Patterns of Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence and Impact on HIV RNA among Patients in North America

Articles of Interest, December 7, 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

AIDS
Genberg BL, Wilson IB, Bangsberg DR, et al. Patterns of antiretroviral therapy adherence and impact on HIV RNA among patients in North America. AIDS 2012 Jul 17; 26(11):1415-23. [Supported in part by grant T32 HS01965.] Select to access the abstract.

Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
Chen J, Johnson BA, Wang XQ, et al. Trajectory analyses in alcohol treatment research. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 2012 Aug; 36(8):1442-8. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS20263.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
Thorpe CT, Lassila HC, O'Neil CK, et al. Reconsideration of key articles regarding medication-related problems in older adults from 2011. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 2012 Feb; 10(1):2-13. [Supported in part by grants R01 HS17695, R01 HS18721, and K12 HS19461.]

Tjia J, Gurwitz JH, Briesacher BA. Challenge of changing nursing home prescribing culture. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 2012 Feb; 10(1):37-46. [Supported in part by grants R18 HS19351 and R21 HS19579 (to first author); includes in Table II, "Potential intervention products" the "presence of AHRQ toolkit in NH" (listed under "Prescribers (physicians and nurse practitioners)") and use of an adapted AHRQ Comparative Effectiveness Research Summary Guide (listed under "Consultant pharmacists").] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Goldman LE, Chu PW, Tran H, et al. Federally qualified health centers and private practice performance on ambulatory care measures. Am J Prev Med 2012 Aug; 43(2):142-9. [Supported in part by Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award grant K08 HS18090-01; notes the "insufficiency of evidence supporting the impact of exercise counseling on patient health outcomes," citing Recommendations, 2010, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Anesthesia and Analgesia
YaDeau JT, Tedore T, Goytizolo EA, et al. Lumbar plexus blockade reduces pain after hip arthroscopy: a prospective randomized controlled trial. Anesth Analg 2012 Oct; 115(4):968-72. [Supported in part by Centers for Education and Research in Therapeutics (CERTs) grant RFA-HS00514 (to Dr. Heejung Bang and Paul J. Christos).] Select to access the abstract.

Anesthesiology
Murray DJ. The simulation-derived algorithm: a better method to achieve a performance consensus. Anesthesiology 2012 Oct; 117(4):701-2. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS18734-01.]

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Sun BC, Hsia RY, Weiss RE, et al. Effect of emergency department crowding on outcomes of admitted patients. Ann Emerg Med 2012 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by grant R03 HS18098; uses AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM Fact Sheet, 2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), citing article by Southern, Quan, and Ghali (Med Care, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Disease in Childhood
Robida D, Moon RY. Factors influencing infant sleep position: decisions do not differ by SES in African-American families. Arch Dis Child 2012 Oct; 97(10):900-5. [Supported in part by grant 1 R03 HS16892-01A1.] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer Treatment Reviews
Cheng MM, Goulart B, Veenstra DL, Blough DK, Devine EB. A network meta-analysis of therapies for previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Cancer Treat Rev 2012 Dec; 38(8):1004-11. [Supported in part by grant 5 K08 HS14739 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation
Wong TC, Piehler K, Meier CG, et al. Association between extracellular matrix expansion quantified by cardiovascular magnetic resonance and short-term mortality. Circulation 2012 Sep 4; 126(10):1206-16. [Supported in part by grant K12 HS19461-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Kirley K, Qato DM, Kornfield R, Stafford RS, Alexander GC. National trends in oral anticoagulant use in the United States, 2007 to 2011. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2012 Sep 1; 5(5):615-21. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS189960 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Likosky DS, Goldberg JB, DiScipio AW, et al. Variability in surgeons' perioperative practices may influence the incidence of low-output failure after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2012 Sep 1; 5(5):638-44. [Supported in part by grant 1 K02 HS15663-01A1 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Schroeder EB, Hanratty R, Beaty BL, et al. Simultaneous control of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia in 2 health systems. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2012 Sep 1; 5(5):645-53. [Supported in part by grant 1 R21 HS17627-01; uses the Quan version (Quan et al., Med Care, 2005) of AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Critical Care Medicine
Valentine SL, Sapru A, Higgerson RA, et al. Fluid balance in critically ill children with acute lung injury. Crit Care Med 2012 Oct; 40(10):2883-9. [Supported in part by National Research Service Award (NRSA) Ruth T. Kirschstein award grant T32 HS00063 (to the first author while as a fellow in the Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship Program).] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes Care
Garvey KC, Wolpert HA, Rhodes ET, et al. Health care transition in patients with type 1 diabetes: young adult experiences and relationship to glycemic control. Diabetes Care 2012 Aug; 35(8):1716-22. [Supported by grant T32 HS00063 (to first author as part of the Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship).] Select to access the abstract.

