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Built Environment and Weight Disparities among Children in High- and Low-income Towns

Articles of Interest: October 16, 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

Academic Pediatrics
Oreskovic NM, Kuhlthau KA, Romm D, et al. Built environment and weight disparities among children in high- and low-income towns. Acad Pediatr 2009 Sep-Oct; 9(5):315-21. [Supported by grant T32 HS00063-13.] Select to access the abstract.

Advances in Health and Science Education: Theory and Practice
Berner ES. Diagnostic error in medicine: introduction. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 2009 Sep; 14(Suppl 1):1-5. [Supported by grant 1 R13 HS17406-01 (to University of Alabama at Birmingham, for the conference on Diagnostic Error in Medicine and the supplement in which this article appears; mentions AHRQ's identification of diagnostic errors as an area of special emphasis; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Vol. 2, 2005, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

American Journal of Epidemiology
Castaldi PJ, DeMeo DL, Kent DM, et al. Development of predictive models for airflow obstruction in alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency. Am J Epidemiol 2009 Oct 15; 170(8):1005-13. [Supported in part by grant T32 HS00060 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Lau DT, Kirby JB. Living arrangement and colorectal cancer screening: updated USPSTF guidelines. Am J Public Health 2009 Oct; 99(10):1733-4. [Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; summarizes objectives of authors' preceding article (Am J Public Health, 2009), which used 2002-2005 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, and subsequent analyses performed in light of revised U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on colorectal cancer screening; cites USPSTF-sponsored decision analysis on evaluating test strategies for colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Colorectal Cancer, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Bonomi AE, Anderson ML, Reid RJ, et al. Medical and psychosocial diagnoses in women with a history of intimate partner violence. Arch Intern Med 2009 Oct 12; 169(18):1692-7. [Supported in part by grant HS10909.] Select to access the abstract.

Biometrics
He Y, Zaslavsky AM. Combining information from cancer registry and medical records data to improve analyses of adjuvant cancer therapies. Biometrics 2009 Sep; 65(3):946-52. [Supported in part by grant HS09869.] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes Educator
Kaissi AA, Parchman M. Organizational factors associated with self-management behaviors in diabetes primary care clinics. Diabetes Educ 2009 Sep-Oct; 35(5):843-50. [Supported by grant K08 HS13008-03.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Meltzer DO, Basu A, Meltzer HY. Comparative effectiveness research for antipsychotic medications: how much is enough? Health Aff 2009 Sep-Oct; 28(5):w794-w808. [Supported in part by Hospital Medicine and Economics Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics (CERTs) grant U18 HS16967 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Care Costs: Causes, Effects and Control
Henderson MJ. Synthesis of "statistical innovation for cost-effectiveness analysis": Translating Research into Policy and Practice (TRIPP). In Health Care Costs: Causes, Effects and Control, Nova Science Publishers, Inc, 2009: 121-51. [Author is a program official in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Division of Socio-Economic Research.]

JAMA
Margolis P, Halfon N. Innovation networks: a strategy to transform primary health care. JAMA 2009 Oct 7; 302(13):1461-2. [Supported in part by cooperative agreement grant U18 HS16957-03.]

