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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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Johnson MD, Zorc JJ, Nelson DS
Intravenous magnesium in asthma pharmacotherapy: variability in use in the PECARN Registry.
Researchers examined the use, efficacy, and safety of intravenous magnesium sulfate (IVMg) in children with asthma whose emergency department (ED) management is recorded in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) Registry. They found that, in PECARN Registry EDs, administration of IVMg occurred late in ED treatment, for a minority of the children likely to benefit, with variation between sites, which suggested the current clinical role for IVMg in preventing hospitalization was limited. Discharge after IVMg administration would likely be safe. They recommended further research to assess the efficacy and safety of early IVMg administration.
Citation: Johnson MD, Zorc JJ, Nelson DS . Intravenous magnesium in asthma pharmacotherapy: variability in use in the PECARN Registry. J Pediatr 2020 May;220:165-74.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.01.062..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Asthma, Medication, Emergency Department, Registries, Treatments, Patient Safety, Medication: Safety
Gliklich RE, Castro M, Leavy MB
Harmonized outcome measures for use in asthma patient registries and clinical practice.
The purpose of this project was to develop a minimum set of patient and provider relevant standardized outcome measures that could be collected in asthma patient registries and clinical practice. Categorizing outcome measures using AHRQ’s supported Outcome Measures Framework (OMF), a minimum set of 21 broadly relevant measures from 13 registries was identified. Routine and consistent collection of these measures in registries and in other systems would support creation of a national research infrastructure to efficiently address new questions and improve patient management and outcomes.
Citation: Gliklich RE, Castro M, Leavy MB . Harmonized outcome measures for use in asthma patient registries and clinical practice. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2019 Sep;144(3):671-81.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2019.02.025..
Keywords: Asthma, Registries, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Outcomes, Evidence-Based Practice