Qualitative Investigation of a Brief Chronic Pain Screening Tool in HIV-infected Patients

Articles of Interest, May 30, 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

AIDS Patient Care and STDs
Merlin JS, Walcott MM, Herbey I, Chamot E, Ritchie C, Saag MS, Kertesz S. Qualitative investigation of a Brief Chronic Pain Screening tool in HIV-infected patients. AIDS Patient Care STDs 2014 Apr; 28(4):176-82. [Supported by grant 1 K12 HS21694-01 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Human Genetics
Woo D, Falcone GJ, Devan WJ, Brown WM, Biffi A, Howard TD, Anderson CD, Brouwers HB, Valant V, Battey TW, et al. Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies 1q22 as a susceptibility locus for intracerebral hemorrhage. Am J Hum Genet 2014 Apr 3; 94(4):511-21. [Supported by grant R18 HS17690 (to 51st author, Brown DL).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Managed Care
Taliani CA, Bricker PL, Adelman AM, Cronholm PF, Gabbay RA. Implementing effective care management in the patient-centered medical home. Am J Manag Care 2013 Dec; 19(12):957-64. [Supported by grant R18 HS19150.] Select to access the abstract.

 Bernard DM, Johansson P, Fang Z. Out-of-pocket healthcare expenditure burdens among nonelderly adults with hypertension. Am J Manag Care 2014 May; 20(5):406-13. [First author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2007-2009 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data and AHRQ's Clinical Classification Software (CCS), citing Sample Design of the 1997 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 2001, and HCUP Clinical Classification Software, 2011; also uses methodologies to define high burden from several AHRQ-authored articles.]

AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings
Arcia A, Bales ME, Brown W 3rd, Co MC Jr, Gilmore M, Lee YJ, Park CS, Prey J, Velez M, Woollen J, et al. Method for the development of data visualizations for community members with varying levels of health literacy. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2013 Nov 16; 2013:51-60. [Supported by grant R01 HS19853 (Washington Heights/Inwood Informatics Infrastructure for Community-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research).] Select to access the abstract.

Bejan CA, Vanderwende L, Evans HL, Wurfel MM, Yetisgen-Yildiz M. On-time clinical phenotype prediction based on narrative reports. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2013 Nov 16; 2013:103-10. [Supported by grant K12 HS19482-01 (UW K12 Comparative Effectiveness Research Training Program).] Select to access the abstract.

Butler JM, Carter M, Hayden C, Gibson B, Weir C, Snow L, Morales J, Smith A, Bateman K, Gundlapalli AV, et al. Understanding adoption of a personal health record in rural health care clinics: revealing barriers and facilitators of adoption including attributions about potential patient portal users and self-reported characteristics of early adopting users. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2013 Nov 16; 2013:152-61. [Supported by grant R18 HS17308.] Select to access the abstract.

Cimino JJ, Overby CL, Devine EB, Hulse NC, Jing X, Maviglia SM, Del Fiol G. Practical choices for infobutton customization: experience from four sites. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2013 Nov 16; 2013:236-45. [Supported by grant K01 HS18352 (to last author, Del Fiol G).] Select to access the abstract.

Dixon BE, Lai PT, Grannis SJ. Variation in information needs and quality: implications for public health surveillance and biomedical informatics. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2013 Nov 16; 2013:670-9. [Supported by grant R01 HS20909.] Select to access the abstract.

Mamo LA, Browe DK, Logan HC, Kim KK. Patient informed governance of distributed research networks: results and discussion from six patient focus groups. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2013 Nov 16; 2013:920-9. [Supported by grant R01 HS19913-01.] Select to access the abstract.

McDougald Scott AM, Jackson GP, Ho YX, Yan Z, Davison C, Rosenbloom ST. Adapting comparative effectiveness research summaries for delivery to patients and providers through a patient portal. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2013 Nov 16; 2013:959-68. [Supported by grant R18 HS19276.] Select to access the abstract.

Mishra R, Del Fiol G, Kilicoglu H, Jonnalagadda S, Fiszman M. Automatically extracting clinically useful sentences from UpToDate to support clinicians' information needs. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2013 Nov 16; 2013:987-92. [Supported by grant K01 HS18352.] Select to access the abstract.

Wang S, Jiang X, Ji Z, El-Kareh R, Choi J, Kim H. When you can't tell when it hurts: a preliminary algorithm to assess pain in patients who can't communicate. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2013 Nov 16; 2013:1429-37. [Supported by grant R01 HS19913.] Select to access the abstract.

