Scaling Up Circumcision Programs in Southern Africa: The Potential Impact of Gender Disparities and Changes in Condom Use Behaviors on Heterosexual HIV Transmission

Articles of Interest: August 26, 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:

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  • 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

AIDS and Behavior
Andersson KM, Owens KD, Paltiel AD. Scaling up circumcision programs in Southern Africa: the potential impact of gender disparities and changes in condom use behaviors on heterosexual HIV transmission. AIDS Behav 2011 Jul; 15(5):938-48. [Supported by grant T32 HS17589.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Wang R, Reynolds TA, West HH, et al. Use of a �-hCG discriminatory zone with bedside pelvic ultrasonography. Ann Emerg Med 2011 Jul; 58(1):12-20. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS15569.] Select to access the abstract.

Haukoos JS, White DA, Lyons MS, et al. Operational m.ethods of HIV testing in emergency departments: a systematic review. Ann Emerg Med 2011 Jul; 58(1 Suppl 1):S96-S103. [Supported by grant K02 HS17526 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Haukoos JS. Rethinking how we perform HIV testing in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med 2011 Jul; 58(1 Suppl 1):S160-S163. [Supported by grant K02 HS17526.] Select to access the abstract.

Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Wittenberg E, Prosser LA. Ordering errors, objections and invariance in utility survey responses: a framework for understanding who, why and what to do. Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2011 Jul 1; 9(4):225-41. [Supported in part by grant K02 HS14010 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Therapeutics
Polinski JM, Schneeweiss S, Maclure M, et al. Time series evaluation of an intervention to increase statin tablet splitting by general practitioners. Clin Ther 2011 Feb; 33(3):235-43. [Supported by grant 5 R01 HS10881-07 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Hanlon JT, Wang X, Castle NG, et al. Potential underuse, overuse, and inappropriate use of antidepressants in older veteran nursing home residents. J Am Geriatr Soc 2011 Aug; 59(8):1412-20. [Supported in part by grants R01 HS17695, R01 HS18721, and K12 HS19461; 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.

Min LC, Reuben DB, Adams J, et al. Does better quality of care for falls and urinary incontinence result in better participant-reported outcomes? J Am Geriatr Soc 2011 Aug; 59(8):1435-43. [Supported in part by grant R21 HS17621 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Steinman MA, Handler SM, Gurwitz JH, Schiff GD, et al. Beyond the prescription: medication monitoring and adverse drug events in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2011 Aug; 59(8):1513-20. [Supported in part by grants 1 R01 HS18721-01 (to second author) and U18 HS16973 (to fourth author with the University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics (CERTs)).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Schnipper JL, Liang CL, Hamann C, et al. Development of a tool within the electronic medical record to facilitate medication reconciliation after hospital discharge. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 May 1; 18(3):309-13. [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS16970-01; portions of this paper were presented at an AHRQ Works in Progress Webinar on May 12, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Lebrun LA, Shi L. Nativity status and access to care in Canada and the U.S.: factoring in the roles of race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 Aug; 22(3):1075-100. [Supported by National Research Service Award (NRSA) grant T32 HS00029; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2008, and AHRQ press release AHRQ Releases the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services 2005: Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2005, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Osteoporosis International
Clancy CM. Best practices in systems interventions to reduce the burden of fractures. Osteoporos Int 2011 Aug; 22 Suppl 3:441-4. [Author is AHRQ director; discusses AHRQ's Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs), Effective Health Care Program, the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports, AHRQ's involvement with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and AHRQ's receipt of funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.]

Pathology
Willis CD, Elshaug AG, Milverton JL, et al. Diagnostic performance of serum cobalamin tests: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Pathology 2011 Aug; 43(5):472-81. [Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence; previously published as an Epub ahead of print in Articles of Interest, 6/27/11-7/1/11.] Select to access the abstract.

Preventing Chronic Disease
Sawchuk CN, Russo JE, Bogard A, et al. Barriers and facilitators to walking and physical activity among American Indian elders. Prev Chron Dis 2011 May; 8(3):A63. [Supported by grant 5 zp01 HS10854-02.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Moran GJ, Talan DA. Processes and models for HIV screening in the emergency department: can and should we do this? Ann Emerg Med 2011 Jul; 58(1 Suppl 1):S172-S173. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Haukoos et al. (Ann Emerg Med, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above.]

Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology
Basu A, Polsky D, Manning WG. Estimating treatment effects on healthcare costs under exogeneity: is there a 'magic bullet'? Health Serv Outcomes Res Method 2011 Jul; 11(1-2):1-26. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Hadley, Mitchell, and Mandelblatt (Med Care Res Rev, 2001).]

