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Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Older Women with Lymph Node-positive, Operable Breast Cancer

Articles of Interest: July 24, 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

Cancer
Bhargava A, Du XL. Racial and socioeconomic disparities in adjuvant chemotherapy for older women with lymph node-positive, operable breast cancer. Cancer 2009 Jul 1; 115(13):2999-3008. [Supported by grant R01 HS16743.] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes Care
Harris LT, Haneuse SJ, Martin DP, et al. Diabetes quality of care and outpatient utilization associated with electronic patient-provider messaging: a cross-sectional analysis. Diabetes Care 2009 Jul; 32(7):1182-7. [Supported in part by grant R03 HS14625-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Resnick B, Gruber-Baldini AL, Zimmerman S, et al. Nursing home resident outcomes from the Res-Care intervention. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Jul; 57(7):1156-5. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS/MH13372-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
Chen CY, Gerhard T, Winterstein AG. Determinants of initial pharmacological treatment for youths with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 2009 Apr; 19(2):187-95. [Supported by grant U18 HS16097 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Kelly CY, Clancy CM. Importance of recommendations for gestational weight gain. J Nurs Care Qual 2009 Apr-Jun; 24(2):96-99. [Authors are a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and the AHRQ director, respectively.]

Journal of Psychiatric Practice
Warden D, Rush AJ, Carmody TJ, et al. Predictors of attrition during one year of depression treatment: a roadmap to personalized intervention. J Psychiatr Pract 2009 Mar; 15(2):113-24. [Supported in part by grant 1 R18 HS17189-01 (to last author, Trivedi, in partnership with Cornerstone MH.] Select to access the abstract.

New EnglandJournal of Medicine
Conway PH, Clancy C. Comparative-effectiveness research--implications of the Federal Coordinating Council's report. N Engl J Med 2009 Jul 23; 361(4):328-30. [Second author is the AHRQ director.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Pediatrics
Raphael JL, Guadagnolo BA, Beal AC, et al. Racial and ethnic disparities in indicators of a primary care medical home for children. Acad Pediatr 2009 Jul-Aug; 9(4):221-27. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Basu (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) and Clancy (AHRQ director) (Health Serv Res, 2001); cites AHRQ-funded/authored article by Shone, Dick, Brach (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (Pediatrics, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Stevens GD, Pickering TA, Seid M, et al. Disparities in the national prevalence of a quality medical home for children with asthma. Acad Pediatr 2009 Jul-Aug; 9(4):234-41. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rosenthal et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2005) and Lozano et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

BehavioralHealthcare
Nix L. Offering essential solutions to people with depression: a managed care company creates a multiservice program. BehavioralHealthcare 2009 Jun; Online:1-4. [Describes use of AHRQ's "guidelines for depression" as the basis for treatment decisions and therapy monitoring provided in the surveyed program's Depression Disease Management module.]

Circulation
Estes NA 3rd. The challenge of predicting and preventing sudden cardiac death immediately after myocardial infarction. Circulation 2009 July 21; 120(3):185-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Owens et al. (Am Heart J, 2002).]

Zaman S, Sivagangabalan G, Narayan A, et al. Outcomes of early risk stratification and targeted implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation after ST-elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Circulation 2009 July 21; 120(3):194-200. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hlatky, Sanders, and Owens (Health Aff, 2005) and Bourke et al. (J Am Coll Cardiol, 1991).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-Based Nursing
Binnekade JM. Review: central venous catheters treated with anti-infective agents prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections. Evid Based Nurs 2009 Jul; 12(3):80. [Commentary to article abstract notes that AHRQ-funded article (N Engl J Med, 2006) by "Pronovost et al. reduced CRBSIs by 66% by implementing evidence-based CVC procedures, supported with daily goal sheets, educational interventions, and a unit-based safety programme."]

Whittemore R. A multicomponent intervention improved diabetes care in primary care practices. Evid Based Nurs 2009 Jul; 12(3):89. [Commentary to article abstract cites AHRQ publication, Patient Self-Management Support Programs: An Evaluation, 2007, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Kasseroler S. Review: the STRATIFY prediction tool has limited accuracy for predicting falls in hospital and geriatric rehabilitation inpatients. Evid Based Nurs 2009 Jul; 12(3):91. [Commentary to article abstract cites section on fall and injury prevention in AHRQ publication, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-based Handbook for Nurses, 2008.]

