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Mar. 2, 2011

For children ages 10-17, what is being done nationally to develop a diabetes prevention program (DPP) curriculum?

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Feb. 18, 2011

Cost effective long term care of the frail elderly

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Feb. 15, 2011

In patients with ostoarthrisis, what is the effectiveness of alkaline ionized water from a Chanson Water ionizer in improving health outcomes and pain and stiffness relief vs. current drug treatments. ...

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Feb. 12, 2011

To test whether CKD patients who are referred to renal nutritionists and receive counseling on how to change their diet to conform to their kidney condition are less likely to require dialysis and/or ...

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Feb. 10, 2011

Key Questions 1. Does routine preoperative testing compared to no testing or alternative testing strategies improve outcomes (such as surgical complications, other morbidity, and mortality) among pat ...

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Jan. 30, 2011

For adult patients with bipolar disorder, what courses of treatment are available? Concurrently, which treatments provide statistically better treatment results?

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Jan. 20, 2011

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) - defined as peripheral artery disease of the lower extremities 1) Does aspirin reduce the risk of adverse cardiovascular events (MI, stroke, cardiovascul ...

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Jan. 20, 2011

Unstable Angina (UA)/Non–ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI) 1) Is there an overall positive benefit to risk ratio for triple antithrombotic therapy (aspirin, clopidogrel, warfarin) in post ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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