January 29, 2010
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.
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Galbraith AA, Smith LA, Bokhour B, Miroshnik IL, Sawicki GS, et al. Asthma care quality for children with minority-serving providers. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2010 Jan; 164(1):38-45. [Supported by grant T32 HS00063 to the Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship Program on behalf of fifth author.] Select to access the abstract.
Journal of Trauma
Collier B, Dossett L, Shipman J, et al. Visceral adiposity is not associated with inflammatory markers in trauma patients. J Trauma 2010 Jan; 68(1):57-61. [Supported by grant T32 HS13833.] Select to access the abstract.
Social Science and Medicine
Baydar N, Kieckhefer G, Joesch JM, et al. Changes in the health burden of a national sample of children with asthma. Soc Sci Med 2010 Jan; 70(2):321-8. [Supported by grant HS11301-01A1; uses 1996-1999 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing articles by Joesch et al. (J Pediatr Health Care, 2006), using 1996 MEPS data, and Greek et al. (J Asthma, 2006), using 1996-2000 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.
Statistics in Medicine
Lin H, Liu D, Zhou XH. A correlated random-effects model for normal longitudinal data with nonignorable missingness. Stat Med 2010 Jan 30; 29(2):236-47. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS13105.] Select to access the abstract.
Pervez MA, Silva G, Masrur S, et al. Remote supervision of IV-tPA for acute ischemic stroke by telemedicine or telephone before transfer to regional stroke center is feasible and safe. Stroke 2010 Jan; 41(1):e18-e24. [Supported by grant R01 HS11392.] Select to access the abstract.
Holmes AV, Howard CR. How do we support women and families in breastfeeding? Acad Pediatr 2010 Jan-Feb; 10(1):10-11. [Quotes remarks by David Meyers, director of AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, from the AHRQ First Annual Summit on Breastfeeding, June 11, 2009, citing his article (Breastfeed Med, 2009).]
Toomey SL, Homer CJ, Finkelstein JA. Comparing medical homes for children with ADHD and asthma. Acad Pediatr 2010 Jan-Feb; 10(1):56-63. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Lozano et al. (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.
Garbutt JM, Sterkel R, Banister BA, et al. Physician and parent response to the FDA advisory about use of over-the-counter cough and cold medications. Acad Pediatr 2010 Jan-Feb; 10(1):64-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Takata et al. (Pediatrics, 2001) and Finkelstein et al. (Pediatrics, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.
Sturm JJ, Hirsh DA, Lee EK, et al. Practice characteristics that influence nonurgent pediatric emergency department utilization. Acad Pediatr 2010 Jan-Feb; 10(1):70-4. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Brousseau et al. (Pediatrics, 2007), Gadomski et al. (Pediatrics, 1995), Lowe et al. (Med Care, 2005), and others.] Select to access the abstract.
American Journal of Law & Medicine
Claiborne AB, Hesse JR, Roble DT, et al. Legal impediments to implementing value-based purchasing in healthcare. Am J Law Med 2009 Winter; 35(4):442-504. [Cites AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™; notes that AHRQ "has already listed 15 PSOs under its interim guidance published on October 8, 2008, which PSOs are expected to be in compliance with the PSQIA Final Rule when it takes effect," citing the Interim Guidance and PSO list on AHRQ's Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Web site.]
Annals of Family Medicine
Gill JM, Landon BE, Antonelli RC, et al. Generating the knowledge needed to make the patient-centered medical home a reality: a collaborative project of the primary care specialties. Ann Fam Med 2010 Jan-Feb; 8(1):88-9. [Notes AHRQ funding support of a conference on the development of a research agenda on the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) held in July, 2009, and participation by AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy on a panel of expert policymakers during the conference.]
Archives of Internal Medicine
Ryan DH, Johnson WD, Myers VH, et al. Nonsurgical weight loss for extreme obesity in primary care settings: results of the Louisiana Obese Subjects Study. Arch Intern Med 2010 Jan 25; 170(2):146-54. [Cites AHRQ publication, Bariatric Surgery Utilization and Outcomes in 1998 and 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief, No. 23, 2007, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (JAMA, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.
Wilber DJ, Pappone C, Neuzil P, et al. Comparison of antiarrhythmic drug therapy and radiofrequency catheter ablation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2010 Jan 27; 303(4):333-40. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ware and Sherbourne (Med Care, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Van Craen K, Braes T, Wellens N, et al. The effectiveness of inpatient geriatric evaluation and management units: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Jan; 58(1):83-92. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Covinsky et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.
New England Journal of Medicine
Trivedi AN, Moloo H, Mor V. Increased ambulatory care copayments and hospitalizations among the elderly. N Engl J Med 2010 Jan 28; 362(4):320-8. [Cites Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data from AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.