Family Medicine
Schriefer SP, Landis SE, Turbow DJ, et al. Effect of a computerized body mass index prompt on diagnosis and treatment of adult obesity. Fam Med 2009 Jul-Aug; 41(7):502-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Dexter et al. (N Engl J Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Terry AL, Giles G, Brown JB, et al. Adoption of electronic medical records in family practice: the providers' perspective. Fam Med 2009 Jul-Aug; 41(7):508-12. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Simon et al. (JAMA, 2007), Gans et al. (Health Aff, 2005), and Simon et al. (J Eval Clin Pract, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Gill JM. EMRs for improving quality of care: promise and pitfalls. Fam Med 2009 Jul-Aug; 41(7):513-15. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Linder et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2007).]

International Journal of Nursing Studies

West E, Mays N, Rafferty AM, et al. Nursing resources and patient outcomes in intensive care: a systematic review of the literature. Int J Nurs Stud 2009 Jul; 46(7):993-1011. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bastos et al. (Intensive Care Med, 1996), Carayon et al. (Intensive Crit Care Nurs, 2005), Shortell et al. (Med Care, 1994), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Banta D, Jonsson E. History of HTA: introduction. Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2009 Jul; 25 Suppl 1:1-6. [Mentions the U.S. National Center for Health Care Technology [some functions of which were transferred to AHRQ's predecessor agency the National Center for Health Services Research in the mid-1980s].]

Banta D, Behney CJ. Office of Technology Assessment health program. Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2009 Jul; 25 Suppl 1:28-32. [Mentions the U.S. National Center for Health Care Technology [some functions of which were transferred to AHRQ's predecessor agency the National Center for Health Services Research in the mid-1980s].] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Euser SM, van Bemmel T, Schram MT, et al. The effect of age on the association between blood pressure and cognitive function later in life. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Jul; 57(7):1232-7. [Cites article by Singh-Manoux and Marmot (J Clin Epidemiol, 2005), using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Yeo G. How will the U.S. healthcare system meet the challenge of the ethnogeriatric imperative? J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Jul; 57(7):1278-85. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Groeneveld, Heidenreich, and Garber (Circulation, 2003), Schneider, Zaslavsky, and Epstein (JAMA, 2001 and 2002), Epstein et al. (Med Care, 2003), Ayanian et al. (Med Care, 1999), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Jensen H, Svanholm H, Støvring H, et al. A primary healthcare-based intervention to improve a Danish cervical cancer screening programme: a cluster randomised controlled trial. J Epidemiol Community Health 2009 Jul; 63(7):510-15. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hyndman et al. (Aust N Z J Public Health, 1996) and Jibaja-Weiss et al. (Patient Educ Couns, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Services Research and Policy
Järvelin J, Rosenqvist G, Häkkinen U, et al. Patient and hospital characteristics associated with claims and compensations for patient injuries in coronary artery bypass grafting in Finland. J Health Serv Res Policy 2009 Jul; 14(3):150-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Iezzoni et al. (Int J Qual Health Care, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Ward V, House A, Hamer S. Developing a framework for transferring knowledge into action: a thematic analysis of the literature. J Health Serv Res Policy 2009 Jul; 14(3):156-64. [Cites AHRQ publication, From Science to Service: A Framework for the Transfer of Patient Safety Research into Practice. Advances in Patient Safety, Vol. 2, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics
Pomeranz JL, Gostin LO. Improving laws and legal authorities for obesity prevention and control. J Law Med Ethics 2009 Summer; 37(2 Suppl):62-75. [Cites article by Finkelstein et al. (Health Aff, 2003), which uses Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data.]

Journal of Rural Health
Breiding MJ, Ziembroski JS, Black MC. Prevalence of rural intimate partner violence in 16 U.S. states, 2005. J Rural Health 2009 Summer; 25(3):240-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Patterson (J Rural Health, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Lind BK, Diehr PK, Grembowski DE, et al. Chiropractic use by urban and rural residents with insurance coverage. J Rural Health 2009 Summer; 25(3):253-8. [Cites AHRQ publication, Health Care in Urban and Rural Areas, Combined Years 1998-2000, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Gadkari AS, Mott DA, Kreling DH, et al. Pharmacy characteristics associated with the provision of drug therapy services in nonmetropolitan community pharmacies. J Rural Health 2009 Summer; 25(3):290-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Carayon et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Volpp KG, Das A. Comparative effectiveness—thinking beyond medication A versus medication B. N Engl J Med 2009 Jul 23; 361(4):331-3. [Cites Institute of Medicine report, Resident Duty Hours: Enhancing Sleep, Supervision, and Safety, 2008, which was sponsored by AHRQ.]

