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Screening, early detection, and diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) occurs as an idiopathic process or as a component of a variety of disease processes, including chronic thromboembolic disease, connective tissue diseases,Expand
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Mathematical model for the natural history of human papillomavirus infection and cervical carcinogenesis.
The authors constructed a Markov model as part of a systematic review of cervical cytology conducted at the Duke University Evidence-based Practice Center (Durham, North Carolina) between OctoberExpand
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Noninvasive staging of non-small cell lung cancer: a review of the current evidence.
STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine the test performance characteristics of CT scanning, positron emission tomography (PET) scanning, MRI, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) for staging the mediastinum, andExpand
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Diagnosis and management of cough executive summary: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
Recognition of the importance of cough in clinical medicine was the impetus for the original evidence-based consensus panel report on “Managing Cough as a Defense Mechanism and as a Symptom,”Expand
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Medical therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is often difficult to diagnose and challenging to treat. Untreated, it is characterized by a progressive increase in pulmonary vascular resistance leading toExpand
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Performance characteristics of different modalities for diagnosis of suspected lung cancer: summary of published evidence.
STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine the test performance characteristics of various modalities for the diagnosis of suspected lung cancer. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS A systematic search ofExpand
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Prognosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
Although idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension is perceived as a progressive disease with a uniformly poor outcome, the natural history of disease is heterogeneous, with some patients dyingExpand
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Evaluation of cervical cytology.
Searching MEDLINE (from 1966), EMBASE (from 1980), HealthSTAR (from 1975), Cancerlit (from 1983) and CINAHL (from 1983) were searched. EconLit was searched for economic data. Full details of theExpand
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Management of Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Summary and Appraisal of Published Evidence
The primary aims of this paper are 1) to summarize and evaluate published data that address care of patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD] and 2) to improveExpand
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Management of acute exacerbations of COPD: a summary and appraisal of published evidence.
STUDY OBJECTIVES To critically review the available data on the diagnostic evaluation, risk stratification, and therapeutic management of patients with acute exacerbations of COPD. DESIGN, SETTING,Expand
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