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PICO/CAT Table

PICO/CAT table

Rotation # and TypeWeek #PICO/Mini-CATQuestion
RT 1 – Urgent CareWK 1PICODoes vitamin D supplementation affect the risk or severity of SARS-CoV-19 in patient population over 65?  
 WK 2PICODoes packing of a drained abscess affect pain scores and healing time?  
 WK 4PICOHow effective is switching to e-cigarettes from smoking actual cigarettes in prevention of lung cancer and decreasing oxidative stress on a lung?  
RT 2 – Emergency MedicineWK 2PICODoes intensity of anticoagulation for Covid patients affect patient outcomes such as D-dimer down trending, Venous thromboembolism rates and 30-day mortality?  
 WK 4PICOIs hospital mortality in trauma patients requiring ED intubation associated with the choice of induction agent (i.e. etomidate vs. ketamine)?
RT 3 – Family MedicineWK 2PICOAre alpha-blockers effective for promoting stone expulsion and decreasing pain in kidney stone patients?
 WK 3PICOIs surgical intervention (arthroscopic release, manipulation under anesthesia) superior to conservative treatment (physical therapy, glucocorticoid injections) for adhesive capsulitis in terms of decreasing pain and increasing range of motion?
 WK 4PICODoes fluoride added to drinking water cause neurocognitive development delay and lowered IQ levels in pediatric population of 4 years old?
RT 4 – Long Term CareWK 2PICOIs Surgical Aortic Valve replacement (SAVR) superior to Transcatheter approach (TAVR) for intermediate risk patients in terms of mortality, rates of endocarditis, and stroke?
  Mini- CATDoes fluoride added to drinking water cause neurocognitive development delay and lowered IQ levels in pediatric population of 4 years old?
RT 5 – PsychiatryWK 1PICOIs Esketamine nasal spray an effective treatment for patients who failed 2 or more oral antidepressant treatments? (treatment resistant depression)  
 WK 2PICOIs psilocybin-assisted therapy efficacious among patients with major depressive disorder improving the mood state and depression score scale?  
RT 6 – Internal Medicine Mini-CATIs Surgical Aortic Valve replacement (SAVR) superior to Transcatheter approach (TAVR) for intermediate risk patients in terms of mortality, rates of endocarditis, and stroke?
RT 7 – PediatricsWK 2PICODoes tonsillectomy decrease number of episodes of sore throat per year and affect neurocognitive outcomes for patients with OSA and recurrent tonsillitis?    
 WK 3PICOFor Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy (HOCM), is Surgical Myectomy (SM) superior to Alcohol Septal Ablation (ASA) in terms of need for a permanent pacemaker, long term left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) gradient reduction and overall mortality?      
 WK 4PICOWhat effect would strengthening non-medical MMR vaccine exemption policies would have on a health and economic burden of measles in United States?  
RT 8 – Surgery CATDoes tonsillectomy decrease number of episodes of sore throat per year and affect neurocognitive outcomes for patients with OSA and recurrent tonsillitis?    

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