Collaborative Practice Improvement for Childhood Obesity in Rural Clinics: The Healthy Eating Active Living Telehealth Community of Practice (HEALTH COP)

Articles of Interest, November 1, 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 PFractice 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 Medical Quality
Shaikh U, Nettiksimmons J, Joseph JG, et al. Collaborative practice improvement for childhood obesity in rural clinics: The Healthy Eating Active Living Telehealth Community of Practice (HEALTH COP). Am J Med Qual 2013 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant K08 HS18567.]  Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis & Rheumatism
Cooper WO, Cheetham TC, Stein CM, et al. Adverse fetal outcomes associated with immunosuppressive medications for chronic immune mediated diseases in pregnancy. Arthritis Rheum 2013 Oct 31; [Epub ahead of print. Supported by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grants HS17919 and HS10384.]

Cancer
Zeidan AM, Gore SD, McNally DL, Baer MR, Hendrick F, Mahmoud D, Davidoff AJ. Lenalidomide performance in the real world: patterns of use and effectiveness in a Medicare population with myelodysplastic syndromes. Cancer 2013 Nov 1; 119(21):3870-8. [Last author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends.] Select to access the abstract.

Fields Methods
Cohen SB, Rohde F, Yu W. Building wave response rates in a longitudinal survey: essential for nonsampling error reduction or last in-first out? Field Methods 2013 Nov; 25(4):361-87. [First and third authors are director of and researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2004-2005 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing MEPS HC-098: MEPS Panel 9 Longitudinal Data File, 2004, and MEPS HC-106: MEPS Panel 10 Longitudinal Data File, 2005, as accessed on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.]

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Quigley DD, Elliott MN, Farley DO, et al. Specialties differ in which aspects of doctor communication predict overall physician ratings. J Gen Intern Med 2013 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grant U18 HS16980; uses AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Clinician and Group survey (CG-CAHPS).] Select to access the abstract.

Percac-Lima S, Ashburner JM, Bond B, Oo SA, Atlas SJ. Decreasing disparities in breast cancer screening in refugee women using culturally tailored patient navigation. J Gen Intern Med 2013 Nov; 28(11):1463-8. [Supported by grant R18 HS18161 (to first and last authors); cites U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)-sponsored evidence update by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2009) on screening for breast cancer.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy
Villa L, Warholak TL, Hines LE, et al. Health care decision makers' use of comparative effectiveness research: report from a series of focus groups. J Manag Care Pharm 2013 Nov-Dec;19(9):745-54. [Supported by grant R18 HS199220; cites AHRQ publication, Methods Reference Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, Version 1.0, 2007, as published on AHRQ's Effective Healthcare Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Clement RC, Carr BG, Kallan MJ, et al. Who needs an orthopedic trauma surgeon? An analysis of US national injury patterns. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2013 Oct; 75(4):687-92. [Supported by grant 5 K08 HS17960-04 (to second author); attributed to NIH.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Zhang S, Cardarelli K, Shim R, et al. Racial disparities in economic and clinical outcomes of pregnancy among Medicaid recipients. Matern Child Health J 2013 Oct; 17(8):1518-25. [Supported by grant 1 R24 HS19470.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Pace LE, Dusetzina SB, Fendrick AM, Keating NL, Dalton VK. The impact of out-of-pocket costs on the use of intrauterine contraception among women with employer-sponsored insurance. Med Care 2013 Nov; 51(11):959-63. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS15491 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Abdus S, Selden TM. Preventive services for adults: how have differences across subgroups changed over the past decade? Med Care 2013 Nov; 51(11):999-1007. [Authors are researchers in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 1996-2008 MEPS data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen et al. (Inquiry, 1996-1997) and MEPS methodology report, Sample Design of the 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1997; also uses age and sex groups recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for selected preventive services, citing Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 1996, Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Periodic Updates, 2002, Guide to Clinical Preventive Services 2007: Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2007, and Guide to Clinical Preventive Services 2009: Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2009; cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Hsia RY, Asch SM, Weiss RE, Zingmond D, Gabayan G, Liang LJ, Han W, McCreath H, Sun BC. Is emergency department crowding associated with increased "bounceback" admissions? Med Care 2013 Nov; 51(11):1008-14. [Supported by grant R03 HS18098 (to last author); uses AHRQ's Clinical Classification Software (CCS), citing Clinical Classification Software for ICD-9-CM, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Rinke ML, Bundy DG, Chen AR, et al. Central line maintenance bundles and CLABSIs in ambulatory oncology patients. Pediatrics 2013 Nov; 132(5):e1403-12. [Supported by grant K08 HS21282 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Quality Management in Health Care
Waddimba AC, Burgess JF Jr, Young GJ, et al. Motivators and hygiene factors among physicians responding to explicit incentives to improve the value of care. Qual Manag Health Care 2013 Oct-Dec; 22(4):276-92. [Supported by grant 1 R36 HS16832-01A1 (first author is principal investigator).] Select to access the abstract.

