Preoperative Thrombocytopenia and Postoperative Outcomes after Noncardiac Surgery

Articles of Interest, March 7, 2014

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

Anesthesiology
Glance LG, Blumberg N, Eaton MP, et al. Preoperative thrombocytopenia and postoperative outcomes after noncardiac surgery. Anesthesiology 2014 Jan; 120(1):62-75. [Supported by grant R01 HS16737.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Reistetter TA, Karmarkar AM, Graham JE, et al. Regional variation in stroke rehabilitation outcomes. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2014 Jan; 95(1):29-38. [Supported by grant 1 R24 HS22134-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Care Management Journals
Lion KC, Mangione-Smith R, Britto MT. Individualized plans of care to improve outcomes among children and adults with chronic illness: a systematic review. Care Manag J 2013 Jan; 15(1):11-24. [Supported by grant U18 HS20506.]

COPD
Putcha N, Puhan MA, Hansel NN, Drummond MB, Boyd CM. Impact of co-morbidities on self-rated health in self-reported COPD: an analysis of NHANES 2001-2008. COPD 2013 Jun; 10(3):324-32. [Supported by grant R21 HS18597-01.] Select to access the abstract.

ISRN Stroke
Siegler JE, Alvi M, Boehme AK, et al. Hemorrhagic transformation (HT) and symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage(sICH) risk prediction models for postthrombolytic hemorrhage in the stroke belt. ISRN Stroke 2013; 2013:681673. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS13852-10.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Treasure CL, Avorn J, Kesselheim AS. What is the public's right to access medical discoveries based on federally funded research? JAMA 2014 Mar 5; 311(9):907-8. [Supported by grant K08 HS18465-01 (to third author).]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Baumblatt JA, Wiedeman C, Dunn JR, et al. High-risk use by patients prescribed opioids for pain and Its role in overdose deaths. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Mar 3. [Epub ahead of print. First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Psychiatry
Johnson BA, Ait-Daoud N, Wang XQ, Penberthy JK, Javors MA, Seneviratne C, Liu L. Topiramate for the treatment of cocaine addiction: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Psychiatry 2013 Dec; 70(12):1338-46. [Supported by grant 7 R01 HS20263-02 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American)
Duffee A, Magnussen RA, Pedroza AD, et al. Transtibial ACL femoral tunnel preparation increases odds of repeat ipsilateral knee surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2013 Nov 20; 95(22):2035-42. [Supported by grant 5 U18 HS016075.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Oncology
Hendren S, Fiscella K. Patient navigation improves the care experience for patients with newly diagnosed cancer. J Clin Oncol 2014 Jan 1; 32(1):3-4. [Supported by grant 1 K18 HS22440-01 (to second author).]

Journal of Hospital Infection
Deshpande A, Kundrapu S, Sunkesula VC, Cadnum JL, Fertelli D, Donskey CJ. Evaluation of a commercial real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for detection of environmental contamination with Clostridium difficile. J Hosp Infect 2013 Sep; 85(1):76-8. [Supported by grant r18 HS20004-01A1 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Lyerly MJ, Albright KC, Boehme AK, et al. The potential impact of maintaining a 3-hour IV thrombolysis window: how many more patients can we safely treat? J Neurol Disord Stroke 2013 Sep 13; 1(2):1015. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS13852-10 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Burke JF, Sussman JB, Morgenstern LB, Kerber KA. Time to stroke magnetic resonance imaging. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2013 Aug; 22(6):784-791. [Supported by grant R18 HS17690 (to fourth author).] Select to access the abstract.

Boehme AK, Kumar AD, Dorsey AM, et al. Infections present on admission compared with hospital-acquired infections in acute ischemic stroke patients. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2013 Nov; 22(8):e582-9. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS13852-10.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Vogel JA, Liao MM, Hopkins E, Seleno N, Byyny RL, Moore EE, Gravitz C, Haukoos JS. Prediction of postinjury multiple-organ failure in the emergency department: development of the Denver Emergency Department Trauma Organ Failure score. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2014 Jan; 76(1):140-5. [Supported by grants F32 HS18123 (to second author) and K02 HS17526 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Wakeel F, Witt WP, Wisk LE, et al. Racial and ethnic disparities in personal capital during pregnancy: findings from the 2007 Los Angeles Mommy and Baby (LAMB) study. Matern Child Health J 2014 Jan; 18(1):209-22. [Supported by grant T32 HS00083 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Kahn KL, Battles JB. Introduction: Taking national action to prevent and eliminate healthcare-associated infections. Med Care 2014 Feb; 52(2 Suppl 1):S1-S3. [Supported by contract HHSA290200710071T task order 7; second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; introduces AHRQ-funded supplement.] Select to access the abstract.

