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Timing of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Placement11/10/2016YesContraceptionBlog
Long-acting reversible contraceptives, IUD. larc, LARC
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery10/6/2016YesBariatric MedicineBlog
Roux-en-y, lap band, banding, obesity, sleeve
Noninvasive Testing for Liver Fibrosis in patients with Chronic Hepatitis C10/6/2016YesHepatologyBlog
Fibroscan, noninvasive, hepatitis, hepatic, hcv, ultrasound, Doppler ultrasound, elastography, shear wave elastography, shearwave, magnetic resonance elastography, HCV, hepatitis C
Tobacco Cessation during Pregnancy8/11/2016YesOB/GYNBlog
Smoking, smokeless, vaping, prenatal, pregnancy, gestation, obstetrics
Carotid Endarterectomy1/14/2016YesVascular SurgeryBlog
Carotid artery stenosis
PET Scan for Breast Cancer1/14/2016OncologyBlog
PET, positron emission tomography
Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose for Type 1 & 2 Diabetes1/14/2016YesEndocrinologyBlog
SMBG, test strips, lancets, diabetic supplies
Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty and Sacroplasty1/14/2016YesOrthopedicsBlog
Cement, spine, back, degenerative disc
MRI for Breast Cancer Diagnosis1/14/2016YesOncologyBlog
Magnetic resonance imaging, staging
Cervical Cancer Screening1/14/2016YesOB/GYNBlog
PAP smear, human papilloma virus, HPV, cytology, cervix
Induction of Labor1/14/2016YesOB/GYNBlog
Pitosin
Neuroimaging for Headache1/14/2016YesDiagnosticsBlog
PET, MRI, CT, computed tomography, positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, SPECT, single-photon emission computerized tomography, x-ray, radiography
Proton Beam Therapy1/14/2016YesOncologyBlog
Nitrous Oxide Use for Labor Pain Management1/14/2016YesMaternity CareBlog
N2O
Planned Out-of-hospital Birth11/12/2015YesMaternity CareBlog
Midwife, CNM, home birth, birthing center
Biomarker Tests of Cancer Tissue for Prognosis and Potential Response to Treatment8/13/2015YesOncologyBlog
Urovysion, genetics, tumor, markers, BRAF, EGFT, KRAS, mammaprint, IHC4, Mammostrat, prolaris, oncotype DX, multiple molecular testing
Coronary Artery Revascularization for Stable Angina5/7/2015YesCardiologyBlog
Stents, angiography, cabg, coronary artery bypass graft, percutaneous coronary intervention, coronary artery stenosis
Percutaneous Interventions for Cervical Spine Pain3/12/2015YesOrthopedicsBlog
Epidural, stenosis, neck, vertebra, facet join injections, medial branch blocks, rf neurotomy, radiofrequency neurotomy, epidural steroid injections, corticosteroid injections
Alternatives of Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)3/12/2015YesUrologyBlog
LUTS, lower urinary tract syndrome, prostate hypertrophy, TURP, transurethral resection of the prostate, TUMT, transurethral microwave thermotherapy, TUNA, transurethral incision of the prostate, greenlight, laser, PVP, photoselective vaporization of the prostate, laser enucleation of prostate, HOLEP, thulium laser vaporization/resection, botulinum toxin, botox, HIFU, high intensity focused unltrasound, TEAP, transurethral ethanol ablation of the prostate, prostatic urethral lifts, urolift, laser coagulation, VLAP, ILC, prostatic artery embolization
Inferior Vena Cava Filters for Prevention of Pulmonary Embolism3/12/2015YesInterventional RadiologyBlog
IVC
Nuclear Cardiac Imaging for screening, diagnosis or risk stratification of coronary artery disease1/8/2015YesCardiologyBlog
PET, positron emission tomography, SPECT, single-photon emission computerized tomography
Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation1/8/2015YesCardiologyBlog
pulmonary vein isolation or Maze procedure, AV ablation, Transcatheter
pulmonary vein isolation
Advanced Imaging in Staging of Prostate Cancer1/8/2015YesOncologyBlog
PET, MRI, CT, computed tomography, positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, SPECT, single-photon emission computerized tomography
Planned Cesarean Section11/13/2014YesMaternity CareBlog
c-section
Knee Arthroscopy for Osteoarthritis11/13/2014YesOrthopedicsBlog
Arthritis
MRI for Breast Cancer Screening11/13/2014YesOncologyBlog
Hip Resurfacing11/13/2014YesOrthopedicsBlog
Arthritis
Low Back Pain: Non-Pharmacologic Non-Invasive Interventions11/13/2014YesFamily MedicineBlog
Chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, yoga, physical therapy, PT, osteopathic manipulative treatment OMT, CMT, spine
Low Back Pain - Pharmacologic Interventions11/13/2014Family MedicineBlog
Opioids, NSAIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, aspirin, acetaminophen, Tylenol, Vicodin, spine, muscle relaxants
Routine Ultrasound in Pregnancy11/13/2014YesMaternity CareBlog
Lumbar Discography11/13/2014OrthopedicsBlog
Back pain, spine
Neuroimaging in Dementia11/13/2014YesDiagnosticsBlog
PET, MRI, CT, computed tomography, positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, SPECT, single-photon emission computerized tomography, x-ray, radiography
Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Treatment Resistant Depression11/13/2014YesMental HealthBlog
Electroconvulsive, shock therapy, ECT, TCM, transcranial magnetic stimulation
Artificial Disk Replacement11/13/2014YesOrthopedicsBlog
Disc, spine, back, intervertebral disc arthroplasty
Chronic Otitis Media with Effusion in Children11/13/2014YesOtorhinolaryngologyBlog
Ear infections, antibiotics, tympanostomy tubes
Percutaneous Interventions for Low Back Pain11/13/2014YesOrthopedicsBlog
Epidural, stenosis, vertebra, facet join injections, medial branch blocks, rf neurotomy, low back, radiofrequency neurotomy, steroid injections, corticosteroid injections
Viscosupplementation for Osteoarthritis of the Knee11/13/2014YesOrthopedicsBlog
synvisc
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy11/13/2014YesHyperbaric OxygenBlog
HBOT
DXA for Screening and Monitoring of Osteoporosis6/12/2014YesFamily MedicineBlog
Osteopenia, DEXA, Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry
Prenatal Genetic Testing3/13/2014YesMaternity CareBlog
Sleep Apnea Treatment in Adults1/9/2014YesSleep MedicineBlog
Upper Endoscopy for GERD1/9/2014YesFamily MedicineBlog
Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome1/9/2014YesOrthopedicsBlog
FAI, hip pain
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children12/5/2013YesMental HealthBlog
ADD, ADHD, stimulants, parent behavior training, ritaline, dexedine, pharmacologic, behavioral
Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring8/8/2013DiagnosticsBlog
CACS, cardiac screening
Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography8/8/2013DiagnosticsBlog
CCTA, cardiac screening
Recurrent Acute Otitits Media in Children8/8/2013YesOtorhinolaryngologyBlog
Ear infections, antibiotics, tympanostomy tubes, AOM, rAOM
Continuous Glucose Monitoring In Diabetes Mellitus5/9/2013YesEndocrinologyBlog
CGM, diabetes, type 1, type 2
Sleep Apnea Diagnosis in Adults5/9/2013YesDiagnosticsBlog
CPAP, sleep apnea, sleep lab, sleep testing, actigraphy
Advanced Imaging for Low Back Pain8/9/2012YesFamily MedicineBlog
PET, MRI, CT, computed tomography, positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, SPECT, single-photon emission computerized tomography
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