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Evidence-based Practice Centers

To view an evidence report, use the alphabetic index that follows and click on the desired topic.

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (August 2006)
Acne (March 2001)
Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis (March 1999)
Acute Sinusitis in Children (October 2000)
Acute Stroke and Myocardial Infarction (October 2011)
Adnexal Mass, Management (February 2006)
Adrenal Mass (February 2002)
Advance Care Planning, Decision Aids (July 2014)
AHRQ Clinical Practice Guidelines (September 2002)
Alcohol Consumption and Cancer Risk (November 2010)
Alcohol Dependence, Pharmacotherapy (January 1999)
Allocation of Scarce Resources, Mass Casualty Events (June 2012)
Alzheimer's Disease & Cognitive Decline (April 2010)
Anemia in Oncology (March 2001)
Angina, Unstable (August 2000)
Antibiotic Prescribing Behavior (January 2006)
Antioxidant Supplements for Cancer (October 2003)
Antioxidant Supplements for Cardiovascular Disease (July 2003)
Antiretroviral (ARV) Drug Resistance (September 2007)
Assisted Reproductive Technology (May 2008)
Asthma, Chronic (September 2001)
Asthma, Work-Related (October 2005)
Asthma Care—Closing the Quality Gap (January 2007)
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Diagnosis (October 1999)
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Treatment (November 1999)
Atrial Fibrillation (May 2000)
Autopsy (October 2002)
Ayurvedic Treatments, Diabetes Mellitus (June 2001)

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B Vitamins and Berries and Age-Related Neurodegenerative Disorders (April 2006)
Back Pain, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (February 2009)
Back Pain, Complementary and Alternative Therapies II (October 2010)
Bariatric Surgery in Women (November 2008)
Bioterrorism Preparedness, Information Technology (June 2002)
Bioterrorism Preparedness, Regionalization (April 2004)
Bioterrorism Preparedness, Training Clinicians (December 2001)
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory (November 2002)
BNP and NT-proBNP, Diagnosis and Prognosis of Heart Failure (September 2006)
Breast Abnormalities (April 2001)
Breast Cancer Care, Quality Measuring (September 2004)
Breast Tumors, HER2 Testing (November 2008)
Breastfeeding, Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes (April 2007)
Bronchiolitis (January 2003)
Bronchoconstriction and Asthma, Exercise-induced (January 2010)
Bundled Payment (August 2012)

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Cancer, Antioxidant Supplements (October 2003)
Cancer, Decision Aids (July 2002)
Cancer Care Quality Measures, Colorectal Cancer (May 2006)
Cancer Care Quality Measures, Symptoms and End of Life Care (May 2006)
Cancer Clinical Trials, Recruitment of Underrepresented Populations (June 2005)
Cancer Control Interventions (May 2003)
Cancer Family History, Clinical Utility (April 2009)
Cancer Family History, Collection and Use in Primary Care (October 2007)
Cancer, Immuno-Augmentation Therapy and Naltrexone (April 2003)
Cancer Pain, Management (January 2001)
Cancer Risk, Dietary Behaviors (November 2000)
Cancer Symptoms (July 2002)
Carbohydrate and Lipid Disorders (January 2002)
Cardiac Ischemia, Acute (September 2000)
Cardiovascular Disease, Antioxidant Supplements (July 2003)
Care Coordination—Closing the Quality Gap (June 2007)
Cataract and Glaucoma (June 2001)
Cataract Surgery, Anesthesia (July 2000)
Celiac Disease (June 2004)
Cervical Cytology (January 1999)
Cesarean Delivery on Maternal Request (March 2006)
Children With Special Health Care Needs, Care Coordination Strategies (June 2007)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (September 2001)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Disability (December 2002)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (December 2014)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (September 2000)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Spirometry (August 2005)
Chronic Renal Failure, Disability (May 2000)
Chronic Renal Failure, Epoetin for Anemia (August 2001)
Closing the Quality Gap—Overview (August 2004)
Colorectal Cancer Screening (May 1998)
Colorectal Cancer Screening, Enhancing Use and Quality (February 2010)
Community-Based Participatory Research (August 2004)
Community Health Worker Interventions (June 2009)
Consumer Health Informatics Applications (October 2009)
Continuing Medical Education, Effectiveness (February 2007)
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)
Dementia, Pharmacological Treatment (April 2004)
Dental Caries (February 2001)
Dental Patients, Cardiovascular Effects of Epinephrine (March 2002)
Dental Patients, HIV Positive (February 2001)
Depression, CYP450 Testing for Adults Treated with SSRIs (January 2007)
Depression—Newer Pharmacotherapies (March 1999)
Depression, Perinatal (February 2005)
Depression, Post-Myocardial Infarction (May 2005)
Depression, Antidepressant Treatment Pregnancy & Postpartum (July 2014)
Diabetes Care—Closing the Quality Gap (September 2004)
Diabetes Education for Children (April 2008)
Diabetes, Gestational (March 2008)
Diabetes Mellitus, Ayurvedic Treatments (June 2001)
Diabetes Mellitus, Islet Transplantation (July 2004)
Diabetes Mellitus, Use of Glycated Hemoglobin and Microalbuminuria (July 2003)
Disabilities, Quality Improvement Measurement (October 2012)
Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) (September 2009)
Dysphagia (Swallowing Disorders) (March 1999)