Harting B, Johnson T, Abrams R, et al. An exploratory analysis of the correlation of pain scores, patient satisfaction with relief from pain, and a new measure of pain control on the total dose of opioids in pain care. Qual Manag Health Care 2013 Oct-Dec; 22(4):322-6. [Supported by grant U19 HS21093.] Select to access the abstract.

Social Work in Public Health
Basu J, Friedman B. Adverse events for hospitalized Medicare patients: is there a difference between HMO and FFS enrollees? Soc Work Public Health 2013; 28(7):639-51. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships and second author was (at time of article acceptance) a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; uses 2002 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID) data for Florida,  AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al, Med Care, 1998); cites AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR), 2004; acknowledges assistance from AHRQ researchers William Baine and Joanna Jiang. Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Coley HL, Sadasivam RS, Williams JH, et al. Crowdsourced peer- versus expert-written smoking-cessation messages. Am J Prev Med 2013 Nov; 45(5):543-50. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Internal Medicine
Huesch MD. Privacy threats when seeking online health information. JAMA Intern Med 2013 Oct 28; 173(19):1838-9. [Notes that author receives support for related work from grant R21 HS21868-01.]

JAMA Surgery
Van Arendonk KJ, Schneider EB, Haider AH, Colombani PM, Stewart FD, Haut ER. Venous thromboembolism after trauma: when do children become adults? JAMA Surg 2013 Dec 1; 48(12):1123-30. [Notes that last author is the principal investigator for grant 1 K08 HS17952-01 (Does Screening Variability Make DVT an Unreliable Quality Measure of Trauma Care?); cites AHRQ publication, Preventing Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism: A Guide for Effective Quality Improvement, 2008, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Whitley EM. Capsule commentary on Percac-Lima et al., Decreasing disparities in breast cancer screening in refugee women using culturally-tailored patient navigation. J Gen Intern Med 2013 Nov; 38(11):1495. [Comments on article by Percac-Lima et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.]

Journal of the Medical Library Association
Cooper ID, Crum JA. New activities and changing roles of health sciences librarians: a systematic review, 1990-2012. J Med Libr Assoc 2013 Oct; 101(4):268-77. [Gives definition of systematic review from Glossary of Terms, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Nursing Administration
Zrelak PA, Utter GH, Sadeghi B, et al. Using the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality patient safety indicators for targeting  nursing quality improvement. J Nurs Adm 2013 Oct; 43(10 Suppl):S51-S60. [Republishes AHRQ-funded article (J Nurs Care Qual, 2012) which uses AHRQ's PSIs.]

Journal  of the Pakistan Medical Association
Bashir S (not in PubMed record), Al-Hussain F, Yoo WK. Neural plasticity and hemispatial neglect in stroke. J Pak Med Assoc 2013 Oct; 63(10):1299-301. [Cites AHRQ guideline Post-Stroke Rehabilitation, 1995.] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Kachalia A. Improving patient safety through transparency. N Engl J Med 2013 Oct 31; 369(18):1677-9. [Cites Surveys on Patient Safety Culture on the AHRQ Web site.]

Pediatrics
Drolet BC, Whittle SB, Khokhar MT, et al. Approval and perceived impact of duty hour regulations: survey of pediatric program directors. Pediatrics 2013 Nov; 132(5):819-24. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001, and AHRQ-funded articles by Landrigan et al. (Pediatrics, 2008) and JAMA, 2006).] Select to access the abstract.

Roberts KB. Patient safety, work hour regulations, and resident education. Pediatrics 2013 Nov; 132(5):919-20. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Landrigan et al. (Pediatrics, 2008) and JAMA, 2006).]

