Antenatal Identification of Major Depressive Disorder: a Cohort Study

Articles of Interest, January 18, 2013

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 Obstetrics & Gynecology
Lyell DJ, Chambers AS, Steidtmann D, et al. Antenatal identification of major depressive disorder: a cohort study. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2012 Dec; 207(6):506.e1-506.e6. [Supported by grant HS09988.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Taylor EF, Machta RM, Meyers DS, Genevro J, et al. Enhancing the primary care team to provide redesigned care: the roles of practice facilitators and care managers. Ann Fam Med 2013 Jan-Feb; 11(1):80-3. [Third and fourth authors are director and researcher, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care Prevention and Clinical Partnerships; mentions AHRQ's 2011 cooperative agreement grant awards to support state-level initiatives utilizing primary care practice facilitators, citing IMPaCT (Infrastructure for Maintaining Primary Care Transformation) Award Recipients, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site; cites AHRQ publications, Developing and Running a Primary Care Practice Facilitation Program: A How-to Guide, 2011, and The Roles of Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations in Coordinating Patient Care, 2010; cites AHRQ-sponsored white paper, Coordinating Care for Adults with Complex Care Needs in the Patient-Centered Medical Home: Challenges and Solutions, 2012 (prepared by the Mathematica Policy Research under contract HHSA290-2009-00019-I-TO2); refer to comments by Cohen (Ann Fam Med, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Kern LM, Malhotra S, Barrón Y, et al. Accuracy of electronically reported "meaningful use" clinical quality measures: a cross-sectional study. Ann Intern Med 2013 Jan 15; 158(2):77-83. [Supported by grant R18 HS17067; see comments by Burstin (Ann Intern Med, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis Care and Research
Curtis JR, van der Helm-van Mil AH, Knevel R, et al. Validation of a novel multibiomarker test to assess rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. Arthritis Care Res 2012 Dec; 64(12):1794-1803. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS18517 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Maska LB, Sayles HR, O'Dell JR, Curtis JR, et al. Serum cotinine as a biomarker of tobacco exposure and the association with treatment response in early rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care Res 2012 Dec; 64(12):1804-10. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS18517 (to fourth author).] Select to access the abstract.

Curtis JR, Lanas A, John A, et al. Factors associated with gastrointestinal perforation in a cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care Res 2012 Dec; 64(12):1819-28. [Supported in part by grant R01 HS18517; uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index as described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Curtis JR, Yun H, Lange JL, Matthews R, Sharma P, Saag KG, et al. Does medication adherence itself confer fracture protection? An investigation of the healthy adherer effect in observational data. Arthritis Care Res 2012 Dec; 64(12):1855-63. [Supported in part by grants R01 HS18517 (to first author) and U18 HS16956 (to sixth author); cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by MacLean et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) on the comparative effectiveness of treatments to prevent fractures in men and women with low bone density or osteoporosis, prepared by the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) under contract 290-03-003.] Select to access the abstract.

Current Opinion in Critical Care
Hughes CG, Patel MB, Pandharipande PP. Pathophysiology of acute brain dysfunction: what's the cause of all this confusion? Curr Opin Crit Care 2012 Oct; 18(5):518-26. [Supported in part by AHRQ Health Services grant 5 T32 HS13833-08 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Family Medicine
Angier H, DeVoe JE, Tillotson C, et al. Changes in health insurance for US children and their parents: comparing 2003 to 2008. Fam Med 2013 Jan; 45(1):26-32. [Supported in part by grants 1 K08 HS16181 and 1 R01 HS18569; uses and compares 2003 and 2008 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component (MEPS HC) data as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site, citing MEPS HC-089: 2004 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2006 (as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site), and AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, Monheit, Beauregard, Cohen, Lefkowitz, Potter, Sommers, Taylor, and Arnett (current and former researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Inquiry, 1996-1997).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Moran J, Scanlon D. Slow progress on meeting hospital safety standards: learning from the Leapfrog Group's efforts. Health Aff 2013 Jan; 32(1):27-35. [Supported in part by grant 2 U18 HS13680; notes that second author is a consultant on AHRQ-funded study "Assessing a Statewide Multi-Stakeholder Chronic Care Model Implementation."] Select to access the abstract.

