Bjoerg (Bjorg) Thorsteinsdottir, MD

  • 496 Citations
  • 12 Scopus h-Index
19982019

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  • 496 Citations
  • 12 Scopus h-Index
  • 39 Article
  • 4 Review article
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2019

Care Transitions Program for High-Risk Frail Older Adults is Most Beneficial for Patients with Cognitive Impairment

Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Peterson, S. M., Naessens, J. M., McCoy, R., Hanson, G. J., Hickson, L., Chen, C. Y., Rahman, P. A., Shah, N. D., Borkenhagen, L., Chandra, A., Havyer, R., Leppin, A. & Takahashi, P. Y., Jun 1 2019, In : Journal of hospital medicine. 14, 6, p. 329-335 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

End-of-Life Decision-Making for ICU Patients With Limited English Proficiency: A Qualitative Study of Healthcare Team Insights

Barwise, A. K., Nyquist, C. A., Espinoza Suarez, N. R., Jaramillo, C., Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Gajic, O. & Wilson, M., Oct 1 2019, In : Critical care medicine. 47, 10, p. 1380-1387 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Experiences of US Nephrologists in the Delivery of Conservative Care to Patients With Advanced Kidney Disease: A National Qualitative Study

Wong, S. P. Y., Boyapati, S., Engelberg, R. A., Thorsteinsdottir, B., Taylor, J. S. & O'Hare, A. M., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Scopus citations

Prediction of risk of death for patients starting dialysis: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Anderson, R. T., Cleek, H., Pajouhi, A. S., Bellolio, M. F., Mayukha, A., Hart, A., Hickson, L. T. J., Feely, M. A., Wilson, M. E., Connolly, R. M. G., Erwin, P. J., Majzoub, A. M., Tangri, N. & Thorsteinsdottir, B., Aug 7 2019, In : Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 14, 8, p. 1213-1227 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Purposeful SDM: A problem-based approach to caring for patients with shared decision making

Hargraves, I. G., Montori, V. M., Brito, J. P., Kunneman, M., Shaw, K., LaVecchia, C., Wilson, M., Walker, L. & Thorsteinsdottir, B., Oct 1 2019, In : Patient Education and Counseling. 102, 10, p. 1786-1792 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations
1 Scopus citations

US Physicians' Reactions To ACA Implementation, 2012-17

Riordan, L., Warsame, R., Jenkins, S., Lackore, K., Pacyna, J. E., Antiel, R. M., Beebe, T., Liebow, M., Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Wynia, M., Goold, S. D., DeCamp, M., Danis, M. & Tilburt, J. C., Sep 1 2019, In : Health affairs (Project Hope). 38, 9, p. 1530-1536 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2018

Death and Postoperative Complications After Hip Fracture Repair: Dialysis Effect

Hickson, L., Farah, W. H., Johnson, R. L., Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Ubl, D. S., Yuan, B. J., Albright, R., Rule, A. D. & Habermann, E. B., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Kidney International Reports.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

End of life, withdrawal, and palliative care utilization among patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis therapy

Chen, J. C. Y., Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Vaughan, L. E., Feely, M. A., Albright, R. C., Onuigbo, M., Norby, S. M., Gossett, C. L., D’Uscio, M. M., Williams, A. W., Dillon, J. J. & Hickson, L., Aug 7 2018, In : Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 13, 8, p. 1172-1179 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

High rates of cancer screening among dialysis patients seen in primary care a cohort study

Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Hickson, L., Ramar, P., Reinalda, M., Krueger, N. W., Crowson, C., Rule, A. D., Takahashi, P. Y., Chaudhry, R., Tulledge-Scheitel, S. M., Tilburt, J. C., Williams, A. W., Albright, R. C., Meier, S. K. & Shah, N. D., Jun 1 2018, In : Preventive Medicine Reports. 10, p. 176-183 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospital Readmission among New Dialysis Patients Associated with Young Age and Poor Functional Status

Hickson, L., Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Ramar, P., Reinalda, M. S., Crowson, C., Williams, A. W., Albright, R. C., Onuigbo, M. A., Rule, A. D. & Shah, N. D., Jan 9 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Nephron.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Impact of decision aids used during clinical encounters on clinician outcomes and consultation length: A systematic review

