Hospital Burden of Unintentional Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the United States, 2007

Articles of Interest, June 29, 2012

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

American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Iqbal S, Law HZ, Clower JH, Yip FY, Elixhauser A. Hospital burden of unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning in the United States, 2007. Am J Emerg Med 2012 Jun; 30(6):657-64. [Fifth author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 2007 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) data, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project on the AHRQ Web site, and Introduction to the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) 2007, Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) 2007, and HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, HCUP 2007 NIS User Guide, 2009, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites HCUP Methods Series Reports Population Denominator Data for Use with the HCUP Databases (Updated with 2009 Population Data, 2010, Final Report on Calculating Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Variances, 2001, Denominator Data for Use with the HCUP Databases (Updated), 2008, HCUP E Code Evaluation Report, 2004; 2005 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Comparison Report, 2008, and Summary 2007 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Comparison Report, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Kidney Diseases
Schell JO, Patel UD, Steinhauser KE, et al. Discussions of the kidney disease trajectory by elderly patients and nephrologists: a qualitative study. Am J Kidney Dis 2012 Apr; 59(4):495-503. [Supported by fellowship grant T32 HS00079.]�Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Harrington AR, Warholak TL, Hines LE, et al. Healthcare professional students' knowledge of drug-drug interactions. Am J Pharm Educ 2011 Dec 15; 75(10):199. [Supported by grant U18 HS17001-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Surgery
Finks JF, English WJ, Carlin AM, Krause KR, Share DA, Banerjee M, Birkmeyer JD, Birkmeyer NJ. Predicting risk for venous thromboembolism with bariatric surgery: results from the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative. Ann Surg 2012 Jun; 255(6):1100-4. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS18050-01A1 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Caverly TJ, Al-Khatib SM, Kutner JS, Masoudi FA, et al. Patient preference in the decision to place implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. Arch Intern Med 2012 Jul 23 [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by cooperative agreement grant U18 HS16964; fourth author reports receiving other AHRQ funding.]

Quinn MA, Kats AM, Kleinman K, et al. The relationship between electronic health records and malpractice claims. Arch Intern Med 2012 Jun 25 [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by grant 1 UC1 HS15397.]

Bone
Nelson RE, Nebeker JR, Sauer BC, et al. Factors associated with screening or treatment initiation among male United States veterans at risk for osteoporosis fracture. Bone 2012 Apr; 50(4):983-8. [Supported in part by grant HS18582-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Chest
Kerlin MP, Halpern SD. Twenty-four-hour intensivist staffing in teaching hospitals: tensions between safety today and safety tomorrow. Chest 2012 May; 141(5):1315-20. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS18406 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Kahn MG, Weng C. Clinical research informatics: a conceptual perspective. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jun 1; 19(e1):e36-e42. [Supported in part by grants R01 HS19908 (for the Scalable Architecture for Federated Translational Inquiries Network), R21 HS19726-01A, and R01 HS19853 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Mathias JS, Gossett D, Baker DW. Use of electronic health record data to evaluate overuse of cervical cancer screening. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jun 1; 19(e1):e96-e101. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS00078-13 (for first author's fellowship); authors define low-risk women according to USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2003,as published on the USPSTF Web site; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, prepared by the Southern California-University of California at San Francisco Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC); cites AHRQ publication, Health Care Efficiency Measures: Identification, Categorization, and Evaluation, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Jiang X, Boxwala AA, El-Kareh R, et al. A patient-driven adaptive prediction technique to improve personalized risk estimation for clinical decision support. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jun 1; 19(e1):e137-e144. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS19913.]�Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Anderson JB, Czosek RJ, Knilans TK, et al. Postoperative heart block in children with common forms of congenital heart disease: results from the KID database. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2012 Jun 26 [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant U18 HS16957-03; uses 2000-2009 HCUP KID data, citing HCUP KID Database Documentation, 2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Concannon TW, Meissner P, Grunbaum JA, McElwee N, Guise JM, Santa J, Conway PH, Daudelin D, Morrato EH, et al. A new taxonomy for stakeholder engagement in patient-centered outcomes research. J Gen Intern Med 2012 Apr 13 [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by grants K01 HS17726 (to first author) and K12 HS19464 (to ninth author); lists Jean Slutsky, director of AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence, in Table 1 as a member of the Stakeholder Review Panel; mentions that AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program is one of several federal research programs reporting on �"substantial work" in the area of evidence prioritization, citing AHRQ Methods Future Research Needs Report Methods for Engaging Stakeholders To Identify and Prioritize Future Research Needs, 2011, and AHRQ comparative effectiveness research mandates in the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, H.R.1, 108th Congress; cites About the Eisenberg Center, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Rayan N, Barnes S, Fleming N, et al. Barriers to compliance with evidence-based care in trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2012 Mar; 72(3):585-92; discussion 592-3. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS17718-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Soriya GC, McVaney KE, Liao MM, Haukoos JS, et al. Safety of prehospital intravenous fentanyl for adult trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2012 Mar; 72(3):755-9. [Supported by grants F32 HS18123 (to third author) and K02 HS17526 (to fourth author).] Select to access the abstract.

