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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
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Dyslipidemia: Key Points Card 12/17/07

This wallet card presents the eight key points health care practitioners should follow regarding the diagnosis and management of dyslipidemia.

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...
Gonorrhea Fact Sheet 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides answers to frequently asked questions about gonorrhea. It addresses the following topics:

  • What is gonorrhea?
  • How do you get gonorrhea?
  • Who is at risk for gonorrhea?
  • What are the symptoms of gonorrhea?
  • Are there tests for gonorrhea?
  • How is gonorrhea treated?
  • What happens if gonorrhea isn’t treated?
  • Can gonorrhea cause problems during pregnancy?
  • How can I keep from getting gonorrhea?
Clinical Protocols to Reduce High Risk Drinking in College Students: The College Drinking Prevention Curriculum for Health Care Providers 12/17/07

The goal of this 87-page curriculum is to help health professionals and others who work with college students to identify and treat students who are at risk for or have alcohol-related problems. The methods presented are based on science and clinical experience and have been tested and used in a variety of settings. The protocols were specifically designed for busy, high-volume practices.

The curriculum is divided into the following teaching modules:

  • Epidemiology and...
10 Patient Safety Tips for Hospitals 12/17/07

Medical errors can occur at many points in the health care system, particularly in hospitals. This 2-page fact sheet provides the following 10 tips that hospitals can implement to improve patient safety:

  • Assess and improve patient safety culture (by surveying unit staff)
  • Build teamwork (by improving staff communication)
  • Limit shifts for hospital staff, if possible
  • Insert chest tubes safely
  • Prevent central line-related bloodstream infections...
You Can Prevent MAC (Disseminated Mycobacterium avium Complex Disease): A Guide for People With HIV Infection 12/17/07

This guide for people with HIV infection provides information about the prevention and treatment of Mycobacterium avium complex disease (MAC). This tool is also available in Spanish.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • What is MAC disease?
  • Can children get MAC disease?
  • What are the symptoms of MAC disease?
  • How is MAC disease diagnosed?
  • How do people get MAC disease?
  • How can I avoid MAC disease?
  • ...

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