Neuman P, Cubanski J. Medicare Part D update—lessons learned and unfinished business. N Engl J Med 2009 Jul 23; 361(4):406-14. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Madden et al. (JAMA, 2008).]

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

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tepper NK, Farr SL, Danner SP, et al. Rapid human immunodeficiency virus testing in obstetric outpatient settings: the MIRIAD study. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2009 Jul; 201(1):31.e1-31.e6. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for HIV (Ann Intern Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Ahmad F, Hogg-Johnson S, Stewart DE, et al. Computer-assisted screening for intimate partner violence and control: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2009 Jul 21; 151(2):93-102. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for family and intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2004) and USPSTF-sponsored review of the evidence on screening women and elderly adults for family and intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Wilson JF. Can disease prevention save health reform? Ann Intern Med 2009 Jul 21; 151(2):145-8. [Cites remarks and commentary (JAMA, 2009) by USPSTF member Steven Woolf regarding the relative cost of the prevention services recommended by the USPSTF.]

Family Medicine
Wagenaar DB, Rosenbaum R, Herman S, et al. Elder abuse education in primary care residency programs: a cluster group analysis. Fam Med 2009 Jul-Aug; 41(7):481-6. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for family and intimate partner violence (Ann Fam Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Ginter JF, Linzmeyer J. The surgical patient. abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: matching patients with approaches. JAAPA 2009 Jul; 22(7):26-30. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (Ann Intern Med, 2005).]

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Fletcher RH. Colorectal cancer screening: for prevention or cure? J Epidemiol Community Health 2009 Jul; 63(7):505-6. [Cites USPSTF recommendations statement on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008); cites USPSTF-sponsored decision analysis for evaluating test strategies for colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

Journal Law, Medicine, and Ethics
Tortolero SR, Popham K, Jacobson PD. Improving information on public health law best practices for obesity prevention and control. J Law Med Ethics 2009 Summer; 37 (2 Suppl):99-109. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening and Interventions to Prevent Obesity in Adults, on AHRQ Web site; includes links to AHRQ resources.]

Journal of Rural Health
Rim SH, Zittleman L, Westfall JM, et al. Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and personal practices regarding colorectal cancer screening among health care professionals in rural Colorado: a pilot survey. J Rural Health 2009 Summer; 25(3):303-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Academic Pediatrics
Wang CJ, Elliott MN, Rogowski J, et al. Factors influencing the enrollment of eligible extremely-low-birth-weight children in the Part C Early Intervention program. Acad Pediatr 2009 Jul-Aug; 9(4):283-7. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Criteria for Determining Disability in Infants and Children: Low Birth Weight, 2002.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dietz PM, Callaghan WM, Sharma AJ. High pregnancy weight gain and risk of excessive fetal growth. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2009 Jul; 201(1):51.e1-51.e6. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Outcomes of Maternal Weight Gain, 2008, prepared by RTI International-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center.] Select to access the abstract.

Dietz PM, Callaghan WM, Smith R, et al. Low pregnancy weight gain and small for gestational age: a comparison of the association using 3 different measures of small for gestational age. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2009 Jul; 201(1):53.e1-53.e7. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Outcomes of Maternal Weight Gain, 2008, prepared by RTI International-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center.] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation
Sicard GA. The impact of a well structured vascular registry in assessing the long-term survival after repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Circulation 2009 July 21; 120(3):185-7. [Notes that AHRQ "has recently published a user's guide that delineates the components of an effective registry," referring to AHRQ publication, Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide, 2007 [title not given in text], and citing AHRQ's Effective Healthcare Program Web site.]

Gerontologist
Cartwright JC, Miller L, Volpin M. Hospice in assisted living: promoting good quality care at end of life. Gerontologist 2009 Aug; 49(4):508-16. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, End-of-Life Care and Outcomes, 2004, prepared by the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center; cites AHRQ publication, Residential Care and Assisted Living: State Oversight Practices and State Information Available to Consumers, 2006, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Luce B, Cohen RS. Health technology assessment in the United States. Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2009 Jul; 25 Suppl 1:33-41. [Discusses AHRQ's health technology assessment (HTA) involvement through the Medical Treatment Effectiveness Program, Patient Outcomes Research Teams, Evidence-based Practice Centers, the Effective Health Care program, the Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (CEcIDE) Network, Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics, Medicare coverage HTAs, and comparative effectiveness research.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics
Dietz WH, Hunter AS. Legal preparedness for obesity prevention and control: the public health framework for action. J Law Med Ethics 2009 Summer; 37 (2 Suppl):9-14. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007.]

