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Identifying Child Health Priorities for Comparative Effectiveness Research from the IOM's Report

Articles of Interest: June 4, 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

Academic Pediatrics
Carle AC, Simpson LA. Identifying child health priorities for comparative effectiveness research from the IOM's Report. Acad Pediatr 2010 May-Jun; 10(3):155-8. [Supported by cooperative agreement grant U18 HS16957-03 (to first author); second author is former AHRQ deputy director.]

Annals of Family Medicine
Schmittdiel JA, Grumbach K, Selby JV. System-based participatory research in health care: an approach for sustainable translational research and quality improvement. Ann Fam Med 2010 May-Jun; 8(3):256-9. [Supported by grant 5 R18 HS17031-02 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

Critical Care Medicine
Mitchell MD, Mikkelsen ME, Umscheid CA, Lee I, Fuchs BD, Halpern SD. A systematic review to inform institutional decisions about the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation during the H1N1 influenza pandemic. Crit Care Med 2010 Jun; 38(6):1398-1404. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS18406-01 (to sixth author); uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ and evidence report/technology assessments to identify relevant guidelines and recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

Epidemiology and Infection
Lautenbach E, Tolomeo P, Nachamkin I, et al. The impact of household transmission on duration of outpatient colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Epidemiol Infect 2010 May; 138(5):683-5. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS16946.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics
Friedman B, Jiang HJ. Do Medicare Advantage enrollees tend to be admitted to hospitals with better or worse outcomes compared with fee-for-service enrollees? Int J Health Care Finance Econ 2010 Jun; 10(2):171-85. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 2006 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data "from 13 statewide databases", AHRQ's Inpatient Quality Indicators, citing AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site, and AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators, citing AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Measures of Patient Safety Based on Hospital Administrative Data – The Patient Safety Indicators, Technical Review No. 5, 2002, AHRQ publication, Medicare Hospital Stays: Comparisons Between the Fee-for-Service Plan and Alternative Plans, 2006, HCUP Statistical Brief No. 66, 2009, cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2007.]

Journal of Infectious Diseases
Curns AT, Steiner CA, Barrett M, et al. Reduction in acute gastroenteritis hospitalizations among U.S. children after introduction of rotavirus vaccine: analysis of hospital discharge data from 18 U.S. states. J Infect Dis 2010 Jun 1; 201(11):1617-24. [Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; supported in part by AHRQ, grant number not given; uses 2000-2008 HCUP data from 18 States and 2000-2006 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing Overview of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), and Overview of the State Inpatient Databases pages on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; acknowledges several "HCUP state partners for their active support of this study".] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Surgical Oncology
Neuman HB, Robbins L, Duarte J, et al. Risk-reducing surgery in FAP: role for surgeons beyond the incision. J Surg Oncol 2010 Jun 1; 101(7):570-6. [Supported in part by grant 5 T32 HS00066-13 (to first author as an AHRQ Researcher Fellow); cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Impact of Cancer-related Decision Aids, 2002 (as prepared by McMaster University under contract 290-97-0017).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Rivard PE, Elixhauser A, Christiansen CL, et al. Testing the association between Patient Safety Indicators and hospital structural characteristics in VA and nonfederal hospitals. Med Care Res Rev 2010 Jun; 67(3):321-41. [Originally published in Articles of Interest 11/23/09-11/27/09 as Epub; second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; supported by AHRQ. but no funding information given; uses AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators, citing AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators, SAS software documentation, and AHRQ publications, Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, 2005, and AHRQ Quality Indicators Patient Safety Indicator Composite Measure Draft Technical Report, all published on AHRQ Web site; uses 2003 HCUP NIS data, citing 2005 NIS database documentation and AHRQ publication, HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Comparison Report, HCUP Methods Series Report No. 2006-09, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Vol. 2, 2005, and several AHRQ-funded/authored articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Kirby JB, Hudson J, Miller GE. Explaining racial and ethnic differences in antidepressant use among adolescents. Med Care Res Rev 2010 Jun; 67(3):342-63. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2000-2004 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Inquiry, 1996) and AHRQ publications, Design and Methods of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1997, and Outpatient Prescription Drugs: Data Collection and Editing in the 1996 MEPS, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Rosko MD, Mutter RL. What have we learned from the application of stochastic frontier analysis to U.S. Hospitals? Med Care Res Rev 2010 Jun 2. [Epub ahead of print. Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2008; cites Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ publication, Evaluating Hospital Policy and Performance: Contributions from Hospital Policy and Productivity Research, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Holman RC, Belay ED, Christensen KY, Folkema AM, Steiner CA, et al. Hospitalizations for Kawasaki syndrome among children in the United States, 1997-2007. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2010 Jun; 29(6):483-8. [Fifth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 1997, 2000, 2003, and 2006 HCUP Kids Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing Introduction to the KID, 2008, and HCUP KID Archive, 2003 and 2008, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; uses 1998-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing HCUP NIS Database Documentation, 2009, and HCUP Databases, 2009, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; acknowledges support from participating HCUP partner states; cites AHRQ publications, Final Report on Calculating Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Variances, 2001, HCUP Method Series Report No. 2003-02, 2005, and Using the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample to Estimate Trends, 1988-2004, HCUP Methods Series Report No. 2006-05, 2006, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the Select to access the abstract.

