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2006 Update of the ASCO Recommendations for Antiemetics in Oncology: Guideline Summary 12/17/07

This three-page guideline summary is a 2006 update of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) recommendations for the use of antiemetics in oncology.

This guideline summary addresses the following topics:

  • Chemotherapy-induced emesis
  • Radiation-induced emesis

Three tables summarize the following topics:

  • Antiemetic agents and regimens, emetic risk categories, special emetic problems, and radiation-induced emesis
  • Emetic risk of...
Quality of Health Care for Medicare Beneficiaries: A Chartbook--Focusing on the Elderly Living in the Community 12/17/07

This 186-page chartbook is based on a broad review of recently published studies and reports, conducted to present a coherent picture of the quality of health care for elderly Medicare beneficiaries living in the community. The results are presented in 60 charts.

The topics in this chartbook are presented as follows:

  • Summary and highlights
  • Introduction
    • Overview: Progress, gaps, and variations
    • Challenges in measuring quality for the elderly population...
Red-Yellow-Green Asthma Tool 12/17/07

This one-page tool, in Microsoft(r) Word format, uses the colors of a stoplight to guide patients in managing their asthma symptoms. The tool is divided into green (“all clear”), yellow (“caution”), and red (“medical alert”) zones. For each zone, the tool provides signs and symptoms and allows the health care provider to give specific instructions for managing the condition, including guidance on when to seek emergency medical assistance.

Rectal Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of rectal cancer.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • General information
    • Adjuvant therapy
    • Advanced disease
  • Cellular classification
  • Stage information
    • TNM definitions
    • American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) stage groupings
  • Treatment...
Colon Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides patients with information on treatment options for colon cancer.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • General information about colon cancer
  • Stages of colon cancer
  • Recurrent colon cancer
  • Treatment options overview
  • Treatment options for colon cancer
    • Stage 0 colon cancer
    • Stage I colon cancer
    • Stage II colon cancer
    • Stage III colon cancer
    • Stage IV and...
Tips for Survivors of a Traumatic Event: What to Expect in Your Personal Life, Family, Work, and Financial Life 12/17/07

This tool cites examples of personal uncertainties, family relationship changes, work disruptions, and financial worries that may contribute to the long-term impact of a traumatic event. This tool also includes tips on how to survive the road to recovery from a traumatic event.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Things to remember when trying to understand disaster events
  • Signs that stress management assistance is needed
  • Ways to ease the stress
  • ...
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...
Chronic Dry Eye Toolkit 12/17/07

This toolkit presents information about chronic dry eye.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Job categories with workplace conditions most likely to aggravate dry eye
  • Chronic dry eye overview
    • What is chronic dry eye?
    • What factors contribute to dry eye?
    • How is chronic dry eye diagnosed?
    • How can dry eye be treated?
  • Fast facts
    • Chronic dry eye: What women should know
    • The...
Adult Brain Tumors Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) 12/17/07

This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the classification and treatment of adult brain tumors. This tool is available in English and Spanish.

This tool is organized into the following sections:

  • General information
  • Classification
  • Treatment option overview
  • Brain stem gliomas
  • Pineal astrocytic tumors
  • Pilocytic astrocytomas
  • ...
What Is Diabetes? 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides consumer information about the different types of diabetes.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes

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