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Sexually Transmitted Diseases among Users of Erectile Dysfunction Drugs: Analysis of Claims Data

Articles of Interest: July 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:

  • 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

Annals of Internal Medicine
Jena AB, Goldman DP, Kamdar A, et al. Sexually transmitted diseases among users of erectile dysfunction drugs: analysis of claims data. Ann Intern Med 2010 Jul 6; 153(1):1-7. [Supported in part by University of California, Los Angeles/RAND training grant T32 HS00046 (to first author).]

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Morgan DJ, Liang SY, Smith CL, et al. Frequent multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii contamination of gloves, gowns, and hands of healthcare workers. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2010 Jul; 31(7):716-21. [Supported in part by grant 1 K08 HS18111-01.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Thabut G, Christie JD, Kremers WK, et al. Survival differences following lung transplantation among US transplant centers. JAMA 2010 Jul 7; 304(1):53-60. [Supported in part by grant 1 K08 HS18406-01 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Unertl KM, Novak LL, Johnson KB, et al. Traversing the many paths of workflow research: developing a conceptual framework of workflow terminology through a systematic literature review. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2010 May 1; 17(3):265-73. [Supported in part by contract 290-05-0006.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Oncology
Weiss JM, Attia S, Bailey HH, et al. Metastatic soft tissue sarcoma diagnosed by small bowel video capsule endoscopy. J Clin Oncol 2010 May 20; 28(15):e233-e5. [Supported in part by T-32 Institutional Training Program/National Research Award grant T32 HS00083 (to first author).]

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Clancy CM. Getting to zero: our effort to eliminate infections nationwide. J Nurs Care Qual 2010 Jul-Sep; 25(3):189-92. [Author is AHRQ director; cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (AHRQ director) (J Nurs Care Qual, 2009); cites AHRQ publications, Fact Sheet: AHRQ's Efforts to Prevent and Reduce Health Care-Associated Infections, 2009, and Ending Health Care-Associated Infections, 2009, both published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-issued special emphasis note (SEN) "AHRQ Announces Interest in Research on Health Care Associated Infections," 2009, as published on the Funding Opportunities and Notices page of the AHRQ Web site.]

Journal of Women's Health
Akers AY, Gold MA, Borrero S, et al. Providers' perspectives on challenges to contraceptive counseling in primary care settings. J Womens Health 2010 Jun; 19(6):1163-70. [Supported in part by grant 1 R18 HS17093-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Berdahl TA, Zodet M. Medical care utilization for work-related injuries in the United States 2002-2006. Med Care 2010 Jul; 48(7):645-51. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financial, Access, and Cost Trends; cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2008; uses 2002-2006 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey – Household Component (MEPS-HC) data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, Monheit, Beauregard, Cohen, Lefkowitz, Potter, Sommers, Taylor, et al. (staff members in AHRQ’s Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Inquiry, 1996-1997), which uses MEPS data, and AHRQ publication, Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, 2008, as cited on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Kirby, Taliaferro, Zuvekas, and Berdahl (Am J Public Health, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Harless DW, Mark BA. Nurse staffing and quality of care with direct measurement of inpatient staffing. Med Care 2010 Jul; 48(7):659-63. [Supported by grant R01 HS10153.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Kilbourne AM, Fullerton C, Dausey D, et al. A framework for measuring quality and promoting accountability across silos: the case of mental disorders and co-occurring conditions. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Apr; 19(2):113-16. [Supported in part by grant 5 U18 HS16097 to the Mental Health Therapeutics Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.] Select to access the abstract.

Sarkar U, Handley MA, Gupta R, Tang A, Murphy E, Seligman HK, Shojania KG, Schillinger D. What happens between visits? Adverse and potential adverse events among a low-income, urban, ambulatory population with diabetes. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Jun; 19(3):223-8. [Supported in part by K08 HS17594 (to first author), and R21 HS14864 and R18 HS17261-01 (to second and eighth authors).] Select to access the abstract.

Sleep Medicine
Roy AN, Smith M. Prevalence and cost of insomnia in a state Medicaid fee-for-service population based on diagnostic codes and prescription utilization. Sleep Med 2010 May; 11(5):462-9. [Supported in part by grant 1 P20 HS15390.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

AcademyHealth Reports
Coalition Corner. Advocating for health services research and data. AcademyHealth Reports 2010 Jun; (38):6. [Mentions that the Coalition for Health Services Research has "secured approximately 10 percent funding increases for [AHRQ] and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in FY 2010, allowing both AHRQ and NCHS to preserve and restore core activities" and "provided language that was incorporated into House and Senate appropriations bills that targeted funding for investigator-initiated research at AHRQ" and "requested AHRQ to support a more balanced research portfolio, supporting all aspects of health care research outlined in its mission".]

