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January 25, 2008

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

American Journal of Medicine
Fiscella K, Meldrum S, Barnett S. Hospital discharge against advice after myocardial infarction: deaths and readmissions. Am J Med 2008 Dec; 120(12):1047-53. [Supported by grant R01 HS10910-02.]

Murray DJ, Boulet Jr, Avidan M, et al. Performance of residents and anesthesiologists in a simulation-based skill assessment. Anesthesiology 2007 Nov; 107(5):705-13. [Supported by grant U18 HS016652-01.]

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Hsieh M, Auble TE, Yealy DM. Validation of the Acute Heart Failure Index. Ann Emerg Med 2008 Jan; 51(1):37-44. [Supported by grant R01 HS10888.]

Archives of General Psychiatry
Olfson M, Marcus SC, Druss BG. Effects of Food and Drug Administration warnings on antidepressant use in a national sample. Arch Gen Psychiatry 2008 Jan; 65(1):94-101. [Supported by grant HS016097.]

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Feinstein JA, Ernst LM, Ganesh J, et al. What new information pediatric autopsies can provide: a retrospective evaluation of 100 consecutive autopsies using family-centered criteria. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2007 Dec; 161(12):1190-6. [Supported by grant K08 HS00002.]

Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
Mann DM, Allegrante JP, Natarajan S, et al. Predictors of adherence to statins for primary prevention. Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 2007 Aug; 21(4):311-6. [Supported by grant T32 HS00066.]

Stukenborg GJ, Wagner DP, Harrell FE Jr, et al. Which hospitals have significantly better or worse than expected mortality rates for acute myocardial infarction patients? Improved risk adjustment with present-at-admission diagnoses. Circulation 2007 Dec 18; 116(25):2960-8. [Supported by grants R01 HS10134 and K02 HS11419.]

Critical Care Clinics
Berenholtz SM, Pronovost PJ. Monitoring patient safety. Crit Care Clin 2007 Jul; 23(3):659-73. [Supported by grant 1 UC1 HS14246.]

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Talbot TR, Tejedor SC, Greevy RA, et al. Survey of infection control programs in a large national healthcare system. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2007 Dec; 28(12):1401-3. [Supported by grant HS015934-01.]

Linkin DR, Fishman NO, Landis JR, et al. Effect of communication errors during calls to an antimicrobial stewardship program. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2007 Dec; 28(12):1374-81. [Supported by grants U18 HS10399 and F32 HS023982.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Machtinger EL, Wang F, Chen LL, et al. A visual medication schedule to improve anticoagulation control: a randomized, controlled trial. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2007 Oct; 33(10):625-35. [Supported by grant P01 HS10856.]

Journal of Addictive Diseases
Goldstein RB, Asarnow JR, Jaycox LH, et al. Correlates of non-problematic and problematic substance use among depressed adolescents in primary care. J Addict Dis 2007; 26(3):39-52. [Supported by grant HS09908.]

Journal of Clinical Rheumatology
Nguyen-Oghalai TU, Ottenbacher KJ, Caban M, et al. The impact of rheumatoid arthritis on rehabilitation outcomes after lower extremity arthroplasty. J Clin Rheumatol 2007 Oct; 13(5):247-50. [Supported by grant R24 HS011618.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Plomondon ME, Magici DJ, Masoudi FA, et al. Association between angina and treatment satisfaction after myocardial infarction. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Jan; 23(1):1-6. [Supported by grant R01 HS11282-01.]

Tice JA, Hoffman RM, Steiner C, et al. Introduction [to special supplement on evaluation of medical device technology.]. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Jan; 23 Suppl 1:1. [Third author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.]

Zhan C, Baine WB, Sedrakyan A, Steiner C. Cardiac device implementation in the United States from 1997 through 2004: a population-based analysis. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Jan; 23 Suppl 1:13-19. [First three authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence; fourth author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data for 1997-2004.]

Journal of the National Medical Association
Li X, Stanton B, Yu S. Factorial structure of problem behaviors among urban and rural American adolescents. J Natl Med Assoc 2007 Nov; 99(11):1262-70. [Supported by grant U01 HS07392.]

Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Wren TA, Do KP, Hara R, et al. Gillette Gait Index as a gait analysis summary measure: comparison with qualitative visual assessments of overall gait. J Pediatr Orthop 2007 Oct-Nov; 2797):765-8. [Supported by grant 5 R01 HS014169.]

