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1081. Ultrasound therapy for acute ankle sprains. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Ultrasound therapy for acute ankle sprains. Ultrasound is used in the treatment of a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders.To evaluate the effects of ultrasound therapy in the treatment of acute ankle sprains.MEDLINE and EMBASE up to December 1998 and databases of the Cochrane Rehabilitation and Related Therapies Field and Musculoskeletal Injuries Group were searched. This was supplemented with citation tracking, and contact with colleagues. Date of the most recent search: April 1999 (...) .Randomised or pseudo-randomised trials were included in the review if the following conditions were met: at least one study group was treated with active ultrasound; the study included patients with acute lateral ankle sprains; and outcome measures included general improvement, pain, swelling, functional disability, or range of motion. Final selection of papers was conducted by two independent reviewers.Two reviewers independently assessed trial quality using a standardised checklist, and extracted data

2000 Cochrane

1082. Randomised controlled trial of ultrasonography in diagnosis of acute appendicitis, incorporating the Alvarado score. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Randomised controlled trial of ultrasonography in diagnosis of acute appendicitis, incorporating the Alvarado score. To determine whether diagnosis by graded compression ultrasonography improves clinical outcomes for patients with suspected appendicitis.A randomised controlled trial comparing clinical diagnosis (control) with a diagnostic protocol incorporating ultrasonography and the Alvarado score (intervention group).Single tertiary referral centre.302 patients (age 5-82 years) referred (...) to the surgical service with suspected appendicitis. 160 patients were randomised to the intervention group, of whom 129 underwent ultrasonography. Ultrasonography was omitted for patients with extreme Alvarado scores (1-3, 9, or 10) unless requested by the admitting surgical team.Time to operation, duration of hospital stay, and adverse outcomes, including non-therapeutic operations and delayed treatment in association with perforation.Sensitivity and specificity of ultrasonography were measured at 94. 7

2000 BMJ Controlled trial quality: uncertain

1083. Intravascular ultrasound-guided interventions in coronary artery disease: a systematic literature review, with decision-analytic modelling, of outcomes and cost-effectiveness

Intravascular ultrasound-guided interventions in coronary artery disease: a systematic literature review, with decision-analytic modelling, of outcomes and cost-effectiveness Intravascular ultrasound-guided interventions in coronary artery disease: a systematic literature review, with decision-analytic modelling, of outcomes and cost-effectiveness Intravascular ultrasound-guided interventions in coronary artery disease: a systematic literature review, with decision-analytic modelling (...) , of outcomes and cost-effectiveness Berry E, Kelly S, Hutton J, Lindsay HS, Blaxhill JM, Evans JA, Connelly J, Tisch J, Walker GC, Sivananthan UM, Smith MA 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 Berry E, Kelly S, Hutton J, Lindsay HS, Blaxhill JM, Evans JA, Connelly J, Tisch J, Walker GC, Sivananthan UM, Smith MA. Intravascular ultrasound

2000 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

1084. The diagnostic characteristics of transvaginal ultrasound in the detection of endometrial cancer in postmenopausal women taking hormone replacement therapy

of transvaginal ultrasound in the detection of endometrial cancer in postmenopausal women taking hormone replacement therapy. Project page URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Endometrial Neoplasms /diagnosis; Ultrasonography Language Published English Country of organisation Australia Address for correspondence Monash Institute of Health Services Research, Block E, Monash Medical Centre, Locked Bag 29, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia. Tel: +61 3 9594 7505; Fax: +61 3 9594 7552. Email (...) The diagnostic characteristics of transvaginal ultrasound in the detection of endometrial cancer in postmenopausal women taking hormone replacement therapy The diagnostic characteristics of transvaginal ultrasound in the detection of endometrial cancer in postmenopausal women taking hormone replacement therapy The diagnostic characteristics of transvaginal ultrasound in the detection of endometrial cancer in postmenopausal women taking hormone replacement therapy Villanueva E V S Record Status

2000 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

1085. A systematic review of ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (update and re-appraisal)

A systematic review of ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (update and re-appraisal) A systematic review of ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (update and re-appraisal) A systematic review of ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (update and re-appraisal) Cooter R, Robinson D, Babidge W, Mutimer K, Kiroff G, Wickham P, Chapman A, Maddern G 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 Cooter R, Robinson D, Babidge W, Mutimer K, Kiroff G, Wickham P, Chapman A, Maddern G. A systematic review of ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (update and re-appraisal) Stepney: Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures -Surgical (ASERNIP-S). Report no. 17. 2000 Authors' objectives To compare the safety and efficacy of ultrasonically-assisted lipoplasty (UAL) and suction-assisted lipoplasty (SAL). Authors' conclusions The evidence