Pharmacy Times
Bridgeman MB, Das RP. Making sense of allergic rhinitis: a pharmacist's primer on general overview and treatment of allergic rhinitis. Pharm Times 2013 Oct; 79(10):103-7. [Mentions findings on medical spending for allergic rhinitis in the United States from "a national survey of health care utilization, cosponsored by the [AHRQ] and National Center for Health Statistics," citing article by Blaise (Allergy Asthma Proc, 2010).]

Quality Management in Health Care
DePuccio MJ, Hoff TJ. Medical home interventions and quality outcomes for older adults: a systematic review. Qual Manag Health Care 2013 Oct-Dec; 22(4):327-40. [Cites 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

American Family Physician
Muncie HL Jr, Yasinian Y, Oge' L. Outpatient management of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. Am Fam Physician 2013 Nov 1; 88(9):589-95. [Uses USPSTF recommendations as a data source.] Select to access the abstract.

Unwin BK, Goodie J, Reamy BV, et al. Care of the college student. Am Fam Physician 2013 Nov 1; 88(9):596-604. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations that are applicable to college students.] Select to access the abstract.

Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Dore RK. Should healthy people take calcium and vitamin D to prevent fractures? What the US Preventive Services Task Force and others say. Cleve Clin J Med 2013 Jun; 80(6):341-4. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on vitamin D and calcium supplementation to prevent fractures in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2013); cites USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies, USPSTF-sponsored evidence update by Nelson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2010) on screening for osteoporosis, USPSTF Procedure Manual, 2008, and Prevention of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults topic page, on the USPSTF Web site.]

Journal of Family Practice
Adler RN, Harlan DM. . Diabetes: 8 strategies to put into practice. J Fam Pract 2013 Oct; 62(10):542-7.  [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence summary by Pignone et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2002) on screening for depression in adults.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Wilkes M, Srinivasan M, Cole G, et al. Discussing uncertainty and risk in primary care: recommendations of a multi-disciplinary panel regarding communication around prostate cancer screening. J Gen Intern Med 2013 Nov; 28(11):1410-19. [Uses 2008 USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008) as part of expert panel discussions, which included the authors of USPSTF prostate cancer screening recommendations and the associated evidence report; cites associated USPSTF-sponsored evidence reviews by Lin et al. and Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008 and 2011, respectively), the Screening for Prostate Cancer topic page on the USPSTF Web site, and recommendations on screening for prostate cancer in Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.] Select to access the abstract.

Block LD, Jarlenski MP, Wu AW, et al. Mammography use among women ages 40-49 after the 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation. J Gen Intern Med 2013 Nov; 28(11):1447-53. [Assesses changes in mammography use after release of updated USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations, citing recommendations and associated evidence review (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009) and USPSTF evidence review update, Screening for Breast Cancer: Systematic Evidence Review Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Dittus K, Geller B, Weaver DL, et al. Impact of mammography screening interval on breast cancer diagnosis by menopausal status and BMI. J Gen Intern Med 2013 Nov; 28(11):1454-62. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer and associated evidence review (both in Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

Pignone M, Earnshaw S, McDade C, et al. Effect of including cancer mortality on the cost-effectiveness of aspirin for primary prevention in men. J Gen Intern Med 2013 Nov; 28(11):1483-91. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (Ann Intern Med, 2009) and earlier associated analyses.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Percac-Lima et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2013) and Abdus and Selden (Med Care, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Ochodo EA, Reitsma JB, Bossuyt PM, et al. Survey revealed a lack of clarity about recommended methods for meta-analysis of diagnostic accuracy data. J Clin Epidemiol 2013 Nov; 66(11):1281-8. [Cites AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Medical Test Reviews, 2012, and methods research report, Comprehensive Overview of Methods and Reporting of Meta-Analyses of Test Accuracy, 2012, (prepared by the Tufts EPC).]  Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Aboumatar HJ, Carson KA, Beach MC, et al. The impact of health literacy on desire for participation in healthcare, medical visit communication, and patient reported outcomes among patients with hypertension. J Gen Intern Med 2013 Nov; 28(11):1469-76. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Literacy and Health Outcomes, 2004, prepared by the RTI International-University of North Carolina EPC, and associated systematic review by DeWalt et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Clarke AR, Goddu AP, Nocon RS, et al. Thirty years of disparities intervention research: what are we doing to close racial and ethnic gaps in health care? Med Care 2013 Nov; 51(11):1020-1026. [Cites AHRQ's Taxonomy of Quality Improvement from AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volume I—Series Overview and Methodology, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Villa et al. (J Manag Care Pharm, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