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Piccini JP, Hernandez AF, Zhao X, Patel MR, Lewis WR, Peterson ED, et al. Quality of care for atrial fibrillation among patients hospitalized for heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol 2009 Sep 29; 54(14):1280-9. [Supported in part by grant 1 U18 HS16964 (to second and sixth authors).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Rassen JA, Brookhart MA, Glynn RJ, Mittleman MA, Schneeweiss S. Instrumental variables I: instrumental variables exploit natural variation in nonexperimental data to estimate causal relationships. J Clin Epidemiol 2009 Apr 8 (Epub):1-11. [Supported by grant 2 R01 HS10881 (to fifth author, who is acknowledged as the principal investigator of the Brigham and Women's Hospital DEcIDE Research Center on Comparative Effectiveness Research, funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Rassen JA, Brookhart MA, Glynn RJ, Mittleman MA, Schneeweiss S. Instrumental variables II: instrumental variable applications - in 25 variations, the physician prescribing preference generally was strong and reduced covariate imbalance J Clin Epidemiol 2009 Apr 5 (Epub):1-11. [Supported by grant 2 R01 HS10881 (to fifth author, who is acknowledged as the principal investigator of the Brigham and Women's Hospital DEcIDE Research Center on Comparative Effectiveness Research, funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Tang JW, Freed B, Baker T, et al. Internal medicine residents' comfort with and frequency of providing dietary counseling to diabetic patients. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Oct; 24(10):1140-3. [Supported in part by institutional award grant T32 HS00078 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Healthcare Management
Spetz J, Keane D. Information technology implementation in a rural hospital: a cautionary tale. J Healthc Manag 2009 Sep-Oct; 54(5):337-47; discussion 348. [Supported by grant 5 UC1 HS01096-03.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Hospital Medicine
Whelan CT, Kaboli P, Zhang Q, et al. Upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage: have new therapeutics made a difference? J Hosp Med 2009 Sep; 4(7):E6-E10. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS10597 (for "A Multicenter Trial of Academic Hospitalists").] Select to access the abstract.

Graumlich JF, Novotny NL, Stephen Nace G, et al. Patient readmissions, emergency visits, and adverse events after software-assisted discharge from hospital: cluster randomized trial. J Hosp Med 2009 Sep; 4(7):E11-E19. [Supported by grant 5 R01 HS15084.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Medical Internet Research
Wright A, McGlinchey EA, Poon EG, et al. Ability to generate patient registries among practices with and without electronic health records. J Med Internet Res 2009 Aug 10; 11(3):e31. [Supported in part by cooperative agreement grant 1 UC1 HS15397-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Medical Association
Malat J, van Ryn M, Purcell D. Blacks' and whites' attitudes toward race and nativity concordance with doctors. J Natl Med Assoc 2009 Aug; 101(8):800-7. [Supported by grant R03 HS13280-01A1. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Bravata et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2009) and AHRQ-authored articles by Whitlock et al. and Owens et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2009 epub) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Public Health
Perlman F, Bobak M. Assessing the contribution of unstable employment to mortality in posttransition Russia: prospective individual-level analyses from the Russian longitudinal monitoring survey. Am J Public Health 2009 Oct; 99(10):1818-25. [Cites articles by Ferrie et al. (BMJ, 1995, and Am J Public Health, 2002), using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Formulary
Campbell ML. P&T considerations in fashioning a knowledge base, action plan for cardiometabolic disorders and weight. Formulary 2009 Sep; 44(9):276-79. [Cites AHRQ publication, The Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs Ranked by Total Expense for Adults Age 18 and Older in the US Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2006, MEPS Statistic Brief No. 232, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Geriatric Nursing
Rantz MJ, Cheshire D, Flesner M, et al. Helping nursing homes "at risk" for quality problems: a statewide evaluation. Geriatr Nurs 2009 Jul-Aug; 30(4):238-49. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Castle and Mor (Med Care Res Rev, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Kuehn BM. Surgeons continue to debate place of randomized trials of surgical procedures. JAMA 2009 Oct 14; 302(14):1513-19. [Mentions AHRQ's funding of expansions to the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) by the American College of Surgeons; quotes remarks by Art Sedrakyan (senior advisor for surgery and devices in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) on the the advantages of well-designed observational studies or databases.]

Lee CN, Ko CY. Beyond outcomes—the appropriateness of surgical care. JAMA 2009 Oct 14; 302(14):1580-1. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Ball and Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Med Care, 1996).]

