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Association between Mortality and Persistent Use of Beta Blockers and Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Inhibitors in Patients

Articles of Interest: June 19, 2009

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 Cardiology
Allen LaPointe NM, Zhou Y, Stafford JA, et al. Association between mortality and persistent use of beta blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction and coronary artery disease. Am J Cardiol 2009 Jun 1; 103(11):1518-24. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS10548.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Gastroenterology
Strate LL, Liu YL, Aldoori WH, et al. Physical activity decreases diverticular complications. Am J Gastroenterol 2009 May; 104(5):1221-30. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS14062 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Infectious Diseases
Lillis JV, Ansdell VE, Ruben K, et al. Sequelae of World War II: an outbreak of chronic cutaneous nontuberculous mycobacterial infection among Satowanese islanders. Clin Infect Dis 2009 Jun 1; 48(11):1541-6. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS17552-01 (to last author, Winthrop KL).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Segal JB, Brotman DJ, Necochea AJ, et al. Predictive value of factor V Leiden and prothrombin G20210A in adults with venous thromboembolism and in family members of those with a mutation: a systematic review. JAMA 2009 Jun 17; 301(23):2472-85. [Supported by contract HHSSA 290-2007-10061-1, Task Order no. 4.] Select to access the abstract.

Alexander GC, Stafford RS. Does comparative effectiveness have a comparative edge? JAMA 2009 Jun 17; 301(23):2488-90. [Supported in part by Career Development Award grant K08 HS15699 (to first author).]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Chrischilles EA, VanGilder R, Wright K, et al. Inappropriate medication use as a risk factor for self-reported adverse drug effects in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Jun; 57(6):1000-6. [Supported in part by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics cooperative agreement grant 5 U18 HS16094.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Endourology
Kishore TA, Beddingfield R, Holden T, et al. Task deconstruction facilitates acquisition of transurethral resection of prostate skills on a virtual reality trainer. J Endourol 2009 Apr; 23(4):665-8. [Supported in part by grant 5 R03 HS15597-02.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Patient Safety
Skapik JL, Pronovost PJ, Miller MR, et al. Pediatric safety incidents from an intensive care reporting system. J Patient Saf 2009 Jun; 5(2):95-101. [Supported in part by grant 1 U18 11902.]

Wetterneck TB, Hundt AS, Carayon P. FMEA team performance in health care: a qualitative analysis of team member perceptions. J Patient Saf 2009 Jun; 5(2):102-8. [Supported in part by grant 1 UC1 HS14253-01.]

Nemeth C, Nunnally M, Bitan Y, et al. Between choice and chance: the role of human factors in acute care equipment decisions. J Patient Saf 2009 Jun; 5(2):114-21. [Supported by grants 1 R18 HS17793-01 and R18 HS11816 (per NIH Query, View, and Reporting (QVR) system).]

Wisconsin Medical Journal
Temte JL, Grasmick ME. Recruiting primary care clinicians for public health and bioterrorism surveillance. WMJ 2009 Apr; 108(2):104-8. [Supported in part by grant 1 R03 HS14417-011.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Clary PL, Lawson P. Pharmacologic pearls for end-of-life care. Am Fam Physician 2009 Jun 15; 79(12):1059-65. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Qaseem et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and Lorenz et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract

Last AR, Hulbert K. Chronic low back pain: evaluation and management. Am Fam Physician 2009 Jun 15; 79(12):1067-74. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo et al. (N Engl J Med, 2001).]

BMJ
Ferner RE, McDowell SE. A model for NICE in the US: will provide data on comparative efficacy and cost-effectiveness to improve health care. BMJ 2009 Jun 3; 338(b2221). [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Solomon et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2009).]

Altman DG, Vergouwe Y, Royston P, et al. Prognosis and prognostic research: validating a prognostic tool. BMJ 2009 Jun 13; 338(b605). [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Justice, Covinsky, and Berlin et al. (Ann Intern Med, 1999).]

