Bjoerg (Bjorg) Thorsteinsdottir, M.D.

  1. Internist
  2. Palliative Care Specialist

Publicaciones

  1. Kurani S, Jeffery MM, Thorsteinsdottir B, Hickson LJ, Barreto EF, Haag J, Giblon R, Shah ND, McCoy RG. Use of Potentially Nephrotoxic Medications by U.S. Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease: NHANES, 2011-2016. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Dec 2 Epub 2019 Dec 02
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  2. Kurani S, Hickson LJ, Thorsteinsdottir B, Barreto EF, Haag JD, Shah ND, McCoy RG. Supplement Use by US Adults With CKD: A Population-Based Study. Am J Kidney Dis 2019 Dec; 74 (6):862-865 Epub 2019 July 18
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  3. Brar R, Whitlock R, Komenda P, Lerner B, Prasad B, Bohm C, Thorsteinsdottir B, Rigatto C, Tangri N. The Impact of Frailty on Technique Failure and Mortality in Patients on Home Dialysis. Perit Dial Int. 2019 Nov-Dec; 39 (6):532-538 Epub 2019 Oct 03
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  4. Hargraves IG, Montori VM, Brito JP, Kunneman M, Shaw K, LaVecchia C, Wilson M, Walker L, Thorsteinsdottir B. Purposeful SDM: A problem-based approach to caring for patients with shared decision making. Patient Educ Couns. 2019 Oct; 102 (10):1786-1792 Epub 2019 July 19
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  5. Barwise AK, Nyquist CA, Espinoza Suarez NR, Jaramillo C, Thorsteinsdottir B, Gajic O, Wilson ME. End-of-Life Decision-Making for ICU Patients With Limited English Proficiency: A Qualitative Study of Healthcare Team Insights. Crit Care Med. 2019 Oct; 47 (10):1380-1387
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  6. Wong SPY, Boyapati S, Engelberg RA, Thorsteinsdottir B, Taylor JS, O'Hare AM. Experiences of US Nephrologists in the Delivery of Conservative Care to Patients With Advanced Kidney Disease: A National Qualitative Study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2019 Sep 27 Epub 2019 Sept 27
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  7. Riordan L, Warsame R, Jenkins S, Lackore K, Pacyna JE, Antiel RM, Beebe T, Liebow M, Thorsteinsdottir B, Wynia M, Goold SD, DeCamp M, Danis M, Tilburt J. US Physicians' Reactions To ACA Implementation, 2012-17. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 Sep; 38 (9):1530-1536
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  8. Kamath CC, Dobler CC, Lampman MA, Erwin PJ, Matulis J, Elrashidi M, McCoy RG, Alsawaz M, Pajouhi A, Vasdev A, Shah ND, Murad MH, Thorsteinsdottir B. Implementation strategies for interventions to improve the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) by primary care clinicians: protocol for a systematic review. BMJ Open. 2019 Aug 8; 9 (8):e027206 Epub 2019 Aug 08
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  9. Anderson RT, Cleek H, Pajouhi AS, Bellolio MF, Mayukha A, Hart A, Hickson LJ, Feely MA, Wilson ME, Giddings Connolly RM, Erwin PJ, Majzoub AM, Tangri N, Thorsteinsdottir B. Prediction of Risk of Death for Patients Starting Dialysis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Aug 7; 14 (8):1213-1227 Epub 2019 July 30
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  10. Dobler CC, Sanchez M, Gionfriddo MR, Alvarez-Villalobos NA, Singh Ospina N, Spencer-Bonilla G, Thorsteinsdottir B, Benkhadra R, Erwin PJ, West CP, Brito JP, Murad MH, Montori VM. Impact of decision aids used during clinical encounters on clinician outcomes and consultation length: a systematic review. BMJ Qual Saf. 2019 Jun; 28 (6):499-510 Epub 2018 Oct 09
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  11. Thorsteinsdottir B, Peterson SM, Naessens JM, Mccoy RG, Hanson GJ, Hickson LJ, Chen CY, Rahman PA, Shah ND, Borkenhagen L, Chandra A, Havyer R, Leppin A, Takahashi PY. Care Transitions Program for High-Risk Frail Older Adults is Most Beneficial for Patients with Cognitive Impairment. J Hosp Med. 2019 Jun 1; 14 (6):329-335 Epub 2019 Feb 20
