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- 1AHFMR - HTA Unit Report
- 1Congestive Heart Failure -Diagnostic Methods - Economic Reports
- 1Edmonton, Alberta
- 1Evidence Based Policy Development
- 1Laparascopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
- 1Liver Transplantation - Living Donors
Result Type Years Topics Authors Celecoxib for the Treatment of Pain in Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid ArthritisDownload
The objective of this paper is to present the current evidence on the efficacy/effectiveness and safety of celeoxib (Celebrex®) for the treatment of pain in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Information Paper #24. ISBN 1-894927-13-3 (online).
This paper has two specific objectives: -to describe some of the challenges of using research evidence to inform healthcare policy making; and - to provide policy makers and researchers with a framework or tool that would identify and facilitate the use of research evidence and other...
Cost Estimation of Point of Care B-Type Natriuretic Peptide for the Diagnosis of Heart Failure in the Emergency Department - Application to AlbertaDownload
The aim of this report is to provide a cost estimate, over a one year time period from a payer’s perspective, of Biosite Triage Point-of-Care (POC) B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) assay used to rule out congestive heart failure (CHF) from other pulmonary conditions for patients presenting in...
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for clinically severe (morbid) obesity in Adults - An UpdateDownload
The aim of this study was to determine whether laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a safe and effective procedure compared with open and/or laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) and laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty (LVBG), especially in the longer term (> or = five...
Background Liver transplantation is the definitive therapy for end stage liver disease in children. However, the number of cadaveric organs donated has remained relatively stable for many years, and the demand for cadaveric livers now far outstrips supply. Despite the development of innovative...
Practice making perfect: The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Impact Framework Forum Proceedings ReportDownload
Canada, and Alberta in particular, are becoming world leaders in the new and rapidly growing science of health research impact assessment (HRIA). HRIA goes beyond measuring outputs to capture the outcomes and broader benefits that result from health research. Practise making perfect: The Canadian...
The activities of the HTA Unit in 2002–2003, as reflected in various types of reports it had produced and related dissemination activities, were reviewed in a paper published in 2004. The paper provided an overview of the effectiveness of the Unit as an aid to its future management, drawing on...
The objective of this report was to conduct a systematic review of the published research on the use of sclerotherapy to manage varicose veins of the legs. The intent of this paper was to answer the following questions: Is sclerotherapy effective for varicose veins of the legs and if so, is one...