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Articles of Interest: October 28, 2011

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

This weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters includes:

  • Articles funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or authored by AHRQ researchers.
  • Articles mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products.
  • Articles related to AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Centers.
  • Articles related to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force or Put Prevention into Practice program.
  • Articles mentioning the National Healthcare Disparities Report and National Healthcare Quality Report.
  • Other research using AHRQ data or products.

AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles

AARP Bulletin
Clancy CM. Which treatments work best for you? Information helps with right care, treatment decisions. AARP Bulletin 2011 Sep 7; Online. [Author is AHRQ director; cites AHRQ publications, Managing Pain From a Broken Hip: A Guide for Adults and Their Caregivers, 2011, and Reducing the Risk of Breast Cancer With Medicine: A Guide for Women, 2010, both published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site, and Stay Healthy at 50+, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites Guides for Patients and Consumers landing page on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.]

Clancy CM. How to get patients to ask—and doctors to listen. When patients ask questions, their health improves. AARP Bulletin 2011 Oct 5; Online. [Cites Patient and Clinician Videos as published on AHRQ's Questions are the Answer Web site; cites AHRQ publications, My Questions for This Visit, 2011, and Be More Involved in Your Health Care: Tips for Patients, 2011, both published on the AHRQ Web site.]

AIDS Patient Care and STDs
Samal L, Saha S, Chander G, Korthuis PT, Sharma RK, Sharp V, Cohn J, Moore RD, Beach MC. Internet health information seeking behavior and antiretroviral adherence in persons living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Patient Care STDS 2011 Jul; 25(7):445-9. [Supported in part by contract 290-01-0012 and grant K08 HS13903-05 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research
Sawchuk CN, Russo JE, Charles S, et al. Does pedometer goal setting improve physical activity among Native elders? Results from a randomized pilot study. Am Indian Alsk Native Ment Health Res 2011; 18(1):23-41. [Supported by grant 5 P01 HS10854-02.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Cardiology
Kociol RD, Greiner MA, Fonarow GC, Hammill BG, Heidenreich PA, Yancy CW, Peterson ED, Curtis LH, et al. Associations of patient demographic characteristics and regional physician density with early physician follow-up among Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized with heart failure. Am J Cardiol 2011 Oct 1; 108(7):985-91. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS16964.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Brown JM, Stewart JC, Stump TE, et al. Risk of coronary heart disease events over 15 years among older adults with depressive symptoms. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2011 Aug; 19(8):721-9. [Supported in part by grant R21 HS17630.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Quality and Safety
Hume AL, Quilliam BJ, Goldman R, et al. Alternatives to potentially inappropriate medications for use in e-prescribing software: triggers and treatment algorithms. BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Oct; 20(10):875-84. [Supported in part by grant 1 R18 HS17150.] Select to access the abstract.

