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ClinicalTrials.gov 12/17/07

ClinicalTrials.gov provides patients, family members, health care professionals, and members of the public easy access to information on clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions. A clinical trial (also clinical research) is a research study on human volunteers to answer specific health questions. Interventional trials determine whether experimental treatments or new ways of using known therapies are safe and effective under controlled environments. Observational trials...

Adult Non-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 treatment of adult non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).

This tool is organized into the following sections:

  • General information about adult NHL
  • Cellular classification of adult NHL
    • Updated Revised European-American Lymphoma (REAL)/World Health Organization classifications
    • PDQ modification of REAL classification of...
Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volume 3--Hypertension Care 12/17/07

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality sponsored a critical analysis of the existing literature on quality improvement (QI) strategies for hypertension care, to bring data to bear on QI opportunities. This report aims to help readers assess whether a QI strategy might work in their practice or patient population.

This report includes the following sections:

  • Introduction
    • Background
    • The quality gap
    • Evidence-based guidelines and quality of care...
Red-Yellow-Green Diabetes Tool 12/17/07

This one-page tool, in Microsoft(r) Word format, uses the colors of a stoplight to guide patients in managing their diabetes. The tool is divided into blood glucose levels depicted by green (“great control”), yellow (“caution”), and red (“stop and think”) zones. For each zone, the tool provides signs and symptoms and allows the health care provider to give specific instructions for managing the condition, including guidance on when to seek emergency medical assistance.

Diabetes: The Numbers 12/17/07

Diabetes: The Numbers is a slide presentation that contains U.S. diabetes prevalence and incidence rates broken down by age, sex, and race/ethnicity. They are designed as a resource for health care professionals, diabetes educators, and students to educate about and help to manage the challenges of diabetes prevention and control. The slides can be downloaded as an entire presentation or used individually.

The Pap Test: Questions and Answers 12/17/07

This fact sheet addresses the importance of a Pap test and pelvic exam.

This fact sheet provides answers to the following questions on Pap tests and pelvic exams:

  • What is a Pap test?
  • What is a pelvic exam?
  • Why are a Pap test and pelvic exam important?
  • Who performs a Pap test?
  • How is a Pap test done?
  • How often should a woman have a Pap test?
  • When should the Pap test be done?
  • How are the results of a Pap test reported?...
Prostate Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

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

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Summary of evidence
    • Digital rectal examination and prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
      • Benefits
      • Harms
  • Significance
    • Incidence and mortality
    • Risk factors
  • Evidence of benefit...
Parental Depression Screening for Pediatric Clinicians: An Implementation Manual 12/17/07

The manual teaches pediatric health providers how to routinely screen for parental depression and how to refer parents to professionals for help.

The manual contains the following sections:

  • Section one: Summary of the parental well-being project experience
  • Section two: Role of the pediatric provider in the screening process
  • Section three: Implementation of parental depression screening at the practice level
  • Section four: Guide for organizations...
How to Cut Down on Your Drinking 12/17/07

This pamphlet provides information on how to reduce alcohol consumption. It addresses the following topics:

  • How to cut down on your drinking
  • Steps to help you cut down on your drinking
    • Write your reasons for cutting down or stopping
    • Set a drinking goal
    • Keep a “diary” of your drinking
  • Tips to help you cut down
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Recovery Month Kit 11/29/07

The Recovery Month Toolkit guides users, such as community leaders and health care providers, through the entire process of planning, launching, and publicizing National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month activities and events.

The three sections of this planning toolkit–media outreach, targeted outreach, and resources–will help the user to:

  • Target key groups to involve
  • Plan events
  • Publicize in the media
  • Provide information
  • Share...

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