2000 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

1086. Ultrasound screening in pregnancy: a systematic review of the clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and women's views

in the routine ultrasound screening programme were identified (including the need for repeat scans and that not all women book at early gestations), some of which are unavoidable, but which have implications for both its clinical and cost-effectiveness. Project page URL INAHTA brief and checklist Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Costs and Cost Analysis; Mass Screening; Prenatal Diagnosis; Ultrasonography, Prenatal Language Published English Country of organisation England Address (...) Ultrasound screening in pregnancy: a systematic review of the clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and women's views Ultrasound screening in pregnancy: a systematic review of the clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and women's views Ultrasound screening in pregnancy: a systematic review of the clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and women's views Bricker L, Garcia J, Henderson J, Mugford M, Neilson J, Roberts T, Martin M-A Record Status This is a bibliographic record

2000 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

1087. Comparison of ultrasound, radiography, and clinical examination in the diagnosis of acute maxillary sinusitis: a systematic review

Comparison of ultrasound, radiography, and clinical examination in the diagnosis of acute maxillary sinusitis: a systematic review Comparison of ultrasound, radiography, and clinical examination in the diagnosis of acute maxillary sinusitis: a systematic review Comparison of ultrasound, radiography, and clinical examination in the diagnosis of acute maxillary sinusitis: a systematic review Varonen H, Makela M, Savolainen S, Laara E, Hilden J Authors' objectives To evaluate the efficacy (...) of clinical examination, ultrasound and radiography as diagnostic measures for acute maxillary sinusitis (AMS) in unselected populations. Searching MEDLINE was searched from 1966 to April 1999, and the Finnish medical database 'Medic' from 1977. The reference lists of relevant articles were examined and four major journals in the field were handsearched from 1980. Experts in the field were also contacted. Unpublished studies were included. Articles written in English, German, French, a Scandinavian

2000 DARE.

1088. Ultrasound for osteo-arthritis of the knee: a systematic review

Ultrasound for osteo-arthritis of the knee: a systematic review Ultrasound for osteo-arthritis of the knee: a systematic review Ultrasound for osteo-arthritis of the knee: a systematic review Marks R, Ghanagaraja S, Ghassemi M Authors' objectives To assess the efficacy of ultrasound applications in decreasing the pain and improving the function of people with osteoarthritis of the knee. Searching MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Excerpta Medica were searched between 1950 and 1999 using the following (...) keywords: 'osteo-arthritis', 'knee joint', 'ultrasound', 'ultrasonic therapy', 'muscle', 'nerve', 'tendon', 'treatment' and 'electrotherapy'. The authors also performed a manual search of bibliographies of retrieved articles. Only papers published in the English language were retrieved. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review Randomised controlled trials were included. Specific interventions included in the review Ultrasound applications were compared with different

2000 DARE.

1089. Cost effectiveness analysis of BMD referral for DXA using ultrasound as a selective pre-screen in a group of women with low trauma Colles' fractures

referral for DXA using ultrasound as a selective population pre-screen. Technology and Health Care 1997;5:235-41. Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by NLM MeSH Absorptiometry, Photon /economics; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Bone Density; Colles' Fracture /diagnosis /etiology; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Female; Great Britain; Humans; Middle Aged; Osteoporosis /complications /diagnosis; Patient Selection; Referral and Consultation /economics; Sensitivity and Specificity; Ultrasonography /economics (...) Cost effectiveness analysis of BMD referral for DXA using ultrasound as a selective pre-screen in a group of women with low trauma Colles' fractures Cost effectiveness analysis of BMD referral for DXA using ultrasound as a selective pre-screen in a group of women with low trauma Colles' fractures Cost effectiveness analysis of BMD referral for DXA using ultrasound as a selective pre-screen in a group of women with low trauma Colles' fractures Sim M F, Stone M, Johansen A, Evans W Record Status

2000 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1090. Ultrasound screening in pregnancy: a systematic review of the clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and women's views

