Incidence, Predictors, and Outcomes Associated with Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation after Major Noncardiac Surgery

Articles of Interest, February 8, 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 Heart Journal
Bhave PD, Goldman LE, Vittinghoff E, et al. Incidence, predictors, and outcomes associated with postoperative atrial fibrillation after major noncardiac surgery. Am Heart J 2012 Dec; 164(6):918-24. [Supported by Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award grant K08 HS18090-01; uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Chang SM. Should meta-analyses trump observational studies? Am J Clin Nutr 2013 Feb; 97(2):237-8. [Author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.]

Annals of Epidemiology
Ahrens K, Lash TL, Louik C, et al. Correcting for exposure misclassification using survival analysis with a time-varying exposure. Ann Epidemiol 2012 Nov; 22(11):799-806. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS18463-01.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Medical Ethics
Norris SL, Holmer HK, Ogden LA, et al. Characteristics of physicians receiving large payments from pharmaceutical companies and the accuracy of their disclosures in publications: an observational study. BMC Med Ethics 2012 Sep; 13(1):24. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS18500.] Select to access the abstract.

British Journal of Nutrition
Qui L, Sautter J, Gu D. Associations between frequency of tea consumption and health and mortality: evidence from old Chinese. Br J Nutr 2012 Nov 14; 108(9):1686-97. [Supported by grant T32 HS00079 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Current Rheumatology Reports
Singh JA. Racial and gender disparities among patients with gout. Curr Rheumatol Rep 2013 Feb; 15(2):307. [Author is supported in part by AHRQ, grant information not given; mentions AHRQ's recognition of the importance of minority health disparities, citing Special Emphasis Notice (SEN): AHRQ Announces Interest in Grants focused on Health Issues of Minority Women, 2011, as published on the NIH Office of Extramural Research Grants Web site; mentions AHRQ's prioritization of women's health, citing the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) and the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), and gives definitions of the NHDR and "priority populations," citing AHRQ publication, Healthcare Quality and Disparities in Women: Selected Findings From the 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Fact Sheet, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Demography
Kalil A, Ryan R, Corey M. Diverging destinies: maternal education and the developmental gradient in time with children. Demography 2012 Nov; 49(4):1361-83. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS00084 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Briesacher BA, Tjia J, Field T, et al. Antipsychotic use among nursing home residents. JAMA 2013 Feb 6; 309(5):440-2. [Supported in part by grant R18 HS19351-01; cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Maher et al. (JAMA, 2011) on the efficacy and comparative effectiveness of atypical antipsychotic medications for off-label uses in adults, prepared by the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) under contract HHSA290-2007-100621.]

Kesselheim AS, Mello MM, Avorn J. FDA regulation of off-label drug promotion under attack. JAMA 2013 Feb 6; 309(5):445-6. [Supported in part by Career Development Award grant K08 HS18465-01 (to first author).]

JAMA Pediatrics
Bauer NS, Gilbert AL, Carroll AE, et al. Associations of early exposure to intimate partner violence and parental depression with subsequent mental health outcomes. JAMA Pediatr 2013 Feb 4. [Epub ahead of print. Supported in part by grants 1 R01 HS18453 and R01 HS17939.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry Law
Wortzel HS, Blatchford P, Conner L, Adler LE, Binswanger IA, et al. Risk of death for veterans on release from prison. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2012; 40(3 ):48-54. [Supported by grant K12 HS19464 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Cancer Survivorship
Meacham LR, Edwards PJ, Cherven BO, Palgon M, Espinoza S, Hassen-Schilling L, Mertens AC. Primary care providers as partners in long-term follow-up of pediatric cancer survivors. J Cancer Surviv 2012 Sep; 6(3):270-7. [Supported by grant HS21251-01 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
Fleisch AF, Baccarelli AA. Environmental epigenetics: a role in endocrine disease? J Mol Endocrinol 2012 Oct 1; 49(2):R61-R67. [Supported by grant T32 HS00063.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Braithwaite D, Zhu W, Hubbard RA, O'Meara ES, Miglioretti DL, Geller B, Dittus K, Moore D, Wernli K, et al. Screening outcomes in older US women undergoing multiple mammograms in community practice: does interval, age or comorbidity score affect tumor characteristics or false positive rates? J Natl Cancer Inst 2013 Feb 5. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by Comparative Effectiveness Career Development Award grant K12 HS19482 (to ninth author); cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer and associated AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Muscle and Nerve
Callaghan B, Kerber K, Longoria R, et al. Capturing cases of distal symmetric polyneuropathy in a community. Muscle Nerve 2012 Dec; 46(6):943-6. [Supported by grant R18 HS17690 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Progress in Transplantation
 

