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Racial Differences in PSA Screening Interval and Stage at Diagnosis

Articles of Interest: July 16, 2010

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AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

Cancer Causes and Control
Carpenter WR, Howard DL, Taylor YJ, et al. Racial differences in PSA screening interval and stage at diagnosis. Cancer Causes Control 2010 Jul; 21(7):1071-80. [Supported in part by grant R24 HS13353 (to Shaw investigators).] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention
Gierisch JM, Earp JA, Brewer NT, et al. Longitudinal predictors of nonadherence to maintenance of mammography. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2010 Apr; 19(4):1103-11. [Supported in part by National Research Service Award (NRSA) predoctoral traineeship grant T32 HS00032 (at UNC-CH Sheps Center for Health Services Research) and NRSA postdoctoral traineeship grant TQ7 32 HS00079 (at Duke University Medical Center); cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Hypertension
Turchin A, Goldberg SI, Shubina M, et al. Encounter frequency and blood pressure in hypertensive patients with diabetes mellitus. Hypertension 2010 Jul; 56(1):68-74. [Supported in part by grant 5 R18 HS17030.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Beach MC, Saha S, Korthuis PT, et al. Differences in patient-provider communication for Hispanic compared to non-Hispanic white patients in HIV care. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jul; 25(7):682-7. [Supported in part by contract 290-01-0012 and grant K08 HS13903-05 (to first author); acknowledges "the helpful comments and review of John Fleishman" (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing Access and Cost Trends).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Kimmel AD, Weinstein MC, Anglaret X, et al. Laboratory monitoring to guide switching antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings: clinical benefits and cost-effectiveness. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2010 Jul 1; 54(3):258-68. [Supported in part by grant T32 HS00055.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatrics
Moon RY, Oden RP, Joyner BL, et al. Qualitative analysis of beliefs and perceptions about sudden infant death syndrome in African-American mothers: implications for safe sleep recommendations. J Pediatr 2010 Jul; 157(1):92-7.e2. [Supported in part by 1 R03 HS16892-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Patient Education and Counseling
Han HR, Kim J, Kim KB, et al. Implementation and success of nurse telephone counseling in linguistically isolated Korean American patients with high blood pressure. Patient Educ Couns 2010 Jul; 80(1):130-4. [Supported by grant R01 HS13160 (Clinical Trials Registry NCT00473681).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Surgery International
Zaydfudim V, Rosen MJ, Gillis LA, et al. Ciliated hepatic foregut cysts in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2010 Jul; 26(7):753-7. [Supported in part by National Research Service Award grant T32 HS13833 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Urology
Routh JC, Huang L, Retik AB, et al. Contemporary epidemiology and characterization of newborn males with prune belly syndrome. Urology 2010 Jul; 76(1):44-8. [Supported by grant T32 HS00063 (to first author); uses 2000, 2003, and 2006 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Kid's Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing AHRQ publication, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project: Calculating Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) Variances, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Dietz PM, England LJ, Shapiro-Mendoza CK, et al. Infant morbidity and mortality attributable to prenatal smoking in the U.S. Am J Prev Med 2010 Jul; 39(1):45-52. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Runyan CW, Hargarten S, Hemenway D, et al. An urgent call to action in support of injury control research centers. Am J Prev Med 2010 Jul; 39(1):89-92. [Cites AHRQ publication, The Five Most Costly Conditions, 1996 and 2006: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Statistical Brief No. 248, 2009, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Onder G, Petrovic M, Tangiisuran B, et al. Development and validation of a score to assess risk of adverse drug reactions among in-hospital patients 65 years or older: The GerontoNet ADR risk score. Arch Intern Med 2010 170(13):1142-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (Arch Intern Med, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Epilepsia
Ivanova JI, Birnbaum HG, Kidolezi Y, et al. Direct and indirect costs associated with epileptic partial onset seizures among the privately insured in the United States. Epilepsia 2010 May; 51(5):838-44. [Cites article by Halpern, Rentz, and Murray (Neuroepidemiology, 2000), which uses 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) data; cites AHRQ-funded article by Romano et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 1993).] Select to access the abstract.