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  12. Chandra A, Rahman PA, Sneve A, McCoy RG, Thorsteinsdottir B, Chaudhry R, Storlie CB, Murphree DH Jr, Hanson GJ, Takahashi PY. Risk of 30-Day Hospital Readmission Among Patients Discharged to Skilled Nursing Facilities: Development and Validation of a Risk-Prediction Model. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 Apr; 20 (4):444-450.e2 Epub 2019 Mar 07
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  13. Chen CY, Naessens JM, Takahashi PY, McCoy RG, Borah BJ, Borkenhagen LS, Kimeu AK, Rojas RL, Johnson MG, Visscher SL, Cha SS, Thorsteinsdottir B, Hanson GJ. Improving Value of Care for Older Adults With Advanced Medical Illness and Functional Decline: Cost Analyses of a Home-Based Palliative Care Program. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Dec; 56 (6):928-935 Epub 2018 Aug 28
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  14. Hickson LJ, Farah WH, Johnson RL, Thorsteinsdottir B, Ubl DS, Yuan BJ, Albright R, Rule AD, Habermann EB. Death and Postoperative Complications After Hip Fracture Repair: Dialysis Effect. Kidney Int Rep. 2018 Nov; 3 (6):1294-1303 Epub 2018 July 07
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  15. Hickson LJ, Rule AD, Thorsteinsdottir B, Shields RC, Porter IE, Fleming MD, Ubl DS, Crowson CS, Hanson KT, Elhassan BT, Mehrotra R, Arya S, Albright RC, Williams AW, Habermann EB. Predictors of early mortality and readmissions among dialysis patients undergoing lower extremity amputation. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Nov; 68 (5):1505-1516 Epub 2018 June 28
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  16. Chen JC, Thorsteinsdottir B, Vaughan LE, Feely MA, Albright RC, Onuigbo M, Norby SM, Gossett CL, D'Uscio MM, Williams AW, Dillon JJ, Hickson LJ. End of Life, Withdrawal, and Palliative Care Utilization among Patients Receiving Maintenance Hemodialysis Therapy. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 Aug 7; 13 (8):1172-1179 Epub 2018 July 19
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  17. McCoy RG, Peterson SM, Borkenhagen LS, Takahashi PY, Thorsteinsdottir B, Chandra A, Naessens JM. Which Readmissions May Be Preventable? Lessons Learned From a Posthospitalization Care Transitions Program for High-risk Elders. Med Care. 2018 Aug; 56 (8):693-700
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  18. Wilson ME, Majzoub AM, Dobler CC, Curtis JR, Nayfeh T, Thorsteinsdottir B, Barwise AK, Tilburt JC, Gajic O, Montori VM, Murad MH. Noninvasive Ventilation in Patients With Do-Not-Intubate and Comfort-Measures-Only Orders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Crit Care Med. 2018 Aug; 46 (8):1209-1216
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  19. Thorsteinsdottir B, Hickson LJ, Ramar P, Reinalda M, Krueger NW, Crowson CS, Rule AD, Takahashi PY, Chaudhry R, Tulledge-Scheitel SM, Tilburt JC, Williams AW, Albright RC, Meier SK, Shah ND. High rates of cancer screening among dialysis patients seen in primary care a cohort study. Prev Med Rep. 2018 Jun; 10:176-183 Epub 2018 Mar 14
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  20. Hickson LJ, Thorsteinsdottir B, Ramar P, Reinalda MS, Crowson CS, Williams AW, Albright RC, Onuigbo MA, Rule AD, Shah ND. Hospital Readmission among New Dialysis Patients Associated with Young Age and Poor Functional Status. Nephron. 2018; 139 (1):1-12 Epub 2018 Jan 09
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  21. Ramar P, Ahmed AT, Wang Z, Chawla SS, Suarez MLG, Hickson LJ, Farrell A, Williams AW, Shah ND, Murad MH, Thorsteinsdottir B. Effects of Different Models of Dialysis Care on Patient-Important Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Popul Health Manag. 2017 Dec; 20 (6):495-505 Epub 2017 Mar 23
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  22. Shapiro JS, McCoy RG, Takahashi PY, Thorsteinsdottir B, Peterson SM, Naessens JM, Rahman PA, Chandra A, Hanson GJ, Havyer RD, Chen CY, Borkenhagen LS. Medication Use Leading to Hospital Readmission in Frail Elders The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2017.