Gut
Motzkus-Feagans CA, Pakyz A, Polk R, et al. Statin use and the risk of Clostridium difficile in academic medical centres. Gut 2012 Nov; 61(11):1538-42. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS18578.] Select to access the abstract.

Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Verrips G, Brouwer L, Vogels T, et al. Long term follow-up of health-related quality of life in young adults born very preterm or with a very low birth weight. Health Qual Life Outcomes 2012 May 15; 10:49. [Supported by grant HS08385 (principal investigator is Nigel Paneth).] Select to access the abstract.

Hypertension
Bateman BT, Hernandez-Diaz S, Huybrechts KF, et al. Patterns of outpatient antihypertensive medication use during pregnancy in a Medicaid population. Hypertension 2012 Oct; 60(4):913-20. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS18533 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Medical Informatics
Abramson EL, Patel V, Malhotra S, et al. Physician experiences transitioning between an older versus newer electronic health record for electronic prescribing. Int J Med Inform 2012 Aug; 81(8):539-48. [Supported by grant R18 HS17029.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Aging and Health
Garroutte EM, Sarkisian N, Karamnov S. Affective interactions in medical visits: ethnic differences among American Indian older adults. J Aging Health 2012 Oct; 24(7):1223-51. [Supported in part by grant HS10854 (to S. Manson); cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2006.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Radiology
Lacson R, Prevedello LM, Andriole KP, et al. Factors associated with radiologists' adherence to Fleischner Society guidelines for management of pulmonary nodules. J Am Coll Radiol 2012 Jul; 9(7):468-73. [Supported by grant R18 HS19635.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Crochet JR, Shah AA, Schomberg DW, et al. Hyperglycosylated human chorionic gonadotropin does not increase progesterone production by luteinized granulosa cells. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2012 Sep; 97(9):E1741-E1744. [Supported in part by grant T32 HS19490 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology
Paugh TA, Dickinson TA, Theurer PF, Bell GF, Shann KG, Baker RA, Mellas NB, Prager RL, Likosky DS. Validation of a perfusion registry: methodological approach and initial findings. J Extra Corpor Technol 2012 Sep; 44(3):104-15. [Supported in part by grant 1 K02 HS15663-01A1 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Communication
Mitchell SE, Sadikova E, Jack BW, et al. Health literacy and 30-day postdischarge hospital utilization. J Health Commun 2012 Oct; 17 Suppl 3:325-38. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS19771-01 (to first author); briefly discusses AHRQ publication, Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, 2010; cites AHRQ-authored article by Brach (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (Discussion Paper, Institute of Medicine, 2012), which is based on a commissioned paper by members of the IOM Roundtable on Health Literacy Workshop.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Palliative Medicine
Volandes AE, Brandeis GH, Davis AD, et al. A randomized controlled trial of a goals-of-care video for elderly patients admitted to skilled nursing facilities. J Palliat Med 2012 Jul; 15(7):805-11. [Supported in part by grant K08 HS18780 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Carr BG, Nance ML, Branas CC, Wolff CS, Kallan MJ, Myers SR, et al. Unintentional firearm death across the urban-rural landscape in the United States. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2012 Oct; 73(4):1006-10. [Supported in part by Career Development Award grant K08 HS17960 (to first author) and NRSA grant F32 HS18604-01 (to sixth author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Urology
Hollingsworth JM, Saigal CS, Lai JC, Dunn RL, Strope SA, Hollenbeck BK. Surgical quality among Medicare beneficiaries undergoing outpatient urological surgery. J Urol 2012 Oct; 188(4):1274-8. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS18726 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Davidoff AJ, Shaffer T, Erten MZ, et al. Use and spending on antineoplastic therapy for Medicare beneficiaries with cancer. Med Care 2012 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print. First author is a current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, and was at the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, at the time of publication.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Hill SC, Zuvekas SH, Zodet MW. Validity of reported Medicare Part D enrollment in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Med Care Res Rev 2012 Dec; 69(6):737-50. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2006-2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing AHRQ publications, Design and Methods of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, MEPS Methodology Report 1, 1997, and Sample Design of the 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, MEPS Methodology Report 2, 1997, both published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, and AHRQ-authored article by Cohen (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2003); cites AHRQ working paper Accuracy of Household Reports of Medicare Managed Care Enrollment in the MEPS, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Smith QW, Street RL Jr, Volk RJ, et al. Differing levels of clinical evidence: exploring communication challenges in shared decision making. Med Care Res Rev 2012 Dec 6. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by contract HHSA 290-2008-10015C (for the Eisenberg Conference Series 2011 Meeting on Differing Levels of Clinical Evidence: Exploring Communication Challenges in Shared Decision Making, conducted by the John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas); notes that the eight articles included in the special supplement along with this article develop from presentations given at the AHRQ-sponsored Clinical Decisions and Communications Science Annual Meeting; provides AHRQ's Effective Health Care [EHC] Program Strength of Evidence Scale "as an example of how the strength of evidence is presented to users of EHC Program materials."] Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Edwards DR, Aldridge T, Baird DD, et al. Periconceptional over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug exposure and risk for spontaneous abortion. Obstet Gynecol 2012 Jul; 120(1):113-22. [Supported in part by grant K02 HS17950.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Kronman MP, Zaoutis TE, Haynes K, et al. Antibiotic exposure and IBD development among children: a population-based cohort study. Pediatrics 2012 Oct; 130(4):e794-e803. [Supported in part by CERTs grant U18 HS16946 (to the University of Pennsylvania).] Select to access the abstract.