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Moseley AM, Elkins MR, Herbert RD, et al. Cochrane reviews used more rigorous methods than non-Cochrane reviews: survey of systematic reviews in physiotherapy. J Clin Epidemiol 2009 Oct; 62(10):1021-30. [Lists "AHCPR (Agency for Health Care Policy and Research)" among a group of "databases that were searched for a single non-Cochrane review only" and subsequently not tabulated.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Batty GD, Wang Y, Brouilette SW, et al. Socioeconomic status and telomere length: the West of Scotland Coronary Prevention Study. J Epidemiol Community Health 2009 Oct; 63(10):839-41. [Cites article by Langenberg et al. (Am J Public Health, 2005), using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Sayles JN, Wong MD, Kinsler JJ, et al. The association of stigma with self-reported access to medical care and antiretroviral therapy adherence in persons living with HIV/AIDS. J Gen Intern Med, 2009 Oct; 24(10):1101-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Schuster et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2005), Shapiro et al. (JAMA, 1999), Cunningham et al. (Med Care, 1999), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Schonberg MA, Davis RB, McCarthy EP, et al. Index to predict 5-year mortality of community-dwelling adults aged 65 and older using data from the National Health Interview Survey. J Gen Intern Med, 2009 Oct; 24(10):1115-22. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Wee, McCarthy, and Phillips (Prev Med, 2005), Walter and Covinsky (JAMA, 2001), and Setoguchi, Stevenson, and Schneeweiss (Am Heart J, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Wayne DB, Arora VM. Duty hour reform and internal medicine residency training: no time to lose. J Gen Intern Med, 2009 Oct; 24(10):1169-70. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Landrigran et al. (JAMA, 2006).]

Lancet
Garrett L, Chowdhury AM, Pablos-Mendez A. All for universal coverage. Lancet 2009 Oct; 374(9697):1294-9. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Banthin and Bernard (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (JAMA, 2006).]

New England Journal of Medicine
Bodenheimer T, Berry-Millett R. Follow the money—controlling expenditures by improving care for patients needing costly services. N Engl J Med 2009 Oct 15; 361(16):1521-3. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Leff et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2009).]

Oncology Nursing Forum
Sarna L. Research unfiltered: social, political, and historical context of a program of research. Oncol Nurs Forum 2009 Sep; 36(5):E247-E256. [Mentions publication of "the first evidence-based practice guideline to support smokers in their efforts to quit" in 1996 and recent updates (citing AHRQ-sponsored guidelines, Smoking Cessation, 1996, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000, and Treating Tobacco Use and Dependency: 2008 Update, 2008); describes authors' efforts to obtain funding from AHRQ "to hold the first nursing research conference on tobacco-dependence treatment with participation from nursing experts in the field,"development of the booklet Helping Smokers Quit: A Guide for Clinicians in collaboration with AHRQ using the "5 As" paradigm presented in the AHRQ guidelines, and the convening of a "leadership summit at the headquarters of the AHRQ to ensure that tobacco was on the agenda of nursing organizations."] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Raffini L, Huang YS, Witmer C, et al. Dramatic increase in venous thromboembolism in children's hospitals in the United States from 2001 to 2007. Pediatrics 2009 Oct; 124(4):1001-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Zaoutis et al. (Pediatrics, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Bourgeois FT, Mandl KD, Valim C, et l. Pediatric adverse drug events in the outpatient setting: an 11-year national analysis. Pediatrics 2009 Oct; 124(4):e744-e750. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Gandhi et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003) and Kaushal et al. (JAMA, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Nursing
Daly JM, Merchant ML, Levy BT. Colorectal cancer screening: the latest guidelines and tips on how to encourage at-home fecal testing. Am J Nurs 2009 Oct; 109(10):60-2. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored updated systematic review on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

American Journal of Psychiatry
Mathews S, Oslin DW. Alcohol misuse among the elderly: an opportunity for prevention. Am J Psychiatry 2009 Oct; 166(10):1093-5. [Mentions that the USPSTF "and other organizations have consistently called for systematic alcohol screening of all adults in medical care settings."]

Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Leahy Y. Are serum protein biomarkers effective in detecting ovarian cancer in its early stages? Clin J Oncol Nurs 2009 Aug 1; 13(4):443-5. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for ovarian cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2005).]

