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Race, Sex, and Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis Risk: an Observational Study

Articles of Interest: March 5, 2010

A weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters, including articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers, mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products, or other research using AHRQ data or products.

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

BMC Infectious Diseases
Fiske CT, Griffin MR, Erin H, et al. Black race, sex, and extrapulmonary tuberculosis risk: an observational study. BMC Infect Dis 2010 Jan 22; 10:16. [Supported in part by grant 5 T32 01 HS13833-06 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes Care
Rhee MK, Herrick K, Ziemer DC, Vaccarino V, Weintraub WS, Narayan KM, Kolm P, Twombly JG, Phillips LS. Many Americans have pre-diabetes and should be considered for metformin therapy. Diabetes Care 2010 Jan; 33(1):49-54. [Supported in part by grant HS07922 (to fourth, fifth, seventh, and ninth authors).] Select to access the abstract.

Geriatric Nursing
Giddens JF, Tanner E, Frey K, Reider L, Boult C. Expanding the gerontological nursing role in guided care. Geriatr Nurs 2009 Sep-Oct; 30(5):358-64. [Supported by grant R01 HS14580-01-05 (for the Guided Care program, for which last author is principal investigator).]

Gerontologist
Wolff JL, Giovannetti ER, Boyd CM, et al. Effects of guided care on family caregivers. Gerontologist 2009 Aug 26. [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by grant R01 HS14580-01-05 (for the Guided Care program, for which last author, Boult C, is principal investigator).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Policy
Garcia C, Pagán JA, Hardeman R. Context matters: where would you be the least worse off in the US if you were uninsured. Health Policy 2010 Jan; 94(1):76-83. [Supported in part by grant R24 HS17003.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Landon BE, O'Malley AJ, Keegan T. Can choice of the sample population affect perceived performance: implications for performance assessment. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Feb; 25(2):104-9. [Supported in part by grant 1 U01 HS13653 (with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration); cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer, 2009, screening for colorectal cancer, 2008, and screening for cervical cancer, 2003, all published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Christensen AJ, Howren MB, Hillis SL, et al. Patient and physician beliefs about control over health: association of symmetrical beliefs with medication regimen adherence. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) cooperative agreement grant 5 U18 HS16094.] Select to access the abstract.

Kumar R, Korthuis PT, Saha S, et al. Decision-making role preferences among patients with HIV: associations with patient and provider characteristics and communication behaviors. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by contract 290-01-0012 and grant K08 HS13903-05 (to last author, Beach MC).] Select to access the abstract.

Gleason KM, McDaniel MR, Feinglass J, et al. Results of the Medications At Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) study: an analysis of medication reconciliation errors and risk factors at hospital admission. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by grant 5 U18 HS15886; acknowledges presentations of portions of this work at the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference; cites AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment Literacy and Health Outcomes, 2004, and AHRQ publication, Medical Informatics Case and Commentary: "Electronic Err", 2005, as published on AHRQ's Web M&M: Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web (MMRW).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Gerontology
Wolff JL, Rand-Giovannetti E, Palmer S, et al. Caregiving and chronic care: the guided care program for families and friends. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2009 Jul; 64(7):785-91. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS14580-01-05 (for the Guided Care program, for which last author, Boult C, is principal investigator).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
Rosko MD, Mutter RL. Inefficiency differences between critical access hospitals and prospectively paid rural hospitals. J Health Polit Policy Law 2010 Feb; 35(1):95-126. [Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; supported in part by contract 290-00-0004; uses the Impatient Quality Indicator (IQI) and Patient Safety Indicator (PSI) modules off AHRQ's Quality Indicator (QI) software applied to AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID) for 34 states; uses and cites AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Thoracic Oncology
Hardy D, Cormier JN, Xing Y, et al. Chemotherapy-associated toxicity in a large cohort of elderly patients with non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol 2010 Jan; 5(1):90-8. [Supported by grant R01 HS16743.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Chang JC, Dado D, Hawker L, et al. Understanding turning points in intimate partner violence: factors and circumstances leading women victims toward change. J Womens Health 2010 Feb; 19(2):251-9. [Supported in part by grant 1 K08 HS13913-01A1 (for which first author is principal investigator).] Select to access the abstract.

