EPC 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 with multiple sponsors, including the AHRQ Effective Health Care Program, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the Drug Effectiveness Review Project (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.

The Pacific Northwest EPC reports are available through the following links.

All AHRQ Evidence-based Practice Center Reports

AHRQ Effective Health Care

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Drug Effectiveness Review Project (DERP)

NCBI Bookshelf

PubMed

Systematic Reviews, Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, Evidence Reports, Technology Assessments

2019 - 2018 2017  -  2016  -  2015  -  2014  -  2013  -  2012  -  2011  -  2010  -  2009

2008 - 2007  -  2006  -  2005  -  2004  -  2003  -  2002  -  2001  -  2000  -  1999  -  1998

2019

Chou R, Evans C, Hoverman A, Sun C, Dana T, Bougatsos C, Grusing S, Korthuis PT. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Evidence Synthesis No. 178. AHRQ Publication No. 18-05247-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2019. https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/final-evidence-review/prevention-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-infection-pre-exposure-prophylaxis

Chou R, Dana T, Grusing S, Bougatsos C. Screening for HIV Infection in Asymptomatic, Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Evidence Synthesis No. 176. AHRQ Publication No. 18-05246-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2019. https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/final-evidence-review-nonpregnant-adolescents-and-adults/human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-infection-screening1

Selph S, Bougatsos C, Dana T, Grusing S, Chou R. Screening for HIV Infection in Pregnant Women: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Evidence Synthesis No. 177. AHRQ Publication No. 18-05246-EF-2. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2019. https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/final-evidence-review-pregnant-women/human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-infection-screening1

O'Neil M, McDonagh M, Hsu F, Cheney T, Carlson K, Holmes R, Ramirez S, Hart E, Murphy K, Graham E, Chou R. Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Groundwork for a Publicly Available Repository of Randomized Controlled Trial Data. Technical Brief No. 32. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2015-00009-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 19-EHC018-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; May 2019.  doi: 10.23970/AHRQEPCTB32.

Cantor A, McDonagh M, Blazina I, Griffin J, Grusing S, Hendrickson R. Screening for Elevated Lead Levels in Pregnant Women: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Evidence Synthesis No. 175. AHRQ Publication No. 18-05245-EF-2. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2019. PMID: 31017749.

Totten AM, Hansen RN, Wagner J, Stillman L, Ivlev I, Davis-O’Reilly C, Towle C, Erickson JM, Erten-Lyons D, Fu R, Fann J, Babigumira JB, Palm-Cruz KJ, Avery M, McDonagh MS. Telehealth for Acute and Chronic Care Consultations. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 216. (Prepared by Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2015-00009-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 19-EHC012-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2019. doi: 10.23970/AHRQEPCCER216.

Totten AM, Smith C, Dunham K, Jungbauer RM, Graham E. Improving Access to and Usability of Systematic Review Data for Health Systems Guidelines Development. Methods Research Report. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2015-00009-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 19-EHC010-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; February 2019.  doi: 10.23970/AHRQEPCMETHENGAGEIMPROVING.

2018

Skelly AC, Chou R, Dettori JR, Turner JA, Friedly JL, Rundell SD, Fu R, Brodt ED, Wasson N, Winter C, Ferguson AJR. Noninvasive Nonpharmacological Treatment for Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 209. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2015-00009-I.) AHRQ Publication No 18-EHC013-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; June 2018. doi: 10.23970/AHRQEPCCER209 PMID: 30179389.

Totten AM, Cheney TP, O'Neil ME, Newgard CD, Daya M, Fu R, Wasson N, Hart EL, Chou R. Physiologic Predictors of Severe Injury: Systematic Review. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 205. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2015-00009-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 18-EHC008-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2018. doi: 10.23970/AHRQEPCCER205.  PMID: 30748156.

2017

Chou R, Korthuis PT, McCarty D, Coffin P, Griffin J, Davis-O’Reilly C, Grusing S, Daya M. Management of Suspected Opioid Overdose With Naloxone by Emergency Medical Services Personnel. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 193. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2015-00009-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 17(18)-EHC025-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; November 2017.

