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Feb. 21, 2009

What are effective methods for prevention and early detection of skin cancers among Caucasians, African-Americans, and Hispanics? How can new cancerous tumors on the skin be effectively diagnosed in ...

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Feb. 9, 2009

Medical management of urinary stone disease

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Jan. 30, 2009

Population: Children < 18 years of age: 1. What are the incidences and prevalences of non-inflammatory pain syndromes (e.g., benign hypermobility syndrome, patellofemoral stress syndrome, fibromyal ...

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Dec. 14, 2008

As a practicing community psychiatrist working in public service, one of the primary concerns i have, and which i hear from others is the utility of the 15 minute med check. this is now the primary e ...

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Nov. 23, 2008

My nomination is about comparing outcomes of different glaucoma treatments, particularly canaloplasty to trabeculectomy and to medical therapy alone.

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Nov. 13, 2008

Low back pain, inparticular nonspecific low back pain, is a common and overly-treated diagnosis resulting in huge amounts of unnecessary spending. I recently conducted a study which supports this cla ...

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Nov. 10, 2008

A proposal to conduct a specialized hospital discharge planning program that would involve the training of family members to become part of aftercare.

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Oct. 31, 2008

DYSFUNCTIONAL ANAL SPHINCTER... CAUSES AND TREATMENTS AVAILABLE: NONE KNOWN TO ME AT PRESENT EXCEPT ANALPLASTY OR TIGHTENING DONE X2 AT OVER FIVE YEAR PERIOD. REMAINS A PROBLEM STILL. REQUEST ASSISTA ...

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Oct. 24, 2008

Upright MRI shows pathology that you can not see in a lay down MRI. 111 patients showed no pathology in a lay down MRI.47 of these patients showed pathology in an Upright MRI. AMA Guidelines state t ...

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Oct. 19, 2008

OF THE 35 MILLION AMERICANS 65 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, ABOUT 7 MILLION SUFFER FROM SOME FORM OF DEPRESSION. WHEN ELDERLY PATIENTS PRESENT TO HEALTH CARE FACILITIES,PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS FAIL TO DIAGNO ...

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Oct. 9, 2008

Atypical vs Typical Atipsychotics

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Sept. 28, 2008

More research done on macula degeneration causing blindness in eldery . I read where they isolated a gene that causes inflamaion in MD patients, is it possible that this same gene could cause soooo m ...

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Sept. 25, 2008

Use of the forced air warmer, Bair Paws and Bair Hugger in the perioperative setting. What are the risks and who should and should not use it?

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Sept. 16, 2008

Are we doing studies to study the studies or do we want the results of the information to be of benefit to the United States population? Do the government agencies exist to sustain themselves? Should ...

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Sept. 11, 2008

Determination of food toxicity related to the apparent increased incidence of type 2 diabetes.

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Sept. 4, 2008

There is a growing concern that many pregnant women are being induced for convenience (the patient's or the physician's). We know this is costly and dangerous to the infant. It would be interesting ...

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Aug. 8, 2008

How about studying the impact of keeping information from patients? How about policy and procedures? Should hippa be more readable? Should a pateint know that there could be a non-designated record ...

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Aug. 8, 2008

How about studying psychological tests? Are the test safe and effective? What are the risks? How about using the development and procedures a new drug must go through. Do we need to require informe ...

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July 26, 2008

1.Please provide information on the trial on Noni Juice, (morinda citrifolia), being done at the University of Hawaii for cancer research. 2. Please try to find actual proof that noni juice reduces p ...

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July 24, 2008

As a radiation oncologist practicing in a small town rural setting, the prospect of multiple $100 million proton beam facilities is upsetting. It is a waste of money. As a former academician, I accep ...

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July 19, 2008

How would a physician measure a patient's rate of mentation?

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July 7, 2008

How to improve the flow of information to patient with benign biopsy pathology report for breast mass. I believe this highly impacts patient anxiety, and probably also adherence to further follow up ...

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June 20, 2008

Modernizing the patient registration process from docotor's office to delivery of service to a correct bill and accurate medical record.

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June 20, 2008

cancer screening in nursing homes-cost and survival effectiveness

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June 19, 2008

Venous thromboembolim (including pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis) causes 60,000 deaths each year in the US. The mortality rate associated with PE exceeds 15% in the first three months af ...

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