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441. A systematic review of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery with the aid of the Octopus Tissue Stabilizer(R) (update and re-appraisal) 2001

A systematic review of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery with the aid of the Octopus Tissue Stabilizer(R) (update and re-appraisal) 2001 A systematic review of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery with the aid of the Octopus Tissue Stabilizer(R) (update and re-appraisal) 2001 A systematic review of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery with the aid of the Octopus Tissue Stabilizer(R) (update and re-appraisal) 2001 Scott NA, Wolfenden H, Knight JL, Linacre RN, Bidstrup BP, Maddern GJ (...) Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Scott NA, Wolfenden H, Knight JL, Linacre RN, Bidstrup BP, Maddern GJ. A systematic review of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery with the aid of the Octopus Tissue Stabilizer(R) (update and re-appraisal) 2001. Stepney: Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2001

442. Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) with the aid of tissue stabilisers

Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) with the aid of tissue stabilisers Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) with the aid of tissue stabilisers Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) with the aid of tissue stabilisers Medical Services Advisory Committee Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made (...) for the HTA database. Citation Medical Services Advisory Committee. Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) with the aid of tissue stabilisers. Canberra: Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) 2001: 140 Authors' objectives This report aims to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) with the aid of tissue stabilisers. Authors' conclusions MSAC recommends that, on the strength of evidence pertaining to minimally

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2001

443. Off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) with the aid of tissue stabilisers

Off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) with the aid of tissue stabilisers Off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) with the aid of tissue stabilisers Off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) with the aid of tissue stabilisers Medical Services Advisory Committee Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Medical Services Advisory (...) Committee. Off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) with the aid of tissue stabilisers. Canberra: Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) 2001: 142 Authors' objectives This report aims to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) with the aid of tissue stabilisers. Authors' conclusions MSAC recommends that, on the strength of evidence pertaining to off-pump coronary artery bypass with the aid of tissue stabilisers, public funding should be supported

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2001

444. The clinical and cost effectiveness of advances in hearing aid technology: report to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence

The clinical and cost effectiveness of advances in hearing aid technology: report to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence The clinical and cost effectiveness of advances in hearing aid technology: report to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence The clinical and cost effectiveness of advances in hearing aid technology: report to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence Taylor R S, Paisley S, Davis A Authors' objectives To assess the clinical and cost-effectiveness (...) of developments in hearing aid technology, in particular digital hearing aids, compared with the current NHS analogue hearing aid range. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Science Citation Index (SCI), the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, DARE, NHS EED, and HTA were searched electronically without any restriction on the date or language. The keywords used to search MEDLINE were listed in an appendix, whilst those for other databases were available from the authors

DARE.2001

445. Systematic review of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery with the aid of the Octopus Tissue Stabilizer: update and re-appraisal 2001

Systematic review of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery with the aid of the Octopus Tissue Stabilizer: update and re-appraisal 2001 Systematic review of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery with the aid of the Octopus Tissue Stabilizer: update and re-appraisal 2001 Systematic review of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery with the aid of the Octopus Tissue Stabilizer: update and re-appraisal 2001 Scott N A, Wolfenden H, Knight J L, Linacre R N, Bidstrup B P, Maddern G J Authors (...) ' objectives To identify any literature published subsequent to the ratification of the ASERNIP-S report (see Other Publications of Related Interest no.1) on the safety and efficacy of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery with the aid of tissue stabilisers, which may constitute a change in the evidence-base, and consequently, the ASERNIP-S classifications derived from that evidence-base. Searching The authors searched MEDLINE (January 1966 to 08 February, 2001), Current Contents (week 1, 1993 to week 6