PLoS Computational Biology
Duke JD, Han X, Wang Z, et al. Literature based drug interaction prediction with clinical assessment using electronic medical records: novel myopathy associated drug interactions. PLoS Comput Biol 2012; 8(8):e1002614. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS19818-01.] Select to access the abstract.

PLoS Medicine
Kesselheim AS, Wang B, Studdert DM, et al. Conflict of interest reporting by authors involved in promotion of off-label drug use: an analysis of journal disclosures. PLoS Med 2012; 9(8):e1001280. [Supported in part by Career Development Award grant K08 HS18465-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice
Wagner LM, McDonald SM, Castle NG. Joint commission accreditation and quality measures in U.S. nursing homes. Policy Polit Nurs Pract 2012 Feb; 13(1):8-16. [Supported by grant 1 R03 HS13983-01A1. Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Viswanathan et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012), Viswanathan et al. (J Comp Eff Res, 2012), and Maher and Theodore (J Manag Care Pharm, 2012) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Medicine
Aston SJ, Rheault W, Arenson C, et al. Interprofessional education: a review and analysis of programs from three academic health centers. Acad Med 2012 Jul; 87(7):949-55. [Describes AHRQ's Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS®) and its integration into 2011-2012 academic courses, citing AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS®: National Implementation Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Family Physician
Jabbarpour Y, Leviner I. Hospice: a mother's story. Am Fam Physician 2012 Dec 1; 86(11):1020. [Cites in the Resources section of the article innovation profile Culturally Competent Palliative Care Supports African-American Patients and Families in Dealing With End-of-Life Issues, 2010, as published on the AHRQ Innovations Exchange Web site.]

American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits
Hilleman DE. New oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. Am J Pharm Benefits 2012 Nov-Dec; 4(6):269-83. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Gage et al. (JAMA, 2001).]

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Merikangas KR, He J, Rapoport J, et al. Medication use in US youth with mental disorders. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2012 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Zuvekas (Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Am J Psychiatry, 2006, and Health Aff, 2005); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Comer, Mojtabai, and Olfson (Am J Psychiatry, 2011), Olfson and Marcus (Arch Gen Psychiatry, 2009,) and Crystal et al. (Health Aff, 2009).]

