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April 6, 2007


This weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters includes:

  • Articles funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or authored by AHRQ researchers.
  • Articles mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products.
  • Articles related to AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Centers.
  • Articles related to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force or Put Prevention into Practice program.
  • Articles mentioning the National Healthcare Disparities Report and National Healthcare Quality Report.
  • Other research using AHRQ data or products.

AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

AIDS
Mehta SH, Lucas GM, Mirel LB, et al. Limited effectiveness of antiviral treatment for hepatitis C in an urban HIV clinic. AIDS 2006 Nov 28; 20(18):2361-9. [Supported by grant HS07809.]

Applied Nursing Research
Capezuti E, Taylor J, Brown H, et al. Challenges to implementing an APN-facilitated falls management program in long-term care. Appl Nurs Res 2007 Feb; 20(1):2-9. [Supported by grant 5 P20 HS011588-03.]

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Shah SS, Hall M, Goodman DM, et al. Off-label drug use in hospitalized children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2007 Mar; 161:282-90. [Supported by grant K08 HS14009-01.]

Clinical Infectious Disease
Lee GM. Varicella vaccination in adults: is it cost-effective? Clin Infect Dis 2007 Apr; 44(8):1049-50. [Supported by grant K08 HS013908-01.]

Clinical Nursing Practice
Scott-Cawiezell J, Pepper GA, Madsen RW, et al. Nursing home error and level of staff credentials. Clin Nurs Res 2007 Feb; 16(1):72-8. [Supported by grant 5 UC1 HS14281-02.]

JAMA
Gupta R, Plantinga LC, Fink NE, et al. Statin use and hospitalization for sepsis in patients with chronic kidney disease. JAMA 2007 April 4; 297(13):1455-64. [Supported by grant R01 HS08365.]

Journal of Health Economics
Ellis RP, McGuire TG. Predictability and predictiveness in health care spending. J Health Econ 2007 Jan; 26(1):25-48. [Supported by grant P01 HS10803.]

Journal of Midwifery and Womens Health
Holland ML, Holland ES. Survey of Connecticut nurse-midwives. J Midwifery Womens Health 2007 Mar-Apr; 52(2):106-15. [Supported by grant T32 HS000044-15.]

Journal of Hospital Medicine
Bump GM, Parekh VI, Saint S. Above or below? J Hosp Med 2006 Jan; 1(1):36-41. [Supported by grant P20 HS11540.]

Winawer N, Murali M, Saint S, et al. A negative test of aneurysmal proportions. J Hosp Med 2006 Mar; 1(2):113-7. [Supported by grant P20 HS11540.]

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Yedidia MJ. Transforming doctor-patient relationships to promote patient-centered care: lessons from palliative care. J Pain Symptom Manage 2007 Jan; 33(1):40-57. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS013543.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Fenton JJ, Taplin SH, Carney PA, et al. Influence of computer-aided detection on performance of screening mammography. N Engl J Med 2007 Apr 5; 356(14):1399-409. [Supported by grant R01 CA 107623 from NCI and AHRQ.]

Obesity
Barlow SE, Bobra SR, Elliott MB, et al. Recognition of childhood overweight during health supervision visits: does BMI help pediatricians? Obesity 2007 Jan; 15(1):225-32. [Supported by grant K08 HS013901.]

Patient Education and Counseling
Street RL Jr, Gordon HS. The clinical context and patient participation in post-diagnostic consultations. Patient Educ Couns 2006 Dec; 64(1-3):217-24. [Supported by grant P01 HS10876.]

Pediatrics
Cowgill BO, Beckett MK, Corona R, et al. Guardianship planning among HIV-infected parents in the United States: results from a nationally representative sample. Pediatrics 2007 Feb; 119(2):e391-8. [Supported by grant U01 HS08578.]

Thompson DA, Lozano P, Christakis DA. Parent use of touchscreen computer kiosks for child health promotion in community settings. Pediatrics 2007 March; 119(3):427-38. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS013302.]