Perspectives on Health Information Management
Witry MJ, Doucette WR, Daly JM, et al. Family physician perceptions of personal health records. Perspect Health Inf Manag 2010 Winter; 7(1):1-12. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS17034 and CERTs cooperative agreement grant 5 U18 HS16094. Also go to AHRQ-funded article by Pittas et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2010) as cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Muench J, Hamer AM. Adverse effects of antipsychotic medications. Am Fam Physician 2010 Mar 1; 81(5):617-22. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schneeweiss et al. (CMAJ, 2007) and Ray et al. (N Engl J Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Business of Government
Keegan MJ. Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: leveraging research into healthcare quality, costs, outcomes, and patient safety. Bus Gov 2009 Fall/Winter:24-6. [Profiles AHRQ director Carolyn Clancy and AHRQ's missions/activities.]

Demographic Research
Cai L, Hayward MD, Saito Y, et al. Estimation of multi-state life table functions and their variability from complex survey data using the SPACE program. Demogr Res 2010 Jan 26; 22(6): 129-58. [Mentions AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) as an example of a "large-scale, complex survey" that is "frequently the primary data source" for multi-state life table applications and for which the "bootstrap method used in the SPACE program is specifically developed".]

Evaluation and the Health Professions
Hsueh KC, Chen CY, Yang YH, et al. Smoking cessation program in outpatient clinics of Family Medicine Department in Taiwan: a longitudinal evaluation. Eval Health Prof 2010 Mar; 33(1):12-25. [Cites article by Cromwell et al. (JAMA, 1997), using AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Smoking Cessation, 1996; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review, Smoking Cessation Intervention Strategies for Adults and Adults in Special Populations (Ranney et al., Ann Intern Med, 2006), using AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000, and cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies.] Select to access the abstract.

Goniewicz ML, Lingas EO, Czogala J, et al. The role of pharmacists in smoking cessation in Poland. Eval Health Prof 2010 Mar; 33(1):81-95. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008, and article by Cromwell et al. (JAMA, 1997), using AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Smoking Cessation, 1996.] Select to access the abstract.

Gerontologist
Rich SE, Williams CS, Zimmerman S. Concordance of family and staff member reports about end of life in assisted living and nursing homes. Gerontologist 2010 Feb; 50(1):112-20. [Cites AHRQ publication, Characteristics of Nursing Home Residents, 1996, MEPS Research Findings No. 5, 1998, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Rahman AN, Schnelle JF, Yamashita T, et al. Distance learning: a strategy for improving incontinence care in nursing homes. Gerontologist 2010 Feb; 50(1):121-32. [Cites articles by Watson et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2003) and Johnson and Ouslander (J Am Med Dir Assoc, 2006), using AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Urinary Incontinence in Adults: Acute and Chronic Management, 1996; cites article by Lynn et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2007), using AHRQ-sponsored guidelines, Pressure Ulcers in Adults. Prediction and Prevention, 1992, and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers, 1994; cites AHRQ-funded article by Schelle et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Horvitz-Lennon M, McGuire TG, Alegria M, et al. Racial and ethnic disparities in the treatment of a Medicaid population with schizophrenia. Health Serv Res 2009 Dec; 44(6):2106-22. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Brady, Ho, and Clancy (first and second authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and third author is AHRQ director) (Health Serv Res, 2007) on AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) and National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), and Zuvekas (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2005); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Lehman and Steinwachs (Schizophr Bull, 1998), Lehman (Health Aff, 1999), Lehman et al. (Schizophr Bull, 2004), and Trivedi et al. (N Engl J Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Sakai K, Takatsu A, Shigeta A, et al. Potential medical adverse events associated with death: a forensic pathology perspective. Int J Qual Health Care 2010 Feb; 22(1):9-15. [Cites AHRQ publication, Doing What Counts for Patient Safety: Federal Actions to Reduce Medical Errors and Their Impact: Report of the Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force (QuIC) to the President, 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

