Educational Videos to Reduce Racial Disparities in ICD Therapy Via Innovative Designs (VIVID): a Randomized Clinical Trial

Articles of Interest, August 2, 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
Thomas KL, Zimmer LO, Dai D, et al. Educational videos to reduce racial disparities in ICD therapy via innovative designs (VIVID): a randomized clinical trial. Am Heart J 2013 Jul; 166(1):157-63. [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS16964.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Gastroenterology
Weiss JM, Smith MA, Pickhardt PJ, et al. Predictors of colorectal cancer screening variation among primary-care providers and clinics. Am J Gastroenterol 2013 Jul; 108(7):1159-67. [Supported by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant 1 U18 HS17919-0.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Managed Care
Henke RM, Maeda JL, Marder WD, Friedman BS, Wong HS. Medicare and commercial inpatient resource use: impact of hospital competition. Am J Manag Care 2013 Jun 1; 19(6):e238-48. [Fourth and fifth authors are former and current researchers, respectively, in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; supported by contract HHSA 290-2006-00009G; uses 2008 HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) data, citing AHRQ fact sheet, Databases and Related Tools from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, 2010; also uses HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files and methodologies described in AHRQ publication, Overview of Disease Severity Measures, 2006; cites HCUP method series report, Calculate Cost Adjustment Factors by APR DRG and CCS using Selected States with Detailed Charges, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Occupational Therapy
Lin SH. Special issue on the Accelerating Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research (ACTOR) Conference. Am J Occup Ther 2013 Mar-Apr; 67(2):135-7. [Supported by grant 1 R13 HS20560-01A1 (conference grant for the ACTOR Conference).]

Applied Clinical Informatics
Kern LM, Barrón Y, Dhopeshwarkar RV, et al. Health information exchange and ambulatory quality of care. Appl Clin Inform 2012 May 30; 3(2):197-209. [Supported by grant 1 UC1 HS01636.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Health Services Research
Salanitro AH, Kripalani S, Resnic J, Mueller SK, Wetterneck TB, Haynes KT, Stein J, Kaboli PJ, Labonville S, Etchells E, Cobaugh DJ, Hanson D, Greenwald JL, Williams MV, Schnipper JL. Rationale and design of the Multicenter Medicatio Reconciliation Quality Improvement Study (MARQUIS). BMC Health Serv Res 2013 Jun 25;13:230. [Supported by grant R18 HS19598-01 (last author is principal investigator).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Therapeutics
Campbell JD, Zerzan J, Garrison LP Jr, Libby AM. Comparative-effectiveness research to aid population decision making by relating clinical outcomes and quality-adjusted life years. Clin Ther 2013 Apr; 35(4):364-70. [Supported by grant K12 HS19464 (to first, second, and fourth authors); cites What is Comparative Effectiveness Research? as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

CMAJ
Bird ST, Etminan M, Brophy JM, Hartzema AG, Delaney JA. Risk of acute kidney injury associated with the use of fluoroquinolones. CMAJ 2013 Jul 9; 185(10):E475-82. [Supported by grant R21 HS19516-01 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Care Management Review
Hernandez SE, Conrad DA, Marcus-Smith MS, et al. Patient-centered innovation in health care organizations: a conceptual framework and case study application. Health Care Manage Rev 2013 Apr-Jun; 38(2):166-75. [Supported by grant T32 HS13853.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Graves JM, Fulton-Kehoe D, Jarvik JG, et al. Health care utilization and costs associated with adherence to clinical practice guidelines for early magnetic resonance imaging among workers with acute occupational low back pain.

Health Serv Res 2013 Aug 1. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant R01 HS19222-01 (third author is principal investigator).] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Pakyz AL, Edmond MB. Influence of state laws mandating reporting of healthcare-associated infections: the case of central line-associated bloodstream infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013 Aug; 34(8):780-4. [Supported by grant K08 HS18578; cites AHRQ press release AHRQ Patient Safety Projects Reduces Bloodstream Infections by 40 Percent, 2012, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Linkin DR, Fishman NO, Shea JA, et al. Public reporting of hospital-acquired infections is not associated with improved processes or outcomes. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013 Aug; 34(8):844-6. [Supported by CERTs grant U18 HS16946 (to Brian Storm).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Toledo P, Sun J, Peralta F, et al. A qualitative analysis of parturients' perspectives on neuraxial labor analgesia. Int J Obstet Anesth 2013 Apr; 22(2):119-23. [Supported by grant F32 HS20122 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Rinke ML, Bundy DG, Milstone AM, et al. Bringing central line-associated bloodstream infection prevention home: CLABSI definitions and prevention policies in home health care agencies. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2013 Aug; 39(8):361-70. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS21282-01 (to first author). Select to access the abstract.

