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August 22, 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 Surgeon
Dossett LA, Cao H, Mowery NT, et al. Blood glucose variability is associated with mortality in the surgical intensive care unit. Am Surg 2008 Aug; 74(8):679-85. [Supported by grant T32 HS13833.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Health Services Research
Glance LG, Li Y, Osler TM, et al. Impact of date stamping on patient safety measurement in patients undergoing CABG: experience with the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators. BMC Health Serv Res 2008 Aug 13; 8:176. [Supported by grant R01 HS13617; uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs).] Select to access the abstract.

Zhou Y, Wang H, Fang W, et al. Incidence trends of mantle cell lymphoma in the United States between 1992 and 2004. Cancer 2008 Aug 15; 113(4):791-8. [Supported by grant R01 HS16743.] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Corbie Smith G, Blumenthal C, Henderson G, et al. Studying genetic research participants: lessons from the "Learning About Research in North Carolina" study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2008 Aug; 17(8):2019-24. [Supported by grant T32 HS000032.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Oncology
Thompson CA. The difficult patient. J Clin Oncol 2008 Aug 20; 26(24):4035-6. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS000066.]

Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Tuhrim S, Cooperman A, Rojas M, et al. The association of race and sex with the underuse of stroke prevention measures. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2008 Jul-Aug; 17(4):226-34. [Supported by P01 HS10859.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Clinics of North America
Weinstock P, Halamek LP. Teamwork during resuscitation. Pediatr Clin North Am 2008 Aug; 55(4):1011-24. [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS12022-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality & Safety in Health Care
Kuo GM, Phillips RL, Hickner JM. Medication errors reported by US family physicians and their office staff. Qual Saf Health Care 2008 Aug;17(4):286-90. [Supported by grant P20 HS11584.] Select to access the abstract.

Dossett LA, Dittus RS, Speroff T, et al. Cost-effectiveness of routine radiographs after emergent open cavity operations. Surgery 2008 Aug; 144(2):317-21. [Supported by grant T32 HS13833.] Select to access the abstract.

Davenport DL, Henderson WG, Hogan S, et al. Surgery resident working conditions and job satisfaction. Surgery 2008 Aug; 144(2):332-8.e5. [Supported by grant HS01005.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Hemingway H, Chen R, Junghans C, et al. Appropriateness criteria for coronary angiography in angina:reliability and validity. Ann Intern Med 2008; 149(4): 221-31. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Selby et al. (N Engl J Med, 1996), Normand et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2001), Guadagnoli E et al. (N Engl J Med, 2000). and Shekelle et al. (N Engl J Med, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Faxon DP. Assessing appropriateness of coronary angiography: another step in improving quality. Ann Intern Med 2008; 149(4):276-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Selby et al. (New Engl J Med, 1996).]

AORN Journal
Hanson D, Hoss BL, Wesorick B. Evaluating the evidence: guidelines. AORN J 2008 88(2):184-96. [Discusses the history and inclusion criteria of the National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC).] Select to access the abstract.

British Medical Journal
Little P, Lewith G, Webley F, et al. Randomised controlled trial of Alexander technique lessons, exercise, and massage (ATEAM) for chronic and recurrent back pain. BMJ 2008 Aug 23; 337(7667):a884. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Cherkin (Arch Intern Med, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Normand ST. Key issues in outcome research: some old and some new statistical tools for outcome research. Circulation 2008 Aug 19; 118(8):872-84. [Cites AHRQ publication Outcomes Research Fact Sheet, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Evidence-Based Mental Health
Tyrer P. So careless of the single trial. Evid Based Ment Health 2008 Aug; 11(3) 65-6. [Cites AHRQ publication, Categories of Evidence Relevant to Specific Causal Relationships and Treatments, 1992.]

Quality & Safety in Health Care
Stevens DP. Healthcare system error: beyond apology. Qual Saf Health Care 2008 Aug;17(4):234-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006.]

Griffin FA, Classen DC. Detection of adverse events in surgical patients using the Trigger Tool approach. Qual Saf Health Care 2008 Aug;17(4):253-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Rosenthal et al. (Health Aff, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Hakkennes S, Dodd K. Guideline implementation in allied health professions: a systematic review of the literature. Qual Saf Health Care 2008 Aug;17(4):296-300. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Tierney et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Journal of Women's Health
Peterson NB, Murff HJ, Cui Y, et al. Papanicolaou testing among women in the southern United States. J Womens Health 2008 Jul/Aug; 17(6):939-46. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer (Am J Nurs, 2003); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Wee et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2000 and Obes Res, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology
Lin RY, Shah SN. Increasing hospitalizations due to angioedema in the United States. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2008 Aug; 10192);185-92. [Uses 1998-2005 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Singh-Manoux A, Gimeno D, Kivimaki M, et al. Low HDL cholesterol is a risk factor for deficit and decline in memory in midlife: the Whitehall II study. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2008 Aug; 28(8):1556-62. [Uses study cohort and data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Ostomy Wound Management
Smith RG. Enzymatic debriding agents: an evaluation of the medical literature. Ostomy Wound Manage 2008 Aug; 54(8):16-34. [Uses AHRQ's NGC as a source for clinical practice guidelines on the use of enzymatic debridement agents.] Select to access the abstract.

Swiss Medical Weekly
Gapany C, Frey P, Cachat F, et al. Management of cryptorchidism in children: guidelines. Swiss Med Wkly 2008 Aug 23; 138(33-34):492-8. [Uses AHRQ's NGC as a source for clinical practice guidelines on the management of cryptorchidism in children.] Select to access the abstract.

Western Journal of Nursing Research
Halbesleben JR, Wakefield BJ, Wakefield DS, et al. Nurse burnout and patient safety outcomes: nurse safety perception versus reporting behavior. West J Nurs Res 2008 Aug; 30(5):560-77. [Uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Culture Survey to assess patient safety outcomes; cites AHRQ publication Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2004, prepared by Westat under contract to AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Women's Health Issues
Shin J, Moon S. Quality of care and role of health insurance among non-elderly women with disabilities. Womens Health Issues 2008 Jul; 18(4):238-48. [Uses 2002 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of August 2008


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