Eduard E Vasilevskis

Summary

Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Epidemiology and risk factors for delirium across hospital settings
    Eduard E Vasilevskis
    Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, USA
    Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 26:277-87. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Cross-sectional analysis of hospitalist prevalence and quality of care in California
    Eduard E Vasilevskis
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Hosp Med 5:200-7. 2010
  3. pmc Mortality probability model III and simplified acute physiology score II: assessing their value in predicting length of stay and comparison to APACHE IV
    Eduard E Vasilevskis
    Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, Division of General Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine, University of California atSan Francisco, CA, USA
    Chest 136:89-101. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Relationship between discharge practices and intensive care unit in-hospital mortality performance: evidence of a discharge bias
    Eduard E Vasilevskis
    Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California San Francisco, CA, USA
    Med Care 47:803-12. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint California hospital leaders' views of hospitalists: meeting needs of the present and future
    Eduard E Vasilevskis
    Division of Hospital Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Hosp Med 4:528-34. 2009
  6. pmc Predictors of early postdischarge mortality in critically ill patients: a retrospective cohort study from the California Intensive Care Outcomes project
    Eduard E Vasilevskis
    Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Crit Care 26:65-75. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Reducing iatrogenic risks: ICU-acquired delirium and weakness--crossing the quality chasm
    Eduard E Vasilevskis
    Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1215 21st Ave, S, 6006 Medical Center East, NT, Nashville, TN 37232 8300, USA
    Chest 138:1224-33. 2010
  8. pmc Delirium and sedation recognition using validated instruments: reliability of bedside intensive care unit nursing assessments from 2007 to 2010
    Eduard E Vasilevskis
    Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:S249-55. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Variation in ICU risk-adjusted mortality: impact of methods of assessment and potential confounders
    Michael W Kuzniewicz
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, Neonatology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0748, USA
    Chest 133:1319-27. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and functional disability in survivors of critical illness in the BRAIN-ICU study: a longitudinal cohort study
    James C Jackson
    Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA Department of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA Research Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, TN, USA Electronic address
    Lancet Respir Med 2:369-79. 2014

