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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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Feb. 9, 2009

Medical management of urinary stone disease

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Jan. 30, 2009

Population: Children < 18 years of age: 1. What are the incidences and prevalences of non-inflammatory pain syndromes (e.g., benign hypermobility syndrome, patellofemoral stress syndrome, fibromyal ...

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Dec. 14, 2008

As a practicing community psychiatrist working in public service, one of the primary concerns i have, and which i hear from others is the utility of the 15 minute med check. this is now the primary e ...

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Nov. 23, 2008

My nomination is about comparing outcomes of different glaucoma treatments, particularly canaloplasty to trabeculectomy and to medical therapy alone.

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Nov. 13, 2008

Low back pain, inparticular nonspecific low back pain, is a common and overly-treated diagnosis resulting in huge amounts of unnecessary spending. I recently conducted a study which supports this cla ...

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Nov. 10, 2008

A proposal to conduct a specialized hospital discharge planning program that would involve the training of family members to become part of aftercare.

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Oct. 31, 2008

DYSFUNCTIONAL ANAL SPHINCTER... CAUSES AND TREATMENTS AVAILABLE: NONE KNOWN TO ME AT PRESENT EXCEPT ANALPLASTY OR TIGHTENING DONE X2 AT OVER FIVE YEAR PERIOD. REMAINS A PROBLEM STILL. REQUEST ASSISTA ...

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Oct. 24, 2008

Upright MRI shows pathology that you can not see in a lay down MRI. 111 patients showed no pathology in a lay down MRI.47 of these patients showed pathology in an Upright MRI. AMA Guidelines state t ...

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Oct. 19, 2008

OF THE 35 MILLION AMERICANS 65 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, ABOUT 7 MILLION SUFFER FROM SOME FORM OF DEPRESSION. WHEN ELDERLY PATIENTS PRESENT TO HEALTH CARE FACILITIES,PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS FAIL TO DIAGNO ...

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Oct. 9, 2008

Atypical vs Typical Atipsychotics

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Sept. 28, 2008

More research done on macula degeneration causing blindness in eldery . I read where they isolated a gene that causes inflamaion in MD patients, is it possible that this same gene could cause soooo m ...

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Sept. 25, 2008

Use of the forced air warmer, Bair Paws and Bair Hugger in the perioperative setting. What are the risks and who should and should not use it?

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Sept. 16, 2008

Are we doing studies to study the studies or do we want the results of the information to be of benefit to the United States population? Do the government agencies exist to sustain themselves? Should ...

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Sept. 11, 2008

Determination of food toxicity related to the apparent increased incidence of type 2 diabetes.

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Sept. 4, 2008

There is a growing concern that many pregnant women are being induced for convenience (the patient's or the physician's). We know this is costly and dangerous to the infant. It would be interesting ...

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