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Promoting Primary Care Smoking-cessation Support with Quitlines: The QuitLink Randomized Controlled Trial

Articles of Interest: April 9, 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:

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AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Rothemich SF, Woolf SH, Johnson RE, Devers KJ, et al. Promoting primary care smoking-cessation support with quitlines: The QuitLink Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Prev Med 2010 Apr; 38(4):367-74. [Supported by grant 5 R21 HS14854-02; fourth author is former AHRQ researcher; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Owens PL, Barrett ML, Gibson TB, Andrews RM, Weinick RM, Mutter RL. Emergency department care in the United States: a profile of national data sources. Ann Emerg Med 2010 Jan 12. [Epub ahead of print. First, fourth, and last authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; supported by contract HHSA 290-2006-00009-C; uses 2005 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) data, citing AHRQ publication, HCUP. Overview of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) on HCUP-US, 2005-2006, 2009, as published on HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Machlin, Valluzzi, Chevarley (first and third authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), et al. (J Econ Soc Meas, 2001); cites AHRQ publications, Hospital Admissions That Began in the Emergency Department, 2003, HCUP Statistical Brief No. 1, 2006, and Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) Guide 2008, 2008, as published on HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Brousseau DC, Owens PL, Mosso AL, Panepinto JA, Steiner CA. Acute care utilization and rehospitalizations for sickle cell disease. JAMA 2010 Apr 7; 303(13):1288-94. [Second and last authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets); supported in part by an AHRQ Career Development Award, grant number not given; uses 2005-2006 HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) (for Arizona, California, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, South Carolina, and Tennessee) and State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD) data, citing HCUP Web site, HCUP Overview of the State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD) Web site, and HCUP Overview of the State Inpatient Databases (SID) Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Sickle Cell Disease Patients in U.S. Hospitals, 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief No. 21, 2006, as published on HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Taylor, Cohen, and Machlin (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Serv Res, 2001), using 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data and Basu (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships) and Mobley (Med Care Res Rev, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Parekh AK, Barton MB. The challenge of multiple comorbidity for the U.S. health care system. JAMA 2010 Apr 7; 303(13):1303-4. [Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; cites summary of AHRQ grant Optimizing Prevention and Healthcare Management for the Complex Patient (R21), 2009, as published on National Institute of Health's Officer of Extramural Research Funding Opportunities & Notices Search Results Web site.]

Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Dimick JB, Osborne NH, Hall BL, et al. Risk adjustment for comparing hospital quality with surgery: how many variables are needed? J Am Coll Surg 2010 Apr; 210(4):503-8. [Supported by Career Development Award grant K08 HS17765 (to first author); cites AHRQ-funded article by Iezzoni (JAMA, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Okumura MJ, Kerr EA, Cabana MD, et al. Physician views on barriers to primary care for young adults with childhood-onset chronic disease. Pediatrics 2010 Apr; 125(4):e748-e754. [Supported in part by Career Development Award grant K08 HS17716 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Bell LM, Grundmeier R, Localio R, et al. Electronic health record-based decision support to improve asthma care: a cluster-randomized trial. Pediatrics 2010 Apr; 125(4):e770-e777. [Supported by grant R21 HS14873-01A1; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry, Fletcher, and Soumerai (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care (from the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center).] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Canadian Medical Association Journal
van Walraven C, Dhalla IA, Bell C, et al. Derivation and validation of an index to predict early death or unplanned readmission after discharge from hospital to the community. CMAJ 2010 Apr 6; 182(6):551-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Lee et al. (Circulation, 1999) and Schneeweiss et al. (Health Serv Res, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Gerontologist
Fortinsky RH, Zlateva I, Delaney C, et al. Primary care physicians' dementia care practices: evidence of geographic variation. Gerontologist 2010 Apr; 50(2):179-91. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Callahan et al. (Ann Intern Med, 1995, and JAMA, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Kelsey SG, Laditka SB, Laditka JN. Dementia and transitioning from assisted living to memory care units: perspectives of administrators in three facility types. Gerontologist 2010 Apr; 50(2):192-203. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hawes et al. (Gerontologist, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Schmid B, Allen RS, Haley PP, et al. Family matters: dyadic agreement in end-of-life medical decision making. Gerontologist 2010 Apr; 50(2):226-37. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ditto et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2001) and Hawkins et al. (Gerontologist, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Baumgarten M, Margolis D, Orwig D, et al. Use of pressure-redistributing support surfaces among elderly hip fracture patients across the continuum of care: adherence to pressure ulcer prevention guidelines. Gerontologist 2010 Apr; 50(2):253-62. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention, 1992, and AHRQ publications, Hospitalizations Related to Pressure Sores, HCUP Statistical Brief No. 3, 2003, and Hospitalizations Related to Pressure Ulcers, 2006, HCUP Statistical Brief No. 64, 2008; cites National Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Supportive Care publication, The Use of Pressure-relieving Devices (Beds, Mattresses and Overlays) for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers in Primary and Secondary Care, 2003, and Registered Nurses Association of Ontario publication, Guideline Summary: Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers, 2005, both retrieved from AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Deyo RA, Mirza SK, Martin BI, Kreuter W, Goodman DC, Jarvik JG. Trends, major medical complications, and charges associated with surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis in older adults. JAMA 2010 Apr 7; 303(13):1259-65. [Sixth author reports prior funding support from AHRQ; cites AHRQ-authored article by Deyo, Gray (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety), Kreuter, et al. (Spine, 2005); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Taylor et al. (Spine, 1994), Ciol et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 1996), Chou and Helfand (Ann Intern Med, 2005), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Chou R, Shekelle P. Will this patient develop persistent disabling low back pain? JAMA 2010 Apr 7; 303(13):1295-302. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Deyo, Rainville, and Kent (JAMA, 1992), Hart, Deyo, and Cherkin (Spine, 1995), Cherkin et al. (Spine, 1996), and Jarvik and Deyo (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Aging and Health
Young Y, Inamdar S, Barhydt NR, et al. Preventable hospitalization among nursing home residents: varying views between medical directors and directors of nursing regarding determinants. J Aging Health 2010 Mar; 22(2):169-82. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Carter (J Aging Health, 2003), Carter and Porell (Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen, 2003), Buchanan et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2006), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Levin RF, Keefer JM, Marren J, et al. Evidence-based practice improvement: merging 2 paradigms. J Nurs Care Qual 2010 Apr-Jun; 25(2):117-26. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Horbar et al. (BMJ, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Matthes N, Cheng J, Ogunbo S, et al. National hospital quality measures data: supporting nurses' key roles in organizational performance improvement. J Nurs Care Qual 2010 Apr-Jun; 25(2):127-36. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kiefe et al. (Int J Qual Health Care, 1998) and Weissman et al. (J Eval Clin Pract, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Wilborn D, Dassen T. Pressure ulcer prevention in German healthcare facilities: adherence to national expert standard? J Nurs Care Qual 2010 Apr-Jun; 25(2):151-9. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention, 1992.] Select to access the abstract.

Ebbinghaus S, Kobayashi H. Safe heat application for pediatric patients: a hot item. J Nurs Care Qual 2010 Apr-Jun; 25(2):168-75. [Cites publication, Too Hot for Comfort (Cleland and Wasiak), 2007, as published on AHRQ's Web Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web (Web M&M).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Jonas DE, Bryant Shilliday B, et al. Patient time requirements for anticoagulation therapy with warfarin. Med Decis Making 2010 Mar-Apr; 30(2):206-16. [Cites AHRQ publication, Your Guide to Coumadin1/ Warfarin Therapy, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites article by Cromwell et al. (JAMA, 1997), using AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Smoking Cessation: Clinical Practice Guideline, 1996; cites AHRQ Research Activities article "Research Story: AHRQ Announces Guide to Help Patients on Coumadin®/Warfarin Therapy", 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Whitey et al. (Health Serv Res, 1997) and Pignone and Levin (Am Fam Physician, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Burgess DJ. Are providers more likely to contribute to healthcare disparities under high levels of cognitive load? How features of the healthcare setting may lead to biases in medical decision making. Med Decis Making 2010 Mar-Apr; 30(2):246-57. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004), Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002 and 2003), Schulman et al. (N Engl J Med, 1999), Croskerry (Acad Emerg Med, 2002), Weissman et al. (Med Care, 2007), Bates et al. (J Crit Care, 2008), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
McMahon GT, Katz JT, Thorndike ME, et al. Evaluation of a redesign initiative in an internal-medicine residency. N Engl J Med 2010 Apr 8; 362(14):1304-11. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Lockley et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004) and Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004), Fletcher et al. (JAMA, 2005), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Council on Community Pediatrics and Committee on Native American Child Health. Policy statement—health equity and children's rights. Pediatrics 2010 Apr; 125(4):838-49. [Cites AHRQ's Child Health Insurance Research Initiative (CHIRI™) Web site, 2007; cites AHRQ-funded article by McFarane et al. (Pediatrics, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Ashida S, Wilkinson AV, Koehly LM. Motivation for health screening: evaluation of social influence among Mexican-American adults. Am J Prev Med 2010 Apr; 38(4):396-402. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence reaffirmation recommendation on screening for high blood pressure (Ann Intern Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Geiss LS, James C, Gregg EW, et al. Diabetes risk reduction behaviors among U.S. adults with prediabetes. Am J Prev Med 2010 Apr; 38(4):403-9. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2008); cites article by Stange, Woolf, and Gjeltema (Am J Prev Med, 2002), discussing/using USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1989 and 1996 and USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on behavioral counseling interventions (Whitlock et al., Am J Prev Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Nattinger AB. In the clinic. Breast cancer screening and prevention. Ann Intern Med 2010 Apr 6; 152(7):ITC41. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer and associated evidence review (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) response to the USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer, 2009; lists as resources in the In the Clinic Tool Kit: Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention section USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and "access measures from the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse relating to screening for breast cancer."]

