Wesley H Self

Summary

Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The high burden of pneumonia on US emergency departments during the 2009 influenza pandemic
    Wesley H Self
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University, 1313 21st Avenue South, 703 Oxford House, Nashville, TN 37232, USA Electronic address
    J Infect 68:156-64. 2014
  2. pmc Reducing blood culture contamination in the emergency department: an interrupted time series quality improvement study
    Wesley H Self
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 20:89-97. 2013
  3. pmc High discordance of chest x-ray and computed tomography for detection of pulmonary opacities in ED patients: implications for diagnosing pneumonia
    Wesley H Self
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232 4700, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 31:401-5. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Diagnostic performance of the BinaxNow Influenza A&B rapid antigen test in ED patients
    Wesley H Self
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232 4700, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 30:1955-61. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Blood culture collection through peripheral intravenous catheters increases the risk of specimen contamination among adult emergency department patients
    Wesley H Self
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:524-6. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Effects of chlorhexidine oral decontamination on respiratory colonization during mechanical ventilation in intensive care unit patients
    Douwe F Postma
    Department of Internal Medicine, Diakonessenhuis, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:527-30. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Acute HIV infection: diagnosis and management in the emergency department
    Wesley H Self
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University, 1313, 21st Avenue South, 703 Oxford House, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Emerg Med Clin North Am 28:381-92, Table of Contents. 2010
  8. pmc Predictors of regional variations in hospitalizations following emergency department visits for atrial fibrillation
    Tyler W Barrett
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 112:1410-6. 2013
  9. pmc Rates of emergency department visits due to pneumonia in the United States, July 2006-June 2009
    Wesley H Self
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
    Acad Emerg Med 20:957-60. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of a Low CHADS2 or CHA2DS2-VASc Score to Predict Normal Diagnostic Testing in Emergency Department Patients With an Acute Exacerbation of Previously Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation
    Tyler W Barrett
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 113:1668-73. 2014

