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November 11, 2005


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 and other research using AHRQ data or products.


AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

Accident Analysis and Prevention
Newgard CD, Lewis RJ, Kraus JF, et al. Seat position and the risk of serious thoracoabdominal injury in lateral motor vehicle crashes. Accid Analy Prev 2005 Jul; 37(4):668-74. [Supported by Grant No. F32 HS00148.]

American Journal of Bioethics
Kimberly MB, Forte AL, Carroll JM, et al. Pediatric do-not-attempt-resuscitation orders and public schools: a national assessment of policies and laws. Am J Bioeth 2005 Winter; 5(1):59-65. [Supported by Grant No. K08 HS00002.]

American Journal of Kidney Diseases
Newsome BB, Warnock DG, Kiefe CI, et al. Delay in time to receipt of thrombolytic medication among Medicare patients with kidney disease. Am J Kidney Dis 2005 Oct; 46(4):595-602. [Supported by Grant No. T32 HS013852.]

American Journal of Medicine
Linder JA, Huang ES, Steinman MA, et al. Fluoroquinolone prescribing in the United States: 1995-2002. Am J Med 2005 Mar; 118(3):259-68. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS11313.]

Anesthesia and Analgesia
Rhodes ET, Ferrari LR, Wolfsdorf JI. Perioperative management of pediatric surgical patients with diabetes mellitus. Anesth Analg 2005 Oct; 101(4):986-99. [Supported by Grant No. T32 HS000063.]

Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Wong ST, Galbraith A, Kim S, et al. Disparities in the financial burden of children's healthcare expenditures. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2005 Nov; 159(11):1008-13. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS11662-01A1; uses data from AHRQ's 2000 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).]

British Medical Journal
Schwartz LM, Woloshin S, Birkmeyer JD. How to elderly patients decide where to go for major surgery? Telephone interview survey. BMJ 2005 Oct 8; 331(7520):e821. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS13049-01.]

Chest
Halm EA, Wisnivesky JP, Leventhal H. Quality and access to care among a cohort of inner-city adults with asthma: who gets guideline concordant care? Chest 2005 Oct; 128(4):1943-50. [Supported by Grant Nos. R01 HS09973 and K08 HS013312-01A1.]

Mularski RA, Asch SM, Shrank WH, et al. The quality of health care delivered to Americans with obstructive lung disease. Chest 2005 Oct; 128(4):179S. [Abstract of presentation supported by AHRQ grant, no number given or identified in grant databases.]

Mularski RA, Mularski KS, Asch SM. Hazards of opiate mismanagement in the ICU. Chest 2005 Oct; 128(4):419S-420S. [Abstract of presentation supported by AHRQ grant.]

European Journal of Public Health
Mein GK, Shipley MJ, Hillsdon M, et al. Work, retirement and physical activity: cross-sectional analyses from the Whitehall II study. Eur J Public Health 2005 Jun; 15(3):317-22. [Whitehall II study supported by Grant No. 5 R01 HS06516.]

JAMA
Linder JA, Bates DW, Lee GM, et al. Antibiotic treatment of children with sore throat. JAMA 2005 Nov 9; 294(18):2315-22. [Supported by Grant No. K08 HS014563.]

Journal of Clinical Oncology
Ayanian JZ, Zaslavsky AM, Guadagnoli E, et al. Patients' perceptions of quality of care for colorectal cancer by race, ethnicity, and language. J Clin Oncol 2005 Sep 20; 23(27):6576-86. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS09869.]

Journal of Vascular Surgery
Halm EA, Hannan EL, Rojas M, et al. Clinical and operative predictors of outcomes of carotid endarterectomy. J Vasc Surg 2005 Sep; 42(3):420-8. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS09754-01.]

Physical Therapy
Freburger JK, Carey TS, Holmes GM. Management of back and neck pain: who seeks care from physical therapists? Phys Ther 2005 Sep; 85(9):872-86. [Supported by Grant No. T32 HS00032.]

Statistics in Medicine
Clarke PS. Analysing change based on two measures taken under different conditions. Stat Med 2005 Nov 30; 24(22):3401-15. [Supported by Grant No. HS06516.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

AHA News
Davidson D. SCIP: national patient safety program seeks to target safer U.S. surgical care. AHA News 2005 Oct 31; 41(22):4-5. [Mentions AHRQ involvement in the Surgical Care Improvement Project and quotes AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy.]

Ament L. Sharing data, achievements, hospitals are learning how to reach SCIP goals. AHA News 2005 Oct 31; 41(22):4-5. [Mentions AHRQ involvement in the Surgical Care Improvement Project.]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Bailey TM, Delva J, Gretebeck K, et al. A systematic review of mammography educational interventions for low-income women. Am J Health Promot 2005 Nov-Dec; 20(2):96-107. [Cites AHRQ and HRSA report, Healthy People 2010, Access to Quality Health Services, 2002.]

Fu SS, Sherman SE, Yano EM, et al. Ethnic disparities in the use of nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation in an equal access health care system. Am J Health Promot 2005 Nov-Dec; 20(2):108-16. [Cites AHRQ guidelines, Smoking Cessation: Clinical Practice Guideline, 1996, and article of same title JAMA 1996), and PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: Clinical Practice Guideline, 2000.]

American Journal of Nursing
Horn SD, Buerhaus P, Bergstrom N, et al. RN staffing time and outcomes of long-stay nursing home residents. Am J Nurs 2005 Nov; 105(11):58-70. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention, 1992; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kovner, et al. (Image J Nurs Scholarsh, 2000), Needleman, et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002), and Grabowski, et al. (Health Aff, 2004), and AHRQ-authored articles by Kovner and Gergen (Image J Nurs Scholarsh, 1998) and Spector (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (J Invest Dermatol, 1994).]