Circulation
Landesberg G, Beattie WS, Mosseri M, et al. Perioperative myocardial infarction. Circulation 2009 Jun 9; 119(22):2936-44. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Lee et al. (Circulation, 1999).]

Harrington RA, Califf RM, Hodgson PK, et al. Careers for clinician investigators. Circulation 2009 Jun 9; 119(22):2945-50. [Mentions positions as "health policy investigators" at AHRQ as an example of careers in government service and states that federal agencies such as AHRQ and others "are all alternative and very appropriate governmental sources of funding for cardiovascular clinical investigators; cites AHRQ's Funding Opportunities on the AHRQ Web site.]

Gibbons RJ, Gardner TJ, Anderson JL, et al. The American Heart Association's principles for comparative effectiveness research: a policy statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2009 Jun 9; 119(22):2955-62. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Eisenberg and Zarin (former AHRQ director and AHRQ technology assessment director, respectively) (Int J Technol Assess Health Care, 2002).]

Lee TH, Ferris TG. Pay for performance: a work in progress. Circulation 2009 Jun 16; 119(23):2965-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Atlas et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Yu Z, Ye X, Wang J, et al. Associations of physical activity with inflammatory factors, adipocytokines, and metabolic syndrome in middle-aged and older Chinese people. Circulation 2009 Jun 16; 119(23):2969-77. [Cites article by Rennie et al. (Int J Epidemiol, 2003) which uses data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Petersen LA, Woodard LD, Henderson LM, et al. Will hypertension performance measures used for pay-for-performance programs penalize those who care for medically complex patients? Circulation 2009 Jun 16; 119(23):2978-85. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Petersen et al. (N Engl J Med, 2000) and Ma and Stafford (Hypertension, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Ho PM, Bryson CL, Rumsfeld JS. Medication adherence: its importance in cardiovascular outcomes. Circulation 2009 Jun 16; 119(23):3028-35. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Choo et al. (Med Care, 1999), Newby et al. (Circulation, 2006), and Schneeweiss et al. (Circulation, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal
Kelsall D. Must we keep depriving residents of sleep? CMAJ 2009 May 26; 180(11):1087. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Barger et al. (N Engl J Med, 2005), Ayas et al. (JAMA, 2006), and Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).]

Chage R, Levinson W, Sullivan T. Disclosing errors that affect multiple patients. CMAJ 2009 May 26; 180(11):1125-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Gallagher, Studdert, and Levinson (N Engl J Med, 2007).]

Tonelli M, Hemmelgard B, Reiman T, et al. Benefits and harms of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents for anemia related to cancer: a meta-analysis. CMAJ 2009 May 26; 180(11):E62-E71. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by DeMets and Califf (Circulation, 2002) and Laupacis et al. (Kidney Int, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Glazier RH, Klein-Geltink J, Kopp A, et al. Capitation and enhanced fee-for-service models for primary care reform: a population-based evaluation. CMAJ 2009 May 26; 180(11):E72-E81. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Landon et al. (JAMA, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Ethnicity and Disease
Shacter HE, Shea JA, Akhabue E, et al. A qualitative evaluation of racial disparities in glucose control. Ethn Dis 2009 Spring; 19(2):121-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Trivedi et al. (JAMA, 2006) and Egede et al. (Diabetes Educ, 2003).]

Dodani S, Kramer MK, Williams L, et al. Fit body and soul: a church-based behavioral lifestyle program for diabetes prevention in African Americans. Ethn Dis 2009 Spring; 19(2):135-41. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Fiscella, Franks, Gold, and Clancy (AHRQ director) (JAMA, 2000).]

McDonald MV, Pezzin LE, Peng TR, et al. Understanding the complexity of hypertensive African American home care patients: challenges to intervention. Ethn Dis 2009 Spring; 19(2):148-53. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Phillips et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2001).]

Ellis C, Zhao Y, Egede LE. Racial/ethnic differences in stroke mortality in veterans. Ethn Dis 2009 Spring; 19(2):161-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bian et al. (Neurology, 2003).]