Dobler, C. C., Sanchez, M., Gionfriddo, M. R., Alvarez-Villalobos, N. A., Singh Ospina, N., Spencer-Bonilla, G., Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Benkhadra, R., Erwin, P. J., West, C. P., Brito Campana, J., Murad, M. H. & Montori, V. M., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : BMJ Quality and Safety.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Improving Value of Care for Older Adults With Advanced Medical Illness and Functional Decline: Cost Analyses of a Home-Based Palliative Care Program

Chen, C. Y., Naessens, J. M., Takahashi, P. Y., McCoy, R., Borah, B. J., Borkenhagen, L. S., Kimeu, A. K., Rojas, R. L., Johnson, M. G., Visscher, S. L., Cha, S. S., Thorsteinsdottir, B. B. & Hanson, G. J., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Noninvasive ventilation in patients with do-not-intubate and comfort-measures-only orders: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Wilson, M., Majzoub, A. M., Dobler, C. C., Curtis, J. R., Nayfeh, T., Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Barwise, A. K., Tilburt, J. C., Gajic, O., Montori, V. M. & Murad, M. H., Jan 1 2018, In : Critical Care Medicine. 46, 8, p. 1209-1216 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Predictors of early mortality and readmissions among dialysis patients undergoing lower extremity amputation

Hickson, L., Rule, A. D., Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Shields, R. C., Porter, I., Fleming, M. D., Ubl, D. S., Crowson, C., Hanson, K. T., Elhassan, B. T., Mehrotra, R., Arya, S., Albright, R. C., Williams, A. W. & Habermann, E. B., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Vascular Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Which readmissions may be preventable? lessons learned from a posthospitalization care transitions program for high-risk elders

McCoy, R., Peterson, S. M., Borkenhagen, L. S., Takahashi, P. Y., Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Chandra, A. & Naessens, J. M., Aug 1 2018, In : Medical Care. 56, 8, p. 693-700 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2017

Care of the dialysis patient: Primary provider involvement and resource utilization patterns - A cohort study

Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Ramar, P., Hickson, L., Reinalda, M. S., Albright, R. C., Tilburt, J. C., Williams, A. W., Takahashi, P. Y., Jeffery, M. M. & Shah, N. D., Oct 25 2017, In : BMC Nephrology. 18, 1, 322.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Effects of Different Models of Dialysis Care on Patient-Important Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Ramar, P., Ahmed, A. T., Wang, Z., Chawla, S. S., Suarez, M. L. G., Hickson, L., Farrell, A., Williams, A. W., Shah, N. D., Murad, M. H. & Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Dec 1 2017, In : Population Health Management. 20, 6, p. 495-505 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Medication Use Leading to Hospital Readmission in Frail Elders

Shapiro, J. S., McCoy, R., Takahashi, P. Y., Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Peterson, S. M., Naessens, J. M., Rahman, P. A., Chandra, A., Hanson, G. J., Havyer, R. D., Chen, C. Y. & Borkenhagen, L. S., Nov 1 2017, In : Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 13, 10, p. 708-715 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
2016

Prediction of critical illness in elderly outpatients using elder risk assessment: A population-based study

Biehl, M., Takahashi, P. Y., Cha, S. S., Chaudhry, R., Gajic, O. & Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Jun 20 2016, In : Clinical Interventions in Aging. 11, p. 829-834 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Reengineering Dialysis: The Role of Palliative Medicine

Feely, M. A., Swetz, K. M., Zavaleta, K., Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Albright, R. C. & Williams, A. W., Jun 1 2016, In : Journal of Palliative Medicine. 19, 6, p. 652-655 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

Self-Reported Rationing Behavior Among US Physicians: A National Survey

Sheeler, R. D., Mundell, T., Hurst, S. A., Goold, S. D., Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Tilburt, J. C. & Danis, M., Jul 19 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of General Internal Medicine. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Short-term and long-term effectiveness of a post-hospital care transitions program in an older, medically complex population

Takahashi, P. Y., Naessens, J. M., Peterson, S. M., Rahman, P. A., Shah, N. D., Finnie, D. M., Weymiller, A. J., Thorsteinsdottir, B. B. & Hanson, G. J., Mar 1 2016, In : Healthcare. 4, 1, p. 30-35 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations
2015

Grow a Spine, Have a Heart: Responding to Patient Requests for Marginally Beneficial Care

Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Beck, A. & Tilburt, J. C., Nov 1 2015, In : AMA journal of ethics. 17, 11, p. 1028-1034 7 p.

