie L Murphy Division MIR, EMM, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas and Divisions of Hospital Medicine ACL, EMM and Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine MIR, AA, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
    Am J Med Sci 347:282-8. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine long-term mortality after a severe sepsis and identify factors associated with this mortality...
  25. doi request reprint Association of statin use with cataracts: a propensity score-matched analysis
    Jessica Leuschen
    Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgery Center, San Antonio, Texas2San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas
    JAMA Ophthalmol 131:1427-34. 2013
    ..Investigators have previously hypothesized that statin antioxidant effects may slow the natural aging process of the lens...
  26. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic therapy and 48-hour mortality for patients with pneumonia
    Eric M Mortensen
    Veterans Evidence Based Research Dissemination and Implementation Center, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Tex 78284, USA
    Am J Med 119:859-64. 2006
    ..Our aim was to determine whether the use of guideline-concordant antibiotic therapy is associated with decreased mortality within the first 48 hours after admission for patients with pneumonia...
  27. ncbi request reprint A comparative study of community-acquired pneumonia patients admitted to the ward and the ICU
    Marcos I Restrepo
    VERDICT 11C6, South Texas Veterans Health Care System ALMD, 7400 Merton Minter Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Chest 133:610-7. 2008
    ..Our aim was to compare the clinical characteristics, etiologies, and outcomes of patients with CAP who were admitted to the ICU with those admitted who were to the ward service...
  28. pmc Choice of initial antiepileptic drug for older veterans: possible pharmacokinetic drug interactions with existing medications
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System, VERDICT REAP, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:465-71. 2010
    ....
  29. pmc Association of hypoglycemia with mortality for subjects hospitalized with pneumonia
    Eric M Mortensen
    VERDICT research program, Medicine Service, Audie L Murphy Division South Texas Veterans Health Care System, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    Am J Med Sci 339:239-43. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine whether hypoglycemia (<70 mg/dL) is associated with increased 30-day mortality, after adjusting for potential confounders, for adults hospitalized with pneumonia...
  30. pmc The effect of statin therapy on the incidence of infections: a retrospective cohort analysis
    John P Magulick
    Department of Internal Medicine JPM, SKA, San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas College of Pharmacy CRF, KRD, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas Pharmacotherapy Education and Research Center CRF, KRD, School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas VA North Texas Health Care System EMM University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center EMM, Dallas, Texas South Texas Veterans Health Care System MJP Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics MJP, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy CUO, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Brooke Army Medical Center IAM and Uniformed Service University of Health Sciences IAM University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas IAM
    Am J Med Sci 347:211-6. 2014
    ..Statins have been postulated to prevent infection through immunomodulatory effects...
  31. doi request reprint Statins and musculoskeletal conditions, arthropathies, and injuries
    Ishak Mansi
    Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:1-10. 2013
    ..Statin use may be associated with increased musculoskeletal adverse events, especially in physically active individuals...
  32. pmc Comparison of two guideline-concordant antimicrobial combinations in elderly patients hospitalized with severe community-acquired pneumonia
    Bryan Z Wilson
    VERDICT South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:2310-4. 2012
    ..However it is unclear if there is a benefit for one vs. the other for elderly patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia...
  33. doi request reprint Causes and risk factors for rehospitalization of patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia
    Harish Jasti
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:550-6. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to identify the causes and risk factors for rehospitalization of inpatients with community-acquired pneumonia...
  34. pmc The association of cardioprotective medications with pneumonia-related outcomes
    Albert Wu
    Medical Service, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e85797. 2014
    ..Our aim was to examine the association between the use of beta-blockers, statins, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) with pneumonia-related outcomes...
  35. doi request reprint Frequency of development of connective tissue disease in statin-users versus nonusers
    Thomas Schmidt
    Rheumatology Department, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Am J Cardiol 112:883-8. 2013
    ..80; 95% confidence interval: 0.64 to 0.99; p = 0.05). Secondary analysis and sensitivity analysis confirmed these results. In conclusion, statin use was associated with a lower risk of CTD...
  36. doi request reprint New-onset epilepsy risk factors in older veterans
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Evidence Based Research Dissemination Implementation Research Center, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:237-42. 2009
    ..To identify risk factors for new-onset geriatric epilepsy that may trigger clinicians to consider a differential diagnosis of epilepsy at symptom onset...
  37. pmc Psychologic disorders and statin use: a propensity score-matched analysis
    Ishak Mansi
    Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Pharmacotherapy 33:615-26. 2013
    ..To evaluate the association between statin therapy and the risk of psychologic disorders including schizophrenia, psychosis, major depression, and bipolar disorder in a military population...
