Outcomes of Second Combination Antiretroviral Therapy Regimens among HIV-infected Persons in Clinical Care

Articles of Interest, June 7, 2013

A weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters, including articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers, mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products, or other research using AHRQ data or products.

This weekly compilation of articles appearing in recently released journals and newsletters includes:

  • Articles funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or authored by AHRQ researchers.
  • Articles mentioning or discussing AHRQ staff, activities, and publications/products.
  • Articles related to AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Centers.
  • Articles related to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force or Put Prevention into 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 Research and Human Retroviruses
Napravnik S, Eron JJ, Sterling TR, et al. Outcomes of second combination antiretroviral therapy regimens among HIV-infected persons in clinical care: a multicenter cohort study. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 2013 Mar; 29(3):574-80. [Supported by grant R01 HS18731 (to first and second authors and the UNC CFAR HIV Clinical Cohort).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Perinatology
You WB, Chandrasekaran S, Sullivan J, et al. Validation of a scoring system to identify women with near-miss maternal morbidity. Am J Perinatol 2013 Jan; 30(1):21-4. [Supported by grant T32 HS00078-11 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings
Breydo E, Shubina M, Shalaby JW, et al. Lexical concept distribution reflects clinical practice. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2012; 2012:61-6. [Supported by grant R18 HS17030.] Select to access the abstract.

Cimino JJ, Jing X, Del Fiol G. Meeting the electronic health record 'meaningful use' criterion for the HL7 infobutton standard using OpenInfobutton and the Librarian Infobutton Tailoring Environment (LITE). AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2012; 2012:112-20. [Supported by grant K01 HS18352 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

Dale JA, Behkami NA, Olsen GW, et al. A multi-perspective analysis of lessons learned from building an integrated care coordination information system (ICCIS). AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2012; 2012:129-35. [Supported by grant 5 R18 HS17832-03 (Enhancing Complex Care Through an Integrated Care Coordination Information System).] Select to access the abstract.

Gamache RE, Dixon BE, Grannis S, et al. Impact of selective mapping strategies on automated laboratory result notification to public health authorities. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2012; 2012:228-36. [Supported by grant 5 R01 HS11855-3.] Select to access the abstract.

Gouripeddi R, Warner PB, Mo P, et al. Federating clinical data from six pediatric hospitals: process and initial results for microbiology from the PHIS+ consortium. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2012; 2012:281-9. [Supported by grant R01 HS19862.] Select to access the abstract.

Kawamoto K, Jacobs J, Welch BM, Huser V, Paterno MD, Del Fiol G, et al. Clinical information system services and capabilities desired for scalable, standards-based, service-oriented decision support: consensus assessment of the Health Level 7 Clinical Decision Support Work Group. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2012; 2012:446-55. [Supported by grant K01 HS18352 (to sixth author).] Select to access the abstract.

Mayne S, Karavite D, Grundmeier RW, et al. The implementation and acceptability of an HPV vaccination decision support system directed at both clinicians and families. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2012; 2012:616-24. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-07-10013, task order 4.] Select to access the abstract.

Nkoy FL, Stone BL, Fassl BA, et al. Development of a novel tool for engaging children and parents in asthma self-management. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2012; 2012:663-72. [Supported by grants 1 R18 HS18166-01A1 (Organizational Factors Associated with Improved Inpatient Asthma Care) and 1 R18 HS18678-01A1 (Improving Post-Hospital Transitions and Ambulatory Care for Children with Asthma).] Select to access the abstract.

Paterno MD, Goldberg HS, Simonaitis L, et al. Using a service oriented architecture approach to clinical decision support: performance results from two CDS Consortium demonstrations. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2012; 2012:690-8. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2008-10010.] Select to access the abstract.

Zhou L, Mahoney LM, Shakurova A, et al. How many medication orders are entered through free-text in EHRs? A study on hypoglycemic agents. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2012; 2012:1079-88. [Supported by grant 1 R03 HS18288-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Jiang X, Kim J, Wu Y, et al. Selecting cases for whom additional tests can improve prognostication. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2012; 2012:1260-8. [Supported by grant R01 HS19913.] Select to access the abstract.

Que J, Jiang X, Ohno-Machado L. A collaborative framework for distributed privacy-preserving support vector machine learning. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2012; 2012:1350-9. [Supported by grant R01 HS19913.] Select to access the abstract.

Radecki RP, McCoy AB, Sirajuddin AM, et al. Effectiveness of bar coded medication alerts for elevated potassium. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2012; 2012:1360-5. [Supported by grant T32 HS17586 (to first author).] Select to access the abstract.