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Peters-Klimm F, Olbort R, Campbell S, et al. Physicians' view of primary care-based case management for patients with heart failure: a qualitative study. Int J Qual Health Care 2009 Oct; 21(5):363-71. [Uses as a study intervention the provision of behavioral counseling according to the "5 As" model as adapted by the USPSTF from tobacco cessation interventions, citing articles by Goldstein, Whitlock, and DePue (Am J Prev Med, 2004) and Whitlock et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Overholser L, Zittleman L, Kempe A, et al. Use of colon cancer testing in rural Colorado primary care practices. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Oct; 24(10):1095-100. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on colorectal cancer screening, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Welch HG, Albertsen PC. Prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment after the introduction of prostate-specific antigen screening: 1986-2005. J Natl Cancer Inst 2009 Oct 7; 101(19):1325-9. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Obesity
Samuel-Hodge CD, Johnston LF, Gizlice Z, et al. Randomized trial of a behavioral weight loss intervention for low-income women: the Weight Wise Program. Obesity 2009 Oct; 17(10):1891-9. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored summary of the evidence on screening and interventions for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Trikalinos TA, Chung M, Lau J, et al. Systematic review of screening for bilirubin encephalopathy in neonates. Pediatrics 2009 Oct; 124(4):1162-71. [Based on AHRQ-sponsored evidence synthesis, Screening for Bilirubin Encephalopathy, 2009, conducted by Tufts Evidence-based Practice Center under contract 290-02-0022 to supplement AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Management of Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia, 2003; used as basis for USPSTF recommendations on screening of infants for hyperbilirubinemia to prevent chronic bilirubin encephalopathy as cited below.] Select to access the abstract.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening of infants for hyperbilirubinemia to prevent chronic bilirubin encephalopathy: US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Pediatrics 2009 Oct; 124(4):1172-7. [Based on a supplemental review (see article by Trikalinos et al. cited above) of AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Management of Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Newman TB. Universal bilirubin screening, guidelines, and evidence. Pediatrics 2009 Oct; 124(4):1199-202. [Reviews and comments on USPSTF recommendations on screening of infants for hyperbilirubinemia to prevent chronic bilirubin encephalopathy and the associated supplemental evidence review cited abovee.] .

