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Feb. 19, 2012

Herpes Simplex 2 Virus

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Feb. 18, 2012

Sarcoidosis. An inflammatory disease that affects many parts of the body. The doctors say that it is a 'rare' disease that slipped through the cracks when it came to research. They tell us that it ...

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Feb. 18, 2012

Can you do research for blepherospam? What about Zytaze to prolong botox injections?

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Feb. 17, 2012

I would like to suggest a study in effective treatment of Tinnitus and Vertigo.

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Feb. 13, 2012

I have had chronic sinus drainage for over 30 years. The drainage comes down the back of my throat and causes me to hark many times to get it loose. Sometimes it is slimy and other times it is scabb ...

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Feb. 12, 2012

What are the alternatives for patients with ever-expanding antibiotic allergies?

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Feb. 11, 2012

Is there a correlation of sleep apnea and migraine/severe or chronic headaches?

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Feb. 7, 2012

Effectiveness of early Physical Therapy interventions in the hospital setting to decrease length of stay.

Feb. 1, 2012

When a patient is admitted to the hospital, what is the comparative utility of continuing biologic immunomodulators that are normally used as outpatient treatment to control chronic medical conditions ...

Feb. 1, 2012

For non-pregnant women, what is the comparative effectiveness of pharmacotherapy versus surgical therapy in the treatment of obesity?

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Jan. 19, 2012

HPV (Human P. Virus)

Dec. 30, 2011

What is the comparative renal of differnt contrast media used in radiographic imaging ? What is the comparative efficacy of different therapies in preventing contrast induced nephropathy?

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Dec. 28, 2011

What is the comparative effectiveness of different imaging modalities for screening of breast cancer in increased risk populations?

Dec. 28, 2011

What is the comparative effectiveness of imaging techniques [and strategies] for the screening of lung cancer among high risk as well as the general population.

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Dec. 28, 2011

What is the comparative effectiveness of conventional CT, MDCT (including “virtual CT bronchoscopy”), PET/PET-CT, and MRI for the diagnosis or pretreatment staging of small cell and non-small cell lun ...

Dec. 28, 2011

What is comparative effectiveness of various imaging techniques for the surveillance/follow-up after the treatment of non-metastatic breast cancer?

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Dec. 28, 2011

What is the comparative effectiveness of imaging techniques (e.g. sonography, CT, MRI) for the locoregional staging of breast cancer?

Dec. 28, 2011

What is the comparative effectiveness of different imaging modalities for screening of breast cancer in the general population?

Dec. 28, 2011

What is the comparative effectiveness of imaging techniques for the assessment of response to treatment in metastatic breast cancer?

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Dec. 27, 2011

Comparative effectiveness of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) (CT colonography) vs colonoscopy for screening colorectal neoplasms – polyps, and primary, recurrent and de novo colorectal cancer ...

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Dec. 27, 2011

Comparative effectiveness of conventional computed tomography (CT), multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) (CT colonography), fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) or FDG-PET/CT, ma ...

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Dec. 27, 2011

Comparative effectiveness of ultrasound (US), conventional computed tomography (CT), multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomog ...

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Dec. 22, 2011

How can patients who have chronic diseases better prepare for critical illness and the end of life? Will a decision aid, using individualized estimates of outcomes, help shared decision making about a ...

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Dec. 19, 2011

For patients undergoing major surgical procedures, what is the comparative effectiveness of post-operative ICU care vs non-ICU care?

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Dec. 19, 2011

Preliminary Key Questions 1. What are the outcomes (effectiveness and harms) of carotid artery stenting (CAS) compared to carotid endarterectomy (CEA)? 2. Are there patient subgroups who are likely ...

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