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Simulation Training in Central Venous Catheter Insertion: Improved Performance in Clinical Practice

Articles of Interest: September 17, 2010

A weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters, including articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers, mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products, or other research using AHRQ data or products.

This weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters includes:

  • Articles funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or authored by AHRQ researchers.
  • Articles mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products.
  • Articles related to AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Centers.
  • Articles related to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force or Put Prevention into Practice program.
  • Articles mentioning the National Healthcare Disparities Report and National Healthcare Quality Report.
  • Other research using AHRQ data or products.

AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

Academic Medicine
Evans LV, Dodge KL, Shah TD, et al. Simulation training in central venous catheter insertion: improved performance in clinical practice. Acad Med 2010 Sep; 85(9):1462-9. [Supported by patient safety grant U18 HS16725; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006) and Knaus et al. (Crit Care Med, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Bowen ME, González HM. Childhood socioeconomic position and disability in later life: results of the Health and Retirement Study. Am J Public Health 2010 Apr 1; 100 Suppl 1:S197-S203. [Supported in part by postdoctoral training grant HS13819 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis Care and Research
Hersh AO, Trupin L, Yazdany J, Panopalis P, Julian L, Katz P, Criswell LA, Yelin E. Childhood-onset disease as a predictor of mortality in an adult cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res 2010 Aug; 62(8):1152-9. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS13893 (to sixth and eighth authors).] Select to access the abstract.

Chest
Ford D, Zapka J, Gebregziabher M, et al. Factors associated with illness perception among critically ill patients and surrogates. Chest 2010 Jul; 138(1):59-67. [Supported in part by grant P011 HS10871.] Select to access the abstract.

Ethnicity & Health
Dailey AB, Kasl SV, Holford TR, et al. Neighborhood- and individual-level socioeconomic variation in perceptions of racial discrimination. Ethn Health 2010 Apr; 15(2):145-63. [Supported by grant R36 HS15686-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Fertility and Sterility
Davis LB, Champion SJ, Fair SO, et al. A cost-benefit analysis of preimplantation genetic diagnosis for carrier couples of cystic fibrosis. Fertil Steril 2010 Apr; 93(6):1793-1804. [Supported by training grant HS00028-21.] Select to access the abstract.

Heart Failure Reviews
Glurich I, Burmester JK, Caldwell MD. Understanding the pharmacogenetic approach to warfarin dosing. Heart Fail Rev 2010 May; 15(3):239-48. [Supported in part by grant HS16335-01 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Medical Informatics
Galanter WL, Hier DB, Jao C, et al. Computerized physician order entry of medications and clinical decision support can improve problem list documentation compliance. Int J Med Inform 2010 May; 79(5):332-8. [Supported by grant U18 HS16973 (to first author); cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Kaushal, Shojania, and Bates (Arch Intern Med, 2003) on effects of computerized physician order entry and clinical decision support systems on medication safety (based on work performed in collaboration with the University of California San Francisco-Stanford Evidence-based Practice Center).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Nursing Studies
Lee JE, Han HR, Song H, et al. Correlates of self-care behaviors for managing hypertension among Korean Americans: a questionnaire survey. Int J Nurs Stud 2010 Apr; 47(4):411-17. [Supported by grant R01 HS13160.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Fontaine P, Ross SE, Zink T, et al. Systematic review of health information exchange in primary care practices. J Am Board Fam Med 2010 Sep-Oct; 23(5):655-70. [Supported by contracts HHSA 290-2007-10010-2 and HHSA 290-2007-100008-3; acknowledges assistance of "experts" from AHRQ with compiling a list of relevant Web sites; cites AHRQ-authored article by Burstin and Clancy (second author is AHRQ director) (J Gen Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Ghaferi AA, Osborne NH, Birkmeyer JD, Dimick JB. Hospital characteristics associated with failure to rescue from complications after pancreatectomy. J Am Coll Surg 2010 Sep; 211(3):325-30. [Supported in part by career development award grant K08 HS17765 (to last author); uses 2000-2006 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) , as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2008), Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003), Silber et al. (Med Care, 1992), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Arora VM, Fish M, Basu A, et al. Relationship between quality of care of hospitalized vulnerable elders and postdischarge mortality. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Sep; 58(9):1642-8. [Supported in part by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant 1 U18 HS16967-01; cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).]

