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January 2002, No. 257


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Feature Story

Risk of bleeding is low in elderly nursing home stroke survivors taking aspirin and warfarin

Women's Health

First-time mothers who have unassisted deliveries fare better than those who have c-sections or assisted vaginal deliveries
HPV testing should be added to cervical cancer screening of HIV-positive women

Primary Care

Nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson's Disease are common but frequently overlooked by physicians
Primary care staff and clinician-family relationships are critical elements in efforts to improve quality of care

Clinical Decisionmaking

Six percent of blunt trauma patients seen in the ER have injuries to the thoracolumbar spine
Researchers examine anemia, dialysis methods, and nephrologist referral among patients with kidney disease

Children's Health

NICUs very in their use of vasopressors to stabilize blood pressure in very low birthweight infants
Rotavirus vaccine to prevent infantile gastroenteritis may not be as harmful as previously reported, but more studies are needed
Dental sealants reduce the number of cavities and costs for cavity-prone, Medicaid-insured children

Outcomes/Effectiveness Research

Researchers examine the influence of hospital surgery volume, procedure type, and patient age on surgical risk
Studies focus on anesthesia management in cataract surgery

Mental Health

Few patients being treated for depression in primary care are counseled about substance abuse problems
QI programs that foster collaboration between mental health specialists and primary care doctors enhance depression care

Evidence-Based Medicine

Using a simple set of clinical criteria is a cost-effective approach to treating suspected acute bacterial sinusitis

Health Care Costs and Financing

Hospital emergency departments play a critical role in monitoring the Nation's health care safety net

Market Forces

HMO market penetration does not account for poorer financial performance of public compared with private hospitals
Local market conditions may inhibit the development and growth of physician organizations

Agency News and Notes

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force urges clinicians and patients to discuss aspirin therapy
New Web site helps hospital-based doctors and nurses diagnose anthrax, smallpox and other rare infections
AHRQ and NIH form partnership to broaden evidence used in consensus development conferences
Attention researchers: Do you have a story to tell? If so, AHRQ needs you


New MEPS reports are now available from AHRQ
Audiotapes now available from workshops on important health topics
Grant final reports now available from NTIS

Research Briefs

Current as of January 2002
AHRQ Publication No. 02-0012

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