Perioperative Pulmonary Outcomes in Patients with Sleep Apnea after Noncardiac Surgery

Articles of Interest: January 14, 2011

A weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters, including articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers, mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products, or other research using AHRQ data or products.

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

Anesthesia and Analgesia
Memtsoudis S, Liu SS, Ma Y, et al. Perioperative pulmonary outcomes in patients with sleep apnea after noncardiac surgery. Anesth Analg 2011 Jan; 112(1):113-21. [Supported in part by Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics (CERTs) grant RFA HS00514; uses 1998-2007 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing Clinical Classifications Software for Services and Procedures, 2009, Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, and Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2006, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ publication, 2005 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Comparison Report, HCUP Method Series Report 2008-01, 2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Robert AM, Kramer RS, Dacey LJ, et al. Cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury: a comparison of two consensus criteria. Ann Thorac Surg 2010 Dec; 90(6):1939-43. [Supported by grant K01 HS18443 to last author, Brown JR.] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Reynolds C, Quan V, Kim D, et al. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage in 10 nursing homes in Orange County, California. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2011 Jan; 32(1):91-3. [Supported by contract HHSA-290-2005-003I-TO9 (to last author, Huang SS).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Saverno KR, Hines LE, Warholak TL, et al. Ability of pharmacy clinical decision-support software to alert users about clinically important drug-drug interactions. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 Jan; 18(1):32-7. [Supported by grant 5 U18 HS17001-02.] Select to access the abstract.

Fiks AG, Alessandrini EA, Forrest CB, et al. Electronic medical record use in pediatric primary care. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 Jan 1; 18(1):38-44. [Supported in part by grant R18 HS17042; cites AHRQ publications, Electronic Health Record Usability: Evaluation and Use Case Framework, 2009, and Electronic Health Record Usability. Interface Design Considerations, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Warriner AH, Patkar NM, Curtis JR, Delzell E, Gary L, Kilgore, Saag K. Which fractures are most attributable to osteoporosis? J Clin Epidemiol 2011 Jan; 64(1):46-53. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS16956 (to third and last authors); see commentary by Mackey (J Clin Epidemiol, 2011), cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Moy E, Barrett M, Ho K, for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Potentially preventable hospitalizations—United States, 2004-2007. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2011 Jan 14; 60(1):80-3. [First and third authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; uses 2004-2007 HCUP data and AHRQ's Prevention Quality Indicators, citing Guide to Prevention Quality Indicators: Hospital Admission for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions, 2007 (published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site), Methods Applying AHRQ Quality Indicators to Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP): Data for the Seventh (2009) National Healthcare Quality Report, 2009 (published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site), Clinics Adopting Plan-Supported Medical Home Model Enhance Access, Improve Quality, and Reduce Admissions Among Medicaid Managed Care Enrollees, 2009, and Plan-Funded Team Coordinates Enhanced Primary Care and Support Services to At-Risk Seniors, Reducing Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits, 2008, Primary Care Managers Supported by Information Technology Systems Improve Outcomes, Reduce Costs For Patients With Complex Conditions, 2008 (last three published on AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Exchange Web site.]

Pediatrics
Eichenwald EC, Zupancic JA, Mao WY, et al. Variation in diagnosis of apnea in moderately preterm infants predicts length of stay. Pediatrics 2011 Jan; 127(1):e53-e58. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS10131.] Select to access the abstract.

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Lasky T, Ernst FR, Greenspan J, et al. Estimating pediatric inpatient medication use in the United States. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2011 Jan; 20(1):76-82. [Supported by grant R03 HS17998-01 (for data analysis); uses 2006 HCUP KID data; cites AHRQ publication, Methods Applying AHRQ Quality Indicators to Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Data for the Fifth (2007) National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Medicine
Croskerry P. Commentary: lowly interns, more is merrier, and the Casablanca strategy. Acad Med 2011 Jan; 86(1):8-10. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005; comments on and cites article by Iwashyna et al. (Acad Med, 2011), cited below.] Select to access the abstract.