Circulation
Skinner J, Chandra A, Staiger D, et al. Mortality after acute myocardial infarction in hospitals that disproportionately treat black patients. Circulation 2005 Oct 25; 112(17):2634-41. [Cites AHRQ publication, Refinement of the HCUP Quality Indicators, 2001, on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ayanian, et al. (JAMA, 1993), Schneider, et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2001 and JAMA, 2002), Schulman, et al. (N Engl J Med, 1999) and Zaslavsky, et al. (Med Care, 2005).]

Clinical Diabetes
Lauder N, Binienda J. Case study: postsexual penile ulcer as a symptom of diabetes. Clin Diabet 2005 Fall; 23(4):191-2. [Cites 2002 National Guideline on the Management of Balanitis as indexed in and retrieved from AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™.]

FDAnews Drug Daily Bulletin
SPL initiative, interagency Website provide easy access to drug data. FDAnews Drug Daily Bull 2005 Nov 11; 2(222). [Notes AHRQ collaboration with other federal agencies in the development of the DailyMed system, which enables free Internet access to current medication information.]

Health Services Research
Hsiao AF, Hays RD, Ryan GW, et al. A self-report measure of clinicians' orientation toward integrative medicine. Health Serv Res 2005 Oct; 40(5 Pt 1):1553-69. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Cherkin, et al. (N Engl J Med, 1998) and Hsiao, et al. (J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 2003).]

Modern Healthcare
Becker C. Influenza economics. Mod Healthc 2005 Nov 7; 35(45):6-7, 16. [Cites AHRQ data on patients discharged from U.S. hospitals in 2003 with influenza.]

MedSurg Nursing
Salmond S, Ropis PE. Job stress and general well-being: a comparative study of medical-surgical and home care nurses. MedSurg Nurs 2005 Oct; 14(5):301-9. [Cites AHRQ article, "Does a healthy health care workplace produce higher-quality care?," 2001.]

AHRQ supports and encourages nursing research. MedSurg Nurs 2005 Oct; 14(5):310. [Discusses nursing research opportunities described in AHRQ-authored articles by Collins Sharp, et al. (Nurs Outlook, 2005) and Hughes (Appl Nurs Res, 2004).]

Ward CW. Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2005: Part I. MedSurg Nurs 2005 Oct; 14(5):338-40. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Needleman, et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002) and abstract/summary of same article in AHRQ publication, Research in Action, 2004, on AHRQ Web site.]

Middaugh DJ. Low carb management. MedSurg Nurs 2005 Oct; 14(5):348-50. [Cites findings from AHRQ-commissioned study by the Institute of Medicine, Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses, 2004.]

Pediatrics
Wang C, Villar ME, Mulligan DA, et al. Cost and utilization analysis of a pediatric emergency department diversion project. Pediatrics 2005 Nov; 116(5):1075-9. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Cunningham, Clancy, Cohen, and Wilets (first and fourth authors are former AHRQ researchers, second author is AHRQ Director, and third author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care Res Rev, 1995).]

Galbraith AA, Grossman DC, Koepsell TD. Medicaid acceptance and availability of timely follow-up for newborns with Medicaid. Pediatrics 2005 Nov; 116(5):1148-54. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Cohen and Cunningham (Health Aff, 1995).]

Kogan MD, Newacheck PW, Honberg L, et al. Association between underinsurance and access to care among children with special health care needs in the United States. Pediatrics 2005 Nov; 116(5):1162-9. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Short and Banthin (former and current AHRQ researchers) (JAMA, 1995) and Monheit (former AHRQ researcher) (Ann Rev Public Health, 1994).]

Prairie Rose
A nursing approach to easing pain. Prairie Rose 2005 Aug-Oct; 74(3):25-9. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Management of Cancer Pain, 1994.]

Quality Letter for Healthcare Leaders
Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards announced. Qual Lett Healthc Lead 2005 Oct; 17(10):13. [Discusses recipients of awards given in honor of former AHRQ director John M. Eisenberg.]

Quality Management in Health Care
Carroll VS. Is patient safety synonymous with quality nursing care? Should it be? A brief discourse. Qual Manage Health Care 2005 Oct-Dec; 14(4):229-33. [Cites patient safety resources available from AHRQ.]

Ayers LR, Beyea SC, Godfrey MM, et al. Quality improvement learning collaboratives. Qual Manage Health Care 2005 Oct-Dec; 14(4):234-47. [Cites AHRQ funding support for Dartmouth COOP Project.]

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

Family Practice News
Pfeiffer A. USPSTF: no routine screening for BRCA mutations. Fam Pract News 2005 Oct 1; 35(19):62. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on routine screening and counseling for breast and ovarian cancer risk based on gene mutations (Ann Intern Med, 2005).]

Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Olson AL, Dietrich AJ, Prazar G, et al. Two approaches to maternal depression screening during well child visits. J Dev Behav Pediatr 2005 Jun; 26(3):169-76. [Uses depression screening questions developed by the USPSTF in recommendations for screening for depression (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Journal of Family Practice
Hall MN, Leach LL. Clinical inquiries. In menopausal women, does fatigue indicate disease? J Fam Pract 2005 Oct; 54(10):895-6. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology, Assessment Management of Menopause-related Symptoms, 2005.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Pediatrics
Satchell M, Pati S. Insurance gaps among vulnerable children in the United States, 1999-2001. Pediatrics 2005 Nov; 116(5):1155-61. [Uses 1999-2001 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data linked to 1997-1999 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data.]

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