Neutrophil Gelatinase-associated Lipocalin (NGAL) and Kidney Injury Molecule 1 (KIM-1) as Predictors of Incident CKD Stage 3; the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC)

Articles of Interest, September 21, 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 Kidney Diseases
Bhavsar NA, Kottgen A, Coresh J, et al. Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and kidney injury molecule 1 (KIM-1) as predictors of incident CKD Stage 3; the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Am J Kidney Dis 2012 Aug; 60(2):233-40. [Supported by grant T32 HS19488 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Surgery
Kwon S, Thompson R, Florence M, et al. B-Blocker continuation after noncardiac surgery: a report from the Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program. Arch Surg 2012 May; 147(5):467-73. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS20025-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Anderson JE, Lassiter R, Bickler SW, Talamini MA, Chang DC. Brief tool to measure risk-adjusted surgical outcomes in resource-limited hospitals. Arch Surg 2012 Sep; 147(9):798-803. [Supported in part by SCANNER grant R01 HS19913-01 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Critical Care Medicine
Churpek MM, Yuen TC, Park SY, Meltzer DO, et al. Derivation of a cardiac arrest prediction model using ward vital signs. Crit Care Med 2012 Jul; 40(4):2102-8. [Supported by Hospital Medicine and Economics Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics (CERTs) grant U18 HS16967-01 (to fourth author).] Select to access the abstract.

 

Health Services Research
Mark BA, Harless DW, Spetz J, et al. California's minimum nurse staffing legislation: results from a natural experiment. Health Serv Res 2012 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant 2 R01 HS10153; uses 2000-2006 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID) data for California, hospital selection criteria and Nursing Intensity Weights described in AHRQ-funded article by Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002), AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators software, and AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) measures on failure to rescue, infection due to medical care, and postoperative respiratory failure postoperative sepsis (selected based on findings from AHRQ-funded systematic review and meta-analysis by Kane et al. (Med Care, 2007), prepared by the Minnesota Evidence-Practice Center (EPC) under contract 290-02-0009-TO1; summarizes findings  from "a trend analysis of state snapshots" in AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report, a study of AHRQ's PSIs by Spetz et al. (Calif Healthc Found, 2009, and a study using HCUP SID data for California by Spetz et al. (AcademyHealth, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Morrato EH, Allison DB. FDA approval of obesity drugs: a difference in risk-benefit perceptions. JAMA 2012 Sep 19; 308(11):1097-8. [Supported in part by grant K12 HS19464.]

Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Leeman J, Sandelowski M. Practice-based evidence and qualitative inquiry. J Nurs Scholarsh 2012 Jun; 44(2):171-9. [Supported by UNC Mentored Career Development Program in Comparative Effectiveness grant K12 HS19468.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Kesselheim AS, Robertson CT, Myers JA, et al. A randomized study of how physicians interpret research funding disclosures. N Engl J Med 2012 Sep 20; 367(12):1119-27. [Supported in part by Career Development Award grant K08 HS18465-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Preventing Chronic Disease
Gierisch JM, Straits-Troster K, Calhoun PS, et al. Tobacco use among Iraq- and Afghanistan-era veterans: a qualitative study of barriers, facilitators, and treatment preferences. Prev Chron Dis 2012 Feb; 9:E58. [Supported by grant T32 HS00079 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Surgeon
Matharoo GS, Goldfarb MA. Treatment and outcomes of iatrogenic colon perforations at a community teaching hospital. Am Surg 2012 Sep; 78(9):975-8. [Cites 2008 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data on colonoscopies performed on inpatients, citing HCUP Facts and Figures: Statistics on Hospital-Based Care in the United States, 2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Ghaferi, Birkmeyer, and Dimick (N Engl J Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Frey JJ. In this issue: local + familiar = healthier. Ann Fam Med 2012 Sep-Oct; 10(5):386-7. [Comments on articles by Altschuler et al., Jean-Jacques et al., and Hunt, Kreiner, and Brody (all in Ann Fam Med, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles), and Jerant et al. and Dhopeshwarkar et al. (both in Ann Fam Med, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products; cites AHRQ-funded article by Atlas et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Roetzheim RG, Ferrante JM, Lee JH, et al. Influence of primary care on breast cancer outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries. Ann Fam Med 2012 Sep-Oct; 10(5):401-11. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Haggstrom et al. (Cancer Causes Control, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Haggerty JL, Roberge D, Freeman GK, et al. Validation of a generic measure of continuity of care: when patients encounter several clinicians. Ann Fam Med 2012 Sep-Oct; 10(5):443-51. [Cites AHRQ publication, Care Coordination Atlas Version 3, 2010, prepared by Stanford University under contract 290-04-0020 (under subcontract to Battelle).] Select to access the abstract.

