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October 27, 2006


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

Academic Emergency Medicine
Wang HE, Yealy DM. How many attempts are required to accomplish out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation? Acad Emerg Med 2006 Apr; 13(4):372-7. [Supported by grant K08 HS13628.]

Johnston BD, Seitz SR, Wang HE. Limited opportunities for paramedic student endotracheal intubation training in the operating room. Acad Emerg Med 2006 Oct; 13(10):1051-5. [Supported by grant K08 HS013628.]

Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
Herman PM, Sherman KJ, Erro JH, et al. A method for describing and evaluating naturopathic whole practice. Altern Ther Health Med 2006 Jul-Aug; 12(4):20-8. [Supported by grant HS09565.]

American Journal of Medicine
Apter AJ, Kinman JL, Bilker WB, et al. Is there cross-reactivity between penicillins and cephalosporins? Am J Med 2006 Apr; 119(4):354.e11-20. [Supported by grant HS10399.]

Gasink LB, Fishman NO, Weiner MG, et al. Fluoroquinolone-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa: assessment of risk factors and clinical impact. Am J Med 2006 Jun; 119(6):526.e19-25. [Supported by grant U18 HS10399.]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Thompson RS, Bonomi AE, Anderson M, et al. Intimate partner violence: prevalence, types, and chronicity in adult women. Am J Prev Med 2006 Jun; 30(6):26(3):152-9. [Supported by grant R01 HS10909.]

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Wang HE, Yealy DM. Out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation: where are we? Ann Emerg Med 2006 Jun; 48(4):532-41. [Supported by grant K08 HS013628.]

Vokes NI, Bailey JM, Rhodes KV. Should I give you my smoking lecture now or later? Characterizing emergency physician smoking discussions and cessation counseling. Ann Emerg Med 2006 Oct; 48(4):406-14, e1-7. [Supported by grant R01 HS11096-03.]

Annals of Family Medicine
Myers DS, Mishori R, McCann J, et al. Primary care physicians' perceptions of the effect of insurance status on clinical decision making. Ann Fam Med 2006 Sep-Oct; 4(5):399-402. [First author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.]

Meurer LN, Yang H, Guse CE, et al. Excess mortality caused by medical injury. Ann Fam Med 2006 Sep-Oct; 4(5):410-6. [Supported by grant U18 HS11893.]

Mold JW, Wooley JH, Nagykaldi Z. Associations between night sweats and other sleep disturbances: an OKPRN study. Ann Fam Med 2006 Sep-Oct; 4(5):423-6. [Supported by grant R21 HS135507-01.]

Katerndahl D, Crabtree B. Creating innovative research designs: the 10-year Methodological Think Tank case study. Ann Fam Med 2006 Sep-Oct; 4(5):443-9. [Supported by grant R13 HS08775.]

Annals of Rheumatic Diseases
Harrold LR, Yood RA, Mikuls TR, et al. Sex differences in gout epidemiology: evaluation and treatment. Ann Rheum Dis 2006 Oct; 65(10):1368-72. [Supported by grants HS10391 and HS10389.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Albrecht SJ, Fishman NO, Kitchen J, et al. Reemergence of gram-negative health care-associated bloodstream infections. Arch Intern Med 2006 Jun 26; 166(12):1289-94. [Supported by grant U18 HS10399.]

Cancer
Gordon HS, Street RL Jr, Sharf BF, et al. Racial differences in doctors information-giving and patients' participation. Cancer 2006 Sep 15; 107(6):1313-20. [Supported by grant P01 HS10876.]

Diabetes Care
Gilmer TP, OConnor PJ, Rush WA. Impact of office systems and improvement strategies on costs of care for adults with diabetes. Diabetes Care 2006 Jun; 29(6):1242-8. [Supported by grant R01 HS09946.]

Gerontologist
Kash BA, Castle NG, Naufal GS, et al. Effect of staff turnover on staffing: a closer look at registered nurses, licenses vocational nurses, and certified nursing assistants. Gerontologist 2006 Oct; 46(5):609-19. [Supported by grant 1 R36 HS016229-01.]

Health Care Financing Review
Bronstein JM, Adams EK, Florence CS. SCHIP structure and children's use of care. Health Care Financ Rev 2006 Summer; 27(4):41-51. [Supported by grant HS10435.]

Health Care Management Review
Orzano AJ, Tallia AF, Nutting PA, et al. Are attributes of organizational performance in large health care organizations relevant in primary care practices? Health Care Manage Rev 2006 Jan-Mar; 31(1):2-10. [Supported by grant K08 HS14018.]

Health Economics
Baser O, Gardiner JC, Bradley CJ, et al. Longitudinal analysis of censored medical cost data. Health Econ 2006 May; 15(5):513-25. [Supported by grant HS14206.]