DARE.2001

446. Decision aids: are they worth it? A systematic review

Decision aids: are they worth it? A systematic review Decision aids: are they worth it? A systematic review Decision aids: are they worth it? A systematic review Estabrooks C, Goel V, Thiel E, Pinfold P, Sawka C, Williams I Authors' objectives To identify the outcomes influenced by consumer decision aids (CDAs), and the particular effects of CDAs on these outcomes. Searching The search strategy of O'Connor et al. (see Other Publications of Related Interest no.1) was used initially (...) , an intervention needed to be a structured CDA or a structured decision aid combined with a personal support intervention. The decisions needed to be real, not hypothetical, and involve treatment or screening. The researchers included lifestyle and treatment decisions, but excluded clinical trial entry decisions, advance directive decisions, informed consent decisions and lifestyle-only decisions (e.g. smoking cessation). Participants included in the review The participants needed to be the decision-makers

DARE.2001

447. Are biomarkers a useful aid in smoking cessation: a review and analysis of the literature

Are biomarkers a useful aid in smoking cessation: a review and analysis of the literature Are biomarkers a useful aid in smoking cessation: a review and analysis of the literature Are biomarkers a useful aid in smoking cessation: a review and analysis of the literature McClure J B Authors' objectives To review the theoretical rationale and empirical evidence regarding the use of feedback about biomarkers in smoking cessation. Searching PubMed was searched from 1966 to May 2000, and PsycLIT from (...) that provided minimal or no assistance. Repeated assessment and feedback was effective for increasing both quit attempts and cessation attempts. The possibility that biomarker feedback can result in significant psychological distress cannot be ruled out, especially among already emotionally vulnerable individuals. Authors' conclusions Preliminary evidence suggested that the use of biomarker feedback may improve motivation to quit smoking and, when combined with best practices treatment, could aid

DARE.2001

448. Cost analysis of computer-aided endoscopic sinus surgery

Cost analysis of computer-aided endoscopic sinus surgery Cost analysis of computer-aided endoscopic sinus surgery Cost analysis of computer-aided endoscopic sinus surgery Gibbons M D, Gunn C G, Niwas S, Sillers M J Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study (...) and the conclusions drawn. Health technology Two techniques for functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) were evaluated in patients with chronic sinusitis. One was computer-aided surgery (CAS), which uses an electromagnetic surgical navigation system (InstaTrak System; Visualization Technologies Inc.). The other was FESS operation without surgical navigation. Type of intervention Treatment. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis. Study population The study population comprised patients undergoing FESS

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2001

449. The impact of new antiretroic therapeutic schemes on the cost for AIDS treatment in Greece

The impact of new antiretroic therapeutic schemes on the cost for AIDS treatment in Greece The impact of new antiretroic therapeutic schemes on the cost for AIDS treatment in Greece The impact of new antiretroic therapeutic schemes on the cost for AIDS treatment in Greece Kyriopoulos J E, Geitona M A, Paparizos V A, Kyriakis K K, Botsi C A, Stavrianeas N G Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains (...) a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The study examined triple antiretroviral therapy for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the prevention of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) events. The therapy consisted of two reverse transcriptase inhibitors and one protease inhibitor. Type of intervention Treatment. Economic study type Cost

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2001

450. Economic evaluation of systemic treatments for cytomegalovirus retinitis in patients with AIDS

Economic evaluation of systemic treatments for cytomegalovirus retinitis in patients with AIDS Economic evaluation of systemic treatments for cytomegalovirus retinitis in patients with AIDS Economic evaluation of systemic treatments for cytomegalovirus retinitis in patients with AIDS Lee T A, Sullivan S D, Veenstra D L, Ramsey S D, Steger P J, Malinverni R, Pleil A M, Williamson T Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS (...) EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology Systemic treatments for cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) were examined. Four treatment regimens for induction and maintenance therapy were compared: intravenous (IV) cidofovir induction and maintenance (IV/IV cidofovir); IV foscarnet

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2001

451. Randomised controlled trial of an interactive multimedia decision aid on benign prostatic hypertrophy in primary care.

