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Acne (March 2001)
Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis (March 1999)
Acute Cardiac Ischemia (September 2000)
Acute Otitis Media (June 2000)
Acute Sinusitis in Children (October 2000)
Adrenal Mass (February 2002)
Alcohol Dependence, Pharmacotherapy (January 1999)
Allergic and Nonallergic Rhinitis (May 2002)
Allergic Rhinitis, Working-Age Population (February 2003)
Anemia in Oncology (March 2001)
Antioxidant Supplements for Cancer (October 2003)
Antioxidant Supplements for Cardiovascular Disease (July 2003)
Atrial Fibrillation (May 2000)
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (November 1999)
Autopsy (October 2002)

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Bioterrorism Preparedness (December 2001)
Bioterrorism Preparedness, Information Technology (June 2002)
Bioterrorism Preparedness, Regionalization (April 2004)
Blood Pressure Monitoring (November 2002)
Breast Abnormalities (April 2001)
Breast Cancer Care, Measuring Quality (September 2004)
Bronchiolitis (January 2003)

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Cancer Control Interventions (May 2003)
Cancer, Decision Aids (July 2002)
Cancer, Immuno-Augmentation and (April 2003)
Cancer Pain, Management (January 2001)
Cancer Symptoms (July 2002)
Cataract and Glaucoma (June 2001)
Cataract Surgery, Anesthesia (July 2000)
Celiac Disease (June 2004)
Cervical Cytology (January 1999)
Chronic Asthma (September 2001)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (September 2001)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Disability (December 2002)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (September 2000)
Chronic Renal Failure, Disability (May 2000)
Chronic Renal Failure, Epoetin for Anemia (August 2001)
Community-Based Participatory Research (August 2004)
Coronary Heart Disease in Women, Diagnosis and Treatment (May 2003)
Coronary Heart Disease in Women, Selected Topics (May 2003)

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Deep Venous Thrombosis (January 2003)
Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (March 2001)
Dementia, Pharmacological Treatment (April 2004)
Dental Caries (February 2001)
Dental Patients, HIV Positive (February 2001)
Depression—Newer Pharmacotherapies (March 1999)
Diabetes Mellitus, Ayurvedic Treatments (June 2001)
Diabetes Mellitus, Islet Transplantation in Patients (July 2004)
Diabetes Mellitus, Use of Glycated Hemoglobin and Microalbuminuria (July 2003)
Dietary Behavior Related to Cancer Risk (November 2000)

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Economic Incentives for Preventive Care (August 2004)
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) (January 2002)
Ephedra for Weight Loss and Athletic Performance (March 2003)
Epilepsy, Newly Diagnosed Patients (February 2001)
Epilepsy, Treatment-Resistant (April 2003)
Epinephrine, Cardiovascular Effects (March 2002)

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Failure to Thrive (March 2003)

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Garlic, Cardiovascular Disease (October 2000)
Gastrointestinal Conditions, Mind-Body Interventions (March 2001)

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Heart Failure, Pharmacologic Management (July 2003)
Hepatitis C (June 2002)
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (September 2003)
Hypertension During Pregnancy (August 2000)

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Knee Replacement, Total (November 2003)


Literacy and Health Outcomes (January 2004)
Low Birth Weight (March 2003)

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Mass Casualty Incident, Training Hospital Staff to Respond (April 2004)
Mechanical Ventilation, Weaning (June 2000)
Milk Thistle Effects (September 2000)
Minority Healthcare Quality, Improvement Strategies (January 2004)
Multiple Sclerosis, Criteria to Determine Disability (May 2004)
Musculoskeletal Disorders, Worker-Related (October 2002)

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Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia (November 2002)

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Obesity, Pharmacological and Surgical Treatment (July 2004)
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Effects on Arrhythmogenic Mechanisms in Culture Studies (March 2004)
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Effects on Asthma (March 2004)
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Effects on Cardiovascular Disease (March 2004)
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Effects on Cardiovascular Risk Factors (March 2004)
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Effects in Type II Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Other Diseases (March 2004)
Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women (February 2001)
Otitis Media, Diagnosis (June 2002)

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Paralyzed Persons, Urinary Complications (January 1999)
Parkinson's Disease, Diagnosis and Treatment (June 2003)
Patient Safety Practices (July 2001)
Patient Safety, Working Conditions (March 2003)
Periodontitis, Scaling and Root Planing Therapy (January 2004)
Physical Activity, General Population and Cancer Patients and Survivors (June 2004)
Preterm Labor (October 2000)
Prolonged Pregnancy (March 2002)
Prostate Cancer (January 1999)
Pulmonary Disease Following Cervical Spinal Cord Injury (June 2001)

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Quality-based Purchasing, Support Strategies (July 2004)


Rating Systems for Strength of Scientific Evidence (March 2002)


S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine (SAMe) (August 2002)
Short Stature (March 2003)
Sleep Apnea (December 1998)
Speech/Language Disorders (January 2002)
Spinal Cord Injury (June 2001)
Stable Angina (August 2000)
Stroke Management, Effectiveness (July 2002)
Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) (March 1999)


Telemedicine for the Medicare Population (February 2001)
Telemedicine, Supplement (August 2001)
Total Knee Replacement (November 2003)
Traumatic Brain Injury (December 1998)
Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents (September 1999)
Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy, Management (April 2003)

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Unstable Angina (August 2000)
Uterine Fibroids (January 2001)

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Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (March 2003)
Venous Thromboembolism (August 2000)
Violence Prevention in Adolescents (October 2004)

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