Jeeva RR, Wright D. Healthcare-associated infections: a national safety problem and the coordinated response. Med Care 2014 Feb; 52(2 Suppl 1):S4-S8. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.]

Kahn KL, Mendel P, Weinberg DA, et al. Approach for conducting the longitudinal program evaluation of the US Department of Health and Human Services National Action Plan to prevent healthcare-associated infections:  roadmap to elimination. Med Care 2014 Feb; 52(2 Suppl 1):S9-S16. [Supported by contract HHSA290200710071T task order 7; cites AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volumes 6 and 7, 2007, prepared by the Stanford University-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC).]  Select to access the abstract.

Mendel P, Siegel S, Leuschner KJ, et al. The national response for preventing healthcare-associated infections:  infrastructure development. Med Care 2014 Feb; 52(2 Suppl 1):S17-S24. [Supported by contract HHSA290200710071T task order 7; cites AHRQ publications on reducing healthcare-associated infections.] Select to access the abstract.

Kahn KL, Weinberg DA, Leuschner KJ, et al. The national response for preventing healthcare-associated infections: data and monitoring. Med Care 2014 Feb; 52(2 Suppl 1):S25-S32. [Supported by contract HHSA290200710071T task order 7.] Select to access the abstract.

Kahn KL, Mendel P, Leuschner KJ, et al. The national response for preventing healthcare-associated infections: research and adoption of prevention practices. Med Care 2014 Feb; 52(2 Suppl 1):S33-S45. [Supported by contract HHSA290200710071T task order 7; cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessments, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001, prepared by the Stanford-UCSF EPC, and Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections. Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science, 2012, prepared by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Technology Evaluation Center EPC; also cites AHRQ technical review, Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volume 6, 2007, prepared by the Stanford University-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC), Using a Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections, 2013, as published on the AHRQ Web site, and policy innovation profile, Health System Makes Annual Influenza Immunization a Condition of Ongoing Employment, Leading to Near Complete Vaccination of Workforce, as published on AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Exchange Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Siegel S, Kahn KL. Regional interventions to eliminate healthcare-associated infections. Med Care 2014 Feb; 52(2 Suppl 1):S46-S53. [Supported by contract HHSA290200710071T task order 7; cites AHRQ press release, Rates of Pneumonia Dramatically Reduced in Patients on Ventilators in Michigan Intensive Care Units, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site, and AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, Volume 3: Performance and Tools, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Weinberg DA, Kahn KL. An examination of longitudinal CAUTI, SSI, and CDI rates from key HHS data systems. Med Care 2014 Feb; 52(2 Suppl 1):S74-S82. [Supported by contract HHSA290200710071T task order 7; uses 2005-2010 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and State Inpatient Databases (SID) data, citing Introduction to the State Inpatient Databases (SID) and HCUP Supplemental Files for Revisit Analyses, 2013, both published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; discusses presentation given by Bill Munier, then director of AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, at the 2012 AHRQ annual conference.] Select to access the abstract.

Mendel P, Weinberg DA, Gall EM, et al. The national response for preventing healthcare-associated infections: system capacity and sustainability for improvement. Med Care 2014 Feb; 52(2 Suppl 1):S83-S90. [Supported by contract HHSA290200710071T task order 7.] Select to access the abstract.

Battles JB, Farr SL, Weinberg DA. From research to nationwide implementation: the impact of AHRQ's HAI prevention program. Med Care 2014 Feb; 52(2 Suppl 1):S91-S96. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; discusses and cites publications related to several AHRQ programs related to health-care-associated infections and patient safety; cites AHRQ innovations profile, Intensive Care Units Participating in Hospital Collaborative Implement Multiple Improvement Strategies, Leading to Fewer Deaths and Lower Costs, as published on AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Exchange Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Kahn KL, Mendel P, Baker DP. Lessons learned and future directions: the national response for preventing healthcare-associated infections. Med Care 2014 Feb;52(2 Suppl 1):S97-S100. [Supported by contract HHSA290200710071T task order 7; mentions AHRQ evidence reports on which interventions improve outcomes in different settings, citing Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Obesity
Smith HA, Storti KL, Arena VC, et al. Associations between accelerometer-derived physical activity and regional adiposity in young men and women. Obesity 2013 Jun;21(6):1299-305. [Supported by grant T32 HS17587 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Stroke
Boehme AK, Kapoor N, Albright KC, et al. Systemic inflammatory response syndrome in tissue-type plasminogen activator-treated patients is associated with worse short-term functional outcome. Stroke 2013 Aug; 44(8):2321-23. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS13852-10 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by de Koning et al., Guirguis-Blake et al., and Moyer et al. (all in Ann Intern Med, 2014) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)-Related Articles .

