Prevalence and Treatment of Pain in EDs in the United States, 2000 to 2010

Articles of Interest, June 6, 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

American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Chang HY, Daubresse M, Kruszewski SP, Alexander GC. Prevalence and treatment of pain in EDs in the United States, 2000 to 2010. Am J Emerg Med 2014 May; 32(5):421-31. [Supported by grant R01 HS19886-0 (to fourth author, Alexander CG.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Kidney Diseases
Crews DC, Scialla JJ, Boulware LE, Navaneethan SD, Nally JV Jr, Liu X, Arrigain S, Schold JD, Ephraim PL, Jolly SE, Sozio SM, Michels WM, Miskulin DC, Tangri N, Shafi T, Wu AW, Bandeen-Roche K; DEcIDE Network Patient Outcomes in End Stage Renal Disease Study Investigators. Comparative effectiveness of early versus conventional timing of dialysis initiation in advanced CKD. Am J Kidney Dis 2014 May; 63(5):806-15. [Supported by contract HHSA-290-2005-00341-I task order 6, for the AHRQ Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) Network Patient Outcomes in ESRD Study.] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Managed Care
Huo J, Lairson DR, Du XL, Chan W, Buchholz TA, Guadagnolo BA. Survival and cost-effectiveness of hospice care for metastatic melanoma patients. Am J Manag Care 2014 May; 20(5):366-373. [Supported by grant R01 HS18956.]

Annals of Internal Medicine
Ryan AM, Press MJ. Value-based payment for physicians in Medicare: small step or giant leap? Ann Intern Med 2014 Apr 15; 160(8):565-6. [Supported by grant K01 HS18546-01 (to first author).]

Arthritis Care & Research
Ringold S, Grant S, Girdish C, Wallace CA, Sullivan SD. Injectable tumor necrosis factor α inhibitors and outpatient antimicrobial use in children with rheumatic diseases: analyses of prescription claims from a pharmacy benefit manager database. Arthritis Care Res 2013 Nov; 65(11):1880-4. [Supported by grant K12 HS19482.] Select to access the abstract.

Zhang J, Xie F, Delzell E, Chen L, Kilgore ML, Yun H, Saag KG, Lewis JD, Curtis JR. Trends in the use of biologic agents among rheumatoid arthritis patients enrolled in the US Medicare program. Arthritis Care Res 2013 Nov; 65(11):1743-51. [Supported by grant R01 HS18517.] Select to access the abstract.

BJU International
Carter SC, Lipsitz S, Shih YC, Nguyen PL, Trinh QD, Hu JC. Population-based determinants of radical prostatectomy operative time. BJU Int 2014 May; 113(5b):E112-8. [Supported by grants R01 HS18535 and R01 HS20263 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

BioMed Research International
Jiang G, Chakraborty A, Wang Z, Boustani M, Liu Y, Skaar T, Li L. New aQTL SNPs for the CYP2D6 identified by a novel mediation analysis of genome-wide SNP arrays, gene expression arrays, and CYP2D6 activity. Biomed Res Int 2013; 2013:493019. [Supported by grant R01 HS19818-01 (to fourth author, Boustani M).] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention
Wernli KJ, Kitahara CM, Tamers SL, Al-Temimi MH, Braithwaite D. Undertaking cancer research in international settings: report from the American Society for Preventive Oncology Special Interest Group on International Issues in Cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2013 Sep; 22(9):1638-41. [Supported by grant K12 HS19482 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Stundner O, Rasul R, Chiu YL, Sun X, Mazumdar M, Brummett CM, Ortmaier R, Memtsoudis SG. Peripheral nerve blocks in shoulder arthroplasty: how do they influence complications and length of stay? Clin Orthop Relat Res 2014 May; 472(5):1482-8. [Supported by Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) grant U18 HS01675 (to fifth author, Mazumdar M).] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Wald HL, Bandle B, Richard A, Min S. Accuracy of electronic surveillance of catheter-associated urinary tract infection at an academic medical center. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014 Jun; 35(6):685-91. [Supported by grant R18 HS18377.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Haines CF, Fleishman JA, Yehia BR, Berry SA, Moore RD, Bamford LP, Gebo KA. Increase in CD4 count among new enrollees in HIV care in the modern antiretroviral therapy era. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2014 May 27. [Epub ahead of print. Second author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends; supported by contract HHSA-290-2011-00007-C for data collection and the HIV Research Network data coordinating center.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Asthma
Tapp H, Kuhn L, Alkhazraji T, Steuerwald M, Ludden T, Wilson S, Mowrer L, Mohanan S, Dulin MF. Adapting community based participatory research (CBPR) methods to the implementation of an asthma shared decision making intervention in ambulatory practices. J Asthma 2014 May; 51(4):380-90. [Supported by grant 1 R18 HS19946-01.] Select to access the abstract.

 Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Elstad EA, Sheridan SL, Lee JG, Rini C, Earp JA, Brewer NT. Have screening harms become newsworthy? News coverage of prostate and colorectal cancer screening since the 2008 USPSTF recommendation changes. J Behav Med 2014 May 24. [Epub ahead of print. Supported by grants T32 HS00032 and P01 HS21133-02; discusses USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer screening and incorporates changes into study design, citing USPSTF recommendations on prostate cancer and colorectal cancer (both in Ann Intern Med, 2008) and USPSTF draft recommendation statement, Screening for Prostate Cancer, 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Rassen JA, Schneeweiss S. Newly marketed medications present unique challenges for nonrandomized comparative effectiveness analyses. J Comp Eff Res 2012 Mar; 1(2):109-11. [Supported by Career Development Award grant K01 HS18088 (to first author); second author is director of the AHRQ-funded Brigham and Women's Hospital DEcIDE Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research and the DEcIDE Methods Center.]

Journal of Neurosurgery
Alan N, Seicean A, Seicean S, Schiltz NK, Neuhauser D, Weil RJ. Smoking and postoperative outcomes in elective cranial surgery. J Neurosurg 2014 Apr; 120(4):811-9. [Supported by grant T32 HS00059-14 (to second author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Siegler JE, Boehme AK, Kumar AD, Gillette MA, Albright KC, Beasley TM, Martin-Schild S. Identification of modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for neurologic deterioration after acute ischemic stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2013 Oct; 22(7):e207-13. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS13852-10.] Select to access the abstract.

Olson DM, Cox M, Pan W, Sacco RL, Fonarow GC, Zorowitz R, Labresh KA, Schwamm LH, Williams L, Goldstein LB, et al., for the Adherence Evaluation of Acute Ischemic Stroke–Longitudinal AVAIL Registry. Death and rehospitalization after transient ischemic attack or acute ischemic stroke: one-year outcomes from the Adherence Evaluation of Acute Ischemic Stroke-Longitudinal Registry. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2013 Oct; 22(7):e181-8. [Supported by grant U18 HS16964 (for AVAIL analyses).] Select to access the abstract.

Leung LY, Albright KC, Boehme AK, Tarsia J, Shah KR, Siegler JE, Jones EM, Pletsch GR, Beasley TM, Martin-Schild S. Short-term bleeding events observed with clopidogrel loading in acute ischemic stroke patients. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2013 Oct; 22(7):1184-9. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS13852-10.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Ko M, Needleman J, Derose KP, Laugesen MJ, Ponce NA. Residential segregation and the survival of U.S. urban public hospitals. Med Care Res Rev 2014 Jun; 71(3):243-60. [Supported by AHRQ pre-doctoral fellowship to first author, no funding information given.] Select to access the abstract.

 Rosko MD, Mutter RL. The association of hospital cost-inefficiency with certificate-of-need regulation. Med Care Res Rev 2014 Jun; 71(3):280-98. [Second author was a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets at time of article preparation; uses 2005-2009 HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) data, AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al., Med Care, 1998) and HCUP Comorbidity Software, and AHRQ's PSI software.] Select to access the abstract.