Keren R, Luan X, Localio R, et al. Prioritization of comparative effectiveness research topics in hospital pediatrics. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2012 Dec; 166(12):1155-64. [Mentions AHRQ's receipt of comparative effectiveness research funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), citing article by Sox (Ann Intern Med, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Canadian Medial Association Journal
Sittig DF, Singh H. Rights and responsibilities of users of electronic health records. CMAJ 2012 Sep 18; 184(13):1479-83. [Cites AHRQ publication, Clinical Practice Improvement and Redesign: How Change in Workflow Can Be Supported by Clinical Decision Support, 2009; acknowledges that second author's institution received other AHRQ funding under grant R18 HS17820; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Wright et al. (J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2011) and Strom et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2010).]

Evaluation and the Health Professions
Klabunde CN, Willis GB, McLeod CC, et al. Improving the quality of surveys of physicians and medical groups: a research agenda. Eval Health Prof 2012 Dec; 35(4):477-506. [Lists Doris Lefkowitz (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) as a workshop participant; notes AHRQ's use of the Business Register for the MEPS Insurance Component (MEPS IC), citing MEPS-IC Sample Design and Data Collection Process, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; also notes that MEPS does not use respondent incentives (except for reimbursement of physicians record retrieval costs), and yet achieves response rates of 60% or higher.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Lucas BP, Trick WE, Evans AT, et al. Effects of 2- vs 4-week attending physician inpatient rotations on unplanned patient revisits, evaluations by trainees, and attending physician burnout: a randomized trial. JAMA 2012 Dec 5; 308(21):2199-207. [Second author acknowledges receipt of previous AHRQ funding; cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 1. Research Findings, 2005, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Williams et al. (Health Serv Res, 2002) and DiMatteo et al. (Health Psychology, 1993).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Guy GP Jr, Atherly A, Adams EK. Public health insurance eligibility and labor force participation of low-income childless adults. Med Care Res Rev 2012 Dec; 69(6):645-62. [Cites The Relationship Between Health Insurance and Labor Force Decisions: An Analysis of Married Women, unpublished AHRQ manuscript by Schone and Vistnes (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), 2000.] Select to access the abstract.

Liu SW, Chang Y, Camargo CA Jr, et al. A mixed-methods study of the quality of care provided to patients boarding in the emergency department: comparing emergency department and inpatient responsibility models. Med Care Res Rev 2012 Dec; 69(6):679-98. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Pronovost et al. (Health Serv Res, 2006), Schneeweiss et al. (Am J Epidemiol, 2001) and Romano, Roos, and Jollis (J Clin Epidemiol, 1993), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Clinics of North America
Goodman BM 3rd, Boggs JP, Tahhan SG, et al. Infectious disease emergencies: frontline clinical pearls. Med Clin North Am 2012 Nov; 96(6):1033-66. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Fine et al. (N Engl J Med, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Desai H, Agrawal A. Pulmonary emergencies: pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, lung abscess, and empyema. Med Clin North Am 2012 Nov; 96(6):1127-48. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Metlay and Fine (Ann Intern Med, 2003) and Fine et al. (N Engl J Med, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
McConville JF, Kress JP. Weaning patients from the ventilator. N Engl J Med 2012 Dec 6; 367(23):2233-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Needham et al. (Crit Care Med, 2005) and Dezfulian et al. (Am J Med, 2005), and Seneff et al. (Chest, 1996).]

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

Academic Medicine
Campos-Outcalt D, Calonge N. Commentary: adding realism and perspective to behavioral counseling curricula for medical students. Acad Med 2012 Jul; 87(7):840-1. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on counseling and interventions to prevent tobacco use and tobacco-caused disease in adults and pregnant women (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on interventions in primary care to promote breastfeeding (Ann Intern Med, 2008), systematic review on behavioral counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections (Ann Intern Med, 2008), and evidence summaries on behavioral counseling in primary care to reduce risky/harmful alcohol use by adults (Ann Intern Med, 2004) and on screening and interventions for obesity in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Smith BD, Morgan RL, Beckett GA, et al. Hepatitis C virus testing of persons born during 1945 to 1965: recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ann Intern Med 2012 Dec 4; 157(11):817-22, W-292. [Compares USPSTF methodologies, affiliation, target audience, and scope to those of the CDC; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2004), noting that "updated USPSTF recommendations are expected within a year; acknowledges assistance from David Meyers (director of AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships).] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Baidal JA, Taveras EM. Childhood obesity: shifting the focus to early prevention. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2012 Dec; 166(12):1179-81. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for obesity in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2010).]