Government Health IT
Morrissey J. Uncle Sam wants usability! The federal government is zeroing in on the need for usability standards as an essential step for accelerating health IT adoption and ensuring the safety of health IT systems. Gov Health IT 2010 Jul-Aug; 5(4): 12-16. [Discusses findings from three AHRQ reports on the state of usability affairs in health IT and quotes remarks by Matthew Quinn (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships) on AHRQ's work with public and private stakeholders to improve the usability of electronic health records; lists in "usability bibliography" AHRQ reports Electronic Health Record Usability: Interface Design Considerations, 2009, Electronic Health Record Usability: Evaluation and Use Case Framework, 2009, and Electronic Health Record Usability: Vendor Practices and Perspectives, 2010, all prepared by James Bell Associates and the Altarum Institute.]

International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Frønsdal KB, Facey K, Klemp M, et al. Health technology assessment to optimize health technology utilization: using implementation initiatives and monitoring processes. Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2010 Jul; 26(3):309-16. [Cites AHRQ publication, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Methods Guide for Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2008, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Pronovost PJ. Learning accountability for patient outcomes. JAMA 2010 Jul 14; 304(2):204-5. [Author reports previous funding from AHRQ; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (BMJ, 2010) and Berenholtz et al. (Crit Care Med, 2004).]

Davidoff F. Checklists and guidelines: imaging techniques for visualizing what to do. JAMA 2010 Jul 14; 304(2):206-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Poses RM, Smith WR. Faculty values. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jul; 25(7):646. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Pololi et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2009); see author reply cited below.]

Pololi L, Kern DE, Carr P, et al. Authors' reply: faculty values. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jul; 25(7):647. [Responds to comment on author's article (J Gen Intern Med, 2009) by Poses and Smith, cited above.]

Hooshyar D, Goulet J, Chwastiak L, et al. Time to depression treatment in primary care among HIV-infected and uninfected veterans. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jul; 25(7):656-62. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treatment of Depression, Vol. 2, 1993.] Select to access the abstract.

Fortuna RJ, Robbins BW, Mani N, et al. Dependence on emergency care among young adults in the United States. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jul; 25(7):663-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Richman et al. (Acad Emerg Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Nursing Economic$
Miles KS, Vallish R. Creating a personalized professional practice framework for nursing. Nurs Econ 2010 May-Jun; 28(3):171-89. [Mentions use of AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture to conduct an annual survey.]

Social Science and Medicine
Biggs B, King L, Basu S, et al. Is wealthier always healthier? The impact of national income level, inequality, and poverty on public health in Latin America. Soc Sci Med 2010 Jul; 71(2):266-73. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Marmot (Lancet, 2005); cites article by Fuller et al. (Lancet, 1980), which uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Jang SN, Cho SI, Kawachi I. Is socioeconomic disparity in disability improving among Korean elders? Soc Sci Med 2010 Jul; 71(2):282-7. [Cites article by Breeze et al. (Am J Public Health, 2001), which uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Siegrist J, Shackelton R, Link C, et al. Work stress of primary care physicians in the US, UK and German health care systems. Soc Sci Med 2010 Jul; 71(2):298-304. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Landon et al. (JAMA, 2004) and Konrad et al. (Med Care, 1999); cites article by Stansfeld et al. (Psychosom Med, 1998), which uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Walsh JM, Salazar R, Nguyen TT, et al. Healthy colon, healthy life: a novel colorectal cancer screening intervention. Am J Prev Med 2010 Jul; 39(1):1-14. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Penn E, Garrow D, Romagnuolo J. Influence of race and sex on prevalence and recurrence of colon polyps. Arch Intern Med 2010 170(13):1127-32. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer and associated USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary by Pignone et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Smith PC, Schmidt SM, Allensworth-Davies D, et al. A single-question screening test for drug use in primary care. Arch Intern Med 2010 170(13):1155-60. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Illicit Drug Use, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Kolasa KM, Collier DN, Cable K. Weight loss strategies that really work. J Fam Pract 2010 Jul; 59(7):378-85. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Barnhouse K, Zolotor AJ, Stulberg D. PURLS: How best to help kids lose weight. J Fam Pract 2010 Jul; 59(7):387-8. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review of the effectiveness of weight management interventions in children (Pediatrics, 2010) and USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Obesity in Children and Adolescents, 2010, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Khodaee M, Housner JA, Tweed EM. Clinical Inquiries: How useful are genital exams during boys' sports physicals? J Fam Pract 2010 Jul; 59(7):E410a-E410b. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Testicular Cancer, 2004, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Rufner KL, Park MK, Tweed EM. Clinical Inquiries: Is aspirin effective for primary prevention of colon cancer? J Fam Pract 2010 Jul; 59(7):E410c-E410d. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on routine aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for the primary prevention of colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2007); cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on the use of aspirin for primary preventing of colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Rollman BL. Moving medical advances from prototype into practice. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jul; 25(7):640-1. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites AHRQ-authored article by Greco and Eisenberg (former AHRQ director) (N Engl J Med, 1993).]