Shafi S, Rayan N, Barnes S, et al. Moving from "optimal resources" to "optimal care" at trauma centers. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2012 Apr; 72(4):870-7. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS17718–01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
Binswanger IA, Redmond N, Steiner JF, et al. Health disparities and the criminal justice system: an agenda for further research and action. J Urban Health 2012 Feb; 89(1):98-107. [Supported in part by grant K12 HS19464 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Desai RJ, Ashton CM, Deswal A, et al. Comparative effectiveness of individual angiotensin receptor blockers on risk of mortality in patients with chronic heart failure. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2012 Mar; 21(3):233-40. [Supported in part by grant 1 R03 HS169-01A1.]�Select to access the abstract.

PLoS One
Kesselheim AS, Myers JA, Solomon DH, et al. The prevalence and cost of unapproved uses of top-selling orphan drugs. PLoS One 2012; 7(2):e31894. [Supported in part by career development award grant K08 HS18465-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Hilton JF, Barkoff L, Chang O, et al. A cross-sectional study of barriers to personal health record use among patients attending a safety-net clinic. PLoS One 2012; 7(2):e31888. [Supported in part by grant R18 HS17784-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Preventing Chronic Disease
Nichols GA, Desai J, Elston Lafata J, et al. Construction of a multisite DataLink using electronic health records for the identification, surveillance, prevention, and management of diabetes mellitus: the SUPREME-DM project. Prev Chronic Dis 2012 Jun; 9:E110. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS19859; cites AHRQ-sponsored publication, Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide, 2nd Edition, 2010.]�Select to access the abstract.

Spine
Memtsoudis SG, Kirksey M, Ma Y, Chiu YL, Mazumdar M, et al. Metabolic syndrome and lumbar spine fusion surgery: epidemiology and perioperative outcomes. Spine 2012 May 15; 37(11):989-95. [Supported in part by Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant RFA HS00514) (to fourth and fifth authors); uses 2000-2008 HCUP NIS data and HCUP Comorbidity Software, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, and Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2006, 2008, and Comorbidity Software, Version 3.4, 2009, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992). Also refer to AHRQ-funded/authored articles by Odukoya and Chui (J Clin Epidemiol, 2012) and Gaudet et al. (PLoS One, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Archives of Internal Medicine
Kerr EA, Lucatorto MA, Holleman R, et al. Monitoring performance for blood pressure management among patients with diabetes mellitus: too much of a good thing? Arch Intern Med 2012 Jun 25; 172(12):938-45. [Cites AHRQ publication, Assessing Quality of Care for Diabetes. Conference Final Report, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Haut ER, Pronovost PJ, Schneider EB. Limitations of administrative databases. JAMA 2012 Jun 27; 307(24):2589. [First author reports previous AHRQ grant funding through K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (grant 1 K08 HS17952-01, entitled "Does Screening Variability Make DVT an Unreliable Quality Measure of Trauma Care?") and second author reports research support for the Keystone ICU study; mentions that HCUP NIS is "assembled from data originally intended for billing purposes," citing AHRQ-funded article by Dismuke (Med Care, 2005).]

