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July 6, 2007

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

Annals of Family Medicine
Kong AS, Williams RL, Smith M, et al. Acanthosis Nigerians and diabetes risk factors; prevalence in young persons seen in southwestern U.S. primary care practices. Ann Fam Med 2007 May-Jun; 5(3):202-8. [Supported by grant R21 HS13496.]

Feifer C, Nemeth L, Nietert PJ, et al. Different paths to high-quality care: three archetypes of top-performing practice sites. Ann Fam Med 2007 May-Jun; 5(3):233-41. [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS013716.]

Tierney WM, Oppenheimer CC, Hudson BL, et al. A national survey of primary care practice-based research networks. Ann Fam Med 2007 May-Jun; 5(3):242-50. [Seventh author is David Atkins, researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.]

Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Kurian BT, Ray WA, Arbogast PG, et al. Effect of regulatory warnings on antidepressant prescribing for children and adolescents. Arch Pediar Adolesc Med 2007 Jul; 161(7):690-6. [Supported by grant HS10384.]

Harvard Review of Psychiatry
Hermann RC, Rollins CK, Chan JA. Risk-adjusting outcomes of mental health and substance-related care: a review of the literature. Harv Rev Psychiatry 2007 Mar-Apr; 15(2);52-69. [Supported by grant R01 HS10303.]

Home Healthcare Nurse
Wright K, Hazelett S. Jarjoura D, et al. The AD-LIFE trial: working to integrate medical and psychosocial care management models. Home Healthc Nurse 2007 May; 25(5):308-14. [Supported by grant R01 HS014539-02.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Seligman HK, Bindman AB, Vittinghoff E, et al. Food insecurity is associated with diabetes mellitus: results from the National Health Examination and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2002. J Gen Intern Med 2007 Jul; 22(7):1018-23. [Supported by grant K08 HS011415-03.]

Journal of Public Health Dentistry
Lee JY, Rozier RG, Lee SY, et al. Development of a word recognition instrument to test health literacy in dentistry: the REALD-30—a brief communication. J Public Health Dent 2007 Spring; 67(2):94-8. [Supported by grant R03 HS13233.]

Medical Care
Fleishman JA, Zuvekas SH. Global self-rated mental health: associations with other mental health measures and with role functioning. Med Care 2007 Jul; 45(7):602-9. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses data from AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).]

Nyman JA, Barleen NA, Dowd BE, et al. Quality-of-life weights for the US population: self-reported health status and priority health conditions, by demographic characteristics. Med Care 2007 Jul; 45(7):618-28. [Supported by grant R01 HS014097-01A2; uses MEPS questions from the EQ-5D health status measure and designated MEPS priority conditions.]

Yabroff KR, McNeel TS, Waldron WR, et al. Health limitations and quality of life associated with cancer and other chronic diseases by phase of care. Med Care 2007 Jul; 45(7):629-37. [Seventh author is William Lawrence, researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.]

Berdahl TA, Kirby JB, Torres Stone RA. Access to health care for nonmetro and metro Latinos of Mexican origin in the United States. Med Care 2007 Jul; 45(7):647-54. [First two authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses MEPS data.]

Edwards RR, Klick B, Buenaver L, et al. Symptoms of distress as prospective predictors of pain-related sciatica treatment outcomes. Pain 2007 Jul; 130(1-2):47-55. [Supported by grants HS06344, HS08194, and HS09804.]

Prehospital Emergency Care
Thomas JB, Abo BN, Wang HE. Paramedic perceptions of challenges in out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation. Prehosp Emerg Care 2007 Apr-Jun; 11(2):219-23. [Supported by grant K08 HS013628.]

Wang HE, Katz S. Cognitive control and prehospital endotracheal intubation. Prehosp Emerg Care 2007 Apr-Jun; 11(2):234-9. [Supported by grant K08 HS013628.]

