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EPC Evidence Reports

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List of Available Reports by Number

Cardiovascular

Acute Cardiac Ischemia, Emergency Department Technologies
   Clinical Focus / Summary (September 2000)
   Evidence Report (File Download) / Selected Publications

Atrial Fibrillation, Management of New Onset
   Clinical Focus / Summary (May 2000)
   Evidence Report (File Download) / Selected Publications

Blood Pressure Monitoring
   Clinical Focus / Summary (November 2002)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Cardiovascular Effects of Epinephrine
   Clinical Focus / Summary (March 2002)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Coronary Heart Disease in Women, Selected Topics
   Clinical Focus / Summary (May 2003)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Coronary Heart Disease in Women, Systematic Review
   Clinical Focus / Summary (May 2003)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism, Diagnosis and Treatment
   Clinical Focus / Summary (January 2003)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Heart Failure and Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction, Pharmacologic Management
   Clinical Focus / Summary (July 2003)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Hypertension During Pregnancy, Management
   Clinical Focus / Summary (August 2000)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Stable Angina, Conventional and Alternative Therapies
   Clinical Focus / Summary (November 1999)
   Evidence Report (File Download) / Selected Publications

Stroke, Management Effectiveness
   Clinical Focus / Summary (July 2002)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Unstable Angina, Prediction of Risk for Patients
   Clinical Focus / Summary (August 2000)
   Evidence Report (File Download) / Selected Publications

Venous Thromboembolism, Prevention After Injury
   Clinical Focus / Summary (August 2000)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

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Complementary and Alternative Care

Ayurvedic Treatments for Diabetes Mellitus
   Clinical Focus / Summary (June 2001)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Mind-Body Interventions, Gastrointestinal Conditions
   Clinical Focus / Summary (March 2001)
   Evidence Report (File Download) / Selected Publications

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Dietary Supplements

Antioxidant Supplements, Prevention and Treatment of Cancer
   Clinical Focus / Summary (October 2003)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files)

Antioxidant Supplements, Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
   Clinical Focus / Summary (July 2003)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Ephedra and Ephedrine for Weight Loss and Athletic Performance Enhancement
   Clinical Focus / Summary (March 2003)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Garlic, Cardiovascular Disease
   Clinical Focus / Summary (October 2000)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Milk Thistle Effects
   Clinical Focus / Summary (September 2000)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Effects on Arrhythmogenic Mechanisms in Culture Studies
   Clinical Focus / Summary (March 2004)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Effects on Asthma
   Clinical Focus / Summary (March 2004)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Effects on Cardiovascular Disease
   Clinical Focus / Summary (March 2004)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Effects on Cardiovascular Risk Factors
   Clinical Focus / Summary (March 2004)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Effects in Type II Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Other Diseases
   Clinical Focus / Summary (March 2004)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine (SAMe) for Depression, Osteoarthritis, and Liver Disease
   Clinical Focus / Summary (August 2002)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

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Dermatology

Acne, Management
   Clinical Focus / Summary (March 2001)
   Evidence Report: Volume I, Volume II (File Download)

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Endocrinology

Diabetes Mellitus, Islet Transplantation in Patients
   Clinical Focus / Summary (July 2004)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files)

Diabetes Mellitus, Use of Glycated Hemoglobin and Microalbuminuria
   Clinical Focus / Summary (July 2003)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Obesity, Pharmacological and Surgical Treatment
   Clinical Focus / Summary (July 2004)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)
Clinician's Aid

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Gynecology/Obstetrics and Neonatal

Cervical Cytology
   Clinical Focus / Summary (January 1999)
   Evidence Report / Selected Publications

Failure to Thrive, Determining Disability in Infants and Children
   Clinical Focus / Summary (March 2003)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Hypertension During Pregnancy, Management
   Clinical Focus / Summary (August 2000)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Low Birth Weight, Determining Disability in Infants and Children
   Clinical Focus / Summary (March 2003)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Preterm Labor, Management
   Clinical Focus / Summary (January 1999)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Prolonged Pregnancy, Management
   Clinical Focus / Summary (March 2002)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia, Management
   Clinical Focus / Summary (November 2002)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Short Stature, Determining Disability in Infants and Children
   Clinical Focus / Summary (March 2003)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Uterine Fibroids, Management
   Clinical Focus / Summary (January 2001)
   Evidence Report: Volume I, Volume II (File Download)