Wu Y, Jiang X, Ohno-Machado L. Preserving institutional privacy in distributed binary logistic regression. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2012; 2012:1450-8. [Supported by grant R01 HS19913.] Select to access the abstract.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Chou R, Wasson N. Blood tests to diagnose fibrosis or cirrhosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Ann Intern Med 2013 Jun 4; 158(11):807-20. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10057-I TO8 and conducted as part of a larger review on hepatitis C virus screening; uses methodologies in USPSTF-sponsored article by Harris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2001) on USPSTF methodologies and AHRQ publication, Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2012; acknowledges support from Christine Chang and Iris Mabry-Hernandez in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.] Select to access the abstract.

Cancer Treatment Reviews
Terasawa T, Trikalinos NA, Djulbegovic B, Trikalinos TA. Comparative efficacy of first-line therapies for advanced-stage chronic lymphocytic leukemia: a multiple-treatment meta-analysis. Cancer Treat Rev 2013 Jun; 39(4):340-9. [Supported by grant R01 HS018574 (to first and fourth authors).] Select to access the abstract.

Cerebrovascular Diseases
Albright KC, Savitz SI, Raman R, et al. Comprehensive stroke centers and the 'weekend effect': the SPOTRIAS experience. Cerebrovasc Dis 2012; 34(5-6):424-9. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS13852-10.] Select to access the abstract.

Conference Proceedings of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Stone EE, Skubic M. Capturing habitual, in-home gait parameter trends using an inexpensive depth camera. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2012; 2012:5106-9. [Supported by grant R01 HS18477.] Select to access the abstract.

Phillips CE 2nd, Keller J, Popescu M, et al. Radar walk detection in the apartments of elderly. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2012; 2012:5863-6. [Supported by grant R01 HS18477.] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Zhang Y, Thamer M, Kshirsagar O, et al. Organizational status of dialysis facilities and patient outcome: does higher injectable medication use mediate increased mortality? Health Serv Res 2013 Jun; 48(3):949-71. [Supported by grant R03 HS18697-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Erten MZ, Stuart B, Davidoff AJ, et al. How does drug treatment for diabetes compare between Medicare Advantage prescription drug plans (MAPDs) and stand-along prescription drug plans (PDPs)? Health Serv Res 2013 Jun; 48(3): 1057-75. [Third author is a researcher in AHRQ's Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends.] Select to access the abstract.

Thomas KS, Mor V. The relationship between Older Americans Act Title III state expenditures and prevalence of low-care nursing home residents. Health Serv Res 2013 Jun; 48(3):1215-26. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS00011] Select to access the abstract.

International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Mogos MF, Salihu HM, aliyu MH, et al. Association between reproductive cancer and fetal outcomes: a population-based study. Int J Gynecol Cancer 2013 Feb; 23(2):218-26. [Supported by grant 1 R0111 HS19997 (Clinically Enhanced Multi-Purpose Administrative Data set for Comparative Effectiveness Research).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA
Conway PH, Mostashari F, Clancy C. The future of quality measurement and accountability. JAMA 2013 Jun 5; 309(21):2215-16. [First author is a former AHRQ researcher and third author is the AHRQ director.]

JAMA Internal Medicine
Mody L, Bradley SF, Huang SS. Keeping the “home” in nursing home. JAMA Intern Med 2013 May 27; 173(10):853-4. [Supported by grant R18 HS19979.]

JAMA Pediatrics
Simpson L. The adolescence of child health services research. JAMA Pediatr 2013 Jun; 167(6):509-10. [Supported by grant U13 HS19564-01 (through the Electronic Data Methods Forum); author is former AHRQ deputy director; cites AHRQ-authored articles by Forrest, Simpson, and Clancy (JAMA, 1997) and Randhawa and Slutsky (researcher in and director of AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) (Med Care, 2012).]

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Yanik EL, Napravnik S, Ryscavage P, et al. Hematologic, hepatic, renal, and lipid laboratory monitoring after initiation of combination antiretroviral therapy in the United States, 2000-2010. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2013 Jun 1; 63(2):216-20. [Supported by grant 5 T32 HS18731.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Chen CY, Stevenson LW, Stewart GC, Seeger JD, Williams L, Jalbert JJ, Setoguchi S. Impact of baseline heart failure burden on post-implantable cardioverter-defibrillator mortality among Medicare beneficiaries. J Am Coll Cardiol 2013 May 28; 61(21):2141-50. [Supported by contract HHSA290-2005-0016-I-TO6 as part of AHRQ's Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) program and by grant K02 HS17731 (to seventh author).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Abramson EL, Malhotra S, Osorio SN, et al. A long-term follow-up evaluation of electronic health record prescribing safety. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2013 Jun; 10(e1):e52-e58. [Supported by grant R18 HS17029.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Soeteman DI, Ozanne EM, Greenberg C, et al. Modeling the effectiveness of initial management strategies for ductal carcinoma in situ. J Natl Cancer Inst 2013 Jun 5; 105(11):774-81. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2005-006-I.] Select to access the abstract.