de Larrea NF, Blasco JA, Aguirre U, et al. Appropriateness of phacoemulsification in Spain. Int J Qual Health Care 2010 Feb; 22(1):31-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zarin (former AHRQ technology assessment program director), Young, and West (Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol, 2005); cites ARHQ-funded articles by Shekelle et al. (N Engl J Med, 1998, and J Clin Epidemiol, 2001) and Siderowf (Neurotherapeutics, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Brookhart MA, Schneeweiss S, Avorn J, et al. Comparative mortality risk of anemia management practices in incident hemodialysis patients. JAMA 2010 Mar 3; 303(9):857-64. [Acknowledges second author's role as principal investigator of the AHRQ-funded Brigham and Women's Hospital DEcIDE Center on Comparative Effectiveness Research.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Russell BE, Gurrola E, Ndumele CD, et al. Perspectives of non-Hispanic Black and Latino patients in Boston's urban community health centers on their experiences with diabetes and hypertension. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ fact sheet Diabetes Disparities Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Gochfeld M. Sex-gender research sensitivity and healthcare disparities. J Womens Health 2010 Feb; 19(2):189-94. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ayanian and Epstein (N Engl J Med, 1991).] Select to access the abstract.

Mosca L, Christian AH, Mochari-Greenberger H, et al. A randomized clinical trial of secondary prevention among women hospitalized with coronary heart disease. J Womens Health 2010 Feb; 19(2):195-202. [Cites PHS-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Toll BA, Martino S, Latimer A, et al. Randomized trial: Quitline specialist training in gain-framed vs standard-care messages for smoking cessation. J Natl Cancer Inst 2010 Jan 20; 102(2):96-106. [Cites PHS-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Lupus
Pollono EN, Madoff DC, Spence SC, Suarez-Almazor ME. Multiple hepatic artery aneurysms in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. Lupus 2010 Jan; 19(1):93-5. [Acknowledges that last author is director of the AHRQ-funded Houston CERTs, supported by grant U18 HS16093 .] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Family Physician
LeFevre ML. Discussing treatment options with patients. Am Fam Physician 2010 Mar 1; 81(5):645. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Sheridan et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2004) on USPSTF methodologies on shared decision making and cancer screening/chemoprevention.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Vijan S. In the clinic: type 2 diabetes. Ann Intern Med 2010 Mar 2; 152(5):ITC3-1-15; quiz ITC3-16. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
Brawley OW, Gansler T. Introducing the 2010 American Cancer Society prostate cancer screening guideline. CA Cancer J Clin 2010 Mar-Apr; 60(2):68-9. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Wolf AM, Wender RC, Etzioni RB, et al. American Cancer Society guideline for the early detection of prostate cancer: update 2010. CA Cancer J Clin 2010 Mar-Apr; 60(2):70-98. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Sheridan et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2004) on USPSTF methodologies on shared decision making and cancer screening/chemoprevention; cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Current Psychiatry
Xiong GL, Kenedi CA. Aspirin to prevent cardiovascular events: weighing risks and benefits. Curr Psychiatr 2010 Feb; 9(2):55-63. [Discusses and cites USPSTF recommendation statement on aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (Ann Intern Med, 2009); lists as a related resource AHRQ publication, Using Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. Clinician Fact Sheet, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

JAMA
Voelker R. Experts reconsider wisdom of limiting chlamydia screening only to women. JAMA 2010 Mar 3; 303(9):823-4. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations on chlamydia screening.]

Fowkes FG, Price JF, Stewart MC, et al. Aspirin for prevention of cardiovascular events in a general population screened for a low ankle brachial index: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2010 Mar 3; 303(9):841-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Peripheral Arterial Disease, 2005, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Kravitz RL, Feldman MD. From the editors' desk: the science and politics of screening. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Feb; 25(2):99. [Discusses USPSTF updated recommendations on breast cancer screening.]

