The Effective Health Care Program has posted the following items on its Web site.
New AHRQ Publication Summarizes Evidence on the Management of Renal Masses
A new evidence-based publication from AHRQ can help clinicians make informed decisions about managing renal masses and localized renal cell carcinoma – a kidney cancer that affects approximately 65,000 new patients each year. Management of Renal Masses and Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma: Current State of the Evidence summarizes findings of a systematic review that evaluated the benefits and adverse effects of screening and treating patients with a renal mass that could potentially be localized renal cell carcinoma. Evidence concludes that there is no clear method for predicting kidney cancer during the diagnosis in patients with renal masses; however, tumor size and male sex are highly associated with malignancy. In addition, while evidence does not support one management strategy over another, patient factors (e.g., comorbidities, life expectancy), tumor characteristics (e.g., size and location), and patient values and preferences play important roles in decisionmaking about treatment.
Spanish-language Consumer Summaries
Three new Spanish-language translations of our consumer summaries are now available:
- Treating Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children and Teens: Tratamiento de los trastornos de conducta disruptiva en niños y adolescentes - Revisión de las investigaciones para padres y personas que ayudan al cuidado (In English)
- Behavioral Programs To Help Manage Type 1 Diabetes: A Review of the Research for Children, Teens, and Adults - Programas conductuales para ayudar a controlar la diabetes tipo 1: Revisión de las investigaciones para niños, adolescentes, y adultos (In English)
- Behavioral Programs To Help Manage Type 2 Diabetes: A Review of the Research for Adults - Programas conductuales para ayudar a controlar la diabetes tipo 2: Revisión de las investigaciones para adultos (In English)
Call (800) 358-9295 or email AHRQPubs@ahrq.hhs.gov for printed copies of these publications.
Technology Assessment Program Draft Report
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Technology Assessment Program will be posting a draft systematic review for review on July 25, 2017. This draft is entitled "Short and Long Term Outcomes after Bariatric Surgery in the Medicare Population". If you are interested in reviewing this document, please visit: http://www.ahrq.gov/research/
The document will be available for review from 9:00 am on July 25, 2017 to 5:00 pm on August 15, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help AHRQ Identify Unpublished Scientific Information for an In-process Evidence Report
The EHC Program wants to ensure full access to relevant research, including unpublished information, for its evidence reports. Accordingly, the EHC Program is interested in receiving scientific information with study-specific information from industry stakeholders, professional societies, and researchers for the following evidence report:
We invite you to submit your scientific information for this report by August 9, 2017.