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Eating Disorders, Management (April 2006)
Elective Induction of Labor (March 2009)
End-of-Life Care and Outcomes (November 2004)
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) (January 2002)
Ephedra for Weight Loss and Athletic Performance (March 2003)
Epinephrine, Cardiovascular Effects (March 2002)
Epilepsy, Newly Diagnosed Patients (February 2001)
Epilepsy, Treatment-Resistant (April 2003)
Episiotomy Use in Obstetrical Care (May 2005)
Epoetin for Anemia, Chronic Renal Failure (August 2001)
Epoetin for Anemia in Oncology (March 2001)
Erectile Dysfunction (May 2009)

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Failure to Thrive (March 2003)
Family History and Improving Health (September 2009)
Febrile Infants (March 2012)
Fecal & Urinary Incontinence in Adults, Prevention (December 2007)

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Garlic, Cardiovascular Disease (October 2000)
Gastrointestinal Conditions, Mind-Body Interventions (March 2001)
Gestational Diabetes (March 2008)
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (November 2012)

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Headache, Treatment (February 1999)
Health Benefit Design, Consumer-Oriented Strategies for Improving (July 2007)
Health Care Decisionmaking (April 2012)
Health Disparities, Addressing (August 2012)
Health Information Technology, Costs and Benefits (April 2006)
Health Information Technology, Medication Management (April 2011)
Health Information Technology, Patient-Centered Care (June 2012)
Health Information Technology Use, Barriers and Drivers (November 2008)
Health-Related Evidence, Communication and Dissemination Strategies (November 2013)
Healthcare-Associated Infections (January 2007)
Healthcare-Associated Infections (November 2012)
Health Literacy Interventions and Outcomes, Update (March 2011)
Heart Failure, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (November 2004)
Heart Failure, Pharmacologic Management (July 2003)
Heart Failure, Testing for BNP and NT-proBNP (September 2006)
Heparin, Uses Treat Burn Injury (December 2006)
Hepatitis B (October 2008)
Hepatitis C (June 2002)
Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer (May 2007)
Hip Fractures (August 2009)
Hydroxyurea, Sickle Cell Disease (February 2008)
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (September 2003)
Hypertension Care (January 2005)
Hypertension During Pregnancy (August 2000)

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Impaired Glucose Tolerance and Fasting Glucose (September 2005)
Islet Transplantation, Diabetes Mellitus (July 2004)
Insomnia, Manifestations and Management (June 2005)

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Knee Replacement, Total (November 2003)

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Labor, Elective Induction (March 2009)
Lactose Intolerance (February 2010)
Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy and Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (June 2007)
Literacy and Health Outcomes (January 2004)
Literacy Interventions and Outcomes, Update (March 2011)
Localized Prostate Cancer Surveillance (December 2011)
Low Birth Weight (March 2003)
Lung Cancer, Small Cell, Management (July 2006)


Mass Casualty Events, Allocation of Scarce Resources (June 2012) Mass Casualty Incident, Training Hospital Staff to Respond (April 2004)
Maternal Weight Gain, Outcomes (November 2008)
Mechanical Ventilation, Weaning (June 2000)
Medicare Expenditures, Physicians' Services (October 2003)
Medication Adherence Interventions (September 2012)
Medication Management & Health IT (April 2011)
Meditation Practices for Health (June 2007)
Melatonin for Sleep Disorders (November 2004)
Menopause-Related Symptoms, Management (March 2005)
Mental Health/Substance Abuse and Primary Care, Integration (October 2010)
Meta-regression Approaches (March 2004)
Migraine, Treatment (February 1999)
Milk Thistle Effects (September 2000)
Minority Healthcare Quality, Improvement Strategies (January 2004)
Multiple Sclerosis, Criteria to Determine Disability (May 2004)
Multivitamin/Mineral Supplements, Chronic Disease Prevention (May 2006)
Musculoskeletal Disorders, Worker-Related (October 2002)
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (December 2014)