Landrine H, Corral I. Separate and unequal: residential segregation and black health disparities. Ethn Dis 2009 Spring; 19(2):179-84. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2006; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Wong et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002), Bell et al. (Soc Sci Med, 2006), and Trivedi et al. (N Engl J Med, 2005).]

Crook ED, Bryan NB, Hanks R, et al. A review of interventions to reduce health disparities in cardiovascular disease in African Americans. Ethn Dis 2009 Spring; 19(2):204-8. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2006).]

Harawa NT, Ford CL. The foundation of modern racial categories and implications for research on black/white disparities in health. Ethn Dis 2009 Spring; 19(2):209-17. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Levine et al. (Public Health Rep, 2001), King et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004), and Schulman et al. (N Engl J Med, 1999).]

Family Medicine
Roth LM, Markova T, Monsur JC, et al. Effects of implementation of a team model on physician and staff perceptions of a clinic's organizational and learning environments. Fam Med 2009 Jun; 41(6):434-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Davenport et al. (Surgery, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Khanna N, Nesbitt L, Roghmann MC, et al. Translation of clinical research into practice: defining the clinician scientist. Fam Med 2009 Jun; 41(6):440-3. [Cites AHRQ fact sheets Support for Primary Care Practice-Based Research Networks, 2006, and Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP)-II, 2001, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Kristensen S, Mainz J, Bartels P. Selection of indicators for continuous monitoring of patient safety: recommendations of the project 'safety improvement for patients in Europe'. Int J Qual Health Care 2009 Jun; 21(3):169-75. [Cites Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Al Tehewy M, Salem B, Habil I, et al. Evaluation of accreditation program in non-governmental organizations' health units in Egypt: short-term outcomes. Int J Qual Health Care 2009 Jun; 21(3):183-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Ommen O, Wirtz M, Janssen C, et al. Psychometric evaluation of an instrument to assess patient-reported 'psychosocial care by physicians': a structural equation modeling approach. Int J Qual Health Care 2009 Jun; 21(3):190-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Stewart et al. (Health Serv Res, 2007) and Beck et al. (J Am Board Fam Pract, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Regge D, Laudi C, Galatola G, et al. Diagnostic accuracy of computed tomographic colonography for the detection of advanced neoplasia in individuals at increased risk of colorectal cancer. JAMA 2009 Jun 17; 301(23):2453-61. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Frazier et al. (JAMA, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Cheng TL, Jenkins RR. Health disparities across the lifespan: where are the children? JAMA 2009 Jun 17; 301(23):2491-2. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Shone et al. (Pediatrics, 2005).]

Hulley S, Grady D. Postmenopausal hormone treatment. JAMA 2009 Jun 17; 301(23):2493-2495. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hersh et al. (JAMA, 2004).]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Lee SJ, Sudore RL, Williams BA, et al. Functional limitations, socioeconomic status, and all-cause mortality in moderate alcohol drinkers. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Jun; 57(6):955-62. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Lee et al. (JAMA, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Sampson EL, Bulpitt CJ, Fletcher AE. Survival of community-dwelling older people: the effect of cognitive impairment and social engagement. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Jun; 57(6):985-91. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Shye et al. (Soc Sci Med, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Corsonello A, Pedone C, Lattanzio F, et al. Potentially inappropriate medications and functional decline in elderly hospitalized patients. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Jun; 57(6):1007-14. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Covinsky et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2003) and Spore et al. (Am J Public Health, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

