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Aug. 4, 2010

Does the use of Cytochrome P450 2C19 (CYP2C19) testing to predict response to clopidogrel in people: (1) with acute coronary syndrome, (2) who have suffered other cardiovascular disease-related events ...

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July 31, 2010

For victims of intimate partner violence (including controlling behaviors), are infant and maternal outcomes better with screening and and referral for services during and after pregnancy, or better t ...

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July 29, 2010

Can screening among the general adult male population for elevated PCA3 (also known as DD3) gene expression, to identify those at risk for prostate cancer who may be candidates for prostate biopsy, re ...

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July 28, 2010

1. Which patients benefit the most from MTM services? 1.1. Which factors, or combinations of factors, are most predictive of the clinical benefit of MTM services? 1.1.1. Disease factors ...

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July 25, 2010

What are the appropriate circumstances and methods to screen for seizure disorders? In Allen Hauser's 1990 survey, "Epilepsy: Frequency, Causes, and Consequences", he estimates that 1 in 2500 people ...

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July 16, 2010

For patients with chronic diseases where large numbers of physicians do not follow guideline based care, such as with asthma-the most common chronic disease, what are the most and least effective inte ...

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July 16, 2010

Alleviate or eliminate chronic ringing in ears (tenitis).

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July 12, 2010

What is the evidence for use of "diagnostic image" determined progression free survival as compared to "symptom based" progression free survival or other outcome based measures, as a surrogate for use ...

July 12, 2010

What is the comparative effectiveness of disease-specific chronic disease self management programs vs. non-disease specific, in particular the Stanford University’s Living Well with Chronic Illnesses ...

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July 2, 2010

For diabetic patients, what is the effectiveness of a routine care plan patient outreach compliance program

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July 1, 2010

Annual reviews for states' Medicaid consumer based services on those permanently disabled, without possibility of stem cell transplant, or miracle from "on high" due to age and/or severity is costly, ...

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June 25, 2010

For patients being evaluated for coronary artery disease, what is the comparative effectiveness of strategies using intravascular diagnostic procedures compared to angiography alone or other strategie ...

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June 25, 2010

Comparative effectiveness of treatments for cataract

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June 17, 2010

How to keep the body flexible and in proper alignment to prevent injury and complications after surgery?

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May 25, 2010

For adult chronically-ill patients of low SES who are living in an urban environment, what is the comparative effectiveness of earlier versus later palliative care involvement on quality of life and t ...

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May 20, 2010

Diagnosis and Management Pressure Ulcer The questions we would like answered by this evidence review are the following: 1. How can we identify patients at risk for pressure ulcers in the hospi ...

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May 20, 2010

1. What are the benefits and harms of rhythm control compared to rate control (including newer agents) ? What are the benefits and harms of strict vs more lenient rate control? 2. What are the bene ...

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May 19, 2010

FOR ALL AGES IS TUBE INSERTION THE MOST EFFECTIVE FOR TREATING AND PREVENTING INNER EAR INFECTIONS VERSES PRESCRIPTION DRUGS?

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May 17, 2010

For ST segment elevation patients undergoing PCI -percutaneous coronary intervention, what is the best combination with regard to anticoagulation, device and approach to reduce mortality and length of ...

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May 11, 2010

The Obesity Action Coalition is interested in an investigation of the comparative effectiveness of treatments for obesity including: 1. What is the comparative effectiveness of bariatric surgery (gas ...

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May 10, 2010

Question: What is the etiology of cryptorchidism? What are the environmental factors (maternal smoking, maternal diabetes mellitus etc.) that may contribute to the development of this condition? Qu ...

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May 3, 2010

Do "evidence-based" cancer screening recommendations that do not consider racial/ethnic variation in disease patterns contibute to to the more advanced disease stage at diagnosis and higher mortality ...

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May 3, 2010

In terms of fixing depression what is the difference between cognitive behavioral therapy, medication and Subconscious Restructuring® in terms of measurable documented effectiveness?

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Apr. 29, 2010

I want to suggest that people who have the medical aid should use the government hospital. I feel that the government should support its family first before out sourcin. I do not know in other State b ...

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Apr. 22, 2010

Women before 50 with column surgery & without using hormones., osteopenia & scoleosis

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