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Diagnosis and Treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

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07/2016

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07/2016

Topic: Brain and Nerve Conditions
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Discontinuation of Disease-Modifying Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

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04/2015

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04/2015

Preventive Treatments for Migraines in Children

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06/2013

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06/2013

Preventive Treatments for Migraines in Adults

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04/2013

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04/2013

Acute Migraine Treatment in Emergency Settings

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11/2012

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11/2012

Treatment for Restless Legs Syndrome

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11/2012

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11/2012

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01/2014

Antiepileptic Medications for Seizure Control

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12/2011

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07/2013

Topic: Cancer
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Diagnosis and Management of Infantile Hemangioma

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01/2016

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01/2016

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06/2016

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06/2016

Therapies for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer - Update of 2008 report

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12/2014

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12/2014

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01/2016

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01/2016

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07/2009

Oral Contraceptive Use for the Primary Prevention of Ovarian Cancer

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06/2013

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06/2013

Epoetin & Darbepoetin for Managing Anemia During Cancer Treatment

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04/2013

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04/2013

Medications To Reduce the Risk of Primary Breast Cancer in Women

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09/2009

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09/2009

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01/2010

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01/2010

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08/2010

Topic: Cardiovascular Conditions
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Renal Artery Stenosis Management Strategies: Updated Comparative Effectiveness Review

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08/2016

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08/2016

Medication Therapy Management

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11/2014

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11/2014

Benefits and Harms of Aspirin for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events

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02/2014

Combination Therapy vs Intesification of Statin Monotherapy: Update

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02/2014

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02/2014

Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Treatments for Angina and MI

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11/2013

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11/2013

Natriuretic Peptide Measurement in Heart Failure Management

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11/2013

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11/2013

Testing of CYP2C19 Variants & Platelet Reactivity for Antiplatelet Treatment

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09/2013

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09/2013

Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

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08/2013

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08/2013

Treatment of Atrial Fibrilation

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06/2013

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07/2013

Treatment Strategies for Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease

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05/2013

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05/2013

Pharmacologic and Mechanical Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism

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05/2013

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05/2013

Update of Lipid-Modifying Agents

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05/2013

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02/2014

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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04/2013

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04/2013

Treatments for Women with Coronary Artery Disease

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08/2012

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08/2012

Dietary Supplements in Adults Taking Cardiovascular Drugs

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04/2012

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04/2012

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04/2013

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04/2013

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04/2014

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis in Orthopedic Surgery

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03/2012

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03/2012

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08/2012

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08/2012

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01/2013

ACEIs, ARBs & DRIs for Adults with Essential Hypertension-An Update of the 2007 Report

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06/2011

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06/2011

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10/2011

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10/2011

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01/2012

Off-Label uses of Recombinant Factor VIIa

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06/2010

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06/2010

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10/2010

Adding ACEIs and/or ARBs to Standard Therapy for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

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10/2009

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10/2009

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07/2010

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07/2010

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03/2011

Lipid-modifying Agents for Treating Cholesterol

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09/2009

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09/2009

Topic: Dermatologic Conditions
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Chronic Venous Leg Ulcer Treatment

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01/2014

Diagnosis and Management of Infantile Hemangioma
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Topic: Developmental Delays, ADHD, Autism
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Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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08/2014

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08/2014

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09/2014

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09/2014

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12/2014

Therapies for Adolescents & Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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08/2012

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08/2012

ADHD Meds & Risk of Serious Coronary Heart Disease in Young & Middle-aged Adults

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12/2011

ADHD Meds & Risk of Serious Cardiovascular Disease in Children & Youth

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11/2011

ADHD Treatment in At-risk Preschoolers and Long-Term in All Ages

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10/2011

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10/2011

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06/2012

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06/2012

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10/2012

Topic: Diabetes
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Diabetes Medications for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: An Update

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04/2016

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04/2016

Medication Therapy Management Interventions in Outpatient Settings

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11/2014

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11/2014

Insulin Delivery & Glucose Monitoring Methods for DM

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07/2012

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07/2012

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09/2012

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09/2012

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01/2013

Oral Meds for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Update of 2007 Report

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03/2011

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03/2011

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06/2011

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06/2011

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12/2011

Premixed Insulin Analogues for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

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09/2008

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09/2008

Topic: Digestive System
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Treatments for Fecal Incontinence

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03/2016

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07/2016

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07/2016

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05/2017

Pharmacologic Therapies for the Management of Crohn's Disease

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02/2014

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02/2014

Adjuvant Treatment for Phenylketonuria (PKU)

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02/2012

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02/2012

Management of GERD: Update of 2005 Report

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09/2011

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09/2011

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09/2011

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09/2011

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02/2012

Topic: Endocrine and Metabolism
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Treatment of Subclinical Hypo- or Hyperthyroidism

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11/2011

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11/2011

Topic: Functional Limitations and Physical Disabilities
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Noninvasive Treatments for Low Back Pain

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02/2016

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02/2016

Effectiveness and Risks of Long-term Opioid Treatment of Chronic Pain

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09/2014

Topic: Genitourinary Conditions
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Newer Medications for Lower Urinary Tract Symptons from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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05/2016

Chronic Urinary Retention: Comparative Effectiveness of Treatments and Harms

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09/2014

Evaluation and Treatment of Cryptorchidism

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12/2012

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12/2012

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08/2013

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08/2013

Preventive Medical Therapy for Recurrent Nephrolithiasis in Adults

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07/2012

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07/2012

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08/2013

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08/2013

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09/2013

Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Women

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04/2012

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04/2012

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04/2012

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04/2012

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08/2012

Screening, Monitoring & Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease Stages 1-3

