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February 15, 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 Cardiology
Concannon TW, Kent DM, Normand SL, et al. A geospatial analysis of emergency transport and inter-hospital transfer in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Am J Cardiol 2008 Jan 1; 101(1):69-74. [Supported by grants R01 HS010282 and T32 HS00060-12.]

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Liang H, Mojtahedi MC, Chen D, et a. Elevated C-reactive protein associated with decreased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in men with spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2008 Jan; 89(1):36-41. [Supported by grant R03HS011277-01.]

Arthritis and Rheumatism
Curtis JR, Xi J, Patkar N, et al. Drug-specific and time-dependent risks of bacterial infection among patients with rheumatoid arthritis who were exposed to tumor necrosis factor alpha antagonists. Arthritis Rheum 2007 Dec; 56(12):4226-7. [Supported by grant HS10389.]

Arthritis and Rheumatism (Arthritis Care and Research)
Panopalis P, Julian L, Yazdany J, et al. Impact of memory impairment on employment status in persons with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheum 2007 Dec 15; 57(8):1453-60. [Supported by grant 1 R01-HS013893.]

Fry RB, Ray MN, Cobaugh DJ, et al.. Racial/ethnic disparities in patient-reported nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) risk awareness, patient-doctor NSAID risk communication, and NSAID risk behavior. Arthritis Rheum 2007 Dec 15; 57(8):1539-45. [Supported by grant U18 HS10389.]

Yazdany J, Yelin EH, Panopalis P, et al. Validation of the systemic lupus erythematosus activity questionnaire in a large observational cohort. Arthritis Rheum 2008 Jan 15; 59(1):136-43. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS013893.]

Kovac SH, Saag KG, Curtis JR, et al. Association of health-related quality of life with dual use of prescription and over-the-counter nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. Arthritis Rheum 2008 Feb 15; 59(2):227-33. [Supported by grant U18 HS10389.]

BMC Health Services Research
Skinner AC, Mayer ML. Effects of insurance status on children s access to specialty care: a systematic review of the literature. BMC Health Serv Res 2007 Nov 28; 7:14. [Supported by grant 1 K02 HS013309-01-A1.]

Clinical Infectious Diseases
Jasti H, Mortensen EM, Obrosky DS, et al. Causes and risk factors for rehospitalization of patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis 2008 Feb 15; 46(4):550-6. [Supported by grant R01 HS08282.]

Diabetes Care
Skinner AC, Weinberger M, Mulvaney S, et al. Accuracy of perceptions of overweight and relation to self-care behaviors among adolescents with type 2 diabetes and their parents. Diabetes Care 2008 Feb; 31(2):227-9. [Supported by grant H T32 HS00032-14.]

Health Economics
Liang L, Huang J. Go out or stay in? The effects of zero tolerance laws on alcohol use and drinking and driving patterns among college students. Health Econ 2008 Jan 25. [Epub ahead of print. First author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends.]

Health Services Research
DeVoe JE, Krois L, Edlund T, et al. Uninsurance among children whose parents are losing Medicaid coverage: results from a statewide survey of Oregon families. Health Serv Res 2008 Feb; 43(1 Pt II):401-18. [Supported by grants 5 F32 HS014645 and 1 K08 HS16181.]

Hill SC. The accuracy of reported insurance status in the MEPS. Inquiry 2007-2008 Winter; 44(4):443-68. [Author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)-Household Component (HC) for 1996.]

Journal of Nursing Administration
Keohane CA, Bane AD, Featherstone E, et al. Quantifying nursing workflow in medication administration. J Nurs Adm 2008 Jan; 38(1):19-26. [Supported by grant HS14053-02.]

Journal of Vascular Surgery
Greenstein AJ, Chassin MR, Wang J, et al. Association between minor and major surgical complications after carotid endarterectomy: results of the New York Carotid Artery Surgery study. J Vasc Surg 2007 Dec; 46(6):1138-46. [Supported by grant R01 HS09754-01.]

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Gelberg L, Lu MC, Leake BD, et al. Homeless women: who is really at risk for unintended pregnancy? Matern Child Health J 2008 Jan; 12(1):52-60. [Supported by grant R01 HS08323.]

Finch SA, Weiley V, Ip EH, et al. Impact of pediatricians' perceived self-efficacy and confidence on violence prevention counseling: a national study. Matern Child Health J 2008 Jan; 12(1):75-82. [Supported by NICHD/AHRQ grant R01 HD42260.]

Nursing for Women s Health
Clancy CM. Bariatric surgery: what women need to know. Nurs Womens Health 2008 Feb; 12(1):21-24. [Author is the AHRQ director.]

Patient Education and Counseling
Cox ED, Smith MA, Brown RL, et al. Assessment of the physician-caregiver relationship scales (PCRS). Patient Educ Couns 2008 Jan; 70(1):69-78. [Supported by grant K08 HS13183.]

Pediatric Nursing
Melnyk BM, Fineout-Overholt E, Hockenberry M, et al. Improving healthcare and outcomes for high-risk children and teens: formation of the National consortium for Pediatric and Adolescent Evidence-Based Practice. Pediatr Nurs 2007 Nov-Dec; 33(6):525-9. [Supported by grant R13 HS0116758-01.]

Tobacco Control\
Hill SC, Liang L. Smoking in the home and children's health. Tob Control 2008 Feb; 17(1):32-37. [Author are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends.]

