Suspected Extracolonic Neoplasms Detected on CT Colonography: Literature Review and Possible Outcomes

Articles of Interest, August 23, 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

Academic Radiology
Wernli KJ, Rutter CM, Dachman AH, et al. Suspected extracolonic neoplasms detected on CT colonography: literature review and possible outcomes. Acad Radiol 2013 Jun; 20(6):667-74. [Supported by grant K12 HS19482 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Salemi JL, Comins MM, Chandler K, et al. A practical approach for calculating reliable cost estimates from observational data: application to cost analyses in maternal and child health. Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2013 Aug; 11(4):343-57. [Supported by grant R01 HS19997; uses methodologies from AHRQ Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) methods series report, Tools for More Accurate Inpatient Cost Estimates with HCUP Databases, 2009, 2011, and AHRQ-authored article by Friedman, De La Mare, Andrews (former and current researchers in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) et al., (J Health Care Financ, 2002); cites the Data Innovations landing page on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, HCUP methods series report, Calculate Cost Adjustment Factors by APR-DRG and CCS Using Selected States with Detailed Charges, 2008, and HCUP statistical briefs, Complicating Conditions of Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2008, 2006, and Hospitalizations Related to Childbirth, 2008, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Family Practice
Whaley LE, Businger AC, Dempsey PP, Linder JA. Visit complexity, diagnostic uncertainty, and antibiotic prescribing for acute cough in primary care: a retrospective study. BMC Fam Pract 2013 Aug 19; 14(1):120. [Supported by grant R18 HS18419.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ
Palmsten K, Hernández-Díaz S, Huybrechts KF, et al. Use of antidepressants near delivery and risk of postpartum hemorrhage: cohort study of low income women in the United States. BMJ 2013 Aug 21; 347:f4877. [Supported by grant R01 HS18533 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Colorectal Cancer
Panchal JM, Lairson DR, Chan W, Du XL. Geographic variation and sociodemographic disparity in the use of oxaliplatin-containing chemotherapy in patients with stage III colon cancer. Clin Colorectal Cancer 2013 Jun; 12(2):113-21. [Supported by grant R01 HS18956.] Select to access the abstract.

Contraception
Darney BG, VanDerhei D, Weaver MR, et al. "We have to what?": lessons learned about engaging support staff in an interprofessional intervention to implement MVA for management of spontaneous abortion. Contraception 2013 Aug; 88(2):221-5. [Supported by postdoctoral award grant T32 HS17582 (to first author) and grant T32 HS13853.] Select to access the abstract.

eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes)
Nwachukwu BU, Bozic KJ. Electronic data capture through total joint replacement registries. eGEMs 2013 Aug 22; 1(2):1-5. [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS22789-01 through the Electronic Data Methods Forum.]

Randhawa G. Moving to a user-driven research paradigm. eGEMs 2013 Aug 22; 1(2):1-5. [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS22789-01 through the Electronic Data Methods Forum; author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence; acknowledges support from William Lawrence, Yen-Pin Chiang, and Jean Slutsky (researchers in and director of same AHRQ center).]

Journal of Arthroplasty
Vulcano E, Lee YY, Yamany T, Lyman S, Valle AG. Obese patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty have distinct preoperative characteristics: an institutional study of 4718 patients. J Arthroplasty 2013 Aug; 28(7):1125-9. [Supported by grant U18 HS16075.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Srichai MB, Barreto M, Lim RP, et al. Prospective-triggered sequential dual-source end-systolic coronary CT angiography for patients with atrial fibrillation: a feasibility study. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 2013 Mar-Apr; 7(2):102-9. [Supported by grant K12 HS19473.] Select to access the abstract.

NBER Working Paper Series
Karaca-Mandic P, Feldman R, Graven P. The role of agents and brokers in the market for health insurance. NBER Work Pap 2013 Aug; (19342). [Supported by grant 1 R03 HS18242-01.]

Pediatric Dentistry
Kranz AM, Pahel BT, Rozier RG. Oral literacy demand of preventive dental visits in a pediatric medical office: a pilot study. Pediatr Dent 2013 Mar-Apr; 35(2):E68-74. [Supported by National Research Service Award grant T32 HS00032 (to first and second authors) through the UNC Sheps Center for Health Services Research.] Select to access the abstract.

Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
Brezina PR, Shah AA, Myers ER, et al. How Obamacare will impact reproductive health. Semin Reprod Med 2013 May; 31(3):189-97. [Supported by grant T32 HS19490 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Social Work in Health Care
Lynch S, Franke T. Communicating with pediatricians: developing social work practice in primary care. Soc Work Health Care 2013; 52(4):397-416. [Supported by grant R36 HS17749-01. Also refer to article by Zimmerman  et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Managed Care
Barnes GD, Katz A, Desmond JS, et al. False activation of the cardiac catheterization laboratory for primary PCI. Am J Manag Care 2013 Aug; 19(3):671-5. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Landrigan et al. (N Engl J Med, 2004).]

Apovian CM. The clinical and economic consequences of obesity. Am J Manag Care 2013 Aug; 19(11 Suppl):S219-28. [Cites Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data from AHRQ's MEPS Web site and as reported in AHRQ-authored articles by Finkelstein, Trogden, Cohen (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends), et al. (Health Aff, 2009) and Cawley and Meyerhoefer (former AHRQ researcher) (J Health Econ, 2012) and in articles by Finkelstein et al. (J Occup Environ Med, 2010) and Cawley, Rizzo, and Haas (J Occup Environ Med, 2007).]

Hospitals & Health Networks
Stempniak M. Doctors lobby for adaptable quality measures. Hosp Health Netw 2013 Aug; 87(8):14. [Mentions AHRQ's Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS); quotes former AHRQ researchers Helen Burstin and Nancy Foster.]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Rhodes KV. Completing the play or dropping the ball? The case for comprehensive patient-centered discharge planning. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print. Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 2, 2005.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Hanlon JT, Schmader KE, Semla TP. Update of studies on drug-related problems in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Aug; 61(8):1365-8. [Notes that first author is supported by grants R01 HS18721 and K12 HS19461 for other work.]

Capezuti EA, Briccoli B, Boltz MP. Nurses Improving the Care of Healthsystem Elders: creating a sustainable business model to improve care of hospitalized older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Aug; 61(8):1387-93. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored Institute of Medicine (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

American Journal of Managed Care
Chan H. Impact of the Affordable Care Act (health care reform) provisions for preventive care coverage on pharmaceutical costs and utilization. Am J Manag Care 2013 Aug; 19(Spec Iss):19. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations on services for which coverage  is mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Moyer VA; U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Primary care interventions to prevent child maltreatment: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2013 Aug 20; 159(4):289-95. [Updates the child abuse and neglect portion of the 2004 USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for family and intimate partner violence (Ann Intern Med, 2004), based on USPSTF evidence synthesis Behavioral Interventions and Counseling to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect: Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations, 2013.] Select to access the abstract.

Malish RG, Czech RL, Cole DW. Screening for and treatment of suicide risk relevant to primary care. Ann Intern Med 2013 Aug 20; 159(4):307. [Comments on USPSTF-sponsored systematic review by O'Connor, et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) on screening for and treatment of suicide risk relevant to primary care and discusses previous USPSTF recommendations on screening for suicide risk (Ann Intern Med, 2004).]

O'Connor EA, Whitlock EP, Gaynes BN. Screening for and treatment of suicide risk relevant to primary care—in response. Ann Intern Med 2013 Aug 20; 159(4):307-8. [Responds to article by Malish, Czech, and Cole cited above in this section, citing U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Procedure Manual, 2008, and draft USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Suicide Risk in Adolescents, Adults, and Older Adults, 2013.]