Skotko BG, Capone GT, Kishnani PS, et al. Postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome: synthesis of the evidence on how best to deliver the news. Pediatrics 2009 Oct; 124(4):e751-8. [Uses USPSTF ratings criteria to evaluate the quality of selected studies, citing USPSTF publication, Methods and Background: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Oncology Nursing Forum
Leahy Y. Are serum protein biomarkers effective in detecting ovarian cancer in its early stages? Clin J Oncol Nurs 2009 Aug; 13(4):443-5. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for ovarian cancer (Am Fam Physician, 2005). Also refer to articles by Whitlock et al. and Owens et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2009 epub) and Helfand and Balshem (J Clin Epidemiol, 2009) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Bravata DM, Glenger AL, Holty JE, et al. Quality improvement strategies for children with asthma: a systematic review. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2009 Jun; 163(6):572-81. [Supported by contract 290-02-0017 to the Stanford-University of California Evidence-based Practice Center.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Whitlock EP, Lopez SA, Chang S, et al. Identifying, selecting, and refining topics for comparative effectiveness systematic reviews: AHRQ and the Effective Health Care program. J Clin Epidemiol 2009 Jun 21 (Epub):1-11. [Third author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence; cites AHRQ-authored article by Slutsky, Atkins, Chang, and Collins-Sharp (director of and former/current researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) (J Clin Epidemiol, 2008 epub); cites EPC-based articles identifying methodological challenges by Santaguida, Helfand, and Ratina, Atkins, Fink and Slutsky, Bravata et al., and Matchar et al. (all in special supplement to Ann intern Med, 2005); cites article on USPSTF methodologies by Woolf et al. (Annu Rev Public Health, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Owens DK, Lohr KN, Atkins D, Treadwell JR, Reston JT, Bass EB, Chang S, et al. Grading the strength of a body of evidence when comparing medical interventions - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Effective Health Care program. J Clin Epidemiol 2009 Jul 11 (Epub):1-11. [Seventh author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence; describes AHRQ's Effective Health Care and Evidence-based Practice Centers programs and reports on the outcomes of the EPC work group on grading strength of evidence; cites article by Helfand and Balsham (cited below); cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Systems to Rate the Strength of Scientific Evidence, 2002; cites article on USPSTF methodologies by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Helfand M, Balshem H. Principles for developing guidance: AHRQ and the Effective Health Care program. J Clin Epidemiol 2009 Aug 26 (Epub):1-7. [Describes AHRQ's Effective Health Care and Evidence-based Practice Centers programs and the development of the Methods Guide for Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, as published on AHRQ Web site; discusses and cites AHRQ publications Manual for Conducting Systematic Reviews, 1996, and Suggesting a Topic for Effective Health Care Research, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites EPC-based articles identifying methodological challenges by Santaguida, Helfand, and Ratina, Chou and Helfand, Norris and Atkins (former AHRQ researchers), Tatsioni et al., Hartling et al., and Helfand et al. (all in special supplement to Ann intern Med, 2005); cites AHRQ-authored articles by Slutsky, Atkins, Chang, and Collins (J Clin Epidemiol, 2008 epub), Whitlock, Lopez, Chang (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence), et al., (cited above), Atkins, Fink, and Slutsky (Ann Intern Med, 2005), and Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (AHRQ director) (JAMA, 2003); cites articles on USPSTF methodologies by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) and Woolf et al. (Annu Rev Public Health, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Liberati A, Altman DG, Tetzlaff J, et al. The PRISMA statement for reporting systematic reviews and meta-analyses of studies that evaluate health care interventions: explanation and elaboration. J Clin Epidemiol 2009 Oct; 62(10):e1-e34. [Refers to AHRQ-authored article by Atkins, Fink, and Slutsky (Ann Intern Med, 2005) on AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Center program and article by Helfand and Balshem (cited above) on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program as sources for detailed guidance on the conduct of systematic reviews; uses as an example of an appropriate funding attribution statement for systematic reviews the one given in USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on the use of aspirin for primary prevention of colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Hawley ST, Griggs JJ, Hamilton AS, et al. Decision involvement and receipt of mastectomy among racially and ethnically diverse breast cancer patients. J Natl Cancer Inst 2009 Oct 7; 101(19):1337-47. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Measuring the Quality of Breast Cancer Care in Women, 2004, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Oncology Nursing Forum
Cagle CS, Wolff E. Blending voices of Mexican American cancer caregivers and healthcare providers to improve care. Oncol Nurs Forum 2009 Sep; 36(5):555-62. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Literacy and Health Outcomes, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Ben-Joseph EP, Dowshen SA, Izenberg N. Do parents understand growth charts? A national, Internet-based survey. Pediatrics 2009 Oct; 124(4):1100-9. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Literacy and Health Outcomes, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Fortinguerra F, Clavenna A, Bonati M. Psychotropic drug use during breastfeeding: a review of the evidence. Pediatrics 2009 Oct; 124(4):e547-56. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Bartick M, Stuebe A, Shealy KR, et al. Closing the quality gap: promoting evidence-based breastfeeding care in the hospital. Pediatrics 2009 Oct; 124(4):e793-e802. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries, 2007. Also refer to article by Trikalinos et al. (Pediatrics, 2009) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Academic Emergency Medicine
Burd RS, Madigan D. The impact of injury coding schemes on predicting hospital mortality after pediatric injury. Acad Emerg Med 2009 Jul; 16(7):639-45. [Uses and cites 2003 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Kid's Inpatient Database (KID) data.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Hematology
Danese MD, Lindquist K, Gleeson M, et al. Cost and mortality associated with hospitalizations in patients with immune thrombocytopenic purpura. Am J Hematol 2009 Jul 16; 84(10):631-5. [Uses and cites 2003-2006 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Health Services Research
Strope SA, Sarma A, Ye Z, et al. Disparities in the use of ambulatory surgical centers: a cross sectional study. BMC Health Serv Res 2009 Jul 21; 9:121. [Uses and cites 2005 HCUP State Ambulatory Surgery Database (SASD) for Florida; uses and cites AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-authored article by Banthin and Bernard (JAMA, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Myers RP, Kaplan GG, Shaheen AM. The effect of weekend versus weekday admission on outcomes of esophageal variceal hemorrhage. Can J Gastroenterol 2009 Jul; 23(7):495-501. [Uses and cites 1998-2005 HCUP NIS data; uses and cites AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Myers RP, Shaheen AA, Hubbard JN, et al. Characteristics of patients with cirrhosis who are discharged from the hospital against medical advice. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2009 Jul; 7(7):786-92. [Uses and cites 1993-2005 HCUP NIS data; uses and cites AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Sonnenberg A. Similar geographic variations of mortality and hospitalization associated with IBD and Clostridium difficile colitis. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2009 Jul 27 (Epub):7. [Uses and cites 2001-2006 HCUP data.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Bodur S, Filiz E. A survey on patient safety culture in primary healthcare services in Turkey. Int J Qual Health Care 2009 Oct; 21(5):348-55; with Spanish abstract, t3. [Uses and cites AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture; cites AHRQ publications, Promoting a Culture of Safety. Making Health Care Safer, 2001, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2007 Comparative Database Report, 2007, and Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2008 Comparative Database Report, Parts II and III, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Rothschild JM, Keohane CA, Rogers S, et al. Risks of complications by attending physicians after performing nighttime procedures. JAMA 2009 Oct 14; 302(14):1565-72. [Uses and cites AHRQ's patient safety indicators.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Lesperance K, Martin MJ, Lehmann R, et al. National trends and outcomes for the surgical therapy of ileocolonic Crohn's disease: a population-based analysis of laparoscopic vs. open approaches. J Gastrointest Surg 2009 Jul; 13(7):1251-9. [Uses 2000-2004 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Murphy MM, Shah SA, Simons JP, et al. Predicting major complications after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a simple risk score. J Gastrointest Surg 2009 Aug 12 (Epub):1-8. [Uses 1998-2006 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Volpp KG, Rosen AK, Rosenbaum PR, et al. Did duty hour reform lead to better outcomes among the highest risk patients? J Gen Intern Med 2009 Oct; 24(10):1149-55. [Uses and cites Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites several AHRQ-funded articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Hospital Medicine
Arora VM, Manjarrez E, Dressler DD, et al. Hospitalist handoffs: a systematic review and task force recommendations. J Hosp Med 2009 Sep; 4(7):433-40. [Uses AHRQ Patient Safety Network as a literature source; cites AHRQ's WebM&M Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Trauma
Pressley JC, Trieu L, Barlow B, et al. Motor vehicle occupant injury and related hospital expenditures in children aged 3 years to 8 years covered versus uncovered by booster seat legislation. J Trauma 2009 Jul; 67(1 Suppl):S20-S29. [Uses and cites 2003 HCUP KID data.] Select to access the abstract.