Liver Transplantation
Orman ES, Barritt AS IV, Wheeler SB, et al. Declining liver utilization for transplantation in the United States and the impact of donation after cardiac death. Liver Transpl 2013 Jan; 19(1):59-68. [Supported by grant 1 K12 HS19468-01 (to third author).] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Wheeler SB, Kohler RE, Goyal RK, et al. Is medical home enrollment associated with receipt of guideline-concordant follow-up care among low-income breast cancer survivors? Med Care 2013 Jun; 51(6):494-502. [Supported by Comparative Effectiveness Research Career Development Award grant 1 K12 HS19468-01.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Fiks AG, Grundmeier RW, Mayne S, et al. Effectiveness of decision support for families, clinicians, or both on HPV vaccine receipt. Pediatrics 2013 Jun; 131(6):1114-24. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-07-10013, task order 4 (to the Children's Hospital of Philadephia).] Select to access the abstract.

Lannon CM, Miles PV. Pediatric collaborative improvement networks: bridging quality gaps to improve health outcomes. Pediatrics 2013 Jun; 131(6):S187-S188. [The conference on which this article was based was partially supported by cooperative agreement grant U19 HS21114 through the Pediatric Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs).]

Lannon CM, Peterson LE. Pediatric collaborative improvement networks: background and overview. Pediatrics 2013 Jun; 131(6):S189-S195. [The conference on which this article was based was partially supported by cooperative agreement grant U19 HS21114 through the Pediatric CERTs.] Select to access the abstract.

Billett AL, Colletti RB, Mandel KE, et al. Exemplar pediatric collaborative improvement networks: achieving results. Pediatrics 2013 Jun; 131(6):S196-S203. [The conference on which this article was based was partially supported by cooperative agreement grant U19 HS21114 through the Pediatric CERTs.] Select to access the abstract.

Miles PV, Conway PH, Pawlson LG. Physician professionalism and accountability: the role of collaborative improvement networks. Pediatrics 2013 Jun; 131(6):S204-S209. [Second author is a former AHRQ researcher; the conference on which this article was based was partially supported by cooperative agreement grant U19 HS21114 through the Pediatric CERTs.] Select to access the abstract.

Clancy CM. Margolis PA, Miller M. Collaborative networks for both improvement and research. Pediatrics 2013 Jun; 131(6):S210-S214. [First author is the AHRQ director and third author is a former AHRQ researcher; the conference on which this article was based was partially supported by cooperative agreement grant U19 HS21114 through the Pediatric CERTs.] Select to access the abstract.

Miller M. Roles for children's hospitals in pediatric collaborative improvement networks. Pediatrics 2013 Jun; 131(6):S215-S218. [The conference on which this article was based was partially supported by cooperative agreement grant U19 HS21114 through the Pediatric CERTs.] Select to access the abstract.

Margolis PA, Peterson LE, Seid M. Collaborative chronic care networks (C3Ns) to transform chronic illness care. Pediatrics 2013 Jun; 131(6):S219-S223. [The conference on which this article was based was partially supported by cooperative agreement grant U19 HS21114 through the Pediatric CERTs.] Select to access the abstract.

Fox S. After Dr Google: peer-to-peer health care. Pediatrics 2013 Jun; 131(6):S224-S225. [The conference on which this article was based was partially supported by cooperative agreement grant U19 HS21114 through the Pediatric CERTs.] Select to access the abstract.

Lannon CM, Miles PV, Stockman JA III. The path forward: collaborative networks and the future for children's health care. Pediatrics 2013 Jun; 131(6):S226-S227. [The conference on which this article was based was partially supported by cooperative agreement grant U19 HS21114 through the Pediatric CERTs.]