Weir C, Drews FA, Butler J, Barrus RJ, Jones ML, Nebeker JR. Support for contextual control in primary care: a qualitative analysis. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2013 Nov 16; 2013:1463-71. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS17186-01 to last author, Nebeker JR.] Select to access the abstract.

Anesthesiology
Weinger MB, Gaba DM. Human factors engineering in patient safety. Anesthesiology 2014 Apr; 120(4):801-6. [Supported by grant R18 HS20415.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Radecki RP, Rezaie SR, Lin M. Annals of Emergency Medicine Journal Club. Global Emergency Medicine Journal Club: Social media responses to the November 2013 Annals of Emergency Medicine Journal Club. Ann Emerg Med 2014 Apr;63(4):490-4. [Supported by grant T32 HS17586 (Keck Center of the Gulf Coast Consortia Training Program in Patient Safety and Quality).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Bleser WK, Miller-Day M, Naughton D, Bricker PL, Cronholm PF, Gabbay RA. Strategies for achieving whole-practice engagement and buy-in to the patient-centered medical home. Ann Fam Med 2014 Jan-Feb; 12(1):37-45. [Supported by grant R18 HS19150.] Select to access the abstract.

Bayliss EA, Bonds DE, Boyd CM, Davis MM, Finke B, Fox MH, Glasgow RE, Goodman RA, Heurtin-Roberts S, Lachenmayr S, et al. Understanding the context of health for persons with multiple chronic conditions: moving from what is the matter to what matters. Ann Fam Med 2014 May-Jun; 12(3):260-9. [Thirteenth author, Meyers DS, is director of AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Grogan EL, Deppen SA, Ballman KV, Andrade GM, Verdial FC, Aldrich MC, Chen CL, Decker PA, Harpole DH, Cerfolio RJ, et al. Accuracy of fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography within the clinical practice of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z4031 trial to diagnose clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer. Ann Thorac Surg 2014 Apr; 97(4):1142-8. [Supported by grant 1 R03 HS21554-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Applied Ergonomics
Carayon P, Wetterneck TB, Rivera-Rodriguez AJ, Hundt AS, Hoonakker P, Holden R, Gurses AP. Human factors systems approach to healthcare quality and patient safety. Appl Ergon 2014 Jan; 45(1):14-25. [Supported by grant K01 HS18762 (to last author, Gurses AP).] Select to access the abstract.

Arthritis & Rheumatology
Cooper WO, Cheetham TC, Li DK, Stein CM, Callahan ST, Morgan TM, Shintani AK, Chen N, Griffin MR, Ray WA. Brief report: Risk of adverse fetal outcomes associated with immunosuppressive medications for chronic immune-mediated diseases in pregnancy. Arthritis Rheumatol 2014 Feb; 66(2):444-50. [Supported by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grants HS17919 and HS10384.] Select to access the abstract.

Kim SC, Hernandez-Diaz S. Editorial: Safety of immunosuppressive drugs in pregnant women with systemic inflammatory diseases. Arthritis Rheumatol 2014 Feb; 66(2):246-9. [Supported by grant R01 HS18533 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer
Resnick MJ, Barocas DA, Morgans AK, Phillips SE, Chen VW, Cooperberg MR, Goodman M, Greenfield S, Hamilton AS, Hoffman KE, et al. Contemporary prevalence of pretreatment urinary, sexual, hormonal, and bowel dysfunction: Defining the population at risk for harms of prostate cancer treatment. Cancer 2014 Apr 15; 120(8):1263-71. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS19356 (to last author, Penson DF.] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation. Heart Failure
Allen LA, Shetterly SM, Peterson PN, Gurwitz JH, Smith DH, Brand DW, Fairclough DL, Rumsfeld JS, Masoudi FA, Magid DJ. Guideline concordance of testing for hyperkalemia and kidney dysfunction during initiation of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist therapy in patients with heart failure. Circ Heart Fail 2014 Jan; 7(1):43-50. [Supported by grant K08 HS 19814-1 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract

Clinical Cardiology
Raju MG, Pachika A, Punnam SR, Gardiner JC, Shishehbor MH, Kapadia SR, Abela GS. Statin therapy in the reduction of cardiovascular events in patients undergoing intermediate-risk noncardiac, nonvascular surgery. Clin Cardiol 2013 Aug;36(8):456-61. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS14206.] Select to access the abstract.

