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Topic Suggestion Description

Date submitted: March 11, 2012

Briefly describe a specific question, or set of related questions, about a health care test or treatment that this program should consider.

Is there an easier way to test for Celiac disease?

Does your question include a comparison of different health care approaches? (If no, your topic will still be considered.)

no

If yes, explain the specific technologies, devices, drugs, or interventions you would like to see compared:
What patients or group(s) of patients does your question apply to? (Please include specific details such as age range, gender, coexisting diagnoses, and indications for therapy.)

Any age group, Any gender.

Are there subgroups of patients that your question might apply to? (For example, an ethnic group, stage or severity of a disease.)

All groups

Describe the health-related benefits you are interested in. (For example, improvements in patient symptoms or problems from treatment or diagnosis.)

Being able to test for it easier and have a treatment for it.

Describe any health-related risks, side effects, or harms that you are concerned about.

Ruining your intestional tract.

Appropriateness for EHC Program

Does your question include a health care drug, intervention, device, or technology available (or likely to be available) in the U.S.?

unsure

Which priority area(s) and population(s) does this topic apply to? (check all that apply)
EHC Priority Conditions (updated in 2008)
  • Functional limitations and disability
AHRQ Priority Populations
  • Low income groups
  • Minority groups
  • Women
  • Children
  • Elderly
Federal Health Care Program
None

Importance

Describe why this topic is important.

Can help millions of people live normally

What specifically motivated you to ask this question? (For example, you are developing a clinical guideline, working with a policy with large uncertainty about the appropriate approach, costly intervention, new research you have read, items in the media you may have seen, a clinical practice dilemma you know of, etc.)

An article in Good house keeping magazine.

Does your question represent uncertainty for clinicians and/or policy-makers? (For example, variations in clinical care, controversy in what constitutes appropriate clinical care, or a policy decision.)

no

If yes, please explain:

Potential Impact

How will an answer to your research question be used or help inform decisions for you or your group?

Help understand the disease better and a possible cure or treatment

Describe the timeframe in which an answer to your question is needed.

ASAP

Describe any health disparities, inequities, or impact on vulnerable populations your question applies to.

Nominator Information

Other Information About You: (optional)
Please choose a description that best describes your role or perspective: (you may select more than one category if appropriate)

Help understand the disease better and a possible cure or treatment

Are you making a suggestion as an individual or on behalf of an organization?

Individual

Please tell us how you heard about the Effective Health Care Program
Diagnosis of Celiac Disease