Value in Health
Clabaugh G, Ward MM. Cost-of-illness studies in the United States: a systematic review of methodologies used for direct cost. Value Health 2008 Jan-Feb; 11(1):13-21. [Supported by grant HS015009.]

Women's Health Issues
Austin EL, Andersen R, Gelberg L. Ethnic differences in the correlates of mental distress among homeless women. Womens Health Issues 2008 Jan-Feb; 18(8):26-34. [Supported by grant R01 HS08323.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Esposito E, Wang JL, Adair CE, et al. Frequency and adequacy of depression treatment in a Canadian population sample. Can J Psychiatry, 2007 Dec; 52(12):780-9. [Cites AHRQ publication, Trends in Antidepressant Use by the US Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 1997 and 2002, MEPS Statistical Brief No. 76, 2005.]

Family Practice Management
Gottlieb K, Sylvester I, Eby D. Transforming your practice: what matters most. Fam Pract Manag 2008 Jan; 280(1):32-38. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Moy, Dayton, and Clancy, researchers in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and AHRQ director (Health Aff, 2005).]

Wu AW, Lipshutz AK, Pronovost PJ. Effectiveness and efficiency of root cause analysis in medicine. JAMA 2008 Feb 13; 299(6):685-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004).]

Journal of Health Communication
Jibaja-Weiss ML, Volk RJ. Utilizing computerized entertainment education in the development of decision aids for lower literate and naive computer users. J Health Commun, 2007 Oct-Nov; 1297):681-97. [Acknowledgements state that related research was funded by AHRQ under grant 5 R01 HS10612.]

Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Leibson CL, Petterson TM, Bailey KR, et al. Risk factors for venous thromboembolism in nursing home residents. Mayo Clin Proc 2008 Feb; 83(2):151-7. [Cites AHRQs National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) and AHRQ publication, Patient Safety Indicators: Technical Specifications, 2003 and revision 2006.]

Research on Aging
Taylor MG. Timing, accumulation, and the black/white disability gap in later life: a test of weathering. Res Aging 2008 Mar; 30(2):226-50. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Spector et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 1998) and Weinick et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2000).]

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

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Berkowitz Z, Hawkins NA, Peipins LA, et al. Beliefs, risk perceptions, and gaps in knowledge as barriers to colorectal cancer screening in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2008 Feb; 56(2):307-14. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer and associated USPSTF-sponsored evidence review (both in Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Mayo Clinic Proceedings
O Connor KM, Chien AJ. Management of melanocytic lesions in the primary care setting. Mayo Clin Proc 2008 Feb; 83(2):208-14. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on counseling to prevent skin cancer (MMWR Recomm Rep, 2003).]

New England Journal of Medicine
Cohen JT, Neumann PJ, Weinstein MC. Does preventive care save money? Health economics and the presidential candidates. N Engl J Med 2008 Feb 14; 358(7):661-63. [Cites mortality reduction and cost savings from USPSTF preventive measures as described in article by Maciosek et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2006).]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Hales B, Terblanche M, Fowler R, et al. Development of medical checklists for improved quality of patient care. Int J Qual Health Care 2008 Feb; 20(1):22-30. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Healthcare Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001; cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).]

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

Archives of Internal Medicine
Shirazi M, Hood RG. Can it all be so simple? Arch Intern Med 2008 Feb 11; 168(3):328. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2004.]

International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Hussey P, Anderson G, Berthelot J, et al. Trends in socioeconomic disparities in health care quality in four countries. Int J Qual Health Care 2008 Feb; 20(1):53-61. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2006.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Ananthakrishnan AN, McGinley EL, Binion DG. Excess hospitalization burden associated with clostridium difficile in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Gut 2008 Feb; 57(2):205-10. [Uses 2003 data from AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS).]

Gynecologic Oncology
Jewell EL, Kulasingam S, Myers ER, et al. Primary surgery versus chemoradiation in the treatment of IB2 cervical carcinoma: a cost effectiveness analysis. Gynecol Oncol, 2007 Dec; 107(3):532-40. [Uses HCUP cost data.]

Martin BI, Deyo RA, Mirza SK, et al. Expenditures and health status among adults with back and neck problems. JAMA 2008 Feb 13; 299(6):656-64. [Uses 1997-2005 MEPS data.]

Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Paquette IM, Smink D, Finlayson SR. Outpatient cholecystectomy at hospitals versus freestanding ambulatory surgery centers. J Am Coll Surg 2008 Feb; 206(2):301-5. [Uses AHRQ's 2002-2003 data from HCUP State Ambulatory Surgery Database (SASD).]

Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Fueki K, Kimoto K, Ogawa T, et al. Effect of implant-supported or retained dentures on masticatory performance; a systematic review. J Prosthet Dent, 2007 Dec; 98(6):470-7. [Uses AHRQ's levels of evidence rating system to assess retrieved studies.]

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Bethell CD, Read D, Blumberg SJ, et al. What is the prevalence of children with special health care needs? Toward an understanding of variations in findings and methods across three national surveys. Matern Child Health J 2008 Jan; 12(1):1-14. [Uses 2001-2004 MEPS data; cites AHRQ working paper, Utilization and Expenditures for Children with Special Health Care Needs (Chevarley, 2005).]

Current as of February 2008


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