Age-related Changes in Antidepressant Pharmacokinetics and Potential Drug-drug Interactions: A Comparison of Evidence-based Literature and Package Insert Information

Articles of Interest: July 20, 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 Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
Boyce RD, Handler SM, Karp JF, et al. Age-related changes in antidepressant pharmacokinetics and potential drug-drug interactions: a comparison of evidence-based literature and package insert information. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 2012 Apr; 10(2):139-50. [Supported in part by grants K12 HS19461 (to first author), R01 HS18721, and R01 HS17695.] Select to access the abstract.

Marcum ZA, Hanlon JT. Commentary on the new American Geriatric Society Beers criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 2012 Apr; 10(2):151-9. [Supported in part by grants R01 HS17695 and R01 HS18721.]

AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
Kamalian S, Kamalian S, Konstas AA, Maas MB, Payabvash S, Pomerantz SR, Schaefer PW, Furie KL, González RG, Lev MH. CT perfusion mean transit time maps optimally distinguish benign oligemia from true "at-risk" ischemic penumbra, but thresholds vary by postprocessing technique. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2012 Mar; 33(3):545-9. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS11392-01A1 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
You WB, Wolf MS, Bailey SC, et al. Improving patient understanding of preeclampsia: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2012 May; 206(5):431.e1-431.e5. [Research was performed while first author was a National Research Services Award (NRSA) post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Healthcare studies under Institutional Award grant T32 HS00078-11.] Select to access the abstract. 

Anesthesia and Analgesia
Toledo P, Sun J, Grobman WA, et al. Racial and ethnic disparities in neuraxial labor analgesia. Anesth Analg 2012 Jan; 114(1):172-8. [Study was completed while first author was a NRSA postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Studies under Institutional Award grant T32 HS00078 (principal investigator, Jane L. Holl) and grant F32 HS20122 (principal investigator is first author); mentions AHRQ's definition of health care disparity, citing AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Sasson C, Haukoos JS, Magid DJ. Public access defibrillation: a call to arms for systematic data collection and integration into 911. Ann Emerg Med 2012 Jun; 59(6):557. [Supported by Independent Scientist Award grant K02 HS17526 (to second author).]

Thompson DO, Hurtado TR, Liao MM, Haukoos JS. Path dependence and the persistence of the Glasgow Coma Scale. Ann Emerg Med 2012 Jun; 59(6):559-60. [Supported by grants F32 HS18123 (to third author) and K02 HS17526 (to fourth author).]

Annals of Surgery
Dimick JB, Ghaferi AA, Osborne NH, et al. Reliability adjustment for reporting hospital outcomes with surgery. Ann Surg 2012 Apr; 255(4):703-7. [Supported in part by Career Development Award grant K08 HS17765 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Glance LG, Lustik SJ, Hannan EL, et al. The Surgical Mortality Probability Model: derivation and validation of a simple risk prediction rule for noncardiac surgery. Ann Surg 2012 Apr; 255(4):696-702. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS16737.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Health Services Research
Tzeng HM, Titler MG, Ronis DL, et al. The contribution of staff call light response time to fall and injurious fall rates: an exploratory study in four US hospitals using archived hospital data. BMC Health Serv Res 2012 Mar 31; 12:84. [Supported by grant R03 HS18258.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Friedly JL, Bresnahan BW, Comstock B, et al. Study protocol- Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections for Spinal Stenosis (LESS): a double-blind randomized controlled trial of epidural steroid injections for lumbar spinal stenosis among older adults. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2012 Mar 29; 13:48. [Supported by CHOICE grant 1 R01 HS19222-01.] Select to access the abstract.