Current Psychiatry Reports
Culpepper L. Does screening for depression in primary care improve outcome? Curr Psychiatry Rep 2012 Aug; 14(4):345-52. [Discusses updated and earlier USPSTF recommendations on depression (Ann Intern Med, 2009 and 2002) and associated USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review on screening for depression in adult patients in primary care settings (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Wilt TJ, LeFevre M. There is more to life than death. N Engl J Med 2012 Dec 6; 367(23):2258-9. [Comments on article by Hartzband and Groopman (N Engl J Med, 2012), which comments on updated 2012 USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2012), and updated 2009 USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012) and screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009), both of which are cited in this commentary; encourages review of the recommendation statements and evidence reviews discussed in this commentary, citing the USPSTF Web site; authors are with the USPSTF.]

Hartzband P, Groopman J. Author reply: There is more to life than death. N Engl J Med 2012 Dec 6; 367(23):2259-60. [Responds to comments by Wilt and LeFevre cited above in this section; cites USPSTF updated 2009 recommendations on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Waxman AG, Chelmow D, Darragh TM, et al. Revised terminology for cervical histopathology and its implications for management of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions of the cervix. Obstet Gynecol 2012 Dec; 120(6):1465-71. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Pain Physician
Benyamin RM, Manchikanti L, Parr AT, et al. The effectiveness of lumbar interlaminar epidural injections in managing chronic low back and lower extremity pain. Pain Physician 2012 Jul-Aug; 15(4):E363-E404. [Uses USPSTF grade definitions and quality of evidence criteria, citing USPSTF-sponsored articles by Berg and Allan (Am J Prev Med, 2001) and Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies; uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) as a source for the literature review, citing AHRQ's NGC Web site; cites American Pain Society publications, Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Low Back Pain: Evidence Review, 2009, which uses USPSTF grade definitions, and Use of Chronic Opioid Therapy in Chronic Noncancer Pain: Evidence Review, 2009, which uses AHRQ grading evidence criteria and AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Acute Low Back Problems in Adults: Assessment and Treatment, 1994.] Select to access the abstract.

Benyamin RM, Wang VC, Vallejo R, et al. A systematic evaluation of thoracic interlaminar epidural injections. Pain Physician 2012 Jul-Aug; 15(4):E497-E514. [Uses USPSTF grade definitions and quality of evidence criteria, citing USPSTF-sponsored articles by Berg and Allan (Am J Prev Med, 2001) and Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies; uses AHRQ's NGC as a source for the literature review, citing AHRQ's NGC Web site; cites American Pain Society publications, Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Low Back Pain: Evidence Review, 2009, which uses USPSTF grade definitions, and Use of Chronic Opioid Therapy in Chronic Noncancer Pain: Evidence Review, 2009, which uses AHRQ grading evidence criteria and AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Acute Low Back Problems in Adults: Assessment and Treatment, 1994.] Select to access the abstract.

Koyyalagunta D, Bruera E, Solanki DR, et al. A systematic review of randomized trials on the effectiveness of opioids for cancer pain. Pain Physician 2012 Jul; 15(3 Suppl):ES39-ES58. [Uses USPSTF grade definitions and quality of evidence criteria, citing USPSTF-sponsored articles by Berg and Allan (Am J Prev Med, 2001) and Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies; uses AHRQ's NGC as a source for the literature review, citing AHRQ's NGC Web site; cites American Pain Society publications, Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Low Back Pain: Evidence Review, 2009, which uses USPSTF grade definitions, and Use of Chronic Opioid Therapy in Chronic Noncancer Pain: Evidence Review, 2009, which uses AHRQ grading evidence criteria and AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Acute Low Back Problems in Adults: Assessment and Treatment, 1994; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Management of Cancer Pain: Guideline Overview (J Natl Med Assoc, 1994).] Select to access the abstract.