: Update Software. 7. Bricker L, Neilson JP. Routine ultrasound in late pregnancy (after 24 weeks gestation) (Cochrane Review). In: The Cochrane Library, Issue 2, 2003. Oxford: Update Software. Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by NLM MeSH Attitude to Health; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Diagnostic Tests, Routine; Female; Health Services Research; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Pregnancy; Ultrasonography, Prenatal /economics AccessionNumber 12000008608 Date bibliographic record published 30/11 (...) Ultrasound screening in pregnancy: a systematic review of the clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and women's views Ultrasound screening in pregnancy: a systematic review of the clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and women's views Ultrasound screening in pregnancy: a systematic review of the clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and women's views Bricker L, Garcia J, Henderson J, Mugford M, Neilson J, Roberts T, Martin, M A Authors' objectives The authors had several

2000 DARE.

1091. Costs and effectiveness of ultrasonography and limited computed tomography for diagnosing appendicitis in children

Costs and effectiveness of ultrasonography and limited computed tomography for diagnosing appendicitis in children Costs and effectiveness of ultrasonography and limited computed tomography for diagnosing appendicitis in children Costs and effectiveness of ultrasonography and limited computed tomography for diagnosing appendicitis in children Garcia Pena B M, Taylor G A, Fishman S J, Mandl K D 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 A protocol of ultrasonography (USG) followed by computed tomography with rectal contrast (CTRC) was used in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in children. Type of intervention Diagnosis. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis. Study population The study population

2000 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1092. Ultrasonography improves diagnostic accuracy of acute appendicitis and provides cost savings to hospitals in Japan

appendicitis", "probably appendicitis", or "possible appendicitis". The patients were reassessed once they had received their ultrasound test and the results were available, according to the classifications "definitely", "probably" and "definitely not". The ultrasound operator was blind to the initial classification of the patient. The sensitivity and specificity of ultrasonography were assessed with reference to the actual diagnosis that was determined either during clinical follow-up or surgery (...) (the 'gold' standard). The study was conducted at a single centre. Analysis of effectiveness The analysis was based on the comparison of diagnosis before ultrasonography, after ultrasonography and the actual diagnosis. The primary health outcomes were the sensitivity, specificity and predictive values of ultrasound. Since there was only one patient group there was no need to assess comparability. Summary statistics of the patients involved were not reported. Effectiveness results Fifty-seven patients

2000 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1093. The implementation of bedside bladder ultrasound technology: effects on patient and cost postoperative outcomes in tertiary care

The implementation of bedside bladder ultrasound technology: effects on patient and cost postoperative outcomes in tertiary care The implementation of bedside bladder ultrasound technology: effects on patient and cost postoperative outcomes in tertiary care The implementation of bedside bladder ultrasound technology: effects on patient and cost postoperative outcomes in tertiary care Frederickson M, Neitzel J J, Miller E H, Reuter S, Graner T, Heller 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 a portable ultrasound device to measure bladder volume, in order to assess the need for catheterisation. This was compared with the use of standard timed intermittent catheterisation for patients requiring postoperative

2000 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1094. Intravascular ultrasound-guided interventions in coronary artery disease: a systematic literature review with decision-analytic modelling of outcomes and cost-effectiveness

Intravascular ultrasound-guided interventions in coronary artery disease: a systematic literature review with decision-analytic modelling of outcomes and cost-effectiveness Intravascular ultrasound-guided interventions in coronary artery disease: a systematic literature review with decision-analytic modelling of outcomes and cost-effectiveness Intravascular ultrasound-guided interventions in coronary artery disease: a systematic literature review with decision-analytic modelling of outcomes (...) and cost-effectiveness Berry E, Kelly S, Hutton J, Lindsay H S, Blaxill J M, Evans J A, Connelly J, Tisch J, Walker G C, Sivananthan U M, Smith M A Authors' objectives To synthesise evidence about outcomes of coronary interventions when intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is used, compared with outcomes when it is not. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library and BRLII were searched from 1990 to March 1999; the Science Citation Index, Index of Scientific and Technical Proceedings, Engineering

2000 DARE.

1095. Ultrasound therapy for calcific tendinitis of the shoulder. (Abstract)

Ultrasound therapy for calcific tendinitis of the shoulder. Although ultrasound therapy is used to treat calcific tendinitis of the shoulder, its efficacy has not been rigorously evaluated. We conducted a randomized, double-blind comparison of ultrasonography and sham insonation in patients with symptomatic calcific tendinitis verified by radiography. Patients were assigned to receive 24 15-minute sessions of either pulsed ultrasound (frequency, 0.89 MHz; intensity, 2.5 W per square centimeter (...) in the ultrasound-treatment group and 29 in the sham-treatment group. After six weeks of treatment, calcium deposits had resolved in six shoulders (19 percent) in the ultrasound-treatment group and decreased by at least 50 percent in nine shoulders (28 percent), as compared with respective values of zero and three (10 percent) in the sham-treatment group (P=0.003). At the nine-month follow-up visit, calcium deposits had resolved in 13 shoulders (42 percent) in the ultrasound-treatment group and improved in 7