Journal of Family Practice
Freedy JR, Brock CD. Spotting-and treating-PTSD in primary care. J Fam Pract 2010 Feb; 59(2):75-80. [Mentions the USPSTF's recommendation that "physicians address health behaviors that are potential outcomes of violence—tobacco and alcohol use, depression, illicit drug use, and suicidal ideation among them—but does not address PTSD itself" and its identification of "nearly 100 areas for doctors to consider for screening or basic intervention"; cites Brief Summary. Mental Health: Percent of Eligible Patients Screened at Required Intervals for PTSD, 2008, as published on AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™ Web site, and the American Psychiatric Association's Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, as posted on AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Summers C, Saltzstein SL, Blair SL, et al. Racial/ethnic differences in early detection of breast cancer: a study of 250,985 cases from the California Cancer Registry. J Womens Health 2010 Feb; 19(2):203-7. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Tracy JK, Lydecker AD, Ireland L. Barriers to cervical cancer screening among lesbians. J Womens Health 2010 Feb; 19(2):229-37. [Uses and cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2003, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Peres J. Mammography screening: after the storm, calls for more personalized approaches. J Natl Cancer Inst 2010 Jan 6; 102(1):9-11. [Discusses USPSTF updated recommendations on breast cancer screening, 2009.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing ViewPoint
Glover C. Have you thought about your patients' health literacy today? AAACN ViewPoint 2010 Jan-Feb; 32(1):3. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001 (performed by University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)—Stanford University EPC under contract 290-97-0013).]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Pittas AG, Chung M, Trikalinos T, Mitri J, Brendel M, Patel K, Lichtenstein AH, Lau J, Balk EM. Systematic review: vitamin D and cardiometabolic outcomes. Ann Intern Med 2010 Mar 2; 152(5):307-14, W-96-101. [Supported in part by contract HHSA 290-2007-10055-I (to Tufts Evidence-based Practice Center); expands on AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Vitamin D and Calcium: A Systematic Review of Health Outcomes, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site; second, third, fifth, sixth, eighth, and ninth authors report previous AHRQ funding; cites AHRQ; cites AHRQ publication, Methods Reference Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, version 1.0, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site; see editorial by Guallar et al., cited below.] Select to access the abstract.

Wang L, Manson JE, Song Y, et al. Systematic review: vitamin D and calcium supplementation in prevention of cardiovascular events. Ann Intern Med 2010 Mar 2; 152(5):315-23, W-102-5. [Cites AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Intermediate Markers of Cardiovascular Disease, 2004; see editorial by Guallar et al., cited below.] Select to access the abstract.

Guallar E, Miller ER 3rd, Ordovas JM, et al. Vitamin D supplementation in the age of lost innocence. Ann Intern Med 2010 Mar 2; 152(5):327-9. [Comments on AHRQ-funded systematic review by Pittas et al. and article by Wang et al., both cited above.]

International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Adarkwah CC, Gandjour A. Cost-effectiveness of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes in Germany. Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2010 Jan; 26(1):62-70. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review, Comparative Effectiveness of Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers for Treating Essential Hypertension (Matchar et al., Ann Intern Med, 2008); cites AHRQ-funded article by Rosen et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Patrick H, Gallaugher S, Czoski-Murray C, et al. Usefulness of a short-term register for health technology assessment where the evidence base is poor. Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2010 Jan; 26(1):95-101. [Cites comparative effectiveness review, Comparative Effectiveness of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting for Coronary Artery Disease, 2007, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Plumb J, Lyratzopoulos G, Gallo H, et al. Comparison of the assessment of five new interventional procedures in different countries. Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2010 Jan; 26(1):102-9. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Wound-Healing Technologies: Low-level Laser and Vacuum-assisted Closure, 2004, as published on AHRQ Web site. Also go to articles by Haywood et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2010) and Bansil et al. (J Womens Health, 2010) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