El Solh AA, Akinnusi ME, Alfarah Z, et al. Effect of antibiotic guidelines on outcomes of hospitalized patients with nursing home-acquired pneumonia. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Jun; 57(6):1030-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Fine et al. (N Engl J Med, 1997) and Halm et al. (JAMA, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Swafford KL, Miller LL, Tsai PF, et al. Improving the process of pain care in nursing homes: a literature synthesis. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Jun; 57(6):1080-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Jones et al. (Worldviews Evid Based Nurs, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Roth MT, Weinberger M, Campbell WH. Measuring the quality of medication use in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Jun; 57(6):1096-102. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Curtis et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2004) and Spinewine et al. (Lancet, 2007); cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence), Sangl (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety), Bierman, Miller, Friedman (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), Wickizer, and Meyer (third, fourth, and sixth authors are former AHRQ researchers) (JAMA, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Delpierre C, Lauwers-Cances V, Datta GD, et al. Using self-rated health for analysing social inequalities in health: a risk for underestimating the gap between socioeconomic groups? J Epidemiol Community Health 2009 Jun; 63(6):426-32. [Cites articles by Singh-Manoux et al. (Psychosom Med, 2007 and J Epidemiol Community Health, 2006) using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Pickett KE, Wilkinson RG, Wakschlag LS. The psychosocial context of pregnancy smoking and quitting in the Millennium Cohort Study. J Epidemiol Community Health 2009 Jun; 63(6):474-80. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Carl J, Hill DA. Preconception counseling: make it part of the annual exam. J Fam Pract 2009 Jun; 58(6):307-14. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Chen EC, Danis PG, Tweed E. Clinical inquiries. Menstrual disturbances in perimenopausal women: what's best? J Fam Pract 2009 Jun; 58(6):331c-331f [given as E3 in PubMed citation. Cites AHRQ-funded article by Kuppermann et al. (JAMA, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Firestone B, Mold JW. Type 2 diabetes: which interventions best reduce absolute risks of adverse events? J Fam Pract 2009 Jun; 58(6):E1-E10. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Spann et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Reeve BB, Potosky AL, Smith AW, et al. Impact of cancer on health-related quality of life of older Americans. J Natl Cancer Inst 2009 Jun 16; 101(12):860-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Trentham-Dietz et al. (Breast Cancer Res Treat, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Gore JL, Kwan L, Lee SP, et al. Survivorship beyond convalescence: 48-month quality-of-life outcomes after treatment for localized prostate cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst 2009 Jun 16; 101(12):888-92. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Talcott et al. (J Clin Oncol, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Patient Safety
Singh R, Singh A, Fish R, et al. A patient safety objective structured clinical examination. J Patient Saf 2009 Jun; 5(2):55-60. [Cites AHRQ-funded publication, Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality, 2003.]

Fletcher PC, Berg K, Dalby DM, et al. Risk factors for falling among community-based seniors. J Patient Saf, 2009 Jun; 5(2):61-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Morris et al. (J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 1999).]

Kawano DF, Ueta J, Sankarankutty AK, et al. Midazolam-related drug interactions: detection of risk situations to the patient safety in a Brazilian teaching hospital. J Patient Saf 2009 Jun; 5(2):69-74. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Leape et al. (JAMA, 1995).]

Feleke R, Kalynych CJ, Lundblom B, et al. Color coded medication safety system reduces community pediatric emergency nursing medication errors. J Patient Saf 2009 Jun; 5(2):79-85. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Kaushal et al. (JAMA, 2001).]

Shebl NA, Franklin BD, Barber N. Is failure mode and effect analysis reliable? J Patient Saf 2009 Jun; 5(2):86-94. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Wetterneck et al. (Am J Health Syst Pharm, 2006).]

Pinakiewicz D, Smetzer J, Thompson P, et al. Fourth annual Nursing Leadership Congress: "Driving Patient Safety Through Transformation" conference proceedings. J Patient Saf 2009 Jun; 5(2):109-13. [Mentions AHRQ's involvement in a number of initiatives for effective partnership on patient safety.]

Journal of Pediatrics
Brown HJ, Miles PV. "Guidelines" for guideline implementation. J Pediatr 2009 Jun; 154(6):784-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Cloutier et al. (Pediatrics, 2006).]

Weinberger M. Seventeen years of asthma guidelines: why hasn't the outcome improved for children? J Pediatr 2009 Jun; 154(6):786-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Cloutier et al. (Pediatrics, 2006) and Jennings et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2003).]

