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1021. Illustrative estimates of costs and effects of the use of Doppler ultrasonography in high-risk pregnancies

Illustrative estimates of costs and effects of the use of Doppler ultrasonography in high-risk pregnancies Illustrative estimates of costs and effects of the use of Doppler ultrasonography in high-risk pregnancies Illustrative estimates of costs and effects of the use of Doppler ultrasonography in high-risk pregnancies Westergaard H B, Sorensen J, Langhoff-Roos 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 The use of Doppler ultrasonography (US) in high-risk pregnancies. The intervention could be delivered by three different organisational models in Denmark. These were a decentralised scenario that involved 32 obstetric units, a county scenario that involved 20 obstetric units, and a centralised scenario that involved

2003 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1022. Endoscopic ultrasonography for upper gastrointestinal submucosal lesions: a cost minimization analysis with an international perspective

Endoscopic ultrasonography for upper gastrointestinal submucosal lesions: a cost minimization analysis with an international perspective Endoscopic ultrasonography for upper gastrointestinal submucosal lesions: a cost minimization analysis with an international perspective Endoscopic ultrasonography for upper gastrointestinal submucosal lesions: a cost minimization analysis with an international perspective Sahai A V, Siess M, Kapfer B, Ponchon T, Palazzo L, Yasuda K, Rosch 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 The use of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) for the diagnosis of upper gastrointestinal submucosal lesions. Type of intervention Diagnosis. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis. Study population

2003 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1023. Cost-effectiveness of ultrasound in preventing femoral venous catheter-associated pulmonary embolism Full Text available with Trip Pro

Cost-effectiveness of ultrasound in preventing femoral venous catheter-associated pulmonary embolism Cost-effectiveness of ultrasound in preventing femoral venous catheter-associated pulmonary embolism Cost-effectiveness of ultrasound in preventing femoral venous catheter-associated pulmonary embolism Cox C E, Carson S S, Biddle A K 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 strategies to prevent femoral venous catheter-associated pulmonary embolism (PE) were compared. The strategies were physical examination alone without ultrasound and lower extremity unilateral Doppler ultrasound-based screening, performed after 7 days of catheterisation. The ultrasound strategy included unilateral duplex Doppler examination

2003 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1024. Cost-effectiveness of intracoronary ultrasound for percutaneous coronary interventions

Cost-effectiveness of intracoronary ultrasound for percutaneous coronary interventions Cost-effectiveness of intracoronary ultrasound for percutaneous coronary interventions Cost-effectiveness of intracoronary ultrasound for percutaneous coronary interventions Mueller C, Hodgson J M, Schindler C, Perruchoud A P, Roskamm H, Buettner H 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 methods of stenting, either with angiographic guidance only (ANGIO) or with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), were studied. Stenting was performed when either the angiographic assessment deemed it necessary (greater than 35% residual diameter stenosis or severe dissection), or there was a failure to reach the predefined IVUS lesion lumen area

2003 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1025. Ultrasonography in the diagnosis and management of developmental hip dysplasia (UK Hip Trial): clinical and economic results of a multicentre randomised controlled trial. (Abstract)

of ultrasonography compared with clinical assessment alone, to provide guidance for management of infants with clinical hip instability.Infants with clinical hip instability were recruited from 33 centres in UK and Ireland and randomised to either ultrasonographic hip examination (n=314) or clinical assessment alone (n=315). The primary outcome was appearance on hip radiographs by 2 years. Secondary outcomes included surgical treatment, abduction splinting, level of mobility, resource use, and costs. Analysis (...) ). Surgical treatment was required by 21 infants in the ultrasonography group (6.7%) and 25 (7.9%) in the no-ultrasonography group (0.84; 0.48-1.47). One child from the ultrasonography group and four from the no-ultrasonography group were not walking by 2 years (0.25; 0.03-2.53; p=0.37). Infants in the ultrasonography group incurred significantly higher ultrasound costs over the first 2 years (pound 42 vs pound 23, mean difference pound 19, 95% CI 11-27); total hospital costs were lower for those infants