Meiman J, Freund JE. Large data sets in primary care research. Ann Fam Med 2012 Sep-Oct; 10(5):473-4. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by DeVoe et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2011).]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Pignone M. Challenges to implementing patient-centered research. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jul 31. [Epub ahead of print. Suggests the possible incorporation of successful Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) innovations into the research programs of AHRQ and other organizations in order to normalize patient-centered research.]

Archives of Surgery
Bukur M, Singer MB, Chung R, et al. Influence of resident involvement on trauma care outcomes. Arch Surg 2012 Sep; 147(9):856-62. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Glance et al. (Ann Surg, 2011), Ghaferi, Birkmeyer, and Dimick (Ann Surg, 2009, and N Engl J Med, 2009) and Silber et al. (Med Care, 2005 and 1992), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Quality and Safety
Shojania KG. Deaths due to medical error: jumbo jets or just small propeller planes? BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Sep; 21(9):709-12. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Levtzion-Korach et al. (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2010).]

Taitz JM, Lee TH, Sequist TD. A framework for engaging physicians in quality and safety. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Sep; 21(9):722-8. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 3: Performance and Tools, 2008; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Curry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) and Young et al. (Am J Med Qual, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Amalberti R, Brami J. 'Tempos' management in primary care: a key factor for classifying adverse events, and improving quality and safety. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Sep; 21(9):729-36. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Gandhi et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006), Smith et al. (JAMA, 2005), and Woolf et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Tanaka M, Tanaka K, Takano T, et al. Analysis of risk of medical errors using structural-equation modelling: a 6-month prospective cohort study. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Sep; 21(9):784-90. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored Institute of Medicine report, Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses, 2003; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Battles (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) and Shea (Acad Med, 2001) and Battles et al. (Arch Pathol Lab Med, 1998); cites AHRQ-funded article by Shojania, Wald, and Gross (Med Clin North Am, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Lyndon A, Sexton JB, Simpson KR, et al. Predictors of likelihood of speaking up about safety concerns in labour and delivery. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Sep; 21(9):791-9. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 3: Performance and Tools, 2008, citing TeamSTEPPS® Curriculum Tools and Materials, as published on AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Sexton et al. (J Perinatol, 2006, and BMC Health Serv Res, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Family Medicine
Guirguis-Blake J, Keppel GA, Force RW, et al. Variation in refill protocols and procedures in a family medicine residency network. Fam Med 2012 Sep; 44(8):564-8. [Cites AHRQ publications Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 4: Technology and Medication Safety, 2008, and Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 1: Research Findings, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Diaz VA, Carek PJ, Johnson SP. Impact of quality improvement training during residency on current practice. Fam Med 2012 Sep; 44(8):569-73. [Cites Impact of AHRQ Research, Fact Sheet, 2002, as published on the AHRQ Archive Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Courcoulas AP. Progress in filling the gaps in bariatric surgery. JAMA 2012 Sep 19; 308(11):1160-1. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Encinosa, Bernard, Steiner, and Chen (first and third authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, and last author is former AHRQ researcher) (Health Aff, 2005).]

Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
Friedman EM, Ryff CD. Living well with medical comorbidities: a biopsychosocial perspective. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2012 Sep; 67(5):535-44. [Cites findings from Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data on comorbid conditions in John Hopkins University report Chronic Conditions: Making the Case for Ongoing Care, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Epstein MM, Edgren G, Rider JR, et al. Temporal trends in cause of death among Swedish and US men with prostate cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst 2012 Sep 5; 104(17):1335-42. [Cites paper presented at American Urological Association Annual Meeting, by Wilt, 2011, on results from the AHRQ-sponsored (in partnership with the Veterans Affairs and the National Cancer Institute) Prostate Cancer Intervention Versus Observation Trial (PIVOT) study on randomized trial comparing radical prostatectomy to watchful waiting in men with clinically localized prostate cancer.] Select to access the abstract.

Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Silverstein MD. Assessing automated extraction of prognostic information for intensive care unit patients. Mayo Clin Proc 2012 Sep; 87(9):811-13. [Comments on article by Singh et al. (Mayo Clin Proc, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Modern Healthcare
McKinney M. CUSP highs and lows: program data positive, but participation uneven. Mod Healthc 2012 Sep 17; 42(38):10. [Discusses AHRQ-sponsored On the CUSP [Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program]: Stop BSI [Blood Stream Infections] program; quotes AHRQ director Carolyn M. Clancy, and James Cleeman (senior medical officer in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety).]

May D. When down is looking up: some gains in trends for the poor and uninsured, but no cause for celebration. Mod Healthc 2012 Sep 17; 42(38):20. [Discusses the AHRQ-sponsored CUSP program.]

Rehabilitation Nursing
Cournan M. Bladder management in female stroke survivors: translating research into practice. Rehabil Nurs 2012 Sep-Oct; 37(5):220-30. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ to identify applicable guidelines and briefly summarizes AHRQ-sponsored guideline Urinary Incontinence in Adults, 1992.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Annals of Family Medicine
Altschuler J, Margolius D, Bodenheimer T, et al. Estimating a reasonable patient panel size for primary care physicians with team-based task delegation. Ann Fam Med 2012 Sep-Oct; 10(5):396-400. [Uses estimates of the time required for one physician to provide preventive services graded A and B by the USPSTF "to a panel of 2,500 patients" given in article by Yarnall et al. (Am J Public Health, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Jean-Jacques M, Kaleba EO, Gatta JL, et al. Program to improve colorectal cancer screening in a low-income, racially diverse population: a randomized controlled trial. Ann Fam Med 2012 Sep/Oct; 10(5):412-17. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Colorectal Cancer, 2008, as published on the USPSTF Web site, and associated decision analysis on evaluating test strategies for colorectal cancer screening by Zauber et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

 

Archives of Internal Medicine
Ross JS, Wang R, Long JB, et al. Impact of the 2008 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation to discontinue prostate cancer screening among male Medicare beneficiaries. Arch Intern Med 2012 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print. Estimates the impact of 2008 USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer screening by using 2007-2009 Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) data cross-matched with Medicare data; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) to adjust difference-in-differences estimates; cites updated and previous USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2012 and 2008) and related article by Prasad et al. (JAMA, 2012).]

Prasad V. An unmeasured harm of screening. Arch Intern Med 2012 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print. Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2010-2011, 2010, as published on the AHRQ Web site.]

Shreibati JB, Baker LC, Hlatky MA, et al. Impact of the Screening Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Very Efficiently (SAAAVE) Act on abdominal ultrasonography use among Medicare beneficiaries. Arch Intern Med 2012 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print. Mentions and cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm and associated best-evidence systematic review by Fleming et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2005); controls for comorbid conditions during the study period using methods described in article by Quan et al. (Med Care, 2005), which updates coding algorithms for AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded articles by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Harris R, Sheridan S, Kinsinger L. Time to rethink screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm? Arch Intern Med 2012 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print. Comments on article by Shreibati et al. cited above in this section and discusses 2005 USPSTF recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm, citing USPSTF-sponsored evidence synthesis, Primary Care Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, 2005; acknowledges first author's membership in the USPSTF when recommendations were made; cites article by Woolf and Harris (JAMA, 2012), which discusses changing emphases in USPSTF screening recommendations over the past 30 years and various USPSTF recommendations.]

Contraception
Whiteman MK, Tyler CP, Folger SG, et al. When can a woman have an intrauterine device inserted? A systematic review. Contraception 2012 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print. Uses USPSTF grading system to evaluate level of evidence for selected studies, citing USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001)] Select to access the abstract.

Family Medicine
Thomas RM, Francis Gerstel PA, Williams EC, et al. Association between alcohol screening scores and diabetic self-care behaviors. Fam Med 2012 Sep; 44(8):555-63. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce risky/harmful alcohol use by adults (Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Oncology
Carlsson S, Vickers AJ, Roobol M, et al. Prostate cancer screening: facts, statistics, and interpretation in response to the US Preventive Services Task Force review. J Clin Oncol 2012 Jul 20; 30(21):2581-4. [Evaluates USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer screening, citing USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer and associated evidence review by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011 and 2012).

