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July 25, 2008


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

Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
Huang CX, Plantinga LC, Fink NE, et al. Phosphate levels and blood pressure in incident hemodialysis patients: a longitudinal study. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 2008 Jul; 15(3):321-31. [Supported by grant R01 HS08365.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Managed Care
Bennett AV, Lozano P, Richardson LP, et al. Identifying high-risk asthma with utilization data: a revised HEDIS definition. Am J Manag Care 2008 Jul; 14(7):450-56. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS013853-03.] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation
Hlatky MA, Bravata DM. Stents or surgery? New data on the comparative outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Circulation 2008 Jul 22; 118(4):325-7. [Supported by contract 290-02-0017.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Pediatrics
Sawicki GS, Smith L, Bokhour B, et al. Periodic use of inhaled steroids in children with mild persistent asthma: what are pediatricians recommending? Clin Pediatr 2008 Jun; 47(5):446-51. [Supported by grant T32 HS000063-13.] Select to access the abstract.

Holland ML, Fagnano M. Appropriate antibiotic use for acute otitis media: what consumers find using Web searches. Clin Pediatr 2008 Jun; 47(5):452-6. [Supported by grant T32 HS000044-16.] Select to access the abstract.

European Journal of Clinical Microbial Infectious Diseases
Drees M, Snydman DR, O'Sullivan CE. Repeated enzyme immunoassays have limited utility in diagnosing Clostridium difficile. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2008 May; 27(5):397-9. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS000063-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Encinosa WE, Hellinger FJ. The impact of medical errors on ninety-day costs and outcomes: an examination of surgical patients. Health Serv Res 2008 Jul 25. [Epub ahead of print. Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Nowalk MP, Zimmerman RK, Lin CJ, et al. Raising adult vaccination rates over 4 years among racially diverse patients at inner-city health centers. J Am Geriatr Soc 2008 Jul; 56(7):1177-82. [Supported by grant P01 HS10864.] Select to access the abstract.

Bergstrom N, Smout R, Horn S, Spector W, Hartz A, Limcangco R. Stage 2 pressure ulcer healing in nursing homes. J Am Geriatr Soc 2008 Jul; 56(7):1252-8. [Supported by grant 5 UC1 HS015350; fourth and sixth authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Pharmacy Association
Rupp MT, Warholak TL. Evaluation of e-prescribing in chain community pharmacy; best-practice recommendations. J Am Pharm Assoc 2008 May-Jun; 48(3):364-70. [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS16394.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Huey SJ Jr, Polo AJ. Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for ethnic minority youth. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 2008 Jan; 37(1):262-301. [Supported by grant P01 HS1087.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Critical Care
Pronovost PJ, Berenholtz SM, Goeschel C, et al. Improving patient safety in intensive care units in Michigan. J Crit Care 2008 Jun; 23(2):207-21. [Supported by grant 1 UC1 HS14246.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Elkin EB, Ishill N, Riley GF, et al. Disenrollment from Medicare managed care among beneficiaries with and without a cancer diagnosis. J Natl Cancer Inst 2008 Jul 16; 100(14):1013-21. [Supported by grant R03 HS14831.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Medical Association
Nutankalva L, Wutoh AK, McNeil J, et al. Malignancies in HIV; pre- and post-highly active antiretroviral therapy. J Natl Med Assoc 2008 Jul; 100(7):817-20. [Supported by grant 1 R24 HS11673.] Select to access the abstract.

Wutoh AK, Daftary MN, Nwankwo AE, et al. An analysis of antiretroviral adherence, resistance and HIV viral load: a pilot study. J Natl Med Assoc 2008 Jul; 100(7):867-8. [Supported by grant 1 R24 HS11673-03.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Brown TM, Vaidya D, Rogers WJ, et al. Does prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in women with coronary artery disease differ by the ATP III and IDF criteria? J Womens Health 2008 Jun; 17(5):841-7. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS13852.] Select to access the abstract.

