Future Research Needs

Evidence-based Reports

An important part of systematic reviews is to not only synthesize the evidence, but also to identify the gaps in evidence that limited the ability to answer the systematic review questions. EPCs worked with various stakeholders to further develop and prioritize the future research needed by decisionmakers. This collection of 44 Future Research Needs projects is intended to be used by researchers and funders of research to help improve the body of comparative effectiveness evidence that would be useful for decisionmakers.

Overview—Future Research Needs Projects

Pharmacological Management of Crohn’s Disease: Future Research Needs (April 2014)

Chronic Venous Leg Ulcer Treatment: Future Research Needs (January 2014)

Long-Term Care for Older Adults: Future Research Needs (November 2013)

Strategies To Prevent Weight Gain in Adults: Future Research Needs (August 2013)

Screening for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): Future Research Needs (June 2013)

Future Research Needs for Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs (June 2013)

Wireless Motility Capsule Versus Other Diagnostic Technologies for Evaluating Gastroparesis and Constipation: Future Research Needs (May 2013)

Preventive Pharmacological Treatments for Migraine in Adults: Future Research Needs (April 2013)

Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults: Future Research Needs (April 2013)

Intravascular Diagnostic Procedures and Imaging Techniques Versus Angiography Alone in Coronary Stenting: Future Research Needs (April 2013)

PCA3 Testing in the Diagnosis and Management of Prostate Cancer: Future Research Needs (April 2013)

Insulin Delivery and Glucose Monitoring Methods: Future Research Needs (March 2013)

Treatment Strategies for Women With Coronary Artery Disease: Future Research Needs (February 2013)

Noninvasive Technologies for the Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease in Women: Future Research Needs (February 2013)

Nonoperative and Operative Treatments for Rotator Cuff Tears: Future Research Needs (February 2013)

Treatment for Restless Legs Syndrome: Future Research Needs (February 2013)

Physical Therapy for Knee Pain Secondary to Osteoarthritis: Future Research Needs (February 2013)

Future Research Needs: Interventions for Adolescents and Young Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorders (February 2013)

Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Programs for Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in Adults: Future Research Needs (January 2013)

Biomarkers for Assessing and Managing Iron Deficiency Anemia in Late-Stage Chronic Kidney Disease: Future Research Needs (January 2013)

Outpatient Case Management for Adults With Medical Illnesses and Complex Care Needs: Future Research Needs (January 2013)

Future Research Needs on Procalcitonin-Guided Antibiotic Therapy (January 2013)

Future Research Needs To Reduce Cesarean Birth in Low-Risk Women (October 2012)

Serum Free Light Chain Analysis for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prognosis of Plasma Cell Dyscrasias: Future Research Needs (September 2012)

Adjuvant Treatment for Phenylketonuria: Future Research Needs (September 2012)

Future Research Needs for Noncyclic Chronic Pelvic Pain Therapies for Women (September 2012)

Future Research Needs for the Comparative Effectiveness of Breathing Exercises and/or Retraining Techniques in the Treatment of Asthma (September 2012)

Self-Measured Blood Pressure: Future Research Needs (August 2012)

Future Research Needs for Prevention and Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection (May 2012)

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: Developing and Prioritizing a Future Research Agenda (May 2012)

Future Research Needs for Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACEIs), Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists (ARBs), or Direct Renin Inhibitors (DRIs) for Treating Hypertension (March 2012)

Future Research Needs for First- and Second-Generation Antipsychotics for Children and Young Adults (February 2012)

Future Research Needs for Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (February 2012)

Future Research Needs for Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (February 2012)

Future Research Needs for Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplantation in the Pediatric Population (February 2012)

Future Research Needs for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder—Effectiveness of Treatment in At-Risk Preschoolers; Long-Term Effectiveness in All Ages; and Variability in Prevalence, Diagnosis, and Treatment (January 2012)

Future Research Needs for Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors or Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers Added to Standard Medical Therapy for Treating Stable Ischemic Heart Disease (November 2010)

Future Research Needs for the Management of Gestational Diabetes (November 2010)

Future Research Needs for Outcomes of Weight Gain in Pregnancy (November 2010)

Future Research Needs To Reduce the Risk of Primary Breast Cancer in Women (September 2010)

Future Research Needs for Comparative Effectiveness of Treatments of Localized Prostate Cancer (September 2010)

Future Research Needs for the Integration of Mental Health/Substance Abuse and Primary Care (September 2010)

Future Research Needs for the Treatment of Common Hip Fractures (September 2010)

Future Research Needs for the Comparison of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions With Bypass Graft Surgery in Nonacute Coronary Artery Disease (September 2010)

Page last reviewed June 2014
Internet Citation: Future Research Needs: Evidence-based Reports. June 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/evidence-based-reports/technical/future/index.html