Friedman E, Karani R, Fallar R. Regulation of medical student work hours: a national survey of deans. Acad Med 2011 Jan; 86(1):30-3. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Nuckols et al. (N Engl J Med, 2009), Vidyarthi et al. (Acad Med, 2006), Rothschild et al. (Crit Care Med, 2005), Goitein et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2005), and Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Lipner R, Song H, Biester T, et al. Factors that influence general internists' and surgeons' performance on maintenance of certification exams. Acad Med 2011 Jan; 86(1):53-8. [Cites article by Choudhry, Fletcher, and Soumerai (Ann Intern Med, 2005), published in the AHRQ-funded Improving Patient Care section of the publishing journal; cites AHRQ-funded article by Ketcham, Baker, and MacIsaac (Health Aff, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Schwind CJ, Boehler ML, Markwell SJ, et al. Use of simulated pages to prepare medical students for internship and improve patient safety. Acad Med 2011 Jan; 86(1):77-84. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Garrison D, Lyness JM, Frank JB, et al. Qualitative analysis of medical student impressions of a narrative exercise in the third-year psychiatry clerkship. Acad Med 2011 Jan; 86(1):85-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Epstein et al. (Soc Sci Med, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Iwashyna TJ, Fuld A, Asch DA, et al. The impact of residents, interns, and attendings on inpatient laboratory ordering patterns: a report from one university's hospitalist service. Acad Med 2011 Jan; 86(1):139-45. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ziemer et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2006), Horbar et al. (BMJ, 2004), Bates et al. (Am J Med, 1999), and Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Academic Pediatrics
Burke AE, Rushton J, Guralnick S, et al. Resident work duty hour requirements: medical educators' perspectives. Acad Pediatr 2010 Nov-Dec; 10(6):369-71. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Shojania, Wald, and Gross (Med Clin North Am, 2002).]

Jules A, Kaltenbach LA, Arbogast PG, et al. Use of drugs known to cause fetal harm among women delivering infants in Haiti. Acad Pediatr 2010 Nov-Dec; 10(6):395-399. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Andrade et al. (Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Patel AI, Madsen KA, Maselli JH, et al. Underdiagnosis of pediatric obesity during outpatient preventive care visits. Acad Pediatr 2010 Nov-Dec; 10(6):405-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Barlow et al. (Obesity, 2007) and Cook et al. (Pediatrics, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Health Promotion
Spencer LS. Database: research and evaluation results. Am J Health Promot 2011 Jan-Feb; 25(3):217-22. [Abstracts and comments on article by Shen et al. (Dis Manag, 2008), which uses 2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data to analyze and "assess differences in medical expenditures and mental illness in 2330 obese adults with chronic physical illness".]

American Journal of Law and Medicine
Rodwin MA. Patient data: property, privacy and the public interest. Am J Law Med 2010; 36(4):586-618. [Cites AHRQ request for information (RFA) National Health Data Stewardship, 2007, and subsequent corresponding letter from Connecting for Health, Markle Foundation, to P. Jon White (health information technology director in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships), 2007, and response submitted to AHRQ, Response to National Health Data Stewardship Request for Information, 2007, as published on AHRQ's National Resource Center for Health Information Technology Web site.]

American Journal of Nursing
Walsh MY. Putting patients first. Am J Nurs 2011 Jan; 111(1):12. [Includes the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) as an example of "objective data that's gathered over time" and is "a better gauge of the level of patient centeredness an organization has achieved."]

American Surgeon
Barmparas G, Inaba K, Teixeira PG, et al. Epidemiology of post-traumatic limb amputation: a National Trauma Databank analysis. Am Surg 2010 Nov; 76(11):1214-22. [Mentions that 1988-1996 HCUP NIS data "showed a declining estimated incidence of amputations caused by trauma from 1 1.37 per 100,000 persons in 1988 to 5.86 per 100,000 persons in 1996," citing article by Dillingham, Pezzin, and MacKenzie (South Med J, 2002), which uses HCUP data.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Lee DH, Vielemeyer O. Analysis of overall level of evidence behind Infectious Diseases Society of America practice guidelines. Arch Intern Med 2011 Jan 10; 171(1):18-22. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Atkins (former AHRQ researcher) et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2004) and Berg, Atkins, and Tierney (J Gen Intern Med, 1997); cites article by Woolf (Arch Intern Med, 1990), which discusses AHRQ-sponsored guidelines.] Select to access the abstract.

