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Oct. 5, 2012


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Oct. 4, 2012

The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) Venous Ulcer Guideline is one of multiple algorithms available for venous leg ulcer management. Approximately one third of recommendations with ...

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Oct. 3, 2012

Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer 1. How do the accuracies of imaging tests, cystoscopy, urine cytology, urine-based biomarkers, transurethral resection of bladder tumor ...

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Sept. 25, 2012

Can Morgellons Disease/Syndrome be linked to Lyme Disease? Where do the fibers come from that is embedded in a persons skin? Can this disease mimic the DNA of hair follicles that becomes very hard to ...

Sept. 20, 2012

For patients with sickle cell anemia, what is the safe alternative to blood transfusion in management of anemia?

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Sept. 17, 2012


Sept. 14, 2012

1. Does mass spectrometric analysis and therapeutic monitoring of tacrolimus as compared with immunoassay analysis and therapeutic monitoring produce a) better organ survival rate, b) fewer rejecti ...

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Sept. 5, 2012

West Nile Virus

Sept. 4, 2012

Health is found on cellular level and acute care treatments that kill cells will not work as evidenced by epidemic chronic illness. How is differentiation of acute and post-acute treatments being add ...

Aug. 30, 2012

Is treatment of metabolic acidosis an effective strategy for slowing chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression?

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Aug. 30, 2012

What is the comparative effectiveness of patient education interventions to enhance self-care and self-management on chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression

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Aug. 28, 2012

research antidepressants that can be developed in slow release form so that pt does not get entire seratonin, chemical rush and better to tolerate vs those that are not slow release.

Aug. 22, 2012

what causes protine in the urne? 2.18 mg/dl what is the best remedy ? is their a nutrition sugestion ?

Aug. 14, 2012

Could the cost of additional staffing and techniques utilizing lesser restrictive interventions with pyschiatric patients provide an overall reduction of spending for institutions versus total spendin ...

Aug. 13, 2012

Manadatory FDA Medwatch reporting by health professionals of all insulin pump malfunctions and not just those incidents eading to death

July 27, 2012

It would be very helpful to have a thorough, authorative evidence synthesis on the matter of patient experience measures' relationship to outcomes of care -- including health outcomes, behavioral outc ...

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July 27, 2012

For patients with fecal incontinence (especially women who sustained injury from forceps delivery that now manifests as fecal incontinence in advanced age), what permanent, reliable and effective trea ...

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July 27, 2012

"Fear of Swallowing" by a 7 1/2 year old girl who choked on a tortilla chip. How can Emma be able to eat again?

July 23, 2012

What is the comparative effectiveness of overweight prevention, weight maintenance and weight loss interventions in preventing chronic kidney disease (CKD) or slowing CKD progression?

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July 20, 2012

For children who have been abused, is there any intervention or treatment that has an impact on the prevalence of mental illness in their future? Are online resileicy training programs more effective ...

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July 13, 2012

1. Urinary tract infections in long term care patients/residents without indwelling catheters. 2. Guidelines for prevention....and unessary hospitalizations.

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June 23, 2012

For patients with irregular shaped calcium deposits in the breast what is the value and findings in needle biopsies for this condition???

June 21, 2012

For all hospitalized patients, does a specially formulated and delivered "bundle" of infection control processes reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections and reduce all associated costs?

June 19, 2012

How can I receive medical help for seven years of outlier toxic metal ion blood serum levels and illnesses it has caused, when it has been hidden from FDA, doctor has denied me help, other doctors are ...

June 10, 2012


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