Mueller SK, Kripalani S, Stein J, et al. A toolkit to disseminate best practices in inpatient medication reconciliation: multi-center medication reconciliation quality improvement study (MARQUIS). Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2013 Aug; 39(8): 371-82. [Supported by grant R18 HS19598-01; cites AHRQ publication, Is Our Pharmacy Meeting Patients' Needs Pharmacy Health Literacy Assessment Tool User's Guide, 2007, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Advanced Nursing
Sandelowski M, Leeman J, Knafl K, et al. Text-in-context: a method for extracting findings in mixed-methods mixed research synthesis studies. J Adv Nurs 2013 Jun; 69(6):1428-37. [Supported by UNC Mentored Career Development Program in Comparative Effectiveness grant K12 HS19468 (to second author).]  Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Periodontology
Boland MR, Hripcsak G, Albers DJ, et al. Discovering medical conditions associated with periodontitis using linked electronic health records. J Clin Periodontol 2013 May; 40(5):474-82. [Supported by grant R01 HS19853; cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Rantz MJ, Skubic M, Abbott C, et al. In-home fall risk assessment and detection sensor system. J Gerontol Nurs 2013 Jul; 39(7):18-22. [Supported by grant R01 HS18477.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Gidengil CA, Kruskal BA, Lee GM. Initial antibiotic choice in the treatment of group A streptococcal pharyngitis and return visit rates. J Pediatr Infect Dis Soc 2013 Aug 2; [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grants T32 HS00063-13 (to first author) and 5 K08 HS13808-04 (to third author).]

Medical Care Research and Review
Spetz J, Harless DW, Herrera CN, et al. Using minimum nurse staffing regulations to measure the relationship between nursing and hospital quality of care. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Aug; 70(4):380-99. [Supported by grant 2 R01 HS10153; uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) Software  Version 3.2a and methodologies in AHRQ-authored article by Elixhauser, Pancholi, and Clancy (Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

NeuroImage
Daugherty A, Raz N. Age-related differences in iron content of subcortical nuclei observed in vivo: a meta-analysis. Neuroimage. 2013 Apr 15; 70:113-21. [Supported by grant T32 HS03819 (to Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology).] Select to access the abstract.

PLOS ONE
Holmer HK, Ogden LA, Burda BU, Norris SL. Quality of clinical practice guidelines for glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus. PLoS One 2013 Apr 5; 8(4):e58625. [Supported by grant HS18500-01 (fourth author is principle investigator); uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) as a data source.] Select to access the abstract.

Preventing Chronic Disease
Hattori A, An R, Sturm R. Neighborhood food outlets, diet, and obesity among California adults, 2007 and 2009. Prev Chronic Dis 2013 Mar; 10:E35. [Supported by grant T32 HS00046.] Select to access the abstract.

Wang JJ, Sebek KM, McCullough CM, et al. Sustained improvement in clinical preventive service delivery among independent primary care practices after implementing electronic health record systems. Prev Chronic Dis 2013 Aug 1; 10:E130. [Supported by grant R18 HS17059 and R18 HS17294.] Select to access the abstract.

Primary Health Care
Bergeson SC, Gray J, Ehrmantraut LA, Laibson T, Hays RD. Comparing Web-based with mail survey administration of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Clinician and Group Survey. Prim Health Care 2013 Apr 15; 3. [Supported by grant U18 HS09204 (to last author); uses AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems Clinician and Group Survey.] Select to access the abstract.

Transplantation
Goldberg D, French B, Trotter J, Shetty K, Schiano T, Reddy KR, Halpern SD. Underreporting of liver transplant waitlist removals due to death or clinical deterioration: results at four major centers. Transplantation 2013 Jul 27; 96(2):211-16. [Supported by grant K08 HS18406 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Trials
Campbell NL, Dexter P, Perkins AJ, et al. Medication adherence and tolerability of Alzheimer's disease medications: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 2013 May 4; 14:125. [Supported by grant R01 HS19818-01.] Select to access the abstract.