Pyne JM, Fortney JC, Curran GM, et al. Effectiveness of collaborative care for depression in human immunodeficiency virus clinics. Arch Intern Med 2011 Jan 10; 171(1):23-31. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Asch et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2003) and Wells et al. (JAMA, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Graham AL, Cobb NK, Papandonatos GD, et al. A randomized trial of internet and telephone treatment for smoking cessation. Arch Intern Med 2011 Jan 10; 171(1):46-53. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Rigotti NA. Integrating comprehensive tobacco treatment into the evolving US health care system: it's time to act. Arch Intern Med 2011 Jan 10; 171(1):53-5. [Comments on article by Graham et al. cited above and cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2008 Update, 2008.]

Chen AH, Yee HF Jr. Improving primary-care specialty care communication: lessons from San Francisco's safety net. Arch Intern Med 2011 Jan 10; 171(1):65-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Kim-Hwang et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2010).]

Fried TR, Tinetti ME, Iannone L. Primary care clinicians' experiences with treatment decision making for older persons with multiple conditions. Arch Intern Med 2011 Jan 10; 171(1):75-80. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Field et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Katz MH. Increasing bystander CPR rates: the chest compression-only method puts the goal in easier reach. Arch Intern Med 2011 Jan 10; 171(1):87-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Nallamothu et al. (Circulation, 2006).]

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science
Franco C, Hansen MB. The state of biopreparedness: lessons from leaders, proposals for progress. Biosecur Bioterror 2010 Dec; 8(4):379-84. [Mentions that AHRQ and an Institute of Medicine-convened work group "have been working to establish a framework for crisis standards of care".]

Cancer
Printz C. CER Initiative begins to take shape: scientists forge ahead with comparative effectiveness research on many fronts. Cancer 201 Jan 15; 117(2):231-3. [Discusses AHRQ's receipt of comparative effectiveness research funding under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the subsequent establishment of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI); quotes Carolyn Clancy (AHRQ director and PCORI board member) in reference to PCORI's budget and dissemination of AHRQ-funded research findings; mentions AHRQ's award—in response to stakeholder feedback—of a $1.6-million contract to the Lewin Group, based in Falls Church, Virginia, to develop a Web-based inventory to categorize and catalog all federal and nonfederal CER activities.]

JAMA
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). State-specific prevalence of cigarette smoking and smokeless tobacco use among adults—United States, 2009. JAMA 2011 Jan 12; 305(2):143-6. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008; originally published in MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2010.]

Journal of the American Informatics Association
Blaya JA, Shin S, Contreras C, et al. Full impact of laboratory information system requires direct use by clinical staff: cluster randomized controlled trial. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 Jan; 18(1):11-16. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Bates et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Collins SA, Bakken S, Vawdrey DK, et al. Agreement between common goals discussed and documented in the ICU. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 Jan; 18(1):45-50. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hazlehurst, Gorman, and McMullen (Int J Med Inform, 2008) and Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Hincapie AL, Warholak TL, Murcko AC, et al. Physicians' opinions of a health information exchange. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 Jan; 18(1):60-65. [Cites AHRQ Innovations Exchange Webinar Series: Arizona Medical Information Exchange (AMIE), 2009, as published on AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Exchange Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Fontaine et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2010), Wright et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2010), Simon et al. (J Eval Clin Pract, 2008), and Smith et al. (JAMA, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Bloomrosen M, Starren J, Lorenzi NM, et al. Anticipating and addressing the unintended consequences of health IT and policy: a report from the AMIA 2009 Health Policy Meeting. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 Jan; 18(1):82-90. [Cites AHRQ case and commentary EMR Entry Error: Not so Benign, 2009, as published on AHRQ's Web M&M (Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web) Web site; cites AHRQ-funded/authored article by Harrison (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets), Koppel, and Bar-Lev (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Majumdar SR. Successful high-quality knowledge translation research: three case studies. J Clin Epidemiol 2011 Jan; 64(1):21-24. [First case example comments on and cites an AHRQ-funded article by Kiefe et al. (JAMA, 2001).]

