Traumatic Intracranial Injury in Intoxicated Patients with Minor Head Traumas

Articles of Interest, April 25, 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

Academic Emergency Medicine
Easter JS, Haukoos JS, Claud J, Wilbur L, Hagstrom MT, Cantrill S, Mestek M, Symonds D, Bakes K. Traumatic intracranial injury in intoxicated patients with minor head trauma. Acad Emerg Med 2013 Aug; 20(8):753-60. [Supported by grants K12 HS19464 (to first author) and K02 HS17526 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Academic Pediatrics
Williams SE, Rothman RL, Offit PA, Schaffner W, Sullivan M, Edwards KM. A randomized trial to increase acceptance of childhood vaccines by vaccine-hesitant parents: a pilot study. Acad Pediatr 2013 Sep-Oct; 13(5):475-80. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS13833-09.] Select to access the abstract.

Glanz JM, Wagner NM, Narwaney KJ, Shoup JA, McClure DL, McCormick EV, Daley MF. A mixed methods study of parental vaccine decision making and parent-provider trust. Acad Pediatr 2013 Sep-Oct; 13(5):481-8. [Supported by grant R21 HS19760.] Select to access the abstract.

AIDS and Behavior
Galárraga O, Genberg BL, Martin RA, Barton Laws M, Wilson IB. Conditional economic incentives to improve HIV treatment adherence: literature review and theoretical considerations. AIDS Behav 2013 Sep; 17(7):2283-92. [Supported by grant 1 T32 HS19657-01.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Epidemiology
Li L, Vollmer WM, Butler MG, Wu P, Kharbanda EO, Wu AC. A comparison of confounding adjustment methods for assessment of asthma controller medication effectiveness. Am J Epidemiol 2014 Mar 1; 179(5):648-59. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS19669; acknowledged support from Gurvaneet Randhawa, researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.] Select to access the abstract.

Anesthesiology
Kim DH, Lin Y, Goytizolo EA, Kahn RL, Maalouf DB, Manohar A, Patt ML, Goon AK, Lee YY, Ma Y, et al. Adductor canal block versus femoral nerve block for total knee arthroplasty: a prospective, randomized, controlled trial. Anesthesiology 2014 Mar; 120(3):540-50. [Supported by grant R01 HS21734.] Select to access the abstract.

BMC Health Services Research
Zhang M, Shubina M, Morrison F, Turchin A. Following the money: copy-paste of lifestyle counseling documentation and provider billing. BMC Health Serv Res 2013 Oct 2; 13:377. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS17030 (to second and last authors).] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Quality and Safety
Maggard-Gibbons M. The use of report cards and outcome measurements to improve the safety of surgical care: the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. BMJ Qual Saf 2014 Apr 19. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by contract HHSA-290-2007-100621.] Select to access the abstract.

Kruger JF, Chen AH, Rybkin A, Leeds K, Frosch DL, Goldman LE. Clinician perspectives on considering radiation exposure to patients when ordering imaging tests: a qualitative study. BMJ Qual Saf 2014 Apr 24. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award grant 1 K08 HS18090-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Dorn SD. Surviving the waning days of fee-for-service payments. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2013 Oct; 11(10):1212-15.e1. [Supported by grant K12 HS19468.] Select to access the abstract.

Parikh ND, Zanocco K, Keswani RN, Gawron AJ. A cost-efficacy decision analysis of prophylactic clip placement after endoscopic removal of large polyps. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2013 Oct; 11(10):1319-24. [Supported by grant T32 HS00078 (to second and fourth authors).] Select to access the abstract.

Contemporary Clinical Trials
Skolasky RL, Riley LH 3rd, Maggard AM, Bedi S, Wegener ST. Functional recovery in lumbar spine surgery: a controlled trial of health behavior change counseling to improve outcomes. Contemp Clin Trials 2013 Sep; 36(1):207-17. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS17990.] Select to access the abstract.