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Czaja AS, Valuck RJ, Anderson HD. Comparative safety of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors among pediatric users with respect to adverse cardiac events. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2013 Jun; 22(6):607-14. [Supported by grant K12 HS19464.] Select to access the abstract.

Quality of Life Research
Forrest CB, Bevans KB, Pratiwadi R, Moon J, Teneralli RE, Minton JM, Tucker CA. Development of the PROMIS ® pediatric global health (PGH-7) measure. Qual Life Res 2014 May; 23(4):1221-31. [Supported by grant U18 HS20508.] Select to access the abstract.

Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Navarro-Millán I, Chen L, Greenberg JD, Pappas DA, Curtis JR. Predictors and persistence of new-onset clinical remission in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Semin Arthritis Rheum 2013 Oct; 43(2):137-43. [Supported by grant R01 HS18517 (to last author, Curtis JR).] Select to access the abstract.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Radovic A, Burstein GR, Marshal MP, Murray PJ, Miller E, Sucato GS. Adolescents' attitudes toward expedited partner therapy for sexually transmitted infections. Sex Transm Dis 2013 Nov; 40(11):894-7. [Supported by grant T32 HS19486-01 (principal investigator is Kraemer K).] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to articles by McNellis and Barnes (Am Fam Physician, 2014) and Moyer et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2014) cited in U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)/Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP)-Related Articles and articles by Feltner et al. and Al-Khatib et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2014) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Anderson DJ, Podgorny K, Berríos-Torres SI, Bratzler DW, Dellinger EP, Greene L, Nyquist AC, Saiman L, Yokoe DS, Maragakis LL, et al. Strategies to prevent surgical site infections in acute care hospitals: 2014 update. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014 Jun; 35(6):605-27. [Cites Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data from HCUP Statistics on Hospital Stays, 2013, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUPnet Web site.]

Dubberke ER, Carling P, Carrico R, Donskey CJ, Loo VG, McDonald LC, Maragakis LL, Sandora TJ, Weber DJ, Yokoe DS, Gerding DN. Strategies to prevent Clostridium difficile infections in acute care hospitals: 2014 update. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014 Jun; 35(6):628-45. [Cites HCUP data from HCUP statistical brief, Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI Hospital Stays, 2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.]

Journal of Healthcare Management
Reiter KL, Halladay JR, Mitchell CM, Ward K, Lee SY, Steiner B, Donahue KE. Costs and benefits of transforming primary care practices: a qualitative study of North Carolina's Improving Performance in Practice. J Healthc Manag 2014 Mar-Apr; 59(2):95-108. [Cites AHRQ final report, Early Evidence on the Patient-Centered Medical Home, 2012, prepared by Mathematica Policy Research under contracts HHSA290200900019I/HHSA2 9032002T and HHSA290200900019I/ HHSA29032005T).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Mental Health Counseling
Glueck BP, Foreman BH. Lessons learned from designing and leading multidisciplinary diabetes educational groups. J Ment Health Couns 2014 Apr; 36(2):160-172. [Cites What is the PCMH?, 2011, as published on AHRQ's Patient-Centered Medical Home Web site.]

Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Alam AY. Is provision of safe and quality care equivalent to high-tech care? J Pak Med Assoc 2014 Feb; 64(20):116-117. [Cites the AHRQ Web site.]

Medical Care Research and Review
Hearld LR, Alexander JA, Shi Y, Casalino LP. Pay-for-performance and public reporting program participation and administrative challenges among small- and medium-sized physician practices. Med Care Res Rev 2014 Jun; 71(3):299-312. [Cites AHRQ publication, AHRQ Conference on Health Care Data Collection and Reporting: Collecting and Reporting Data for Performance Measurement Moving Toward Alignment, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Family Physician
Updated USPSTF and CDC recommendations, and incorrect Cochrane review data. Am Fam Physician 2014 Jun 1; 89(11):853. [Presents corrections to article, "Update on prenatal care" in same journal, Feb 1 issue, related to updated USPSTF recommendations on screening for diabetes mellitus in pregnant women.]

CME quiz questions. Am Fam Physician 2014 Jun 1; 89(11):855-6. [Includes question based on USPSTF recommendations on vitamin D and calcium supplementation to prevent fractures in adults.]

McCarten JR, Borson S. Should family physicians routinely screen patients for cognitive impairment? Yes: screening is the first step toward improving care. Am Fam Physician 2014 Jun 1; 89(11):861-2. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening for cognitive impairment by Lin et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2013).]

Le Couteur DG, Brayne C. Should family physicians routinely screen patients for cognitive impairment? No: screening has been inappropriately urged despite absence of evidence. Am Fam Physician 2014 Jun 1; 89(11):864-5. [Cites USPSTF Procedure Manual, 2008, and AHRQ evidence synthesis Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: An Evidence Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2013, both published on the USPSTF Web site, and cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for cognitive impairment in older adults (Ann Intern Med, 2014).]

Muchowski KE. Evaluation and treatment of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. Am Fam Physician 2014 Jun 1; 89(11):874-8. [Uses USPSTF recommendations as data sources and cites USPSTF recommendations on screening infants for hyperbilrubinemia to prevent chronic bilirubin encephalopathy (Pediatrics, 2009).]

 McNellis R, Barnes KR. Vitamin D and calcium supplementation to prevent fractures in adults. Am Fam Physician 2014 Jun 1; 89(11):897-8. [First author is a medical officer with the USPSTF program in AHRQ's Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; presents case study and questions based on USPSTF recommendations on vitamin D and calcium supplementation to prevent fractures in adults and USPSTF-sponsored associated meta-analysis by Chung et al. (both in Ann Intern Med, 2013 and 2011, respectively).]

Annals of Internal Medicine
van Hees F, Habbema JD, Meester RG, Lansdorp-Vogelaar I, van Ballegooijen M, Zauber AG. Should colorectal cancer screening be considered in elderly persons without previous screening?: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jun 3; 160(11):750-9. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

 Moyer VA; U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for cognitive impairment in older adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jun 3; 160(11):791-7. [Updates USPSTF 2003 recommendations on screening for dementia, based on AHRQ evidence synthesis, Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: An Evidence Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2013, and associated systematic review summary (Ann Intern Med, 2013).] Select to access the abstract.

Clark AV, Landefeld CS. A "green banana" worth buying in older age: colorectal cancer screening for persons older than 75 years without previous screening. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jun 3; 160(11):804-5. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2008).]

BJU International
Kim SP, Karnes RJ, Nguyen PL, Ziegenfuss JY, Thompson RH, Han LC, Shah ND, Smaldone MC, Gross CP, Frank I, et al. A national survey of radiation oncologists and urologists on recommendations of prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer. BJU Int 2014 May; 113(5b):E106-11. [Discusses USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer and associated evidence review (Ann Intern Med, 2012 and 2011, respectively), and cites related articles commenting on these recommendations.] Select to access the abstract.

CMAJ
Levy S. Brief interventions for substance use in adolescents: still promising, still unproven. CMAJ 2014 May 13; 186(8):565-6. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse (Ann Intern Med, 2004) and AHRQ publication, Five Major Steps to Intervention (the "5 A's"), 2012.]

JAMA
Rothberg MB. The $50,000 physical. JAMA 2014 Jun 4; 311(21):2175-6. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (Ann Intern Med, 2005).]

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Siontis KC, Siontis GC, Contopoulos-Ioannidis DG, Ioannidis JP. Diagnostic tests often fail to lead to changes in patient outcomes. J Clin Epidemiol 2014 Jun; 67(6):612-21. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored systematic review by Whitlock et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2008) on screening for colorectal cancer.] Select to access the abstract.