Statistics in Medicine
Harel O, Zhou XH. Multiple imputation: review of theory, implementation and software. Stat Med 2007 Jul 20; 26(16):3057-77. [Supported by grant R01 HS013105. See also articles by Dansinger, et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007), and Limbos, et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2007) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Cunningham-Sabo L, Carpenter WR, Peterson JC, et al. Utilization of prevention research: searching for evidence. Am J Prev Med 2007 Jul; 33(1 Suppl):S9-S20. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Farquhar, Stryer, and Slutsky (first two authors are former AHRQ researcher and Center director, respectively, and third author is current AHRQ Center director) (Int J Qual Health Care, 2002) and AHRQ-funded article by Glasgow, et al. (Am J Public Health, 2003).]

Annals of Family Medicine
Crosson JC, Ohman-Strickland PA, Hahn KA, et al. Electronic medical records and diabetes quality of care: results from a sample of family medicine practices. Ann Fam Med 2007 May-Jun; 5(3):209-15. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bates and Gawande (N Engl J Med, 2003), Sequist, et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2005), and Sperl-Hillen, et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2005).]

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
Gross R, Tabenkin H, Heymann AD, et al. The effect of commitment to the organization on physicians' familiarity with guidelines for diabetes in managed care organizations. J Ambul Care Manag 2007 Jul-Sep; 30(3):231-40. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Harrison (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Soc Health Care, 1993).]

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Bridwell KH, Anderson PA, Boden SD, et al. What s new in spine surgery. J Bone Joint Surg 2007 Jul; 89(7):1654-63. [Summarizes findings from an article (Wang, et al., Spine, 2007) which uses data from AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) for 1992-2001.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Lin GA, Beck DC, Stewart AL, et al. Resident perceptions of the impact of work hour limitations. J Gen Intern Med 2007 Jul; 22(7):969-75. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Landrigan, et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).]

Okelo SO, Wu AW, Merriman B, et al. Are physician estimates of asthma severity less accurate in black than in white patients? J Gen Intern Med 2007 Jul; 22(7):976-81. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Trivedi, et al. (N Engl J Med, 2005) and Vaccarino, et al. (N Eng J Med, 2005).]

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Grant MJ, Larsen GY. Effect of an anonymous reporting system on near-miss and harmful medical error reporting in a pediatric intensive care unit. J Nurs Care Qual 2007 Jul-Sep; 22(3):213-21. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Kaushal, et al. (JAMA, 2001), cites AHRQ-authored articles by Miller and Zhan (Pediatrics, 2004) and Battles and Keyes (Biomed Instrum Technol, 2002), and cites AHRQ-funded Institute of Medicine report, Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses, 2004).]

Medical Care
Li Y, Glance LG, Cai X, et al. Are patients with coexisting mental disorders more likely to receive CABG surgery from low-quality cardiac surgeons? The experience in New York State. Med Care 2007 Jul; 45(7):587-93. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Elixhauser, et al. (Med Care, 1998) and cites AHRQ/Kaiser Family Foundation publication, Americans as Health Care Consumers: An Update on the Role of Quality Information, 2000.]

Mukamel DB, Weimer DL, Buchmueller TC, et al. Changes in racial disparities in access to coronary artery bypass grafting surgery between the late 1990s and early 2000s. Med Care 2007 Jul; 45(7):664-71. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hannan, et al. (Health Serv Res, 1997 and JAMA, 1994), Mukamel, et al. (Health Serv Res, 2000 and 2002), Fiscella, et al. (Ann Surg 2005), and Schulman, et al. (N Engl J Med, 1999).]

Statistics in Medicine
Cai Z, Kuroki M, Sato T. Non-parametric bounds on treatment effects with non-compliance by covariate adjustment. Stat Med 2007 Jul 20; 26(16):3188-204. [Cites article by Robins in NCHSR (AHRQ predecessor) publication, Health Services Research Methodology: A Focus on AIDS, 1989.]