Diabetes Care
Harris LT, Koepsell TD, Haneuse SJ, Martin DP, Ralston JD. Glycemic control associated with secure patient-provider messaging within a shared electronic medical record: a longitudinal analysis. Diabetes Care 2013 Sep; 36(9):2726-33. [Supported by grants R01 HS16759-01 (to last author) and R21 HS17657-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Gawron AJ, Yadlapati R. Disparities in endoscopy use for colorectal cancer screening in the United States. Dig Dis Sci 2014 Mar; 59(3):530-7. [Supported by National Research Service Award (NRSA) postdoctoral fellowship grant T32 HS00078 (principal investigator is Holl JL.] Select to access the abstract.

Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Rubinsky AD, Bishop MJ, Maynard C, Henderson WG, Hawn MT, Harris AH, Beste LA, Tønnesen H, Bradley KA. Postoperative risks associated with alcohol screening depend on documented drinking at the time of surgery. Drug Alcohol Depend 2013 Oct 1; 132(3):521-7. [Supported by grant T32 HS13853 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

eGEMS (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes)
Johnson KE, Kamineni A, Fuller S, Olmstead D, Wernli KJ. How the provenance of electronic health record data matters for research: a case example using system mapping. eGEMS 2014 Apr 16; 2(1): Article 4. [Supported by grant U13 HS19564 through the Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum (supported by grant 1 U18 HS22789-01.]

Allen C, Des Jardins TR, Heider A, Lyman KA, McWilliams L. Data governance and data sharing agreements for community-wide health information exchange: lessons from the Beacon Communities. eGEMS 2014 Apr 2316; 2(1): Article 5. [Supported by grant 1 U18 HS22789-01 through the Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum.]

JAMA
Maggard-Gibbons M, Steiner CA. JAMA patient page. Outpatient surgery. JAMA 2014 Feb 19; 311(7):767. [Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets; cites the AHRQ Web site as a source for further information.]

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Marcum ZA, Driessen J, Thorpe CT, Gellad WF, Donohue JM. Effect of multiple pharmacy use on medication adherence and drug-drug interactions in older adults with Medicare Part D. J Am Geriatr Soc 2014 Feb; 62(2):244-52. [Supported by grant R01 HS18721.] Select to access the abstract.

 Moore KL, Lewis CL, Zimmerman S, Ward K, Reed D, Rodriguez R, Kistler CE. A pilot study to examine colorectal cancer screening in two assisted living communities. J Am Geriatr Soc 2014 Feb; 62(2):386-8. [Supported by grant K12 HS19468-01 under the University of North Carolina Mentored Career Development Program in Comparative Effectiveness Research; cites U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

 Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Arkin N, Lee PH, McDonald K, Hernandez-Boussard T. The association of nurse-to-patient ratio with mortality and preventable complications following aortic valve replacement. J Card Surg 2014 Mar; 29(2):141-8. [Supported by grant K01 HS18558 (to last author); uses 1998-2010 HCUP NIS data, AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), and PSI Software, citing Measures of Patient Safety Based on Hospital Administrative Data—The Patient, 2002, AHRQ Quality Indicators—Guide to Patient Safety Indicators, Version 2.1, 2003, AHRQ Quality Indicators: National Quality Forum (NQF) Endorsed Composite and Individual Measures, 2011, AHRQ Quality Indicators: PSI SAS Software, 2012, and AHRQ Quality Indicators: Risk Adjustment Coefficients for the PSI, 2011; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Community Health
Liss DT, Petit-Homme A, Feinglass J, Buchanan DR, Baker DW. Adherence to repeat fecal occult blood testing in an urban community health center network. J Community Health 2013 Oct; 38(5):829-33. [Supported by grant P01 HS21141.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Hand Surgery
Dy CJ, Lyman S, Schreiber JJ, Do HT, Daluiski A. The epidemiology of reoperation after flexor pulley reconstruction. J Hand Surg Am 2013 Sep; 38(9):1705-11. [Supported by grant U18 HS16075 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Communication
Press VG, Shapiro MI, Mayo AM, Meltzer DO, Arora VM. More than meets the eye: relationship between low health literacy and poor vision in hospitalized patients. J Health Commun 2013; 18 Suppl 1:197-204. [Supported by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant U18 HS16967-01 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Gardiner P, Mitchell S, Filippelli AC, Sadikova E, White LF, Paasche-Orlow MK, Jack BW. Health literacy and complementary and alternative medicine use among underserved inpatients in a safety net hospital. J Health Commun 2013;18 Suppl 1:290-7. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS19771-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Urology
Hubert KC, Kokorowski PJ, Huang L, Prasad MM, Rosoklija I, Retik AB, Nelson CP. New contralateral vesicoureteral reflux after unilateral ureteral reimplantation: predictive factors and clinical outcomes. J Urol 2014 Feb; 191(2):451-7. [Supported by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant T32 HS19485 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Milose JC, Kaufman SR, Hollenbeck BK, Wolf JS Jr, Hollingsworth JM. Prevalence of 24-hour urine collection in high risk stone formers. J Urol 2014 Feb; 191(2):376-80. [Supported by grant 1 K08 HS20927-01A1 (to last author).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Decision Making
Jalal H, Dowd B, Sainfort F, Kuntz KM. Linear regression metamodeling as a tool to summarize and present simulation model results. Med Decis Making 2013 Oct; 33(7):880-90. [Supported by grant R36 HS20868.] Select to access the abstract.