Bhattacharyya OK, Estey EA, Zwarenstein M. Methodologies to evaluate the effectiveness of knowledge translation interventions: a primer for researchers and health care managers. J Clin Epidemiol 2011 Jan; 64(1):32-40. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (second and third authors are former AHRQ center director and current AHRQ director,respectively) (JAMA, 2003); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Auerbach, Landefeld, and Shojania (N Engl J Med, 2007), Lynn et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007), and Stafford et al. (Hypertension, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Mackey DC. Determining which fractures are osteoporotic: empirical associations would provide better evidence than expert opinion. J Clin Epidemiol 2011 Jan; 64(1):45. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Warriner et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above.]

Dionne CE, Le Sage N, Franche RL, et al. Five questions predicted long-term, severe, back-related functional limitations: evidence from three large prospective studies. J Clin Epidemiol 2011 Jan; 64(1):54-66. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Acute Low Back Problems in Adults, 1994; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Deyo and Weinstein (N Engl J Med, 2001), Deyo et al. (Annu Rev Public Health, 1991), Volinn, Van Koevering, and Loeser (Spine, 1991), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Medical Association
Artz N, Whelan C, Feehan S. Caring for the adult with sickle cell disease: results of a multidisciplinary pilot program. J Natl Med Assoc 2010 Nov; 102(11):1009-16. [Cites AHRQ publication, Sickle Cell Disease Patients in U.S. Hospitals, 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief 21, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Solomon, LR.Pain management in adults with sickle cell disease in a medical center emergency department. J Natl Med Assoc 2010 Nov; 102(11):1025-1032. [Cites AHRQ publication, Sickle Cell Disease Patients in US Hospitals, 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief 21, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Campbell AD, Ross, PT, Kumagai AK, et al. Coming of age with sickle cell disease and the role of patient as teacher. J Natl Med Assoc 2010 Nov; 102(11):1073-78. [Cites AHRQ publication, Sickle Cell Disease Patients in US Hospitals, 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief 21, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Public Health Reports
Webb DA, Culhane JF, Mathew L, et al. Incident smoking during pregnancy and the postpartum period in a low-income urban population. Public Health Rep 2011 Jan-Feb; 126(1):50-9. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guidelines, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008, and Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000; cites articles by Haviland et al. (Nicotine Tob Res, 2004) and Melvin et al. (Tob Control, 2000), both of which use AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2000.]

Spiller HA, Singleton MD. Comparison of incidence of hospital utilization for poisoning and other injury types. Public Health Rep 2011 Jan-Feb; 126(1):94-9. [Cites Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP): 2005 National Inpatient Sample, 2007.]

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

American Journal of Cardiology
Sanchez DR, Diez Roux AV, Michos ED, et al. Comparison of the racial/ethnic prevalence of regular aspirin use for the primary prevention of coronary heart disease from the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. Am J Cardiol 2011 Jan; 107(1):41-6. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites article by Franco et al. (Int J Technol Assess Health Care, 2007), which uses the USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Health Promotion
Moss BG, Yeaton WH. Young children's weight trajectories and associated risk factors: results from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort. Am J Health Promot 2011 Jan-Feb; 25(3):190-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening and interventions for overweight children and adolescents and related commentary by Moyer et al. (both in Pediatrics, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Medical Association
Maxwell CJ, Sitapati AM, Abdus-Salaam SS, et al. A model for routine hospital-wide HIV screening: lessons learned and public health implications. J Natl Med Assoc 2010 Dec; 102(12):1165-72. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for HIV (Ann Intern Med, 2005).]

Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
Negi S, Nambi V. Coronary heart disease risk stratification: pitfalls and possibilities. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovasc J 2010 Nov—2011 Jan; 6(4):26-32. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on emerging risk factors for coronary heart disease (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Jneid H. Aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in women. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovasc J 2010 Nov—2011 Jan; 6(4):37-41. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Journal of the American Informatics Association
Myers JS, Gojraty S, Yang W, et al. A randomized-controlled trial of computerized alerts to reduce unapproved medication abbreviation use. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 Jan; 18(1):17-23. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaundhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, prepared by the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)-Stanford Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Garbutt et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2008), Bates et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2003), and Hennessy et al. (JAMA, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Or CK, Karsh BT, Severtson DJ, et al. Factors affecting home care patients' acceptance of a Web-based interactive self-management technology. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 Jan; 18(1):51-9. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Barriers and Drivers of Health Information Technology Use for the Elderly, Chronically Ill, and Underserved, 2008, prepared by the Oregon EPC under contract 290-02-0024).]

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Shea BJ. A decade of knowledge translation research--what has changed? J Clin Epidemiol 2011 Jan; 64(1):3-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Ranney et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on smoking cessation intervention strategies for adults and adults in special populations, prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill EPC under contract 290-02-0016).]

Straus SE, Tetroe JM, Graham ID. Knowledge translation is the use of knowledge in health care decision making. J Clin Epidemiol 2011 Jan; 64(1):6-10. [Cites AHRQ technical review, Toward a Theoretic Basis for Quality Improvement Interventions, Volume 1—Series Overview and Methodology, 2004 (from Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, 2004, prepared by the UCSF-Stanford University EPC under contact 290-02-0017).] Select to access the abstract.

Tricco AC, Tetzlaff J, Moher D. The art and science of knowledge synthesis. J Clin Epidemiol 2011 Jan; 64(1):11-20. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Atkins, Fink, and Slutsky (first author is former AHRQ researcher and last author is director of AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) (Ann Intern Med, 2005), which discusses AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Centers program; cites article by Whitlock et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010), which discusses AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program.] Select to access the abstract.

Sharma PS, Eden KB, Guise JM, et al. Subjective risk vs. objective risk can lead to different post-cesarean birth decisions based on multiattribute modeling. J Clin Epidemiol 2011 Jan; 64(1):67-78. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC), 2003, and AHRQ-funded systematic review by Guise et al. (Obstet Gynecol, 2004) on safety of vaginal birth after cesarean.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Tähtinen PA, Laine MK, Huovinen P, et al. A placebo-controlled trial of antimicrobial treatment for acute otitis media. N Engl J Med 2011 Jan 13; 364(2):116-26. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Management of Acute Otitis Media (Summary), 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

Nursing Research
Trinkoff AM, Johantgen M, Storr CL, et al. Nurses' work schedule characteristics, nurse staffing, and patient mortality. Nurs Res 2011 Jan-Feb; 60(1):1-8. [Cites AHRQ technical review, Refinement of the HCUP Quality Indicators, 2001, and AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Nurse Staffing and Quality of Patient Care, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Chang Y, Mark B. Effects of learning climate and registered nurse staffing on medication errors. Nurs Res 2011 Jan-Feb; 60(1):32-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Kaushal et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003) on effects of computerized physician order entry and clinical decision support systems on medication safety, based on work performed by the authors in collaboration with the UCSF-Stanford EPC under contract 290-97-0013; cites AHRQ-funded article by Jha et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Fiks AG, Hughes CC, Gafen A, et al. Contrasting parents' and pediatricians' perspectives on shared decision-making in ADHD. Pediatrics 2011 Jan; 127(1):e188-e196. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, 1999, prepared by McMaster University under contract 290-97-0017), and AHRQ technical review Diagnosis of Attention-Deficit Disorder/ Hyperactivity Disorder, 1999.] Select to access the abstract.