  23. Thorsteinsdottir B, Ramar P, Hickson LJ, Reinalda MS, Albright RC, Tilburt JC, Williams AW, Takahashi PY, Jeffery MM, Shah ND. Care of the dialysis patient: Primary provider involvement and resource utilization patterns - a cohort study. BMC Nephrol. 2017 Oct 25; 18 (1):322
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  24. Walton LS, Shumer GD, Thorsteinsdottir B, Suh T, Swetz KM. Palliation Versus Dialysis for End-Stage Renal Disease in the Oldest Old: What are the Considerations? Palliat Care. 2017; 10:1178224217735083 Epub 2017 Oct 09
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  25. Sheeler RD, Mundell T, Hurst SA, Goold SD, Thorsteinsdottir B, Tilburt JC, Danis M. Self-Reported Rationing Behavior Among US Physicians: A National Survey. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Dec; 31 (12):1444-1451 Epub 2016 July 19
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  26. Feely MA, Swetz KM, Zavaleta K, Thorsteinsdottir B, Albright RC, Williams AW. Reengineering Dialysis: The Role of Palliative Medicine. J Palliat Med. 2016 Jun; 19 (6):652-5 Epub 2016 Mar 18
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  27. Takahashi PY, Naessens JM, Peterson SM, Rahman PA, Shah ND, Finnie DM, Weymiller AJ, Thorsteinsdottir B, Hanson GJ. Short-term and long-term effectiveness of a post-hospital care transitions program in an older, medically complex population. Healthc (Amst). 2016 Mar; 4 (1):30-5 Epub 2015 July 07
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  28. Biehl M, Takahashi PY, Cha SS, Chaudhry R, Gajic O, Thorsteinsdottir B. Prediction of critical illness in elderly outpatients using elder risk assessment: a population-based study. Clin Interv Aging. 2016; 11:829-34 Epub 2016 June 20
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  29. Thorsteinsdottir B, Swetz KM, Albright RC. The Ethics of Chronic Dialysis for the Older Patient: Time to Reevaluate the Norms. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Nov 6; 10 (11):2094-9 Epub 2015 Apr 14
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  30. Thorsteinsdottir B, Beck A, Tilburt JC. Grow a Spine, Have a Heart: Responding to Patient Requests for Marginally Beneficial Care. AMA J Ethics. 2015 Nov 01; 17: (11)1028-34.
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  31. Hickson LJ, Chaudhary S, Williams AW, Dillon JJ, Norby SM, Gregoire JR, Albright RC Jr, McCarthy JT, Thorsteinsdottir B, Rule AD. Predictors of outpatient kidney function recovery among patients who initiate hemodialysis in the hospital. Am J Kidney Dis. 2015 Apr; 65 (4):592-602 Epub 2014 Nov 05
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  32. Chen CY, Thorsteinsdottir B, Cha SS, Hanson GJ, Peterson SM, Rahman PA, Naessens JM, Takahashi PY. Health care outcomes and advance care planning in older adults who receive home-based palliative care: a pilot cohort study. J Palliat Med. 2015 Jan; 18 (1):38-44
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  33. Feely MA, Albright RC, Thorsteinsdottir B, Moss AH, Swetz KM. Ethical challenges with hemodialysis patients who lack decision-making capacity: behavioral issues, surrogate decision-makers, and end-of-life situations. Kidney Int. 2014 Sep; 86(3):475-80. Epub 2014 Jul 02.
