Evidence-based Practice Center Reports in Progress

The following is a list of in-progress work by the Evidence-based Practice Center Program. Awareness of these reports and their stage of development might be useful to decisionmakers.

Evidence Reports / Methods Research Reports

Evidence Reports

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Technologies

Screening for Vitamin D Deficiency: Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation

Screening for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia

Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections

Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthy Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults with Known Risk Factors

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

Interventions to Improve Appropriate Antibiotic Use for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections

Comparative Effectiveness of Calcineurin Inhibitor Monitoring and Treatment for Renal Transplantation

Diagnosis of Celiac Disease

Improving Cultural Competence To Reduce Health Disparities for Priority Populations

Health Information Exchange

Emerging Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment of Non–Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer

Treatment of Non-Metastatic Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer

Radiotherapy Treatments for Head and Neck Cancer: Update

Nonpharmacological Versus Pharmacological Treatments for Adult Patients With Major Depressive Disorder

Noninvasive Testing for Coronary Artery Disease

Diagnosis and Management of Gout

Management and Outcomes of Binge Eating Disorder

Behavioral Health Programs for Diabetes Mellitus

Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Agitation and Aggression in Dementia


Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

The Effectiveness and Risks of Long-Term Opioid Treatment of Chronic Pain

Disruptive Behavior Disorder

Discontinuation of Disease-Modifying Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Noninvasive Treatments for Low Back Pain

Postpartum Hemorrhage

Diagnosis of Right Lower Quadrant Pain (Suspected Acute Appendicitis)

Decision Support Tools for Screening and Treatment Decisions in Early Cancer

Prevention of Contrast Media Induced Nephropathy

Insomnia Disorder: Diagnosis and Management Outside of Sleep Medicine Clinics

Treatments for Fibromyalgia in Adult Subgroups

Imaging Tests for the Diagnosis and Staging of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

Imaging Techniques for the Surveillance, Diagnosis, and Staging of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Medication Therapy Management

Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Measures for Guiding Antibiotic Treatment for Nosocomial Pneumonia

Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer: An Update of a 2008 Comparative Effectiveness Review  

Menopausal Symptoms: Comparative Effectiveness Review of Therapies

Spinal Fusion for Treating Painful Lumbar Degenerated Discs or Joints

Outcomes of Serious Mental Illness

Public Reporting of Cost Measures in Health

Imaging Techniques for Treatment Evaluation for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Cardiovascular Procedures and Subsequent Cognitive Function

Genetic Testing for Risk of Recurrent Cancer

Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

The Effectiveness of Hyaluronic Acid in the Treatment of Severe Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) of the Knee

Pain Management Injection Therapies for Low-Back Pain

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Technologies

Use of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in the Medicare Population

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Methods Research Reports

Decision and Simulation Modeling: Review of Existing Guidance, Future Research Needs, and Validity Assessment

Testing the Predictive Validity of Strength of Evidence Grades

The Empirical Evidence of Bias in Trials Measuring Treatment Effect

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Please direct inquiries about ongoing topics to: epc@ahrq.gov.

Current as of September 2014
Internet Citation: Evidence-based Practice Center Reports in Progress. September 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/evidence-based-reports/in-progress/index.html