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 Guidance / Methods Research Reports

Evidence Reports

Screening for Speech and Language Delay and Disorders in Children Age 5 Years or Younger

Contrast-Induced Nephropathy

Screening for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Systematic Review to Update the 2008 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation

Management of Renal Masses and Localized Renal Cancer

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

Strategies to Improve Mental Health Care for Children and Adolescents

Management Strategies to Reduce Psychiatric Readmissions

Imaging for Pretreatment Staging of Small Cell Lung Carcinoma

Treatments for Fecal Incontinence

Diagnosis and Management of Infantile Hemangioma

Environmental Cleaning for the Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI)

Core Functionality for Pediatric Electronic Health Records

Home-Based Primary Care Interventions: A Systematic Review

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

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

Ankyloglossia

Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

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

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

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

Use of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in the Medicare Population

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Methods Guidance

Guidance for the Conduct and Reporting of Decision and Simulation Models in the Context of Health Technology Assessment 

Integrating Bodies of Evidence: Existing Systematic Reviews and Primary Studies

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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

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

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