Social Work in Health Care
Akincigil A, Munch S, Niemczyk KC. Predictors of maternal depression in the first year postpartum: marital status and mediating role of relationship quality. Soc Work Health Care 2010 Mar; 49(3):227-44. [Supported by grant U18 HS16097.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Pediatrics
Arauz Boudreau AD, Fluet CF, Reuland CP, et al. Associations of providers' language and cultural skills with Latino parents' perceptions of well-child care. Acad Pediatr 2010 May-Jun; 10(3):172-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ngo-Metzger et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2007), Green et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2005), Beach et al. (Med Care, 2005), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Brodzinski H, Iyer S, Grupp-Phelan J. Assessment of disparities in the use of anxiolysis and sedation among children undergoing laceration repair. Acad Pediatr 2010 May-Jun;10(3):194-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pletcher et al. (JAMA, 2008) and Richardson, Irvin, and Tamayo-Sarver (Acad Emerg Med, 2003).] Select to access the Select to access the abstract.

Sisterhen LL, Sheffer CE, Bursac Z, et al. Rates of enrollment in smoking cessation services following fax referrals from a children's hospital. Acad Pediatr 2010 May-Jun; 10(3):200-4. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008; cites AHRQ-funded article by Winickoff et al. (Pediatrics, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care
Yancu CN, Farmer DF, Leahman D. Barriers to hospice use and palliative care services use by African American adults. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2010 Jun; 27(4):248-53. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Jenkins et al. (J Palliat Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Edelman D, Fredrickson SK, Melnyk SD, et al. Medical clinics versus usual care for patients with both diabetes and hypertension: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2010 Jun 1; 152(11):689-96. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Clancy et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2007), Heisler et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2003), Lorig et al. (Med Care, 1999 and 2001), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Starrels JL, Becker WC, Alford DP, et al. Systematic review: treatment agreements and urine drug testing to reduce opioid misuse in patients with chronic pain. Ann Intern Med 2010 Jun 1; 152(11):712-20. [Cites Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement quality measure summary Assessment and Management of Chronic Pain: Percentage of Patients Diagnosed With Chronic Pain Who Are Prescribed an Opioid Who Have an Opioid Agreement Form and Urine Toxicology Screen Documented in the Medical Record, 2008, as published on AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Guyatt G, Akl EA, Hirsh J, et al. The vexing problem of guidelines and conflict of interest: a potential solution. Ann Intern Med 2010 Jun 1; 152(11):738-41. [Cites AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Goldberg LR. In the clinic. Heart failure. Ann Intern Med 2010 Jun 1; 152(11):ITC6-1-15; quiz ITC6-16. [Mentions in "Practice Improvement" section that AHRQ "is using quality indicators to measure the hospital admission rate for heart failure..."] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation
Cohen MG, Fonarow GC, Peterson ED, et al. Racial and ethnic differences in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction: findings from the get with the guidelines-coronary artery disease program. Circulation 2010 Jun 1; 121(21):2294-301. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Diagnosing and Managing Unstable Angina, Quick Reference Guideline for Clinicians, as published in article by Braunwald et al. (Circulation, 1994); cites AHRQ-funded article by Bradley et al. (JAMA, 2004).] Select to access the Select to access the abstract.