Sinaiko AD, Ross-Degnan D, Soumerai SB, et al. The experience of Massachusetts shows that consumers will need help in navigating insurance exchanges. Health Aff 2013 Jan; 32(1):78-86. [Supported in part by grant U18 HS10391 (to second and third authors, who are also investigators in the HMO Research Network Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics (CERTs) program).] Select to access the abstract.

Stuart B, Shoemaker JS, Dai M, Davidoff AJ. Regions with higher Medicare Part D spending show better drug adherence, but not lower Medicare costs for two diseases. Health Aff 2013 Jan; 32(1):120-6. [Last author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Surgery (formerly Archives of Surgery)
Paul Olson TJ, Brasel KJ, Redmann AJ, Alexander GC, et al. Surgeon-reported conflict with intensivists about postoperative goals of care. JAMA Surg 2013 Jan; 148(1):29-35. [Supported in part by grants K08 HS15699 and R01 HS189960 (to fourth author); refer to comments by Galandiuk (JAMA Surg, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Kim DJ, Westfall AO, Chamot E, Willig AL, Mugavero MJ, Ritchie C, Burkholder GA, et al. Multimorbidity patterns in HIV-infected patients: the role of obesity in chronic disease clustering. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2012 Dec 15; 61(5):600-5. [Supported by grants R18 HS17786-02 (to sixth author) and 5 T32 HS13852 (to seventh author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Hillegass WB, Patel MR, Klein LW, et al. Long-term outcomes of older diabetic patients after percutaneous coronary stenting in the United States: a report from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry, 2004 to 2008. J Am Coll Cardiol 2012 Dec 4; 60(22):2280-9. [Supported in part by Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions About Effectiveness (DEcIDE) contract HHSAA 290-2005-0032-TO4-WA3 (as part of the Cardiovascular Consortium under project 24-DKE-3; second author acknowledges receiving previous AHRQ funding.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Immigrant Minority Health
Patel M, Phillips-Caesar E, Boutin-Foster C. Barriers to lifestyle behavioral change in migrant South Asian populations. J Immigr Minor Health 2012 Oct; 14(5):774-85. [Supported by grant T32 HS00066.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Urology
Hollingsworth JM, Saigal CS, Lai JC, Dunn RL, Strope SA, Hollenbeck BK, et al. Medicare payments for outpatient urological surgery by location of care. J Urol 2012 Dec; 188(6):2323-7. [Supported by grant R01 HS18726 (to sixth author).] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Arriaga AF, Bader AM, Wong JM, et al. Simulation-based trial of surgical-crisis checklists. N Engl J Med 2013 Jan 17; 368(3):246-53. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS18537-01; cites AHRQ Quality Indicators: Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, Version 2.1, Revision 2, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Anesthesia
Fehr JJ, Honkanen A, Murray DJ. Simulation in pediatric anesthesiology. Pediatr Anesth 2012 Oct; 22(10):988-94. [Supported by grant R01 HS18734-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Kozower BD, Stukenborg GJ. Lung cancer resection volume: is procedure volume really an indicator of quality? Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012 Summer; 24(2):93-8. [Supported by grants K08 HS18049 (to first author) and R01 HS17693-01A1 (to second author); uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998), citing articles by Southern, Quan, and Ghali (Med Care, 2004) and Stukenborg, Wagner, and Connors (Med Care, 2001). Also refer to AHRQ-funded/authored articles by Croswell and Webber (Am Fam Physician, 2013), Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013), and Cottrell et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) and Meyer et al. (Cancer, 2012) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles, and AHRQ-funded articles by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Annals of Family Medicine
Cohen DJ. In this issue: how we think and feel influences patient care. Ann Fam Med 2013 Jan-Feb; 11(1):2-4. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Taylor, Machta, Meyers, Genevro, et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, articles by Klein Woolthuis et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2013), Vinson et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2013), and Volk et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2013) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles, and article by Tarn et al. (Ann Fam Med, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Xierali IM, Hsiao CJ, Puffer JC, et al. The rise of electronic health record adoption among family physicians. Ann Fam Med 2013 Jan-Feb; 11(1):14-19. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Simon et al. (J Eval Clin Pract, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Grande D, Barg FK, Johnson S, et al. Life disruptions for midlife and older adults with high out-of-pocket health expenditures. Ann Fam Med 2013 Jan-Feb; 11(1):37-42. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Banthin, Cunningham, and Bernard (first and last authors are, respectively, former AHRQ researcher and current researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Health Aff, 2008); cites AHRQ-funded articles by Galbraith et al. (Health Aff, 2011), Zivin et al. (Am J Geriatr Psychiatry, 2009), and Weissman et al. (Ann Intern Med, 1991).] Select to access the abstract.