JAMA
Chang VW, Asch DA, Werner RM. Quality of care among obese patients. JAMA 2010 Apr 7; 303(13):1274-81. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2003, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Bruine de Bruin W, Downs JS, Murray P, et al. Can female adolescents tell whether they will test positive for Chlamydia infection? Med Decis Making 2010 Mar-Apr; 30(2):189-93. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for chlamydial infection (Am J Prev Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Henry-Reid LM, O'Connor KG, Klein JD, et al. Current pediatrician practices in identifying high-risk behaviors of adolescents. Pediatrics 2010 Apr; 125(4):e741-e747. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening HIV, issued 2005, amended 2007, as published on AHRQ Web site. See also article by Wallace at al. (Obes Surg, 2010) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Rabin BA, Glasgow RE, Kerner JF, et al. Dissemination and implementation research on community-based cancer prevention: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med 2010 Apr; 38(4):443-56. [Uses search protocols developed for AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Diffusion and Dissemination of Evidence-based Cancer Control Interventions, summary, 2003, to locate information on smoking and healthy diet, "focusing on interventions for adolescents"; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (AHRQ director) (JAMA, 2003) and Mercer, DeVinney, Fine, Green, and Dougherty (researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations) (Am J Prev Med, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Buller DB. Continuing issues for dissemination and implementation of cancer prevention interventions. Am J Prev Med 2010 Apr; 38(4):462-3. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Diffusion and Dissemination of Evidence-based Cancer Control Interventions, summary, 2003; cites AHRQ-authored article by Mercer, DeVinney, Fine, Green, and Dougherty (researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations) (Am J Prev Med, 2007). See also articles by Bell et al. (Pediatrics, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and O'Neil et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2010) and Yu (J Healthc Qual, 2010) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products,.]

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

Pediatrics
Flores G, Committee On Pediatric Research. Technical report--racial and ethnic disparities in the health and health care of children. Pediatrics 2010 Apr; 125(4):e979-e1020. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2003 and 2007; lists Denise Dougherty (researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations) as a liaison to the Committee on Pediatric Research); cites AHRQ-authored article by Selden (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Pediatrics, 2006), using MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Geriatrics Psychiatry
Preuss UW, Watzke S, Choi JH. Diagnostic correlates of Alzheimer dementia in a U.S. Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2010 Jan 12. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2004 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Whiteman MK, Kuklina E, Jamieson DJ, et al. Inpatient hospitalization for gynecologic disorders in the United States. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2010 Feb 2. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1998-2005 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Web site page.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
O'Neil SS, Lake T, Merrill A, et al. Racial disparities in hospitalizations for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions. Am J Prev Med 2010 Apr; 38(4):381-8. [Uses AHRQ's Prevention Quality Indicators specifications, citing AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicators technical specifications, version 3.1, 2007; uses AHRQ Quality Indicators Mapping Tool, citing AHRQ publication, Quality Indicators Mapping Tool Documentation and User Guide, version 1.0, 2007; cites AHRQ-authored article by Brach and Fraser (researcher and director in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, respectively) (Med Care Res Rev, 2000); cites AHRQ technical review Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Vol. 7, 2007 (as prepared by the Stanford University—UCSF Evidence-Based Practice Center under contract 290-02-0017); cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2003 and 2007; cites AHRQ publications, Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations, 2003, HCUP Statistical Brief No. 10, 2006 and Guide to Prevention Quality Indicators: Hospital Admission for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions, version 3.1, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Anesthesia and Analgesia
Hughey AB, Lesniak MS, Ansari SA, et al. What will anesthesiologists be anesthetizing? Trends in neurosurgical procedure usage. Anesth Analg 2010 Feb 8. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1993-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) and HCUPnet Web sites; cites AHRQ-funded article by Barker and Amin-Hanjani (Neurosurgery, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Surgical Oncology
Hill JS, Zhou Z, Simons JP, et al. A simple risk score to predict in-hospital mortality after pancreatic resection for cancer. Ann Surg Oncol 2010 Feb 13. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1998-2006 HCUP NIS, citing 1998-2003 data and HCUP Comorbidity Software, 2000, as published on HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer
Simons JP, Ng SC, Hill JS, et al. In-hospital mortality from liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma: a simple risk score. Cancer 2010 Apr 1; 116(7):1733-8. [Uses 1998-2005 HCUP NIS data, cites AHRQ-funded article by Romano, Roost, and Jollis (J Clin Epidemiol, 1993).] Select to access the abstract.

