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Jan. 16, 2011

The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) proposes to update the following 4 guideline topics from the 2006 publication on the Diagnosis and Management of Cough: ACCP Evidence-Based Clinical Pra ...

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Jan. 16, 2011

The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) proposes to update the following guideline topics from the 2007 publication on the Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer: ACCP Evidence-Based Clinical ...

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Jan. 14, 2011

The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) proposes to update the medical therapies section of 2007 updated publication on Medical Therapies for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: ACCP Evidence-Bas ...

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Jan. 12, 2011

For women presenting with an acute coronary syndrome, what is the comparative effectiveness of the newer and more potent anti-platelet agents vs. older and less potent anti-platelet agents.

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Jan. 9, 2011

For patients with HIV/AIDS what is the comparative effectiveness of antiviral therapy and antibacterial therapy in combination with antifungal therapy and suna therapy/Infarred therapy? Or how can the ...

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Jan. 8, 2011

NICHE PROGRAM AND GERAITRICS RE: HOME CARE MANAGEMENT IN A FAILING ECONOMY; DYSFUNCTIONAL NUCLEAR FAMILIES

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Jan. 7, 2011

What is the comparative effectiveness of various local treatments for (1) unresectable liver metastases and (2) unresectable, localized hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)? Does the comparative effectiven ...

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Jan. 7, 2011

For patients with cancer of the upper abdomen (eg, stomach, hepatobiliary tract, pancreas), the lower abdomen (eg, anorectal locations), or the pelvis, including but not limited to gynecologic (eg, ce ...

Dec. 30, 2010

What is the comparative effectiveness of new modalities or approaches to breast imaging, compared to standard approaches, to screen for, diagnose, plan treatment or follow up patients with breast canc ...

Dec. 30, 2010

What is the comparative effectiveness of image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) with conventional intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) (sometimes called 4D IMRT) versus IMRT alone for improving outcomes ...

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Dec. 30, 2010

What is the comparative effectiveness of various local treatments for (1) localized non-small-cell lung cancer (stage T1 or T2a) compared to stereotactic body radiotherapy in those who are not surgica ...

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Dec. 23, 2010

Is transurethral radiofrequency therapy, e.g.Renessa procedure, safe and effective, especially long term, for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence?

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Dec. 13, 2010

?For recipients of deceased donor kidney (SD, ECD, DCD) transplants, what is the comparative effectiveness of different induction agents (perioperative administration of an intensive immunosuppression ...

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Dec. 10, 2010

hOW CAN WE PREVENT RE-ADMISSIONS FOR PATIENTS WITH CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE

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Dec. 9, 2010

Comparative effectiveness of new therapeutic approaches to the treatment of Wet AMD

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Dec. 7, 2010

Is Heavy Charged Particle THerapy likely to be more cost-effective than conventional or Proton beam radiotherapy for treating cancer

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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