Liver Transplantation
Nguyen GC, Thuluvath NP, Segev DL, et al. Volumes of liver transplant and partial hepatectomy procedures are independently associated with lower postoperative mortality following resection for hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver Transpl 2009 Jul; 15(7):776-81. [Uses 1998-2005 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Obesity
Mukamal KJ, Wee CC, Miller M. BMI and rates of suicide in the United States: an ecological analysis. Obesity 2009 Oct; 17(10):1946-50. [Uses and 2004-2005 HCUP data; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Eff Clin Pract, 2002) and Coben (former researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) and Steiner (Am J Prev Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Foster BA, Read D, Bethell C. An analysis of the association between parental acculturation and children's medication use. Pediatrics 2009 Oct; 124(4):1152-61. Uses and cites 2004 MEPS data; cites AHRQ publication, Trends in Children's Antibiotic Use: 1996 to 2001, MEPS Research Findings no. 23, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Mukherjee D, Kosztowski T, Zaidi HA, et al. Disparities in access to pediatric neurooncological surgery in the United States. Pediatrics 2009 Oct; 124(4):e688-96. [Uses 1988-2005 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Spine
Alosh H, Riley LH 3rd, Skolasky RL. Insurance status, geography, race, and ethnicity as predictors of anterior cervical spine surgery rates and in-hospital mortality: an examination of United States trends from 1992 to 2005. Spine 2009 Aug 15; 34(18):1956-62. [Uses 1992-2005 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Kalanithi PS, Patil CG, Boakye M. National complication rates and disposition after posterior lumbar fusion for acquired spondylolisthesis. Spine 2009 Aug 15; 34(18):1963-9. [Uses 1993-2002 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of October 2009
Internet Citation: Built Environment and Weight Disparities among Children in High- and Low-income Towns: Articles of Interest: October 16, 2009. October 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/101609.html

 

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