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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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June 19, 2008

Thrombosis plays a a key role in the pathophysiology of myocardial infarction-a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. There have been a number of devices proposed for mechanical thrombectomy in pa ...

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June 19, 2008

Coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndromes are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Plaque rupture and thrombosis are commonly associated with myocardial infarction and unstable angin ...

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June 17, 2008

Troponin cardiac marker interpretation during renal function impairment

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June 17, 2008

Use of Natriuretic Peptide Measurement in the Management of Heart Failure

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June 17, 2008

Iron-Deficiency Anemia in Renal Dialysis Patients

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June 17, 2008

Monitoring of maintenance immunosuppressants in solid organ transplantation

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June 16, 2008

Geriatric Problems: Top Complaints and Research on Treating these Problems Many times, research does not address problems occurring in the elderly population because elders are an at-risk group, ma ...

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June 13, 2008

Emerging & new technologies for diagnosis and treatment of diseases in taget areas (arthritis, cancer, CAD, COPD, dementia, Depression,Diabetes, stroke, Pneumonia and peptic ulcer disease. Add to the ...

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June 9, 2008

More information is needed on the long-term effects of antipsychotic therapy in older adults. Please consider new research in the benefits and harms of treating patients with atypical antipsychotics.

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June 3, 2008

"Chronic pain management for persons receiving anticoagulants, especially those on warfarin."

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May 27, 2008

Why dont we screen all ICD candidates that can complete the Non invasive MTWA test? Seems that the 98% Negative predictive value could save Medicare over 750 million a year. Not to mention the poor ...

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May 21, 2008

Research idea: Study drug reps going to doctor's offices to deliver drug samples in comparison to samples being shipped to the doctor's office without a rep involved with this. Doctors just need t ...

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May 13, 2008

Sleep apnea diagnosis

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