American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
Piontek F, Kohli R, Conlon P, et al. Effects of an adverse-drug-event alert system on cost and quality outcomes in community hospitals. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2010 Apr 15; 67(8):613-20. [Cites AHRQ publications, Health Care Utilization Project Facts and Figures: Statistics on Hospital-Based Care in the United States in 2005, 2007, as published on AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Web site, and Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Vol. 1: Research Findings, 2005; cites AHRQ-authored article by Norris and Atkins (former AHRQ researchers) (Ann Intern Med, 2005); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Cullen et al. (Crit Care Med, 1997), Bates et al. (JAMA, 1995 and 1997, J Am Med inform Assoc, 2003), Classen et al. (JAMA, 1991), and Wolfstadt et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Fekete T. Life begins at forty. Ann Intern Med 2010 Jul 6; 153(1):49-50. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Jena et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

No author(s). Summaries for patients. Sexually transmitted diseases among men who use erectile dysfunction drugs. Ann Intern Med 2010 July 6; 153(1):1-44. [Summarizes findings from AHRQ-funded article by Jena et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Garcia-Williams AG, Miller LJ, Burkitt KH, et al. Beyond beta: lessons learned from implementation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Prevention Initiative. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2010 Jul; 31(7):763-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006) and Goeschel et al. (Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Research Committee of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Sinaii N. Charting the course for the future of science in healthcare epidemiology: results of a survey of the membership of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2010 Jul; 31(7):669-75. [Includes AHRQ as a source of grant or contract funding in a table of demographic data on survey respondents, giving data of "71/542 (13.1%)"; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006) and Berenholtz et al. (Crit Care Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Wilkens P, Scheel IB, Grundnes O, et al. Effect of glucosamine on pain-related disability in patients with chronic low back pain and degenerative lumbar osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2010 Jul 7; 304(1):45-52. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo and Weinstein (N Engl J Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Avins AL. Glucosamine and the ongoing enigma of chronic low back pain. JAMA 2010 Jul 7; 304(1):93-4. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Cherkin et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2003).]

Livingston EH, Cao J. Procedure volume as a predictor of surgical outcomes. JAMA 2010 Jul 7; 304(1):95-7. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Thabut et al. (JAMA, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002 and 2003).]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Kahn MG, Ranade D. The impact of electronic medical records data sources on an adverse drug event quality measure. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2010 Mar-Apr; 17(2):185-91. [Notes in lead sentence the rapid expansion of "national reporting of quality and patient safety measures," citing AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site and AHRQ's Health Care Report Card Compendium, 2009, as published on AHRQ's Talking Quality Web site; notes that AHRQ's "hospital quality indicators are widely used measures of potential quality issues specifically designed to use data found in standard discharge administrative records," citing AHRQ-authored articles by Miller, Elixhauser, Zhan, and Meyer (former researcher, researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence, and former researcher, respectively) (Health Serv Res, 2001) and Romano, Geppert, Davies, Miller, Elixhauser (AHRQ researcher) et al. (Health Aff, 2003); cites AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™ Web site and article by Bahl et al. (Med Care, 2008), which uses AHRQ's patient safety indicators.] Select to access the abstract.