 

Clinical Therapeutics
Lasky T, Greenspan J, Ernst FR, et al. Morphine use in hospitalized children in the United States: a descriptive analysis of data from pediatric hospitalizations in 2008. Clin Ther 2012 Mar; 34(3):720-7. [Supported in part by grant R03 HS17998 (first author is principal investigator); applies and compares study findings to 2006 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Community Mental Health Journal
Shank N, Willborn E, Pytlikzillig L, et al. Electronic health records: eliciting behavioral health providers' beliefs. Community Ment Health J 2012 Apr; 48(2):249-54. [Supported by grant R18 HS17838; cites AHRQ publication, Program Brief: Mental Health Research Findings, 2009, published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes Educator
Lynch CP, Hernandez-Tejada MA, Strom JL, Egede LE. Association between spirituality and depression in adults with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Educ 2012 May-Jun; 38(3):427-35. [Supported by grant 5 K08 HS11418 (principal investigator is last author).] Select to access the abstract.

 

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Schumacher JR, Witt WP, Palta M, et al. Cancer screening of long-term cancer survivors. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Jul-Aug; 25(4):460-9. [Supported in part by NRSA institutional training program grant T32 HS00083; uses USPSTF minimum recommended ages for selected cancer screening tests (citing USPSTF recommendation statements Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2003, Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2002, and Screening for Breast Cancer, 2002) to determine study sample; notes presentations of portions of these results at the AHRQ-sponsored National Research Service Award Trainees Research Conference; refer to comments by Bowman and Neale (J Am Board Fam Med, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) Collaborative, Kwon S, Billingham R, et al. Adoption of laparoscopy for elective colorectal resection: a report from the Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program. J Am Coll Surg 2012 Jun; 214(6):909-18.e1. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS20025-01 (to the Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program); uses 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.

Dageforde LA, Landman MP, Feurer ID, et al. A cost-effectiveness analysis of early vs late reconstruction of iatrogenic bile duct injuries. J Am Coll Surg 2012 Jun; 214(6):919-27. [Supported in part by the NRSA institutional training grant T32 HS13833 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Leland NE, Gozalo P, Teno J, et al. Falls in newly admitted nursing home residents: a national study. J Am Geriatr Soc 2012 May; 60(5):939-45. [Supported in part by NRSA institutional postdoctoral fellowship training grant 5 T32 HS00011-24 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Pakyz AL, Lee JA, Ababneh MA, et al. Fluoroquinolone use and fluoroquinolone-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa is declining in US academic medical centre hospitals. J Antimicrob Chemother 2012 Jun; 67(6):1562-4. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS18578.]

Journal of Emergency Medicine
Hwang DY, Silva GS, Furie KL, et al. Comparative sensitivity of computed tomography vs. magnetic resonance imaging for detecting acute posterior fossa infarct. J Emerg Med 2012 May; 42(5):559-65. [Supported by grant R01 HS11392.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives
Uhrig JD, Lewis MA, Bann CM, et al. Addressing HIV knowledge, risk reduction, social support, and patient involvement using SMS: results of a proof-of-concept study. J Health Commun 2012; 17 Suppl 1: 128-45. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2006-00001-7.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Tzeng HM, Ronis DL, Yin CY. Relationship of actual response time to call lights and patient satisfaction at 4 US hospitals. J Nurs Care Qual 2012 Apr-Jun; 27(2):E1-E8. [Supported by grant R03 HS18258.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatrics
Laskey AL, Stump TE, Perkins SM, et al. Influence of race and socioeconomic status on the diagnosis of child abuse: a randomized study. J Pediatr 2012 Jun; 160(6):1003-8.e1. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS16564-01A2 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Neurocritical Care
Ward MJ, Shutter LA, Branas CC, Adeoye O, Albright KC, Carr BG. Geographic access to US Neurocritical Care Units registered with the Neurocritical Care Society. Neurocrit Care 2012 Apr; 16(2):232-40. [Supported in part by Career Development Award grant K08 HS17960 (to last author) and research grant R01 HS18362 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

Neurology
Payabvash S, Souza LC, Kamalian S, et al. Location-weighted CTP analysis predicts early motor improvement in stroke: a preliminary study. Neurology 2012 Jun 5; 78(23):1853-9. [Supported by grant R01 HS11392.] Select to access the abstract.