Randomised controlled trial of an interactive multimedia decision aid on benign prostatic hypertrophy in primary care. 11532845 2001 09 04 2001 09 27 2014 07 28 0959-8138 323 7311 2001 Sep 01 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) BMJ Randomised controlled trial of an interactive multimedia decision aid on benign prostatic hypertrophy in primary care. 493-6 To determine whether a decision aid on benign prostatic hypertrophy influences decision making, health outcomes, and resource use. Randomised (...) controlled trial. 33 general practices in the United Kingdom. 112 men with benign prostatic hypertrophy. Patients' decision aid consisting of an interactive multimedia programme with booklet and printed summary. Patients' and general practitioners' perceptions of who made the decision, decisional conflict scores, treatment choice and prostatectomy rate, American Urological Association symptom scale, costs, anxiety, utility, and general health status. Both patients and general practitioners found

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452. Randomised controlled trial of an interactive multimedia decision aid on hormone replacement therapy in primary care.

Randomised controlled trial of an interactive multimedia decision aid on hormone replacement therapy in primary care. 11532844 2001 09 04 2001 09 27 2014 07 28 0959-8138 323 7311 2001 Sep 01 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) BMJ Randomised controlled trial of an interactive multimedia decision aid on hormone replacement therapy in primary care. 490-3 To determine whether a decision aid on hormone replacement therapy influences decision making and health outcomes. Randomised controlled trial. 26 (...) general practices in the United Kingdom. 205 women considering hormone replacement therapy. Patients' decision aid consisting of an interactive multimedia programme with booklet and printed summary. Patients' and general practitioners' perceptions of who made the decision, decisional conflict, treatment choice, menopausal symptoms, costs, anxiety, and general health status. Both patients and general practitioners found the decision aid acceptable. At three months, mean scores for decisional conflict

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453. Aerobic exercise interventions for people with HIV/AIDS.

Aerobic exercise interventions for people with HIV/AIDS. BACKGROUND: The profile of HIV infection is constantly changing. Although once viewed as an illness progressing to death, HIV infection now presents as a chronic infection characterized by unpredictable cycles of wellness and illness. Thus, the needs of this population have increasingly included management of impairments, disabilities and handicaps. Exercise is a key management strategy employed by rehabilitation professionals to address (...) and abstracts from international AIDS meetings, ICAAC, and other major meetings. Reference lists from pertinent articles and books and personal contact with authors were also used, as were Collaborative Review Group databases and results of hand searching of targeted journals. All languages were included. Searches covered the period from 1980 to July 1999. SELECTION CRITERIA: For inclusion, studies had to be randomized control trials involving HIV+ adults 18 years of age or older and had to include at least

Cochrane2001

454. Decision aids for people facing health treatment or screening decisions.

Decision aids for people facing health treatment or screening decisions. BACKGROUND: Decision aids are interventions designed to help people make specific and deliberative choices among options (including status quo) by providing (at a minimum) information on the options and outcomes relevant to a person's health status. A systematic review is needed to summarize what is known about their efficacy. OBJECTIVES: 1. To create an inventory of existing decision aids. 2. To conduct a systematic (...) review of randomized controlled trials of decision aids aimed at improving people's decision making and outcomes. SEARCH STRATEGY: The following electronic databases were searched: MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Aidsline, Cancerlit, the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register. In addition, individuals known to be active in the field of decision support were contacted. SELECTION CRITERIA: We screened titles and abstracts for all interventions providing structured, detailed, and specific information

Cochrane2001

455. Article Videotape-Based Decision Aid for Colon Cancer Screening Design

Article Videotape-Based Decision Aid for Colon Cancer Screening Design Article Videotape-Based Decision ... preview & related info | Mendeley E-mail address Password ( ) Remember me …or sign in with Search Main Navigation › Short URL Annals of Internal Medicine ( 2000 ) Volume: 133 , Issue: 10 , Publisher: American College of Physicians , Pages: 761-769 Available from or Find this paper at: Abstract Background: Rates of colon cancer screening in the United States are low, in part because (...) of poor communication between patients and providers about the availability of effective screening options. Objective: To test whether a decision aid consisting of an educational video, targeted brochure, and chart marker increased performance of colon cancer screening in primary care practices. Design: Randomized, controlled trial. Setting: Three community primary care practices in central North Carolina. Patients: 1657 consecutive adult patients 50 to 75 years of age were contacted. Of these, 651

