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September 14, 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

American Heart Journal
Lanfear DE, Jones PG, Marsh S, et al. Connexin37 (GJA4) genotype predicts survival after an acute coronary syndrome. Am Heart J 2007 Sep; 154(3):561-6. [Supported by grant R01 HS11282-01.]

American Journal of Medical Quality
Roberts LL, Ely JW, Ward MM. Factors contributing to maternal birth-related trauma. Am J Med Qual 2007 Sep-Oct; 22(5):334-43. [Supported by grant HS015009; uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators and Inpatient Quality Indicators.]

Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Vargas PA, Perry TT, Robles E, et al. Relationship of body mass index with asthma indicators in Head Start children. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2007 Jul; 99(1):22-8. [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS11062.]

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Miller CA, Tebb KP, Williams JK, et al. Chlamydial screening in urgent care visits: adolescent-reported acceptability associated with adolescent perception of clinician communication. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2007 Aug; 161(8):777-82. [Supported by grant R01 HS010537-04.]

Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
Finlayson TL, Siefert K, Ismail AI, et al. Maternal self-efficacy and 1-5-year-old children'sbrushing habits. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2007 Aug; 35(4):272-81. [First author is a post-doctoral scholar in AHRQ's Health Services Research Training Program.]

Diabetes Care
Gonzalez JS, Safren SA, Cagliero E, et al. Depression, self-care, and medication adherence in type 2 diabetes: relationships across the full range of symptom severity. Diabetes Care 2007 Sep; 30(9):2222-27. [Supported by grant 1 K02 HS014010.]

Health Communication
Cegala DJ, Street RL Jr, Clinch CR. The impact of patient participation on physicians' information provision during a primary care medical interview. Health Commun 2007; 21(2):177-85. [Supported by grant R03 HS90110-01T.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Stevenson DG, Huskamp HA, Keating NL, et al. Medicare Part D and nursing home residents. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Jul; 55(7):1115-25. [Supported by grants P01 HS10803HS01048.]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Harrison MI, Koppel R, Bar-Lev S. Unintended consequences of information technologies in health care—an interactive sociotechnical analysis. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2007 Sep-Oct; 14(5):542-9. [First author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; the pre-publication version of this article was originally listed in the Articles of Interest for July 13, 2007.]

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Wisnivesky JP, Sampson H, Berns S, et al. Lack of association between indoor allergan sensitization and asthma morbidity in inner-city adults. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2007 Jul; 120(1):113-20. [Supported by grants K08 HS013312 and R01 HS09973 (attributed to the National Institute of Aging.]

Journal of Clinical Ethics
Cohn F, Goodman-Crews P, Rudman W, et al. Proactive ethics consultation in the ICU: a comparison of value perceived by healthcare professionals and recipients. J Clin Ethics 2007 Summer; 18(2):140-7. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS10251.]

Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Frueh BC, Monnier J, Yim E, et al. A randomized trial of telepsychiatry for post-traumatic stress disorder. J Telemed Telecare 2007; 13(3):142-7. [Supported by grant HS11642.]

Tschirch P, Kritek PB. A national telehealth nursing research agenda. J Telemed Telecare 2007; 13(3):157-58. [Reports on conference funded by grant R13 HS0115961-01.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Medical Quality
Moskowitz EJ, Nash DB. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Competencies: practice-based learning and systems-based practice. Am J Med Qual 2007 Sep-Oct; 22(5):351-82. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Baker, Salas, King, and Battles (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety), et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Saf, 2005).]

Archives of Internal Medicine
Moore TJ, Cohen MR, Furberg CD. Serious adverse drug events reported to the Food and Drug Administration, 1998-2005. Arch Intern Med 2007 Sep 10; 167(16):1752-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates, et al. (JAMA, 1995).]

Dermatology Nursing
Black J, Baharestani M, Cuddigan J, et al. National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel's updated ulcer staging system. Dermatol Nurs 2007 Aug; 19(4):343-50. [Lists AHRQ guidelines, Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention, 1992, and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers, 1994, in "Additional Reading" section.]

Health Affairs
Fisher ES, Staiger DO, Bynum JP, et al. Creating accountable care organizations: the extended hospital medical staff. Health Aff 2007 Jan-Feb; 26(1):w44-57. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hofer, et al. (JAMA, 1999.]

