July 2013

Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
[Anesthesiology archives]

1. Aboumatar HJ, Cooper LA. Contextualizing patient-centered care to fulfill its promise of better health outcomes: beyond who, what, and why. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Apr 16;158(8):628-9.
Key words: patient-centered care, patient involvement, quality

2. Boult C, Leff B, Boyd CM, Wolff JL, Marsteller JA, Frick KD, Wegener S, Reider L, Frey K, Mroz TM, Karm L, Scharfstein DO. A matched-pair cluster-randomized trial of guided care for high-risk older patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 May;28(5):612-21.
Key words: multi-morbidity, primary care, care management, randomized controlled trial, transitional care

3. Cooper LA, Marsteller JA, Noronha GJ, Flynn SJ, Carson KA, Boonyasai RT, Anderson CA, Aboumatar HJ, Roter DL, Dietz KB, Miller ER 3rd, Prokopowicz GP, Dalcin AT, Charleston JB, Simmons M, Huizinga MM. A multi-level system quality improvement intervention to reduce racial disparities in hypertension care and control: study protocol. Implement Sci. 2013 Jun 4;8(1):60.
Key words: quality improvement, hypertension, health disparities, pragmatic trial, organizational culture

4. Cohen SP, Bicket MC, Jamison D, Wilkinson I, Rathmell JP. Epidural steroids: A comprehensive, evidence-based review. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2013 May-June; 38(3): 175-200.
Key words: sciatica; radiculopathy; epidural steroid; transforaminal; nerve root block

5. Datta S, Manchikanti L, Falco FJ, Calodney AK, Atluri S, Benyamin RM, Buenaventura RM, Cohen SP. Diagnostic utility of selective nerve root blocks in the diagnosis of lumbosacral radicular pain: systematic review and update of current evidence. Pain Physician. 2013 April; 16(2 Suppl): SE97-124.
Key words: diagnostic; predictive value; selective nerve root block; radiculopathy; sciatica

6. Frank SM, Rothschild JA, Masear CG, MD, Rivers RJ, Merritt WT, Savage WJ, Ness PM. Optimizing preoperative blood ordering with data acquired from an anesthesia information management system.
Anesthesiology. 2013 June;118(6):1286-97.
Key words: Blood, ordering, AIMS, MSBOS

7. Hsu E, Cohen SP. Postamputation pain: Epidemiology, mechanisms and treatment. J Pain Res. 2013; 6: 121-36.
Key words: phantom limb; postamputation; residual limb; stump

8. Manchikanti L, Benyamin RM, Singh V, Falco FJ, Hameed H, Derby R, Wolfer LR, Helm S 2nd, Calodney AK, Datta S, Snook LT, Caraway DL, Hirsch JA, Cohen SP. An update of the systematic appraisal of the accuracy and utility of lumbar discography in chronic low back pain. Pain Physician. 2013 April; 16(2 Suppl): SE55-95.
Key words: lumbar discography; discogenic pain; predictive value; discogram

9. Makary MA, Aswani MS, Ibrahim AM, Reagan J, Wick EC, Pronovost PJ. Variation in surgical site infection monitoring and reporting by state. J Healthc Qual. 2013 Mar-Apr;35(2):41-6.
Key words: legislation, public reporting, surgical site infection

10. Matar DS, Pham JC, Louis TA, Berenholtz SM. Achieving and sustaining ventilator-associated pneumonia-free time among Intensive Care Units (ICUs): Evidence from the Keystone ICU Quality Improvement Collaborative. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Jul;34(7):740-3.
Key words: ventilator-associate pneumonia, VAP, hospital-acquired infection, intensive care unit, ICU

11. Mehtsun WT, Ibrahim AM, Diener-West M, Pronovost PJ, Makary MA. Surgical never events in the United States. Surgery. 2013 Apr;153(4):465-72.
Key words: surgery, never events, malpractice claims

12. Singh V, Manchikanti L, Calodney AK, Staats PS, Falco FJ, Caraway DL, Hirsch JA, Cohen SP. Percutaneous lumbar laser disc decompression: an update of current evidence.
Pain Physician 2013; 16 (2 Suppl): SE229-60.
Key words: minimally invasive; disc decompression; radiculopathy; sciatica; laser

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