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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?

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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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Dec. 13, 2011

Would a combination MBSR and CT intervention be successful for adults with Type II diabetes who have persistently high A1C levels despite being on insulin?

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Dec. 6, 2011

We are interested in the comparative effectiveness of Vitamin D supplementation in the prevention of chronic kidney disease (CKD). All forms of Vitamin D supplementation could be examined, and compar ...

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Dec. 6, 2011

We are interested in the comparative effectiveness of diabetes control/management strategies in the prevention of CKD. To evaluate this area, optimal glycemic targets first need to be established in t ...

Dec. 6, 2011

We are interested in the comparative effectiveness of patient safety interventions in decreasing the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI). This includes questions related to interventions focused on ...

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Nov. 8, 2011

for patients receiving pulmonary therapy for COPD, would results be improved by normalizing blood gases and relieving dynamic lung hyperinflation prior to therapy.

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Nov. 1, 2011

Fibromyalgia. Very few doctors know how to treat this pain. Some states, there are really none. More & more are being diagnosed, but no treatment especially with severe pain. Fibro brings on IBS, mi ...

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Oct. 19, 2011

What is best practice for third stage management during childbirth?

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Oct. 11, 2011

PERMISSION OF INDIANA SURGICAL AND MEDICAL BOARDS AND ASSOCAITIONS TO PERFORM SUGERIES(VASCULAR-NON VASCULAR) IN AN AUTHORIZED HOSPITAL SETTING OR SURGERY CENTER WHEN REQUESTED .

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Oct. 4, 2011

i take diltiazem for my a fib. i am allegic to warfarin. i have found nattokinase (cardiokinase) from www.purepresciptions.com to really work fantastic for me- no danger of clots. my doctor and i am a ...

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Sept. 24, 2011

Reproductive health among urban slump

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Sept. 9, 2011

Comparative effectiveness of ultrasound, conventional computed tomography (CT), multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (using conventional VS novel contrast agents) ...

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Sept. 9, 2011

What is the comparative effectiveness of imaging techniques (e.g. CT scans versus chest X-rays) for monitoring of solitary lung nodules?

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Sept. 9, 2011

What is the effectiveness of the use of pharmacological interventions (FDA approved) in treating alcohol-use disorders in primary care settings?

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Sept. 8, 2011

In view of the latest Affordable Care & Health Reform legislation, how will keeping weak national and individual state-by-state lack of full recognition for autonomous practice in primary care for “no ...

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Sept. 7, 2011

Women are disproportionately affected with thyroid disorders. When I was diagnosed with moderate hyperthyroidism of the Graves' type, I was told that only surgery to remove my entire gland or radioabl ...

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Aug. 23, 2011

For patients with Narcolepsy and sleep paralysis, is there an effective treatment that wont have bad side effects?

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