LeBlanc A, Bodde AE, Branda ME, et al. Translating comparative effectiveness of depression medications into practice by comparing the depression medication choice decision aid to usual care: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 2013 May 7; 14:127. [Supported by grant R18 HS19214 (iADAPT-1).] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Aging Health
Jump RL. Clostridium difficile infection in older adults. Aging Health 2013 Aug; 9(4):403-14. [Cites findings from AHRQ Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) statistical briefs, Clostridium Difficile Infections (CDI) in Hospital Stays, 2009-, 2006, and Readmissions Following Hospitalizations with Clostridium Difficile Infections, 2009, 2012.]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Glasgow RE, Riley WT. Pragmatic measures: what they are and why we need them. Am J Prev Med 2013 Aug; 45(2):237-43. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Tunis, Stryer, and Clancy (second and third authors are former AHRQ center director and former AHRQ director, respectively).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Chi DL, Tucker-Seeley R. Gender-stratified models to examine the relationship between financial hardship and self-reported oral health for older U.S. men and women. Am J Public Health 2013 Aug; 103(8):1507-15. [Cites AHRQ-authored articles by Manski, Moeller (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), et al. (J Public Health Dent, 2012 and 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mansouri A, Ahmadvand A, Hadjibabaie M, et al. Types and severity of medication errors in Iran; a review of the current literature. Daru J Pharm Sci 2013 Jun 20; 21(1):49. [Mentions that AHRQ "has reported that 20% of medical errors which lead to death or injury are from MEs".]  Select to access the abstract.

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Singer SJ, Rivard PE, Hayes JE, et al. Improving patient care through leadership engagement with frontline staff: a Department of Veterans Affairs case study. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2013 Aug; 39(8):349-60. [Mentions AHRQ's PSIs.]

Life Extension
Le K. Nutritional dangers of acid reflux medications. Life Ext 2013 Jun 1; 19(6):1-4. [Cites Treating Acid Reflux Disease with Diet and Lifestyle Changes, posted on the Know Your Treatment Options landing page of the WebMD Web site as part of an educational collaboration between AHRQ and WebMD.]

Medical Care Research and Review
Martsolf GR, Scanlon DP, Christianson JB. Multistakeholder perspectives on composite measures of ambulatory care quality: a qualitative descriptive study. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Aug; 70(4):434-48. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001, and AHRQ publication, Selecting Quality and Resource Use Measures: A Decision Guide for Community Quality Collaboratives, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Military Medicine
Luo L, Rowbottom J, Craker J, VINSIA: visual navigator for surgical information access. Mil Med 2013 Jul; 178(7):746-52. [Cites AHRQ publication, Clinical Decision Support Systems: State of the Art, 2009, as published on AHRQ's Health IT Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Military Medicine
Chaffin JG, Moss D, Martin G, et al. Children's utilization of the U.S. military dental insurance. Mil Med 2013 Jul; 178(7):816-18. [Summarizes 2007 MEPS data on factors affecting dental care access and utilization.] Select to access the abstract.

Physician Executive
Fontenot SF. PCORI, comparative effectiveness and the ACA: improving patient outcomes or cookbook medicine? Physician Exec 2013 Jul-Aug; 39(4):98-102. [Gives definition of comparative effectiveness research from AHRQ publication, What Is Comparative Effectiveness Research, 2013 (as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site), describes AHRQ's role in health care improvement (citing Frequently Asked Questions, 2013, and At a Glance, 2013 (both published on the AHRQ Web site), and refers to the AHRQ Web site for examples of AHRQ-funded research directly impacting health care delivery; notes that the AHRQ director serves as a member of the PCORI Board of Governors; quotes excerpts from AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)-Related Articles

Aging Health
Miller AB. Mammography for older women? Aging Health 2013 Aug; 9(4):351-3. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009).]

Wilson S, Martinez R. Screening for prostate cancer in the elderly. Aging Health 2013 Aug; 9(4):359-60. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer screening, citing the USPSTF Web site.]