Vermaire D, Caruso MC, Lesko A, Kloppenborg E, Olivea J, Pruett R, Paul M, Schoettker PJ, Seid M, Varadarajan KR, Conway PH. Quality improvement project to reduce perioperative opioid oversedation events in a paediatric hospital. BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Oct; 20(10):895-902. [Last author is former AHRQ researcher; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Meuthing et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2010), Classen et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2005), and Kaushal et al. (JAMA, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Emerging Infectious Diseases
Sills MR, Hall M, Fieldston ES, Hain PD, Simon HK, Brogan TV, Fagbuyi DB, Mundorff MB, Shah SS. Inpatient capacity at children's hospitals during pandemic (H1N1) 2009 outbreak, United States. Emerg Infect Dis 2011 Sep; 17(9):1685-91. [Supported in part by grant 5 R03 HS16418 (to first author); first and last authors report receiving other AHRQ research support; cites AHRQ publications, National Commission on Children and Disasters: 2010 Report to the President and Congress, 2010, as published on the AHRQ Archive Web site, and Characteristics of Weekday and Weekend Hospital Admissions, HCUP Statistical Brief 87, 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Hennessy S, Leonard CE, Localio AR, et al. Prescriber adherence to pharmacokinetic monitoring service recommendations for aminoglycoside dosing and the risk of acute kidney injury. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther 2011 Sep; 49(9):536-44. [Supported by grant P01 HS11530.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Medical Informatics
Kane-Gill SL, Visweswaran S, Saul MI, et al. Computerized detection of adverse drug reactions in the medical intensive care unit. Int J Med Inform 2011 Aug; 80(8):570-8. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS18721; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001; 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, performed by the Southern California-University of California at San Francisco Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC); cites AHRQ publications, Adverse Drug Events in U.S. Hospitals, 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief 29, 2007, and "Reducing and Preventing Adverse Drug Events To Decrease Hospital Costs," Research in Action 1, 2001; cites AHRQ publication, Triggers and Targeted Injury Detection Systems (TIDS) Expert Panel Meeting: Conference Summary, 2009, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Abramson EL, Barr�n Y, Quaresimo J, et al. Electronic prescribing within an electronic health record reduces ambulatory prescribing errors. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf �2011 Oct; 37(10):470-8. [Supported in part by grant 1 UC1 HS01636.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Adams J, Nowels C, Corsi K, et al. HIV risk after release from prison: a qualitative study of former inmates. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2011 Aug 15; 57(5):429-34. [Supported in part by grant K12 HS19464.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Adolescent Health
Ford CA, Davenport AF, Meier A, et al. Partnerships between parents and health care professionals to improve adolescent health. J Adolesc Health 2011 Jul; 49(1):53-7. [Supported in part by grant 1 R03 HS16021-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the Medical Informatics Association
Wilcox AB, Chen YH, Hripcsak G. Minimizing electronic health record patient-note mismatches. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2011 Jul-Aug; 18(4):511-14. [Supported in part by R01 HS19853.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Harding KJ, Rush AJ, Arbuckle M, Trivedi MH, Pincus HA. Measurement-based care in psychiatric practice: a policy framework for implementation. J Clin Psychiatry 2011 Aug; 72(8):1136-43. [Supported in part by grant 5 U18 HS16097 (to the Mental Health Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) program at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, subcontract to Columbia University); notes that fourth and fifth authors received other AHRQ research support; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Depression in Primary Care: Volumes 1 & 2. Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Major Depression, 1993.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Critical Care
Franzini L, Sail KR, Thomas EJ, et al. Costs and cost-effectiveness of a telemedicine intensive care unit program in 6 intensive care units in a large health care system. J Crit Care 2011 Jun; 26(3):329.e1-329.e6. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS15234-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Emergency Medicine
Gonzales R, Aagaard EM, Camargo CA Jr, et al. C-reactive protein testing does not decrease antibiotic use for acute cough illness when compared to a clinical algorithm. J Emerg Med 2011 Jul; 41(1):1-7. [Supported in part by grant 1 R01 HS13915 (for the Translating Research into Practice initiative, jointly co-sponsored by the Health Services Research and Development Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs).] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet Infectious Diseases
Morgan DJ, Okeke IN, Laxminarayan R, et al. Non-prescription antimicrobial use worldwide: a systematic review. Lancet Infect Dis 2011 Sep; 11(9):692-701. [Supported in part by grant 1 K08 HS18111-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Leukemia and Lymphoma
Link BK, Brooks J, Wright K, et al. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in the elderly: diffusion of treatment with rituximab and survival advances with and without anthracyclines. Leuk Lymphoma 2011 Jun; 52(6):994-1002. [Supported in part by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant 5 U18 HS16094.] Select to access the abstract.

Menopause
Munro MG, Dickersin K, Clark MA, et al. The Surgical Treatments Outcomes Project for Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding: summary of an Agency for Health Research and Quality-sponsored randomized trial of endometrial ablation versus hysterectomy for women with heavy menstrual bleeding. Menopause 2011 Apr; 18(4):445-52. [Supported by grant R01 HS09506-06A1; summarizes the background, scope, methods, and results of the AHRQ-funded project ensuing from AHRQ's 1994 conference and corresponding report on "Treatment of Common Non-Cancerous Uterine Conditions: Issues for Research".] Select to access the abstract.

