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Cases of Iatrogenic Pneumothorax Can Be Identified from ICD-9-CM Coded Data

Articles of Interest: May 21, 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

American Journal of Medical Quality
Sadeghi B, Baron R, Zrelak P, et al. Cases of iatrogenic pneumothorax can be identified from ICD-9-CM coded data. Am J Med Qual 2010 May-Jun; 25(3):218-24. [Supported by contract no. 290-04-0020; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) and Miller (JAMA, 2003), Zhan, Smith, and Stryer (Med Care, 2006), and Houchens, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) and Romano (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2008); cites AHRQ publications, Patient Safety Indicators: Fact Sheet, 2006, Patient Safety Indicators (Provider Level), Patient Safety Indicators (Area Level), and Pediatric Quality Indicators, 2007, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ's HCUPnet [Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project] Web site; cites PowerPoint® presentation by Romano et al., 2008, and article by Scanlon et al. (Pediatrics, 2008), both using AHRQ's pediatric quality indicators.] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer
Weingart SN, Toro J, Spencer J, et al. Medication errors involving oral chemotherapy. Cancer 2010 May 15; 116(10):2455-64. [Supported by grant P20 HS17123-01.] abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Stenger RJ, Devoe JE. Policy challenges in building the medical home: do we have a shared blueprint? J Am Board Fam Med 2010 May-Jun; 23(3):384-92. [Supported in part by grants 5 F32 HS14645 and 1 K08 HS16181.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Donovan JL, Kanaan AO, Thomson MS, et al. Effect of clinical decision support on psychotropic medication prescribing in the long-term care setting. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 May; 58(5):1005-1007. [Supported by grants HS10481 and HS15430; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Gurwitz et al. (Am J Med, 2005), Peterson et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2005), Rochon et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2005), and others.]

Journal of Econometrics
Khwaja A. Estimating willingness to pay for Medicare using a dynamic life-cycle model of demand for health insurance. J Econom 2010 May; 156(1):130-47. [Supported in part by grant R03 HS10574.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Sarkar U, Karter AJ, Liu JY, Moffet HH, Adler NE, Schillinger D. Hypoglycemia is more common among type 2 diabetes patients with limited health literacy: the Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE). J Gen Intern Med 2010 May 18; Epub. [Supported in part by grants K08 HS17594 (to first author) and R18 HS17261-01 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Neuroepidemiology
Allen NB, Holford TR, Bracken MB, et al. Geographic variation in one-year recurrent ischemic stroke rates for elderly Medicare beneficiaries in the USA. Neuroepidemiology 2010; 34(2):123-9. [Supported in part by grant 1 R36 HS16959-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Neurology
Lakshminarayan K, Borbas C, McLaughlin B, et al. A cluster-randomized trial to improve stroke care in hospitals. Neurology 2010 May 18; 74(20):1634-42. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS11073.] Select to access the abstract.

Southern Medical Journal
Nguyen-Oghalai TU, Kuo YF, Wu H, et al. The impact of race/ethnicity on preoperative time to hip stabilization procedure after hip fracture. South Med J 2010 May; 103(5):414-18. [Supported in part by Health Services Research in Under-Served Populations grant R24 HS11618 (to first author). See also AHRQ-funded article by Holden et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2010) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Unwin BK, Porvaznik M, Spoelhof GD. Nursing home care: part II. Clinical aspects. Am Fam Physician 2010 May 15; 81(10):1229-37. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guidelines, Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention, 1992, and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers, 1994; cites AHRQ-funded article by Gurwitz et al. (Am J Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medical Quality
Rosof BM. The busy emergency department. Am J Med Qual 2010 May-Jun; 25(3):170-1. [Cites AHRQ publication, Expenses for a Hospital Emergency Room Visit, 2003, Medication Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Statistical Brief No. 111, 2006, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by McConnochie et al. (Pediatrics, 2009).]