Value in Health
Roberts M, Russell LB, Paltiel AD, et al. Conceptualizing a model: a report of the ISPOR-SMDM Modeling Good Research Practices Task Force-2. Value Health 2012 Sep-Oct; 15(6):804-11. [Uses USPSTF-sponsored study by Mandelblatt et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) of six models supporting updated 2009 USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer "as an ongoing example for how the objectives, scope, and policy context of a modeling exercise are described"; cites AHRQ-authored article by Eisenberg et al. (JAMA, 1989). Also refer to articles by Matheny and Kingery (Am Fam Physician, 2012) and Kurlansik and Ibay (Am Fam Physician, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Advances in Pediatrics
Gracy D, Weisman J, Grant R, et al. Content barriers to pediatric uptake of electronic health records. Adv Pediatr 2012; 59(1):159-81. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, prepared by the Southern California-University of California at San Francisco Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC); mentions that AHRQ and CMS "awarded a grant in 2010 for the design of a model pediatric EHR [electronic health record] format to improve the quality and cost of services, something that they have not done for any other field of medicine," citing Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2010 Annual Conference, Track B: Update on CHIPRA Model Children's EHR Format, 2010, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ publications, Electronic Health Record Usability: Vendor Practices and Perspectives, 2010 (as published on AHRQ's Health Information Technology Web site), and Expenses for Office-Based Physician Visits by Specialty, 2004, MEPS Statistical Brief 166, 2007 (as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site); cites the Priority Populations landing page of the AHRQ Web site; cites testimony given by AHRQ director Carolyn M. Clancy to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT), 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Viswanathan M, Golin CE, Jones CD, et al. Interventions to improve adherence to self-administered medications for chronic diseases in the United States: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med 2012 Dec 4; 157(11):785-95, W-285-W289. [Supported in part by contract 290-2007-10056-I (to the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC) and based on AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Closing the Quality Gap Series: Medication Adherence Interventions: Comparative Effectiveness, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; updates and builds on earlier AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, 2004 (prepared by the Stanford University-UCSF EPC under contract 290-02-0017) as part of a larger initiative, Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science; uses risk of bias criteria and evidence-grading criteria from AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012, and AHRQ-authored articles by Norris, Atkins, Bruening, Fox, Johnson, Kane, Morton, Oremus, Ospina, Randhawa (second and fourth authors are former AHRQ researchers and tenth author is researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence, respectively) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2011) and Owens, Lohr, Atkins, Treadwell, Reston, Bass, Chang (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010); cites summary of Institute of Medicine report, Priority Areas for National Action: Transforming Health Care Quality, 2003, as published on the AHRQ Web site; originally published ahead of print in the Articles of Interest 9/10/12 - 9/14/12.] Select to access the abstract.

Adam SS, McDuffie JR, Ortel TL, et al. Comparative effectiveness of warfarin and new oral anticoagulants for the management of atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med 2012 Dec 4; 157(11):796-807, W-290. [Uses evidence grading criteria from AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; originally published ahead of print in the Articles of Interest, 8/27/12 – 8/31/12.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Viswanathan M, Nerz P, Dalberth B, et al. Assessing the impact of systematic reviews on future research: two case studies. J Comp Eff Res 2012 Jul; 1(4):329-46. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10056-I; uses (as case studies to evaluate their impact on future research and the impact of systematic reviews on AHRQ-funded research through AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Centers) AHRQ Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments, Literacy and Health Outcomes, 2004 (prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC), citing associated AHRQ-funded systematic review by Pignone et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2005) and systematic review of the literature by DeWalt (J Gen Intern Med, 2004), and Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Cardiovascular Disease, 2004, Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Intermediate Markers of Cardiovascular Disease, and Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Arrhythmogenic Mechanisms in Animal and Isolated Organ/Cell Culture Studies, 2004 (all prepared by the Tufts-New England Medical Center EPC), citing related AHRQ-funded articles by Balk et al. (Am J Clin Nutr, 2007, and two articles in Atherosclerosis, 2006) and article by Wang et al. (Am J Clin Nutr, 2006); uses dissemination data obtained from AHRQ, number of report downloads from the AHRQ Web site, and "orders from the AHRQ clearinghouse"; also uses "snowball recruitment to identify and recruit key informants" as listed in AHRQ Methods Future Research Needs Report Assessing the Impact of AHRQ Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Reports on Future Research, 2011 (prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC under the same contract); cites AHRQ-authored articles by Atkins, Fink, and Slutsky (first author and last authors are, respectively, former AHRQ researcher and current director in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) (Ann Intern Med, 2005) and Stryer, Tunis, and Clancy (first and last authors are, respectively, former AHRQ center director and AHRQ director) (Health Serv Res, 2000); cites AHRQ press release AHRQ Evidence Reports Confirm that Fish Oil Helps Fight Heart Disease, 2004, as published on the Archive AHRQ Web site; acknowledges support from Stephanie Chang and Yen-Pin Chiang (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence).]

Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy
Maher AR, Theodore G. Summary of the comparative effectiveness review on off-label use of atypical antipsychotics. J Manag Care Pharm 2012 Jun; 18(5 Suppl B):S1-S20. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2010-00006G to update AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Efficacy and Comparative Effectiveness of Off-Label Use of Atypical Antipsychotics, 2007 (prepared by the Southern California/RAND EPC); based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Off-Label Use of Atypical Antipsychotics: An Update, 2011 (prepared by the Southern California EPC); uses AHRQ strength of evidence criteria, citing AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012, as accessed, with other cited publications, on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site. Also refer to articles by Matheny and Kingery (Am Fam Physician, 2012), Kurlansik and Ibay (Am Fam Physician, 2012), Mott, McConnon, and Rieger (Am Fam Physician, 2012) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Family Physician
Matheny SC, Kingery JE. Hepatitis A. Am Fam Physician 2012 Dec 1; 86(11):1027-34. [Uses AHRQ evidence reports, USPSTF recommendations, and AHRQ's NGC as data sources.] Select to access the abstract.

Kurlansik SL, Ibay AD. Seasonal affective disorder. Am Fam Physician 2012 Dec 1; 86(11):1037-41. [Uses AHRQ's evidence reports and USPTF recommendations as data sources.] Select to access the abstract.

Mott TF, McConnon ML, Rieger BP. Subacute to chronic mild traumatic brain injury. Am Fam Physician 2012 Dec 1; 86(11):1045-51. [Uses AHRQ evidence reports and NGC as data sources.] Select to access the abstract.

Schaefer P, Baugh RF. Acute otitis externa: an update. Am Fam Physician 2012 Dec 1; 86(11):1055-61. [Uses AHRQ's NGC as a data source.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Klein NP, Hansen J, Chao C, et al. Safety of quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine administered routinely to females. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2012 Dec; 166(12):1140-8. [Categorizes applicable ICD-9 codes into hierarchical (4-level), clinically meaningful groups developed by AHRQ's HCUP, citing Tools & Software as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis and Rheumatism
Yazdanyar A, Wasko MC, Kraemer KL, et al. Perioperative all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: comparison with unaffected controls and persons with diabetes mellitus. Arthritis Rheum 2012 Aug; 64(8):242937. [Uses 1998-2002 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, HCUP Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), NIS Trends Supplemental Files "for pooled analysis of multiple years of NIS data," and NIS datasets, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2007-2009, Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, 2006-2009, NIS Trends Supplemental Files, 2002-2009, and Procedure Classes 2012 and Procedure Classes 2009, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology
Ravi B, Croxford R, Reichmann WM, et al. The changing demographics of total joint arthroplasty recipients in the United States and Ontario from 2001 to 2007. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 2012 Oct; 26(5):637-47. [Uses 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2010 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Biological Psychiatry
Kivimäki M, Shipley MJ, Allan CL, et al. Vascular risk status as a predictor of later-life depressive symptoms: a cohort study. Biol Psychiatry 2012 Aug 15; 72(4):324-30. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Quality and Safety
Thomas L, Galla C. Building a culture of safety through team training and engagement. BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print. Describes the process of piloting and implementing TeamSTEPPS at "fourteen hospitals, two long term care facilities, and outpatient areas across the North Shore LIJ Health System," during the years 2007-2010, and uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture to compare the "perception of patient safety by the healthcare team" before and after the implementation of TeamSTEPPS, citing TeamSTEPPS® Instructor Guide, 2007, and AHRQ publications, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2009 Comparative Database Report, 2009, and Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2004 (both published on the AHRQ Web site); cites AHRQ-authored articles by Clancy (AORN J, 2007) and Clancy and Tornberg (Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare, 2006), both on TeamSTEPPS; cites AHRQ publications, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 3: Performance and Tools, 2008 (as published on the AHRQ Web site), and Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology, 2005, as published on the National Library of Medicine's NCBI Book Shelf Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes Care
McCollister KE, Zheng DD, Fernandez CA, et al. Racial disparities in quality-adjusted life-years associated with diabetes and visual impairment. Diabetes Care 2012 Aug; 35(8):1692-4. [Uses 2000-2003 MEPS data as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, citing Data Overview, 2009, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