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Herrinton LJ, Harrold LR, Liu L, Raebel MA, Taharka A, Winthrop KL, Solomon DH, Curtis JR, et al. Association between anti-TNF-α therapy and interstitial lung disease. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2013 Apr; 22(4):394-402. [Supported by CERTs grant 1 U18 HS17919-0 and by grant R01 HS18517 (to eighth author); acknowledges Parivash Nourjah (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence) as the AHRQ representative to the SABER collaboration. Also refer to AHRQ-funded articles by Forneris et al. (Am J Prev Med, 2013), Maggard-Gibbons et al. (JAMA, 2013), and Kim et al., Penson et al., and Krishnaswami et al. (all in Pediatrics, 2013) cited in Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)-Related Articles.]  Select to access the abstract.

AHRQ-Related Articles

Academic Medicine
Sheu L, O'Brien B, O'Sullivan PS, et al. Systems-based practice learning opportunities in student-run clinics: a qualitative analysis of student experience. Acad Med 2013 Jun; 88(6):831-6. [Cites AHRQ publication, Advances in Patient Safety: New Direction and Alternative Approaches, Volume 2: Culture and Redesign, 2008, and AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Evaluation & the Health Professions
Prescott-Clements L, Schuwirth L, van der Vleuten C, et al. The cultural competence of health care professionals: conceptual analysis using the results from a national pilot study of training and assessment. Eval Health Prof 2013 Jun; 36(2):191-203. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Brach and Fraser (Med Care Res Rev, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Aiken LH, Shang J, Xue Y, et al. Hospital use of agency-employed supplemental nurses and patient mortality and failure to rescue. Health Serv Res 2013 Jun; 48(3):931-48. [Cites AHRQ publication, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2010 User Comparative Database Report, 2010; cites AHRQ-funded article by Needleman et al. (N Engl J Med, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Gray B, Reschovsky J, Holmbo E, et al. Do early career indicators of clinical skill predict subsequent career outcomes  and patient characteristics for general internists? Health Serv Res 2013 Jun; 48(3):1096-15. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Kelly and Hellinger (researcher in AHRQ's Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets) (Health Serv Res, 1987).] Select to access the abstract.

Lutfey KE, Gerstenberger E, McKinlay JB. Physician styles of patient management as a potential source of disparities: cluster analysis from a factorial experiment. Health Serv Res 2013 Jun; 48(3):1116-34. [Cites AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Dixon-Woods M, Perencevich EN. When counting central line infections counts. Infect Cont Hosp Epidemiol 2013 Jun; 34(6):555-7. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Pronovost et al. (N Engl J Med, 2006).]

Filice GA, Drekonja DM, Thurn JR, et al. Use of a computer decision support system and antimicrobial therapy appropriateness. Infect Cont Hosp Epidemiol 2013 Jun; 34(6):558-65. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Evans et al. (Arch Intern Med, 1994).] Select to access the abstract.

Miller BL, Krein SL, Fowler KE, et al. A multimodal intervention to reduce urinary catheter use and associated infection at a Veterans Affairs medical center. Infect Cont Hosp Epidemiol 2013 Jun; 34(6):631-3. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Saint and Chenoweth (Infect Dis Clin North Am, 2003).] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Pediatrics
Homer CJ, Patel KK. Accountable care organizations in pediatrics: irrelevant or a game changer for children? JAMA Pediatr 2013 Jun; 167(6):507-8. [Cites AHRQ-authored article by Forrest, Simpson, and Clancy (second and third authors are former AHRQ deputy director and current AHRQ director, respectively) (JAMA, 1997).]

Sammons JS, Toltzis P, Zaoutis TE. Clostridium difficile infection in children. JAMA Pediatr 2013 Jun; 167(6):567-73. [Cites article by Zilberberg, Tillotson, and McDonald (Emerg Infect Dis, 2010), which uses Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) data.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Glasgow RE, Doria-Rose VP, Khoury MJ, et al. Comparative effectiveness research in cancer: what has been funded and what knowledge gaps remain? J Natl Cancer Inst 2013 Jun 5; 105(11):766-73. [Cites AHRQ publication, Methods Brief for the AHRQ Initiative in Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), 2012.]

Medical Care
Keyhani S, Falk R, Howell EA, et al. Overuse and systems of care: a systematic review. Med Care 2013 Jun; 51(6):503-8. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Landon et al. (JAMA, 2004).] Select to access the abstract.

Neuburger J, Hutchings A, van der Meulen J, et al. Using patient-reported outcomes (PROs) to compare the providers of surgery: does the choice of measure matter? Med Care 2013 Jun; 51(6):517-23. [Cites AHRQ-funded article by Silber et al. (Int J Qual Healthc, 1997).] Select to access the abstract.