Ethnicity and Disease
Scott JM, McDougle L, Schwirian K, et al. Differences in the dietary intake habits by diabetes status for African American adults. Ethn Dis 2010 Spring; 20(2):99-105. [Cites article by Hodgson and Cohen (Prev Med, 1999), using 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) data.] Select to access the Select to access the abstract.

Botello-Harbaum M, Schroeder JR, Collins CC, et al. Nicotine replacement therapy use among adolescent smokers seeking cessation treatment. Ethn Dis 2010 Spring; 20(2):180-4. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Evaluation and the Health Professions
Feddock CA, Bailey PD, Griffith CH, et al. Is time spent with the physician associated with parent dissatisfaction due to long waiting times? Eval Health Prof 2010 Jun; 33(2):216-25. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Sisk et al. (JAMA, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Curcio D. Antibiotic stewardship: the "real world" when resources are limited. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2010 Jun; 31(6):666-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Koppel et al. (JAMA, 2005).]

JAMA
Bueno H, Ross JS, Wang Y, et al. Trends in length of stay and short-term outcomes among Medicare patients hospitalized for heart failure, 1993-2006. JAMA 2010 Jun 2; 303(21):2141-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Curtis et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2008) and Baker et al. (Heart J, 2003 and Arch Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the Select to access the abstract.

Lambert L, Brown K, Segal E, et al. Association between timeliness of reperfusion therapy and clinical outcomes in ST-elevation myocardial infarction. JAMA 2010 Jun 2; 303(21):2148-55. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Tricoci et al. (JAMA, 2009) and Westfall et al. (BMC Cardiovasc Disord, 2008).] Select to access the Select to access the abstract.

Marso SP, Amin AP, House JA, et al. Association between use of bleeding avoidance strategies and risk of periprocedural bleeding among patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. JAMA 2010 Jun 2; 303(21):2156-64. [Cites AHRQ publication, Databases and Related Tools from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Fact Sheet, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Services Research and Policy
Kemp A, Roughead E, Preen D, et al. Determinants of self-reported medicine underuse due to cost: a comparison of seven countries. J Health Serv Res Policy 2010 Apr; 15(2):106-14. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Briesacher, Gurwitz, and Soumerai (J Gen Intern Med, 2007), Wilson et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004), and Soumerai et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Gore JL, Litwin MS, Lai J, et al. Use of radical cystectomy for patients with invasive bladder cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst 2010 Jun 2; 102(11):802-11. [Cites article by Best (J Med Syst, 1999), using HCUP data; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Onega et al. (Cancer, 2008), Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002), and Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Glied S, Herzog K, Frank R. Review: the net benefits of depression management in primary care. Med Care Res Rev 2010 Jun; 67(3):251-74. [Mentions two studies (Pyne et al., J Gen Intern Med, 2003, and J Affect Disord, 2003) in the appendix "Description of Intervention Studies" that use AHRQ-sponsored guidelines on depression treatment and management as part of study interventions; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Wells et al. (Psychiatr Serv, 2007) and Schoenbaum et al. (JAMA, 2001).] Select to access the Select to access the abstract.

Hibbard JH, Greene J, Daniel D. What is quality anyway? Performance reports that clearly communicate to consumers the meaning of quality of care. Med Care Res Rev 2010 Jun; 67(3):275-93. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hibbard and Jewett (Health Aff, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Sofaer S. Commentary on "what is quality anyway?". Med Care Res Rev 2010 Jun; 67(3):297-300. [Comments on above article; cites AHRQ publications, Best Practices in Public Reporting, No. 2: Maximizing Consumer Understanding of Public Comparative Quality Reports: Effective Use of Explanatory Information, 2009, and Best Practices in Public Reporting: How to Effectively Present Health Care Performance Data to Consumers, 2008.]