European Journal of Public Health
Kouvonen A, De Vogli R, Stafford M, et al. Social support and the likelihood of maintaining and improving levels of physical activity: the Whitehall II Study. Eur J Public Health 2012 Aug; 22(4):514-18. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Volpp KG, Shea JA, Small DS, et al. Effect of a protected sleep period on hours slept during extended overnight in-hospital duty hours among medical interns: a randomized trial. JAMA 2012 Dec 5; 308(21):2208-17. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ-funded article by Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Dermatological Treatment
Gunnarsson C, Chen J, Rizzo JA, et al. The direct healthcare insurer and out-of-pocket expenditures of psoriasis: evidence from a United States national survey. J Dermatolog Treat 2012 Aug; 23(4):240-54. [Uses 1996-2006 MEPS data as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, citing MEPS-HC Panel Design and Data Collection Process (as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site) and AHRQ-authored articles by Machlin, Cohen, Elixhauser, Beauregard, and Steiner (first and second authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, third and last authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, and fourth author is former AHRQ researcher) (Med Care, 2009) and Cohen, Monheit, Beauregard, Cohen, Lefkowitz, Potter, Sommers, Taylor, and Arnett (fourth author is director of and other authors are former and current researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Inquiry, 1996-1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
Mahmoudi E, Jensen GA. Exploring disparities in access to physician services among older adults: 2000-2007. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2012 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2000 and 2007 MEPS data, citing MEPS HC-113: 2007 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2009, and MEPS HC-050: 2000 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2003; cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2003, 2004, and 2007; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Fiscella, Franks, and Clancy (AHRQ director) (Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Hoff T, Weller W, Depuccio M. The patient-centered medical home: a review of recent research. Med Care Res Rev 2012 Dec; 69(6):619-44. [Reviewed the AHRQ Web site for bibliographies/research on patient-centered medical homes; cites AHRQ-funded article by Romaire and Bell (Acad Pediatr, 2010), which uses 2004-2006 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Gresenz CR, Derose KP, Ruder T, et al. Health care experiences of Hispanics in new and traditional U.S. destinations. Med Care Res Rev 2012 Dec; 69(6):663-78. [Uses geocoded 1996, 1997, and 2000-2006 MEPS data, citing AHRQ-authored articles by Dayton, Zhan, Sangl, Darby, Moy (first and fourth authors are former AHRQ researchers, third and last authors are current researchers in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, and second author is a current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) (Am J Med Qual, 2006), Kirby, Taliaferro, and Zuvekas (first and last authors are current researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends and second author is former AHRQ researcher) (Med Care, 2006), and Cohen, Monheit, Beauregard, Cohen, Lefkowitz, Potter, Sommers, Taylor, and Arnett (fourth author is director of and other authors are former and current researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Inquiry, 1996-1997); cites AHRQ-funded article by Bindman et al. (JAMA, 1995). Also refer to AHRQ-funded/authored articles by Schroeder et al. (Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes, 2012), Sun et al. (Ann Emerg Med, 2012), Hill, Zuvekas, and Zodet and Gresenz et al. (Both in Med Care Res Rev, 2012) and articles by Benyamin et al. (two articles in Pain Physician, 2012) and Koyyalagunta et al. (Pain Physician, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of December 2012
Internet Citation: Patterns of Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence and Impact on HIV RNA among Patients in North America: Articles of Interest, December 7, 2012. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20121207.html