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August 31, 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

Anesthesiology Clinics
Nishisaki A, Keren R, Nadkarni V. Does simulation improve patient safety? Self-efficacy, competence, operational performance, and patient safety. Anesthesiol Clin 2007 Jun; 25(2):225-36. [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS01667801.]

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Katz DA, Aufderheide TP, Bogner M, et al. Do emergency department patients with possible acute coronary syndrome have better outcomes when admitted to cardiology versus other services? Ann Emerg Med 2007. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant R01 HS10466.]

Annals of Family Medicine
Forrest CB, Shadmi E, Nutting PA, et al. Specialty referral completion among primary care patients: results from the ASPN Referral Study. Ann Fam Med 2007 Jul-Aug; 5(4):361-7. [Supported by grant R01 HS09377.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Hepner KA, Rowe M, Rost K, et al. The effect of adherence to practice guidelines on depression outcomes. Ann I ntern Med 2007 Sep 4; 147(5):320-9. [Supported by grant R01 HS08349; uses AHRQ guideline, Depression in Primary Care, Volume 1. Detection and Diagnosis, and Volume 2; Treatment of Major Depression, 1993, and update by Schulberg, et al. (Arch Gen Psychiatry, 1998), to develop preliminary quality review criteria guideline implementation evaluation study.]

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Krauss MJ, Nguyen SL, Dunagan C, et al. Circumstances of patient falls and injuries in 9 hospitals in a Midwestern healthcare system. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2007 May; 28(5):544-50. [Supported by grant U18 HS1189801.]

LaRosa LA, Fishman NO, Lautenbach E, et al. Evaluation of antimicrobial therapy orders circumventing an antimicrobial stewardship program: investigating the strategy of stealth dosing. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2007 May; 28(5):551-6. [Supported by grant U18 HS10399.]

Journal of Asthma
Smith MJ, Pawar V. Medical services and prescription use for asthma and factors that predict inhaled corticosteroid use among African-American children covered by Medicaid. J Asthma 2007 Jun; 44(5):357-63. [Supported by grant 1 P20 HS015390.]

Berns SH, Halm EA, Sampson HA, et al. Food allergy as a risk factor for asthma morbidity in adults. J Asthma 2007 Jun; 44(5):377-81. [Supported by grant K08 HS013312 and R01 HS09973.]

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Localio AR, Margolis DJ, Berlin JA. Relative risks and confidence intervals were easily computed indirectly from multivariable logistic regression. J Clin Epidemiol 2007 Sep; 60(9):874-82. [Supported by grants U18 HS10399 and R03 HS11481-01.]

Hennessy S, Bilker WB, Leonard CE, et al. Observed association between antidepressant use and pneumonia risk was confounded by comorbidity measures. J Clin Epidemiol 2007 Sep; 60(9):911-8. [Supported by contract HHSA290200500411.]

Journal of Womens Health
Bertakis KD, Azari R. Patient gender and physician practice style. J Women Health 2007 Jul-Aug; 16(6):859-68. [Supported by grant R18 HS06167.]

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kuppermann M, Learman LA, Schembri M, et al. Effect of noncancerous pelvic problems on health-related quality of life and sexual functioning. Obstet Gynecol 2007 Sep; 110(3):633-42. [Supported by grants U01 HS09478, R01 HS011657, U01 HS07373, and U01 HS09478.]

Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice
Mark BA, Harless DW, Berman WT. Nurse staffing and adverse events in hospitalized children. Policy Politics Nurs Pract 2007. [Supported by grant 2 R01 HS10153.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Krumholz HM. Guideline recommendations and results: the importance of the linkage. Ann Intern Med 2007 Sep 4; 147(5):342-3. [Cites AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ and its associated Web site and states that clinical practice guidelines—almost 2000 currently listed in the National Guideline Clearinghouse™—are the foundation for much of this new accountability [in medical practice].]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Kwan Y, Fernandes OA, Nagge JJ, et al. Pharmacist medication assessments in a surgical preadmission clinic. Arch Intern Med 2007 May 28; 167(10):1034-40. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates, et al. (JAMA, 1995).]

Bennett CL Nebeker JR, Yarnold PR, et al. Evaluation of serious adverse drug reactions: a proactive pharmacovigilance program (RADAR) vs safety activities conducted by the Food and Drug Administration and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Arch Intern Med 2007 May 28; 167(10):1041-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ray, et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003).]

Journal of Women s Health
McGuire LC, Anderson LA, Talley RC, et al. Supportive care needs of Americans: a major issue to women as both recipients and providers. J Women Health 2007 Jul-Aug; 16(6):784-9. [Cites AHRQ publication, The Characteristics of Long-term Care Users, 2000.]

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

American Family Physician
Peterson K, Silverstein J, Kaufman F, et al. Management of type 2 diabetes in youth: an update. Am Fam Physician 2007 Sep 1; 76(5):658-64. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening and interventions for childhood overweight (Whitlock, et al., Pediatrics, 2005). Also go to article by Detrich, et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2007) cited in National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles.]

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

Annals of Family Medicine
Dietrich AJ, Tobin JN, Cassells A, et al. Translation of an efficacious cancer-screening intervention to women enrolled in a Medicaid managed care organization. Ann Fam Med 2007 Jul-Aug; 5(4):320-7. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2003; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (JAMA, 2003) and Eisenberg and Power (former AHRQ director and researcher, respectively) (JAMA, 2000); cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002), cervical cancer (AHRQ Web site) and colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Journal of Healthcare Management
Dreachslin JL, Myers VL. A systems approach to culturally and linguistically competent care. J Healthc Manag 2007 Jul-Aug; 52(4):220-6. [Cites AHRQ press release, Second National Reports on Quality and Disparities Find Improvements in Health Care Quality, Although Disparities Remain, February 22, 2005, on AHRQ Web site, and cites AHRQ-authored articles by Brach and Fraser (Med Care Res Rev, 2000 and Qual Manag Health Care, 2002).]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Journal of Health and Human Services Administration
Xu KT, Borders TF. Racial and ethnic disparities in the financial burden of prescription drugs among older Americans. J Health Hum Serv Adm 2007 Summer; 30(1):28-49. [Uses 2002 data from AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).]

Saleh SS, Weller W, Hannan E. The effect of insurance type on prescription drug use and expenditures among elderly Medicare beneficiaries. J Health Hum Serv Adm 2007 Summer; 30(1):50-74. [Uses 2002 MEPS data.]

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