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Dec. 1, 2010

How can the results of Comparative Effectiveness research be turned into more valuable benefit packages?

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Dec. 1, 2010

TREATMENT OF MYASTHENIA GRAVIS. OTHER THAN MESTINON AND CHEMO (IMURON)DUE TO THE SIDE EFFECTS OF THIS TREATMENT MANY PATIENTS SUFFER MORE THAN ARE HELPED.

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Nov. 30, 2010

For couples trying to get pregnant, how effective are cervical caps? Are they effective compared with intrauterine insemination? How do they compare to in vitro fertilization? Do they work better f ...

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Nov. 23, 2010

• Measurement and outcomes need consensus definitions • State Medicaid programs need robust HEDIS and NCQA measures for all severe and persistent mental health conditions. • Consensus definitions wo ...

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Nov. 23, 2010

Infrastructure for research • Infrastructure is needed that supports longitudinal studies including developing new investigators/investigator teams and providing additional training • Facilitate ...

Nov. 23, 2010

• Identify disparities and reasons for disparities and reevaluate the framework for researching disparities The following article was used in answering this question: Davis, L. M., Kilburn, M. R., an ...

Nov. 23, 2010

• Role of the therapeutic relationship (and different methods for evaluating that role) in the service of improved outcomes • For individuals with serious mental illness, what facets of the therapeut ...

Nov. 23, 2010

• Treatment approaches to avoid early mortality and morbidity, which may be due to psychiatric manifestations, including suicide, as well as the result of earlier onset or greater likelihood of genera ...

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Nov. 23, 2010

• The roles of the psychiatric hospital, lengths of stay, and transition support services after discharge

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Nov. 23, 2010

• Compare the effectiveness of strategies to increase adherence to evidence-based guidelines and treatment regimens. One nominator recommended rewording this item as below, stating that it would be m ...

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Nov. 23, 2010

• Comparative effectiveness of correctional programs, facilities, and interventions for people involved with the criminal justice system with serious mental illness. • Please see the attached presen ...

Nov. 23, 2010

• Prevention, early identification, trajectories, and developmental perspectives of serious mental illness • Please see “Catch Them Before They Fall: How to Implement Mental Health Screening Program ...

Nov. 23, 2010

• Dissemination and implementation • e.g., of health system strategies

Nov. 23, 2010

• Compare the effectiveness of strategies to reduce stigma, prejudice, and discrimination among individuals with serious mental illness.

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Nov. 22, 2010

Is the Wireless Motility Capsule (WMC) (i.e. SmartPill) safe and effective in the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal motility disorders including gastroparesis and refractory constipation? C ...

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Nov. 9, 2010

PTNS vs SNS for overactive bladder

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Nov. 8, 2010

? For women in the postpartum period, what is the effectiveness and safety of screening and treatment for depression? Please use the USPSTF framework, which considers not only screening but follo ...

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Nov. 8, 2010

Mindfulness meditation encompasses a range of meditation techniques that have been increasingly used to treat behavioral disorders, especially those associated with stress. Some of these were previous ...

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Nov. 5, 2010

Severe muscle cramps in the legs and feet with severe burning sinsation which may not be related to B-12 deficiency.

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Oct. 28, 2010

For persons with PTSD (and those exposed to traumatic event/s as defined by DSM-IV-TR or ICD-10), what is the comparative effectiveness of different psychotherapy modalities/psychological treatments? ...

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Oct. 21, 2010

Is there a relationship or correlation between vitamin D deficiency and autism?

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Oct. 15, 2010

SKIN LESIONS - (Body is partly to completely cover with lesions). Causes & Conditions: Prurigo Nodularis, Lesions, Rashes, Pruritus, Staphlococcus, MRSA's, Dermatitis. Etc...

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Oct. 15, 2010

Genetic causes of diabetes

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Oct. 15, 2010

This survey would about early warning signs of multiple sclerosis which I documented as late as 2 years before my diagnosis and early as childhood, I am almost finished with a survey. I spent 10 years ...

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Sept. 22, 2010

For pregnant women, or women recieving preconception care, with depression what are the comparative harms or benefits for both fetus/infant and the mother of continuing treatment with anti-depressants ...

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