New England Journal of Medicine
Kerlin MP, Small DS, Cooney E, et al. A randomized trial of nighttime physician staffing in an intensive care unit. N Engl J Med 2013 Jun 6; 368(23):2201-9. [Cites AHRQ-funded articles by Knaus et al. (Chest, 1991) and Angus et al. (JAMA, 2000).] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Fieldston ES, Shah SS, Hall M, et al. Resource utilization for observation-status stays at children's hospitals. Pediatrics 2013 Jun; 131(6):1050-8. [Cites AHRQ publication, Final Report Observation Status Related to Hospital Records, 2002, HCUP Methods Series Report 2002-3, 2002, and AHRQ-authored article by Friedman, Berdahl, et al. (Acad Pediatr, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Visscher M, King A, Nie AM, et al. A quality-improvement collaborative project to reduce pressure ulcers in PICUs. Pediatrics 2013 Jun; 131(6):e1950-e1960. [Cites Preventing Pressure Ulcer in Hospitals: a Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care, 2011, as published on the AHRQ Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

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

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Mian SM, Lazorick S, Simeonsson KL, et al. Prevention screening and counseling: strategy for integration into medical education and practice. Am J Prev Med 2013 Jun; 44(6):666-71. [Reviews and incorporates applicable USPSTF recommendations into age-specific preventive history charts, citing USPSTF recommendations for 2012, as published on the USPSTF Web site and the HealthCare.gov Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Holman DM, Fox KA, Glenn JD, et al. Strategies to reduce indoor tanning: current research gaps and future opportunities for prevention. Am J Prev Med 2013 Jun; 44(6):672-81. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on behavioral counseling to prevent skin cancer (Ann Intern Med, 2012).] Select to access the abstract.

American Journal of Public Health
Potter MB, Ackerson LM, Gomez V, et al. Effectiveness and reach of the FLU-FIT program in an integrated health care system: a multisite randomized trial. Am J Public Health 2013 Jun; 103(6):1128-33. [Cites USPSTF recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer and associated updated evidence review (both in Ann Intern Med, 2008).] Select to access the abstract.

Nash SD, Cruickshanks KJ, Huang GH, et al. Unmet hearing health care needs: the Beaver Dam Offspring Study. Am J Public Health 2013 Jun; 103(6):1134-9. [Cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on screening adults aged 50 years or older for hearing loss (Ann Intern Med, 2011).] Select to access the abstract.

Internal Medicine News
Moon MA.   USPSTF: screen all adults for 'alcohol misuse.' Intern Med News 2013 Jun 1; 46(10):6. [Reviews updated USPSTF recommendations on screening and behavioral counseling for alcohol misuse in adults (Ann Intern Med, 2013).]

Vancil TJ, Hopkins RH, Golden WE. The effective physician: lung cancer screening guidelines. Intern Med News 2013 Jun 1; 46(10):15. [Mentions and cites USPSTF-sponsored evidence review on lung cancer screening with sputum cytologic examination, chest radiography, and computed tomography (Ann Intern Med, 2004). Also refer to article by Chou and Wasson (Ann Intern Med, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and articles by Reust and Klein and Poth (both in Am Fam Physician, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Evidence-based Practice Centers(EPC)-Related Articles

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Forneris CA, Gartlehner G, Brownley KA, et al. Interventions to prevent post-traumatic stress disorder: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med 2013 Jun; 44(6):635-50. [Supported by contract 290-02-0016-I to the RTI-University of North Carolina EPC and based on AHRQ comparative effectiveness review (CER), Interventions for the Prevention of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Adults after Exposure to Psychological Trauma, 2013, performed by the same EPC under contract 290-2007-10056-I; cites associated CERs, Child and Adolescent Exposure to Trauma: Comparative Effectiveness of Interventions Addressing Trauma Other than Maltreatment or Family Violence, 2013, and Psychological Treatments and Pharmacological Treatments for Adults with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), 2013; uses methodologies in AHRQ publications, Assessing the Risk of Bias of Individual Studies in Systematic Reviews of Health Care Interventions, 2012,  and Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, 2011, and AHRQ-funded article by Owens et al. (J Clin Epidemiol, 2010) on AHRQ Effective Health Care Program evidence-grading methodologies; acknowledges support by Stephanie Chang, researcher in AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Evidence.] Select to access the abstract.

Stein MB, Lang AJ.  What's impeding post-traumatic stress disorder prevention? Am J Prev Med 2013 Jun; 44(6):692-3. [Comments on article by Forneris et al. cited above in this section and refers to full report on the AHRQ Web site.]