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Health care outcomes and advance care planning in older adults who receive home-based palliative care: A pilot cohort study

Chen, C. Y., Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Cha, S. S., Hanson, G. J., Peterson, S. M., Rahman, P. A., Naessens, J. M. & Takahashi, P. Y., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of Palliative Medicine. 18, 1, p. 38-44 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Scopus citations

Predictors of outpatient kidney function recovery among patients who initiate hemodialysis in the hospital

Hickson, L., Chaudhary, S., Williams, A. W., Dillon, J. J., Norby, S. M., Gregoire, J. R., Albright, R. C., McCarthy, J. T., Thorsteinsdottir, B. B. & Rule, A. D., Apr 1 2015, In : American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 65, 4, p. 592-602 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Scopus citations

The ethics of chronic dialysis for the older patient: Time to reevaluate the norms

Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Swetz, K. M. & Albright, R. C., Nov 6 2015, In : Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 10, 11, p. 2094-2099 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Scopus citations
2014
3 Scopus citations

Ethical challenges with hemodialysis patients who lack decision-making capacity: Behavioral issues, surrogate decision-makers, and end-of-life situations

Feely, M. A., Albright, R. C., Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Moss, A. H. & Swetz, K. M., 2014, In : Kidney International. 86, 3, p. 475-480 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

Impact of a Palliative Care Consult Service

Whitford, K., Shah, N. D., Moriarty, J., Branda, M. & Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Mar 2014, In : American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 31, 2, p. 175-182 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

Shared decision-making as a cost-containment strategy: US physician reactions from a cross-sectional survey

Tilburt, J. C., Wynia, M. K., Montori, V. M., Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Egginton, J. S., Sheeler, R. D., Liebow, M., Humeniuk, K. M. & Goold, S. D., 2014, In : BMJ Open. 4, 1, e004027.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations
2013
39 Scopus citations

Dialysis in the frail elderly - A current ethical problem, an impending ethical crisis

Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Swetz, K. M. & Tilburt, J. C., Nov 2013, In : Journal of General Internal Medicine. 28, 11, p. 1511-1516 6 p.

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20 Scopus citations

Views of US physicians about controlling health care costs

Tilburt, J. C., Wynia, M. K., Sheeler, R. D., Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., James, K. M., Egginton, J. S., Liebow, M., Hurst, S., Danis, M. & Goold, S. D., 2013, In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 310, 4, p. 380-388 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

147 Scopus citations
2012

Are there alternatives to hemodialysis for the elderly patient with end-stage renal failure?

Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Swetz, K. M., Feely, M. A., Mueller, P. & Williams, A. W., 2012, In : Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 87, 6, p. 514-516 3 p.

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13 Scopus citations

Page Kidney: Etiology, Renal Function Outcomes and Risk for Future Hypertension

Smyth, A., Collins, C. S., Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Madsen, B. E., Oliveira, G. H. M., Kane, G. M. & Garovic, V. D., Apr 2012, In : Journal of Clinical Hypertension. 14, 4, p. 216-221 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Scopus citations

The impact of telemonitoring upon hospice referral in the community: A randomized controlled trial

Takahashi, P. Y., Hanson, G. J., Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., van Houten, H. K., Shah, N. D., Naessens, J. M. & Pecina, J. L., 2012, In : Clinical Interventions in Aging. 7, p. 445-451 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations
2006
43 Scopus citations

Adverse outcomes of renovascular hypertension during pregnancy

Thorsteinsdottir, B. B., Kane, G. M., Hogan, M. J., Watson, W. J., Grande, J. P. & Garovic, V. D., Nov 2006, In : Nature Clinical Practice Nephrology. 2, 11, p. 651-656 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations