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Drugs that Prolong the QT Interval and/or Induce Torsades de Pointes Ventricular Arrhythmia 12/17/07

This Web page identifies drugs that prolong the QT interval and/or induce torsades de pointes ventricular arrhythmia.

This Web page provides links to view drug lists in the following categories:

  • Drugs with risk of torsades de pointes
  • Drugs with possible risk of torsades de pointes
  • Drugs to be avoided by congenital long-QT patients
  • Drugs unlikely to cause torsades de pointes

Each list can be sorted by brand or generic name. Drugs are listed...

Treatment Choices for Men With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer 12/17/07

This tool will help men learn about early-stage prostate cancer, current treatments, and the pros and cons of each treatment.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Introduction
    • Things to remember
    • Three men…three different treatment choices
  • Facts about prostate cancer
    • What is the prostate?
  • Thinking about treatment choices
    • Medical tests and terms
    • Types of treatment...
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Major Depressive Disorder in Adults: Inpatient Pocket Guide 12/17/07

This pocket guide on inpatient mental health care is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in Adults, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD). The guideline is intended to identify the critical decision points in management of patients with depressive conditions, such as assessment, empirically supported psychotherapies and pharmacological therapies, non-MDD conditions...

School Violence Prevention: Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative 12/17/07

This Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) initiative on school violence—Safe Schools/ Healthy Students—focuses on the collective involvement of families, communities, and schools to build resiliency to disruptive behavior disorders. The initiative is a grant program designed to develop real-world knowledge about what works best to reduce school violence. The underlying principles of the program are to:

  • Marry security with healthy childhood development
  • Approach...
Available Anti-HIV Medications 12/17/07

This tool is a table of available anti-HIV medications, showing brand, generic, and other names for each medication. By clicking on the name of the drug, the user can access the AIDSInfo fact sheet for the medication. The table and the fact sheets are available in both English and Spanish.

Key Outcome Indicators For Evaluating Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs 12/17/07

This guide provides information on 120 key outcome indicators for evaluation of statewide comprehensive tobacco prevention and control programs. Indicators are organized by evidence-based logic models. Detailed information is provided for each indicator, including indicator definition, example data sources and measures, and graphic depictions of expert panel ratings across various criteria, such as overall quality and resource utilization.

This guide addresses the following topics:...

AIDSinfo Drug Database 12/17/07

The AIDS info Drug Database provides HIV/AIDS drug fact sheets for the drugs most commonly used to treat patients with HIV/AIDS. The database includes fact sheets for both Food and Drug Administration-approved and investigational drugs. For each drug, patient, health professional, and Spanish versions are available. All three include links to an audio file of the correct pronunciation, as well as a link to additional sources of information about the drug.

Patient versions of...

Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) MDRD Calculator for Adults 12/17/07

Providers can use this calculator to estimate kidney function in adults by measuring the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). This calculator is based on the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) Study equation.

The following information is entered into this tool to calculate GFR:

  • Plasma creatinine
  • Age
  • Whether patient is African American
  • Gender
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Post Traumatic Stress Acute Stress Reaction (ASR) Module - Pocket Guide 12/17/07

This pocket guide is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline Management of Post Traumatic Stress, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. It focuses on the evaluation and triage of post-traumatic acute stress reaction (ASR).

This pocket guide addresses the following topics:

  • Initial evaluation and triage (algorithm)
  • ASR assessment
  • ASR immediate needs
  • ASR acute interventions...
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS): Chronic Pain and Fatigue, Guideline Summary 12/17/07

This 18-page guideline summary is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Medically Unexplained Symptoms: Chronic Pain and Fatigue, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. It is intended to:

  • Promote efficient and effective assessment of patients’ complaints
  • Identify the critical decision points in management of patients with medically unexplained symptoms: chronic pain and fatigue
  • Allow...

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