Brown JR, Conley SM, Niles NW 2nd. Predicting readmission or death after acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Clin Cardiol 2013 Oct; 36(10):570-5. [Supported by grant K01 HS18443 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
Campbell NL, Unverzagt F, LaMantia MA, Khan BA, Boustani MA. Risk factors for the progression of mild cognitive impairment to dementia. Clin Geriatr Med 2013 Nov; 29(4):873-93. [Supported by grant R01 HS19818-01.] Select to access the abstract.

International Psychogeriatrics
Simning A, Conwell Y, Fisher SG, Richardson TM, van Wijngaarden E. The characteristics of anxiety and depression symptom severity in older adults living in public housing. Int Psychogeriatr 2012 Apr; 24(4):614-23. [Supported by grant R36 HS18246.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Barocas DA, Chen V, Cooperberg M, Goodman M, Graff JJ, Greenfield S, Hamilton A, Hoffman K, Kaplan S, Koyama T, et al. Using a population-based observational cohort study to address difficult comparative effectiveness research questions: the CEASAR study. J Comp Eff Res 2013 Jul; 2(4):445-60. [Supported by grant 1 R01 HS19356.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
Kraschnewski JL, Gabbay RA. Role of health information technologies in the Patient-centered Medical Home. J Diabetes Sci Technol 2013 Sep 1; 7(5):1376-85. Supported by grants R18 HS19150-02 and U18 HS20988 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

 Journal of Economic and Social Measurement
Cohen SB. The influence of health care preferences on insurance enrollment and medical expenditure behaviors. J Econ Soc Meas 2013; 38(4):325-345. [Author is the director of AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2009-2010 MEPS data, citing several MEPS statistical briefs and AHRQ-authored articles using MEPS.]

 Journal of Health Economics
McGuire TG, Newhouse JP, Normand SL, Shi J, Zuvekas S. Assessing incentives for service-level selection in private health insurance exchanges. J Health Econ 2014 May; 35:47-63. [Fifth author (Zuvekas SH) is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; uses 2004-2009 MEPS data, citing MEPS HC-092: 1996-2004 Risk Adjustment Scores Public Use File, 2008, and MEPS HC-128: Medical Conditions File, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Urban Health
Palar K, Mendel P, Derose KP. The organization of HIV and other health activities within urban religious congregations. J Urban Health 2013 Oct; 90(5):922-33. [Supported by grant T32 HS00046.] Select to access the abstract.

PLOS ONE
Panozzo CA, Becker-Dreps S, Pate V, Jonsson Funk M, Stürmer T, Weber DJ, Brookhart MA. Patterns of rotavirus vaccine uptake and use in privately-insured US infants, 2006-2010. PLoS One 2013 Sep 16; 8(9):e73825. [Supported by grant K02 HS17950 (to fourth author, Jonsson Funk M); fifth author (Sturmer T) receives research funding as principal investigator of the AHRQ-funded UNC Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) Center.] Select to access the abstract.

Progress in Transplantation
Feeley TH, Reynolds-Tylus T, Anker AE, Evans M. Reasons for (not) signing the state registry: surveying Department of Motor Vehicles customers in New York state. Prog Transplant 2014 Mar; 24(1):97-105. [Supported by grant D17 HS22062 (attributed to HRSA).] Select to access the abstract.

Research in Nursing & Health
de Cordova PB, Phibbs CS, Schmitt SK, Stone PW. Night and day in the VA: associations between night shift staffing, nurse workforce characteristics, and length of stay. Res Nurs Health 2014 Apr; 37(2):90-7. [Supported by grant R36 HS18216.] Select to access the abstract.

West Virginia Medical Journal
Vyas A, Madhavan S, Kelly K, Metzger A, Schreiman J, Remick S. Predictors of self-reported adherence to mammography screening guidelines in West Virginia women visiting a stationary facility. W V Med J 2014 Mar-Apr; 110(2):20-6. [Supported by grant R24 HS18622-02.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2014) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.

AHRQ-Related Articles

American Journal of Orthopedics
Hsu AR. Rethinking how we use surgical antibiotics. Am J Orthop 2014 May; 43(5):E105-6. [Mentions Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data on surgical site infections.]

Annals of Family Medicine
Goodman RA, Boyd C, Tinetti ME, Von Kohorn I, Parekh AK, McGinnis JM. IOM and DHHS meeting on making clinical practice guidelines appropriate for patients with multiple chronic conditions. Ann Fam Med 2014 May-Jun; 12(3):256-9. [Notes that second author was supported by grant R21 HS18597-01 for other work.] Select to access the abstract.

