Eric Mortensen

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas Health Science Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Suicide-related behaviors in older patients with new anti-epileptic drug use: data from the VA hospital system
    Anne C Vancott
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Neurology Division, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    BMC Med 8:4. 2010
  2. pmc A clinical pathway for community-acquired pneumonia: an observational cohort study
    Christopher R Frei
    College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station A1900, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 11:188. 2011
  3. pmc Disparities of care for African-Americans and Caucasians with community-acquired pneumonia: a retrospective cohort study
    Christopher R Frei
    The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:143. 2010
  4. 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
  5. doi 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
  6. 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
  7. ncbi 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
  8. ncbi 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
  9. ncbi Impact of statins and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors on mortality of subjects hospitalised with pneumonia
    E M Mortensen
    VERDICT, ALMD UTHSCSA, Ambulatory Care 11C6, 7400 Merton Minter Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Eur Respir J 31:611-7. 2008
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. pmc Suicide-related behaviors in older patients with new anti-epileptic drug use: data from the VA hospital system
    Anne C Vancott
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Neurology Division, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    BMC Med 8:4. 2010
    ..We examined the relationship between suicide-related behaviors and different AEDs in older veterans receiving new AED monotherapy from the Veterans Health Administration (VA), controlling for potential confounders...
  2. pmc A clinical pathway for community-acquired pneumonia: an observational cohort study
    Christopher R Frei
    College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station A1900, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 11:188. 2011
    ..We proposed this study to determine the impact of pathway antibiotics on patient survival, hospital length of stay (LOS), and total hospital cost...
  3. pmc Disparities of care for African-Americans and Caucasians with community-acquired pneumonia: a retrospective cohort study
    Christopher R Frei
    The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:143. 2010
    ..S. hospitals with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) are more likely than Caucasians to experience prolonged hospital length of stay (LOS), possibly due to either differential treatment decisions or patient characteristics...
  4. 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...
  5. doi 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...
  6. 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...
  7. ncbi 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...
  8. ncbi 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...
  9. ncbi Impact of statins and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors on mortality of subjects hospitalised with pneumonia
    E M Mortensen
    VERDICT, ALMD UTHSCSA, Ambulatory Care 11C6, 7400 Merton Minter Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Eur Respir J 31:611-7. 2008
    ..Randomised controlled trials are needed to examine whether the use of these medications in patients hospitalised with community-acquired pneumonia may be beneficial...
  10. 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...
  11. doi 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...
  12. doi Trends in antiepileptic drug prescribing for older patients with new-onset epilepsy: 2000-2004
    M J V Pugh
    Department of Veterans Affairs, South Texas Veterans Health Care System Verdict, Audie L Murphy Division 11C6, 7400 Merton Minter Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78229 4404, USA
    Neurology 70:2171-8. 2008
    ..This study sought to determine if changes in practice occurred between 2000 and 2004--a time during which evidence and recommendations became increasingly available...
  13. doi Association of suboptimal prescribing and change in lower extremity physical function over time
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System Verdict, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Tex, USA
    Gerontology 53:445-53. 2007
    ..This study explores the relationship between suboptimal prescribing, comorbid disease, and change in lower extremity functional limitation (LEFL)...
  14. 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...
  15. doi 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...
  16. ncbi 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. doi 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...
  20. ncbi 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...
  21. ncbi 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...
  22. doi 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...
  23. doi 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
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  24. 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...
  25. doi 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
    ....
  26. ncbi 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...
  27. doi 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
    ....
  28. 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...
  29. doi Implementation of a hospitalist-run observation unit and impact on length of stay (LOS): a brief report
    Luci K Leykum
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, Room 5 070R Dental, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
    J Hosp Med 5:E2-5. 2010
    ..While the impact of hospitalists on length of stay (LOS) for inpatient medicine services has been studied, there has been little work on the impact of hospitalist involvement in short-stay or observation units...
  30. 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...
  31. doi 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...
  32. ncbi When to switch therapy in patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia
    Eric M Mortensen
    Ann Intern Med 148:625; author reply 625-6. 2008
  33. doi 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
  34. doi 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...
  35. pmc Statins and outcomes in patients with pneumonia: not only healthy user bias
    Eric M Mortensen
    BMJ 333:1123-4. 2006
  36. ncbi 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...
  37. ncbi Reply to Bodi et al
    Eric M Mortensen
    Clin Infect Dis 42:1345. 2006
  38. ncbi Steroid infusion for severe pneumonia: not so fast
    Marcos I Restrepo
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 172:781; author reply 782-3. 2005
  39. ncbi 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...