Imaeda A, Bender D, Fraenkel L. What is most important to patients when deciding about colorectal screening? J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jul; 25(7):688-93. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Baer HJ, Brawarsky P, Murray MF, et al. Familial risk of cancer and knowledge and use of genetic testing. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jul; 25(7):717-24. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review on screening for genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian susceptibility (Ann Intern Med, 2005). Select for article by Baig et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2010) cited in National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Archives of Internal Medicine
Roy HK, Bianchi LK. Moving toward personalization of colorectal cancer screening. Arch Intern Med 2010 170(13):1132-4. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Holden et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2000) on enhancing the use and quality of colorectal cancer screening, performed under contract to the RTI International-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center; comments on article by Penn, Garrow, and Romagnuolo (Arch Intern Med, 2010) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles..] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Talmon G. The use of autopsy in preclinical medical education: a survey of pathology educators. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2010 Jul; 134(7):1047-53. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, The Autopsy as an Outcome and Performance Measure, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

Injury
Spearing NM, Connelly LB. Is compensation "bad for health"? A systematic meta-review. Injury 2010 Jul; 41(7):683-92. [Uses AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Centers as a source for systematic reviews on compensation and health outcomes.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Griffin JM, Partin MR, Noorbaloochi S, et al. Variation in estimates of limited health literacy by assessment instruments and non-response bias. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jul; 25(7):675-81. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review on literacy and health outcomes by DeWalt et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004); cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

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

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Baig AA, Mangione CM, Sorrell-Thompson AL, et al. A randomized community-based intervention trial comparing faith community nurse referrals to telephone-assisted physician appointments for health fair participants with elevated blood pressure. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Jul; 25(7):701-9. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2007; cites USPSTF screening guidelines (in reference to the impact of low-intensity counseling on lifestyle behaviors) as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
Akazawa M, Imai H, Igarashi A, et al. Potentially inappropriate medication use in elderly Japanese patients. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 2010 Apr; 8(2):146-60. [Uses and cites Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Callaghan WM, Kuklina EV, Berg CJ. Trends in postpartum hemorrhage: United States, 1994-2006. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2010 Apr; 202(4):353.e1-353.e6. [Uses 1994-2006 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing HCUP Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) page on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Surgery
Livingston EH. The incidence of bariatric surgery has plateaued in the U.S. Am J Surg 2010 Apr 19. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2006-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing AHRQ publication, Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2005, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Surgeon
Scarborough JE, Bennett KM, Pietrobon R, et al. Trends in the utilization of high-volume hospitals by minority and underinsured surgical patients. Am Surg 2010 May; 76(5):529-38. [Uses 1988-2005 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the NIS, 2006, Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, and AHRQ publication, Using the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample to Estimate Trends, HCUP Methods Series Report No. 2006-05, 2006, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis and Rheumatism
Scalzi LV, Hollenbeak CS, Wang L. Racial disparities for age at time of cardiovascular events and cardiovascular death in SLE patients. Arthritis Rheum 2010 May 6. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2003-2006 HCUP NIS data, citing AHRQ publication, HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS); uses and cites Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Health Services Research
Chu YT, Ng YY, Wu SC. Comparison of different comorbidity measures for use with administrative data in predicting short- and long-term mortality. BMC Health Serv Res 2010 May 27; 10:140. [Uses and cites Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) and AHRQ's Clinical Classification Software for ICD-9-CM and Comorbidity Software, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites article by van Walraven et al. (Med Care, 2009), which uses Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites several AHRQ-funded articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Wu H, Nguyen GC. Liver cirrhosis Is associated With venous thromboembolism among hospitalized patients in a nationwide US study. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2010 May 23. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1998-2006 HCUP NIS data; cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Current Medical Research and Opinion
Godha D, Shi L, Mavronicolas H. Association between tendency towards depression and severity of rheumatoid arthritis from a national representative sample: the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Curr Med Res Opin 2010 Jul; 26(7):1685-90. [Uses 2004-2006 MEPS-Household Component (MEPS-HC) data, citing MEPS-HC Sample Design and Collection Process and Computing Standard Errors for MEPS Estimates, 2005, both published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