New England Journal of Medicine
Trivedi AN, Rakowski W, Ayanian JZ. Effect of cost sharing on screening mammography in Medicare health plans. N Engl J Med 2008 Jan 24; 358(4):375-83. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS000020-20.]

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dickersin K, Munro MG, Clark M, et al. Hysterectomy compared with endometrial ablation for dysfunctional uterine bleeding: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol 2007 Dec; 110(6):1279-89. [Supported by grant U01 Hs09506.]

Winterstein AG, Gerhard T, Shuster J, et al. Cardiac safety of central nervous system stimulants in children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Pediatrics 2007 Dec; 120(6):e1494-e1501. [Supported by grant U18 HS016097.]

Kelly PJ, Morrow JD, Ning M, et al. Oxidative stress and matrix metalloproteinase-9 in acute ischemic stroke: the Biomarker Evaluation. Stroke 2008 Jan; 39(1):100-4. [Supported by grant R01 HS011392.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

AORN Journal
O'Meara E. The effects of electronic documentation in the ambulatory surgery setting. AORN J 2007 Dec; 86(6):970-9. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Fitzmaurice, Adams, and Eisenberg (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2002.]

Canadian Medical Association Journal
Aujesky D, Mor MK, Geng M, et al. Hospital volume and patient outcomes in pulmonary embolism. CMAJ 2008 Jan 1; 178(1):27-33. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).]

Parshuram CS, To T, Seto W, et al. Systematic evaluation of errors occurring during the preparation of intravenous medication. CMAJ 2008 Jan 1; 178(1):42-48. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kaushal et al. (JAMA, 2001) and Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).]

D Amico AV, Chen MH, Renshaw AA, et al. Androgen suppression and radiation vs radiation alone for prostate cancer. JAMA 2007 Jan 23; 299(3):289-95. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Elixhauser et al. (Med Care, 1998).]

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Revicki D, Hays RD, Cella D, et al. Recommended methods for determining responsiveness and minimally important differences for patient-reported outcomes. J Clin Epidemiol 2008 Feb; 61(2):102-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Yost et al. (Eval Health Prof, 2005) and Wyrwich et al. (Qual Life Res, 2005).]

Henschke N, Maher CG, Refshauge KM. A systematic review identifies five red flags to screen for vertebral fracture in patients with low back pain. J Clin Epidemiol 2008 Feb; 61(2):110-18. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Acute Low Back Problems in Adults, 1994, and AHRQ-funded article by Deyo et al. (JAMA, 1992).]

Tooth L, Hockey R, Byles J, et al. Weighted multimorbidity indexes predicted mortality, health service use, and health-related quality of life in older women. J Clin Epidemiol 2008 Feb; 61(2):151-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Deyo et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992) and Romano et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 1993).]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Nuckols TK, Lim YW, Wynn BO, et al. Rigorous development does not ensure that guidelines are acceptable to a panel of knowledgeable providers. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Jan; 23(1):37-44. [Notes that AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse requires basic standards for included guidelines and cites AHRQ Web site publication National Guideline Clearinghouse™ Inclusion Criteria; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Shekelle et al. (N Engl J Med, 1998 and JAMA, 2001) and Hasenfeld and Shekelle (Qual Saf Health Care , 2003).]

Schmittdiel J, Mosen DM, Glasgow RE, et al. Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC) and improved patient-centered outcomes for chronic conditions. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Jan; 23(1):77-80. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Glasgow et al. (Diabetes Care, 2005).]

Agostini JV, Concato J, Inouye SK. Improving sedative-hypnotic prescribing in older hospitalized patients: provider-perceived benefits and barriers of a computer-based reminder. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Jan; 23 Suppl 1:32-36. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2003) and Peterson et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2005).]

Nuckols TK, Bower AG, Paddock SM, et al. Programmable infusion pumps in ICUs: an analysis of corresponding adverse drug events. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Jan; 23 Suppl 1:41-45. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates et al. (JAMA, 1995) and Rothschild et al. (Crit Care Med, 2005).]

Reed SD, Shea AM, Schulman KA. Economic implications of potential changes to regulatory and reimbursement policies for medical devices. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Jan; 23 Suppl 150-56. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (JAMA, 2003).]

New England Journal of Medicine
Bach PB. Cost sharing for health care—whose skin? Which game? N Engl J Med 2008 Jan 24; 358(4):411-13. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Trivedi et al. cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

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

International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Rapuri S, Spencer J, Eckels D. Importance of postpolypectomy surveillance and postpolypectomy compliance to follow-up screening-review of literature. Int J Colorectal Dis 2008 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print. Cites USPSTF recommendations that initial colorectal cancer screening be given for people above 50 years of age with average risk and earlier in people with a strong family history and other risk factors.]