Welch S, Davidson S. Exploring new intake models for the emergency department. Am J Med Qual 2010 May-Jun; 25(3):172-80. [Cites AHRQ publication, Hospital Admissions that Began in the Emergency Department, 2003, 2006 HCUP Statistical Brief No. 1, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Haydar Z, Nicewander D, Convery P, et al. Clinical quality is independently associated with favorable bond ratings. Am J Med Qual 2010 May-Jun; 25(3):181-5. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 2: Culture and Redesign, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Oszustowicz (Healthc Financ Manage, 1992) and Bazzoli et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Pham JC, Kim GR, Natterman JP, et al. ReCASTing the RCA: an improved model for performing root cause analyses. Am J Med Qual 2010 May-Jun; 25(3):186-91. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost, Miller, and Wachter (JAMA, 2006) and Carayon et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Leonhardt KK. HRET patient safety leadership fellowship: the role of "community" in patient safety. Am J Med Qual 2010 May-Jun; 25(3):192-6. [Cites AHRQ publications, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 1, 3, and 4, 2008, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-based Handbook for Nursing, 2008, and Community-based Participatory Research: Conference Summary, 2002, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Weingart et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Klugman R, Allen L, Benjamin EM, et al. Mortality rates as a measure of quality and safety, "caveat emptor". Am J Med Qual 2010 May-Jun; 25(3):197-201. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Iezzoni et al. (JAMA, 1992) and Iezzoni (JAMA, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Lasky T, Lawless ST, Greenspan J. Quality care for children: inpatient medication use in a mid-Atlantic hospital system 2000-2003. Am J Med Qual 2010 May-Jun; 25(3):225-31. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Beal, Co, Dougherty (researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations), et al. (Pediatrics, 2004), Hodgson, Simpson (former AHRQ deputy director), and Lannon (Pediatrics, 2008), Schwalenstocker, Bisarya, Lawless, Simpson et al. (J Healthc Qual, 2008), and Conway (researcher in AHRQ's Office of the Director), White (Health IT portfolio manager in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships) and Clancy (AHRQ director) (Pediatrics, 2009); cites AHRQ publication, Comparative Analysis of the HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 1997, HCUP Method Series Report No. 2001-1, 2001; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kahn et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 1998), Al-Aweel et al. (J Perinatol, 2001), Porter et al. (Ambul Pediatr, 2008), and Walsh et al. (Pediatrics, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Mehrotra A, Adams JL, Thomas JW, et al. The effect of different attribution rules on individual physician cost profiles. Ann Intern Med 2010 May 18; 152(10):649-54. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Scholle et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Pogach L. Cultural competency training and performance measures to reduce racial disparities in health care quality. Ann Intern Med 2010 May 18; 152(10):685-6; author reply 686-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hofer et al. (JAMA, 1999).]

Dodek P. ACP Journal Club. 2 or more medical errors with adverse consequences, affecting 2.6% of patients, increased mortality in intensive care units. Ann Intern Med 2010 May 18; 152(10):JC5-12. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Rothschild et al. (Crit Care Med, 2008) and article by Harmann et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2009), using AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators, 2003.]

British Medical Journal
Medication errors fall after patient are given bar codes to match their drugs. BMJ 2010 May 15; 340(7755):1059. [Summarizes AHRQ-funded article by Poon et al. (N Engl J Med, 2010).]

Canadian Medical Association Journal
Chiu M, Austin PC, Manuel DG, et al. Comparison of cardiovascular risk profiles among ethnic groups using population health surveys between 1996 and 2007. CMAJ 2010 May 18; 182(8):E301-E310. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Peterson et al. (N Engl J Med, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Koppel R. Monitoring and evaluating the use of electronic health records. JAMA 2010 May 19; 303(19):1918. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Koppel et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2008).]

Sittig DF, Classen DC. Monitoring and evaluating the use of electronic health records. JAMA 2010 May 19; 303(19):1918-19. [Replies to article by Koppel cited above; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Sittig and Singh (JAMA, 2009), Koppel et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2008), and Classen et al. (JAMA, 1991).]