Annals of Internal Medicine2000

456. Do social support interventions ("buddy systems") aid smoking cessation: a review

Do social support interventions ("buddy systems") aid smoking cessation: a review Do social support interventions ("buddy systems") aid smoking cessation: a review Do social support interventions ("buddy systems") aid smoking cessation: a review May S, West R Authors' objectives To provide an overview of the role of social support in smoking cessation, and to critically review evidence regarding the use of 'buddy systems' (where smokers are specifically provided with someone to support them (...) ) to aid smoking cessation. Searching MEDLINE and PsycLIT were searched using the keywords 'smoking', 'smoking cessation', 'social support' and 'buddy'. Reference lists were checked for additional studies. Only studies published since 1980 in a peer-reviewed journal were eligible for inclusion. The authors did not state whether any language restrictions were applied. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review Only randomised controlled trials (RCTs) were eligible for inclusion

DARE.2000

457. Community provision of hearing aids and related audiology services

Community provision of hearing aids and related audiology services Community provision of hearing aids and related audiology services Community provision of hearing aids and related audiology services Reeves D J, Alborz A, Hickson F S, Bamford J M Authors' objectives To undertake a systematic review of the evidence relating to community provisions of NHS hearing aids and related audiology services for adults. The review was supplemented by primary research: a national 'provider survey' of NHS (...) audiology/hearing aid service managers, a 'community clinic survey' involving a sample of all NHS audiology/hearing aid centres and a costing study. Only data pertaining to the systematic review is presented here. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycLIT, databases on BIDS, Index to Theses, DARE and NHS EED were searched, going as far back as the early 1970s where possible. The search terms were provided in an appendix. Researchers and practitioners (on a worldwide basis for audiology and UK only for medical

DARE.2000

458. Feasibility and effects of decision aids

Feasibility and effects of decision aids Feasibility and effects of decision aids Feasibility and effects of decision aids Molenaar S, Sprangers M A, Postma-Schuit F C, Rutgers E J, Noorlander J, Hendriks J, De Haes H C Authors' objectives To investigate whether decision aids affect the decision-making process and patients' outcomes. Searching The authors searched MEDLINE from 1993 to August 1998 using the index terms 'decision making', 'decision support techniques', 'patient participation (...) ' and 'patient education'. The authors also used two annotated bibliographies on shared decision making and decision aids. Only full papers and papers written in English were included in the review. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review Controlled studies and non-controlled studies using simple one-group designs were included. Specific interventions included in the review Decision aids to assist the treatment decisions of patients, or prevention or early detection of disease

DARE.2000

459. The cost effectiveness of antiretroviral regimens for the treatment of HIV/AIDS

The cost effectiveness of antiretroviral regimens for the treatment of HIV/AIDS The cost effectiveness of antiretroviral regimens for the treatment of HIV/AIDS The cost effectiveness of antiretroviral regimens for the treatment of HIV/AIDS Anis A A, Guh D, Hogg R S, Wang X, Yip B, Craig K J, O'Shaughnessy M V, Schechter M T, Montaner J S Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary (...) of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology Three alternative antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) were studied. The three regimens were: zidovudine plus either didanosine or zalcitabine (ERA-I); stavudine plus (didanosine or zalcitabine) or lamivudine plus (zidovudine or didanosine

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2000

460. Extent to which low-level use of antiretroviral treatment could curb the AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa

Extent to which low-level use of antiretroviral treatment could curb the AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa Extent to which low-level use of antiretroviral treatment could curb the AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa Extent to which low-level use of antiretroviral treatment could curb the AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa Wood E, Braitstein P, Montaner J S, Schechter M T, Tyndall M W, O'Shaughnessy M V, Hogg R S Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets (...) AIDS impact model was used to adjust population projections for current and projected HIV-1-associated mortality. Outcomes assessed in the review The review assessed population projections, life expectancy, age distribution of non-HIV-1-related mortality, fertility rates, adult HIV-1 prevalence, perinatal transmission rates, progression from HIV-infection to AIDS, mortality rates, and efficacy of anti-retroviral treatment. Study designs and other criteria for inclusion in the review Study designs

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2000