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Revised Bethesda Guidelines for hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (Lynch syndrome) and microsatellite instability.
This commentary summarizes the Workshop presentations on HNPCC and MSI testing; presents the issues relating to the performance, specificity, and specificity of the Bethesda Guidelines; outlines the revised Bethesda Guidelines for identifying individuals at risk for H NPCC; and recommend criteria for MSI testing.
Incidence, outcomes, and cost of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes.
The results appear to support the value of foot-ulcer prevention programs for patients with diabetes and the attributable cost of care compared with that in patients without foot ulcers.
Randomized phase III trial of paclitaxel plus carboplatin versus vinorelbine plus cisplatin in the treatment of patients with advanced non--small-cell lung cancer: a Southwest Oncology Group trial.
PC is equally efficacious as VC for the treatment of advanced non--small-cell lung cancer, and overall costs on the PC arm were higher than on the VC arm because of drug costs.
The economic burden of COPD.
International studies of trends in COPD-related hospitalization indicate that although the average length of stay has decreased since 1972, admissions per 1,000 persons per year for COPD have increased in all age groups > 45 years of age, reflecting population aging, smoking patterns, institutional factors, and treatment practices.
Good research practices for cost-effectiveness analysis alongside clinical trials: the ISPOR RCT-CEA Task Force report.
Trial-based cost-effectiveness studies have appeal because of their high internal validity and timeliness and improving the quality and uniformity of these studies will increase their value to decision makers who consider evidence of economic value along with clinical efficacy when making resource allocation decisions.
Effect of improved glycemic control on health care costs and utilization.
The data suggest that a sustained reduction in HbA(1c) level among adult diabetic patients is associated with significant cost savings within 1 to 2 years of improvement.
Cost-effectiveness analysis alongside clinical trials II-An ISPOR Good Research Practices Task Force report.
Antimicrobial prophylaxis and outpatient management of fever and neutropenia in adults treated for malignancy: American Society of Clinical Oncology clinical practice guideline.
- C. Flowers, J. Seidenfeld, S. Ramsey
- MedicineJournal of clinical oncology : official journal…
- 14 January 2013
These guidelines are provided to provide guidelines on antimicrobial prophylaxis for adult neutropenic oncology outpatients and on selection and treatment as outpat patients of those with fever and neutropenia.
Breast Cancer in Limited‐Resource Countries: An Overview of the Breast Health Global Initiative 2005 Guidelines
Future research is needed to better determine how the BHGI guidelines for health care improvement can best be implemented in limited‐resource settings.
Quality of life in survivors of colorectal carcinoma
Little is known with regard to general and disease specific quality of life in survivors of colorectal carcinoma, particularly from community‐based samples of cases across stage and survival times from diagnosis.