North American Primary Research Group. AHRQ updates on primary care research: MCC Research Network data archive. Ann Fam Med 2014 May-Jun; 12(3):284. [Describes AHRQ's MCC Research Network data archive.]

Tell us a story about when primary care worked for you. Ann Fam Med 2014 May-Jun; 12(3):284. [Notes the participation of David Myers, director of AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, at the 2013 NAPCRG Annual Meeting.]

JAMA Surgery
Bilimoria KY1, Cella D2, Butt Z3. Current challenges in using patient-reported outcomes for surgical care and performance measurement: everybody wants to hear from the patient, but are we ready to listen? JAMA Surg 2014 May. [Epub ahead of print. Mentions AHRQ's Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).]

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Baig AA, Benitez A, Locklin CA, Campbell A, Schaefer CT, Heuer LJ, Lee SM, Solomon MC, Quinn MT, Burnet DL, et al. Community health center provider and staff's Spanish language ability and cultural awareness. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2014; 25(2):527-45. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Brach and Fraser (researcher in and director of AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Med Care Res Rev, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Stipelman C, Dinkins CP, Pruhs A, Serr R, Young P. AmeriCorps members increase enrollment in Medicaid/CHIP and preventive care utilization at a community health center. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2014; 25(2):890-900. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Szilagyi et al. (Ambul Pediatr, 2007, and Pediatrics, 2006 and 2004), Shone et al. (Pediatrics, 2005), and Dick et al. (Health Aff, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Modern Healthcare
McKinney M. Promoting research to improve care in the real world. Mod Healthc 2014 May 26; 44(21):28-29. [Mentions AHRQ's collaboration with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) on the dissemination of PCORI-funded comparative effectiveness research.]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles

 Annals of Family Medicine
Jerant A, Kravitz RL, Sohler N, Fiscella K, Romero RL, Parnes B, Tancredi DJ, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Slee C, Dvorak S, Turner C, Hudnut A, Prieto F, Franks P. Sociopsychological tailoring to address colorectal cancer screening disparities: a randomized controlled trial. Ann Fam Med 2014 May-Jun; 12(3):204-14. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Screening for hepatitis B virus infection in nonpregnant adolescents and adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. LeFevre ML, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2014 May 27. [Epub ahead of print. Updates USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection, 2004, based on AHRQ evidence synthesis, Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults: Systematic Review to Update the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation, 2014, and associated systematic review summary by Chou et al. cited below in this section; cites USPSTF reaffirmation recommendation statement on same topic (Ann Intern Med, 2009).] Select to access the abstract.

 Chou R, Dana T, Bougatsos C, Blazina I, Khangura J, Zakher B. Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults: A Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Ann Intern Med 2014 May 27. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by contract HHSA-290-2007-10057-I-EPC3, task order 13, performed by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) and based on AHRQ evidence synthesis, Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults: Systematic Review to Update the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation, 2014; updates USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection, 2004, and associated evidence review, Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection: A Brief Evidence Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2004; used methodologies from USPSTF Procedure Manual, 2008, and USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Rajbhandari R, Chung RT. Screening for hepatitis B virus infection: a public health imperative. Ann Intern Med 2014 May 27. [Epub ahead of print. Comments on USPSTF recommendations on screening for hepatitis V virus infection in article by LeFevre et al. cited above in this section.]

Screening for hepatitis B virus infection: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2014 May 27. [Epub ahead of print. Summarizes USPSTF updated recommendations in article by LeFevre et al. cited above in this section.]

BMJ Open
Martins C, Azevedo LF, Santos C, Sá L, Santos P, Couto M, Pereira A, Hespanhol A. Preventive health services implemented by family physicians in Portugal-a cross-sectional study based on two clinical scenarios. BMJ Open 2014 May 26;4(5):e005162. [Assesses performance of preventive services, citing About the USPSTF, as published on the USPSTF Web site, and Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 1996.] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Infectious Diseases
Panneer N, Lontok E, Branson BM, Teo CG, Dan C, Parker M, Stekler JD, DeMaria A Jr, Miller V. HIV and HCV infection in the United States: whom and how to test. Clin Infect Dis 2014 May 27. [Epub ahead of print. Reviews USPSTF recommendation statements, Screening for HIV, 2013, and Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults, 2013, both published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Hypertension
Urbina EM, de Ferranti S, Steinberger J. Observational studies may be more important than randomized clinical trials: weaknesses in US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation on blood pressure screening in youth. Hypertension 2014 Apr; 63(4):638-40. [Reviews USPSTF recommendations on screening for hypertension in children and adolescents (Pediatrics, 2013).] Select to access the abstract.