European Journal of Endocrinology
Tabák AG, Kivimäki M, Brunner EJ, et al. Changes in C-reactive protein levels before type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular death: the Whitehall II study. Eur J Endocrinol 2010 Jul; 163(1):89-95. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Isaac T, Zaslavsky AM, Cleary PD, et al. The relationship between patients' perception of care and measures of hospital quality and safety. Health Serv Res 2010 Aug; 45(4):1024-40. [Uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators, 2006 National CAHPS® Benching Marking Database (NCBD) data, and 2007 Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, citing articles by Jha et al. (N Engl J Med, 2008), O'Malley et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005), Kahn et al. 1994), and others; cites AHRQ publications, Hospitalizations in the United States, 2002, HCUP Factbook No. 6, 2002, and AHRQ Quality Indicators—Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, 2003; cites AHRQ's patient safety indicators download, 2007, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Research) and Miller (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy
Menzin J, Korn JR, Cohen J, et al. Relationship between glycemic control and diabetes-related hospital costs in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus. J Manag Care Pharm 2010 May; 16(4):264-75. [Uses 2004 HCUP data, citing AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Rheumatology
Domsic RT, Lingala B, Krishnan E. Systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and postarthroplasty mortality: a cross-sectional analysis from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. J Rheumatol 2010 Jul; 37(7):1467-72. [Uses 1993-2006 HCUP NIS data; cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Surgical Research
Gopaldas RR, Chu D, Dao TK, et al. Impact of ACGME work-hour restrictions on the outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting in a cohort of 600,000 patients. J Surg Res 2010 Apr 1. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1998-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS). 2001; cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Smith JK, Ng SC, Hill JS, et al. Complications after pancreatectomy for neuroendocrine tumors: a national study. J Surg Res 2010 May 9. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1998-2006 HCUP NIS data, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009; cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Vascular Surgery
Ng TT, Mirocha J, Magner D, et al. Variations in the utilization of endovascular aneurysm repair reflect population risk factors and disease prevalence. J Vasc Surg 2010 Apr; 51(4):801-9, 809.e1. [Uses 2001-2006 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Surgery
Raval MV, Cohen ME, Barsness KA, et al. Does hospital type affect pyloromyotomy outcomes? Analysis of the Kids' Inpatient Database. Surgery 2010 May 28. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2000, 2003, and 2006 HCUP KID data, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) Web page and Introduction to the HCUP KIDS' Inpatient Database (KID) Web page, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies
Bollinger D. Lost boys: an estimate of U.S. circumcision-related infant deaths. Thymos J Boyhood Stud 2010 Spring; 4(1):78-90. [Uses 2006 and 2007 HCUP data, citing AHRQ publications, HCUP Facts and Figures: Statistics on Hospital-based Care in the United States, 2007, and Hospital Stays for Children, 2006, HCUP Statistical Brief No. 56, 2006.]

Transfusion
Agapova M, Busch MP, Custer B. Cost-effectiveness of screening the US blood supply for Trypanosoma cruzi. Transfusion 2010 May 12. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2007 HCUP data, citing Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files (CCR), 2006; cites HCUP State Inpatient Database (SID) data for Arkansas and AHRQ publication, National and Regional Estimates on Hospital Use for All Patient from the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample: Principal Procedure and Principal Diagnosis, 2006. Select also for article by Routh et al. (Urology, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of July 2010
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