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Shah NH, Tenenbaum JD. The coming age of data-driven medicine: translational bioinformatics' next frontier. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jun 1; 19(e1):e2-e4. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Brown et al. (Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 2007).]

Buck MD, Anane S, Taverna J, et al. The Hub Population Health System: distributed ad hoc queries and alerts. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jun 1; 19(e1):e46-e50. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Weingart et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Ong MS, Magrabi F, Coiera E. Automated identification of extreme-risk events in clinical incident reports. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jun 1; 19(e1):e110-e118. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Melton and Hripcsak (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2005).]�Select to access the abstract.

Embi PJ, Leonard AC. Evaluating alert fatigue over time to EHR-based clinical trial alerts: findings from a randomized controlled study. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2012 Jun 1; 19(e1):e145-e148. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Shah et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2006) and Weingart et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Berberich FR, Schechter NL. Pediatric office pain: crying for attention. Pediatrics 2012 Apr; 129(4):e1057- e1059. [Cites AHRQ publication, Acute Pain Management Guideline Panel. Acute Pain Management in Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 1993.]

Public Personnel Management
Coggburn JD, Daley DM, Kearney RC. Public sector retiree health care benefits: a view from the American states. Public Pers Manage 2012 Summer; 41(2):219-40. [Mentions that AHRQ "notes that there has been a steady drop in the number of private sector organizations offering retiree health care benefits, from 22 percent in 1997 to 13 percent in 2002."]

Women and Health
Torchalla I, Okoli CT, Bottorff JL, et al. Smoking cessation programs targeted to women: a systematic review. Women Health 2012 Feb 9; 52(1):32-54. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.]�Select to access the abstract.

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

Aging Health
Pickett YR, Raue PJ, Bruce ML. Late-life depression in home healthcare. Aging Health 2012 Jun; 8(3):273-84. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on screening for depression in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2002).]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Moyer VA; on behalf of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for and management of obesity in adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jun 26 [Epub ahead of print. Updates the 2003 USPSTF recommendations on screening for obesity and overweight in adults, citing USPSTF Evidence Synthesis Screening for and Management of Obesity and Overweight in Adults, 2011, earlier USPSTF recommendations on screening for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003), and USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review on the effectiveness of primary care-relevant treatments for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2011); notes the American Academy of Family Physicians' endorsement of the USPSTF recommendations, citing the Obesity landing page of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Web site.]

Moyer VA; on behalf of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthful diet and physical activity for cardiovascular disease prevention in adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jun 26 [Epub ahead of print. Updates the 2003 and 2002 USPSTF recommendation statements on behavioral counseling to promote a healthful diet and physical activity in adults without preexisting cardiovascular disease or its risk factors, citing USPSTF evidence synthesis Behavioral Counseling to Promote Physical Activity and a Healthful Diet to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease in Adults: Update of the Evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2010; notes that previous AAFP statements about counseling for physical activity have been consistent with those of the USPSTF, and are currently being updated, citing Summary of Recommendations for Clinical Preventive Services, 2010, as published on the American Academy of Family Physicians Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Summaries for Patients: Screening for and management of obesity in adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jun 26 [Epub ahead of print. Summarizes updated USPSTF recommendations on screening for and management of obesity in adults, cited above in this section.]

Summaries for Patients: Counseling to promote healthy lifestyle and prevent cardiovascular disease: recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jun 26 [Epub ahead of print. Summarizes updated USPSTF recommendations on behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthful diet and physical activity for cardiovascular disease prevention in adults, cited above in this section.]