Journal of Family Practice
Vanwormer JJ, Greenlee RT, McBride PE, et al. Aspirin for primary prevention of CVD: Are the right people using it? J Fam Pract 2012 Sep; 61(9):525-33. [Uses USPSTF recommendations on aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (Ann Intern Med, 2009) to stratify the study sample by those who were and were not candidates for aspirin therapy for primary CVD preventions; cites previous USPSTF recommendations on aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events (Ann Intern Med, 2002) and USPSTF-sponsored article by Maciosek et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2006) on the most cost-effective clinical preventive services.] Select to access the abstract.

Craig KW, Stevermer JJ. PURLs: DEXA screening—are we doing too much? J Fam Pract 2012 Sep; 61(9):555-6.  [Discusses and cites USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Osteoporosis, 2011, as published on the USPSTF Web site, and article Hillier et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2007), which is cited in previous USPSTF recommendation statement Screening for Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women, 2002.]

Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Banta-Wright SA, Shelton KC, Lowe ND, et al. Breast-feeding success among infants with phenylketonuria. J Pediatr Nurs 2012 Aug; 27(4):319-27. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement Primary Care Interventions to Promote Breastfeeding, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Karnes RJ, Fernandez CA, Shuber AP. A noninvasive multianalyte urine-based diagnostic assay for urothelial cancer of the bladder in the evaluation of hematuria. Mayo Clin Proc 2012 Sep; 87(9):835-42. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for bladder cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2011) and USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening adults for bladder cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Rizza SA, Macgowan RJ, Purcell DW, et al. HIV screening in the health care setting: status, barriers, and potential solutions. Mayo Clin Proc 2012 Sep; 87(9):915-24. [Discusses current and forthcoming USPSTF recommendations on HIV screening, citing USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for HIV (Ann Intern Med, 2005), USPSTF-sponsored evidence synthesis, Screening for Human Immunodeficiency Virus: Focused Update of a 2005 Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2007, and USPSTF Topics in Progress, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site; mentions Medicare requirements for coverage of services rated A or B by the USPSTF and recommends that insurance coverage for HIV testing be addressed at a national level legislatively and/or through revision of USPSTF recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Fang J, Ayala C, Loustalot F, et al. Prevalence of cholesterol screening and high blood cholesterol among adults—United States, 2005, 2007, and 2000. MMWR Morbid Mortal Wkly Rep 2012 Sep 7; 61(35):697-702. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review, Screening for Lipid Disorders, 2001.]

 

Preventive Medicine
Howard DH, Adams EK. Mammography rates after the 2009 US Preventive Services Task Force breast cancer screening recommendation. Prev Med 2012 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print. Assesses the impact of updated 2009 USPSTF recommendations for breast cancer screening, using 2006-2010 MEPS data as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites previous and updated USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2009 and 2002).]

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Prvu Bettger J, Alexander KP, Dolor RJ, et al. Transitional care after hospitalization for acute stroke or myocardial infarction: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med 2012 Sep 18; 157(6):407-16. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10066-I (to the Duke EPC) and based on AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Transition of Care for Acute Stroke and Myocardial Infarction Patients: From Hospitalization to Rehabilitation, Recovery, and Secondary Prevention, 2011, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; evaluates the quality of the literature and strength of evidence using the four required domains as described in AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site, and AHRQ-authored article by Owens, Lohr, Atkins, Treadwell, Reston, Bass, Chang (third author is former AHRQ researcher and seventh author is current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence, respectively) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010), on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program; cites AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, 2007; acknowledges support by AHRQ project officer Shilpa Amin (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence).] Select to access the abstract.