BJU International
Kim SP, Karnes RJ, Nguyen PL, et al. A national survey of radiation oncologists and urologists on recommendations of prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer. BJU Int 2013 Aug 23. [Epub ahead of print. Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) on screening for prostate cancer and USPSTF updated recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012); also cites several articles commenting on these recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Hawk C, Evans MW Jr. A framework for chiropractic training in clinical preventive services. Chiropr Man Therap 2013 Aug 20; 21(1):28. [Uses USPSTF recommendations on preventive services covered under Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provisions as part of a proposed framework of "best practice" recommendations for chiropractic wellness care, citing Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2012, and About the USPSTF: Introduction, 2010, both published on the USPSTF Web site, and Implementing U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendations into Health Professions Education, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Mitka M. Task force: evidence is lacking that screening for glaucoma in the general public leads to improved outcomes. JAMA 2013 Aug 21; 310(7):680-1. [Discusses recent USPSTF recommendations on screening for glaucoma.]

JAMA Pediatrics
Wald A. Knowledge is power: a case for wider herpes simplex virus serologic testing. JAMA Pediatr 2013 Aug; 167(8): 689-90. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Genital Herpes, 2005, as published on the USPSTF Web site.]

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology
Edwards PC. Oral cancer screening for asymptomatic adults: do the United States Preventive Services Task Force draft guidelines miss the proverbial forest for the trees? Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2013 Aug; 116(2):131-4. [Discusses draft USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Oral Cancer, 2013, as published on the USPSTF Web site. Also refer to article by Zimmerman et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

Annals of Internal Medicine
Adam SS, McDuffie JR, Lachiewicz PF, et al. Comparative effectiveness of new oral anticoagulants and standard thrombophrophylaxis in patients having total hip or knee replacement: a systematic  review. Ann Intern Med 2013 Aug 20; 159(4):275-84. [Uses quality of evidence rating approach given in AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Zimmerman S, Anderson WL, Brode S, et al. Systematic review: effective characteristics of nursing homes and other residential long-term care settings for people with dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Aug; 61(8):1399-1409. [Supported by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contract 290-2007-10056-I and based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Comparison of Characteristics of Nursing Homes and Other Residential Long-Term Care Settings for People with Dementia, 2012, performed by the RTI International-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center under the same contract; uses methodologies from USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) and AHRQ methods research report, Comparative Review Methods: Clinical Heterogeneity, 2011 (performed by the same EPC under the same contract), AHRQ-funded article by Owens et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010), and draft publication, EPC Methods Guidance: Avoiding Bias in Selecting Studies, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Palliative Care
Park CH, Shin DW, Choi JY, et al. Determinants of family satisfaction with inpatient palliative care in Korea. J Palliat Care 2013 Summer; 29(2):91-8. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, End-of-life Care and Outcomes, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Journal of Managed Care
Asnis-Alibozek AG, Fine MJ, Russo P, et al. Cost of care for malignant and benign renal masses. Am J Manag Care 2013 Aug; 19(3):617-24. [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 Guide to the Patient Safety Indicators, 2007, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site, and notes the inclusion  of AHRQ PSIs, Volume 4.2, in study by Tan et al. (J Urol, 2012).]

Annals of Surgery
Bardakcioglu O, Khan A, Aldridge C, et al. Growth of laparoscopic colectomy in the United States: analysis of regional and socioeconomic factors over time. Ann Surg 2013 Aug; 258(2):270-4. [Uses 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2009 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Kilic A, Sheer A, Shah AS, et al. Outcomes of cholecystectomy in US heart transplant recipients. Ann Surg 2013 Aug; 258(2):312-17. [Uses 1998-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ-authored article by Steiner (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (N Engl J Med, 1994).] Select to access the abstract.

Mason RJ, Moroney JR. Berne TV. The cost of obesity for nonbariatric inpatient operative procedures in the United States: national cost estimates obese versus nonobese patients. Ann Surg 2013 Aug 23. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2005-2009 HCUP NIS data and the HCUP-NIS severity data file comorbidity index, and uses AHRQ's Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), Clinical Classifications Software for ICD-9-CM, and Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, all published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Paul S, Andrews W, Nasar A, et al. Prevalence and outcomes of anatomic lung resection for hemoptysis: an analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database. Ann Thorac Surg 2013 Aug; 96(2):391-8. [Uses 1998-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Vascular Surgery
Murphy EH, Stanley GA, Arko MZ, et al. Effect of ethnicity and insurance type on the outcome of open thoracic aortic aneurysm repair. Ann Vasc Surg 2013 Aug; 27(6):699-707. [Uses 2001-2005 HCUP NIS data and 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.