Obesity
Wang Y, Beydoun MA, Liang L, et al. Will all Americans become overweight or obese? Estimating the progression and cost of the US obesity epidemic. Obesity 2008 Jul 24. [Epub ahead of print. Third author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends.] Select to access the abstract.

Psychiatric Services
Law MR, Ross-Degnan D, Soumerai SB. Effect of prior authorization of second-generation antipsychotic agents on pharmacy utilization and reimbursements. Psychiatr Serv 2008 May; 59(5):540-46. [Supported by grant U18 HS10391.] Select to access the abstract.

Statistics in Medicine
Puggioni G, Gelfand AE, Emore JG. Joint modeling of sensitivity and specificity. Stat Med 2008 May 10; 27(10):1745-61. [Supported by grant R01 HS10591.] Select to access the abstract.

Vaccine
Lee GM, Riffelmann M, Wirsing von Konig CH. Cost-effectiveness of adult pertussis vaccination in Germany. Vaccine 2008 Jul 4; 26(29-30):3673-9. [Supported by grant K08 HS13908-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
Galbraith AA, Semura JI, McAninch-Dake RJ, et al. Language disparities and timely care for children in managed care Medicaid. Am J Manag Care 2008 Jul; 14(7):417-26. [Uses data from a Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey administered in Washington State in 2000; cites AHRQ publication Children's Health Care Quality, Fall 2000, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Statistical Brief No. 3, 2002, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Smink et al. (Pediatrics, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Chernew ME, Newhouse JP. What does the RAND Health Insurance Experiment tell us about the impact of patient cost sharing on health outcomes? Am J Manag Care 2008 Jul; 14(7):412-14. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Huskamp et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003), Hsu et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006), and Trivedi et al. (N Eng J Med 2008).]

Tisnado DM, Rose-Ash DE, Malin JL, et al. Financial incentives for quality in breast cancer care. Am J Manag Care 2008 Jul; 14(7):457-66. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hargraves et al. (Med Care, 1996) and Mandelblatt et al. (Med Care 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Willey VJ, Kopenski F, Lawless GD. Beyond the myths: finding benefit design solutions that address the true costs of high healthcare use. Am J Manag Care 2008 Jul; 14(8) Supplement:S252-S263. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Banthin and Bernard (JAMA, 2006) and AHRQ-funded article by Hsu et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Hoffman C, Schwartz K. Eroding access among nonelderly U.S. adults with chronic conditions: ten years of change. Health Aff (Millwood) 2008 Jul 22. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Canto et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2000) and Andersen et al. (Health Serv Res, 2000); cites Medical Care and Treatment for Chronic Conditions, 2000, MEPS Statistical Brief No. 5, 2002); cites Getting Health Care from Specialists among Adults with Chronic Conditions, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2004, MEPS Statistical Brief No. 162, 2007); cites The Five Most Costly Medical Conditions, 1997 and 2002: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, MEPS Statistical Brief No. 80, 2005); cites AHRQ-authored article by Banthin and Bernard (JAMA, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Young HM, Gray SL, McCormick WC, et al. Types, prevalence, and potential clinical significance of medication administration errors in assisted living. J Am Geriatr Soc 2008 Jul; 56(7): 1199-205. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Morimoto et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Zillich AJ, Shay K, Hyduke B, et al. Quality improvement toward decreasing high-risk medications for older veteran outpatients. J Am Geriatr Soc 2008 Jul; 56(7):1299-305. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) et al. (JAMA, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Navaratnam P, Jayawant SS, Pedersen CA, et al. Asthma pharmacotherapy prescribing in the ambulatory population of the United States: evidence of nonadherence to national guidelines and implications for elderly people. J Am Geriatr Soc 2008 Jul; 56(7):1312-17. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Stafford et al. (J Allergy Clin Immunol, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Cloyd JM, Acosta FL, Ames CP. Complications and outcomes of lumbar spine surgery in elderly people: a review of the literature. J Am Geriatr Soc 2008 Jul; 56(7):1318-27. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Deyo, Gray (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) et al. (Spine, 2005), which uses Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Bowman MA, Neale AV, Lupo P. Third Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine practice-based research theme issue. J Am Board Fam Med 2008 Jul-Aug; 21(4):255-7. [Cites discussions of IRB issues on the AHRQ Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) E-mail list, as described in Dolor, Smith, and Neale (J Am Board Fam Med, 2008) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Coylewright M, Blumenthal RS, Post W. Placing COURAGE in context: review of the recent literature on managing stable coronary artery disease. Mayo Clinic Proc 2008; 83(7): 799-805. [Cites HCUP Facts and Figures: Statistics on Hospital-based Care in the United States, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Newton WP. Improving performance in prevention. J Am Board Fam Med 2008 Jul-Aug; 21(4):258-60. [Cites USPSTF publication Put Prevention into Practice. A Step-by-Step Guide to Delivering Clinical Preventive Services: A Systems Approach, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Viera AJ, Cohen LW, Mitchell CM, et al. High blood pressure knowledge among primary care patients with known hypertension: a North Carolina Family Medicine Research Network (NC-FM-RN) study. J Am Board Fam Med 2008 Jul-Aug; 21(4):300-8. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for high blood pressure as published in article by Sheridan et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Aspy CB, Enright M, Halstead L, et al. Improving mammography screening using best practices and practice enhancement assistants: an Oklahoma Physicians Resource/Research Network (OKPRN) study. J Am Board Fam Med 2008 Jul-Aug; 21(4):326-33. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Stephens MB, Reamy BV. A novel approach using an electronic medical record to identify children and adolescents at risk for dyslipidemia: a study from the Primary Care Education and Research Learning (PEARL) network. J Am Board Fam Med 2008 Jul-Aug; 21(4):356-7. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening and treatment for lipid disorders in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles

Journal of Health Services Research & Policy
Iezzoni LI. Tracking disability disparities: the data dilemma. J Health Serv Res Policy 2008 Jul; 13(3):129-30. [Discusses and cites coverage of disabilities in AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Smith SA, Shah ND, Bryant SC, et al. Chronic care model and shared care in diabetes: randomized trial of an electronic decision support system. Mayo Clinic Proc 2008 Jul; 83(7):747-57. [Cites Institute of Medicine report, Envisioning the National Health Care Quality Report, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Diabetes Care
McNaughton SA, Mishra GD, Brunner EJ. Dietary patterns, insulin resistance, and incidence of type 2 diabetes in the Whitehall II study. Diabetes Care 2008 Jul; 31(7):1343-8. [Uses study cohort data from Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Epidemiology
Singh-Manoux A, Nabi H, Shipley M, et al. The role of conventional risk factors in explaining social inequalities in coronary heart disease: the relative and absolute approaches to risk. Epidemiology 2008 Jul; 19(4):595-605. [Uses study cohort data from Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Dolor RJ, Smith PC, Neale AV. Institutional review board training for community practices: advice from the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality Practice-Based Research Network listserv. J Am Board Fam Med 2008 Jul-Aug; 21(4):345-52. [Uses and analyzes discussion thread on IRBs from AHRQ's PBRN E-mail list.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Medical Association
Cunningham WE, Wong M, Hays RD. Case management and health-related quality of life outcomes in a national sample of persons with HIV/AIDS. J Natl Med Assoc 2008 Jul; 100(7):840-7. [Uses data from the AHRQ-sponsored HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study (HCSUS).] Select to access the abstract.

Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Newman-Toker DE, Hsieh YH, Camargo CA Jr, et al. Spectrum of dizziness visits to US emergency departments: cross-sectional analysis from a nationally representative sample. Mayo Clin Proc 2008 Jul; 83(7):765-75. [Cites Elixhauser et al. Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Neurology
Frenzen PD. Economic cost of Gullain-Barre' syndrome in the United States. Neurology 2008 Jul; 71(1):21-7. [Uses 2004 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data and 2004 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

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