Pain Physician
Manchikanti L, Dunbar EE, Wargo BW, et al. Systematic review of cervical discography as a diagnostic test for chronic spinal pain. Pain Physician 2009 Mar-Apr; 12(2):305-21. [Cites Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002; uses modified AHRQ assessment methodologies and USPSTF level of evidence criteria.] Select to access the abstract.

Falco FJ, Erhart S, Wargo BW, et al. Systematic review of diagnostic utility and therapeutic effectiveness of cervical facet joint interventions. Pain Physician 2009 Mar-Apr; 12(2):323-44. [Cites Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002; uses modified AHRQ assessment methodologies and USPSTF level of evidence criteria.] Select to access the abstract.

Patel VB, Manchikanti L, Singh V, et al. Systematic review of intrathecal infusion systems for long-term management of chronic non-cancer pain. Pain Physician 2009 Mar-Apr; 12(2):345-60. [Cites Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002; uses modified AHRQ assessment methodologies and USPSTF level of evidence criteria.] Select to access the abstract.

Epter RS, Helm S 2nd, Hayek SM, et al. Systematic review of percutaneous adhesiolysis and management of chronic low back pain in post lumbar surgery syndrome. Pain Physician 2009 Mar-Apr; 12(2):361-78. [Cites Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002; uses modified AHRQ assessment methodologies and USPSTF level of evidence criteria.] Select to access the abstract.

Rupert MP, Lee M, Manchikanti L, et al. Evaluation of sacroiliac joint interventions: a systematic appraisal of the literature. Pain Physician 2009 Mar-Apr; 12(2):399-418. [Cites Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002; uses modified AHRQ assessment methodologies and USPSTF level of evidence criteria.] Select to access the abstract.

Datta S, Lee M, Falco FJ, et al. Systematic assessment of diagnostic accuracy and therapeutic utility of lumbar facet joint interventions. Pain Physician 2009 Mar-Apr; 12(2):437-60. [Cites Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002; uses modified AHRQ assessment methodologies and USPSTF level of evidence criteria.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Academic Pediatrics
Homer CJ. Health disparities and the primary care medical home: could it be that simple? Acad Pediatr 2009 Jul-Aug; 9(4):203-5. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2007.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Academic Pediatrics
Witt WP, Gottlieb CA, Hampton J, et al. The impact of childhood activity limitations on parental health, mental health, and workdays lost in the United States. Acad Pediatr 2009 Jul-Aug; 9(4):263-9. [Uses and cites 1996-2005 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract .

Annals of Surgery
Boudourakis LD, Wang TS, Roman SA, et al. Evolution of the surgeon-volume, patient-outcome relationship. Ann Surg 2009 Jul; 250(1):159-65. [Uses and cites 1999 and 2005 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Brain Injury
Shi J, Xiang H, Wheeler K, et al. Costs, mortality likelihood and outcomes of hospitalized U.S. children with traumatic brain injuries. Brain Inj 2009 Jul; 23(7):602-11. [Uses and cites 2006 HCUP Kid's Inpatient Database (KID) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes Care
Wang J, Imai K, Engelgau MM, et al. Secular trends in diabetes-related preventable hospitalizations in the United States, 1998-2006. Diabetes Care 2009 Jul; 32(7):1213-17. [Uses and cites HCUP NIS data; uses and cites AHRQ's quality indicators on hospital admission for ambulatory care sensitive conditions, 2001; cites AHRQ publication, Preventable Hospitalizations: A Window into Primary and Preventive Care, HCUP Fact Book No. 5, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Haemophilia
James AH, Myers ER, Cook C, et al. Complications of hysterectomy in women with von Willebrand disease. Haemophilia 2009 Jul; 15(4):926-31. [Uses and cites 1988-2004 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Rural Health
Kirkbride K, Wallace N. Rural health clinics and diabetes-related primary care for Medicaid beneficiaries in Oregon. J Rural Health 2009 Summer; 25(3):247-52. [Uses and cites HCUP's Clinical Classification Software.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of July 2009
Internet Citation: Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Older Women with Lymph Node-positive, Operable Breast Cancer: Articles of Interest: July 24, 2009. July 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/072409.html

 

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