 Proceedings of the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology Research Conference
Chevarley FM, Davis KE. The utility of the integrated design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) to inform trends in nonresponse. Proc Fed Comm Stat Methodol Res Conf 2013 Nov. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2010-2011 MEPS Household Component (MEPS-HC) data.]

 Mirel LB, Machlin SR. Enhancing the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey through data linkages. Proc Fed Comm Stat Methodol Res Conf 2013 Nov. [Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; describes two data linkages to the MEPS-HC; cites several related MEPS methodology reports and AHRQ-authored articles.]

Psychiatric Services
Gilmer TP, Stefancic A, Sklar M, Tsemberis S. Development and validation of a Housing First fidelity survey. Psychiatr Serv 2013 Sep 1; 64(9):911-14. [Supported by ARRA grant 1 R01 HS19986.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality of Life Research
Desouky TF, Mora PA, Howell EA. Measurement invariance of the SF-12 across European-American, Latina, and African-American postpartum women. Qual Life Res 2013 Jun; 22(5):1135-44. [Supported by grant R01 HS09698-3).] Select to access the abstract.

Social Science & Medicine
Hilligoss B. Selling patients and other metaphors: a discourse analysis of the interpretive frames that shape emergency department admission handoffs. Soc Sci Med 2014 Feb; 102:119-28. [Supported by grant R36 HS18758.] Select to access the abstract.

Supportive Care in Cancer
Zuckerman IH, Davidoff AJ, Erten MZ, Stuart B, Shaffer T, Dougherty JS, Yong C. Use of and spending on supportive care medications among Medicare beneficiaries with cancer. Support Care Cancer 2014 Mar 23. [Epub ahead of print. Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends .] Select to access the abstract.

Urologic Oncology
Keegan KA, Penson DF. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: the impact on urologic cancer care. Urol Oncol 2013 Oct; 31(7):980-4. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS19356.] Select to access the abstract.

Women's Health
Daley EM, DeBate RD, Vamos CA, Thompson EL, O'Connell E. Transforming women's oral-systemic health through discovery, development and delivery. Womens Health 2013 Sep; 9(5):431-3. [Supported by Small Grant Program for Conference Support grant R13 HS21832.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Lee (Am Fam Physician, 2014) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)-Related Articles and article by Ranji et al. (BMJ Qual Saf, 2014) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles.

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

American Family Physician
Brown SR, Kennelly C. AAFP recommends universal screening for HIV infection beginning at 18 years of age. Am Fam Physician 2014 Apr 15; 89(8):614-17. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for HIV (Ann Intern Med, 2013).]

CME quiz questions. Am Fam Physician 2014 Apr 15; 89(8):623-4. [Includes question based on article by Lee cited below in this section.]

De La Cruz MS, Young AP, Ruffin MT. Diagnosis and management of pancreatic cancer. Am Fam Physician 2014 Apr 15; 89(8):626-32. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Pancreatic Cancer, 2004, as published on the USPSTF Web site; uses USPSTF recommendations and AHRQ's National Guideline ClearinghouseTM (NGC) as data sources.] Select to access the abstract.

