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Sept. 24, 2015

Histoplasmosis diagnosis and treatment NEEDS IMPROVEMENT

Aug. 6, 2015

1.Among women who have been diagnosed with noncyclicmixed cyclic and noncyclic chronic pelvic pain what is the prevalence of the following comorbidities dysmenorrhea major depressive disorder anxiety ...

Aug. 6, 2015

1.In pregnant women what is the relative effectiveness of available methods for cervical ripening in reducing the duration of labor and rate of failed induction2.In pregnant women what are the potenti ...

July 10, 2015

Our topic nomination is Treatment of PMS and PMDD. The following is a list of clinical questions practitioners consider when managing such cases1 In women needing treatment for PMS how effective are ...

July 5, 2015

For adults with healthprovider induced Compartment Syndrome of arms or legs including amputation of toes andor fingers.

May 20, 2015

Q1. For patients with a diagnosis of ESRD what are the comparative effectiveness risks and benefits of in center dialysis versus home dialysis home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis Q2. What are t ...

Apr. 23, 2015

Our topic nomination is Hepatitis B in Pregnancy. The following is a list of clinical questions practitioners consider when managing such casesHow is acute Hepatitis B managed in pregnant womenoSpecif ...

Apr. 23, 2015

Topic Comparative effectiveness of screening tools for PTSD in children and adolescents.Key questions1What are the sensitivity and specificity of available screening instruments for detecting PTSD in ...

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Apr. 10, 2015

What is the comparative safety and effectiveness of available treatment strategies for women with rheumatoid arthritis who are considering pregnancyHow does the evidence supporting available treatment ...

Mar. 31, 2015

Our topic nomination is Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in Nonpregnant Women. The following is a list of clinical questions practitioners consider when managing such casesoIn nonpregnant women w ...

Mar. 21, 2015

Would patients with Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder PGAD benefit from Deep Brain Stimulation

Mar. 17, 2015

PGAD Persistant Genital Arousal Syndrome

Mar. 17, 2015

Persistant Genital Arousal Disorder. I have been suffering in silence for over 30 years and when I finally got up the nerve to mention my symptoms... feeling the need to masturbate anywhere from 6 20 ...

Mar. 16, 2015

Topic Nomination PostMyocardial Infarction MI Depression Updated Evidence ReviewKey Questions What is the independent association of measures of depression with postMI outcomesDoes treatment of postM ...

Mar. 16, 2015

Immediate failure PTAstent procedure with total occlusion above and below the knee that led to compartment syndrome and a 4 compartment fasciotomy

Mar. 6, 2015

I am nominating an update of a very important 2007 review that has been archived Breastfeeding and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Developed Countries. I would encourage similar key questions a ...

Feb. 13, 2015

What are the responsibility required of a nurse to direct and control an hospital organizationA nurse who is capable of directing the affairs of other health team including doctors...improvement in nu ...

Jan. 13, 2015

For high risk postpartum women receiving public payment for care does provision of intensive postpartum services improve appointment uptakeAll women who experienced poor maternal outcome or who have c ...

Jan. 13, 2015

TOPIC Physiologic second stage of laborWomaninitiated spontaneous pushing the second stage of labor begins at the time the woman feels the urge to push. Spontaneous pushing is defined as a womans resp ...

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Jan. 13, 2015

TOPIC Skin to skin for the newbornSkin to skin contact is defined as placing the newborn in direct skin to skin contact with the mother. This may take place immediately after birth and the newborn re ...

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Jan. 13, 2015

TOPIC Hospital care of late preterm infants defined as those born between 34 weeks and 0 days of gestation and 36 weeks and 6 days of gestation What is the effect of increased hospital surveillance as ...

Jan. 13, 2015

TOPIC Oxytocin postpartum defined as exogenous oxytocin administered after birth to prevent postpartum hemorrhage. oWhat categories of women should receive postpartum oxytocin oShould it be routinel ...

Jan. 13, 2015

For the surgical treatment of clavicle fracture what are the comparative risks and benefits between available interventions Are these risks and benefits different for pediatric versus adult population ...

Dec. 27, 2014

The effectiveness of controlling the spread of tb infection and prevent tuberculous spondylitis and arthritis

Dec. 26, 2014

What is the comparative effectiveness of different treatments for chronic bladder infections in women

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