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Relationship between Antiepileptic Drugs and Suicide Attempts in Patients with Bipolar Disorder

Articles of Interest, December 25, 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 P:revention 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

Archives of General Psychiatry
Gibbons RD, Hur K, Brown CH, et al. Relationship between antiepileptic drugs and suicide attempts in patients with bipolar disorder. Arch Gen Psychiatry 2009 Dec; 66(12):1354-60. [Supported in part by grant 1 U18 HS16973 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Finch SA, Barkin SL, Wasserman RC, et al. Effects of local institutional review board review on participation in national practice-based research network studies. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2009 Dec; 163(12):1130-4. [Supported in part by grants 1 HS10746 (for Child Abuse Recognition Experience Study [CARES]) and co-funded by grant R01 HD42260 (in partnership with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Faculty Scholars Program, and AAP Friends of Children Fund, for Safety Check).] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer
Wang M, Burau KD, Fang S, et al. Ethnic variations in diagnosis, treatment, socioeconomic status, and survival in a large population-based cohort of elderly patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Cancer 2009 Dec 1; 113(11):3231-41. [Supported by grant R01 HS16743.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Weissman MM, Olfson M. Translating intergenerational research on depression into clinical practice. JAMA 2009 Dec 23; 302(24):2695-6. [Supported in part by grant HS16097; second author reports previous research funding from AHRQ.]

Thomas EJ, Lucke JF, Wueste L, et al. Association of telemedicine for remote monitoring of intensive care patients with mortality, complications, and length of stay. JAMA 2009 Dec 23; 302(24):2671-8. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS15234-01.] Select to access the abstract

Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Dimick JB, Osborne NH, Nicholas L, et al. Identifying high-quality bariatric surgery centers: hospital volume or risk-adjusted outcomes? J Am Coll Surg 2009 Dec; 209(6):702-6. [Supported by grant K08 HS17765 (Career Development Award to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Pololi L, Kern DE, Carr P, et al. The culture of academic medicine: faculty perceptions of the lack of alignment between individual and institutional values. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Dec; 24(12):1289-95. [Acknowledges supplemental funding support from AHRQ through an interagency agreement.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development
Resnik L, Plow M, Jette A. Development of CRIS: measure of community reintegration of injured service members. J Rehabil Res Dev 2009; 46(4):469-80. [Supported in part by National Research Service Award grant HS00011-12.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Leape L, Berwick D, Clancy C, et al. Transforming healthcare: a safety imperative. Qual Saf Health Care 2009 Dec; 18(6):424-8. [Third author is AHRQ director; notes that AHRQ "has invested in defining measures to assess and improve safety and to build capacity through its Patient Safety Improvement Corps", citing AHRQ Quality Indicators Web site; cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2004; notes AHRQ director Carolyn Clancy as a member of the Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation; cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost, Miller, and Wachter (JAMA, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Health Care Management Science
Chukmaitov AS, Harless DW, Menachemi N, et al. How well does diagnosis-based risk-adjustment work for comparing ambulatory clinical outcomes? Health Care Manag Sci 2009 Dec; 12(4):420-33. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Iezzoni (JAMA, 1997) and Bates et al. (JAMA, 1997).]

JAMA
CDC. Cigarette smoking among adults and trends in smoking cessation — United States, 2008. JAMA 2009 Dec 23; 302(24):2651-4. [Cites PHS-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.]

Yoo EJ, Dudley RA. Evaluating telemedicine in the ICU. JAMA 2009 Dec 23; 302(24):2705-6. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Thomas et al. (JAMA, 2009) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above and cites AHRQ-funded article by Dudley (JAMA, 2005).]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Naumova EN, Parisi SM, Castronovo D, et al. Pneumonia and influenza hospitalizations in elderly people with dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Dec; 57(12):2192-9. [Cites AHRQ publication, Health Status and Access to Care of Rural and Urban Populations, National Medical Expenditure Survey Research Findings No. 18, 1994; cites AHRQ's Clinical Classification Software for ICD-9-C, Appendix A: Single Level Diagnoses, as published on the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) and Miller (JAMA, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Kinkade S, Stevermer JJ. Vertebroplasty for osteoporotic fracture? Think twice. J Fam Pract 2009 Dec; 58(12):654-6. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Gray (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) et al. (JAMA, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Myers JJ, Modica C, Dufour MS, et al. Routine rapid HIV screening in six community health centers serving populations at risk. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Dec; 24(12):1269-74; see erratum at abstract.] [Cites Community Health Centers Integrate Rapid HIV Screening into Routine Primary Care, Leading to Significant Increases in Testing Rates, 2009, as posted on the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange Web site; see erratum at .] Select to access the abstract.