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Thomas JC, Isler MR, Carter C, et al. An interagency network perspective on HIV prevention. Sex Transm Dis 2007 Feb; 34(2):71-5. [Supported by grant 1 P01 HS10861.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

Alternative Therapies in Womens Health
Keegan L. Horse chestnut seed extract for venous insufficiency. Altern Ther Womens Health 2007 Apr. [Notes inclusion of venous ulcer guideline from the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) in AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) database.]

Biomechanics
Frounfelter G. Life and load. Biomechanics 2007 Mar. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Acute Low Back Problems in Adults, 1994.]

Journal of Family Practice
Zimmerman RK, Middleton DB, Burns IT, et al. Routine vaccines across the life span, 2007. J Fam Pract 2007 Feb; 56(2):S18-36. [Mentions the USPSTF's recommendation to screen all pregnant women for HBsAg.]

Psychiatric Times
Mitchell AJ. Understanding medication discontinuation in depression. Psychiatric Times 2007 Apr; 24(4). [Cites use of data from AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) in article by Olfson, et al. (Am J Psychiatry, 2006).]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Brewer NT, Salz T, Lillie SE. Systematic review: the long-term effects of false-positive mammograms. Ann Intern Med 2007 Apr 3; 146(7):502-10. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored review of screening mammography cost-effectiveness in article by Mandelblatt, et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2003).]

Qaseem A, Snow V, Sherif K, et al. Screening mammography for women 40 to 49 years of age: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med 2007 Apr 3; 146(7):511-5. [Analyzes and incorporates USPSTF findings and recommendations (USPSTF, Ann Intern Med, 2005 and Humphrey, et al., Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Armstrong K, Moye E, Williams S, et al. Screening mammography in women 40 to 49 years of age: a systematic review for the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med 2007 Apr 3; 146(7):516-26. [Cites USPSTF meta-analysis of screening mammography studies by Humphrey, et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Elmore JG, Choe JH. Breast cancer screening for women in their 40s: moving from controversy about data to helping individual women. Ann Intern Med 2007 Apr 3; 146(7):529-31. [Cites USPSTF meta-analysis of screening mammography studies by Humphrey, et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Pain Physician
Boswell MV, Trescot AM, Datta S, et al. Interventional techniques; evidence-based practice guidelines in the management of chronic spinal pain. Pain Physician 2007 Jan; 10(1):7-111. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002; notes inclusion of specific pain guidelines in AHRQ's NGC database and cites three by NGC reference number; uses AHRQ's evidence quality evaluation criteria in assessing studies; cites AHRQ guideline, Acute Low Back Problems in Adults, 1994; cites AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (JAMA, 2003).]

Datta S, Everett CR, Trescot AM, et al. An updated systematic review of the diagnostic utility of selective nerve root blocks. Pain Physician 2007 Jan; 10(1):113-28. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002); uses AHRQ's evidence quality evaluation criteria in assessing studies.]

Trescot AM, Chopra P, Abdi S, et al. Systematic review of effectiveness and complications of adhesiolysis in the management of chronic spinal pain: an update. Pain Physician 2007 Jan; 10(1):129-46. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002); uses AHRQ's evidence quality evaluation criteria in assessing studies.]

Buenaventura RM, Shah RV, Patel V, et al. Systematic review of discography as a diagnostic test for spinal pain: an update. Pain Physician 2007 Jan; 10(1):147-64. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002); uses AHRQ's evidence quality evaluation criteria in assessing studies.]

Hansen HC, McKenzie-Brown AM, Cohen SP, et al. Sacroiliac joint interventions: a systematic review. Pain Physician 2007 Jan; 10(1):165-84. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002); uses AHRQ's evidence quality evaluation criteria in assessing studies.]

Abdi S, Datta S, Trescot AM, et al. Epidural steroids in the management of chronic spinal pain: a systematic review. Pain Physician 2007 Jan; 10(1):185-212. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002); uses AHRQ's evidence quality evaluation criteria in assessing studies.]

Sehgal N, Dunbar EE, Shah RV, et al. Systematic review of diagnostic utility of facet (zygapophysial) joint injections in chronic spinal pain: an update. Pain Physician 2007 Jan; 10(1):213-28. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002); uses AHRQ's evidence quality evaluation criteria in assessing studies.]

