EPC Publications

Selected Recent KPRA EPC Publications

*The full reports for these reviews can be found on the USPSTF website

*Chubak J, Whitlock EP, Williams SB, Kamineni A, Burda BU, Buist DSM, Anderson ML. Aspirin for the prevention of cancer incidence and mortality: A systematic evidence reviews for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med (in press)

*Dehmer SP, Maciosek MV, Flottemesch TJ, LaFrance AB, Whitlock EP. Aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer: A decision analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med (in press)

*Guirguis-Blake JM, Evans CV, Senger CA, O’Connor EA, Whitlock EP. Aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events: A systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med (in press)

*Whitlock EP, Burda BU, Williams SB, Guirguis-Blake JM, Evans CV. Bleeding risks with aspirin use for primary prevention in adults: A systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med (in press)

*Melnikow J, Fenton JJ, Whitlock EP, Miglioretti DL, Weyrich MS, Thompson JH, Shah K. Supplemental screening for breast cancer in women with dense breasts: A systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med [Epub 2016 Jan 12] PMID: 26757021

*O’Connor E, Rossom RC, Henninger M, Groom HC, Burda BU. Primary care screening for and treatment of depression in pregnant and postpartum women: Evidence report and systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA 2016 Jan 26;315(4):388-406. PMID: 26813212

Berkman ND, Lohr KN, Ansari MT, Balk EM, Kane R, McDonagh M, Morton SC, Viswanathan M, Bass EB, Butler M, Gartlehner G, Hartling L, McPheeters M, Morgan LC, Reston J, Sista P, Whitlock EP, Chang S. Grading the strength of a body of evidence when assessing health care interventions: An EPC update. J Clin Epidemiol 2015 Nov;68(11):1312-24. [Epub 2014 Dec 20] PMID: 25721570

Curry SJ, Whitlock EP. Behavioral counseling interventions expert forum: Overview and primer on U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Methods. Am J Prev Med 2015 Sep;49(3 Suppl 2):S129-37. PMID: 26296547

Hartling L, Guise JM, Kato E, Anderson J, Aronson N, Belinson S, Berliner E, Dryden D, Featherstone R, Foisy M, Mitchell M, Motu'apuaka M, Noorani H, Paynter R, Robinson KA, Schoelles K, Umscheid CA, Whitlock EP. EPC Methods: An Exploration of Methods and Context for the Production of Rapid Reviews. Report No. 15-EHC008-EF. AHRQ Comparative Effectiveness Reviews. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. February 2015. PMID: 25654160

Hartling L, Guise JM, Kato E, Anderson J, Belinson S, Berliner E, Dryden DM, Featherstone R, Mitchell MD, Motu'apuaka M, Noorani H, Paynter R, Robinson KA, Schoelles K, Umscheid CA, Whitlock EP. A taxonomy of rapid reviews links report types and methods to specific decision-making contexts. J Clin Epidemiol 2015 Dec;68(12):1451-1462. [Epub 2015 Aug 14] PMID: 26278023

Henrikson NB, Webber EM, Goddard KA, Scrol A, Piper MA, Williams MS, Zallen DT, Calonge N, Ganiats TG, Janssens AC, Zauber A, Lansdorp-Vogelaar I, van Ballegooijen M, Whitlock EP. Family history and the natural history of colorectal cancer: Systematic review. Genet Med 2015 Sep;17(9):702-12. [Epub 2015 Jan 15] PMID: 25590981 McNellis RJ, Ory MG, Lin JS, O'Connor EA. Standards of evidence for behavioral counseling recommendations. Am J Prev Med 2015 Sep;49(3 Suppl 2):S150-7. PMID: 26296549

*Patnode CD, Henderson JT, Thompson JH, Senger CA, Fortmann SP, Whitlock EP. Behavioral counseling and pharmacotherapy interventions for tobacco cessation in adults, including pregnant women: A review of reviews for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2015 Oct 20;163(8):608-21. [Epub 2015 Sep 22] PMID: 26389650

*Piper MA, Evans CV, Burda BU, Margolis KL, O'Connor EA, Whitlock EP. Diagnostic and predictive accuracy of blood pressure screening methods with consideration of rescreening intervals: A systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2015 Feb 3;162(3):192-204. [Epub 2014 Dec 23] PMID: 25531400

Webber EM, Kauffman TL, O'Connor EA, Goddard KA. Systematic review of the predictive effect of MSI status in colorectal cancer patients undergoing 5FU-based chemotherapy. BMC Cancer 2015 Mar 21;15:156. PMCID: PMC4376504

Cottrell EK, Whitlock EP, Kato E, Uhl S, Belinson S, Chang C, Hoomans T, Meltzer DO, Noorani H, Robinson K, Schoelles K, Motu'apuaka M, Anderson J, Paynter RA, Guise JM. Defining the Benefits of Stakeholder Engagement in Systematic Reviews. Research White Paper. AHRQ Publication No. 14-EHC006-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. March 2014. PMID: 24783309

Curry SJ, Grossman DC, Whitlock EP, Cantu A. Behavioral counseling research and evidence-based practice recommendations: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force perspectives. Ann Intern Med 2014 Mar 18;160(6):407-13. PMID: 24723080

*Guirguis-Blake JM, Beil TL, Senger CA, Whitlock EP. Ultrasonography screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms: A systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2014 Mar 4;160(5):321-9. PMID: 24473919

Guise JM, Chang C, Viswanathan M, Glick S, Treadwell J, Umscheid CA, Whitlock EP, Fu R, Berliner E, Paynter R, Anderson J, Motu’apuaka M, Trikalinos T. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Evidence-based Practice Center methods for systematically reviewing complex multicomponent health care interventions. J Clin Epidemiol 2014 Nov;67 (11):1181-91. [Epub 2014 Oct 17] PMID: 25438663

