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Nov. 8, 2011

for patients receiving pulmonary therapy for COPD, would results be improved by normalizing blood gases and relieving dynamic lung hyperinflation prior to therapy.

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Nov. 1, 2011

Fibromyalgia. Very few doctors know how to treat this pain. Some states, there are really none. More & more are being diagnosed, but no treatment especially with severe pain. Fibro brings on IBS, mi ...

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Oct. 19, 2011

What is best practice for third stage management during childbirth?

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Oct. 11, 2011

PERMISSION OF INDIANA SURGICAL AND MEDICAL BOARDS AND ASSOCAITIONS TO PERFORM SUGERIES(VASCULAR-NON VASCULAR) IN AN AUTHORIZED HOSPITAL SETTING OR SURGERY CENTER WHEN REQUESTED .

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Oct. 4, 2011

i take diltiazem for my a fib. i am allegic to warfarin. i have found nattokinase (cardiokinase) from www.purepresciptions.com to really work fantastic for me- no danger of clots. my doctor and i am a ...

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Sept. 24, 2011

Reproductive health among urban slump

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Sept. 9, 2011

Comparative effectiveness of ultrasound, conventional computed tomography (CT), multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (using conventional VS novel contrast agents) ...

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Sept. 9, 2011

What is the comparative effectiveness of imaging techniques (e.g. CT scans versus chest X-rays) for monitoring of solitary lung nodules?

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Sept. 9, 2011

What is the effectiveness of the use of pharmacological interventions (FDA approved) in treating alcohol-use disorders in primary care settings?

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Sept. 8, 2011

In view of the latest Affordable Care & Health Reform legislation, how will keeping weak national and individual state-by-state lack of full recognition for autonomous practice in primary care for “no ...

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Sept. 7, 2011

Women are disproportionately affected with thyroid disorders. When I was diagnosed with moderate hyperthyroidism of the Graves' type, I was told that only surgery to remove my entire gland or radioabl ...

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Aug. 23, 2011

For patients with Narcolepsy and sleep paralysis, is there an effective treatment that wont have bad side effects?

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Aug. 15, 2011

treatment that this program shold consider&health care test

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Aug. 15, 2011

For patients with common variable immune deficiency receiving intravenous immunoglobulin therapy (IVIG), what is the difference in long term outcomes for those who receive treatment in their homes vs. ...

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Aug. 4, 2011

In order to prevent the 350,000 annual sudden cardiac deaths a year in the USA and the 21% of unnecessary implanted defibrillator patients why is Cambridge Hearts Microvolt T-Wave Alternans Test a gui ...

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July 27, 2011

In patients with cerebral palsy (CP) and difficulties with feeding, what is the effectiveness of of anti-reflux procedure (since often done in conjunction with gastrostomy placement) or type of tube ...

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July 26, 2011

For Rehab patients, what is the comparative effectiveness of a coordinated primary health care team following the patient with the usual care of hospitalization to home health>

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July 22, 2011

•How effective is Balneotherapy—the therapeutic use of mineral and thermal waters -- for improving the mobility of patients suffering from chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, ...

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July 13, 2011

Percentage of microscopic validation of acute inflammation among appendices removed for acute abdominal pain?

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July 6, 2011

Do patients with chronic illness have better overall outcomes and lower cost of care when they are managed by a specialized care manager? Do patients with cancer have a better overall outcome, improv ...

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July 6, 2011

In patients undergoing IVC Filter Placement what is the indication comparison amongst different ethnicities

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July 5, 2011

For patients who do not have a spleen, what are some of the ways they can help prevent infections.

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July 1, 2011

Do Certified Nurse Midwives decrease risk and improve outcomes to pregnant women?

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June 8, 2011

Management of obesity in primary care Evidence Question #1 What is the evidence that pharmacotherapy is effective in weight loss and maintenance of weight loss? Evidence Question #2 Are certain ag ...

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June 7, 2011

QUESTION: For children and adults with cerebral palsy what is the comparative effectiveness of outcomes for each GMFCS level? BACKGROUND: The Gross Motor Function Classification System for Cerebral ...

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