Rittenhouse DR, Shortell SM, Gillies RR, et al. Improving chronic illness care: findings from a national study of care management processes in large physician practices. Med Care Res Rev 2010 Jun; 67(3):301-20. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kahn et al. (Health Serv Res, 2007), Nutting et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2007), Tsai et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2005), and Schoenbaum et al. (JAMA, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Werner RM, Tamara Konetzka R, Liang K. State adoption of nursing home pay-for-performance. Med Care Res Rev. 2010 Jun; 67(3):364-77. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Zinn, Spector (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), Hsieh et al. (Gerontologist, 2005) and Cohen and Spector (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends and Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, respectively) (J Health Econ, 1996); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rosenthal and Dudley (JAMA, 2007), Mor et al. (Milbank Q, 2004), Grabowski (J Health Econ, 2001), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Medical Journal
Annas GJ. Standard of care—in sickness and in health and in emergencies. N Engl J Med 2010 Jun 3; 362(22):2126-31. [Cites AHRQ publication, Altered Standards of Care in Mass Casualty Events: Bioterrorism and Other Public Health Emergencies, 2005.]

Nursing Research
Ngai FW, Wai-Chi Chan S, Ip WY. Predictors and correlates of maternal role competence and satisfaction. Nurs Res 2010 May-Jun; 59(3):185-93. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Sherbourne and Stewart (Soc Sci Med, 1991).] Select to access the abstract.

Hudson AL, Nyamathi A, Greengold B, et al. Health-seeking challenges among homeless youth. Nurs Res 2010 May-Jun; 59(3):212-18. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Horowitz, Robinson, and Seifer (Circulation, 2009), Kushel et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2007), Ensign (Health Serv Res, 2004, and Qual Health Res, 2004), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Social Science and Medicine
Hult C, Stattin M, Janlert U, et al. Timing of retirement and mortality—a cohort study of Swedish construction workers. Soc Sci Med 2010 May; 70(10):1480-6. [Cites articles by Hyde et al. (Ageing Soc, 2004) and Mein et al. (J Epidemiol Comm Health, 2003), using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Hult C, Stattin M, Janlert U, et al. Comparing mortality rates and recognizing health selection bias: a response to Wallman and Svärdsudd. Soc Sci Med 2010 May; 70(10):1489-91. [Cites articles by Hyde et al. (Ageing Soc, 2004) and Mein et al. (J Epidemiol Comm Health, 2003), using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.]

Lantz PM, Golberstein E, House JS, et al. Socioeconomic and behavioral risk factors for mortality in a national 19-year prospective study of U.S. Adults. Soc Sci Med 2010 May; 70(10):1558-66. [Cites article by Davey Smith et al. (J Epidemiol Comm Health, 1990), using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Tipper A. Economic models of the family and the relationship between economic status and health. Soc Sci Med 2010 May; 70(10):1567-73. [Cites article by Ferrie et al. (Soc Sci Med, 2003), using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the Select to access the abstract.

Aakvik A, Holmås TH, Kamrul Islam M. Does variation in general practitioner (GP) practice matter for the length of sick leave? A multilevel analysis based on Norwegian GP-patient data. Soc Sci Med 2010 May; 70(10):1590-8. [Cites article by Feeney et al. (Occup Environ Med, 1998), using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Ybema JF, van den Bos K. Effects of organizational justice on depressive symptoms and sickness absence: a longitudinal perspective. Soc Sci Med 2010 May; 70(10):1609-17. [Cites article by Head et al. (J Psychosom Res, 2007), using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the Select to access the abstract.

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

American Family Physician
Babalola D. Learning about prevention the hard way. Am Fam Physician 2010 Jun 1; 81(11):1320. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and USPSTF recommendations as published on AHRQ Web site; cites article by Wilkins and Reynolds (Am Fam Physician, 2008), which reviews USPSTF findings and recommendations on prostate cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002 and 2008).]

CME quiz. Am Fam Physician 2010 Jun 1; 81(11):1327-9. [Includes questions based on USPSTF recommendations on screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection summarized in article by Wilkins et al., cited below.]

