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November 9, 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

AIDS Patient Care and STDs
Mugavero MJ, Pence BW, Whetten K, et al. Predictors of AIDS-related morbidity and mortality in a southern U.S. cohort. AIDS Patient Care STDS 2007 Sep; 21(9):681-90. [Supported by grant T32 HS000079.]

American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Reed PL, Rosenman K, Gardiner J, et al. Evaluating the Michigan SENSOR Surveillance Program for work-related asthma. Am J Ind Med 2007 Sep; 50(9):646-56. [Supported by grant HS14206.]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Lobach DF, Detmer DE. Research challenges for electronic health records. Am J Prev Med 2007 May; 32(5 Suppl):S104-11. [Supported by grant R01 HS015057.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Rhodes KV, Frankel RM, Prenoveau E, et al. You're not a victim of domestic violence, are you? Provider-patient communication about domestic violence. Ann Intern Med 2007 Nov 6; 147(9):620-7. [Supported by grant R01 HS11096-03.]

Annals of Surgery
Regenbogen SE, Greenberg CC, Studdert DM, et al. Patterns of technical error among surgical malpractice claims: an analysis of strategies to prevent injury to surgical patients. Ann Surg 2007 Nov; 246(5):705-11. [Supported by grants HS011886-03 and T32 HS000020 (to first author).]

Critical Care Medicine
Wang HE, Shapiro NI, Angus DC, et al. National estimates of severe sepsis in United States emergency departments. Crit Care Med 2007 Aug; 35(8):1928-36. [Supported by grant K08 HS13628.]

Families, Systems, and Health
Uding N, Sety M, Kieckhefer GM. Family involvement in health care research: the building on Family Strengths case study. Fam Syst Health2007 Sep; 25(3):307-22. [Supported by grant R01 HS13384.]

Schoenberg NE, McAuley WJ. Promoting qualitative research. Gerontologist 2007 Oct; 47(5):576-7. [Second author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets.]

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Enriquez R, Griffin MR, Carroll KN, et al. Effect of maternal asthma and asthma control on pregnancy and perinatal outcomes. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2007 Sep; 120(3):625-30. [Supported by grant U18 HS10384.]

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Fiscella K, Holt K. Impact of primary care visits on racial and ethnic disparities in preventive care in the United States. J Am Bd Fam Med 2007 Nov-Dec; 20(6):587-97. [Supported by grant R01 HS013173-01A1.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Arora VM, Johnson M, Olson J, et al. Using Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders quality indicators to measure quality of hospital care for vulnerable elders. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Nov; 55(11):1705-11. [Supported by grant R01 HS10597.]

Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Kim EY, Han HR, Jeong S, et al. Does knowledge matter? Intentional medication nonadherence among middle-aged Korean Americans with high blood pressure. J Cardiovasc Nurs 2007 Sep-Oct; 22(5):397-404. [Supported by grant R01 HS13160.]

Journal of Community Health
Han HR, Kim BK, Kang J, et al. Knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors about hypertension control among middle-aged Korean Americans with hypertension. J Community Health 2007 Oct; 32(5):324-42. [Supported by grant R01 HS13160.]

Journal of Medical Systems
Culler SD, Hawley JN, Naylor V, et al. Is the availability of hospital IT applications associated with a hospital's risk adjusted incidence rate for patient safety indicators: results from 66 Georgia hospitals. J Med Syst 2007 Oct; 31(5):319-26. [Supported by contract 290-00-0011; uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators.]

Journal of Nursing Administration
Hurley AC, Baine A, Fotakis S, et al. Nurses' satisfaction with medication administration point-of-care technology. J Nurs Adm 2007 Jul-Aug; 37(7-8):343-49. [Supported by grant HS014053.]

Lobach DF, Kawamoto K, Anstrom KJ, et al. Development, deployment and usability of a point-of-care decision support system for chronic disease management using the recently-approved HL7 decision support service standard. Medinfo 2007; 12(Pt2):861-5. [Supported by grant R01 HS015057.]

Poon EG, Wald J, Schnipper JL, et al. Empowering patients to improve the quality of their care: design and implementation of a shared health maintenance module in a US integrated healthcare delivery network. Medinfo 2007; 12(Pt2):1002-6. [Supported by grant R01 HS13326-03. See also article by Wilt, et al. (Ann Intern Med 2007) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Nursing
Stotts NA, Gunningberg L. Predicting pressure ulcer risk. Am J Nurs 2007 Nov; 107(11):40-8. [Lists AHRQ guideline, Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention, 1992, as an additional resource.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Alpert EJ. Addressing domestic violence: the (long) road ahead. Ann Intern Med 2007 Nov 6; 147(9):666-7. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Rhodes, et al., cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Froehlich TE, Lanphear BP, Epstein JN, et al. Prevalence, recognition, and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in a national sample of children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2007 Sep; 161(9):857-64. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zuvekas (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), et al. (Am J Psychiatry, 2006).]

Drug Topics
Parker KF. The management of urinary incontinence. Drug Top 2007 Sep 17; 151(18):69-78. [Includes a tabular summary of information on urinary incontinence from AHRQ guideline, Urinary Incontinence in Adults: Acute and Chronic Management, 1996 Update.]

Dynamic Chiropractic
Taylor DN. How to build an evidence-based practice. Dyn Chiropr 2007 Oct 8; 25(21). [Expresses gratitude for the early evidence-based medicine researchers who were able to lead the way into the AHCPR, interdisciplinary research meetings and symposiums, provide data for implementation of chiropractic care into the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs, and open many other doors to increase access to chiropractic care and notes finding that AHCPR guideline 14 from the NIH (great credentials) states, "There is no evidence to support the use of invasive epidural injections of steroids as a treatment for low back pain without radiculopathy."]