Health Education Research
Frank E, Schlair S, Elon L, et al. Do US medical students report more training on evidence-based prevention topics? Health Educ Res 2012 Jun 21 [Epub ahead of print. Examines association of reported frequency of medical student training/prevention counseling on selected prevention/screening items with evidence-based recommendations by the USPSTF and other organizations, with results listed in Tables 1 and 2 by USPSTF ratings.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Yu EW, Finkelstein JS. Bone density screening intervals for osteoporosis: one size does not fit all. JAMA 2012 Jun 27; 307(24):2591-2. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for osteoporosis (Am Fam Physician, 2011).]

Journal of Family Practice
Ko MG, Files JA, Pruthi S. Reducing the risk of breast cancer: a personalized approach. J Fam Pract 2012 Jun; 61(6):340-7. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009), genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility (Ann Intern Med, 2005), and chemoprevention of breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) on the comparative effectiveness of medications to reduce risk for primary breast cancer, prepared by the Oregon EPC under contract 290-2007-10057-1.] Select to access the abstract.

OBG Management
Barbieri RL. Be active, not passive, with how you screen for type 2 diabetes. OBG Manage 2012 Jun; 24(6):6-9. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on screening for type 2 diabetes (Ann Intern Med, 2008). Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Mathias et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Treadwell JR, Uhl S, Tipton K, Shamliyan T, Viswanathan M, Berkman ND, Sun X, Coleman CI, Elshaug AG, et al. Assessing equivalence and noninferiority. J Clin Epidemiol 2012 Jun 23 [Epub ahead of print. Ninth author was a former AHRQ intern at the time of publication; summarizes findings on "what review methods support valid conclusions of equivalence (EQ) and noninferiority (NI)," based on guidance developed by a workgroup composed of 13 systematic reviewers from seven EPCs and AHRQ; includes review of guidance documents posted on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site for background information.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy
McMahan R, Balfe LM, Greene L. Summary of AHRQ's comparative effectiveness review of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs for children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. J Manag Care Pharm 2012 Feb; 18(1b Suppl):S1-S16. [Supported in part by contract HHSA290-2010-0000-6G; summarizes key methods and findings of AHRQ comparative effectiveness review Disease-modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDS) in Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), 2011, prepared by the Duke EPC; uses evidence-rating criteria in AHRQ publication Methods Reference Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2011, published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.]

Nature Biotechnology
Ratner M. The gatekeepers of effectiveness. Nat Biotechnol 2012 Jun 7; 30(6):482-4. [Discusses AHRQ's involvement in clinical practice guideline development (through its predecessor agency) and comparative effectiveness research, and its relationship to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)].]

Perspectives in Health Information Management
Odukoya OK, Chui MA. Commentary on the federal government's role in influencing e-prescribing use and research. Perspect Health Inf Manag 2012; 9:1c. [Discusses AHRQ's collaboration with other government health agencies in promoting and disseminating e-prescribing research initiatives and notes that AHRQ "has awarded $260 million dollars in grants and contracts to encourage HIT research," citing 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), AHRQ-sponsored publication, Incorporating Health Information Technology Into Workflow Redesign: Request for Information Summary Report, 2010, and Funding Opportunities, Key Topics: Electronic Prescribing, Enabling Electronic Prescribing and Enhanced Management of Controlled Medications: Massachusetts, and Health IT in Small and Rural Communities, all published on AHRQ's National Resource Center for Health Information Technology Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Kaushal et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2010), Crosson et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2008, Koppel et al. (JAMA, 2005), and others.]�Select to access the abstract.