AHRQ-Related Articles

Health Data Management
Geer D. High-impact readmissions I.T.  Health Data Manag 2013 Mar; 22(3):29-31.  [Mentions AHRQ's Project RED (Re-Engineered Discharge) and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).]

JAMA 
Schwenk TL. The patient-centered medical home: one size does not fit all. JAMA 2014 Feb 26; 311(8):802-3. [Cites MEPS statistical brief, The Concentration and Persistence in the Level of Health Expenditures Over Time: Estimates for the US Population, 2008-2009, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.]

JAMA Surgery
Glance LG, Kellermann AL, Osler TM, et al. Hospital readmission after noncardiac surgery: the role of major complications. JAMA Surg 2014 Mar 5. [Epub ahead of print. Cites article by Rosen et al. (Med Care, 2013) which uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs). Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Pegues DA. Translating and scaling the HHS Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-associated Infections to the local level: experience of a Los Angeles Health System. Med Care 2014 Feb; 52(2 Suppl 1):S60-S65. [Cites AHRQ's On the CUSP: Stop CAUTI Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Cataife G, Weinberg DA, Wong HH, et al. The effect of Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) compliance on surgical site infections (SSI). Med Care 2014 Feb; 52(2 Suppl 1):S66-S73. [Cites article by Cima, Cassivi, and VanSuch (Surgery, 2011) which uses AHRQ's PSIs.] Select to access the abstract.

Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
Mullen EJ. Evidence-based knowledge in the context of social practice. Scand J Public Health 2014 Mar; 42(13 Suppl):59-73. [Cites AHRQ publication, What is Comparative Effectiveness Research?, 2013, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Annals of Internal Medicine
de Koning HJ, Meza R, Plevritis SK, et al. Benefits and harms of computed tomography lung cancer screening strategies: a comparative modeling study for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2013 Mar 4; 160(5):311-20. [Commissioned by the USPSTF and funded by AHRQ through interagency agreement U01 CA152956 with the National Cancer Institute; cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review by Humphrey et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013) on screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography.]  Select to access the abstract.

Guirguis-Blake JM, Beil TL, Senger CA, et al. Ultrasonography screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms: a systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2013 Mar 4; 160(5):321-9. [Supported by contract HHS290-2007-10057-I to the Kaiser Permanente EPC; updates review by Fleming et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2005; cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (Ann Intern Med, 2005) and associated evidence synthesis and USPSTF Procedure Manual, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

Moyer VA. Screening for Lung Cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2013 Mar 4; 160(5):330-8. [Updates USPSTF 2004 recommendations, citing AHRQ evidence syntheses, Screening for Lung Cancer: Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement, 2013, and Benefits and Harms of Computed Tomography Lung Cancer Screening Programs for High-Risk Populations, 2013.] Select to access the abstract.

Guallar E, Laine C. Controversy over clinical guidelines: listen to the evidence, not the noise. Ann Intern Med 2013 Mar 4; 160(5):361-2. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer and screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009 and 2012, respectively).]

Detterbeck FC, Unger M. Screening for lung cancer: moving to a new era. Ann Intern Med 2013 Mar 4; 160(5):363-4. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for lung cancer in article by Moyer et al. cited above in this section.]

Bach PB. Raising the bar for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2013 Mar 4; 160(5):365-6. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012); comments on articles by Moyer et al. and de Koning et al. cited above in this section.]

Screening for lung cancer: recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2013 Mar 4; 160(5):1-40. [Summarizes USPSTF recommendations in article by Moyer et al. cited above in this section.]