Etoubleau C, Reveret M, Brouet D, et al. Moving from bag to catheter for urine collection in non-toilet-trained children suspected of having urinary tract infection: a paired comparison of urine cultures. J Pediatr 2009 Jun; 154(6):803-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schroeder et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Arn P, Wraith JE, Underhill L. Characterization of surgical procedures in patients with mucopolysaccharidosis type I: findings from the MPS I Registry. J Pediatr 2009 Jun; 154(6):859-64.e3. [Cites AHRQ publication, Ambulatory Surgery in US Hospitals, 2003, HCUP Fact Book No. 9, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Broussard M, Bass PF 3rd, Arnold CL, et al. Preprinted order sets as a safety intervention in pediatric sedation. J Pediatr 2009 Jun; 154(6):865-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Kaushal et al. (JAMA, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Jefferson T. Pneumococcal vaccines: confronting the confounders. Lancet 2009 Jun 13; 373(9680):2008-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Fine et al. (Arch Intern Med, 1994) and Huss et al. (CMAJ, 2009).]

New England Journal of Medicine
Spivey M, Kellermann AL. Rescuing the safety net. N Engl J Med 2009 Jun 18; 360(25):2598-601. [Cites 2003 HCUP data.]

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

American Family Physician
CME quiz. Am Fam Physician 2009 Jun 15; 79(12):1045-7. [Uses USPSTF reaffirmation recommendation statement on screening for high blood pressure cited below as the basis for two study questions.]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for high blood pressure: reaffirmation recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician 2009 Jun 15; 79(12):1087-8. [Presents the USPSTF reaffirmation recommendation statement on screening for high blood pressure.]

Lin KW, Moutsiakis D. Screening for high blood pressure. Am Fam Physician 2009 Jun 15; 79(12):1093-4. [Presents case study questions and answers based on USPSTF reaffirmation recommendation statement on screening for high blood pressure cited above; first author is a medical officer for the USPSTF in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Warren JL, Klabunde CN, Mariotto AB, et al. Adverse events after outpatient colonoscopy in the Medicare population. Ann Intern Med 2009 Jun 16; 150(12):849-57, W152. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008); cites USPSTF-sponsored summary of the evidence on screening for colorectal cancer in adults at average risk (Ann Intern Med, 2002) and targeted, updated systematic review on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for hepatitis B virus infection in pregnancy: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reaffirmation recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2009 Jun 16; 150(12):869-73, W154. [Presents USPSTF reaffirmation recommendation statement on screening for Hepatitis B virus infection in pregnancy, based on USPSTF-sponsored evidence review by Lin et al. cited below.] Select to access the abstract.

Lin K, Vickery J. Screening for hepatitis B virus infection in pregnant women: evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reaffirmation recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2009 Jun 16; 150(12):874-6. [First author is a medical officer for the USPSTF in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; reviews the evidence for the USPSTF reaffirmation recommendation statement for screening for hepatitis B virus infection in pregnancy cited above.] Select to access the abstract.

Saint S, Meddings JA, Calfee D, et al. Catheter-associated urinary tract infection and the Medicare rule changes. Ann Intern Med 2009 Jun 16; 150(12):877-84. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review for the reaffirmation recommendation statement on screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2008); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006) and Saint et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2000); cites AHRQ-authored articles by Zhan, Elixhauser, Friedman, Houchens, and Chiang (first and last authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and second and third authors are (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Med Care, 2007) and Zhan, Elixhauser, Richards, Wang, Baine (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) et al. (Med Care, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

No author. Summaries for patients. Screening pregnant women for hepatitis B virus infection: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation. Ann Intern Med 2009 Jun 16; 150(12):1-36. [Summarizes recommendations in USPSTF reaffirmation recommendation statement on screening for Hepatitis B virus infection in pregnancy cited above.]