PLoS One
Gaudet LM, Singh K, Weeks L, et al. Effectiveness of terbutaline pump for the prevention of preterm birth. A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One 2012; 7(2):e31679. [Supported by contract HHSA290-2007-10059-I-EPC3 (to the University of Ottawa EPC) and based on research protocol Comparative Effectiveness of Terbutalene Pump for the Prevention of Preterm Birth, 2010, and AHRQ comparative effectiveness review Terbutaline Pump for the Prevention of Preterm Birth, 2011, both published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; uses AHRQ's generic quality criteria to review included studies, citing AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Medical Test Reviews, 2012, and AHRQ-authored articles by Atkins, Chang (respectively, former AHRQ researcher and current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence), Gartlehner et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2011), Owens, Lohr, Atkins et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010), and Chou, Aronson, Atkins et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010) and article by Relevo and Balshem (J Clin Epidemiol, 2011), all on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site. Also refer to articles by Mathias et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2012) and Concannon et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, article by Ko, Files, and Pruthi (J Fam Pract, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles, and article by Nayar P et al. (Health Care Manage Rev, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Go to article by Stroup et al. (BJU Int, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products..

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Academic Emergency Medicine
Platts-Mills TF, Hunold KM, Esserman DA, et al. Motor vehicle collision-related emergency department visits by older adults in the United States. Acad Emerg Med 2012 Jun 22 [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2008 HCUP NEDS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample, and AHRQ publication, Emergency Department Visits for Adults in Community Hospitals, 2008, HCUP Statistical Brief 100, 2010, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Acta Médica Portuguesa
Martins DL, Carvalho AM, Fernandes JL. Tratamento antibiótico da cistite não complicada: em mulheres não grávidas até à menopausa [Antibiotic treatment of uncomplicated cystitis in non-pregnant women up to menopause]. Acta Med Port 2011 Nov; 24(6):1019-24. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ as a data source.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medicine
Stein PD, Matta F. Case fatality rate with pulmonary embolectomy for acute pulmonary embolism. Am J Med 2012 May; 125(5):471-7. [Uses 1999-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 1998-2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites article by Stein et al. (Am J Med, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Neuroradiology
Brinjikji W, Kallmes DF, Lanzino G, et al. Hospitalization costs for endovascular and surgical treatment of ruptured aneurysms in the United States are substantially higher than Medicare payments. Am J Neuroradiol 2012 Jun-Jul; 33(6):1037-40. [Uses 2001-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), 1998-2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Surgery
Delaney CP, Craver C, Gibbons MM, et al. Evaluation of clinical outcomes with alvimopan in clinical practice: a national matched-cohort study in patients undergoing bowel resection. Ann Surg 2012 Apr; 255(4):731-8. [Uses HCUP Chronic Condition Indicator (CCI), citing Chronic Condition Indicator (CCI) for ICD-9-CM, 2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Ward BK, Gourin CG, Francis HW. Vestibular schwannoma surgical volume and short-term outcomes in Maryland. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2012 Jun; 138(6):577-83. [uses 1990-2009 Maryland Health Service Cost Review Commission database data, a component of AHRQ's HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SIDS).] Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis Care and Research
Kim SH, Meehan JP, Blumenfeld T, et al. Hip fractures in the United States: 2008 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample. Arthritis Care Res 2012 May; 64(5):751-7. [Uses 2008 NEDS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

BJU International
Kim SP, Boorjian SA, Shah ND, et al. Contemporary trends of in-hospital complications and mortality for radical cystectomy. BJU Int 2012 Mar 22 [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2001-2008 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2003) and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Stroup SP, Palazzi KL, Chang DC, et al. Inpatient safety trends in laparoscopic and open nephrectomy for renal tumours. BJU Int 2012 Apr 3 [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1998-2008 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators, citing AHRQ publications, AHRQ Quality Indicators: Windows: Software Documentation, Version 4.1a, 2010, and "Appendix B: Detailed Methods—Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)" as published in AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2008, on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Rivard, Luther, Christiansen, Zhao, Loveland, Elixhauser et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2008), and several AHRQ-funded and other articles, all using AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators.]�Select to access the abstract.

