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Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in Primary Care. Guideline Summary 12/17/07

This 40-page guideline summary is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Diabetes Mellitus, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD). It is intended to:

  • Promote evidence-based management of individuals with diabetes
  • Identify the critical decision points in management of patients with diabetes mellitus, such as glycemic control, evaluation of the eyes and feet, and comorbid conditions (e...
Effectiveness of Noninvasive Diagnostic Tests for Breast Abnormalities 12/17/07

To help determine whether noninvasive tests are sufficiently accurate to be appropriate for evaluation of women with an abnormal mammogram or exam finding, this report summarizes available data on the performance of these tests in the evaluation of women presenting with breast abnormalities that suggest the possibility of breast cancer.

The report addresses the following questions:

  1. What are the sensitivity and specificity of the tests for diagnosis of breast cancer in women...
National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs: Data Resource Center--Your Data. . . Your Story 12/17/07

This Web site from the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN) provides an interactive data query of State, regional, and national survey results from 2001 and 2005/2006 on the number of children and youth with special health care needs (CSHCN). It also provides information about the survey and its uses.

This Web site includes the following features:

  • Start a data query
    • Interactive data search of the 2005/2006 NS-CSHCN results
      • ...
Testing for BNP and NT-proBNP in the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Heart Failure: Evidence Report/Technology Assessment 12/17/07

This evidence report presents the results of a systematic review to evaluate B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal proBNP (NT-proBNP) as promising markers for heart failure diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.

The evidence report is organized as follows:

  • Introduction
    • BNPs
    • Heart failure
    • Determinants of BNPs
    • Diagnosis of heart failure using BNPs
    • Prognostic utility of BNPs
    • Treatment monitoring using BNPs
    • ...
Cervical Cancer: Detailed Guide (American Cancer Society) 12/17/07

This guide describes cervical cancer, risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options. It is organized into the following sections:

  • What is it?
  • Causes, risk factors, and prevention
  • Early detection, diagnosis, and staging
  • Treating cervical cancer
  • Talking with your doctor
  • More information
Protect the Circle of Life: Immunize Our Nations, American Indian/Alaskan Native Vaccination 12/17/07

This tool provides immunization information relevant to American Indian and Alaska Native populations.

This tool discusses the following topics:

  • Why immunize our children
  • Vaccines can prevent these diseases
  • Where immunizations are provided
  • Vaccination coverage levels
  • Links to brochure and posters
  • Links to government sites
A Pocket Guide to Adult HIV/AIDS Treatment: Companion to A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, August 2004 Edition 12/17/07

This 58-page pocket guide is provided as an information resource to assist physicians and other health professionals in the appropriate treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS. This pocket guide supports A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, 2004 Edition , and provides an easy reference for point-of-care decisionmaking.

The guide includes the following information:

  • Drug information tables
  • Adult antiretroviral therapy tables
  • ...
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) Center for Excellence: Rack Cards 12/17/07

These rack cards, available for home, office, or professional printing, advise mothers-to-be against drinking alcohol during their pregnancy. Rack cards are available in four styles and are available for download in color or black print.

A Report Card on Quality Improvement For Children's Health Care 12/17/07

This study, published in the journal Pediatrics, involved a literature review and interviews with expert observers to assess the status of initiatives aimed at improving the quality of child health services.

This article includes the following sections:

  • Methods
    • Literature review
    • Interviews
  • Results
    • Literature review
      • Overview of literature
      • The methods of quality improvement (QI)
        • Guidelines/Pathways...
Questions and Answers About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus 12/17/07

This tool answers questions about avian influenza (bird flu) and avian influenza A (H5N1).

Questions and answers are grouped into the following categories:

  • Avian influenza
  • Avian influenza A (H5N1)
  • Influenza pandemic preparedness
  • Avian influenza infection in animals

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