 Maness DL, Khan M. Care of the homeless: an overview. Am Fam Physician 2014 Apr 15; 89(8):634-40. [Uses USPSTF recommendations, NGC, and AHRQ evidence reports as data sources.]   Select to access the abstract.

 Lee KC. Screening for HIV. Am Fam Physician 2014 Apr 15; 89(8):665-6. [Author is a medical officer for the USPSTF Program in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; presents case study and questions based on USPSTF recommendations on screening for HIV and associated updated systematic evidence review (Ann Intern Med, 2013 and 2012, respectively).]

American Journal of Men's Health
Paraskevas KI, Mikhailidis DP, Giannoukas AD. Additional issues on screening, prevention, and treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Am J Mens Health 2013 Nov;7(6):472-4. [Cites study by Kent et al. (J Vasc Surg, 2010) which uses USPSTF criteria for screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Internal Medicine
Kroenke K. Are the harms of false-positive screening test results minimal or meaningful? JAMA Intern Med 2014 Apr 21. [Epub ahead of print. Cites article by Yarnall et al. (Am J Public Health, 2003) which gives estimates on the time needed for physicians to carry out USPSTF-recommended screening interventions.]

Tosteson AN, Fryback DG, Hammond CS, Hanna LG, Grove MR, Brown M, Wang Q, Lindfors K, Pisano ED. Consequences of false-positive screening mammograms. JAMA Intern Med 2014 Apr 21. [Epub ahead of print. Cites USPSTF draft research plan Screening for Breast Cancer, 2013, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Schmidt C. Assessing mammography's benefits and harms. J Natl Cancer Inst 2014 Apr 9; 106(4):dju103. [Mentions USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer.]

Gupta S, Sussman DA, Doubeni CA, Anderson DS, Day L, Deshpande AR, Joseph Elmunzer B, Laiyemo AO, Mendez J, Somsouk M, et al. Challenges and possible solutions to colorectal cancer screening for the underserved. J Natl Cancer Inst 2014 Apr 1;106(4):dju032. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer and associated decision analysis on evaluating test strategies (both in Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Hypertension
Lo T, Malaga-Dieguez L, Trachtman H. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation and pediatric hypertension screening: dereliction of duty or call to arms? J Clin Hypertens 2014 Apr 11. [Epub ahead of print. Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for primary hypertension in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2013).]

Falkner B, Flynn J. Response to “U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation and pediatric hypertension screening: dereliction of duty or call to arms?” J Clin Hypertens 2014 Apr 11. [Epub ahead of print. Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for primary hypertension in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2013).]

Also refer to article by Moore et al. (J Am Geriatr Soc, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Kane SF, Lynch JH, Taylor JC. Evaluation of elbow pain in adults. Am Fam Physician 2014 Apr 15; 89(8):649-57. [Uses AHRQ's evidence reports and NGC as data sources.] Select to access the abstract.

 BMJ Quality and Safety
Ranji SR, Rennke S, Wachter RM. Computerised provider order entry combined with clinical decision support systems to improve medication safety: a narrative review. BMJ Qual Saf 2014 Apr 12. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by contract HHSA-290-2007-100621 and based on reviews performed as part of AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Making Healthcare Safer II: An Updated Critical Analysis of the Evidence for Patient Safety Practices, 2013, prepared by the Southern California-RAND EPC under the same contract; reviews findings from AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Maness and Kahn and by Lee (Am Fam Physician, 2014) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)-Related Articles.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Heart Journal
Polanco A, Itagaki S, Chiang Y, Chikwe J. Changing prevalence, profile, and outcomes of patients with HIV undergoing cardiac surgery in the United States. Am Heart J 2014 Mar; 167(3):363-8. [Uses 2000-2010 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Medicine
Stein PD, Matta F. Vena cava filters in unstable elderly patients with acute pulmonary embolism. Am J Med 2014 Mar; 127(3):222-5. [Uses 1999-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 1998-2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits
Burton T, Fan Y, Kwong WJ. Dosing frequency and adherence in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Am J Pharm Benefits 2014 Mar-Apr; 6(2):e31-e40. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).]

Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Law TD, Boffa DJ, Detterbeck FC, Wang Z, Park HS, Kim AW. Lethality of cardiovascular events highlights the variable impact of complication type between thoracoscopic and open pulmonary lobectomies. Ann Thorac Surg 2014 Mar; 97(3):993-9. [Uses 2007-2010 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis & Rheumatology
Lawson EF, Trupin L, Hersh AO, von Scheven E, Yelin EH, Yazdany J. A168: systemic lupus erythematosus in-hospital mortality risk across ages: a national estimate. Arthritis Rheumatol 2014 Mar; 66(Suppl 3):S217. [Uses 2011 HCUP NIS data.]

Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery
Iyengar JJ, Samagh SP, Schairer W, Singh G, Valone FH 3rd, Feeley BT. Current trends in rotator cuff repair: surgical technique, setting, and cost. Arthroscopy 2014 Mar; 30(3):284-8. [Uses 2000-2007 HCUP State Ambulatory Surgery Databases (SASD) data for Florida and 2001-2009 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

BMJ Open
Villwock MR, Singla A, Padalino DJ, Deshaies EM. Acute ischaemic stroke outcomes following mechanical thrombectomy in the elderly versus their younger counterpart: a retrospective cohort study. BMJ Open 2014 Mar 20; 4(3):e004480. [Uses 2008-2010 HCUP NIS data, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) and classifies high-volume hospitals using methods from article by Kimball et al. (J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis, 2014) which uses HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Sun M, Karakiewicz PI, Sammon JD, Sukumar S, Gervais MK, Nguyen PL, Choueiri TK, Menon M, Trinh QD. Disparities in selective referral for cancer surgeries: implications for the current healthcare delivery system. BMJ Open 2014 Mar 23; 4(3):e003921. [Uses 1999-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2007-2009, as 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.

Canadian Urology Association Journal
Bianchi M, Roghmann F, Becker A, Sukumar S, Briganti A, Menon M, Karakiewicz PI, Sun M, Noldus J, Trinh QD. Age-stratified distribution of metastatic sites in bladder cancer: A population-based analysis. Can Urol Assoc J 2014 Mar-Apr; 8(3-4):E148-E58. [Uses 1998-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing HCUP Quality Control Procedures, 2008, and HCUP methods series report, Final 2000 NIS Comparison Report, 2003, as 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.

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Orman ES, Hayashi PH, Bataller R, Barritt AS 4th. Paracentesis is associated with reduced mortality in patients hospitalized with cirrhosis and ascites. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2014 Mar; 12(3):496-503.e1. [Uses 2009 HCUP NIS data, citing HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009, and uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research
Zhang AL, Schairer WW, Feeley BT. Hospital readmissions after surgical treatment of proximal humerus fractures: is arthroplasty safer than open reduction internal fixation? Clin Orthop Relat Res 2014 Apr 15. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2005-2010 HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) data for seven states and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Critical Care Medicine
Kumar G, Taneja A, Majumdar T, Jacobs ER, Whittle J, Nanchal R; Milwaukee Initiative in Critical Care Outcomes Research (MICCOR) Group of Investigators. The association of lacking insurance with outcomes of severe sepsis: retrospective analysis of an administrative database. Crit Care Med 2014 Mar; 42(3):583-91. [Uses 2000-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, as 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.

Stevenson EK, Rubenstein AR, Radin GT, Wiener RS, Walkey AJ. Two decades of mortality trends among patients with severe sepsis: a comparative meta-analysis. Crit Care Med 2014 Mar; 42(3):625-31. [Uses 1993-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing HCUP methods series report, Using the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample to Estimate Trends (Updated for 1988-2004), 2006, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Foot & Ankle International
Raikin SM, Rasouli MR, Espandar R, Maltenfort MG. Trends in treatment of advanced ankle arthropathy by total ankle replacement or ankle fusion. Foot Ankle Int 2014 Mar; 35(3):216-24. [Uses 2000-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing HCUP NIS Database Documentation, 2011, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