 JAMA
Voelker R. USPSTF: low-dose aspirin may help reduce risk of preeclampsia. JAMA 2014 May 28; 311(20):2055. [Reviews USPSTF draft recommendations on low-dose aspirin for prevention of morbidity and mortality from preeclampsia and findings from associated systematic review by Henderson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2014).]

 Shekelle PG. Updating practice guidelines. JAMA 2014 May 28; 311(20):2072. [Mentions the association between USPSTF recommendations and health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act and the USPSTF's regular review of its recommendations, citing the USPSTF Web site; cites AHRQ-sponsored article by Shekelle et al. (JAMA, 2001) and EPC white paper, Reporting the Findings of Updated Systematic Reviews of Comparative Effectiveness: How Do Users Want to View New Information?, 2013.]

 Neuman MD, Goldstein JN, Cirullo MA, Schwartz JS. Durability of class I American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical practice guideline recommendations. JAMA 2014 May 28; 311(20):2092-100. [Cites recommendations on review of clinical guidelines for validity from USPSTF Procedure Manual, 2008, as published on the USPSTF Web site; also cites AHRQ technical review, Current Validity of the AHRQ Clinical Practice Guidelines, 2002, and associated AHRQ-funded/ authored article by Shekelle et al. (JAMA, 2001).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Kamimura A, Christensen N, Tabler J, Ashby J, Olson LM. Prevalence of intimate partner violence and its impact on health: female and male patients using a free clinic. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2014; 25(2):731-45. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review by Neilson et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2004) on screening women and elderly adults for family and intimate partner violence.] Select to access the abstract.

North American Journal of Medical Sciences
Roy S. Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk and evidence-based management of cholesterol. N Am J Med Sci 2014 May; 6(5):191-198. [Cites USPSTF recommendation statement, Screening for Lipid Disorders in Adults, 2008, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

 Preventive Medicine
Carney PA, O'Malley JP, Gough A, Buckley DI, Wallace J, Fagnan LJ, Morris C, Mori M, Heintzman JD, Lieberman D. Association between documented family history of cancer and screening for breast and colorectal cancer. Prev Med 2013 Nov; 57(5):679-84. [Assesses receipt of screening by persons with documented family histories of breast or colorectal cancer using criteria from USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer and screening for breast cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008 and 2002, respectively); cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Collection and Use of Cancer Family History in Primary Care, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Saguil A, Lax JW. Acute migraine treatment in emergency settings. Am Fam Physician 2014 May 1; 89(9):742-4. [Summarizes and adapts AHRQ comparative effectiveness review Acute Migraine Treatment in Emergency Settings, 2013, as published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.]

American Journal of Managed Care
Gibofsky A. Current therapeutic agents and treatment paradigms for the management of rheumatoid arthritis. Am J Manag Care 2014 May; 20(7 Suppl):S136-44. [Cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Drug Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Adults: an Update, 2012, as published on the National Library of Medicine Bookshelf Web site.]

Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
Kavanagh KT, Calderon LE, Saman DM, Abusalem SK. The use of surveillance and preventative measures for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections in surgical patients. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2014 May 14; 3:18. [Cites AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Screening for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), 2013, and AHRQ data on hospitalizations and deaths associated with MRSA diagnoses, from article by Eisler P (USA Today, 2013).] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Chou et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2014), Voelker (JAMA, 2014), Shekelle (JAMA, 2014), Neuman et al. (JAMA, 2014), and Carney et al. (Prev Med, 2013) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles.

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

Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved
Wilder V, Bromfield G, deFiebre G, Prine L. Disparities in contraceptive care. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2014; 25(2):451-9. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2012.]