Urological Clinics of North America
Etzioni RD, Thompson IM. What do the screening trials really tell us and where do we go from here? Urol Clin North Am 2014 May; 41(2):223-8. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for prostate cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Elstad et al. (J Behav Med, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Evidence-based Practice Centers-Related Articles

American Family Physician
Crawford-Faucher A. Psychosocial and psychological interventions for preventing postpartum depression. Am Fam Physician 2014 Jun 1; 89(11):871. [Cites AHRQ evidence report/technology assessment Perinatal Depression: Prevalence, Screening Accuracy, and Screening Outcomes, 2005, as published on AHRQ's Archive Web site.]

 Annals of Internal Medicine
Feltner C, Jones CD, Cené CW, Zheng ZJ, Sueta CA, Coker-Schwimmer EJ, Arvanitis M, Lohr KN, Middleton JC, Jonas DE. Transitional care interventions to prevent readmissions for persons with heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jun 3; 160(11):774-84. [Supported by contracts HHSA-290-2012-00008-I and HHSA-290-32003-T and based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Transitional Care Interventions to Prevent Readmissions for People with Heart Failure, 2014, prepared by the RTI-University of North Carolina (UNC) EPC under the same contract; uses related AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Postdischarge Care in Heart Failure, 2008, prepared by the Tufts-New England Medical Center EPC, to identify relevant studies and uses methodologies from AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012, and AHRQ-funded article by Owens et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010).] Select to access the abstract.

 Al-Khatib SM, Allen LaPointe NM, Chatterjee R, Crowley MJ, Dupre ME, Kong DF, Lopes RD, Povsic TJ, Raju SS, Shah B, et al. Rate- and rhythm-control therapies in patients with atrial fibrillation: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jun 3; 160(11):760-73. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10066-I to the Duke EPC and based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review, Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation, 2013, prepared by the same EPC under the same contract; notes the availability of summaries of data prior to 2000 in AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Management of New Onset Atrial Fibrillation, 2001, and associated summary article by McNamara et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2003); uses methodologies from AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Pearse RM, Harrison DA, MacDonald N, Gillies MA, Blunt M, Ackland G, Grocott MP, Ahern A, Griggs K, Scott R, et al.  Effect of a perioperative, cardiac output-guided hemodynamic therapy algorithm on outcomes following major gastrointestinal surgery: a randomized clinical trial and systematic review. JAMA 2014 Jun 4; 311(21):2181-90. [Cites AHRQ technology assessment, Esophageal Doppler Ultrasound Based Cardiac Output Monitoring for Real Time Therapeutic Management of Hospitalized Patients: A Review, 2007, prepared by the ECRI EPC.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Mental Health Counseling
Alvarez K, Marroquin YA, Sandoval L, Carlson CI. Integrated health care best practices and culturally and linguistically competent care: practitioner perspectives. J Ment Health Couns 2014 Apr; 36(2):99-114. [Cites AHRQ Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, Integration of Mental Health/Substance Abuse and Primary Care, 2008, prepared by the RTI-UNC EPC.]

Vogel ME, Malcore SA, Illes RC, Kirkpatrick HA. Integrated primary care: why you should care and how to get started. J Ment Health Couns 2014 Apr; 36(2):130-44. [Cites AHRQ future research needs paper, Future Research Needs for the Integration of Mental Health/Substance Abuse and Primary Care: Identification of Future Research Needs from Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 173, 2010, prepared by the RTI-UNC EPC.]

Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Kalra S. Recent advances in premixed insulin. J Pak Med Assoc 2014 Feb; 64(20):220-3. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Qayyum and Greene (J Manag Care Pharm, 2011) which summarizes AHRQ's comparative effectiveness research on premixed insulin analogues for adults with type 2 diabetes.]

Lancet
Sadat-Ali M, Al-Turki HA. Vitamin D supplements and bone mineral density. Lancet 2014 Apr 12; 383(9925):1293. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Levis and Theodore (J Manag Care Pharm, 2012) which summarizes AHRQ's 2007 update of its comparative effectiveness research review of treatment to prevent fractures in men and women with low bone density or osteoporosis.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

American Family Physician
Wilson KF, Meier JD, Ward PD. Salivary gland disorders. Am Fam Physician 2014 Jun 1; 89(11):882-8. [Uses AHRQ's evidence reports and National Guideline ClearinghouseTM (NGC) as data sources.]