D’Alessandro AM, Peltier JW, Dahl AJ. Use of social media and college student organizations to increase support for organ donation and advocacy: a case report. Prog Transplant 2012 Dec; 22(4):183-191 436-441. [Supported by grant D71 HS13416 (attributed to HRSA Division of Transplantation).] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
Ercan-Fang N, Gujral K, Greer N, et al. Providers' perspective on diabetes case management: a descriptive study. Am J Manag Care 2013 Jan; 19(1):29-32. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Carter et al. (Arch Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Sharp A, Fendrick AM. Inside out: reversing the focus on emergency departments to enhance efficiency. Am J Manag Care 2013 Jan; 19(1):33-5. [Cites AHRQ publication, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: National Health Care Expenses in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2008, MEPS Statistical Brief 301, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Raven MC, Kotchko SM, Gould DA. Can targeted messaging encourage PCP contact before ED visits? Am J Manag Care 2013 Jan; 19(1):41-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Tang et al. (JAMA, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Uscher-Pines L, Pines J, Kellermann A, et al. Emergency department visits for nonurgent conditions: systematic literature review. Am J Manag Care 2013 Jan; 19(1):47-59. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Cunningham, Clancy, Cohen, and Wilets (first and fourth authors are former AHRQ researchers and second and third authors are the AHRQ director and a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, respectively) (Med Care Res Rev, 1995).] Select to access the abstract.

Dobson LA. Questioning the widely publicized savings. Am J Manag Care 2013 Jan; 19(1):68-70. [Discusses the use of AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data in article by Lewis (Am J Manag Care, 2012).]

Jalili M, Shirani F, Hosseininejad M, et al. Emergency department nonurgent visits in Iran: prevalence and associated factors. Am J Manag Care 2013 Jan; 19(1):e1-e8. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Cunningham, Clancy, Cohen, and Wilets (Med Care Res Rev, 1995) and AHRQ-funded article by Weissman et al. (Ann Intern Med, 1991).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Data Management
Goedert J. ONC Releases I.T. safety plan for public comment. Health Data Manag 2013 Feb; 21(2):14. [Discusses AHRQ's patient safety Common Formats.]

JAMA
Stine NW, Chokshi DA, Gourevitch MN. Improving population health in US cities. JAMA 2013 Feb 6; 309(5):449-50. [Cites AHRQ service delivery innovation profile, Church-Health System Partnership Facilitates Transitions from Hospital to Home for Urban, Low-Income African Americans, Reducing Mortality, Utilization, and Costs, 2012, as published on the AHRQ Innovations Exchange Web site.]

Teno JM, Gozalo PL, Bynum JP, Leland NE, Miller SC, Morden NE, Scupp T, Goodman DC, Mor V. Change in end-of-life care for Medicare beneficiaries: site of death, place of care, and health care transitions in 2000, 2005, and 2009. JAMA 2013 Feb 6; 309(5):470-7. [Last author acknowledges previous AHRQ funding and travel support; cites AHRQ-funded article by Intrator et al. (Health Serv Res, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatrics
Spears W, Pascoe J, Khamis H, et al. Parents' perspectives on their children's health insurance: plight of the underinsured. J Pediatr 2013 Feb; 162(2):403-8.e1. [Acknowledges presentation of portions of this study at the 2010 AHRQ Annual Practice-Based Research Network Meeting.] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Marshall M, Pronovost P, Dixon-Woods M. Promotion of improvement as a science. Lancet 2013 Feb 2-8; 381(9864):419-21. [Cites AHRQ publication, Conference Proceedings: Research Methodology—Strengthening Causal interpretations of Non-Experimental Data, 1990; cites AHRQ-funded articles by Dixon-Woods et al. (Milbank Q, 2011), Pronovost et al. (BMJ, 2010, and N Engl J Med, 2006), and Auerbach, Landefeld, and Shojania (N Engl J Med, 2007).]