BMC Clinical Pharmacology
Zhu VJ, Belsito A, Tu W, et al. Data for drugs available through low-cost prescription drug programs are available through pharmacy benefit manager and claims data. BMC Clin Pharmacol 2012 Jun 22; 12(1):12. [Uses 2008 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2008 Prescribed Medicines dataset data as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, and referencing MEPS HC-118A: 2008 Prescribed Medicines File, 2010; cites AHRQ publication, Trends in the Pharmaceutical Treatment of Diabetes, 1997 to 2007, MEPS Research Findings 30, 2010, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites Health Information Exchange, as published on AHRQ's National Resource Center for Health Information Technology Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

BMC Pediatrics
Miller RL, Gebremariam A, Odetola FO. Pediatric high-impact conditions in the United States: retrospective analysis of hospitalizations and associated resource use. BMC Pediatr 2012 Jun 8; 12(1):61. [Uses 2006 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) on AHRQ's HCUP Web site and HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID): Description of Data Elements, 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Greuter MJ, van Emmerik NM, Wouters MG, et al. Quality of guidelines on the management of diabetes in pregnancy: a systematic review. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2012 Jun 28; 12(1):58. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ to identify relevant guidelines.]�Select to access the abstract.

BMC Pulmonary Medicine
Gerke AK, Yang M, Tang F, et al. Increased hospitalizations among sarcoidosis patients from 1998 to 2008: a population-based cohort study. BMC Pulm Med 2012 May 14; 12(1):19. [Uses 1998-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

Critical Care Medicine
Penrod JD, Pronovost PJ, Livote EE, et al. Meeting standards of high-quality intensive care unit palliative care: clinical performance and predictors. Crit Care Med 2012 Apr; 40(4):1105-12. [Uses nine care and communication quality measures developed by the Voluntary Hospital Association and posted on AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006) and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Dental Traumatology
Nalliah RP, Allareddy V, Kim MK, et al. Economics of facial fracture reductions in the United States over 12 months. Dent Traumatol 2012 Apr 9 [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2008 HCUP NIS data, citing NIS Database Documentation, 2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Haemophilia
Goel R, Krishnamurti L. Mortality, health care utilization and associated diagnoses in hospitalized patients with haemophilia in the United States: first reported nationwide estimates. Haemophilia 2012 Apr 16 [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2007 HCUP NIS data and HCUP Clinical Classification Software (CCS), citing HCUP Quality Control Procedures, 2002, AHRQ publications, 30-Day Readmissions following Hospitalizations for Chronic vs. Acute Conditions, 2008, HCUP Statistical Brief 127, 2012 (as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site), Comparative Analysis of HCUP and NHDS Inpatient Discharge Data, Technical Supplement 13, NIS Release 5, 1996, as published on AHRQ's Web site, and AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Eff Clin Pract, 2002), which uses various HCUP data sets.]� Select to access the abstract.

Health Care Management Review
Nayar P, Ozcan YA, Yu F, et al. Benchmarking urban acute care hospitals: Efficiency and quality perspectives. Health Care Manage Rev 2012 Mar 29 [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2008 HCUP NIS data; notes the omission of the quality dimension in efficiency measures used in the literature reviewed for �AHRQ-sponsored publication, Identifying, Categorizing, and Evaluating Health Care Efficiency Measures. Final Report, 2008, prepared by the Southern California EPC-RAND Corporation under contract 282-00-0005-21.]�Select to access the abstract.

Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Penman-Aguilar A, Whiteman MK, Cox S, et al. Complications of common gynecologic surgeries among HIV-infected women in the United States. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2012 May 17 [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1994-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Navaneethan U, parasa S, Venkatesh PG, et al. Prevalence and risk factors for colonic perforation during colonoscopy in hospitalized end-stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis. Int J Colorectal Dis 2012 Jun; 27(6):811-16. [Uses 2006 HCUP NIS data, citing AHRQ publication, HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample Comparison Report, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Zheng DD, Christ SL, Lam BL, et al. Increased mortality risk among the visually impaired: the roles of mental well-being and preventive care practices. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2012 May; 53(6):2685-92. [Uses 2000 MEPS data, citing MEPS HC-050: 2000 Full Year Consolidated Data File as published on AHRQ's MEPs Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Arthroplasty
Sams JD, Francis ML, Scaife SL, et al. Redefining revision total hip arthroplasty based on hospital admission status. J Arthroplasty 2012 May; 27(5):758-63. [Uses 2005-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan, Kaczmarek, Loyo-Berrios, Sangl (first and fourth authors are researchers, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) et al. (J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2007).]�Select to access the abstract.