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Casagrande SS, Cowie CC, Fradkin JE. Utility of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force criteria for diabetes screening. Am J Prev Med 2013 Aug; 45(2):167-74. [Describes the role of the USPSTF, citing About the USPSTF, 2010, and cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2003 and 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Perkins RB, Anderson BL, Gorin SS, et al. Challenges in cervical cancer prevention: a survey of U.S. obstetrician-gynecologists. Am J Prev Med 2013 Aug; 45(2):175-81. [Mentions 2012 cervical cancer screening recommendations issued by the USPSTF and other organizations.] Select to access the abstract.

Squiers LB, Bann CM, Dolina SE, et al. Prostate-specific antigen testing: men's responses to 2012 recommendation against screening. Am J Prev Med 2013 Aug; 45(2):182-9. [Assesses knowledge of and attitudes toward updated USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer screening, citing USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2011, and associated evidence review (Ann Intern Med, 2011); cites earlier USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2008, and USPSTF-sponsored article by Sheridan et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2004) on USPSTF methodologies.] Select to access the abstract.

Aroda VR, Fonseca VA. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force criteria for diabetes screening: time to revisit the evidence? Am J Prev Med 2013 Aug; 45(2):246-7. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

Harris R, Sheridan S. The times they (may) be a-changin': too much screening is a health problem. Am J Prev Med 2013 Aug; 45(2):248-9. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and cervical cancer, citing Recommendations on the USPSTF Web site.]

American Journal of Public Health
Bernstein SL, Yu S, Post LA, et al. Undertreatment of tobacco use relative to other chronic conditions. Am J Public Health 2013 Aug; 103(8):e59-65. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Counseling and Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use and Tobacco-Caused Disease in Adults and Pregnant Women, 2009, as published on the USPSTF Web site; also cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

International Brazilian Journal of Urology
Sadi MV. Editor's Comment. Int Braz J Urol 2013 Jul-Aug; 39(4):447-53. [Briefly reviews USPSTF updated recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012).]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Reuland DS, Pignone M. Improving the quality of decision-making processes for prostate cancer screening: progress and challenges. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Jul 29. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

Journal of Pakistan Medical Association
Hashmi AM, Butt Z, Umair M. Is depression an inflammatory condition? A review of available evidence. J Pak Med Assoc 2013 Jul 31; 63(7):899-906. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening and treatment for major depressive disorder in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Lancet
Remuzzi G, Benigni A, Finkelstein FO, et al. Kidney failure: aims for the next 10 years and barriers to success. Lancet 2013 Jul 27; 382(9889):353-62. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review on screening for, monitoring, and treatment of chronic kidney disease stages 1 to 3 (Ann Intern Med, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Rathert C, Wyrwich MD, Boren SA. Patient-centered care and outcomes: a systematic review of the literature. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Aug; 70(4):351-79. [Mentions provision of USPSTF-recommended preventive services reported in article by Flach et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Urologic Oncology
Cohn JA, Wang CE, Lakeman JC, et al. Primary care physician PSA screening practices before and after the final U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation. Urol Oncol 2013 Aug 1. [Epub ahead of print. Assesses trends in PSA screening frequency by primary care physicians before and after release of updated USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012); briefly discusses earlier recommendations (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Teychenne M, York R. Physical activity, sedentary behavior, and postnatal depressive symptoms: a review. Am J Prev Med 2013 Aug; 45(2):217-27. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Screening Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes, 2005, and associated systematic review on the prevalence and incidence of perinatal depression (Obstet Gynecol, 2005).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Geltman PL, Adams JH, Cochran J, et al. The impact of functional health literacy and acculturation on the oral health status of Somali refugees living in Massachusetts. Am J Public Health 2013 Aug; 103(8):1516-23. [Cites AHRQ-funded systematic review by Dewalt et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004) on literacy and health outcomes.] Select to access the abstract.