New England Journal of Medicine
Climo MW, Yokoe DS, Warren DK, et al. Effect of daily chlorhexidine bathing on hospital-acquired infection. N Engl J Med 2013 Feb 7; 368(6):533-42. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Stone et al. (Med Care, 2010) and Pronovost et al. (BMJ, 2010, and N Engl J Med, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

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

Aging Health
Viswambharan V, Manepalli JN, Grossberg GT. Orexigenic agents in geriatric clinical practice. Aging Health 2013 Feb; 9(1):49-65. [Uses USPSTF levels of evidence as the basis for recommendations discussed in this review, citing U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Procedure Manual, 2011, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Gulati R, Gore JL, Etzioni R. Comparative effectiveness of alternative prostate-specific antigen-based prostate cancer screening strategies: model estimates of potential benefits and harms. Ann Intern Med 2013 Feb 5; 158(3):145-53. [Discusses USPSTF updated prostate cancer screening recommendations (Ann Intern Med, 2012); cites AHRQ-funded article by Mandelblatt et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and USPSTF-sponsored article by Zauber et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) on breast and colorectal cancer screening, respectively.] Select to access the abstract.

Selph SS, Bougatsos C, Blazina I, et al. Behavioral interventions and counseling to prevent child abuse and neglect: a systematic review to update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation. Ann Intern Med 2013 Feb 5; 158(3):179-90. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2007-10057-I-EPC3, task order 3 (to the Pacific Northwest EPC); updates 2004 USPSTF recommendations on behavioral interventions and counseling to prevent child abuse and neglect, citing USPSTF Topic Page "Screening for Family Violence," 2004 (as published on the USPSTF Web site), USPSTF recommendations on screening children for family violence (Ann Fam Med, 2004) and screening for family and intimate partner violence (Ann Fam Med, 2004), and USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review, Screening for Family and Intimate Partner Violence, 2004, as published on the AHRQ Web site; uses methodologies from USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001), AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012), and AHRQ-authored article by Atkins, Chang, Gartlehner, Buckley, Whitlock, Berliner (first author is former AHRQ researcher and second and sixth authors are current researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) (J Clin Epidemiol, 2011), which discusses AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program; cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence syntheses, Behavioral Interventions and Counseling to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect: Systematic Review to Update the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation, 2013, as published on the USPSTF Web site; briefly mentions and cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence syntheses, Screening Women for Intimate Partner Violence: A Systematic Review to Update the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation, 2012 (as published on the USPSTF Web site and in Ann Intern Med, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Summaries for Patients. Screening smarter, not harder, for prostate cancer. Ann Intern Med 2013 Feb 5; 158(3):1-30. [Summarizes findings given in article by Gulati, Gore, and Etzioni cited above in this section.]

Workowski K. In the clinic: chlamydia and gonorrhea. Ann Intern Med 2013 Feb 5; 158(3):ITC2-1—ITC2-14. [Discusses and cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence update on screening for chlamydial infection (Ann Intern Med, 2007), USPSTF recommendations on screening for gonorrhea (Ann Fam Med, 2005), and USPSTF recommendations on behavioral counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

Journal of Pediatrics
Hennelly KE, Mannix R, Nigrovic LE, et al. Pediatric traumatic brain injury and radiation risks: a clinical decision analysis. J Pediatr 2013 Feb; 162(2):392-7. [Mentions changes in guidelines due to consideration of many factors, citing USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and related commentary by Woolf (JAMA, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Lunde S. Youth tobacco use: who has a say? Lancet 2013 Feb 2-8; 381(9864):357. [Briefly discusses and cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic evidence review on primary care-relevant interventions for tobacco use prevention and cessation in children and adolescents (Ann Intern Med, 2012).]