JAMA
Maggard-Gibbons M, Maglione M, Livhits M, et al. Bariatric surgery for weight loss and glycemic control in nonmorbidly obese adults with diabetes. JAMA 2013 Jun 5; 309(21):2250-61. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10061 to the RAND-Southern California EPC and based on AHRQ research protocol, Comparative Effectiveness of Bariatric Surgery and Nonsurgical Therapy in Adults with Metabolic Conditions and a Body Mass Index of 30.0 to 34.9, 2010, and AHRQ CER, Bariatric Surgery and Nonsurgical Therapy in Adults with Metabolic Conditions and a Body Mass Index of 30.0 to 34.9 kg/m2, 2010, performed by the same EPC; reviews findings from AHRQ-sponsored evidence reviews by Bolen et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2007) and Bennett et al. (Ann Intern Med, 2011) on the effectiveness and safety of medications for type 2 diabetes.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Smith M, Schultz SK, Seydel LL, et al. Improving antipsychotic agent use in nursing homes: development of an algorithm for treating problem behaviors in dementia. J Gerontol Nurs 2013 May; 39(5):24-35. [Describes and applies the Algorithm for Treating Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia, developed under AHRQ grant 1 R18 HS19355-01 (Improving Antipsychotic Appropriateness in Dementia Patients); cites associated AHRQ CERs, Off Label Use of Atypical Antipsychotics: An Update, 2011, Off-label Use of Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs: A Summary for Clinicians and Policymakers, 2007, and Efficacy and Comparative Effectiveness of Off-label Use of Atypical Antipsychotics, 2007, all published on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Kim JM, Lin SY, Suarez-Cuervo C, et al. Allergan-specific immunotherapy for pediatric asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis: a systematic review. Pediatrics 2013 Jun; 131(6):1155-67. [Supported by contract 290-2007-10061-1 to the Johns Hopkins EPC and Comparative Effectiveness Development Training grant T32 HS19488 (to first author) and based on AHRQ research protocol and CER, Allergen-Specific Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis and/or Asthma, 2011 and 2013, respectively.]

Penson D, Krishnaswami S, Jules A, et al. Effectiveness of hormonal and surgical therapies for cryptorchidism: a systematic review. Pediatrics 2013 Jun; 131(6):e1897-e1907. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2007-10065-I to the Vanderbilt EPC and based on AHRQ CER, Evaluation and Treatment of Cryptorchidism, 2012, and associated research protocol, 2011; refers to associated article by Krishnaswami et al. cited below in this section.] Select to access the abstract.

Krishnaswami S, Fonnesbeck C, Penson D, et al. Magnetic resonance imaging for locating nonpalpable undescended testicles: a meta-analysis. Pediatrics 2013 Jun; 131(6):e1908-e1916. [Supported by contract HHSA 290-2007-10065-I to the Vanderbilt EPC and based on data from AHRQ CER, Evaluation and Treatment of Cryptorchidism, 2012; refers to associated article by Penson et al. cited above in this section. Also refer to article by Chou and Wasson (Ann Intern Med, 2013) cited in AHRQ-Funded/Authored Articles and articles by Reust and Klein and Poth (both in Am Fam Physician, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.] Select to access the abstract.

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

Health Services Research
Austin S, Martin MY, Kim Y, et al. Disparities in use of gynecologic oncologists for women with ovarian cancer in the United States. Health Serv Res 2013 Jun; 48(3):1135-53. [Cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Cai S, Rahman M, Intrator O. Obesity and pressure ulcers among nursing home residents. Med Care 2013 Jun; 51(6):478-86. [Cites AHRQ's NHQR, 2010.] Select to access the abstract.

Modern Healthcare
McKinney M. Partway across the quality chasm: providers improve performance, but good measurement still lacking. Mod Healthc 2013 Jun 3; 43(22):6-7. [Reviews findings from AHRQ's  latest NHQR and NHDR, and quotes remarks by Ernest Moy, researcher in AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; mentions AHRQ-sponsored IOM report, Crossing Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001. Also refer to article by Whitaker et al. (J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2013) cited in Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products.]

Research by Others Using AHRQ Data or Products

Academic Medicine
Bowman C, Neeman N, Sehgal NL. Enculturation of unsafe attitudes and behaviors: student perceptions of safety culture. Acad Med 2013 Jun; 88(6):802-10. [Uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPSC) combined with an adaptation of the survey from the University of California at San Francisco Department of Medicine to develop the survey instrument and uses the HSOPSC 2011 comparative database averages as a benchmark, citing AHRQ publication, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2011 User Comparative Database Report, 2011; cites AHRQ-sponsored Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Crossing Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, 2001.] Select to access the abstract.