Maughan KL, Lutterbie MA, Ham PS. Treatment of breast cancer. Am Fam Physician 2010 Jun 1; 81(11):1339-46. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Chemoprevention of Breast Cancer, 2002, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Wilkins T, Malcolm JK, Raina D, et al. Hepatitis C: diagnosis and treatment. Am Fam Physician 2010 Jun 1; 81(11):1351-7. [Reviews and summarizes USPSTF recommendations statement, Screening for Hepatitis C in Adults, 2004, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for hepatitis C virus infection (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Baik SY, Gonzales JJ, Bowers BJ, et al. Reinvention of depression instruments by primary care clinicians. Ann Fam Med 2010 May-Jun; 8(3):224-30. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Depression in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2002, and AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Depression in Primary Care: Detection and Diagnosis, 1993.] Select to access the abstract.

Buckley DI, Calvert JF, Lapidus JA, et al. Chronic opioid therapy and preventive services in rural primary care: an Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network study. Ann Fam Med 2010 May-Jun; 8(3):237-44. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on lipid screening in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Poses RM. Efficacy of antidepressants and USPSTF guidelines for depression screening. Ann Intern Med 2010 Jun 1; 152(11):753. [Mentions that the "efforts of the [USPSTF] to keep their evidence-based guidelines up to date are praiseworthy"; cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on screening for depression in adult patients in primary care settings (O'Connor et al., Ann Intern Med, 2009), which updates USPSTF 2002 recommendations on screening adults for depression in primary care settings.]

Whitlock EP, O'Connor EA, Gaynes BN. Efficacy of antidepressants and USPSTF guidelines for depression screening. Ann Intern Med 2010 Jun 1; 152(11):753-4. [Responds to letter by Poses cited above; cites AHRQ publication, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Procedure Manual, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Lease M, Whalen B. Assessing jaundice in infants of 35-week gestation and greater. Curr Opin Pediatr 2010 Jun; 22(3):352-65. [Uses and cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening of infants for hyperbilirubinemia to prevent chronic bilirubin encephalopathy (Pediatrics, 2009).] Select to access the Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Fiedorowicz JG, Weldon K, Bergus G. Determining suicide risk (hint: a screen is not enough). J Fam Pract 2010 May; 59(5):256-60. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening for suicide risk in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Knox MA. Optimize your use of stress tests: a Q&A guide. J Fam Pract 2010 May; 59(5):262-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for coronary heart disease (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Campos-Outcalt D. USPSTF recommendations you may have missed amid the breast cancer controversy. J Fam Pract 2010 May; 59(5):276-80. [Discusses updated USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening, 2009, and responses to them from various organizations, citing articles by Woolf (JAMA, 2010), Woloshin and Schwartz (JAMA, 2010), Murphy (JAMA, 2010), DeAngelis and Fontanarosa (JAMA, 2010), Begg (Ann Intern Med, 2010), Jorgensen and Gotzsche (Ann Intern Med, 2010), and Editors (Ann Intern Med, 2009); lists USPSTF recommendation categories from AHRQ publication, US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Ratings, as published on AHRQ Web site; reviews and lists in two tables—ranked by strength of recommendation category—USPSTF recommendations made in 2009 and early 2010.]

Medical Decision Making
Conti R, Veenstra DL, Armstrong K, et al. Personalized medicine and genomics: challenges and opportunities in assessing effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and future research priorities. Med Decis Making 2010 May-Jun; 30(3):328-40. [Presented at symposium supported by conference grant R13 HS17305; mentions the USPSTF and AHRQ-sponsored Evidence-based Practice Centers programs as "domestic examples of evidence-based review processes"; notes that the Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention (EGAPP) Working Group "includes both the current chair and former chair of the USPSTF"; cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility (Ann Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the Select to access the abstract.

Obesity
Bennett GG, Herring SJ, Puleo E, et al. Web-based weight loss in primary care: a randomized controlled trial. Obesity 2010 Feb; 18(2):308-13. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on behavioral counseling in primary care to promote a healthy diet (Am J Prev Med, 2003).]

Bartfield JK, Ojehomon N. Huskey KW, et al. Preferences and self-efficacy for diet modification among primary care patients. Obesity 2010 Feb; 18(2):430-2. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening and interventions for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Social Science and Medicine
Gardner B, Whittington C, McAteer J, et al. Using theory to synthesise evidence from behaviour change interventions: the example of audit and feedback. Soc Sci Med 2010 May; 70(10):1618-25. [Mentions that the USPSTF "operates to synthesise evidence as a basis for public health interventions and policy".] Select to access the Select to access the abstract.

