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Dec. 9, 2014

Our topic nomination is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome PCOS. The following is a list of clinical questions practitioners consider when managing such casesDo women with PCOS have an increased risk of develo ...

Nov. 19, 2014

What is the efficacy and comparative effectiveness of pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments for adults with borderline personality disorder What are the harms from pharmacological and nonp ...

Nov. 17, 2014

What is the efficacy and comparative effectiveness of pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments for adults with schizophrenia What are the harms from pharmacological and nonpharmacological tre ...

Oct. 8, 2014

How are the mental health issues of the Native American in Arizona being treated What interventions with the Native American population in Arizona are effective for substance abuse domestic violence ...

Oct. 7, 2014

For adult patients in an acute care setting does providing information about the transmission and virulence of Ebola virus vs. influenza virus change the rates of influenza vaccinations given before t ...

Sept. 29, 2014

For Nurses working the night shift who are experiencing sleep problemswould light therapy be beneficial What types of foods are ideal to promote energy at night and not fat storage do to unatural slee ...

Sept. 8, 2014

Does Vape Exhalation from a Person that has some Illness that is spread airborne getting others Sicker

Aug. 29, 2014

Our topic nomination is Labor Dystocia. The following is a list of clinical questions practitioners consider when managing such casesWhat is the appropriate definition and arrest of the following ...

Aug. 20, 2014

QUESTIONS What are the appropriate indications for tonsillectomy Recurrent infections how many Sleep disordered breathingShould clinicians administer or prescribe perioperative antibiotics to children ...

Aug. 18, 2014

potassium and thiamin in rheumatoid arthritis

Aug. 14, 2014

1.What is the evidence for the existence of febrile seizures i.e. seizures in which fever has a necessary and causal relationship to the seizures and therefore lowering the body temperature is suffici ...

Aug. 11, 2014

What are the indications for inserting tympanostomy tubes how many Otitis Media w Effusion or Acute Otitis Media episodes in what time frameShould clinicians obtain a hearing test prior to inserting t ...

July 29, 2014

Determinants of patient Satisfaction with procedural healthcare.

July 22, 2014

Lack of condom use compliance within the sex age groups

June 3, 2014

Description of a question or questions about a health care test or treatment: o In women with leiomyomas who are candidates for surgery, does the use of adjunctive medical treatment result in better ...

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June 2, 2014

Oppression of nurses

May 26, 2014

Does The use of SCD and ted hose simultaneously decrease or eliminate the effectiveness of the other?

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May 20, 2014

What are the benefits and risks of using functional status and health-related quality of life as health outcomes for quality indicators for the elderly and patients with multiple comorbid conditions? ...

May 20, 2014

What is the evidence that specific quality indicators in palliative care are associated with improved outcomes? Palliative care populations include those with advanced, serious and life-threatening ...

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May 20, 2014

What are effective treatments and procedures for weaning or detoxifying patients off of opioids? What populations of patients benefit from chronic opioid use and which should be weaned off? What alt ...

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May 14, 2014

We would like to nominate the following topics for the methodological AHRQ reports: 1. Examining the robustness of the using GRADE to classify the evidence as high, moderate, or low. 2. Machine lear ...

May 8, 2014

What is appropriate screening for persons with multiple myeloma in multiple family members?

Apr. 3, 2014

When should adults get ACL repair surgery? Orthopedic surgeons tend to be biased toward surgery and recommend it soon after injury even when studies show it may not benefit the patient.

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Apr. 2, 2014

acid reflux / conteneous Burps

Feb. 27, 2014

The relationship and correlation to ADD/ADHD in children to children's sleep apnea

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