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Apr. 1, 2009

For the elderly taking cardiovasculare medications, what are the comparative risks and benefits of commonly used herbal supplements.

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Mar. 27, 2009

What is the effectivenis of alternative therapy vs regular medications in reducing cholesterol?

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Mar. 26, 2009

Why are there no comparison contrast studies for MHSAS Consumer Run Programs (such as PACT) against a MHSAS system run (PACT team) for outcomes and cost effectiveness? The expense of using only medica ...

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Mar. 26, 2009

for patients with diabetes mellitus,What is the effect of taking the opinion of psychatrist

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Mar. 26, 2009

For children with speech disorder, what is the comparative effectiveness of speech therapy delievered through school based speech pathologist vs outpatient.

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Mar. 22, 2009

What is the comparative effectiveness of primary care provided by independent family nurse practitioners when compared to family practice physicians when the two provider types have similar authority ...

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Mar. 15, 2009

Do patients with small (<1.0 cm) invasive breast cancers need to undergo radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy?

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Mar. 15, 2009

For, the disadvantage, elderly, females, minorities and those of varying alien status, the issue is what health services are available and promoted by health care providers in southern California, and ...

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Mar. 12, 2009

Self-measured blood pressure monitoring

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Mar. 10, 2009

For patients with Crohn's disease, what treatments or therapies, alone or in conjunction with one another, provide the highest rate of disease management with the lowest risk of long term complication ...

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Mar. 10, 2009

For all patients, addressing continuum of care, has research analysis been performed to promote the benefit of certified nurse case managers working with physicians to promote appropriate utilization ...

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Mar. 10, 2009

Doctor-patient communication about lung cancer

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Mar. 9, 2009

What is the percentage of patients with severe anemia undergoing iron infusion therapy, at risk for developing dental problems?

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Mar. 6, 2009

What impacts may the use of EHR have in primary care; how can the benefits be maximized, the costs limited, and the harms minimized?

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Mar. 4, 2009

Uterine fibroid management

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Feb. 21, 2009

Does diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental caries in children/adolescents affect physical health including septicemia, bone infections, pain, headaches, nutritional diseases, and respiratory ...

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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


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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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