Urology
Caire AA, Sun L, Robertson CN, et al. Public survey and survival data do not support recommendations to discontinue prostate-specific antigen screening in men at age 75. Urology 2010 May; 75(5):1122-30. [Reviews and evaluates USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008 and 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Ethnicity and Disease
Insaf TZ, Jurkowski JM, Alomar L. Sociocultural factors influencing delay in seeking routine health care among Latinas: a community-based participatory research study. Ethn Dis 2010 Spring; 20(2):148-54. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Community-based Participating Research: Assessing the Evidence, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Goode PS, Burgio KL, Richter HE, et al. Incontinence in older women. JAMA 2010 Jun 2; 303(21):2172-81. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Treatment of Overactive Bladder in Women, 2009 (as prepared by the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center under contract 290-2007-10065-I).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Rosen LJ, Ben Noach M. Systematic reviews on tobacco control from Cochrane and the Community Guide: different methods, similar findings. J Clin Epidemiol 2010 Jun; 63(6):596-606. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Tobacco Use: Prevention, Cessation, and Control, 2006, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Saultz A, Mathews EL, Saultz JW, et al. Clinical inquiries. Does hypercoagulopathy testing benefit patients with DVT? J Fam Pract 2010 May; 59(5):291-4. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review of the predictive value of factor V Leiden prothombin G20210A in adults with venous thromboembolism and in family members of those with a mutation by Segal et al. (JAMA, 2009), conducted by the Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center under contract HHSA 290-2007-1006-I task order 4. See also AHRQ-funded article by Neuman et al. (J Surg Oncol, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Circulation
Casas JP, Ninio E, Panayiotou A, et al. PLA2G7 genotype, lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 activity, and coronary heart disease risk in 10,494 cases and 15,624 controls of European Ancestry. Circulation 2010 Jun 1; 121(21):2284-93. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the Select to access the abstract.

Gender Medicine
Woods SE, Brown K, Engel A. The influence of gender on adults admitted for asthma. Gend Med 2010 Apr; 7(2):109-14. [Uses 2002-2005 HCUP NIS data, citing AHRQ publication, HCUP Facts and Figures, 2006, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Care Management Science
Zhang S, Ivy JS, Payton FC, et al. Modeling the impact of comorbidity on breast cancer patient outcomes. Health Care Manage Sci 2010 Jun; 13(2):137-54. [Uses 2006 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites articles by Mequid et al. (Ann Thorac Surg, 2008), Livingston and Langert (Arch Surg, 2006), and Zhao, Wong, and Arguelles (Clin Ther, 1999) as examples of the use of HCUP NIS data in prior studies.]

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Lee BY, Bailey RR, Smith KJ, et al. Universal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) surveillance for adults at hospital admission: an economic model and analysis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2010 Jun; 31(6):598-606. [Uses 2008 HCUP NIS data, citing AHRQ publication, HCUP Facts and Figures, 2007: Statistics on Hospital-Based Care in the United States, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Meddings J, Saint S, McMahon LF Jr. Hospital-acquired catheter-associated urinary tract infection: documentation and coding issues may reduce financial impact of Medicare's new payment policy. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2010 Jun; 31(6):627-33. [Uses 2007 (Michigan) and 2006 (California) HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) data and 2007 HCUP NIS data, citing HCUPnet Web site; cites AHRQ publication, The Case for the Present-on-Admission (POA) Indicator, 2006, HCUP Method Series No. 2006-01, 2006, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan, Elixhauser, Richards, Wang, Baine (first and fifth authors are researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (Med Care, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Heise B. Healthcare system use by risky alcohol drinkers: a secondary data analysis. J Am Acad Nurse Pract 2010 May 2010; 22(5):256-63. [Uses MEPS data; cites AHRQ publication, Design and Methods of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1997.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Emergency Medicine
Schoenfeld EM, McKay MP. Weekend emergency department visits in Nebraska: higher utilization, lower acuity. J Emerg Med 2010 May; 38(4):542-5. [Uses 2004 HCUP data for Nebraska.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of June 2010
Internet Citation: Identifying Child Health Priorities for Comparative Effectiveness Research from the IOM's Report: Articles of Interest: June 4, 2010. June 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/060410.html

 

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