McDonagh MS, Dana T, Selph S, Devine EB, Cantor A, Bougatsos C, Blazina I, Grusing S, Fu R, Kopelovich SL, Monroe-DeVita M, Haupt DW. Treatments for Schizophrenia in Adults: A Systematic Review. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 198. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2015-00009-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 17(18)-EHC031-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2017. doi.org/10.23970/AHRQEPCCER198.

Chou R, Blazina I, Bougatsos C, Mackey K, Grusing S, Selph S. Screening for Celiac Disease: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Evidence Synthesis No. 144. AHRQ Publication No. 14-05215-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; March 2017.

Chou R, Totten AM, Pappas M, Carney N, Dandy S, Grusing S, Fu R, Wasson N, Newgard C. Glasgow Coma Scale for Field Triage of Trauma: A Systematic Review. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 182. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2015-00009-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 16(17)-EHC041-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2017. PMID: 28125195.

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2016

Chou R, Korthuis PT, Weimer M, Bougatsos C, Blazina I, Zakher B, Grusing S, Devine B, McCarty D. Medication-Assisted Treatment Models of Care for Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care Settings. Technical Brief No . 28. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2015-00009-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 16(17)-EHC039-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. December 2016.

Chou R, Dana T, Blazina I, Daeges M, Bougatsos C, Grusing S, Jeanne TL. Statin Use for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Evidence Synthesis No. 139. AHRQ Publication No. 14-05206-EF-2. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2016. PMID: 27905702.

Chou R, Dana T, Blazina I, Daeges M, Bougatsos C, Jeanne T. Screening for Dyslipidemia in Younger Adults: A Systematic Review to Update the 2008 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Evidence Synthesis No. 138. AHRQ Publication No. 14-05206-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2016.

Cantor A, Nelson HD, Daeges M, Pappas M. Screening for Syphilis in Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults: Systematic Review to Update the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Evidence Synthesis No. 136. AHRQ Publication No. 14-05213-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; June 2016. PMID: 27336106.

Totten AM, Womack DM, Eden KB, McDonagh MS, Griffin JC, Grusing S, Hersh WR. Telehealth: Mapping the Evidence for Patient Outcomes From Systematic Reviews. Technical Brief No. 26. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2015-00009-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 16-EHC034-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; June 2016.

Skelly AC, Hashimoto R, Buckley DI, Brodt ED, Noelck N, Totten AM, Lindner JR, Fu R, McDonagh M. Noninvasive Testing for Coronary Artery Disease. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 171. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2012-00014-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 16-EHC011-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; March 2016.

Chou R, Deyo R, Friedly J, Skelly A, Hashimoto R, Weimer M, Fu R, Dana T, Kraegel P, Griffin J, Grusing S, Brodt E. Noninvasive Treatments for Low Back Pain. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 169. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2012-00014-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 16-EHC004-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; February 2016.

Totten AM, White-Chu EF, Wasson N, Morgan E, Kansagara D, Davis-O’Reilly C, Goodlin S. Home-Based Primary Care Interventions. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2012-00014-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 15(16)-EHC036-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; February 2016.

McDonagh M, Peterson K, Winthrop K, Cantor A, Holzhammer B, Buckley DI. Improving Antibiotic Prescribing for Uncomplicated Acute Respiratory Tract Infections. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 163. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2012-00014-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 15(16)-EHC033-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2016.

Nelson HD, Cantor A, Humphrey L, Fu R, Pappas M, Daeges M, Griffin J. Screening for Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review to Update the 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Evidence Synthesis No. 124. AHRQ Publication No. 14-05201-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2016.

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2015

Hersh W, Totten A, Eden K, Devine B, Gorman P, Kassakian S, Woods SS, Daeges M, Pappas M, McDonagh MS. Health Information Exchange. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 220. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2012-00014-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 15-E002-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; December 2015.

Chou R, Buckley D, Fu R, Gore JL, Gustafson K, Griffin J, Grusing S, Selph S. Emerging Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment of Non–Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 153. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2012-00014-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 15(16)-EHC017-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. October 2015. PMID: 26632629.