Dixon BE, Zafar A, Overhage JM. A Framework for evaluating the costs, effort, and value of nationwide health information exchange. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2010 May 1; 17(3):295-301. [Gives in opening sentence the definition of health information exchange from AHRQ publication, Health Information Exchange, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Healthcare Management
Carlson G, Greeley H. Is the relationship between your hospital and your medical staff sustainable? J Healthc Manag 2010 May-Jun; 55(3):158-73; discussion 173-4. [Mentions that "physicians who are dissatisfied with their profession are two to three times likely to leave medicine than satisfied doctors," citing AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Medical Association
Williams KP, Mabiso A, Lo YJ, et al. Mammography screening trends: the perspective of African American women born pre/post World War II. J Natl Med Assoc 2010 Jun; 102(6):452-60. [Cites AHRQ publication, Access to Health Care – Sources and Barriers, 1996, MEPS Research Findings No. 3, 1997, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; Cites AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt and Yabroff (J Am Med Womens Assoc, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Capone LJ, Albert NM, Bena JF, et al. Characteristics of hospitalized cancer patients who fall. J Nurs Care Qual 2010 Jul-Sep; 25(3):216-23. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Krauss et al. (Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2007) and Bates et al. (Am J Med, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Nguyen EE, Connolly PM, Wong V. Medication safety initiative in reducing medication errors. J Nurs Care Qual 2010 Jul-Sep; 25(3):224-30. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) et al. (J Health Syst Pharm, 2006) and AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (JAMA, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Stamp KD, Willis DG. Nurse interruptions pre- and postimplementation of a point-of-care medication administration system. J Nurs Care Qual 2010 Jul-Sep; 25(3):231-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Koppel et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2008), Hurley et al. (J Nurs Adm, 2007), and Poon et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Jones JH, Treiber L. When the 5 rights go wrong: medication errors from the nursing perspective. J Nurs Care Qual 2010 Jul-Sep; 25(3):240-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Cook et al. (Am J Nurs, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Lim JW. Linguistic and ethnic disparities in breast and cervical cancer screening and health risk behaviors among Latina and Asian American women. J Womens Health 2010 Jun; 19(6):1097-107. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Wee, Phillips, and McCarthy (Obes Res, 2005), Weech-Maldonado et al. (Health Serv Res, 2003), Ngo-Metzger, Massagli, and Clarridge (J Gen Intern Med, 2003), and Wee et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Sanne I, Orrell C, Fox MP, et al. Nurse versus doctor management of HIV-infected patients receiving antiretroviral therapy (CIPRA-SA): a randomised non-inferiority trial. Lancet 2010 Jul 3-9; 376(9734):33-40. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Landon et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Barton B, Ash A. Research that matters. Med Care 2010 Jul; 48(7):574-575. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Glasgow et al. (Med Care, 2005).]

Solberg LI, Glasgow RE, Unützer J, et al. Partnership research: a practical trial design for evaluation of a natural experiment to improve depression care. Med Care 2010 Jul; 48(7):576-82. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (second and third authors are former center director and AHRQ director, respectively) (JAMA, 2003); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Horowitz, Robinson, and Seifer (Circulation, 2009), Kottke et al. (Am Fam Med, 2008), Glasgow et al. (Med Care, 2005), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Lowe RA, Fu R, Gallia CA. Impact of policy changes on emergency department use by Medicaid enrollees in Oregon. Med Care 2010 Jul; 48(7):619-27. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hsu et al. (Health Serv Res, 2006), Lowe et al. (Med Care, 2005), Jollis et al. (Ann Intern Med, 1993), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Tsai J, Shi L, Yu WL, et al. Usual source of care and the quality of medical care experiences: a cross-sectional survey of patients from a Taiwanese community. Med Care 2010 Jul; 48(7):628-34. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Sarver, Cydulka, and Baker (Acad Emerg Med, 2002), Lambrew et al. (Med Care, 1996), Weinick and Drilea (Stat Bull Metrop Life Insur Co, 1998), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Chung JH, Phibbs CS, Boscardin WJ, et al. The effect of neonatal intensive care level and hospital volume on mortality of very low birth weight infants. Med Care 2010 Jul; 48(7):635-44. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Phibbs et al. (N Engl J Med, 2007 and JAMA, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Ross JS, Maynard C, Krumholz HM, et al. Use of administrative claims models to assess 30-day mortality among Veterans Health Administration hospitals. Med Care 2010 Jul; 48(7):652-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Normand and Zou (Stat Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Nephrology Nursing Journal
Ulrich B. Patient safety is job one. Nephrol Nurs J 2010 Mar-Apr; 37(2):111, 187. [Cites AHRQ publications, Surveys on Patient Safety Culture, 2010, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture 2009 Comparative Database Report, 2009, and Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses, 2008, all published on AHRQ Web site.]

Nursing Economic$
Hogan PF, Furst Seifert R, Moore CS, et al. Cost effectiveness analysis of anesthesia providers. Nurs Econ 2010 May-Jun; 28(3):159-69. [Cites 2007 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites articles by Li et al. (Anesthesiology, 2009) and Needleman and Minnick (Health Serv Res, 2009), which use AHRQ's patient safety indicators.]