Social Science and Medicine
Haas S, Rohlfsen L. Life course determinants of racial and ethnic disparities in functional health trajectories. Soc Sci Med 2010 Jan; 70(2):240-50. [Cites article by Marmot et al. (J Epidemiol Community Health, 2001), using study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles
Archives of Internal Medicine
Kushner RF. Tackling obesity: is primary care up to the challenge? Arch Intern Med 2010 Jan 25; 170(2):121-3. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003).]
CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
Sifri R, Wender R, Lieberman D, et al. Developing a quality screening colonoscopy referral system in primary care practice: a report from the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. CA Cancer J Clin 2010 Jan-Feb; 60(1):40-9. [Notes that "in 2008, for the first time, the [USPSTF] revised CRC screening guidelines specifically list colonoscopy as 1 of the 3 recommended modalities," citing USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Colorectal Cancer, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.
Delzell JE Jr. Using the electronic health record to enhance student learning. Fam Med 2010 Jan; 42(1):14-15. [Mentions AHRQ's Electronic Preventive Services Selector as an example of a source of pre-sorted evidence that students should learn to use to encourage "just in time" learning.]
Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Segal-Gidan F. Elder care: immunization schedules and screening after age 65 years. JAAPA 2010 Jan; 23(1):24-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2008; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site and screening adults for lipid disorders (Am J Prev Med, 2001); cites USPSTF-sponsored summary of the evidence on screening for dementia in primary care (Ann Intern Med, 2003); cites AHRQ publication, Staying Healthy at 50+, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site.]
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Brown EL, Raue PJ, Roos BA, et al. Training nursing staff to recognize depression in home healthcare. J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Jan; 58(1):122-8. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored summary of the evidence on screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2002) and AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Depression in Primary Care, Vol. 2, Treatment of Major Depression, 1993.] Select to access the abstract.
Medical Decision Making
McCaffery KJ, Smith SK, Wolf M. The challenge of shared decision making among patients with lower literacy: a framework for research and development. Med Decis Making 2010 Jan-Feb; 30(1):35-44. [Uses the USPSTF definition of shared decision making to construct framework for study, citing article by Briss et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2004), using USPSTF definition of shared decision making; cites AHRQ-sponsored systematic review on literacy and health outcomes (DeWalt et al., J Gen Intern Med, 2004) and article by Pignone and DeWalt (J Gen Intern Med, 2006) citing the 2004 review.] Select to access the abstract.
Abbey CK, Eckstein MP, Boone JM. An equivalent relative utility metric for evaluating screening mammography. Med Decis Making 2010 Jan-Feb; 30(1):113-22. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review/summary on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.
Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles
Huffman LC, Brat GA, Chamberlain LJ, Wise PH. Impact of managed care on publicly insured children with special health care needs. Acad Pediatr 2010 Jan-Feb; 10(1):48-55. [Supported by contract 290-02-0017 with the Stanford-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center.] Select to access the abstract.
Social Science and Medicine
Harrington DE, Sayre EA. Managed care and measuring medical outcomes: did the rise of HMOs contribute to the fall in the autopsy rate? Soc Sci Med 2010 Jan; 70(2):191-8. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, The Autopsy as an Outcome and Performance Measure, 2002; cites editorial by Shojania and Burton (Am Fam Physician, 2004) commenting on the AHRQ report.] Select to access the abstract .
Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products
American Journal of Gastroenterology
Bajaj JS, Ananthakrishnan AN, Hafeezullah M, et al. Clostridium difficile is associated with poor outcomes in patients with cirrhosis: A national and tertiary center perspective. Am J Gastroenterol 2010 Jan; 105(1):106-13. [Uses 2005 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data.] Select to access the abstract.
Meddings L, Myers RP, Hubbard J, et al. A population-based study of pyogenic liver abscesses in the United States: incidence, mortality, and temporal trends. Am J Gastroenterol 2010 Jan; 105(1):117-24. [Uses 1994-2005 HCUP NIS data, citing AHRQ publication, HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Comparison Report, 2004, HCUP Method Series Report #2007-03, as published on AHRQ Web site; uses and cites AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al, Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.
Annals of Surgery
Wang YR, Richter JE, Dempsey DT. Trends and outcomes of hospitalizations for peptic ulcer disease in the United States, 1993 to 2006. Ann Surg 2010 Jan; 251(1):51-8. [Uses 1993-2006 HCUP NIS data, citing HCUP NIS design and sample weights and HCUPNet, both as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.
