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Feb. 20, 2013

Food sensitivities are not always being recognized by health care providers

Feb. 15, 2013

Effectiveness of language interpretation (Spanish)using face to face versus language line (both by qualified/certified interpreter) in reducing patient safety medication errors in prescription complia ...

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Feb. 14, 2013

It seem all you people live in a Ivy Tower! I would like to communicate with the Secretary. I have discovered a way you can Rejuvenate hearing, that you have lost,and even improve the hearing, and it ...

Feb. 14, 2013

Nasal and internal, Methylcobalamin,(B-12) which destroys the Flu,Intestinal,and Cold Viruses on Contact.

Feb. 13, 2013

People with memory problems should reduce their e xposure to video?

Feb. 13, 2013

For hemophilia patients, would the use of Fresh Frozen Plasma or cryoprecipate in the initial stages or treatment for previously untreated patients (PUPS) reduce the risk of inhibitory antibody produc ...

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Feb. 7, 2013

novel procedure known as MILD (minimally invasive lumbar decompression) under investigation for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis. Heavily marketed as superior to open procedure though the FDA ...

Feb. 6, 2013

More research is needed related to the viable treatment of pulmonary fibrosis. My mother died in 1971, and my brother, in 1995; treatment options have not progressed at all, except for the option of a ...

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Feb. 6, 2013

is it possible to extubated the majority of heart surgery patients in operating room and would this improve outcomes and cost savings

Jan. 31, 2013

What are the best options for fertility treatment, in terms of safety and effectiveness?

Jan. 25, 2013

What is the effectiveness of interventions prior to and during dental care (including desensitization programs, sedation, behavioral modifications and standard immobilization) to improve tolerance of ...

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Jan. 25, 2013

What is the validity of standardized screening instruments for identifying psychiatric conditions (e.g., DMID, DSM, DCLD, ICD) in people with ID? Broadly, we are interested in the validity of stand ...

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Jan. 24, 2013

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF LOCALIZED MUSCLE INVASIVE BLADDER CANCER *This nomination is intended to supplement a previous nomination by the AUA on Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-muscle Invasive Bladd ...

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Jan. 21, 2013

For "adult" patients with sickle cell disease what are the comparative related health complications which lead to morbidity? As a result, are there preventative measures that could be taken?

Jan. 15, 2013

Can gallbladder can regrOw with stemcell ?

Jan. 7, 2013

For patients following Total Joint Arthroplasty (TJA), what are the comparative risks and benefits, of postoperative Xarelto versus Lovenox?

Jan. 7, 2013

In a landmark decision in December 2012, The American Psychiatric Association recognized binge eating disorder (BED) as a distinct eating disorder in the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical ...

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Jan. 7, 2013

What is the effectiveness of interventions designed to support children in transition from pediatric care to adult care with special health care needs? Ineffective transition planning can have sign ...

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Dec. 31, 2012

For individuals with depression what are the various evidence based treatments and what is their relative costs including consideration for time to recover and decrease further episodes.

Dec. 31, 2012

You cover a number of topics but you have nothing on dental health issues and options.

Dec. 18, 2012

In patients with Polysytic Liver and Kidney Disease, what is the corrilation with also being high risk for devoloping life threatning Aneruisms.

Dec. 17, 2012

IBS, Crohn's and ulcerative colitis. Since I have been diagnosed I have noticed first how many people are afflicted and second the ramifications of living with this condition. There is no paper in you ...

Dec. 14, 2012

Is there a relationship or evidence to support PANS/PANDAS? (children/adults/patients who develop sudden onset OCD, as a result of an infection?)

Dec. 9, 2012

For the non medicare elderly with multiple comorbidities, what is the comparative effectiveness of patent advocates in large HMO systems that support the provider?

Dec. 7, 2012

Does a mandate that health care workers and volunteers be vaccinated annually against influenza have any effect on the rate of laboratory-confirmed influenza in nursing home patients?

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