Guise JM, Chang C, Viswanathan M, Glick S, Treadwell J, Umscheid C, Whitlock EP, Fu R, Berliner E, Paynter R, Anderson J, Motu’apuaka M, Trikalinos T. Systematic Reviews of Complex Multicomponent Health Care Interventions. Research White Paper. AHRQ Publication No. 14-EHC003-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. March 2014. PMID: 24696890

*Henderson JT, Whitlock EP, O’Connor E, Senger CA, Thompson JH, Rowland MG. Low-dose aspirin for prevention of morbidity and mortality from preeclampsia: A systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2014 May 20;160(10):695-703. [Epub 2014 Apr 8] PMID: 24711050

*Lin JS, O’Connor EA, Evans CV, Senger CA, Rowland, MG, Groom, HC. Behavioral counseling to promote a healthy lifestyle in persons with cardiovascular risk factors: A systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2014 Oct 21;161(8):568-78. [Epub 2014 Aug 26]. PMID: 25155549

*O’Connor E, Lin JS, Burda BU, Henderson JT, Walsh ES, Whitlock EP. Behavioral sexual risk-reduction counseling in primary care to prevent sexually transmitted infections: A systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2014 Dec 16;161(12):874-83. [Epub 2014 Sep 23] PMID: 25243895

*Patnode CD, O'Connor EA, Rowland M, Burda BU, Perdue LA, Whitlock EP. Primary care behavioral interventions to prevent or reduce illicit drug use and nonmedical pharmaceutical use in children and adolescents: A systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2014 May 6;160(9):612-20. [Epub 2014 Mar 11] PMID: 24615613

Robinson KA, Whitlock EP, O’Neil ME, Anderson JK, Hartling L, Dryden DM, Butler M, Newberry SJ, McPheeters M, Berkman ND, Lin JS, Chang S. Integration of existing systematic reviews into new reviews: Identification of guidance needs. Syst Rev 2014 Jun 23;3:60. PMID: 24956937

Berkman ND, Lohr KN, Ansari M, McDonagh M, Balk E, Whitlock EP, Reston J, Bass E, Butler M, Gartlehner G, Hartling L, Kane R, McPheeters M, Morgan L, Morton SC, Viswanathan M, Sista P, Chang S. Grading the Strength of a Body of Evidence When Assessing Health Care Interventions for the Effective Health Care Program of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: An Update. Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews. AHRQ Publication No. 13(14)-EHC130-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. November 2013. PMID: 24404627

Eckstrom EN, Feeny DH, Walter LC, Perdue LA, Whitlock EP. Individualizing cancer screening in older adults: A narrative review and framework for future research. J Gen Intern Med 2013 Feb;28(2):292-8. [Epub 2012 Sep 28] PMCID: PMC3614148

Feeny DH, Eckstrom E, Whitlock EP, Perdue LA. A Primer for Systematic Reviewers on the Measurement of Functional Status and Health-related Quality of Life in Older Adults. AHRQ Publication No. 13-EHC128-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. September 2013. PMID: 24199257

*Fortmann S, Burda BU, Senger CA, Lin JS, Whitlock EP. Vitamin and mineral supplements in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer: An updated systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2013 Dec 17;159(12):824-34. [Epub 2013 Nov] PMID: 24217421

Goddard KA, Whitlock EP, Berg JS, Williams MS, Webber EM, Webster JA, Lin JS, Schrader KA, Campos-Outcalt D, Offit K, Feigelson HS, Hollombe C. Description and pilot results from a novel method for evaluating return of incidental findings from next-generation sequencing technologies. Genet Med 2013 Sep;15(9):721-8. [Epub 2013 Apr 4] PMCID: PMC3927794

*Lin JS, O'Connor E, Rossom RC, Perdue LA, Eckstrom E. Screening for cognitive impairment in older adults: A systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2013 Nov 5;159(9):601-12. Erratum in: Ann Intern Med 2014 Jan 7;160(1):72. PMID: 24145578

*Lin JS, Olson CM, Johnson ES, Whitlock EP. The ankle-brachial index for peripheral artery disease screening and cardiovascular disease prediction among asymptomatic adults: A systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2013 Sep 3;159(5):333-41. PMID: 24026319

*O'Connor EA, Gaynes BN, Burda BU, Soh C, Whitlock EP. Screening for and treatment of suicide risk relevant to primary care: A systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2013 May 21;158(10):741-54. PMID: 23609101

Olson CM, Burda BU, Beil T, Whitlock EP. Screening for oral cancer: A Targeted Evidence Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Evidence Synthesis No. 102. AHRQ Publication No. 13-05186-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. April 2013. PMID: 23617014

Patnode CD, Burda BU, Whitlock EP. Future Research Needs for the Comparative Effectiveness of Breathing Exercises and/or Retraining Techniques in the Treatment of Asthma. Future Research Needs Paper No. 18. AHRQ Publication No. 12-EHC118-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. September 2012. PMID: 23617016

*Patnode CD, O’Connor E, Whitlock EP, Perdue LA, Soh C, Hollis J. Primary care-relevant interventions for tobacco use prevention and cessation in children and adolescents: A systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2013 Feb 19;158(4):253-60. PMID: 23229625

Veenstra DL, Piper M, Haddow JE, Pauker SG, Klein R, Richards CS, Tunis SR, Djulbegovic B, Marrone M, Lin JS, Berg AO, Calonge N. Improving the efficiency and relevance of evidence-based recommendations in the era of whole-genome sequencing: An EGAPP methods update. Genet Med January 2013;15(1):14-24. [Epub 2012 Sep 6] PMCID: PMC3932295

CHR-Northwest

CHR-Hawaii