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Research Summaries for Consumers, Clinicians, and Policymakers

 

The Effective Health Care Program creates free research summaries about the benefits and risks of different treatments for different health conditions. The summaries are based on comparative effectiveness reviews that cover health topics suggested by the public. These research summaries are not clinical recommendations or guidelines and should not be interpreted as such.

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 Breathing Conditions
Consumer Summaries Clinician Summaries Policymaker Summaries
Interventions To Improve Antibiotic Prescribing for Uncomplicated Acute Respiratory Tract Infections Apr. 6, 2016
AHRQ Pub. No. 15(16)-EHC033-3-EF
 Cancer
Consumer Summaries Clinician Summaries Policymaker Summaries
Having a Breast Biopsy: A Review of the Research for Women and Their Families May 26, 2016
AHRQ Pub. No. 14(16)-EHC040-A-EF
Core-Needle Biopsy for Breast Abnormalities May 26, 2016
AHRQ Pub. No. 14(16)-EHC040-3-EF
Treating Localized Prostate Cancer: A Review of the Research for Adults Jan. 21, 2016
AHRQ Pub. No. 15-EHC004-EF-A
Therapies for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer Jan. 21, 2016
AHRQ Pub. No. 15-EHC004-EF-3
Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer: A Summary for Adults and Their Caregivers (En Español) Sept. 2, 2015
AHRQ Pub. No. 15-EHC001-A-EF
Radiotherapy Treatments for Head and Neck Cancer Sept. 2, 2015
AHRQ Pub. No. 15-EHC001-3-EF
 Developmental Delays, ADHD, Autism
Consumer Summaries Clinician Summaries Policymaker Summaries
Therapies for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (En Español) Sept. 23, 2014
AHRQ Pub. No. 14-EHC036-A
Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Sept. 23, 2014
AHRQ Pub. No. 14-EHC036-3
 Digestive System Conditions
Consumer Summaries Clinician Summaries Policymaker Summaries
Treatments for Fecal Incontinence: A Review of the Research for Adults Jul. 5, 2016
AHRQ Pub. No. 15(16)-EHC037-A
Treatments for Fecal Incontinence: Current State of the Evidence Jul. 5, 2016
AHRQ Pub. No. 15(16)-EHC037-3-EF
Treatment Options for GERD or Acid Reflux Disease: A Review of the Research for Adults (En Español) Sept. 23, 2011
AHRQ Pub. No. 11-EHC049-A
Managing Chronic Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Sept. 23, 2011
AHRQ Pub. No. 11-EHC-049-3
Diagnosis of Celiac Disease: Current State of the Evidence Jul. 26, 2016
 Functional Limitations and Physical Disabilities
Consumer Summaries Clinician Summaries Policymaker Summaries
Early Imaging for Back Pain and Clinical Outcomes in Older Adults: A Brief Summary of Findings and Key Points for Clinician-Patient Discussions May 13, 2016
A Randomized Trial of Epidural Glucocorticoid Injections for Spinal Stenosis: A Brief Summary of Findings for Clinicians Jun. 29, 2016
 Genitourinary Conditions
Consumer Summaries Clinician Summaries Policymaker Summaries
Non-surgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence: A Review of the Research for Women (En Español) Apr. 9, 2012
AHRQ Pub. No. 11(12)-EHC074-A
Non-surgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Adult Women: Diagnosis and Comparative Effectiveness Apr. 9, 2012
AHRQ Pub. No. 11(12)-EHC-074-3
 Heart and Blood Vessel Conditions
Consumer Summaries Clinician Summaries Policymaker Summaries
Treating Infantile Hemangiomas in Children Jun. 21, 2016
AHRQ Pub. No. 16-EHC002-A
Management of Infantile Hemangioma Jun. 21, 2016
AHRQ Pub. No. 16-EHC002-3-EF
Management of Infantile Hemangioma Jun. 21, 2016
AHRQ Pub. No. 16-EHC002-2-EF
Preventing Blood Clots After Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery or Surgery for a Broken Hip: A Review of the Research for Adults (En Español) Aug. 30, 2012
AHRQ Pub. No. 12-EHC020-A
Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Orthopedic Surgery Aug. 30, 2012
AHRQ Pub. No. 12-EHC020-3
Transitional Care Interventions To Prevent Readmissions for People With Heart Failure Oct. 16, 2015
AHRQ Pub. No. 14(15)-EHC021-3-EF
Utilization and Clinical Data on In-Hospital Off-Label Uses of Recombinant Factor VIIa Oct. 29, 2010
AHRQ Pub. No. 10(11)-EHC030-3
 Mental Health
Consumer Summaries Clinician Summaries Policymaker Summaries
Treating Binge-Eating Disorder: A Review of Evidence for Adults May 24, 2016
AHRQ Pub. No. 15(16)-EHC030-A
Management and Outcomes of Binge-Eating Disorder in Adults: Current State of the Evidence May 24, 2016
AHRQ Pub. No. 15(16)-EHC030-3-EF
Medicines To Treat Alcohol Use Disorder: A Review of the Research for Adults Feb. 16, 2016
AHRQ Pub. No. 14(16)-EHC029-A
Pharmacotherapy for Adults With Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) in Outpatient Settings Feb. 16, 2016
AHRQ Pub. No. 4(16)-EHC029-3-EF
Depression After Brain Injury: A Guide for Patients and Their Caregivers (En Español) Apr. 13, 2011
AHRQ Pub. No. No. 11-EHC017-A
Depression After Traumatic Brain Injury Apr. 13, 2011
AHRQ Pub. No. No. 11-EHC017-3
Depression Following a Traumatic Brain Injury Nov. 21, 2011
AHRQ Pub. No. 11-EHC017-2
 Muscle, Bone, and Joint Conditions
Consumer Summaries Clinician Summaries Policymaker Summaries
Reducing the Risk of Bone Fracture: A Review of the Research for Adults With Low Bone Density (En Español) May 16, 2012
AHRQ Pub. No. 12-EHC023-A
Treatment To Prevent Osteoporotic Fractures: An Update May 16, 2012
AHRQ Pub. No. 12-EHC023-3
Managing Osteoarthritis Pain With Medicines: A Review of the Research for Adults (En Español) Feb. 15, 2012
AHRQ Pub. No. 06(07)-EHC009-A
Analgesics for Osteoarthritis Feb. 15, 2012
AHRQ Pub. No. 11(12)-EHC076-3
Managing Pain From a Broken Hip: A Guide for Adults and Their Caregivers (En Español) May 17, 2011
AHRQ Pub. No. 11-EHC022-A
Pain Management Interventions for Elderly Patients With Hip Fracture May 17, 2011
AHRQ Pub. No. 11-EHC022-3
 Pregnancy and Childbirth
Consumer Summaries Clinician Summaries Policymaker Summaries
Progestogens To Prevent Preterm Birth: A Review of the Research About Progestogens for Women at Risk (En Español) Sept. 21, 2012
AHRQ Pub. No. 12-EHC105-A
Progestogens for Prevention of Preterm Birth Sept. 21, 2012
AHRQ Pub. No. 12-EHC105-3
Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage: Current State of the Evidence Jul. 12, 2016