Neurology
Bushnell CD, Olson DM, Zhao X, et al. Secondary preventive medication persistence and adherence 1 year after stroke. Neurology 2011 Sep 20; 77(12):1182-90. [Supported in part by cooperative agreement U18 HS16964 for analysis of �Adherence eValuation After Ischemic stroke—Longitudinal (AVAIL) Registry data.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
O'Brien SH, Candrilli SD. In the absence of a central venous catheter, risk of venous thromboembolism is low in critically injured children, adolescents, and young adults: evidence from the National Trauma Data Bank. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2011 May; 12(3):251-6. [Supported in part by grant R03 HS17344.] Select to access the abstract.

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Li Q, Glynn RJ, Dreyer NA, Liu J, Mogun H, Setoguchi S. Validity of claims-based definitions of left ventricular systolic dysfunction in Medicare patients. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2011 Jul; 20(7):700-8. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2005-0016-I-TO3-WA2 (Addressing Knowledge Gaps in the Treatment of Hypertension Using ACE/ARB Therapies) and Mid-Career Development Award grant K02 HS17731 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

PLoS One
Lugtenberg M, Burgers JS, Clancy C, et al. Current guidelines have limited applicability to patients with comorbid conditions: a systematic analysis of evidence-based guidelines. PLoS One 2011; 6(10):e25987. [Third author is AHRQ director.] Select to access the abstract.

Southern Medical Journal
Kilbourne BJ, Levine RS, Lambert W, et al. Geographic variations in percutaneous coronary interventions and coronary artery bypass graft surgery among Tennessee elders. South Med J 2011 Jun; 104(6):389-96. [Supported in part by grant R24 HS14767-0.] Select to access the abstract.

Statistics in Medicine
Song X, Zhou XH. Evaluating markers for treatment selection based on survival time. Stat Med 2011 Aug 15; 30(18):2251-64. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS13105 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Ma Y, Mazumdar M. Multivariate meta-analysis: a robust approach based on the theory of U-statistic. Stat Med 2011 Oct 30; 30(24):2911-29. [Supported in part by Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics (CERTs) grant 1 U18 HS16075.] Select to access the abstract.

Urology
Routh JC, Graham DA, Estrada CR, et al. Contemporary use of nephron-sparing surgery for children with malignant renal tumors at freestanding children's hospitals. Urology 2011 Aug; 78(2):422-6. [Supported in part by grant T32 HS00063 (to first author). Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Cheng et al. (Clin Perinatol, 2011) and Go et al. (Clin Perinatol, 2011) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Nursing
Shanks LC, Enlow MZ. Medication calculation competency. Am J Nurs 2011 Oct; 111(10):67-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Keohane et al. (J Nurs Adm, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Stange KC. Refocusing knowledge generation, application, and education raising our gaze to promote health across boundaries. Am J Prev Med 2011 Oct; 41(4 Suppl 3):S164-S169. [Cites AHRQ fact sheet, AHRQ Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs), 2001, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Conway and Clancy (former AHRQ researcher and current AHRQ director, respectively) (N Engl J Med, 2009) and AHRQ-funded article by Stange et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Carey TS. Comparative effectiveness studies in chronic low back pain: progress and goals. Arch Intern Med 2011 Oct 24 [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-authored article by Clancy (AHRQ director) and Collins (Sci Trans Med, 2010) and �AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2011, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.]

Stafford RS, Romano MJ. Is clinical decision support the missing link in prevention? Arch Intern Med 2011 Oct 24; 171(19):1745-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Dexter et al. (Ann Intern Med, 1998) and Overhage et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 1997).]

BMJ Quality and Safety
Levinson W. Patient-centred communication: a sophisticated procedure. BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Oct; 20(10):823-5. [Comments on and cites article by Fossli Jensen (BMJ Qual Saf, 2011), cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products below; defines/discusses AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®), citing CAHPS Clinician and Group Survey and Reporting Kit, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Epstein et al. (Soc Sci Med, 2005) and Chan et al. (Surgery, 2005).]