Professional Case Management
Moreo K, Greene L, Sapir T, et al. Applications of comparative effectiveness research to case management. Prof Case Manag 2013 Jul-Aug; 18(4):168-79; quiz 180-1. [Reviews selected AHRQ comparative effectiveness reviews (CER) related to case management, citing Drug Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Adults: an Update, 2012, Outpatient Case Management for Adults with Medical Illness and Complex Care Needs, 2013, and Comparative Effectiveness, Safety, and Indications of Insulin Analogues in Premixed Formulations for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes, 2008; cites AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site and AHRQ publications, Effective Health Care Program: How are Comparative Effectiveness Reviews Conducted?, 2013, and Effective Health Care Program: CME/CE Activities, 2013; cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), 2011, and quotes excerpts from article by former AHRQ director Carolyn Clancy (J Nurs Care Qual, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)/National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)-Related Articles

Gerontologist
Kim G, Parton JM, DeCoster J, Bryant AN, Ford KL, Parmelee PA. Regional variation of racial disparities in mental health service use among older adults. Gerontologist 2013 Aug; 53(4):618-26. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality Management in Health Care
Young GJ. Redefining payer-provider relationships in an era of pay for performance: a social capital perspective. Qual Manag Health Care 2013 Jul-Sep; 22(3):187-98. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2009; also cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Bhalla R, Schechter CB, Strelnick AH, et al. Pay for performance improves quality across demographic groups. Qual Manag Health Care 2013 Jul-Sep; 22(3):199-209. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2011. Also refer to article by Moreo et al. (Prof Case Manag, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Research By Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Infection Control
Parriott AM, Arah OA. Diabetes and early postpartum methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in US hospitals. Am J Infect Control 2013 Jul; 41(7):576-80. [Uses 2005-2008 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, 2010, and uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites HCUP statistical briefs, Infections with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in US Hospitals, 1993-2005, 2007, and Hospitalizations Related to Childbirth, 2006, 2009.]  Select to access the abstract.

American Surgeon
Colavita PD, Walters AL, Tsirline VB, et al. The regionalization of ventral hernia repair: occurrence and outcomes over a decade. Am Surg 2013 Jul; 79(7):693-701. [Uses 1998-1999 and 2008-2009 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Chest
Kumar G, Majumdar T, Jacobs ER, et al., for the Milwaukee Initiative in Critical Care Outcomes Research (MICCOR) Group of Investigators. Outcomes of morbidly obese patients receiving invasive mechanical ventilation: a nationwide analysis. Chest 2013 Jul; 144(1):48-54. [Uses 2004-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, 2010; also uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Child Abuse & Neglect
Niederkrotenthaler T, Xu L, Parks SE, et al. Descriptive factors of abusive head trauma in young children—United States, 2000-2009. Child Abuse Negl 2013 Jul; 37(7):446-55. [Uses 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing Calculating Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) Variances, 2005, Introduction to the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), and HCUP Sample Design: National Databases.] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics
Shah T, Zabaneh D, Gaunt T, et al. Gene-centric analysis identifies variants associated with interleukin-6 levels and shared pathways with other inflammation markers. Circ Cardiovasc Genet 2013 Apr; 6(2):163-70. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
Stobaugh DJ, Deepak P, Ehrenpreis ED. Hospitalizations for vaccine preventable pneumonias in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a 6-year analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Clin Exp Gastroenterol 2013 May 6; 6:43-9. [Uses 2004-2009 HCUP NIS data, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Digestive Diseases and Science
Ananthakrishnan AN, McGinley EL. Treatment of intra-abdominal abscesses in Crohn's disease: a nationwide analysis of patterns and outcomes of care. Dig Dis Sci 2013 Jul; 58(7):2013-18. [Uses 2007 HCUP NIS data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Steiner, Elixhauser, and Schnaier (researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Eff Clin Pract, 2002); also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Fabian MP, Adamkiewicz G, Stout NK, et al. A simulation model of building intervention impacts on indoor environmental quality, pediatric asthma, and costs. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2013 Jul 30. [Epub ahead of print. Uses Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data, citing article by Barnett and Nurmagambetov (J Allergy Clin Immunol, 2011) and 2006 HCUP data, citing Hospital Stays Related to Asthma in Children, 2006, 2008; cites data from HCUP fact book, Hospitalization in the United States, 2002, 2005, and MEPS statistical brief, Health Expenditures Among Children with Reported Treatment for Asthma, United States, 1997-1998 and 2007-2008, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery American
Jain A, Kebaish KM, Sponseller PD. Factors associated with use of bone morphogenetic protein during pediatric spinal fusion surgery: an analysis of 4817 patients. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2013 Jul 17; 95(14):1265-70. [Uses 2003-2009 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
Bielefeldt K. Regional differences in hospitalizations and cholecystectomies for biliary dyskinesia. J Neurogastroenterol Motil 2013 Jul; 19(3):381-9. [Uses 2007-2010 HCUP SID data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neurotrauma
Kernic MA, Rivara FP, Zatzick DF, et al, for the PEGASUS Pediatric Guideline Adherence and Outcomes Project. Triage of children with moderate and severe traumatic brain injury to trauma centers. J Neurotrauma 2013 Jul 1; 30(13):1129-36. [Uses 2003, 2006, and 2009 HCUP KID data, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2006, KID Description of Data Elements, 2008, and Calculating Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) Variances, 2005, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Urology
Boorjian SA, Kim SP, Tollefson MK, et al. Comparative performance of comorbidity indices for estimating perioperative and 5-year all cause mortality following radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. J Urol 2013 Jul; 190(1):55-60. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Hartmann CW, Meterko M, Zhao S, et al. Validation of a novel safety climate instrument in VHA nursing homes. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Aug; 70(4):400-17. [Uses AHRQ's Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture (NHSOPS).] Select to access the abstract.