Quality and Safety in Health Care
O'Leary KJ, Ritter CD, Wheeler H, et al. Teamwork on inpatient medical units: assessing attitudes and barriers. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Apr; 19(2):117-21. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Keohane et al. (J Nurs Adm, 2008), Makary et al. (J Am Coll Surg, 2006), and Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Fukuda H, Imanaka Y, Hirose M, et al. Impact of system-level activities and reporting design on the number of incident reports for patient safety. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Apr; 19(2):122-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost, Miller, and Wachter (JAMA, 2006), Jha et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 1998), Classen et al. (JAMA, 1991), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Carney BT, Mills PD, Bagian JP, et al. Sex differences in operating room care giver perceptions of patient safety: a pilot study from the Veterans Health Administration Medical Team Training Program. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Apr; 19(2):128-31. [Cites AHRQ-funded technical report, Frontline Assessments of Healthcare Culture: Safety Attitudes Questionnaire Norms and Psychometric Properties, prepared by the University of Texas Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice under grant 1 P01 HS11544-01; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Modak et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2007), Sexton et al. (Anesthesiology, 2006), Makary et al. (Ann Surg, 2006), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Massó Guijarro P, Aranaz Andrés JM, Mira JJ, et al. Adverse events in hospitals: the patient's point of view. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Apr; 19(2):144-7. [Mentions AHRQ's "Questions are the Answer" campaign; cites AHRQ/Kaiser Family Foundation report National Survey on Americans as Health Care Consumers: An Update on the Role of Quality Information, 2000; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Duclos et al. (Int J Qual Health Care, 2005), Burroughs et al. (Acad Emerg Med, 2005), Kuzel et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2004), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

King A, Daniels J, Lim J, et al. Time to listen: a review of methods to solicit patient reports of adverse events. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Apr; 19(2):148-57. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2008), Van Vorst et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2007), Phillips et al. (J Patient Saf, 2006), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Holden LM, Watts DD, Walker PH. Communication and collaboration: it's about the pharmacists, as well as the physicians and nurses. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Jun; 19(3):169-72. [Cites AHRQ-funded technical report, Frontline Assessments of Healthcare Culture: Safety Attitudes Questionnaire Norms and Psychometric Properties, prepared by the University of Texas Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice under grant 1 P01 HS11544-01; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Modak et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2007), Makary et al. (J Am Coll Surg, 2006), Green et al. (N Engl J Med, 2001), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

O'Leary KJ, Thompson JA, Landler MP, et al. Patterns of nurse-physician communication and agreement on the plan of care. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Jun; 19(3):195-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2008) and Makary et al. (J Am Coll Surg, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Greene SB, Williams CE, Pierson S, et al. Medication error reporting in nursing homes: identifying targets for patient safety improvement. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Jun; 19(3):218-22. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan, Smith, Keyes, Hicks, Cousins, and Clancy (first author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and last author is AHRQ director) (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

O'Beirne M, Sterling P, Reid R, et al. Safety learning system development—incident reporting component for family practice. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Jun; 19(3):252-7. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, 2005, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Phillips et al. (J Patient Saf, 2006), Fernald et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2004), Pace et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2003), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

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

AcademyHealth Reports
Gusmano MK, Gray BH. Evidence and fear: navigating the politics of evidence-based medicine. AcademyHealth Reports 2010 Jun; (38):1, 4-5. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and various news and editorial articles commenting on these recommendations.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Saitz R. Candidate performance measures for screening for, assessing, and treating unhealthy substance use in hospitals: advocacy or evidence-based practice? Ann Intern Med 2010 Jul 6; 153(1):40-3. [Cites USPSTF recommendations as published on AHRQ Web site; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce risky/harmful alcohol use by adults (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Advisor
Stern L. Navigating the evidence about cancer screening: patients will be relying on you to clear up the confusion stemming from the most recent recommendations for mammography and Pap testing. Clinical Advisor 2010 May; Online:20-34. [Discusses USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and related update by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Evidence-Based Nursing
Wood S. Depression screening and management programmes with staff assistance in primary care increase response and remission rates, but programmes without staff assistance do not show benefits. Evid Based Nurs 2010 Apr; 13(2):49-50. [Comments on USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review by O'Connor et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) on screening for depression in adult patients in primary care settings.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Kesman RL, Rahman AS, Lin EY, et al. Population informatics-based system to improve osteoporosis screening in women in a primary care practice. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2010 Mar-Apr; 17(2):212-16. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for osteoporosis posted on Screening for Osteoporosis: Topic Page on AHRQ Web site; cites article by Chaudhry et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2007), which uses USPSTF recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Hogben M, Habel MA. Moving toward Chlamydia control in the United States. J Womens Health 2010 Jun; 19(6):1055-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for chlamydia infection (Ann Intern Med, 2007); cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Maciosek et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2006) on the cost-effectiveness of preventive services considered effective by the USPSTF.]

