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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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Salihu HM, Salemi JL, Nash MC
Assessing the economic impact of paternal involvement: a comparison of the generalized linear model versus decision analysis trees.
The authors illustrated a methodological comparison of decision analysis modeling and generalized linear modeling (GLM) techniques using a case study that assesses the cost-effectiveness of potential father involvement interventions. They found that lack of paternal involvement was associated with higher rates of preterm birth, small-for-gestational age, and infant morbidity and mortality, concluding that healthcare costs could be significantly reduced through enhanced father involvement during pregnancy.
Citation: Salihu HM, Salemi JL, Nash MC . Assessing the economic impact of paternal involvement: a comparison of the generalized linear model versus decision analysis trees. Matern Child Health J 2014 Aug;18(6):1380-90. doi: 10.1007/s10995-013-1372-0.
Keywords: Family Health and History, Newborns/Infants, Outcomes, Pregnancy, Case Study, Decision Making
Schwenk H, Ramirez-Avila L, Sheu SH
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in pediatric patients: case report and literature review.
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is a rare, demyelinating disease of the central nervous system caused by JC virus. Fewer than 30 cases have been reported in HIV- and non-infected children. The researchers report the case of a 15-year-old girl with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy and AIDS who presented with nystagmus, dysarthria and ataxia. They also include a literature review.
Citation: Schwenk H, Ramirez-Avila L, Sheu SH . Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in pediatric patients: case report and literature review. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2014 Apr;33(4):e99-105. doi: 10.1097/inf.0000000000000237..
Keywords: Comparative Effectiveness, Children/Adolescents, Case Study, Outcomes