Jain A, Stein BE, Skolasky RL, et al. Total joint arthroplasty in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. J Arthroplasty 2012 Jun; 27(6):881-8. [Uses 1992-2005 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2005, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Robinson CN, Balentine CJ, Sansgiry S, et al. Disparities in the use of minimally invasive surgery for colorectal disease. J Gastrointest Surg 2012 May; 16(5):897-903; discussion 903-4. [Uses 2008 HCUP NIS data, Clinical Classification Software (CCS), and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002) and others.]�Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Jolley JA, Kim S, Wing DA. Acute pyelonephritis and associated complications during pregnancy in 2006 in US hospitals. J Matern Fetal Neonat Med 2012 Jun 25 [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2006 HCUP NIS data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (Eff Clin Pract, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Lin N, Cahill KS, Frerichs KU, et al. Treatment of ruptured and unruptured cerebral aneurysms in the USA: a paradigm shift. J Neurointerv Surg 2012 May; 4(3):182-9. [Uses 1998-2007 HCUP NIS data and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992) and article by Quan et al. (Med Care, 2005), citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics
Williams C, Simon TD, Riva-Cambrin J, et al. Hyponatremia with intracranial malignant tumor resection in children. J Neurosurg Pediatr 2012 May; 9(5):524-9. [Uses 2006 KID data, citing Design of the HCUP KIDS' Inpatient Database (KID), 2003, and AHRQ publication, Final Report on Calculating Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Variances, 2001, HCUP Methods Series Report 2003-2, 2005, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Orthopaedic Research
Memtsoudis SG, Pumberger M, Ma Y, et al. Epidemiology and risk factors for perioperative mortality after total hip and knee arthroplasty. J Orthop Res 2012 Apr 19 [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1998-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Sexual Medicine
Kaltenboeck A, Foster S, Ivanova J, et al. The direct and indirect costs among U.S. privately insured employees with hypogonadism. J Sex Med 2012 Jun 27 [Epub ahead of print. Uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Romano, Roos, and Jollis (J Clin Epidemiol, 1993).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Urology
Kim SP, Shah ND, Karnes RJ, et al. The implications of hospital acquired adverse events on mortality, length of stay and costs for patients undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. J Urol 2012 Jun; 187(6):2011-17. [Uses 2001-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-authored article by Zhan et al. (Health Aff, 2006), Friedman et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2006), and Zhan and Miller (former AHRQ researcher) (JAMA, 2003); cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005.]�Select to access the abstract.

Movement Disorders
Bhattacharya RK, Dubinsky RM, Lai SM, et al. Is there an increased risk of hip fracture in Parkinson's disease? A Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Mov Disord 2012 Jun 28 [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1988-2007 HCUP NIS data and Clinical Classification Software (CCS), citing Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM Fact Sheet; discusses findings from article by Burge et al. (J Bone Miner Res, 2007), which uses 2001 HCUP NIS data to develop "a model to predict the incidence of osteoporotic fractures from 2005 to 2025."]�Select to access the abstract.

Neurology
Englot DJ, Ouyang D, Garcia PA, et al. Epilepsy surgery trends in the United States, 1990-2008. Neurology 2012 Apr 17; 78(16):1200-6. [Uses 1990-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Eff Clin Pract, 2002), which use various HCUP data sets.] Select to access the abstract.