2002 Lancet Controlled trial quality: predicted high

1026. Measurement of volume of cerebral blood flow in healthy preterm and term neonates with ultrasound. (Abstract)

Measurement of volume of cerebral blood flow in healthy preterm and term neonates with ultrasound. Changes in cerebral blood flow are important in the pathogenesis of ischaemic brain damage, but standard methods cannot measure volume of cerebral blood flow quantitatively in neonates. We used colour duplex sonography of the extracranial cerebral arteries to measure volume of global cerebral blood flow in 67 healthy preterm and term neonates. Volume of cerebral blood flow increased between

2002 Lancet

1027. Prospective study of color duplex ultrasonography compared with contrast venography in patients suspected of having deep venous thrombosis of the upper extremities. (Abstract)

Prospective study of color duplex ultrasonography compared with contrast venography in patients suspected of having deep venous thrombosis of the upper extremities. The optimal strategy for diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is less well established for the upper extremities than for the lower extremities. Duplex color ultrasonography can be difficult to perform in the upper extremities because of their anatomy, and contrast venography is often indicated. Moreover, limited data exist (...) on the use of duplex color ultrasonography in this setting.To determine the accuracy of duplex ultrasonography for diagnosis of DVT of the upper extremities.Prospective study of duplex ultrasonography compared with venography.A teaching hospital in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.126 consecutive inpatients and outpatients with suspected DVT of the upper extremities.Contrast venography was obtained after duplex ultrasonography and was judged independently. A three-step protocol, involving compression

2002 Annals of Internal Medicine

1028. Ultrasonography and abdominal radiography versus intravenous urography in investigation of urinary tract infection in men: prospective incident cohort study. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Ultrasonography and abdominal radiography versus intravenous urography in investigation of urinary tract infection in men: prospective incident cohort study. To compare ultrasonography and abdominal radiography with intravenous urography in the investigation of urinary tract infection in men.Prospective study in two hospital departments. Radiological procedures and urological assessments performed on different days by different cliniciansDistrict general hospital.Consecutive series of men (n (...) =114) referred to the department of urology for investigation of proved urinary tract infection.Ultrasonography and intravenous urography of renal tract and assessment of urinary flow rate. Clinical assessment, cystoscopy, urodynamic studies, and transrectal ultrasonography with biopsy.Sensitivity and specificity of ultrasonography and abdominal radiography compared with intravenous urography.Important abnormalities were seen in 53 of 100 fully evaluated patients, the most common being a poorly

2002 BMJ

1029. Anterior-dynamic ultrasound in the early detection of hip dislocation in newborns

Anterior-dynamic ultrasound in the early detection of hip dislocation in newborns Anterior-dynamic ultrasound in the early detection of hip dislocation in newborns We use cookies on this website. By using this site, you agree that we may store and access cookies on your device. Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services Anterior-dynamic ultrasound in the early detection of hip dislocation in newborns Share: Reading time approx. 4 minutes This document (...) group, which would mean approximately 90 000 examinations per year. Patient benefit An ongoing Swedish study of screening for hip joint dislocation compares Ortolanis test against anterior-dynamic ultrasound examination. Preliminary results in 4430 children show the percentage of positive findings to be 17.8 per thousand with Ortolanis test and 1.8 per thousand with anterior-dynamic ultrasound examination. A positive finding means that the child becomes subject to treatment. The results should

2002 Swedish Council on Technology Assessement

1030. Therapeutic ultrasound for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. (Abstract)

Therapeutic ultrasound for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Ultrasound is often used, by rehabilitation specialists, as an adjunct therapy for the symptomatic treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Its mechanical energy has antiinflammatory as well as analgesic properties.To evaluate the effects of ultrasound on objective and subjective measures of disease activity in patients with RA.A comprehensive search was conducted up to September 2001 with MEDLINE, EMBASE, PEDro, Current Contents (...) reviewers identified potential articles from the literature search. These reviewers extracted data using pre-defined extraction forms. Consensus was reached on all the extracted data. Quality was assessed by two reviewers using a 5 point validated assessment tool that measures the quality of randomization, double-blinding and description of withdrawals.Two studies (n=80 participants) met the inclusion criteria. Ultrasound to the palmar and dorsal aspect of the hand significantly increases grip strength