Blair IV, Steiner JF, Fairclough DL, et al. Clinicians' implicit ethnic/racial bias and perceptions of care among black and Latino patients. Ann Fam Med 2013 Jan-Feb; 11(1):43-52. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Wilson et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2005), Weech-Maldonado et al. (Health Serv Res, 2003), Safran et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2002, J Fam Pract, 2001, and Med Care, 1998), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Walensky RP, Sax PE, Nakamura YM, et al. Economic savings versus health losses: the cost-effectiveness of generic antiretroviral therapy in the United States. Ann Intern Med 2013 Jan 15; 158(2):84-92. [Cites AHRQ-funded/authored article by Gebo, Fleishman, Conviser, Reilly, Korthuis, Moore, Hellinger, Keiser, Rubin, Crane, Hellinger (second and eleventh authors are researchers, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends and Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 2005); acknowledges data support from the AHRQ-funded HIV Research Network.] Select to access the abstract.

Burstin H. The journey to electronic performance measurement. Ann Intern Med 2013 Jan 15; 158(2):131-2. [Author is former AHRQ center director; comments on article by Kern et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Lafosse J, Dabady J, Stamper H. Effect of a pharmacist intervention. Ann Intern Med 2013 Jan 15; 158(2):137. [Briefly discusses findings from AHRQ-funded article by Mueller et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2012).]

Kripalani S, Schnipper JL. Effect of a pharmacist intervention. Ann Intern Med 2013 Jan 15; 158(2):137-8. [Mentions findings from AHRQ-funded article by Mueller et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2012).]

JAMA Surgery
Galandiuk S. Patient ownership and conflict in the intensive care unit: mine, yours, or ours? JAMA Surg 2013 Jan; 148(1):35. [Comments on AHRQ-funded article by Paul Olson et al. (JAMA Surg, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Health Affairs
Dentzer S. It's past time to get serious about transforming care. Health Aff 2013 Jan; 32(1):6. [Comments on articles by Blackmore et al. and O'Malley cited below in this section, and articles by Ryan et al. (Health Aff, 2013) and Kellermann and Jones (Health Aff, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.]

Blackmore CC, Edwards JW, Searles C, et al. Nurse practitioner-staffed clinic at Virginia Mason improves care and lowers costs for women with benign breast conditions. Health Aff 2013 Jan; 32(1):20-6. [Cites 2008 MEPS HC data on benign breast conditions, citing Table 1: Number of People with Care for Selected Conditions by Type of Service: United States, 2008, as generated on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.]

Seabury SA, Chandra A, Lakdawalla DN, et al. On average, physicians spend nearly 11 percent of their 40-year careers with an open, unresolved malpractice claim. Health Aff 2013 Jan; 32(1):111-19. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Studdert et al. (J Legal Stud, 2007, and N Engl J Med, 2006), Gallagher et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2005), Gallagher and Levinson (Arch Intern Med, 2005), and Hobgood et al. (Pediatrics, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

Rickert JB. Medical evidence and knee surgery. Health Aff 2013 Jan; 32(1):193-4. [Comments on article by Howard, Brophy, and Howell (Health Aff, 2012), which uses 1998-2010 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Survey (HCUP) State Ambulatory Surgery Database (SASD) data for Florida and calculates "the significance of changes in procedure rates using a regression spline approach," citing AHRQ-authored article by Gross, Steiner (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al. (JAMA, 2000), which uses 1988-1996 HCUP SID data for seven states (including Florida).]

Howard D. Knee surgery: the author replies. Health Aff 2013 Jan; 32(1):194. [Replies to above commentary.]