 

New England Journal of Medicine
Wilt TJ, Brawer MK, Jones KM, Barry MJ, Aronson WJ, Fox S, et al. Radical prostatectomy versus observation for localized prostate cancer. N Engl J Med 2012 Jul 19; 367(3):203-13. [Sixth author was an AHRQ researcher at time of article development; supported by AHRQ and based on the baseline characteristics of the patients and the design of the Prostate Cancer Intervention versus Observation Trial (PIVOT), VA/NCI/AHRQ Cooperative Studies Program 407, citing AHRQ-funded article by Wilt et al. (Contemp Clin Trials, 2009) grant information not given; cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer, 2008 (as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site), and related AHRQ-funded systematic review by Wilt et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008), both supported by the Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) under contract 290-02-0009; refer to comments by Thompson and Tangen (N Engl J Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Jones CA, Cox V, Jhangri GS, Suarez-Almazor ME. Delineating the impact of obesity and its relationship on recovery after total joint arthroplasties. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2012 Jun; 20(6):511-18. [Supported in part by Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics (CERTs) grant U18 HS16093 (to last author, who is also director of the Houston CERTs program.] Select to access the abstract.

Osteoporosis International
Walker Harris V, Sutcliffe CG, Araujo AB, et al. Hip bone geometry in HIV/HCV-co-infected men and healthy controls. Osteoporos Int 2012 Jun; 23(6):1779-87. [Supported in part by grant HS07809.] Select to access the abstract.

PLoS Medicine
Doshi P, Jefferson T, Del Mar C. The imperative to share clinical study reports: recommendations from the Tamiflu experience. PLoS Med 2012; 9(4):e1001201. [Supported by institutional training grant T32 HS19488 (to first author).]

Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Ma Y, Mazumdar M, Memtsoudis SG. Beyond repeated-measures analysis of variance: advanced statistical methods for the analysis of longitudinal data in anesthesia research. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2012 Jan-Feb; 37(1):99-105. [Supported in part by CERTs grant RFA HS00514 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Vaccine
Gidengil C, Lieu TA, Payne K, et al. parental and societal values for the risks and benefits of childhood combination vaccines. Vaccine 2012 May 14; 30(23):3445-52. [Supported by grant T32 HS00063-13 (to first author). Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles, and Levis and Theodore (J Manag Care Pharm, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Medical Quality
Snowden AM, Kunerth V, Carlson AM, et al. Addressing health care disparities using public reporting. Am J Med Qual 2012 Jul; 27(4):275-81. [Mentions reports on health care quality measures at national and state levels from AHRQ and other organizations; cites AHRQ-authored article by Fiscella, Franks, Gold, and Clancy (AHRQ director) (JAMA, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Zafirau WJ, Snyder SS, Hazelett SE, et al. Improving transitions: efficacy of a transfer form to communicate patients' wishes. Am J Med Qual 2012 Jul; 27(4):291-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Dobalian et al. (Arch Gerontol Geriatr, 2006), which uses Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Skoufalos A, Clarke JL, Napp M, et al. Improving awareness of best practices to reduce surgical site infection: a multistakeholder approach. Am J Med Qual 2012 Jul; 27(4):297-304. [Cites AHRQ publication, Hospital-Based Ambulatory Surgery, 2007, HCUP Statistical Brief 86, 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2012, and AHRQ's Efforts to Prevent and Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections: FY 2009 Projects, 2009, both published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Suva D, Haller G, Lübbeke A, et al. Differential impact of a crew resource management program according to professional specialty. Am J Med Qual 2012 Jul; 27(4):313-20. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Makary et al. (J Am Coll Surg, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Kerr CA, Neeman N, Davis RB, et al. HIV quality of care assessment at an academic hospital: outcomes and lessons learned. Am J Med Qual 2012 Jul; 27(4):321-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Hirschhorn et al. (Womens Health Issues, 2006) and Landon et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2005, and J Gen Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Burton BL, Offurum AI, Grover B, et al. Evaluating transitions of care of hospitalized medical patients to long-term care facilities: a retrospective review of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis. Am J Med Qual 2012 Jul; 27(4):329-34. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 2: Culture and Redesign, 2008.]   Select to access the abstract.

