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Comparative Effectiveness of Management Strategies for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease 12/17/07

This 108-page report examines alternatives for managing the chronic symptoms of uncomplicated gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in patients who may require long-term treatment. It summarizes the available evidence comparing the efficacy and safety of medical, surgical, and endoscopic interventions in the treatment of chronic GERD, particularly after long-term followup.

This report addresses the following questions:

  • What is the evidence of the comparative effectiveness...
Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings Supplemental Slides 12/17/07

This slide set “Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings - Supplemental” may be used in conjunction with the slide set “Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings - Core” and can be customized by inserting hospital-specific data.

This slide set addresses the reasons for health care workers to practice good hand hygiene and includes question and answer slides to be used in an interactive presentation.

Facts About Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) 12/17/07

This six-page fact sheet, part of the Stay in Circulation national awareness campaign, answers key questions about peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) and provides steps patients can take to reduce their risk.

This tool provides the following information:

  • What is P.A.D.?
  • What causes P.A.D.?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of P.A.D.?
  • How is P.A.D. diagnosed?
    • Medical and family history
    • Physical exam
    • Diagnostic tests
    ...
On-Time Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care Tool Set 12/17/07

The On-Time Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care program is designed to improve day-to-day practice in nursing homes, improve and redesign workflow, enrich work culture, and reduce pressure ulcers.

The program contains the following tools available for download:

  • Frequently asked questions
  • Case studies
  • Sample weekly monitoring reports
  • Process improvement discussion guide
  • Quick tips for clinical reports
  • Sample certified...
Depression During and After Pregnancy Fact Sheet 12/17/07

This tool addresses the following common questions about depression during and after pregnancy:

  • What is depression?
  • How common is depression during and after pregnancy?
  • What causes depression?
    • During pregnancy
    • After pregnancy
  • What are symptoms of depression?
  • What is the difference between “baby blues,” postpartum depression, and postpartum psychosis?
  • What steps can I take if I have symptoms of depression during...
Prostate Cancer Prevention - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides information to health care professionals on prostate cancer prevention.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • Summary of evidence
    • Benefits from finasteride chemoprevention
    • Harms from finasteride chemoprevention
    • Benefits and harms of other prevention interventions
  • Significance
    • Incidence and mortality
  • Risk factors for prostate cancer development
    • ...
Medical Care of Ill Disaster Evacuees: Additional Diagnoses to Consider 12/17/07

This fact sheet outlines some conditions to be considered when providing health care to evacuees. Conditions are organized according to presenting symptoms and also alphabetically.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Presenting symptoms
    • Altered mental status/central nervous system syndromes
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Fever with poorly localized signs
    • Diarrheal illness
    • Rashes
    • Skin and soft tissue lesions and...
Moving into Action: Promoting Heart-Healthy and Stroke-Free Communities 12/17/07

Moving into Action is a series of policy action items designed to help governors, State legislators, local officials, employers, and health care leaders promote heart-healthy and stroke-free communities. Each action suggests ways to encourage general interest and awareness of these health issues and specific policies that promote healthy behaviors and reduce risks associated with heart disease and stroke.

The policy actions revolve around five central themes:

  • Demonstrating...
Colorectal Cancer Prevention - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides patients with information on the prevention of colorectal cancer.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • What is prevention?
  • General information about colorectal cancer
  • Colorectal cancer prevention
    • Risk factors
    • Protective factors
    • Clinical trials
A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, 2004 Edition 12/17/07

This 180-page guide addresses several important aspects of primary care and treatment for patients with HIV/AIDS. The 18 chapters in this guide were written by HIV/AIDS researchers and physicians at major U.S. medical centers. Using the recommended references and citations, the user can access in-depth information on topics of particular importance.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Primary care as chronic care
  • Approach to the patient
  • Core elements...

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