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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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Dec. 7, 2012

Given that Celiac disease currently affects at least 3 million Americans and has a prevalence of 1 out of 133 healthy individuals, what is the diagnostic accuracy of different screening tests for Celi ...

Dec. 6, 2012

Which is the best birth control medication, based on factors such as convenience, cost, risk of breast cancer, decreased risk of ovarian cancer, and effectiveness?

Nov. 21, 2012

For the disabled and elderly with multiple comorbidities, what is the comparative effectiveness of physician housecalls on outcomes and total cost?

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Nov. 21, 2012

For people born living with HIV born outside the US(particularly Sub- Saharna Africa/Southeast Asia)why is it difficult for them to discuss HIV related issues as compared to those born in the USA livi ...

Nov. 19, 2012

With the utilization of a revolutionary side-turning hospital bed, 4flex Care Bedâ„¢, in which ways could myriads of patients, caregivers and nurses alike, and also the United States Government benefit?

Nov. 10, 2012

For patients in preterm labor, what is the comparative effectiveness of the most common treatments? Which treatments prevent the labor the longest with the fewest side effects?

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Oct. 26, 2012

What is the comparative effectiveness of genetic and other diagnostic tests to identify and treat intellectual and developmental disabilities caused by genetic mutations in post-natal to early childho ...

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Oct. 26, 2012

What is the comparative effectiveness of interventions to reduce non-emergent Emergency Department visits?

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Oct. 24, 2012

Patients & health care workers are now subjected to toxic chemical exposures via airway & skin absorption through the alcohol based hand hygiene changes in clinical sites. For many yrs ABHH has been u ...

Oct. 20, 2012

For patients with ulcerative colitis why do MD's not recommend Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners. I was cured with diet change, herbal prescriptions and acupuncture!!

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Oct. 16, 2012

should I start HIV antiviral drugs?

Oct. 14, 2012

safety and efficacy of deflazacort in comparison with that of prednisolone in systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases

Oct. 5, 2012


Oct. 4, 2012

The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) Venous Ulcer Guideline is one of multiple algorithms available for venous leg ulcer management. Approximately one third of recommendations with ...

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Oct. 3, 2012

Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer 1. How do the accuracies of imaging tests, cystoscopy, urine cytology, urine-based biomarkers, transurethral resection of bladder tumor ...

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Sept. 25, 2012

Can Morgellons Disease/Syndrome be linked to Lyme Disease? Where do the fibers come from that is embedded in a persons skin? Can this disease mimic the DNA of hair follicles that becomes very hard to ...

Sept. 20, 2012

For patients with sickle cell anemia, what is the safe alternative to blood transfusion in management of anemia?

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Sept. 17, 2012


Sept. 14, 2012

1. Does mass spectrometric analysis and therapeutic monitoring of tacrolimus as compared with immunoassay analysis and therapeutic monitoring produce a) better organ survival rate, b) fewer rejecti ...

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Sept. 5, 2012

West Nile Virus

Sept. 4, 2012

Health is found on cellular level and acute care treatments that kill cells will not work as evidenced by epidemic chronic illness. How is differentiation of acute and post-acute treatments being add ...

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