1999 NEJM Controlled trial quality: uncertain

1096. Increased efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the evaluation of the blunt abdominal trauma patient with the use of ultrasound

in the evaluation of the blunt abdominal trauma patient with the use of ultrasound. American Surgeon 1999; 65(1): 31-35 PubMedID Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by NLM MeSH Abdominal Injuries /ultrasonography; Adult; Clinical Protocols; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Evaluation Studies as Topic; Female; Humans; Male; Peritoneal Lavage /economics; Prospective Studies; Sensitivity and Specificity; Tomography, X-Ray Computed /economics; Ultrasonography /economics; Wounds, Nonpenetrating /ultrasonography (...) Increased efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the evaluation of the blunt abdominal trauma patient with the use of ultrasound Increased efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the evaluation of the blunt abdominal trauma patient with the use of ultrasound Increased efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the evaluation of the blunt abdominal trauma patient with the use of ultrasound Arrillaga A, Graham R, York J W, Miller R S Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation

1999 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1097. Cost-effectiveness of estimating gestational age by ultrasonography in Down syndrome screening

Cost-effectiveness of estimating gestational age by ultrasonography in Down syndrome screening Cost-effectiveness of estimating gestational age by ultrasonography in Down syndrome screening Cost-effectiveness of estimating gestational age by ultrasonography in Down syndrome screening Benn P A, Rodis J F, Beazoglou 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 Use of ultrasound estimation of gestational age in maternal serum screening for Down's Syndrome. Type of intervention Screening. Economic study type Cost-benefit analysis. Study population Pregnant women undergoing screening for Down's Syndrome. Maternal ages ranged from less than 15 years to 49 years. Setting Not stated but presumably the screening

1999 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1098. Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty

Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty Cooter R, Babidge W 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 Cooter R, Babidge W. Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty. Stepney, SA: Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures - Surgical (ASERNIP-S) 1999: 40 Authors (...) ' objectives To review the literature comparing traditional techniques of liposuction with ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL) to establish the best evidence for recommendations on the safety and efficacy of UAL. Authors' conclusions This review found that the safety and/or efficacy of the procedure cannot be determined due to an incomplete and/or poor quality evidence-base. An audit is required (to assess both safety and efficacy). The ASERNIP-S Review Group recommends that ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty

1999 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

1099. Evaluation of obstetrical ultrasound examination in the monitoring of normal pregnancy in primary health care

or screening ultrasonography on foetal viability vis-a-vis selective ultrasound. 2. To describe the clinical practice guidelines and protocols designed to monitor pregnancy for the overall population of pregnant mothers. 3. To define the possible implications of adopting ultrasound screening in primary health care from an economic and health care service provision standpoint. Authors' conclusions No scientific evidence has been identified to study the efficacy and the safety of ultrasound as a form (...) this strategy on the grounds that there is no scientific evidence to justify such an approach. Therefore, the number of ultrasounds to be conducted in pregnancy, as well as the indication, might not be determined by clinical criteria. Project page URL ml Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Mass Screening; Prenatal Diagnosis; Ultrasonography, Prenatal Language Published Catalan, English, Spanish Country of organisation Spain Address for correspondence Antoni Parada, CAHTA, Roc Boronat, 81

1999 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

1100. Efficacy and safety of internal ultrasound lipoplasty (or endothermolysis)

Efficacy and safety of internal ultrasound lipoplasty (or endothermolysis) Efficacy and safety of internal ultrasound lipoplasty (or endothermolysis) Efficacy and safety of internal ultrasound lipoplasty (or endothermolysis) Almazan C, Gallo P 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 Almazan C, Gallo P. Efficacy and safety (...) of internal ultrasound lipoplasty (or endothermolysis) Barcelona: Catalan Agency for Health Information, Assessment and Quality (CAHIAQ -formerly CAHTA). IN99008. 1999 Authors' objectives The aim of this report is to assess the efficacy/effectiveness and the safety of internal ultrasound lipoplasty (I-UAL) according to the data available in the literature. Authors' conclusions I-UAL is less traumatic than LT, since the traditional mechanical avulsion procedure is substituted by fat emulsion; additionally

1999 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.