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November 2, 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

Academic Emergency Medicine
Rhodes KV, Kushner HM, Bisgaler J, et al. Characterizing emergency department discussions about depression. Acad Emerg Med 2007 Oct; 14(10):908-11. [Supported by grant R01 HS11096.]

Handrigan M, Slutsky J. Funding opportunities in knowledge translation: review of the AHRQ's Translating Research into Practice initiatives, competing funding agencies, and strategies for success. Acad Emerg Med 2007 Nov; 14(11):965-7. [Second author is director of AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.]

American Family Physician
Lin K. Does screening mammography benefit women in their 40s? Am Fam Physician 2007 Oct 1; 76(7):1038. [Author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; cites USPSTF recommendation, Screening for Breast Cancer, 2002, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

American Journal of Managed Care
Grizzle AJ, Mahmood MH, Murphy JE, et al. Reasons provided by prescribers when overriding drug-drug interaction alerts. Am J Manag Care 2007 Oct; 13(10):573-80. [Supported by grant 2 U18 HS10385-01.]

American Journal of Medicine
Colon-Emeric CS, Lyles KW, House P, et al. Randomized trial to improve fracture prevention in nursing home residents. Am J Med 2007 Oct; 120(10):886-92. [Supported by grant 3 U18 HS10389-06S1.]

Lambert MC, Essau CA, Schmitt N, et al. Dimensionality and psychometric invariance of the Youth Self-Report Form of the Child Behavior Checklist in cross-national settings. Assessment 2007 Sep; 14(3):231-45. [Supported by grant HS08385.]

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Maddox TM, Reid KJ, Rumsfeld JS, et al. One-year health status outcomes of unstable angina versus myocardial infarction: a prospective, observational cohort study of ACS survivors. BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2007 Sep 12; 7:28. [Supported by grant R01 HS11282-01.]

Journal of the American Dental Association
Jones M, Lee JY, Rozier RG. Dental health literacy among adult patients seeking dental care. J Am Dent Assoc 2007 Sep; 138(9):1199-208). [T32 HS000032.]

Journal of Midwidfery and Women's Health
Bussey CG, Bell JF, Lydon-Rochelle MT. Certified nurse midwife-attended births: trends in Washington State, 1995-2004. J Midwifery Womens Health 2007 Sept-Oct; 52(5):444-50. [Supported by grant T32 HS013853-01.]

Medical Care
Arozullah AM, Yarnold PR, Bennett CL, et al. Development and validation of a short-form, rapid estimate of adult literacy in medicine. Med Care 2007 Nov; 45(11):1026-33. [Supported by grant R01 HS13004.]

Hudson JL, Miller E, Kirby JB. Explaining racial and ethnic differences in children's use of stimulant medications. Med Care 2007 Nov; 45(11):1068-75. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends.]

Psychiatric Services
Rubenstein LV, Rayburn NR, Keeler EB, et al. Predicting outcomes of primary care patients with major depression: development of a depression prognosis index. Psychiatr Serv 2007 Aug; 58(8):1049-56. [Supported by grant R01 HS08349.]

Luo Z, Goddeeris J, Gardiner JC, et al. costs of an intervention for primary care patients with medically unexplained symptoms: a randomized controlled trial. Psychiatr Serv 2007 Aug; 58(8):1079-86. [Supported by grant HS14206.]

Qualify of Life Research
Crane PK, Cetin K, Cook KF, et al. Differential item functioning impact in a modified version of the Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire. Qual Life Res 2007 Aug; 16(6):981-90. [Supported by HS09499.]

Research on Aging
O Malley AJ, Marcantonio ER, Murkofsky RL, et al. Deriving a model of the necessity to hospitalize nursing home residents. Res Aging 2007 Nov; 29(6):606-25. [Supported by grant R01 HS10645.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
Kmetik KS, Chung J, Sims S. The performance of performance measures. Am J Manag Care2007 Oct; 13(10):547-9. [First author reports being the principal investigator for an AHRQ-funded grant.]

Journal of Family Practice
Coffay AO. Smoking cessation: tactics that make a big difference. J Fam Pract 2007 Oct; 56(10):817-24. [Cites/discusses recommendations in PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Medical Care
Li Y, Cai X, Glance LG, et al. Gender differences in healthcare-seeking behavior for urinary incontinence and the impact of socioeconomic status: a study of the Medicare managed care population. Med Care 2007 Nov; 45(11):1116-22. [Cites AHRQ guideline, Urinary Incontinence in Adults: Acute and Chronic Management, 1996 Update, 1996; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Fiscella, Franks, and Clancy (Med Care, 1998) and Bierman, Lawrence (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence), and Haffer (Health Serv Res, 2001).]

Pippins JR, Alegria M, Haas JS. Association between language proficiency and the quality of primary care among a national sample of insured Latinos. Med Care 2007 Nov; 45(11):1020-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Fiscella, et al. (Med Care, 2002) and AHRQ-authored article by Brach, Fraser, and Paez (Health Aff, 2005).]

Physical Therapy
Salbach NM, Jaglal SB, Korner-Bitensky N, et al. Practitioner and organizational barriers to evidence-based practice of physical therapists for people with stroke. Phys Ther 2007 Oct; 87(10):1284-303. [Cites articles by Duncan, et al. (Stroke, 2002) and Reker, et al. (Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 2002) using AHRQ guideline, Post-Stroke Rehabilitation, 1995.]