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

Refer to articles by Abdus and Selden (Med Care, 2013) and Basu and Friedman (Soc Work Public Health, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Anesthesiology
Maxwell BG, Wong JK, Kin C, et al. Perioperative outcomes of major noncardiac surgery in adults with congenital heart disease. Anesthesiology 2013 Oct; 119(4):762-9. [Uses 2002-2009 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Surgery
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 Oct; 258(4):541-51; discussion 551-3. [Uses2005-2009 HCUP NIS data and Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, respectively, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Gopaldas RR, Chu D, Cornwell LD, et al. Cirrhosis as a moderator of outcomes in coronary artery bypass grafting and off-pump coronary artery bypass operations: a 12-year population-based study. Ann Thorac Surg 2013 Oct; 96(4):1310-15. [Uses 1998-2009 HCUP NIS data, as accessed on the HCUP Web site, and uses the AHRQ 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.

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Hoyer EH, Needham DM, Miller J, et al. Functional status impairment is associated with unplanned readmissions. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2013 Oct; 94(10):1951-8. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).]  Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Sutherland SM, Ji J, Sheikhi FH, et al. AKI in hospitalized children: epidemiology and clinical associations in a national cohort. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2013 Oct; 8(10):1661-9. [Uses 2009 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database, 2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Schold JD, Goldfarb DA, Buccini LD, et al. Comorbidity burden and perioperative complications for living kidney donors in the United States. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2013 Oct; 8(10):1773-82. [Uses 1998-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Emerging Infectious Disease
Sondermeyer G, Lee L, Gilliss D, et al. Coccidioidomycosis-associated hospitalizations, California, USA, 2000-2011. Emerg Infect Dis 2013 Oct; 19(10):1590-7. [Uses AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicators, citing Prevention Quality Indicators: Technical Specifications, Appendices: AHRQ  Quality Indicators, Version 4.4, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Gynecologic Oncology
Anthoulakis C, Nikoloudis N. Pelvic MRI as the "gold standard" in the subsequent evaluation of ultrasound-indeterminate adnexal lesions: A systematic review. Gynecol Oncol 2013 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ "evaluation tools" to assess the quality of selected articles, citing the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Hospital Pediatrics
Lopez MA, Cruz AT, Kowalkowski MA, et al. Factors associated with high resource utilization in pediatric skin and soft tissue infection hospitalizations. Hosp Pediatr 2013 Oct; 3(4):348-54. [Uses 2009 HCUP KIDS data, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Database, 2009, and AHRQ publication, Statistics on Hospital Stays, both published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Cardiology
Khera S, Kolte D, Palaniswamy C, et al. ST-elevation myocardial infarction in the elderly--temporal trends in incidence, utilization of percutaneous coronary intervention and outcomes in the United States. Int J Cardiol 2013 Oct 9; 168(4): 3683-90. [Uses 2001-2010 HCUP NIS data and CCS, citing the HCUP-US Tools and Software landing page on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Men's Health
Thorpe RJ Jr, Richard P, Bowie JV, et al. Economic burden of men's health disparities in the United States. Int J Mens Health 2013 Fall; 12(3):195-212. [uses 2006-2009 MEPS data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends) et al. (Inquiry, 1996/1997).]