Epilepsia
Bowman SM, Aitken ME, Sharp GB. Disparities in hospital outcomes for injured people with epilepsy/seizures. Epilepsia 2010 Jan 7. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2004-2006 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Ananthakrishnan AN, McGinley EL, Binion DG, et al. Simple score to identify colectomy risk in ulcerative colitis hospitalizations. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2010 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2004 HCUP NIS data, citing 2004 data and AHRQ publication, 2004 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Comparison Report, HCUP Method Series Report No. 2007-03, 2007, as published on HCUP Web site; uses and cites AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites several articles using HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Internal Medicine Journal
Mihrshahi S, Brand C, Ibrahim JE, et al. Literature review: validity of the indicator 'death in low mortality diagnosis related groups' for measuring patient safety and health care quality in hospitals. Intern Med J 2010 Jan 4. [Epub ahead of print. Uses the search term "United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)" and the AHRQ Web site to identify relevant articles; uses and cites AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators; version 3.1, 2002; cites AHRQ publications, Measures of Pediatric Health Care Quality Based on Hospital Administrative Data: The Pediatric Quality Indicators, 2006, and Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, version 3.1, 2007; cites AHRQ-authored articles and article by others using AHRQ's patient safety indicators; cites other articles using AHRQ's pediatric patient safety/Patient Safety Indicators.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal for Healthcare Quality
Yu F, Menachemi N, Houston TK. Hospital patient safety levels among healthcare's "most wired" institutions. J Healthc Qual 2010 Mar-Apr; 32(2):16-23. [Uses AHRQ's risk-adjusted patient safety indicators, software version 2.1, citing AHRQ publication, Patient Safety Indicators Download, 2005, as published on AHRQ Web site; uses 2002 HCUP NIS data for hospitals and health systems listed as "Most Wired" on Healthcare's 100 Most Wired for 2001 list; cites AHRQ publication, Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2002, 2004, as published on HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry, Fletcher, and Soumerai (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care (from the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Dao TK, Chu D, Springer J, et al. Clinical depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and comorbid depression and posttraumatic stress disorder as risk factors for in-hospital mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 2010 Jan 12. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2006 HCUP NIS.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Trauma
Conner KA, Williams LE, McKenzie LB, et al. Pediatric pedestrian injuries and associated hospital resource utilization in the United States, 2003. J Trauma 2010 Jun; 68(6):1406-1412. [Cites 2003 HCUP KID data, citing AHRQ publications, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2003, and Description of Data Elements Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) Hospital File, 2003, as published on HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Parikh DS, Swaminathan M, Archer LE, et al. Perioperative outcomes among patients with end-stage renal disease following coronary artery bypass surgery in the USA. Nephrol Dial Transplant 2010 Jan 26. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1988-2003 HCUP NIS data, citing 2000-2006 HCUP computer program data, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Obesity Surgery
Wallace AE, Young-Xu Y, Hartley D, et al. Racial, socioeconomic, and rural-urban disparities in obesity-related bariatric surgery. Obes Surg 2010 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2006 HCUP NIS data; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening and interventions for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Kurtz SM, Ochoa JA, Lau E, et al. Implantation trends and patient profiles for pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators in the United States: 1993-2006. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2010 Jan 4. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1993-2006 HCUP NIS data, citing AHRQ publication, Comparative Analysis of HCUP and NHDS Inpatient Discharge Data, 1996, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Spine
Kurtz SM, Lau E, Ianuzzi A, et al. National revision burden for lumbar total disc replacement in the United States: epidemiologic and economic perspectives. Spine 2010 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2005-2006 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Web site page and several articles by others using HCUP NIS data. See also article by Owens et al. (Ann Emerg Med, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of April 2010
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