AJNR: American Journal of Neuroradiology
Brinjikji W, Lanzino G, Rabinstein AA, et al. Age-related trends in the treatment and outcomes of ruptured cerebral aneurysms: a study of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2001-2009. AJNR Am J Neurorad 2013 May; 34(5):1022-7. [Uses 2001-2009 HCUP NIS data, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

American Family Physician
Blondell RD, Azadfard M, Wisniewski AM. Pharmacologic therapy for acute pain. Am Fam Physician 2013 Jun 1; 87(11):766-72. [Uses AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) as a data source.]

Reust CE. Evaluation of primary immunodeficiency disease in children. Am Fam Physician 2013 Jun 1; 87(11):773-8. [Uses AHRQ's NGC, evidence reports, and USPSTF recommendations as data sources.]

Klein DA, Poth MA. Amenorrhea: an approach to diagnosis and management. Am Fam Physician 2013 Jun 1; 87(11):781-8. [Uses AHRQ's NGC, evidence reports, and USPSTF recommendations as data sources.]

American Journal of Sports Medicine
Holmes R, Moschetti W, Martin B, et al. Effect of evidence and changes in reimbursement on the rate of arthroscopy for osteoarthritis. Am J Sports Med 2013 May; 41(5):1039-43.  Uses 2000-2008 HCUP State Ambulatory Surgery Database (SASD) data for Florida.] Select to access the abstract.

Atherosclerosis
Ferrie JE, Kivimaki M, Shipley MJ, et al. Job insecurity and incident coronary heart disease: The Whitehall II prospective cohort study. Atherosclerosis 2013 Mar; 227(1):178-81. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

BJU International
Kim SP, Leibovich BC, Shah ND, et al. The relationship of postoperative complications with in-hospital outcomes and costs after renal surgery for kidney cancer. BJU Int 2013 Apr; 111(4):580-8. [Uses 2001-2008 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al. Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics
Gaunt TR, Shah S, Nelson CP, et al. Integration of genetics into a systems model of electrocardiographic traits using HumanCVD BeadChip. Circ Cardiovasc Genet 2012 Dec; 5(6):630-8. [Uses study cohort data from the Whitehall II study, previously funded by AHRQ.] Select to access the abstract.

Colorectal Disease
Mills AM, Holena DN, Kallan MJ, et al. Effect of insurance status on patients admitted for acute diverticulitis. Colorectal Dis 2013 May; 15(5):613-20. [Uses 2006-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Calculating Nationwide Inpatient Sample Variances, 2005, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; also uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al. Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Health Services Research
Navathe AS, SilberJH, Small DS, et al. Teaching hospital financial status and patient outcomes following ACGME duty hour reform. Health Serv Res 2013 Apr; 48(2 Pt 1):476-98. [Uses AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators, 2006, as accessed on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al. Med Care, 1998).]Select to access the abstract.

Wiltse Nicely KL, Sloane DM, Aiken LH. Lower mortality for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in high-volume hospitals is contingent upon nurse staffing. Health Serv Res 2013 Jun; 48(3):972-91. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al. Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Li Y, Glance LG, Lyness JM, et al. Mental illness, access to hospitals with invasive cardiac services, and receipt of cardiac procedures by Medicare acute myocardial infarction patients. Health Serv Res 2013 Jun; 48(3):1076-95. [Uses AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al. Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Kyanko KA, Curry LA, Busch SH. Out-of-network physicians: how prevalent are involuntary use and cost transparency? Health Serv Res 2013 Jun; 48(3):1154-72. [Uses AHRQ's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) survey questions, citing CAHPS Clinician and Group Survey, Adult Primary Care Questionnaire 1.0, 2009, as accessed on AHRQ's CAHPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

International Urogynecological Journal
Suskind AM, Kaufman SR, Dunn RL, et al. Population based trends in procedures following sling surgery for urinary incontinence. Int Urogynecol J 2013 May; 24(5):775-80. [Uses 2004-2009 HCUP SASD data, citing Introduction to the HCUP State Ambulatory Surgery Databases (SASD), 2011, as assessed on AHRQ's HCUP database.] Select to access the abstract.