Castle NG, Engberg J, Men A. Nursing home staff turnover: impact on Nursing Home Compare quality measures. Gerontologist 2007 Oct; 47(5):650-61. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Mukamel and Spector (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Gerontologist, 2003), Phillips, Spector, and Takeda (Gerontologist, 1988), and Spector and Takeda (J Aging Health, 1991).]

Arling G, Kane RL, Mueller C, et al. Nursing effort and quality of care for nursing home residents. Gerontologist 2007 Oct; 47(5):672-82. Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Cohen and Spector (J Health Econ, 1996) and Spector and Takeda (J Aging Health, 1991).]

Pronovost PJ, Berenholtz SM, Needham DM. A framework for health care organizations to develop and evaluate a safety scorecard. JAMA 2007 Nov 7; 298(17):2063-5. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan, Battles, et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2007).]

Journal of Disability Policy Studies
Parish SL, Ellison-Martin MJ. Health-care access of women Medicaid recipients. J Disabil Policy Stud 2007 Fall; 18(2):109-16. [Cites AHRQ publication, Women in the Health Care System: Health Status, Insurance, and Access to Care, MEPS Research Findings 17, 2001.]

Modern Healthcare
Vesely R. Cigna s N.Y. pact may be model. Mod Healthc 2007 Nov 5; 37(44):10. [Notes that AHIP has been working with AHRQ and other organizations since 1994 to develop physician performance measures.]

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

Annals of Internal Medicine
Sawaya GF, Sox HC. Trials that matter; liquid-based cervical cytology: disadvantages seem to outweigh advantages. Ann Intern Med 2007 Nov 6; 147(9):668-9. [Cites findings of insufficient evidence from USPSTF recommendation statement, Cervical Cancer Screening, as published on AHRQ Web site.]

Drug Topics
Motycka C, Inge LD. The growing problem of childhood obesity. Drug Top 2007 Sep 3; 151(17):33-42. [Notes that the [USPSTF] states that behavioral interventions, such as diet and exercise, are important for all children and adolescents, especially those who are overweight.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Bruce ML, Brown EL, Raue PJ, et al. A randomized trial of depression assessment intervention in home health care. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007 Nov; 55(11):1793-800. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review for and recommendations on screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Journal of Vascular Surgery
DeRubertis BG, Trocciola SM, Ryer EJ, et al. Abdominal aortic aneurysm in women: prevalence, risk factors, and implications for screening. J Vasc Surg 2007 Oct; 46(4):630-5. [Discusses recommendations from USPSTF-sponsored systematic review of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (Ann Intern Med, 2005).]

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gray AD, Carlson R, Morgan MA, et al. Obstetrician-gynecologists knowledge and practice regarding human immunodeficiency virus screening. Obstet Gynecol 2007 Nov; 110(5):1019-26. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for HIV (Ann Intern Med, 2005).]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Qaseem A, Snow V, Shekelle P, et al. Diagnosis and management of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med 2007 Nov 6; 147(9):633-8. [Based on AHRQ-sponsored evidence report, Use of Spirometry for Case Finding, Diagnosis, and Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), 2005, prepared by the Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center under contract 290-02-0009.]

Wilt TJ, Niewoehner D, MacDonald R, et al. Management of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review for a clinical practice guideline. Ann Intern Med 2007 Nov 6; 147(9):639-53. [Supported by contract 290-02-0009 to the Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center; updates AHRQ-sponsored evidence report, Use of Spirometry for Case Finding, Diagnosis, and Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), 2005, and serves as background paper for ACP guideline cited above.]

Townsend Letter: The Examiner of Alternative Medicine
Nick GL. Sickness syndrome causes depression in cancer patients. Townsend Lett 2007 Aug; ():144-8. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Management of Cancer Symptoms: Pain, Depression, and Fatigue, 2002.]

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

Annals of Internal Medicine
Smith WR, Betancourt JR, Wynia MK, et al. Recommendations for teaching about racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care. Ann Intern Med 2007 Nov 6; 147(9):654-65. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2005.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Public Health
Stafford M, Chandola T, Marmot M. Association between fear of crime and mental health and physical functioning. Am J Public Health 2007 Nov; 97(11):2076-81. [Uses cohort data from phases six and seven of the Whitehall II study, supported by grant HS06516.]

Current Medical Research and Opinion
Sun SX, Liu GG, Christensen DB, et al. Review and analysis of hospitalization costs associated with antipsychotic nonadherence in the treatment of schizophrenia in the United States. Curr Med Res Opin 2007 Oct; 23(10):2305-12. [Uses 2005 HCUP NIS data.]

Journal of Urology
Cooperberg MR, Modak S, Konety BR. Trends in regionalization of inpatient care for urological malignancies, 1988 to 2002. J Urol 2007 Nov; 178(11):2103-8. [Uses HCUP NIS data for 1988-2002.]

Morris DS, Miller DC, Hollingsworth JM, et al. Differential adoption of laparoscopy by treatment indication. J Urol 2007 Nov; 178(11):2109-13. [Uses HCUP NIS data for 1988-2003.]

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wu JM, Wechter ME, Geller EJ, et al. Hysterectomy rates in the United States, 2003. Obstet Gynecol 2007 Nov; 110(5):1091-5. [Uses 2003 HCUP NIS data.]

Current as of November 2007


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