  38. doi request reprint Incidence of musculoskeletal and neoplastic diseases in patients on statin therapy: results of a retrospective cohort analysis
    Ishak A Mansi
    Brooke Army Medical Center, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas 78234 6200, USA
    Am J Med Sci 345:343-8. 2013
    ..This study was conducted to investigate the incidence of various musculoskeletal and neoplastic diseases in statin users and nonusers...
  39. doi request reprint Postoperative complications in the seriously mentally ill: a systematic review of the literature
    Laurel A Copeland
    Veterans Affairs HSRD South Texas Veterans Health Care System VERDICT, San Antonio, TX 78229 4404, USA
    Ann Surg 248:31-8. 2008
    ..To determine the knowledge base on clinical outcomes of surgery among persons diagnosed with serious mental illness...
  40. doi request reprint Common medications that increase the risk for developing community-acquired pneumonia
    Marcos I Restrepo
    VERDICT, South Texas Veterans Healthcare System ALMD, 7400 Merton Minter Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 23:145-51. 2010
    ..In addition, we review the data regarding the use of gastric-acid suppressants including histamine-2 receptor antagonists and proton pump inhibitors and the increased incidence of CAP...
  41. doi request reprint Potentially inappropriate prescribing for the elderly: effects of geriatric care at the patient and health care system level
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Med Care 46:167-73. 2008
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary disease among inpatient decedents: Impact of schizophrenia
    Laurel A Copeland
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System VERDICT HSR and D, 7400 Merton Minter 11c6, San Antonio, Texas 78229 4404, United States
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 31:720-6. 2007
    ..Determine the risk associated with schizophrenia for common pulmonary illness (pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)) during the last year of life...
  43. pmc Impact of prior outpatient antibiotic use on mortality for community acquired pneumonia: a retrospective cohort study
    Eric M Mortensen
    VERDICT research program, Audie L Murphy VA Hospital, 7400 Merton Minter Blvd 11C6, San Antonio, Texas, 78229, USA
    BMC Res Notes 1:120. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine whether prior outpatient antibiotic use is associated with increased 30-day mortality, after adjusting for potential confounders, for those subsequently hospitalized with pneumonia...
  44. pmc Predictors of rehospitalization after admission for pneumonia in the veterans affairs healthcare system
    Victoria L Tang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, Texas Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
    J Hosp Med 9:379-83. 2014
    ..We investigated novel predictors of rehospitalization in patients admitted with pneumonia...
  45. doi request reprint Clinical predictors and risk factors for relapsing Clostridium difficile infection
    Jose Cadena
    Department of Medicine, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Am J Med Sci 339:350-5. 2010
    ..Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a common cause of morbidity among hospitalized patients. Multiple factors have been associated with primary CDI, but risk factors for CDI relapses are less well described...
  46. ncbi request reprint Steroid infusion for severe pneumonia: not so fast
    Marcos I Restrepo
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 172:781; author reply 782-3. 2005
  47. ncbi request reprint Reply to Bodi et al
    Eric M Mortensen
    Clin Infect Dis 42:1345. 2006
  48. ncbi request reprint Impact of guideline-concordant empiric antibiotic therapy in community-acquired pneumonia
    Christopher R Frei
    University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, Austin, Tex, USA
    Am J Med 119:865-71. 2006
    ..We evaluated the impact of guideline-concordant empiric antibiotic therapy on time to clinical stability, time to switch therapy, length of hospital stay, and mortality among patients with community-acquired pneumonia...
  49. pmc Statins and outcomes in patients with pneumonia: not only healthy user bias
    Eric M Mortensen
    BMJ 333:1123-4. 2006
  50. doi request reprint Evaluation of ICU admission criteria and diagnostic methods for patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia: current practice survey
    Marcos I Restrepo
    Chest 133:828-9. 2008
  51. ncbi request reprint When to switch therapy in patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia
    Eric M Mortensen
    Ann Intern Med 148:625; author reply 625-6. 2008
  52. ncbi request reprint Causes of death for patients with community-acquired pneumonia: results from the Pneumonia Patient Outcomes Research Team cohort study
    Eric M Mortensen
    Center for the Study of Health Disparities, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare Systems Mail Stop 130 U, University Drive C, Location 11E127, Pittsburgh, PA 15240 1001, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:1059-64. 2002
    ..This study was performed to identify the cause(s) of death and to compare the timing and risk factors associated with pneumonia-related and pneumonia-unrelated mortality...