Also refer to article by Villani and Mortensen (Prev Med, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Academic Emergency Medicine
Stockbridge EL, Wilson FA, Pagán JA. Psychological distress and emergency department utilization in the United States: evidence from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Acad Emerg Med 2014 May; 21(5):510-519. [Uses 2009-2010 MEPS data, citing Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: Background, Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, MEPS HC-139: Panel 14 Longitudinal Data File, MEPS HC Panel Design and Data Collection Process, MEPS HC-138: 2010 Full Year Consolidated Data File, MEPS HC-137: 2010 Medical Conditions September 2012, FAQs Answers: Can the MEPS-HC Data Be Used to Make Estimates of Disease Prevalence?, and MEPS Summary Data Tables—Condition Categories, all published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Emergency Medicine
Galarraga JE, Pines JM. Anticipated changes in reimbursements for US outpatient emergency department encounters after health reform. Ann Emerg Med 2014 Apr; 63(4):412-7.e2. [Uses 2005-2010 MEPS data, citing AHRQ publication, MEPS Data and Methods Manual, 2013, as published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Family Medicine
Johansen ME, Green LA, Sen A, Kircher S, Richardson CR. Cardiovascular risk and statin use in the United States. Ann Fam Med 2014 May-Jun; 12(3):215-23. [Uses 2010 MEPS data, citing 2010 Consolidated Data File and 2010 Medical Conditions File, both published on AHRQ's MEPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Canadian Urological Association Journal
Li H, Sammon J, Roghmann F, Sood A, Ehlert M, Sun M, Menon M, Atiemo H, Trinh QD. Utilization and perioperative outcomes of robotic vaginal vault suspension compared to abdominal or vaginal approaches for pelvic organ prolapse. Can Urol Assoc J 2014 Mar; 8(3-4):100-6. [Uses 2009-2010 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.

Clinical Cardiology
Kolte D1, Khera S, Aronow WS, Mujib M, Palaniswamy C, Ahmed A, Frishman WH, Fonarow GC. Regional variation across the United States in management and outcomes of ST-elevation myocardial infarction: analysis of the 2003 to 2010 Nationwide Inpatient Sample database. Clin Cardiol 2014 Apr; 37(4):204-12. [Uses 2003-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing HCUP NIS Description of Data Elements, 2012; also uses HCUP Comorbidity Software and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al. Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Heart Association
Kolte D, Khera S, Aronow WS, Mujib M, Palaniswamy C, Sule S, Jain D, Gotsis W, Ahmed A, Frishman WH, et al. Trends in incidence, management, and outcomes of cardiogenic shock complicating ST-elevation myocardial infarction in the United States. J Am Heart Assoc 2014 Jan 13; 3(1):e000590. [Uses 2003-2010 HCUP NIS data, HCUP Comorbidity Software, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al. Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
Khera S, Kolte D, Gupta T, Mujib M, Aronow WS, Agarwal P, Palaniswamy C, Jain D, Ahmed A, Fonarow GC, et al. Management and outcomes of ST-elevation myocardial infarction in nursing home versus community-dwelling older patients: a propensity matched study. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2014 May 27. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2003-2010 HCUP NIS data, HCUP Comorbidity Software, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al. Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Mortensen K. Access to primary and specialty care and emergency department utilization of Medicaid enrollees needing specialty care. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2014; 25(2):801-13. [Uses 2003-2010 MEPS data and CAHPS primary care access variables, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, Cohen, and Banthin (Med Care, 2009) and AHRQ publication, Variations in Perceived Need and Access to Specialist Care Among Adults in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2007, 2009.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Aly H, Hoffman H, El-Dib M, Said L, Mohamed M. Factor affecting length of stay in late preterm infants: an US national database study. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2014 Jun 20:1-7. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2007-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, and Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2013, both published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Practical Radiation Oncology
Chera BS, Mazur L, Jackson M, Taylor K, Mosaly P, Chang S, Deschesne K2, LaChapelle D2, Hoyle L2, Saponaro P2, et al. Quantification of the impact of multifaceted initiatives intended to improve operational efficiency and the safety culture: a case study from an academic medical center radiation oncology department. Pract Radiat Oncol 2014 Mar-Apr; 4(2):e101-8. [Uses and evaluates AHRQ's Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture.] Select to access the abstract.

 Preventive Medicine
Villani J, Mortensen K. Patient-provider communication and timely receipt of preventive services. Prev Med 2013 Nov; 57(5):658-63. [Uses 2009 MEPS data, citing AHRQ-authored article by Cohen, Cohen, and Banthin (Med Care, 2009); cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer, lipid disorders in adults, lipid cancer, cervical cancer, and high blood pressure (Ann Intern Med, 2002, 2002, 2002, 2003, and 2007, respectively); cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2011.] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by Bernard et al. (Am J Manag Care, 2014), Cohen (J Econ Soc Meas, 2013), and McGuire et al. (J Health Econ, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

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