JAMA
Hasegawa K, Hiraide A, Chang Y, et al. Association of prehospital advanced airway management with neurologic outcome and survival in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. JAMA 2013 Jan 16; 309(3):257-66. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Wang et al. (Ann Emerg Med, 2010, and Health Aff, 2006), Abo, Hostler, and Wang (Resuscitation, 2007), Wang and Yealy (Ann Emerg Med, 2006, and Acad Emerg Med, 2006), and others.] Select to access the abstract.

Reid RO, Deb P, Howell BL, et al. Association between Medicare Advantage plan star ratings and enrollment. JAMA 2013 Jan 16; 309(3):267-74. [Mentions that the Medicare Advantage plan star ratings incorporate data from Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) surveys and other administrative data; cites article by Goldstein and Fyock (Health Serv Res, 2001), which uses CAHPS survey measures.] Select to access the abstract.

Wang HE, Yealy DM. Managing the airway during cardiac arrest. JAMA 2013 Jan 16; 309(3):285-6. [Comments article by Hasegawa et al. cited above in this section, cited above; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Wang et al. (Ann Emerg Med, 2009 and 2004, Resuscitation, 2009, Health Aff, 2006, and Crit Care Med, 2005), Wang and Yealy (Ann Emerg Med, 2006, and Acad Emerg Med, 2006), Johnston, Seitz, and Wang (Acad Emerg Med, 2006), and Gausche et al. (JAMA, 2000).]

Hoadley J. Performance ratings and plan selection by Medicare beneficiaries. JAMA 2013 Jan 16; 309(3):287-8. [Comments on article by Reid et al. cited above in this section.]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Derose SF, Green K, Marrett E, et al. Automated outreach to increase primary adherence to cholesterol-lowering medications. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Jan 14; 173(1):38-43. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Fung et al. (Health Serv Res, 2010), Fischer et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2010), and Hsu et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006); see comments by Fischer (JAMA Intern Med, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.]

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Seicean S, Seicean A, Plana JC, et al. Effect of statin therapy on the risk for incident heart failure in patients with breast cancer receiving anthracycline chemotherapy. J Am Coll Cardiol 2012 Dec 4; 60(22):2384-90. [Notes first author's receipt of non-related AHRQ funding under Pre-Doctoral Training Fellowship grant T32 HS00059-14.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Manary MP, Boulding W, Staelin R, et al. The patient experience and health outcomes. N Engl J Med 2013 Jan 17; 368(3):201-3. [Discusses Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) questions pertaining to patient satisfaction, patient-experience measures, and aspects of nursing care and communication, citing the HCAHPS Web site; cites articles by Fenton et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2012), which uses 2000-2007 MEPS HC data and 5 items from the CAHPS survey, and Glickman et al. (Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes, 2010), Boulding et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2011), and Jha et al. (N Engl J Med, 2008), which uses HCAHPS survey measures.]

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

American Family Physician
Croswell J, Webber B. Screening for hearing loss in older adults. Am Fam Physician 2013 Jan 15; 87(2):129-30. [Case study and questions are based on USPSTF recommendations on screening for hearing loss in older adults (Ann Intern Med, 2012) and associated evidence review on screening adults aged 50 years or older for hearing loss (Ann Intern Med, 2011); first author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships.]

Annals of Family Medicine
Klein Woolthuis EP, de Grauw WJ, van Keeken SM, et al. Vascular outcomes in patients with screen-detected or clinically diagnosed type 2 diabetes: Diabscreen study follow-up. Ann Fam Med 2013 Jan-Feb; 11(1):20-7. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening adults for type 2 diabetes (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Vinson DC, Turner BJ, Msed, et al. Clinician suspicion of an alcohol problem: an observational study from the AAFP National Research Network. Ann Fam Med 2013 Jan-Feb; 11(1):53-9. [Mentions "B" grading from USPSTF recommendations on screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse and associated evidence summary by Whitlock et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Volk RJ, Linder SK, Kallen MA, et al. Primary care physicians' use of an informed decision-making process for prostate cancer screening. Ann Fam Med 2013 Jan-Feb; 11(1):67-74. [Discusses updated 2012 USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2012) and related evidence review by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011); cites AHRQ-funded article by Pollack et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2012), which comments on USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer screening.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Chou R, Cottrell EB, Wasson N, et al. Screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults: a systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2013 Jan 15; 158(2):101-8. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10057-I, task order 8, and based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults, 2012, performed by the Oregon EPC under the same contract and published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site, and associated systematic review by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2012), cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles; updates USPSTF recommendations on screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adults and associated evidence review by Chou et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2004); uses USPSTF quality of evidence criteria, citing USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001), and uses AHRQ's strength of evidence criteria, citing AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review by Cottrell et al., cited below in this section; acknowledge support by AHRQ Task Order Officer Christine Chang and USPSTF Medical Officer Iris Mabry-Hernandez.] Select to access the abstract.

