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National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) 12/17/07

The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) is an initiative of the National Institutes of Health, designed to reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by kidney disease and its complications.

NKDEP aims to raise awareness of the seriousness of kidney disease, the importance of testing those at high risk (those with diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney failure), and the availability of treatment to prevent or slow kidney failure.

The site...

Assessing Alcohol Problems: A Guide for Clinicians and Researchers, Second Edition 12/17/07

This 296-page guide is designed to help clinicians and researchers understand the critical issues involved in formally evaluating alcohol treatment and planning treatment for individuals and to select the assessment instruments best suited to their purposes.

The guide provides guidance and instruments for

  • Screening for alcohol use disorders
  • Making a formal alcohol-related diagnosis or quantifying symptoms
  • Assessing drinking behavior (quantity, frequency,...
Management of Persons with Psychoses: Initial Screening for Psychoses 12/17/07

This algorithm for the initial screening for psychoses is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Psychoses, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD). It is intended to provide a systematic approach to the evaluation and management of patients with psychoses/schizophrenia.

The tool addresses the following:

  • Screening
  • Brief intervention
  • Referral considerations
Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Information about the following is included in this summary:

  • Incidence
  • Cellular classification
  • Clinical presentation
  • Stage information
  • Treatment options
Breast Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides patients with information about treatment for different types of breast cancer.

The summary addresses the following topics:

  • General information about breast cancer
  • Stages of breast cancer
  • Inflammatory breast cancer
  • Recurrent breast cancer
  • Treatment option overview
  • Treatment options by stage
  • Treatment options for inflammatory breast cancer
  • Treatment options for recurrent breast...
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...
Living With Lung Cancer: Patient Education Guide 12/17/07

This patient education guide provides information for people recently diagnosed with lung cancer to help them understand their condition.

This patient education guide addresses the following topics:

  • A team approach
  • Making the diagnosis
  • Staging of cancer
  • Treatment
  • Clinical studies
  • Living with lung cancer
Skin Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about skin cancer screening.

Information about the following is included in this summary:

  • Skin cancer incidence and mortality statistics and information about skin cancer risk factors
  • Skin cancer...
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?
  • ...
Tuberculosis Information for International Travelers 11/29/07

This fact sheet provides information about tuberculosis for international travelers.

The fact sheet answer the following questions:

  • What is tuberculosis (TB)?
  • What is multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB)?
  • What is extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB)?
  • How does drug resistance happen?
  • How is TB spread?
  • How does drug resistance happen?
  • Are international travelers at risk for getting MDR or XDR TB while...

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