Chou R, Selph S, Buckley D, Gustafson K, Griffin J, Grusing S, Gore J. Treatment of Nonmetastatic Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 152. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2012-00014-1.) AHRQ Publication No. 15-EHC015-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; June 2015.

Skelly A, Hashimoto R, Al-Khatib S, Sanders-Schmidler G, Fu R, Brodt E, McDonagh M. Catheter ablation for treatment of atrial fibrillation. Technology Assessment Report. Project ID CRDT0913. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. HHSA 290-2012-00014-I.) Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 20, 2015.

Selph S, Dana T, Bougatsos C, Blazina I, Patel H, Chou R. Screening for Abnormal Glucose and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review to Update the 2008 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Evidence Synthesis No. 117. AHRQ Publication No. 13-05190-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2015. PMID: 25973510.

McDonagh M, Cantor A, Bougatsos C, Dana T, Blazina I. Routine Iron Supplementation and Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pregnant Women: A Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Evidence Synthesis No. 123. AHRQ Publication No. 13-05187-EF-2. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; March 2015. PMID: 25927136.

McDonagh M, Blazina I, Dana T, Cantor A, Bougatsos C. Routine Iron Supplementation and Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia in Children Ages 6 to 24 Months: A Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Evidence Synthesis No. 122. AHRQ Publication No. 13-05187-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; March 2015. PMID: 25905157.

Chou R, Hashimoto R, Friedly J, Fu Rochelle, Dana T, Sullivan S, Bougatsos C, Jarvik J. Pain Management Injection Therapies for Low Back Pain. Technology Assessment Report ESIB0813. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. HHSA 290-2012-00014-I.) Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; March 2015. PMID: 25879124.

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2014

Smith MEB, Nelson HD, Haney E, Pappas M, Daeges M, Wasson N, McDonagh M. Diagnosis and Treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 219. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2012-00014-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 15-E001-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; December 2014. PMID: 26075754.

LeBlanc E, Chou R, Zakher B, Daeges M, Pappas M. Screening for Vitamin D Deficiency: Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Evidence Synthesis No. 119. AHRQ Publication No. 13-05183-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality;November 2014. PMID: 25521000.

Rugge JB, Bougatsos C, Chou R. Screening for and Treatment of Thyroid Dysfunction: An Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Evidence Synthesis No. 118. AHRQ Publication No. 15-05217-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 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, Deyo R, Devine B, Hansen R, Sullivan S, Jarvik JG, Blazina I, Dana T, Bougatsos C, Turner J. The Effectiveness and Risks of Long-Term Opioid Treatment of Chronic Pain. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 218. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2012-00014-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 14-E005-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2014.

Nelson HD, Zakher B, Cantor A, Deagas M, Pappas M. Screening for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia: Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations. Evidence Synthesis No. 115. AHRQ Publication No. 13-05184-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2014.

McDonagh M, Matthews A, Phillipi C, Romm J, Peterson K, Thakurta S, Guise J-M. Antidepressant Treatment of Depression During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 216. (Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10057-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 14-E003-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 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.

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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.

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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.

Thompson M, Tiwari A, Fu R, Moe E, Buckley DI. A Framework To Facilitate the Use of Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses in the Design of Primary Research Studies. Research White Paper. (Prepared by the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. HHSA 290-2007-10057-I) AHRQ Publication No. 12-EHC009-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. January 2012.

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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 or Hyperthyroidism. Comparative Effectiveness 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.

O'Haire C, McPheeters M, Nakamoto EK, LaBrant L, Most C, Lee K, Graham E, Cottrell E, Guise J-M. Methods for Engaging Stakeholders To Identify and Prioritize Future Research Needs. Methods Future Research Needs Report No. 4. (Prepared by the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center and the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10057-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 11-EHC044-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. June 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.

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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, Nakamoto EK, LaBrant L, Relevo R, O'Haire C, Cottrell EK, Most C, Graham E. Future Research Needs To Reduce the Risk of Primary Breast Cancer in Women. Future Research Needs Paper No. 5. (Prepared by Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10057-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 10-EHC073-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. September 2010; revised June 2010. 