Zwart DL, Heddema WS, Vermeulen MI, et al. Lessons learnt from incidents reported by postgraduate trainees in Dutch general practice. A prospective cohort study. BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Oct; 20(10):857-62. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Battles (Social Science Analyst for Patient Safety in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) and Shea (Acad Med, 2001) and AHRQ-funded articles by Fahrenkofp et al. (BMJ, 2008), Woolf et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2004), and Lockley et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Monroe K, Wang D, Vincent C, et al. Patient safety factors in children dying in a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU): a case notes review study. BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Oct; 20(10):863-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Sharek et al. (Pediatrics, 2006), Gawande et al. (Surgery, 1999), and Localio et al. (Ann Intern Med, 1996).] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation
Daniels SR, Pratt CA, Hayman LL. Reduction of risk for cardiovascular disease in children and adolescents. Circulation 2011 Oct 11; 124(15):1673-86. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.]

Family, Systems, and Health
Bruner P, Davey MP, Waite R. Culturally sensitive collaborative care models: exploration of a community-based health center. Fam Syst Health 2011 Sep; 29(3):155-70. [Mentions that "the Center" ("a nurse-managed community-based health care setting that serves families from an under-privileged community") has received national recognition from the AHRQ Innovations Exchange.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Data Management
Baldwin G. ACO barriers. Health Data Manag 2011 Oct; 19(10):24-33. [Mentions AHRQ's funding of a research grant to the Norman (Okla.) Regional Health System to evaluate the continuity-of-care document standard's ability to influence mammography, colonoscopy, and influenza vaccine rates" as a preventive medicine tool.]

Hospitals and Health Networks
O'Dell GJ. 2012 AHA environmental scan. Hosp Health Netw 2011 Sep; 85(9):43-51. [Mentions AHRQ-funded studies that "show that conversations with doctors about advanced care planning led to increased satisfaction among patients 65 years and older, citing Talking About End-of-life Treatment Decisions, Navigating the Health Care System: Advice Columns from Dr. Carolyn Clancy, July 7, 2009.]

Kehoe B. What's next in the drive to eliminate preventable harm and cut costs? Hosp Health Netw 2011 Oct 11; 85(10):18-21. [Interviews AHRQ grantee Peter J. Pronovost and discusses his work on the AHRQ-funded Michigan Keystone ICU Patient Safety Program, its nationwide implementation, and a new AHRQ-funded project using similar approaches for pneumonias and surgical safety.]

Huff C. Does your patient really understand? Cut jargon, ask direct questions, simplify signage among the ways to aid communication—and care. Hosp Health Netw 2011 Oct 11; 85(10):35-38. [Discusses implementation of the AHRQ-sponsored Project RED at Boston University Medical Center and other locations and its "demonstrated benefits," citing AHRQ-funded article by Jack et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009); lists in "A Literacy Library" section AHRQ publication, Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, 2010, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Haider AH, Pronovost PJ. Health information technology and the collection of race, ethnicity, and language data to reduce disparities in quality of care. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2011 Oct; 37(10):435-6. [Cites AHRQ-funded/authored article by Fiscella, Franks, Gold, and Clancy (AHRQ director) (JAMA, 2000) and AHRQ-funded article by Werner, Asch, and Polsky (Circulation, 2005).]

Pichert JW, Moore IN, Hickson GB. Professionals promoting professionalism. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2011 Oct; 37(10):446. [Comments on article by Dupree et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2011) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 2: Culture and Redesign, 2008.]

Sidlow R, Aggarwal V. "The MICU is full": one hospital's experience with an overflow triage policy. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2011 Oct; 37(10):456-60. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronvost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Family Practice
Stevermer JJ, Rogers NV. PURLs: Arthritis pain? These supplements provide little relief. J Fam Pract 2011 Oct; 60(10):610-12. [Cites guideline summary, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee (Non-Arthroplasty), 2008, as published in AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ database.]

Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine
Jonsson G, Moosa MY, Jeenah FY. Knowledge, attitudes and personal beliefs about HIV and AIDS among mentally ill patients in Soweto, Johannesburg. South Afr J HIV Med 2001 Sep; 12(3):14-19. [Cites meeting abstract by Stoskopf and Kim (Abstr Acad Health Serv Res Health Policy Meet, 2002), which uses HCUP data to assess mental illness as a risk factor for HIV/AIDS infection.]

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

American Family Physician
Newman TB, Maisels MJ. Newborns with significant jaundice for their age should be tested for hyperbilitubinemia. Am Fam Physician 2011 Oct 15; 84(8):854-6. [Comments on case study based on USPSTF recommendations on screening infants for hyperbilitubinemia to prevent chronic bilirubin encephalopathy (Pediatrics, 2009); see also author reply by Lin and Humphrey cited below in this section.]

Lin KW, Humphrey ME. In reply. Am Fam Physician 2011 Oct 15; 84(8):856. [First author is former AHRQ researcher; responds to case study comments by Newman and Maisels cited above in this section, citing USPSTF recommendations on screening infants for hyperbilitubinemia to prevent chronic bilirubin encephalopathy (Pediatrics, 2009).]

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fanning J, Valea FA. Perioperative bowel management for gynecologic surgery. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2011 Oct; 205(4):309-14. [Includes in Summary "Class I trials: level A recommendations (U.S. Preventive Services Task Force)".] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Novick LF, Lazorick S, Clay MC, et al. Using clinical skills exams to evaluate medical student skills in prevention. Am J Prev Med 2011 Oct; 41(4 Suppl 3):S181-S186. [Mentions the use of prevention screening and counseling cards based on USPSTF.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Wilt TJ, Partin MR. Screening. Simple messages... sometimes. Comment on "Likelihood that a woman with screen-detected breast cancer has had her "life saved" by that screening". Arch Intern Med 2011 Oct 24 [Epub ahead of print. Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Ferrante JM, McCarthy EP, Gonzalez EC, et al. Primary care utilization and colorectal cancer outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries. Arch Intern Med 2011 Oct 24; 171(19):1747-57. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Trivedi, Rakowski, and Ayanian (N Engl J Med, 2008), Wee, McCarthy, and Phillips (Prev Med, 2005), and Safran et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Tebb K, Wibbelsman C, Ko T, et al. Translating and sustaining a chlamydial screening intervention 4 years later. Arch Intern Med 2011 Oct 24; 171(19):1767-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for chlamydial infection (Ann Intern Med, 2007).]

Internal Medicine News
McNamara D. USPSTF: PSA screening is unjustifiable in healthy men. Internal Medicine News 2011 Oct 15; 44(17):1-5. [Comments on updated USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for prostate cancer by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) and earlier USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

JAMA
Sox HC. Screening for lung cancer with chest radiographs. JAMA 2011 Nov 2; 306(17):1916-18. [Cites USPTF-sponsored update on lung cancer screening with sputum cytologic examination, chest radiography, and computed tomograpy (Ann Intern Med, 2004).]

New England Journal of Medicine
Schr�der FH. Stratifying risk—the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and prostate-cancer screening. N Engl J Med 2011 Oct 26 [Epub ahead of print. Discusses the updated 2011 USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer, citing USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Brett AS, Ablin RJ. Prostate-cancer screening—what the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force left out. N Engl J Med 2011 Oct 26 [Epub ahead of print. Discusses updated 2011 USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer, citing USPSTF draft recommendation statement, Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2011, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Tong SH, Eid MA, Chow W, et al. Screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip in Hong Kong. J Orthop Surg 2011 Aug; 19(2):200-3. [Cites USPTF-sponsored systematic literature review on screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip (Pediatrics, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
Holmqvist G, Persson CL. Is there evidence for the use of art therapy in treatment of psychosomatic disorders, eating disorders and crisis? A comparative study of two different systems for evaluation. Scand J Psychol 2011 Oct 25 [Epub ahead of print. Uses USPSTF levels of evidence criteria for assessing selected articles on the use of art therapy in treatment of psychosomatic/eating disorders and crisis, citing USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2011) on USPSTF methodologies.] Select to access the abstract.