Journal of Biomedical Informatics
Johnson KB, Ho YX, Cala CM, et al. Showing your work: impact of annotating electronic prescriptions with decision support results. J Biomed Inform 2010 Apr; 43(2):321-5. [Supported by grant R03 HS16261.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Hetsroni I, Rosenberg H, Grimm P, et al. Mycobacterium fortuitum infection following patellar tendon repair: a case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2010 May; 92(5):1254-6. [Supported by Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics grant 5 U18 HS16075.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Fishman PA, Bonomi AE, Anderson ML, et al. Changes in health care costs over time following the cessation of intimate partner violence. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Sep; 25(9):920-5. [Supported by grant R01 HS10909; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bonomi et al. (Health Serv Res, 2009), Rivara et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2007), and Thompson et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Sarkar U, Karter AJ, Liu JY, Moffet HH, Adler NE, Schillinger D. Hypoglycemia is more common among type 2 diabetes patients with limited health literacy: the Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE). J Gen Intern Med 2010 Sep; 25(9):962-8. [Supported in part by grants K08 HS17594 (to first author) and R18 HS17261-01 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society
Dikmen S, Machamer J, Fann JR, et al. Rates of symptom reporting following traumatic brain injury. J Int Neuropsychol Soc 2010 May; 16(3):401-11. [Supported in part by grants HS04146 and HS05304.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Patient Safety
Grossman E, Phillips RS, Weingart SN. Performance of a fail-safe system to follow up abnormal mammograms in primary care. J Patient Saf 2010 Sep; 6(3):172-9. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS11644; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Gandhi et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) and Poon et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2004).]

Journal of Urology
Routh JC, Graham DA, Nelson CP. Epidemiological trends in pediatric urolithiasis at United States freestanding pediatric hospitals. J Urol 2010 Sep; 184(3):1100-4. [Supported by grant T32-HS00063; notes a correlation of this study's findings based on use of the Pediatric Health Information System database with recent reports using AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Kids Inpatient Database (KID), despite differences in data tracking between the two databases.] Select to access the abstract.

Routh JC, Gong EM, Cannon GM Jr, et al. Variation among Internet based calculators in predicting spontaneous resolution of vesicoureteral reflux. J Urol 2010 Apr; 183(4):1568-72. [Supported by grant T32-HS00063.] Select to access the abstract.

Surgery
Regenbogen SE, Bordeianou L, Hutter MM, et al. The intraoperative Surgical Apgar Score predicts postdischarge complications after colon and rectal resection. Surgery 2010 Sep; 148(3):559-66. [Supported by Kirschstein National Research Service Award T32 HS00020.] Select to access the abstract.

Urology
Routh JC, Graham DA, Nelson CP. Ketorolac is underutilized after ureteral reimplantation despite reduced hospital cost and reduced length of stay. Urology 2010 Jul; 76(1):9-13. [Supported by grant HS00063 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Medicine
Gander P, Briar C, Garden A, et al. A gender-based analysis of work patterns, fatigue, and work/life balance among physicians in postgraduate training. Acad Med 2010 Sep; 85(9):1526-36. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Barger et al. (N Engl J Med, 2005) and Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Kistler CE, Walter LC, Mitchell CM, et al. Patient perceptions of mistakes in ambulatory care. Arch Intern Med 2010 Sep 13; 170(16):1480-7. [Cites AHRQ/Kaiser Family Foundation publication, 2006 Update on Consumers' Views of Patient Safety and Quality Information, 2006; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Weingart et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2008), Kuzel et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2004), Gallagher et al. (JAMA, 2003), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Tang N, Meyer GS. Ambulatory patient safety: the time is now. Arch Intern Med 2010 Sep 13; 170(16):1487-9. [Comments on previous article; recommends that collaborative efforts among AHRQ and patient safety stakeholders "be directed at developing and validating measures that target patient safety risks in ambulatory care"; authors are former AHRQ intern and center director, respectively; cites AHRQ-authored article by Leape, Berwick, Clancy (AHRQ director), et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2009); cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR), 2009; cites AHRQ/Kaiser Family Foundation publication, National Survey on Consumers' Experiences with Patient Safety and Quality Information, 2004.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Kelly A, Conell-Price J, Covinsky K, et al. Length of stay for older adults residing in nursing homes at the end of life. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Sep; 58(9):1701-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Miller, Gozalo, and Mor (Am J Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Polinski JM, Kilabuk E, Schneeweiss S, et al. Changes in drug use and out-of-pocket costs associated with Medicare Part D implementation: a systematic review. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Sep; 58(9):1764-79. [Third author is principal investigator for Brigham and Women's Hospital DEcIDE Center on Comparative Effectiveness Research funded by AHRQ; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schmittdiel et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2009), Madden et al. (JAMA, 2008), Yin et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008), Soumerai et al. (N Engl J Med, 1991), and others.]