Cancer
Martires KJ, Kurlander DE, Minwell GJ, et al. Patterns of cancer screening in primary care from 2005 to 2010. Cancer 2014 Jan 15; 120(2):253-61. [Discusses and cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009), screening for skin cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2009), screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012), and screening for ovarian cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012), and USPSTF-sponsored systematic review by Whitlock et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) on liquid-based cytology and human papillomavirus testing to screen for cervical cancer.] Select to access the abstract.

Contraception
Rodriguez MI, Gordon-Maclean C. The safety, efficacy and acceptability of task sharing tubal sterilization to midlevel providers: a systematic review. Contraception 2014 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print. Uses USPSTF evidence-rating methodologies from USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Richardson WS, Doster LM. Comorbidity and multimorbidity need to be placed in the context of a framework of risk, responsiveness, and vulnerability. J Clin Epidemiol 2014 Mar; 67(3):244-6. [Cites article by Sheridan et al. on USPSTF approaches to shared-decision making about screening and chemoprevention (Am J Prev Med, 2004).]

Also refer to article by Osayande and Mehulic (Am Fam Physician, 2014) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Kriston L, Meister R. Incorporating uncertainty regarding applicability of evidence from meta-analyses into clinical decision making. J Clin Epidemiol 2014 Mar; 67(3):325-34. [Cites AHRQ research white paper, Mechanistic Evidence in Evidence-based Medicine: A Conceptual Framework, 2013, prepared by the Johns Hopkins EPC; also cites AHRQ-authored article by Atkins, Chang (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2011) on AHRQ's EPC and Effective Health Care programs.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Kahn et al. (Med Care, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles, articles by Guirguis-Blake et al. and Moyer et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2014) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)-Related Articles, and article by Osayande and Mehulic (Am Fam Physician, 2014) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Family Physician
Osayande AS, Mehulic S. Diagnosis and initial management of dysmenorrhea. Am Fam Physician 2013 Mar 1; 89(5):341-6. [Uses AHRQ guidelines and evidence reports, National Guideline ClearinghouseTM (NGC), and USPSTF recommendations as data sources.]

American Journal of Infection Control
Parriott AM, Brown JM, Arah OA. Hospital and provider patient volumes, cesarean section rates, and early postpartum invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection. Am J Infect Control 2014 Feb; 42(2):156-9. [Uses 2005-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; cites HCUP statistical brief, Infections with Methicillin-Resistant Staphyolcoccus Aureas (MRSA) in US Hospitals, 1993-2005, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medicine
Naderi S, Wang Y, Miller AL, et al. The impact of age on the epidemiology of atrial fibrillation hospitalizations. Am J Med 2014 Feb; 127(2):158.e1-158.e7. [Uses 2009-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology
Gourin CG, Couch ME, Johnson JT. Effect of weight loss on short-term outcomes and costs of care after head and neck cancer surgery. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2014 Feb; 123(2):101-10. [Uses 2003-2008 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Abbasi N, Balayla J, Laporta DP, et al. Trends, risk factors and mortality among women with venous thromboembolism during labour and delivery: a population-based study of 8 million births. Arch Gynecol Obstet 2014 Feb; 289(2):275-84. [Uses 1999-2008 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis Care & Research
Dave AJ, Fiorentino D, Lingala B, et al. Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in hospitalized patients with systemic sclerosis: higher mortality than patients with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care Res 2014 Feb; 66(2):323-7. [Uses 1993-2007 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Health Services Research
Nikolova S, Stearns S. The impact of CHIP premium increases on insurance outcomes among CHIP eligible children. BMC Health Serv Res 2014 Mar 3; 14(1):101. [Uses 2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, citing MEPS methodology report, Design and Methods of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1997.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research
Johnson AJ, Mont MA, Tsao AK, et al. Treatment of femoral head osteonecrosis in the United States: 16-year analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2014 Feb; 472(2):617-23. [Uses 1992-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Manchikanti L, Benyamin RM, Falco FJ, et al. Do epidural injections provide short- and long-term relief for lumbar disc herniation? A systematic review. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2014 Feb 11. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's NGC as a data source for the literature search.]  Select to access the abstract.

Dysphagia
Starmer HM, Riley LH 3rd, Hillel AT, et al. Dysphagia, short-term outcomes, and cost of care after anterior cervical disc surgery. Dysphagia 2014 Feb; 29(1):68-77. [Uses 2001-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), and HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, both published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Navaneethan U, Njei B, Venkatesh PG, et al. Timing of colonoscopy and outcomes in patients with lower GI bleeding: a nationwide population-based study. Gastrointest Endosc 2014 Feb; 79(2):297-306.e12. [Uses 2010 HCUP NIS data and HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files, both published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; 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.

