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September 28, 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 Patient Care
Tobias C, Cunningham WE, Cunningham CO, et al. Making the connection; the importance of engagement and retention in HIV medical care. AIDS Patient Care 2007; 21 Suppl 1:S3-S8. [Supported by grant P01 HS10858-04.]

Rumptz MH, Tobias C, Rajabiun S, et al. Factors associated with engaging socially marginalized HIV-positive persons in primary care. AIDS Patient Care 2007; 21 Suppl 1:S30-S39. [Supported by grant P01 HS10858-04.]

American Journal of Bioethics
Whitney SN, McCullough LB. Physicians silent decisions: because patient autonomy does not always come first. Am J Bioeth 2007 Jul; 7(7):33-8. [Supported by grant K08 HS11289; cites U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care
Carroll JM, Santucci G, Kang TI, et al. Partners in pediatric palliative care: a program to enhance collaboration between hospital and community palliative care services. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2007 Jun-Jul; 65(3):586-98. [Supported by grant K08 HS00002.]

AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings
Tang Z, Mazabob J, Weavind L, et al. A time-motion study of registered nurses workflow in intensive care unit remote monitoring. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2006;:759-63. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS15234.]

AORN Journal
Farquhar M, Collins Sharp BA, Clancy CM. Patient safety in nursing practice. AORN J 2007 Sep; 86(3):455-7. [First two authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and Center for Outcomes and Evidence, respectively; third author is the AHRQ director.]

Bioethics
Bito S, Matsumura S, Singer MK, et al. Acculturation and end-of-life decision-making: comparison of Japanese and Japanese-American focus groups. Bioethics 2007 Jun; 21(5):251-62. [Supported by grant P50 HS07370.]

Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Schootman M, Jeffe DB, Gillanders WE, et al. The effects of radiotherapy for the treatment of contralateral breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2007 May; 103(1):77-83. [Supported by grant HS14095.]

Communication and Medicine
Jodlowski D, Sharf BF, Nguyen LC, et al. Screwed for life: examining identification and division in addiction narratives. Commun Med 2007; 4(1):15-26. [Supported by grant 3 P01 HS10876-05S1.]

Dermatology
Bowe WP, Hoffstad O, Margolis DJ. Upper respiratory tract infection in household contacts of acne patients. Dermatology 2007; 215(3):213-8. [Supported by grant HS10399.]

Health Care Management Review
Kash BA, Castle NG, Phillips CD. Nursing home spending, staffing, and turnover. Health Care Manage Rev 2007 Jul-Sep; 32(3):253-62. [Supported by grant 1 R36 HS016229-01.]

Journal of Women s Health
Bonomi AE, Anderson ML, Rivara FP, et al. Health outcomes in women with physical and sexual intimate partner violence. J Womens Health 2007 Jul; 16(7):987-97. [Supported by grant R01 HS10909.]

Journals of Gerontology
Reyes Ortiz CA, Freeman JL, Kuo YF, et al. The influence of marital status on stage at diagnosis and survival of older persons with melanoma. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2007 Aug; 62(8):892-8. [Supported by grant R24 HS011618-04.]

Neurology
Levine SR, McConnochie KM. Telemedicine for acute stroke: when virtual is as good as reality. Neurology 2007 Aug 28; 69(9):819-20. [Supported by grant R01 HS15165.]

North American Actuarial Journal
Rosenberg MA, Frees EW, Sun J, et al. Predictive modeling with longitudinal data: a case study of Wisconsin nursing homes. N Am Actuarial J 2007 Jul; 11(3):54-69. [Supported by grant R03 HS16519.]

Quality of Life Research
Plantinga LC, Fink NE, Jaar BG, et al. Relation between level or change of hemoglobin and generic and disease-specific quality of life measures in hemodialysis. Qual Life Res 2007 Jun; 16(5):755-65. [Supported by grant R01 HS08365.]

Social Science and Medicine
Street RL Jr, Gordon H, Haidet P. Physicians communication and perceptions of patients: is it how they look, how they talk, or is it just the doctor? Soc Sci Med 2007 Aug; 65(3):586-98. [Supported by grant P01 HS10876.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

Hospitals and Health Networks
AHRQ >shows which conditions get kids admitted to hospital through the ED; asthma tops list. Hosp Health Netw 2007 Aug; 81(8):57-8. [Summarizes findings from AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP).]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Lo HG, Newmark LP, Yoon C, et al. Electronic health records in specialty care: a time-motion study. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2007 Sep-Oct; 14(5):609-15. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Dexter, et al. (N Engl J Med, 2001), Bates, et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2003), Overhage, et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2001), and Bates and Gawande (N Engl J Med, 2003).]