[Also refer to articles by Simmons, Hartmann, and Dejoseph (Am Fam Physician, 2011) and Miranda, Tarraf, and González (Breast Cancer Res Treat, 2011) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Snyder CC, Wolfe KB, Loftin RW, et al. The influence of hospital type on induction of labor and mode of delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2011 Oct; 205(4):346.e1-346.e4. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Caughey et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) on elective induction of labor versus expectant management of pregnancy, prepared by Stanford-UCSF EPC under contract 290-02-0017.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Holbrook A, Pullenayegum E, Thabane L, et al. Shared electronic vascular risk decision support in primary care: Computerization of Medical Practices for the Enhancement of Therapeutic Effectiveness (COMPETE III) randomized trial. Arch Intern Med 2011 Oct 24; 171(19):1736-44. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Enabling Medication Management Through Health Information Technology, 2011, prepared by the McMaster University EPC under contract HHSA 290-2007-10060-I; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2009; cites AHRQ final report, Randomized Trials of Secondary Prevention Programs in Coronary Artery Disease: A Systematic Review, 2005; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Balas et al. (Med Care, 2004), Tierney et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2003), and Bates and Gawande (N Engl J Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinics in Perinatology
Cheng YW, Eden KB, Marshall N, et al. Delivery after prior cesarean: maternal morbidity and mortality. Clin Perinatol 2011 Jun; 38(2):297-309. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2007-10057-I, task order 4; based on AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessments, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: New Insights, 2010, prepared by the Oregon Health and Science University EPC, and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, 2003, AHRQ-sponsored Consensus Development Conference statement, National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference: Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: New Insights, 2010, and AHRQ-funded articles by Eden et al. (Obstet Gynecol, 2010), using USPSTF criteria, and Guise et al. (Obstet Gynecol, 2010), both based on the same evidence report/technology assessment and supported by same contract .] Select to access the abstract.

Go MD, Emeis C, Guise JM, et al. Fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality following delivery after previous cesarean. Clin Perinatol 2011 Jun; 38(2):311-19. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2007-10057-I, task order 4; uses data from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: New Insights, 2010, prepared by the Oregon Health and Science University EPC, AHRQ-funded article by Guise et al. (Obstet Gynecol, 2010), based on the same evidence report/technology assessment and supported by same contract number, and HCUP data, 2009; mentions article by Cheng et al. cited above in this section.] Select to access the abstract.

Families, Systems, and Health
Johnson N, Frenn M, Feetham S, et al. Autism spectrum disorder: parenting stress, family functioning and health-related quality of life. Fam Syst Health 2011 Sep; 29(3):232-52. [Cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2011, prepared by Vanderbilt EPC under 290-2007-10065-I, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Women and Health
Gavin AR, Lindhorst T, Lohr MJ. The prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms among adolescent mothers: results from a 17-year longitudinal study. Women Health 2011 Aug 31; 51(6):525-45. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Screening Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes, 2005. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Kane-Gill et al. (Int J Med Inform, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles above, article by L�pez et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2011) cited in National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles below, and article by Cheng et al. (Spine, 2011) 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

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
L�pez L, Green AR, Tan-McGrory A, et al. Bridging the digital divide in health care: the role of health information technology in addressing racial and ethnic disparities. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2011 Oct; 37(10):437-45. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2009; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, performed by the Southern California-UCSF EPC, and AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology, 2006; cites AHRQ-authored article by Aaron and Clancy (AHRQ's director) (JAMA, 2003), AHRQ-funded/authored article by Fiscella, Franks, Gold, and Clancy (JAMA, 2000), and several AHRQ-funded articles. Also refer to article by Holbrook et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2011) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Family Physician
Simmons BB, Hartmann B, Dejoseph D. Evaluation of suspected dementia. Am Fam Physician 2011 Oct 15; 84(8):895-902. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ to identify relevant guidelines; cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Dementia, 2003, as published on the USPSTF Web site; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Early Identification of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias, 1996.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Quality and Safety
Sarac C, Flin R, Mearns K, et al. Hospital survey on patient safety culture: psychometric analysis on a Scottish sample. BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Oct; 20(10):842-8. [Uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, citing AHRQ publications, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2007 Comparative Database Report, 2007, as prepared by Westat under contract 233-02-0087, and Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2004, as prepared by Westat under contract 290-96-0004; cites AHRQ-funded article by Sexton et al. (BMC Health Serv Res, 2006); cites several articles using AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture.] Select to access the abstract.

