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December 30, 2005

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 and other research using AHRQ data or products.

AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

Academic Medicine
Vidyarthi AR, Katz PP, Wall SD, et al. Impact of reduced duty hours on residents educational satisfaction at the University of California, San Francisco. Acad Med 2006 Jan; 81(1):76-81. [Supported by Grant No. K08 HS11416-02.]

Ambulatory Pediatrics
Flores G, Abreu M, Brown V, et al. How Medicaid and the State Childrens Health Insurance Program can do a better job of insuring uninsured children: the perspectives of parents of uninsured Latino children. Ambul Pediatr 2005 Nov-Dec; 5(6):332-40. [Supported by Grant No. K02 HS11305.]

Barkin SL, Scheindlin B, Brown C, et al. Anticipatory guidance topics: are more better? Ambul Pediatr 2005 Nov-Dec; 5(6):372-6. [Supported by Grant No. U01 HS11192 per AHRQ Grants database (AMIS).]

Halm EA, Wisnivesky JP, Leventhal H. Quality and access to care among a cohort of inner-city adults with asthma: who gets guideline concordant care? Chest 2005 Oct; 128(4):1943-50. [Supported by Grant No. R01 HS09973.]

Critical Care Medicine
Safdar N, Dezfulian C, Collard HR, et al. Clinical and economic consequences of ventilator-associated pneumonia: a systematic review. Crit Care Med 2005 Oct; 33(10):2184-93. [Supported by Grant No. P20 HS11540.]

Diabetes Care
Phillips LS, Ziemer DC, Doyle JP, et al. An endocrinologist-supported intervention aimed at providers improves diabetes management in a primary care site: improving primary care of African Americans with diabetes (IPCAAD) 7. Diabetes Care 2005 Oct; 28(10):2352-60. [Supported by Grant No. HS07922.]

Health Psychology
Hong TB, Gonzalez R, Fanklin BA, et al. A dyadic investigation of exercise support between cardiac patients and their spouses. Health Psychol 2005 Jul; 24(4):430-4. [Supported by Grant No. R03 HS111263-01.]

Journal of the American Dental Association
Freed JR, Marcus M, Freed BA, et al. Oral health findings for HIV-infected adult medical patients from the HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study. J Am Dent Assoc 2005 Oct; 136(10):1396-405. [Supported by HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study (HCSUS) Grant No. HS08578.]

Marcus M, Yamamoto JM, Der-Martirosian C, et al. National estimates of out-of-pocket costs for HIV-infected users of medical care. J Am Dent Assoc 2005 Oct; 136(10):1406-14. [Supported by HCSUS Grant No. HS08578.]

Journal of Cancer Education
Jones AR, Shipp M, Thompson CJ, et al. J Cancer Educ 2005 Summer; 20(2):96-102. [Supported by Grant No. 1 R24 HS11617-01.]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Rhee MK, Cook CB, Dunbar VG, et al. Limited health care access impairs glycemic control in low socioeconomic status urban African Americans with type 2 diabetes. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2005 Nov; 16(4):734-46. [Supported by Grant No. HS07922.]

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Nix MP, Coopey M, Clancy CM. Quality tools to improve care and prevent errors. J Nurs Care Qual 2006 Jan-Mar; 21(1):1-4. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence (first and second) and AHRQ director (third).]

Journal of Occupational Health
Nasermoaddeli A, Sekine M, Kumari M, et al. Association of sleep quality and free time leisure activities in Japanese and British civil servants. J Occup Health 2005 Sep; 47(5):384-90. [Whitehall II study supported by Grant No. HS06516.]

Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Nast PA, Avidan M, Harris CB, et al. Reporting and classification of patient safety events in a cardiothoracic intensive care unit and cardidothoracic postoperative care unit. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2005 Oct; 130(4):1137-43. [Supported by Grant No. HS11898-1.]

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Korst LM, Gregory KD, Lu MC, Reyes C, et al. A framework for the development of maternal quality of care indicators. Matern Child Health J 2005 Sep; 9(3):317-41. [Fourth author was AHRQ researcher at time of publication.]

Obesity Research
Resnik L, Lapane KL, Allen SM. Obesity and receipt of personal care assistance for people with mobility impairments. Obes Res 2005 Aug; 13(8):1307-10. [Supported by Grant No. T32 HS00011.]

Science and Engineering Ethics
Glaser BE, Bero LA. Attitudes of academic and clinical researchers toward financial ties in research: a systematic review. Sci Eng Ethics 2005 Oct; 11(4):553-73. [Supported by Grant No. 5 T32 HS00086.]

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Medicine
Feldman AM, Weitz H, Merli G, et al. The physician-hospital team: a successful approach to improving care in a large academic medical center. Acad Med 2006 Jan; 81(1):35-41. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Landon, et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004).]

White CB, Haftel HM, Purkiss JA, et al. Multidimensional effects of the 80-hour work week at the University of Michigan Medical School. Acad Med 2006 Jan; 81(1):57-62. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Lockley, et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).]