Cottrell EB, Chou R, Wasson N, et al. Reducing risk for mother-to-infant transmission of hepatitis C virus: a systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2013 Jan 15; 158(2):109-13. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10057-I, task order 8, and based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults, 2012, performed by the Oregon EPC under the same contract and published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; uses USPSTF quality of evidence criteria, citing USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001), and uses AHRQ's strength of evidence criteria, citing AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; acknowledges support by AHRQ Task Order Officer Christine Chang and USPSTF Medical Officer Iris Mabry-Hernandez (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, respectively).]

Lim LS. ACP Journal Club. Review: General health checks in adults do not reduce all-cause, cardiovascular, or cancer mortality. Ann Intern Med 2013 Jan 15; 158(2):JC2. [Cites Tools for Using Recommendations in Primary Care Practice, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer
Printz C. Mammograms decline after US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation. Cancer 2012 Nov 1; 18(21):5185. [Summarizes findings from study which compared screening mammography rates before and after release of updated 2009 USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening.]

Health Affairs
Song Z, Hill C, Bennet J, et al. Mobile clinic in Massachusetts associated with cost savings from lowering blood pressure and emergency department use. Health Aff 2013 Jan; 32(1):36-44. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Maciosek et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2006), which uses 2001 ranking of clinical preventive services necessitated by new USPSTF recommendations and based on analysis of services defined by the USPSTF.] Select to access the abstract.

Brown RL. Alcohol use and health care spending. Health Aff 2013 Jan; 32(1):194. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored article by Solberg et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2008), which uses USPSTF recommendations on behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce risky/harmful alcohol use by adults (Ann Intern Med, 2004); cites article by Brown et al. (Popul Health Manag, 2011), which discusses the challenge of integrating USPSTF recommendations for universal behavioral screening and intervention, specifically focusing on tobacco use, excessive drinking, and depression, into health care settings.]

Goetzel RZ, Henke RM. Alcohol use and health care: the authors reply. Health Aff 2013 Jan; 32(1):194-5. [Replies to comment by Brown cited above in this section and notes agreement with inclusion of screenings for alcohol misuse in clinical preventive screening protocols as recommended by the USPSTF.]

JAMA Pediatrics
Campbell KA, Thomas AM, Cook LJ, et al. Resolution of intimate partner violence and child behavior problems after investigation for suspected child maltreatment. JAMA Pediatr 2013 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print. Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening children for family violence (Ann Fam Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Asnes AG, Leventhal JM. Children's experiences of IPV: time for pediatricians to take action. JAMA Pediatr 2013 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print. Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for family and intimate partner violence (Ann Fam Med, 2004); comments on article by Campbell et al. cited above in this section.]

Journal of the American College of Radiology
Sharpe RE Jr, Levin DC, Parker L, et al. The effect of the controversial US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations on the use of screening mammography. J Am Coll Radiol 2013 Jan;10(1):21-4. [Compares 2009 updated USPSTF recommendations on breast cancer screening with those of other organizations assesses the impact of the new USPSTF recommendations on mammography utilization in the Medicare population, citing USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009); cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary on breast cancer screening (Ann Intern Med, 2002); cites articles by Squiers et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2011), DeAngelis and Fontanarosa (JAMA, 2010), Kolata (New York Times, 2009), and Stein (Wash Post, 2009), which comment on the 2009 USPSTF recommendations. Also refer to article by Short and Domagalski (Am Fam Physician, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Chou R, Hartung D, Rahman B, et al. Comparative effectiveness of antiviral treatment for hepatitis C virus infection in adults: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med 2013 Jan 15; 158(2):114-23. [Supported by grant 290-2007-10057-I, task order 8; summarizes AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults, 2012, performed by the Oregon EPC under the same contract and published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; uses USPSTF quality of evidence criteria, citing USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001), AHRQ's level of evidence criteria from AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012, and methodologies described in AHRQ-funded article by Fu et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2011) on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program; acknowledges AHRQ Task Order Officer Christine Chang and USPSTF Medical Officer Iris Mabry-Hernandez.]