Choi KS, Lee S, Park EC, et al. Comparison of breast cancer screening rates between Korean women in America versus Korea. J Womens Health 2010 Jun; 19(6):1089-96. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening posted on Screening for Breast Cancer: Topic Page on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Mosen DM, Feldstein AC, Perrin N, et al. Automated telephone calls improved completion of fecal occult blood testing. Med Care 2010 Jul; 48(7):604-10. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored updated systematic review on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Congenital syphilis--United States, 2003-2008. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2010 Apr 16; 59(44):413-66. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statements, Screening for Chlamydial Infection, 2007, and Counseling to Prevent Tobacco Use and Tobacco-caused Disease, 2003, both published on AHRQ Web site; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on prenatal screening for HIV (Ann Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

CDC. Vital signs: colorectal cancer screening among adults aged 50-75 years—United States, 2008. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2010 Jul 9; 59(26):808-12. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Colorectal Cancer, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

CDC. Vital signs: breast cancer screening among women aged 50-74 years—United States, 2008. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2010 Jul 9; 59(26):813-816. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Breast Cancer, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

National Civic Review
Henderson BR, Armah N. Making the case for community-based wellness programs. Natl Civic Rev 2010 Mar 22; 99(1):27-34. [Summarizes USPSTF findings and recommendations on "intensive behavioral dietary counseling for adult patients with known risk factors for cardiovascular and diet-related chronic diseases," citing USPSTF Introduction page, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

OBG Management
Barbieri RL, Yates J. State of the specialty: 12 ObGyns describe critical challenges to their work. OBG Management 2010 May; 22(5):52-63. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Physical Therapy
Chevan J, Haskvitz EM. Do as I do: exercise habits of physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and student physical therapists. Physical Ther 2010 May; 90(5):726-34. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on counseling by physicians to improve physical activity (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Primary Care Reports
Lifestyle medicine: an overview. Prim Care Rep 2010 May; 16(5):45-55. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for various health issues in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2009; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on evaluating primary care behavioral counseling interventions by Whitlock et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2002).]

South African Medical Journal
Leon N, Colvin CJ, Lewin S, et al. Provider-initiated testing and counseling for HIV—from debate to implementation. S Afr Med J 2010 Apr; 100(4):220-1. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for HIV (Ann Intern Med, 2005).]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Health Affairs Blog
Singer Cohen R, Luce B. Is the impact of comparative effectiveness reports being evaluated? Health Aff Blog 2010 Jun 30; Online. [Mentions the previous production of evidence reports by the AHRQ-sponsored Patient Outcomes Research Teams (PORT) program and notes that "AHRQ currently funds 41 evidence generation-, synthesis-, or dissemination-related research centers throughout North America;" discusses the mission of the John M. Eisenberg Clinical Decisions and Communications Science Center in regard to evaluating agency evidence reports stemming from the Effective Health Care (EHC) program and their subsequent impact, and cites an AHRQ announcement of a proposed EHR evaluation; notes that USPSTF reviews "often go straight to guidelines" and that "AHRQ's technology assessment reports...undoubtedly influence Medicare coverage decisions;" notes in the appendix the review/citation of Web site pages related to AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Centers, PORT program, EHC program, John Eisenberg Center, Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) program, and Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) program.]

