SPAN Studies

ATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER


Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children: The Validity of ICD-9 Codes for Identification of Incident Cases
Lead Investigator: Matthew F. Daley, MD (KPCO)

This study will assess the validity using ICD-9 codes and ADHD-related medications to identify children with ADHD and the incidence and prevalence of ADHD among children and adolescents.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children: Incident ADHD Medical Treatment Patterns
Lead Investigator: Regina Bussing, MD (UFL)

This study will assess incident ADHD medication treatment choices and patterns, and patient outcomes.


OBESITY


Clinical Validation of the DeMaria Risk Score to Predict Mortality After Bariatric Surgery
Lead Investigator: David Arterburn, MD, MPH (Group Health)

This study will examine the external and clinical validation of the DeMaria risk score to predict mortality after bariatric surgery.

Cross-Site Variation in Bariatric Surgical Care Management Programs
Lead Investigator: Sarit Polsky, MD, MPH (UCD)

This study explores the effect of pre- and post- operative bariatric surgical care management on weight loss outcomes.

Comparative Risks of Laparascopic Gastric Band vs. Laparascopic Gastric Bypass Surgery
Lead Investigator: Elizabeth Bayliss, MD, MSPH (KPCO)

This CER study assesses the short and long-term outcomes of mortality, rehospitalization, and weight loss as a function of laparoscopic gastric banding vs. laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures across multiple SPAN sites.

Effect of Bariatric Surgery on Chronic Use of Opioid Medications
Lead Investigator: Marsha Raebel, PharmD (KPCO)

This study will evaluate the effect of bariatric surgery on opioid use in a population of persons with depression and chronic pain who undergo bariatric surgery.
Confounding Adjustment in the SPAN "Comparative Risks of Laparascopic Gastric Band vs. Laparascopic Gastric Bypass Surgery" project
Lead Investigator: Darren Toh , ScD (Harvard Pilgrim)

This study assesses the performance of the three confounding adjustment methods that do not require the sharing of individual-level information for CER studies conducted within DRNs.



SPAN NETWORK



Usability of SPAN Menu-Driven Interface
Lead Investigator: Jason Glanz, PhD (KPCO)

This study will evaluate the usability of the SPAN menu-driven research user interface.

Quantitative Evaluation of the SPAN Menu-Driven Interface
Lead Investigator: Jason Glanz, PhD (KPCO)

This study will quantitatively evaluate the SPAN query tool's capacity to conduct prep-to-research analysis.