Journal of Community Health
Rodriguez F, Wang Y, Naderi S, et al. Community-level cardiovascular risk factors impact geographic variation in cardiovascular disease hospitalizations for women. J Community Health 2013 Jun; 38(3):451-7. [Uses 2007-2008 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Comorbidity Software, both accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Katz DA, Holman J, Johnson S, et al. Implementing smoking cessation guidelines for hospitalized veterans: effects on nurse attitudes and performance. J Gen Intern Med 2013 Nov; 38(11):1420-9. [Uses the "5As" approach from AHRQ-sponsored guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
Ahrens SL, Wirges AM. Using evidence to improve satisfaction with medication side-effects education on a neuro-medical surgical unit. J Neurosci Nurs 2013 Oct; 45(5):281-7; quiz E1-2. [Uses AHRQ's Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Sexual Medicine
Stein DM, Flum AS, Cashy J, et al. Nationwide emergency department visits for priapism in the United States. J Sex Med 2013 Oct; 10(10):2418-22. [Uses 2006-2009 HCUP Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Ploumis A, Belbasis L, Ntzani E, et al. Radiotherapy for prevention of heterotopic ossification of the elbow: a systematic review of the literature. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2013 Nov; 22(11):1580-8. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline ClearinghouseTM as a data source.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Maxwell BG, Powers AJ, Sheikh AY, et al. Resource use trends in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in adults: an analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 1998-2009. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2013 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 1998-2009 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Urology
Roghmann F, Ghani KR, Kowalczyk KJ, et al. Incidence and treatment patterns in males presenting with lower urinary tract symptoms to the emergency department in the United States. J Urol 2013 Nov; 190(5):1798-804. [Uses 2006-2008 HCUP NEDS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and uses the AHRQ 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.

Medical Care
Shen YC, Wu VY. Reductions in Medicare payments and patient outcomes: an analysis of 5 leading Medicare conditions. Med Care 2013 Nov; 51(11):970-7. [Uses selected Medicare conditions derived from AHRQ publication, Inpatient Quality Indicators Technical Specifications—Version 4.4, 2012, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; notes that these conditions "are used by [AHRQ] to assess hospital quality," citing Guide to Inpatient Quality Indicators: Quality of Care in Hospitals—Volume , Mortality, and Utilization, 2007.]  Select to access the abstract.

Movement Disorders
Rughani AI, Hodaie M, Lozano AM. Acute complications of movement disorders surgery: effects of age and comorbidities. Mov Disord 2013 Oct; 28(12):1661-7. [Uses 1999-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).]  Select to access the abstract.

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Bateman BT, Mhyre JM, Hernandez-Diaz S, et al. Development of a comorbidity index for use in obstetric patients. Obstet Gynecol 2013 Nov; 122(5):957-65. [Uses data from the Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX) pregnancy cohort, support by grant R01 HS18533, and uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) and the AHRQ 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.

Pediatrics
Auger KA, Patrick SW, Davis MM. Infant hospitalizations for pertussis before and after Tdap recommendations for adolescents. Pediatrics 2013 Nov; 132(5):e1149-e1155. [Uses 2000-2005 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites National Estimates on Use of Hospitals by Children from the HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Bethell C, Kemper KJ, Gombojav N, et al. Complementary and conventional medicine use among youth with recurrent headaches. Pediatrics 2013 Nov; 132(5):e1173-e1183. [Uses 2008 MEPS data, citing Using the National Health Interview Survey and Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to Assess the Use and Impact of Complementary Medicine for Children in the US: A Meta-Data Methods Summary Report, 2012, available on the Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health Web site, and AHRQ working paper An Estimation Methodology to Permit Longitudinal Cohort Analyses Based on the National Health Interview Survey and Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2010, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Derrington TM, Kotelchuck M, Plummer K, et al. Correa A, Grosse SD. Racial/ethnic differences in hospital use and cost among a statewide population of children with Down syndrome. Res Dev Disabil 2013 Oct; 34(10):3276-87. [Uses AHRQ's HCUP CCS, citing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for ICD-9-CM, 2012, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites HCUP statistical brief Hospitalizations for Birth Defects, 2004.]  Select to access the abstract.

Spine Journal
Fineberg SJ, Nandyala SV, Kurd MF, et al. Incidence and risk factors for postoperative ileus following anterior, posterior, and circumferential lumbar fusion. Spine J 2013 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print. uses 2002-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Urologic Oncology
Trinh QD, Bianchi M, Sun M, et al. Discharge patterns after radical prostatectomy in the United States of America. Urol Oncol 2013 Oct; 31(7):1022-32. [Uses 2001-2007 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Cohen, Rohde, and Yu (Field Methods, 2013), Quigley et al. (J Gen Intern Med, 2013), Abdus and Selden and Hsia et al. (both in Med Care, 2013), and Basu and Friedman (Soc Work Public Health, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Current as of November 2013
Internet Citation: Collaborative Practice Improvement for Childhood Obesity in Rural Clinics: The Healthy Eating Active Living Telehealth Community of Practice (HEALTH COP): Articles of Interest, November 1, 2013. November 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20131101.html