Renal Failure
Onuigbo MA. The CKD enigma with misleading statistics and myths about CKD, and conflicting ESRD and death rates in the literature: results of a 2008 US population-based cross-sectional CKD outcomes analysis. Ren Fail 2013 Feb 8. [Epub ahead of print. Mentions USPSTF recommendations on screening for chronic kidney disease (Ann Intern Med, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Reagan MM, Xu H, Shih SL, et al. A randomized trial of home versus clinic-based sexually transmitted disease screening among men. Sex Transm Dis 2012 Nov; 39(11);842-7. [Discusses USPSTF suggestion that increased STD screening among men will lead to a decrease of infection in women, citing USPSTF recommendations on screening for chlamydial infection (Ann Intern Med, 2007) and USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Gonorrhea, 2005. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Braithwaite et al. (J Natl Cancer Inst, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
Hoff T. Embracing a diversified future for US primary care. Am J Manag Care 2013 Jan; 19(1):e9-e13. [Cites AHRQ structured abstract, Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science Series: The Patient-Centered Medical Home, 2012, based on the report of the same name prepared by the Duke EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Jackson GL, Powers BJ, Chatterjee R, et al. The patient-centered medical home: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med 2013 Feb 5; 158(3):169-78, W-93-W-110. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10066-I as part of AHRQ's "Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science" series, citing Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science—Series Overview, 2011, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; based on AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, The Patient-Centered Medical Home. Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science, 2012, prepared by the Duke EPC under the same contract and published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site; summarizes AHRQ's definition of patient-centered medical home (PCMH) from AHRQ's PCMH Resource Center Web site; uses methodologies described in AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012 (as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site) and AHRQ-funded/authored article by Owens, Lohr, Atkins, Treadwell, Reston, Bass, Chang (third and seventh authors are former AHRQ researcher and current AHRQ researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence, respectively) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010); cites AHRQ-sponsored publications Engaging Patients and Families in the Medical Home, 2010, and Necessary But Not Sufficient: The HITECH Act and Health Information Technology's Potential to Build Medical Homes, 2010; cites AHRQ-funded article by Stange et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2010); acknowledges support by Christine Chang and Janice Genevro (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence and Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, respectively); originally published in the Articles of Interest, 11/26/12-11/30/12.]

JAMA Pediatrics
Anhang Price R, Fagbuyi D, Harris R, et al. Feasibility of web-based self-triage by parents of children with influenza-like illness: a cautionary tale. JAMA Pediatr 2013 Feb; 167(2):112-18. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Allocation of Scarce Resources During Mass Casualty Events, 2012. Also refer to AHRQ-funded article by Briesacher et al. (JAMA, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and AHRQ-funded article by Selph et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Putting Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Managed Care
Stanford RH, Shah MB, D'Souza AO, et al. Predicting asthma outcomes in commercially insured and Medicaid populations. Am J Manag Care 2013 Jan; 19(1):60-7. [Uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992); cites AHRQ-funded article by Finkelstein et al. (Arch Pediat Adol Med, 2002).] Select to access the abstract.

Lin CJ, Zimmerman RK, Smith KJ. Cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal and influenza vaccination standing order programs. Am J Manag Care 2013 Jan; 19(1):e30-e37. [Uses 2006 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data and HCUP cost-to-charge ratio files, citing Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), 2007, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Elliott MN, Haviland AM, Cleary PD, et al. Care experiences of managed care Medicare enrollees near the end of life. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Feb 4. [Epub ahead of print. Uses survey data from AHRQ's Medicare Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (MCAHPS) and methodologies used in previous CAHPS studies, citing articles by Klein et al. (Gerontologist, 2011), Elliott et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005), Martino et al. (Health Care Financ Rev, 2009), O'Malley et al. (Health Serv Res, 2005), and Zaslavsky et al. (Health Care Financ Rev, 2001); describes CAHPS as "the national standard for collection information for reporting and evaluating individuals' experience of care," citing articles by Collier, Collier, and Kelly (J Med Pract Manage, 2006), Darby, Hays, and Kletke (Health Serv Res, 2005), Giordano et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2010), Goldstein et al. (Health Care Financ Rev, 2001, and Health Serv Res, 2005), Hargraves, Hays, and Cleary (Health Serv Res, 2003), and Hays et al. (Med Care, 1999). Also refer to article by Bhave et al. (Am Heart J, 2012) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of February 2013
Internet Citation: Incidence, Predictors, and Outcomes Associated with Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation after Major Noncardiac Surgery: Articles of Interest, February 8, 2013. February 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20130208.html