Mathews SC, Pronovost PJ. Establishing safety and quality as core values: a hospital road map. Am J Med Qual 2012 Jul; 27(4):348-9. [Second author acknowledges receiving previous AHRQ funding; mentions the AHRQ-funded Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), citing AHRQ-funded articles by Sexton et al. (Crit Care Med, 2011) and Pronovost et al. (J Crit Care, 2008, and N Engl J Med, 2006).]

Greenfield D, Pawsey M, Braithwaite J. A peer-to-peer model to improve patient safety: harnessing accreditation programs. Am J Med Qual 2012 Jul; 27(4):353-4. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Hudson et al. (Am J Med Qual, 2012).]

American Journal of Public Health
Stadtländer CT. The role of dental practices and dental science research in addressing systemic health conditions. Am J Public Health 2012 Jul 19. [Epub ahead of print. Comments on article by Strauss et al. (Am J Public Health, 2012), which uses MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Neuhausen K, Katz MH. Patient satisfaction and safety-net hospitals: carrots, not sticks, are a better approach. Arch Intern Med 2012 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print. Comments on article by Chatterjee et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products; cites AHRQ publication, Serving the Uninsured: Safety-Net Hospitals, 2003, HCUP Fact Book 8, 2007.]

Archives of Surgery
Ingraham AM, Haas B, Cohen ME, et al. Comparison of hospital performance in trauma vs emergency and elective general surgery: implications for acute care surgery quality improvement. Arch Surg 2012 Jul; 147(7):591-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Glance et al. (Ann Surg, 2009); cites article by Phillips et al. (J Trauma, 2008), which uses HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Maciejewski ML, Livingston EH, Smith VA, et al. Health expenditures among high-risk patients after gastric bypass and matched controls. Arch Surg 2012 Jul; 147(7):633-40. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bell et al. (Obesity, 2011), which uses MEPS data, and Makary et al. (Arch Surg, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Cisco RM, Kuo JH, Ogawa L, Impact of race on intraoperative parathyroid hormone kinetics: an analysis of 910 patients undergoing parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism. Arch Surg 2012 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-authored article by Zuvekas and Taliaferro (current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends and former AHRQ researcher, respectively) (Health Aff, 2003).]

British Medical Journal
Tonks A. MRSA bacteraemia falls significantly across the US. BMJ 2012 Jul 7; 345(7864):14-15. [Summarizes AHRQ-funded article by Zhang et al. (JAMA, 2012).]

Kamerow D. Direct primary care: a new system for general practice. Can this scheme save primary care in the US? BMJ 2012 Jul 7; 345(7864):34. [Author is former AHRQ center director; cites AHRQ publication, Primary Care Workforce Facts and Stats No. 1: The Number of Practicing Primary Care Physicians in the United States, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Streiff MB, Carolan HT, Hobson DB, et al. Lessons from the Johns Hopkins multi-disciplinary Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention Collaborative. BMJ 2012 Jul 7; 345(7864):45-8. [Notes that last author is primary investigator of an AHRQ Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (entitled "Does screening make DVT an unreliable quality measure of trauma care?") and that ninth author has received previous AHRQ grant/contract support; cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation
Drenger B, Fontes ML, Miao Y, et al. Patterns of use of perioperative angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in coronary artery bypass graft surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass: effects on in-hospital morbidity and mortality. Circulation 2012 Jul 17; 126(3):261-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Ferguson et al. (JAMA, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Ferguson LP, Durward A, Tibby SM. Relationship between arterial partial oxygen pressure after resuscitation from cardiac arrest and mortality in children. Circulation 2012 Jul 17; 126(3):335-42. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Young et al. (Pediatrics, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Naylor MD, Kurtzman ET, Grabowski DC, et al. Unintended consequences of steps to cut readmissions and reform payment may threaten care of vulnerable older adults. Health Aff 2012 Jul; 31(7):1623-32. [Mentions AHRQ's Patient Safety Organizations, citing Geographic Directory of Listed Patient Safety Organizations, as published on AHRQ's Patient Safety Organizations Web site; recommends adoption and advancement of a national strategy by AHRQ and other stakeholders "to improve performance on key indicators over time"; cites AHRQ-funded article by Sood et al. (Health Aff, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Fujita T. Supplementary imaging for breast cancer screening in high-risk women. JAMA 2012 Jul 18; 308(3):236; author reply 236-7. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Quality Determinants of Mammography, 1994.]