Chou R, Aronson N, Atkins D, et al. Assessing harms when comparing medical interventions. In: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Methods Reference Guide for Comparative Effectiveness Reviews [posted November 2008]. Rockville, MD. This report has also been published in edited form:Chou R, Aronson N, Atkins D, Ismaila AS, Santaguida P, Smith DH, Whitlock E, Wilt TJ, Moher D. AHRQ series paper 4: assessing harms when comparing medical interventions: AHRQ and the effective health-care program. J Clin Epidemiol. 2010 May;63(5):502-12. Epub 2008 Sep 26. Review. PubMed PMID: 18823754.

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.

Whitlock EP, Lopez SA, Chang S, Helfand M, Eder M, Floyd N. Identifying, selecting, and refining topics. In: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Methods Guide for Comparative Effectiveness Reviews [posted April 2009]. Rockville, MD.  This report has also been published in edited form: Whitlock EP, Lopez SA, Chang S, Helfand M, Eder M, Floyd N. AHRQ Series Paper 3: Identifying, selecting, and refining topics for comparative effectiveness systematic reviews: AHRQ and the Effective Health Care Program. J Clin Epidemiol 2010;63:491-501. PMID 19540721.

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.

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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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2006

Rischitelli G, Nygren P, Bougatsos C, et al. Screening for Elevated Lead Levels in Childhood and Pregnancy: Update of a 1996 U.S. Preventive Task Force Review. Evidence Synthesis, No. 44: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; December 2006.

Shipman S, Helfand M, Nygren P, et al. Screening for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip. Evidence Synthesis, No. 42. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; March 2006.

Nelson HD, Nygren P, Walker M, et al. Screening for Speech and Language Delay in Preschool Children. Evidence Syntheses, No. 41. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; February 2006.

Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center. Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia in Childhood and Pregnancy: Update of the 1996 U.S. Preventive Task Force Review. Evidence Synthesis, No. 40. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 21, 2006.

2005

Nelson HD, Huffman LH, Fu R, et al. Genetic Risk Assessment and BRCA Mutation Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility. U.S. Preventive Task Force. Evidence Syntheses, No. 37. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2005.

Chou R, Smits AK, Huffman LH, et al. Screening for Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Pregnant Women. Evidence Syntheses, No. 39. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 2005.

Chou R, Korthuis PT, Huffman LH, et al. Screening for Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Adolescents and Adults. Evidence Syntheses, No. 38. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 2005

Nelson HD, Haney E, Humphrey L, Miller J, Nedrow A, Nicolaidis C, Vesco K, Walker M, Bougatsos C, Nygren P. Management of Menopause-Related Symptoms. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 120. (Prepared by the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center, under Contract No. 290-02-0024.) AHRQ Publication No. 05-E016-2. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; March 2005.

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2004

Humphrey LL, Johnson M, Teutsch S. Lung Cancer Screening: An Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Systematic Evidence Reviews, No. 31. Rockville: MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; May, 2004.

Nelson H, Nygren P, McInerney Y. Screening for Family and Intimate Partner Violence. Systematic Evidence Reviews, No. 28. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; March 2004.

Chou R, Clark E, Helfand M. Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection. Systematic Evidence Reviews, No. 24. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; March, 2004.

Helfand M. Screening for Thyroid Disease. Systematic Evidence Reviews, No. 23. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2004.

2003

Guise JM, McDonagh MS, Hashima J, Kraemer DF, Eden KB, Berlin M. Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). Evidence Report/Technology Assessment: Number 71. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; March 2003.

Hickam DH Severance S, Feldstein A, Ray L, Gorman P, Schuldheis S, Hersh WR, Helfand M. The Effect of Health Care Working Conditions on Patient Safety. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment: Number 74. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; March 2003.

McDonagh MS, Carson, Ash JS , Russman BS, Stavri PZ Ph.D, Helfand M. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, and Stroke. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment: Number 85. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2003.