Critical Care Medicine
Urtecho J, Snapp M, Sperling M, et al. Hospital mortality in primary admissions of septic patients with status epilepticus in the United States. Crit Care Med 2013 Aug; 41(8):1853-62. [Uses 1988-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Colorectal Disease
Wilson MZ, Hollenbeak CS, Stewart DB. Impact of Clostridium difficile colitis following closure of a diverting loop ileostomy: results of a matched cohort study. Colorectal Dis 2013 Aug; 15(8):974-81. [Uses 2004-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Economics
Deb P, Trivedi PR, Zimmer DM. Cost-offsets of prescription drug expenditures: data analysis via a copula-based bivariate dynamic hurdle model. [Uses 1996-2006 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Hospital Practice
Chacko KR, Sigal SH. Update on management of patients with overt hepatic encephalopathy. Hosp Pract 1995 Aug; 41(3):48-59. [Uses 2004-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Surgery
Lee J, Mabardy A, Kermani R, et al. Laparoscopic vs open ventral hernia repair in the era of obesity. JAMA Surg 2013 Aug; 148(8):723-6. [Uses 2008-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing the HCUP index page on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Wei II, Lloyd JT, Shrank WH. The relationship between the low-income subsidy and cost-related nonadherence to drug therapies in Medicare Part D. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Aug; 61(8):1315-23. [Uses 2007 Medicare CAHPS data and analytical methods from AHRQ publication, Creation of New Race-Ethnicity Codes and Socioeconomic Status (SES) Indicators for Medicare Beneficiaries: Final Report, subtask 2, 2008, prepared by RTI International for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under an AHRQ interagency agreement.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume)
Odum SM, Troyer JL, Kelly MP, et al. A cost-utility analysis comparing the cost-effectiveness of simultaneous and staged bilateral total knee arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2013 Aug; 95(16):1441-9. [Uses 2004-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Cardiac Failure
Rodriguez F, Wang Y, Johnson CE, et al. National patterns of heart failure hospitalizations and mortality by sex and age. J Card Fail 2013 Aug; 19(8):542-9. [Uses 2007-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Dental Research
Chi DL, Masterson EE. A serial cross-sectional study of pediatric inpatient hospitalizations for non-traumatic dental conditions. J Dent Res 2013 Aug; 92(8):682-8. [Uses 2000-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Endourology
Mirheydar HS, Palazzi KL, Derweesh IH, et al. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy use is increasing in the United States: an analysis of trends and complications. J Endourol 2013 Aug; 27(8):979-83. [Uses 1998-2009 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Medical Association
Munene G, Parker RD, Shaheen AA, et al. Disparities in the surgical treatment of colorectal liver metastases. J Natl Med Assoc 2013; 105(2):128-37. [Uses 1993-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing HCUP method series report 2004 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Comparison Report, 2007, and uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neuroimmunology
Maiser S, Adil MM, Roohani P, et al. Patients with transverse myelitis who developed venous thromboembolism while hospitalized have increased rate for inpatient mortality. J Neuroimmunol 2013 Aug; 261(1-2):120-2. [Uses 2006-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Wyatt KD, Stuart LM, Brito JP, et al. Out of context: clinical practice guidelines and patients with multiple chronic conditions: a systematic review. Med Care 2013 Aug 21. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's National Guideline ClearinghouseTM (NGC) as a data source.] Select to access the abstract.

World Neurosurgery
Rahman M, Neal D, Fargen KM, et al. Establishing standard performance measures for adult stroke patients: a Nationwide Inpatient Sample database study. World Neurosurg 2013 Aug 28. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2002-2010 HCUP NIS data, AHRQ's PSIs, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation, Volume 1: Research Findings, 2005. Also refer to article by Salemi et al. (Appl Health Econ Health Policy, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of August 2013
Internet Citation: Suspected Extracolonic Neoplasms Detected on CT Colonography: Literature Review and Possible Outcomes: Articles of Interest, August 23, 2013. August 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20130823.html