Fossli Jensen B, Dahl FA, Safran DG, et al. The ability of a behaviour-specific patient questionnaire to identify poorly performing doctors. BMJ Qual Saf 2011 Oct; 20(10):885-93. [Uses CAHPS® global satisfaction item, citing CAHPS® Pocket Reference Guide for Adult Surveys, as published on the AHRQ Web site; see comments by Levinson (BMJ Qual Saf, 2011) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles above.] Select to access the abstract.

Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Miranda PY, Tarraf W, Gonz�lez HM. Breast cancer screening and ethnicity in the United States: implications for health disparities research. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2011 Jul; 128(2):535-42. [Uses 2007 MEPS data, citing 2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and AHRQ publication, Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, MEPS Methodology Report 22, 2008; authors apply 2002 USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer "Because the survey sample was collected in 2007 and preceded the 2009 changes", citing 2009 breast cancer screening recommendations and related update by Nelson et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009) and earlier recommendations (Ann Intern Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Current Oncology
Craighead P, Shea-Budgell MA, Nation J, et al. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for late radiation tissue injury in gynecologic malignancies. Curr Oncol 2011 Oct; 18(5):220-7. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ to identify relevant guidelines and publications.] Select to access the abstract.

Heart Surgery Forum
Vassileva CM, Stelle LM, Markwell S, et al. Sex differences in procedure selection and outcomes of patients undergoing mitral valve surgery. Heart Surg Forum 2011 Oct 1; 14(5):E276-E282. [Uses 2005-2008 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), citing HCUP Quality Control Procedures, 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Dupree E, Anderson R, McEvoy MD, et al. Professionalism: a necessary ingredient in a culture of safety. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2011 Oct; 37(10):447-55. [Uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (named Patient Safety Culture Survey in article), citing Surveys on Patient Safety Culture, Surveys on Patient Safety Culture—User's Guide: Safety Culture Dimensions and Reliabilities, and Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2004, all on the AHRQ Web site, and AHRQ Survey on Patient Safety Culture, as published on the Patient Safety Group Web site; see comments in �article by Pichert, Moore, and Hickson (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2011), cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Wild DM, Kwon N, Dutta S, et al. Who's behind an HCAHPS score? Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2011 Oct; 37(10):461-8. [Uses three Hospital CAHPS (HCAHPS) physician communication survey items in patient interviews, citing Hospital Care Quality Information from the Consumer Perspective: CAHPS Hospital Survey on the HCAHPS Online Web site and several articles using or discussing CAHPS®.] Select to access the abstract.

Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Oliveira PS, Coelho CC, Cerqueira EF, et al. [Management of high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion of the cervix of adult women]. Rev Col Bras Cir 2011 Aug; 38(4):274-9. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ to identify relevant publications.] Select to access the abstract.

Spine
Cheng JS, Lee MJ, Massicotte E, et al. Clinical guidelines and payer policies on fusion for the treatment of chronic low back pain. Spine 2011 Oct 1; 36(21 Suppl):S144-S163. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ to identify relevant guidelines, citing the National Guideline Clearinghouse™ Web site; cites draft AHRQ-sponsored Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Spinal Fusion for Treatment of Degenerative Disease Affecting the Lumbar Spine, 2006, performed by the Duke EPC, as published in the Medicare Coverage and Determination Process section of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Banthin, Cunningham, and Bernard (first and third authors are former and current researchers, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2008) and several AHRQ-funded articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of October 2011
Internet Citation: Which Treatments Work Best for You? Information Helps with Right Care, Treatment Decisions: Articles of Interest: October 28, 2011. October 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/102811.html