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01/2012

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01/2012

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10/2012

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10/2012

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12/2012

Topic: Gynecology
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Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms

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03/2015

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03/2015

Treatments for Noncyclic Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women

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01/2012

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01/2012

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04/2012

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04/2012

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07/2012

Topic: Infectious Diseases & HIV AIDS
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Early Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Clostridium difficile: Update

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03/2016

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05/2017

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05/2017

Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Measures Antibiotic Treatment of Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia

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11/2014

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11/2014

Safety of Vaccines Used for Routine Immunizations in the US

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07/2014

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07/2014

Screening for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

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06/2013

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06/2013

Therapies for Hepatitis C in Adults

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11/2012

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11/2012

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11/2012

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11/2012

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03/2013

Procalcitonin-Guided Antibiotic Therapy

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10/2012

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10/2012

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10/2012

Topic: Mental Health
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1st & 2nd Generation Antipsychotics for Children and Young Adults

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03/2017

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03/2017

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09/2012

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09/2012

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12/2012

Nonpharmacological vs Pharmacological Treatments Adults with Major Depressive Disorder

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12/2015

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12/2015

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09/2016

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09/2016

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05/2017

Management and Outcomes of Binge-Eating Disorder

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12/2015

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12/2015

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05/2016

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05/2016

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03/2017

Management of Insomnia Disorder

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12/2015

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12/2015

Psychosocial & Pharmacologic Interventions for Disruptive Behavior in Children & Adolescents

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10/2015

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10/2015

Pharmacotherapy for Adults with Alcohol-Use Disorders

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05/2014

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05/2014

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02/2016

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02/2016

Medication Programs for Pschological Stress and Well-Being

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01/2014

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01/2014

Interventions for Adults with Serious Mental Illness Involved with Criminal Justice System

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08/2013

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08/2013

Psychological and Pharmacological Treatments for Adults With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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04/2013

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04/2013

Interventions for the Prevention of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Adults After Exposure to Psychological Trauma

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04/2013

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04/2013

Interventions To Improve Cardiovascular Risk Factors in People With Serious Mental Illness

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04/2013

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04/2013

1st & 2nd Generation Antipsychotics in Adults

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08/2012

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08/2012

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04/2013

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04/2013

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04/2014

Treatment for Depression after Unsatisfactory Response to SSRIs

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04/2012

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04/2012

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07/2013

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07/2013

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11/2013

2nd Generation Antidepressants for Adults: Update of 2007 Review

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12/2011

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12/2011

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07/2012

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07/2012

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10/2012

Off-label Use of Atypical Antipsychotics: Update of 2007 Report

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09/2011

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09/2011

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08/2012

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08/2012

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11/2012

Traumatic Brain Injury & Depression

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04/2011

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04/2011

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04/2011

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04/2011

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08/2011

Topic: Musculo-skeletal Conditions
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Management of Gout

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03/2016

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03/2016

Diagnosis of Gout

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02/2016

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02/2016

Treatments for Fibromyalgia in Adult Subgroups

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01/2015

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01/2015

Treatments for Otitis Media with Effusion

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05/2013

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05/2013

Treatment of Primary & Secondary Osteoarthritis of the Knee

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06/2012

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06/2012

Drug Therapies for Psoriatic Arthritis in Adults: Update of 2007 Report

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06/2012

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04/2012

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11/2012

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11/2012

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02/2013

Drug Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Adults: An Update

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06/2012

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04/2012

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11/2012

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11/2012

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02/2013

Prevention of Fractures in Men & Women with Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis: Update of 2007 Report

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03/2012

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03/2012

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05/2012

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05/2012

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07/2012

Analgesics for Osteoarthritis: Update of 2006 Report

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10/2011

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10/2011

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02/2012

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02/2012

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05/2012

DMARDs in Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

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09/2011

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09/2011

Pain Management for Hip Fracture

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05/2011

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05/2011

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05/2011

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05/2011

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08/2011

Topic: Obesity
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Bariatric Surgery & Nonsurgical Therapy for Adults with Metabolic Conditions & Obesity

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06/2013

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06/2013

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09/2013

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09/2013

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02/2014

Topic: Ophthalmologic Conditions
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Treatment for Glaucoma

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04/2012

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02/2013

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02/2013

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04/2013

Topic: Otolaryngologic Conditions
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Evaluation and Treatment of Tinnitus: Comparative Effectiveness

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08/2013

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08/2013

Topic: Pregnancy and Childbirth
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Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage

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04/2015

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04/2015

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07/2016

Antidepressant Treatment of Depression During Pregnancy and Postpartum

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07/2014

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07/2014

Smoking Cessation Interventions in Pregnancy and Postpartum Care

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02/2014

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02/2014

Progestogens for Prevention of Preterm Birth

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09/2012

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09/2012

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09/2012

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09/2012

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01/2013

Nitrous Oxide for Management of Labor Pain

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08/2012

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08/2012

Terbutaline Pump for Prevention of Preterm Birth

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09/2011

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09/2011

Therapeutic Management of Gestational Diabetes

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08/2009

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08/2009

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08/2010

Topic: Renal Disease
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Calcineurin Inhibitors for Kidney Transplant

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03/2016

Topic: Respiratory Conditions
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Improving Antibiotic Prescribing for Uncomplicated Acute Respiratory Tract Infections

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01/2016

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01/2016

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04/2016

Treatments for Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

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07/2013

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07/2013

Allergen-Specific Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis and/or Asthma

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03/2013

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03/2013

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08/2013

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08/2013

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12/2013