Hartman-Adams H, Clark K, Juckett G. Update on latent tuberculosis infection. Am Fam Physician 2014 Jun 1; 89(11):889-96. [Uses AHRQ's NGC as a data source.]

American Journal of Managed Care
Stockbridge EL, Philpot LM, Pagan JA. Patient-centered medical home features and expenditures by Medicare beneficiaries. Am J Manag Care 2014 May; 20(5):379-85. [Uses 2007-2010 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data.]

Bleustein C, Rothschild DB, Valen A, Valaitis E, Schweitzer L, Jones R. Wait times, patient satisfaction scores, and the perception of care. Am J Manag Care 2014 May; 20(5):393-400. [Uses AHRQ's Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey items, as accessed on the HCAHPSonline Web site.]

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Bateman BT, Hernandez-Diaz S, Huybrechts KF, Palmsten K, Mogun H, Ecker JL, Seely EW, Fischer MA. Outpatient calcium-channel blockers and the risk of postpartum haemorrhage: a cohort study. BJOG 2013 Dec; 120(13):1668-76; discussion 1676-7. [Uses cohort data from the Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX) data set previously funded by grant R01 HS18533.] Select to access the  abstract.

BJU International
Ravi P, Bianchi M, Hansen J, Trinh QD, Tian Z, Meskawi M, Abdollah F, Briganti A, Shariat SF, Perrotte P, et al. Benefit in regionalisation of care for patients treated with radical cystectomy: a Nationwide Inpatient Sample analysis. BJU Int 2014 May; 113(5):733-40. [Uses 1998-2009 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 Neurology and Neurosurgery
Rosenbaum BP, Kelly ML, Kshettry VR, Vadera S, Weil RJ. Practice patterns of in-hospital surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia from 1988 to 2010. Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2014 May; 120:55-63. [Uses 1988-2010 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Lallukka T, Ferrie JE, Kivimäki M, Shipley MJ, Sekine M, Tatsuse T, Pietiläinen O, Rahkonen O, Marmot MG, Lahelma E. Conflicts between work and family life and subsequent sleep problems among employees from Finland, Britain, and Japan. Int J Behav Med 2014 Apr; 21(2):310-8. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Surgery
Johnbull EA, Lau BD, Schneider EB, Streiff MB, Haut ER. No association between hospital-reported perioperative venous thromboembolism prophylaxis and outcome rates in publicly reported data. JAMA Surg 2014 Apr; 149(4):400-1. [Uses AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator (PSI)-12, postoperative venous thromboembolism rate; notes that last author, Haut ER, is the primary investigator for grant 1 K08 HS17952-01 (Does Screening Variability Make DVT an Unreliable Quality Measure of Trauma Care?).]

Journal of the American Pharmacists Association
Brown J, Li C. Characteristics of online pharmacy users in a nationally representative sample. J Am Pharm Assoc 2014 May-Jun; 54(3):289-94. [Uses 2002-2010 MEPS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing
Conway MA, McCollom C, Bannon C. Central venous catheter flushing recommendations: a systematic evidence-based practice review. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 2014 May 2; 31(4):185-190. [Uses AHRQ's NGC as a source for the literature review.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Ponce BA, Menendez ME, Oladeji LO, Soldado F. Diabetes as a risk factor for poorer early postoperative outcomes after shoulder arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2014 May; 23(5):671-8. [Uses 2011 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Vascular Surgery
de Vos MS, Hawkins AT, Hevelone ND, Hamming JF, Nguyen LL. National variation in the utilization of alternative imaging in peripheral arterial disease. J Vasc Surg 2014 May; 59(5):1315-22.e1. [Uses 2007-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2006-2010, HCUP Sample Design: National Databases, and Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2010, all published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Laryngoscope
Ishman SL, Ishii LE, Gourin CG. Temporal trends in sleep apnea surgery: 1993-2010. Laryngoscope 2014 May; 124(5): 1251-8. [Uses 2001-2010 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2013, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site; also cites AHRQ publication, Hospital Nurse Staffing and Quality of Care, Research in Action, 2004.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care Research and Review
Saloner B, Carson N, Cook BL. Episodes of mental health treatment among a nationally representative sample of children and adolescents. Med Care Res Rev 2014 Jun; 71(3):261-79. [Uses 2004-2009 MEPS data, citing Design, Methods, and Field Results of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Medical Provider Component (MEPS MPC) – 2006 Calendar Year Data, 2008, and MEPS methodology report, Sample Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component, 1998-2007, 2008.] Select to access the abstract.