JAMA Surgery
Worni M, Castleberry AW, Clary BM, et al. Concomitant vascular reconstruction during pancreatectomy for malignant disease. JAMA Surg 2013 Apr; 148(4):331-8. [Uses 2000-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and uses the AHRQ-funded adaptation of the Charlson comorbidity index as described in AHRQ-funded article by Deyo, Cherkin, and Ciol (J Clin Epidemiol, 1992).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Blecker S, Paul M, Ogedegbe G, et al. Heart failure-associated hospitalizations in the United States. J Am Coll Cardiol 2013 Mar 26; 61(12):1259-67. [Uses 2001-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American)
Lin CA, Kuo AC, Takemoto S. Comorbidities and perioperative complications in HIV-positive patients undergoing primary total hip and knee arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2013 Jun 5; 95(11):1028-36. [Uses 2000-2008 HCUP NIS data, as accessed on AHRQ's HCUP Web site, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al. Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved
Whitaker RG, Beiter KL, Weinberger M, et al. Colorectal cancer surgery outcomes for vulnerable patients in safety-net versus non-safety-met hospitals. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2013 May; 24(2):718-29. [Uses 2005-2007 HCUP NIS data, citing Introduction to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site; cites AHRQ's NHDR, 2005.] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Neurosurgery
Fargen KM, Rahman M, Neal D, et al. Prevalence of patient safety indicators and hospital-acquired conditions in those treated for unruptured cerebral aneurysms: establishing standard performance measures using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database. J Neurosurg 2013 Jun 7. [Epub ahead of print. Uses AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators (citing Quality Indicator User Guide: patient Safety Indicators (PSI) Composite Measures Version 4.4) and 2002-2010 HCUP NIS data, and AHRQ's Elixhauser comorbidity measures (Elixhauser et al. Med Care, 1998).] Select to access the abstract.

Journal of Surgical Research
Onwugbufor MT, Obirieze AC, Ortega G, et al. Surgical management of esophageal diverticulum: a review of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database. J Surg Res 2012 Jun 2. [Epub ahead of print. Uses 2000-2009 HCUP NIS data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Medical Care
Werner RM, Duggan M, Duey K, et al. The patient-centered medical home: an evaluation of a single private payer demonstration in New Jersey. Med Care 2013 Jun; 51(6):487-93. [Uses AHRQ's Prevention Quality Indicators, citing Prevention Quality Indicators Overview, 2004, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

FitzHenry F, Murff HJ, Matheny ME, et al. Exploring the frontier of electronic health record surveillance: the case of postoperative complications. Med Care 2013 Jun; 51(6):509-16. [Uses selected AHRQ PSIs, citing Guide to Patient Safety Indicators Version 3.1, 2007.] Select to access the abstract.

Hausmann LR, Gao S, Mor MK, et al. Understanding racial and ethnic differences in patient experiences with outpatient health care in Veterans Affairs medical centers. Med Care 2013 Jun; 51(6):532-9. [Uses CAHPS domains, citing CAHPS Clinician & Group Surveys and Instructions: Fielding the CAHPS Clinician & Group Surveys, as published on AHRQ's CAHPS Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Pediatrics
Farst K, Ambadwar PB, King AJ, et al. Trends in hospitalization rates and severity of injuries from abuse in young children, 1997-2009. Pediatrics 2013 Jun; 131(6):e1796-e1802. [Uses 1997-2009 HCUP NIS data.] Select to access the abstract.

Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Berry EA, Kelton CM, Guo JJ, et al. Adaptation and application of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's asthma admission rate pediatric quality indicator to Ohio Medicaid claims data. Res Soc Adm Pharm 2013 May-Jun; 9(3):240-50. [Uses AHRQ's asthma admission rate pediatric quality indicator (PQI), citing AHRQ technical report, Measures of Pediatric Health Care Quality Based on Hospital Administrative Data: the Pediatric Quality Indicators and Pediatric Quality Indicators #14 Technical Specifications Area Level Indicator AHRQ Quality Indicators, Version 4.3, as published on AHRQ's Quality Indicators Web site; also cites Asthma Admission Rate Measure Summary as published on AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™ and AHRQ publication, Care of Children and Adolescents in U.S. Hospitals, HCUP Fact Book 4, 2003.] Select to access the abstract.

Spine
Fineberg SJ, Oblesby M, Patel AA, et al. Outcomes of cervical spine surgery in teaching and non-teaching hospitals. Spine 2013 Jun 1; 38(13):1089-96. [Uses 2002-2009 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data, citing Overview of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2002-2009, as published on AHRQ's HCUP Web site.] Select to access the abstract.

Current as of June 2013
Internet Citation: Outcomes of Second Combination Antiretroviral Therapy Regimens among HIV-infected Persons in Clinical Care: Articles of Interest, June 7, 2013. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/articles-of-interest/20130607.html