Roy-Byrne P, Craske MG, Sullivan G, et al. Delivery of evidence-based treatment for multiple anxiety disorders in primary care: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2010 May 19; 303(19):1921-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Wells et al. (JAMA, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Bombardier CH, Fann JR, Temkin NR, et al. Rates of major depressive disorder and clinical outcomes following traumatic brain injury. JAMA 2010 May 19; 303(19):1938-45. [Cites AHRQ publication, Calculating the U.S. Population-based EQ-5D Index Score, 2005, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Ware and Sherbourne (Med Care, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Kanodia AK, Legedza AT, Davis RB, et al. Perceived benefit of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for back pain: a national survey. J Am Board Fam Med 2010 May-Jun; 23(3):354-62. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Deyo et al. (Spine, 1998), Idler, Russell, and David (Am J Epidemiol, 2000), and Deyo and Weinstein (N Engl J Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Porcerelli JH, Cogan R, Markova T, et al. Abuse, outpatient charges and utilization, and psychiatric symptoms among urban women on Medicaid. J Am Board Fam Med 2010 May-Jun; 23(3):363-70. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rivara et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2007) and Bonomi et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Krist AH, Cifuentes M, Dodoo MS, et al. Measuring primary care expenses. J Am Board Fam Med 2010 May-Jun; 23(3):376-83. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Krist et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2008) and Holtrop et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Saultz JW, Brown D, Stenberg S, et al. Access assured: a pilot program to finance primary care for uninsured patients using a monthly enrollment fee. J Am Board Fam Med 2010 May-Jun; 23(3):393-401. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Stewart et al. (J Fam Pract, 1997), Asplin et al. (JAMA, 2005), and McWilliams et al. (N Engl J Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Tsai J, Shi L, Yu WL, et al. Physician specialty and the quality of medical care experiences in the context of the Taiwan national health insurance system. J Am Board Fam Med 2010 May-Jun; 23(3):402-12. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Greenfield et al. (JAMA, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Duru OK, Mangione CM, Hsu J, et al. Generic-only drug coverage in the Medicare Part D gap and effect on medication cost-cutting behaviors for patients with diabetes mellitus: the Translating Research into Action for Diabetes Study. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 May; 58(5):822-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Raebel et al. (Med Care, 2008), Madden et al. (JAMA, 2008), Schmittdiel (Am J Manage Care, 2009, and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Martin JL, Fiorentino L, Jouldjian S, et al. Sleep quality in residents of assisted living facilities: effect on quality of life, functional status, and depression. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 May; 58(5):829-36. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Katz et al. (Med Care, 1996) and Phillips et al. (Gerontologist, 2003).]

Wennie Huang WN, Perera S, Vanswearingen J, et al. Performance measures predict onset of activity of daily living difficulty in community-dwelling older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 May; 58(5):844-52. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Harada et al. (Phys Ther, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Bohl AA, Fishman PA, Ciol MA, et al. A longitudinal analysis of total 3-year healthcare costs for older adults who experience a fall requiring medical care. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 May; 58(5):853-60. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Englander, Hodson, and Terregrossa (J Forensic Sci, 1996) and Baser et al. (Health Econ, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Tjia J, Rothman MR, Kiely DK, et al. Daily medication use in nursing home residents with advanced dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 May; 58(5):880-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Beers et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2002), Gurwitz et al. (Am J Med, 2005), and Gruber-Baldini et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Yaffe K, Lindquist K, Vittinghoff E, et al. The effect of maintaining cognition on risk of disability and death. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 May; 58(5):889-94. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Mehta, Yaffee, and Covinsky (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Norton MC, Smith KR, Østbye T, et al. Greater risk for dementia when spouse has dementia? The Cache County Study. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 May; 58(5):895-900. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Covinsky et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2003).]

Young Y, Barhydt NR, Broderick S, et al. Factors associated with potentially preventable hospitalization in nursing home residents in New York state: a survey of directors of nursing. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 May; 58(5):901-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Carter (J Aging Health, 2003), Carter and Porell (Gerontologist, 2003), Intrator, Zinn, and Mor (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2004), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Kales HC, Kim HM, Austin KL, et al. Who receives outpatient monitoring during high-risk depression treatment periods? J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 May; 58(5):908-13. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Dwight-Johnson et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Polinski JM, Bhandari A, Saya UY, Schneeweiss S, et al. Medicare beneficiaries' knowledge of and choices regarding Part D, 2005 to the present. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 May; 58(5):950-66. [Acknowledges that fourth author is principal investigator of the AHRQ-funded Brigham and Women's Hospital DEcIDE Center on Comparative Effectiveness Research.] Select to access the abstract.

Inouye SK, Rubin FH, Wierman HR, et al. No shortcuts for delirium prevention. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 May; 58(5):998-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bradley et al. (J Healthc Manage, 2006).]