Neuro-Oncology
Terry AR, Barker FG 2nd, Leffert L, et al. Outcomes of hospitalization in pregnant women with CNS neoplasms: a population-based study. Neuro Oncol 2012 Jun; 14(6):768-76. [Uses 1988-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

Neurosurgery
Hoh BL, Neal DW, Kleinhenz DT, et al. Higher complications and no improvement in mortality in the ACGME resident duty-hour restriction era: an analysis of more than 107,000 neurosurgical trauma patients in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database. Neurosurgery 2012 Jun; 70(6):1369-81; discussion 1381-2. [Compares 1999-2002 HCUP NIS data with no restrictions to 2005-2008 HCUP NIS data with restrictions for mortality and complications, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Fletcher et al. (JAMA, 2005, and Ann Intern Med, 2004) and others.]�Select to access the abstract.

Neurosurgical Focus
Sonig A, Thakur JD, Chittiboina P, et al. Is posttraumatic cerebrospinal fluid fistula a predictor of posttraumatic meningitis? A US Nationwide Inpatient Sample database study. Neurosurg Focus 2012 Jun; 32(6):E4. [Uses 2005-2009 HCUP NIS data and HCUP Clinical Classification Software (CCS).] Select to access the abstract.

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Kim MK, Nalliah RP, Lee MK, et al. Factors associated with length of stay and hospital charges for patients hospitalized with mouth cellulitis. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2012 Jan; 113(1):21-8. [Uses 2008 HCUP NIS data, citing NIS Database Documentation, 2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site. ] Select to access the abstract.

Elangovan S, Karimbux NY, Srinivasan S, et al. Hospital-based emergency department visits with herpetic gingivostomatitis in the United States. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2012 Apr; 113(4):505-11. [Uses 2007 HCUP NEDS data and HCUP Clinical Classification Software (CCS), citing NEDS: Database Documentation and Overview of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Ugurluoglu O, Ugurluoglu E, Doganay Payziner et al. Patient Safety Culture: sample of a university hospital in Turkey. Pak J Med Sci Q 2012 Apr-Jun; 28(3):463-7. [Uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey Patient Safety Culture Survey, citing "Table A-1. Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Bed Size" from AHRQ publication, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2010 Comparative Database Report, 2010, and AHRQ publications, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2009 Comparative Database Report, 2009, and Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 2: Culture and Redesign, 2008, all published on the AHRQ Web site; cites several articles discussing/using AHRQ's Hospital Survey Patient Safety Culture Survey.]

Pediatric Blood and Cancer
Setty BA, O'Brien SH, Kerlin BA. Pediatric venous thromboembolism in the United States: A tertiary care complication of chronic diseases. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2012 Aug; 59(2):258-64. [Uses 2006 Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Surgery International
Lee J, Tashjian DB, Moriarty KP. Is partial colectomy the operation of choice in pediatric Clostridium difficile colitis? Pediatr Surg Int 2012 Jun; 28(6):603-607. [Uses 2000-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]�Select to access the abstract.

Spine
Kalanithi PA, Arrigo R, Boakye M. Morbid obesity increases cost and complication rates in spinal arthrodesis. Spine 2012 May 15; 37(11):982-8. [Uses 2003-2007 HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) data for California and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites article by Stukenborg et al. (Med Care, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Stroke
Grigoryan M, Chaudhry SA, Hassan AE, et at al. Neurointerventional procedural volume per hospital in United States: implications for comprehensive stroke center designation. Stroke 2012 May; 43(5):1309-14. [Uses 2005-2008 HCUP NIS data.]�Select to access the abstract.

Transplant Infectious Disease
Pant C, Anderson MP, O'Connor JA, et al. Association of Clostridium difficile infection with outcomes of hospitalized solid organ transplant recipients: results from the 2009 Nationwide Inpatient Sample database.Transpl Infect Dis 2012 Jun 22 [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2009 HCUP NIS data and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992). Also refer to articles by Iqbal et al. (Am J Emerg Med, 2012) and Memtsoudis et al. (Spine, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of June 2012
Internet Citation: Hospital Burden of Unintentional Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the United States, 2007: Articles of Interest, June 29, 2012. June 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/062912.html