Lin GA, Beck DC, Garbutt JM. Residents perceptions of the effects of work hour limitations at a large teaching hospital. Acad Med 2006 Jan; 81(1):63-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Landrigan, et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004) and Lockley et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).]

Rosen IM, Gimotty PA, Shea JA, et al. Evolution of sleep quantity, sleep deprivation, mood disturbances, empathy, and burnout among interns. Acad Med 2006 Jan; 81(1):82-93. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Landrigan, et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004) and Lockley, et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).]

Ambulatory Pediatrics
Kavanaugh M, McMillen RC, Pascoe JM, et al. The co-occurrence of maternal depressive symptoms and smoking in a national survey of mothers. Ambul Pediatr 2005 Nov-Dec; 5(6):341-8. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Singleton JA, Santibanez TA, Wortley PM. Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination in adults aged >=65: racial/ethnic differences. Am J Prev Med 2005 Dec; 29(5):412-20. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Schneider, et al. (JAMA, 2001).]

Hazlehurst B, Sittig DF, Stevens VJ, et al. Natural language processing in the electronic medical record: assessing clinician adherence to tobacco treatment guidelines. Am J Prev Med 2005 Dec; 29(5):434-9. [Cites PHS guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Liburd LC, Jack L Jr, Williams S, et al. Intervening on the social determinants of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Am J Prev Med 2005 Dec; 29(5 Suppl 1):18-24. [Cites article by Norris (former AHRQ researcher), et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2002) and AHRQ-funded articles by Ayanian, et al. (JAMA, 1993) and Schulman et al. (N Engl J Med, 1998).]

BNAs Health Plan and Provider Report
Health plan-employer coalition issues report card on hospital care quality. BNA Health Plan Provider Rep 2005 Dec 7; 11(47):1286-7. [Notes that indicators used in report are based on quality measures created by AHRQ.]

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
St. Pierre J. Staff nurses use of report card data for quality improvement. J Nurs Care Qual 2006 Jan-Mar; 21(1):8-14. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Needleman, et al. (N Engl Med, 2002) and Buerhaus, et al. (Health Aff, 2002).]

Kellogg VA, Havens DS. The Shift Coupon: an innovative method to monitor adverse events. J Nurs Care Qual 2006 Jan-Mar; 21(1):49-55. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Thomas, Studdert, Burstin (director of AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships), et al. (Med Care, 2000) and Kovner et al. (authors are former and current AHRQ researchers) (Health Serv Res, 2002), and AHRQ-funded article by Needleman, et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).]

Lindren VA, Varnett SC, Bloom RL. Who is dying in our critical care units? A single centers experience. J Nurs Care Qual 2006 Jan-Mar; 21(1):78-85. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advance Care Planning: Preferences for Care at the End-of-Life, 2003.]

Hospitals and Health Networks
Runy LA. Improving surgery: hospitals, CMS, others place new emphasis on reducing complications during surgery. Hosp Health Netw 2005 Dec; 779(12):28-30. [Notes AHRQ participation in the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP).]

Quality Letter for Healthcare Leaders
Quality measures clearinghouse includes family violence prevention guidelines. Qual Lett Healthc Lead 2005 Dec; 17(12):16. [Briefly describes AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™ Web site.]

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

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Matson-Koffman DM, Goetzel RZ, Anwuri VV, et al. Heart healthy and stroke free: successful business strategies to prevent cardiovascular disease. Am J Prev Med 2005 Dec; 29(5 Suppl 1):113-21. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996 and 2002, and updates on AHRQ Web site, as sources for national cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines.]

Chen JY, Diamant A, Pourat N, et al. Racial/ethnic disparities in the use of preventive services among the elderly. Am J Prev Med 2005 Dec; 29(5):388-95. [Cites USPSTF evidence review of colorectal cancer screening cost-effectiveness (Ann Intern Med, 2002) and recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2001.]

Lees KA, Wortley PM, Coughlin SS. Comparison of racial/ethnic disparities in adult immunization and cancer screening. Am J Prev Med 2005 Dec; 29(5):404-11. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 3rd ed. and updates on AHRQ Web site.]

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Ambulatory Pediatrics
Brousseau DC, Hoffmann RG, Yauck J, et al. Disparities for Latino children in the timely receipt of medical care. Ambul Pediatr 2005 Nov-Dec; 5(6):319-25. [Uses data from AHRQ's 2000 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).]

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Lu MC, Fridman M, Korst LM, et al. Variations in the incidence of postpartum hemorrhage across hospitals in California. Matern Child Health J 2005 Sep; 9(3):297-306. [Uses AHRQ Quality Indicators criteria and methodology in designing and evaluating study's methodological approach.]

Korst LM, Fridman M, Friedlich PS, et al. Hospital rates of maternal and neonatal infection in a low-risk population. Matern Child Health J 2005 Sep; 9(3):307-16. [Uses AHRQ Quality Indicators criteria and methodology in designing and evaluating study's methodological approach.]

Liu CL, Zaslavsky AM, Ganz ML, et al. Continuity of health insurance coverage for children with special health care needs. Matern Child Health J 2005 Dec; 9(4):363-75. [Uses 1996 MEPS.]

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