Inquiry
Seccombe K, Newsom J, Hoffman K. Access to health care after welfare reform. Inquiry 2006 Summer; 43(2):167-78. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS11322-01A1.]

International Journal of Antimocrobial Agents
MacAdam H, Zaoutis TE, Gasink LB, et al. Investigating the association between antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance: impact of different methods of categorising prior antibiotic use. J Antimicrob Agents 2006 Oct; 28(4):325-32. [Supported by grant U18 HS10399.]

JAMA
Trivedi AN, Zaslavsky AM, Schneider ED, et al. Relationship between quality of care and racial disparities in Medicare health plans. JAMA 2006 Oct 25; 296(16):1998-2004. [Supported by grants 5 T32 HS000020-20 and P01 HS10803.]

Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Dunn SL, Corser W. Stommel M, et al. Hopelessness and depression in the early recovery period after hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome. J Cardiopulm Rehabil 2006 May-Jun; 26(3):152-9. [Supported by grant R01 HS10531.]

Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Gidwani PP, Opitz GM, Perrin JM. Mothers' views on hyperactivity: a cross-cultural perspective. J Dev Behav Pediatr 2006 Apr; 27(2):121-6. [Supported by grant T32 HS00063.]

Journal of Urology
Talcott JA, Clark JA, Manola J, et al. Bringing prostate cancer quality of life back to the bedside: translating numbers into a format that patients can understand. J Urol 2006 Oct; 176(4 Pt 1):1558-63. [Supported by grant HS08208.]

Lancet
Sedrakyan A, Atkins D, Treasure T. The risk of aprotinin: a conflict of evidence. Lancet 2006 Apr 29; 367(9530):1376-7. [First two authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.]

Palliatirve and Supportive Care
Zapka JG, Hennessy W, Lin Y, et al. An interdisciplinary workshop to improve palliative care: advanced heart failure—clinical guidelines and healing words. Palliat Support Care 2006 Mar; 4(1):37-46. [Supported by grant P011 HS10871.]

Carter CL, Zapka JG, ONeill S, et al. Physician perspectives on end-of-life care: factors of race, specialty, and geography. Palliat Support Care 2006 Sep; 4(3):257-71. [Supported by grant P011 HS10871.]

Prehospital Emergency Care
Dickison P, Hostler D, Platt TE, et al. Program accreditation effect on paramedic credentialing examination success rate. Prehosp Emerg Care 2006 Apr-Jun; 10(2):224-8. [Supported by grant K08 HS013628.]

Wang HE, Davis DP, OConnor RE, et al. Drug-assisted intubation in the prehospital setting (resource document of NAEMSP position statement). Prehosp Emerg Care 2006 Apr-Jun; 10(2):261-71. [Supported by grant K08 HS013628.]

Preventing Chronic Disease
Liang SY, Phillips KA, Nagamine M, et al. Rates and predictors of colorectal cancer screening. Prev Chronic Dis 2006 Oct; 3(4):A117. [Supported by grants P01 HS10771 and P01 HS10856.]

Quality of Life Research
Lorenz KA, Cunningham WE, Spritzer KL, et al. Changes in symptoms and health-related quality of life in a nationally representative sample of adults in treatment for HIV. Qual Life Res 2006 Aug; 15(6):952-8. [Supported by grants U01 HS08578 and R01 HS10227.]

Sedrakyan A, Vaccarino V, Elefteriades JA, Mattera JA, Lin Z, Roumanis SA, Krumholz HM. Health related quality of life after mitral valve repairs and replacements. Qual Life Res. 2006 Sep 26; [Epub ahead of print. First author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence. See also article by Chou, et al. (Lancet, 2006), cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Montauk SL. The homeless in America: adapting your practice. Am Fam Physician 2006 Oct 1; 74(7):1132-8. [Opening sentence states that in 2004, the National Guidelines Clearinghouse™ placed eight guidelines from the National Health Care for the Homeless Council on its Web site.]

American Health Line
Medical errors: officials begin MD quiz campaign to address issue. Am Health Line 2006 Oct 24; #13. [Quotes AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy and describes the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP), in which AHRQ is a participating agency.]

FDA: to hold meeting on medical device tracking system. Am Health Line 2006 Oct 25; #4. [Quotes AHRQ staff member Michael Fitzmaurice.]

BNAs Health Care Policy Report
CMS proposes making Medicare Rx data available for use in health care research. BNA Health Care Policy Rep 2006 Oct 23; 14(42):1369. [Mentions AHRQ as one of the federal agencies that would receive access to data under the proposal.]

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Marshall M, Klazinga N, Leatherman S, et al. OECD Health Care Quality Indicator Project. The expert panel on primary care prevention and health promotion. Int J Qual Health Care 2006 Sep; 18 Suppl 1:21-5. [Cites AHRQ publication, Guide to Prevention Quality Indicators, as posted on AHRQ Web site.]

