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Colorectal Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides patients with information about colorectal cancer screening.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • What is screening?
  • General information about colorectal cancer
  • Colorectal cancer screening
    • Tests commonly used to screen for colorectal cancer
    • New tests being studied in clinical trials
  • Risks of colorectal cancer screening
Living Well With COPD: Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema--Patient Education Guide 12/17/07

This patient education guide provides information about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and important steps for better living for people diagnosed with the disease.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Living well with COPD
  • What is COPD?
  • Inside your lungs
  • How COPD affects the body
  • Causes of COPD
  • Symptoms of COPD
  • Making the diagnosis
  • Important steps for better living with COPD
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Your Guide to Living Well With Heart Disease 12/17/07

This tool is a step-by-step guide to helping people with heart disease make decisions that will protect and improve their heart health. It provides information about lifestyle habits, medicines, and other treatments that can lessen the chances of having a heart attack.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Heart disease: A wakeup call
  • What is heart disease?
  • Getting tested for heart disease
  • Controlling your risk factors
    • You and your doctor...
Home Safety Checklists 12/17/07

This tool is a compilation of checklists from various organizations addressing fall prevention in the senior population.

Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma 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 Hodgkin lymphoma.

This tool is organized into the following sections:

  • General information about adult Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Cellular classification of adult Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Stage information for adult Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Treatment option overview
    • Radiation...
Caring for Someone with AIDS at Home 12/17/07

This guide provides information for people caring for someone with AIDS at home. It is also for people with AIDS and HIV infection who are sick and need care.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • How to get ready to take care of someone at home
  • What you need to know about HIV and AIDS
    • How HIV is spread
    • How HIV is NOT spread
  • Giving care
    • Bedsores
    • Exercises
    • Breathing
    • ...
Understanding Prostate Changes: A Health Guide for Men 12/17/07

This booklet for men can help answer questions about prostate changes that happen with age, such as:

  • What are common prostate changes?
  • How are these changes treated?
  • What do I need to know about testing for prostate changes, including cancer?

This booklet addresses the following topics:

  • Introduction to the prostate
  • Prostate changes that are not cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Talking to your doctor
  • Types of tests
  • ...
Dissemination Planning Tool from Development of a Planning Tool to Guide Dissemination of Research Results 12/17/07

This tool assists patient safety researchers in developing a plan for disseminating research findings and products to potential users in the health care system and facilitates the translation of research into practice. It was developed to help researchers evaluate their research and develop appropriate dissemination plans, if the research is determined to have “real world” impact.

The tool offers six major elements to evaluate research and develop a dissemination plan:

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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...
Diabetes Mellitus Algorithm S: Screening and Prevention 12/17/07

This algorithm 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 (DM), such as glycemic control, evaluation of the eyes and feet, and co-morbid conditions (e.g....

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