Landon BE, Keating NL, Barnett ML, et al. Variation in patient-sharing networks of physicians across the United States. JAMA Jul 18; 308(3):265-73. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Soumerai et al. (JAMA, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Cole AM, Doescher M, Phillips WR, et al. Satisfaction of family physicians working in community health centers. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Jul-Aug; 25(4):470-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Grembowski et al. (J Am Board Fam Pract, 2003) and Buchbinder et al. (Am J Manag Care, 1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Mold JW, Lawler F, Schauf KJ, et al. Does patient assessment of the quality of the primary care they receive predict subsequent outcomes?: An Oklahoma Physicians Resource/Research Network (OKPRN) study. J Am Board Fam Med. 2012 Jul-Aug; 25(4):e1-e12. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Bertakis and Azari (Patient Educ Couns, 2011), Werner and Asch (JAMA, 2005), and Macinko, Starfield, and Shi (Health Serv Res, 2003); cites article by Zhu et al. (Neurology, 2008), which uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Terry AL, Brown JB, Bestard Denomme L, et al. Perspectives on electronic medical record implementation after two years of use in primary health care practice. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Jul-Aug; 25(4):522-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by El-Kareh et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2009), Simon et al. (J Eval Clin Pract, 2008, J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2007, and Arch Intern Med, 2007), and Linder et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2007).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics
Siegal G, Bonnie RJ, Appelbaum PS. Personalized disclosure by information-on-demand: attending to patients' needs in the informed consent process. J Law Med Ethics 2012 Jun; 40(2):359-67. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Levinson et al. (JAMA, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

 

New England Journal of Medicine
Thompson IM Jr, Tangen CM. Prostate cancer—uncertainty and a way forward. N Engl J Med 2012 Jul 19; 367(3):270-1. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Wilt et al. (N Engl J Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

PLoS ONE
Shah NR, Braverman ER. Measuring adiposity in patients: the utility of body mass index (BMI), percent body fat, and leptin. PLoS One 2012 Apr; 7(4);e33308. [Notes first author's support by grant 1 R01 HS18589-01 for other work.] Select to access the abstract.

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

 

American Family Physician
Siwek J. Choosing widely: top interventions to improve health and reduce harm, while lowering costs. Am Fam Physician 2012 Jul 15; 86(2):128-33. [Includes primary care interventions on various health conditions recommended by the USPSTF and AHRQ in "Table. Interventions to Improve Health Care Quality and Reduce Harm: Consolidated Items from Primary Care's Top-Five Lists," which was adapted from article by the Good Stewardship Working Group (Arch Intern Med, 2011).]

 

Annals of Internal Medicine
Nelson HD, Walker M, Zakher B, et al. Menopausal hormone therapy for the primary prevention of chronic conditions: a systematic review to update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jul 17; 157(2):104-13. [Supported by contract HHSA-290-2007-10057-I-EPC3, task order 3 (to the Oregon EPC); based on USPSTF evidence synthesis, Menopausal Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions: A Systematic Review to Update the 2002 and 2005 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations, 2012; updates USPSTF recommendations on hormone therapy for the prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women (Ann Intern Med, 2005) and postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy for primary prevention of chronic conditions (Ann Intern Med, 2002); uses AHRQ-funded review by Nelson et al. (JAMA, 2002) on postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy (prepared by the Oregon Health and Science University EPC under contract 290-97-0018) as a source for key questions, and methods and grading criteria from USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies.] Select to access the abstract.

Catalona WJ, D'Amico AV, Fitzgibbons WF, et al. What the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force missed in its prostate cancer screening recommendation. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jul 17; 157(2):137-8. [Comments on USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012) cited below in this section; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2011).]

Brawley OW. Prostate cancer screening: what we know, don't know, and believe. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jul 17; 157(2):135-6. [Comments on USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer cited below in this section; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2011) and USPSTF evidence synthesis, Prostate-Specific Antigen-Based Screening for Prostate Cancer: An Evidence Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011.]

