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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Publications Clearinghouse

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (formerly the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research) publications cover such topics as medical treatment effectiveness, health care costs and utilization, health care expenditures, health information systems, health technology assessment, clinical practice guidelines, and funding opportunities for grants and contracts. AHRQ makes documents available free of charge through its Publications Clearinghouse. Other AHRQ documents are available from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) or the Government Printing Office (GPO).

Review Date: June 22, 2011

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NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health. The Institute supports much of the clinical research on the diseases of internal medicine and related subspecialty fields, as well as many basic science disciplines. The Institute's Division of Intramural Research encompasses the broad spectrum of metabolic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, inborn errors of metabolism, endocrine disorders, mineral metabolism, digestive and liver diseases, nutrition, urology and renal disease, and hematology. Basic research studies include biochemistry, biophysics, nutrition, pathology, histochemistry, bioorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, chemical and molecular biology, and pharmacology. NIDDK extramural research is organized into 4 divisions: Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases; Digestive Diseases and Nutrition; Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases; and Extramural Activities.

Review Date: July 21, 2011

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Kidney and Urology Foundation of America

Kidney & Urology Foundation of America (KUFA) is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping people with kidney and urologic diseases and individuals waiting for organ and tissue transplants.

Review Date: March 17, 2011

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Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is a primary source for new standard-of-care and research information. PCF connects patients, care providers and scientists to critical updates, the latest developments, best practices and news from the treatment pipeline. Many important discoveries in the fight against prostate cancer since 1993 resulted from PCF funding or coordination—including the development of new medications, gene therapy approaches and the development of vaccines that may soon work with the body’s immune system to kill prostate cancer cells.

Review Date: November 10, 2011

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Prostatitis Foundation

The Prostatitis Foundation is a nonprofit, grass roots organization whose mission is to promote prostatitis research, collect data on the disease, and provide medically-sound information and advice to men who are suffering from the disease. Please be advised that the Prostatitis Foundation does not warrant, support, sponsor, endorse, recommend or accept responsibility for any health care information, health care provider or any treatment or protocol performed by any heath care provider.

Review Date: February 10, 2011

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Urology Care Foundation

The Urology Care Foundation is committed to promoting urology research and education. We work with researchers, healthcare professionals, patients and caregivers to improve patients' lives. The Urology Care Foundation is the official foundation of the American Urological Association (AUA)—an organization of roughly 19,000 urologists and was formerly known as the AUA Foundation.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

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