Casalino LP, Elster A, Eisenberg A, et al. Will pay-for-performance and quality reporting affect health care disparities? Health Aff 2007 May-Jun; 26(3):w405-14. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Basu (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2005); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Mukamel, et al. (Inquiry, 2004) and Hofer, et al. (JAMA, 1999.]

Mechanic D, Tanner J. Vulnerable people, groups, and populations: societal view. Health Aff 2007 Sep-Oct; 26(5):1220-30. [Cites AHRQ publication by Stanton and Rutherford (editors in AHRQ's Office of Communications and Knowledge Transfer), The High Concentration of U.S. Health Care Expenditures, Research in Action, 2005.]

Weinick RM, Caglia JM, Friedman E, et al. Measuring racial and ethnic health care disparities in Massachusetts. Health Aff 2007 Sep-Oct; 26(5):1293-302. [First author is former AHRQ researcher; cites AHRQ Web site publication, Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2004, 2006.]

Joyce GF, Goldman DP, Karaca-Mandic P, et al. Pharmacy benefit caps and the chronically ill. Health Aff 2007 Sep-Oct; 26(5):1333-44. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Soumerai, et al. (N Engl J Med, 1994).]

Gold MR, Sofaer S, Siegelberg T. Medicare and cost-effectiveness analysis: time to ask the taxpayers. Health Aff 2007 Sep-Oct; 26(5):1399-406. [Cites and briefly discusses the Citizen's Health Care Working Group report Interim Recommendations, 2006.]

Cook NL, Hicks LS, O Malley AJ, et al. Access to specialty care and medical services in community health centers. Health Aff 2007 Sep-Oct; 26(5):1459-68. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ayanian, et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).]

Lewin ME, Baxter RJ. America's health care safety net: revisiting the 2000 IOM report. Health Aff 2007 Sep-Oct; 26(5):1490-4. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Banthin and Bernard (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (JAMA, 2006).]

Health and Social Work
Gossett M, Weinman ML. Evidence-based practice and social work: an illustration of the steps involved. Health Soc Work 2007 May; 32(2):147-50.

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

American Family Physician
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for elevated blood levels in children and pregnant women: recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician 2007 Sep 1; 76(5):691-4. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on screening for elevated blood lead levels in children and pregnant women and the supporting evidence, and updates recommendations in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.]

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Wilkinson JE, Culpepper L, Cerreto M. Screening tests for adults with intellectual disabilities. J Am Bd Fam Med 2007 Jul-Aug; 20(4):399-407. [States that the screening guidelines of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) have become the standard evidence-based source for preventive recommendations; uses USPSTF guidelines to examine screening recommendations for common preventable conditions, and cites AHRQ Preventive Services Web site.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Journal of Medical Quality
Clarke JR, Lerner JC, Marella W. The role for leaders of health care organizations in patient safety. Am J Med Qual 2007 Sep-Oct; 22(5):311-8. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Healthcare Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.]

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

Clinical Governance
Smith WR. Parallels and distinctions between health care quality improvement and health care disparities reduction. Clin Governance 2007; 12(3):191+. [Comments on and cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2004 and 2006, and NHQR, 2006.]

Health Affairs
Bloche MG. Consumer-directed health care and the disadvantaged. Health Aff 2007 Sep-Oct; 26(5):1315-27. [Cites and discusses AHRQ's NHDR, 2006.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

AIDS Patient Care and STDs
Eisenman D, Bogart LM, Bird CE, et al. Differential diffusion of HIV technologies by gender: the case of highly active antiretroviral therapy. AIDS Patient Care STDs 2007 Jun; 21(6):390-9. [Uses previously collected data from the HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study (HCSUS) for 1996-1998.]

Health Affairs
Dubay L, Holahan J, Cook A. The uninsured and the affordability of health insurance coverage. Health Aff 2007 Jan-Feb; 26(1):w22-30. [Uses 2004 data from AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Insurance Component (IC).]

Journal of Pediatrics
Mahle WT, Campbell RM, Favaloro-Sabatier J. Myocardial infarction in adolescents. J Pediatr 2007 Aug; 151(2):150-4. [Uses data from HCUP NIS for 1998-2001.]

Rand CM, Szilagyi PG, Albertin C, et al. Additional health care visits needed among adolescents for human papillomavirus vaccine delivery within medical homes: a national study. Pediatrics 2007 Sep; 120(3):461-6. [Uses 2002-2003 MEPS data.]

Current as of September 2007


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