Family Medicine
Shokar NK, Nguyen-Oghalai T, Wu H. Factors associated with a physician's recommendation for colorectal cancer screening in a diverse population. Fam Med 2009 Jun; 41(6):427-33. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored summary of the evidence on screening for colorectal cancer in adults at average risk (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Olusanya BO, Ebuehi OM, Somefun AO. Universal infant hearing screening programme in a community with predominant non-hospital births: a three-year experience. J Epidemiol Community Health 2009 Jun; 63(6):481-7. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review to update the 2001 recommendation statement on universal newborn hearing screening (Pediatrics, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Holt J, Stiltner L, Wallace R, et al. Clinical inquiries. Do patients at high risk of Alzheimer's disease benefit from early treatment? J Fam Pract 2009 Jun; 58(6):320-2. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored summary of the evidence on screening for dementia in primary care; cites Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Pharmacological Treatment of Dementia, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Cooperberg MR, Broering JM, Carroll PR. Risk assessment for prostate cancer metastasis and mortality at the time of diagnosis. J Natl Cancer Inst 2009 Jun 16; 101(12):878-87. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Minerva Medica
Asghar-Ali AA, Braun UK. Depression in geriatric patients. Minerva Med 2009; 100(1):105-13. [Cites USPSTF recommendation and rationale on screening for depression (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Journal of Patient Safety
Shulkin DJ. Assessing hospital safety on nights and weekends: the SWAN tool. J Patient Saf 2009 Jun; 5(2): 75-8. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, The Effect of Health Care Working Conditions on Patient Safety, 2003.]

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

Ethnicity and Disease
Levine DA, Allison JJ, Cherrington A, et al. Disparities in self-monitoring of blood glucose among low-income ethnic minority populations with diabetes, United States. Ethn Dis 2009 Spr; 19(2):97-103. [Cites findings from AHRQ's NHDR, 2006.]

Family Medicine
Morrow C, Ventres W. Book and media reviews. Fam Med 2009 Jun; 41(6):444-5. [Reviews book (Barr DA, Health Disparities in the United States: Social Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Health) in which the author bases a proposal to monitor patterns of care on AHRQ's NHDR, 2005.]

Journal of Pediatrics
Conway PH, Keren R. Factors associated with variability in outcomes for children hospitalized with urinary tract infection. J Pediatr 2009 Jun; 154(6):789-96. [Cites AHRQ publication, Care of Children and Adolescents in US Hospitals, HCUP Fact Book No. 4, 2003, and notes that "national data has demonstrated disparities in outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities across many diseases", citing AHRQ's NHDR, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Drug Safety
Vaithianathan R, Hockey PM, Moore TJ, et al. Iatrogenic effects of COX-2 inhibitors in the US population: findings from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Drug Saf 2009; 32(4):335-43. [Uses and cites 1999-2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Ethnicity and Disease
Onukwugha EC, Shaya FT, Saunders E, et al. Ethnic disparities, hospital quality, and discharges against medical advice among patients with cardiovascular disease. Ethn Dis 2009 Spring; 19(2):172-8. [Uses 2006-2007 CAHPS® data.]

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Laaksonen E, Martikainen P, Lallukka T, et al. Economic difficulties and common mental disorders among Finnish and British white-collar employees: the contribution of social and behavioural factors. J Epidemiol Community Health 2009 Jun; 63(6):439-46. [Uses and cites articles using study cohort data from the Whitehall Study II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Elovainio M, Kivimäki M, Ferrie JE, et al. Physical and cognitive function in midlife: reciprocal effects? A 5-year follow-up of the Whitehall II study. J Epidemiol Community Health 2009 Jun; 63(6):468-73. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall Study II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Lillemoe KD, et al. Assessment of pancreatic cancer care in the United States based on formally developed quality indicators. J Natl Cancer Inst 2009 Jun 16; 101(12):848-59. [Uses and cites AHRQ's Quality Indicators, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites several AHRQ-funded articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of June 2009
Internet Citation: Association between Mortality and Persistent Use of Beta Blockers and Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Inhibitors in Patients: Articles of Interest: June 19, 2009. June 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/061909.html

 

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