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Apr. 16, 2009

For patients with moderate to severe psoriasis, what is the comparative effectiveness of using etanercept (enbrel) versus methotrexate?

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Apr. 14, 2009

What is the comparative effectiveness of interventions for neovascular, age-related macular degeneration(AMD)?

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Apr. 10, 2009

For women, when comparing noninvasive testing,which testing method (echocardiography, MIBI-SPECT, pharmacological testing, etc.) is more accurate in diagnosing coronary artery disease. There has bee ...

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Apr. 9, 2009

In the area of autism research, the vast majority of clinical trials conducted to date have addressed only the questions of how an individual treatment compares to a placebo. Extremely few studies hav ...

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Apr. 8, 2009

For the estimated 70 million Americans with hypertension and the tens of millions more at risk, how would government regulations lowering sodium content in restaurant and processed foods compare to us ...

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Apr. 8, 2009

Comparative Effectiveness of Hydroxymethyl-glutaryl-coenzyme A-reductase (HMG CoA) Inhibitors in the Prevention of Neurodegenerative Disease, Septicemia, and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia

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Apr. 3, 2009

The comparative effectiveness of vasopressors, inotropes, and volume in the management of septicemia with hypotension. Population: patients with septicemia and hypotension Intervention/Comparators: ...

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Apr. 1, 2009

Compare the effectiveness of using predictive modeling data vs. traditional care management systems to empower patients that need care after hospital discharge with information.

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Apr. 1, 2009

For the elderly taking cardiovasculare medications, what are the comparative risks and benefits of commonly used herbal supplements.

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Mar. 27, 2009

What is the effectivenis of alternative therapy vs regular medications in reducing cholesterol?

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Mar. 26, 2009

Why are there no comparison contrast studies for MHSAS Consumer Run Programs (such as PACT) against a MHSAS system run (PACT team) for outcomes and cost effectiveness? The expense of using only medica ...

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Mar. 26, 2009

for patients with diabetes mellitus,What is the effect of taking the opinion of psychatrist

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Mar. 26, 2009

For children with speech disorder, what is the comparative effectiveness of speech therapy delievered through school based speech pathologist vs outpatient.

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Mar. 22, 2009

What is the comparative effectiveness of primary care provided by independent family nurse practitioners when compared to family practice physicians when the two provider types have similar authority ...

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Mar. 15, 2009

Do patients with small (<1.0 cm) invasive breast cancers need to undergo radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy?

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Mar. 15, 2009

For, the disadvantage, elderly, females, minorities and those of varying alien status, the issue is what health services are available and promoted by health care providers in southern California, and ...

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Mar. 12, 2009

Self-measured blood pressure monitoring

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Mar. 10, 2009

For patients with Crohn's disease, what treatments or therapies, alone or in conjunction with one another, provide the highest rate of disease management with the lowest risk of long term complication ...

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Mar. 10, 2009

For all patients, addressing continuum of care, has research analysis been performed to promote the benefit of certified nurse case managers working with physicians to promote appropriate utilization ...

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Mar. 10, 2009

Doctor-patient communication about lung cancer

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Mar. 9, 2009

What is the percentage of patients with severe anemia undergoing iron infusion therapy, at risk for developing dental problems?

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Mar. 6, 2009

What impacts may the use of EHR have in primary care; how can the benefits be maximized, the costs limited, and the harms minimized?

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Mar. 4, 2009

Uterine fibroid management

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Feb. 21, 2009

Does diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental caries in children/adolescents affect physical health including septicemia, bone infections, pain, headaches, nutritional diseases, and respiratory ...

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Feb. 21, 2009

What are effective methods for prevention and early detection of skin cancers among Caucasians, African-Americans, and Hispanics? How can new cancerous tumors on the skin be effectively diagnosed in ...

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