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Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia (November 2002)
Nitric Oxide in Preterm Infants, Inhaled (October 2010)
Nurse Staffing and Quality of Patient Care (March 2007)

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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 Cancer (February 2005)
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 on Child and Maternal Health (August 2005)
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Effects on Cognitive Functions (February 2005)
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Effects on Eye Health (July 2005)
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Effects in Type II Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Other Diseases (March 2004)
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Effects on Mental Health (July 2005)
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Effects on Organ Transplantation (February 2005)
Opioid Treatment of Chronic Pain (September 2014)
Osteoarthritis of the Knee (October 2007)
Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women (February 2001)
Otitis Media, Acute (June 2000)
Otitis Media, Diagnosis (June 2002)
Otitis Media, Acute: Update (November 2010)
Ovarian Cancer, Genomic Tests (October 2006)
Ovarian Cancer, Oral Contraceptive Use (June 2013)
Overactive Bladder (August 2009)

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Palliative Care (October 2012)
Paralyzed Persons, Urinary Complications (January 1999)
Parkinson's Disease (June 2003)
Patient-Centered Care, Health Information Technology (June 2012)
Patient-Centered Medical Home (July 2012)
Patient Safety Indicators: Hospital Data (August 2002)
Patient Safety Practices (July 2001)
Patient Safety, Working Conditions (March 2003)
Pediatric Anthrax (August 2006)
Perinatal Depression: Prevalence and Screening (February 2005)
Periodic Health Evaluation, Value (April 2006)
Periodontitis, Scaling and Root Planing Therapy (January 2004)
Physical Activity, General Population and Cancer Patients and Survivors (June 2004)
Preterm Labor (October 2000)
Preventive Care, Economic Incentives (August 2004)
Probiotics (April 2011)
Prolonged Pregnancy (March 2002)
Prostate Cancer (January 1999)
Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment (July 2012)
Prostate Cancer Surveillance, Localized (December 2011)
Public Reporting (July 2012)

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Quality Indicators, Refinement (May 2001)

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Rating Systems for Strength of Scientific Evidence (March 2002)
Regulation of Healthcare, Costs (November 2005)
Rhinitis, Allergic and Nonallergic (May 2002)
Rhinitis, Allergic (Working-Age Population) (February 2003)

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S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine (SAMe) (August 2002)
Short Stature (March 2003)
Sickle Cell Disease, Hydroxyurea (February 2008)
Sinusitis, Acute Bacterial—Update (June 2005)
Sleep Apnea (December 1998)
Small Cell Lung Cancer, Management (July 2006)
Soy, Effects on Health Outcomes (August 2005)
Speech/Language Disorders (January 2002)
Solid Organ Transplant, Monitoring Mycophenolic Acid (February 2008)
Spinal Cord Injury, Carbohydrate and Lipid Disorders (January 2002)
Spinal Cord Injury, Neuropathic Pain Management (June 2001)
Spinal Cord Injury, Pulmonary Disease (June 2001)
Spinal Cord Injury, Sexuality and Reproductive Health (December 2004)
Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Lumbar (March 2001)
Spirometry, Use for COPD Management (August 2005)
Statement of Work for Technical Analysis, Methodology (January 2006)
Stroke, Acute (July 2005)
Stroke Management, Effectiveness (July 2002)
Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) (March 1999)

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Telemedicine for the Medicare Population (February 2001)
Telemedicine for the Medicare Population—Update (February 2006)
Telemedicine, Supplement (August 2001)
Thiopurine Methyltransferase Activity (December 2010)
Tobacco Use (June 2006)
Toilet Training for Bowel and Bladder Control (December 2006)
Traumatic Brain Injury (December 1998)
Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents (September 1999)

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Unstable Angina (August 2000)
Urinary Incontinence in Adults, Prevention (December 2007)
Uterine Fibroids (January 2001)
Uterine Fibroids, Update (July 2007)

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Vaccines, Safety (July 2014)
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (March 2003)
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: New Insights (March 2010)
Venous Thromboembolism (August 2000)
Venous Thromboembolism, Genetic Testing (June 2009)
Violence Prevention in Adolescents (September 2004)
Vitamin D, Bone Health (August 2007)
Vitamin D and Calcium (July 2009)
Vitamin D and Calcium (Update) (September 2014)

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Weight Management Programs, Children and Adolescents (September 2008)
Wound-Healing Technologies (December 2004)

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EPC Archived Topics Index: A-Z. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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