2002 Cochrane

1031. Guidance on the use of ultrasound locating devices for placing central venous catheters (TA49)

Guidance on the use of ultrasound locating devices for placing central venous catheters (TA49) Overview | Guidance on the use of ultrasound locating devices for placing central venous catheters | Guidance | NICE Guidance on the use of ultrasound locating devices for placing central venous catheters Technology appraisal guidance [TA49] Published date: 04 October 2002 Share Guidance on using ultrasound locating devices for placing central venous catheters. Guidance development process

2002 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - Technology Appraisals

1032. Ultrasound-guided extracorporeal shock wave therapy for plantar fasciitis: a randomized controlled trial. (Abstract)

Ultrasound-guided extracorporeal shock wave therapy for plantar fasciitis: a randomized controlled trial. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is increasingly used for plantar fasciitis, but limited evidence supports its use.To determine whether ultrasound-guided ESWT reduces pain and improves function in patients with plantar fasciitis.Double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial conducted between April 1999 and June 2001.Participants were recruited from the community-based referring (...) physicians (primary care physicians, rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, and sports physicians) of a radiology group in Melbourne, Australia.We screened 178 patients and enrolled 166; 160 completed the 15-week protocol. Entry criteria included age at least 18 years with plantar fasciitis, defined as heel pain maximal over the plantar aspect of the foot of at least 6 weeks' duration, and an ultrasound-confirmed lesion, defined as thickening of the origin of the plantar fascia of at least 4 mm

2002 JAMA Controlled trial quality: predicted high

1033. Umbilical artery Doppler ultrasonography in high risk pregnancies - an health technology assessment

Umbilical artery Doppler ultrasonography in high risk pregnancies - an health technology assessment Dopplerundersøgelse af højrisiko gravide [Umbilical artery Doppler ultrasonography in high risk pregnancies] Dopplerundersøgelse af højrisiko gravide [Umbilical artery Doppler ultrasonography in high risk pregnancies] Danish Centre for Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment (formerly DIHTA) 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 Danish Centre for Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment (formerly DIHTA). Dopplerundersøgelse af højrisiko gravide. [Umbilical artery Doppler ultrasonography in high risk pregnancies] Copenhagen: Danish Centre for Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment (DACEHTA). 2002 Authors' objectives The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the use of umbilical artery Doppler ultrasonography

2002 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

1034. Intravascular ultrasound

Intravascular ultrasound Intravascular ultrasound Intravascular ultrasound 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. Intravascular ultrasound. Canberra: Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) 2002: 79 Authors' objectives This report aims to assess (...) the effectiveness of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), the generic name for any ultrasound technology that is used in vivo within blood vessels. Authors' conclusions Since there is currently insufficient evidence pertaining to the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of intravascular ultrasound as either a diagnostic or therapeutic tool, MSAC recommended that public funding should not be supported at this time for this procedure. Project page URL URL for DARE abstract INAHTA brief and checklist Indexing Status

2002 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

1035. Hand-carried ultrasound units for point-of-care cardiac examinations

Hand-carried ultrasound units for point-of-care cardiac examinations Hand-carried ultrasound units for point-of-care cardiac examinations Hand-carried ultrasound units for point-of-care cardiac examinations Hailey D, Topfer L A 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 Hailey D, Topfer L A. Hand-carried ultrasound units for point (...) -of-care cardiac examinations. Ottawa: Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment (CCOHTA) 2002: 4 Authors' objectives This report aims to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of hand-carried ultrasound units for point-of-care cardiac examination. Authors' conclusions - Several hand-carried ultrasound units have been developed for point-of-care cardiac examination. - Limited small comparative studies indicate that these devices are more accurate than physical examination

