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The Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice Center

EPC Projects

EPC projects and questions are nominated to AHRQ from a variety of sources. Please refer to AHRQ EPC website for further information concerning nominations of topics. Typically, EPC projects involve a systematic review of the literature addressing the questions, some synthesis of this evidence (e.g., evidence tables, meta-analyses, decision analyses, etc.), and presentation in the form of an evidence report electronically posted on the website of the Effective Health Care Program of AHRQ..

Impact of EPC projects includes publications and use in development of guidelines and other implementation activities.

Completed JHU EPC Projects

(AHRQ projects, unless otherwise noted)

Frameworks for Determining Research Gaps During Systematic Reviews. Methods Future Research Needs Report No. 2. AHRQ Publication No. 11-EHC043-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. June 2011.

Oral Diabetes Medications for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: An Update. Oral Diabetes Medications for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes. An Update. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 27. AHRQ Publication No. 11-EHC038. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. March 2011.

Future Research Needs for the Management of Gestational Diabetes. Future Research Needs Paper No. 7. AHRQ Publication No. 11-EHC005-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. November 2010.

Inhaled Nitric Oxide in Preterm Infants. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 195. AHRQ Publication No. 11-E001. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. October 2010

Impact of Consumer Health Informatics Applications. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 188. AHRQ Publication No. 09(10)-E019. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. October 2009.

Outcomes of Genetic Testing in Adults with a History of Venous Thromboembolism. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 180. AHRQ Publication No. 09-E011. Rockville, MD. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. June 2009.

Comparative Effectiveness, Safety, and Indications of Insulin Analogues in Premixed Formulations for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 14. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. September 2008.

Tool for Evaluating Core Elements of Hospital Disaster Drills. AHRQ Publication No. 08-0019, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. June 2008.

Therapeutic Management, Delivery, and Postpartum Risk Assessment and Screening in Gestational Diabetes. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 162. AHRQ Publication No.08-E004. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. March 2008.

Hydroxyurea for the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 165. AHRQ Publication No.08-E007. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. February 2008.

Impact of Gene Expression Profiling Tests on Breast Cancer Outcomes. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 160. AHRQ Publication No.08-E002. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. January 2008.

Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Oral Diabetes Medications for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 8. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. May 2007.

Effectiveness of Continuing Medical Education. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 149. AHRQ Publication No. 07-E006. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. January 2007.

Multivitamin/Mineral Supplements and Prevention of Chronic Disease. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 139. AHRQ Publication No. 06-E012. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. May 2006.

Value of the Periodic Health Evaluation. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 136. AHRQ Publication No. 06-E011. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. April 2006.

Knowledge and Access to Information on Recruitment of Underrepresented Populations to Cancer Clinical Trials. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 122. AHRQ Publication No. 05-E019-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. June 2005.

Post-Myocardial Infarction Depression. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 123. AHRQ Publication No. 05-E018-2. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. May 2005.

Evaluation of Hospital Disaster Drills: A Module-based Approach. AHRQ Publication No. 04-0032. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. April 2004.

Training of Hospital Staff to Respond to a Mass Casualty Incident. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment Number 95. AHRQ Publication No. 04-E015-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. April 2004.

Strategies for Improving Minority Healthcare Quality. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment Number 90. AHRQ Publication No. 04-E008-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. January 2004.

Treatment of Coexisting Cataract and Glaucoma. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment Number 38. AHRQ Publication No. 03-E041. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. June 2003.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment Number 68. AHRQ Publication No. 03-E016. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. March 2003.

Utility of Blood Pressure Monitoring Outside of the Clinic Setting. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 63. AHRQ Publication No. 03-E004. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. November 2002.

Management of Chronic Hepatitis C. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 60. AHRQ Publication No. 02-E030. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. July 2002.

Training of Clinicians for Public Health Events Relevant to Bioterrorism Preparedness. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No.51. AHRQ Pub. No. 02-E011. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. January 2002.

Anesthesia Management During Cataract Surgery. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 16. AHRQ Publication No. 01-E017. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. December 2001.

Management of Acne. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 17. AHRQ Pub. No. 01-E019. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. September 2001.

Management of New Onset Atrial Fibrillation. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 12. AHRQ Pub. No. 01-E026. Rockville, MD: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. January 2001.

JHU EPC Projects In Progress

(AHRQ projects, unless otherwise noted)

(For public postings of the Key Questions, Protocol, review draft, and final of these documents, please search the website of the Effective Health Care Program of AHRQ.)

Impact of Tobacco Control Interventions on Smoking Initiation, Cessation, and Prevalence: A Systematic Review. A Bloomberg Initiative project. Estimated completion date 2011.

Evaluation of Economic Outcomes in Systematic Reviews. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment. Estimated completion date 2011.

Enabling Patient-centered Care through Health IT. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment. Estimated completion date 2011.

Comparative Effectiveness of Pharmacologic Therapies for the Management of Crohn's Disease. Comparative Effectiveness Review. Estimated completion date 2011.

Critical Analysis of the Evidence for Patient Safety Practices. Update. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment. Estimated completion date 2011.

Comparative Effectiveness of Multiple Daily Injections for Insulin Pump Therapy with or without Continuous Glucose Monitoring for Diabetes. Comparative Effectiveness Review. Estimated completion date 2011.

Comparative Effectiveness of Screening for Glaucoma. Comparative Effectiveness Review. Estimated completion date 2011.

Comparative Effectiveness of Treatment for Open-Angle Glaucoma. Comparative Effectiveness Review. Estimated completion date 2011.

Methods for Balancing Harms and Benefits in Systematic Reviews. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment. Estimated completion date 2012.

Closing the Quality Gap Series: End of Life and Hospice Care. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment. Estimated completion date 2012.

Weight Maintenance in Normal Weight Adults. Comparative Effectiveness Review. Estimated completion date 2012.

Weight Management Educational Programs for Children. Comparative Effectiveness Review. Estimated completion date 2012.

Chronic Venous Ulcers. Comparative Effectiveness Review. Estimated completion date Summer 2012.

Wireless Capsule Motility. Comparative Effectiveness Review. Estimated completion date Fall 2012.

Allergen Specific Immunotherapy. Comparative Effectiveness Review. Estimated completion date Spring 2012

DVT Prevention. Comparative Effectiveness Review. Estimated completion date Summer 2012.

Mindfulness Meditation for Mental Disorders. Comparative Effectiveness Review. Estimated completion date Fall 2012.

Asthma Guidelines Adherence. Comparative Effectiveness Review. Estimated completion date Fall 2012.

Oral Mechanical Bowel Preparation topic refinement. Winter 2012.

Benefits-Harms Methods in Systematic Reviews. Estimated completion date Spring 2012.

Mechanistic Framework. Estimated completion 2012.

Chronic Kidney Disease Topic Identification. Completion October 2011.

Allergy and Immunology Topic Identification. Estimated completion date Summer 2012.