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. pmc The high burden of pneumonia on US emergency departments during the 2009 influenza pandemic
    Wesley H Self
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University, 1313 21st Avenue South, 703 Oxford House, Nashville, TN 37232, USA Electronic address
    J Infect 68:156-64. 2014
    ..We sought to quantify the impact of the 2009 pandemic on the incidence of emergency department (ED) visits for pneumonia in the United States (US)...
  2. pmc Reducing blood culture contamination in the emergency department: an interrupted time series quality improvement study
    Wesley H Self
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 20:89-97. 2013
    ..The study objective was to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a quality improvement (QI) intervention for reducing blood culture contamination in an ED...
  3. pmc High discordance of chest x-ray and computed tomography for detection of pulmonary opacities in ED patients: implications for diagnosing pneumonia
    Wesley H Self
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232 4700, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 31:401-5. 2013
    ..To evaluate the diagnostic performance of chest x-ray (CXR) compared to computed tomography (CT) for detection of pulmonary opacities in adult emergency department (ED) patients...
  4. doi request reprint Diagnostic performance of the BinaxNow Influenza A&B rapid antigen test in ED patients
    Wesley H Self
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232 4700, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 30:1955-61. 2012
    ..The objective of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic performance of the BinaxNow Influenza A&B rapid antigen test (RAT) in emergency department (ED) patients...
  5. doi request reprint Blood culture collection through peripheral intravenous catheters increases the risk of specimen contamination among adult emergency department patients
    Wesley H Self
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:524-6. 2012
    ..The relative risk of contamination for cultures collected through PIVs compared with dedicated venipuncture was 1.83 (95% confidence interval, 1.08-3.11)...
  6. doi request reprint Effects of chlorhexidine oral decontamination on respiratory colonization during mechanical ventilation in intensive care unit patients
    Douwe F Postma
    Department of Internal Medicine, Diakonessenhuis, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:527-30. 2012
    ..We observed a decrease in the prevalence of Enterobacteriaceae and an increase in the incidence of fungal colonization. Chlorhexidine oral decontamination might have a differential effect on respiratory colonization...
  7. doi request reprint Acute HIV infection: diagnosis and management in the emergency department
    Wesley H Self
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University, 1313, 21st Avenue South, 703 Oxford House, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Emerg Med Clin North Am 28:381-92, Table of Contents. 2010
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  8. pmc Predictors of regional variations in hospitalizations following emergency department visits for atrial fibrillation
    Tyler W Barrett
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 112:1410-6. 2013
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  9. pmc Rates of emergency department visits due to pneumonia in the United States, July 2006-June 2009
    Wesley H Self
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
    Acad Emerg Med 20:957-60. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to quantify pneumonia-attributable ED visits in the United States among children and adults during the 3-year period July 2006 through June 2009...
  10. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of a Low CHADS2 or CHA2DS2-VASc Score to Predict Normal Diagnostic Testing in Emergency Department Patients With an Acute Exacerbation of Previously Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation
    Tyler W Barrett
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 113:1668-73. 2014
    ..In conclusion, patients with CHADS2 or CHA2DS2-VASc score of 0 have the lowest likelihood of abnormal studies and may represent an easily identifiable group of patients who need fewer ED tests. ..
  11. ncbi request reprint The burden of acute heart failure on u.s. Emergency departments
    Alan B Storrow
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee Electronic address
    JACC Heart Fail 2:269-77. 2014
    ..The goal of this study was to examine 2006 to 2010 emergency department (ED) admission rates, hospital procedures, lengths of stay, and costs for acute heart failure (AHF)...
  12. pmc Emergency department visits for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
    Wesley H Self
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37212, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 18:863-5. 2012
    ..We estimated ≈10 visits per 1,000 residents during the pandemic period. This estimate should help emergency departments prepare for future pandemics...
  13. pmc Reducing blood culture contamination in community hospital emergency departments: a multicenter evaluation of a quality improvement intervention
    Wesley H Self
    The Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
    Acad Emerg Med 21:274-82. 2014
    ..The objective of the current study was to evaluate the effectiveness of this sterile blood culture collection process for reducing blood culture contamination in two community hospital EDs...
  14. pmc Evaluating the HATCH score for predicting progression to sustained atrial fibrillation in ED patients with new atrial fibrillation
    Tyler W Barrett
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 4700, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 31:792-7. 2013
    ..The HATCH score has previously never been tested in ED patients. We evaluated the accuracy of the HATCH score to predict progression to sustained AF within 1 year of initial AF diagnosis in the ED...
  15. pmc Low numeracy is associated with increased odds of 30-day emergency department or hospital recidivism for patients with acute heart failure
    Candace D McNaughton
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 6:40-6. 2013
    ..More than 25% of Medicare patients hospitalized for heart failure are readmitted within 30 days. The contributions of numeracy and health literacy to recidivism for patients with acute heart failure (AHF) are not known...
  16. doi request reprint Reducing the blood culture contamination rate in a pediatric emergency department and subsequent cost savings
    Randon T Hall
    Department of Pediatrics, Monroe Carell Jr Children s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Pediatrics 131:e292-7. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that the introduction of a standardized sterile collection process would reduce the pediatric emergency department's peripheral blood culture contamination rate and unnecessary use of resources...
  17. pmc ED crowding and the use of nontraditional beds
    Candace McNaughton
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 30:1474-80. 2012
    ..In an effort to compensate for crowding, many emergency departments (EDs) evaluate and treat patients in nontraditional settings such as gurneys in hallways and conference rooms. The impact of this practice on ED evaluation time is unknown...
  18. doi request reprint Dynamic emergency medicine. Arthrocentesis
    Wesley H Self
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 15:298. 2008
  19. doi request reprint Derivation of a triage algorithm for chest radiography of community-acquired pneumonia patients in the emergency department
    Demetrios N Kyriacou
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 15:40-4. 2008
    ..Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) accounts for 1.5 million emergency department (ED) patient visits in the United States each year...