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Spears AP. The Healthy People 2010 outcomes for the care of children with special health care needs: an effective national policy for meeting mental health care needs? Matern Child Health J 2010 May; 14(3):401-11. [Cites AHRQ publication, Access to Needed Medical Care Among Children Under 18 Years of Age with Special Needs, 2002, MEPS Statistical Brief No. 75, 2005, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
Woods NF, Magyary DL. Translational research: why nursing's interdisciplinary collaboration is essential. Res Theory Nurs Pract 2010; 24(1):9-24. [Mentions the increase in "requests for applications for funding by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and [AHRQ] to support studies of translational efforts"; cites AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses, 2008; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Beck, Daughtridge, and Sloane (J Am Board Fam Pract, 2002) and Nemeth et al. (J Nurs Care Qual, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Social Science and Medicine
Rose RA, Parish SL, Yoo J, et al. Suppression of racial disparities for children with special health care needs among families receiving Medicaid. Soc Sci Med 2010 May; 70(9):1263-70. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ashton et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2003), Jaffe et al. (Psychiatr Serv, 2005), Mayer, Slifkin, and Skinner (Med Care Res Rev, 2005), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Kessels-Habraken M, Van der Schaaf T, De Jonge J, et al. Defining near misses: towards a sharpened definition based on empirical data about error handling processes. Soc Sci Med 2010 May; 70(9):1301-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Etchegaray et al (J Patient Saf, 2005) and Parnes et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Suzuki E, Takao S, Subramanian SV, et al. Does low workplace social capital have detrimental effect on workers' health? Soc Sci Med 2010 May; 70(9):1367-72. [Cites articles by Rael et al. (J Epidemiol Community Health, 1995), Ferrie et al. (Occup Environ Med, 2006), and AHRQ-funded article by Kivimaki et al. (J Epidemiol Community Health, 2004 and Arch Intern Med, 2005), all using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Clarke CA, Miller T, Chang ET, et al. Racial and social class gradients in life expectancy in contemporary California. Soc Sci Med 2010 May; 70(9):1373-80. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Perez-Stable et al. (J Natl Cancer Inst Monographs, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Family Physician
CME Quiz. Am Fam Physician 2010 May 15; 81(10):1195-8. [Includes CME questions based on USPSTF recommendation statement on primary care interventions to promote breastfeeding cited below.]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Primary care interventions to promote breastfeeding: recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician 2010 May 15; 81(10):1265-7. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on primary care interventions to promote breastfeeding.]

Meyers D, Camp M. Primary care interventions to promote breastfeeding. Am Fam Physician 2010 May 15; 81(10):1273-4. [First author is director of AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; based on USPSTF recommendations cited above.]

Chu C, Selwyn PA. Diagnosis and initial management of acute HIV infection. Am Fam Physician 2010 May 15; 81(10):1239-44. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for HIV (Ann Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Drews RE, Shulman LN. Update in hematology and oncology. Ann Intern Med 2010 May 18; 152(10):655-62. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Addendum and correction: screening for breast cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2010 May 18; 152(10):688. [Gives an addendum to the USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

JAMA
Hedayati SS, Minhajuddin AT, Afshar M, et al. Association between major depressive episodes in patients with chronic kidney disease and initiation of dialysis, hospitalization, or death. JAMA 2010 May 19; 303(19):1946-53. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression, 2002, citing article by Larkin (Lancet, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Strickland PA, Hudson SV, Piasecki A, et al. Features of the Chronic Care Model (CCM) associated with behavioral counseling and diabetes care in community primary care. J Am Board Fam Med 2010 May-Jun; 23(3):295-305. [Cites USPSTF recommendations from Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.] Select to access the abstract.

Duggins M, Cherven P, Carrithers J, et al. Impact of family YMCA membership on childhood obesity: a randomized controlled effectiveness trial. J Am Board Fam Med 2010 May-Jun; 23(3):323-33. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening and interventions for overweight in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Sesselberg TS, Klein JD, O'Connor KG, et al. Screening and counseling for childhood obesity: results from a national survey. J Am Board Fam Med 2010 May-Jun; 23(3):334-42. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening and interventions for childhood overweight (Pediatrics, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Gandhi S, Rovi S, Vega M, et al. Intimate partner violence and cancer screening among urban minority women. J Am Board Fam Med 2010 May-Jun; 23(3):343-53. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Breast Cancer, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Mold JW, Hamm RM, McCarthy LH. The law of diminishing returns in clinical medicine: how much risk reduction is enough? J Am Board Fam Med 2010 May-Jun; 23(3):371-5. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Calonge N. Mammography in younger women: the dilemma of diminishing returns. J Natl Cancer Inst 2010 May 19; 102(10):668-9. [Cites and discusses USPSTF updated breast cancer screening recommendation statement and associated evidence review (Ann Intern Med, 2009); comments on article by Yankaskas cited below.]

