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Dec. 3, 2013

Environmental Monitoring in Healthcare to Ensure Adequacy of Housekeeping Cleaning and Reduce the Spread of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs)

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Nov. 20, 2013

As you know marrow transplantation is recomanded in DOCK8 deficiency because this disease is worsening with age and always led to death in the second decad of age, but theses recommandations are bas ...

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Nov. 19, 2013

For adult patients (especially the elderly) with non-melanoma skin cancers, what are the compartive risks and benefits of treatment with surgery versus treatment with radiation (either external beam o ...

Nov. 14, 2013

PICO #1 Population(s): Children with infantile hemangiomas (IHs) Intervention(s): Early referral Comparator(s): Delayed referral Outcomes(s): Minimization of functional impairment and/or cosmetic ...

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Oct. 31, 2013

Treatment of Clostridium difficile infection with fecal transplant therapy in light of the many publications on the topic since the most recent report on C diff was published. This is the most famous ...

Oct. 31, 2013

What interventions are successful in preventing postop infections in vitrectomies on patients with multiple comorbidities. How many and what comorbidities put patients at a higher risk for infection.

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Oct. 31, 2013

Topic Nomination: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Secondary to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 1.Questions to Consider 1. What is the comparative efficacy and effectiveness of currently available ...

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Oct. 31, 2013

• What is the optimal antimicrobial prophylaxis regimen for urologic procedures, as categorized by type of procedure: removal of external urinary catheter; cystography, urodynamic study or simple cyst ...

Oct. 24, 2013

RENAL MASS AND LOCALIZED RENAL CANCER *the following questions are recommended to address the healthcare tests and/or treatments this program should consider: • What indicators can be used to predi ...

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Sept. 19, 2013

1. For patients of limited English competency, what type of translation services result in the best health outcomes, such as accuracy of diagnosis, complete undertanding of treatment and improved inte ...

Sept. 9, 2013

The use of a low dosage of methadone to relieve Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS).

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Aug. 19, 2013

I am a 58 year old women treating HVC for 14 years with Peg-Intron and Ribavirin. No one has thought of sharing a coke straw as a way of transmitting the disease. Open membranes and blood to blood.

Aug. 14, 2013

Topic: Prevention of Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Injuries. Babies are injured during birth- some will recovery , others have lifelong disabilities with Erb's Palsy, requiring therapy and surgeries to ...

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July 28, 2013

Does short term PPI use cause food/drug allergies or intolerance?

July 18, 2013

For adult patients with rheumatological disorders taking corticosteroids, what are the risks of permanent connective tissue damage causing pain and further disability when fluoroquinolone antibiotics ...

July 11, 2013

I would to place for your consideration a nomination for research of an instrument for the detection of a diathesis for PTSD in individuals prior to recruitment and or deployment.

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June 20, 2013

Does creatine monohydrate increase DHT or estradiol and is it a potential risk factor for hair loss.

June 20, 2013

Does creatine monohydrate affect joint range of movement?

June 19, 2013

Rehospitalization for identified diagnoses will decrease revenue for many hospitals. Will the specification for CMS restriction of payment affect mortality for those diagnoses when comparing previous ...

June 19, 2013

emergency care of envenomations a new treatment

June 17, 2013

I would like to be involved and look into studies regarding the menopause -

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June 11, 2013

What is the comparative effectiveness of medication-assisted detoxification and tapering treatment for individuals with opioid dependence? Population of interest: Patients with opioid dependence ...

June 5, 2013

opc 14597 for bipolar mood disoder 1

May 29, 2013

Is Community based medicine effective in increasing health care quality and decreasing cost?

May 24, 2013

For patients with addicitons (ie. gambling, shopping, alcohol, street or prescribed drugs) what are the comparative benefits between different programs for treatment?

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