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Mar. 20, 2017

cancer patients and in regenerative medicine patients medicine

Feb. 8, 2017

After having 2 stents put in my thigh why did my leg and foot swell up 2x's the normal size? Why (after 19 months is my foot still numb and painful? By the way, I had 2 balloons put in after 5 month ...

Jan. 31, 2017

What is the relationship between varying levels, from none to very heavy, of alcohol consumption and different levels of hypertension? This is relevant to men and women, young adults and older adul ...

Jan. 9, 2017

MRI versus 3D Ultrasoud in diagnosis of Mullerian anomalies

Dec. 28, 2016

Comparative effectiveness of Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) Fusion vs Nonoperative Care

Nov. 22, 2016

Follow up of stroke patients with Lateral Meduallry Syndrome/Wallenbrug Syndrome

Nov. 16, 2016

Geriatric hip fracture review is out of date. Will this be updated? Same or similar questions would be helpful for clinicians, patients and their caregivers, and to assist in surgical decisions. Some ...

Nov. 15, 2016

I nominate Rigvir Cancer Virotherapy for the treatment of Cancer. It is approved in the European Union and is backed by 50 years of Research. This live virus is injected into the Cancer Patient and se ...

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Nov. 2, 2016

Specific research questions are: What is the best definition of failure to thrive? 1) What criteria for failure to thrive have been proposed, and what are the test characteristics of these propose ...

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Oct. 31, 2016

Key Questions KEY QUESTIONS INVOLVING THE DIAGNOSIS AND INITIAL MANAGEMENT OF TESTICULAR CANCER: i.After a suspicious physical or self-examination, what is the diagnostic accuracy (sensitivity, sp ...

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Oct. 31, 2016

The proposed topic for this review is the effectiveness of a fixed-dose combination therapy, also known as the polypill, for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. The specific therapy combin ...

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Oct. 31, 2016

Topic: Models of Prenatal Care Population: Pregnant Women Prenatal care is critical for maternal and child health and wellbeing. There are several models of prenatal care in use throughout the Unit ...

Oct. 31, 2016

Using CCFA's IBD Qorus program (quality of care initiative underway with anticipated 20,000 patients in the next few years) could look at adult patients with Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis and ...

Oct. 28, 2016

Key Questions for HIP OA Key Question 1 a. What is the clinical effectiveness of the following pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies in patients with primary or secondary OA of the hip, co ...

Oct. 28, 2016

Chelation Therapy using EDTA either through direct intravenous injection or by oral ingestion in pill form

Oct. 28, 2016

Screening and management of sepsis. Key Questions for Screening and Managing Sepsis 1. In potentially infected seriously ill adult patients, does screening for sepsis improve clinical outcomes, ...

Oct. 28, 2016

I would like to see a study surrounding the comprehension of an informed consent in relationship to patients who have the symptom of psychosis.

Oct. 28, 2016

Topic Delerium: What methods are effective for identifying individuals with delirium, subsyndromal delirium or a high risk of developing delirium (e.g., risk prediction models, screening and asse ...

Oct. 28, 2016

Topic: Borderline Personality Disorder Suggested key questions: What is the efficacy and comparative effectiveness of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for affective dysregul ...

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Oct. 28, 2016

Sickle cell disease affects every major organ and organ system in the body, causing severe morbidity and early mortality. The clinical management of acute and chronic complications of sickle cell dise ...

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Oct. 28, 2016

What are the benefits and harms of digoxin in the treatment of atrial fibrillation and/or heart failure in older adults? Are the benefits and harms dose dependent, i.e., do they differ for doses less ...

Oct. 28, 2016

What are the harms versus benefits for antipsychotics in the prevention of delirium? What are the harms versus benefits for these drugs compared to the current alternative of non-drug approaches? b ...

Oct. 25, 2016

MCSP- Maternal and Child Survival Program According to jhipiego possible Partnership in BUILDING THE CAPACITY and ODSS-Organization Development and Systems Strengthening to bring forth an active and e ...

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Oct. 17, 2016

I would like to propose a study investigating the needs, facilities and available programs that deal with the dental/periodontal health of underprivileged adults in the inner city districts of Western ...

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Oct. 11, 2016

The impact of medical trauma with sickle cell patients, children and adults, due to their ongoing distresses. Children 4-17 years old, and adults 18-45 years old. What are the benefits of providing me ...

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