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
   Clinical Focus / Summary (March 2003)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

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Health Care Services

Bioterrorism Preparedness, Training of Clinicians
   Clinical Focus / Summary (December 2001)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Bioterrorism Preparedness, Information Technology
   Clinical Focus / Summary (June 2002)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Bioterrorism Preparedness, Regionalization
   Clinical Focus / Summary (April 2004)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Literacy and Health Outcomes
   Clinical Focus / Summary (January 2004)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Mass Casualty Incident, Training Hospital Staff to Respond
   Clinical Focus / Summary (April 2004)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Patient Safety Practices, Making Health Care Safer
   Clinical Focus/ Summary
   Evidence Report (HSTAT; HTML; File Download)

Patient Safety, Effects of Working Conditions
   Clinical Focus / Summary (March 2003)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Physical Activity, General Population and Cancer Patients and Survivors
   Clinical Focus / Summary June 2004
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Telemedicine for the Medicare Population
   Clinical Focus / Summary (February 2001)
   Evidence Report (File Download) / Selected Publications

Telemedicine, Supplement: Indirect Home Interventions
   Clinical Focus / Summary (August 2001)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Violence Prevention in Adolescents
   Clinical Focus / Summary (October 2004)

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Hematology and Oncology

Adrenal Mass, Management of Clinically Inapparent
   Clinical Focus / Summary (February 2002)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Anemia in Oncology, Use of Epoetin
   Clinical Focus / Summary (March 2001)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Breast Abnormalities, Diagnosis and Management
   Clinical Focus / Summary (April 2001)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Breast Cancer Care in Women, Measuring Quality
   Clinical Focus / Summary (September 2004)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files)

Cancer Control Interventions, Diffusion and Dissemination
   Clinical Focus / Summary May 2003
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Cancer Pain, Management
   Clinical Focus / Summary (January 2001)
   Evidence Report: Volume I, Volume II (File Download)

Cancer Symptoms, Management
   Clinical Focus / Summary (July 2002)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Dietary Behavior Related to Cancer Risk
   Clinical Focus / Summary (November 2000)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Immuno-Augmentation Therapy and Naltrexone for Cancer Treatment
   Clinical Focus / Summary (April 2003)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Impact of Cancer-Related Decision Aids
   Clinical Focus / Summary (July 2002)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Physical Activity, General Population and Cancer Patients and Survivors
   Clinical Focus / Summary June 2004
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Prostatic Cancer, Androgen Suppression
   Clinical Focus / Summary (January 1999)
   Evidence Report / Selected Publications

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Methodology

Community-Based Participatory Research
   Clinical Focus / Summary (August 2004)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Economic Incentives for Preventive Care
   Clinical Focus / Summary (August 2004)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Minority Healthcare Quality, Improvement Strategies
   Clinical Focus / Summary (January 2004)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Multiple Sclerosis, Criteria to Determine Disability
   Clinical Focus / Summary (May 2004)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Rating Systems for Strength of Scientific Evidence
   Clinical Focus / Summary (March 2002)
   Evidence Report (File Download)
Fact Sheet / Selected Publications

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Musculoskeletal

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Defining and Managing
   Clinical Focus / Summary (September 2001)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Disability and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Systematic Literature Review
   Clinical Focus / Summary (December 2002)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women, Diagnosis and Monitoring
   Clinical Focus / Summary (February 2001)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Total Knee Replacement
   Clinical Focus / Summary (December 2003)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Worker-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Diagnosis and Treatment
   Clinical Focus / Summary (October 2002)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

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Nephrology

Chronic Renal Failure, Determinants of Disability
   Clinical Focus / Summary (May 2000)
   Evidence Report (File Download) / Selected Publications

Chronic Renal Failure, Use of Epoetin for Anemia
   Clinical Focus / Summary (March 2001)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