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

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Klabunde CN, Meissner HI, Wooten KG, et al. Comparing colorectal cancer screening and immunization status in older Americans. Am J Prev Med 2007 Jul; 33(1):1-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations for colorectal cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
Seligman HK, Chattopadhyay, Vittingboff E, et al. Racial and ethnic differences in receipt of primary care services between Medicaid fee-for-service and managed care plans. J Ambul Care Manag 2007 Jul-Sep; 30(3):264-73. [Cites Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2005.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Guerra CE, Jacobs SE, Holmes JH, et al. Are physicians discussing prostate cancer screening with their patients and why or why not? A pilot study. J Gen Intern Med 2007 Jul; 22(7):901-7. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening prostate cancer screening (Am Fam Physician, 2003).]

Horgan CM, Garnick DW, Merrick EL, et al. Health plan requirements for mental health and substance use screening in primary care. J Gen Intern Med 2007 Jul; 22(7):930-6. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Lavery LL, Lu SY, Chang CC, et al. Cognitive assessment of older primary care patients with and without memory complaints. J Gen Intern Med 2007 Jul; 22(7):949-54. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for dementia (Ann Intern Med, 2003).]

Hoffman RM, Helitzer DL. Moving towards shared decision making in prostate cancer screening. J Gen Intern Med2007 Jul; 22(7):1056-7. [Begins with summary statement of USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Journal Watch
Screening and management of abdominal aortic aneurysm. J Watch 2007 Jul 1; 27(13):103. [Summarizes and comments on USPSTF recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneuryism (Ann Intern Med 2005).]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Dansinger ML, Tatsioni A, Wong JB, et al. Meta-analysis: the effect of dietary counseling for weight loss. Ann Intern Med 2007 Jul 3; 147(1):41-50. [Supported by contract 290-02-0022 to the Tufts-New England Center Evidence-based Practice Center.]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Limbos MA, Chan LS, Wolf C, et al. Effectiveness of interventions to prevent youth violence: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med 2007 Jul; 33(1):65-74. [Supported by contract 290-02-0003 and based on research conducted by the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center under contract 290-97-0001.]

Archives of Surgery
Timaran CH, Veith FJ, Rosero EB, et al. Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair in patients with the highest risk and in-hospital mortality in the United States. Arch Surg 2007 Jun; 142(6):520-4. [Begins with summary statement of findings from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Comparison of Endovascular and Open Surgical Repairs for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, 2006; uses HCUP NIS data from 2001-2004 and AHRQ's Clinical Classification Software (CCS).]

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

Medical Care
Bowman SM, Martin DP, Sharar SR, et al. Racial disparities in outcomes of persons with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Med Care 2007 Jul; 45(7):686-90. [Cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Patil CG, Lad SP, Santarelli J, et al. National inpatient complications and outcomes after surgery for spinal metastasis from 1993-2002. Cancer 2007 Jun 18; 110(3):625-30. [Uses HCUP NIS data from 1993-2002.]

Child s Nervous System
Sin AH, Rashidi M, Caldito G, et al. Surgical treatment of myelomeningocele: year 2000 hospitalization, outcome, and cost analysis in the U.S. Childs Nerv Syst 2007 Jun 6. [Uses HCUP NIS data for 2000.]

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Nguyen GC, Bayless TM, Powe NR, et al. Race and health insurance are predictors of hospitalized Crohn's disease patients undergoing bowel resection. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2007 Jun 13; [Epub ahead of print. Uses HCUP NIS data from 1998-2003.]

Journal of Healthcare Quality
Hart J, Sweeney G. Integrating patient safety indicators into patient safety programs. J Healthc Qual 2006 Nov-Dec; 28(6):18-28. [Describes the development and applications of AHRQ's Quality Indicators and Patient Safety Indicators and uses them to outline the implementation of a patient safety program.]

Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Loder RT, Feinberg JR. Orthopaedic injuries in children with nonaccidental trauma: demographics and incidence from the 2000 Kids Inpatient Database. J Pediatr Orthop 2007 Jun; 27(4):421-6. [Uses data from the HCUP Kid s Inpatient Database (KID) for 2000.]

Medical Care
Neighbors CH, Rogers ML, Shenassa ED, et al. Ethnic/racial disparities in hospital procedure volume for lung resection for lung cancer. Med Care 2007 Jul; 45(7):655-63. [Uses HCUP NIS data from 1998-2003.]

Current as of July 2007


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