Chang SM, Carey T, Kato EU, et al. Identifying research needs for improving health care. Ann Intern Med 2012 Jul 31. [Epub ahead of print. First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence; discusses AHRQ's eight Evidence-based Practice Centers and the systematic review process used in AHRQ-funded patient-centered outcomes research and Effective Health Care Program, citing AHRQ publications, Future Research Needs Projects, 2010, Future Research Needs—Methods Research Series, 2010, and methods future research needs reports, Engaging Stakeholders To Identify and Prioritize Future Research Needs, 2011, Evaluating the Potential Use of Modeling and Value-of-Information Analysis for Future Research Prioritization Within the Evidence-based Practice Center Program, 2011, Evaluating the Potential Use of Modeling and Value-of-Information Analysis for Future Research Prioritization Within the Evidence-based Practice Center Program, 2011, and others, all published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Slutsky, Atkins, Chang, and Sharp (first author is director in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and second and last authors are former AHRQ researchers) (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010), Whitlock, Lopez, Chang, et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010), and Owens, Lohr, Atkins, Treadwell, Reston, Bass, Chang et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy
Golden SH, Sapir T. Methods for insulin delivery and glucose monitoring in diabetes: summary of a comparative effectiveness review. J Manag Care Pharm 2012 Aug; 18(6 Suppl B):1-17. [Supported by contract HHSA290-2010-00006G; summarizes AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Methods for Insulin Delivery and Glucose Monitoring: Comparative Effectiveness, 2012 (prepared by the Johns Hopkins EPC under contract HHSA20-2007-10061-I); cites AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site, and AHRQ-authored article by Owens et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Adams SG, Pitts J, Wynne J, et al. Effect of a primary care continuing education program on clinical practice of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: translating theory into practice. Mayo Clin Proc 2012 Sep; 87(9):862-70. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Effectiveness of Continuing Medical Education, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Rosman AN, Guijt A, Vlemmix F, et al. Contraindications for external cephalic version in breech position at term: a systematic review. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2012 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse to identify relevant guidelines.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medical Quality
Allareddy V, Ward MM, Wehby GL, et al. The connection between selective referrals for radical cystectomy and radical prostatectomy and volume-outcome effects: an instrumental variables analysis. Am J Med Qual 2012 Sep; 27(5):434-40. [Uses 2000-2004 HCUP NIS data, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Jerant A, Bertakis KD, Fenton JJ, et al. Extended office hours and health care expenditures: a national study. Ann Fam Med 2012 Sep-Oct; 10(5):388-95. [Uses 2000-2008 MEPS Household Component (MEPS HC) data, citing Survey Background, 2009, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; also implements two "generalized linear model analyses using a logarithm link and a Poisson distribution," citing AHRQ-authored article by Hill and Miller (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Econ, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Dhopeshwarkar RV, Kern LM, O'Donnell HC, et al. Health care consumers' preferences around health information exchange. Ann Fam Med 2012 Sep-Oct; 10(5):428-34. [Uses AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) as a model for survey questions used in this study, citing CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey Adult Primary Care Questionnaire, as published on AHRQ's CAHPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Surgery
Ramirez M, Chang DC, Bickler SW. Pediatric injury outcomes in racial/ethnic minorities in California: diversity may reduce disparity. Arch Surg 2012 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded articles by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992) and, secondarily, Romano, Roos, and Jollis (J Clin Epidemiol, 1993).] Select to access the abstract.

Kang CY, Halabi WJ, Chaudhry OO, et al. Risk factors for anastomotic leakage after anterior resection for rectal cancer. Arch Surg 2012 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2006-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Pediatrics
Fiks AG, Mayne S, Localio R, et al. Shared decision making and behavioral impairment: a national study among children with special health care needs. BMC Pediatr 2012 Sep 21; 12:153. [Uses 2002-2006 MEPS HC data as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, and uses the MEPS analytical approach given in AHRQ publication Computing Standard Errors for MEPS Estimates, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Quality and Safety
Vlayen A, Hellings J, Claes N, et al. A nationwide Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture in Belgian hospitals: setting priorities at the launch of a 5-year patient safety plan. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Sep; 21(9):760-7. [Uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, citing AHRQ publication, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2011 User Comparative Database Report, 2011, prepared by Westat under contract HHSA290-2007-10024-C; discusses and cites articles by Sorra and Dyer (BMC Health Serv Res, 2010), Bodur and Filiz (BMC Health Serv Res, 2010), and Smits et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2009, and BMC Health Serv Res, 2008), which use AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture; cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer
Trinh QD, Sun M, Sammon J, et al. Disparities in access to care at high-volume institutions for uro-oncologic procedures. Cancer 2012 Sep 15; 118(18):4421-6. [Uses 2003-2007 HCUP NIS data and the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded articles by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992); cites AHRQ-funded article by Birkmeyer et al. (N Engl J Med, 2002) and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Allied Health
Engle R, Ellis C. Pediatric stroke in the U.S.: estimates from the Kids' Inpatient Database. J Allied Health 2012 Fall; 41(3):e63-e67. [Uses 2000, 2003, and 2006 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing Overview of HCUP, 2008, and Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2008, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Elovainio M, Singh-Manoux A, Ferrie JE, et al. Organisational justice and cognitive function in middle-age employees: the Whitehall II study. J Epidemiol Community Health 2012 Jun; 66(6):552-6. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neurotrauma
Asemota AO, George BP, Bowman SM, et al. Causes and trends in traumatic brain injury for United States adolescents. J Neurotrauma 2012 Sep 18. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2005-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009, 2011, and AHRQ publication, Population Denominator Data for Use with the HCUP Databases (Updated with 2009 Population Data), HCUP Method Series Report 2010-02, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
Cai B, Oderda GM. The association between pain and depression and some determinants of depression for the general population of the United States. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 2012 Sep; 26(3):257-65. [Uses 2009 MEPS HC data as accessed on AHRQ MEPS Web site, citing Computing Standard Errors for MEPS Estimates, 2005, and MEPS HC-129 2009 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2011, all published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; includes graphical illustration of MEPS panel design as adapted from AHRQ publication, MEPS-HC Sample Design and Data Collection Process, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Surgical Research
Axt JR, Murphy AJ, Arbogast PG, et al. Volume-outcome effects for children undergoing resection of renal malignancies. J Surg Res 2012 Sep; 177(1):e27-e33. [Uses 1997-2009 HCUP KID data, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses surgical complications/codes selected from articles by Safford et al. (J Pediatr Surg, 2005) and Guller et al. (Ann Surg, 2004), both of which use various HCUP datasets.] Select to access the abstract.

Kummerow KL, Shelton J, Phillips S, et al. Predicting complicated choledocholithiasis. J Surg Res 2012 Sep; 177(1):70-4. [Uses 2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) to exclude from the analysis "malignancies of the pancreas, gall bladder, bile duct, or liver."] Select to access the abstract.

Raval MV, Deans KJ, Rangel SJ, et al. Factors associated with imaging modality choice in children with appendicitis. J Surg Res 2012 Sep; 177(1):131-6. [Uses 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009 HCUP KID data AND HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009, and Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, 2011, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Schneider EB, Black JH 3rd, Hambridge HL, et al. The impact of race and ethnicity on the outcome of carotid interventions in the United States. J Surg Res 2012 Sep; 177(1):172-7. [Uses 2005-2008 HCUP NIS data, uses patient selection/categorization criteria from articles by McPhee et al. (J Vasc Surg, 2007) and Giles et al. (J Vasc Surg, 2010), which use HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Carey K, Kazis LE, Lee AF, et al. Measuring the cost of care for children with acute burn injury. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2012 Sep; 73(3 Suppl 2):S229-S233. [Uses 2003 and 2006 HCUP KID data, citing Databases, 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Singh B, Singh A, Ahmed A, et al. Derivation and validation of automated electronic search strategies to extract Charlson comorbidities from electronic medical records. Mayo Clin Proc 2012 Sep; 87(9):817-24. [Uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded articles by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992); comments on article by Romano, Roos, and Jollis (J Clin Epidemiol, 1993), which uses this adaptation.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Ahuja N, Zhao W, Xiang H. Medical errors in US pediatric inpatients with chronic conditions. Pediatrics 2012 Sep 10. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2006 HCUP KID data and HCUP Chronic Condition Indicator (CCI), citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2006, Chronic Condition Indicator (CCI) for ICD-9-CM, and Overview of Disease Severity Measures Disseminated with the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and Kids' Inpatient Database (KID): Executive Summary, 2005, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; discusses and compares findings with AHRQ-authored articles by Friedman, Jiang, Elixhauser (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2006) and Miller and Zhan (former AHRQ researcher and current AHRQ researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence, respectively) (Pediatrics, 2004), AHRQ-funded articles by Slonim (Pediatrics, 2003) and Meurer et al. (Qual Saf Health Care, 2006), and articles by Chi, Lee, and Wu (Arch Gerontol Geriatr, 2011) and Simon et al. (Pediatrics, 2010), all of which use various HCUP datasets; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 1: Research Findings, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Surgery
Benarroch-Gampel J, Lairson DR, Boyd CA, et al. Cost-effectiveness analysis of cholecystectomy during Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity. Surgery 2012 Sep; 152(3):363-75. [Uses 2008 HCUP NIS data as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ publication, Bariatric Surgery Utilization and Outcomes in 1998 and 2004, HCUP Statistical Brief 23, 2007, and article by Worni et al. (Obes Surg, 2012), which uses 2001-2008 HCUP NIS data. Also refer to article by Mark et al. (Health Serv Res, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and articles by Ross et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2012) and Howard and Adams (Prev Med, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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