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Mar. 11, 2013

Effectiveness of aspirin for cancer prevention: Key questions: 1. What is the effectiveness of aspirin therapy in reducing overall cancer incidence? a. Does the effectiveness vary by cancer subty ...

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Mar. 11, 2013

Diagnosis and treatment of low back pain:Key questions:In patients with low back pain, what are the benefits and harms of identifying risk factors for chronicity and targeting treatment based on asses ...

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Mar. 7, 2013

In patients with dementia, what is the effectiveness of psychological treatment (i.e., non-pharmacological; e.g., cognitive or behavioral therapy for individuals with dementia; environmental and behav ...

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Mar. 7, 2013

What is the effectiveness of interventions intended to treat anxiety disorders in children (<18 years of age) over the long term (6-12 months)? What is the effectiveness of interventions intended ...

Mar. 7, 2013

What are the performance characteristics (e.g., sensitivity, specificity) of approaches and/or clinical features/symptoms to diagnose bipolar disorder in children? How do diagnostic methods compare in ...

Mar. 5, 2013

For patients with Injury-induced osteoarthritis, how can we stop the cycle of cartilage degradation, diapedesis, poly apoptosis and further cartilage degradation? Compare Ice/Ibuprofen from active su ...

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Mar. 2, 2013

There are many of us who have endured the results of "recalled" medical devices used for total hip replacement. What treatment exists for cobalt and chromium contaminating the human blood stre ...

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Mar. 1, 2013

Stroke and depression in comprehensive stroke centers and the development of a sdepression screen ing tool in stroke. Where can patients be referred if they have depression after stroke? Health Psycho ...

Feb. 26, 2013

1. For patients with IBS-D or -cyclic, how many/what percentage of patients have symptoms caused by non-IgE food allergies? 2. For patients with asthma or other allergy symptoms such as sinusitis or ...

Feb. 25, 2013

Research into pediatric post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Feb. 23, 2013

I have had skin problems ever since I moved here to Arizona..ulcerated sores that do not heal for months on end! The doctors here have done biopsies and found no name for this skin disease! So ...

Feb. 20, 2013

Is sporadic pneumothorax related to and or a precursor to sleep apnea?

Feb. 20, 2013

Food sensitivities are not always being recognized by health care providers

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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 ...

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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

Are Adults Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder more or less likely to be influenced by groups of people?

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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 ...

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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?

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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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