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Patient Education Materials

The following Web sites contain information and/or links to information especially for patients. They are designed for educational use only and are not intended to replace advice from a health professional.

Related Patient Resources Identified in NGC Guideline Summaries

For each guideline, NGC attempts to identify related patient resources that have been created by the guideline developer. This information, when available, is described in the guideline summaries under Patient Resources. Users can identify guideline summaries for which there are related Patient Resources by using the Advanced Search.

Please note: This patient information is intended to provide health professionals with information to share with their patients to help them better understand their health and their diagnosed disorders. By providing access to this patient information, it is not the intention of NGC to provide specific medical advice for particular patients. Rather, we urge patients and their representatives to review this material and then to consult with a licensed health professional for evaluation of treatment options suitable for them as well as for diagnosis and answers to their personal medical questions. This patient information has been derived and prepared from a guideline for health care professionals included on NGC by the authors or publishers of that original guideline. The patient information is not reviewed by NGC to establish whether or not it accurately reflects the original guideline's content.