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Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process

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Works: 21 works in 40 publications in 1 language and 928 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process
Photodynamic therapy for the treatment of Barrett's esophagus : a systematic review and economic evaluation : final report( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This review assesses the evidence on the safety and effectiveness of photodynamic therapy for the treatment of Barrett's esophagus with high grade dysplasia in comparison to esophagectomy and other endoscopic treatments for this condition. It also examines the social and economic considerations for the provision of PDT in comparison to alternate treatments"--Page 3
Review of rapid fetal fibronectin assay in the management of suspected preterm labour( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review of newborn screening for inborn errors of metabolism and cystic fibrosis : synthesis report( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding synthesis report( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photodynamic therapy for skin cancer & pre-cancerous skin conditions( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This assessment is a systematic review of the evidence on photodynamic therapy (PDT) for the treatment of pre-cancerous skin conditions (i.e. actinic keratosis), and non-melanoma skin cancers (i.e. Bowen's disease, basal cell carcinoma, and mammary and extra-mammary Paget's disease). The objectives of this review were to determine the safety, effectiveness and cost- effectiveness and budget impact of PDT in comparison to other treatments for these conditions; to identify particular sub-groups of patients who might benefit most from PDT; and to summarize current criteria for the use of PDT and alternative treatments for these skin conditions."--Page iii
Point-of-care testing for oral anticoagulant management with portable prothrombin time systems( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Purpose of assessment: To review the technology known as portable prothrombin time systems (PPTS) in the monitoring and management of oral anticoagulation therapy (OAT) for the purpose of considering its potential as a publicly funded health service in Alberta"--Page 11
STE report : transarterial radioembolization the treatment of hepatic neoplasia( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The intent of the report was to evaluate the social and demographic (S), safety and effectiveness (T) and fiscal and economic (E) factors related to transarterial radioembolization (TARE) for hepatic neoplasia and their implications for provision of this technology in Alberta. This report focuses on treatment of primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and secondary metastatic tumour to the liver, most often from colorectal cancer (CRC) or neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) of the gut. Presently demand for TARE is limited to patients whom are not candidates for curative therapies, transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) or who have failed other first-line therapies, and is estimated not to exceed 30 patients per year province wide"--Page ii
Artificial cervical disc arthroplasty (ACDA) : final report by Monica Cepoiu( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The aim of this Report is to review the literature for evidence of effectiveness and safety of the cervical artificial disks approved by Health Canada ... Artificial cervical disc arthroplasty (ACDA) is a surgical procedure that may replace cervical fusion in selected patients suffering from cervical DDD. The main outcome of ACDA that sets it apart from fusion is the preservation of the spine mobility. Fusion alters the normal biomechanics of the spine, which may result in the acceleration of the adjacent-level disease and subsequent reoperation. Preserving the rang e of spinal motion rather than fusing the degenerating spine may limit the progression of the disease to the adjacent level"--Page [11]
An assessment of sleep disordered breathing diagnosis using level I versus level III sleep studies : final report( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) includes various conditions, all of which involve abnormal respiration during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common of these disorders, but other types of SDB include central sleep apnea (caused by cardiac or neurological malfunction that affects breathing), and disorders caused by other medical conditions, for example, Cheyne-Stokes respiration, which affects many patients with heart failure"--Page 12
Review of imaged-guided vacuum-assisted large core breast biopsy : synthesis report( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photodynamic therapy for the treatment of early esophageal cancer : a systematic review and economic evaluation : final report( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This assessment examines the safety and effectiveness of PDT for early stage esophageal cancer, compared to surgery (esophagectomy), chemotherapy, radiotherapy, combined chemoradiotherapy, and a number of more recently introduced endoscopic techniques (endoscopic mucosal resection, radiofrequency ablation, argon plasma coagulation and cryoablation). (Photodynamic therapy is also used as a palliative treatment in advanced esophageal cancer, but its role in advanced cancer treatment is not included in this review.)"--Page 3
Double balloon endoscopy/enteroscopy (DBE) for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the small intestine : final report by Devidas Menon( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Double balloon endoscopy/enteroscopy (DBE) is a non-surgical approach that provides access to the entire inner mucosal surface of the small in testine for endoscopic visual examination, biopsy and treatment. DBE is being heralded as a breakthrough technology because accessing the deep small intestine endoscopically has largely been unsuccessful by conventional approaches. [The objective of this report is] to review the safety, efficacy and effectiveness of DBE and examine the potential social, fiscal and economic impact should it become a publicly funded health service in Alberta"--Page 1
Review of photoselective vaporization of the prostate : synthesis report by Harold Lopatka( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review of screening and diagnostic protocols for syphilis : synthesis report( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renal denervation for treatment-resistant hypertension( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a leading cause of stroke, cardiovascular and kidney disease. In most individuals with hypertension blood pressure can be managed through lifestyle changes and with drug therapies. However, a sub-group of those with hypertension have treatment-resistant hypertension. Resistant hypertension is elevated, above target blood pressure (140/90 mmHg, 130/80 mmHg in patients with diabetes, and 150/90 mmHg for patients over 80 years of age) that persists despite lifestyle and diet modifications and optimal doses of at least three concurrent antihypertensive agents of different categories, including a diuretic. Renal denervation is a catheter-based procedure that ablates afferent and efferent nerves in the renal arteries to decrease sympathetic nervous system activity and reduce blood pressure. The review of the safety and efficacy/effectiveness of RDN included 27 studies. Based on these studies, RDN using the Symplicity system appeared to be safe and well tolerated. The cost-effectiveness (specifically, cost-utility) of RDN was addressed in two published economic analyses and four conference abstracts, all originating from two industry-supported economic models. Both models were designed to assess the lifetime costs and consequences of treatment with RDN in a hypothetical patient population with an average age of approximately 60 years
Level I and level III sleep studies for the diagnosis of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in adults : final report( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) includes various conditions caused by problems with respiration during sleep. The most common type of SDB, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects many Albertans. The number of Albertans with SDB is increasing - mainly due to population aging, rising rates of obesity, and growing numbers of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Improved public and physician awareness of the health risks associated with sleep disorders is also contributing to the growing demand for sleep studies. Level I sleep studies, or polysomnography, involve overnight testing in a sleep laboratory with a trained health care professional in attendance. Polysomnography is the reference standard for the diagnosis of SDB because it captures many different types of physiological data and can distinguish both OSA and other sleep disorders. Unfortunately, level I polysomnography is an imperfect gold standard and an expensive test to perform. Level III sleep studies, using portable devices intended for patients to use at-home may provide an alternative diagnostic tool for some patients with SDB. These devices are less expensive than level I inlab polysomnography, and are widely available. However, most of the studies of level III devices have included only patients with simple OSA (i.e., without other major comorbidities). It is not clear whether level III sleep studies are appropriate for patients with other types of SDB, or in patients with other serious health conditions. To assess the safety and effectiveness of SDB diagnosis, and to delineate which sub-populations of patients might benefit from level III at-home sleep studies versus level I in-lab sleep studies, two reviews were prepared - one of the published evidence on level III studies and another on level I studies. An additional review was prepared for the economic evaluation."--Executive summary
Review of newborn screening for inborn errors of metabolism and cystic fibrosis( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) : finalreport( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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