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2002

Nelson HD, Helfand M. Screening for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis. Systematic Evidence Reviews, No. 17. Rockville,MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2002.

Humphrey L, Chan BKS, Detlefsen S, et al. Screening for Breast Cancer. Systematic Evidence Reviews, No. 15. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; August 2002.

Humphrey LL. Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer. Systematic Evidence Reviews, No. 14. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; August 2002.

Leblanc E, Chan B, Nelson HD. Hormone Replacement Therapy and Cognition. Systematic Evidence Reviews, No. 13. Rockville,MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; August 2002.

Nelson HD. Hormone Replacement Therapy and Osteoporosis. Systematic Evidence Reviews, No. 13. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2002 Aug. (Systematic Evidence Reviews, No. 12.)

Miller J, Chan BKS, Nelson H. Hormone Replacement Therapy and Risk of Venous Thromboembolism. Systematic Evidence Reviews, No. 11. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; August 2002.

Humphrey LL, Takano LMA, Chan BKS. Postmenopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy and Cardiovascular Disease. Systematic Evidence Reviews, No. 10. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; August 2002.

Eden KB, Orleans T, Mulrow CD, et al. Clinician Counseling to Promote Physical Activity. Systematic Evidence Reviews, No. 9. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; August 2002.

Meenan RT, Saha S, Chou R, Swarztrauber K, O'Keefee-Rosetti M, McDonagh M, Chan BKS, Hornbrook MC, Helfand M. Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Echocardiography and Carotid Imaging in the Management of Stroke. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment: Number 49. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 2002.

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2001

Helfand M, Thompson DC, Davis R, et al. Newborn Hearing Screening. Systematic Evidence Reviews, No. 5. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2001.

Helfand M, Gorman AK, Mahon S, Chan BKS, Swanson N. Actinic Keratoses. Technology Assessment prepared for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, May 2001.

Nelson HD, Saha S, Helfand M. Screening for Chlamydial Infection. Systematic Evidence Reviews, No. 3. Rockville,MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ; April 2001.

Helfand M, Mahon S, Eden K. Screening for Skin Cancer. Systematic Evidence Reviews, No. 2. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,US; April 2001.

Guise JM, Mahon S, Aickin M, et al. Screening for Bacterial Vaginosis in Pregnancy. Systematic Evidence Reviews, No. 1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2001.

Hersh WR, Wallace JA, Patterson PK, Shapiro SE, Kraemer DF, Eilers GM, Chan BKS, Greenlick MR, Helfand M. Telemedicine for the Medicare Population. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment: Number 24. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; February 2001.

Mahon S, Chan BKS, Guise JM, Helfand M. Interventions to Increase Screening for Breast Cancer. Prepared for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Oregon & SW Washington Affiliate; June 2001.

Nelson HD, Morris CD, Kraemer DF, Mahon S, Carney N, Nygren PM, Helfand M. Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women: Diagnosis and Monitoring. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment: Number 28. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; February 2001.

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2000

Carney N, Greenlick MR, Austin DF, Nygren P, Hibbard JH, Helfand M. Assessment of Self Care Manuals. Prepared for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ; March 2000.

Helfand M, Mahon S, Eden KB. Screening for Skin Cancer. Prepared for the Institute of Medicine. In: Extending Medicare Coverage for Preventive and Other Services. National Academies Press; 2000.

1999

Carney N, du Coudray H, Davis-O'Reilly C, Zimmer-Gembeck M, Mann NC, Helfand M. Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment: Number 2, Supplement. Rockville, MD: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research; September 1999.

Eden K, Helfand M, Mahon S. Screening for Thyroid Cancer: Background Paper. In: Exposure of the American People to Iodine-131 from Nevada Nuclear Bomb Tests: Review of the National Cancer Institute Report and Public Health Implications. Washington, DC: National Academy Press; 1999.

1998

Chesnut RM, Carney N, Maynard H, Patterson PK, Mann NC, Helfand M. Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment: Number 2. Rockville, MD: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research; December 1998.

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