Injury Prevention
Yoon YH, Chen CM, Yi HY. Unintentional alcohol and drug poisoning in association with substance use disorders and mood and anxiety disorders: results from the 2010 Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Inj Prev 2014 Feb; 20(1):21-8. [Uses 2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

International Urology Nephrology
Colli J, Tojuola B, Patterson AL, et al. National trends in hospitalization from indwelling urinary catheter complications, 2001-2010. Int Urol Nephrol 2014 Feb; 46(2):303-8. [Uses 2001-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Asthma
Sullivan PW, Smith KL, Ghushchyan VH, et al. Asthma in USA: its impact on health-related quality of life. J Asthma 2013 Oct; 50(8):891-9. [Uses 2002-2005 MEPS data, citing MEPS HC-079: 2003 Full Year Consolidated Data File, 2003, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Seigerman M, Cavallaro P, Itagaki S, et al. Incidence and outcomes of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in patients undergoing cardiac surgery in North America: an analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2014 Feb; 28(1):98-102. [Uses 2009-2010 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
Kshettry VR, Rosenbaum BP, Seicean A, et al. Incidence and risk factors associated with in-hospital venous thromboembolism after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. J Clin Neurosci 2014 Feb; 21(2):282-6. [Uses 2002-2010 HCUP NIS data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Molena D, Mungo B, Stem M, et al. Outcomes of esophagectomy for esophageal achalasia in the United States. J Gastrointest Surg 2014 Feb; 18(2):310-17. [Uses 2000-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Zwintscher NP, Horton JD, Steele SR. Obesity has minimal impact on clinical outcomes in children with inflammatory bowel disease. J Pediatr Surg 2014 Feb; 49(2):265-8. [Uses 2009 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing Overview of the HCUP Kids' Inpatient Sample (KID), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Attenello FJ, Adamczyk P, Wen G, et al. Racial and socioeconomic disparities in access to mechanical revascularization procedures for acute ischemic stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2014 Feb; 23(2):327-34. [Uses 2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Vascular Surgery
Lo RC, Bensley RP, Dahlberg SE, et al. Presentation, treatment, and outcome differences between men and women undergoing revascularization or amputation for lower extremity peripheral arterial disease. J Vasc Surg 2014 Feb; 59(2):409-18.e3. [Uses 1998-2009 HCUP NIS, SID, and State Ambulatory Surgery Databases (SASD) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Knapp C, Chakravorty S, Madden V, et al. Assessing patient experiences in the pediatric patient-centered medical home: a comparison of two instruments. Matern Child Health J 2014 Mar 2. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's CAHPS-Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) survey; cites AHRQ publication, Building the Evidence Base for the Medical Home: What Sample and Sample Size Do Studies Need?, 2011, as published on AHRQ's PCMH Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Nutricion Hospitalaria
González de Dios J, González Muñoz M. [Probiotics and necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants: to NEC or not to NEC?, this is the question]. Nutr Hosp 2013 Nov 1; 28(6):2115-23. [Uses AHRQ's NGC as a data source.] Select to access the abstract.

Surgical Endoscopy
Peterson CY, Palazzi K, Parsons JK, et al. The prevalence of laparoscopy and patient safety outcomes: an analysis of colorectal resections. Surg Endosc 2014 Feb; 28(2):608-16. [Uses 1998-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; also uses AHRQ's PSIs, citing AHRQ publication, A Decade of Evidence, Design, and Implementation: Advancing Patient Safety, 2012, and AHRQ-funded/authored article by Romano et al. (Health Aff, 2003), and 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.

Transplantation Proceedings
Anderson JE, Hemming AW, Chang DC, et al. Are hepatocellular carcinoma patients more likely to receive liver resection in regions with longer transplant wait times? Transplant Proc 2014 Jan-Feb; 46(1):199-201. [Uses 1998-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Weinberg and Kahn (Med Care, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Page last reviewed March 2014
Internet Citation: Preoperative Thrombocytopenia and Postoperative Outcomes after Noncardiac Surgery: Articles of Interest, March 7, 2014. March 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20140307.html