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  34. Reid K, Humeniuk KM, Hellyer JH, Thorsteinsdottir B, Tilburt JC. A comparison of expectations and impressions of ethical characteristics of dentists: results of a community primary care survey. J Am Dent Assoc. 2014 Aug; 145: (8)829-34.
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  35. Whitford K, Shah ND, Moriarty J, Branda M, Thorsteinsdottir B. Impact of a palliative care consult service. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2014 Mar; 31(2):175-82. Epub 2013 Apr 02.
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  36. Tilburt JC, Wynia MK, Montori VM, Thorsteinsdottir B, Egginton JS, Sheeler RD, Liebow M, Humeniuk KM, Goold SD. Shared decision-making as a cost-containment strategy: US physician reactions from a cross-sectional survey. BMJ Open. 2014 Jan 14; 4 (1):e004027
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  37. Thorsteinsdottir B, Swetz KM, Tilburt JC. Dialysis in the frail elderly--a current ethical problem, an impending ethical crisis. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Nov; 28 (11):1511-6 Epub 2013 May 18
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  38. Tilburt JC, Wynia MK, Sheeler RD, Thorsteinsdottir B, James KM, Egginton JS, Liebow M, Hurst S, Danis M, Goold SD. Views of US physicians about controlling health care costs. JAMA. 2013 Jul 24; 310 (4):380-8
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  39. Thorsteinsdottir B, Montori VM, Prokop LJ, Murad MH. Ageism vs. the technical imperative, applying the GRADE framework to the evidence on hemodialysis in very elderly patients. Clin Interv Aging. 2013; 8:797-807. Epub 2013 Jun 28.
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  40. Thorsteinsdottir B, Swetz KM, Feely MA, Mueller PS, Williams AW. Are there alternatives to hemodialysis for the elderly patient with end-stage renal failure? Mayo Clin Proc. 2012 Jun; 87 (6):514-6
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  41. Smyth A, Collins CS, Thorsteinsdottir B, Madsen BE, Oliveira GH, Kane G, Garovic VD. Page kidney: etiology, renal function outcomes and risk for future hypertension. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2012 Apr; 14(4):216-21. Epub 2012 Mar 12.
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  42. Takahashi PY, Hanson GJ, Thorsteinsdottir B, Van Houten HK, Shah ND, Naessens JM, Pecina JL. The impact of telemonitoring upon hospice referral in the community: a randomized controlled trial. Clin Interv Aging. 2012; 7:445-51 Epub 2012 Nov 02
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  43. Thorsteinsdottir B, Volcheck GW, Enemark Madsen B, Patel AM, Li JT, Lim KG. The ABCs of asthma control. Mayo Clin Proc. 2008 Jul; 83 (7):814-20
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  44. Thorsteinsdottir B, Kane GC, Hogan MJ, Watson WJ, Grande JP, Garovic VD. Adverse outcomes of renovascular hypertension during pregnancy. Nat Clin Pract Nephrol. 2006 Nov; 2: (11)651-6.
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  45. Thorsteinsdottir B, Grande JP, Garovic VD. Acute renal failure in a young weight lifter taking multiple food supplements, including creatine monohydrate. J Ren Nutr. 2006 Oct; 16(4):341-5.
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  46. Thorsteinsdottir B, Tleyjeh IM, Baddour LM. Abdominal wall cellulitis in the morbidly obese. Scand J Infect Dis. 2005; 37 (8):605-608
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