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Neurology

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Treatment
   Clinical Focus / Summary (November 1999)
   Evidence Report / Selected Publications

Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Treatment
   Clinical Focus / Summary (March 2001)
   Evidence Report: Volume I, Volume II (File Download)

Dementia, Pharmacological Treatment
   Clinical Focus / Summary (April 2004)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Epilepsy, Management of Newly Diagnosed Patients
   Clinical Focus / Summary (February 2001)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
   Clinical Focus / Summary (September 2003)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Multiple Sclerosis, Criteria to Determine Disability
   Clinical Focus / Summary (May 2004)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Paralyzed Persons, Prevention and Management of Urinary Complications
   Clinical Focus / Summary (January 1999)
   Evidence Report / Selected Publications

Parkinson's Disease, Diagnosis and Treatment
   Clinical Focus / Summary (June 2003)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Sleep Apnea, Diagnosis
   Clinical Focus / Summary (December 1998)
   Evidence Report / Selected Publications

Spinal Cord Injury, Management of Neurogenic/Neuropathic Pain
   Clinical Focus / Summary (September 2001)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Traumatic Brain Injury, Rehabilitation
   Clinical Focus / Summary (December 1998)
   Evidence Report / Selected Publications

Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents
   Clinical Focus / Summary (October 2000)
   Evidence Report

Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy, Management
   Clinical Focus / Summary (April 2003)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

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Ophthalmology

Cataract and Glaucoma, Surgical Treatment
   Clinical Focus / Summary (September 2000)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Cataract Surgery, Anesthesia Management
   Clinical Focus / Summary (July 2000)
   Evidence Report: Volume I, Volume II (File Download) / Selected Publications

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Oral and Gastrointestinal

Celiac Disease
   Clinical Focus / Summary (June 2004)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Dental Caries, Diagnosis and Management
   Clinical Focus / Summary (February 2001)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Dental Patients Who Are HIV Positive
   Clinical Focus / Summary (February 2001)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
   Clinical Focus / Summary (March 2001)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Hepatitis C, Management
   Clinical Focus / Summary (June 2002)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Periodontitis, Scaling and Root Planing Therapy
   Clinical Focus / Summary (January 2004)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) in Acute-Care Stroke Patients, Diagnosis and Treatment
    Clinical Focus / Summary (March 1999)
   Evidence Report / Selected Publications

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Otolaryngology, Respiratory, and Allergic

Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis, Diagnosis and Treatment
   Clinical Focus / Summary (March 1999)
   Evidence Report / Selected Publications

Acute Otitis Media, Management
   Clinical Focus / Summary (June 2000)
   Evidence Report (File Download) / Selected Publications

Acute Sinusitis in Children, Supplement
   Clinical Focus / Summary (October 2000)
   Evidence Report File Download)

Allergic and Nonallergic Rhinitis, Management
   Clinical Focus / Summary (May 2002)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Allergic Rhinitis in the Working-Age Population, Management    Clinical Focus / Summary (February 2003)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Bronchiolitis in Infants and Children, Management
   Clinical Focus / Summary (January 2003)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Chronic Asthma, Management
   Clinical Focus / Summary (September 2001)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Acute Exacerbations
   Clinical Focus / Summary (September 2000)
   Evidence Report (File Download) / Selected Publications

Mechanical Ventilation, Criteria for Weaning
   Clinical Focus / Summary (June 2000)
   Evidence Report (File Download) / Selected Publications

Otitis Media with Effusion, Diagnosis
   Clinical Focus / Summary (June 2002)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

Pulmonary Disease Following Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
   Clinical Focus / Summary (June 2001)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

Speech/Language Disorders, Criteria for Determining Disability
   Clinical Focus / Summary (January 2002)
   Evidence Report (File Download)

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Pathology

Autopsy
   Clinical Focus / Summary (October 2002)
   Evidence Report (PDF Files; File Download)

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Psychiatry and Substance Abuse

Alcohol Dependence, Pharmacotherapy
   Clinical Focus / Summary (January 1999)
   Evidence Report / Selected Publications

Depression, Treatment with New Drugs
   Clinical Focus / Summary (March 1999)
   Evidence Report / Selected Publications

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