Saleem JJ, Patterson ES, Militello L, et al. Impact of clinical reminder redesign on learnability, efficiency, usability, and workload for ambulatory clinic nurses. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2007 Sep-Oct; 14(5):632-40. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Sequist, et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2005).]

Journal of Government Financial Management
Surdick JJ. Understanding the Statement of Net Cost. J Gov Financ Manage 2007 Summer; 56(21):52. [Cites AHRQ publication Annual Accountability Report for FY 2001.]

Journal of Trauma
Fingerhut LA, Pokras R, Greenspan A. Letter to the editor. J Trauma 2007 Jul; 63(1):247-48. [Comments on previously published article using HCUP NIS data (J Trauma, 2006).]

Physical Therapy
Wolf SL. Revisiting constraint-induced movement therapy: are we too smitten with the mitten? Is all nonuse learned"? and other quandaries. Phys Ther 2007 Sep; 87(9):1212-23. [Cites AHRQ guideline on [ost-stroke rehabilitation, 1995.]

Psychiatric Times
Nurnberg G. Options for management of serotonin reuptake inhibitor-induced sexual dysfunction. Psychiatr Times 2007 Aug 1;:60. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Depression in Primary Care. Volume 2: Treatment of Major Depression, 1993.]

Survey of Current Business
Seskin EP, Smith S. Annual revision of the national income and product accounts: annual estimates for 2004-2006. Quarterly estimates for 2004:1-2007:1. Surv Curr Bus 2007 Aug; 87(8):6-29. [Notes that for 2004 and 2005, the revisions to employer contributions for group health insurance reflect the incorporation of more complete and newly available tabulations of these contributions from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).]

Trauma Reports
Traumatic cardiopulmonary arrest. Trauma Rep 2007 Jul 1. [Cites HCUP Statistical Brief, Hospital Admissions That Began in the Emergency Department, 2003, published in 2006.]

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

American Family Physician
Siwek J, Merriman JA. Enhanced EBM Toolkit now available on AFP Web site. Am Fam Physician 2007 Sep 15; 76(6):748-9. [Notes inclusion of USPSTF and National Guideline Clearinghouse™ resources in the Web site's continuing medical education (CME) Center.]

JAMA
Flum DR, Khan TV, Dellinger EP. Toward the rational and equitable use of bariatric surgery. JAMA 2007 Sep 26; 298(12):1442-4. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening and interventions for obesity in adults (McTigue, et al., Ann Intern Med, 2003) and AHRQ-authored article by Fiscella, Franks, Gold, and Clancy (AHRQ director) (JAMA, 2000).]

Journal of Family Practice
Steiner E, Klubert D, Hayes M. Does a low-fat diet help prevent breast cancer? J Fam Pract 2007 Jul; 56(7):583-4. [Notes that the USPSTF has no specific guidelines regarding dietary fat consumption for the general population.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Archives of Internal Medicine
Mehrotra A, Zaslavsky AM, Ayanian JZ. Preventive health examinations and preventive gynecological examinations in the United States. Arch Intern Med 2007 Sep 24; 167(17):1876-83. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Value of the Periodic Health Evaluation, 2006.]

Family Practice Recertification
Special study unit: depression/mood disorders. Fam Pract Recert2007 Jul; 29(7):42-8. [States that the treatment algorithms of 1993 and 2000 from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research continue to be valid and reliable (referring to AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Treatment of Depression—Newer Pharmacotherapies, 1999, cited in Mann (N Engl J Med, 2005), and AHRQ guideline, Depression in Primary Care, Volume 2: Treatment of Major Depression, 1993, cited in Schulberg, et al. (J Fam Pract, 2001).]

Hospitals and Health Networks
Weinstock M. Can your nurses stop a surgeon? Hosp Health Netw 2007 Sep; 81(9):38-48. [Summarizes characteristics of institutions with a culture of safety given in AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.]

MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), et al. Breastfeeding trends and updated national health objectives for exclusive breastfeeding—United States, birth years 2000-2004. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2007 Aug 3; 56(3):760-3. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007, as source for opening statement that "breastfeeding is associated with decreased risk for many early-life diseases and conditions... and... with health benefits to women."]

Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter
Winning the claim game: confused by label claims for health benefits for everything from walnuts to corn oil? Here s how to read the fine print. Tufts Univ Health Nutr Lett 2007 Aug; 25(6):S1-S4. [Mentions that the FDA review process for qualified nutrition claims may include an expert evaluation by the Evidence-Based Practice Centers of [AHRQ.].]