 

Moyer VA; on behalf of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for prostate cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jul 17; 157(2):120-34. [Updates evidence on 2008 USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer, citing earlier recommendations (Ann Intern Med, 2003), USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2011), USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on the benefits and harms of prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008), and USPSTF evidence syntheses, Treatments for Localized Prostate Cancer: Systematic Review to Update the 2002 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation, 2011 (prepared by the Oregon EPC under contract HHSA290-2007-10057-I-EPC3, Task Order 3), and Prostate-Specific Antigen-Based Screening for Prostate Cancer: An Evidence Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Wilt et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) on the comparative effectiveness and harms of treatments for clinically localized prostate cancer (prepared by the Minnesota EPC under contract 290-02-0009); cites article by Wilt et al. (Contemp Clin Trials, 2009) on the Veterans Administration, National Institute of Cancer, and AHRQ's co-sponsorship Prostate Cancer Intervention Versus Observation Trial (PIVOT) cooperative studies program, and related conference paper by Wilt, presented at the 107th Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Summaries for Patients. Screening for prostate cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jul 17; 157(2):I-44. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer cited above in this section.]

Hoffman RM. Periodic PSA-based screening in men 55 to 69 years of age reduced prostate cancer mortality. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jul 17; 157(2):JC2-4. [Commentary to abstracted article briefly discusses USPSTF draft and final recommendations on prostate cancer screening, citing article by Chou and LeFevre (JAMA, 2011) and updated USPSTF recommendations cited above in this section.]

Budenholzer B. Adding HPV testing to cytology screening reduced = grade 3 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia at 5 years. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jul 17; 157(2):JC1-6-JC1-7. [Commentary to abstracted article briefly discusses USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Cervical Cancer, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Kuehn BM. USPSTF: Taking vitamin D and calcium doesn't prevent fractures in older women. JAMA 2012 Jul 18; 308(3):225-6. [Comments on USPSTF draft recommendations on Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and Osteoporotic Fractures, 2012 (as published on the USPSTF Web site), and quotes Timothy Wilt, member of the USPSTF; cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Prevention of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] 

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Bowman MA, Neale AV. Cardiovascular diseases and other evidence for primary care clinical practice. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Jul-Aug; 25(4):403-5. [Comments on article by Schumacher et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and cites USPSTF recommendations as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

Journal of Family Practice
Gauer R, Qiu KM. Does blood pressure screening benefit children? J Fam Pract 2012 Jul; 61(7):425-6. [Cites USPSTF reaffirmation recommendation statement, Screening for High Blood Pressure, 2007, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Slive L, Cramer R. Health reform and the preservation of confidential health care for young adults. J Law Med Ethics 2012 Jun; 40(2):383-90. [Discusses the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) provision requiring coverage of routine preventive services graded A or B by the USPSTF, citing USPSTF A and B Recommendations, 2010, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Marchetta CM, Denny CH, Floyd RL, et al. Alcohol use and binge drinking among women of childbearing age—United States, 2006-2010. MMWR Morbid Mortal Wkly Rep 2012 Jul 20; 61(28):534-8. [Notes the USPSTF's recommendation of the alcohol screening and brief interventions (SBI) approach, citing USPSTF recommendations on screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse (Ann Intern Med, 2004). Also refer to article by Schumacher et al. (J Am Board Fam Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and article by Firnhaber et al. (Am Fam Physician, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Wahls SA. Causes and evaluation of chronic dyspnea. Am Fam Physician 2012 Jul 15; 86(2):173-80. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Testing for BNP and NT-proBNP in the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Heart Failure, 2006, as published on the NCBI Bookshelf.]

American Journal of Medical Quality
Casey DE Jr. Reducing health care disparities: next steps require better evidence. Am J Med Qual 2012 Jul; 27(4):273-4. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Strategies for Improving Minority Healthcare Quality, Summary, 2004.]