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. pmc Epidemiology and risk factors for delirium across hospital settings
    Eduard E Vasilevskis
    Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, USA
    Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 26:277-87. 2012
    ..Future studies must work to understand the epidemiology across settings and focus upon modifiable risk factors that can be integrated into existing delirium prevention and treatment protocols...
  2. doi request reprint Cross-sectional analysis of hospitalist prevalence and quality of care in California
    Eduard E Vasilevskis
    Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Hosp Med 5:200-7. 2010
    ..Whether the presence of hospitalists is associated with differences in hospital-level performance is unknown...
  3. pmc Mortality probability model III and simplified acute physiology score II: assessing their value in predicting length of stay and comparison to APACHE IV
    Eduard E Vasilevskis
    Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, Division of General Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine, University of California atSan Francisco, CA, USA
    Chest 136:89-101. 2009
    ..To develop and compare ICU length-of-stay (LOS) risk-adjustment models using three commonly used mortality or LOS prediction models...
  4. ncbi request reprint Relationship between discharge practices and intensive care unit in-hospital mortality performance: evidence of a discharge bias
    Eduard E Vasilevskis
    Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California San Francisco, CA, USA
    Med Care 47:803-12. 2009
    ..This measure does not account for deaths occurring after transfer to another hospital or soon after discharge and therefore, may be biased...
  5. ncbi request reprint California hospital leaders' views of hospitalists: meeting needs of the present and future
    Eduard E Vasilevskis
    Division of Hospital Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Hosp Med 4:528-34. 2009
    ..Hospital medicine has grown rapidly, but hospital leaders' perceptions of current and future drivers of hospitalist growth are unknown...
  6. pmc Predictors of early postdischarge mortality in critically ill patients: a retrospective cohort study from the California Intensive Care Outcomes project
    Eduard E Vasilevskis
    Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Crit Care 26:65-75. 2011
    ..However, early postdischarge mortality contributes significantly to overall 30-day mortality. Factors associated with early postdischarge mortality are unknown...
  7. doi request reprint Reducing iatrogenic risks: ICU-acquired delirium and weakness--crossing the quality chasm
    Eduard E Vasilevskis
    Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1215 21st Ave, S, 6006 Medical Center East, NT, Nashville, TN 37232 8300, USA
    Chest 138:1224-33. 2010
    ..This evidence-based bundle of practices will build a bridge across the current quality chasm from the "front end" to the "back end" of critical care and toward improved cognitive and functional outcomes for ICU survivors...
  8. pmc Delirium and sedation recognition using validated instruments: reliability of bedside intensive care unit nursing assessments from 2007 to 2010
    Eduard E Vasilevskis
    Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:S249-55. 2011
    ..To describe the reliability and sustainability of delirium and sedation measurements of bedside intensive care unit (ICU) nurses...
  9. ncbi request reprint Variation in ICU risk-adjusted mortality: impact of methods of assessment and potential confounders
    Michael W Kuzniewicz
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, Neonatology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0748, USA
    Chest 133:1319-27. 2008
    ..In this study, we determine whether a substantial variation in ICU mortality performance still exists in modern ICUs, and compare the predictive accuracy, reliability, and data burden of existing ICU risk-adjustment models...
  10. ncbi request reprint Depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and functional disability in survivors of critical illness in the BRAIN-ICU study: a longitudinal cohort study
    James C Jackson
    Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA Department of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA Research Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, TN, USA Electronic address
    Lancet Respir Med 2:369-79. 2014
    ..We aimed to assess associations of age and duration of delirium with mental health and functional disabilities in this group...
  11. pmc Implementing delirium screening in the ICU: secrets to success
    Nathan E Brummel
    Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, GRECC Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, TN, USA
    Crit Care Med 41:2196-208. 2013
    ..To review delirium screening tools available for use in the adult ICU and PICU, to review evidence-based delirium screening implementation, and to discuss common pitfalls encountered during delirium screening in the ICU...
  12. pmc A screening, prevention, and restoration model for saving the injured brain in intensive care unit survivors
    Eduard E Vasilevskis
    Center for Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
    Crit Care Med 38:S683-91. 2010
    ..This practical system applying many evidence-based concepts incorporates personalized medicine, systems-based practice, and continuing research and development toward improving acute and chronic cognitive outcomes...
  13. ncbi request reprint Predictors of rehospitalization among elderly patients admitted to a rehabilitation hospital: the role of polypharmacy, functional status, and length of stay
    Alessandro Morandi
    Department of Rehabilitation and Aged Care Hospital Ancelle, Cremona, Italy Geriatric Research Group, Brescia, Italy Center for Quality Aging, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN Electronic address
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 14:761-7. 2013
    ..Nonetheless, we have limited information on unplanned rehospitalizations and the related risk factors in elderly patients admitted to in-hospital rehabilitation facilities after an acute hospitalization...
  14. pmc Future directions of delirium research and management
    Christopher G Hughes
    Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Critical Care, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
    Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 26:395-405. 2012
    ..Physical and cognitive rehabilitation measures need to be further examined as additional means of improving outcomes from delirium in the hospital setting...
  15. ncbi request reprint Diagnosing delirium in older emergency department patients: validity and reliability of the delirium triage screen and the brief confusion assessment method
    Jin H Han
    Center for Quality Aging, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN Electronic address
    Ann Emerg Med 62:457-65. 2013
    ..This error results from a lack of available measures that can be performed rapidly enough to be incorporated into clinical practice. Therefore, we developed and evaluated a novel 2-step approach to delirium surveillance for the ED...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness and safety of the awakening and breathing coordination, delirium monitoring/management, and early exercise/mobility bundle
    Michele C Balas
    1Center for Critical and Complex Care, The Ohio State University, College of Nursing, Columbus, OH 2Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Section of Hospital Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 3Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 4Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Tennessee Valley VA, Nashville, TN 5Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Pharmacy, Omaha, NE 6Department of Pharmaceutical and Nutrition Care, The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 7Department of Biostatistics, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health, Omaha, NE 8Department of Adult Health and Illness, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing, Omaha, NE 9Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep, and Allergy, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 10Department of Anesthesiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 11Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, P.O Box 19676
    Crit Care Med 42:1024-36. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of implementing the Awakening and Breathing Coordination, Delirium monitoring/management, and Early exercise/mobility bundle into everyday practice...
  17. pmc Neuroimaging in delirious intensive care unit patients: a preliminary case series report
    Alessandro Morandi
    Center for Health Services Research Center, Vanderbilt Center for Quality of Aging, Nashville, Tennesee, USA
    Psychiatry (Edgmont) 7:28-33. 2010
    ..e. white matter hyperintensities) and short- and long-term neurological outcomes...
  18. pmc Chronic conditions among children admitted to U.S. pediatric intensive care units: their prevalence and impact on risk for mortality and prolonged length of stay*
    Jeffrey D Edwards
    Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0106, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:2196-203. 2012
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  19. pmc Quality of care for decompensated heart failure: comparable performance between academic hospitalists and non-hospitalists
    Eduard E Vasilevskis
    Division of Hospital Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1399-406. 2008
    ..Hospitalists improve efficiency, but little information exists regarding whether they impact quality of care...
  20. pmc The effect of reducing maximum shift lengths to 16 hours on internal medicine interns' educational opportunities
    Cecelia N Theobald
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37212, USA
    Acad Med 88:512-8. 2013
    ..To evaluate educational experiences of internal medicine interns before and after maximum shift lengths were decreased from 30 hours to 16 hours...
  21. ncbi request reprint Reducing hospital readmission rates: current strategies and future directions
    Sunil Kripalani
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 email
    Annu Rev Med 65:471-85. 2014
    ..Future work should better define the roles of home-based services, information technology, mental health care, caregiver support, community partnerships, and new transitional care personnel. ..
  22. pmc Moving beyond readmission penalties: creating an ideal process to improve transitional care
    Robert E Burke
    Hospital Medicine Section, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Denver, CO 80220, USA
    J Hosp Med 8:102-9. 2013
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  23. pmc Tools to detect delirium superimposed on dementia: a systematic review
    Alessandro Morandi
    Department of Rehabilitation and Aged Care, Hospital Ancelle, Cremona, Italy
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:2005-13. 2012
    ..To identify valid tools to diagnose delirium superimposed on dementia...
  24. doi request reprint Detection of infectious symptoms from VA emergency department and primary care clinical documentation
    Michael E Matheny
    Geriatrics Research, Education, and Clinical Care, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Veteran s Administration, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
    Int J Med Inform 81:143-56. 2012
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