2002 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

1036. Prenatal ultrasound as a screening test

unsuspected fetal malformation. However, approximately 3% of all babies are born with congenital abnormalities and routine ultrasound is unable to identify all of them. Project page URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Prenatal Diagnosis; Ultrasonography, Prenatal Language Published English Country of organisation United States Address for correspondence 8009 34th Avenue South, Suite 1200, Bloomington, MN, USA. Tel: +1 952 814 7060; Fax: +1 952 858 9675 Email: icsi.info@icsi.org (...) Prenatal ultrasound as a screening test Prenatal ultrasound as a screening test Prenatal ultrasound as a screening test Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement. Prenatal ultrasound as a screening test. Bloomington MN: Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI

2002 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

1037. Guidance on the use of ultrasound locating devices for placing central venous catheters

Guidance on the use of ultrasound locating devices for placing central venous catheters Guidance on the use of ultrasound locating devices for placing central venous catheters Guidance on the use of ultrasound locating devices for placing central venous catheters National Institute for Clinical Excellence Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation National (...) Institute for Clinical Excellence. Guidance on the use of ultrasound locating devices for placing central venous catheters. London: National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). Technology Appraisal Guidance 49. 2002 Authors' objectives To provide guidance on the use of ultrasound locating devices for placing central venous catheters. Authors' conclusions Guidance: 1.1 Two-dimensional (2-D) imaging ultrasound guidance is recommended as the preferred method for insertion of central venous catheters

2002 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

1038. Doppler ultrasonography in peripheral arterial occlusive disease of the lower limbs

for the HTA database. Citation L'Agence Nationale d'Accreditation d'Evaluation en Sante (ANAES). Doppler ultrasonography in peripheral arterial occlusive disease of the lower limbs. Paris: L'Agence Nationale d'Accreditation d'Evaluation en Sante (ANAES) 2002: 144 Authors' objectives To assess the power of Doppler ultrasound (DU) in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD), and to define its place as a decision-making aid in treatment, and as an aid to performing bypass (...) Doppler ultrasonography in peripheral arterial occlusive disease of the lower limbs Doppler ultrasonography in peripheral arterial occlusive disease of the lower limbs Doppler ultrasonography in peripheral arterial occlusive disease of the lower limbs L'Agence Nationale d'Accreditation d'Evaluation en Sante (ANAES) 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

2002 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

1039. Four-dimensional ultrasound for prenatal diagnosis

explains that "good medical sonographers can determine 'very little' additional information about the health of the fetus from a 3-D or 4-D ultrasound compared with the traditional two-dimensional image." Project page URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Costs and Cost Analysis; Prenatal Diagnosis /ultrasonography Language Published English, French Country of organisation Canada Address for correspondence 600-865 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1S 5S8 Canada. Tel: +1 613 226 2553; Fax (...) Four-dimensional ultrasound for prenatal diagnosis Four-dimensional ultrasound for prenatal diagnosis Four-dimensional ultrasound for prenatal diagnosis Topfer L A, Hailey D 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 Topfer L A, Hailey D. Four-dimensional ultrasound for prenatal diagnosis. Ottawa: Canadian Coordinating Office

2002 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

1040. Ultrasonography of peripheral sites for selecting patients for pharmacologic treatment for osteoporosis

Ultrasonography of peripheral sites for selecting patients for pharmacologic treatment for osteoporosis Ultrasonography of peripheral sites for selecting patients for pharmacologic treatment for osteoporosis Ultrasonography of peripheral sites for selecting patients for pharmacologic treatment for osteoporosis BlueCross BlueShield Association Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made (...) for the HTA database. The BlueCross BlueShield Association Technology Evaluation Center website ( ) includes the most recent 3 years of TEC Assessments. To request older reports, please use the “contact us” feature on the website. Citation BlueCross BlueShield Association. Ultrasonography of peripheral sites for selecting patients for pharmacologic treatment for osteoporosis. Chicago: BlueCross BlueShield Association (BCBS). TEC Assessment 17(5). 2002 Authors' objectives The objective of this Assessment

2002 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.