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Reports

The Pacific Northwest EPC produces systematic reviews and analyses of the scientific evidence (evidence reports and updates) on a variety of health care and health policy topics within multiple sponsors, including the AHRQ Effective Health Care Program, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the Drug Effectiveness Review Program (DERP), and other associations and agencies. We also build on these reports to create materials and messages relating to health care decisions for patients, clinicians, and policymakers, and we carry out research into the best practices and methods for conducting reviews of the scientific literature.

Full-text reports are available at:
AHRQ Effective Health Care

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

2014

Chou R, Cuevas C, Fu R, Devine B, Wasson N, Ginsburg A, Zakher B, Pappas M, Graham E, Sullivan S. Imaging Techniques for the Diagnosis and Staging of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 143. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2012-00014-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 14(15)-EHC048-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2014.

Gold LS, Lee CI, Devine B, Nelson H, Chou R, Ramsey S, Sullivan SD. Imaging Techniques for Treatment Evaluation for Metastatic Breast Cancer. Technical Brief No. 17. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2012-00014-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 14-EHC044-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2014.

Chou R, Dana T, Bougatsos C, Blazina I, Zakher B, Khangura J.  Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults: Systematic Review to Update the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Evidence Synthesis No. 110. AHRQ Publication No. 12-05172-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; February 2014.

Drug Effectiveness Review Project. Drug Class Reviews. Portland, OR: Oregon Health & Science University; 2001- .

2013

Nelson HD, Fu R, Goddard K, Mitchell JP, Okinaka-Hu L, Pappas M, Zakher B. Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer: Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Evidence Synthesis No. 101. AHRQ Publication No. 12-05164-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; December 2013.

Humphrey L, Deffebach M, Pappas M, Baumann C, Artis K, Priest Mitchell J, Zakher B, Fu R, Slatore C. Screening for Lung Cancer: Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Evidence Synthesis No. 105. AHRQ Publication No. 13-05188-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 2013.

Saha S, Smith MEB, Totten A, Fu R, Wasson N, Rahman B, Motu'apuaka M, Hickam DH. Pressure Ulcer Treatment Strategies: Comparative Effectiveness. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 90. (Prepared by the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10057-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 13-EHC003-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; May 2013.

Chou R, Dana T, Bougatsos C, Blazina I, Starmer A, Reitel K, Buckley D. Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment and Prevention: Comparative Effectiveness. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 87. (Prepared by Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10057-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 12(13)-EHC148-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. May 2013.

Thompson M, Dana T, Bougatsos C, Blazina I, Norris S. Screening for Hypertension in Children and Adolescents to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease: Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Evidence Synthesis No. 99. AHRQ Publication No. 13-05181-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; February 2013.

Nelson HD, Selph S, Bougatsos C, Blazina I. Behavioral Interventions and Counseling to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect: Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Evidence Synthesis No. 98. AHRQ Publication No. 13-05176-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2013.

Hickam DH, Weiss JW, Guise J-M, Buckley D, Motu'apuaka M, Graham E, Wasson N, Saha S. Outpatient Case Management for Adults With Medical Illness and Complex Care Needs. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 99. (Prepared by the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10057-I.) AHRQ Publication No.13-EHC031-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2013.

2012

Chou R, Selph S, Dana T, Bougatsos C, Zakher B, Blazina I, Korthuis PT. Screening for HIV: Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Evidence Synthesis No. 95. AHRQ Publication No. 12-05173-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; November 2012.

Chou R, Cantor A, Bougatsos C, Zakher B. Screening for HIV in Pregnant Women: Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Evidence Synthesis No. 96. AHRQ Publication No. 12-05173-EF-2. Rockville, MD: Agency forHealthcare Research and Quality; November 2012.

Chou R, Hartung D, Rahman B, Wasson N, Cottrell E, Fu R. Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 76. (Prepared by Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10057-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 12(13)-EHC113-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; November 2012.

Chou R, Cottrell EB, Wasson N, Rahman B, Guise J-M. Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 69. (Prepared by the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10057-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 12(13)-EHC090-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; November 2012.

Totten AM, Wagner J, Tiwari A, O'Haire C, Griffin J, Walker M. Public Reporting as a Quality Improvement Strategy. Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science. Evidence Report No. 208. (Prepared by the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10057-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 12-E011-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 2012.

Nelson HD, Walker M, Zakher B, Mitchell J. Menopausal Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions: Systematic Review to Update the 2002 and 2005 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations. Evidence Synthesis No. 93. AHRQ Pub No. 12-05168-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; May 2012.

Nelson HD, Bougatsos C, Blazina I. Screening Women for Intimate Partner Violence and Elderly and Vulnerable Adults for Abuse: Systematic Review to Update the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Evidence Synthesis No. 92. AHRQ Publication No. 12-05167-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; May 2012.