HPB: The Official Journal of the Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
Ragulin-Coyne E, Witkowski ER, Chau Z, Wemple D, Ng SC, Santry HP, Shah SA, Tseng JF. National trends in pancreaticoduodenal trauma: interventions and outcomes. HPB 2014 Mar; 16(3):275-81. [Uses 1998-2009 HCUP NIS data, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

International Angiology
Bekelis K, Missios S, Eskey C, Labropoulos N. Socioeconomic characteristics of patients undergoing ambulatory diagnostic cerebral angiography in four US States. Int Angiol 2014 Feb; 33(1):58-64. [Uses 2005-2008 HCUP SASD data for New York, California, Florida, and North Carolina, citing Overview of the HCUP State Ambulatory Surgery Databases (SASD), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Arthroplasty
D'Apuzzo MR, Pao AW, Novicoff WM, Browne JA. Age as an independent risk factor for postoperative morbidity and mortality after total joint arthroplasty in patients 90 years of age or older. J Arthroplasty 2014 Mar; 29(3):477-80. [Uses 1993-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Comparative Analysis of HCUP and NHDS Inpatient Discharge Data, Technical Supplement 13, NIS Release 5, 1996, as published on the AHRQ Web site, and Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2007, and HCUP Quality Control Procedures, 2003, 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.

Browne JA, Sandberg BF, D'Apuzzo MR, Novicoff WM. Depression is associated with early postoperative outcomes following total joint arthroplasty: a nationwide database study. J Arthroplasty 2014 Mar; 29(3):481-3. [Uses HCUP NIS data, citing HCUP Quality Control Procedures, 2003, as 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.

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume)
Kurtz SM, Ong KL, Lau E, Bozic KJ. Impact of the economic downturn on total joint replacement demand in the United States: updated projections to 2021. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2014 Apr 16; 96(8):624-30. [Uses1993-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing HCUP methods series report, Using the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample to Estimate Trends (Updated for 1988-2004), 2006, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Jain A, Hassanzadeh H, Strike SA, Skolasky RL, Riley LH 3rd. rhBMP use in cervical spine surgery: associated factors and in-hospital complications. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2014 Apr 16; 96(8):617-23. [Uses 2003-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing HCUP methods series report, Calculating Nationwide Inpatient Sample Variances, 2003, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Endourology
Tyson MD 2nd, Humphreys MR. Postoperative complications after percutaneous nephrolithotomy: a contemporary analysis by insurance status in the United States. J Endourol 2014 Mar; 28(3):291-7. [Uses 1998-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Colavita PD, Tsirline VB, Belyansky I, Swan RZ, Walters AL, Lincourt AE, Iannitti DA, Heniford BT. Regionalization and outcomes of hepato-pancreato-biliary cancer surgery in USA. J Gastrointest Surg 2014 Mar; 18(3):532-41. [Uses 1995-199 and 2005-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 1995-2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Hospital Medicine
Pallin DJ, Espinola JA, Camargo CA Jr. US population aging and demand for inpatient services. J Hosp Med 2014 Mar; 9(3):193-6.  [Uses 2011 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2011, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Patel PR, Lee J, Rodriguez AM, Borahay MA, Snyder RR, Hankins GD, Kilic GS. Disparities in use of laparoscopic hysterectomies: a nationwide analysis. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2014 Mar-Apr; 21(2):223-7. [Uses 2010 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neurosurgery
Bekelis K, Missios S, MacKenzie TA, Desai A, Fischer A, Labropoulos N, Roberts DW. Predicting inpatient complications from cerebral aneurysm clipping: the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2005-2009. J Neurosurg 2014 Mar; 120(3):591-8. [Uses 2005-2009 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).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Orthopedic Trauma
Nakaniida A, Sakuraba K, Hurwitz EL. Pediatric orthopaedic injuries requiring hospitalization: epidemiology and economics. J Orthop Trauma 2014 Mar; 28(3):167-72. [Uses 2006 Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing Overview of the Kids' Inpatient Sample (KID), HCUP Online Tutorial Series, E Code Evaluation Report, and HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database: KID Description of Data Elements, all published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Surgical Research
Wang H, Pawlik TM, Duncan MD, Hui X, Selvarajah S, Canner JK, Haider AH, Ahuja N, Schneider EB. Inpatient survival after gastrectomy for gastric cancer in the 21st century. J Surg Res 2014 Mar 12. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2001-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and Description of Data Elements: Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), both published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.]
Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Urology
Sammon JD, Zhu G, Sood A, Sukumar S, Kim SP, Sun M, Karakiewicz PI, Menon M, Trinh QD, Elder JS. Pediatric nephrectomy: incidence, indications and use of minimally invasive techniques. J Urol 2014 Mar; 191(3):764-70. [Uses 1998-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and Description of Data Elements: Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 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.