Cancer
Meyer AM, Carpenter WR, Abernethy AP, et al. Data for cancer comparative effectiveness research: past, present, and future potential. Cancer 2012 Nov 1; 118(21):5186-97. [Supported in part by Cancer DEcIDE Comparative Effectiveness Research Consortium contract HHSA 290-205-0040-I-TO4-WA5 (to the Data Committee for the DEcIDE Cancer Consortium); based on interviews with 41 researchers involved with cancer comparative effectiveness research (CER) through the AHRQ-sponsored Cancer CER Consortium; cites About the DEcIDE Network, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; third author acknowledges previous other AHRQ funding; acknowledges support from AHRQ's Effective Healthcare Program article review system; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Clancy (AHRQ director) and Collins (Sci Transl Med, 2010), Clancy and Slutsky (director in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) (Health Serv Res, 2007, on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program), and Tunis, Stryer, Clancy (JAMA, 2003); cites Recovery Act Awards: Data Infrastructure Awards, Fact Sheet, 2010, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Ryan AM, Bishop TF, Shih S, et al. Small physician practices in New York needed sustained help to realize gains in quality from use of electronic health records. Health Aff 2013 Jan; 32(1):53-62. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, prepared by the Southern California-University of California at San Francisco EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Kellermann AL, Jones SS. What it will take to achieve the as-yet-unfulfilled promises of health information technology. Health Aff 2013 Jan; 32(1):63-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Chaudhry et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2006) on the impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care, prepared by the Southern California-University of California at San Francisco EPC; cites AHRQ publication, Electronic Health Record Usability: Vendor Practices and Perspectives, 2010, as published on AHRQ's HIT Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Internal Medicine
Fischer MA. Chipping away: improving primary medication adherence. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Jan 14; 173(1):44-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Viswanathan et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) on interventions to improve adherence to self-administered medications for chronic diseases in the United States, prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC under contract 290-2007-10056-I; comments on article by Derose et al. (JAMA Intern Med, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Related Articles.]

Gonzales R, Anderer T, McCulloch CE, et al. A cluster randomized trial of decision support strategies for reducing antibiotic use in acute bronchitis. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Gonzales et al. (J Emerg Med, 2011, and Ann Intern Med, 2001), Abramson et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2011), Linder et al. (Inform Prim Care, 2009); cites article by Ranji et al. (Med Care, 2008, which is based on work by the Sanford-UCSF EPC under contract 290-02-0017).] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Lozano R, Naghavi M, Foreman K, et al. Global and regional mortality from 235 causes of death for 20 age groups in 1990 and 2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Lancet 2012 Dec 15/22/29; 380(9859):2095-128. [Cites AHRQ evidence report summary Autopsy as an Outcome and Performance Measure, as published on the National Library of Medicine's NCBI Bookshelf Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Stefanini GG, Holmes DR Jr. Drug-eluting coronary-artery stents. N Engl J Med 2013 Jan 17; 368(3):254-65. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Bravata et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) on the comparative effectiveness of percutaneous coronary interventions and coronary artery bypass graft surgery, performed by the University of California at San Francisco/Stanford EPC. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Curtis et al. (Arthritis Care Res, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, and articles by Short and Domagalski (Am Fam Physician, 2013) and Wipperman and Dorsch (Am Fam Physician, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Family Physician
Short MW, Domagalski JE. Iron deficiency anemia: evaluation and management. Am Fam Physician 2013 Jan 15; 87(2):98-104. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) and AHRQ evidence reports as data sources; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for iron deficiency anemia, including iron supplementation for children and pregnant women (Am Fam Physician, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Schrager S, Falleroni J, Edgoose J. Evaluation and treatment of endometriosis. Am Fam Physician 2013 Jan 15; 87(2):107-13. [Uses AHRQ's NGC as a data source.] Select to access the abstract.