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Public Health
Ormond BA, Spillman BC, Waidmann TA, et al. Potential national and state medical care savings from primary disease prevention. Am J Public Health 2011 Jan; 101(1):157-64. [Uses 2003-2005 MEPS Household Component (MEPS-HC) data; cites Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component-006R: 1996 Medical Conditions, 2000; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Sing, Banthin, Selden, et al. (first author is former author and second and third authors are current researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Care Financ Rev, 2006) and Cohen and Krauss (current and former researchers, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2003), both of which use various MEPS data sets.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Vascular Surgery
Hong MS, Beck AW, Nelson PR. Emerging national trends in the management and outcomes of lower extremity peripheral arterial disease. Ann Vasc Surg 2011 Jan; 25(1):44-54. [Uses 2001-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Ladapo JA, Jaffer FA, Weinstein MC, et al. Projected cost-effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions in patients hospitalized with myocardial infarction. Arch Intern Med 2011 Jan 10; 171(1):39-45. [Uses 2007 HCUP NIS data on acute myocardial infarctions, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) as published on AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ's 2003 National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) summary, AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence. Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians, and AHRQ-funded article by Hanmer et al. (Med Decis Making, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Lefebvre KM, Chevan J. Sex disparities in level of amputation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2011 Jan; 92(1):118-24. [Uses 2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project: Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

International Advances in Economic Research
Cseh A, Koford BC. The impact of maternity minimum stay mandates on hospitalizations: an extension. Int Adv Econ Res 2010 Nov; 16(4):395-409. [Uses 1995-1997 HCUP NIS data and HCUP Clinical Classification Software (CCS), citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 1995-1997.]

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Barnett SB, Nurmagambetov TA. Costs of asthma in the United States: 2002-2007. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2011 Jan; 127(1):145-52. [Uses 2002-2007 MEPS Household Component (MEPS HC) data, citing MEPS HC-113 2007 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2009, MEPS HC-105: 2006 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2008, MEPS HC-102 G 2006 Office Based Medical Provider Visits, 2008, MEPS HC-097 2005 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2007, MEPS HC-089 2004 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2006, MEPS HC-079 2003 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2005, Computing Standard Errors for MEPS Estimates, 2005, and MEPS HC-070 2002 Full Year Consolidated Date File, 2004, all published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ publication, MEPS Annual Methodology Report, 2009, prepared by Westat under contract 290-02-0005).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Endodontics
Nalliah RP, Allareddy V, Elangovan S, et al. Hospital emergency department visits attributed to pulpal and periapical disease in the United States in 2006. J Endod 2011 Jan; 37(1):6-9. [Uses 2006 HCUP Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) data, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. The Nationwide Emergency Department Sample for the Year 2006, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Rural Health
Fan L, Shah MN, Veazie PJ, et al. Factors associated with emergency department use among the rural elderly. J Rural Health 2011 Winter; 27(1):39-49. [Uses 2002-2005 MEPS data, citing AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Zuvekas (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) and Olin (Health Serv Res, 2009), and Machlin, Cohen, Elixhauser, Beauregard, and Steiner (first and second authors are current researchers and fourth author is former researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, and third and fifth authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Med Care, 2009), both of which use various MEPS data sets; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pollack et al. (Med Care, 2007) and Arcury et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Vascular Surgery
Hong MS, Feezor RJ, Lee WA, et al. The advent of thoracic endovascular aortic repair is associated with broadened treatment eligibility and decreased overall mortality in traumatic thoracic aortic injury. J Vasc Surg 2011 Jan; 53(1):36-42; discussion 43. [Uses 2001-2007 HCUP NIS data; cites Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Flagg EW, Weinstock H. Incidence of neonatal herpes simplex virus infections in the United States, 2006. Pediatrics 2011 Jan; 127(1):e1-e8. [Uses 2006 HCUP KID data, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2006, and Introduction to the KIDS' Inpatient Database (KID), 2006, 2008, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Urology
Schaeffer AJ, Feng Z, Trock BJ, et al. Medical comorbidities associated with pediatric kidney stone disease. Urology 2011 Jan; 77(1):195-9. [Uses 2003 and 2006 HCUP KID data and HCUP Comorbidity Software. Also refer to AHRQ-funded/authored articles by Memtsoudis et al. (Anesth Analg, 2011), Moy, Barrett, and Ho (MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep, 2011), and Lasky et al. (Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles..] Select to access the abstract.

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Internet Citation: Perioperative Pulmonary Outcomes in Patients with Sleep Apnea after Noncardiac Surgery: Articles of Interest: January 14, 2011. January 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/011411.html