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

New England Journal of Medicine
Wynia MK, Ivey SL, Hasnain-Wynia R. Collection of data on patients' race and ethnic group by physician practices. N Engl J Med 2010 Mar 4; 362(9):846-50. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2007; cites AHRQ publication, The National Health Plan Collaborative: Overview of its Origins, Accomplishments, and Lessons Learned: Final Report, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Sabin, Rivara, and Greenwald (Med Care, 2008). Also go to articles by Horvitz-Lennon et al. (Health Serv Res, 2009), cited in AHRQ-Related Articles and Klassen et al. (Int J Technol Assess Health Care, 2010) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Dong XS, Men Y, Ringen K. Work-related injuries among Hispanic construction workers-Evidence from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Am J Ind Med 2010 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1996-2002 MEPS data, citing 2009 MEPS data as published on AHRQ Web site and AHRQ publication, Design and Methods of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, MEPS Methodology Report No. 1, 1997.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Neurology
Barsdorf AI, Sproule DM, Kaufmann P. Scoliosis surgery in children with neuromuscular disease: findings from the US National Inpatient Sample, 1997 to 2003. Arch Neurol 2010 Feb; 67(2):231-5. [Cites 1997, 2000, and 2003 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data; cites AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Delivery) (Eff Clin Pract, 2002) and AHRQ-funded article by McDonald et al. (Pediatrics, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Health Services Research
Wallace LS, DeVoe JE, Rogers ES, et al. Digging deeper: quality of patient-provider communication across Hispanic subgroups. BMC Health Serv Res 2009 Dec 21; 9:240. [Uses 2005 MEPS data, citing MEPS Household Component data, 2008, and MEPS-HC Response Rates by Panel data, 2007, both published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes Care
Akbaraly TN, Kivimaki M, Shipley MJ, et al. Metabolic syndrome over 10 years and cognitive functioning in late midlife: the Whitehall II study. Diabetes Care 2010 Jan; 33(1):84-9. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Thorpe KE, Ogden LL, Galactionova K. Chronic conditions account for rise in Medicare spending from 1987 to 2006. Health Aff 2010 Apr; 29(4):1-7. [Uses 1987 MEPS Household Component data and 1997 and 2006 MEPS data, citing AHRQ publication, Design, Methods, and Field Results of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Medical Provider Component (MEPS MPC)—2006 Calendar Year Data, 2008, MEPS Methodology Report No. 23, as published on AHRQ Web site, and AHRQ-authored article by Zuvekas and Cohen (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Inquiry, 2002), using 1996 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Lin W, Huang IC, Wang SL, et al. Continuity of diabetes care is associated with avoidable hospitalizations: evidence from Taiwan's National Health Insurance scheme. Int J Qual Health Care 2010 Feb; 22(1):3-8. [Uses AHRQ-defined diabetes-related ambulatory care sensitive condition (ACSC) admissions, citing AHRQ publication, Refinement of the HCUP Quality Indicators, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Klassen A, Miller A, Anderson N, et al. Performance measurement and improvement frameworks in health, education and social services systems: a systematic review. Int J Qual Health Care 2010 Feb; 22(1):44-69. [Searched AHRQ Web site (and others) for relevant grey literature; uses AHRQ's NHDR, 2005, and AHRQ publication, Medicaid Home and Community-based Services Measure Scan: Project Methodology, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Wunsch H, Guerra C, Barnato AE, et al. Three-year outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries who survive intensive care. JAMA 2010 Mar 3; 303(9):849-56. [Uses and cites AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Haywood C Jr, Lanzkron S, Ratanawongsa N, et al. The association of provider communication with trust among adults with sickle cell disease. J Gen Intern Med 2010 March 3. [Epub ahead of print.] Select to access the [Uses Provider Communication subscale of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) survey, citing article by Hays et al. (Med Care, 1999), using CAHPS® 1.0 survey measures; cites AHRQ-authored article by Lurie, Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence), Sangl (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety), et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2003), using CAHPS® data; cites AHRQ publication, Sickle Cell Disease Patients in U.S. Hospitals, 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief No. 21, 2006; cites article by Morales et al. (Health Serv Res, 2001), using CAHPS® benchmarking data 1.0; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Weech-Maldonado et al. (Health Serv Res, 2003) and Gordon et al. (J Clin Oncol, 2006); cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Hydroxyurea for the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease, 2008 (to Johns Hopkins University Evidence-based Practice Center under contract 290-02-0018). ] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Churchill RS, Ghorai JK. Total cost and operating room time comparison of rotator cuff repair techniques at low, intermediate, and high volume centers: mini-open versus all-arthroscopic. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2010 Feb 3. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2006 HCUP State Ambulatory Surgery Database (SASD) data for New York state, citing HCUP SASD Web site and AHRQ publication, HCUP Quality Control Procedures, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Bansil P, Kuklina EV, Meikle SF, et al. Maternal and fetal outcomes among women with depression. J Womens Health 2010 Feb; 19(2):329-34. [Uses 1998-2005 HCUP National Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing AHRQ publication, Using the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample to Estimate Trends, 2005, HCUP Methods Series Report No. 2005-01, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ evidence based/technology assessment Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Screening Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes, 2005 (to the RTI-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center, under contract 290-02-0016).] Select to access the abstract.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Anderson G. Chronic care: making the case for ongoing care. Robert Wood Johnson Found 2010 Feb; 1-43. [Uses 2006 MEPS Household Component data, citing AHRQ Web site.]

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Internet Citation: Race, Sex, and Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis Risk: an Observational Study: Articles of Interest: March 5, 2010. October 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/030510.html

 

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