2011

Chou R, McDonagh MS, Nakamoto E, Griffin J. Analgesics for Osteoarthritis: An Update of the 2006 Comparative Effectiveness Review. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 38. (Prepared by the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. HHSA 290 2007 10057 I) AHRQ Publication No. 11(12)-EHC076-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2011.

Chou R, Dana T, Bougatsos C, Fu R, Blazina I, Gleitsmann K, Rugge JB. Treatments for Localized Prostate Cancer: Systematic Review to Update the 2002 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Evidence Synthesis No. 91. AHRQ Publication No. 12-05161-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2011.

McDonagh M, Peterson K, Thakurta S. Consideration of evidence on antiemetic drugs for nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy in adults. Technology Assessment Report. (Prepared by the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. HHSA 290 2007 10057 I). Project ID: CANM0509. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2011.

Rugge B, Balshem H, Sehgal R, Relevo R, Gorman P, Helfand M.Screening and Treatment of Subclinical Hypothyroidism orHyperthyroidism. ComparativeEffectiveness Review No. 24. (Prepared by the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10057-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 11(12)-EHC033-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2011.

Chou R, Arora B, Dana T, et al. Screening Asymptomatic Adults for Coronary Heart Disease With Resting or Exercise Electrocardiography: Systematic Review to Update the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Evidence Synthesis, No. 88. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2011.

Chou R, Dana T, Bougatsos C, Fleming C, Beil T. Screening for Hearing Loss in Adults Ages 50 Years and Older: A Review of the Evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Evidence Synthesis No. 83. AHRQ Publication No. 11-05153-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; March 2011.

Chou R, Dana T, Bougatsos C. Screening for Visual Impairment in Children Ages 1-5 Years: Systematic Review to Update the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Evidence Synthesis No. 81. AHRQ Publication No. 11-05151-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; February 2011.

2010

Chou R, Dana T. Screening Adults for Bladder Cancer: Update of the 2004 Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Evidence Synthesis No. 78. AHRQ Publication No. 11- 05148-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2010.

Nelson HD, Haney EM, Chou R, Dana T, Fu R, Bougatsos C. Screening for Osteoporosis: Systematic Review to Update the 2002 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Evidence Synthesis No. 77. AHRQ Publication No. 10-05145-EF-1. Rockville, Maryland: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, July 2010.

Guise J-M, Eden K, Emeis C, Denman MA, Marshall N, Fu R, Janik R, Nygren P, Walker M, McDonagh M. Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: New Insights. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No.191. (Prepared by the Oregon Health & Science University Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10057-I). AHRQ Publication No. 10-E003. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. March 2010.

2009

Nelson HD, Tyne K, Naik A, Bougatsos C, Chan B, Nygren P, Humphrey L. Screening for Breast Cancer: Systematic Evidence Review Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Evidence Review Update No. 74. AHRQ Publication No. 10-05142-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2009.

Helfand M, Buckley D, Fleming C, et al. Screening for Intermediate Risk Factors for Coronary Heart Disease. Evidence Synthesis, No. 73. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2009.

Nelson HD, Fu R, Humphrey L, Smith ME, Griffin JC, Nygren P. Comparative Effectiveness of Medications To Reduce Risk of Primary Breast Cancer in Women. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 17. (Prepared by Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10057-1.) Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. September 2009.

Chou R, Dana T, Bougatsos C. Screening for Visual Impairment in Older Adults: Systematic Review to Update the 1996 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Evidence Synthesis, No. 71.Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 2009.

Chou R, Huffman L: The use of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain: Evidence review. Glenview, IL: The American Pain Society, 2009.

2008

Nelson HD, Bougatsos C, Nygren P. Universal Newborn Hearing Screening: Systematic Review to Update the 2001 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Evidence Synthesis, No. 62. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 2008.

Norris SL, Kansagara D, Bougatsos C, et al. Screening for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Update of 2003 Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Evidence Synthesis, No. 61. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; June 2008.

Helfand M, Carson S. Screening for Lipid Disorders in Adults: Selective Update of 2001 US Preventive Services Task Force Review. Evidence Syntheses, No. 49. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; June 2008 Jun.

Polen MR, Whitlock EP, Wisdom JP, et al. Screening in Primary Care Settings for Illicit Drug Use: Staged Systematic Review for the United States Preventive Services Task Force. Evidence Synthesis, No. 58.1. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2008.

Nygren P, Fu R, Freeman M, et al. Screening and Treatment for Bacterial Vaginosis in Pregnancy: Systematic Review to Update the 2001 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Evidence Synthesis, No. 57. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2008.

2007

Chou R, Huffman L. Evaluation and management of low back pain: evidence review. Glenview, IL: American Pain Society; 2007.

Haney EM, Huffman LH, Bougatsos C, et al. Screening for Lipid Disorders in Children and Adolescents. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Evidence Synthesis, No. 47.Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 2007.

Chou R, Huffman L. Screening for Human Immunodeficiency Virus: Focused Update of a 2005 Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Evidence Synthesis, No. 46. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2007.

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