Yankaskas BC, Haneuse S, Kapp JM, et al. Performance of first mammography examination in women younger than 40 years. J Natl Cancer Inst 2010 May 19; 102(10):692-701. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement for breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Muss HB, D'Alessandro HA, Brachtel EF. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 15-2010. An 85-year-old woman with mammographically detected early breast cancer. N Engl J Med 2010 May 20; 362(20):1921-8. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Social Science and Medicine
O'Campo P, Caughy MO, Nettles SM. Partner abuse or violence, parenting and neighborhood influences on children's behavioral problems. Soc Sci Med 2010 May; 70(9):1404-15. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for family and intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Ito K, Elkin EB, Girotra M, et al. Cost-effectiveness of fracture prevention in men who receive androgen deprivation therapy for localized prostate cancer. Ann Intern Med 2010 May 18; 152(10):621-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review on comparative effectiveness and harms of treatments for clinically localized prostate cancer (Wilt et al., Ann Intern Med, 2008); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Shahinian et al. (N Engl J Med, 2005) and Qaseem et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Steinwachs D, Allen JD, Barlow WE, et al. National Institutes of Health state-of-the-science conference statement: Enhancing use and quality of colorectal cancer screening. Ann Intern Med 2010 May 18; 152(10):663-7. [Based on AHRQ-funded systematic review by Holden et al. cited below.]

Holden DJ, Jonas DE, Porterfield DS, et al. Systematic review: enhancing the use and quality of colorectal cancer screening. Ann Intern Med 2010 May 18; 152(10):668-76. [Supported in part by contract no. 290-2007-10056-I; uses AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Strength of Evidence criteria, citing AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, Version 1.0, 2007, as published on AHRQ Web site, and article by Owens et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2009), using AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Strength of Evidence criteria; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer and related targeted, updated systematic review (Ann Intern Med, 2008); cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Enhancing the Use of and Quality of Colorectal Cancer Screening, 2010 (as prepared by RTI-International-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center under contract no. 290-2007-10056-I.] Select to access the abstract.

Singh V. Good evidence supports use of ACE inhibitors in stable ischemic heart disease; little evidence exists for ARBs. Ann Intern Med 2010 May 18; 152(10):JC5-3. [Summarizes AHRQ-funded systematic review on comparative effectiveness of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin II-receptor blockers for ischemic heart disease by Baker et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) performed by the University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital Evidence-based Practice Center.]

Social Science and Medicine
Wolf MS, Feinglass J, Thompson J, et al. In search of 'low health literacy': threshold vs. gradient effect of literacy on health status and mortality. Soc Sci Med 2010 May; 70(9):1335-41. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review on literacy and health outcomes (J Gen Intern Med, 2004), summarizing AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Literacy and Health Outcomes, 2003 and 2004; cites article by Weiss et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2005), using AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Literacy and Health Outcomes, 2004; cites article by Marmot et al. (Lancet, 1991), using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pignone et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2005) and Schillinger et al. (JAMA, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
McGwin G Jr. Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor use and hearing impairment. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2010 May; 136(5):488-92. [Uses 2003-2006 MEPS Household Component (MEPS-HC) data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen (director in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2003), using MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology
van Meerbeeck JP, Scherpereel A, Surmont VF, et al. Malignant pleural mesothelioma: The standard of care and challenges for future management. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 2010 May 11. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ to identify relevant guidelines for the study's literature review.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Fu AZ, Tang AS, Wang N, et al. Effect of Medicare Part D on potentially inappropriate medication use by older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 May; 58(5):944-9. [Uses 2002-2006 MEPS data, citing AHRQ publication, Methodology for Collecting Pharmacy Reported Variables, MEPS HC-102 A: 2006 Prescribed Medicines, 2008; cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan, Sangl (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, respectively), Bierman, Miller, Friedman (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Outcomes, and Markets), et al. (JAMA, 2001), using 1996 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
Desroque D, Capmas P, Legendre G, et al. [Fertility after ectopic pregnancy.] J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod 2010 May 15. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ to identify relevant guidelines; article is in French.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of May 2010
Internet Citation: Cases of Iatrogenic Pneumothorax Can Be Identified from ICD-9-CM Coded Data: Articles of Interest: May 21, 2010. May 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/052110.html

 

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