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Apr. 12, 2012

For adults and children who present with uncomplicated influenza, what is the comparative effectiveness of early treatment interventions for reducing complication rates?

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Apr. 11, 2012

Pyschological factors in asthma: Does self-management effect well-being. Both a local and a national policy were compared and neither addressed the well-being of asthmatics.

Apr. 10, 2012

does the use of e-stim on the lower extremity for foot drop have any effect on tonus (brain connection) with people who have had brain injury(TBI,CVA)?

Mar. 29, 2012

Please update: "Rheumatoid Arthritis, A Guide for Adults". It's a great guide, but there are many new medications and prices need updating.

Mar. 21, 2012

What is the evidence for chronic lyme disease? What is the evidence for treatment of chronic lyme with long-term antibiotics?

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Mar. 19, 2012

for patients with a history of cancer (any) should patients undergoing a screening pet scan have antibiotics prior to scanning to decrease the false positive node rate in the head and neck? how often ...

Mar. 19, 2012

In patients with Gastroparesis, is it normal to develop fatty liver and have high chloesterol issues? What are the options for patients with this condition to eat healthfully without being able to dig ...

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Mar. 17, 2012

What are the comparative levels of evidence for use of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) in unlabeled indications?

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Mar. 14, 2012

Effectiveness of non-intensive (pharmacologic or formal psychotherapy) treatments of depressed mood in primary care. This would include self management contracts, exercise, activating social networks, ...

Mar. 11, 2012

Is there an easier way to test for Celiac disease?

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Mar. 2, 2012

Lymphocytic colitis....causes & treatments...my physician says there is little known about it and little research done about it because of it's rarity. It may be rare, but it sure has made my life mi ...

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Feb. 28, 2012

What is the comparative effectiveness of interventions to prevent excessive weight gain during pregnancy?

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Feb. 28, 2012

Abundant data suggest that if elderly and ill patients are fully informed of the risks, benefits and alternatives of invasive, life-prolonging critical care (including but not limited to cardiopulmona ...

Feb. 28, 2012

What is the comparative effectiveness of interventions to prevent iatrogenic preterm birth?

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Feb. 27, 2012

Are there safe and effective methods of identifying patients in need of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) for the primary prevention of sudden cardiac arrest?

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Feb. 27, 2012

Which interventions are effective in decreasing heart failure readmissions?

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Feb. 27, 2012

What are the comparative diagnostic accuracy, diagnostic thinking, therapeutic, and patient outcome efficacy of non-invasive tests for the risk stratification of patients with coronary artery disease?

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Feb. 27, 2012

Should clopidogrel be prescribed indefinitely in patients who have received drug eluting stents for the treatment of CAD?

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Feb. 27, 2012

What are the comparative safety and effectiveness of noninvasive and invasive strategies in the management of patients with chronic stable angina?

Feb. 27, 2012

Are there data supporting the discontinuance of warfarin after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation? What is the prevalence of symptomatic and asymptomatic atrial fibrillation after catheter abl ...

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Feb. 27, 2012

How do we determine the comparative safety and effectiveness of transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with heart failure and within specific high-risk subgroups of interest?

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Feb. 27, 2012

What are predictors of therapeutic benefit with cardiac resynchronization therapy?

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Feb. 27, 2012

Does the polypill improve adherence and the treatment of risk factors for coronary artery disease?

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Feb. 27, 2012

What is the role of patent foramen ovale identification and closure in the setting of stroke?

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Feb. 27, 2012

What are the comparative safety and effectiveness of left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) for patients with heart failure?

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