Cagle JG, Rokoske FS, Durham D, et al. Use of electronic documentation for quality improvement in hospice. Am J Med Qual 2012 Jul; 27(4):282-290. [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 EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Goff D. Adding systematic family history enquiry to cardiovascular disease risk assessment: clinical utility in primary care. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jul 17;157(2):148. [Comments on article by Qureshi et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) which cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessments, Family History and Improving Health, 2009, and Collection and Use of Cancer Family History in Primary Care, 2007, and associated AHRQ-funded systematic review by Wilson et al. and article by Berg et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Robson J, Hippisley-Cox J, Brindle P. Adding systematic family history enquiry to cardiovascular disease risk assessment: clinical utility in primary care. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jul 17;157(2):148. [Comments on article by Qureshi et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012) which cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessments, Family History and Improving Health, 2009, and Collection and Use of Cancer Family History in Primary Care, 2007, and associated AHRQ-funded systematic review by Wilson et al. and article by Berg et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Qureshi N, Dhiman P, Kai J. Adding systematic family history enquiry to cardiovascular disease risk assessment: clinical utility in primary care. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jul 17;157(2):149. [Responds to comments to authors' article (Ann Intern Med, 2012) which cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessments, Family History and Improving Health, 2009, and Collection and Use of Cancer Family History in Primary Care, 2007, and associated AHRQ-funded systematic review by Wilson et al. and article by Berg et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Archives of Surgery
Feuerbacher RL, Funk KH, Spight DH, et al. Realistic distractions and interruptions that impair simulated surgical performance by novice surgeons. Arch Surg 2012 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, The Effect of Health Care Working Conditions on Patient Safety, Summary, 2003, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
McKee MM, Winters PC, Fiscella K. Low education as a risk factor for undiagnosed angina. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Jul-Aug; 25(4):416-21. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Literacy and Health Outcomes, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Hahn DL, Grasmick M, Hetzel S, et al. Azithromycin for bronchial asthma in adults: an effectiveness trial. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Jul-Aug; 25(4):442-59. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Management of Chronic Asthma, 2001; 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).] Select to access the abstract.

O'Brien Cherry C, Steichen O, Mathew A, et al. A culture of care: the French approach to cardiovascular risk factor management. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Jul-Aug; 25(4):477-86. [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 EPC; cites AHRQ-authored article by Parchman (Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships) and Burge (Fam Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics
Mehlman MJ. Medical practice guidelines as malpractice safe harbors: illusion or deceit? J Law Med Ethics 2012 Jun; 40(2):286-300. [Summarizes findings on the validity of clinical practice guidelines prepared by AHRQ's predecessor agency from AHRQ-funded article by Shekelle et al. (JAMA, 2001), prepared by the Southern California EPC under contract 290-97-0001; discusses AHRQ's medical liability demonstration program; mentions AHRQ's role as a clearinghouse "for the adoption of certain best practices," (citing article by Mathews and Pronovost, JAMA, 2008), USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening, and AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC). Select to access the abstract. 

Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy
Levis S, Theodore G. Summary of AHRQ's comparative effectiveness review of treatment to prevent fractures in men and women with low bone density or osteoporosis: update of the 2007 report. J Manag Care Pharm 2012 May; 18(4-b):S1-S20. [Supported by contract HHSA290-2010-00006G; summarizes AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Treatment to Prevent Fractures in Men and Women with Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis: Update of a 2007 Report, 2012 (prepared by the Southern California EPC-RAND Corporation under contract HHSA20-2007-10062-I); cites AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012, and AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Comparative Effectiveness of Treatments to Prevent Fractures in Men and Women with Low Bone Density, 2007, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.]

Brixner DI, Watkins JB, Oderda G, et al. "This drug may work, but is it worth the cost?" Can comparative effectiveness research help tame rising health care costs? J Manag Care Pharm 2012 June; 18(5):S1-S29. [Discusses AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Oral Diabetes Medications for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: An Update, 2011 (prepared by the John Hopkins University EPC under contract 290-02-0018), as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; states that AHRQ has been charged by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) "with supporting research that helps people make more informed decisions and improves the quality of health care services," citing Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) At A Glance, 2012, as published on the AHRQ Web site; mentions AHRQ's receipt of comparative effectiveness research funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), noting that AHRQ requested "$286 million to broaden patient-centered health research" in its Fiscal Year 2011 budget. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Wilt et al. (N Engl J Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles,  articles by Siwek (Am Fam Physician, 2012), Nelson et al., and Moyer et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles, and article by Hu and Tzeng (Am J Med Qual, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

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

Go to AHRQ-funded article by Toledo et al. (Anesth Analg, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles. 