Bauhoff S. Systematic self-report bias in health data: impact on estimating cross-sectional and treatment effects. Health Serv Outcomes Res Method 2011 Jul; 11(1-2):44-53. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Cawley, Meyerhoefer (former AHRQ researcher), and Newhouse (Health Econ, 2007).]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Olayiwola JN, Sobieraj DM, Kulowski K, et al. Improving diabetic retinopathy screening through a statewide telemedicine program at a large federally qualified health center. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 Aug; 22(3):804-16. [Cites AHRQ publication, Diabetes Disparities Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities, 2008; cites AHRQ-funded article by Kawamoto (BMJ, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Simonds VW, Christopher S, Sequist TD, et al. Exploring patient-provider interactions in a Native American community. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 Aug; 22(3):836-52. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Brach and Fraser (researcher in and director of AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Med Care Res Rev, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Simmons VN, Quinn G, Litvin EB, et al. Transcreation of validated smoking relapse-prevention booklets for use with Hispanic populations. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 Aug; 22(3):886-93. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Quiñonez C, Ieraci L, Guttmann A. Potentially preventable hospital use for dental conditions: implications for expanding dental coverage for low income populations. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 Aug; 22(3):1048-58. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Mullins et al. (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2004) and Cohen et al. (Am J Public Health, 2003, and J Am Dent Assoc, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Minnesota Medicine
Weymiller A, Simonson G, Liebow M, et al. The Minnesota Diabetes Plan 2015: stemming the tide on an epidemic and improving patient care. Minn Med 2011 Aug; 94(8): Online. [Cites AHRQ publication, Diabetes Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action, Module 1: Background—Making the Case for Diabetes Care Quality Improvement, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Modern Healthcare
Robeznieks A. Under their influence: Washington insiders hold sway over our '100 Most Influential' ranking, but real change seems to be coming from elsewhere. Mod Healthc 2011 Aug 22; 41(34):6-7, 18-27. [Lists AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy as number 11 on the 2011 "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare" list.]

Physical Therapy
Goldstein MS, Scalzitti DA, Bohmert JA, et al. Vitalizing practice through research and research through practice: the outcomes of a conference to enhance the delivery of care. Phys Ther 2011 Aug; 91(8):1275-1284. [Cites AHRQ publication, Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide, second edition, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Simulation in Healthcare
LeBlanc VR, Manser T, Weinger MB, et al. The study of factors affecting human and systems performance in healthcare using simulation. Simul Healthc 2011 Aug; 6(7 Suppl):S24-S29. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Gordon et al. (Acad Med, 2010), Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004), and Weinger and Slagle (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2002).]

McGaghie WC, Draycott TJ, Dunn WF, et al. Evaluating the impact of simulation on translational patient outcomes. Simul Healthc 2011 Aug; 6(7 Suppl):S42-S47. [Asserts that "research priorities published by [AHRQ] are silent about the contribution of health professions education to healthcare delivery", citing What is the Effective Health Care Program on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Dougherty and Conway (authors are current researcher in AHRQ's Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations and former researcher, respectively) (JAMA, 2008); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006) and Berenholtz et al. (Crit Care Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Eppich W, Howard V, Vozenilek J, et al. Simulation-based team training in healthcare. Simul Healthc 2011 Aug; 6 (7 Suppl):S14-S19. [Gives definition of a team from AHRQ publication, Medical Teamwork and Patient Safety: The Evidence-based Relation, 2005, as published on the AHRQ Web site; describes development and implementation of the TeamSTEPPS® training program by AHRQ and the Department of Defense, citing AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (AHRQ director) (Am J Med Qual, 2007), article by Robertson et al. (Simul Healthc, 2010), which describes implementation of TeamSTEPPS® for medical and nursing students, and AHRQ publication, Training Guide: Using Simulation in TeamSTEPPS® Training, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Aging Health
Swift CG. Prevention and management of falls: falling into place? Aging Health 2011 Aug; 7(4):539-49. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review on primary care-relevant interventions to prevent falling in older adults (Ann Intern Med, 2010).]

American Family Physician
Campos-Outcalt D. Should all children be screened for autism spectrum disorders? No: screening is not ready for prime time. Am Fam Physician 2011 Aug 15; 84(4):377-8. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies.]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for testicular cancer: reaffirmation recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician 2011 Aug 15; 84(4):444-5. [Reprints summary of USPSTF recommendations on screening for testicular cancer (originally published in Ann Intern Med, 2011); cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Testicular Cancer, in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, second edition, 1996.]

Croswell J, Sikorski C. Screening for testicular cancer. Am Fam Physician 2011 Aug 15; 84(4):451-2. [Presents case study and questions based on USPSTF recommendations on screening for testicular cancer cited above in this section.]

