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June 22, 2016

Key Questions: 1.What is the most appropriate endpoint for evaluating treatment success for recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI): microbiological cure, symptom improvement, reduction of future rec ...

June 22, 2016

Key Questions 1. What are the general health implications (malignancies, overall survival) and conditions commonly associated (syndromes, varicocele, CAVD, testicular dysgenesis) with male inferti ...

May 17, 2016

Relative effectiveness of integrating MAT in substance abuse specialty programs vs primary care settings; and business models that make integration into primary care more attractive to more providers.

May 15, 2016

Is roflumilast any different than theophylline?

May 11, 2016

Which medications have the best evidence for treatment of neuropathic pain in patients with diabetes? An AAN systematic review was performed in 2011 but requires an update.

May 10, 2016

Evidence gaps for mHealth tools in diabetes

May 4, 2016

I'm 21 years old,I have severe anxiety along with depression. Also had and that never seems to go away just get worse.

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Apr. 18, 2016

Topic summary a clinical study of the association of gout with sleep apnea, leading to improved treatment of both diseases. For adult patients with gout: what is the prevalence of sleep apne ...

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Apr. 15, 2016

Topic Number: 06620 Topic Name: Frequent Nighttime Urination in Men

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Apr. 4, 2016

Urinary Good news Millions of Men all Over the World Can Finally Sleep Through the Night Should Thanks to this new amazing Discovery No more most effective natural prostate health supplements and dr ...

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Mar. 24, 2016

Main question1What are the performance characteristics of currently used scoring tools andor clinical guidelines for single and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome MODS in critically ill children Othe ...

Feb. 18, 2016

For patients that are in treatment for substance abuse with cooccurring disorders what is the risks for taking prescribed narcotics

Jan. 12, 2016

1. For patients with a diagnosis of Acute Kidney Injury AKI who continue to require dialysis upon hospital discharge what is the comparative effectiveness of different treatment strategies for treatin ...

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Dec. 22, 2015

Title Psychotherapies for eating disorders an update.QuestionHas the new tranche of outcome studies resulted in better outcomes from psychological therapies for eating disorders since the previous re ...

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Nov. 13, 2015

Current guidelines for treating hypertension are conflicting and confusing. Compounding this problem is the fact that not all hypertensive patients are alike. We dont know what blood pressure threshol ...

Nov. 1, 2015

For adult hospitalized patients with asymptomatic hypocalcemia measured by total albumincorrected or ionized calcium does intravenous IV calcium supplementation guided by ongoing monitoring of blood c ...

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Oct. 31, 2015

Improvements in the nursing management systems in the public hospital in a developing countries

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Oct. 22, 2015

Fibromyalgiaeffective treatments for thisnot antidepressants or painkillers

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Oct. 19, 2015

Are clinical outcomes similar for patients when practice guidelines differ with regard to treatment of cardiovascular risk according to LDL targets If so what LDL levels are recommended to reduce car ...

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Oct. 8, 2015

treatment of malignant melanoma with immunotherapy drubs

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Sept. 24, 2015

Histoplasmosis diagnosis and treatment NEEDS IMPROVEMENT

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Aug. 6, 2015

1.Among women who have been diagnosed with noncyclicmixed cyclic and noncyclic chronic pelvic pain what is the prevalence of the following comorbidities dysmenorrhea major depressive disorder anxiety ...

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Aug. 6, 2015

1.In pregnant women what is the relative effectiveness of available methods for cervical ripening in reducing the duration of labor and rate of failed induction2.In pregnant women what are the potenti ...

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July 10, 2015

Our topic nomination is Treatment of PMS and PMDD. The following is a list of clinical questions practitioners consider when managing such cases1 In women needing treatment for PMS how effective are ...

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July 5, 2015

For adults with healthprovider induced Compartment Syndrome of arms or legs including amputation of toes andor fingers.

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