Journal of Family Practice
Waldman MJ, Neher JO, Harper A. Does screening reduce lung cancer mortality? J Fam Pract 2008 Jan; 57(1):49-50. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement Lung Cancer Screening, on AHRQ Web site.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Nguyen GT, Barg FK, Armstrong K, et al. Cancer and communication in the health care setting: experiences of older Vietnamese immigrants, a qualitative study. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Jan; 23(1):45-50. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statements, Screening for Colorectal Cancer, Screening for Breast Cancer, and Screening for Prostate Cancer, all published 2002 on AHRQ Web site.]

Feldman MD, Petersen AJ, Karlliner LS, et al. Who is responsible for evaluating the safety and effectiveness of medical devices? The role of independent technology assessment. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Jan; 23 Suppl:57-63. [Mentions the USPSTF and AHRQ, through the Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions About Effectiveness (DeCIDE) network, Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs), and Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs), as Federal Government sources of technology assessment research and dissemination.]

Reviews in Gastroenterological Disorders
Deenadayalu VP, Rex DK. Colorectal cancer screening: guide to the guidelines. Rev Gastroenterol Disord 2007 Fall; 7(4):204-13. [Mentions the screening guidelines from the USPSTF as among those most widely considered by gastroenterologists in the United States; cites USPSTF colorectal screening recommendations (Ann Intern Med, 2002); evaluates guideline approaches of the USPSTF and the U.S. Multisociety Task Force on Colorectal Cancer, noted as having been organized by AHRQ.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Esteban A, Ferguson ND, Meade MO. Evolution of mechanical ventilation in response to clinical research. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008 Jan 15; 177(2):170-77. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.]

Canadian Medical Association Journal
Etchells E, Juurlink D, Levinson W. Medication errors: the human factor. CMAJ 2008 Jan 1; 178(1):63-64. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001, and AHRQ-funded article by Shojania et al. (JAMA, 2002).]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Paasche-Orlow MK, Wolf MS. Evidence does not support clinical screening of literacy. J Gen Intern Med 2008 Jan; 23(1):100-2. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Health Literacy: Impact on Health Outcomes, 2004; cites AHRQ-funded evidence review on literacy and health outcomes (Dewalt et al., J Gen Intern Med, 2004).]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Epidemiology
Steptoe A, O Donnell K, Badrick E, et al. Neuroendocrine and inflammatory factors associated with positive affect in healthy men and women: the Whitehall II study. Am J Epidemiol 2008 Jan 1; 96-102. [Uses study cohort from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.]

AORN Journal
Marshall DA, Manus DA. A team training program using human factors to enhance patient safety. AORN J 2007 Dec; 86(6):994-1011. [Uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, as accessed on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.]

International Journal of Epidemiology
Laaksonen E, Martikainen P, Lahelma E, et al. Socioeconomic circumstances and common mental disorders among Finnish and British public sector employees: evidence from the Helsinki Health Study and the Whitehall II Study. Int J Epidemiol 2007 Aug; 36(4):776-86. [Uses study cohort from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.]

Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
Griffin JM, Greiner BA, Stansfeld SA, et al. The effect of self-reported and observed job conditions on depression and anxiety symptoms: a comparison of theoretical models. J Occup Health Psychol 2007 Oct; 12(4):334-49. [Uses study cohort from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.]

Journal of Psychosomatic Research
De Vogli R, Brunner E, Marnot MG. Unfairness and the social gradient of metabolic syndrome in the Whitehall II Study. J Psychosom Res 2007 Oct; 63(4):413-9. [Uses study cohort from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.]

Head J, Kivimaki M, Siegrist J, et al. Effort-reward imbalance and relational injustice at work predict sickness absence: the Whitehall II study. J Psychosom Res 2007 Oct; 63(4):433-40. [Uses study cohort from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.]

Tsao JC, Stein JA, Dobalian A. Pain, problem drug use history, and aberrant analgesic use behaviors in persons living with HIV. Pain 2007 Dec 15; 133(1-3):128-37. [Uses study sample from the AHRQ-sponsored HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study, previously funded by grant U01 HS08578.]

Social Science and Medicine
Bartley M, Head J, Stansfeld S. Is attachment style a source of resilience against health inequalities at work? Soc Sci Med 2007 Feb; 64(4):765-75. [Uses study cohort from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.]

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