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Family Physician
Firnhaber JM. Diagnosis and treatment of basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. Am Fam Physician 2012 Jul 15; 86(2):161-8. [Uses AHRQ evidence reviews, NGC, and USPSTF recommendations as data sources; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for skin cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] 

American Journal of Medical Quality
Hu HM, Tzeng HM. A hospital's adoption of information technology Is associated with altered risks of hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism. Am J Med Qual 2012 Jul ;27(4):305-12. [Uses 2007 HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) data for California, Florida, and New York, HCUP Comorbidity Software, and HCUP Clinical Classification Software, citing SID Database Documentation, Comorbidity Software, Version 3.6, 2011, and Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, and AHRQ publications, Patient Safety in Hospitals in 2004: Toward Understanding Variation Across States, HCUP Methods Series Report 2008-02, 2008, and Hierarchical Modeling Using HCUP Data, HCUP Methods Series Report 2007-01, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Romano, Geppert, Davies, Miller, Elixhauser (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (Health Aff, 2003) and Zhan and Miller (current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and former AHRQ researcher, respectively) (JAMA, 2003); cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001; cites article by Bahl et al. (Med Care, 2008), which uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators, and AHRQ-funded article by Glance et al. (Health Serv Res, 2006), which compares AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) to 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. 

Archives of Internal Medicine
Chatterjee P, Joynt KE, Orav EJ, et al. Patient experience in safety-net hospitals: implications for improving care and value-based purchasing. Arch Intern Med 2012 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2007 and 2010 Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data, citing Mode and Patient-Mix Adjustment of the CAHPS® Hospital Survey (HCAHPS), 2008, and Survey Instruments, 2006, both published on the HCAHPS Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Serving the Underinsured: Safety-Net Hospitals, 2003, HCUP Fact Book 8, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Surgery
Worni M, Schudel IM, Ostbye T, et al. Worse outcomes in patients undergoing urgent surgery for left-sided diverticulitis admitted on weekends vs weekdays: a population-based study of 31 832 patients. Arch Surg 2012 Jul 1; 147(7):649-55. [Uses 2002-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992); cites AHRQ-funded article by Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Shirani A, Zhao Y, Karim ME, et al. Association between use of interferon beta and progression of disability in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. JAMA 2012 Jul 18; 308(3):247-56. [Uses 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 the American Board of Family Medicine
Jerant A, Franks P. Body mass index, diabetes, hypertension, and short-term mortality: a population-based observational study, 2000-2006. J Am Board Fam Med 2012 Jul-Aug; 25(4):422-31. [Uses 2000-2005 MEPS Household Component (MEPS HC) data, citing Survey Background, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Medical Economics
Blanchette CM, Dalal AA, Mapel D. Changes in COPD demographics and costs over 20 years. J Med Econ 2012 Jul 19. [Epub ahead of print. Compares 2007 MEPS data (as accessed on the MEPS landing page on the AHRQ Web site) to the 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES), citing National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Household Survey, Health Status Questionnaire and Access to Care Supplement, 1987, as published on the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Schneeweiss and Avorn (J Clin Epidemiol, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Nephrology
Wei CC, Wang W, Smoyer WE, et al. Trends in pediatric primary membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis costs and complications. Pediatr Nephrol 2012 Jul 18. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1997, 2000, 2003, and 2006 HCUP KID data and HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, and AHRQ publication, Calculating Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) Variances, HCUP Methods Series Report 2005-5, 2005, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site. Also refer to articles by Lasky et al. (Clin Ther, 2012) and Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) Collaborative et al. (J Am Coll Surg, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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