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Sept. 21, 2016

The efficacy of speech therapy after stroke.

Sept. 21, 2016

The efficacy of prophylactic trimming of corns and callouses.

Sept. 14, 2016

Whether using computerized screening questins can be used to manage symptoms og Gynecologic cancer patients (Breast,Ovary,uterus,cervix and Vulva.

Sept. 14, 2016

Update of Migraine in Adults: Preventive Pharmacologic Treatments

Sept. 13, 2016

Substance Use Disorders in Adolescents Questions: What are efficacious/effective interventions for substance use disorders occurring in adolescents (generally and by specific substance of abuse exclu ...

Sept. 13, 2016

Topic: Assessment, Treatment, & Prevention of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents Population: Children and adolescents through 17 years with a DSM-5 PTSD diagnosis or with eleva ...

Sept. 13, 2016

Topic: Assessment, Treatment, & Prevention of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents Population: Children and adolescents through 17 years with a DSM-5 bipolar diagnosis or with elevated risk o ...

Sept. 13, 2016

Topic: Assessment, Treatment & Prevention of Depression in Children and Adolescents Population: Children and adolescents through 17 years of age with a DSM-5 depression diagnosis or with elevated ris ...

Aug. 29, 2016

Spina bifida (SB) is a congenital condition, in which the brain, spinal cord, and/or meninges do not develop normally. The National Institute of Health (NIH) classifies SB into four types including: ...

Aug. 2, 2016

The Effectiveness of Rehabilitation Treatment Based on Service Delivery Program Setting Question #1: For adults who receive an acute-care admission for new or worsening disability resulting from i ...

Aug. 2, 2016

ACC/AHA would like to suggest updating already existent AHRQ systematic reviews with the questions and evidence gaps addressed therein, published in 2013. Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrilla ...

Aug. 2, 2016

Respiratory tract infections such as viral upper respiratory tract infections, sinusitis or acute bronchitis account for the majority of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions (Shapiro 2014). This nomin ...

Aug. 2, 2016

This nomination encompasses several different aspects of the treatment of acute and chronic pain. As access to buprenorphine and methadone is very limited, this nomination instead focuses alternatives ...

July 26, 2016

ACC/AHA would like to suggest updating already existent AHRQ systematic reviews with the questions and evidence gaps addressed therein, published in 2013. Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation ( ...

July 25, 2016

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July 16, 2016

For adults patients with a tracheostomy or endotracheal tube in a hospital setting, what are comparative risks and benefits of the old way of suctioning with normal saline.

July 8, 2016

Key Questions: 1. What is the comparative effectiveness of antiviral treatment in improving morbidity and mortality in patients with HCV infection? a. How does the effectiveness of antiviral treat ...

July 5, 2016

RELEVANT PATIENTS, GROUP(S) OR SUBGROUPS OF PEOPLE. THIS MAY INCLUDE DETAILS SUCH AS AGE RANGE, GENDER, COEXISTING DIAGNOSES, AND REASONS FOR THERAPY: The target population is inclusive of both adults ...

July 5, 2016

RELEVANT PATIENT GROUP: adult patients (age 18 years and older) who present with sudden hearing loss (SHL) THE IMPORTANT HEALTH-RELATED BENEFITS AND HARMS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN, FOR EXAMPLE, IMPROVE ...

July 5, 2016

Question #1: P: For adults who receive an acute-care admission for new or worsening disability resulting from injury or medical event I: Does providing rehabilitation services (e.g., physical therap ...

July 5, 2016

Question #1: P: For adults who receive acute (inpatient) rehabilitation for new or worsening disability resulting from injury or medical event I: Does providing case management services as part of a ...

June 29, 2016

Topic: Treatment of low testosterone in men Proposed draft key questions: 1. Are low testosterone levels associated with symptoms of fatigue, weakness, sexual dysfunction (including low libido and ...

June 28, 2016

AWHONN Response: What do nurses and other healthcare providers need to know to promote evidence-based care and optimal outcomes to pregnant women requiring surgery during pregnancy or birth by cesare ...

June 27, 2016

Urinary Incontinence affects 18 million women in the United States with those under the age of 60 accounting for more than half of the cases. (NAFC website). Treatment options for women with SUI enc ...

June 27, 2016

Topic to explore: the solution identified by latest research (methods, data, underlying themes) which now has to be elaborated on to clarify the details in process and flow. You'll see the outcome wi ...

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