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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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July 27, 2009

What evidence exists to support interventions to increase medications adherence of prescription medications by low-income and vulnerable populations? What are the behavioral factors, in addition to ac ...

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July 23, 2009

D-dimer Testing

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July 21, 2009

For adult female patients, what is the comparative effective of non-surgical and surgical treatment of chronic pelvic pain?

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July 20, 2009

Alzheimer's Drugs to treat Migraines

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July 19, 2009

For patients - including both children and adult subgroup comparisons - with type 1 diabetes, what is the comparitive differences in HbA1c levels when comparing various treatment options including mul ...

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July 17, 2009

What are the comparative treatments including pharmacology, minimally invasive procedures and surgical treatments for women with uterine fibroids? What are the comparative benefits and harms for the ...

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July 17, 2009

What is the comparative effectiveness of using conscious sedation (e.g. a benzodiazepine plus and opioid) vs. anesthesia (e.g., propfol) for performing colonoscopies? What are the advantages and disa ...

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July 17, 2009

The key questions for this report focus on the relationship between adherence to treatment and outcomes of treatment, predictors of poor treatment response, and appropriate treatment intervals based o ...

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July 14, 2009

For patients with chronic illness (diabetes, asthma, etc), what is the comparative effectiveness of interventions to address concomitant mental health issues on the outcomes of the primary chronic ill ...

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July 13, 2009

With the rates of birth by cesarean section on the rise, what factors influence (and which have the greatest impact on) the probability of delivery by cesarean in low-risk women? Which interventions a ...

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July 1, 2009

does use of generic medications for seizures result in poorer control (more ER visits and or hospitalizations than the use of brand name medications.

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July 1, 2009

Why do clinical studies for Pharmaceutical treatments differer from real life results using the same treatments? Please compare Pharmaceutical treatments outcomes in real life settings with Pharmaceut ...

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June 30, 2009

1. What is the comparative effectiveness of different hormone therapy preparations when used by postmenopausal women or women in the menopausal transition stage for reducing symptoms of menopause: hot ...

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June 30, 2009

Key Questions For patients with stable angina (stable coronary artery disease, chronic angina), 1. what is the comparative effectiveness of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) plus optimal me ...

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June 29, 2009

For low-risk women delivering a full-term baby vaginally, what is the comparative effectiveness of the use of nitrous oxide for pain management versus an epidural or other pain management strategies. ...

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June 22, 2009

Compared to traditional care approaches; how does doctor outreach, education, and support via internet networking technologies (such as Facebook, Twitter, and email) affect outcomes such as adherence ...

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June 17, 2009

they run too many xrays and no MRI

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June 17, 2009

For patients with PKU, there is now a pharmaceutical drug to treat this condition. In the past is was treated by medical foods that eliminated the harmful substance phenylalanine. The cost of the new ...

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June 17, 2009

POCT Testing for HbA1c

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June 17, 2009

Sepsis biomarkers and their utility

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June 17, 2009

Serum free light chain analysis for the diagnosis

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June 13, 2009

What is the comparative effectiveness of training interdisciplinary healthcare personnel in a virtual, 3D, world versus a physical simulation laboratory? Is training in a virtual, 3D, world transferr ...

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June 1, 2009

For infants with exposure to general anesthesia who may have long term adverse neurodevelopmental outcome, what is the effectiveness of an alternate anesthetic technique of regional anesthesia?

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