Yang DY, Monn MF, Bahler CD, Sundaram CP. Does robotic-assistance confer an economic benefit during laparoscopic radical nephrectomy? J Urol 2014 Apr 16. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2009-2011 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.

Laryngoscope
Villwock JA, Jones K. Outcomes of early versus late tracheostomy: 2008-2010. Laryngoscope 2014 Apr 5. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2008-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site, and uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Obesity Surgery
al-Haddad BJ, Dorman RB, Rasmus NF, Kim YY, Ikramuddin S, Leslie DB. Hiatal hernia repair in laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a national database analysis. Obes Surg 2014 Mar; 24(3): 377-84. [Uses 2004-2009 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Orthopedics
Sullivan MP, Baldwin KD, Donegan DJ, Mehta S, Ahn J. Geriatric fractures about the hip: divergent patterns in the proximal femur, acetabulum, and pelvis. Orthopedics 2014 Mar; 37(3):151-7. [Uses 1993-2010 HCUP NIS data, as accessed via AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Vosseller JT, Karl JW, Greisberg JK. Incidence of syndesmotic injury. Orthopedics 2014 Mar; 37(3):e226-e229. [Uses 2009 HCUP SID and State Emergency Department Database (SEDD), citing AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site and Overview of the State Inpatient Databases (SID) and Overview of the State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD), both published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

PLOS ONE
Missios S, Bekelis K. The association of unfavorable outcomes with the intensity of neurosurgical care in the United States. PLoS One 2014 Mar 19; 9(3):e92057. [Uses 2005-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Spine
Marquez-Lara A, Nandyala SV, Fineberg SJ, Singh K. Current trends in demographics, practice, and in-hospital outcomes in cervical spine surgery: a national database analysis between 2002 and 2011. Spine 2014 Mar 15; 39(6):476-81. [Uses 2002-2011 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Marascalchi BJ, Passias PG, Goz V, Weinreb JH, Joo L, Errico TJ. Comparative analysis of patients with cauda equina syndrome versus an unaffected population undergoing spinal surgery. Spine 2014 Mar 15; 39(6):482-90. [Uses 2001-2010 HCUP NIS data and HCUP Comorbidity Software, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2013, and Introduction to the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2010, 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.

Singh K, Nandyala SV, Marquez-Lara A, Fineberg SJ. Epidemiological trends in the utilization of bone morphogenetic protein in spinal fusions from 2002 to 2011. Spine 2014 Mar 15; 39(6):491-6. [Uses 2002-2011 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D. Comparison of in-hospital morbidity and mortality between anterior and non-anterior approach procedures for thoracic disc herniation. Spine 2014 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2000-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D. National trends in spinal fusion for pediatric patients with idiopathic scoliosis: demographics, blood transfusions, and in-hospital outcomes. Spine 2014 Apr 11. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2000-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Surgical Endoscopy
Wormer BA, Dacey KT, Williams KB, Bradley JF 3rd, Walters AL, Augenstein VA, Stefanidis D, Heniford BT. The first nationwide evaluation of robotic general surgery: a regionalized, small but safe start. Surg Endosc 2014 Mar;28(3):767-76. [Uses 2008-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2010, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Arkin et al. (J Card Surg, 2014) and by Chevarley and Davis, and Mirel and Machlin (both in Proc Fed Comm Stat Methodol Res Conf, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Page last reviewed April 2014
Internet Citation: Traumatic Intracranial Injury in Intoxicated Patients with Minor Head Traumas: Articles of Interest, April 25, 2014. April 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20140425.html