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Nov. 23, 2010

• Compare the effectiveness of strategies to increase adherence to evidence-based guidelines and treatment regimens. One nominator recommended rewording this item as below, stating that it would be m ...

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Nov. 23, 2010

• Comparative effectiveness of correctional programs, facilities, and interventions for people involved with the criminal justice system with serious mental illness. • Please see the attached presen ...

Nov. 23, 2010

• Prevention, early identification, trajectories, and developmental perspectives of serious mental illness • Please see “Catch Them Before They Fall: How to Implement Mental Health Screening Program ...

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Nov. 23, 2010

• Dissemination and implementation • e.g., of health system strategies

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Nov. 23, 2010

• Compare the effectiveness of strategies to reduce stigma, prejudice, and discrimination among individuals with serious mental illness.

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Nov. 22, 2010

Is the Wireless Motility Capsule (WMC) (i.e. SmartPill) safe and effective in the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal motility disorders including gastroparesis and refractory constipation? C ...

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Nov. 9, 2010

PTNS vs SNS for overactive bladder

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Nov. 8, 2010

? For women in the postpartum period, what is the effectiveness and safety of screening and treatment for depression? Please use the USPSTF framework, which considers not only screening but follo ...

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Nov. 8, 2010

Mindfulness meditation encompasses a range of meditation techniques that have been increasingly used to treat behavioral disorders, especially those associated with stress. Some of these were previous ...

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Nov. 5, 2010

Severe muscle cramps in the legs and feet with severe burning sinsation which may not be related to B-12 deficiency.

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Oct. 28, 2010

For persons with PTSD (and those exposed to traumatic event/s as defined by DSM-IV-TR or ICD-10), what is the comparative effectiveness of different psychotherapy modalities/psychological treatments? ...

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Oct. 21, 2010

Is there a relationship or correlation between vitamin D deficiency and autism?

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Oct. 15, 2010

SKIN LESIONS - (Body is partly to completely cover with lesions). Causes & Conditions: Prurigo Nodularis, Lesions, Rashes, Pruritus, Staphlococcus, MRSA's, Dermatitis. Etc...

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Oct. 15, 2010

Genetic causes of diabetes

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Oct. 15, 2010

This survey would about early warning signs of multiple sclerosis which I documented as late as 2 years before my diagnosis and early as childhood, I am almost finished with a survey. I spent 10 years ...

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Sept. 22, 2010

For pregnant women, or women recieving preconception care, with depression what are the comparative harms or benefits for both fetus/infant and the mother of continuing treatment with anti-depressants ...

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Sept. 22, 2010

a. For patients undergoing elective colon and rectal surgery, what is the role of oral mechanical bowel preparation? b. It has been “historically proven” that mechanical bowel preparation is necess ...

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Sept. 22, 2010

Women with postpartum depression or women who have had a hysterectamy should NOT take an antidepressant to treat PPD but should take ESTROGEN.

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Sept. 22, 2010

For patients with insomnia, how do commonly used medications compare for effectiveness and harms, including addictive potential.

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Sept. 22, 2010

Evidence-based treatment for pressure ulcers by stage

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Aug. 11, 2010

For elderly patients with sleep apnea and insomnia, what is the comparative effectiveness of improving CPAP compliance using a sedative hypnotic (zolpidem) compared to cognitive-behavioral therapy?

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Aug. 11, 2010

KQ 1 - What is the burden and incidence of childhood developmental disabilities (Hearing Loss, Kernicterus/Jaundice, intellectual disability and visual impairment ) in the US? KQ 2 - When is screen ...

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Aug. 9, 2010

Survivor of septic shock,ARDS,fungal infection, organ failure, on 12/19/2008 told zero % chance of survival.

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Aug. 6, 2010

For patients with trauma (obstetric and non-obstetric) sustained during pregnancy, what is the comparative effectiveness of diagnostic interventions for rapid assessment of trauma to improve materna ...

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Aug. 6, 2010

Identification of Comparative Effectiveness Research Review Topics For Common Gynecological Conditions.

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