Greysen SR, Wassermann T, Payne P, et al. Teaching health policy to residents—three-year experience with a multi-specialty curriculum. [Lists "Brief 'externship' with organizations like IOM, AHRQ, etc." as a response to a survey question on the likelihood of pursuing further interests in health policy.] Select to access the abstract.

Bustamante AV, Fang H, Rizzo JA, et al. Heterogeneity in health insurance coverage among US Latino adults. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Nov; 24 Suppl 3:561-6. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Monheit and Vistnes (former director of and current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care Res Rev, 2000), Weinick, Zuvekas, and Cohen (second and third authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care Res Rev, 2000), and Zuvekas and Taliaferro (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships) (Health Aff, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Milbank Quarterly
Buchmueller TC. Consumer-oriented health care reform strategies: a review of the evidence on managed competition and consumer-directed health insurance. Milbank Q 2009 Dec; 87(4):820-41. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Zabinski, Selden, Moeller, and Banthin (second and fourth authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (J Health Econ, 1999) and Vistnes, Cooper ( researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), and Vistnes (Int J Health Care Financ Econ, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Quality and Safety in Health Care
Saint S, Conti A, Bartoloni A, et al. Improving healthcare worker hand hygiene adherence before patient contact: a before-and-after five-unit multimodal intervention in Tuscany. Qual Saf Health Care 2009 Dec; 18(6):429-33. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Parry G, Horowitz L, Goldmann D. Patient safety attitudes of paediatric trainee physicians. Qual Saf Health Care 2009 Dec; 18(6):462-6. [Cites AHRQ publication, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2004, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003) and Sexton et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Coombes ID, Stowasser DA, Reid C, et al. Impact of a standard medication chart on prescribing errors: a before-and-after audit. Qual Saf Health Care 2009 Dec; 18(6):478-85. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates and Gawande (N Engl J Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Snijders C, van der Schaaf TW, Klip H, et al. Feasibility and reliability of PRISMA-Medical for specialty-based incident analysis. Qual Saf Health Care 2009 Dec; 18(6):486-91. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Kaushal et al. (JAMA, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing
Lin Y, Ma S. Willingness of nurses to report medication administration errors in Southern Taiwan: a cross-sectional survey. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 2009 Fourth Quarter; 6(4):237-45. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (JAMA, 1997).]

Kent B, Hutchinson AM, Fineout-Overholt E, et al. Strategies for translating knowledge into practice. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 2009 Fourth Quarter; 6(4):246-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Soumerai, McLaughlin, and Avorn (Milbank Q, 1989) and Dexter et al. (N Engl J Med, 2001).]

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

JAMA
Reuben DB. Medical care for the final years of life: "When you're 83, it's not going to be 20 years". JAMA 2009 Dec 23; 302(24):2686-94. [Uses U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Procedure Manual, 2008, and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS), as published on AHRQ Web site, as sources for evidence-based recommendations and related data and includes table of 'USPSTF Recommendations for an 83-Year-Old, Nonsmoking, Sexually Inactive Man" adapted from the USPSTF ePSS (also listed as a tool in a table on "Priorities in the Care of Older Patients by Life Expectancy" and as a resource for screening test recommendations in the Online Feature "Resources for Medical Care for the Final Years of Life".] Select to access the abstract.

Lesser LI, Bazemore AW. Improving the delivery of preventive services to Medicare beneficiaries. JAMA 2009 Dec 23; 302(24):2699-700. [Mentions CMS' authorization by the Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 to cover preventive services given an 'A' or 'B' rating by the USPSTF; listing fourteen provided services for adults aged 65 years or older in table and noting the exception that CMS does not cover USPSTF recommended intensive dietary and behavioral counseling; cited in article by Landefeld, Winker, and Chernof cited below.]

Cassel CK. Policy for an aging society: a review of systems. JAMA 2009 Dec 23; 302(24):2701-2. [Comments on article by Reuben cited above.]

Landefeld CS, Winker MA, Chernof B. Clinical care in the aging century—announcing "Care of the Aging patient: From Evidence to Action". JAMA 2009 Dec 23; 302(24):2703-2704. [Comments on article by Rueben and commentary by Cassel cited above.]