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

Benefits Quarterly
Kingson ER, Cornman JM. Health care reform: universal access is feasible and necessary. Benefits Q 2007; 23(3):27-33. [Mentions findings from AHRQ's NHDR, 2006.]

Hospitals and Health Networks
O'Dell GJ. AHA environment assessment 2008. Hosp Health Netw 2007 Sep; 81(9):65-84. [Mentions findings from AHRQ's NHDR, 2005.]

Journal of Healthcare Management
Gallegos A. Retail medicine: the cure for healthcare disparities? J Healthc Manag 2007 Jul-Aug; 52(4):227-234. [Discusses AHRQ's NHQR and NHDR; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Hand, et al. (J Nurs Care Qual, 2006), Moy, Dayton, and Clancy (Health Aff, 2005), Poker, Hubbard, and Collins Sharp (J Nurs Care Qual, 2004), and Siegel, Moy, and Burstin (J Gen Intern Med, 2004); data from AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).]

Social Work
Lai DW, Chau SB. Effects of service barriers on health status of older Chinese immigrants in Canada. Soc Work 2007 Jul; 52(3):261-9. [Cites AHRQ-authored article Moy, Dayton, and Clancy (Health Aff, 2005).]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Epidemiology
Brunner EJ, Chandola T, Marmot MG. Prospective effect of job strain on general and central obesity in the Whitehall II study. Am J Epidemiol 2007 Apr 1; 165(7):828-37. [Uses data from AHRQ-funded Whitehall II study.]

Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Benavidez OJ, Gauvreau K, Del Nido P, et al. Complications and risk factors for mortality during congenital heart surgery admissions. Ann Thorac Surg 2007 Jul; 84(1):147-55. [Uses data from AHRQ's HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) for 2000.]

Archives of Surgery
Ricciardi R, Rothenberger DA, Madoff RD, et al. Increasing prevalence and severity of Clostridium difficile colitis in hospitalized patients in the United States. Arch Surg 2007 Jul; 142(7):624-31. [Uses 1993-2003 data from AHRQ's HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS).]

BMC Health Services Research
Hollingsworth JM, Krein SL, Miller DC, et al. Payer leverage and hospital compliance with a benchmark: a population-based observational study. BMC Health Serv Res 2007 Jul 18; 7:12. [Uses 1993-2003 data from AHRQ's HCUP NIS.]

Haemophilia
Tarantino MD, Gupta SL, Brusky RM. The incidence and outcome of intracranial haemorrhage in newborns with haemophilia: analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database. Haemophilia 2007 Jul; 13(4):380-82. [Uses 1998-2001 data from AHRQ's HCUP NIS.]

Journal of Family Practice
Su CW, Gaskie S, Hitchcock K. What's the best diagnostic evaluation of night sweats? J Fam Pract 2007 Jul; 56(7):493-5. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ to search for applicable guidelines.]

Journal of Palliative Medicine
Brandon D, Docherty SL, Thorpe J. Infant and child deaths in acute care settings: implications for palliative care. J Palliat Med 2007 Aug; 10(4):910-8. [Uses 2000 data from AHRQs HCUP KID.]

Neurosurgery
Classen J, Bateman BT, Willey JZ, et al. Generalized convulsive status epilepticus after nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage: the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Neurosurgery 2007 Jul; 61(1):60-5. [Uses 1994-2002 data from AHRQ's HCUP NIS.]

Obesity
Woolford SJ, Gebremariam A, Clark SJ, et al. Incremental hospital charges associated with obesity as a secondary diagnosis in children. Obesity 2007 Jul; 15(7):1895-901. [Uses 2000 data from AHRQ's HCUP KID.]

Survey of Current Business
Rosen AB, Cutler DM. Measuring medical care productivity: a proposal for U.S. national health accounts. Surv Curr Bus 2007 Aug; 87(8):54-8. [Uses AHRQ's National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), HCUP, and Clinical Classifications Software (CCS).]

Christian BS. Measuring the output of health care in the United States. Surv Curr Bus 2007 Aug; 87(8):78-83. [Uses AHRQ's HCUP NIS and CCS.]

Urologic Oncology
Porter MP, Lin DW. Trends in renal cancer surgery and patient provider characteristics associated with partial nephrectomy in the United States. Urol Oncol 2007 Jul-Aug; 25(4):298-302. [Uses 1998-2002 data from AHRQ's HCUP NIS.]

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