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Sept. 17, 2009

Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block (CPNB) for Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)

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Sept. 8, 2009

Are mental health treatment more effective when separate or when integrated into treatment of physical health?

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Sept. 3, 2009

For asthmatic and asthma-prone children, what is the comparative effectiveness of treating with allergen-specific immunotherapy plus standard vs. standard alone?

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Sept. 2, 2009

Evaluation of the effectiveness and quality of patient care using an electronic health record system (EHR).

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Sept. 1, 2009

For adults and children with asthma what is the effectiveness of the Buteyko Breathing method on reducing bronchodilator and inhaled steroid use and improving health status?

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Aug. 31, 2009

For anti-cancer drugs, what is the health outcome benefit of a drug that improves progression free survival without an overall survival benefit and without a documented quality of life benefit?

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Aug. 30, 2009

What is the best second drug choice for treatment of type 2 diabetes?

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Aug. 26, 2009

For adopted and foster children, what is the effectiveness of training adoptive and foster parents in attunement parenting in reducing problem behaviors?

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Aug. 26, 2009

For children experiencing parental divorce, what is the effectiveness of mental health assistance or other outreach for the whole family, for example Kids Turn, versus no intervention. Moreover, conti ...

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Aug. 24, 2009

What are the minimum requirements for an EHR to be considered clinically and operationally effective from a compliance and interdisciplinary care management standpoint in Skilled Nursing Facility

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Aug. 22, 2009

Care of the elderly in a home like setting vs an instutional nursing home.

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Aug. 21, 2009

What is the Definition of Human Health? That is the Question.

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Aug. 21, 2009

How do normal weight adults, including those who have always been normal weight and those who have had successful long-term weight loss, succeed in weight management in the face of a work, leisure, an ...

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Aug. 14, 2009

prostate,colorectal,and lung cancer screening for nursing home residents---does it have any validity

Aug. 13, 2009

Will education on a structured eating program decrease obesity in children and adolescents?

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Aug. 13, 2009

Compare the effectiveness of preventive health clinics vs. usual care in promoting systematic preventive health screening.

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Aug. 12, 2009

What evidence exists for programs to increase patient adherence to prescription medications? Which programs/approaches are most effective at increasing adherence for which populations and conditions? ...

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Aug. 12, 2009

For people of color with Type 2 Diabetes, what is the most effective way to control blood glucose levels, comparing time released medication such as Lantus with short term effect medication like Novol ...

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Aug. 11, 2009

Treatment Resistant Depression

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Aug. 9, 2009

For childbearing women, including those on Medicaid, will independent, woman-centered 'boutique' birthing centers on the midwifery model, with provider-consistent prenatal, birth, lying-in, and early ...

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Aug. 7, 2009

TeleHealth Evaluation - To provide a study in using Mobile / Wireless technology connected to Off the Shelf Medical devices in order to store patient readings in common Electronic Health Records (Micr ...

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Aug. 7, 2009

for the new treatment for aids and cancer and genetic diseases

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Aug. 5, 2009

Patients are notoriously nonadherent to suggestions for lifestyle change made by their physicians, e.g., weight reduction, increase in exercise, smoking cessation. What evidence exists that a graphic ...

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Aug. 4, 2009

morgellons disease, when will there be a treament availbe for people to use to combat this disease?

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July 27, 2009

For patients with terminal cancer what is the most appropriate paliative treatemt regarding pain control and hydration? Does non traditional medicine as accupuncture herbal remedies faith healing etc ...

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