Annals of Surgical Oncology
Shen N, Hammonds LS, Madsen D, et al. Mammography in 40-year-old women: what difference does it make? The potential impact of the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) mammography guidelines. Ann Surg Oncol 2011 Aug 24. [Epub ahead of print. [Uses USPSTF updated recommendations on screening for breast cancer as associated evidence update by Nelson et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009) as the basis of the study; cites previous USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2002) and article by Hendrick and Helvie (AJR Am J Roentgenol, 2011) which comments on updated USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Dubard CA, Schmid D, Bostrom S, et al. Management of cardiovascular risk in the usual care of Medicaid recipients. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 Aug; 22(3):772-90. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Aspirin for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, 2009, as published on the USPSTF Web site; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular events (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Walsh et al. (Med Care, 2006) on quality improvement strategies for hypertension management, performed by the Stanford�UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) under contract 290-02-0017; cites AHRQ publication, Hospital Stays for Circulatory Diseases, 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief 26, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Shi L, Lebrun LA, Zhu J, et al. Cancer screening among racial/ethnic and insurance groups in the United States: a comparison of disparities in 2000 and 2008. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 Aug; 22(3):945-61. [Cites USPSTF recommendations in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2010-2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders
Maki KC, Rains TM, Bell M, et al. Fat mass, abdominal fat distribution, and C-reactive protein concentrations in overweight and obese men and women. Metab Syndr Relat Disord 2011 Aug; 9(4):291-6. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on using nontraditional risk factors in coronary heart disease risk assessment (Ann Intern Med, 2009). Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Lebrun et al. (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Mohan R, Schellhammer PF. Treatment options for localized prostate cancer. Am Fam Physician 2011 Aug 15; 84(4):413-20. [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.] Select to access the abstract.

Krafczyk MA, Asplund CA. Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction: diagnosis and management. Am Fam Physician 2011 Aug 15; 84(4):427-34. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Exercise-induced Bronchoconstriction and Asthma, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Simulation in Healthcare
Pugh CM, Bevan MG, Duve RJ, et al. A retrospective review of TATRC funding for medical modeling and simulation technologies. Simul Healthc 2011 Aug; 6(4):218-25. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001, as posted on the Premier, Inc. Web site. Also refer to article by Dubard et al. (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2011), cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Simulation in Healthcare
Holmboe E, Rizzolo MA, Sachdeva AK, et al. Simulation-based assessment and the regulation of healthcare professionals. Simul Healthc 2011 Aug; 6(7 Suppl):S58-S61. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2010; cites article by Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2010), which uses Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Clinical Classifications Software (CCS). Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Lebrun et al. (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/ Authored Articles, article by Shi et al. (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2011), cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles, and article by Sadowski et al. (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2011) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Akbaraly TN, Ferrie JE, Berr C, et al. Alternative Healthy Eating Index and mortality over 19 y of follow-up: results from the Whitehall II cohort. Am J Clin Nutr 2011 Jul; 94(1):247-53. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

American Surgeon
Prendergast TI, Ong'uti SK, Ortega G, et al. Differential trends in racial preferences for cosmetic surgery procedures. Am Surg 2011 Aug; 77(8):1081-5. [Uses 1998-2007 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data.]�

International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics
Karaca-Mandic P, Abraham JM, Phelps CE. How do health insurance loading fees vary by group size?: implications for healthcare reform. Int J Health Care Finance Econ 2011 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component-Insurance Component Linked File data and MEPS Person-Round-Plan (PRPL) files for 1997-1999 and 2001, and methods presented in internal AHRQ memorandum Comparison of MEPS and MarketScan Health Care Expenditure Estimates, 2005, by Zuvekas, Cohen, and Pylypchuk.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Murff HJ, FitzHenry F, Matheny ME, et al. Automated identification of postoperative complications within an electronic medical record using natural language processing. JAMA 2011 Aug 24; 306(8):848-55. [Uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), citing Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, Version 3.0a, 2003; uses and/or cites several AHRQ-funded and other articles using or analyzing AHRQ's; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Sadowski D, Devlin M, Hussain A. Better care at safety net providers? Utilization of recommended standards of diabetes care for rural Latinos in one midwestern state. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 Aug; 22(3):995-1013. [Uses �"numerous questions" from the 2006 MEPS, citing Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2006; cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2009; cites AHRQ-authored article by Correa-de-Araujo, McDermott, and Moy (first and third authors are former AHRQ researcher and Senior Research Scientist in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, respectively) (Womens Health Issues, 2006), which uses AHRQ's NHQR and NHDR and HCUP and MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Chen J, Rizzo JA, Ortega AN. Racial and ethnic differences in drug expenditures and access under Medicare Part D. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2011 Aug; 22(3):1059-74. [Uses 2004-2007 MEPS data, citing MEPS HC-105: 2006 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2008, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Yin et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) and Hsu et al. (JAMA, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Preventing Chronic Disease
Newman SD, Andrews JO, Magwood GS, et al. Community advisory boards in community-based participatory research: a synthesis of best practices. Prev Chron Dis 2011 May; 8(3):A70. [Uses the Photvoice study, supported by AHRQ grant 1 R36 HS16941-01, as a case example and source of inputs for the best practices synthesis. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Hanlon et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles] Select to access the abstract.

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