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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Badawy SM, Payne AB
Association between clinical outcomes and metformin use in adults with sickle cell disease and diabetes mellitus.
This study tested the hypothesis that metformin use for treatment of diabetes mellitus is associated with fewer sickle cell disease (SCD) adverse outcomes and lower health care utilization among patients with SCD and diabetes mellitus. This retrospective cohort study used data from MarketScan Medicaid claims for 2006 to 2016. SCD patients who were metformin users and nonusers were compared. Patients on hydroxyurea, insulin, or iron chelation were excluded. Metformin was found to be associated with significantly fewer inpatient and emergency department encounters in adults with SCD and diabetes mellitus.
Citation: Badawy SM, Payne AB . Association between clinical outcomes and metformin use in adults with sickle cell disease and diabetes mellitus. Blood Adv 2019 Nov 12;3(21):3297-306. doi: 10.1182/bloodadvances.2019000838..
Keywords: Sickle Cell Disease, Diabetes, Chronic Conditions, Medication, Outcomes, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
Crosby LE, Walton A, Shook LM
Development of a hydroxyurea decision aid for parents of children with sickle cell anemia.
This study developed a decision aid for use of hydroxyurea for parents of children with sickle cell anemia. There are national evidence-based guidelines, but they do not offer strategies for implementation. A multicomponent decision aid was developed via a needs assessment, clinic observations and iterative feedback. The decision aid was considered useful by the 75 parents and 28 clinicians who participated in all phases of the study.
Citation: Crosby LE, Walton A, Shook LM . Development of a hydroxyurea decision aid for parents of children with sickle cell anemia. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2019 Jan;41(1):56-63. doi: 10.1097/mph.0000000000001257..
Keywords: Caregiving, Children/Adolescents, Chronic Conditions, Decision Making, Education: Patient and Caregiver, Medication, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Sickle Cell Disease