Wipperman JL, Dorsch JN. Evaluation and management of corneal abrasions. Am Fam Physician 2013 Jan 15; 87(2):114-20. [Uses AHRQ's NGC and evidence reports as data sources.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Tarn DM, Paterniti DA, Orosz DK, et al. Intervention to enhance communication about newly prescribed medications. Ann Fam Med 2013 Jan-Feb; 11(1):28-36. [Uses six items from the CAHPS Clinician and Group Survey, citing "Reporting Measures for the CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey" from AHRQ publication, CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey and Reporting Kit, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Health Services Research
Fujita S, Seto K, Ito S, et al. The characteristics of patient safety culture in Japan, Taiwan and the United States. BMC Health Serv Res 2013 Jan 14; 13(1):20. [Uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture and compares data from Japan and Taiwan to AHRQ's 2010 Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture Comparative Database, citing Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2012 (as published on the AHRQ Web site); cites AHRQ-funded article by Sorra and Dyer (BMC Health Serv Res, 2010, which examines multilevel psychometric properties of AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture; acknowledges that AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture Comparative Database is funded by AHRQ and managed by Westat under contract HHSA 290-2007-10024C; cites AHRQ-funded article by Weech-Maldonado et al. (Med Care, 2008), which uses CAHPS health plan survey data.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Shafi T, Parekh RS, Jaar BG, et al. Serum Β-trace protein and risk of mortality in incident hemodialysis patients. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2012 Sep; 7(9):1435-45. [Uses study cohort data from the Choices for Healthy Outcomes in Caring for ESRD Study (previously supported by grant R01 HS08365 and conducted from 1994-1999).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Affairs
Davis MA, Martin BI, Coulter ID, et al. US spending on complementary and alternative medicine during 2002-08 plateaued, suggesting role in reformed health system. Health Aff 2013 Jan; 32(1):45-52. [Uses 2002-2008 MEPS data, citing Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component Full-Year Files, 2002-2008 (from AHRQ's MEPS' Download Data Files, Documentation, and Codebooks Web site), and AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, Cohen, and Banthin (authors are, respectively, current researcher, director, and former researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) (Med Care, 2009); cites AHRQ-funded article by Cherkin et al. (J Am Board Fam Pract, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

O'Malley AS. After-hours access to primary care practices linked with lower emergency department use and less unmet medical need. Health Aff 2013 Jan; 32(1):175-83. [Uses three questions previously validated in AHRQ's MEPS, citing Access to Care (AC) Section, 2010, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site; cites AHRQ-funded article by Lowe et al. (Med Care, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Health Services
Zhang S. Do our children become healthier and wiser? A study of the effect of Medicaid coverage on school absenteeism. Int J Health Serv 2012; 42(4):627-46. [Uses 2001-2005 MEPS panel data.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Surgery
Ramirez M, Chang DC, Bickler SW. Pediatric injury outcomes in racial/ethnic minorities in California: diversity may reduce disparity. JAMA Surg 2013 Jan; 148(1):76-80. [Uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index as described in AHRQ-funded articles by Romano, Roos, and Jollis (J Clin Epidemiol, 1993) and Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Vos T, Flaxman AD, Naghavi M, et al. Years lived with disability (YLDs) for 1160 sequelae of 289 diseases and injuries 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Lancet 2012 Dec 15/22/29; 380(9859):2163-96. [Uses 2000-2009 MEPS data, citing Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 2000-2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Napeñas JJ, Oost FC, Degroot A, et al. Review of postoperative bleeding risk in dental patients on antiplatelet therapy. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2013 Jan 15. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's NGC as a data source.] Select to access the abstract.

Spine
Bae HW, Rajaee SS, Kanim LE. Nationwide trends in the surgical management of lumbar spinal stenosis. Spine 2013 Jan 15. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2004-2009 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data as accessed on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site and AHRQ's HCUP's Database Web site, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; discusses study findings in comparison to NIS data, citing AHRQ publication, 2002 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Comparison Report, HCUP Method Series Report 2005-03, 2005, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Atlas et al. (Spine, 2005, 2000, and 1996) and others. Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Curtis et al. (Arthritis Care Res, 2012), Angier et al. (Fam Med, 2013), and Kozower and Stukenborg (Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

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Internet Citation: Antenatal Identification of Major Depressive Disorder: a Cohort Study: Articles of Interest, January 18, 2013. January 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20130118.html