Camp M, Chang DC, Zhang Y, et al. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) pediatric quality indicators (PDIs): accidental puncture or laceration during surgery in children. Ann Surg 2010 Jan; 251(1):165-170. [Uses 1998-2005 HCUP NIS and Kids Inpatient Database (KID) data, both citing respective AHRQ Web sites; uses AHRQ's pediatric quality indicators, citing AHRQ's Pediatric Quality Indicators Overview, QI Windows Application (WinQI), Version 3.1a, and pediatric quality indicators technical specifications, Version 3.1a, as published on AHRQ Web site, cites AHRQ-funded article by Scanlon et al. (Pediatrics, 2008); cites AHRQ-authored articles by Miller, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), and Zhan (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence), et al. (Health Serv Res, 2001), Miller, Elixhauser and Zhan (Pediatrics, 2003), Zhan and Miller (JAMA, 2003), and Miller and Zhan (Pediatrics, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Chapin E, Zhan M, Hsu VD, et al. Adverse safety events in chronic kidney disease: the frequency of "multiple hits". Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2010 Jan; 5(1):95-101. [Uses AHRQ's definition of patient safety indicators, citing AHRQ-authored articles by Rosen, Zhao, Rivard, Loveland, Montez-Rath, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Delivery), et al. (Med Care, 2006) and Friedman, Encinosa, Jiang, and Mutter (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Med Care, 2009); cites article by Meyer (director of AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships) et al. (Int J Qual Health Care, 2003, discussing AHRQ's activities in patient safety research.] Select to access the abstract.
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Bozic KJ, Kurtz SM, Lau E, et al. The epidemiology of revision total knee arthroplasty in the United States. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2010 Jan; 468(1):45-51. [Uses 2005-2006 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.
Drugs and Aging
Lin RY, Heacock LC, Fogel JF. Drug-induced, dementia-associated and non-dementia, non-drug delirium hospitalizations in the United States, 1998-2005: an analysis of the National Inpatient Sample. Drugs Aging 2010; 27(1):51-61. [Uses 1998-2005 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.
Health and Place
Lahelma E, Lallukka T, Laaksonen M, et al. Social class differences in health behaviours among employees from Britain, Finland and Japan: the influence of psychosocial factors. Health Place 2010 Jan; 16(1):61-70. [Uses study cohort data from Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.
Journal of the American Dental Association
Iida H, Lewis C, Zhou C, et al. Dental care needs, use and expenditures among U.S. children with and without special health care needs. J Am Dent Assoc 2010 Jan; 141(1):79-88. [Uses 2005 MEPS data, citing MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, Methodology Report No. 22, 2008, as published on AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Mirbagheri N, Dark JG, Watters DAK. How do patients aged 85 and older fare with abdominal surgery? J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Jan; 58(1):104-8. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures methodology (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).]
Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Berman L, Rosenthal MS, Moss RL. The paradoxical effect of medical insurance on delivery of surgical care for infants with congenital anomalies. J Pediatr Surg 2010 Jan; 45(1):38-44. [Uses HCUP KID data.]
Journal of Vascular Surgery
Vogel TR, Dombrovskiy VY, Carson JL, et al. Infectious complications after elective vascular surgical procedures in the United States. J Vasc Surg 2010 Jan; 51(1):122-30. [Uses 2002-2006 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ patient safety indicators, citing AHRQ publications/products Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2007, The National Hospital Bill: The Most Expensive Conditions, By Payer, 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief No. 13, 2006 and Patient Safety Indicators: Technical Specifications, Ver. 3.2, 2008, HCUP NIS Web site, and Comorbidity Software, Ver. 3.3, as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Elixhauser, Pancholi, and Clancy (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets and AHRQ director, respectively) (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2005), Elixhauser, Steiner, Harris (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (Med Care, 1998); cites publication, OSHPD Implementation of AHRQ Inpatient Mortality Quality Indicators—2006 and 2007 Data, 2008, which uses AHRQ inpatient mortality quality indicators.] Select to access the abstract.
Coffin CS, Shaheen AA, Burak KW, et al. Pregnancy outcomes among liver transplant recipients in the United States: a nationwide case-control analysis. Liver Transpl 2010 Jan; 16(1):56-63. [Uses 1993-2005 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al, Med Care, 1998); cites article by Myers et al. (Hepatology, 2009), using HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures.] Select to access the abstract.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kuklina EV, Callaghan WM. Cardiomyopathy and other myocardial disorders among hospitalizations for pregnancy in the United States: 2004-2006. Obstet Gynecol 2010 Jan; 115(1):93-100. [Uses 2004-2006 HCUP NIS data, citing HCUP NIS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.
Nguyen GC, Boudreau H, Jagannath SB. Hospital volume as a predictor for undergoing cholecystectomy after admission for acute biliary pancreatitis. Pancreas 2010 Jan; 39(1):e42-e47. [Uses 1998-2003 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.
Population Health Management
Zhang Y, Dall TM, Mann SE, et al. The economic costs of undiagnosed diabetes. Popul Health Manag 2009 Apr; 12(2):95-101. [Uses 2004-2005 HCUP NIS and 2003-2005 MEPS data.]
Public Health Reports
Anderson WL, Armour BS, Finkelstein EA, et al. Estimates of state-level health-care expenditures associated with disability. Public Health Rep 2010 Jan-Feb; 125(1):44-51. [Uses 2002-2003 MEPS data; cites AHRQ-authored article by Sing, Banthin, Selden (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al.(Health Care Financ Rev, 2006), which uses 2002 MEPS data.]
Current as of January 2010
Articles of Interest, January 29, 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/articles/art012910.htm