JAMA
Powers BJ, Trinh JV, Bosworth HB. Can this patient read and understand written health information? JAMA 2010 Jul 7; 304(1):76-84. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Dewalt et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004) on literacy and health outcomes.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Bloomrosen M, Detmer DE. Informatics, evidence-based care, and research; implications for national policy: a report of an American Medical Informatics Association health policy conference. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2010 Mar-Apr; 17(2):115-23. [Cites Congressional testimony by AHRQ director Carolyn Clancy, AHRQ's Research Efforts in Comparative Effectiveness, 2007; describes AHRQ's Effective Health Care program, citing AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Centers Web site; cites AHRQ publications, What is Comparative Effectiveness Research?, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site, and Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP)-II: Fact Sheet, 2001, as published on AHRQ Web site; notes that "research into the comparative effectiveness of different healthcare interventions has been authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, with the creation of a Federal Coordinating Council charged with coordinating research and guiding investments in this research," citing as an example of recent efforts the AHRQ-funded project "Structuring clinical recommendations for use in clinical decision support applications."] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
Abraham AJ, Roman PM. Early adoption of injectable naltrexone for alcohol-use disorders: findings in the private-treatment sector. J Stud Alcohol Drugs 2010 May; 71(3):460-6. [Mentions AHRQ as one of several federal agencies that "have heavily promoted medication-assisted therapies for the treatment of AUDs [alcohol-use disorders]," citing AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Pharmacotherapy for Alcohol Dependence, 1999.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Women's Health
Logsdon MC, Myers JA. Comparative performance of two depression screening instruments in adolescent mothers. J Womens Health 2010 Jun; 19(6):1123-8. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Screening Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes, 2005 (prepared by RTI-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Goderis G, Borgermans L, Heyrman J, et al. Monitoring modifiable cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetes care in general practice: the use of an aggregated z-score. Med Care 2010 Jul; 48(7):589-95. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Vol. 2, 2004 (prepared by Stanford University-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center under contract 290-02-0017); cites AHRQ-funded article by Shojania et al. (JAMA, 2006), based in part on same AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment.] Select to access the abstract.

Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Trussell J, Schwarz EB, Guthrie K. Research priorities for preventing unintended pregnancy: moving beyond emergency contraceptive pills. Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2010 Mar; 42(1):8-9. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007.]

William and Mary Law Review
McCarthy CP. Paging Dr. Google: personal health records and patient privacy. William and Mary Law Review 2010 May; 51(6):2243-68. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.]

Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing
Dufault M, Duquette CE, Ehmann J, et al. Translating an evidence-based protocol for nurse-to-nurse shift handoffs. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 2010 Jun 1; 7(2):59-75. [Notes that the high-priority safety practices recommended by the National Quality Forum were developed from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Physical Therapy
McCallum CA. Access to physical therapy services among medically underserved adults: a mixed-method study. Physical Ther 2010 May; 90(5):735-47. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2008; cites AHRQ publication, Chronic Disease in Adults, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research
Chen J, Rizzo JA. Drug prices, out-of-pocket payments, and insurer costs: how do payers vary? Adv Health Econ Health Serv Res 2010; 22:221-31. [Uses 1996-2006 MEPS data, citing MEPS-Household Component (HC)-105 2006 full year consolidated data file, 2008, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites article by Lichtenberg (Health Aff, 2001), which uses 1996 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
Murphy S, Friesner D, Rosenman R. Determining factors in the treatment choice of patients with hypertension with complications and secondary hypertension. Int J Health Care Qual Assur 2009; 22(4):322-39. [Uses 2003 HCUP data and AHRQ's Clinical Classifications Software, citing AHRQ publications, Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM and Design of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2003, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
James MT, Wald R, Bell CM, et al. Weekend hospital admission, acute kidney injury, and mortality. J Am Soc Nephrol 2010 May; 21(5):845-51. [Uses 2003-2006 HCUP NIS data, citing AHRQ publication, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project: Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2006, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques
Poteet SJ, Holzman MD, Melvin WV, et al. Inpatient mortality and length of stay comparison of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and percutaneous endoscopic gastrojejunostomy. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2010 Jun 26. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2006 HCUP NIS data on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; uses and cites Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Basu A. Forecasting distribution of body mass index in the United States: is there more room for growth? Med Decis Making 2010 May-Jun; 30(3):E1-E11. [Uses 2000-2002 and 2004-2005 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Aylin P, Yunus A, Bottle A, et al. Weekend mortality for emergency admissions. A large, multicentre study. Qual Saf Health Care 2010 Jun; 19(3):213-17. [Uses AHRQ's Clinical Classification System diagnostic group to code admissions, citing AHRQ publication, Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, 2006, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of July 2010
Internet Citation: Sexually Transmitted Diseases among Users of Erectile Dysfunction Drugs: Analysis of Claims Data: Articles of Interest: July 9, 2010. July 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/070910.html

 

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