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Aug. 6, 2010

Identification of Comparative Effectiveness Research Review Topics For Common Gynecological Conditions.

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Aug. 6, 2010

For women with low-risk pregnancy status, what is the comparative effectiveness of continuous electronic fetal heart rate monitoring versus alternative monitoring to prevent neonatal morbidity and mor ...

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Aug. 5, 2010

For a patient with thyroid disease, What happens if you are given 84 (20) mg. tablets of prednisone for an allergic reaction and it has caused excruitiating and chronic illnesses to the point ...

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Aug. 5, 2010

For adult patients with a variety of advanced cancers (e.g. non-small-cell lung cancer, bladder cancer, breast cancer, and ovarian cancer) what are the comparative risks and benefits of using maintena ...

Aug. 5, 2010

For venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis of high risk hospitalized medical patients, a randomized controlled non-inferiority clinical trial should be undertaken to compare standard anticoagulant t ...

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Aug. 4, 2010

Test three cost-free measures (x, y, z) and their effect on a given population (p, q, or r) comparing against control groups, by measuring five objective factors (a, b, c, d, and e). x = water cons ...

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Aug. 4, 2010

Is a life style change approach to patients/individuals with degenerative joint disease more effective than the traditional standard of care?

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Aug. 4, 2010

Can screening and survellance for colorectal cancer (CRC) using fecal DNA analysis improve health outcomes?

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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 ...

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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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