JAMA
Hampton T. Payments for adverse events. JAMA 2006 Oct 25; 296(16):1958. [Reports on AHRQ-authored article on Medicare payments for adverse events (Zhan, et al., Health Aff, 2006).]

Liu JH, Zingmond DS, McGory ML, et al. Disparities in the utilization of high-volume hospitals for complex surgery. JAMA 2006 Oct 25; 296(16):1973-80. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer, et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002), Epstein, et al. (Med Care, 2003), and Glance, et al. (Ann Thorac Surg, 2003); cites AHRQ-authored article by Taylor, Cohen, and Machlin (Health Serv Res, 2001).]

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Strayer SM, Rollins LK, Martindale JR. A handheld computer smoking intervention tool and its effects on physician smoking cessation counseling. J Am Bd Fam Med 2006 Jul-Aug; 19(4):350-7. [Cites PHS guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Medicine and Health
Nearly two-thirds of non-U.S.-citizen Hispanics are uninsured, AHRQ finds. Med Health Oct 23; 60(39):7-8. [Reviews findings from AHRQ MEPS statistical brief, Health Insurance Status of Hispanic Subpopulation in 2004: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutional Population under Age 65, 2006.]

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

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Janssen P, McGregor M. Assessment for intimate partner violence: where do we stand? J Am Bd Fam Med 2006 Jul-Aug; 19(4):413-5. [Cites USPSTF findings on screening for intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2004).]

New England Journal of Medicine
Unger M. A pause, progress, and reassessment in lung cancer screening. N Engl J Med 2006 Oct 26; 355(17):1822-4. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for lung cancer as posted on AHRQ Web site.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs) Related Articles

Lancet
Chou R, Fu R, Huffman LH, et al. Initial highly-active antiretroviral therapy with a protease inhibitor versus a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor: discrepancies between direct and indirect meta-analyses. Lancet 2006 Oct 28; 368(9546):1503-15. [Supported by contract 290-02-0024, task order 2, to Oregon EPC.]

Medicine and Health
Researchers reconsider genomic tests for ovarian cancer. Med Health Oct 23; 60(39):7-8. [Reviews findings from AHRQ evidence report, Genomic Tests for Ovarian Cancer Detection and Management, 2006.]

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

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Mattke S, Epstein AM, Leatherman S. The OECD Health Care Quality Indicators Project: history and background. Int J Qual Health Care 2006 Sep; 18 Suppl 1:1-4. [Cites evaluation criteria proposed by the Institute of Medicine in Envisioning the National Healthcare Quality Report, 2001.]

Arah OA, Westert GP, Hurst J, et al. A conceptual framework for the OECD Health Care Quality Indicators Project. Int J Qual Health Care 2006 Sep; 18 Suppl 1:5-13. [Cites evaluation criteria proposed by the Institute of Medicine in Envisioning the National Healthcare Quality Report, 2001.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Cancer
Allareddy V, Konety BR. Characteristics of patients and predictors of in-hospital mortality after hospitalization for head and neck cancers. Cancer 2006 Jun; 106(6):2382-8. [Uses data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) for 2000-2003.]

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
McLoughlin V, Millar J, Mattke S, et al. Selecting indicators for patient safety at the health system level in OECD countries. Int J Qual Health Care 2006 Sep; 18 Suppl 1:14-20. [Reviewed and analyzed AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators and AHRQ/CIHI Safety Indicators for inclusion in the final OECD list.]

Hermann RC, Mattke S, Somekh D, et al. Quality indicators for international benchmarking of mental health care. Int J Qual Health Care 2006 Sep; 18 Suppl 1:31-8. [List of OECD Health Care Quality Indicators (HCQI) includes measures from AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report, 2003; cites AHRQ-authored publication by Kelley E (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, on detail to OECD) and Hurst J, Health Care Quality Indicators Project Conceptual Framework Paper, OECD Health Working Paper No. 23, 2006.]

Idanpaan-Heikkila UM, Lambie L, Matke S, et al. Selecting indicators for the quality of cardiac care at the health system level in Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries. Int J Qual Health Care 2006 Sep; 18 Suppl 1:39-44. [Includes quality indicators from AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) and HCUP.]

Journal of Clinical Oncology
Konety BR, Allareddy V, Modak S, et al. Mortality after major surgery for urologic cancers in specialized urology hospitals: are they any better? J Clin Oncol 2006 May 1; 24(13):2006-12. [Uses data from the HCUP NIS for 1998-2002.]

Urology
Konety BR, Allareddy V, Herr H. Complications after radical cystectomy: analysis of population-based data. Urology 2006 Jul; 68(1):58-64. [Uses data from the HCUP NIS for 1998-2002.]

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