Boswell MV, Colson JD, Sehgal N, et al. A systematic review of therapeutic facet joint interventions in chronic spinal pain. Pain Physician 2007 Jan; 10(1):229-53. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002); uses AHRQ's evidence quality evaluation criteria in assessing studies.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Gastroenterology
Mazen Jamal M, Yoon EJ, Saadi A, et al. Trends in the utilization of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in the United States. Am J Gastroenterol 2007 Feb 22; 102():1-10. [Uses AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) for 1988-2002.]

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Tsai WS, Inge TH, Burd RS. Bariatric surgery in adolescents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2007 Mar; 161(3):217-21. [Uses data from AHRQ's HCUP NIS for 1996-2003.]

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Daniels AH, Arthur M, Hart RA. Variability in rates of arthrodesis procedures for patients with cervical spine injuries with and without associated spinal cord injury. J Bone Joint Surg 2007 Feb; 89(2):317-23. [Uses data from AHRQ's HCUP NIS for 1998-2002.]

Journal of Infectious Diseases
Fischer TK, Viboud C, Parashar U, et al. Hospitalizations and deaths from diarrhea and rotavirus among children 5 years of age in the United States, 1993-2003. J Infect Dis 2007 Apr 15; 195(8):1117-25. [Uses data from AHRQ's HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) for 1993-2003.]

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Chang GJ, Rodriguez-Bigas MA, Skibber JM, et al. Lymph node evaluation and survival after curative resection of colon cancer: systematic review. J Natl Cancer Inst 2007 Mar 21; 99(6):433-41. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ database as a source of applicable studies.]

Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Vitale MG, Matsumoto H, Kessler MW, et al. Osteogenesis imperfecta: determining the demographics and the predictors of death from an inpatient population. J Pediatr Orthop 2007 Mar; 27(2):228-32. [Uses data from AHRQ's HCUP Kids Inpatient Database (KID) for 2000.]

Journal of Urology
Scales CD Jr, Curtis LH, Norris RD, et al. Changing gender prevalence of stone disease. J Urology 2007 Mar; 177(3):979-82. [Uses data from AHRQ's HCUP NIS for 1997-2002.]

Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation
Charytan DM, Kuntz RE. Risks of coronary artery bypass surgery in dialysis-dependent patients - analysis of the 2001 National Inpatient Sample. Nephrol Dial Transplant 2007 Feb 13; [Epub ahead of print. Uses data from AHRQ's HCUP NIS for 2001.]

Neurology
Kurth T, Heuschmann PU, Walker AM, et al. Mortality of stroke patients treated with thrombolysis: analysis of nationwide inpatient sample. Neurology 2007 Feb 27; 68(9):710; author reply 711. [Comments on article by Dubinsky and Lai (Neurology, 2006), which uses HCUP NIS data.]

Flaherty ML, Kissela B, Khatri P. Mortality of stroke patients treated with thrombolysis: analysis of nationwide inpatient sample. Neurology 2007 Feb 27; 68(9):710-1; author reply 711. [Notes use of HCUP NIS data in article by Dubinsky and Lai (Neurology, 2006).]

Pediatrics
Odetola FO, Gebremariam A, Freed GL. Patient and hospital correlates of clinical outcomes and resource utilization in severe pediatric sepsis. Pediatrics 2007 Mar; 119(3):487-94. [Uses data from AHRQ's HCUP KID for 2003.]

Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Thorne CD, Levitin H, Oliver M, et al. A pilot assessment of hospital preparedness for bioterrorism events. Prehospital Disaster Med 2006 Nov-Dec; 21(6):414-422. [Evaluates lessons learned from use of AHRQ/Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-developed Bioterrorism Preparedness Assessment Tool, and cites AHRQ publication, Understanding Needs for Health System Preparedness and Capacity for Bioterrorist Attacks, 2002.]

Stroke
Shen JJ, Washington EL. Disparities in outcomes among patients with stroke associated with insurance status. Stroke 2007 Mar; 38(3):1010-6. [Uses data from AHRQ's HCUP NIS for 2002.]

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