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

American Family Physician
Winslow BT, Voorhees, KI, Pehl KA. Methamphetamine abuse. Am Fam Physician 2007 Oct 15; 76(8):1169-74. [Cites USPSTF recommendation, Screening for Drug Abuse, 1996, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Task Force on Community Preventive Services. Recommendations to increase testing and identification of HIV-positive individuals through partner counseling and referral services. Am J Prev Med 2007 Aug; 33(2 Suppl):S88. [Cites USPSTF recommendation, Screening for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection, 2000, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Medical Care
Garnich DW, Horgan CM, Merrrick EL, et al. Identification and treatment of mental and substance use conditions: health plans strategies. Med Care 2007 Nov; 45(11):1060-7. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored article "Screening for depression in adults: a summary of the evidence" for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Academic Emergency Medicine
Rowe BH, Diner B, Camargo CA Jr, et al. Effective synthesized/preappraised evidence formats in emergency medicine and the use of supplemental knowledge translation techniques. Acad Emerg Med 2007 Nov; 14(11):1023-9. [States that the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality maintains an electronic resources containing the systematic reviews and HTAs performed over the past decade by the evidence-based practice centers. These reviews are comprehensive, and many actually contain EM content.]

American Family Physician
Bouknight P, Mackler L, Heffington M. Best alternatives to statins for treating hyperlipidemia. Am Fam Physician 2007 Oct 1; 76(7):1027-9. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Garlic: Effects on Cardiovascular Risks and Disease, Protective Effects Against Cancer, and Clinical Adverse Effects, 2000.]

Ebell MH. Predicting the likelihood of successful vaginal birth after cesarean delivery. Am Fam Physician 2007 Oct 15; 76(8):1192-4. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, 2003.]

Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Lusskin SI, Punkiak TM, Habib SM. Perinatal depression: hiding in plain sight. Can J Psychiatry 2007 Aug; 52(8:479-88. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Screening Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes, 2005.]

Journal of Family Practice
Whitworth JD, Crownover BK, Nichols W. Which nondrug alternatives can help with insomnia? J Fam Pract 2007 Oct; 56(10):836. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Manifestations of Chronic Insomnia in Adults, 2005.]

Natural Foods Merchandiser
Spano M. The brittle truth about osteoporosis and osteopenia. Nat Foods Merchandiser 2007 Oct; 28(10):38. [[Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Effects of Soy on Health Outcomes, 2005.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Larrazabal LA, Jenkins KJ, Gauvreau K, et al. Improvement in congenital heart surgery in a developing country; the Guatemalan experience. Circulation 2007 Oct 23; 116(7):1882-7. [Uses 2000 data from AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Kids Inpatient Database (KID).]

Economic Inquiry
Daneshvary N, Clauretie TM. Gender differences in the valuation of employer-provided health insurance. Econ Inquiry 2007 Oct; 45(4):800-16. [Uses 2001 data from AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).]

Berthier-Schaad Y, Kao WH, Coresh J, et al. Reliability of high-throughput genotyping of whole genome amplified DNA in SNP genotyping studies. Electrophoresis 2007 Aug; 28(16):2812-7. [Uses cohort of endstage renal disease patients from the CHOICE study, supported by grant R01 HS08365.]

Cappuccio FP, Stranges S, Kandala NB, et al. Gender-specific associations of short sleep duration with prevalent and incident hypertension: the Whitehall II Study. Hypertension 2007 Oct; 693-700. [Uses cohort data from phases 5 and 7 of the Whitehall II study, supported by grant HS06516.]

Injury Prevention
Shah S, Sinclair SA, Smith GA, et al. Pediatric hospitalizations for bicycle-related injuries. Inj Prev 2007 Oct; 13(5):316-21. [Uses 2003 HCUP KID data.]

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Sun VC, Borneman T, Ferrell B, et al. Overcoming barriers to cancer pain management: an institutional change model. J Pain Symptom Manag 2007 Oct; 34(4):359-69. [Uses the categories for classifying barriers to cancer pain relief as presented in AHRQ guideline, Cancer Pain Management, 1994.]

Medical Care
Polsky D, Lave J, Lusaritz H, et al. Is lower 30-day mortality posthospital admission among blacks unique to the Veterans Affairs health care system? Med Care 2007 Nov; 45(11):1083-9. [Uses HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data and the Elixhauser comorbidity adjustment method (Elixhauser, et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ's Quality Indicators; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2006.]

Neurosurgery Focus
Lad SP, Patil CG, Ho C, et al. Tethered cord syndrome: nationwide inpatient complications and outcomes. Neurosurg Focus 2007 Sep; 23(2):e3:1-5. [Uses 1993-2002 HCUP NIS data.]

Patil CG, Lad SP, Harsh GR, et al. National trends, complications, and outcomes following transsphenoidal surgery for Cushing's disease from 1993 to 2002. Neurosurg Focus 2007 Sep; 23(3):e7:1-5. [Uses 1993-2002 HCUP NIS data.]

Pediatric Cardiology
Benavidez OJ, Gauvreau K, Bacha E, et al. Application of a complication screening method to congenital heart surgery admissions: a preliminary report. Pediatr Cardiol 2007 Oct 3; {Epub ahead of print. Uses 2000 HCUP KID data and a validated method for complication screening via IDC-9 CM codes published by AHRQ in Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Vol. 2; Concepts and Methodology, 2005; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Miller, Elixhauser, and Zhan (Pediatrics, 2003) and Miller and Zhan (Pediatrics, 2004).]

Current as of November 2007


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