Rehabilitation Nursing
Galinsky T, Feng HA, Streit J, et al. Risk factors associated with patient assaults of home healthcare workers. Rehabil Nurs 2010 Sep-Oct; 35(5):206-15. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Vol. 1: Assessment, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

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

CME Quiz. Am Fam Physician 2010 Sep 15; 82(6):597-9. [Question 15 is based on updated USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer cited below.]

Lefevre ML, Calonge N, Dietrich AJ, et al. Mammography screening for breast cancer: recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Am Fam Physician 2010 Sep 15; 82(6):602, 609. [Discusses updated USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer cited below.]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for breast cancer: recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician 2010 Sep 15; 82(6):672-6. [Summarizes USPSTF updated recommendations on breast cancer screening.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Fertility and Sterility
Taran FA, Brown HL, Stewart EA. Racial diversity in uterine leiomyoma clinical studies. Fertil Steril 2010 Sep; 94(4):1500-3. [Analyzes 107 unique studies on uterine leiomyomas reported in AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Management of Uterine Fibroids: An Update of the Evidence, 2007, "to report the proportion of Black women enrolled in clinical leiomyoma studies".] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Gavagan TF, Du H, Saver BG, et al. Effect of financial incentives on improvement in medical quality indicators for primary care. J Am Board Fam Med 2010 Sep-Oct; 23(5):622-31. [Cites AHRQ technical review Strategies to Support Quality-based Purchasing: A Review of the Evidence, 2004; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rosenthal et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006) and Rosenthal and Frank (Med Care Res Rev, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Wise LA, Titus-Ernstoff L. Exposure to breast milk in infancy and risk of adult breast cancer: more scientific data are needed. J Epidemiol Community Health 2010 Sep; 64(9):745-6. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007. Also go to AHRQ-funded articles by Evans et al. (Acad Med, 2010) and Galanter et al. (Int J Med Inform, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

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

Archives of Internal Medicine
Reid RO, Friedberg MW, Adams JL, et al. Associations between physician characteristics and quality of care. Arch Intern Med 2010 Sep 13; 170(16):1442-1449. [Cites AHRQ publication, NHQR 2008 State Snapshots, on AHRQ's State Snapshots Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Your Guide to Choosing Quality Health Care: Choosing a Doctor, as posted on AHRQ Web site. Also go to article by Tang and Meyer (Arch Intern Med, 2010) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Kuo Y, Goodwin JS. Effect of hospitalists on length of stay in the Medicare population: variation according to hospital and patient characteristics. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Sep; 58(9):1649-57. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-authored articles by Landrigan, Conway (former AHRQ researcher), et al. (Pediatrics, 2006) and Friedman, De La Mare, Andrews (researchers in Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), et al. (J Health Care Financ, 2002).]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Glasgow JM, Vaughn-Sarrazin M, Kaboli PJ. Leaving against medical advice (AMA): risk of 30-day mortality and hospital readmission. J Gen Intern Med 2010 Sep; 25(9):926-9. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Kezirian EJ, Maselli J, Vittinghoff E, et al. Obstructive sleep apnea surgery practice patterns in the United States: 2000 to 2006. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2010 Sep; 143(3):441-7. [Uses 2000, 2004, and 2006 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2006 HCUP State Ambulatory Surgery Database (SASD) and State Inpatient Databases (SID) data for California, New York, North Carolina, and Wisconsin, and uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998). Also go to AHRQ-funded article by Ghaferi et al. (J Am Coll Surg, 2010) as cited above in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of September 2010
Internet Citation: Simulation Training in Central Venous Catheter Insertion: Improved Performance in Clinical Practice: Articles of Interest: September 17, 2010. September 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/091710.html

 

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