Chang HJ, Burke AE, Glass RM. JAMA patient page. Preventive care for older adults. JAMA 2009 Dec 23;302(24):2722. [Notes that this issue "includes the first in a series of articles about medical care for older adults," referring to articles by Reuben, Lesser and Bazemore, Cassel, and Landefeld, Winker, and Chernof, cited above; lists "Recommended Preventive Care for Adults 65 Years and Older," based on USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2009, Pocket Guide, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Kahi CJ, van Ryn M, Juliar B, et al. Provider recommendations for colorectal cancer screening in elderly veterans. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Dec; 24(12):1263-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Goetz MB, Hoang T, Henry SR, et al. Evaluation of the sustainability of an intervention to increase HIV testing. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Dec; 24(12):1275-80. [Cites article by Qaseem et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), based on USPSTF recommendations for HIV testing.] Select to access the abstract.

Harris KM, Maurer J, Lurie N. Do people who intend to get a flu shot actually get one? J Gen Intern Med 2009 Dec; 24(12):1311-13. [Cites article by Sheridan, Harris, and Woolf (Am J Prev Med, 2004) on USPSTF methodologies.] Select to access the abstract.

Uchida T, Persell SD, Baker DW. Update in general internal medicine. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Dec; 24(12):1327-32. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

Hoffman RM, Walter LC. Colorectal cancer screening in the elderly: the need for informed decision making. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Dec; 24(12):1336-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

Cook RL, Berkenblit G. Routine HIV testing hits the primary care clinic. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Dec; 24(12):1338-40. [Cites article by Qaseem et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), based on USPSTF recommendations for HIV testing.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Partridge AH, Winer EP. On mammography—more agreement than disagreement. N Engl J Med 2009 Dec 24; 361(26):2499-501. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), updating the evidence on breast cancer screening since the USPSTF's 2002 recommendations; cites AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), which acknowledges assistance from members of the USPSTF, Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center, and from Mary Barton and William Lawrence (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships and Center for Outcomes and Evidence, respectively).]

Truog RD. Screening mammography and the "r" word. N Engl J Med 2009 Dec 24; 361(26):2501-3. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009), updating the evidence on breast cancer screening since the USPSTF's 2002 recommendations.]

Sawaya GF. Cervical-cancer screening—new guidelines and the balance between benefits and harms. N Engl J Med 2009 Dec 24; 361(26):2503-5. [Cites USPSTF methodologies as described in article by Sawaya et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007).]

OBG Management
Patrick GL, Combs GN, Gavagan TF. When starting an antidepressant, try either of these 2 drugs first. OBG Manag 2009 Nov; 21(11):30-9. [Notes the USPSTF's recent expansion of its recommendations of primary care screening for depression to include adolescents 12 to 28 years old, citing USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review on screening for child and adolescent depression in primary care settings (Pediatrics, 2009); cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review Comparative Effectiveness of Second-Generation Antidepressants in the Pharmacologic Treatment of Adult Depression, 2007, as published on AHRQ Effective Health Care Web site.]

Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing
Melnyk BM. The latest evidence on the effectiveness of behavioral counseling interventions with adults. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 2009 Fourth Quarter; 6(4):250-4. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Fertility and Sterility
Taran FA, Brown HL, Stewart EA. Racial diversity in uterine leiomyoma clinical studies. Fertil Steril 2009 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print. Uses and cites Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Management of Uterine Fibroids: An Update of the Evidence, 2007, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Care Management Science
Diana ML. Exploring information systems outsourcing in U.S. hospital-based health care delivery systems. Health Care Manag Sci 2009 Dec; 12(4):434-50. [Cites systematic review on effects of computerized physician order entry and clinical decision support systems on medication safety by Kaushal, Shojania, and Bates (Arch Intern Med, 2003), portions of which are based on work performed by the authors in collaboration with the University of California San Francisco—Stanford Evidence-Based Practice Center under contract 290-97-0013; cites AHRQ-funded article by Koppel et al. (JAMA, 2005).]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Kane RL. What can improve chronic disease care? J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Dec; 57(12):2338-45. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Shojania et al. (JAMA, 2006), based on work performed by the Sanford-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center; cites AHRQ-funded Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Integration of Mental Health/Substance Abuse and Primary Care, 2008; cites AHRQ-funded Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Barriers and Drivers of Health Information Technology Use for the Elderly, Chronically Ill, and Underserved, 2008.]

Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
AHRQ. Choosing nonopioid analgesics for osteoarthritis: clinician summary guide. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 2009 Dec; 23(4):433-57. [Adapted from AHRQ Effective Health Care publication, Choosing Nonopioid Analgesics for Osteoarthritis, Clinician's Guide, 2009 revision, based on comparative effectiveness review, Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Analgesics for Osteoarthritis, 2006, prepared by the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center; the associated publication, Choosing Pain Medicine for Osteoarthritis, Consumer Guide, 2007, was reprinted in the same issue.] Select to access the abstract.

Milbank Quarterly
Coffman JM, Hong MK, Aubry WM, et al. Translating medical effectiveness research into policy: lessons from the California Health Benefits Review Program. Milbank Q 2009 Dec; 87(4):863-902. [Cites AHRQ publication, AHRQ Evidence-Based Practice Centers Partners Guide, 2009, as published on AHRQ Web site. Also select for article by Patrick, Combs, and Gavagan (OBG Manage, 2009) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Rodríguez MA, Vega WA. Confronting inequities in Latino health care. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Nov; 24 Suppl 3:S505-S507. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2008.]

Perez D, Ang A, Vega WA. Effects of health insurance on perceived quality of care among Latinos in the United States. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Nov;24 Suppl 3:S555-S560. [Cites NHDR, 2007. Also select for article by Leape, Berwick, and Clancy (Qual Saf Health Care, 2009) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles] Select to access the abstract.

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Public Health
Muennig P, Fiscella K, Tancredi D, et al. The relative health burden of selected social and behavioral risk factors in the United States: implications for policy. Am J Public Health 2009 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1996-2002 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Baker SP, Brady JE, Shanahan DF, et al. Aviation-related injury morbidity and mortality: data from U.S. health information systems. Aviat Space Environ Med 2009 Dec; 80(12):1001-5. [Uses 2000-2005 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Web page.] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes Care
Heraclides A, Chandola T, Witte DR, et al. Psychosocial stress at work doubles the risk of type 2 diabetes in middle-aged women: evidence from the Whitehall II study. Diabetes Care 2009 Dec; 32(12):2230-5. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
LaVeist TA, Gaskin DJ, and Richard P. The economic burden of health inequalities in the United States. Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies 2009 Sep:1-12. [Uses 2002-2006 MEPS data.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Rodriguez HP, von Glahn T, Elliott MN, et al. The effect of performance-based financial incentives on improving patient care experiences: a statewide evaluation. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Dec; 24(12):1281-8. [Uses Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) data, citing AHRQ-sponsored publication, Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Clinician and Group Survey: Submission to National Quality Forum, 2006; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Rosenthal and Dudley (JAMA, 2007), Rosenthal et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006 and Med Care Res Rev, 2006), Young et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2007), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Maclean CD, Gagnon M, Callas P, et al. The Vermont Diabetes Information System: a cluster randomized trial of a population based decision support system. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Dec; 24(12):1303-10. [Uses MEPS visit cost data, citing AHRQ publications, Expenses for a Hospital Emergency Room Visit, 2003, MEPS Statistical Brief No. 111, Expenses for Office-based Physician Visits by Specialty, 2004, MEPS Statistical Brief No. 266, 2007, and MEPS publication, 2005 Hospital Inpatient Stays, 2007, all published on MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Sequist et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2005), Shojania et al. (JAMA, 2006), O'Connor et al. (Diabetes Care, 2009), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Beal A, Hernandez S, Doty M. Latino access to the patient-centered medical home. J Gen Intern Med 2009 Nov; 24 Suppl 3:S514-S520. [Uses 2005 MEPS Household Component data, citing AHRQ publication, Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, Methodology Report No. 22, 2008, as published on MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Hospital Medicine
Blanden AR, Rohr RE. Cognitive interview techniques reveal specific behaviors and issues that could affect patient satisfaction relative to hospitalists. J Hosp Med 2009 Nov; 4(9):E1-E6. [Uses Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (H-CAHPS) survey data; cites AHRQ Web page Reducing Medical Mistakes, as published on AHRQ's Questions Are the Answer Web site; cites article by Goldstein et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005), using CAHPS® data.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of December 2009
Internet Citation: Relationship between Antiepileptic Drugs and Suicide Attempts in Patients with Bipolar Disorder: Articles of Interest, December 25, 2009. December 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/122509.html

 

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