Eric Leo Eisenstein

Associate Professor in Medicine
Associate Professor in Community and Family Medicine
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail 2400 Pratt St, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 668-8984
Email address eisen006@mc.duke.edu

Research Interests:

Dr. Eisenstein is a member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute’s Outcomes Research and Assessment Group, with a special interest in understanding the relationships between complex interventions in health care systems and the long-term clinical and economic outcomes of patients. He has served as Principal Investigator for phase II, III, and IV economic and quality of life studies conducted alongside randomized clinical trials in cardiovascular, emergency, pulmonary, and vascular medicine and surgery. He also has conducted health technology evaluations making use of innovative research methods designed to better understand key relationships in observation (non-randomized) patient data. This work has included evaluations of the long-term clinical outcomes of coronary artery disease patients receiving drug-eluting vs. bare metal intracoronary stents, and how the use of clopidogrel changes those relationships. He also has conducted several studies assessing factors contributing to the costs of and evaluating different design considerations for multi-center randomized clinical trials.

In addition to his working in traditional health technology evaluation, Dr. Eisenstein has an interest in evaluating information technologies as interventions in health care systems. In this regard, he has collaborated in the design and conduct of large-scale, randomized clinical trials to evaluate clinical decision support systems. The research objective in these studies has been to develop methods for evaluating health information technologies in practice-based settings using a “tool kit” of inexpensive, yet highly scalable methods that make use of data sets created as a byproduct of normal clinical and administrative operations. The use of these evaluation methods has been demonstrated in four clinical trials that include care process, clinical, economic, and quality of life measurements.

Education and Training

  • D.B.A., Cleveland State University, 1995

Publications

Del Fiol, G, Kawamoto, K, Lapointe, NMA, Eisenstein, EL, Anstrom, KJ, Wood, LL, and Lobach, DF. "Improving Medication Adherence in a Regional Healthcare Information Exchange using a Scalable, Claims-Driven, and Service-Oriented Approach. (Published online)" AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2010 (November 13, 2010): 137-141.

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21346956
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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Clinical Research Network, , Zisman, DA, Schwarz, M, Anstrom, KJ, Collard, HR, Flaherty, KR, and Hunninghake, GW. "A controlled trial of sildenafil in advanced idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis." The New England Journal of Medicine 363, no. 7 (August 2010): 620-628.

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20484178
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Eisenstein, EL, Honeycutt, EF, Anstrom, KJ, Becker, RC, Granger, CB, Rao, SV, Jolicoeur, ME, Ohman, EM, and CATCH Investigators, . "Economic assessment of thrombocytopenia: CATCH Registry." J Med Syst 34, no. 3 (June 2010): 379-386.

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20503623
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Petersen, JL, Barron, JJ, Hammill, BG, Cziraky, MJ, Anstrom, KJ, Wahl, PM, Eisenstein, EL, Krucoff, MW, Califf, RM, Schulman, KA, and Curtis, LH. "Clopidogrel use and clinical events after drug-eluting stent implantation: findings from the HealthCore Integrated Research Database." American Heart Journal 159, no. 3 (March 2010): 462-470.e1.

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20211310
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Rajgor, D, Shah, J, Tay, SK, Ostbye, T, Eisenstein, EL, Krishnan, R, and Pietrobon, R. "Certificate course in outcomes research." Med Teach 32, no. 1 (January 2010): 92-. (Letter)

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20104663
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Allen, LA, Anstrom, KJ, Horton, JR, Shaw, LK, Eisenstein, EL, and Felker, GM. "Relationship between anemia and health care costs in heart failure." J Card Fail 15, no. 10 (December 2009): 843-849.

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Leon, MB, Kandzari, DE, Eisenstein, EL, Anstrom, KJ, Mauri, L, Cutlip, DE, Nikolsky, E, O'Shaughnessy, C, Overlie, PA, Kirtane, AJ, McLaurin, BT, Solomon, SL, Douglas, JS, Popma, JJ, and ENDEAVOR IV Investigators, . "Late safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of a zotarolimus-eluting stent compared with a paclitaxel-eluting stent in patients with de novo coronary lesions: 2-year follow-up from the ENDEAVOR IV trial (Randomized, Controlled Trial of the Medtronic Endeavor Drug [ABT-578] Eluting Coronary Stent System Versus the Taxus Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary Stent System in De Novo Native Coronary Artery Lesions)." JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2, no. 12 (December 2009): 1208-1218.

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20129547
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Eisenstein, EL, Wijns, W, Fajadet, J, Mauri, L, Edwards, R, Cowper, PA, Kong, DF, and Anstrom, KJ. "Long-term clinical and economic analysis of the Endeavor drug-eluting stent versus the Driver bare-metal stent: 4-year results from the ENDEAVOR II trial (Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of the Medtronic AVE ABT-578 Eluting Driver Coronary Stent in De Novo Native Coronary Artery Lesions)." JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2, no. 12 (December 2009): 1178-1187.

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Eisenstein, EL, Leon, MB, Kandzari, DE, Mauri, L, Edwards, R, Kong, DF, Cowper, PA, Anstrom, KJ, and ENDEAVOR III Investigators, . "Long-term clinical and economic analysis of the Endeavor zotarolimus-eluting stent versus the cypher sirolimus-eluting stent: 3-year results from the ENDEAVOR III trial (Randomized Controlled Trial of the Medtronic Endeavor Drug [ABT-578] Eluting Coronary Stent System Versus the Cypher Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent System in De Novo Native Coronary Artery Lesions)." JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2, no. 12 (December 2009): 1199-1207.

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20129546
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Riles, EM, Eisenstein, EL, Anstrom, KJ, Edwards, R, Mark, DB, and Hochman, J. "Cost-effectiveness of an Early Revascularization Strategy for Cardiogenic Shock Based on Long-term Outcomes." November 3, 2009.

Scholars@Duke

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