Abraham JM, Karaca-Mandic P, et al. Sizing up the individual market for health insurance: a comparison of survey and administrative data sources. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Aug; 70(4):418-33. [Uses 2009 MEPS data, citing MEPS statistical brief Length of Coverage in the Individual Health Insurance Market for the Non-Elderly U.S. Population, 2006, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Griffin MR, Zhu Y, Moore MR, et al. U.S. hospitalizations for pneumonia after a decade of pneumococcal vaccination. N Engl J Med 2013 Jul 11; 369(2):155-63. [Uses 1997-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Facts and Figures: Statistics on Hospital-based Care in the United States, 2009, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
Kramer MS, Abenhaim H, Dahhou M, et al. Incidence, risk factors, and consequences of amniotic fluid embolism. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2013 Sep; 27(5):436-41. [Uses 1000-2008 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Veesenmeyer AF, Edmonson MB. Trends in US hospital stays for Streptococcus pneumoniae-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2013 Jul; 32(7):731-5. [Uses 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009 HCUP KID data, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), 2006, and Calculating Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) Variances, 2005, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.]  Select to access the abstract.

PLOS ONE
Sulyman N, Kim MK, Rampa S, et al. Self inflicted injuries among children in United Statesestimates from a nationwide emergency department sample. PLoS One 2013 Jul 18; 8(7):e69874. [Uses 2008 HCUP Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) data, citing Nationwide ED Sample Database Documentation—Year 2007 Documentation, as accessed on the HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Southern Economic Journal
Markowitz S, Xu J, DeSimone J. Child access prevention laws and nonfatal gun injuries. South Econ J 2013 Jul; 80(1):5-25. [Uses 1988-2003 HCUP NIS data.]

Spine
Fineberg SJ, Ahmadinia K, Patel AA, et al. Incidence and mortality of cardiac events in lumbar spine surgery. Spine 2013 Jul 15; 38(16):1422-9. [Uses 2002-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2002-2009, as accessed from AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Fineberg SJ, Ahmadinia K, Oglesby M, et al. Hospital outcomes and complications of anterior and posterior cervical fusion with bone morphogenetic protein. Spine 2013 Jul 1; 38(15):1304-9. [Uses 2002-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2002-2009, as accessed from AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

World Neurosurgery
Patel S, Nuño M, Mukherjee D, et al. Trends in surgical use and associated patient outcomes in the treatment of acoustic neuroma. World Neurosurg 2013 Jul-Aug; 80(1-2):142-7. [Uses 2000-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing HCUPnet Interactive Tool for Statistics on Hospitals, as accessed from AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site. Also refer to articles by Henke et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2013), Spetz et al. (Med Care Res Rev, 2013) and Bergeson et al. (Prim Health Care, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of August 2013
Internet Citation: Educational Videos to Reduce Racial Disparities in ICD Therapy Via Innovative Designs (VIVID): a Randomized Clinical Trial: Articles of Interest, August 2, 2013. August 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20130802.html