New Jersey Hospital Association Report
New Jersey Hospital Association. Year two progress report: Partnership for Patients – New Jersey. N J Hosp Assoc Rep 2014 May; online. [Uses AHRQ's PSIs and unspecified cost data from AHRQ.]

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Kelly MM, Shadman KA, Edmonson MB. Treatment trends and outcomes in US hospital stays of children with empyema.
Pediatr Infect Dis J 2014 May; 33(5):431-6. [Uses 1997-2009 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data, citing Overview of the Kid's Inpatient Database (KID), 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009, and HCUP methods series reports, Calculating Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) Variances, 2005, and Population Denominator Data for Use with the HCUP Databases (Updated with 2010 Population Data), 2013, all published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatric Surgery International
Zwintscher NP, Azarow KS, Horton JD. Morbidity and mortality associated with liver resections for primary malignancies in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2014 May; 30(5):493-7. [Uses 2009 HCUP KID data, citing Overview of the Kid's Inpatient Database (KID), 2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

PLOS ONE
Pant C, Deshpande A, Olyaee M, Anderson MP, Bitar A, Steele MI, Bass PF 3rd, Sferra TJ. Epidemiology of acute pancreatitis in hospitalized children in the United States from 2000-2009. PLoS One. 2014 May 7; 9(5):e95552. [Uses 2000-2009 HCUP KID data.] Select to access the abstract.

Sleep
Louis JM, Mogos MF, Salemi JL, Redline S, Salihu HM. Obstructive sleep apnea and severe maternal-infant morbidity/mortality in the United States, 1998-2009. Sleep 2014 May 1; 37(5):843-9. [Uses 1998-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009, NIS related reports, HCUP statistical brief, Reasons for Being Admitted to the Hospital through the Emergency Department for Children and Adolescents, 2004, 2007, and HCUP Quality Control Procedures, 2008, all published on AHRQ's HCUP User Support Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Stroke
Saeed F, Adil MM, Khursheed F, Daimee UA, Branch LA Jr, Vidal GA, Qureshi AI. Acute renal failure is associated with higher death and disability in patients with acute ischemic stroke: analysis of Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Stroke 2014 May; 45(5):1478-80. [Uses 2002-2010 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Surgery
Fox JP, Vashi AA, Ross JS, Gross CP. Hospital-based, acute care after ambulatory surgery center discharge. Surgery 2014 May; 155(5):743-53. [Uses 2008-2009 HCUP State Ambulatory Surgery Database (SASD), SID, and State Emergency Department Database (SEDD) data for Florida, California, and Nebraska, and HCUP Clinical Classifications Software, all accessed from 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.

Telemedicine and e-Health
Sanders RB, Simpson KN, Kazley AS, Giarrizzi DP. New hospital telemedicine services: potential market for a nighttime telehospitalist service. Telemed J E Health 2014 Mar 24. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2010 HCUP SID data for Florida] Select to access the abstract.

Also refer to article by Rosko and Mutter (Med Care Res Rev, 2014) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles.

Current as of June 2014
Internet Citation: Prevalence and Treatment of Pain in EDs in the United States, 2000 to 2010: Articles of Interest, June 6, 2014. June 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20140606.html